Gokyo Vally trek is one of the most beautiful treking in Everest region which offer the 360-degree view from Gokyo Ridge is the best in the Khumbu.
The beginning of this trek is similer as hiking to Everest Base Camp. On the way, we stay two nights in the village of Namche Bazaar to acclimatize. Namche is considered the trading center for the Khumbu region.After visiting Namche, you head up the valley leaving the usual Everest trail and following the rivers run off from the Ngozumpa glacier.
Your arrival into this high mountain valley called Gokyo is welcomed by a string of cobalt blue lakes that continue for the 3-hour hike to Gokyo Village, which sits at the foot of Gokyo Ri (18,300 ft) a huge black mound of rock. From Gokyo Ri you'll see much more enchanting views than Mount Everest.
Day 01 : Arrival on Kathmandu and 1300 mtrs transfer to hotel,
Day 02 : Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing & Trek preparation
Day 03 : Fly to Lukla (2,800 m/9,184 ft), trek to Phakding (2,652 m/8,700 fit): 3 - 4 hours
Day 04 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): 5 - 6 hours
Day 05 : Namche Bazaar: acclimatization
Day 06 : Namche Bazaar to Phorse (3810 m/ 12,496 ft): 5 - 6 hours
Day 07 : Phorse Village to Machhermo-(4,470 m/ 14,663 ft): 5 - 6 hours
Day 08 : Machharmo to Gokyo (4800 m/15,744 ft): 5 - 6 hours
Day 09 : Gokyo Valley: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357 m/17,570 ft) and hike to fifth lakes: 5 - 6 hours
Day 10 : Gokyo to Dole: 3 - 4 hours
Day 11 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m. 5/6 hours walking) and over night at lodge
Day 12 : Trek to Lukla (7/8 hours walking) and over night at Lodge.
Day 13 : Fly back to Kathmandu by flight (35 minutes flight) stay Over night at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 14 : Final Depart. From hotel and transfer to Airport
Day 01Arrival on Kathmandu and 1300 mtrs transfer to hotel,Our journey in Nepal begins today. A Himalaya Chyangpa Treks representative will be waiting for us at the airport. He/she will then drop us off at our hotel where we can take a rest. In the evening we can enjoy a welcome dinner hosted by Himalaya Chyangpa Treks . During the dinner we can enjoy Nepalese cuisine which will introduce us to the country’s food culture. Included meals:Dinner
Day 02Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing & Trek preparation City sightseeing tour to world heritage sites; Pashupatinat(Hindu Tample ) , Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath(known as a monkey temple among westerners).The area has an amazing range of fascinating highlights, whatever your interest. Excellent bookshops, extensive markets, and novelty and handicraft shops contrast with fantastic centers of cultural and spiritual significance - Kathmandu has more World Heritage sites than any other city in the world. Stay overnight in hotel.
Day 03Fly to Lukla (2,800 m/9,184 ft), trek to Phakding (2,652 m/8,700 fit): 3 - 4 hoursWe leave for Lukla on an early morning flight. It will be an adventurous ride as the Tenzing/Hillary airport is a steep airstrip that is actually hanging off the side of a mountain. After reaching Lukla, we meet the rest of our trekking staff and begin trekking to Phakding. Overnight in Phakding. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 04Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): 5 - 6 hoursOur trail moves forward alongside the Dudh Koshi River. During the trek we cross several suspension bridges and pass several villages, monasteries and chortens. We can enjoy a good view of Mt. Thamserku from Benkar village. Our trekking permits will be checked at Monjo as we enter the Sagarmatha National Park. A descent and a gradual walk brings us to Jorsale, the last village until Namche Bazaar. The walk is enjoyable through a river bed and we reach the Hillary Suspension Bridge. As we climb up towards Namche Bazaar, the magnificent sights of Kwangde Peak, Kusum peak, Kangaru peak, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache, and many other fabulous mountains greet us. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 05Namche Bazaar: acclimatizationAcclimatization is important for us to adjust to the gradual change in environment. It will also help us to prevent catching Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Today we hike to Khumjung villages, enjoy the Himalayan vista from Syangboche or tour the quaint streets of Namche Bazaar. We can also visit the Tourist Visitor Center where we can see a variety of things related to the first Everest ascenders and Sherpa culture. This visit will also get us acquainted with various plant and animal life of the Everest region. In Khumjung we can even visit a monastery that houses a yeti scalp! We also climb up to the airstrip above Syangboche and enjoy incredible views of Kongde, Thamserku and Khumbila mountains. We walk back to Namche Bazaar to spend the night.Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 06Namche Bazaar to Phorse (3810 m/ 12,496 ft): 5 - 6 hoursWe leave Namche Bazaar on a trail with gradual ups and downs. On the way we are likely to spot Himalayan pheasants, musk deer and Himalayan Thars. We then begin descending to Kyanjuma. From Sansa, we follow the Gokyo trails and from Mong we get a glimpse of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawoche and Khumbila mountains. Our trail descends to Dudhkoshi Khola after which it is an uphill climb through rhododendron forests before reaching Phorse. From here we get good views of Tawache and Cholaste mountains. Overnight in Phorse. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 07 Phorse Village to Machhermo-(4,470 m/ 14,663 ft): 5 - 6 hoursAfter crossing a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, we are likely to come face to face with local wildlife like pheasants, mountain goats, and musk deer. Our trail passes through forests, waterfalls and bridges before reaching Dole. We climb on a steady trail through a scenic ridge with views of Cho Oyu, Kantega, and Thamserku mountains. We ascend from Luza village and walk above the Dudh Koshi River. We continue walking through small villages and sandy trails before reaching Machhermo. We can visit the Himalayan Rescue Hospital for a lecture regarding altitude sickness, its precaution, and primary treatment. Overnight in Machhermo. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 08Machharmo to Gokyo (4800 m/15,744 ft): 5 - 6 hoursWe ascend on a hill and enjoy views of the Dudh Koshi valley and Kangtega, Thamserku and Cho-Oyu mountains. Beyond the ridge the valley widens as the trail passes through a Chorten and reaches Phangga. We descend to the river bank before climbing up to the terminal moraine of the Ngozamba Glacier on a steep trail. We pass through Longpongo, Raboche Tsho and Dudh Pokhari before reaching Gokyo. On the trail next to the first lake, we see what is believed to be the footprints of a Lama (Buddhist priest). We explore Dudh Pokhari before calling it a night. Overnight in Gokyo. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 09Gokyo Valley: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357 m/17,570 ft) and hike to fifth lakes: 5 - 6 hoursWe spend another day in Gokyo to acclimatize to the high altitude. If the weather is good, we climb Gokyo Ri today. From the top of Gokyo Ri we admire the Himalayan vista and the tranquil Gokyo lakes. We also hike to the fourth and the fifth Gokyo lakes. The 4th lake is only about 3km north of Gokyo. It is marked by high cliffs and Himalayan peaks rising above it. We continue to walking a little further and reach the 5th lake. A climb up a nearby hill will guarantee us remarkable views of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makulu. We can see a lot more from here - the spot is called Scoundrel's Viewpoint. From the northern part of the 5th lake we see the Cho Oyu base camp and Ngazumpa Glacier which is the biggest glacier the world. We walk back to Gokyo to spend the night. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 10Gokyo to Dole: 3 - 4 hoursWe descend on a trail along the Dudh Koshi River and pass the first Gokyo lakes. On the way we also enjoy views of the Cholatse and Taboche peaks. Our trail descends before climbing a hill. After reaching the chorten at the edge, we see great views of Thamserku, Cho Oyu, and Kangtega mountains. We walk past Machhermo, Luza and Lhafarma villages before reaching Dole. Overnight in Dole.Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 11Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m. 5/6 hours walking) and over night at lodgeWe descend on a steep trail to Phortse Thanga admiring rhododendrons, wildflowers and waterfalls. We also come across mountain goats, musk deer, pheasants, etc. From Mong, we can admire a good view of Khumbila peak. On our way to Namche the view of Taboche, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kangtega mountains are ours to admire. After walking for a while, we reach an intersection where the trail from Sanasa meets our trail. We walk on a trail that clings to a forested slope beyond Kyangjuma, winding through several bends. After reaching Namche army camp hill, we look back to see Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche for one last time. About a kilometer from here is Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 12Trek to Lukla (7/8 hours walking) and over night at Lodge.We descend on a rocky trail and cross several suspension bridges before walking on a leveled trail. The air is warmer as we walk on the same trail to reach Lukla. Our trek in the mountain ends after we reach Lukla. We spend our time reminiscing about our time spent in the mountain. Overnight in Lukla.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 13Fly back to Kathmandu by flight (35 minutes flight) stay Over night at hotel in Kathmandu.We fly back to Kathmandu on the earliest possible flight. After reaching Kathmandu we have the rest of the day off to rest. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner to enjoy with our trek leader and a few Himalaya Chyangpa Treks staff to mark the end of our trip for Gokyo Vellay or Nepal Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 14Final Depart. From hotel and transfer to AirportOur journey in Nepal comes to an end today. A Himalaya Chyangpa Treks representative will drop us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way to home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.Included meals:Breakfast
When is The Best Season for Gokyo Valley ?
Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for trekking in the Everest region. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature, then taking this trip during winter (Dec., Jan., Feb.) could also be an option. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests. Trekking in the summer or monsoon season(June to Aug) will be affected by rain but the summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.
What is the Important Note during Gokyo Valley Trekking ?
Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Himalaya Chyangpa Treks & Expedition pvt.(HC) Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary and programs if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary , however , since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountains regions, we cannot guarantee that we will devite from it. Weather condition, health condition, and any another cases like a group of member , unexpected natural disasters, etc.., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. the leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan , but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
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