Tour Details

  • 15 Days(s)

  • Live

  • English

  • 5463m/17923ft

overview

The Gokyo valley trekking route has to offer you the opportunity to feel the scenic beauty, adventure as well as the diversity of Nepal. With the panoramic view of Everest on the backdrop along with the other Himalayas, you will get to lay your eyes on the majestic glacier of Nepal. And you can observe unique floras and faunas. The Gokyo valley vaunts the picturesque, turquoise lakes as well as exquisite culture.

The Gokyo Valley trekking route takes you to the beautiful areas of the Everest region which is lesser crowded and more peaceful. The journey starts from Kathmandu with sightseeing and exploring the cultural and historical heritages around the valley. After this, we move to Lukla by flight and then start the trekking journey; moving along the trail following Dudh Koshi river, with the shadows of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam and other peaks on us along with Sagarmatha National Park's ecological diversity to observe. We then, hike to the small, beautiful city of Namche Bazar. We trek alongside Buddhist monasteries, suspension bridges embellished with beautiful prayer flags and much more.

Tour Highlights

  • The scenic trail to the picturesque Gokyo valley with its pristine lakes
  • Majestic peaks of Cho-Oyu and adjoining mountain peaks
  • Panoramic view of world's four highest peaks at a single glimpse from Gokyo Ri
  • Witness Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho-Oyu and Mt. Makalu
  • Amazing Ngozumba glacier
  • Lush green woodland to fields of ice and glaciers

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Itinerary

  • 3 hrs
  • 3 Star Hotel

You will be picked at the airport by our representative and will be transferred to the hotel upon your arrival.  After taking a break for some time, you will be received by the tour guide at the hotel for a short half day sightseeing tour to Kathmandu Durbar Square.  You will be taken for a cultural dinner in the evening. Overnight stay at hotel.

  • 5 hrs
  • 3 Star Hotel

We will have a full day sightseeing tour on this day where we will visit places like the Durbar Squares, visit the monkey temple namely Swoyambhunath, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath one by one.  Later in the afternoon, there will be a short meeting with your trekking guide where you will be briefed about the trekking itinerary; you can put forward your queries at this time. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

  • 5 hrs
  • Guest House

You will be transferred to the airport early in the morning from where you will fly to Lukla (35 minutes). We will walk for three hours to reach the Phakding town with ups and downs along the river, Dudh Koshi.  Overnight stay at a teahouse in Phakding.

  • 6 hrs
  • Guest House

After breakfast, we move along the bank of Dudh Koshi river as we head to our next destination, that is Namche Bazar. We enter Sagarmatha National Park; from Larja Dobhan we climb the steep trail as we witness the majestic view of Namche Bazar; the gateway to Everest zone. Overnight stay at a teahouse in Namche.

  • Rest Day
  • Guest House

On this day, we rest and take a break for acclimatization in Namche Bazar. Namche is popular for its wonderful shops and vendors, tasty food and amazing views of the mountain peaks. 
With an early hike above the town, we will be rewarded with majestic views of Himalayan sunrise and the views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, the gorgeous Ama Dablam and so on.  We will visit the Sherpa Museum on our way down. Overnight stay at a teahouse.

  • 4 hrs
  • Guest House

On our way to Phortse Tanga, we will first climb the Khumjung Hill and then descend down a wide valley from where the trail turns north. We will see a chorten on the top of a ridge (3973 meters)  that descends from Khumbila (5761 meters). We shall visit Mohang, the birthplace of the re-incarnated Lama of the monastery of Rongbuk of Tibet who introduced Buddhism to Khumbu. The trail moves up and down with descends and steep ascends time and again. Overnight stay at teahouse.

  • 4 hrs
  • Guest House

We will climb through rhododendron forests and then move through the summer settlements called Kharkhas used by Sherpas to have their yaks graze.  Now, the trail passes through Tongba (3950 meters), Gyle (3960 meters).  Overnight stay at a teahouse.

  • 5 hrs
  • Guest House

With a short day trek, we head to Machermo as we climb alongside the valley, through rhododendron and Juniper forests. We will also pass through many summer settlements and will witness the beautiful views of Cho Oyu and Kantiaga and Thamserku while backing down the valley.  We arrive at Machermo around lunch time.

  • 5 hrs
  • Guest House

Now, the trail moves to a ridge that offers amazing views down the valley to Kantega and up to Cho Oyu (8153 meters).   The trail passes through Pangram (4390 meters) and descends to a river bank before ascending to Ngozumpa glacier’s terminal moraine. There is a steep climb on the moraine.

Now the trail follows the valley past a lake known as Longponga (4690 meters) where we can see Lama Foot Prints; we then follow the path to Gokyo (4750 meters) over the edge of the third lake.

We reach Gokyo; it is a tiny settlement which is growing gradually with around eight lodges currently. You will absolutely love the glacier lake and the view it has to offer of the snowy peaks. Overnight stay at a teahouse.

  • full day
  • Guest House

We will move to the Gokyo Ri(5463 meters) early in the morning to watch the sunrise. You will get the chance to see Mt. Everest and Cho Oyu along with the lake in the valley as well as the largest glacier called Na-Jumpa glacier.

We will get breakfast at the teahouse as we get back and during the afternoon we will explore the fifth lake and relish the view. Overnight stay at teahouse.

  • 5 hrs
  • Guest House

We trek back to Dole en route Machermo on this day. Overnight stay at the teahouse.

  • 5 hrs
  • Guest House

After breakfast, we head to Namche as we descend till Phortse Tanga and ascend to Mongla dada after which the route moves to Namche.  Overnight stay at Namche.

  • 6 hrs
  • Guest House

We will stay overnight at Lukla as reach Lukla after breakfast with few ups and downs.

  • 30 min flight
  • 3 Star Hotel

You will be transferred to the airport early in the morning and return to Kathmandu via a flight.  Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel by one of our representatives. Overnight stay at the hotel.

  • final day
  • None

On this day, you will be transferred to the airport from where you will head to your next destination or back home.

What’s included/excluded

Cost Includes

  • Airport-pickup and drop facility 
  • Welcome dinner at an authentic restaurant 
  • Three nights twin or double sharing lodge including breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu via private vehicle 
  • Flight for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu along with airport departure tax  
  • Entry fee for national park and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS card)
  • Licensed guide proficient in English (Covers his salary, food, accommodation, transport, and insurance)
  • One porter for two guests (Covers his salary, food, accommodation, equipment, and insurance)
  • We provide assistant guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance walking with the group to support where necessary as per the group size
  • Lodging facility throughout the trek 
  • Three main meals of the day provided throughout the trek
  • First aid kit 
  • Sleeping bag, t-shirts, down jackets, cap, duffle bags, maps of  city and trekking routes available from Trekking planners (If required)
  • Emergency evacuation service available (You are required to have insurance done for it; your travel insurance company pays for it) 
  • Availability of oximeter to detect your pulse and oxygen saturation along with heart rate twice each day throughout the trekking journey (This is to check the symptoms of Altitude Mountain Sickness) This will ensure your safety
  • Each local and government tax according to the itinerary 
  • 1-hour complimentary massage or spa in Kathmandu post trek

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fee (please bring adequate fee amount in USD and two passport size photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu valley
  • Dinner and lunch in Kathmandu 
  • Meals during travel 
  • Health and travel insurance and insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • Additional costs to early arrival and late departure due to any reason are subject to additional charges
  • Personal expenses like laundry, drinks, hot shower, extra porter, phone calls, battery charge and so on
  • Tipping to driver, porter or guide

cancellation

Note that free cancellation is possible if the notice for written cancellation is sent as soon as a tour has been booked. The cancellation notice must be clear and will be valid upon the approval of the company.

And if due to unfavorable circumstances your tour is canceled without you wanting it to get canceled, we will offer you an alternative tour package.

If the offered package does not match your preference, you will be given the choice to cancel it along with the complete refund of the amount paid to us.  Nevertheless, we shall not be accountable for any further claims or damages.

Good to know

  • Best Hospitality services to our esteemed clients 
  • Well trained and experienced guides and porter to reduce the trekking hassles
  • Reasonable tour prices based on the itinerary 
  • Well thought and planned itinerary to match the interest and needs of the travelers 
  • Properly equipped guide with apt knowledge of minor sickness, and injury; and the ability to provide reassurance to trekkers
  • Itineraries based on seasons (Since spring and summer have longer days and autumn and winter have shorter days and lesser sunlight)
  • Provision to contribute to charity funds for the growth of local villages, rural kids with education funds, maintenance and development of trails and availing pure drinking water for everyone.