Gokyo Valley Trek - 11 Days

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Gokyo Valley Trek
  • Maxium Altitude
    5357M
  • Difficulty Level
    Strenuous
  • Trekking Season
    February to May and September to November

Overview

Gokyo Valley Trek offers sights of the incredible mountain scenery and visions into Sherpa lifestyle and culture as well as the enthralling panoramas of Everest and surrounding mountains. This Gokyo Ri will be our highpoint, with remarkable views of the Himalayas. Amazing Gokyo Valley has everything you could want from a high mountain trek. Also walk through alpine valleys to wonderful lakes underneath Chu Oyu and get outstanding views from trekking peaks is worthwhile.

The unlimited views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu are visible from this site. During the journey, you can sight many other great mountains, flora and fauna, village landscape and lush green forests. The renowned high mountain people named the Sherpa succeeding a regular way of life inhabits this Himalayan landscape.

The expedition will offer a chance to observe the land of the Sherpa and visit imperial Buddhist monasteries. Rare sightings of rare wildlife comprise the Himalayan Thar, snow leopard, snowcocks, pheasant and legendary yeti. They are somewhere in the Khumbu, some people even claimed. Stunning scenery all around is the absolute heart of the Himalayas, with many variations.

Beautiful mountain view in Gokyo Valley Trek

Hiking around Gokyo Valley viewed as a traditional trek that offers splendid views of the mountain peaks and the Ngozumpa Glacier. The image of this section is linked with the rising views of the most well-known mountains in Nepal, at an elevation of 8000m such as Cho Oyu, Everest, Makalu and Lhotse which are obviously noticeable from Gokyo Ri above Gokyo Lake.

Furthermore, The most amazing features are the view of the marvelous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung sited in Khumbu region. Gokyo valley trek is not only famous for Mountain View; it is the celebrated route for flower and fauna as well. Especially in the spring season, Gokyo valley will bloom the voluminous species flower in the green valley. For flower lover trekker’s Gokyo valley trek is best trekking route. Also, we offer trekking on this route in September – December for mountain views lover & February – July flower lover.

Travel Insurance for Gokyo Valley Trek

You should comprehend over the span of treks in remote parts of Himalayan nations like Nepal may bring a characteristic hazard because of awful climate condition, avalanche, and surge and so on which is outside our ability to control can cause genuine damage and demise. Please check our travel insurance page to get more detail information.

Permits Required for Gokyo Lake Trek

Trekking Infromation Management System(TIMS) card and Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit are the two essential permits for Gokyo Lake Trekking.

Mountain Treks Nepal Pvt. Ltd. welcomes all of you with a thankful heart as we have created a systematic schedule for the Gokyo Valley trekking and we have 11 Days Gokyo Valley Trek Itinerary. Moreover, we have similar Everest Region Trekking packages that might be quite easy but almost all activities would be similar to, Everest Panorama Trek, and Everest Base Camp Trek.

Trip Highlights

  • Explore around Gokyo Valley
  • The amazing ethnic group lifestyle and culture
  • Trail of alpine valleys to wonderful lakes
  • The stunning picturesque glimpse of various mountains
Guaranteed Departures

ALL INCLUSIVE PRICE

$1395

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10 Nights 11 Days

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    Detailed Itinerary

    Elevation: 2,652 m

    We’ll board a flight to Lukla (2810m). You will be able to enjoy the beauty of splendid hills, rivers, and mountains during the 35-minute flight. On reaching Lukla airport, you’ll be introduced to your porter, and served a wholesome breakfast. After that, we will head north to Phakding (2620m). It is an easy 3-hour hike through the Dudh Koshi valley. We will head north from the airstrip to Chheplung (2700m) and cross the crystal clear Thadokoshi on a locally built suspension bridge. Past the bridge, you can witness KusamKanggru (6367m), which is one of the toughest mountains to conquer. Away from the ThadoKoshi, the trail continues towards the Ghat (2590m) and we will cross a ridge marked with painted Mani stones. We will reach the beautiful tribal village of Phakding where you will stay overnight.

    Elevation: 3,450m

    We will head to Namche Bazaar, celebrated village of Khumbu region. On our way, we will cross the winding Dudhkoshi River 5 times on thrilling suspension bridges, covered with colorful Buddhist prayer flags. Then, We will keep climbing to Jorsale. From there, it’s a two and a half hour ascent to Namche, with two major viewpoints on your way. If you’re lucky, on a clear day, you can relish the hypnotic view of Everest. At Jorsale, you will enter Sagarmatha National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site) where you’ll be required to verify your permits. After 5-6 hours of tough hiking, we’ll reach Namche Bazaar, the economic hub of the region, also, gateway to Everest.

    Elevation: 3,446m

    Adaptation to harsh geography and high altitude is vital before continuing the ascent, to avoid altitude sickness or other unwelcome illness. You’ll be taken for a one day hike through the beautiful villages of Khunde and Khumjung. After getting back at Everest view hotel, you can go to look at the giant skull of a mystical creature “Yeti”, in a monastery in the region. On a fairly clear day, you will enjoy a breathtaking view of peaks such as Everest, Lhotse or AmaDablam. The view of mountains from the Everest View Hotel is also commendable. After a nourishing breakfast, we will endeavor an hourlong climb to the Syangboche airstrip (3790m), from where we will steadily ascend towards Khundu. On our way up, you will see century’s old Chorten (stone Buddhist monuments). From there, we will move eastwards to Khumjung, the largest settlement in the whole Khumbu region, at the lap of the holy peak of Khumbila. After savoring lunch at Khumjung, we will trail a slow climb to Everest View Hotel. The descend to Namche is approximately 4/5 hours walk.

    Elevation: 3,680m

    A little climb to the ridge top out of Namche will grant us a glorious view of Everest and Lhotse. From there, we will continue the mainstream trail. All through the trail, you will witness vendors selling Tibetan handiworks. After we arrive at the crossroad, which lies considerably high all above the Dudh Koshi, the trail is divided. The upward trail, which we will follow stretches to Mon La Pass. The downhill trail leads to Everest base camp. We will follow the pass to reach Phortse Thenga and trail steeply to rhododendron jungles. We will explore around Phortse Thenga, and stay overnight.

    Elevation: 4,480m

    We will begin our daily hike with a steady climb along the valley. The juniper forests dominate the woods. As we go up, you will see beautiful summer settlements and grazing land throughout. Superb views of Cho Oyu, its neighboring peaks Kantega and Thamserku will feast your eyes. By noon, we will arrive at Machermo (4,410m). We will spend the rest of the day exploring Machermo (4,410m) and spend the night there.

    Elevation: 4,750m

    After breakfast, we will continue the trail over the ridge for more exotic views. Majestic Cho Oyu will stand tall, right in front of you. Below is the gorgeous view of Khanga gorge, innate. Beyond the edge, the valley extends as the trail goes side by side to Pangram at 4,390m. We will go down towards the riverside, before climbing up to the fetal glacial deposit of the Ngozumpa glacier. After a slightly higher ascent, we will arrive at Gokyo, for a night stay. After lunch, we will visit and relish the sight of magnetic Forth and Fifth Lake for a close view of Mt.Everest and other mountains. Overnight there.

    After breakfast, we will explore the remaining places of Gokyo and we will conquer 5463m high Gokyo-Ri from where you will admire the outstanding Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu among others. We will hike to Fifth Lake from where the view of peaks is even better.
    After that, we will walk back to Gokyo village where we will spend the night.

    Elevation: 4,200m

    Early in the morning, after breakfast, We will then descend to Dole to spend the night.

    Elevation: 3,450m

    We will continue our trek down the Sherpa villages of Khumjung, leaving the mountains in the backdrop. We will walk down to the village of Namche Bazaar, the epitome of Sherpa culture, where we will spend the night.

    Elevation: 2,800m/9,184ft

    Walking Distance: 16km (6-7 hours)

    After breakfast, we trek toward the Hillary Suspension Bridge and afterward go through a few neighboring towns. Our landing in Lukla gets a night our last Tea House and, generally, a gathering with your trekking team: you made it.

    Elevation: 1,350m/4428ft

    Flight time: 35 min

    Early in the day, you’ll jump a concise flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, where your adventure both started and closures. You’ll exchange to your lodging after arriving for some truly necessary solo rest and reflection after your trek vanquishing the Himalayas. We’ll rejoin at night for a goodbye supper at extraordinary compared to other Nepalese eateries around the local area.

    Trip Includes


    • 11 days Trip, 10 of which include 3 meals a day
    • 2 nights of accommodation in Kathmandu, breakfast included
    • Round-trip airfare between Kathmandu and Lukla 
    • Accommodation while trekking
    • Airport transfers (Domestic and international)
    • Everest trekking permit and TIMS (traveler security) Card
    • Fully-licensed, English-speaking guide
    • Porter service from Lukla
    • Local and government taxes
    • Insurance for porter and guide
    •  Sleeping bag / Down Jacket if needed (Need to Returned after the trek)
    • Farewell Dinner with culture show

    Trip Excludes


    • Personal Travel insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa.
    • Drinks (mineral water, Tea, coffee, whisky) or other snacks and any meals beside breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hot shower, battery charge ,WIFI charge etc.
    • Guide and porter Tips
    • Snacks and other personal expenses
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Government and local taxes
    • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on the “Trip Includes” Section.

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    Packing List For Gokyo Valley Trek

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    Here’s a concise list of essential equipment for the Gokyo Valley Trek:

    • Trekking Boots
    • Backpack
    • Clothing Layers
    • Headwear and Handwear
    • Trekking Poles
    • Sleeping Bag
    • Daypack
    • Hydration System
    • First Aid Kit
    • Sunscreen and Lip Balm
    • Toiletries
    • Trekking Towel
    • Snacks and Energy Food
    • Camera
    • Personal Identification and Documents

    These items will ensure you’re prepared for the Gokyo Valley Trek while keeping your load manageable.

    Frequently Asked Questions

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    Yes, the Gokyo region is rich in birdlife, including species like Himalayan Monals, Snow Partridges, and various raptors. Our experienced guides can point out birdwatching hotspots and help you spot these magnificent creatures.

    The Gokyo region is known for its stunning glacial lakes, including the pristine Gokyo Lakes, which are among the highest freshwater lakes in the world. You'll also encounter dramatic moraines, towering peaks, and other fascinating geological formations along the trekking route.

    Absolutely! The clear night skies in the Himalayas offer excellent opportunities for stargazing and astrophotography. Our guides can identify constellations, planets, and other celestial wonders, providing a memorable experience for astronomy enthusiasts.

    We collaborate with local communities and organizations to support cultural preservation initiatives, such as the restoration of ancient monasteries, preservation of traditional crafts, and promotion of indigenous cultural practices.

    We are committed to responsible and sustainable tourism practices. Our team follows Leave No Trace principles, minimizing waste generation, and adhering to eco-friendly guidelines to protect the delicate ecosystems of the Gokyo Valley.

    Yes, the Gokyo Valley offers breathtaking views of the sunrise and sunset over the towering Himalayan peaks, creating magical moments that will be etched in your memory forever.


    12 Responses to Gokyo Valley Trek

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    • Oliver

      Beautiful trek - Gokyo valley

      Mountain Treks Nepal made my Gokyo Valley trek an unforgettable adventure. From the initial booking process to the final goodbye in Kathmandu, their professionalism and attention to detail were exceptional. The guides were incredibly knowledgeable about the region, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience. They were also friendly and patient, always willing to answer questions and adjust the pace to accommodate everyone in the group.

      The trek itself was breathtaking. The scenery was awe-inspiring, with majestic peaks like Everest and Lhotse towering over us. Mountain Treks Nepal provided comfortable lodges with delicious meals throughout the journey. I especially appreciated the acclimatization days that helped me adjust to the high altitude.

      Overall, I highly recommend Mountain Treks Nepal for your Gokyo Valley trek. They are a top-notch company that will ensure you have an amazing experience.

    • Marid

      Gokyo lake trekking

      Our trek to Gokyo Lakes with Mountain Treks Nepal was an absolutely phenomenal experience. The scenery was breathtaking, with turquoise lakes reflecting the majestic Himalayan peaks, including Everest itself. The team at Mountain Treks Nepal was outstanding, providing excellent guidance and support throughout the entire adventure.

    • pitter

      Our recent Gokyo Valley trek with Mountain Treks Nepal was simply beyond compare. From the breathtaking Himalayan panoramas to the crystal-clear Gokyo Lakes, the entire journey was an unforgettable experience.

      Mountain Treks Nepal’s exceptional service truly made the difference. Their expertise and attentiveness ensured our safety and enjoyment throughout the trek.

    • Kricker

      Gokyo Vallery is amazing.

      Just back from the most incredible Gokyo Valley trek with Mountain Treks Nepal! They exceeded all my expectations. The trek was well-paced, allowing for proper acclimatization and plenty of time to soak up the stunning mountain views. The guides were professional and attentive, catering to our individual needs and ensuring everyone felt safe on the trails. They even helped us spot elusive wildlife like Himalayan tahr! The food was fantastic, with a great mix of local and Western dishes to keep us energized. Mountain Treks Nepal made this a truly unforgettable experience. Thank you!”

    • Mourice

      Gokyo Trek

      Our recent Gokyo Lakes trek with Mountain Treks Nepal was an absolutely phenomenal experience. From the breathtaking scenery to the well-organized trek, it exceeded all our expectations.

    • Stanep

      awesome trekking agency

      I Did six different trekking trips in Nepal with this agency so far over the years. The best one was Everestu base camp And Gokyo from Jiri which i Did independently And 40days trekking Manaslu Tsum valley Nar Phu And Annapurna circuit. They been very professional, open to customize my travel plans And helpful. My guide had very good english, local knowledge and been very profesional. I felt always safe And was a good fun. Im very Happy to recommend this trekking agency.Thank you very much to everybody who helped me to make my dreams come true. Namaste

    • Milson

      Everest Base camp with Gokyo valley

      My recent Gokyo Valley Trek with Mountain Treks Nepal was an absolutely phenomenal experience. The breathtaking scenery, the unique culture, and the challenge of the hike itself will stay with me forever.

    • Broker

      Gokyo Valley Trek: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Adventure with Mountain Treks .

      Our recent Gokyo Valley trek with Mountain Treks Nepal was nothing short of phenomenal. From the breathtaking Himalayan panoramas to the warm hospitality of the team, every detail of the trip exceeded our expectations.

      The Gokyo Valley itself is a paradise unlike any other. The turquoise lakes reflecting the majestic peaks of Everest, Lhotse, and Cho Oyu left us speechless. Each turn on the trail revealed a new vista more awe-inspiring than the last.

      Our guide Deepak from Mountain Treks Nepal was not only knowledgeable about the terrain but also incredibly passionate about the region. Their expertise ensured a safe and enjoyable journey, while their insights into the local culture added another layer of depth to the experience.

      Mountain Treks Nepal took care of everything, from comfortable accommodations to delicious meals. The team was attentive to our needs and always went the extra mile to ensure our comfort and well-being.

    • Harbert

      Amazing gokyo lake trek

      We have done recently trek to Gokyo Lakes with Mountain Treks Nepal Team was nothing short of amazing! From the breathtaking scenery to the well-organized itinerary, the entire experience exceeded our expectations.

      A big thanks to the entire team at Mountain Treks Nepal for their professionalism and genuine care. Specilly Mr Bharat Manager and yaka our guide who made a difference, Their expertise in the Khumbu region was invaluable, and their friendly demeanor made the trek even more enjoyable

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