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Anyone in good health who can walk for few hours in a day on easy trails can take part.EXPLORE MODERATE TRIPS
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Any trip of this level contains elements of extremities. From tricky river crossings, glaciers to trekking peaks which requires basic climbing skills are essential for any trek at this level. You may be subjected to face extreme weather and high altitude. The terrain will be very rock and icy and remote. Technical climbing equipment is required.EXPLORE EXTREME TRIPS
Gokyo valley Trek
Total Amount :$ 1250.00
QUICK TRIP INFO
Gokyo Valley in Everest region
Mar – May and Oct – Dec
Private vehicle as required; flight to Kathmandu to Lukla and return
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner on the trek, Breakfast in Kathmandu
Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, Simple lodge accommodation in the mountains
14 Days 13 Nights
Gokyo Valley is a beautiful area surrounded by the gigantic Himalayas. The beauty of this area in the Everest region of Nepal has overwhelming charm. Not only the mountains but also the serene glacial lakes add on the magnificence of the area. A trip to Gokyo Valley certainly offers you with incredibly beautiful memory of adventure travelling.
Gokyo Valley Trip takes you to the amazingly vast surroundings of the mountains in the Everest region. As the trip goes in the Everest region, you certainly have to fly to Lukla if you choose to walk fewer days. Walking past the Dudh Koshi river valley, the trail leads you towards Gokyo valley from Namche Bazar onwards. The valley is famous for being the home to five beautiful glacial lakes and the view from Gokyo Ri. The view of the mountainous surroundings from Gokyo Ri is considered to be one of the best views of the Himalayas. In addition to the mountains, beautiful Gokyo lakes and a massive glacier make the experience even more awesome.
This adventure trip is certainly a holiday that you should consider going on because you truly deserve wonderful experiences in life. If you love getting out of your comfort zone to explore and experience something that is beyond imagination, this is certainly the right trip.
What to expect on the Gokyo Valley Trip?
- Lukla airport and the Dudh Koshi River Valley walk
- Namche Bazar and the surroundings
- Breathtaking views of the mountains
- Beautiful glacial lakes and Glacier view
- The viewpoint of Gokyo Ri
- Wonderful surroundings of Gokyo Valley
Your arrival in Kathmandu is the first day of the trip. We will welcome you at the arrival gate of Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and transfer you to the trip hotel. You will have free time mostly on your own today. We will surely offer you necessary guidance on wandering around on your arrival time. We will also brief you about the entire adventure trip and answer your questions if you have any. Feel at comfort; relax and try to acclimate in the Nepalese atmosphere. Things may look and feel completely strange to you but that’s the beauty of a new place so find yourself at easy and slowly soak into the local ambience.
Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu - B
Kathmandu has a history of more than 2,000 years. We will take you for a tour of the historical, cultural and spiritual places in Kathmandu that are enlisted in the cultural heritage list. A guided visit to Swoyambhunath, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath will give you an understanding of the history, culture, spiritual practice and lifestyle of Kathmandu valley. It will be a good starter of the trip. An insightful day of exploring the cultural and historical wonders of Kathmandu will come to end after returning back to the hotel around late afternoon.
Kathmandu – (Lukla – Phakding ) – B.L.D
We drive to airport for our morning flight to Lukla. With the excitement of being in the region of the highest mountain in the world, we board a small, fixed winged aircraft and set off on an adventurous yet worthy aerial journey to Lukla. Soon after an incredible flight experience, we will find ourselves at the amazing mountain town of Lukla, the gateway to Everest. We will meet all our supporting crew members at Lukla before setting off on the first day of trek. Once we sort out our stuffs, we start the trek to Phakding today. After about 4 hours of easy trek on gentle and gradual downhill trail, we reach Phakding on the bank of a beautiful mountain river called Dudh Koshi. The very first day of Everest trail walking will take us past some beautiful cultural and spiritual wonders in the forms of prayer flags, chhortens, mani walls etc.
Phakding – Namche Bazar – B.L.D
We enjoy our breakfast with the serene sound of flowing Dudh Koshi before starting our second day of the trek to Namche Bazar today. The walk today mostly involves uphill effort with some steep going up. We cross several suspension bridges today on the trail as we proceed towards the destination. We check into the Sagarmatha National Park entrance check point just above the beautiful village of Monjo before continuing up towards Namche bazar. Once we reach Namche bazar, a prosperous mountain trading town in the Everest region, we will be able to observe and experience more of the amazing culture and life style of beautiful and famous Sherpa people. A nicely settled town in the terraced slope, Namche bazar showcases some spectacular views of mountains like Thamserku (6,6232m) and Kongde Ri (6,187m) to its west.
Acclimatization Day – B.L.D
We spend an extra day here at Namche today for acclimatization as we are already at 3,440 meters above sea level with a large portion of the stretch left to go higher in the days to come. As this is an acclimatizing day, we will go for a hiking trip to Everest View point right above Namche bazar to have the very first glimpse of the Mt. Everest. This spectacular view point brings the wonderful mountain views including Mt. Everest that keeps us motivated to go higher towards the base camp. Once we return back to Namche bazar after the hike, we can explore the town going through one end to the other of the town. We can indulge in some conversation with locals there; surf internet cafes; or simply relax and save the energy for the days to come.
Namche - Dole – B.L.D
We head towards the Gokyo valley on our trek today. The route goes to a different area than the route to the Everest base camp. We will trek to Dole to stay overnight at a peaceful surroundings of the mountains. The area today onwards will be more peaceful with only fewer trekkers along the route. Dole is a small settlement with beautiful surroundings of the beautiful mountains and nature.
Dole - Machhermo – B.L.D
The destination of our walk today is Machhermo, a secluded and small settlement of tea houses in the region. We can experience another day of wonderful and peaceful walk in the region. Macchermo provides wonderfully picturesque views of the surroundings. We will reach the place early enough to soak in the beauty of its surroundings.
Machhermo - Gokyo – B.L.D
We enter the Gokyo valley today. The walk takes us past serene mountain wilderness where we pass through beautiful Gokyo lakes, cave and beautiful surroundings of the region. Our walk comes to end for the day at the beautiful third lake in the valley. The magnificent charm of the region overwhelms anyone who reaches there.
Hike to Gokyo Ri – B.L.D
We reach the highest elevation on the trip on our early morning hike to Gokyo Ri. Gokyo Ri is one of the best viewpoints in the region and offers a breathtaking view of the mountains, glacier and lakes in the region. After the morning hike to Gokyo Ri, we spend the afternoon in the surroundings of Gokyo valley staying overnight at the third lake.
Gokyo - Phortse – B.L.D
We start our adventure journey back towards Namche bazar from today onwards. The walk today takes us to a beautiful Sherpa village of Phortse to stay overnight. We can explore the village once we reach the Phortse village.
Phortse - Namche Bazar – B.L.D
We trek back to Namche Bazar today to spend the overnight with more people at sight.
Monjo – Lukla – B.L.D
It’s the last day of trekking when we trek to Lukla today. The lower we walk, the farther we are leaving the iconic Everest base camp behind physically but we are carrying a beautiful memory of being there. We cross suspension bridges and walk past Phakding and advance towards Lukla. Once we reach Lukla to bring our trekking part to an end, we duly thank our supporting team members. If it were not for their amazing effort, our journey would be very difficult. We celebrate the joy of making it to the base of the highest peak in the world.
Lukla – Kathmandu – B
We take a morning flight from the Lukla airstrip leaving the mighty mountains behind us. Another exciting flight with adventure takes us back to the city civilization. Once in Kathmandu, we spend leisurely time back in the chaos of the city after so many days of serene mountain air and incredible adventure.
Trip Ends - B
As the last day on this beautiful adventure trip, we will drive you to the airport for your departure flight as per your flight schedule. If this is not your departure day, the service for this trip ends here. If you have extra days to spend in Nepal and need any other assistance, please do let us know. We will certainly help you in whatever way we can.
- Airport pickup and drop off service on your arrival and departure
- 3-star level hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis in Kathmandu
- Simple lodge accommodation on the trekking
- All breakfasts for the trip; all meals during the trek
- Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight ticket
- All necessary permits for trekking
- A professional trekking guide for the trip
- Necessary number of porters for the trek
- First aid kit
- Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour
- International flight ticket and travel insurance
- Nepal visa fees
- Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu; any kind of drinks
- All other expenses of personal nature and not mentioned in the “Includes” section
The walking adventure trip to the Gokyo Valley goes through the trail that meanders up and down the mountains frequently. Although this is not an extremely difficult and technical trip, you will certainly feel some challenges of walking in the high altitude during the trip. We would rate it as a moderate trip in difficulty level. You definitely need to go through the challenge of walking several days in the mountain wilderness to experience the majestic charm of the Gokyo valley, lakes and mountains.
Walking hours vary from day to day on this trip. You walk from 4-8 hours every day depending on the distance you cover. You can expect the walking hours to be around 6 hours on average.
Since it is walking adventure trip, you do not need any climbing skills, experience or equipment. However, you will need a high level of determination to traverse the mountain trail in the wilderness for several days. This is just a trekking trip, not a climbing adventure.
The walking route to the Gokyo valley is a well-trodden and popular trail. You will find enough guest houses and lodges along the trail where you normally spend the overnights. Guest houses and lodges along the route are basic accommodation with dining facilities where the trekkers spend overnight. These guest houses and lodges are comfortable but not super luxurious. The overnight places for each day are specified in the itinerary. However, your trip guide can change the overnight places on his/her sole discretion if s/he thinks it necessary for your comfort and better experience.
Dal Bhat is the staple food in the mountains. This combo of rice, lentil soup, vegetables, curry etc. is available everywhere you go. In addition to this Nepali food, you can enjoy momos, noodle soup (Thukpa), chowmein, pizza, sandwitch, Sherpa bread, soup, bakery etc. along the trail. Options of vegetarian and non-vegetarian foods are also available. We highly recommend you to go for vegetarian food during the trek.
When you go for the walking adventure trip, you will pack two different bags – one big backpack that your porter will carry for you and the other, a small daypack for yourself to carry with necessary things that you need for the day. You can refer to our Things to Carry page for a complete guide on what you need to have when you are in the mountains.
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