Gokyo Valley Trek(15 Days)
Price From$ 1795 USD
- Highest Airport in the World
- Great hospitality of Sherpa People
- Beautiful Gokyo Lake
- Spectacular view of Mountains include Mt. Everest
- Whats Included
Gokyo Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in the Khumbu region of Nepal. It is located in the Gokyo valley of the Everest region, where there are 5 other lakes also residing. Gokyo Lake, also known as the”third lake”, is extremely popular dueto its natural beauty and amazingly blue waters. The Gokyo valley trek offers spectacular views of snow covered mountains, Rocky Mountains, forests of rhododendron flowers and pine trees, as well as glaciers and culturally rich villages. At the same time, hikes up to the Gokyo Ri offer the best views of Mount Everest and other mountains of the region, as well as glaciers and beautiful lakes.
The trek to Gokyo valley offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the culture and stunning beauty of the Himalayas, beginning with a scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu and a walk through the bustling village of Namche, which is also known as the gateway to Mount Everest. After Namche bazzar, the trail leads leftwards into the valley towards Gokyo valley vai Mongla la danda, which offers spectacular views of mountains along the way. The trail continues lead to Dole through the forest of pine trees and rhododendron flowers.
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If mention program itinerary doesn't suit to you and wish to modify above itinerary then please let us know and we'll be happy to create a tailor made itinerary especially for you. It is also possible to combines above trip with Jungle safari, rafting, Mountain flight or with any travel plans, just shares your interested with us. We will design and arrange your holiday accordingly.
Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, we (A One Trek) will greet you and assist you to the Hotel. We can meet later on that day or the next day (as per your comfort) to take you to our head office to brief you on your upcoming Trek with us. At that time we will introduce you to your trekking guide and Sherpa. If your flight arrives on time, we will take you to one of the most popular local restaurants with delicious Nepalese food, cultural music and ethnic dance and if not we could do this the following day. This will give you a glimpse into the different ethnic groups of the country. If you arrive late in the evening we can do this the next day.
After breakfast, you will begin a city tour of Kathmandu where you will see the main attractions of the valley. On this tour you will visit the Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), and Kathmandu Durbar Square (the old palace). After finishing the city tour, we will meet again to check your clothing and trekking equipment (sleeping bag, down jacket and trekking boots). This evening will be spent in Kathmandu.
We drive to airport early in the morning as per flight departure time to take our flight to lukla (2,800m). It is scenic flight about 35 minutes which gives you a perfect site of mountain range. Once you are at Lukla airport, meet our other trekking member there and breakfast at the lodge. By the time prepare luggage for the Porters then walking starts through the stone paved trails towards Bhaisekharka. It is few up downs to get in to Phakding passing through plenty of prayer Rocks (Mani in local language). After getting in to the lodge at Phakding, fresh up and short walk to the village or hike up to the Gompa to get acclimatize. Stay overnight at the lodge.
After hot breakfast at your lodge, the trail leads towards the suspension bridge and easy uphill to the Monju from where Sagarmath National Park begins. After short National Park formalities, drop down to the river, cross another suspension bridge and continue walk to the high Hilary Bridge at the bottom of the hill. After the bridge the trail leads uphill to the Namche Bazzar. On the way you will have great view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Kusum Khangru and more with beautiful valley. Stay overnight at the Lodge.
Today you explore the Museum, visit Khumjung village and Khongde village where you can enjoy the views of Mt. Everest and surroundings peaks with Sherpa culture. You can also visit Thame which is old Sherpa village as an option. Remaining of the day you can explore Namche Bazzar where you can use Internet, visit National Park head office, Museum and monastery as per your interest and time. Stay overnight at Namche.
After breakfast at Namche, the trail leads uphill to the ridge of Namche and an easy walk to Kyagjuma which is easy walk having breathtaking views of Mt. Everest,Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam and many more peaks. After short break at Kyagjuma, the trail leads uphill towards east of the ridge and to the Mongla pass which is on the top of the ridge having great scenery. After that the trail drops down to the river side walking through the Rhododendron forest and continue climb up to Dole for Overnight.
Today your walk begins with short climb to the ridge and continue walk towards north. There are some tea shops on the way where we can have tea break and by the time to have rest. There are not much vegetation today and beautiful views of mountains and peaks. Finally reach at Machharmo for overnight.
After hot breakfast at the lodge, the trail ascends for a while to the ridge and an easy flat walking to the bottom of small rocky mountain. Then short climb to cross the bridge and get in to the first lake. The trial continues up to the second lake and other hand glacier which we cannot see from the trail. Finally reach to the Third Lake which is Gokyo Lake. Lodges are located on the lake side which is very good looking. Stay overnight at the Lodge.
Today we will hike up to the Gokyo Ri for beautiful mountain views and probably the best view of Mt. Everest. It is steep climbing and hard walking but as you climb up you will see better views. After taking photographs from the top, we walk back down to the lodge for lunch and hike around the glacier. Stay overnight at the Lodge.
After breakfast at the lodge the trek drops easy downhill towards Machhermo and continues to Dole. It is pleasant walking through the valley. Even though this is the same way down but it has completely different feeling of walking and you would see different views from different angle. Also it is a great memory for walking up and reminds your hard time of walking up. Overnight stay at Dole.
The trail drops down through the forest of rhododendron and steep climb to Mong la danda. Is has great scenery of Ama Dablam, Thamserku and many more peaks as well as dense wildlife of some species of Pheasants, Himalayan Griffons, Musk deer and wild goat can be found insides the rhododendron forest. After that the trail slidely drops down to Kyanjuma and again short climb to Khumjung for overnight.
This morning the trail leads up through the Lhunde village and continue to Today after breakfast short climb to hidden valley called Khumjung village where a place of famous climber and big hospital running by charity. After exploring around the village the trail leads to Namche Bazzar via Syangboche airstrip which is the world highest airstrip. From the ridge you can breathe taking view of Namche where we would stop for the lunch and continue walk to Monju for overnight.
After breakfast at the lodge, the trail drops downhill through the pine forest till to the bridge and continue walk to the Lukla. At the Evening we stroll around the small town and get ready for the morning flight to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at the lodge.
Normally flights are always in the morning due to the weather. So guide will do all airport formalities by the time you can have a breakfast at the lodge. Your luggage will get in to the airport already with the help of our sherpas and porters. Once guide get news about your flight arrival at Lukla airport, will call you to watch how the small aircraft get lands in to the small airstrip. After quick photograph, get in to the airport and straight away get in to the plane to fly out to Kathmandu. Once you are at the airport at Kathmandu, guide will assist to get in to your hotel by private vehicle.
Today is the last day of the trip with us. If you would like to extend your holiday with us, we will help you if you require otherwise we will assist you to the airport as per your flight departure time. If your flight is late evening, you can do last minute shopping or manage your photos of the trip then final departure from the airport.
We are advised to consider the following equipments as essentials while packing for Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek. Adjustments to the list can be made. The weight limitation on luggage is approximately 33 pounds or 15 kg.
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Under Garments
- Hiking shorts
- Lightweight cotton long pants
- Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
- Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
- Thin, lightweight inner socks
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks
- Hiking boots with spare laces
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
- Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
- Light and expedition weight thermal tops
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
- Down vest and/or jacket
- Lightweight gloves
- Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
- Sleeping bag rated to zero DC
- Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
- Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
- Basic First Aid Kit
- Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry insidetrekbag
- Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
- Trekking Poles
- Water bottle (2) or camel bag
- Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
- Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
- 1 medium sized quick drying towel
- Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
- Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
- Nail clippers
- Face and body moisturizer
- Feminine hygiene products
- Small mirror
- Wet wipes (baby wipes)
- Tissue /toilet roll
- Anti bacterial hands wash
- Reading book
- Trail Map/Guide book
- Journal & Pen
- Pencils and small notebooks
- Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
- Modest swim suit (for Kathmandu)
Accommodation and Meals
In Kathmandu we use tourist standard hotel to ensure a comfortable stay and relaxed environment before and after your adventure. All breakfasts are included at the hotel in Kathmandu. Rooms are generally twin share – depending on group size and room availability, triple share may be offered up on your request. A single supplement room is available at an additional cost for accommodation and required expenses during the trek to provide good quality food and services. For breakfast you expect to have porridge, toast or chapattis, omelet and local bread. We will provide all meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea & coffee) from the teahouse menu during the trekking period. Whilst trekking on the Everest, the accommodation is in guesthouses or Lodges which are basic with shared facilities. Some lodges offers shower and mostly offers bucket hot water up on request. During the trip you can expect for 2 times hot shower.
Autumn (mid Sept to mid Dec) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for this trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. But the nights are cold and can fall to freezing level in higher elevations. Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) is also good for Everest Base Camp Trek, only issue is cold (obviously). Trekking in Summer or Monsoon(June, July) will be affected by rain but Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist. The trekking routes are crowded during Spring and Autumn. But during Monsoon and Winter the routes are not packed and visitors could enjoy rather best of nature.
Your health and safety are always major concern while traveling with A One Treks. Please note that your leader/guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure leads to travel in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deflect from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group 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 adjustable if required.