Gokyo valley trek is one of the very well-known and adventurous trekking routes of Nepal. Gokyo valley trek presents to you an extraordinary and once in a lifetime experience to witness the beauty of the world’s tallest and prettiest mountains, exquisite glaciers, including Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in the whole Himalayan and second largest in the world. It is possible to trek on the Gokyo valley throughout the year, but the best time to trek are the periods from March to May and September to December.
The beginning of this trek commences with a 30 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. This journey takes you through the magnificent valleys of Dudh Koshi, rich in atypical biodiversity, century’s old Buddhist monasteries, and traditional Sherpa villages and finally brings you to the footsteps of the renowned Namche Bazaar, the epitome of Sherpa civilization, and a gateway to classic Everest route. Also, it offers the picturesque and close-up views of Mt. Everest (8,848m) and other equally splendid peaks like Ama Dablam (6,812m), Thamserku (6,623m), Lhotse (8,516m) and Nuptse (7,861m), after passing two nights at Namche.
After exploring and adapting to high altitude at Namche, we move onward to Dole, Machheremo, Luza and Gokyo, our ultimate target. After this, we climb the Gokyo Ri, which stands 5,357 m tall, to witness the spectacular sunrise at the Himalaya. Subsequently, two and half hour walk later, the view from the ridge above the Gokyo peak is incredible. Four peaks which stand taller than 8000m are visible from Gokyo Ri, including glorious Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu, and the beautiful emerald Gokyo lake, along with other smaller mountains. The view of Everest from Gokyo Ri is more stunning than from Kalapatthar.The sight of the terrific ice ridge between the Ghyangchung Kang (7925m) and Cho Oyu (8201m) is one the highlight as seen by Khumbu. You can extend the trek by going over the Chola pass to Everest base camp, for more remarkable mountaineering adventures to recall.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m approx.)
Day 02: Trip Preparation Day.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding(2610m)
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3445m)
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazar.
Day 06: Trek to Dole. (4150m)
Day 07: Trek to Machhermo (4470m)
Day 08: Trek to Gokyo (4790m) and Hike to Gokyo Ri (5357 m)
Day 09: Trek down to Dole (4200m)
Day 10: Trek down to Namche (3445m)
Day 11: Trek down to Lukla (2830m)
Day 12: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 13: Final departure
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As you are picked from Tribhuwan International Airpot, Kathmandu you will be accommodated in a three-star level Hotel with Bed and Breakfast. We accommodate on the basis of twin shared room. A single room can be also accommodated upon your request. Your room will be facilitated with attached restrooms in the Kathmandu. During the Trekking premises, in some places, they only have a shared washroom and restroom. As you reach higher elevation single rooms may be difficult to manage.
During our Trek Authentic Nepali food is available and more common. You will also get international Cuisine such as Continental, Italian, Indian, etc. Breakfast-Dinner will be served as per lodge menu where we stay overnight. Lunch will be served on the trail of Next destination. During Trek, all meals will be provided whereas, only breakfast is served in Kathmandu. Sherpa Himalaya will serve you special last day dinner.
This Trek is a moderate level Trek. You will be walking for 6-7 hour a day on average. We will face the steep hill, cross steep, hilly terrain etc. We will be heading mostly uphill where we will face an average of 4000m altitude change. You will be given acclimatization day in between the trail so that you will not face altitude sickness. If you have strong determination and hope in yourself then Gokyyo Valley Trek will not be that difficult.
If you have done any Trek before it will be your skill but you don’t require pre-experience or any training for this Trek. If you have any health problems it would be better if you consult with a doctor before your visit and give the details to Sherpa Himalaya so that we could customize your trip as per your body requirement.
Weather in Nepal is quite a favorable. For trekking we have two peak season; Spring & Autumn. Autumn season starts from September to November whereas Spring season starts from March to May. Beside this two season, you can visit Nepal in other months too but it is quite cold in January and rainy in the month of July & August.
Your health safety and last destination with high-quality service is our Main priority. Your guide has the authority to bring change in itinerary, stop or cancel any part of your itinerary if it is very necessary due to safety concern. However, these kinds of problem rarely arise. Our effort will be to follow our given itinerary. Weather condition, health problem or any natural disaster and flight cancellation due to bad weather in the mountain may bring change in itinerary.