It’s not altitude it’s an attitude that matters. Nepal’s Himalayas are not only beautiful but fabled too. Gokyo Valley trek takes you via the mythological trail towards the serene Lake Valley of the Khumbu region. The five ( fifth) high altitude lakes blessed by the Choyou Mountain and courted by Nogzumpa glacier would raise the benchmark of all adventure trekking activities across the globe. Get repose from the monotonous chores of your daily life and head for this mystical Himalayan escapade. The pristine rhododendron forests, picturesque waterfalls, spectacular view of Choyou, Tabuche, Cholatse and Amadablam along with the sound of the bells encircled around Himalayan caravan would lift your spirit. Probably the best view of the Everest can be seen from this trip location.
Fortnight of the wilderness adventure starts from the World’s Extreme airport in Lukla. The temperate forests trail passing by the village of tea houses and Sherpa people reaches the Sherpa Capital Namche Bazaar. We spend two nights on this beautiful colorful Himalayan town for the acclimatization purpose. The hiking of the Everest View Hotel serves you the best of the scenery of Himalayas and entire Khumbu Valley. The journey of Gokyo Valley Trek separates from the usual Everest Base Camp Trek crossing the Mongla Hill. The forests of rhododendron and waterfalls along with the scenery of mountains accompany you to the 3rd Gokyo Lake bank for the accommodation. The view of the turquoise lake and Mountains like Everest, Choyou, Lhotse, Makalu etc. from Gokyo Ri is outstanding. The sunset view is highly recommended. The 5th Lake visit is the highlight of our itinerary. The glimpse of the water gathered right from Choyou on to the lake would revitalize any soul. Return back to Lukla for flight to Kathmandu can be opted via two trails. One would be the same that you took for ascent while other is via Renjola Pass. Our experienced clients oriented trekking guides will fulfill your wishes.
Feel the tranquility and enhance the spirituality during Gokyo Valley Trek. Unlimited Mani, Chortens and Gompas on the trail along with the mystical Himalayas worth every penny spent for the trip. Over decades of experience in the Nepal Trekking field ensures the trekkers’ safety and worthwhile investment on travel.
Day 01 - Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters). Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 - Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 - Fly to Tenzing and Hillary Airport in Lukla (2795 meters) from Kathmandu, trek to Phakding (2610 meters) 3 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 04 - Trek to Namche Bazaar (3480 meters) 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 05 - Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 06 - Trek to Dole ( 4130 meters) 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 07 - Trek to Mochermo (4470 meters) 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 08 - Trek to Gokyo (4770 meters) 4 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse
Day 09 - Hike up to Gokyo Ri (5360 meters) early in the morning then Back to Gokyo 4 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse
Day 10 - Trek to back to Dole (4130 meters) 3 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 11 - Trek to Namche Bazaar (3480 meters) 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 12 - Trek to Lukla (2795 meters) 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 13 - Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu in the morning. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14 - Leisure day in Kathmandu Overnight at hotel.
Day 15 - Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.
Note: The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.
Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
Standard twin sharing accommodation in two/three star hotel in Kathmandu breakfast included (3 nights).
Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private car / van / bus.
Stander meal Lunch , Dinner, and Breakfast and tea house accommodation during the trek.
A government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek, required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and a general first aid kit.
Shagarmatha National park permit, and all necessary permits.
Flight fare from Kathmandu- Lukla - Kathmandu including airport departure taxes in Kathmandu and Lukla.
Surface Transfer from Kathmandu.
We provide Down Jacket, duffel/kit bag and sleeping bag(which needs to be returned after the trek.)
All our government taxes,
Tourist service charge, vat.
Official expense :
Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
Your travel insurance (compulsory).
International airfare and airport departure tax.
Nepal entry visa fee (US$ 30 per person) you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu for 60 days from date of issue.You will require 2 passport size photos.
Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
Personal trekking Equipments.
Tips for trekking staff and driver.
Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees.
Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
Recommended Equipment list for Gokyo Valley Trek
Duffel or Rucksack bag (This should be nice with good zipper
Down Jacket (Company also nice and clean down jacket provide)
Sleeping bag 4 season ( also company provide )
Full - sleeves shirt
Jumper or pile jacket
T - shirts
Trekking boots (Water proof)
Light cotton socks for under wool socks( take quite several pairs of these too. Better to carry some extra weight rather than spend the whole time washing socks)
Woollen socks to wear with boots
Sun block for lips
Goggles or sunglasses ( with spare)
Thermal Long underwear (take quite a few pairs. Although the weather may be cold one tends to sweat a lot)
Nylon wind pants
Medical & first aid kit
Flash light ( with spare batteries)
Walking stick. (company also provide or you can buy in Kathmandu)
Camera ( do not forget to buy the spare film and batteries to go with it before you leave .)
Book ( buy them before you leave or in Kathmandu)
Notepad ( writing a diary in the evening by the fireside is a favourite past time of trekkers)
Multipurpose knife or Swiss army knife
Personal toiletries and medication which should be labelled Please.
Note: Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing, such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially on women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer then please pack something to wear over the top of them.
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