Gokyo Valley Trekking-15 days
Gokyo Valley Trek, the name itself provides a pleasant experience to explorers. The trekkers explore not only explore the mesmerizing natural blessings but also explore themselves. This incredible valley with serene lakes somehow offers an opportunity to dissolve yourself within. Encompassing both the Everest views and picturesque landscapes, Gokyo Valley is truly the best of the region. This staircase to the hollow land of Gokyo offers panoramic views of the Everest, close touch to frozen glaciers and sinless land of snowflakes. Playing with snow is childs play. Encountering with adventures, are professionals job.
Gokyo Valley Trek takes to the untouched land of Gokyo. Comprises of viewpoints that offers vibrant visions of Mt. Cho-Oyo [8,153m], Mt. Everest [8,848m], Mt. Lhotse [8,501m] and Makalu [8,463m]. This trek bundles up the beauty of nature and temples and monasteries in a single holiday package. This multi-featured, so why search for anything else?
Gokyo Valley Trek also lets you explore spiritual temples and monasteries. You get into the lives of the local inhabitants and gain some or more knowledge about their lively cultures and traditions. These peoples lifestyle are inspirational and are stimulating to that of yours.
Upon arrival at Lukla after we complete our valley sightseeing tour to UNESCO World Heritage sites , you start your Gokyo Valley Trek. We meet our entire team and head to Phakding. We gradually, make an entry to Sagarmatha National Park and begin to experience Himalayan flora and faunas line blue sheep. Most importantly, we arrive at Namche after hitting the challenging steep hard. We have acclimatization at Namche. Hotel Everest View, Khumjung Village and Sherpa Cultural Museum are major attractions of Namche. And we follow the other trail to go to Gokyo Valley. You simultaneously get pleasure from the hike itself and more importantly from the views that gain. Adjusting to the new environment seems as easy as getting accustomed to the hospitality around. The warmth offered by the ever-smiling people residing there persuades you throughout your journey.
Early climb of Gokyo ri offers us the most incredible views of giant mountain peaks including Mt. Everest, the top of the world. And we retract following the same trail via Namche to Lukla, finally, we take a short and scenic flight of 35 minutes to Kathmandu.
Lukla flights, sometimes, gets disturbed due to bad weather condition. So, it is recommended to have soem spare days.
Trekking will end once Clients arrive at the hotel in Kathmandu. Clients have a free time thereafter.
This trekking can be modified according to your time frame and requirements. City Sightseeing, Jungle safari and other activities can be added either pre trek or post trek as per your time availability.
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Highlights Gokyo Valley Trek
- A scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
- Namche Bazar, Hotel Everest View, Sherpa Cultural Museum, Tibetan Market etc.
- Sagarmatha National Park and its Himlayan Flora and Fauna
- Sherpa People and their life style
- Stunning, serene and exotic Gokyo Lake
- Gokyo Ri and mountain views:Mt Lhotse [8,516m/27,940ft], Mt Makalu [8,462m/27,762ft] and Cho Oyu [8,201m/26,906ft] and Mt Everest [8,848m/29,029ft] itself.
We will offer three star accommodations in Kathmandu . If you want to upgrade the accommodation, you have to pay some extra. Mountain accommodation during the trekking days will be very ordinary and basic. All accommodation will be on twin sharing basis. Single supplementary has to pay extra. We spend the night at lodges and guesthouses. We occasionally get attached bathrooms. eNepaltour Pvt. Ltd. tries its best to book the A grade accommodation in the mountain prior to the trekking unlike other populated regions.
We provide only breakfast in Kathmandu and during the trekking days. In the trekking days, you pick up the item mentioned in the menu at the lodge or guesthouse and you will enjoy it. Sometimes, in a big group, you may have buffet service too. This takes place especially in peak season (Sept-Nov). Breakfast will be provided at the guesthouse where we spent the night, lunch somewhere in the middle of the next destination and dinner at the guesthouse where we stay tonight. We offer you typical organic Nepali cushion which are really amazing.
Best Time to Travel
Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and spring (March to May) are the best time for Trekking. The weather is delightful and pleasant during autumn. The mountain views are astonishing.
The hills are wrapped with beautiful flowering rhododendron during spring. Mjaority of the trekkers find Spring as the best time to trek to Gokyo Lake or Gokyo Valley since they love to see flowering rhododendron.
Winter( Dec-Feb) will be very harsh due to cold and cloudy weather which hide the mountain peaks.
Summer will be too hot for some trekkers. Heavy rainfall occurs and disturbs the transportation and even walk in the mountain.
Physical Condition and Experience
Those who can walk 5-7 hours in the mountain can do this trek. Gokyo Valley or Gokyo Lake Trekking is a moderate and sometimes it becomes challenging , trek in Everest Region Trekking . Regular exercise, jogging and short hiking enhance your stamina and confidence. Prior trekking experience and technical skills are recommended . These prior skills will be an asset for it.
Getting to the trailhead and Away
We fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. It is short 35 minutes flight. Lukla is the beginning point of Gokyo Valley or Gokyo Lake Trekking. We again end our Gokyo Lake or Gokyo Valley Trekking at Lukla and take a scenic flight to Kathmandu.
Threats and Safety
We do not really face such terrible threats during this trekking. There is no any slippery and terribly steep trail . We do not challenge any glaciers and avalenches in Gokyo Lake or Gokyo Valley Trekking.
There are few cases the trekkers suffered from altitude sickness. It may be because dehydration and lack of stamina. And even sometimes, we have the problem of food poison. Report it to you trekking leader or guide if you have any health inconveniences. You will immediately be rescued. Drink plenty of hot drinks and do not smoke in the higher elevation. Have balanced diet and have sound sleep.
Keep your body warm with proper clothing and wear proper hiking or trekking boots.
Note: If you have serious health problem, please consult doctor or inform us before departure to the trailhead.
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Day 1: Day 01 - Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
Day 2: Day 02 - Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour and Preparation for the Trek
Day 3: Day 03 - Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft (Walking Distance: 8 KM) Duration: 3 hours
Day 4: Day 04 - Trek from Phakding to Namche [3,440m/11,280ft] that takes 6 and a half hours.
Day 5: Day 05 - Acclimatization Day - Hike to Everest View Hotel (Walking Distance: 3-4 KM) Duration: 3-4 Hours
Day 6: Day 06 - Namche to Dole (4200m/13776ft) Duration: 5 hrs
Day 7: Day 07 - Dole to Machhermo (4400m/14432ft) Duration: 5 hrs
Day 8: Day 08 - Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4700m/15416ft) Duration: 4 hrs
Day 9: Day 09 - Hike to Gokyo RI (5360m/17880ft) Duration: 4 hrs
Day 10: Day 10 - Trek back to Dole (4200m/13776ft)
Day 11: Day 11 - Trek back to Namche
Day 12: Day 12 - Trek back to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) Duration: 7 hours
Day 13: Day 13 - Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 14: Day 14 - Leisure day
Day 15: Day 15 – Farewell
Day 01 - Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
Arrive in Tribhuvan International Airport [Kathmandu] and transfer to your hotel at kathmandu stay overnight. 1Our representative will receive you at the airport and trasafer to the hotel. After you get refressed, we have a short orientation meeting introducing guide, porter and the description about the trip. We also prepare the necessary equipment. Be with 3 passport size photographs, passport and travel insurance. we have a welcome dinner this evening.
Day 02 - Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour and Preparation for the Trek
We begin our valley sightseeing after breakfast at around 8. This is a guided sightseeing. We have a van or car and a professional city guide.Our visit is to UNESCO World Heritage sites located withn the valley like Pashupatinath, Swyombbunath, Bouddhanath, Patan etc. We have lunch during our tour. After lunch we still continue our city tour and we end today's tour at around 4. In the evening, we can get the equipments that we require during the trek.
Day 03 - Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft (Walking Distance: 8 KM) Duration: 3 hours
It is a short and scenic flight of 35 minutes. The take off takes place from Tribhuwan International Airport domestic. Sometimes, we have our flights disturbed due to unfavorable weather condition. For this we have to be patient.
Upon our arrival at Lukla airport, we meet our entire team and alongwith porters and we begin trekkking to Phakding. Phakding is located at the lower elevation than Lukla. This trek today is on the flat and descent. Teahouse Overnight at Phakding.
Day 04 - Trek from Phakding to Namche [3,440m/11,280ft] that takes 6 and a half hours.
We begin today's trek after breakfast. Today, we enter into Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site located at the highest elevation in the world. Jorsalle is the entry point where we get our National Park Entry checked. Then, the trail ascends to a suspension bridge. After suspension bridge, the trail is all the way up and steep and we finally gey Namche. Teahouse overnight at Namche
Day 05 - Acclimatization Day - Hike to Everest View Hotel (Walking Distance: 3-4 KM) Duration: 3-4 Hours
Acclamatization at Namche is very crucial. If we go quickly to the higher elevation in the mountain, we may get altitude sickness. Today, we take a walk around Namche , walk upto Hotel Everest view and also visit Sherpa International Museum. Besides, we explore beautiful Khumjung village. Teahouse overnight at Namche.
Day 06 - Namche to Dole (4200m/13776ft) Duration: 5 hrs
Today, we divide the trail going to Everest Base Camp. We leave this trail and head to Dole. Now, we begin to climb. Rhododendron and juniper are dominant in today’s trekking. We also encounter with several high pasture lands and kharkas. Finally we get Dole where we get a few lodges and tea houses where we spend overnight. Twache and Kumbila are major highlighting views of todays trek. Overnight at teahouse at Dole.
Day 07 - Dole to Machhermo (4400m/14432ft) Duration: 5 hrs
We still enjoy pleasant juniper today. We encounter with several steep trails today while finally leads to Machhermo. Machhermo is the place where Yeti killed three yaks and it also attacked a Sherpa from the same village. Overnight at Teahouse at Machhermo.
Day 08 - Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4700m/15416ft) Duration: 4 hrs
Today’s trek is relatively shorter and more pleasant. We climb the ridge and the ridge widens and offers the breathtaking views of Cho you (8201m). We greatly celebrate this view and further continue our trek to Gokyo. On the way, we view Ngozumpa Glacier. The smaller lakes lead finally to Gokyo lake which is the most astounding one. Overnight at Teahouse at Gokyo.
Day 09 - Hike to Gokyo RI (5360m/17880ft) Duration: 4 hrs
We wake up Early and climb up to the Gokyo-Ri, for extraordinary view of Mahalangur Himalayan range, it takes around 2hrs climb to the top of the peak, providing a superb view of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse and Tawache & a great looking of Ngozumpa glacier a largest glacier in Nepal. Overnight at teahouse at Gokyo.
Day 10 - Trek back to Dole (4200m/13776ft)
We begin our backtracking today. We follow the same trail to trek down to Dole. However, we still enjoy the panoramic views of mountains. Overnight at teahouse at Dole.
Day 11 - Trek back to Namche
We again follow the same trail to trek down to Namche. Namche is the gateway to Everest region trekking and it has tremendous things to exlore. Overnight at Teahouse at Namche.
Day 12 - Trek back to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) Duration: 7 hours
Today, we have again longer working day. It is a trekking of 7 hours today. We pass via Jorsalle, Phakding and finally get Lukla. We wait at Lukla for the next day’s flight.
Day 13 - Fly back to Kathmandu
This is a 35 minutes short and scenic flight to Kathmandu. We have farewell dinner this evening.
Day 14 - Leisure day
In case, your flight is delayed or postponed from Lukla to Kathmandu, we need this day. You can do some shopping or other activities today.
Day 15 – Farewell
According to your international flight schedule, we drop you at the 2 hours earlier so that you will be able to catch up your scheduled flight. This is the day to say good bye to you but it doesn’t mean that you won’t come back to Nepal again.
US $ 940* All Inclusive Price
Duration: 14 Nights / 15 Days
Trip Grade: Moderate
Destination: Nepal, Asia
Group Size: Minimum 2 - Maximum 12 People
Arrival On: Kathmandu
Departure From: Kathmandu
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