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Gokyo Valley Trek Package

Gokyo Valley Trek Package

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Gokyo Valley

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Duration:
13 Days
Group size:
2-6
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Introduction Gokyo Valley Trek Package

The Gokyo Valley Trek is a mesmerizing journey through one of the most scenic regions of the Everest area. This trek offers an incredible blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and breathtaking views. It leads adventurers to the stunning Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri, providing a serene alternative to the more crowded Everest Base Camp trek.

Highlights Gokyo Valley Trek Package

  • Gokyo Lakes: A series of six glacial-fed lakes, with the turquoise waters of these lakes offering spectacular views.
  • Gokyo Ri: A peak providing panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu.
  • Ngozumpa Glacier: The largest glacier in Nepal, adding to the dramatic landscape.
  • Sherpa Culture: An opportunity to experience the unique lifestyle and traditions of the Sherpa people in their homeland.
  • Sagarmatha National Park: A UNESCO World Heritage site with diverse flora and fauna.

Best Time to Gokyo Valley Trek

The ideal times for trekking in the Gokyo Valley are during the pre-monsoon (spring) season from March to May and the post-monsoon (autumn) season from September to November. These periods offer stable weather, clear skies, and optimal trekking conditions.

Packing List and Gear for Gokyo Valley Trek

  • Clothing: Base layers, trekking pants, insulated jacket, waterproof jacket, hat, gloves, and trekking boots
  • Gear: Backpack, sleeping bag, trekking poles, water purification tablets, and headlamp
  • Accessories: Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm, first aid kit, and toiletries
  • Documents: Passport, trekking permits, and travel insurance details

Gokyo Valley Trek Cost

  • Solo Trekker: The cost typically ranges from $1,200 to $1,500, depending on the services and inclusions.
  • Group Trekkers: Costs can vary between $1,000 to $1,300 per person for a group of 4-6 trekkers. Larger groups might benefit from discounted rates.

Gokyo Valley Trek Package Itinerary

1

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,593ft)

  • Activities: Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel, and relax.
  • Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu.
2

Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2,860m/9,383ft) and trek to Phakding (2,610m/8,563ft)

  • Flight: 35 minutes.
  • Trek: 3-4 hours.
  • Highlights: Scenic flight to Lukla, trek through Dudh Koshi Valley.
  • Overnight: Teahouse in Phakding.
3

Day 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft)

  • Trek: 5-6 hours.
  • Highlights: Cross suspension bridges, enter Sagarmatha National Park, first views of Everest.
  • Overnight: Teahouse in Namche Bazaar.
4

Day 4: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar

  • Activities: Hike to Everest View Hotel or Khumjung, explore Namche Bazaar.
  • Highlights: Panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam.
  • Overnight: Teahouse in Namche Bazaar.
5

Day 5: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole (4,200m/13,780ft)

  • Trek: 5-6 hours.
  • Highlights: Rhododendron and pine forests, views of Cho Oyu.
  • Overnight: Teahouse in Dole.
6

Day 6: Trek from Dole to Machhermo (4,470m/14,665ft)

  • Trek: 4-5 hours.
  • Highlights: Alpine meadows, yak pastures, views of Kangtega.
  • Overnight: Teahouse in Machhermo.
7

Day 7: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo (4,790m/15,715ft)

  • Trek: 4-5 hours.
  • Highlights: First view of Gokyo Lakes, stunning landscapes.
  • Overnight: Teahouse in Gokyo.
8

Day 8: Acclimatization Day in Gokyo - Hike to Gokyo Ri (5,357m/17,575ft)

  • Activities: Hike to Gokyo Ri for sunrise.
  • Highlights: Panoramic views of Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and the Gokyo Lakes.
  • Overnight: Teahouse in Gokyo.
9

Day 9: Trek from Gokyo to Thagnak (4,700m/15,420ft)

  • Trek: 3-4 hours.
  • Highlights: Cross Ngozumpa Glacier, views of surrounding peaks.
  • Overnight: Teahouse in Thagnak.
10

Day 10: Trek from Thagnak to Dzongla (4,830m/15,846ft) via Cho La Pass (5,420m/17,782ft)

  • Trek: 7-8 hours.
  • Highlights: Challenging crossing of Cho La Pass, spectacular mountain scenery.
  • Overnight: Teahouse in Dzongla.
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Day 11: Trek from Dzongla to Namche Bazaar

  • Trek: 6-7 hours.
  • Highlights: Trek through beautiful landscapes, descend into Namche Bazaar.
  • Overnight: Teahouse in Namche Bazaar.
12

Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla

  • Trek: 6-7 hours.
  • Highlights: Final trekking day, celebrate completion.
  • Overnight: Teahouse in Lukla.
13

Day 13: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

  • Flight: 35 minutes.
  • Activities: Free day in Kathmandu, explore local markets and historical sites, and transfer to the airport for your departure if on a late flight.
  • Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu or departure.

Note

Our standard itinerary may change due to unpredictable events like flight delays, weather issues, natural disasters, new government rules, political situations, or health problems. We will adapt the trek accordingly and appreciate your cooperation and flexibility.

From USD $1000
94% of travelers recommend this experience
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What is Included Gokyo Valley Trek Package

Accommodation in teahouses during the trek
Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
Permit fees for Sagarmatha National Park and TIMS card
Experienced and knowledgeable trekking guide
Porters to carry luggage (with weight limits)
Domestic flights (Kathmandu to Lukla and back)
First aid medical kit

What is Exclude Gokyo Valley Trek Package

International airfare
Nepal visa fees
Travel insurance
Personal trekking gear
Tips for guide and porters
Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu due to early return or late departure
Snacks, beverages, and bottled water
Personal expenses (laundry, phone calls, internet, etc.)

FAQs About Gokyo Valley Trek Package

How long is the Gokyo Trek?

The Gokyo Valley Trek typically takes about 12-14 days, depending on the exact itinerary and pace of the trekker.

How hard is the Gokyo Lake trek?

The Gokyo Lake trek is considered moderately challenging. It involves high-altitude trekking with some steep ascents, particularly the hike to Gokyo Ri. Proper acclimatization and physical preparation are essential.

How much does it cost to trek the Gokyo Valley?

The cost varies based on several factors, including the level of service, group size, and inclusions. On average, it ranges from $1,000 to $1,500 per person.

Can you see Everest from Gokyo?

Yes, from the summit of Gokyo Ri, trekkers can enjoy breathtaking views of Mount Everest along with several other prominent peaks.