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Gokyo Valley Trek - 14 Days

Gokyo Valley Trek

The Gokyo valley trek has a magical appeal in it mostly due to the fact.  It harnesses two of the most important landmarks in the Everest region. This trek leads you along the famous Everest region , where you can get to witness the colossal Ngozumpa glacier and the picturesque lakes of Gokyo that at the peak of winter, become ice. Along the trek, you can observe the greater lifestyle, culture of the indigenous Sherpa tribe. They have resided in the region for hundreds of years. Take this Gokyo valley trek to fully inculcate in the marvel of Mother Nature.  Adventure and memorable  travel Experience in Lifetime.Excellent trekking and outdoor activities in Nepal. Amazing Mountains View,While you trekking in Nepal.

Gokyo Valley Trek commences upon your arrival in Kathmandu followed by a sightseeing tour of the historical city, including some of the popular UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The trek begins once you arrive at Lukla Domestic Airport that serves as the gateway to Everest. You’ll gradually trek along the traditional Sherpa villages including Phakding and Monjo to reach Namche Bazaar. Almost the entire trail lies inside Sagarmatha National Park. After getting your permits checked in Jorsale, we enter Namche Bazar. Spend a day in Namche and visit the Khumjung monastery and hotel Everest view. From Namche, you’ll take a detour and continue trekking east through Phortse.

We need to walk along the banks of the Dudh Koshi rivet to arrive at Machhermo. The trail widens from here and as we proceed ahead, the Ngozumpa glacier dominates the sky. Walk on the glacial moraines to reach Gokyo. Admire the beauty of the frosty lakes and the next day, you’ll make a short hike towards Gokyo Ri (5357m), the highest local peak in Gokyo valley. You can catch amazing glimpses of the entire Khumbu region from here. From Gokyo Ri, the trail goes back to Dole via the Dudh Pokhari and eventually we will retrace our steps to Namche Bazar. Buy the necessities and head to Lukla where a quick flight will lead you to Kathmandu.

Ace Vision Nepal has been specializing in custom treks around Nepal since 2006. We cater to all kinds of trekkers. Our all-inclusive trek package covers transportation inside the country, three meals a day, an experienced guide, permits, and finest logistics. Travel with us to fully experience the magic behind Nepal.

Trip highlights:

  • Exploring the major UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Kathmandu Valley which include sites like Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, and Boudhanath
  • Observing the amazing views of snowy mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam,and Thamserku
  • Enjoy the quaint setting of Gokyo Lakes at Gokyo Valley
  • Learning about the prevalent cultures and traditions of people residing in Phortse,Machhermo, Dole

Day 1
Arrive in Kathmandu Nepal (1345 m) and transfer to the hotel by private vehicle.

Welcome to Kathmandu! Upon your arrival, our representative will warmly receive you at the airport and escort you towards your hotel. At the hotel, you’ll meet your trek guide and discuss the itinerary. In the evening, you can embark on a short journey towards the nearby town to shop for trek gears, equipment, or accessories. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2
Kathmandu Sightseeing & Trek Preparation

After early breakfast, you’ll embark on a sightseeing tour of the historical Kathmandu City. Accompanied by a tour guide, you’ll make a journey around the city and visit some of the most popular UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You’ll explore two of the major Buddhist sites in Kathmandu namely Swayambhunath and Boudhanath. Also, you can make a tour to Pashupatinath, the largest Hindu temple in the country. A major tourist site and pilgrimage for most Hindus in South Asia, Pashupatinath is frequented by thousands of devotees every day. If time permits, you can visit the historical Kathmandu Durbar Square. Also known as Hanuman Dhoka, the durbar square consists of a large palace, numerous Hindu temples, and cultural sites. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3
Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,800 m) 3-4 hours

After early breakfast at the hotel, you’ll drive towards the airport and embark on a short flight to Lukla. The scenic flight lasts almost 35-40min and takes you over the scenic hills of central east Nepal towards Lukla Airport, the gateway of the Everest region. After a brief layover, you’ll begin trekking and advance towards Phakding village located almost 11km from Lukla. Overnight in Phakding.

Day 4
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) 5-6 hours

Leaving Phakding, you’ll begin trekking along the Dudh Koshi River to reach Monjo. Monjo remains the entry and exit of Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO Heritage Site. After obtaining the national park permit at Jorsale, you’ll begin trekking through the lush forests to reach Namche Bazaar (3440m). Namche Bazaar lies almost 5-6hr from Phakding. Overnight at Namche.

Day 5
Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar

A rest day, you’ll spend the time acclimatizing at Namche Bazaar. To make the best out of the day, you can visit the nearby villages of Khumjung and Kunde. Khumjung village boasts the Khumjung Monastery that is home to the supposed Yeti scalp preserved inside a glass box. Afterward, you can visit Kunde village and explore the Edmund Hillary School, The largest School in the entire region. You’ll trek back to Namche and visit the Hotel Everest View. Overnight in Namche Bazar.

Day 6
Namche Bazar to Phortse Village (3810 m) 5-6 hours

Leaving Namche Bazaar, you’ll take a detour and trek through the forested path towards the Phortse village. You’ll encounter numerous uneven terrains on the way. On the way, you’re likely to witness Himalayan pheasants, musk deer, and Himalayan Thar. You’ll begin descending to Kyanjuma and head towards Sansa. From here, you’ll follow the Gokyo trail while enjoying the glimpse of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawache and Khumbila mountains. The trail descends to the Dudhkoshi Khola from where you’ll begin trekking towards Phortse through the Rhododendron forests. Overnight in Phortse.

Day 7
Phortse to Machhermo (4,470 m), 5-6 hours

Leaving Phortse, the trail passes through Rhododendron forests before reaching Dole. We need to walk on the banks of the Dudh Koshi River and climb steep trails to reach Dole. As you climb, you’ll get amazing pictures of Cho Oyu, Kantega, and Thamserku mountains. You’ll ascend from Luza village and trek above the Dudh Koshi River to continue reaching towards Machhermo. Overnight in Machhermo.

Day 8
Machhermo to Gokyo (4800 m), 5-6 hours

You’ll leave Machhermo, and begin ascending along with the views of Kangtega, Thamserku and Cho-Oyu mountains. Beyond the ridge, the valley widens as the trail reaches to Phangga. You’ll descend to the river bank before climbing up towards terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa Glacier. You’ll pass through Longpongo, Raboche Tsho, and Dudh Pokhari before reaching Gokyo village. Overnight in Gokyo.

Day 9
Hike to Gokyo RI (5357 m) and back to Gokyo (4800 m), 5-6 hours

Today, you’ll make a short hike towards the Gokyo Ri Peak. Gokyo Peak or Gokyo Ri is a small peak located on the western front of the Ngozumpa glacier, the largest glacier in Nepal. Gokyo village lies at the foot of Gokyo Ri. Once at top of Gokyo Ri, you can witness the majestic sights of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu peaks. Afterward, you’ll begin descending to Gokyo village. Spend the day by learning about the culture and traditions of Gokyo. Overnight in Gokyo.

Day 10
Gokyo to Dole (4200 m), 3-4 hours

Leaving Gokyo village and Dudh Pokhari behind, you’ll begin descending along the Dudh Koshi River towards Dole. On the way, you will be blessed by the majestic sights of Cholatse and Taboche peaks. You’ll walk past Machhermo, Luza and Lhabarma villages en route to Dole. Overnight in Dole.

Day 11
Dole to Namche (3440m), 5-6 hours

From Dole, you’ll begin descending through a steep trail towards Phortse Thanga. You’ll walk along the beautiful rhododendron forest on the route to Mong. A short trek from Mong will lead you to Namche Army camp hill. From here, you can enjoy the majestic sight of Lhotse, the tip of Everest, and Tengboche village. After indulging in some downhill climbing, you’ll reach Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazar.

Day 12
Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2650), 6-7 hours

Leaving Namche Bazaar, you’ll begin descending along the banks of Dudh Koshi River. You’ll arrive at the exit of Sagarmatha National Park in Monjo. From here, you’ll trek towards Phakding. Take time off in Phakding and enjoy the delicious lunch here. From Phakding, it’s a short descent towards Lukla. Once at Lukla, you can enjoy the completion of the trek with your colleague and staff. Overnight in Lukla.

Day 13
Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu (1345 m), 35 minutes

Today, you’ll bid farewell to the Everest region. You’ll leave Lukla as you catch a flight back to Kathmandu. It may take almost 35-40min to reach Kathmandu. Once at Kathmandu, you’ll be escorted back to your hotel. You can spend the remainder of the day by doing last- minute shopping in Thamel or catching a quick movie in the City Centre. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 14
Transfer to the airport for your onward journey

Ace vision Nepal representative will drop you off at Tribhuwan International Airport today so you can catch your scheduled flight back home. You will leave for the airport approx. 2 hours early. On the way, you can share your trip experience or your next adventure with us.

THE PRICE INCLUDES

  • Accommodation : Basic tea house accommodation during the trek.Deluxe accommodation for 3 nights in Kathmandu, in Tourist Hotels on twin/king basis with breakfast included.
  • Food : Three meals a day(Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner) During trek, & Breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Transportation : Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu by Flight,Airport transfer by private vehicle.
  • Documents : Trekking permit Sagarmatha National park and Trekkers’ Information Management System(TIMS) card
  • Human Resource : A professional & experience English Speaking Guide & one porter(20/22kg) per two trekkers.All expenses(wages,accommodation,meals,transportation,insurance) of the Guide & Porters are covered.
  • tax/Service Charge : we assure you of no hidden charges later in the day.fees,service charges,& taxes are fixed.

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Beverages or food bought at will.
  • Personal expenses (battery-charging fees, Hot shower, Photography,
  • Wifi, Laundry, Phone calls etc).
  • Tips for Guides and porters.
  • Travel insurance and Nepal visa fee.
  • All expenses not mentioned in inclusions.

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Price From USD 1,700 USD $ 1,550/person
1550
Total $ 1,550 USD

Trip Facts

  • Flight /Private Vehicle
  • Min 2
  • 5357 M
  • 14 Days
  • Moderate/adventure
  • Lodge and Tea house
  • March-May, September-November