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Gokyo Valley Trek

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Gokyo Valley Trek

US $ 1199per person

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Trip Duration

14 Days

Max Altitude

1199 M

Trip Grade

moderate

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Gokyo Valley Trek is a wonderful journey on the edge of the beautiful Gokyo Ri Peak (5357m), glittering sapphire lakes and generous sherpas.

A climb to Gokyo Ri at 5340m is the highest point of this trek with spectacular views of Everest, Gokyo Valley, Gokyo Lake, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu and the beautiful lush green vegetation accompanied by wildlife and seasonal flora.

This makes it popular with environmental scientists, ecologists, photographers, trekkers along with the pilgrims. Generally, the Gokyo Valley Trek comes with a package sightseeing of the beautiful architecturally rich Kathmandu Valley with the ancient Pagoda Temple and the lively locals that continues with a morning flight to Lukla. 

The tour begins with a descent to Phakding and climb to the Namche Bazaar, passing the beautiful pine and rhododendron forest along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River leading to the gate of Everest - Namche Bazaar. 

For acclimatization we take a day break there, which is very convenient because you can enjoy the beautiful suburb that enriches you spiritually and collect more information about mountain climbing and climate.

We also explore the market, visit monasteries and take a short tour of the museum and schools. After taking the necessary rest, we will go through Khumjung to Dole and explore the Himalayan lifestyle, people and landscape.

Not Included

  • International airfares and airport tax
  • Nepal Visa fees
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Personal expenses of any kind such as laundry, liquor, room service, and others
  • Table drinks, Tips to Guide, Porter, and Driver
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any cost incurred due to unfavorable conditions such as landslide, bad weather, flight cancellation, etc.

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Arrival: Kathmandu > Departure: Kathmandu

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)

Welcome to Nepal. Once your flight lands at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be greeted by the representative and escort you to the hotel and assist you through the check-in process. The representative will provide you all the necessary details and information regarding the trek. 

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Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation (1,300m)

On this day, we will take a full day heritage tour around the Kathmandu valley. We will begin the program after breakfast and visit four essential destinations enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 

Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa , Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa.

Once we conclude the sightseeing, we will return to the hotel and complete the necessary preparation for the trek.

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Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2,840m) and Trek to Phakding (2,610m)

We start the day early as we head to the domestic terminals of Trivuwan International Airport for early morning flight to Lukla. Although brief, the half-an-hour flight to the land of the Himalayas is often regarded as an experience of a lifetime.  

Upon arriving at Lulka, we begin the trek with a gradual descends towards Cheplung village. Here, we will get to witness a distant sight of Mt. Khumila. The trail further heads downwards alongside Dudh Koshi River until we reach our overnight destination at Phakding.

Overnight at a local teahouse.
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Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441m)

After breakfast, we continue our walk alongside the Dudh Koshi River under the shades of pine forest. We'll walk past several small settlements, including Benkar, Chumoa, and Monjo, before arriving at the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. We walk further through the narrow trail of the national park via Jorsale village towards the famous Namche Bazaar. 

With colorful markets, restaurants, cafes, and local shops, Namche Bazaar marks as the commercial hub of the Khumbu region. Upon reaching the village, you get to enjoy the magnificent view of Kongde Ri and Thamserku. 

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Day 5: Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar (3,441m)

The all-important acclimatization day before heading to the thin air of the high Himalayas. On this day, we hike up to the Sherpa Cultural Museum and Tenzing Norgay Memorial. Here, we get to relish stunning mountains view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. We can also visit the Everest View Hotel (World's Highest Luxury Hotel) and Syangboche Airport. 

If time permits, we can also explore the village of Khumjung and visit the ancient monastery of the village. 

Overnight at a local teahouse.
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Day 6: Trek to Tengboche (3,860m)

We start the day walking on a fairly decent trail towards Phunki Tenga. Upon reaching Phunki Tenga, the path suddenly transforms into a strenuous uphill until we reach Tengboche village. Tengboche village is home to the largest Buddhist monastery in the entire Khumbu region. 

Right outside the monastery lies a hamlet that offers an outstanding mountain panorama of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, and other surrounding peaks. 

Overnight at a local teahouse.
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Day 7: Trek to Dingboche (4,350m)

As we leave the village of Dingboche, the trail leads downward towards Debuche under the shades of rhododendron, birch and conifer forest. Then, we cross a suspension bridge over the Imja River to reach Pangboche village. The marvelous spectacles of the giant mountain compliments the backdrop throughout the walk. We further continue walking towards the Imja Valley via Pangboche Monastery and do a steep climb to reach Dingboche. 

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Day 8: Acclimatization Day at Dingboche (4,350m) - Hike to Nagarjun Hill (5,100m)

Another much-needed rest day at Dingboche to acclimatize to the higher altitudes. Depending upon the fitness condition, we can decide whether to explore around the village, or we take the challenge and hike to the Nagarjun Hill, located at 5,100 meters. 

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Day 9: Trek to Lobuche (4,910m)

After breakfast, we hit the trail towards the tiny settlement of Dungla. En-route to Lobuche, we will walk past the Trekkers Aid Post at Pheriche. As we walk further ahead, the route turns steep uphill over the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. The top of the ridge is adorned with stone shrines and prayer flags dedicated to the fallen climbers who lost their lives on the pursuit to scale the mighty Everest. Then, we walk downhill towards the moraine in the midst of some of the world's highest mountains to reach Lobuche. 

Overnight at a local teahouse.
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Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,365m) and Descend to Gorak Shep (5,180m)

Finally, the big day! On this day, we depart from Lobuche early in the morning towards the mighty Everest Base Camp. The journey begins with a gentle walk with an occasional ascend and descend on a glacial path. It will take about 3 to 4 hours of meandering on the rough terrain to reach Gorak Shep. As we walk past few teahouses of Gorak Shep and head towards the base camp, the rocky terrain continues further. 

Upon reaching Everest Base Camp, we get to relish the incredible sight of Khumbu Icefall, Nuptse, Pumori, and Khumbutse. After rejoicing our time at the base camp, we will retrace the rocky trail back to the sandy lakebed of Gorak Shep. 

Overnight at a local teahouse.
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Day 11: Hike to Kala Patthar (5,545m) and Descend to Pheriche (4,200m)

Another significant highlight of the Everest Trek. We begin hiking early at dawn towards Kala Patthar to witness the most epic sunrise. Although short, the trail is a fairly steep trail and rocky. The summit of Kala Patthar offers the spectacle of the rising sun glistering over the mountains.

In addition to that, the viewpoint offers a breathtaking sight of the highest peaks, including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Pumori. After relishing some time at the summit of Kala Patthar, we retrace the route back to Gorak Shep and head downhill towards Pheriche. 

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Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441m)

Leaving the mountains behind, we depart from Pheriche after breakfast and retrace the route back to Tengboche via Imja River. Along the way, we will visit Nangkartshang Monastery, which is located on the way to Tengboche.  

After departing from Tengboche, the trail drops steeply downhill towards Phunki Tenga. Along the gentle path, we walk past the village of Kyangjuma towards Namche Bazaar. It takes approximately four to five hours to walk from Tengboche to arrive at Namche Bazaar. 

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Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2,804m)

We begin the journey with a steep downhill through rocky terrain. The trail mostly follows through the Dudh Koshi River, which occasionally leads to suspension bridges. As we retrace the route back to Lukla, we walk past several chortens, mani walls, monasteries, and a few Sherpa villages.

Late in the evening, we celebrate the success of our adventure with all the staff and team members.

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Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu (1,300m)

On this day, we leave the Himalayas behind and catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu to conclude our trek. Upon arrival, you may take a rest in the hotel or wander around the Thamel and go for shopping. Late in the evening, a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. 

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Day 15: Final Departure

Farewell day! On the final day, the representativewill drop you at the hotel as per your flight schedule and assist you in getting to the airport for the final departure. 

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