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Gokyo Valley Trek - 13 Days

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Location: Everest Region

13 Days

Trip Facts

Group Size

1-12 PAX

Trip Grade

Moderate

Accommodation

Tea house/Lodges/Hotel

Max Altitude

5357m

Meals

All kinds of western food and local food.

Transportation

Flight/Bus/Car

Trip Highlights

  • Gokyo lakes and best view from Fifth lake
  • Gokyo Ri and view of Everest Himalayan ranges and Makalu.
  • Wonderful Sherpa communities.
  • Wonderful view from Everest's viewpoint.
  • Scenic flights to Tenzing Hillary airport.

Gokyo valley trek is one of the stunning trekking in Everest regions. This trek attracts people all around towards it. Gokyo lakes and Gokyo Ri makes this trek popular. It is an alternative to classical treks to Khumbu. Gokyo trek is designed for travelers who are eager to experience the magnificence of the Everest region. This trek helps you to avoid the mental as well as physical stress. The Trekking around Gokyo valley is considered as a traditional trek. This offers a magnificent view of mountain peaks and the Ngozumpa Glacier. This glacier the largest in Nepal Himalaya. The image of this region with the soaring views of the most popular mountains in Nepal.  Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse as well as Makalu which is clearly visible from Gokyo RI above Gokyo lake.

One of the most significant features is the views of the marvelous ice ridge. This ice ridge is in between Cho Oyu and Gyanchung. Besides, That the Gokyo RI has a view exceptionally beautiful and offers more of the legendary mountain. The view here is better than the views from Kalapather.

Best Treks in Nepal

Magic Himalaya Treks introduce this Gokyo Ri trek to enjoy the view for those who have less time and less altitude gain. Besides this Gokyo valley trek, Magic Himalaya also operates Everest base camp trek in both a simple as well as luxurious way. Everest three high pass trek, Amadablam base camp trek, Everest view trek are famous treks in Everest. Likewise, Traveler loved treks such as Everest Chola pass trek as well as Everest base camp trek via Jiri. Island peak climbing, as well as Laubecha peak climbing, are the famous and easy climbing peaks. We have the Gokyo valley trek Itinerary for all the visitors.

So, we would like to request you to travel to the Everest region with us. By traveling with us you will able to find out why we are the Everest regions specialist.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m) and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu –Lukla-Phakding(2652m)3 -4 hours walk.
Day 03: Phakding – Namche bazaar (3440 m) 5-6 hours walking.
Day 04: Namche Bazaar –Acclimatization day
Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Portsea tanga.
Day 06: Portsea Tenga to Machhermo.
Day 07: Machhermo to Gokyo.
Day 08: Gokyo Ri and Rest in Gokyo valley.
Day 09: Gokyo to Dola:
Day 10: Dola to nemchabazar.
Day 11: Namche Bazzar to Lukla (2800 m) 6 hours walk.
Day 12: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 13: Farewell friend

Itinerary

01

After your arrivals in the Kathmandu Tribhuvan international airport, you will be greeted by representatives from Magic Himalaya treks and expeditions. The representatives with your name board at the airport. You will be transferred to the hotel holy Himalaya or a similar category by our staff after finishing the custom formalities. After check in to the hotel and rest for while you will be introducing with your guide and he will help you with the preparation of trekking equipment. In the evening you will go for a welcome dinner with our team and enjoy dinner in Nepalese cultural music and dances.

02

After breakfast, our guide will transfer you to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport in the early morning. With the finest views of Everest Himalayan ranges, we will land to the gateway destinations called Lukla (2840 m) where we will begin our trips. After reaching to the tensing Hillary airport Lukla with 40 minutes flight above green hill surrounded by worlds high mountain peaks we will meet our remaining crew members and do some packing. After staying over there for a few minutes in prosperous village Lukla we will trek to Phakding. To have acclimatization we will hike around the village around the monastery. Stay Overnight stay at Phakding in Jorge garden or similar category hotel with full board provided.

03

Walking on the sides of Dudh Koshi River on the beautiful pine forests crossing many suspension bridges including the famous Hillary suspension bridge we will able to catch the wonderful prospect of the Mt. Thamserku (6618 m). Passing the Benker, Chumoa, and Monjo on the way, we will reach the entrance check post of Sagarmatha national park where your permits for trekking will be checked. After that, we pass Jorsale the last before Sherpa capital Namche Bazaar. The trails climb up through forests and bridges until we reach the meeting of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi River. After ascent about 2 hours, we will be able to see the first view of Mount Everest smiling peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. We will stop for the view in Chauteri for few minutes which could be a good rest in climbing up as well. After that, we still need to hike up about 1.5 hours to reach the Sherpa capital the gateway to MT EVEREST and the main trading center of this region. Stay overnight in hotel Namche or a similar hotel on. The Full board provided.

04

This is the schedule followed by each and every trekkers as it is recommended by the health experts to have a rest day and necessary to stay active and moving in the rest day instead o sitting idle. In the rest we can hike to the Thame or in Khunde for relaxing and exploring the villages itself. Namche Bazaar is the main center of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has government offices, ATM, internet cafe, shops, a restaurant, a bakery, and colorful markets each Friday evening and Saturday. Our trek guides will take you to a tourist visitor’s center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha national park where you can absorb things related to Everest ascend, Sherpa culture and will also learn about various plants and animals. We also take an interesting side up to Khumjung village which can be best for acclimatize and we can found airs tap in Syangboche. Just a few minutes from there we can see the Everest view hotel where lots of foreigners and especially Japanese come to stay during their Everest helicopter tour. Along with a great view of Everest, Kongde, Thamserku, and Khumbila, we will visits Hillary school and come back to Namche village after lunch. Take a look to the movie called into thin air or similar Everest expedition’s movie in the guest house. Stay overnight in hotel Namche with full board provided.

05

Today after breakfast with our bag ready we will start our hike towards Portsea tanga. On the way, we will be able to see the good panorama view of the mountains like Everest, Amadablam and Thamserku in front of us. Passing a few Chorten and village we will reach Phortse Tenga where we will have our lunch and stay over there.

06

Today we will climb 810 m up to Machhermo from Portsea Tenga. We will pass a few places like Dola, Kele and Luza to reach there. During our walk, we will be able to view Tabauche and Choletsea. Attend altitude talk in Machhermo hospital at 3 o clock and stay overnight at Machhermo.

07

Today we will be going to the Gokyo valley. During our walk, we will pass three lakes known as 1st, 2nd, and 3rd lakes respectively. We are also able to see mountains like Gokyp peak, Cho Oyu and many more. in the evening walk around the lake and go for watching glaciers. Stay in Gokyo.

08

Today in the morning we will go to Gokyo RI for the sunrise and Himalayan panorama view. We can see Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, and many other mountains.rest in Gokyo valley.

09

Today we will trek down all the way to Dola passing Machhermo and other small places on the way. Today we will be walking facing Thamserku mountain and can see many other mountains. Stay overnight in Dola.

10

Today we will trek to the places called Nemchabazar where you will enjoy the hot shower, local markets, and bars. Walk around the town in the evening. I look forward to the next morning.

11

The trails descend steeply downward by controlling the body. Having With a good view of local’s villages and many flowers we will have lunch in Phakding. Being climbing down in the same way also makes you feel different and good. After two weeks you will be in Lukla and overnight stay over there and full board provided.

12

In the early morning after breakfast take a flight in the morning to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel and take rest. After some hours if you like you can go for the walk around the city. Or can take rest in the hotel. You may also visit the local markets and buy the Nepalese items gifts for your friends and family. In the evening you may visit the office. If someone has a flight on that day he will be transferred to the airport for departure.

13

It will be time to say bye from the mountainous country and is the end day of your trip to the Himalayas. About the three hours before your flight you will be taking off you will be taken to the airport for final departure. On the way back to home you will have a plenty of time to think about your trip to Everest base camp with Magic Himalaya Treks and expeditions.


What's included?

  • Everest conservation permits.
  • Everest trekking map.
  • Full board plan (breakfast lunch, dinner) provided during the trekking.
  • Hotel on bed and breakfast plan during Kathmandu,s stay.
  • An experienced license holder guide and required porters. (1 porter for two trekkers and there will be 1 assistant guide for more than six trekkers.)
  • International and domestic pick up/drop.
  • Medical kit box and required medicine for the trek.
  • Rounds tickets to Kathmandu-Lukla for trekkers, guides and assistant guides.
  • Trekking equipment like a down jacket, duffels bag will be provided.
  • Khumbu (Everest region) Municipality charges.
  • All the necessary transportation during sightseeing.
  • Food, drinks, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation, accommodations and local tax for guides and porters.
  • All government tax and vat.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner with us

What's not included?

  • Your travel insurance.
  • Your international flights and departure tax.
  • Any expenses of personal nature.
  • Tips for guide and porters.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Any kinds of bar bills (alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.)
  • Rescue operation in case of an emergency.

Departure dates

Group joining dates are not available. Please request for private trip.

Private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with us via bellow contact us form.

Essential Information

Gokyo RI trek for Nepali Locals

During the Covid-19 , many people are interested to trek Everest base camp and Gokyo RI trek. After many people ask about trek, we started to operate Gokyo valley trek for Nepali locals people on a reasonable cost. Any one from Nepal with Nepali citizenship can contact us for best local price where as the cost for international people is also very reasonable. Do Remember us for best ser4vice.


Gokyo Valley Trek Best Time of Year

The Best time for the Gokyo Valley trek is September to December Months of the year. The other best and favorable time is from March to May. This trek is perfect for those who looking for lakes, Mountains, Forests, Altitude walk as well as best views. If you are looking for such kinds of adventure then, travel to make your dream come true. Magic Himalaya Treks Team arrange all with Safety.


Food on Gokyo Trek

The Food is not any different than what you get in Everest base camp trek or Everest high pass trek. Magic Himalaya Treks will Provide all the food including Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner. Trekkers can see and select from the menus about food. Mountains all the items are not fresh. You can take help with the magic Himalaya Guide. The Nepali Set called Dal Bhat is what many people eat. Meat is not Recommended in High elevations.


Gokyo valley trek Viewpoints

The Gokyo valley trek has lots of viewpoints during the trail. The first viewpoint is the Everest viewpoint. The second viewpoint is Gokyo RI. There is also another viewpoint such as the 5th lake viewpoint. Another viewpoint from Gokyo valley is Renjo la top viewpoint. This all viewpoint have their own special things to offer for the trekkers which we describe below:

Everest viewpoint

This is the common viewpoint for most of the trek including Everest base camp trek. People do it from Namchebazar during acclimatization day. This viewpoint is also known as the Syangboche viewpoint. IT is just above Syangbochea airport. The viewpoint is on an elevation of 3900 meters. We can see many mountains including Everest from the viewpoint. The other attractive mountains are Thamserku, Amadablam, Kangtega, Kusum Kangaroo, Taubecha, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar and many more. It takes 3 hours and 3 km in distance.

Gokyo RI viewpoint

The viewpoint is on an elevation of 5360 meters. Viewpoint is just above Gokyo valley. That viewpoint takes 5 hours altogether. It is also the viewpoint for sunrise as well as a sunset. We can see beautiful Everest Himalayan ranges including Everest. The new mountain we can see is Makalu. The viewpoint also provides a wonderful view of Cho Oyu and some mountains of Tibet. The lake, as well as valley view below, is somethings that attract many people to Gokyo RI. Ngozumba glacier is also possible to see from top to bottom.

Fifth lake viewpoint

The fifth lake is known as the number 5 lake in Gokyo valley. The trek is popular for a full-day hike. Day hike to 5th lake takes 7 hours including rest stop and other breaks on the way. The fifth lake is on an elevation of 5000 meters. Despite low elevations, it offers a better view than Gokyo RI as well as Kalapather or any other viewpoint. People can see Everest, Mt Cho Oyu, Makalu, Nuptse, Lhotse and many more. If you are in Gokyo valley don’t miss this fifth lake view. The sixth lake has an even better view but needs to take to spend the night in the sixth lake.

Renjo la pass top viewpoint


This is another viewpoint that is very popular for its view. We can see of Everest Himalayan ranges as well as Makalu. The view of Tangi Ragi Tau, Rolwalling range as well as Gyachung Kang. Most of this viewpoint is for three pass trekkers as well as Renjo la pass trekkers. Now for a better view, many people who stay Gokyo valley do this as day trip instead of Gokyo RI. The elevation is the same as Gokyo RI which is 5360 meters.

Besides this, there are many small viewpoints in this Gokyo trek.


Gokyo Lakes

Gokyo lakes are also the main highlights of the Gokyo valley trek. All the lakes, as well as viewpoints, make it a wonderful trek. Here we are going to learn more about Gokyo Valley lakes:

Lonspunga Tso (first lake)

Area: 14 ha

Maximum depth: 1 m (z max)

Max Length: 250 m

Max width: 60 m

Elevation: 4710 m

Taujung Tso (Second Lake)

Area: 17 ha

Maximum depth: 33.3 m (z max)

Max Length: 740 m

Max width: 345 m

Elevation: 4740 m

Gokyo Tso (Third Lake)

Area: 43 ha

Maximum depth: 43 m (z max)

Max Length: 1000 m

Max width: 855 m

Elevation: 4870 m

Thank Cho (fourth lake)

Area: 65.07 ha

Elevation: 4870 m

Ngozumba Tsho (Fifth Lake)

Area: 14.39 ha

Elevation: 4990 m

Gyazumba Tsho (sixth lake)

Area: 29 ha

Elevation: 5200 m


FAQ

Answer: The highest point of the trek is 5357 meters. The Gokyo RI is the highest point on this trek. Some people like to go to Renjo la pass top instead of Gokyo RI. The Renjo la top is 5360 metes.

Answer: On a Normal day, we will walk around 5 to 6 hours but there is some longer’s day in the itinerary. During the long day, we will walk for 7 to 8 hours also. Some trekkers like to trek straight all the way from Gokyo to Namche which is not a regular plan but possible. It will take a longer time.

Answer: Swimming in Gokyo Lake is forbidden but even we can see few people doing the swim in their own risk. The water is very cold and people can get sick too.

Answer: Actually this trek is for all adventure lovers people. Due to low sleeping elevations, this is suitable for all people who are bad at high elevation. The people who avoid Everest base camp trek due to high elevation can do this. It is suitable for kids, children as well as old people.

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