About Gokyo valley Trek

Gokyo Valley trek is the must see place for anyone looking for adventure is something you would not like to miss. It is a popular trek in the Everest region of Nepal. It features stunning views of mountains, glaciers, and lakes.

Gokyo Valley in Everest region which is the home of the highest several Himalayas well as mountain lakes. There are total 19 Gokyo Lakes in the Gokyo valley and all of them are freshwater system. The Gokyo Ri is the highest hill of 5357 meters that have the proud height to look straight at Mt. Everest (8848m) to several eight-thousanders like Lhotse (8414m), and Cho Oyu (8188m). The Gokyo valley Trek is a trekking through delightful valleys in mountain, crystal clear blue and green lakes, world’s biggest ice glacier called ngozumpa glacier dominated by nearest mountains of Everest Himalaya range.

Gokyo Valley Trek is labeled moderate in difficulty, so anyone with fairly good health can attempt it. Gokyo Valley is a living museum dotted with small villages and settlements still not touched by modernity and intact with an unspoiled environment. The friendly Sherpa local add the charm to the place with their simple rural lifestyles. It is also the base of the highest freshwater lake system (4700-5000 m) in the world, comprising of 19 both big and small lakes. Among them, six hold significant importance because of their size and depth. 

Gokyo village (4700 m), a quaint village situated by the bank of third Gokyo Lake. This place has several stone houses, mainly small hotels catering to tourists and trekkers. Apart from the beauty of Gokyo Valley itself, the trek features traversing through several Sherpa settlements and Buddhist monasteries while enjoying the continuous vista of the Khumbu Himalayas. The trek, following the trails of Dudh Koshi River throughout, takes the trekkers from the green forested paths of Khumbu to the stony terrains to the moraines of Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in Nepal. These mountains, ridges and glaciers are supernatural as are your experiences with the Sherpa individuals, the well-known mountain inhabitants of this Himalayan wonderland. Sherpas lifestyle will add a further dimension to your experience of Gokyo Valley Trek.

Difficulties of Gokyo Valley Trek

It is a physically challenging task to ascend Gokyo Ri. Trekking in Everest region is awe-inspiring and Gokyo lake trek in the region is full of excitement and thrill. Besides mountain peaks and narrow trekking trail, the view of Ngozumpa Glacier, World's highest lake- Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri is the major attraction of Gokyo valley trek. We hike to Gokyo Ri to see the spectacular views.

Best Time to trek Gokyo Valley Trek

Spring season starts from March to May and is considered the best time for trekking in Nepal. During this season, the weather is generally dry, clear and stable with moderate temperatures, making it ideal for trekking. The blooming rhododendron forests in the lower elevations add more color to the scenery.

Autumn season begins from September to November and is another excellent time for trekking in Gokyo Valley. The weather is dry, clear and stable with warm days and cool nights, making it ideal for trekking. The landscapes are also colorful during this season with clear skies and incredible mountain views.

During the winter season, the temperature drops to freezing levels, and there is heavy snowfall, which makes it challenging for trekking. Similarly, during the monsoon season, which runs from June to August, the weather is generally wet, and the trails become muddy and slippery, which makes it difficult for trekking.

The best time to visit Gokyo Valley Trek is during the spring and autumn seasons, when the weather is stable, and the scenery is at its best. However, it's essential to check the weather forecast before embarking on the trek and to be well-prepared for any weather changes.

Permits and regulations  of Gokyo Valley Trek

For Everest Three Pass Trek, you will need TIMS permit and a Sagarmatha National Park permit. If you are going via trekking companies, those permits will be arranged by those companies. But if you are planning to go on your own, you will need to take your TIMS permit from Kathmandu, and a Sagarmatha National park permits from Monjo. Monjo is a village checkpoint that you will pass on the first day of your trek.

Highlights of Gokyo valley Trek

  • Trekking, Historical and Sherpa Cultural in Khumbu region.
  • Trekking in the Shadow of the world highest peak, Mt Everest and Sherpa Land
  • Best Everest view from Gokyo Ri and Beautiful Gokyo Lake

Outline Itinerary

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  • Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan international airport in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) and trek to Phakding (2610m).3-4 Hours.
  • Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) 6-7 Hours
  • Day 04: Rest day in Namche Bazar for acclimatization.
  • Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazar to Dhole (4040m) 5-6 Hours.
  • Day 06: Trek from Dhole to Machhermo (4150m) 5-6 Hours
  • Day 07: Machhermo - Gokyo (4750m) 4-5 Hours
  • Day 08: Excursion Day in Gokyo, day hike to Gokyo Peak (5483m).
  • Day 09: Trek back from Gokyo -Dhole (4040m) 6-7 Hours
  • Day 10: Trek from Dhole to Namche Bazaar (3440m.) 5-6 Hours
  • Day 11: Trek back from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m.) 7-8 Hours
  • Day 12: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu which takes 40 minutes.
  • Day 13: Final departure or join other tour / treks
  • Airport pick up and drop off by private transportation as per group size.
  • Accommodation in kathmandu for two nights on bed and breakfast basis
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner whilst on trekking ( Local hygienic food )
  • Local guest house accommodations in trekking on twin sharing (bathroom outside)
  • Applicable trekking fees (National park permit and TIMS).
  • Trekking leader English speaking
  • Porters (one porter between two persons is provided to carry the clients personal effects)
  • Domestic flight to and from Lukla including guide.
  • Duffle bags for porters are provided
  • Insurance for the trekking staff. (insurance as per state law)
  • All the government tax and our (Trekking Plus) service charges.
  • Farewell Dinner before departure.
  • Government taxes and our service charges.
  • International flights and Visa.
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Extra accommodation, meal and sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Costs arising from unforeseen events outside the control of Trekking Plus
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required such as personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, mineral water, monuments entrance fees, postage, laundry, battery charge, video, camera, phone, etc.
  • Tips and gratuities (crew frequently receives some recognition for good service)
  • Your travel insurance (for travel, cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss of life, theft of or damage to personal effects).
  • All other services not included in the "cost includes" section above.

Useful Information

Important to note, please visit our Equipments check list. Altitude Mountain Sickness section for additional details of what you need to bring on trek as well as prevent about AMS. Trekking Plus top priority is the safety and security of our customers and staff during all of our trips.

Our top priority is the Safety and Security of our customers and staffs during all of our trips. Trekking Plus field crews bring normal first aid kits on all of our tours, which is readily available for both customers and staff but we will recommend you to bring first aid kits yourself from your country because Nepalese medicine some time does not work properly. We are constantly in communication with our field office and monitor all aspects of government and weather issues that might affect your trip. Also, we are always available 24 hours emergency contact.

Food and accommodation during Gokyo Valley Trek

Regarding the foods, all kinds of meals will be provided to you on time during the trek. The major and somehow best foods provided are toast or chapati, eggs, potatoes, porridge, fried Mars Bars, and tea or coffee for breakfast; and rice, lentil soup, curried potatoes with vegetables, greens and papad for lunch. Light foods will be provided for dinner which will help maintain the balance of food and will not affect the health condition. The western meals like a burger, pizza, and oily foods, tobacco and alcohols should be avoided as far as possible.

Accommodation will be on twin sharing local moutnain lodge, bathroom is ourtside. Most trekkers stay in teahouses, which are simple guesthouses along the trail that offer basic amenities such as a bed, blankets, and shared bathrooms. These teahouses typically have a communal dining area where trekkers can enjoy meals and socialize with other travelers. 

Drinking water

We will get mineral and boiled water along the trekking routes which is also an additional cost. We discourage not to buy Mineral bottle water but use boiled water from the local lodges and put water purify tablets. Plastic bottles are difficult to dispose off and have become an environmental problem in mountains.

What to take

Trekking Plus offers you a Trekking maps as a complementary and Company T-shirt.Trekking Plus would suggest you to pack as lightly as possible when you are on mountain. We provide one porter between two trekkers to carry your trekking gears. You will be carried your valuable things in a day pack by your own and your other bags will be carried by the porter in a duffel bag which we provided. Porter carries about 25 KG from 2 trekkers. You can store you’re your luggage which you are not going to use it on trek can leave in Kathmandu Hotel which is free of cost. Please visit our FAQS for more details. 

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