About Gokyo valley Trek

Gokyo valley is the home to the highest freshwater lake system in the world in Khumbu region (Everest region of Nepal.). Gokyo Valley trek is a must see place for anyone looking for adventure then Gokyo Valley Trek is something you would not like to miss.

Gokyo Valley of Everest region which is the home of the highest several Himalayas. There are total 19 Gokyo Lakes in the Gokyo valley and all of them are freshwater system. Gokyo valley on the foothills of Gokyo Ri along the eastern short of Gokyo Cho Lake. 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 in the gokyo valley traversing through delightful valleys, 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. Gokyo Valley is also the base of the highest freshwater lake system (4700-5000 m) in the world, comprising of 19 lakes, both big and small. Among them, six hold significant importance because of their size and depth. Another attraction in this area is the 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, making the trek action-packed and not loathsome.

The most fascinating benefit of trekking in this trail is extreme view of huge ice ridge located between Cho You and Gyachung in Khumbu region. It is known for the existence of high altitude lakes as well. These mountains, ridges and glaciers are supernatural – as are your experiences with the Sherpa individuals, the well-known mountain inhabitants of this Himalayan wonderland. The glow and cordiality stretched out by the neighborhood tenants of this district, the Sherpas, will add a further dimension to your experience of Gokyo Valley Trek. This trekking trails eventually leads you to the famous point of Gokyo Ri (Gokyo Peak) from where you can have a awe-inspiring view of hundreds of pleasing scenery.

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

The best time duration for Gokyo Valley Trek is Spring (March, April, and May) and Autumn (September, October, and November) when the climate is warm and sunny. for more details visit Best time to Travel 

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 lodage. Bathroom is ourtside.

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

  • 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

Inclusions

  • 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.
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Useful Info

Meals

Trekking Plus serves you verities of wonderful Nepalese and Continental food during our trek. We will get western cuisine up in the mountain but which is not that free and good. We serve you local local cuisines for breakfast, lunch & dinner which is included in our package cost. Trekking Plus guide will suggest you a delicious, hygienic with special food during your trip. Normally it takes few days’ hard work to local porters and caravans to bring food to mountains. We usually have breakfast and dinner at the same Lodge where we stay overnight but  lunch will be serve en route.

Accommodation

Accommodation in mountain will be in a tea house or mountain local lodges which is basic standard.  We will get private room but shared bathroom most of the tea house but this days we get room with attached bathroom as well on lower altitude. In high altitudes, rooms are comparatively basic. Blankets are generally provided but we will recommend you to have your own sleeping bags. There is a large dining room where they use a wood fire burning so that the dining room is warmer. There is normally no electric most of the villages has hydroelectric power and a solar lighting. When we charge our electronic things than we have to charge at reception which we have to pay as well.

Drinking water

We will get mineral water 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.

Route Map

Trekking Plus offers you a Trekking maps as a complementary and Company T-shirt.

What to take

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.

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.

Safety Our top priority is the safety and security of our customers and staff during all of our trips. Trekking Plus field crews 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 it 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.

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