12 Days Gokyo Valley Trekking

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  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Group
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +7
  • Trekking, Historical and Cultural Excursion
  • Trekking in the Shadow of the world highest peak, Mt Everest and Sherpa Land
  • Best Everest view from Gokyo Ri and Gokyo Lake
Gokyo Valley Trekking is a legendary trek that encompasses grand views of Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8511m), Makalu (8463m) and Cho Oyo (8021m) which are clearly visible from Gokyo Ri above Gokyo Lake.

We will also see icefall off the Ngozumpa Glacier, which is the longest glacier in Nepal, mountain lake scenery and many more countless memorable views. One of the most remarkable features is the view of the tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung (2922m) located in Khumbu region. This conventional trek truly is a blessing that offers the best of this region.

Gokyo Valley Trekking begins after a thirty five minute flight from Kathmandu landing at Lukla’s tiny airstrip. Then, the adventure really begins after following a trail along the bank of Dudh Koshi River and reaching Namche bazaar.

We will have rest days in the villages of Namche bazaar that will allow us to explore the region. Also at Namche we interact with the local Sherpas who are famous for mountain climbing. We acclimatize with these beautiful people and we stay at local lodges and trek into the heartland of their villages.

Everything is organized in conjunction with local Sherpa guides. Along the trek we will pass Buddhist monasteries with the views of Everest and other snow towering mountains getting closer by the day, which is very important. After trek to Gokyo Ri (5,483m), and having a close view of heart melting mountains we return at a leisurely pace back to Namche and Lukla for our flight back to Kathmandu.

Gokyo valley trekking is perhaps the most amazing trekking route, because, the trail follows closest to the Everest base camp. This is equally popular for the hospitality and the warmth offered by the local Sherpa people inhabiting this small mountain town.

Each stop in Gokyo Valley Trekking has its own charm and beauty. This trek truly highlights everything Khumbu and Everest have to offer and is an excellent trip for those seeking a wide range of views, nature and scenery during their expedition.
5 - Excellent
Based on 13 reviews
  • David Mcdonnell
  • From Australia
  • On Nov 07 2018
4 - Very Good
Very Good
“Very Good”
  • Anonymous
  • From Slovenia
  • On Oct 31 2018
5 - Excellent
wonderful experience
“We were a pair, that just finished the Gokyo trip. The experience was amazing, and Trekking Planner (Dipak, our guide Bhanu, and all others that helped) did a great job. My girlfriend was worried by altitude sickness, and we had a slow and steady trek, and in the end, we both managed to "climb" to the 5360 m high Gokyo Ri! We are very grateful to Trekking Planner for this experience.

The weather was amazing (I really recommend going in mid October), and so were the views of course! The culture, nature, food and overall exercise you will do on this trek are amazing. Moreover, after Namche Bazar, it becomes much less crowded (due to the fact, that hundreds go to see Everest Base Camp), and we really wanted to avoid the crowds. The Gokyo valley is peaceful, serene, and offers breathtaking views on Cho Oyu troughout the trek, and on Sagarmatha (Everest) on several occasions (basically, everytime you "climb" a bit higher).”
  • Luigi Canepa
  • From USA
  • On May 02 2018
5 - Excellent
“The Gokyo Valley Trek was excellent, Trekking Planner was responsible and accurate in the tour. I suggest this trek to anyone searching for separate tour from all the EBC trekkers and searching for a romantic get away.”
  • Eliza Robertson
  • From India
  • On Dec 04 2017
5 - Excellent
Highly recommend trek and company
“This trek was just amazing and everything made so easy by Dipak. This is a professional company that has thought of everything to give you the best experience for your time here. Our guide and porter were great for all kinds of local information. We were supplied with down jackets and sleeping bags which were used daily, also shown to a shop where we could buy other gear at a good discounted price. For us the trek and hospitality in Kathmandu could not have been better so thank you very much”
  • Day 1: Flight to Lukla (2828m/9279ft) 35m and trek to Phakding
  • Day 2: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11287ft)
  • Day 3: Rest day at Namche Bazaar
  • Day 4: Trek to Phortse Tanga (3690m/12106ft)
  • Day 5: Trek to Dole (4200m/13780ft)
  • Day 6: Trek to Machhermo (4470m/14665ft)
  • Day 7: Trek to Gokyo (4790m/15715ft)
  • Day 8: Full day/exploring day in Gokyo
  • Day 9: Trek to Dole (4200m/13780ft)
  • Day 10: Trek to Namche (3440m/11287ft)
  • Day 11: Trek to Lukla (2828m/9279ft)
  • Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu(1350m/4430ft )
  • All airport pick-up & drop by private vehicle (international and domestic)
  • Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight including airport tax
  • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS card)
  • English speaking, government licensed guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance
  • twin/double sharing accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek
  • First aid kit
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
  • Sleeping bag and down jackets (if you don't have your own), t-shirt, cap, duffel bags, city and trekking route maps
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the saf
  • All necessery government taxes and service charges
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • porter
  • Your Nepal visa fees and 2 passport size photos
  • All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu
  • all meals and accommodation in Kathmandu and meals during the traveling time
  • Food and accomodations in case of early arrivals from the trek or late departures from airport
  • Your personal expenses such as (laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter etc)
  • Tips for the trekking crew
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
  • Porter
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Other Practical InformationSuggested equipment list for this trip • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We will provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag but is to be returned after the trip) • Trekking shoes. • Sports shoes or sandal. • Trekking stick. • Sun Hat, cap Warm woolen cap. • Trekking jacket • Gore tax/ flees jacket. • Pullover or warm sweeter. • Raincoat. • 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock. • Hand gloves. • 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers • 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts. • 3/4 pairs of Underwear • Eye glass • Water bottle. • 4 season’s Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it but is to be returned after the trip) • Flash or Torch light. • Camera and batteries.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    In response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. Please check the government travel pages and advisories of your home country and the official website of the Nepal Tourism board here.

  • What happens if someone gets altitude sickness, does the rest of the group continue on?

    It depends on the situation. Sometimes, altitude sickness can be treated and the trekker may wish to continue. If not, the rest of the group can continue on if they want and the sick person can descend.

  • How does it work with a porter?

    Generally, the porter will pick up the baggage in the morning and drop it at the hotel in the evening. You will not always be walking with your porter or have access to your bag during the day, while trekking. 

  • Is a visa on arrival available?

    Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.


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