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  • Best view of Everest from Gokyo Ri
  • Explore beautiful fifth and fourth Lakes
  • Visit historical Sherpa museum and Saturday market in Namche Bazaar
  • Enjoy the view from Renjo La pass
The Gokyo Valley trek begins from Lukla airport located in the Everest region, one of the most impressive airports in the Himalayas.

To arrive at Gokyo Valley we will follow the Dudh Kosi River from the Sherpa villages of Namche Bazaar and Khumjung. The Gokyo trek is not as frequented as the popular Everest Base Camp trek giving more pristine nature and great trekking trails. This trek is full of highlights but a special one will be the day of hiking up Gokyo Ri at an altitude of 5360m. Gokyo Ri probably provides the best viewpoint, compared with all other treks in Nepal. You will be able to get fantastic views of the vast Ngozumpa Glacier and enjoy a panoramic view of four of the world's highest peaks above 8,000m, namely Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu and Mt. Makalu. You will also be able to get amazing views of Gokyo village itself and its surrounding emerald green lakes.

We will go via Renjo la pass return to Namche Bazaar via the Sherpa villages of Thame

The Gokyo valley trek is considered a typical trek and is suitable for everyone. If you are reasonably fit and have a sense of adventure you will definitely find this trek a good pick.

The itinerary is designed on a way so that we will acclimatize gradually so as to avoid all kinds of altitude sickness. During the trek we will be staying at guesthouses and tea houses for the night.

Our professional mountain guide and porters will take care of you on this great adventure.
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You begin today’s trek from Lukla following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Nupla (5885m) can be seen in the distance on the opposite bank, and is a peak atop the Kongde Ridge. You descend a mountainside path that merges into your route to Everest, with views to a valley to your right; and at its far end, Kusum Kang (6367m.) The Dudh Kosi approaches as you pass a Mani wall and arrive at a Ghat teahouse. You continue along a small path with many climbs and descents following the left bank of Dudh Koshi to Phakding. Stay overnight in a tea house lodge.
This day you trek and cross the rivers via high suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo (2800m.) is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set up to protect and preserve this fragile mountain environment. You then ascend quite steeply to Namche Bazaar and along the way, if the weather is clear, catch a first glimpse of Mt Everest in the distance. You can also enjoy the view of Mt. Kusum Kangaru, Thamserku, Konde-Ri and Tawache peak. You will also visit some of the village monasteries on the way trekking to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.). Stay over night at a hotel in Namche
It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization at a high altitude before heading off towards Tyangboche.
From Namche the route heads up all the way to Khumjung, a picturesque village which also has its own gompa at the top end of town. Soon after leaving Khumjung the trail climbs to a large chorten on top of a ridge. This ridge descends from Khumbila, a 5734m peak, said to be the abode of the patron God of the Khumbu region. The trail descends slightly towards the Sanasa and then ascends up to Mongla (4000m.). From here, you can see panoramic views of various mountains. You trek a steeply descending pass through Phortse Tenga and from there, the trail climbs steeply to Dole, through rhododendron and birch forest festooned with hanging mosses and lichens. You can enjoy a delicious meal at Phortse Tenga (3650m.). Stay over night in a tea house lodge.
From Dole you climb steadily along the side of the valley, where small and thorny bushes give way to scrub juniper as the altitude increases. The trail passes many summer settlements. The view ahead of you presents majestic views of Cho Oyu, while back down the valley are the peaks of Kantega and Thamserku. This is a short day and you will arrive at Machhermo in time for lunch. Stay overnight in a tea house lodge.
Today you head for the lakes at Gokyo. You follow a very scenic path to Pangka and then descend slightly, following one of the melted-water Rivers which flow down the west side of the Ngozumpa Glacier. You climb a steep rocky incline into the valley by the side of the glacier, passing the first of the holy lakes. You soon arrive at the second of the lakes, crossing the path which heads across the glacier to Cho La (5420m.), and your route to Lobuche. The third lake is known as Dudh Pokhari and on its eastern shore is the settlement of Gokyo. Stay over night in a tea house lodge.
Gokyo is a trade center where the Sherpa people run lodges to provide the best services to trekkers. It is situated by the side of Ngozumpa glacier, the biggest glacier of Nepal. This day you can also take a trip to the Fifth Lake via the Fourth Lake. Stay over night in a tea house lodge.
Today we start to walk to Renjola pass early in the morning. We leave the main trail of Gokyo valley to take Renjola trail by Dudh Pokhari. After 3 hours walk the vista of the Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse and Taboche can be enjoyed. The trail continues down the stairs to reach Angladumba Tsho. On further walking we see Relama Tsho and Renjo Lake then we walk through these narrow valley teemed with giant boulders to Lumde. After an hour walk we reach Marlung, the place where we stay tonight.
The next day we follow the traditional route that had been followed for centuries by the tibetean traders which is a descent from Marlung to Thame. Crossing Bhote Koshi, descending to Taranga we reach Langmuche Khola. We can view astonishing view of the mountains such as Thamserku, Katenga, Kusum Kangguru etc from the lodges besides seeing the famous Buddhist shrine (Gompa) at Thame. We cross the bridge reach Samde, the place which offers breathtaking beauty of mountain views. Down the steep path we reach Thamo village where there is a monastery called Khari Goma which is the nunnery.. Finally we reach to Namche through some gompas, prayer flags, chortens and Mani stones. Overnight in Namche.
This is the final day of the three day high pass trek. On this day we start from Namche and reach Lukla but the challenges are huge walking down the steep with shaky legs until we reach the airport area. Crossing the bridge over Dudhkoshi
The taking off is a dramatic scene just as the landing. The rest of the day can be used for sightseeing or relaxation .
what’s included
  • 1 Professional and licensed mountain guide
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services
  • All necessary trekking permits
  • All meals during the trek - breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Accommodation in tea houses and lodges during the trek
  • Necessary equipment such as sleeping bag, down jacket (Rented )
  • Insurance, salary, equipment etc for the Nepali staff
  • First Aid kit
  • Flight ticket from Kathmandu to Lukla and from Lukla back to Kathmandu.
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Worst case, help with arranging emergency helicopter evacuation (expenses for the actual flight to be covered by your travel insurance).
  • Trip complete certificate
  • Luggage storage facilities
Optional Addons (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
what's excluded
  • International airfares to Nepal
  • Nepal visa fee (USD 40 for 30 days)
  • Porter if necessary ( Available on booking add on )
  • Hotels and meals in Kathmandu
  • Personal Travel Insurance & personal expenses
  • Tips for Guide and Porters
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 11 days
Tour Type Private and Group Tour
Age Requirement 5 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English & nepali
Maximum altitude 5000 meters
Trek difficulty Medium
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in kathmandu, Nepal
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