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Gokyo Valley Trek

From US$ 1,190 per person
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highlights
  • Scenic Mountain Flight over the Himalayas.
  • Namche Bazaar, the Largest Sherpa Village of Nepal.
  • A Beautiful Gokyo village - One of the Highest settlements of the world.
  • Gokyo Lake and the Gokyo Valley.
Our 14 days Gokyo Valley Trek starts from Lukla, which is also the starting point of the Everest Base Camp Trek. What make Gokyo Valley trek famous is the Gokyo Valley, Gokyo lake, and Gokyo Ri.

The emerald green Gokyo lake, one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world, captures your mind creating a lasting impression. Gokyo Ri, a famous viewpoint, offers a grand view of several +8,000 m peaks such as Everest (8,848 m), Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), and Makalu (8,481 m), including 360 degree of mountains and glaciers.

The Gokyo Valley Trek also takes you to Gokyo village, which is your resting place for 1 night, it is also a great place to enjoy. Other mountains you will get to see on this fantastic trek are Khumbi La, Kurum Khangru, and Kongde Ri.

Our Gokyo Valley Trek comes with a leisure day - you can read about the day-to-day itinerary under 'Itinerary'.
Day 1
Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal (1,345 m)
The representative of Ace Holidays receives you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. You see the representative displaying the signboard of Ace Holidays outside the airport terminal. You will be transferred to your respective hotel by the private vehicle.

Note: We will organise your pre-trip meeting at our office or at your hotel on the same day. In this meeting, you are requested to bring your passport, 3 passport-sized photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance. Also in this meeting, you must clear all due balance, sign a legally binding trip form, and a non–liability disclaimer. In this meeting, you are also requested to ask any questions of your trip. Ace Holidays provides you Duffel Bag and Cap (yours to keep).

Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
Meals: No Meals

Day 2
Fly to Lukla (2,800 m), and Trek to Phakding (2,610 m) – 3 hrs
In the morning, you fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, and you will take 35 mins to reach Lukla by air. After landing, you are introduced to your porters, and then you start a trek by following your guide and by descending to the Dudh Kosi River. On the way to Phakding (2,610 m), you pass through the village, called Ghat.

Accommodation: Guesthouse in Phakding
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3
Trek to Namche (3,440 m) – 6hrs
After breakfast, you trek along the bank of the Dudh Kosi River, cross this river again and again by the suspension bridges and see the spectacular view of mountains and valleys as you head off to Namche, which has lots of restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, and bakeries. It also has money exchanges and internet cafes.

Accommodation: Guesthouse in Namche Bazaar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4
Acclimatization Day in Namche
Namche is a place to acclimatize, so you have to spend at least two nights here.You acclimatize to become active. Later, you enjoy a short trek up to Syangboche Airport, which offers the view of mountains, such as Kongde Ri, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaroo, Kamtega, Ama Dalam, Tawache Peak, Khumbila (Holy Peak). From Everest View Hotel, you can see a panoramic view of mountains, such as Kusum Kangaru, Lhotse, Tawachwe, Khumbila, and Everest.

Accommodation: Guesthouse in Namche
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5
Trek to Phorste Thanga (3,680 m) – 5 hrs
The trekking trail ascends through the rhododendron and juniper trees and Yak Kharkas and summer settlements and offers the outstanding view of mountains, such as Amadablam, Khumbi La, Tawache, Thamserku, Kurum Khangru, Kongde, and Kongde Ri. You also descend to the river and Phortse Thanga.

Accommodation: Guesthouse in Phorste Thanga
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6
Trek to Machherma (4,470 m) – 5 hrs
From Phortse Thangma, you climb to a ridge, which offers the excellent view of Kantega Valley and Cho – Oyu Mountain, and from this ridge, you descend to the terminal moraine and reach Macherma in the afternoon.

Accommodation: Guesthouse in Machherma
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7
Trek to Gokyo (4,790 m) – 5 hrs
Today, you trek to Gokyo, which is located between Gokyo Lake and Ngozumpa Glacier, and you stay 2 nights in Gokyo, which has beautiful surroundings, and which is a resting place for the trekkers, who want to hike to Gokyo Ri, and who want to see the outstanding view of 8,000 m peaks, such as Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga.

Accommodation: Guesthouse in Gokyo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8
Trek to Gokyo Ri (5,438 m) and Trek back to Gokyo – 6 hrs
In the morning, you climb a steep trail to reach the top of Gokyo Ri, which offers the stunning view of the Gokyo valley, Ngozumpa Glacier, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and Gychung Kang. Same day back to Gokyo.

Accommodation: Guesthouse in Gokyo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9
Trek to Dole (4,200 m) – 6 hrs
Following the trail, we descend to Dole.

Accommodation: Guesthouse in Dole
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) via Khumjung Bazaar – 6 hrs
You continue walking through a typical Sherpa village of Khumjung, leaving the mountains behind us as you descend back to Namche Bazaar.

Accommodation: Guesthouse in Namche Bazaar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11
Trek to Lukla (2800 m) – 7 hrs
Finally, you return to Lukla from where you have started your trek, which might seem like a lifetime ago. You will spend some time remembering your trek and your personal achievements. You also have some spare time to explore the town.

Accommodation: Guesthouse in Lukla
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12
Fly to Kathmandu – 35 mins
As you fly to Kathmandu, you can enjoy the glimpse of the mountains from the window of a plane. You are picked up from Tribhuwan International Airport and transferred to the hotel.

Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast

Day 13
Leisure Day in Kathmandu
Take a walk in the streets of Thamel and stroll in Basantapur area. If you are interested in Rafting, Paragliding, Shopping, and Helisightseeing, then you can start by hiring Ace Holidays. You also can also book jungle safari. (Day 13 is also a spare day just in case a flight gets cancelled from Lukla).

Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast

Day 14
Transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport for Departure
You are picked up from the hotel and transferred to Tribhuwan International Airport on time.

Meals: Breakfast
what’s included
  • 1 professional, licensed, and English speaking mountain guide
  • Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
  • All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a two to three star hotel in Kathmandu (breakfast included.)
  • Down Jacket and sleeping bag by Ace Holidays (which need to be returned after the trek).
  • Accommodation in lodges and guesthouses (Mostly twin sharing and occasional dormitory style) during the trek
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for guide, and driver.
  • Everest National Park Permit and Tims Permit for trekking.
  • Domestic air tickets and domestic airport tax to/from the Everest/Gokyo region.
  • Farewell dinner in traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural program.
  • Free Ace Holidays' duffel/kit bag, sun hat (Gifts from Ace Holidays).
  • All government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
what’s excluded
  • Travel insurance, which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Drinks, chocolates and snacks in the mountain (costs roughly USD 10 to USD 15 per person per day).
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (costs roughly USD 10 to USD 15 per person per day).
  • Nepal Entry Visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent Nepalese currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and USD 100 respectively. Please bring 1 passport size photo).
  • Tips for trek guides, tour guides, and porters (Tipping is customary).
  • Any other expense, which is not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 14 days
Minimum Participants 2 people
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English & Nepali
Maximum altitude 5438 meters
Trek difficulty Moderate
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Kathmandu, Nepal
Cancellation Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
other information
Ace Holidays / Product Category: Trekking
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