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Gokyo Valley Trek & Kathmandu City Tour (15 Days)

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  • See some of the major highlights of Kathmandu during a guided city tour
  • Spend 1 day in Namche Bazaar, the centre of trade & commerce in the Khumbu region
  • Trek to the majestic Gokyo Valley. See the 6 sacred lakes
  • Climb to the top of Gokyo Ri, enjoy majestic views of the Himalayas
Join us on this 15-day guided trek to the Gokyo Valley that is is popular as an alternative to the Everest Base Camp trek. We will pick you up upon arrival in Kathmandu and drive you to your hotel. Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city on the second day of the trip.

Time to head to the mountains. We will drive you to the airport for a flight to Lukla. Your journey begins now. Take the Everest Base Camp trail and trek to Phakding followed by Namche Bazaar, the centre of trade and commerce in the Khumbu region.

Leave the EBC trail behind and head for Phortse Thenga followed by Machherma after which you reach Gokyo, the village of six sacred lakes located on a moraine close to the Ngozumpa Glacier. Explore the Gokyo area before heading to Gokyo Ri, a 5,357m high peak in the Khumbu region. See Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse and Taboche, among other mountains.

Descend to Lukla following the same route. This spectacular, two-week climb takes you to an altitude almost as high as that of Everest Base Camp and offers jaw-dropping views of the Himalayas. However, the trail to Gokyo is less crowded and quieter with traditional Sherpa villages serving local meals to legions of hungry trekkers. The trail follows the Dudh Kosi River to its source - a series of emerald green lakes.

For more about this trip, please go through the itinerary below.
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Kathmandu City Tour
Asif At
5 - Excellent
“Best experienced, with professional guide, this is what i need in my live at least once. Great city, peacefull place, nice person, i hope can back again, here in Kathmandu. Thanks for the guide, Highly recommended Alpine Club of Himalaya”
Excellent service
Alex At
5 - Excellent
“Best place for Mountain Trekking in Nepal well organized tour in Nepal very knowledgeable guides overall I enjoyed my trip in Nepal highly recommend Alpine Club of Himalaya”
Amazing trip
Anonymous From Indonesia At
5 - Excellent
“Very nice trip to gokyo valley and Kathmandu city tour,at first we don't have high expectations about this trip, but all we got is more than we can expect, a trip worthy to do, will be back soon for other Trip in Nepal, beautiful country, friendly people, we loved Nepal.”
Great experience
Avinash At
5 - Excellent
“Alpine Club of Himalaya is a professional team that offers an authentic experience in the mountains. Sujan and his team were very willing to accomodate our needs and preferences. They were all kind and warm people. Highly recommended”
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Arrive at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport. Our representative will meet you at the airport and drive you to your hotel for check-in. You are free for the rest of the day.
Meals
  • Dinner
3 Star Hotel
Leave your hotel after breakfast for a full-day, guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, the epicenter of religious and cultural life in the city and an area filled with old temples of historical significance.

Some of the sights worth seeing are Kal Bhairav, Hanuman Dhoka, Taleju Temple, Kasthamandap and Kumari Ghar, the last of which is home to the living goddess Kumari. Afterwards, visit Swayambhunath, the famous stupa perched on top of a hill in the west of the city that is said to be one of the oldest Buddhist stupas in the world.

Proceed to the Pashupatinath Temple, a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. This massive temple complex sits on the banks of the Bagmati River. Only Hindus are allowed to enter into the temple premises, whereas tourists can see the temple from the eastern side of the Bagmati River.

Your last destination today is Boudhanath, a Buddhist stupa said to be one of the largest in the world. This massive structure stands tall with four pairs of eyes each facing the four cardinal directions. Enjoy your welcome dinner in the evening.
Meals
  • Breakfast
Guest house
Board the early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to upper Phakding. Travel past the Sherpa villages of Chheplung, Ghat, Sano and Thulo Gumela. See Drangdrak Gompa and Pema Choling Gompa along the way.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Guest house
Your destination today is Namche Bazaar. Start your journey in the morning, trekking past the hamlets of Zamphute and Tok Tok. See the dazzling Thamserku glistening in the morning sun. Pass through the scenic Sherpa villages of Benkar, Chumoa and Monjo. The journey takes you through Sagarmatha National Park today.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Guest house
Acclimatize your body to better adapt in high altitude in Namche Bazaar today. You can take a short walk or climb a few hundred feet during the day to take a look around if you want to.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Guest house
The trail climbs steeply today and takes you through forests of rhododendrons, junipers and large conifers. The trail passes through Yak Kharka and other summer settlements of the Sherpa people. Enjoy magnificent views of Khumbi La and Tawache.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Guest house
Climb a ridge to enjoy an excellent view of Cho Oyu before descending. This is followed by a steep climb to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa Glacier. Reach Machherma by early noon. You will stay in Machherma tonight.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Guest house
Head for Gokyo, the magnificent village located near the largest of the six sacred lakes located on the moraine near the Ngozumpa Glacier. These lakes form the world's highest freshwater lake system. This is where you will camp for the next two nights.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Guest house
Spend the day in Gokyo. Take a stroll around the lake and hike north to other sacred lakes before returning back to your camp for an overnight stay.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Guest house
Time to trek to Gokyo Ri, the highlight of this trek and an epic vantage point that offers unparallel mountain views. Start the climb early in the morning. The path to the peak crosses a stream at the northern end of the village and climbs for two hours to a cat’s cradle of prayer flags at the top of the hill.

See Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse and Taboche, among other mountains, as well as the Ngozumpa Glacier from the peak before heading down to your camp.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Guest house
Follow the trail down to Dole today.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Guest house
Walk downhill to Namche Bazaar via the Sherpa village of Khumjung.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Guest house
Follow the Dudh Kosi River all the way down to Lukla today.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla. You are free throughout the day upon reaching Nepal's capital city. Enjoy a farewell dinner in the evening.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Dinner
We will drive you to the airport for your flight home. If you prefer to stay longer, you can consult us for short tours such game drives in national parks, white water rafting, mountain biking, etc.
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
  • Airport/hotel pick up and drop in private car/van. Flights: Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu
  • Three nights accommodation in Kathmandu - Alpine Hotel and Apartment or Hotel Kathmandu Home Nepal
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea/coffee during trek. Welcome and farewell meals as well as breakfasts in Kathmandu
  • National park permits and TIMS charges
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags: to be returned after completing the trek
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Tea House Accommodation during the Trek
  • Guide and Porter Cost, including their meals, accommodation and insurance
what's excluded
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • International airfare and departure tax
  • Bar bills, laundry and other expenses of personal nature
  • Travel insurance including evacuation
  • Lunch in Kathmandu
  • Tips for local staffs, guides and porters
  • Entrance fees to destinations during the Kathmandu sightseeing tour
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 15 days
Tour Type Private Tour
Age Requirement 3 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Maximum altitude 5000 meters
Trek difficulty Medium
Starts/Ends Kathmandu, Nepal/ Kathmandu, Nepal
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