- MTADV102Trip Code:
- 13 DaysDuration:
- ModerateTrip Level:
- 5360 MMax Altitude:
- KathmanduStarts at:
- KathmanduEnds at:
- Kathmandu- Lukla- Namche-Dole-Machhermo-Gokyo-Dole- Namche-Lukla- KathmanduTrip Route:
- Sep-Nov, Mar-May.Best Season:
Gokyo Valley Trek
- Five Beautiful Glacial Lakes
- Over 3 dozens of Mountain Vistas
- Best Place for Mt. Everest View
- Breath taking Sunset View
- Beautiful Walking Trail
- Ramsar Listed Site
- One of the Most Popular Trekking Route
Lying towards the west of the more famous Khumbu region of the Himalaya, the Gokyo Valley Trek is incredible. Undoubtedly, Gokyo Valley is one of the most striking valleys in Nepal.
The secluded valley boasts ample pastures for yaks to graze during summer. The unsullied turquoise lakes are simply mind-blowing in this region. Surplussing another five days to the Everest Base Camp’s itinerary, Gokyo can be visited easily.
If Gokyo is our main destination then we have to follow our below-mentioned itineraries by Mantra Adventure.
Gokyo Valley Trek – A tranquil experience in Everest Region
Normally, the Khumbu region of Nepal is only popular for Mt. Everest and Sherpa people. But, there are several other aspects of this region that are yet to be exposed. More than Everest thing and Namche, it is equally acclaimed for the stunning and fairyland lookalike destinations. Moreover, Gokyo Valley Trek (4790 m) is a surreal destination to be. It is a worthy place to be and God’s gracious recreational field. The havens of Gokyo lies by the shores of the blue turquoise lake, Gokyo. Fascinatingly, Gokyo lake acts as the mirror to reflect the lofty Himalayan peaks. This region is the home of the Gokyo Lake System which showers loads of incredible experiences.
Experience Gokyo Valley Trek with Mantra Adventure like never before. It is like stepping closer towards Ramsar Site listed destination and is the source of Dudhkoshi River. Gokyo Valley Trek embraces visitors with the magnificent treats to eyes and feast to the tried souls. Similarly, this trek is highly recommended for the best view of Everest along with imposing high altitude fresh-water lakes.
Yet to be revealed – Gokyo Valley Trek in Everest Region
Normally, the Gokyo Valley Trek is more popular as short trekking in the Everest region of Nepal. Often, it is taken as the best alternative route to capturing the bewitching vistas of Mt. Everest. Trippers who wants to skip Everest Base Camp Trek’s route generally proceed this way.
Initially, the journey commences with a daunting yet short flight to Lukla, the world’s dangerous airport. Then, the trip gets proceed through Phakding, Namche (The hub of Everest), and Dole. Afterward, it slowly descends to Machhermo (4410 m) and notices the fading tree lines on the trail. Again, the voyage gets us uphill following the jaw-dropping sight of Mt. Choyou (8188 m).
From here, trekkers will get to witness the first lake on the way to Gokyo Valley Trek. Finally, getting along with the rocky trails, we can reach the hamlet of Gokyo after passing the second lake.
Undoubtedly, the tea houses and lodges serving at the shore of Dudhpokhari offer sublime holiday experiences. From here, a short hike of Gokyo Ri (5360 m) is popular. The short hike to Gokyo Ri is scenic and offers gleaming views of mountains. Mountains such as Everest, Makalu, Choyu, Pumori, Amadablam, Lobuche, Tabuche and countless other peaks are seen.
Tip: If your time permits, you can explore the 4th and 5th lakes as well in Gokyo Valley.
Besides, Cho Oyu (8,153m) is seen towards the north from Gokyo, as a major retreat. Despite this, there are countless yet great sceneries all around the Gokyo valley. Arguably, the periphery of Gokyo lake boasts the best views in the Everest region.
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Wrapping up, we want you to know more about Gokyo and its exit routes. Two high passes are marching out of the Gokyo valley – the Cho La and Rejo La Pass. Cho La Pass, the most traversed pass, leads on to the Khumbu Valley near Lobuche. Likewise, Renjo La pass connects the trail between Thame and Nangpa La pass.
So when you are booking a trip with us? Mantra Adventure is ready and excited to serve you and your friends a treat. It is more like feeding your bucket list with an untainted trek in the Himalayas – Gokyo Valley Trek.
- DAY - 1Arrival in Kathmandu
- DAY - 2Kathmandu: touring and trek preparation
- DAY - 3Fly to Lukla(2,840m/9,315ft) and trek to Phakding(2,610m/8,560ft)
- DAY - 4Phakding to Namche Bazaar(3,440m/11,283ft)
- DAY - 5Namche Bazaar: acclimatization
- DAY - 6Namche Bazaar to Dole(4,040m/13,251ft)
- DAY - 7Dole to Machhermo(4,470m/14,661ft)
- DAY - 8Machharmo to Gokyo(4,790m/15,711ft)
- DAY - 9Climb Gokyo Ri and trek down to Machhermo(4,470m/14,661ft)
- DAY - 10Machhermo to Namche(3,440m/11,283ft)
- DAY - 11Namche Bazaar to Lukla(2,840m/9,315ft)
- DAY - 12Fly to Kathmandu
- DAY - 13Final takeoff
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- DAY - 1
Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be welcomed by a delegate from Mantra Adventure who will drop you off at your lodging. At night an appreciated supper will be facilitated by Mantra Adventure. Overnight in Kathmandu.
- DAY - 2
Kathmandu: touring and trek preparation
After breakfast we start our voyage through four stunning UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These incorporate the structurally rich Durbar Square, the holy Hindu sanctuary of Pashupati Nath, the intriguing 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and Bauddha Nath Stupa which is one of the biggest stupas on the planet. Subsequent to finishing our visit late toward the evening, we drive to Mantra Adventure's office for a concise meeting about our trek and become more acquainted with our group pioneer (guide) and kindred explorers.
- DAY - 3
Fly to Lukla(2,840m/9,315ft) and trek to Phakding(2,610m/8,560ft)
We catch an early morning flight to Lukla. It will be an audacious ride as the Tenzing/Hillary air terminal is a lofty airstrip that is really hanging off the side of a mountain. In the wake of achieving Lukla, we meet whatever remains of our trekking staff and start trekking to Phakding. Overnight in Phakding.
- DAY - 4
Phakding to Namche Bazaar(3,440m/11,283ft)
Our trail pushes ahead nearby the Dudh Koshi River. Amid the trek we cross a few suspension extensions and pass a few towns, religious communities and chortens. We can appreciate a decent perspective of Mt. Thamserku from Benkar town. Our trekking grants will be checked at Monjo as we enter the Sagarmatha National Park. A drop and a continuous walk conveys us to Jorsale, the last town until Namche Bazaar. The walk is pleasant through a stream informal lodging achieve the Hillary Suspension Bridge. As we ascend towards Namche Bazaar, the superb sights of Kwangde Peak, Kusum crest, Kangaru crest, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache, and numerous different remarkable mountains welcome us. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
- DAY - 5
Namche Bazaar: acclimatization
Acclimatization is imperative for us to conform to the continuous change in condition. It will likewise help us to counteract getting Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Today we climb to Khumjung towns, appreciate the Himalayan vista from Syangboche or visit the interesting boulevards of Namche Bazaar.
We can likewise visit the Tourist Visitor Center where we can see an assortment of things identified with the main Everest ascenders and Sherpa culture. This visit will likewise get us familiar with different plant and creature life of the Everest area. In Khumjung we can even visit a religious community that houses a sasquatch scalp! We additionally ascend to the airstrip above Syangboche and appreciate extraordinary perspectives of Kongde, Thamserku and Khumbila mountains. We stroll back to Namche Bazaar to spend the night.
- DAY - 6
Namche Bazaar to Dole(4,040m/13,251ft)
We leave Namche Bazaar on a trail with progressive good and bad times. In transit we are probably going to spot Himalayan fowls, musk deer and Himalayan Thars. We at that point start plummeting to Kyanjuma. From Sansa, we take after the Gokyo trails and from Mong Dada we get a look at Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawoche and Khumbila mountains. Our trail dives to Dudhkoshi Khola after which it is a tough move through rhododendron timberlands before achieving Dole. From here we get great perspectives of Tawache and Cholaste mountains. Overnight at guest house
- DAY - 7
Dole to Machhermo(4,470m/14,661ft)
In the wake of traverse the Dudh Koshi River, we are probably going to encounter neighborhood untamed life like fowls, mountain goats, and musk deer. Our trail goes through timberlands, waterfalls and scaffolds before achieving Dole. We hop on an enduring trail through a picturesque edge with perspectives of Cho Oyu, Kantega, and Thamserku mountains. We climb from Luza town and stroll over the Dudh Koshi River. We keep strolling through little towns and sandy trails previously achieving Machhermo. We can visit the Himalayan Rescue Hospital for an address with respect to elevation affliction, its safeguard, and essential treatment. Overnight in Machhermo.
- DAY - 8
Machharmo to Gokyo(4,790m/15,711ft)
We rise on a slope and appreciate perspectives of the Dudh Koshi valley and Kangtega, Thamserku and Cho-Oyu mountains. Past the edge the valley augments as the trail goes through a Chorten and achieves Phangga. We dive to the stream bank before scaling to the terminal moraine of the Ngozamba Glacier on a precarious trail. We go through Longpongo, Raboche Tsho and Dudh Pokhari before achieving Gokyo. On the trail beside the primary lake, we see what is accepted to be the impressions of a Lama (Buddhist minister). We investigate Dudh Pokhari before turning in until tomorrow. Overnight in Gokyo.
- DAY - 9
Climb Gokyo Ri and trek down to Machhermo(4,470m/14,661ft)
Waking up an early morning leads us to climb Gokyo Ri today. From the highest point of Gokyo Ri we respect the Himalayan vista and the quiet Gokyo lakes. It is set apart by high bluffs and Himalayan pinnacles transcending it. An ascend a close-by slope will promise us surprising perspectives of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makulu. We can see significantly more from here. Ngazumpa Glacier which is the greatest ice sheet in the world. We stroll back to Gokyo and we will have a hot breakfast then we continue our walk down to Machhermo as soon as possible after packing our stuff, nice and easy down hill. over night at guest house.
- DAY - 10
Machhermo to Namche(3,440m/11,283ft)
We plunge on a trail along the Dudh Koshi river. In transit we additionally appreciate perspectives of the Cholatse and Taboche crests. Our trail plummets before climbing a slope. In the wake of coming to the chorten at the edge, we see awesome perspectives of Thamserku, Cho Oyu, and Kangtega mountains. We stroll past Luza, Lhafarma, Dole, steep hill of Mong dada and kyangzuma before we get to Namche. Over night at guest house
- DAY - 11
Namche Bazaar to Lukla(2,840m/9,315ft)
We slip on a rough trail and cross a few suspension connects before strolling on a leveled trail. The air is hotter as we stroll on a similar trail to achieve Lukla. Our trek in the mountain closes after we achieve Lukla. We invest our energy thinking back about our chance spent in the mountain. Overnight in Lukla.
- DAY - 12
Fly to Kathmandu
We fly back to Kathmandu on the soonest conceivable flight. In the wake of achieving Kathmandu we have whatever is left of the three day weekend to rest. At night, there will be a goodbye supper to appreciate with our trek pioneer and a couple of Himalayan Glacier staff to stamp the finish of our excursion in Nepal. Overnight in Kathmandu.
- DAY - 13
Our expedition in Nepal concludes today. A Mantra Adventure's delegate will drop you off at the Tribhuwan International Airport a couple of hours before the planned flight.
Include / Excludes
- All ground transportation by private car
- Both way Flight ticket ( Kathmandu / Luka) including airport taxes
- Three night hotel in Kathmandu with inclusive breakfast
- Kathmandu Valley tour inclusive all entry fees and private transportation with an expert tour guide
- Three times meal (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek
- Twin sharing private room with common toilet in the mountain
- One very helpful, friendly and highly experienced guide. Responsible porter (1 porter for 2 people) with their food, salary, accommodation, equipment and insurance
- Seasonal fresh fruits as dessert
- Down jacket and sleeping bag if needed (refundable after the trek)
- Trekking map
- Sagarmatha national park entry fee
- TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card. ( please do carry 2 copies of passport size photo for the permit)
- First Aid Kit
- All government taxes and office service charge
- International Flight Tickets
- Nepal entry visa, upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu can be obtained easily ( for 30 days tourist visa $40, for 90 days $100) please bring 2 copies of passport size photo
- Personal Travel Medical Insurance
- Meals in Kathmandu ( Lunch & Dinner)
- All kind of liquids hot, cold, and alcoholic beverage
- Hot shower and battery charging during the trek
- Your personal expenses
- Internet, Wi-Fi unless its free and phone calls
- Tips for trekking staffs and drivers ( tips will be expected but not mandatory)