Gokyo Valley Trek

  • 15 Days
  • US$ 1300
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Accommodation: Lodge to lodge
  • Max. Altitude: 5360m.
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Gokyo Valley Trek is an alternative journey of Everest base camp trek. The wonderful foothill excursion to the hidden Gokyo valley is accompanied by the attractions of glacial Lakes, Glaciers and Himalayan panoramas. It is an adventurous trek in the high altitude of the Khumbu region. The grand trip and the fascinating panoramas make you feel awesome. It is an easier and even better view then Everest base camp trek from some angle.  

Trekking to Gokyo valley embarks from Lukla after a short and picturesque flight from Kathmandu. It is through the main trail to EBC that you head passing numerous Sherpa settlements. The Sagarmatha National Park begins from Jorsalle and you head to the Namche Bazaar with a steep ascent. Here, you take a rest and acclimatization day that makes you easy to walk in the alpine altitude. Passing Dole and Machhermo, you reach to the stunning Gokyo Valley. It is located beside the shimmering blue lake. From Gokyo, you hike to the 5th Lake and Gokyo Ri. Ngozumba Glacier can be explored during that time. It is the longest glacier in Nepal. The sceneries of Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, and the neighboring peaks offer a memorable experience that make the Gokyo trek outstanding. Acclimatization is the necessary thing to follow to adapt in the high altitude. Hike to Goyo Ri and to 5th Lake help to acclimatize. Along the trail to Gokyo valley trek, you will follow the dudhkoshi valley with passing some beautiful green forest of pine and rhododendron. Musk dear and Himalayan monal will be welcoming and encouraging to you and some nice and sky touching white mountains will be serving you the energy for your journey to Gokyo valley trail.

For the excellent Gokyo valley trek arrangement, Frolic Adventure dedicatedly operates this trip with professional guides and highly suitable Gokyo valley trek itinerary. Please, contact us for the detailed information.

Outline Itinerary

  • 01Arrive at Kathmandu (1350m.)
  • 02Kathmandu Valley full day Sightseeing.
  • 03Fly to Lukla(2840m.) trek to Phakding (26102m.)3 hrs.
  • 04Trek from phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m.)6 hours.
  • 05Rest and acclimatization day at Namche.
  • 06Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole (4110m.)6 hrs.
  • 07Trek from Dole to Machhermo (4470m.)4-5 hrs.
  • 08Trek fro Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4790m.)4-5 hrs.
  • 09Hike to 5th lake(4990m.)5 hrs overnight at Gokyo.
  • 10Hike to Gokyo RI (5360m) and trek down to Dole(4110m.)4 hrs.
  • 11Trek from Dole to Namche bazaar(3440m.)5 hrs.
  • 12Trek from Namche bazar to Lukla (2840m.)6-7 hrs.
  • 13Fly back to Kathmandu.
  • 14Free day and farewell dinner with Frolic Adventure.
  • 15Departure to international airport for your final flight.

Cost included

  • Airport pick up and drop by private car/van/bus.
  • 4 nights Accomodation in 2/3 star standard hotel including breakfast as per the above itinerary twin sharing basis.
  • Private car/van/bus for cultural tour.
  • All ground and air transpotrations during the trip.
  • Your standard meals BLD during the trek with a cup of hot tea/coffee in breakfast
  • All necessary paper works, national park entry permits, TIMS card and monument entrance fees
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for the guide and porter.
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Frolic Adventure invites you farewell dinner on last night.
  • All government taxes (Gst) and Stationery expenses.

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at tribhuwan international airport  (Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos & 25 USD.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Lunch and dinner while you are in Kathmandu.
  • All entry fees for heritage sites.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
  • Sweet things like dessert/chocolate.
  • Hot shower / batteries charge / heater during the trek.
  • International airfare.
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver. (Tipping is expected as part of 10%service charge).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.

Trip Map

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrive at Kathmandu (1350m.)We will pick you up from Kathmandu international airport and transferred to your hotel, refresh yourself and your evening is free, we will talk about your next day city tour. Overnight at Hotel.
* Accommodation: Hotel
* Meals: Breakfast.

Day 02Kathmandu Valley full day Sightseeing.After having your breakfast at hotel, we will take for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. You will visit four world heritage sites of UNESCO in Kathmandu city this day. The sites you will visit are: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple and Baudhanath Stupa and you will return to hotel after the tour and you will have some time to shop trekking gears if you need. Overnight at Hotel.
* Accommodation: Hotel
* Meals: Breakfast

Day 03Fly to Lukla(2840m.) trek to Phakding (26102m.)3 hrs.You will take early morning flight to Lukla by small aircraft. It takes about 30 minutes scenic flight. After reaching at lukla our guide will introduce with the porters, then start today’s trekking following mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi river, it is easy trekking and takes about 4 hour to reach to Phakding. Overnight at guest house.
* Accommodation: Lodge/Tea House.
* Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 04Trek from phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m.)6 hours.After having breakfast at lodge, you start your trek and we continue your trekking following the Dudh Koshi River valley and crossing it many times on suspension bridges on the way, you enter the park in Jorsale where you will stop for lunch and again you continue the trek to steep part. After few hours of walking through steep part, you reach to Namche Bazaar which appears ahead as you travel along a path surrounded by pines, you will pass the place where the weekly local market on Friday to Saturday. There are nice coffee shops and hiking gears shops where you can visit after checking into your guest house if you would like. Overnight at guest house.
* Accommodation: Lodge/Tea House.
* Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 05Rest and acclimatization day at Namche.This is the day for your acclimatization. After having your breakfast at guest house, you will hike to Syangboche (Everest view hotel). You will cross a highest airport on the way to Everest view hotel and see lots of panoramic view of Everest mountain range. A most beautiful mountain Amadablam, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and some other mountains can be seen from this hike. After visiting Everest view hotel and enjoying scenic Mountain View you will be back to Namche Bazaar again. Overnight at guest house.
* Accommodation: Lodge/Tea House.
* Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 06Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole (4110m.)6 hrs.After having breakfast at lodge, you start your trek and continue trekking to Dole by following the same route to Base camp until Sanasa then trail ascends up to Mongla (4000m.) from where, you will see panoramic views of various mountains, you trek steeply descend passing through Phortse Tenga and from there, the trail climbs steeply to Dole, through rhododendron and birch forest festooned with hanging mosses and lichens. You may see some wild lives like musk deer and Himalayan monal and cross some ice climbing spots wile you will be walking into the forest. Overnight at guest house.
* Accommodation: Lodge/Tea House.
* Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 07Trek from Dole to Machhermo (4470m.)4-5 hrs.You start your trek after having breakfast at lodge, and from Dole you will climb steadily along the side of the valley, where the small and thorny bushes give way to scrub juniper as the altitude increases, the trail passes many summer settlements, which are used when yaks are taken to these pastures to graze in the summer months, Ahead of you are excellent views of Cho Oyu, while back down the valley are the peaks of Kantega and Thamserku. This is an easy and short trekking day to Machhermo. Overnight at Guesthouse.
* Accommodation: Lodge/Tea House.
* Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 08Trek fro Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4790m.)4-5 hrs.After having breakfast at lodge, you will head for the lakes at Gokyo, you will follow a very scenic path to Pangka and then descend slightly, following one of the melt-water Rivers which flow down the west side of the Ngozumpa Glacier, you climb a steep rocky inclined into the valley by the side of the glacier, passing the first of small first holy lakes, you soon arrive at the second lake, crossing the path which heads across the glacier to Cho La (5420m.), The third lake is known as Dudh Pokhari will appear and on its eastern shore is the settlement of Gokyo, walking by the side of the lake, you will arrive at Gokyo. Overnight at guest house.
* Accommodation: Lodge/Tea House.
* Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 09Hike to 5th lake(4990m.)5 hrs overnight at Gokyo.After having earlier breakfast at your lodge, you will hike up to fifth lake passing fourth lake and enjoying the view of glacier and scenic mountain. You will have fantastic view of mount. Everest (north face) and some other big and nice mountain from fifth lake. After taking some nice pictures, you will come back to Gokyo by following same trail back. Overnight at guest house.
* Accommodation: Lodge/Tea house.
* Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 10Hike to Gokyo RI (5360m) and trek down to Dole(4110m.)4 hrs.You will hike to Gokyo Ri early morning to see scenic Everest mountain range. Some people say it is even better view point then Kalapathar. You will see 360 degree mountain around you, big and long glacier and lakes from the top of Gokyo Ri. It takes about 2 hours to climb to the top and another hour to come back to Gokyo. After taking some nice photos from the top, you will come back to the guest house and have your breakfast there and trek backwards to Dole. Overnight at guest house.
* Accommodation: Lodge/Tea House.
* Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 11Trek from Dole to Namche bazaar(3440m.)5 hrs.After having breakfast at lodge, you start your trek and the trail gently descends to Phortse tenga through forest and then starts ascending steeply to Mong-La and gently descends to Kyanjoma (3500m.) following small ups and down to Namche Bazaar with wonderful view. Overnight at guest house.
* Accommodation: Lodge/Tea House.
* Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 12Trek from Namche bazar to Lukla (2840m.)6-7 hrs.After having breakfast at lodge, you start your trek and today is the last day of your Gokyo valley trekking, the trekking is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote-Koshi River crossing it five times, the last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla. You can celebrate your last night of your mountain stay. There are numerous nice bars and coffee shops to hang up. Overnight at guest house.
* Accommodation: Lodge/Tea House.
* Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 13Fly back to Kathmandu.After having early breakfast at loge, you will fly to Kathmandu then transfer to hotel and you will have free day/evening, explore yourself. You will be invited for fare well dinner from Frolic Adventure in this evening. Overnight at Hotel.
* Accommodation: Hotel.
* Meals: Breakfast.

Day 14Free day and farewell dinner with Frolic Adventure.The weather in mountain is always unpredictable so, the flight to Lukla or return may delay or cancelation due to the bad weather, so, we at Frolic Adventure have held this additional day in case that happen on the days we have planned for your trek and we use this day in that case, if every things goes well then you will have free day in Kathmandu you may do some extra day tour to Bhaktapur and Patan durbar square if you are interested and not tired or you may do your final souvenir shopping. Overnight at Hotel.
* Accommodation: Hotel.
* Meals: Breakfast.

Day 15Departure to international airport for your final flight.You will be transferred to the international airport for your final departure. Frolic Adventure provides private transport to the airport for your final fight.
* Meals: Breakfast.

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