Gokyo Valley Trek

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16 DAYS

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Gokyo valley trek is one of the most exotic treks in the Khumbu region. This trekking trail treats you with the incredible mountain scenery of majestic peaks such as Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, and many more. You will also have close insights into the lifestyle and culture of mountain leaders Sherpa community on this trek route.Gokyo trekking starts with an exotic and thrilling mountain flight to Hillary airport, Lukla. We enter deep into the Everest region passing through lush green forests, and typical Sherpa villages before reaching the acclimatization point Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the beautiful Sherpa village and the trading capital of Everest region.

The trekking trail to Gokyo is a gradual rise up to the valley passing through the patches of rhododendron forests. The best time to perform this trek is after monsoon season as we can witness the blooming of beautiful and colorful Rhododendron flower making the entire trekking experience unforgettable. We reach the Gokyo lake passing through small yak-grazing settlements.

The major highlight of the Gokyo Trek is to ascent the Gokyo Peak which stands 5,480 meters above the sea level. We can observe the magnificent and breathtaking views of Mount Everest, Makalu, Cho Yo, Lhotse and many more Himalayas of Everest region from the Gokyo peak. Also, the Gokyo lake (4,750 meters) offers a view of the long iconic ice slope at the end of the valley.Further, we pass through the landmarks of Everest area which embody majestically towering mountains, remote villages including Tengboche which is also home to one of the biggest monasteries in the Khumbu region as we descend down after reaching Gokyo peak. We return to Lukla via Monjo before taking our flight back to Kathmandu.


At a Glance

  • Half day Guided sightseeing of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in private vehicle with Tour Guide
  • Scenic and thrilling mountain flight to Lukla and Trek through wonderful wildlife and vegetation
  • Explore Beautiful Sherpa villages with an insight into the mountain lifestyle of Sherpa people of Nepal
  • Incredible view of of highest peak Mount Everest and Surrounding Himalayas from Gokyo peak
  • Enjoy the amazing scenery of beautiful lakes and glaciers between the Himalayas with our Local Sherpa Guide
  • Authentic local experiences, Fun and safe trek with Local Sherpa Expert

What's Included?

  • Healthy meals during entire trek: 3 times
  • Best Mountain Lodge with hot shower on trek
  • Flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
  • All airport transfers by Private vehicle
  • Expert Local Sherpa guide: Certified by Gov.
  • Necessary Porters: 1 porter between 2 people
  • Best 3/5 Star Hotel room in city with breakfast
  • Welcome dinner at Authentic Restaurant
  • MST kit bag, Group medical kit & trekking Map
  • Quality Sleeping bag & Down Jacket for trek
  • Private vehicle for ground transportation
  • All park entrance fees and trekking permits
  • Guides and porters pay, meals and insurance
  • Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city

 

What's Not Included?

  • International Airfare and Nepal Visa fee
  • Travel & Health Insurance
  • Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu: $7-10 per Meal
  • Any Alcoholic Drinks, Water and deserts in Trek
  • Gratitude for Guide & Porter
  • Battery Charges & internet on trek

Itinerary

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If the sky is clear while you are flying into Kathmandu, you will get the glimpse of your upcoming vacation from the sky itself. The beautiful sights of snow-capped mountains surrounding the Kathmandu Valley from the windows of your jet will give you the first thrills of your just begun vacation, sparking off a whole reaction of unforgettable experiences that stay with us for some time to come.

Mountain Sherpa Trekking office representative and driver will be on standby to meet and greet you at the exit terminal of the airport. They will drive you to your designated hotel in a private vehicle arranged by us. Our representative will help you check into your designated hotel, and after going to your rooms, you can get refresh and rest for sometime. Next, you will be briefed about our daily activities.

You can roam around the neighborhood in the remaining time and get familiar with the surrounding. We will have a small meeting with our senior guide in the evening who will brief the details about our upcoming trekking expedition. It's your first night in the ancient city of temples, probably the most beautiful one.

Accommodations: Best 3 Star Or 5 Star Hotel- As Per Your Choices

Meals:Welcome Dinner at Typical Nepali Restaurant with Cultural Show

After having a delicious and healthy breakfast in the morning, we move out for our guided half day city tour of Kathmandu valley. Our first destination is Boudhanath Stupa which is considered as the largest stupa in the world. This place is the significant center for Tibetan culture in Kathmandu. Also, this place is listed as a cultural world heritage site by UNESCO. This giant Buddhist Stupa is an important pilgrimage center for Buddhist people. There are various interesting stories behind the establishment of the Stupa. 

Our next destination is Pashupatinath Temple, one of the most important pilgrimage site for Hindus. This temple is dedicated to Hindu deity Lord Shiva and is one of the most important holiest Shiva temple in Nepal. You can roam around the temple and explore the beautiful and sacred areas surrounding the temple. Also, you can witness the Hindus death rituals on the bank of Bagmati river beside the temple. Pashupatinath temple is an outstanding place to have a close insight of rich spiritual and cultural life of Nepali people.

We then wrap up our cultural heritage tour and return to our hotel. You can get refreshed, or maybe do some shopping. We will have an early supper and retire to bed to have a proper rest before starting our trekking journey.

Accommodations: Best 3 Star Or 5 Star Hotel- As Per Your Choices

Meals: Healthy Buffet Breakfast at Hotel

Height: 2,800m/9184ft (Lukla) and  2,652m/8,698ft (Phakding)

Flight time: 35 minute Trekking Distance: 8km (3-4 hours) *

We wake up early today, get freshen up and have a delicious and healthy breakfast. Our vehicles will be ready to drive you to the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan airport. We take an early morning flight from Kathmandu to the Hillary airport Lukla (2800 m/8698 ft). It takes around 30-35 minutes to reach Lukla by flight.

It is one of the most adventurous and scenic flight journeys which will give you a close view of marvelous peaks covered with white snow. It is one of the most beautiful sky routes in the world which has a thrilling landing on a hillside surrounded by various high mountain peaks.

We meet other crew members upon arrival at Lukla. We do some sorting, packing and arrange our bags properly before starting our trekking journey to Phakding. We begin our trek on the trail beside the Dudh Koshi river. We walk several up and downhill, through beautiful green forests and charming villages of Lukla until we reach Phakding. We hike for about 3-4 hours today. We hike for shorter time today to have better acclimatization. If interested, you can take a side trip to a nearby monastery or enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Phakding. We will spend our night at teahouse or Guesthouse in Phakding.

Accommodations: Local Sherpa Lodge Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Height: 3,440m/11,283ft  Approx. Trekking Distance: 10 km (5-6 hours)

We start our trek early in the morning after breakfast at Phakding. We hike today for about 5- 6 hours. We walk across a few uphill and downhill, beautiful pine forest and cross multiple suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi river. We enjoy the fantastic views of Thamserku (6618m) at first on our trail.

We reach the check post and entrance of Sagarmatha National park walking through the settlements of Benkar, Chumoa, and Monjo. We get our trekking permits checked for the record. Next, we have a gradual uphill hike through the last village Jorsale before finally reaching Namche Bazaar.

We walk on the trail through the forests and bridges; we reach the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. As we hike uphill towards the Namche Bazaar, we get our first sight of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. We stop at Chautara to enjoy and admire the close view of Everest and various other mountains. We still need to hike for about 1.5 hours to reach the picturesque village Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Mount Everest and main trading center of this region. Overnight in Namche [Las Vegas of the Khumbu].

Accommodations: Local Sherpa Lodge Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Max. Height: 3790 meters / 12435 feet

This is our first acclimatization day. It is necessary to acclimatize appropriately to allow your body to adjust with the height and environment. For better acclimatization, we hike a few hundred feets upward today. We visit the tourist center near the Sagarmatha National Park headquarters. We can learn about the history of Everest ascenders. Also, we can get a close insight about the beautiful local Sherpa culture and flora and fauna of the Everest region at this museum.

We can also hike up to the Khumjung and Khunde sherpa village and climb up to the famous airstrip at Syangboche. You can locate the famous Everest view hotel just above the airstrip. Everest View Hotel is a Japanese designed deluxe hotel at the most exotic location with great views of some of the highest peaks of the world from the hotel itself.

The Khumjung valley is located between the snowy peaks of Kongde and Thamserku. We visit Edmund Hillary School which situated in the Khumjung valley. After enjoying lunch and spending some time in Syangboche, we descend to Namche Bazaar.

Accommodations: Local Sherpa Lodge Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Max. Height:  (3,680m/12,073ft)  Approx. Trekking Distance: 5.6 km (3-4 hours)

We have our early morning breakfast before we start our trekking journey to Phortse Thanga. We walk on the trail which climbs steeply from the valley and passes through beautiful rhododendron forest. The views of the path go mesmerizing in the spring season with the blooming of rhododendron. The trekking trail passes through some summer settlements and Yak Kharkas before finally reaching to the beautiful village Phortse Thanga. We enjoy the incredible and magnificent views of Tawache and Khumbu la throughout the day on the trail.

Phortse Thanga is a beautiful village which is located in the middle of the hills above the river valley and is surrounded by pine and rhododendron forests. Overnight stay at Phortse Thanga.

Accommodations: Local Sherpa Lodge Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Max. Height: (4,470m/14,665 ft) Approx. Trekking Distance: 7 km (4-5 hours)

We start our trek to Machhermo after having the breakfast at Phortse Thanga. The trekking trail begins with a stiff climb and then levels out. We will be able to enjoy the fabulous views of valleys and mountains on all the sides of the trekking trail. It takes about 4 hours to reach Machhermo from Phortse Thanga. We reach Machhermo walking through hillside above the Dudh Koshi river and passing through sandy spurs and some small hamlets. This village is the last major settlement area on the trail of the Gokyo trek. Overnight at Machhermo.

Accommodations: Local Sherpa Lodge Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We have this day as resting day in Machhermo. Machhermo is a great place to enjoy the beautiful views of high peaks and valleys. It is a small village in the Khumbu region. For better acclimatization, we can hike around the village or a few hundred feet above the village exploring the views of various peaks. It will be helpful for our body to adjust to the elevation and the environment. Also, we can enjoy the local lifestyle and culture of Sherpa peoples of this village. Overnight at Machhermo.

Accommodations: Local Sherpa Lodge Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Max. Height: (4,790 metres /15,720 ft) Approx. Trekking Distance: 6 km (4-5 hours)

We hike to the beautiful location to Gokyo today. We start our hike with an uphill walk through a ridge enjoying the stunning views of Himalayas. We walk through a glacial moraine before finally reaching the Gokyo village situated beside the lake. It takes approximately 4 hours to reach Gokyo from Machhermo.  

As we climb up, the eye-catching views of peaks such as Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu slowly come into view. We can explore the beautiful Gokyo village and enjoy the incredible views of the serene lake. Overnight at Gokyo.

Accommodations: Local Sherpa Lodge Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Max. Height: (5,483m / 19083ft)  Approx. Trekking Distance: 9 km (7 hours)

We wake up early in the morning and climb up to the Gokyo Ri. It takes around 3-4 hours to climb the Gokyo Ri as it is a steep up climb. The reward of this steep up climb is the stunning and incredible views of beautiful Gokyo valley and the massive Ngozumpa glacier. You can also enjoy the fantastic and panoramic views of the entire Khumbu valley Himalayas such as Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and many more. It is said the views of the Himalayas from the Gokyo Peak are better than the views of Kala Patthar. Our trip to Gokyo peak will be unforgettable and will be fresh in the memories for the lifetime.

After spending some time on the peak and enjoying the fabulous views, we come down to the Gokyo village. We have our lunch and descend to Machhermo. We will spend overnight at Machhermo.

Accommodations: Local Sherpa Lodge Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Max. Height: (3,440m/11,283ft ) Approx. Trekking Distance: 11 km (6-7hours)

We descend down to Namche Bazaar from Machhermo today. The trekking trail slowly descends to the Dole with the fantastic views of Khumbila and Tawache peaks. The trail goes steeply through the rhododendron and pine forests to Phortse Thanga. Next, the trail ascends steeply to Mongla Danda and then descends to Kyanjoma. We reach our destination Namche Bazaar following several up and downhill hike enjoying the fantastic views of mountains and valleys. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.

Accommodations: Local Sherpa Lodge Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Max. Height: (2,800m/9,184f ft.) Approx. Trekking Distance: 13 km (7-8 hours)

We begin our trek down to Lukla after having breakfast at Namche Bazaar. It would be a steep downward walk of about 1 hours through rocky terrain. The trail becomes more comfortable and natural after crossing the suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi river. The cold breeze gets us warmed up.

Though we are trekking down through the same route, we will be enjoying different views. We walk through beautiful Sherpa villages, open plains, rhododendron and pine forests with views of snow-covered peaks at a distance.

We take time and walk at our own pace today as this is the last day of our trek. We experience the Sherpa villages' profound faith in Buddhism and culture of prayer stones and prayer flags while we walk through the villages. Upon arrival in Lukla, we have plenty of time to relax, stretch those aching legs, and recall the experiences of the last couple of days.

We experience the culmination of a fantastic trek on a happy note with everyone back safe and sound with smiling faces! Upon arrival in Lukla, we stroll around while our leader will re-confirm our flight ticket. In the evening, we enjoy the last dinner with our crew and make it a party night which calls for a celebration. Overnight at our Lodge

Accommodations: Local Sherpa Lodge Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After having a delicious breakfast, we take our morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu after a long trekking journey in the mountains. Most of the flights are scheduled in the morning at Lukla as the winds can create issues. Sometimes the flight can be delayed or even canceled because of the bad weather.

Our vehicle will drop you to the designated hotel from the airport at Kathmandu. You can rest and relax at the hotel for the day or can make your plans. If interested, you could go shopping and buy some gifts to take home from Nepal. You can visit some nearby shops or venture out in Thamel for typical Nepalese goods. This short excursion either can be assisted by Mountain Sherpa’s guides, or we can do it yourselves too. 

If you wish to explore any other areas in Kathmandu, we have to manage time for this today as well! We will attend an exciting celebration dinner together in the evening for successfully completing our original Gokyo Valley Trek hosted by Mountain Sherpa Trekking and Expeditions! Overnight in Kathmandu.

Accommodations: Best 3 Star Or 5 Star Hotel- As Per Your Choices

Meals: Breakfast

This is more or less a contingency day we keep in hand in the event of a delay in flights from Lukla to Kathmandu, which sometimes happens; so, if this doesn’t happen which is good and fortunate, and then it’s just great. It’s your free day to do whatever you wish, at your cool pace that suits your convenience. You could simply use this day for some shopping of souvenirs or penning a few postcards to the loved ones at home. It’s your day anyways. Overnight in Kathmandu

Accommodations: Best 3 Star Or 5 Star Hotel- As Per Your Choices

Meals: Breakfast

Our office representative and office vehicle will be on standby at your hotel. After breakfast, you will be dropped at Tribhuvan international airport by our representative for your flight back to home. It was great serving you for completing your desired trekking journey into the Himalayas.

We at Mountain Sherpa Treks will cherish the bonds of our relationship created over the time you spent with us, and we thank you for choosing us as your travel partner and for visiting this fantastic country Nepal. We are sure that trekking in this beautiful region of the Khumbu [Everest region] will give you lifetime memories of a vacation well enjoyed.

Ciao friends! Till we meet again.

Meals: Breakfast 

Please Note: We try to follow the itinerary given above, at certain times local trail or weather conditions may necessitate slight changes if necessary. The trekking itinerary may also vary slightly depending on our trekkers' acclimatization rates. This adventure goes into wild territory above the timberline, so we seek to request maximum flexibility if and when required for the safety of your trip and your life. Thank you so much for your understanding

Accommodation

yes 4 Nights Deluxe accommodations in Kathmandu at 3 Star/ 5 Star Category Hotel as per itinerary

yes 10 Nights best available Sherpa lodge comfy room with attached bathroom & hot shower where available

yes All accommodation is on a twin sharing basis [Single rooms can be organized during trek with extra cost]

mail For the 4 Nights hotel in Kathmandu single rooms are available at a supplementary cost.

What kind of food I can expect during trek??

------------------- Morning Breakfast [6:30-7:30 AM] -----------------------

  • Tea or Coffee, Hot chocolate, lemon tea, hot milk or green tea
  • Eggs items- Fried Eggs, Boiled Eggs, scramble eggs, Omelet,
  • Bread items- Toast, Pancakes, Chapati & Tibetan Bread
  • Porridge with Honey

--------------   Afternoon Lunch [12:30 – 1:00 PM] -------------------

  • Curry with Rice, Pasta, Noodles item, fried rice, fried Potatoes, Mo.Mo

Extra special from Mountain Sherpa Trekking

yes Welcome/farewell Dinner with live Cultural Show at typical Nepali Restaurant

----------------- Evening Dinner [6:00-8:30 PM] ----------------------

  • Sherpa Stew, vegetable Soup, mixed Soup, Potato Shop
  • Dal bhat tarkari – a soup of lentils with rice and a vegetable curry
  • Fried potatoes with veg, MO. MO, fried Noodles, Pasta, mash potatoes with Cheese

--------------------------- Safe Drinking Water -----------------------------

You can get bottled water all the way up to base camp but the price per liter goes higher and multiplies significantly. It is recommended to bring steripen (UV filtration) or iodine tabs for water purification with soft plastic bags so that you can purify the water from local source and make it safe for drinking purposes. At tea houses you will be served with boiled water. And please be noted that don’t drink water from local taps and resources as it would prone you to water borne illness and affects the whole trekking journey.

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“This Sherpa company will arrange your trip to meet your needs and your desires.”

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Rosemary Jeffrey

“This Sherpa company will arrange your trip to meet your needs and your desires.”

Just made my fourth trip with this company, and they are like family: they share their culture, their views, their homes and their knowledge. With Mountain Sherpa, I have the flexibility to make changes. For example, this year I decided I wanted to take a helicopter from Bupsa to Packding in order to give myself two extra days in the Glacier Lakes area. My guide called Pasang and arranged for a helicopter to pick us up the next morning. The flight was stunning and added a new dimension to my travels. As an added plus, my guide and porter know how to balance conversation and wordlessness which allowed a peaceful flavor to settle around the beauty of the peaks as we made our way to the Glacier Lakes. This company and their staff create a perfect fit: flexible, knowledgeable and capable. I can't thank the enough for the goals achieved and the wonderful memories I flew home with.
Rosemary Jeffrey Columbia City, Oregon [USA]

Posted on : April 10th, 2016 6:38 AM

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