Gokyo Valley (lake) Trek is the an alternative classical trek in the Everest region. Gokyo lakes and Gokyo Ri trek is for those who like to walk in the Everest region without physical stress of reaching the base camp of base camp of Everest. Gokyo Express Trek offers an opportunity to travel around the wonderful destination and its remarkable sight which is away from your imagination.
One of the impressive and noteworthy marks of the trek is the view of wonderful ice edge between Gyachang(2922m) and cho Oyu located in Khumbu region.
Gokyo lake trekking offers us a rare and unique chance of witness outstanding Himalayan ranges over 8000 including the highest Mt Everest, Cho Oya, Lotse Makalu and Ngozumpa Glasier – the largest glacier in the Nepal. Most significantly wi will see the sight of Gokyo Valley which has a collection of Stoned houses and meadows on the shore of great lake, Dudh Pokari.
Trek to the Gokyo Valley Begin from lukla air port down to Dudh Khosi river. From that we will move toward the major track to Namche Bazar, a posporous village situated in a huge unique and bowl-shaped region.
So that you can collect unique and out standing experience. Not only that remarkable view of the Khumbu mountains like Ama Dablan (6856m), Thomserku (6608) as well as immuse vistas of everest will spellbind you
As we rich Machherma the outstanding Vistas of Cho Oyu, Kantege and Thamserka will blend you over there. We will also walk on the messy, risky side of Ngozumpa Glasiers- the main Glacier in Nepal.We will go close to varied scenery of Gokyo Valley including the series of beautiful Gokyo Valley Express.
Langpongo lake that is situated at the hight of 4690m is rare view of trip. Subsequently, the second lake Toboche Tsho totally takes the heart away from you with its shiny tarqoise blue water alluring in the sun.
In series the third lake comes into the sight. We will also notice that Cho Oyo peak as the backdrop provide a wonderful sight here. One of the noteworthy mark of the trek is the view of wonderful ice edge between Gyachung(2922m) and Cho Oyu located in the Khumbu region. September to December and February to June are the best month to go for Gokyo super express.
Note: All the Domestic airlines flights to Lukla operated via Ramechhap-Manthali- Airport from the 1st of October 2022
Discover the Majestic Beauty of Gokyo Valley Trek - Embark On A 12-Day Trek of A Lifetime
Venture onto the Gokyo valley trekking, a fantastic alternative to the classic Everest Base Camp trek. If you prefer a less physically demanding journey but still want to experience the wonders of the Everest region, Gokyo Valley Trek is the perfect choice. Prepare to be amazed by the breathtaking scenery that exceeds your wildest imagination.
Highlights of the Trek
One of the highlights of the Gokyo valley trekking is witnessing the stunning ice edge between Gyachang and Cho You, nestled in the Khumbu region. Gokyo Valley Trek provides a rare opportunity to behold the majestic Himalayan ranges, including the towering peaks over 8,000 meters, such as Mt. Everest, Cho You, Lotse, Makalu, and the massive Ngozumpa Glacier - the largest glacier in Nepal. Moreover, you'll be captivated by the picturesque Gokyo Valley, adorned with charming stone houses and meadows along the shores of Dudh Pokari, the great Gokyo Lake.
Quick Overview of the 12 Days Trek
The Gokyo valley trekking starts from Lukla airport, the trek goes on to the Dudh Koshi River and then follows the main trail to Namche Bazaar, a prosperous village nestled in a unique bowl-shaped region. Moreover, this journey guarantees a collection of unique and unforgettable experiences. The breathtaking vistas of the Khumbu Mountains, including Ama Dablam and Thamserku, and the magnificent views of Everest, will leave you spellbound.
As you reach Mach herma, the incredible sights of Cho You, Kantege, and Thamserku will leave you in awe. You'll also traverse the rugged and challenging terrain of the Ngozumpa Glacier, Nepal's largest glacier. Additionally, immersing yourself in the diverse landscapes of the Gokyo Valley and encountering the series of stunning Gokyo Lakes.
At an altitude of 4,690 meters, Langpongo Lake presents a rare and captivating sight. And then, the breathtaking turquoise blue waters of the Toboche Tsho Lake will steal your heart as it sparkles under the sun's rays. As you continue your trek, the third lake comes into view, with the backdrop of the majestic Cho You peak creating an unforgettable scene. Another notable highlight of this trek is the mesmerizing ice edge between Gyachung and Cho You in the Khumbu region.
Best Time to Visit
The best months to embark on the Gokyo valley trekking are from September to December and February to June. Please note that from October 1, 2022, all domestic airline flights to Lukla operate via Ramechhap-Manthali Airport.
Get ready to embark on a journey of a lifetime, immersing yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Gokyo Valley. Book your adventure today and prepare to be amazed by the wonders that await you in the Everest region.
From Tribhuban International Airport you will be transferred your hotel. In the afternoon time permit you will invite to our office for briefing about the each day program. Today you will receive your Sagarmatha National Park Permits and TIMS.
Enjoy the most scenic 30minutes flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. As you reach Lukla start the Everest View Trek to Padding via Chaurikharka and Chilung. Overnight at Phakding (2640m).
Early in the morning after having breakfast trek to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar(3435m) via Jorasalle. From here trail slightly goes uphill to Sherpa capital Namche and you can see the first glance of Everest.
Trek starts after breakfast in Namche and trails follows colorful prayer flags, with several shorten and Mani stones from Namche Gompa. Thame is a small monastery village, situated at the altitude of 3825m and the birth place of ten zing Norgay Sherpa first man to reach Everest summit with Edmund Hillary.
After morning breakfast trail leads you to Lung den village, the village of Lung den is only one settlement before cross Renjola pass. Keep continue your journey up to Lung den village, the trail with Tibetan Yak caravans because it is trading route to Namche to Tibet. Overnight at Lung den.
After having strong breakfast in Lung den. Trail slightly leads to Renjola pass and renjola pass is one of the easiest pass in the Khumbu Himalaya compare to others pass Chola and Congmala. Whole trail is zigzag with sandy ridges and arrive in Gokyo lakes overnight at guesthouse.
You can trek to Gokyo Peak which start early in the morning. The summit offers the extravagant vista of Cho You, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu. While climbing down you can enjoy the view of Gokyo Lake. Overnight at teahouse.
After morning breakfast in Gokyo lakes, trail leads back to you Sherpa village of Dole via Village of Pangla,machhermo,Luza and Lhabarma. Overnight at Lodge
Morning breakfast in Dole say good bye to Gokyo valley and trail directly drops to Khumjung village to Namche via Sherpa settlement village of Sanasa
The trail steeply goes down through Rhododendron and Pine forest to Jorasalle it will take about two hour and another 5 hour walk to Lukla via Monju, banker, Phakding, Ghats Khola, Chaurikharka, Chheplung and arrival in Lukla and overnight at Guest house.
Early morning joyful flight from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer your Hotel. During the day you will have rest after long journey in the Khumbu Himalaya and Evening fare well dinner with Nepali Family.
Departure for your onward flight.
All distances and time estimates are approximate.
Yes, you can get it in Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. As you arrive to airport fill the form and proceed to the visa line. You have to pay 30US$ for 15 days of visa from the day of issue, 50US$ for 30days and 150US$ for 90 days of tourist visa. For this you have to bring two passport size photos.
There are enough airline companies operating daily flights from Middle East of Kathmandu. Kathmandu only has got only international airport in Nepal.
Yes please you do need travel insurance for Gokyo valley Lake Trek. The insurance most cover medical and Rescue evacuation altitude of 6000 Meters from sea level.
The best time to travel Nepal is between October- Decembers, however skies are clear blue and view are fantastic. The weather remain dry up to April and the temperature varying different regions.
January to February can be very cold especially above the 3500 Meters from Sea lever. Everest base camp gateway of Namche Bazar at night average temperature 2°C
Nepal has modern banking facilities having branches of some international bank. Almost all foreign currency along with credit card such as American Express, Visa and Master card are accepted. Nepal also has ATM facilities.
We highly suggest you to book your trip in advance to ensure your travel details, Like Guide, porter, permit, Accommodation and transportation. Last minute trip booking is possible with full payment.
Yes, we do offer you Complimentary airport shuttle for arrival and departure, Adventure Nepal Eco Treks ensure your arrival shuttle with your name play card
Yes please, depends on the trekking route, where you are trekking. However, our trip profile will give you information about how to budget for additional meals, optional excursions and extra expenses.
The general consensus is that you will bring 200 to 300 USD exchange in Nepali NPR for 10-12 days trips. This is only for your personal expenditure besides that may be some more cash for your trekking crews tipping.
Since we are Nepal based company we refer to arrange your international flights from your home town. But domestic flight ticket will be included in our package. Other help like river rafting, city guided tour, mountain flight, jungle safari will be provided according to your necessities.
Gokyo valley trek you may complete within 8/10 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu, airstrips to Lukla via Ramechhap Manthali airport.
Gokyo valley Lake trek is moderate level and old age trekkers and kids with family can do Gokyo valley trek without any past mountain experience
During the Gokyo Valley Lake Trek, you may enjoy with rugged trail. Gokyo valley trek need fitness and acclimatization to avoid the acute mountain sickness.
however no need past mountain experience but you have to be in good physical shape to walk with guide and porter maximum 7 hour andminimum 5 hour with your day light bag.
Completely, we assure the safety and security of the women travelling with us. We will give you a personal room on lodge and personal tent for camping while trekking.
Yes you do need three different trekking permit for Gokyo valley Trek,
Everst national park permit, TIMS Card trekking information management system and Pashnglhumu Municipality Entry permit.
All the meals are prepared with high standards of hygiene, fruit and vegetables are soaked in iodine before preparation. Most of lodges serve boiled and filter water which is safe. It is also possible to buy the bottle of mineral water in the trek.
All of our guides are trained with first aid and have basic idea about the physical problems that may arise during trekking. If an emergency occur then we will cover initial expenses of rescue operation as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. For minor cases there are health posts established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel.
You need to pay 20% of total price as advance deposit to conform reservation before arriving to Nepal. Rest of the payment can be paid after arrival day in Kathmandu Nepal
You can bring power bars, cereal bars and similar high energy foods, powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.
In the Gokyo valley trekking trail you can find telephones from where you can make international calls and now a days cell phone can work most of the staying teahouse.
Yes our company insures all of our trekking staff including guide, cook, Sherpa and porters.
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