Gokyo valley Trek is a trekking adventure taking you to the lap of Everest region. which is the home of the highest mountain of the world. Gokyo Ri and several Himalayan glacier lakes collectively known as Gokyo Lakes. this place in everest region is a Sherpa village that lies besides the largest gokyo lakes. From Gokyo valley we can climb to Gokyo Ri (5360m) for a heart stopping view over Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Makalu, Cholatse and Taboche.
As Everest Base Camp Trek has Kala Patthar at an elevation of 5545m , Gokyo Valley Trek has Gokyo Ri at an elevation of 5360m. which is in the north side of Dudh Pokhari which is an epic vantage point , offering the kind of view over Everest that is normally reserved for balloonists or mountaineers.
you can take the air-flight of lukla airport followed by trekking to Namche bazar till Phakding. The main highlighted feature of the Gokyo Valley is its location which is a magical place that is residing in the foothills of Himalayas and is full of blue glacier lakes dominated by Himalayas of Mount Makalu, Mount Lhotse, Mount Cho-Oyu and Mount Everest in a single line. The Gokyo valley and Gokyo Lakes is a holy region for both hindu and Buddhists. because f this,it is the place for pilgrimage as well.
if you are looking to comibine your gokyo lake in your everest base camp trek , then we have handcrafted trip for everest base camp trek via gokyo lake.
when you will arrive in kathmandu airport, our representative will welcome you and transfer to the hotel .
after your breakfast at the hotel you can start your kathmandu valley exploration. our tour guide will take you to swoyambhunath temple and Kathmandu durbar square. at afternoon , we will brief the trek and collect flight ticket for lukla.
we will catch early morning flight to lukla from domestic airport of kathmandu. 30 minutes flight will take you to the most famous airport " Lukla airport" . from there we will start our trekking after breakfast . trek of 3 hours we will reach to our destination for today.
on this fourth day of our gokyo valley trek, we will start our hike from phakding . after crossing couple of bridges and hills we will reach Namch bazzar which is biggest village of everest region.
we will be staying in Namche to let our body adapt to the changes in altitude as well as the weather. This will help prevent altitude sickness.
During this day, we can explore Namche and go around the town. We can head to everest view hotel or Khumjung villages. overnight at Namche.
sixth day, we will leave Namche by following the trails of Dudh Koshi River upstream and ascent on a trail filed with Mani walls and prayer flags. The peaks of Everest (8848m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Lhotse (8414m), Taboche (6367m), and so on can be seen glimmering on the skyline. You reach phorche after passing through several Sherpa villages and small monasteries. Overnight in phorhe.
The trail from phorche to Machhermo features a continuous view of the snowy peaks like Taboche (6367m), Cholatse (6335m), Cho Oyu (8188m), Everest (8848m), and so on. You make gradual ascend alongside Dudh Koshi River and pass the settlements of Kele and Luza before arriving in Machhermo. Overnight in Machhermo.
in day 8th you reach your ultimate destination, Gokyo Valley. As you ascend on the banks of Dudh Koshi River with the views of the Khumbu Himalayas, you pass a few monasteries and chortens before arriving at the first Gokyo Lake. Then, walking on the moraines of Ngozumpa Glacier, you arrive at the second lake, and finally at the third lake, behind which the ancient Sherpa village of Gokyo resides. Overnight in Gokyo.
You will spend the half day exploring the Gokyo vicinity. You can either just stroll around the village or hike up to Gokyo Ri (5360m) for a mind-blowing vista of Cho Oyu (8188m), Everest (8848m), and the Mahalangur Himalayan Range. You will also be able to see the whole Gokyo Valley and the Gokyo lakes along with Ngozumpa Glacier from the top of Gokyo Ri (5360m). Hike back to Gokyo village and then hike down for anothe 4 hours to dole. Overnight in dole.
on this day , we will hike for aprox 7 hours to the Namchebazzar from dole. we will spend this night at Namche.
You will retrace your way from Namche Bazaar to Lukla following the trails of Dudh Koshi River. As you trek through the rhododendron forest, you will pass many Sherpa villages, age-old monasteries, painted Mani walls, and prayer wheels before you arrive in Lukla. Later, you can explore the small town of Lukla and surrounding . Overnight in Lukla.
You will fly over the mountains one more time as you board your early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. You can spend your leisure time either exploring the vibrant markets of Kathmandu or just resting in your hotel room. Overnight at Hotel in kathmandu.
Our representatives will drop you at the airport. Share your wonderful memories of Nepal with your friends and family.
Also, we would be honored to be at your service if you feel like extending your stay in Nepal. We have several other tour packages you will most certainly enjoy.