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Gokyo Valley Trek

Trip Profile

Length of trip: 16 days

Grade: Strenuous

Highest Alt: 5465m (Gokyo Ri)

Type of trek: Tea house/ Camping

Best season: Mar- May  and Sep- Nov

Group size: Min. 2 people

  • Overview
  • Trip Info
  • Itinerary
  • Cost Info

Gokyo is located in the valley immediately west of the Khumbu valley and is a far less developed and crowded. In fact, the Gokyo valley only has one traditional permanent settlement, the rest being summer pastures now catering to the passing trekkers. Trek to Gokyo Valley offers magnificent view of the mountain peaks and the Ngozumpa Glacier- the largest in the Nepal Himalayas. This region is associated with the soaring view of the most popular mountains in Nepal, at an altitude of 8000m including Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu which are clearly visible from Gokyo Ri (5483m.) above Gokyo Lake. One of the most remarkable features of the trek is the view of tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung (2922m) located in Khumbu region. This extraordinary trek is also worthy in a sense that it offers an ample opportunity to explore the amazing destination and its impressive sight, which is beyond human imagination.


All accommodations for Everest base camp- Gokyo  trek are in local lodges on twin sharing basis included in the trip cost and are chosen based on standard of hygiene, standard of service and food, and standard of location. During the trip, we will provide  three nights in  hotel, Hotel Lemon Tree or similar category hotel in Kathmandu and during our trek we will spend 13 nights at standard tea house or at lodge or at hotel in which there are unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses  

On Trek

Normally you will walk about 5-6 hrs a day. You will have plenty of time to stop for refreshments. Our guide will be there to assist you every step of the way during your trek. Your meals will be provided in teahouses according to your choice. Your guide will take your order from the menu and check in the kitchen that everything is fresh and well cooked. For accommodation you will be provided with a double room. Your guide will also act as your interpreter and be able explain about our culture and traditions and any other queries you may have. Our guides are well versed in English and their main duty is to help you in any way at all times. Our porter will be well equipped and insured. We want to you to feel safe and taken care of so that your trek is as enjoyable as possible.

Other Relevant Information

Nepal visa :

Tourist Visa for visiting Nepal for 30 days can be obtained from the Nepalese Embassy in your country or from the Immigration Counter at Nepal Entry Points (like Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu) on payment of US $ 40.00 (you will also need a passport size photograph).

Essentials you should bring: i/ Good and comfortable trekking boots that are well worn in.

ii/ Warm socks for evening as well as light trekking socks for walking.

iii/ Warm clothes for the morning and evening.

iv/ Toiletries and medical kit.

v/ Couple of T-shirts and light trousers/shorts for the day.

vi/ Sun hat and warm hat

vii/ Sandals for evening.

viii/ Sunglasses.

ix/ Flash light or head torch.

x/ Swimming costumes

xi/ Suntan lotion

xii/ Small towel

xiii/ Warm sleeping bag

How to Book the service:

Having decided on your trek, 30% of the total Trek fee should be sent in advance. Details will be provided as to how you can do that.

How to pay the rest of amount

Final payment can be made on your arrival with US $travellers cheques, US$ cash or Visa/Mastercard credit card ( note: paying by credit card incurs a 4% bank charge in Nepal).

Gokyo Valley Trekking Itinerary

Day 01  Arrive in KTM check in hotel

Day 02  Half day sightseeing and prepare for trekking

Day 03  KTM-LUKLA by flight 2805m  40 min – trek to Phakding 2652m 2-3 hours

Day 04 Phakding- Namche 3440m 5-6 hours

Day 05  Acclimatization day

Day 06  Namche –Dole 4040m 5-6 hours

Day 07  Dole- Machharmo 4400m 3-4 hours

Day 08  Acclimatization day

Day 09 Machharmo- Gokyo4800m 4-5 hours

Day 10 Early morning Gokyo RI 5465m  and explore around Gokyo

Day 11 Gokyo- Phorse village3790m 5-7 hours  

Day 12 Phorse –Tyanboche 3800m 3-4 hours via Upper Pangboche

Day 13  Tyanboche- Khumjung 3790m 3-4 hours

Day 14  Khumjung- Manzo2880m 4-5 hours

Day 15  Manzo- Lukla2805 m 3-5 hours

Day 16  Lukla- KTM by flight 40 min

Service Includes

  • Pick up & drop off at arrival and departure to/from Kathmandu Airport.
  • Three nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Guide (one guide for one group)
  • Porter (one porter in between two people]
  • Sagarmatha National park  Entry permit
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • Flight for you, for guide including airport departure tax
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner during trek
  • Accommodation during the trek
  • Road transportation
  • Insurance for guide & porter that includes their emergency rescue
  • Necessary equipment for guide & porter
  • Emergency rescue arrangement (Makes sure your insurance will cover it)
  • First aid kits

Services excludes

  • Tips for guide & porters
  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Hotel for more than three nights in Kathmandu
  • Alcohol and any drinks on trek (including bottled water)
  • Hot shower and washing
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Nepal entry visa fee please bring accurate US$ cash and two passport size photographs with you
  • International air tickets to/from Kathmanud
  • Excess baggage charges

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  • NTB
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