Adventure Alpine Gorkha

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Gokyo Valley Trekking

"Around scenic valley of Gokyo with pristine glacial lakes and mountain scenery"

Trip Duration: 16 Days

Highlights of Gokyo Valley Trekking

  • Amazing views encircled by high giant mountains at beautiful Gokyo valley
  • Spectacular views of world four highest mountains with Everest from Gokyo-Ri
  • Explore Impressive cultural Sherpa villages the highlanders of Everest region
  • Scenic flight to Lukla and back at Kathmandu with grand mountains views
  • Walk into pristine woodland and too barren landscapes of ice and glaciers

Trip Profile:

  • Trip Mode: Hotel while in cities with local Lodge on treks
  • Trek Grade: Moderate to Adventurous.
  • Highest elevation gain: On top Gokyo Ri 5,357 m high.
  • Daily walks Minimum of 3-4 hrs to the maximum -06 hrs.
  • Trek duration: 11 Nights and 12 Days (Lukla to Lukla)
  • Total Trip: 15 Nights,16 Days (Kathmandu-Kathmandu).

Gokyo Valley Trekking Overview

Everest Gokyo Valley Trekking located within high Khumbu hidden beyond high mountains and close to world’s 6th highest Mt. Cho-Oyo at high 8,201 m and 26,906 ft tall, straddles the border between Nepal and Tibet / China. Everest Gokyo Valley Trekking leads you to enjoy walks away from main busy trails of Everest base camp. From Namche Bazaar onward for some days in the complete wilderness of mountains and glacial lakes that make Gokyo valley an enchanting place to visit.

Starting Everest Gokyo Valley Trekking taking a swift short flight to land at Lukla, the door to many adventures around high Khumbu valley within Everest region as walk leads past many lovely Sherpa farm villages along with scenic views of peaks and rolling hills filled with beautiful green rhododendron, pines and fir tree lines.
We invade into famous Sagarmatha National Park which was listed in World Heritage Sites since 1979 to conserve. Its exotic flora and fauna including age-old traditional villages. The journey continues heading to famed Namche Bazaar the largest community or a town with colorful houses that makes Namche and essential place to enjoy the local culture as well for acclimatization.

The trekking trail from Namche heading towards quiet away from the main path to Khunde and Khumjung villages. Then we were entering high into Gokyo valley routes where green vegetation and tree lines fade for barren and scenic landscapes on reaching main 3rd Gokyo lake. Herewith time to enjoy views of beautiful scenery and hike to Gokyo-Ri on the highest spot of the adventure at high 5,357 m offers a tremendous panorama of world highest mountains with Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, and Makalu with arrays of peaks.

After a great time at Gokyo valley downhill to Namche unto Lukla for last overnight around high Khumbu and Everest region, where short flight brings you back at Kathmandu on completing an adventure of a lifetime experience on Everest Gokyo Valley Trekking.

Best Seasons for Everest Gokyo Valley Trekking

Nearly all seasons of the year can trek, where March to May springtime will be the best time when wild-flowers especially the rhododendron (Nepal national flower) in full bloom, which the walk more appealing with beautiful bright morning till afternoon, there was a possibility of rain some days.

October to December another best months around Autumn/Fall and pre-winter, when most of the days are clear for views and walks but can be much colder and freezing as altitude gains with chances of snow sometimes.

Monsoon months from mid June to mid September a wet rainy seasons where less number of trekkers venture and some lodge in mid monsoon and mid-winter lodge can be closed sometimes due to harsh and humid weather which makes the walking trails much harder and slippery, but much greener hills with lush vegetation in wet seasons, so the choice as per your holidays for Nepal and for Everest Gokyo Valley Trekking.

Gokyo Valley Trekking Short Outline Itinerary
  • Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu via various airlines and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02: In Kathmandu options for sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m (35 mins) and walk to Phakding 2,654 m- 04 hrs.
  • Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m- 06 hrs.
  • Day 05: In Namche for rest and acclimatization with short hike.
  • Day 06: Trek to Khunde 3,880 m and Khumjung 3,735 m – 04 hrs.
  • Day 07: Trek to Dole 4,110 m – 05 hrs.
  • Day 08: Trek to Machhermo 4,470 m – 4 hrs.
  • Day 09: Trek to Gokyo Lake 4,810 m – 04 hrs.
  • Day 10: Hike to Gokyo-Ri afternoon free at Gokyo for walks around the lake.
  • Day 11: Trek to Dole – 06 hrs.
  • Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar – 06 hrs.
  • Day 13: Trek to Lukla – 04 hrs and transfer to lodge.
  • Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 15: In Kathmandu for individual activities or short sightseeing tour.
  • Day 16: International Departure homeward bound or respective countries.

Gokyo Valley Trekking Detailed Itinerary


01
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu via various airlines and transfer to hotel.
  • Reaching Kathmandu received by our staff and guide
  • Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks transfer to your respective hotel
  • Explore around the streets of Kathmandu and Thamel area.
  • Briefing about the trek at the office, we will talk about the equipment needed during trek. If you arrived late evening, we will discussed the program next day.
02
Day 02: In Kathmandu options for sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
  • Time Kathmandu preparation for Everest Gokyo Valley trek within high Khumbu
  • Options for sightseeing tour around Kathmandu at places of interest.
03
Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m (35 mins) and walk to Phakding 2,654 m- 04 hrs.
  • As per morning flight time transfer to Kathmandu domestic air-terminal
  • Fly to Lukla of 30-35 mins scenic flight with views of Everest and other high peaks
  • From Lukla walk to Phakding on downhill trail with few short ups.
  • After 3-4 hrs of good scenic walks overnight in Phakding village
04
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m- 06 hrs.
  • From Phakding follow Dudh Kosi River upstream to Monjo and into Sagarmatha National Park
  • Walk to Jorsalle and climb high to reach at famous Namche Bazaar after lunch at Jorsalle.
  • At Namche Bazaar for two overnights with afternoon free to relax and enjoy Views
05
Day 05: In Namche for rest and acclimatization with short hike.
  • At Namche rest day for acclimatization and short hike to scenic view-point
  • Suggested walk above Namche to national park museum with grand views
  • Other options climb high to Everest View Hotel for best views of Everest.
06
Day 06: Trek to Khunde 3,880 m and Khumjung 3,735 m - 04 hrs.
  • Morning walk on good scenic trail with views of Everest and Amadablam
  • Climb for an hour to Syangbuche and walk on gradual trail to Khunde visit the only
  • Hospital of Khumbu area funded by Hillary Foundation
  • Walk to Khumjung located on glacial valley and transfer into a nice lodge.
  • Afternoon at leisure visit old Khumung Monastery and witness Yeti Scalp and other religious artifacts of great interest.
  • Afternoon visit old Khumjung monastery and witness Yeti scalp with overnight stop at Khumjung in a nice lodge and views of mountains.
07
Day 07: Trek to Dole 4,110 m - 05 hrs.
  • Walk uphill to Mong Hill and enjoy views of peaks with Everest
  • Downhill to Phortse-Tenga near Dudh Kosi River within forest surrounding
  • Lunch at Phortse Tenga and climb for few hours to reach Dole for overnight stop
08
Day 08: Trek to Machhermo 4,470 m - 4 hrs.
  • From dole leaving tree lines behind for barren country to Machhermo
  • Uphill with gradual climb towards Luza and on top Machhermo hill with views of Cho-Oyu and downhill to Machhermo for lunch with overnight stop
  • Afternoon at leisure and rest and enjoy the views of mountains.
09
Day 09: Trek to Gokyo Lake 4,810 m - 04 hrs.
  • Morning walk short up and on gradual uphill path and climb towards Goyo first Lake after few hours from Machhermo
  • Reach the third main lake of Gokyo after walking second lake.
  • At Gokyo for lunch and overnight stop with afternoon free for leisure walks.
10
Day 10: Hike to Gokyo-Ri afternoon free at Gokyo for walks around the lake.
  • Morning hike up to Gokyo Ri for fabulous panorama of world’s highest Mountain with sunrise views
  • Enjoy scenery of Gokyo valley and lakes with Ngozumba glacier below.
  • Walk to Gokyo for breakfast and lunch with afternoon free to marvel surrounding views.
11
Day 11: Trek to Dole - 06 hrs.
  • Walk back to Dole with few short steep climb with much downhill
  • After 5-6 hrs of good day walk reach Dole and transfer to local lodge
12
Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar - 06 hrs.
  • Morning descend to Phortse Tenga and climb to Mong Hill with grand views of Peaks.
  • Downhill to near Shanasa and Kyangguma on good winding trail to Namche Bazaar for overnight stop after a good day scenic walks.
13
Day 13: Trek to Lukla - 06 hrs.
  • From Namche downhill to cross a long suspension bridge over Dudh Kosi River
  • Walk towards Phakding and continue to reach at Lukla with last short climb
  • On reaching Lukla transfer to nice cozy lodge for last night in Khumbu and Everest region.
14
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
  • Morning after breakfast fly to Kathmandu
  • Reaching Kathmandu transfer to hotel with evening free at leisure
    (Flight of 35 minutes to reach Kathmandu from Lukla on scenic air journey)
15
Day 15: In Kathmandu for individual activities or short sightseeing tour.
  • Free and spare day in Kathmandu to relax from Everest Gokyo Valley trekking
  • This day rest or join for optional sightseeing tour at places of interest enjoy individual activities and shopping souvenirs with last day in Nepal.
16
Day 16: International Departure homeward bound or respective countries.
  • Depart from the hotel as per your time for international flights.
  • Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks guides and staff transfer you to Kathmandu International airport
  • Farwell with grand memories of Everest Gokyo Valley Trekking a short adventure of with great experience

Frequently Asked Questions


How and where do I book for Everest Gokyo Valley trekking and when?

You can book at least minimum of 4 weeks before our trek departure dates, sending us 25% advance payment as per company norms and rules of the company.

Make sure and check your medical and physical fitness before signing up the trip and as well purchasing medical and travel insurance very important for this kind of high altitude treks in Nepal Himalaya.

How many persons in the group?

From minimum 3 to 4 persons in the group and maximum number from 10 to15 persons in one group, sometimes we run treks for single person as well where price will be slightly higher than in groups.

What will be the weather like on the treks?

As season wise, best times from March to May, most of the day is clear with minimum temperatures of 0° to 20° Celsius depending upon the altitude wise.

Where most of the morning till mid days clears for views and walks, sometimes afternoon can get overcast with chances of light rains and snow.

March to May will be lively with wild-flowers in full bloom especially various species of rhododendron (national flower of Nepal) from trees to short bushes.

What type of facilities to expect on lodge and Tea-House on Treks?

Tea-House and Lodge on route trekking standard and good lodges with nice room accommodations, serving excellent food menu as per altitude and season wise.

Higher area above 4,000 m where lodges are available but due to freezing cold temperatures in night and morning time where they have toilets are outside, with some inside as common bath rooms and rest rooms. All rooms and dining are warm with fire place to heat makes it cozy to make your stay much pleasant and enjoyable.

What about electricity and network for cell-phones?

Most places have electricity on trekking run by hydro and solar power after Namche and Thyangboche, where much of electric supply are private and individual of the lodge owners with sun / solar power to activate electric just for the lodge and as well for customers to charge their computers and cell-phones.

Some places do have networks for cell phones and as well for internets like Wi-Fi above Dingboche and some areas due to high peaks and hills, the networks are disturbed in deep areas like around river gorge areas.

At present all local people in villages do have cell-phones with good network connection just in bad weather where line can be disturbed sometimes due bad weather and at places located in deep gorge area.

What happens if some is sick and have to break the trek?

AAG guides are expert with good knowledge for emergency and medical purpose, depending upon seriousness of illness if critical where nearest medical attention needed, we call for immediate evacuation for Helicopter services to reach the victims to nearest medical station and hospital.

For light AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), resting and drinking enough fluid leaving an extra guide to take care of sick clients till he / she recovers on route treks or help them to descend to safer areas and taking an advance flight back to Kathmandu.

How are meals in lodges and hygiene wise on treks?

Meals are prepared according to your choice of menu items, all foods are carefully prepared with much hygiene concern, avoiding from complaints and reputation of the lodges, as they have been serving for more than two decades to world-wide travelers.

Do people could get sick while on treks and why?

To be on healthy side before and after treks get advice from your guides what will be the best food to order while on treks, we strongly suggest staying away from meats items in the first place, as it is not hygienic could be stale meat of a week time or more. If you go with vegetarian for sometimes will be the best options to stay healthy till you get immune to local environment and culture.

What happens if some is sick and have to break the trek?

In this situation where our guides are well equipped with knowledge for emergency and medical purpose, depending upon the seriousness of the victims if it is much critical where nearest medical attention needed, we call for immediate evacuation for Helicopter services to reach the victims to nearest medical station and hospital.

For light AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), resting and drinking enough fluid leaving an extra guide to take care of sick clients till he / she recovers on route treks or help them to descend to safer areas and taking an advance flight back to Kathmandu.

Where do Sherpa come from?

Sherpa a tribe of Himalaya spread out throughout Nepal and in Northern India as well, where most are concentrated in Solu and Khumbu district of Mid-East Nepal a Tibetan origin, in Tibetan language Sher means East and pa for people.

Meaning East People of Tibet migrated to Nepal more than past 500 years of history, Sherpa men are the pioneer in mountaineering and guiding on treks and mountains, they are born mountaineers, where history shows late Tenzing Norgay Sherpa who first conquered Mt. Everest in May 29th 1953 with British Expeditions. At present many mountaineering expeditions are fully depended on Sherpa climbers to leads the climb to various mountains summit around Himalaya.

Cost Includes
  • Nepal visa arrangement (more on Nepal Visa Information)
  • International airfares
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Added night/s accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, delayed departure, early return from mountain (due to any cause) than the programmed itinerary
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the programmed itinerary)
  • Alcoholic drinks and cold drinks
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, bar bills, laundry, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, extra porters, etc.)
  • Personal equipment and clothing
  • Tipping (tip is expected but not mandatory)
Cost Excludes
  • Nepal visa arrangement (more on Nepal Visa Information)
  • International airfares
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Added night/s accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, delayed departure, early return from mountain (due to any cause) than the programmed itinerary
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the programmed itinerary)
  • Alcoholic drinks and cold drinks
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, bar bills, laundry, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, extra porters, etc.)
  • Personal equipment and clothing
  • Tipping (tip is expected but not mandatory)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in Price Includes section.

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Jul 7, 2019
by Williams Henderson on Alpine Adventure Gorkha Treks

I had just finished my Everest base camp trek via Gokayo valley trek. It was such a wonderful journey made with my two best friend organize by Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks (AAGT). Mr. Thakur is such a kind personality, he is doing all management of our trip and he is quickly response our inquiry. We had outstanding view of mountain range because of the clear weather.
Our guide Binaya was fantastic and always take care us. My friend Kim was suffering from the altitude problem but our guide provide organic medicine to avoid altitude sickness problem and one more acclimatized in Namche. It will very helpful to keep our base camp trek via Gokyo valley .we easily accomplish of this incredible our world highest Mount Everest journey. Our porter Bikash and kiran also amazing and take care to us. This makes our trip more fun and life time achievement.
Thus I had like to very much thankful to the Mr. Thakur and his team.

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Trip Facts
  • Trip Duration: 16 Days

  • Destination: Nepal

  • Group Size: 2-12 People

  • Difficulty: Moderate

  • Altitude: Gokyo Ri 5,357m

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