Gokyo Valley Trek is a popular trek in Everest region. It is the unique adventurous trekking route of Nepal. The valley is situated towards the western part of Khumbu region. It is the valley of aquamarine glacial lakes. A Gokyo lake is a set of 19 high mountain lakes in Sagarmatha National Park. It is the world’s highest freshwater lake system at a height of 15400 ft- 16400 ft. This trek is a less crowded trekking destination. Gokyo Trek is also considered as one of the significant treks in the Everest region.
Gokyo trek starts with a 30-minute flight from Kathmandu – Lukla. The trek duration is 10- 15 days depending on trekkers. This trek takes you to the most beautiful part of the Everest region. The route follows the DudhKoshi River ascending to the Namche Bazar. Namche is the capital of the Sherpa community and also the trading center of the Khumbu region. The trail passes through rhododendron forests, lush forests, oak forests, snow-capped barren landscapes, alpine landscapes, and waterfalls.
You can see different plant species and wild animals. This trek also provides you the amazing highest mountain views of Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8511m), Makalu (8463m), Cho Oyu (8153m), Nuptse (7861m), Thamserku (6623m), and other mountains. The people living here are mostly Sherpa’s. You will also get to know about their lifestyle, culture, and tradition. During the short cropping season, few crops are grown. The occupation of people is yak herding and tourism.
You will also pass through Tengboche and Phortse villages. These villages are wonderful villages with lots of people from different ethnic groups, culture, tradition, and many more. You will also visit Tengboche monastery (3867m) is one of the biggest monasteries in Khumbu area where about 40 Tibetan Buddhist monks reside. It is situated on a hilltop with a stunning view of the Everest. Then the trek finally takes you to the Gokyo valley.
The Gokyo Ri (5530m) is the best viewpoint. You will see the 6 Gokyo lakes including Thonak Cho (161 acres), Gokyo Cho (106 acres), Gyazuma Cho (72 acres), Tanjung Cho (42 acres), and Ngojumba Cho (36 acres). The lake complex covers a surface area of 30 square miles. Instead of returning to Namche, you can also take the Renjo La Pass. This route is off the usual beaten track that gives you a memory of panoramic views of the Himalayan range.
The best time to trek Gokyo is in the spring season (March to May) and autumn season (September to November). The temperature is warm and the sky is clear in these months. Rhododendrons are in full bloom. You can also trek during monsoon and winter season but you must be prepared for difficulties.
You will not be able to see clear views. There are many teahouses where you can spend the night. You must be physically fit trek Gokyo valley. You will need a TIMS and Sagarmatha National Park permit while trekking.
Trek Gokyo Valley, once in your lifetime to enjoy the complete beauty of nature. We are here to support you throughout your trek.
Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu pick-up by company drop to hotel
Day 2:Travel Duration: 30 minutes flight /Lukla 3/4hrs. journey Phakding (2660m.)
Day 3 : Trek to Namche (3,440m.)
Day 4: Hike up to everest view hotel Khumjung green villge and kyangjuma (3,535m.)
Day 5: trek to dole (4.100m.)
Day 6 : trek to Mochherma (4,430m.)
Day 7 : . trek to Gokyo(4,800m.)
Day 8 : . Early morning hike up gokyo-ri (5,360m.) and back to Gokyo breakfast and back down to machhema
Day 9: trek to Naamche Bazar (3,440m.)
Day 10: trek to Lukla (2,800m.)
Day 11: morning fly back to (KTM ) Ramechhap
Day 12: city day
Day 13:fly back to home
- Airport to hotel pick and drop
- Two-night hotel in Kathmandu at three-star categories in BB plan
- Accommodation in Mountain lodge run by local people during a trek
- All meals during trekking
- One highly experienced mountain Guide and Porter
- Accommodation food, drinks, salary, insurance, transportation of both trek guide and Porter
- All necessary paper works and Sagarmatha National Park entry permit
TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System card)
- Kathmandu/ Lukla / Kathmandu airfare.
- International airfare
- Travelers insurance
Cold drinks (Alcohol and cold drinks)
- Boiled water, Hot shower, Mineral water, Batteries charge and hot drinks (in pot)
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (Approx. 10-12 USD)
Will there be any access to a satellite phone? If yes then what would be the charges for usage?
Yes, most of our expedition guides take satellite phones and you are welcome to use these at wifi and local moble call Most often, your guide will post daily dispatches on the Nhh website in which your friends and family can follow your progress.
I want to contact my friend or relative, who is on one of your trips, how can I reach them?
Many of our treks and climbs send daily internet dispatches, and we receive updates from our guides while they are in the field. The best place to reach a loved one is through our office.
Will there be any power source for charging batteries, etc. available throughout the trek?
For lodge-bassed treks, many of the lodges have power available with typical Asian plugs (two nail like horizontal prongs) and offer to recharge for a fee.
We can cater for special power requirements at an extra cost or advise on the purchase of a suitable personal solar charging system - please enquire with our office.
PACKING HELP FOR TREKKING TOUR
Max. 13 kg weight for the porters/participants
Long trekking trousers, wind- and water-repellent
Functional shirt short-sleeved
Long-sleeved functional shirt
Fleece jacket or sweater
Trekking socks normal and warm
Clothing for the lodge
Wind and waterproof rain jacket
Down jacket (Primaloft) thin with hood
Down jacket warm with hood
Buff bandana / scarf
Coneflower / Cap
Gloves normal and warm
Trekking shoes ankle-high
Trekking sandals or sneakers for Teahouse
Category 4 sunglasses
Drinking bottle, thermos bottle
Day pack, rain cover
Plastic bag for documents ect.
Big bag or backpack
First Aid Kit…painkillers e.g. Ibuprofen, diarrhea and vomiting remedies, electrolytes, cold remedies, wound disinfectant, plasters, blister plasters
Sun protection face and lips with high SPF
Wet cleaning wipes
Phone, charging cable, headphones
Camera, SD card, spare battery
E-reader, book, notebook, pen
cash, credit card
Document insurance for helicopter rescue and illness