Gokyo Trek is another pathway to reach the Everest Base Camp and offers an alternative to the conventional route. This trail encompasses the fantastic views of the Everest and Himalayan ranges along with significant attributes like the Ngozumpa Glacier, Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Gyachung and Makalu.
A flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, one of the most beautiful flights in Nepal, marks the beginning of this trek. Trekkers can then trek into Phadking and visit the various monasteries present in the region. An ascend upwards to Namche Bazzar from Phadking provides crossings over Dudh Koshi River and passage through villages like Benkar, Monjo, Jorsale, Chautara(Top Danda)along with exquisite views of Mt. Thamserku, Kwangde Peak, Kusum Kangaru, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache etc. Acclimatization is absolutely necessary at this point for a day in Namche Bazaar after which a trek is required to reach Phorse village which is under the snow dusted peaks of Tawoche and Cholaste.
Namche to Phorse incorporates the superb view of mountains, close up view of Thamserku, occasional views of animals like the musk deer and the Himalayan Thar, the village of Sansa followed by the Mongla Pass offering glimpses of mountains such as the Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawoche and Mt. Khumbila and finally the Phortse village.
Trekking through Dole, Labharma and Luza, to reach Macchermo is accompanied by empowering views of the Cho Oyu, Kangtega, Kyaio Ri, Phari Lapche etc. From Macchermo, trekkers pass through Chortene and Pangka with lakes like Lakes Longpongo and Taboche Tsho. Gokyo village is next to the beautiful Gokyo Lake.
Gokyo Ri is the viewpoint offering excellent views of the Everest as well as a series of six lakes in the Everest region and can be reached by a climb via the Gokyo village. Socundrel’s viewpoint is home to mesmerizing views of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and the Everest after which, an ascend upwards brings the Cho Oyu Base Camp. This base camp offers spectacular views of the largest glacier in the world, the Ngazumpa, and marks the end to the Gokyo Valley Trek.
Day 01.Welcome to Nepal, upon your arrival in Nepal our representative welcome and assists to transfer hotel evening welcome dinner.
Day 02. Kathmandu to Lukla flight and walk to Phakding.
Day 03. Namche Bazaar.
Day 04. Namche Bazaar acclimatise day.
Day 05. Namche Bazar to Khumjung.
Day 06. Khumjung to Dole.
Day 07. Dole to Machhermo.
Day 08. Machhermo to Gokyo.
Day 09. Gokyo Ri and side walk Gokyo over-night.
Day 10. Gokyo to Dole.
Day 11. Dole to Namche Bazaar.
Day 12. Namche Bazaar to Phakding.
Day 13. Phakding to Lukla.
Day 14.Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, evening farewell dinner.
Day 15. After this amazing Gokyo trek if you are interested for other activities like safari,Rafting,Biking,Tours and Peak climbing or more trekking in other region we organize trip according to your desire.If you decide to leave Nepal we will transfer to airport for your onward destination.
Price: On request
Season: Sept to Dec, Feb to May
Duration: 16 days
Operation: Tea house or Lodge
Activities: Trekking and sightseeing
Group Size: Min 2 to Max 12
Highest access: Gokyo Ri 5357M
Start From: Kathmandu-Lukla
Ending at: Lukla-Kathmandu
What’s included in the Cost:
Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
# Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.
# Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with expert tour guide and private vehicle
# Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) and porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance,medicine.
# City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
# Round Trip flight ticket for Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu.
# Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking
# Sagarmatha National Park fees.
Trekker’s information management system (TIMS) card fee.
# Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
# Welcome/Fare well Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
# All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes
The cost are not included:
# Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport.
# International Airfare/Airport tax.
# Foods during the trekking and in Kathmandu Lunch and Dinner.
# Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
# Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
# Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
# Personal trekking gears
# Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
# Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
TREKKING SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT UP TO 5,500m.
1 pair strong mountain /hiking boots
1 Sleeping bag(comfortable to -15C)
1 Medium/Large rucksack/backpack
1 Down Jacket/all weather Anorak
1 Light water & windproof jacket
1 Pair waterproof gaiters/ overtrouser
1 or 2 1-litre water bottles.
1 Inner sleeping sheet.
1 Torch/Flashlight and spare bastteries.
2 Long sleeve cotton shirts
1 Medium sized towel
1 Washing kit:Inlude personal toiletries,Talcum power
Moleskin for blisters
Bio degradable soap/shampoo
Any personal medication
1 Pair shorts.
1 Fleece/warm sweater
1 Pair sports shoes/sandals
2 Pair lightweight trousers
1 Sweatshirt/light sweater
1 Small day pack
2 Pairs light socks
3 Pairs heavy wool socks
1 cotton Headscarf/bandanna
1 Warm hat/Gloves(waterproof)
1Sunglasses and sunhat
1 Money belt
3/4 Plastic bags for wrapping clothes
Water purification tablets/solution(Preferably Iodine)
- Start Date
- End Date