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13-day Gokyo Valley Trek in Nepal, from Kathmandu

Enjoy a stunning Himalayan trekking adventure in the Gokyo Valley starting from Kathmandu with one of the guides at the Himalayan Recreation Treks and Expedition!

Mountain RangeHimalaya
Duration12 days
Offer periodFeb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Discover the wonders on Nepal on a unique trekking program in the Himalayas!

  • Explore the stunning Gokyo Valley and be amazed by its landscapes and people!

  • Join an all inclusive trekking program in Nepal!

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Would you like to experience the unique mountain life of Nepal? Then join us and discover the stunning Himalayan landscapes on a thrilling 13-day adventure in the Gokyo Valley, starting from Kathmandu. 

Gokyo is a stunning mountain village located at an altitude of 4,750 m (15,580 ft) at the breathtaking Gokyo Ri mountain, and will be the highest point of our trek  which will also take us through the Himalayan settlement of Phakding, through UNESCO’s natural world heritage site Sagarmatha National Park to the famous Namche Bazaar town, and through amazing river valleys, deep forests, pastures, and local villages. It will also take us to the pristine Gokyo Lakes, which are famous for their turquoise blues and are considered sacred in the local culture. Additionally, we will also enjoy amazing sunrises and sunsets and awe-inspiring views of snow-clad mountains such as Cho Oyu (8188m), Chamar (7287m), Everest (8848m), and Lhotse (8414m). And, we will also appreciate views of the massive Ngozumpa Glacier. 

We will set off from Kathmandu and then fly to Lukla, from where we will begin our trek. Every day we will trek for approximately 5-6 hours. The views and breathtaking mountain culture will reward us constantly as we explore the beautiful Nepalese landscapes. Of course, you will need a good fitness level and some prior trekking experience.

So, are you ready for an exciting Himalayan adventure? Then book your place and join us on this 13-day Gokyo Valley Trek in Nepal. We will be happy to guide you!

Or, if you prefer, you can also join us on a longer 17-day Mera Peak climb starting from Kathmandu!

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Accommodation

3 Night 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast Tea house Accommodation during the trek

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300 meters/4,264 Ft.)

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, our company representative will pick you up. You will then be transferred to the hotel so that you can have some rest after such a long tiring journey. Then in the evening, you will meet with your guide for the further discussion regarding the trek. Stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Short Scenic Flight to Lukla (2,840 meters) and Trek to Phakding (2,610 meters), Duration: 3 to 4 Hours

You will take an early morning flight to Lukla today. The thrilling 30 minutes flight rewards you with spectacular views of snow-capped mountains and lush green hills. On reaching Lukla, you will start your trek to Phakding. You will be walking through small villages with the beautiful view of prayer flags on the way to Phakding. Overnight at the hotel in Phakding.

Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters), Duration: 5 to 6 Hours

Leaving Phakding, you will be walking along the side of Dudh Koshi River towards Namche Bazaar. Walking through the dense rhododendron and pine forests, you will arrive in Monjo, which is the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. After crossing the suspension bridge and walking ahead for a while, you will arrive in the famous Sherpa town named Namche Bazaar. Overnight at the hotel in Namche Bazaar.

Day 4: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day

Today will be spent in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. The town is also amazing for experiencing the Sherpa culture, and you can also visit the Everest Photo Gallery and the Sherpa Culture Museum here. Moreover, you can visit the Everest View Hotel from where you can get an amazing view of snow-capped mountains, including Everest (8848m). You can also take a leisurely hike to Syangboche Airstrip that is located above Namche. Stay overnight at the guesthouse in Namche.

Day 5: Trek to Dhole (4,200 meters), Duration: 5 to 6 Hours

From Namche, the trail continues steadily towards Khyangjuma and goes through amazing rhododendron forests. The trail passes many pastures and summer settlements used by Sherpas while bringing herds of yaks to graze in the high pastures of the Himalayas. The route also passes through the settlements of Tongba and Tangwa Kharka to finally reach Dhole. The views of Mount Khumbila (5761m) and Taboche Peak (6367m) are incredible throughout the journey. Overnight at guesthouse in Dhole.

Day 6: Trek to Machhermo (4,470 meters), Duration: 4 to 5 Hours

The trekking trail continues steeply upward to the settlement of Kele and Luza. The trail continues to climb along the side of Dudh Koshi River, crossing rocky hills to finally arrive in Machhermo village. On reaching Machhermo, you will have some rest and then roam around the village. You can visit some of the small Buddhist stupas which are beautifully decorated with prayer flags. Stay overnight at the guesthouse in Machhermo.

Day 7: Trek to Gokyo (4,790 meters), Duration: 5 to 6 Hours

Today, you will climb on a steep ridge above Machhermo from where you will get a beautiful view of Cholatse (6335m) and Toboche (6367m). Then you will walk ahead towards Phangga with the beautiful view of Cho Oyu (8188m). The trail continues to ascend towards the moraine of Ngozumpa Glacier, which is the longest glacier in Nepal. Then, you will continue walking towards the first Gokyo Lake, Longponga (4710m), and the second Lake, Taujung Tsho (4740m), and finally arrive at the third lake named Dudh Pokhari, beside which the old village of Gokyo is situated. Stay overnight at the guesthouse in Gokyo.

Day 8: Rest Day at Gokyo

Today, you will take a short hike to Gokyo Ri (5360m). It is a popular viewpoint from where you will have an excellent view of Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Makalu (8463m), and other mountains along with all of the Gokyo Lakes and the massive Ngozumpa Glacier. Then you will return to Gokyo and enjoy the beautiful view of turquoise Dudh Pokhari. After enjoying the best time here, you will return to the hotel for the overnight stay.

Day 9: Trek back to Dhole (4,200 meters) Duration: 5 to 6 Hours

Taking the similar route back, we will make our way back to Dhole. It is a downward trail, which takes you under the shadowy mountains along the beautiful landscape. You will pass by small picturesque villages of Machhermo, Luza, Kele, and to finally reach Dhole. Stay overnight in a guesthouse.

Day 10: Trek back to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters), Duration: 5 to 6 Hours

Walking slowly back towards the Dudh Koshi River Valley, you will trek down to Namche again. Following the trail embedded onto the side of verdant hills, you will be trekking on dainty paths passing by Sherpa caravans along the way. The trek down to Namche is quite beautiful, and since you will be making your way back, the journey also seems relatively easy. Upon reaching Namche, you can just relax. Overnight stay in Namche.

Day 11: Trek back to Phakding (2610m) – Lukla (2840m), Duration: 4 to 5 Hours

From Namche, you will retrace your trail along the Imja River all the way to Phakding. The captivating landscape and the beguiling Himalayas make the journey back even more pleasant. The villages also tend to be lively with people, and you can witness them working on their terrace farms of barley and potatoes. Crossing suspension bridges over Dudh Koshi River, you will then make your way back to Lukla. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Lukla.

Day 12: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Bidding goodbye to the mountains, you will take a morning flight back to Kathmandu. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you can spend your time as per your convenience. Enjoy a fun evening in the vibrant streets and the bustling restaurants of Thamel. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 13: Departure

Today you will be transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours prior to your scheduled flight back home.


Equipment you will need to bring

Other gear: HEAD: Sun hat or scarf, Light balaclava or warm fleece hat, Sunglasses, Head torch UPPER BODY: Cotton T-shirts or Thermals, Fleece jacket, Waterproof jacket, Down jacket. LOWER BODY: Lightweight cotton pants (long), Waterproof Pants. FEET: Thin inner socks, Thick, warm wool hiking socks, Comfortable Hiking boots. HANDS:Gloves. ACCESSORIES: Sleeping bag rated to – 20°C, Trekking bags/duffel bag, Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag), Trekking poles (optional, recommended), Water bottle or camel bag, Toiletries.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1340 each

Group of 2

USD 1340 each

Group of 3

USD 1340 each

Group of 4

USD 1340 each

Group of 5

USD 1340 each

Group of 6

USD 1340 each

Group of 7

USD 1340 each

Group of 8

USD 1340 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Local flights during the trips

- Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Personal porters

- Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Camping equipment: Tents

Price details

Also includes: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour inclusive of guide, and transportation;

A government license holder guide; Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation and local tax for guides and porters;Ground Transportation Charge while returning back to Kathmandu from the trekking destination;

TIMS card(Trekker’s information Management System);

First Aid Kit;

All government taxes, VAT and service charges;

Farewell dinner prior to departure.

NOT INCLUDED: Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu;

Travel insurance;

Tips for trekking staffs;

Drinks (hot/soft/cold) and liquors;

Personal shopping and laundry, Personal trekking equipments, Gifts and souvenirs;

All items not listed in Cost included section.


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