Short Gokyo Valley Trek in the Everest Region (13 days)

This 13-day trek to the Gokyo Valley in the Everest region is led by the certified guides from Sherpa Expedition and Trekking, as they take you on this underrated yet spectacular expedition around some truly special scenery, all while avoiding the Everest base camp crowds.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

13 days

Mountain Range

Himalaya

People per Guide

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov

Type of Trip

Group

Highlights

 
  • Gokyo Ri features views over many mountains and glaciers, including Mt. Everest!

  • Take in and admire the truly stunning and unique natural scenery of the area

  • See the sacred lake of six languid pools that surrounds Gokyo

  • See herds of yak and mountain goat grazing over the hills and mountain

  • Mentally and physically challenge yourself with the trekking

 

I will guide you for 13 epic days to the Gokyo Valley in the Everest region, the second most popular spot in the area after Everest base camp, and a place that makes jaws drop due to its sumptuous and magnificent raw natural scenery of lakes, glaciers, rivers and mountains, with the added bonus of fewer crowds than the base camp.

The Gokyo Valley is located in close proximity to Mt. Everest, in the Himalayan mountain range, and is renowned for its beautiful natural scenery of vividly coloured lakes and lagoons, as well as majestic deep gorges and lovely alpine valleys.

We meet in the city of Kathmandu on day 1, where all relevant safety and general information will be dispensed, and after spending a couple of days in the city and its surrounding valleys, we then catch a flight to Lukla, where the trekking begins.

After 2 days trekking to Namche Bazaar (3,440m), we then relax on an in-built rest day, in preparation for 7 straight days of trekking.

Over the course of days 6-9 we will be incrementally be trekking up to higher altitude, with highlights along the way including Dole (4,190m), an area featuring forest containing a wide variety of flora, and Machhermo (4,470m), an old and beautiful village.

Days 8 and 9 are devoted to the focal point of the trip, the Gokyo Valley, with the glaciers, lakes and lagoons surrounded by sweeping panoramic views of the nearby mountains (including Mt. Everest), making for a highly memorable setting.

There is also a trip to the highest point of the journey, the Gokyo Ri peak (5,357m), with yet more amazing views to take in and admire.

The final 4 days are then spent heading back down to Lukla and then onwards to Kathmandu, where we say our goodbyes having experienced a truly special and exquisite part of the world.

Book now to experience some of the best scenery in the Everest region, without the hassle of crowds!

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
1178 USD

Group of 2
1110 USD

Group of 3
1090 USD

Group of 4
1050 USD

Group of 5
1020 USD

Group of 6
1000 USD

Group of 7
980 USD

Group of 8
950 USD

 

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
  • Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)
  • Personal porters
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Camping equipment: Sleeping bag
 Price does not include: All meals (lunch and dinner) in City or the Capital, your travel insurance (compulsory), international airfares and airport departure tax, visa fees, alcoholic, cold and hot drinks, chocolate and laundry, Wifi and battery charge, personal trekking types of equipment, certain sightseeing/monument entrance fees, tips for trekking staffs and driver. (Note: Tipping is expected)
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1Kathmandu

    Sherpa Expedition and Trekking members will welcome to you at the Airport and you will be arriving at the Hotel. A company representative will explain about the trekking itinerary Overnight stay at the hotel. Breakfast included.

  • Day 2Kathmandu Valley

    Today, at 8.30 am your sightseeing trip will star we have to program for sightseeing middle and cultural pilgrim’s valley. So that’s before a healthy breakfast. You will have a private car and an expert city guide at your service. Today we will visit some heritage sites.

  • Day 3Flight to Lukla

    Early in the morning, we will board a flight to Lukla Airport, also known as Tenzing-Hillary Airport. It is an amazing mountain flight and the flight itself can be no less than an adventure as the airport is denoted as the most dangerous airport in the world. In less than 35 minutes, you will reach Lukla while enjoying the breathtaking views of the mountains during the flight. Upon reaching Lukla, we take light breakfast and embark on our trek. In around 3 hours of trek, we reach Phakding village where we will be staying. overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.

  • Day 4Namche Bazaar (3440m)

    We commence our trek following the trail along the Dudh Kosi River while ascending through Himalayan Pine and Deodar Cedar forests to the ultimate destination, that of the popular village of Namche Bazaar. The biggest sherpa village has remained a historic trading point for the Nepalese and Tibetan traders who exchange salt, dried meat and other consumable and textile items. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Namche Bazar. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.

  • Day 5Rest Day

    Every trekker should plan to take a rest day in Namche in order to acclimatize. Acclimatization is very important while trekking in the higher elevation as it helps to acquaint you with the high and the changing altitude and conditions. On this day, you can also hike to the twin villages of Khumjung and Khude where you will have lunch for the day. You can find lots of good bakery shops in Khumjung. Around 5 hours of side trek to Everest View Hotel offers you the stunning views of mountains including Everest. Back to Namche. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.

  • Day 6Dole (4190m)

    After a pleasant morning at Namche, we resume our trek to Dole (4190m). The trail is easy initially as we cross valleys along the rhododendron, juniper, and large coniferous forests. The forest is great to see during the spring season as rhododendrons bloom and the fragrance lingers on your nose for many days. We can also see local people bringing their herds of Yaks for grazing on the green pastures. After almost five hours of trek, we reach our destination, Dole. Overnight stay at a guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.

  • Day 7Machhermo (4470m)

    The trail now steadily becomes difficult as the trekkers will have to pass through the dense forest, the increasing altitude and the lack of settlement areas. The trail continues to climb up along the side of the valley until it reaches Machhermo, a small and beautiful village in the Khumbu region. Sherpas believe that the region of Machhermo is the home for Yeti, mythical snowman. Overnight stay at a guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.

  • Day 8Gokyo (4790m)

    On this day, we climb just around 300 meters and reach Gokyo Valley, the main destination of our trek. Gokyo is a small settlement area on the base of Gokyo peak. Ngozumpa glacier, the largest glacier in the Himalayas, lies in Gokyo. From Gokyo, mountain peaks more than 8000 meters of altitude—Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, and Lhotse—are visible. Overnight stay at a guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.

  • Day 9Gokyo Ri (5357m)

    We further trek to Gokyo Ri or the Gokyo Peak on this day. Gokyo Ri is a mountain peak in the Khumbu region of Everest standing on the altitude of 5357 meters. Gokyo Ri is mostly popular for the breathtaking views of several mountain summits in the Khumbhu region including the Mount Everest. After observing the fascinating view, we descend back to Machhermo. Overnight stay a guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.

  • Day 10Namche Bazaar

    Journey back to the largest Sherpa village. Trek from Machhermo can be long but the trail is quite easy and comfortable as it traverses through several Sherpa settlement areas and villages. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Namche Bazar. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.

  • Day 11Lukla

    The trek continues further downhill to Lukla after almost seven hours of trek, back to place where we begin our trek. You will be staying in Lukla for the rest of the day and can explore the areas nearby. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.

  • Day 12Flight to Kathmandu

    We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu so we can have a rest day to explore around Kathmandu or can just relax. Our guides can assist you with some shopping or sightseeing. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu. Breakfast and Dinner included.

  • Day 13Airport Transfer

    Your beautiful journey comes to an end today! A representative from Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours prior to your scheduled flight. Breakfast included.

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Advanced

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal

Accommodation

You will be accommodating in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu. During the trek, we will be using lodge/ teahouses. You may find comfortable and well- developed teahouses having attached bathroom until Namche as it is the most happening place where thousands of tourist love to spend their holiday. However, not all grade accommodation are available in higher elevation, normally rooms are basic with just a bed and blankets.

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Please bring with you:

- Seasonable Sleeping bag and down Jacket (If you need it but has to be returned after the trek)

- Duffle bag (We will provide duffle bag during the trek Sherpa Expedition & Trekking need to be returned after the trek)

- A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (Must have for morning and evening above 3,000m)

- Daypack

- A pair of half gloves

- A warmer hat that covers the ears

- Sunglasses

- Neck warmer

- Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)

- Headlamp and an extra set of batteries

- A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)

- Warmer shell gloves and liner

- long sleeve t-shirts

- Thermal Tops

- wool Jackets or pullover

- Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls)

- Water and windproof shell jacket

- Thermal underwear (especially trousers)

- windproof and waterproof trousers

- warmer trouser

- Comfortable trekking pants

- Extra casual sport pants

- A pair of good waterproof trekking boots

- Pair of sandals

- 4-5 pairs of woolen socks

- Socks liner

- Light shoes and sneaker

- Assorted Adhesive Bandages (fabric preferred)

- Blister treatment

- Insect testing / anti-itch treatment

- Ibuprofen / other pain-relief medication

- Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)

- Warps, splints, and a wound coverings butterfly bandage

- Water purifying pills

- 4 pic passport sizes with original passport

- Water bottle & filter

- Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because of if you won to change your flight date)

- Bathroom kit (conform, should be included Toilet papers put on the plastic bag, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc)

- Comfortable trekking poles

- Best energy dry foods (up to you)

- Power Bank and music players

- Camera (Memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)

 

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