nepal trek

Gokyo Valley trek

As like most other Everest Region treks, The Gokyo trek also begins with an exciting and scenic flight to Lukla, where the real trek starts. We gradually ascend to Namche Bazaar, the capital of Sherpas and the gateway to the Everest, where we are greeted by amazing mountain vistas. We spend an additional day in Namche Bazar acclimatizing. And following days we will pass through Dole and Machhermo where the mountain views become more spectacular. Passing through these Sherpa villages we also get a chance to have a glimpse at the lifestyles of high altitude dwellers. At Gokyo valley enjoying the breathtaking beauty of Ngozumba Glacier, the largest of its kind in the Himalayas. The small settlement of Gokyo lies sandwiched between the third lake in the chain of small turquoise mountain lakes and Ngozumba glacier. 
 
With its fascinating side valleys, an array of turquoise lakes, Nepal’s biggest glacier and an arc of snow-capped mountains, trekking to the Gokyo Lakes is perhaps the most beautiful and extravagant in the Everest region. The Gokyo trek is considered an unconventional route to the traditional Everest Base Camp and offers splendid views of the mountain peaks and the Ngozumpa- the largest glacier in the whole Himalayas. 
 
One of the most amazing features of the Gokyo valley trekking is the view of marvelous ice ridge between Mt. Cho Oyu and Gyachung (7922m) and you will not miss to hike up to Gokyo Ri for magnificent view of Mt. Everest and three of other eight thousanders at close range. Gokyo Ri makes a strong claim to be the best accessible viewpoint in Everest region, for not only does it offer the view of four 8000m peaks from its summit but seemingly dozens of 6000m peaks that crowd the horizon. The view down the Gokyo village, mountain lakes and the glacier is simply mesmerizing.
 

Itienary Details
 Day 01: Arrive to Kathmandu, meet and transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel
Day 02: Trek preparation day in Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel
Day 04: Fly to Lukla (2800m) - trek to Phakding (2665m). Overnight at Lodge
Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m). Overnight at Lodge
Day 06: Trek to Dole (4038m). Overnight at Lodge
Day 07: Trek to Machhermo (4470m). Overnight at Lodge
Day 08: Trek to Gokyo Lake (4730m). Overnight at Lodge
Day 09: Hike to Gokyo Ri (5483m) - balance day, explore around. Overnight at Lodge 
Day 10: Trek back to Phortse Thanga (3680m). Overnight at Lodge
Day 11: Trek back to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Lodge
Day 12: Trek back to Lukla. Overnight at Lodge
Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel
Day 14: Independent sightseeing in Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel
Day 15: Final departure 


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Trip Fact

  • Trip Duration: 15 Days
    Grade: Demanding
    Rating:
    Destination: Lukla - Namche - Gokyo Lake - Gokyo Ri
    Max Altitude : Gokyo Ri,5383M.
    Seasons: February-May/September-December
    Trip Code : RT-GVT

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