Gokyo Trek

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Gokyo is a tiny village in the Himalaya region of Nepal. It is located at 4750 meters above the sea level. Its residence is considered as one of the highest settlement in Nepal and even in the world.

It can be the wonderful option to go to Gokyo Trek for spending your worthy holidays in the Everest Zone. The trail offers the splendid views of Everest giants and glaciated Gokyo Lakes as well as the valley.

The Gokyo Ri hiking is another best offering of Gokyo Valley Trek. Gokyo Peak is situated at an elevation of 5357 metres. It shows the four mountains above the 8000 meter high such as Mt. Everest, Makalu, Lhotse and Cho Oyu.

Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking starts from the Hillary Airport of Lukla after a short flight from Kathmandu. It is the main gateway of Everest region trekking. In the beginning, the trek adjoins the routes of Cho La Pass Trek and the Everest Base Camp Treks; however, it separates from Namche Bazaar.

Namche is a beautiful place with lots of facilities like of city areas. Sherpas are the major residence of this Bazaar. Consequently, Namche Bazaar is best for spending the acclimatization day. Besides, you get the chance to explore it very closely like Sherpa cultures, their lifestyles and the Buddhist monasteries too.

The Gokyo Lake Trekking continues through the forests of rhododendron, juniper and other floras. You cross and pass the suspension bridges and many other Sherpa Highlands in the very curious way. In almost all the routes of Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking, you are welcomed by the stunning mountain ranges.

Your second last destination is Gokyo Valley. It is very cute place. The Gokyo Valley Trek reaches there by crossing its very beautiful lakes in the chronological order. The lakes are considered as the sacred place for Hindus and Buddhists. The Thonak Lake is the largest lake. It is very outstanding day.

From the Valley, you go for a hike to the Gokyo Ri. It is the final destination of the Gokyo Treks and expedition. The views of peaks are wonderstruck. Then you descend through the way of second Gokyo Lake and come back to Lukla for leaving to Kathmandu.

Gokyo Trekking accommodation is based on Tea-houses. It is just like the small lodges. The toilets are clean but the sharing-basis. The trekkers need to pay some amounts for having hot water bathe, but the cold water is free. Similarly, in order to charge your mobile, you have to pay the charging fees as well. These things happen only in the settlement of higher altitude.

However, in the lower elevation, the Everest Gokyo Lake Trekkers can stay at star-level hotels according to their financial capacity. But the Tea-houses are also of full of basic facilities. You do not need to pay extra for hot water and mobile charging there.

September to November and March to May are the Gokyo Lake Trekking Best Seasons. During these times, the sky is clear and the views are superb. The weather is also fine as the rain does not happen on these seasons.

Gokyo Valley Trek is an exertion trekking trail. This trek has been operated by Rising Adventure since long times. For more details, you can contact us at any time.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrives in Kathmandu and transfers to the hotel
  • Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2800m/ 9186 ft/35 min) and trek to Phakding (3-4 hrs walk)
  • Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (6-7 hrs walk)
  • Day 05: Rest at Namche Bazaar- Acclimatization day
  • Day 06: Trek to Phorste Village (6-7 hrs walk)
  • Day 07: Trek to Machhermo (6-7 hrs walk)
  • Day 08: Trek to Gokyo (5-6 hrs walk)
  • Day 09: Hike to Gokyo RI (5360m/ 17585ft/ 6-7 hrs walk)
  • Day 10: Trek back to Dole (5-6 hrs walk)
  • Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar (6-7 hrs walk)via Khumjung village (3440m/ 11286 ft)
  • Day 12: Trek to Lukla (6-7 hrs walk)
  • Day 13: Flight back to Kathmandu, 35 min
  • Day 14: Departure from Kathmandu.
Detail Itinerary

Trip note

The prime duty of Rising Adventure P. Ltd. is to provide the safety and security. During the trip, some factors beyond our control may affect and cause to change our itinerary such as weather condition, transportation, health condition of our clients and other natural disasters. At this moment, our company gives full authority to our guides for deciding what to do or not to do concerning on the interest of our clients.

While talking about the flight, sometimes it may delay due to the weather condition or the technical problem especially to go to Lukla from Kathmandu. At this time, Rising Adventure can charter either Helicopter or Twin Otter as per the demand of our clients.

We can also customize this trip for a single too according to their requirements.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrives in Kathmandu and transfers to the hotel

    Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by the representative from Rising Adventure at the arrival gate and transferred to hotel.

    • Kathmandu
    • Breakfast
    • Hotel
    • 1350m/ 4429ft
  • Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

    This is your day for sightseeing. So, you are picked up by your tour guide from your hotel. Basically, Kathmandu Sightseeing involves the four UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu. They are Kathmandu Darbar Square, Swayabhunath Stupa,Boudhnath Stupa and the Pashupatinath Temple. However, we also organize other sightseeing tours nearby Kathmandu in accordance with your desires like Patan and Bhaktapur Darbar Squares those too are enlisted in UNESCO.

    In the evening, Rising Adventure will discuss about your trip and introduce our trekking guide as well as other members.

    • Kathmandu
    • Breakfast
    • Hotel
    • 1350m/ 4429ft
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2800m/ 9186 ft/35 min) and trek to Phakding (3-4 hrs walk)

    In the early morning, you will have almost 40 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla which lies at about 2800 m in the Khumbu region of Eastern part of Nepal. While in the aeroplane you can have the great views of the mountains and river valleys. After the arrival at Lukla, our guide will introduce with the porter if you want to have or if your package includes.Then, your trek embarks on to Phkding at almost 2652 m.

    • Phakding
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 2652m/ 8700ft
  • Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (6-7 hrs walk)

    On this day, you will continue your trek for almost 7 hour until you won’t reach to the Namche Bazaar which is taken as the Gateway to Everest. While trekking, you will go on through the breathtaking views such as blue pine forests, firs, junipers and other beautiful scenarios. 

    • Namche Bazaar
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 3440m/ 11286 ft
  • Day 05: Rest at Namche Bazaar- Acclimatization day

    You will spend a day here in order to have rest as well as acclimatize. You can pass your day by exploring the local culture of Namche. You can also visit the museum which describes the traditional customs of the Sherpa and you have an opportunity to visit the highest hotel of the world names as Everest View Hotel. So, you will go for hiking to the Everest View Hotel, from where you can enjoy the stunning sceneries of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Lhotse and so on.

    • Namche Bazaar
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 3440m/ 11286 ft
  • Day 06: Trek to Phorste Village (6-7 hrs walk)

    Your trail will go ahead to Phorse. On the way, you will pass the Mongla Pass, from where you can see the beautliful views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, etc. Then you will descend to Dudhkoshi River at 3250m through the forest of rhododendron along the suspension bridge. Besides, you may have chance to encounter the Himalayan wild animals. 

    • Phorste Village
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 3810m/ 12500 ft
  • Day 07: Trek to Machhermo (6-7 hrs walk)

    Today your trail will follow the last day’s route until the Dudh Koshi River. Then you will reach to Dole through the forest, waterfalls and bridges. Afterwards, you will have a trek almost of 4 hours and reach to Machherma. During your trekking, you will enjoy with the beautiful views of Cho Oyu, Thamserku and so on.

    • Machhermo
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 4470m/ 14665ft
  • Day 08: Trek to Gokyo (5-6 hrs walk)

    Your trail will go ahead ascending the ridge Chorten which is a vantage point for looking the exotic views of both down the valley of Kangtaiga and upwards Cho Oyu. Your walk will pass Pangkha, a palace where an avalanche in 1995 killed 40 people. Then you will descend continuously and finally get into the Gokyo land, the first lake through the metal bridge. After almost of 30 minutes’ walk will take you to the second lake and after about 45 minutes you will reach to the third lake of Gokyo. 

    • Gokyo
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 4790m/ 15715ft
  • Day 09: Hike to Gokyo RI (5360m/ 17585ft/ 6-7 hrs walk)

    Today you are going to have a hike to Gokyo Ri. So, you will hike a very early in the morning. You will ascend to Gokyo Ri and reach within almost 3 hours. After reaching there, you will see the exotic views of the four highest peaks of Nepal out of Eight such as Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu. As a result, you may find yourself very close to the Himalayas. After visiting there, you will come back to Gokyo Valley and have a breakfast. Then you will continue your trek to Thaknak through the second Gokyo Lake and the Ngazumpa glacier.

    • Gokyo
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 4790m/ 15715ft
  • Day 10: Trek back to Dole (5-6 hrs walk)

    You will retrace the route and reach to Dole.

    • Dole
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 4200m/ 13780ft
  • Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar (6-7 hrs walk)via Khumjung village (3440m/ 11286 ft)

    Your trek will go ahead from Namche to Tengboche along the magnificient views of the varieties of mountains. After reaching at Tengboche, you will see the splendid views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kwangde and the beautiful Tibetan Buddhist monastery, known as Tengboche Monastery. Besides, you can also observe the lifestyle of local Sherpas as well as their monastries.Then your trail will continue to Khumjung through the fir forest along the Dudhkoshi River. Finally, you will reach to Khumjung, a valley surrounded by the snowy peaks of Kondge a Thamserku and the sacred Khumbila Peak. In Khumjung, you will visit the Hillary School as well and trek to Namche Bazaar. 

    • Khumjung village
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 3440m/ 11286 ft
  • Day 12: Trek to Lukla (6-7 hrs walk)

    Today after having breakfast trek down to Phakding and finally to Lukla retracing the route.

    • Lukla
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 2800m/ 9186 ft
  • Day 13: Flight back to Kathmandu, 35 min

    You will have a flight early in the morning to Kathmandu following the previous airways. After your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel.

    • Kathmandu
    • Breakfast and Farewell Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 1350m/ 4429ft
  • Day 14: Departure from Kathmandu.

    Today your trip in Nepal comes to an end and the representative from Rising Adventure will take you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight.

    OR, If you want to extend your trip for other activities we will help in arranging. 

    • Breakfast

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Airport picks up and drops by private vehicle
  • Three nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu on the basis of twin sharing including breakfast
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation during the treks
  • Domestic Flight tickets (Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu)
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking period
  • Permit and TIMS cards for trekking
  • Authentic licensed, English speaking trekking guide
  • One porter for two trekkers (weight restrictions apply)
  • Government taxes
  • Farewell dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurants with traditional dance

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepal arrival visa fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Entrance fee for monument places
  • All kinds of drinks
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Other expenses which are not mentioned in "Cost includes"

Useful info

Travel Insurance:

Travel Insurance is compulsory for joining Rising Adventure’s activities. We require your travel insurance must cover the emergency accidents (includes helicopter rescue and air ambulance) with medical expenses and others like cancellation, personal liable, loss of luggage and so on. It helps you to travel freely and confidently. Please be noted that we do not arrange and sell insurance.

Accommodation:

You will be stayed at 3-star hotel whenever you are in Kathmandu during your trip. While doing trekking in the Everest Region, you will be spent your nights at tea houses. If single rooms are available there in mountain, they will be provided and If not, it is needed to spend the nights with twin sharing basis.

Foods:

During your trip in Everest Region, you will be provided only breakfast by the hotel of Kathmandu wherever you stay. Rising Adventure also invites you to have either lunch or dinner in your arrival or farewell by managing the time. But during your trekking, you will be had breakfast and dinner on basis of menu of local tea houses or lodges wherever you spend your nights and your lunch will be provided on the way of your walking. You will taste Nepalese food in most of the places in trekking period; however, there are some tea houses which provide some international food like Chinese, Indian, Continental, Tibetan and so on.

Acclimatization:

The itineraries of Rising Adventure are designed with preventive method especially for AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). We know that AMS occurs while in higher elevation which may cause to kill. So, our company has been organizing the trips in any Himalayan region of Nepal with paying serious attention to AMS. Our pivotal priority always goes to Safety and Security. In addition, all the guides and porters of our company are the trainer of First-Aid. However, we always advices our clients to consult with doctor and be the fit and fine before planning to do any adventurous activities in the higher elevation area whether i.e. in Himalayan region or in hilly region.

Leader(s) & Staff Arrangement:

Rising Adventure has skillful, experienced as well as expert team who operate your trip. Besides, we have such trekking and tour guides who can speak foreign language very well. They are very frank and expertise in the field of culture, ecosystem, history, flora and fauna and so on who make your trip immemorial. In addition, we have many numbers of tour guides and each of them can speak different language very fluently.

At last all the guides of Rising Adventures including Rock climbing and Mountaineering guides have authentic license related to their field. It means they are expert trainers.

Porter Rights:

We believe on “behind every successful man there is a woman”. So, Rising Adventure is also the outcome of our hard worker staffs especially the porters. Rising Adventure wants to make you sure that all the porters of our company are strong physically, behave friendly and speak a lit bit English as well as carry your backpacks very safely. So, Rising Adventure also pays the serious attention towards them. We treat them as equally as our other staffs like guides and office staffs. We even do the insurance of porters while they engage in any types of adventurous activities and also rescue them by providing Helicopter on our own expense whenever they are in dangerous condition. In addition, we have mentioned some rules too in the favour of porters like the weight of one luggage should be up to 20 kg, one porter is only for two travelers and so on.

Health & Experience Requirements:

Trekking in Everest Region is not too risky. You will have almost 6 hours walking during the trek. So, it is better to have past experiences either of hiking or of short days trekking in the higher elevation because you need to walk more times in higher elevation while trekking in this area. However, it is not mandatory to have such experiences, but you need to be fit and fine physically as well as mentally and no any technical skills are required to trek in Everest Region. Anyway, Rising Adventure believes in that if anyone has the strong intention to do something, s/he will be successful definitely due to his/her courageous will. In addition, Rising Adventure strongly advises you to have the regular exercises like jogging, walking, running, etc even for some periods of time before going to trekking because we agree that such types of exercise also helps to do trekking very easily in the higher elevation. At last we advise you to consult with doctor before heading to do any kinds of adventure activities.

Safety and Security:

Safety and Security of the travelers are essential during the trip. It is more important in the adventure activities as trekking, rafting, Jungle Safari, Bungee and other activities. For example you may have valuable things like money, passport, tickets, etc. So, you can use money belt and neck wallet for securing those things.

Rising Adventure suggests you to be aware of safety and security and asks to tell if you face any problems during the trip. We try to manage the possible solutions.

Responsible Tourism:

Many people are directly or indirectly joined in tourism, which is a large industry in Nepal. Different tourist activities are adventurous and some are less adventurous. Rising Adventure is a fully responsible adventure activities organizing company in Nepal. We are government certified and linked with the various tourism institutions. We pay taxes to the government of our travel packages and actions that we arrange and annually renewed. We are always cautious for the clients’ troubles and try to respond to them as soon as possible.

Best Seasons:

Trekking in Everest Region is very best in autumn as well as in spring seasons. So, it is crowded in these both seasons. If anyone prefers to have trekking in less crowded time for enjoying much, s/he can plan for trekking in winter in this area, though, it is cold. Although, it is quite boring to trek in the higher elevation in summer and monsoon seasons due to rainy times, some rain lovers can make a plan to trek even in these seasons because it is also the distinctive experience and you may enjoy this trekking with wet.

Additional Information:

Our website tries to provide details information about the trip. In case of inconvenience you can directly contact us via email or call us at +977 9841645135.