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Gokyo Trek
Gokyo Trek
Gokyo Trek
Gokyo Trek

Everest busy? Have a do Gokyo incredible alternative, which climbs the valley to the west of Everest to the valley of Gokyo & five sacred lakes on the marine beside the Ngozumpa Glacier.

The Gokyo Trek is one of our favourite treks and we’d be delighted to help you explore this impressive region in Nepal.

The trek to Gokyo is the surprising jewel of the Khumbu. Make a trip to Gokyo if you found Everest is busy. This trip is as high as the Everest Base camp and offers similarly jaw-dropping scenery and the trails are less crowded, the lodges quieter. The view of the North Face of Everest is more extensive and whole airy panorama captivation. The trail follows the Everest Base Camp route as far as Sanasa, above Namche Bazaar, and then branches off the main valley to follow the Dudh Kosi its source - a series of emerald-green lakes along the moraine of the Ngozumpa Glacier. The Valley of the Dudh Kosi from Dole to Gokyo unlocks its secrets slowly. Beside the largest of these lakes in a valley of snow peaks, the great mass of Cho Oyu and secretive Gyachung Kang sparkle at the head of the valley. Picture-Postcard turquoise lakes sit serenely below these icy bastions. Gokyo village is a perfect destination than Gorak Shep, the trail is very well developed with comfortable and quirky tea houses along the way, not least because it is a proper Sherpa village, complete with huge herds of yaks. You will climb to Gokyo RI (5360mm) for heart-stopping view over Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Makalu and finally take the recently accessible Renjo La pass to Thame and thence to Thame.

The definitive Gokyo Trek, flying into Lukla. Enjoy the natural openhearted friendliness of the Sherpa people and glacial valleys into unparalleled scenery. Along the way, you will see some of the most impressive mountains, favourite of many visitors – Ama Dablam.

With Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure, you'll not only be able to enjoy this unique landscape but you'll also have the chance to observe the traditions and rituals of the local Sherpa people. We put great emphasis on authentic experiences and our professional local guides will introduce you to their culture.

All our treks are often set-aside as non-public journeys - no massive, impersonal teams however tiny, individual experiences. Let Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure take you on your very own adventure trek to Gokyo. You can start Gokyo Trek from Sir Edmund Hillary path too (Jiri). The route is less-crowded and breathtakingly landscapes.

If you would like to overview Mt. Everest from certain distance and explore colourful Himalayan Sherpa villages, I recommend you to book Everest Panorama Trek. If you would like to reach at Everest Base Camp, I would like to recommend you to book Everest Base Camp Trek. If you are thinking to do trek in Khumbu's three high passes, have a book Everest Three High Passes Trek.  


Is Peak Climbing your passion and dream?

Have a book any one of these trip; Island Peak Climbing, Mera Peak Climbing, Ama Dablam Expedition with us and make your dream true.

Highlights:

  • Scenic Lukla flights
  • Explore Solukhumbu - the Sherpa heartland
  • Visiting Gokyo Lakes, Ri and Gokyo Valley, Renjo La Pass
  • Extensive and whole airy panorama views of Ngozumpa Glacier, Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu from Gokyo

Itinerary

01

Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft. ), transfer to hotel

Flying into Kathmandu is a memorable experience with the Himalaya spread out. Timepass is so quickly, enjoying the views of marvelous Himalayan ranges along with the world's highest peak Mount Everest while being on this flight. The flight will land at (TIA) Tribhuwan International Airport at 1350m , where you will receive Nepal entry visa which can be obtained in advance or on entry and for the visa process at Kathmandu TIA, you will take around 45min, it depends on the number of people in a queue. For the Nepal entry visa information, have a visit Department of Immigation, Nepal governemtn official site After you will exit from the gate, where you will see our representative waiting for you withholding placard written with the company name. Representative welcome you by offering holy Tibetan scarf and transfer to the hotel in private vehicle. It takes around 30min to reach at Thamel from TIA via means of private transportation. The scenes of Pashupatinath, city, full of various vehicles, peoples make your pick up and drop off journey make enjoyable and amazing, then we reach the hotel and take rest. Thamel is full of restaurants, shopping centers, and good accommodation. Trek briefing and afterward invited to a host family for welcome dinner.
[Included meals: Welcome drink]
Overnight at hotel

02

Day 02

Kathmandu sightseeing

The day is spent visiting UNESCO World Heritage and cultural sites of Kathmandu. You will visit to ancient Buddhist and Hindu holy sites Swayambhu(Monkey Temple), planet's tallest Boudha Stupa, open cremation and sacred Hindu Temple Pashupatinath. After visit these three places return to hotel and prepare for trek and explore the tourist hub of Nepal Thamel where you can easily find all you need for trekking. Or if you just want to relax there are many cafes and bakeries serving excellent local tea and coffee. It is best to avoid the street food.
[Included meals: bed and breakfast]
Overnight at hotel

03

Day 03

Scenic flight to Lukla & trek to Phakding (2610m/8563ft.),4-5hr walk

In the moring at 6:00 am, we move toward Tribhuwan International Airport with carrying packed breakfast, it takes us 25min to land at Tenzing–Hillary Airport in Khumbu and it is also called Lukla Airport, there we get our stuff. Timepass is so quickly, enjoying the views of marvelous Himalayan ranges while being on this flight. The amazing scene of naked hills,Himalayas, diverse landscapes, the settlement at the bottom of fills, agriculture lands, full of crops makes the journey more enjoyable, then we reach the Lukla Airport(2860m), there you will meet our team Sherpas. We take a short break while the porters sort out your baggage that they will be carrying on a trek. To ensure that no one is overloaded, we do not allow any of our sherpas to carry more than 22kg. While on the trail, you will see many porters carrying three or four times this, sometimes even more.

To break you in gently, the first day of the trek involves just three to four hours walking, mostly downhill first to Thado Koshi (about 2 hours), before gently climbing again to Phakding where we stop for lunch and have the afternoon free. If you want to explore further, you can visit Rimijung Monastery that is about an hour up the hillside from Phakding village.
Overnight at Teahouse

04

Day 04

Ascent to Namche Bazaar(3440m/11286ft.), 4-5hr walk

From here we follow the Dudh Kosi northwards. The trail will take us through magnificent forests of rhododendron, giant fir and magnolia. From Jorsale (2,805m), we cross the west fork of the river, the Bhote Kosi, and start the steep climb to Namche Bazaar. The trail offers us stunning views of nearby 6000m peaks. After about 5hrs we reach the Sherpa village and gateway to Everest Base Camp, Namche Bazaar (3440m).
Overnight at Teahouse

05

Day 05

Acclimatization day walk to Everest View hotel, 3-4hr walk

We leave Namche and ascent to the Everest View Hotel. The hotel terrace offers splendid views of Everest and Ama Dablam. We continue the walk to the villages of Kunde and Khumjung, where we visit the Edmund Hillary hospital. Afterwards we return to Namche where we have a relaxed afternoon.
Overnight at Teahouse

06

Day 06

Trek to Dole (4110 m/13152 ft.),5-6hr walk

We have a long day ahead with a prolonged up and down over progressively smaller paths. We first follow the Everest trail and then make a sharp left turn to a side valley. After a steep section, we reach the small village of Dole (4200m). From here you will see many Kharkas, summer ‘settlements’
used by the Sherpas to graze their yaks.
Overnight at Teahouse

07

Day 07

Trek to Machermo (4470 m/14663 ft.), 4-5hr walk

Today we have a relatively short section ahead in order to moderate the ascent rate. We pass a few small settlements and you’ll notice the landscape become increasingly barren. However great views to snowcapped peaks to the east and west open up. We soon reach Chortens and
fluttering prayer flags on the outskirts of Machhermo (4,470m).
Overnight at Teahouse

08

Day 08

Trek to Gokyo Lakes (4800 m/15744 ft.),5- 6hr walk

A steep climb leads up the moraine of the Ngozumba Glacier, the largest glacier in Nepal, past small lakes to the tiny kharka of Gokyo. Though strenuous, today is a rewarding day of trekking. We start with a steep climb up to the ridge above Machhermo, where we will get great views looking back towards Kantega and good views in front of you towards Cho Oyu. The trail levels as you pass Pangka and Nilibuk, and then we start to climb again, along with a narrow staircase trail to a small bridge that takes you to the first of the five lakes at Gokyo. The trail is flat but the 4700m altitude slows you down. After you pass the second lake you eventually reach Gokyo itself, which is located beside the much larger third lake. If we still have the energy, we might like to take a short walk up onto the ridge that overlooks Ngozumba Glacier.
Overnight at Teahouse

09

Day 09

Trek to Gokyo RI(5360m/17585ft.) retrace to gokyo & continue to Tangnak, walk 6-7hr walk

An early start, it takes about 45 minutes to reach the top of Gokyo Ri (5360m), one of the highlights of your trek. The view is every bit as impressive as that from Kala Pattar, near Everest Base Camp. Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse and Tawachee are all visible, the tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu, Ngojumba I and II and Gyachung Kang is one of the most dramatic sights of the Khumbu region – resembling a folding screen of ice, snow and rock. Below are the Ngojumba Glacier and serene glacial lakes.

Returning to Gokyo, you then set off for Tangnak. Your trail starts by climbing to the crest of the moraine that overlooks the Ngozumbo Glacier. Our route across the glacier is well marked with cairns but you need to take care as the path is narrow and can be icy. The trail goes up and down as we go to the eastern side of the Gokyo Valley. We stay the night at Tangnak (4,700m) that is at the foot of the Cho La Pass.
Overnight at Teahouse

10

Day 10

Trek to Lungden (4370m/14337.27 ft.) over Renjo La (5360m/ 17585.3 ft.), 6-9hr walk

We follow Gokyo RI trail and further turn south. Heading close to the lakeshores, the route is soon marked by cairns. It’s not excessively steep,later beyond steeper rocky terrain the final push is tiring. Views from the Renjo La are unreal with Everest dominating the panorama. From here we follow descend trail & passing several Yak Kharkas and reach at Lungden.
Overnight at Teahouse

11

Day 11

Trek to Thame (3820m/12532ft.), 4-5hr walk

Trek commence with descends to Marulung (4210m) continuing down the west side of the valley, our trail crosses the Langmuche Khola that drains from the Dig Tso. After we follow Bhote Koshi and climb to Thame. In Thame we visit monastery and surrounding en route. The day we can stop Namche rather Thame but we might miss beautiful monastery. Thame is a very traditional.
Overnight at Teahouse

12

Day 12

Trek to Phakding (2610m/8563 ft.), 7-8hr walk

From here we begin trek with descends to the Bhote Koshi and crosses a steel box bridge at the end of canyon section carved by the river. Trail nowclimbs a little before setting into an easy downhill gradient, cross the Theban Khola and continue on a broad trail through pine forest all the way to Namche. From Namche, retrace our steps down to Phakding.Alternatively, you can extend the trip and continue to the Rolwaling Tashi Laptse Pass Trek (5780m) from Thame or if you would like to experience peak climbing then Pharchamo (6187m) Peak Climbing with only a few additional days necessary.
Overnight at Teahouse

13

Day 13

Trek return to Lukla (2840/ 9318 ft.), 7-8hr walk

After Overnight at Namche, early morning we will descend back to Lukla. The trekking though the trail will be exciting as well as easier as it will go through the forest of rhododendron and pines. We will pass Monjo after a short walk and then to Phakding. We stay on the same trail and approximately 7- 8 hours of the trek we will finally be reaching Lukla.
Overnight at teahouse

14

Day 14

Scenic fly back to Manthali & drive to Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft.), fly 15min+4-5hrdrive

We fly back to Manthali (Ramechhap) airport and transfer to our hotel in Kathmandu. At this time of day there can be heavy traffic, especially coming into Kathmandu itself, and the drive is likely to take 5 hours or more.
Overnight at hotel

15

Day 15

Final Departure, transfer to Airport

A representative of IHSA will drop off you at the airport by private vehicle.
[Included meals: Breakfast]

 

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We offer 3 packages: Basic, comfort & Full Board. Our Basic takes care of your trek, comfort include trek with your stay in Kathmandu along with all airport transfers personally while Full Board include entire meals in the mountains during the trek. Three can be flexibly adjusted to your requirements. 

Basic Offer

Price : €865 per person with group size of 2

  • Trek with an English speaking govt licensed trekking guide
  • 1 porter (betn two clients) to carry your luggage during the trek (max 24 kg; i.e. 12kg pP)
  • Accommodation during the trek in carefully selected teahouses as per the itinerary
  • Round trip flight tickets, duffel bag and trekking map
  • Everest National Park Entry Permit
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu rural municipality Entrance Permit
  • Trekkers Information Management System [TIMS] registration card
  • Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu by the host family at Typical Nepali Cultural Restaurant
  • First aid medical kit, oxymeters to check pulse, heart rate & oxygen saturation carried by guide

Comfort Offer

Price: €945 per person with group size of 2

As Basic and

  • 2N in 3* and 1N in 4* hotel in KTM on B/B plan as per the itinerary [upgrade possible]
  • Airport pick up & drop off personally

Full Board Offer

Price: Have a kindly make an enquiry for the Full Board tour cost. Because the cost depends on the meals chosen by you.

As Comfort and

  • Full board meals in the mountains during the trek

Group Discount:

There is a further discount for larger groups. Please contacts us for details at mytrek2nepal@gmail.com


Trek Duration:

The Trek duration can be shorten or extend depending on time and fitness


Excluded Services

  • International Airfare to and from your country
  • Nepal visa (USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days, two passport photographs required). For the further more information, have visit Nepal Immigration Department official website. 
  • Insurance - Following stated things must be submit while you do trips through (IHSA)
  • You must submit copy of your insurance certificate included standard policies that covers trekking activities up to 5000m
  • Your Insuarnce policy must cover accidents, medical expenses, and emergency evacuation including helicopter rescue upto 5000m and it is excluded in the trip price
  • At the time of you do Insurance you should read the policy carefully whether your requirements are included or not
  • IHSA also recommends your insurance policy covers cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects
  • Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks & boiled water as well as snacks, deserts etc. during the trek
  • Tipping is a culture in Nepal and is expected by your staff (guides, porters, drivers)
  • Hot shower, wifi, battery charges (available at extra cost in lodges, sometimes free)
  • Unforeseen expenses not under our control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather-related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs, etc
  • Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in doubt

Equipment Lists

Have a kindly bring following stated equipment for the trek. The equipment you can buy in Kathmandu with different quality in good price.

Luggage:
1 rucksack or day pack: The bag is for to accommodate a sweater, rain gear, water bottle, camera and accessories and any miscellaneous items you need to have during the day. We recommend a pack with at least 1450cu. In capacity, or smaller if you are not carrying a large amount of camera equipment.


1 large duffel bag: IHSA provide 30" x 14" large duffel bag with a full-length zipper and handles. The Luggage is for to carry all your personal gear on the trekking. The Duffel bag to be returned after trip completion.


Head and Face Gear:
1. Sunhat
2. Sunglasses
3. Warm hat
4. Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor
5. Lip balm with a high SPF factor
6. An emergency light


Hands:
Lightweight gloves


Inner Clothing:
1. T-shirts
2. Thermal underwear- Top and bottom. Synthetic is best
3. Underwear
4. Trousers- (comfortable) One thin, one thick and warm


Outer Clothing:
1. down Jacket
2. Fleece Jacket (or a windproof jacket)
3. Waterproof jacket with a hood (or a poncho)
4. Waterproof pants
5. Baggy pants
6. gloves
7. 1 sweater to be worn under the fleece jacket


Footwear:
1. Light weight comfortable walking boot
2. 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.
4. 2 pairs of thin socks to be worn under the woolen socks
5. One pair of sandals or comfortable shoes for camp


Drinking Equipment; Water Bottle
Purification equipment-Tap water will be provided but further purification with iodine or purification tablets is highly recommended.


Sleeping and Carrying Equipment:
1. 30-40 liter daypack
2. Water Proof Bag-A water proof bag to cover the rucksack
3. Sleeping Bag- Please brings a bag that can resist temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius


Personal Medical Kit:
1. Bandage for sprains
2. Plasters/Band-aids
3. Iodine or water filters
4. Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters
5. Antiseptic ointment for cuts
6. Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)
7. Aspirin/paracetamol - general painkiller
8. Oral rehydration salts
9. Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)
10. Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)
11. Diarrhea stopper (Imodium - optional)
12. Diamox (altitude sickness - can be bought in Kathmandu)
13. Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)


Extras/Luxuries:
1. Binoculars
2. Reading book
3. Journal & Pens
5. Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble


Toiletries:
1. 1 medium sized quick drying towel
2. Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
3. Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
4. Deodorant
5. Nail clippers
6. Face and body moisturize
7. Feminine hygiene products
8. Small mirror


 

 

Information

Nepal Visas

You need visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or on entry. If you wish to apply before departure the current visa cost is £20 for a 15 day visa and £35 for a 30 day visa for UK passport holders. The current cost of a visa on arrival is US$25 for 15 days, US$40 for 30 days or if extending your stay $100 for 90 days. All are multiple entry. The visa on arrival fee can be paid for in cash in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. You will also need a passport photo. Application forms are available in the immigration hall (or for electronic passports there are visa registration machines which, after inserting your passport, automatically fill out a form for you). You must firstly join the queue to pay the visa fee, and then go to the relevant immigration desk to obtain your 15, 30 or 90 day visa stamp. There can be long queues for visas on arrival.


Travelers Insurance

While you do trips through Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure, you will submit copy of your insurance certificate. Your insurance policy must coverage accidents, medical expenses and emergency evacuation including helicopter rescue and then personal liability. At the time of you do Insurance you should read the policy carefully whether your requirements are included or not. Incredible Himalayan Sherpa also advocated your Insurance policy coverage cancellation curtailment, loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have must proof of the Insurance receipt, you will do initiative otherwise you can’t get any compensation.


Helicopter Evacuation

Sometimes, Helicopter rescue situations can come due to unexpected accident, bad weather, road obstruction/blocked or other reasons. Anywhere you options for a helicopter trip in order to back to home early due to health issue and due to an emergency that may arise during the trip. In any cases, the expense of any helicopter flight is the only responsibility of you or your policy should be coverage in this cases.


Flexible Timing

The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla significantly reduces the journey time compared to the trek via Jiri (which we also offer). The flight is the shortest and most popular way of gaining access to the region but the mountain weather is notoriously unpredictable and sometimes even during the best part of the season, flights are delayed or postponed for one or more days. We can also arrange for a Heli charter from Kathmandu to Lukla instead but this adds significant extra cost. We highly recommend that you take potential delays into account and allow for a week extra day in Kathmandu.


Money and Tipping

Money and Tipping; It is best to bring a mixture of cash and traveler’s checks in a major currency [some currencies are not convertible to NPR]. USD, GBP, CAD, EUR, and AUD are generally fine. Ensure you have also small denominations. As a guideline for baseline spending money we suggest USD 10 - 15 per meal in Kathmandu(if you drink or smoke or plan some major shopping this could be higher). You should exchange enough money into Nepalese Rupees to last the entire time of your trek BEFORE leaving Kathmandu. There are no exchange facilities in the villages along the trail but plenty of money changers in KTM.

Tipping is, Since the 1960s when trekking in Nepal was developed, there has been a tradition for groups and independent visitors to tip their crews at the end of a trek but tips are not included in the trip price.

Price


Twin Share Basis

€865
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Duration

15 Days

Season

Spring/Fall/Winter

Region

Khumbu - Nepal

Grade

Medium

Altitude

5360m

Walking

5hr

Accommodation

Teahouse

Trip Type

Private & Group Join

Transportation

Private Car & Flight

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