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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

Trip Facts

Duration: 15 Days

Altitude: 2800m - 5360m

Difficulty: Medium to hard

Season: Spring/Fall&Winter

Group Size: 2 - 10 Trekkers

Accommodation: Tea-house

Starting / Ending: Kathmandu

Equipment: Basic trekking gear

Activities: Trekking, sightseeing, Hiking

Transport : Private vehicle & Domestic Flight

Permits: Sagarmatha National Park Fee and TIMS Card

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft.)

Flying into KTM is a memorable experience with the Himalaya Spread out before you. After landed your flight in Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1350m), our airport representative will be waiting for you with your name written on the placard. We welcome you by offering Tibetan scarf and transfer to the hotel in a private vehicle. There will be a full trek briefing this evening.
Overnight at Hotel 

 

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.
Meals included: bed and breakfast
Overnight at Hotel 

 

Day 03: Scenic flight to Lukla & Trek to Phakding (2610m/8563 ft.),35min flight+4-5hr walk

We fly to Lukla. From here we walk northwards up the valley of the Dudh Koshi (Milk River). We descend from the small plateau, down into the forested valley. After a pleasant hike (3-4hr) we reach out destination Phakding (2,652m).
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 04: Ascent to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft.), 5-6hr walk

From here we follow the Dudh Koshi 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 Koshi, 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 Agateway to Everest Base Camp, Namche Bazaar (3440m).
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 05: Acclimatization walk to Kunde (3840m/ 12598.43 ft.), Everest View, and Khumjung (3780m/ 12401.57 ft.), 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.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 06: Trip to Dole (4110 m/13,152 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’ Aused by the Sherpas to graze their yaks.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

Day 07: Trek continues to Machermo (4,470 m/14,663 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 tosnowcapped peaks to the east and west open up. We soon reach Chortens
and fluttering prayer flags on the outskirts of Machermo (4,470m).
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 08: Trek to Gokyo Lake (4800 m/15,744 ft.), 5-6hr walk

After leaving Machermo, a tremendous range of peaks to the north is revealed with Cho Oyu (8200m) and Gyachung Kang at the heart of it. We continue through Pangar and Na and then climb more steeply through boulder fields. Soon our journey brings us to the impressive and untouched Gokyo Lake.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 09: Climbing Gokyo RI (5360m), 6-7hr walk round

We leave the teahouse early in the morning (this time without the heavy backpack) and complete a steep ascent to Gokyo RI (5360m), a small hill to the north-west of the village offering a fantastic panorama. From the top of the hill we’ll have some incredible views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu,Cholatse, the Ngozumpa Glacier, Taboche, and of course Cho Oyu.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 10: Gokyo Lake 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.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 11: Lungden to Thame (3820m/ 12532.81 ft.), 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.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 12:Thame 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.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 13/14:Descent to Lukla 2840m/9317.585 ft.) & Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft.), 3-4hr walk+35min

We retrace our steps from day 03. Although the path is all downhill, the unrelenting slope places a strain on the knees and trekking poles will come in handy. We take frequent stops where we can have a relaxes tea. Alternatively, if you would like to experience peak climbing then Mera Peak (6470m) climbing with 12 days’ additional days necessary.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner & Bed and Breakfast in Ktm]
Overnight at Teahouse & Hotel in Ktm

 

Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft.)

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

 

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Note: We are flexible to customize the trip itinerary, dates as per your time frame, service standard etc.

Included Services

+ First aid medical kit carried by the guide

+ Fight from Kathmandu to Lukla and return

+ All airport transfers. We’ll pick you up personally

+ Everest National Park Entry Permit for all members

+ Necessary paper works, all government and local taxes

+ Trekkers Information Management System [TIMS] registration card

+ Full board meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner/main course) during the trek

+ Duffel bag and trekking map (Duffel to be returned after trip completion)

+ Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu with host family

+ Sightseeing in Kathmandu by private vehicle and professional English speaking guide

+ Accommodation during the trek in carefully selected teahouses as per the itinerary

+ 1 porter (between two clients) to carry your luggage during the trek (max 20 kg; i.e. 10kg pP

+ Accommodation in a quality 3* hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu as per the itinerary [upgrade possible]

+ Private trek with an English speaking government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance)


Excluded Services

- Tips for Guide & Porter

- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu

- International Airfare to and from your country

- Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in doubt

- Hot shower, battery charges (available at extra cost in lodges, sometimes free)

- Travel & Health Insurance [needs to cover Emergency Helicopter Rescue at altitude]

- Nepal Visa fee for on arrival entry visa (US$ 25 or equivalent for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days & US$ 100 for 90 days. You also require 2 passport sized photos)

- Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks and boiled water as well as snacks, deserts etc. during the trek

- Unforeseen expenses not under our control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs etc.

Extra time and expenses due to flight cancellation or delay

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. Cancellation and the delay of the trip only occur starting and end of the trip during the flight day. In case of the flight cancellation due to bad weather, extra expenses (Airport drop and pick up, extra night in hotel, Guide and porter extra days wages, except the number of days included in the package extra days extension due to flight cancellation or some other reason from individual clients must bear by themselves, etc.) might occurred which are not included in the package and one should ready to bear those expense. We also arrange for a Heli charter from Kathmandu to Lukla or return instead but this adds significant extra cost. While chartering heli because of the flight cancellation, the cost of the fare tickets will be deducted from the heli cost. We highly recommend that you take potential delays into account and allow for a week extra day in Kathmandu. Because of the flight delay, there will be changes in your travel date. Make sure that all the extra expenses occurred due to the unforeseen condition will be bear by your travel insurance company.

Equipment

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


 

 

Useful 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.

Start from: USD1265
USD1195
Duration
15 Days
Season
Spring/Fall/Winter
Region
Khumbu - Nepal
Grade
Medium
Altitude
5360m
Walking
5hr
Accommodation
Teahouse