Gokyo Valley Trek- 16Days

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Trekking around Gokyo valley is considered a traditional trek that offers magnificent views of the mountain peaks. And the Ngozumpa Glacier- the largest in Nepal's Himalayas. The image of this region is associated with the soaring views of the most popular mountains in Nepal, at an altitude of 8000m such as Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu which are clearly visible from Gokyo Ri above Gokyo Lake. One of the most remarkable features is the views of the tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung (2922m) located in Khumbu region.
You will leave Khumjung and climb towards Gokyo Lake, passing numerous waterfalls along the way. Gokyo Ri rises above the northern shore of Dudh Pokari, which in the early morning mirrors the golden form of Cho Oyo and from its summit affords unparalleled views of the other Himalayan giants, Makalu, Everest, Gyachung Kang, which are particularly impressive at sunset. You can see Mt. Everest and Himalayan range better than Kala Pattar and Everest Base camp trek. Gokyo valley trekking trails have good Teahouse / lodges facilities management by local Sherpas families. A local hotel / Lodge restaurant provides to the trekkers best and delicious meals. Our company offer Teahouses (Lodges Camp) or Camping (Tents Camp) trekking but lodged camp trekking is very popular because which is cheaper compare with Camping Trekking.

Gokyo Valley Trekking Details : Here is your Itinerary

It's exciting as you fly into Kathmandu if the day is clear. The views from the windows of your plane give you fantastic views of snow-capped mountain peaks begins to stir the excitement in you that makes you feel elated, & this begins a whole link of blissful experiences that stay with you for a long time. Our escort and driver from our office will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Our escort will also help you check into your reserved hotel. At the hotel, you will be oriented on your daily activities. This is your first overnight in the valley of the gods.

Kathmandu is the cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal allowed visitors into its borders. The city presents a wonderful combination of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, its two prime neighboring cities bear immense historical, cultural and religious significances. There will be a half day guided tour to the famous and biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal Boudhanath, the 15th century Palace of 55 windows and Swoyambhunath

This takes about 30 minutes of real scenic flying. We then start our trek from Lukla to Phakding (2640m.) which takes approximately three hours. Lukla is a small town with an airport at one of the highest altitudes in the world. You begin today’s trek from Lukla following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Nupla (5885m) which can be seen in the distance from the opposite bank is a peak atop the Kongde Ridge. You descend a mountainside path that merges into your route to Everest, with views to a green valley on your right; and at its far end, is Kusum Kang at (6367m.) The Dudh Kosi approaches as you pass a Mani wall and arrive at your first teahouse. You continue along a small path with many climbs and descents following the left bank of Dudh Koshi to Phakding. And this is our first Stay overnight at a tea house lodge. 

This takes about four and half hours. The trail starts along a level path on the right bank of the river. Thamserku looms skyward on the opposite bank. You cross a stream and climb the terraced hill from the Dudh Koshi route, to arrive at Bengar. The trail now climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. You continue along a path with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny village of Monjo. You then descend a path of stone steps and return to the right bank over a wooden bridge. After a short climb you come to Jorsale’s teahouse and hotel. Before this, you stop at the National Park Service where a park entrance fee is collected. You follow a short walk along the riverbed of this V-shaped valley where the river forks - the right is the Dudh Koshi and the left is the Bhote Koshi that leads to Nangpa La. After short distance along the Bhote Koshi, you begin the steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. As the mountain trail zigzags uphill, you emerge at a ridge top rest area that offers excellent views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.) after this, the climb eases somewhat, and Namche Bazaar appears ahead as you travel along a path surrounded by pines. Pass the plateau where the Saturday bazaar is held and enter the village. Namche Bazaar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Bhote Koshi. Stay overnight at a lodge.

This is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization at a high altitude before heading off towards Tyangboche. For acclimatization, you walk up for a visit to Khunde Hospital which was set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or take a one hour walk up to Syangboche (3800m.) where Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche for outstanding views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. Our first overnight at bustling Namche

From Namche the route turns west and the trail is almost level as you head up the Bhote Koshi Valley, once a popular trading route into Tibet. After descending to the Bhote Koshi the trail climbs steeply to Thame. From here, there are real good views of the peaks of Teng Kangpoche and Kwangde and to the north are the Nangpa La, the pass leading to Tibet. Thame Gompa is situated above the village overlooking the valley and is the favored site for the spring celebrations of the Mani Rimdu festival. You can also visit Khumbu Bijuli {electricity} Power on the banks of Bhote Koshi. The next place worth visiting is Khare Monastery. Stay overnight at a lodge.

In addition to this, you can visit Thambuchet and Tashi Lapcha Base Camp which divides Khumbu from Dolkha. You can also hike to Samdur peak from where spectacular views of Mt. Everest can be seen. Stay overnight at lodge.

On This day you hike around the villages and interact with the local folks & learn of their culture. You can enjoy the views of the surrounding landscapes with its green vegetation and mountains. Stay overnight at a lodge.

You can visit Nakpa Valley which falls on the old trade route of Tibet. Another attraction is to hike to Darkyachhulung peak. You can also visit Marlung, which is the sacred site of Warfield. Yet another hike can be done to Lake Cho Relmo. Stay overnight at a lodge.

Which takes about six hours. On the way you can observe local activities of which some of them include yak herding. The views of magnificent mountain landscapes and a chance to experience wildlife at high altitudes add fun to your trekking. Stay overnight at a lodge.

Gokyo is situated by the side of the Ngozumpa glacier, known to be the biggest glacier in Nepal. This day you can also do a side trip to the Fifth Lake via the Forth Lake. Or you can trek from Gokyo to Gokyo Ri. Gokyo Ri looms above the village on the northern edge of the lake and you leave camp just after first light, following a steep path up the hillside. As you climb, the summits of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu slowly come into sight and the view from the summit of Gokyo Ri itself is one of the finest to behold in the Everest region - some say it is even better than that from Kala Patthar. Stay overnight at a lodge.

It is a short walk to the village of Machermo following the Dudh Koshi stream. A few yak pastures and some human settlements will be found hereabouts. From here you can get excellent views of Tawache peak. While trekking from Machhermo to Dole, you can enjoy the views of wonderful mountains, scenic landscapes and gushing rivers. Stay overnight at a lodge.

On the way you can view scenic landscapes, green settlements and silver gray mountains. The local activities of yak herding can also be seen. Stay overnight at a lodge.

The last day of your trek retraces your steps from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. The trek is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote-Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla for your overnight stay. Stay overnight at your lodge.

You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. The rest of your day is free. In the evening, we visit a reputed Nepali kitchen for a delicious local Nepali cuisine. As you enjoy your meal, you will be entertained with a thrilling cultural dance performed by the local belles of Kathmandu. You will enjoy your last evening in Kathmandu

'I will be ready to take you to the airport for your onward flight home. This will be a most memorable holiday ever experienced in a lifetime. It has been a wonderful experience meeting you & I sincerely hope that the friendship developed over the weeks will go on to become the friendship of a life time. Take care & sayonara on your way home

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