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Gokyo Valley Trek-11 days Trekking to Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri Peak Trek in Nepal

Gokyo Valley Trek 11 days will take you to pristine glacial lakes-the Gokyo Lake for challenging and thrilling trek experience.The Gokyo Valley Trek is an alternative to the traditional Everest Base Camp trek.This is the best destination to avoid crowded trekking routes in Everest.The actual trail of Gokyo Valley Trek starts from Lukla and walking through remote settlements, deep valleys, and gorges to the top of Gokyo Ri peak. Gokyo Valley and Gokyo Ri Trek offers splendid views of the Himalayas peaks and the Ngozumpa Glacier- the largest in Nepal's Himalayas. Likewise,Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri trek gives you an amazing trekking experience with stunning views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Shisapangma, Makalu and Cho Oyu. Gokyo Valley is also home to the highest freshwater lakes and glaciers, so the trek is suitable for limited time trekkers. The most picturesque Gokyo Valley lies towards the west of the most famous Khumbu region. The stunning Gokyo valley attracts many trekkers from all over the world. For booking and inquiry, the 11 day Gokyo valley Trek in Nepal, please email us at [email protected] and call or message on Whats App at +977 9851023742.

Trek Facts

Trek Name: Gokyo Valley Trek 

Trek Duration: 11 Days

Trek Difficulty: Moderate

Trek  Season: Sep to Mar, Jan to June

Trek Altitude: 1,300m-5,500m

Trek Cost: USD 980-USD 1560

Group Size:01 - 12 people

Trek Package: Private/Group Trek

Mode of Transfer: Car/Flight

Start/End of Trip: Kathmandu/Kathmandu

Gokyo Valley Trek 11 days is the shortest trek to Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri  trek in Everest Nepal. 

  • Gokyo Valley Trek
  • 11 Days Itinerary
  • Cost in Details
  • Trekking Equipment
  • FAQs

Gokyo valley trek to Gokyo Lakes, and climb Gokyo Ri peak is a blend of adventure with an alternative to Everest Base Camp Trek. The secluded beauty of Gokyo Valley offers an opportunity to trek to the summit of Gokyo Ri peak at 5340m revealing a magnificent views of the highest mountains in the world, including Mt Everest, Makalu and Cho Oyu. On the left of Khumbu Valley, there is a beautiful Gokyo Valley which is also a famous trekking trail in Everest by the name of Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri Peak trek as well. There exists series of high alpine lakes, often known as Gokyo Valley as well as Gokyo Lake/Ri Trek is shorter than the Everest Base Camp Trekking. 

Gokyo RI Peak at a height of 5364m is the highest point of 11 days Gokyo valley trek. It offers fascinating view of Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu. An excellent 10 nights 11  days  Gokyo valley trek with multiple options for extending this trekking holidays. Also possible either traverse to Everest Base Camp via Chola Pass  and Thame via Renjo La Pass. This is a demanding grade trek trail.  The Gokyo valley trek route is as Kathmandu, Lukla, Phakding, Namche bazaar, Dole, Machhermo, Gokyo Lake, Gokyo Ri peak and return to Lukla to get flight back to Kathmandu.

Day 01: Kathmandu to Lukla
Kathmandu to Lukla flight and trek to Phakding (2610m)
Day 02: Phakding to Namche (3440m)
Trek to Namche for 6/7 hours uphill walk via Monjo and Jorsalle.
Day 03: Acclimatization day in Namche (3440m)
Explore Khumjung and Everest View Hotel, Sherpa Museum and Hillary Memorial.
Day 04: Namche to Dole (4200m)
Trek for 5/6 hours uphill trek to Dole.
Day 05: Dole to Machhermo (4470 m)
Trek for 5/6 hours to Machhermo.
Day 06: Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4790m)
Breakfast and trek for 5/6 hours to Gokyo Lake.
Day 07:  Gokyo to Dole.
Morning hike to Gokyo RI and trek down to Dole (4110 m)
Day 08: Dole to Namche (3440m)
Trek on downhill trail to Namche bazaar.
Day 09: Trek from Namche to Phakding (2610m)
Day 10: Phakding to Lukla (2840m)
Trek back to Lukla, it takes 6/7 hours walk.
Day 11: Lukla to Kathmandu
Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla(1300m)

Cost Includes

  • Airport Transfer - Hotel/Airport/ Hotel.
  • Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu Flight of guide and clients
  • Twin sharing neat and clean tea houses accommodation during the trek.
  • 3 times meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Trekking Permit – National Park fee and TIMS card
  • English speaking guide and all his flight, insurance, meals, salary and accommodation.
  • All government Taxes and Company service charges

Cost Not Includes

  • Airport pick and departure transfer
  • Hotel Accommodation and Meals- lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Expenses of personal natures like internet, telephone, WiFi, Laundry, hot shower, battery charging fee for mobile and camera.
  • Any kind of drinks and desert like coke, Mineral water, hot water, tea, coffee, beer, whisky.
  • Travel insurance in case of emergency for rescue helicopter and other medication.
  • Upgrade accommodation like room with private toilet.
  • Porter to carry luggage - on clients request- we organize porter on additional cost. 
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • All the cost not mention on above cost includes

Trek Gear List: No need to bring unnecessary trekking equipment with you for trekking in Nepal. The following trekking equipment and gears are recommended before trekking in Nepal. Most of the trekking equipment what you will need can be rented or purchased  in Nepal either in Kathmandu or Pokhara at cheap price. We will help you with the necessary arrangements. Except your day pack all the luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking part of the trip can be stored in the storage room of hotel without extra cost.
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection
Lower Body:
Under Garments
Hiking shorts
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Thin, lightweight inner socks
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
Upper Body:
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket
Lightweight gloves
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
Sleeping bag rated to zero DC 
Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
Trekking Bags/Duffel bag 
Basic First Aid Kit
Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry insidetrekbag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Trekking Poles
Water bottle (2) or camel bag
Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
1 medium sized quick drying towel
Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
Nail clippers
Face and body moisturizer
Feminine hygiene products
Small mirror
Personal Hygiene:
Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti bacterial hands wash
Trail Map/Guide book
Journal & Pen
Pencils and small notebooks
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
Modest swim suits (for Kathmandu)

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