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Adventurous Gokyo Valley Trek Over A 15-Day Tour From Kathmandu
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Nature, Trekking, Sightseeing

  • Duration

    15 Days

  • Activity Level


  • Language



Sign up for this traditional trekking tour in the Everest region to Gokyo Valley and enjoy a perfect blend of natural beauty, adventure and diversity. Enjoy the magnificent views of the tallest peak of Himalayas, the Everest, the scores of other big and small Himalayas, the largest glacier in the Nepalese Himalayas and a variety of flora and fauna besides the unique cultured settlements in the region.

  • Trek down the scenic trails of beautiful Gokyo valley and its emerald lakes
  • See the giant high peaks of Cho-Oyu and adjoining mountains
  • Admire panoramic views of the world's four highest mountains at one glimpse from Gokyo Ri
  • Overlook the views of scenic Gokyo Valley with Nepal's longest Ngozumba glacier
  • Day 1- Arrival in Kathmandu expand_more
    • Upon arrival, meet your tour representative at the international airport in Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
    • After refreshments, go for a half-day sightseeing tour to Kathmandu’s Durbar Square. 
    • In the evening, travel from your hotel for a cultural dinner. 

    Stay overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 2- Kathmandu Sightseeing expand_more
    • Tour to the Buddhist and Hindu sights in Kathmandu, probably to Durbar Square, then visit “Swyambhunath”, a Holy site of Hinduism and Buddhism also known as “the monkey temple” as a large number of holy monkeys are living in the north-west part of the temple. 
    • Next, go to “Pashupatinath, a sacred Hindu temple situated on the bank of the Bagmati River.
    • Drive to “Boudhanath Stupa”, one of the biggest and oldest stupas in the world. 
    • Later in the afternoon, attend a pre-trip meeting with your trekking guide in your hotel to get a brief regarding the trek.

    Overnight stay in Kathmandu. 

  • Day 3- Kathmandu - Lukla expand_more
    • Transfer early in the morning to the airport for 35 min short but scenic flight to the Himalayan foothills where you will begin your trek into the Everest region. The views from the plane are stunning, providing dramatic sights of terraced hills and the distant Himalayan giants.
    • After landing at Lukla airport, walk for 3 hours to the town of Phakding with few up and downs along the Dudh Koshi River. 

    Stay overnight at a tea house in Phakding. 

  • Day 4- Namche Bazaar Trek expand_more
    • Today after breakfast, continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River. Cross this majestic river numerous times on exciting suspension bridges decorated with prayer flags. 
    • After entering Sagamartha National Park, from Larja Dobhan, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Everest region. 

    Stay overnight at a tea house In Namche Bazaar.

  • Day 5- Leisure Day expand_more
    • Today is a rest and acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Namche is a colourful village with many wonderful and interesting shops and vendors, fabulous food, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. 
    • Go for an early hike above town before the clouds move in to see a spectacular Himalayan sunrise and views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and the beautiful Ama Dablam.
    • On your way down, visit the Sherpa Museum that exhibits the traditional Sherpa lifestyle and a fabulous photography display by a local Nepalese naturalist. 

    Stay overnight at a tea house. 

  • Day 6- Phortse Tanga Trek expand_more
    • Climb the Khumjung hill and descend east of the village down the broad valley leading the Dudh Koshi from where the route turns to the north. There is a chorten on the ridge top at 3973 m which descends from Khumbila (5761m).
    • Visit Mohang, the birthplace of the re-incarnate Lama of Rongbuk Monastery of Tibet, who introduced Buddhism in the Khumbu region.

    Stay overnight at a tea house. 

  • Day 7- Dole Trek expand_more
    • Start your day with a steep climb out of the valley through rhododendron forests. The trail passes through many Kharkas-the summer settlements used by Sherpas while bringing herds of yaks to graze. The route passes through the territories of Tongba (3950m), Gyele (3960m).

    Stay overnight at a tea house. 

  • Day 8- Machermo Trek expand_more
    • From Dole, climb the trail steadily along the side of the valley. As the altitude increases, you will pass through many summer settlements used when Yaks are taken to these pastures to graze in the summer months.

    • Arrive at Machermo (4410m) after this short day trek. 

  • Day 9- Gokyo Trek expand_more
    • Climb a ridge beyond Machermo for an excellent view of Kantega and Cho-Oyu (8,153m).
    • Descend to the river bank before beginning the climb up to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier. It is a steep climb on the moraine. Afterwards, the trail levels out as it follows the valley past a second lake, known as Longponga, at 4,690m, where you can find the Lama Footprints. Then ascend a boulder-strewn path to Gokyo at 4,750m, on the edge of the third lake. Gokyo is a small settlement but slowly growing with about 6-8 lodges. With its glacial lake and the surrounding high snow-capped mountain, Gokyo certainly makes this place one of the gems of the Khumbu region.

    Stay overnight at a tea house. 

  • Day 10- Gokyo expand_more
    • Today go to the Gokyo Ri (5463m/17923ft) for a sunrise view. 
    • Enjoy a chance to see the entire Mt Everest, Cho-yu, lake in the valley and the biggest glacier, named Na-Jumpa glacier. 
    • Be back at the hotel for breakfast, and in the afternoon, you will have a chance to explore the fifth lake.

    Stay overnight at a tea house. 

  • Day 11- Dole Trek expand_more
    • After a wonderful time, re-trace back to Dole via Machhermo. 

    • Stay overnight at a tea house.

  • Day 12- Namche Trek expand_more
    • Today, after breakfast, start the same trail with a big descend till Phortse Tanga, then ascend to the Mongla dada from where the trail goes slow down to Namche. 

    Stay overnight at a tea house. 

  • Day 13- Lukla Trek expand_more
    • Today, re-trace back to Lukla with a few ups and downs. 

    Stay overnight at a tea house.

  • Day 14- Lukla - Kathmandu expand_more
    • Transfer to the airport for short but scenic flight back to Kathmandu. 
    • Upon arrival, you will be picked up and transferred to the hotel by our airport representative. 

    Stay overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 15- Departure expand_more
    • Transfer to the Tribhuvan International Airport for departure.
What's Included
  • All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
  • Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
  • 03-night twin/double shearing accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with private vehicle
  • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax
  • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS card)
  • A high experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance
  • Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking
  • Safe drinking water and first add kid box
  • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary
What's Excluded
  • Trekking Bag pack
  • Trekking day bag
  • Trekking shoes
  • Sports shoes or sandals
  • Trekking stick
  • Sun Hat, cap
  • Warm woollen cap
  • Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket
  • Pullover or warm sweeter
  • Raincoat
  • 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock
  • Hand gloves
  • 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
  • 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts
  • 3/4 pairs of Underwear
  • Eyeglass
  • Water bottle
  • Sleeping bag
  • Flash or Torchlight
  • Camera and batteries
  • Sun cream
What to bring
  • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag that is to be returned after the trip)
  • Day pack
  • Trekking shoes
  • Sports shoes or sandals
  • Sun Hat/cap
  • Warm woollen cap
  • Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket
  • Waterproof Gore-Tex layer
  • Pullover or warm sweeter
  • Raincoat
  • 4/5 pairs of good quality socks
  • Hand gloves
  • 2/3 pairs of trekking trousers
  • 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts
  • 3/4 pairs of underwear (non-cotton preferred)
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottle
  • 4 season sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it. It is to be returned after the trip)
  •  Flash or Torchlight
  • Camera and batteries
Know before you go
  • A trekker or walker who is able to hike normally 5-6 hours per day carrying a lightweight backpack will be fit enough to do this trekking. There are stone steps up and downs which are uneven and due to some long descents your legs may feel shaky so we recommend the use of walking poles. The maximum altitude of the trek is 5545m, so you need to be careful about your health and the altitude-related risks. To properly acclimatize one needs to walk slowly and drink more water.
  • Generally, you can find bottled water at lower altitude places but it gets harder to find it in higher elevation places and it gets more expensive. In those higher altitudes, we recommend you drink previously boiled water which tea houses sell for a small fee. You can also bring chlorine tablets to purify your water if you wish. Due to the lack of regulation on the discard of plastic bottles, it is probably better to use boiled water, very helpful for the protection of our environment.
  • Hydroelectricity or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, iPod, phone etc. Tea houses or lodges may charge a small fee per hour for charging facilities. We recommend buying adaptors before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal, 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.
  • In your trekking, you might come across some beautiful and sweet children and you may want to distribute balloons, chocolates, money and pens as many trekkers have felt the same. But it is best not to do so because it encourages them to beg. In trekking, keep your valuables safe. Do not leave valuables behind. Ensure that you lock your door when you leave your room and do not hang anything outside at night.
  • Use dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbage in the way where dustbin facilities are not available and conserve the environment.
  • It mainly depends upon spending habits, normally you should allocate US$ 9-12 per meal in Kathmandu and Pokhara. On trekking, US$ 10-15 a day is good enough to buy drinks and chocolates.
  • You should be sufficiently protected and need to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the Himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.
  • All the guesthouses offer hot showers, which can be in the bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. Please note that at high altitudes there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for ecological reasons. Every lodge has some kind of washing facility but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water froze then ask your guide to get a warm bowl of water. Toilets are mainly Asian squat style.  Toilets are outside your room and it varies in how clean they are. You should not through toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use a rubbish bin that is kept inside the toilet.
  • On this trekking route, local people have built tea house lodges with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually has two narrow beds. While staying in the tea houses you will have the opportunity to interact with the charming local people and experience their hospitality.
  • Trekking planner is the government licensed trekking company in Nepal as we can see photos of legal documents in the about us section. Under the following terms and conditions, we accept your booking: We require a non-fundable deposit of 15% as a down payment in advance in order to book flight tickets, hotel booking and Tims Cards, as well as permits. Booking must be done 5 days earlier and the amount can be either, a Bank Transfer, Western Union, Money Gram, or a Credit Card with the balance payable upon your arrival in Nepal.
Meeting Point

Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), Ring Rd, Kathmandu, Nepal

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Price Details
1 To 10 USD 1599 Per Person
9 To 20 USD 1540 Per Person

This is a group tour

Private Tour Price USD 1699
Maximum no. of people 7
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