Gokyo Valley Trek is a perfect Everest trekking package to explore the Himalayan panoramas of the Everest range, Sherpa communities, and their lifestyles, glaciers and glacial Lakes and also the Himalaya flora and fauna. It is a wonderful trip, which also offers the famous five lakes in the Everest region. The mountain views seen on this trip are Mt Everest (8848m), Cho Oyu (8188m), Lhotse (8414m), Makalu (8463m), Nuptse, Thamserku and other peaks from the Gokyo RI (5483m), which is the highest destination of our Gokyo trekking holidays.
The Gokyo trekking is also popular as Gokyo Lake or Gokyo RI treks in the Khumbu region. They stand as the god gifted paradise due to its charm and trekkers feel that once is not enough to explore the Gokyo region. Several Chhortens, monasteries, Mani walls and prayer flags are the attractions mixed up with spectacular landscape, which entice trekkers on this trail.
The trekkers in the Gokyo trekking trail see the exceptional wildlife include the Musk deer, Himalayan Thar, snow leopard, pheasants and Snow cocks in the highest National Park in the world- The Sagarmatha National Park. It is aligned with rhododendron and birch forests. Due to the diverse characteristics of the Gokyo trek, it is regarded as an alternative to the popular Everest Base Camp Trekking. Gokyo RI (5340m) is the highest point of our Everest Gokyo trek with remarkable views of the Himalayas, gleaming Gokyo lakes and Nepal's largest glacier- Ngozumpa Glacier.
The journey to Gokyo Valley offers the cherished sunrise and sunset views over the snow-peaked mountains.
The Gokyo Valley trekking begins after a 35 min. Himalayan flight from Kathmandu. Then it heads forward by following the Dudh Koshi River, entering into the Sagarmatha National Park and continues to the Namche Bazaar. It is a heart of Sherpa land and a wonderful settlement. It is also a good place for acclimatization to prevent high altitude sickness. The trip continually ascends to the Gokyo Valley, Gokyo RI, the best viewpoint of the sacred six Lakes, and retraces all the way to Lukla. Please, contact us for the Gokyo Valley Trekking information.
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Taxes and Entrance Fees
Arrival in Nepal
According to your arrival itinerary in Nepal, Good Vibe Adventure welcomes you at the entry point or at the airport and takes you to the hotel. We also brief you in short about the programs.
Private Tourist vehicle to airport drop and pick up/ round flight trip KTM - LUKLA - KTM.
Food/ Water and Accommodation on Gokyo Lakes Trekking
We provide Standard breakfast in Kathmandu. During the trekking, we provide breakfast and dinner at the lodge and lunch on the trekking trail. We recommend you to bring water purification pills, but you have options of buying bottled water or boiled water as well.
We offer 2-3 star Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu but it can be customized according to your request. And best available lodge in the trekking. Lodges with basic facilities are available in Gokyo Lakes trekking.
Luggage on Gokyo Lakes Trekking
During the trekking, your bag pack will be carried by the porter and you can use your belongings at your desired time. You can just carry a day pack with water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, etc. Except the necessary things, you can deposit your belongings to the hotels locker.
Communication, Electricity and Battery Charge on Gokyo Lakes trekking
Despite some areas, there is network coverage of mobile phone in almost the places. The landline phones are also available for the communication. Electricity or solar powers are available for the mobile charge. It is better to have a spare battery.
It is better to consult with your doctor before going to the Gokyo Lakes trekking . Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)/ High Altitude Sickness can occur during the trekking so proper acclimatization is needed. Please, take your required medicine with you.
Insurance help you to get a quick rescue and the medical expenses. It is an expensive operation from the higher altitude in helicopter. It cuts your economic burden if some accidents happen. Insurance should be done by you.
Best Trekking season for the Gokyo Lakes Trekking
Autumn and spring are the best seasons for Everest Base Camp Trekking. Days are warm and nights are chilling. Mornings are usually clear and fine weather. It can be cloudy around the afternoon and evening. The winter season is more challenging due to the heavy snow fall.
Booking and Payment procedure
20% payment should be paid in advance while you book the trip. It should include Passport copy and flight detail. The rest of 80% payment is payable at your arrival in Nepal. You can pay by your credit card and deposit into the bank account of Good Vibe Adventure from your country and can pay cash after your arrival.
In addition of Everest Base Camp Treks, we can also extend the trip to jungle safari, Lumbini Tour, Nepal Tour, Rafting along with tour activities in Tibet and Bhutan. Please, let us know earlier if you want to extent your trip either inside Nepal or outside of it according to your time management.