Trip Difficulty
13 Days

Gokyo Valley Trek is a grand trip in the Everest region of Nepal, renowned as an alternative trek of the Everest Base Camp. The trail to Gokyo Trek is less trafficked and the attractions are abundant. Gokyo Valley Trek offers sensational and panoramic mountain views along with the exploration of crystal clear turquoise lakes.

It is an adventurous journey, which is demanding of your physical fitness and acclimatization. After exploring the cultural heritages around the Kathmandu valley, you fly to Lukla and begin the trek above the Dudh Koshi River and the forest.

Crossing various suspension bridges, you reach to Jorsalle, from where Sagarmatha National Park begins. The UNESCO listed natural heritage site is the home to various floras and faunas including endangered animals like musk deer, snow leopard, and red panda.

The trail continues all the way to the Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar. Exploring the Sherpa culture, heritages and communities, you can have good acclimatization.

Approaching the journey to the Gokyo Valley, you walk through the blooming rhododendron and pine forest towards Dole with a chance to see Musk Deer. Passing the first and second Gokyo Lakes, the trek ultimately leads to the third lake, besides where the Gokyo valley lies.

On the exploration day, hiking to Gokyo Ri, there comes an opportunity to witness the Himalayan wonders including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu. During the hike to Gokyo Ri, Ngozumba glacier – the longest glacier in the Himalayas can be seen as well.

Autumn and Spring are the best seasons for this amazing Gokyo Valley trek.

  • Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02City tour and sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley
  • Day 03Early flight to Lukla (2800m) and Trek to Phakding (2610m)
  • Day 04Trek to Namche (3440m)
  • Day 05Acclimatization Day at Namche
  • Day 06Trek to Dole (4200m)
  • Day 07Trek to Macchermo (4470m)
  • Day 08Trek to Gokyo (4780m)
  • Day 09Hike to Gokyo-Ri (5420m) and Trek down to Macchermo
  • Day 10Trek down to Namche
  • Day 11Trek down to Lukla.
  • Day 12Early flight back to Kathmandu
  • Day 13Final departure

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