15 Days Everest Gokyo Valley Trekking

  • Duration 15 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Start/End Kathmandu
  • Style Lodge/Tea House
  • Group Size 2+
  • Max Altitude 5357m Gokyo Ri
  • Best Time March to June and September to December
All Inclusive PriceUS $1599US $1699
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  • Trekking in the beautiful landscapes of the Gokyo Valley within hidden corners of high Khumbu and Everest region
  • Get glimpses of the Himalayas and sunrises/sunsets from various viewpoints
  • Excursion around gokyo-Ri for spectacular Mountain viewsGokyo lakes and its surrounding village settlement
  • Visiting various landmarks of Namche Bazaar, including Sherpa museum
  • Exploring cultural landscapes, traditional lifestyle, and heritage of the Sherpa community
  • A closer look into the endangered wildlife exploration of the region
  • Heart warming hospitality of local Sherpa people

Trip Introduction: 15 Days Everest Gokyo Valley Trekking 2022,2023 - A trekking trail of beautiful valleys in the Khumbu region

‘picturesque Gokyo lakes with super views of world four highest peaks’

The 15 Days Everest Gokyo Valley trekking route is one of the finest trekking circuits that sidestep the crowded trails to the Everest Base Camp trek. This incredible trekking path passes through the Sagarmatha National Park providing astonishing glimpses and splendid views of the iconic peaks. Gokyo Valley Trekking is a nature's fairy tale of picturesque landscapes, serene lakes to frozen glaciers and pristine land of snowflakes.

Gokyo Valley a picturesque heaven is located seemingly close to Ngozumpa glacier. It is one of the longest glaciers of Nepal Himalaya that feeds the lakes of Gokyo and the main source of Dudh Kosi River. The valley provides an opportunity to meet the 27 snow-capped peaks in the Everest Himalayan region. The 4 major peaks of 8000m such as the Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt Cho Oyu glorify this paradisiacal abode.

15 Days Gokyo Valley Trekking Journey

The spiritual and untouched land of 15 days Gokyo valley trekking trail journey begins from the capital city of Nepal Kathmandu. An early morning swift and scenic flight takes you over to a small hamlet of Lukla. It is one of the busiest and a popular town with an airstrip known for its jaw dropping landing. This is a renowned hub for treks and other adventures that takes place around the Khumbu, Everest region.  From here the trek initiates and reaches as far as to the Sherpa town of Namche.
 It all begins with a gradual walk that follows on nice pleasant trail following the Dudh Kosi River for a while. It then goes past the lovely village of Phakding, and then Monjo. These ideal villages are adorned with Buddhist religious monuments of prayer walls and spinning wheels before it enters the Sagarmatha National Park, (Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepali while local Sherpa calls Chomolungma). 

Further taking on the few suspension bridges it leads us to the serene forests of rhododendron and pine trees following the river bank and then a climb into the famous Namche Bazaar. Namche is where we acclimatize and hike around its viewpoint where you can catch glimpse of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and other mountain range with beautiful Amadablam. 

Spending quality time here is inevitable especially the busy market that comes alive on Saturdays in particular. Getting on with the trek we take to the north well marked path giving us apparently stunning views of Khumbu mountain range with Everest.

From here the climb takes you over Mong Hill and then back towards Dudh Kosi River. Making an uphill ascend within a gorge covered within lush vegetation and dense tree lines is a likely and a very prominent observation.

 After days of the trek from Namche heading past Dole where tree lines gives way to short alpine bushes we continue walking high above Dudh Kosi River. Following on an easy trail having our sights set on an array of first and second lakes we finally hit our third and destined Lake of Gokyo.

 At Gokyo we are greeted with astonishing views of Gokyo-Ri turquoise-colored lakes with Ngozumpa glacier. We spend some time here enjoying the best moments and retrace back on the same scenic trail. 

The trail leads us downhill past Machhermo, Luza, Dole, Namche and then to Lukla. An overnight at Lukla marks the end of our Gokyo valley trekking in Nepal. With memories still fresh in our minds early next morning we board a sweeping panoramic flight for Kathmandu and back home.

The Gokyo Valley Trekking can be best attempted during the months of spring (March-May) and autumn (October-December).It is flexible trekking route that can be planned any time of the year based on your choice and interest. A picture perfect Gokyo Valley trek demands good level of physical ability, mental preparedness and a two weeks holiday to get the best out of this trek. 

Generally the itinerary is designed for 15 days; however, Trekking Planner Inc. can fully customize the package that best suits your time. We ensure competitive rates, fixed departure date and the best group discounts.

 If you are an avid adventure seeker looking to test your limits than try Trekking Planner Inc. alternative challenging treks for a thrilling experience. The 21 Days Everest Three Pass trekking, 20 Days Makalu Base Camp trekking to name few of them. Besides that you will be guided by knowledgeable, and experienced on-site and off-site team if you visit us for a distinct holiday.

Best Seasons for Gokyo Valley Trekking

The best season visit the Everest Gokyo Valley Trek is in spring and autumn. March to May and September to December are the best months to make the trip.
Autumn (September, October, and November) is the most preferred time of the year for Gokyo valley trekking. During autumn, the skies are clear with favourable weather and bearable temperatures. The surrounding vistas are breath-taking and memorable.

Spring (March, April, and May) is another time of the year that is best suited for attempting Gokyo valley trek. During this time, the weather generally remains stable. The temperature at higher altitudes enables trekking without posing too much of difficulties.

Winter and summer are seasons less preferred by trekkers. During this time of the year the weather in Everest varies by a fair margin. There is constant occurrence of paths being treacherous for trekking. However adventure seekers who thrive on challenges can have a go at his time as well.

Some people might have different ideas for trekking during the low season of wet monsoon times. As it appears to be most days are primarily cloudy obstructing the views of peaks. Similarly there is less frequency of trekkers during the rainy season of Mid June till Mid-September. On the brighter side the surroundings comes alive with very lush and lively greens with enough moistures that aids oxygen to help acclimatization. The days become longer with sunlight due to warm summer and monsoon season and it continues to be so. This makes the Himalayan destination of Nepal trek friendly. The temperature consistently remains warmer as compared to other seasons of spring and autumn.

The 15 Days Gokyo Valley Trek difficulties 

The Everest Gokyo Valley Trek constantly gains heights of 4000m and above. The high altitude trek is challenging mostly because it trails up and down on rough terrain. The altitude of the trek also contributes to the altitude sickness which is quite common in the region. The Gokyo valley trek is graded as a moderately difficult trekking trail. You need to be in good physical state and have enduring stamina do this absorbing trek. On an average it requires walking about 5 to 6 hours, excluding the acclimatization days. The rugged trails, steep terrains, and high passes prove to be an uphill task and energy zapping.


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You will be arriving at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. After clearing your immigration formalities Trekking Planner's staff will meet you at the arrival gate. He/she will guide for short transfer to your hotel room safely. The vicinity around your hotel is one of the happening places of Kathmandu city called Thamel.

It is an interesting location where all needful items are available within a stretch of your hand. An array of shops, stores and outlets are lined up for your pickings. Later you will be checking into your rooms after a rest followed by a meeting in the hotel lobby or foyer for group briefing about your tour ahead. The guide will provide you with information of the treks with other necessary queries making your stay with us enjoyable.
In the evening a group welcome dinner is organized in a nice authentic Nepalese restaurant to get the taste of local cuisines with local cultural program to entertainment while you enjoy the dinner.

  • AccommodationDeluxe Accommodation at 3 star hotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner
  • Max. Altitude1,320 m /4,355 ft

Today early in the morning after our wholesome breakfast we begin our valley sightseeing around the UNESCO World Heritage sites located within the valley like Pashupatinath, Swyombhunath, Bouddhanath, Patan etc. We have lunch during our tour. After lunch we still continue our city tour to get glimpse of Nepalese cultures as it were hundreds of centuries old. After spending quality time observing the marvels we then wind up and return back to our hotel room in the evening. Overnight at Hotel

  • AccommodationDeluxe Accommodation at 3 star hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude1,320 m /4,355 ft.

The 5th day of the 15 Days Gokyo Valley Trek journey is meant for rest and relaxation. A rest and free day to enjoy wonderful views from the hills of Namche Bazaar is likely. It is one the best places loaded with beautiful scenery with Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Amadablam peaks to be unfolded. 
We also get to visit the park museum near to the view point hill, or otherwise climb to the Everest View Hotel (the first luxury hotel ever built in high Khumbu area). Namche holds busy and interesting market once a week in Saturday.

Suggested Hike and Excursion on Rest Day:

You will get loads of options to spend your rest day at Namche. First up you can visit museum at Sagarmatha National Park. From here the grand views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and Amadablam with other adjoining peaks is second to none.
Another alternative is to Hike up to Everest View Hotel, the highest deluxe hotel in the world at 3,880 m. This renowned place is known to offer views of Everest and Amadablam. For people who can take a step more for them a hike to Khumjung and Khunde villages and grabbing a meal on the glacial valley is breath-taking. Later you trek back to Namche for overnight.

  • AccommodationLodge accommodation with attach bathroom
  • MealsIncluded standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)(Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner) and tea/coffee
  • Max. Altitude3,440 m / 11, 350 ft

We are in for an early morning wakeup call after having out breakfast we make way to the Kathmandu domestic airstrip for the departure. A short scenic flight in a small aircraft (Dornier / Twin Otter or similar airplane) takes us into the clouds. Once it’s up an array of ribbon shaped landscapes and sights of Himalayan peaks with Everest, Lhotse is soothing to the eyes. 
We make a touch down at Lukla which is a busy town and gateway to Everest base camp and the high Khumbu area. Here we get time to get organized checking baggages and meeting our guides after that we leave bigger bags for porters or pack animals to carry.
From Lukla a short walk of few hours following a pleasant path through nice lovely Sherpa villages along the bank of Dudh Kosi River to reach first overnight stop of the trek at Phakding village after an enjoyable walk. Overnigt at a lodge

  • AccommodationLodge accommodation with attach bathroom
  • MealsIncluded standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)(Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner) and tea/coffee
  • Max. Altitude2,652 m

A pleasant overnight rest in a nice cosy local lodge in the morning after breakfast we resume the trek with a walk set on a nice trail. The trail ahead is all about short up and down crossing of bridges to reach to the Sagarmatha National Park in Monjo a nice scenic village with views of Tharmasarku peaks.

After Monjo and at the park entrance we cross yet another bridge over the same Dudh Kosi River to Jorsalle the last village before Namche Bazaar. From here the walk leads us on the river banks within serene woods with climb to cross the high bridge to reach Namche Bazaar.

Walk on winding uphill path facing grand views of Kongde, Kusum-Khanguru and Mt. Everest and Lhotse (weather permitting if it’s a clear afternoon) is exceptional. The route along the tree lines of rhododendron, magnolia, oaks and pines to reach at colourful and large village in Namche Bazaar is a treat.

  • AccommodationLodge accommodation with attach bathroom
  • MealsIncluded standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)(Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner) and tea/coffee
  • Max. Altitude3,440 m / 11, 350 ft

A good day’s morning walk awaits us which are followed up with a gradual wide trail that is persistent for much of the first half. The walk is worth as we get overlooking magnificent view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Amadablam, Thamserku and Kwangde-Ri peaks.

From Kyanjinma the route leads us to the steep climb towards the Mong Hill. This place is known for scenic spots with few Tea-House and Lodges with front facing view of peaks. Later we make a downhill descent to the Phorse-Tenga near Dudh Koshi River within forested area a peaceful spot with nice houses serving as good lodge on route to Gokyo Lake.

After possible lunch stop climb into cool shade of alpine forest within a gorge then walk further to reach a nice place at Dole for an overnight stop.

  • AccommodationLodge accommodation with attach bathroom
  • MealsIncluded standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)(Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner) and tea/coffee
  • Max. Altitude4,130 m

From Dole a morning's short climb to a ridge and then on winding trail is the order of the day to reach Lhabarma Kharka at 4,325 m and Luza at 4,390 m respectively; then skirting around ridge with views of Machhermo, situated below on a small valley, followed by an ideal descend to Machhermo for an overnight stay.

Later in the day a short walk leads us to the Gokyo main Lake following a scenic trail to Pangka 4,545 m, and then climb a rocky path within ablation valley, as walk leads past first lake and then second lake to reach third and the main lake of Gokyo, also called as Dudh Pokhari or Gokyo Lake.

This beautiful area located at 4,800 meters high, after lunch short walk around the lake with views of Mt. Cho Oyo world’s 06th highest and Gyachung Kang that reflects on emerald Gokyo Lake.

  • AccommodationLodge accommodation with attach bathroom
  • MealsIncluded standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)(Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner) and tea/coffee
  • Max. Altitude4,470 m

Compared to the other days treks today's trek is relatively shorter and more pleasant. We climb the ridge and the ridge widens and offers the breath taking views of Cho you (8201m). We greatly celebrate this view and further continue our trek to Gokyo. On the way, we view Ngozumpa Glacier. The smaller lakes lead finally to Gokyo Lake which is the most astounding one. Overnight at Teahouse at Gokyo.

  • AccommodationLodge accommodation with attach bathroom
  • MealsIncluded standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)(Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner) and tea/coffee
  • Max. Altitude4700 m/15416 ft.

A wake up call in the morning for a steep climb awaits us at the Gokyo Ri at 5,357 m.It is rewarding encounter with stunning panoramic views of Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Mt. Makalu. It is fascinating feel to have a look at the four world highest mountains at one glance along with series of smaller peaks.

Feeling thrilled and enjoying views of the grand mountain panoramas with massive Ngozumba Glacier and of Gokyo is worth the walk. We then descend back downhill for breakfast and lunch, remaining part of the day is for an ideal rest. During the spare time you get to visualize the marvels of the beautiful Gokyo Valley to the fullest.
Overnight at a lodge

  • AccommodationLodge accommodation with attach bathroom
  • MealsIncluded standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)(Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner) and tea/coffee
  • Max. Altitude4700 m/15416 ft.

Today the feeling of standing facing the alluring mountain views at beautiful Gokyo Valley and its simmering emerald coloured glacial lakes is spellbinding. We then retrace back to Dole staying on the same route which allows you more time to enjoy beautiful scenery with pleasant downhill walk to Dole. Overnight at a Lodge

  • AccommodationLodge accommodation with attach bathroom
  • MealsIncluded standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)(Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner) and tea/coffee
  • Max. Altitude4,130 m

Our day starts with an amazing feel of completing our major goal of completing the Gokyo Valley trekking journey. The typical morning begins from Dole on a downdard descent path that leads us to the Phortse Tenga near the Dudh Kosi River. It is from here that we make an hours climb to the scenic Mong Hill top facing panoramas of high peaks and then continue walk down to Kyanjinma.

Facing the splendid mountain views we continue our walk on a nice gradual path with short ups and down on winding trails. We keep moving keep up the normal pace and finally reach Namche Bazaar for and overnight stop, after a good day tiring walks. Overnight at a Lodge

  • AccommodationLodge accommodation with attach bathroom
  • MealsIncluded standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)(Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner) and tea/coffee
  • Max. Altitude3,440 m / 11, 350 ft

We have our minds set on Monjo enjoying the lighter moments in the presence of the ever friendly Sherpa’s and the iconic mountain views. A walk on long way downhill to a river takes us into Sagarmatha National Park post until we reach the village of Monjo.

A stopover in between for getting our breath back is a routine. Continuing at constant pace we follow the Dudh Kosi River all the way to Phakding village. We then go past Ghat and Tade-Kosi small villages and then make our last climb that takes an hour to make it to Lukla. 

This is the ultimate climb of the adventure journey otherwise the rest of the walk is easy going into the town of Lukla. Once here we have a go around the markets place and as the evening draws closer we retire for an overnight stop at a lodge.  

  • AccommodationLodge accommodation with attach bathroom
  • MealsIncluded standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)(Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner) and tea/coffee

The following morning after last breakfast in Lukla and around Khumbu area we head towards the Tenzing and Hillary Airport terminal for a Kathmandu bound flight. A short scenic flight from Lukla reaches us to Kathmandu. With an exceptional mountain views all along the air journey the flight lands at Kathmandu airport. 

You will be picked up by the representative who will then transfer you back to your destined hotel. As it’s a morning flight you will have enough time with you for an afternoon. You can either indulge in a shopping spree or visit the nearby surroundings to get a feel of the vibrant culture that glorifies Nepal. Overnight at a Hotel

  • AccommodationDeluxe Accommodation at 3 star hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

This is the last day of your Gokyo Valley Trekking in Nepal with Trekking Planner. Our airport representative will escort you to the airport safely. We will drop you 2 hours earlier so that you will be able to catch up your scheduled flight. Boarding the home bound flight you will carry unending memories of Nepal to be cherished forever.

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While it is our intention to adhere to the Everest Gokyo Valley Trekking route as described. However there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. 

The Trip Details document is a general guide to the trekking tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.

Cost Details


  • All airport pick up drop by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights)
  • Welcome/ farewell dinner in an authentic restaurant
  • Double/Twin shearing deluxe accommodation with breakfast at three star hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax
  • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • 02 guest to 01 porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation and equipment
  • twin/double shearing accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch and dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
  • First aid kit box
  • Trekking Planner Inc’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.
  • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary


  • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
  • All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
  • All meals and accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • In case of extra more nights’ accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary
  • Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
  • The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
  • Anything not included in service includes column


  • Q1. Is it necessary to use crampons for this trek?

    In general, crampons are not required for this trek if you are trekking in the peak season. But if you are trekking in mid-winter or monsoon season then crampons may be required.

    Overall it is a better idea to carry your crampons handy as it’s better to be prepared and be on a safer side.

  • During the Everest High Pass Trek you can use electricity for recharging your camera, mobile, or other electronic items in the lodges that you stay. However, you might need to pay extra for using those services.

    You can buy bottled drinking water from the shops in the mountains. The tap-waters in the mountains are not suitable for direct consumption, and thus using water-purifying tablets is recommended before consumption.

  • Trekking Planner has an able team of experienced trekking leaders and mountain crew. They are highly skilful in combating the difficulties if any kind of emergencies arise during the trip.

    Sensing the intensity of the seriousness they respond accordingly. You will either be brought down the lower elevation or you will be rescued by a helicopter.
    If the helicopter is unable to fly due to any reasons, an alternative rescue and treatment procedures are adopted. 

    In such cases, horses or stretchers are used to to carry the sick person off the mountain to the nearest health post or safe helicopter landing spot.

  • If you have to leave the expedition due to health emergencies or injuries an air rescue will be arranged. You will be flown out of the mountains to Kathmandu in a helicopter for medical attention. 

    Make sure your insurance covers high altitude mountain rescue. Please be reminded that for health or personal reasons, refund for the unused days of your trip will not be given. 

    Even if you leave the expedition beforehand, we are committed to pay the porters, and guides for the duration of the trip for which they are hired.       

  • It is mandatory for all our clients to purchase travel insurance before booking any of our treks. In case of any sickness or injury while trekking in the mountains insurance proves to be vital.

     If you have the insurance than the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation will be covered. Therefore, traveling with an insurance cover is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up for any of our trips.

    Always make sure that your insurance must cover emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue including medical expenses. 

  • Yes we do provide a sleeping bag and down jacket but you need to bring your own personal gear. We can recommend some good stores where you can hire or buy new ones.

  • You can store your extra luggage at the hotel (most hotels in Kathmandu have storage facilities) or you can leave it at our Nepal representative's office.

  • Certainly yes, if at any point of time you feel like adding extra activities and sites to your itinerary it can be done. You only need to inform our travel consultant about the places you want to visit and he will help you customize your trip. 

  • You will be guided by our experienced trek leaders who have been to the base camp and back multiple times for years. 
    All our guides are locals who communicate very well in English and acquire deep knowledge and are friendly. They know exactly about the mountain, people, culture, health, hygiene, and most importantly your safety.

  • It is an unfortunate and an unpredictable situation if it arises and is a likely incident at times if you are traveling in a group. However it doesn’t mean that it will jeopardize your entire trip. 

    The one who gets sick is attended with proper care whereas the rest team members will go on with the trek ahead.  The sick person will be taken care of, the rest of the group will be able to continue with the trip.

    Also the team leader will assess the condition and is the authorized person to make a rationale decision. The leader is the best person to decide whether to trek further or return to a lower elevation and wait for the rest of the group. 

    If the condition is extremely serious then the person will be flown by air ambulance to Kathmandu or Pokhara for expert medical attention. The rest of the group will go on with the trek as per the itinerary. 

  • Yes, you will get charging facilities in most teahouses along the trek. However, Wi-Fi may not be available in all the places especially once you are at a higher elevation. The network is also relatively poor and slow. 

  • The Gokyo Valley Trek is a high elevation trek that reaches the maximum elevation of above 4,500m.Once you gain a height of above 3,500m, the risk of altitude sickness is always there. 
    Since the Gokyo Valley Trek has acclimatization days this will allow you to avoid sickness. But remember to hydrate your body, trek at an appropriate pace and avoid alcohol.

  • Yes, you absolutely need to take Diamox on this trek. Diamox is taken as prevention for altitude sickness but not to cure its symptoms. After the symptoms begin to show, the only option you will have is to descend to a lower altitude.

  • Gokyo Valley trekking is situated in the Solukhumbu District in the Himalayas of Nepal. It sits at the foot of Gokyo Ri and located on the eastern shore of the third Gokyo Lake or the Dudh Pokhari.

  • No, oxygen is not required for the Gokyo Valley trek. The itinerary is prepared giving enough time for acclimatization.  In case if you get severe altitude sickness, you will be made to descend to a lower altitude immediately as per the situation.

  • Each day you can expect 5 to 7 hours of walking, covering around 10 to 14 km. Once you reach to the elevation of 3500m, you will be walking at a gradual pace. 
    The walk largely depends upon the weather, geographical and physical condition of the individual trekkers.

  • No, it is not compulsory to have a prior trekking experience for joining this trek. It is however good to have some trekking experience.

    As this trekking is not a strenuous one so even the first time trekkers find this trek to be easier and doable. 

    The only thing needed is a good level of physical fitness, self-motivation and a strong passionate drive to succeed.

  • You can expect food menus from various Indian, Chinese, Nepali, and Continental cuisines. There are teahouses, restaurants, cafes, and bakeries along the trail. Most of the Teahouses offer boiled and filtered drinking water to trekkers for a price. You can bring along with you a reusable bottle and fill it up with drinking water. 
    As it’s a matter of your health hence our guide will thoroughly check whether the water is drinkable or not.

  • You are likely to find a number of teahouses on Gokyo Valley Trek that provide best lodging facilities. 

    The locals of the region own and run these lodges. The room are quite basic and is on a twin-sharing basis. Bed sheets, pillows, blankets, and extra blankets are available in the rooms. 

    Some tea houses have attached bathrooms and hot water facilities. High up into the mountains these facilities will be hard to find by so you should be understandable enough.    

  • Yes, solo trekking in the Gokyo valley region is doable. However, solo trekking in the Himalayas has its own sets of problems. First and foremost you have to do everything from the scratch yourself. 

    You have to fend yourself for your lodging, dining to trekking in the unknown and unfamiliar isolated paths. To avoid all these hassles it is advisable to join a group joining trekking in Gokyo Valley.

    Or else another best option is to hire a licensed guide or porter working for an authorized trekking company. Solo Trekking is undoubtedly thrilling and a raw experience but can be serious at times.

  • Yes, you require one permit, Sagarmatha National Park Permit for this trek. As Gokyo Valley Trekking operates through the park, you must hold the license to enter the site. 

    The permit cost is US$30 for foreigners. For SAARC nationals, you can easily get the permit for US$15 or so.  

  • Gokyo valley Trek is graded as a moderate level trekking circuit. It is a comparatively easier trekking as compared to the other treks in Nepal. Each day you will be trekking for a good 5-7 hours daily. 

    You will be reaching the maximum altitude of around 5,367m (Gokyo Ri).Your entire trekking journey consists of covering several uphill’s and downhill’s.

    Sometimes you will find the trekking trail to be rough and rugged. If in case it’s your first ever trekking journey than this trek will pose some kind of challenges for sure. 
    Hence pre hand physical training program before setting out on this trek in the Himalayas is advisable. On the other hand experienced trekkers will find this to be a normal outing.

  • The Gokyo Valley trekking is a long tiring trekking circuit hence getting comfortable sleep especially in the nights is crucial. Considering your comfort we always ensure that you get the best of the lodges to relax. 

    Primarily the lodge which we select have two beds in each room with western toilet facilities wherever available. Normally, the beds are clean and comfortable with an electric blanket (upon availability) and attached bathroom for most nights. 

  • The best season to trek in the Everest Gokyo Valley is in the autumn months of September, October, November and December. Similarly the spring months of March, April and May is also considered to be a perfect season for trekking. During all these seasons, sky is mostly clear, days are mostly sunny and possibility of snowfall and rainfalls is very unlikely.

  • The weather in the Everest region is unpredictable and it varies as per the seasons. The Himalayan region is never really hot, not even during summer. The maximum temperature during the day reaches up to 25°C / 77°F while during the night it reaches as low as -20°C / -4°F or even lower.

  • There are two different ways to reach the Gokyo Lake either you can fly or take an overland drive for reaching it. You can fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and then trek to the Gokyo Lakes. If you feel comfortable walking than you can go from Kathmandu to Jiri in a bus or a private vehicle.

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