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.