Trekking on the north east of Khumbu in the hub of massif Mt. Everest range visiting traditional, cultural villages of Sherpa highlanders of Everest area in the world’s highest mountains with picturesque Gokyo lake beautiful and amazing country, from alpine to arctic zone and glaciers awesome views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho-Oyu from Gokyo-Riserene forest of rhododendron, pines and oaks trees enrich with flora.
Gokyo trekking is a beautiful place where you get so 5th big bi blue lakes around and also big Glacier behind the hotel as well as mt Everest view from Gokyo-ri.
Everest is a name and prestige of Nepal and also top of the world where you can make so many different alternative trekking route and explore so many traditional things especially Sherpa people who have really different life style than normal Nepali people so Gokyo lakes and Gokyo-ri trekking is a place where you can enjoy your holiday with so many verities.
Gokyo Trek Highlights :
About this trek:
An amazing scenic high altitude trekking from moderate to adventurous adventure to Gokyo trekking with Safe Holiday Adventure, a truly fantastic trip in the high valleys of Khumbu of Everest region visiting interesting and impressive traditional, cultural Sherpa villages the highlanders of Nepal Himalaya renowned for expert climbing guides since the conquest of Mt. Everest by late Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in May 29th 1953.
Since then destination to Gokyo trekking has become one of the most trekking region with outstanding views where your will be encircled with giant peaks of Khumbu Thramsarku, Kwangde, Kangtenga, Kusumkanguru, Cholatse, Tarboche with majestic and beautiful Mt.Ama Dablam including the best views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse along the walks to Everest View & Gokyo Valley and visiting the famed Tangboche Gomba in the midst of pristine rhododendron, birch, pines and oaks woodlands.
Safe Holiday Adventure treks begins with a sweeping short flight to Lukla the gateway to Everest region, trekking towards the famous Sherpa capital at Namche Bazaar with modern facilities of Cyber, Banks, Shops, Stores and many excellent Restaurants, Bakeries and Lodges. Safe Holiday Adventure has designed this trek to Explore Gokyo Valley and Lakes that one gets acclimatized well before heading higher zones and then leaving the tree lines for arid, barren country in the harmony of tall mountains to Gokyo Valley and its emerald Lake beneath the towering Mt. Cho-Oyu world’s 6th highest peak at 8,201 m / 26,906 ft Camp and the climb of Gokyo Ri (5380 mtr)the highest spot of this adventure at 5,330 meters with overwhelming panorama views of all mountains within Khumbu area and Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Mt. Makalu at mere distances, the return journey heading downhill to Lukla for the scenic flight back to Kathmandu after an enjoyable, exciting and fantastic time In the Gokyo and Gokyo-ri trekking with high standard of Safe Holiday Adventure services and our experienced trekking Guide.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu(1350M).
One of our team member will be waiting you at the airport to pick you up by private transportation so once you got your visa and done your paper work in side the airport than after you should check your name outside to find the guy from safe holiday adventure than he will drop t your hotel. overnight in Kathmandu hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
There are few cultural and historical places in Kathmandu valley where out of 100 about 80% people used to go to see the old architect, Arts, Pagoda style buildings, local market and local people. generally you will have one experienced city guide who will shows you 4 major place in Kathmandu than he will drop you to your hotel than you have to re-check your trek equipment just to be sure what is essential and what is not for Gokyo and Gokyo ri trekking.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,830 m. & trek to Phakding 2,640 m – 03 hrs.
We need to be ready early in the morning for Lukla flight as we have early ticket. it is about 30 minute beautiful flight and breathtaking views if high Himalaya ranges. when you land at Lukla airport than we gonna have some tea or breakfast if you want at restaurant and also pack your bags than trek to Phakding about 3 hours walk through some Sherpa houses, field of vegetables, potatoes, Mani walls and many interesting localities. the trails leads you gradually down along the river and villages. Over night you going to stay at Phakding village.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 05 hrs.
It is comparatively long day about 5 to 6 hours but it is beautiful day After your breakfast at Phakding we walk slowly through suspension bridges, Sherpa village and beautiful rivers. the first 3 hours the trails leads you gradually up passing some beautiful fields than you will reach at Monjo where you have to check in your trekking permit than after you will reach at Jorsalle where you going to have lunch because after that till Namche there is no place to eat food so take your lunch there and trails still goes through some suspension bridges for another 40 minute than last two hours till Namche you going to walk through fine forest and also you get to see the first Everest view spot (Top Danda). after steeply climb this last 2 hours you will be at Namche bazar where you go to spent your night at the tea house.
Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar.
Namche bazaar is located at 3450 m and it is one of the best settlements of Sherpa village and many kind of facilities even in that high where you can’t find road. it is like nest for Everest trekkers even way up and down they spent time there as it is perfect place to spent your time. So this day we going to visit Sagarmatha national park museum, visit Everest view spot at Army camp, you may also visit Sherpa museum on choice. after visiting all of them you will be back to your hotel and spent your whole day with your book, or exercise to be ready for next day. overnight again in same hotel.
Day 06: Trek to Dole 4,110 m – 06 hrs.
After Namche our trek will be even nicer but the altitudes will be increasing each of your steps towards Dole. the first few steeps will be about 15 minute than walk on the flat path for another 2 hours than you will get a beautiful small Sherpa area Sanasa than trails leads you steeply again to Mongla which is to the of the ridge and the glorious view of Mt. Lotse, Nuptse, Everest and other many mountains over 6000 m high. you probably get you lunch there if you are hungry if not walk steeply down through forest to Fostse Thanga. Where you can stop for your lunch than trails steeply up through the fine forest to Dole. it is beautiful village on the side of massif mountain and rivers , here you sleep one night.
Day 07: Trek to Machhermo 4,470 m – 04 hrs.
It is your easy walking day without shadow because after dole because of altitudes there is no trees so the walking path going sofly climb on a dry and dusty trails. the glorious and unbelievable view of Mt. Choyo , Cholatche, Tawache will be really panorama and the wide range of valley towards Machhermo. it is only 3 hours walking day than you will get there where you can have your lunch,dinner and sleep this night.
Day 08: Trek to Gokyo 4,750 m – 04 hrs.
After your breakfast in the morning with panorama views around we start to walk to Gokyo valley where is the view of lakes, mountains and glacier is just unbelievable. This day also yu going to walk gradually up along the rivers and passing some wonderful landscape. There are 5th lake around Gokyo area but after passing two big blue lake we will be at Gokyo village, where we going to stay that night.
Day 09: Hike to Gokyo ri 5,380 m and trek to Machhermo 4,400 m – 07 hrs.
It is quite long day to walk but it is also your day to get your destination GOKYO-RI , way to Gokyo Ri from Gokyo is steeply up about 2 hours but the view from there is just insane , you will be speech less after seeing all massif Himalayan glacier, Mt Everest, Choyo, Lotse, Ama Dablam and many other high mountains. We go to Gokyo ri without bags at same hotel we leave so after Gokyo ri we come to the same hotel get your breakfast and bags than walk via same way down to Machhermo. Sleep there.
Day 10: Trek to Phortse Thanga 3,300 m-5hrs
It is your easy day again after doing many hard walk because the trails will be just slope downhill and you feel much better to breath cause of altitude . this day also we will follow the same trails we took way up. So its going to be your great sleeping night at lower loop of the valley.
Day 11: Trek to Khumjung 3780 m – 04hrs.
After your breakfast at Phortse the walking path recently going steeply up through the fine forest and spectacular views mountains on the side. It is about 1 hours climb than you will reach at Mongla Danda tha trails goes down to Sanasa after that 30 more minute to go to Khumjung which is traditional Sherpa village of Everest trek. It is a big Sherpa village where you going to explore Hillary school, beautiful buddies stupas, Monastry. Overnight in the lodge.
Day 12: Trek to Phakding(2660m) – 06 hrs.
Our day 12 will be spending at Phakding village which is quite big and much tradition mixed up village, such as Rai, Lower cast people, Sherpa, Tamang, Bramin etc. the trail going steeply down at first after khumjung to Jorsalle passing Namche and view spot. After passing jorsalley we continue walk Gradual down through Toktok, Banker and at last Bhakding where you going to sleep one night.
Day 13: Trek to Lukla – 03 hrs
It is your last walking day in the Himalaya about 3 hours Gradule walk passing Sherpa village, tea house, rivers and streams. The last bit of the day will be 20 minute steep otherwise it is easy waking. After reaching at Lukla we will have still whole day to spent so we can walk around to see and fare well dinner preparation at the hotel for porters and guide which is expected.
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu.
Early morning we go to Hillary airport which is very close about 10 minute walk than fly to Kathmandu in a small plane than we will provide you again a private transport to your hotel.
Day 15: Leisure day in Kathmandu
It is one full day for you to explore the area by foot which is better because the road in side are really small so its better to walk by food if you are happy to get transport you can get Rickshow which is easily available at Thamel than conquer the city.
Day 16: Departure day
Sadly we have to say bye and see you soon after spending such a long trip and wonderful time together. As you mention the time you going to fly from Nepal 3 hours before you fly we will drop you the airport.
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Can I get Nepal visa when I reach in Kathmandu airport?
There are two option to go to Nepal either by plane landing in Tribhuvan international airport or go through Sunauli boarder between Nepal and India. When you reach in Kathmandu airport you can get you visa within a few minute which is easy just fill up the form, get two p.p size photo s,passport that’s all you need than after you have to pay the visa charge which is as bellows:
1. 90 Days visa cost = 100 USD
2. 15 Days visa cost= 25 USD
3. 30 Days visa cost= 30 USD
If you go to Nepal from India boarder Sunauli you just need your passport, photo and money which I mentioned above than you will get visa. It is quite long drive but to explore better south to north of Nepal you can go to Nepal from boarder side.
Is Nepal safe to visit?
Yes Nepal is a safe country even after earthquake we had already thousands of visitors each month. About 10 years ago we had really big civil war between revel party Maoist and government but now both did peace agreement and handling government together. So where ever you travel in Nepal is safe especially if you travel or trek with a authorized guide you can easily experience the culture, tradition, localities and many other fact about Nepal. So if you are thinking to go to Nepal but getting confused plz doesn’t hesitate it is safe to go to Nepal.
Which area of Kathmandu is best to stay?
There are many areas in Kathmandu where you can stay and spent your time but if you stay around Thamel area or in side Thamel you will enjoy better because there are many best restaurant, Lodges, Club, bar, local restaurant, money exchange, bank so no so you can get all kind of facilities if you stay in Thamel area or nearby.
There are few categories hotels you will get Which is hostel about 12 USD, General hotel with hot water 15 USD, 2* Hotel about 20 USD, 3 * Hotel 30 USD.
How to find best trekking agency in Nepal?
There are so many agency in Nepal up on your budget you can find Cheap, Moderate, or Luxury all kind of trip services. I would suggest you to see company profile, their Reviews, and response of the agency if possible talk on phone and decide before you sent advance.
If you go on Google also you can find some highlighted agency too but don’t belief the agency have many reviews you should face the manager or director than you can see his potential and services.
What kind of trekking equipments do I need to bring for trekking?
There are many categories of trekking in Nepal and has also differences of temperatures where do you want to go in this way your trekking equipments will determine but as usaual this are the list of trekking equipments just click the link here.
What is the best time to go to Nepal for trekking?
Generally you can trek in Nepal all year too, but you should go to the right place mostly lower loop area trek if you are visiting Nepal in Monsoon or winter. The best time to visit Nepal is September to Dec ember and February to May. These months does not get any obstacles such as too cold, landslides, heavy rain fall etc.
What is tea house trekking? Is it safe?
Tea house trekking is common activities for trekking in Nepal now as it is easy to mange and safe compare to camping trek. Tea house trek means you will sleep in the small house, and lodges each night of your trekking. You get to experience the culture, localities, traditions and many other interesting things if you stay at tea house.
Tea house trek generally they need to get authority from Nepal government to run the tea house so we will be safe if we are staying at tea house because just in case if they behave negatively we can complain him/her straight to the government related office. But camping trek does not have this option it is all at your own risk.
What kind of food can I get in Nepal?
Nepal is a small country but has mix inhabitant people it means there are so many different foods. Generally we serve all kind of food I city such as Indian, Nepali, continental, Italia, western and Tibetan. So when you are in city you can have all those items and taste of the food but during the trekking you should not expect all kind of food but still tea house from the trek will serve you spaghetti, pizza, Nepali food (Thali), Momo, fried noodles, rice, chicken, buffalo item food, eat which is enough to try al different taste in different day.
Do you also reserve hotel and plane tickets?
Yes we used to do this since many years and we will provide you a quick service and reasonable price. Beside this we also organize, rafting, City tour, home stay, volunteering plus trek, jungle safari and many more.
How much does it cost for hiring guide and porter in Nepal?
Hiring a guide and porter is easy not so expensive as every visitor can offer for their safety and also to help your trip. Professional trekking guide cost 40 USD a day who will give you totally excellent service and information the 2nd level guide cost 30 USD a day he is good enough and speak good English though and porter cost 25 USD a day including his insurance which is important while you are in Himalaya.