Trip Overview

Trip Overview

Gokyo valley trek is the trekking trail that contains the great aged old mountains rising up from beginning to end. The majestic features of mountains are actually the fuel that drives the trekking spirits of trekkers. From the solitude top of the hill, the distant mountains inspire trekkers and continue to attract trekkers times without number. The beautiful lakes which constitute the Gokyo Valley Trek impress the souls and look lovely. As trekkers look into them, they measure their depths, and from their edges, and they can only say that the mountains look so beautiful. Please contact us for the final trip quotation.


Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, meet at the airport and transfer to Hotel.
  • Day 02: Fly Kathmandu - Lukla (2800 m, 4o mins), overnight at Phakding (2600 m, 4 hrs) overnight in a lodge
  • Day 03: Namche Bazar (3450 m, 6 hrs) overnight in a lodge
  • Day 04: Acclimatization Day overnight in a lodge
  • Day 05: Dole (4000 m, 6 hrs) overnight in a lodge
  • Day 06: Machherma (4400 m, 4 hrs) overnight in a lodge
  • Day 07: Acclimatization Day overnight in a lodge
  • Day 08: Gokyo (4750 m, 5 hrs) overnight in a lodge
  • Day 09: Gokyo Ri (5350m) and back to Luza (4400 m, 7 hrs) overnight in a lodge
  • Day 10: Tengboche (3900 m, 4 hrs) overnight in a lodge
  • Day 11: Jorsale (2810 m, 6 hrs) overnight in a lodge
  • Day 12: Lukla (2800 m, 4 hrs) overnight in a lodge
  • Day 13: Fly Lukla – Kathmandu (40 mins) and, transfer to Hotel
  • Day 14: Kathmandu, Reserve day
  • Day 15: Departure to connect next destination or you may extend the trip as per your desire and time
Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, meet at the airport and transfer to Hotel.

Upon arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport, a representative from Himalayan Waves carrying a placard will receive you. Private transportation to the office or directly to the hotel if arrival is late at night is arranged by the representative. At the office, we proceed to discuss the travel plans and introduce the trek guide through a meeting. We recommend you to bring your passport along with 3 passport sized photos and a readable copy of the travel insurance to swiftly proceed with permit papers and other arrangements. During the meet, you can also ask the guide and the manager any questions regarding the trip. Any overdue balance is to be cleared along with the filling of legally binding trip form and non-liability disclaimer form. Overnight stay in a hotel (Bed And Breakfast).


Day 02: Fly Kathmandu - Lukla (2800 m, 4o mins), overnight at Phakding (2600 m, 4 hrs) overnight in a lodge

After having breakfast, a private transportation will take us to the domestic airport for Lukla fight.

When we reach Lukla, our guide will introduce us to our porter. Himalayan Waves assigns one porter to two trekkers.

Then we trek by following our guide and descending to the Dudh Kosi River, and then we reach a village called Ghat, and then we reach a village called Phakding where you spend our first trek night.
If we have an extra time, then we will explore a nearby monastery.

Stay overnight in a lodge. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided)


Day 03: Namche Bazar (3450 m, 6 hrs) overnight in a lodge

We walk through an evergreen pine forest, along the Dudh Koshi River and cross this river by the suspension bridges. One of these is the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge.

During the walk, we see the breath-taking view of Thamserku (6618 m), and we pass through small settlements, such as Benkar, Chumoa, and Monjo. Before we reach Namche Bazaar, first we have to get through the entrance of the Sagarmatha National Park.

From this entrance, the trekking trail climbs upward and leads to forests and bridges and also takes us to the junction of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers.

When we reach a steep ascent, we see the first view of Mt. Everest, including the ridges of Lhotse. To enjoy this view completely, we halt at Chautara, and to reach Namche Bazaar, we have to walk for 1.5 hours more

Stay overnight in a lodge. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided)


Day 04: Acclimatization Day overnight in a lodge

According to the health experts, we have to acclimatize in Namche for we will be walking at higher altitudes from tomorrow. On an acclimatization day, we can do a short trek up to Syangboche Airport, which offers a nice view of mountains, such as Kongde Ri, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaroo, Khumbila (Holy Peak).

From the Everest View Hotel, we will see a panoramic view of mountains, such as Kusum Kangaru, Lhotse, Khumbila, and Mt. Everest. Namche Bazaar is not only the main hub of the Everest region, but also the only place of the Everest region which has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, hotels, bakeries and a colorful market.

Stay overnight in a lodge. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided)


Day 05: Dole (4000 m, 6 hrs) overnight in a lodge

Today, we walk from Namche Bazar to Dole through Phortse Tenga.Today’s difficult ascent is Mong La Pass; on the top of this pass is a small village. From this top, we admire the surrounding snow-capped mountains namely Thamserku, Katenga, and Ama Dablam mountains. On the way to Dole pasing through forest, bridges and waterfalls, we may spot pheasants, and an endangered musk deer.

Stay overnight in a lodge. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided)


Day 06: Machherma (4400 m, 4 hrs) overnight in a lodge

From Dole, we climb steadily up to a scenic ridge, looking at the breath-taking view of mountains, such as Cho-Oyu, Kantega, and Thamserku, and we pass through many summer settlements.

When we reach one of the settlements called Luza, we will gain an altitude of 4360 m, and from here, we ascend further and see the Dudh Koshi valley with a deep canyon.

Walking on the hill side and passing through small villages and sandy spurs, we reach Machherma, the last village, located on the way to Gokyo.

This village has a beautiful river, flowing in the middle of it. We also visit the Himalayan Rescue Hospital for information on the altitude mountain sickness.

Stay overnight in a lodge. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided)


Day 07: Acclimatization Day overnight in a lodge

One of the important phases of high altitude trekking is acclimatization for the gradual exposure to altitude. We walk over to nearby hills and get back as a good acclimatization training for the day.
Stay overnight in a lodge. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided)


Day 08: Gokyo (4750 m, 5 hrs) overnight in a lodge

Today, we climb up through a ridge, and from here, we see a grand view of the valley, and we also see Mt. Kangtega, Thamserku, and the northern part of Cho-Oyu (8153m). Beyond the ridge, there is a wide valley.

After crossing an iron bridge and the river, we see the stone footprints of Lama, and we are impressed by the turquoise color of Taboche Tsho Lake, sparkling in the sun.

There are 2 lakes that we come across before we reach Gokyo village, which lies by the lake, and there is Cho-Oyu Mountain that we see in the background of this village. We spend a night in one of the lodges of Gokyo.

Stay overnight in a lodge. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided)


Day 09: Gokyo Ri (5350m) and back to Luza (4400 m, 7 hrs) overnight in a lodge

If the weather is favorable then we can grab this opportunity to climb Gokyo Ri, instead of climbing, tomorrow. Gokyo is not only popular for its grand view from Gokyo Ri, but also popular for a beautiful view of mountains, such as Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makulu.

The northern part of the fifth lake provides an amazing view of Cho-Oyu base camp, including the largest glacier in the world called Ngazumpa glacier.

After Gokyo Ri, we trek downhill to Luza.

Stay overnight in a lodge. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided)


Day 10: Tengboche (3900 m, 4 hrs) overnight in a lodge

From Dingboche, we descend towards Tengboche village where we visit the famous Tengboche monastery, one of the biggest monastery of the Everest region which is located within the Sagarmatha National Park. The monastery is blessed with panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku.

Stay overnight in a lodge. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided)


Day 11: Jorsale (2810 m, 6 hrs) overnight in a lodge

Today, we trek up by following the hillside trekking route; we pass through the forest of rhododendron and juniper trees to reach to Phunki Tenga.

We come across the colorful prayer flags; we walk in the gorge of the Dudh Koshi River, as well as in the pine forests. Here, we may see wild animals, such as mountain goats, snow leopards, and colorful pheasants.

After passing a Chorten, we reach the army camp at Namche Bazaar. From Namche, we head off to Jorsale.

Stay overnight in a lodge. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided)


Day 12: Lukla (2800 m, 4 hrs) overnight in a lodge

Then we trek by following our guide and ascending to the Dudh Kosi River and a village named Phakding where we visit its monastery and then head off to Lukla.

Stay overnight in a lodge. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided)


Day 13: Fly Lukla – Kathmandu (40 mins) and, transfer to Hotel

Stay overnight in a hotel. (Breakfast provided)

As we fly from Lukla to Kathmandu, we see the mountains through the window of a plane, and from the domestic airport, the private transportation of Himalayan Waves will transfer us to a hotel.


Day 14: Kathmandu, Reserve day

In case of weather problem to take off the flight, we should keep one extra day as the reserve each trip at the end of the trip. If regular flight then you have a relaxation day in Kathmandu and evening farewell dinner. Stay at Hotel in Kathmandu (B&B) Plan.


Day 15: Departure to connect next destination or you may extend the trip as per your desire and time

We are picked up from the hotel and transferred to Tribhuwan International Airport three hours before our flight.

(Breakfast provided).

Trip Inclusion

Cost Includes

  • Airport arrival and departure private transfer
  • 3 nights accommodation in Kathamndu with breakfast on twin share basis
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight ticket for guest and guide
  • 11 nights full board (BLD) teahouse trek with accommodation in mountain
  • An english speaking trekking guide and porters from Lukla (2 guests = 1 Porter & Max 25 kg)
  • Sagarmath National Park entrace Permit
  • Farewell dinner with Nepalese cultural dance show.

Cost Excludes

  • Personal nature of expenses and trekking gears
  • Airport taxes and excess baggage fee
  • Travel Insurance for rescue operation if any form
  • Extra night accommodation or accommodation if earlier return from trekking by any reason
  • Extra cost occur by any reason which is not in our control such as strike, landslide and accident etc
  • TIPS for trekking staffs and other things which is not included above.
Reviews

4 times with Himalayan Waves

Yes, in 1996 was my first time, and never regret it..Picked up this agency and discovered Poon Hill trek.That was the day I fell in love with this country..

I returned in 1998..this time..Lantang and Gosainkund lake.. 2006.. and 2008 Everest Region.

Always SUPER service..Very nice people, either in the offfice or on the road with guides and porters..
I referred friends, and I never hesitated, and will continue if I have the occasion again.

Simone Bonney
Montréal, Canada

It was an interesting, impressive adventure

Returned from our 5 days trek starting in Suikhet via Naudade, Chandrakot, Ghandrug, Hot Springs, Pothana, Dhampus ending at Pokhara we express our deep feeling for having made the acquaintance of the Nepalese country and its friendly and really helpful people. It was an interesting, impressive adventure but hard work for us. Especially we feel very happy and secure with our guide Basanta and crew. They always cared for us; our advice to the crew: take care of such a good cook!!! Thanks a lot for care and friendship.

Very Professionally organized

Very professionally organized from start to finish, very friendly and caring staff at HWT. Thoroughly enjoyed our trek, scerany ,etc brilliant . Our guide. Min was excellent!

It was exhausting but fun !

We came to Nepal last minute from India for only a few days. We were accommodated on very short noticeand a two day trek. It was more then we expected as we had little tanning and no gear. They supplied us well and we had fun at the tea house. It was exhausting but fun!

An excellent experience

An excellent experience, a great way to see Nepal and its beautiful country side and people. Our guide Jamy was very nice and friendly and worked very hard to make our trek enjoyable. The potters and cook also were very friendly and worked very hard. The food was good and plenty of it. I recommend to get out of Kathmandu and experience beautiful Nepal.

Trekking in Nepal

This is my first time visits in Nepal, and I have heard a lot of Trekking in Nepal; when I came to this office, I understand that I was at right agency, very nice people. The route we made sometimes very hard, but almost always as wonderful experience.
I don’t like the leeches, but I suppose no one do. We were at 3300m high and no problem at all. The biggest problem was the language, I don’t understand Nepalese. But any way it has been a very good time for me, a perfect guide and good food.

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