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  • Trip introduction

    Visit the shimmering lakes, towering mountains and icy glaciers of the Himalayas on this trek to Gokyo Valley. You'll trek to the three, high-altitude lakes of Longpongo, Taboche Cho and Gokyo, each offering spectacular views of the turquoise waters. En route, you'll stay at traditional tea-houses and lodges at Sherpa villages like Dole, Khumjung and Monju. Along the way, you'll get breathtaking views of Himalayan giants like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu and several other peaks, as well as the Ngozumpa glacier, the longest in the Himalayas.

    Another highlight of the trek to Gokyo Valley, you'll hike up Mt. Gokyo Ri to get panoramic views of the snow-stormed terrain of the Himalayas, with several of the world's tallest mountains reaching into the sky.

    NOTE: Prices displayed are per person prices for a booking of two travellers.

    Destination

    The Gokyo Valley, located inside the Sagarmatha National Park, is placed opposite to the world's tallest peak, Mt. Everest. In fact, your route will follow the same itinerary as the route to Mt. Everest, until the town of Namche Bazaar, where you'll take a fork in the trail towards Gokyo. The valley is also known to be the home of six high-altitude lakes, fed by the melting glaciers of the Himalayas. The Gokyo village, at the base of Mt. Gokyo Ri, is one of the highest settlements in the world, with just a few stone-built tea-houses, lodges and homes.

    Destination highlights

    Climb to an altitude of 17,500 ft during the Gokyo Valley trek. | Trek uphill to scale Mt. Gokyo Ri and catch panoramic views. | Catch breathtaking views of some of the highest mountains in the world. | Trek through dense woods of oak and birch to spot alpine flowers and wildlife.

    Activity Details

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    89 kms

    54 hours

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    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Gokyo Valley Trek: Arrive at Kathmandu

    Land at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport and meet a representative of the tour operator. You'll be escorted to a pre-arranged hotel in the city. If you're landing in the morning, you'll have a short meeting with your trek leader in the evening to discuss the weather, equipment and itinerary of the Gokyo Valley trek. At night, you'll visit one of the most popular restaurants in Kathmandu to taste authentic Nepali cuisine and enjoy traditional dance and cultural music. Overnight in a hotel at Kathmandu.

    Overnight in a hotel at Kathmandu.

    Land at the Tribhuvan International Airport and spend the day at leisure. You will be accommodated at Kathmandu in hotel rooms on a twin-sharing basis. This accommodation is usually in a 3-star, tourist standard hotel. Today's meal package includes dinner at a popular Nepali restaurant. You can visit any of the restaurants in Kathmandu to have additional meals at your own expense.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Kathmandu

    Kathmandu

    10:00 AM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg|Non-veg|Egg
    Day 3 of the Gokyo Valley Trek: Sightseeing at Kathmandu
    Day 3 of the Gokyo Valley Trek: Kathmandu to Phakding
    Day 4 of the Gokyo Valley Trek: Phakding to Namche Bazaar
    Day 5 of the Gokyo Valley Trek: Day at Namche Bazaar
    Day 6 of the Gokyo Valley Trek: Namche Bazaar to Dole
    Day 7 of the Gokyo Valley Trek: Dole to Machherma
    Day 8 of the Gokyo Valley Trek: Machherma to Gokyo
    Day 9 of the Gokyo Valley Trek: Day at Gokyo
    Day 10 of the Gokyo Valley Trek: Gokyo to Dole
    Day 11 of the Gokyo Valley Trek: Dole to Khumjung
    Day 12 of the Gokyo Valley Trek: Khumjung to Monju
    Day 13 of the Gokyo Valley Trek: Monju to Lukla
    Day 14 of the Gokyo Valley Trek: Lukla to Kathmandu
    Day 15 of the Gokyo Valley Trek: Depart from Kathmandu
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 30 days before departure of the Gokyo Valley trek: 80% refund.

    For cancellations made on or less than 30 days before departure of the Gokyo Valley trek: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Travellers are required to follow instructions of the trek leader during the trek to Gokyo Valley.

    Consumption of alcohol and drugs is prohibited during the trek. Consumption of tobacco products and cigarettes is not recommended.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The Gokyo Valley trek demands excellent stamina, requiring trekkers to hike 5-7 hours every day. While no prior experience in trekking is required to book the Gokyo Valley trek, it is recommended that travellers ensure a moderate level or health and fitness before attempting the trek.

    If you have any cardiac or respiratory conditions, or suffer from knee or spinal problems, please inform the tour operator and consult your doctor before booking this trip.

    The trek to Gokyo Valley will require trekking uphill to an altitude of 17,500 ft, where travellers who are not properly acclimatized may experience acute mountain sickness due to the low level of oxygen in the atmosphere.

    The tour operator reserves the right to change or cancel the itinerary of this trip due to bad weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances to ensure maximum safety of travellers and staff. Travellers are required to bear any additional costs arising due to such a change in itinerary.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap, accident or loss of life during the trek to Gokyo Valley.

    Prices displayed may be subject to a foreign currency premium/discount.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Airport transfers in Kathmandu and Lukla in private vehicle

    • Guided, sightseeing tour of Kathmandu in private vehicle
    • Accommodation in hotel at Kathmandu on twin-sharing basis
    • Travel arrangements in airplane between Kathmandu-Lukla
    • Accommodation in lodges/tea-houses while trekking on twin-sharing basis
    • All meals from breakfast on day 3 to breakfast on day 14, plus dinner on days 1, 14 and breakfast on day 2
    • All government permits and entry fees
    • Services of experienced trek leader and porters (one porter per two travellers)
    • Technical and safety gear required during the trek, if any
    • Down jacket and sleeping bag
    • Trekking t-shirt, duffel bag and route map
    • First aid kit (including oximeter)
    • All applicable taxes
    • Rates are inclusive of any international payment transfer fees.

    Excludes

    • Travel between base city and Kathmandu

    • Any meals not mentioned in inclusions
    • Nepal visa arrangements and costs (for non-Nepali citizens)
    • Monument entry or video/photography charges at sightseeing locations
    • Adventure travel or health insurance (recommended)
    • Personal expenses like tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc.
    • Any costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances like bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions
    • Any additional cost due to fluctuations based on international currency exchange rates at the time of booking

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Full-sleeved t-shirts/shirts
    • Sweater and thermal apparel (upper and lower)
    • Fleece jacket and pullover
    • Fleece windcheater (optional)
    • Waterproof shell jacket
    • Gloves/mittens with waterproof shell
    • Hiking shorts
    • Full-length cotton/wool pants
    • Thick woollen socks
    • Trekking shoes
    • Gaiters
    • Raincoat or waterproof poncho
    • Balaclava or skull cap
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery and gadgets
    • Hard luggage like suitcases, trolley bags etc.

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Private vehicle for airport transfers and Kathmandu city tour
    • Technical and safety gear required during the trek, if any
    • Down jacket and sleeping bag
    • Trekking t-shirt, duffel bag and route map
    • First aid kit (including oximeter)

    You need to get

    • Rucksack (with rain cover)
    • ID proof
    • Water bottle
    • Wide brim hat
    • Sunglasses (with UV protection)
    • Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
    • Head torch/lamp (with spare bulb)
    • Small padlock or combination lock
    • Large plastic bags
    • Toilet paper
    • Trekking/hiking poles
    • Small ear plugs
    • Camera (with extra batteries)
    • Personal toiletries
    • Dry snacks (dry fruits, protein/granola bars etc.)

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication
    • Personal first-aid kit