Gokyo Valley Ri Trek

Trip Description:

Sport Adventure's Gokyo Valley Trek offers an alternative trail  to the traditional Everest base camp trek.  We begin our trek with an unforgettable mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.  Walking through delightful Sherpa villages we make our way to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar. Here we have allowed time for essential acclimatization.

Continuing higher to Gokyo's alpine lakes we explore the upper valley beneath the huge bulk of Cho Oyu.  From here and from the top of Gokyo Ri (5357m/19,216ft).)  we have an unbelievable view of Everest Cho Oyu, Lhotse and Makalu and the  surrounding mountain peaks and the Ngozumpa Glacier- the largest in Nepal's Himalayas.  This trek is considered as classic trek and suitable for average people. If you are moderately fit and have a sense of adventure you will enjoy this trek.  The program is designed very carefully to acclimatize you gradually and not to experience high altitude sickness.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu(1340M) and transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Preparation day for the trek
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2840M) & Trek to Phakding (2800M) - Approx.4 hrs-Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazzar (3440M) - Approx- 6 hrs-Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 05: Trek to Syangboche, Rest/Acclimatization and Back to Namche Bazzar- approx 3 hrs-Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 06: Trek to Portse Tanga (3790M) - Approx 4/5 hrs-Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 07: Trek to MachherMo (4470M) - Approx 5 hrs-Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 08: Trek to Gokyo RI (4750M) – Approx 4 hrs-Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 09: Trek to Gokyo Peak (5463M) and Back to Gokyo Ri- Approx. 4 hrs-Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 10: Trek to Portse (4200M)-Approx 4/5 hrs-Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 11: Trek to Tengboche (3860M) - Approx.4/5 hrs-Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 12: Trek to Manju (2800M) - Approx 5/6 hrs-Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 13: Trek to Lukla- 5 hrs-Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu & Transfer to hotel, (B/B)
Day 15: Free day
Day 16: Departure to Airport and Back to Home. (B)

B/B = Bed & Breakfast, B = Breakfast,B/L/D = Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Trip Facts

Activities: Trekking, Hiking

Trip Duration: 15 Nights/ 16 days

Trip Start from: Kathmandu

Trip Ends at: Kathmandu

Trip Grade: Moderate- Hard

Per day walking/Hiking: 4- 7 hrs

Minimum Group Size: from 1 Person & above

Maximum High Altitude: 5320m at Gokyo Ri Peak

Meals during Trip: Breakfast in City & all meals during Trekking

Accommodation during Trip: Hotels in Cities, Lodges/Guest Houses in trek

Mode of Transportation: Private Comfortable Car/van/Hiace & domestic Flights

Best Travel season: Mid September- December & Mid February –June

Trip Route: Kathmandu- Lukla-Namche- Dole- Gokyo ri- Gokyo peak- dole- Namche- Lukla- flight to Kathmandu