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    Gokyo Trek

    Publish Date:Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

    The trail of Gokyo, popular in Everest region, is considered a traditional trekking in Nepal that offers magnificent views of the mountain peaks, lakes & the Ngozumpa Glacier.

    Gokyo trek is one of the best trekking in Nepal that lies in the east of Everest base camp. This trekking route is popular for mountain valley & Gokyo lake which is located at 4790 m high. The valley is full of the beautiful lakes & is the best approach to great Himalayan view of the Everest, Cho oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama dablam, Makalu, Thamerku etc.

    Itinerary for Gokyo Trekking

    Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival.
    Day 2: Fly, Kathmandu – Lukla (2840m). Trek to Phakding (2610m).
    Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m).
    Day 4: Rest Day / Acclimatization Day.
    Day 5: Trek to Dole (4200m).
    Day 6: Trek to Machherma (4470m).
    Day 7: Trek to Gokyo (4790m).
    Day 8: Excursion Gokyo Lake & Climb Gokyo-Ri (5360m).
    Day 9: Trek back to Phortse (3810m).
    Day 10: Trek to Khumjung (3780m).
    Day 11: Trek to Phakding.
    Day 12: Trek to Lukla.
    Day 13: Fly, Lukla – Kathmandu.
    Day 14: Departure.

    Gokyo Trek Route

    Gokyo Trek Route starts from the flight to Lukla with an excellent view of mountains. The trail passes through fine forest with the view of Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku,  Kongde and so on.

    Gokyo Trek Distance

    Normally, distance is not measured in km/miles in any region for trekking in Nepal. We measure distance as per walking hours. In average, 5-6 hours is normal walking distance for trekking. Distance does not include trekker’s tea / coffee break, lunch break and any kind of rest during trekking.

    Gokyo Trek Map

    Gokyo Trekking in January

    Gokyo Trekking in Nepal in January is very quiet with clear weather. January is regarded as a cold month; usually snowfalls are in the higher elevations with high wind and colder temperature.

    Gokyo Trekking is one of the season for trekking in Nepal. The chance of clear Mountain View and open sky during trekking in January is more than 75%. It rains below 3000m and Snowfalls above 3000m in this season trekking for Gokyo Trekking.

    Gokyo Trekking in February

    Gokyo Trekking in Nepal in February is very quiet with clear weather. February is also regarded as a cold month; usually snowfalls are in the higher elevations with high wind and colder temperature.

    Gokyo Trekking is also the season for trekking in Nepal. The chance of clear Mountain View and open sky during trekking in February is more than 80%. It rains below 3000m and Snowfalls above 3000m in this season trekking for Gokyo Trekking.

    Gokyo Trekking in March

    March is the starting month of the warmth days leaving cold days behind and is considered as the best season for mountain climbing as well as trekking in Nepal.

    Gokyo Trekking in Nepal in March is completely rain free warm days and cool nights with more than 90% chances of clear views of mountains and open sky. Sometimes there might be rainfall and hail fall which makes the weather cold during trekking in March.

    The famous festival of colors called ‘Holi Festival’ is celebrated in this month. March, April and May are considered as a peak tourist season here in Nepal and travelers are suggested to book as early as possible.

    Gokyo Trekking in April

    April is the month of summer season considered as the best season for mountain climbing and trekking in Nepal. The weather is excellent during trekking in April with more than 90% chances of getting clear views of mountains and open sky. Climbing to higher elevation might get experience of summer snowfall and hail fall during trekking in Nepal in April. Nepali New Year is celebrated in the mid of this month. March, April and May are considered as a peak tourist season here in Nepal and travelers are suggested to book as early as possible.

    Gokyo Trekking in May

    During trekking in May, it is warm at lower elevations and quite moderate temperature at higher elevation which provide more than 90% chances of spectacular and excellent mountains view.

    Gokyo Trekking is warm on this month but it might be very windy on the higher elevation with thunderstorm and lighting during trekking in Nepal in May. March, April and May are considered as a peak tourist season here in Nepal and travelers are suggested to book as early as possible.

    Gokyo Trekking in June

    June is the starting month of monsoon which takes ‘trekking in Nepal’ at different environment. Travelers can enjoy and interact with the nature while trekking in June. This is the best month for the farmers to cultivate which travelers also can enjoy.

    The environment of trekking in Nepal in June will be full of greenery below 3000m altitude. In monsoon the chances of clear Mountain View is around 50% only. Leeches, which believes to purify the blood, is expected up to 3000m elevation and starts decreasing above 3000m.

    Gokyo Trekking in July

    July is month of monsoon which takes ‘trekking in Nepal’ at different environment. Travelers can enjoy and interact with the nature while trekking in July. This is also the best month for the farmers to cultivate which travelers also can enjoy.

    The environment of trekking in Nepal in July will be full of greenery below 3000m altitude. In monsoon the chances of clear Mountain View is around 50% only. Leeches, which believes to purify the blood, is expected up to 3000m elevation and starts decreasing above 3000m.

    Gokyo Trekking in August

    August is the month of monsoon and small festivals which takes ‘trekking in Nepal’ at different environment. Travelers can enjoy and interact with the nature & culture while trekking in August. This is the month with small festivals to enjoy after hard works on cultivation.

    The environment of trekking in Nepal in July will be full of greenery below 3000m altitude. In monsoon the chances of clear Mountain View is around 50% only. Leeches, which believes to purify the blood, is expected up to 3000m elevation and starts decreasing above 3000m.

    Gokyo Trekking in September

    September is the end of monsoon season continuing with small festivals. It may take up to second week to end the rainy season but touristic season also begins from this month. The chance of clear sky with the good view of the mountain is around 75% during trekking in September.

    This is a starting of the peak season for trekking in Nepal. September, October, November and December are considered as a peak tourist season here in Nepal and travelers are suggested to book as early as possible.

    Gokyo Trekking in October

    October season is considered as the best trekking season as well as very peak tourist season in Nepal. Trekking in Nepal in October offers excellent weather and more than 90% chances of open sky and clear Mountain View with moderate temperature which makes the trekking in October wonderful. ‘Dashain’ which is the biggest festival of Nepalese people and ‘Tihar’ the festival of lights is celebrated in this month. September, October, November and December are considered as a peak tourist season here in Nepal and travelers are suggested to book as early as possible.

    Gokyo Trekking in November

    November season is considered as the best trekking season in Nepal. Trekking in Nepal in November offers excellent weather and more than 90% chances of open sky and clear Mountain View with moderate temperature which makes the trekking in November wonderful. September, October, November and December are considered as a peak tourist season here in Nepal and travelers are suggested to book as early as possible.

    Gokyo Trekking in December

    December is regarded as a cold month; usually snowfalls are in the higher elevations with high wind and colder temperature. But it is also the best season for mountain climbing and trekking in Nepal in December. The chance of clear Mountain View and open sky during trekking in December is more than 80%. September, October, November and December are considered as a peak tourist season here in Nepal and travelers are suggested to book as early as possible.

    Trekking Without a guide

    Trekking in Nepal without a guide is possible but there are some restricted areas which is not possible to trek without a guide. Government has banned certain area for trekking in Nepal without a guide. People from different countries have been trekking without a guide in many unrestricted areas from the beginning. Travelers are suggested to take a guide for their safety, avoid language problem and for navigation.

    Trekking route

    Trekking in Nepal is easy as well as difficult depending up on the route, age and fitness level of the trekkers. According to your age and fitness level you can choose the itinerary and / or customize it.

    There are various routes available for trekking in Nepal in different parts of the country. Some routes have local tea-houses and in some route you need to take tents and kitchen equipment’s. In popular routes you will find many tea houses with good facilities but less popular routes can provide tea houses with only basic needs. Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, Langtang Valley etc are famous trekking routes. Though there are many tea houses in these famous routes you may need to adjust in dining hall in peak tourist season.

    The prices of food & accommodation vary as per their location & mode of transportation available in that region. Almost all trekking routes are fine for every season but months are divided as peak season & off-season as per vacation in different countries in the world. There isn’t any month in which trekkers cannot trek in Nepal so you can choose as per your convenient. If you love to travel with many other nature lovers and health conscious the Autumn & Spring (peak season) will be best for you and if you love greenery Monsoon is better otherwise rest of the months will be favorable to you.

    Trekking Cost

    Trekking Cost depends upon different conditions, (i) region (ii) number of trekking days (iii) category (iv) Trekking location (v) mode of transportation available. The cost is different according to the region, like Everest is expensive because it is popular as well as cargo is needed to be carried by flight and Upper Mustang is expensive because it is restricted by the Nepal Government and special permission needed, where Dhaulagiri is expensive because it is in very remote area. Days spending for trekking in Nepal also lead to raise or decrease cost. The prices of food & accommodation vary as per their location & mode of transportation available in that region. The cost also differs in category such as tea-houses or camping trekking because we need to carry almost everything in camping trek. Trekking below 3000 m elevation is cheaper comparatively to higher elevation trekking in Nepal.

    Trekking in Nepal advice

    There are many people who come to Nepal to add an adventure and gain full exciting moments in their lives. It is better not to judge yourself and have ‘Yes I Can’ attitude for any trekking in Nepal. You need to motivate yourself to complete any kind of trekking in any season. Whatever the motivation is, it will help you to enjoy your time during trekking. There is no competition if you are trekking in Nepal; just feel that you love nature, your own health and want to spend time in the company of people with beautiful smile.

    Dehydration is only problem faced by the normal trekkers so drink water regularly and keep moving as per normal itinerary which helps your body to adjust the altitude. But if you have any problem of medical condition such as high blood pressure, heart conditions, neurological disorders, asthma, pregnancy, epilepsy, artificial limbs, previous dislocation, recent strains, recent breaks or recent surgery requiring stitches then you have to consult with the doctor before trekking in Nepal.

    Best time of years

    The best time for trekking in Nepal begins and lasts throughout the year. In autumn and spring season, you can see open sky with the clear view of mountains. In monsoon season, the way is full of greenery. In winter season, you can see incredible scenery. Therefore, you can choose any season for trekking in Nepal as per your convenient. If you love to travel with many other nature lovers and health conscious the Autumn & Spring (peak season) will be best for you and if you love greenery, Monsoon is better. So, you can choose the season as per your interest.

    ITINERARY

    Day 1:

    Kathmandu Arrival.

    Day 2:

    Fly, Kathmandu – Lukla (2840m). Trek to Phakding (2610m).

    Day 3:

    Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m).

    Day 4:

    Rest Day / Acclimatization Day.

    Day 5:

    Trek to Dole (4200m).

    Day 6:

    Trek to Machherma (4470m).

    Day 7:

    Trek to Gokyo (4790m).

    Day 8:

    Excursion Gokyo Lake & Climb Gokyo-Ri (5360m).

    Day 9:

    Trek back to Phortse (3810m).

    Day 10:

    Trek to Khumjung (3780m).

    Day 11:

    Trek to Phakding.

    Day 12:

    Trek to Lukla.

    Day 13:

    Fly, Lukla – Kathmandu.

    Day 14:

    Departure.

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    Day 1: Arrival

    Our representative will meet you at Tribhuban International Airport, Kathmandu and then transfer you to your hotel. You will be briefed about trekking and each day program. Permits & TIMS will be handover to you either the same day of arrival or next day.

    Day 2: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding (2610m)

    You take an early morning flight to Lukla which is where all Everest treks begin. The flight is about 40minutes to reach Lukla and then we have to trek around 4-5 hours to reach Phakding. We walk on a trail that gradually descends to Chheplung village from where we get a glimpse of Mt. Khumbila, a sacred mountain which has never been climbed. From here, we gradually descend until Phakding passing through the small village of Ghat.

    Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

    The trek to Namche Bazaar is about 6-7 hours. Our trail passes through a pine forest and we continue our walk on the trail that goes north up the Bengkar valley (2630m). We cross Dudh Koshi River and pass Chumoa and Monjo villages before reaching the entrance of the Everest National Park. At Monju (2840m), you have to show your Everest National Park Permit and TIMS Card. After complete register of trekking permit and TIMS card, we pass Jorsale (2740m) village and walk alongside of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. We ascend on a steep trail and reach Namche Bazaar which is probably the biggest town in the Everest region. Before reaching Namche, we can see Mt Everest from ‘Toup Danda’ depending on the weather.

    Day 4: Rest Day / Acclimatization Day

    Namche Bazaar is Sherpa Capital of Solu Khumbu region and visit Sagarmatha National Park visitor Center. There are plenty to do around Namche Bazaar and should spend a day here acclimatizing. There are also trek to the surrounding villages of Khumjung (3780m); these short day walks are designed to give us time to get used to high-altitude trekking. This is the first opportunity to catch a glimpse of the peak of awesome Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world and other Himalayas such as Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on.

    Day 5: Trek to Dole (4200m)

    After Namche Bazar, we climb steeply up to Kyangjuma (3550m) village from where; we can enjoy outstanding views of Thamserku, Kantenga, and Ama Dablam. Along with the views, we pass the Mong La, a very charming place perched on the spur of Mt. Khumbila. An ancient historical Chorten stands at the centre of the settlement of Mong La. We admire the grandstand views of surrounding snow-capped mountains and valleys. We pass through forests, some waterfalls and bridges, we reach Dole; a small pert place with few teahouses.

    Day 6: Trek to Machherma (4470m)

    Today, from Dole we climb steadily along the side of the valley, where the small and thorny bushes give way to scrub juniper as the altitude increases. The trail passes many summer settlements. We climb a ridge for an excellent view both down the valley to Kengtega and up towards Cho Oyu and descend to a river and again climbs steep to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier.

    Day 7: Trek to Gokyo (4790m)

    This is the trek to reach one of the main destinations, Gokyo, following one of the melting-water Rivers which flow down from the west side of the Ngozumpa Glacier. We climb a steep rocky path inclined into the valley by the side of the glacier, passing the first of the holy lakes. We can see the Dudh Pokhari Lake and on its eastern shore lays the settlement of Gokyo.

    Day 8: Excursion Gokyo Lake & Climb Gokyo-Ri (5360m)

    Gokyo is a trade centre where the Sherpa people run lodges to provide their best services to the trekkers going through this area. Gokyo is situated by the side of Ngozumpa glacier, said to be the biggest glacier in Nepal. So, this day is to rest at Gokyo and do some excursions in and around the Gokyo valley. We can make a side trip to Fifth Lake via the forth Lake. Then, we will climb Gokyo-Ri where we get stunning views of the super Gokyo Valley. As we climb, the summits of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu, Cho Oyu slowly come into sight and the view from the summit of Gokyo Ri itself is one of the finest to behold in the Everest region.

    Day 9: Trek back to Phortse (3810m)

    From Gokyo, we trek back to Phortse. Instead of retracing the upward route, we follow the eastern side of the valley to gain different views of Khumbila. The route to Phortse retraces the upward journey to Pangka, then turns east and climbs across the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa Glacier to Na. The trail makes a few ups & downs and enters to Phortse, old big village.

    Day 10: Trek to Khumjung (3780m)

    On the way we can see Sir Edmund Hillary named school and hospital in Khumjung. There is a very old Gumpa at Khumjung which we can visit. We can find the head of Yeti in the Gumpa which is a historic story.

    Day 11: Trek to Phakding

    We walk around 6 hours to reach Phakdin which is a large village in the Khumbu region of Nepal where we already stayed on the first day.

    Day 12: Trek to Lukla

    On this day, we trek back to Lukla and spend the night there.

    Day 13: Fly, Lukla – Kathmandu

    Today, we fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla, and during the flight we can enjoy some last-minute glimpses of the mountains. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we can rest, relax and go sightseeing throughout the day.

    Day 14: Departure

    Today is the last day of our memorable trip. You are free until your airport reporting time and we take you to airport for outbound flight back to your destination.


    Checklist

    Clothing:

    Clothing for the travelers during ‘Tour in Nepal’ are suggested to check as per the season you are travelling and high altitude trekkers should bring / take as per during ‘Trekking in Nepal’ as well as ‘For above 3500 m altitude’.

    Winter Season (October – February)

    • Warm Hat / Cap, Sunglass
    • Scarf / Masks / Tissue / Bandanna
    • Warm gloves
    • Jacket
    • Long-sleeved clothes (Shirts, Sweaters)
    • Trousers
    • Woolen Socks
    • Comfortable Shoes

    Summer Season (March – September)

    • Hat / Cap, Sunglass
    • Scarf / Masks / Tissue / Bandanna
    • Light / Windproof Jacket
    • Half Shirts / T-Shirts
    • Trousers
    • Cotton Socks
    • Comfortable Shoes
    • Raincoat / Umbrella

    During Trekking in Nepal,

    • Trekking Stick,
    • Light T-shirt / Shirt,
    • Half / Quarter Pants,
    • Towel,
    • Slipper,
    • Water bottle,
    • Thermos,
    • Personal medication and First-Aid-Kit with Sun-screen Lotion, Cold-cream, Lip-protector,
    • Chocolates & Snacks along the way,
    • Small back-pack (self-carry) to carry instant stuffs,
    • Backpack – carry by porter(s),
    • Flashlight / head-light / torch-light with batteries,

     Also Required

    • Personal entertainment (Reading book / I-pod / portable MP3),
    • Digital Camera with batteries,
    • Multi-plug,
    • Binoculars (optional)
    • Cash, credit and debit cards
    • Ear plugs
    • Locks for bags
    • Money belt
    • Insect repellent
    • Pocket knife
    • Toilet articles
    • Waterproof backpack cover

    For above 3500 m altitude,

    • Warm Hat / Cap,
    • Warm Scarf / Masks / Tissue / Bandanna,
    • Waterproof Hand-gloves,
    • Down Jacket,
    • Gore Tex Jacket,
    • Warm Sweaters,
    • Woolen Shirts,
    • Warm Muffler,
    • Gore Tex Trouser,
    • Warm Trousers,
    • Thermal Underwear,
    • Woolen Socks,
    • Comfortable shoes (light but full trekking boot-waterproof),
    • Light sleeping bag
    • Waterproof backpack cover.

    Documents needed while trekking in Nepal,

    • Flight info
    • Insurance info
    • Passport
    • required visas
    • vaccination certificates
    • Vouchers and pre-departure information
    • Passport size photos
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