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From Katmandu: 15-Day Gokyo Valley Trek with Porter

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Experience the Gokyo Valley on a trek offering the Everest Region at its best. Starting from Katmandu, set off on a 15-day experience with accommodation, expert assistance, and unforgettable views along the way.
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Duration: 15 days
Starting time 8:30 AM
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From the arrivals lounge of Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM)

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Experience

Highlights
  • Walk off-the-beaten-path trails in the Everest Region to reach the Gokyo Valley
  • Experience sunrise and sunset over Mount Everest and other neighboring peaks
  • Enjoy the serenity of dazzling glacial lakes and unforgettable mountain views
  • Trek to an altitude of 5,360 meters with expert assistance all the way
Full description
Trekking the Gokyo Valley is considered by many to offer the Everest Region at its best. It provides outstanding views of the sky over tall mountain peaks, along with the Ngozumpa glacier, the largest glacier in the Nepalese Himalayas.

This 15-day tour is a rare combination that offers the opportunity to trek in the marvelous spectacle of the Everest Region and also explore the culture and lifestyle of the rugged and weathered people from the Sherpa community. It provides an unusually good opportunity to travel through some of the most enticing landscapes the Himalayas has to offer as you, taking your through the Khumbu Himal to the Gokyo Valley and its high pass.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM). Transfer to hotel in Kathmandu (1,345 meters). Overnight stay at hotel.

The guide will be there to meet you upon arrival at Kathmandu airport (KTM) for your transfer.

Day 2: Guided sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley and trek preparation. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 3: Flight to Lukla (2,840 meters). 3-hour trek to Phakding (2,610 meters). Walking 4 hours. Overnight stay at a tea house.

The flight is very scenic and takes around 35 minutes through breathtaking green hills and white mountains.

Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters). Walking 6 hours. Overnight stay at a teahouse.

Day 5: Namche Bazaar acclimatization day. Excursion 3 hours. Overnight stay at a teahouse.

The journey to the highest mountain in the world is a long one with extremes of altitude. It is necessary to minimize the risk of the effects of high altitude later on your journey. This will be our first scheduled acclimatization day.

Day 6: Trek to Dole (3,680 meters). Walking 4 hours. Overnight stay at a teahouse.

Start the day with a steep climb leaving Namche behind up to Kyangjuma village where there are outstanding views of Thamserku, Katanga, and Ama Dablam.

Day 7: Trek to Machhermo (4,470 meters). Walking 5 hours. Overnight stay at a teahouse.

Climb steadily up to a scenic ridge above Dole and continue upwards via Lhabarma at 4,220m to Luza at 4,360m. The path is steep and you need to negotiate some thorny bushes up to Lhabarma. From here there are good views of Cho Oyu, Kantega, and Thamserku.

Day 8: 5.5-hour trek to Gokyo (4,790 meters). Walking 5 hours. Overnight stay at a teahouse.

Start with a climb up to a ridge at Chorten from where there is a fabulous view of both down the valley to Mt. Kangtega, Thamserku, and up to Cho Oyu. Pass through three lakes to reach the Gokyo village.

Day 9: 5-hour trek to Gokyo Ri (5,360 meters) and then back to Gokyo. Overnight stay at a teahouse.

Day 10: Trek to Dole (4,200 meters). Walking 6 hours. Overnight stay at a teahouse.

Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar via Khumjung village (3,780 meters). Walking 4 hours. Overnight stay at a teahouse.

Day 12: Trek to Lukla (2,840 meters). Walking 4 hours. Overnight stay at a teahouse.

Day 13: 35-minute flight back to Kathmandu. Walking 4 hours. Overnight stay at a teahouse.

Day 14: Leisure day in Kathmandu.

Day 15: Transfer to Kathmandu airport (KTM) for your final flight departure.
Includes
  • Return airport transfer from Katmandu airport (KTM)
  • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu
  • Old Kathmandu guided tour by expert English-speaking guide
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and during trek
  • Three meals per day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Professional local licensed guide when trekking
  • Twin sharing comfortable and clean private rooms during the trek
  • Trekking map for each member of the group
  • Return domestic flight tickets from Kathmandu to Lukla with airport tax
  • Sleeping bag, duffel bag, garbage plastic bag
  • Trekking porter/Sherpa who will carry your bags during the trek
  • Insurance and local tax for guide and porter
  • Group medical supplies
  • Seasonal sleeping bag, down jackets, and walking stick
  • All necessary paperwork and national park entry permits
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
What’s Not Included
  • International flights to or from Nepal
  • Entrance fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu ($20 USD per person)
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • All personal expenses including shopping, laundry, extra porters, hot water, and shower
  • All kind of drinks (hot, cold, and alcoholic)
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (tipping is expected)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Warm clothing
  • Cash
Know before you go
• You will need to bring 4 passport photographs and US dollars for the visa and permit
• You will need to arrange travel and rescue insurance

From US$ 1,625 per person

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