Gokyo Valley Trek is best known for its amazing set of landscapes and mountains with wonderful chance to explore the tranquil lakes, awesome mountain viewpoints and longest Ngozumpa glacier of the Himalayas. Gokyo Valley, situated at 4790m, is one of the must-see places of Nepal. Gokyo Lake, also known as Third Lake, is one of the six lakes of the vicinity and supplies unspoiled beauty of nature and Himalayas.
Gokyo valley has a small settlement by the bank of Gokyo Lake and the stunning view of four 8000m — Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m), Mt. Makalu (8463m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m) and Mt. Everest (8848m) dominates the skyline, as it is visible from the ridge nearby. Other additional exploration from Gokyo valley includes the adventurous high elevation passes such as Renjo La Pass (5368m) to reach Namche Bazaar via Thame village and Cho La Pass (5360m) to meet the trails to popular Everest Base Camp trekking.
Gokyo Ri Peak (5357m) — a perfect spot to witness an array of towering peaks and highest peak Mt. Everest, longest glacier Ngozumpa and the sacred Gokyo Lake. And the best feeling is the mild air swinging and whispering the song of nature by the ear and the sight never could be forgotten.
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel Drive: 30-45 min | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Dinner
Day 2Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Preparation Day for Trekking Drive: 3-4 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 3Morning Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2610m / 8563 ft.) Drive: 30min | Flight: 25min | Walk: 3- 3.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 4Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286 ft) Walk: 5.5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 5Rest and acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286 ft) Walk: 5.5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 6Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole (4200m/13780 ft) Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 7Trek from Dole to Machhermo (4470m/14665 ft) Walk: 5 – 5.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 8Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo Valley (4790m/15715 ft) Walk: 4 – 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 9Sunrise Climb to Gokyo Peak (5357m / 17575 ft) and Lake Exploration Day Walk: 6 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 10Cross Renjo La Pass (5360m / 17585 ft) and descend to Marlung (m/8530 ft) Walk: 7 – 7.5 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: B, L, D
Day 11Trek from Marlung to Namche Bazaar (3440m / 11286 ft) Walk: 6 – 6.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 12Trek from Namchee Bazaar to Lukla (2840m/9318 ft) Walk: 6.5 - 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 13Morning Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel Flight: 25 min. | Drive : 30-45 min | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 14Final Departure | Rest Day at Kathmandu Valley | Other Travel Plan
Thanks to Milan for all the arrangement since my arrival in Nepal, felt very hospitable. I am to choose Milan’s team for my trekking plan and it indeed became one of my best trip, it was above my expectation. The management is really good and impressive. I am thankful to my trekking guide Arrun, who is responsible for several memorable moments during the hike and recommended my from heart to any travelers who like walk with fun and laughter. Thanks to Archaic team for this pleasant experience, we shall meet again.
Christel Sijtsma, Netherlands
Your safety is our top concern while organizing outdoor and adventure plans. Our leaders and crew members are experienced professionals who will make sure that trip is safely coursed. We truly understand the essentiality of information flow and risk management to provide the best experience. Our trekking arrangement includes the proper clothing, supplies of equipment and gears, high altitude prevention measures and remedies to provide the carefree adventure in the Himalayas.
Room to Customize
Standard itinerary and route plans are typically designed considering the average level of fitness of travelers and level of altitude gain on the trek (and multiple other factors) which can be modified as per the interest, time and budget plan of travelers. There is always a room for customization of the given standard itinerary if it does not meet your way of interest and then please pass your opinion. You may want to stay in Kathmandu by yourself or maybe do sightseeing around by yourself; we will give you more information to do it by yourself if you ask us.
We always like to hear what you have to say. We are always happy to assist your valuable travel holidays in your manner with the best information that suits your way of traveling. It is your travel plan; you can choose what you want to do, of course with a lot of information first. Feel free to submit and share your travel ideas and we shall get back to you with more thoughts in no time.
We, ourselves feel that the group size of maximum 12 pax is an ideal size to run the trip. However, we have also arranged the plan for large students groups, employee groups and able to organize such trip for groups upon request. All of our trekking plans are accompanied by specialized local leaders, guides, porters and assistant guides (as required) who will always ensure your safety and comfort at every part of the journey.