Trip Overview

Unveiling the Hidden Gem: Gokyo Valley Trek – A Himalayan Odyssey

Escape the ordinary and delve into the pristine beauty of the Himalayas with the Gokyo Valley Trek. Tucked away in the heart of the Khumbu region, this trek is a well-kept secret, offering a tranquil and awe-inspiring alternative to the more frequented paths. Brace yourself for an adventure that unfolds the hidden wonders of Gokyo Valley.

Experience the Enchanting Gokyo Lakes:
The Gokyo Valley Trek unfolds like a storybook, with each chapter revealing the breathtaking Gokyo Lakes. These mesmerizing turquoise jewels are set against a backdrop of towering peaks, creating a surreal panorama that feels like stepping into a dream. It’s a visual feast that captures the essence of Himalayan grandeur.

Climb Gokyo Ri for Panoramic Splendor:
Ascend to the summit of Gokyo Ri and be rewarded with a 360-degree spectacle of the surrounding giants, including Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu. The vantage point from Gokyo Ri offers a perspective that is as unique as it is awe-inspiring, making every step taken towards it a journey within itself.

Traverse Glacial Terrain:

The trek takes you through glacial moraines and serene landscapes, providing an immersive experience of the raw beauty of the Himalayas. The trail weaves through Sherpa villages, allowing you to witness the daily life of the resilient mountain communities and offering a glimpse into their rich cultural tapestry.

Why Choose Gokyo Valley Trek:

  • Serene Solitude: Experience the tranquility of a less crowded route, allowing for a more intimate connection with nature.
  • Gokyo Lakes’ Beauty: Revel in the ethereal beauty of the Gokyo Lakes, a series of turquoise jewels amidst the rugged Himalayan terrain.
  • Gokyo Ri Summit: Stand atop Gokyo Ri and witness a panorama that goes beyond the ordinary, with unobstructed views of some of the world’s highest peaks.

Prepare for a Himalayan Oasis:

Our detailed guide ensures that you are well-prepared for the Gokyo Valley Trek. From essential gear recommendations to acclimatization tips, we equip you with the knowledge needed to make this journey both safe and memorable.

Embark on the Gokyo Valley Trek, where every step leads you to a new revelation, every vista is a work of art, and every moment is a testament to the unparalleled beauty of the Himalayas. Join us as we guide you through this Himalayan oasis, where adventure meets serenity, and nature’s wonders unfold at every turn.

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Tour Highlight

  • Emerald Beauty: Encounter the mesmerizing Gokyo Lakes, a series of six glacial lakes with vivid emerald-green waters.
  • Scenic Reflections: Marvel at the reflections of the surrounding peaks, including Cho Oyu and Gokyo Ri, on the tranquil lake surfaces.
  • Spectacular Panoramas: Ascend Gokyo Ri (5,357m) for a breathtaking panoramic view of the Everest region, including Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and more.
  • Sunrise or Sunset: Experience the sunrise or sunset from Gokyo Ri for an added touch of magic to the already stunning scenery.
  • Longest Glacier: Witness the Ngozumpa Glacier, the longest glacier in the Himalayas, as you trek towards Gokyo.
  • Sixth Highest Peak: Enjoy views of Cho Oyu (8,188m), the sixth-highest mountain in the world, which dominates the scenery throughout the trek.
  • High Mountain Pass: Cross the Renjo La Pass (5,360m) for breathtaking views of the Everest massif, Rolwaling Range, and other peaks.

Trip Facts

Group Size: 1- 15 PAX
Duration: 13 Days
Highest Elevation: 5383M
Trip Start: Kathmandu
Trip End: Kathmandu
Average Dist. per Day: 12 KM
Average Time per Day: 5 Hrs
Trip Grading: Moderate

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Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu

  • Activities: Arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital. Transfer to your hotel.
  • Evening: Briefing on the trek, preparation, and free time to explore Thamel area.
Day 02

Fly to Lukla, Trek to Phakding

  • Morning Flight: Early morning scenic flight to Lukla (2,860m), approximately 35 minutes.
  • Trek Begins: Trek to Phakding (2,610m), about 3-4 hours of easy walking.
Day 03

Trek to Namche Bazaar

  • Trek: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m), 5-6 hours.
  • Highlights: Crossing the Hillary Suspension Bridge, first views of Everest.
Day 04

Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar

  • Activities: Short hikes to Everest View Hotel or Khumjung village, explore Namche Bazaar.
  • Purpose: Acclimatize to high altitude.
Day 05

Trek to Dole

  • Trek: Namche Bazaar to Dole (4,110m), 5-6 hours.
  • Scenery: Stunning views of Khumbila and Tawache peaks.
Day 06

Trek to Machhermo

  • Trek: Dole to Machhermo (4,470m), 4-5 hours.
  • Highlights: Panoramic views, chance to learn about altitude sickness at a local health post.
Day 07

Trek to Gokyo

Trek to Gokyo

  • Trek: Machhermo to Gokyo (4,790m), 5 hours.
  • Landscapes: Walking beside the Ngozumpa Glacier, arrival at the first of the Gokyo Lakes.
Day 08

Acclimatization Day - Gokyo Ri Climb

  • Climb: Ascend Gokyo Ri (5,357m) early in the morning for sunrise, 3-4 hours.
  • Views: Panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and more.
Day 09

Trek to Dole

Day 10

Trek to Namche

Day 11

Trek to Lukla

Day 12

Fly to Kathmandu

Day 13

Final Depature

What Includes & Excludes

Includes

Accomodation

  • Two Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu in a Standard Hotel in BB plan

Flight

  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu domestic airfare

Guides and Porters

  • Trekking Porters – We Assign a porter for each two trekkers.
  • An English speaking local guide

Meals

  • Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Breakfast is In Kathmandu Hotel

Transports

  • All ground transportation as per itinerary
  • From and to the airport transfer to the hotel on a private tourist vehicle on your International arrival and departure.

Additional Services

  • All government taxes and official expenses.
  • Farewell dinner one night before the client’s final departure in a typical Nepali Restaurant with culture dance. Your guide will accompany you.
  • Trekking/tour permits, entrance fees.
  • Accommodation, foods, insurance, salary, equipment, and medicine for field staffs.

Excludes

  • Anything not mentioned in the price includes.
  • Personal trekking gears/equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staff (Tipping is expected).
  • Lunch and dinner in the city.
  • All drinks including bottled/boiled water along the trekking route
  • Visa fees and travel insurance.
  • International airfare to and from Nepal.

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Monday, 2nd Sep 2024 To Saturday, 14th Sep 2024
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Thursday, 5th Sep 2024 To Tuesday, 17th Sep 2024
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Monday, 9th Sep 2024 To Saturday, 21st Sep 2024
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Thursday, 12th Sep 2024 To Tuesday, 24th Sep 2024
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Monday, 16th Sep 2024 To Saturday, 28th Sep 2024
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Thursday, 19th Sep 2024 To Tuesday, 1st Oct 2024
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Monday, 23rd Sep 2024 To Saturday, 5th Oct 2024
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Thursday, 26th Sep 2024 To Tuesday, 8th Oct 2024
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Monday, 30th Sep 2024 To Saturday, 12th Oct 2024
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Thursday, 3rd Oct 2024 To Tuesday, 15th Oct 2024
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Equipment List

Outfit

  • Shoes/Boots
  • A pair light trekking shoes or sneakers to wear in and about camps or lodge.
  • A pair light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots. Make sure the size and should have to be avoidable for blister.
  • At least four pairs of liner socks, synthetic. And three pair heavyweight socks to be worn over liner socks.
  • Two pair of trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees.
  • Two pairs of lightweight long underwear.
  • Two pairs of nylon hiking shorts.
  • A soft shell jacket, water resistant, with insulation, underarm ventilation zippers. The full front zipper is preferable for ventilation.
  • Two long sleeve polyesters, light colored shirts for sunny days.

Accessories

  • Small Day Pack
  • Underwear, stay away from cotton.
  • For women two synthetic sports bras, no cotton.

Warmth

  • Neck Warmer
  • Light weight Down Jacket and Sleeping Bag
  • A pair of lightweight socks, a good option for the lower / warmer parts of the trail and also on lodges at the time of dinner.
  • A pair liner woolen gloves for mild days and heavy for morning and evening
  • Warm wool or synthetic hat

Documents and Money

  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
  • Airline tickets
  • Passport and extra passport photos (2 copies)

Electronics

  • Additional Batteries Powerbank , Solar Charger
  • Additional batteries for Head Lamp
  • Head Lamp

Medicine and First Aid

  • Sunscreen (SPF 40)
  • Lip balm (At least SPF 20)
  • Band-aids
  • Anti-infection ointments
  • Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains

Miscellaneous but Important

  • Toiletries
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Water bottle/bladder
  • UV protective glacier sunglasses – better to have a side shield.

Why Us

Why travel with
Broad Adventures

Since 2010, we have curated unique itineraries that offer once-in-a-lifetime experiences, ensuring every trip is filled with joy and adventure. Our focus on the fun factor and the right amount of challenge allows you to achieve a profound sense of personal accomplishment, all while enjoying the camaraderie of like-minded travelers.

Small-Group Adventures

Small-Group Adventures

Join an intimate group of like-minded travelers who share your passion for discovering the world's wonders safely and confidently. Our small group settings foster a deeper connection with your fellow explorers and the incredible destinations we visit.

Expert Local Guides

Expert Local Guides

We exclusively employ local guides and porters for their unparalleled knowledge and expertise. Their insights and firsthand experiences enrich your journey, giving you a deeper understanding and appreciation of the local culture, history, and environment.

Responsible for Tourism

Responsible for Tourism

Your safety is our utmost priority. Our dedicated team of trained professionals ensures the highest standards of care, including providing fresh and hygienic meals, comprehensive First Aid supplies, and round-the-clock communication services. We are committed to responsible tourism practices, emphasizing the importance of sustainable and ethical travel.

Health and Saftey

Health and Saftey

Promoting responsible tourism is essential, as it calls for a collective effort from everyone involved in the industry. By prioritizing health and safety, we ensure that each journey is not only enjoyable but also respectful of the destinations and communities we visit.

How can we help you?

  • City Tour Equipment
  • City Tour Season
  • Climbing Equipment
  • Climbing Season
  • General Questions
  • Guide and Staffs
  • Nepal Overview
  • Tipping
  • Transportations
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Trekking Season
  • VISA info
  • Weather and Temperature

Do you provide any equipment for the trek?

Broad Adventure provides you a basic equipment like a Sleeping Bag and a down Jacket, for the tea-house trek. And for the climbing trip, we provide the basic equipment. For a camping trek check it once including the section.

What is the time zone of Nepal?

NPT (UTC+05:45)

What cultural attractions can I explore in Kathmandu?

Kathmandu is home to historical sites like Durbar Square, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), and Pashupatinath Temple. These landmarks showcase Nepal’s rich cultural and religious heritage, providing visitors with a deep insight into the country’s history.

What are the must-visit cities in Nepal?

Kathmandu, Pokhara, Bhaktapur, and Patan are popular cities offering rich cultural experiences. Each city has its own unique charm, historical sites, and vibrant local markets.

Do you provide any equipment for the trek?

Broad Adventure provides you a basic equipment like a Sleeping Bag and a down Jacket, for the tea-house trek. And for the climbing trip, we provide the basic equipment. For a camping trek check it once including the section.

Do I need to tip the guide and porters? What is the standard tip?

Tips is expected by your team members and normally the standard is 10% of your total trip cost.

What is the climbing season in Nepal?

The main climbing seasons are spring (April to May) and autumn (September to November). During these times, the weather is more stable, providing safer and more favorable conditions for climbing expeditions.

Are there other mountains in Nepal suitable for climbing?

Yes, Nepal is home to numerous trekking peaks and mountains suitable for climbing, such as Island Peak, Mera Peak, and Lobuche East. These peaks offer a challenging yet rewarding experience for climbers of various skill levels.

Can I climb Mount Everest as a tourist?

Climbing Mount Everest requires significant preparation, experience, and permits. Most climbers join organized expeditions with experienced guides. Climbing Everest is a serious undertaking that demands physical fitness, technical skills, and a high level of commitment.

Do I need to tip the guide and porters? What is the standard tip?

Tips is expected by your team members and normally the standard is 10% of your total trip cost.

What is the voltage and plug type used in Nepal?

The standard voltage is 230V, and the plug type is the Europlug (Type C) and the British-style plug (Type D). It’s advisable to bring adapters if necessary.

What is the voltage and plug type used in Nepal?

The standard voltage is 230V, and the plug type is the Europlug (Type C) and the British-style plug (Type D). It’s advisable to bring adapters if necessary.

Is it necessary to get travel insurance for Nepal?

Yes, travel insurance is highly recommended, especially for trekking and adventure activities. Ensure that your insurance covers medical emergencies, evacuation, and trip cancellations.

What languages are spoken in Nepal?

The official language is Nepali, but English is widely understood in tourist areas. Additionally, various ethnic groups have their own languages.

What is the currency used in Nepal, and are credit cards widely accepted?

The official currency is the Nepalese Rupee (NPR). While major cities and tourist areas accept credit cards, it’s advisable to carry cash in remote areas. ATMs are available in urban centers.

How can I get around within cities in Nepal?

Transportation options include taxis, rickshaws, and local buses. Walking is also a great way to explore the cities, especially in the old quarters. Many cities have well-preserved historic areas, and navigating them on foot allows for a more immersive experience.

What cultural attractions can I explore in Kathmandu?

Kathmandu is home to historical sites like Durbar Square, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), and Pashupatinath Temple. These landmarks showcase Nepal’s rich cultural and religious heritage, providing visitors with a deep insight into the country’s history.

Can I climb Mount Everest as a tourist?

Climbing Mount Everest requires significant preparation, experience, and permits. Most climbers join organized expeditions with experienced guides. Climbing Everest is a serious undertaking that demands physical fitness, technical skills, and a high level of commitment.

Are permits required for trekking in Nepal?

Yes, trekking permits are required for most trekking regions. The type of permit depends on the specific trekking area. It’s important to obtain the necessary permits from the respective authorities to support local conservation and management efforts.

When is the best season for treks in Nepal?

From March to mid-June and September to December is the best season for treks.

What is the fitness required for the treks?

Generally, to trek in Nepal we should have good physical and health conditions. And also able to walk 4- 7 hours in day at a high altitude with your little backpack.

Do you pick me up at the Airport upon my arrival?

Yes, our airport representative welcomes you at the airport and transfers you to the hotel in a private tourist vehicle.

Does my guide/porter speak English?

They speak English. All the guides are professional and due to their professionalism, they speak good English. The guide’s English is enough to explain the local culture, activities, and religions.

Are the treks and tours secured? What about the security?

Providing security to our clients is our principal. The government-licensed holder guides and other crew members are carefully assigned for your trip. Even though, would like to counsel you to take care of your equipment, and bags. If you doing a tea-house trek your accommodation is in a local guesthouse, where you have to be a precaution yourself at all times. And if you are on a camping trek always keep your bags inside the tent and while at nighttime please keep your bag in the middle of the tent. The camping leader assigns a Sherpa as a guard throughout the nighttime.

What sort of ground transportation do you use?

Normally we assign a car for up to 2 people and a Jeep for up to 5 people and then a bus for up to 14 PAX and Coster and Sutlej Bus depending on group size. There are some trekking routes, which are dirt roads for them we assign 4WD Jeeps. It also depends on what services you opt for.

Are the staff insured by your company?

Yes, all of the staff and crew members are insured.

Should I need to join the group?

Joining a group depends on your booking and the option that you choose. If you have booked for Private Trip then obviously you will not join. Otherwise, normally the same trip departs on the same day then the group will join.

Do you arrange a private trip?

Yes, of course, we will arrange a private tour.

How big is a group size?

We will try to arrange a small group of willing people, which immortalize the treks. Normally we encompass 12 -16 people in a group. (This is not to apply to those who want to do a Private Trip, no minimum and maximum for them.)

Is the drinking water okay? Or do I need to use tablets?

For drinking water you can buy bottled water and purified mineral water on tea-house treks and city tours. And in the camping trek, the camping cook provides you with boiled water. For some cases of remote area trekking it would be better to have some purification tablets that you can buy in Kathmandu.

What are the accommodations and meals like?

All the meals that you provided are hygienic and fresh. While you are on a camping trek you get meals prepared by a professional camping cook. And if you are doing a tea-house trek you will get the main course as like in the cities. For accommodation on the camping trek, you will have a tent with good-quality mattresses and a sleeping bag. And if you are on a tea-house trek you will normal twin-sharing room with basic facilities with a warm mattress and blanket, and also we provide a sleeping bag if you need it.

Is the shower facility during the tour/trek?

Yes, you can have a shower during the trek. In the camping trek, you will get a shower in a shower tent which is provided 3-4 times in the whole trek, depending on the duration of the trek. And in a tea-house trek, we will provide you attached room where possible and for the rest of town, you will pay for a shower.

Do you provide any equipment for the trek?

Broad Adventure provides you a basic equipment like a Sleeping Bag and a down Jacket, for the tea-house trek. And for the climbing trip, we provide the basic equipment. For a camping trek check it once including the section.

Is there any possibility of communicating in my hometown?

Yes, you can. In the Everest and Annapurna regions, you can connect via Phone, or Internet both available in most of the town and, in some remote routes, you may need to use a satellite phone that is carried by your trek guide or also get in the local town.

Can I charge the batteries of cameras, and phones?

Yes, you can charge your devices, but recommended you bring your plugs, and chargers and also do not leave unattended anything while charging in a lobby or somewhere in the trekking guesthouse. And if you are on a camping trek it’s quite hard to charge the phone so we advise you to bring a portable charge.

Are there any health precautions I should take before traveling to Nepal?

Vaccinations for diseases like typhoid, hepatitis, and tetanus are advisable. Altitude sickness prevention measures should be considered for high-altitude treks.

How can I find a reliable trekking guide in Nepal?

Reliable guides can be found through licensed trekking agencies, recommendations from fellow travelers, or by checking with the Nepal Tourism Board. Ensure that your guide has the necessary permits and is experienced in the chosen trekking region

Is hiring a local guide recommended for exploring Nepal?

Yes, hiring a local guide is highly recommended, especially for trekking and exploring remote areas. Guides provide valuable insights into the culture, history, and geography of the region, ensuring a safer and more enriching experience.

Is hiring a local guide recommended for exploring Nepal?

Yes, hiring a local guide is highly recommended, especially for trekking and exploring remote areas. Guides provide valuable insights into the culture, history, and geography of the region, ensuring a safer and more enriching experience.

Is Nepal a safe country for tourists?

Yes, Nepal is considered safe for tourists. However, like any travel destination, it’s essential to follow common-sense safety practices and stay updated on travel advisories. Local people are welcoming, and the country values its reputation as a safe and friendly destination.

What is the best time to visit Nepal?

The best time to visit Nepal is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is generally favorable for outdoor activities. During these periods, the skies are clear, and the temperatures are moderate.

What makes Nepal a popular tourist destination?

Nepal is renowned for its stunning Himalayan landscapes, rich cultural heritage, diverse wildlife, and warm hospitality. The country offers a unique blend of adventure, spirituality, and natural beauty.

What is the standard tip?

Tipping is subjective so it depends on your satisfaction. However, the standard is about 20% of the trip cost you can share with the staff.

Do I need to tip the guide and porters? What is the standard tip?

Tips is expected by your team members and normally the standard is 10% of your total trip cost.

Do you provide any equipment for the trek?

Broad Adventure provides you a basic equipment like a Sleeping Bag and a down Jacket, for the tea-house trek. And for the climbing trip, we provide the basic equipment. For a camping trek check it once including the section.

Are permits required for trekking in Nepal?

Yes, trekking permits are required for most trekking regions. The type of permit depends on the specific trekking area. It’s important to obtain the necessary permits from the respective authorities to support local conservation and management efforts.

Do I need a guide for trekking in Nepal?

While it’s not mandatory, hiring a local guide is highly recommended for safety, navigation, and cultural insights. Guides are familiar with the terrain, can provide valuable information about the region, and ensure a smoother trekking experience.

What are the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal?

The Everest Base Camp trek, Annapurna Circuit, Langtang Valley trek, and Manaslu Circuit are among the most popular trekking routes in Nepal. Each trek offers unique experiences, from breathtaking mountain views to encounters with diverse cultures.

When is the best season for treks in Nepal?

From March to mid-June and September to December is the best season for treks.

Do I need to tip the guide and porters? What is the standard tip?

Tips is expected by your team members and normally the standard is 10% of your total trip cost.

Can I extend my tourist visa to Nepal?

Yes, tourist visas can be extended at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu or the Immigration Office in Pokhara. Extension fees and requirements vary, and it’s advisable to initiate the process a few days before the current visa expires.

What documents are required for a tourist visa on arrival?

Passport with at least six months validity, a completed visa application form (available at the airport), and two passport-sized photos are required. Additionally, visa fees must be paid in cash (USD or equivalent).

What are the types of visas available for tourists?

Tourist visas are available for duration ranging from 15 to 90 days. Extensions can be obtained within Nepal if needed. Other visa categories include business visas, student visas, and diplomatic visas, each with specific requirements.

How do I obtain a visa for Nepal?

Tourist visas for Nepal can be obtained upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu or at various land entry points. Alternatively, you can apply for a visa at the Nepalese embassy or consulate in your home country before traveling.

What is the monsoon season in Nepal?

The monsoon season in Nepal runs from June to early September. During this time, the country receives heavy rainfall, particularly in the southern plains and the hilly regions. The monsoon brings lush green landscapes but can also cause landslides and flooding in some areas.

What is the time zone of Nepal?

NPT (UTC+05:45)

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