Private Vehicle, Flight from Ktm-Lukla-Ktm
March - May & Sept - Nov
Gokyo Valley Trek is a wonderful journey on the edge of the beautiful Gokyo Ri Peak (5357m), glittering sapphire lakes and generous sherpas.
A climb to Gokyo Ri at 5340m is the highest point of this trek with spectacular views of Everest, Gokyo Valley, Gokyo Lake, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu and the beautiful lush green vegetation accompanied by wildlife and seasonal flora.
This makes it popular with environmental scientists, ecologists, photographers, trekkers along with the pilgrims. Generally, the Gokyo Valley Trek comes with a package sightseeing of the beautiful architecturally rich Kathmandu Valley with the ancient Pagoda Temple and the lively locals that continues with a morning flight to Lukla.
The tour begins with a descent to Phakding and climb to the Namche Bazaar, passing the beautiful pine and rhododendron forest along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River leading to the gate of Everest - Namche Bazaar.
For acclimatization we take a day break there, which is very convenient because you can enjoy the beautiful suburb that enriches you spiritually and collect more information about mountain climbing and climate.
We also explore the market, visit monasteries and take a short tour of the museum and schools. After taking the necessary rest, we will go through Khumjung to Dole and explore the Himalayan lifestyle, people and landscape.
As you climb up to Dole you can see the sudden change in the environment, vegetation and civilization, although some small tea houses keep you company every step of the way. From Dole - we cross the shepherds and follow steep rugged trails, we reach Macchermo which leads us to Gokyo where you will have the chance to explore numerous glacial lakes such as Ngzommpa, Cho La, Dudh Pokhari and Gokyo Lake itself.
Lakes in the Gokyo Valley are known as the freshwater lakes at the highest elevations that have garnered an honor from being registered on the Ramsar site since 2007. It consists of five major lakes, including Thonak Cho (160.8 acres), the largest of which is followed by Gokyo Cho (160 hectares).
These lakes are the source of life for many, including nature, peoples and vegetation, indicating its importance in every way, be it religious, cultural and ecological sanctuary (festival in August) and mode of survival. The lush green vegetation, the pristine sapphire water, the icy glaciers, the gleaming snow-covered mountains, and the warm people - this tour has it all.