Gokyo Trek is the second most popular trekking route after Everest base camp in the Everest Region. Gokyo Valley is one of the most picturesque valleys of Nepal which lies on the west of the Khumbu region.
The valley is also is home to many lakes and the most famous glacier - the Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in Nepal and also believed to be the largest of the Himalayas.
Gokyo Valley Trek of 14 Days will lead you towards to magical Gokyo Ri Peak (5357 m) and the maximum elevation we gain on this trip is 5340 m.
From the vantage point, you can observe the spectacular views of the entire Gokyo lowland, the pristine lakes of Gokyo including mountains like Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, etc, along with the gorgeous lush green forest vegetation accompanied by seasonal flora.
Trekking in Gokyo valley is also popular with environmental scientists, ecologists, photographers, along with pilgrims. Gokyo is the most authentic Sherpa village with huge numbers of yaks and yaks milk products producers.
Gokyo Trek Route
Generally, the package comes with sightseeing of architecturally rich beautiful Kathmandu with an ancient pagoda temple and the lively locals and continues with a morning flight to Lukla.
The trek starts with a descend to Phakding and climb up to the Namche, passing the gorgeous pine and rhododendron forest along with the banks of Dudh Koshi River leading to the door of Everest - Namche Bazaar.
For accommodation, we take daybreak there, which is very appropriate because you can enjoy the beautiful suburb that enriches you spiritually and collect more information about mountain climbing and weather.
We also explore the local market nearby, 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 atmosphere, 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 Machhermo which leads us to Gokyo where you will have the chance to explore numerous glacial lakes such as Ngozumpa, Cho La, Dudh Pokhari and Gokyo Lake itself.
Lakes of 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.
Trip Highlights of Gokyo Valley
- Magical view from the air
- The multi-faceted backwoods of Sagarmatha National Park
- Freshwater lakes as of Gokyo.
- Ngozumpa Glacier (Nepal Largest of Nepal)
- Khumjung Monastery, Historical Tengboche Monastery
- Famous Namche Bazar
- Magnificent panoramic views of Gokyo Ri, Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu and Other Peaks
- Sherpa people of the Everest region
- Buddhist culture and tradition and amazing landscapes of Gokyo valley