Gokyo Valley trek

off to stunning Gokyo Valley

"And I think to myself, what a wonderful world."

Photo credit:
Akunamatata, Mahatma4711 and Sebastian Werner.

your private Gokyo Valley trek

Everest region

12 days


5483 meter

guide & porter

mountain lodge

about the route

Everest Basecamp too busy? Then try this nice alternative route nearby. It leads you to the west side of the Everest to the village of Gokyo and five sacred lakes beside the Ngozumpa glacier.

Along this trek you'll have splendid views of the rural Gokyo Valley, the turquoise Gokyo Lakes as well as the white glaciers and awe-inspiring Himalayan peaks. The mountains you get to pass by along the way are:

  • Lhotse (8516m)
  • Makalu (8481m)
  • Cho Oyu (8201m)
  • Nuptse (7879m)
  • Pumori (7161m)
  • Ama Dablam (6856m)
  • Kantega (6809m)
  • Kwangde (6194m)
  • and of course Mount Everest (8848m)


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day 01 | Pre-trip meeting.

day 02 | Flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport in Lukla (2804m) and trek to Phakding (2610m) - 3/4 hrs.

day 03 | Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441m) - 6 hrs.

day 04 | Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar.

day 05 | Trek to Phorste Thanga (3680m) - 5 hrs.

day 06 | Trek to Machherma (4470m) - 5 hrs.

day 07 | Trek to Gokyo (4790m) - 6 hrs.

day 08 | Trek to Gokyo Ri (5483m) and back to Gokyo - 5 hrs.

day 09 | Trek to Dole (4200m) - 6 hrs.

day 10 | Trek to Namche Bazaar via Khumjung village (3780m) - 5 hrs.

day 11 | Trek to Lukla (2804m) - 6 hrs. 

day 12 | Morning flight to Kathmandu.

Note: it's possible to combine your trekking with other activities such as white water rafting and wildlife safari in the jungle. The itinerary can be customised according to your wishes and the duration of your stay in Nepal.

Contact us for more information.

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cost includes

  • airport transfer and drop off
  • flight tickets KTM-LUA and LUA-KTM
  • trekking permit
  • EBC permit
  • experienced, English speaking guide
  • porter per two persons
  • government taxes, VAT and tourist service charges
  • accommodation during your trekking
  • breakfast, lunch and dinner during your trekking

cost does not include

  • Nepal entry visa
  • Nepal airport and airfare departure tax
  • travel health insurance
  • meals in Kathmandu
  • alcohol, hot and cold drinks
  • trekking equipment
  • tips for trekking staff and drivers
  • all other expenses that are not mentioned below 'cost includes' 


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On my very first day in Nepal, back in 2013, I met Govinda and we've been best (!) friends ever since. Govinda and I have been on quite some treks in Nepal together and traveled in Sir Lanka and Europe as well. And now we also work together with by Mountain People. Back in the Netherlands I take care of the website and I am always planning a next stay in Nepal. But hey ... what are you up to? :)