Gokyo Valley Circuit Trekking

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    from $999 USD
Group Price for This Trip
No. of people Price
1 - 1 US$ 1125
2 - 5 US$ 1050
6 - 10 US$ 999

Duration: 13 Days

Trip Grade: Moderate

Altitude Max: 5545m

Group Size: 1 - 10

Best Season: Sep-Dec/March-April

Activities: Trekking

Transportation: Private Vehicle and Flight Ticket

Accomodation: Standard Hotel in Kathmandu and Tea House during the trekking

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek

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Trip Highlight

  • Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and vice versa
  • Renjo La Pass (5360m) provide awesome perspectives of the Himalayas
  • Gokyo valleys five frozen lakes with a stunning view of Gokyo Ri
  • Exciting and challenging experience, during Gokyo Valley Circuit Trekking
  • Gokyo Ri with panoramic views of Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse and Taboche and Ngozumpa Glacier.
  • Witness yak and mountain goat grazing over the hills and mountain.
  • Gain an intimate understanding of the Sherpa culture in the Himalayas.
  • Explore the mesmerizing prayer wheels, colorful flags, Mani stones, and huge suspension bridges
  • Get amazed by the stunning diversity of flora and animals, including musk deer, colorful pheasants, snow leopards, and Himalayan Thar
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of Ama Dablam, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, and other peaks of the Himalayas
  • Explore breathtaking mountain valleys, slopes, springs, waterfalls, lush woods bursting with vibrant rhododendron, and more.

At a glance

Over view of Gokyo Valley Lake Trek - 13 Days

Gokyo Valley Trekking is renowned among travelers for outstanding views of Everest that it offers at the Gokyo peak which is comparatively better than at Kalapathar. The route passes turquoise lakes, monasteries at high altitude, several viewpoints with panoramic mountain views, Sherpa villages and rare flora and fauna.

Travelers are becoming more and more fascinated with Gokyo Valley Lake Trekking because of its magnificent Mount Everest views. You will climb to the Gokyo Ri summit on your journey for a superior perspective of Everest and the surrounding peaks than you might get from Kalapatthar. On this trail, you will get a glimpse of rare flora and wildlife as well as turquoise lakes, high-altitude monasteries, panoramic mountain vistas, Sherpa communities, and viewpoints.

The Gokyo Valley Lake Circuit Trek offers stunning alpine views and a peek of Sherpa heritage. You will see amazing vistas of Everest and the neighboring peaks as you go. The journeys high point will be Gokyo Ri, which offers a breathtaking view of Everest and surrounding mountains, as well as the lovely Gokyo lakeand Ngozomba Glacier. The Gokyo Valley Trek offers breathtaking vistas of the mountains, including Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, Pumori, Thamserku, and many more. This unique walk offers a chance to see the local flora and animals as well as the Sherpa homeland and their grand monasteries.

The Gokyo Valley Lake Trek Itinerary starts with a morning flight of 40 minutes to Lukla. You will relocate to Phakding, which is close to Lukla by foot. You will travel to Namche Bazaar, the entrance to Mount Everest, the following day. You will stay another day in Namche to adjust to the altitude while discovering about Sherpa culture and way of life. You will be motivated to continue on your Gokyo Valley Lake Trek by the stunning morning views of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Khantenga, and Thamserku. You will next go to Dole and finally Machhermo, passing the second-largest glacier in the world, Ngozumpa. You will go from Machhermo to Gokyo, where the treks high point, Gokyo Ri, will astound you with its picturesque surroundings. You will stop in Gokyo Village to acclimatize and go to Gokyo Ri in the morning to take in the amazing vistas of the Everest region. The highest point of the Gokyo Valley Lake Circuit Trek with Lakes is Renjo La Pass, where you will move from Gokyo Valley. You will walk to Lumde, Taranga, Thame, and back to Namche after crossing the Renjo La Pass. You will travel from Namche to Lukla via the small villages of Jorsale, Monjo, Phakding, and Chheplung. You will finish the Gokyo Valley Trek by flying back to Kathmandu from Lukla.

For the Gokyo Valley Trek with Gokyo Ri and Lake, Green Valley Nepal Treks, a well-known trekking company in Kathmandu, provides a carefully prepared itinerary and knowledgeable guides. You will enjoy the spectacular Mountain View with varied cultural traditions and lifestyles. Booking is now available for the Gokyo Valley Trek for the years 2023 and 2024 at a very reasonable price.

Gokyo Valley (Lake) Trek Cost for 2023 and 2024:

Gokyo Valley (Lake) Circuit Trek Cost start from USD 999 per person.

The cost of the Gokyo Valley (Lake) Circuit Trek is subject to the requirements of travelers. When searching for Gokyo Valley (Lake) Circuit Trek cost, different price ranges can be found depending on the travel agency and services offered. Green Valley Nepal Treks offers a regular Gokyo Valley (Lake) Circuit Trek based on group size. Please flow for the cost details based on group size:

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1 to 1 USD 1125 BOOK THIS TRIP
2 to 4 USD 1050 per person BOOK THIS TRIP
5 to 8 USD 999 per person BOOK THIS TRIP

If larger than 8 persons in the group contact us via email or WhatsApp for a special group offer.

Best Season for Gokyo Valley Lake Circuit Trek

Spring (March, April, May)

The spring is one of the best seasons for a trip to Gokyo Valley Lake Trek with Lake. The beautiful weather in spring makes the excursion much more enjoyable. The weather is constant, so there are no sudden downpours that may endanger the walk. No weather-related challenges exist for trackers, such as heavy rain, snowfall, or other severe conditions. Another exciting aspect of spring trekking is the opportunity to see animals that emerge out of hibernation. The region is densely forested, and the walks are decorated with colorful flowers.

Autumn (September, October, November)

Autumn is another favored time of year for Gokyo Valley Trek with Gokyo Ri and Gokyo Lake. Because there are fewer weather-related issues like landslides, avalanches, and other things. Throughout the whole autumn, you will take in magnificent views of the snow-capped Alps. Trekkers can see these Himalayan monuments against a brilliant blue sky. This time of year, a safe and enjoyable trek is available in the serene Himalayan foothills in the locality. The nation also observes a variety of celebrations in the autumn. Trekkers will thus have the possibility to encounter various civilizations along the lovely cultural trails. You may discover more about the local settlements with the help of a knowledgeable guide.

Food during Gokyo Valley (Lake) Circuit Trek

You will have three meals throughout your Gokyo Valley Complete Circuit Trek journey.
Breakfast: During the trip, meals like as pancakes, corn flakes, local bread, chapatti, porridge, egg dishes of any form (fried egg, scrambled egg, boiled egg, omelet), toast, Muesli with milk, hash brown potatoes, and so on are usually provided.
Lunch: Pancakes, corn flakes, local bread, chapatti, porridge, egg dishes of any kind (fried egg, scrambled egg, boiled egg, omelet), toast, Muesli with milk, hash brown potatoes, and so on are frequently supplied during the excursion.
Dinner: The dinner menu is identical to the lunch menu, but it includes soups such as tomato soup, mushroom soup, garlic soup, vegetable soup, chicken soup, and so on.
Drinks: You can get black tea, milk tea, lemon tea, ginger tea, mint tea, and so on for tea, and milk coffee or black coffee for coffee.

Accommodation during Gokyo Valley (Lake) Circuit Trek

In Kathmandu, you will share a room with another guest at a 3-star hotel. If you are hiking in groups and regularly participating, you will be placed in a room with a person of the same gender. If you prefer a single supplement, you can ask for one in Kathmandu and while you are on foot along the route (that might cost extra besides the trip price stated). Do not hesitate to contact us if you need more details. During the Gokyo Valley Circuit Trekking, you will stay at tea houses. Tea houses are a combination of lodging, dining establishment, and social hub. Little additional furniture, such as small tables or chairs, is present in the rooms other than twin beds. Usually, blankets are provided (it is recommended that you carry your own sleeping bags). The majority of bathrooms have a comfortable sitting or squatting toilets. The majority of the lodges have hot water for showers, although using hot showers incurs an extra cost.

Gokyo Valley (Lake) Circuit Trek Difficulty Level

If you have never trekked before, especially in the Himalayas, the Gokyo Valley Trek may be difficult for you because youll be taking risky, hazardous routes. You must hike for at least 5 to 6 hours each day on this excursion. The steep, tough terrain has many ups and downs. You need to be in excellent physical and mental shape for this expedition. Altitude sickness is a significant concern on every Nepal hiking trip. Trekkers are more prone to encounter altitude sickness since the routes go through locations that are more than 4000 meters above sea level.
You will go over difficult, inaccessible, steep, and harsh terrain on the Gokyo Valley Trekking paths. You must overcome these obstacles if you want to build your abdominal muscles. Along the route, the hikers will face a range of difficulties, including rocky terrain, meadows, deep valleys, and roadways covered in rocks. Additionally, they will come across small cliffs and other dangerous terrains. These long walks will be difficult for most hikers. Someone who has never hiked in these conditions would find it difficult to cover such a large distance.

Preparation for Gokyo Valley (Lake) Circuit Trek

Before beginning the Gokyo Valley Circuit with Lakes, its crucial to take your mental and physical health into consideration. Before making a reservation with us, if you have never gone trekking before, you must first start by cycling, running, and taking morning walks for a few weeks or months. The Gokyo Valley Trek through Gokyo Ri will benefit if you have prior hiking and climbing expertise.
The trails highest point is Renjo La Pass, which rises 5360 meters above sea level. The route includes several ascents and descents, terraced farms, and Sherpa communities. Therefore, it requires an excellent physical condition to walk for 5 to 6 hours a day. Trekkers should have a cheerful mindset because uncertainty frequently results in discomfort and anxiety. When you engage with us to plan a trip, we highly suggest that you discuss your respiratory health with your doctor before you depart and email us a copy of the report.

Altitude Sickness and Remedies during Gokyo Valley (Lake) Circuit Trek

While on the Gokyo Valley Trek via Gokyo Lakes, altitude sickness can occur when the body is unable to adjust to the low oxygen levels and high air pressure in high-altitude Mountains. Many hikers and mountain climbers get acute mountain sickness when the oxygen level starts to plummet at an altitude of 3000 meters. Numerous symptoms, including headaches, exhaustion, nausea, shortness of breath, wooziness, lack of sleep or trouble falling asleep, loss of appetite, and others, are associated with acute mountain sickness. Consider the following advice to prevent altitude sickness before heading to Gokyo Valley Complete Circuit Trekking:

  • Keep yourself hydrated when hiking and stay away from alcohol because it dehydrates you.
  • Maintain a healthy diet throughout the trip.
  • Diamox, the most effective medicine for altitude sickness, should be brought along on the hike.
  • Dont hurry when hiking to a high altitude. You ought to walk carefully and slowly.
  • Before hiking at an elevation of more than 3,000 meters, acclimate appropriately.
  • If your body reveals any symptoms of altitude sickness, you must either stop immediately or lower some elevation.
  • Keeping yourself clean may also help you avoid altitude sickness.

Travel Insurance for Gokyo Valley (Lake) Circuit Trek

Travel insurance is required for Gokyo Valley Trek with Gokyo Ri. Prior to the start of the trip, each hiker is obligated to provide Green Valley Nepal Treks with a copy of their certificate of complete travel insurance coverage. The insurance must cover all costs associated with medical and emergency evacuation, as well as helicopter rescue operations up to a height of 6000 meters. Within a week of booking the Gokyo Valley Trek over Renjo La Pass, we require all participants to send us detailed insurance information. Based on your insurance policy and the other papers you provided to us, well quickly and effectively construct a rescue plan in the case of an emergency. Ask your insurance provider if they provide helicopter rescue and evacuation up to 6000 meters before buying travel insurance.

Gokyo Valley (Lake) Circuit Trek Packing List

The following is a short list of essentials to remember to bring on your Gokyo Valley Trek via Renjo La Pass:

  • Sunglasses, sun hat, woolen cap, or balaclava
  • Inner and outer gloves
  • Towel, flip-flop or rubber sandal, toiletries
  • Rucksack or daypack (30 liters) with a waterproof cover
  • Trekking pants and waterproof trousers
  • T-shirts or shirts
  • Down Jacket
  • Wind/ waterproof light jacket
  • Fleece jumper or jacket
  • Headlamp, power bank, and extra batteries
  • Sun protection cream, wet wipes, and hand sanitizer
  • Inner Thermal (top and trouser)
  • Socks and underwear
  • Water bottle and water purification tablets
  • Sleeping bag liner

Here are some more items to consider adding to your packing list: Recommended Packing List for Nepal Trek

Gokyo Valley (Lake) Circuit Trek Safety Majors

We make sure that our customers are secure and protected while on Gokyo Valley Treks via Gokyo Ri. The reputable company Green Valley Nepal Treks follows the following safety precautions:

  • The trek leaders and guides can ensure your comfort, safety, and security as they have years of experience leading treks.
  • We provide each and every one of our guide thorough wilderness first aid training.
  • Throughout the walk, our leader will encourage and inspire you.
  • We evaluate the cleanliness of the meals and housing in hiking destinations.
  • We have every piece of equipment, gear, and first aid kits that might require during trek.
  • Our trek leaders have the right to either cancel or continue the trip if someone feels sick from the altitude.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1 :Arriving In Kathmandu (1250m)

Day 2 :Fly to Lukla at 2840m and trek to Phakding at 2610m (3 hours)

Day 3 :Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar

Day 4 :Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar

Day 5 :Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole

Day 6 :Trek from Dole to Machhermo

Day 7 :Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo

Day 8 :Acclimatization Day at Gokyo

Day 9 :Trek from Gokyo to Lumde via Renjo La Pass

Day 10 :Trek from Lumde to Namche via Thame

Day 11 :Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla

Day 12 :Flight Back from Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 13 : Departure from Kathmandu

Cost Include

  • Airports pick up drop service
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu on Standard Hotel with Breakfast
  • Farewell dinner in famous Nepali restaurant with Nepali culture dance program
  • All permits such as National park, TIMS Permit
  • All nights lodge accommodations on mountain
  • 3 times meals day such as Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trekking
  • Trekking gear duffel bag for your trekking stuffs
  • Sleeping Bag, Down Jacket (refundable)
  • Medical Kit Bag on every trip
  • First Aid and Eco trained English Speaking professionals guide
  • Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu flight tickets
  • Staffs insurance, well paid salary, equipments, foods & Hotel

Cost Exclude

  • International airfare & Nepal visa fee
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Porter ( One porter between two trekkers is recommended. One porter would cost USD 180) 
  • Personal Insurance & personal expenses
  • Tips for Guide and Porter ( it is expected).

Trip Note

If you prefer to join with the group, you could click on fixed departure date set by Green Valley Nepal Treks Team. If our fixed departure date won’t suitable or you would like to make a private trip please let us know we will create customize departure date for you.

  • Departure date mean your arrival day in Kathmandu (the day before start the trip from Kathmandu)
  • Every departure day we have a pre-trip meeting at 5:00 PM in Green Valley Nepal Treks Office

Detail Itinerary

Day 1 :Arriving In Kathmandu (1250m)Accommodation: 3 Stars Hotel in Thamel
With a sign that reads Green Valley Nepal Treks, our airport representative will be waiting for you outside the terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. After that, a private vehicle will take you to your hotel. Whenever you are ready to know more about the Gokyo Valley Circuit Trek Itinerary, you are welcome to visit our office for a pre-trip meeting.

Day 2 :Fly to Lukla at 2840m and trek to Phakding at 2610m (3 hours)Altitude: 1400 meters at Kathmandu, 2840 meters at Lukla, 2610 meters at Phakding
Flight time: 40 to 50 minutes
Trekking time: 3 to 4 hours
Trekking Distance: 7.8 kilometers
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House or Lodge
Before starting your Gokyo Valley Trek adventure, you will take a 45-minute scenic flight to Lukla. You will fall in love with the gorgeous mountain ranges when you soar above them. A member of our knowledgeable Sherpa staff will greet you at Tenzing-Hillary Airport and begin the trip to Phakding. Following the Dudh Koshi on its eastern side will take you to Phakding once you have descended to the Kusum River. The most crucial thing to remember is to move slowly since your body needs time to get used to the thin air. You will arrive in Phakding after a short trek, and you will spend the night at a teahouse managed by Sherpas.

Day 3 :Trek from Phakding to Namche BazaarAltitude: 2610 meters at Phakding, 3440 meters at Namche Bazaar
Trekking time: 5 to 6 hours
Trekking Distance: 10.4 kilometers
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House or Lodge
You will travel by incredible Sherpa communities like Bengkar, Monjo, and Jorsale on your way to Namche. The road between Phakding and Namche has a number of hills in both directions. As you cross the Dudh Koshi River at Bengkar, you will be able to see vistas of snow-capped mountains, including Kusum Kanguru, Thamserku, and other summits. After traveling via a few settlements, you will reach the checkpoint at the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park, where your permits for the Gokyo Valley Circuit Trek with Gokyo Ri will be examined. By climbing one of the suspension bridges above the river, you may get to Namche Bazaar. From Namche Bazaar, one can view stunning peaks including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and Taweche.

Day 4 :Acclimatization Day in Namche BazaarAltitude: 3440 meters at Namche Bazaar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House or Lodge
Prior to beginning the Gokyo Valley Circuit Trek with Gokyo Lakes, there is time to rest and acclimatize at Namche. The Khumbu region includes the bustling town of Namche Bazaar. There are a lot of conveniences, such as bakeries, restaurants, ATMs, and Internet cafés. Before embarking on a tour of the neighborhood, you could briefly stop at a viewpoint like Thame or Khunde. To find out more about Sherpa culture, Everest climbers, and their rituals, go to the Tourist Visitor Center. The Everest View Hotel is also reachable via hiking. From here, one can see a wide range of mountains, including Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho-Oyu, Thamserku, and many others. You will see the area for a while before returning to Namche for the evening.

Day 5 :Trek from Namche Bazaar to DoleAltitude: 3440 meters at Namche Bazaar, 4110 meters at Dole
Trekking Distance: 10 kilometers
Trekking time: 6 to 7 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House or Lodge
Following a day of acclimatization in Namche, you will continue your Gokyo Valley Circuit Trekking. You will pass through the picturesque towns of Syangboche, Sanasa, and Phortse Thanga to reach Dole. To see the greatest views of mountain ranges including Taboche, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kongde Ri, you will set off on your trek early in the morning. You will arrive at the intersection of the Gokyo Valley and Everest Base Camp path routes after descending via Khumjung. To get to Phortse Thanga, you will follow a rocky trail that gradually climbs a high incline. Before reaching Dole, you will go beside the Dudh Koshi River, through a rhododendron forest, and up a short rise through a challenging hiking track, you will be at Dole

Day 6 :Trek from Dole to MachhermoAltitude: 4110 meters at Dhole, 4470 meters at Machhermo
Trekking Distance: 10 kilometers
Trekking time: 5 to 6 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House or Lodge
The Gokyo Valley Trek Map will be your guide as you make your way from Dhole to Maccharmo. As you walk the route, you will notice how the vegetation and landforms differ. After climbing a ridge, the route passes by the temporary settlements of villagers in Lhabarma and Luza. You will enjoy the stunning views of Kantega, Cho Oyu, Thamserku, and the Ngozumpa glacier while on the trek. You might be able to glimpse views of the deep Dudh Koshi valley as you go on your charming hillside stroll. Your journey ends at Machhermo after traversing the pathways' peaks and valleys. Machhermo hamlet is the starting point of a lovely stream that flows from Kyajo Ri and Phari Lapche.

Day 7 :Trek from Machhermo to GokyoAltitude: 4470 meters at Machhermo, 4790 meters at Gokyo
Trekking Distance: 7 kilometers
Trekking time: 4 to 5 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House or Lodge
You will begin your Gokyo Valley Circuit Trekking by ascending a ridge today, from where you will get wonderful views of Mount Cho Oyu. You will go past Phangkha before descending to the riverbed. The last moraine of the Ngazumpa glacier may be seen as you proceed down the trail. You will go toward the first lake, Longpongo, after ascending the moraine. To get there, you must cross a creek on an iron bridge. You will find the second lake, called as Taboche Tsho, after seeing the Lama Footprints on a stone. You'll be inspired to go a little farther to the third lake, Dudh Pokhari, when you see this cold blue lake glittering in the sunlight. Next to the lake is where the Gokyo villages are located.

Day 8 :Acclimatization Day at GokyoAltitude: 4790 meters at Gokyo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House or Lodge
The second day of the Gokyo Valley Trek with Lakes, which can be used for quick treks to adapt, is today. You can ascend to Gokyo Ri in the morning if the weather is clear. From the summit of the Gokyo Ri, you will get a close-up view of the entire Khumbu area and Mount Everest. Several additional peaks, including Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makulu, are magnificently visible from Gokyo Ri during the glorious early morning sunshine. A different way to make use of the acclimatization day is to go three kilometers north of Gokyo to enjoy the tranquil beauty of the fourth lake, Thonak Tsho. Depending on your level of fitness, you can continue hiking to the fifth lake, Ngozumpa Tsho, where you can enjoy incredible views of the Himalayas' longest glacier.

Day 9 :Trek from Gokyo to Lumde via Renjo La PassAltitude: 4790 meters at Gokyo, 4380 meters Lumde, 5360 meters at Renjo La Pass
Trekking Distance: 9 kilometers
Trekking time: 6 to 7 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House or Lodge
It will be one of your most exciting days because you will be crossing Renjo La Pass along the way. The trek is easy at first, but as you near Renjo La's summit, it suddenly gets more challenging. As you continue on your Gokyo Valley Trekking Itinerary toward Lumde, Gokyo Valley will be left behind. You will witness the breathtaking views of towering peaks like Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu once you have crossed the Renjo La Pass. Depending on the time of year, you could witness a range of human activities, such as yak herding. To get to Angladumba Tsho, the route continues down the stairs. You will view Relama Tsho and Renjo Lake as you continue to trek, and to reach Lumde, you will pass through a slender valley filled with enormous stones.

Day 10 :Trek from Lumde to Namche via ThameAltitude: 4380 meters Lumde, 3440 meters at Namche Bazaar, 3820 meters at Thame
Trekking Distance: 15 kilometers
Trekking time: 7 to 8 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House or Lodge
Your Gokyo Valley Circuit Trek will begin from Lumde today and go toward Namche Bazaar after crossing Bhote Koshi. After successfully crossing the Renjo La Pass from Lumde, you will have a straightforward descent to the Bhote Koshi River close to the rural community of Marlung. You will descend from Marlung to Taranga, a lovely settlement along Langmuche Khola. You will eventually arrive at Thame after leaving Langmuche Khola. You will arrive at Samde, where there are spectacular mountain views, after crossing the suspension bridge. You may view the monastery Khari Goma, which is also a nunnery, in the village of Thamo after ascending the steep trail. After passing through the Phurte small settlement and the Laudo Monastery, you will arrive at the tallest power plant in the world, which was constructed with Australia's assistance. After crossing a few chortens, Mani stones, gompas, prayer flags, and prayer flags, you are at last at Namche.

Day 11 :Trek from Namche Bazaar to LuklaAltitude: 3440m at Namche Bazaar, 2840m at Lukla
Trekking Distance: 15.7 kilometers
Trekking Time: 7 to 8 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Today Gokyo Valley Circuit Trekking journey will start in Namche and end in Lukla. You must descend down a precipitous slope on shaky legs until you reach the airport area, which presents enormous challenges. Go slowly and cautiously across the bridge to enter the alpine forest and cross the Dudh Koshi River. After crossing the suspension bridges over the rapidly flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, the flat road gets even flatter and more fragile. You will like the contrast between the wide plains, pine and rhododendron forests, and the distant snow-capped summits. After passing through the towns of Monjo, Phakding, and Chheplung, you will eventually reach Lukla, where you can witness a number of walls and monasteries.

Day 12 :Flight Back from Lukla to KathmanduAltitude: 2840 meters at Lukla, 1400 meters at Kathmandu
Flight time: 40 to 50 minutes
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: 3 Stars Hotel in Thamel
It's time to say goodbye to Nepal's Khumbu area. Your bags will be transported to the airport by our Sherpas crew members, and the guides will handle additional airport formalities. You will immediately board the airplane and take off for your return flight to Kathmandu once it has arrived. You will be transported to your accommodation in Kathmandu from the airport. You may make the most of your remaining time on Gokyo Valley Complete Circuit Trek by visiting Kathmandu's well-known marketplaces. You will gather for the goodbye meal in the evening, during which you will also talk about the trip and the feedback.

Day 13 : Departure from KathmanduMeals: Breakfast
It's the last day of your Gokyo Valley Trek itinerary. One of our company personnel will assist you in traveling to the airport when your flight is scheduled to depart. If you want to extend your trip, Green Valley Nepal Treks, however, can make the required arrangements. If your flight is scheduled for a late evening, you can also go shopping to get a few presents for your friends and family.

Based on the request from The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, most of the flights from Kathmandu (KTM) to Lukla (LUA) has been shifted to the nearby Ramechhap (RCH) Airport in order to manage extreme air traffic congestion at TIA. We have to drive to Ramechhap (RCH) airport from Kathmandu to fly Lukla on day 2nd; it will take about 3 to 4 hours.

How safe is the Gokyo Valley Circuit Trek?

We promise to keep all hikers happy, safe, and secure. Our teams are well trained in first aid, and they are equipped with all the gear, supplies, and first aid kits required. Oximeters are also used to track altitude sickness symptoms. In an emergency, well fly you back from this great height using a helicopter. In an emergency, we will fly you back from the high height using a helicopter.

Do I need any permits before starting Gokyo Valley Trek?

Yes. Sagarmatha National Park permit and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality permit are necessary. You may rely on Green Valley Nepal Treks to assist you with all the documentation required to obtain these permits.

Do I need travel insurance for Gokyo Valley Trekking?

Travel insurance is required for this trip. Prior to the start of the trip, each hiker is required to give Green Valley Nepal Treks a copy of their certificate of complete travel insurance coverage. The insurance must cover all costs associated with medical and emergency evacuation, as well as helicopter rescue operations up to a height of 6000 meters.

Is there any age limit for Gokyo Valley Complete Circuit Trek?

Although there is no restriction on age, we do not advise bringing young children up high. The health of a youngster might be severely affected. But you also need to be in good physical shape and be optimistic. A delicate medical condition, such as heart or lung problems, is another condition for which we do not advise this trek.

What should be the weight of the bag for Gokyo Valley Trek with Lakes?

We advise you to limit the weight of your trek luggage to no more than 15 kilograms. A maximum of 30 kilograms can be carried by each porter. We assign 1 porter to transport 2 duffel bags for clients. Please be aware that for the flight to Lukla, you are only permitted 15 kg of luggage, including your handbag. You will be charged extra for overage luggage.

Is Wi-Fi available during Gokyo Valley Circuit Trek with Gokyo Ri?

Yes, majority of tea houses will charge a nominal fee for internet access. Although the WI-FI service may not be extremely quick, you can check for urgent messages or updates that are relevant to your job.

How is the drinking water in the trails to Gokyo Valley Circuit Trekking?

On the trails, bottled water is widely and cheaply accessible, however, certain trek areas do not allow plastic bottles. Therefore, we advise you to take a water bottle that you may fill with boiling or filter water. Additionally, we urge you to use water purification pills or drops, which you may either bring from your home country or purchase in Kathmandu.

Can I eat vegetarian food on Gokyo Valley Trek with Renjo La Pass?

Yes, you can eat vegetarian cuisine with no issues as most lodges provide vegetarian dishes. To prevent food poisoning, we constantly advise our clients to consume vegetarian meals. Eating large, meat-based meals at a high altitude is not very healthy.

Can I use credit cards during Gokyo Valley Circuit Trekking?

In general, credit cards are not widely accepted in Nepal, hence their utility is minimal. In Kathmandu, there are ATMs where you may withdraw rupees at a favorable exchange rate. In addition to whatever fees your bank may impose, Kathmandus ATMs typically impose a $5 USD service charge. These ATMs also commonly have a restriction of 25,000 rupees per day (approximately $215 USD).

What if my flight to and from Lukla is cancelled or delayed during Gokyo Valley Trekking?

You can face a flight delay or cancellation due to high altitude, poor weather, or unanticipated technical problems. In the case of such an eventuality, Green Valley Nepal Treks will charter a helicopter to ensure that you are on time for your trip or flight home, which will incur an additional fee due to the unplanned event.

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