Gokyo Valley Trekking - 15 Days

Trip Overview

Gokyo Valley Trekking route is a traditional trekking trail in the Everest region that blends natural beauty, adventure and diversity. Bask in the magnificent view of Everest and scores of other big and small Himalayas. Lay eyes on the the largest glacier in the Nepalese Himalayas. Surround yourself with a variety of flora and fauna. Be a part of the unique culture of the region. Take the Gokyo Valley Trekking route to explore a different side of the Himalayas not seen from the Everest Base Camp. Gokyo boasts magnificent turquoise lakes. The surrounding glacier forms the source of mighty and torrential Sapta Koshi River, the biggest river in Nepal. This river holds cultural and historical significance.

Gokyo Valley Trekking route takes you to the less popular, yet more beautiful, part of the Everest region. The journey begins with the exploration of the ancient, cultural and historical heritages of Kathmandu valley. Learn about Newari culture, tradition and lifestyle that has been in existence for ages. After that, take an exhilarating 35 minute flight to the beautiful Lukla Airport. The trail follows the mighty Dudh Koshi River. You will enjoy the view of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam and other peaks that overlook our trekking trail. We trek through several villages enjoying the ecological diversity of Sagarmatha National Park. Then we hike up to reach the buzzing city of Namche Bazaar.

Afterwards we take on the less travelled path as we wander through the trail to the settlements of Dole and Machhermo. After another day of trekking the beautiful Gokyo valley welcomes us. After exploring Gokyo village, one of the highest settlements in the world, we ascend Gokyo Peak. Atop the ridge there is stunning view of the Ngozumba glacier.  From here, you can enjoy panoramic views from Gokyo Peak.

The view from Gokyo Peak has to be seen to be believed. The Ngozumpa glacier provides a picture perfect backdrop for this stunning panorama. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8511m), Cho Oyu (8153m) and Makalu (8463m) are the five highest mountains to see from here. The view from this peak is more beautiful than the iconic and more popular Kala Patthar in the Everest region. The return journey from Gokyo valley is a leisurely trek to Namche and Lukla, then we return to Kathmandu. Intermittently, we also trek past Buddhist monasteries and prayer wheels, suspension bridges festooned with prayer flags and other cultural symbols.

Gokyo Valley Trekking route provides the perfect setting for trekking. It has everything your heart desires. On this moderate trekking route, Trekking Planner gives proper guidance, acclimatization, carefully planned itineraries, professional guides. You will be well taken care of with Trekking Planner Nepal. September to December and March to May serves as the best season for this trek. We make sure that you get the best out of the trekking experience in the region and provide the utmost comfort and safety.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft ) – Hotel (D)

Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu – Hotel (B/B)

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2828m/9279ft) 35min and trek to Phakding (2780m/9121ft) 3-4 hrs walk – Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11287ft) 5-6 hrs walk – Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazar – Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 06: Trek to Phortse Tanga (3690m/12106ft) 3-4 hrs walk – Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 07: Trek to Dole (4200m/13780ft) 3-4 hrs walk – Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 08: Trek to Machermo (4470m/14665ft) 4-5 hrs walk – Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 09: Trek to Gokyo (4790m/15715ft) 4-5 hrs walk – Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 10: Full day in Gokyo – Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 11: Trek to Dole (4200m/13780ft) 4-5 hrs walk – Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 12: Trek to Namche (3440m/11287ft) 4-5 hrs walk – Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2828m/9279ft)) 5-6 hrs walk – Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu – Hotel (B/B)

Day 15: Final departure(1350m/4430ft )– (B)

B/B = Bed & Breakfast, B = Breakfast, B/L/D = Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Detail Itinerary

“Ready-Made itinerary presented in website can be operated for individuals, couples and small groups on a private tailor-made basis, starting on a date of your choice. Itinerary is on the basis of tea-house trekking but it can be operated as Camp Trek. Please contact Trekking Planner to discuss about your tour plan.”

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft )

After you arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu and complete the formalities in the customs, you shall be greeted by our representative with a warm welcome. After that you shall be transferred to the hotel for your stay where you shall be taking some rest after a long journey to this beautiful nation. Later you shall be picked up by our representative for a half day sightseeing tour to Kathmandu Durbar Square, a big complex,  which host ancient royal palace, temples including that of Living Goddess Kumari, resting places and various heritages, ornate carvings and many more. In the evening you will be picked up from the hotel for a cultural dinner with authentic Nepalese cuisines. Stay overnight in Kathmandu at the hotel.

Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu

Experience and explore the cultural richness, religious ambience and historical prominence of the heritages in Kathmandu manifested in the UNESCO heritage sites, in the full day sightseeing today. From the Swayambhunath Stupa which is also known as ‘The Monkey Temple’ and is known for its auspiciousness, whitewashed monasteries and wonderful view of Kathmandu valley, to the Boudhanath Stupa which is one of the biggest stupas in the world you shall explore the Buddhist pilgrimage sites. Next on the list is the holy Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath Temple revered with utmost faith and belief by the Hindu community. Later in the afternoon, we shall be having a pre-trip meeting where you shall be briefed by the trekking guide about the trek. Utilize this opportunity to clear all the doubts regarding the upcoming trek. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2828m/9279ft) 35min and trek to Phakding (2780m/9121ft) 3-4 hrs walk

The trekking in Everest region, to the Gokyo valley, shall begin today after we reach to Lukla after a scenic flight of about 35 minutes. This flight over the lush, terraced and rolling hills, green valleys, serpentine rivers weaving the landscape and stunning views of the Himalayas in distance are truly pleasant. Reaching the Lukla airport we shall now meet the other members of our trekking expedition and packing bags we shall move ahead for Phakding, the destination of overnight stay for today. From the airport we shall descend to the riverbed of Dudh Koshi River at Thado koshigaon crossing over suspension bridge and past Mani walls, stone walls and small settlements including Chheplung. Ahead in the trail, navigating through several lively villages, across suspension bridges festooned with prayer flags, past prayer wheels, lush and dense forest with rhododendron and other vegetations we reach the village of Phakding. A village with decent accommodation and lush surrounding Phakding shall host you tonight. Stay overnight in Phakding.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11287ft) 5-6 hrs walk

Our trek to the quaint yet equally marvelous Gokyo valley continues today as well. After breakfast we start our trek past ancient gompas, waterfall and with pristine Dudh Koshi River accompanying us we reach to Benkar valley and ahead to Monjo, the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. En route we shall cross several suspension bridges decorated with prayer flags and move ahead through the Jorsale village deeper into the Everest region. After crossing over the vertiginous suspension bridge at Larja Dobhan, the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi River, we shall now trek on a final section to Namche on a steep trail of around an hour. Intermittently, we shall have the view of Mount Everest before reaching the Sherpa hub of Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest region. Stay overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazar

In a day dedicated to rest and acclimatization, today we shall spend our day in Namche Bazaar. We shall engage ourselves in various activities including the exploration of Namche Bazaar and day hike to the satellite villages for better adaptation to the thin air at higher altitudes in our trek. A vibrant, colorful and lively village in the Khumbu region and perfect fit for acclimatization, Namche has cafes and shops, interesting vendors and weekly market besides the Sherpa Museum which provides information on history of mountaineering, local lifestyle and vegetation, with collection of materials related to climbing. An early morning day hike to Everest View Hotel is one of the most popular destinations that provides wonderful view of the Himalayas including Everest, Lhotse, beautiful Ama Dablam, and several others peaks. The villages of Khumjung and Khunde which is home to ancient monastery and scenic surrounding are other popular day hike destinations besides the Thame village for trekkers preferring a longer hike. Reach to the hotel after exploration of surrounding areas of Namche. Stay overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 06: Trek to Phortse Tanga (3690m/12106ft) 3-4 hrs walk

Starting with beautiful view of mountains from Namche Bazaar, we shall begin our trek for today in a twisting trail. Past the viewpoint that provides view of Ama Dablam, Lhotse Shar, Taboche, Kang Taiga and other neighboring peaks and through the rhododendron forest, the trail shall open up to juniper and conifer trees and to the trail junction with trails leading to Gokyo valley and the classical trail to Everest Base Camp. Branching off the trail to Everest base camp and through the summer settlements and Yak Kharkas we move ahead in the trail. Along the ups and downs of the trail, we shall trek past chorten and visit settlement of Mohang which is the birthplace of re-incarnated Lama of Rongbuk Monastery in Tibet who introduced Buddhism in the region. With the view of sacred Khumbila Peak and beautiful Tawache Peak we reach to Phortse Thanga, our entry point to the breathtaking Gokyo region. Stay overnight in Phortse Tanga.

Day 07: Trek to Dole (4200m/13780ft) 3-4 hrs walk

The trek to Dole from our overnight stay in Phortse Thanga shall start after breakfast. We shall trek out of the valley through the dense rhododendron forest and crossing over some suspension bridge the trek proceeds ahead. In a slow and gradual trek to Dole, we shall pass through some summer settlements used by locals for grazing their Yaks during summer and the village of Tongba (3950m), Gyele (3960m) before reaching Dole. The trail from Tongba to Dole, accompanied by the mighty Dudh Koshi River takes us past beautiful waterfall and hydroelectricity power house in a gradually increasing elevation. Stay overnight in Dole.

Day 08: Trek to Machermo (4470m/14665ft) 4-5 hrs walk

In this section we shall now enter into the alpine vegetation more vividly as the trail from Dole ascends steadily to the scenic ridge and rises along the side of the valley high above the river ahead in the trail. We shall traverse through the smaller summer settlements of Lhabarmo and beautiful hamlet of Luza, summer pastures for the cattle and trek ahead with the views of lofty Cho Oyu Peak as the backdrop besides the Kantega and Thamserku Peak looking over the entire trail. After this gradual and short trek we shall reach to the destination of Machhermo around lunch time. Stay overnight in Machhermo.

Day 09: Trek to Gokyo (4790m/15715ft) 4-5 hrs walk

We trek towards Gokyo and the feeling of excitement mounts as we enter into the alpine vegetation of high mountains. Beyond Machhermo the trail climbs a ridge for an excellent view both down the valley to Kantega and up towards Cho-Oyu (8,153m). Beyond the ridge the valley widens as the trail passes through Pangram at 4,390m. The route descends to the river bank before beginning the climb up to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier. It is a steep climb on the moraine. Afterwards the trail levels out as it follows the valley past a second lake, known as Longponga at 4,690m, where you can find the Lama Foot prints then finally up a boulder-strewn path to Gokyo at 4,750m, on edge of the third lake. Gokyo a small settlement but slowly growing with about 6-8 lodges at present. Gokyo with its glacial lake and the surrounding high snow capped mountain certainly makes this place one of the gem of Khumbu region. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Day 10: Full day in Gokyo

This is another acclimatization day in our itinerary as we shall explore around the beautiful Gokyo valley. The day shall however begin with the ascent to the Gokyo Ri (5463m/17923ft) that lies to the north of the Gokyo valley for panoramic sunrise view over the Himalayas. This ascent shall be a gradual one so as to avoid the problem of altitude sickness. After encountering couple of false peaks and climbing on steep trail we reach to the top of the Gokyo Ri Peak. Decorated by the prayer flags, the summit of Gokyo Ri provides panoramic view of Himalayas, Glaciers and beautiful Gokyo village. Breathtaking views of 8000m peaks such as the Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Cholatse, Kusum Kangaru and others are visible from the peak besides the Ngozumpa Glacier on the foreground below the summit. Living our dream with the majestic views we return back to the Gokyo village. In the afternoon you will have chance to explore up to the Fifth Lake past the Forth Lake for enjoying the view. Stay overnight in Gokyo.

Day 11: Trek to Dole (4200m/13780ft) 4-5 hrs walk

After conquering over the Gokyo Ri Peak, the ultimate destination of this expedition we now retrace our steps back from the Gokyo valley and head for Dole. Easier than the uphill trek, the walk down from the Gokyo valley today shall end at Dole. Beginning from the vicinity of Third Lake and following the trail along the First and second gokyo lakes, the trail follows the mighty Dudh Koshi River emerging out of the Ngozumpa glacier. Crossing over the iron bridge and traversing through the settlement of Phangka, we move ahead in the trail. Trekking down from the village and across to the hillside we continue our walk away from the Gokyo valley. Past the chorten at the edge of the trail, we march ahead in twisting route to reach the settlement of Machherma. With the Dudh Koshi below the trail, we traverse through the hamlets of Luza and Lhabarma, graze lands, increasingly dense and lush forest today’s destination of Dole comes to our sight. Stay overnight in Dole.

Day 12: Trek to Namche (3440m/11287ft) 4-5 hrs walk

We start the trek of today after the breakfast from Dole and continue in a trail gradually as we descend till Phortse Thanga through hydroelectricity power plant, forest with rhododendron and other vegetation and settlement of Tongba. From here the trail ascents to ridge of Monga Hill past the birthplace of Lama Syange Dorge and slows down as we reach to the junction trail. Exploring through the settlements of Sanasa and Kenjoma and dense forest we reach all the way to the destination of Namche Bazaar. The entire trail shall be in a slow and gradual fashion as we don’t want to put unnecessary strain on our ankles before the end of this trek. Stay overnight in Namchhe Bazaar.

Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2828m/9279ft)) 5-6 hrs walk

In the last section where we shall be doing the physical walking on the hilly terrain, we shall have a gradual return walk to Lukla from Namche. Starting with the steep descent to the Larja Bridge past the viewpoint of Everest, we continue Monjo and exit the protected area of Sagarmatha National Park from there. In a trail with several suspension bridges festooned with prayer flags over the mighty Bhote Koshi River and its tributaries, ancient monasteries and several chortens, valleys and settlements of Benkar, Phakding, Nurning, Chheplung and others before reaching the hill town of Lukla. This brings us back to the starting point of the trail in Everest region and to the moment of celebration for the successful trek to the Gokyo valley. Pack your belongings for your return flight to Kathmandu tomorrow. Stay overnight in Lukla.

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu(1350m/4430ft )

Now we are ready to get back to Kathmandu and for this early flight is to be taken so as to avoid the disturbances caused by afternoon weather in this region. Your guide shall pick you up from the hotel for the airport. In a short yet memorable and scenic flight over the lush and rolling hills, views of the majestic mountains, serpentine rivers seemingly weaving the vast landscape and terraced settlements. After landing in the domestic terminal in Kathmandu airport, you shall be transferred to the hotel where you can relax and prepare for your onward flight. Later in the day you may go for some souvenir shopping or engage in any other activities if you have booked with us. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 15: Final departure

Here comes the official end to your exciting, enriching and enthralling adventure in the Gokyo region. If you prefer extending your stay in Nepal then we shall be happy to arrange you other packages. If you are set to travel to your onward destination, our representative shall transfer you to Tribhuwan International Airport and see you off. We hope that the experience of trekking created many precious and wonderful memories for you and tempted you for another visit to this beautiful nation. Thank you for being a part of our team and have a happy journey ahead.

“Trekking Planner is committed to keeping the day-to-day schedule as per the predetermined itinerary however there might be an occasion in need of a change due to factors beyond our control. Factors such as adverse weather conditions, flight delays, natural disasters, political situations etc can force us to make necessary changes. Even though it is not possible to guarantee the itinerary the trip leader will do his best to minimize your inconvenience.”

We trust you will have a wonderful time with us!

Include Exclude


Cost Includes:

  • All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
  • Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
  • 03 night twin/double shearing accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with privet vehicle.
  • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax
  • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance
  • 02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment
  • We provide assistant guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance walking with group to support where necessary as per the group size
  • Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
  • First add kid box
  • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets,Ti-shirt, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trekkiung(Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible
  • All applicable government and local taxes as per the itinerary
  • One-hour complimentary spa/massage in Kathmandu after trek

Cost Excludes:

  • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
  • All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Meals during the traveling time
  • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • In case of extra more nights accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary
  • Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
  • The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
  • Anything not included in service includes column

Equipment List

Suggested Equipment list for this trip;

  • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag that is to be returned after the trip)
  • Day pack
  • Trekking shoes
  • Sports shoes or sandals
  • Sun Hat/cap
  • Warm woolen cap
  • Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket
  • Waterproof Gore-Tex layer
  • Pullover or warm sweeter
  • Raincoat
  • 4/5 pairs of good quality socks
  • Hand gloves
  • 2/3 pairs of trekking trousers
  • 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts
  • 3/4 pairs of underwear (non cotton preferred)
  • Sun glasses
  • Water bottle
  • 4 season sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it. It is to be returned after the trip)
  •  Flash or Torch light
  • Camera and batteries


FAQs of Gokyo Trekking

Can you provide me more information about the teahouses on Gokyo Trekking?
Based on location, the tea houses vary on their quality and style on this trek. Each of them have communal room downstairs with one or two bed bedrooms above them. You have to share toilet facilities. Some have hot shower facilities but some will have a stand pipe. Tea houses use a burning stove in main communal area. The other rooms are unheated. Tea houses do not have money exchange facilities. We recommend you exchange cash in Kathmandu.

At the lower altitudes there is electricity to charge your electronics. As we go higher tea houses become more basic. Cooler temperatures drain battery life, ensure your batteries last a little longer by putting it inside pocket of your coat during the day or under your pillow at night.

Do a guides or porter carry oxygen tanks on Gokyo Trek?
No, as there is enough time to acclimatize while trekking there is no need for them. If someone feels the effects of altitude then there are facilities along the trek at various points. It’s easy to get if required.

How many guides and porters will be there in our group?
A group will have a group leader or a guide who will lead you on the trek. Porters will be there to carry your baggage packs as well as all camping gear. One porter will carry two trekkers’ bags. The number of supporting staff will depend upon your group size.

How many liters of water should I carry in Gokyo Trek?
At most, 3-4 liters is sufficient. You will be able to refill bottles at lunch time. When you are at high altitude you have to drink more water to alleviate symptoms of altitude.

Is it necessary to carry trekking poles?
Yes, trekking poles make you easy to walk over rough or steep terrain. Trekking poles makes your body and leg to move more safely. Furthermore, it will help relieve the stress on your legs. So, we suggest you use them.

Is bottled water available everywhere on the Gokyo Trek?
Tea houses and other small shops on the way have stores which sell bottled water and other supplies you may desire. There are no any plastic recycling facilities in Nepal, we encourage you to bring chlorine tablets or a filter and use previously boiled water in the tea houses.

Should I bring iodine tablets for purifying the water?
You have to bring iodine tablets with you. Chlorine tablets are widely available. The most effective and commonly used version of chlorine is chlorine dioxide, which is tasteless and odorless. Tablets can be bought cheaply and usually 1 tablet is sufficient to purify 1 liter of water. Neutralizing tablets can also be bought to get rid of the smell and taste of chlorine or iodine. This will need to be done for water obtained using hand pumps or in streams during the trek.

What are the effects of going so high?
Altitude produces physical changes in the body. The higher you go, more pronounced those changes. If you gain a lot of elevation quickly then you experience dizziness, nausea, headaches, and dehydration, you are probably suffering from altitude sickness. In rare cases this may worsen, so the group leader keeps a close watch on all trekkers. The group leader is trained to recognize Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). If a trekker shows any signs of AMS they will be evacuated to a lower, safe altitude immediately. To minimize effects of altitude you ascend slowly which allows for safe acclimatization.

What if I get ill while on Gokyo Trek?
It depends on the nature of your illness. If you suddenly feel dizzy or weak, you have to sit or lie down. If you still feel sick, keep a warm and rest until you can get medical help. You will be carried down or evacuated if you do not start to feel better. Although we provide a first aid kit, we advise travelers to take a personal first aid kit too.

In serious cases, you may need helicopter rescue. Our guide will suggest you use it if your condition is very serious. Therefore, helicopter rescue insurance is necessary for every trekker before you come to trek with Trekking Planner.

Would you recommend taking a Down Jacket?
Yes. The weather is changeable in the Himalaya so you should expect to experience all four seasons in one day. Make sure you have plenty of warm layers which you can shed or add as required. Even in winter it can be as warm as 19C during the day. The higher the altitude the higher the temperature difference is at night. It can get very cold at night, around -10C in October/November, and around -20C from December to February.

Is alcohol permitted on the Gokyo Trek?
Alcohol is consumed in Nepal. You can buy it in tea houses in the trek. Local alcohol is also available. However, we suggest not to drink alcohol at high altitude.

Before You Go

Difficulty rating of Gokyo Trekking Route

Someone who is easily able to hike 5-6 hours per day carrying a light weight backpack will be fit enough to do this trek. There are stone steps up and down which are uneven. Due to some long descents, your legs may feel shaky so we recommend the use of walking poles. The maximum altitude of the trek is 5545m, so you need to be careful about your health and altitude related risks. To properly acclimatize one needs to walk slowly and drink lots of water.

Safe drinking water on Gokyo Trek 

Generally, you can find bottled water at lower altitude but it gets harder to find it at higher elevations. Furthermore, it gets more expensive. In those higher altitudes, we recommend you drink previously boiled water which can be purchased at tea houses for a small fee. You can also bring chlorine tablets or a backcountry rated water filter to purify your water if you wish. Due to the lack of regulation and difficulty of disposing of plastic bottles it is highly encouraged to use boiled water. This is very helpful to protect our environment.

Recharging Batteries and Electronic Items on Gokyo Trek

Hydro electricity or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like cameras, batteries, iPods, phones etc. Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hour for charging facilities. We recommend buying adaptors before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.

Extra Advice for Gokyo Trek

In your trekking you might come across some cute, sweet children that you may want to distribute balloons, chocolates, money and pens. Many trekkers have felt the same. But it is best not to do so because it encourages them to beg. While trekking, keep your valuables safe. Do not leave valuables behind. Ensure that you lock your door when you leave your room and do not hang anything outside at night.

Garbage Disposal

Use a dustbin and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbage until dustbin facilities are available. Do not litter on the trail. Please be conscious of conserving the environment.

Spending Money per Day

This mainly depends on your spending habits. Normally you should allocate US $9-12 per meal in Kathmandu and Pokhara. While trekking, US $10-15 a day is good enough to buy drinks and chocolates.

Travel Insurance for Gokyo Trek

You should be sufficiently protected. It is required to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the Himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.

Washing and Toilet facilities for Gokyo Trekking Route

All guest houses offer hot showers, which can be a shower stall or a bucket of hot water. Please note that at high altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated for ecological reasons. Every lodge has some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water is frozen simply ask your guide to get warm bowl of water.

Toilets are mainly Asian style squat toilets. Toilets are outside of your room. You are in the mountains: Cleanliness will vary. You should not throw toilet paper in the toilet. Instead use rubbish bin that is kept inside the toilet room.

Tea Houses

On this trekking route local people have built tea house lodges. They are quite charming and include food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually has two single beds. While staying in the tea houses you will have the opportunity to interact with the charming local people and experience their hospitality. Don’t be shy, say Namaste!

Altitude Sickness

Altitude Sickness can affect anyone. At high altitude, the decrease in atmospheric pressure makes breathing difficult due to less oxygen. Mainly, it happens above 3300m (10,000ft). Signs and symptoms are as follows:

  • Headache/Dizziness
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • tiredness/fatigue
  • Sleepy but can’t sleep
  • Loss of appetite

Prevention for this is to dress warmly as per weather conditions, drink plenty of water, eat well, and walk slowly. It is a good idea to climb higher than you sleep. Keep hydrated and make sure you avoid alcohol.

How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?

Trekking Planner is a government licensed trekking company in Nepal. You can photos of legal documents in about us section. We accept your booking under following terms and conditions:

Our bookings require:

  • No down payment
  • No deposit

Bookings are arrangements for a specific journey in the future with Trekking Planner. For a booking, we require that you book a trip through Trekking Planner Pvt. Ltd via contacting us. By booking a trip through Trekking Planner Pvt. Ltd., you enter into a direct (legally binding) contractual relationship with us. Remember, your booking is accepted from the date when the company sends a confirmation invoice or email to you. It is at this point that a contract between the company and the client comes into existence.

All the trip prices quoted on this site are in US dollars ($USD).
All payments can be made in foreign currency that is accepted by the Nepal Government. We accept the following:

  • Cash
  • Credit or debit card provided it works for overseas transactions
  • Bank Transfer

For more information see our Terms and Conditions page.

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Trek to Gokyo lakes

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"Trek to Gokyo lakes" Thank you Dipak and Kilnath for the great trip to Nepal! Everything has been very well planned and our trip therefore went without any problem whatsoever. It was nice to simply be able to enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery. I would not hesitate to recommend Trekking Planner for the preparation of a trek to this beautiful country and will definitevely retain the services of this company upon my return to Nepal (hopefully in upper mustang!). Thanks again! Visited April 2017

"Amazing Solu-Khumbu to Gokyo Trek!"

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Trekking Planner facilitated a fabulous 21-day trek for us starting in the Solu-Khumbu - the lower foothill country of the Everest region - up to the high Himalayas of the Gokyo Lakes area. We had an excellent guide -Ganesh- and two fun-loving porters - Purna and Tej. Ganesh was thoughtful and thorough and really ensured a great experience for our family of four while we were on the trek. Everything was taken care of everyday. Dipak was exceedingly timely in his responses when we were setting the trek up and provided us with several itineraries from which to choose. Ultimately, he helped us tailor a trek just to our needs. Everything went very smoothly and I would highly recommend Dipak's Trekking Planner services to anyone going to Nepal for the first time!

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