Gokyo Valley with Lobuche East Peak Climbing - 20 days

Trip Overview

Duration: 20 days Country: Nepal
Max. Altitude: 6,145m/20,160ft. Walking Per Day: 5-6 hrs
Accommodation: N/A Grade: Strenuous
Best Season: Autumn and Spring Group Size: 1-10
Mode: Tea-House/Tent-Camp Culture: Sherpa Culture, Tibetan Influenced Culture

Gokyo Valley is also known as the trekker's "other Everest" and Nepal mountain trekkers will struggle to find a region with more challenging and aesthetically stunning routes to traverse. At 5,357m high, Gokyo Ri is the ideal peak for professional as well as less experienced trekkers to tackle; mountaineers can look forward to stunning views of Ngozumpa glacier as they hike, which is the largest and greatest in Nepal. For those who enjoy a mountaineering challenge, the mammoth Lobuche East Peak is 6119m high and boasts spectacular views of Mount Everest as well as mountainside meadows; Lobuche East is rated PD+ on the Alpine Grading system, so expect this to be a technically demanding trek.


Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264 ft)
    • Meals :Lunch / Dinner
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :
      • Kathmandu
      • Tribhuvan International Airport
      • Thamel
    • Highlights :
      • Tribhuvan International Airport
      • Evening Walk at Thamel

     

  • Day 2 Trek Preparation and Kathmandu Sightseeing
    • Duration :Whole day
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :
      • Kathmandu Durbar Square
      • Boudhanath Stupa
      • Pashupatinath Temple
      • Thamel
    • Highlights :
      • Kathmandu Sightseeing
      • Equipment Checking
      • Briefing about the trek
      • Introduction with Guide

     

  • Day 3 Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft)
    • Duration :35mins Flight and 4hrs walk (9 Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Transportation :Flight
    • Accommodation :Lodge / Hotel
    • Ascend :148m/485ft
    • Location :
      • Thamel
      • Tribhuvan International Airport
      • Ghat
      • Lukla
      • Phakding
    • Highlights :
      • Lukla Airport
      • Mountain View from Flight
      • Adventure and Excitement
      • Suspension Bridges
      • Prayer Flags
      • Tibetan Script on Stones
      • Sceneries
      • Atmosphere
      • Buddhist Culture

     

  • Day 4 Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft)
    • Duration :7-8hrs walk (11-13 Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :640m/2,100ft
    • Location :
      • Phakding
      • Monjo
      • Jorsale
      • Namche Bazar
    • Highlights :
      • UNESCO World Heritage
      • Sagarmatha National Park
      • High Suspension Bridges
      • Himalayas View
      • Sherpa Culture

     

  • Day 5 Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day
    • Duration :3-4hrs (5Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :430m/1,410ft
    • Descend :430m/1,410ft
    • Location :
      • Namche Bazar
      • Syanbuchhe
    • Highlights :
      • Best Viewpoint for Everest
      • Sherpa Museum
      • Hatt Bazar
      • Shopping
      • Day Hike to Everest View Hotel

     

  • Day 6 Namche Bazaar to Dole(4,200m/13,780ft)
    • Duration :6-7hrs (11-12Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Ascend :760m/2,493ft
    • Descend :200m/656ft
    • Location :
      • Namche Bazar
      • Kyangjuma Danda
      • Phortse Tenga
      • Dole
    • Highlights :
      • Rhododendron Forest
      • View of Ama Dablam
      • Beautiful Landscape
      • Pine Forest
      • Sagarmatha National Park
      • Flora and Fauna
      • Wildlife and Birds
      • Lhophophorus/Danfe (National Bird of Nepal)

     

  • Day 7 Dole to Machhermo(4,470 m/ 14,663 ft)
    • Duration :5hrs walk (8-9Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Ascend :300m/984ft
    • Location :
      • Dole
      • Kele(Gyle)
      • Luza
      • Machhermo
    • Highlights :
      • Beautiful Landscape
      • Hidden Valley View
      • Tabuche Peak View
      • Cholatse Peak View
      • Mountain Sceneries

     

  • Day 8 Machharmo to Gokyo Lake(4,800 m/15,744 ft)
    • Duration :5hrs walk (8-9Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Ascend :320m/1,049ft
    • Location :
      • Macchermo
      • Phang(Pangla)
      • First Lake
      • Taboche Tsho(Taujung Cho)
      • Gokyo
    • Highlights :
      • Gokyo Lake (5 Lakes)
      • Glacier Walk
      • Mountain Sceneries
      • Prayer Flags
      • Yaks
      • Blissful Nature
      • Chadoten
      • Wetland

     

  • Day 9 Acclimatization Day at Gokyo Valley: Climb Gokyo Ri (5,357 m/17,570 ft) and Hike to fifth lakes
    • Duration :6-7hrs walk (8-9Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Ascend :665m/2,181ft
    • Descend :500m/1,640ft
    • Location :
      • Gokyo Lake
      • Gokyo Ri
      • Gokyo
      • Fifth Lake
      • Gokyo
    • Highlights :
      • High altitude walk
      • Sunrise View
      • Glacier Walk
      • Panoramic View of 4 Mountains above 8,000m
      • Prayer Flags
      • Fifth Lakes walking
      • Achievement of a lifetime
      • Dream comes true for adventure seekers

     

  • Day 10 Gokyo to Thangnak (4,680m/15,350 ft)
    • Duration :2-3hrs walk (5Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Descend :90m/ 295ft
    • Location :
      • Gokyo Lake
      • Ngoinmba Glacier
      • Thangnak
    • Highlights :
      • Ngoinmba Glacier – One of the longest glacier
      • Geography
      • Landscapes
      • Adventure and Excitement
      • Mountain Sceneries

     

  • Day 11 Thangnak to Dzongla(4,830 m/15,850ft) via Cho La (5,368m/17,611 ft)
    • Duration :8-9hrs walk (13-14Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Ascend :630m/2,066ft
    • Descend :450m/1,476ft
    • Location :
      • Thangnak
      • Cho La Pass
      • Dzongla
    • Highlights :
      • Beautiful Landscape
      • Ice-Glacier Walk
      • Rocky Landscape
      • Prayer Flags
      • Massive Mountain View

     

  • Day 12 Dzongla to Lobuche East High Camp (5,800m/19,028ft)
    • Duration :5hrs walk (7Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Tent-Camp
    • Ascend :970m/3,182ft
    • Location :
      • Dzongla
      • Lobuche East Base Camp
      • Lobuche East High Camp
    • Highlights :
      • Scrolling Rocky Part
      • Equipment Usage Training
      • Safety Guide Briefing
      • Tent-Camp
      • Prayer Flags
      • Experience of a lifetime
      • Adventure and Excitement
      • Overnight at High Altitude

     

  • Day 13 Lobuche East High Camp to Summit (6,145m/20,160ft) and back to High Camp
    • Duration :10-11hrs walk (8Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Tent-Camp
    • Ascend :345m/1,131ft
    • Descend :400m/1,312ft
    • Location :
      • Lobuche East High Camp
      • Summit
      • Lobuche East High Camp
    • Highlights :
      • Start Climbing from Midnight (1 Pm)
      • Mesmerizing Sunrise View
      • Massive Mountain View
      • Achievement of a lifetime
      • Adventure and Excitement
      • Descend through Ice

     

  • Day 14 Contingency Day (Optional – in case of inappropriate weather)

     

  • Day 15 High Camp to Pheriche (4,240 m/ 13,911 ft)
    • Duration :5hrs walk (8-9Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Descend :1,870m/6,135ft
    • Location :
      • Lobuche East High Camp
      • Thokla Pass
      • Thokla
      • Pheriche
    • Highlights :
      • High altitude walk
      • Mt. Ama Dablam View
      • Sherpa Culture and Lifestyle of Local
      • Mountain Sceneries
      • Walk above tree level

     

  • Day 16 Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m / 11,280 ft)
    • Duration :7-8hrs walk (14-16Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Descend :800m/2,624ft
    • Ascend :200m/656ft
    • Location :
      • Pheriche
      • Sanasa
      • Pangboche
      • Tengboche
      • Phunki Tenga
      • Namche Bazaar
    • Highlights :
      • Rhododendron Forest
      • View of Ama Dablam
      • Beautiful Landscape
      • Pine Forest
      • Tengboche Monastery
      • Everest View 

     

  • Day 17 Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,652m/8,700ft)
    • Duration :7-8hrs walk (16-18Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Descend :600m/1,968ft
    • Ascend :210m/688ft
    • Location :
      • Namche Bazar
      • Jorsale
      • Monjo
      • Phakding
      • Lukla
    • Highlights :
      • Rhododendron Forest
      • Various High Suspension Bridges
      • Tashi Lapcha Mountain View
      • Kawande Mountain View
      • Beautiful Landscape
      • Pine Forest
      • Last Everest View
      • Prayer Flags

     

  • Day 18 Lukla - Kathmandu
    • Duration :35mins flight , 30mins Drive(5Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
    • Transportation :Domestic Flight , Private Vehicles
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Note :It is recommended to have a buffer day of one day in here since the weather is unconditional in here.
    • Location :
      • Lukla
      • Kathmandu Domestic Airport
      • Thamel
    • Highlights :
      • Stunning View of Mountains from Flight
      • Geography
      • Landscapes
      • Adventure and Excitement
      • Kathmandu Valley View

     

  • Day 19 Relax shopping and whatever you wish to do along with the farewell dinner in the evening (excluding alcoholic and soft drinks)

     

  • Day 20 Final Departure

     

Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick up and drop
  • 4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu(Hotel Green Horizon)
  • All accommodation during the trek in the best hotels/tea-houses in the area (differing according to the price you wish to spend)
    • Sanitation: The accommodation we provide will be neat and clean with warm-hospitality and quality services.
    • Single Accommodation: You won’t have to share your accommodation with anyone else so that your privacy is protected.
  • All foods during the trek: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner; any items in the menu as much as you wish to consume.
    • We provide hygienic and safe meals to re-energize you.
    • We request you to not to waste your meals for it is difficult to transport food in the rural area.
    • You are not allowed to share your meals with anyone else from another group.
  • Domestic Flight
  • All require camping equipment
  • An experienced and professional English-speaking trekking guide, porters to carry luggage ( required porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • Well experienced ice climbing guide (Climbing service charge, insurance, food, personal equipment)
  • Group Climbing gear fixed rope, main rope, ice axe, zoomer, harness, figure of eight, carabineer
  • Four seasonal sleeping bag, down jacket, Nepal Mountain Trekkers duffer bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (Note: down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Peak Permit Royalty, Sagarmatha National Parks fee
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • 13% VAT and 10% service charges
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Airport Pick up and drop
  • 4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu(Hotel Green Horizon)
  • All accommodation during the trek in the best hotels/tea-houses in the area (differing according to the price you wish to spend)
    • Sanitation: The accommodation we provide will be neat and clean with warm-hospitality and quality services.
    • Single Accommodation: You won’t have to share your accommodation with anyone else so that your privacy is protected.
  • Breakfast during the trek
  • Domestic Flight
  • All require camping equipment
  • An experienced and professional English-speaking trekking guide, porters to carry luggage ( required porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • Well experienced ice climbing guide (Climbing service charge, insurance, food, personal equipment)
  • Group Climbing gear fixed rope, main rope, ice axe, zoomer, harness, figure of eight, carabineer
  • Four seasonal sleeping bag, down jacket, Nepal Mountain Trekkers duffer bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (Note: down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Peak Permit Royalty, Sagarmatha National Parks fee
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • 13% VAT and 10% service charges

Cost Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee (Visa Information)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation(s)
  • Travel Insurance and Rescue Cost
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal trekking and climbing gears
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Nepalese visa fee (Visa Information)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Lunch and evening meals during the trek
  • Extra night accommodation(s)
  • Travel Insurance and Rescue Cost
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal trekking and climbing gears
  • Tips for guides and porters

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