Gokyo Valley Trekking is an option of trekking trail in the Everest region. With few additional days, Gokyo Valley can also be included along the Everest Base Camp Trek. Everest Gokyo Lake Trek, Gokyo Ri Trekking and Gokyo Trek are the other names widely used for the Gokyo Valley Trekking.
Starting the trek, you will be hiking along the Sagarmatha National Park which is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are different options of the trekking trail in Everest Region. One can opt for either Everest Base Camp, Three passes Trek, or Gokyo Valley and Lake Trekking. Depending upon the time limit you have, you can choose different trekking trails in this region of Everest.
Gokyo Trek A Best Lake Trekking in Nepal
During this Gokyo Valley Trek, you will be trekking through different parts of this region. Being inside the Everest National Park, many kinds of flora and fauna will upscale your nature on this Gokyo Valley Trekking.
As this Gokyo Valley Trek starts from an altitude of 2860 m, you will see a dense forest. And as you gradually hike up, you will reach up to the point, where you will see small bush instead of dense forest. Lush green forests, deep valleys, roaring rivers, mighty mountains, glacial lakes, etc. are some of the attraction of this trek.
Best Season for Gokyo Trekking in Nepal
In short, summer season March to May and during spring September to mid-December is the best season to trek and month for Gokyo Valley Trek. You will be flying to Lukla from Kathmandu. You will trek along with the villages like Phakding, Namche Bazar, Dole, Macchermo, and reach Gokyo valley as well as Gokyo Lake. This moderate level of trek will take you to an altitude of 5483 m (Gokyo Ri) from where you will get a magnificent views of Gokyo Valley, Gokyo lakes as well as mountains like Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse, etc. You will trek along the total five series lakes along the Gokyo Valley. Gyazumpa Cho, Longbanga Cho, Gokyo (Dudh Pokhari), Tanjung Cho, Thonak Cho, and Ngozumpa Cho are the six lakes that you will see.Hindu, Buddhist as well as Sherpa pilgrimage considered these lakes as a holy lake.
In summary, this Gokyo valley and Lake Trekking offers a beautiful view of the mountains, valleys, and flora and fauna. You will get an chance to explore beautiful part of Nepal during this trek.
Gokyo Valley Trekking Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
Itinerary Day 02: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding 2652 m, Duration: 3 hours
Plan For Day 03: Trekking to Namche 3,443 m, Gateway to Everest.
Rest Day 04: Acclimatization hiking around Everest View Hotel and Khumjung village.
Gokyo Valley Trek on Day 05: Namche to Dole 4,210 m.
Route of Day 06: Dole to Machhermo 4400 m, Duration: 5 hours
Schedule of Day 07: Machhermo to Gokyo Lake 4700 m, Duration: 4 hours
Best Day 08: Hike to Gokyo RI 5360 m and Gokyo Lake and Valley
Itinerary on Day 09: Trek back to Dole 4200 m, Duration 7 hours
Easy Day 10: Trek back to Namche, Duration: 7 hours
Last Day of Gokyo Valley Trekking Day 11: Trek back to Lukla 2860 m, Duration: 7 hours
Just flight on Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu
To Sum up, Gokyo Valley Everest Trekking completed on Day 13.Check The Detail Itinerary.
In conclusion, Gokyo Valley Trekking in Nepal includes everything from Everest, Lake, Valley and Viewpoint as the best alternative to other Trekking.