Gokyo Valley with Lobuche East Peak Climbing - 20 Days

Sightseeing, Trekking, Hiking, Mountaineering, Peak Climbing, Glacier Walk, Bushes Walk, High Altitude Walk, Cultural Insight, Food and Cuisine, Explore National Park, and many more
Country
Region
Activity
Group size
1-10
Duration
20 Days Days
Mode
Tea-House/Tent-Camp
Max-Altitude
6,145m/20,160ft
Daily Walking
5-6 hrs
Grade
3
Culture
Sherpa Culture, Tibetan Influenced Culture
Best season
Autumn and Spring
Best season
Autumn and Spring

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.

1. Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264 ft)

  • Meals:Lunch / Dinner
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Hotel

  • Kathmandu
  • Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Thamel

Highlights:

  • Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Evening Walk at Thamel

2. Trek Preparation and Kathmandu Sightseeing

  • Duration:Whole day
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Hotel

  • Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Boudhanath Stupa
  • Pashupatinath Temple
  • Thamel

Highlights:

  • Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Equipment Checking
  • Briefing about the trek
  • Introduction with Guide

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

  • 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

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

  • Phakding
  • Monjo
  • Jorsale
  • Namche Bazar

Highlights:

  • UNESCO World Heritage
  • Sagarmatha National Park
  • High Suspension Bridges
  • Himalayas View
  • Sherpa Culture

5. Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day

  • Duration:3-4hrs (5Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Ascend:430m/1,410ft
  • Descend:430m/1,410ft

  • Namche Bazar
  • Syanbuchhe

Highlights:

  • Best Viewpoint for Everest
  • Sherpa Museum
  • Hatt Bazar
  • Shopping
  • Day Hike to Everest View Hotel

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

  • 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)

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

  • Dole
  • Kele(Gyle)
  • Luza
  • Machhermo

Highlights:

  • Beautiful Landscape
  • Hidden Valley View
  • Tabuche Peak View
  • Cholatse Peak View
  • Mountain Sceneries

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

10. Gokyo to Thangnak (4,680m/15,350 ft)

  • Duration:2-3hrs walk (5Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Descend:90m/ 295ft

  • Gokyo Lake
  • Ngoinmba Glacier
  • Thangnak

Highlights:

  • Ngoinmba Glacier – One of the longest glacier
  • Geography
  • Landscapes
  • Adventure and Excitement
  • Mountain Sceneries

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

  • Thangnak
  • Cho La Pass
  • Dzongla

Highlights:

  • Beautiful Landscape
  • Ice-Glacier Walk
  • Rocky Landscape
  • Prayer Flags
  • Massive Mountain View

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

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

  • 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

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

  • Pheriche
  • Sanasa
  • Pangboche
  • Tengboche
  • Phunki Tenga
  • Namche Bazaar

Highlights:

  • Rhododendron Forest
  • View of Ama Dablam
  • Beautiful Landscape
  • Pine Forest
  • Tengboche Monastery
  • Everest View 

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

  • 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

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.

  • Lukla
  • Kathmandu Domestic Airport
  • Thamel

Highlights:

  • Stunning View of Mountains from Flight
  • Geography
  • Landscapes
  • Adventure and Excitement
  • Kathmandu Valley View

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

20. Final Departure

COST INCLUDES

  • Airport Pick up and drop
  • 4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu(Hotel Horizon Kathmandu)
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek (Full Board)
  • 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

COST EXCLUDE

  • 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

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Nepal Mountain Trekkers is a travel agency formed with the involvement of highly experienced and professional trekkers with an experience of more than two decades in trekking in the Himalayas. Moreover, we do have staffs from all the special parts of the country to provide you with the proper and adequate information and make you enjoy the best of your trip. In our years of experience, none of our clients had any complaint or dissatisfaction from our company and till now all our previous clients highly recommend our team to their friends and family which is the reason behind our dedication and diligence. Once you trek with our team, you will surely think of visiting Nepal time and again with us as our other clients.

Well, the tip for guide and other trekking staffs like porters and drivers is not mandatory but since they contribute their time apart from family to make you enjoy the best of your trip ensuring your safety and satisfaction, we recommend you to contribute some amount of tip for them. In Nepal, it is practised that 10% of the total amount you pay for your trek and tour is contributed as a tip.

Yes, in most of the lodges and tea-houses, the telephone and internet facilities are available during your trek. But in some places, they might charge some amount for the service as well as you can also use mobile data during your trek for Internet and communication. 

Yes, you will need a special permit for Gokyo Valley with Lobuche East Peak Climbing because you will trek thru Sagarmatha National Park, you would need to have Sagarmatha National Park Special Permit, Peak Climbing Permit and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS).
 

Yes, it is possible to get showers during Gokyo Valley with Lobuche East Peak Climbing on the lodges you would be staying overnight or during acclimatization.

Duffel Bag
Day Pack (35-45 L)
Sleeping Bag (-20F/-30C recommended)
Down Jacket
Trekking Boots
Crocs (evenings & washing)
Trekking Pants (2-3)
T-Shirts (3)
Long-sleeve Trekking Shirts (2-3)
Trekking Jacket
Gortex (or similar) Jacket & Pants
Fleece or Thermal Top (evenings)
Fleece or Thermal Bottoms (evenings)
Lightweight Long Underwear (to sleep in or layer under clothes)
Socks (5)
Gloves (lighter & heavier for passes)
Wool Hat
Baseball Cap or Wide-brimmed Hat
Camp Towel
Trekking Poles (optional, recommended)
Down Booties (optional, recommended)
Sunglasses (2)
Water Bottles | Nalgenes (2-3)
Bladder (optional, recommended)
Toiletries, Sunscreen with SPF, Lip Balm with SPF
Watch (with alarm)
Extra Batteries
Battery Chargers
Head Lamp ?(2)
Yak Trax (for treks with icy passes)
Water Purifying Tablets, Small Water Filter or Steripen
Camp Washing Bowl (optional, collapsible for clothes)
Laundry Detergent (Kathmandu) or Bio-degradable Clothes Soap
Hand Sanitizer
Small Solar Panel (optional, recommended for iPods, iPhones, camera batteries, Kindles)
Book(s)
Zip-Lock | Plastic Bags
Soft Toilet Paper | Tissues (we supply toilet paper but you will want something softer for blowing your nose)
Baby-Wipes | Wet-Wipes (for personal cleaning)
Handi-Wipes, J-Cloth or Chux (optional: easy for a quick daytime clean, fast drying)
Rehydration | Electrolytes
Personal Medical Supplies
Laundry Detergent
ALL trekking gear (Sherpa Gear, Mountain Hardwear, Tsetang’s Gear Shop all have real gear), real & knock-offs.
Batteries
Trekking Poles
Micro Spikes
Medical Supplies
We strongly suggest bringing Western meds with you as there are a lot of Indian fakes on the market!

Well, it is not compulsory to be insured but as we already know “Prevention is better than cure”. If you are insured then you can have a relaxed trip without worries and enjoy with a free mind.

Generally, Gokyo Valley with Lobuche East Peak Climbing is 18-22 days long but you can customize/personalize the trekking days and the itinerary according to your requirement with Nepal Mountain Trekkers.

Gokyo Valley with Lobuche East Peak Climbing is one of the physically demanding and arduous trekking experience with difficult trails and high passes included in the trek.

It is necessary to take a highly experienced and licensed guide to instruct you and help you explore the best of this trek as well as to take care of you during the trek. If you go trekking without a guide then you won't get to know the things you ought to explore as well as there might arise several problems on the trail. On the other hand, to enhance the comfort of trekking, you might need porters to carry your loads. 

The trek could be extremely adventurous and exciting for solo trekkers and since you will be walking through off-the-beaten paths, it is somehow risky for the solo trekker and solo female trekkers. You need to be aware and capable of handling several situations in order to prevent from obligations and challenges during the trek. So, at least a highly experienced and certified trekking guide is needed for this trek even for solo trekkers. 

The earthquake of 2015 had an adverse effect on the trekking trails and the local inhabitants back then but now after the patience and positive attitude of the people along with their effort and collaboration from several donors, the trails are totally recovered and fine for trekking again. Though the lifestyle of people is somehow still lagged behind in some reasons because of trekkers and their contributions, they’ve got a light of hope that they will rise again.

Yes, of course, with Nepal Mountain Trekkers you can customize/personalize the trek itinerary and services to be provided according to your requirements.

The foods provided during the trek are mostly the typical Nepalese food i.e. Dal Bhat and the accommodation are basic tea-houses and even tent-camps. Except for trekking, you can choose the food and accommodation according to your requirement during your stay in major cities like Kathmandu.

In the case of emergency, our highly experienced and determined trekking staffs and guides who are the inhabitants of this region and are professional in these fields would guide you with the best instruction according to the situation. They are well aware of every kind of risks and the solutions and they would be in touch with the company along with your trekking session, so there is no reason to worry about, just enjoy the trek. On the other hand, we also provide helicopter rescue service if required.

Since the trail of this trekking is mostly rural, the drinking water available during this trek would be tap water, well water or hand pumps and should be purified prior to drinking them. Hence, you should buy bottled waters or should have water purifying pills or any other equipment to ensure drinking safe water.

While you are on Gokyo Valley with Lobuche East Peak Climbing, you can get access to electricity or solar energy for charging your electronic devices at lodges and tea-houses but you might only get access to the two-pin adapter so you should bring conversion plug or another converter if your device charger is not suitable with two-pin plug. And while you stay overnight in tent-camps, it is recommended to have your own power supply if possible. 

The best time to go for Gokyo Valley with Lobuche East Peak Climbing would be autumn or spring because the weather would be clear and the sceneries are vivid under the clear blue sky and lush greenery everywhere. Moreover, the blooming of rhododendron forest and other herbs and vegetations would be the major attraction of being there during autumn and spring as well it will reduce the risk of natural calamities and blockades from snowfalls.

You can use ATM and Credit Cards to withdraw money during Gokyo Valley with Lobuche East Peak Climbing only at specific and major places like Kathmandu, Lukla and Namche Bazaar.

There is a maximum possibility of getting altitude sickness during Gokyo Valley with Lobuche East Peak Climbing since you would be climbing to the higher altitudes, but with proper acclimatization and health care as well as the guidance from trekking staffs, you shouldn’t face the trouble of altitude sickness.

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