Haven Holidays

Gokyo Valley Trek

Best Price
Price starting from $1,475
US $ 1,199 per person
No of people Price per person
1 - 1 $1,475
2 - 4 $1,199
6 - 8 $1,175
10 - 12 $1,150
14 - 16 $1,120
Duration
14 days
Max. Elevation
5357m
Group size
Min 2-16 - Twin Sharing Basis (Single Supplement $285)
Level
MODERATE
Transportation
Air and Road as per the itinerary.
Best Season
February, March, April, May, September, October, November, December
Accommodation
Hotel and Lodge/Guesthouse other, as per the Itinerary.
Meals
Bed and Breakfast Basis as per the Itinerary.
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Lukla-Namche-Gokyo-Lukla- Kathmandu

Highlights

    • Visit the historical UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu
    • Trek through a series of freshwater lakes including the most Exhilarating Gokyo Lake 
    • Enjoy the panoramic view of Mount Everest and other high mountains.
    • Discover the unique culture of the Sherpas.
    • Walk through Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the National Park Located at the highest elevation of the world 
    • Traverse through local towns like Lukla, Namche, Dole, Machhermo, and Gokyo Valley 
    • Ascend up to Gokyo Ri, the highest elevation of this trek, and rejoice in the majestic mountain views 
"Get Mesmerized by witnessing one of the highest freshwater lakes of the world with the view of Mt. Everest, the top of the world"
Get ready to witness the magnificent view of different lakes on the laps of some of the highest mountains in the world. Trek through culturally rich and naturally gifted villages inhibited by the ever-welcoming Sherpas people. Experience inner peace as you trek through the series of lakes in the Gokyo Valley Trek. 
You hardly believe in your eyes that you have an opportunity to see such a massive freshwater lake, the Gokyo Lake ( 4900m) with astounding mountain summits all around in your Gokyo Valley Trek. You will stay at Gokyo Valley/ Gokyo Village located at the edge of Gokyo Lake. The serene lake gets you refreshed and gets your mind cooled. 
The walk is a bit tiring and challenging however the trek through frozen waterfalls, snowy paths, glaciers, and moraines will provide an experience you have never had before. The Gokyo Valley Trek starts with a flight to Lukla after sightseeing in Kathmandu. We then trek to Phakding and Namche Bazaar, respectively.
Namche is also called the gateway to Everest. From Namche, we trek through various culturally rich Sherpa villages like Phortse, Machherma, and Dole before returning to Kathmandu. The major attraction of the trek includes the series of lakes like Gokyo Cho (Dudh Pokhari), Thonak Cho (the largest), Gyazumpa Cho, Tanjung Cho, Ngozumpa Cho, and Longbanga Cho. Besides the lakes, you will enjoy the scenes of some of the highest mountains, like Everest, Lhotse, and other snow-capped mountains. 
The Sagarmatha National Park, A UNESCO World Heritage Site and the national park located at the highest elevation of the world will offer you another beautiful opportunity to experience a diverse species of alpine flora and faunas  like mountain sheep, snow leopard, fir, birch, pine, juniper
rhododendron and many other types. 
If you are interested in Everest Base Camp Trek, then, must be interesting to know about Everest Base Camp Trek cost and Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary. 
The Khumbu glacier and the Dudhkoshi River, the local towns and the people, local food items and accommodation, and most importantly the massive mountain views including Mt. Everest from Gokyo ri will be a life moment to celebrate during your Gokyo Valley Trek. 
This 12-day Gokyo Valley Trek has been professionally designed with all required days for acclimatization and with the right accent and pacing. 
Conclusion
We, at Haven Holidays, specialize in treks and tours around Nepal. We provide the best accommodation and transportation facilities, and our trained guides will make sure you have a safe journey. Enjoy a lifetime experience with us. Even, we are ready to work out any other itineraries for the Gokyo Valley Trek as you wish and provide the services accordingly.  If you are not satisfied with this 12-day Gkyo Valley Trek, you can suggest designing the Gokyo Valley Trek Itinerary to suit your time frame, interest and budgeting. 
Permits Required

Trekking to Gokyo Valley and  Everest Base Camp, located in the majestic Himalayas of Nepal, is a dream adventure for many outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. However, before embarking on this awe-inspiring journey, it is essential to obtain the necessary permits to ensure a smooth and legal trekking experience. Three permits are required for the Gokyo Valley Trek: the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card, the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, and the Khumbu Area Entry Permit.

The TIMS card is an important document that tracks trekkers' information for their safety and security. It is issued by the Nepal Tourism Board and is mandatory for all trekkers. The TIMS card helps to keep a record of trekkers' itineraries and ensures that necessary rescue and medical services can be provided in case of emergencies. It also helps to monitor the flow of tourists and collect data on trekking activities in the region. TIMS Card Costs $20 per person. You can collect it through the trekking/travel company.

The Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit is required to enter the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that encompasses the Everest region. The permit aims to conserve the natural and cultural heritage of the area and funds various conservation and development projects. It is issued by the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation and allows trekkers to explore the stunning landscapes, diverse flora and fauna, and the unique Sherpa culture of the region. It costs $30 per person.

The Khumbu Area Entry Permit is another crucial permit required for the trek. It is issued by the local government of the Khumbu region and serves to manage and regulate trekking activities in the area. The permit fees contribute to local development projects, infrastructure improvements, and environmental conservation efforts. It has been in the implementation for the last 5 years. It costs $20 per person.

In conclusion, trekking to Gokyo Valley and  Everest Base Camp requires three permits: the TIMS card, the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, and the Khumbu Area Entry Permit. These permits not only ensure a legal and organized trekking experience but also contribute to the preservation and sustainable development of the Everest region. Obtaining these permits allows trekkers to immerse themselves in the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas and experience the rich culture and hospitality of the Sherpa people. Please, do not board on the trek until you collect these three different permits. If any inconveniences occur, please feel free to contact us.

Best Weather of the Year

The Gokyo Valley Trek is a mesmerizing adventure that offers breathtaking views of the world's highest peak. When it comes to the best weather for this trek, both autumn and spring seasons stand out. Autumn, which spans from September to November, is considered the peak season due to its favourable conditions and moderate temperatures. With clear skies, crisp air, and stable weather, trekkers can enjoy uninterrupted views of the majestic Himalayas. During autumn, temperatures at Everest Base Camp range from around -10°C (14°F) to -15°C (5°F), making it essential to pack warm clothing. Spring, from March to May, is another excellent time to undertake the Gokyo Valley Trek. As the snow starts to melt, the landscape comes alive with colourful blooms, offering a stunning contrast against the snow-capped peaks. The temperatures during spring are slightly milder compared to autumn, ranging from -5°C (23°F) to -10°C (14°F) at Everest Base Camp. Both seasons have their marvellous highlights. Autumn provides spectacular views and stable weather, while spring showcases vibrant flora and the chance to witness mountaineering expeditions preparing to conquer Everest. Regardless of the season you choose, Gokyo Valley Trek promises a once-in-a-lifetime experience, immersing you in the beauty and grandeur of the Himalayas. 

Level of Difficulty

The Gokyo Valley trek is a challenging but immensely rewarding adventure. Also. some people consider it as a moderate adventure. With an elevation ranging from 2,800 meters to 5357 meters, it demands a moderate to high level of fitness and endurance. The journey involves trekking through rugged terrains, steep ascents, and rocky paths, which can be physically demanding. Altitude sickness is a potential risk as you ascend to higher elevations, so acclimatization and careful pacing are crucial. The weather can be unpredictable, with freezing temperatures and strong winds, adding to the difficulty. However, the stunning views of towering peaks, picturesque landscapes, and the sense of achievement make this trek a bucket-list experience for adventure enthusiasts.

 Gokyo Valley Trek Preparations 

Preparing for the Gokyo Valley trek requires thorough planning and physical readiness. Begin by obtaining proper permits and travel insurance. Acquire essential trekking gear, including sturdy boots, layered clothing, a warm sleeping bag, and a reliable backpack. Train your body for endurance and acclimatization to high altitudes. Research and familiarize yourself with the trail, its landmarks, and potential challenges. Arrange transportation to Lukla, the starting point of the trek. During the trek, ascend gradually, allowing your body to adjust to increasing elevations. Stay hydrated, maintain a slow pace, and listen to your body. Lastly, hire an experienced guide or join a reputable trekking group for added safety and guidance.

Most importantly, prepare and carry authentic travel insurance that can rightly cover all kinds of risk coverage and address any serious health issues if you have by consulting a doctor before venturing onto the Gokyo Valley Trekking trail.

 Altitude Sickness Information

Altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS), can affect trekkers in Gokyo Valley Trek due to the high altitude above 5000m.  Both Gokyo Lake and Gokyo ri are located above 5000m high.

Symptoms may include headaches, nausea, dizziness, and fatigue. To prevent altitude sickness, gradual acclimatization is essential. Trekkers should allow their bodies time to adjust to the increasing altitude by taking regular rest days, drinking plenty of fluids, and avoiding alcohol and smoking. Slow ascent rates and proper hydration are crucial. It is advisable to consult with a doctor, carry necessary medications like acetazolamide, and pay attention to symptoms.

Trekking with a trained guide who understands AMS can also help ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Need to know more about high altitude sickness? Then, click  the link: altitude-sickness-information

 More about Gokyo Valley Trek and  Everest Base Camp Trek? 30 Everest Base Camp Trek FAQs Replied.

How are Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri?

Gokyo Lake is a freshwater lake situated in the Khumbu region of Nepal at an elevation of 4900m. The surrounding mountains feed this lake to form a massive freshwater lake. The lake is very popular as it is one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world. During the peak of the winter, the water in the lake is completely frozen and it will be very mesmerizing to watch.

At the edge of the lake, the Gokyo Village/town is located where the trekkers stay overnight for accommodation and food. The lodges are run by the local Sherpas. The valley has more than 50 houses with lodges and restaurants.

The Gokyo ri (5367m) is located just above Gokyo Lake. To get to Gokyo ri, we have to walk 1.30 hours from Gokyo Lake. The ascent to the apex of Gokyo ri offers you marvellous views of Mt. Everest, Nupse, Loa Tse, Pumori and many other alluring mountain summits. The Gokyo ri is directly facing Mt. Everest.

  If you want to know about Everest Base Camp Trek and the challenges during the trek, then, click the link: Everest Base Camp-Challenges

Do you want to know about the top things to do in the Everest Base Camp trek?  Then, click the link: things to do- Everest Base Camp

Major Places to Explore in 12 days Gokyo Valley Trek

Lukla (2,860m): The starting point of the Gokyo Valley Trek, Lukla offers a thrilling mountain flight and a bustling gateway to the Himalayas. Lukla has two highlights: Lukla Airport and Lukla Town. You can go around the town and explore it. It is inhabited by Sherpa people and you can get some shops, lodges, ATMs and hotels.

Namche Bazaar (3,440m): A vibrant Sherpa town, Namche Bazaar is a cultural hub with markets, shops, and tea houses. It provides stunning panoramic views of the mountains Konde Peak, and Thamserku..... and is an acclimatization stop for trekkers. Now, it is modernized with some banks, luxury hotels, ATMs, hospitals and shopping centres.

Gokyo Village and Gokyo Lake

The Gokyo Lake is popular as one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world and exploring it will be a lifetime memory for the trekkers. A grand lake located at the lap of Mt. Everest and other giant mountain summits will delight you tremendously with this trek. Gokyo Village is inhabited by local Sherpas and has more than 50 lodges and restaurants which are located at the edge of Gokyo Lake. The village is a typical Nepali town in the Himalayas. The town offers you food and accommodation during your stay. Even, the people love spending more than a week here in Gokyo Valley or Gokyo Village.

How will be my guide and porter during the 12 days of Gokyo Valley Trek?

The guides and porters working for Haven Holidays are very professional and highly experienced. They are trained with skills of languages and trekking skills. Also, they have a very comprehensive knowledge of culture, mountain peaks, flora and fauna, civilization, local foods and local people.  Furthermore, they are familiar with the risks that may occur during the trek and can handle acute mountain sickness too. No need to panic that our guides and porter will help you in the arrangement of accommodation and meals for you from the very beginning to the end of your Gokyo Valley Trek.

They are friendly, co-coordinating and prompt to you all the time. Even the porters can impart you many things during the trek along with carrying your stuff.

Internet and Wi-fi facility in 12 days Gokyo Valley Trek

Internet and Wi-fi facilities are available all around the trip in Gokyo Valley Trek for 12 days. The local guesthouses and the lodges have Wi-Fi facilities and you can have easy access on your smartphone or laptop/tab. Moreover, you can instantly talk to the person you like from the Gokyo Valley Trekking Trail. You can share the photos and views simultaneously.

But, for installing/accessing internet/Wi-fi in your device, you may have to pay some charge depending on the places where you stay. If you want to escape this charge, then, you can buy a Nepali SIM Card and buy a data pack in Kathmandu for your Gokyo Valley Trek for 12 days.

 Do you also want to know some things about Everest Base Camp Trek? Then, click the link:trip-to-Everest-base-camp trip

Important Note

Trekking Mode: On the best available lodge en-route trekking.

Trekking Grade: Moderate to Adventurous due to high altitude.

Highest Point: On top of Gokyo Ri 5357m/17575 feet
Local culture/religion: Tibetan sect of Buddhism the Mahayana.

Trekking duration:  9 Nights and 10 Days from Lukla to Lukla.

Total Trip in Nepal: 12 nights and 13 Days from arrival to departure.

Major Places to Visit: Lukla, Namche, Dole, Machhemro, Gokyo lake, Gokyo Ri,
Alternatives Ways: Helicopter Flight, Mountain Flight 
Best Seasons
Gokyo Valley Trek can be visited annually, except for wet monsoon times from mid-June to August. The best seasons are spring and autumn/fall, the peak time for trekking and other adventures around the Himalayas.
Springtime begins from March to May when wildflowers are in seasonal bloom. Autumn/fall, days are mostly clear with enough sunshine.
Interested people can trek during winter times from December to February, most days are crystal clear for views and walks. But shorter sunlight hours, much cold morning, late afternoon, and nighttime. You can expect snowfall sometimes during wintertime. About the weather in Nepal
High Altitude Sickness
High altitude sickness is a condition that can occur when our body is not adapting well to having less atmospheric pressure and oxygen at high altitudes. It typically affects individuals who are not acclimatized to high altitudes and can be potentially dangerous if progresses to more severe forms without treatment. 
High Altitude Sickness and Prepare for it click the link: altitude-sickness-information      

Note: Lukla Flights are, sometimes, disturbed due to bad weather conditions. Try to arrange 1-2 spare days for   Gokyo Valley Trek in case of postponement or cancellation of the Lukla flight from and to Kathmandu.

Trip Itinerary

After you land at Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from our company will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the hotel, where you can refresh and relax. Our staff and guides will provide the necessary information about the trip by the evening.

If you arrive earlier, you can do a few hours of the Kathmandu City Sightseeing Tour. Inform us before your flight if you are intending doing this city tour. 

Max. altitude

1320

Accomodation

Hotel

Meals

Non

After breakfast in Kathmandu, we head towards the airport to board a flight. The flight takes 40 minutes, and then we trek for 3-4 hours. Our trek officially starts today. Enjoy the scenic views of mountains and villages during the flight, as well as the trek. After landing, you will walk alongside the Dudh Koshi River to reach Phakding. You will cross a suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River.  Before we reach Phakding, we will walk across oak and rhododendron forests. Overnight at Phakding.

You may have to drive to Manthali airport to take a short domestic flight to Lukla during peak trekking seasons. Get ready for that too. we are directly flying to Lukla or driving to Manthali and then flying to Lukla. 

Max. altitude

2830

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

4hrs

From Phakding, we start our trek to one of the most important villages in the Khumbu region. The trail to Namche Bazaar is lovely. We follow the route of the Dudh Koshi River. We arrive at Monjo, the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. We have to walk a few more hours, and this will bring us to Namche Bazaar. Namche is the largest village in the Khumbu Region. We get a beautiful view of mountains like Thamserku and Konde Peak from Namche Bazaar.

Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Max. altitude

3440

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

6hrs

We take a break from trekking for a day today. We hike to the small hills around Namche Bazaar. This acclimatization day is essential for the coming days. Hike to View Point or Everest View Hotel(3,880m/12,730 ft) and explore with spectacular surrounding mountains view. It helps us to adapt to the weather and high altitude conditions of the place. We can spend the rest of the day interacting with the locals and hearing their stories. You can taste the local food in the afternoon.

Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Max. altitude

3880

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

4hrs

After breakfast in Namche, we start the trek towards Dole. The climb today is steep and tiring. However, the beautiful scenes of the mountains like Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and many more as we trek through the pine and rhododendron forest will refresh you. You can stop at various places to rest and take photographs. Mong la Danda is a beautiful place that offers beautiful scenes of mountains. you can see another side a nice small Phortse village which is Inhibited by the Sherpa people.

Overnight at Dole.

Max. altitude

4040

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

6hrs

After breakfast, Continue walking further to Luza. After a steep uphill climb, we arrive at Machherma. There are many Kharka on the way to Machherma, along with the beautiful mountains and rhododendron forests. You can also spot animals like mountain goats and musk deer along the way. Climbing high above the river will finally bring us to Machherma.

Overnight in Machherma.

Max. altitude

4470

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

6hrs

After breakfast in Machherma, we start the trek for today. Today, we will trek up to the Gokyo Valley. During the trek, we will trek through three lakes. The Gokyo Lake system is made of six lakes in total. We trek through three of them today. Gokyo Lake is a series of glacial lakes renowned for their stunning turquoise blue colour. The area offers breathtaking views of several of the world's highest peaks, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu and many more. Gokyo Ri, a nearby peak, provides one of the vantage points for panoramic vistas of the Himalayas. 

In the afternoon, you can take a short walk around the lake watching the glaciers. Overnight in Gokyo.

Max. altitude

4800

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

6hrs

Today is one of the most important days of the trek. Today, we trek to the highest point of the trek. After breakfast, we start our trek to Gokyo Ri. The trek is relatively challenging as we trek through the steep path. From the top of Gokyo Ri, you can get a beautiful view of mountains like Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and many more. You can also get a clear picture of Gokyo Lake. After resting for a while and taking photographs, we return to Gokyo.

Overnight in Gokyo.

Max. altitude

5357

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

6hrs

After breakfast, we start our trek through the same route we ascended. Today's trek is mostly descending through the beautiful rhododendron forests. As we descend, we get a clear view of Mt. Thamserku to Dole. After trekking for about 3-4 hours, we reach Dole. You can spend the rest of the day strolling around the village and interacting with the local Sherpas.

Overnight in Dole.

Max. altitude

4040

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

4hrs

We start the trek to Namche early in the morning today. On the way, we trek through various small settlements of the Sherpas. We can enjoy the beautiful mountains and rhododendron forests on the way to Namche. We spend the evening enjoying the local food and wine. Celebrate the success of the trek with the local staff. 

Overnight in Namche.

Max. altitude

3440

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

6hrs

After breakfast, we start the trek to Lukla. The trek to Lukla is a straightforward descent through the hills of the Everest region. Today is the last day of our trek in the mountains. We take a closer look at the mountains and rhododendron forests one last time as we descend to Lukla. 6-7 hours of trek brings us to Lukla.

We descend to Manjo, Phakding and finally ascend to Lukla for an overnight stay. Overnight in Lukla.

Max. altitude

2840

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

7hrs

After breakfast, we head to the airport to catch the flight to Kathmandu. The flight to Kathmandu is a short yet thrilling flight providing majestic views of the highest mountains in the world. After landing in Kathmandu, our staff will transfer you to the hotel. You can relax the whole day, or spend your time strolling the streets of Kathmandu. We will have a farewell dinner in the evening with some beautiful cultural show.     

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Max. altitude

1320

Accomodation

Hotel

Meals

Breakfast
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What's Includes

    1. All Arrival and Departure Transfer from airport to hotel and vice-versa, 
vehicles according to group size.
    2. 2 nights Twin sharing a room at Hotel Holy Himalaya or similar in Kathmandu on a bed and breakfast basis. (For single supplement at extra cost).

    3. Domestic airfare Kathmandu / Lukla / Kathmandu.

    4. Twin-sharing accommodation on the best available 
lodges/Guesthouse, including Breakfast
    5. Guide, and for two people one porter.
    6. Wages, meals, accommodation, medical allowance of guides, trekking staff, and porters.

    7. Applicable Trekking Permits and National Park fees

    8. Comprehensive Medical Kit carried by our guide if required for minor 
wounds and sickness.

    9. Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

What's Excludes

    1. Nepal Visa, Personal Medical & Travel Insurance.

    2. Expenses of a personal nature and gratitude or tipping
  for trekking staff, drivers, porters, and guides, including extra snacks and refreshments.
    3. Lunch and Dinner all around the trip 
    4. Personal trekking gear, including sleeping bags and down jackets.

    5. Emergency Evacuation if required by any means of transportation, including
 Helicopter Service.

    6. Personal medical kit, as advised by your doctors.

    7. Early return from the trek due to personal domestic or medical reasons, 
 no refund will be entertained on breaking the journey.

Trip Info

Arrival 

You will arrive either by air or land to Nepal. If you arrive in Nepal by air, you have to use only Tribhuvan International Airport. Instead, if you use the road, you can enter or arrive in Nepal by land, you can different borders of Neighboring countries (India and China) like  Jogbani, Raksaul, Sunauli, Nepaljung, Dhangadi, Birjung, Kakarvitta, Jhapa, Morang, Tatopani, Tinker, Rasuawagadi, Kimanthanka etc. You can use whichever entrances you like to suit your comfort and convenience. 

On Arrival, you will have the on-arrival visa instantly if you have not applied for Nepal visa for Nepal through the consulate centre or Nepal Embassies near you or your city.  Within half an hour, you can get an instant authentic visa on your passport after producing all the required documents for the visa.

Tourist Visa Nepal

A tourist Visa is on arrival visa in Nepal. It means tourists who are visiting Nepal can get the visas instantly on arrival at International Airports by producing all required documents. It’s a quick and not a delayed process.TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under the Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing visas on Arrival. The 'On Arrival' visa procedure is very quick and simple. Within 5-10 minutes, you will get a visa on your passport. However, You can expect some queues during peak Tourist season (Autumn-Sep-Nov). If you wish to skip those queues, you can also consider getting a Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad before your arrival. Actually, we recommend you obtain a visa before you enter Nepal from the diplomatic missions located nearby you so that you don’t need to bear any hassles during the process of obtaining a tourist visa on arrival. The choice is yours.

For more information plz click:https://www.havenholidaysnepal.com/tourist-visa-nepal

Transfer to Hotel

The majority of people/trekkers enter Nepal by air and that is via Tribhuvan International Airport. We receive you at the arrival of any entry point of Nepal or mainly at Tribhuvan International Airport without any delay according to your arrival time. It may take some time like 30   minutes to collect your luggage and for security checking at the airport. After that, you make your way to the exit of the airport and the Haven Holidays Pvt. Ltd. Representative will be waiting there holding the Board Witten “Haven Holidays Pvt. Ltd” As you see the board, you have to go with him or her and we will make a very comfortable transfer to the hotel you are staying overnight. The transfer from Tribhuvan International Airport and Thamel, the hotel where you are staying will take just 30 minutes drive. 

Get checked in the hotel take a rest and get refreshed. We will give you the time for orientation after you get checked into the hotel. 

Orientation 

As you are given the time when you get checked in the hotel, you will be followed by our staff for the orientation. It may be on the same day or later the next day early in the morning at breakfast. 

We will briefly let you know the trip you are undertaking from the next day or the same day onwards. You will be stated about the highlights of the trip, preparations, equipment, food and accommodation, guide and porter, emergency rescue, travel insurance and many other important things to know beforehand. 

We will introduce you to the trip crew and have a brief talk with them so that you can feel more comfortable during the trip. 

If you have any queries, you can put them in this orientation meeting before you depart for your trip. 

Last Minute Booking 

Last-minute booking is always open for you but the same package tends to be a little more costly than the regular departure dates trip packages. Actually, those who approach for last minute booking with us; must pay a 10% additional cost of the total trip cost mentioned on our website. 

You can book the trip you like on our website even a day before the trip begins. 

If you are lucky, then, the last minute may be a golden opportunity for you to get the same price or even less than that if one of the members of the trip gives up and withdraws the trip plan at the eleventh hour. So, if you are late to book the trip you like to do with us, no worries, you still have the option and we will try our level best to make your trip as successful and grand as other normal trips. 

Don’t hesitate to hit the booking button at the eleventh hour, we are always open and here to organize your vacation trips in Nepal. 

Trip Extension 

We are always flexible and open to the extension of the particular trip you are undertaking. If you enjoy the trip you are doing, you can extend it to longer days or longer hours. But, for this, you must contact us one day prior so that we can arrange the required things like trip crew, accommodation, transportation and other minor needy things for your extended trip. If you let us know a day earlier directly or through the trip crew you are using in the field/route like through your trip leader, you will have a beautiful time ahead. For the extension of the trip, you must add some little additional cost which we will settle in mutual understanding. 

Currency Exchange 

You can exchange your currency even in the Tribhuvan International Airport at your arrival or you can exchange it after you check in the hotel in Thamel or other several places of Kathmandu, trekking beginning points as well.  You can find several money exchange counters in different corners of Thamel city. If you are in a rush and cannot do this, you can pay USD, AUD or CAD to the people whom you need to pay for your accommodation, food, trip costs, tipping etc. You can even exchange your currency with Nepali on the trekking routes/trip routes like in Lukla, and Namche You can ask to exchange your currency with Nepal with local lodges/restaurants/hotels/ guesthouses too. But, you need to have your currency like USD, AUD or CAD. Even Indian currency does work in Nepal while paying but only Rs. 100 rupees not 500 and 1000. You can pay with your currency with the current exchange rate wherever you go in Nepal.

Haven Holidays  Team

Haven Holidays Team is very professional, reliable and responsible. You can completely on them. They are well-trained, friendly and highly literate in their respective languages. You can share anything you like with them without any hesitation. They know local culture, civilization, history, foods and accommodation, weather conditions, expert in first-aid application and how to handle the sudden accidents on the trip. They are eco-friendly and better understand the non-human's rights and their lives. 

However, we kindly request you not to exploit them and provoke them on the trip for your benefit. You can enjoy your trip with them to the fullest but at the same time, we humbly appeal not to try to change their mindset, perspectives, religion and culture that are following. 

The Haven Holidays Team will assist you in every step of your trip to make it memorable and more convenient. 

Luggage and Storage 

If you are hiring a porter for your trip in the mountains, you can pack no more than 10 kg. in the duffel bag or your backpack. We provide you with a very reliable duffel bag to put your stuff to be carried on the trip. It will be very safe to be carried by a porter. Because it is the labour rule that a porter can only maximum of 20kgs in the mountain. Please, don’t pack unnecessary stuff in the duffel bag. Actually, two people one porter put 10kg of stuff by each individual. 

If you think you don’t need the stuff you have with you in the mountains, you can store it at the hotel in Kathmandu.  They will keep your unnecessary luggage/stuff very safe till your return back. Ask your trip leader or hotel receptionist to do it for you before you depart for the trip. Take the luggage tag while storing the unnecessary luggage. 

Meals

Meals will be provided according to the itinerary and cost includes and cost excludes. If you are given the itinerary or cost including BB only, you will be provided breakfast only and if you have booked the trip package including a full-board meal, you will get all the meals including breakfast, dinner and lunch. Apart from main meals, if you have extra tea, coffee, cold drinks and other alcoholic drinks, you have to pay for them. 

During the trip, you will be given enough time to have a meal. You can enjoy the meal you like from the menu. Vegan, Vegetarian?? If you are vegetarian, you will still find the choice in the menu and our guide will take good care of you through the trip. 

You will have your meal at the lodge/local guesthouse, hotel or resort during the trip. You are supposed to have the meal where you stay overnight in the mountain during the trekking trip. 

Sometimes, you may not get the item you want in the mountain during the trekking trip/touring trip, at the time; you have to consider it very calmly. 

You will enjoy freshly cooked meals in the mountain during the trip days with local ingredient 

Trek Start 

The trek commences from Kathmandu with a drive to Manthali during Spring and then flies to Lukla and Autumn( Mar-May and Sep-Nov) and in other off seasons like Winter and Rainy ( Dec-Feb and Jun-Aug) Kathmandu to Lukla. We drive to Ramechhap, Manthali for 4 hours from Kathmandu and take a short 20-minute flight and if we take a direct flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, you will fly for 35 minutes with astonishing mountain views. 

We need to leave Kathmandu at 2  am for the Ramechhap drive and then fly to Lukla. Hope you will consider this thing in your mind beforehand the trip begins. 

As you land at Lukla airport either from Ramechhap/ Manthali or Kathmandu, you will meet your porters, introduce them briefly and begin the formal walk towards Phakding, the very first town you are going to stay overnight on your trip. It takes around 3 hours to get Phakding from Lukla. 

Electricity

You will get a good and undisturbed facility of electricity during the trip to Nepal. Even though you go to the mountain for trekking and other adventure activities, you can get the facility of electricity to charge your phones and backups. However, in some cases you may have to face the problem of load-shedding and the local lodges and guesthouses may charge you some amount to charge your batteries, backups and phones in remote areas trekking. There won’t be an electricity heating system in the mountain while doing trekking or other adventure activities.  

Drinking Water

Drinking water must be pure, safe and contamination-free. You can get bottled or purified drinking water during the trip even in the mountain which is very safe for you to drink. The majority of the people who make trekking or adventure trips in the mountains go with boiled water which is prepared by the local lodges/guesthouses on the trail which is the best way to keep you safe from contaminated water. However, some people carry water purifying ingredients and they apply it to the drinking water and they drink it. But, don’t try to drink the water from the Local River, stream and taps. The bottled water you can buy along the trek in the guesthouse.

Communication 

You can enjoy excellent facilities of communication in Kathmandu and other major cities like Chitwan, Pokhara, Nagarkot and Lumbini. However, in the case of the trekking trip in the mountains, you may not be able to have such kind of facility as in the cities. But, most of the local teahouses/lodges/ guesthouses/ hotels on the trail will offer you the facility of  Wi-fi. Sometimes, you get it for free and sometimes, you may have to pay for the installation of Wi-fi during the trip in the mountains. 

The best way to access good communication over your smartphone is to get a local Nepali SIM Card like NT and NCELL. You get these local Nepali SIM Cards easily in Kathmandu and even in International Airport, Tribhuvan International Airport. For this, you have to present a copy of your passport and a passport-sized- photograph. You can buy a data pack via this local SIM Card and you make a very good communication wherever you go, even from the corner of the mountain.  You can make a call, access the internet over it and even make a video call instantly from the Everest Base Camp (5364m).

Trek Ends 

The trek ends at Lukla officially with a flight to Kathmandu. Normally, at Lukla, you can celebrate the last day of the trek with your entire trekking crew by offering them tips and heavy dinner because they have worked hard for you and your safety all around the trip. The last day's walk is from Namche to Lukla and you wait for the next day’s flight to Kathmandu or Ramechhap and then 4 hours drive to Kathmandu. The flight to Ramechhap is for 20 minutes and the flight to Kathmandu from Lukla is for 40 minutes. Optionally, you fly back to Kathmandu directly by helicopter as well. For this, you have to make a prior request to us to arrange your helicopter flight. 

Important Note

The Lukla weather keeps changing in 15 minutes so it cannot be 100% sure that the flight to Ramechhap or Kathmandu from Lukla can take place at a given time. It may get delayed postponed or even cancelled for a few days. In this case, don’t panic, don’t get agitated and don’t trouble your trekking leader for the delay, cancellation or postponement of flight. Be calm and talk to your trekking lead to find out the way to escape this situation.

You have two options in this case: the helicopter flight to Kathmandu and walk down to Surke and Paiya for 5 hours and get a jeep ride to Salleri and then to Kathmandu. You’d better approach the helicopter first and then go with a walk down to Surke and Paiya. The walk down to Surke and Paiya is very challenging to follow the trail used by mules; the trail is muddy and slippery. Be careful to follow this trail to Paiya via Surke from Lukla.

If you are doing your Everest Base Camp Trek, you have to have at least one/two spare days. This will help you make your Everest Trek less stressful and less panicked

Feedback

You can give feedback on the trek/trip you have undertaken at the end of Kathmandu. You can visit our office or you can do it in the farewell dinner we organize. Your feedback about the trip will always be taken positively. We need it to grow and to sharpen our services and facilities in the days to come.

If you cannot attend the farewell dinner at the end of the trip in Kathmandu or you don’t have time to visit our office, you can write your feedback on the trip advisor page which will be more reliable and public. 

Trek Extra Personal Expenses 

How prodigal you are? Your trek extra personal expenses depend on it. If you love doing extra expenses on the trip, you will go to topics like alcoholic drinks, extra tea or coffee apart from the meal, tipping, some minor donations, extra snacks on the trail, some urgent personal stuff like clothing or any other equipment you immediately require on the trip in case it gets damaged or stop functioning. And, at the end of the trek, you have to give some tips to your trekking crew. For this, you have to allocate some dollars or Nepali currency. 

Typical Day

The typical trip day begins with a good breakfast. You will have breakfast at around 7-8 am and begin the day after it. Then, you will have to work/walk for 3-4 hours after breakfast and you will stop for lunch. The lunchtime will be around an hour. You will order your lunch item and the restaurant/hotel/teahouse will cook for you. Sometimes, you may have to wait for some time if the restaurant or hotel is crowded. You can find the item you want in the menu prepared by the local lodge/restaurant/hotel. If you are vegetarian, no worries, you can still find the ways. 

After lunch, you will resume your work/trek/trip again and end it in the after like around 3-4 pm. After that, you will check in the hotel/guesthouse/teahouse and get refreshed. Take rest, change clothing and go for dinner at around 6-7 pm. Your leader will help you to order the meals you like. At the dinner, your leader will share the important information for the next day’s trip and you can raise the question regarding it. The leader will orient you on what to wear, how to walk, what to carry and where to eat. Follow the instructions from the guide/leader very well. 

Why with Haven Holidays?   

  • Free Booking and Free Cancelation 
  • Veteran Crew Members 
  • Enhancing Eco-Tourism 
  • Prompt response, full safety and comfort guaranteed. 
  • No hidden cost 
  • Flexible 
  • Cost Friendly 
  • Wider Networks 
  • Expert in risk management 

Gokyo Valley TrekkingTrekking Packing List

When preparing for this trip it's essential to have the right equipment and packing list to ensure your safety and comfort to complete your mission. You will need to pack smart and light. This packing list doesn’t mean you need to pack everything listed here. This list is a guideline, and your final list will depend on your preferences and judgment. Follow as per your personal needs and preferences by taking this as a reference. Here’s a comprehensive list of items you should consider:

Please, Learn more about Everest Base Camp Trekking Packing: www.havenholidaysnepal.com/trekking-equipment-checklist

What can I expect from Haven Holidays during the trek?

Haven Holidays will provide fine-class accommodation with a beautiful breakfast, a sleeping bag (recommended own if you have one), Duffel bag.  Our porters are limited to carrying (20 kg) of your personal belongings which is also the weight restriction for flights to Lukla. Be selective in what you take. We will provide you with a very professional and experienced trekking leader throughout the trek. 

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I have done Incredible Gokyo Valley trek through Haven Holidays company in Nepal .

The best trek i have done Gokyo Valley trek with Haven Holidays in Nepal was an unforgettable adventure, seamlessly blending breathtaking landscapes and impeccable service. The journey unfolded against the backdrop of the majestic Himalayas, offering a surreal panorama of snow-capped peaks, turquoise lakes, and charming Sherpa villages. Haven Holidays curated an experience that seamlessly balanced the thrill of trekking with the comfort of well-organized logistics. The trek, showcasing the beautiful Gokyo Lakes and the awe-inspiring Gokyo Ri summit, provided a unique perspective on the region's natural beauty. Accompanied by experienced guide Kedar, porters and a well-coordinated support team, every step felt secure and enjoyable. The personalized touch of Haven Holidays ensured a cultural immersion, fostering connections with local communities along the way. From comfortable accommodations to delicious meals, the company's commitment to quality and sustainability enhanced the overall trekking experience. Choosing Haven Holidays for the Gokyo Valley trek was a decision that combined adventure, authenticity, and unparalleled service in the heart of the Himalayas.

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Egypt

The best Gokyo Valley trek I had done through Haven Holidays company in Nepal .

Embarking on the Gokyo Valley trek through Haven Holidays in Nepal was an unparalleled adventure. The company's meticulous planning and expert guidance ensured a seamless and unforgettable journey. Nestled in the heart of the Himalayas, the Gokyo Valley revealed its majestic beauty with pristine lakes, towering peaks, and vibrant Sherpa villages. The trek was a perfect blend of challenging ascents and breathtaking landscapes. Haven Holidays' commitment to safety and comfort enhanced the overall experience, allowing me to focus on the awe-inspiring surroundings. This expedition, curated by Haven Holidays, not only enriched my connection with nature but also left indelible memories of a truly remarkable trek in the mesmerizing Gokyo Valley.

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Suchana
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A Trek of a Lifetime: Gokyo Valley Exploration

My experience with Haven Holidays on the 14-day Gokyo Valley Trek was nothing short of breathtaking. The trip was meticulously planned, with every detail taken care of, allowing me to focus solely on soaking in the natural beauty surrounding me. From the crystal-clear lakes to the towering peaks, every moment felt like a scene from a postcard. The guides were knowledgeable and friendly, enhancing the journey with their insights into local Sherpa culture and geography. I returned home feeling rejuvenated and grateful for the opportunity to explore such a stunning corner of the world.

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Preparation For This Trip

Travel Documents:
  • Travel tickets and trip print/pictures in Divece
  • Passport -with at least 6 months validity
  • Passport copies
  • 4 copies of Passport size photos
  • Visa - available at Kathmandu Airport. Check visa requirements your nationality click: Tourist visa in Nepal
  • Insurance, documents that cover medical, rescue, and airlift(helicopter)in case  on the trip
  • Electronics:
    • Electronic device and charger
    • Camera or smartphone for capturing memories. It may be hard to find charging devices that fit your device, so keep the focus on your charger and multiple adapters.
    • Power Bank- Charging your devices may not be possible everywhere. So, it is recommended to carry a power bank for backup 
    Trekking Packing/Checklist:
    When preparing for a trekking trip in Nepal,  it's essential to have the right equipment and packing list to ensure your safety and comfort to complete your mission. You will need to pack smart and light. This packing list doesn’t mean you need to pack everything listed here. This list is a guideline, and your final list will depend on your preferences and judgment. Follow as per your personal needs and preferences by taking this as a reference. Comprehensive list of items:
    Clothing
    Headwear
    Sun Hat/Cap for sun protection - A Sun hat protects the face from the strong rays of the sun. Carry a lightweight hat that can be easily packed. Or A wide-brimmed hat to cover your ears, neck, and face from the strong rays of the sun. More: Trekking equipment list  

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