Gokyo Valley Trek | Longest Glacier of Nepal

Gokyo Valley Trek | Longest Glacier of Nepal

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Gokyo Valley Trek

Gokyo Vally trek takes you to the foothills of the Himalayas in the majestic Everest region. This is an excellent alternative to the congested Everest Base camp trek. If you are interested in taking up Gokyo Valley Trek in Nepal, you can connect with NBM Travel. Our Gokyo Vally trek package rewards you with serene views of diverse flora and fauna in the Sagarmatha National Park. The enriching natural beauty and the pristine lakes and the unrivaled bird eye view of the peaks including; Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and other Himalayan giants. The Gokyo valley trekking in Nepal begins from Lukla. The trek follows the same route as the Everest base camp through the epic Namche Bazaar. Then the trek passes along the opaque Dudh Koshi river. Lying amidst the snow-covered mountains, pristine lakes, and delightful villages, Gokyo Valley is home to the Sherpas and their traditional approach to life. These tribes are away and isolated from the chaos of the outside world. They enjoy their traditional life along with their large herds of hardy yaks.
Guided by Buddhist beliefs, the Sherpas are renowned for their warm-hearted hospitality. To wander amidst the majestic Himalayas, pristine lakes, and the enriching culture of the people residing in this region is truly a profound and magical experience. You can take this magical experience further by embarking on a journey over the Cho La pass(5240m) towards the Everest base camp and take an alternative path to return to Namche; Heading over the Renjo La Pass.

Why Gokyo Vally Trek with NBM?

  • Nepal Big Mountain (NBM) travel has been renowned for providing comprehensive services for groups and individuals from and to the country for almost a decade.
  • We put extra effort into arranging the best logistics possible: hygienic food and travel safety. 
  • We pride ourselves in customer satisfaction as most of our clients today are regular visitors, which displays their trust in us.
  • We ensure you have a comfortable and safe travel experience in Nepal.  
  • You get the most out of your experience while trekking in Nepal and value for money on traveling with NBM Travel.

Gokyo Valley Trek Highlights

  • Sightseeing the renowned world heritage sites including; Boudhanath stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Bhaktapur Durbar square.
  • Splendid flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back to Kathmandu, enjoying the scenic masterpieces.
  • Get acquainted with the warm-hearted hospitality of the people residing in the Himalayan region.
  • Witnessing the pristine Gokyo Lake.
  • Astounding views of the majestic Himalayas including; Makalu, Everest, and Cho Oyu. 
  • Hiking up to Gokyo Ri located at an elevation of 5,483m.
  • Witnessing the magnificent Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in the world.

Short Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m)

Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2,804 m) and then trek to Phakding (2610 m)

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m)

Day 04: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day

Day 05: Trek to Phorste Thanga (3,680 m)

Day 06: Trek to Machherma (4,470 m)

Day 07: Trek to Gokyo (4,790 m)

Day 08: Trek to Gokyo Ri (5,483 m)

Day 09: Trek to Dole (4,200 m)

Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) via Khumjung village (3,780 m/12,401 ft)

Day 11: Trek to Lukla (2,804 m)

Day 12: Return to Kathmandu

Day 13: Final Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m)

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, one of our official representatives will pick you up from the Tribhuvan International Airport. Then we will direct you to the hotel via our private tourist vehicle.

Day 2

Fly to Lukla (2,804 m) and then trek to Phakding (2610 m)

We will take an early morning flight to the Lukla airport commonly known as Tenzing Hillary airport. It is a spectacular flight with flabbergasting views of the world’s highest peaks. Upon landing at the Lukla airport, we will enjoy our breakfast and begin to trek for around 3 hours to reach Phakding village. We will spend the night here at a guesthouse.

Day 3

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m)

On the third day of the trip, we continue our trek across the banks of the Dudh Koshi river. Passing the pristine river over high-suspension bridges covered with prayer flags. Upon entering the Sagarmatha National Park, the trail steepens along offering breathtaking views. Namche bazaar termed the gateway to Everest has a lot to offer, from quality restaurants with wifi to hotels, restaurants, lodges, and money exchange services. It is also the biggest town in the entire Everest region.

Day 4

Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day

Day 4 is dedicated to acclimatization. We spend this day acclimatizing and adjusting to the surrounding at high elevations. We can spend this day doing a lot of activities like; hiking to the Syangboche Airport near the Everest view hotel. This viewpoint offers spectacular views of the majestic Himalayas along with the glorious sunrise and sunset over the panorama of Khumbu peaks. We can also do a short trek to a museum that is renowned for its exhibits of the traditional customs of the local Sherpa people.

Day 5

Trek to Phorste Thanga (3,680 m)

We head towards Phortse Thanga and the trail leading here is steep and covered with lush rhododendron forest, juniper, and huge conifers. This trekking trail becomes magical during spring. This trail passes through summer settlements and Yak Kharkas. You get a chance to witness the mesmerizing views of Khumbi La and Tawache throughout the day.

Day 6

Trek to Machherma (4,470 m)

On day 6, we will climb the ridge to witness the spectacular views both to Kengtega, down the valley, or upwards towards Cho Oyu, and then finally descend to a river and elevate steeply to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier. We will eventually reach Machherma by early noon.

Day 7

Trek to Gokyo (4,790 m)

On day 7, we reach our main destination i.e Gokyo (4,790m). This camp will be our base for 2 nights as we will enjoy a couple of sightseeing and hiking around Gokyo.

Day 8

Trek to Gokyo Ri (5,483 m)

Early in the morning, we have a steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri at an elevation of 5,483m. There are ample rewards for those who attempt this trip – you get stunning views of the super Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa glacier, and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, including the giants Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and Gychung Kang.

Day 9

Trek to Dole (4,200 m)

Following this trail, we descend towards Dole. We wake up to the fresh mountain air at Namche and continue our trek to Dole (4190m). This is a relatively easier trail, passing numerous valleys and crossing lush rhododendron, coniferous, and juniper forests. Spring is an ideal season for trekking in Nepal. You will also witness the local Sherpas with their herds of yak grazing and green slopes. Then we reach Dole and spend the night at a guest house there. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 10

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) via Khumjung village (3,780 m/12,401 ft)

We continue the journey further to a classic Sherpa village at Khumjung. Then, we descend back to Namche Bazaar leaving the majestic mountains behind.

Day 11

Trek to Lukla (2,804 m)

On day 11, we return back to Lukla where we started the trek in the first place. We will enjoy some spare time by reflecting on our mesmerizing trip and celebrating the successful trek. We can also take this time to explore Lukla.

Day 12

Return to Kathmandu

We will take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. This is a perfect opportunity to sit back, relax and reminisce back at our journey. Our guides will readily help you with sightseeing and shopping. You will enjoy the farewell dinner and spend the night in Kathmandu.

Day 13

Final Departure

We conclude our trip on day 13. Our official representative will drop you at the Tribhuwan International Airport, 3 hours prior to your flight back home.

What Makes This Trip Different?

The Gokyo valley trek is a distinct trek as it includes the world’s largest glacier, Ngogzumpa. The presence of the pristine lakes and astounding peaks including; Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Everest, and so on make this trip truly mesmerizing and unique. You get to witness the prominent views of the splendid ice ridge located between Gyachung and Cho Oyu, lying in the Khumbu region. This is a perfect trek if you are looking for a less crowded, peaceful trekking trail that includes the spectacular beauty of the Himalayas.

The Gokyo valley trek is everything you wish to see on a Himalayan trail. The journey to the Gokyo trek starts with a 35 minutes spectacular flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. You get to witness the bird’s eye view of astounding landscapes and the splendid Himalayas. If you travel to the Gokyo lakes during spring then you get to witness the lush rhododendron blooms, and pine and conifers forests as well. Basically, it is everything you wish to see on a Himalayan trail and more.


  • Warm welcome with garland (mala) by our representative at the airport on your arrival day.
  • Airport (International and domestic) transfers on a tourist/Private Vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a 3-star hotel including breakfast. (Private room/4-star/5-star accommodation can be organized at an extra cost)
  • Twin-sharing Tea house/guesthouse accommodation during the trek in the Everest Region.
  • Experienced, government-licensed, Chinese/English/Hindi-speaking trekking guide.
  • Arrangement of domestic flight tickets (Kathmandu/Manthali and Lukla)
  • Permits for Sagarmatha/Everest National Park, TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System), and local government tax.
  • Porters during the trek (1 porter for every 2pax/guest)
  • 1 Trekking map and 1 duffel bag for every 2 Pax/guest.
  • Trek completion certificate
  • A farewell dinner on the last night in Kathmandu.
  • All applicable administrative expenses and government taxes throughout the trek.
  • First-Aid Kit

Not Included

  • Meals (lunch and dinner) in Kathmandu and the trekking area.
  • Travel insurance along with high-altitude emergency evacuation coverage
  • Tips to trekking staff and driver
  • Personal Trekking gear and equipment
  • Private and customized trip
  • Extra accommodation in case of early arrival/late departure or flight canceled (domestic) due to climate.
  • Any other services, activities, or personal expenses which are not mentioned in the itinerary.



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Book this Trip for $308.75 USD Advance

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Viet Anh
Viet Anh
The tour gave me such an amazing experience, especially about the cultural, historical and religious values of Nepalis. 2 colleagues and me went on 1 tour of NBM Travel, in 4 nights and 5 days in Nepal (Limbini, Nagarkot, and Kathmandu). Mr Sujit, the Manager was very supportive in arranging a customized tour for us, meeting all our requirements. He is very responsive and professional, with quite good connections to help us (our domestic flight was delayed, he managed to get us on board of an earlier flight)Mr Subash, the Tour Guide, was also responsible and hospitable. He always tried to make us enjoy the trip. He is also expertised in his job, knowing a lot of information about the tourist attractions. He was very ready to help when we want to buy local fruits, and very collaborative when we want to change the schedule.The tour gave me such an amazing experience, especially about the cultural, historical and religious values of Nepalis. In our tour, we also planned to see the Himalayan Ranges from our Hotel in Nagarkot and from Chandragiri Hills, but the weather was so cloudy during our stay. It may be a good reason for our come back to Nepal next time and enjoy the hospitality of NBM Team.
Ciara M
Ciara M
Fantastic We had such a fantastic experience in Nepal with this tour company. We were overwhelmed by how welcoming and warm Sudarshan and his team were from the moment we arrived. We felt so comparable and taken care of in the beautiful Nivas Botique home in Kathmandu. The rooms are beautiful and very comfortable. We enjoyed delicious, complimentary authentic Nepalese meals and had such a fanatic stay here. We travelled to Pokhara for 2 nights in very comfortable private transportation. We had a fantastic 2 days of activities including paragliding and white water rafting, all organised for us. We couldn’t have asked for a better trip and I couldn’t recommend using this travel company more. We will definitely be back in the future!
Rory N
Rory N
Amazing Trip! We spent 4 fantastic days in Kathmandu and Pokhara with NBM travel. Our trip included paragliding, sight seeing and an Everest flight. Management went above and beyond to make us feel welcome, safe and ensure that we had the best time. Would highly recommend this travel company!
绝美风景,期待下次再见 不同于之前在国内看到的雪山,喜马拉雅山系的雪山绵延不绝,又高又长,能见度好的时候能看到一片的雪山,感觉自己第一次离雪山那么近,超震撼的感觉。看到了鱼尾峰的鱼尾巴,好美!雨林里山中的空气超级好,刚好走的那段路像原始丛林一般,很美空气很新鲜,竟然有点爱上这种雨中漫步的感觉~选的旅行社的老板人真的很好!安排的十分妥当,爱上这种异国他乡的快乐啦哈哈!不过这是我们第一次相遇,但绝对不是最后一次相聚!
很棒的旅游体验-Kathmandu 一直有想去尼泊尔旅行的想法,前些日子终于下决心仔细研究了,人生地不熟的,问了朋友的朋友有没有旅行社推荐,就推荐了这家,英文名NBM中文名大山旅游,老板中文名也叫大山,感觉对中国文化很有研究,让我们这种出国游的感觉很安心。老板很靠谱,给安排了懂中文的向导,沟通很顺利,人也很亲切。不得不说尼泊尔景色真不错,适合放松身心,有机会的话还会再来,也会多推荐大山旅游的。
Tina B.
Tina B.
Great if you have limited time to visit the city I was in Nepal in November and after a trek of 10 days I only had 1 and a half day to visit Kathmandu. I found out many places to visit in Kathmandu are far from each other (5 to 10 km) and walking between places is not an option (heavy traffic). So I decided to book a private tour (I was a solo traveller) and had a great experience. My guide Raj took me to all the important places , UNESCO sites, and explained everything about the place we were visiting. I would recommend this tour to anyone who has limited time to explore the city. -1 point as the guides will take you to shop/restaurant they have an agreement with, I didn't mind the shop as they don't force you to buy anything, but I would have wanted to choose the restaurant by myself
Hari r
Hari r
Cable Car Trip near Kathmandu Me and my friends travelled Kathmandu this July and we went for a short distance trip to Chandragiri Hill. Cable Car took us to Chandragiri hill, which is best to escape from hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. The view of Kathmandu was beautiful as rain cleared up the sky. The guide we were provided was professional and he told us incredible stories of the hill. Overall it was fantastic trip.
Bindu B
Bindu B
Trekking, Local, culture views and sites 5 days in Nepal trek was awesome. We went to Sundarijal, then to Chisapani walking a lot of stairs and then to Nagarkot. We could see beautiful peaks from Dhaulagiri to Everest. People at Sundarijal seem very friendly. All in all, our trek was very nice and we enjoyed it very much.
Stephanie H
Stephanie H
Amazing Trip! Thank you to the folks at NBM Travel for an awesome trip to Nepal! Shristi was incredibly helpful with coordinating everything and answering all of my silly logistical questions from the moment I booked the trip. My tour guide Mani provided so much support on the tour, from sharing his knowledge about Nepali culture and history, to helping me find souvenirs at a good price, to rearranging our itinerary when we had weather delays. I chose this tour specifically to learn about the many cultures and lifestyles of Nepal and was not disappointed. Each location was so different from the last - Kathmandu is the chaotic capital, Chitwan is a gorgeous jungle where you’ll see animals that you’d never expect to see up close in real life (still can’t believe how close I was to crocodiles and a rhino!), and Pokhara feels like a cute beach resort. We were unable to go to Lumbini due to weather, so we spent an extra day in Pokhara and an extra day in Kathmandu, which worked out fine for relaxing and shopping. Even the bus rides between cities were interesting because you could see examples of life in the countryside and some really cool landscapes. There was a decent balance of sightseeing and free time, and I really liked each of the hotels we stayed at. If you are interested in learning about Nepal beyond trekking, this is a great introduction. They have such an interesting diversity and unique history, I wish more people knew about it!If you go in July, like I did, you’ll likely catch some rain (monsoon season), so make sure you pack accordingly! Rain boots, rain coat, and quick dry pants worked well on rainy days and the boat tour/jungle trek in Chitwan, plus a few pairs of comfortable pants and a pair of sandals for sunny days. Don’t let the name “monsoon” scare you off from coming if this is the only time of year you can go. You’ll still see, do, and eat a lot! (Make sure you have dal bhat and momo while you are here...they are the best!)
Swostika M
Swostika M
Exciting trip in cable car Had a experience of such a steep cable car. The trip was exciting and the mountain view was worth the travel.

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