Jan 2 - Jan 12, 2020  confirmed

Gokyo Valley (11 days)
Everest Region, Nepal

Rating: | 2 reviews
Difficulty: challenging

Public trek | 2 confirmed trekkers

Gokyo Valley
$276 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$11.93 /day per person for guide
+ $10 per person for guide's insurance
+ $56.67 per person for guide's transport
+ $11.92 per person for vat tax
+ $65 per person for permits

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Included Services
  • Permits Sagarmatha National Park Entry and Local Everest Region Tax
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
  • VAT Tax 13% Nepal Government Tax
  • Guide's Transport
Optional Services (Porter...)
  • Porter Each porter may carry no more than 20 kg (44 lb). One porter is usually enough for 2 people's gear. Government required insurance covers the porter in case of an accident while on the trip.
    $20 per day per porter

    + $30 per porter for porter's insurance
    + $2.21 per day per porter for vat tax (porter)

  • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Booking the flight with the trek insures that the guide will be able to be on the same flight in addition transport to/from the Kathmandu airport from your hotel is included.
    $180 per person

    + $15 per person for service/transport fee

  • Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu Booking the flight with the trek insures that the guide will be able to be on the same flight in addition transport to/from the Kathmandu airport from your hotel is included.
    $180 per person

    + $15 per person for service/transport fee

Guide
Ang Tsering
Languages
English, Nepali, Hindi,Tibetan and Sherpa
Ratings
great
Currently 2 Trekkers
2 confirmed trekkers
confirmed

Catherine (United Kingdom)

With 1 guest: Eduardo (United Kingdom)

The Gokyo Valley is the most spectacular of the Khumbu valleys. With its series of lakes and jaw dropping views of Everest, Gokyo should be a must visit on any trekkers visit to the Khumbu region. As a standalone trek or linking it to the Everest Bascamp trek via the Cho la is trek is sure to impress. If you can spare some extra time take a day hike from Gokyo to the Fifth Lake and climb Ngozumpa Tse. On a clear day, it boasts for one of the best trekking views in the Khumbu.

Weather Conditions in January

January is one of the coldest and driest months, which makes it good for Himalayan views while wearing lots of layers. While there is little rain, skies in the hills and valleys further from the high mountains can be hazy from dust and pollution. The days are short and the nights long, so you can finally catch up on War and Peace while hiking the Himalayas. Now that’s something to be proud of! Go with the e-book version, your back or your porter’s back will thank you for it. At high altitudes, temperatures can drop to well below freezing. Even during the day, temperatures may not rise much above freezing, if at all, and the snow that does fall doesn’t melt and can become hard and icy. This can make crossing high passes more difficult. During this season it may be wise to bring crampons or at a minimum a good trekking pole.

At a glance
On average there are 2 days with precipitation in January. The highest point on the trek is Gokyo Ri at 5360 m. During January, expect high temperatures of around -4.8°C (23°F) and lows down to -21.8°C (-7°F) at Gokyo Ri.

Gokyo Valley
(Elevation Profile)

Itinerary
(11 days / 10 nights )
created by Catherine (United Kingdom)

Thu Jan 2 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.4°C (67°F) and lows of about 2.4°C (36°F) in January.

Kathmandu
Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $180.00
Travel time: 30 minutes

Lukla (2860 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.2°C (50°F) and lows of about -6.8°C (20°F) in January.

Lukla

Phakding (2860 m)

About 3 hours from Lukla
Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.2°C (50°F) and lows of about -6.8°C (20°F) in January.

Phakding
Fri Jan 3 (day 2)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

About 5-6 hours from Phakding
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.8°C (44°F) and lows of about -10.2°C (14°F) in January.

Namche Bazaar
Sat Jan 4 (day 3)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.8°C (44°F) and lows of about -10.2°C (14°F) in January.

Sun Jan 5 (day 4)

Phortse Thanga (3650 m)

About 2-3 hours
Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.5°C (42°F) and lows of about -11.5°C (11°F) in January.

Mon Jan 6 (day 5)

Dole (4090 m)

About 1-2 hours from Phortse Thanga
Expect typical high termperatures of about 2.9°C (37°F) and lows of about -14.1°C (7°F) in January.

Dole
Tue Jan 7 (day 6)

Machhermo (4400 m)

About 2-3 hours from Dole
Expect typical high termperatures of about 1.0°C (34°F) and lows of about -16.0°C (3°F) in January.

Machhermo
Wed Jan 8 (day 7)

Gokyo First Lake (4700 m)

About 2 hours from Machhermo
Expect typical high termperatures of about -0.8°C (31°F) and lows of about -17.8°C (0°F) in January.

Gokyo (4750 m)

About 3-4 hours from Machhermo
Expect typical high termperatures of about -1.1°C (30°F) and lows of about -18.1°C (-1°F) in January.

Gokyo
Thu Jan 9 (day 8)

Gokyo Ri (5360 m)

About 1-2 hours to ascent from Gokyo
Expect typical high termperatures of about -4.8°C (23°F) and lows of about -21.8°C (-7°F) in January.

Gokyo Ri

Phortse (3840 m)

About 5-7 hours from Gokyo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.4°C (40°F) and lows of about -12.6°C (9°F) in January.

Phortse
Fri Jan 10 (day 9)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

About 3-5 hours from Phortse
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.8°C (44°F) and lows of about -10.2°C (14°F) in January.

Namche Bazaar
Sat Jan 11 (day 10)

Lukla (2860 m)

About 5-7 hours from Namche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.2°C (50°F) and lows of about -6.8°C (20°F) in January.

Lukla
Sun Jan 12 (day 11)
Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $180.00
Travel time: 30 minutes

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.4°C (67°F) and lows of about 2.4°C (36°F) in January.

Kathmandu