Gokyo Trek or Gokyo Valley trek falls in the Everest region and passes through the heart of Gokyo Valley. The major highlights of Gokyo Trek are the largest glacier in Nepal ‘Ngozumpa Glacier’, a visit to Gokyo Lake, spectacular glimpses of Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Makalu and the tour of Namche and Lukla, capitals of Sherpa people and culture.
This is a 11 days trek and begins with a scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. You will trek along the Dudhkosi River crossing the villages of Lukla and Phakding and ultimately reaching Namche, the capital of Everest region. After acclimatization you will continue your trek to Gokyo Ri, a peak at 5483m, offering magical views of Everest ranges. Visit the Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in Nepal along with a spiritual reconnaissance of Gokyo Lake. You will enjoy the cultural as well as natural beauty of the place.
Trekking Duration: 11 days
Starting Point: Lukla (1 hour flight from Kathmandu)
Ending Point: Kathmandu(After one hour flight from Lukla)
Mood of Trekking: tea houses/lodge/hotels
Maximum Altitude: 5360 meter at Gokyo Ri.
Group size: 1+
Highlights: Thrilling air journey to Lukla.
05.45am: Breakfast at your hotel.
05.00 am: Pick up from your hotel to airport.
05.30 am: Arrive in Kathmandu’sdomestic airport to catch your flight to Lukla.
06.30 am: Fly to Lukla (2840m)
07.00 am: Arrive in Lukla airport. Collect the luggage and prepare for the trek. It will take around 30 minutes to come out from the Airport. Breakfast in Lukla. And, start your trek after breakfast.
8.00 am: Start trek to Chheplung (2660m) for two hour. Note: You will see Kusum Khanguru Peak on right hand sight.
10.00 am: Arrive in Chheplung (2660m). And continue the trek to ThadoKosiGaon(2580m). Continue the trek to Ghat (2590m) for 1 hour.
11.00 am: Arrive in Ghat (2590m) and continue the trek to Phakding (2610m). It will take about 2 hours. You will see beautiful green hill during the trek.
01.00 pm: Arrive in Phakding (2610m). Rest & Relax.
Highlights: Scenic Mountains and amazing Namache Bazar.
08:00 am: Start the trek after breakfast to TokTok (2760m) for 1 hour.
09.00 am: Arrive in Toktok(2760m) and continue the trek to Bengkar(2710m) for 30 minutes. Note: You can see Thamserku(6618m) mountain on your right hand sight.
09:30 am: Arrive in Benker(2710m). From Bengkar, you can see the view of Thamserku(6618m) on front right. Continue the trek toMonjo(2840m) for 1 hour.
10.30 am: Arrive in Monjo(2840m). You can see the Khumbila Peak(5765m) from Manju. Buddhists believe that it is the holy Himalaya and restricted to climb. NOTE: We will registered and buy the Sagarmatha (Everest) National park entry permit here(Included in fees charged), we then continue the trek to Jorsalle (2810m) for 30 minutes.
11.00 am: Arrive in Jor Salle (2810m) and lunch.
11.30 am: Start the trek after Lunch to Hilary Bridge() for 40 minutes.
12.10 pm: Hilary bridge and start uphill trek to Namche(3440m). Will test your fitness.
03.00 pm: Arrive in NamcheBazar(3440 m). Check in hotel, Enjoy the scenic Namche Bazar and splendid view
of Kongde(on front), Kusumkhan and Thamserku(at back). Overnight in Namche.
Highlights: Acclimatization day at Namche (34440m)
Hiking to Everest View hotel 3900m. It is 2.5 hrs uphill treks. Rest and explore the area. This point offers beautiful views of Kwangde, Thamserku, KusumKanguru, Kangtega, AmaDablam, Island Peak, Peak 41, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Nuptse, Everest, Tabuche peak, Cholatse peak, Khumbila etc..
Back to hotel. Lunch& Dinner in hotel.
Note: Every Friday and Saturday, do not forget to visit the local marker fair to shop for goods on cheap price.
Highlights: Beautiful views of Thamserku(6608m)
07.00am: Breakfast at the hotel.
08.00am: Check out and start trek to Kyangjuma(3550m). It is gradually up and down trail. You will see the amazing view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close view of Thamserku.
10.00am: Arrive in kyangjuma(3550m) and continue the trek to Sanasa which is major trail junction to Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp.
11.00am: Arrive in Sanasa and continue the gradual uphill trek to Mongla pass (3975 m) where you will have god view of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawoche and Mt. Khumbila. Note: Locals regard Mt. Khumbila as sacred mountain. Continue the trek to Phorse Village. We will have lunch break and after lunch we continue our trek to Dudhkoshi River.
01.00pm: Arrive in Dudh Koshi River(3250m), cross the river and start uphill trek to Phortse Village through rhododendron forest. On the way, you may spot wild lives like deer and Himalayan Thar.
03.00pm: Arrive in Phortse Village. Overnight in Tea House/Guest House in Phortse Village. Note: dinner at the lodge.
Highlights: Magnificent views Thamserku and Dudhkoshi Valley
07.00am: Breakfast at the hotel.
08.00am: Start our downhill trek to Dudh Koshi River bridge through rhododendron flower forest.
08.30am: Arrive in Dudhkoshi Bridge and continue the trek to Dole. Note it is uphill trek.
10.00am: Arrive in Dole and continue the trek to Luza(4360m) via Lhabarma(4330m). Note: On the way you will see Cho Oyu, Kantega and Thamserku.
12.00pm: Arrive in Luza(4360m). You will have lunch here. After lunch continue the Trek to Machhermo.
03.00pm: Arrive in Machhermo. We will stay in lodge at Machhermo. It is the last huge human settlement area on the way up to Gokyo. You can visit Himalayan Rescue Hospital for a lession regarding the altitude sickness, its precaution, and primary treatment. Note: Locals believe that they have spotted Yeti (Snow man) on 1974 at Machhermo.
06.30pm: Dinner at the lodge.
Highlights: Amazing views of Gokyo Lake
07.00am: Breakfast at the hotel.
08.00am: Start the trek to Pangla(4480m). On the way you will see beautiful valley and Mt. Kangtega, Thamserku, and northern part to the Cho-Oyu (8153m). Note: Phangla is the palace where 40 people killed by an avalanche in 1995. We continue our trek to river bank.
11.00am: Arrive in Riverbank, cross the metal river bridge and touch the Gokyo land. Welcome to Gokyo. After some uphill trek you will face First lake of Gokyo (Longpunga Tso) and continue uphill trek through stony steps to Second lake of Gokyo(Taujung Tso).
12.30pm: Arrive in Taujung Tso or Second lake. Note it is blue clear sparkling water lake. We continue stony steps trail trek to Thirld lake of Gokyo(Gokyo Tso 4734m)
01.30pm: Arrive in Thirld Gokyo Lake. Overnight at Local lodge at Gokyo Lake. Note: Lunch and dinner will be at at lodge. Rest and relax. You can make good photographs around Gokyo Lake. Note: optional Trek: You can go up to Gokyo Ri (5360m) or Fifth lake for good sunset view on same day.
Highlights: visiting fifth lake
07.00am: Breakfast at the hotel
08.00am: We start our trek to Fifth lake.
09.00am :Arrive in fourth lake of Gokyo (Thonak Tso 4870m) and continue the trek to fifth lake.
11.00am: Arrive in fifth lake of Gokyo(Ngozumba Tso 4998m). You will see amazing views of North and South slopes of Everest. You will see the trail that extends towards Cho Oyu Base Camp at the fith lake and views of longest Glacier in Nepal called Nogunzpa Glacier. After spending some times by taking some pictures of lake, glacier and Everest, you will return to hotel.
02.00pm: Arrive in Hotel. Lunch and Dinner at the hotel.
Highlights: Summit of Gokyo Ri
05.00am: Start the trek to Gokyo Ri.
07.00am: Arrive at the summit of Gokyo Ri(5357m). You will see the view of Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Cho Oyu 8201m,Mt. Nuptse 7855m, Mt. Pumori 7161m, Mt. Amadablam 6856m, Mt. Thamserku 6723m, Mt. Kantega 6685m, Mt.Kusum Khagaru 6367m,Mt.Kongde 6011m,Mt.Twache peak 6367m, Mt. Cholaste 6335m and little bit of Mt. Makulu . After taking some picture, we trek back to Gokyo lake.
08.30am: Arrive in hotel and have your breakfast.
09.30am: Start your trek to Dole (4200m). Note: all downhill Trek. Trek back from Gokyo Valley is an easy downhill for those who have good physical fitness. Trekkers who don’t have walking habit may have muscle pain during down hill trek. You will walk along the dudh Koshi river that originated from Ngozumpa Glacier. After short time, you will pass Second lake and first lake of Gokyo. You will continue your downhill trek to Phangka, machhermo, Luza and lhafarma and finally reach Dole. On way you will see beautiful views of Cholatse, Taboche Peaks, Thamserku, Cho Oyu and Kangtega etc.
02.00pm: Arrive in Dole(4200m). Stay overnight in Dole.
07.00pm: Dinner at the lodge.
Highlights: Fast downhill trek to Namche
07.00am: Breakfast at the hotel
8.00am: Start the trek to Namche. Probably you will see the perfect view of Cho Oyu range for the last time. Downhill trek to Namche offers you wildflowers, Rhododendrons, wildlife such as mountain goats, musk deers, Pheasants etc, beautiful waterfalls and some harvesting land and close look of Sherpas life style.
09.00am: Arrive in Tenga(3950m) and continu the trek to Phortse Tenga(3680m)and continue the trek to Mongla.
10.00am: Arrive in Mongla. Note: This beautiful village offers you beautiful views of Taboche, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kangtega, and a distant view of Tengboche. We continue our trek to Sanasa where you can see the longest Mani wall in Khumbu. You will meet some trekkers who are coming back from Everest Base Camp. You will continue your trek to Namch(3440m)
12.30pm: Arrive at namche Army Camp hill where you will look back to see Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche for one last time. We continue our trek to Namche Bazar(3440m)
01.30pm: Arrive in Namche. You will have lunch and dinner at in Hotel. You will have hot shower after long and hard trek. Feeling fresh and happy. You can go to explore the Namche Bazar on free time.
06.00pm: Dinner at the hotel
Highlights: Amazing view of Mountains and final day in the mountain.
08.00 am: Start the downhill trek after breakfast to Hilary bridge for 1.50 hrs.
09.30 am: Arrive in Hilari Bride and continue trek to Jorsale(2810m) for 30 minutes
10.00 am: Arrive in Jorsale (2810m) and continue the trek to Monjo(2840m) for 30 minutes
10.30 am: Arrive in Monjo (2840m) and continue the trek to Bengkar(2710m) for 30 minutes.
11.00 am: Arrive in Bengkar (2710m) and continue the trek to Toktok (2760m) for 30 minutes.
11.30 am: Arrive in Toktok (2760m) and continue the trek toPhakding (2610m) for 45 minutes. Lunch at Phakding(2610m).
01.00 pm: Start the trek to Ghat(2590m) for 1 hour.
02.00 pm: Arrive in Ghat (2590m) and continue the trek to Chheplung(2660m) for 30 minutes.
02.30 pm: Arrive in Chheplung (2660m) and continue the trek to Lukla for 1.5 hours.
04.00 pm: Arrive in Lukla (2840m) and check in hotel. Overnight in Lukla.
Highlights: Thrilling mountain flight to Kathmandu and amazing view of mountain and landscape.
05.30 am: Wake up and go to Lukla Airport to take the flight to Kathmandu. We expect to arrive in Kathmandu airport around 8.30am.
09.00 am: Pick up from Kathmandu Airport and drive to hotel.
09.30 am: Arrive in hotel, Check in. Breakfast at Hotel. Free and easy all day.
05.30 pm: Pick up from hotel for dinner. Note: today, we will take you to dine your choice of food. It is your party dinner after successful trek. Enjoy the dinner and drinks.
09.30 Pm: Back to hotel.
Congratulation. Trek ends
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