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Gokyo Trek (14 Days)

Gokyo Trek

Gokyo Trek is one of the traditional and most popular treks in Nepal, located in the heart of Everest region.  This traditional trek around Gokyo Valley offers magnificent views to the highest mountain peaks raising upon turquoise mountain lakes and to Ngozumpa the largest glacier in Nepal side of Himalayas.

Beginning of this trek is same as trek to Everest base camp. Beginning of trek goes through pine forest to the alpine like Namche bazaar. Trek to Gokyo village goes along rivers coming from melting waters of Ngzumpa glacier.

This trek offers, beautiful mountain views, and panoramic view to four Himalaya peeks above 8000 meters   such as Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu, which are clearly visible from Gokyo Ri above Gokyo Lake. One of the most remarkable features is the view of the tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung located in Khumbu region.

Day 01: Kathmandu: (1300m)
Day 02: Kathmandu Sight seeping
Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla. Trek to Phakdhing (610m)
Day 04: Phakdhing to Namche Bazaar (3450m)
Day 05: Namche Bazaar (3450m) rest day
Day 06: Namche to Dole (4040m)
Day 07: Dole to Machharmo (4420m)
Day 08: Machharmo to Gokyo (4790m)
Day 09: Gokyo (4790m) rest / explore around Gokyo
Day 10: Gokyo to Gokyo Ri and Trek back to Machhermo (4410m)
Day 11: Machhermo to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 12: Namche to Phakding (2600 m)
Day 13: Phakding to Lukla (2800 m)
Day 14: Kathmandu
Day 15: Departure
Trip Outline
  • Trekking days - 10
  • Total days - 14
  • Min. Altitude - (2800m./9186ft.)
  • Max. Altitude - (5460m./17913ft.)
  • Overal walking - 5 hrs P/D
  • Trip Nature - Trekking & Hiking
  • Difficulty - Medium
  • Min. group size - 0
  • Age Limit -
  • Best Time - February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November, December
Cost includes:
  • Pick up and drop from international airport.
  • Kathmandu accommodation (4 nights tourist standard deluxe hotel with Breakfast)
  • All land transfer as per given itinerary
  • Sightseeing tour with experience local guide
  • Sagarmatha National Park Conservation entry permit fees
  • Trekking Permit (Trekking Information Management System)
  • Tea house (twin sharing basis room)
  • Meals (3 meals / B.L.D) while on the trek
  • Experienced English speaking guide / leader, necessary experience local helpers
  • All program according to itineraries on full board
  • Wages, food, accommodation, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staffs
Cost does not include:
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency
  • Personal expenses
  • All bar bill
  • Expenses of personal nature i.e. soft/hard drinks, tips etc
Long Itinerary
Day 01    Kathmandu(1300m)
Arrival Kathmandu. Pick up then Transfer to hotel and handle check in. Short briefing that afternoon followed by orientation walk.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
around Kathmandu valley: The holy place of Pashupatinath temple, Shoyambhunath temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Kathmandu Darbar Square), arrange the necessary permit for Trekking and Climbing. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla-Phakdhing (610m)
Early morning fly to Lukla and walk to Phakding. It will be good flight views with about 200 km panoramic views of eastern Himalayas. After flight walk along the Sherpa villages green vegetations and high cultivations. (B.L.D)

Days 04: Phakdhing to Namche Bazaar (3450m)
Crossing several bridges on Dudkosi river via Jorsalle and climb up to Namche Bazaar steep up with Everest views along the climb through the Pines forest and alpine flowers and arrived a touristy town Namche bazaar. It has Bakeries, Email service, Money exchange, equipment shops, Foods shops, SPCC office and Museum at Chrokang gives you good time. Overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar (3450m) rest day
Acclimatization day. This day can use for rest or explore round like to Khumjung, Thomo, or Khunde village above Namche bazaar and back to Namche over night at lodge.

Day 06: Namche to Dole (4040m)
Little climb after Namche and walking gradual along side and views with High mountains and after Sanasa climb to Mong La 4010m after down to Phortse Tenga. It is beautiful walk through the Pine and Birch trees may encounter with Musk dear on the way up to Dole above tree line.

Day 07:    Dole to Machharmo (4420m)
Walking along the Alpine meadow with Yaks and alpine High land Birds and flowers with Cho Oyu (8153m) views in the North. This is short walk but altitude wise it is necessary stop at Machharmo. Overnight at lodge.

Day 08:    Machharmo to Gokyo (4790m)
Walk north in to Dhudkosi valley via Fanga. After passing Waterfalls water from Gokyo lakes encounter with first lake, Second lake than third lake Gokyo with surrounded mountains over night at lodge.

Day 09:    Gokyo (4790m), explore around Gokyo
This is the day for explore round the areas. Wake up early morning to hike up Gokyo ri (5483m) for 360 views including Everest and Makalu. Late morning back to Gokyo and explore for fifth lake and Nagjumba Glacier than back to Gokyo. Overnight at teahouse lodge.

Day 10:    Gokyo to Gokyo Ri - Machhermo (4410m)
Walking about 6 hours. This is the day for explore round the areas. Wake up early morning to hike up Gokyo ri (5483m) for 360 views including Everest and Makalu. Late morning back to Gokyo and trek down to Machhermo. Overnight at Tea house lodge.

Day 11:    Machhermo to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Walking about 6 hours. After breakfast we descend down to the Phortse Thengnak through the beautiful Gokyo Valley, now we have to climb about 1 hour to the Mong-La, where we can see spectacular views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku and other mountains and easy walk to Namche Bazaar.. Overnight at teahouse lodge

Day 12:    Namche to Phakding (2600 m) now trek back to Phakding. Overnight at tea house lodge.

Day 13:    Phakding to Lukla (2800 m), about 3 hours walk will finishied our great journey to the highest mountain. Overnight at teahouse lodge.

Day 18:    Kathmandu
Fly back to Kathmandu. Free day for shopping. Overnight at hotel.

Day 14:     Departure
Transfer to airport for final departure to onward destination.
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