Gokyo Valley trek

Trip Overview

Khumbu region is most popular trekking area in Nepal. This region is justifiably famous, not only for its proximity to the world’s highest mountain Everest (8848m), but also for  its Sherpa villages and monasteries. Once you reach at the Gokyo Peak, you can explore the magnificient views of  Cho Oyu, Lhotse and many more including Mt. Everest.

Outline Itinerary

Day  01  Kathmandu to Lukla to Monjo  (2835m)

Day  02  Monjo to Namche Bazaar (3446m)

Day  03  Namche Bazaar  –  A rest day for acclimatization

Day  04  Namche to Phortse Thanga (3680m, 3 hours)

Day  05  Phortse Thanga to Dole (4110m, 2 hours)

Day  06  Dole to Machhermo (4470m, 3 hours)

Day  07  Machhermo to Gokyo (4790m, 4 hours)

Day  08  Gokyo Exploration

Day  09  Gokyo to Phortse (3810m, 7 hours)

Day  10  Phortse to Namche (3440m, 5 hours)

Day  11  Namche to Lukla (2800m, 7 hours)

Day  12 Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel


Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Day  01  Kathmandu to Lukla to Monjo (2835 m) –  5 hours

    Wake up early in the  morning, breakfast at hotel and drive to domestic airport and fly to Lukla (2815 m), trek from Monjo (2835 m). The trial takes you through Dudh (milk) Koshi river and pine forest. We pass small groups of donkeys and yaks carrying trading goods and trek gear along the trial. The allure of the mountain is hard to resist, but we must be patient, as it is very important  to acclimatize slowly and thereby fully appreciate our time at high altitude. It is the journey of first step so that needs to go slowly. Overnight at tea house

    Day  02  Monjo to Namche Bazaar (3446 m)  –  The trial climbs up the Dudh Koshi Canyon, crossing from side to side passing the villages of Benkar and Chomou and through forests of blue pine, fir and juniper. Between 3600 m and 4200 m birch and rhododendron predominate. Solid villages with dry stone walls of the type and the lake district can be seen running down from the high meadows. After registering the name of tourist at Jorsale, the trial undulates along the valley up to the confluence of Bhotekoshi and Dudh Koshi. This part of the trial is virtually sunless and notoriously cold and windy, the wind funneling down the gorges of both rivers. From this point, you begin the final step to Namche Bazaar.Along the trial, you can explore the Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse  and Mt. Lhotse etc.Overnight rest at Namche bazaar.

    Day  03  Namche Bazaar  –  A rest day for acclimatization, which is situated in a sheltered horseshoe shaped basin high above the Bhote Koshi Gorge.Terraced houses cling to the hillside.It is as developed town where banking facilities also available.

    Day  04  Namche to Phortse Thanga (3680 m, 3 hours) – Climb the hill to Khumjung and descend to the east of the village down the broad valley leading to the Dudh Koshi. The route then turns north goes steeply up offers spectacular views.

    Day  05  Phortse Thanga to Dole (4110 m, 2 hours) – A short hiking for acclimatisation to the altitude. The trail climbs steeply out of the valley through rhododendron forests which give  way to fragrant stands of juniper and large conifers as the elevation increases. At the time of rhododendron blooming ( in spring) then area seems beautiful. The route passes a herders’ hut at Tongba (3950m) then arrive gently to Dole.

    Day  06  Dole to Machhermo (4470 m, 3 hours) – The trial goes steeply through juniper forest to Luza (4360 m). The trial then climbs along the side of the valley, high above the river, crossing sandy spurs to Machhermo.

    Day  07  Machhermo to Gokyo (4790 m, 4 hours) –  Beyond Machhermo the trial climbs a ridge for an excellent view both down the valley to Kantega and upwards Cho Oyu. The path slowly goes up and arrive at Panka then further climb to a large cave area known as Nilibuk. After having a lunch, the trial climbs steeply  along a narrow crafted staitcase trial.

    Day  08  Gokyo Exploration – The views around Gokyo are tremendous. To see best view, climb Gokyo Ri,small peak above the lake. Two hour climbing leads you to the peak for trenmedous views of Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse and Tawachee.

    Day  09  Gokyo to Phortse (3810 m, 7 hours) – The route to Phortse retraces the upward journey Pangka, then turns east and climb accros the terminal morain of the Ngozumpa glacier to Na (4400m), the only year around settlement of the valley. The descent from the Na along the eastern side of the Dudh Koshi Valley is straight forward at Thare and the the trial then makes some ups and downs to Phortse.

    Day  10  Phortse to Namche (3440m, 5 hours) –  A slippery trail desends  to Phortse thanga and rejoins the original trail from Khumjung. Through the same trial while you ascend down to Namche.

    Day  11  Namche to Lukla (2800 m, 7 hours) – The last day of walking descends down nearly 5-7 hours to reach at Lukla.

    Day  12 Morning flight to Kathmandu & transfer to hotel


1. Service Includes
  • Arrival Pick up at airport
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu Flight
  • Accommodation during the trek at Teahouse/Lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trek
  • English Spoken Guide
  • Everest Conservation Pass
  • Village Municipality Entry Pass
  • Tourism Information Management System (TIMS)
  • Expenses and Insurance for Guide
  • Domestic Transfer
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Airport departure transfer
  • Two nights accommodation at Tourist standard hotel with breakfast
2. Service Excludes
  • Personal Expenses
  • Beverages and Bar bills
  • Insurance coverage
  • Medical expenses
  • Rescue in case of emergency
  • Meals during the stay in Kathmandu

Date & Availability

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Trip Overview

  • Max Altitute: 5543 m
  • Trip Duration: 12 Days
  • Trip Region: Everest Region
  • Trip Start From: Lukla
  • Trip End In: Lukla
  • DailyWalking Hour: 5-6 Hours
  • Max Altitude: 5543 m
  • Trip Route: Lukla - Namche - Machhermo - Gokyo Ri
  • Permit: Conservation, VMEP and TIMS
  • Trip Season: October to December and February to May
  • Activity Level: Strenuous Trek
  • Group Size: 1-10
  • Trip Budget: USD 1100

What To Expect

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