Gokyo Valley trek
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.
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
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
- 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
- Personal Expenses
- Beverages and Bar bills
- Insurance coverage
- Medical expenses
- Rescue in case of emergency
- Meals during the stay in Kathmandu
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- 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
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