Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m)
Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2,804 m) and then trek to Phakding (2610 m)
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m)
Day 04: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day
Day 05: Trek to Phorste Thanga (3,680 m)
Day 06: Trek to Machherma (4,470 m)
Day 07: Trek to Gokyo (4,790 m)
Day 08: Trek to Gokyo Ri (5,483 m)
Day 09: Trek to Dole (4,200 m)
Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) via Khumjung village (3,780 m/12,401 ft)
Day 11: Trek to Lukla (2,804 m)
Day 12: Return to Kathmandu
Day 13: Final Departure
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, one of our official representatives will pick you up from the Tribhuvan International Airport. Then we will direct you to the hotel via our private tourist vehicle.
We will take an early morning flight to the Lukla airport commonly known as Tenzing Hillary airport. It is a spectacular flight with flabbergasting views of the world’s highest peaks. Upon landing at the Lukla airport, we will enjoy our breakfast and begin to trek for around 3 hours to reach Phakding village. We will spend the night here at a guesthouse.
On the third day of the trip, we continue our trek across the banks of the Dudh Koshi river. Passing the pristine river over high-suspension bridges covered with prayer flags. Upon entering the Sagarmatha National Park, the trail steepens along offering breathtaking views. Namche bazaar termed the gateway to Everest has a lot to offer, from quality restaurants with wifi to hotels, restaurants, lodges, and money exchange services. It is also the biggest town in the entire Everest region.
Day 4 is dedicated to acclimatization. We spend this day acclimatizing and adjusting to the surrounding at high elevations. We can spend this day doing a lot of activities like; hiking to the Syangboche Airport near the Everest view hotel. This viewpoint offers spectacular views of the majestic Himalayas along with the glorious sunrise and sunset over the panorama of Khumbu peaks. We can also do a short trek to a museum that is renowned for its exhibits of the traditional customs of the local Sherpa people.
We head towards Phortse Thanga and the trail leading here is steep and covered with lush rhododendron forest, juniper, and huge conifers. This trekking trail becomes magical during spring. This trail passes through summer settlements and Yak Kharkas. You get a chance to witness the mesmerizing views of Khumbi La and Tawache throughout the day.
On day 6, we will climb the ridge to witness the spectacular views both to Kengtega, down the valley, or upwards towards Cho Oyu, and then finally descend to a river and elevate steeply to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier. We will eventually reach Machherma by early noon.
On day 7, we reach our main destination i.e Gokyo (4,790m). This camp will be our base for 2 nights as we will enjoy a couple of sightseeing and hiking around Gokyo.
Early in the morning, we have a steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri at an elevation of 5,483m. There are ample rewards for those who attempt this trip – you get stunning views of the super Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa glacier, and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, including the giants Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and Gychung Kang.
Following this trail, we descend towards Dole. We wake up to the fresh mountain air at Namche and continue our trek to Dole (4190m). This is a relatively easier trail, passing numerous valleys and crossing lush rhododendron, coniferous, and juniper forests. Spring is an ideal season for trekking in Nepal. You will also witness the local Sherpas with their herds of yak grazing and green slopes. Then we reach Dole and spend the night at a guest house there. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.
We continue the journey further to a classic Sherpa village at Khumjung. Then, we descend back to Namche Bazaar leaving the majestic mountains behind.
On day 11, we return back to Lukla where we started the trek in the first place. We will enjoy some spare time by reflecting on our mesmerizing trip and celebrating the successful trek. We can also take this time to explore Lukla.
We will take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. This is a perfect opportunity to sit back, relax and reminisce back at our journey. Our guides will readily help you with sightseeing and shopping. You will enjoy the farewell dinner and spend the night in Kathmandu.
We conclude our trip on day 13. Our official representative will drop you at the Tribhuwan International Airport, 3 hours prior to your flight back home.
The Gokyo valley trek is a distinct trek as it includes the world’s largest glacier, Ngogzumpa. The presence of the pristine lakes and astounding peaks including; Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Everest, and so on make this trip truly mesmerizing and unique. You get to witness the prominent views of the splendid ice ridge located between Gyachung and Cho Oyu, lying in the Khumbu region. This is a perfect trek if you are looking for a less crowded, peaceful trekking trail that includes the spectacular beauty of the Himalayas.
The Gokyo valley trek is everything you wish to see on a Himalayan trail. The journey to the Gokyo trek starts with a 35 minutes spectacular flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. You get to witness the bird’s eye view of astounding landscapes and the splendid Himalayas. If you travel to the Gokyo lakes during spring then you get to witness the lush rhododendron blooms, and pine and conifers forests as well. Basically, it is everything you wish to see on a Himalayan trail and more.
Book this Trip for $308.75 USD Advance