Gokyo Valley Trek

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Gokyo Valley trek offers you off the beaten trails, experiences through glacial moraine trail, glacial valleys, steep ascent of Cho La Pass, and the sense of important accomplishment as you reach at the Gokyo Ri. Most of the days you will be walking in the Khumbu region, through sparse settlements of Sherpa people, some of which are very remote, as you will find. As the yellowish-red rays pour onto the Everest, radiating the horizon, a suffocating sense of affection erupts your heart; reminisce of which will last for your lifetime! At Gokyo, you can visit the Gokyo Peak, Gokyo lakes, and enjoy the views of Mt. Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, and the Everest.

Experience the variation of culture, climatic change in very short geographical diversity, the small Himalayan children with cheerful smiles, the breathtaking beauty of nature, the challenges of the trail, through forests and moraines, ascending and descending the gentle and demanding peaks of Khumbu region. The trek isn't much difficult, if your body can enduring long hours of walking every day, and have no ankle and knee problem, you can complete this trek without much obstacles. All you have to do is allocate sufficient time for acclimatization and stay hydrated and healthy.

Itineary
Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 2 : Flight to Lukla/ Trek to Phakding
Day 3 : Trek to Namche Bazar
Day 4 : At Namche Bazar
Day 5 : Trek to Phortse Tanga
Day 6 : Trek to Machhermo
Day 7 : Trek to Gokyo
Day 8 : At Gokyo
Day 9 : Trek to Dole
Day 10 : Trek to Namche Bazar
Day 11 : Trek to Lukla
Day 12 : Flight to Kathmandu
Day 13 : At Kathmandu
Day 14 : Departure
 
Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu
As you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, we shall be there waiting to receive you. You will then be taken to your hotel. You can do shopping for the trek starting from the next day. After we discuss about our trek, we shall be enjoying Nepalese dishes in the Welcome Dinner. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

Altitude: 1,350 m

Day 2 : Flight to Lukla/ Trek to Phakding
After breakfast, you have a 30 minutes flight to Lukla. You will meet with your local guide and porter there. Then you shall trek towards Phakding. Passing Chablung, Tharo Koshi River, Ghat, you shall cross ridge with Mani Stones. From here, you will climb uphill to reach Phakding. Stay overnight at Phakding.

Altitude : Lukla: 2,800 m; Phakding : 2,652 m

Day 3 :Trek to Namche Bazar
Ascending steep ridge you will reach Benkar. Through forest of magnolia, firs, and rhododendron, alongside the Dudh Koshi River, the trail leads you to Kyashar Khola. You will cross the river to reach the Monjo Village. Entering into the Everest National Park, you shall descend all the way to Jorsale. Crossing some rivers, you shall ascend to reach Namche Bazar. Overnight at Namche Bazar.
 
Altitude: Namche Bazar: 3,440 m

Day 4 : At Namche Bazar
You will spend this day for acclimatization and hiking to nearby villages, such as, Khumjung and Khunde. You may pay visit to Sherpa museum, Tourist Visitor Center, monastery, and can also climb Syangboche. As you hike around, you will get opportunity to get familiarize with Himalayan fauna and flora. Overnight at Namche Bazar.
 
Altitude : Namche Bazar: 3,440 m

Day 5 : Trek to Phortse Tanga
This is another day of ascending and descending. Descending down to Kyanjuma, passing Sansa, Mong, further descending to Dudh Koshi River, you will ascend through the forest full with rhododendron to reach Phortse Tanga. Throughout this trek you will devour glipses of Mt. Ama Dablam, Tawoche, Thamserku, and Khumbila. Overnight at Phortse Tanga.
 
Altitude: Phortse Tanga: 3,810 m

Day 6 : Trek to Machhermo
Today's trek offers you an opportunity to view Himalayan wildlife such as musk deer, mountain goats, and pheasants, from very close. Passing through waterfalls, several bridges, and forests, you shall reach Dole. You will ascend through Luza Village and other villages, all the way to Machhermo. Stay overnight at Machhermo.
Altitude : Machhermo: 4,800 m

Day 7 : Trek to Gokyo
After breakfast in the morning, you shall ascend uphill, through ridge and Chorten, you shall reach Phangga. You will ascend the moraine of Ngozamba Glacier, after descending to the river. Passing through Longpongo, Raboche Tsho, and Dudh Pokhari, you shall reach to Gokyo. In the first lake, you will see the footprints of Lama. Stay overnight at Gokyo.
Altitude : Gokyo: 4,800 m

Day 8 : At Gokyo
You shall ascend to Gokyo Ri, provided the weather isn't bad. You will also visit the fourth lake in the Gokyo with mountains overlooking it and high cliffs. You will also visit the fifth lake. From a nearby village, you will get an opportunity to view Mt. Gyachung Kang, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, and the Everest. In addition to that, you will spend this day for acclimatization. Stay overnight at Gokyo. 
Altitude : Gokyo: 4,800 m

Day 9 : Trek to Dole
Passing through the first Gokyo lake, after descending from Gokyo, you will have to ascend uphill. You will get opportunity to view of Mt. Thamserku, Kangtega, and Cho Oyu, as you reach at the edge of the Chorten. Walking past Machhermo, Luza and Lhamfarma Villages you will reach to Dole. Stay overnight at Dole.
Altitude : Dole: 4,110 m

Day 10 : Trek to Namche Bazar
After breakfast in the morning, you will make steep descending to Phortse Thanga. Through Mong, passing the junction from Sansa, you will reach all the way to Namche Bazar. Throughout the trek, you will witness wildflowers, rhododendron, and waterfalls, Mt. Taboche, Ama Dablam, Kangtega and Thamserku. Overnight at Namche Bazar.
Altitude : Namche Bazar: 3,440 m

Day 11 : Trek to Lukla
You shall trek over leveled route, after descending rocky trail and crossing some suspension bridges. You will follow the same trail we made in our start trek backwards. Trek back to Lukla is about of 5 hours. We shall enjoy the success of our trek at Lukla. Overnight at Lukla.
Altitude : Lukla: 2,800 m

Day 12 : Flight to Kathmandu
It takes about 30 minutes to reach Kathmandu from Lukla. After you arrive, you will be taken to your hotel. You might want to rest for some hours; after all, your body needs proper rest it deserves. Stay overnight at Kathmandu:
Altitude : Kathmandu: 1,320 m

Day 13 : At Kathmandu
You can visit popular destinations at Kathmandu such as Pashupatinath, Boudhhanath, Swoyambhunath, Basantapur Durbar Square, etc. You can also do some shopping for your journey back to your country. We shall sit together at the Farewell Dinner in the evening. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Altitude : Kathmandu: 1,320 m

Day 14 : Departure
Our representative shall drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport within enough time before your flight back to your country. We shall bade our goodbyes. Have a safe journey back to your destination.

Trip Facts

Duration: 14 days
Seasons : March - May & Sept - Dec
Type: Moderate
Maximum height : 5360 M.
No. of Pax : Min. 1 Pax

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