The Gokyo Valley Trek offers unrivaled views of Mt. Everest as well as its neighboring peaks, glaciers and glacial lakes. At the highest viewpoint at Gokyo Ri (5340m), we get sunrise views of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,481m), Cho Oyu (8,201m) and others. The Ngozumba glacier that can be seen is the longest glacier in Nepal.
The trek also allows us to enjoy the Tibetan-influenced Buddhist culture of the Sherpa people as we stay in their traditional villages.After a short, scenic flight from Kathmandu, the trek begins from the airport town of Lukla. The next day we reach Namche Bazaar, a bustling market town that is the Sherpa capital, where we spend a full day and extra night for acclimitization.Several days later, we reach the high Goyko valley, which is the base for our best Everest mountain, lake, and glacier views.
This trek can be extended by combining it with Everest Base Camp, or even further by adding various mountain passes. See our full list of Everest Region trekking options.For all treks involving the Everest region, we recommend that you add an extra day or two into your schedule to account for common flight delays and cancellations out of Lukla Airport, which can occur even for cloud cover.
To organize the Gokyo Valley Trek, or other treks in the Everest region, feel free to contact us.
Day 01:Kathmandu arrival (1350m)
Day 02:City tour or free day to explore and shop on your own.
Day 03:Fly to Lukla (2,869m) and trek to Phakding (2,652m).
Day 04:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m).
Day 05:Namche Bazaar, Rest and Acclimatization (3,440m).
Day 06:Namche Bazaar to Phortse Tenga (3,640m).
Day 07:Phortse Tenga to Machhermo (4,410m).
Day 08:Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4,750m).
Day 09:Hike to Gokyo Ri (5,350m), return to Goyko Lake.
Day 10:Gokyo to Dole(4,410m).
Day 11:Dole to Jorsale (2,740m).
Day 12:Jorsale to Lukla (2,869m).
Day 13:Fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 01Kathmandu arrival (1350m)Namaste and welcome to Nepal! We meet you on arrival and transport you to your hotel. Bed and breakfast plan (BB).
Day 02City tour or free day to explore and shop on your own.The tour includes the Kathmandu valley, Pashupatinath temple, Kathmandup Durbar Square and Boudhanath. We offer an expert tour guide for this day excursion. BB.
Day 03Fly to Lukla (2,869m) and trek to Phakding (2,652m).After an early breakfast, we take you to the domestic airport for the short, scenic flight to Lukla. We begin the trek above the Dudh Koshi River and walk to Phakding. Breakfast, lunch and dinner (BLD) included.
Day 04Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m). We begin our steep uphill walk after check-in at the Sagarmatha National Park counter. As we approach Namche Bazaar, we can see the stunning Himalayas, including Mt. Everest. Namche Bazaar, a bustling market town, is considered the Sherpa capital. BLD.
Day 05Namche Bazaar, Rest and Acclimatization (3,440m).During our acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar, we take short trips to explore the shrines, markets and natural surroundings. We can opt to walk around villages such as Khunde, Khumjung and others, experiencing the colorful monasteries and Chhortens. BLD
Day 06Namche Bazaar to Phortse Tenga (3,640m).We start our walk on a gentle trail, cross a stream and enjoy forest and mountain views. BLD
Day 07Phortse Tenga to Machhermo (4,410m). As we draw nearer to the high mountains, our pace slows as the elevation passes 4,000 meters. Reaching Machhermo, we enjoy the panoramic surroundings, bordered by the snow-covered peaks. BLD
Day 08Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4,750m). It's a spectacular day for us. With excellent views of Kangtega and Cho-Oyu (8,201m), along with some of the hidden valleys, we walk further from Machhermo to Gokyo Lake/Gokyo valley. The trek passes through Pangka and descends to the river bank. Before reaching the Gokyo valley, we pass through Longpongo and Taujung. BLD
Day 09Hike to Gokyo Ri (5,350m), return to Goyko Lake. We get up early for the short climb of Goyko Ri and the wonderful sunrise views of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,481m), Cho Oyu (8,201m) and others. The Ngozumba glacier that can be seen is the longest glacier in Nepal. After this amazing excursion, we return to Gokyo Lake. BLD
Day 10Gokyo to Dole(4,410m). Today we begin our descent by the same route that we climbed, enjoying the beautiful snowy mountain views from a different vantage point. BLD.
Day 11Dole to Jorsale (2,740m). Our descent continues as we go by Namche Bazaar to Jorsale, the entrance and exit of the Sagarmatha National Park. BLD
Day 12Jorsale to Lukla (2,869m).This is the last day of our trek and we celebrate our adventure in the airport town of Lukla, where we began the trek. BLD.
Day 13Fly back to Kathmandu.Early in the morning, we go to the airport to fly back to Kathmandu. From the Kathmandu airport, we transfer you to your hotel, where you will no doubt enjoy a long hot shower! We invite you to a farewell dinner to celebrate your successful trek. BB
Day 14Departure. After a memorable experience, we take you to the airport for your flight home. Thank you for your journey with us!
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