Gokyo Valley trek
Everest Gokyo Lakes and Valley is a popular trekker's choice destination for Everest region trekking. You can start the trek by either taking a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek for 6 days to Gokyo Valley, or by taking a jeep to Salleri and trek for 9 days to Gokyo Valley. The Gokyo Valley trek offers outstanding views of high mountain peaks along with the Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in Nepali Himalayas. There are seven lakes in the Gokyo Valley. Gokyo Valley is located at 4750 m (15,583 ft above sea level), at the base of Gokyo Ri, which is a small hamlet of a few stone houses and one of the highest settlements in the world. From Gokyo Ri, it is possible to see four 8000-metre peaks: Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu.
Below is our Everest Gokyo Lakesand Valley trek itinerary which is flexible and can be customized based on your requirements. Please contact us for the price and quotation.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu. Our representative will meet and greet you at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to your hotel in a private car. Overnight in hotel.
Day 2: Our guide will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the domestic airport in a private car. We will take a 30 minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2860 meters) then walk from Lukla to Phakding (2610 m) for 3-4 hours. Overnight in guest house (B,L,D).
Day 3: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3420 m) walking 4-5 hours. Namche Bazaar is a charming village as well as the trading center and hub of the Khumbu region. We stop here for essential acclimatization. Overnight in guest house (B,L,D).
Day 4: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Hike to Everest View Hotel and enjoy the amazing view of Mount Everest. Overnight in guest house (B,L,D).
Day 5: Namche Bazaar to Dole (4200 m) walking 4-5 hour. Overnight in guest house (B,L,D).
Day 6: Dole to Machherma (4470 m) walking 4-5 hours. Overnight in guest house (B,L,D)
Day 7: Acclimatization day in Machherma. Explore around Machherma. Overnight in guest house (B,L,D)
Day 8: Machherma to Gokyo (4790 m) walking 5-6 hours. Overnight in guest house (B,L,D)
Day 9: Gokyo rest day – hike to Gokyo Ri and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view of the Everest mountain range and Ngozumpa Glacier, walking 3-4 hours. Overnight in guest house (B,L,D)
Day 10: Gokyo to Dole (4200 m) walking 4-5 hours. Overnight in guest house (B,L,D)
Day 11: Dole to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) walking 4-5 hours. Overnight in guest house (B,L,D)
Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2860 m) walking 5-6 hours. The trek concludes in Lukla. Overnight in guest house (B,L,D). If required, we can make an overnight stop in Phakding and continue on to Lukla the next day.
Day 13: Early morning, we take a 30 minute flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu. You will then be transferred from the airport to your hotel in a private car (B).
Day 14: Final day of the trip. We bid you farewell as our representative transfers you from your hotel to Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure from the beautiful Himalayan country. We hope to welcome you back soon for your next adventure in Nepal (B).