Gokyo Valley Trek Itinerary

Gokyo valley is the home to the highest freshwater lake system in the world in Khumbu region (Everest region of Nepal.). Gokyo Valley trek is a must see place for anyone looking for adventure then Gokyo Valley Trek is something you would not like to miss.

  • Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan international airport in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
    Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. You will be greeted by our Trekking Plus representative who will then transfer you to your hotel. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) and trek to Phakding (2610m).3-4 Hours.
    Take an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The landscape changes from green hills to snow-capped mountains as you enjoy the aerial view of your 45-minute flight. Upon landing in Lukla, the trek starts as you head towards Phakding. You will only walk a short distance today for acclimatization purpose. Passing through many Sherpa villages and enjoying the fresh air of the Himalayas, you arrive in Phakding. Overnight in Phakding.
  • Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) 6-7 Hours
    We start our second day in mountain after breakfast. Today you will reach the commercial hub of Khumbu, Namche Bazaar, which is also known as the gateway to Everest. The trail walks mostly alongside Dudh Koshi River and goes through rhododendron and magnolia forest leading to the checkpoint of Sagarmatha National Park at Mojo. Then, crossing Dudh Koshi River several times on suspension bridges, you arrive in the Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar. Enjoy the panorama of Everest (8848m) and other mountains. Overnight in Namche.
  • Day 04: Rest day in Namche Bazar for acclimatization.
    Today is a rest day in Namche for acclimatization purpose. However, you can hike up to Hotel Everest View (3962m), the highest operating hotel, for a stunning panorama of Mt. Everest (8848m) along with other peaks of Khumbu. Later, you can explore the market of Namche and visit the Sherpa Museum to get to understand the culture and life of the Sherpa in the Himalayas. Overnight in Namche.
  • Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazar to Dhole (4040m) 5-6 Hours.
    After breakfast at hotel, we off to Namche, you follow the trails of Dudh Koshi River upstream and ascent on a trail filed with Mani walls and prayer flags. The peaks of Everest (8848m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Lhotse (8414m), Taboche (6367m), and so on can be seen glimmering on the skyline. You reach Dhole after passing through several Sherpa villages and small monasteries. Overnight in Dhole.
  • Day 06: Trek from Dhole to Machhermo (4150m) 5-6 Hours
    The trail from Dhole to Machhermo features a continuous view of the snowy peaks like Taboche (6367m), Cholatse (6335m), Cho Oyu (8188m), Everest (8848m), and so on. You make gradual ascend alongside Dudh Koshi River and pass the settlements of Kele and Luza before arriving in Machhermo. Overnight in Machhermo.
  • Day 07: Machhermo - Gokyo (4750m) 4-5 Hours
    Today is the day you reach your ultimate destination, Gokyo Valley. As you ascend on the banks of Dudh Koshi River with the views of the Khumbu Himalayas, you pass a few monasteries and chortens before arriving at the first Gokyo Lake. Then, walking on the moraines of Ngozumpa Glacier, you arrive at the second lake, and finally at the third lake, behind which the ancient Sherpa village of Gokyo resides. Overnight in Gokyo.
  • Day 08: Excursion Day in Gokyo, day hike to Gokyo Peak (5483m).
    You will spend the whole day exploring the Gokyo vicinity. You can either just stroll around the village or hike up to Gokyo Ri (5360m) for a mind-blowing vista of Cho Oyu (8188m), Everest (8848m), and the Mahalangur Himalayan Range. You will also be able to see the whole Gokyo Valley and the Gokyo lakes along with Ngozumpa Glacier from the top of Gokyo Ri (5360m). Hike back to Gokyo village and listen to the stories of the locals. Overnight in Gokyo.
  • Day 09: Trek back from Gokyo -Dhole (4040m) 6-7 Hours
    We leave from the pristine valley of Gokyo today. You leave the third, second, and first Gokyo Lakes respectively and walk past the settlements of Phanga, Machhermo, Luza, and Kele to arrive in Dhole. Throughout the trek, you will be accompanied by the views of Cholatse (6335m) and Taboche (6367m). Overnight in Dhole.
  • Day 10: Trek from Dhole to Namche Bazaar (3440m.) 5-6 Hours
    We head back to the vibrant town of Namche Bazaar. You trek downhill to Sanasa via Phortse Thanga and Mong to join the bustling Everest Base Camp trail. You then descend through the alpine forest and past small monasteries to reach Namche Bazaar. Feel free to explore the pubs and eateries in Namche. Overnight in Namche.
  • Day 11: Trek back from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m.) 7-8 Hours
    We descend from Namche Bazaar to Lukla following the trails of Dudh Koshi River. As you trek through the rhododendron forest, you will pass many Sherpa villages, age-old monasteries, painted Mani walls, and prayer wheels before you arrive in Lukla. Later, you can explore the small town of Lukla and also interact with the locals. Overnight in Lukla.
  • Day 12: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu which takes 40 minutes.
    You will fly over the mountains one more time as you board your early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. You can spend your leisure time either exploring the vibrant markets of Kathmandu or just resting in your hotel room. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Day 13: Final departure or join other tour / treks
    After Breakfast, free time around before we transfer to the airport for final departure.

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