Gokyo Valley is considered a traditional trek, that offers magnificent views of the mountain peaks and the Ngozumpa Glacier – the largest in the Nepal Himalayas. The image of this region is associated with the soaring views of the most popular mountains in Nepal, at an altitude of 8000m such as Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu which are clearly visible from Gokyo Ri above Gokyo Lake. One of the most remarkable features is the view of the tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung (2922m) located in Khumbu region.
After a thirty five minute flight from Kathmandu, landing at Lukla’s tiny airstrip, the adventure really begins. We spend the next few days trekking and interacting among the mountain people also known as Sherpa’s we stay at local lodges and trek into the heartland of their villages. Everything is organized in conjunction with local Sherpa guides. Along the trek we will pass Buddhist monasteries with the views of Everest and other snow towering mountains getting closer by the day. We will have rest days in the villages of Namche bazaar, this will allow us to explore the region and to acclimatize, which is very important. After trekking to Gokyo Ri (5483 meters), we will return at a leisurely pace, back to Namche and Lukla for our flight back to Kathmandu.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Pre-Trip meeting and preparation day / sightseeing on demand.
Day 03: Flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Trek to Phadking (2700m) 2.30hrs.
Day 04: Phadking to Namche Bazaar (3420m) 5hrs.
Day 05: Acclimatization in Namche (3420).
Day 06: Namche to Phortse Thanga (3500m) 5hrs.
Day 07: Phortse Thanga to Dole (4200m) 5hrs.
Day 08: Dole to Machhermo (4410m) 4;30hrs
Day 09: Machhermo to Gokyo (4750m) 5hrs.
Day 10: Acclimatization day in Gokyo
Day 11: Gokyo to Phortse 5hrs.
Day 12: Phortse to Namche Bazaar (5hrs.)
Day 13: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (5:30hrs.)
Day 14: Lukla to Kathmandu flight.
Day 15: Free day / this extra day is very important in-case of bad weather.
Day 16: Transfer to Airport for departure.
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