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Gokyo Trekking is another most famous trekking destination in the Everest Region, for the mountains lovers and adventures seekers. The trekkers, who are eager to explore wide range of mountains scenery and to be closed . .
Country: Nepal
City: Lukla
Duration: 13 Day(s) - 12 Night(s)
Tour Category: Trekking
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Gokyo Trekking is another most famous trekking destination in the Everest Region, for the mountains lovers and adventures seekers. The trekkers, who are eager to explore wide range of mountains scenery and to be closed with nature beauties must visit Gokyo Treks or Gokyo Everest Trek.

This trekking starts from Lukla after 35 minute mountain flight from Kathmandu, the trail following Dudh Koshi river valley towards Namche bazaar, where every Saturday bunch of people are busy buying goods. Near Khumjung village the busy trail break of towards the sleepy village of Phortse Tenga and finally reaching to our ultimate destination at Gokyo. The tiny settlement of Gokyo (4,750m) lies on the banks of the third lake in a series of small turquoise mountain lakes. Ascending on Gokyo Peak (5,360m), spectacular mountains view, the largest glacier of Nepal “Naozumpa” and over 8000m peaks (Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu) are visible at once. The view of the tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang (7922m) is most attractions in Gokyo Lake Trekking. During the visit Gokyo Ri, can explore beautiful fifth lakes and have only one chance of foot to head scenery of “Mt. Everest’. Again passing through Sherpa villages will also give you another chance to capture Namache Bazaar, lifestyles of high altitude dwellers on your way down to Lukla where a flight back to Katmandu awaits you.

Perhaps, the Gokyo Valley is the most spectacular trekking route in the Khumbu region and while the Everest Gokyo Trekking trail to the Everest Base Camp gets close to the world's highest mountains, there are those who suggest the view from Gokyo Peak offers the best panoramic view in the whole trip. The trail to Gokyo Everest Trekking has a network of small lodges which have recently seen big improvements in food and accommodation facilities.


Activities: Trekking, Scenic Everest flight,

Difficulty: Moderate

Max Elevation: (5,360m) Gokyo Ri Peak

Trek/Tour Style: Teahouse

Accommodation: Hotel/Lodge/Normal Tea House

Meals: Full board on trek & breakfast in Kathmandu hotel

Transportation: Aero plane & private vehicle

Best Month: Sept - Nov & Mar - May

Trip Length: 13 days


Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800m) -30 munities, trek to Phakding (2,640m) -3 to 4 hours:

Early in the morning fly Kathmandu to Lukla (30 to 40 min) then final preparations for the trekking. From Lukla you'll pass Chaurikharka village and make a descent towards the Ghat (2,530m). The trail follows the bank of the Dudhkosi River. To assist acclimatization, this first day Treks is 3 to 4 hrs short distance. But if people are still interested to do more activities they will have an opportunity to do the side trip to monastery around in Phakding. And overnight at Lodge.

Day 02: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,430m) -5 to 6 hours:

The trail follows the Dodh Kosi River banks and reaches in Tok Tok. You can see excellent views of Thamserku peak from here. Then trail climbs to Chomoa, site of an agricultural project farm, still trail climbs to Monju (2,840m) and enters the Sagarmatha National Park Area (1,148 sq km, established in 1976). Walking some distance up you will be at Jorsale (2830m) and after cross last (fifth number) bridge the trail again long climb on where you have the view of Mt. Everest, over the right Nupste (7,879m). After 5 to 6 hrs walking the trail reaches the street of Namche Bazaar at last. Stay overnight in Namche Bazaar overseers’ snow capped Mountains and Sherpa heritage.

Day 03: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar and visit Khumjung Village (3,790m):

After having late breakfast walk for the sightseeing around Namche Bazaar then hike to the Everest View Hotel. The ideal place to overview some of the outstanding mountains such as Mt.Everest, Nupste, Ama Dablam, Kangtegha, Thamserku, Kusum khangru, Kwangde and Khumbi yu La etc. While seeing spectacular view of mountains trail led you in Khumjung valley, where can see Hillary School, ancient Monastery with Yeti skull and Khunde Hospital, and then return back to Namche. If you have still willing to visit you can go mountaineering museum and visit the Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC) in Namche Bazaar you can spend some time interacting with the fun-loving Sherpa and Rai people in here. Above the police check post you will see Sagarmatha National Park headquarters and visitor center; it is open 8 am to 4 pm except Saturdays and government holidays. And overnight at Lodge.

Day 04: Namche Bazaar to Dole (4,200m) -5 to 6 hours:

We walk along a very pleasant trail under the soaring peak to Thamserku and downs overlooking magnificent view of the great giant snow peaks from Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde peak after a pleasant walk of two hours to a small place at Shanasa, then trail ascents the left side to Mongla hill and continue down to Phortse Thanga. After having lunch, trail leads you ascending through the rhododendrons forest and with river’s sounds. You have glimpse sight of wide life sometime; musk dear, Jharal here. A small place with few teahouses and enjoy your night at Dole.

Day 05: Dole to Machhermo (4,410m) -4 to 5 hours:

Having breakfast, we climb to the picturesque ridge above the Dole and the trail climbs via Lhabarma at 4220m to Luza at 4360m. Still the trail continues to climb along the side of the valley high above the river, crossing sandy spurs to reach Machharmo at 4410m. A Sherpa woman attracted and three Yaks killed by Yeti in 1974 nearby Machharmo, which is first Yeti sightings was reported in Khumbu. After reaches and refreshed visit Himalayan rescue association and overnight at the hotel.

Day 06: Machhermo to Gokyo (4,790m) -5 to 6 hours:

First, we climb up to the ridge and can be seen excellent view both down the valley to Khangtega and northern part to the Cho-Oyu (8153m). We descend to the river bank before beginning the climb up to the terminal moraine of the Ngazumpa glacier and start to climb until first lake. The trail follows the valley through enjoy the second lake view and after an hour walk will reaches at Gokyo at 4,750m, on the edge of third lake. Today’s course mostly gently ascent and kind of flat trail to Gokyo about 5 to 6 hrs then overnight at Lodge.

Day 07: Gokyo Ri /Peak (5,360m) -2 to 3 hours:

Early in the morning hike up to the Gokyo Ri (5,360m) for the breathtaking view of splash a sunrise top of the mountain four highest mountains including Mt. Everest view and many more snow caped scenery. This will be unforgettable life time memories and enjoy around the top. You can see the Cho-yu base camp and Ngazumpa glacier; one of the biggest glacier in the world and stroll back to hotel for overnight. We have a great memories and stroll back an hour to Gokyo for breakfast then take a rest and relax all the day.

Day 08: Gokyo to Dole (4,200m) -5 to 6 hours:

After explore Gokyo Valley and Gokyo lakes, most of the trail goes down gently to Dole. People who like to take alternative route to Phorche Village; it turns east and climbs across the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa Glacier to Na (4,400m) nearby Phanga. On the way, you have still chance to see a numbers of mountains scenery around you. Stay overnight at Dole.

Day 11: Dole to Namche Bazar (3,430m) -4 to 6 hours:

After breakfast again all the same way trek down to Phorche Thanga through rhododendron and pine forest. Then the trail led you up to Mongla hill and gradual descent to the Sanasa the main trail for the Everest Base Camp and follow way to Namche Bazaar for say over night.

Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m) - 6 to 7 hours:

After a long walk we'll have long last day trek back to Lukla today, we descend the long way before cross the bridge and further walk to Monju and stop in Phakding for lunch. We will remind again enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village until Lukla. You'll have time to wander around the areas and guide will re-confirm your flight ticket and enjoy the last celebrate dinner with your crew and overnight at hotel.

Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu -30 munites:

Normally, the flight for Kathmandu is morning due to the wind in afternoon; sometime the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather and other reason beyond our control. Anyway we will fly back to Kathmandu and your guide will transfer to hotel. The tour will end in Kathmandu



  • 12 Nights in Tea house (normal guest house)


  • 1 Airports pick up (private vehicle)
  • 1 Airports drop (private vehicle)
  • Kathmandu fly to Lukla ( Clients and Guide)
  • Lukla fly to Kathmandu (Clients and Guide)
  • All airport taxes for clients and Guide


  • All meals (Breakfast/ lunch/dinner with teacoffee)
  • Accommodation in teahouses
  • Sleeping bag
  • Down jackets
  • Sagarmatha National Parks entry fees
  • TIMS ( Travelers Information manual system)
  • English speaking guide
  • Porter (2 person need 1 porter) porter will start trekking from Lukla
  • All necessaries for Nepalese staff (all meals, accommodation in tea house, equipments, salary, insurance etc.)


  • 12 LUNCH,
  • 12 DINNER


  • International flight ticket
  • International airport tax
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, tips, etc.
  • Beverages like mineral water, juice, Coke, Fanta, Sprite as well as alcoholic drinks.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential).
  • Personal trekking equipment except stated above.
  • Tips for field staff and driver.
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