Everest Gokyo Valley Trekking - 12 days

Group Size 1+ PAX
Trip Grade moderate
Accommodation Hotel/Lodge
Max. Elevation Gokyo Ri 5,357 M
Meals B-L-D
Transportation Flight from Ktm- Lukla- Ktm
Best Season Feb-May & Sep-Dec
Trip Route Kathmandu - Lukla - Namche Bazaar - Dole - Machermo - Gokyo- Lukla - Kathmandu

highlights

  • One of the most popular trekking trails in the world which offers the combination of cultural and nature beauty.
  • Enjoying the fantastic scene of Mt. Everest (8848m) – the tallest mountain of the world, travelers captivated into the stunning beauty of Mt.Thamserku, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Pumori,
  • Unique experience of Sherpa culture and tradition with Tangboche monastery are other extraordinary features of this trip.
  • Hike up to the Gokyo Ri - the perfect view point of Mt.Everest.
  • This trail provides the opportunity to explore the landscape of the Khumbu area, green forest with birds and wild animals. with the spectacular view of the world tallest (Mt. Everest 8848m) mountains.
  • The views of Khhumbu ice fall and glacier together with Everest Basecamp

Overview

Everest Gokyo Valley Trekking offers outstanding views of bewildering mountain scenes and cognizance into the lifestyle of Sherpa people, and their unique culture and tradition. The trek takes you to the beautiful environment of Gokyo Lake with the mesmerizing panoramas of Everest and its neighboring mountains. Gokyo Ri which is situated at the height of 5,340 m will be our high point of the trek with exciting views of Himalayas with the Everest as well. We’ll walk towards the tremendous Himalayan scenery with exalted peaks that includes Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Thamserku, Kangde, and others. Sherpa is considered as the famous high mountain people that follow the customary way of life. The occasional sighting in these areas includes different wildlife such as musk deer.

The 12 days Everest Gokyo Valley Trekking starts after your arrival in Kathmandu. We begin our trekking with different exciting views of the valley that offers a glimpse of its world heritage sites and different settlements. After flight towards Lukla, we walk through a Sherpa village that lies in the mountain region. You’ll notice unique culture and tradition of Sherpa people in the village. The trek follows the trail through a steep river valley to Namche Bazaar which is the gateway to the Khumbu region. This region is located in a natural arena that gives you exciting views of the valley with beautiful views of surrounding mountains. After resting in Namche Bazaar, we move towards the villages of Kunde and Khumjung. We follow the route of Gokyo Valley through the trail of Dole and Machhermo. After proper observation of the Gokyo region, we’ll again hike back towards Namche Bazaar and then to Lukla for flight towards Kathmandu. Our trek ends back in Kathmandu.

Daily itinerary

Breakfast - Bed 3 Star hotel or similar

After you arrive in Kathmandu, a representative will pick you up and transfer you to a hotel. After some rest, we’ll discuss the tour. In the evening, we’ll have a special dinner that introduces a Nepali food culture.


3-4 hrs Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner Tea House/Lodge

In the morning, we take a flight towards Lukla with beautiful Ariel views of mountains. After reaching Lukla, we trek towards Phakding following the trail of the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Overnight in Phakding.


5-6 hrs Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner Tea House/Lodge

After an early breakfast, we descend towards Namche Bazaar following the Dudh Koshi River. The trail goes through the plateau and different mountains by its side. Namche Bazaar is surrounded by three mountains by its side and opens out only where it faces the Dudh Koshi River. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.


5 hrs Breakfast- Lunch-Dinner Tea House/Lodge

Namche Bazaar is full of exciting views of mountains with different tea shops. We’ll spend the whole day in Namche Bazaar exploring its beauty and taking rest.


5-6 hrs Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner Tea House/Lodge

After having breakfast, we continue our trek through the trail of steep roads, pass through Phortse Tenga and climb towards Dole. We’ll observe beautiful rhododendron and birch forests in the way. Overnight in Dole.


3-4 hrs Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner Tea House/Lodge

The next, we continue our trek towards Machhermo where the small and thorny bushes give way to scrub juniper as the altitude increases. We’ll see the excellent views of Cho Oyu while going back down to the valley with awesome peaks including Kantega and Thamserku. Overnight in Machhermo.


4 hrs Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner Tea House/Lodge

Today, we descend towards Gokyo through the path of Pangka following one of the melt-water Rivers that flows down the west side of the Ngozumpa Glacier. We climb through the steep rocky trail into the valley by the side of the glacier. Overnight in Gokyo.


6-7 hrs Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner Tea House/Lodge

Gokyo Ri lies above the village that is situated on the northern edge of the lake. We’ll follow the steep path towards the hillside. The trail gives exciting views of Lhotse and Makalu. After having our lunch, we trek back to the village of Machhermo. Overnight in Machhermo.


4-5 hrs Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner Tea House/Lodge

After an early breakfast, we continue our trek towards Namche Bazaar. The trail goes down to Dole and starts with the steep roads to Photse Tenga. We’ll pass through Rhododendron forests and reach Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.


5-6 hrs Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner Tea House/Lodge

Early in the morning, we descend towards Lukla with few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote-Koshi River. Overnight in Lukla.


Breakfast-Bed 3 Star hotel or similar

We’ll take a flight towards Kathmandu early in the morning. After reaching Kathmandu, you can do some shopping of gifts for your family and friends. Overnight in Kathmandu.


Today, our tour comes to an end. After an early breakfast and hotel checkout, a representative will help you with your final departure.


what's included?

  • Trekking Permit for your related trip
  • Trekkers’ Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Professional English speaking guide with porter, 2 trekkers for 1 porter (1 porter carries 20-25 kilograms of luggage)
  • Salary, food, accommodation and Insurance for Nepali staff
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) during the trek
  • Flights tickets from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
  • Rescue Arrangements for emergency cause [If you have any problem during the trek, we provided rescue service but paid by your insurance company or need personal insurance]

What's not included?

  • Tips for staff (Guide, Driver & Porter)
  • Hotel accommodation Kathmandu
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance
  • Hot shower, Battery Charge, Wi-Fi, Heater Charge and your personal expenses,