Gokyo Valley Trek features unbelievable scenery of the remote Gokyo Valley. In other words, its beautiful turquoise lakes, moonscape-like glaciers, and stunning mountain vistas seem like postcards. The views include Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu - four of the eight highest peaks on earth! No wonder, 360-degree view from Gokyo Ridge is the best in the Khumbu.
Gokyo Valley Trek: Visiting Everest Region
Upon arrival into this high mountain valley known as Gokyo, we make an excursion around a string of cobalt blue lakes. As a result, the hike alongside these lakes continues for 3-hours right till Gokyo Village. The village sits at the foot of Gokyo Ri (18,300 ft) a huge black mound of rock and dirt. The next morning, we take a 3-hour hike to the summit of this black, rocky mound to see the 360-degree Himalayan views offered only through this vantage point.
This trek is the perfect opportunity to explore the lifestyle of the Himalayan people. Certainly, their religion, customs, and traditions inspire us as well as the entire Everest Region admirers.
- Scenic flight to and from Lukla
- Gokyo Valley, tranquil lakes, Sherpa culture and rare wild animals and vegetations
- Explore the largest glacier of Nepal “Ngozumpa Glacier” and 4 mountains over 8000m
- In addition climb Gokyo Peak (5,360m) without a permit
- Above all, visit beautiful fifth lakes.
- Enjoy Picturesque mountains view, including Mt. Everest
Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel
Day 02 Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2,886m) and trek to Phakding (2,610m) (3 hrs)
Day 03 Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
Day 04 Rest & Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar
Day 05 Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phortse Tanga (3,675m)
Day 06 Trek from Phortse Tanga to Dole (4,038m)
Day 07 Trek from Dole to Machhermo (4,470m)
Day 08 Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo village (4,790m) & Visit Fifth Lake (4,956m)
Day 09 Climb Gokyo Peak (5,340m) / back to Gokyo and trek to Phanga
Day 10 Trek from Phanga to Phortse Tanga
Day 11 Trek from Phortse to Namche Bazaar
Day 12 Trek Namche Bazaar to Lukla
Day 13 Fly Lukla to Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel
Day 14 Transfer to the Airport for Final Departure