Our representative will pick you up from the Airport with putting garland on your neck which traditionally means you are welcome. Then you will be driven to the hotel. After refresh you will be briefed either hotel or at our office for your trip. At last if you will have time you can roam around at Thamel market.
Gokyo Ri Trek Itinerary
Day 01 Welcome to Kathmandu, Nepal (1,300m/4,264ft).
Day 02 Fly to Lukla (2,804m/9,198ft) 45minues and trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft) 3-4 hours.
Early in the morning our guide with vehicle will pick you up for the Airport to fly to Lukla. During the flight you will enjoy the mind blowing scenery of Everest and Rolwaling region. After reaching Lukla it will take some to arrange baggage then head to Phakding. On the way you will face natural diversity like Sherpa village, Jungle, Glacier River, Suspension bridge etc.
Day 03 Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,285ft) 5-6 hours.
After our breakfast the trek begins following the bank of Dudhkoshi River till Jorsalle then crossing suspension bridge we head to Namche through the Jungle which is all the way up. Namche is a gateway of Everest and the biggest bazaar of the region.
Day 04 Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
Namche bazaar is known as capital of Khumbu region as well as gateway of Mt Everest. Perhaps Namche is a highest mountain city which is modernize and facilitated city like pub, bank, hospital, and bar all available. Today we do some side hiking trip by hiking to Everest view point Hotel (3,880m) from where we can see spectacular view of Mt. Everest, Mt Lhotse, Nuptse, Mt Ama Dablam and many more.
Day 05 Trek from Namche to Phortse (3,810m/12,497ft) 5-6 hours.
Today after breakfast we climb the hill to Khumjung, turning the north gokyo we will reach Mong the place called also birth place of the saint Lama Sange Dorje,the reincarnation Lama of Rongbuk Monastery. From where we could see gorgeous view of Nuptse,Lhotse , AmaDablam and close to Thamserku. Then the trails descend to the Dudh koshi and enter to the Phortse, a big inhabitant reside here.
Day 06 Trek from Phortse to Machhermo (4,470m/14,662ft) 6-7 hours.
Today the trails climb steeply through Rhododendron forest, passing many kharkas (Temporary settlement for yaks) to Dole. Then the trails climb through a huge rock at Lhabarma (4,330m) and carries on to Luza (4,340m). From Luza we continue to climb up till Machhermo the last major settlement of Gokyo valley.
Day 07 Machhermo to Gokyo (4,650m/15,252ft) 5-6 hours.
After breakfast we climb through Chorten to and reach Pangka (4,390m). Beyond Pankha the trail drop down first and start to climb steeply. Once we climbing up to the Gokyo we could see the massive view of Ngozmpa glacier and other small lakes on the way and finally reach Gokyo.
Day 08 Hike to Gokyo ri (5,420m/17,778ft) and stay again Gokyo 4-5 hours.
The views around Gokyo are tremendous. For the best views we will climb Gokyo Ri (5,357m) today. From here we will have a panoramic view of Cho Oyu, Gyanchung Kang, Everest, Lothse, Makalu, Cholatse and Tawachee. After we enjoy the view we will return back to Gokyo village for the night.
Day 09 Trek from Gokyo to Dole (4,200m/13,776ft) 5-6 hours.
After breakfast at lodge, we way back from Gokyo is an easy downhill walk along the Dudh Koshi River passing by Ngozumpa Glacier. We could see the Cholatse and Taboche peaks rear up on the right of us. The trail descends below Phangka, and across a level terrace on the slope to climb a rib on the far side of the hill side. Upon reaching the Chorten at the edge, we see great views of Thamserku , Cho Oyu, and Kangtega. We slowly walk down to sprawling village of Machhermo.Then head toward to Dole.
Day 10 Trek from Dole to Namche bazaar 4-5 hours.
Our hike today is mostly downhill. On the trail we could see some animals like mountain goat, musk deer, pheasant as well as more plants and vegetation including rhododendron forest. Finally an easy walk leads you to the Namche Bazzar for overnight where you will have really hot shower which is the best after few days having no shower.
Day 11 Trek down from Namche bazaar to Lukla 6-7 hours.
Same way we trek down to Lukla while we going up for the trekking. Lukla where we take our flight back to Kathmandu for next day
Day 12 Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla 45 min.
Today after breakfast we proceed to the Airport for the flight back to Kathmandu. Once you arrive you will be driven to the hotel. Whole day you have time to rest shop and have good food.
Day 13 Full day sight seen at the world heritage sites.
After breakfast around 9 am a tour guide with vehicle come to your hotel to do sight seen in Kathmandu valleys world heritage sites including Pashupatinath ( One of the biggest Hindu temple with cremation centre), Boudhanath (One of the biggest Stupa), Swayambhunath calles monkey temple as well and Patan Durbar square (An old palace with ancient art and architect)
Day 14 Fly back to home.
Today we do farewell to you as you are flying back to home. We put you khada on your neck as a symbol of peace, protect and love from Nepal. See you again
If you have extra days you can involve other activities as well.