The Gokyo trekking provides an opportunity to see Spectacular views of the Everest & other Himalayas, including crystal clear Blue Gokyo Lakes. If you do not have Enough time trek to Everest Base Camp this trek will be an excellent alternative trekking in Everest region. After an Exhilarating Flight to Lukla, you enter Sherpa Community. These friendly people will make your stay in this Region one that you will never forget. You will be immersed in their Culture and Witness their Traditional lifestyles in the Foothills of the Himalaya.
Gokyo trekking is a wonderful trekking Holiday in Everest region In Nepal. Gokyo and Gokyo Ri (most popular viewpoint of Gokyo valley trek) one of the great views to see high range Mountain, unbelievable Glacier, Stunning Pristine Lakes & Surrounding Himalayas. Gokyo Trekking will be finished within 10 days walk from Kathmandu to Kathmandu but it can be extended till 18 days so it's on your choice and your holiday duration in Nepal if you would love to go over Cho la pass and EBC. Gokyo trekking takes unbelievable viewpoint Which provides such an insane Mountain view including Mt. Everest, Choyou, Makalu, Lhotse, Which are over 8000 m high Moutain as well as the largest Ngozumpa Glacier that's all we get to see when we are at the top of Gokyo Ri (5380 m).
Gokyo trekking begins from Lukla after a 30-minute scenic flight in the small plane. This trek is a short Everest region trek leads you to the paradise hamlet Gokyo valley through Namche(Gateway of Everest region trek). Gokyo trekking is known as a Gokyo Valley trek & Gokyo Lake trek too as it is truly beautiful trekking with heart-stopping Mountain vistas, Pristine Blue Lakes, Glacier and many Snowcap Peaks surroundings.
Outline itinerary of Gokyo trekking:
DAY 01: Fly to Lukla (2840 m) than Trek to Phakding (2650 m)
DAY0 2: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3450 m).
DAY 03: Acclimatized day
DAY0 4: Trek to Dole (4100m)
DAY0 5: Trek to Machhermo (4400 m)
DAY 06: Trek to Gokyo (4750 m)
DAY 07: Trek back to Machhermo (4400 m)
DAY 08: Trek to Khumjung (3780 m)
DAY 09: Trek to Phakding (2660 m)
DAY 10: Trek to Lukla
DAY 11: Fly to Kathmandu.
Gokyo Trekking outline Itinerary:
DAY 1: Kathmandu airport(1350m).
As you told us the time and air company you are landing we will be at the airport with a private vehicle to pick up you. We welcome you with the flower made necklace than drop you at your hotel.
DAY 2: Fly to Lukla(2840m) thanTrek from Phakding (2650m)
It is our early morning weak up day because we will have an early flight to Lukla in a small plane about 30 minutes than we reach Lukla. Once we reach there we will manage our bags and day walking cloths than walk about 3 hours Gradual down passing many buddies prayer flags, mani walls, Stupas and beautiful landscape. It is the short and easy day. We will stay in Phakding village.
DAY 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3450m).
We need to finish our breakfast before 8 o’clock in the morning than we have to start to walk from Phakding. There will many suspension bridges and few Sherpa residency area till we walk Jorsalle which is 3 hours walk from Phakding. After passing Jorsalle we go again along the river and need to cross 2 more bridge to get the proper steep way to Namche. After crossing those bridges after Jorsalle we have to walk steeply 2 more hours through pine forest and checkpoint than we will be in Namche. It is where we going to get our sleeping room.
DAY 4: Acclimatized day
It is generally the rules when you cross 3400 meters you should spend some there at list one extra night which helps you not to have mountain sickness. There are few popular places where we going to visit with your guides such as a museum, Everest view spot, national park museum, and Gompa. Overnight in Namche.
DAY 5: Trek to Dole(4100m)-5hrs walk
After having two night in the same place Namche we will be stronger and also acclimatized so first we walk a bit steep about 20 minutes after that it will super easy walk on the flat and wide trail till Kyanjuma and Sanasa. while you are between Kyanjuma and Namche the view will be just unbelievable and marvelous. The narrow and steep small trails lead you steeply up towards Mogh Danda after we pass Sanasa than after Mong Danada we go down again to the river and upwards to Dole which is lovely small area has the big lawn and fantastic mountain view. Most of the time after passing Mong danda we will walk through the forest that means we might get to see some Musk deer, black buck, and mountain goat. Overnight in Dole.
DAY 6: Trek to Machhermo(4400m)
It is your easy walking day after you finish your breakfast in the lodge you just walk gradually up in an open area and spectacular views around including Mt. Choyo 8000 M High. It is only 3 hours walking passing some turning and zigzag way. Overnight in Machhermo.
DAY 7: Trek to Gokyo (4750m) - 4 to 5 hrs
After your breakfast you going to walk gradually uphill along the valley towards Gokyo and glacier, it is also open area but paradise scenario around. when you walk 3 hours from Machhermo after passing Luza and Fanga you will get to see the beautiful blue lake next to the glacier. So in total you going to walk for about 5 hours. Overnight stay in the lodge of Gokyo.
DAY 8: Trek back to Machhermo(4400m)-7 hrs
the going to be your long day including the time you go up to Gokyo RI (5380m),It is really high peak where the view of Mt. Everest, Mt.Choyo Lakes, Glacier and many uncountable mountains that you can explore and back to Gokyo again after that still you have to eat your breakfast than descending straight via same way you took a day before to Machhermo. You going to stay one night there in tea house.
DAY 9: Trek to Khumjung(3780m)- 6 hrs
Our group needs to be ready again in the morning for the day adventure which is also the same trail we gonna follow till near Sanasa than we have to climb 20 minutes to reach at Khumjung. Which is the old and historical village of Sherpa community as well as the Hillary school, old Khumjung Gompa, wide and colorful houses? We sleep one night there in the lodge.
DAY 10: Trek to Phakding(2660m)- 5 hrs
It is your 2nd last walking day in Khumbu Everest region. This day we just descend all the time through the forest, steep trail, suspension bridges, and few Sherpa village. After 5 hours easy walk along the river, you will get to Phkding where we stay.
DAY 11: Trek to Lukla
We can start our journey quite late this day as we have only 3 hours walk to Lukla and in Lukla there are not many things to see and explore around so we can start late breakfast then walk to Lukla. Once we reach Lukla we have to manage the farewell dinner with guide and porter who helped your each and every step during your trip. Overnight in Lukla.
DAY 12: Fly to Kathmandu.
We will fly in the morning basically but depends how is the weather over there so when we reach kathmandu airport we will also provide you the private drop service to your hotel. Overnight in kathamndu.
DAY 13: Departure day
Our airport co-coordinator will drop you on time as you told us the date and time.
How to get to Gokyo Trekking?
Gokyo trekking is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal located in the Northeast of Kathmandu lies in Sagarmatha Conservation area, Khumbu Everest. Gokyo trekking is short trekking in Everest region begins after a 30-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla Gokyo valley trek and back to Lukla will take 9 to 10 days including your rest day at Namche. Gokyo trekking go thought Namche- Sanasa-Mong Danda-Dole- Machhermo Fanga Gokyo and retrace back.
Can I trek my self to Gokyo valley?
Yes, you can trek to Gokyo if you have map with you and some information before you trek but having a guide to Gokyo is much better to know about realistic information and also after Sanasa way up to Gokyo there are only few lodges along the way so in case if you missed the way you will be walking on a wrong way and you also might not get lodges to sleep for the night hence, if you have one private guide with you he will provide you food, accommodation, and information to you and you are secured from any obstacles . guided trekking to Gokyo is the best way to explore.
Can I get Accommodation easily at Gokyo?
Gokyo trekking is a strenuous trekking and also very popular trekking route this is why Gokyo trekking is quite a busy place as it is a beautiful place and people spent two nights there in general. The Accommodation is easily available if you don't trek in peak season(Oct and Dec) Otherwise in other months you can get accommodation easily as they have quite some big lodges nowadays since few years. There are few luxury lodges now near the lake and they have also a very warm dining hall and wonderful food quality at that height in the Himalaya.
How long does it take to go to Gokyo Ri from Gokyo?
Gokyo Ri is a popular viewpoint to explore the stunning towering mountains, Massif Glacier, lakes and surrounded Peaks. Gokyo to Gokyo Ri is about 2 to 3 hours steep uphill go and back from Gokyo. Gokyo Ri is located at 5380m from where we can see Mt. Everest, Mt Cho-Oyu, Mt. Makalu, Lotshe and many pops up snowy peaks.
Is it possible to go to Gokyo by Bus?
Gokyo trekking is an adventure trip basically begins from Lukla after the 30-minute flight but if you have enough time you can go by Bus but takes a long time that you have to get bus from Kathmandu to Bhandara then trek to Lukla takes 5 days then follow the Popular trail to Gokyo then back via same way so this trek will take about 18 days about if you trek by bus and if you trek to Gokyo taking a plane then Gokyo trek takes 9 to 10 days.
Hiring Guide and Porter for Gokyo trekking:
Hiring a guide and porter to Gokyo valley is a safe way to explore the trek as they can help each and every moment during your trip and also your holiday contribute to the local guide and porter. If you need best speaker guide generally they are mostly available in Kathmandu so you can hire from there if not just general guide you can hire from Lukla once you reach to Lukla. the cost for hiring a guide is only about 25 $ a day and for porter cost 21$ a day but if you are looking for a guide whos peaks another language instead of English then his salary is quite a high cost 45 $ a day.