Himalayan Rock Mountain Flight
Gokyo Valley Trek

Gokyo trek leads you to the famous Everest viewpoint GOKYO RI. Many people consider this viewpoint as the best viewpoint on Everest, even better than Kala Pattar.From Gokyo Ri the views on Everest are fabulous. Besides Mount Everest you will see many other Himalayan Peaks, glaciers and of course the beautiful Gokyo Lakes.

Facts Of Trip

Grade: Grade I
Type: Lodge trek
Total duration: days
Cost: Check details
Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu
Day 02: Flight Kathmandu - Lukla, trekking to Phakding
Day 03: Phakding - Namche Bazar
Day 04: Namche Bazar (restday, daytour Thame Monastery or Everest View Hotel)
Day 05: Namche Bazar - Dole
Day 06: Dole - Macchermo
Day 07: Macchermo - Gokyo
Day 08: Gokyo - Gokyo Ri - Macchermo
Day 09: Macchermo - Khumjung
Day 10: Khumjung - Monjo
Day 11: Monjo - Lukla
Day 12: Lukla - Kathmandu
Day 13: Kathmandu - Departure 

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu(1320m): 
Meet our representative at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. All the required documents ,photos, passport copis etc. are collected for the preparation of all legal documents required during the trek. On the same day you'll be meeting your guide for the trek.

Day 02: Kathmandu(1320m) - Lukla(2840m), trekking to Phakding(2610m): 
After the breakfast we will be headed towads the domestic airport and after 35 minutes flight we will reach Lukla. Then our trekking starts to Phakding. It will take around 3/4 hrs walk to reach Phakding. We will be able to see the first mountain of Everest  region i.e. Kusum Khangkaru(6367m). Over night stay at Phakding.

Day 03: Phakding(2610m) - Namche Bazar(3440m): 
After breakfast we will be heading to Namche Bazar. We will be following Dudh Koshi which includes many bridges along the path. Then we will reach the check post and enter Sagarmatha National Park. Altogether it takes 6-7 hrs to reach Namche Bazar from Phakding. On the way we would be able to observe several villages, rivers , forests , and amazing mountain views [Mt. Thamserku(6608m), Mt. Everest(8848m) ].  This will be the first view of Mt. Everest during our trek.

Day 04: Namche Bazar(3440m) (restday,  Everest View Hotel, 3800m): 
After breakfast we will be hading towards Everest View hotel  and on the way we will be going to National park headquarter from where we can see the panoromic view of Mt. Everest , Mt. Lhotse ,Mt.Nupse, Mt. Amabdlam Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Thauche , Mt. Kyangde etc. From the Everest view hotel also we will be seeing the same view.  

Day 05: Namche Bazar - Dole(4110m): 
After breakfast we will start our trek towards Dole. It takes around 5-6 hrs to reach Dole from Namche Bazar. During the trek we would have to walk up and down the hills along with the scenic view of the nature.

Day 06: Dole - Macchermo(4470m): 
As soon as we have our breakfast, we will be heading towards Macchermo. We will be walking a little bit slower than usual as the altitude starts to increase rapidly. The vegetations will start to be thinner as the altitude rises. But the pleasent view of the nature will never be decreasing as we will be much closer to Himalays.

Day 07: Macchermo - Gokyo(4790m):
As usual we will start our treak after our breakfast and this time towards Gokyo. It takes around 5-6 hrs to reach Gokyo which we can easily pass as we will be observing the beautiful lakes , view of the Mountains etc. We will observe Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m). We will be staying in the Loudge by the side of the lake. 

Day 08: Gokyo - Gokyo Ri - Machhermo:
Early in the morning we will goto Gokyo Ri(6500m) to see the sunrise and the panaromic viw of the mountains like: Mt. Everest(8848m) ,Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m), Mt. Makalu , Mt. Lothse ,Mt. Nupse and so on. After we return to Gokyo from Gokyo Ri , we will have our breakfast and we return back same way to Macchermo. Altogether we will be doing 6-7 hrs trek. 

Day 09: Machhermo - Khumjung(3780m): 
After breakfast , we will trek back to Khumjung. It will take around 5-6 hrs to reach Khumjung. It is quite big sherpa village of Khumbu region. We will do a short sightseeing in the village where we can see monastry , Hillary school along with tipical sherpa community.

Day 10: Khumjung - Monjo(2835m): 
We start our trek back to Monjo after our breakfast. It will take around 5-6 hrs to reach Monjo. Namche Bazar lies on the way to Monjo. 

Day 11: Monjo - Lukla(2800m): 
Finally this is the last day of our trek. As such, we will be heading to Lukla after breakfast. It will take around 4 -5 hrs to reach Lukla from Monjo.   

Day 12: Lukla - Kathmandu: 
Early in the morning after having the breakfast , we will go to Lukla airport to head back to Kathmandu. After  35 minutes flight with a scenic view of the nature, we will reach Kathmandu.

Day 13: Kathmandu - Departure: 
After breakfast , a Himalayan Rock Treks and Expedition responsible person will drop you to the international airport.

Cost Includes / Excludes
Included:
- Airport pickup on arrival at Kathmandu airport by private coach
- Airport departure drop off at Kathmandu airport by private coach
- 2 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu
- Accommodation during trekking in lodges, teahouses
- Flights Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu
- Airport tax flights Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu
- English speaking experienced guide (trained by Ministry of Tourism)
- Porter(s), generally 1 porter for 2 pax (max 12 kg per person)
- Food, salary, transportation, accommodation and insurance for our Nepali staff
- Entrance Fee Sagarmatha National Park
- TIMS (trekking registration card)
- Everest region trekking map
- Service from our office in Kathmandu, Thamel

Not included:
- International flight to and from Nepal, airport taxes
- Vaccination and Nepal visa
- Meals and drinks
- Personal insurance and other personal expenses
- Tips for trekking staff (tipping is expected)
- Emergency evacuation
- Extra cost due to delay or cancellation of Lukla flights

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