Gokyo Everest View Trek

Gokyo Everest View Trek

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Gokyo Everest View trek offers the best of the mountains and villages of the Khumbu- a blend of marvelous mountain panoramas and the fascinating culture of the Sherpa People. We will visit Sherpa villages and Buddhist Monasteries of Pangboche, Tengboche and enjoy superb mountain views throughout.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Katmandu to Lukla to Phakding (2600m)

Morning transfer to airport for the flight to Lukla. Flying time 40 minutes. At Lukla your trek crew will be waiting to greet you. Equipment is sorted out, loads are allocated and lunch will be served at Lukla. After lunch walk through Lukla, Keyngma, Choplung villages, forest then pass Ghat village. Overnight in Phakding.

Day 2: Phakding to Namche Bazzar (3440m)

After breakfast, we follow bank of the Dudh Koshi River, walk through forests and the villages of Benkar, Chomowa and Mondzo. We enter Sagarmatha National Park, then crossing suspension bridge, pass Jorsalle village and walk alongside of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi confluence. A steep ascend brings us to the principal Sherpa village of Namche Bazar. Stay overnight in a lodge.

Day 3: Free day in Namche

Time to explore the village and also to visit the museum housed in the National Park Head Quarters. There is a very interesting display on Sherpa traditional life and the flora, fauna of the park. For the more energetic, there is also time to visit the Everest View Hotel with its views of the Everest, Ama Dablam and other peaks of the area.

Day 4: Namche to Dole (4040m)

Follow the Tengboche trail till Syangnasa then taking the Gokyo trail to the crest of the ridge (13,097ft). Descend steeply towards Dudh Koshi. Across the river is Phortse (3840m). Taking the left-hand path wherever the trail forks, we head north through Rhododendron forests which give way to Junipers and large Conifers.

Day 5: Dole to Machhermo (4410m)

Continue up the Gokyo valley, passing Yak huts at Lhabarma. The path along the banks of a stream is step in places as it ascends through scrub juniper.

Day 6: Machhermo to Gokyo (4750m)

From the ridge beyond Machhermo there are superb views down the valley to Kangtega and up towards Cho Oyu. There is a relatively level stretch to the huts at Pangka at the foot of the Ngozumpa glacier. A slight descent is followed by a steep climb onto and up the glacier’s terminal moraine to pass the first of several small lakes. Finally, negotiating a boulder strewn path, we reach the cluster of huts known as Gokyo on the shore of Dudh Pokhari.

Day 7: Gokyo to Gokyo Peak (5360m) to Nah (4440m)

The view from Gokyo is stunning, especially from atop the ridge to the northwest. Some trekkers consider the panorama from Gokyo Kang better than from Kalapather. Those who are well acclimatized can make this summit in three hours and will be rewarded by a stunning view from Cho Oyu via Gyachung Kang, Kangchung, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Jobo Lhaptshan to Tawache etc. Descend to Gokyo and follow along a trail on the east side of the Gokyo valley to trek down on the warmer side of the valley to Nah.

Day 8: Nah to Phortse (3840m)

Continue our descent of the valley through summer pastures and the settlement of Konar to Phorste.

Day 9: Phortse to Tengboche (3867m)

The trail we follow now offers fine views of Kangtega, Thamserku and Ama Dablam, as we make our way to the attractive village of Pangboche. Its monastery is the oldest in the Khumbu region. After lunch we descend past some marvelously carved Mani stones to the Imja Khola. Cross the wooden bridge and ascend through the few houses of Milinggo and past the Nunnery at Deboche through thick rhododendron forest to Tengboche, the biggest monastery of the area.

Day 10: Tengboche to Mondzo

A steep descend through rhododendron and pine forest to Phunki Tenga, cross the river and a steep ascend brings us to Tashinga. Himalayan Thar (wild blue sheep) can be seen on the way to Namche. We pass Namche and descend to Mondzo.

Day 11: Mandzo to Lukla

We follow the Dudh Koshi downstream until after Ghat, we our last ascend to Lukla.

Day 12:

Fly back to Katmandu, transfer to hotel.

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