Gokyo Valley Trek best suits to those who love to view freshwater lake system. Located in Solukhumbu district of Nepal, it is protected by Sagarmatha National Park. Entire Park is listed in the World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The beauty of Gokyo Valley is so appealing that the numbers of trekkers to the destination is in increasing trend. While on this trek you get opportunity to see largest glacier of Himalayas namely, Ngozumpa Glacier. On the west of this glacier is Gokyo Peak. In local term the peak is called Ri. Hence, Gokyo Peak is also known as Gokyo Ri in local language. There are few stone built houses in Gokyo village. The village is located at the bottom of the peak. This settlement is situated in the highest altitude of the world. From Gokyo Ri you get view of four peaks of over 8000m—Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Mt. Cho Oyu. Gokyo Lake consists of 19 lakes and all of them are situated in between 4,700 to 5000m.
Trekkers on this trip get chance to witness Sherpa culture and tradition. The prayer wheel and prayer flags in Tengboche Monastery portray the religious aspect of Khumbu Region.
A representative of Adventure White Mountain will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and will transfer you to the hotel. If you are fresh enough and not tired by journey, you can take short walk over Thamel and enjoy the evening. Overnight in a hotel.
Our tour and trekking plan begins from the second day of your arrival and that is today! You visit Kathmandu—City of Temples—with experienced English speaking guide. Primarily, there are four touring destinations in Kathmandu—Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swoyambhunath stupa (Monkey temple) and Bouddhanath stupa. All of these places are UNESCO listed World Heritage Site.
You can experience night life of Kathmandu. There will be pre- trip discussion with your mountain climbing Sherpa guides for well preparation of the trek.
After breakfast we drive to Tribhuvan Internation Airport in order to catch flight to Lukla. It is a wonderful and ever remembering beautiful scenic flight of your life. After spend around half an hour on board you land at Lukla.
You get view of some beautiful mountains in Lukla. Now we start trekking towards Phakding. Enjoying rhododendron forests and snow-capped peak we head towards Phakding where we will spend night.
Route to Namche Bazzar is really beautiful. We follow the route of Dudh Koshi River. We arrive at Monjo. It is an entrance to Sagarmath National Park. From here we have to walk few more hours and this will bring us at Namche Bazaar.
Namche is largest city of Khumbu Region. People here gather, get socialize and purchase daily needs. Sherpa are the main inhabitants of this area. We will spend night in a hotel here at Namche Bazaar.
We will be enjoying today as a rest day. While on trek rest day is essential. It balances your body temperature with the increasing altitude ands this si known as acclimatization.
Despite being rest day we will be roaming local area of Namche. It is a beautiful city where you get opportunity to acquaint with Sherpa culture and local tradition. People here are friendly. You can visit Sagarmatha National Park. The park inhabits snow leopard, musk deer and it is reported that even Red Panda are sighted here. More than 170 species of birds are found here. We will put off at a hotel in Namche.
After breakfast we start our walking. It is steep climb today. Passing rhododendron forests and many summer settlements (Kharka) we arrive at Tongba. Crossing it (Tongba) and Gyele will introduce you with Dole.
The view of Khumbila and Tawache from here are awe-inspiring. We will spend night at Dole.
After breakfast we start walking and we arrive at Lambara first. Further walk will lead us to Luza. Following uphill climb we arrive here. There are many kharkas that you will see on the way to Machherma. Climbing high above the river will finally bring us at Machherma. Here we will stay overnight.
After some time of walk we arrive at some point and from here you get view of Kantega and Cho Oyu. It is a nice view. We cross Pangka and following descend trail arrive at river bank. A steady climb will bring us at Ngozumpa Glacier. We will walk for few more hours and this will take us to Gokyo. Here we will stay overnight.
We will be enjoying today as a rest day. While on trek rest day is essential. It balances your body temperature with the increasing altitude and this is known as acclimatization.
Despite being rest day we will be roaming local area of Gokyo. Climbing Gokyo Ri/Peak is the best option for today. Entire Gokyo Region appears beautiful from here. The splendid view of Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse and Twache will leave deep impression in you. You can also hike reaching Ngozumpa Lake.
Overnight in Gokyo.
Today, after breakfast, we descend down to Dole. We will trace the same track to get back to Dole where we will spend our night. It is thrill and excitement packed long walk.
Today, we will gear up towards Namche Bazaar following the same route which led us to Dole from Namche. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Crossing Bhote Koshi River and going through Jorsale we reach Monjo in noon. Descend walk further leads to Dudh Koshi River. By the late noon we arrive at Lukla. Here you can enjoy the night.
Today we catch flight for Kathmandu from Lukla. It is a beautiful scenic flight of around half an hour. You can enjoy some time in Kathmandu. Roam around Thamel and enjoy the shoping. Today Adventure White Mountain will offer you farewell dinner.
Here ends your trekking today. A representative of Adventure White Mountain will drop you to the airport three hours before your arranged flight to help you reach your destination.