Trekking around Gokyo Valley is considered a traditional trek that offers magnificent views of the mountain peaks and the Ngozumpa Glacier- the largest in the Nepal Himalayas. The image of this region is associated with the soaring views of the most popular mountains in Nepal, at an altitude of 8000m such as Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu which are clearly visible from Gokyo Ri above Gokyo Lake. One of the most remarkable features is the view of the tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung (2922m) located in Khumbu region.
After a thirty five minute flight from Kathmandu landing at Luklas tiny airstrip, the adventure really begins. We spend the next few days trekking and interacting amongst the mountain people also known as Sherpas we stay at local lodges and trek into the heartland of their villages. Everything is organized in conjunction with local Sherpa guides. Along the trek we will pass Buddhist monasteries with the views of Everest and other snow towering mountains getting closer by the day. We will have rest days in the villages of Namche bazaar that will allow us to explore the region and to acclimatize, which is very important. After trekking to Gokyo Ri (5483 meters), we return at a leisurely pace back to Namche and Lukla for our flight back to Kathmandu.
Day 01: Fly to Lukla (2804 meters) trek to Phakding (2610 meters) 3 hours
Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters) 6 hours.
Day 03: Namche Bazaar acclimatization day.
Day 04: Trek to Phorste Thanga (3680 meters) 5 hours.
Day 05: Trek to Machherma (4470 meters). 5 hours.
Day 06: Trek to Gokyo (4790 meters) 6 hours.
Day 07: Trek to Gokyo Ri (5483 meters) and then Back to Gokyo. 5 hours.
Day 08: Trek to Phorste Thanga (3680 meters) 6 hours.
Day 09: Trek to Namche Bazaar via Khumjung village (3780meters) 5 hours.
Day 10: Trek to Lukla (2804 meters.) 6 hours.
Day 11: Morning flight to Kathmandu.