Khumbu region is considered as one of the well-known areas for trekking in the world. Thousands of visitors pay their visit annually in this marvelous region. The inhabitants of the region are the legendary Sherpas. These hardy people have carved an existence since time immemorial from the frozen landscape. Deep in the Himalaya, in a quite remote valley, are the magnificent azure blue Gokyo Lakes. The series of glacial lakes are set in beautiful high altitude wilderness dominated by the great peaks of Cho Oyu, (8153m.) and Gyachungkang (7922m.). Quite less well-known than the main Everest trail, a trek in this valley provides stunning views of many Himalayan giants. This high altitude trek explores the heart of the Sherpa homeland, visiting Namche Bazaar,and Tyangboche before ascending to our destination.
Duration – 14 Days in Nepal
Activity – Trekking
Country – Nepal
Group Size – 2 to 12 people
Arrive On – Kathmandu, Nepal
Departure from – Kathmandu, Nepal
Max-Altitude – (5364m)
Transportation – Private vehicles and domestic flights
Trip grade – Strenuous
Area – Everest Region
Day 01 : Arrival to Kathmandu (1380mtrs)
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu (TIA), our representative from Adventure Team will be there to pick you up. You will be transfer to hotel in half an hour drive with private vehicle. We discuss about our trip and you have time for refreshment. In the evening we are together again for welcome dinner in typical nepalese restaurant with cultural program.
Day 02 : Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu (1380mtrs)
After breakfast, your tour guide will pick you up for half day sightseeing in Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath Stupa. You will have your lunch in the restaurant with the view of Stupa then you back to hotel. You will meet your trek leader and discuss about the trek and do last minutes arrangements.
Day 03 : Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2660mtrs) 3-4 hours
Early morning wake up and transfer to domestic airport with pack breakfast or after breakfast, depends on your flight schedule. Then you will experiment the flight to the real himalaya with the view of Gaurisankar, Shisapangba including Mount Everest in your half an hour flight. When you arrive in Lukla you will meet rest of our trekking crew and manage to arrangements of your back pack and begin our trek to Phakding. You will enjoy the trek downhill till Thadokoshi with the view of Khumbi-hyula and the snow capped mountain Kusum kangaroo. The trek will continue to Phakding through Ghat with the view of monastery and some mane walls.
Day 04 : Trek to Namchebazaar (3440mtrs) 5-6 hours
The day begin with crossing the river Dudhkoshi and head to the Benker through Tok Tok with gradual walking. We slightly climb up till Monjo where the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park is. We cross the river again and again to go to Namchebazaar via Hillary bridge. Till Hillary bridge the trail goes gradually up and down then it goes step up till Namchebazaar. If the weather permits, we can see the view of Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse on the way. Namchebazaar is the transit point for different trek in Everest region and the big market place of Sherpa community as well as Tibetan.
Day 05 : Acclimatization Day (3440mtrs) 3-4 hours
The day begin with spectacular view of Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Amadablam and many more mountains of himalaya. After breakfast we head up to Khumjung village and monastery via Everest view lodge which is located in the altitude of 3900mtrs and it’s really useful for acclimatization. We visit the place where the Yeti skull is still exist. We back to Namchebazaar through the Khumjung secondary school whose founder is Sir Edmund Hillary himself and Syangbochen where the highest air strip located on.
Day 06 : Trek to Dole (4130mtrs) 5-6 hours
We leave the main trail to Everest base camp and follow the way to Gokyo valley. The trail goes step up till Mong and then step down to Fortse thanga, it goes again gradually and step up till Dole. You can get clear views of snowy peaks, mountains and vegetations. You can observe their living style and culture. People over here irrigate the crops for their needs and earn their income. Farming and lodging are the main occupation of the people here.
Day 07 : Trek to Machchermu (4470mtrs) 4-5 hours
Crossing Dole, you will be headed to Machermo which is the way to Gokyo. On the way to Gokyo, you can get an excellent view of the valleys. We have to climb the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier. Ngozumpa Glacier is one of the major attraction because of its appearance in the world’s second largest glaciers
Day 08 : Trek to Gokyo (4770mtrs) 3-4 hours
Your nearest way to the wonderful village Gokyo begins here. At morning, you will be starting trekking towards Gokyo. After trekking through 1st and 2nd lakes you will get 3rd lake which is called Gokyo lake. You have to trek via Ngozumpa Glacier where the trail selects its zigzagged path. Gokyo village is situated on the northern shore of Dudh Pokhari which looks amazingly outstanding. Although it is far from the urban city but it doesn’t lack any facilities for the trekkers. This village is the main attraction of the trek. Gokyo valley trekking is an alternative route to traditional trails to the Everest Base Camp.
Day 09 : Early morning hike up to Gokyo Ri (5360mtrs) for sunrise view on himalaya, trek back to Dole (4130mtrs)
Today is the main day of the trek. Early in the morning hike up to Gokyo Ri for sunrise view on himalaya including Mount Everest. Gokyo Ri is the view point from where we can see four highest mountains in the world out of fourteen. The view of Gokyo lake, Gokyo village and Ngozumpa glacier is memorable. After breakfast we trek back downhill to Dole via Machchermu.
Day 10 : Trek to Monjo (2840mtrs) 5-6 hours
We go all the way downhill except the step climbing up to Mong about 45 minutes. We again discover the breathetaking view of Amadablam and other mountains as well as the village Namchebazar. The trail goes step down to the Hillary bridge and we get Monjo after crossing Dudhkoshi river couple of times on gradual walk.
Day 11 : Trek to Lukla (2,800mtrs) 5-6 hours
Today is the last day of the trek. The trail goes gradully up and down. We will remind again enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village until Lukla. You’ll have time to wonder around the areas and guide will re-confirm your flight ticket and enjoy the last celebrate dinner with your crew.
Day 12 : Fly back to Kathmandu
Normally, the flight for Kathmandu is morning due to the wind in afternoon; sometime the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather and other reason beyond our control. Anyway we will fly back to Kathmandu and drive to Hotel, there you relax after long journey and take back your breath and rest at your hotel rest of the day.
Day 13 : Leisure day in Kathmandu
After the long trek you need a day for relax and refreshment. You can go for massage and buy souvenirs etc. We meet in the evening for farewell dinner.
Day 14 : Departure
We will transfer you to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination. You must leave hotel 3 hours earlier than your scheduled flight time.
Note – Above itinerary can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. We will follow accordingly.