On reaching departure air terminal on landing at Kathmandu / international airport. Our staff and guide receives you for short transfer to respective hotels in the heart of Kathmandu city. After checking into your rooms, getting refreshed join with other members of the treks for group briefing. Provided by our guide or trek leader, briefing includes all important subjects related to the treks, includes information of Kathmandu and hotels. Evening a group welcome dinner in an authentic Nepalese restaurants, an introduction to Nepali meals and cultures.
Morning options for half-day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu world heritage sites of great cultural and historical interest. After the tour free for trek preparation. (In case if flight operates from Ramechap, Manthali town airport). Trek Landers Adventure, will inform all members for departures from the hotel to Ramechap airport for flight to Lukla.
Flying either from Kathmandu or from Manthali airport at Ramechap, transfer to the domestic airport, having early breakfast. Board on a small aircraft of 25 to 30 minutes to land at Lukla’s Tenzing & Hillary Airport. Lukla town the door to various adventure destination around Khumbu and Everest region.
From Lukla a short day walk of 3 hours or more to reach Phakding village for overnight stop. The walk leads downhill and on gradual pleasant trail through several lovely Sherpa villages adorned with Buddhist monument. Following the Dudh Koshi River to a nice village at Phakding, and checking into a best available lodge.
Enjoy the day from Phakding onwards, morning walk heads higher past smaller villages to cross a long bridge. The climb leads to a nice Monjo village and then at the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. (The name Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepal, the native Sherpa calls Chomolungma of Tibetan origin language).
From the park to the last village of Jorsalle before Namche Bazaar, possible lunch stop. Afternoon walk following the river bed and climb up to a high suspension bridge, and then on undulating uphill. Taking another few hours to famous
Namche Bazaar the capital of Khumbu Sherpa’s, and major hub for trekkers.
All house are in an amphitheater U shaped basin, the size of a town provides great facilities for visitors. As well as for the local also, where once a week a busy colorful Saturday market takes place. Hence the name as Namche Bazaar, arriving on this large settlement check into a nice lodge for two overnight stops.
An ideal place with perfect altitude for rest day to support acclimatization before heading higher destination. At Namche enjoy a leisure morning and take a hike around its scenic viewpoints.
Suggested short hike and excursion around Namche Bazaar and beyond:
The short and scenic is short steep climb to Park museum above Namche Bazaar offers grand vista of Mt. Everest. Includes views of Lhotse and majestic Ama Dablam with arrays of snow clad peaks. Visit the park museum provides good interesting information of the Khumbu and its people, cultures and custom.
As well of exotic flora and fauna with history of mountaineering expeditions around Khumbu high mountains.
The next great hike is to Everest View Hotel at 3,880 m, located on a high ridge amidst forest surrounding. One of the world’s highest deluxe hotels offers superb views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and magnificent Ama Dablam. A walk of 2-3 hours with an hour or more climb and down, overlooking birds-eye views of whole Namche Bazaar.
Rest of the afternoon rest or explore the fancy streets of Namche Bazaar, lined with shops, stores and restaurants. Includes café, fresh bakeries, pubs and bars with backdrop of stunning views of Kwangde Peaks.
Morning enjoy the grand views of Kwangde peaks, having breakfast, walk starts on the trail to Gokyo Valley. A short steep up from Namche Bazaar, and then on scenic winding trail with views of Everest. After an hour walk our route diverts from the main trail, heading for a steep climb to Mong high hilltop.
After an hour up reaching on top of Mong hill, a small place with few tea shops.
From here enjoy panorama of snow-capped peaks of Tharmasarku, Kongde with beautiful Ama Dablam. A short descent to Phortse Tenga, situated on a rivet bank of Dudh Koshi, amidst lovely forest of pines and rhododendron.
Possible lunch stop, afternoon a gradual up into a gorge covered in tree lines to reach Dole for overnight halt. A small settlement within a deep gorge enclosed by high rocky cliff walls and tree lines.
Morning a short walk of few hours to Machhermo, starts with small climb to a ridge. As walk follows high above the Dudh Koshi River reaching a lovely valley of Luza, the trail leads near Machhermo. Before heading down enjoy glorious views of Mt. Cho-Oyu, the mountain straddles the border of Nepal and Tibet / China.
Enjoying the grand scenery, a slow descend to a small gorge covered in populus and willow trees. The short climb leads to Machhermo for lunch and overnight stop, a nice little settlement with lovely fine lodges. Afternoon relax and take a short hike to the view point facing close Machhermo Peak towards North West.
From Machhermo towards our main highlight to Gokyo valley, a short morning walks of 3-4 hours. Starts with a climb of less than half hour, then reaching above a ridge. The walk follows high above Dudh Koshi River towards a small place at Panga, adventure continues with climb. Coming across first and second lakes of Gokyo valley, then finally the morning walk ends reaching Gokyo 3rd lakes.
The main third lake also called Dudh Pokhari, where all best lodges located high above the lake. Facing stunning views of Mt. Cho-Oyu towards North West of Gokyo valley, transfer to nice lodge for lunch and overnights.
Afternoon free at leisure for stroll around the lakes marveling scenic surrounding views of peaks and rolling high hills.
Today’s walk on an alternative route, as well on least frequented trail by main flow of trekkers. Morning begins on leaving the last lakes of Gokyo reaching an isolated settlement of Na. Which is on the direction of Cho-La pass, and towards our destination to Phortse village. Walk follows on pleasant winding path past few summer shades of Yak herders, reaching our overnight stop. A remote small settlements with few houses serves as tea-house and lodges.
Morning starts with easy descent to a bridge reaching Phortse Tenga, and then climb up to Mong Hill. Enjoy the picturesque views of snow peaks, and then downhill to join on the main trail to Namche Bazaar. From the junction of Gokyo, Khumjung and Everest base camp route. Then few hour walks leads to Namche Bazaar for overnight halt after an enjoyable day walks.
Last day walk of the adventure, enjoy the pleasant walk downhill to Dudh Koshi River valley. A nice walk to Jorsalle crossing a bridge with short steep climb to the entrance and exit gate of Sagarmatha National Park. Walk continues past Monjo village heading towards Phakding for lunch stop. Afternoon few hours of good walks with last hour climb to reach Lukla. Arriving by late afternoon with ample time hang around and to enjoy the last dinner celebration with fellow members and trekking staff.
Early morning transfer to Lukla’s Tenzing and Hillary airport as the plane arrives either from Kathmandu or Ramechap. Board in a small aircraft of respective airlines for sweeping panoramic flight back to Kathmandu. Then get transferred to your hotel, with afternoon free at leisure.
If the flight lands at Manthali airport in Ramechap, our staff transfers you to a vehicles. A drive of 4-5 hours brings you back at the hotel in Kathmandu, after a great adventure on Gokyo Valley Trek.
Enjoy an extra day in Kathmandu, we have reserved as contingency day in case of flight delay and cancellation. Due to unfavorable bad weather condition, if all goes well according to our itinerary days, have a great enjoyable day.
For individual activities or get into shopping spree, interested people can join for another interesting tour of other cities of Kathmandu valley. Sightseeing around Patan / Lalitpur or the famous Bhaktapur city Durbar Square, worth a visit.
After an enjoyable and most mesmerizing adventure in Nepal and around the Himalayas with Gokyo Valley Trek. As time for departure, our staff transfer you to international airport for flight homeward bound or to next port of call.
Nearly all age group can join on this wonderful adventure, as long all interested trekkers should be in good physical shape. As well with sound health to take the challenge walking on high altitude. The walk is basically moderate and easy, but due to the ride in altitude makes the climb uphill quite strenuous for some people. However taking slow and having enough rest days for acclimatization can overcome the difficulties. Treklanders has set the itinerary with rest days where required to make the trek easier for all age group. However we recommend minimum 16 years of age to maximum of 70 years old can join on this wonderful adventure.
Nearly all villages and lodges have electricity with Hydro or Solar power, where one can charge their electronic items. Where client needs to pay an extra fee for using the power as per gadgets charged. As for internet and cell phone communications, every lodges have the Wi-Fi and internet services, but can be quite disturbing sometimes due to weather and location wise.
It also depends upon on a day for internet and Wi-Fi if the weather is clear and fine can receives much better. As well the change of landscapes and altitude might disturb the internet with poor links, but local cell-phone can receives transmission and it works.
From Lukla onwards to Gokyo, one can enjoy the comfort of nice lodges and guest house. As well with warm traditional hospitality in every overnight stops, people can choose from budget, standard to luxury lodges where available.
The foods are well served in a large cozy dining hall, can choose various items of foods from the menu with wide range of meals and snacks to choose from.
Serves Continental, Chinese, Indian, Tibetan and Nepali foods, as well Mexican, Italian, Korean or Japanese in some lodge restaurants. Includes fresh bakery products also.
It is one of the second best and most popular trek after Everest base camp, and least frequented by mass flow of trekkers. But over the years, more travelers are taking the high route to Gokyo valley. As well to reach Everest base camp via Cho-La pass from Gokyo valley. Including traverse over Renjo-La pass from Gokyo valley to reach quiet village of Thame on the western end of Khumbu.
As season wise with the mass flow of visitors to Lukla and vice versa from Kathmandu. During high times of trekking season, the flight to Lukla and back can be quite busy. Where more than 20 flights operates in a fine clear day, which cause air traffic coinciding with the international and domestic airlines. To make the air traffic lighter, the flight to Lukla from Kathmandu is diverted in Manthali airport at Ramechap district. Which is about 150 k.m driving distance of 4 to 5 hours, the flight from Ramechap to Lukla is just 20 to 25 minutes. Which makes it easier and quicker before the bad weather closes in. For further updates the company will inform all the clients flying to Lukla.