Gokyo Valley Trek Itinerary
Day 01 Arrival in KathmanduAs you arrive at the Tribhuvan Int'l Airport, our representative will be there to welcome you to the Land of Himalayas. Then you will be transferred to your hotel through private vehicle. Then you will walk to the office for final payment and pre trip discussion.
Day 02 City tour and sightseeing around Kathmandu ValleyYou will be exploring the cultural heritages around the Kathmandu valley including the Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square.Evening pre-trip discussion and introduce with our fellow trekking staff for your adventure trip.
Day 03 Early flight to Lukla (2800m) and Trek to Phakding (2610m)After a picturesque flight for about 35 minutes to Lukla, we will soon have breakfast and walk down to Phakding. This is comparatively easier day in your trek.
Day 04 Trek to Namche (3440m)The day will start off walking along the banks of Dudhkoshi River. It will probably be one of the most interesting day of your trek as you will have to cross 5 suspension bridges back and forth, the 5th one being world's 123rd tallest suspension bridge. After 3 hours walk, we will enter the Sagarmatha National Park, enjoy some scenic views and then walk steep uphill to Namche.
Day 05 Acclimatization Day at NamcheWe are going for a day hike up to Sagarmatha National Park Headquarter, which is a perfect view point of various mountains including Mt.Everest. You will then visit a museum where you will get lots of knowledge about glacier landscape, Sherpa culture, floras and faunas and many more. Then you will be observing the statue of legendary climber Tenzing Norgay Sherpa as well. Then you will walk up to Hotel Everest View (3880m) which is also a perfect view point for Everest, Lhotse and Amadabalam .Walk down to Namche.
Day 06 Trek to Dole (4200m)You will be going slightly uphill to Kyangjoma where you will stop for a tea break. Right after this the trail gets split into two paths, one leading the highway towards Everest base Camp and the other leading to Gokyo, which you are going to follow. You will walk steep uphill to Mongla (Just below 4000m) and then walk downhill for about an hour to Phorste Thanga (3,680m) .We are going to walk through the Rhododendron and Pine forest towards Dole with a chance to see Musk Deer (One of the Endangered Species).
Day 07 Trek to Macchermo (4470m)As we are walking above 4200m, we won't be seeing any vegetation. It's going to be a short walk, just about 3-4 hours in the day. While walking through the hilly landscape, you will have a perfect view of Thamserku, Khantega and many other mountains. After crossing several small villages, you will reach Macchermo.
Day 08 Trek to Gokyo (4780m)The trail follows quite gently towards Gokyo where will be walking beside the 1st and 2nd lake.The first lake seems quite small but it provides a wonderful scenario as few pairs of ducks can be seen swimming over the lake. Then we will cross the second lake. Gokyo valley is beside the 3rd lake.
Day 09 Hike to Gokyo-Ri (5420m) and Trek down to MacchermoEarly morning hike to Gokyo Ri. It will be a tough 600m climbing. Once you reach the top of Gokyo Ri, all your hard work will be changed to happiness as you can enjoy panoramic sunrise views over the mountain ranges. Then you will walk down to Gokyo, have breakfast and then trek down to Macchermo.
Day 10 Trek down To NamcheWe will continue our trek down the Sherpa villages of Khumjung, leaving the mountains in the backdrop. We will head back towards Namche, the vibrant Sherpa town. Here you can buy souvenirs, tokens and many more. You can relax and enjoy the views as it provides a lot of options for refreshment.
Day 11 Trek down to Lukla.An early breakfast in Namche is followed by a downhill hike to Lukla. Retracing our path, we will walk down to Lukla which will take around 7 hours. On reaching Lukla, you can celebrate the completion of the trek. Overnight at lodge in Lukla.
Day 12 Early flight back to KathmanduWe will fly back to Kathmandu in the early morning. On your flight back to Kathmandu you can have breathtaking views of the mountains, rivers, forests and many more. As you arrive to Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private vehicle.
Day 13 Final departureA representative from Marvel Adventure will transfer you to the Airport from where you’ll board a flight to your next destination. Bid farewell to the nation of Himalayas with the plan to visit again.