One of the most adventurous and exploratory trek. There exist series of high alpine lakes. Often known as Gokyo Valley Trek and Gokyo Lake Trek, it is shorter than regular Lukla to Everest Base Camp Trekking. Also the elevation at Gokyo RI is the highest measuring 5364 m from the sea level. Gokyo Valley Trekking offers you an extraordinary and once in a lifetime experience to witness the beauty of the world’s tallest and prettiest mountains, exquisite glaciers, including Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in the Himalayas and second in the world. This journey takes you through the magnificent valleys of Dudh Koshi, rich in atypical biodiversity, century’s old Buddhist monasteries, traditional Sherpa villages ; and finally brings you to the footsteps of the renowned Namche Bazaar, the epitome of Sherpa civilization and a gateway to classic Everest route. Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri trek is for those who like to walk in the Everest region without the physical stress of reaching the base camp of Everest or crossing high passes in the vicinity.To grab the trip pleasure and make it  precious, you can join the trip of TOP OF THE WORLD ADVENTURE.

OTHER DETAILS

Destination: Nepal

Trekking destination: Phakding, Namche Bazar, Machhermo,Gokyo,Dole, monjo,Lukla

Activities: Trekking

Trekking duration: 10 Days

Walking hour: 4-6 hours each day

Transportation: local bus/private jeep

Season: September to December and February to June

Food: healthy and nutritious meals provided on the trails with Seasonal fruit

Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek

 

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu. (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 02 : Fly from Kathmandu –Lukla (2,840m ) 35 Minutes – trek to Phakding (2,610m/ 8,563ft )  .4 Hours

Day 03: Phakding – Namche Bazar ( 3,440m/ 11,290ft ) 5 Hours

Day 04: Namche Bazar –  Machhermo (3820m/12,532ft ) 5-6 Hours

Day 05: Machhermo – Gokyo (4750m/15580ft) 6 hours

Day 06: Gokyo – Dole (4200m) 4 hours

Day 07: Dole – Monjo (2835 m) 5 hours

Day 08: Monjo –  Lukla (2,840m/9,186ft ) 4 hours 5 hours

Day 09: Fly from Lukla – Kathmandu – 35 Minutes

Day 10: Departure From Nepal

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

If it’s a clear day when you are flying into Kathmandu, then your tour begins right from the skies itself. The sights from the windows of our jet shows us glimmering snow-capped mountain peaks spread out down below us, giving us the first thrills of our just begun vacation, sparking off a whole reaction of unforgettable experiences that stay with us for some time to come. As soon as your plane hits the tarmac of Tribhuwan International Airport, Top of the World Adventures offices representative and driver will be on standby to meet and greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel for the 10 days trek in Nepal to Gokyo. The representative will help you check into your designated hotel, and after going to our rooms and refreshing ourselves we will be briefed about our daily activities. The rest of your time is free to move around the neighborhood and get familiar with your surroundings before you go on 10 days adventurous trekking in Nepal with Top of the World Adventure.

Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840m/9,186ft ) 35 Minutes – trek to Phakding  (2,610m/8,563ft) 3 Hours                                                                                                                           Fly along the eastern Himalayas to Lukla from kathmandu and after small break, we start for a short easy trek to phakding is fulfilling with amazing Himalayan view and traditional settlements of Sherpa.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

Day 3: Phakding to Namche Bazar ( 3,440m/ 11,290 ft ) 5 Hours                                                                    We begin today’s trek along the Dudh Koshi river bank ,ascending to Namche Hill up north crossing over suspension bridges to the base of Namche Bazaar. which is the largest and most prosperous settlement in the Khumbu valley. It is also a historical trading center of the region- foods, salt, clothes and other stuffs are shopped by locals. The trail climbs further more and we will get the first mesmerizing and breathtaking view of Everest on the way and enters into the Everest national park.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

Day 04: Namche Bazar –  Machhermo (3820m/12,532ft ) 5-6 Hours

We will begin our daily hike with a steady climb along the valley.The juniper forests dominates the woods. As we go up, you will see beautiful summer settlements and grazing land throughout. Superb views of Cho Oyu, its neighboring peaks Kantega and Thamserku will feast your eyes. By noon, we will arrive at Machermo (4,410m). We will spend the rest of the day exploring Machermo (4,410m),and spend the night there.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

Day 05: Machhermo – Gokyo                                                                                                                      We ascend on a hill and enjoy views of the Dudh Koshi valley and Kangtega, Thamserku and Cho-Oyu mountains. Beyond the ridge the valley widens as the trail passes through a Chorten and reaches Phangga. We descend to the river bank before climbing up to the terminal moraine of the Ngozamba Glacier on a steep trail. We pass through Longpongo, Raboche Tsho and Dudh Pokhari before reaching Gokyo. On the trail next to the first lake, we see what is believed to be the footprints of a Lama (Buddhist priest). We explore Dudh Pokhari before calling it a night. Stay overnight in Gokyo.                                                         Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

Day 06: Gokyo to Dole: 3 – 4 hours

We descend on a trail along the Dudh Koshi River and pass  the first Gokyo lakes. On the way we also enjoy views of the Cholatse and Taboche peaks. Our trail descends before climbing a hill. After reaching the chorten at the edge, we see great views of Thamserku, Cho Oyu, and Kangtega mountains. We walk past Machhermo, Luza and Lhafarma villages before reaching Dole. Overnight in Dole.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

Day 07: Dole – Monjo                                                                                                                             Hiking up from Phortse Thanga to Mong La is one of the most difficult part of trek as it is all the way steep uphill till Mong La other wise it is about down hill and flat only till Monjo. Today we will exit from Sagarmatha National Park too as Monjo is gateway for Sagarmatha National Park. Stay overnight at Monjo.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 8: Monjo to Lukla (2,840m/9,186ft ) 4 hours                                                                         Today is the last day of the trek,after breakfast in Monjo we start the trail through villages like Chumoa, Benkar, Phakding, and Chuthawa and get a chance to explore their tradition and culture. Though most of the route is an easy downhill slope,then we climb uphill for an hour to reach Lukla. We will stay overnight in Lukla.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 9: Fly to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft ) 35 Minutes                                                                  After breakfast, we fly back to Kathmandu. After arriving in Kathmandu we take a rest at our hotel or stroll in the streets of Thamel, a popular tourist hub for some souvenir shopping and after adventurous but little tiring trekking you can reward your muscles with a massage service. You can also take an early evening yoga class at Pranamaya Yoga, with two locations in Thamel and Patan. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner hosted by Top of the world adventure to celebrate the successful completion of our 5 days trekking. Then we will stay Overnight in Kathmandu.                                                                                               Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 10: Final departure                                                                                                                         Our adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! Top of the world adventure  representative will drop you off at the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home, you have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal and Say farewell to Nepal and its amazing people, mountains and nature. Until the next time!

Included meals: Breakfast

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