Gokyo Lake Trekking Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu
Upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport, our airport representative will welcome you and give you short info about Kathmandu and directly drive to Hotel.
Day 02: Morning fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2620m), 4hrs
Morning flight to Lukla and start the trek through Sherpa village. The trail goes gradually flat and easy to Phakding.
Day 03: Phakding trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m), 5hrs
You are approaching the Himalaya. Viewing all mountain and pine forest and following the yak trail takes you to Namche Bazar. On the way you will have the first encounter of Mount Everest, Amadablam, Themserku and many more.
Day 04: Rest day in Namche for acclimatization
Optional hike to Thame/Khumjung Monastery/Everest view Hotel. Over night at Guest house.
Day 05: Namche trek to Phortse Thanga 5hrs. /3680m.
Trek begins very easily first part then trail goes up hill to Mongla Danda which is on the top of the Hill. From here the Buddhism was introduce into the Khumbu valley. Descend 300m to Phortse Thanga from Mongla Danda through the Bush forest.
Day 06: Phortse Thanga trek to Machhermo (4100m), 5hrs
Facing with the dramatically rising peak through the old alpine and moss covered Rhododendron in the first part. Then you will arrive at Tonga, which is abandon house and path goes gradually up to Dole. You are walking steep up out of the forest to an increasingly barren hillside cover with tundra grass land.
Day 07: Machermo trek to Gokyo lake (4750m), 5hrs
The ridge offers the shelter from the winds and goes through the rocky stone steps besides the small river. Along the way Cho Oyu (8201m) and many Himalayan range appears in front. Pass the first lake Lonponga Tsho, Taboche Tsho and Dudh Pokhari arrive in Gokyo lake.
Day 08: morning hike to Gokyo Ri (5400m), 2hrs and trek to Phanga (4700m), 3hrs
Hike up to Gokyo Ri 5410m takes about 2.5hrs. This is the most remarkable viewpoint in Khumbu. The view offer Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and many more Mountain range. Trek back to Phanga.
Day 09: Phanga trek to Khumjing (3790m), 7hrs
Hiked down to Machhermo and Dole as the descent is more easy and faster and easily you can do it. Khumjung is another hidden valley in the Everest region. Visit the Monastery and Hillary School in the morning.
Day 10: Khumjung Trek to Namche Bazar (1.5hrs) and trek to Manjo 3hrs
Path goes mostly descending through the alpine forest. Once pass Phortse Thanga the path goes steep uphill to Mohan Danda then easy path to Namche through the ridge.
Day 11: Manjo trek to Lukla 5hrs.
After the breakfast, Gradually downhill walk through the Sherpa village and few times cross the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi and reach Lukla about 2 PM.
Day 12: Morning fly to Kathmandu
Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. Afternoon is free, Evening farewell dinner at the typical Nepalese restaurant.