Gokyo Lake Trekking Itinerary

Day 01Arrival 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.  

  • Meals: No meals
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1350m
Day 02Morning 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. 

  • Meals: Full Board
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Place: Phakding
  • Altitude: 2620m
Day 03Phakding 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. 

  • Meals: Full Board
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3440m
Day 04Rest day in Namche for acclimatization

Optional hike to Thame/Khumjung Monastery/Everest view Hotel. Over night at Guest house. 

  • Meals: Full Board
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Place: Namche
  • Altitude: 3440m
Day 05Namche 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. 

  • Meals: Full Board
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Place: Phortse Thanga
  • Altitude: 3680m
Day 06Phortse 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. 

  • Meals: Full Board
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Place: Machhermo
  • Altitude: 4100m
Day 07Machermo 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. 

  • Meals: Full Board
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Place: Gokyo lake
  • Altitude: 4750m
Day 08morning 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.

  • Meals: Full Board
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Place: Phanga
  • Altitude: 4700m
Day 09Phanga 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.  

  • Meals: Full Board
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Place: Khumking
  • Altitude: 3790m
Day 10Khumjung 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. 

  • Meals: Full Board
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Place: Manjo
  • Altitude: 2820m
Day 11Manjo 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.

  • Meals: Full Board
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Place: Lukla
  • Altitude: 2620m
Day 12Morning fly to Kathmandu

Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. Afternoon is free, Evening farewell dinner at the typical Nepalese restaurant. 

  • Meals: Breakfast+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
Day 13Final Departure to Airport.
  • Meals: B