This trek involves stunning view of Everest from Gokyo, also considered the best view of Everest from the whole Khumbu region. It also combines with the great views of lakes and glacier while doing this Gokyo Trek.
Grading of Trek : Moderate to hard
Type of Trek : Lodge/ Tea House
Highest Elevation : 5800 m (Nameless Fangs)
Highest point accommodation : 4750 meters (Gokyo)
Best Time : March-April/ Oct-November-December
The Cost: Contact-us.
Service includes: airport transfer in a private car, 4 nights in Kathmandu hotel (tourist class) in BB basis, 14 days trek in lodge basis, 3 meal & accommodation in the available lodges during the trek, national park fees, flight fare Ktm-Lukla-Ktm, one guide, one porter for 2 member, daily wages and meal and accommodation of guide and porter, one porter is allowed to carry maximum of 30 kg of total weight, insurance of guide & porter, full day sightseeing with English speaking guide with all entrance fees, one fare well dinner in Ktm.
Service Excludes: lunch/dinner at Kathmandu, domestic airport tax, laundry, telephone calls, emergency evacuation if required, donation, tips and all personal nature expenses.
Note: Clients are suggested to give maximum of 12 Kg. of personal luggage to the porter.
Day 01 Arrival at Kathmandu (1350m), transfer to hotel.
Day 02 Around 9.30 AM in the morning there will be formalities of meeting the guide and brief information of the tour of the day. We start the tour for discovering the extraordinary city. The program will be: Bhaktapur Durbar Square monuments with their wooden pagoda-temples, the Bodnath or Swayambhunath’s Buddhist sanctuaries and Pashupatinath, a holy Hindu temple where the cremations process of Hindu religion takes place, and, including many temples spread about along the crowded and busy streets of the antique city.
Day 03 Kathmandu - Lukla (2850m) - Phakding (2600m). In the morning we take the flight from Kathmandu for Lukla, about 50 minutes with the wonderful views of the Himalaya (on a clear day). After arrival at Lukla there will be sometime taken by the guides to arrange all the porters and necessary requirement. After Organizing with porters and Sherpas the trek starts immediately to Phakding (2600m). Short stage (3h) and down. The short walk will stop at Phakding for the day.
Day 04 Phakding - Namche Bazar (3440m): We follow the Dudh Koshi River, right and left side alternately. The track cut through the rocks, edged with crops suddenly goes up till Namche Bazar, capital of the Sherpa area: several small shops, Tibetan souvenirs, market on Saturday. As Namche being the hub for every trek in Everest region, it offers plenty of Lodges around. We choose one and stop for the night. 6 hours walk.
Day 05 Namche Bazar - Kumjung (3790m)-Namche: Short but important day to go to Khumjung & back to Namche, not rushing for acclimatization. Visit of the Everest National Park’ Museum (first viewpoints of Khumjung village. Wonderful view of the prince of the place: the Ama Dablam (that means:the mother who rises). In the afternoon, visit of the Kunde experimental “hospital”. 3h walk.
Day 06 Namche- Phortse Tenga (3675m): Today’s walk will be not long and it is easy with level trail and some gentler descending. The views of Thamserku and some more of the mountains will make you relax enjoyable for the day. This short walk is done keeping in mind to avoid high altitude risk later. Our stop will be at Phortse Tenga today.Lodge. 3.30 hours walk
Day 07 Phortse Tenga - Dole (4040m): We start walking through the hillside and later catch the trail off into the trail to Gokyo valley while going up into a rhododendrons forest embellished with nice waterfalls. Our overnight stay will be at Dole, small high mountain pasture village. 4h30 hours walk.
Day 08 Dole - Machermo (4440m): The trail passes from one village to another, and we progressively discover new mountains, especially Cho Oyu (8143m) making border with Tibet. Camp in a high mountain pasture village: Over night at Machermo. 3 hours’ walk. To avoid high altitude risk short walk is precautious.
Day 09 Machermo - Gokyo (4750m): Our destiny today is to reach up to Gokyo lakes then we will understand that Cho Oyo means “Turquoise lake”. We witness 3rd lake on our trail and stop for the night at Gokyo, center of mountains cirque which is considered by some as aesthetically better than Everest one... 4 hours walk.
Day 10 Gokyo Peak (5280m): Easy way on the south hillside so slowly our acclimatization is going well. It’s about 5 hours walk in total. The view from Gokyo Ri is only one of the many reasons for visiting Gokyo. Relaxing on the lodge, picturesque lake is worth seeing, and for many more.
Day 11 & Day 12 Explore around Gokyo to Knobby Views, Fifth Lake and Nameless fangs.
Nameless Fangs (5800 m): It’s well worth scrambling up to have a close look at these tooth-like towers and the views are fantastic. But one should be cautious to make the climb due to high elevation risk, you have to be fit enough and properly acclimatized. The views of Cho Oyo and Gyanchung is breath taking form this distance, also, extensive view of Everest you’ll get anywhere in the Khumbu region.
Ngozumpa (the fifth lake/ 4490 m): it takes 3.30 hours from Gokyo climbing the moraine, the views of Everest from here is more extensive than from Gokyo Ri or Kala Patthar. OR you can choose to go to Knobby View (5553m): Another stunning viewpoint better even than Nameless fangs. To summit is more satisfying. It is most probably the best viewpoint in whole Khumbu. The only route that can be recommended is the spur that begins close to the fifth lake. Initially the ridge is steep but later it soon eases off. There are so called two summits here, one what looked the summit from below is a surprise, the real one is couple of knobs away. Even though, the false summit is also satisfying for most of the trekkers. From the real summit the lakes, glacier, snow and ice everywhere is an alpine scene without climbing any major peaks. Our expert guide will be very supportive to take you to the summit and carefully to take you down as descending is also not easy and it is tricky.
Day13 & 14 & 15 is just retreating back the trail with again the same majestic views & surroundings: Lodge
Day 16 Namche Bazar - Phakding-Lukla. We already know the trail we have followed on the going way. 7 hours walk.
Day 17 Flight Lukla – Kathmandu: flight which again takes about 50 minutes. The transfer will be arranged to take you to the hotel at Kathmandu. Free day.
Day 18 Free day in the afternoon, in the evening farewell dinner is arranged.
Day 19 Final departure, transfer to airport.