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Everest Gokyo Valley & Thame Trekking

Trip Highlights

Trekking route  : Lukla to Gokyo & Lukla
Total Duration   : 16 night’s/17 days in total
Trek Duration : 13 days
Grade : Moderate to Adventurous
Max. Elevation : 5400meters at top of the Gokyo Ri
Trekking style : Tea house trek
Meal : Full board on trek
Accommodation : lodge on trek
Transportation : Flight & private vehicle
Best Months  : Sept - Nov & Mar - May

Trip Introduction

Everest is known as roof of the world. The Everest region is understandably one of the most popular and spectacular destinations for trekkers and mountaineers as it offers challenging and enjoyable adventures and some of the most picturesque scenery of highest mountains in the world. This trek begins with a dramatic scenic flight to Lukla. The trek starts down hill to the Dudh Koshi River following many local villages on route with beautiful views of the high snow capped peaks and through the region called the land of Sherpa.
This trek includes all the highlights of the Sagarmatha National Park including Namche Bazaar known as main gate of Khumbu region also called Khumbu's Sherpa capital. You can also visit Gokyo valley with its five glacier lakes and climb Gokyo peak(5400m) to see spectacular mountain views including 4 mountains over 8000m in height. You can also explore the Buddhist religion and culture, hidden Yeti legends, meet friendly sherpa people and see  rare Himalayan wildlife. panoroma trekking

Trekking Itinerary

OutLine Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sight-seeing

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla – trek to Phakding: (2610m)

Day 04: Phakding to Namche (3446m)

Day 05: Rest / Explore day at Namche Bazaar (3446m)

Day 06: Namche - Phortse Tanga-Dole (4200m)

Day 07: Dole to Machhermo (4470m)

Day 08: Machhermo to Gokyo (4790m)

Day 09: Rest / Explore day at Gokyo (4790m)

Day 10: Gokyo to Gokyo Peak (5400m) to Dole (4200m)

Day 11: Dole to Khumjung village (3750m)

Day 12: Khumjung Village to Thame (3800m)

Day 13: Thame to Monju (2800m)

Day 14: Monju to Lukla (2820m)

Day 15: Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 16: Leisure at Kathmandu

Day 17: Departure from Kathmandu

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Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Namaste and welcome to the Himalayan country of Nepal. You will be meet at the airport and be transfered to your hotel for check-in. After time to get refreshed, you will be meet in the evening for a welcome dinner in one of the finest Nepalese restaurants which includes a cultural show. Then afterwards you will be briefed about your trip and brought back to the Hotel for your overnight stay.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sight-seeing
Today, after breakfast you will go on a guided sightseeing tour of the highlights of Kathmandu and the surrounding Valley. You will visit Swoyambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple, with its fine views over Kathmandu valley. The temple has many interesting features as well as the great stupa with highest point to the Kathmandu valley.
After this you can join the devotees, pilgrims and wandering saddhus (holy men) at Pashupatinath. Pashupatinath is the most important Hindu temple in Nepal as well as being one of the most important Shiva temples on the subcontinent. It is situated on the banks of the holy Bagmati River where you may have a chance to see a cremation on the River bank.
Take time to walk around Bodhnath (Boudha) stupa, the largest in Nepal and one of the largest in the world. Boudha is also the centre of Tibetan culture in Nepal and a wonderfully vibrant, interesting community.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla – trek to Phakding: (2610m)
Early in the morning your guide will come to pick you up at your hotel for the transfer to the domestic airport. You will fly from Kathmandu to Lukla where the trek starts. Initially the trail descends steadily along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River, passing Sherpa villages and Mani stones before reaching Phakding. This an easy day for first step to the Khumbu region exploring the village and river bank and overnight at Phakding.

Day 04: Phakding to Namche (3446m)
  Approximately 5 hrs duration, this is a beautiful days walking through magnificent rhododendron, magnolia and fir forest. Several villages provide welcome teashops and the views of the peaks improve continuously until Namche is finally reached after a long ascent up a ridge. Namche is the main Sherpa village and the main gate of Khumbu region. We can rest here and enjoy an afternoon walking round the village.

Day 05: Rest / Explore day at Namche Bazaar (3446m)
This is day for exploring the local market and can have lot of facilities such as internet, phone, club bar, bakery house and local shopping for tourists. You can also visit Everest view hotel above Namche from where you can see many high mountains, including the highest, Mt. Everest. If you have got the time, visit the hidden village of Khumjung with a Monastery (with a Yeti head!) and the Hillary school and back to Namche for overnight at the Hotel. This day also allows you to acclimatize to the altitude, necessary for the onward journey.

Day 06: Namche - Phortse Tanga-Dole (4200m)
Start your trek to the gokyo region crossing through the chhorten with scenery of Mt. Everest and Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Khangtega, Kusum Kangaru, Tawache and more peaks around the area. You can see a 360 degree view of snow capped mountains from this route before reaching Kyanjuma. This is also one of the most popular places to see himalayan wildlife such as Musk deer, Pheasant (Danfe), blood pheasants and  himalayan goat etc. Ascend on the left side to Monga hill and continue down to Phortse Thanga and where we stop for lunch. After lunch, trek up to Dole and overnight at Hotel.  

Day 07: Dole to Machhermo (4470m)
From Dole the trail climbs via Lhabarma at 4220m to Luza at 4360m. The path is steep in most places as it climbs through scrub to Lhabarma. The track continues to climb along the side of the valley high above the river, crossing sandy spurs to reach Machermo at 4410m. It was in Machermo in 1974 that one of the first Yeti sightings was reported in Khumbu. There are three hotels and good mountain views in Machhermo. You can visit the Himalayan rescue association and overnight at hotel here.

Day 08: Machhermo to Gokyo (4790m)
Beyond Machhermo the trail climbs a ridge for an excellent view both down the valley to Kantega and up towards Cho-Oyu (8153m). Beyond the ridge the valley widens as the trail passes through Pangram at 4390m. We descend to the river bank before beginning the climb up to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier. It is a steep climb on the moraine. Afterwards the trail levels out as it follows the valley past a second lake, known as Longponga at 4690m, and then finally up a boulder-strewn path to Gokyo at 4,790m, on edge of third lake where we will stay for the night.

Day 09: Rest / Explore day at Gokyo (4790m)
After your breakfast in Gokyo, you have the chance to explore the fourth and fifth lakes higher in the mountains and enjoy the spectacular views. This is a great opportunity to see all of Mt. Everest and Cho-yu, lake views in the Himalayas and one of the biggest glaciers in the world named Na-jumpa glacier.

Day 10: Gokyo to Gokyo Peak (5400m) to Dole (4200m)
Early in the morning we will hike to Gokyo Ri for a sunrise view and breathtaking views of Mt. Everest and the Himalayan scenery (from here you can see 4 mountains higher than 8000m). This is an experience of a life time land will leave you with unforgettable memories.  It takes 1 more hour to return to Gokyo for breakfast.
After breakfast we have an easier trek down through the trail retracing our path to Dole. This day offers you fantastic views of the surrounding mountains. We stay overnight in the hotel in Dole.

Day 11: Dole to Khumjung village (3750m)
Trek down again for four hours and climb uphill to the top at Mongla. Here you will have a good chance to see wildlife such as the Himalayan Thar, Himalayan Monal, Danfe, Blood Pheasant and musk deer. Enjoy the day with the wildlife, scenery and explore the hidden valley and the hillary school in Khumjung village. Here you can visit a monastery with a Yeti head and stay overnight at a hotel.

Day 12: Khumjung Village to Thame (3800m)
This area offers fantastic scenery of mountains and some of the most of famous sherpa climbers came from Thame village. Most of these climbers have completed record breaking climbs of Mt. Everest and the area is called the zone of the record climbers. Enjoy exploring around the village and the scenery. We stay overnight at a hotel in Thame.

Day 13: Thame to Monju (2800m)
Trek back to Namche and descend along the dudh Koshi River with views of Kongde, Kusum Kangaru, Thamserku en-route. You can also see Mt. Everest from one point.and cross suspension bridges along the way. Overnight at Monju.

Day 14: Monju to Lukla (2820m)
This is last and easy day of your trek. After breakfast we trek 3/4 hours back to Lukla.  Lunch and rest will be in Lukla. Later in the afternoon explore the local market and village and enjoy a final dinner in the mountians.

Day 15: Lukla to Kathmandu
Early in the morning after a quick breakfast, we check in to the airport and fly back to Kathmandu enjoying the wonderful scenery on the way. When we reach Kathmandu you will be transferred to your Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 16: Leisure at Kathmandu
This is a full day at leisure to rest and relax, to explore the local area and perhaps do a bit of last minute shopping at the heart of Kathmandu valley. You also have the option of doing some sight-seeing including Bhaktapur and Patan. Afterwards, you will have an evening farewell dinner with your crew and overnight at Hotel.

Day 17: Departure from Kathmandu
Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you’ll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.

Note: The itinerary may flexible during the trek depending upon the clients requirements and fitness.

Extending your holiday
In Nepal, there are many choices and options if you'd like to extend your holiday before or after your main booking. Here are just a few suggestions of extensions available for this trip:

  Travel to the Trans Himalayan country with its mysterious and spiritual land of Tibet
- Visit land of the thunder dragon known as Bhutan
- Take a memorable wildlife safari with Elephant back ride in the Chitwan National park
- White water River rafting in the Himalayan country of Nepal
- 1 hour amazing mountain flight closest to the Mt. Everest
- Visit Darjeeling/Sikkim tour to India.
- Extend your trek in different trekking areas
- Bungee Jumping, Paragliding, Mountain biking and many more. >>>Back to Top

Service Includes

  • 4 Night Delux twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu in 4 star hotel
  • All local transportation by suitable vehicle(car, van, bus) in Kathmandu
  • Complementary welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • A day Kathmandu sightseeing as per itinerary with tour guide, vehicle & entry fees
  • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu both way flight  ticket
  • Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) basis during the Everest Gokyo valley  trek
  • Accommodation on teahouse/lodge during the Everest Gokyo Valley trek
  • Everest Gokyo Valley trek leader (English speaking, First Aid and eco trained), Sherpa helper(for each two member), all payments
  • Sagarmatha National park  entry fee & TIMS and all major permit and entry fee
  • Exclusive medical kit bag
  • All government and local taxes
  • Intl. flight ticket re-confirmation
  • Submit your tourist registration form to the require embassy/consulate

Service does not Includes

  • Visa fees, intl. airfare & departure taxes
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in city
  • Travel and rescue insurance for Annapurna base camp trek
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
  • Tips for driver, guides and porters
  • Any extending trips
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Enjoy the adventure with our Himalayan guides and take good memories away with you from Nepal.

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