11 days Gokyo Trek
11 days Gokyo Trek encompasses Lukla, Namche, Gokyo Lake, Gokyo Valley and Gokyo Ri with majestic mountain summits in Everest region including Mt. Everest, the top of the world. This moderate trek in Everest region takes us to spectacular Gokyo Valley with massive Gokyo Lake and offers us to witness, probably, the best view of Mt. Everest and other towering snow-fed mountain summits above 8000m. Besides, the core wilderness, Lukla Airport, Dudhkoshi River, deep wood and diverse species of alpine wildlife in Sagarmatha National Park, authentic culture and civilization of Sherpa People, Namche Bazar, the trade and tourist hub in Khumbu region and Hotel Everest View, the hotel located at the highest elevation of the world are equally fascinating during 11 days Gokyo Trek.
Commence your 11 days Gokyo Trek with a short and spectacular flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Enjoy walk via Lukla airport and Lukla Town. Observe the country lifestyle of the local Sherpa people. Further, trek to Phakding and spend the first night there.
Trek to Manjo where you will get your National Park Permit is checked. Now, begin your walk in Sagarmatha National Park along Dudhkoshi River. You will experience beautiful hills and the lush forest. Ascend to Namche Bazar.
Namche Bazar is popular as both tourist and trade hub for entire Khumbu region. Traditional Tibetan Market, Sherpa Cultural Museum, modern restaurants and hotels and alluring view of Mt. Amadablam are the major attractions of Namche Bazar. We hike up to Hotel Everest View and celebrate magnificent landscapes and views of majestic mountain summits including Mt. Everest.
Pass Namche and the further ascent takes us to Machhemro via Dole and finally to incredible Gokyo Valley. We will astonish to see this beautiful valley in the heart of Himalayas and the grand Gokyo Lake. The Gokyo Lake is a natural freshwater lake in Gokyo Valley which is completely frozen during winter. We enjoy this stay at Gokyo valley enjoy the breathtaking scenenary and the serene Gokyo Lake.
Rise early in the morning; ascend to the apex of Gokyo Ri, the highest point of 11 days Gokyo Trek. Enjoy the life- changing mountain panorama including Mt. Everest, Cho Yu, Loa Tse, Makalu and many other alluring snow-fed mountain peaks. Walk down to Gokyo Valley and tek back to Namche and then to Lukla. Take another short flight to Kathmandu to end your 11 days Gokyo Trek.
Note: Lukla flights, sometimes, gets disturbed due to bad weather condition which creates poor visibility. So, it is recommended to have some spare days.
Highlights 11 days Gokyo Trek
- A scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
- Namche Bazar, Hotel Everest View, Sherpa Cultural Museum, Tibetan Market etc.
- Sagarmatha National Park and its Himlayan Flora and Fauna
- Sherpa People and their life style
- Stunning, serene and exotic Gokyo Lake
- Gokyo Ri and mountain views:Mt Lhotse [8,516m/27,940ft], Mt Makalu [8,462m/27,762ft] and Cho Oyu [8,201m/26,906ft] and Mt Everest [8,848m/29,029ft] itself.
We will offer three star accommodations in Kathmandu . If you want to upgrade the accommodation, you have to pay some extra. Mountain accommodation during the trekking days will be very ordinary and basic. All accommodation will be on twin sharing basis. Single supplementary has to pay extra. We spend the night at lodges and guesthouses. We occasionally get attached bathrooms. eNepaltour Pvt. Ltd. tries its best to book the A grade accommodation in the mountain prior to the trekking unlike other populated regions.
We provide only breakfast in Kathmandu and all three meals ( breakfast, luch and dinner) during the trekking days. In the trekking days, you pick up the item mentioned in the menu at the lodge or guesthouse and you will enjoy it. Sometimes, in a big group, you may have buffet service too. This takes place especially in peak season (Sept-Nov). Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be provided at the guesthouse where we spent the night, lunch somewhere in the middle of the next destination and dinner at the guesthouse where we stay tonight. We offer you typical organic Nepali cushion which are really amazing.
Best Time to Travel
Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and spring (March to May) are the best time for Trekking. The weather is delightful and pleasant during autumn. The mountain views are astonishing.
The hills are wrapped with beautiful flowering rhododendron during spring. Mjaority of the trekkers find Spring as the best time for 11 days Gokyo Trek since they love to see flowering rhododendron.
Winter( Dec-Feb) will be very harsh due to cold and cloudy weather which hide the mountain peaks.
Summer will be too hot for some trekkers. Heavy rainfall occurs and disturbs the transportation and even walk in the mountain.
Physical Condition and Experience
Those who can walk 5-7 hours in the mountain can do this trek. 11 days Gokyo Trek is a moderate and sometimes it becomes challenging trek in Everest Region Trekking . Regular exercise, jogging and short hiking enhance your stamina and confidence. Prior trekking experience and technical skills are recommended . These prior skills will be an asset for it.
Getting to the trailhead and Away
We fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. It is short 35 minutes flight. Lukla is the beginning point of 11 days Gokyo Trek. We again end our 11 days Gokyo Trek at Lukla and take a scenic flight to Kathmandu.
Threats and Safety
We do not really face such terrible threats during this trekking. There is no any slippery and terribly steep trail . We do not challenge any glaciers and avalenches in 11 days GokyoTrek. However, it is hard to climb Gokyo ri during winter. For this, you need to see the weather condition and board on your trekking.
There are few cases the trekkers suffered from altitude sickness. It may be because dehydration and lack of stamina. And even sometimes, we have the problem of food poison. Report it to you trekking leader or guide if you have any health inconveniences. You will immediately be rescued. Drink plenty of hot drinks and do not smoke in the higher elevation. Have balanced diet and have sound sleep.
Keep your body warm with proper clothing and wear proper hiking or trekking boots.
Note: If you have serious health problem, please consult doctor or inform us before departure to the trailhead.
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Day 01 - Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft (Walking Distance: 8 KM) Duration: 3 hours
It is a short and scenic flight of 35 minutes. The take off takes place from Tribhuwan International Airport domestic. Sometimes, we have our flights disturbed due to unfavorable weather condition. For this we have to be patient.
Upon our arrival at Lukla airport, we meet our entire team and alongwith porters and we begin trekkking to Phakding. Phakding is located at the lower elevation than Lukla. This trek today is on the flat and descent. Teahouse Overnight at Phakding.
Day 02 - Trek from Phakding to Namche [3,440m/11,280ft] that takes 6 and a half hours. Teahouse overnight
We begin today's trek after breakfast. Today, we enter into Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site located at the highest elevation in the world. Jorsalle is the entry point where we get our National Park Entry checked. Then, the trail ascends to a suspension bridge. After suspension bridge, the trail is all the way up and steep and we finally gey Namche. Teahouse overnight at Namche.
Day 03 - Acclimatization Day - Hike to Everest View Hotel (Walking Distance: 3-4 KM) Duration: 3-4 Hours
Acclamatization at Namche is very crucial. If we go quickly to the higher elevation in the mountain, we may get altitude sickness. Today, we take a walk around Namche , walk upto Hotel Everest view and also visit Sherpa International Museum. Besides, we explore beautiful Khumjung village. Teahouse overnight at Namche.
Day 04 - Namche to Dole (4200m/13776ft) Duration: 5 hrs
Today, we divide the trail going to Everest Base Camp. We leave this trail and head to Dole. Now, we begin to climb. Rhododendron and juniper are dominant in today’s trekking. We also encounter with several high pasture lands and kharkas. Finally we get Dole where we get a few lodges and tea houses where we spend overnight. Twache and Kumbila are major highlighting views of todays trek. Overnight at teahouse at Dole.
Day 05 - Dole to Machhermo (4400m/14432ft) Duration: 5 hrs
We still enjoy pleasant juniper today. We encounter with several steep trails today while finally leads to Machhermo. Machhermo is the place where Yeti killed three yaks and it also attacked a Sherpa from the same village. Overnight at Teahouse at Machhermo.
Day 06 - Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4700m/15416ft) Duration: 4 hrs
Today’s trek is relatively shorter and more pleasant. We climb the ridge and the ridge widens and offers the breathtaking views of Cho you (8201m). We greatly celebrate this view and further continue our trek to Gokyo. On the way, we view Ngozumpa Glacier. The smaller lakes lead finally to Gokyo lake which is the most astounding one. Overnight at Teahouse at Gokyo.
Day 07 - Hike to Gokyo RI (5360m/17880ft) Duration: 4 hrs
We wake up Early and climb up to the Gokyo-Ri, for extraordinary view of Mahalangur Himalayan range, it takes around 2hrs climb to the top of the peak, providing a superb view of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse and Tawache & a great looking of Ngozumpa glacier a largest glacier in Nepal. Overnight at teahouse at Gokyo.
Day 08 - Trek back to Machhermo (4400m/14432ft) Duration: 8 hrs
We follow the same trail to trek down to Machhermo. However, we still enjoy the panoramic views of mountains. Overnight at teahouse at Machhermo.
Day 09- Trek back to Namche
We again follow the same trail to trek down to Namche. Namche is the gateway to Everest region trekking and it has tremendous things to exlore. Overnight at Teahouse at Namche.
Day 10- Trek back to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) Duration: 7 hours
Today, we have again longer working day. It is a trekking of 7 hours today. We pass via Jorsalle, Phakding and finally get Lukla. We wait at Lukla for the next day’s flight.
Day 11 - Fly back to Kathmandu
This is a 35 minutes short and scenic flight to Kathmandu. We have farewell dinner this evening.
Duration: 10 nights/ 11 days
Trip Grade: Moderate
Destination: Nepal, Asia
Group Size: Minimum 1 - Maximum 12 People
Arrival On: Kathmandu
Departure From: Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Best Season: March-April/ Sept-Dec