Gokyo Everest Trekking
The trek to Gokyo offers an alternative to the traditional trek to Everest base camp. From Gokyo, more of Everest itself is visible, though from a slightly greater distance.
The trek to Gokyo offers an alternative to the traditional trek to Everest base camp. From Gokyo, more of Everest itself is visible, though from a slightly greater distance, than from kala pattar above gorak shep. A high-altitude trek to a valley east of Everest base camp. Excellent views of Everest small lodges on the entire route and usually less crowded than the base camp trek.
The mountains are more spectacular, the Ngozumpa Glacier is the largest in the Nepal Himalaya, and from a ridge avove Gokyo, fur 8000m peaks (Cho Oyou, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu) are visible at once. The view of the tremendous ice ridge between cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang (7922m) is one of the most dramatic panoramas in Khumbu. There are many options for additional exploration and high-altitude walking, including the crossing of cho La, a 5420m-high pass into Khumbu.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) Airport and transfer to hotel. Welcome dinner.
Day 02: Kathmandu Preparation for the Trek
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla & Trek to Phakding (2652m/8,700ft),3/4hrs
Day 04: Trek to Namche (3440m/11,284ft),5/6hrs
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (440m/11,284ft)
Day 06: Trek to Khumjung (3786m/12419ft),5/6 hrs
Day 07: Trek to Dole (4110m/13152ft),6/7hrs
Day 08: Trek to Machhermu (4470m/1466ft),5,6hrs
Day 09:Trek to Gokyo,(4750m/15585ft),3/4 hrs
Day 10: Trek to Gokyo-Ri (5360m)
Day 11:Trek to Thangnak,(4700m/15421ft),5/6hrs
Day 12: Trek to Lobuche (4930m/16175ft), – cross Over Tsho la 9/10hrs
Day 13: Trek to Gorekshep ( 5160m/16,929ft),3 hrs Visit Everest base camp.
Day 14: Early morning hitke to Kalapatthar (5545m/18,192ft). Trek to Pheriche.
Day 15: Trek to Namche Bazzar, (3440m/11284 ft ),6/7 hrs
Day 16: Trek back to Lukla ,(2800m/9,184ft ), 7/8 hrs
Day 17: Fly back Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 18: Leisure day in Kathmandu. Farewell dinner.
Day 19: Final departure for your onward destination
Moderate to strenuous
A moderate to strenuous trek requires a medium level of fitness. During these treks you will be required to walk up to 6 hours in one day. The trails will not always be clear and may at times be narrow and steep. You will be at times quite high in altitude so should be prepared for colder conditions and occasional snow. Moderate to strenuous treks are normally in well facilitated areas but at times you should be prepared for minimal facilities and amenities, esp. if it is a camping trek. And you will be more isolated from major roads and towns.