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Gokyo Valley, Nepal

West Line of Everest Trek

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NP30: 12 Days Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding - Namche Bazaar - Dole - Machhermo - Gokyo - Renjo La Pass - Lungden - Thame - Namche Bazaar - Lukla - Kathmandu

Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized
Guide & Driver: Experienced trekking guide, private driver & air-conditioned car
Hotel: Well selected guesthouses, also be open to your own choice

Itinerary
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Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding: 3-4 hours
In the morning, you'll be picked up from the hotel that you booked on your own in Kathmandu. We will send you to the Kathmandu airport for the flight to Lukla. The morning flight will arrive in Lukla about 35 minutes later. On arrival you will meet your guide and the porter. As long as you’re ready to trek, you, following the guide, will start off. The first day would be an easy day with relatively flat trails, and you’ll get to Phakding (2,610 meters) in around 4 hours.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Local guesthouse

Day 02: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar: 5-6 hours
We'll go from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,427 meters) today, with multiple upward and downward trails. About 2 hours after setting off, we will reach the town Monjo. And then the trail is easy to hike in the following 1.5 hours. After that, we'll go through several suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River, and trek for another 2-3 hours until reaching Namche. This is a beautiful town, and is busy in the peak season of local tourism. We will stay there for two nights.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Local guesthouse

  • Namche Bazaar, Nepal
    Namche Bazaar
  • Suspension bridges over Dudh Koshi River
    Suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River
Day 03: Namche Bazaar: acclimatization
We'll stay at Namche Bazaar to adapt the environment at high altitude. Appropriate exercise would help you to adapt and release the altitude stress. After breakfast, we'll go northwards to Khumjung village nearby, where you could see sacred Mt. Ama Dablam for the first time on the trekking tour. We'll rest and have lunch at Khumjung, and then go south to Everest View Hotel. Seeing the majestic Mt. Everest by the hotel, we'll return to Namche Bazaar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Local guesthouse

Day 04: Trek from Namche to Dole: 7-8 hours
We're to trek over the height of 4,000 meters today after the acclimatization. It will be hard to trek for a long time, but it's also very exciting to see the miraculous sceneries. You, following the guide, will hike through the dense pine forests, and see Mount Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam and Mt. Lhotse. You'll also see some old monasteries, to explore the mysterious Sherpa culture. 7-8 hours later, we'll get to Dole (4,040 meters) and stay overnight there.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Local guesthouse

Day 05: Trek from Dole to Machhermo: 5-6 hours
We'll find the way to Machhermo (4,410 meters) today. We need go through the pine forest and oak forest, and then enjoy the mounts of Taboche, Cholatse, Cho Oyu, and Everest en route. Some sections of the trails are quite flat and easy to go, but some sections are steep. We will arrive at Machhermo in 5-6 hours.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Local guesthouse

  • Mount Everest
    Mount Everest
Day 06: Trek from Machharmo to Gokyo: 5-6 hours
Today we'll go to Gokyo (4,761 meters). Higher we get to, more beautiful landscapes we would see, such as fascinating Ngozumpa Glacier and Gokyo Lakes. Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu and cloud-kissing Mt. Everest can also been seen on the way. We will pass by Longpongo, Raboche Tsho, and Dudh Pokhari, and finally arrive at Gokyo - a charming village by the lake. There is the old settlement of Sherpa, and you can explore the village in the rest time.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Local guesthouse

Day 07: Gokyo Valley: Climb the Gokyo Ri and go to the fifth lake: 5-6 hours
It's a physically demanding thing to climb up 5,357 meters high Gokyo Ri, taking 2 hours or so for the single-way trip. Climbing to the top, you could see the unparalleled beauty of Gokyo five lakes, Mount Everest and Cho La Pass. Then we'll go down Gokyo Ri, and trek to the fourth and the fifth lakes.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Local guesthouse

  • Gokyo Valley, Nepal
    Town of Gokyo
  • Gokyo Ri, Nepal
    Gokyo Ri
Day 08: Cross the Renjo La pass & trek down to Lungden: 6-7 hours
Going from Gokyo, we're going to trek through Renjo La Pass (5,360 meters) - one of the three high passes in Everest region. It's quite challengeable to go on the precipitous slopes and trails until getting to Renjo La Pass. At the pass, incredible valleys, the magnificent mountains, including the world’s highest peaks come into your sight. Then we'll get down Renjo La, and go cross the grassland by Bhote Koshi Valley. After hours' smooth hiking, we'll finally arrive at Lungden (4,350 meters).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Local guesthouse

Day 09: Trek down to Thame and visit Thame Monastery: 4-5 hours
We're to reach Thame (3,440 meters) today. Going down the mountains after breakfast, you can enjoy the attractive valleys with rivers along the way. On arrival Thame - the small Sherpa settlement, we'll visit Thame Monastery, to learn the old Sherpa civilization.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Local guesthouse

  • Village of Thame
    Village of Thame
Day 10: Trek down to Namche: 4-5 hours
The trekking tour is getting close to the end, and it's a light work today for most of the trails are quite flat and easy to walk on. You may enjoy the fantastic landscapes all along. As getting to Namche (3,427 meters), we’ll take a rest overnight there.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Local guesthouse

Day 11: Walk Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 7-8 hours
On the last day of the Gokyo Lake & Renjo La Pass trekking tour, you, with your guide and the porter, will go back to Lukla. On arrival you'll say goodbye to them, who make your tour easier and more interesting. You will stay overnight in Lukla, and take a good rest after the long trekking.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Local guesthouse

Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu
In the morning, you'll be dropped off for the flight to Kathmandu. So far our service will finish, and we wish you have an impressive and pleasant journey. Nepal is a paradise for trekkers, so you may have more adventures there in the future. We look forward to your next trip to Nepal. Bon Voyage home!

Meals: Breakfast

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This trip can be tailored to match your dates and interests!
Tour Prices

2024 & 2025 Special: 10% off - Book before Aug 31, 2024

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USD2649 USD2384USD2259 USD2033
  • Prices are per person based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 10% discount.
What's Included
  • Economy class airfares of Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Service of porter and English-speaking trekking guides per itinerary.
  • Service of private drivers and air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees for mentioned sights visited.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee and TIMS Fee.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into and out of Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Nepal visa fee.
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