13 Days Gokyo Valley Trek Trip Map
Kathmandu - Lukla
Kathmandu- 1350 meters
Lukla- 2860 meters
Flight Duration (Kathmandu to Lukla)- 45 minutes
Kathmandu is the place from where your Gokyo Valley Trek begins.
After your arrival in Kathmandu, you can enjoy the welcome dinner hosted by the Index Adventure team. Take your time to interact with your guide and porter. You can also meet with your fellow trekkers.
You can walk around the Kathmandu valley and visit some UNESCO World Heritage Sites there.
On the following day of your arrival, you will take an early morning flight to Lukla airport. Flying from Kathmandu, 1350 meters you will land at Lukla Airport, 2860 meters.
Lukla - Phakding
Phakding: 2652 meters
Trek Distance: 9 kilometers
Walking hours: 4 hours
From Lukla, the trek route heads towards the Phakding village. The village is a beautiful Sherpa village. On this day, you will cross several suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi river.
You’ll follow the trail past the exotic landscapes and the enchanting Rhododendron forests. After walking through several Sherpa villages on the way, you will reach Phakding. Phakding is your destination of the day. Overnight stay in Phakding at a hotel.
Phakding - Namche Bazar
Namche Bazar: 3440 meter
Trek Distance: 12 kilometers
Walking hours: 6 hours
You will start to trek after an early morning breakfast in Phakding. Today’s destination is at the Sherpa Capital, Namche Bazaar. As you get closer to Namche, you will get the first glimpse of Mt. Everest and other peaks.
Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar
You will have an acclimatization day in Namche. EBC trek is a high altitude trek. You are at the risk of altitude sickness while trekking there. Thus, you must spend sufficient time at the Himalayas for acclimatization.
Namche Bazaar is a perfect spot for the first acclimatization day. Go on short acclimatization hikes to Khunde, Khumjung and the Everest View Hotel (3880 meters). Hike to higher altitudes in the day and sleep at low during the night.
Overnight in Namche at a tea house or a hotel.
Namche to Dhole
Dhole: 4130 meters
Trek Distance: 6.9 kilometers
Walking Hours: 5 hours
The next day, you’ll begin to trek early in the morning. You’ll enjoy the views of snowy peaks and the surrounding mountains. You get to observe the vegetations along the trail. Walking through Sherpa villages, you can see their living style and culture.
You will arrive at the beautiful village of Dhole. You will see cultivable lands here. The locals grow crops for themselves and for income.
Get overnight rest at a lodge or guest house in Dhole.
Dhole to Maccharmo
Machharmo: 4470 meters
Trek Distance: 4.023 kilometers
Walking Hours: 6 hours
Crossing Dole, you will be heading towards Mochermo. Climb the terminal moraine of the longest glacier in Nepal, Ngozumpa glacier. The glacier is one among the various places of attraction in the trek.
On the way to Maccharmo, you can enjoy the enchanting view of the valleys and the mountains. Overnight at a tea house in Maccharmo.
Maccharmo to Gokyo
Gokyo: 4770 meters
Trek Distance: 6.8 kilometers
Walking Hours: 4 hours
The next day, you’ll begin your journey to the Gokyo valley. Trek over the zigzagged path through the Ngozumpa Glacier. You will see a close and clear view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Kongde, etc.
You will reach Gokyo after a four hours walk. Gokyo village is a beautiful village that sits on the shore of a lake, Dudh Pokhari. Gokyo is your main destination and spot of attraction.
Tonight stay in Gokyo. There are teahouses for accommodation.
Acclimatization at Gokyo Valley
On the following day, you will hike up to Gokyo Ri, 5360 meters. This is your acclimatization day at Gokyo. For acclimatization hike, start early in the morning. Hike for 4 hours to reach the Gokyo Ri. you can get mesmerizing views of the Gokyo village and Gokyo lakes.
Enjoy the remarkable views and descend back to Gokyo village. Overnight in Gokyo.
Gokyo to Dhole
Dhole: 4130 meters
Trek Distance: 9 km
Walking Hours: 6-7 hours
After staying at Gokyo for 2 nights, we trek back to Dhole. On walking back, you will bid farewell to the Gokyo valley. You will trek back by trekking across the Ngozumpa Glacier. Enjoy the beautiful views of the snowy Himalayas on your way back.
Overnight at a Guesthouse in Dhole.
Dhole to Namche Bazaar
Namche: 3480 meters
Trek Distance: 6.9 km
Walking Hours: 5 hours
Trek for 5 hours over the beautiful trail to Namche Bazaar. Witness the lifestyle, culture, and traditions of the Himalayan Sherpas.
Overnight in Namche Bazar.
Namche Bazaar to Lukla
Trek Distance: 15 kilometers
Walking Hours: 8 hours
It’s your final day on the trek. You will fly back to Kathmandu via an early morning flight on the following day. You’ll get the last glimpse o the glistening peaks and the entire Everest region.
On reaching Kathmandu, enjoy the farewell dinner organized by the Index Adventure team. Take your time strolling around the streets of Thamel, a popular tourist hub in town.
Now, it’s time to conclude your 13 days Gokyo Valley Trekking with Index Adventure team. We can customize this trip for you if you’d like to. Feel free to contact us. Your happiness is our priority.