Gokyo Trek – Dole – Namche- DAY 14

Click here to see the beginning of our 15-day Trek in the Himalayas and follow along on this journey.  

This trip was part of our seven month journey around the world which began in Flores, Guatemala. See a summary of the destinations we traveled to over our seven months here: link. 

Day 14: Dole TO Namche Bazar (5/18)

From Dole along the Phortse trail we trekked back to Namche Bazar, the main town on the EBC trail we previously visited on days 2 and 3.

Trip Duration: 6-7 hours

Elevation at Dole: 4,038 meters ( 13,248 feet)

Elevation at Namche Bazar: 3,440 meters (11,286 feet)

Elevation Loss: 598 meters (1,962 feet)

Distance: 11.2 km ( 7 miles)

The trail back to Namche took some time but was much easier as most of it is downhill. The highlights along the route were more views along the valley and walking once again through the beautiful Rhododendron Forest.

I don’t know how we didn’t keep one
The aerial map of our route from Dole to Namche Bazar (Fatmap.com)

We knew we were getting close to Namche when we started walking through the Rhododendron Forest.

Enjoying a stroll through the Rhododendron Forest
Rhododendron in a yellow shade
The cliffside town of Namche Bazar

After arriving back in Namche and checking into our tea house, it was time to stroll around town and pick up souvenirs and enjoy a walk around town.

Many colorful souvenirs to remember this incredible journey
Adorable dogs of Namche

We also met up with our friends from the previous night and grabbed some dinner together. It was a nice way to wrap-up the past few weeks, to sit down and enjoy it all in great company.

Enjoying dinner with friends who met met several days ago along the trek


In Namche we stayed at the Khumbu Lodge again since we enjoyed our stay the first time.


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