Gokyo Valley Trekking
Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking is said to be an option to the well known Everest Base Camp trek which most backpackers start with when planning trips in the Everest region. The trek is a stage for glorious views of Mt. Everest and other mountain peaks and also one of the largest glaciers of Nepal, Ngozumpa glacier.
Everest Gokyo Trekking is the ultimate trekking option to discover the might of Nepal’s huge mountain peaks, glaciers and the lovely emerald lakes of Everest Region. The loveliness of the landscapes hereabouts never disappoints & keeps you spell-bound throughout your venture. If it’s your first visit to this region you will be amazed by views of the Great Himalayas – better known as the adventure crown of the world. Everest Gokyo trekking is a super alternative for mountain lovers who like the challenges that come with high altitudes. Hike through roughshod trails and experience the chilling cold climate which is evident every day. The routes don’t only offer sublime natural beauty but also customary and ecological splendor.
The Gokyo Valley trek begins with a 40 minutes flight to Lukla in the early morning. Breathtaking views of the snow peaks keep us company during the flight. We move to Phakding which is a short hike from Lukla. The next day, we head to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Mount Everest. We spend another day here for acclimatization, and meanwhile, also get an insight into Sherpa culture and lifestyle. Beautiful morning views of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Khantenga, Thamserku et cetera await us here to inspire us in our journey ahead. We then move to Dole, a farming village five hours walk from Namche. The next day, we move to Machhermo and pass worlds second largest glacier Ngozumpa. From Machhermo, we move on to Gokyo, where the highlight of the trek, Gokyo village awaits us. We stop here for acclimatization and take a morning stroll to Gokyo Ri to relish on the wonderful views of the Everest Region. We then move up to Machhermo and drop to Phortse that lies just under the peaks of Tawoche and Cholaste. The Tyangboche monastery at Tyangboche an important Buddhist monastery, the largest in Khumbu region. Our journey back to Lukla is through the small village of Jorsale. From Lukla, we take a flight back to Kathmandu to complete the journey.