Everest Gokyo trek is an awesome trip for exploring the soaring Himalayas, lofty mountain glaciers, glacial lake, and climbing on the top of mountain pass especially the Gokyo Ri (5,483 m), and then sneak around the lovely sceneries of the majestic mountains including the Mt. Everest, it is regarded to be the alternative trail of Everest base camp and undoubtedly, you will feel amazed and feel as if you are in the paradise of ice land and undoubtedly have opportunity to explore the lovely village of legendary Sherpa, their distinct lifestyles, rituals and so forth.
Everest Gokyo trek is a spectacular trip not merely for having amazing vistas alone but equally for having the utmost adventure. This trip undoubtedly takes you both the areas at once, the Gokyo valley will have an opportunity to have excursion all around the Gokyo Lakeside, cross high mountain pass especially the Gokyo Ri (5,483 m), and then sneak around the lovely sceneries of the majestic mountains including the Mt. Everest. This trip is to give you a glimpse of Mt. Everest from very close and explore the whole mountain range in the Everest region. Everest Gokyo trekking undoubtedly, therefore, is lovely and lifetime experience.
The trail through Gokyo leads you to the lap of the world’s highest Himalayas, in between, you will happen to feel that you are somewhere in the paradise of ice land. Because, you will have the lofty Himalayas towering above, all the way near Everest base camp, while the incredible landscape with greenery jungle in the mid and valleys if not the beautiful settlement in the lower altitude. You will have amazing views of the Himalayas, scenes, and sceneries at every hill or the mountain pass you cross and you will feel really amazing when you stroll along the ice-filled trails especially above the Gokyo valley. You will encounter numerous glaciers, glacial lakes including Gokyo Lake, which undoubtedly have an amazing time for taking a magnificent picture with the backdrop of the world’s highest Himalayas.
When you climb up to Gokyo Ri or Cho La pass, you will have amazing heart-stopping views over Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Makalu (8,463 m) or continue north along the valley to the highest of the sacred lake. You will also have the other Himalayas lining up towards north Mt. Changaste (7,550 m), Mt. Lingterin (6,679 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,723 m), Mt. Cholaste (6,335 m), and so forth. Besides having such sceneries, you will yourself reach the top of the high mountain pass and experience the views of jaw-dropping natural beauties, all these make your Everest Gokyo trek a special and worth remembering.
It is not that you will only explore the soaring Himalayas alone but, you will also have an opportunity to explore the beautiful villages of legendary Sherpa, their distinct lifestyles, culture, rituals, their amazing and lively culture and if you wish to you can spend one or two days wining and dining with them and equally explore around the ancient Buddhist monasteries, diverse flora and fauna, and whatnot, all these features have made Everest Gokyo trek worth trekking.
Everest Gokyo trekking begins with a short scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. After landing at Lukla, you will begin your trekking and head up to Namche via Phakding and alongside the Sunkoshi river. You will have a rest in Namche Bazaar, explore around the Sherpa village from where you will have awesome views of a number of mountains at least from distinct, such as Kusum Kanguru (6369 m), Thamserku (6,608 m) including Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8,511m), Nuptse (7,879m), Amadablam(6,856m) and Tawache (6542m) to name a few. Next day, you will continue trekking to Dole via Khumjung village, similarly, reach Marchermo, and then you will enter into Gokyo valley, a mountainous valley located in between the Himalayas and then have excursion all around, next day you will have a short hike to Gokyo Ri (5,357m) and sneak awesome mountain vista. Afterward, you will continue trekking down to Phortse, Pangboche, and then get down to Namche and finally via Phakding, get down to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.