Gokyo Valley Trekking is a legendary trek that encompasses grand views of Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8511m), Makalu (8463m) and Cho Oyo (8021m) which are clearly visible from Gokyo Ri above Gokyo Lake.
We will also see icefall off the Ngozumpa Glacier, which is the longest glacier in Nepal, mountain lake scenery and many more countless memorable views. One of the most remarkable features is the view of the tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung (2922m) located in Khumbu region. This conventional trek truly is a blessing that offers the best of this region.
Gokyo Valley Trekking begins after a thirty five minute flight from Kathmandu landing at Lukla’s tiny airstrip. Then, the adventure really begins after following a trail along the bank of Dudh Koshi River and reaching Namche bazaar.
We will have rest days in the villages of Namche bazaar that will allow us to explore the region. Also at Namche we interact with the local Sherpas who are famous for mountain climbing. We acclimatize with these beautiful people and we stay at local lodges and trek into the heartland of their villages.
Everything is organized in conjunction with local Sherpa guides. Along the trek we will pass Buddhist monasteries with the views of Everest and other snow towering mountains getting closer by the day, which is very important. After trek to Gokyo Ri (5,483m), and having a close view of heart melting mountains we return at a leisurely pace back to Namche and Lukla for our flight back to Kathmandu.
Gokyo valley trekking is perhaps the most amazing trekking route, because, the trail follows closest to the Everest base camp. This is equally popular for the hospitality and the warmth offered by the local Sherpa people inhabiting this small mountain town.
Each stop in Gokyo Valley Trekking has its own charm and beauty. This trek truly highlights everything Khumbu and Everest have to offer and is an excellent trip for those seeking a wide range of views, nature and scenery during their expedition.