This trek in the Everest region takes you to the heart of it in the shortest practical time possible. It is an exhilarating, but challenging trek that combines the Everest Base Camp route with the tranquil turquoise glacial lakes of Gokyo valley.
We start with a classic route, but less visited, to Everest Base Camp on the Khumbu glacier. The view point of Kala Pathar (5,554m) is our first ascent that rewards us with a fantastic panoramic view of the majestic Everest and its neighbouring peaks of Ama Dablam, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Lhotse.
Throughout this trek the landscapes are constantly changing. Each new landscape an experience will leave a memorable impression of the mountain wilderness you are amidst.
After having visited the viewpoint of Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp the trail then crosses the over Cho La Pass having an altitude of 5,330 m. The crossing of Cho La Pass while challenging is a great experience and once again you will feel a great sense of achievement when crossing it.
Cho La Pass makes us reach the valley of Gokyo with its sacred emerald green lakes, created by glaciated water. The village of Gokyo is a perfect spot for relaxation and great views. After having stayed there one night we will make an excursion to the 360º view point of Gokyo Ri located at an altitude of 5,360 m. Gokyo Ri is considered one of the best view points in the Himalayas where you will be surrounded by four of the fourteen + eight-thousander meter mountains in the world, namely: Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu and Mt. Cho Oyu.
The descent back to Lukla takes on a different atmosphere as we walk through a valley passing through patches of birch and rhododendron forests where the elusive musk deer are lurking.
This is a fantastic trek and you will be accompanied by a fantastic team.