This trek provides you the unbelievable scenery of the remote Gokyo Valley, a beautiful turquoise lakes, moonscape:like glaciers, and stunning mountain views including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu - four of the eight highest peaks on earth!
Following the flight to Lukla then trek to Phakding, we'll stay two nights in the village of Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. Namche is considered the trading center for the Khumbu region, and people walk from as far away as Tibet every Saturday to sell their wares here. This is also the hub onto which each trail converges from different route of Khumbu region.
After a day at Namche, we’ll head up the valley leaving the usual Everest trail and following the rivers run off from the Ngozumpa glacier. After two days we will stop again in the village of Machhermo for another acclimatization day then again continuing the trial up to the Gokyo Valley.
Your arrival into this high mountain valley called Gokyo is welcomed by a string of cobalt blue lakes that continue for the 3- hour hike to Gokyo Village, which sits at the foot of Gokyo Ri (5,357 meters) a huge black mound of rock and dirt. The next morning, you're invited to take the 3- hour hike to the summit of this black, rocky mound to witness the 360- degree Himalayan view offered only from this vantage point. The Himalayas stand like giants guarding the border into Tibet. From Gokyo RI you'll see much more than Mount Everest -- there are magnificent views of many of the other top ten peaks.