The magical Gokyo Valley Trek in the Everest Region | Gokyo Lake Trek
One of the most beautiful treks in Nepal is the Gokyo valley trek. Gokyo valley lies within the west of the more acclaimed Khumbu valley of the Himalaya Region. The quiet valley flaunts broad fields for yaks for their grazing during summer and the beauties of the turquoise lakes are just stunning. Also, Gokyo can be visited trekking up to Everest Base Camp by adding an additional five days to the schedule.
Gokyo Trek goes up the Everest trail just to the extent the teahouses at Kenjoma. Starting here on, the trail leads up towards Mong La go before dropping steeply to the banks of the Dudh Koshi River. The trail at that point goes past rhododendron and oak woods and cascades which is quite the scene for outsiders. The highest altitude one will reach in this trek is 5357m. above sea level. Therefore, one must be physically fit to complete this trek.
Highlights of the Gokyo Valley Trek
There are two high passes driving out of the Gokyo valley, the Cho La pass is the most adventurous route, which leads on to the Khumbu valley close to the Lobuche. Similarly, Renjo La pass that joins the trail among Thame and Nangpa La pass. Ngozumpa Glacier is the longest glacier of Nepal which also lies within the trekking route.
One can also enjoy the local culture and traditions of Sherpa people residing in these areas. Furthermore, while you are at this trek make sure you observe the majestic view of surrounding mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt Cho Oyu, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Makalu. If you reach Gokyo Lake at the correct time, you will be lucky enough to observe the beauty of Gokyo Lake reflecting the sunray towards your direction. Nevertheless, you will surely wish to spend more time looking at the view.
Not to mention, the trek begins with the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, where one can observe the picturesque view of mountains. Hence, this can be another main attraction of this trek.
Outline Itinerary of the Trek
1st Day: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m)
2nd Day: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
3rd Day: Fly to Lukla (2,886m) and Trek to Phakding (2,610m, 4hrs.)
4th Day: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m, hrs.)
5th Day: Acclimatization in and around Namche Bazaar
6th Day: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole (4,200m, 5mhrs.)
7th Day: Trek from Dole to Machhermo (4,470m, 3hrs.)
8th Day: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo (4,790m)
9th Day: Acclimatization in Gokyo; Visit Gokyo lakes and Climb Gokyo Ri (6hrs)
10th Day: Trek from Gokyo to Machhermo (4,470m, 7hrs.) \
11th Day: Trek from Machhermo to Phorse village (5,400m, 7hrs.)
12th Day: Trek from Phorse village to Namche Bazaar (1.5hrs)
13th Day: Trek to Phakding (4hrs)
14th Day: Trek from Phakding to Lukla (4hrs)
15th Day: Fly back to Kathmandu
16th Day: Final Departure
Best season for this trek
The autumn season and the spring season is the suitable time for this trek. During the winter season, the harsh cold and snowy environment can be a major obstacle for anyone. Also, during autumn and spring, the sky remains clear and the sunny weather will make it more the surrounding more enjoyable.
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