Gokyo Valley Trekking, Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek offers an alternative to the traditional Everest Base Camp trek. From Gokyo Ri, more of Everest itself is visible from a slightly greater distance than from Kala Pattar above Gorak Shep. Gokyo Valley itself beautiful offers great views of Gokyo Valley, Gokyo Lakes, Gokyo Ri and some of the most rewarding features of this trek are the striking views of snow-topped peaks - Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Ngozumpa glacier, Gyachung Kang, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and so on. Gokyo Ri (Gokyo Peak) is a highest point of the Gokyo Valley trekking, situated at 5357 meters. From here on the west side visible Ngozumpa glacier, which is the largest glacier in Nepal and reputed to be the largest in the whole Himalayas.
Gokyo Valley Trekking is less crowded and bit shorter than traditional Everest Base Camp trek. In this trek route people are follows the traditional Sherpa culture and custom intact with Tibetan society.
The Gokyo Valley Trek starts from Lukla airport it just 35 minutes fly from Kathmandu airport. The trek pass through the beautiful town Namche Bazaar, it is local business hub traders from Tibet and other villages come with the pieces of arts and goods for sale. The town, maintaining its reputation, is now a tourist hub since it is a gateway to the Himalayas. After Namche, you branch off from the main busy trail towards the sleepy village of Phortse Tenga, Dole and Machhermo.
From Machhermo the view are dramatically landscape changing to broad pastures, narrow clefts with steeply climbing trails an icy stream to cross stony wastes and the banks of turns and first lake of the trail continuous to way up stone steps to the third Lake to Dudh Pokhari turquoise in color and reflecting the white face of Mt. Cho Oyu seen ahead and finally reach to your ultimate destination Gokyo Lake (4750m). Next day summit the Gokyo Ri (5357m) then continue trek back to Lukla to finish the trek.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing to Swayambhunath, Kathmandu and Patan
Day 03: Flight to Lukla trek to Phakding (2610m)
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 06: Trek to Dole (4090m)
Day 07: Trek to Machhermo (4410m)
Day 08: Trek to Gokyo Lake (4750m)
Day 09: Day Hike to Gokyo Ri (5357m)
Day 10: Trek to Dole (4090m)
Day 11: Trek to Namche (3440m)
Day 12: Trek to Lukla (2840m)
Day 13: Flight to Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 14: Sightseeing to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur
Day 15: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 16: Depart Kathmandu
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