Gauri Shanker Himal (7,145m) trekking is relatively one of the less explored or less trekked region in the Himalayan region.
This trekking region is located in the west of the Khumbu region which lies to the northeast of Kathmandu and southern to the Tibetan plateau.
This mountain peak is named after the Hindu God Shanker and his spouse Gauri and the trekking is challenging for the trekkers. So, a trekker needs to have prior experience of trekking along with good physical strength.
This trekking offers bewitching glimpses of mountain views, a plethora of flora and fauna and rich cultures to observe. The trekking offers a pleasing and heart touching sights of Melungtse (7,181m.), Ramdung and Pharchamo among other mountains.
Exciting view of the glacial lake Tso Rolpa, glimpses of the Rolwaling glacier accompanied by beautiful Himalayan landscapes offers a trekker a lifetime experience.
Gauri Shankar Himal is one of the finest tourist destinations with rich biodiversity in this region from where a trekker can have a fantastic view of Rolwaling Himal, Chobabhamre, YalungRi, Pachharmo Peak, Dorjelakpa among others.
This trekking route passes across sparsely populated areas, rhododendron forests with spectacular views of Mt. Gauri Shankar with a glimpse of the Sherpa Buddhism at Bigu Gompa 2500m. Animals like Musk Deer, Himalayan black bear, Thar, Gaur, and Wild Dogs can be seen across this trekking route.
Best Seasons to trek to Gauri Shankar Himal
Spring and Autumn are the best seasons for the trek to Gauri Shanker Himal.
How to reach Gauri Shanker Himal?
Drive to Dolakha from Kathmandu, Charikot to Singuti, Singuti to Jagat, Jagat to Simigaon, Simigaon to Doghang, Doghang to Beding, Beding to Na, Na to Chobuk, Chobuk to Tashi Lapcha Phedi, Tashi Lapcha pass to Theng Po, Theng Po to Thame, Thame to Namche Bazaar, Namche to Lukla, Flight back to Kathmandu.
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