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February 28, 2021

An escapade with Gokyo valley trek

Having an exciting and adventurous escapade with Gokyo valley trek can be the best option for any tourists wishing to go on a trekking trip in Nepal which leads you to the Everest base camp.

Gokyo valley trek is one of the most travelled trails after the Everest region. It will not disappoint you if you are looking for am unforgettable spectacular panoramic glimpses of the natural and cultural views of a different perspective.

The trail follows the normal route to Everest Base Camp until reaching Sanasa, near Kangjuma, reached shortly after leaving Namche Bazar. The trekking trail sticks to the left side of the Dudh Koshi River until you are able to see several lakes and the famous Ngozumpa Glacier.

Gokyo valley is situated at an elevation of 4750m and believed to be one of the most authentic Sherpa villages with its huge herd of Yaks, as compared to Gorak Shep. Then you will come across the Kala Patthar as high as 5360m which in local terms means “Black rock” yet it offers a spectacular view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu a spellbinding view of one of the three sacred lakes; Dudh Pokhari, Tanjung Tso and Longpongma too.

This unique trek is an alternative to the Everest Base camp trek and it provides chances to enjoy the stunning views of not only Mt Everest but also of an overnight stay in the most hospitable village of Namche Bazaar which is the gateway to Everest.

The trek to the Gokyo Lakes is less traveled but nevertheless allows you to glimpse the life of its locals, awe-inspiring views of glacial-fed fast-flowing rivers, glacier remnants, snow-capped peaks and the mesmerizing blues of Gokyo Lakes.

The Gokyo Lakes are located at an altitude of 4,700 to 5,000m high in the Gokyo valley within the boundary of the Sagarmatha National Park is also famous as the highest freshwater group of lakes in the entire world.

These lakes are also iconic religious sites for Hindus and Buddhists alike as this site is the most stunning place in the whole Khumbu region.

Spring and autumn seasons would be most prefered to go on trekking to this unique and stunning valley.

Travel Plan
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu by plane
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
Day 3: Fly to Lukla airport and trek to Phakding
Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 5: Rest at Namche Bazaar ( hike to Everest view hotel)
Day 6: Trek to Dole
Day 7: Trek to Machhermo
Day 8: Trek to Gokyo
Day 9: Trek to Gokyo Ri and Machhermo
Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 11: Trek to Lukla
Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 13: Transfer to Kathmandu airport
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