Encompassing both the legendary Everest views and the scenic tranquility offered by the distinctive mountain lake scenery, the Gokyo valley trek is truly the best of the region. This less conventional off the beaten path trek offers upclose views of Mount Everest, the ice fall off the largest glacier in Nepal and countless memorable views that offer the best of the Khumbu Region.
The View from Gokyo peak offers views of intimidating peaks such as Mt. Cho-Oyo (8153m), Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse (8501m), Makalu (8463m) in a breathtaking panorama. This trek combines highlights of the Everest trek including remote monasteries offering insight into local Tibetan and Nepalese cultures while you clear your head and soak in the natural peace of the Himalayas.The journey beings in Kathmandu, Next day early morning you will board your flight and begin the trek.The morning flight to lukla is a breathtaking experience as you are shuffled into a small plane seating at most 12 people. Make sure to stay awake to catch breathtaking views of the Kathmandu Valley and the surrounding mountain scenery. Upon arrival in Lukla the journey truly begins as you begin your trip.
From here on you will spend your days hiking and getting accustomed to the hospitality and warmth offered by the indigenous people inhabiting the small mountain towns. Each stop has its own charmes ranging from the bustling Namche Bazar to the quiet tranquil villages where you feel like living in a tiny bubble surrounded by the beauty that is the Everest Region. Here you will have a chance to speak with Sherpa whose families have guided the trails for generations and experience first hand their wisdom about one of the worlds most popular trekking destinations. Couple this with home cooked meals of Daal Bhat and other authentic Nepali cuisines to truly give you a taste of Nepal. The detailed itinerary is shown below and most days will offer a roughly 5 hours of trekking with breaks allotted for refreshing local tea, meals and regional insight from our helpful guides. The trek gradually builds up to the Gokyo peak at 5360 meters at which point you will begin your hard earned descent back down the mountain and work your way back to lukla for a flight to Kathmandu.
The Gokyo lake trek truly highlights everything Khumbu and Everest have to offer and is an excellent trip for those seeking a wide range of views, nature and scenery during their voyage.