Everest Gokyo Valley Trek
Sometimes it’s worth traveling to the end of the planet to see a unique geography that’s nature at its most natural. The pristine air, breathless scenery and that much needed uncrowded space to leave you free in havens of wonderful ecosystems gives you the feel that your lengthy travel was after all, worth the mileage. If you’re on the lookout for wilderness adventure, then you’ve made it just where your heart wants to beEverest Gokyo Valley Trek- this is your superb entry into the southern zone of one of the most thrilling regions in the world…the Everest region in Nepal.
Get set for the symbolic trails to Everest [Khumbu] as you walk into the distant Gokyo Valley with ascension to Gokyo Ri and its parent mountain…Gokyo peak; this is high and wild adventure that’s pretty strenuous, but something your body can take…it’s a vacation you’d love.
Nepal is sure one of the most peaceful nations on mother earth, but within its borders lie some of the toughest, most rugged mountains that are chillingly cold with knee wracking obstacles for backpackers and diehard adventure lovers that will not be found anywhere else. Holidaying on the Himalayas of Nepal is a gritty affair, but its fortunate that the stunning landscapes and its welcoming people with ‘happy to see you’’ smiles will warm your body in ways that your duck-feathered wind jacket won’t. Your trip begins with a thrilling mountain flight to the Hillary airport in Lukla, said to be one of the highest in the world. As you hike through the friendly villages of Phakding into the lively mountain capital of the Khumbu – Namche – for a one night haul-up and some much needed acclimatizing, you are on the brink of some great experiences in the outback of the Himalayas. You further climb higher into the vibrant village of Machhermo where your senses are tempted with an impulse for the unknown! You feel the mountain wind in your hair and the heather under your feet with the fresh air in your lungs as you hike into the high mountains on your way to the famous Gokyo Peak and the lovely lakes nearby; you get flabbergasted by the breathless views that stir your emotions to the core. This venture goes beyond 5000m right into the heart of Sherpa homeland taking you into the tranquil Gokyo valley. After reaching Gokyo peak, we descend down through some pretty villages that include Tengboche, home to one of the biggest monasteries in the region, as we wrap up our expedition of ‘Trekking Lovely Gokyo Valley’’ by dropping down to the village of Monjo and Lukla for our flight back to Kathmandu and a soft warm bed at our hotel.