Jiri Gokyo Everest Base camp trek
This is a trailblazing trip where you need to gear up and fire on all cylinders. It’s a pretty lengthier deviation of the box office Everest Base Camp trek with thrilling additions of the wonder that’s the turquoise Gokyo lakes and a climb up to the protective Gokyo Ri which towers over the lakes. This is only the tip of the iceberg…we also break through the Cho La pass of over 5000m, preparing us for the nerve tingling trails of EBC before we make a break for the rocky heights of Kalapathar at break-neck altitudes; this sure takes the wind out of your sails, but the rewards are close to bliss…and your imaginations go on overdrive, the same time your video cams are activated…brace yourselves for some of the most jaw-dropping sceneries on the planet, this is when you begin to feel that traveling is always better than arriving…and this is when ‘Jiri Gokyo Lakes through Everest Base Camp’’ tells you this is likely to be the best trip you’d ever do in a lifetime…some people say you only live once, but when you accomplish a journey like this, you live twice many times – and you begin to thank God for all his mercies and blessings…
Your venture begins with a scenic drive to your trek point, and the next day you hit the trails through some pretty little villages till you reach the Sherpa capital of Namche for a haul up to get some much needed acclimatization for a trek of this kind; We check out from Namche the next day and get of the familiar trail for the unknown ones where you avoid the usual crowds as you change different trails to head up to Gokyo Ri for ecstatic views of the shimmering turquoise lakes which leave you spell bound. We then plod up to the Cho La pass at 5400m as the momentum for the challenges build up with our next mission to the legendary EBC via Gorakshep…this is pure adventure of immense proportions.Our next goal the following day is the epic point of our odyssey as we head up the dizzying heights of the towering Kalapathar at 5545m, the highest point in our trip which takes us so close to the master peak of Mt. Everest…the 360 degree views from this point leave us stunned to a standstill, and this is a moment that will remain in our memories for as long as it takes.
And this is where the curtains drop to a spectacular trip with the next 3 days taking us through warm friendly villages as we experience Sherpa mountain culture at its best before we reach Lukla for our flight of enchantment to Kathmandu and some much needed comfort after our blitzkrieg of ‘Jiri Gokyo Valley through Everest Base Camp’’. This high alpine country journey is best done with ‘Mountain Sherpa Trekking’’ who were born on the steppes of these mountains you hike through.