Gokyo Valley Trek would definitely be a life time experience for a trekker. This is one of the most challenging yet the most thrilling trek experience in the Everest region of Nepal. Yearly thousands of adventure aspirant come here to explore the natural land and breath-taking Gokyo valley. From Gokyo valley one can view the scenic view of fascinating mountains from north to south of Everest region including the mighty Everest as well.
Trekking to Gokyo Valley deluges you with the great opportunity to witness the Ngozumpa glacier which is the biggest in Nepal’s Himalaya. The most fascinating benefit of trekking in this trail is extreme view of huge ice ridge located between Cho You and Gyachung in Khumbu region. It is known for the existence of high altitude lakes as well. These mountains, ridges and glaciers are supernatural – as are your experiences with the Sherpa individuals, the well-known mountain inhabitants of this Himalayan wonderland. The glow and cordiality stretched out by the neighbourhood tenants of this district, the Sherpas, will add a further dimension to your experience of trekking in Nepal.
After a forty minute flight from Kathmandu landing at Lukla’s tiny airport, the adventure really starts. The trek trail follows Phakding, Namche bazaar, Dole all the way to Machhermo. Along the way you can encounter many farm villages along with striking views of the high snow-capped peaks of the world. The trekking trails eventually leads you to the famous point of Gokyo Ri from where you can have a awe-inspiring view of hundreds of pleasing scenery.
Gokyo Ri, otherwise known as Gokyo Peak (5,357 m, 17,575 ft above ocean level), is a top in the Khumbu region of the Nepal Himalayas. It is situated on the west side of the Ngozumpa glacier, which is the biggest glacier in Nepal and rumoured to be the biggest in the entire Himalayas. At the base of Gokyo Ri, is a small hamlet of few stone houses and one of the highest settlements on the planet. The vintage point of Gokyo Ri will reward you with staggering views of four of the eight highest mountains on earth; Cho Oyu (8153-m), Lhotse (8501-m), Makalu (8463-m) and the Everest (8848-m). The Gokyo trek ends at Gokyo Ri, and trekkers commonly turn around at this point and follow their progressions back to the trailhead.
The Gokyo valley trek is considered as a typical trek that is suitable for everyone. However, the local people of Gokyo Valley call it “The Valley of Death” and rightly so – a couple of trekkers have endeavoured to climb Gokyo Ri speedy, ignored the precepts of AMS and paid the expense with their lives. Our schedule gives two evenings in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization, with the goal that you won’t be endeavouring to do this trek brisk! This minimizes your shots of getting AMS and helps you make it securely to the highest point of Gokyo.
So, if you are fairly fit and have a sense of adventure, you will definitely enjoy the Gokyo valley trek.