Gokyo Valley Trek Overview:
Gokyo Valley Trek in the Everest region is one of the classic treks in Nepal which is less crowded than the famous Everest Base Camp Trek. The trail takes you through the Sagarmatha National Park and to the amazing Gokyo Valley and Gokyo Lakes.Gokyo Trek is the best alternative trekking route to the traditional Everest Base Camp Trek.The trek offers serene beauty decorated by holy temples and monasteries, engraved landscapes, and sparkling lakes with the highest peaks on the backdrops. Likewise, the trek encounters the local settlement of the Sherpa community. It allows us to experience the Sherpa culture and traditions closely.
Gokyo Valley Trek also known as Gokyo Ri Trek starts with a scenic flight to Lukla. From Lukla, we follow the same trekking trail of Everest Base Camp Trekor Everest Three High Passes Trekto Namche Bazaar. Then, from Namche, it takes just 2-3 days to reach Gokyo via Machhermo and Dole. Gokyo Trek offers tranquil Sherpa villages, beautiful monasteries, and the occasional sight of Himalayan wildlife like musk deer, Himalayan Thar, and if lucky, snow cocks. Moreover, the views of mountains, glaciers, ice falls and beautiful lakes from Gokyo Ri are surreal.
Why you should do Gokyo Valley Trek?
Imagine the views of turquoise lakes and 8000-meter mountains in the background. Gokyo Valley treks give you an unforgettable experience in the Everest region. Moreover, Gokyo Ri Trek from the valley rewards amazing views of Mt. Everest and Mt. Cho Oyu. Likewise, explore the highest freshwater lake system in the world, Gokyo Lakes at 4700 meters. There are major six main bodies of Gokyo Lakes. But we will encounter closely only three of them, Longponga Tso, Taujung Tso, and Gokyo Tso.
Views of Mountains from Gokyo:
Right from the start of your trek to Gokyo, you will witness amazing views of the highest mountains in the world. Some of the major peaks are, Mt. Everest, (8848.86m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Nuptse (7861m), Mt. Lobuche (6119m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6812m), Mt. Thamserku (6623m) and many other ranges.
Gokyo Valley Trek Difficulties
If you don’t have any trekking experience in the Himalayas, then you will find this trek extremely difficult. Walking for 5-6 hours a day through the hazardous trail is risky but rewarding too. Trekkers should be in excellent shape, physically and mentally. The major concern during the trek is altitude sickness. If you can encounter an altitude above 4000 meters, then it is easy to complete this trek. Though you don’t need technical skills to do this trek, walking through rugged and steep terrain is challenging.
How to prepare for the Gokyo Valley Trek?
Always remember that you have to do lots of ascending and descending during the Gokyo Trek. Moreover, you will be carrying your backpack which makes it even more challenging. So, regular hiking with a small backpack or endurance exercise before the trek would be ideal. The more you train, its gives you better confidence in maintaining your strength and endurance for the trek. Moreover, always carry proper personal trekking gear with you before embarking on this trek.
Best Time to do Gokyo Valley Trek
Classic Trek Nepal can organize Gokyo Trek any time in a year upon the availability of our clients. However, we suggest Autumn and Spring season is the best time to do Gokyo Valley Trek or Gokyo Lakes trek. The mild and stable weather delivers crystal-clear views of mountain peaks, natural beauty, waterfalls, and glacier rivers.
Why choose Classic Trek Nepal for Gokyo Valley Trek?
Classic Trek Nepal organizes this trek will a customized itinerary that is favorable for our clients. We operate this trek with 100% guaranteed departure. Also, our professional and government-licensed guide makes your trek memorable. Our team experts are available 24 hours to respond to your queries related to Gokyo Valley Trek. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.