Gokyo Valley Trek is an alternative to major routes in the Everest region. Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri (5,357 metres or 17,576 feet) are the main attractions in this trekking. Gokyo Ri or Gokyo peak offers a magnificent view of Mount Everest (8,848 meters or 29,029 feet), Mount Lhotse (8,414 meters or 27,605 feet), Mount Makalu (8,463 meters or 27,766 feet) and Mount Cho Oyu (8,188 meters or 26,864 feet) including several other Himalayas.
The Gokyo Lakes, which are among the highest freshwater lakes in the world, is comprised of six lakes, of which Thonak is the largest one. Four of the Gokyo lakes situated on the western border of the Ngozumpa, the largest glacier in Nepal.
Gokyo Valley trek features mountains and glaciers creating the diverse landscapes and panorama dominated by the high peaks corresponding deeply-incised valleys. The valley in the Sagarmatha National Park has the world’s highest human settlements, ecologically characteristic flora and fauna. The exploration of the rich Sherpa culture is an ideal opportunity.
The Gokyo Valley trek is the best choice for the adventurers as well as nature lovers as the trail passes through the diverse landscapes and vegetations.
Hotel / Accommodations
You can get standard teahouse lodge in mountains during the trek. Or you can Also out the campaign.
you can take local foodstuffs such as Dal Bhat (gram soup and rice), noodles, Tibetan bread made of buckwheat, apple pie, spaghetti, soup, salad, hot drinks.
Best time to travel
The best time to travel in Gokyo Valley is either autumn season (September. to November) or spring season (March to May). One can enjoy the sights of vegetations in the lower region during Spring season.
Points to consider
The mountain flight to and from Kathmandu-Lukla may delay depending on the weather conditions. It is very likely to delay the flights from one to two hours to the next day. In case if you miss the scheduled flight due to the weather conditions, you will have to wait or you may pay $600+ per person for an emergency helicopter lift.
So, it would be better if you keep a few days more in reserve to cope with such a condition.
Depending on the time and situation concerning your safety and security rescue is done. don’t forget to take bill from the Authorized rescue service provider so that it will be easy to present the bill to claim the amount at your insurance company.
As the trek is along the gentle path, a person with average fitness can do this trek. You are likely to walk 5 to 6 hours a day. Besides that, you will require getting medical advice from a doctor if you have any health defect. You will have to inform the trekking company or team leader beforehand.
Although you do not require any technical and physical training for this trek, we suggest you do basic physical training or keep up walking as a preparation since walking in the high elevation may be a bit difficult.