Everest Trekking – Gokyo Lake
12 Days into the Everest Trek less traveled
Seeing Mt. Everest is everyone’s dream in coming to Nepal. People come to experience the awesomeness of the Mighty Himalayas that rise majestically into the cobalt blue skies. But for those who want to visit this enchanting land without all of the tourists, some have begun to discover the isolated beauty of the Gokyo Lake.
The Everest Trekking – Gokyo Lake region features the incredibly beautiful Gokyo Valley. From here, you can experience the incredible beauty of the snowcapped peaks of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Cho Oyo (8153 m), Makalu (8,475 m), Gyachung Kang (7,922 m) and Lhotse (8,511 m).
Many people sadly miss the Gokyo Lake region because they want to get directly to Everest Base Camp. But from what they miss is a real blessing for you, because you will see the roof of the world without all of the tourists. Instead, you will trek through beautiful Sherpa Villages, pass incredible glaciers and finally reach the breathtakingly beautiful Gokyo Valley.
Gokyo Lake is a sacred lake, which reflects the white snowcapped peaks in its calm blue surface. You will pass by large glaciers on this route. There are hidden monasteries along the way, and everywhere you look will be impressive views of the mighty Himalayas. No other place on earth will reveal as many of the 8,000+ meter peaks as in the Everest region.
While the tour is a total of 16 days, there are only 12 days of actual trekking. We also build into this trek three rest days in order to allow acclimatization at these high elevations. On one day, you will even have an opportunity to climb Mt. Gokyo-Ri (elev. 5483 m) for the most impressive views of Mt. Everest and the surrounding peaks of the Himalayas.
Gokyo-Ri is considered to be what is called “a trekking peak”. No special equipment is required to climb this peak, but the view from on top is hard to rival unless you decide to try and climb one of the climbing peaks of the Himalayas.
The Everest Trekking – Gokyo Lake trek is a bit more difficult than some of the other treks into the Everest region, but if you have average physical condition and enjoy an adventure, you can handle this impressive trek.
The Everest Trekking – Gokyo Lake trek takes you into some of the most beautiful country of the Khumbu region. Here you can avoid the crowd of tourists while enjoying the fascinating local culture of Mt. Everest, the roof of the world.
Be sure to talk to your representative at Nepal Tibet Tours and Treks about doing this awesome trek into this beautiful place. If you like to take the trail less traveled as well as being inspired with the local culture and scenery, then this is the ideal trek for you. Ask your representative at Nepal Tibet Tours and Treks about this trek, as well as our many other treks in Nepal, Tibet and beyond.