Khumbu valley is known as the gateway for Mt.Everest. Thousands of visitors pay their visit annually in this marvelous region. The inhabitants of this region are the legendary Sherpas. These hardy people have carved an existence since time immemorial from the frozen landscape. Deep in the Himalaya, in a quite remote valley, are the magnificent azure blue Gokyo Lakes. The series of glacial lakes are set in beautiful high altitude wilderness dominated by the great peaks of Cho Oyu, (8153m.) and Gyachungkang (7922m.). Quite less well-known than the main Everest trail, a trek in this valley provides stunning views of many Himalayan giants. This high altitude trekking explores the heart of the Sherpa homeland, visiting Namche Bazaar and Tyangboche before ascending to our destination. Justifiably acknowledged as one of Nepals most famous treks to the Khumbu Mountains & Sherpa settlements, the trek offers a unique experience to the visitors.
This journey starts with an “eye opening” flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From Lukla, the trail twists ups and down through the prosperous Sherpa hub like Namche, Thame, Khumjung, Phortse and Dhole to Gokyo Lake at 4790m. Views of western shoulder of Mt. Everest, Lotse Nuptse and far away Makalu are excellent from Gokyo Ri (5483 m.). Then crossing over Cho La Pass (5667 m.), trail heads up to Kalapattar at 5545 m and to Everest Base Camp known as EBC trekking. Most of the famous photographs of Everest where taken from atop this “bump” on the landscape. We retrace back to Namche then to Lukla following the classic route to Everest Base Camp and then we take flight to get back to Kathmandu.
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