Gokyo Valley is an exquisite and eminent high altitude location which is spaced in the Khumbu/Everest Region. This place is an abode to the highest freshwater lake system in the world and a quintessential spot for locating a few of the highest mountain peaks in the world.
This the valley comprises of about 19 lakes, both big and small. These freshwater lakes are seated in the lap of Himalayas, their altitudes varying from 4,700m to 5,000m. These pristine lakes easily captivate the attention of visitors with their turquoise-colored appearance and the enchanting views of snow-capped mountains that surround them. Out of those 19 lakes, 6 hold significant importance as they are comparatively larger and deeper.
As Gokyo valley offers tourists with the serenity of nature, the enormity of the mighty Himalayas, and a sneak into the local culture and tradition of Sherpa people, Gokyo valley trek is very popular among tourists who wish to explore the Khumbu region. Many other routes will allow you to explore more destinations in the Khumbu Region and also add to your challenges. But, for anyone who wants a moderately challenging trek in and wills to avoid the crowd of people in the Everest Base Camp region, this trek is perfect.
During your Gokyo Valley Trek, you will be able to behold jaw-dropping views of mountain peaks like Mt. Everest (8,848m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,485m), and many more. The extreme view of the huge ice ridge located between Cho Oyu and Gyachung is another highlight of the trek. An awe-inspiring view of the Ngozumpa glacier-the longest glacier in the Himalayas will add to the list of things you will rejoice later in your life. This trek will also help you explore some wildlife species in the region. Musk deer, colorful pheasant, mountain goats, Monal, Danfe, etc., are the list of few animals and birds that can be expected to be spotted quite often. If luck is on your side, you can expect to spot Red Panda and snow leopard which are two of the rare species in Nepal.
The best seasons for trekking this route would be Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November). During the spring season, you would discover much more of greenery all around and the temperature is also warmer in comparison to autumn. Moreover, if you do your trek in April, you can also enjoy the Dumje festival and Mani Rimdu dance which is performed in the monasteries of the Sherpa people. However, you can expect drizzle in late May due to pre-monsoon activities, but that might not really affect your trip. If you trek during autumn, the weather condition is very much favorable for views and scenic activities.
The trip duration is of 13 days that includes only 9 days of real trekking. The difficulty of this trek is moderate; therefore anyone with an average fitness level can attempt this trek. However, you cannot ignore the chances of getting high altitude sickness our trip will take us as high as 5,000+ meters.
RECOMMENDED TREKKING GEARS
Trekking without any necessary gear can be very harmful and won’t be easy. No one wants to get hurt in a remote and distant area where there’s no proper health care. So to make your trekking safer and as well as trouble-free, we have enlisted some of the necessary gears that you need to acknowledge before heading for trekking is the highlands.
NECESSARY TREKKING GEARS
Here are some of the trekking gears which will be there to assist us while climbing any kind of mountain trails weather be steep or narrow. These trekking gears are extremely useful and are handy so make sure you have it in your checking list.
It's very necessary to wear the outfit according to the situation and place. So here are some of the essential clothing gears required for trekking.
It’s very essential to take your own health and hygiene from the new weather condition. So here are some of the apparatus that might be needed while the trekking period.
To capture moments, to withdraw money, and to trek in a very efficient manner here are some technical gears that should be packed.
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