Highlights of Gokyo Trek
If you want astounding trek in Nepal then trekking to Gokyo Ri is one. It lies in Khumbu region located at an altitude of 4,700-5,000m above the sea level. This trek, although challenging, leads to some of the highest points of the Khumbu region. This trek offer trekker to visit Gokyo lakes which is one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world. This lake is holy lake which is sparkling, pristine blue and green waters. Similarly, the Gokyo Ri Trek obviously incorporates climbing the Gokyo Ri (5360m) which offers a majestic panorama of snow-capped Himalayas. Complementing the entire journey; the Sherpa villages guarantee a cultural experience as well.
Some major highlights of Gokyo Trek which come along with the trail are listed below
Gokyo Trek starts as we catch a plane from Kathmandu to the town of Lukla in Khumbu Region. Airoport at Lukla is most danger as well as wonder of adventure airport. This is small airport which is the main gateway to the Everest region. Landing at the small aviation field at Lukla is the starting phase of the adventure. The adventure becomes more exhilarating when the snow capped mountains materialize to our sight. It is an spectacular way to begin the adventure.Mesmerizing view of the mountains will welcome us at the Lukla airport to give a good start of the trek. Lukla airport is surely one of the major highlights of Gokyo trek.
Persence of glacier lajes in hidden valley is the major highlights of Gokyo trek. This offers you to meet a river that trickles from the Ngozumpa glacier, the largest in Nepal. Climbing along the rocky hill by the glacier, you get a glimpse of string of lakes. Continue on to the second lake while enjoying magnificent views of Cho Oyu(8188m).
Namche Bazaar is the biggest town situated at the base of the Himalayas offering the stunning view of towering peaks. Namche is a great place to sink with nature. The views around Namche are outstanding and attractive. You can explore the Syangboche Airstrip and get the 360-degree view of Namche along with perfect views of the Himalayas as well. Further from Namche is the Everest View Hotel. The hotel is the uppermost situated hotel and offers the view of Mount Everest and many other Himalayan peaks. Back at Namche , explore the Everest Photo Gallery and the Sherpa Culture Museum.
Gokyo Ri is an excellent viewpoint above the Gokyo lakes. Gokyo Ri is the peak which is at the same altitude as the Everest Basecamp. The view from the top is simply massivethat we forget every sorrow. It relish the tranquility and the vicinity of the five Gokyo lakes.
The above mention places are the major places which offers you during Gokyo trek. There are several more highlights of this trek but these mentioned are never miss during trek to Gokyo Ri. This highlihts makes your trip an experience of lifetime.