The Gokyo Valley Trek is a travel adventure taking the tourists to the Gokyo Valley of Everest region which is the home of the highest hill of the world Gokyo Ri and several Himalayan lakes collectively known as Gokyo Lakes with 19 Lakes in the valley with all freshwater system. To arrive at the Gokyo Valley, you will follow the Dudh Kosi River from the Sherpa villages of Namche Bazaar and Khumjung. This trek is less-traveled than the traditional route to Kalapathar and Everest Base Camp. Along the trek, we will pass Buddhist monasteries with the views of Everest and other snow towering mountains getting closer by the day.
The Gokyo Valley passes through delightful valleys, crystal clear blue and green lakes, magnificent views of world’s biggest ice glacier called Ngozumpa Glacier. You can charm eyes with the panoramic views of four of the world’s highest peaks above 8,000m – Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Makalu. You will also experience Tengboche Monastery – the largest monastery in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The Gokyo valley trek is considered a typical trek and is suitable for everyone. If you are fairly fit and have a sense of adventure you will enjoy the Gokyo Valley trek. The Gokyo Valley trek is designed to acclimatize you gradually so that you will not experience high altitude sickness.
If you can walk 5 miles a day and are in good aerobic shape (with a doctor’s approval), you can do fine and make it. The actual trekking is on mostly level ground with a few sections of steep hillsides – up and down. You should not carry more than a light day pack with a jacket, water and snacks. However, it is the altitude that creates the main issues. That said, the better shape you are in, the more you will enjoy the overall experience.
There’s no specific training needed if you are reasonably fit. If you are completely sedentary, then yes some cardiovascular training would be recommended. Stair climbing or hill walking will get most people ready. Remember you’ll be walking up and down rough paths for 8-12 days. You’ll be at altitude too which will make things much harder. Having a good level of fitness will help you enjoy your trek more and always remember, it’s not a race!
October, November and December is Nepal’s peak season and it is the best time to go trekking.
February, March and April is the end of the dry season and it is the second best time of the year to go trekking.
November, December, January and February, the sky is clear, but it can be very cold in the mountain. May to June is Nepal’s hot season and it can get very warm indeed. June to September is the monsoon season and the least popular time to go trekking in Nepal.
01: Large backpack/rucksack:
02: Day pack or day rucksack:
03: Sleeping bag:
04: Down jacket:
05: Trekking/Hiking shoes
06: Fleece jacket
07:Drinking water bottle-Aluminum
08: Sun glass
09: Wool hat and Sun cap
11: Walking Poole
12: Torch or head lamp
It depends on your route, but EBC trek usually takes about 15 days. We suggest you not to go on a rush trek primarily due to the altitude. You will be landed in Lukla at (9,250 feet) and go to EBC at (17,500 f.). If you go too fast or rush your itinerary, you might get altitude sickness which is harmful.
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