Out of many ways to get to the Everest Base Camp, which is also the most famous trekking destination among tourists, the clockwise trail via the hidden valley of Gokyo is one of the most designated and fascinating trekking trails in Nepal. Nepal Nirvana Trails offer a 16-day Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake. The trail offers the most ravishing views and unerasable memories of the delightful landscape and snowy mountains all over the journey.
Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake is an enchanting, amusing, and adventurous journey to the most iconic and highest base camp in the world. This trail does not follow the regular route from Namche to EBC but follows the alternative pathway, which includes the most adventurous experiences waiting to thrive. Since this trail does not follow a regular path, this route will be less crowded and more peaceful.
The trek starts from the usual point of Lukla to Namche Bazaar, but rather than going to Tengboche, we will head towards the diverse routes consisting of two small towns Dole and Mochhermo, that ultimately lead you towards the Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri.
There are various viewpoints between Namche to Dole which offer spectacular views of different mountains like Mt. Ama Dablam, and Mt. Khumbi La also known as the gateway of the supreme beauty of Solukhumbu and Everest region. The viewpoints are covered by pine and rhododendron trees, through which you will be passing.
After reaching Dole, you will follow the route of Machhermo. The way is quite gentle and easy to walk, and on the way, you will see the spectacular views of Mt. Cho Oyu, the sixth tallest mountain in the world. The view of Mt. Cho Oyu will make you forget the tiredness of your whole day's walk. Machhermo is pastureland and temporary summer residence of Sherpas surrounded by mountains.
Before reaching Gokyo lake, you will pass by the hills of Machhermo, partially covered by pine and rhododendron trees. There are lakes in between the journey. There are a total of five small and large lakes which stay partially frozen even in March and April.
Gokyo lake is one of the major attractions of this trek as Gokyo Lakes is the highest lake resource of fresh water in the world, comprising six lakes. These lakes are at 4790 meters above sea level. These lakes provide you the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful views of frozen lakes from a closer view.
After ascending and walking for a few days, you will reach your main destination, Everest Base Camp. To reach EBC, you pass through Chola Pass, Lobuche, Khumbu glacier, and Gorak Shep. Cho La Pass is one of the most iconic and staggering adventures you will reach on the trail of Everest Base Camp. It allows you to walk through the frozen glacier and it is a physically and mentally demanding trekking pass on the route to Everest Base Camp. When we get to Gorak Shep point, we will have to hike for a few hours to reach EBC. Reaching Everest Base Camp is a lifetime experience for those who are eager for adventurous trekking and tourism. This trial will make you mentally strong and more confident in your upcoming endeavors.
Lukla and Namche Bazaar
Lukla is the entry point of Everest Base Camp. Most of the tourists have their entry and exit point from Tenzing-Hilary Airport at Lukla. Lukla has different kinds of luxury hotels, restaurants, and lodges that offer accommodation for hundreds of tourists every day.
Namche Bazar is the historic trading hub of Nepal, proudly famous for yak and cheese. Namche offers a homely environment alongside the views, which add more beauty to the town. Namche Bazaar has been resting hundreds of tourists every day with blooming and well-equipped hotels and lodges. Namche Bazar is widely famous for its Saturday market which serves the ancient and local goods that can be the essentials for the locals as well as tourists. Saturday market is typically run by the Tibetan traders who profoundly sell their goods in exchange for the Nepalese and Indian goods and products bought by the traders from the lowlands of Nepal. You may get the chance to visit the Saturday market during your trek time. To show a glimpse of the history and tradition of ancient Namche, three museums in the city offer knowledge and recreation for the visitors under the same roof.
Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri
The sparkling cold fresh water of Gokyo lakes are the lake resources of the highest altitude in the world, at the height of 4700-5000 meters from sea level. They offer fantastic views of the Himalayas peaks around them. Once the ice melts from the frozen lake in the summer or the month of April-may, many migratory birds like Brahminy ducks, Eurasian Wigeon, Northern Pintail, Woodsnipe, and Eurasian Woodcock migrate from different places in Tibet and China to add more beauty to this mystic naturally beautiful place.
Gokyo Ri is one of the best viewpoints of this trekking region located at an altitude of 5357 meters from sea level. The viewpoint will provide a view of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu, which are above 8000 meters, and many other peaks in a wide range.
Chola Pass is one of the most challenging passes during the trek to Everest Base Camp via Gokyo. It is situated at an elevation of 5420 meters above sea level. It connects Dzongla village to the east and the village of Thangnak to the west of Solukhumbu. It can get physically and mentally challenging as you will be walking on the actual snowy glacier and to cross through this pass, and you may require crampons to cross this pass during. If there is high snowfall in November and December, you have to take the alternative route to reach Everest Base Camp.
Gorakshep and Kala Patthar
Gorak Shep is another tiny settlement at a high altitude of 5164 meters. Gorak Shep is a stopping point for most trekkers to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar. It is also known as the “steps of heaven” since it is the nearest stoppage point from the center of EBC.
Kala Patthar is at 5545 meters above sea level. It is the highest viewpoint in the world from where you can see a closer view of Mt. Everest. The views of Everest, Nuptse, and Changste are majestic and unforgettable from this point. You will visit Kalapathar for the sunrise during your Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lake Trek.
Everest Base Camp
The ultimate goal of the trek, Everest Base Camp, is a lifetime trekking experience that takes a lot of courage, dedication, and patience to get here. The feeling of success and the dream of reaching Everest Base Camp is unreal. This is right behind the pinnacle of the world, Mt. Everest’s shadow, and the ultimate goal of many people.
Lhosar, Dumje, and Mani Rimdu are the major festivals celebrated in the Khumbu region. Lhosar is the most celebrated festival which falls in February and is celebrated to mark the beginning of the new year in the Tibetan calendar.
Dumje is a festival that is celebrated for the prosperity and happiness of the Sherpa people. It falls in July. It is celebrated for seven days to mark the happiness of the successful cultivation of agricultural products like potatoes, paddy, and barley. The locals visit monasteries and offer prayers for their respective gods.
Mani Rimdu is the longest-running festival in the Everest trail region. It is celebrated for 19 long days and generally falls in October and November. The first 16 days are celebrated within the family by offering prayers and pujas to the gods and the last three days are celebrated in public by feasting on food, and drinks, dancing, singing, and doing mass parties. If you travel to the Khumbu region during this festival you can closely participate in this festival with the locals.
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