“Trekking to the Everest Base Camp along the off the beaten trail that crosses stunningly challenging Cho La Pass 5420m is the remarkable circuit trek in the Everest Region. The trail of the trek having relatively fewer trekkers caters opportunities to climb Gokyo Ri 5320m and Kalapattar 5545m- the vantage points to savor the magnificence of the world’s highest Himalayan peaks including the eminent Everest.”
Gokyo Everest Base Camp Trek begins with the scenic fixed wing flight to world’s one of the thrilling airports, Tenzing Norgay Airport in Lukla. The gateway to every trek in Everest Region, Lukla is the famous tourist hub catering services of every kind of trekker’s interest. Walking across the famous Dudh Koshi River Valley inside Sagarmatha National Park, the natural UNESCO World Heritage Site the trek halts at famous Sherpa town, Namche Bazaar where trekkers get ample opportunity to acclimatize.
Few more days of trek via several Sherpa hamlets, the journey arrives at Gokyo. The beautiful Sherpa settlement right at the foot of Himalayan giants and at the bank of strikingly mesmerizing glacial lake Gokyo, the place is the heaven on earth that manifests absolute tranquility and the unlimited beauty of the nature itself. Walk to the fifth lake of Gokyo and ascend the Gokyo Ri before crossing the silent Himalayan Pass Cho La. Crossing over the Cho La, the trek enters Khumbu Valley and begins to chase the footprints of Hillary and Tenzing along the classic Everest Base Camp Trekking Trail.
The prominent highlights of the latter half of the trek continue to include the exceptionally hospitable Sherpa culture and the highland monasteries including the one of Tengboche. The panorama of Himalayan giants and the floral and faunal biodiversity of Sagarmatha National Park will keep on spellbinding trekkers during this part of the trek as well. The final section of the trek highlights the walk to Kalapattar and the Everest Base Camp, 5357m itself, which are in fact the great achievements for any trekker, as all these landmarks lie higher than the highest mountains of Europe Australia.
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