Everest Base Camp Trekking Vs Gokyo Lake Valley Trekking
“different glamorous perspective from both sides around scenic Khumbu valley within Everest”
Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Valley Trekking leads you to sensational views and panorama of world’s highest peaks with different outlooks, from both sides within high and scenic Khumbu valley within Everest region.
Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Valley located within Sagarmatha National Park, Sagarmatha the Nepalese name for Everest and the locals Sherpa calls Chomolungma of Tibetan origin, which in both languages translates as ‘Great Mother.’
Everest Base Camp is most popular and favorite of many adventurers and travelers this world’s highest and number one peaks stand at 8,848 m / 29,028 ft high, where every trekker dream to be on the foot of this giant mountain at base camp which is above 5,365 m high / 15,000 ft high, where you will standing below tumbling Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers.
During peak mountaineering season the place will be crowded with all colors of tents of Everest expeditions, where one view tips of Mt. Everest sandwiched between Lo-La and Lhotse including Mt. Nuptse.
The best views of Everest Base Camp is from high Kalapathar, a rocky hill top which is about two hours climb from the lodge at Gorakshep, a steep climb leads you at 5,545 m high with a breath-taking panorama of snow capped peaks with Mt. Everest at the closest within stone throw distance.
Gokyo Lake Valley is least trekked area but with commanding views above Namche Bazaar where route to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo separates, walking into serene and undisturbed areas, where walk climbs and follows Dudh Kosi river right up to its source at Ngozumba glacier around Gokyo valley with incredible views of high snow capped peaks and adding much heights a climb on top Gokyo Ri above 5,357 m high offers sensational panorama of world’s highest four 8,000 meters mountains with 6th Mt. Cho-Oyu, 1st Mt. Everest, 4th Mt. Lhotse and the 5th Mt. Makalu towards east.
Whatever your choice and interest is both trekking offers you tremendous scenery in the comfort of nice and cozy lodges with the warm and friendly hospitality of the Sherpa people.
Around Gokyo where you can visit all its glacial simmering lakes including the 5th lakes located beneath Mt. Cho-Oyu with views of the south and north face of Everest and then one can either walk back to Lukla or continue walking towards Everest base camp via high Tsho (cho) la pass.