Gokyo and Kalapatthar Trekking journey is a dramatic climb and a fine alternative to Everest Base Camp Trekking. Filled with glaciers, turquoise lakes and savage mountain scenery, the Gokyo valley north of Khumjung is not only exciting but poses with an enigmatic trekking saga of distinct nature. The huge massifs of Cho Oyu (8153m) and Gyachung Kang (7922m) dominate the head of this rugged canyon. Countless other summits loom to either side projecting a marvelous spectacle of nature in its backyard. A complete trekking destination for enduring trekkers looking to explore the intriguing Khumbu regions while on this trekking circuit.
Gokyo and Kalapatthar Trekking journey begins with a scenic mountain flight to Lukla. Once here we descend following the trail to the river at Phakding and reach as far as the Sagarmatha National Park. The next day we make an ideal ascent towards the important landmark settlement of Namche Bazaar a prosperous and busy town in the khumbu region. Also known as the Sherpa capital is home to the indigenous tribes, following the ancient cultures traditions and lifestyles till today. The entire trekking route passes through the serene beauty of the Gokyo Valley with sparkling lakes contrasted by mighty snowcapped snow peaks. Furthermore, it is highlighted by many significant achievements: the ascent of Gokyo Ri for a panoramic view of some of the top ten majestic mountains: Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu; the crossing of Cho La pass (5420m), a challenging pass in the high Himalayas rarely attempted by trekkers. Finally, we return down to Lukla via the famous Buddhist monastery at Tengboche. This is the very place where our trekking journey culminates and we head back towards Lukla to board a connected flight to Kathmandu.
Mountain Tiger Nepal has tailor made itineraries with a view of providing ideal time for acclimatization as here the altitudes are enduring and challenging. Conquer this enigmatic trekking circuit with safety and quality.