Warm Greeting From Himalayan Country Nepal. Your Hospitality Travel Partner offers the Best Trekking in Nepal, with unforgettable tours. Everest Gokyo valley is on towards the west of the Khumbu region. In this serene valley, there are abundant pastures for yaks to graze during summer and the pristine turquoise lakes are breathtaking. Gokyo can be visited after trekking up to Everest Base Camp by adding another five days to the itinerary.
If Everest Gokyo Valley Trek is the main destination, then the trek goes up the Everest trail only as far as the tea houses at Kenjoma (where the trail from Khumjung joins the main trail). From this point, the trail leads up towards Mong La pass before dropping steeply back down to the banks of the Dudh Koshi River. The trail then leads past rhododendron and oak forests and waterfalls which are often frozen. A couple of hours on this enchanting trail and Dole is reached, where you spend the night in a tea house.
From Dole, it takes only four hours to reach Machherma. The valley that leads west above Machherma is worth a visit and can be done in the afternoon. The valley is dominated by the unclimbed Mt. Gokyo-Ri. The final trail up to Gokyo goes past tea houses at Pangkha and up the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier, which is the largest glacier in the country Nepal. Finally, just above the moraine, you see the crystal clear waters of the first of the glacial lakes for which Gokyo valley is renowned.
From Gokyo, the eight-thousand Cho Oyu (8,153m) is seen towards the north. There are many great views around the valley. The most popular of them is seen by ascending a ridge for 2-3 hours to the northwest to reach a small summit. From here the view is a stupendous panorama extending from Cho Oyu and Everest to Lhotse, and all the way to Makalu. This view is arguably better than the one above Gorakshep.
There are two high passes leading out of the Gokyo valley, the Cho La pass being the most traveled, connecting with the Khumbu Valley near Lobuche while the other is Renjo La pass which joins the trail between Thame and Nangpa La pass. Following the Everest trek route, one takes the alternative exit route as far as Phortse.
From here walk along the eastern side of the valley through the village of Konar. There are no facilities available on this side of the valley until the small tea houses at Nah, a six hours trek from Phortse. Nah is a good place for camping, but for proper accommodation, you need to walk another four hours to reach Punakha. From here follow the route described previously. The best hike to Everest Gokyo trek with Tengboche monastery is an excellent hiking route in the most Everest region trek in Nepal.