A More Enriching Trail to the Everest Base Camp
Everest Base Camp trail is familiar to the world. Going to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain is on each bucket list of mountain lovers. We think that the Everest Base Camp- Gokyo Ri Circuit is the tour to do to truly do justice to hiking in the Everest region! This path is the best in both worlds: the well-packed Everest region and the region of Gokyo that is less visited. The trail is infinitely more rewarding by adding three more days to this route.
First, the views from the top of Gokyo Ri are far larger than from the top of Everest Kala Patthar. Three out of 14,8 thousand people in the world from Kala Patthar – Everest, Makalu, Those. You see Everest. Not only do you see these mountains on the Gokyo Ri Summit, you see another 8,000 Cho Oyu. Cho Oyu, the world’s sixth-highest mountain, is another treat you will enjoy on the Gokyo trail.
Then you see Ngozumpa Glacier, the longest glacier in the Himalayas, as you look down from the summit on the Gokyo Ri. You see three blue-green lakes behind you, all around you dwarf. Those are the lakes of Gokyo. Five of them are – each bigger than the other you can visit. Together with the seclusion offered by the area in Gokyo this makes the Everest Base Camp Trail a stunning addition.
That said, Everest Base Camp is a difficult journey through Gokyo Ri. At least three times on this trek you climb to 17,000 ft (Gokyo Ri, Chola Pass, and Kala Patthar). Three times it’s not easy to go to that altitude. Then you’ll find the Ngozumpa Glacier and the Chola Pass, both of which are difficult to cross on terrain. This trek needs to be well prepared.
The Everest Base Camp
The trail Gorakshep – Everest Base Camp gives you a view to the base, which lies on the edge of the icefall of Khumbu. On the west shoulder of Everest and Nuptse, you see the Khumbu glacier. It’s a view that fills you with surprise and sense. It is an excitement to walk to expedition tents at Everest Base Camp. The unbelievably dangerous Khumbu icefall seracs have a labyrinth of expedition tents. Sometimes you find an Indian tent whose escalators welcome you to their tents and tell you stories!
The different faces of Ama Dablam
Ama Dablam is the most beautiful mountain in the region of Everest. You first see it at the Sherpa Cultural Museum in Namche Bazaar. As you deepen in the region of Gokyo, it disappears from your perspective. And then you’re greeted with a different face of Ama Dablam right after you have crossed the Chola Pass, on your way to Dzongla. This summit looks so different from the various places on the trek. It feels like a privilege to see an entirely new face of this beautiful mountain.
Trekking among big mountains
Nepal’s greatest trekking attraction is its large, steep mountains. They surround you literally on every side! On this path, there will be Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, and Cho Oyu, cross the largest glaciers of the Himalayas, such as Ngozumpa, and the glacier of Khumbu. You will also have a sense of the heritage of great mountaineers by being among the big mountains. You walk literally on the same paths you walked along, full of memorials. On the road beyond Namche, you see the Tenzing Norgay Stupa. And then you will find memorials for prominent mountaineers just over Dughla on the Everest highway who have gone their lives on the pitches.
Crossing Chola Pass
Pass Chola is a pass that takes you to the Everest region from Gokyo. The ascent is on a roll and screen while the descent lies on a snow-covered glacier and rocks. It is an extremely adventurous crossing. There’s no moment you can afford to lose your attention in the tricky climb and descent. It provides a full experience with adrenaline.
You have done justice to trekking in the Everest region if you do the Everest Base Camp-Gokyo Ri circuit! This trail is infinitely more rewarding for anybody in Nepal who walks for the first time.