Best Seasons for Gokyo Valley and Everest Base Camp Trekking:
Gokyo Valley and Everest Base Camp Trekking, best time from March to May when most days are clear for views and as well for pleasant walks with moderate temperatures and longer sunlight hours, and on this time of season when wild flowers are in full bloom, enjoy bright and beautiful wild flower especially rhododendron of various species from trees to bush of different colored flowers (national flower of Nepal the rhododendron).
March to May in late afternoon can be cloudy with chances of rain and snow around higher altitude and at high Cho-la pass.
Mid September to early December in autumn /fall and pre winter another best time for clear blue sky and sunny days (for short while from morning to mid day) can be cold and freezing during morning and night times above 2,000 m high.
Sunlight hours are short during autumn and winter seasons but most morning till late afternoon are clear for views and pleasant walks.
People and Culture:
High Khumbu area populated by Highlanders the Sherpa of Everest, interwoven with Buddhism religion and colorful culture and fascinating heritage life style where you can witness from Lukla onwards, villages festooned with religious symbols and monuments of prayer flags, decorated walls with spinning chiming bells.
Gokyo Valley and Everest Base Camp Trekking an interesting blend of high Khumbu valley combining both scenic sides that Everest region has to offer, trekkers joining on this lovely high altitude walks will certainly enjoy good time with spectacular mountains views on daily treks.
Gokyo Valley and Everest Base Camp Trekking where adventure in the first part of the journey takes you to scenic and beautiful Gokyo valley a high magnificent area with calm glacial lakes with grand views of Mt. Cho-Oyu and range of peaks that reflects on its emerald colored lakes.
With time at Gokyo valley where walk takes you to high view point hill of Gokyo-Ri for sunrise over range of mountains that includes world four highest peaks from Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho-Oyu, after a glorious panorama adventure continues to cross high Cho-la pass sandwiched between high peaks of Cholatse and other adjoining peaks to reach our last final highlight at Everest base camp and on top the highest spot at Kalapathar.
Gokyo valley and Everest base camp trekking begins with sweeping scenic short flight to reach at Lukla airstrip, a Sherpa town where various treks and adventure commence and completes on this lively little town of Lukla, where our walk begins following Dudh Kosi River and then crossing a high bridge with climb to famous colorful Namche Bazaar.
At Namche with acclimatization days and to explore lovely culture and traditional life of the native Sherpa, especially on Saturday where a busy bazaar takes place once a week an interesting activities to witness if the day in Namche falls at the right time for market.
From Namche leaving the main popular route heading towards north within narrow valley and gorge within green woodland and then heading into a dry mountainous country where tree lines fades for higher mountains and arid terrain to reach at Gokyo valley and its beautiful lakes.
Enjoy grand moments at Gokyo where next adventure leads to cross high and scenic Cho-la pass to reach our main highlight at Everest Base Camp where you will be standing beneath world highest Mt. Everest within close to Khumbu Ice-Fall and glaciers.
After base camp climbing to a highest point of the adventure on top Kalapathar at 5,545 m overlooking mind-blowing scenery of giant peaks that surrounds you with closest views of Mt. Everest, enjoying glorious mountain panorama then head back to Lukla via Namche bazaar for final overnight around Everest and Khumbu.
Completing our wonderful adventure with short flight to land at Kathmandu where our Gokyo Valley and Everest Base Camp trekking concludes with amazing memories and experience on world highest spot around high Khumbu within scenic Everest region.