Gokyo Valley Trek

5 Best Major Attraction of the Gokyo Valley Trekking

Gokyo Valley trekking, one of the most famous trekking trails in the Everest area of Nepal. It lies towards the west of the Khumbu region. There are plentiful meadows for yaks to graze during summer and the natural turquoise lakes are magnificent.  Gokyo Valley Trekking takes you through this amazing place and it’s surrounding in which you can experience exciting flight, Sherpa culture, amazing panoramic views and many more.

Attraction factors of Gokyo Valley Trekking

#1 Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla- Tenzing–Hillary Airport

Lukla airport

Lukla Airport(Tenzing-Hillary airport) located at an altitude of 2,843 is one of the world’s dangerous airports. This airport is the place where the journey of the climbers and mountaineers starts to explore the tallest mountain peak of the world.

#2 Explore around Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar

#3 Experience Sherpa Lifestyle and Culture

The mighty sherpas dwelling in the eastern part of Nepal are known for their bravery, strength, and their capacity to do such difficult labor in higher altitude with less oxygen. climb mountains. It is said that they are migrated from Tibetan land. We can find the great residency of Sherpa people in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The climbers stay at their coffee houses, lodges, and hotels. They take tsampa, roasted ground barley with hot tea. It is the specialty of the people living here. Sherpa lifestyle and culture is the another major attraction of Gokyo Valley Trekking.

Mt. Everest is called as “Chomolungma” by Sherpa people. They believe in various deities and demons who inhabit every mountain, cave, and forest. There are dozens of gompas or monastery where communities of Lamas or monks who take a vow of celibacy and lead a life of isolation searching for truth and religious enlightenment. They are also involved in the farming of potatoes and wheat; and raising yaks. They use donkeys and horses as their means of transport. They have the dialect of Tibetan and speak sherpali but they use Nepali in their dealing with other people. they follow Buddhism. So, take this wonderful chance to experience the lifestyle and culture of people living here.

#4 Visit Buddhist Monasteries

Tengboche monastry

The spring season is the best season to visit around Tengboche Monastery beautified with flowering Rhododendrons, green pine forest,  panorama mountain Views, chances to see wild animals like musk deer, Himalayan Tahr, Himalayan bird Danphe- known as the Impeyan monal  (National bird of Nepal). It is beautiful Monastery on the top of the Hill with delightful mountain Views which include Mt Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Thamserku, and Taboche peak.

#5 Panoramic views of various mountains

Panoramic View of Everest Ranges

You can see the panoramic view of Khumbila to the north; Cholatse, Tengboche, Nuptse, Everest, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Peak 38, Island Peak, Amadablam, Kangtega, Thamserku, Kusum Khangru (starting from the left towards east) from Everest View Hotel. This hotel has also been listed in Guinness Book of World Records as the highest placed hotel in the world in 2004.