Gokyo to Everest Base Camp trek starts from a short flight to Lukla from Kathmandu and follow the path to Phakding. Phakding lies at the bank of Dudhkoshi River, where we stay for an overnight. Walking along the river bank until we cross the highest suspension bridge before stepping into the uphill forest. Top Dada is the point from where we can see the first view of Mt. Everest just before reaching Namche checkpoint. Namche Bazaar is the trading town of Khumbu. In Namche, we visit the Sherpa Museum, seeing the equipment, clothes and reading the history of Everest ascenders. Explore the Khumjung village. Sip coffee at Everest View Hotel marveling at the mountains.
The views of mountains and Kantega Valley from Phortse Thanga is incredible. There are five lakes in Gokyo Region, one of which is near the guesthouse we’ll stay. Trek up to Gokyo Ri (5383m) which is in between Gokyo Lakes and Ngozumpa Glacier that offers the marvelous views of 8,000m peaks, like Mt. Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m), Cho Oyu (8,201m) and Makalu (8,464m) and many others above 6,000m.
Crossing the Chola Pass (5360m), glaciers and lakes, hiking up to Kalapathar (5,555m) and reaching base camp is a blissful moment and quite a feat on the trek. The mountains that surround us here is something savoring and after reaching Everest Base Camp we start walking down through Periche via the memorial pass, Thukla. The monastery of Tengboche is a well-known monastery in the region and the only one that can be seen from the summit of Mt. Everest (8,848m).