Day 15: Gokyo (4800M)
The day started with crossing the glacier and ascending the lateral moraine valley past the beautiful lakes to the village of Gokyo. This was quiet an easy day after the last few, I must say. Just like a walk on the road for a couple of hours to reach the paradise town – Gokyo! Just before reaching Gokyo, the sight of one of the biggest glacial lakes of our trek was amazing!
There were two options today – first was to climb up Gokyo-Ri (which was the plan for the next morning as well) to witness the three cascading lakes from the top in the evening, OR just go around the Gokyo lake, witnessing this grand lake from different angles.
Though I wasn’t much tired to take the climb to Gokyo-Ri, however, seeing the weather up on the mountain, and the option of going around the lovely lake, I decided to go for a walk around the lake.
Witnessing the lake from various angles was amazing, as was being with the group. On most of the trek, I was walking solo, either ahead or behind the trekkers J
So, that is how I spent my next five days, hiking probably most famous routes in the trekking world, though definitely not hyped. Every trekker, who love mountains should definitely do this once in a lifetime and I am glad I did that.
So, I will stop here and let you soak in the pictures from the Everest base camp and very well known chola pass for now. I shall soon write the fourth and the last part of this blog, wherein I will talk further about my experience of climbing Gokyo Ri, Renzo La pass etc.
Until then, Stay Tuned and Keep Exploring!!!