Journey to the rarely visited upper reaches

The Mt Everest region in Nepal is famous for being one of the best high altitude trekking destinations in the World; and rightly so. Famous for views of Mt Everest (known as Sagarmatha in Nepal and Chomolungma in Tibet), the highest mountain on Earth at 8848m and other stunning peaks, challenging trails, serene alpine forests, and the friendly Sherpa people with their rich Buddhist culture; this is trekking nirvana.

The pick of the Everest region is the Gokyo Valley. Along the valley are high altitude lakes that are sacred to Hindus and Buddhists. These sacred lakes are the destination of hundreds of pilgrims who visit the Gokyo Valley in August for the Janai Purnima festival.