Everest Base Camp The Lazy Way: Day 10-12 – Gokyo Ri
It’s difficult to describe quite how insanely beautiful the landscape around Gokyo is. Reflecting glacier lakes, some frozen so hard you can skate on them, stack up towards the base of Cho Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world.
So I’ll just say that waking at 3.30am, eating last night’s cheese toastie in the freezing dark, and walking to an elevation of 5360m (17,585 feet) in temperatures of -15°C (5°F) plus windchill, was worth every single second.
And, yes, that’s Everest right there.
If you’re thinking of doing the Everest Base Camp trek, I recommend my Everest Base Camp FAQs.