Itinerary GHT

Itinerary GHT >> Rolwaling

A very calm start to this part of the route with small villages and field terraces ends with a very sharp, very serious Tasha Labst pass (5,755 m). Passing this pass will also require climbing equipment and the help of local guides. At the beginning of this part of the trek is one of the oldest monasteries in the vicinity - Tame (The Legend of Zombies in the Khumbu Valley). According to legend, Sherpas came to Nepal through the Nangpa La Pass and the Bhote Kosi Valley (Sacred Khumbu Valley).

Also in the Rolwaling area I plan to make a radial exit to the Lapche monastery. This monastery was founded 1000 years ago in the place where Milarepa meditated in a cave for a long time. 

In general, I want to run most of Rolwaling as quickly as possible in order to reach the high passes of the Solu-Khumbu region as early as possible. 

After the pass, the most difficult part of the track begins, where highest peaks in the world stay close to each other - Everest, Lhotse, Chow Yu and Makalu.

This part of the route ends in Gokyo - a beautiful place where a chain of glacial lakes gradually rises to the Chou Yu massif (8,188 m). I plan to spend a couple of days near these lakes (Gokyo lakes)- make a short climb to Gokyo Ri (5,350 m), and also go to the lake located above Gokyo Ri on the way to Chow Yu 

Swimming in Gokyo lakes leaves a lasting impression - the lakes are fed by glacial water and quite deep.

From the eight-thousander Chou-Yu, the Ngozumba glacier, considered the largest glacier in the world, flows into Gokyo. From the Ngozumba glacier, the river Dudh-Kosi ("Milk River") starts. 

The small village of Machhermo on the way to Khumbu is known for the yeti incident (Yeti in Machhermo

Estimated time of this part of the route is 16 days.

You can see the map of the trek here 

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