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Picture of the day: The views from the Gokyo peak

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Many say that the views from the peak of Gokyo are even more spectacular than from the Everest base camp. I am also of the same opinion. After completing the trekking at the foot of the highest mountain in the world, one goes backwards and then goes west to the Chola Pass pass. Most of the year the passage is hindered by ice and snow at 5,330 meters. One is surprised when he laments not carrying crampons on top and suddenly observes a pair of sherpas crossing the hill with simple espadrilles and seventy kilos hanging from the forehead.

After the passage, a long stony descent is made to finally reach a medium dry glacier. From the atures of the peak of Gokyo at 5,360 meters, the glacier seems harmless but inside it houses areas in thaw that cut the passage and sometimes even the breath itself.

The town of Gokyo is a quiet settlement almost 5,000 meters high next to a deep blue lake. A few yaks and an affordable climb for hikers to a peak that exceeds 5,000 meters.

The views above are assured. The Cho Oyu, the Cholo, the Kangchung, the small village by the lake, the huge glacier that crosses the day before and to the south the Ama Dablam, the Thamserku and the Kantega closing the horizon.

With views like this, you feel like going down to the world of men ...

In Viajablog, Trekking to Everest base camp

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