Day 08: Trek from Gyabla to Ghunsa

Elevation of Gyabla – 2730 m | 8954 ft
Elevation of Ghunsa – 3595 m | 11792 ft

Ghunsa's gompa (monastery)

From Gyabla trek starts with downhill descending trail toward river and as we move onward valley slowly open wide on the way toward Phale. As described on previous day itinerary you can buy some handmade handicraft and homemade rugs from local. Trail in between Ghunsa and Gyabla consist of conifer and pine forest mostly on flat wide terrain. Ghunsa is settlement of Sherpa People unlike Rai and Limbu on lower section of Kanchenjunga. Area is quite famous in term of development as there is local hydroelectricity plant on Ghunsa. Apart from that local old people are always on mood of sharing tragic helicopter crash on Ghunsa that result on demise of more than twenty noticeable conservationists. With elevation more than 3500 m Ghunsa is perfect place for acclimatization and we are spending one more night tomorrow. Idea of laundry and other stuffs are best way to utilize long free time on Ghunsa with multiple stay. You will be loving the accommodation in Ghunsa as there are well build teahouse with cozy mattress an blankets as well as foods are way to delicious. We will explore surrounding ridge of one old monastery tomorrow as a part of acclimatization day.

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