Gokyo Valley, Nepal

Gokyo Valley, Nepal

Publisher's Message:
It’s hard for me to believe that almost a year has passed since the first issue of Far East Adventure Travel Magazine was published.

In keeping with my goal to bring you some of the best adventure activities, sites, and places to see in Asia, it is with great pleasure that I announce Far East Adventure Travel Magazine is now free on the iTunes News stand. Soon you will be able to add it to the rest of your subscriptions and automatically receive every issue.

We will continue to bring you some of the best destinations in Asia for adventure, culture, spiritual discovery, food, and more — now free. You can also discover more about Asia from traveling tips, stories from the road, as well as images and video highlights in Far East Adventure Travel: The Podcast.

It has been an amazing year for me personally, having spent 6 weeks in Laos, traveling in the northern part of the country, trekking to remote hill tribe villages, and zip lining in the jungle in search of rare gibbons species. Climbing Mt. Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Borneo and peninsular Malaysia, trekking to Everest Base Camp in Nepal, and spotting a Royal Bengal Tiger in Bardia National Park were definitely some of the highlights.

While trekking in Nepal, I also included the Gokyo Valley as part of my itinerary and was surprised to find how remote and peaceful it was compared to the Khumbu Valley and Everest region.

This month’s issue focuses on The Gokyo Valley and climbing Gokyo Ri. On a clear day, you can see five 8000 meter peaks of the Himalaya at the top of this trekking peak, including Mt. Everest. The short time I spent on the less traveled paths of the Gokyo Valley were some of the best trekking days I’ve ever experienced in Nepal.

I am very excited to be bringing you the best of Asia, whether it’s well-known heritage sights or yet undiscovered jewels — in two exciting formats: Far East Adventure Travel Magazine and Far East Adventure Travel: The Podcast

John Saboe

Far East Adventure Travel Magazine