Gokyo Lake Trekking is for those who are aspiring for adventure in high altitude Himalayas. The trek offers a magnificent panorama of Himalayan peaks including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m) Peak 38, Cholatse, Lobuche and Island Peak. The sparkling, pristine blue and green fresh waters lake of the Gokyo is one of Nepal’s most memorable sights in the Khumbu region.
Gokyo Lake trek route
Follow the Classical Everest Base camp trail until Namche Bazar. The entire trail starting from Lukla to Gokyo lake and back takes around 8-10 days and covers a distance of 60Km. The major highlights of the trek include a visit to five beautiful Gokyo Lakes including Gokyo Tsho and Angladumba Tsho (4,500m). You will also climb to the peak of Gokyo Ri set an altitude of 5315m, which apparently is also the highest point of Gokyo Lake Trekking. From atop Gokyo Ri, one can gloriously set eyes on Everest (8,848m), Lhotse, Cho Oyu (8,201m) and Makalu. Another great treat of this trek is the exploration of Ngozumba glacier which is the largest glacier in the Nepal Himalayas.
Along the Gokyo lake trail, you will stop at Namche to experience Sherpa culture and hospitality and visit Khumjung Monastery to learn about Tibetan Buddhism. The trail is part of Sagarmatha National Park and makes for a rare sighting of wildlife. Our Sherpa Guide is very familiar with the Gokyo Lake trails and its environment.
The fitness level and the best time to visit Gokyo Lake trek
Gokyo lake trek is the most famous trekking destination in Everest region trekking. The trek involves 5 hrs walking in a day so travelers need to be moderately fit. Planing a trek to Gokyo lake! Start your morning jogging with a 5 kg backpack and run about one hours daily. This will help you a lot to accomplish your trek. People do this throughout the year. However, March to May and September to November are the best time to trek in Gokyo Lake.
How difficult is Gokyo Lake trek?
Gokyo Lake trekking is fairly a moderate trek however you will come across rugged terrains, uninhabited areas. Particularly the ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung in Khumbu region makes for an enduring run. Our experienced leaders and Sherpa porters who hold decades of experience in the mountains will help you make your trip more safe and pleasurable.