The Gokyo Lake trek is becoming an alternative trip to the traditional Everest Base Camp trek due to its serenity and diverse landscape. This trek starts after landing at Lukla airstrip reached by 35 minutes hair-raising flight. Then we spend a full day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. We also pay an excursion to the surrounding legendary Sherpa villages before setting off the Gokyo Lake. One of the highlights of Gokyo trek is due to the Lake situated at the west of Everest Base Camp in the Gokyo Valley. Therefore, the Gokyo Lake trek is a popular classic adventure holiday in the Everest region.
The Gokyo Lake is the source of Dudh Koshi River. The Gokyo Lake trekking provides an excellent opportunity to see the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest (8,848m/29,028ft) and the 6th highest peak, Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m/26,907ft) at a closer distance. An excursion to the fourth and fifth lakes would be an extra attraction from Gokyo. The trek to Gokyo Ri provides a lifetime memory from where the 360 degree panoramic views of Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Everest and Mt. Makalu is complemented. Gokyo Ri (5,360m/17,586ft) is the best view point in the entire Everest Region for more spectacular sights. People say that the views are more remarkable than that from the Kalapatthar.
Extended trek to Chola Pass with Everest Base Camp is also possible while you are at Gokyo Valley.
- The Gokyo valley with the blue Gokyo Lake
- The spectacular views from Gokyo Ri
- Magnificent views of Mt. Everest Himalayan range
- Ngozumpa Glacier
- Scenic mountain flight to/from Lukla
- The gateway of Mount Everest Base Camp and Sherpa hometown, Namche Bazaar