Gokyo Lake trekking is different from other adventures in the high Khumbu and Everest areas. So, this walks leads you away from mainstream trekking trails. It drives travelers toward hidden corners of Everest at Gokyo valley and its emerald-colored lakes.
Gokyo lakes trek Nepal is one of the prettiest and most scenic sections of Everest and the high Khumbu valley. In the early days, before commercial trekking began, it was a summer settlement of Yak herders. This still exists, and the walk leads you past several shades and pasture land through trekking to Gokyo Lakes.
Starting Everest Gokyo lakes trek adventure from Kathmandu; we take a short flight to Lukla. Then your trek leads to nice and pretty villages with farmlands before heading into a gorge and valley of the Dudh-Kosi River.
Therefore, Gokyo lakes Everest trek route leads past several Sherpa villages encountering many prayer symbols and monuments of the Buddhist religion.
The Gokyo lakes trek route takes to a higher country past Sagarmatha National Park, the entrance point to reach the famous Namche Bazaar. Namche, where acclimatization days are set with a rest day for a short hike to viewpoints to support against AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness).
At Namche, one can explore and witness the great Sherpa culture of the age-old heritage of Buddhist and Tibetan origin. So, it is an attractive large village or town where a busy and colorful Saturday market is held once a week.
From Namche, our real adventure to the Gokyo lakes trek route diverts from the main Everest base camp trekking trail. Thus, walks lead to a climb above Mong-Dole, a place with lovely woodland and scenic views of peaks facing Everest-Amadablam and other mountain ranges.
Slowly tree lines disappear for short alpine bushes entering into a well-exposed country. As the mountains get closed, the walk continues to beautiful Gokyo valley and its beautiful Gokyo lake.
Then at Gokyo, head towards a high scenic hill Gokyo-Ri with a mind-blowing panorama of mountains. As a result, one can witness four 8000 meters high peaks at once glance.
After a mesmerizing and wonderful around picturesque of Gokyo valley, our return journey leads on the same trail. Uniformly, the trail provides you more opportunities to immerse within its scenic scenery of mountains and picturesque lovely Sherpa villages.
Finally, walks end at Lukla for a short panoramic flight back to Kathmandu. And, here comes the place to conclude one of the most incredible and fabulous adventures on Gokyo lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek. If you'd want to trek your way to the Everest Base Camp, you can choose our package- Short Everest Base Camp Trek which is relatively shorter than the Everest Base Camp Trek that usually takes about 14 - 16 days.
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Best Season for Gokyo Lakes Trek
Nearly all months of the year except the monsoon, wet months from mid-June to mid-September. But Gokyo lakes trek best time is from March to May for clear views because wildflowers are in bloom with fantastic views of the mountains.
A pleasant day starts with a cooler morning and nighttime. Similarly, October to December is another best time for the Gokyo Lakes Trek for clear views of peaks. Accordingly, short sunlight days can be cold in the morning and nighttime depending on the altitude and overnight stop.