‘grand exciting panorama of the world’s four highest peaks from high Gokyo-Ri’
Explorer Adventurer presents an exciting and picturesque adventure ‘Gokyo Lake Trekking’ one of the most beautiful valleys around Khumbu; and Everest region. Gokyo Lake offers tantalizing scenery blessed with towering snow-capped peaks, situated in between the high passes of Cho-La and Renjo-La.
Apart from the popular and busy mainstream trail of Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Valley and the lakes are the least visited. Which will make the adventure more enjoyable on leaving the main popular routes.
Gokyo Lake Trekking at one time a Yak grazing pasture field which still exists at present. It was the least active, then after many decades slowly the trekkers began to discover this wonderful hidden valley. At present, it has become one of the best adventure destinations, after Everest base camp.
Gokyo Valley with several glacial lakes catches the reflection of surrounding high peaks on its calm crystal clear waters. The best views are from the top of Gokyo-Ri for a stunning panorama of the world’s four tallest peaks.
Namely, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Mt. Cho-Oyu towards the north direction, include an array of giant peaks. Gokyo-Ri is the highest point of the adventure, standing at 5,357 m / 17,575 feet high above Gokyo Valley.
From the top of Gokyo-Ri, fabulous views of the whole Gokyo Valley with its glacial lakes. As well as the longest glaciers of Nepal and the Himalayas, the Ngozumpa glacier that feeds the Dudh Koshi River downstream.
Gokyo Lake Trekking begins with a sweeping short flight from the capital Kathmandu to land at Lukla’s Tenzing & Hillary Airport. From Lukla walk starts heading towards lovely villages festooned with impressive Buddhist religious monuments of prayer wheels and walls. A delightful walk to start following the glacial Dudh Koshi River right up to its glacial source at Gokyo.
The trail leads to enter Sagarmatha National Park, which is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1979. Sagarmatha is the name for Mt. Everest in Nepal, while the native Sherpa call Chomolungma similar to Tibetan languages.
The adventure then heads for a big climb on leaving the Dudh Koshi River bed an undulating uphill walk. Until you reach Namche Bazaar a famous large village and a town, where trekkers and villagers can enjoy various facilities.
At Namche Bazaar, enjoy a rest day at a perfect elevation of 3,440 m for acclimatization. The trek continues leaving the main trail towards Gokyo Lake our destination of the adventure. The trail follows to steep climb, then reaches a Dudh Koshi River gorge. As the walk progresses, slowly the narrow gorge opens into a wide exposed valley, reaching Gokyo Lake.
A great picturesque country at an altitude above 4,700 m / 15,400 feet high encircled by a towering snow-mountain range. Around Gokyo 3rd main lake with many good lodges for overnight stay with rooms facing awesome views.
From Gokyo Lake after an enjoyable moment with a climb to the highest Gokyo-Ri for stunning panoramic mountain views. The return journey leads back to Namche Bazaar and eventually, the trek ends on reaching Lukla. The next morning a short scenic flight brings you to Kathmandu, after a marvelous experience and adventure on Gokyo Lake Trekking.