With the combination of 5 series lakes, this Gokyo Lake Trek will give you an experience of Best Trekking adventure around the Gokyo Valley. Along with the series of 5 lakes, 8000 high peaks like Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu and Lhotse with hundreds other makes this Gokyo Lake Trek: The Best Lake Trekking in Nepal.
Gokyo Lake Trek in the Gokyo Valley as well Gokyo Ri starts right after you land in Lukla. It will take you around 12 days depending upon your choice itinerary. The trekking trail will take you through bank of Dudh Koshi river along the villages like Monjo and Phakding. Continue to walk along the river side, you will be climbing uphill as well as downhill, crossing river over the suspension bridge. During this trek, you will be passing through some famous villages like Namche Bazar. This is where you will acclimatize for further ascent. This small town has many hotels with different facilities like cafes, bar and pub, money exchange, banks, ATM, outdoor gears, Continuing our trek, you will be mesmerized by the high mountains like Mt. Amadablam (6856 m), Mt. Thamseku (6608 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8201 m), Mt. Kantega (6782 m), and many more.
As we trek further to the Gokyo Valley, the trail becomes more challenging. Further ascent is quite dangerous with risky rocky moraine trails. With careful ascend in this trail, you will successfully reach Gokyo valley. The six lakes that you will see is in this Gokyo region are Longbanga Cho, Tanjung Cho, Thonak Cho, Gokyo Cho (Dudh Pokhari), Gyazumpa Cho, and Ngozumpa Cho. These lakes are considered as a holy lake for both Buddhist as well as Hindu pilgrimage. You see a small temple of Lord Shiva and Lord Bishnu in the west side of Gokyo Lake.
Few hours of hike up hill, you will be able to see the beautiful view of entire Gokyo valley as well as lakes. Morning or evening will be a perfect time to ascend this hill. You will be able to see perfect sunrise and sunset during this time. During this entire trek, you will be able to see different lifestyle of the local Sherpa community. Wildlife and vegetation is another attraction of this trek. Also not to forget about the mighty mountains and beautiful glaciers which will accompany you through this entire treks. March to May and September to December is considered as a perfect season to do this trek. You will reach up to an altitude of 5,357 m during Gokyo Lake Trek at Gokyo Ri.
Day 01:Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
Day 02:Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding 2652 m, Duration: 3 hours
Day 03:Trekking to Namche 3,443 m, Gateway to Everest.
Day 04:Day acclimatization hiking around Everest View Hotel and Khumjung village.
Day 05:Namche to Dole 4,210 m.
Day 06:Dole to Machhermo 4400 m, Duration: 5 hours
Day 07:Machhermo to Gokyo Lake 4700 m, Duration: 4 hours
Day 08: Hike to Gokyo RI 5360 m, Duration: 4 hours
Day 09:Trek back to Dole 4200 m, Duration 7 hours
Day 10:Trek back to Namche
Day 11:Trek back to Lukla 2860 m, Duration: 7 hours
Day 12:Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 13:Departure or extend your trip
In summary, this Gokyo Lake Trek can be combined with Everest Base Camp trek popularly known as Everest Base Camp Trek with Gokyo Lake via Cho La Pass, which needs about 3-4 extra days to complete with Classical Everest Base Camp Trek. Anothor Itinerary is 14 Days Renjo La Pass Gokyo Trek, which make circuit trekking trail from Namche to Gokyo and back.
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