Everest Gokyo Lake Trek – 13 Days
Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is designed to give you an ultimate trekking experience in Khumbu region of Nepal, combining the diversity, this region has to offer in terms of natural scenery, cultural heritage and also altitude.
Gokyo lakes are the world’s highest freshwater lake system with one of the clearest waters in world in Sagarmatha National Park. It is comprised of six major lakes, of which Thonak lake is the largest. Apart from their hydro-logical value and apart from the important fact that these lakes are listed under Ramsar convention by UNESCO in 2007, the clear turquoise waters on backdrop of solemn mountains offer otherworldly scenic views that is any trekker’s paradise.
Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is designed for people that want more diverse views and are willing to take a bit more strenuous path compared to Base camp trek. The trail that we embark on will be highlighted by majestic views of colossal mountains of Himalayas, valleys that rest between them and freshwater streams that sinuously go about their ways.
Also the views of glaciers of various sizes will grace you throughout. This trek also gives you an option of climbing Gokyo Ri, which is at the same height of Everest Base Camp and offers a magnificent view of many mountains that are above 8000m (Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu and Everest). Also, one can view Ngozumpa glacier (the largest glacier in the Himalayas).
As we traverse the rugged landscape, you will witness first hand the famed Sherpa culture and their warm hospitality. The teahouses on the route of Everest Gokyo Lake Trek have been selected after careful consideration and you will get to enjoy the best services, healthy and delicious food as well as get an opportunity to experience way of life of locals even if for a brief period of time.
Also Everest Region offers other classic trek like Everest Base Camp Trek and Everest Three Passes Trek with high three passes of Everest region Kongma La Pass (5,535/18,159ft), Cho La Pass (5420m/17,782ft), and Renjo La Pass (5,340m/17,520ft).
As most of the trekking in Everest region, Everst Go-kyo Trek begins with a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, from where we trek to phakding. Once we reach Namche Bazzar (gateway to Everest), we rest for a night and start our ascent towards Gokyo, passing places like Dole, Machhermo, Gokyo villages and finally Gokyo Ri. After the conclusion of trek, we fly back to Lukla and finally to Kathmandu.