Gokyo valley trekking in Nepal, which lies towards the western Khumbu region of Nepal, is the major highlighting part of the Everest base camp trek. The number of adventure seekers is excited to trek on this unusual trekking path of the Khumbu region. From the valley of Gokyo, astonishing views of the luring mountain can be witnessed from the northern to southern Everest Region. Gokyo valley trek begins with the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Then the Lukla trail goes through Namche, Dudhkoshi valley, Sagarmatha National park, and all the way to Gokyo
Trekking in Gokyo valley gives an ample opportunity to witness the biggest glacier of Nepal-Ngozumpa glacier. Similarly, breathtaking views of Mt. Everest (8848m), Cho You (8156m), Lhotse (8501m), Makalu (8470m), and many more ranges can be seen from Gokyori just above the Gokyo Lake. One of the major fascinating parts of this trek is the eye-catching views of the marvelous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung (2992m) which is situated in the Khumbu region. During the trek, trekkers can experience the variety of flora and fauna, interesting Sherpa culture and tradition along with natural scenic beauty. The freshwater lakes system and Gokyo Ri play a vital role to attract trekkers to Gokyo valley.
Gokyo Lake trek is one of the adventurous treks in the Everest region of Nepal. Lying at the altitude of 4700-5000 m, Gokyo Lakes are the world’s highest freshwater lake system. Known as DudhPokhari, Gokyo Cho is the major lake of this lake system whereas Thoknak Cho is the largest lake. These lakes carry religious importance for Hindus and Buddhists as well. During the time of Janai Purnima Festivals (month of August), a number of Hindus take the holy bath in these lakes. Because of its religious significance tourist from the sub-continent are more likely to visit this destination.
For those who are seeking off the beaten trails and freshwater lake systems, the Gokyo lake trek is among the most famous trekking destination in Nepal. On average about 5 thousand tourists visit this lake and enjoy the adventure. Gokyo lake track is another extended trail that takes towards Everest Base Camp Trek. The trail to Gokyo Lake is as similar as Gokyo valley. Gokyo lake trek provides outstanding views of Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and the largest glacier of Nepal-Ngozumpa glacier. If trekkers want to extend their trek then they can trek up to Everest base camp via Gokyo lakes which gives more opportunity to explore Mt. Everest from a closer distance. The best time to visit Gokyo lake is from March to June and September-December.
Gokyo Ri (5357 m) trek in the Khumbu region provides magisterial views of remote Gokyo valley, Gokyo lakes, glaciers, and stunning Himalayan vistas. As you reach the top of the Ri most astonishing views of Mountain vistas including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ch-Oyu, Makalu, and many more small ranges can be experienced. The charming freshwater lakes system of Gokyo valley can be experienced from the Gokyo Ri. The trail to Gokyo Ri is one of the finest trekking tracks in the Khumbu region covered with a blanket of beautiful rhododendron and birch forest. During the walk, trekkers are companied by exotic wildlife like muck deer, Himalayan Thar, Lovely Pheasant, and many other beautiful birds. Likewise crossing numerous suspension bridges with water rushing under your feet adds a more fascinating flavor to this trek. Moreover, you can explore the scenic ridges along with the small Chorten, beautiful villages, and natural beauty.
The Fifth Lake
The fifth lake just above Gokyo Lake is the perfect trekking alternative in the Everest region of Nepal. Less crowded trail with the most adventurous scenic beauty, the trek in Gokyo is the ideal way to explore snowcapped peaks like Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and many more. Trekking through Namche Bazaar and Dudhkoshi Valley trail leads towards beautiful Gokyo valley. Then after reaching Gokyo, the trail through Renjo La pass (5360 m) would be better because the scene and the views from Renjo La Pass are far better than from Gokyo Ri. So, choosing the trail of Renjo La pass rather than Gokyo Ri, the trail goes further ahead towards the north of Gokyo. Then after walking for almost 2 hours, the trail will reach up to the 4th lake (4840m). The trail continues from the 4rth lake leading up to the fifth lake (4980m). During the trip up to the fifth lake, it provides jaw-dropping views of Mt. Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kyang, Ngozumpa Glacier, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Makalu. This trek is one of the most interesting and enjoyable trekking in the Khumbu region.