“Every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man.”
Gokyo Lakes Trek is one of the best treks of Nepal which offers spectacular Himalayan scenery and exquisite cultural insights of the local Sherpa people. Taking trekkers on a once in a lifetime journey towards the phenomenal tranquil Gokyo Lakes, this trek unveils the exclusive beauty of Mother Nature and helps trekker to explore the hidden trails within Everest region in just one trip. Adding to that is the picturesque Gokyo valley which fascinates every traveler who visits its stunning lakes and pathways.
Starting with a 30-minute flight to Lukla airport from Kathmandu, the trek initiates from Phakding and then continues further ahead to Namche Bazaar. Heading forward, trekkers make their way towards Gokyo Lakes via PhortseTenga, Machhermo. Eventually after arriving at Gokyo valley, a mesmerizing sight of Gokyo Lakes captivate the eyes of trekkers and lets them inside the vast wilderness of the world’s highest fresh water lake system – Gokyo Lakes. Furthermore, the lakes are religiously significant for both Hindus and Buddhists due to which the lakes are considered a famous pilgrimage site within the Everest region. Last but not the least, a hike up to the top of Gokyo Ri presents trekkers with an unforgettable Himalayan view of the snow capped mountains together with the spellbinding Gokyo Lakes.
Contact Euro-Asia Treks right now to join our 13-day Gokyo Lakes Trek and enjoy the outstanding view of the Himalayan peaks including mighty Mt. Everest while exploring the naturally gifted Gokyo Valley.
Like with most of the other treks in Nepal, the best seasons for Gokyo Lakes Trek are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) considering weather, temperature and unobstructed views. During those times, sky is clear and daytime temperature is warm. However, you can do this trek in the summer (monsoon) and winter seasons too if you prepare well accordingly to cope with the problematic weather conditions and extreme temperatures.
This trek is graded as a ‘moderate’ trek with maximum altitude of 5,360m at the summit of Gokyo Ri. Although the summit of Gokyo Ri is at around the same altitude as Everest Base Camp (EBC), it is considered less difficult than EBC as you won’t have to sleep at a high elevation. Additionally, the trek itself is not very demanding & does not require any kind of technical skills. However, a good cardiovascular fitness level with an ability to walk continuously for 4 to 5 hours a day can be very advantageous during the trek.