Gokyo Lake Trekking Overview
- Rewarding Himalayan flight on Kathmandu- Lukla route
- Ideal trekking to adventure seekers
- Alpine Sherpa villages- Namche Bazaar, Khumjung , Dole
- Diversity of Sagarmatha National Park- flora and fauna
- Huge turquoise Gokyo Lake and stunning Gokyo valley
- Hike to Gokyo Ri and explore the alpine landscape
- Spectacular views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Thamserku and the surroundings
Gokyo Lakes Trekking brings you to the heart of the Everest Himalayas, giant Gokyo Lakes led by the professional trekking guides of Shiva Excursion. The trek covers almost half of the Everest base camp route and splits towards the Gokyo region heading all the way through the alpine meadows. During the trek, you will get an experience of the Himalayan trekking, exploration of flora and fauna of the Sagarmatha National Park, and ultimately to the hidden gem- Gokyo Lakes at 4750 meters. Hike to the Gokyo Ri (5395 meters) is exclusively rewarding with the outstanding sceneries of the Mount Everest region.
An Overview of the Gokyo Lakes Trekking
Gokyo Lakes Trekking in the Khumbu region heads from Lukla, a crowded settlement at the gateway to Everest trekking. The gentle trail leads you through the Sherpa villages and crosses numerous still bridges. You need to obtain a Sagarmatha National Park entry permit and hike further. On the way, you encounter various typical Sherpa villages like Namche Bazaar, Khumjung, Dole, Machhermo, and the Gokyo Valley. Gokyo Lake is the third Lake of this region and in total; you will explore the giant five Lakes on this route.
With a strong motif, Gokyo Ri Hike is just an incredible day trip from the Gokyo valley. You will grab an opportunity to get new insight into the Everest Himalayas from a different angle. The charismatic panorama of Mount Everest (8,848.86 m), Lhotse at (8,516m), Makalu (8,481m), Nuptse (7,861m), and Cho Oyu (8,201 m) and Gyachung Kang (7,922m) can be seen from the pinnacle of Gokyo. Another dramatic aura is the view of 22 miles long Ngozumba Glacier, which is the longest one in Nepal.
Want to add more adventure spices on your Gokyo Lake Trek?
After you gain the apex point of the Gokyo Lakes Trekking, you have some options of extending the trekking or concluding the journey through various routes. If you want an easy descending, the same trail of Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking is recommended. If you think you want a hot spice in your adventure meals, then why don’t you cross the Cho La Pass and join the Everest base camp route? Alternatively, if you follow the trekking map of the Gokyo Lake journey, you can cross the Renjo La Pass and join the route at Namche Bazaar. Although high passes trekking is full of challenges, adventure spirits can conquer them with confidence and a professional support team.
Explore the stunning Gokyo Lake
Gokyo Lake in the Everest region is extremely popular for the trekkers in Everest region. Either the trekkers explore it through the straightforward route or via three passes trekking in the Everest region. Whatever the route, the Lake stands as an epitome of the magical creation of nature. Located at 4700 meters altitude, it remains frozen for half of the year, where ice skating and ice hockey type of adventure sports are organized almost every year. The Gokyo valley shelters the trekkers, which are located beside the Lake. The trekking to Gokyo Lake is a hassle-free journey and an exploration of the hidden gems of the Khumbu region.
Flora and Fauna on the Everest Gokyo Lakes Trek Route
The Gokyo Lake Trekking is prosperous in the side attractions like flora and fauna. Trekkers march through the wilderness of the Sagarmatha National Park, which magically shelters several endangered species of fauna like musk deer, Himalayan Thar, Jharal, wild yaks, snow leopard, and many more. The variations in flora further entice the trekkers and they include pines, oaks, and rhododendrons woods. The upper section of the landscape, above 3500, mostly landscape is dotted by the alpine meadows that significantly mark the treeless zone. Above the alpine meadows, the rocky terrain begins, where no vegetation is expected. The landscape is dotted by the rocks and giant frozen Lakes of Gokyo.
Gokyo Lakes Trek Difficulty Level
Gokyo Lakes Trek is an excellent instance of an adventure excursion that can be on your bucket list for the upcoming season. However, it is also described as moderate trekking as you don't need any heavy equipment or your previous trekking experience is not mandatory. However, you need to have good acclimatization as the ultimate point of this trekking- Gokyo Ri exceeds 5000 meters. The challenging trip eases down with the easy availability of mountain lodges with the required basic facilities.
Best Time for Gokyo Lakes Trekking in Nepal
April and October are the most adored trekking months for the Gokyo Lakes Trekking in Nepal. They are incredible months with great sunshine days and less freezing nights. On the other hand, the gigantic views are superbly visible that making you say – wow. In general, spring and autumn are two preferable times to explore the Gokyo Lakes Trekking route. They include March, April, and May in spring along with September, October, and November in the autumn season. If you really want to trek in a less crowded route defending a bit chill, we recommend you December and January, but it is much more demanding.
Shiva Excursion and Gokyo Lake Trekking
Thousands of footmarks have been made by the team of Shiva Excursion leading the trekking enthusiasts of over 25 countries. Shiva Excursion expertise throughout the challenges that may arise on the Gokyo Lake route has got good connections with the locals that help to accommodate the trekkers even in the peak seasons. We ensure safe and comfortable trip arrangements including the flight, hotel accommodation, and food. We are well equipped with the staff, rescue, first-aid service, and offering customizing Gokyo Lake Trekking departures.