Gokyo Lakes

Gokyo Lakes, Sagarmatha National Park: Address, Gokyo Lakes Reviews: 5/5

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iftekhar2017
Dhaka City, Bangladesh18 contributions
The Gokyo lakes at an altitude of 4790m are surrounded by beautiful mountains. This place offers stunning views of the lake and the famous mountain peaks including Thamserku and Cho Oyu. Climbing upward to Gokyo Ri is difficult but extremely rewarding because of the panoramic views of all the mountain peaks including Mount Everest.
Written June 1, 2022
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Andy P
Singapore, Singapore196 contributions
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If you want to reach Gokyo Lake, you should follow next guidelines:

*) Stay in Namche 3-4 days minimum for the best acclimatization, making some tours to Monk (4000), Khumjung (3800), Tengboche.

*) Spend minimum 3 days to reach Gokyo. 1 night - Dole, second night - Macchermo.

*) There are 6 lakes there. Usually tourists see only first 3 of them, because Gokyo village situated on the shore of 3-d lake. But 4-th, 5-th and 6-th lakes are fantastically beautiful and I strongly recommend you to visit them.

*) 4-th lake is just 1 hour to go by the path from the Gokyo village up. It's very easy and you can do it yourself without any guide.

*) 5-th lake is 2 hours more up, and I recommend you to take a guide to go there, because it's quite easy to loose way back, especially if fog will come.

*) 6-th lake - is extremely impressive, you will remember it for all your life. It's 2 more hours. The altitude there is only 5300 meters, so if you spend 3-4 days in Gokyo village and have a normal acclimatization, it's not problem.

Be VERY attentive with acclimatization. Don't rush to go up if you feel yourself not good - it's really dangerous.

I think, that if you want to make a safe trip to Gokyo lakes, you need around 20 days for all the tour from Lukla to Lukla, not less.
Written February 16, 2013
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Aiman A
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia13 contributions
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The Gokyo Valley is by far the most stunning place I have ever been to. It is overlooked quite a bit as most people prefer taking the straight route to the Everest. But if you have the time and the energy, Gokyo Valley is the place to be. It is definitely more challenging and much more taxing on the body but absolutely worth it once you reach the first 3 lakes. Then there is the climb to Gokyo Ri which gives the best view of the Himalayas. And if you can push further, you can visit the 4th and the 5th lake. These lakes are out of this world; you might as well be on the moon. Also gives you the best view of Everest from the 4th lake; a view that you will never get to see from any other location.

If you can manage it do cross the Ngozumpa glacier and take the challenging Cho La pass. Once you cross over to the Khumbu Valley, the view of the towering Cholatse as Ama Dablam rises in front of you over a never ending valley WILL move you.
Written February 11, 2015
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hiker_lover
Kathmandu, Nepal43 contributions
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I have visited Gokyo lake many times by taking my trekking groups from many countries. Every time I found different views of Nature. Sometimes blooming all the Himalayan alpine flower and Yak grazing in high meadow. I saw must endanger spices Musk dear and Himalayan Thar walking around the bushes. Gokyo is only trekking in the Himalayas where you can see six turquoise mountain lakes with 4 over 8000 m mountain including Mt. Everest (8850m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8463m) ,Cho-Oyo (8201m), ).The summit of Gokyo Ri (5360m) provides 360 degree panoramic views of mountain including of Ngozumba Glacier, the largest of its kind in the Himalayas. The Gokyo Lake is the source of Dudh Koshi River.This is valley is listed Nepal wetland Zone and one of the main part of Sagarmatha National Park area. You can trek many direction from Gokyo like just Gokyo Valley, Renjo pass, Chola Pass to Everest base camp. This is my one of the best recommended trekking destination in the Nepal Himalayas.
Written November 27, 2013
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817Rob
Louisville, CO42 contributions
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I was here in October of 1993. The lakes are beautiful. From here it is not a long hike to the magnificent view from Gokyo Ri. A trip here to see the sun set upon all of the magnificent Himalaya is an experience that you'll never forget.
Written January 2, 2015
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jeamsduffy
Sydney, Australia4 contributions
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We did Everest Gokyo Lake with Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar trekking in the late November 2011. It Was really great time on Himalaya!!! We were 12 members in our group and it was operated by Global Holidays Adventure. This young leading Adventure Company is very professional and provided us very good service during our 17 days trekking. The company has charged us very low cost but operated everywhere good service. At first we did Kathmandu sightseeing tour where we visited Pashupathinath, syambynath, Boudhanath and Patan Durbar Square. Next day we fly around half hour to Lukla and started our trekking up to Gokyo Lake through Tyangboche Monastery, Everest Base Camp and Kalapattar. Mr Surya was our guide he was very excellent and always helpful and there were other 6 porter who were very responsible. when we was at Gokyo the weather was wonderful and offering the amazing views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse , Mt. Nuptse , Mt. Cho Oyu , Mt. Makalu , Mt. Ama Dablam , Mt. Thamserku etc. Finally we back fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. It was really difficult trip but we success it easily. The entire trip was perfect, experience and Valuable on Himalaya. So we would like to thanks for Surya and “Global Holidays Adventure ” who operated us very good and unforgettable trip. As well we would like to recommend this company who is planning to visit Nepal at first time with group, single, children, couple etc.
Written May 10, 2012
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Lynwen M
Adelaide, Australia340 contributions
The walk to Gokyo is challenging but oh so rewarding, In October/November the days are clear and sunny and the sights of the mountains spectacular. Definitely worth the effort to climb Gokyo Ri 5380m for 360 degree views of the Everest Range, Cho Oyo and the Gokyo lakes, and the huge Ngozumpa glacier. Don't rush the ascent to avoid altitude sickness and an expensive return journey in the medical helicopter.
Written December 25, 2014
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ClimbngShuksan
Vancouver, Canada111 contributions
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Gokyo Lakes must rank as one of the world's finest trekking desintaions. Arguably even better than EBC itself. We reached Gokyo Lakes as the sun set over the western horizon of the Himalaya. We came from Namche Bazaar, up the Thame valley and over the Renjo La passing hardly any trekking teams none more than a few people. Yaks greated us as we passed along the east side of Gokyo Lake and under headlamp climbed the moraine up to one of Gokyo's welcomed lodges. Our stay in Gokyo was delightful, a planned "rest" stop on our way to EBC. It is a destination in itself. We trekked high above Gokyo preferring to not do Gokyo Ri but to trek up to Everest View and almost far enough around to reach what is called the "old" Pumori Base Camp. Views of Everest are stellar from the upper valley. Immense glaciers carrying vast amounts of glacial debris sweep below the morainal hump that parallels the valley. We gawked for hours at the elevational changes from the surface of the existing glacier to those that carved the valley eons before. Gokyo Lakes are as memorable as my first views of Mount Everest.
Written December 16, 2013
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Ireland65 contributions
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I traveled to Gokyo in Early April and all the lakes except the first lake where frozen. The walk to Gokyo was amazing as id never walked in so much snow in my life. The views from Goyko Ri was just amazing. The trek which started in the early hours of the morning was hard enough but the views at the top where just amazing! And there is always a mad person trying to summit Goyko Ri in an hour! Take your time remember you're in altitude!
Written April 28, 2015
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alexbax81
Melbourne, Australia62 contributions
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Brilliant. The views were incredible and the hikes, while challenging at times were so rewarding. This is a great add on if visiting Everest base camp
Written June 18, 2014
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