There are plenty of trekking options in the Everest Region. All of these treks will take you quite close to the Himalayas of this region. But Gokyo Lake trek is a unique trail in this region as it takes you to the beautiful lakes of the Gokyo valley. From these lakes, you will get mesmerizing views of the mountains like Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Lhotse.
Gokyo is a picturesque village in the Himalayas of the Everest region. It is located at an altitude of 4750 meters at the base of Gokyo-Ri peak. It is a settlement located at one of the highest points in the world. Most of the buildings here serve as tea houses or lodges for trekkers.
Gokyo is one of the most awesome valleys in Nepal. The lakes that are present here are known as Gokyo Lakes. The five lakes here from a part of the highest freshwater lake system in the world. These lakes are located at altitudes between 4700-5000 m.
As a part of the Gokyo Valley trek, you will also trek to Gokyo Ri. Gokyo Ri is a high peak in the Everest region and has an altitude of 5357 meters. This is also the highest point along your trek. Gokyo Ri is one of the best places in Nepal for viewing sunrise and sunset.
Gokyo Ri lies in the western side of Ngozumpa glacier. This glacier is the largest glacier of the Himalayas and of Nepal as well.
The wonderful lakes, beautiful peaks, and a gorgeous view of mountains and sunrise make Gokyo Valley a popular trekking destination in the Everest region.
Major Attractions of Gokyo Valley Trekking
Gokyo lakes are some of the most beautiful lakes in the high altitude regions of Everest. The turquoise blue waters of these lakes are mesmerizing. In addition, the views of the surrounding mountains of the Himalayas of Everest from the 5th Gokyo lake are awesome.
Gokyo Ri is a peak in the Everest region. This peak is well-renowned for being an awesome spot for viewing sunrise and sunset in the Everest region. Awesome views of mountains like
Makalu, Everest, Choyou, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Makalu, Amadablam, Cholatse, and Kwangde can be seen from Gokyo Ri.
Ngozumpa glacier lies below the sixth highest peak in the world - Cho Oyu. The glacier is 36 kilometers in length. This is the largest glacier in Nepal. During Gokyo Valley Trekking, you will get splendid views of Ngozumpa glacier.
Scenic Views of the Mountains
Gokyo Valley Trek gives you mesmerizing views of the mountains of the Everest region. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is full of bird's eye view of the mountains like Everest, Cho Oyu, and others. In addition, other vantage points like Gokyo 5th Lake and Gokyo Ri are beautiful places to view the mountains here.