Gokyo Lakes Trek is the trekkers’ alternative choice to Everest Base Camp Trek for the tantalizing view around Mount Everest. Trekking to Gokyo Lakes bestows you a lifetime opportunity to visit the six freshwater lakes’ group all above 4,700m. You can find hundreds of Gokyo Lakes trek reviews with the captivating landscapes and mesmerizing mountain peaks view description. Trekking to Gokyo Lakes is full of beautiful knowledge of spending night at the altitude above 4,700m in Gokyo Village. Gokyo Valley Trekking is a moderate trekking comparing with the Everest region’s other trekking trails. Gokyo Ri top view of Mount Everest is even better than from Kala Patthar.
The major attractions of Gokyo Lakes Trekking are six lakes, Renjo La View, Syangboche View, Gokyo Ri View and Fifth Lake View. Gokyo Ri trek difficulty is not as strenuous as trekking to Everest Base Camp as its elevation is just 5,357m. From Gokyo Ri altitude, you see a 360-degree panoramic view of Mount Everest and peaks of Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu. Similarly, you can sight Ngozumpa Glacier, the world’s largest glacier and marvelous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyanchung. Ngozumpa Glacier has been a major attraction not only to the trekkers but for scientific study in the high Himalayas about the global warming.
Gokyo Lakes trek best time of the year is spring (March, April and May) and autumn (September, October and November). Other seasons are not as good as these seasons for Gokyo Lakes trekking because there is poor visibility around the Everest Region. Gokyo Lakes trekking starts from a beguiling scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and then trekking to Phakding. Spending a night there, your team will move ahead to Namche where you can visit Namche monastery. You can see the typical culture, tradition, lifestyle and hospitality in the Sherpa settlement areas in the high Himalayan region. Trekking to Gokyo Lakes is totally teahouse trekking that from normal to quality resorts serve you delicious local and continental cuisines.