Gokyo Lake Trek is located in Everest region in the north eastern Nepal. It is also called Dudh Pokhari. Gokyo Lake is naturally vulnerable, as it is lying in an ecologically fragile and unstable zone. This lake is spread over an area of 196.2 ha (485 acres) lying between 4,600m and 5,100m. The wetland lies on the head of the Dudh Koshi, which descends from Cho Oyu. Gokyo Lake is considered sacred by both Hindu and Buddhist. Every year, there will be holy bath in the lakes during Janai Purnima festival which usually occurs in the month of August. The site is worshipped as the residing place of Nag Devata (snake God). Gokyo Lake Trek is among the most popular tourist destinations in Everest region leading towards the Everest Base Camp and other areas. This trek is commonly hiked by people with slightly more time to trek as the trail is 4 days longer than the standard Everest Base Camp trek.
Highlight Overview of Gokyo Lake Trek
- Stand at the shores of a chain of six turquoise, glacial-fed lakes
- Explore one of the biggest glacier in the Himalayas Ngozumpa Glacier.
- Climb Gokyo Ri (5,357m) for spectacular views of Everest, Lhotse and Cho Oyu
- Cross Renjo-La pass (5,340m), over one of Nepal's most beautiful passes
- Trek through the Sherpa town of Khumjung, home of a ‘real’ yeti skull
- Walk through the peaceful, off the beaten-paths of the Everest region to reach Gokyo valley
- View the sunrise/sunset view at Mt Everest and other peaks from Gokyo Ri (5,357m)
- Delve into the serenity of the dazzling glacial lakes, especially during the afternoon