Gokyo valley trek is also one of the most popular trekking destinations in the Khumbu region in eastern Nepal. One, who wants to do only the Gokyo Lake to explore the holy Lake of Gokyo, can do this trek. This trek takes almost two weeks altogether, only the trekking period takes 12 days on the way.
The Gokyo valley trek begins from Lukla, we will fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. After a short break continues our treks towards Phakding. Which lies at an elevation of 2600 m. from sea level. We will climb 200m. down from Lukla while Lukla lies 2800mtr. Similarly, the treks go towards Namche Bazar and the next day we will stay for one more day in Namche Bazaar. because of the acclimatization there. So after the acclimatization day, we will continue our treks to Kyangjuma and Sanasa. Which is the meeting point from 3 destinations. One way comes from Khumjung and the other goes to Gokyo valley. From the left-hand side, the 3rd one goes a direct way to Everest Base Camp. So from here, we will turn on the left side for the Gokyo valley trek.
Way to Gokyo lake:
After climbing a bit steeply up we will arrive at Mongla 3800m. for the lunch break and afterward slowly descend down to Phorste Tenga. So we will keep continuing to the goal point, where the destination is waiting for us to well coming. Similarly, the treks will be continuous till Gokyo Lake, by crossing Dole, Luza, Machermo, and Phanga. On the way, you will enjoy a lot of Yak pasture with grazing yaks and other animals such as cows as a domestic animal and Himalayan Thar as a wild animal, which is known as blue sheep in this area. In the local language, they are called “Ri Rauw”. Which means the Mountain Goat. In the Sherpa language Ri = Mountains or Hill & Rauw = Goat. So it is called “Ri Rauw”.
From Gokyo village, you can also explore the largest glacier in Nepal. Which is known as Ngozumpa Glacier, one can climb up to the morain and view the scenery of this largest glacier. The next day as per your interest one can climb up to the viewpoint of Gokyo Ri at an elevation of 5300m. from here you can explore the magnificent view of the surrounding mountains, such as Cho Oyu, Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and many more.
There is also another alternative the people who can’t climb up to this viewpoint can hike to the 5th lake, which is about 3 to 3.5 hrs. Walk from the Gokyo village. From here also one can enjoy the panoramic view of Everest and other many more. So after explored the area of this holy lake we will slowly descend down on the way back to Namche. After capturing all this unforgettable scenery and the culture, tradition, and living style of the people in this area you will finally arrive at Lukla.
Which are the starting and the ending point of the treks. In the afternoon after celebrating a farewell dinner with the staff, you will have to say goodbye to the crew member of Mountain trekkers and enjoying the dream of the flight on the next day to Kathmandu.
- To explore the holy lake of Goyo, which is known as 4th lake.
- Hiking to Gokyo ri for the breathtaking views of the surrounding Mountains
- To see 3 of 8000er mtr. Mountains from Gokyo Ri.
- One can explore the 5th lake and the landscape of the valley.
- The largest Glacier which is known as Ngozumba Glacier.
- The lifestyle, Culture and tradition of Sherpa people in khumbu.
- Customizable the price and programs.