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Gokyo Lake

Subash Shrestha May 21, 2020

Gokyo lake is one of the highest and largest freshwater reservoirs and sacred for both Hindus and Budhhists. It fascinates as it’s a miraculous glacier lake.

It is located in Sagarmatha National Park at an altitude of 4700-5000 mtrs.

It’s an alternative to traditional Everest Base Camp trek. It is a glacial lake and has fresh turquoise watercolor with 6 water bodies. It has breathtaking views with high mountains of Everest region. And by being within the area of the national park it’s an awesome trip.

gokyo lake


People there follow Sherpa culture and have monasteries there. Local people there are friendly and provide good hospitality.


Obviously, the climate there is extreme cold. The existing Tundra climate ( very low temperature even in the warmest month).

The average temperature is -0.5 °c .

Staggering of High Mountains:

  • Mt. Everest – (World’s highest peak)
  • Mt. Ama Dablam
  • Mt. Cho-Oyu
  • Mt. Lhotse
  • Mt. Makalu
  • Mt. Cholatse


  • Area with the highest mountain in the world ( My. Everest)
  • Lukla Airport (World’s 2nd most dangerous airport)


  • The trek is around 16 – 18 days.
  • The trip starts from Kathmandu.
  • A flight to be taken to Lukla airport.
  • Then the trek starts from there.
  • From airport to Namche bazar.
  • From Namche bazar is to be headed towards Khumjung.
  • And to Dole where after we reach Machhermo.
  • Lastly we head towards our final destination, Gokyo lake.
  • Gokyo Ri has got some excellent viewpoints i.e. above Gokyo ( Early morning hike).

Preferable time:

  • Autumn and Spring season where it’s a peak time.


  • Got tough terrains.
  • Unlike other trek routes like Annapurna or others, it’s not difficult but slippery occasionally.


  • Full trekking gears required
  • Altitude sickness may affect.
  • Highest Elevation: 4831m


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