Gokyo lakes, around 5,000 m above sea level, form the world’s highest freshwater lake system. The sparkling blue and green waters of the Gokyo Lakes are one of the most beautiful and memorable sights in Nepal.
The Gokyo Lakes hike is ideal for people who want to hike in the Everest region and want variety but fewer nights at very high altitudes. During this trek, apart from trekking to the six glacial-fed Gokyo Lakes, trekkers can include a climb to the top of Gokyo Ri, which is at the same altitude as Everest Base Camp. From the summit, we can enjoy spectacular glimpse of Mt. Everest and other Himalayas and glaciers. This route provides different views of the bright turquoise high-altitude lakes, Ngozumpa glacier (the largest glacier in the Himalayas) and views across to Everest as well as other 8,000 m – plus mountains (Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu) from the top of Gokyo Ri.
☛ Hike to the largest glacier in the world: the Ngozumpa glacier.
☛ Breathtaking mountain views from Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri.
☛ Explore Sagarmatha National Park, the habitat of exotic birds and animals.
☛ Visit the highest freshwater lake system in the world, the Gokyo Lakes.
☛ Enjoy the panoramic views of mountains like Everest, Lhotse etc.
☛ Discover the unique and vibrant tradition, culture and way of life of the Sherpa community.
☛ 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla with panoramic views of the landscapes.
We can do Gokyo Lakes trek all the year around. However, Autumn (September to November) and Spring (March to May) seasons are considered the best seasons for this trekking. During this time the weather and skies are clear and the views are brilliant. The weather is best for hiking without rain. Especially during the spring season, we can also enjoy lush vegetation in the lower regions of the path.
Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek are considered moderate hikes. You need to walk 6 – 7 hours each day with a light backpack. The hike is relatively easy for those who have already hiked at higher elevations. We gently ask you to jog and exercise regularly at least a few months before you start your hike. Previous hiking experience would be a bonus, but no technical knowledge is required for this trip. It is also important that you consult your doctor before booking the hike. Participants with existing illnesses such as heart, lung and blood diseases must also inform us before booking this trek.