“Experience the hospitality of the local Sherpa culture in the most marvelous Khumbu region with Gokyo Lakes Trek journey in the world.”
Gokyo Lakes Trek is an alternative to classical treks in the Khumbu region. The trail travels through the verdant valley west of Everest to the village of Gokyo and the five sacred lakes. Hiking along the longest glacier in the Himalayas, Ngozumpa Glacier, is another interesting highlight of this trek. Gokyo is the world’s highest freshwater lake system at around 5,000 m comprising 6 amazing azure glacial lakes.
The journey starts in primeval Kathmandu, where you will explore the medieval city for a cultural experience. Then a scenic flight to Lukla takes you to the Everest region. The trail passes through famous Sherpa villages such as Phakding, Namche, Machhermo, and Dole on its way to Gokyo Valley.
It is truly fascinating to explore the lakes in the Gokyo valley and hike up to the Gokyo Ri (5,357 m), the highest point on the trek. Situated on the shore of Dudh Pokhari, the Gokyo valley is full of lovely stone houses and pastures. From Gokyo, you ascend to Gokyo Ri (5,360 m) viewpoint that overlooks the tiny Gokyo village, and the Ngozumpa glacier. Also, you witness a sublime sunrise over majestic mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Makalu, Cholatse, and Taboche.
This trek also integrates nature with culture. While trekking in this picturesque area, you can witness the fascinating culture of the Sherpas in the Everest region. Gokyo Lakes Trek is ideal for those who want to trek in the Everest region, but want a more unique and remote experience.
This is a sample itinerary and we shall customise the program as per your needs and preferences.