Gokyo Lakes Trek starts from Lukla in the wake of taking an energizing mountain flight to Lukla. Trekkers will follow the exemplary Everest Base Camp Route from Lukla through delightful Sherpa towns of Phakding, Monjo, and Namche Bazaar. From Namche trekkers follow the principal trail till Sanasa and the path to Gokyo Valley follows Dudh Koshi River to its source, Ngozumpa Glacier towards the delightful villa of Gokyo Valley. Ngojumpa is the longest glacial mass in Nepal Himalaya; you will have an astounding perspective on it from Gokyo Ri otherwise called Gokyo Trek Peak.

Gokyo Ri is a trekking peak situated in the Khumbu area arranged above Gokyo Valley on the west side of the Ngozumpa ice sheet. Typically it requires around 2 hours climb up from the Gokyo relying upon your wellness and endurance you have. From Gokyo Ri, it is feasible to see four of the six tallest peaks; Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8463m), and Cho Oyo (8201m) with numerous other little snow-covered pinnacles. Viewing all of them is almost impossible in any other popular treks as Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Manaslu Circuit Trek or Langtang Valley Trek.  Hikers will have the opportunity to see and appreciate Turquoise tempting blue high elevation lakes around Gokyo Valley in the space which are viewed as sacred.

The Gokyo Ri journey, otherwise called Gokyo Valley or Gokyo Lake Trek is a genuinely mainstream traveling trail and is the perfect alternative of classic Everest Base Camp Trek. The actual course finishes at Gokyo Ri and Gokyo Lake fifth and adventurers regularly pivot now and backtrack their means back to the trailhead.

There is two option traveling courses that starts close to the southern tip of Ngozumpa Glacier. This elective course drives east over the Cho La, a pass at 5,420 m (17,782ft) to meet with the core Everest Base Camp trek route. Numerous individuals consolidated Gokyo Ri journey with Everest Base Camp. Everest View Trek, Everest High Passes Trek, Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek are other associated journeys of this trek.

There are numerous discretionary journeys to expand the investigation and high-elevation strolling, you could add the days by including the intersection of Renjo La Pass, a 5417m (17,782ft) high pass that goes to Thame Village and afterward Namche Bazaar and traveling across Chola Pass (5420m) on the east connection you to Everest Base Camp Trek course.

Accommodation and Food 

Tea houses are brilliant little asylums where you eat and stay for the time being. They regularly comprise private rooms and a principal normal eating region. These structures are commonly not warmed so it gets cold in there. The primary region might be warmed with a focal oven, yet in some cases not. Bring comfortable garments!

In each tea house normal region, gatherings of travelers all snatch tables and drink tea, eat and mess around. Guides and doormen additionally hang out by the kitchen to visit, drink tea and mess around.

Travelers pick dinner and hot beverages from the menus at the tea houses. Commonplace dinners incorporate; omelets, toast, bubbled eggs, noodle soup, seared rice, macaroni, momo, vegan curries, pizza, or chow mein. The conventional Nepali Dal Bhat which comprises rice, lentils, and a vegetable is everything you can eat and consistently a decent decision. Meat on the mountain isn’t clean and we propose adventurers to stay with veggie lover choices.

When to Trek Gokyo?

Three months in autumn (September, October, November) and three months in spring (March, April, May) are well-thought-out as the preeminent time for trekking Gokyo Lakes. The clear weather conditions, moderate temperatures, unobstructed views allow trekkers to make the most out of their days in the most captivating spot on the planet, the Gokyo Lakes. Nevertheless, for trekkers wanting to shun the crowds of the peak periods, a rather easy and calm trek can be done around December and February. Be aware of the high snowfall and freezing temperatures in those months and prepare well before your actual trek.

Trekking gears and clothes

Trekking gears, clothing, and other equipment play great roles making an adventure trekking experience great. It is not a good idea to carry unnecessary items, so make sure to bring only what you need, as the trek will be hazardous with an overloaded pack. Follow a list of basic fundamental gears and equipment. You either can carry those items either in your home country, purchase/hire in Kathmandu, or can buy in even Lukla/Namche Bazaar. But buying in Lukla or Namche Bazaar is not a good idea as there are not the choices of shops and prices are also higher too.

Backpack, hiking boots, down jacket, rain (windproof) jacket, camp shoes, socks, trousers, (pants), thermal wear, shirts (t-shirts), gloves, hat, sunglasses, sleeping bag, reusable water bottles, purifying tablets, trekking poles, gaiters (leg protection), micro-spikes (mini crampons), hand sanitizer, torch, toiletries, prescriptions, medical kit are some the basic items you need to pack before the trek.

Trek Route 

There are two routes that one can take to reach Gokyo Lakes; one direct route and another via Cho La Pass from Everest Base Camp. Trekkers wishing to hike only Gokyo Lakes can take a short route however if they want more adventures, choose the second alternative.

Option I

Kathmandu » Lukla » Phakding » Namche Bazaar » Dole » Machhermo » Gokyo » Dole » Namche Bazaar » Lukla » Kathmandu

Option II

Kathmandu » Lukla » Phakding » Namche Bazaar »Tengboche » Dingboche » Lobuche » Gorekshep Everest Base Camp/ Kala Patthar » Cho La » Gokyo Lakes » Machhermo » Dole » Namche Bazaar » Lukla » Kathmandu