Article published by : Trekking Nepal on Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Category : Vacations

Gokyo Lake Trek – Witness the Largest Freshwater Lake System In The Planet Up Close

The sparkling, immaculate blue & green waters of the Gokyo Lakes are no doubt one of the most memorable sights in Nepal. Rests at 5630m above sea level in the Khumbu province of the Himalayas, Gokyo is from where you can witness the most exceptional panoramic sight of the 5 highest mountains in the globe, including Mount Everest (8848m), Mt Lhotse (8501m), Mt Kanchenjunga (8586m), Mt Makalu (8463m) and Mount Cho Oyu (8201m). Throughout the Gokyo Lake trek, you’ll also get to witness the splendor of the mountains such as Mt. Ama Dabalm (6856m), Mt. Nuptse (7861m), Mt. Taboche (6542m), Mt. Khumbila (5761m) and Mt. Cholaste (6443m).

For your knowledge, Gokyo Lake System is the highest freshwater lake system in the planet. It feature a total of nineteen lakes and encompassing 6 major lakes, including Gyazumpa Cho, Gokyo Lake, Tanjung Cho, Ngozumpa Cho, Longpanga Cho and Thonak Cho.

It is not just Gokyo Ri, Its lakes & the magnificent sight of the 4 highest mountains in the planet, alongside several other mountains that you get to see, but also the longest glacier in the Himalayas: Ngozumpa Glacier which’s 36 kilometers long. Through a Gokyo Lake trek, one get the best of both worlds – exceptional landscapes encompassing snow-topped giants of the grand Himalayas, the lakes as well as the genuine Sherpa culture experience.

The Gokyo Lake Trek could be mild to straining in terms of difficulty level relying upon the stamina and strength of the trekker. And it usually takes 12-14 days to accomplish Gokyo Lake trek relying upon the individual’s pace & the acclimatization time requires to get familiar with the higher altitude. Real adventure seekers consider Gokyo Lake trek trail without much ammenity like the one enclosing all through the Everest Base Camp. Along the EBC route one can easily come across various lodges and tea-houses with absolute modern facilities.

However, the most favorable time to discover the Gokyo Valley is from September to November and from March to May. To commence your adventure trekking in Nepal on Gokyo Lake, you’ll need to take forty minute mountain flight to the most risky terminals in the globe: Lukla airport from Kathmandu. The flight landing on a flat stretch of runaway atop a flat site on the mountain can be both electrifying & nerve-racking for all the travelers.

If you love extreme adventure, then Gokyo Lake trek should on your card alongside Manaslu Circuit Trek as well as Upper Mustang Trek. Wish you the best of luck for your upcoming trekking adventure in Nepal.


Keywords: Manaslu Circuit Trek, Upper Mustang Trek

By: Trekking Nepal

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