Gokyo Lakes are more adventurous than just being a place. Nestling in the Sagarmatha National Park of Nepal these are more beautiful than words can say. Located high at an altitude of 16,400 ft above the sea level; it’s a good trekking up there. Gokyo Lakes are honoured of being the world’s highest freshwater lake with 6 lakes mixing up – Thonak being the largest.
There are two pint of view to this lake. One is religious with thousands of Buddhist and Hindus reviving it. Second is adventure. Trekkers come here to enjoy trekking all the way up. Being on the Himalayan Glacier trekking range; it’s the Nepal’s biggest glacier point.
The Treks of Gokyo Lakes
The arch of the snow - mountains can be seen from miles much before you reach Goyko. An exceptionally charismatic mountains it has more than 7000 visitors every winters. For those who cannot make to everest base camp because of its extreme weather conditions can easily take a climb to goyko lakes. . The trek takes up the route to Sansa – exactly what it takes in the beginning of Everest Base Camp route reaching Ngozumpa Glacier. Passing through Namche market and Machhermo one reaches Gokyo Lakes. Here what you can see is the beautiful shapes of clouds, blue azure sky, turquoise mountain lakes and the silent surroundings. It’s more than just beautiful.
The entire trek is neither very easy nor very tough. Rather it’s good for those who have breathing problems or are not really good at trekking. A comparatively smooth and easy walk up the hill; it’s a good trek – popular amongst the tourists /travellers.
Best Time to be Gokyo Lake
Although the best time to be here is September to December in winters and March to May in summers; yet it depends entirely upon the travellers which one they opt for. If you are coming here for trekking then be here in the beginning of March or beginning of September to get the best view. This adventure tour of Gokyo Lakes is one of the most popular one amongst the travellers. The off- beaten treks, sparkling water lakes, Sherpas walking with their herds, alpine campsites, beautiful panoramas, tranquil paths perfectly blended scenic beauty of earth and sky and the mountains which surrounds the valley is something which one can expect in this trail. It’s more than just a natural beauty!
Watch out for
Be here and get the thrill of almost touching the sky. But also look for little treks, small paths, less options for food, small sprains and tremendous ice ridge. Look out for mountain - lake with blue water, ice treks, yak milk, yak butter and the local dresses! Of course, camera is a must!
It is a must that one takes a guided tour to this height. There are ISO approved trekking organisations as well as IATA approved tour operators which must be considered while going on a trek tour like this.