Gokyo Valley Trek is the house of the highest freshwater lakes in the world in the Khumbu Region (Everest Region). Gokyo Valley Trek is the must-see place for anyone looking for adventure and is something you would not like to miss. Gokyo Valley Trek in the Everest Region is the home of the highest several Himalayas well as mountain lakes. There is a total of 19 Gokyo Lakes in the Gokyo Valley and all of them are freshwater systems. The Gokyo Ri is the highest hill of 5357 meters that has the proud height to look straight at Mt. Everest (8848m) to several eight-thousanders like Lhotse (8414m), and Cho Oyu (8188m). The Gokyo valley Trek is trekking through delightful valleys in mountains, crystal clear blue and green lakes, world’s biggest ice glacier called the Ngozumpa glacier dominated by the nearest mountains of the Everest Himalayas range.
Gokyo Valley Trek is labelled moderate in difficulty, so anyone with fairly good health can attempt it. Gokyo Valley Trek is a living museum dotted with small villages and settlements still not touched by modernity and intact with an unspoiled environment. The friendly Sherpa locals add charm to the place with their simple rural lifestyles. It is also the base of the highest freshwater lake system (4700-5000 m) in the world, comprising 19 both big and small lakes. Among them, six hold significant importance because of their size and depth.
Gokyo village (4700 m), is a quaint village situated by the bank of third Gokyo Lake. This place has several stone houses, mainly small hotels catering to tourists and trekkers. Apart from the beauty of Gokyo Valley itself, the trek features traversing through several Sherpa settlements and Buddhist monasteries while enjoying the continuous vista of the Khumbu Himalayas. The trek, following the trails of Dudh Koshi River throughout, takes the trekkers from the green forested paths of Khumbu to the stony terrains to the moraines of Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in Nepal. These mountains, ridges and glaciers are supernatural as are your experiences with the Sherpa individuals, the well-known mountain inhabitants of this Himalayan wonderland. Sherpas’ lifestyle will add a further dimension to your experience of Gokyo Valley Trek.