Hiking Trail to Gokyo Lakes
Shimmering with a heart melting sunshine in the midst of the grandiose Himalayas of Nepal lies the phenomenal Gokyo Valley which is home to the mystical Gokyo Lakes of Nepal. Capturing your hearts with the bewildering sight of a tranquil Himalayan lake, travelers who are keen to visit Everest region / Khumbu region can march towards Gokyo Lakes on a less trodden path filled with awe-inspiring wilderness. Even though, Nepal is home to utter magnificence like Mt. Everest which by the way is the world’s highest mountain in terms of elevation from the sea level, travel enthusiasts will surely find Gokyo Lake astonishing as it has its own unique charm to Gokyo Lakes.
Gaining popularity amongst fellow trekkers, a trek to Gokyo Valley begins with a flight trip to Lukla town which is a small yet prolific town located at a high elevation of 2,860 meters above sea level. Khumbu region has only one airport and that lies in Lukla so it is often called the gateway to Everest region of Nepal. Even the flight is awe-inspiring as you will get some of the first glimpses of several Himalayan mountains from your flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Later, as you begin your trekking adventure, you will initially follow a classic yet popular Himalayan trail to Namche Bazaar from Lukla town via Phakding village. The entire journey will be overwhelming for many as they slowly enter into the phenomenal Khumbu region.
Trekkers will cross several suspension bridges while attempting to reach Namche Bazaar in the first few days of their trekking adventure. Anyone who plans to reach Gokyo Valley will need to reach Namche Bazaar – the Sherpa capital of Khumbu region. At Namche Bazaar, you can find some of the most heartening cultural experiences as you get to meet and stay together with the local Sherpa communities. Namche Bazaar is typically a famous touristic hub where people planning to travel to Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Lakes or any other trek inside Khumbu region will eventually plan on spending an overnight for acclimatization purposes. As at these kinds of high altitude, trekking can become a bit dangerous for those who are not adjusted to the surrounding low-pressure atmosphere of these high-altitude environment.
It’s very important for trekkers to keep checking their physical and mental conditions while traveling here. They need to understand about the risks that come with traveling at high elevations. Hence, we suggest trekkers to buy themselves a proper Travel Insurance which can help them cover their losses. After spending a night at Namche Bazaar, we shall head up and then leave the previous Everest Base Camp trail. Once we do that, we will be able to reach Gokyo valley and later arrive at the Gokyo Lake. No matter where you go, you will sooner or later want to travel here at some moment of your life as long as you love the natural serenity and freshness that lies within the soothing atmosphere of the Gokyo Lakes. In addition to that, trekkers will also be able to hike up the iconic Gokyo-Ri for a spectacular view of the entire Himalayan region and the Gokyo Lakes down below. Some have even mentioned that a view from Gokyo-Ri is one of the best views which you can get inside Khumbu region.
Last of all, if you are one of those individuals who love trekking in a less crowded trek trail by escaping the main trek trails then the Gokyo Lake will be a great destination to visit. Furthermore, you can simply contact us to join a trek to Gokyo Lakes and we shall give you a journey of your lifetime worth remembering.