Gokyo Lake - Gokyo Ri

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  • Last Updated on Sep 29, 2023

Gokyo Ri is also the hidden treasure of the Everest region which offers impressive views of Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Valley, icy cool rivers, glaciers, and snow-capped pinnacles such as Everest (8848 m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Lhotse (8501m), Pumori (7145m) and Makalu (8463m). The major attraction for the trek is the Gokyo Lake comprising six other lakes which also cover an area of 7770 hectares. 

The Gokyo Ri trek is perfect for someone looking for any sort of challenge and a less crowded trekking destination that offers nothing but the best views and quality time. The trekking trail to the Gokyo Ri initially follows the same trail as the Everest trek up at the Sansa, a junction between EBC and Gokyo Valley, and then separates at the Mongla pass from where trekkers can enjoy captivating sights for the Thamserku, Ama Dablam, and Mt. Khumbila. 

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Where is Gokyo Ri?

The famed Gokyo Ri is situated at the west side for the Ngozumpa Glacier, which is the largest glacier in Nepal and is considered the largest at the entire Himalayas. Gokyo (4,750 m / 15,584 ft), which is at the foot of Gokyo Ri, which is a small hamlet with some stone houses and one of the highest settlements in the moderIt is located on the west side of the Ngozumpa Glacier, which is the largest glacier in Nepal and is considered the largest in the entire Himalayas. Gokyo (4,750 m / 15,584 ft), at the foot of Gokyo Ri, is a small hamlet with some stone houses and one of the highest settlements in the world.

 From Gokyo Ri, you can see four 8,000-meter peaks: Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu, and the Gokyo Lakes are in the area. From Gokyo Ri, you can also see four 8,000-meter peaks: Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu, and the Gokyo Lakes are also in the area.

About Gokyo Lake History

About Gokyo Ri Lake, it also lies at an altitude of 4700 meters and 5,000 meters. It is one of the biggest lakes which consists of six very main lakes and is located at the Sagarmatha National Park at the Solukhumbu district of eastern Nepal.

The Gokyo Lake system consisting of 19 lakes is also spread over 196.2 altitude. The altitude ranges from 4600 to 5100 meters.

The Gokyo Ri Lakes is one of the most celebrated and holiest places for both the followers of Hinduism and Buddhism. The site has many devotees while taking a holy dip in the water of Gokyo Lake. On the day of Janai Purnima, hundreds of devotees come to this place. There are also temples of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu in the western corner of the lake.

The site is also worshiped as the place of the Snake deity. Not only is Gokyo Ri Lake famous but there is a village known as Gokyo village which is the main center at this area which sits at an altitude of 4790 meters. 

How To Reach Gokyo ri?

There are several ways to reach the Gokyo lake. You can either choose to take a flight or helicopter to Lukla or take a bus ride to Jiri from Kathmandu then you can walk to Gokyo Lakes. There are also three ways that you could reach Gokyo Ri which are as follows

Kathmandu to Lukla by Flight

If you choose to take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the duration for the flight is about 35 minutes. Your flight starts from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and will end at Lukla.

Kathmandu to Lukla by Helicopter

Sometimes due to flight cancellations, many trekkers choose the helicopter flight to Lukla. The helicopter is also an available option for those people who loves to go up and enjoy the aerial view of the location.

Kathmandu to Jiri by Land

To go to Jiri from Kathmandu, you can get the express bus or local bus. Bus leaves from the old bus station at Ratna Park early in the morning every day from 6 to 8 am.. Kathmandu to Jiri by bus will take you almost 7 to 8 hours though and just 190 kilometers away from the capital city of Kathmandu.

Why is Gokyo ri Famous for?

The holy Gokyo lakes are of religious significance to the Hindus and Buddhists. These lakes have also provided refuge for migratory birds during their trans- Himalayan migration, twice annually. Apart from this, Gokyo is also renowned for being the world's highest altitude ice skating range and part of for the Ramsar sites.

About Gokyo ri, Gokyo Lake, and Gokyo Valley

Gokyo Lake with Gokyo Ri Trek starts from Lukla after taking the exciting mountain flight to Lukla. We will follow the classic Everest Base Camp Route from Lukla through the beautiful Sherpa villages of Phakding, Monju, and Namche Bazaar. From Namche, we have to follow the main trail till Sanasa and the trail to Gokyo Valley follows Dudh Koshi River at its source, Ngozumpa Glacier towards the beautiful hamlet of Gokyo Valley. Ngozumpa is the longest glacier in Nepal Himalaya; you will have an amazing view of it from Gokyo Ri, also known as Gokyo Trekking Peak. 

Gokyo Ri is also the trekking peak at the Khumbu region which is above Gokyo Valley at the west side of the Ngozumpa glacier. Normally it takes about 2 hours to hike up from the Gokyo Ri depending on your fitness and stamina. From Gokyo Ri, it is possible to see four 8,000-meter peaks: Mt. Everest (8848m), Makalu (8463m), Lhotse (8516m) and Cho Oyo (8201m) with several other small snow-capped peaks. We will also have a chance to see and enjoy Turquoise enticing blue high altitude lakes around Gokyo Valley in an area which are considered to be holy. The Gokyo Lake trek, also known as Gokyo Valley or Gokyo Ri Trek is a fairly popular trekking trail. The route itself ends at Gokyo Ri and Gokyo Lake fifth and trekkers typically turn around in this point and retrace their steps back to the trailhead. There are two alternative trekking routes which begin near the southern tip of Ngozumpa Glacier. This alternative route also leads east over the Cho La; a pass at 5,420 m (17,782 ft) to meet with the main Everest Base Camp trek route. Many people start the Gokyo Ri trek with Everest Base Camp.

Thing to do Nearby Tengboche Monastery

Tengboche Monastery is also known as Dawa Choling Gompa, at  the Tengboche village in Khumjung in the Khumbu region of eastern Nepal is the Tibetan Buddhist monastery for the Sherpa community. Situated at 3,867 meters (12,687 ft), the monastery is the largest gompa at the Khumbu region of Nepal. It was also built in 1916 by Lama Gulu which has links to its mother monastery known as the Rongbuk Monastery in Tibet. 

In 1934, it was also destroyed through the earthquake and was also rebuilt. In 1989, it was destroyed for a second time by a fire and then rebuilt with the help of volunteers and international hand. Tengboche monastery is among  the Sagarmatha National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) with the  panoramic view of the Himalayan Mountains, that also includes well-known peaks of Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. Tengboche is the main site of the "Sacred Sites Trail Project" for the Sagarmatha National Park which attracts a large number of tourists for trekking and mountaineering sites.

Everest Three Pass trek

The Everest Three Passes Trek is an adventurous journey in the Nepalese Himalayas, offering a unique blend of the popular Everest trails and hidden gems in the Khumbu region. This extraordinary trek entails traversing all three breathtaking high passes: Kongma La Pass (5,535/18,159ft), Cho La Pass (5,420m/17,782ft), and Renjo La Pass (5,340m/17,520ft).

You will have the opportunity to visit iconic landmarks like Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar, Gokyo Ri, and the lovely Gokyo Lakes. Along the way, you’ll also explore the remote and unspoiled Nangpa La Valley, and the charming Sherpa village of Marlung and the serene monastery village of Thame.

Everest Gokyo Lake Trek

Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is an astonishing holy place, one of the experience journeys for the Himalayas and one of the best treks among the Everest region. Where you might be able to have an Eye-catching Panoramic view of the snow-capped mountains, exotic scenery of gorgeous mountains in the Everest region rather than a long  walk in the valley of Gokyo with splendid mountains standing in the High Himalayas. 

Everest Gokyo peak climbing for memorable photographs to keep data to the next generation to be a memory of life even if you might have physical fitness. When you walk in the mountains you will have both benefits and visit the mountain country during your trek. So don’t miss the chance to be here because of being enrich in natural diversity, Goyko Peak  the viewpoint of Gokyo Trek give you another attraction for the huge numbers of mountain Peaks like Mt. Everest, Mount Lhotse , Ama Dablam and many other mountains above 8000 m which are visible from the top of Gokyo Peak.

Everest Chola pass Gokyo trek

The Gokyo Cho La Pass Everest Base Camp Trek is more technically advanced with some of the other treks at the area – and therefore more adventurous It also encompasses all the ‘usual’ sights in the area, like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Monastery, Gorak Shep, and Everest Base Camp, but also includes a visit at the Gokyo Lakes by crossing the high altitude Cho La Pass (5,330m). There are some long days of 8 to 9 hours but the majority are 5 to 6 hours in length. This is a stunning trek for those with stamina and a sense of adventure.

Everest Renjola pass and Gokyo Lake trek

The Gokyo to Renjo La Pass trek is one newly opened, offering the exciting, fresh option for high-pass trekking all through Khumbu. The most desirable time for the unforgettable trek is at the tail end of the monsoon season, when flowers blooming all throughout Nagpala give trekkers the illusion of walking across a textured, riotously colorful carpet.

 The heavenly scent also clears the mind wonderfully, and makes for the sweet slumber at night time. The remoteness of the villages here, the caravan-esque travel for the locals down the mountain to do business in Namche, and the enormous glaciers all offer something rare case to the traditional Everest Base Camp trek.

Gokyo Lake Helicopter tour

The helicopter tour starts at the circle  route through Gokyo which  is the fastest way to discover the wonders for the Khumbu region at the brief period. Regarded as the most picturesque valley of Everest, this tour takes you moving around dense woodlands, extensive pastureland, high mountains valleys, and the pristine turquoise blue lakes flying along with the Himalayan giants. 

The Gokyo Valley is also  located at the variant Solukhumbu District, the village itself is situated at an elevation of 4,750 meters at the eastern shore of the third Gokyo Lake making it one of the highest settlements in the world. Discover the beauty of this region from the luxury of a helicopter. The Gokyo Valley Helicopter tour begins from the domestic terminal for Kathmandu Airport. Hovering above the concrete jungles of Kathmandu Valley towards the northeastern part of the country. The flight takes you over lush hills to central Nepal, towards high mountain valleys. As you reach the Khumbu region you will be following the mighty Dudhkhosi River, passing over dotted settlements, and high mountain pass towards Gokyo Valley too.

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