Trekking to Gokyo Ri and Gokyo lakes are one of the most beautiful activities in Everest region. There are thousands of trekkers who visit Nepal for Gokyo Ri and Gokyo lakes trekking. Some trekkers might have lesser number of days and still, want to trek to Gokyo Ri and Gokyo Lakes lakes. For such trekkers, we’ve summarized the trek into Short Gokyo Ri and Gokyo Lakes Trek.
This trek is a remarkable experience. Every time in Everest, every trek in Everest is a lifetime adventure. This trek offers numerous remarkable moments and memories. Beginning with the scenic flight with thrilling land at Lukla, this trek will take up to Gokyo Ri, 5357 meters.
This trek is an opportunity to witness the highland Himalayas and the highland wetlands at the same time. The five Gokyo lakes are beautiful, beyond your imagination. They are calm and are enchanting! In this trek, you will also see the longest glacier, the Ngozumpa glacier.
This trek also combines nature with culture. During this trek, you can witness the diverse culture of the Sherpas in Everest region. You can witness their unique way of life, how quiet and cheerful they are. You’ll surely love the way they greet you and serve warm heart filling hospitality.
In this trek, you can complete your Gokyo Ri and Gokyo lakes trek in only including your day of arrival. This trek does not have any rest or acclimatization days. Thus, this trek is most suitable for those who already have several high altitude trekking experiences.
If you are a beginner trekker, there are several other treks you can do. Also, you can do the standard Gokyo lake trekking that includes sufficient acclimatization and rest.
If you want to go on a Short trek to Gokyo Ri and Gokyo Lakes, contact us. We will be happy to organize the best trek for you.
Best Time for Gokyo Lake Trekking
If you wish to see the blue skies, mesmerizing white Himalayas reflecting inside the tranquil Gokyo lakes, autumn is the best time. If you are looking forward to the trails covered in colorful petals of Rhododendron blossoms, you must go in Spring.
Autumn (September, October, and November) is the most popular time for Gokyo Lake Trekking. This is the post-monsoon period. Hence, you can rejoice the best visibility. The Himalayas, Gokyo lakes, and surrounding will be at their best in this season. Also, there are very few chances of rainfall and snow.
Spring (March, April, and May) is the time of nature lovers. This is the time when nature regains its beautiful form after the ruthless winter. With Spring, sprouts of grasses peep out through the ground and buds start developing into alluring flowers. You will see colorful Rhododendron blossoms along the trekking trails in lower regions. Also, you will see tiny wildflowers smiling on the ground. Also, the weather remains stable. Likewise, the temperature is moderate to trek.
Winter and Monsoon are less popular seasons to trek. The uncertain weather poses a different level of risks and difficulties while trekking in these seasons. So, you must be ready with a strong mindset, good physique, and proper planning and gearing.
Difficulties During Short Gokyo Lakes Trek
Altitude is a major difficulty. This trek has no acclimatization days. If you are a beginner trekker on high altitudes, this trek will be very tough. Instead, you can take some time and do Gokyo lake trek with acclimatization days.
There are some long days on the trek. Walking for long trekking hours over the rugged trails is truly a challenge but it worth!