Explore the Less Trodden Gokyo Lakes Trek in the Everest Region
The Gokyo Lakes Trek is an exciting adventure in the Everest region. It's a less-trodden, unique journey that takes you to some fantastic places. This trek leads you to Gokyo Ri and across the Renjo La pass. It makes a circular path that connects Gokyo with the Bhotekoshi Valley. It's a great alternative to the more famous Everest Base Camp trek. You'll find hidden valleys and stunning blue lakes shining like jewels along the way. Massive glaciers and spectacular mountains surround these sacred lakes. It's like a dream come true for hikers.
From Gokyo to Bhote Koshi via Renjo
The plan for the Gokyo Lakes Trek is carefully designed. We take you through the quieter parts of the Everest region. You'll start by exploring the Gokyo to Bhote Koshi Valley in Khumbu. Your journey begins with a flight to Lukla from Ramechap airport. We hike along the Dudh Koshi River to Namche Bazaar. Then, you'll keep trekking to Gokyo Lakes through Dole and Machermmo. We walk through the rhododendron and conifer forests to reach Gokyo. These sacred and vibrating lakes used to be home to yak herders. The Renjo La Pass is a fantastic sport to see four of the world's highest peaks. Lhotse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, and Everest - towering above the glistening lakes.
We cross the Renjo pass at 5385 meters on our own to Bhote Koshi Valley. This valley has a history as a trade route between Nepal and Tibet. You might even meet Tibetan traders here. When you explore Thame, you'll see untouched views of the Himalayas. We descend to Lukla via Namche to end the journey to Gokyo Lakes Trek.
Safety, Food, and Places to Stay on Gokyo Lakes Trek
Safety is super important during the Gokyo Lakes Trek. We make sure both the people trekking and our team are safe. We carry an oxygen cylinder and a medical kit to keep you safe. Plus, a medically trained guide will lead you over the Renjo pass. You'll stay in local tea houses with private twin-bedded rooms. Our guide will make sure you get delicious and safe meals. That meal includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the trek.