Things to do in Gokyo Lake


Gokyo Lake


Among many places around the Everest region, Gokyo is the best place for the best view of Everest, and other mountains and lakes including Gokyo Lake itself.

In this article, we will try to explain the Gokyo Lake by text pictures and some videos. In advance here we will tell you what Gokyo Lake looks like at all the seasons and the things you can do at Gokyo Lake.

Gokyo Lake is a mesmerizing and picturesque alpine lake located in the Gokyo Valley of the Sagarmatha National Park in the Solukhumbu District of Nepal. 

Gokyo Lake is situated at an elevation of approximately 4,700 meters (15,400 feet) above sea level, it is considered one of the most stunning high-altitude lakes in the world.

The Gokyo Valley, nestled amidst the majestic Himalayan mountain range, is a popular trekking destination for adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers. The valley is blessed with breathtaking natural beauty, and the jewel in its crown is the series of six glacial lakes known as Gokyo Lakes.


Gokyo Valley with Gokyo lake


These lakes, collectively referred to as Gokyo Lake, are renowned for their crystal-clear turquoise waters, which reflect the surrounding snow-capped peaks, creating a truly awe-inspiring sight.

The largest among the Gokyo Lakes is the aptly named Gokyo Cho, Gokyo Cho is also considered one of the world's highest freshwater lakes, lending it an air of exclusivity and uniqueness.

At Gokyo Valley, there are around 10 houses. They are all tea houses and guest houses. Also, there is a medical clinic. Beautiful valley surrounded by mountains including Mt Everest (Sagarmatha), Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. From Gokyo, you can see the full view of Mt. Everest with both parts South and North.

Yak at Gokyo Lake

-Yaks around Gokyo Lake


The trek to Gokyo Lake is an unforgettable experience, offering trekkers a chance to witness the majestic beauty of the Himalayas up close. 

Reaching Gokyo Lake rewards trekkers with a surreal panorama. The emerald-colored waters of the lake glisten under the sun, surrounded by the dramatic backdrop of snow-clad mountains. On clear days, the reflections of the peaks in the tranquil lake create a mirror-like effect, amplifying the grandeur of the surroundings.

Besides its natural beauty, Gokyo Lake holds religious significance for the local Sherpa people and is a destination for spiritual pilgrimages. During the annual full moon of August, the lake attracts devotees who come to pay their respects and perform rituals at its shores.


Gokyo Lake


The Gokyo region also offers opportunities for further exploration, including the ascent of Gokyo Ri, a nearby peak that provides a panoramic view of the entire valley, lakes, and surrounding mountains. The sight from the summit of Gokyo Ri at sunrise or sunset is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, as the golden hues illuminate the mountains, casting a spellbinding glow.




Things to do in Gokyo Lake:

We have already mentioned many things you can do at Gokyo Lake but while highlighting at point-wise:

1. Enjoy with Gokyo Lake

Gokyo Lake itself is a branding name around the world. It is the most highlighted list for the trekkers who trekking at Everest or planning to go the Everest.


2. Close view of Mountains and Peaks

Golyo is the best viewpoint for Everest. You can see more than 30 peaks from Gokyo and 4 mountains that are more than 8000 Mtr. You can feel the mountain from very close. You will be surrounded by mountains. 

View from Gokyo lake


3. Horse riding around Gokyo Lake

Horse riding around Gokyo Lake is also one of the best things that you can do at Gokyo Lake. Here you can hire a horse or you can talk to the local people and can enjoy the lake and mountains, peak with riding a horse with awesome thrill and feeling.


4. Go to Viewpoint

One of the best viewpoints in the world. I can say again one of the best viewpoints. No doubt it is the place where you can forget yourself. From this viewpoint, you can view a lot of peaks and mountains including a full view of Mt Everest.


5. 5th Lake Hiking

Embarking on the 5th Lake Hike from Gokyo is an exhilarating adventure. The trail weaves through rugged terrain, revealing panoramic vistas of the majestic Himalayas. The serene beauty of Gokyo, the fifth lake, surrounded by snow-capped peaks, offers a serene moment of reflection amidst nature's grandeur.


6. Full View of Mt. Everest

This is the only place from where you can see the full view of Mt Everest. You can imagine how it can look. Not only Everest but other beautiful mountains, lakes and peaks.

Everest View Point


7. Explore Other Lakes

Around the Gokyo Lake, there is not only a Gokyo Lake there are other lakes also. With Gokyo Lake, you can explore the lakes around there nearby. Beautiful crystal clear lakes. Lake between the mountains. Lakes with a reflected view of the mountains. Lakes at the lab of the mountains and especially lakes around the highest point of the earth.



These are the only basic things that we mentioned that you can do in Gokyo lake. You can spend your time Morley here by understanding their culture, tradition, food, lifestyle and many more. More than this again you can make small hikes around the Gokyo lakes and other activities.

mountains and peaks wth gokyo


Gokyo Lake with four seasons


Gokyo Lake at Spring

Spring season itself is the best and most beautiful season of the year. It brings new life to the ground around the Gokyo. Beautiful and awesome flowers, natural flowers. Everywhere flowers. Like the ground of flowers. 

In the spring season surroundings of the Gokyo are colourful.  But the lake remains blue and calm. We can enjoy Colourful Gokyo and around with beautiful and unique natural flowers with mountains.


Gokyo Lake at Summer:

In summer Gokyo Lake remains cool and fresh. In summer this looks more green than blue. It's a beautiful blue lake at the lab of the mountains. It is surrounded by the beautiful mountains.

In summertime around the Gokyo, we can see the green around the blue lake. 



Gokyo Lake at Autumn

In autumn, Gokyo Lake transforms into a breathtaking masterpiece. The surrounding hills adorn themselves with a rich tapestry of fiery red and orange hues. The tranquil waters mirror the vibrant foliage, creating a mesmerizing symphony of colour and reflection that captures the heart and soul of this Himalayan gem.


Gokyo Lake at Winter

Almost everything is Freez. Even if it is not snowing in the winter normally it goes below 0 degree temperature. So obviously everything was frozen. In deep winter almost every lake is frozen and people can walk over the lake.

If snow is there everything will cover by it. Just some castles and people can survive there. In winter most of the people leave their house and hotel at Gokyo and they come down from the Gokyo where they can easily spend their winter. Most of the people go to Kathmandu the Capital city of Nepal for the winter and they come back at the start of spring.

Gokyo Lake Winter


Gokyo Lake is a true gem of the Himalayas, an oasis of serenity amidst the rugged mountain landscape. Whether you are an adventure seeker, a nature enthusiast, or a spiritual traveller, this magnificent destination will leave an indelible mark on your heart and mind, beckoning you to return again and again to experience its breathtaking beauty.

That is why we can say that one of the main reasons the Everest Base Camp trek is best among the other treks globally is Gokyo Valley and Gokyo Lakes.