Gokyo Lakes, Sagarmatha National Park

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Admire pristine clear lakes reflecting the magnificent Mount Everest at Gokyo Lakes. Worshipped both by Buddhist and Hindus, the moon-like landscape feels out of the world and evokes feelings of sanctity. Feel the power of the mighty Himalayas as you walk along the trails around the lake providing breathtaking views of untouched nature. Standing at 4,700- 5,000 m (15,400- 16,400 ft), the lakes' conditions can be extreme so don't forget to bring warm clothes and good hiking equipment. Use our Sagarmatha National Park trip planner to arrange your visit to Gokyo Lakes and other attractions in Sagarmatha National Park.
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  • Can't remember how many photos we took. Just strikingly beautiful, like Chardonnay, can't think of any good word to describe it! It is hard to climb upward with less than 45 degree slope and of course...  more »
  • There are a variety of Lakes in Gokyo. Research them well as they require a good amount of time to see and enjoy them. From the top of Gokyo Ri, you just can't imagine the beauty of the Lakes until yo...  more »
  • The secret is out... everyone clammers to EBC but after climbing Gokyo Ri and witnessing the most wonderful wonderful scenery, this place should be your choice. Gokyo is a remote village but far more ...  more »
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  • Magnificent views of this lake, the tranquil valley glacier and the ice melting from the mountain tops results into the colossal waterfalls from the mountains and the water gets collected here in this Gokyo lake, is supposed to be very auspicious and sacred lake according to hindu and Buddhism mythology. Breathtaking views of this lake. One can enjoy the chilling weather and fantastic views and also listening to the napali folk music sitting here.
  • A journey to Gokyo Lake offers you an breathtaking views and moreover it is exotically beautiful. This is a journey towards searching your own beauty and self: the journey towards silence. Prakash Thapa, Pokhara, Nepal
  • Gokyo Lakes are oligotrophic lakes in Nepal's Sagarmatha National Park, located at an altitude of 4,700–5,000 m (15,400–16,400 ft) above sea level. These lakes are the world’s highest freshwater lake system comprising six main lakes, of which Thonak Lake is the largest. In September 2007, Gokyo and associated wetlands of 7,770 ha (30.0 sq mi) have been designated a Ramsar site.
  • This tranquil valley is more famous for glacier-fed Gokyo Lakes that are considered to be sacred by both Hindus and Buddhists.
  • Peaceful, tranquil and beautiful.
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