The blue and green sparkling waters of the Gokyo lakes are one of the reasons to visit Nepal. It is the highest place in the world that contains freshwater. It is in the height of the 5000meters. We can get more variety of views than in the Everest region. It is best for those people who want to spend a little time at high altitude and want to see more natural varieties.
Gokyo region trek includes climbing the top of Gokyo Ri(Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu) which is as same as the Everest base camp. From the top of the Gokyo, you will enjoy the view of Everest and other very mountains and glaciers you can have the bright pictures of high altitudes lakes, Ngozumpa glaciers and views of Everest and other 8000m plus mountains.
You can access here by flying to Lukla by helicopter from Kathmandu. You can trek to Phakding(3440m) after reaching Lukla. Moreover, you can go to Namche bazaar to dole to machhermo and you finally reach Gokyo after 1 day of hiking. You can hike the Gokyo village at the altitude of 4956m sometime and can take a rest.
The ideal time to visit the Gokyo lake is at the time of spring season on the month of march, april and may. You can also go there at post monsoon. Weather there is likely to be clear and at day time there is warm treampreature. There is khumbu reigon which remain particularly cold so you may suffer from cough.It is best to go in summer season and winter season but you might prepare to face any difficult conditions any time, you may not get clear views.
In this region you can find locally opereted teashop, hotei/lodge and homestay. You can find a variety of hotels in this area from highly sophisticated where you can find every facilities to small teahouse. Best hotles which have the electric blankets and hot showers is available there. Food like rice momo soup can serve you. There is a special food of Tibetean style bread whose taste remain in every people tongue who once taste it. You can have a meal with the fresh vegetable and fish.
The aea on which you are trekking is under the sagarmatha national park so you need a TIMS and sagarmatha national park permit. The permit fee per person ie per total 40 US dollar.You can take the TIMS permit in kathmandu and sagarmatha national park permit in Monjo.
From the point of difficulty this trek is moderate at the high altitude. You can go to Gokyo Ri at its summit of 5400m heights. This trek is located as high as everest as everest base camp but this trek is more easier than everest base trek. This trek is located at high altitude so you take care about the cold trempreature and make sure you havenot the altitude sickness.
To make your trip more adventurous you can take the way of Renjo La Pass and return into a beautiful valley that you lead to to the Namche bazaar. Then you can take the normal flight of Lukla. This route enables you to make the beautiful memory of sherpa village.