Gokyo Acclimatization

by budget_trekking | Mar 20, 2018
Gokyo Acclimatization

On this day we usually climb the hill named Gokyo Ri (5360 m) and start the day as early as the first light. Alike Kala Patthar of Gorak Shep, Gokyo Ri is of Gokyo and it is a fantastic vantage point for many mountains but specially the Everest. The kind of a view that peak of the Gokyo Ri offers is the view reserved for either mountaineers or helicopter tour. The peak offers views of Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse and Taboche.

Furthermore, from the top of the hill you get a fantastic view of emerald green Lake 3 which is huge and lake 2 which is small compared to the first one. The entire uphill and downhill trip is completed within 3 hours. If we intend to reach the peak for sunrise, we usually skip breakfast and if we take our time to reach the peak we would be back to Gokyo for lunch.

Depending upon strength and fitness of the traveller, we would as well do a hike to the 4th and the 5th lake.