Gokyo Lake Trek - Trekking Season

The Gokyo Lake trek takes you through beautiful forests, traditional Sherpa villages, and stunning mountain landscapes. One of the main highlights of the trek is the series of turquoise Gokyo lakes, which are located at an altitude of over 4,700 meters.

The best time to do the Gokyo Lake trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. During these months, the weather is usually clear and dry, providing excellent visibility of the surrounding mountains and landscapes. The skies are generally blue, and the days are warm and sunny, with average temperatures ranging from 10 to 20 degrees Celsius. The trails are also less muddy and slippery compared to the monsoon season.

However, during the peak seasons, the trekking routes can get crowded with other trekkers and tourists, and the accommodation and facilities can get fully booked. Thus, it is advisable to book your accommodation and permits in advance to avoid any inconvenience.

In the winter (December to February), the temperatures can drop significantly, making the trekking routes challenging and dangerous due to snow and ice. However, the views are still stunning during this season, and the trails are less crowded.

During the monsoon season (June to August), the trails can get muddy and slippery, and there is a risk of landslides and flooding. The views can also be obstructed due to clouds and rainfall, but the lush greenery and blooming wildflowers offer a unique experience for those who enjoy trekking in the rain. It is important to be cautious during the monsoon season and check the weather conditions before starting the trek.