Day 18: Side hike to 6th lake: Gyazumba Tsho

The Gokyo Lakes are considered sacred by both Hindus and Buddhists. The site is worshipped as the residing place of ‘Nag Devata’ (Snake God); a temple of the Hindu deities Lords Vishnu and Shiva is situated at the western corner of the 3rd lake.

Distance: 19 km
Time: 7 hours
Night: Namaste Lodge, Gokyo

Start elevation (Gokyo): 4,765 m
Max elevation (at 9 km): 5,196 m
End elevation (Gokyo): 4,765 m
Total ascent / descent: 566 m / 566 m
Elevation gain: 0 m

4th lake - Thonak Tsho.

Scoundrel's Viewpoint on the left, right before the 5th lake.

5th lake - Ngozumba Tsho (4,951 m).

Knobby Viewpoint on the left.

Approach to the 6th lake.

Nameless Fangs.

Subindra with his just-built friendship cairn, Gyazumba Tsho (6th lake) and Cho Oyu in the background.

High altitude friendship.

Route map