EBC Trek Day 12-13 Gokyo-Dole-Namche Bazar-Monjo

Posted on February 16, 2020, 9:13 pm


Leaving Gokyo(4750m)


The Everest view from Gokyo Ri is only one of the many reasons for visiting Gokyo. There are more than 7 lodges here, most of them are face to the lake, relaxing on the lodge patios or their sunrooms overlooking the rich turquoise, picturesque lake and the etched mountains above are considered reward enough by some.

The lake in front of the village called Gokyo Tso (it was written Tsho on some printed map which I believed mean lake); it's the world's highest freshwater lake system with an area of 43Ha and a 43M of maximum depth.
They said It was considered sacred by both Hindus and Buddhists. But you know? even it's a wonderful place but it does have its problems. The toilets are potentially polluting the lake - without visible impact yet, perhaps, but it is hard to work out how to improve this situation.

Standing in front of the lake; you will find on your left side Mt Phari Lapcha and Gokyo Ri on your right.

Phari Lapcha Peak is one of the most popular trekking peak climbing of Khumbu region at an elevation of 6017m of Mahalangur Himalayan Range.


Gokyo Village and Gokyo Lake, view from Namaste Lodge. Behind the lake is the Phari Lapcha Peak with the elevation of 6017m.
Gokyo Village and Gokyo Lake, view from Namaste Lodge.
Behind the lake is the Phari Lapcha Peak with the elevation of 6017m.


The prices for the one night staying in Namaste Lodge, Gokyo
The prices for the one night staying in Namaste Lodge, Gokyo


The owners friendly, the lodge facilities are really good :)
The owners friendly, the lodge facilities are really good :)
Would you like some fresh milk?


Gokyo Tso(Third Lake) with the area of 43Ha and maximum depth of 43m
Gokyo Tso(Third Lake) with the area of 43Ha and maximum depth of 43m


Gokyo Tso
Gokyo Tso
Behind the lake is the Phari Lapcha Peak with the elevation of 6017m.



On the way to Dole(4040m)


Time does fly fast, I'm going back I felt don't want to leave this wonderful place. On the way to Dole there are a lot of small villages with several pleasant lodges and some relaxing spots with good views, especially of some little-known mountain. Here are the villages I crossed on the way :
Phangga > Machhermo > Luza > Kele > Dole or Dhole

Taujung Tso(Second Lake) with the area of 17Ha and maximum depth of 33.3m
Taujung Tso(Second Lake) with the area of 17Ha and maximum depth of 33.3m


Machhermo on the way from Gokyo to Dole. The water stream between the two valleys is called Dudh Koshi Nadi.
Machhermo on the way from Gokyo to Dole.
The water stream between the two valleys is called Dudh Koshi Nadi.


Some little-known village on the way from Gokyo to Dole.
Some little-known village on the way from Gokyo to Dole.


Some little-known village on the way from Gokyo to Dole.
Some little-known village on the way from Gokyo to Dole.


The blue gentians flow growing in the Everest region.
The blue gentians flow growing in the Everest region.
I took this image on the way from Gokyo to Dole.


On the way from Gokyo to Dol, The peak behind is Kusum Kanguru.
On the way from Gokyo to Dol, The peak behind is Kusum Kanguru.


Some little-known plants found on the way from Gokyo to Dole.
Some little-known plants found on the way from Gokyo to Dole.


Some little-known plants found on the way from Gokyo to Dole.
Some little-known plants found on the way from Gokyo to Dole.


Some little-known plants found on the way from Gokyo to Dole.
Some little-known plants found on the way from Gokyo to Dole.


Some little-known plants found on the way from Gokyo to Dole.
Some little-known plants found on the way from Gokyo to Dole.


Some little-known plants found on the way from Gokyo to Dole.
Some little-known plants found on the way from Gokyo to Dole.


Some little-known plants found on the way from Gokyo to Dole.
Some little-known plants found on the way from Gokyo to Dole.


The Villager transports their merchandise to Gokyo.
The Villager transports their merchandise to Gokyo.


Dole Village, view from the hill on the way from Gokyo.
Dole Village, view from the hill on the way from Gokyo.


Arrive Dole around 3 pm, Namche Bazar is about 5 hours walking from here.
Arrive Dole around 3 pm, Namche Bazar is about 5 hours walking from here.


This is my room, in Namaste Lodge in Dole.
This is my room, in Namaste Lodge in Dole.


The Lodges in Dole Village.
The Lodges in Dole Village.


Yeti Inn Lodge, Dole
Yeti Inn Lodge, Dole


Alpine Cottage Lodge, Dole.
Alpine Cottage Lodge, Dole.


After the lunch break, I am exploring Dole.
After the lunch break, I am exploring Dole.



Next day : Leaving Dole back to Namche Bazar (3450m) then Monjo (2815m)


Tibetan bread as my breakfast before heading to Namche Beza and Monjo
Tibetan bread as my breakfast before heading to Namche Beza and Monjo


The prices for the one night staying in Namaste Lodge, Dole. (A lot of Lodges named Namaste)
The prices for the one night staying in Namaste Lodge, Dole. (A lot of Lodges named Namaste)


Early morning, on the way from Dole to Namche Bazar.
Early morning, on the way from Dole to Namche Bazar.


Early morning, on the way from Dole to Namche Bazar.
Early morning, on the way from Dole to Namche Bazar.


On the way from Dole to Namche Bazar.
On the way from Dole to Namche Bazar.


On the way from Dole to Namche Bazar.
On the way from Dole to Namche Bazar.


On the way from Dole to Namche Bazar.
On the way from Dole to Namche Bazar.


Arrive Namche Bazar around 4pm, Monjo is about 2 hours walking from here.
Arrive Namche Bazar around 4pm, Monjo is about 2 hours walking from here.


On the way from Namche Bazar to Monjo.
On the way from Namche Bazar to Monjo.


On the way from Namche Bazar to Monjo.
On the way from Namche Bazar to Monjo.


On the way from Namche Bazar to Monjo.
On the way from Namche Bazar to Monjo.


Monjo etnry Point
Monjo etnry Point


Arrive Monjo around 5:30 pm, it took me only 1h30 from Namche Bazar.
Arrive Monjo around 5:30 pm, it took me only 1h30 from Namche Bazar.
I pushed it very fast :)


Dinner at Monjon.
Dinner at Monjon.


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