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Gokyo Lake Research

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Trip Facts

  • Destination: Gokyo Ri
  • Duration: 17
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Best Time: Autumn and Spring
  • Max Elevation: 4700-5000m
  • Group Size:

Gokyo Lake Research

Gokyo Lakes are ecological lakes in Nepal’s Sagarmatha National Park, located at an altitude of 4,700–5,000 m above sea level. These lakes are the world’s highest freshwater lake system comprising six main lakes, of which Thonak Lake is the largest.

Studies on Gokyo Lakes Research have revealed valuable insights into high-altitude ecosystems, contributing significantly to our understanding of alpine environments. The research primarily focuses on the lakes’ hydrology, sedimentation patterns, and the impact of climate change on these delicate ecosystems.

Hydrological studies at Gokyo Lakes involve monitoring water levels, discharge rates, and seasonal variations. Researchers employ advanced techniques, such as remote sensing and satellite imagery, to observe changes in the lakes over time. The data obtained facilitates the assessment of water resource management and aids in predicting potential threats to the fragile ecosystem.

Sedimentation, another critical aspect of the research, examines the accumulation of sediment in the lakes. This process affects water quality and habitat suitability for aquatic life. Sedimentation analysis involves core sampling and sediment profile imaging to understand the historical trends and anthropogenic influences on these alpine lakes.

Climate change is a prevailing concern in the Himalayan region, and Gokyo Lakes serve as a natural laboratory for studying its impact. Researchers investigate temperature variations, glacial retreat, and precipitation patterns to discern the implications on the lakes’ ecosystems. The findings contribute to global climate change discussions, emphasizing the vulnerability of high-altitude environments.

Overall, Gokyo Lake research plays a pivotal role in advancing scientific knowledge of alpine ecosystems. The data collected and insights gained are crucial for conservation efforts and sustainable management of these pristine lakes. Ongoing research efforts continue to deepen our understanding of the intricate interplay between climate, hydrology, and sedimentation in high-altitude environments like Gokyo Lakes.

Global warming is the burning issue in the world wide world because of this it is effecting all around the world including Nepal. Mostly Himalayan areas including Gokyo lake, for the purpose of research our company is there for you. Our past research was successful which took from 2014 to till now. If you are willing to do research with us we will be great to give you service that our company can provide.


Day 01 Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport and shift to hotel
Day 02 Preparing the equipment for the research.
Day 03 Flight to Lukla from Kathmandu that takes 35min to reach our starting point and the same day hike to Phakding
Day 04 From Phakding we will ascend towards Namche.
Day 05 From Namche to dole
Day 06 Dole to Machherba
Day 07 Machherba to Gokyo Ri
Day 08-13 Research on Gokyo lakes i.e. Lake 02, Lake 04, Lake 05, Lake 06
Day 14 Gokyo Lake to Dole
Day 15 Dole to Namche
Day 16 Namche to Luka
Day 17 Flight to Kathmandu

Trip Includes

  • Arrival and departure transfers by private car
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • One-day guided city tour in Kathmandu valley
  • Kathmandu to Lukla and return air tickets
  • All meals (Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast) during the trek
  • Accommodation (Lodge/Guest House) while on a trek
  • Trekking Permits and TIMS permit for the trek
  • Required porters and yak to carry luggage and other essentials supplies
  • Garbage deposit fees
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication with company staff and available for members with the cost of US$ 4 per minute call.
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during the research period.
  • Gamow Bags/Oxygen

Trip Excludes

  • Nepal arrival visa fees
  • Monument entrance fees while on Kathmandu tour only
  • All snacks, energy drinks, mineral water, cigarettes, packed food
  • Personal nature items, Laundry Expenses, Tips
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone and Internet expenses
  • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Camera/Video Fees or Trekking Gears
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Research permits.

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