Gokyo Ri (5,357 m)

Gokyo Ri, aka Gokyo Peak (5,357 m, 17,575 ft above sea level), is a peak in the Khumbu region of the Nepal Himalayas. It is located on the west side of the Ngozumpa glacier, which is the largest glacier in Nepal and reputed to be the largest in the whole Himalayas. Gokyo (4,750 m, 15,583 ft above sea level), at the base of Gokyo Ri, is a small hamlet of a few stone houses and one of the highest settlements in the world. From Gokyo Ri it is possible to see five 8,000-metre peaks: Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Kangchenjunga, and Cho Oyu. The Gokyo Lakes are in the area. The Gokyo trek is a fairly popular trekking route. The route itself ends at Gokyo Ri, and trekkers typically turn around at this point and retrace their steps back to the trailhead.

Image From Flickr: Hendrik Terbeck, NepalGateway Trekking, Kasia Trapszo, nelicia

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Peak Facts

Elevation:
5,357 m / 17,575 ft
Alt. Name:
Gokyo Peak
Latitude:
27.961111
Longitude:
86.683333

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