May 29 - May 31, 2020 | Change

Upper Gokyo Valley Day Hike to 5th & 6th Lakes side trek (3 days)
Everest Region, Nepal

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Highlights: Gokyo, Gokyo 5th Lake, and Gokyo 6th Lakes

Difficulty: challenging
Upper Gokyo Valley Day Hike to 5th & 6th Lakes

Pack a lunch and head up to the wild remote upper Gokyo Valley for a taste of the Khumbu without trekkers and teahouses.

Weather Conditions in May

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May is the end of the ‘Spring Season’ when temperatures are more moderate and the pre-monsoon moisture increases the chance of precipitation as the month progresses. It can be hot and humid in the valleys at low elevations, so make sure you carry enough water. Like the rest of the spring, clear mornings typically give way to cloudy afternoons. At high altitudes, the precipitation can turn to snow, although at trekking elevations the accumulation does not usually get too deep. May is also the season when many 8000 m peaks are climbed so base camps of these mountains will be busy with activity.

At a glance
On average there are 12 days with precipitation in May. The highest point on the trek is Gokyo 6th Lakes at 5070 m. During May, expect high temperatures of around 7.0°C (45°F) and lows down to -6.0°C (21°F) at Gokyo 6th Lakes.

Upper Gokyo Valley Day Hike to 5th & 6th Lakes Side trek
(Elevation Profile)

Extra rest days and overnights can be added once the itinerary is created. However any side trips must be added in this step before the itinerary is created.

Fri May 29 (day 1)

Gokyo (4750 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.9°C (48°F) and lows of about -4.1°C (25°F) in May.

Gokyo
Sat May 30 (day 2)

Gokyo 5th Lake (5000 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.4°C (45°F) and lows of about -5.6°C (22°F) in May.

Gokyo 5th Lake

Gokyo 6th Lakes (5070 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.0°C (45°F) and lows of about -6.0°C (21°F) in May.

Gokyo 6th Lakes

Gokyo (4750 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.9°C (48°F) and lows of about -4.1°C (25°F) in May.

Gokyo
Sun May 31 (day 3)