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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 October

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October begins the most popular time to trek, with moderate temperatures, clear skies in the wake of the monsoon, and a low chance of rain and snow. In recent years, the monsoon rains have receded later with weather patterns typically stabilizing in mid-October. While the chance of snow is decreased, there is the possibility of a heavy snowfall at higher elevations. If ill-timed and prolonged, this can make it difficult to cross some passes.

At a glance
On average there are 4 days with precipitation in October. The highest point on the trek is Gokyo 6th Lakes at 5070 m. During October, expect high temperatures of around 5.0°C (41°F) and lows down to -9.0°C (16°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.

Mon Oct 21 (day 1)

Gokyo (4750 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.9°C (44°F) and lows of about -7.1°C (19°F) in October.

Gokyo
Tue Oct 22 (day 2)

Gokyo 5th Lake (5000 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.4°C (42°F) and lows of about -8.6°C (17°F) in October.

Gokyo 5th Lake

Gokyo 6th Lakes (5070 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.0°C (41°F) and lows of about -9.0°C (16°F) in October.

Gokyo 6th Lakes

Gokyo (4750 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.9°C (44°F) and lows of about -7.1°C (19°F) in October.

Gokyo
Wed Oct 23 (day 3)