Gokyo village (4750 metres, 15,583 ft) is basically a few guest houses on the banks of the third Gokyo lake. It was the end destination of the trek, about 100 miles from its start point in Jiri. Towering above the lake is Gokyo Ri (5,357 metres, 17,575 ft), which provides excellent views of Everest.
Trekking into Gokyo
My camera batteries were low, so I only took one photo after reaching Gokyo, so I could take some on Gokyo Ri the next day. That photo of a Tibetan Snowcock follows my description of arriving at Gokyo’s third lake, and the end of the sun for the day:
The third lake was not far away, and it was a delight to see it on the track’s left at about 1pm. I washed my face in the water, and threw a stone in to celebrate. Gokyo Ri towered above the lake to the north. The village was straight ahead, on the eastern edge of the lake.
Some mist started coming off the lake at about 3.30pm, and more cloud drifted down from the north. The sun started setting above Phari Lapche and Chadoten mountains just after 4pm, and disappeared behind thick cloud over the mountains at about 4.30.