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On the trail from Machhermo to Gokyo we passed the first three lakes of the Gokyo valley. This one, the first, is very small, a pond really, in the altitude 4650 metres above sea level and is called Longponga. All the lakes have amazing turquoise colour.

These lakes are the world’s highest freshwater lake system comprising six main lakes, but there are more of them in total. The Gokyo lake system is spread over an area of 196.2 ha lying between 4,600 and 5,100 m. The wetland lies on the head of the Dudh Kosi river, which descends from Cho Oyu.

The Gokyo Lakes are considered sacred by both Hindus and Buddhists.

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  • Copyright: Ivana Krekanova (Elaine_Blath) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1231 W: 31 N: 1541] (8509)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-10-05
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-02-10 22:44
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