Gokyo is a small hamlet of stone houses and stone walled pastures which nestles on the lateral morraine of the Ngozumba Glacier. Almost all buildings are guest houses for trekkers. The people who live here in the season are leaving to other (lower) villages like Namche Bazar in the off season. Gokyo village is lying on an altitude of roughly 4800 meter, located on the banks of the third Gokyo Lake (Dudh Pokhari).
A while ago I presented you with the view of the first Gokyo lake in the Gokyo valley.
On the trail from Machhermo to Gokyo we passed the first three lakes of the Gokyo valley. This one, the third, is very quite large. It lies in the altitude 4800 metres above sea level and is called Dudh Pokhari. The Gokyo village actually lies on the shore of this lake.
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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wolf38 (30322) 2011-04-14 8:38
Hi Ivana. Nepal is indeed an impressive country for travelers. The friendly people and beautiful landscape inspire. It seems that you came into the higher regions of the mountains. The photo shows the coolness of the high region. Therefore dominates the color blue. Title, photo and text fit together perfectly. Overall a good shot. Rgds, Wolfgang.
HimalAnda (8552) 2011-04-14 9:54
The exposure is perfect and I guess it was not so easy to get the right exposure. The part in the shadow is not too dark and the part in the sun is not over-exposed: congratulations.
siudzi (32385) 2011-04-14 10:37
What a great shot of this wonderful landscape! You had an amazing moment to take it. The light and shadows are very eye-catching here and your composition is perfectly well executed. I like it.
LOOOK13 (19046) 2011-04-14 11:09
One more time , a beautiful shot !!!!
samson (1355) 2011-04-15 23:33
Thank you TE for people like you who would travel up the mountains to take and post pictures like these for us to learn about our earth. Do not stop posting pictures especially those taken up the mountains. Some of us do not like to go to high altitudes.
Bluejeans (64247) 2011-05-04 10:56
Ola Ivana ,
Que paisagem única , o lugar é lindo com estas casas junto a este lago , gostei muito das cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo