Gokyo

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Gokyo
गोक्यो
Village
Approaching Gokyo
Approaching Gokyo
Gokyo is located in Nepal
Gokyo
Gokyo
Location in Nepal
Coordinates: 27°57′16″N 86°41′43″E / 27.95444°N 86.69528°E / 27.95444; 86.69528Coordinates: 27°57′16″N 86°41′43″E / 27.95444°N 86.69528°E / 27.95444; 86.69528
Country Nepal
Zone Sagarmatha Zone
District Solukhumbu District
VDC Khumjung
Elevation 4,750 m (15,580 ft)
Time zone Nepal Time (UTC+5:45)


Gokyo is a small village in Solukhumbu District in the Himalayas of Nepal, at the foot of Gokyo Ri and on the eastern shore of Gokyo Cho (Dudh Pokhari). The village, barely a hamlet consisting of several huts, is located at an elevation of 4,750 metres (15,580 ft),[1] making it one of the highest settlements in Nepal and in the world, but likely not permanently inhabited all year around as it is essentially a collection of huts catering to hikers. The village is best viewed on Google Earth at 27°57′16″N 86°41′43″E / 27.95444°N 86.69528°E / 27.95444; 86.69528. To the southeast is the village of Chharchung.

Gokyo To Machheramo trek route
Frozen Gokyo Third Lake and Gokyo Ri

In 1995, an avalanche killed 42 people including 17 foreign nationals (13 Japanese, two Canadians, one Irish woman and a German). A cyclone in the Bay of Bengal had resulted in six feet of snow being dumped into the mountains during the past week, significantly increasing the avalanche hazard.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reynolds, Kev (23 April 2012). Everest: A Trekker's Guide: Trekking Routes in Nepal and Tibet. Cicerone Press Limited. p. 151. ISBN 978-1-84965-480-7. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "The Gokyo Avalanche of November 1995". caingram.info. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 

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