Gokyo lakes are a religious site and considered sacred by Hindus and Buddhists. around 500 Hindu pilgrims come here every summer during the festival Janai Purnima to take a bath in the sacred lakes. A temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Shiva can be found at the site.
Gokyo lakes are a popular destination for trekkers in Sagarmatha National Park. They can be reached easily from Gokyo village, which is about two days’ walk from Namche Bazaar. The route is popular, but nowhere near as crowded as the route to Everest Base Camp, only around 7,000 visitors come here every year. The trek to Gokyo Lakes has extremely rewarding views of the crystal clear, blue lakes and Ngozumpa Glacier, possibly the largest glacier in the Himalayas. Trekking to this area often includes an ascent of Gokyo Ri, a peak from which great views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Kangchenjunga and Cho Oyu can be had.