Gokyo is a village located on the eastern shores of Dudh Pokhari lake (4700 m / 15420 ft), also known as Gokyo Lake. The six Gokyo lakes are lined along the Ngozumpa glacier in the upper part of the Gokyo Valley. Dudh Pokhari is the third lake - in the middle of the line. This has to be the second most visited destination in the Everest region after the Base Camp itself as it offers superb alpine views and scenic trails in all directions. Most trekkers stay at least two days in the village to rest and to get some of the beauty of the place. Our group had two nights there too. The crowds usually heads for the nearby Gokyo Ri (5357 m, 17575 ft) on the second morning but but we had come from Renjo La on the previous day which offers a similar view so I had something else in mind for a half-day side trip.