Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass
All Inclusive Price:
- 14 Days
- Trip Level:
- StrenuousVentures at this grade are 'Tough Treks' and must be fully supported. The altitude attained is between 3,500 to 5,000m. These treks also involve several nights stay above 4,000m. These are genuine expeditions where preparation and a willingness to 'rough it' are necessary. You must have be physically fit for this trek.
- Max Altitude:
- 5700 Meter
- Sightseeing and High Altitude Trekking
- Best Season:
- March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass trek is an adventure trek where you will be experiencing the High mountains including Mt. Everest (8848m), beautiful lakes and glaciers of Nepal, Gokyo Lake and cross the Renjo La pass (5,435m). This 15 days trek guided to the entire Solukhumbu region. Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla airport and follow the trials.
●Fascinating Himalayan mountains including panoramic views of Mt. Everest(8848m), Mt. Choyu(8180m), Mt. Lhotse(8,515m) and Mt. Makalu(8,463m)
●Experience the ancient Sherpa cultures, tradition & lifestyle
●Incredible views of Gokyo valley and green lakes at Gokyo Ri
●Challenging pathway and thrilling uphill hiking
●Biggest Ngozumpa glacier will pageant the elegance of trek
The trail takes you through the Namche Bazaar (3,445m) on the second day of the trip. Walkthrough Phakding alluring Sherpa villages and world’s heritage site Sagarmatha National Park for wild animals, flora & fauna. Head towards Dole and Machhermo then reach beautiful Gokyo Lake on the 8th day of the trip. Next day hiking towards Gokyo Ri(5,360m) offers an incredible view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makala, Mt. Choyu, Mt. Nuptse and many other Himalayan ranges and amazing glaciers.
After the Gokyo lake via Renjo La pass(5,435m) provides the astounding views of Gokyo Lake and Himalayan vistas from the top that you will never forget. Descend towards Lukla after trekking. Learn more about Sherpa’s culture, traditions & lifestyles along the way. Enjoy amazing hospitality including Buddhist monuments. We look forward to taking you on the trek of a lifetime.
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Day:01- Arrival in Kathmandu Our representative from Himalayan Recreation Treks will be there to greet you & pick you up from Tribhuvan International airport after your landing. You’ll be transferred to your hotel where you’ll freshen up & take rest. Then, there will be a short briefing session about your trek. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day:02- Kathmandu to Lukla flight & trek to Phakding (2,651m) Today we take an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the gateway to Khumbu region and the starting point of this trek which takes around 40-45 minutes. After landing in Lukla, explore small towns and it’s street. We start the trek towards Phakding and enjoy great views of the Himalayas during the trek. Overnight at guesthouse in Phakding.
Day:03- Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar(3,445m) After breakfast, Head towards Namche Bazaar. We cross several suspension bridges and following the Dudhkoshi river bank. Then, the trail passes through the small Sherpa village, reaching Monjo and entering Sagarmatha National Park. We stop at Jorsalle village for lunch and continue along the riverbank through pine forests. Then, we climb upward on a hilly trail as we continue our journey, finally reach Namche Bazaar which is one of the biggest & hottest places in the Everest region. Overnight at guesthouse in Namche Bazaar.
Day:04-Acclimatization and exploration day This day is specially separated for acclimatization. We will hike towards Syangboche airport(3700m) then continue climbing to Everest view hotel for a great panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Tawache etc. On the way back we visit the Sherpa culture museum and Everest photo gallery. Overnight at guesthouse in Namche Bazaar.
Day:05-Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole(4,035m) The trek continues after breakfast at Namche towards Kyangjuma. After passing a couple of tea houses in Kyangjuma, we climb to a different valley leaving the traditional Everest trial and crosses Mong La and drop down to Phortse Tenga. With the stunning views of Taboche (6,367m) and Chola Tse (6,337m), we head to rhododendron forests then slowly climbs and reach Dole. Overnight at a guest house in Dole.
Day:06- Trek from Dole to Machhermo(4,455m) Dole to Machhermo takes about 4 hrs on a continuous uphill path. Leaving the tree line behind, a blunt climb starts the day and a continuous climb follows for the rest of the day. We pass through a large Chorten towards Luza and finally reach Machhermo with Mt.Choyu (8,200m) appearing to the north. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Machhermo.
Day:07- Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo(4,750m) After breakfast, we continue the trial over the ridge for a more enticing view. There, we can observe majestic Mt. Choyu and the amazing view of Khantenga, gorge, ingrained. Then, we descend to the riverside before the beginning of climb on to the terminal hill of the Ngozumpa Glacier. Now after a slightly higher ascend, we arrive at Gokyo. Overnight at guesthouse in Gokyo.
Day:08- Climb Gokyo Ri (5,360m) and back to Gokyo Lake Early in the morning, we steep up to the Gokyo Ri peak(5,360m) from where we get the excellent view of Mt. Everest and Mt. Makalu is perceived. From there, this place which offers the elegant view of Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Cholatse, moraine, Ngozumpa glacier. The Gokyo Ri peak is always compared with Kala Patthar as both summits offer the spectacular views of Mt. Everest. After enjoying the scenery of mountains descend back to Gokyo for breakfast. Then leisure time in Gokyo Lake and prepare for Renjo La pass the next day. Overnight at the guesthouse at Gokyo.
Day:09- Trek from Gokyo to Lunden(4,300m) via Renjo La Pass(5,345m) Early morning, we start the day by walking beside the Gokyo lake to reach the base of Renjo La pass, where our last adventure arduous climb to reach the top of Renjo La pass. After reaching the place it offers amazing views of the highest peak. Then, we descend towards few small ice ponds walking over rocky hill and on the grassy path with a long downhill to reach Lunden, a small confined spot which is on the route of Thame. Overnight at guesthouse in Lunden.
Day:10- Trek from Lunden to Thame(3,820m) Today, we start our day by affable and amiable walk after completing all three high passes of the adventure. Then, we descend to reach several Yak grazing areas and shelters of ranchers to reach the Bhote Koshi river coming from Tibet side at Marulung, a small farm village. Slowly walk leads on good trial of few hours reaching the bizarre village of Thame. We visit interesting monastery one of the oldest around the Khumbu region in Thame. Overnight at guesthouse in Thame.
Day:11- Trek from Thame to Namche After breakfast in Thame, short and easy walk leaving broad Thame valley behind Thamo village. After Thamo back into greenery and tree lines as amiable walk which takes you back in Namche Bazar. Overnight at guesthouse in Namche Bazaar.
Day:12- Trek from Namche to Lukla After having breakfast, we continue the trek down a trail steeply descend down to the suspension bridge and then pass several Sherpa villages and most of the walking is through Dudh Koshi River valley and surroundings towards Lukla. Overnight at guesthouse in Lukla.
Day:13-Lukla to Kathmandu flight Early in the morning, we take a flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. As this will be your last day in Nepal, upon reaching in Kathmandu you can take rest or explore the city if you want to. There will be farewell dinner for you tonight organized by Himalayan Recreation Treks. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 14: Final Departure Your trip to Nepal ends today. A representative of Himalayan Recreation Treks will drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport before 3 hours of your scheduled flight for your return flight to your country.
WHAT'S INCLUDEDExpand All
●Pick up and drop off from the airport in private vehicle
●Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla/Lukla to Kathmandu
●All government documents which you need for trekking
●English speaking, government license holder guide with insurance, food, accommodation, transportation for guide and porters
●Entrance fees for Sagarmatha National Park
●TIMS registration card
●Lunch, breakfast, dinner during the trek
●Accommodation in tea houses/guesthouses/lodges during the trek
●An assistant trekking guide for groups over 6 people with meals, salary, insurance, and accommodation.
●First aid kit box
●Himalayan Recreation duffle bag and T-shirt( duffle bag are to be returned after completing the trip)
●In the worst situation, rescue and medical expulsion arrangements
●All government and local taxes and office service charges
●Two-night accommodation with breakfast at 3-star hotel in Kathmandu
TRAVEL INSURANCEProof of travel insurance is mandatory before starting the trek. Standard policies often only cover medical evacuation to 4000m so make sure the policy you get covers trekking as an activity up to 6000m. You only need to be covered on the policy for the days you will actually be trekking. We have some suggestions on finding an insurance company on our Terms of Service Page
EXTRA COSTS AND EXCLUSIONSOur trekking packages are pretty much all inclusive when you arrive in Nepal. Here are additional expenses that you can plan on while trekking:
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- Sleeping Bag Rental $20 and Down Jacket $15 if needed.
- All the meals are included on the trek but we only include breakfast while you are in Kathmandu.
- We suggest a tip for the guide and porter after the trek – Plan on around 10% of the cost of your trek.
- We don’t include drinking water on the trek which you can buy a number of places for between $1 and $3 a bottle (it gets more expensive towards base camp). A better solution is to buy water tablets in Kathmandu for around $2 and treat the water (your guide can help you find the good places to fill your water bottle).
- The other things not included on the trek are like Wifi, charging batteries and hot showers. Wifi is available in some tea houses for $3 to $5 an hour. Hot Showers are also available in a few of the tea houses for between $4 and $6. Charging electronic devices is possible in the tea houses and charging costs between $1 and $3 an hour.
- Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc. You are responsible for extra hotel nights ($40/night) and meals in Kathmandu or Lukla for any extra days in Nepal due to flight delays.
SOLO TRAVELERSWe generally don’t charge solo travelers any extra fees. Solo travelers can expect their own hotel room in Kathmandu but will need to share a room with other group members during the trek. If availability allows we will arrange private rooms on the trek as well upon request.
CANCELLATION POLICIESWe understand things happen and plans change and will refund your deposit minus a $150 cancellation fee. If your travel dates change we can generally reschedule you at no extra charge, but please provide at least 7 days advance notice.
EQUIPEMENTThe following are what we advise you obtain in the way of equipment and gear before trekking in Nepal, and are meant to keep you mobile and comfortable in a range of expected weather conditions. Trekking gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu at cheaper prices, remember Nepal is the home of Mount Everest, there is plenty of choice and our staff can assist you with the necessary arrangements. Except for your day pack, all luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 33lbs/15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking portion of the trip can be checked in the hotel’s storage room for no extra cost. HEAD
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Head torch
- Cotton T-shirts or Thermals
- Fleece jacket
- Waterproof jacket
- Down jacket
- Lightweight cotton pants (long)
- Waterproof Pants
- Thin inner socks
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks
- Comfortable Hiking boots
- Sleeping bag rated to – 20°C
- Trekking bags/duffel bag
- Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
- Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
- Water bottle or camel bag
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