Gokyo lake and Renjo-la pass Trekking

  • Trip Destination: Nepal
  • Total Duration: 13 Day(s)
  • Difficulty: Challenging
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The Gokyo Lakes over Renjo-la pass are spectacularly beautiful. The panoramic view over the turquoise lakes with 8,000m-plus peaks in the background is a pretty unforgettable experience!

Gokyo lakes- Renjo- la pass trek explore the mountain and hikes on off the beaten path and less explored Thame valley. Once you begin your trek from Namche to Lunden and higher up, the snowmelt and the Sun begins to shine, The Renjo la pass trekking views directly exposes its natural beauty in an overgenerous display that could be the best you ever have seen.
You will also get the opportunity to climb Gokyo Ri, the mountain overlooking the small village of Gokyo valley. This climb offers some of the most incredible views of Mt Everest and Cho Oyu you will find. The views are arguably even better than Kalapathar, which is the most popular viewpoint along the classical EBC trekking route.

The Gokyo Lakes side trip is also a rewarding extra bonus. Climbing Gokyo Ri and coming from Renjo La Pass are two of the exciting adventure that you have ever done, but you will be so proud of yourselves once you made it. You will have to push yourself, but you will also be rewarded for your efforts.

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic Mountain flights to Lukla
  • Avoid the Everest crowd, but enjoy the selection of great views
  • Stand at the shores of a chain of six turquoises, glacial-fed lakes
  • Trek through the Sherpa town of Khumjung, home of a real Yeti skull.
  • Explore the Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in the Himalaya.
  • Renjo -La pass -5340m. Over one of Nepals most beautiful passes.
  • Climb Gokyo Ri-5375m. for spectacular views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Makalu

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrivals and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 02 : Kathamndu-Lukla 30min flight 2780m. Trek to Phakding 4hrs.2620m.

Day 03 : Phakding-Manche Bazaar 5hrs.(3440m).

Day 04 : Rest day in Namche for acclimatization

Day 05 : Trek to Thame 3800m 3hrs.

Day 06 : Thame to Lunden 4380m. 5hrs.

Day 07 : Lunden to Renchola 5360m. and trek to Gokyo lake 7hrs.

Day 08 : Gokyo lake Exploration

Day 09 : Gokyo lake to Dole. 4200m 5hrs.

Day 10 : Dole to Khumjung Village. 5hrs

Day 11 : Khumjung to Namche-Manjo 5hrs.

Day 12 : Manjo to Lukla 5hrs.

Day 13 : Lukla to Kathamndu by air. Transfer to Hotel

Day 14 : After having Breakfast in Hotel then coordinate transfer to Airport for final departure.

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Cost Include

    • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
    • 1-night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
    • 10-night Teahouse accommodation during the trek
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
    • Farewell dinner after the trips in a typical Nepalese restaurant
    • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
    • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
    • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek Guide
    • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
    • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
    • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
    • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
    • All government and local taxes

Cost Exclude

    • Nepalese visa fee, Visa can be obtained on your upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Visa cost 25 USD, 40 USD, 100 USD  for 15, 30 and 90 days respectively
    • Excess baggage charge(s)
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
    • International flights Tickets
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
    • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

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Trip Note

  • B=Breakfst, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
  • The Trek is customizable
  • Make sure you are physically fit, it involves 6/7hrs walking per day.
  • Consult your Doctors before you plan this high pass trek
  • Hotel upgrade is available for an additional cost please check back with us.

 What important documents do I need to bring with me on this trek?
Valid Passport – must be valid for up to 6 months after you return from your tour, keep a separate photocopy with Nepal visa.
Travel insurance, keep a separate photocopy
Return flight tickets
Insurance coverage policy
Cash and Traveler’s Checks, keep numbers and proof of purchase separate
Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s, banks, insurance, family contacts.

How fit do I have for this trek?
Trekking means walking in the remote area where modern facilitys are not available and walking more uphill and downhill. So, if you are physically fit and health condition is fine, you can do this trek easily.

Can I use credit cards in during this trekking?
Credit card facilities are not available in the mountain. So you must have Nepalese Rupees in cash. However in major city like in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Biratnagar have credit card facilities are available.

What currency do the tea houses take?
Only Nepalese currency is accepted in the mountain region.

Where should I get my money exchanged?
To change Money, In major city there are several Bank and money exchanger, where you can change easily.

What payment do they take for a Nepal Visa?
Nepal Immigration accepts only in US Dollars for visa and please brings 2 pass port photographs.

What are the basic amenities at a tea house?
In few places you will get private attached bath room with running water, However most of the places you need to share the bath room. You always get comfortable private room.

Do tea houses have electricity so I can charge my electronic devices?
Yes, Most of the places have electricity and you can charge your batteries.

Are there any mandatory extra fees during the trek?
No, There is no any hidden fees apart from your personal expenses.

If I need to purchase some gear or supplies where should I get it?
All kind of branded gears you can buy in Kathmandu.

How do I find you at the airport?
Our airport representative will be holding you name card at the arrivals gate, please look your name.

What kind of weather we expect during this trekking?
The weather is very unpredictable in the mountain, however below 1000m is quite warm and coldest season it falls about 8/20 degree.
Below 2000m-  Minimum 1 degree and maximum 15 degree.  (1/15)
Below 3000m-  Minimum -1 degree and maximum 13 degree.
Below 4000m- minimum -2 degree and maximum 12 degree
Below 5000m- minimum -4 degree and maximum 5 degree
Above 5000m is extremely cold.

How does getting food work at the tea houses?
All different verities (continental and Nepalese) of hygienic food is served during the trek.

What is the preferred type of luggage?
A backpack in its simplest form, a cloth sack carried on one's back and secured with two straps that go over the shoulders.

Can I get my clothes washed?
No there is no laundry services are available in the mountain.

Do I need to get Diamox (altitude sickness medicine) before I arrive?
Yes you better to bring some high altitude medicine with you.

Can I add extra days to my trekking?
Yes, your trekking is always flexible so you can add few days if needed.

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Facts of Trip

Special Category: High pass Walking and Trekking

Group Size: 2+

Best Seasons: Sep-Nov (Autumn) and March-May (Spring)

Accommodfation: Lodge/Guest House

Maximum Altitude: 5360m.

Meals Plan: Full board plan

Trek covers: 57 KM

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