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Gokyo Lakes Trek with Renjo La Pass

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Overview

This trek offers a twist on the traditional Gokyo Lakes trek in the sense that it takes you off the beaten track and away from the more common route via Cho-La Pass en-route to Everest Base Camp. You will be amazed by the spectacular scenery and arguably the clearest views of Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Pumori and many other giants from your unique vantage point on top of Renjo-La Pass (5360m). With plenty of time to explore the majestic turquoise gems that make up Gokyo Lakes, the world’s highest freshwater lake system, your only dilemma will be how to pace yourself so that you don’t run out of memory space on your camera. Gokyo Lakes really is a photographer’s dream and you will not be disappointed by the exceptional scenery.

Added to this, is the opportunity within this trek to truly experience the local culture and traditional lifestyles of the Sherpas when you visit the small villages of Thame, Machhermo, Dole and Monjo. Visits to Khumjung will provide you with the chance to visit Sir Edmund Hillary’s school and see first-hand how his philanthropy is helping the village. Finally the mountain flights to and from Lukla will help to put into perspective the immense scale of the Himalayas and help you to quantify your achievements in completing the trek. This trek is for those of you who prefer to make their own path away from the hoards of other tourists. Your choice to take the path less travelled will surely provide you with the serenity and peace of mind to appreciate the Himalayas…


Trip Fact

  • Price starts

    USD 1300

  • Hard

    Difficulty

    Hard

  • Duration

    13 Days 12 Nights

  • Activity

    Trekking

  • Max. Altitude

    5360m

  • Season

    March to May, Sept - November

  • Accomodation

    Three Star Hotel, Tea House

  • Destination

    Nepal

  • Trip Start

    Kathmandu

  • Trip End

    Kathmandu

Tour Map

Difficulty level

Hard

Hard

These treks typically require you to do 6-7 hours each day over steep hilly terrain on usually rough trails but with no real extremes of weather. Treks in this category can include trekking to elevations of up to 5500m with daily ascends of around 400-700m.When trekking at higher altitudes, your body needs to adjust to lower levels of oxygen and this provides added physical challenge to the trek. It is important to be physically fit and to prepare your body by doing regular exercise prior to embarking on your trek. Previous hiking or camping experience is preferable.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Kathmandu, overnight Hotel ,welcome dinner.

Day 2

Fly to Lukla (2710m), trek to Phakding (2650m), 5 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 3

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3446m), 6 hours,overnight teahouse.

Day 4

Acclimatisation day in Namche Bazaar, sidetrek to Shyangboche Village (3880m) and Khumjung Village (3780m), 6 hours,overnight teahouse.

Day 5

Trek to Dole (4110m) 5-6 hours,overnight teahouse.

Day 6

Trek to Machhermo (4470m), 5-6 hours,overnight teahouse.

Day 7

Trek to Gokyo (4800m) past the first two turquoise lakes, 3-4 hours,

Day 8

Exploration day- trek to the 5th lake (Ngozuma Tsho) and 6th lake* if interested, explore glacier and take some amazing photos before returning to Gokyo,5-6* hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 9

Trek to Lungden (4380m) via Renjo La Pass (5360m), 7-8 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 10

Trek to Thame (2835m) via Namche,6-7 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 11

Trek to Monjo (2835m), 5-6 hours,overnight teahouse.

Day 12

Trek to Lukla (2800m), 5-6 hours,overnight teahouse.

Day 13

Fly Lukla to Kathmandu, overnight Hotel , farewell dinner.

Package Details

Trip Inclusions

    Transport

  • Private vehicle transfers International airport- Domestic Airport - hotel
  • Domestic Flight: Kathmandu-Lukla, Lukla – Kathmandu
  • Accommodation

  • 2 nights staying in Kathmandu Hotel, (three star) twin-share with breakfast included.
  • 11 nights staying in twin-share teahouse/Guesthouse on trek.
  • Food / Drinks

  • Three delicious meals a day on trek.
  • Hot drinks provided with each meal on trek.
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners with group in Kathmandu
  • *Meal inclusions: B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner
  • Trekking

  • Porters (ratio of 1:2 clients, carrying up to 15kg of personal gear per client) and English speaking guide
  • All required trekking permits (Sagarmatha National Park fees (TIMS Card)
  • Staff insurance included
  • Staff provided with protective footwear and clothing suitable for high mountains pass.
  • First aid medicine box carried at all times by staff.
  • Other 

  • Complimentary four seasons down sleeping bag hire and hot water bag provided for the duration of the trek.
  • Complimentary waterproof trek duffel bag (to store personal kitbag to be carried by porter), down sleeping bag and down jacket hire for the duration of the trek.
  • Complimentary Everest region Trekking map
  • Half-day sightseeing tour (includes private vehicle transfers to and from hotel, English speaking guide to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Monkey Temple) *lunch not included.
  • Trip price inclusive of all Nepalese government taxes (13% VAT)

Trip Exclusions

    Transport 

  • International airfares to and from Kathmandu
  • Accommodation 

  • Extra night/s accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from the mountain due to any reason than the scheduled itinerary. (See terms and conditions for more details)
  • Food / Drink 

  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are not included and must be purchased separately by the client.
  • Drinking water on trek.
  • Personal snacks
  • Some lunches and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary- (see meal inclusions for more details)
  • Other

  • Nepalese tourist visa (available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, need 1 passport photo)
  • Private travel insurance (ensure cover extends to medical evacuation and trekking 5000m+)
  • Tips and gratuities for staff
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, shower, heater, etc.)
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended

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