Gokyo Ri Renjola Pass Trek
Gokyo Ri Renjola Pass Trek
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Address your adventurous zeal by the trek to GOKYO LAKE and GOKYO RI, offering yourself some naturally fascinating trekking trials
Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek is a beautiful journey to the alluring Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri which is one of the most amazing viewpoints for great views of Everest and other Himalayas. The 14-day trip begins in Kathmandu where we get to visit several heritage sites. The Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek is the best alternative trial to the Everest Base Camp. Instead, it takes us to the turquoise Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri which provides enticing views of Everest and the Himalayas. The massive Ngozumpa Glacier and the Gokyo valley from Gokyo Ri add up to the picturesque view of the area.
Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri trek is for those who want to walk in the Everest region with less crowd and without stressing about reaching to the base camp of Everest. During the trek with less crowd, the travelers can try something new in the Everest region. The cerulean lakes amidst the gigantic Himalayas allure every piece of you; so to experience this reverence you should definitely opt for this trek.
THE GOKYO LAKE AND GOKYO RI TREK : A TRIP OF FOURTEEN DAYS FOR THRILLING EXPERIENCE
The Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri trek is an enticing route attainable through Sagarmatha National Park. This trek is a moderate trek in the high Himalayas of the Everest region. The less crowded trial is the reason that attracts many travelers from the more commercial Everest trek. It is an excellent choice for both experienced trekkers as well as novice travelers.
The summit of Gokyo Ri offers scenic mountain views, including the peaks above 8,000 metres in height-Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu. The view from the top of this vantage point is very alluring.
Gokyo Ri Trek commences with an alluring flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, one of the most extreme airports in the world. The trail traverses through famous Sherpa villages like Phakding, Namche, and Dole, these places leading all the way up to Gokyo Valley. If you have a few additional days, you can also extend Gokyo Ri Trek with the classic Everest Base Camp Trek.
This trek is not just about “Gokyo” but about the “entire Everest experience”. Trekking through the picturesque villages in Everest, you can enroll with the amazing culture and traditions in Everest. Learning about their day to day life, their sources of income, and their social lives is pretty interesting.
The trekking trails to Gokyo are naturally fascinating. You will be trekking through the lowlands, lush jungles, green hills to the alpine landscapes with dwarf trees, and to the snow-covered arid landscapes. You’ll be walking through the varying topography. Walking across amazing views of the giant Himalayas is heart soothing.
Also, you will be trekking through amazing glaciers and flushing river like Dudh-Kosi. Moreover, you’ll see the diverse plants and wildlife species at Sagarmatha National Park.
So, Gokyo isn’t about trekking up to Gokyo Ri, 5357 meters. You will be trekking to the five amazing lakes at the highest altitudes. Gokyo Lakes are the spectacularly beautiful turquoise glacial lakes on the background of some 8000 meters peaks and Gokyo Ri stands right behind the lake to offer best view of Everest, Cho-Oyu and others
You will see the astounding Himalayan panoramas from your proximity. Also, you can get an insight into the socio-economic aspect and basic life of the Sherpas.
So, if you are desperately hungry for lakes, mountains, forests, altitude, and rural settings all at once, this trek is the one for you.
Day 1 : Welcome at airport and transport to one of the best hotels in KathmanduAfter arriving in the lovely capital of Nepal via Tribhuwan International Airport, our agents will be there to receive you and transfer you to one of the standard hotels of Kathmandu.
Day 2 : Traverse around Kathmandu and explore its heritage sitesYou’ll have a very wonderful time by exploring some of the greatest cultural and historical heritages of Kathmandu. Have a very gracious time and prepare for your trekking by buying some of the crucial recommended gears.
Day 3 : Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu and trek to PhakdingOn this day, you will be flying from Kathmandu to Lukla in a domestic plane. The flight is scenic and exciting. The morning flights are wonderful as you can see the incredible views of the astounding Himalayas from the window. After landing in Lukla, you will be trekking over the flatly descending trails towards Phakding. Following the twists and turns of Dudh Kosi river, you will reach Phakding overnight.
Day 4 : Trek from Phakding to Namche BazaarOn this day, you will be traveling through the wonderful trails on Everest towards Namche Bazaar. Namche is known as the gateway to Everest. It is the most popular name in the Everest region. The trekking trial is more difficult than on the previous day. There are many ascents and exciting suspension bridges to conquer. You will be walking through the small villages like Monjo and Jhorsale to Namche. The day is long and tiring, yet thrilling and rip-roaring. After the tiresome ascents before Namche, you will see the most pleasing view of Namche Bazaar. You will get to Namche town overnight.
Day 5 : Acclimatization day at NamcheAcclimatization day is for you to adapt to the high altitude weather. Before the trek to higher altitudes like to Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri, you need to adapt and be friends with the thinning air and decreasing temperature. For this, you will be hiking to the Hotel Everest View, which is the hotel at the highest altitude in Nepal. It should also be kept in mind to not overdo the walk and walk all day long so that you don’t tire yourself and remain energized.
Day 6 : Trek to DoleThe trek to Dole from Namche is as exciting as yesterday’s walk. The trial is easy and flat up to Mong, where you can stop your walk and have your lunch. From there, the trial to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake separates. There is a pass called Mong La. The trial to Dole is rugged and dusty. But the amazing Himalayas will be energizing you. Walk at a slow pace enjoying everything that you see. You will reach a teahouse in Dole overnight.
Day 7 : Dole to MachhermoToday, you will be following the Gokyo Lake trekking trial to Macchermo. The trial is an uphill trial. You should climb slowly and gradually to Macchermo. You must keep yourself hydrated. You are going above 4500 m which is a big thing, so you must take care of your health. Walk around exploring Macchermo in the evening. Acclimatize yourself there by breathing the thin air in. At night, you can stay at a lodge in Macchermo.
Day 8 : Machhermo to Gokyo Lakes (4,790 m)Today, there will be less ascent trial than yesterday’s one. However, you need to keep yourself hydrated and take rest at times while you trek. Finally, you will be trekking to the tranquil Gokyo Valley today. The trial is amazing and the terrain is uniquely amazing. You get to see beautiful Himalayan vistas. The Gokyo village is a wonderful village which has the Gokyo Third Lake: Dudh Pokhari in its front yard. There are few lodges and teahouses in the villages. You will be staying overnight there.
Day 9 : Early morning hike to Gokyo Ri (5,357 m) and trek back to Gokyo Lake for night stayGokyo Ri is the Nepali name for the famous peak Gokyo Peak. Gokyo Ri is the famous viewpoint in the Gokyo Valley trek. You will be trekking to Gokyo Ri early in the morning. The charismatic sunrise from the top over the great snowy peaks. From there, you will get to see the turquoise blue Gokyo lakes and the Gokyo village itself. You will have to trek back to Gokyo Lake (valley) for a night stay.
Day 10 : Trek from Gokyo to astounding Renjo-La Pass and heading LundeGokyo Renjo-La Pass trekking is an exclusive experience you will get today. This pass offers the enigmatic view of the world’s tallest mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho-Oyu and other outstanding Himalayas. This trek will lead you to Lunde, which is a narrow valley where you may find a hotel for a night stay.
Day 11 : Lunde to Namche BazaarToday, you will be heading to one of the most popular places which is often regarded as the “Gateway of Everest” and also “Heart of Khumbu”, Namche Bazaar. The trial is long. But, you don’t have to worry about altitude sickness. However, there are many trekkers who get injured on their way back. So, even though the walk is easy, you must walk carefully. You can get a hotel for a night stay at Namche. Since it is a beautiful town at 3450 meters, you might want to explore the market or go to the café and have a cup of tea or coffee.
Day 12 : Trek back to LuklaThe trek back to Lukla is going to be a long day. You already know how far you are from Lukla. So, you must start the trek earlier, so that it will be much easier. The trials will not be so busy. Walking through the amazing trials, you will be walking through small villages, jungles, and over Dudh Koshi on thrilling suspension bridges. You can have lunch at any place on your way back. After a long tiring day, Lukla is a pleasant place to stay. It is a small town with amazing hotels, cafes and shops. You can also buy some souvenirs of the place for your families, friends and loved ones.
Day 13 : Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla and get to the hotelThis is officially your final day of the trek to Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri. Early in the morning, you will fly back to Kathmandu. After returning to Kathmandu, we will escort you to your hotel in a private vehicle.
Day 14 : DepartureYou will be heading back to your home by bidding farewell to Nepal and its amazing hospitable people. Make sure you open the suitcase of beautiful memories at your home that you created in Nepal.
- Trek Duration : 14 days
- Trek Grade : Challenging
- Highest Altitude : 5,357 m above sea level
- Accommodation : Lodge / Teahouse
- Transportation : Overland and Flight
- Group size : Minimum 1 person
- Best season : Autumn and Spring
- Per Day Walk : 5-6 hours per day
- Trek Cost : ***
- Experience the scenic and adventurous flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back.
- Refrain the Everest crowds enjoying the beauty of the Himalayas.
- Enjoy gleaming, primeval and blue water of the five Gokyo Lakes.
- Walk past the emerald lakes resting in tranquility.
- The tranquil Gokyo Valley.
- Sunrise view from Gokyo Ri.
- Incredible Himalayan views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Choyu, etc.
- Catch sights of magnificent views of Everest from Gokyo Ri.
- Marvel the impressive Ngozumpa glacier.
- Unique Sherpa culture and traditions in the Everest region.
TRIP INCLUDES AND EXCLUDES
Our package includes and excludes the following things so as to make the trip more comfortable and exciting. You are kindly requested to note these things down for your best moments on the trek.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
- Airport pick up and drop off (complimentary).
- Welcome dinner (complimentary).
- Two night-stay on arrival to Kathmandu in a standard hotel with breakfast included.
- Necessary permits for SNP (Sagarmatha National Park).
- All accommodation during the trek.
- Three meals a day during the trek.
- Fresh fruit each day if and when available.
- Complimentary bag/agency T-shirt
- Trained, professional and registered local guide with the knowledge of first-aid who can speak English.
- First-aid kit.
- Return flight to Kathmandu from Lukla.
- Rescue arrangements if needed.
- Agency service charge and government rax/VAT.
- Certificate of achievement.
WHAT IS EXCLUDED
- International airfare and Nepal visa fee.
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
- Personal insurance, loss of property and theft, etc.
- Sightseeing costs for temples and monasteries.
- Tips to staff.
RECOMMENDED TREKKING GEARS
Trekking without any necessary gear can be very harmful and won’t be easy. No one wants to get hurt in a remote and distant area where there’s no proper health care. So to make your trekking safer and as well as trouble-free, we have enlisted some of the necessary gears that you need to acknowledge before heading for trekking is the highlands.
NECESSARY TREKKING GEARS
Here are some of the trekking gears which will be there to assist us while climbing any kind of mountain trails weather be steep or narrow. These trekking gears are extremely useful and are handy so make sure you have it in your checking list.
- Trekking sticks
- Quick-drying pants and shorts.
- Jackets and thermal suit to outcast cold
- Rainwear (jacket and pants.
- Duffle bags
- Plastic boots and crampons
- Mountaineering ice axes
- Climbing helmets (optional)
PERSONAL ITEMS CLOTHING
It’s very necessary to wear the outfit according to the situation and place. So here are some of the essential clothing gears required for trekking.
- Warm, insulated jacket or vest
- Fleece pants
- Warm hat
- Bandana (if necessary)
- Boots or shoes suited to the terrain
- Socks (synthetic or wool)
- Extra clothing (beyond the minimum expectation)
- Spare plastics or Ziplock bags to distinct clean clothes and dirty clothes.
It’s very essential to take your own health and hygiene from the new weather condition. So here are some of the apparatus that might be needed while the trekking period.
- Sanitation trowel (if no washroom)
- Baby wipes
- Sun Hat
- Toilet Paper
- Urinary products
- Sanitizers and alcohol wipes
To capture moments, to withdraw money, and to trek in a very efficient manner here are some technical gears that should be packed.
- Diaries and Journal to write experiences in words
- Books/GPS navigators
- Credit cards/ATM cards