Gokyo Lake Trek via Renjo La Pass 15 Days
Gokyo Lake Trek via Renjo La Pass is an ideal adventure for those trekkers who are willing to sacrifice the valuable experience of Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar for a more varied and quieter experience. In this trek, you will see the lovely villages of the High land, unique lifestyle, mesmerizing lakes, and walk past enchanted forests abounding with wildlife, as well as panoramic views of Mount Everest from Gokyo Ri. Some of the major highlights of this trek are lovely settlements and villages in the mountains with local activities as well as strong faith cultures and a vast assortment of natural landscapes, from open fields to rhododendron forests.
The Gokyo Lake Trek starts at Lukla with an amazing flight to Tenzing-Hillary Airport from Kathmandu which is a treasure on its own with unforgettable views. Once in the wonderful Lukla which is a prosperous village in the heart of the mountain, the trekking experience will begin. Along the route, you will witness unrivaled best views of the surrounding peaks like Mt Everest, Mt Thamserku, and the Kwangde Peak and also visit the renowned Monastery of Tengboche. It is an ideal trek for trekkers who prefer relatively quiet trails and have limited time to explore this area of Nepal.
Gokyo Lake Trek via Renjo La Pass 15 Days Outline Itinerary
|Day 01:||Arrive in Kathmandu (1300m)|
|Day 02:||Fly to Lukla - Altitude: 2840/ 9372 ft. | Trek to Phakding - Altitude: 2610 m/8613 ft. | Flight: 30 minutes | Trek: 3/4 hrs.|
|Day 03:||Namche - Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft. | Trek: 5/6 hrs.Meal: BLD|
|Day 04:||Khumjung - Altitude: 3,790 m | Acclimatization day | Trek: 1/1.5 hrs.Meal: BLD|
|Day 05:||Thame - Altitude: 3800 m/12540 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs.Meal: BLD|
|Day 06:||Lumde - Altitude: 4380 m/14455 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs.Meal: BLD|
|Day 07:||Gokyo - Altitude: 4790 m/15805 ft. via Renjo-la Pass - Altitude: 5360 m/17685 ft. | Trek: 6/7 hrs.Meal: BLD|
|Day 08:||Gokyo Valley: Acclimatization Day - Optional Hike to Gokyo Ri: 6-7 hours - Altitude: 5,357 m. | Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD|
|Day 09:||Trek to Machhermo - Altitude: 4470 m | Trek: 5/6 hrs.Meal: BLD|
|Day 10:||Trek to Phortse Thanga - Altitude: 3680 m | Trek: 4/5 hrs.Meal: BLD|
|Day 11:||Trek to Monjo - Altitude: 2835m | Trek: 4/5 hrs.Meal: BLD|
|Day 12:||Trek to Lukla - Altitude: 2840/ 9372 ft. | Trek: 4/5 hrs.Meal: BLD|
|Day 13:||Fly back to Kathmandu - Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. | Flight: 30 minutes Meal: B|
|Day 14:||UNESCO Cultural Heritage Sightseeing in Kathmandu|
|Day 15:||Departure Transfer|
Gokyo Lake Trek via Renjo La Pass 15 Days Detail Itinerary Expand All
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Fly to Lukla - Altitude: 2840/ 9372 ft. | Trek to Phakding - Altitude: 2610 m/8613 ft. | Flight: 30 minutes | Trek: 3/4 hrs.
Day 03: Namche - Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft. | Trek: 5/6 hrs.
Day 04: Khumjung - Altitude: 3,790 m | Acclimatization day | Trek: 1/1.5 hrs.
Day 05: Thame - Altitude: 3800 m/12540 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs.
Day 06: Lumde - Altitude: 4380 m/14455 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs.
Day 07: Gokyo - Altitude: 4790 m/15805 ft. via Renjo-la Pass - Altitude: 5360 m/17685 ft. | Trek: 6/7 hrs.
Day 08: Gokyo Valley: Acclimatization Day - Optional Hike to Gokyo Ri: 6-7 hours - Altitude: 5,357 m. | Trek: 5/6 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Machhermo - Altitude: 4470 m | Trek: 5/6 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Phortse Thanga - Altitude: 3680 m | Trek: 4/5 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Monjo - Altitude: 2835m | Trek: 4/5 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Lukla - Altitude: 2840/ 9372 ft. | Trek: 4/5 hrs.
Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu - Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. | Flight: 30 minutes
Day 14: UNESCO Cultural Heritage sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 15: Departure Transfer
- Ground Transportation: Airport pick up & drop off service by a private vehicle.
- Accommodation during Trek: 11 Nights'basic guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms. [Few nights in the attached bathroom in available places ]
- Accommodation in Kathmandu: 3 Nights'twin sharing room in Kathmandu at 3* Hotel with Bed and Breakfast Plan
- Meals: 3 Meals per day during the trek (BLD: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner. Each meal consist of one course of the meal)
- Guide: Nepal Government licensed English-speaking trekking guide.
- Porter: The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Permit: Everest National Park permits and Khumbu permit for trekking.
- Domestic Airfare: Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airports.
- Souvenir: Duffle Bag, Trekking T-shirt, Trekking Maps
- Equipment: Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket during Trek (upon request)
- Food, accommodation, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
- The exclusive medical kit bag carried by trekking guide
- All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
- Official expenses
What's Not Included ?
- Nepal arrival visa
- Your personal expenses for mineral water, soft beverages, confectionaries, laundries, phone calls, hot drinking water, bbar bills showers etc.
- Internet facility, battery chargers, multi plugs etc.
- Extra baggage excess while flying to Lukla.
- Medical expenses and trip cancellation.
- Any other extended trips and accommodation.
- Tips of ga guides, porters and driver as a token of appreciation.
- Any other expenses or charges that are not mentioned in “cost includes” list.
PASSPORT AND VISA:
All the foreign nationals (except Indian nationals) are required to display Visa while entering Nepal. Nepalese Visa can be obtained either at Nepalese Embassy of the respective country or can be obtained during your arrival at the International Airport in Kathmandu or from Nepal’s border entry point in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border and Kodari on the Nepal-China border.
Certain nationals are requested to arrange Visa prior to arrival in Nepal. The listed countries are- Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Liberia and cannot secure Nepalese Visa on arrival.
VISA FACILITY DURATION FEES
Multiple Entry 15 Days US$ 75 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple Entry 30 Days US$ 90 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple Entry 90 Days US$ 150 or equivalent convertible currency
You can also download VISA form and fill up. Please go through the link as below: http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa
MONEY & CREDIT CARD INFO
Most of the credit card, master and visa card is blocked from your card provider. It may be because of a security reason. It, sometimes, may bring you in a problematic situation that you can't get money from ATMs. To find yourself free from this problem, you can call your card provider before you travel to Nepal and inform there that you are traveling to Nepal. Ensure them to give the authorization for the payment. Be sure you have brought some small amount for your daily expenses as well as for those items which are not included in our cost. If you want to exchange money, we provide you with the facility to change your money. Or, you can take help from Money Changers in Thamel.
While traveling to Nepal, you are requested to have travel insurance that should cover any comprehensive expenses possible to acquire due to medical issues or accidents. Especially, your travel insurance must protect air ambulance, treatment charges, rescue and evacuation, product cancellation and refundable charges, flight delay, and cancellations.
Traveling in the Himalayas is full of adventurous; hence it is wise to choose a proper insurance policy. While choosing your insurance policy, make sure that it will protect all such unforeseen expenses. You must ensure that the policy you do take provides an adequate level of protection, well familiar with your itinerary and covers you for the activities involved. You must carry proof of insurance (e.g. your insurance certificate) with you on the holiday or send us scanned copy and it must be issued from your homeland.
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Please, kindly note, these given reference of the insurance company above is only a recommendation, which based on the recommendation of our previous travelers. You could review their update insurance policy by contacting them directly.
VACCINATION FOR NEPAL
Travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or the health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities). For traveling to Nepal, we recommend you to take vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies, etc. However, it is not mandatory but recommended.
ALTITUDE SICKNESS (ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS)
Altitude sickness, also known as AMS (acute mountain sickness), is caused by a lack of oxygen at high altitudes (normally above 3,000m). It occurs as the result of our bodies’ inability to adapt to a sudden increase in altitude. If given time, our bodies will adjust and a gradual ascent will decrease the possibility of altitude sickness.
PREVENTION OF AMS: Go slowly, drink a lot of water, and pay attention to the sensations of your body. If symptoms occur you have climbed too far for the day. Rest at the same altitude will give you time to acclimatize and usually relieve mild symptoms.
MILD SYMPTOMS: Headache, nausea, loss of appetite, and mild shortness of breath with minimal exertion, difficulty sleeping, dizziness or lightheadedness, mild weakness, fatigue, a general unwell feeling.
SERIOUS SYMPTOMS: The inability to recover from shortness of breath with rest, severe persistent headache, low urine output, vomiting, confusion, delirium, loss of coordination. These require immediate descent as acclimatization will not take place at the same altitude.
The key is to trek slowly, carry a light pack and just take it easy. Allow your body the time it needs to acclimatize.
Upon your arrival at TIA International Airport, our company's representatives are stationed to pick you up. They will be holding your name sign along with the company's name in it. Our office representative will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu.
Gokyo Lake Trek via Renjo La Pass 15 Days Departure dates and price
The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.
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Trekking to Gokyo Lake and Renjo La Pass is one of Nepal's top treks.
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