- Booking Type Instant Booking
- duration 11 days
- tour type Private
- minimum participants 2
- age requirement 10+ years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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- Cross Renjo La, a mountain pass 5340m above sea level
- Explore Gokyo Valley and see glacial lakes
- Enjoy spectacular mountain views from Gokyo Ri
Join us on this Gokyo Lakes and Renjo La Pass tour and get the chance to discover the headwater of the mighty Dudh Kosi River. We will pick you up from the hotel and drive you to the airport on the first day of the tour. Catch the flight to Lukla and enjoy scenic views of the Himalayas in case the weather is clear. From Lukla, the trail travels past Phakding, Namche Bazaar and Dole before you reach Machhermo.
Explore the Gokyo lakes and see 3 of the 6 lakes in the area. Climb atop Gokyo Ri and enjoy magnificent views of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Thamserku and Nuptse, among other mountains. Then, cross Renjo La Pass on day 8 before starting your descent. We will drop you off at your hotel upon arrival in Kathmandu on the last day of the tour.
This is a moderately challenging trek. Even those with little or no prior trekking experience can join. For more details, please review the itinerary below.
Day 1: Kathmandu - Lukla (flight) and trek to Phakding
Day 2: Phakding - Namche Bazaar
Day 3: Namche Bazaar acclimatization
Day 4: Namche Bazaar - Dole
Day 5: Dole - Machhermo
Day 6: Machhermo - Gokyo Lakes
Day 7: Climb Gokyo RI & explore the Gokyo Valley
Day 8: Cross Renjo La Pass, & trek to Lungden
Day 9: Lungden - Namche Bazaar
Day 10: Namche Bazaar - Lukla
Day 11: Lukla - Kathmandu (flight)
- Pickup and drop-off from and to your hotel in a private vehicle before and after the Lukla flight. Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu domestic airline tickets
- Full-board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek. Seasonal fresh fruits as per availability
- Accommodation in tea houses / lodges along the trek as per the itinerary
- Everest National Park permits & Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card. All taxes
- An experienced, English-speaking & government-licensed trekking guide. An assistant trekking guide for groups of over 6 people
- An oximeter to measure your oxygen and pulse (imported from the USA). A comprehensive first aid medical kit carried by the guide
- Down jackets, sleeping bags and duffel bags (down jackets and sleeping bags to be returned after trip completion)
- 1 complementary dinner after arrival or before departure as per your convenience in a traditional restaurant
- International airfare
- Expenses that are personal in nature
- Nepal visa fees (two passport-sized photographs required)
- Travel insurance with emergency evacuation included
- Meals and accommodation in Kathmandu (also in the case of early returns and late departures)
- Meals except those mentioned in the 'What's Included' section
- Tips for guides and porters
- Additional costs arising due to natural calamities or anything beyond our control (the booking is non-refundable and non-transferable even if you leave the trek in the middle)
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.Other Practical InformationWe suggest you carry layers of warm clothes, personal trekking equipment (walking poles, etc), waterproof jackets and trousers and sturdy trekking shoes along with you.
How much money do I need to bring with me?
Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.
How much should my backpack weigh?
A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.
- Do I need a porter?
Do I require a porter for carrying water?
On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.
When should I arrive in Kathmandu before the tour?
We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start day of the trek because the tour operators usually require one working day to arrange trekking permits. Arrive earlier if you want to explore Kathmandu on your own or acclimate to any time differences.