Gokyo Lake and Renjo Ra Trek-13 Days

Cost from : US$1490.00 2 Pax All-in
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  • Destination: Nepal
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel + Lodge
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Min Pax: 2 Pax
  • Trip Style:Trekking
  • Meals:ฺBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner During Trek
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Trip Introduction

The Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek is an alternative to classical treks in the Everest region. Instead, it takes us to the turquoise Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri which provides exceptional views of Everest and the Himalayas. We also get to marvel at the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and the Gokyo valley from Gokyo Ri. March, April, May, and September, October and November is the best season for Gokyo Ri Trek Everest Base Camp.

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic and exciting flight to Lukla
  • Superb views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu and Cho Oyu 
  • Highest Mountain of Mt.Everest and other mountains more than 8000m out of 10.
  • Cultural Sight saw Sherpa
  • Tribal Groups of People, Culture, and Lifestyle
  • Survey around the world heritage site of the Sagarmatha National Park
  • Explore the highest Buddhist monasteries in the world
  • Scenic journey to the enticing Gokyo lakes and Gokyo Ri
  • The massive Ngozumpa Glacier and the Gokyo valley from Gokyo Ri.

Outline itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300 m)

Day 02:Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding (2,652 m/40 minutes flight) 3 - 4 hours trek

Day 03:Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) 5-6 hours

Day 04:Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day

Day 05:Namche Bazaar to Phortse Thanga (3,680 m) 5-6 hours

Day 06:Phortse Thanga to Machhermo (4,470 m) 4-5 hours

Day 07:Machhermo to Gokyo (4,800 m) 4-5 hours

Day 08:Gokyo Valley: Acclimatization Day - Optional Hike to 5th Lake: 6-7 hours

Day 09:Gokyo to Marlung (4,210 เมตร) 5 - 6 hours

Day 10:Marlung to Namche Bazaar: 4 - 5 hours

Day 11:Namche Bazaar to Lukla 6 - 7 hours

Day 12:Fly to Kathmandu

Day 13:Final departure

Cost includes:

    • Two nights hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
    • Welcome and farewell dinners
    • Transportation pickup and drop airport
    • All Meals during trek
    • Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during trek
    • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight and airport departure taxes
    • An experienced English-speaking and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and lodging
    • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
    • All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS card)
    • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes:

    • Nepal Visa fee
    • Drinking water during trek and beverage such as tea, coffee, coke, Pepsi, liquor etc.
    • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
    • Expenses of charge batteries and hot water for shower on the mountain
    • Excess baggage charges
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu(and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Lukla because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
    • Tips for guides and porters
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.)

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300 m)

    Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Thai Nepal Travels. After picking up your luggage and look for our representative with a Thai Nepal Travels display board at the arrival gate. After that, you will be transferred to Hotel. After check in, you can take a rest, hang around in the city - it all depends upon your interests and condition. In the evening we will organize a "Welcome Dinner" at an excellent traditional Nepalese Restaurant where you will enjoy Nepalese cultural programs as well as a fine meal.

    Including meal: Dinner

  • Day 2
    Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding (2,652 m/40 minutes flight) 3 - 4 hours trek

    After breakfast, we take about 40 minutes flight to Lukla (2,800m), in the Khumbu region of Eastern Nepal. We will reach the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. Today we only have a short hike by start our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla until we reach Phakding. We stay overnight at Phakding.

    Including meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 3
    Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) 5-6 hours

    We are walking through a Rhododendron and beautiful pine forest. We come to the check post and entrance to Sagarmatha Nation Park. We pass through the last village of Jorsale (Thumbug; 2830m) the last settlement before Namche Bazaar a gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading Centre of this region. We stay overnight in Namche Bazaar.

    Including meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 4
    Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day

    Namche Bazaar is the main center of the Everest (Khumbu) region. Our guides will take us to the Tourist Visitor Centre near the headquarters of the Sagarmatha National Park where we can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plant and animal life of the Everest region. We also take an interesting side trip up to Khumjung, surrounded by the snowy peaks of Kongde and Thamserku and the sacred peak Khumbila, hosts a well-known monastery that houses a yeti scalp. After having lunch and spending some time in Khumjung, we walk back down to Namche Bazaar and overnight in Namche Bazaar.

    Including meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 5
    Namche Bazaar to Phortse Thanga (3,680 m) 5-6 hours

    Today we walk descend to the east of the village down the broad valley. There is a Chorten on the ridge top at 3973 m which descend from Mt. Khumbila (5761 m). The trail descends in a series of steep switchbacks down a sandy slope to the Dush Koshi. We stay overnight in Phortse Tanga, near the river.

    Including meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 6
    Phortse Thanga to Machhermo (4,470 m) 4-5 hours

    After breakfast, we walk an uphill climb to Machhermo pass through Dhole, Labarma and Luza villages. Throughout today’s journey, we will be walking alongside the Dudh Koshi River and we are overnight in Machhermo.

    Including meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 7
    Machhermo to Gokyo (4,800 m) 4-5 hours

    Today we are walking to the north into Dhudkosi valley via Fanga. Upon crossing an iron bridge over a stream, the trail levels out as it follows the valley past the first lake, known as Longpongo, at 4690 m. , Second Lake than third Lake. Gokyo village stands by the third lake and Cho-Oyu Mountain. After lunch, we explore around the third lake, Dudh Pokhari. We are Overnight in Gokyo.

    Including meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 8
    Gokyo Valley: Acclimatization Day - Optional Hike to 5th Lake: 6-7 hours

    This is the day of exploring the areas. We wake up early morning to Climbing to the top of Gokyo Ri is demanding as it is steep and takes about 3 to 4 hours to reach the top for 360 views including Everest and Makalu. Then we walk 3 km north of Gokyo to reach the fourth lake also called Thonak Tsho. Then continue to the 5th lake, also called Ngozumba Tsho. Then back to Gokyo and overnight.

    Including meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 9
    Gokyo to Marlung (4,210 เมตร) 5 - 6 hours

    After breakfast we trek to Maruleng village, cross the Renjo La Pass and follow the east bank of the Bhote Koshi to Maruleng. . It is a long hike. We follow Gokyo Valley downward, departing the main trail and turning towards the pass. We’ll reach the top of Renjo La in about three hours, from here we can see the unforgettable views of Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse and Taboche are unforgettable from the top. After that, we follow the east bank of the Bhote Koshi to Maruleng. And overnight in Marung village.

    Including meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 10
    Marlung to Namche Bazaar: 4 - 5 hours

    We'll cross the Bhote Koshi down from Marlung walk descent to Taranga cross Langmuche Khola River to Thame village. The trail from Marulung to Thame follows a traditional route used for centuries by the Tibetan traders. We walk pass many small village and the world's loftiest hydroelectric power station, many gompas, prayer flags, mani walls, and chortens en route to Namche Bazaar, And overnight in Namche Bazaar.

    Including meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 11
    Namche Bazaar to Lukla 6 - 7 hours

    In the morning, walk down to Lukla providing unforgettable views of the terraced landscape and river valleys below, as well as up-close perspectives of some of the world's highest mountains followed by a trip to Lukla an overnight at Lukla.

    Including meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 12
    Fly to Kathmandu

    In the morning, take a spectacular 40-minute flight from Lukla to Kathmandu and we will transfer to the Hotel. We can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If we want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, we may do today. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner hosted by Thai Nepal Travels to celebrate the successful completion of our trip. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    Including meal: Breakfast

  • Day 13
    Final departure

    Our 13 Days Gokyo Lakes Trek comes to an end today. A representative from Thai Nepal Travels will take you to the airport approximately 2 hours before the scheduled flight. We hope you were enjoyed the tour with us, and we are sure you will be back making another trip somewhere with Thai Nepal Travels again

    Including meal: Breakfast

Trip Map

Trip Note

Important Note: 


Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with THAI NEPAL TOURS. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, the health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

For the person who cannot continue trek until the end of trekking, or come back early of trekking in case of any reason he/she please notes that there will be no refund. If the cancellation happens before the trip, we will provide you accommodation in a guesthouse in Kathmandu. In case of the flight delay/cancellation after finishing of the trek, you will be responsible for all your expenses. Please also note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transport, flight, etc.) included in the package that you would not use later.

Please note that often the Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight gets delayed by a few hours or may even be canceled for one, two, or more days due to unfavorable weather conditions. Such conditions may arise even in the best seasons. Hence, in such cases, you must be prepared for long waits either at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or end of the trek or even both! We will do our best to avoid such delays, and arrange the next flight for you. We suggest you be prepared for possible delays/cancellations, and if possible to come with some extra buffer days (1-2 days) at the end of the trip to accommodate such delays. If everything runs smoothly and you still have a few days of your buffer days left then you may even engage yourself in optional activities which can be arranged by Thai Nepal tours upon request. The optional activities may include visiting places/landmarks of your choice, adventure sports, shopping, etc.

In case the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of a trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip such as a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other region. If you are not interested in the alternative trip and would rather wait for your original preferred trip, you are welcome to wait in Kathmandu for as many days as it takes to get a flight to Lukla. However, please note that there will be no refund if you lose time waiting at the airport and do not take an alternative tour or you only do a short trek later due to time limitation. If the cancellation happens before the trip, we will provide you accommodation in a guesthouse in Kathmandu. In case of the flight delay/cancellation after finishing of the trek, you will be responsible for all your expenses. Please also note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transport, flight, etc.) included in the package that you would not use later

Accommodations

We will be providing you at Hotel Marshyangdi or equivalent in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional.

Meals

During the trek, you can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from the tea-houses or from a lodge menu where we spend the night whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available while in Kathmandu. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests.

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