Duration: 14 Days
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Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass trek is an adventure trek where you will be experiencing the High mountains including Mt. Everest (8848m), beautiful lakes and glaciers of Nepal, Gokyo Lake and cross the Renjo La pass (5,435m). This 15 days trek guided to the entire Solukhumbu region. Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla airport and follow the trials.
The trail takes you through the Namche Bazaar (3,445m) on the second day of the trip. Walkthrough Phakding alluring Sherpa villages and world’s heritage site Sagarmatha National Park for wild animals, flora & fauna. Head towards Dole and Machhermo then reach beautiful Gokyo Lake on the 8th day of the trip. The next day hiking towards Gokyo Ri(5,360m) offers an incredible view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makala, Mt. Choyu, Mt. Nuptse and many other Himalayan ranges and amazing glaciers.
After the Gokyo lake via Renjo La pass(5,435m) provides astounding views of Gokyo Lake and Himalayan vistas from the top that you will never forget. Descend towards Lukla after trekking. Learn more about Sherpa’s culture, traditions & lifestyles along the way. Enjoy amazing hospitality including Buddhist monuments. We look forward to taking you on the trek of a lifetime.
Travellers should be comfortable with somewhat-demanding activities.
Narayan Baniya (nature pathfinder) and Sumir Gyawali (yoga teacher) guide me in
this adventure. Actually they manage perfectly my short time and all the noisy
burocratic thinks like documents or Covid control. They makes me feel safely and
had care of me since the moment I reserved .. now I’m at home and still feel the
power of their experience, friendship and good nature. They makes me “enter” in
the Nepali lifestyle, from metropolitan Kathmandu until the top of the mountain
were the vibes are soo deep. Their good vibes are compatible with all, Sumir had a
clinical yogi eye and Narayan the calm you need to arrive over the clouds.. it was
like a day dreaming and I never forget this experience out of time. Thank you
A great & well organised experience. I highly recommend Himalayan
recreation to anyone planning to trek to the Annapurna Basecamp. Everything from
start to finish was all taken care of, taking away all of the stress of
organisation so that I could focus on enjoying the trek.
Ashok was very responsive on whatsapp at all times and was able to adapt the tour
when circumstances changed. For example, when my flight to Pokhara was cancelled,
Ashok arranged for a friendly driver to take me all the way there by private car
instead (I did have to wait 1.5 hours for the driver, but traffic in Kathmandu is
difficult). My guide Santosh and porter Bal were very friendly and accommodating
and were good company during the trek. They have the English skills required to
answer the majority of questions, particularly relating to the trek. Overall, a
very good experience.
The trek itself is very beautiful. It has everything, including rural villages
with rice terraces, bamboo forests, and epic mountains. The accommodation is basic
but everything you need for a trek (much better than camping). The weather
forecast is inaccurate - I enjoyed decent weather despite the forecast being
constant rain/thunder. I found the difficulty to be much easier than others state,
and could have completed the trek in 5-6 days. Almost anyone with a decent level
of fitness would be able to complete this trek (adjusting the duration to
The Annupurna Poon Hill Trip is a lovely trek through the lower elevations of the
Annupurna range of the Himalayas. Starting from Pokhara, a 90 minute drive in a
taxi drops us off at the beginning of the trek and then goes up from there. My
guide, Raj, was absolutely awesome and provided a lot of great information about
the area during our trek over the several days that this trek takes place. The
second day of the climb takes us to the small town of Ghorepani, and then an early
climb the next morning to Poon Hill.
I went on this trip in the 2nd year of the virus. According to my guide, the
number of travelers was still way down from pre-pandemic years. So, in one way, it
is a great time to travel since you will have most of the trails to yourself. The
tea houses are also pretty empty. The negative side to this is that there are
limited menu items and several places didn't have WiFi.
There are a few recommendations I would make about this trip. The first is the
ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara. I took the bus and regretted it about halfway
there. While the distance is only 200 km, it took about 8 hours on the bus. If I
were to do this again, I would have opted for a 30 minute flight. It costs more,
but is so worth it.
Second, make sure you bring toilet paper with you on the trek. The tea houses I
stayed in during my trek didn't have any. So, bringing a roll of your own is a
huge help. And speaking of bathrooms, most of the toilets along the route are not
the western style sit-down toilets. Rather they are the hole in the grounds. So,
make sure to use the bathroom before leaving the tea house since the next
western-style toilet isn't until the next guest house, which could be a half day
Finally, if you have time after the trek, spend an extra day in Pokhara. It is
much more interesting than Kathmandu.
Otherwise, the trek was wonderful and the folks at Himalayan Recreation did a
great job in staying in touch, picking me up at the airport when I arrived in
Nepal, and provided excellent service all the way through.
This trip was the first we took with those guys. It was very nice, guide was
interesting and gave us a lot information about Bhaktapur and Nepal itself.
After they arranged few more trips for us. First was Chitwan national park and
jeep safari. After Pokhara and paragliding. And then return to Kathmandu. It was
very helpful to have someone local there who can arrange flights, pick ups, all
the activities and return wherever needed.
We didn't have more time, but all the time we had, they managed to organize for
us, without stressing or worrying.
I truly recommend them, because they are very responsible and helpful for any
situation. I firstly met them in Kathmandu for our first trip and they helped us
with all the others.
Our representative from Himalayan Recreation Treks will be there to greet you & pick you up from Tribhuvan International airport after your landing. You'll be transferred to your hotel where you'll freshen up & take a rest. Then, there will be a short briefing session about your trek. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Today we take an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the gateway to the Khumbu region and the starting point of this trek which takes around 40-45 minutes. After landing in Lukla, explore small towns and their street. We start the trek towards Phakding and enjoy great views of the Himalayas during the trek. Overnight at guesthouse in Phakding.
After breakfast, Head towards Namche Bazaar. We cross several suspension bridges and follow the Dudhkoshi river bank. Then, the trail passes through the small Sherpa village, reaching Monjo and entering Sagarmatha National Park. We stop at Jorsalle village for lunch and continue along the riverbank through pine forests. Then, we climb upward on a hilly trail as we continue our journey, finally reaching Namche Bazaar which is one of the biggest & hottest places in the Everest region. Overnight at guesthouse in Namche Bazaar.
This day is specially separated for acclimatization. We will hike towards Syangboche airport(3700m) and then continue climbing to Everest view hotel for a great panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Tawache etc. On the way back we visit the Sherpa culture museum and Everest photo gallery. Overnight at guesthouse in Namche Bazaar.
The trek continues after breakfast at Namche towards Kyangjuma. After passing a couple of tea houses in Kyangjuma, we climb to a different valley leaving the traditional Everest trial and crossing Mong La and dropping down to Phortse Tenga. With the stunning views of Taboche (6,367m) and Chola Tse (6,337m), we head to rhododendron forests then slowly climb and reach Dole. Overnight at a guest house in Dole.
Dole to Machhermo takes about 4 hrs on a continuous uphill path. Leaving the tree line behind, a blunt climb starts the day and a continuous climb follows for the rest of the day. We pass through a large Chorten towards Luza and finally reach Machhermo with Mt.Choyu (8,200m) appearing to the north. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Machhermo.
After breakfast, we continue the trial over the ridge for a more enticing view. There, we can observe majestic Mt. Choyu and the amazing view of Khantenga, gorge, ingrained. Then, we descend to the riverside before the beginning of the climb onto the terminal hill of the Ngozumpa Glacier. Now after a slightly higher ascend, we arrive at Gokyo. Overnight at guesthouse in Gokyo.
Early in the morning, we steep up to the Gokyo Ri peak(5,360m) from where we get an excellent view of Mt. Everest and Mt. Makalu is perceived. From there, this place offers an elegant view of Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Cholatse, moraine and Ngozumpa glacier. The Gokyo Ri peak is always compared with Kala Patthar as both summits offer spectacular views of Mt. Everest. After enjoying the scenery of the mountains descend back to Gokyo for breakfast. Then leisure time in Gokyo Lake and prepare for Renjo La pass the next day. Overnight at the guesthouse at Gokyo.
Early morning, we start the day by walking beside the Gokyo lake to reach the base of Renjo La pass, where our last adventure arduous climb to reach the top of Renjo La pass. After reaching the place it offers amazing views of the highest peak. Then, we descend towards a few small ice ponds walking over rocky hills and on the grassy path with a long downhill to reach Lunden, a small confined spot which is on the route of Thame. Overnight at guesthouse in Lunden.
Today, we start our day with an affable and amiable walk after completing all three high passes of the adventure. Then, we descend to reach several Yak grazing areas and shelters of ranchers to reach the Bhote Koshi river coming from the Tibet side at Marulung, a small farm village. Slowly walk leads on the good trial of a few hours reaching the bizarre village of Thame. We visit an interesting monastery one of the oldest around the Khumbu region in Thame. Overnight at guesthouse in Thame.
After breakfast in Thame, short and easy walk leaving broad Thame valley behind Thamo village. After Thamo back into greenery and tree lines as an amiable walk which takes you back to Namche Bazar. Overnight at guesthouse in Namche Bazaar.
After having breakfast, we continue the trek down a trail steeply descend down to the suspension bridge and then pass several Sherpa villages most of the walking is through Dudh Koshi River valley and surroundings towards Lukla. Overnight at guesthouse in Lukla.
Early in the morning, we take a flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. As this will be your last day in Nepal, upon reaching Kathmandu you can take a rest or explore the city if you want to. There will be a farewell dinner for you tonight organized by Himalayan Recreation Treks. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Your trip to Nepal ends today. A representative of Himalayan Recreation Treks will drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport before 3 hours of your scheduled flight for your return flight to your country.
All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport transfers
Two nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
3 standard meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners) during the trek
Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek.
Domestic flights (From Kathmandu - Lukla or Manthali - Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu or Lukla to Manthali) including airport departure tax and transfers. (Note: If you want to take a shared helicopter, it will cost you an extra amount.)
Himalayan Recreation’s experienced, government licensed, English speaking trekking guide during the trip.
Porter services for 12 days (1 porter = 2 trekkers).
All costs of staff which includes food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment’s and medicines.
Duffel bag use while trekking, Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
Required Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee & TIMS Fee
First aid medicine kit
Farewell dinner with Cultural show in a fine restaurant on second last day.
Government taxes & office service charge
Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
Personal Travel insurance, which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
Personal trekking equipment or expenses
Alcoholic drinks and beverages.
Tips for trekking guides, porters and drivers (tipping is expected)
Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.