Gokyo & the Renjo La
The perfect trek for those who wish to avoid the busier trails in the Everest region but still gain stunning views of Everest. Trekking slowly through Sherpa villages and yak pastures we emerge into the stunning Gokyo Valley with it's beautiful lakes, here we ascend Gokyo Ri for one of the finest views of Everest and surrounding peaks including Cho Oyu in Tibet. From our remote high camp west of Gokyo we prepare for the highlight of the trek, the crossing of the Renjo La. The views of Everest are incredible as we weave our way to the top of the pass at 5400m, before our descent to Mirlung along a rarely trodden trail where we are unlikely to see other trekkers. Undeniably trekking at its best in the Everest region.
|DAY 1||Join Kathmandu|
|DAY 2||In Kathmandu, sightseeing Kathmandu Valley|
|DAYS 3/4||Fly to Lukla, commence trek through Sherpa villages|
|DAYS 5/6||Arrive Namche Bazaar, rest and acclimatise|
|DAYS 7/10||Slowly ascend via Khumjung, Dole and Machermo to the serene Gokyo Lakes|
|DAY 11||Ascend Gokyo Ri (5483m) to view Everest, Makalu, Lhotse and Cho Oyu and onto high camp|
|DAY 12||Cross the Renjo La|
|DAY 13||Trek to Thame|
|DAYS 14/15||Return trek to Lukla|
|DAY 16||Fly Lukla to Kathmandu|
|DAY 17||In Kathmandu, trip concludes|
Just wanted to say THANK YOU SO SO SO SOOOO MUCH for organising a truly life changing expedition!!!! It was totally UNREAL. We had the most amazing weather for the whole 3 weeks I was in Nepal. Your ground staff (Mani - expedition leader, Gopal - serda, Pemba - chef, Lakpa - sherpa, Mik - sherpa, Lok - sherpa and the other porters and kitchen staff) were INCREDIBLE!!!!
Mani in particular is such a natural born leader. His calmness, sense of humour, compassion and professionalism are unmatched in almost any situation I've ever been in. He's truly world class.
I was fortunate to be on the trek with my father, brother and family friend and we all had a fantastic time. Of course we picked up the standard bugs and things but all worth it for the amazing views of the great himalayan mountain range and of course Everest. Highlight for me was climbing the Gokyo Ri and getting a 360 degree panorama.
Congratulations to a well oiled machine. Please pass on my regards to your CEO, management and crew who make it all happen!