Gokyo & Renjo Pass Trek
- Destination: Nepal
- Activities: Trekking
- Trip Grade: Strenuous
- Group size: 1 & more
- Best Seasons: October-December, March-May
- Accomodation: Lodge
Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) National park
A world Heritage site
Established in 1975 Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) National park is spread over an area of 1,148 Sq. km. of the Himalayan ecological zone in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The Park includes the upper catchment areas of the Dudh koshi and Bhote koshi Rivers and is largely composed of rugged terrain and gorges of the high Himalayas, ranging from 2,845m. at Monjo to the top of the world highest – Sagarmatha at 8,848m. above the sea level. Other peaks above 6,000m. are Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, Thamserku, Nuptse, Amadablam and Pumori.
The mountains of the park are geologically young and are broken up by gorges and glacial valleys. The vegetation found at the lower altitude of the park include pine and hemlock forests, white fir, juniper, birch and rhododendron, scrub and alpine plant communities are common at the higher altitude.
The park is home of the red panda, snow leopard, musk deer, Himalayan tahr, marten, Himalayan mouse hare (pika) and over 118 species of bird including the impeyan, pheasant, snow cock, blood pheasant, red billed cough, yellow billed cough etc.
The famed Sherpa people, whose lives are interwoven with the teachings of Buddhism, live in the region. The renowned Tengboche and other monasteries are common gathering places to celebrate religious festivals such as Dumje and Mani Rimdu. In addition to Tengboche, Thame, Khumjung and Pangboche are some other famous monasteries.
For the superlative natural characteristics, UNESCO listed Sagarmatha National Park as a World Heritage Site in 1979.
|–||Moderate to fairly hard trek|
|–||Exciting flight to/from Lukla|
|–||Sagarmatha National Park a world heritage site|
|–||Namche bazaar, the gateway to Everest region|
|–||Sunrise and sunset view over the Himalaya|
|–||Himalayan Flora and Fauna|
|–||Gokyo Valley and cross Renjo Pass|
|–||Gokyo Ri 5,350m.- the best viewpoint to see the World highest Peak Mt. Everest 8,848m.and Cho Oyu and othe Peaks.|
|–||Sherpa homeland, Monasteries, amazing view of Himalayan Peaks like Everest, Cho Yu, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku and excellent views of Gokyo Lake and Glacier.|
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m), transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu – Lukla by flight and start trek to Phakding. Overnight at Phakding (2,610m).
Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m).
Day 04: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization. (Hike to Hotel Everest View, Syangboche)
Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Dole (4,200m)
Day 06: Dole to Machhermo (4,470m)
Day 07: Mechhermo rest for acclimatization
Day 08: Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4,790m)
Day 09: Gokyo lake to early in the morning climb Gokyo Ri (5,350m) for best Himalayan views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse , Cho Oyo, Amadablam, Thamserku, Makalu etc and back to Gokyo.
Day 10: Cross Renjo Pass (5,340m) and trek to Langden (4,400m).
Day 11: Langden to Thame (3,820m)
Day 12: Thame to Monjo (2,850m)
Day 13: Monjo to Lukla (2,840m)
Day 14: Lukla to Kathmandu by flight. Transfer to Hotel.
Day 15: Free day in Kathmandu. Visit places of interest by own.
Day 16: Transfer to airport and fly back to home.
- All airport-Hotel-airport transfers
- 3 Night accommodation at hotel with breakfast.
- Round trip airfare Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu by domestic flight
- Airfares for trekking guide & cook.
- Domestic airport taxes.
- Sagarmatha national park fee
- Trekkers information management system (TIMS) Fee
- 12 night 13 days normal trekking arrangements
- Services of trekking guide, cook, kitchen boys & necessary porters
- All meals during trekking.
- Insurance for local staff and porters
- Guide and all staffs allowance
- Farewell Dinner at Nepali restaurant with cultural dance show.
Cost do not includes:
- International airfares
- Nepal entry visa fees
- Insurance of any kind (Personal, Travel, Medical, Accidental etc)
- Personal nature expenses such as laundry, postal, internet charges, telephone etc
- Tips at hotel, drivers & trekking staffs
- Other than mentioned in the above itinerary.
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