Renjo Gokyo Kora Trek takes you to the best routes in the Everest region via a much more tranquil trail.
The journey offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the stunning Gokyo Valley and the pristine lakes.
Additionally, Gokyo Ri offers vistas of one of the world’s tallest mountains, including Mount Everest (8,848.86 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Makalu (2,386 m), and Cho Oyu (8,188 m).
The walk entails hiking through mountains, green forests, hills, and an alpine landscape. As a result, a diverse topography is covered.
In addition, there are several opportunities to see Himalayan wildlife, such as the musk deer or red pandas.
The entire journey, from Kathmandu to your departure, takes 13 days.On your first day, we will drive to Boudhanath, one of the most significant Buddhist pilgrimage sites, and Bhaktapur, a medieval town adjacent to Kathmandu.
The next day you fly to Lukla and then trek to Phakding. You will visit Pema Chholing Monastery in Rangding, which has stood above the village of Phakding for more than 500 years.On the 3rd day, you will trek to Namche, the Sagarmatha National Park entry point. The next day, you will explore Namche, interact with Sherpas, visit the Sherpa museum, Everest Viewpoint, and local Namche monastery and learn about the Sherpa culture and traditions.
For the next few days, you will pass through Thame, Lungde until you reach Gokyo Lake on the 7th day passing through the Renjo Pass (5360 m).Marlung, which falls between Lungde and Gokyo Lake, has a fascinating folk story regarding Yeti thought to be extinct when locals tried to make them imitate the act of thrashing each other with weapons.
On the 8th day, we will trek to Machermo (4470 m), with the morning spent trekking to Gokyo Ri (5,360 m). The next day, you will descend to Namche (3440 m) and Lukla (2840m).Then you will fly to Kathmandu and do some sightseeing. Kathmandu is a UNESCO World Heritage site and has plenty to explore.
Food and Accommodation
Food options range from the typical Nepalese Dal Bhat to Chinese and international cuisine.
Nepalese Dal Bhat is a rice, lentils, and vegetable dish. With free refill options, you can eat as much as you like. Especially in Lukla and Namche, you can choose from a wide variety.Fruits of the Season are offered to you.
The lodging is often twin-based. Most single rooms have a small table and chairs and two single beds.
A cushion and sheet are typically found in beds. In most cases, a blanket is provided in the tea room.
Best Season for the trek
The most incredible times for this hike are autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May). In autumn, you can see sunny days, and you can still see the snow-capped mountains. The best mountain views and most colorful scenery are in the spring.
Hiking in winter (December-February) and monsoon season (June-August) is not recommended. There is a lot of snow and fog in winter, but it rains during the monsoon season.Flights to and from Lukla are frequently canceled and delayed at this time of the year.
Trekkers need to be in good shape to complete it, as it is classified as a medium to challenging trek with some sharp accents on the marked trails.The trekker needs to walk for 3-9 hours daily. Trekking in these highlands can cause altitude sickness, so allowing enough time to acclimate is crucial.
Health and Safety along the trail
The Himalayan Rescue Association operates a clinic at a permanent facility in the village of Pheriche.
The Helicopter Charter is provided for emergencies to rescue individuals on excursions. During the peak climbing season in April/May, the Himalayan Rescue Association station is operated by volunteer medics at the base camp.
Altitude sickness can occur because this is a high-altitude hike. Therefore, it is necessary to limit alcohol consumption and give sufficient time to adapt.Water for personal hygiene is easily accessible on the go. Squat-type toilets are available during the hike. Water and a ladle can be used for flushing.
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