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Nepal>> Trekking in Nepal >> Everest Region >> Gokyo Lake & Rinjio Pass Trek

Gokyo Lake & Rinjio Pass Trek

Gokyo Lake Rinjio Pass Trek

The Everest region is certainly one of the most stunning mountain areas on earthrs. This short route enables trekkers who have a limited time to discover the most famous beauties of Nepal. Set amongst breath-taking high mountain scenery, the route leads through the Khumbu - Sherpa country. Two routes are possible: Renjo Pass trek or an alternative itinerary. The trail to Gokyo is a gradual ascent up the valley passing through patches of birch and rhododendron forest where the elusive musk deer can sometimes be seen. Through small yak-grazing settlements, we reach the Gokyo lakes. The Gokyo Peak (5480m) ascent is the one of the highlights of this circuit. We stay here to savor the incredible scenery, including magnificent views of Everest (8848m), Makalu, Cho Oyo (8153m) and Lhotse (8511m), to name but a few. The Renjo Pass route is off the usual beaten track. At the pass, a great view of the Gokyo lakes on one side, the Rermo Pokhari lakes on the other side, and a myriad of snowy peaks in the background provides this incredible atmosphere. The alternative route is much easier. From Gokyo, the trail descends along the opposite bank of the Dudh Kosi.

12 Days
Difficulty   Strenuous
Maximum Altitude:5480 m
       
DAY 01
Katmandu - Lukla (2800m) by plane - Phakding (2600m) in 3hrs.
 
Great view of the Kusum Kangru (6369m).
DAY 02 Phakding - Namche Bazar (3440m) in 6 hrs.
 
Climb up on the right bank of the Dudh Kosi, surrounded by summits rising above 6000m.
 DAY 03 Namche Bazar.
  
 
Acclimatization day, which gives us time for a sightseeing tour or an excursion towards the village of Thame or Khumjung.
 DAY 04 Namche Bazar - Phortse Thanga (3600m) in 5hrs.
 
Beautiful view of the Tengpoche monastery and the verdant Phortse plateau to the east. Stunning vista of Thamserku (6608m) and Kang Taïga (6685m) to the south-east and Taboche (6367m) to the north-east..
 DAY 05 Phortse Thanga - Dole (4040m) - Machhermo (4410m) in 5hrs.
 
Rhododendron forests give way to junipers and tall conifers. After Dole the landscape gets rocky and only a few trees are left. First views of Cho Oyu (8153m).
 DAY 06 Machhermo - Gokyo (4750m) in 4hrs.
 
We follow the immense frontal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier to the Gokyo lakes. Climbing up we will discover one by one those emerald drops lost into black rocks and snow.
DAY 07 Gokyo lakes.
 
Optional ascent of the Gokyo Peak (5480m) in 5hrs. A breathtaking 360 º view with Lhotse, Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu--four of the fourteen 8000m on earth--dominating the myriad of lesser peaks.
DAY 08 Gokyo – Renjo Pass (5345m) – Rermo Pokhari (4875m) in 5hrs.
 
Gentle slope up over grassy areas. The gradient becomes steeper as we go and we end by walking over scree and rocks. The access to the pass is tricky and quite steep. At the top, a stunning panorama unfolds: Tengi Ragi Tau, Rolwaling Himal and the small Rermo Pokhari lake to the west and Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and the Gokyo lakes to the east. We camp beside the lakes.
DAY 09 Rermo Pokhari – Thame (3800m) in 5hrs.
 
Via the Dudh Pokhari lakes, we descend pleasantly through meadows towards the Bhote Khosi valley to continue along the river. We will probably meet some of the picturesque yak caravans coming down from Tibet and heading to the Namche market.
DAY 10 Thame - Namche Bazar (3440m) in 4hrs.
 
Many of the typical mani walls and prayer wheels are scattered on the trail to Namche.
DAY 11 Namche Bazar - Lukla (2800m) in 6hrs.
 
Numerous ascents and descents through the forest, over rocky cliffs and sheer drops overlooking the river.
DAY 12 Lukla – Katmandu by plane.
 
 
Itinerary Can be Customize as you Requirement
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