High Passes Cross- Renjo Pass (5345m) and Climbing Gokyo – Ri (5483m), Great View of Mt, Everest, Mt Lhotse and other Mountains from Gokyo Ri, Hike Gokyo lake and along Ngozumpa Glacier, the Largest Glacier in the Himalaya.
High Altitude Sherpa have established itself as one of the prominent treks providing exciting and adventurous trek packages and Gokyo Valley Trek Is one of them which is one of the most popular treks in the Himalayan region, more precisely, the Everest region. Gokyo Valley Trek provides the excellent view of Mount Everest and other Himalayan ranges. The trek leads to magnificent turquoise Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri which provides exceptional views of Everest and the Himalayas. Also, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and the warm Sherpa culture are yet other highlights of the trek.
The trek would take somewhere around 15 days. The major trek starts only from the fourth day when we trek to Namche Bazar, the trading hub (3480m). The fifth day would be spent for the acclamation purpose. We then trek to Dole (4130m) on the sixth day and to Mochermo (4470 m) on the seventh day. We reach to Gokyo (4770 m) on the eight days. We hike up to GokyoRi (5360 m) early in the morning then come back to Gokyo on a ninth day. Then we return back from the tenth day.
BEST SESSION TO VISIT NEPAL
Autumn Session: September – November
The autumn months of mid-September, October and November are known for being Nepal’s mountaineering and the best time to go trekking. The monsoon rains have cleared the sky with outstanding the views are often remarkable. The valleys are still green and the weather is trifling so trekking is far more pleasurable at this time.
Winter Session : December – February
Winter season is usually snowfall at higher elevations in Himalayas.Though it gets colder in night, often it offers the clear day/blue sky and comparatively less trekkers on the trail. Winter Treks like Ghorepani pun hill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Everest base camp, Annapurna Panorama, Annapurna Sanctuary, Everest base and Langtang reason treks are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.
Spring Session: March – May
Spring is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. Weather is mostly perfect and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season.
Summer Session: June – August
Though summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around upper and lower Mustang, lower and upper Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas. Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest, Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in summer season.
Team Composition in Trek
There will be one English speaking high altitude experience trek leader. trek Guide have inclusive knowledge of wilderness medical training. There will be one assistant guide if required. this arrangement ensure that if anybody in the group get sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned for the rest of the group. Porters for luggage carrying : two trekkers : one porters. It is depend number of porter how long doing trek and Depending on the nature of the travel.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
This is a moderate trek suitable for trekkers who have the skill to walk at least 5-7 hours a day with a light bag. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks earlier to the trip to improve our strength and stability. Past hiking Experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes. You are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude. Self-confidence and strong determination best way to complete this trek successfully.
|Day 1||Kathmandu to Lukla (Flight) to Phakding||2651 m||Lodge|
|Day 2||Phakding to Namche Bazaar||3438 m||Lodge|
|Day 3||Acclimatization day (Day trip to Khumjung)||3700 m||Lodge|
|Day 4||Namche Bazaar to Thame||3830 m||Lodge|
|Day 5||Thame to Lung den||4500 m||Lodge|
|Day 6||Lung den to Gokyo Lakes vai Renjo La Pass (5335m||4800 m||Lodge|
|Day 7||Explore the Gokyo Lake, Gokyo -Ri (5480 m)||4800 m||Lodge|
|Day 8||Gokyo valley to Dole||4200 m||Lodge|
|Day 9||Dole to Namche||3440 m||Lodge|
|Day 10||Namche to Lukla||2850 m||Lodge|
|Day 11||Lukla to Kathmandu (Flight)||1300 m||Lodge|
|Day 12||Full day Sightseeing||2860 m||Lodge|
|Day 13||International Flight||1380 m|
Day 01: Kathmandu airport Transfer Hotel:-
High altitude Sherpa Trekking Company Airport Representative will meet you outside the Terminal Hall. Transfer to hotel brief you about tomorrow’s activities and collect your needed documents for our official needs. introduce with your trekking guide check the requirements and briefing about the Gokyo Valley Renjola pass trek each day program. O/n at hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing:-
We tour Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa which are all world heritage sites.Pashupatinath temple is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple and Baudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world.in evening we are introduced to our guide and discuss about our trek. O/n at hotel.
Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (28 minut flight) to Phadking (2650m): 3-4 h0urs.
We take an early morning flight to Lukla which is where all Everest treks begin. We walk on a trail that gradually descends to Cheplung village From here we gradually descend until Phakding. O/n at hotel.
Day 04: Phadking to Namche Bazaar (3435m): 6-7 hours.
Early in the morning after having breakfast trek to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar(3435m) via Jorasalle. From here trail slightly goes uphill to Sherpa capital Namche and you can see the first glance of Everest. O/n at hotel.
Day 05: Acclimatize at Namche Bazaar:To Adjust your Body with elevation.
Today we may rest or hike through the village of Khunde and Khumjung. Khumjung is the largest village of Khumbu region. After having lunch we will hike back to Namche Bazaar. O/n at hotel.
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Thame Village 3825m: 3-4 hours.
Trek starts after breakfast in Namche and trails follows colorful prayer flags, with several shorten and Mani stones from Namche Gompa. Thame is a small monastery village, situated at the altitude of 3825m and the birth place of ten zing Norgay Sherpa first man to reach Everest summit with Edmund Hillary. O/n at hotel.
Day 07: Thame to Lung den (4500m): 3-4 hours.
After morning breakfast trail leads you to Lung den village, the village of Lung den is only one settlement before cross Renjola pass. Keep continue your journey up to Lung den village, the trail with Tibetan Yak caravans because it is trading route to Namche to Tibet. Overnight at Lung den. O/n at hotel.
Day 08: Lung den to Gokyo Lakes (4500m) vai Renjo La Pass (5335m): 7-8 hours.
After having strong breakfast in Lung den. Trail slightly leads to Renjola pass and renjola pass is one of the easiest pass in the Khumbu Himalaya compare to others pass Chola and Congmala. Whole trail is zigzag with sandy ridges and arrive in Gokyo lakes. O/n at hotel.
Day 09: Explore the Gokyo Lake:
You can trek to Gokyo Peak which start early in the morning. The summit offers the extravagant vista of Cho You, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu. While climbing down you can enjoy the view of Gokyo Lake. O/n at hotel.
Day 10: Gokyo valley to Dole (4200m): 5-6 hours.
After morning breakfast in Gokyo lakes, trail leads back to you Sherpa village of Dole via Village of Pangla,machhermo,Luza and Lhabarma. O/n at hotel
Day 11: Dole to Namche (3440m): 6-7 hours.
Morning breakfast in Dole say good bye to Gokyo valley and trail directly drops to Khumjung village to Namche via Sherpa settlement village of Sanasa. O/n at hotel.
Day 12: Namche to Lukla (2850m): 6-7 hours.
The trail steeply goes down through Rhododendron and Pine forest to Jorasalle it will take about two hour and another 5 hour walk to Lukla via Monju, banker, Phakding, Ghats Khola, Chaurikharka, Chheplung and arrival in Lukla. O/n at hotel.
Day 13: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. O/n at hotel.
Day 14: Departure for your onward flight:
Generally 3 hours before your flight time to get Kathmandu airport is needed in Nepal.
2. Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
3. sunglasses with UV protection
5. Light and expedition weight thermal tops
6. Fleece jacket or pullover
7. Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
8. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
9: Down jacket [you can rent in Kathmandu]- necessary
10: Lightweight gloves
11: Heavy weight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
12: Fleece liner gloves
13: Underwear ( minimum 4 and according to length of your trip)
14: Hiking shorts ( minimum 2 and according to length of your trip)
15: Lightweight cotton long pants
16: Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
17: Fleece or wool pants
18: Gore-tex jacket
19; Gore-tex jacket trouser
20: thin, lightweight inner socks (minimum 3 and according to length of your trip)
21: Thick, warm wool hiking socks (minimum 3 and according to length of your trip)
22: Hiking boots with spare laces
23: Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
24: Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F [Can rent in Kathmandu]
25: Headlamp and batteries
26: Basic First Aid Kit
27: Daypack (approximately
28: Water bottles (2)
29: Small wash towel
30: Swise knife
31: Leap gurd 30spf
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If you are Going Trekking and Climbing in Nepal, you Should Carry the Complete Medic kit.
First Aid Kit:
1. Povidone-iodine cream-1 tube.
– Antiseptic cream.
2. Cotton- 1 roll.
–For dressing wounds.
3. Dressing gauze –5 pcs.
– For dressing.
4. Crepe bandage –2.pcs
– Sprains and strains,also great as a sling for arm fractures.
5. Band- aid –10.pcs
6. Dressing tape –1.pcs
– Great not just for dressing but falsifier mild soft tissue injuries especially in the knee and ankles.
7. Moleskin second skin-1 packet:
– Great for treating chaffing and blisters.
Finger Pulse Oximeter:
1. Normal arterial oxygen is approximately 75 to 100 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg).
2. Values fewer than 60 mm Hg usually indicate the need for supplemental oxygen.
3. Normal pulse oximeter readings usually range from 95 to 100 percent.
4. Values under 90 percent are considered low.
8. Paracetamole 500 mg- 20 tablets:
– For mild headaches.
9. Ibuprofen 400mg –10 taplets:
– To relieve moderate to severe pain.
10.Throat lozenges –20:
– For cough and sore throat. Given the cold dry mountain air,it is a good idea it have one in your mouth even without any discomfort.
11.Decongestant -10 tablets:
– For nausea congestion. Non-drowsy kinds like pseudo ephedrine recommended.
12. Antihistamine –10 tablets:
– For allergies.
13. Antiemetic –10 –tablets:
– To control the vomit and nausea.
14. Azithromycin 500mg – 10 tablet:
– For bacterial diarrhea.
15. Omeprazole 200mg –10 tablets:
– For minor gastric upsets and acidity.
16. Tinidazole 200 mg-3 taplats(500mg-12 tablets):
– For giardia and amoebic diarrhea.
17. Acetazolamide 250 mg –20 tablets:
– For helping with acclimataization and treating mild AMS.
18. Dexamethasone 400mg-10 tablets:
– To be used only under expert supervision to treat AMS.
19. Nifedipine 60mg- 10 tablets:
– To be use only under expert supervision to treat HAPE.
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