GOKYO LAKES TO MOUNT EVEREST BASE CAMP LODGE TREK
OVER THE RENJO LA TO THE HOLY LAKES OF THE KHUMBU REGION
- Travel through the ‘Land of the Sherpa’
- Hike to the top of Kala Pattar (18,200 feet)
- Cross the high Renjo La & Cho La passes
- Explore the beautiful Gokyo Lakes
- Visit Everest Base Camp & Khumbu Icefall
The Mount Everest National Park has been a popular destination for trekkers and climbers since the very first expeditions to the Nepalese side of Everest in the 1950’s. The Gokyo Lakes to Mount Everest Lodge Trek is our newest trip and will provide a high-altitude challenge for the hiker looking to get off the beaten path and away from the crowds. This trek offers unique views of the spectacular mountain scenery in the Everest region. We find ourselves crossing two high passes: the Renjo La (17,521ft/5,340m) and the Cho La (17,777ft/5,420m). We will also have the option of hiking to the top of two viewpoint summits: Gokyo Ri (17,585ft/5,360m) and Kala Patar (18,188ft/5,545m).
At Namche Bazaar, we deviate off the beaten track into the little-traveled Bhote Koshi Valley, over the Renjo La Pass to Gokyo Lakes. From Lobuche we will visit Everest Base Camp before returning to Gorek Shep and hiking to the top of Kala Pattar the following morning. These seldom-trekked detours allow us to make a unique linking from Namche Bazaar to the Gokyo Valley and on to Mount Everest Base Camp. Both high passes and mountain summits offer superb views of the snow-capped giants of the Khumbu, including Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cholatse and Makalu. The unrivaled scenery and solitude of these dramatic mountain valleys are well worth the effort of this demanding trek.
The Gokyo Lakes to Mount Everest Lodge Trek is part of our Himalayan Classic Trek Series. Our Classic Treks are led by an experienced, English-speaking Nepali Guide and full support crew. We are also able to arrange this trek starting on any day of the week during the months of late March through May and September through November for groups of 1 to 12 people. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a detailed day to day Trip Itinerary.
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu. Met on arrival. Transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Fly to Lukla. Trek to Phakding. 8,900 feet. 3 to 4 hour trek.
Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar. 11,150 feet. 5 to 6 hour trek.
Day 4: Rest and acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
Day 5: Trek to Thame. 12,530 feet. 5 to 6 hour trek.
Day 6: Rest and acclimatization day at Thame.
Day 7: Trek to Marlung. 13,780 feet. 4 to 5 hours of trekking.
Day 8: Acclimatization day hike. Return to Marlung.
Day 9: Trek over the Renjo La Pass to Gokyo Lakes. 8 hour trek.
Day 10: Optional ascent of Gokyo Ri. Short hike to Dragnak. 5 to 6 hour trek.
Day 11: Cross Cho La Pass to Dzongla. 15,845ft. 8 to 9 hour trek.
Day 12: Trek to Lobuche and continue to Gorakshep, 16,865 feet. 6 hour trek.
Day 13: Hike to Everest BC & return to Gorekshep. 16,865ft. 4 to 5 hour trek.
Day 14: Hike to Kala Pattar and trek to Pheriche. 13,780ft. 7 to 8 hour trek.
Day 15: Trek to Phortse Village via Pangboche. 12,465 feet. 5 to 6 hour trek.
Day 16: Over the Mon La Pass to Monjo. 9,200 feet. 6 to 7 hour trek.
Day 17: Trek to Lukla. 9,200 feet. 5 hour trek.
Day 18: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.
Day 19: Sightseeing in Kathmandu. Hotel.
Day 20: Transfer to airport for departure.