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GOKYO LAKE TREK via Renjo La Pass 2024 & 2025

      Gokyo Lake Trek via Renjo La Pass Trek 2024 & 2025       

The Gokyo Valley is perhaps the most spectacular of the valleys in the Everest region and while the trail to Everest Base Camp gets close to the world's highest mountain there are those who suggest the view from Gokyo Peak offers the best panoramic view in the region. The trail to Gokyo has a network of small lodges which have recently seen big improvements in food and accommodation facilities.

This now makes the programme ideally suited to lodge-based trekking. The highlights are many, the sensational Ngozumpa Glacier, one of the largest in the Nepal Himalaya, the lakes at Gokyo, and the side trek to the top of Gokyo Kang (5360m) where the views are the amongst the most spectacular in Nepal including four 8,000-metre peaks: Cho-Oyo (8153m), Makalu (8475m), Lhotse (8511m) and, of course, Mount Everest (8848m).

Max. Altitude:                    5483 m.

Trip Duration:                   14 days

Trek Grade:                      Moderate Plus

Accommodation:             Teahouse (Lodge to Lodge)

Meals:                               Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Transportation:                Car / Van / Plane

Best Time:                        Jan, Feb, March, April, May,                                             Oct, Nov, Dec.

Per day Hiking:                 5 to 7 hours




We did not know how to manage and where to go in the huge range of the nepalese mountains until we found „Sherpa Khumbila Adventures“ (ska-adventures), run by Tsering and Nima.
They were really helpful to design a very personal trip for me (70 years) and my wife (68 years) inquiring in advance thoroughly about our physical abilities and interests. In the end the trip turned out to match perfectly with our needs.
From the moment of our arrival in Kathmandu the Company SKA really „spoiled“ us. They took care of everything, from getting us from and to the airports, from checking our equipment, to handing us a hand sanitizer, to taking a picture of the tag for the baggage we stored in the hotel just in case we lose the tag (what happened indeed).
Lukla was the starting point of our trekking tour through Khumbu district. Their Guide Pasang and Porter Ashram took over, caring for us in a very friendly, almost loving way. I am a very slow walker, but I was never told to hurry up. Pasang explained many details about Sherpa culture and history to us. Good-natured as he is I could ask him a „thousand" times for the names of the surrounding mountains which I could not remember. He also showed us to several monasteries on our way and told us about the iconography. His sharp eyes detected hidden animals in the bushes such as musk deer, Himalayan thar and the glossy pheasant. In three words: fun, pleasure and enlightenment.
At the end of our trekking tour it was not possible to fly directly back to Kathmandu because of the weather conditions. Yet Tsering came along with a driver to fetch us from Manthali Airport, which meant for him a five hours drive in each direction. Back in Kathmandu he fulfilled our remaining sight-seeing wish: he guided us through Boudhanath and took us -together with Nima- to local places for lunch and dinner, where we talked not only about kitchen recipes, but also about "god and world“. It felt regretful when we had to leave these kind and warm people and travel back home. If Nepal weren’t so far from our home we would go there at least twice a year.

Gokyo Lake and Gokyo valley
prayer flags, ska adventures
Rainbow over Namche, SKA adventures

Photo; Justin , SKA Adventures 

Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to the hotel.


Day 2 Free day in Kathmandu


Day 3 Kathmandu (1315m) - Lukla (2840m), fly 30 mins, and trek to Phakding (2640m), 4 hrs


Day 4 Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440m), 6 hrs


Day 5 Namche Bazaar - rest day for acclimatization


Day 6 Namche - Phortse Dranga (3800m), 5 hrs


Day 7 Phortse Dranga - Machhermo (4410m), 6 hrs


Day 8 Machhermo - Gokyo (4750m), 5 hrs


Day 9 Gokyo - visit Gokyo Ri (5340m), 4 hrs


Day 10 Gokyo - over Renjo pass (5345m) to Lungde  (4368m), 6-7 hrs


Day 11 Lungde- Thame (3800m) 4 hrs


Day 12 Thame - Monjo (2835m), 6 hrs


Day 13 Monjo - Lukla (2800 m)


Day 14 Fly to Kathmandu ( 35 min flight)

Day 15 Fly back Home .

  • All Arrival and Departure transfer as per itinerary.

  • 3 Nights Accommodation in 4 Star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.

  • Transportation for Sightseeing at Monkey temple /entrance fee.

  • All Domestic flight from Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu.

  • 11 Nights Lodge accommodation during the trek.

  • All 3 times meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea/ coffee during the trek.

  • A professional English speaking /Government licensed trekking Guide for the trekking part.

  • Domestic Airfare and airport TAX for the guide.

  • Necessary porter for the trekking part.

  • Insurance of the trekking staffs.

  • All necessary Trekking permits.

  • Sagarmatha National park entry fee.

  • Pasang Lhamu Rural municipality entry fee.

  • Farewell dinner with Nepali culture show.

  • SKA trekking duffle bag (for field use).

  • SKA First Aid Kit

  • SKA T-shirt.

  • International Airfare.

  • Nepal Visa fee. Can be obtained at the Kathmandu Airport  upon arrival or online

  • Lunch and Dinner while in Kathmandu.

  • Hard, soft and all kinds of bottled drinks.

  • Your travel insurance covering (helicopter evacuation if needed from 5100m).

  • Personal Clothing and gears.

  • Other personal expenses: Charges for internet, phone calls, Laundry, Battery charging, hot shower.

  • Tips for Trekking staffs.

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