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16-day Guided Trek of Gokyo Ri – Renjo La in Nepal

Join Danilo, an IFMGA mountain guide, through this 16-day trek through Nepal's famed Khumbu region. You will have incredible vistas of the tallest mountains in the world when you summit Gokyo Ri (5483 m), with many opportunities to experience the local Nepalese culture. A can't miss experience!

Mountain RangeHimalaya
Duration16 days
Offer periodOct, Nov
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Explore the incredible country of Nepal during this 16-day trek, which will combine the breathtaking landscape of the tallest mountains on the planet with the unique sights and sounds of the country’s Buddhist culture.  Let me guide you through this classic Himalayan trekking route!

This 16-day trek through the Khumbu region of the Nepalese Himalaya will take you through Buddhist Sherpa villages, over an old Tibetan caravan route, and through some of the most impressive landscape on the planet earth, with numerous 8,000 m peaks, including Mt. Everest, dotting the landscape.  During this program, you will summit Gokyo Ri (5483 m), visit Cho Oyo Base camp (5200 m), and cross Renjo Pass (5345 m).  As well as being a few of the trip’s highlights, they are also the highest points in terms of altitude.

While long, this program is not considered technical, therefore mountaineering or climbing experience is not required.  Participants should have a reasonable level of fitness, however: we recommend that you are an active hiker or runner who can run at least 5-10 km (about 4-5 hours of hiking) and can cover 600-800 vertical meters with an 8-10 kg pack.

This program starts and ends in Kathmandu, with nightly stops at guesthouses along the route.   You will be responsible for your food during the duration of the trek, which we estimate at around USD $8-12 per day.  A day-by-day itinerary is included below.

Reserve now for an unforgettable 16-day adventure through one of the most iconic trekking spots in the world – Nepal!  You will be awed by the enormous 8000 m peaks you encounter along the way, and I promise it will be an experience you will not soon forget.  

Accommodation

We will stay at a hotel in Kathmandu and guest houses along the route.

Meeting point

We will meet you at the Kathmandu Airport upon your international arrival.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

You will arrive at the airport in Kathmandu, where a guide will great you and assist you to the hotel.

Day 2: Phakding

You will fly from Kathmandu to the town of Lukla (2804 m).  From there, you will trek to Phakding (2610 m), where you will spend the night at a guest house.

Day 3: Namche Bazar

Today you trek to the town of Namche Bazar (3535 m), where you spend the night in a guest house.

Day 4: Namche Bazar

Today we spend the day exploring the area around Namche Bazar, to assist in our acclimatization.  A highlight is hiking to the Syanboche Airport for sunset or sunrise, where we will have an incredible view of the region’s peaks.

Day 5: Phorste Drengka

We will trek to Phorste Drengka (3675 m), where we will spend the night in a guest house.

Day 6: Machherma

We will trek to Machherma (4470 m), where we will spend the night in a guest house.

Day 7: Gokyo

We will trek to Gokyo (4790 m), where we will spend the night in a guest house.

Day 8: Gokyo

Today, we complete our summit of Gokyo Ri (5483 m).  We wake up early for the ascent.  At the top, we will have an incredible view of all the 8,000 m peaks of the region, including Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyo, Nuptse, and Makalu.  We descend and return to the guest house for the night.

Day 9: Lungden

From Gokyo, we cross the Renjo La and finish  at Lungden, where we spend the night in the guest house.

Day 10: Namche

We will trek to Thame and then Namche, where we will spend the night in a guest house.

Day 11: Lukla

We will trek back to Lukla, where we will spend the night in a guest house.

Day 12: Kathmandu

We fly from Lukla back to Kathmandu, where we spend the night in a hotel.

Day 13 to 15: Kathmandu

Leisure time in Kathmandu.  We have also built these days in case of any delays due to bad weather.

Day 16: Departure

Transfer to Kathmandu airport for your international departure.


About the guide

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I am a Slovenian IFMGA mountain guide with the ZGVS.
It was when I was 12 years old that I first climbed a mountain myself and by the age of 15 I had started rock climbing.
Since then, my ascents count up to around 1000, starting from Mont Blanc in the seventies and Triglav north face to Cho Oyu, and all over South America including 18 of the 6000m+ peaks including a first ascent on south face of Aconcagua.

I have climbed and travelled all over the world, Shivlinga, K2, Mt Everest, Manaslu, Shishi Panama, El Cap and sport climbing in Kalymnos and Cuba.

Skiing powder in great conditions and rock climbing under the sun are my motto!

Contact me if you'd like to have fun safely in the mountains with me! If I am unavailable then my trusted friend guides, Franc and Milan, can take care of you!


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Prices per person

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EUR 2052 each

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Price details

• Standard: 1990 euro per client. Premium: 2990 euro per client. Price includes: guiding services. Standard clients have a ratio of 10 clients per guide, while Premium clients have 6 clients per guide. Not included in either package: meals or food, extra beverages, airfare, Nepalese visa


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