Accommodation in the trip
Our package is including 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu. It is 3 star category hotels with breakfast and twin sharing. Accommodation in entire trekking is in local tea houses (Local guest house) on twin sharing. You will get rooms with inside toilet in Lukla, Phakding and in Namche. Rest of the overnights are room without toilet inside. All the tea houses are providing common toilets outside your room. Gokyo trekking region may have over flow of trekkers in peak season, in that situation, you may share common room with other trekkers. It may happen in Lungdhen, and in Gokyo.
Foods in the trip
Kathmandu has choices of restaurants to choose for your Lunch and Dinner. Breakfast is including in the package that is provided by same hotel you are staying. During your trekking, same tea houses you are going to stay provide you breakfast and Dinner. Lunch is on the way at suitable place. All the foods during trekking is including in the packages. Hotel and restaurants provide you international standard foods in entire trekking route of Renjola Pass and Gokyo Lake Trekking. It is suggest choosing vegetarian foods. Meats are not fresh in the region since it should carried from out the of the region.
Guide and Porter during Gokyo Lake Trek
Your guide to the Trekking is from Kathmandu. He is the one who will be our regular guide more responsible, friendly, and helpful English speaking. You will meet him in Kathmandu before starting your trek. Porters are from Lukla airport. Usually there will be 1 porter for every two trekkers. He is able to carry total 20 kilogram from you. Both guide and porters are fully equipped, insured and package including their foods, accommodation on the way. Trekking guides are those who can communicate with you and local peoples and having enough knowledge of local places, peoples, their cultures, know the trekking route and having knowledge of high altitude sickness.
Drinking Water during Trekking
Drinking water is extra cost from package. During the trek it is available bottled mineral water, boiled water fill in your own bottle from every tea houses or can use even normal water from Tap. Bottled mineral water is available in every guest houses, shops in entire Trekking. As you hike high altitude, cost of bottled mineral water and boil filtered water increase. Water from local taps can be also used as drinking water by purification with purification tablet and filter it yourself. Most of the trekkers are drinking bottled mineral water and boiled filtered water. Trekkers are using local tap water rarely.
Equipment list for Gykio Lake and Renjo-La Trek
You do not need to bring whole equipments from your home country. Good trekking equipments with reasonable cost are available in Kathmandu. We can suggest you to buy those after we check it in hotel before starting of trekking. Representative from Nepal Highland Treks or your guide can provide you good suggestion. Our itinerary has enough time to be prepared with your proper equipment.
Round cap to protect from sun during sunny day
Warm head cover cap
Muff to cover mouth from heavy wind and cold
2 pairs warm inner thermal and inner trouser
1 pair warm outer trouser
1 pair warm wind proof warm outer trouser
One pair light and warm jacket or sweeter
One pair down jacket
One pair wind proof jacket
2 pairs light shocks
2 pair warm shocks
1 pair light shoe or sandal
1 pair warm water proof trekking shoes
2 pairs light trouser or half paint for walking during day and hot temperature
3 to 4 pairs of light t-shirt
Rain coat (cover body and backpack)
20 litter polar bag for trekking, carrying yourself (Trekking bag pack)
Duffel bag or big polar bag to hand over with your goods to our Porter *
Down Sleeping bag with its Inner * (* = Nepal Highland Treks provide in returnable based)
Head lamp with enough battery
Camera and its battery
Phone and charger
Hand wash lotion
Thoth brush add paste
Washing shop and bath shampoo
Quick dry towel
First Aid Kit Medicines
In every trekking package, our guide will carry first aid kit box containing medicines of anti altitude, anti Diarrhea, pain relief, Antibiotic, anti cold, anti vomiting, anti headache, fever, bandages, handplast and anti septic lotion . If you are taking any regular medicine that is compulsory to bring yourself.
Some Dos and Dont’s during Gokyo Trekking
Trekking route of Everest Base Camp is unspoiled and exotic land which is sensitive. Treat the land and local peoples with care and respect. Try your best to keep environment clean and show appreciation for culture and traditional religious beliefs.
Make Everest Gokyo litter free: Do not through any litter; put it in dustbin fixed by national park or in local tea houses. Sanitary napkins and tampons should be wrapped properly and through it right place. Take batteries back to your home country for safe disposal or reuse.
Respect local cultures, custom and peoples: Route of Everest Gokyo Lake is combination of different cultural ethnic group of local peoples. Their culture, customs, living style and any function is typical and it is important for them. So respect all these while you are there. You can involve respectfully in those function.
Take your guide with you in every hiking and climbing: our guide will be always with your while trekking every days. You are trekking and hiking in remote areas with maximum altitude. Few days in the itinerary are as acclimatization day and hiking around for recovering stamina. Take your guide with you in all these activities. It is Himalaya and do not be more exited, take advice from guide to take any decision.
Do not through foods after order: Foods are all carried by helicopter or flight from Kathmandu. It takes a week time to reach all the foods in base camp site. It is not with any other transportation but carried by peoples or donkey. It is important that you order only sufficient food which you can finish. Do not waste any foods in the region. Meet items are not fresh in Everest Gokyo Region. The land is out of scarifies any animals, and meets are all carried from out of region. This is the reason meets are not fresh.
How to get Nepal Visa and its cost?
Visa for Nepal is available on your arrival. 15 days Nepali visa is enough for your as your trip is only for 14 days including arrival departure days. USD 30 is the visa cost of 15 days. If you want to spend more than 15 days time, it is better to take a month visa which cost USD 50 per person. You only need your original passport and cash (any currency).
Package cost is based on 2 pax. If you are single trekkers of more than 2 pax a group, change package cost. Itinerary can be customized as per interest. You also can add Everest Base Camp in the itinerary through another high pass Cho La.
If you want to add more activities in Nepal along with your trekking, ask us to arrange. We are also trip organizer of Bhutan and Tibet if you are including any trips to those countries.
Gokyo Lake and Renjo-La pass trekking for single trekker
Trekking to this region for single trekker can operate any date you want. As a single trekker, you are going to trek with only one staff who will be guide and porter too. But you have option to take separate guide and extra porter too. Cost mentioned in this page for single trekker is including only one staff. Single trekkers have more option to customize the plan on the way. Trip will be as per your current situation and your interest.
Acclimatization during Renjo-La pass and Gokyo Lake trekking
During this trek there is first day of acclimatization at Namche which is in the altitude of 3440 meteres. You will be hiking up to 3800 meters Everest view point Shyangboche and down to Namche for overnight. Next day hike again to Thame and overnight at 3800 meters altitude. After 3 overnights in this altitude, your body acclimatize well to pass Renjo-La (5360 meters) and overnight at Gokyo Lake (4780 meters). Another day stay at Gokyo Lake make you more resting time with the small hiking around.
Preparation of Gokyo Lake and Renjo La Pass Trekking
This is high altitude trekking of Everest region. You have to cross more than five thousand meteres altitude and sleep at more than four thousand meters. So that it require physically fit. Regular walking habit before to start this trek is much helpful. It is also better to involve in short or long hiking before Gokyo Lake trekking plan. Physically fitness is much important for this trek. It is also important to prepare good trekking equipment for this trek. Our profesional guide can check your trekking equipment before flying to Lukla and if there is anything lack, can suggest to buy or take it in the rent.