Gokyo-Ranjo Pass Trek is one of the best among the Everest treks and the trek will take you to the less crowded area of Everest region however the trek is physically challenging as it includes climbing on Gokyo Ri (5,360m) and going over Ranjo La Pass (5,340m), therefore you need good level of fitness to participate and to complete the trek. While on the trek, you will be visiting several Sherpa villages and old Buddhist monasteries as well, which gives you very insight introduction of local cultures, traditions, and living life way, therefore the simplicity and hospitality of the Sherpa community are heartwarming. The views during the trekking period is awesome and wordless, especially view of Mt. Everest and its sister mountains from the top of Gokyo Ri and Ranjo Pass is speechless, moreover the panoramic views of the mountains (i.e. Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Makalu, Mt Cho Oyu, Mt Amadablam, Kasum Kanguru, Thamserku peak and Kwangde peak, etc.) from the distance, you can’t be described in words. The Gokyo Lake situated in the elevation of 4,790m is another attraction of the trek. Gokyo Lake has four other sister lakes in the surrounding area (Taujung Tsho, Thonak Tsho, Ngozumba Tsho, and Gyazumba Tsho), Tsho means lake in Sherpa/Tibetan language and all of these lakes will be frozen lake at least 3 months (Dec/Jan/Feb) of year.
This classical trek into the Everest region begins with a spectacular mountain flight to Lukla & continually trekking along the Dudh Kosi ("Milk River"). After crossing the Namche Bazar” Sherpa headquarters”, we will leave the main Everest trail and take the way to Everest view hotel and to another beautiful Sherpa village called Khumjung. After spending a night in Khumjung village, next day after breakfast we start the early morning as it will be slightly longer day walk to Dole (6 hours), where we enter into the Gokyo valley area, this area is less crowded than main Everest trail/area. Next day, we will gradually make our ascent to Machhermo (4,470m) where we do hiking and acclimatization to the hills before getting into the Gokyo Lake and climbing the Gokyo Peak (5,360m). After successfully climbing Gokyo Peak, we cross through the Ranjo La Pass (5,340m), which is one of the breathtaking panoramic viewpoints for the world highest mountains. And we will start to descent and trek to Thame, from where the world-class climbers come from. Then continue to Namche and Lukla, where our trek ends.
Day 1Arrival in KTM, Transfer to hotel, Briefing
Day 2Tour, Necessary preparation & packing
Day 3Fly to Lukla (2840m), Trek to Phakding (2610m), 3 hours
Day 4Trek to Namche (3440m), 5 hours
Day 5Trek to Khumjung (3840m), 3 hours
Day 6Trek to Dole (4200m), 5 hours
Day 7Trek to Machhermo (4470m), 4 hours
Day 8Day hikes and rest day (4470m)
Day 9Trek to Gokyo (4790m), 4 hours
Day 10Day trip to GokyoRi (5483m)
Day 11Cross over Renjo Pass (5340m) & trek to Lungden (4400m), 6 hours
Day 12Trek to Namche (3440m), 5 hours
Day 13Trek to Lukla (2840m), 6 hours
Day 14Fly to Kathmandu & Evening celebration meal
Day 15Free day, Emergency day for Lukla – KTM flight
Day 16Transfer to airport for onward flight or optional extension
This kind of trek is challenging but doesn’t really require previous trekking and mountaineering experiences and also doesn’t require any technical experience. But if you have any previous experiences would be really helpful. Your fitness is really important for this trek; therefore we strongly suggest preparing yourself in good physical condition. You need to be trained at least for about 3 to 5 months to prepare yourself as a strong candidate. You can go to the fitness center every morning for about 1.5 hours, do hiking every weekend with increasing weights on your pack, manage some time for cycling for a couple of hours for 2 or 3 times a week. However, at the high altitude, there might be little symptoms of altitude illness like mild headache, fatigue, etc. but take it as normal and just drink enough water (4 – 5 liters) every day. On this trek, you need to be able to hike 4 – 8 hours over hilly terrain up to 5,500m of altitude with a daypack.
If you have any previous experiences of similar grade trek would be helpful, but if you don’t have is also not really important matter of issue. This trek will introduce you about high altitude trekking in the Himalayas and also about the local cultures, traditions, and local people.
Even if you are around the age of 65 years, you can be a candidate for this trek.
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