Gokyo-Renjo-La Pass Trek
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Overview

Gokyo Renjo-La Pass Trekking is your escape from the mainstream trekking trail to go to Everest Base Camp. With its own beguiling features on its way, away from the crowd, this trekking experience will give you an exclusive experience in your journey to the Everest Base Camp. Nepal’s Eco Adventure’s Gokyo Valley Trek along with Thame Valley via Renjo-la pass lets you view the pleasing snowy mountains, Himalayan mountainous landscapes, Terraces, Valleys, Lakes, matchless culture and tradition of the Everest region.

Khumbu region is home to the mighty Mahalangur Himalayan range which encompasses 4 tallest mountains of the world, differentiated by different valleys.

Gokyo Valley is renowned for its remarkable 5 lakes. Delightful turquoise lakes guarded my silver mounts is a sight you need to see to believe. Gokyo Valley and Renjo-La pass trek offer the most enigmatic view of the world’s tallest mountains, Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8585m), Cho-Oyu (8201m) and other outstanding mountains as AmaDablam, Kongde, Thame Peak, Thamserku, and Khagtega. Ngozomba Glacier, the largest glacier of Himalayas is one of the major attraction of Gokyo Valley, which can be seen all the way from Cho Oyu peak to Dole. Gokyo Ri peak (5357m) is another enticing attraction of this trek. This is the best lookout for Mt. Everest from where we can be able to rejoice 360-degree panoramic view of the Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Pumori, Lingtren, Chola Peak, Machherma Peak, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru etc.

The Sherpa’s are the aboriginal people of the Himalayas, who have adopted to the harsh conditions of the alpines successfully. Eco-friendly tourism concept has developed in Sagarmatha National Park, lately, which has resulted in the reduction of waste left by the trekkers in the region. A unique blend of Nepalese Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism can be seen in the lifestyle, tradition of the highly religious Sherpas. We will be able to see monasteries, chhortes, praying flags and scribbles that have centuries soaked in them.

Nepal Eco Adventure’s Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trekking tour package begins with a scenic 30 minute flight to Lukla. We will hike all the way through Namche, Dole, Gokyo, Gokyo Ri, Renjo-La Pass, Lungden, and Thame Village. The tallest points of the trip are Gokyo Ri (5357m) and Renjo-La Pass (5345m) from the sea level. Due to the high degree of variation in elevation, you’ll be able to witness different types of lustrous vegetation. Rare species such as Musk Deer, Wild mountain goat, Lophophorus, Snow leopard, Pheasants, Mountain Hawk, Snow duck can be seen on your way up. Mystic Yeti is believed to reside around Khumbu region. So, watch out!

12 days Gokyo Valley – Renjo-La Pass trek with Nepal Eco Adventure is also incorporated with Three High Passes Trekking and attachable with other packages in Everest region. So pack your bags, and get ready for a journey to the youngest mountains in the world!

Itinerary

Day 1
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla & Trek to Phakding (2610m)

We’ll board a flight to Lukla (2810m), from TIA. You will be able to rejoice the sight of splendid hills, rivers and mountains during the 30 minutes long flight. On reaching Lukla airport, you’ll be introduced to your porter, and served a wholesome breakfast. After that, we will head north to Phakding (2620m). It is an easy 3 hour hike through the Dudhkoshi valley. We will head north from the airstrip to Chheplung (2700m) and cross the crystal clear Thadokoshi on a locally built suspension bridge. Past the bridge, you can witness Kusam Kanggru (6367m), which is one of the toughest mountains to conquer. Away from the ThadoKoshi, the trail continues towards the Ghat (2590m) and we will cross a ridge marked with painted Mani stones. We will carry on our mount to reach the beautiful tribal village of Phakding where you will stay overnight.

Day 2
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3445m)

On our second day of trek, we will head to Namche bazaar, celebrated village of Khumbu region. On our way to Namche, we will cross the winding Dudhkoshi River 5 times on thrilling suspension bridges, covered with colorful Buddhist prayer flags. Then,

we will continue your climb, which will bring you to Jorsale. From there, it’s a two and a half hour ascent to Namche, with two major viewpoints on your way. If you’re lucky, on a clear day, you can relish the hypnotic view of Everest. At Jorsale, you will enter Sagarmatha National park (UNESCO World Heritage Site) where you’ll be required to verify your permits. After 5-6 hours of tough hiking, we’ll reach Namche Bazaar, chief economic hub of the region, also, gateway to Everest.

Day 3
Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar

Adaptation to harsh geography and high altitude is vital before further continuing the ascent to avoid altitude sickness and other unwelcome illness. You’ll be taken for a one day hike through the beautiful villages of Khunde and Khumjung. After getting back at Everest view hotel, you can go to look at the giant skull of so called mystical creature “Yeti”, in a monastery in the region. You can also savor at a bakery at world’s highest altitude. On a fairly clear day, you can view breathtaking view of peaks such as Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam among others. The view of mountains from Everest View Hotel, is also commendable. After a nourishing breakfast at hotel, we will endeavor an hour long climb to the Syangboche airstrip (3790m), from where we will steadily ascend towards Khundu. On your way up, you can see century’s old Chorten (stone Buddhist monuments). From there, we will move eastwards to Khumjung, the largest settlement in whole Khumbu region, at the lap of holy peak of Khumbila. After savoring lunch at Khumjung, we will trail a slow climb to Everest View Hotel, from where you can again enjoy the view of Himalayas.The descend to Namche (3540m) is approximately 4/5 hours walk.

Day 4
Trek to Dole (4150m)

Now the trek enters above 4000m. A little climb to the ridge top out of Namche will grant us a glorious view of Everest and Lhotse. From there, we will continue the mainstream trail for some time. All through the trail, you can witness vendors selling Tibetan handwork. You will be able to experience the unique cretinism of Nepalese and Tibetan Buddhism. After we arrive at the crossroad, which lies considerably high all above the Dudh Koshi, the trail is divided. The upward trail, which we will follow stretches to Mon La Pass. The downhill trail leads to Everest base camp. We will now follow the pass to reach Phortse. At Phortse, we will roam and see the cultures at old monasteries, which have centuries soaked in them. We might also visit the local powerhouse, or even trek to luri peak. We will now trail steeply to rhododendron jungles, and, from there to settlements of Tonga and Gyele (3,960m). After that, we arrive at Dole. From here, we can have a spectacular view of Khumbila and Tawache (6,542m). We will explore around Dole, and stay overnight.

Day 5
Trek to Machhermo (4470m)

Trek begins with a steady climb along the valley. The air is now thinner, comparatively. The juniper forests now dominate the woods. As we go up, we can see beautiful summer settlements and grazing land throughout. The sight of tall silver mountains will be a treat, no wonder. Superb views of Cho Oyu, its neighboring peaks Kantega and Thamserku will feast our eyes. By noon, we will have arrived at Machermo (4,410m). We will spend the rest of the day exploring Machermo (4,410m) and spend the night there.

Day 6
Trek to Gokyo (4750m), after Lunch hike to Fifth lake and back to Gokyo

After breakfast, we will continue the trail over the ridge for more exotic views. Majestic Cho Oyu stands tall, right in front of us. Below is the gorgeous view of Khantega gorge, innate. Beyond the edge, the valley extends as trail goes side by side to Pangram at 4,390m. We descent down to the riverside, before we climb up to the fetal glacial deposit of the Ngozumpa glacier. Now, after a slightly higher ascent, we arrive at Gokyo, for a night stay.After the Lunche We will also visit and relish the sight of magnetic Fifth Lake and take pictures. Overnight stay in Gokyo Village.

Day 7
Early morning hike to Gokyo Ri 5360m for sunrise

Early in the morning, we will conquer 5463m high Gokyo Ri from where we can view outstanding Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu among others. We will hike to Fifth Lake from where the view of peaks is even better. We will then descent to Gokyo and spend the another night at Gokyo.

Day 8
Cross the Renjo La pass & trek down to Lungden (4350m)

We gently go uphill over the lush grassy area. The slope progressively becomes steeper and we head for the top. The trek is quite complex as it is very steep. From the top, we can view stunning panorama of Rolwaling, Tengi Ragi Tau Mountains and small Rermo Pokhari Lake to the west and Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Gyachung Kang and Gokyo lakes to the east. Through DudhPokhari lakes, we trek downhill through the beautiful meadow towards the Bhote Koshi Valley to continue beside the river. Luckily, we will come across yak caravans coming from Tibet heading towards Lungdeng. We will spend the night at Lungdeng.

Day 9
Trek down to Thame (3850m) and visit Thame Monastery

We will hike to Thame. Situated at 3800m, we will also visit the historic Thame monastery and experience spiritual Buddhist practices. We can also witness the lovely culture of Sherpa people at Thame. We will spend the night here and enjoy the much needed rest for our downhill trek to Namche flowing day.

Day 10
Trek down to Namche (3440m)

We will continue our trek down the Sherpa villages of Thame, leaving the mountains in the backdrop. We will walk down to the village of Namche bazaar, epitome of Sherpa culture. We will stay the night at a guest house in Namche.

Day 11
Trek down to Lukla

It is around a 7 hours long walk downhill from Namche to Lukla. On this day, our time at exotic Sagarmatha National Park will come to an end. Following day, we will board a plane to capital. You will bid goodbye to this trek with a memorable walk down to Lukla.

Day 12
Fly back to Kathmandu

Early morning, we will catch a plane from Lukla to Kathmandu. Don’t forget to pick a seat on the right side, to see the insatiable mountains again. On reaching Kathmandu, you will be escorted back to your hotel.

Cost Include(s)

  • Three meals a day during the trek
  • Fresh fruit every night after dinner.
  • Trekking lodge (Tea House) accommodation during the trek
  • All necessary paper works Sagarmatha National park entry permit & (TIMS) permit
  • Round trip flight fare ( Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu) with airport pickup and drop by car, domestic airport Tax.
  • English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance
  • A strong, helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people)
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit)
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel insurance company)
  • Free rental of Sleeping bags, Down Jacket,Duffel bag and Walking Poles
  • Nepal Eco Adventure T-shirt and cap
  • Government taxes, service charge and official expenses
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness symptoms)
  • Assistant guide group size above 6+ person

Cost Exclude(s)

  • Aiport pick-up and drop
  • Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu
  • Nepal entry visa fee (easily issued on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport for $25 USD – 15 days)
  • Your Travel and Medical Insurance
  • International Airfare
  • Your Personal Expenses
  • Drinks (except water refills and tea/coffee during breakfast), desserts and snacks
  • Hot shower, battery charging and use of wifi on the tea houses
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (tipping is expected)
  • Excess baggage more than 15kg for Lukla flight

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  • 12 days Gokyo-Renjo-La Pass Trek
  • Moderate
  • Minimum 01 person
  • March-May and September-December
  • 5360m
  • Plane

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