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
Day 01 : 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
Day 02 : 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
Day 03 : 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
Day 04 : 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
Day 05 : 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
Day 06: 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
Day 07 : 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
Day 08 : 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
Day 09 : 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
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
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
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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FAQs

Can I get Nepal visa on arrival or online?Can I get Nepal visa on arrival or online?

Yes, you can get on arrival tourist visa at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Most of people can obtain visa on entry to Nepal. There are some countries visa will needed to be organize prior to travelling. $25 for 15 days of visa from the date of issue, $40 for 30days and 100US$ for 90 days tourist visa. You need two photos.

You can apply online visa from 1st of March(http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/).

Does your company pick up from airport on arrival ? is that included pick up and drop?

Yes, our agency airport representative will pick you up from airport. We will be displaying our name card of Nepal Eco Adventure with your name on it. and when you finished you trip we will drop you to airport. Pick up and drop is complimentary from our company.

Also be aware that when you go out of the airport, some Nepali people might try to help you carry your bags, and ask you to give them tips for this service. So be careful and do not accept anyone to carry your bags, except from Nepal Eco Adventure staff.

When is the best time to visit Nepal?

Trekking at Nepal will be best during the seasons of spring and autumn. But according to the will of the trekkers, the trekking and visiting in Nepal can be managed. The trekking at the high altitude should be done during the summer time or September to November and March to May but the trekking at the low lands can be done at throughout the year.

How difficult is trekking in Nepal?

The trekking in Nepal is one of the most interesting things that the visitors in Nepal want to do. The trekking will take the visitors of Nepal to different parts of Nepal. Generally, trekking in Nepal will goes for about 5 to 7 hours per day in every trekking but the toughness of the trekking will differ from its grade. There are different types of trekking grading from the easy, medium, challenging and demanding. Normally in Trekking covers 3000 meters to 8848 meters which has categories in various stage of grade. Expedition is challenging but trekking is normal and easy.

How fit do need to be for trekking?

It depends on you; if you’re reasonably fit and enjoy walking then trekking is certainly for you. Choose the trekking route suites your fitness level. Obviously shorter treks are easier then longer ones, longer and bigger treks require a better standard of fitness. If you are in good physical condition then you do not require any hiking experience for short trekking. But if you are planning for the longer ones then you should try some longer day hikes.

How long will be the trekking?

The trekking at the different parts of Nepal will be different according to the distance of the trekking destinations. Generally, there are different places where one can go for trekking and the duration of the trekking will generally goes for about 1 to 4 weeks. But the trekking at the different places like in city tours will be short but the trekking towards the base camp of the high hills will be generally long.

What is teahouse and camping trekking in Nepal?

In Nepal, generally we can do two types of trekking. In the teahouses trekking, we will do the trekking by resting the night at the lodges or the teahouses at different places of the trekking trails. The teahouses trekking at Nepal will be comfortable than the camping trekking because the trekkers should not have to take any tensions regarding the accommodation and foods. But besides the teahouses trekking, camping trekking in Nepal is also equally popular. The camping trekking will be based on the trekking where the night will be resting at the camps, where we will set up our camps at the different parts of the trekking trails for our convenience. We will have our meals at the camps and will rest the night at camps. As compared to the lodging trekking, camping trekking is a bit difficult.

What types of food will be served during the trekking?

While trekking in Nepal, meals are prepared in tea houses, good standards of hygiene, fruit and vegetable soaked in iodine water before cooked. The food along the trail will be simple and a mix of local and international cuisine. If the trekking is camping trekking, then the trekkers will mainly be served with the local foods of Nepal and as well as continental and western foods. Due to the lack of electricity and refrigerators along our trekking route you will eat a largely vegetarian diet. In Kathmandu you will find meals in good quality tourist restaurants. Most of lodges serve boiled and filter water which is safe. It is also possible to buy the bottle of mineral water in the trek.

Does your company organize domestic flights,HOTEL BOOKING and other services?

Yes. Since we are Nepal based company we refer to arrange your international flights from your home. But domestic flight ticket, Kathmandu city tour, and you accommodation will be included in our package. If you like to organize individually river rafting, sightseeing tour, mountain flight, jungle safari can be organized according to your interest.

Do I really need trekking guide?

While visiting to Nepal, trekking guides is almost mandatory to trekking in Nepal for everyone. When you hired one your trip will lot more informative and memorable. You get lots of knowledge about country. But if the trekkers is well experienced and have visited at different places of Nepal many times then s/he may not need the trekking guides. But trekking guide can play big role to make your trekking They will provide information about the trekking destination along with its surroundings. Similarly, if any problems will arise during the trekking, then the guides will solve it easily and it will be rather difficult for the trekkers themselves to solve them.

Is trekking and travel safe in Nepal?

Yes Nepal is safe to Travel. Safety during the trekking or travel in Nepal is one of the prime concerns that every trekker or traveler want to know. In the past, Nepal has experienced political unrest, however since November of 2006, the signed Nepal Peace Agreement, between the Government of Nepal and the Nepal Communist Party (Maoists) has brought this unrest to a close. but now there is the situation of peace and tranquility in the field of trekking as well as in whole Nepal.

Besides, the trekking stakeholders in Nepal are also forwarding several steps for the safety of the trekkers. Now after election democratic parties will lead the government and rule the nation that’s why the huge possibility has seen in safety. Yes. . There are pick pockets here, as you find in other countries so keep your belongings safe at all times. You need to take usual precautions as you would traveling anywhere in the world.

Do I need insurance for travel and trek in Nepal? Can I get it there?

You should buy medical and mountain evacuation insurance for trekking up to 5500m. General travel and medical insurance for traveling in Nepal. We suggest you to buy insurance policy in your country as we don´t have mountain rescue insurance over here in Nepal. Check with your home country travel insurance company which covers the rescue helicopter from the mountain up to 5500m.

Is there any telephone/internet facilities, when we are on the mountain?

In the way in most villages along the popular trekking routes you can find telephone for international call. Popular trekking area like Annapurna, Everest and Langtang area there good coverage of cell phones. and there internet cafe some lodges have wifi service.

What do I need to carry on trek?

A porter will carry your luggage and that belonging to your room-mate. Your clothing and sleeping bag must be placed in plastic bags inside your rucksack which must not weigh more than 25 pounds (12 kg) in total. You will be able to leave clothes and other baggage at our hotel in Kathmandu while away on trek.

Each trekker will carry a small day-sack, fleece jacket, water proofs, warm hat, sunhat, sun-cream, water bottle (or camel back system), first aid kit and water purification kit.

What in case of altitude sickness?

Altitude sickness is one of the major problems while you will trek high altitudes trekking destination of Nepal. But there are certain measures that can be applied while trekking at the high altitudes which help the trekkers to avoid the altitude sickness. Besides, if it will affects to any trekkers then there are several provisions for the first aid and other medicines to recover. If the condition of the trekkers gets worst, then he will immediately transfer to the nearby hospitals.

What happens if there is an emergency?

Our guides are trained with first aid and have basic knowledge about the physical problems that may arise during trekking. If an emergency occur then we will cover initial expenses of rescue operation as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. For minor cases there are health posts established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel.

You can bring power bars, cereal bars and similar high energy foods, powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.

Do I need to bring First Aid Kit?

Our Guides carry a comprehensive medical kit. But you should bring your own personal kit and carry it with you when on the trek. It should contain antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, headache pills, diarrhoea treatment, re-hydration salts eg Dioralite, Lemsip, plasters and Compede for blisters.

What currency should I bring to Nepal?

We advise you to bring US dollars /British pounds/Euros to pay for your visa, trip cost and other expenses. most major currencies are usually accepted also. It is always better to travel with US dollars.

Does Nepal has good quality banking facilities?

Nepal has reasonable banking facilities having branches of some international local commercial banks Almost all foreign currency along with credit card such as Visa and Master card are broadly accepted. ATM is widely available in Kathmandu and pokhara. There are some ATM in bigger town on treks. when you go remote area idea to carry enough cash. some trekking area has bank and ATM, they might not be reliable.

What are the main Nepali customs to know about?

Take off your shoes before entering a temple or a house
Ask for permission before entering Hindu temples
Most of the time, it will be forbbiden to take photographs inside temples

What about time and phone code in Nepal ?

Nepali time is GMT/UTC + 5H45
The Country Code is 977

Do we need to get vaccinated to visit Nepal?

You do not need any specific vaccine to come to Nepal. It is however recommended to check if your mandatory vaccines are up to date and talk to your doctor before travelling.

How early should I book my trip?

We recommend you to book your trip in few month advance. Even you arrive and want to organize your trip we accommodate Last MINUTE BOOKINGS. However, for Trekking like Everest region we need to reserved the flight so we highly recommend earliest is best for us.

What are your payment terms?

You need to pay 20% of total price as advance deposit to confirm reservation before arriving to Nepal and remaining balance of the payment shall be paid when you arrive to Kathmandu.

What essential documents/items do I need to bring with me?

You must bring a valid passport (must be valid for up to 6 months, keep an extra photocopy just in case), a copy of your travel insurance, cash, flight tickets, emergency contact numbers of insurance and family members and any medications.

How much extra spending money should I bring?

This depends on the destination you will travel or trek. There is something you spend your money on throughout the trek other than the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, Hot shower on the trek, Tipping and shop round on the trek. On the other hand Kathmandu is a shopper’s paradise.. Frequently purchased items include hand-woven Tibetan carpets, hand knit woollen goods, hats, outdoor clothing and equipment, cashmere clothing, shawls, pashminas, Buddhist memorabilia, carved masks, puppets, wood carvings and jewellery etc. we suggest you to bring $200-$350 US dollar. You can only buy Nepalese Rupees in Nepal. There are ATM’s in Kathmandu where you can withdraw Nepalese Rupees Credit cards can be used to purchase expensive items but there will be an additional charge for this service.

Are Nepal Eco Adventure guides/porters insured?

Yes our company trekking staff including guides, porters, cooks, Sherpas all of them are insured. we have bought insurance for all our staff from Neco Insurance. Their insurance cover up to $5000 USD.

How much should I tip to my guide and porter?

Tips do not form any part of thewages of guides,porters and other trekking crews. but they are expected by the porters, guide, Sherpa and cook. it is a nice way of saying thank-you to someone who will play a large part in your trekking experience and who will prove invaluable to you on this trip. Our porters and guides will be paid more than working for other big tour and trek companies. we suggest to tip 10-20% of total trip cost. This amount must be given in Nepalese rupee. The porters live in small hill villages several days walking from the nearest bank or money changer. I will suggest you to be generous about tipping job they have done for you.

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Gokyo-Renjo-La Pass Trek

Trip Facts

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

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