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Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek – Nepal Everest Trekking
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Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek

Adventure in Everest

Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek

US$1300

per person

With the major advantage of getting to ascend the Gokyo Peak (5480m), theRenjo La Pass Gokyo Trek is a suitable trek for the adventurous trekkers with limited time to explore the beauty of Nepal. The Khumbu region trek is nevertheless enchanting but the Renjo La Pass Gokyo Trek introduces the privileges of the Everest region in its own way.

Overview

From the tranquil Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek to the charismatic snow-covered peaks; this trek has a lot to provide in its short timing. As any other Everest region trek, the journey starts from a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and the route from there depends on your choice. The friendly Sherpa and their hospitable service make the strenuous walk easier along the way, which can be a proper chance to learn Sherpa culture as well. Through the valley of Dudh Koshi, the trek follows a path to the valley known as the capital of the Sherpas, Namche Bazaar, also known as a junction for every trekker as it has fabulous eating, seeing, and shopping places.

The ideal viewpoint of the Everest region, Gokyo Ri (5330m/17487 feet)  falls on the way of the Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek before introducing you to the top peaks of the world; Makalu (8463m), Cho Oyo (8201m), Lhotse (85), Gyachung Kang (7922m) and so on. Also, the view of the highest peak, Mt Everest (8848m), is the one that truly provides a Himalayan experience. The trek goes through Gokyo Valley or Lumdeng to the Renjo-La top, providing an incredible view of the peaks. The Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek lets the trekkers enjoy places like the Ngozumpa Glacier, Rome Pokhari, historical and cultural Thame Valley, etc.

Reaching a maximum altitude of 5360m, the Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek is best done around March or September when the atmosphere is clear enough for you to take in every bit of pleasure provided there.

Brief Itinerary of Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu International airport and transfer to hotel
Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (around 40 minutes) and Trek to Phakding
Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar
Day 04: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization
Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole
Day 06: Trek from Dole to Machhermo
Day 07: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo
Day 08: Rest day at Gokyo and Climb Gokyo Ri
Day 09: Cross the Renjo La pass & trek down to Lungden (4350m)
Day 10: Trek down to Thame (3850m) and visit Thame Monastery
Day 11: Trek down to Namche (3440m)
Day 12: Trek down to Lukla
Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 14: Transfer to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure

15 Days
5483 Meter+ Max. Altitude
  • Departure
    Kathmandu
  • Difficulty Level
    Tough
  • What to Bring
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  • Include
1

Arrive at Kathmandu International airport and transfer to hotel

Once you land in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), our airport representatives will kindly receive you and take you to your hotel, in a private car or a high-end tourist bus. After checking in, you can either explore this vibrant and exciting city on your own, or, take a cozy rest at your hotel.
2

Full day Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

Your sightseeing of this ancient city begins at around 8:30 am, after breakfast. A specialized tour guide and a comfy private vehicle will be available for your assistance. First we will visit the biggest Hindu temple of Nepal, Pashupati Nath, which predates to Lichhavi period. Then, to Boudha Nath, and Swayambhu Nath, shrines of lord Buddha, uniquely built in Stupa style architecture. The evening will be spent at Kathmandu Durbar Square, testimonial of middle age architecture.
3

Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (around 40 minutes) and Trek to Phakding

On third day, 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.
4

Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar

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.
5

Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization

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.
6

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole

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.
7

Trek from Dole to Machhermo

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.
8

Trek from Machhermo 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.
9

Rest day at Gokyo and Climb Gokyo Ri

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.
10

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.
11

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

On eleventh day, 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.
12

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.
13

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.
14

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.
15

Transfer to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure

The day has come to leave this remarkable country. Our representatives will transfer you to the airport from where you’ll board a flight to your next destination. Bid farewell to this country of Himalayas with plans to visit next time. Because, once is never enough!

Cost Includes:

  • Pick up and drop from International and Domestic Airport during this package with one official representative
  • Private tourist vehicles will be available as per itinerary
  • Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flight ticket
  • 3 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu at three-star hotel on twin sharing basis
  • All accommodation in best available lodges/tea houses/tent during trekking
  • Three times meal (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with tea/hot water/coffee) during trekking
  • Welcome or Farewell dinner (one time during Nepal trip)
  • An experienced and well trained English Speaking Guide and Porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Salary, Insurance, whole accommodation of trekking crew member
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • All entrance fees during trekking and sightseeing
  • Achievement Certificate, T-shirt, First Aid Kit, Trekking Map and seasonal fruits
  • All necessary paperwork, TIMS, Entrance fees, and applicable all permits
  • Departure information, visa extension procedure and international flight reconfirmation
  • Company service charge and all applicable government tax
  Cost doesn’t include:
  • Visa Fee, International Airfare and all other cost incurred before arrival in Nepal
  • Traveller’s Travel Insurance (Must cover Accidental, Medical and Search and Rescue)
  • Hotel accommodation, Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu because of an early arrival in Nepal or late departure from Nepal, early return from the mountain because of any reason than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Lunch and Dinner except Welcome or Farewell dinner provided by company in Kathmandu
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks with all personal expenses
  • Tipping for guides, porters, and drivers (tipping is not mandatory but highly expected)
  • Any other unseen expenses which are not mentioned in cost includes part