Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek - 13 days Trekking

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Gokyo Renjo La pass trek is one of the most classy, engrossing and far-from-the-mainstream trail treks, which stuns its trekkers with its enchanting features, exclusive routes, and breathtaking aura. The trail to Gokyo Renjo La Pass gives you a fun-filled and complete experience of the Solukhumbu Himalayan Ranges with a fairly suitable and easy walk. The adventurous trek lets you view the pleasing scenery of the majestically beautiful Himalayan mountain landscapes, green valleys, terraces, splashing blue lake along with the remarkable tradition and culture of the local people. This short route enables trekkers who have limited time to discover the most famous glories of Nepal. It is literally one of the most stunning treks in the world.

Gokyo Renjo La pass with Gokyo valley trek begins with an unforgettable scenic flight over the lush green forests and beautifully flowing rivers taking us towards Lukla airport which has one of the narrowest runways in the world. After our arrival at the Lukla airport, we start our climb walking past the delightful Sherpa villages in Phakding, leading us through the Khumbu Valley also known as the Sherpa land, Namche Bazaar (3,440 m), which is guarded by the mighty mountains from all sides. Set amongst an awe-inspiring high mountain scenery, Namche Bazaar is the gateway to any Everest Region trek and is a trading hub in the Khumbu Region. The trail continues up to two different routes; Renjo La passes or an alternative itinerary. The journey becomes more exciting as the trail gradually ascends and passes through patches of birch and rhododendron forests, where the elusive musk deer and Himalayan Tahr can also be seen sometimes. Walking past through small yak grazing settlements, we reach the Gokyo valley where you feel overwhelmed by the beauty of the tranquil, sparkling, turquoise-colored Gokyo Lake.

Gokyo Ri (5480 m) is an enticing attraction and one of the main highlights on our journey to Gokyo Renjo La Pass. It is a small day hike that offers us the best lookout for Mt. Everest (8848 m), rejoicing a panoramic view of other Himalayan giants including Makalu (8481 m), Cho Oyu (8201 m) and Lhotse (8516 m) to name a few. The Renjo La pass trail is what they say an off the usual beaten track and trekkers usually don’t take this path. That is what makes it so unique and exciting. A splendid view of Gokyo Lake on one side, the Rermo Pokhari Lake on the other side and a myriad of snowy peaks in the background provide the most incredible views to witness to its trekkers. From here, the trail descends alongside the opposite side of the bank of the Dudh Koshi River which is also called the Milk River as the splashing waters among the rocks make the water seem white.

Gokyo Renjo La pass hiking holiday commences in Kathmandu, visiting the historical monuments and world heritage sites. Kathmandu Valley, the capital city of Nepal, has incredible ancient stories carved in every historical site and temple. A guided tour in Kathmandu on the second day gives you a chance to experience the Nepalese lifestyle, build you a taste for authentic Nepali spices and a chance to take back wonderful memories captured with your lens. Trekkers feel spiritually enlightened as they walk through the holiest temples and peaceful Buddhist Stupas. The colorful markets set up in these areas provide you with rare handicrafts that reflect the tradition and culture of Nepalese people. Early in the morning on the third day, you will be transferred to the domestic airport as you begin your Gokyo Renjo Lake pass trekking vacation.

Highlights

  • Enjoy awe-inspiring high mountain scenery and Khumbu valley, the Sherpa land
  • Hike to Gokyo Lake valley passing through patches of birch and rhododendron forest encountering elusive musk deer and Himalayan Tahr
  • Climb Gokyo Ri peak (5480m) to savor the incredible scenery, including breathtaking views of Everest (8848m), Makalu (8481m), Cho Oyu (8201m) and Lhotse (8516m).
  • Enjoy the great view of the Gokyo Lake on one side, the Rermo Pokhari Lake on the other side and a myriad of snowy peaks in the background 
  • Visit the legendary Sherpa villages, holiest Buddhist stupas, and colorful local markets
  • Explore the breathtaking Renjo La pass and glory of Mount Everest. 
     

Outline Itinerary

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Day 1:Arrival in Kathmandu Airport (1,350m):

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport you will be greet by one of our guides and transfer to hotel. Rest of the time will be on your own. In the evening, one of our team leaders will come to meet you and take you to a typical Nepali restaurant to enjoy the delicious dinner with short briefing about your great trek to Gokyo valley. Overnight at hotel.  

  • Accommodation:Teahouse/guest house
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350m

Breakfast at hotel, your tour guide is standing in the lobby, he will give you a short brief about today’s trip and start exploring the historical monuments and world heritage sites including Kathmandu Durbar square, Monkey temple, Buddhanath stupa, and the holy Hindu temple Pasupatinath. Overnight at hotel. 

  • Accommodation:Teahouse/guest house
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350m

Fly to Lukla, the trail descends, gradually passing above the large village of Chaunrikharaka (2680m) and on through small villages, fields and forests following a wide well constructed path. After Kusum Drargka, a large stream, the trail crosses the Dudh Kosi river at Phakding. Overnight at guest house.

  • Accommodation:Teahouse/guest house
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Lukla to Phakding
  • Maximum Altitude:2,860m.,2,640m

From Phakding the trail follows the western bank of Dudh Kosi passing through forests of Blue Pine until it reaches the village of Benkar(2,700m). From here the trail crosses to the eastern bank of the Dudh Kosi, and climbs gently to the village of Chumoa. Between here and the next village of Monjo (2,800m) the trail drops steeply to cross Monjo Khola. From Monjo the trail crosses a small rock saddle and then descends abruptly to re-cross the Dudh Kosi at Jorsale (2,804m). Beyond Jorsale the trail undulates up until the confluence with Bhote Kosi is reached. From here the Khumbu region begins. Above the bridge the trail zigzags up 300m of the steep spur between the two rivers through sparse forest. The next section of the trail climbs less steeply, traversing above the Bhote Kosi until Namche Bazaar is reached. Namcha Bazaar is a market town, where every Saturday morning traders from lower altitude sell goods to sherpas. Most of the trading is over by mid-day and the traders return to their villages. Overnight at guest house.

  • Accommodation:Teahouse/guest house
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Namche Bazaar
  • Maximum Altitude:3,445m

Known as the ‘Gateway to Everest’ we will spend today here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning air. A short trek to the museum celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people, as well as about flora & Fauna & its land, more importantly, from here you will get the proper glimpse of Everest and the surrounding mountains. And we hike up the Syanbuche airport, and Everest view hotel and sightseeing at the Khumjung village (3800m), which is the biggest settlement of Sherpa. Khumjung is one of the most beautiful villages in Everest area. It’s symmetrically laid out stone dwellings house the families of many of our Sherpas. Overnight at guest house.

  • Accommodation:Teahouse/guest house
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Namche Bazaar
  • Maximum Altitude:3,445m

After having breakfast, we start today’s most pleasant hike down to the river at Phunki Thanhka to lunch next to water driven prayer wheels. A steep but short climb takes us to the legendary Tengboche Monastery through forests of blue pine, fir and black juniper. Overnight at guest house.

  • Accommodation:Teahouse/guest house
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Tengboche
  • Maximum Altitude:3,860m

From Tengboche, trek down to Dhukosi river and the trail gradually ascent to Dole, which lies just above the tree-line. Overnight at guest house.

  • Accommodation:Teahouse/guest house
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Dole
  • Maximum Altitude:4,040m

Breakfast at guest house, today is a short day due to the need to maintain a safe rate of ascent. Gokyo appears to be within easy reach but a night at Macherma is essential. Overnight at guest house. 

  • Accommodation:Teahouse/guest house
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Macherma
  • Maximum Altitude:4,480m

Another short climb leads to the lunch spot in the Phanga Valley and then a steady afternoon's plod leads past the first of the Gokyo Lake to the camping area by the main lake. There are excellent views of Cho Oyu ahead, with Taweche and Cholatse dominating the opposite side of the valley. Overnight at guest house. 

  • Accommodation:Teahouse/guest house
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Gokyo Lake
  • Maximum Altitude:4,750m

Today day early in the morning we have steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri (5,480m) ample rewards to one attempts this trip. There are stunning views of the supper Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, such as giants as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu (8,481m), Cho-Oyu (8,153m) and Gychung Kang (7,922m) can be seen. Those who explore the glacier and Gokyo peak are rewarded. Overnight at guest house. 

  • Accommodation:Teahouse/guest house
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Gokyo Ri and back to Gokyo

After breakfast, we start our amazing day trekking over Renjo Pass and continue trek to Lundhen (4,380m). Overnight at guest house. 

  • Accommodation:Teahouse/guest house
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Renjo la pass then Lundhen
  • Maximum Altitude:5,350m.,4,380m

As soon as hot breakfast finish we continue our descent to Namche Bazaar, since we are heading all the way down to Namche Bazaar (which is a beautiful and heavily equipped town with the modern facilities), we have new energy in our body. Overnight at hotel or guest house in Namche Bazaar.

  • Accommodation:Teahouse/guest house
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Namche Bazaar
  • Maximum Altitude:3,445m

This is our final day of trekking which returns us to the town of Lukla, where the overnight stay gives you time to explore the town as well as reflect upon the mountains you have recently visited for one last time before heading back to Kathmandu. Overnight at guest house.

  • Accommodation:Teahouse/guest house
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Lukla
  • Maximum Altitude:2,860

After breakfast, we will walk about 5 minutes to airport to catch our return flight to Kathmandu. We take an early flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, transfer to hotel. Rest of the time will be on your own. In the evening, celebrate your great trip with one of our team leaders at a typical Nepali restaurant. Overnight at hotel.

  • Accommodation:Teahouse/guest house
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1350m

After breakfast, the trip ends, we will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight back to home. We wish you have a safe and sound flight and see you again in the future. 

    Inclusion

    • The entire airport picks up and drops.
    • Standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
    • Necessary flights from Kathmandu to Lukla return trips.
    • Everest National park fee with trekking permit.
    • Tims card (trekking information management system card).
    • All meals (B/L/D) during the trekking period.
    • Accommodation (Teahouse) during the trekking period.
    • English speaking guide and highly experienced staffs.
    • Staffs food, clothing, salary and their insurance.
    • All necessary grounded transportation.
    • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
    • Welcome and fare well dinner in Kathmandu host by Ram Kumar.
    • Our service charges with VAT and Local / Government Taxes.
    • Sightseeing or any extra activities except the above program.
    • Personal nature expenses.
    • Bar bill and all kind of drinks.
    • Rescue & Evacuation.
    • Gratitude (tip) for staff.

     

    Useful Information

    Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek is a strenuous plus trekking in the Everest Region.  Please read about Acute Mountain Sickness before making a final decision book the Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek.

    FAQs

    How can I book Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek?

    Once you confirmed the trip, we need a photocopy of your passport and a 20% down payment of the total price for advance flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process.

    How can I enter in Nepal?

    Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and non-stop flights from the Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal. There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghai, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa, and Varanasi.

    Can I do Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek?

    This trek is suitable for any walker looking for something adventure and challenging with stunning views of the Mt. Everest region. It does not require that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. Although, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful and you need to be in the good physical condition and able to walk for 5-6 hours daily.

    When should I come for Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek?

    Feb, March, April, May, June and September, October, and November December are the best seasons. However, July, August, and Jan are also okay and trekking can be done.

    Do I need to stay in Katmandu?

    Kathmandu valley, one of the historical cities as well as the capital of Nepal, at least, you need to spend two nights in Kathmandu before and after your trip. In our program, we are providing you the standard accommodation in Kathmandu on a bed and breakfast basis.

    Can I join with group?

    Yes, you can join with the group, we guarantee a series of fixed group departures dates for Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek. We can arrange a small group trekking trip to suit your requirements. Please contact us for group departure dates.

    Do I need to join with group?

    It is not necessary that you need to follow our fixed group departures dates, because private trip departs every day upon your request which is best suited to couples, families and small groups of friends. We are happy to organize your holiday according to your selecting the starting date.

    Do you also offer Tailor-made Departures?

    Yes, we do offer Tailor-made Departures, if our holiday packages are not perfect or the group departure dates are not convenient as per your travel plan.

    What kind of equipment do I need to bring with me?

    Gokyo Renjo La pass trek is an exciting and adventure trip. We trek up to 5480m walking through villages, green hills, and white snow path so you need to have right equipment with you. Click here to have more info

    What kind of meals I can have during the trip?

    All Meals on full board basis will be provided during the trekking. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (western, continental and Nepali meals are available in all places). Three meals a day will be provided.

    Do I have a pre-departure meeting?

    Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel and our tour leader will brief you regarding the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek Leader.

    Can I charge camera batteries along the trek?

    Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).

    Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?

    Definitely, our Airport Representative will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a placard of the company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.

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