Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek - Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1350 m).
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by one of our representatives. You will then be transferred to your hotel. Rest of the time will be on your own. In the evening, one of our team leaders will pick you up from your hotel and take you to a typical Nepali restaurant to enjoy a delicious dinner. You will then be briefed about trek to Gokyo Valley. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing or rest and preparation for trek.
Breakfast at hotel. Your tour guide for the day will pick you up and he will brief you about today’s destinations. You will explore the historical monuments and world heritage sites including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and the holy Hindu temple, Pasupatinath. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Flight from KTM to Lukla (2860 m) | Trek to Phakding (2640 m) | 4 hrs trek.
We take a half an hour flight to Lukla over the beautiful green hills and sparkling rivers. The trail gradually descends passing above the large village of Chaunrikharaka (2680 m). The route continues through small villages, fields and forests following a wide well-constructed path. After we reach KusumDrargka, a large stream, the trail leads us to the Dudh Koshi River at Phakding. Overnight at guest house.
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3445 m) | 5 to 6 hrs trek.
After an early morning breakfast, we head out from Phakding and the trail follows the western bank of Dudh Koshi passing through blue pine forests until it reaches the village of Benkar (2700 m). We climb up the trail crossing the eastern bank of the Dudh Koshi River which is followed by a gentle climb to the village of Chumoa. Between here and the next village of Monjo (2800 m), the trail drops steeply to cross the incredibly serene Monjo Khola. From Monjo, the trail crosses a small rock saddle and then descends abruptly to re-cross the Dudh Koshi River at Jorsale (2804 m). As the trail passes Jorsale, the path undulates up until the point of confluence with the Bhote Koshi River is reached. We know to enter the Khumbu region. Above the bridge, the trail zigzags up to 300 m along the steep spur between the two rivers through sparse forest. The next section of the trail is smoother and climbs are less steep, traversing above the Bhote Koshi River until we reach the famous junction, Namche Bazaar. Namcha Bazaar is a market town where every Saturday morning traders from lower altitude sell goods to Sherpas. Most of the trading gets over by mid-day and the traders return to their villages. Overnight at guest house.
Day 05: Acclimatization day At Namche Bazaar | Hike to Everest View Hotel.
Popularly known as the ‘Gateway to Everest’, we will spend the day here at Namche Bazaar in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning air. We head for a short trek to the museum to celebrate the traditional customs of the Sherpa people as well as to learn and explore the abundant flora & fauna of the Khumbu Region. Most importantly, from here you will get a proper glimpse of Everest and the surrounding mountains at a far distance. We then hike up the Syangbuche airport and then to the Everest View Hotel where we get to witness the most amazing view of the mighty mountains. The views are followed by sightseeing at the Khumjung village (3800 m) which is the biggest settlement of Sherpa. Khumjung and it is one of the most beautiful villages in Everest area. The place has symmetrically laid out stone dwellings house where the families of many Sherpas live. Overnight at guest house.
Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860 m) | 5 to 6 hrs trek.
After an early morning breakfast, we start our most pleasant hike down to the river at Phunki Thanhka. We stop here to have our lunch alongside water driven prayer wheels. A steep but short climb takes us to the legendary Tengboche Monastery through the forests of blue pine, fir and black juniper. Overnight at guest house.
Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dole (4,040 m) | 5 hrs trek.
From Tengboche, we trek down to the Dudh Khosi River and the trail gradually ascents towards Dole, which lies just above the tree-line. Overnight at guest house.
Day 08: Trek from Dole to Macherma (4,480 m) | 5 hrs trek.
Breakfast at guest house. Today is a short day because of 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.
Day 09: Trek from Macherma to Gokyo Lake (4,750 m) | 5 hrs trek.
Another short climb leads us to the lunch spot in the Phanga Valley. We then climb through a steady afternoon's plod which leads us to 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.
Day 10: Hiking to Gokyo Ri and back to Gokyo | 5 hrs return trip.
Early in the morning today, we take a steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri (5480 m) which has an ample rewards to offer us. There are stunning views of the scattered Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayan giants such as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu (8481m), Cho-Oyu (8153m) and Gychung Kang (7922m). Those who explore the glacier and Gokyo peak take back unforgettable memories back with them. Overnight at guest house.
Day 11: Trek from Gokyo valley to Renjo la pass (5350 m) then Lundhen (4380 m) | 6 to 7 hrs trek.
After breakfast, we start our adventurous day trekking over Renjo Pass. We continue our trek to Lundhen (4380 m) and spend the night at a guest house there.
Day 12: Trek from Lundhen to Namche Bazaar (3445 m) | 6 to 7 hrs trek.
We start our day with a healthy breakfast and we continue walking down 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 sense a new energy in our body. Overnight at hotel or guest house in Namche Bazaar.
Day 13: Trek from Namche Bazaar to to Lukla (2860 m) | 6 to 7 hrs trek.
This is our final day of trekking as we embark upon the town of Lukla. The overnight stay gives us 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.
Day 14: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu | 35 minutes.
After breakfast, we will walk for about 5 minutes to the airport and catch our flight back to Kathmandu. We take an early flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. Rest of the time will be on your own. In the evening, celebrate your accomplishment with one of our team leaders at a typical Nepali restaurant. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15: Final departure.
This will be your last day in Nepal. After a heavy and delicious breakfast, you will be escorted back to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight back home. We wish you have a safe and sound flight and we wish to see you again in the future.
Note: The above information is just a guide and standard pattern of what we provide. The trip can be tailored at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. On adventure trips of this type, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors are beyond our control and can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are needed the person in charge will make a decision what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. If a change does arise, we do everything we can to reduce its effect, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays