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Gokyo through Renjo La Pass Trek (13 Days)

Rated 5/5 based on 2 customer reviews

Trip Highlights

Duration: 13 Days

Type of Trek: Tea House (Lodge)

Max Altitude: 5340 m.

Minimum Pax: 1 +

Mode of travel: Flight

Grade: Moderate

Trekking to Renjola Pass (5300m) is very popular among tourists. Populated by the Sherpas, the attractions of Gokyo through Renjo La Pass trek are the majestic mountains, the high mountain villages, charming monasteries and the friendly people. This area includes the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest (8,848 m.) and many other peaks of altitudes of 8000m or more, such as Lhotse (fourth highest), Makalu (fifth) and Cho Oyu (sixth highest).

A little off the main trekking trail, Thamo and Thame offers visits to Sherpa culture where people have maintained the traditional way of life. You can experience the local culture through home stay accommodations. Cultural groups perform shows for tourists on request. In addition, you can explore the jungle near the settlement sheltering endangered wildlife species, like musk deer and pheasants. The mainstay of the local economy here is tourism.

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Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) takes about 35 minutes. Trek from Lukla to Phakding (2640 m.) takes approximately three hours. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 02: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) takes about four and half hours. Namche Bazaar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Bhote Koshi. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 03: Rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion around the places. Stay overnight at lodge in Kusum Kangaru.

Day 04: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Thame (3800m) takes about four hours. You can visit Khumbu Bijuli Power on the banks of Bhote Koshi. Another place worth visiting is the Khare Monastery. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Rest at Thame. In addition to this, you can visit Thambuchet and Tashi Lapcha Base Camp which divides Khumbu from Dolakha. You can also hike to Samdur peak from where spectacular views of Mt. Everest can be seen. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 06: Trek from Thame to Lungden via Taranga takes about five hours.This day you walk around the villages. You can enjoy the views of the landscape, vegetation and mountains. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 07: Rest day at Lungden. You can visit Nakpa Valley which falls on the old trade route of Tibet. Another attraction is to hike to Darkyachhulung peak. You can also visit Marlung the sacred site of Warfield. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 08: Trek from Lungden to Gokyo via Renjola Pass takes about six hours. On the way you can observe local activities like yak herding. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 09: Rest day at Gokyo and excursion in and around Gokyo valley. Gokyo is situated by the side of Ngozumpa glacier, the biggest glacier of Nepal. Stay overnight at lodge in Kala Patthar.

Day 10: Trek from Gokyo to Dole via Machhermo which takes about five hours. It is a short walk to the village of Machermo following the Dudh Koshi stream. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 11: Trek from Dole to Namche takes about five hours. On the way you can view landscapes, settlements and mountains. Local activities like yak herding can also be seen. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m.) takes about six hours. The last day of your trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 13: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu takes about 35 minutes. You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu.

Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) takes about 35 minutes. Trek from Lukla to Phakding (2640 m.) takes approximately three hours.

You transfer to the domestic airport for your flight to Lukla. Lukla is a small town with an airport. You begin today's trek from Lukla following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi river. Nupla (5885m) can be seen in the distance on the opposite bank, and is a peak atop the Kongde Ridge. You descend a mountainside path that merges into your route to Everest, with views to a valley to your right; and at its far end, Kusum Kang (6367m.) The Dudh Kosi approaches as you pass a Mani wall and arrive at Ghat teahouse. You continue along a small path with many climbs and descents following the left bank of the Dudh Koshi to Phakding. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 02: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) takes about four and half hours.

The trail starts along a level path along the right bank. Thamserku looms skyward on the opposite bank. You cross a stream and climb the terraced hill from the Dudh Koshi route, to arrive at Bengar. The trail now climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. You continue along a path with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass the tiny village of Monjo. Now you descend the path of stone steps and return to the right bank over a wooden bridge. After a short climb you come to Jorsale's teahouse and hotel, also stop at the National Park Service where a park entrance fee is collected. You follow a short walk along the riverbed of this V-shaped valley where the river forks - the right is the Dudh Koshi and the left is the Bhote Koshi that leads to Nampa La. After short distance along the Bhote Koshi, begin the steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. As the mountain path zigzags uphill, you will emerge at a ridge top rest area that offers excellent views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.) The climb eases somewhat, and Namche Bazaar appears ahead as you travel along the path surrounded by pines. You will pass the plateau where the Saturday bazaar is held and enter the village. Namche Bazaar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Bhote Koshi. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 03: Rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion around the places.

It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization at the high altitude before heading off towards Tyangboche. For the acclimatization you can walk up to Khunde Hospital which was set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or can take a one hour walk up to Syangboche (3800m.) where Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche for outstanding views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 04: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Thame (3800m) takes about four hours.

From Namche the route turns west and the trail is almost level as you head up the Bhote Koshi Valley, once a popular trading route into Tibet. After descending to the Bhote Koshi the trail climbs steeply to Thame. From here, there are good views of the peaks of Teng Kangpoche and Kwangde and to the north is the Nangpa La, the pass leading to Tibet. Thame Gompa is situated above the village overlooking the valley and is the site for the spring celebrations of the Mani Rimdu festival. You can visit Khumbu Bijuli Power on the banks of Bhote Koshi. Another place worth visiting is the Khare Monastery. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Rest at Thame. In addition to this, you can visit Thambuchet and Tashi Lapcha Base Camp which divides Khumbu from Dolakha.

You can also hike to Samdur peak from where spectacular views of Mt. Everest can be seen. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 06: Trek from Thame to Lungden via Taranga takes about five hours.This day you walk around the villages.

You can enjoy the views of the landscape, vegetation and mountains. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 07: Rest day at Lungden. You can visit Nakpa Valley which falls on the old trade route of Tibet. Another attraction is to hike to Darkyachhulung peak.

You can also visit Marlung the sacred site of Warfield. Yet another hike can be done to Lake Cho Relmo. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 08: Trek from Lungden to Gokyo via Renjola Pass takes about six hours. On the way you can observe local activities like yak herding.

The views of the mountains and the chance to experience wildlife add excitement to your trekking. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 09: Rest day at Gokyo and excursion in and around Gokyo valley. Gokyo is situated by the side of Ngozumpa glacier, the biggest glacier of Nepal.

This day you can make a side trip to Fifth Lake via Forth Lake. Or you can trek from Gokyo to Gokyo Ri. Gokyo Ri looms above the village on the northern edge of the lake. You leave camp just after first light, following a steep path up the hillside. As you climb, the summits of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu slowly come into sight and the view from the summit of Gokyo Ri itself is one of the finest to be had in the Everest region - some say it is even better than that from Kala Patthar. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 10: Trek from Gokyo to Dole via Machhermo which takes about five hours. It is a short walk to the village of Machermo following the Dudh Koshi stream.

There are yak pastures and a few human settlements. From here you can have an excellent view of Tawoche. While trekking from Machhermo to Dole you can enjoy the views of mountains, landscapes and river. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 11: Trek from Dole to Namche takes about five hours. On the way you can view landscapes, settlements and mountains.

Local activities like yak herding can also be seen. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m.) takes about six hours.

The last day of your trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. The trek is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote- Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla for your overnight stay. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 13: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu takes about 35 minutes. You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu.

The price includes the following services:

  • All airport pick-up and drop-off services by vehicle
  • Trekking guide/s
  • Porter/s (one porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner) including fresh fruits, 3 times tea/coffee every day and drinking water
  • Accommodation in lodges during the trek
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag and trekking sticks if required
  • Entry permit for Sagarmatha National Park
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Flight tickets from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Insurance and equipment's for the the trekking staffs
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost in case required.)
  • One farewell dinner with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)
  • All tax, VAT and company service charge

The price does not include:

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.

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Clients Reviews

Back from a 13 day trek from jiri to tenboche.

(5/5)

Back from a 13 day trek from jiri to tenboche.

Harry our guide was excellent and went beyond is reqired duty to make our triop enjouable. Accomodation and food expectional. Cinwa, our potter was also good and helpful.

 

Thank you,

regards, Hary and Jeffe Ajkwson

South Africa,

Gokyo- Renjo La Trek in Everest Region

(5/5)

Thanks for great experience. It was nice to walk in Mountains.
Trekking from Lukla to Gokyo was hard but very good.
Our guide was very precious to cross Renjo La, find good lodges and good paths. Thanks Thakur ! Congratulations to our porter Gopal, what a Strong man!!
Thanks to for Ganesh(Thakur Chess Master),Specially Call Break, a new game very interesting. And finally thanks for the agency for organization, planning and successful trek.

Marion,Gwenael and Gregory
France
23/07/2010

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