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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can also hike to Samdur peak from where spectacular views of Mt. Everest can be seen. Stay overnight at lodge.
You can enjoy the views of the landscape, vegetation and mountains. Stay overnight at lodge.
You can also visit Marlung the sacred site of Warfield. Yet another hike can be done to Lake Cho Relmo. Stay overnight at lodge.
The views of the mountains and the chance to experience wildlife add excitement to your trekking. Stay overnight at lodge.
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.
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.
Local activities like yak herding can also be seen. Stay overnight at lodge.
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.
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu takes about 35 minutes. You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu.
Below is a list of equipment and clothing required for trekking. The necessity of these items depends on the type, altitude, timing and destination of trekking. Appropriate trekking gears are not only required for the comfort/pleasure of your trek but also to improve safety factor. Please have a look over these items in order to fully prepare and thoroughly enjoy the trekking.
Daypack, Rucksack, Sleeping bag, Duffel bag, Walking Poles, walking boots, sandals, Toiletries (Soaps, Toilet papers, Sanitizers, toothpaste, tooth brush, etc.)
Thermal underwear, Down jacket, Shorts, Trekking trousers, Towels, Woolen gloves, Gaiters, Fleece jacket or Pullover, Wind/water proof jacket, Raincoat, Warm socks, buff
Sun hat, Sunglasses, Snow goggles, Sunscreen, Lip balm
Headlamp, Flash light, Binoculars, Cameras (chargers and batteries),
Water bottle/bladder, Water purification Iodine tablets, Energy bars and snacks
First Aid Kit
Altimeter, Compass, Binoculars, Books/magazines, GPS, Pocket knife, Candles (for lodges), Notebook with pencil/pen, etc
Additional items for camping trek:
Tent, Stove and fuel, Utensils for cooking, eating and drinking, sleeping mattresses
Note: We can also provide sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag, walking poles, and First Aid Kit in case if you don’t have one. These items are inclusive of total package price.
Hary and Jeffe Ajkwson
29th Jun, 2022
Back from a 13 day trek from jiri to tenboche. Back from a 13 day trek from jiri to tenboche. Address: South Africa
Marion,Gwenael and Gregory
29th Jun, 2022
Gokyo- Renjo La Trek in Everest Region Thanks for great experience. It was nice to walk in Mountains.
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