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Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trekking -15 Days

Nepal, Trekking In Nepal

Renjo la pass
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Trip Duration 15 Days
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Grade Hard
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Mode of Trip Lodge/ Tea house
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Maximum Elevation 5400m
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Best Time Oct/November and March/ April
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Transportation Car/ Van , Flight
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Age 18-50 year
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Trek Start Lukla
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Trek End Lukla

Overview

Gokyo    Renjo la pass Trekking is the perfect trek for those who wish to avoid the busier trails in the Everest region. but still gain stunning views of High Himalaya including Mt  Everest.

Trekking to  Gokyo Valley  and  Renjo la pass  take you through  of Sherpa villages and yak pastures  into the stunning Gokyo Valley with its beautiful lakes, and from where we ascend Gokyo Ri for one of the finest views of Everest and surrounding peaks including Cho Oyu (8201m) on the Tibetan border. From our remote high camp west of Gokyo we prepare for the highlight of the trek, the crossing of the Renjo La. The views of Everest are incredible as we weave our way to the top of the pass at 5400m.

Highlights of Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek:

  • Crossing the Renjo La Pass at an altitude of 5,340m, alongside magnificent panoramic views of the world’s giants including Mt Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and others.
  • Witness the beauty of the turquoise-colored magical Gokyo Lakes, with snow-capped mountains as the backdrop.
  • Experience the trek through Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with rich flora and fauna.
  • Explore the culture and picturesque villages of the Sherpa people.

 

Difficulty level of trek:

Graded as moderately challenging, the Gokyo Renjo La Pass trek gives a good challenge to the trekkers with the most rewarding adventure. One of the main factors challenging trekkers during the Gokyo Renjo La Pass trek is the altitude. Since the trek takes us to an elevation of approx. 5,340m, altitude sickness is something all trekkers need to be careful of. This concerning factor should be addressed properly while planning the trek in the first place, with proper acclimatization time considered. Another challenging factor of the trek can be its long trekking duration of 15 days, which requires proper physical fitness to be able to trek long hours.

Trekkers willing to go for this adventurous journey should be well prepared mentally and physically for altitude, long trekking hours, and unpredictable weather. With proper guidance and preparation, this captivating adventure can be achieved with comfort and safety.

 

What Makes Goyo Renjola Special Trek

Everest Museum / Namche Valley

Visiting the Namche Museum during your acclimatization day at Namche treats you with a unique enriching journey of exploring the rich history that the place holds.

The museum portrays the history of the Sherpa people, mountaineering history in the Everest region, its diverse flora and fauna, and other fascinating natural wonders. This little detour during the trek makes the journey more enriching.

Moreover, visiting the Everest View Hotel during the crack of dawn is a truly magical once-in-a-lifetime experience. The breathtaking view of the first warm rays of the sun hitting the world’s most iconic peak is guaranteed to leave you awestruck.

Gokyo Ri

Climbing the Gokyo Ri during sunrise is one of the highlights of the trek that you should not miss. This climb offers a captivating view of the world’s giant Mt Everest, along with its surrounding peaks. The feeling of tranquility that the view serves, during the first light of the day amidst a panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges is unbeatable.

Gokyo Lake

Walking around the Gokyo lakes is a fulfilling experience, with six astonishing turquoise-colored lake views alongside a picturesque view of the Himalayas. You can enjoy the picturesque view in serenity while resting and re energizing your body and mind.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu (1,396 m.)

Upon your arrival, proceed to the outside of airport terminal, our representative will wait for you to take you to the hotel which taking around 20 minutes. Please look for your name which will be shown on signage. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2

Take morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,830 m.) and trek to Phakding (2,640 m., 4-hour trek).

Today we will take an amazing flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,827 m.) in the morning parallel to the huge Himalayan adjacent to Nepal and China. After 40 minutes, we will be landed in a runway and our caretaker will help us carry our belongings. Then we will walk down to the Dudh Kosi River, where we connect with the main path to Namche Bazaar. After moving all the way through the small area of Ghat (2550m), we will soon arrive at our tea house at Phakding.

Day 3

Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m., 6-hour trek)

Today, we start from Phakding and walk across the river to trek all the way through the area of rhododendron, blue pine forest and more which is really superb experience especially during the spring. We go crossways to the Dudh Kosi at Benkar and take pleasure from the scenes of snow-topped mountains Kusum Kanguru (6,369 m.), Thamserku (6,623 m.) and so on. The way then becomes fairly difficult and includes a perpendicular climb to Namche Bazaar. You will now walk through upstream on flat land, on the bank, to the fusion point of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. After crossing one of the suspension bridges above the river, we will ascend to Namche Bazaar. We get the most amazing vivid opportunities of gigantic peaks -Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Taweche is visible. Overnight at hotel in Namche Bazaar.

Day 4

Rest at Namche Bazaar.

Today we will explore Namche Bazaar appropriate adaptation with the environment at the height. Namche is a prosperous village situated in a large protected hollow. And the amazing scene visible from here includes superb panorama of the Khumbu peaks and great views of Everest. Then, after having our breakfast, we also walk towards Thami (3,810 m.) over the amazing Bhote Khola River Valley or visit the national park headquarters to look at the strange displays of Sherpa culture and way of life.

Day 5

Trek from Namche Bazzar to Dole (4,090 m., 5-hour trek)

After breakfast in Namche, we begin trekking following the trail to Dole. These giant mountains seem to be so near from there. The trekking is stopped after we reach Dole. You can explore the surrounding of Dole and develop knowledge about the area. We stay overnight in Dole.

Day 6

Trek from Dole to Macchermo (4,470 m., 5-hour trek)

This day trek continues to Machhermo from Dole. The trail is ascending up to the elevation of 4470m. Trekking continues with the superb scenarios of mountains and glaciated area. We reach at Machhermo and stay overnight there. You have free time to walk around the village and explore its culture and life style.

Day 7

Trek From Macchermo To Gokyo (4,790 m, 4 hour Trek)

on this day we trek to Gokyo Lake. The trail is through rocky ascend to reach the Lake. As we reach to the lake, the views of crystal clear lakes are beautiful. The mirror images of mountains in the lake water are so impressive that makes you stop breath for a while. We stay overnight in Gokyo Lake area.

Day 8

Extrusion Day-Climb Gokyo Ri (5,357 m, 3-hour trek).

This day is climbing the Gokyo Ri. You have wonderful opportunity to explore the area around Gokyo Valley. The trek then heads to Gokyo Ri to have wonderful views of mountains and peaks. The views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyo and many other peaks are astonishing from the top of Gokyo Ri. We have Full day excursion of Gokyo surrounding and overnight stay in Gokyo lake side

Day 9

Trek from Gokyo to Lumde (4,380 m Via Ren Jo la pass ( 5,360 m) 7 Hour Trek.

On this day,we have need of marching earlier. The path climbs soothingly up the edge of Gokyo Ri and then meanders hazardously up a finger of gray scree above the northwest corner of the lake. We precede early down from the Gokyo Valley; we depart from the main trail and turn to Renjo La trail by Dudh Pokhari. We reach to the Renjo La after about three hours where a incredible panorama lie ahead. The Everest itself, Lhotse, Cholatse and Taboche can be seen glittering in the sun. Charismatic image of ice on the trail while descending down can make our way down a bit risky. Alongside the way, we see Relama Tsho and Renjo Lake. Overnight Lumde

Day 10

Trek From Lumde to Thame ( 3,820 m, 5 hour).

On This day we trek down to Thame, a sprawling village. From Thame, we can see the stunning views of the mountains like Thamserku, Kantenga, Kusum Kangguru etc. here you can explore the village and visit monastery established around 300 years ago.

Day 11

Trek from Thame to Namche Bazzar (3,450 m., 5-hour trek).

Return journey Today is easy day, we trek in the flat trail and then descending to Thamo. In Thamo you can visit the old monastery Khari Gompa where you find Nuns and Monks.

Day 12

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,840 m., 6-hour trek).

Morning walk leads back to Phakding and from here back to Lukla with last and final climb of this fabulous adventure, on reaching Lukla, celebrate last night dinner with fellow trekkers and staff.

Day 13

Take flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

We will wake up early in the morning and get ready for the entrance of our plane for returning back to Kathmandu. Then, we will transfer back to our hotel. Remaining day to explore in Kathmandu, overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 14

Free day

Today we have free day. We keep this day as a spare day in case flight from Lukla to Kathmandu is cancelled.

Day 15

Transfer to the airport and departure from Nepal to your destination

Our representative will transfer you to Kathmandu International Airport for your way back to your country.

Cost Include / Exclude

What’s included

  • All Airport Transfer (Airport – Hotel – Airport)
  • Hotel in Kathmandu: 3 nights at 3 Star  hotel in Kathmandu, including breakfast.
  • Trekking Permit: Necessary Trekking Permit and company paperwork.
  • Domestic flight Ticket:  (Kathmandu / Lukla / Kathmandu)
  •  Trekking Guide: An experienced, helpful, friendly, and English speaking trekking guide (including his well-paid salary, insurance, meals, drinks, accommodation, transportation, and guide’s flight etc.)
  • Trekking Porter: One Porter for  every two trekkers.
  • Trekking Equipment: Sleeping bag, Down jacket, Duffel bag
  • Meals during the trek:  3 times ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
  • Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All Government Taxes and Service charge.
  • Fair well dinner After the trek.

What’s excluded

  • International airfare and  Nepal entry visa fee
  • Personal Travel insurance and emergency rescue evacuation.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All the bar bills, such as cold drinks, alcoholic, non-alcoholic drinks, bottled water, pot of tea, etc.
  • Tips for guide and porter
Gokyo Lake and Renjo la pass Trekking Map

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