Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek

Duration: 12 Days   |  
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
  • Max Elevation: 5365m
Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek leads you to other scenic sides of Everest within high hidden Khumbu valley, a picturesque spot where travelers can view world’s four highest peaks at one single glance.
 
Gokyo valley and Renjo-la pass trekking certainly delights all trekkers as this is one of the most magnificent areas within Mid-Eastern Himalaya, located within Khumbu and Everest region.
 
A great beautiful spot where high snow capped mountains of Mt. Cho-Oyu reflects on its simmering emerald glacial lakes that makes wonderful scenery and pictures of high Gokyo valley.
 
Adventure to Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek starts on reaching at busy and interesting town at Lukla with flight from Kathmandu. The walk then leads into nice Sherpa farm villages following Dudh Kosi River upstream.
 
As walk progress entering into Sagarmatha National Park enriched with exotic flora / fauna and world highest mountains including serene lovely alpine woodland of tall rhododendron, magnolia, pines and fir tree lines.
 
Slowly adventure leads to high Namche Bazaar, a renowned large village almost the size of a town where busy and colorful market takes place once a week on Saturday.
 
From Namche Bazaar with acclimatization and pleasant days, our route diverts from main busy trail of Namche to Everest Base Camp. The trail leads to climb facing outmost panorama of mountain range with views of Everest.
 
Walk leads on tranquil path then leaving tree lines behind for arid and barren country loaded with scenic views of high mountains that includes world 6th highest Mt. Cho-Oyu.
 
On reaching at Gokyo valley surrounded by high peaks with serene lakes, we hike to Gokyo-Ri for super panorama of world highest mountain range. Then we head to our ultimate goal to cross Renjo-la, where adventure takes us to steep climb with long downhill to Thame village.
 
A lovely walk after completing our marvelous adventure over Renjo-la pass which also falls on route to Tibet border further high towards Nangpa-la pass, where Tibetan sometimes cross to Khumbu to trade their goods.
 
At Thame enjoy wonderful moment located western end of Khumbu valley houses one of the oldest and interesting monastery of the area. From here, the walk leads back into tree lines reaching at Namche Bazaar.
 
After Namche Bazaar, where our final end of the walks takes you back at Lukla for sweeping panoramic flight to Kathmandu with glorious, grand memories experience on Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek.
          
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Highlights

  • Adventure on the other side of Everest and scenic Khumbu at Gokyo valley
  • Gokyo Valley, a picturesque country enclosed within range of high mountains
  • Enjoy scenic moments around crystal clear and emerald lakes of Gokyo valley
  • Hike to view-point at Renjo-la with stunning panorama of world highest peaks
  • Grand panorama of Everest, Cho-Oyu, Lhotse and Makalu mountain range
  • Cultural and adventurous walks around high and hidden area of Khumbu valley

Day to Day Itinerary

  • Day 1 Fly to Lukla (2820m) and Trek to Phakding (2,657 m) - 04 hrs

    Morning depart from hotel to Kathmandu domestic airport where short and scenic flight takes you on small aircraft (Dornier / Twin Otter or similar) to Lukla, a nice Sherpa town where most of the adventure around Khumbu and Everest region begins and ends.

    From Lukla after a scenic short flight with views of Everest and chain of peaks, where walk takes you on nice pleasant trail past nice Sherpa villages facing views of Kongde, Kusum-Khanguru then reaching our overnight stops at Phakding village.

    • Day 2 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) - 06 hrs

      From Phakding, morning on nice scenic path within pine and rhododendron small forest to cross over long suspension bridge, then at nice Monjo village, after enjoying surrounding scenery walk leads to enter Sagarmatha National Park (Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepali while Sherpa call as Chomolungma).

      Walk continues following Dudh Kosi River covered within tall rhododendron-pines and fir forest and then over a high bridge towards Namche Bazaar, as trail follows on winding uphill with views of Everest-Lhotse and Kongde peaks, then at famous Namche Bazaar, an ideal place for acclimatization and rest day at 3,440 m high.

      Namche Bazaar, main hub and town or a large village of Khumbu Sherpa, where busy and colorful Saturday market takes place once a week, an interesting place to observe local culture and views.

      • Day 3 Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion

        At Namche Bazaar a free and rest day to support acclimatization, where one can take short hike to scenic view points at Everest View Hotel or short walk on top Namche for grand scenery of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Amadablam with array of peaks.

        On the top of Namche visit National Park Museum of great interest where you can collect information of Khumbu area along with history, culture of Sherpa people includes information on flora and fauna with mountaineering expeditions.

        • Day 4 Trek to Dole (4,200 m) - 06 hrs

          Morning after a pleasant rest days at Namche as walk leads to short climb and then on scenic wide trail for an hour or more with views of Everest, Lhotse and Amadablam with array of peaks where climb leads to Mong Hill on leaving the main path.

          From the top of Mong Hill enjoy grand views of peaks and head downhill to Phortse Tenga a small settlement near Dudh Kosi River, where walk leads withclimb into serene alpine woodland to reach at Dole for overnight stop.

          Dole is a place with number of good lodges hidden in a high river gorge within green tree lines of rhododendron, pines and fir.

          • Day 5 Trek to Machhermo (4,470 m) - 04 hrs

            From this nice spot a short morning climb to reach high above Dole and then on gradual trail for an hour to reach a small place at Lhabarma Kharka and Luza; as walk skirts around top of a ridge looking down at Machherma located on a small valley.

            At the top enjoy views of Cho-Oyu range of peaks, and then descend to Machherma for overnight stop, with afternoon at leisure for short acclimatization walks around.

            • Day 6 Trek to Gokyo Lake (4,800 m) - 04 hrs

              A short morning walk to reach at Gokyo valley and its simmering lakes, as route follows on scenic path to Pangka, with climb on a rocky path within glacial ablation valley.

              Walk then come across first lake and then past second lake to reach the main third lake of Gokyo, also known as Dudh Pokhari or Gokyo Lake.

              A marvelous and beautiful place situated at above 4,800 meters high, at Gokyo for lunch where afternoon free for short walk around the lake with views of Mt. Cho Oyo world’s 06th highest and Gyachung Kang that reflects on emerald Gokyo Lake.

              • Day 7 Early morning hike to Gokyo Ri (5360 m)

                A rest day at Gokyo valley within its magnificent glacial lakes, morning climb to high Gokyo Ri at above 5,357 m, offers stunning panorama of world 4 highest peaks with Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Mt. Makalu with array of smaller range of mountains.

                Enjoying grand super mountain panorama overlooking massive Ngozumba Glacier and of Gokyo below, and then descend back to Gokyo for breakfast and lunch, afternoon free at leisure preparation for next early morning adventure to cross over Renjo-la pass. 

                • Day 8 Cross Renjo - La (5,360 m) and descend to Lungden (4,380 m ) - 07 hrs

                  Starting early morning as route leads to the south of Gokyo Lake, where climb begins heading over rocks and stone scree trail to reach on top of high Renjo-la at 5,360, the highest spot of the adventure.

                  From the pass catch spectacular views of Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu with Makalu includes series of peaks, and then on long downhill walk past icy small ponds to reach Lungden, located close to high Nangpa-la pass that leads to Tibet, at Lungden enjoy rest of the afternoon with views of Kongde peaks.

                  • Day 9 Trek to Thame village (3,880 m) via Marlung - 06 hrs

                    From Lungden after completing our major adventure over Renjo-la pass, morning an easy descend to reach down at Bhote-Kosi River near a farm village at Marlung, after possible lunch stop afternoon on gentle path to reach at Thame village for overnight stop.

                    At Thame short hike and visit one of the oldest monastery of Khumbu area, an interesting place treasures ancient artifacts, idols and holy Buddhist books with views of Kongde and Pachermo peaks.

                    • Day 10 Trek to Namche Bazaar via Thame - 05 hrs

                      After a wonderful stop at Thame, morning leads to moderate walk with short descend to a river and with climb for half hour to reach up to follow a gentle path towards Thamo village, from here back in green forested areas as walk continues to Namche Bazaar for overnight stop.

                      • Day 11 Trek to Lukla - 06 hrs

                        Morning and last walk of the adventure leads to long day trekking with much downhill to Dudh Kosi River valley and then at the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo, from here another takes you at Phakding village.

                        After Phakding few hours walks on good trail then with last final climb of less than an hour to Lukla for last overnight stop around high Khumbu and Everest region.

                        • Day 12 Fly back to Kathmandu

                          Morning with time for your short flight to Kathmandu transfer to Lukla airport also called ‘Tenzing and Hillary airport’, where sweeping scenic flight of 30 minutes brings you back at Kathmandu and then transfer to your hotel.

                          What to Expect

                          • All Domestic flights and airport tax as listed in the itinerary
                          • Standard meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
                          • Government license holder guide
                          • A strong and helpful porter with proper equipments (1 porter for 2 people)
                          • Salary,food,accommodaation and insurance for guide and porters
                          • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) card
                          • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek
                          • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit
                          • Comprehensive first aid kit
                          • Government taxes and official expenses
                          • International Airfare and taxes
                          • Nepal entry visa fee
                          • Your Travel Insurance (compulsory)
                          • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu
                          • Entrance fee in the heritage sites during city tour.
                          • All the expenses of personal nature
                          • Any kind of drinks and desserts during the trek
                          • Tips for guide and porter (Tipping is expected)
                          Request a Private Date

                          Useful Information

                          1. Insurance 
                           
                          Travel insurance is mandatory for all clients undertaking any trip. It should provide adequate security for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue and loss of luggage. Make sure that your insurance policy covers up to 2500-5000 meters of altitude.
                           
                          2. Packing List
                           
                          • Sunglasses
                          • Sun-Cream and Lip Balm with high SPF
                          • Hat/Cap
                          • T-shirt, Vests and Shirt
                          • Fleece/Sweater
                          • Fleece Jacket
                          • Down Jacket
                          • Waterproof Jacket and Trousers
                          • Warm Gloves
                          • Hiking Boots
                          • 3-4 pairs of socks
                          • Day pack (30-40 liters)
                          • Torch light
                          • Water bottle (Minimum 2 liters)
                          • Small Hand Towel
                          • Sleeping Bag for up to -15 Degree Celsius
                          3. Guide and Porter
                           
                          We provide experienced, knowledgeable and honest guide with good communication skills in English language to make your trip wonderful. The guide will provide all the information about the mountains, different histories, cultures, traditions and many more. We will provide 1 porter for 2 people. The porters are helpful as well as strong and will carry a maximum of 25 kgs combined. After giving the best services along with the hard works up in the mountains, guides and porters expect some tips from your side. Tipping culture is very common in tourism sector.
                           
                          4. Altitude Sickness
                           
                          Altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), is a pathological effect of high altitude on humans, caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. It commonly occurs above 3000 meters. It presents as a collection of nonspecific symptoms, acquired at high altitude or in low air pressure, resembling a case of "flu, carbon monoxide poisoning, or a hangover". However, most people can ascend to 3000 meters without difficulty.
                           
                          Primary Symptoms of Altitude Sickness:
                           
                          • Lack of appetite, nausea, or vomiting
                          • Fatigue or weakness
                          • Dizziness or lightheadedness
                          • Swelling of hands, feet, and face
                          • Insomnia
                          • Shortness of breath upon exertion
                          • Nosebleed
                          • Persistent rapid pulse
                          • Drowsiness
                          • General malaise
                          Prevention:
                           
                          Ascending slowly is the best way to avoid altitude sickness. Avoiding strenuous activity such as skiing, hiking, etc. in the first 24 hours at high altitude reduces the symptoms of AMS. Alcohol and sleeping pills are respiratory depressants, and thus slow down the acclimatization process and should be avoided. Alcohol also tends to cause dehydration and exacerbates AMS. Thus, Marvel Adventure strictly suggests avoiding alcohol consumption in the first 24–48 hours at a higher altitude.
                           
                          Guides and porters fromMarvel Adventure are very much familiar with this problem due to their experience. All of them are trained with basic medical trainings and hence they definitely can help you. 

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