Gokyo Valley & Renjola Pass Trek
Everest Renjo-La pass trek is one of the best trekking routes for anyone. This trek leads the High pass Renjo-La which on the way to Tibet Boarder Nag pa-la and Gokyo valley. This trek is ideal for those people who like to do trek go through high pass but not difficult one.
The views from the Renjo-La is splendid, Far down you could see the Gokyo-valley with Gokyo lake – blue color and with the some Lodges, that looks like the painted by fine artist a beautiful magic art. The Renjo -La pass trek is one of best route in Khumbu trekking Region.
Gokyo Valley Renjola Pass Trek
Trip Duration: 16 days
Max. Altitude: 5360m
Accommodation: 3 nights in KTM, 12 nights in trekking lodges
Group Size: 2
» Airport Pick up & Drop of Transportation by private vehicle
# Two bed accommodation at Kathmandu in hotel with breakfast as per itinerary
» Sightseeing in Kathmandu Escorted with English Speaking Guide, private transportation & all Entrance fee
» Kathamandu /Lukla/ Kathamandu flight for Clients and guide
» Accommodation in tea house during trek
» Meals (Breakfast with tea coffee , lunch, dinner) in trekking
» sleeping bag
» Everest trekking map for group
» All necessary paper work & Permits
» National Park Fee
» A First Aid and Eco trained & Government licensed holder English Speaking guide
» One porter between each two members during trek( 1 porter carries maximum weight of 24 kg)
» Accommodation, meals, salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of trekking staffs
» Travel & Rescue arrangement.
» All government taxes.
» Farewell dinner
» International Airfare
» Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
» Domestic Airport Departure taxes Rs 200/Excess baggage charges.
» Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu
» water (suggested water purification tablets)
» tea coffee in lunch & dinner time during trek
» Soft/hard drinks
» Tips, any expenses of personal nature, client's insurance
» Personal gears & clothing
» Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
» Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual
Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions and the health of trekkers can all contribute to changes. The guides and their Sherpa assistants will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.
Accommodation on the trek & Food
You will be accommodated in lodges during tea house trek & tent in camping trek . Typical food available for lunch and dinner is Nepali rice & lentils, pasta, potato dishes, soups or pizzas. Delicious pancakes, porridge, toast and eggs are the main breakfast fare, while tea, coffee and hot chocolate are always available. You will probably be pleasantly surprised at the variety of food at the lodges.
There are a lot of steep ascents and descents on the trek and a good level of fitness is required. Some days you may be required to walk up to six hours. Please note that the estimated walking time each day will vary according to the overall fitness of the group and weather conditions.
Footwear & Clothing: Bring well broken-in walking shoes, suitable for snow; thick socks, light socks, camp shoes; down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and pants; sweater or fleece jacket; underwear; warm and cotton or polypropylene pants or jeans; shirts and T-shirts; shorts; long underwear; wool hat; sun hat; gloves; bathing suit; comfortable track/gym suit.
|City||Per Adult / Single Room||Per Adult / Double / Triple Room||Child Without Bed||Child With Bed|
|Kathmandu||USD USD $ 30||USD USD $ 30||USD USD $ 65||USD USD $ 75|
Kathmandu arrival (1300m)
Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel; here you will be formally introduced to your Guide and the activities to be enjoyed over the next few days. We will also ask for your passport photographs and any other details required for your trek permits, at this stage.
After breakfast, you start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. We will arrange a guide of your chosen language to give you a tour and introduction to our rich culture amongst our ancient and fascinating history and religion. In our sightseeing tour you go to Monkey temple Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar square. Durbar Square: -This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. There is an intriguing 17th century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar square, protected as an UNESCO world Heritage site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also museums inside the palace building. There is an entrance fee of Rs.250 for foreign visitors. Your ticket to the Square entitles you to visit all the museums. Swayambhunath, situated on a hillock 6.5 kilometres west of Kathmandu, this 2000 years old Stupa is the world’s most glorious Buddhist shrine and is surrounded by several small pagodas. The main temple is capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt and is painted on the four sides with all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. Pashupatinath, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the holiest and most famous Nepalese temple. Situated 5 kilometres northeast of Kathmandu on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, it is an impressive pagoda style structure with gilt roof and richly carved silver doors. It has bathing and cremation ghats, which are of absorbing interest to the tourist, particularly in the mornings and on festival days.
Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m) Trek to Phakding (2652m)
Your early flight to Lukla today will take approximately 30 minutes; from here you will trek to Phakding, descending 200m over 3 hours. You will catch a glimpse of some great mountains such as Nupla (5885m) above Kongde Ridge, Kusum Kang (6367m appears on the right a little later. All along you will be following the northern (left) bank of the Dudh Kosi River. It is important to take these first few days slowly to enable your body to acclimatise and to enjoy the passing scenery and culture.
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Today begins on level ground, relative to the environment in which you are! You will cross the river on a high suspension bridge and begin to climb up to Monjo (2800m) and on to the gateway to the Sagamartha National Park Entrance in place to protect and preserve this beautiful environment. There is a good rest stop on the way up where you will see people gathered, admiring the first real chance to see Everest in the distance. On the way up today you will be rewarded with views of Kusum Kangaru, Thamserku, Konde-Ri and Tawache Peak before eventually arriving at Namche after about 5 hours.
Rest day in and around Namche Bazaar
The main aim today is to allow your body to acclimatise, it is important to drink lots of water and take some gentle exercise. Namche is a growing town tucked into a neat little valley, there is lots going on in the centre with market days on Friday and Saturday. There are some interesting museums and shops. There is also internet and a sauna! You could venture further afield, take a visit to Khumjung where the Hillary school sits and Khunde nearby, on the way back to Namche you could visit the Shyangboche airstrip, (3790m) the highest in the world nearby is the Everest View Hotel for stunning views.
Namche to Khumjung [3790m]
Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole (4040m.) via Khumjung] and it takes about six hours. From Namche the route heads up all the way to Kumjung, a picturesque village which also has its own gompa at the top end of town. Here you can have excellent views of Thamserku, Kantega and Ama Dablam. Soon after leaving Khumjung the trail climbs to a large chorten on top of a ridge.
Khumjung to Dole [4040m].
Soon after leaving Khumjung the trail climbs to a large chorten on top of a ridge. This ridge descends from Khumbila, a 5734m peak, said to be the abode of the patron God of the Khumbu region. The trail descends slightly towards the Sanasa and then trail ascends up to Mongla (4000m.). From here, you can see panoramic views of various mountains. You trek steeply descend passing through Phortse Tenga and from there, the trail climbs steeply to Dole, through rhododendron and birch forest festooned with hanging mosses and lichens. You can enjoy delicious meal at Phortse Tenga (3650m.).
Dole to Machhermo [4410m].
In the morning we will follow a steep but beautiful climb through conifer and rhododendron forests and stands of juniper to Lhabarma 4220m and Luza 4360m. There are kharkas wherever there is a flat spot and the slightest hint of water. We continue to climb along the side of the valley, high above the river to the camp at Machhermo 4410 m.
Machhermo to Gokyo [4750m].
We will climb a ridge from where the valley opens wide as the trail passes through Pangkha. Mt. Cho Oyo 8153 m dominates the skyline to the north as we climb the moraine on the left flank of the Ngozumpa Glacier. The climb is steep to the first of the four lakes that lie in the Gokyo area but the trail levels off towards the second lake, Longponga at 4690m. We finally ascend a path past the largest of the lakes Dudh Pokhari to Gokyo at 4750m. Gokyo is a typical Kharka stone houses and stonewalled pastures.
Gokyo - Hike to Gokyo Ri [5360 m/5hrs)
Today we rest and acclimatize at Gokyo while explore the fifth lake passing another forth lake. At this juncture, we enjoy the great views of Mt. Everest and Cho-Oyu. If the weather is good, we grasp the opportunity to climb Gokyo Ri today instead of next day to enjoy the scene from the best viewpoint of Everest Region. Moreover, Gokyo is not only popular for its grand view from Gokyo Peak but also for the six lakes which it hosts. Definitely we would not miss the chance to observe the fourth (Thonak Tsho) and fifth lakes (Ngozuma Tsho). If interested, we climb on a hill at the edge of the Lakes to get astounding views of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makulu. Hiking up to Gokyo Ri rewards breathtaking views of sunrise over the Himalayas. Upon exploring the Gokyo Ri area, we get back to the camp for rest. We enjoy the feeling of being surrounded by panoramic mountains like Kusum Kanguru, Thamserku, K 43, Kangtega, Taboche, Cholatse, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest, Changtse, and Pumori.(B,L,D)
Gokyo-renjo pass (5338m) Lungden.
Today start our trek early after breakfast and prepare with well equipment as down jacket, gloves, boot, hat, sunglass, gaiter and crampons with stick. Start our trek with crews and ascending to Renjo La passes on rocky and snow covered trail with long glacier walk. It is steep uphill up to Renjo la, where from we can see the best view of Himalayan scenery including Mt. Everest and Gokyo valley. Descend few hrs to Lunden Village. It has a small settlement and specially Yak farming places and here we have a few basic teahouses where we can have a basic sharing room and basic Nepalese typical food.
Lungden trek to Thame.
Today we head towards the northern part following the Dudh Koshi River up to Thame valley . During the trek can be seen most scenic view of Surrounding mountain and Himalayan wildlife.
Thame trek to Monzo(2835m).
Trek to Monjo which takes approximately five and half hours. The villages of Kunde and Khumjung are only a short trek off the main trail and are well worth a visit. Khumjung has a beautiful monastery and Kunde has a small hospital run by Sir Edmund Hillary’s Himalayan Trust and you shall return to Namche via this route. The walk also heads past the Everest View Hotel and the Shyangboche airstrip before dropping into Namche where you take lunch. In the afternoon you descend steeply and then walk along the river bank back to Jorsale where you leave the national park before continuing on to your lodge at Monjo where you stay overnight.
Monzo trek to Lukla.
Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2886m.) and it takes about four hours. You re-trace your steps along the Dudh Koshi, crossing the western bank at Benkar. It is a beautiful and easy walk through blue pine and rhododendron forest, back-dropped with views of Kusum Kangaru. An early lunch will be taken at Phakding and in the afternoon you ascend out of the river valley back to the airstrip and you are offered lodge accommodation at Lukla. In the evening, a farewell dinner may be followed by a few celebratory drinks and dancing with Sherpa companions.
Lukla to Kathmandu fly Overnight in Hotel B
You will be on an early flight back this morning, on arrival in Kathmandu you will be met and taken to your hotel.
All too soon it's time to bid Nepal farewell and one realizes that we can never be intimate, only acquainted with this amazing adventure Himalaya.