Trek to Gokyo Renjo-La Pass
Trek to Gokyo Renjo-La Pass
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Gokyo Renjo-La Pass trek is one of the challenging and adventurous trekking routes of Nepal. This trek is an amazing trail in the Khumbu region. This trek leads you to the beautiful Gokyo valley. This route is one of the famous routes for trekking in Nepal. This trail is an escape from the main route to reach the Everest base camp. During the journey, you will get to interact with many locals and get to see their cultures and lifestyles.
The trail offers you breathtaking views of mountains and lakes. With every step you move forward, you will get to experience and view something new and iconic. You will mainly find the locals of the Sherpa community who are the aboriginal people of the Himalayan region of Nepal. You will also visit many ancient monasteries on the way. Reaching the destination point you will get to see an iconic view of Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Makalu (8463m), Mt Thamsekru (6723m), Mt. Pumori (7145m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m), Mt. Nuptse (7855m), Mt. Amadablam (6856m), Mt. Makalu (8463m), and others.
The trail begins with a flight from Lukla which offers a mesmerizing view. The trail then moves towards Namche Bazaar which is a famous tourist area in this region. The journey also includes the visit to Sagarmatha National park. The track will sometimes go off-beat which can be a thrilling experience. Gokyo lake is also one of the major highlights of this trek. The trail takes you to one of the high mountains passing the Khumbu. This trek will add a glorious memory in your trekking diary. This trek can be suitable for the experienced and the trekkers who want adventures and thrilling experiences.
Day 01: Arrival in KathmanduAfter your arrival in TIA, our representative will be waiting for you to guide through the streets of Kathmandu and reach your selected hotel. In the evening you can roam the local areas nearby the hotel and the heritages nearby. You can go through the maps and outlines of the trip at night.
Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft)We will pick you up from the hotel in the morning after finishing your breakfast. Then, we will take a flight to Lukla. You will have an iconic view from the flight, Lukla airport is one of the thrilling airports in Nepal. As soon as we land in Lukla, we will start our trek for 3 hours to Phakding. On the way, we can see beautiful landscapes. We will spend the night at a guesthouse in Phakding.
Day 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) and acclimatizationAfter having breakfast, we will leave Phakding. Following the Dudh Koshi river we will ascend through Himalayan pine forest and reach Namche Bazaar. This village is famous for trade between Nepal and Tibet from ancient times, you will find many trekkers here. We will reach Namche by 1 o’clock and have the rest of the day exploring Namche. We will again hike for 5 hours and reach the highest airport in the world-Syangboche airport. We will then move towards the Everest view hotel which gives you a breathtaking view of many mountains including Everest, we will also visit monasteries. Overnight in Namche.
Day 4: Trek from Namche to Dole (4200m/13776ft)Leaving Namche we will head towards Dole. We will walk by Kyangjuma and climb steeply out of the valley. The routes blossomed with rhododendrons mostly in springtime. We will pass through huge pastures which were the grazing lands for yaks in this region. On the way, we will get some views of Khumbila and Twache. We will spend the night in a lodge in Dole.
Day 5: Trek from Dole to Machhermo (4400m/14432ft)After having morning breakfast, our trail climbs up Lambara and Luza. It will take us around 5 to 6 hours to reach Machheremo. The routes are mostly steeper. The routes pass through pastures, rivers, and climbs along the side of the valley. We will reach Machhermo after a few more steps which will be our stay for the night.
Day 6: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4700m/15416ft)We will leave for Gokyo Lake after having breakfast. We will climb a ridge for the view of the valley to Kantega and Cho Oyu. We will have a walk of 4 to 5 hours, the route passes through pangka and descends to the riverbank. Then we will climb up the moraine of Ngozumpa glacier. Reaching Gokyo Lake will have a relaxing view and we will have our night in a lodge here.
Day 7: Hike to Gokyo RI (5360m/17880ft)You will wake up with a beautiful view of the lake. Then we will climb up to the Gokyo-RI for the flattering view of Mahalangur Himalayan range. We will be climbing for two hours to reach the peak, from here you will have the view of the largest glacier of Nepal-Ngozumpa glacier and view of many breathtaking mountains like Cho Oyu, Everest, Makalu, Tawache and more. Then we will walk down for the night.
Day 8: Trek to Lunden (4300m/14104ft) via crossing Renjo La Pass (5340m/17843ft)We will have an adventurous and challengi day passing Renjo La Pass. The trail moves into the remote northern valley where access is restricted, you will see the landscapes here which are the borders for Tibet. Sometimes you can also get to see the Tibetan traders here. We will descend to Nangpa La Pass, we will see many yaks and landscapes here. We will spend the night in a guest house in Lunden.
Day 9: Trek from Lunden to Thame (3800m/1346ft)After having breakfast, our trail continues for 4 to 5 hours of walk. We will walk down to Thame which offers more beautiful snow peaks. If we walk 150m above from Thame, we will get to visit the ancient monastery which is the living of many monks. In the spring, Mani Rimdu festival of Budhhist is celebrated here. We will have our dinner and stay in a lodge of Thame.
Day 10: Descend to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft)Following the same route and views we will descend to Namche Bazaar which will take us around 5 hours of walk. Our night will be at a hotel in Namche Bazaar.
Day 11: Trek from Namche to Lukla (2800m/9184ft)After having morning breakfast, we will leave for Lukla. The trail moves along the Dudh Koshi river and small mountain views. We will spend a night at Lukla enjoying the views and accommodations of locals.
Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu from LuklaFinishing our breakfast, we will head towards Lukla airport and take a flight for Kathmandu. Enjoying the view from the flight we will reach Kathmandu. Our representative will drop you at your hotel and you can rest for the day or you can also sightsee Kathmandu valley if you want to.
Day 13: Departure from KathmanduWe will arrange a farewell in the traditional Nepali way. Then our representative will drop you at the airport for your departure. In case you want more treks in Nepal you can inform us we will arrange things as per your demand.
- Trek duration: 13 nights and 14 days
- Accommodations: Lodge/ local tea house/ tented camps
- Transportation: overland and flight
- Group size: 3 to 15(max)
- Best season: September-November or February-May
- Per Day walk: 3 to 7 hours (max)
- Trek cost-*****
- Viewing beautiful Gokyo Lake
- Magnificent Gokyo valley.
- Close observation of Sherpa culture and lifestyle.
- The mesmerizing view of Mountains
- Thrilling and adventurous trail.
- Visit ancient Buddhist monasteries.
- Scenic mountain flight to Lukla.
- Routes passing through pine forests and Rhododendron.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
- Hotel pick up and drops
- Tickets for domestic flight throughout the trek
- Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner throughout the trek
- Necessary trekking equipment.
- Licensed guide
- Tickets and passes for entry posts for the trek.
- Farewell in Nepali tradition.
- Appreciation certificate for the trek to Gokyo Renjo-La pass
- Tips of guides
- Government local taxes and VAT
- Accommodations and insurance of guide
WHAT IS EXCLUDED
- Entry visa of Nepal.
- Food and accommodation before and after the trek.
- Personal expenses (laundry, WIFI, snacks, etc).
- The additional cost in case of illness and natural calamities.
- Personal trekking equipment.
- Other expenses that are not mentioned in the inclusion section.
RECOMMENDED TREKKING GEARS
Trekking without any necessary gear can be very harmful and won’t be easy. No one wants to get hurt in a remote and distant area where there’s no proper health care. So to make your trekking safer and as well as trouble-free, we have enlisted some of the necessary gears that you need to acknowledge before heading for trekking is the highlands.
NECESSARY TREKKING GEARS
Here are some of the trekking gears which will be there to assist us while climbing any kind of mountain trails weather be steep or narrow. These trekking gears are extremely useful and are handy so make sure you have it in your checking list.
- Trekking sticks
- Quick-drying pants and shorts.
- Jackets and thermal suit to outcast cold
- Rainwear (jacket and pants.
- Duffle bags
- Plastic boots and crampons
- Mountaineering ice axes
- Climbing helmets (optional)
PERSONAL ITEMS CLOTHING
It’s very necessary to wear the outfit according to the situation and place. So here are some of the essential clothing gears required for trekking.
- Warm, insulated jacket or vest
- Fleece pants
- Warm hat
- Bandana (if necessary)
- Boots or shoes suited to the terrain
- Socks (synthetic or wool)
- Extra clothing (beyond the minimum expectation)
- Spare plastics or Ziplock bags to distinct clean clothes and dirty clothes.
It’s very essential to take your own health and hygiene from the new weather condition. So here are some of the apparatus that might be needed while the trekking period.
- Sanitation trowel (if no washroom)
- Baby wipes
- Sun Hat
- Toilet Paper
- Urinary products
- Sanitizers and alcohol wipes
To capture moments, to withdraw money, and to trek in a very efficient manner here are some technical gears that should be packed.
- Diaries and Journal to write experiences in words
- Books/GPS navigators
- Credit cards/ATM cards