Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek – 15 Days
Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek is one of the challenging trekking in Everest Region which lets you go to Everest Base Camp, escaping from the mainstream trekking trail. This trekking experience will give you an exclusive experience in your journey to the Everest Base Camp. Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek has its attractive features on its way, away from the crowd.
Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek offers you view the attractive snowy mountains, Himalayan mountainous scenery, Lakes, Terraces, a traditional Valleys. The traditional and culture observed in the trek which takes your heart of the Everest Trekking region and makes you feel every moment delightful. Gokyo Renjo-La Pass Trekking offers you with renowned remarkable 5 lakes. Gokyo Valley and Renjo-La pass trek let you see the majestic view of a different highest mountain peak in Nepal.
The Mountains like Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8585m), Cho-Oyu (8201m), and other outstanding mountains as AmaDablam, Kongde, Thame Peak, Thamserku, and Khagtega. The largest glacier of Himalayas Ngozomba is one of the most beautiful sceneries of Gokyo valley, which can be viewed all the way from Cho Oyu peak to Dole. Another enticing attraction of this trek is the Gokyo Ri peak (5357m).
The greatest view tower for Mt.Everest from where we get the pleasure of 360-degree panoramic view of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Pumori, Lingtren, Chola Peak, Machherma Peak, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru, etc. Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek displays the beautiful mountains and hikes the raw earth on well-known trails is a great way to get to know the unique landscapes in this wonderful Himalayan country of Nepal.
The heart touching view can be seen when the snow melts & the sun begins to shine, Gokyo Renjo La Pass trek bluntly exposes its natural beauty in extravagant displays that could probably be seen nowhere else. It is absolutely one of the most challenging trails and thrilling trekking areas in the Everest region. It is the short trek offering the trekkers a beautiful view within a limited time to explore the most well-known natural destination of Nepal. The Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek is the best trek if you are looking for an adventure trek to set among breath-taking high mountain surroundings.
Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek Highlights
- The Kathmandu valley sight-seeing includes Nepal’s most popular place Kathmandu which is historical and listed in UNESCO.
- Get a chance to Visit beautiful village Namche and Khumjung during the trek.
- Mesmerizing views of Icefall and Glacier in the Himalayas.
- Serves you with the beauty of Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku, Ice Fall view from Gokyo Ri at an elevation of 5365 meters.
- Get a chance to visit Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri in the trek.
- Trek passes over the Renjo la.
- Get a chance to visit Thame village which is one of the beautiful villages in the Everest Region.
Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival to Kathmandu.
Once you land at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), our airport representatives will kindly receive you and take you to your hotel, in a private car or a high-end tourist bus. After checking in, you can either explore this vibrant and exciting city on your own or, take a cozy rest at your hotel.
Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla & Trek to Phakding (2610m)
On the second day, we’ll board a flight to Lukla (2810m), from TIA. You will be able to rejoice the sight of splendid hills, rivers, and mountains during the 30 minutes long flight. On reaching Lukla airport, you’ll be introduced to your porter, and served a wholesome breakfast. After that, we will head north to Phakding (2620m). It is an easy 3-hour hike through the Dudhkoshi valley. We will head north from the airstrip to Chheplung (2700m) and cross the crystal clear Thadokoshi on a locally built suspension bridge. Past the bridge, you can witness Kusam Kanggru (6367m), which is one of the toughest mountains to conquer. Away from the ThadoKoshi, the trail continues towards the Ghat (2590m) and we will cross a ridge marked with painted Mani stones. We will carry on our mount to reach the beautiful tribal village of Phakding where you will stay overnight.
Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3445m).
On our second day of the trek, we will head to Namche bazaar, the celebrated village of Khumbu region. On our way to Namche, we will cross the winding Dudhkoshi River 5 times on thrilling suspension bridges, covered with colorful Buddhist prayer flags. Then,
we will continue your climb, which will bring you to Jorsale. From there, it’s a two and a half-hour ascent to Namche, with two major viewpoints on your way. If you’re lucky, on a clear day, you can relish the hypnotic view of Everest. At Jorsale, you will enter Sagarmatha National park (UNESCO World Heritage Site) where you’ll be required to verify your permits. After 5-6 hours of tough hiking, we’ll reach Namche Bazaar, the chief economic hub of the region, also, the gateway to Everest.
Day 4: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
Adaptation to harsh geography and high altitude is vital before further continuing the ascent to avoid altitude sickness and other unwelcome illness. You’ll be taken for a one day hike through the beautiful villages of Khunde and Khumjung. After getting back at Everest view hotel, you can go to look at the giant skull of the so-called mystical creature “Yeti”, in a monastery in the region. You can also savor at a bakery at the world’s highest altitude. On a fairly clear day, you can view a breathtaking view of peaks such as Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam among others. The view of mountains from the Everest View Hotel is also commendable. After a nourishing breakfast at the hotel, we will endeavor an hour-long climb to the Syangboche airstrip (3790m), from where we will steadily ascend towards Khundu. On your way up, you can see century’s old Chorten (stone Buddhist monuments). From there, we will move eastwards to Khumjung, the largest settlement in the whole Khumbu region, at the lap of the holy peak of Khumbila. After savoring lunch at Khumjung, we will trail a slow climb to Everest View Hotel, from where you can again enjoy the view of Himalayas. The descend to Namche (3540m) is approximately 4/5 hours walk.
Day 5: Namche to Dole (4200m/13776ft) Duration: 5- 6 hours
The trails easy in the begging up to Kyangjuma & climb steeply out of the valley through rhododendron forests, which give way to fragrant stands of juniper and large conifers as the elevation increases. This trek is especially beautiful in spring when the rhododendrons are blooming. The trails pass many Kharkas, summer settlements used when Sherpas bring herds of yaks to graze in these high pastures. The route passes through the settlement s of Tongba (3950m) and Gyele (3960m) to Dole where there are few lodges. The views of Khumbila and Tawache (6542m) are incredible throughout the day!! Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
Day 6: Dole to Machhermo (4400m/14432ft) Duration: 4-5 hours
Trek begins with a steady climb along the valley. The air is now thinner, comparatively. The juniper forests now dominate the woods. As we go up, we can see beautiful summer settlements and grazing land throughout. The sight of tall silver mountains will be a treat, no wonder. Superb views of Cho Oyu, its neighboring peaks Kantega and Thamserku will feast our eyes. By noon, we will have arrived at Machermo (4,410m). We will spend the rest of the day exploring Machermo (4,410m) and spend the night there.
Day 7: Trek to Gokyo (4750m), after Lunch hike to Fifth Lake and back to Gokyo
After breakfast, we will continue the trail over the ridge for more exotic views. Majestic Cho Oyu stands tall, right in front of us. Below is the gorgeous view of Khantega gorge, innate. Beyond the edge, the valley extends as the trail goes side by side to Pangram at 4,390m. We descent down to the riverside, before we climb up to the fetal glacial deposit of the Ngozumpa glacier. Now, after a slightly higher ascent, we arrive at Gokyo, for a night stay. After the Lunch, We will also visit and relish the sight of magnetic Fifth Lake and take pictures. Overnight stay in Gokyo Village.
Day 8: Early morning hike to Gokyo Ri 5360m for sunrise
Early in the morning, we will conquer 5463m high Gokyo Ri from where we can view outstanding Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu among others. We will hike to Fifth Lake from where the view of peaks is even better. We will then descend to Gokyo and spend another night at Gokyo.
Day 9: Cross the Renjo La pass & trek down to Lungden (4350m).
We gently go uphill over the lush grassy area. The slope progressively becomes steeper and we head for the top. The trek is quite complex as it is very steep. From the top, we can view the stunning panorama of Rolwaling, Tengi Ragi Tau Mountains, and small Rermo Pokhari Lake to the west and Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Gyachung Kang and Gokyo lakes to the east. Through DudhPokhari lakes, we trek downhill through the beautiful meadow towards the Bhote Koshi Valley to continue beside the river. Luckily, we will come across yak caravans coming from Tibet heading towards Lungdeng. We will spend the night at Lungdeng.
Day 10: Trek down to Thame (3850m) and visit Thame Monastery
On the tenth day, we will hike to Thame. Situated at 3800m, we will also visit the historic Thame monastery and experience spiritual Buddhist practices. We can also witness the lovely culture of Sherpa people at Thame. We will spend the night here and enjoy the much-needed rest for our downhill trek to Namche flowing day.
Day 11: Trek down to Namche (3440m).
We will continue our trek down the Sherpa villages of Thame, leaving the mountains in the backdrop. We will walk down to the village of Namche bazaar, the epitome of Sherpa culture. We will stay the night at a guesthouse in Namche.
Day 12: Trek down to Lukla
It is around 7 hours long walk downhill from Namche to Lukla. On this day, our time at exotic Sagarmatha National Park will come to an end. Following the day, we will board a plane to capital. You will bid goodbye to this trek with a memorable walk down to Lukla.
Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu
Early morning, we will catch a plane from Lukla to Kathmandu. Don’t forget to pick a seat on the right side, to see the insatiable mountains again. On reaching Kathmandu, you will be escorted back to your hotel.
Day 14: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour.
Your sightseeing in this ancient city begins at around 8:30 am, after breakfast. A specialized tour guide and a comfy private vehicle will be available for your assistance. First, we will visit the biggest Hindu temple of Nepal, Pashupati Nath, which predates to Lichhavi period. Then, to Boudha Nath, and Swayambhu Nath, shrines of lord Buddha, uniquely built-in Stupa style architecture. The evening will be spent at Kathmandu Durbar Square, testimonial of middle age architecture.