Gokyo – Renjo-La pass trekking (Gokyo RI-5357m)

Trip Overview

Mt. Everest is the highest peak in the world which is located at the elevation of 8,848m from the sea level.Located at and within the UNESCO heritage site, Sagarmatha National park, the mountain stands as a testimony to the spirit of the human race and their attempt to conquer nature’s challenge. Named after Sir George Everest, the British surveyor General of India, Everest is known as  Chomolungma in Tibet and Sagarmatha in Nepal. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa from New Zealand and Nepal respectively became the first to scale the highest peak in May 29, 1953. Then onwards, several others were climbed and put the foot on the peak. Visitors spend several days to complete the Everest trial however, all of them may not have enough time and effort to make a base camp trip, we recommend them to make this cultural trial within 10 days at lower elevation. This trek boasts of the most exotic sceneries, a blend of sherpa and Rai culture ( Sherpa is one of the rich ethnical group inhabit in this region where you can expore their culture, tradition, living style etc.) as we experience the tradition of Sherpa people in their homeland, visiting major monastries of the region. The trial goes from Gokyo  to Renjo La pass and return to Namche.

Outline Itinerary

Day  01  Kathmandu to Lukla and walk to Phakding (2610m)

Day  02  Phakding to Namche (3440m)

Day  03  Namche rest

Day  04  Namche to Phortche Thanga (3680m)[4 hrs]

Day  05  Phortche Thanga to Dole (4200m) [4 hrs]

Day  06  Dole to Machhermo (4470m)

Day  07  Machhermo to Gokyo(4790m)

Day  08  Gokyo rest

Day  09  Gokyo to Renjola pass (5345m) – Lunde (4300m)

Day  10  Lunde – Thame (3840m)

Day  11  Thame-Namche Bazaar

Day  12  Namche bazaar to Lukla (2800m)

Day  13  Lukla to Kathmandu

Day  14  Departure to your onward destination.

 

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1 Kathmandu to Lukla and walk to Phakding (2610m) – 4 hours walking

    Wake up early in the morning, breakfast at hotel and drive to domestic airport and fly to Lukla ( 2815m), trek to Phakding (2610m). The trial takes you through Dudh (milk) Koshi river and pine forest. We pass small groups of donkeys and yaks carrying trading goods and trek gear along the trial. The allure of the mountain is hard to resist, but we must be patient, as it is very important to acclimatize slowly and thereby fully appreciate our time at high altitude. It is the journey of first step so that needs to go slowly. Overnight at tea house.

    Day 02 Phakding to Namche (3440m) – 6 hours walking

    The trial climbs up the Dudh Koshi Canyon, crossing from side to side passing the villages of Benkar and Chomou and through forests of blue pine, fir and juniper. Between 3600m and 4200m birch and rhododendron predominate. Solid villages with dry stone walls of the type and the Lake District can be seen running down from the high meadows. After registering the name of tourist at Jorsale, the trial undulates along the valley up to the confluence of Bhotekoshi and Dudh Koshi. This part of the trial is virtually sunless and notoriously cold and windy, the wind funneling down the gorges of both rivers. From this point, you begin the final step to Namche Bazaar.Along the trial, you can explore the Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse and Mt. Lhotse etc. Overnight rest at Namche bazaar.

    Day 03 Namche rest – A rest day for acclimatization, which is situated in a sheltered horseshoe shaped basin high above the Bhote Koshi Gorge.Terraced houses cling to the hillside.It is as developed town where banking facilities also available.

    Day 04 Namche to Phortche Thanga (3680m)[4 hrs] – Climb the hill to Khumjung and descend to the east of the village down the broad valley leading to the Dudh Koshi. The route then turns north goes steeply up offers spectacular views.

    Day 05 Phortche Thanga to Dole (4200m) [4 hrs]– A short hiking for acclimation to the altitude. The train climbs steeply out of the valley through rhododendron forests which give  way to fragrant stands of juniper and large conifers as the elevation increases. At the time of rhododendron blooming ( in spring) then area seems beautiful. The route passes a herders’ hut at Tongba (3950m) then arrive gently to Dole.

    Day 06 Dole to Machhermo (4470m) [5 hrs]- The trial goes steeply through juniper forest to Luza (4360m). The trial then climbs along the side of the valley, high above the river, crossing sandy spurs to Machhermo.

    Day 07 Machhermo to Gokyo(4790m) [4 hrs]- Beyond Machhermo the trial climbs a ridge for an excellent view both down the valley to Kantega and upwards Cho Oyu. The path slowly goes up and arrives at Panka then further climb to a large cave area known as Nilibuk. After having a lunch, the trial climbs steeply along a narrow crafted staitcase trial.

    Day 08 Gokyo rest – The views around Gokyo are tremendous. To see best view, climb Gokyo Ri (5357m), small peak above the lake. Two hour climbing leads you to the peak for trenmedous views of Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse and Tawachee.

    Day 09 Gokyo to Renjola pass (5345m) – Lunde (4300m) [8 hrs]– 5 hours walking

    After breakfast at 07:30, the trek starts at around 08:00 to cross Renjola (5345m) on the otherside of the lake. After the pass, you will be dropped down with the help of rope and descend to Lunde. This beautiful alpine valley offers magnificient views of Everest and nearby mountain and the route was used for yak caravan all the way to Namche.

     

    Day  10 Lunde – Thame (3840m) [3 hrs]– 5 hours walking -After breakfast, the trek starts and goes through amazing views of snow peaks. We may encounter with Tibetan traders along the way of picturesque of  a rare lifestyle. A 150m above from Thami, a beautiful monastry can be visited and explore the home of Lama and lay people. And at the middle of the May each year, there will be a festival held called Mani Rimdu – spring celebration.

     

    Day  11 Thame-Namche Bazaar (3445m) – 5 hours walking – After breakfast at 07:30, trek commences and descend down to Namche Bazaar.

     

    Day  12 Namche bazaar to Lukla (2800m) – [7 hrs]The steps will be retraced to Lukla, the ending point of trek, overnight rest and leaving the footprint.

     

    Day  13 Lukla to Kathmandu – Morning after breakfast, walking a short onto the Lukla airstrip and fly to Kathmandu airport. And then transfer to Kathmandu hotel, overnight at hotel.

    Day  14  Departure to your onward destination.

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1. Service Includes
  • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight
  • Accomodation and meals during the trek at tea houses
  • Conservation permit and TIMS
  • English Spoken Guide
  • Necessary porters
  • Domestic airport pick up & drop
  • Staff allowance and their insurance
  • Arrival pick up and departure transfer
  • Three over night Kathmandu hotel
2. Service Excludes
  • Beverages & Bar bills
  • Personal expenses
  • Insurance in case of emergency ( Like helicopter rescue)
  • Airport Taxes
  • Tipping & other expenses like donation to any party
  • Meals during the stay in Kathmandu
  • Delay due to weather or loss due to the situation beyond our control

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Trip Overview

  • Max Altitute: 5357m
  • Trip Duration: 14 Days
  • Trip Region: Everest Region
  • Trip Start From: Lukla
  • Trip End In: Lukla
  • DailyWalking Hour: 5-6 Hours
  • Max Altitude: 5357m
  • Trip Route: Kathmandu- Namche- Thame - Gokyo - Renjo La - Lukla
  • Permit: Conservation, VMEP and TIMS
  • Trip Season: September to November and March to May
  • Activity Level: Strenuous Trek
  • Group Size: 1-10
  • Trip Budget: USD 1230

What To Expect

  • Accommodation Type

    Lodges/Teahouse