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Gokyo Valley Renjo La Pass Trekking

Gokyo Valley Renjo La Pass Trekking

Gokyo Valley Renjo La Pass Trekking

Gokyo Valley Renjo La Pass trekking is one of very special and more challenging trekking route in Nepal and also the most popular and demanded trekking trails in the Everest region. Because this trekking combines home stays and is a off the beaten track in the Everest Region to take you to a small pass at 5390 meters, where the views of the Everest Range are the best. The best season for Renjo La Pass Trekking in Everest region is late Aug to early Dec and mid Feb to end of May because in this season you will be able to see greenery, flowers, clean Himalayas, paddy fields with crops on it and so on.

Renjo La Pass also known as Nagpa La trekking one another trekking trails in the Everest, as it is linked up with the Everest base camp trekking. It is believed to be one of the most challenging routes in the Everest region. This is considered to be one of the most adventurous trekking routes and the most frequently visited trekking routes in Nepal. One of the attractions of the Renjo La pass trekking is that you will have chance to explore the culture, tradition and lifestyle of Sherpa ethnic community. Besides that one can have breath taking views of several mountains like Lhotse (8511m), Nuptse (7864m), Cho-Oyu (8201m), Makalu (8475m), Amadablam (6856m), Thamserku (6608m), Pumori (7145m) among others with the ice fall.

Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass Trekking / 16 Days - Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu (1300m)

Day 02: Trek preparation and Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2800m) - 40 min. and trek to Phakding (2610m), 3-4 hours

Day 04: Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m), 5-6 hours

Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization

Day 06: Trek Namche Bazaar to Dole (4200m) 5-6 hrs

Day 07: Trek Dole to Machermo (4410m) 3-4 hrs

Day 08: Trek Machermo to Gokyo Valley (4760m) 4-5 hrs

Day 09: Acclimatisation day in Gokyo valley and hike to Gokyo- Ri (5357m) 3-4 hrs

Day 10: Trek Gokyo to Renjo-la Pass to Lugden (4500m) 6-7 hrs

Day 11: Trek Lunden to Thame (3800m) 5-6 hrs

Day 12: Thame Trek to Monjo (2835m) via Namche Bazaar, 4-5 hrs

Day 13: Trek Manjo to Lukla 4-5 hrs

Day 14: Fly Lukla (2800m) to Kathmandu - 40 min.

Day 15: Leisure day in Kathmandu

Day 16: Farewell Friend (Final departure to your onward destination)

Gokyo Valley Renjo La Pass Trekking / 16 Days - Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu (1300m)
Namaste & welcome to Mountain Guide Trek of Nepal. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by a representative from Mountain guide Treks (MGT). After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a Mountain Guide Treks and Expedition with Group leader's name display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to Hotel. After check in, if time allows, you will visit MGT office to meet your trekking leader as well as other participants and for final preparation for the trip. It all depends upon your arrival time. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
The day after breakfast we will start sightseeing tour with our professional tour guide to the several of most historical and spiritual Place in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered the World Heritage historic Sites such as Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddha Nath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. After come back from the tour there will be a pre-trip discussion with our trek leader and other team members. Mountain Guide Trek will brief you regarding your trek as well as we may have an opportunity to discuss any difficulties regarding our upcoming adventure. Rest of the time you could use for travelling around the Thamel and shopping of needed equipments and other necessaries. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2610m) 3-4 hrs. 
Early morning transfer to airport for Lukla flight. The flight into Lukla is a lifetime experience in itself. The airfield is at high evaluation and the difference between the two ends of the runway is about 60 meters! Trek to Phakding with green landscape & view of Kusum Kangraru. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 04: Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 5-6 hrs.
We follow the Dudh Kosi, ascending through Himalayan pine and Doedar cedar forests, to the celebrated village of Namche Bazaar. The village of Namche is a historic trading post where Nepalese and Tibetan traders exchange salt, dried meat and textiles. Besides being a superb place to shop for traditional crafts, Namche remains the central trading post in the Khumbu, attracting Himalayan and lowland merchants. You will spend two days in Namche for acclimatization, visit local markets and spend time with your team. On the hike we capture our first glimpses of Everest and neighboring peaks. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 05: Acclimatization Namche to Khumjung Hiking and return back to Namche Bazaar 
This day is reserved for acclimatization and a very slow descent into thin air. After breakfast you will start the ascent towards Khumjung. The trail ascends above Namche Bazar and passes through Syangboche (3720m) – this is where the local airport is located. From a hill top above the airport, you will get your first views of Taboche Peak (6 367m), Lhotse (8 414m), Peak- 38 and Ama Dablam (6856m). On arrival at Khumjung (3 780m), you could visit the Hillary School before stopping for lunch at one of the tea houses ‐ the walk takes about 3 hours. After lunch you will continue ascending the foot path to Khunde (3 840m), here you could visit the local hospital before the 2 hour ascent back to Namche Bazar. This day is physically demanding at times and you should be prepared as the weather is very unpredictable. Namche Bazaar is known as the gateway of the Everest Region, visit the local museum where you can see the traditional custom of the Sherpa peoples. You will spend a second night in Namche. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 06: Trek Namche Bazaar to Dole (4090m) 5-6 hrs
After stroll around the Namche area, today we refreshed and fairly easy to walk further on. Our walk follows on the gradual trail with few short up and downs overlooking magnificent view of the great giant snow peaks from Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde peak after a pleasant walk of two hours to a small place at Shanasa, from here and trek ascents the left side to Mongla hill and continue down to Phortse Thanga for the overnight stay. We serve our lunch at here. Enjoy the walking and further few hours walk ascending will reach at Dole. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 07: Trek Dole to Machhermo (4410m) 5-6 hrs
Trek from Dole to Machhermo you will climb gradually along the side of the valley, where the small and thorny bushes give way to scrub juniper as the altitude increases. The trail passes many summer settlements, which are used when yaks are taken to these pastures to graze in the summer months. Ahead of you are excellent views of Cho Oyu (8201m) while back down the valley are the peaks of Kantega (6783m) and Thamserku (6623m). You are walking through Lhabarma (4330m), Luza (4340m) and finally reach at Machhermo (4410m). (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 08: Trek Machhermo to Gokyo (4750m) 4-5 hrs
Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo the trail climbs a ridge for an excellent view both down valley to Kangtega and up towards to Cho-Oyu (8201m). Beyond the ridge, the valley widens as the trail passes through Pangka at 4390m then descends to the river bank before beginning the climb onto the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier. It is a steep climb up the moraine, switch backing alongside the stream to the first small lake Longponga (4650m) where a family of Brahmin ducks has resided for many years. After first lake the trail now becomes almost level as it follows the valley past a second lake known as Taujung (4710m) and continue trek to Gokyo Lake (4750m). (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 09: Acclimatisation day in Gokyo and hike to Gokyo- Ri (5357m) 3-4 hrs
Today, a rest day and free from packing after breakfast a hike to Gokyo Ri (5357m) is one of the highlight of the trip, the view around Gokyo valley itself is amazing, for the very best panorama. The climb is quite step first 30 minutes, approx two hours to reach the top with its traditional flags. From there you will have a magnificent view of highest peaks, from the west and east are Offers breathe taking views providing a panorama of Cho Oyo (8153m), Gyachung Kang (7922m), Everest 8848m), Lhotse (8501) and far as to Mt. Makalu in the east and superb view of Gokyo Lakes. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 10: Trek Gokyo - Renjo-la Pass to Lugden (4500m) 6-7 hrs
Today our destination is to reach the Lugden by crossing Renjo La pass (5415m), the trail often follow steeply ups and down with sandy ridge. We will cross frozen stream and walking throw dramatic rock, we will past several yak Kharkas and twin Renjo lakes. The view from the top is incredible, you can have magnificent views of 7000 meters to 8000 meters peaks all around including Kalathar Tengboche monastery, Chola glacier and many more. Then you will go down to the Lugden (4500m), (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 11: Trek Lunden to Thame (3800m) 5-6 hrs
The walk leads downhill most of the way to the sleepy village at Thame the trek passes through several yak pasture and grazing area with Shepard's shed on this beautiful walk downhill offering grand views of the nearby snow capped peaks. After a good walk of nearly 5-6 hrs reaching at Thame village for the overnight stop. Thame is quite a large village with spotted houses around this valley it is a gate way to Tibet side through the Nangpa-la north of Thame and the west route leads to Tashi-Labtsa pass as well. This place has an old important Monastery where the festival of masked dance takes place every year around the month of end of May or the first week of June as per the Tibetan lunar calendar. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 12: Thame Trek to Monjo (2835m) via Namche Bazaar, 4-5 hrs 
From Thame the walk leads downhill towards the Bhote-Koshi River which finally joins the Dudh Kosi River. The walk continues on the serene path reaching at Thamo home of the famous Everest climber Ang Rita Sherpa honored with the name of "Snow Leopard" From here another hour or two brings you at Namche Bazaar, after a break here retrace the journey downhill to Monjo for the overnight stop. Located just near after the Sagarmatha National Park entrance, (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 13: Trek Manjo to Lukla (2800m) 4-5 hrs
Last day of this great trek will be one of the good walk to Lukla, you can walk at your own special normal speed, leisurely and enjoying the lush green scenery around. Apart from few short uphill the only long climb will be just before Lukla which will take approx 45 minutes from a place called Chop lung or from the old big oak tree on reaching Lukla, prepare for the last day great dinner and a party with the fellow Sherpa crew, porters and trekking members for memorable trip. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 14: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu - 30 min.
If the weather is good, early in the morning you fly back to Kathmandu after your long mountain journey. After 30 min you will be arrive at domestic airport at Kathmandu. We will send private Car/van/bus to pick up you to the hotel than you can rest and relax throughout the day in the hotel if you don't have any necessities things to do. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Day 15: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Today is your leisure day, if interested you could buy some gifts from Nepal for your friends and relatives, you will visit some nearby shops or venture at Thamel for typical Nepalese goods which can be assisted by our guides or you can do it yourself too. If enthralled to explore some other areas of Kathmandu you could take some more time to do that today! Remember, we will be hosting a fantastic celebration "Farewell dinner" at traditional Nepalese restaurant with Mountain Guide Trek staffs for successful completion of the Gokyo Valley Renjo-La Pass Trek! (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Day 16: Farewell Friend (Final departure to your onward destination) 
Today is last day in Nepal for this trip; you are saying good bye to the mountains as journey in Nepal comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight a representative from Mountain Guide Treks will take you to the airport.

(Useful Info:-Please note that often the Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight gets delayed by a few hours or may even be canceled for one, two, or more days due to bad weather conditions. Such conditions may happen even in the best seasons. Therefore, in such cases, you must be prepared for long waits both at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or end of the trek or even both! We do our extreme to avoid such delays, and fix you on next flight. Still, we suggest you to be prepared for possible delays/cancellation, and if possible to come with some extra buffer days (1-2 days) at the end of the trip to accommodate such delays. We also organize Heli rescue in such conditions, if it's available and upon request by our clients. In case, the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip: such a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other regions. If you are not interested in the alternative trip and would rather wait for the trip, you are welcome to wait in Kathmandu for as many days as it takes to get a flight to Lukla)

Cost Include

  • Airport pick up drop service
  • All land transportation as per itinerary
  • One day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with license holder tour guide
  • 4 night's hotel accommodation at Kathmandu in deluxe hotel on BB basis
  • Guest house/tented accommodation according to given itinerary (sharing in 2 bed room) and 3 meals (Breakfast, lunch, Dinner) during the trek
  • Domestic air ticket (Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu)
  • Domestic airport Tax
  • "Farewell dinner"before a day your departure from Nepal.
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
  • Down jacket, for seasonal sleeping bag, Mountain Guide treks & Expedition kit bag/duffel bag, trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entree visa: you can get a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International airport in Kathmandu (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by Paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • International airfare
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, water bottle, hot shower during the trekking etc.)
  • Personal trekking equipment & clothing
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fee
  • Tips for guides and porters

Note:- Cost includes and exclude section may give you better idea on how the trip is organized. Once you let us know the number of interested traveler and departure date we would get back to you with actual cost for the trip.

Equipment

The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass Trekking Nepal. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list; rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we are feel necessary for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.

Head

  • Light or warm fleece hat.
  • Watch with light & alarm
  • Sun hat and scrap
  • Sunglasses

Upper Body

  • T-shirts (4)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or sweater
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
  • Body lotion/Anti-sunlight cream

Hands

  • Playing cards
  • Lightweight gloves (water/wind proof)
  • Trail map and guide book
  • Heavy weight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body

  • Underwear (4)
  • Hiking shorts (4)
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks (4-pairs)
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4-pairs)
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Accessories

  • Sleeping bag
  • Money belt
  • Head touch and batteries
  • Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
  • Water bottle
  • Toiletries
  • Small wash towel

Optional Items

  • Swiss Knife
  • Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
  • Trekking map
  • Books (Highly Recommended)
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & extra batteries
  • Binoculars
  • Reading books
  • Journal & pen
  • Photo's of home/family
  • Energy/protein bars (optional)
  • Walkman

Note: If the above schedule does not meet your requirements, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

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Note: If the above departures dates are not matched for you may request own your suitable date!

Our Grand Discount Offer For 2015/2017

  • 04 to 06 people in a group, there will be 10% discount in total cost.
  • 07 to 09 people in a group, there will be 15% discount in total cost.
  • 10 to 19 people in a group, there will be 15% discount in total cost and 1 group leader free of cost.
  • 20 & above people in a group, there will be special discount in total cost and + + member free of cost.
  • Winter Special Offer: If you travel in winter time (Dec / Jan / Feb), there will be 10% discount in total cost.
  • Summer Special Offer: If you travel in summer time (June / July / August), there will be 10% discount in total cost.
  • Early Booking Special Offer: If you Book a Trip before 6 months from the trip departure, there will be 10% discount in total cost.

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