Renjo la pass gokyo trek takes you to the unbelievable scenery of remote isolated valley and its beautiful pristine lakes, glacial lakes and stunning mountain vistas that include Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho-Oyu (4th Tallest mountains) on earth. A trek over Renjo la pass than descend down to gokyo lakes trek is considered a traditional trek of Everest region. Visiting Ngozumpa Glacier located just behind of gokyo lodges is recognized as the largest glacier of Nepal Himalayas. The tallest mountains which is higher than 8, 000 meter are Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu can be seen in a great panorama within 360 deg angle from Gokyo Ridge. The view from gokyo ri is absolutely stunning during the sunrise and sunset time. And of course, this trek is one of the most remarkable features of the tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung (2,922m). This trek can be done in any time through out the year but except winter.
Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu (1,348m/4,408ft)
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.
Day 2 Fly to Lukla (2,860m/9,352ft). Trek to Tok Tok (2640m.), 4 hrs
We take early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Upon arrival at Lukla, we would be refreshed in one of the hotels and then start our trek to TOK Tok (2640m.). We trek following a gentle climb up the mountain side on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi. Nupla (5885m) can be seen in a stone throwing distance on the opposite bank. In the late afternoon, we reach Tok Tok village.
Day 3 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,249ft.), 5 hrs
We walk along the bank of Dudh Koshi river. Thamserku is standing majestically skyward on the opposite bank. We continue along the trail with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny Monjo village, walk further Sagarmatha National Park entrance offer where a park entrance fee has to pay. We follow a short walk along the riverbed of valley where the river forks Dudh Koshi to the right Bhote Koshi to the left. As we cross over Hillary bridge, than steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. On the way, we would have excellent views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.).Surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, Namche Bazaar is a central hub of the area for food, trekking gears and other necessary goods.
Day 4 Namche Bazaar to Tengboche Monestery (3,867m/ 12,645 ft.), 6 hrs
Taking breakfast at Namche Bazaar, we would be heading towards Tengboche (3867m.). The trail goes ahead leaving a steep cliff that drops down to the Dudh Kosi. In this section too, we would have a panoramic view of the Himalayas such as Ama Dablam (6812m), Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7855m) and Tawoche (6501m). We would visit Trashinga, Phunki Tenga and reach Tengboche. Tengboche offers a good view of sun rise and sun set at Everest and Ama Dablam.
Day 5Namche Bazaar to Thame (3820m), 4 hours
Having breakfast at Namche Bazaar, we trek to Thame. It takes about 5 and ½ hours normal walk to reach Thame from Namche Bazaar. The trail goes west direction from Namche Gompa and leads large array of prayer flags, mani stones and chortens. The carved mani stones all the way to Thame are some of the most complex and picturesque in Khumbu.
Day 6 Trek from Thame to Lungdeng (4500m), 4 hours
From Thame, we trek to Lungdeng which is situated at a distance of about 6 hours walk. En route, one can observe varieties of plants and animals, Sherpa culture and unique settlement of Sherpa people. Overnight stay at Lungdeng.
Day 7 Trek over Renjo la than descend to Gokyo (4790m.), 7 hrs.
The trail follows a sharp uphill passing through a large sandy kharka. The trail continues to ascend towards the edge of the glacial lake, from where we start to climb the stone steps. Walking along the stone staircase we approach the adventurous and challenging Renjo La Pass 5435m, however the view from the Renjo la is stunning. The trail now descends around a rocky spur which can be icy. We follow the trail downhill entering a broad valley and towards Gokyo. Overnight stay at Gokyo.
Day 8 Gokyo Lake to Gokyo Ri (5,360m.) and back to Gokyo.
We climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri early in the morning to have stunning views of the upper Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas like – Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu (8481m), Cho-Oyu (8201m) and Gychung Kang (7922m) and after lunch hike to 4th and 5th lake if you have enough energy. After sightseeing around there back to Gokyo Guest house for overnight stay.
Day 9 Day 09: Gokyo lakes to Phortse village, 4 / 5 hrs.
Walks descend to reach the very beautiful village of Phortse, for our second home stay component in Sherpa houses. This village has over 20 Everest summits, and you meet a lot of them right there in the village. The village is famous for its tolerance and conservation of wildlife, so sights of deer and pheasants is common here.
Day 10 Trek to Pangboche 3930m, 6 hrs
We head up the hill in back of Phortse to the ridge where we look down on Tengboche Gompa across the Dudh Koshi valley. Today’s trail also has fantastic mountain views and a trail that rivals yesterdays, though not as long. We contour around the eastern side of Taboche, with a few small crests, for just over three hours to reach Upper Pangboche, where we stop for a look at one of the oldest Gompas (500 years) in the Khumbu. From the hotel, one can treat to a sunset over Ama Dablam, Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse. It’s a nice walk up past the Gompa to another hermitage, tucked away at the mouth of a narrow gorge and a good place to scour the small shops for left-over Everest supplies, as many of the Everest Sherpas come from Pangboche.
Day 11 Pangboche to Namche Bazaar.
A wonderful walk along well used yak trails down to the bridge over the Dudh Kosi, through rhododendrons and past ancient, moss-covered mani walls to Debouche, where we’ll stop at the Ani Gompa, or nunnery. Afterwards, we start the steep climb to the spectacularly set Tengboche Gompa, backed by the massive wall of Kantaiega. We’ll stop to visit the Gompa, have some tea, and descend steeply to Phunki Tenga and the bridge across the river. A last steep climb and some contouring through scrub, pine forests and rhododendron eventually leads us to Kyangjuma, where we stop again for a sunny lunch on the terrace of Ama Dablam Lodge. A further 1:30 hrs of contouring brings us to the Namche Bazaar.
Day 12Trek descend down to Lukla Bazzar.
From previous customer’s experience, people tend to find this part of the hike is longest comparing other days. Along the journey, you will have plenty of opportunities to walk over suspension bridges. Once we reach Lukla airport. Lukla bazaar has a kind of party atmosphere where you can find several bars and it is good time to celebrate with your guides and trekking partners after such great adventure and achievement.
Day 13 Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu, 35 minutes.
Early morning, fly from Lukla to Kathmandu on a twin Otter. Upon arrival, meet and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day free for leisure. Overnight hotel in Kathmandu. At evening, Typical Nepali style Dinner !
Day 14 International airport transfer. Trip Finish!
Drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your onward destination.
The following listed equipment is suggested and essential for Tea house trekking and camping trekking in the Nepal Himalaya. Make sure that below list as a guideline proposal. Some of the Trekking equipment can be hired or bought in the many adventure shops in Kathmandu.
The following basic equipment check lists should help you with your packing. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. At the start of the trek your packed trek bag should weigh not more than 33 pounds or 15 kg.
The above itineraries are subject to change due to condition beyond our control. This is a Guide line showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.
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Trip Price : USD 1290 Per Person
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