Gokyo Valley, Renjo La Pass Trek

Gokyo Lake and Ngozumba Glacier view from Gokyo Ri

Retrace the footsteps of Tibetan people who walk down to Namche to trade their productions with salts. Perfect combination of trekking into Gokyo as well as Nangpa La Valley via Renjo La Pass which is considered the best in terms of having unobstructed views of Everest. Ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang is most dramatic attractions. To explore this area during the end of monsoon season when flowers blooms in Nangpa La gives the trekkers the illusion of walking on textured carpet.

Overview

Gokyo Valley Renjo La Pass Highlights Include:

  • Having an experience of flying one of the few most adrenaline to and from Lukla airport!
  • Staggering and versatile Himal, Mountain, Glaciers and many more
  • Trekking around Thame and Lungden, you will feel like you are in Tibet
  • Experience the warmth of the Sherpa culture, Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, and unparalleled beauty.
  • Beautiful fir, juniper, rhododendron forests and other flora and faunas in Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Gokyo Ri, Fifth Lake and Renjo La (17580ft.) will open up and provide us 360-degree’s panoramic views of Cho Oyu (27000ft.), Everest (29028ft.), Nuptse (25843ft.), Lhotse (27932ft.), Makalu (27825ft.), Pumori (23514ft), and countless other spectacular Himalayan peaks
  • Kala Patthar (18368 ft.) will open up and provide us 360-degree's panoramic views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori, and countless other spectacular Himalayan peaks.
  • Trek would appeal to anyone who is looking for a challenging trek in Everest region of Nepal.


You can chat online with other travellers booked in this trip once you have secured your spot with a £100 deposit!

OUTLINES OF ITINERARY:

DAY 01: ARRIVE TO KATHMANDU( 1300M/4265FT) (A)
DAY 02: ESCORTED KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING, TRIP PREPARATION (A,B) 
DAY 03: FLY TO LUKLA (2840M/9315FT), TREK TO JORSALLE (2805M/9200FT) 5-6 HRS (A,B,L,D)
DAY 04: TREK TO KHUMJUNG (3,790M/12430FT) 6-7 HRS (A,B,L,D)
DAY 05: REST, ACCLIMATIZATION AND EXPLORATION DAY (A,B,L,D)
DAY 06: TREK TO DOLE (4200M/14295FT) 5-6 HRS (A,B,L,D)
DAY 07: TREK TO MACHHERMA (4480M/14695FT) 4-5 HRS (A,B,L,D)
DAY 08: TREK TO GOKYO (4910M/16105FT) 5-6 HRS (A,B,L,D)
DAY 09: AT GOKYO: CLIMB GOKYO RI & EXPLORE AROUND FORTH LAKE: 6-7 HRS (A,B,L,D)
DAY 10: TREK TO LUNGDEN (4600M/15088FT) VIA CROSSING RENJO LA (5360M/17580FT) 7-8 HRS (A,B,L,D)
DAY 11: TREK TO THAME (3800M/12465FT) 6-7 HRS (A,B,L,D)
DAY 12: TREK TO BENGKAR 6-7 HRS(A,B,L,D)
DAY 13: TREK TO LUKLA (2840M/9315FT) 5-6 HRS (A,B,L,D)
DAY 14: FLY TO KATHMANDU (A,B)
DAY 15: AT LEISURE IN KATHMANDU (A,B)
DAY 16: ONWARD DESTINATION (B)
(Abbreviation: A-Accommodation, B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)

 

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Welcome at KTM Airport, airport pick up service & transfer to the hotel
  • KTM 4 nights 2 stars hotel room with breakfast
  • Walking tour around Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath and local markets of south of Thamel for 3 hrs.
  • All necessary trekking paper works such as trekking permit (TIMS), national park entry permit & conservation permit
  • Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park Permit fee
  • Trekking Permit (TIMS) fee
  • Everest region experienced government licensed and trained local English speaking guide (Get your own guide)
  • A local porter for each four of you
  • Local people operated room in lodges
  • All hot meals on trek as per itinerary order with our hygienic Eco-friendly Outdoor Menu
  • Treated drinking water to fill in your bottle
  • Camp/dine fire/warm up charge where available
  • Guide staff/porter foods, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation & local taxes
  • All road transport by public/private vehicle as per itinerary
  • KTM-LUA-KTM round way internal flights
  • KTM & Lukla domestic airport tax
  • Applicable government taxes (13% VAT and 10% tourism service charges)
  • Hotel Domestic airport/bus park-hotel transfers service
  • Travel and rescue arrangement support
  • Trip crew medical supplies (first aid kit)
  • Trip success certificate (case of trip success)
  • Airport transfer to KTM Airport by vehicle after trip


 

THE PRICE DOESN'T EXCLUDES:

  • Your all kinds of insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Single supplements except solo trip service
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Bar bills and laundry
  • Optional trips
  • Tips
  • All except explained in "PRICE INCLUDES" section above

Details

DETAILS OF ITINERARY:

 

Retrace the footsteps of Tibetan people who walk down to Namche to trade their productions with salts. This is a combination of trekking into Gokyo Valley as well as Nangpa La Valley via Renjo La Pass. The Pass itself is considered one of the best in terms of having unobstructed views including Mount Everest. The tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang is one of the most dramatic attractions of the Gokyo Valley. The most wonderful experience would be to explore this area during the end of monsoon season when flowers blooms in Nangpa La giving the trekkers the illusion of walking on textured carpet. Namche, the most prosperous and largest Sherpa village in Khumbu, offers you an epic view of Everest panorama, unique experience of the Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, and unparalleled beauty. Afterwards, we will traverse beautiful fir, juniper and rhododendron forests in Sagarmatha National Park.

 

 

DAY 01: ARRIVE KATHMANDU
Airport representative of Mountain Climbers Treks & Adventure will receive you and transfer by private vehicle to the hotel. Leisure day to adjust with altitude, weather and time difference as well as to take rest from jetlags. to the culture shock of medieval Kathmandu, with its bustling bazaars interspersed with shrines and temples and interesting architecture. In the evening you can either eat in at your hotel or venture out to one of the many restaurants in Thamel. Overnight at hotel

 

DAY 02: WALKING TOUR IN KATHMANDU 3 HRS
Walking tour of Kathmandu's cultural heritage sites listed by UNESCO for 3 hours including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple & local markets towards South of Thamel. Later part of the rest of the day is for trekking permit (TIMS), national park permit and final packing for the trekking.

 

DAY 03: FLY TO LUKLA, TREK TO JORSALLE (2805M/9200FT) VIA PHAKDING (2610M/8560FT) 5-6 HRS
An early departure from the Kathmandu domestic airport will see us landing in Lukla a mere 35 minutes later, at the start of our journey to the Mount Everest Base Camp. This is one of the most spectacular and one of the 10th extreme flights in the world. As you fly east, the snow line of the Himalayan range to the north, will be on your left, with the rugged foothills of Nepal immediately below and stretching away to the south on your right. Lukla is situated high above the river on a shelf at 2,800m, and arriving there is a one off experience because the runway is on a slope and there is a difference of almost 60 metres between its lower and upper ends which all makes for an interesting landing! On arrival you can have a cup of tea to warm yourself up while your staffs sort out your baggage. Following cup of tea at Lukla, our trek will commence with a moderate walk to the junction of the Jiri trail at Chablung and from here we shall follow the Dudh Koshi River through the village of Ghat, and eventually to Phakding (2610m), three hours to the north. The path leads upstream along the valley, through areas of conifer trees and several more small villages. Another 2-3 hours walking will bring you to Chuma, Monjo and finally to Jorsalle, a picturesque village with several options of lodges, groceries and located below Thamserku Mountain (6,608m) at an altitude of 2805m/9200ft. We are trekking inside Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park the UNESCO listed Natural World Heritage Site already.

 

DAY 04: TREK TO KHUMJUNG (3790M/12430FT) VIA NAMCHE BAZAAR (3,440M/11280FT) 6 HRS
A principal benefit of walking as far as Jorsalle on the first day is that you can walk up the steep hill to Namche. Since Namche is a stopover of every tourist, overnight stop at Khumjung is smart idea of avoiding touristic crowd of Namche as well as option of acclimatization. Shortly after leaving Jorsalle, we walk on alongside the river to arrive at the confluence of the Imja Drangka and the Nangpo Drangpo, which combine to form the Dudh Khosi. Crossing the river on a high bridge you start the steep climb to Namche. Near the halfway point up the hill, we catch our first glimpse of the mighty Mount Everest and Lhotse, away to the northeast. Namche is the largest and most prosperous village in the Khumbu. Thamserku (6,608m) and Kwangde (6,224m) loom to the east and west and the sacred mountain Khumbila (5,707m) dominates the skyline to the north behind the village. The narrow streets at its centre are a mixture of traditional and modern, with Sherpa homes mingled with cafes, handicraft shops and shops selling or renting trekking and climbing equipment, foodstuffs and vegetables, tennis shoes and Tibetan boots. Don't be surprised if, after the exertion of the climb and the rise in elevation, you feel a little tired and head-ache. You will feel better after a cup of tea and a rest. Overnight lodge

 

DAY 05: REST DAY AND ACCLIMATIZATION DAY
In order to assist with acclimatization, we will spend another day Khumjung. This rest day would be good for acclimatization as you would end up sleeping lower than you have climbed during the day – it is a mantra of good acclimatization to 'climb high, sleep low'. Everest View Hotel is perfect spot to enjoy a cup of tea or a hot lemon while looking out at Everest and other Himalayan giants whereas visiting the clinic in Khunde and the Khumjung School to observe Hillary's work (supported by the Himalayan Trust) on Khumbu region is other stuff to do. The picturesque Gompa in Khumjung, set in a grove of trees above the houses of the village, is also well worth a visit which is famous for so-called yeti scalp. It is possible to climb the ridge above Khunde, to 4,238m, to view Mount Everest and Ama Dablam. You could also visit the memorial to Sir Edmund Hillary's wife and daughter who were tragically killed in an air accident. Overnight lodge


DAY 06: TREK TO DOLE (4200M/14295FT) 5-6 HRS
Over the next two days, we will gain quite a height. After leaving Khumjung, we ascent up quite high at 4000M then dropped all the way down to the village of Phortse Tenga which is located in the bank of Dudh Koshi River. After having a lunch at this village, we start climbing another three hours through beautiful rhododendron forest anad large herds of grazing yak. Dole is next town at where you stop for overnight. Overnight lodge.

 

DAY 07: TREK TO MACHHERMA (4480M/14695FT) 4-5 HRS

After breakfast, we climb to the view point next to Dole village from where we will have first sight of world’s fifth sixth highest peak Mount Cho Oyu (8201M/26900FT). The trail climbs up through the village of Lapharma and Luza to Machhermu where we are going to sleep tonight. Overnight lodge

 

 

DAY 08: TREK TO GOKYO (4790M/15710FT) 5-6 HRS
Machhermu –Gokyo Village. Our journey is going to be memorable, with spectacular views down the valley to Kangtega and up toward Cho Oyu, passing the Ngozumpa Glacier and taking a steep narrow staircase trail to the simply stunning, turquoise Gokyo Lakes. We spend the night at Gokyo, a picturesque village on the shores of the largest lake known as Dudh Pokhari. Overnight lodge.

 

DAY 09: AT GOKYO: CLIMB GOKYO RI & EXPLORE AROUND FORTH LAKE: 6-7 HRS

Climb to Gokyo Ri to observe whole panoramic views of Khumbu (Everest) Himalayan range with sun rays. It’s an early start as we climb to the summit of Gokyo Ri (5463m/17920ft) to watch the sunrise over a stunning vista of the regions 8000M peaks including the mighty Everest. Later, we hike up few lakes higher from Gokyo. Overnight lodge.

 

 

DAY 10: TREK TO LUNGDEN (4600M/15088FT) VIA CROSSING RENJO LA (5360M/17580FT) 7-8 HRS
From Gokyo, we head west crossing the high pass of the Renjo La. We continue down the west side of the pass, descending all the way down to Lungden.

 

DAY 11: TREK TO THAME (3800M/12465FT) 6-7 HRS
We continue to trek down-valley to Thame (3800m/12,500FT). Overnight lodge.

 

DAY 12: TREK TO BENGKAR (2805M/9200FT) 6-7 HRS
Today will seem more relaxed than the past few days. It is pleasant walk to descend from Pheriche, enjoying beautiful views of Amadablam and Taboche along the way. We descend further to Pangboche, the highest all year round settlement in the valley. From Pangboche we take a wonderful high trail above the Imja Drengkha river. This trail undulates along the valley side and you have fabulous views across to the mountains and Thyangboche perched on its ridge. Also, as you walk look out for Himalayan thar grazing among the boulders and lammergeyer vultures, himalayan griffon vultures and golden eagles flying overhead. Finally after about 2-3 hours you round a corner and the isolated village of Phortse lies below you, situated in a spectacular spot on a promontory overlooking the Dudh Kosi in one direction and the Imja Drengka in the other. You walk down through the village and then descend more steeply through birch and rhododendron forest to the river (look out for musk deer and pheasants in these lovely quiet woods). You cross the river and then passing a couple of isolated houses there is one hour's final ascent to the Mong La (3,973m), a small pass marked by a chorten, birth place of Lama Sagwa Dorje. Mong La looks down on the junction of the Dudh Koshi River coming down from the Ngozumpa Glacier up in the Gokyo Valley and the Imja Drengka which comes down from Everest. At the pass, there are a couple of pleasant lodges and a very large chorten and prayer flags. The views from here are absolutely magical, particularly of Ama Dablam (6,814m). Overnight lodge

 

DAY 13: TREK TO LUKLA (2840M/9315FT) 7-8 HRS
Most people head towards Lukla with a heavy heart. The trail to Lukla follows the upward route as far as Chablung, and then turns off above the village of Chaunrikharka towards Lukla. The trail, leading uphill to the left, climbs steadily past a few Bhattis (small restaurant and local liquor shop) and the school. After a final steep climb there is a collection of houses and Bhattis in Tamang Tole, a new settlement near to Lukla. As you approach the airstrip the houses and hotels rapidly proliferate. On arrival you can finally relax and enjoy a last night in Himalaya with plenty of celebratory beers at one of the several Irish/Scottish pubs in Lukla at the same place at where you had enjoyed cups of Starbucks and/or illy coffe. Overnight Lodge

 

DAY 14: FLY TO KATHMANDU
Another chance to enjoy this adrenaline flight. Please note that flights into Lukla are sometimes delayed due to weather conditions either in fog-bound Kathmandu or Lukla; be reassured that our staff in Lukla and in Kathmandu will be doing everything possible to minimize the inconvenience caused if this happens. Your patience in the trying circumstances, which can occur, will be greatly appreciated. On arrival in Kathmandu you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

 

DAY 15: AT LEISURE IN KATHMANDU
An opportunity to relax and reflect on your adventures and to complete any sightseeing and last-minute shopping. Overnight in hotel.

 

DAY 16: ONWARD DESTINATION
Breakfast at hotel in the morning. We will serve you appropriate vehicle to transfer you to Kathmandu International Airport for your onward destination.

 

Price

PRICE:

Package Price (Per Person US$)

Solo

02-04

05-08

09-12

13-16

Single Supplementary

Economic Trekking Service

1340

1156

954

908

890

Not Applicable

Standard Trekking Service

1736

1472

1174

1126

1108

Not Applicable

Deluxe Trekking Service

2098

1794

1409

1348

1324

Not Applicable

* Price is subject to change according to the service you select from our package.

 

 

Non Package (Per Person US$)

Solo

02-04

05-08

09-12

13-16

Single Supplementary

Bed & Breakfast Basis

 

Guiding Hiring Service

 

Guide-cum-Porter Hiring Service

 

 

 

 

 

 

Porter Hiring Service

 

Departure Dates

Departure Dates Here