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Renjola Pass Gokyo Trek - 14 Days

Renjola Pass Gokyo Trek “A trek across high passes into trails where you interact with the Sherpa community and learn of their interesting culture on the mountains….”

The Everest, so well known as the Khumbu region is justifiably the most famous of all the trekking and mountain regions within Nepal. This is pure Sherpa country, and the attractions of this area are the majestic mountains, the high mountain hamlets, its charming and ever so peaceful monasteries; and yes, the congenial people who make the trip even more interesting. This area includes the highest mountain in the world, Everest (8,848m.) and many peaks of altitude 8000m., such as Lhotse, Cho Oyo and Makalu.

Renjola Pass Gokyo Trek is a highly popular trail among the trek lovers. A little off the main trekking trail, Thamo and Thame offer unique Sherpa culture where people have still maintained their traditional lifestyles. You can experience the local culture through home stay accommodation in cozy tea house lodges. Cultural groups perform shows for visitors on request. In addition, you can explore the jungles near the settlements which shelter endangered wildlife species, like the musk deer and pheasants. The primary source of income down here is tourism which is much useful for the local economy in this region.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu pick up and transfer to Hotel

 

Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla {2886m} & trek to Phakding

 

Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche bazaar {3440m}.

 

Day 04: Rest at Namche Bazar for Acclimatization.


Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole (4200m).

 

Day 06: Trek from Dole to Machhermo {4470m}.

 

Day 07: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo {4790m}.

 

Day 08: This is a day for a breather at Gokyo and we can do some excursions in and around Gokyo valley.

 

Day 09: Trek from Gokyo to Lumde (4368m) via Renjola Pass {5360m}.

 

Day 10: Trek from Lumde to Thame (3820m) via Taranga.

 

Day 11: Another rest day at Thame, explore around and the Sherpa community.

 

Day 12: Trek from Thame to Namche Bazzar and this takes about four hours.

 

Day 13: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886m.)

 

Day 14: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.

 

“The above information is a guideline and standard outline of what we provide. Our Renjola Pass Gokyo Trek can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.” Please email us at: higherlimitstrek@gmail.com

 

NOTE: On adventure trek of this type, weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything our best to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Cost Include

  • Airport pick up/drop off service with an escort

 

  • Sagarmatha national park permit

 

  • Trekking Map of Everest region

 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with cup of tea or coffee during the trek. (You can choose food from the menu vegetarian and non-vegetarian served).

 

  • Tea House Lodge accommodation during the trek (12Nights).

 

  • An experienced licensed holder Guide and required porters (One Porter for each 2pax)

 

  • Food, drinks, salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, accommodation, and local tax for guide and porters,

 

  • Kathmandu-Lukla- Kathmandu flight with available airlines and all grounded transport.

 

  • Medical kit box

 

  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems)

 

  • All government taxes and paper works

 

  • Join Nepali Cultural Program and farewell Dinner with team of Higher Limits Trek. (Farewell)

Cost Exclude

  • All meals and Accommodations in Kathmandu
    (Can be arrange as per the guest request)

 

  • Your travel insurance (Compulsory)

 

  • International flight and departure tax

 

  • Any expense of personal nature

 

  • All kind of bar bills, bottle drinks, Hot & Cold drinks, laundry, telephone, hot shower, heater, camera battery charge etc.

 

  • Personal Trekking Equipment

 

  • Any Sightseeing/Monuments entrance fee

 

  • Any Expense of Personal Nature

 

  • Helicopter Rescue evacuation fees if in case.

 

  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on price includes section

Day 01: Arrival and transfer to hotel.

 

Day 02: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) and trek to Phakding.
This takes about 30 minutes of real scenic flying. We then start our trek from Lukla to Phakding (2640m.) which takes approximately three hours. You transfer to the domestic airport for your flight to Lukla. Lukla is a small town with an airport at one of the highest altitudes in the world. You begin today’s trek from Lukla following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Nupla (5885m) which can be seen in the distance from the opposite bank is a peak atop the Kongde Ridge. You descend a mountainside path that merges into your route to Everest, with views to a green valley on your right; and at its far end, is Kusum Kang at (6367m.) The Dudh Kosi approaches as you pass a Mani wall and arrive at your first teahouse. You continue along a small path with many climbs and descents following the left bank of Dudh Koshi to Phakding. And this is our first Stay overnight at a tea house lodge.

 

Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m.)
this takes about four and half hours. The trail starts along a level path on the right bank of the river. Thamserku looms skyward on the opposite bank. You cross a stream and climb the terraced hill from the Dudh Koshi route, to arrive at Bengar. The trail now climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. You continue along a path with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny village of Monjo. You then descend a path of stone steps and return to the right bank over a wooden bridge. After a short climb you come to Jorsale’s teahouse and hotel. Before this, you stop at the National Park Service where a park entrance fee is collected. You follow a short walk along the riverbed of this V-shaped valley where the river forks – the right is the Dudh Koshi and the left is the Bhote Koshi that leads to Nangpa La. After short distance along the Bhote Koshi, you begin the steep ascent to Namche Bazar. As the mountain trail zigzags uphill, you emerge at a ridge top rest area that offers excellent views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.) after this, the climb eases somewhat, and Namche Bazar appears ahead as you travel along a path surrounded by pines. Pass the plateau where the Saturday bazaar is held and enter the village. Namche Bazar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Bhote Koshi. Stay overnight at a lodge.

 

Day 04: Today, we rest at Namche Bazar for acclimatization and do some excursions to warm up for the big climb. This is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization at a high altitude before heading off towards Tyangboche. For acclimatization, you walk up for a visit to Khunde Hospital which was set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or take a one hour walk up to Syangboche (3800m.) where Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche for outstanding views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. Our first overnight at bustling Namche.

 

Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole (4200m). On the way you can view scenic landscapes, green settlements and silver gray mountains. The local activities of yak herding can also be seen. Stay overnight at a lodge.

 

Day 06: Trek from Dole to Machhermo {4470m}.
It is a short walk to the village of Machermo following the Dudh Koshi stream. A few yak pastures and some human settlements will be found hereabouts. From here you can get excellent views of Tawache peak. While trekking from Dole to Machhermo, you can enjoy the views of wonderful mountains, scenic landscapes and gushing rivers. Stay overnight at a lodge.

 

Day 07: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo {4790m}.
It is a short walk from Machermo to Gokyo which takes about 3Hrs. A few yak pastures and some human settlements will be found hereabouts. While trekking from Machhermo to Gokyo, you can enjoy the views of wonderful mountains & scenic landscapes. Stay overnight at a lodge.

 

Day 08: This is a day for a breather at Gokyo and we can do some excursions in and around Gokyo valley. Gokyo is situated by the side of the Ngozumpa glacier, known to be the biggest glacier in Nepal. This day you can also do a side trip to the Fifth Lake via the Forth Lake. Or you can trek from Gokyo to Gokyo Ri. Gokyo Ri looms above the village on the northern edge of the lake and you leave camp just after first light, following a steep path up the hillside. As you climb, the summits of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu slowly come into sight and the view from the summit of Gokyo Ri itself is one of the finest to behold in the Everest region – some say it is even better than that from Kala Patthar. Stay overnight at a lodge.

 

Day 09: Trek from Gokyo to Lumde (4368m) via Renjola Pass {5360m}.
It will takes about six hours. On the way you can observe local activities of which some of them include yak herding. The views of magnificent mountain landscapes and a chance to experience wildlife at high altitudes add fun to your trekking. Stay overnight at a lodge.

 

Day 10: Trek from Lumde to Thame (3820m) via Taranga.
It takes about 5Hrs. On This day you hike around the villages and interact with the local folks & learn of their culture. You can enjoy the views of the surrounding landscapes with its green vegetation and mountains. Stay overnight at a lodge.

 

Day 11: Another rest day at Thame, explore around and the Sherpa community.
In addition to this, you can visit Thambuchet and Tashi Lapcha Base Camp which divides Khumbu from Dolakha. You can also hike to Samdur peak from where spectacular views of Mt. Everest can be seen. Stay overnight at lodge.

 

Day 12: Trek from Thame to Namche Bazzar and this takes about four hours.
On the way you can view scenic landscapes, green settlements and silver gray mountains. The local activities of yak herding can also be seen. Stay overnight at a lodge.

 

Day 13: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886m.)
this takes about six hours. The last day of your trek retraces your steps from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. The trek is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote-Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla for your overnight stay. Stay overnight at your lodge.

 

Day 14: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.
You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. The rest of your day is free. In the evening, we visit a reputed Nepali kitchen for a delicious local Nepali cuisine. As you enjoy your meal, you will be entertained with a thrilling cultural dance performed by the local belles of Kathmandu. You will enjoy your last evening in Kathmandu.

Start Price (USD) AVAILABILITY Booking
A private departures on any day all around the year can be arranged for this trek/tour, for more details and dates E-mail info@higherlimitstrek.com

AVAILABILITY OPTIONS

OPENED: This date is available and open for bookings.
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CLOSED: This date is currently unavailable. Please contact us, if you are interested in travelling on this date.

Your Program Duration = 14 Days
All the Prices are in USD ($) Per Person.

MEALS

Every day’s Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is included in the package during the trek. This will be a dish of Nepali, Indian or Continental source cooked by the lodging you stay at.

 

PACKING LIST:

While packing for “Renjola Pass Gokyo Trek,” warm clothing is important to ensure comfort and safety, while non-essential gear such as a knife may simply come in handy. Here we have a suggested packing list to guide you in preparation:

  1. Walking (Trekking) boots and sandals for rest (Shoes should be water proof)
  2. Water & wind proof four seasons down jacket (Can be rented in Kathmandu)
  3. Woolen T-shirt/base layer
  4. T-shirts
  5. A thick pullover/fleece
  6. Shorts / skirt for sunny days
  7. Trousers / track suit or long pants
  8. Thermal long underwear
  9. Water bottle
  10. Warm socks (woolen is best)
  11. Swiss army knife
  12. Flashlight with spare batteries
  13. Sunglasses
  14. Sun cream
  15. Personal medical supplies
  16. Towel
  17. Day pack for your valuables (camera, money, Passport etc.) and rucksack or duffel bag for your clothes
  18. Warm woolen hat
  19. Sun protection hat
  20. Gloves
  21. Rain Coat (Necessary) (Poncho)
  22. Walking Poles (Leki or BlackYak preferably)
  23. Sleeping Bag -20degree
  24. Win stopper
  25. 25. 2pin plug for charging camera and phone
  26. Power bank & many more…..

(Note: This is just a guideline to help you on your packing)

 

ACCLIMATIZATION:

Keep in mind that you will be passing above 5000m during the journey. Walking fast at such elevation could lead to medical complications (Acute Mountain Sickness) which could be serious. There is less oxygen compared to sea level in high-altitudes places. The higher, altitude will be the less oxygen in air. Your body needs a days to acclimatize to this environment, which is why we will stop one day rest in Namche and Thame. Although we provide information regarding AMS insurance, the only option for treatment is descending (evacuation). We advise that clients with known heart, lung or blood diseases, or clients over the age of 60 to discuss with their doctor before traveling with us.

 

HEALTH & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

This trekking involves five to seven hours walking per day. However, it is some part of this trek at very high altitude, which will take a physical toll. There are no special physical or training requirements, but high altitude experience & walking is a benefit.

 

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