Gokyo Renjola Pass Trek

Nepal
Trip Grade
TripGrade:
Strenuous Trekking Grade is both moderate and difficult. Even in this grade, treks reach around 5000-5500 meters. You will have to walk generally for 6-7 hours each day. Strenuous treks require good physical condition and acclimatization. If some problems seem to appear, you have to walk down and take some hot drinks or soup ( + rest). You may be affected rapidly if you have high blood pressure, asthma, heart disease or complicated medical conditions. Advise is required from your doctor before starting these kinds of treks.

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu, Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Kathmandu Arrival (1350m)

On your arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu, you will be received by our representative from the Himalayan Trekkers and then, after you will be transferred to a hotel. Our experienced trekking guide will come to meet you in the evening to consult about trip and clear your doubts & queries regarding the trek, also will accompany you to the cultural program and welcome dinner. The cultural program will allow you to have a fun time and you can further engage in friendly interactions with the locals. Get to know more about the livelihood of the denizens of Nepal. After dinner, overnight stay at hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 2

Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding (2640m)

You will have a board for an early morning flight to Lukla to head to Phakding which is an easy walk that will stretch over 3 hours. The trail offers amazing views which keep getting better as you move forward. However, the trail is quite easy compared to the other ones and offers an ample glimpse of the smaller mountains and terrain. In the evening, you will relax and enjoy your time by exploring the quaint village of Phakding.

Accommodation: Tea house/lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min flight and 3 hrs hike

Day 3

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

This trail towards the Namche Bazaar comprises of numerous suspension bridges along the Dudh Koshi River including the famed Hillary Suspension Bridge. The trail continues through a stunning pine forest that will make you feel like that you are in some completely different part of the world which has unnatural beauty. On your way to the post entrance to Sagarmatha National Park and Jorsale village, you will enjoy an amazing view of the glistening Mt. Thamserku, 6618m. You will be thrilled to know that Sagarmatha is considered to be a UNESCO World Heritage and a popular place to take a halt for the trekkers. The ascending trail moves through lush green forests and sturdy bridges and will take you to the point of merging point of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. Both rivers are astounding beauties of their own kind. From there, you will follow an ascending steep of 2 hours to get the first sight of the majestic Mt. Everest overlooking the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. You will be awestruck to witness the grandeur of the mighty Everest.

On reaching Chautara, you will again have a walk for about 1.5 hours to reach Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Mt. Everest and the main trading center of the land. Take your time to visit the trading hub; it is in this place where all sorts of trekkers, climbers and adventure enthusiast make a stop. Go on a food trip and enjoy the local delicacies of the land. You will halt your journey at Namche Bazaar for an overnight stay.

Accommodation: Hotel/Lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 4

Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (3440m)

On this day, you will spend the day acclimatizing as you will trek to a much higher altitude on an upcoming day. Your day will start with an early hike on way to Syanboche to witness the sunrise view. On your way back, you will also pay a visit to the hotel that is situated at the highest altitude. You may also follow the trail to Khumjung, where the locals believe that a scalp of a Yeti is well-preserved and later you may come back for lunch. If you do not wish to come back early you may visit the Hillary school and the local market near Namche for acclimatization and further exploration.

Accommodation: Hotel/Lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 3-4 hrs hike around

Day 5

Trek to Luza via Dole (4400m)

Post breakfast, we will start our journey towards Luza via Dole. The walk will be of 6-7 hours and slowly, the trail will lead you upwards through the villages of Sherpas. Along the way, amidst the major settlements that you will come across, Phortse will be the most prominent one, it is a small but extremely scenic Sherpa village. The raw form of nature here will fill your heart with all the happiness. The trail you cover will mostly be stone-paved and you will also be able to admire the view and witness the magnificence of Kusum Kanguru, Amadablam and Mt. Everest throughout the trail. At the end of the day, you will finally make your halt at a Teahouse for the night.

Accommodation: Tea house/lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs

Day 6

Trek to Gokyo Lake via Machermo (4750m)

You will start your day with a plate full of scrumptious breakfast and then your journey towards the Gokyo Lake will commence. This part of the trail stretches over 3-4 hours of walking and moves through dense colorful rhododendron forests and lush juniper bushes. On your trial, you will cross a village of Sheppard at Tongba (3950m) and arrive at Dole and then move to Luza. Soon you will also cross the scenic settlements at Lhabarma (4330m) and Luza (4340m) crossing which you will head to Machermo. After a 3 hour walk, you will reach the mysterious village of Machermo which is famous for the story of a Yeti attacking a woman and also her 3 yaks. It is situated below the Ngozumpa glacier and has numerous panoramic as well as mystical offerings for the tourists.

After a brief halt at the village, you will descend towards the picturesque Gokyo Lake. On your journey, you will witness the beauty of the valley of Kantega and Cho Oyu and some magnificent peaks on the sideline. The true meaning of Cho Oyu in Tibetan is ‘Turquoise Goddess’ and it stands with pride in the China-Nepal border. However, you will follow the trail that will cross the village of Pangka (4390m) and move towards the renowned Nilibuk cave. We will allow you time to spend some moments at the cave and then follow a steep narrow path heading towards the beautiful lake of Longponga situated at 4650m. From that spot onwards you will follow an even trail to Taujun which is situated at 4710m and finally arrive at Gokyo in a while. Well, it will be a long walk but every moment will be worth cherishing.

Accommodation: Tea house/lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 7

Trek to Gokyo Peak and back to Gokyo.

Today’s trip will commence immediately after breakfast and will end with your return back to the camp in the late hours of the afternoon. Our teammates will carry packed lunch for the way. This trail will lead you to the Gokyo Ri Peak which acts as the best spot to witness the majestic charisma of Mt. Makalu and Everest. Apart from getting a clear glimpse of the world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest, you can also delve into the beauty of the fifth highest mountain in the world, Mt. Makalu. Sparkling turquoise lakes like the Thonakcho and Gokyo Lake surrounding the Khumbu region offer picture-perfect spots and solace to the trekkers. On this trail, you will come across Machermo, Ngozumpa glacier and numerous others. Ngozumpa proves to be the longest glacier in this entire world and once you see it, you will be convinced that it truly deserves that spot. Also, the scenic beauty in and around Gokyo is tremendous; if you wish to witness the best of the natural charm of the region, you must climb to Gokyo Ri (5357m) to do so. The trail back to the camp will stretch over 4-5 hours of walk.

Accommodation: Tea house/lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 8

Gokyo Ri - Renjo La Pass - Lungden (4400m)

This day will be one of the most crucial days of the trek as, you will cross one of the highest passes in the Himalayas, the Renjola Pass (5480m). The narrow trail is not an easy way to follow and therefore guarantees adventure and unforgettable experience on the journey. However, one must note that this trail needs a good amount of balance and patience. The trail will offer you a proper view of many snow-capped mountains including Makalu, Rolwaling range, Tingri, and Gyangchungkang with many others. You will start the day with an early breakfast and will begin your journey with the target to reach the top before sunrise because the journey in the early hours of the morning is easier than in the noon. From the top, you can enjoy a scenic view comprising of lovely turquoise lakes and beautiful mountains. As the place is blessed with natural beauty, you will get to see many of nature’s wonderful creation in every instance. After a brief stop, you will gradually descend to your lunch spot and after lunch, you will follow the trail that takes you to Lungden by the mid-day.

Accommodation: Tea house/lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs

Day 9

Trek to Namche Bazaar.

The descending trail to Namche is comparatively easier and will stretch over 8 hours. This trail will offer you of the splendid views of the entire region and will serve as the spot where you will get tempted by the majestic high peaks of Khumbu for the last time on this trekking extravaganza. You will be making a brief stop for lunch on your halfway to Namche. At Namche, you can stop to look for souvenirs at the local market and visit the Sherpa Museum after a tiring a long trek.

Accommodation: Hotel/Lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs

Day 10

Trek to Lukla.

After a steady walk of 6 hours, you will reach your lodging facility near the Lukla Bridge. It’s sad that you will slowly bid adieu to nature’s wonders one by one. The trail that you will follow up to the Hillary suspension bridge will be a steep descend and after a brisk walk, you will find yourself walking on an almost even path to reach Lukla. The trail passes along the Dudh Koshi River and moves through blazing rhododendron forest that is vibrant as well as lively. You will find yourself ascending on the trail around the 3rd quarter of the walk.

Finally, you have to make your way back to your home, to your daily busy life. Get some gifts for your family and board your flight or train for your journey back to your home. We hope you have enjoyed your stay with Adventure Mission Nepal and created wonderful memories throughout your trek.

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Accommodation: Tea house/lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 6 hrs

Day 11

Fly Back to Kathmandu & day free.

You will fly back to Kathmandu leaving the Solukhumbu district. The flight duration is about 30 minutes. The Himalayan trekkers' team would be extremely glad to assist you for your achievement on reaching the Everest Base Camp. We really hope you had a heart-warming experience with us and in Nepal.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min flight and drive to hotel.

Day 12

Final departure.

After breakfast, check-out from the hotel to catch your scheduled flight to Airport with an assessment of Himalayan trekkers representative. Looking for your words on us and waiting for you for next leisure/vacation. Have a safe journey.

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Gear List

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

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