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Monday, 4 July 2016

Gokyo Renjo-La Pass trekking

View from Top of the Gokyo ri 
Gokyo Valley Via Renjo Pass Trek is certainly one of the most stunning mountain areas on earth.
This short route enables trekkers who have a limited time to discover the most famous beauties of Nepal. Set amongst breath-taking high mountain scenery, the route leads through the Khumbu – Sherpa country.2 routes are possible: Renjo Pass trek or an alternative itinerary. The trail to Gokyo is a gradual ascent up the valley passing through patches of birch and rhododendron forest where the elusive musk deer can sometimes be seen. Through small yak-grazing settlements, we reach the Gokyo lakes.
The Gokyo Peak (5480m) ascent is the one of the highlights of this circuit. We stay here to savor the incredible scenery, including magnificent views of Everest (8848m), Makalu, Cho Oyu (8153 m) and Lhotse (8511 m), to name but a few. The Renjo Pass route is off the usual beaten track. At the pass, a great view of the Gokyo lakes on one side, the Rermo Pokhari lakes on the other side, and a myriad of snowy peaks in the background provides this incredible atmosphere. The alternative route is much easier. From Gokyo, the trail descends along the opposite bank of the Dudh Kosi.
  • Outline itinerary of Renjo La and gokyo lake trekking  
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 
Day 02: Kathmandu City Tour 
Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla - Trek to Phakding (2700 m) 
Renjo la pass trekking Map 
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters) 
Day 05: Acclimatization in Namche (3440m.) 
Day 06: Namche to Phortse Thanga (3680m.) 
Day 07: Phortse Thanga to Machhermo (4470m.) 
Day 08: Machhermo to Gokyo (4800m.) 
Day 09: Rest at Gokyo Valley 
Day 10: Cross Renjo La Pass (5360 m )and trek to  (Lunde 4380 m )
Day 11: Lunde to Thame ( 3800 m ) 
Day 12: Thame to Namche ( 3440 m ) 
Day 13: Namche to Lukla (2840m.) 
Day 14: Flight to Kathmandu 
Day 15: Leisure day in Kathmandu. 
Day 16: Departure. 
  • Renjo La pass  Trek Fact 
Mode of Trekking: On Lodge & Resort basis.
Trekking Grade: moderate.
Maximum altitude gain: 5360 Renjo La Top 
Trek duration: 11 days
Trip duration: 16 days

Trip Highlight: Trek is total mountain adventure journey to roof of the world, opportunities for outstanding photographic and many chaos encounter of typical culture in highland.

  • Day by day detail itinerary of  Renjo La pass Trekking 
  • Day 01 : Arrive in kathmandu (1400 M) 
Arrive in Kathmandu airport and we will meet and  transferred to hotel. Evening time explore Thamel yourself and overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Tour, Trek Preparation (1400 M) 
Take a morning tour of Kathmandu city after breakfast, and see all the main sights of the Kathmandu Valley, including the Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath  Stupa  (Monkey Temple) ,  and Durbar Square. and discuss about the trekking for any final checks of your trekking equipment and clothing (sleeping bags, jacket, boots etc.).
  • Day0 3: Fly to Lukla (2860 m) 30 min & Trek to Phakding (2610 m) 
  • Trekking distance 8 kms – Approximately 3 Hours walk 
Early in the morning transfer to domestic airport to board a flight to Lukla (2860 m) and which takes about 30 minutes. The flight to Lukla will be one of the scenic lifetime experiences as you fly over the majestic rocky spiky mountain. 
Note: because of the weather condition there is high chances of cancelling the flight schedule and sometimes need to wait for long hours. Upon arrival at Lukla start trekking until we reach to Phakding. The trail to Phakding lets you discover the green landscape with a scenic view of Kusum Kang Karu Mountain; beautiful Chaurikharka village on the bank of the Dudh Kosi River is another highlights. Walking about 3 hours up and down we reach to Phakding in the afternoon. Today is our first day of trekking and we don't walk much. If you are interested you can explore the village and Monastery in the evening. 
  • Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 
  • Trekking distance 10.5km approximately 6 Hours walks.
After breakfast start trekking through a beautiful pine forest that leads us along the Dudh Koshi River and Hillary Suspension Bridge to reach to Monjo and starting point of Sagarmatha National Park. Here we stop at check post of TIMS & National Park permit. The trail passes through the Dudh Koshi, Bhote Koshi River, Jorsalle village, Large Dovan and cross one of the highest bridge over the Dudh Kosi River of Everest region and reach to Chautara from where we can see the first glimpse of the Mt. Everest. Further walking about one hour steep up we reach to Namche bazar. Namche bazar is one of the trading points for Sherpa people. It is also ideal market for visitors to purchase traditional crafts. If you missed any trekking gears don't worry you can buy some trekking gears over here as well. Every Saturday there would be local street market, do not miss if you are there on Saturday.
  • Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar 
Today is the schedule for acclimatization. However, we do not spend worth less at the lodge. It is highly suggested to climb up and stay overnight at low altitude so our body can adjust the high altitude climate. In the morning visit near by attraction; Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest photo Gallery, which is just 15-minute walking distance from Namche Bazar. From the museum you can have the spectacular picturesque Mountain View and take some photographs. Then start trekking to Everest view hotel passing through Syangboche Airport (3700m), which is situated at the highest altitude, takes about 2 hours. We climb further to reach Mt. Everest View Hotel for great panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Taboche, Kusum Kangkaru, Thamserku, Kongde and many more. Enjoy the spectacular view of mountains including Mt. Everest from the nearest destination then trek back to Namche Bazaar. 
  • Day 06: Namche to Phortse Thanga (3680m.) 
  • Trekking distance 10 km approximately 5 Hours walks.
This day we leave Namche bazaar and walk for some time along the ridge. We climb steeply out iof the valley through the forest of rhododendron and Juniper. We cross yak Kharka which is the summer settlements of Sherpa. And finally we reach Phortse Thanga where we stay overnight. 
  • Day 07: Phortse Thanga to Machhermo (4470m.) 
  • Trekking distance 13 km approximately 6 Hours walks.
This day at first we climb through a ridge and then descend to the valley Kangtega enjoying the panorama of the mountains. then we again climb up towards Cho Oyu and descend to a river and again climbs steep to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier. We will reach at Machhermo by early noon. 
  • Day 08: Machhermo to Gokyo (4800m.) 
  • Trekking distance 7 km approximately 5 Hours walks
Today the trek takes us at one of our final destination, Gokyo (4790m.).we climb through a ridge Chorten from where we can see fabulous view of both down the valley and of the Mt. Kangtega, Thamserku, and northern part to the Cho-Oyu (8153m.). 
  • Day 09: Rest day at Gokyo 
This day early in the morning we have a steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri (5350m) – ample rewards to ones that attempt this trip. There are stunning views of the Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, such giants as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu (8481m), Cho-Oyu (8201m) and Gychung Kang (7922m). This day we have for acclimatization, back to the camp in the afternoon and have some tea and biscuits. Hiking up the valley to see the fourth and fifth lakes is great as well.
  • Day 10: Cross Renjo La Pass (5360 m.)and trek to Lunden (4380 m) 
  • Trekking distance ------ Kms Approximately 6 Hours
    View  of Himalaya from Renjo la pass  (5345m)
This day early in the morning we cross the Renjo La pass. From the pass, we can see the views of Everest, Lhotse and surrounding mountains. We also see the beautiful scenery of the Gokyo Lake and Gokyo village below the Ngozumpa glacier. From the pass we descend down on a stone staircase to Lunde where we stay overnight.
  • Day 11: Lunde to Thame (3800 m) 
  • Trekking distance ------ Kms Approximately 5 Hours
This day we trek down to Thame, a sprawling village. From Thame we can see the stunning views of the mountains like Thamserku, Kantega, Kusum Kangguru etc. here you can explore the village and visit monastery established around 300 years ago.
  • Day 12: Thame to Namche 
  • Trekking distance ------ Kms Approximately 6 Hours
Today, we begin our walking in the flat trail and then descending to Thamo. In Thamo you can visit the Khari Gompa where you find Nuns and Monks. Then we head to Namche bazaar. 
  • Day 13 : Namche Bazzar to Lukla 
  • Trekking distance 15 Kms / Approximately 8 Hours
Finally we return to Lukla where the trek began, which will seem like a lifetime ago. Enjoying time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. Also giving you time to explore the town.
  • Day 14: Fly back Lukla to Kathmandu (1400m) 30 min flight
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu will take 30 minutes of amazing scenic mountain flight lands you in the domestic terminal of the airport. Up on arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel and in the afternoon enjoys as leisure. Remember there is high chance of cancelling flight because of the weather condition. We do have some evidence trekkers had to stay for 3 days because of the weather condition. So be prepared and make one leisure day in Kathmandu so that you can be safe.
  • Day 15: Leisure day in Kathmandu
It's also spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla. Remember, there are high chances of cancelling flights because of weather condition in Lukla. You have option to stroll around the local tourist market in Kathmandu to observe the living style of local people in Kathmandu valley. You can observe the traditional houses, arts and crafts, local people selling clothes, fruits and vegetable around Indrachook and Ashanon located on the North Part of the Kathmandu Durbar Square.
  • Day 16: Departure
Transfer to the airport by private vehicle according to your flight schedule.

Have a nice and safe journey in Gokyo and  renjo la pass Trekking route
Top of the Everest 
On the way to renjo la pass trekking 
On the way to Gokyo lake trekking 

Trekkers enjoying the Natural beauty  on the way to Gokyo lake trek 

Everest View from to of the Gokyo ri 

Gokyo lake and Gokyo village 

Trekkers enjoying the view of Mt Everest from top of the gokyo lake  

On the way to Renjo la pass 

After long walk we reach top of the Renjo la pass 

Yak on our route 

Beautiful place on the way gokyo and renjo la pass trek 

Yak and mountain 

Watching Namche bazaar ( Nepal Guide Bhakti ) 

On the way to Gokyo lake and renjo la pass trek ( Nepal Guide Bhakti ) 

Observation the way  to Gokyo lake trail 

Nepal Guide Bhakti 

Nepal Guide Bhakti 

top of the gokyo ri 

Nepal Guide Bhakti 

Watching best view of Everest Nepal Guide Bhakti
On the way to Renjo la pass Nepal Guide Bhakti Pointing the Everest 

Trekking in Nepal with Nepal guide Bhakti 

Bhakti Trekking Guide 

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