Gokyo Valley Trek with Renjo La Pass - 15 Days - Shenature Nepal
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Trip Facts

Arrival In

Kathmandu

Accommodation

Hotel & Teahouses

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trip Level

Moderate

Max. altitude

5,483 m/1, 7985 ft

Best Season

Spring & April

Group Size

1-10 persons

Trip Style

Trekking

Departure

Kathmandu

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Trip Overview

Gokyo Valley preserves Nepal’s identity as the Himalayan Shangri-La. With its bright, untouched blue water, Gokyo Lake is one of Nepal’s most beautiful views. Adding the Renjo La pass (5,340 m) to the journey makes it more memorable as you will walk through the lesser-known paths of the Everest region. Walk through the Gokyo Valley along with Renjo La Pass offers more diverse natural views compared to the Everest Base Camp Trek.

 

Hightlights:

Main attractions of the trek

  • Explore the Gokyo lakes and get amazed with her soothing beauty.
  • Walk on a quiet, beautiful route escaping the Everest Base Camp crowd trail.
  • Admire the panoramic view of the biggest mountains in the world from the summit.
  • Experience walking alongside the Ngozumpa Glacier, the longest glacier in the Himalayas.
  • Enjoy unforgettable views of gigantic mountains from Renjo La Pass.

 

Lukla Flight

 

The weather in the mountains can be unpredictable, especially for flights between Kathmandu and Lukla. If possible, we recommend keeping 1-2 extra days at the end of the trip. This will be helpful in case of flight delays due to bad weather and any emergencies that may arise.

 

Benefits of Travelling with SheNature Team

 

  • Free private transport is available from the airport to your hotel and back..
  • Once you confirm your booking, you’ll receive an online briefing about the trip.
  • We provide an oximeter to monitor your blood oxygen levels at high altitudes. This helps detect early signs of altitude sickness and other potential health risks.
  • We have medical kits available for any situations that may require them.
  • Our booking and reservation system is easy to use.
  • You can reach us 24/7 through different channels at +977-9851255281, such as phone, email, WhatsApp, Facebook, WeChat, & Viber (Whatever you are comfortable with).
  • Our payment system is simple and convenient.
  • During the trek, you can store any excess luggage for free at the SheNature Office.

 

Online Trip Briefing

 

We will have an online briefing with you, that will answer all your questions about the trek. You will know what equipment you need to bring, the schedule of the trip, and what you can expect on the trails. We will have enough time to clarify all the questions you may have. Once you book the trek, we will email you the date and time for the briefing. Please remember that we will provide you with important information, so you need to note down the points.

Description:

Gokyo Valley Trek with Renjo La pass is becoming a traveler’s favorite day by day. This itinerary takes you through the less-trodden paths that are naturally rich areas in the Everest region. The Gokyo Lake enticing beauty along with snow-capped mountain settings makes the trail more appealing. Surreal beauty of Gokyo Lake that is as blue as the blue sky attracts you like a magnet. The powerful and extensive view of mountain giants – Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Everest, and Mt. Lhotse from the summit of Gokyo Ri are captivating. Further, the views from the Ngozumpa glacier – the largest glacier in Nepal and Renjo La pass are mind-blowing. The Gokyo Valley Trek with Renjo La pass is a perfect choice for travelers who want to trek in alluring valleys and spend time in solitary places.

Your journey starts with arrival in Kathmandu. You have a sightseeing tour of the city’s four UNESCO–listed heritage sites before flying to Lukla. The same day your trek officially starts and arrives Phakding. The following day, you resume trek to Namche (3,440 m), the capital city of Sherpa people. You will spend an extra day in Namche visiting monasteries, museums and interacting with Sherpas. Then, you will walk through a pastoral village of Phortse Tenga and rhododendron forest to reach Dole. Walking through picturesque villages, pine forest, tree line along the trail, you reach Gokyo Valley.

Get amazed by the tranquil beauty of the Gokyo Lake, which is the highest fresh water system too. Hike through Gokyo Ri provides one of the best astounding Himalayas scenery. You will also see Ngozumpa glacier and emerald lakes from the summit. Further, you have a cross through one of the highest passes in the region, Renjo La pass that provides a mesmerizing view of the north part of Everest region. Ascending down, you walk through traditional Sherpa villages—Lumden and Thame before reaching Lukla. Enjoying the last day of the trek, you fly back to Kathmandu where your trip ends.

 

Itinerary

Day
Highlights
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SheNature family welcomes you in our beautiful land. At your arrival time, our representative will be at the airport to pick you up and transfer to the hotel. On the way, we will let you know about some information in Kathmandu valley. Once you check-in to the hotel, take adequate rest and if you wish, after you freshen up can visit our office or roam around the city. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Overnight at Kathmandu

Today is your second day in Kathmandu. You can visit historical sites in the city with your guide. H/she will be at the hotel lobby for your cultural and architectural tour of the bustling city, Kathmandu. Your special visit will be four UNESCO heritage sites; Kathmandu Durbar Square, Hindus holy temple Pashupatinath, and two Buddhist shrines (Swayambhunath, & and Boudhanath). These sites have massive cultural, religious and historical beliefs from the people of Nepal. Later, we will brief you regarding the trip. You can ask questions or confusion you may have. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by the company in the Nepalese restaurant. 

Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Early this morning, you will be escorted to the domestic airport of the city for a quick journey to Lukla (2827m) that is approximately 45 minutes. You will have new experiences to fly parallel to majestic mountains bordering Nepal and China. The Edmund Hillary airport was built by the legend himself with the help of other Sherpas in the mid-1960s. An airstrip provides another thrilling experience as the airport is built on the edge of mountains. You have a meeting with your porters and have some warm up enjoying food and the village. Then, begin your trek to Phakding. The trails follow the Dudh Koshi River. Along the route, you will get a beautiful glimpse of Mt Nupla (5,885m), Kusum Kanguru (6,367 m) and Mount Kwongde Range. Overnight at Phakding. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Today trails take through the Sagarmatha National park, which is home to many red pandas and snow leopards. You will follow the trekking route that goes uphill and downhill. Along the way, enjoy waterfalls and also monitor yaks that follow the same route. Similarly, you will get sufficient chances to see mountains and enjoy nature. After a strenuous walk for a while, you will reach the famous Sherpa village, Namche Bazaar. The place is famous for trading, and there are equipment shops too. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today you will stay @Namche Bazaar to get you acclimatized with the change in height and prepare for the next day’s altitude gain. After breakfast, you can start a 30-45 minutes hike to Sagarmatha National Park and get rewarded with an enthralling sunrise view on snow-capped mountains. You will have a 180 degree view of the beautiful Himalayas; Everest, Nuptse, Luptse, Thamserkhu, Amadabam and Kongde. If you do not want to miss, visit Everest View Hotel for a mesmerizing closer view of Mt. Everest, then is worth visiting. You can use the day further by visiting the market’s souvenir, Sherpa Culture Museum, and pay tribute to the first person to summit Everest Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary memorial nearby.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After adjusting with the altitude, you will start your journey. You will ascend to the airstrip at Syangboche (3720m/12,200 ft) and then continue walking to Khumjung, the largest village in the region. The sights around are breathtaking. Further, climb until Mong la. Now the trekking trail descends 300 meters to Dudh Koshi River at Phortse Bridge. From Phortse Thanga, the path climbs steeply to Dole. Thus, you need to walk slowly to achieve the goal. The trail passes through bush and birch forest. Along the route, you will enjoy magnificent views of Himalayan tops, monasteries, rhododendron flowers and so on. Overnight at Dole.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today’s walk is short and quite easy, however; we need to be cautious of altitude gain on this day. Walking on a quite grassy path, you will reach Machherma, via Lhabarma and Luza above the Dudh Koshi river valley. Along the way, you got to see breathtaking views of mountains, including Cho Oyu (8200m). Overnight in the astounding surroundings. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Continuing the valley above the Dudh Khosi River, you ascend toward Gokyo valley. Today’s trekking trail is tougher than earlier days. At Phanga village stop, you will get to see breathtaking views of Cholatse (6335m). As you go higher, you are more in alpine valleys. Similarly, the more you walk closer to Ngozumpa Glacier; you will walk on to moraine and rock down for the glacier. The view of Cho Oyu in the north is enthralling. The first lake you enter today is Longpongo, which are highlights of today’s trail, including Gokyo Lakes. Gokyo is as blue as the sky and holds serenity and calmness in it. The moment you see the Gokyo Lake, you will surely feel heaven in this world.  

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Good morning to the heaven in the world. Today, you have got to see awe–inspiring views of the highest peaks in the world. You have options whether to ascend to Gokyo Ri for paramount 180 degree views of Himalayan vista or walk alongside one of the biggest glaciers of Nepal, the Ngazumpa glacier. The Ngazumpa glacier is locally known as the 5th lake. Just like from the classic viewpoint Gokyo Ri, some breathtaking view of 8000 m will surround you. Himalayan vistas; Cho Oyu (8153 m), Lhotse (8501 m), Makalu (8475 m) and Mt Everest (8848 m) are the ones. Not only 8000 m peaks, you will be rewarded with other splendid views of Gyangchung Kang, Cholatse, Taweche, Kantega, Thamserku and Lobuche peaks. You won’t miss the beautiful Himalayas sights from anywhere and won’t compromise too. Get back to the lodge for adequate rest.  

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today’s trial is both exciting and challenging too. You start early for one of the highest passes in the world: Renjo la pass. You walk via boulders ascending a snaky trail to the top of the pass. From the top, you are blessed with the most inclusive view of Mt. Everest and mountains surrounding it. This is also another sublime moment. Once you take some photos, you will descend. Not that easy to walk in mountains, so you will have to be extra cautious while ascending and descending. You reach Lumde (4,300m) walking on a snow covered /muddy trail.  

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Turn south and walk toward the valley of Lukla. However, you have two overnight stops before reaching Lukla. The first is at the spiritual Sherpa village Thame. The village has a century old monastery. Here you will witness rich Sherpa culture. Enjoy the spectacular monastery view staying at Thame.   

Included Meals: Breakfast,  Lunch & Dinner

Descend toward a forest of juniper trees and rhododendrons. You will cross the prayer flag Bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. Catch up the last glimpse of Mt. Everest, Lhotse & Ama Dablam while walking down to Namche Bazaar. You have another overnight at the busy mountain market. In the afternoon, you can buy souvenirs for your loved ones.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today, you retrace the path you have ascended earlier. The trail takes us down Dudh Koshi River to the Lukla airstrip, from where we fly back to Kathmandu. Enjoy the last day of trekking in the mountains and feel accomplished after completing the trek successfully. Reward your guides and porters for assisting you on this blissful journey.  

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, you take the stunning flight over valleys and forests with the beautiful views of Himalaya. When you arrive at the domestic airport, you will be escorted to your hotel. Clean up yourself and take some rest as you will have enough time in the evening. You have a goodbye dinner organized by us. 

Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

After breakfast, our arrangement finishes unless you have any other program. We will transfer the ones who have flight today to the international airport 3 hours before for your flight back home. If you have time, you can do last-minute souvenir shopping. We are very thankful to you for the opportunity to host in our beautiful land. See you soon with a big smile☺. 

Included Meals: Breakfast

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FAQ's

 The Gokyo Valley Trek with Renjo La pass is a moderate trek. The Renjo La pass is the easiest pass among the three popular passes of the Everest region. However, it does not mean that the pass is not challenging. Compared to the Length of Kongma La crossing and glacier cross of Cho La pass, the Renjo La pass does not impose any special challenge on the trekkers. 

Gokyo Valley Trek accommodation is just like Everest Base Camp. Since we avoid the busy trail of Everest, the volume in the lodge is less.

The highest point of the trek is Gokyo Ri, which is 5,483 m. The classic point from where the ultimate views of Himalaya grow on you. There is another prime point we reach on this trek is Renjo la pass. From here, a wide range view of Gokyo Ri, Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Village is marvelous. Spectacular south view of Everest swallows you further.

Gokyo Ri is trekkers paradise. The west side of the Ngozumpa glacier is blessed with the splendid views of the Himalayas, including the mighty Everest. The views from the place surpass the scene even being around Mt. Everest.

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