Renjo La Pass trekking description:
Gokyo Valley Renjo La Pass trekking is popular trekking destination, discover the most famous beauties of Nepal and have great opportunity for the adventure experience. This Renjola Pass trekking offers amongst breath-taking high mountain scenery through the Khumbu. This is combined treks of Gokyo valley and Nangpala valley via Renjo La Pass (5,446m) is one of the most stunning trips on the Himalaya. People walk all the way down to Namche Bazaar to sell their home made stuffs carrying all the way from Tibet. It would be most wonderful experience to explore this area during the end of monsoon season when flowers pop out in along the way, offers the trekkers the illusion that they are walking on textured carpet.
The trail to Gokyo Valley - Renjo La Pass trek is a gradual ascent up the valley passing through small yak-grazing settlements, patches of birch and rhododendron forest, where the elusive musk deer can encounter sometimes. The strong fragrances of flowers refresh the mind and feel heavenly to camp in the Himalayan scenery and have a very sweet sleep. The Gokyo Valley - Renjo La Pass trekking offers an alternative route for the travelers who are searching for natural beauty and mountains scenery. Picturesque spectacular many incredible mountains vista, including magnificent views of Mt. Everest (8848m), Makalu (8,463m), Cho Oyo (8153m), Lhotse (8511m), Pumori (7,145m), Ama Dablam (6942m), Nuptse (7879) and many other towering peaks. etc. can see during trek and down one of the biggest glacier in Nepal Himalaya “Ngozumpa ” incredible view while crossing Renjo La and ascent Gokyo Peak (5,350m). The view of the tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang is one of the most dramatic panoramas in the Gokyo Valley - Renjo La Pass Trekking. Mt. Everest and Mt. Cho Oyo are the most spectacular features of Gokyo Valley - Renjo La Pass Trek. Trips of Renjo La Pass to Gokyo to Nangpala are a breathtakingly beautiful walk with less crowded travelers then the other traditional route. Have in mind, this trekking can be done starting from both sides.
Renjo La Pass trekking highlights
Scenic flight to Lukla, abundant flora and fauna, Explore Sherpa Museum in Namche Bazaar, Scenic flight to Lukla, abundant flora and fauna, Explore Sherpa Museum in Namche Bazaar,Panoramic views from Syangboche. Past friendly Sherpa villages, Amazing view of mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku, Gokyo Lake, hiking to Gokyo Ri, Renjo Pass, Thame valley, Namche Bazar
Renjo La Pass trekking grade
Everest base camp trek is suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. It does not require you to be super fit or have any previous trekking/mountaineering experience. If you are healthy and can walk 5 to 6 hours daily, you can do this trekking. However, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful before you depart. Our program always include rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. On trek, you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.
Renjo La Pass trekking covers
Kathmandu - Lukla - Namche - Thyanbuche - Chhhukung valley - Kalapatar - Everest base camp.
February, March, April, May, June, September, October , November and early December.
Renjo La Pass trekking outline itineary
- Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu, B/B Plan
- Day 02: Full Day Sightseeing in Kathmandu, B/B Plan
- Day 03:Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m) and then to Phakding (2640m.), O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazzar (3440m.), O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 05: Acclimatization at Namche Bazzar, O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 06: Namche Bazzar to Thame (3820m). , O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 07: Thame to Lungdeng (4500m) 5 hrs , O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 08: Lungden – Renjola Pass (5415m) – Gokyo Lake (4790m) 6 hrs, , O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 09:Gokyo Lake explore around, O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 10: Gokyo to Dole (4,200m) -5 to 6 hours, O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 11: Dole to Namche Bazar (3,430m) -4 to 6 hours, O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 12: Namche to Lukla 7 hrs, O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel, B/B Plan
- Day 14: Final depacture for your onward destination
Note of the above itinerary
O/N = Over Night, B/B = Bed and Breakfast F/B (Full Board) = Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. And if you would like to stay more than 19 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari or Everest mountain flight, we are happy to follow your suggestion accordingly.
short description mode of packages
In our packages, we have included two nights 3 Star Category hotel in Kathmandu (capital of Nepal) and Pokhara Tourist Standard hotel level on BB plan, meals and accommodation in trekking, all the ground transportation as per itinerary, an experienced guide and porter and all the government taxes and necessary permits, please find in details what are included and excluded in the price as follows
Renjola Pass trekking itinerary in details
Arrival at Kathmandu (1350 m),
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan international airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu/Bhaktapur within breakfast. After time to get refreshed, and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.
Full Day Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2500 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts. Return to the hotel.
Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m) and then to Phakding (2640m.)
We take early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.). Upon arrival at Lukla, we would be refreshed in one of the hotels and then start our trek to Phakding (2640 m). We trek following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi. Nupla (5885m) can be seen in a stone throwing distance on the opposite bank. In the late afternoon, we reach Phakding village.
Phakding to Namche Bazzar (3440m.)
Having breakfast at Phakding, we commence our trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.). The trail leads along the right bank of Dudh Koshi. Thamserku is standing majestically skyward on the opposite bank. We then reach Bengar. The trail now climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. We continue along the trail with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny village Monjo. We then come to Sagarmatha National Park Service where a park entrance fee is to be deposited. We follow a short walk along the riverbed of this valley where the two major river can meet. Now we begin steep ascent to Namche Bazar. On the way, we would have excellent views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.). Surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, Namche Bazar (3440m) is a central hub of the area for food, trekking gears and other necessary goods.
Acclimatization at Namche Bazzar
We take rest at Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) for acclimatization. It is considered as an ideal place for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading towards Tyangboche. We go up to Khumjung monastery. It is a small settlement of Sherpa community. We enjoy the splendid view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde and many other snow capped mountains. While returning to Namche Bazzar, we would visit Museum just above the town that exhibits Sherpa culture.
Namche Bazzar to Thame (3820m), 5 hours
Today, we will trek about 5 hours to reach Thame village. Thame is at the end of Khumbu Valley and iconic value of Thame is its terrain the people which are untouched by the effects of modern civilization. During the working we will past a large a large array of prayer flags, Chorten and the carved mani stones.
Thame to Lungdeng (4500m) 5 hrs
Today, we will walk about 5:30 hrs to Lungden, mostly up hill,, the trails pass by many old, walled Sherpa villages. During the walking you can observe varieties of plants and animals with unique Sherpa culture. We can probable also share the trail with Tibetan Yak Canavans, trading en route to and from Namche to Tibet with the villagers. We will stay in simple lodge at Lungden village.
Lungden – Renjola Pass (5415m) – Gokyo Lake (4790m) 6 hrs
Today our destination is to reach the Gokyo lake by crossing Renjo La pass (5415m), the trail often follow steeply ups and down with sandy ridge. We will crosses frozen stream, and walking through dramatic rock, we will past several yak kharkas and twin Renjo Lakes, the view from the top is incredible, you can have studding view of 7000 to 8000 meters peaks all around including Kalapathar, Tengboche Monastery, chola glaciers and many more. Overnight at Gokyo village.
Gokyo Lake explore around
The excursion to the Gokyo peak usually starts early in the morning. The climb is quite steep first 30 minutes, it will take you an hour to reach the top with its traditional prayer flags. From where you will have a magnificent view of highest peaks, from the west to east are Cho you (8,153m), Gyachung Kang (7,922m), Everest ( 8848m), Lhotse (8,501m) and further way Makalu, On the way to descent you can enjoy, superb view of Gokyo Lake
Gokyo to Dole (4,200m) -5 to 6 hours
After explore Gokyo Valley and Gokyo lakes, most of the trail goes down gently to Dole. People who like to take alternative route to Phorche Village; it turns east and climbs across the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa Glacier to Na (4,400m) nearby Phanga. On the way, you have still chance to see a numbers of mountains scenery around you. Stay overnight at Dole village.
Dole to Namche Bazar (3,430m) -4 to 6 hours
After breakfast again all the same way trek down to Phorche Thanga through rhododendron and pine forest. Then the trail led you up to Mongla hill and gradual descent to the Sanasa the main trail for the Everest Base Camp - Kalapattar and follow way to Namche Bazaar for say overnight.
Namche to Lukla 7 hrs
Having breakfast in the teahouse at Namche Bazaar, we trek to Lukla. It is the last day of our trek. Lunch will be served on the way. Upon arrival at Lukla, we would get refreshed and take rest.
Fly to Kathmandu
Early in the morning pleasent fly to kathmandu 30 minutes with clear weather mountain view. Arrive in the Kathmandu Airport and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu or Bhaktapur with BB plan.
Final DepartureAfter breakfast, End of our services with departure transfer to the Kathmandu airport to board flight for your onward destination.
- Kathmandu international - domestic airport transfer by private car.
- 2 nights twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu/Bhaktapur with breakfast.
- Flights (Kkathmanu - LUKLA - Kathmandu) round fare USD: 276 each person with applicable domestic tax
- Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu valley by private vehicles.
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner each day while on trekking
- Guest house accommodation during the trekking days
- Government license holder mountain trekking guide.
- All grounded transportation during the program.
- Required no of porter who will carry your luggage during the trek(1 porter 2 guest basis).
- Sagarmatha National Park entry fee and TIMS permit for Everest region.
- Cost of guide and porter/s with their insurance.
- A special gift Trekking Certificate from our company.
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the stay in Kathmandu.
- International airfare and airport departure taxes.
- Any kinds of batteries charge, telephone calls, loundry services etc..
- Personal trekking equipments and clothing and as well as donation
- Alcoholic and beverage bar bills and as well as TIPS for crew
- Your travel insurance (It is mandatory in case of emergency)
- Any other things not mentioned.
We are experts for the operations trip at high-altitude. Every trip we run has a sound acclimatization program. We created this trekking itinerary to allow for gradual height gain spread over a number of days. There is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude, but for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent will produce minimal effects. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. For all trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters, our guides carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude illness; they are trained to track symptoms as well as administer medications but we recommend to you to carry medicine by yourself that is beneficial for you.
To be sufficiently protected in terms of insurance, you need specialized travel insurance for participation in hazardous activities. A travel insurance policy that covers emergency evacuation, trip injury, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment and expenses is strongly recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing. Our agency Gokyo Treks and Expedition can arrange for the appropriate policy based on your trekking.
Climate and Weather
The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalaya where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is late September to December, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good and days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.
This trekking is likely to have a wide range of temperatures depending on the altitude and the time of day. In the mountains up to 3,500m the nights will be cool, normally around 5 degree C, and during the day temperatures sometimes rise to 25 degree C. At higher altitudes temperatures range from about 15 degree C to -10 degree C.
We bring together a small group of likeminded people to give them a memorable and insightful travel experience with an invaluable opportunity to interact in a fun-filled environment. Our travel group generally comprises a maximum of 12 members. We need a minimum of 2 participants to run our fixed departure dates. For individualized trips, no minimum or maximum applies. If you would like to travel independently or with your friends, families and colleagues, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time frame for any number of people.
Gokyo Treks and Expedition promises you a rewarding trip with an experience that last you lifetime amidst natural and cultural beauties. Here you will find committed team member, world-class quality, personalized service, closest co-operation and great company. Our trekking crews have more than a decade of trek leadership experience. We ensure you get the ultimate holiday experience that exceeds your expectation. Quality service is what matters the most. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition are supremely confident to bring outstanding service throughout your trip without any unnecessary discomfort and hassle, it is 100 % guaranteed.
The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for treks and climbs in Nepal. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Any kinds of battery charges and hot shower during the trekking.
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
- Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
- T-shirts (2)
- Light and expedition weight thermal tops
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Lightweight gloves
- Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
- Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
- Fleece or wool pants
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
- Underwear (4)
- Hiking shorts (2)
- Lightweight cotton long pants
- Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
- Hiking boots with spare laces
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
- Gaiters (Optional)
- Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bags
- Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
- Thermarest sleeping pad (Only Camping Trek)
- Water bottles (2)
- Sleeping bag rated -10C. to -20C (Depending on trekking region)
- Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
- Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
- Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
- Books (Highly Recommended)
- Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
- Swiss Knife
Recommended Mountaineering Kit
In addition to the items mentioned above for trekking, the following is a list of the additional specialized items which are required for the trekking peaks.
- Ice axe, and ski poles (note - ice axes can be rented in Kathmandu)
- Climbing helmet
- Alpine climbing harness
- 2 x tape slings
- 2 x screwgate karabiners
- Descender/abseil device
- Plastic or leather mountaineering boots, with gaiters and crampons that have been tested for a good fit.
- Fleece trousers or silhouette
- Additional mits and gloves suitable for climbing
Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.
Do I need Experience for Gokyo Renjola Pass Trekking?
This trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 5 - 6 hours in a day, with a light weight rucksack. For Gokyo valley and Renjola Pass trekking - yes, you need to have experience of walking 5- 6 hours a day in high altitude- somehow about 3000M above sea level.
What kind of accommodation can I expect on Gokyo Renjola Pass Trekking?
We provide you 3 star category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking there would be normal hotel accomidation which offers basic clean facilities with a mattress and blanket. We can also offer you sleeping bags if needed (which need to return after the trip) but it is always better idea to own sleeping equipment.
What kind of food can I expect in Gokyo Renjola Pass Trek?
All the guest houses/lodges in the trekking they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to next place where you are going.
What opportunities will I have for shower along Gokyo Renjola Pass Trekking?
Tea house trekking all the lodges they have shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying and in Camping trek- we provide you hot water bucket then you will take bucket shower.
How do I get drinking water on Gokyo Renjola Pass Trekking?
Normally in the trekking in nepal route there is all places hotel and shop as well in shop you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in camp site/along the way in the camping trekking.
Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
in camping trek there are few places where you can charge the battery paying charge but in tea house trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery we recommend to you bring extra pair for incase .Remember to bring your adapters! And we recommend you to take extra batteries.
Is there any communication facilities on Gokyo Renjola Pass Trekking?
In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.
Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
No, for the trekking you need to have cash beacuse credit cards works city area in nepal only.
When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?
Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
We prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of a trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival.
Who will carry my luggage on Gokyo Renjola Pass Trekking?
We provide porters they will carry your luggage.
Is there any communication while we are on Gokyo Renjola Pass Trekking?
There are telephones in many villages along the popular trekking routes from which you can make international calls.
How much distance do I walk each day?
When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however you have to be prepared to walk 5-6 hours each day.
Do I need walking polls for Gokyo Renjola Pass Trekking?
we recomend to take that it will be the helpful to you.
How much additional money do I need per day?
You can allocate US$ 08 - 10 for a lunch / dinner in kathamndu and it depends on your spending habits. US$7 to 10 US$ a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks in trekking.
Trek legally. If you trek independently, you are not allowed to take any staff by law. You need for this a Trekking Agency, the sole authorized to employ staff for foreign trekkers. Do not hire staff or "independent guides" through hotels, unless they have a Trekking Agent licence or offer this service through an affiliated Trekking Agent.
Rubbish management For the most proper disposal available, please make sure you take all of your trash, including bottles and cans from goods consumed in restaurants, to the nearest truck-accessible road.
Sanitation Note the pollution and lack of trash management in the villages on the treks - including trash-clogged rivers and mounds of discarded beer bottles. Nepal is struggling with its rapid Westernization and hasn't yet figured out how to dispose of its waste. Don't contribute to the problem any more than necessary!
After your trek you can give your clothes to the porters' clothing bank which is managed by the KEEP association . This bank is located in the Thamel neighborhood of Kathmandu and provides clothes to the trekking porters.