Gokyo Valley Via Renjo Pass Trek
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Gokyo Valley Via Renjo Pass Trek

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Trip Facts

  • Max Altitude 2853m - 5380m
  • Duration 14 Days
  • Group Size 1 - 15

Overview

Everest Renjo La Pass Trek is certainly one of the most stunning mountain areas on earth. This Everest  Trekking enables trekkers who have a limited time to discover the most famous beauties of the Everest Region. 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 one of the highlights of this circuit. We stay here to savor the incredible scenery, including magnificent views of Everest (8848m), Makalu, Cho Oyo (8153m), and Lhotse (8511m), 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 provide this incredible atmosphere.

The alternative route is much easier. From Gokyo, the trail descends along the opposite bank of the Dudh Kosi.

Highlights:

  • Scenic flight to and from Lukla
  • Explore Sherpa Museum in Namche Bazar
  • Panoramic view from Syanbuche
  • Experiencing life as the “mountain people” live, in the heart of the Himalayas
  • Visit Tyangboche Monastery
  • Ascent Gokyo Peak( 5357m)
  • Spectacular Mt. views from Gokyo Peak & Renjola pass
  • Cross Renjola pass(5360m) – Visit the beautiful Gokyo lake.

Itinerary

Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters)

Hotel There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to the hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel on BB plan.

  • Max. Altitude
    1345m/4412ft
  • Meal
    Dinner
  • Accomodation
    3 stars level hotel
Day 02

Kathmandu to Lukla by flight and trek to Phakding

Fly to Lukla, the trail descends, gradually passing above the large village of Chaunrikharaka (2680m) and on through small villages, fields, and forests following a wide well-constructed path. After Kusum Drargka, a large stream, the trail crosses the Dudh koshi river at Phakding. Overnight at the guest house.

  • Max. Altitude
    2610mtrs/8563ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 03

Phakding-Namche Bazaar

From Phakding the trail follows the western bank of Dudh koshi passing through forests of Blue Pine until it reaches the village of Benkar(2700m). From here the trail crosses to the eastern bank of the Dudh koshi and climbs gently to the village of Chumoa. Between here and the next village of Monjo (2800m) the trail drops steeply to cross Monjo Khola. From Monjo, the trail crosses a small rock saddle and then descends abruptly to re-cross the Dudh koshi at Jorsale (2804m). Beyond Jorsale the trail undulates up until the confluence with Bhote koshi is reached. From here the Khumbu region begins. Above the bridge, the trail zigzags up 300m of the steep spur between the two rivers through sparse forest. From the top of the spur, Mt. Everest can be seen rising above the Nuptse-Lhotse wall. The next section of the trail climbs less steeply, traversing above the Bhote koshi until Namche Bazaar is reached. Namcha Bazaar is a market town, where every Saturday morning traders from lower altitudes sell goods to sherpas. Most of the trading is over by mid-day and the traders return to their villages. Overnight at the guest house.

  • Max. Altitude
    3440m/11286ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 04

Namche Bazzar to Kyanjuma via Khumjung village (3790m/12432ft). Walking 5:30 hours.

Known as the ‘Gateway to Everest’ we will spend today here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning air. A short trek to the museum celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people, as well as about flora & Fauna & its land, more importantly, from here you will get the proper glimpse of Everest and the surrounding mountains. And we hike up the Syanbuche airport, and Everest views hotel and sightseeing at the Khumjung village (3800m/12,466ft), which is the biggest settlement of Sherpa. Khumjung is one of the most beautiful villages in the Everest area. Its symmetrically laid-out stone dwellings house the families of many of our Sherpas. Overnight at the guest house.

  • Max. Altitude
    3490m/11447ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 05

Tengboche to Dole

From Tengboche , trek down to Dhukoshi river and the trail gradually ascends to Dole, which lies just above the tree-line. Overnight at the guest house.

  • Max. Altitude
    4,040m/13,251ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 06

Dole to Macherma

A short day trek due to the need to maintain a safe rate of ascent. Gokyo appears to be within easy reach but a night at Macherma is essential for the successful and enjoyable trekking experience.

  • Max. Altitude
    3490m/11447ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 07

Macherma to Gokyo Lakes

Another short climb leads to the lunch spot in the Phanga Valley and then a steady afternoon’s plod leads past the first of the Gokyo Lakes to the camping area by the main lake. There are excellent views of Cho Oyu ahead, with Taweche and Cholatse dominating the opposite side of the valley. Time: 4 hours.

  • Max. Altitude
    4,750m/15,580ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 08

Hiking to Gokyo Ri and back to Gokyo.

Early in the morning we have a steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri (5483m/19083ft) ample rewards to one attempting this trip. There are stunning views of the supper Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier, and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, such as giants as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu (8481m), Cho-Oyu (8153m), and Gychung Kang (7922m) can be seen. Those who explore the glacier and Gokyo peak are rewarded.

  • Max. Altitude
    4790m/15711ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
     Hotel/Tea house  
Day 09

Day hiking

Day hiking to 5th lake (5100m/ 16728ft) and back to Gokyo lakes.

  • Max. Altitude
    4790m/15711ft  
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
      Hotel/Tea house  
Day 10

Trek over Renjo Pass

Today you will trek over Renjo Pass and continue the trek to Lundhen where you can enjoy the natural vegetation of the place and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding that will make your visit worthwhile.

  • Max. Altitude
    4380m/13262ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
     Hotel/Tea house 
Day 11

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft).

We continued our descent to Namche Bazaar for our return journey. Similarly, we will use the same route as before to descend.

  • Max. Altitude
    3440m/11285ft
  • Meal
     Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
      Hotel/Tea house 
Day 12

Namche Bazaar to Lukla(2840m/9317ft)

Our final day of trekking returns us to the town of Lukla, where the overnight stay gives you time to explore the town as well as reflect upon the mountains you have recently visited for one last time before heading back to Kathmandu. Overnight at the guest house.

  • Max. Altitude
    2850m/9348ft
  • Meal
      Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house 
Day 13

Lukla to Kathmandu

We will walk about 5 minutes to the airport to catch our return flight to Kathmandu. Flight in the morning at 7 am to Kathmandu. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Max. Altitude
    1345m/4412ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast
  • Accomodation
    3 stars level hotel
Day 14

Departure

After breakfast, the trip ends, and our Airport Representative will drop you at the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.

  • Meal
    Breakfast

Group Pricing

The trip cost will vary depending on the group size, please find Gokyo Valley Via Renjo Pass Trek rates below.

Group Size
(PAX)
1 2-3 4 - 5 6 – 7 8 – 9 10 +
Price (USD)
per person
1455 1275 1225 1175 1150 1000

Service Includes and Excludes

Service Included in this Trip

  • All the ground transportation by tourist vehicles. 
  • Hotel in Kathmandu, inclusive breakfast at 3 stars level (1 night- Before trekking and 1 night after trekking).
  • Meals 3 times a day( Breakfast, lunch and dinner) in trekking for you.  
  • Seasonable Local fresh fruits after dinner.  
  • Twin sharing private comfortable room in trekking.
  • Everest trekking Map. 
  • Both ways domestic flight tickets from KTM/Lukla/KTM, inclusive taxes.
  • First aid medical kit, Ox meter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • Trip achievement certificate.  
  •  An experienced, knowledgeable, helpful and English-speaking trekking  guide.
  • Strong and friendly mountain porter to carry your trekking baggage. 
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment’s, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter.  
  • Four season sleeping bag and down jackets to use for trekking, if necessary. 
  • All necessary paper works and Everest national park entry permits. 
  • Pasang Lamu rural municipality entry permit. 
  • Emergency helicopter rescue arrangement which will be paid by your insurance company. 
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System). 
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  •  All our government taxes, vat, local tax, tourist service charges.

Service Excluded in this Trip

  • Extra accommodation and meals in Kathmandu (Except Farewell Dinner)
  • All kinds of drinks (Hot/cold & alcoholic) in trekking.
  • Personal equipment.
  •  Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, excess baggage charges).
  • Tips for trekking staffs and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section.

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Trip Info

The Gokyo valley via Renjo Pass Trek embarks when reaching Kathmandu. Similarly, after reaching Kathmandu and touring the Kathmandu valley. After Kathmandu, the trip continues with a scenic flight to Lukla. And, then trek to Phakding. Similarly, from Phakding the trip continues with an ascent to Namche Bazaar at an altitude of 3440m. There the trek gets a temporary stop as an acclimatization process for a day. After, the trek continues towards Tengboche at an altitude of 3860m. Then after, the trek reaches the beautiful destination of Dole. Similarly, after Dole, the trek ascends towards Machermo after that towards Gokyo Lake at an altitude of 4750m.

Likewise, after being in the blissful nature of Gokyo Lake the trek takes its first hiking destination up to Gokyo Ri at an altitude of (5483m/1983 ft) and trek down to Gokyo lakes. Furthermore, after that, the trek embarks on a trek over Renjo Pass (5345m/16184 ft) and continues trek to Lundhen (4380m/13262ft) Similarly, after spending a wonderful night at Lundhen the trek continues towards Namche Bazaar and to Lukla. After that, an early morning flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla and transfer to the hotel at 3 stars level.

Then, the trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you at the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Best time for the Gokyo valley via Renjo Pass Trek

The Gokyo valley via Renjo Pass Trek is suitable throughout the year; however, the spring and autumn seasons are the best time to do this trek. During this time the trek provides the best experience of walking in the clear sky. Furthermore, during this time of the year, one can explore different festivals of the country as it is a festive season in the country.

What are the details on food and meals?

Will someone pick me up from the airport?

What is Acute Altitude Sickness (AMS)?

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF HAPE (fluid in the lungs)?

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF HACE (fluid in the brain)?

What is the climbing equipment required for this trek?

How long is Gokyo valley via Renjo Pass Trek?

Do I need the Gokyo Valley via Renjo Pass trek permit from Kathmandu?

What is the highest point of Gokyo valley via Renjo Pass Trek?

Can I find Wifi and electricity access on the route of Gokyo valley via Renjo Pass Trek?

Are the trials of Gokyo valley via Renjo Pass Trek difficult?

Can Gokyo valley via Renjo Pass Trek be done in the winter seasons?

What is the time travel for the Gokyo valley via Renjo Pass Trek?

Is there any need for personal requirements for the Gokyo Valley Via Renjo Pass trek?

Grade A: Easy *

Trekking is essentially day hiking and doesn’t require any special training. However, good physical condition, a love of walking, and a desire to enjoying the spectacular views of the mountains and encounter village life are essential. We offer a diverse range of easy treks. Categorizing a trek as easy means that no difficult climbing or ascents to high altitudes is involved. They take usually no more than a week and are suitable for anyone. Be assured that a loss of altitude in no way means a loss of interesting things to see and experience. While our more challenging treks get you closer to a small number of mountain ranges, lower altitude treks often provide better viewpoints from which to enjoy the colorful horizons of a whole series of ranges. The duration of a trek can be from 4 to 9 days with an average of 4 to 5 hours walking per day. The elevation of the trail will be between 800m/2624ft and 2800m/ 9240ft above sea level.

Grade B: Moderate **

These treks are suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. They are a combination of some longer and shorter walks and hill-walking experience is desirable. The duration is usually from 10 to 15 days. Following the up and down terrain of Nepal and walking to higher elevations contrasts these treks to those in the easy classification. However, you will be rewarded for your efforts with spectacular close-up views of glaciers and of the high Himalayas. Although the terrain is not difficult, some vigorous hiking experience is useful. There may be up to 6 hours a day on the trail and the elevation rises and falls from 800m/ 2624ft to 4000m/13210ft above sea level.

Grade C: Fairly Strenuous ***

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should except to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Grade D: Strenuous ****

These real adventure treks are both technical and highly strenuous. Excellent physical condition is essential and mountaineering experience is preferable. Following rough terrain, they involve steep ascents to high altitudes with the possibility of some rope climbing. Stamina is needed to complete one of these treks, as it can take from 20 to 28 days to reach the heart of the wildernesses that they transverse. Participants should except to trek above 5600m/18480ft

EQUIPMENTS & GEARS

Nepal is one of the best places in the world for river rafting. Numerous fine rivers offer excellent opportunities for rafting, canoeing and simply immersing oneself in the magnificent landscape. Nepal’s thundering waters, coming from the glaciers of the mighty Himalayan, provide unmatched thrills.

Clothing

Down Or Fiber Filled Waterproof Jacket And Trousers 1
Fleece Jacket Or Pullover 1
Warm Cotton Trousers 2 Pairs
Shirts And T-Shirts 4 Pieces
Lightweight Cotton Long Pants 3 Pairs
Long Under Wear 2 Pieces
Short Under Wear 4 Pieces
Sun Hat Or Scarf 1
Woolen Hat 1
Sunglasses 1
Lightweight Gloves 1
Rain Coat 1
Heavyweight Gloves Or Mittens With A Waterproof 1

Footwear

Trekking Boot 1 Pair
Thick Socks 4 Pairs
Light Socks 3 Pairs
Camp Shoes 1 Pair
Sandals 1 Pair

Other Equipments

Sleeping Bag(4seasons) 1
Down Jacket 1
Daypack 1
Water Bottle 1
Sun Cream, Sunglasses
Flashlight With Spare Bulbs, Batteries, Lip Salve, Gaiters.

Optional

Insect Repellent Toilet Articles Note Book & Pen Toilet Roll
Laundry Soap Pocket Knife Towel Sewing Kit
Plasters Binoculars Camera Film
Cards And Personal Medical Kit

Travel insurance is compulsory for all Clients undertaking any tour. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter evacuation, loss of luggage, etc.

For your kind information, we would like to give a list of the insurance companies, please go through the links below:

For Canadians And Americans

  1. http://www.travelguard.com
  2. http://www.worldnomads.com
  3. http://www.mondial-assistance.ca
  4. http://www.travelassistnetwork.com
  5. http://www.travelex-insurance.com
  6. http://www.travelite.com
  7. http://www.travelunderwriters.com
  8. http://www.hccmis.com/atlas-travel-insurance

For Australians And New Zealanders

  1. http://www.covermore.com.au
  2. http://www.allianz.com.au
  3. http://www.worldnomads.com.au
  4. http://www.bupa.com.au
  5. http://www.itrektravelinsurance.com.au
  6. http://www.1cover.com.au

For British

  1. http://www.travel-guard.co.uk
  2. http://www.worldnomads.co.uk
  3. http://www.thebmc.co.uk
  4. http://www.direct-travel.co.uk
  5. http://www.essentialtravel.co.uk

For Europe And Slovenia

  1. http://www.coris.si
  2. http://www.europaeische.at

For South-Africa

  1. http://www.travel-guard.co.za
  2. http://www.tic.co.za

For Indians

  1. http://www.internationalsos.com/en/asia-pacific_india.htm

MAJOR SYMPTOMS OF ALTITUDE SICKNESS

INITIAL SYMPTOMS

  1. Periods of sleeplessness
  2. Runny nose.
  3. Extra tiredness
  4. Occasional loss of appetite
  5. Feeling laziness
  6. Wish to vomiting
  7. Periodic breathing

Above are normal symptoms which may occur into your body that you should not be worried. Every trekker will experience some or all of these, no matter how slowly they ascend.

ADVANCE SYMPTOMS

  1. Headache and vomiting
  2. Dizziness
  3. Racing heartbeat
  4. Exhaustion
  5. Nausea
  6. Diarrhoea
  7. Loss of apatite
  8. Weakness
  9. Hard to breath
  10. Extra tired
  11. Dry Raspy cough
  12. Sleeplessness

When above symptoms will occur into your body, these symptoms usually resolve by spending one or two extra nights at the same altitude or using medicine. Even you are resting at the same altitude or using medicine, if symptoms are becoming worse, then it is necessary to descend.

SERIOUS SYMPTOMS

  1. Worsening headache and vomiting
  2. Swelling of hands and face
  3. Reduced urine output
  4. Walking with a staggering gait
  5. Confusion
  6. Increased tiredness
  7. Breathing irregularity
  8. Visual hallucinations (seeing things that are not real)
  9. Changes in the ability to think
  10. Changes in normal behavior

If above serious symptoms will occur into your body, these extremely dangerous symptoms are called High Altitude Cerebral Edema (or HACE). They can lead to unconsciousness and death within 12 hours. Increasing shortness of breath, cough and tiredness may also be signs of High Altitude Pulmonary Edema or HAPE. HAPE can also be rapidly fatal if ignored.

TO PREVENT ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS

  1. If possible, don’t fly or drive to high altitude. Start below 3,000 metres (10,000 feet) and walk up.
  2. If you do fly or drive, do not overexert yourself or move higher for the first 24 hours.
  3. If you go above 3,000 metres (10,000 feet), only increase your altitude by 350 to 500 metres (1,000 feet) per day
  4. Climb high and sleep low! You can climb more than 300 to 500 metres in a day as long as you come back down and sleep at a lower altitude.
  5. If you begin to show symptoms of moderate altitude sickness, don’t go higher until symptoms decrease.
  6. Drink plenty of water, tea or juice etc (at least three to 4 liters per day). Urine output should be copious and clear to pale yellow.
  7. Eat high-carbohydrate foods (rice, pasta, cereal) for more energy.
  8. Take it easy and don’t overexert yourself when you first get up to altitude. But, light activity during the day is better than sleeping because respiration decreases during sleep, exacerbating the symptoms.
  9. Avoid alcohol as it may increase the risk of dehydration, and don’t smoke.
  10. Don’t push yourself when climbing up to passes, rather take plenty of breaks.
  11. Avoid taking sleeping pills.
  12. Avoid active movements and try to relax in the first one or two days upon arrival at the high altitude areas.
  13. Bring adequate medicine.
  14. If nothing else works, return to the areas with the lower elevation.
  15. Allow sufficient time for acclimatization (After 3000 meters).
  16. Don’t make rapid Ascent. Don’t go too far too fast.
  17. Do not trek/travel alone, take guide/porter.
  18. Follow the advice from your guide, hotel, local, guide book.
  19. Descent if mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.
  20. Never leave or descent sick person along.
  21. Avoid getting cold.
  22. Take an easy and comfortable trekking route even if its longer

MEDICINE

Following is a list of items you should consider including in your medical kit – consult your pharmacist for brands available in your country.

  1. Aspirin or paracetamol – for pain or fever
  2. Antihistamine – for allergies, eg hay fever; to ease the itch from insect bites or stings; and to prevent motion sickness.
  3. Antibiotics consider including these if you’re traveling well off the beaten track’ see your doctor, as they must be prescribed, and carry the prescription with you.
  4. Loperamides or Diphenoxylate ‘blockers’ for diarrhea’ Prochlorperazine or metaclopramide for nausea and vomiting.
  5. Rehydration mixture to prevent dehydration, eg due to severe diarrhea; particularly important when traveling with children.
  6. Insect repellent, sunscreen, lip balm and eye drops.
  7. Calamine lotion, sting relief spray or aloe vera-to ease irritation from sunburn and insect bites or stings.
  8. Antifungal cream or powder – for fungal skin infections and thrush.
  9. Antiseptic, such as povidone-iodine for cuts and grazes.
  10. Bandages, band-aids or plasters and other would dressings.
  11. Scissors, tweezers and a thermometer (note that mercury thermometers are prohibited by airlines)
  12. Cold and Flu tablets, throat lozenges and nasal decongestant.
  13. Multivitamines – consider for long trips, when dietary vitamin intake may be inadequate.