The Gokyo to Renjo La Pass trek is one newly opened, offering an exciting, fresh option for high-pass trekking through Khumbu. The most desirable time for this unforgettable trek is at the tail end of the monsoon season, when flowers blooming throughout Nagpala give trekkers the illusion of walking across a textured, riotously colorful carpet. The heavenly scent clears the mind wonderfully, and makes for a sweet slumber at night time.
The remoteness of the villages here, the caravan-esque travel of the locals down the mountain to do business at Namche, and the enormous glaciers all offer something unique to the traditional Everest Base Camp trek. Views of the big mountain and of neighboring Cho Oyo are astounding! The Renjo La Pass allows trekkers to cross between Gokyo and Nagpala, providing a gorgeous walk through towering mountains. This is in addition to the more picturesque views already afforded by hiking to Gokyo Ri, as opposed to the traditional day trip to Kala Pattar from Gorakshep. The mountains are, similarly, more spectacular on this itinerary: experience the enormous Ngozumpa Glacier and, from a ridge above Goyko, no less than four 8000-meter peaks! This trek is also less-traveled and, consequently, less crowded than is the classic base camp trek. With our experienced guides by your side, its guaranteed that you wont miss a single, thrilling
Day 1 : Arrive at Kathmandu
Day 2 : Kathmandu City Tour
Day 3 : Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding
Day 4 : Phadking to Namche Bazaar (3420m)
Day 5 : Acclimatization in Namche (3420)
Day 6 : Namche to Phortse Thanga (3500m)
Day 7 : Phortse Thanga to Dole (4200m)
Day 8 : Dole to Machhermo (4410m)
Day 9 : Machhermo to Gokyo (4750m)
Day 10 : Acclimatization in Gokyo
Day 11 : Gokyo-Maruleng via Renjo-la
Day 12 : Marulung -Thame
Day 13 : Thame - Namche Bazaar
Day 14 : Namche Bazaar to Lukla
Day 15 : Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 16 : Free day in Kathmandu
Day 17 : Departure
Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu
On arrival in Kathmandu you are met by our representative who will transport you to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu for the night.
Day 2: Kathmandu City Tour
After having breakfast enjoy a guide sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You will visit many Buddhist and Hindu temples which reflect the local culture and tradition of Nepalese society. In the evening you will return to the Hotel, B.B. O/N at Kathmandu.
Day 3: Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding
Flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Trek to Phadking (2700m) You have a scenic flight of 30 – 35 minutes to Lukla (2800m) from Kathmandu. In Lukla you can see the airline office and numerous lodges. The trail from Lukla leads you to Chablung (2700) and it descends steeply to the Tharo Kosi which is also known as Kusum Kangru Khola (river). Beyond the Tharo Kosi Bridge, the trail climbs to Ghat (2590) and again climbs to Phadking. In Phadking you can climb to the gompa to see your first view of the high peaks. Now you will really feeling like you have arrived in the Himalayan Kingdom. Stay at Guest house- Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Phadking.
Day 4: Phadking to Namche Bazaar (3420m)
From Phadking the trail follows the Dudh Koshi River and reaches Zamphuti. From here you can see excellent views of Thamserku peak. Then the trail climbs to Chomoa, the site of an agricultural project, an interesting place to have a look around and gain an insight into the farming way of life of these people. From Chomoa, the trail again climbs to Monjo (2840m) and enters the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park (1148sq km, established in 1976). Walking some distance up hill you will be at Jorsale (2830m) and after a long climb with views of Mt. Everest peeking over the ridge of Nuptse (7879m) the trail reaches the street of Namche Bazaar. Stay at Guest house- Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Namche Bazaar (3420m).
Day 5: Acclimatization in Namche (3420)
After having breakfast take some sightseeing around Namche Bazaar. Then you can hike to the Everest View Hotel, the ideal place to overview some of the outstanding mountains such as Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Lhotse etc. Make sure you have your camera to capture this moment. You can walk around the Khumjung valley, Hillery School and Khunde Hospital and then return back to Namche. In the centre of Namche you can visit the mountaineering museum and visit the Sagarmata Pollution Control Committee (SPCC). In Namche Bazaar you can spend some time interacting with the fun-loving Sherpa and Rai people. In Namche above the police check post you will see Sagarmatha National Park headquarters and if you want to look at the visitor centre it is open from 8am to 4pm except Saturdays and holidays. Stay at Guest house- Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Namche.
Day 6: Namche to Phortse Thanga (3500m)
Namche to Phortse Thanga (3500m) Climbing the hill to Khumjung, turning the north Gokyo route you can reach to Mong (Mohang) which is known as the birth place of the Saint Lama Sanga Dorje, the reincarnation lama of Rongbuk Monastery. The trail descends to the Dudh Koshi and enters at Phortse Thanga. Stay at Guest house- Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Phortse Thanga.
Day 7: Phortse Thanga to Dole (4200m)
The trail climbs steeply through rhododendron forests, passing many Kharkas on its way to Tongba (3950m) and Gyele (3960m) and finally Dole. Stay at Guest house- Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Dole.
Day 8: Dole to Machhermo (4410m)
The trail climbs through a huge rock at Lhabarma (4330m) and carries on to Luza (4340m).From Luza the trail continues to climb to Machhermo (4410m) where you can have good views of the mountains. Stay at Guest house- Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Machhermo.
Day 9: Machhermo to Gokyo (4750m)
Passing through Machhermo the trail climbs and reaches Pangka (4390m). Beyond Pangka the trail drops and again climbs steeply. From there you can see the massive Ngozmpa Glacier and finally you arrive at Gokyo. Stay at Guest house- Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Gokyo.
Day 10: Acclimatization in Gokyo
Day in Gokyo After having breakfast you can take a look around Gokyo valley. If you want to observe the best view you have to climb Gokyo RI (5357m) which is also called Kala Pattar but not the Kala Pattar above Gorakshep. From here you have panoramic views of Cho Oyu (8201m), Gyachung Kang (7922m), Everest, Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (4063m), Cholaste and Tawachee. Back to Guest house- Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Gokyo.
Day 11: Gokyo-Maruleng via Renjo-la
Our trek kicks off at dawn today as we attain Maruleng via the Renjo La Pass. It is a long hike, but a necessary one - there is no other place to stop along our trail! We follow Gokyo Valley downward, departing the main trail and turning towards the pass. We’ll reach the top of Renjo La in about three hours, being rewarded for our perseverance with unforgettable views of Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse and Taboche are unforgettable from the top. After that, we follow the east bank of the Bhote Koshi to Maruleng.
Day 12: Marulung -Thame
The trail from Marulung to Thame follows a traditional route used for centuries by the Tibetan traders. We’ll cross the Bhote Koshi down from Maruleng, and then descend to Taranga. Our trail then winds through the valley of the Langmuche Khola River, ending in the village of Thame. This large settlement contains a famous monastery, along with stunning views of several mountains.
Day 13: Thame - Namche Bazaar
We’ll pass through a check post today before arriving at the world’s loftiest hydroelectric power station, which provides electricity for most of the upper Khumbu region. We’ll pass gompas, prayer flags, mani walls, and chortens en route to Namche Bazaar, where we’ll again stop for an overnight rest.
Day 14: Namche Bazaar to Lukla
Trek back to Lukla. Stay at Guesthouse – Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Lukla.
Day 15: Lukla to Kathmandu
Fly back to Kathmandu. Hotel, B.B. O/N at Kathmandu.
Day 16: Free day in Kathmandu
Relax in the afternoon go for shopping.
Day 17: Departure
Transfer to Airport for your onward destination.
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