Everest Renjo Pass Trek

Everest Renjo Pass Trek

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One of the very beautiful and mesmerizing treking routes is Gokyo Valley Via Renjo Pass Trek with the panoramic views of 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.

Highlights of the Trip

Flight to Lukla airfield - Experience Sherpa culture in Junbesi. Explore Sherpa museum in Namche Bazar, Panoramic view from Syanboche – Experience Sherpa culture in Khumjung village. Visit Tyangboche Monastery Grand mountain views from Kalapatthar- Spectacular views of glacier from Everest basecamp- View the beautiful glacial lake from Gokyo peak.

Difficulties of the Trek

Gokyo Valley Via Renjo Pass trek is suitable for any energetic walker looking for more challenging and thrills. It does not require that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. Although the terrain is not difficult, some vigorous hiking experience is useful. And it does not require any technical experience; only that you be in good physical conditioning and be able to hike for 4-6 hours over hilly terrain with a light day pack.

Sample Day on "Gokyo Valley Via Renjo Pass Trek"

You will wake up trilled for trip.
Before breakfast you pack your stuff into your kit bag which is then carried by the porters and will not usually be available to you until lodge that afternoon. The trails are usually made on between 7.30 am and 8.30 am. Following a good morning's walk, we stop for lunch at around 11 am. Lunch is usually a one hour break to allow for the trekker's meal followed by the crew meal. This break also enables you to do your washing bushwalk, although with stops along the way, you will cope with a moderately graded trek. Speed is not important, stamina, confidence and continuity are. The evenings are spent reading or chatting with the associate trekkers and crew about the excitement of the trip and unforgettable encountered so far. A pack of cards is an asset on these nights; the crew love teaching various Nepali card games and learning new Western games. Finally, before going to bed the guide will brief about the next day’s trekking route. It’s off to bed for a well deserved night's rest before starting it all again.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02

Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla {2886m} & trek to Phakding

Day 03

Trek from Phakding to Namche bazaar {3440m}

Day 04

Rest at Namche Bazar for acclimatization

Day 05

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Thame (3800m)

Day 06

Rest & rejuvenation at Thame

Day 07

Trek from Thame to Lungden via Taranga

Day 08

Rest our weary bones at Lungden

Day 09

Trek from Lungden to Gokyo {4750m} via Renjola Pass

Day 10

This is a day for a breather at Gokyo and we can do some excursions in and around Gokyo valley

Day 11

Trek from Gokyo to Dole{4040m} via Machhermo{4410m}

Day 12

Trek from Dole to Namche and this takes about five hours. a lodge.

Day 13

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886m.)

Day 14

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 15

Final Departure

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to hotel.

Your will welcome by our representative in Tribhuvan International Airport and Transfer to hotel for welcome dinner.

Day 02: Guided Kathmandu Sightseeing by car

In the morning after breakfast, we have a Pre-Trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduced your trek Leader/Guide. it will provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the your trek and to introduce you to other participants. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip. After the Pre-Trip meeting and breakfast your sightseeing trip will in the morning. We provide a private vehicle and professional tour guide. We visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world. After Bodhnath Stupa we visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country. We also visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square as well as Kathmandu Durbar Square, which are collection of pagoda and shikhara. The attraction of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square is The Lion gate, The Golden gate, The Palace of fifty five windows, Art Galleries. At the end of the day we will visit Patan Durbar Suqare, which is famous for cluster of fine Pagoda temples and stone statues. The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in Thamel area near by your hotel. Later, we are supplied with our Trek Pack and departure information for tomorrow. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) and trek to Phakding.
We will reach Lukla after 30 minutes of real scenic flying. We then start our trek from Lukla to Phakding (2640m.) which takes approximately three hours. You transfer to the domestic airport for your flight to Lukla. Lukla is a small town with an airport at one of the highest altitudes in the world. You begin today’s trek from Lukla following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Nupla (5885m) which can be seen in the distance from the opposite bank is a peak atop the Kongde Ridge. You descend a mountainside path that merges into your route to Everest, with views to a green valley on your right; and at its far end, is Kusum Kang at (6367m.) The Dudh Kosi approaches as you pass a Mani wall and arrive at your first teahouse. You continue along a small path with many climbs and descents following the left bank of Dudh Koshi to Phakding. And this is our first Stay overnight at a tea house lodge.�

Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m.)
To reach Namche Bazaar takes about four and half hours. The trail starts along a level path on the right bank of the river. Thamserku looms skyward on the opposite bank. You cross a stream and climb the terraced hill from the Dudh Koshi route, to arrive at Bengar. The trail now climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. You continue along a path with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny village of Monjo. You then descend a path of stone steps and return to the right bank over a wooden bridge. After a short climb you come to Jorsale’s teahouse and hotel. Before this, you stop at the National Park Service where a park entrance fee is collected. You follow a short walk along the riverbed of this V-shaped valley where the river forks - the right is the Dudh Koshi and the left is the Bhote Koshi that leads to Nangpa La. After short distance along the Bhote Koshi, you begin the steep ascent to Namche Bazar. As the mountain trail zigzags uphill, you emerge at a ridge top rest area that offers excellent views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.) after this, the climb eases somewhat, and Namche Bazar appears ahead as you travel along a path surrounded by pines. Pass the plateau where the Saturday bazaar is held and enter the village. Namche Bazar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Bhote Koshi. Stay overnight at a lodge.

Day 5: Today, we rest at Namche Bazar for acclimatization
At Namche Bazaar you will also do some excursions to warm up for the big climb. This is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization at a high altitude before heading off towards Tyangboche. For acclimatization, you walk up for a visit to Khunde Hospital which was set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or take a one hour walk up to Syangboche (3800m.) where Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche for outstanding views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. Our first overnight at bustling Namche.

Day 6: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Thame (3800m)
To reach Thame takes about four hours. From Namche the route turns west and the trail is almost level as you head up the Bhote Koshi Valley, once a popular trading route into Tibet. After descending to the Bhote Koshi the trail climbs steeply to Thame. From here, there are real good views of the peaks of Teng Kangpoche and Kwangde and to the north are the Nangpa La, the pass leading to Tibet. Thame Gompa is situated above the village overlooking the valley and is the favored site for the spring celebrations of the Mani Rimdu festival. You can also visit Khumbu Bijuli {electricity} Power on the banks of Bhote Koshi. The next place worth visiting is Khare Monastery. Stay overnight at a lodge.

Day 7: Is a day for rest & rejuvenation at Thame.
In addition to this, you can visit Thambuchet and Tashi Lapcha Base Camp which divides Khumbu from Dolakha. You can also hike to Samdur peak from where spectacular views of Mt. Everest can be seen. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 8: Trek from Thame to Lungden via Taranga which takes about five hours.
On This day you hike around the villages and interact with the local folks & learn of their culture. You can enjoy the views of the surrounding landscapes with its green vegetation and mountains. Stay overnight at a lodge.

Day 9: Rest our weary bones at Lungden.
On this day can visit Nakpa Valley which falls on the old trade route of Tibet. Another attraction is to hike to Darkyachhulung peak. You can also visit Marlung, which is the sacred site of Warfield. Yet another hike can be done to Lake Cho Relmo. Stay overnight at a lodge.

Day 10: Trek from Lungden to Gokyo (4750m) via Renjola Pass which takes about six hours.
On the way you can observe local activities of which some of them include yak herding. The views of magnificent mountain landscapes and a chance to experience wildlife at high altitudes add fun to your trekking. Stay overnight at a lodge.

Day 11: This is a day for a breather at Gokyo and we can do some excursions in and around Gokyo valley.
Gokyo is situated by the side of the Ngozumpa glacier, known to be the biggest glacier in Nepal. This day you can also do a side trip to the Fifth Lake via the Forth Lake. Or you can trek from Gokyo to Gokyo Ri. Gokyo Ri looms above the village on the northern edge of the lake and you leave camp just after first light, following a steep path up the hillside. As you climb, the summits of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu slowly come into sight and the view from the summit of Gokyo Ri itself is one of the finest to behold in the Everest region - some say it is even better than that from Kala Patthar. Stay overnight at a lodge.

Day 12: Trek from Gokyo to Dole (4040m)� via Machhermo (4410m) which takes about five hours.
It is a short walk to the village of Machermo following the Dudh Koshi stream. A few yak pastures and some human settlements will be found hereabouts. From here you can get excellent views of Tawache peak. While trekking from Machhermo to Dole, you can enjoy the views of wonderful mountains, scenic landscapes and gushing rivers. Stay overnight at a lodge.

Day 13: Trek from Dole to Namche and this takes about five hours.
On the way you can view scenic landscapes, green settlements and silver gray mountains. The local activities of yak herding can also be seen. Stay overnight at a lodge.

Day 14: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886m.)
this takes about six hours. The last day of your trek retraces your steps from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. The trek is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote-Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla for your overnight stay. Stay overnight at your lodge.

Day 15: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.
You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. The rest of your day is free. In the evening, we visit a reputed Nepali kitchen for a delicious local Nepali cuisine. As you enjoy your meal, you will be entertained with a thrilling cultural dance performed by the local belles of Kathmandu. You will enjoy your last evening in Kathmandu.

Day 16: Final Departure
Final day our representative will be ready to take you to the airport for your forward flight home. This may be a most wonderful holiday ever experienced in a lifetime.

Trip Facts

Trip Destination: Everest Renjo Pass Trek
Trip Leader: Local Trekking Guide
Group Size: 2-12 (Average 6)
Max. Altitude: 5340
Trip Grade:
Transportation: Plane, Car/Van
Accommodations: Hotel/Lodge
Trip Season: Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov
Trip Duration: 15 days

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