Gokyo Valley Trek with Renjo La Pass - 15 Days

Sightseeing, Trekking, Hiking, Climbing, Expedition, Mountaineering, Cultural Insight, Foods and Cuisine, National Park exploration, Glacier Walk, and many more
Country
Region
Activity
Group size
1-10
Duration
15 Days Days
Mode
Tea-House/Lodge
Max-Altitude
5,360m/17,585 ft
Daily Walking
5-6hrs
Grade
4
Culture
Sherpa Culture, Tibetan Influenced Culture, Mixed Culture
Best season
Autumn and Spring
Best season
Autumn and Spring

If feasting your eyes on jaw-dropping scenery is as important as the challenge of trekking in the Himalayas, then the Gokyo Valley is the place to go.

A hiking expedition taking in a Gokyo Valley Trek and Renjo La Pass is guaranteed to bring you up close to some of the most magnificent glacial sights. It will also provide ecological adventures and a chance to see nature at its rawest. Eco-adventure holidays to the Gokyo Valley are popular with good reason, and for moderate to challenging trekking expeditions, Renjo La Pass ranks high.

1. Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264 ft)

  • Meals:Lunch / Dinner
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Hotel

  • Kathmandu
  • Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Thamel

Highlights:

  • Tribhuwan International Airport
  • Evening Walk at Thamel

2. Trek Preparation and Kathmandu Sightseeing

  • Duration:Whole day
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Hotel

  • Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Boudhanath Stupa
  • Pashupatinath Temple
  • Thamel

Highlights:

  • Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Equipment Checking
  • Briefing about the trek
  • Introduction with Guide

3. Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft)

  • Duration:35mins Flight and 4hrs walk (9 Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Transportation:Flight
  • Accommodation:Lodge / Hotel
  • Ascend:148m/485ft

  • Thamel
  • Tribhuwan International Airport
  • Ghat
  • Lukla
  • Phakding

Highlights:

  • Lukla Airport
  • Mountain View from Flight
  • Adventure and Excitement
  • Suspension Bridges
  • Prayer Flags
  • Tibetan Script on Stones
  • Sceneries
  • Atmosphere
  • Buddhist Culture

4. Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft)

  • Duration:7-8hrs walk (11-13 Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Ascend:640m/2,100ft

  • Phakding
  • Monjo
  • Jorsale
  • Namche Bazar

Highlights:

  • UNESCO World Heritage
  • Sagarmatha National Park
  • High Suspension Bridges
  • Himalayas View
  • Sherpa Culture

5. Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day

  • Duration:3-4hrs (5Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Ascend:430m/1,410ft
  • Descend:430m/1,410ft

  • Namche Bazar
  • Syanbuchhe

Highlights:

  • Best Viewpoint for Everest
  • Sherpa Museum
  • Hatt Bazar
  • Shopping
  • Day Hike to Everest View Hotel

6. Namche Bazaar to Dole(4,200m/13,780ft)

  • Duration:6-7hrs (11-12Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:760m/2,493ft
  • Descend:200m/656ft

  • Namche Bazar
  • Kyangjuma Danda
  • Phortse Tenga
  • Dole

Highlights:

  • Rhododendron Forest
  • View of Ama Dablam
  • Beautiful Landscape
  • Pine Forest
  • Sagarmatha National Park
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Wildlife and Birds
  • Lhophophorus/Danfe (National Bird of Nepal)

7. Dole to Machhermo(4,470 m/ 14,663 ft)

  • Duration:5hrs walk (8-9Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:300m/984ft

  • Dole
  • Kele(Gyle)
  • Luza
  • Machhermo

Highlights:

  • Beautiful Landscape
  • Hidden Valley View
  • Tabuche Peak View
  • Cholatse Peak View
  • Mountain Sceneries

8. Machharmo to Gokyo Lake(4,800 m/15,744 ft)

  • Duration:5hrs walk (8-9Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:320m/1,049ft

  • Macchermo
  • Phang(Pangla)
  • First Lake
  • Taboche Tsho(Taujung Cho)
  • Gokyo

Highlights:

  • Gokyo Lake (5 Lakes)
  • Glacier Walk
  • Mountain Sceneries
  • Prayer Flags
  • Yaks
  • Blissful Nature
  • Chadoten
  • Wetland

9. Acclimatization Day at Gokyo Valley: Climb Gokyo Ri (5,357 m/17,570 ft) and Hike to fifth lakes

  • Duration:6-7hrs walk (8-9Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:665m/2,181ft
  • Descend:500m/1,640ft

  • Gokyo Lake
  • Gokyo Ri
  • Gokyo
  • Fifth Lake
  • Gokyo

Highlights:

  • High altitude walk
  • Sunrise View
  • Glacier Walk
  • Panoramic View of 4 Mountains above 8,000m
  • Prayer Flags
  • Fifth Lakes walking
  • Achievement of a lifetime
  • Dream comes true for adventure seekers

10. Gokyo to Langden Kharka(4,300m/14,000ft) via Renjo La (5,360m/17,585 ft)

  • Duration:7-8hrs walk(9-11Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:550m/1,805ft
  • Descend:1,040m/3,412ft

  • Gokyo, Renjo La Pass
  • Langden Kharka

Highlights:

  • Massive Mountain View
  • Stunning View of Everest
  • View of 4 Mountains above 8,000m from Sea Level in the same range
  • Lake View
  • Prayer Flags
  • Adventure and Excitement
  • Blissful Nature

11. Langden to Namche Bazzar

  • Duration:6hrs walk(10-11Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Descend:860m/2,822ft

  • Langden Kharka
  • Thame
  • Thomo
  • Namche Bazaar

Highlights:

  • Monasteries
  • Beautiful Landscape
  • Prayer Flags
  • Touch the tree-level

12. Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,652m/8,700ft)

  • Duration:7-8hrs walk (16-18Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Descend:600m/1,968ft
  • Ascend:210m/688ft

  • Namche Bazaar
  • Jorsale
  • Monjo
  • Phakding
  • Ghat
  • Chhoplong
  • Lukla

Highlights:

  • Rhododendron Forest
  • Various High Suspension Bridges
  • Tashi Lapcha Mountain View
  • Kawande Mountain View
  • Beautiful Landscape
  • Pine Forest
  • Last Everest View
  • Prayer Flags

13. Lukla - Kathmandu

  • Duration:35mins flight , 30mins Drive(5Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Transportation:Domestic Flight and Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Hotel

  • Domestic Airport(Lukla-Kathmandu)

Highlights:

  • Stunning View of Mountains from Flight
  • Geography
  • Landscapes
  • Adventure and Excitement
  • Kathmandu Valley View

14. Relax shopping and whatever you wish to do along with the farewell dinner in the evening (excluding alcoholic and soft drinks)

15. Final Departure

COST INCLUDES

  • Airport pickup and drop service
  • Hotel in Kathmandu 
  • All lodging and foods during the trek (B, L, D included)
  • Transportation costs: Domestic flight in (Kathmandu – Lukla- Kathmandu).
  • Professionally trained and highly experienced English speaking trekking guide, assistant trekking guide and porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers with a max load of 30kg) along with their salary, lodging, foods and insurance
  • Trekking permits: TIMS card and Sagarmatha National Park fees
  • First aid medical box
  • Trekking gears like Sleeping bags and down jacket made available on rent
  • 13% VAT and 10% service charge
  • Farewell Dinner

COST EXCLUDE

  • VISA fee to enter Nepal(Visa Information)
  • International flight tickets and extra baggage charges
  • Food in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation and meal costs in Kathmandu due to any change in the scheduled itinerary
  •  Travel insurance/ Rescue operation costs
  • All personal expenses
  • Tip for guides and porters

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Yes, in most of the lodges and tea-houses, the telephone and internet facilities are available during your trek. But in some places, they might charge some amount for the service as well as you can also use mobile data during your trek for Internet and communication. 

While you are on Gokyo Valley Trek with Renjo La Pass, you can get access to electricity or solar energy for charging your electronic devices at lodges and tea-houses but you might only get access to the two-pin adapter so you should bring conversion plug or another converter if your device charger is not suitable with two-pin plug. And while you stay overnight in tent-camps, it is recommended to have your own power supply if possible. 

Well, the tip for guide and other trekking staffs like porters and drivers is not mandatory but since they contribute their time apart from family to make you enjoy the best of your trip ensuring your safety and satisfaction, we recommend you to contribute some amount of tip for them. In Nepal, it is practised that 10% of the total amount you pay for your trek and tour is contributed as a tip.

You can use ATM and Credit Cards to withdraw money during Gokyo Valley Trek with Renjo La Pass only at specific and major places like Kathmandu, Lukla and Namche Bazaar

There is a maximum possibility of getting altitude sickness during Gokyo Valley Trek with Renjo La Pass since you would be climbing to the higher altitudes, but with proper acclimatization and health care as well as the guidance from trekking staffs, you shouldn’t face the trouble of altitude sickness.

Yes, you will need a special permit for Gokyo Valley Trek with Renjo La Pass because you will be entering the Sagarmatha National Park, you would need to have Sagarmatha National Park Permit and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS).

The trek could be extremely adventurous and exciting for solo trekkers and since you will be walking through off-the-beaten paths, it is somehow risky for the solo trekker and solo female trekkers. You need to be aware and capable of handling several situations in order to prevent from obligations and challenges during the trek. So, at least a highly experienced and certified trekking guide is needed for this trek even for solo trekkers. 

Yes, of course, with Nepal Mountain Trekkers you can customize/personalize the trek itinerary and services to be provided according to your requirements.

Yes, it is possible to get showers during Gokyo Valley Trek with Renjo La Pass on the lodges you would be staying overnight or during acclimatization.

Well, it is not compulsory to be insured but as we already know “Prevention is better than cure”. If you are insured then you can have a relaxed trip without worries and enjoy with a free mind.

HEAD

Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses
Head Torch
Suncreams(40+) and Lip Balms

UPPER BODY

Cotton t-shirts and thermals
Fleece jacket
Waterproof jacket
Down jacket

LOWER BODY

Lightweight cotton pants (long)
Waterproof pants
Inner thermals

FEET

Thin inner socks (3 pairs)
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Comfortable hiking boots
Shower sandals

HANDS

Gloves (Cotton and Waterproof)
Creams
Sanitizer

ACCESSORIES

Sleeping bag rated to -10°C +
Trekking bag (Rucksack)
Duffel bag
Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
Water bottle or camel bag
Toiletries and Tissue Papers

First Aid Kits 

Personal Regular Medicines
Knee Caps
Bandages
Ointments
Blister Tape

MISCELLANEOUS

Medicines: We recommend you to bring your regular medicines; we will provide first aid kit from our side.
Light-weighted Towel
Swiss Knife
Passport and extra passport photos
Water Purifying Iodine Tablets, Drop or Sterilizer

Since the trail of this trekking is mostly rural, the drinking water available during this trek would be tap water, well water or hand pumps and should be purified prior to drinking them. Hence, you should buy bottled waters or should have water purifying pills or any other equipment to ensure drinking safe water.

It is necessary to take a highly experienced and licensed guide to instruct you and help you explore the best of this trek as well as to take care of you during the trek. If you go trekking without a guide then you won't get to know the things you ought to explore as well as there might arise several problems on the trail. On the other hand, to enhance the comfort of trekking, you might need porters to carry your loads. 

Nepal Mountain Trekkers is a travel agency formed with the involvement of highly experienced and professional trekkers with an experience of more than two decades in trekking in the Himalayas. Moreover, we do have staffs from all the special parts of the country to provide you with the proper and adequate information and make you enjoy the best of your trip. In our years of experience, none of our clients had any complaint or dissatisfaction from our company and till now all our previous clients highly recommend our team to their friends and family which is the reason behind our dedication and diligence. Once you trek with our team, you will surely think of visiting Nepal time and again with us as our other clients.

The foods provided during the trek are mostly the typical Nepalese food i.e. Dal Bhat and the accommodation are basic tea-houses and even tent-camps. Except for trekking, you can choose the food and accommodation according to your requirement during your stay in major cities like Kathmandu.

In the case of emergency, our highly experienced and determined trekking staffs and guides who are the inhabitants of this region and are professional in these fields would guide you with the best instruction according to the situation. They are well aware of every kind of risks and the solutions and they would be in touch with the company along with your trekking session, so there is no reason to worry about, just enjoy the trek. On the other hand, we also provide helicopter rescue service if required.

The best time to go for Gokyo Valley Trek with Renjo La Pass would be autumn or spring because the weather would be clear and the sceneries are vivid under the clear blue sky and lush greenery everywhere. Moreover, the blooming of rhododendron forest and other herbs and vegetations would be the major attraction of being there during autumn and spring as well it will reduce the risk of natural calamities and blockades from snowfalls.

The earthquake of 2015 had an adverse effect on the trekking trails and the local inhabitants back then but now after the patience and positive attitude of the people along with their effort and collaboration from several donors, the trails are totally recovered and fine for trekking again. Though the lifestyle of people is somehow still lagged behind in some reasons because of trekkers and their contributions, they’ve got a light of hope that they will rise again.

Gokyo Valley Trek with Renjo La Pass one of the physically demanding and arduous trekking experience with difficult trails and high passes included in the trek.

Generally, Gokyo Valley Trek with Renjo La Pass is 12-15 days long but you can customize/personalize the trekking days and the itinerary according to your requirement with Nepal Mountain Trekkers.

Reviews
Ma?go?ka
Ma?go?ka
Source:Trip Advisor

Unforgettable people from Nepal Mountain Trekkers. They will take care of you as the closest friend. Ramesh has provided us with a great guide and Sherpas. Huge respect for Ramesh for professional organization. They will make the impossible possible.

Beata Z
Beata Z
Source:Trip Advisor

 

It was another trek in the Himalayas with Nepal Mountain Trekkers. Another great experience. Everything is well prepared, since the arrival to Kathmandu, through flight to Lukla, during trekking. We only have to enjoy the views. If I go to Nepal again, I'm sure it will be trek with Nepal Moutain Trekkers.

Martyna G
Martyna G
Source:Trip Advisor

Our first hike in Nepal and it was incredible!

Ramesh organised our itinerary for my husband and I based on the amount of time that we had. This included a personal airport pickup, our return flights to and from Lukla, a guide and porter for us, and also our accomodation in Kathmandu before and after our trek.

We set out planning to get to Tengboche, as our time was limited, but we were able to take it day by day depending on how we were fairing. As we hiked, we thought, this isn't as hard as we thought it would be - let's go further! Our amazing guide named Tika was obliging and set a new route for us mid-hike and we made it all the way to Ama Dablam base camp. Tika was always only a few steps ahead and was happy to tell us the names of all the mountains we could see along the way, the names of trees and plants, and the names of the villages across distant valleys. When we reached our destination each night he was always busy organising our meals, cups of tea, making sure our drink bottles were filled and that we were happy and healthy. He's a very polite, caring and experienced guide (with great english skills) who we'd definitely request for our next Himalayan experience and would certainly recommend to anyone else too.

We cannot express how satisfied and impressed we were with this company; a well run, honest business that really care for the customer's experience and safety. Nepal Mountain Trekkers allowed us to choose our own start and end date and plan the trek each day with no fixed or locked in agenda. This type of flexibility is something that you do not get in large group tours. It was our own private tour without the private tour price.

I had the joy of getting sick the day before we left Nepal and Ramesh organised for my care at a local hospital - complete with sorting our insurance and transfers to and from the hospital. He went above and beyond his duty as hotel manager and trekking company operator - he made a difficult time easier. Both Ramesh and our guide Tika came to the hospital to visit and make sure my health was on the mend.

There are many companies in Kathmandu that can take you on a breathtaking hike; but this one truely has the heart and passion for this exceptional place on Earth. 

We are already planning our next trip to Gokyo Ri with Nepal Mountain Trekkers - We couldn't recommend higher! Nepal Mountain Trekkers 100%
 

Hanneke
Hanneke
Source:Trip Advisor

10 daagse trekking gemaakt regio Gokyo. Prachtig gebied. Onze gids TB was erg vriendelijk en actief om alles zo goed mogelijk voor ons te regelen. Ik zou dit bedrijf zeker aanbevelen. Het mailcontact voorafgaand aan onze reis was ook altijd vlot en duidelijk.

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