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Gokyo Lakes and Renjo La Pass Trek – 16 days

Trip Highlight

  • Sightseeing tour of Historical, Cultural, religious UNESCO Heritages sites of Kathmandu city,
  • People & Cultures, religions & Lifestyle of more Ethnic groups,
  • panoramic views of sky scraping mountains Renjo La pass above 6000- 8848 m peaks including world’s Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu – a breathtaking panorama. And Ngozumpa Glacier
  • The ultimate challenge of crossing Renjo La pass (5340m) in Everest Region

Trip Overview

Gokyo Lakes Renjo La Pass Trek is one of the most adventurous areas to trek on Everest Region which gives you the best spot to view the world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest. While trekking in Gokyo Lakes and Renjo La Pass of Nepal, you will relish the taste the natural beauty along with the thrill of adventure. Perfect combination for any explorer! Gokyo Renjo La Pass is quite impressive when it comes to being at a place so ideal to view world’s tallest Mount Everest and other beautiful high mountains: Lhotse, Makalu and Cho-Oyu. Gokyo Ri and a traverse of Renjo La Pass are indeed the best appeals of Gokyo Ri Renjo La Pass trek – 16 days. What’s even intriguing is that you can actually explore Tibetan valley right during Renjo La Pass Trek. These are the undeniably fascinating factors which make Renjo La Pass an outstanding area of Everest Region.

Icicles Adventure Treks offers you the best trekking service for Gokyo Lakes Renjo La Pass Trek in Nepal. This amazing trip will let you tour around distinctively significant places like Dudh Koshi Valley, Munzo until and Namche Bazaar. Renjo La Pass Trekking is greatly famous for offering the best panoramic views of Nepal including Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Tawache, etc. The mysterious Machhermo, the cool Nagazumpa Glacier and the conventional lifestyle of Tibetan people of Thame people are worth-exploring. Being an entirely mountain adventure towards the ‘Roof Of The World’, Tibet, Renjo La Pass Trekking offers you picturesque sights to capture into your camera, your heart and your mind, making it an incredible experience for a lifetime.

Anyone who’s excited to explore awe-inspiring high mountains of Everest Region or who’s looking forward to visit the best viewpoint of Everest Region as well as of Nepal can pursue to trek in Gokyo Lakes Renjo La Pass. Gokyo Lakes Renjo La Pass Trek gives you exclusive feeling of being at one of the best trekking destination of the entire world. Icicles Adventures Trek will be more than glad to assist you with everything you need like transportation service, accommodation, tour, food, necessary equipments and so on.

Price Includes

  • Four nights twin sharing accommodation with breakfast in a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu including temple/monument entry fees and private vehicle
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available teahouse/lodge accommodation (twin sharing ) during the trek (we provide rooms with private bathrooms and hot shower at Phakding, Namche and Lukla)
  • Staff– one professional, knowledgeable and friendly English speaking trekking leader along with assistant guide (6 trekkers : 1 assistant guide)  and porters (2 trekkers : 1 porter) including their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, transportation, and accidental insurance
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla– Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Duffle bag, sleeping bag, and down jacket for use during the trek
  • Icicles Adventure T – shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit
  • TIMS, National Park Permits
  • All government taxes & office service charge

Price Excludes

  • Nepal visa arrangement (more on Nepal Visa Information)
  • International airfares
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Added night/s accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, delayed departure, early return from mountain (due to any cause) than the programmed itinerary
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the programmed itinerary)
  • Alcoholic drinks and cold drinks
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, bar bills, laundry, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, extra porters, etc)
  • Personal equipments and clothing
  • Tips for guides and porters (tip is expected but not mandatory)

Gokyo Lakes and Renjo La Pass Trek – 16 days Day to day Itinerary

Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters)

As you land at Tribhuvan International airport, finish your custom formalities (visa, etc.) and get to the airport waiting terminal, you will find our representative waiting to greet you. He/she will be holding Icicles Adventure Treks and Tour signboard and your name. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private vehicle . Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Trek preparation & city tour in Kathmandu

After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. Escorting by an English speaking guide (can be provide any language speaking guide on request) be, try to give them a full taste of our vivid culture image and an enchanting manner of its people. In our sightseeing tour we go to Monkey temple Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath Boudhanath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar square.

Durbar Square: -This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar square, protected as an UNESCO world Heritage site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also museums inside the palace building. There is an entrance fee of Rs.250 for foreign visitors. Your ticket to the Square entitles you to visit all the museums.

Swayambhunath, 6.5 kilometers west of Kathmandu, situated on a hillock, this 2000 years old Stupa is the world’s most glorious Buddhist shrine and is surrounded by several small pagodas. The main temple is capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt and is painted on the four sides with all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha.

Pashupatinath, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the holiest and most famous Nepalese temple. Situated 5 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, it is an impressive pagoda style structure with gilt roof and richly carved silver doors. It has bathing and cremation ghats, which are of absorbing interest to the tourist, particularly in the mornings and on festival day

Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in the world and an important Buddhist pilgrimage. The unique octagonal Mandala design with hundreds of prayer wheels and the 108 images of the Buddha set into the niches around the huge structure.  The area of Boudhnath is also famous for over 50 Tibetan Gompas or monasteries, the also being known as the ‘Little Tibet’..(Breakfast, Included)

 

Day 03: Kathmandu Lukla - Phakding (2652m) 3 hrs

Wake up at dawn and be ready for the adventure. We will usher you to domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport for an early morning flight. After an adventurous 40 minute flight above the array of beautiful green and white mountains, we arrive at the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), an entry town from where your trek begins. This is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world concluding in a dramatic landing site on a hillside surrounded by high mountains peaks. In Lukla, we meet our additional crew members and do some packing and arrangements, we start our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla, descend to Chaurikharka, head up the Dudhkoshi valley until we reach Phakding. As we just land at the altitude of almost 3000m today, to assist in acclimatization, we only have a short walk today. Yet, if you are interested in additional activities you can take a side trip to a nearby monastery . Overnight at guesthouse, (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m) 6 hrs

We start our walk soon after breakfast. Today’s trek is exciting not only due to few uphill and downhill walks but also because of crossing and re-crossings of Dudh Koshi River and magnificent view of Mt. Thamserku (6,608m/21,675ft) from the Benkar village. We cross more bridges and reach Monjo. We get our trekking permits checked at the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo. We tumble down and a gradual walk brings us to Jorsale, the last village until Namche Bazaar. The walk is enjoyable through the river bed and we reach Hillary Suspension Bridge. As we climb up towards Namche Bazzar, magnificent sight of Kwangde Peak, Kusum peak, Kangaru peak, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache, and many other magnificent mountains greet us. We break at the Chautara to admire the view. Finally, we reach the colorful village of Namche Bazzar, the main trading village in the Khumbu. Overnight at guesthouse, (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 05: Acclimatization day – Hike to Everest view hotel (3900m) 3-4 hrs

In order to assist acclimatization today is a rest day at Namche Bazzar, which is an ideal place to spend a rest day to acclimatize to the new altitude before heading off towards higher elevation. It is recommend staying active and mobile during the acclimatization day instead of resting in your lodge. If you trek a few hundred vertical feet during the day, it will help you to properly acclimatize. You can either spend the day exploring Namche Bazzar or taking a hike to Thame or Khunde. Tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu, Namche Bazzar is centre of Everest region and has plenty of lodges, tea shops, souvenir shops, money exchangers, government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, restaurants, bakeries, etc. You can also even enjoy colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. You can visit Visitor Center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National Park where you can observe an assortment of things allied to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various flora and fauna of the Sagarmatha National Park. You can also take an interesting side trip up to Khumjung, Syangboche airstrip and Everest View Hotel, a Japanese build deluxe hotel which offers you great views of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and others. Surrounded by the snowy peaks of Kongde and Thamserku and the scared peak Khumbila, Khumjung hosts a well known monastery that houses a yeti scalp. You can also visit to Hillary School which is in the same location. Overnight at guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 06: Trek to Dole (4200m) 5 hrs

The trails easy in the begging up to Kyangjuma & climb steeply out of the valley through rhododendron forests, which give way to fragrant stands of juniper and large conifers as the elevation increases. This trek is especially beautiful in spring when the rhododendrons are blooming. The trails pass many Kharkas, summer settlements used when Sherpas bring herds of yaks to graze in these high pastures. The route passes through the settlement s of Tongba (3950m) and Gyele (3960m) to Dole where there’re few hotels. The views of Khumbila and Tawache (6542m) are incredible throughout the day!! Overnight at guesthouse, (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 07:Trek to Machhermo (4400m) 5 hrs

Trail climbs to Lambara at (4220m) and Luza at (4360m). The tails is steep in most places as it climbs through brush junipers. There’re Kharkas whenever there is a flat spot and the slightest hint of water. The trails continue to climb along the side of the valley, high above the river, crossing sandy spurs to Machhermo at (4410m). Here was in Machhermo in 1974 that Yeti killed three yaks and attached a Sherpa woman. This is the most credit yeti incident ever reported. Overnight at guesthouse, (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 08: Trek to Gokyo Lake (4700m) 4 hrs

We climbs a ridge for an excellent view both down the valley to Kantega and up towards Cho-Oyu (8201m). Beyond the ridge the valley widens as the trail passes through Pangka at (4390m) then descends to the riverbank before beginning of climb on to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa Glacier. It’s a steep climb up the moraine, switch backing alongside the stream to the first small Lake at (4650m), where a family of green Brainy ducks resides. The trail now becomes almost level at (4690m). Overnight at guesthouse, (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 09: Hike to Gokyo RI (5360m) 4 hrs

Early wake up and climb up to the Gokyo-Ri, for panoramic view of Mahalangur Himalayan range, it takes approximately 2hrs climb to the top of the peak, providing a panoramic view of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse and Tawache & a great looking of Ngozumpa glacier a largest glacier in Nepal. Then decent to Gokyo and relax with your Lunch & hot tea. Overnight at guesthouse(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 10: Trek to Lungden (4300m) via Renjo La pass (5340m) 7 hrs

The crossing of the Renjo La Pass will be exciting and challenging as we descend into remote northern valley where access is restricted, and the landscape is progressively that of the Tibetan Valleys beyond the border. There is a chance we will meet Tibetan traders descending from the Nangpa La pass that leads through the Himalayas from Tibet with their caravans of woolly yaks laden with goods. Overnight at guesthouse, (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 11: Trek to Thame (3800m) 4 hrs

After taking breakfast, we trek down to Thame more amazing snow peaks. We may meet Tibetan trader encampments along the way for pictures of a rare lifestyle. About 150 meters above Thame, there is a Thame Monastery, a picturesque monastery set among the many homes of monks and lay people. It’s perched on the side of a hill overlooking the valley. This is the site for the spring celebration of the Mani Rimdu festival, held about the middle of May each year. Overnight at guesthouse, (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day12: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 4 hrs

We continue our trekking following the flat and descending to first resting place Thamo after heading towards to Namche bazaar. Overnight at guesthouse, (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day13: Trek to Lukla (2800m) 7 hrs

The trek continues along the Dudh Kosi River to the small mountain airstrip at Lukla where you will catch your return flight to Kathmandu. Overnight at guesthouse, (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu

30-minutes amazing scenic fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 15: Leisure Day

Leisure day in Kathmandu, in case of bad weather in the mountain. Overnight at hotel.(Breakfaster Included)

Day 16: Final Departure

Today your Renjo La Pass Trek  trip comes to an end. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Icicles Adventure Treks and Tour will take you to the airport for your flight back home. We are sure our service and the Himalayas hospitality has captivated you to come back again!

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