Gokyo Valley Trek with Renjo-la Pass - 14 Days



Trip overview
Primary Activity: walking in the local trail, exploring landscape, culture, lifestyle and cross passes
Duration : 14 Days Trip Code : HNGVT014
Trip Grade : Moderate to fairly challenging Max-Altitude : 5360 m/17685 ft.
Meals : FB during trek Accomodation : Hotel/local lodge
Group Size : Min:2, Max: 10+ Transportation flight/private car
Trip Start : Kathmandu Trip End : Kathmandu
Route : Lukla-Namche-Macchermo-Gokyo- Renjola-Thame-Monjo-Lukla
Departure Dates
Best Season : March/April/May and September-October-November
Trip Notes / Guideline on Itinerary: Price offered is full inclusive and it is quoted in USD. Trip will only starts when you will arrive to Kathmandu International Airport. The given itinerary is just a standard itinerary and could be customized on request.

Description


Gokyo Valley Trek with Renjo-la Pass is a wonderful journey to the beautiful hamlets of the High land overviewing lifestyle, culture as well as panoramic views of Himalayas.

Gokyo Valley Trek is one of the most popular offbeat treks in the Everest Region. This trek takes you to explore the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of highland dwellers and glimpse of Himalayan Buddhism along the trail. This would be a wonderful trip in the shadows of four 8000ers including Everest and the valleys of turquoise glacial lakes.

Like most of the treks in Everest Region, the Gokyo Valley Trek also begins at Lukla with an electrifying flight from Kathmandu. This trek is especially designed to passionate walkers who have desires to see the Everest and its surrounding from the different perspective. This is a moderate trek in Everest Region and best suits to those trekkers who prefer relatively quiet trails with less fellow trekkers.

In addition, Hiking Nepal also offer number of choices for trekking in Everest region to have more opportunity to enjoy its natural beauties, enhance cultural experiences as well as thrill your journey; you could join our Everest 3 Passes Trekking-19 Days. If you want to add day/s climbing experience while trekking in Everest Base Camp, you may join our Island Peak.  Similarly, if you have a time limitation, then you can also join Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek or Everest Base Camp 2 Weeks Trek.

If you are not satisfied with this itinerary or if you want to customize this package in your timeline or budget, then you could contact us, or email to info@hikingnepal.com

  • Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Dinner)
  • Day 02: Fly to Lukla, Trek to Phakding (Altitude: 2840/ 9372 ft. Phakding: 2610 m/8613 ft. Flight: 30 minutes Trek: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 03: Trek to Namche (Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 04: Rest day at Namche for acclimatization (Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 05: Trek Namche Bazaar to Phortse Tanga (Altitude: 3,680m/ 12145 ft. Trek: 5-6 hours Meal: BLD)
  • Day 06: Trek Phortse Thanga to Machhermo (Altitude: 4,470 m/14750 ft. Trek: 4-5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 07: Trek Machhermo to Gokyo (Altitude: 4,800 m/15840 ft. Trek: 4-5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 08: Gokyo Valley: Acclimatization Day - Optional Hike to 5th Lake: 6-7 hours (Altitude: 5000 m/33000 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 09: Trek to Lumde via Renjo-la Pass (Altitude: Renjo-la Pass: 5360 m/17685 ft. Lumde: 4380 m/14455 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 10: Trek to Thame (Altitude: 3800 m/12540 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 11: Trek to Monjo (Altitude: 2850m/9405 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 12: Trek to Lukla (Altitude: 2840/ 9372 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Flight: 30 minutes Meal: B/D)
  • Day 14: Departure (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: B)

Trip Photos and Videos


Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Dinner)

On your arrival in Kathmandu International Airport, one of our representative will pick up you and escort you to the hotel as well as help you to check-in at hotel. After your refreshment, you will be briefed about the next day trip. In the evening, we, the Hiking Nepal will offer you a welcome dinner introducing Nepalese cuisine and culture.


Day 02: Fly to Lukla, Trek to Phakding (Altitude: 2840/ 9372 ft. Phakding: 2610 m/8613 ft. Flight: 30 minutes Trek: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD)

On a clear bright morning, you will fly over the snowcapped mountains to one of the most electrifying high altitude airports, Lukla at an altitude 2900 m. Your guides and porters will accompany you here for the trek. Hence, the trekking adventure kicks off. Beginning the trek, you will slide down almost 500 meters to Dudh Koshi River. Then, the trek winds along the trial beside the River towards Phakding. Passing several mani-walls and boulders engraved with Buddhist prayers, you will arrive at Phakding where you will spend your first night of your trek.


Day 03: Trek to Namche (Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

The trek chases the northern trial up the Dudh Kosi valley to Monjo. At Monjo the trek officially enters Sagarmatha National Park where you have to issue Sagarmatha National Park Permit Card. Continuing the trial along the steep uphill climb while savoring the first glimpse of Everest, you will arrive at the hub of Sherpa- Namche Bazaar.


Day 04: Rest day at Namche for acclimatization (Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft. Meal: BLD)

It is a day to acclimatize you with higher elevation. On this day, you can go for a short hike to Khumjung, a beautiful settlement of Hospitable Sherpas. OR, you can roam around the Namche that offers Internet Cafes, restaurants, ATMs, and colorful markets. Even, you can enjoy the traditional living of mountain dwellers that is getting complimentary by the awe-inspiring surrounding and high altitude flora/fauna.


Day 05: Trek Namche Bazaar to Phortse Tanga (Altitude: 3,680m/ 12145 ft. Trek: 5-6 hours Meal: BLD)

Today, you will climb the Khumjung hill and descend to the east of the village down the broad valley leading to the Dudh Koshi from where the route turns north. Treading to the ridge top that stretches down from Mt. Khumbila, which is manifested by a beautiful “Chorten”, you will begin to explore Mohang. It is the birth place of the reincarnated revered monk of Rongbuk Monastery of Tibet, who has flourish Tibetan Buddhism in Khumbu and neighboring regions.  Beyond, Mohang, you will slide down along the series sheer switchbacks on sandy slope to Dush Koshi Riverbed. Phortse Tanga is a small village that lies at the riverside.


Day 06: Trek Phortse Thanga to Machhermo (Altitude: 4,470 m/14750 ft. Trek: 4-5 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Your trek from Phortse Tanga begins with the uphill climb to Machhermo. The trail today penetrates wonderful rhododendron woods and then arrives at Tongba. Beyond Tongba the trek still chases uphill trail and passes beautiful villages- Dhole, Labarma and Luza before arriving at Machhermo.


Day 07: Trek Machhermo to Gokyo (Altitude: 4,800 m/15840 ft. Trek: 4-5 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Today the trek begins with uphill walk to a ridge that caters fantastic view. From the ridge top, the deep valley Kantega down and towering Cho Oyu 8153m above are eye-feasting sights. From the ridge top you tread along the widened valley and cross Phangga- pass, where 40 people during 1995 avalanche lost their lives. Sliding down to the riverbed and then chasing along the steep trail via the terminal moraine of the Ngazumpa Glacier, arrive to a stream. Crossing the stream on a small iron bridge, tread along the leveled trail and arrive to first Lake Longpongo, at 4690 m. Soon you will sight the second lake Taujung Tsho. A short walk from second lake brings to the third lake called Gokyo Tsho. The famous village of Gokyo sits just above the lake with an amazing backdrop of Mt. Cho-Oyu. You will have lunch & post lunch set out to explore Dudh Pokhari. Overnight in Gokyo.


Day 08: Gokyo Valley: Acclimatization Day - Optional Hike to 5th Lake: 6-7 hours (Altitude: 5000 m/33000 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

This is a day for proper acclimatization before heading towards Cho La Pass. However, it does not means just to sit in teahouse with books & coffee. Today, you can go for a hike to Gokyo Ri- an ideal vantage point to sight extremely the beautiful vistas of Everest and its closest neighbor; fourth lake and fifth lake that caters the demanding views of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makulu.


Day 09: Trek to Lumde via Renjo-la Pass (Altitude: Renjo-la Pass: 5360 m/17685 ft. Lumde: 4380 m/14455 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

It is a day that required you to be more technical, as you are crossing a long pass- the Renjo-la pass. The ingress is a bit tricky and steep. The slopes becomes slightly steeper as you went over the top that awaits the eye-popping views of Everest Himalayan range, Makalu, Tengi Ragi Tau, Rolwaling Range and Gyachung Kang. As you descend down through the pastures to the valley settled behind the Bhote Koshi River. You can even see some yak caravans coming down from the Tibet heading to the Lumde.


Day 10: Trek to Thame (Altitude: 3800 m/12540 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Today, you will hike down crossing several villages settled by the traditional Sherpas. The trail carries beautiful Gompa, Chortains and even it is the land of famous climbers- Tenzing Norkey (first climber to summit Mt. Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary) Apa Sherpa, who climb Mt. Everest for 21 times. Once you enter the valley, you can visit the oldest Gompa of Khumbu valley where the festival Mani Rimdhu is held. You can see the fascinating views of mountains- Thamserku, Kantenga, Kusum Kangguru, kongde,


Day 11: Trek to Monjo (Altitude: 2850m/9405 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)

It will be an easy walk slightly sloping down towards the village Thamo having a beautiful Khare Gompa. You can observe several monasteries on your walking that represent the High land culture. You will stop for a while at Namche then, begins your journey to Monjo for your overnight stay.