15 days days Round Gokyo valley Trekking through Renjo-La pass

Name Round Gokyo valley trekking through Renjo-La pass/Gokyo valley trekking through Renjo-La
Transportation options Private vehicle in Kathmandu Flight to Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
Maximum Altitude Renjo-La pass (5345 m)
Best Season March-May & September-November
Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu , Breakfast Lunch and Dinner during Trekking
Accommodation Hotels in Kathmandu & Tea Houses in Trekking
Trekking hours Approximately 5-6 hr a day
Protected Area Sagarmatha National Park
Major Attractions Mount Everest(8848m),Mount Lhotse(8516m), Mount Cho- Oyu(8188m), Mount Nuptse(7861m), Mount Pumori(7161m), Mount Amadablam(6170m) and a lots of named and unnamed peaks.Sherpa are the dominating ethnic community in region.

Round Gokyo valley trekking through Renjo-La pass makes a mini circuit around Gokyo valley from Namche Bazaar to Namche Bazaar. This is an alternate route for Gokyo trekking. Instead of a straight-forward itinerary through Dole and Machhermo, trekking follows Bhot valley and Renjo-La pass. Thame and Renjo-La is the centre of attraction for this particular itinerary except  Gokyo valley itself.

Upon flying Lukla, and trekking to Namche Bazaar, instead of heading further North, trek heads West-North to Bhot valley for Round Gokyo valley trekking through Renjo-La pass. Generally, Thame is exceptionally popular day hiking destination to acclimatize during stay in Namche Bazaar. Otherwise, the region rarely gets attraction from trekker. Except, during Everest three high pass trekking. Near yet this is the most isolated region in the whole Everest trekking.

During Round Gokyo valley trekking through Renjo-La pass Trekking trekker can explore deep far west side of Everest trekking region. Moreover, places like Lungden and Mirlung sees few trekkers. Upon crossing the Renjo-La pass trekker is in Gokyo valley. The trekker descends down to Machhermo, Dole, Namche and finally ends trekking at Lukla for Round Gokyo valley trekking through Renjo-La pass itinerary.

Of course, the landscape of itinerary Round Gokyo valley trekking through Renjo-La pass is interesting as well. Trekking through Bhot valley the landscape keeps changing from sub-alpine to alpine. Trekker can see interesting geographical features of Everest. Rocky canyon eroded river banks and ever-changing glaciated landscape. Flat yak pasture land along with human habitat and crop fields around the valley is amazing. The region is highly popular to enjoy the Rolwaling mountain ranges along with Kongde peak and small villages.

Round Gokyo valley trekking through Renjo-La pass is the best itinerary to see raw culture and tradition of Sherpa people. The region is less active and not as much commercial as other trekking regions of Everest. Few and basic lodges are proof. Probably, this is the reason the culture and tradition is intact comparatively. Thame monastery carries as much significance as Tengboche monastery. Trekker can spot lots of chortens, carved stones and prayer flags around the region.

This particular  Round Gokyo valley trekking through Renjo-La pass itinerary is not really flexible to reduce the number of trekking days. In contrast, trekker can trek around any other region of Everest along this itinerary. For example, trekker can continue to Base camp from Gokyo crossing Cho-La pass instead descending to Machhermo. Everest three pass trek, island peak climbing, Lobuche peak climbing, visiting Tengboche Monastery are some examples. The trekking itinerary becomes more flexible and easier to make changes once trekker reach Gokyo crossing Renjo-La pass.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1 International Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)
Day 2 Sightseeing in Kathmandu,Permit preparation day, briefing by official executive, handing assignment to guide
Day 3 Fly to Lukla(2845m) and Trek to Phakding (2650m)
Day 4 Trek From Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 5 Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 6 Trek from Namche to Thame (3820m)
Day 7 Acclimatization day in Thame (3820m)
Day 8 Thame to Lungden (4380m)
Day 9 Trek from Lungden to Gokyo (4780m) via Renjo-La (5345m)
Day 10 Trek to Gokyo Ri (5357m) hike to fifth lake in Gokyo
Day 11 Trek from Gokyo to Dole (4200m)
Day 12 Trek from Dole to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 13 Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2845m)
Day 14 Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1300m)
Day 15 International Departure.

Note: This is a standard itinerary proposed for general trekkers which can be modified until then, that do not violate our business ethics and norms. We will always seek verification from our field experts before approving your itinerary.

Detailed Day to Day Itinerary

We will drive you straight to your hotel in private vehicle as soon as you land at Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu. We will give you short briefing on our final agreed program. And if you are the first time traveler in Nepal we will give information about restaurant, ATM, money exchanges and other useful information until we meet for next day.

There are various major cultural historical and religious places around Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur for sightseeing. Pashupatinath, Bauddhanath, Swayambhunath, Bhaktapur Durbar Square,Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar square are our top lists. Most of them are listed on UNESCO world heritage sites. Later in the evening we will arrange dinner with your trekking guide.Equally important you can know each other and talk about your trekking itineraries.

Flying to Lukla is always a thrill. The 45 mins flight from Kathmandu highly depends upon vulnerable weather. You need a lot of patience to fly to Lukla since most of the time the flights are delayed. As you fly you can see beautiful Himalayan ranges on Northern part from aircraft window. You can take a short tea break in Lukla until your guide finds porters to carry your luggage. You are already in upper temperate region so you can see some peaks as soon as you land in Lukla. Easy walk for 3hr to reach Phakding.

After crossing suspension bridge we trek by the bank of Dudhkoshi river .The beautiful pine forest dominates the most of the vegetation. The trail is fairly easy with gentle up and down with numerous suspension bridges. Passing by Monjo and entering Jorsalle valley the trek continues by the bank of river fairly straight with small up and down.We reach a suspension bridge from where we climb steep up for about 2 and half hour to reach the biggest permanent sub alpine village of region the Namche Bazaar. You can see a glimpse of Everest for the first time as you trek to Namche

Acclimatization is necessary to adjust your body and mind with the change of altitude, environment ,humidity and temperature for the success of trekking. You will make a day hike to the ridge of Namche where you can see magnificent views of numerous peaks and high mountains from the top. Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde peak are some notable peaks and mountains. Spending an hour at the top and you will trek to another nearby beautiful village Khumjung. Most of the young men of Khumjung are engaged in tourism while women spend their days in household and seasonal agriculture. You can see lots of contribution made my sir Edmund Hillary on this village .You can see awesome Namche village from top ridge while you trek back down to Namche.

The path is usually not as busy as other trekking part of Everest region. Few trekkers trek to Thame from Namche Bazaar as an acclimatization day trip or to conquer Renjo-La pass. We head westward from Namche Bazaar following the Bhotekoshi valley. The trekking route is exceptional with numerous chortens and mani walls while Kongde Peak just above you and Thamserku along with Ama Dablam at horizon. The trail fairly descends to widened Bhote Koshi river to reach another settlement of Thamo with well known nice gompa. The landscape is jointly eaten by old glacier and eroded by river as the valley opens up further.It will take about an hour of steep walk from the canyon river bed to reach Thame

This is second day of acclimatization and is highly necessary to adjust your body and mind with the change of altitude, environment ,humidity and temperature for the success of this highly tough trekking.Today after visiting the monastery of Thame we have set this challenging day to climb Sumdur peak (4830m) to amplify the acclimatization. This peak is not popular for many trekkers due to difficulty but we highly recommend you to climb and explore this peak as much possible for unforgettable landscape of Everest region

The morning starts by trekking further north alongside the bank of Bhotekoshi river.The valley widens much more as we head north surrounded by snow capped peaks. Crossing the river we trek about an hour to reach Mirlung village. The path is easy and gentle as we continue to Lungden but the landscape gets much barren and isolated. No real vegetations are seen around except few yaks grazing on dry meadows.Lodges on Lungden does not really offer any luxury except a night to spend with basic survival tools .The ancient salt trade route is seen known to be Nangpa-La pass that connects Tibet and Nepal boarder.

The day starts with early breakfast,the morning is really freezing cold.The first section of pass is easy with gentle climb .We see small alpine bushes and meadows while passing by Renjo lake surrounded by snow capped peaks. The path turns right and need a steep climb of about 400m. The path was slippery, icy and hard few years ago but the man-made stairs has made the path much easier to cross. The landscape we see from the top is simply awesome. Mount Everest, Cholatse, Nuptse dominates the whole valley. You can see Gokyo on horizon by the side of Ngozumpa glacier, another amusement of Everest geographical landscape. The descend is not so hard but tiredness may make each steps heavier and slower to reach Gokyo

As the daybreak we climb to Gokyo Ri the most awaited moment of the trekking trip. The trail is zigzag up demanding lot of energy to climb. You will get exhausted with few steps but the panoramic view that gradually appears at your back motivates you to continue. After 2 hr of climbing you are at the top from where you can see vistas of Everest region with Cho-Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse, Twache on horizon with stretched and infinite Ngozumpa glacier. A small ridge separates the Ngozumpa glacier and Gokyo tea houses an amazing landscape worth to stare at. Returning back to Gokyo you will have plenty time to explore around fourth and fifth lakes that lies on the foothill of Cho-yu and in the deep heart of Gokyo valley. Makalu, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cholatse ranges has entirely new view than usually you had seen before.

The trekking from Gokyo descends down to entirely new landscape and environment. From alpine and snowline region trekker mostly trek through sub-alpine climatic zone. The trekking path becomes busy and crowded. Mostly, importantly trekker can enjoy eastern landscape of Everest trekking region with Mount Cho-oyu at the background for most of the descend. Instead of entering deep valley trekker crosses numerous gullies and small ridges down to Machhermo. The open grassy meadows with small alpine bushes are the main vegetation around. Numerous mesmerizing peaks on the horizon makes the trekking day perfect.

From Dole the vegetation becomes thick mainly sub-alpine vegetation. So, there are great chances to spot Himalayan wild mammals and birds. Trekker still can enjoy the deep Everest valley down along with glacier of mountain. While, numerous peaks and mountains at the horizon looks different and interesting. Further descend and we are at Namche Bazaar the hub of Everest trekking region. Plus, always a happening and busy place around the the region.

The last day of trekking. We follow down the same trail we took earlier while climbing up. The trail is steep down the forest. After crossing the suspension bridge we trek small ups and downs to reach Lukla. The trekking path has green upper temperate region forests of pine juniper and rhododendron broken by some lower alpine trees.You can enjoy the last trekking dinner with guide and porter as a tribute to their hard work for making your trekking successful.

A final good bye to Everest trekking region. We take a short flight from Lukla to reach Kathmandu. After refreshment and relaxing in your hotel you can walk around the town to buy some souvenirs for your relatives and friends.

Our office representative will be in your hotel 3 hour prior your flight time to drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport.

what's included?

  • All Airport Transfers.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast.
  • Tea House Accommodation during Trekking.
  • 3 Meals in Trekking Breakfast Lunch & Dinner.
  • Air and Road transportation as per the agreement made.
  • All the necessary trekking staffs and porters for the trekking including 1 English speaking guide.
  • All the paper works and documents required for the trekking including all the permits.
  • Sleeping Bag.
  • Salary, wages, food, accommodation and transportation of all the Nepalese staffs during trekking.
  • Insurance of all the Nepalese staffs during trekking.
  • First Aid Kit Bag(specially for Nepali staffs).
  • All local taxes and fares.

What's not included?

  • International Flight Fare.
  • Visa fees.
  • Travel Insurance (mandatory) of all the clients that needs to cover medical and Helicopter evacuation.
  • Expenses of Personal nature (Laundry bill/Telephone bill/Equipment Charging Bill/Bar bill etc).
  • Expenses incurred due to the unexpected situation (Strike/Natural calamities).
  • Tip to trekking staffs.
  • All Expenses not mentioned on Cost Includes section.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Round Gokyo valley trekking through Renjo-La pass

1. What is Round Gokyo valley trekking through Renjo-La pass?Beside regular straightforward trekking itinerary to Gokyo in Everest region trekker makes a round trekking to Gokyo valley. The trekking path encircles and make a mini circuit trekking through Bhot valley and Renjo-La pass from Namche Bazaar to Namche Bazaar.

2. How can I go to Round Gokyo valley trekking through Renjo-La pass?
You take an early morning short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and start your trekking on the same day.

3. What is the landscape features of the Round Gokyo valley trekking through Renjo-La pass in general?
You are already on Forested temperate landscape as soon as you land on Lukla then trekking gradually ends on icy isolated and snowline of Gokyo valley trekking through one of the romote and isolated Bhot valley of Everest trekking region.

4. Why Round Gokyo valley trekking through Renjo-La pass is popular itinerary?
This is alternate trekking route to Gokyo valley trekking that includes one of the unique valley of Everest trekking region. Less trekkers, opportunity to see actual culture of Sherpas, Thame Monastery, a different flavour to Gokyo valley trekking are the main reasons for the popularity of this trekking.

5. What kind of weather and temperature can I expect during trekking?
The weather and temperature is highly unpredictable on mountain but generally during March April May (spring) and September October November (autumn) you can expect clear and warm day while evening will be cloudy and cold. The temperature is freezing in morning and evening in upper trekking region while lower region is considerably cold.

6. What equipments do I need to trek to Round Gokyo valley trekking through Renjo-La pass?
Good pair of trekking boots, thermal wear, fleece jacket, Down jacket, light weight wind cheater, trekking pants and shorts, long sleeve and short sleeves T-shirts, rug sack or duffle bag, personal day bag, gloves, enough pair of socks, sunglasses, headlight, woolen beanie caps, water bottle, personal toiletries , gadgets and books depending on number of days.

7. I am amateur trekker in Nepal, is this trekking suitable for me?
We do not highly recommend this trekking for amateur trekker because of less luxury trekker receives during the trek. Which can greatly affect the success of trekking. If a trekker has decided, needs to follow our strict guidelines set by us and trekking guide.

8. How flexible is Round Gokyo valley trekking through Renjo-La pass itinerary?
There is always possibility to add or reduce 1-2 days on this standard itinerary with exchange of some emails. But we will never compromise with the safety issue of clients neglecting the delicacy of this trekking region.

9. What if I finish Round Gokyo valley trekking through Renjo-La pass before schedule date?
We strongly advise you to follow the agreed final itinerary since we do not refund the trekking money, but somehow if you finish earlier we will always try our best to adjust the reservation of your accommodation and flight but cannot be guaranteed.

10. What permits and documents do I need to trek to Round Gokyo valley trekking through Renjo-La pass?
Sagarmatha National Park fee ( Np fee) and Pasang Lahmu VDC local tax is required to trek on this region.

11. What kind of food and Room can I expect during Round Gokyo valley trekking through Renjo-La pass?
Generally the food is fresh, tasty and can choose wide range of dishes from menu cooked by moderately professional cooks. You will get comfortable and clean common twin bed room throughout trekking. Around Bhot valley the lodges are basic and cannot get same luxury. But Gokyo is extremely busy with countable tea houses so sometime it is really difficult to get good rooms. It is not unusual for trekkers to spend nights on dormitory or dining hall.

12. What about drinking water during trekking?
Plastic water bottle are available in tea houses but it is highly recommended to avoid plastic bottles and use boil water instead. As well you may buy high grade water purification tablets on your home country or in Nepal.

13. What can I expect from Nepali staff?
Guide speaks good English so there will be no any problem for communication while porter might or might not speak English but you can always speak with your guide to know more about the porter. Nepalese trekking guide are friendly and responsible with good sense of humor so you can open up for any conversation you like.

14. Do I need to buy Medical and evacuation Insurance?
Yes this is mandatory. You can purchase the insurance policy on your home country or we can assist you to buy the policy in Nepal.

15. Do I need special vaccination or Medical assessment before starting Round Gokyo valley trekking through Renjo-La pass?
Generally any kind of vaccination is not required. But,if you have long term health problem and under regular surveillance of your doctor it is recommended to consult your doctor. Though we provide basic medicines to our Nepalese staff but for you we advise to bring the general medicine from your own country.

16. Is there risk of Acute Mountain sickness (AMS)?
Yes there is high risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) if you choose random trekking itineraries and do not follow the standard itinerary. But we always provide you the best and safe itineraries to avoid this deadly situation.

17. What should I do if I get Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)?
We are always concerned with your safety. We suggest talking with your guide ASAP and descend to safe altitude. And if the situation doesn’t get any better we evacuate you immediately with helicopter. Hence, take you for further medical examination on designated hospitals or clinics.

18. What is the price of Round Gokyo valley trekking through Renjo-La pass?
We have provided you various options on our website homepage to know approximate price regarding the trekking in Nepal; however there is always room to reach final agreement through private emails if there is any. And we assure you there will be no any extra cost once we reach the agreement.

You are always welcome to send us private messages for the information that you could not find in this section regarding Round Gokyo valley trekking through Renjo-La pass. We will always provide the accurate information within 12 hours upon receiving your messages.


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