Gokyo Valley Via Renjo Pass Trek - 14 Days

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Gokyo Valley Via Renjo Pass Trek is certainly one of the 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.

The Gokyo Peak (5480m) ascent is the one of the highlights of this circuit. We stay here to savor the incredible scenery, including magnificent views of Everest (8848m), Makalu, Cho Oyo (8153m) and Lhotse (8511m), to name but a few. The Renjo Pass route is off the usual beaten track. At the pass, a great view of the Gokyo lakes on one side, the RermoPokhari lakes on the other side, and a myriad of snowy peaks in the background provides this incredible atmosphere. The alternative route is much easier. From Gokyo, the trail descends along the opposite bank of the Dudh Kosi.

Trip Facts

  • country Nepal
  • Destination Gokyo RI/ Renjola pass
  • Duration 14 days
  • Activities Cultural tour/Trekking
  • Grade Moderate Learn
  • Best Season February to May & Sep to second week of the December
  • Group Size Min. 2 and Max 15
  • Altitude Min. 2853m/Max. 5380m
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu (Capital of Nepal)
  • Accommodation Two night’s hotel in Kathmandu at 3 to 4 stars level on BB plan, & mountain lodge( Tea-house ) in trekking.
  • Meals included Breakfast and welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu / Full board in Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
  • Transportation Flight from Kathmandu/ Lukla/ Kathmandu and by Car, Van, Hiace and bus in Kathmandu as per group size.

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  1. Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters). There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel on BB plan.
  2. An early morning to Lukla from Kathmandu and trek to Phakding. (2610mtrs/8563ft). Flight 30 minutes and walking 3 hours. O/N at guest house.
  3. Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft). walking 5:30 hours. O/N at guest house.
  4. Acclimatization day at Namche Bazzar. walking 5 hours, O/N at guest house.
  5. Trek to Tengboche(3860m/12664ft). walking 5 hours. O/N at guest house.
  6. Trek to Dole (4,040m/13,251ft). Walking 5:30 hours, O/N at guest house.
  7. Trek to Machermo (4,480m/14,246ft) walking 4:30 hours, O/N at guest house.
  8. Trek to Gokyo Lakes (4,750m/15,580ft) walking 5 hours, O/N at guest house.
  9. Hiking upto Gokyo Ri (5483m/1983ft) and trek down to Gokyo lakes. Walking 4:30 hours, O/N at guest house.
  10. Trek over Renjo Pass (5345m/16184ft) and continue trek to Lundhen (4380m/13262ft). Walking 7 hours, O/N at guest house.
  11. Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft). walking 6:30 hours. O/N at guest house.
  12. Trek to Lukla(2840m/9317ft). Walking 6:30 hours, O/N at guest house.
  13. An early morning flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. Flight time 30 minutes. O/N at hotel.
  14. After breakfast, the trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.

Note: Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. If you would like to stay more than 14 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari etc. Please, let us know, we will follow accordingly. Extend your trip (For the extension options, please click here).

  1. Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters). Hotel There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel on BB plan.
  2. Kathmandu to Lukla by flight and trek to Phakding (2610m/7903ft) - Flight to Lukla 30 minutes and walking 5:30 hours Fly to Lukla, the trail descends, gradually passing above the large village of Chaunrikharaka (2680m) and on through small villages, fields and forests following a wide well constructed path. After Kusum Drargka, a large stream, the trail crosses the Dudh Kosi river at Phakding. Overnight at guest house.
  3. Phakding-Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft) - walking 5:30 hours. From Phakding the trail follows the western bank of Dudh Kosi passing through forests of Blue Pine until it reaches the village of Benkar(2700m). From here the trail crosses to the eastern bank of the Dudh Kosi, and climbs gently to the village of Chumoa. Between here and the next village of Monjo (2800m) the trail drops steeply to cross Monjo Khola. From Monjo the trail crosses a small rock saddle and then descends abruptly to re-cross the Dudh Kosi at Jorsale (2804m). Beyond Jorsale the trail undulates up until the confluence with Bhote Kosi is reached. From here the Khumbu region begins. Above the bridge the trail zigzags up 300m of the steep spur between the two rivers through sparse forest. From the top of the spur, Mt. Everest can be seen rising above Nuptse-Lhotse wall. The next section of the trail climbs less steeply, traversing above the Bhote Kosi until Namche Bazaar is reached. Namcha Bazaar is a market town, where every Saturday morning traders from lower altitude sell goods to sherpas. Most of the trading is over by mid-day and the traders return to their villages. Overnight at guest house.
  4. Acclimatization day At Namche Bazzar- walking 5 hours. Known as the ‘Gateway to Everest’ we will spend today here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning air. A short trek to the museum celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people, as well as about flora & Fauna & its land, more importantly, from here you will get the proper glimpse of Everest and the surrounding mountains. And we hike up the Syanbuche airport, and Everest view hotel and sightseeing at the Khumjung village (3800m/12,466ft), which is the biggest settlement of Sherpa. Khumjung is one of the most beautiful villages in Everest area. It’s symmetrically laid out stone dwellings house the families of many of our Sherpas. Overnight at guest house.
  5. Namche Bazaar to Thyangboche (3857m/12,670 feet)- walking 5 hours. O/N at guest house. An enjoyable walk down to the river at Phunki Thanhka to lunch next to water driven prayer wheels. A steep but short climb takes us to Tengboche Monastery through forests of blue pine, fir and black juniper. Overnight at guest house.
  6. Tengboche to Dole (4,040m/13,251ft) walking 5:30 hours. From Tengboche , trek down to Dhukosi river and the trail gradually ascent to Dole, which lies just above the tree-line. Overnight at guest house.
  7. Macherma (4,480m/14,246ft) Walking 4:30 hours A short day due to the need to maintain a safe rate of ascent. Gokyo appears to be within easy reach but a night at Macherma is essential.
  8. Gokyo Lakes (4,750m/15,580ft). Walking 5 hours Another short climb leads to the lunch spot in the Phanga Valley and then a steady afternoon's plod leads past the first of the Gokyo Lakes to the camping area by the main lake. There are excellent views of Cho Oyu ahead, with Taweche and Cholatse dominating the opposite side of the valley. Time: 4 hours.
  9. Hiking to Gokyo Ri and back to Gokyo. Walking 4:30 hours This day early in the morning we have steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri (5483m/19083ft) ample rewards to one attempts this trip. There are stunning views of the supper Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, such as giants as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu (8481m), Cho-Oyu (8153m) and Gychung Kang (7922m) can be seen. Those who explore the glacier and Gokyo peak are rewarded.
  10. Trek over Renjo Pass Trek over Renjo Pass (5345m/16184ft) and continue trek to Lundhen (4380m/13262ft). Walking 7 hours, O/N at guest house, FB plan
  11. Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft). – walking 6:30 hours. We continue our descent to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at guest house.
  12. Namche Bazaar to to Lukla(2840m/9317ft)- walking to 7:30 hours Our final day of trekking returns us to the town of Lukla, where the overnight stay gives you time to explore the town as well as reflect upon the mountains you have recently visited for one last time before heading back to Kathmandu. Overnight at guest house.
  13. Lukla to Kathmandu. - After Breakfast. We will walk about 5 minutes to airport to catch our return flight to Kathmandu. Flight an early morning at 7 am to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
  14. Departure After breakfast, the trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.

Note: Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. If you would like to stay more than 14 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari etc. Please, let us know, we will follow accordingly. Extend your trip (For the extension options, please click here).

Month Tour Start Tour End
September 03 Sep 17 Sep
September 06 Sep 20 Sep
September 13 Sep 28 Sep
September 20 Sep 04 Oct
September 27 Sep 11 Oct
October 02 Oct 16 Oct
October 08 Oct 22 Oct
October 15 Oct 29 Oct
October 22 Oct 05 Nov
October 29 Oct 12 Nov
November 01 Nov 15 Nov
November 08 Nov 22 Nov
November 15 Nov 29 Nov
November 26 Nov 10 Dec
December 03 Dec 17 Dec
December 10 Dec 24 Dec
December 17 Dec 31 Dec
December 25 Dec 08 Jan
Month Tour Start Tour End
February 06 Feb 20 Feb
February 09 Feb 23 Mar
February 15 Feb 01 Mar
February 22 Feb 08 Mar
March 01 Mar 16 Mar
March 06 Mar 20 Mar
March 14 Mar 28 Mar
March 19 Mar 02 Apr
March 22 Mar 05 Apr
March 28 Mar 11 Apr
April 02 Apr 16 Apr
April 05 Apr 19 Apr
April 12 Apr 26 Apr
April 19 Apr 03 May
April 26 Apr 10 May
April 30 Apr 14 May
May 03 May 17 May
May 10 May 24 May
May 17 May 31 May
May 24 May 08 Jun
June 04 Jun 18 Jun
June 08 Jun 22 Jun
June 14 Jun 28 Jun
June 21 Jun 05 Jul
July 03 Jul 17 Jul
July 09 Jul 23 Jul
September 03 Sept 17 Sept
September 06 Sept 20 Sept
September 13 Sept 27 Sept
September 20 Sept 04 Oct
September 27 Sept 11 Oct
October 02 Oct 16 Oct
October 08 Oct 22 Oct
October 15 Oct 29 Oct
October 22 Oct 05 Nov
October 29 Oct 12 Nov
November 01 Nov 15 Nov
November 08 Nov 22 Nov
November 15 Nov 29 Nov
November 26 Nov 10 Dec
December 03 Dec 17 Dec
December 10 Dec 24 Dec
December 17 Dec 31 Dec
December 25 Dec 08 Dec
Trekking Boot One Pairs
Thick Socks 4 Pairs
Light Socks 3 Pairs
Camp Shoes 1 Pair
Sandals 1 Pair
Sleeping Bag(4seasons) 1
Down Jacket 1
Daypack 1
Water Bottle 1
Sun Cream  
Sunglasses  
Flashlight Witd Spare Bulbs, Batteries, Lip Salve, Gaiters.  
Down Or Fiber Filled Waterproof Jacket And Trousers 1
Fleece Jacket Or Pullover 1
Warm Cotton Trousers 2 Pairs
Shirts And T-Shirts 4 Pieces
Lightweight Cotton Long Pants 3 Pairs
Long Under Wear 2 Pieces
Short Under Wear 4 Pieces
Sun Hat Or Scarf 1
Woolen Hat 1
Sunglasses 1
Lightweight Gloves 1
Rain Coat 1
Heavyweight Gloves Or Mittens Witd A Waterproof 1
Insect Repellent
Toilet Articles
Note Book & Pen
Toilet Roll
Laundry Soap
Pocket Knife
Towel
Sewing Kit
Plasters
Binoculars
Camera
Film
Cards And Personal Medical Kit
Short description Mode of the packages: What are included in the packages?

Welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu, Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast at 3 stars level, Meals3 times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking, Twin sharing comfortable and clean private room in trekking, both ways domestic flight tickets from KTM/Lukla/KTM, necessary permits, all the ground transportation by tourist vehicles, an experienced guide and porter and all the necessary permits, please find in details what is included and excluded in the cost as follows:

Service Includes in the Cost in Details:
  • All the ground transportation by tourist vehicles.
  • Welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu as per your desire.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast at 3 stars level ( for two nights).
  • Meals3 times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking for you.
  • Twin sharing comfortable and clean private room in trekking( for 11 nights).
  • Trip Map.
  • Both ways domestic flight tickets from KTM/Lukla/KTM with airport tax.
  • An experienced, knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and English-speaking trekking guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek (2 trekkers:1 porter).
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Four season sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag( bag pack) and walking stick to use for trekking, if necessary.
  • Duffel/kit bag( Gift from our company).
  • All necessary paper works and Everest national park entry permits.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System).
  • All our government taxes, vat, local tax, tourist service charges.
Service Excludes in the cost in details:
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (costs roughly USD 10 to USD 15 per person per day)- (Except welcome dinner).
  • All kinds of drinks in the mountain (hot, cold and alcoholic).
  • Entry fee while sightseeing in Kathmandu (USD 20 per person).
  • Personal equipment.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, excess baggage charges)
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.
For the most up to date latest pricing, please contact us

Note: Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. If you would like to stay more than 14 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari etc. Please, let us know, we will follow accordingly. Extend your trip (For the extension options, please click here).

Budget package available:

The cost for the budget package is USD 875, per person, including ground transportation as per itinerary, two nights hotel in Kathmandu at 3 stats level inclusive breakfast, your domestic flight tickets Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu, permits, guide and porter.

what our clients say about us?

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Dear Babu,
“You might also want to include the following comment: "In November 2012 we did the 15-days Everest Base Camp, Chol La and Gokio Ri trekking - it was perfectly organized by Unique Path, with a very experienced guide whose motto was "safety first". The trip was marvelous." Best regards,
Hennie
Netherlands
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Hi Babu,
I want to thank you for the well organized trip to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Cross Chola trek in October and November 2011. It was a great trip and I had a fantastic time in Nepal. Special thanks to my guide Maila, who supported me very well. Also thanks for organizing my helicopter flight out of Lukla when I was stuck there because of the bad weather. Next time I will definitely book again with Unique Path Trekking." Best regards
Dirk
Netherlands
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