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Highlights of Gokyo Renjo la pass Trek
|Travel Style: Active|
Service Level: Basic
Max. Altitude: 5345 m
Gokyo Renja La Pass Trekking is one of the most amazing treks of Khumbu Region that offers the trekkers so many things to do during their journey. What makes it quite distinct from other treks is Gokyo Ri, a peak that the trekkers climb during their visit to Gokyo.
Gokyo Valley is one of the most interesting places in the Khumbu Region as it is the home of numerous culturally and historically significant villages. The valley also has a very popular complex of lakes known as Gokyo Lakes, and the trek including the three high passes makes its way through Gokyo Valley.
Many trekkers make it a point to stay in the region for a longer duration, during their trek, and explore the settlements around Gokyo, the Gokyo lake complex, Gokyo Ri and so on.
Details Of Gokyo Renja la Pass Trek in Nepal
Like most treks in the region, Gokyo Renja La Pass Trek starts from Lukla. From here, you make your way through Pakding and reach this amazing settlement of Namche Bazaar.
The journey from Lukla to Namche takes you through wonderful landscapes filled with beautiful spectacles of nature. You will come across sceneries with trees of rhododendron, pine, and juniper that are great to look at. The pleasing smell of the air, the sounds of the river, and the chirping of birds, the beautiful flowers, and greenery – by coming to this trek, you’re giving a treat all your senses.
Namche Bazaar is an amazing place with so many things to see and do. You can shop in the special market here, where you’ll find all the amenities required for trekking. You’ll find so many food options here that you’ll never miss home.
You‘ll also come across villages of Lumde, Dole, and Thame during your trek. These are great places to visit as they offer beautiful landscapes for you to cherish. One of the most exciting places you’ll come across during your trek is Gokyo village, which is sort of like a hub for trekking in Gokyo Valley.
The two main attractions of the Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek are Renja La, which is a high altitude pass, and Gokyo Ri, which is a miniature peak. Both of these places offer amazing views of mountains in the region which include Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori and so on. Gokyo Ri especially gives you the view of the entire valley. It’s a great experience standing on the top and taking a look around the place.
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Gokyo Renja La Pass Trek Itinerary
The following is the itinerary for Gokyo Renja La Pass Trek. Apart from the major settlements in the Gokyo region, it covers the Gokyo Lake Complex, and a climb on Gokyo Ri.
Depending on the comfort and interest of the trekker, modifications could be made to the package, i.e. destination could be added or removed, without compromising with the quality of the journey.
Day 1 – Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2 – Kathmandu (1400 m) to Lukla (2860 m) to Phakding (2610 m)
Day 3 – Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
Day 4 – Rest Day at Namche Bazaar
Day 5 – Namche Bazaar to Thame (3800 m)
Day 6 – Rest Day at Thamel
Day 7 – Thame to Lumde (4368 m)
Day 8 – Lumde to Renja La (5360 m) to Gokyo (4800 m)
Day 9 – Gokyo to Gokyo Ri (5357 m) to Dole (4120 m)
Day 10 – Dole to Namche Bazaar
Day 11 – Namche Bazaar to Lukla
Day 12 – Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 13 – Departure
√ Airport pick up and drop by private vehicles
√ Hotel stay in Kathmandu (2 nights)
√ Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu Airfare
√ Government license holder and the experienced Himalayas guide
√ Porter to carry your baggage (1 porter= 2 hikers )
√ Kathmandu-Lulka-Kathmandu guide Airfare
√ Full board meals during trekking period as mentioned in the itinerary
√ Basis tea house and lodge accommodation during trekking
√ All government and local taxes
√ TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System) and Permit for Restricted Area
√ Basic First Aid Kit
√ All company service charges and necessary paperwork
√ Rescue arrangement
× Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
× Travel insurance for trekking
× Nepal entry visa and excess baggage charge
× Tips for Guide and porter (20% of your total spent is normally expect as a tip by a guide and porter )
× Wifi, shower, camera and mobile charging cost
× Basic drinks (mineral water, Beer, cane juice, and Hot water )
× Personal shopping
× Things not mentioned in Cost includes a section
√ Company T-shirt
√ Trekking map
√ Certificate of success
√ Typical Farewell Dinner with Live Cultural Show
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Frequently Asked Question about Gokyo Renja La Pass Trek
Why Join Trek With Us?
How to book or confirm a trip?
It is very easy to book the trip with us. At first, we need your Passport photocopy to book everything here for you. And once we got 20% of the total cost in advance through bank or Money transfer then we will confirm your trip with us. A flight detail is optional but you have to provide before 1 week of arrival to pick up.
What kind of food we get during trek?
You can get all kind of food. You have different choices but personally, I would like to say to eat that local food or our designated food because it prevents you from high altitude sickness.
Do we get high altitudes sickness? And what happens if we got altitude sickest?
It is hard to say that you will have altitude sickness or not because everyone’s body reacts to the altitude differently. In general, most of the trekkers have suffered from normal altitude problem during trek but if anyone highly suppers from altitude problem we manage Helicopter rescue. So be sure before starts trek that your insurance cover Helicopter rescue as well. Otherwise, you have to pay extra for a Helicopter rescue.
How Difficult Gokyo Renja La Pass trek is?
Mainly you have to be fit physically and mentally for this trek. I have mentioned below about physical conditions. Normally you have to walk 4-6 hrs per day so you have to prepare your body and mind that you can walk 4-6 hrs per days. Besides this, you have to care what kind of guide and which company you are following because your guide is a doctor in Mountain and company is a hospital.
What are the physical conditions? Do we need to be supper fit for Renja La Pass trek?
In my experience, I would like to say you need to have an High level of fitness, but no means need to be an athlete. It is a completely different world being that high up and everyone’s body reacts to the altitude differently. Good training before you go.
How about flight? The flight in and out of Lukla is scary?
Yes! The Lukla airport is one of the dangerous airports in the world. The runway is tiny and built on a slope with a mountain at one end and a huge drop into a valley at the other..,
Do we get phone Signal?
Yes! You can buy a SIM card (Ncell) in Kathmandu before starts trek but the 3G only really works the first and last couples of days of the trek. But you know you could buy wi-fi cards at tea houses which cost 3-6$ for 200mb and the signal is medium.
What are very critical and important trekking equipment list for Renja la Pass trek?
- Daypack (25–35 liters), Pack cover, Sleeping bag comfortable too – 20 °c (depending upon the season, weather forecast and personal preference) and it is possible to rent it from Kathmandu which cost 2$ per day.
- Waterproof (optional) hiking boots, Camp shoes (down booties or running shoes) LED headlamp with extra battery, trekking poles. Camelback water bladder or sipper (water bottle).
- Chocolates, Energy bar, Dry fruits, ORS. Down jacket cover comfortable too -15 • c which you can hire or buy in Kathmandu and cost will be cheap for you to compare your country and another normal jacket. T-shirt, goggles (UV protected) and 5 pair thermal pants and cap for sun cover, Waterproof gloves, woolen gloves, and socks. Sunscreen, moisturizer, lip balm and sanitizer handy.
What is the best time for Renja la Pass trek?
Normally we operate this, Renja la Pass, trek all around a year but Sept-Nov and Feb-May is a best suggested time for Gokyo Renja la pass trek.