Length of trip: 15 days
Grade: Vigorous, occasionally strenuous.
Highest Alt: 5545 m
Type of trek: Tea house/ Camping
This Gokyo Renjo Pass Trek offers a good alternative to the traditional trek to Everest Base Camp. From Gokyo four 8000m peaks (Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu) are clearly visible. There are several options for additional side trips and high altitude walking, including the crossing of Chola, a 5420m high pass into Khumbu. Discover this beautiful valley and the hospitality of the Sherpa people where the trails are quieter.
Normally you will walk about 5-6 hrs a day. You will have plenty of time to stop for refreshments. Our guide will be there to assist you every step of the way during your trek. Your meals will be provided in teahouses according to your choice. Your guide will take your order from the menu and check in the kitchen that everything is fresh and well cooked. For accommodation you will be provided with a double room. Your guide will also act as your interpreter and be able explain about our culture and traditions and any other queries you may have. Our guides are well versed in English and their main duty is to help you in any way at all times. Our porter will be well equipped and insured. We want to you to feel safe and taken care of so that your trek is as enjoyable as possible.
Tourist Visa for visiting Nepal for 30 days can be obtained from the Nepalese Embassy in your country or from the Immigration Counter at Nepal Entry Points (like Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu) on payment of US $ 40.00 (you will also need a passport size photograph).
Essentials you should bring: i/ Good and comfortable trekking boots that are well worn in.
ii/ Warm socks for evening as well as light trekking socks for walking.
iii/ Warm clothes for the morning and evening.
iv/ Toiletries and medical kit.
v/ Couple of T-shirts and light trousers/shorts for the day.
vi/ Sun hat and warm hat
vii/ Sandals for evening.
ix/ Flash light or head torch.
x/ Swimming costumes
xi/ Suntan lotion
xii/ Small towel
xiii/ Warm sleeping bag
Having decided on your trek, 30% of the total Trek fee should be sent in advance. Details will be provided as to how you can do that.
Final payment can be made on your arrival with US $travellers cheques, US$ cash or Visa/Mastercard credit card ( note: paying by credit card incurs a 4% bank charge in Nepal).
Day 01: Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding(2,610)
Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440)
Day 03: Rest day at Namche Bazaar
Day 04: Trek to Thame
Day 05: Trek to Langden (4300m)
Day 06: Rest day at Langden
Day 07: Trek to Gokyo via Renjo La (5390)
Day 08: Excursion to Gokyo Ri (5483) & back to Gokyo (4400m)
Day 09: Trek to Thore
Day 10: Trek to Phortse
Day 11: Trek to Pangboche
Day 12: Visit Tengboche Monastery
Day 13: Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 14: Trek to Lukla
Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu.