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Renjo- La Pass & Gokyo Valley Trek


Experience Treks leads you to the most fascinating area in the mountain paradise on the less frequented region of high Khumbu valley and high pass of Renjo-la Pass & Gokyo valley trek, trip begins with a soaring scenic flight to Lukla and to rich green landscapes forest of alpine vegetation of rhododendron, Oaks, magnolia and pines in the shade of high staggering peaks and visiting the traditional villages with its rich Buddhist religion and culture and onto the famous Namche Bazaar, a main trading town and the main center of Khumbu region with official headquarters, with shops and various facilities. After a proper acclimatization here route leads to Thame village and Lungden then trekking to cross the first pass at Renjo-la with awesome views of Mt. Everest, Kongde, Pachermo,Cho oyu, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and other number of peaks and then heading to the breathe taking scenic Gokyo Lake with magnificent emerald green glacial lake here, spending two nights in Gokyo, Renjo-la & Gokyo lake undoubtedly the most unique and awesome destination a truly a life time experience for all types of outdoor travelers.
After an amazing trek to Renjo-la & Gokyo Lake back on the main trail to Lukla visiting the famed Thyangboche monastery and Namche Bazaar completing this wonderful Renjo-la pass & Gokyo valley trek adventure with a sweeping flight to Kathmandu.

Trip Highlights:
Crossing of Renjo–la high pass to Gokyo valley on the least visited path
Trekking on the world’s highest alpine valley with breathe taking scenery of world’s highest Sagarmatha National Park in the shade of giant peaks in the midst of ancient rich Tibetan Buddhist culture and traditions
Amazing mountains views on the emerald glacial Gokyo lakes
Encountering traditional with friendly Sherpa hospitality the highlanders of Everest region.



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Day 01: 
Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: 
Fly to Lukla 2,80 m & trek to Phakding 2,652 m/04 hrs 

Day 03: 
Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m/05 hrs. 

Day 04: 
Rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.

Day 05: 
Trek to Thame 3,800 m/05 hours.

Day 06: 
Trek to Lungdeng 4,600 m/04 hours.

Day 07: 
Trek to Renjo- La 5465m to Gokyo Lake 4,800 m/07 hrs.

Day 08: 
Hike to Gokyo Ri & walk to Gokyo 4th Lake

Day 09: 
Trek to Dole 4,100 m/05 hrs.

Day 10: 
Trek to Tengboche 3,867 m/05 hrs.

Day 11: 
Trek to Monjo 2,830 m via Namche Bazaar/06 hrs.

Day 12: 
Trek to Lukla 2,846 m/05 hrs walk with afternoon free.

Day 13: 
Fly to Kathmandu & transfer to hotel.

Day 14: 
In Kathmandu valley tour with full day sightseeing tour in 
kathmandu valley.

Day 15: 
International departure for homeward bound.

Service includes
• Airport pick up & drop off by private vehicles
• Lukla to KTM airfare for member and staff/s
• KTM to Shivalaya by public transport
• 3 Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on 3 star category B/B plan
• A day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley by private vehicle & professional tour guide
• TIMS & National park entry permit fee
• Basic accommodation during the trek
• Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during trek
• English speaking guide & porter during trek
• Food and salary for staff and porter
• Trekking gears for the local trekking staffs (shoes, jacket & trouser)
• Insurance for local trekking staffs
• First Aid Kit box/bag

Service does not include
• Nepal entry visa fee, Photographs & international flights fare
• Meals in Kathmandu (lunch & dinner)
• Personal nature expanses: telephone calls, cyber bills, bar bills, laundry service, battery recharge bills, hot shower (On trek),washing water, pots of hot drinks, bottle/boiled water, alcoholic and soft drinks
• Additional cost incurred due to extending your stay at hotel due to cancel and delay of flight because of poor visibility due to heavy raining/snowing/cloudy from Lukla airport & go fly into Lukla from Kathmandu too.
• Essential trekking gears
• Travel & health insurance
• Tipping for all trekking staffs (guide & porter/s)
• An emergencies or rescue evacuation cost/charge (helicopter), if required

Day 01:
Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On reaching at Kathmandu international airports our Experience Treks staff will receive and transfer you to respective hotel. At the hotel our guide will brief with orientation programs of the hotel, Kathmandu, trekking, do's and don’ts and other related information while you are in Nepal with Experience Treks.

Day 02:
Fly to Lukla 2,846 m & trek to Phakding 2,652 m/04 hrs walk
Starting this wonderful adventure with an early morning flight of Lukla with panoramic views on route as the plane touch down at Lukla meets our guide and porters, the first day walk an easy and moderate way to Phakding village the trail although it is moderate with ups and down along with the grand views of Kwande and Kusum kanguru peaks and beautiful landscapes of the villages and farm fields and Buddhist religious stupa, prayer walls then reaching the overnight stop at Phakding village by the glacial river Dudhkoshi afternoon free to immerse with the local culture.

Day 03:
Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m/06 hrs.
After a nice time at Phakding follow the river Dudhkoshi upstream with awesome views of Thamserku peak 6,623 m, Khumbila 5,840 m the patron god of Khumbu area with the moderate nice walk reaching at Monjo village then to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, from here a short descend with a gradual walk to the Jorsalle village the last village till Namche Bazaar is reached, walking on the river bank till the path leads to the last bridge over the Imjatse river, from here trek along the winding uphill path all the way to Namche Bazaar with magnificent view of Kongde peak, Kusum kangru Mt. Everest, Nuptse wall, Lhotse and the closer view of Tawache after ending the last uphill walk reaching the famed Namche Bazaar, the houses with lodges and hotels are situated in an amphitheatre shape.

Day 04:
Rest the day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and hike.
Recommend activities include a short walk uphill to Sagarmatha National Park Headquarter with panoramic views of mountains Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kwangde, Tawache, Lhotse and Everest visit the museum information on history of the Himalayas, geographic, culture, mountaineering history, flora and fauna of this region, other activities hike up to Everest View Hotel world`s highest hotel at 3,880 m with an excursion to Khumjung and Khunde village beneath the sacred Khumbila mountain.

Day 05:
Trek to Thame 3,800 m/05 hours.
On the quiet trails to Thame, visits villages and monasteries on route, morning walk leads through enchanting forest of pines and rhododendron trees with glorious mountain and valley scenery following the Bhotekoshi River to Thamo village home of famous Everest summiteers Ang Rita Sherpa, then following the river to cross the bridge and trekking to reach a small quaint settlement of Thame home of late Tenzing Norgay Sherpa (the first nepalse to climb Mt. Everest in 1953 with late Sir Edmund Hillary) and also the home of Appa Sherpa a record holder of 21st times to top of Mt. Everest.

Day 06:
Trek to Lungdeng 4,600 m/06 hrs
After a good time here visiting the traditional village and its old monastery then heads to Marlung passing the villages of Thyangmoche and Hungmo, and then to places with few houses with sparse vegetation encountering alpine dry terrain zones. Walk leads pass the village of Taranga, through the yak field and then to Marlung village for the lunch. After having good lunch, the walk along with panoramic mountains view till to Lungden through age old typical Himalayan mountain villages which perfectly blends with the surrounding landscapes; this is on the old salt trade route to Tibet and trekking for few more hours reaching the small alpine village of Lungdeng for overnight stop.

Day 07:
Trek to Renjo- La 5,465 m/17,929 ft and to Gokyo 4,800 m/07 hrs.
On leaving Lungden, morning adventure leads to some frozen small glacial ponds near below Renjo La, this spot offers striking views of Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse and Taboche and then with proper preparations cross Renjo La pass, an adventurous and technical section of this trek with the support of our expert guide traverse Renjo-la,the top of the pass festooned with prayer flags, from here a steep descend to reach the Gokyo valley and to its enchanting emerald glacial Lake for overnight stop.

Day 08:
Hike to Gokyo Ri & side walk to forth Lake.
An early morning, hike to Gokyo Ri for for panoramic view of world`s first, forth,fifth & sixth highest mountains of Mt. everest, Lhotse, Makalu & Cho Oyu along with as many as 30 snowcapped mountain in the 360 degree, the beautiful Gokyo lakes & world`s longest Ngozumba glacier that starts from the base of Mt. Cho oyu.. A well deserved rest today after the hard trek of previous day & an optional hike around the 4th lake or one can trek further towards fifth lake close to the base of Mt. Cho Oyu the world’s 6th highest peak, explore the surrounding area of this valley with its breathes taking scenery.

Day 09:
Trek to Dole 4,100 m/06 hrs
Today, the walk is very easy by the following bank of Dudhkoshi river that comes from the Ngozumba glacier & Gokyo Lakes. The way is gradual descends & pretty flats with a few ups & downs by passing the a smaller village of Phangma/Fangma, Macchermo & Luza with an awesome views of great mountains & valleys.

Day 10:
Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m/ 05 hrs.
Morning with an easy gradual walk and on the downhill trail, trek to pass through several scattered farm houses and sheds along with mesmerism mountain views then path descend on the opposite side of the Dudhkoshi valley to reach Phortse village for lunch. After a great experience and wonderful time at Phortse village, the walks are short climbs and then immediately steep down till the wooden bridge over Imjtse river the south side of Imjatse Khola valley offering grandeur views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and the towering Mt. Everest. The walk leads to some steep drops on this good walk downhill towards the bridge then with a steep climb through beautiful forest of rhododendron, oaks, Spruce and pines all the way to the famous scenic Thyangboche Monastery for the overnight stop.

Day 11:
Trek to Monjo 2,835 m/06 hrs.
Trek leads a long descend to Phungitenga 3,250 m & immediadely ascend a long way till Sanasa, from here retrace the journey back, on reaching Namche Bazaar downhill all the way to Monjo for the overnight stop, located by the Sagarmatha National Park.

Day 12:
Trek to Lukla 2,846 m/05 hrs.
The last final day trek of this wonderful walking journey to Lukla, apart from few short up hills the only long climb is just before Lukla which takes 45 minutes from the old big oaks tree. On reaching Lukla check into respective lodges and last day dinner with the fellow Sherpa crew, porters and trekking members.

Day 13:
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.
Morning preparation for short scenic flight of Kathmandu the flight can be delayed sometime due to bad weather, on reaching Kathmandu with awesome views during the flight transfer back to respective hotels.

Day 14:
Free the day at leisure.
We have reserved this day in case of flight delay at Lukla if all goes well a free day in Kathmandu, inform our staff for short guided sightseeing tours in and around Kathmandu Valley.

Day 15:
Transfer to airport for international departure.
Last days in the magic awesome Himalaya and with grand memorable time in the mountains with Experience Treks, as per your flight time our staff will transfer you to airport for your final departure for homeward bound.


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Health Requirements
You are preparing for a trek in the higher altitudes of remote Himalayan region. Hence during this treks, the physically, emotionally & mentally demanding mountain trek & you may face Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), if you trek/hike quickly/ascended too fast as well as other health related problems. In this regard, Experience Treks strongly recommends for those travelers with pre-existing medical conditions like heart, lungs and blood pressure/diseases make know to us before booking this trip.

Experience Requirements
The remote mountain trekking requires 4 – 6 hours walking in per day a basis and at times it even exceeds to 7 – 8 hours depending on your walking pace, age groups, weather condition & seasons. Despite this fact, we do not suggest you for mandatory hiking or technical climbing experiences. Yet, it will be better if you have a regular jogging habit of few weeks before booking this trip.

Travel Insurance
Experience Treks does not sell or arranges any kind of insurance plan/packages for foreigners except local staff/s. Yet, it will be mandatory to join our trips that you should be insured for comprehensive expenses that may arise from the trip for your own safety. Your Insurance plan must be covering medical/travel issues as well as unforeseen accidents that may occur to the trips. In such a case, you may to take the facility like an air ambulance, helicopter rescue, Clinical attention and so on.

Acclimatization
Trekking in higher altitudes may even cost the life of travelers! The more you go higher elevation/height, the lesser will be availability of Oxygen pressure in the air. Therefore, your body requires a few days too many days to adopt the newer situation/climate in an environment with less oxygen. The higher you climb the more will be the possibility of undergoing through Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) problems. Hence, Experience Treks`s itineraries are extremely concern on this problem/issue. With our expert team, you can easily cops with altitude sickness problems. The AMS will attract you after 3,000 m. The Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA), non-profitable medical institution recommends to all trekkers/hikers to ascend slowly after 3,000 m (either ascends 300 m each day or every 600 m spend an extra night, the same altitude). The rule is slowly ascents to go higher elevation to be safe!

Trekking Crew Arrangement
To facilitate the best trekking experience in the Himalayas, Experience Treks has arranged most hospitable as it is possible, more professional and long-terms experienced crew members. Your local trip member/s will have most extensive knowledge about mountain trails, mountain names & its height/elevation, people & their cultures, religions, socio-cultural aspects, eco-system, flora & fauna, geography of the respective treks/trips and history of the local regions. Besides, our crew members are fully undergone through Rock climbing, Ice climbing, Mountaineering, Intensive wilderness First Aid knowledge, Trekking guides, Eco trekking, knowledge about Responsible tourism business, Sustainable development, English language, Conservation & preservation basic knowledge and Bio-diversity trainings.

Meals Facilities
During the trek in the mountains, you will be served 3 times meals a day with typical Nepali food/meal along with Tibetan, Chinese, Indian, Continental & Italian dishes, depending on your choices. You will have an access to have hot chocolate, tea and other hot drinks as well, breads and snack as well in the camping/tented treks. The early morning breakfast and dinner will be served at the same tea houses or at the local lodges where you spend the night. At times, you too have to enjoy the breakfast and the lunch at the camping overnights sites. Unlike this, you will take your lunch on the way in the mountain trails in the side trips/day excursion. The lunch will be prepared for your team member of the camping/tented treks & in teahouse/lodges treks at local lodge/guest houses. At the climax of the trip, you will enjoy a trip celebration dinner in Kathmandu.

Accommodations Arrangements
During your stay in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan & other cities, you will enjoy the budget accommodation to best class hotel /resorts accommodation depending on your budget, interest & hobbies where as on the other hand in the mountain trail, you will have to adjust at twin sharing, double bed & single bed rooms basis accommodations at the standard lodges or tea houses, mostly common sharing bathroom & toilet/rest rooms. However, you have to consider the remoteness of travelled places where single room may not be feasible at all the times & need to be the share with someone else in the peak season. Most of the teahouses/lodges are either double bed rooms or twin sharing rooms. Some of the majors trekking destinations, there are deluxe comfortable hotels & Resorts is also available.

Porter Care
We are tremendously concern over the rights of the porters who facilitate traveler`s adventure dreams in the Himalayas. Without porters hard working, your dream to go to mountains will not be certain/guaranteed. It is our serious concern that the porters should be well paid, make sure their warm clothing, well equipped and treated equally even in the harsh situation in the remote Himalayas. In case of emergency situations, we give equal to rescue facilities as other team members get in the adverse situation in the higher altitude including rescue services by Helicopter. Besides this, we too are concern about International Porter Protection Group (IPPG) which works in the field of trekking porter/s by protecting the rights of porter, basic language training to express their problems, make sure for enough warm clothing & other equipment, compulsory Insurance facility. In doing so, we recommend all our trekkers in the Himalayas just to keep their luggage under 30 kg so that it can be handled by porters smoothly in the higher mountains. If possible, try to make about 25 Kg. over 4,000 m & high passes.

Environmental Concerns
Being human beings, it is our responsibility to protect natural & cultural order, to conserve environment and to love nature. Himalayan region is ecologically very much fragile and hence we try to practice “to leave just footprints and take photos” so that future generation will to have chances to experience the beauty of Himalayan region. Respecting natural balance and being sensible towards local environment yields into protecting local cultures as well. Hence, our trip operations tremendously focus on environmental issues in the Himalayas and thereby eco-tourism.

Trekking Group Arrangement
Experience Treks generally provides one trek guide/trekking leaders for the trip operation and porter/s for luggage carrying. It means if there are 4 trekkers, there will be one trek guide & two porters. In the case of porter/s arrangements, there will be one porter for each two paying trekker. This arrangements helps to carry out the trip smoothly even in the adverse situation. Our trips generally accommodate the group of 10 people at a time. Despite this arrangement, we can adjust or run the trips over than 10 people at a time as well as.

Best Seasons
The best seasons of travelling/trekking in the Himalayas are autumn season (September-November) and spring season (March-May). Apart from these two seasons, there is a possibility of trekking in the Himalayas even in the winter and summer seasons which is called off-seasons. In the winter season, cold, snowing & flight delay or cancellation slightly affects the trips & high passes could be closed. But, travelling/trekking in the summer season comes with tremendous rewards for a passionate botanist despite of rainy days, flooding, landslides, flight delay or cancellation like winter season. It will be great in the least rain fall regions & high passes, where are lots of wild orchid blooming.

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If you are in need of more information on any kinds of trips, please contact us at Tel: +977 14429204, +977 9841969631, +977 9803810253 | Email : info@experiencenepaltreks.com.np
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