Gokyo Renjola Pass Trek

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Facts of the Trip

Duration: 13 Days

Highest access: 5360m

Group Size: Min 2 to Max 14

Location: Thame Valley /Gokyo Lake

Grade: Moderate

Best season: March-May & Oct- Dec

Culture: Cultural program with Special Dinner

Transportation: Flight/Private vehicle

Accommodation: Hotel/Tea House

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch & Dinner + Tea or Coffee

  • Gokyo Renjola Pass
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Gokyo Renjola Pass Trek lets you explore and discover the engrossing region of Mt. Everest. It is a fairly easiest, classical and suitable trek which provides you with the complete experience of the Solukhumbu Himalayan ranges which consists of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Cho-yu and Mt. Makalu etc. The Gokyo Renjola pass Trek is one of the popular routes in the Khumbu(Everest region) and  panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho Oyu.  Newly opened Renjo pass crossing through Gokyo to Nangpala is an amazing walk with surrounding   of mountains. Comparatively, it is less crowded than the Everest Base Camp trek therefore it is known as peaceful adventurous trek.
The Gokyo Renjola Trek to Renjo la pass takes you to the Gokyo Lake valley via Dudh Koshi River from the village of the Sherpa inhabitants Namche Bazaar and Khumjung. Day hike to the Gokyo-Ri at the altitude of 5,360m is one of the main highlights of this trek. It gives us massive views like Vast Ngozumpa Glacier and spectacular views of the four of the world’s ten highest peak like Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Makalu. We will be back to Namche Bazaar via Renjo la pass, incredible high pass.

Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu 1,400 Welcoming by Himalayan Magic Treks Member Pick Up from Airport than Transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu with Bed & break fast plan.
Day 02
Domestic Flight Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840m) trek start until Phakding (2,610m) 3 hours  overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner )
Day 03
Trek to Namche Bazar (3,440m) 5 hours overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner )
Day 04Acclimatization at Namche Bazar overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)
Day 05
Trek  to Thame (3,610m) 5/6 hours overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner )
Day 06
Trek  to Lungdhen (4,380m)6/7 hours overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner )
Day 07
Trek to via Renjo pass (5,360m) see the incredible view of Ngozumba glacier, Mount Everest, Chho-yo, Tabuche Cholatse, Makalu, Amadablam, Thamserku many etc then down to Gokyo lake site (4,790m) 6/7 hours overnight at Lodge.(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)
Day 08
Trek to Phortse village (3,810m) 5/6 hours overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner )
Day 09
Trek to Namche Bazar (3,440m) 5/6 hours overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner )
Day 10
Trek to Phakding (2,610m) 5 hours overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner )
Day 11
Trek to Lukla (2,840m) 5 hours overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner )
Day 12
 Fly Back to Kathmandu (1,400m) direct transfer to hotel. Free day in Kathmandu, evening together farewell dinner with Typical Nepali Culture.
Day 13
Departure from Kathmandu to your onward destination.

The Trip cost will vary depending on the Group Size duration of days and Services required please contact us via our email info@himalayanmagictreks.com with your Details to Obtain a Quote.

Cost includes:

  • 4 Times Airport picks up & drops by private Car
  • Flight fair Kathmandu/ Lukla / Kathmandu ( Guest +Guide)
  • Airport Taxes
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch Dinner) including Tea or coffee
  • Accommodation on Lodge during the trekking
  • 2 Night's Hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast
  • Experienced English Speaking Guide
  • Necessary Porter 1: 2 ( one porter for two Guest)
  • All Government local Taxes
  • Sagarmatha National park Fees
  • (TIMS) Trekkers  Information Management System
  • First Aid kit
  • General equipment for Porter during the adventure trip
  • Guide and porter salary
  • All Field Staff insurance During the trekking
  • Duffle Bags refundable to protect your Luggage
  • Tour Certificate
  • Company T-shirt as a gift
  • Farewell dinner with typical Nepali restaurant
  • And extra services according to the guest per Demand '' Please feel free to inform us''

Cost excludes:

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses such as Alcoholic Beverage drinks,phone and Laundry.
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance.
  • Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects.
  • Hot Shower
  • Tips
Acute Mountains Sickness (AMS) sign:

Headache, often with the loss of appetite, nausea vomiting, tiredness, dizziness, distributed sleep. What to do? Stay at height for 1-2 days in lower place to acclimatization, descend or use diamox (250mg every 12 hours).

HACE signs:

Severe headache, loss of balance/coordination, staggering, irrational behavior, confusion, drowsiness, coma, death (Sometimes in a few hours)
What to do? Check with straight-line heel-to-toe walking.  HACE victims cannot do it. DESCEND immediately, even at night, at least 1000m with someone else, oxygen, Gamow bag, keep patient warm, diamox to be safe also take hot garlic soup

HAPE Signs:

Breath (even at rest), dry cough/pink or rusty spit, blue lips/nails, very tired, low fever, gurgling breath, drowsy, coma, death.
What to do? See HACE + nifedipine


Ascend slow (300-500m/day) don’t exert yourself, eat high carbohydrate foods, drink lots of water and locals recommend garlic soup avoid alcohol and caffeine. Our Guide will more taking care of you as well as giving better suggestion during the Trek

Safety FIRST:

Sprains and stains
Probably the most common accident in the area, Steep terrain and rough trails may cause many people strain their knees and ankles. Remember stretch before you start walking, take your time avoid trekking in the night time, and bring joint support bandages if you require hem.
Health posts. There are at least one health post in every VDC of the Area. This facility is open to trekkers who require medical attention. A novel a you can help the Health post is to leave any unwanted medicines at the center at the end of your trek. This may help other fellow trekkers ho need urgent medical care.

Rescue operation- how to be prepared?

 We will be serious in this case to protect our clients in the Mountain and it should be able to organize a rescue evacuation for you quickly in your critical situation. If not the following precautions may prevent a long wait for a helicopter for rescues during emergency.
 Have travel insurance and carry your insurance policy number with you.
 Carry a credit card with you.
 Do the coordination with your Tour Guide to connection with responsible person of HMT to quick Rescue services to save your Life
 Clients should keep in touch with Company Manager during your travel time and do not trust only Guide for this Emergency case
 Guest should be able to check First aid kit with your Guide , who goes to Mountains to guiding you and avoid trekking on your own.

Other problems:

•    Sick, Doctors at VDC health posts
•    Helicopter evacuation, you have to call in Kathmandu HMT Office 01-4378206 or 9849166578 (Nabin) directly with your guide support
-    Have a credit card and travel insurance number
•    Donkeys/Mules/yak: stay on the uphill side of these beasts.
•    Leeches: stay on trail use salt to get rid of them, avoid the monsoon season.
•    Full lodges: stop early don’t arrive in a place with 1-2 lodges at dusk, carry a tent
•    Hypothermia: when cold and or wet. Starts with shivering, progressing to slurred speech, stumbling, confusion, death
•    Iodine tablets: Use 1 tablet per liter and wait 30 min. Hide foul taste with lemon or orange flavored powder.
•    Boiled and filtered water fairly safe but not so good if boiled with firewood
•    Your own water filter would be recommended during the Trek

Reducing pollution and environmental impacts

•    Carry out what you carry in
•    Take your empty batteries home stay / eat in loges than cook in gas/kerosene and have solar showers
•    Order the same food for several people at the same time to cooking easily to saving time to reach for destination on time without any risk
•    Wear warm clothes rather than having the rooms heated
•    Don’t defecate new after sources
•    Dump garbage only at proper bins or pits
•    A high altitudes (4000m) do not even throw way biodegradable junk
•    Do not disturb wildlife
•    Do not hurt or remove animals and plants in the protected areas
•    Do not buy items made from wildlife parts; It will be illegal in the sum of dangerous case
•    Don’t accept “free” plastic bags.

Important to take along

•     Copy of passport, travel insurance and entry permit should have always with you or Guide
•    Credit card (in case of evacuation)
•    Iodine tablets, water bottle sunscreen, long-sleeved shirt, ha sun glasses, lip balm, insect repent.
•    Warm clothes, thermal underwear, gloves, good boos, trekking pole (optional)

Culturally acceptable behavior

You are a guest In Nepal and it is appreciated if you behave like one:
•    Dress decently (no short shorts or revealing clothes) and respect the peoples and their culture
•    Do not show affection in public
•    Do not buy antiques
•    Do no point your feet (unclean) to people and point with full hand not with one  finger
•    Do not step over persons
•    Do not touch or step over offerings (re powder, flowers/rice)
•    Do not use your left hand ( dirty)
•    Receive and give with two hands
•    Ask permission before taking people’s photographs.
•    Do not ask local kids for school pens or sweets (don’t give either)
•    Discourage begging, pay fair prices
•    Take off your shoes before entering a monastery
•    Go clockwise around Stupas, Temples or world Heritage sides etc
•    Do not eat smoke or be loud a religious sites
•    Women should avoid touching monks/lamas

Some National Park activities:

Together with local communities
•    Visitor centers:  info + leaflets on local villages and culture, local guided tours, festival dates. In Jorsalle- Check post
•    Everest Eco Museum at Namche Bazaar Local culture, nature, geology
•    Garbage/pollution control: awareness, incinerators clean-up campaigns, toilets.
•    National Park: tree planting oil conservation river bank protection biodiversity surveys and projection.
•    Alternative emery; micro Hyde plans, solar water heaters, light etc.
•    Trail improvement: widening, paving, bridges, signs.
•    Agriculture and endear development community infrastructure.
•    Health services support
•    Conservation education
•    Heritage conservation
•    Lodge management and training
•    Training of guides and porters
•    Signs and notice boards
•    Safe drinking water stations

Clients Reviews

Renjo-la pass Gokyo via Basa novembre 2017

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A nouveau, nous voici au Népal,et pour ma part ce sera la 17° fois !
Nous avons choisi de repartir avec Himalayan Magic Treks.Leur professionnalisme et l'attention qu'ils portent à leurs clients nous ont à nouveau satisfaits.
Le point fort de ce trek est de pouvoir contempler l'Everest.Bon nombre de touristes fréquente cette région et nous souhaitions pouvoir, dans un premier temps profiter de moments calmes.

Ce trek a une durée de 21 jours ce qui permet d'être acclimater avant " d'attaquer" la haute montagne.Nous n'allons pas décrire l'itinéraire jour par jour, mais mettre l'accent sur ce qui à nos yeux ont été les points les plus forts de ce voyage.Nous sommes partis de Salleri accessible depuis KTM après 10 heures de route.
Nous avons passé une nuit dans le monastére de Ghumne Mera et sa fabuleuse gompa,

Nous avons pu assister à la puja du soir dans une atmosphère remplie de spiritualité , puis nous avons dormi dans les chambres attenantes au monastère dans un confort n'ayant rien à envier aux lodges népalais.Un moment inoubliable car nous avons eu le privilège d'être spectateurs de la vie du monastère.

Nous avons ensuite rejoint le village de Basa ou nous avons dormi 2 nuits. Basa est un village paisible situé à une altitude de 1950 mètres et la végétation y est luxuriante.
Nous avons pu découvrir une région du Népal très peu affectée par le tourisme de masse, et faire la connaissance des parents de notre guide Sitaram.

Cette halte restera longtemps gravée dans nos mémoires.Puis nous sommes partis en direction de Namché Bazar, en passant par Bankar et Phakding
Apres deux nuits d'acclimatation à Namché Bazar, nous sommes partis sur Thamé dernière halte avant de franchir le Renjo La Pass ( 5360m ).
On part tôt car la journée est un peu plus longue que les précédentes.Il fait froid ( face nord ) et les derniers 100 mètres ne se font pas en courant....

Mais au sommet quel bonheur de pouvoir contempler l'Everest, le Lhotsé, leTamserku, l'Ama Dablang ,le Makalu ainsi que le lac de Gokyo aux couleurs bleu turquoise? vert émeraude?,
Peu importe tout cela est magnifique! Ensuite 6 jours pour rejoindre Lukla après un passage à Tingboché ( pour nous essentiel )
Ensuite vol pour KTM.

En résumé Sitaram a une nouvelle fois su être attentif à nos besoins, notre rythme de marche, nos centres d'intérêts
Notre porteur, Prakash, s'est magnifiquement occupé de nous tout au long de ce périple,son sourire et sa bonne humeur ont largement contribué à rendre ce
voyage parfaitement réussi !

Encore merci à toute l'équipe d'Himalayan Magic Treks,Nabin Karki et surtout à Sitaram qui a su par son attention, son professionnalisme et sa gentillesse rendre une fois de plus ce voyage inoubliable ,impossible d'imaginer ce voyage sans toi Ami !

Et le ciel népalais a su rester bleu en ce mois de novembre.Et nous reviendrons encore et encore.
Le Népal a une place de choix dans nos cœurs