Gokyo To EBC Via Cho la& Renjo la

TYPOLOGIES

Adventure Trekking

DIFFICULTY

Medium

MIN. AGE

5 Years

Trip Introduction

The Gokyo to EBC (Everest Base Camp) via Cho La Pass and Renjo La pass is adventurous for all the travellers where they can carry enormous amplitude to reach towards the destination. Every trekkers choice always comprise the challenging route. . It appears to be something like if you can make this short of adventurous trip then any other trek route can be carried with an ease. Every step makes the travellers forget their pain they get during walking due to the mind blowing clouds and sky that appears along with the astounding sky-scraping mountains. Small settlement in mountains seems to be a naturally crafted heavenly place with remarkable plants and animals that have made people adopt a lifestyle unlike any other places.

After a short scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla(2,800m/9,184ft), the bold stride moves ahead towards a beautifully crafted Himalayan town which is nestled along the crescent shaped hill slopes, Namche bazaar. "Hall of fame" gallery of Sherpas who submitted Everest, Photos of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay (first climbers to reach at the peak)  of Sherpa Museum at Namche Bazaar and due many other significant things, this place is considered as the administrative centre and historical capital of the Khumbu region. This trekking route has many exciting climbs such as Renjo La Pass (5,360m/17,581ft ), GokyoRi (5,483m/17,984ft), Cho La pass (5,368m/17,607ft), Everest Base Camp (5,380m/17,646ft ) and Kalapathar (5,545m/18,187ft) where the Himalayas secrets are crystalline. The travellers get to come across the beautiful Gokyo valley, viewing the grand Ngozumpa glacier which is considered as the biggest glacier in Nepal and the magnificient view of Gokyo Lake (4,750m/15,580ft), the highest freshwater lake system in Nepal. The kalapatthar offers a delightful view icefalls and glaciers of Mahalangur Himalayan range which comprises of four major peaks above 8,000m - Mt. Everest, (8,848m), Mt. ChoOyu (8,210m), Mt Lhotse (8,516m) and Mt Makalu (8,485m) and many other captivating monutains above 6,000 meters. Each point uncovers the beauty of mountains in every aspect.

Travelling through the Himalaya of the Khumbu region not only comprises of the mystic mountains, lakes and artistic village but also carries the great signifance of culture, lifestyle of sherpas and monks, art and crafts, monuments, monasteries, habitat of many endangered birds and animals and admiring the real beauty of Himalayas that cannot be put into words. After all, the adventurous trek at the noble Himalayas makes people attached with the Khumbu Mountains throughout the lifetime that can never be put into words.

Trip Highlights

  • Gokyo to Everest Base Camp via Cho La and Renjo La pass is an exciting trek where the trekkers pass through the delightful landscapes and magical atmosphere. The journey begins with after the picturesque mountainous flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. 
  • The two passes of Everest Three Passes Trek come up with the adventurous experience where the panorama of each aspect of Himalaya is revealed. The trekkers goes through the wonderful snow-capped mountains and get to set foot on Gokyo Lake (4,750m/15,580ft),  Renjo La Pass (5,360m/17,581ft) Gokyo Ri(5,483m/17,984ft), Cho La pass (5,368m/17,607ft), Everest Base Camp (5,380m/17,646ft ) and Kalapathar (5,545m/18,187ft) to unfold gems of Himalaya, it's graceful atmosphere and the majestic mountains.
  • The distinct culture and tradition of this Himalaya itself is an extraordinary thing that pleases the travellers. Several Buddhist monasteries including the oldest Sherpa celibate monastery, traditional crafts, lifestyle of Sherpa and monks is one is something very unique that the travellers encounter throughout the stay.
  • This region is blessed with rare kind of flora and fauna that consists about 118 species of birds such as Himalayan monal, blood pheasant, red-billed cough, some rare mammal species including musk deer, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear and red panda can be spotted on the way.

Remember: Our travel planner can customize the itinerary outline as per your duration of stay, the purpose of holiday, and your preference. Cost of the package also depends upon the level of service; Deluxe, Standard, and budget as well as the group size. You can easily CONTACT US at any time for any queries.

Inclusions:

  • Required numbers of time Airport pick up and drop off as per your flight schedule (international and domestic) and all required transfers in Kathmandu.
  • 2 Night accommodation in the touristic town of Kathmandu in BB Plan (one can choose a budget, standard and deluxe)
  • Kathmandu–Lukla–Kathmandu both way flight ticket
  • Standard tea house (lodge) accommodation during the entire trekking as per mentioned in the itinerary
  • Three meals per day (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the entire trek as per mentioned in the itinerary followed by 3 times tea/coffee per day. One can choose the meal from the menu there.
  • A duffel bag, Trekking Map and trekking pole Sleeping Bag, Down Jacket, Nepali SIM card (Rental basis, if needed)
  • Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park Fee
  • TIMS (Trekker’s Information Manual System) permit
  • An experienced government certified local Trekking Guide
  • Required numbers of highly experienced trekking porters (2:1 ratio)
  • Staff’s food, salary, insurance, accommodation, meals, transportation, etc
  • General First Aid Kit
  • A certificate of appreciation (experience certificate) after completing the Trek
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu with cultural program.
  • All government taxes and applicable paperwork

Exclusions:

  • International Airfare
  • Personal Travel Insurance (essential for high altitude trekking)
  • Lunch in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses (bar, laundry, personal shopping, internet usage during the trek, hot shower during the trek, battery charge during the trek, etc.)
  • Alcoholic beverage
  • TIPS for Staff

TOUR MAP

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft altitude) and transfer to Hotel.

Adventure Mountain Nepal Trekking and Climbing’s airport arrival and departure representative will meet you at the airport as per your arrival schedule. He/she welcome you and drive to the hotel. Check-in hotel and take a rest or relaxation time at Hotel. Then you can have a free excursion to know the surroundings and visit our office to get brief information of Gokyo EBC Trek with Cho La & Renjo La, we also conduct an introduction program with trekking leader and official team. Meal includes: Breakfast. In general we prefer BB plan for your stay in cities so you can choose varieties of tastes in different restaurants around the city.

DAY 2 - Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft altitude) & trek to Phakding (2,650m/8692ft altitude) (half an hr fly & 4 hrs walk)

Early in the morning drive to Domestic terminal of Tribhuwan airport. Take a flight for about 30 minutes to Tenzing Hillary airport Lukla- is the beautiful valley which is surrounded by High Mountain and hills from all direction. Make sure the backpacks and all stuffs fully arranged to get started the trek towards Phakding. The easy and scenic trail follows soft descends to the bank of Dudh Koshi River, follow the river bank of the river before we reach at Ghat. After there we continuously walk gentle ascend to Phakding. We visit several Gompas, Monasteries and beautiful stone carving (written Buddhist scripts) all the way to Phakding.

DAY 3 - Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft altitude) (5-6 hrs walk)

Early breakfast at teahouse. Follow ascent trail through pine forest. We have to cross several suspension bridges over Dudh Koshi River, gradually walk via Benkar, Chumoa and Monjo to reach at check post of Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park where we have to record our National Park entry permit. With a walk of zigzag ascends and descends, mostly uphill takes us towards the capital of Sherpa people at Namche Bazaar. We can have the beautiful view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Kusum Kanguru Peak and other. Meal includes: Full Board–Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

DAY 4 - Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion around the places

As we are already at above 3,000 meters from sea level at Namche Bazaar, it is a perfect way to acclimatize by resting and exploring around at Namche Bazaar before ascending towards more altitudes. As per health experts suggests keep moving and stay active to adopt with the weather. Today we ascend towards Syangboche View Point to have excellent views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kusum Kanguru and other snow-capped peaks. Again we continue the walk with continuous scenery towards Everest View Hotel; it is a good place to have refreshment drink with the views in our surroundings. After there we go to explore an important Buddhist monastery of the region at Khumjung Monastery, then back to Namche Bazzar. At the evening, we can explore around the Bazaar, can use ATMs, use internet cyber, cafes and restaurants to be close with locals as well as learn unique culture, tradition and lifestyles of Sherpa’s.

DAY 5 - Trek from Namche Bazaar to Thame (3,739m/12,395ft altitude) (5-6 hrs walk)

After having a day rest and acclimatization at Namche, we feel physically and mentally fit to continue the walk towards Thame, at the beginning we turn west side to start an ascend of Bhote Koshi Valley. While continuing the old trade route into Tibet, we cross through impressively fluttering prayer flags, several Mani walls, a wonderful stone carving et cetera. Once we reach up to Bhote Koshi Valley, we shortly continue the steep climb all the way to Thame Village. At evening, we can go to explore Thame monastery, located above from the village where Sherpa people’s famous festival “Mani Rimdu” performs annually in the sprung time.

DAY 6 - Trek from Thame to Lungdhen (4,380m/14,266ft altitude) (5-6 hrs walk)

After having breakfast, we start the trek initially following rather easy trail that continues through banks of the Bhote Koshi. After crossing the river and walk for around an hour we reach at a charming village of Marlung, again continue the trek that goes to Lungden. It is a beautiful place with great scenery of Himalayas and few numbers of tea house lodges.

DAY 7 - Trek from Lungden to Gokyo via Renjo La Pass (5,360m/17,581ft altitude) (6-7 hrs walk)

It is an important day of our entire Gokyo EBC Trek with Cho La & Renjo La pass that we will cross our first pass Renjo La at 5,435MASL. After having very early morning breakfast, we ascend towards Sandy Kharka. Walk through the edge of glaciers and climb through stone steps before reaching at the Pass. View from the pass is really stunning. Shortly, the trail follows downhill through a rocky and icy spur to the Gokyo Valley.

DAY 8 - Morning ascend to Gokyo Ri (5,483m/17,984ft altitude) and back to Gokyo. Full day excursion around the Gokyo Valley.

Before having breakfast, early morning (around 4 AM) we start ascend of Gokyo Ri which takes three hours gradual ascend from the village. Gokyo Ri, also known as Gokyo peak is most probably the best viewpoint of Khumbu and Everest region, once we reach at the top of the rock of Gokyo Ri we will be rewarded by 360-degree views of world’s towering mountain ranges including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu and many more snow-capped peaks. After spending an hour of time over there, we safely retrace our steeps back to Gokyo. Remaining times of the day we explore around the biggest glacial or Nepal–Ngozumpa glacier as well as make a tour to other lakes excursion.

DAY 9 - Trek from Gokyo to Thangna (4,650m/15,252ft altitude) (3-4 Hrs walk)

After having breakfast at Gokyo, we can take a time to excursion around Gokyo valley since this day we do not have to walk too long to reach at Thangna. Have lunch at a tea house of Gokyo, we leave from there to Thangna village. It is a Sherpa cultural village situated in a corner of the Ngozumpa Glacier. Keep moving around the place to make physically active before cross the adventurous Cho La Pass 5,429 meters next day.

DAY 10 - Trek from Thangna to Dzongla (4,843m/15,885ft altitude) via Cho La pass (5,368m/17,607ft altitude) (6-7 Hrs walk)

After having an early morning breakfast (around 4 AM), we leave from a tea house at Thangna since we have to cross the adventurous pass before sun light melts the snow. We gradually follow ascend along the valley towards Cho La Pass. Cho La Pass is usually covered by blue ice over the rocks from where we have really close- up views of Himalayas. After having a short and memorable time at the top, our trail immediately follows gradual descends all the way to another charming Sherpa village of Dzongla.

DAY 11 - Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche (4,928m/16,164ft altitude) (4-5 hrs walk)

After taking breakfast at Dzongla, we start the walk, this day also we are not going to walk too long to give accompany of recent hard physical workout for Cho La Pass. Our scenic trail goes with numerous numbers of time ups and down with continuous views of Mt. Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam et cetera. Lobuche is always busy during the time of season because it is a main stop of Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trail.

DAY 12 - Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,160m/16,925ft altitude) & continue to Everest Base Camp (5,380m/17,646ft altitude) then back to Gorakshep (6-7 hrs walk)

Early morning breakfast at the teahouse. Today’s trail leads to our core destination. We cross moraine of Khumbu glacier, pass through pyramid sign on the way from where you can observe Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Langtern, Mt. Khumbutse, and Mt. Nuptse. Then again we follow the small trail to Thangma Riju form where we perceive 360 degree vista of Snowy Mountain. Then climb steeply trail to reach at Gorakshep where we find Show Mountains in all direction including Mt. Everest & Pumori. Gorakshep is our today’s stop for dinner and overnight. Take off our backpacks and heavy stuffs at the teahouse and start a journey towards Everest Base Camp. After having a great time at Everest Base Camp, we retrace our steeps back to Gorakshep for an overnight stay.

DAY 13 - Morning hike to Kalapathar (5,545m/18,187ft altitude) and trek to Pheriche (4,243m/13,917ft altitude) (5-6 hrs walk)

We start a trek at early in the morning at round 4:00 A.M. to Kalapathar for sunrise view over the Himalayas. We walk continuous ascend around 2 hours to reach Kala Pathar. When the first ray of sun strike the mountain it turns into Golden color which seems pretty amazing. Take picture of golden Mountain and soaring around Kala Patthar return to Gorakshep for breakfast. Then we start gradual descend trail all the way to Pheriche.

DAY 14 - Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (5-6 hrs walk)

Breakfast at the teahouse. Follow descend trail through riverside and crossing the suspension bridge of Imja Khola to Pongboche village. After that you again follow the trail through the pine and Rhododendron forest and move towards Namche Bazar. Walkint towards lower elevation makes the trek easier.

DAY 15 - Trek back to Lukla (5 hrs walk)

Breakfast at the teahouse. Last day of Gokyo EBC Trek with Cho La & Renjo La follows descend trail to Phakding. We have to cross Suspension Bridge of Dudh Koshi, pass through pin and rhododendron forest with different prayer flags and stone rocks on the way back to Lukla.

DAY 16 - Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

Early morning breakfast at the lodge. Walk to Lukla airport for schedule flight. Adventure Mountain Nepal Trekking and Climbing’s airport arrival and departure representative will meet you at the Kathmandu airport. Drive to the hotel. At the evening feel free for leisure and personal activities such as Shopping, markets explore, spa, massage, rest and relax can be an option.

DAY 17 - Rest and exploration, free for a tour around Kathmandu

This is a day as a spare which can use with rest, relaxation and free walk around the market. Day trip in request: Sightseeing, Meditation, Rafting, Paragliding, Short Hiking, Mountain flight and other activities can be done according to you plan. In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner together with entire team of Adventure Mountain Nepal.

DAY 18 - Farewell. Departure transfer as per flight schedule

Our airport arrival and departure representative will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport on your scheduled flight.

DAY 19 - Spare day. Free for personal activities or sightseeing tour in Kathmandu

This is a day as a spare which can be spent with rest, relaxation and free walk around the market. Day trip in request: Sightseeing, Meditation, Rafting, Paragliding, Short Hiking, Mountain flight and other activities can be done according to you plan. In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner together with an entire team of Adventure Mountain Nepal.

DAY 20 - Farewell, departure transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport.

Our airport arrival and departure representative will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport on your scheduled flight.