15 days | Best season: March to May, Sept. to Nov. | Min. 2 persons. | Max altitude: 5,545m | Moderate trekking
The lore of the Himalayas loom largest around the great 8,000 meter peak massifs of Cho Oyo, Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu. The remote valleys beneath these peaks are threaded by ancient trails. Some like the well-traveled path to Everest Base camp are well known among Western trekkers and mountaineers. Others including the trail through Nangpa La between Namche Bazar and Tibet are known to Tibetan monks and traders, but have long been forbidden to Westerners. This exploratory trip is our attempt to offer fresh insight, little trod trails and new visual perspectives on this area of greatest Himalayan peaks. This trek also traces important history of the Sherpa people. They settled the region in the late 1400s or early 1500s, arriving from the eastern Tibetan province of Salmo Gang. Sherpas appears to have left their homeland and crossed the Nangpa-La pass (18,749') in to Nepal. The economy of the Sherpa Community has traditionally been agriculture, livestock herding and trading between Nepal and Tibet. With the coming of the Mountaineering Expedition since 1950s, the region has attracted large number of tourist as climbers and adventure trekkers.
People from Tibet walk all the way down to Namche to sell their home made stuffs and salt to trade. The most wonderful experience would be to explore this area during the end of monsoon season when flowers pop out in Nangpala, giving the trekkers the illusion that they are walking on textured carpet. The strong fragrances of flowers refresh the mind and feels heavenly to camp there and have a very sweet sleep at night. The caravan-style business, it's remoteness, the biggest glaciers in the whole of the Khumbu region and spectacular views of Mt. Everest and Mt. Cho Oyo are the spectacular features in this trek. The newly opened Renjo Pass crossing from Gokyo to Nangpala is a breathtakingly beautiful walk with mountains surrounding us.
GLIMPSE OF GOKYO RENJO PASS TREK
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu city sightseeing including major heritage and pilgrimage spots.
Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding 2,550m. Overnight in lodge.
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3,445m. Overnight in lodge.
Day 05: Rest day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. Explore around.
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Dole 3,500m via Phortse Tanga. Overnight in lodge.
Day 07: Dole to Machhermo 4,410m. Overnight in lodge.
Day 08: Machhermo to Gokyo Lake 4,800m. Overnight in lodge.
Day 09: Rest day at Gokyo. Explore the Gokyo valley. Overnight in lodge.
Day 10: Gokyo to Lunde 4,300m. Overnight in lodge.
Day 11: Lunde to Thame 3,800m. Overnight in lodge.
Day 12: Thami to Namche Bazaar 3,445m. Overnight in lodge.
Day 13: Namche Bazaar to Lukla 2,800m. Overnight in guest house.
Day 14: Lukla to Kathmandu by flight. Transfer to hotel.
Day 15: Transfer to airport. Trip concludes!