Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trekking: 16 Days

"Walking across the Emerland Lake of Gokyo and above the Renjo La Pass with the magnificent views of Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Cho-Oyu (8201 m), and Makalu (8585m)."
Good to Know
  • Duration 16 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 5345.00m
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Group and Private
  • Activities Trekking, Historical and Cultural Excursion
  • Best Season March-June and Sept-Dec

Highlights

  • Adventure of a lifetime experience crossing high and scenic Renjo-la pass.
  • Magnificent Gokyo Valley and its emerald glacial lakes with marvelous views.
  • Grand panorama can be seen from Gokyo Ri which includes the worlds four highest mountains.
  • Traverse from the eastern to the western end of Khumbu Valley within the Everest region.
  • Within lovely Sherpa farm villages enriched with impressive culture and customs.
  • Crossing the Renjo La pass (5345m) which falls in the high passes category of Everest.

Advantage of Booking Renjo La Pass with Trekking Planner Nepal

  • Private vehicles pick up and drop off passengers at all airports.
  • First-aid kit box.
  • Trekking Planner’s down jackets, t-shirt, and cap, if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (you should have insurance for emergency evacuation, which will be paid for by your travel insurance company).
  • We use an oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate, and we provide oxygen.
  • Sim cards are provided by our company for travelers, so there won’t be any networking issues.

Trip Introduction: Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trekking 2024/2025

Gokyo valley with Renjo La Pass takes you away from the mainstream trekking trail and provides you with the exclusive experience of trekking in the less traveled, thus quaint, trekking destination in the Everest Region. You have the view of snowy mountains and its landscapes, terraces, lakes and valleys, unparalleled culture and traditions as well as diverse biotic, flora, and fauna of the Gokyo Valley. During this period trekkers can explore the delightful turquoise lakes protected by silver mountains, Gokyo village perched on the bank of one of those lakes, the marvelous view from one of the challenging passes in the region, and get insight into the rich Sherpa culture and tradition.

The exploration of a unique blend of Nepalese Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism, culture, tradition, and lifestyle of aboriginal Sherpa people are some of the other highlights besides the marvelous views and natural diversity. Beginning with the flight to Lukla and exploring the villages of Chauri Kharka, Phakding, and Namche Bazaar, trekkers stay for acclimatization in the historical trading hub of Namche. Exploration through the villages of Dole, Machhermo, and Gokyo leads us to the Gokyo Ri, the peak with extraordinary scenery to witness.

Get yourself soaked in the mysterious and 360-degree panoramic view of mountains including Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Cho-Oyu (8201m), Makalu (8585m), Ama Dablam (6812m), Thame Peak and others besides the view of Ngozomba Glacier, the largest glacier in the Himalayas, and the unique Gokyo village among others. Climb to the challenging Renjo La Pass (5345m), another viewpoint in the trail that provides yet another surreal scenery of the Himalayas to the trekkers as a reward for their strenuous trekking in the region.  On the trekking trail expect to have glimpses of rare species such as Musk Deer, Wild Mountain goats, Snow Leopard, Lophophorous, Mountain Hawk, and others. Locals believe in the existence of Yeti (you may hear several fairytales related to it) as well. You may witness it as well, you never know! You can enjoy the traditional Sherpa dance and experience the traditional lifestyle through homestay or interaction with the locals. After the exploration of the region, we retrace our path and head for Thame, then trek to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.

Gokyo valley and the Renjo La Pass are full of diversity; from monasteries clad with prayer flags and scribbles to the suspension bridges, and from the majestic Himalayas to the cultural heritage of local inhabitants, you get to experience many things in a single trek. Join the trekking team of Nepal Trekking Planner during the season of September to November and March to May for the best trekking experience in the region. Experience the professional service and exceptional hospitality of our team and feel the warmth of the ever-smiling locals. Discover yourself in this wonder world in a hassle-free and entertaining trekking expedition in the mountains of Nepal.

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Climate and Weather during Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trekking .

The climate in the Himalayas is not predictable, even in the best seasons; the weather can change instantly. Spring, from mid-April to the first week of June, is one of the best times, as the days are longer with enough sunlight and open views of landscapes and the rhododendron flowers blooming in both the left and right parts of the trekking trail.

The autumn months of September to November are another great time for trekking around the Everest region and other areas of the Himalayas. The days are clear to witness the beautiful views and trek around the region. The end of November and December are cold during the morning and night, and the days are quite shorter compared to spring.

NOTE: Morning and nighttime can be freezing cold after 3500 meters, and even the places with shades can feel cold with the chilly wind blowing after 4000 meters. The nights are freezing, especially around higher areas above 4500 meters.

Best Seasons for Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trekking.

Gokyo trekking with Renjo La Pass can be done through out the year. However, the best time is from (March to May), during the spring season, and from (mid-September to December), during autumn and pre-winter season.

March to May is a lovely time with enough daylight and sunshine. At the trekking trail, trekkers can observe the snow-capped mountains and high green hills with forests of tall trees and bushes of rhododendrons. The flowers are in full bloom with neighboring wildflowers, making this trek more exciting and memorable. The clear weather makes Gokyo Lake come alive, and the views are astonishing.

The days are clear from morning till late afternoon, especially till 3.00 pm. Still, they can get cloudy sometimes, with a chance of snow around higher elevations after 4000 meters, and the temperature is cold in the morning and nighttime.

From mid-September to December during the autumn/fall season. The days are crystal clear in the morning, offering snowcapped views of the mountains till midafternoon at 11:00 am. The days are short, and the nights are colder, with freezing temperatures in the early morning and nighttime. It's still cold, resting in the shade, away from sunlight. This period is the best time to attempt Renjo la pass as the glaciers and the ice are settled, and walking above it gets easy. 

Even the trekkers might be interested in trekking during the low season of wet monsoons when fewer people travel. It is an excellent period to trek, especially for vloggers and content creators who need peace and less crowd. But the days are cloudy, blocking the views of the mountains; the only good thing is it's very lush and green with enough moisture to provide and realize more oxygen that can help with acclimatization. 

Note: Trekkers might have to take a jeep ride to Tham Danda and start the trek from Tham Danda towards Phakding as the flights are often canceled and rescheduled during the lousy weather time of monsoon so it is better to have a contingency day for that as well.

During the daytime, even in autumn, spring, winter, or summer, the wind blows and hits hard after 3500 meters.

 

Local Culture and Religion around Gokyo Renjo La Pass.

Sherpa are the natives of Everest and other higher Himalayan regions; “Sherpa” comes from the Tibetan language. East for Sher and Pa means people, where Sherpa migrated around the high Himalayas of Nepal around the Mid-East and Far Eastern Himalayas range from Eastern parts of Tibet.

Way back in more than 400 years of history, the Sherpa were typically farmers and livestock herding like cows and yaks, interwoven with vital Buddhist religion and fascinating cultures that you can witness walking around villages. A maximum number of hotels, lodges, and other businesses are owned and run by the Sherpas.

In every Sherpa village, trekkers can see a monastery, some aged way back to 500 years, like the “monastery of Thame and Pangboche valleys,” whereas the famous monastery of Tenggboche was much older than other monasteries but was destroyed by a massive fire in 1991 and has been reconstructed to its original structure.

As trekkers hike from one village to another, they will come across many prayer walls and religious monuments of stupas (domes) with rows of spinning prayer wheels. Witness the living style of the locals in the major villages, especially at Namche, Pangboche, and Dingboche.

Sherpa men-folk were the earlier pioneers of mountain climbing and trekking and still hold the post to the present.

Travel Insurance

Nepal Trekking Planner strongly advises and recommends all clients to purchase Travel as well as Medical Insurance against unforeseen circumstances that might arise or occur during your Himalayan holidays, Travel and Medical Insurance should be obtained through World Nomads Travel Insurance for your upcoming holiday in Nepal Himalayan destinations.

All our hikes, trekking, and tour programs have itineraries where accommodations are set in respective hotels, lodges, homestays, guest houses, resorts, and even camping in some remote areas per the set program itinerary. Some days could be longer or shorter depending upon the clients' fitness, vehicle availability on time, flight delay, cancellation, unfavorable lousy weather, and road or trail conditions. Nepal Trekking Planner requests clients booking to acquire travel and medical insurance, which is compulsory for undertaking any tour or trek. It should include adequate protection for the tour or trek duration to cover personal injury, death, medical expenses, and repatriation expenses in any means of transportation for emergency evacuation, such as helicopter rescue, air ambulance, and adequate cover for baggage.

Your selected tour destination may differ from the program itineraries in this situation. In rare cases, we might even have to reroute or cancel the trips as per the political situation, riots, bad weather, broken road or trail conditions, and porter's situation and condition. The company can cancel the trips due to unavoidable conditions beyond our control. Please bear with us; we will adjust the itinerary as best as possible for your convenience.

Altitude Sickness

Altitude Sickness can affect anyone. At high altitudes, the decrease in atmospheric pressure makes breathing difficult due to less oxygen. Mainly, it happens above 3300m (10,000ft). Signs and symptoms are as follows:

  • Headache/Dizziness.
  • Nausea/vomiting.
  • tiredness/fatigue.
  • Sleepy but can’t sleep.
  • Loss of appetite.

Prevention for this is to dress warmly as per weather conditions, drink plenty of water, eat well, and walk slowly. It is a good idea to climb higher than you sleep. Keep hydrated and make sure you avoid alcohol.

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Washing and Toilet facilities during the trek

All guest houses offer hot showers, which can be a shower stall or a bucket of hot water. Please note that at high altitudes there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar-heated for ecological reasons. Every lodge has some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water is frozen simply ask your guide to get a warm bowl of water.

Toilets are mainly Asian-style squat toilets. The toilets are outside of your room. You are in the mountains: Cleanliness will vary. You should not throw toilet paper in the toilet. Instead, use a rubbish bin that is kept inside the toilet room.

Why Nepal Trekking Planner for Gokyo and Renjo La Pass

So, Trekking Planner Nepal presents the Gokyo valley trekking with Renjo La Pass package, which is all-inclusive and has no hidden cost except the excluded cost mentioned in the itinerary. In this trekking package, Trekking Planner Nepal covers everything when the payment is made for the booking - from permits, accommodation, maps, itinerary, including the guide and porters for the trek is covered.

Traveling and hiking in Nepal with Nepal Trekking Planner means that after paying the booking cost, everything is covered, which is included in the trekking itinerary. Check the itinerary,maps, and suggested gear lists carefully before booking the package. Always check what the package covers when you pay, and check all the things included and excluded. We are available 24/7 for queries.

Outline Itinerary for Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek

Day 1:Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2:Full day in Kathmandu

Day 3:Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding 

Day 4:Trek to Namche Bazaar

Day 5:Rest day at Namche Bazar

Day 6:Trek to Phortse Tanga

Day 7:Trek to Dole

Day 8:Trek to Machermo

Day 9:Trek to Gokyo

Day 10:Full day in Gokyo

Day 11:Trek to Renjo La and to Lungden

Day 12:Trek to Thame

Day 13:Trek to Monjo

Day 14:Trek to Lukla

Day 15:Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 16:Final Departure

Itinerary
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16 Days Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trekking provides standard Itinerary days where some day's walks can be shorter or longer as per your physical fitness, some designated overnight stops can change, due to available rooms and other facilities and etc…….

We will follow the itinerary if its needs to be changed in case of weather, landslides, and difficulties on walks requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decide to hold full authority for Trekking Planner Treks and Expeditions.

    Upon arrival you will be picked up at the international airport in Kathmandu and transferred to the hotel by our airport representative. Later on this evening you will be picked up from your hotel for a cultural dinner. Stay overnight at the hotel.
    Included accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (welcome Dinner)

      Today you have a full day guided sightseeing tour to the Buddhist and Hindu sights in Kathmandu, probably to Durbar Square, then visit "Swyambhunath" a Holy sight of Hinduism and Buddhism also known as "the monkey temple" as a large number of holy monkeys are living in the north-west part of the temple. Next, you will be taken to "Pashupatinath a sacred Hindu temple situated on the bank of the Bagmati River. You will then be driven to "Boddhanath Stupa" one of the biggest and oldest stupas in the world. Later in the afternoon there will be a pre-trip meeting with your trekking guide in your hotel. Our office representative will brief you regarding the trek as well as provide you the opportunity to ask any questions of the upcoming trip. Second overnight in Kathmandu.
      Included accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (Breakfast )

        Today an early morning transfer to the airport for 35min short but scenic fight to the Himalayan foothills where we begin our trek into the Everest region. The views from the plane are stunning, providing dramatic sights of terraced hills and the distant Himalayan giants. After landing at Lukla airport, we walk for 3 hours to the town of Phakding with few up and downs along the Dudh Koshi River. Stay overnight at the tea house in Phakding.
        Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

          Today after breakfast, we continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River, crossing this majestic river numerous times on exciting suspension bridges decorated with prayer flags. After entering Sagamartha National Park, from Larja Dobhan the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Everest region. Stay overnight at a tea house In Namche Bazaar.
          Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

            Today is a rest and acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Namche is a colorful village with many wonderful and interesting shops and vendors, fabulous food, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. An early hike above town, before the clouds move in, reward trekkers with a spectacular Himalayan sunrise and views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, the beautiful Ama Dablam and many more. On the way down, we can visit the Sherpa Museum that houses an exhibit on traditional Sherpa lifestyle and a fabulous photography display by a local Nepalese naturalist. Stay overnight at the tea house.
            Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

              You will climb the Khumjung hill and descend to the east of the village down the broad valley leading the Dudh Koshi from where the route turns to the north. There is a chorten on the ridge top at 3973m which descends from Khumbila (5761m).You will visit Mohang, the birth place of re-incarnate Lama of Rongbuk monastery of Tibet who introduced Buddhism in Khumbu region. The trail descends in a series of steep switchbacks down a sandy slope to the Dush Koshi. Stay over night at the tea house.
              Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                You will climb steeply out of the valley through rhododendron forests. The trail passes through many Kharkas-the summer settlements used to by Sherpas while bringing herds of yaks to graze. The route passes through the settlements of Tongba (3950m), Gyele (3960m). Stay over night at the tea house.
                Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                  From Dole the trail climbs steadily along the side of the valley, rhododendron forest giving way to scrub Juniper as altitude increases you will pass through many summer settlements, used when Yaks are taken to these pastures to graze in the summer months. Ahead of us are excellent views of Cho Oyu while backing down the valley is peaks of Kantiaga and Thamsherku. This is a short day trek and we arrive at Macherma(4410m),around lunch time.
                  Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                    Beyond Machhermo the trail climbs a ridge for an excellent view both down the valley to Kantega and up towards Cho-Oyu (8,153m). Beyond the ridge the valley widens as the trail passes through Pangram at 4,390m. The route descends to the river bank before beginning the climb up to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier. It is a steep climb on the moraine. Afterwards the trail levels out as it follows the valley past a second lake, known as Longponga at 4,690m, where you can find the Lama Foot prints then finally up a boulder-strewn path to Gokyo at 4,750m, on edge of the third lake. Gokyo a small settlement but slowly growing with about 6-8 lodges at present. Gokyo with its glacial lake and the surrounding high snowcapped mountain certainly makes this place one of the gem of Khumbu region. Stay overnight at the tea house.
                    Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                      Today an early morning your guide will take you to the Gokyo Ri (5463m/17923ft) for sunrise view. From here you will have chance to full part of Mt Everest and Cho-yu and lake in the valley and biggest glacier of the named Na-Jumpa glacier. Back to hotel for breakfast and after breakfast in the afternoon you will have chance explore up to the fifth lake passing another forth lake and enjoy the view. Stay overnight at the tea house.
                      Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                        The days walk is rewarding as the top exposes the view of Everest massif in the east, Rolwaling Himal in the west with other snowy peaks towards the north. We begin with a steep climb up to the Renjo-la pass (5345m) before descending to the settlement of Lungden (4380m). There is a chance we will meet Tibetan Traders descending from the Nangpa La pass that leads through the Himalayas from Tibet with their caravans of woolly yaks laden with goods. Stay overnight in Lungpden.
                        Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                          After breakfast today as we walk through a stunning landscape following an old Tibetan trade route to the village to Thame, the birthplace of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, the first man to summit Mt Everest along with Sir Hillary. In the afternoon explore around the Thame village and Monastery. Stay overnight in Thame.
                          Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                            Our trail today first descends to the river before hiking on the gradual and beautiful trail towards the village of Namche Bazaar where we stop for lunch. After lunch we descend even further to Monjo for overnight.
                            Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                              Re-track our steps along the east bank of the Dudh Kosi, we make our final ascent down to Lukla, arriving sometime in the afternoon, after ample time to relax and enjoy the feeling of a job well done. Stay overnight in Lukla.
                              Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                                Walking the short distance to the airport this morning catch the early flight back to Kathmandu as possible (if the weather permitting). On arrival you will transfer to hotel, the rest of the day has been left free to relax and shopping. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
                                Included accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (Breakfast )

                                  Today according to flight time transfers to the airport for your departure flight or join another activity with us.
                                  Included standard meals (Breakfast ) and Tea/Coffee

                                  Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.

                                  Trip Map
                                  Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trekking: 16 Days Map
                                  Inclusions
                                  What's Included
                                  • All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle.
                                  • Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant.
                                  • 03-night twin/double shearing accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu.
                                  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with private vehicles (entrance fees).
                                  • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax.
                                  • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card).
                                  • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English-speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport, and insurance.
                                  • 1 porter for 2 guests with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation, and equipment.
                                  • We provide assistance to guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport, and insurance walking with the group to support him where necessary as per the group size.
                                  • Twin sharing best available lodge accommodation in the mountain during the trekking.
                                  • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
                                  • First aid kit box.
                                  • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
                                  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
                                  • Oximeter to check your pulse oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during trekking(Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.
                                  • All applicable government and local taxes are as per the itinerary.
                                  • The sharing bus ride from Kathmandu to Ramechhap for the Lukla flight is included both ways.
                                  • Fresh fruits after dinner every night as dessert during the trek.
                                  • Cookies and biscuits during the trek for cookie time after reaching the tea house.
                                  What's Excluded
                                  •  Your Nepal Visa fees.
                                  •  All the International airfare from and to Kathmandu.
                                  •  Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
                                  •  All the entrance fees to visit monuments in Kathmandu.
                                  •  Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation.
                                  •  In case of extra nights accommodation, lunch and dinner in the city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of the itinerary.
                                  •  Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottled water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc).
                                  •  The Tips to the trekking crews and drive.
                                  •  Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather conditions or any event out of our control.
                                  • Taking a private jeep towards Ramechhap will cost extra, but it will be worth it.
                                  Departure Dates

                                  Important Note

                                  •  Trip departures are available every day of the year.
                                  •  This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip per your needs, Please contact us.
                                  •  This trip is available on both Fixed Departure and Private Group Basis.
                                  •  This trip can be booked privately if you’re traveling solo or with your family.
                                  •  Have a big group? We can accommodate all of your needs.
                                  •  We can help you make it fit your budget.
                                  •  We accept instant bookings and online payment

                                  If the given date is not appropriate for you, Please CONTACT US(Call/email now for a private trip, [email protected], Mobile +977 9851071767 (24 hrs) - WhatsApp and Viber)so that Trekking Planner can happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.

                                  Trekking Planner Nepal also organizes various trips in small groups that can suit you. We recommend you reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away for a wonderful experience with us. Hurry up! Adventure is waiting for you.

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                                  Departure DateDeparture DateApr 24, 2024 May 09, 2024Trip StatusTrip StatusAvailablePriceStarting fromUS$1460
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                                  If you want to customize the trip or custom hand-picked facilities instead of the whole package, we also have those services, for example.

                                  • Customized tailored itineraries for our client’s Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trekking needs.
                                  • Guide and porters-only service for Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trekking-16 Days.
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                                  • Flight tickets for Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
                                  • Flight service from Ramechhap to Lukla and Lukla to Ramechhap.
                                  • Private and sharing basis vehicle service from Kathmandu to Ramechhap and Ramechhap to Kathmandu.
                                  • Hotel facilities of 4-star or 5-star categories or normally affordable hostels as well as per the needs of our clients.
                                  • Comfortable accommodations in lodges with electric blankets and private attached bathrooms.
                                  • Helicopter return to Kathmandu or Lukla per the needs of our clients.

                                  Note that from April 1st, 2024, the flights will take place from Ramechhap, which is around 3/4 hours of drive, depending on whether you are taking a private vehicle or want to join a group to share the cost of a coaster or a bus.

                                  Driving to Ramechhap for Lukla Flight, don’t forget these things.

                                  • If you take a private vehicle, you can reach around a 3-hour drive from Kathmandu to Ramechhap, and the car will pick you up at the hotel or the place you choose.
                                  • If you’re taking a shared bus or coaster towards Ramechhap, then you have to go from your place towards the bus, and the bus will have other trekkers joining as well, As soon as everyone arrives, the bus or coaster will then move towards Ramechhap airport.

                                  Everest Base Camp Trekking Tips for Females.

                                  • Ladies and women need to keep track of their periods.
                                  • After tracking the periods, always keep two packs of sanitary pads with you.
                                  • In the mountains, during the cold, you can feel cramps, and bleeding can be a little more than normal, so feel free to let the guide know about the situation and consume painkillers in case of cramps.

                                  Equipment and Gear List

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                                  • Four-season (-20 degree) sleeping bag (We provide rental sleeping bags available for an additional USD 35)
                                  • Puffy down jacket (We provide rental jackets for an additional USD 35)
                                  • Daypack (25-30 liters recommended) with rain cover

                                  HeadUpper Body

                                  • Sun hat or cap (We'll provide you with a trekking cap.)
                                  • warm woolen hat
                                  • Scarf/Neck Buff (highly recommended to get saved from wind and cold)
                                  • Headlamp or mobile torch light for nighttime
                                  • Polarized sunglasses

                                  TorsoTorso

                                  • Technical fabric base layer thermals are light for warmer months, heavy for colder months
                                  • Technical fabric t-shirts and sleeve sweaters or high-necks
                                  • Waterproof rain jacket
                                  • windproof jacket for the walk as it gets windy
                                  • Fleece jacket or down jacket

                                  PantLower Body

                                  • thermals inner
                                  • Hiking pants at least 3
                                  • Comfortable pants for teahouses
                                  • Waterproof, windproof shell
                                  • Hiking shorts

                                  GlovesHands

                                  • Woolen gloves for the tea house
                                  • Hard-shell windproof outer gloves for the walk

                                  FeetFeet

                                  • Marino Wool or comfortable, warm socks
                                  • Hiking socks
                                  • Liner socks
                                  • Trekking/hiking boots (waterproof recommended)
                                  • Crampons (For passes)
                                  • Casual shoes or sandals that are comfortable for the time in the tea house
                                  • Gaiters (lightweight for rain and snow)

                                  UndergarmentsUndergarments and inner wears

                                  • Technical fabric/quick drying (can be washed during the trek)
                                  • Sports bras (women)
                                  • sleeping clothes as per the comfortability

                                  MedicineFirst Aid Kits and Medications

                                  • Sunscreen SPF- 50+
                                  • Lip balm or Vaseline
                                  • ointment cream
                                  • Cough Syrup and strepsils (recommended for Khumbu Cough)
                                  • Creams and medicines (for any allergies or diseases)

                                  (Note: Our guides carry medications, oxygen cans, and first aid kits during the trip. However, personal kits and medications are recommended.)

                                  Other essentialsOther Essentials

                                  • Passport
                                  • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
                                  • Reusable water bottle
                                  • Toilet paper, small soap, and shampoo
                                  • Water purification tablets or UV water purifier (if you plan to treat water)
                                  • water bladder for the day bag
                                  • small towel for personal use
                                  • Pillowcase in case of allergies to new pillows
                                  • High-protein snacks (such as mountain bars or nuts)
                                  • Waterproof/dry bags for carrying essential documents, stuff, frequently used items, and money
                                  • Power bank or extra batteries
                                  • Cameras and mobile phone
                                  • Cards/book
                                  • Pee bottle/ pee funnel for women
                                  • Trekking poles
                                  • Whistle in case your voice is not loud enough to stop or start
                                  • Thermos for hot water during the nighttime
                                  • We give you a free duffel bag, trekking cap, maps, and t-shirt during your pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The duffel bag will be used to pack your trekking supplies.
                                  • For every two participants, we assign one porter. The porter will carry the duffel bag, which should weigh around 10 kg/22 lbs., throughout the walk.
                                  • Daypack bag for daily used stuff like cash, documents, papers, a water bottle or bladder, a camera, toiletries, sunscreen, a notebook, clothing, etc. (with a waterproof cover).
                                  • You can store your luggage (on-trekking items) at the hotel in Kathmandu, and we can assist and help.
                                  • Total luggage for the Kathmandu-Lukla flight is (15 kg/33 lbs.), including duffel (10 Kg/22 lbs.) and backpack (5 kg/11 lbs.)
                                  • A down jacket with a hood(cap) to be warm in altitudes above 3,000m.
                                  • We can provide a down jacket for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, you need to pay back the cost of USD 200 per item.
                                  • We can provide a sleeping bag for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, USD 200 per item must be paid.

                                  Note: Supplies and gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu. Once you are in Nepal, you can buy supplies and gear for hiking if you have spare time. Trekking Planner Nepal representatives will assist you in purchasing the equipment. Thamel a tourist hub, offers a wide range of trekking equipment at affordable prices. Don't wear short clothes inside the monasteries and religious places.

                                  FAQs
                                  • The places where we will be staying in the mountains will have a variety of menus and themes to select from, and even we don't recommend items with meat during the trek.

                                  • Well, it depends on what type of imported stuff you are carrying. Still, trekking planners in Nepal suggest only carrying the important and frequently used stuff in bags and passports. Money chocolates, water bottles

                                  • The limitation on the weight is for the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back to Kathmandu, which is 10kg (22 lbs), and another hand carry of 5kg (11 lbs).
                                    In the case of a single guest, porters carry about 20–24 kilograms of weight.

                                    Porters carry a weight of about 15 - 20 kilograms per person. Two people share a single porter.

                                  • It would be best to keep all that stuff in your day bags, as porters carry the bags in the morning and will walk at their own pace until they drop the baggage in the tea houses and lodges.

                                  • You can leave your luggage at the hotel during the trek, which Trekking Planner Nepal will take care of.

                                  • A Trekking Planner Nepal representative will pick up the guest at the airport with a board of Trekking Planner Nepal and the name of the client mentioned on the board.

                                  • On-arrival visa is available in Nepal. Instead of staying at the airport, you can scan the QR code and fill it out online.

                                  • Trekking Planner Nepal provides 3-star category hotels in Kathmandu, which are included in almost all of our packages, and the service can be upgraded to 4-star or 5-star level at an additional cost.

                                  • Our trekking packages for Everest include a stay in Kathmandu at a 3-star hotel. However, they are available at an additional cost if you wish for extra nights in Kathmandu.

                                  • Rooms are typically shared with two trekkers per room. Bathrooms are on a sharia basis, and in the Everest region, they usually have running cold water and Western-style toilets.

                                  • Yes, we arrange separate rooms for the trip, which comes at an additional cost.

                                  • Everest Region has various menus and items, like omelets, toast, boiled eggs, noodle soup, fried rice, spaghetti, Momo, vegetarian curries, pizza, steaks, or chowmein. Nepali Dal Bhat is always fresh and contains rice, lentil soups, and a variety of vegetables.

                                     

                                  • Trekking Planner Nepal provides duffel bags for the porters, who can store about twenty kilograms of porters.

                                  • Charging is available at all the lodges and tea houses for an additional cost.

                                  • We need two-pin adapters or external power sockets with two pins; usually, three pins are unavailable in the mountains.

                                  • Internet facilities are available for an extra charge of Nepali 500–650 rupees. Trekking Planner Nepal provides free SIM cards to all their clients, for which the activation and data package charges you select must be paid, which will cost around 10 dollars.

                                  • Most of the tea houses have Western-style flush toilets and cold running water.

                                  • You can use public bathrooms most of the time, but if it's urgent, you can go off the trail and find some privacy.

                                  • The lower-elevation tea houses have hot showers (generally gas). In contrast, the higher-elevation tea houses typically provide bucket showers for hot water. Tea houses generally charge an extra $3 to $8 for a hot shower, which can be well worth it after a long day on the trail.

                                  • Having minor symptoms of altitude sickness, such as a headache, is quite common, and you can continue trekking. However, you shouldn't continue trekking to a higher elevation if you develop additional symptoms. We often arrange to have you walk down to a lower height and wait several days for the symptoms to resolve before continuing with the next group.

                                  • Temperatures vary quite a bit in the Everest Region, depending on the season. Temperatures in Lukla at the start of the trek are quite warm from March to May and from September to November, and trekkers often wear t-shirts and shorts. Everest Base Camp is cold year-round; even during the warmer months, you can expect lows at night below freezing. During the winter, it can reach -15C or colder at night, and it's important to have warm clothes and a good sleeping bag.

                                  • Where will the flights go from Kathmandu or Ramechhape to reach Lukla?

                                    Most Lukla flights have been diverted to Ramechhap from Kathmandu due to air traffic issues at Kathmandu Airport. Ramechhap is a small airport about a 5-hour drive from Kathmandu. The shared bus ride to Ramechhap is included in our trekking package.

                                    Note that in the case of taking the private vehicle to Ramechhap, the cost comes extra.

                                  • Extra days in Kathmandu can be used for cooking classes, taking small hikes before the trek, even going towards safari after the trek, or visiting Pokhara. There are many options to select and add to our website. We are open to customizing the itinerary by adding things up according to the needs of our trekker's clients and travelers.

                                  • There is no age limit, but it is better not to bring children under 5 years and seniors over 75 years for the regular trek; instead, small treks and helicopter tours can be conducted for them.

                                  • Renjo La Trek is best from September to November or March, April, and May.

                                  • Trekking Planner Nepal will purchase all the permits needed to complete the Gokyo and Renjo La Treks. The permits required are the Sagarmatha National Park Permit and the local Khumbu Municipality Permit.

                                  • Trekking in the Everest Region requires at least 5-7 hours of daily walking.

                                  • Trekking planner Nepal will arrange clean, serene mountain rooms with good and fresh food facilities. Also, you must pay extra to use Internet Facilities, hot showers, bar and beverage bills, and things outside the inclusions.

                                  • The chances of altitude sickness are very high in the Everest Region, so remember and obey the guide, try to acclimatize properly during the trek, and walk slowly behind the guide.

                                  • Yes, a permit is required for the Gokyo Renjo La Pass trek, which Trekking Planner Nepal officials will arrange for trekkers.

                                  • We provide gear and equipment like down jackets, shirts, duffel bags, sleeping bags, and trekking poles for the trek.

                                  • We have an experienced team of guides on the mountain and great ground staff in Kathmandu to ensure you are well taken care of from the moment you arrive. We are available 24/7, and our support team rotates through Nepal on a seasonal basis, so you can be sure you are getting knowledgeable, first-hand advice.

                                    All of our guides work for us full-time and have, on average, 8+ years of experience trekking in the Himalayas.

                                  • Yes, trekking on Everest requires someone who can care for you, so having a guide is better.

                                    Our guides work for us full-time and have completed many treks successfully, earning our trust and that of our guests. Our clients will repeatedly remark on how great the trip was because our guide helped make it unforgettable.

                                    You can visit our team to see the list of our guides, climbers, and sherpas.

                                  • All of our guides speak excellent English. They have many years of experience working with guests from around the world and are very good at connecting with people.

                                  • The Gokyo-Renjo la trek is difficult as it requires crossing the Renjo-La pass.

                                  • Having previous trekking experience makes things easier and more comfortable, as you are already used to the altitude and basic facilities available in the mountains.

                                  • Trekking planner Nepal never recommends using ATM cards in the mountains. However, there are better options if taking cash or lending money from the guide would be advisable.

                                  • Our trekking packages are all-inclusive from the moment you arrive in Nepal. Extra expenses include your Nepal Visa, showers, mineral water bottles, Internet facilities, snacks, and charging electrical devices at tea houses. We also suggest you have extra funds available in cash or on a credit card if your flight to Lukla is canceled and you decide to charter a helicopter.

                                  • Trekkers and travelers can contact Trekking Planner Nepal anytime for extra nights in Kathmandu. We will find a hotel that suits your interests, and we can increase the additional night accommodation per the request efficiently. There is no problem with accommodation in Kathmandu.

                                  • Trekking in the Everest region is considered more difficult when compared to a normal trekking trail. When it's Everest Base Camp, you can imagine the cold weather, the freezing nights, the long 5–6 hours of walking per day for a standard itinerary, the depletion of oxygen with the increase in altitude, and the basic facilities in the mountains, so it's mentally and physically challenging and really difficult.

                                  • Never rush or go fast on the trek; your guide will set the pace, and you must walk according to that. As guides are experienced by seeing the tone you walk, they will adjust the pace and even ask you to wake up early to reach the spot in time.

                                  • Regarding physical conditioning before the trek, doing cardio-related workouts like running and distance walking is best. It's ideal if you take the time to go on a few weekend hikes around your area. Our website has a training guide for Everest Base Camp that may have the information you're looking for. Training for Everest Base Camp

                                  • Once you have paid the deposit, the next step is to send us a picture of your passport along with your arrival flight details so we can send our representative to receive you at the airport. We can only book your Lukla flight or get your trekking permit once we have a photo or scan of your passport, so please send this to us as soon as possible.

                                  • Travel insurance is mandatory; obtaining it for your trekking days is your responsibility. Please email us your proof of insurance before going on the trek.
                                    Trekking planner Nepal recommends world nomads for travel insurance.

                                  • Trekking Planner Nepal provides sleeping bags and down jackets for all the clients, which can be returned after the trek.

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                                    Jiri - EBC-Cho La-Gokyo Valley-Renyo La-Lukla

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                                    Jiri - EBC-Cho La-Gokyo Valley-Renyo La-Lukla

                                    Words cannot express my joy in trekking and my gratitude to Dipak and his team.

                                    A great professional organization, Dipak is helpful with everything from purchasing equipment to testing for covid. Dipak is a wizard who guesses customers' whims before we think about them.

                                    Many thanks to Dhirendra Karki who was my guide. A great guide and a good man. Thanks gentlemen If the Himalayas, then only Trekking Planer :-)

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                                    AmigukiPoland,Apr 10, 2022
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                                    Thank you for a wonderful trip to the Himalaya!

                                    I just got back from my 16 day package with Trekking Planner, doing a trek to Gokyo Valley and Renjo La Pass. Dipak and his team did everything to make this a great and super special trip for me, for which I am very thankful. The hotel and sightseeing tour in Kathmandu were very nice and a good start into my vacation. Despite general difficulties with the flights to Lukla, Trekking Planner managed to get me on a helicopter flight for a reasonable price so I could start my trek in time. My guide Suraj was wonderful - fun, knowledgable, and very responsible - and made my experience most memorable. He also paid a lot of attention to my wellbeing in the altitude and the agenda was well balanced so that we would not ascend too quickly. Thus, I felt great throughout the whole trek and enjoyed it very much. Thank you Trekking Planner, I will be back!

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