About Trip

Have you ever wondered that you will reach the fairyland resembling blue turquoise lake after crossing daunting high altitude pass? If yes then you are absolutely right that Khumbu region of Nepal contains the adventurous yet stupendous trekking route for such endeavor. Renjo La Pass Gokyo Trekking is completely different route which is less preferred by most of the Everest region trekkers but has outstanding Himalayan splendors. Sublime Trails always wishes to surpass guest’s expectations which are the major reason behind knitting together this differing route of Everest region trekking in Nepal. Witness majestic Ramsar site listed Himalayan lakes, panoramic Mountain Vistas and high altitude Himalayan walking trail in one single trip of Nepal.

There is no difference between Renjo La Pass Gokyo Trekking and other regular Everest region trekking routes like Everest Base Camp Trek until trekkers reach Namche Bazaar. Trekkers of this journey will also take scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. They walk the trail along the banks of Dudhkoshi River all the way to Sherpa heartland Namche Bazaar. The usual acclimatization hiking of Everest View Hotel or vicinity of Namche endows panorama of mountains like Thamserku, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Tabuche, Amadablam etc. From this place trekkers take the route heading left of Namche Bazaar. The first stop is at Thame which is among biggest Sherpa Village of Khumbu region as well. The trip further moves to more rugged and rocky landscape ahead of Lungden before ascending the Renjo La Pass (5360 m). From top of Renjo La Pass one can enjoy majestic fairyland hamlet of Gokyo Valley, Everest, Kwangde, Choyou, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Pumori, Cholatse, Tabuche and many others. It is believed that trekkers can savor best view of Mountains from Renjo La top than from Gokyo Ri (5365 m) or Kalapathar (5545 m). Once you are in Gokyo enjoy blue fresh water and tranquil hamlet of Sherpa people operated teahouses/lodges. The trip from Gokyo can be extended to Everest Base Camp via Chola Pass as well. If you wish to return then the journey from Machhermo and Dole eventually takes you to Namche. The trip further descends to Lukla for flight to Kathmandu.

Book the Renjo La Pass Gokyo Trekking in Nepal with superlative team of Sublime Trails. Academically sound and practically energetic bunch of trekking crew members at Sublime Trails would definitely ignite passion of traveling. Behold daunting high altitude pass and fairy resembling Gokyo Valley during your majestic Everest region trekking adventure in Nepal. 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport (1345meters)
  • Day 02: Flight to Lukla (2804meters) then a few hours treks to Phakding (2610meters)
  • Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazar (3441meters) which is 6 hours approximately
  • Day 04: Taking rest at Namche Bazar for acclimatization
  • Day 05: Trek to Dole
  • Day 06: Trek to Gokyo Lake
  • Day 07: Early Morning Hike of Gokyo Ri, Trek to Fifth Lake
  • Day 08: Trek to Lungden
  • Day 09: Trek to Thame
  • Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 11: After some good rest, we trek to Lukla airport (2804meters) 6 hours.
  • Day 12: We are now quite to the end of our trail as we head back to Kathmandu with the morning flight and travelers gets to enjoy farewell dinner in the evening
  • Day 13: Guides you for your final flight departure home or may be your next destination.
Detail Itinerary

What’s Included

  • All the airport pick up and drove.
  • Kathmandu hotel for 2 nights around 3 star category.
  • Lodge accommodation, Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trekking in Himalaya.
  • Flight fare from Kathmandu to Lukla and return to Kathmandu.
  • Well experienced guide, assistance guide and porter for the trekking.
  • National park entrance fees, Times card fee.
  • Necessary Paper work with government of Nepal and Tax department.
  • All the Necessary insurance for the sublime crews.
  • All the Necessary Bus, car and jeep Service for the trip.
  • Sublime First Aid kit carried by our Guide
  • Down jacket, Sleeping bag which should be refund to the company after trip completion or See: best sleeping bag for Everest base camp trek
  • Salary, foods and accommodation for sublime crews.
  • Emergency evacuation assistance service but the Helicopter or necessary transport and Hospital cost should     be paid by clients them shelf or insurance company.

What’s Excluded

  • Any meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Monuments entrance fees
  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects. We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, bottle or boiled water, hot shower etc.)
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks and Drinking water during the trip.
  • All the chocolate and dessert items and sweet items.
  • Your Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Tipping for the sublime crews.

1. Is there any chance of the flight delay in Kathmandu and Lukla?

The primary mode of transport to and from the airstrip at Lukla is twin otter. This service is fairly dependable. Sometimes due to the adverse weather conditions like heavy rain, strong wind, or thick fog may lead to flight delay and even cancellations.
Since the topography of Nepal is difficult so it’s better not to take off the flight in those adverse weather conditions. Autumn is the most preferred trekking season in Nepal. During this time of the year, the weather is dry, clear and stable. So, this time of the year there is very a rare chance of flight delay and cancellations.

2. What kind of hotel and accommodation can I find during the trek?

During the trekking period, you’ll be accommodated at the best luxury tea houses which provides the finest services. Along the trail, most of the tea houses provide single and double rooms. The rooms are well furnished and include beds, pillows, and blankets.But as you gain the altitude the tea house will be quite basic. You may have to share the common toilet and bathroom.

3. How about the transport for the trek?

Depending on the nature of travel destinations to and from varies from domestic flights to the bus, jeep, van and even mules and yaks. During the tour, only that mode of transportations is provided which helps to enhance your local experience. Also, your comfortability and safety is our major concern while travelling with us.

4. What about electricity and battery charges during the trek?

Almost all tea houses in Everest region has electricity or solar power available. Normally we use the voltage 220-240 volts to power the appliances. You're recommended to bring two points power plug. In Everest region charging your electronic devices might cost US$ 2-3 per hour. It may cost one-two dollar more in peak season while tea houses are full.

5. How much can porter carry?

25kg one porter between two members.
Our one porter can carry up to 25kg while you trek to the Everest region. Your other personal items will be stored safely at our hotel. All you need to carry is a daypack with most necessary stuff for the day on the trek.

6. What type of meals and drinks will be served during the trek?

You’ll be served high-quality meals that are perfect for a day of trekking. Almost all of the tea houses along the trail catered similar food menu. The menu usually includes toast, boiled eggs, potatoes, noodles, pasta, and rice.

If you’re a vegetarian, no problem! We’re able to cater to your needs. Most tea houses also served tea and coffee. Please keep in mind that you should avoid alcohol while trekking at high altitudes.

7. What is tea house and camping trek?

Teahouse trek is the most popular mode of trekking in Nepal. In tea house trekking, normally trekkers stay at the local lodges and have foods and comfortable beds at the same place.

Most of the tea house served Nepalese, continental, and western meals and good accommodation with attached bathroom and with hot and cold showers. One of the major benefits of this trek is you can hike at your own pace. Also, you’ll get a chance to meet and experience the real life of the mountain people.

Camping trek is the classic style of trekking especially conducted in the remote regions of Nepal. This trek is fully supported by team members with supplies of all necessary logistics.

During this trek, trekking cook will make delicious, fresh, hygienic meals every day. It is the best way to take the experience of real trekking by spending the nights in tents.

8. How I spend my whole day during the trek?

Trekking days are designed in a way that you can fully enjoy your walk. Normally, the day begins early in the morning at around 6:30 am with a hot and fresh breakfast. After breakfast, you’ll pack your daypack and head towards the trail. After 3-4 hours hike, you’ll stop for lunch around midday. Normally, after taking the lunch break, you’ll have shorter afternoon trek and reach your final destination of the day. The rest of the day is free for exploring the place and relaxing. Dinner is normally served around 7:00 pm.

9. How long do I spend each day on the trek?

Be ready and make sure you pack your comfortable hiking boots. As it is estimated you’ll be walking six to seven hour each day.

10. What is altitude sickness and how can I prevent?

Altitude sickness is caused by insufficient oxygen in the blood and causes dizziness, nausea, and shortness of breath. Normally, it occurs for many people at the height starting at 8,000 feet (2,500 meters) above the sea level.

Everyone is susceptible to experience the altitude sickness. It doesn’t matter your age, gender or weight. Even it can affect the fittest and healthiest traveller.

So, you must know your own limitations and always consult your physician.

To prevent from altitude sickness you can follow these simple tips;

You need to drink lots of water and stay hydrated. You should be drinking at least 6-8 glasses of water.

Participate in mild activities your first few days of the trek. Walk slowly and take it easy. Don’t overdo it and listen to your body.

Avoid alcoholic beverages and meat.

Before you go you must consult your physician. Your physician may advise and prescribe you an altitude sickness tablet.

11. What about Travel Insurance?

While trekking in Nepal it is compulsory to obtain travel insurance. In Everest region, most of the trekkers face the problem of high altitude sickness and diarrhoea.So, in the case of severe, then it’ll require immediate evacuation to proper medical facilities. Make sure that your insurance also covers emergency medical treatment and emergency evacuations too.

It is strongly recommended to include cancellation, loss of baggage, and other expenses that might arise as a result of the loss, damage, injury, delay, or inconvenience occurring to the client.

12. Do I need to respect local culture and how?

Yes, you need to respect the local culture as travelling is not a right it is a privilege. If you travel, you need to respect the country you're visiting. This will make others happy and you'll also have a more enjoyable time.

Also, when you fit with the local culture, then you'll be treated much nicer. Along with these positives, you'll also actually enjoy feeling a part of the area you're visiting.

Thus, participating and respecting local culture should be a part of your travelling.

13. What kind of sleeping bag and down jacket do I need to bring? -15 minimum

It can get chilly due to the altitude. During the autumn season, the temperature can drop below zero at night.

The precise temperature rating of sleeping bag will depend on the time of the year you're trekking at. But to be on the safe side, you need to bring down sleeping bag rated to -15 degree Celsius. As this will handle everything the mountain can throw at you winter.

14. Do they have the heater in the lodge during the trek?

Most of the tea houses of Everest region has a communal area or a dining room where everyone gathers to eat. Usually, this room will have a stove/fire to provide you with some warmth.

15. What about drinking water and do I need to bring purification tablet?

Bottled water can be purchased throughout the trail. However, we discourage trekkers from purchasing the bottles as it increases the amount of waste. Instead, we strongly recommend bringing a refillable water bottle, as boiled water will be provided with every meal.

16. Why should I book a trip with Sublime trails?

Trekking through Everest region can be a special memory in your life that should only result in pleasant experience all the way through.

Being a number one travel agent in Nepal, we promise you to create these special memories. We’ll take all the worry off of you and let you focus solely on the exciting events to come.

The extra hidden costs are a bad surprise and also they put an over budget for the trip. Thus, we don’t charge any extra costs if there is any we’ll clear you at first.

17. Will I enjoy this trip with Sublime trails?

Treks to Everest regions should be at the top of your list of must-do vacations. You'll definitely enjoy this trip with us as at the end you'll have some jaw-dropping view of Everest region.

Porters and guides will be along for the trek and will help make sure you have the trek of a lifetime. Also, our team members enjoy the best adventure possible and afford plenty of time to bond before and after the trek.

Throughout the trail, your backpacks are carried by porters. Food is either provided or cooked for you. All of this support makes it easy to enjoy what you came here to do i.e the hike, explore, take photograph and experience the best of the Everest region.

18. Are your all guides are trained and licensed?

Before trekking, you need to make sure to get the right guide for your journey. As you'll be spending a lot of days or weeks with them and potentially paying them a lot of money.

But you don't have to worry as our all guide are well trained and licensed by Nepal Government. Our all professional guide has a full knowledge of geography, flora and fauna, local cultures, and altitude sickness. All our guides are very friendly, honest, hardworking, and helpful.

Throughout the trial, they'll provide you good knowledge about the local culture. They will look at every aspect of your trips such as arranging the rooms, flights, meals or even gear.

19.What kind of the physical fitness do I require to do this trek?

Almost anyone with a moderate level of fitness can complete the Everest region trek. There is no any specific required level of fitness for this region. So, age is also no barrier. If you're the passionate one who really wants to go there, then you'll be there at any fitness level.

However, a basic level of fitness is needed. After all the trails contain up and down and you've to walk for several hours a day. Sometimes many fit people crawled there but really overweight people successfully completed the trek.

Yes, you need a basic fitness level for Everest region trek, but you don't need to be a pro-level athlete's fitness. Before trekking, you can do any form of fun exercise that you enjoy. It can be climbing, hiking, dancing, or canoeing. If you're not in shape, then you can do aerobic training such as running, swimming, and speed walking.

So, be moderately fit and enjoy every moment of your trek. Walk at your own pace, drink enough water, and do proper acclimatization, then you'll successfully complete this extraordinary trek.

20. Do Sublime trails have a physical office at Kathmandu?

Yes, our main office is located at 29- Thamel, Kathmandu Nepal.

21. Do your guide speak English?

Yes, our professional guide has fluency in the English language. They can well communicate not only in English language but also speak another language. But if there is any requirement of special language you’ve to inform in advance. Then on your demand, we’ll prepare specific language guide.

Note:

Hotel and Accommodation on This Trek:

We provide hotels according to your request and travel plan in Kathmandu. There are numerous choices of hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to luxury five stars. Our Everest Trek standard package includes 3 stars or similar hotel’s accommodation in Kathmandu. The accommodation in Trekking trail is teahouse or lodges.

Transports used on This Trek:

We provide private vehicles (car/bus/jeep) for airport transfers and for sightseeing in Kathmandu. Another transportation we will use is flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and vice versa..

Electricity and battery charges on trek:

During Everest Trekking there is no problem with the electricity. You can recharge your electric appliances like camera and mobile phones which you have to pay some amount. It depends upon teahouses and some lodges they don’t charge for electricity or battery. It is advised to take spare batteries and power bank as well.

Meals and drinks on This Trek:

During trekking you will be given meals as described in itinerary. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided. Normal water is free but we request you to carry water purification pills. You can buy bottled water and boiled water in various teahouses or lodges as well.

Luggage/Bag pack on This Trek:

Your luggage will be carried by porters and you can simply carry your back pack. In it you can keep water bottles, camera, jackets, medicines, cream etc. Small trek bag is best for such high altitude trekking. You can deposit your valuables or unnecessary luggage in Kathmandu as well. Domestic carrier allow 15 kg including hand bag and if found overweight then you will have to pay extras.

Guide/Porter on trek:

Trained and government license holder trekking guide will be provided who will handle all the logistics and arrangement of trekking trip. Porter will carry bags of two trekkers and if the group is more than 10 persons then Sherpa or additional guide will be provided.

Group Size, guide and crew member:

Sublime Trails organizes Everest trekking starting from 1 up to 30 pax at once. However, every 10 persons you will be provided a guide. You all will stay in one teahouse but the crew members might be different. 1:10 for guide and 1:2 for porter is used.

Join a fixed date group trek or private departure:

We have Everest Trekking package available for both fixed departures date as well as private trekking. If you wish to join the group in our fixed departures then check the dates stated in our website or email us for the dates. You can choose any date for your trekking and we can arrange for momentous trekking in Everest region.

Personal expenses on trek:

Personal expenses are at your own hand. Normally Kathmandu is cheaper in comparison to trekking regions. You can buy alcohols, daily goods and meals in Kathmandu. There are many shops, eateries and bars where you can choose and spend some money. If you drink alcohol and wants to do hot shower bath in trekking trails then it would be costly. About 10-15% of your trip cost should be allocated for crew members’ tips. In an average you can enjoy the stay in Nepal at just about 15-25 $ per day luxuriously.

A typical day on trek:

Morning: Packing of bags and Breakfast

After 4 hours of walking we stop for Lunch

Short Afternoon walk takes us to destination for afternoon tea

Explore around the place

Dinner

Our meeting in Kathmandu:

Once your trip is confirmed you will have to email us your flight details. Our airport representatives will be at airport with the placard “Sublime Trails” or your own name.

Itinerary and changes on it:

Once the trip plans are confirmed you can’t change the plans. However, you can request for any changes like you want to take trekking only instead of Kathmandu plus Trekking. We are very flexible trekking agency and also we are highly customer oriented. We will be happy to customize your trip.

Trekking guide will analyze the situation during the trekking. Trekkers are requested to heed the instructions of guide. Analyzing the conditions of trail and weather as well as availability of accommodation guides might suggest alternative plans or programs. we have 16day itinerary for the Everest Trekking that includes your arrival and

Insurance/Rescue/Evacuation:

In case of accidents, sickness and casualty we will transfer you immediately to nearest health facilities. It is highly recommended that you come for trekking in Nepal with genuine travel insurance which covers your helicopter rescue as well.

Trip Extensions:

If you would like to add more days or extend the trip after trekking then we can arrange for your trip of places inside Nepal as well as beyond (Tibet and Bhutan).

Booking and payment:

20% advance payment is required in order to guarantee your booking. The advance payment is non refundable. You should send us passport copy and flight details. You can pay to us through bank transfer, credit card or any modes of payment suitable for you you then we will forward the detail for payment.

Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla:

Flight is the only option for transportation to Lukla. In case of flight delay due to weather conditions flights might be cancelled. We have kept one spare day in our itinerary as well considering the unpredictable nature of Lukla weather. If the flight is delayed for two days then helicopter charter will be used. You will have to pay for this extra service to our office directly either by card or cash. The average amount extras depend upon the number of pax ranging from 500 $ to 3500 $