Gokyo EBC Trek with Cho La & Renjo La Pass - 20 days

Ascend to Gokyo Ri/Peak (5,483m) cross 2 Passes Renjo La (5,360m) & Cho La (5,368m) reach up to EBC & Kala Patthar

Trip Facts

Max-Altitude 5,545m/18,187ft at Kalapatthar Transportation Private Vehicle & Flight
Grade Adventurous Accommodation Hotel/Resort at Kathmandu and Tea Houses During Trekking
Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu, Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner During Trekking Best Season Spring (March, April, May) & Autumn (September, October & November)
Communication Satellite Phone/ Internet Access in some places Group Size Minimum 02 for private trip/ any size for group joining

Trip Highlights:

  • Cross two popular high passes of Everest region; Renjo La at 5,360 meters and Cho La at 5,368 meters.
  • Explore the valley of Lakes Gokyo and ascend to Gokyo Peak/Ri at 5,483 meters to have 360 degree panorama of 4 highest mountains above 8,000 meters.
  • Reach up to Everest Base Camp at 5,380 meters Kala Patthar at 5,545 meters.
  • Explore rich Buddhist culture and charming Sherpa villages with their unique way of living.

Trip Introduction: 

Amazing Gokyo Valley to Everest Base Camp (EBC) via crossing of two major adventurous passes Renjo La Pass at 5,435 meters & Cho La Pass at 5,420 meters is slightly similar with Everest Base Camp & Kalapatther Trek or Gokyo to EBC Trek via Chola Pass Trek but it includes extra adventure feature with carefully tailor-made itinerary including another high pass in Everest region – Renjo La Pass.

Highlights of this Gokyo EBC Trek with Cho La & Renjo La Pass includes scenery of major 4 highest mountains in this earth (Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu & Cho Oyu) and many more snow-capped peaks, 360 degree view from one of the most beautiful view point at Gokyo Ri, beautiful cultural villages with honest and hospitable locals, crystal Gokyo Lake, remote and mysterious valleys and landscapes.

Officially regulated day to day itinerary of 19 days Gokyo EBC Trek with Cho La & Renjo La Pass package trip with Adventure Mountain Nepal Trekking and Climbing Pvt. Ltd begins after spending a day in capital city Kathmandu with a day guided sightseeing tour around world heritage sites of UNESCO. Then we make a short picturesque flight to Tenzing–Hillary Airport at Lukla which is an entrance of Khumbu & Everest. From Lukla, we start our walking journey through gentle ascends followed by few descends, crossing the bank of Dudh Koshi River, cross many mani walls, stone carvings and dense forests of Pine all the way to Phakding and Namche Bazaar. The Namche Bazaar is also known as a kingdom of Sherpas. Namche Bazaar is a perfect place to spend another night by making a day hike to Syangboche view point at 3,780m/12,398ft.

While continuing our trail which splits out from the main trail of EBC, towards Thame and Lungden with an excellent views of Thamserku, Kantenga, Amadablam, Cho Oyu and other peaks, passing through rhododendron & birch forests, scrub juniper & small bushes, grazing flat lands etc. Again while following the trail towards Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri inside the beautiful Gokyo valley, along the route we cross the Renjo La Pass from where we can have amazing surrounding views of high mountains. After having a quality time inside Gokyo valley, our journey follows straight forward towards Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar via crossing of major places; Thangna at 4,650 meters, Cho La Pass at 5,420 meters, Dzongla at 4,843 meters before reaching at Gorakshep. Gorakshep is a highest and last place with availability of tea house lodge from where we separately make sunset tour to Everest Base Camp and Sunrise tour to Kalapatthar. EBC and Kalapatthar both are equally important to spy close view of world’s highest mountain ranges. After having wonderful experience of Gokyo EBC Trek with Cho La & Renjo La 19 day’s package trip with AMN Trekking and climbing team, we gradually retrace our steeps to Lukla and fly to Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft altitude) and transfer to Hotel.
Accommodation: Hotel or Resort as per your request.
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 02: Guided tour around world’s Heritage sites of Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft altitude) & trek to Phakding (2,650m/8692ft altitude) (half an hr fly & 4 hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft altitude) (5-6 hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion around the places
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Thame (3,739m/12,395ft altitude) (5-6 hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 07: Trek from Thame to Lungdhen (4,380m/14,266ft altitude) (5-6 hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 08: Trek from Lungden to Gokyo via Renjo La Pass (5,360m/17,581ft altitude) (6-7 hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 09: Early morning ascent to Gokyo Ri (5,483m/17,984ft altitude) and full day excursion around the valley.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 10: Trek from Gokyo to Thangna (4,650m/15,252ft altitude) (3-4 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 11: Trek from Thangna to Dzongla (4,843m/15,885ft altitude) via Cho La pass (5,368m/17,607ft altitude) (6-7 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 12: Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche (4,928m/16,164ft altitude) (4-5 hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 13: 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)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 14: Morning hike to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,187ft altitude) and trek to Pheriche (4,243m/13,917ft altitude) (5-6 hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 15: Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche (4-5 hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 16: Trek from Tengboche to Monjo (2,835m/9,299ft altitude) via Namche Bazaar (5-6 hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 17: Trek back to Lukla (5 hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast

Day 19: Spare day. Free for personal activities or additional activities on request.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner

Day 20: Farewell, departure transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport.
Meal includes: Breakfast

Remember: This itinerary outline can be easily changed as per your duration of stay, purpose of holiday and your preference. Cost of the package also depends upon Deluxe, Standard, Budget and your group size. You can easily feel free to CONTACT US any time for any queries.

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 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.
Accommodation: Hotel or Resort as per your request.
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 02: Guided tour around world’s Heritage sites of Kathmandu
Early morning breakfast at hotel. Our guide will pick you up from hotel for sightseeing of World Heritage Sites. Actually there are seven World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu and we arrange sightseeing spots according to your choice, you have to choose only 3/4 spots for a day since it is not possible to visit all places in a single day – at least 2/3 days requires to have sightseeing tour of all heritage sites in Kathmandu. World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Kathmandu are; Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Swyambhunath Temple, Pashuapatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa and Changu Narayan Temple. In the evening we again can have pre trek discussion.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast

Day 03: 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 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.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 04: 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 beautiful view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Kusum Kanguru Peak and other.
Accommodation:
Tea House available
Meal includes:
Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 05: 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.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 06: 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, 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.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 07: 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.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 08: Trek from Lungden to Gokyo via Renjo La Pass (5,435m/17,826ft altitude) (6-7 hrs walk)
It is an important day of our entire Gokyo EBC Trek with Cho La & Renjo La pass that we are going to cross our first pass Renjo La at 5,435MASL. After having very early morning breakfast, we start ascending 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 rocky and icy spur to the Gokyo Valley.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 09: Early morning ascent to Gokyo Ri (5,340m/17,515ft altitude) and full day excursion around the 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 view point 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 at 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.
Accommodation:
Tea House available
Meal includes:
Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 10: 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 a lunch at 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.
Accommodation:
Tea House available
Meal includes:
Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 11: Trek from Thangna to Dzongla (4,843m/15,885ft altitude) via Cho La pass (5,420m/17,777ft altitude) (6-7 Hrs walk)
After having early morning breakfast (around 4 AM), we leave from 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.
Accommodation:
Tea House available
Meal includes:
Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 12: 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.
Accommodation:
Tea House available
Meal includes:
Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 13: 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 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 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 tea house 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 overnight stay.
Accommodation:
Tea House available
Meal includes:
Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 14: Morning hike to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,187ft altitude) and trek to Pheriche (4,243m/13,917ft altitude) (5-6 hrs walk)
We start 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 back to Gorakshep for breakfast.  Then we start gradual descend trail all the way to Pheriche.
Accommodation:
Tea House available
Meal includes:
Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 15: Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche (4-5 hrs walk)
Breakfast at teahouse. Follow descend trail through riverside and crossing suspension bridge of Imja Khola to Pongboche village. After that you again follow the trail through pine forest to Tengboche.
Accommodation:
Tea House available
Meal includes:
Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 16: Trek from Tengboche to Monjo (2,835m/9,299ft altitude) via Namche Bazaar (5-6 hrs walk)
Breakfast at teahouse. Follow descend trail through rhododendron and fir forest. Cross suspension bridge of Dudh Koshi. Pass Tashinga and Sansa village. Follow steeply trail to Kyangjuma which lead you to Namche. Rest there for a while taking tea/coffee. We can buy local handmade garment if you want. Then again follow decent trail from Namche hill to cross Dudh Koshi Bridge. When we pass Dudh Koshi River we will official out from Sagarmatha National Park. Follow decent trail to Monjo village.
Accommodation:
Tea House available
Meal includes:
Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 17: Trek back to Lukla (5 hrs walk)
Breakfast at 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.
Accommodation:
Tea House available
Meal includes:
Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Early morning breakfast at 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 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.
Accommodation:
Hotel/Resort
Meal includes:
Breakfast

Day 19: Spare day. Free for personal activities or additional activities on request.
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.
Accommodation:
Hotel/Resort
Meal includes:
Breakfast & Farewell Dinner

Day 20: Farewell, departure transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport.
Our airport arrival and departure representative will drop you at Tribhuwan International Airport on your scheduled flight.
Meal includes:
Breakfast

Cost Includes: 

  • All land transportation by private vehicle including Airport Pick up & Drop
  • 4 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with BB Plan (3 star category Hotel/Resort)
  • A day guided sightseeing tour in world heritage sites of Kathmandu including private vehicle, experienced city tour guide, all entrance permits
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu both way flight
  • Tea house (lodge) accommodation during the entire trekking as per mentioned in itinerary
  • Three meals per day (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the entire trek as per mentioned in itinerary
  • A duffel bag, Trekking Map and trekking pole
  • Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park Fee
  • TIMS (Trekker’s Information Manual System) permit
  • An experienced government certified Trekking Guide
  • Required numbers of experienced porters (2:1 ratio)
  • Staff’s foods, salary and insurance
  • General first Aid Kid
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu with entire Adventure Mountain Trekking Team
  • All government taxes and applicable paperwork

Cost Excludes:

  • International Airfare
  • Personal Travel Insurance (essential for high altitude trekking)
  • Lunch and Dinner in city as per itinerary
  • Personal expenses (bar, laundry, personal shopping, internet usages during the trek, hot shower during the trek, battery charge during the trek etc.)
  • Alcoholic beverage
  • TIPS for Staff
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