Get inspired by the magic of the Sagarmatha Mountains through one of the most beautiful treks in the world. Some of the best views of the highest mountains in the world are in this trek: Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7861m), Makalu (8470M), Ama Dablam (6812m), Pumori (7161m), Thamerseku (6608m), Cho Oyu (8201m).
During the trek, we get to enjoy not only the astonishing views, but we get to explore, visit and experience the culture, traditions, religion and language of the Sherpa community. A great opportunity to learn from a very rich culture that has Tibetan roots.
The Renjo La Pass is the link that connects Gokyo Lakes and Thame Valley. This is a great option for those who want to see the best views of Everest Range from Gokyo Ri, but also they want to explore an extra challenging mountaineering terrain and get to know more areas in the Sagarmatha National Park.
Renjo La Pass is also one of the most beautiful passes that makes you feel in the land of a fairy tale. There are many other reasons why this trek Inspires every single person that visits, and we strongly recommend you to come and experience it with us, cause this will be one of those unforgettable experiences that you will store in your memory and your heart forever more.
During the acclimatization days, we organize different activities you can choose from, amongst them our Special Sherpa Cooking Class conducted by our family in Namche Bazar.
Check our Trip Schedule below this page for more details.
“For me, climbing is a form of exploration that inspires me to confront my own inner nature within nature. It’s a means of experiencing a state of consciousness where there are no distractions or expectations. This intuitive state of being is what allows me to experience moments of true freedom and harmony.”
Lynn Hill (1961. Rock climber considered one of the best female climbers in the world)>
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Best time to trek: spring and autumn (April, May until mid-June / October, November until mid-December). Check our page “When to visit Nepal and When to Trek”.
*NOTE: The airport of Lukla has a very variable weather and sometimes flights get delayed or canceled. Please, be prepared for potential delays and to remain in Lukla extra nights. It is advisable that clients allow extra days when booking their return international flight.
Airport pick up and transfer to Hotel. There will be a welcome dinner with your guide. First taste of the wonderful local food.
Exploring day in the city. You will be able to explore the city as well as make the last preparation for the trek. We will provide you with all information you need to explore the most emblematic places in Kathmandu. If you wish to have a Guided City Tour, do not hesitate to request this service when booking with us.
We will wake up very early (around 04:30am) to be at the airport first thing in the morning and take the domestic flight to Lukla (2800m), where the trek starts. Be prepared for a true adventure flying with a small aircraft with astonishing views of the Himalayas on the left of the aircraft, and the infinite hills covered by rice field terraces on the left. Once we land we start trekking. We will stop to recharge batteries and have some food in Phakding. Our last destination will be Monjo, the last village before entering the Sagarmatha National Park. On our arrival to Monjo, we will be able to explore the village and check the Monastery and the School, and have our first Sherpa dinner. This time we sleep in a high altitude mountain lodge! The adventure has just started...
During this journey we will be able to have the first views of Mount Everest just before arriving to Namche Bazar. This will be a short day trek, around 3 to 4 hours. The last 2 hours we will face a steep terrain after crossing one of the highest suspension bridges of the region to arrive to Namche Bazar. We will have time to walk around the village, taste delicious sweet caprices at the German Bakery, enjoy the paintings and the handicraft around the village or play pool at the bar!
We will spend the day doing some treks and activities to explore the area and get immersed in the culture. A variety of options are available. Some of our favourite ones; trek to Everest View Hotel, astonishing trek with the best views of the range of Everest: Nuptse, Lhotse, Everest, Annapurna… Visit Khumjung, just at the bottom of Mount Khumbila (the sacred mountain). We see the Edmund Hillary Foundation School and come back through Yak farms. On our arrival back to Namche Bazar, we can enjoy a good movie or documentary at the coffee shop, or if you prefer, we have available a Sherpa Cooking Class* special for you!(*no costs incurred for any of the activities mentioned).
We will trek through the Rhododendron forests and see magic waterfalls on the way.
Walking along the Dudh River, now the panorama offers less vegetation, and more open spaces with big peaks on both sides. Easy and comfortable terrain for the day.
We will explore and hike to the surroundings, discover the seasonal flora and get to see new view points.
Welcome to Gokyo Paradise! After passing the first two lakes we arrive to the third one (Dudh Pokhari (Pokhari meanning Lake), where the Gokyo Village is. We will contemplate the enormous Ngozumba Glacier, and we will be able to see Mount Cho Oyu (8201m) to the north. Enjoying the panorama of the lake with a tasty tea whilst meeting the locals, and enjoying a wonderful Sherpa meal will be our great reward.
We will not regret early morning wake up alarm. Hiking to the summit of Gokyo Ri and get to see the sunrise behind the Mount Everest is priceless. Is here where we get to see what is known as one of the best panorama of the Everest Range.
Today we cross the Renjo La Pas. A great journey through a fairy tale land. After surrounding Dudh Lake through the right side, we start ascending through steep terrain. On arrival to Renjo La, we can say good bye to the east views (Everest Range) and say hello to the new views of the west side of Sagarmatha National Park. During the descend we will find small lakes with incredible turquoise colors and we will see again the green colours of the vegetation. We will stop in Lungdhen, where a great Sherpa meal will be our delightful reward.
A gentle walk along the great Bhotekoshi Nadi river will take us to Thame village. One of a great importance in the region. Thame was one of the most affected villages of Sagarmatha National Park during the earthquake in April 2015, and was rebuilt with the help of alpinist and other organizations. The Gompa of the village is situated on the way up to Sunder Peak overseeing the village. It is next to Thame where the villagers have constructed an hidroelectric station to supply the villages of all the region.
A short and easy trek will take us backto Namche Bazar. We will be able to rest, enjoy the local food, get to know the locals, enjoy a movie or a documentary in one of the coffee shops of Namche, visit the Namche Sherpa Museum...
We will say good bye to Namche, not before a well deserved farewell in the German Bakery for the best coffee and the delicious sweet artisan biscuits. Lukla will be our last stop before taking the flight back to Kathmandu the next day.
The flight will leave early in the morning*(see note above the map). And after landed in Kathmandu, our transport will drop you off at the Hotel in Kathmandu. The rest of the day is for you to rest and to enjoy the city! We will be available to do recommendations or help you in anything you need. If you wish, you can request a Guided Tour through the city if you haven't done it on the second day of your stay in Kathmandu.
Last day to explore the city of Kathmandu or visit the surroundings (Bhaktapur, Nagarkot, Dhulikel and Namo Buddha...) and find special artisan crafts to take home as a memory of a Country that Inspired You.
We hope to see you again soon!