Renjo La, the unknown face of Everest with guide
A new circuit out of the usual tracks that leads to know an incredibly fascinating valley which extends at the foot of Cho Oyu: the Thame valley and the Bothe Koshi river. Tibetan caravans descend along this valley and, through centuries of Nangpa La, they transport their goods for sale in the Khumbu valley and in particular to the Namche Bazaar market. With the crossing of the best known Cho La and the achievement of the famous Kalapattar and the Everest base camp, an itinerary that combines novelty and tradition is completed. An itinerary for those who also want to discover new views and new paths experimenting for the most part with very uncrowded spaces and dimensions compared to what happens going up to Everest along the most popular Khumbu valley.
Departure from Italy with scheduled flight.
Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation and rest of the day free. Meeting with the other participants.
Free day to explore the city.
Overnight transfer to Rammechap (about 3 hours) boarding the flight to Lukla (about 10 minutes). Arrival in Lukla, visit of the Lukla monastery, then trek to Phakding where you will spend the night. (About 3 hours, difference in altitude –230 m.)
Trekking to the most important center of the Khumbu valley. The path winds along the Khumbu valley crossing the Dudh Koshi river several times. After Monjo, where the entrance door to the Sagarmatha National Park is located, the path climbs sharply until it reaches the 3440 meters of Namche Bazaar. (About 6 hours, difference in altitude 830 m.). Overnight stay in the ultra-comfortable Sherpa Land Hotel.
Acclimatization day around Namche. With a beautiful scenic route you rise 400 meters to reach the nearby villages of Khunde and Khumjung at the foot of the sacred mountain Khumbi Yul Lha, protector of the Khumbu valley. You visit the monastery of Khunde and its small, but well-equipped hospital founded in 1966 thanks to the Himalayan Trust, an institution created by Sir Edmund Hillary. In the adjacent village of Khumjung, the Himalayn Trust itself has created a school that hosts children from both villages. Descend for the night to Namche Bazaar.
Here begins the most beautiful part of the trek which includes two nights in a tent. With a beautiful very gradual path you enter the little beaten valley of Thame and Bothe Koshi. The valley, which originates from the Bothe Koshi and Lumsumna glacier, houses the centuries-old path that leads to Nangpa La and connects Tibet and Nepal. This gateway to Tibet which passes practically at the foot of Cho Oyu is only open to Tibetans who go down to Khumbu for their businesses. After visiting the monastery of Thame, the second most important of all the Khumbu after Tengboche, accommodation in a lodge in Thame.
It starts northwards through the old part of Thame. It is the path that leads to Nangpa La and then Tibet, the valley initially wide, narrows as you get up. You reach the Marlung pastures where there is a space for camping and a very rudimentary lodge and continue towards Lungde (4400 m.) With a more decisive uphill path. Arrival at the nice lodge in Lungde and accommodation.
Challenging stage which however allows you to fully enjoy the panorama and make a good acclimatization. Gradually leaving the Bothe Koshi valley with a slightly steep stretch you go up towards Renjo Lake. As you climb, the panorama becomes more and more grandiose; to the south the chain that dominates the Thame valley and contains the spectacular peaks of the Tarthika (6093 m.), The Kwande (6186 m.) and many others up to 6700 m. The chain reaches the Parchamo, known trekking peak, and the Tashi Lapcha pass which connects the Thame valley with the Rolwaling valley. To the east towers the difficult and beautiful Kyajo Ri (6186 m.) and, slightly displaced, the equally impressive Pharilapcha (6017 m.). This is the most demanding G., the one that foresees the passage of the 5434 meters of the Renjo La. The path is however very gradual and except for the last 150 meters, in which it becomes a little steep, it offers a very progressive and pleasant climb . Beyond Renjo Lake you enter the beautiful basin of another lake, the Relama Tsho; from here we start to climb the slopes that lead below the pass. The excellent and recent arrangement of the path allows you to make the last part of the climb with fairly limited effort. The panorama continues to be magnificent towards the Bothe Koshi valley, but it is at step when you finally manage to make the view sweep east, that the spectacle becomes breathtaking; six hundred meters below the Dudh Pokhari, the turquoise lake on the whose banks are the village of Gokyo, on the horizon in a sensational parade from south to north, the Tawoche Peak (6367 m.), the Cholatse (6335 m.), the Aarakam Tse (6423 m.), the Lobuche (6145 m.), until reaching Makalu (8463 m.), Everest (8848 m.) Pumori (7121 m.) And of course Cho Oyu (8201 m.). The descent to Gokyo and its turquoise lake takes approximately 3 hours. Overnight stay at the lodge.
In the early morning climb to the Gokyo Ri beautiful balcony on the mountains around, including the Cho Oyu which from here impresses for its large size. Descend and take the path that crosses the Ngozumpa glacier. Overnight stay in the Lodge.
In a short time you will reach Dragnag where you will stay overnight before crossing the Cho La pass (5420 m.).
In the early morning the ascent to Cho La begins. A beautiful glacial lake is flanked at an altitude of 5100 m approximately and finally you reach the pass that offers a new close view of the mountains of the Khumbu valley. The fairly long descent leads to Dzonghla (4830 m.) where you will spend the night.
Descend to Dughla (4620 m.) and then go up to Lobuche (5000 m.) and then 8000 INN Pyramid.
Day of visit to the famous Everest base camp. Despite the small difference in altitude, the route takes place first on the lateral moraine of the Khumbu glacier and then, on the glacier itself with several up and down making it rather tiring (about 3.30 h). On the other hand approaching the field and above all the incredible Icefall gives intense emotions. Return to the Gorak Shep and overnight stay in the lodge.
Reserve day in case of bad weather.
Early morning climb of the Kalapattar, Magnificent balcony on Everest, Nuptse and Pumori. You then descend towards Gorak Shep and continue to Lobuche where you spend the night in a lodge.
Descend towards Pangboche and then towards the beautiful forest that hosts Deboche. Here there is still a small, splendid, and female monastery that can be visited. The atmosphere is peaceful and relaxing. Overnight stay at the lodge.
Go up the short stretch of path that leads to Tengboche. Here is the most important monastery in the whole valley and here the Mani Rimdu takes place in October-November , one of the most important Buddhist festivals ever. The monastery was rebuilt in 1990 after a fire completely destroyed it. From Tengboche you descend towards Dudh Koshi, and then go up in the direction of Namche Bazaar where you will spend the night.
Long stage of return to Lukla, arrival and accommodation in the lodge.
Early in the morning we fly to Kathmandu. Arrival, transfer and accommodation in hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Free city tour day.
Breakfast and in time transfer to the airport.
Minimo 8: € 3.260
Minimo 12: € 2.940
(B/L/D): B = colazione; L = pranzo; D = Cena
Hotel proposti o similari:
I pernottamenti avvengono in lodge comodi ma con gradi di comfort complessivo che calano leggermente man mano che si sale verso l’alto. Le camere sono generalmente da due letti, non riscaldate e per il pernottamento è necessario un saccopiuma medio-pesante. I pasti sono serviti e consumati nei lodge che offrono ampia scelta di piatti locali ed occidentali.
Per partecipare a questo viaggio occorre il visto nepalese, necessario il passaporto, che deve essere valido 6 mesi ed avere 1 pagina libera, e 1 foto-tessera, il visto si ottiene in loco al costo di USD 50.
Data la particolare natura delle nostre proposte di viaggio, i programmi giornalieri vanno considerati come una traccia guida. Una serie di fattori variabili che contraddistinguono il viaggiare in regioni d’alta montagna in aree remote (proibitive condizioni atmosferiche, frane, interruzione delle comunicazioni, ecc.) possono mettere a repentaglio la sicurezza dei partecipanti e conseguentemente imporre modifiche agli itinerari programmati. E’ facoltà dell’organizzatore, apportare tutte quelle modifiche al programma che le esigenze di sicurezza richiedano.
Tassi di cambio di riferimento per le valute:
Valuta: Dollaro USA(USD) – Cambio: 1,10
Variazioni dei cambi con oscillazioni maggiori del 3% comporteranno un adeguamento dei costi e verranno comunicati entro i 20 giorni dalla partenza.
Blocco valuta: € 50 a pratica.
Il cliente ha la possibilità di bloccare definitivamente il costo dei servizi a terra che non sarà più oggetto di oscillazioni valutarie. La richiesta dovrà avvenire contestualmente alla conferma.
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La quota non comprende:
Durata: 10 giorni / 9 notti
da € 1.690 - Voli esclusi
Durata: 11 giorni / 10 notti
da € 1.940 - Voli inclusi
Durata: 22 giorni / 20 notti
da € 2.940 - Flights excluded
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