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    Default note of Thami - Renjo La - Gokyo

    Based on my experience in January 2007, here is a description about the route from Thami, crossing Renjo La to Gokyo, with map and photos; hope it's informative

    Started from an advertisement near Ghat:



    This is the only lodge in Lundgen (4350 m), however, It was closed when I was there. So, be prepare for "no-lodge-land"

    My acclimatization is 2 nights at Namche Bazaar, then 2 nights at Thami Gompa (3900 m), 1 night at Lundgen.




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    While staying in Thami Gompa, you might explore the Thami Khola; bring enough food and water, there's no support / lodge westward of Thami Gompa.





    From Thami Gompa to Lundgen, it took about 4 hours, no difficulty.




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    There is a lodge, opened, in Marulung (4210 m), in case of necessary, you might stay here.



    One hour later, arrived Lundgen (4350 m), the only lodge is closed and only one villager was living there in winter, a quiet village.





    A view of the trail to Renjo La, notice the big rock on the ridge:


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    A scan of map:


    The trail I trekked from Lungden to Renjo La was on the west side of the river, so, I think that the route marked on the map is symbolized.

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    Part 1: Lundgen to the ridge with a big rock, steep, about 1.25 hours

    0735 hours, trekking started


    Sanctuary beneath the big rock

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    Part 2: the ridge with a big rock to Angladumba Tsho, flat to steep, about 3.25 hours.

    Huge arrow digged, pointing to Lungden


    Afterward, the trail is clear


    approaching the twin lake


    A stitched photo of the Angladumba Tsho, the lake beneath Renjo La

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    Part 3: Angladumba Tsho to Renjo La, extremely steep, about 2 hours.

    From Angladumba Tsho to Renjo La, there was stair, it's about going up 200 - 300 m.



    Near the top


    looking back


    Voila, a stitched photofrom Renjo La, Gokyo, Everest & Cholatse in view.

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    Part 4: Renjo La to iced waterfall, steep then flat, about 1 hour.

    The trail is full of creek


    iced waterfall


    Near the iced waterfall, the terrain is full of creek, If you cannot find the trail, be calm. Keep going to the edge, before falling down, you would see the trail clearly.

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    Part 5: iced waterfall to flat terrain, steep, about 1 hour.

    Looking back


    the trail going down is located between the iced waterfall (wondered would it be waterfall in other seasons) and the cliff on the right.

    The trail is very slippery, be careful when going down.

    Part 6: flat terrain to Gokyo, flat, about 1 hour.



    When the daylight faded, I felt cold even I wore down jacket while moving, so be prepare for the low temperature.

    My advices:

    Trekking from Lungden to Gokyo via Renjo La is challenging with risk, without escape route; must be well acclimatized.

    Going up 1000 m then down 600 m, and trekking continuously for 10 hours is hard, requiring some physical and mental effort.

    No support / lodge en route, bring enough food & water, and, prayer flag from Namche Bazaar, put it on the la.

    Considering to hire porter, or to trek in group.

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    Great post Triste, thanks

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