Trip Facts

  • Duration:16 Days
  • Trip Grade: Difficult
  • Trip Profile:Gokyo And Renjo La Pass Trek
  • Geography:Mountain/Hills/Forests
  • Location:Solukhumbhu
  • Accommodation:Hotel/Tea house/Lodge
  • Meals:All meals included during the trekking
  • Religious:Buddhism
  • Ethnic People:Sherpa
  • Transportation:Flight/Tourist bus/Private vehicle
  • Group Size:01-10 Pax

Highlight

  • Explore the six aquamarine glacial-fed lakes system.
  • Climb to the beautiful Gokyo lake (5360 m).
  • Cross one of the most beautiful and hardest passes in the Everest region- the Renjo La Pass (5340m) 
  • Trek through the Sherpa town of Khumjung.
  • Experience the unique and heartwarming Sherpa culture in the Khumbu region
  • Witness some of the highest mountains in the world including Mt. Everest (8848.86m), Cho Oyu (8201m), and Lhotse (8516m)
  • Experience a thrilling flight to Lukla.

Overview

The Khumbu region is famous for Everest Base Camp Trek but some tourists do not often frequent a few amazing destinations within this region besides what the route of the EBC presents. The Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek by Himalaya Land Treks are among the unfairly underrated trekking route. The solidarity trail to the pass goes uphill and is strenuous. From the pass, you are rewarded with amazing views of the mountain ranges of the Khumbu. The Gokyo Renjo La Pass trek is the best trekking route for trekkers who want to explore the hidden treasurer inside the Himalayas. Behind the crowd, clinginess and noises, these Passes will provide you with magnificent tranquillity of mind along with majestic views.

Major Attractions In Gokyo And Renjo-La Pass Trekking

Gokyo Lake

From immense natural integrity to religious honour, from beauty to peace, from adventure to alleviation, from unity to diversity Gokyo Lake Trek has a lot to offer for the visitors. This oligotrophic Gokyo lake is a place of great importance. This is the world’s highest lake system is made up of 19 lakes. It comprises of heart-catching six major lakes. The Gokyo Ri is also famous for its religious significance for both Hindus and Buddhists. This place is worshipped as the residing place of the snake god. The temple of Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva is situated in the western corner of the lake. Gokyo lakes are the highest freshwater lake clusters in the country. You spend one whole day exploring the pristine beauty of the Gokyo Lakes. 

Renjo La Pass (5360 m)

After exploring Gokyo, you head to the second destination, the Renjo La Pass (5360m). Renjo La pass trekking is one of the three passes treks of the Everest region. Among the three passes, the Renjo La pass trek is considered to be the most difficult one. The Renjo La Mountain Pass offers you stunning views of Mt. Everest (8848.86m) along with other peaks. Though this Renjo La Pass trek route is much underrated, it is the most adventurous trek route. To the trekkers loving solitary place, Renjo La pass route is the best destination. You should have a prior trekking experience if you want to enjoy this trek to the fullest as it involves crossing a mountain pass and is strenuous. 

Explore Sherpa village

Throughout the Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek, you get to see native Sherpa settlements woven in the thread of amalgamations. You can experience the unique culture here through ethnic villages like Dhole, Machhermo, Thame, Sansa. The highest altitude of human settlement gives you a different experience of living life. You can get to relish the splendid views of mountains like Cho Oyu (8201m), Makalu (8475m), and Mt. Everest (8848.86m) Gokyo Ri (5360m) to see panoramic views of the Everest massif and the gaping Everest valley. 

Best time for Gokyo Renjo-La Pass trek

The trek path is quite thrilling, so the visitors must be careful about the changing weather. Hence the best time to do this Gokyo Renjo La Pass trek is during the spring (March-May) and autumn (September-December) seasons.  The weather is likely to be more favourable as it offers majestic scenarios during these months. 
 The flight to/from Lukla can be, delayed or cancelled as the weather conditions are unpredictable in the Himalayas. It will be better if, you keep a day or two as buffer days for such unpredictable weather conditions.

Route Alternatives

If you want to explore the beauty of the Himalayas from a bit easy trek route or you want to explore the mountain following a different trek route experiencing a similar view then you can go through our next package just by clicking the following link Everest Base camp trek If you are looking for a short trek to Everest to explore the overall beauty of Everest then, Simply check on the following link to find out the suitable package for you, Everest Short Trek, Everest Base Camp Heli Trek.

At Himalaya Land Treks, you get quality transportation and accommodation services at reasonable prices. As per your wish, we also provide you with professional guides who will give you more insight into your desired tour. 

Itinerary of Gokyo And Renjo-La Pass Trek

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4265ft), transfer to Hotel.

Overnight at 3 star Hotel

You arrive at the country of Himalayas, Nepal via the Tribhuvan International Airport. At the airport, a Himalaya Land Treks’ representative will welcome you warmly and accompany you to the hotel. For the rest of the day, you can feel free to explore around the city.

Day 2: Trek Preparation and Kathmandu Sightseeing

Overnight at 3 star Hotel
Breakfast

On this day, you will indulge in a sightseeing tour around the glorious Kathmandu Valley. The valley is full of world heritage sites enlisted by UNESCO and you will visit a fair share of these destinations on this day. Beginning from Swayambhunath, the tour heads to the Kathmandu Durbar Square. The latter half of the tour reaches the holy Pashupatinath Temple and conclude the tour with a visit to Boudhanath. You can also prepare and shop for necessary equipment for the trip while you tour around the city.

Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m/9317ft) (35 mins.) and start trek from Lukla to Phakding (2,610m/8563ft) (4 hrs.)

4 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

You have an early breakfast and catch the first flight to Lukla. There, you meet your porters and local guide who will accompany throughout the trip. After resting for a while, you will head to Phakding. The trail gently goes uphill and you walk along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River. You walk pass small Sherpa settlements along the river bank and reach Phakding.

Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11286ft) | 5-6 hrs.

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

After breakfast, you walk upstream of the Dudh Koshi River. Crossing a few suspension bridges, you will pass by villages like Monjo and Bengkar. Then, you will reach the entrance of the Sagarmatha National Park and show your permits. After showing your permit, you will walk through the park's pine forest and climb along a steep upward journey to reach Namche Bazaar.

Day 5: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization. (Hike to Hotel Everest View, Syangboche)

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Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Since the altitude on the trek is continuously getting higher, you need to acclimatize. You will have your breakfast and explore the busy market area of Namche today, enjoying the Himalayan town's coffee shops and restaurants. Then, you will have your lunch and hike to the Everest View Hotel. You can also visit Syangboche as well from where the views of the Everest massif and the town below are quite marvelous. After enjoying the views, you will head back to Namche Bazaar.

Day 6: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dhole (4,200m/13780ft) | 5-6 hrs.

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

After breakfast, you will ascend to Dhole. As you walk along the Dudh Koshi River, you will come at a junction between the Everest Base Camp Trail and the Mong La Pass. You will take the latter trail and go straight uphill. The trail is strenuous but once you to the top of the pass, you will get amazing views of the Mt. Everest (8848m) and its neighboring peaks. Then, you will descend to Phortse and then walk through rhododendron forests to reach Dhole.

Day 7: Trek from Dhole to Machhermo (4,470m/14665ft) | 5-6 hrs.

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

After having breakfast, you will head to the trail leading to Machhermo. You will ascend from the banks of the Dudh Koshi and ascend through juniper and pine forests. En route, you can come across many summer huts used by the local people for their livestock. You can also see amazing views of the Cho Oyu (8201m) and Mount Thamserku (6608m). Once you reach Machhermo, you can explore the town after freshening up.

Day 8: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4,790m/15715ft) | 5-6 hrs.

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

You have your breakfast and start to trek towards the Gokyo Lake. Walking through the Kangtega gorge, you can enjoy the stunning views of the Cho Oyu (8201m). Then, you descend from the gorge and walk along the Dudh Koshi River. You also get to see the Ngozumpa Glacier en route. After crossing the glacier, you reach Gokyo village for overnight stay.

Day 9: Explore a day in Gokyo

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Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

The sunrise from Gokyo Ri (5360m) is spectacular, so you wake up at dawn and to the top of the peak to witness it. After reaching the summit, you are rewarded with amazing views of Lhotse (8516m), Cho Oyu (8201m), the Mt. Everest (8848m), Makalu (8475m), and other neighboring peaks. Then, you set out to explore the Gokyo Lakes, the highest freshwater lake system in the world. After visiting the six lakes, you head back to the lodge for dinner.

Day 10: Trek from Gokyo crossing Renjo La pass (5,360m/17585ft) and trek to Lumde (4,400m/14435ft) | 6-7 hrs.

6-7 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

You take the trail that goes steeply up till Renjo La Pass (5360m). The trail goes along grasslands and en route, the trail starts to get rocky. Once you reach the top, you can get amazing views of the Rolwaling, Everest, and Lhotse ranges along with Gokyo Lakes, and many more natural landmarks. After enjoying the view, you descend to the banks of the Bhote Koshi River. You walk through the Bhote Koshi Valley and pass by yaks and meadows. Then, you reach Lumde for overnight stay.

Day 11: Trek from Lumde to Thame (3,820m/12533ft) | 4-5 hrs.

4-5 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Today, you descend to lower altitudes; so, the trek may get easier for you. You walk through rhododendron forests and cross the Bhote Koshi River. En route, you can see amazing views of the mountain landscapes and mountains like Cho Oyu (8201m) and Kyajo Ri (6186m). After a gentle descent, you will reach Thame. You then visit the famous Thame monastery after refreshing to experience the lifestyle of the Buddhist monks.

Day 12: Trek from Thame to Namche (3,440m/11286ft) | 5-6 hrs.

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

After having breakfast, you head to Namche Bazaar. You pass by small rustic villages like Sansa and Monjo. You also get to see amazing sceneries of the Kongde Ri Himal range. You walk through a pine forest, cross a suspension bridge, and reach Namche Bazaar. By late afternoon, you reach your lodge. You can explore the shops in your free time before dinner.

Day 13: Trek from Namche to Lukla (2,840m/9318ft) | 6-7 hrs.

6-7 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

After having breakfast, you descend to the banks of the Dudh Koshi River to head towards Lukla. Today is the last day of trekking so, the trail gets easy for you. Try to enjoy the surroundings and take in the views as much as you can. As you descend, you cross many suspension bridges. The trail goes through rhododendron forests and you pass by many small settlements along the way to Lukla.

Day 14: Lukla to Kathmandu by flight. Transfer to Hotel.

Overnight at 3 star Hotel
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

You have an early breakfast and catch the first flight to Kathmandu. From the airport, the company staff will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. You can feel free to enjoy your stay at the hotel and rest. After refreshments, we would like you to share your experience of the trip with us.

Day 15: Free day in Kathmandu. Visit places of interest by own. Farewell Dinner

Overnight at 3 star Hotel
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Today, you have the entire day to yourself. You can explore the historic sites like Kathmandu and Patan Durbar Squares or discover the unique Newari cuisines at Kirtipur. You can plan the day however you want and we provide local guides for the tour. Similarly, hiking destinations like Shivapuri, Nagarkot, and Kakani are also excellent ways to spend the day. You will participate in a farewell dinner hosted by the Himalaya Land Treks at the end of the day.

Day 16: Transfer to airport and fly back home.

Overnight at 3 star Hotel
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Today is your last day in Nepal, so make sure you have all your belongings with you. Our staffs will drop you off at the airport as per your scheduled flight. We wish you a safe flight and thank you for choosing us.

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Inclusion

  • Airport picks up and drops off, upon arrival and departure.
  • Pre trek meeting.
  • City entrance fees in Kathmandu
  • 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights. 
  • Full day city tour in Kathmandu by a private vehicle.
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets.
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS).
  • Trekking equipment: down-filled sleeping bag, walking poles and a duffel bag.
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food, and lodging.
  • Full meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on your choice. 
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bar and cookies.
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after dinner.
  • Unlimited Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water.
  • Oxi-meter: To check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation to Renjo La pass and return.
  • All accommodation during the trek (Soft, comfort, private room with shared toilet).
  • A comprehensive First Aid kit.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Souvenir: Himalaya Land treks t-shirt and Trekking Route map.
  • Farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.

Exclusion

  • Nepal visa (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days).
  • Your international flight to and from Nepal.
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
  • Hot and bottle drinks. 
  • The cost incurred during the tour around the city.
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Extra Battery Charging, Hot shower, and wifi. 
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation. 
  • Tipping to Staff. 

Check List

  • Health Requirement arranged 
  • Money:  Cash/Credit Card 
  • Down Sleeping bag provided by Himalaya Land Treks in Kathmandu 
  • First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band-Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea.
  • Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu.
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Day pack (25-30 liter) to carry your personal needs during the day
  • Torch/flashlight - headlamp style is ideal
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, and lip balm
  • Refillable water bottle - Min 1 Liter Aluminum or Nalgene polypropylene are best
  • Warm Hat, Sunhat/bandana,  Scarf, Sunglass, Gloves - wool or fleeced and gore-tex
  • Bag Liners to waterproof your bags (A duffel bag is provided to each trekker for trekking by Himalaya Land Treks in Kathmandu)
  • Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants
  • Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes (worn frequently prior to departure)
  • Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination - ensure boots fit such combination
  • Running shoes or sandals for evening
  • Wool jumper/sweater/fleece. Lightweight during summer, 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweights during winter months
  • T-Shirts 3 or 4
  • Shirt - Long Sleeved
  • Reading/ writing materials
  • Thermals Upper and lower  
  • Extra warm clothing during winter ( December to March) 
     

Fixed Departure Dates

We will easily organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us for your customized departure date

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