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14 Days 13 Nights
Availability : Spring and Autumn
Thamel Marga Kathmandu
Everest Region
Min Age : 16
Max People : 15

Gokyo Trek Via Renjo La Pass

(5 Reviews)
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    Maximum Altitude: 5360 m
  • Walking: 5 to 7 hours /day

The Gokyo Trek Via Renjo La Pass Trek is one of the most visited and splendid treks in the Everest Region. This trek takes you to one of the three highest passes of the Khumbu region.

The Renjo La with Gokyo Trek is one of the fresh options you get in the Everest Region. The trek brings you close to some of the highest mountains in the world. This off-beaten trail is challenging and requires a good level of physical energy. This trekking route is famous among those trekkers who are seeking an adventurous journey with classic views. This challenging trail rewards you with many scenic views that will leave you mesmerized. Crossing the Renjo La Pass gives you a breathtaking view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Makalu, and many other ranges.

One of the highlights of this adventure is crossing the Renjo La Pass. Situated at an elevation of 5,360 meters (17,585 feet), Renjo La Pass offers panoramic views of the Everest region, including the spectacular vistas of Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and other surrounding peaks. The ascent to Renjo La Pass is challenging but rewards you with an unparalleled sense of accomplishment and the opportunity to witness the grandeur of the Himalayas from a unique vantage point.

Crossing Renjo La Pass can be the most challenging part of the trail. You will get to visit various ancient monasteries having cultural importance among pilgrims. Climbing to Gokyo Ri and hiking to Gokyo Lake can be a beautiful and memorable part of the trek. The route passes through various forests, scenic landscapes, Sherpa village, and panoramic mountain views. You can see the entire Gokyo Valley from the Renjo La Pass.

The Renjo La Pass Gokyo Trek begins with a thrilling flight to Lukla and a trek to Monjo. From Monjo, the trail goes to Namche Bazaar where you will take a day to acclimatize to the entire area. Leaving Namche, you will head towards Dhole and then trek to Machhermo. From Machhermo you will head to the main destination which is Gokyo and acclimatize for a day in Gokyo. You will descend the trail through Lundeng. After spending a night in Lundeng, you will trek back to Namche Bazaar. From Namche is our last day of the trek to Lukla. Finally, you will return back to Kathmandu with a scenic flight from Lukla.

The Gokyo Trek via Renjo La Pass promises an unforgettable journey through the picturesque Gokyo Valley, the challenge of crossing Renjo La Pass, and the opportunity to reach Everest Base Camp. This trek combines adventure, natural beauty, and cultural experiences, providing a holistic Himalayan odyssey. So, lace up your boots, immerse yourself in the beauty of Gokyo Valley, and conquer Renjo La Pass on your way to the legendary Everest Base Camp. Prepare for an extraordinary adventure that will leave you with cherished memories for a lifetime.

Gokyo Trek Via Renjo La Pass Overview
  • Starting Point: Kathmandu
  • Ending point: Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude: 5360 m
  • Trek Difficulty: Moderate
  • No of Days: 14 days
  • Best Season: Spring and Autumn
  • Accommodations: Guesthouses and lodge
  • Average trek per day:  5-6 hours
  • Group size: 1-15 max
Gokyo Trek Via Renjo La Pass Highlights
  • Scenic trans-Himalayan flight to Lukla Airport.
  • Visiting the heritage sites in Kathmandu which are listed as UNESCO world heritage sites.
  • Enjoy a warm breakfast in one of the world’s highest hotels – Everest View Hotel.
  • Passing through one of the highest passes of the Khumbu Region – Renjo La Pass (5360m).
  • Majestic view of Gokyo Lake.
  • Panoramic view of Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m), and many more.
  • Exploring unique cultures and traditions of the Everest region.
Gokyo Trek Via Renjo La Pass Itinerary
  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu  (1400 m)
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and preparation for trek
  • Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2840m) and Trek to Monjo (2830m)  6 Hrs Trek
  • Day 04: Trek from Monjo to Namche Bazaar (3440m)  3-4 Hrs Trek
  • Day 05: Acclimatization Day in Namche
  • Day 06: Trek from Namche to Dhole (4110m)  5-6  Hrs Trek
  • Day 07: Trek from Dhole to Machhermo (4470m)  4-5 Hrs Trek
  • Day 08: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo (4790m)  4-5  Hrs Trek
  • Day 09: Acclimatizing and Early Morning explore Gokyo-Ri for Sunrise view (5337m)  2-3 Hrs Trek
  • Day 10: Trek from Gokyo to Lundeng (4380m) via Renjo La Pass (5360m)  7-8  Hrs Trek
  • Day 11: Trek from Lundeng to Namche Bazaar (3440m)  6-7  Hrs Trek
  • Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla  (2840 m.) 6-7 Hrs Trek
  • Day 13: Flight back to Kathmandu (1400 m)   30 Min Flight and Drive to Your Hotel
  • Day 14: Final Departure
Renjo La Pass

Renjo La Pass is a very high mountain pass in the Everest area of the Nepal Himalayas. It gives amazing views of the mountains and valleys around it. The pass is about 5,360  meters high, and it’s a tough but satisfying place for people who love adventure. Renjo La pass is on a trail that connects Gokyo Valley to Everest Base Camp, offering a different and less crowded route than the usual one to Everest Base Camp. The journey to Renjo La includes walking by beautiful glacial lakes, rocky areas, and going up steep slopes, making it a physically challenging but impressive adventure. As people go up to the pass, they get to see stunning views of famous Himalayan mountains like Everest, Lhotse, and Cho Oyu. Renjo La pass is like a door that opens to exploring the diverse culture and nature of the Everest area.

Gokyo Lake

Gokyo Lake is a beautiful group of lakes in the Gokyo Valley, part of the Everest region. These lakes are formed from melted glacier water and look really clean and nice. There are four main lakes called the First, Second, Third, and Fourth Lakes, and they are surrounded by really tall mountains like Cho Oyu and Everest. The water in these lakes is a pretty blue color and reflects the amazing scenery around them. Gokyo Lakes are a big attraction for people trekking to Everest Base Camp because they provide a calm and peaceful option compared to the busier trails. People on the trek often spend time exploring the edges of the lakes, enjoying the great views and the quiet atmosphere. Gokyo Lake is not just beautiful; it’s also important to the local Sherpa people, adding a cultural touch to the natural beauty. It’s a must-see place for those who want to experience both the stunning nature and the local culture in the heart of the Himalayas.

Departure & Return Location

Thamel Marga Central Thamel Kathmandu  (Google Map)

Price Includes

Price Excludes

  • Airport pick up & final departure by private vehicle.
  • Welcome & farewell cultural dinner.
  • A full Day Kathmandu Valley Sightseen Tour with local tour guide and Private vehicle
  • Kathmandu Lukla , Lukla Kathmandu Flight
  • All needed ground transportation mention on the itinerary.
  • Three nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • A day three meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) on your choice from the menu during the treks.
  • Seasonal fruits.
  • Standard tea house during the treks.
  • Equipment as like (sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, walking poles, crampons) to be returned after the trip is complete.
  • A strong porter (2:1) one porter carrying two member’s bags including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance & many more…
  • An excellent government licensed holder guide including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance & many more…
  • All needed permit & national park fees.
  • Trekking route map.
  • First aid kid box including oximeter & pulse meter checker.
  • An emergency helicopter rescue services, if in case.
  • Government tax & service charge.
  • Personal expenses as like the phone & camera charging, hot shower, wifi
  • Tips to guide & porter
  • Extra an activities, in case if you have an extra day on your holidays.
  • All kind of drinks as like mineral water, beer, tea, coffee, juice, Coke, Fanta, and hard drinks.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu, in case if you return earlier from the treks.
  • UNESCO entrance fee
  • Lunch & dinner during stay in city.

Complementaries

  • Slipping Bag
  • Dawn Jacket
  • Trekking Pole
What to Expect
  • Scenic trans-Himalayan flight to Lukla Airport.
  • Visiting the heritage sites in Kathmandu which are listed in UNESCO world heritage sites.
  • Enjoy a warm breakfast in one of the world’s highest hotels – Everest View Hotel.
  • Passing through one of the highest passes of the Khumbu Region - Renjo La Pass (5340m).
  • Majestic view of Gokyo Lake.
  • Panoramic view of Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m), and many more.
  • Exploring unique cultures and traditions of the Everest region.
Gokyo Trek Via Renjo La Pass Photos
Gokyo Trek Via Renjo La Pass Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Maximum Altitude: 1,350m/4,428 ft.

Meals: Dinner

Our representative will welcome you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and drive you to the hotel. You will be staying at a luxurious hotel in Kathmandu. After getting fresh, you can just roam around the nearby places and try some local authentic foods.

In the evening, we will be organizing you a welcome dinner that includes delicious Nepali cuisine. Overnight stay in the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and preparation for trek

Trip duration: A whole day (Around 9 hours)

Maximum Altitude: Kathmandu (1350m/4428ft)

Meals: Breakfast

We will take a day to enjoy and explore the sites of Kathmandu valley. There are unlimited places to visit in Kathmandu which is not possible to capture in a day so we will visit a few UNESCO heritage sites. After having breakfast, we will give a holy start to the day by visiting Pashupatinath Temple. Then we will go to Boudhanath Stupa which is an important site of Buddhist people.

We can spend the evening in Basantapur Durbar Square (Kathmandu Durbar Square). This area is quite lively during the night. Then you can return to the hotel and we will have some explanations about the trekking routes with you.

Day 3: Flight to Lukla (2800m) and Trek to Monjo (2830m)

Flight duration: Kathmandu to Lukla (25- minutes flights)

Trek Duration: (Lukla to Monjo 6 hrs.)

Maximum Altitude: Lukla (2800m/9,184ft)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The journey begins with a thrilling flight to Lukla Airport. Flying above, you can get a spectacular aerial view of mountains, landscapes, and the entire region. After landing at the Lukla Airport, our guides and porters will join us. We will commence our trek and head towards Monjo.

The routes are clear and go along the steps. You will pass through Buddhist monuments and amazing views of mountains. You will cross the suspension bridge and walk a few hours and finally reach Monjo. Monjo has Phakding to its north and Jorsale to its south. Overnight stay in a lodge in Monjo.

Day 04: Trek from Monjo to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

Kilometers: Monjo – Namche (5km)

Trek duration: 4 to 5 hours.

Maximum Altitude:  Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will have breakfast and make our way to Namche Bazaar. The paths are full of scenic mountain and valley views. It is the day when we hike below the tree line. We will have to trek for 4 to 5 hours to reach Namche Bazaar. Crossing various suspension bridges, we will reach Namche Bazaar.

Namche Bazaar being a trade area has a lot of facilities to offer. You can relax with good food, drinks, and the view in the evening. Overnight stay in a hotel in Namche.

Day 5: Acclimatization Day in Namche

Maximum Altitude:  Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will take a day to acclimatize in Namche. Firstly, we will hike to Everest View Hotel early in the morning. It is a short hike that takes you to one of the highest altitude hotels in the world. You will enjoy a delicious breakfast here with a breath-taking view of Mt. Everest and other ranges. Then, we will explore Khumjung village which is the largest village in the Khumbu region.

You can also visit the ancient monastery of the village. Then you explore the nearby places in the evening. Overnight stay in the hotel in Namche.

Day 6: Trek from Namche to Dhole

Kilometers: Namche – Dhole (11.5km)

Trip duration: 5-6 hours

Maximum Altitude: Dhole (4200m/ 133779ft)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After having breakfast, we will continue our trek and head towards Dhole. The trek duration will be 5 to 6 hours. We will be strolling above Dudh Koshi River and crossing the suspension bridge. Our trek continues along with the beautiful mountain views which include Everest, Ama Dablam, and Lhotse.

You will also be able to see the small Sherpa civilization and old monasteries. Finally, we will reach Dhole. Overnight stay in Dhole.

Day 7: Trek from Dhole to Machhermo (4470m)

Kilometers: Dhole – Machhermo (5.5 km)

Trip duration: 4 -5 Hours

Maximum Altitude: Machhermo (4470m/ 14460.50ft)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Leaving Dhole, the trail heads towards Machhermo. You will trek down from the campsite over the stream. Then you will cross a small ridge and step up to the valley. We will have a pleasant walk through the oak and pine forest. You can see yaks on the way. The trail is not too hard in this part, but getting to the snowy part can be a bit difficult.

Finally, we will get to the hotel for the night after reaching Machhermo. You can spend walking the around places in the evening.

Day 8: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo (4790m)

Kilometers: Machhermo – Gokyo (6.8km)

Trek duration: 5-6 hours

Maximum Altitude: Gokyo (4790m/ 15715.22ft)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Leaving Machhermo, the trail directs towards our main destination – Gokyo. The trail passes through rocky paths and amazing sceneries. You will get to view Mt. Lhotse, Maklu, and Cho Oyu throughout the journey. Along with that, you will see the fascinating Ngozumpa Glacier, ancient monasteries, and Gokyo Lake. Gokyo is the ancient Sherpa settlement.

We go through the riverbank before starting our ascent to the Ngazumpa glacier’s terminal moraine, where we will commence our ascent towards the first lake. Then, the trail goes the hill to the second lake view, and secondly, we will arrive at Gokyo on the edge of the third lake after an hour’s walk. Overnight stay in Gokyo.

Day 9:Acclimatizing and Early Morning explore Gokyo-Ri for Sunrise view (5337m)

Kilometers: Gokyo – Gokyo Ri (4 km)

Trip duration: 2-3 hours

Maximum Altitude: Gokyo Ri (5360m/ 17585.30)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is a bit strenuous trek day as we will trek to Gokyo Ri.  We will climb straight uphill to the Rocky Mountains. The paths are rough and consist of hard rocks and huge boulders. The strenuous trek rewards you with a beautiful view of Gokyo Lake and valley along with mountain views.

You can explore the Gokyo village or you can also trek to the 5th Gokyo Lake. Then you will return back to Gokyo for the night.

Day 10: Trek from Gokyo to Lundeng (4380m) via Renjo La Pass

Kilometers: Gokyo to Lundeng ( km)

Trip duration: 7 Hours

Maximum Altitude: Renjo La Pass (5360m)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we will be crossing another major destination of the trek that is Renjo La Pass. Leaving Gokyo, we will hike towards the northern valley passing through rough landscapes. Our trail passes through harsh terrains and steep mountains. Climbing the steep paths, you will reach Renjo La Pass (5435m). The point gives you a magnificent view of the valley, terrains, and mountains.

Then, you will climb down from Renjo La Pass. The route passes through beautiful grasslands along with Bhote Koshi Valley. Finally, after a few hours of walking, you will reach Lundeng. Overnight stay in Lundeng.

Day 11:Trek from Lundeng to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

Kilometers: Lundeng – Namche (6 km)

Trek duration: 5 hours.

Maximum Altitude: Namche Bazaar (3440m)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After having breakfast, we will leave Lundeng. The trail descends to Lundeng giving a farewell to Gokyo valley. Leaving the tree lines and mountains behind, we will get back to Namche Bazaar. After reaching Namche, you can either rest or explore the remaining places of the village. Overnight stay in the hotel in Namche Bazaar.

Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla

Kilometers: Namche – Lukla (13.5 km)

Trek duration: 4 to 5 hours.

Maximum Altitude:  Lukla (2840m)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is the last trek of our journey. We will have breakfast in Namche then head towards Lukla. We will be saying bye to the beautiful journey. We will trek to Namche via Monjo. We will be following the same route as before. After reaching Lukla we will get to the lodge and spend our night sharing the entire experience of the trek

Day 13: Flight back to Kathmandu

Kilometers: Lukla – Kathmandu (130- 140 km)

Flight Duration: 20-minutes

Maximum Altitude: Kathmandu (1350m/4428ft)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Finally, the journey ends here at Lukla. We will have a morning flight to Kathmandu. The flight offers you great scenic aerial views of mountain ranges and the entire valley. After landing in Kathmandu, we will transfer you to the hotel. You can rest in your leisure time or go shopping.

Overnight stay in the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 14: Final Departure

Meals: Breakfast

It is your final day in Nepal, after having breakfast, our representative will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport a few hours before your flight time. You can contact us whenever you will plan any trips to Nepal. We are always happy to serve you. We wish you a wonderful flight.

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Gokyo Trek Via Renjo La Pass

FAQ

Can I buy drinking water during the trek?

Yes, the local shops and guest houses sell the mineral water in this region. But the prices of water bottles are high in this area due to the geographical location and high transportation costs.

How can one avoid altitude sickness during the trek?

You can avoid altitude sickness during the trek by drinking plenty of water, getting slow walks, avoiding smoking and drinking, having a healthy diet, etc. a healthy body can definitely digest the altitude sickness so keep yourself fit.

Can I find Wi-Fi during the trek?

Yes, you will get internet services during the trek in the guesthouses and lodges. Some of them charge you for per hour use of the internet. The range of the internet is slower in this region. you cannot expect the internet everywhere during the trek.

How many Lakes are there in Gokyo?

In total there are 19 lakes in Gokyo which spread over an area of 485 acres. The lakes lie between 15100 to 16700 ft. There are a large number of lakes in Gokyo to visit. The lakes are definitely the most beautiful part of your trek.

How should I prepare myself for this trek?

You should keep your body fit enough to get on the heavy trails. Having healthy foods during the trek and drinking plenty of water can help you build stamina. Along with physical health, you need to prepare yourself mentally for the trek. Wake up every day with a strenuous mindset.

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Tom frad

Solo Traveller

Going on the Gokyo Trek via Renjo La Pass was an incredible experience. Nepal Mountain Adventure Family helped us a lot during the journey. Their guide Mr. pemba was super nice and told us all about the mountains and the area. We stayed in comfy places and ate yummy food. The Renjo La Pass was a bit challenging, but the view from the top was unbelievable. We saw Gokyo Lakes, the beautiful mountains, and it was so worth it. If you want to do this trek, I highly recommend Nepal Mountain Adventure Family. They made it amazing!

October 18, 2023

Anni Threm

Solo Traveller

Beautiful trek. Love the gokyo lakes.

October 17, 2023

Zuriya Kelvin

Solo Traveller

Hiking the Gokyo Trek via Renjo La Pass was a fantastic adventure, and having Nepal Mountain Adventure Family by our side made it even better. Their guides were not only friendly but also very knowledgeable about the mountains and the area. We stayed in cozy places and had delicious food. The trek was a bit tough, especially when we crossed Renjo La Pass, but the view from there was breathtaking. Seeing the Gokyo Lakes and the stunning mountains was a dream come true. I can’t thank Nepal Mountain Adventure Family enough for making this trek such an amazing experience. If you’re thinking about this trek, I highly recommend them; they are fantastic!

October 10, 2023

Mary Henry

Couple Traveller

Highly recommended for the nature lovers. I love the trek.

August 22, 2023

Lucas Johnson

Group Traveller

We did the Gokyo-Renjo La Pass trek and it was a fantastic journey! Our guide is very experienced and skilled, always prepared to answer questions and a pleasent person to be around. He really knows the area and obviously loves it and proudly shows it to you. The beautiful views will do the rest!

September 21, 2022
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