Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek - 13 Days

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  • Duration 13 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Type Lodge Based Trekking
  • Best Season Spring (March - May) & Autumn (Sept - Nov)
  • Group Size 16
  • Maximum Altitude 5,357 m

Highlights

  • Less crowded trekking route in the Everest region
  • Off-beat trail with fantastic mountain views, including Mt. Everest
  • Explore the famous Sherpa town, Namche Bazaar, and hike to one of the world's highest hotels, Everest View Hotel
  • Get to experience tranquil trekking and cross Renjo La pass
  • Explore stunning Gokyo Lakes and hike to Gokyo Ri
  • Have a close glimpse of the lifestyle of Sherpas and other thriving cultural heritage of the Khumbu region
  • Come across lush rhododendron forests, beautiful villages, lovely waterfalls, thrilling suspension bridges, green meadows, verdant valleys, and glaciers

The Everest region has some of the most adventurous and beautiful trekking routes, no doubt. Everest Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass Trek especially provides an off-beat trekking experience in less than 14 days which is something different. To make the trek furthermore challenging, you can combine Cho La pass in the itinerary with Everest Base Camp.

Leaving the busier Everest Base Camp trek route, you can embark on an exotic less crowded trekking route with us on our 13 days Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek, enjoying equally rewarding mountain views, rich Sherpa culture, and stunning alpine lakes.

Renjo La Pass Trekking takes you up to 5,360 meters from sea level amidst giant snow-capped Himalayan mountains and unfolds breathtaking landscapes. From Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) onwards, you trek north towards the stunning Gokyo Valley that houses the divine turquoise Gokyo Lakes. The trail goes through lovely rhododendron forests and green meadows to the rocky, glacial zone.

Renjo La Pass Trek is also known as Gokyo Trek or Gokyo Lakes Trek. You can join this amazing Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek 2022 anytime. Likewise, our booking for Renjo La Pass Trek 2023 peak season is also open. You can freely talk to our friendly travel consultant if you have any queries.

Views during the Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek

The views during the Everest Gokyo Lakes trek with Renjo La Pass are phenomenal. The trek offers views of Mt. Everest (8,849 m), the highest mountain in the world, along with some other eight-thousanders like Cho Oyu (8,188 m), Makalu (8,463 m), and Lhotse (8,516 m). Apart from these mountains, you get to see views of Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,608 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Island Peak (6,160 m), etc.

In the Gokyo Valley, you get to see outstanding scenery at each Gokyo Lake surrounded by white-clustered mountains. The picturesque Sherpa villages, colorful prayer flags, and thrilling suspension bridges are some other elements that add up to the views.

If we talk about the internal view, then the hospitality of the Sherpa people and their kindness will win your heart. There are ancient monasteries and stupas on the way. Overall 13 days Gokyo Renjo La pass trek is a remarkable trek in the Everest region, and highly recommended to travelers looking for an alternative trekking route.

Renjo La Pass difficulty

Gokyo Renjo La pass difficulty is marked as challenging. The trek crosses a high pass that goes over 5,000 meters, and the trail is steep & rugged. It's a trek for travelers who can endure difficult trek routes with numerous bends and off-beat sections. The Everest Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass Trekking demands good physical fitness, if not previous trekking experience. Not recommended to trek with a kid or the elderly.

Look, even the trek marked easy has also some level of difficulty when it comes to trekking in the Himalayas. What you have to consider is whether your body can push or not on the given terrain. Our professional team and assistance during the Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek Nepal do make the journey doable. However, we still need proper preparation.

What do we offer?

First of all, our well-made Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek itinerary with ample rest days is perfect for every trekker. While trekking with us, you will be guided by our kind and friendly guides. Likewise, we offer the best Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek price and full attention to our guests, which makes their journey in Nepal fantastic.

Here are some other treks with a similar level of difficulty and adventure: Langtang Lauribina Pass Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Lower Dolpo Trek etc.

Itinerary

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Our team will pick you up from the Tribhuvan International Airport today. We will take you to the hotel in a private vehicle. Meet with the rest of the team members at a complimentary welcome dinner by the company. We will end the day strolling on the bustling streets of Thamel.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsWelcome dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1,310 m

The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla will be short and nerve-racking. We get to enjoy aerial views of the hills and mountains during the flight. Lukla is our starting point of the trek. To avoid altitude sickness, we will drop down to Phakding village (2,610 m). From Lukla, the route descends through lush forests and offers a glimpse of the mountains along the way.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2,840 m

The trail goes north along the banks of the Dudh Koshi river and crosses multiple suspension bridges. From Monjo onwards, we trek the Sagarmatha National Park. The trail ascends through dense forests. The path gets steep before you reach Namche Bazaar. Upon reaching here, you get to see the first glimpse of Mt. Everest.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3,441 m

We take a rest day in Namche Bazaar. There are many cafes, restaurants, shops, and museums in Namche Bazar. We have the option to go on a hike to Everest View Hotel, one of the highest hotels in the world. The hiking route ascends through the Syangboche airstrip. You can see views of Everest and other mountains from all the windows of this hotel.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3,800 m

Following the Bhote Koshi river, we walk by lush pine and rhododendron forests. Passing by a few stupas, we reach Thamo. The route descends steeply to Khumbu Hydroelectric Plant and leads us to Thame. Thame is home to some of the famous Sherpa mountaineers. The 21 times Everest scaler, Apa Sherpa & Tenzing Norgay Sherpa is also from here.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3,800 m

The trail offers beautiful scenery. It will be a blissful walk today. We will begin trekking through Marulung (4,200 m) and head towards Lungden. We will have some spare time to rest. We can visit an old trade route to Tibet called Nakpa Valley or hike to Relmo Lake.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude4,610 m

The trail ascends to Renjo La pass. We begin walking early in the morning to cross the pass by 10:00 AM. The powerful winds after that can become an obstacle to cross the pass. The top of the pass presents an outstanding scenery of mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and others. Further, we trek on a downhill route and head to Gokyo village passing by a few lakes.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude5,345 m

In Gokyo village, we will be spending our second acclimatization. Gokyo Ri is the famous viewpoint where trekkers ascend to enjoy breathtaking views. The trail to the viewpoint is steep and rocky. We can also go on a hike to the fifth lake, Gokyo Lake. It offers a remarkable view of the Ngozumpa Glacier and Cho Oyu Base Camp.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude5,357 m

Our trek continues past the Ngozumpa Glacier. Following a rocky terrain, we ascend and descend numerous times. The valley descends along the eastern glacial moraines. As we descend the views get surreal. Soon, the trail takes us to Phortse Thagna for a night's stay.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3,610 m

Walking along a sandy slope, we ascend through a series of steep curves. The trail passes through an old village and continues to ascend to Khumjung village (3,790 m). From here, we walk to Namche Bazar, enjoying stunning mountain views.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3,441 m

Trek back to Lukla. The trail steeply descends through small settlement areas and dense forests. You will be re-crossing all the suspension bridges and reaching Phakding. From here, ascend following a stream to Lukla.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2,840 m

Lukla Kathmandu flight is thrilling and short. The flight offers the last views of the snow-capped mountains. We escort you to the hotel after landing in Kathmandu. The entire day is leisure. In the late evening, we met over farewell dinner.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast & Farewell dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1,310 m

As the trip comes to the end, we will bid you goodbye and help you with the check-out. Three hours before the flight departure time, our team will drop you at the international airport terminal.

  • MealsBreakfast

This is our standard and recommended itinerary. If this itinerary doesn’t suit to you, we can customize your trip as per your interest and time-frame. Click here for Tailor-Made program. 

Includes

  • All grounded transportation as per itinerary
  • Two nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu inclusive breakfast
  • Round flight ticket (Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu) inclusive domestic airport taxes
  • Three times meal (Breakfast/lunch/dinner) and accommodations during the trekking
  • One highly experience English speaking & friendly trekking guide and required porter including their expenses
  • Sagarmatha National Park permit and TIMS card
  • Gokyo Rejno Pass Trekking map
  • Nepal Gateway Company T-shirt and achievement certificate
  • Local fresh fruit
  • First aid kit
  • Evacuation assist if needed
  • Government taxes and office service charge

Excludes

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Your travel insurance
  • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa quickly upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa suitable for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 50 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 135. Please bring two passport-size photos.
  • Your international flight ticket to/from Kathmandu
  • Your personal nature expenses, equipment and medical kit
  • All kinds of hot and cold drinks and alcoholic beverage in trekking
  • Hot shower, internet and phone call unless it is free
  • Tipping to field staffs (Tipping is not mandatory but expected)

Dates & Price

Date StatusPrice 
Start DateStart: SaturdayJuly 09, 2022End DateEnd: ThursdayJuly 21, 2022StatusAvailablePriceUS$1260
Start DateStart: SaturdayJuly 16, 2022End DateEnd: ThursdayJuly 28, 2022StatusAvailablePriceUS$1260

This is our set fixed departure date. The arrival and departure date to/from Kathmandu, Nepal. The date and price are specified for group joining. 
For Private Trip 

Useful Info

Altitude Sickness

You have to be aware of altitude sickness during the Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek. The altitude sickness is not something of a big concern because our guide will also make sure everyone in the group is doing fine. Even though our Renjo La Pass Trek itinerary has the acclimatization days, do know the following things to avoid it from your side:

Climb high and sleep low.

Do not ascend more than 500 meters in a day, and maintain your pace.

Eat fresh food as much as possible to stay away from an upset stomach.

Drink lots of water daily to keep yourself hydrated. A dehydrated body is more prone to altitude sickness.

Do not consume alcohol or smoke.

Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek Solo/Group

We organize both solo and group departures for Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek Nepal. Whether you are a solo traveler or traveling in a group, you can join this trek with us. During the solo Renjo La Pass Trek, you'll be joined by our guide and a porter.

For groups, 2 to 12 people can join at a time. If you have a bigger group than this, contact us, and we'll give you the best advice & price. Last-minute bookings are also available if you pay 100% of the package cost.

Best time to do Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek

Renjo La Pass Trekking is only possible in spring and autumn. In other seasons, the trail gets blocked or closed either because of rainfall/snowfall. Spring (March to April) and autumn (October to November) are the peak trekking season for Renjo La Pass Trek.

You get to enjoy sensational mountain views in these months and lush seasonal vegetation. The starting part of the trail is bustling with fellow trekkers from all around the world and the vibe is immaculate. The moderate temperature and clear sky of these two seasons are all you need for a smooth journey.

Travel Tips

Accommodation: The Renjo La Pass Trek package has basic accommodation facilities on the trail. We offer twin-shared rooms usually. For a single room, let us know while booking. The washroom can be shared or private. The rooms will be decent enough to spend the night in the Himalayas.

Food: Up to Namche Bazaar, the food options are quite diverse. You can get pizza, macaroni, sandwiches, etc. From here onwards, the trail only gets remote with limited services, and the typical Nepali dal bhat tarkari becomes the most delicious & staple meal.

ATM: The last ATM is in Namche Bazaar. You can withdraw some money here to use while trekking.

Charging: All lodges have charging stations where you can charge your cell phone and camera batteries. The charging may cost you a few little bucks. You can carry spare batteries too.

Luggage: The trekking luggage is packed in the duffel bag. The trekkers can carry essential stuff in a day pack. The duffel bag weight limit is 10 kgs per trekker. If you are left with a suitcase, then you can store them in the hotel's locker free of charge.

Personal Expenses: You can make a budget of USD 10 to USD 15 per day while traveling in Nepal to buy services and things out of the offered itinerary. Likewise, costs of shopping, international flights, travel insurance, etc are also not covered in the package cost.

Travel Insurance: Renjo La Pass Trek is a high-altitude trek, and we recommend travel insurance for a backup. It is compulsory, it will help you get medical assistance quickly in times of crisis.

Tipping: You are free to tip whatever you want to our crew members at the end of the trip. Tipping is not covered in the Renjo La Pass Trek cost.

Client Reviews

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  • We had a great time in Nepal

    We had a great time in Nepal. This time we trekked Gokyo Valley and Renjo la Pass in the Mt. Everest region.   Everything was perfectly organized. For me, it was already the third tour with Nepal Gateway Team and it will certainly be followed by many more. It is a great country, a beautiful landscape, and very hospitable people. Travel the land and you will not regret a day.

    Beate - Hendrikje - Heike
    Beate - Hendrikje - HeikeGermany, Travel Date: 09/04/2018
  • He was always respectful of us and other trekkers and we enjoyed his company.

    Raj was friendly and helpful from the moment we met him at Kathmandu airport.  It was our first trip to Nepal and it was great to have his guidance.  He organized our trek and the flight to Lukla and made sure we had everything we needed.

    We walked with Raj and a lovely young porter, Rudra, to Gokyo Lakes and over Renjo Pass; spectacular country and friendly open people. Raj loves his country and takes great delight in being able to answer any question you can throw at him. 

    We appreciated his advice and never felt that he was intrusive, he was always respectful of us and other trekkers and we enjoyed his company.  Late in the trek, Ros was hit with a nasty dose of Nepalese belly and had to be evacuated by helicopter to Kathmandu. Raj managed the evacuation very professionally and the stress of the episode was much diminished by his competency. The helicopter flight was great! A night in hospital resolved the issue and we were soon back on track and headed east to tea country around Ilam for some rest and recuperation. When we returned three weeks later we met up with him again in Kathmandu and Raj was kind enough to take us sightseeing, helped out with packing when it was time to leave, and made sure we got to the airport without too much hassle. He is a nice man, you will like him. Thanks, Raj, it was a great holiday!

    Rod MacGregor and Rosiland H. Robertson
    Rod MacGregor and Rosiland H. RobertsonAustralia, Travel Date: 14/01/2016

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