Everest Gokyo Renjo 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 1 to 16
  • Maximum Altitude 5,357 m

Everest Gokyo Lake Ranjo Pass La Trek is one of the most exhilarating trekking trails in Nepal. This trek is located in the Everest region of Nepal. The Gokyo Renjo Pass Trek is renowned for breathtaking views of incredible snow-capped mountains, icy glacier lakes, and historic Sherpa villages. It also offers a variety of wildlife, species of birds, and vegetation.

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

Here’s a comprehensive overview of this iconic trek:

Trek Route Overview

Our Everest Gokyo Lake Renjo Pass trek starts in Lukla after your link flight from Kathmandu. The real adventure of the journey starts in Lukla, a Sherpa settlement village with an airport, lodges, shops, cafes, etc.

The trail leads from Lukla and passes through beautiful villages such as Phakding and Monjo en route to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is a very famous and busy commercial town in Everest Trek, known as the “gateway to Mount Everest." The path diverts towards Thame village from Namche Bazaar. Thame village has a famous monastery with Sherpa culture. The trekking continues to Gokyo Valley, passing by Marlung, Lungden village, and crossing over Renjo Pass (5,360 m). The Renjo Pass top offers breathtaking and incredible views of Mount Everest, Nagzompa Glacier, Gokyo Lakes, and the valley. The views are priceless and can’t express much in words.

Then climb Gokyo Ri for the views before trekking down to join the main trail to Everest Base Camp Trek.

Namche Bazaar - A Gateway to Mount Everest

Namche Bazaar is one of the biggest villages, and its significance lies in the Everest region. It is known as the “gateway to Mount Everest". It is a tourist hub and trading centre in the Everest region. This village is the ‘outpost’ for trekkers and mountaineers who are ascending by this way to tap some high peaks. Namche Bazaar is a very famous place on the Everest Trek. Namche Bazaar has many facilities such as big hotels, restaurants, supermarket stores, trekking gear shops, ATMs, bakeries, health posts, etc. The Sherpa Museum in Namche reflects on the local culture, history, and ancestry of mountaineering. Namche Bazaar also offers great views of Mt. Thamserku and Mt. Kwande. On the hike on acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar, everyone enjoys the spectacular views of Mt. Everest and its surrounding peaks with natural greenery.

Thame Village

Thame village is another of the biggest settlements in the Everest region, apart from Khumjung and Kunda Village. Thame is a beautiful village with farming land and a natural environment. The village is also known for its centuries-old monastery, which carries much religious and cultural value for the local Sherpas. There are so many famous Sherpa mountaineers from this village. Apa Sherpa, one of the famous climbers who climbed Mount Everest 22 times, is from this village. The village displays the way of life for traditional Sherpa, consisting of stone dwellings decorated with prayer flags and nestled between magnificent mountains.

View from Renjo Pass Top

The outstanding panoramic views that are offered from Renjo La Pass top, we can't express in words. It is such a magnificent view over Mount Everest with its glaciers, lakes, and valleys. The Renjo top makes you feel how lucky you are to witness the 360-degree mountain view. The pass also offers a glimpse of the remote valley of Nangpa La and beyond, towards the Tibetan plateau.

In conclusion, the Everest Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass Trek is phenomenal. So far, it has been an unforgettable adventure, incorporating amazing natural bounties, rich culture, and daunting mountain passes. The trekkers are treated to emerald views and memories that can never fade away for the rest of their lives.

You fly to Lukla in the morning, either from Kathmandu Airport or Manthali Airport. You trek to Phakding for the first night after landing at Tenzing Hillary Airport, at Solukhumbu. Crossing a thrilling suspension bridge and passing nice settlement villages with dense forests, you reach the famous Namche Bazaar. After acclimatizing in Namche Bazaar, you go to Thame and cross the Renjo Pass, one of the best viewpoints in the Everest Trek, to reach Gokyo Valley. Gokyo is a very beautiful place, and Gokyo Ri offers an incredible view of towering mountains, glaciers, and lakes. 

What makes the Everest Gokyo Renjo Pass Trekking more unique

  • Less-crowded trekking routes 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, the 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

Views during the Everest Gokyo Renjo Pass Trek

The views during the Everest Gokyo Renjo Pass Trek are phenomenal. The trek offers views of Mt. Everest (8,849 m), the highest mountain in the world, along with other eight-thousand-over peaks Cho Oyu (8,201 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.

Beside high mountains, you get to see the outstanding scenery of the biggest glacier, Nagzompa, and Gokyo Lakes, surrounded by white-clustered mountains. The picturesque Sherpa villages, colorful prayer flags, thrilling suspension bridges, spectacular diverse landscape, wild animals, and Himalayan pheasants are other elements you can witness yourself on this trek.

If we talk about the internal view, the hospitality of the Sherpa people and their kindness will win your heart. There are ancient monasteries and stupas on the way. Overall, our 13-day Everest Gokyo Renjo Pass Trek is remarkable in the Everest region. This trek is highly recommended to all travelers who are looking for an alternative trekking route with fewer crowds in Everest.

When is the best time to Trek to Gokyo Renjo La Pass?

Trek to Gokyo Renjo La Pass is mainly possible in spring and autumn. It means spring (March to April) and autumn (October to November) are the best times to trek to Everest Gokyo Lake, crossing over Renjo Pass.

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.

It is still possible to do this trek in the monsoon, but the weather doesn't stay clear. Regarding this trek in the winter season, we do not recommend it because the trail must be blocked with snow and ice. Even though you can do this Everest Gokyo Renjo Pass Trek in winter with proper preparation. 

How Difficult is the Everest Gokyo Lake Renjo Pass Trek?

Everest Gokyo Lake Renjo Pass Trek is marked as a strenuous and challenging trek in the Everest region. The trek crosses a high pass that goes over 5,000 meters, and the trail is steep and rugged too. It is a trek for travellers who can endure challenging trek routes with numerous bends and off-beat sections. The Everest Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass Trekking demands good physical fitness if you do not have previous trekking experience. 

Look, even the trek marked easy has 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 guide and support team make the journey doable. 

What is our Everest Gokyo Renjo Pass Trek Package 2024?

First of all, our Everest Gokyo Renjo Pass Trek is designed for all those trekkers who are looking for a challenging walk in the Himalayas. We have offered the best price for the Gokyo Renjo Pass Hike for 2024. Our Gokyo Lake via Renjo Pass packages offer accommodation in Kathmandu, flight tickets, permits, meals, and accommodation during the trek. The package also includes our highly experienced, knowledgeable, and friendly guide and the required porters. 

Similar Trek: Langtang Lauribina Pass Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Lower Dolpo Trek etc.

Itinerary

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Our team pick you up from the Tribhuvan International Airport. We take you to the hotel in a private vehicle. You meet other members in the group while you are attending a meeting with our manager. We assist you for buying or renting anything you need before going on the trek. 

  • AccommodationHotel
  • Maximum Altitude1,310 m

The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla will be short and nerve-racking. You get to enjoy aerial views of the hills and mountains during the flight. Lukla is the starting point of the trek. You trek down to Phakding village (2,610 m) via Chheplung, Thade Koshi and Ghat. The route also offers a glimpse of the mountains along the way.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2,860 m

The trail goes north along the banks of the Dudh Koshi river and crosses multiple suspension bridges. From Monjo onwards, you trek in 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

Today is acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. You have a 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, you 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 & first man to be in Everest, Tenzing Norgay Sherpa are from here.

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

The trail offers beautiful scenery. It will be a blissful walk today. Leaving Thame, you trek gradually to Marulung (4,200 m). After short tea break with views, you climb for 1 hour to reach camp site, Lungden. You can visit an old trade route to Tibet called Nakpa Valley or hike to Relmo Lake in the afternoon as acclimatize, if the weather permits.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude4,350 m

Today is big and tough day. You start in the dark with pack lunch and carrying enough water to cross the Renjo pass before 10:00 AM. It is almost 1000 meters climb in 4 hours to the Renjo top and 500-600 meters down to Gokyo valley. The powerful winds after that can become an obstacle to cross the pass. The renjo top offers an outstanding view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Makalu with Nagzompa Glacier and beautiful Gokyo lakes. Further, we trek a downhill route and head to Gokyo village passing by a Gokyo lake.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude4,780 m

Today, we hike Gokyo Ri, the famous viewpoint to enjoy breath-taking 360 degree views. We hike in the morning. It is 2 hours steep climb and rocky path at the end.

The views from Gokyo Ri are almost same as Renjo Pass. So if you would like to do different experience, then hiking up to fifth lake is best option. The hike to fifth lake offers a remarkable view of the Ngozumpa Glacier, Cho Oyu Base Camp as well as more face and body of Mt Everest.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude4,780 m

Today, you trek down to  Phortse Thagna (Thagna means resting place is Sherpa language). You get see three lakes and Mt Cho Oyu while going down. You pass couple of tea house settlement villages, Machhermo and Dole. From Dole, the trails goes down to Phortse Thagna through Rhododendron forest. You may see a musk deer in the forest. 

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

Walking along a sandy slope, you ascend through a series of steep curves to Mong La. The climb from Phortse to Mong La top is little tough. Mong La is the birth place of Lama Saint Dorje, re-incarnate monk of Rongbok Monastery Tibet. Lama Dorge is a found of famous Tengboche Monastery.

The trail goes down to Namche Bazaar through Khumjung village (3,790 m). Khumjung village has one of the oldest monastery and Sir Edmund Hilary School. Khumjung village is also known as green valley in the Everest Trek. 

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

You trek back to Lukla. Leaving Namche Bazaar after breakfast, the trail steeply descends through dense forest to Jorsalle. Today is same way back to Lukla. You re-cross all the suspension bridges, pass villages to reach Phakding. From here, gradually ascending to Lukla.

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

You fly to Kathmandu in the morning, then drive to Hotel. Free afternoon. You will be taken to the place in the evening where Nepal Gateway Trekking booked for farewell dinner. 

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

Our team drop you to Kathmandu airport. 

  • MealsBreakfast

This is our standard itinerary.
We customize the trip accordingly client's interests and time-frame.
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Map

Everest Gokyo Renjo Pass Trek - 13 Days map

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
  • Everest Gokyo Rejno Pass Trekking map
  • Nepal Gateway Company T-shirt
  • Farewell dinner
  • Local fresh fruit
  • First aid kit
  • Evacuation assist
  • Government taxes
  • Office service charge

Excludes

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Your medical travel insurance
  • Nepal entry visa. 
  • 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: SaturdayMay 18, 2024End DateEnd: ThursdayMay 30, 2024StatusAvailablePriceUS$1270
Start DateStart: WednesdayMay 22, 2024End DateEnd: MondayJune 03, 2024StatusAvailablePriceUS$1270
Start DateStart: SaturdayMay 25, 2024End DateEnd: ThursdayJune 06, 2024StatusAvailablePriceUS$1270
Start DateStart: WednesdayMay 29, 2024End DateEnd: MondayJune 10, 2024StatusAvailablePriceUS$1270

The departure date and price are specified for group joining. The arrival and departure date are to/from Kathmandu.
For Private Trip 

Useful Info

Altitude Sickness during Everest Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek

You have to be aware of altitude sickness during the Everest Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek. 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 Everest Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek itinerary has 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.
 

Everest Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek for Solo/Group

We organize both solo and group departures for the Everest Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek in Nepal. Whether you are a solo traveller or travelling 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 larger group than this, contact us, and we'll give you the best advice and price. Last-minute bookings are also available if you pay 100% of the package cost.

Travel Tips for Everest Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek Route

Accommodation: The Everest Gokyo 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 device 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 it in the hotel's locker free of charge.

Personal Expenses: You can make a budget of USD 10 to USD 15 per day while travelling 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: Everest Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek is a high-altitude trek, and we recommend travel insurance for 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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