Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek - 14 Days

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Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass
At a Glance
  • Duration14 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max Altitude 5555 M
  • Group Size Up to 10 Pax
  • Starts Kathmandu Airport
  • Ends Kathmandu Airport

Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek is a thrilling adventure of 14 days taking you to the mystical Gokyo lakes and the challenging high pass. This moderately challenging journey offers you an opportunity to explore the towering peaks, including the majestic Mt. Everest (8848m), and the enchanting Gokyo Lake along with glaciers. 

Your trip begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a captivating trek through the heart of the Solukhumbu region.
The path leads you to Namche Bazaar (3445m) on the second day, which is a vibrant hub in the Himalayas. As you traverse through Phakding and its charming Sherpa villages, you'll encounter the incredible Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its diverse wildlife and lush vegetation.

Traversing through Dole and Machhermo, you'll finally reach the pristine Gokyo Lake on the eighth day of trekking. A highlight of your trip, Gokyo Lake offers you breathtaking views and serene surroundings. You will then hike to Gokyo Ri situated at an elevation of 5360m, which treats you to a mesmerizing panorama of Himalayan giants like Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, etc. 

One of the most remarkable segments of the trek is the crossing of the Renjo La Pass (5435m), which again provides a jaw-dropping vista of Gokyo Lake and the Himalayan range from its peak. 

Apart from the natural wonders, you'll also get immersed in the rich culture, traditions, and lifestyle of the Sherpa people along the route. Buddhist monuments, stupas, and warm hospitality of the local communities will enrich your journey, creating memories that last a lifetime. 

Join us on this incredible trek in 2024/2025 as you get ready for an adventure that combines nature's majesty with cultural exploration.

Major highlights of the Everest Renjo la Pass trek

  • Get stunning sights of the Himalayan mountains including Mt. Everest(8848m), Mt. Choyu(8180m), Mt. Lhotse(8,515m), and Mt. Makalu(8,463m)
  • Experience the ancient Sherpa cultures, traditions & lifestyle
  • Enjoy the incredible views of Gokyo Valley and green lakes at Gokyo Ri. 
  • Traverse through the challenging pathway and thrilling uphill hiking.
  • Witness the biggest Ngozumpa glacier during the trek. 

What to Expect on the Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek?

The Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek is a thrilling adventure that takes you to the heart of the Himalayas. You can expect to witness stunning mountain vistas, and serene lakes, along with a chance to cross a high mountain pass during this journey. 

Along the way, you'll pass through charming Sherpa villages, and lush forests, where you will get to experience and witness the ethnic traditions, culture, and lifestyle. 

The trek is both physically demanding and rewarding, offering breathtaking views and a sense of accomplishment. You will get to explore the mesmerizing Gokyo Lake, the vantage point of Gokyo Ri during the journey. Overall, you can expect to have an adventure filled with scenic and cultural treats. 

Are you fit for the Gokyo and Renjo La Pass Trek?

To undertake the Gokyo and Renjo La Pass trek, it's important to have a good level of physical fitness. As the trek involves walking for several hours each day, often on steep and uneven terrain, you must have some prior hiking experience, and having a good level of physical fitness will be beneficial. 

We highly recommend you engage in regular exercise, such as walking, jogging, or hiking, to build stamina and strength before the trek. If you are someone seeking an adventurous journey in the Himalayas which is both challenging and rewarding then, this is a perfect trip for you.

Renjo La Pass Trek Difficulty Level

The Renjo La Pass trek is considered moderately challenging. While it doesn't require technical mountaineering skills, it does demand a good level of physical fitness and stamina. The trek involves steep ascents and descents, and you'll be hiking for several hours each day at high altitudes. 

Thus, proper preparation through regular exercises and strength training is essential. Also, as the trek takes you to a higher altitude, you have to have acclimatization days into the itinerary to help you adjust to the altitude and reduce the risk of altitude sickness. We also recommend you take a few short hikes and treks to get used to walking and the high altitude. 

Acclimatization and Safety on the Gokyo Renjo La Trekking

Acclimatization is crucial on the Gokyo Renjo La trek to prevent altitude sickness. As the journey takes you to a higher altitude, there is a potential risk of altitude sickness. Our itinerary includes rest days in places like Namche Bazaar and Gokyo, allowing your body to adjust to higher altitudes gradually. 

Also, make sure that you follow your guide's advice, stay hydrated, and ascend slowly. Safety is the top priority while trekking so be well prepared for changing weather conditions and carry essential items like warm clothing, a first aid kit, and a communication device. Keep in mind to inform your guide as soon as you feel any discomfort. 

How to get ready for the Renjo La Pass Trek?

Preparing for the Renjo La Pass trek involves a few key steps. First, you should focus on your physical fitness by engaging in regular cardiovascular exercises and strength training. If it is possible, you should go for short hikes and treks to acclimatize yourself and get used to walking. 

Acclimatization is crucial for high altitudes, so choose your itinerary accordingly, allowing for gradual altitude gain. Make sure to pack essential gear such as sturdy hiking boots, warm clothing, a good-quality sleeping bag, and a reliable backpack for an enjoyable journey. Lastly, mentally prepare for the challenge, and any kind of changes you might face along the trail, keeping a positive attitude and respecting the local culture.

A Day in the Life During the Renjo La Pass Journey

Each day on the Renjo La Pass journey is an exciting blend of adventure and natural beauty. You'll wake up early to catch the stunning sunrise over the mountains. After a hearty breakfast, you'll set off on the trail, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes. 

Along the way, you'll encounter small villages and friendly locals where you can take breaks to rest and refuel, enjoying the mountain views. As you approach the designated place of the day, the trail might get steeper and more challenging. 

After a few hours of walking, you will finally arrive at the place where you will be spending the night and the evenings are usually spent chatting with fellow trekkers and enjoying the serene surroundings.

Maximum Altitude on the Everest Renjo La Pass Trek

The highest point of the Everest Renjo La Pass trek is the Renjo La Pass itself, which stands at an elevation of 5,345 meters (17,563 feet) above sea level. 

This is a challenging part of the trek due to the high altitude, steep ascent, and potentially snowy conditions which can be strenuous for some but the breathtaking panoramic views from the pass are well worth the effort. Make sure to walk at your pace while taking a rest to fully enjoy the walk. 

14 Days Gokyo Renjo La Pass trekking Itinerary

This is an itinerary of 14 day journey to the Gokyo Renjo La Pass which is designed by our expert team to cater to the wide range of trekkers. If you would like to extend or condense the given itinerary or any other elements of the journey, you can directly contact us as all of our including the Gokyo Renjo La pass trekking are customizable. 

Itinerary

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  • Max Altitude:1350m
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be warmly greeted by our Himalayan Recreation Treks representative. Then, you will be escorted to your hotel where you can freshen up and take a well-deserved rest. 

Later, a short briefing session about the upcoming trek will be provided to you with essential information from the guide. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

  • Max Altitude:2,651m
  • Time:3-4 hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

An early morning flight takes you from Kathmandu to Lukla today. This scenic journey lasts around 30-35 minutes and offers you breathtaking sights of the mountains and valleys. Upon landing in Lukla, you can take some time to explore the quaint town. 

Your trek then begins with a scenic trail leading to Phakding. Throughout the journey, you'll be treated to mesmerizing views of the Himalayas. After a few hours of walking, you will arrive in Phakding. Overnight stay in Phakding. 

  • Max Altitude:3,445m
  • Time:6-7 hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

After a hearty breakfast, today you set out towards Namche Bazaar. You'll cross several suspension bridges and follow the banks of the Dudhkoshi River. The trail takes you through small Sherpa villages and into the renowned Sagarmatha National Park. 

After having a quick lunch break at Jorsalle village, you will continue through pine forests and uphill trails to finally reach the bustling Namche Bazaar. It takes a total walk of around 5 to 6 hours for you to arrive in Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar. 

  • Max Altitude:3445M
  • Time:3-4 hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

This is a day dedicated to rest and acclimatization. You will embark on a hike to Syangboche airport (3700m), followed by a climb to Everest View Hotel for a panoramic view of iconic peaks like Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. 

Along the way, you will get to visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery. This acclimatization day will help you adjust to the altitude while you also get to explore the Namche Bazaar. Overnight at a guesthouse in Namche Bazaar.

  • Max Altitude:4,035m
  • Time:6-7 hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

After breakfast, you will head to Dole from Namche Bazaar today. The trek starts first towards Kyangjuma. Passing tea houses in Kyangjuma, the trail then leads you to a different valley away from the traditional Everest route. 

Crossing Mong La and descending to Phortse Tenga, you'll be treated to stunning views of Taboche (6,367m) and Chola Tse (6,337m) along the route. As you walk through the rhododendron forests and have a gradual climb, the trail will soon lead you to Dole for your overnight stay at a guesthouse. 

  • Max Altitude:4,455m
  • Time:4-5 hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

Today's trek involves a continuous uphill path from Dole to Machhermo, lasting about 4-5 hours. It is comparatively an easy walk that begins with a climb as you leave behind the village Dole. On the way, you will get to witness the spectacular sight of the mountains and changing scenery. 

The captivating view and challenging terrain make for an exhilarating day and you will soon arrive at Machhermo. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Machhermo.

  • Max Altitude:4,750m
  • Time:5-6 hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

Today, the trail leads you to Gokyo from Machhermo. Setting out after breakfast, the trail first takes you over a ridge that offers an even more enticing view. 

As you gaze upon the majestic sight of Mt. Choyu and the incredible vista of Khantenga Gorge, you will continue the walk toward Gokyo Valley. Soon, you will descend to the riverside before ascending to the Ngozumpa Glacier's terminal hill. After a higher climb, you'll arrive at Gokyo, where you'll spend the night in a cozy guesthouse. The walk today is around 5 to 6 hours until you make it to the Gokyo Valley. Overnight stay in Gokyo. 

  • Max Altitude:5,360m/4,750m
  • Time:5-7 hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

It is one of the highlight days of the trek for you as you will be hiking to the viewpoint of Gokyo Ri today. An early morning ascent takes you to Gokyo Ri's peak (5360m), which offers panoramic views of Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and more. 

The breathtaking scenery and a sense of accomplishment make this climb unforgettable. After enjoying the mesmerizing views and capturing them, you will descend to the Gokyo Valley you can enjoy breakfast and leisure time by the tranquil Gokyo Lake, preparing for the next day's adventure. Overnight at the guesthouse in Gokyo.

  • Max Altitude:5,345m/4,300m
  • Time:7-8 hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

It is a big day today as you will be crossing the Renjo La Pass. Begin your day early with a walk alongside Gokyo Lake to reach the base of Renjo La Pass. 

It is a challenging walk to the pass which is mostly uphill on a rugged trail. After a few hours of uphill walk, you will reach the top of the pass which rewards you with awe-inspiring views of a wide range of mountains. You can take some time to relish the breathtaking sight and capture the moments. You will then descend through varied terrain to reach Lunden, which is a serene spot on the route to Thame. Overnight stay in Lunden. 

  • Max Altitude:3,820m
  • Time:4-5 hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

Today, you will head to Thame from Lunden. It is mostly descending and takes around 4 to 5 hours for you to arrive in Thame. You will walk as you descend through Yak grazing areas and picturesque landscapes. 

After a while, you'll reach the village of Marulung, adorned with Tibetan influences. There, you can visit the oldest monastery in the Khumbu region before spending the night in Thame's guesthouse. Overnight stay in Thame. 

  • Max Altitude:3445m
  • Time:5-6 hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

It is a day to head back to Namche Bazaar from Thame. Embark on a pleasant walk back to Namche Bazaar after breakfast in Thame. On the way, you will pass by several other villages, and as you pass through Thamo village, the greenery and tree lines return. 

The familiar surroundings provide a comforting journey back to Namche Bazaar. It takes a walk of around 5 to 6 hours for you to arrive in Namche Bazaar from Thame. Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar. 

  • Max Altitude:2800m
  • Time:7-8 hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

After breakfast, today, the trail leads you to Lukla from Namche Bazaar. The trek descends steeply through the Dudh Koshi River valley, passing Sherpa villages and picturesque landscapes. Along the way, you can once again witness the ethnic lifestyle and culture of the local communities. 

The trail then leads you to Lukla, where you can rest and reflect on the incredible journey you've undertaken. Overnight stay in Lukla.

  • Max Altitude:1350M
  • Time:35 Minutes
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast And Dinner

It is a day to get back to Kathmandu. Early in the morning, you will take a flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla, which provides you with another opportunity to enjoy the aerial views of the Himalayas. With your return to Kathmandu, you can choose to rest or explore the city's attractions. A farewell dinner organized by our team to add a special touch to your final night in Nepal. Overnight stay in Kathmandu. 

  • Meals:Breakfast

Your remarkable journey in Nepal comes to an end today. A representative from Himalayan Recreation will transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport in time for your return flight. 

Cost Details

Cost Includes
  • All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport transfers
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • 3 standard meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners) during the trek
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek.
  • Domestic flights (From Kathmandu - Lukla or Manthali - Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu or Lukla to Manthali) including airport departure tax and transfers. (Note: If you want to take a shared helicopter, it will cost you an extra amount.)
  • Himalayan Recreation’s experienced, government licensed, English speaking trekking guide during the trip.
  • Porter services for 12 days (1 porter = 2 trekkers).
  • All costs of staff which includes food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment’s and medicines.
  • Duffel bag use while trekking, Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • Required Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee & TIMS Fee
  • First aid medicine kit
  • Farewell dinner with Cultural show in a fine restaurant on second last day.
  • Government taxes & office service charge
Cost Excludes
  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
  • Personal Travel insurance, which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • Personal trekking equipment or expenses
  • Alcoholic drinks and beverages.
  • Tips for trekking guides, porters and drivers (tipping is expected)
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.

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Know Before You Go

Packing List and Essentials for the Gokyo and Renjo La Pass Trekking

Packing wisely is key to a successful trek. Essential items for Goky and Renjo la pass trekking include comfortable trekking clothes, sturdy hiking boots, a warm sleeping bag, a down jacket, gloves, a hat, sunglasses, a water bottle, water purification tablets, a headlamp, a camera, personal toiletries, and a small first aid kit. 

Also, you can rent or buy the gear and equipment required for the trek in Kathmandu.

You can check out our blog for more detailed information on What to Pack For Trekking in Nepal.

Best Time for the Everest Renjo La Pass Trek in 2024 And 2025

The best time for the Everest Renjo La Pass trek is during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons. From March to May and from September to November, the weather is relatively stable, and the skies are clear, providing excellent visibility of the stunning Himalayan vistas. 

During these months, the temperatures are moderate, making trekking enjoyable and comfortable. In spring, you will be able to enjoy the trail full of blooming rhododendrons whereas, autumn offers some of the best sights of the mountains with clear blue sky. 

If you are considering trekking during monsoon or winter, make sure that you are well-prepared as the monsoon season brings heavy rain with chances of a landslide at some places. Winter can be challenging because of the harsh cold weather and heavy snowfall. 

Accommodation during the Gokyo Renjo La Trek

Accommodation along the Gokyo Renjo La trek is provided in local teahouses or guesthouses. These are basic lodges equipped with essential facilities such as rooms with beds and blankets. 

The accommodations may vary in terms of comfort and amenities, but they offer a warm and cozy atmosphere for you. Keep in mind that as you gain altitude, facilities may become more basic, so it's advisable to be prepared for simpler accommodations as you reach higher elevations.

Food and Drinking Water during the Gokyo and Renjo La Pass Trek

During the trek, Our Package includes three meals a day. Local teahouses offer a variety of meals to fuel your trekking adventure. You can expect options like dal bhat (rice with lentil soup), noodles, soups, momos (dumplings), and even some Western dishes. 

While the food is hearty and nourishing, keep in mind that as you ascend, the availability of ingredients may become more limited. We also recommend you carry some light snacks to keep yourself fueled along the route.

As for drinking water, it can be purchased at teahouses, but it's recommended to use water purification tablets or filters to ensure your safety. It's also a good idea to carry a reusable water bottle to minimize plastic waste.

Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek Cost Details for 2024, 2025

The Gokyo Renjo La Pass trek cost can vary depending on factors such as the duration of the trek, the type of accommodations, and inclusions along with the route and itinerary. On average, the cost can range from around $1200 to $1800 per person. This cost typically covers accommodation, meals, transportation, trekking permits, a guide, and porters. 

Also, keep in mind that the cost can vary based on the type of trip which can either be a group trip or private or solo trip. The group trip can cost a little less costly compared to the other trips. 

Permits Required for the Renjo La Pass Trek 

For the Gokyo Renjo La Pass trek, you'll need two permits which are;

  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit: The cost of the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit is NPR 3,000 (approximately USD 27)
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry Permit: The Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry Permit costs NPR 2,000 (approximately USD 18).

Travel Insurance for the Renjo La Pass Trekking

Travel insurance is highly recommended for the Renjo La Pass trek. It should cover emergency medical expenses, medical evacuation at high altitudes, trip cancellations or delays, and loss or theft of belongings. 

Make sure your insurance policy is suitable for trekking at high altitudes and that it includes coverage for potential risks such as altitude sickness. 
During the booking process, you should provide us with a copy of your insurance details as our package does not cover the insurance. 

Luggage and Storage for the Renjo La Pass Trip

When embarking on the Renjo La Pass trek, it's advisable to pack light to make your journey more comfortable. However, if there is any extra luggage that cannot be taken on the trek, you can leave the luggage at your hotel in Kathmandu or our office.

Also, if you are considering hiring a porter for the journey, keep in mind that a single porter can carry a weight limit of 25 kg which is to be shared by two trekkers. 

Booking Everest Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trekking with Himalayan Recreation

Our expert team makes sure that your trekking trip in Nepal is seamless and provides you with the best experience. To book the Everest Gokyo Renjo La Pass trekking with Himalayan Recreation, you can get in touch with us through their website, email, or phone. 

For payment, there are several methods you can use such as inter-banking or online platforms As we are online 24/7 to provide you with the service, make sure to reach out to us in case of any confusion. 

Last-Minute Booking of Everest Renjo La Pass Trekking

While it's generally recommended to plan and book your trek in advance, last-minute bookings for the Everest Renjo La Pass trekking are also possible with Himalayan Recreation. 

However, keep in mind that availability for accommodations, guides, and permits may be limited, especially during peak trekking seasons. Also, you must make the full payment before the trip begins for last-minute bookings. 

Sustainable Travel to Gokyo Renjo La Trekking with Himalayan Recreation

Himalayan Recreation is committed to promoting sustainable and responsible travel practices. We prioritize minimizing the environmental impact of trekkers by following Leave No Trace principles, which include proper waste disposal and respecting local cultures. 

We emphasize responsible tourism that supports conservation efforts and preserves the beauty of the natural surroundings. When booking with Himalayan Recreation, you'll be contributing to sustainable travel initiatives in the Everest region.

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