GOKYO & RENJO LA PASS TREK

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  • DURATION15 Days
  • DIFFICULTY-LEVELModerate
  • GROUP SIZE1-14

Highlights

  • Take a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Trek through the Sagarmatha National Park
  • Explore Namche Bazar
  • Spend the night in beautiful Gokyo village
  • Climb Gokyo Ri and visit stunning Gokyo Lakes
  • Cross Renjo La Pass
  • Witness numerous Himalayan Mountains and breath-taking landscape

Trip Overview

Gokyo and Renjo La pass trek explores the beautiful Khumbu region and leads you to the exotic Gokyo valley, where you get to see glistening glaciers, breath-taking glacial lakes, and panoramic views of the Himalayas. Gokyo Renjo La pass trek is an adventurous trek in the Khumbu region of Nepal for those looking for something different from the famous Everest base camp trek. The Gokyo Renjo La pass trek itinerary has designed to take you to Gokyo valley, where spend a couple of nights in the gorgeous Gokyo village and enjoy the Himalayan surrounding.

You cross the challenging Renjo La pass, and you get to see excellent landscape views from Renjo la pass. The Gokyo and Renjo La pass trek allow you to traverse the hidden corners of the Everest region and experience once in a lifetime journey. Gokyo and Renjo La pass trek offer a journey like nowhere else in the world. Everything about this trek is spectacular. You get to see and learn new things and ways of life on the trekking.

You get to see a diverse range of vegetation during the trek. You trek through the Sagarmatha national park, which is home to many flora and fauna. The warm hospitality of the Sherpas and eye-catching panoramas melt your heart. Likewise, you get to experience rich Tibetan Buddhism culture and tradition that is thriving on every edge of the region. Similarly, you also have a glimpse of the daily lifestyle of the locals.

The Gokyo Renjo trek offers an incredible atmosphere that stirs your emotions & invigorates your thoughts of the tranquil beauty that surrounds you. We offer both fixed departures and private departures for Gokyo and Renjo La Pass trek. Gokyo - Renjo La Pass Trek begins with an exciting flight to Lukla. From here, you start trekking towards Namche Bazar through dense forests and small villages. The trail then ascends to Gokyo valley and takes you to the Gokyo village. You spend a couple of nights in the village and go on a hike to Gokyo Ri. Further, crossing the Renjo La Pass, you descend back to Lukla.

Lukla is the starting point of the Gokyo - Renjo La Pass Trek. A short, around 35 minutes flight takes you to Lukla. You get to see breath-taking aerial views of picturesque valleys and snow-capped mountains during the flight. The unusual location and circumstances of the Lukla airport make this short flight a lifelong memory for every traveler.

The Gokyo-Renjo la pass trek trail passes through Sagarmatha National Park, which is listed in UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sites. The trail includes any small villages, numerous streams, and dense forests. This national park is home to many flora and fauna. Therefore, you get to see a range of alpine vegetation on the way. The Namche Bazar is the biggest Sherpa residence and the most developed village in the Khumbu region. You get to spend a couple of nights that help you in acclimatization in Namche Bazaar. There are so many things to do in Namche Bazar that you can do in Renjo la pass trek. You visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery. Likewise, there are also many options for short excursions to places like Syangboche Airstrip, Everest View Hotel, Khumjung Monastery, etc.

The Gokyo Renjo La trek trail takes you to picturesque Gokyo valley. It is a beautiful Sherpa village surrounded by the Wonderful Himalayan Mountains. While you stay in this village, you get to see the rich culture and tradition of locals and get to spend more time with them. You climb Gokyo Ri also, and the Gokyo Ri is a famous viewpoint located at 5,357 meters above sea level. You get to see tempting views of numerous mountains and mesmerizing landscapes from the viewpoint. Likewise, you visit the Gokyo Lakes. There are six Gokyo Lakes. These lakes are the world's highest freshwater lake system.

You cross the Renjo La Pass (5,345 m) from Gokyo village. The trail to this pass is demanding and requires steep climbing. The trekking trail is rugged. You get to witness unbelievable views of surrounding mountains from the top. Overall, the Gokyo and Renjo La Pass Trek offer you panoramic views of numerous Himalayan mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Kantega (6,782 m), etc. Similarly, you get to see beautiful scenery, stunning glaciers, and gorgeous glacial lakes throughout the trek.

Itinerary

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On you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport, there will be our team members welcome you and take you to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore yourself.

  • Hotel
  • 1345
  • Kathmandu

Today, you go on a guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu that includes a visit to UNESCO World Heritage sites like Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

The guide will explain to you about the major events that happened in these sites and the history and stories behind them. And Later, you prepare for the trek and shop trek gear if you need it.

  • Hotel
  • B
  • 1345
  • Kathmandu

After a quick breakfast at the hotel, you drive to the airport and fly to Lukla. This flight is going to be the most thrilling and memorable flight of your life.

On landing at Lukla, you meet with the trekking crew and begin trekking towards Phakding. From Lukla, the trail ascends through dense forests along Dudh Koshi River to Phakding.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 2600
  • Phakding

After having a warm breakfast, continue trekking along the Dudh Koshi River, crossing it several times. The trail further follows Sagarmatha National Park, which is home to hundreds of flora and fauna.

The trail from the national park ascends steeply, and it is tough. However, steeping your feet in beautiful Namche Bazar makes you forget the pain you had earlier.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 3440
  • Namche Bazaar

Today is a rest day at Namche Bazar. You spend the day exploring around. You can go on a short hike to Everest View Hotel or Khumjung village.

The places are good for observing excellent views of snow-capped mountains. You then trek back to Namche Bazar and make sure to visit Everest Photo Gallery and Sherpa Culture Museum if time permits.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 3440
  • Namche Bazaar

After breakfast at the lodge, you start the trekking, and the trail continues to Dole. The trail from Sanasa ascends to Mongla, from where you get to see superb views of the Himalayas.

Furthermore, you descend on the steep path and pass through Phortse Tenga and ascend steeply through a lush forest of rhododendron & birch to Dole.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 4200
  • Dole

After breakfast at the lodge, you start the trekking, and the trail steeply ascends along the side of the valley. You then walk through small thorny bushes.

Further, pass by many small villages and pastures. You get to see wonderful views of Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Kantega, and Mt. Thamserku.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 4410
  • Machhermo

You start the trek after breakfast at the lodge. Today, the trail leads to Gokyo valley. Following a very scenic path, you reach Pangka and descend along a river.

The trail then ascends on a rocky path into the valley by the side of the glacier. You pass by the first holy lake and then the second.

  • Guest House
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  • 4790
  • Gokyo

After having breakfast at the lodge, you explore the village. You also hike to Gokyo Ri to see stunning views of snow-capped mountains.

Later, you visit Gokyo Lake, and it is going to be a very beautiful day as you get to see exceptional scenery.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 4790
  • Gokyo

After early breakfast at the lodge, you start the hiking, and the trail gradually ascends to Renjo La Pass. Upon reaching the pass, you get to see an excellent landscape view.

Further, the trail winds down a stone staircase and then scramble over loose scree to reach the south bank of a small lake, Angladumba Tsho. From here, walk through a narrow valley clogged with giant boulders and reach Lunde then to Thame.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 5345
  • Thame

After breakfast at the lodge, you start the trek and will be walking on a flat route, and the trail descends to Thamo.

You cross a bridge and drop down to Samde. From here, you get to see fantastic views of the mountains. The trail steeply descends and takes you to Namche Bazar.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 3440
  • Namche Bazaar

After a quick breakfast at the lodge, you start the trek descending through Sagarmatha National Park and reach Phakding.

You have lunch in Phadking, and you start another part of the trek. The trail ascends to Lukla along the Dudh Koshi River.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 2886
  • Lukla

Today, you take an early breakfast at the lodge and take a morning flight back to Kathmandu. The flight is short and scenic.

Upon reaching Kathmandu, you move to the hotel, and the rest of the day is free for you to explore around and relax.

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  • 1345
  • Kathmandu

It is a leisure day for you. You are free to do anything, and this is also a buffer day. If you need any extra day on the trekking, or if there is any delay or cancelation on the flight to, or from Lukla cause of bad weather in the mountain.

If you want to go on a guided sightseeing tour, let us know, we arrange for Bhaktapur and Patan tour, or you can go to stroll on the vibrant streets of Thamel and shop. We can also take out this day if you do not want to.

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  • 1345
  • Kathmandu

Today, you fly back to your home. One of our airport representatives takes you to the airport as per your flight time and bid you our last goodbye.

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What's Included

  • Airport transfers
  • Four nights’ hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Meals during the trek with hot tea/coffee in breakfast as per the itinerary
  • Sagarmatha national park entry permits and TIMS
  • Flight fare (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) with domestic airport tax
  • 10-night accommodation lodges/tea houses during the trek
  • A guide and porters (1 porter for every two trekkers and a porter will carry from 20-25 KG)
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets, and duffle bag – if Necessary (returned after the trek)

What's Excluded

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Food (lunch and dinner) while you are in Kathmandu
  • Your personnel expenses, shopping, and entrance fees on the Kathmandu tour
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks
  • Sweet things like chocolate bars and bar bills
  • Hot shower, telephone, internet, battery charge during the Trek
  • International airfare
  • Tips for the guide and staff

Check Available Dates

  • We have set a date to depart the Gokyo Renjo la Pass Trek. So, select your date and book the trek.
  • If the preferred date is not listed, then contact us for the further process to book the trek on your date as the trekking is available on any date of the year.
  • We have listed the price for up to 14 people only so, if you are more than 14 people, then please contact us for the group price and process to book the trek.
  • The private trek is available on any date of the year, contact us for the booking.
  • The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.
Start DateEnd DateAvailabilityPrice 
Start Date10 Sep, 2021End Date24 Sep, 2021AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$1150
Start Date26 Sep, 2021End Date10 Oct, 2021AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$1150

Useful Information

Extra nights in Kathmandu pre or post-Gokyo Renjo La pass trek

The extra night hotel in Kathmandu is available for pre or post the Gokyo Renjo la pass trek at the US $55.00 per night with breakfast and airport transfer if you arrive Nepal earlier and stay in Nepal later than the scheduled dates.

Contact us if you need any extra nights for pre or post the trek or want to plan any Extra tours and activities for your Extra days.

Electricity and battery charge in Gokyo Renjo La pass trek

The electricity is available in Kathmandu and in most of the villages of Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek, where you can recharge your camera/mobile batteries.

However, we suggest you have spare batteries to use on your gadget in case of unavailability that may happen some times.

Guide and crew for Gokyo Renjo La pass trek

We provide a professional tourist guide for a day tour in Kathmandu on day 02 and a trained/certified trek guide for the whole trek who handles the logistics and guide you and your team on the Gokyo Renjo La pass trek.

We provide porters to carry your luggage on the trek, and there is one porter for every two members, and a porter carries about 20 - 22kg, which means 10- 11 KG from each trekker.

We also provide you a Sherpa (assistant guide) when there are eight or more members in the group.

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FAQs

You are required to have Sagarmatha National park entry permits, TIMS (Trekkers information management system) permit, and another entry permits from Khumbu - Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality.

We apply and get all these permits for you once you book the Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek with us.

A moderate level of fitness is required with good health and daily trekking/hiking between 3 to 6 hours for Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek. You reach an altitude of 3800m above sea level. Thus, previous trekking experience is recommended.

If you have any concerns about your health, please consult with your healthcare provider before booking the Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek.

Gokyo-Renjo La Pass Trek is a difficult trek. You need to walk on steep, rugged, and glacial paths during the trekking. Furthermore, there are many ascends and descends that demands good Health, and strong physical fitness. If you are a new trekker, then make sure to do jogging and exercise before starting the adventure.

The best time to go on the Gokyo-Renjo La Pass Trek are Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to December). These are the most preferred times for the trek as the weather generally remains stable. Likewise, the clear sky and pleasant climate makes the journey joyful and views outstanding.

Furthermore, the Gokyo-Renjo La Pass Trek is doable in the Winter season (December to February) if you can bear more cold.

Accommodations on Gokyo-Renjo La Pass Trek

You stay overnights at the teahouse/lodge on Gokyo-Renjo La Pass Trek. The lodges/teahouses have made trekking easier and comfortable these days. The old-style houses, small rooms, and common washrooms may not sound comfortable. However, they are clean and comfortable to spend nights in the remote mountain trekking.

Meals on Gokyo-Renjo La Pass Trek

You can find good variation in the menu at a lower elevation of the Gokyo-Renjo La Pass Trek, the Dishes like momo, noodles, pasta, pizza, sandwiches, pastries, coffee, and tea, can be found in Namche Bazar and other villages. As the elevation increase, the menu also gets limited and expensive. The meals are served by the menu of the teahouse/lodge.

Yes, the domestic flights from to Lukla and return to Kathmandu on Renjo La pass trek are included in our price. We book these flights for you once you book the Gokyo Renjo La Pass trek with us.

No, The International flights to arrive in Nepal and to return from Nepal for the Renjo La pass trek not included in our itinerary and price. You need to book international flights yourself, and there are many airlines operate flight to Nepal regularly.

The twin otter airplanes are the only forms of transport to and from Lukla when going for the Gokyo Renjo La pass trek, and occasionally, the flights may cancel due to unpredictable mountain weather conditions.

We have kept one extra free day at the end of the trek to use in the case of a flight delay/cancel, and if the flights cancel for two or more days. We then charter a helicopter flight to ensure that you are on a scheduled flight to your home or other destination.

The cost of this extra service is payable directly to our office in Kathmandu in US cash, or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards only). We give you the receipt of payment from which you can claim the amount from your insurance. The minimum cost will be US $500 and a maximum of US $3500 depending on the number of people.

If it seems the flight will cancel for many days as per the weather forecast, we also arrange alternative trek that may be Annapurna base camp trekLangtang valley trek, etc…

No, You do not have to carry your luggage on Gokyo-Remjo La Trek. We provide a porter to carry your main luggage, and you carry only a day bag pack with a water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, etc… as a small load allows full enjoyment of the trek.

Yes, You have to tip the staff of Gokyo-Renjo La pass Trekking. However, the tip for all services provided on Gokyo Renjo La pass trek is always a matter of personal discretion. Please be aware that the tipping is considered as a part of their remuneration, and they may approach you for payment.

The recommended tipping is US$ 5 for the guide and the US $3 for the driver from each member of the group on day two. And, a total of US $100.00 from each member for the trekking part to divide to guide and porters (it depends on the size of the group. So, the trek guide give you a clearer idea while on trekking).

Yes, you need some extra money for your personnel expenses on the Gokyo Renjo La pass trek, and the expenses are largely depending on your habit. Most of the meals included in the price, and you only need some money for table drinks (alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverages), snacks, souvenirs, a hot shower, etc and if you do not drink alcohol and shopping then, the US $12-15 per day per person should be enough for these expenses.

Yes, You need a travel insurance policy when you come for the Gokyo Renjo La pass adventure in Nepal. The Renjo La pass trek is a high mountain trek, and there is always a risk of sickness or injury. So, you may need to be rescued/evacuated. You are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in the evacuation/rescue if that happens. So, be sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy.