Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek is a classic trek in Everest Region. This trek is preferred by visitors who want to escape the mainstream trekking trail of Everest Base Camp. The trails of this trek are not so crowded since most of the trekkers chose the mainstream trail. During this trek, visitors can enjoy the scenic beauty of Sagarmatha National Park and mountains such as Mt. Everest 8848 m, Mt. Lhotse 8516 m, Mt. Makalu 8463m, Mt. Cho Oyu 8201m and many others. The best time for this trek is considered as Spring and Autumn.

Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek takes you to Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri which is very famous among tourists. You come across 4 other lakes during the trip. Gokyo Valley and Renjo La pass are the main highlights of this trip. Inside the valley lies the largest glacier of Himalayas Ngozomba which can also be viewed from the path connecting Mt. Cho Oyu and Dole.

Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek starts with a 30 minutes spectacular flight from Kathmandu to Lukla then trek to Phakding which leads to Namche Bazaar. You can acclimatize a day at Namche Bazaar exploring its natural beauty. Then you continue towards Dole where you come across dense rhododendron forests. On top of that you continue to hike towards Gokyo through Machhermo where you explore different lakes and glaciers. After acclimatizing in Gokyo, you will reach Renjo La following Lungden. Finally you return to Namche Bazaar and move forward to reach Lukla which indicates the end of your trek. You will get to capture a lot of memories during this trek.

Day 01:Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2827m) and then trek to Phakding (2610m).

Duration of time: 3-4 hours

At first, you will go to Lukla by the flight through Tribhuvan International Airport(TIA) which goes on for 30 minutes. You will be able to view fascinating and splendid clouds,mountains,rivers, and many valleys during the time of flight. After reaching the lukla landing strip, you will get introduced to the local porter if you’ve hired. And you will have breakfast over there. You will go to Phakding after having breakfast. On the way to phakding, you will cross through the Dudhkoshi valley. You will head north from the landing strip to Chheplung (2670m). You will need to cross the Thadokoshi River(2550). Just passing the bridge, you can see the Kusum Kanguru peak (6367m) which might be a bit tough to climb. Far away from the Thadokoshi River, the trail goes upwards to Ghat (2580m). During this trek you will see some stones carved with Tibetan Buddhism six words known as Mani stones. You will continue the climb to reach Phakding village which is  very attractive.

Overnight at lodge in Phakding

Day 02:Phakding (2610m) to Namche Bazaar(3460m)

Duration of time: 6-7 hours

On the second day, you will go through the way of Dudhkoshi river along with pine forests. You will be crossing the 5 suspension bridges on your way to Namche. You can see the  fascinating village Banker Manjo(5364m),which is the headquarter of Sagarmatha National Park. After passing through the last bridge you will continue your 2 hours climb.On the trail you will relish a fascinating view of Mt Everest. At the entrance, you need to authenticate your permit checkpoint. After climbing 15-20 minutes you will reach Jorsalle which is the last place before Namche. Here you will have your lunch. Then continuing the ascend you can see the influencing impression of Everest and Nuptse.A climb through pine forests for 2 to 3 hours depending your speed leads to the auspicious trading and managerial town of the Namche Bazaar.

Overnight at lodge in Namche Bazaar

Day 03:Acclimatization and exploration in Namche Bazaar(3460m)

Duration of time: 4-5 hours

Today is an acclimatization day so you will go on a hike around Namche Bazaar. Firstly you will visit  the Hillary museum.On the way you will see panorama view of the Everest range which is considered as one of the fascinating viewpoints of the world.After half an hour, you will be continuing your trek to Syangboche Everest(3780m) view hotel where you will enjoy the fabulous mountain views.You will be fascinated by broad views of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and other mountains on a day. You will enjoy visiting Syangboche landing strip(3780m) from where you will climb towards Khunde(3840m) passing stone Buddhist Monuments. Additionally you can also visit the Hillary school and hospital which was built by Newzealand Edmund Hillary. After having lunch at Khumjung, we will slowly move to Climb Everest View Hotel from where you can enjoy a fascinating view of many mountains. Then you can enjoy it and descend to Namche.

Overnight at lodge in Namche Bazaar

Day 04:Namche Bazaar(3460m) to Dole(4038m)

Duration of time: 4-5 hours

Today is a really beautiful day among the entire trek. That beautiful trail carries on to Kyanjuma Village. A few climbs to the cliff top of Namche will allow you a fascinating view of Everest and Lhotse.From there you will continue your trail which moves towards Dudhkoshi. After we arrive at the crossroad above there, the way is divided into two parts i.e upward trail and download trail. The upward trail is the way to Mon la pass and the downward trail is the way to Everest Base Camp. But you will choose the way to reach Phortse. You will visit local powerhouse, old monasteries and cultures of the people over there. You can even trek to the Luri peak(4005m) if you like to do so. You will go to Tongba(3950m) and Gyele(3960m) after you visit the Rhododendron forests. Then you will reach your today’s destination at Dole.You can view Khumbila(5761m) and Tawache(6542m) from Dole.

Overnight at lodge in Dole

Day 05:Dole(4038m) to Machhermo(4470m)

Duration of time: 4-5 hours

This day your trek begins with a consistent climb along the valley. The pine forest controls the woods of forest land. As we go up, you can see delightful summer settlements and grazing land all over.This is not a big surprise for you. The big surprise will be the awesome views of Mt. Cho Oyu(8201m) which is known as the neighbouring peaks Mt. Kantega(6782m) and Mt. Thamserku(6623m). At the time of early afternoon, you will reach up to the Machhermo(4470m). You can explore Machhermo and then rest there.

Overnight at lodge in Machhermo

Day 06:Machhermo(4470m) to Gokyo(4750m) and exploration of Lakes, Glaciers

Duration of time: 4-5 hours

Today you will proceed towards the holy lake of Gokyo. You will follow a panoramic route to Pangka(4,548m) and afterward move down following the met-water stream which goes down toward the west side of the Ngozumpa Glacier(4700m). We at that point climb a rough inclination into the removal valley by the side of the glacier, passing first Gokyo Lake. You will now reach the second lake that heads over the glaciers to the Cho La. Your way to Lobuche and Everest, later in the journey. The third lake is called Dudh Pokhari. Climbing by the side of the lake, you will appreciate the highest points of Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang which are reflected in its emerald green water.

Overnight at lodge in Gokyo

Day 07:Acclimatization at Gokyo(4750m)

 Duration of time: 3 hours

Today, you will climb towards Gokyo Ri(5350m) which is the first part of the day for 2-3 hours. From that point, you can see Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu which are above 8000m. and numerous other mountains. We can likewise see the longest glaciers which are 27km long. This is considered as probably the best viewpoints of the world. From that place, we will return to the lodging and rest onwards.

Overnight at lodge in Gokyo

Day 08:Cross the RenjoLa and trek down to Lungden(4350m)

Duration of time: 3 hours

On the seventh day, you will climb uphill over the grassy vegetation area. The slope gets more extreme and you will go for the top. The trek is quite difficult as it is very steep. From the top, you can see awesome scenery of Rolwaling, Tenji Raji Tau mountains and many more.You can also see Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu at the west and Gyachung Kang, Gokyo lakes at the east. Through Dudhkoshi lakes, you will go downhill through the agricultural pastures towards the Bhote Koshi valley to proceed next to the river. Fortunately you will come across Yak caravans originating from Tibet which goes towards Lungden.

Overnight at lodge in Lungden

Day 09:Lungden(4350m) to Namche(3460m)

Duration of time: 5-6 hours

You will start your today’s destination i.e Namche.You will go through Thame(3850m) where you can also visit the ancient monastery there. You can also experience the practices and culture of spiritual Buddhists. You will ascend downhill to the Namche. You can see many beautiful mountains in the backdrop. Sherpa Culture is the personification of Namche.

Overnight at lodge in Namche Bazaar

Day 10:Namche(3460m) Lukla(2827m)

Duration of time:6-7 hours

From Namche to Lukla, it is around seven hours downhill. On this day, you will also get a chance to visit Sagarmatha National Park from which you can enjoy more nature. You will say farewell to this trip with an important walk down to Lukla.

Overnight at lodge in Lukla

Day 11:Fly from Lukla(2827m) to Kathmandu(1400m)

Duration of time:30-45 minutes

Next morning you will book a return flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. During the flight, you will enjoy beautiful scenery until you reach Kathmandu from where you will be heading  to your hotel.

Cost Include

  • All the meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) and accommodation during the trek
  • All the ground transportation on cozy vehicle as per itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu)
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (6 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • All the staff salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down Jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after the completion of the trip)
  • All the required paperwork, documents and trekking permits (National Park Permit and TIMS)
  • All the local and governmental taxes
  • Medical kit (carried by trek leader)

Cost Exclude

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu ( in case you arrive early or departure late and early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • International Flight
  • Personal nature expenses – alcoholic beverages, shopping, laundry, internet bills, phone calls and more
  • Tips for guides and porters

Accommodation

We will be accommodated in star hotel or similar in Kathmandu and teahouse during the trek. All the accommodation are offered on twin-shared basis. Single accommodation can be provided on request but will cost an additional charge. The charge depends on the hotel you are staying.

Private rooms are readily available in Kathmandu, and the trekking region, except in high altitudes where there will be just dormitories. Usually there are no heaters in teahouse; they provide warm blanket. You can bring sleeping bag with extra liner for more comfort and warm. There is normally on electricity connection in the rooms unless the village has hydroelectric powers. The rooms and dining halls are connected with solar lighting. Most teahouses now have source of power to charge small appliances – mobile phones and cameras.

Meals

During Gokyo/Renjola Pass Trek 11 Days, we get to taste authentic Nepalese cuisine and as well as the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.) but the choice of foods are limited. We provide the “Breakfast & Dinner” from the teahouse or lodge where we will be spending overnight and lunch will be served on the way to next destination.

We also offer welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu. All the meals (B, L, D) will be provided during the trek but only the breakfast will be served in Kathmandu (except for welcome and farewell dinner).

Drinking Water

Crown Himalaya Trek offers Chlorine/Iodine treated water during the trek. All the teahouses provide mineral water and boiled water for trekkers on additional charge. We suggest you not to buy mineral water or bottled water while on the trek as plastic bottles are difficult to dispose- off.

What to bring

Firstly, you need to carry some documents to purchase Sagarmatha National Park Permit and TIMS. Passport size phots and valid passport are required for the Permits. For Gokyo/Renjola Pass Trek, you have to bring hiking boots, trousers, wind and water proof jacket and trousers, down jacket, sun glasses, hat, flash light, water bottle, refillable water and positive attitude. As it is difficult to find the charging port in high mountains, you need to bring back-up for your camera and mobile phones. Crown Himalaya Treks will arrange comprehensive medical kit for the trekkers.

This is very physical trip, meaning you will be walking on rough terrain, so pack as lightly as possible. Crown Himalaya Trek provide an experienced porter on (2 trekkers: 1 porter) basis. Your trekking gear will be carried by the porter in a duffel bag; the maximum of 15 kgs are carried by porters – 30 kgs by 2 porters. You can stock your unnecessary luggage in Kathmandu on absolutely free of cost.

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is the unusual physical condition that occurs at higher elevation (more than 2,000m) due to change in air pressures. The symptoms are nausea, diarrhea, dizziness and loss of appetite that may lead to more fatal conditions. Consult Crown Himalaya treks for more information about altitude sickness.
The Gokyo/Renjola Pass Trek 11 Days itinerary offered by Crown Himalaya Treks offers ample time to acclimatize and rest. We walk on slow pace; taking proper rest which lets your body acclimatize well. We ensure our “trekkers” zero risk of altitude threat.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Gokyo/Renjola Pass Trek is a moderate trek perfect for passionate hikers with the ability to walk at least 5 – 7 hours on mountain terrain with a light rucksack. With excellent physical condition, positive attitude, self-confidence and strong determination, anyone regardless of size and age can accomplish the trek successfully.
We suggest you to engage on physical training for few weeks prior the trip to boost your strength, stamina and confidence. Cardio, swimming, running and leg exercise are few recommended physical training to prepare yourself for the trek. Previous trekking experience is always an asset but not mandatory. And no technical skills are required as well.
Trekkers with pre-existing medical conditions like heart, lung and blood diseases are suggested to consult their doctor prior the trip.

Best Time to Trek

Gokyo/Renjola Pass Trek is possible to conduct throughout the year but autumn (Sept to Nov) and spring (March – May) are considered as the best time of the year for the trek. If you want to avoid the traffic, you can enjoy the trek during winter (Dec, Jan and Feb). However, the extremely cold temperature and frequent snow-fall might distract the trek. Trekking in summer or Monsoon seasons (June – August) are full of rain; which might invite the risk of landslide and flood. But the rainy season could be paradise for keen botanist.

Route Map

Crown Himalaya Treks will provide the complementary route map and T-shirt for the trekkers.

$ 1200 USD

Trip Facts

Group Size: 1 – 12

Trip Grade: Moderate

Max altitude: 5,360m

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all the meals during the trek