Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass Trek

Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass Trek
Activity
Trekking
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate 
  • Max Altitude
    5360 Meters
  • Group Size
    Min. 1 Pax 
  • Meals
    B.L.D 
  • Accommodation
    Hotel/Guesthouse 
  • Best Time
    March - May and Sept - Dec. 
Top Seller
All Inclusive Price: $1,450USD

Trip Overview

The Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass Trek is one of the most spectacular walks in the Himalayas of the Khumbu region. If you’re looking for the ultimate Everest experience but want to avoid the busier route, this trek makes the perfect match.

It combines just about everything — the majestic view of the Himalayas, high mountain pass, tranquil lakes, colorful Sherpa villages, ancient monasteries, and mesmerizing landscapes. It lets you immerse in the Khumbu region’s natural, cultural, and spiritual elements.

The Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass Trek does not take you to the Everest Base Camp. Instead, it unfolds the raw and remote beauty of the region.

Trudging through the Sherpa villages and yak pastures, this trek takes you to the Gokyo Valley, where you can stand next to the pristine Gokyo Lakes. Besides that, you’ll also get the opportunity to hike to the viewpoint of Gokyo Ri at 5,360 meters. From the top, you’ll get to relish the panorama of the Mahalangur Himal, including Everest, Cho-Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse, Cholatse, and Pumori.

Another highlight of this Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass Trek is crossing the mountain pass, Renjo La Pass, at 5,340 meters. Renjo La is one of three high passes in the Everest region. The steep uphill of this mountain pass is likely to test your endurance and physical fitness. However, the rewarding view from the top and the feeling of triumph is worth the effort!

Like most treks in the Everest region, the Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass Trek begins with an unforgettable flight to Lukla. Then, you’ll make your way from one Sherpa village to another, enjoying the best hallmarks. You’ll spend a couple of nights at Namche Bazaar, Khumbu’s Sherpa Capital, to acclimatize to the thin air.

On the acclimatization day, you’ll visit the Everest View Hotel, one of the world’s highest luxury hotels at 3,880 meters. After that, you’ll walk past several beautiful villages, including Dole, Lambara, Luza, and Machhermo, to reach the pristine valley of Gokyo. After relishing the sight of the Gokyo Lakes, you’ll hike to the famous Gokyo Ri at 5,360 meters to enjoy the panoramic sight of the Himalayas.

Consequently, you’ll cross the Renjo La Pass at 5,340 meters and descend to the remote valley of Lunden. On the next day, you’ll make your way to the beautiful village of Thame. Here, you’ll also have the opportunity to visit the ancient monastery of Thame and witness the spiritual side of the Everest region.

After that, you’ll head back to Namche Bazaar and then to Lukla. You’ll fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla to conclude your Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass Trek.

Highlights of Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass Trek

  • Chance to fly in and out of Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla — one of the world’s most extreme airports.
  • Explore the Sherpa capital of Khumbu — Namche Bazaar.
  • Visit the world’s highest-placed luxury hotel at Everest View Hotel.
  • Stand next to the pristine Gokyo Lakes and hike to Gokyo Ri.
  • Cross one of three high passes of Everest — Renjo La Pass
  • Visit the ancient monastery of Thame.
  • Relish the 360-degree view of the Mahalangur Himal, including Everest, Cho-Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse, Cholatse, and Pumori.
  • Trudge through the less-crowded trails of the Everest region.
  • Walk across the Ngozumpa Glacier, the Himalayas’ longest glacier.

Be a part of this incredible trekking journey with the Nepal Hiking Team. If you feel that this trek does not match your preference, you can choose alternate packages on Everest. You can go for the standard 16-Day Everest Base Camp Trek if you’re looking for a relatively easier adventure. However, if you’re willing to conquer the best of Everest, you can opt for the Everest High Passes Trek.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (KTM) Kathmandu

Day 02: Trip Brief and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft) Duration: 3 hours

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 6 hours

Day 05: Acclimatization day - Everest View Hotel – Return, 4-5 hours

Day 06: Namche to Dole (4200m/13776ft) Duration: 5- 6 hours

Day 07: Dole to Machhermo (4400m/14432ft) Duration: 4-5 hours

Day 08: Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4700m/15416ft) Duration: 4 -5 hours

Day 09: Hike to Gokyo RI (5360m/17880ft) Duration: 4-5 hours

Day 10: Trek to Lunden (4300m/14104 ft) via crossing Renjo la pass (5340m/17843 ft) Duration: 6-7 hours

Day 11: Trek to Thame (3800m/13464ft), Duration: 4-5 Hours

Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 4-5 Hours

Day 13: Trek back to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) Duration: 6-7 Hours

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 15: Free Day in Kathmandu

Day 16: Tour Ends/Farewell

Cost Includes

  • All ground transport in a private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Four nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu city tours, including all entry fees, tour guide and private transportation
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek. Private bathrooms with hot showers are provided at Phakding, Namche and Lukla
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla / Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag use while trekking
  • Duffle bag for trekking
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medicine kit
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
  • Personal Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
  • Soft drinks including water
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot showers during the trek except when in Phakding, Namche and Lukla
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • WiFi internet and phone call unless its free.
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers
 

Cost & Dates

  • Small Group Journey
  • Private Journey

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Reviews

Jayadatta Narasipura, USA Dear Ganga and the entire team, We, Narasipura family would like to thank you and your team for making once in a lifetime experience possible. All three of us loved every minute we spent in the Himalayas and Nepal. After my EBC trek, I wanted to experience Himalayas again with my family. Your team made it possible. Every day, we knew what to expect because Paban explained us on previous evening and in the morning. In seven days, we trekked in the lush green forest, saw numerous waterfalls, were inside the clouds, refreshed ourselves in the river and stream water, took multiple breaks with tea, coffee. Even though it was very hard, especially from 3rd to 5th day, we managed to get over the fatigue to continue because of Paban, Gokul and Ganesh’s help and encouragement. They used to tell us to take it easy (Aaramse jayenke) then we can do it, no need to rush. Paban modified the plan/itinerary based on the time of the day and our physical condition. We always ended the day before 5pm. Paban was flexible and booked the best teahouses, he made our trek very enjoyable. On fourth day, we were scheduled to trek to Upper Sinuwa. He changed it, we stayed at Lower Sinuwa. Because of 4th day’s change of plan, he modified fifth day trek too. Every day, as soon as we woke up, we started off with a hot cup of coffee or tea, they served to us without fail. Enjoying first few minutes of the day looking the sunrise in the mountains with a hot drink was so peaceful and relaxing. At the end of every day, we had fun, talking, playing cards, and having delicious dinner with fresh fruits as dessert. It was a beautiful experience. Paban, Gokul and Ganesh treated us royally and with respect, we are grateful to them. Spending last two days of our trek in the Machapuchare and Annapurna basecamps were a bliss, surrounded by the Annapurna mountain range was just amazing, and unbelievable. On the last day of the trip, we loved the cultural tour of the three cities, we were mesmerized by the artwork. Hope we can come back and enjoy Nepal again. We appreciate everything you did for us to accomplish our dream trek. Datta Trip done between 9th to 18th May 2022
Richard, UK "After extensive research regarding which trekking company to entrust with helping me with my dream holiday I chose The Nepal Hiking Team. This was for a number of reasons.
  1. Ganga and his team were super flexible, quick to respond, and allowed me to build a bespoke holiday that suited my schedule.
  2. When things went wrong at my end, they were quick to come up with solutions to help me out
  3. They understood this was a once in a lifetime experience for me, and answered my many and varied questions.
Once I arrived in Nepal it was immediately clear I had made the right decision. I was picked up from the airport, and driven to the hotel where I met Ganga and my guide Dinesh. Dinesh checked that the equipment I had brought with me was suitable, and NHT provided me a down jacket. The next day we flew out of Kathmandu, to EBC and Island Peak. Dinesh looked after me for the next 12 days in the mountains. He is an expert on the local area. Point at any mountain, and he can tell you how high it is and what its name is. He has travelled extensively over the area for more than 8 years, and he uses this knowledge to enrich your holiday experience. Every hotel you stay in, he knows the owners, and ensures you get a comfortable room. Need your washing done, or a hot shower? He will recommend where (and where not!) to get it done. When you are walking the trails he can tell you how much further you have to go, what bits will be difficult, and which easier. If you are looking to book with Nepal Hiking, and are lucky enough to have Dinesh as a guide then you are going to have a fabulous trip"
Walt Risley, USA When searching for a trekking company I wanted to go with a local group. All the reviews for Nepal Hiking Team were excellent so I choose them. From start to finish they had their act together. Initial correspondence and any email questions were answered by Ganga, the man in charge, by the next day. They kept me up to date with everything I needed as far as entry into Nepal. Picked me up from the airport and got me to my hotel without an issue. I joined a couple from Canada for the trek. Our guide Prakash never left our side from breakfast to dinner. He expedited the flight to and from Lukla which would have been a hectic process without him. Since all of us were in our 50s he established early that we would be in no rush. Whether we got to our next location at 2pm or 4pm didn’t matter. I would rather be outside enjoying the trek than in early playing cards. I felt safe and looked after with him. This trek is tough. It’s much steeper than I anticipated and the altitude change from place to place does not reflect the ascents and descents which on some days doubles the heights you actually do. They ascents into Tengbouche and at Dugla pass are particularly tough but at a slow steady pace they are doable by any who are reasonably fit. Once at the guest house the service didn’t end there. Prakash took care of all our needs. Making sure we had enough to eat and enough water. He wouldn’t leave our side until we turned in for the night which was often quite early. His personality was very soothing. We could not have accomplished what we did without him or our 2 porters. While English was not their strength, they would carry our gear ahead of us to the next location and often double back to see if we needed help and were more than happy to help with our day packs. They also accompanied us on some of the acclimation hikes in case some or one of us wanted to climb higher, splitting us up. After the trek everything was taken care of. I needed a PCR COVID test for a tour in Abu Dahbi the day after I left Kathmandu and Ganga arranged for a nurse to administer it to me in the hotel. Seamless. It’s a long review but I really can’t say enough about these guys, especially for the price. For all the service we got it was amazingly reasonable. Would definitely use this company on any return trip to Nepal and highly recommend!     You can also read this review on trip advisor.
Nicola Ross, Australia The Annapurna circuit trek was one of the best treks I’ve ever experienced. I completed it with my sister (we are both in our early sixties) on a private tour in April 2022. It was very well organized by Nepal Hiking Team, a very professional organization. Nina provided wonderful advice on the trip initially. Our guide, Hari was experienced, attentive, capable, and kind. He made the trip a success for us, along with Nomoratz, our porter, who carried our gear with such good humour. The Himalayas are the most majestic mountain range in the world. The trek was very strenuous and challenging, (more for me than my sister) but was such a wonderful experience. We have learned so much about Hinduism and Buddhism and have developed a great affection and respect for the Nepalese people. They are wonderful hosts with a rich culture we have enjoyed learning about. I highly recommend this company, our guide, and porter if you are considering trekking in Nepal. This country offers real adventure, beauty, and cultural experiences to those who venture here. See this review on TripAdvisor (click here)
Beste Gokkilic Yazar, Turkey We did eight days Mardi Himal trek and it was a very pleasant experience. The whole team arranged everything with great professionalism and they were equally precise when something unexpected or out of the plan happened. They took great care for us both during our accommodation in Kathmandu and the trekking period as well. Our guide Dinesh was also extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I would absolutely recommend him, he was always there with his stunning hospitality when we needed. He is also a great teacher, taught me some of the basics of Nepalese language too :D. I would definitely recommend Nepal Hiking Team if you have any plans to travel to Nepal for trekking purposes.