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Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek - 11 Days Itinerary for 2022/2023

Key Information
  • Duration13 Days
  • Difficulty LevelDifficult
  • Max Altitude5,435 m/17831 ft.
  • Arrival CityKathmandu
  • Best TimeMarch-May/Sep.-Dec.
  • Group Size1-16

Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek Overview

Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek is an alternative route in the Khumbu region. It is one of Nepal's most underrated trekking routes. This trek pass through the beautiful Sagarmatha National Park, which offers diverse flora and fauna.

The trekking route offers a spectacular sight of massive peaks like Mt. Everest (8,848.86 m), Mt. Makalu (8,485 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,188 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,608 m) and other magnetic peaks. This trek helps you experience the authentic Sherpa people's cultures and day-to-day lifestyles.

What to expect at Gokyo Renjo La Pass?

Would you like to go for a thrilling and underrated trek into the Himalayas and discover amazing sights? Then trek to Gokyo Renjo La Pass, which is full of beautiful nature and adventure.

Gokyo Lake is in the northeastern part of Nepal Himalayas. This lake is sacred for both Hindus and Buddhists, and you will also witness mesmerizing vistas. The Gokyo Renjo La Pass trek in Nepal is at an altitude of 5,360 m.

On this trek, we will have an adventurous flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and start trekking. Every day we will get a chance to catch the stunning view of snow-capped mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848.86/29,031.7 ft.), Mt. Makalu (8,485 m/27,838 ft.), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,188 m/26,864 ft.), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m/27,940 ft.), and many more.

Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass is full of incredible views, magnificent landscapes, and valleys. You will pass through a dense forest of Sagarmatha National Park, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 AD. With a mixture of both beauty and adventure, this trek is becoming popular every year. Gokyo Lake Trek with Renjo La pass takes you through a beautiful landscape, lush vegetation, and diverse faunas.

You feel amazing, being in the middle of a dense forest of pine and rhododendron trees. If you are lucky, you will also get a chance to witness rare species like musk deer, snow leopard, and many more.

If you are willing to immerse in the authentic Sherpas people's daily lifestyle, then this trek is for you. This region is famous for its hardworking and hospitable Sherpa people. They are good at adapting to extreme climates and unique expedition experiences. You will witness see mani stones, monasteries, and fluttering colourful flags during a walk.

Gokyo Renjo La Pass in 2022 and 2023

Gokyo and Renjo La Pass Trek 2023 gives you a thrilling experience of the Himalayas and discover amazing sights. The best time to do Gokyo and Renjo La Pass Trek for 11 days is spring ( March to May) and Autumn ( September to November).

We have departure dates to join this trek in the Spring and Autumn of 2022 and 2023. You can join any dates that suit best to you. If you desire to have a personal trek and customize the Itinerary, we are flexible to customize it.

For those who have more time and want to explore more Everest Region. If you like to check other extension routes of the Everest Region then check Everest Three High Passes Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek, or Short Everest Base Camp Trek. So, sign up with The Himalayan Odyssey to make your trek free from irrelevant worries.

Gokyo and Renjo La Pass Route

Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek Route starts with a thrilling flight to the tiny mountain airstrip at Lukla. It is the primary gateway to the Everest Region Trek. After landing in Lukla, our trek starts along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River to reach Phakding.

The next day, we will walk to the edge of Namche and contour on a hill with a straight trail to Sanasa. Here the trail splits NE to Everest and NW to Gokyo. We may have the chance to take a short break up to Khumjung, a lovely Sherpa village above Namche.

On the way, enjoy the rare wildlife inside a national park. It includes musk deer, wild mountain goats, snow leopard, mountain hawk, and others. Further, we will trek through Dole, Machhermo, which leads us to Gokyo valley.

Gokyo Valley is famous for its thrilling alpine lakes and incredible mountain views. Pre sunrise hike above Gokyo Ri assures an unparallel panoramic view of towering peaks.

As you return back then, experience the enormous Ngozumpa Glacier at the foot of Cho Oyu. Be ready for the challenging part of the trek called Renjo La Pass. Here, you can feast your eyes on another surreal view of the Himalayas.

Finally, you will climb Renjo La Pass and descend down to Lungden. Ahead descending to Thame, Namche, and finally to Lukla on consecutive days. Your adventurous trek ends with a flight back to Kathmandu.

Difficulty during Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek

Renjo La Pass is located at a high elevation. The ascent is not the sharpest and thus it is a moderate trek. This hike is suitable for anyone in good health and stamina. Despite some steep hills and slippery trails, the overall journey is very moderate and achievable.

The track is also well marked, but snow-covered trails, especially in winter, can make navigation problematic. Another difficulty is high altitude, as the journey reaches a peak elevation of 5000 meters, which might cause altitude sickness or other medical complications.

Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek Cost

When you are thinking about exploring the Himalayas, there will be something to consider. It includes journey, time, and how fit we need to be? But one of the most crucial questions will be, "How much does Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek cost?"

It is necessary to consider how much you want to pay for the trip and its actual cost. The baseline cost for this trek will depend on the number of circumstances. The price of this trek will change based on how wide you want your trip to be.

Gokyo and Renjo La Pass Trek will generally be 12-15 days. The cost is generally somewhere between USD 1575 to 1475. This price includes internal flights, permits, meals, teams, accommodation, entry fees, and others. You will get some discounts if you are in groups. The cost of Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek highly depends upon travelling in private or in a group.

Gokyo Renjo La Pass Altitude Profile

Highlights

  • About 35 minutes scenic and adventure flight to and from Lukla.
  • Cross through the longest Glacier in Everest Region, Ngozumpa Glacier.
  • A sumptuous mountain like Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and other peaks.
  • Immerse in the homeland of the Sherpa peoples.
  • Experience the diverse endangered Himalayan floras and faunas inside Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Amazing view of Gokyo Lakes.

Itinerary

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The Lukla flights will be delay if there is bad weather, with an average delay being 24 hours. We can be flexible and change the itinerary to catch up on lost days, but if the planes can’t fly for more than 4 or 6 days, then there is nothing to do besides waiting.

Please note:

- This itinerary is only for guidelines. You can customize the itinerary according to your requirement.
- All below trekking hours and distances are estimated, and it is certainly for general ideas only.
- The schedule may change depending on traffic and weater conditions on your activity date.
- Occasionally, the helicopters can fly; if you prefer we can arrange it with the additional charge

Abbreviation

B - Breakfast
L - Lunch
D - Dinner

  • Hotel Pickup
  • Domestic airport for 35 minutes exiting trans-Himalayan flight to Lukla
  • The flight to Lukla is itself a lifetime experience
  • The difference between the two ends of the runway is about 60 meters only
  • Upon arrival at Lukla, we will meet the rest of the crew
  • Start the 3 hours hike through the Dudh Koshi Valley, green landscape 3 and the view of Kusum Kanguru
  • We stop at Phakding to acclimatize our body into a thin atmosphere.
  • Overnight in Phakding
  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time3 – 4 hours
  • Maximum Altitude2,845 m/9,333 ft.
  • 6 to 7 hours of trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar
  • On the way to Namche, you will cross the winding Dudh Koshi River via thrilling suspension bridges
  • You continue the climb which takes us to Jorsale
  • From here, it takes two and half hour climb to reach Namche
  • On a clear day, you can enjoy the distant view of Everest
  • At Jorsale, you will enter Sagarmatha National Park, where our permits checked
  • Overnight in Namche Bazaar
  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time6 – 7 hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,440 m/11,285 ft.
  • Free Day
  • You will stay one more night at Namche to acclimatize our well at a high altitude.
  • You will hike to Syangboche Airport (3,700m), which is believed to the highest airport in the world.
  • You will then continue towards Everest View Hotel for astonishing views of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Tawache, etc.
  • On the way back, you will explore the Sherpa culture museum and Everest Photo Gallery.
  • Overnight at Namche Bazaar
  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • TimeRest Day
  • Maximum Altitude3,440 m/11,285 ft.
  • 6 to 7 hours of trek from Namche Bazar to Dole
  • Today the trek rises above 4,000m
  • Climb to the top of the ridge will serve the magnificent view of Everest and Lhotse
  • Walk on the mainstream trail for some time until Sanasa (3,600m)
  • Bend NW along the slopes of Khumbila (5,761m) into the Dudh Koshi Valley and climb up towards Mong La (3,975m)
  • Drop down to PhortseThenga (3,680m) through pine and rhododendron forest before rising towards Dole
  • Overnight at Namche Bazaar
  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time6- 7 hours
  • Maximum Altitude4,200 m/13,776 ft.
  • 4 to 5 hours of trek from Dole to Machhermo
  • The trail climbs steeply out of the valley through dense rhododendron forests
  • Scrub vegetation confirms the high altitude
  • Walk at a gradual pace to avoid altitude-related illness
  • Conquer a scenic ridge that commands a superb view of Cho Oyu, Kangtega, and Thamserku and the lush green valley below
  • Machhermo nestles in a broad valley below the moraine, where dwellings are spaced within stone-walled fields.
  • Overnight in Machhermo
  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time4 – 5 hours
  • Maximum Altitude4,400 m/14,432 ft.
  • 4 to 5 hours of trek from Machhermo to Gokyo Lake
  • Today you will climb from the basin to a ridge. 
  • South face of the tantalizing Cho Oyu and Ghyachung Kang Glacier comes into view
  • Then the trail descends gently towards the river, and at Pangka (4,390m), we ascend to the side of the moraine
  • There are six arrays of glacial-fed lakes on the western side of the moraine
  • A bridge takes us to the edge of first, the Longponga Tsho (4,690m)
  • A final 30-minute leisure walk takes us to the edge of DudhPokhari.
  • Overnight in Gokyo Lake
  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time4 – 5 hours
  • Maximum Altitude4,700 m/15,416 ft.
  • 4 to 5 hours of trek to Gokyo Ri and back to Gokyo Lake
  • Today you start early to avoid mid-clouds and strong winds
  • You wake up early in the morning and begin via the northern side of the lake, opposite the village
  • Trial involves two hours of the stiff climb to reach the summit
  • The flag decorate Gokyo Ri summit overlooks broad rubble-covered Ngozumpa Glacier
  • It is popped out beneath the towering Cho Oyu peak
  • The summit also presents astounding views of Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, and coutless 6,000m+ peaks
  • After some moments, we climb down to Gokyo village
  • Spend our leisure time strolling around the lakes and villages
  • Overnight in Gokyo Village
  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time4 – 5 hours
  • Maximum Altitude5,360 m/17,880 ft.
  • 6 to 7 hours of trek from Gokyo to Lungden via Renjo La Pass
  • Today you climb uphill gradually through a lush grassy slope
  • The slope slowly becomes steeper, and we continue to the top
  • From the summit, you can enjoy the magnificent views uncountable peaks
  • Also small Rermo Pokhari Lake to the west can be seen
  • Next, you trek downhill through the lush meadow towards BhoteKoshi Valley and then continue beside the river
  • On the way to Lungden, you may encounter Yak Caravans treading from Tibet towards Lungdeng
  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time6 – 7 hours
  • Maximum Altitude5,340 m/17,843 ft.
  • 6 to 7 hours of trek from Lungden to Namche Bazar
  • You will then leave to Thame village. 
  • Continue your trek down to the Sherpa’s heartland Namche Bazaar
  • Overnight in Namche Bazaar
  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time6 – 7 hours
  • Maximum Altitude4,300 m/14,104 ft.
  • 7 to 8 hours of trek from Namche Bazar to Lukla
  • From Jorsale, you exit Sagarmatha National Park and continue through its buffer zone
  • It is from Cheplung where you make a final ascend to reach Lukla
  • At Lukla, relax the shore leg and recall the moments that we experienced for the last couple of weeks
  • Overnight in Lukla
  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time7 – 8 hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,440 m/11283 ft.
  • About 35 min of flight from Lukla for Kathmandu
  • Reserve the right-hand side seat to enjoy the insatiable Himalayan range for the last time
  • Drop-off at hotel in Kathmandu
  • At night, we will have our farewell dinner
  • Time35 min
  • Maximum Altitude2800 m/9184 ft.

Cost Details

Included
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with BB plan
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trek
  • First Aid Kit
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry fee and TIMS card
  • Experienced English-speaking trek guide and porter (2 trekkers: 1 guide and porter)
  • Staff Insurance
  • Salary, food, and accommodation of your staff during the trek
  • All ground transportation as per itinerary
  • Domestic Flight (KTM-Lukla-KTM)
  • Arrival transfer from the international airport to your hotel
  • Tea house lodge during your trek
  • Tour Certificate
  • Farewell Dinner
Excluded
  • International flight ticket
  • International airport tax
  • Visa Fee
  • Other personal items. (Phone calls, snacks, hot and cold drinks, laundry, alcohol, extra porter, shower, etc )
  • Private Travel Equipment
  • Excess baggage cost during your domestic flight
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for staff and guide
  • Anything that is not listed in the “PRICE INCLUDES” section above

Good to Know

Gokyo Renjo La Pass Weather

The peak seasons for visiting Nepal are during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). You will feel bless with the best scenery and clearest skies. But of course, they are a little more crowded than in the off-season.

During spring, you will see colourful blooming flowers everywhere during the trek. Autumn months are popular for crystal clear and majestic mountains.

Some people also trek during winter (December to February). But you will face cold temperatures and difficulty in walking.

You can also trek during the monsoon season (June to August). The views will be cover by clouds, and there is a high chance of rainfall, leading to slippery trails.

Equipment Checklist

Every trekking wants a certain arrangement of gears and types of equipment for the trip to make your journey more helpful. We recommend carrying the necessary and light things so that it will be easy while you are walking. The following things are advised that should be brought, although we admit that our clients have their own taste for the clothing.

To know what to expect in the Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek, we have provided some useful clothing & gear during the trek.

Travel Documents

  • Airline tickets (confirmation and itinerary)
  • Nepal Visa form (taken at Kathmandu Airport)
  • Travel insurance policy documents
  • Valid passport
  • Copy of passport (2 copies, first page only)
  • Passport photos (4)

Travel Equipment

  • Duffel bag (100 liters; no wheels or rigid handles)
  • Lightweight, duffel bag
  • Luggage locks
  • Travel wallet
  • Passport/money belt
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Travel plug adapters
  • Electrical converter

Travel Clothing

  • Quick-dry undergarments
  • Synthetic or wool T-shirt
  • Long-sleeve, travel-friendly shirt and pants
  • Casual shoes
  • Mid-weight wool or synthetic socks

Trekking Equipment

  • Day pack (25–35 liters)
  • Sleeping bag suitable to 0°F
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Camp shoes (down booties or running shoes)
  • LED headlamp with extra batteries
  • Trekking poles

Trekking Clothing

  • Wool or synthetic T-shirts (2)
  • Mid-weight fleece or soft-shell jacket (2)
  • Mid-weight down or synthetic parka with hood
  • Convertible hiking pants
  • Fleece pants or insulated pants
  • Lightweight waterproof/breathable rain jacket and pants
  • Mid-weight waterproof and fleece gloves or mittens
  • Sun hat
  • Mid-weight wool or synthetic socks (3 pairs)
  • Liner socks (optional)
  • Glacier sunglasses
  • Neck gaiter, balaclava, Buff or bandana

Food

  • Energy bars
  • Electrolyte replacement drink mix
  • Snacks (cookies, GORP, Snickers, etc.)

FAQs

  • Q1. Where is Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek?

    Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek is located in the Everest Region of Nepal. Exactly is located in 27°56'51.0"N 86°39'30.2"E.

  • Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek Route starts with a thrilling mountain flight to the tiny mountain airstrip at Lukla. 

  • The elevation of the Gokyo Ri is 5,360 m (17,880 ft) from sea level.

  • The best time to hike Gokyo Renjo La Pass is in the pre-monsoon (spring – March to May) and the post-monsoon (autumn – September to November). The weather tends during these times to remain stable and views are usually clear. However, if you want to avoid the crowd in these seasons, we can arrange the trip in winter (December to February). We don’t recommend going for Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek in the monsoon – for the risk of flood and landslides.

  • During Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek you will need two permits: Sagarmatha National Park which costs USD 15 for SAARC countries and USD 30 for other nations. Another permit is for Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit which costs USD 20 per person.

  • Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek is worth it as you will be greeted with the most enigmatic view of the world's tales of mountains like Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, and other outstanding mountains as AmaDablam, Kongde, Thame Peak, Thamserku, and Khagtega. You will also get a chance to see the largest glacier in the Himalayas called Ngozomba Glacier, and the remarkable 5 lakes.

  • Yes. You can trek as this trek is suitable for any adventure seeker. But it will be better if you hire a guide as there will be a danger of high altitude and bad weather because you are crossing the Renjo La Pass and Gokyo Ri. Hiring the guide will also be easy to find the way, know the detailed information about the destination, and will be safer during the trek.

  • The average altitude you gain per day is about 550 meters above sea level. But one day you will gain about 800 meters in a single day during Phakding to Namche Bazar.

  • On average, the trek can be done in 13 days for the round trip to Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek. You can shorten or make lengthy upon your choice. If you choose to do the extension route then it may take more time.

  • All meals on a full board basis will be provided during the Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (western, continental, and Nepali meals are available in all places). You will be provided Breakfast and Dinner at the hotel and Lunch during the walk.

  • If you are healthy and willing to go on an adventure then there is no limit. There are children as young as 7 years who do Gokyo Renjo La Pass. If you are travelling with the kids then we suggest that families schedule a private trek and put in extra days.

  • we take all the precautions to ensure your safe travel in the Himalayas, but rest assured that our guides are trained and experienced in dealing with emergencies. For a serious case, any one of our members will escort you back.

  • In terms of physical fitness before the trek, it will be better if you do some cardio workouts like running and swimming to increase your stamina. You can also attend some hikes around your own area too.

  • No. You should not have to bring the additional medicine for Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek if you are doing a package trek. A first aid kit will be provided by the company if you have a basic problem during the trek.

  • Most of our trekkers in our group will not have experience. Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek is somehow adventurous but you do not need previous experience if you have a good fitness level. Previous trekking or hiking will be always the plus point if you are trekking to Nepal.

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