The Gokyo Renjo La Pass trekking is a thrilling experience that takes you through great trekking trails in the Everest region. Gokyo and Renjo La pass trek is a wonderful trekking trail in the Everest region. This trek is perfect for those who are willing to trek in the Everest region while trying to avoid loads of traffic as in Everest base camp trek. This trek is a Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri trekking that extends to the Renjo La pass.you’ll trek with amazing views of the turquoise Gokyo lakes, picturesque mountain views, and quaint villages.you will see the mesmerizing views of the Gokyo lakes from the Gokyo Ri. Also, you will see the mesmerizing sunrise views over the Himalayas from Gokyo Ri.
The Renjo La pass trek takes you to the highest altitude of 5435 meters. The mesmerizing views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and other high peaks from the top of the pass are spellbinding. The pass is a difficult pass to cross. You must require a good physical strength. Also, at the high altitudes, you might be a victim of altitude sickness. Also, climbing up and down the rugged and ice-covered trails with stone steps at some places is more challenging. You must be cautious not to get hurt. The best time of the year for Gokyo and Renjo La pass trek is during Autumn (September, October, and November) and Spring (March, April, and May). During these seasons, the weather and temperature at the trekking areas remain fairly stable most of the times. Also, the surrounding vistas are beautiful and clear. While trekking in peak seasons, you may also meet the trekkers who are there on their Everest Base camp Cho La Pass and Gokyo Ri Trek.
Gokyo and Renjo La pass trekking in off seasons (Monsoon and Winter) are difficult but not impossible. The varying weather and temperature at the higher altitudes on the trek make it more difficult to trek. Walking over the rugged and wet monsoon trails is very difficult. Likewise, trekking over the trails covered in snow during winter is tough. Make sure you pack adequate gears. Also, you can practice some strength-building pieces of training and cardio-vascular training starting a month before you go. This will ease your trek and will help you cope with the trek difficulties very well. Halesi Treks is a popular travel company in Nepal. We organize the best tours and treks. All our trekking packages are customizable. Read about us for more details. If you want to go on a trek with us, let us know. Contact Us.
- Scenic flight to Lukla.
- Get acquainted with the mountain people in the heart of Himalayas.
- Visiting Gokyo Lake.
- Encounter the turquoise water of Gokyo Lake.
- Impressive Ngozumpa glacier.
- Hike up to Gokyo Ri, the astounding viewpoints in the Everest Region.
- Witness the remarkable views of super Gokyo valley, massive Ngozumpa glacier and an incredible view of Khumbu Himalayas.
- Wonderful staying Experience in a remote region.
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel
Day 02: A full day of sightseeing of Kathmandu valley
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding Flight Duration: 30 to 40 minutes Trek Duration: 3 hours Maximum Altitude: 2610 meters
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours Maximum Altitude: 3445 meters
Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization Trek Duration: 5 hours Maximum Altitude: 3790 meters
Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole Trekking Duration: 6 hours Maximum Altitude: 4150 meters
Day 07: Trek from Dole to Machhermo Trekking Duration: 4 to 5 hours Maximum Altitude: 4470 meters
Day 08: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo Trek Duration: 4 to 5 hours Maximum Altitude: 4750 meters
Day 09: Rest day at Gokyo and Climb Gokyo Ri Trek Duration: 4 hours Maximum Altitude: 5365 meters
Day 10: Trek from Gokyo Renjo Pass Lumde Trek Duration: 9 hours Maximum Altitude: 5345 meters
Day 11: Trek from Lumde to Thame Trek Duration 4 to 5 hours Maximum Altitude: 3820 meters
Day 12: Trek from Thame to Namche Bazaar Trek Duration: 5 hours Maximum Altitude: 3440 meters
Day 13: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla Trek Duration: 7 to 8 hours Maximum Altitude: 2886 meters
Day 14: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 15: Transfer to the international airport for your final departure
- Pick up and drop off from and to International airport.
- 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu (first two nights and last one night)
- Everest National Park Permit
- Khumbu Entrance Fee
- One English speaking government Licensed Guide experienced, salary, Insurance, food, and accommodation)
- One porter for every two people.
- Accommodation in tea houses twin sharing (private room/ Shared bathroom)
- 3 Meals a day – breakfast, lunch, dinner during the trek (Anything from the menu)
- Fresh fruits every envying.
- Flight ticket (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu
- Farewell dinner at Nepalese cultural restaurant after the trek in Kathmandu.
- All taxes and Company service charges
- City tour with cultural guide
- Bar and beverage bills, Tea, Coffee, wifi, bottled water, hot shower, Battery charge.
- Personal expenses, personal trekking equipment, personal insurance for health and evacuation
- Tipping for guide and porters
- international flight ticket
- Nepal entry visa fee
On this day, you will land at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal. At the airport, you should get visa stamps. At the airport, you’ll see our representative who will be holding a board of Halesi Treks. S/he will receive you and will drop to your hotel in a private vehicle. After arriving at the hotel, you can take some rest. If you want to walk outside in the evening, you can simply stroll around the streets in Kathmandu. Have a comfortable overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu.
On your second day in Nepal, you will be sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley. There are various UNESCO World Heritage sites that you can visit. You can make visits to the Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and others. On this day, you can also buy some trekking accessories at various shops in Thamel. We can help you buy your accessories if you’d want us to. Also, we will call you at our office to introduce you to your trekking partners, your guides, and others.
Today, we will receive at your hotel early in the morning. We will drive you to Tribhuvan International Airport. From the domestic terminal, you will board on a flight to Lukla. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is a short flight. The flight is scenic. You can see the aerial views of Kathmandu valley and the heritage sites as you fly northwards of the valley. The mesmerizing Himalayan ranges appear on your front as you fly towards Lukla. Lukla airport is one of the most dangerous airports in the world. The experience when the plane lands over the short runway at Lukla airport is thrilling! Lukla is the place from where your actual trek begins. Lukla is also called as the gateway to Everest. From Lukla, we will head north towards Phakding village. This is an easy hike. The difficult trek starts with a short and easy hike where the trail descends to Dudh Koshi valley. We will walk across Chheplung and will cross the Thado Kosi river over a suspension bridge. After crossing the bridge, we will get a glimpse of Kusum Kanguru, 6367 meters. The trekking route continues towards Ghat. From Ghat, we will walk through a beautiful ridge. We will follow the trekking trail until we reach the beautiful village in Phakding. There are various lodges and teahouses in Phakding where you can stay for overnight.
Today is the day when we will head towards the major Sherpa hub in the Everest region, Namche Bazaar. Today is an exciting day. You will be we will crossing the winding Dudhkoshi River five times over the suspension bridges. Crossing the high suspension bridges covered with the prayer flags is a beautiful feeling. We will walk towards Jorasale. Jorasale is a beautiful village. At the village, there is is an entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park. The park is a natural UNESCO World Heritage site in Nepal. Before you enter the park, you must verify your permits. After having lunch at Jorasale, we will climb uphill towards Namche. The final climb, an hour before you reach Namche is tough. On the way, there are several viewpoints from where you can see catch splendid views of Mt. Everest. After the strenuous climb, we will reach Namche. Namche is a beautiful village with clustered houses. There are many shops, hotels, cafes, and lodges. Overnight at a hotel in Namche.
Today is your first rest day at Namche Bazaar. A rest day does not mean that you will spend your entire day sleeping and resting. Rest days are the acclimatization days where you trek to high altitudes during days and sleep at low altitudes at nights. This is the acclimatization hike before you enter an altitude of 4000 meters. As the acclimatization hike, we will trek to the Everest View Hotel, 3962 meters, the highest placed hotel in the world. From the hotel, you can see the best views of mesmerizing peaks like Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. After enjoying a nice breakfast at the hotel, we will walk for around an hour to reach Syangboche airstrip 3790 meters. From there, we will make a steady climb towards Khunde. On the way to Khundu, we’ll see century’s old Chorten. We will trek eastwards to the Khumjung village. Khumjung is the largest village in the Everest region. From the village, you’ll see amazing views of Khumbila peak. We will eat lunch at the village and will trek down to Namche.
We will start after having a nice morning breakfast at Namche. From Namche, we will climb a little to the ridge top. From there, we will see the brilliant views of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse. We will continue trekking through the scenic trail. Along the trail, there are some sellers who sell Tibetan handworks. After continuing to trek for some time, we will arrive at a crossroad. From there, we will take along the route that goes towards Phortse Thanga. We will spend some time exploring the lifestyles of the local people and cultures at the old monasteries. There is a local powerhouse at Phortse. From Phortse, the trekking trail climbs steeply uphill through the forests of rhododendron and birch. We will reach the small settlements of Tonga and Gayle before we finally reach Dole. From Dole, you’ll see the eye-catching views of Khumbila and Tawache peak. Overnight in Dole.
From Dole, the trekking trail climbs steadily along the side of the valley. On our way, we will see the small and thorny bushes. As the altitude rises, we will see the scrub juniper trees. The trek route from Dole to Macchermo isn't so tough. This route allows for a little rest and acclimatization. The scenery along the route keeps on amazing you as you walk. You will see the fascinating views of Mt. Cho Oyu, the world’s 5th highest peak, and the peaks of Kantega and Thamserku. The trail passes through some summer settlements. Summer settlements are the settlements where people take Yaks and other cattle for grazing in the summer season. Machhermo is a beautiful village that sits on the lap of a beautiful snowy mountain. During summer, the village looks wonderful with green pastures and green hillsides filled with flowers. Overnight at Macchermo in a lodge.
We will start to trek after having early morning breakfast at Macchermo. The trek route from Machhermo to Gokyo Lake is highly scenic. You will see beautiful views of elegant peaks such as Cho Oyu, Cholatse, and others. From Macchermo, we follow the trekking trail to Pangka. From Pangga, we will make a short and easy descent. We will follow the river on the trail. The river originates at the Ngozumpa glacier and flows down the west side of the glacier. We will now climb a steep trail that leads to the valley. Before arriving at the valley, we will see the amazing views of Mount Cho Oyu and Khantega gorge. On trekking further, we will pass by the side of the first of the Gokyo lakes. After walking for some time, we will arrive at the second lake too. From there, we will cross the path that leads across the glacier to Cho La, 5420 meters. In the eastern shore of the glacier, we will see the third lake. The third Gokyo lake is also called as Dudh Pokhari. The Gokyo village sits on the eastern shore of the lake, where we will reach after following the side of the lake. We will check into a lodge at the village. After having lunch, we will make a visit to Fifth Lake. The fifth Gokyo lake is magnetic. We will enjoy the magnetic vista of the mesmerizing lake and will take some pictures. After relishing the time at the lake, we will trek back to Gokyo village. Overnight stay in Gokyo Village.
Today is your second acclimatization day. Early in the morning, Halesi Treks guide will take a hike to Gokyo Ri. after climbing the Gokyo Ri, we will get wonderful sunrise and sunset views over the Himalayan ranges including Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Makalu. Gokyo is a trade center where the Sherpa people run lodges to provide the best services to the trekkers, and situated by the side of Ngozumpa glacier, the biggest glacier of Nepal. Today, we will walk around the lake and will climb the Gokyo Ri peak to have a sunrise view and excellent views of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest. After enjoying the mesmerizing vistas of the Himalayan ranges and the tranquil Gokyo lakes, we will trek down to the Gokyo village. You will have a whole day to do whatever you want to. You can take baths, do laundry, explore the Gokyo village, or simply sleep. Overnight in Gokyo village.
We will begin to trek after early morning breakfast in Gokyo. We will gently climb uphill over the grassy area. Today, we will climb the Renjo La pass, an amazing pass in the Khumbu region. The climb isn’t so steep in the beginning. But as you keep on climbing further, the slope becomes steeper progressively. Climbing to the top of the pass is challenging. This part of the trek is quite complex. As we reach the top, we will see the stunning panorama of Rolwaling and Tengi Ragi Tau mountains. We will see the dazzling vista of Everest itself, Lhotse, Cholatse, and Taboche. From Renjo La, we will see the awesome views of the third Gokyo Lake, and the Ngozumpa Glacier. We will continue through the trekking trails after seeing the small Rermo Pokhari (lake) towards the east. We will also see the dazzling views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Gyachung Kang and Gokyo lakes towards the eastward direction. The trekking trail winds down a stone staircase. Be careful! The staircases might be slippery due to the ice deposits over them. From there, we will trek downhill through beautiful meadows. We will also see Relama Tsho and Renjo Lake while we trek. We will walk towards the Bhote Koshi river valley. On your way, there are chances that you might see the Yak caravans coming from Tibet. This route is a popular trek route for trading to Tibet. There is a portion where the trek route passes down through a narrow valley with giant boulders. Now, we will reach Lumde.
After having breakfast at Lumde, we will follow the trek route towards the village of Thame. After arriving in Thame, we will take rest after checking into a lodge. There is a historical place called Thame monastery. We will make a visit to the monastery. At the monastery, you can rejoice spiritual Buddhist practices. Overnight in Thame.
We will start to trek after having a nice and filling breakfast at Thame village. From the village, we will set off on the trekking trail towards Namche Bazaar. Saying bye-bye to the gorgeous mountains and the alluring Himalayas, we will walk down the village. On our way back to Namche, we can enjoy the beautiful vistas of the surrounding. There are several viewpoints from where you can see the splendid panoramas of the sugar-coated Himalayas. After walking for some hours, we will reach Namche Bazaar. On your way back to Namche, you might meet with some vendors trying to sell the Tibetan crafts. If you have interests in buying any, you can buy them. Namche is a popular Sherpa town. It is the capital of the Everest region. At Namche, you can taste the local Yak cheese. The Yak cheese in Namche is popular. You can stroll around the clustered market in Namche. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
After a nice breakfast in Namche, we will leave for Lukla. From Namche, you have to descend down to Jorasele village. This part of the trail is tough. It is rocky and steep. On the way, you’ll see the Yaks and porters struggling to walk up and down this tough section. While walking down there are viewpoints from where you will see a beautiful view of Mt. Everest and other peaks. The trek route from Namche to Lukla crosses the suspension bridges over winding Dudh Kosi river several times. We will walk towards the Phakding village and from there, we will trek to Lukla. On the following day, we will fly to Kathmandu via Lukla-Kathmandu airport from Lukla airport. Prepare for your departure tomorrow. Overnight at a lodge in Lukla.
Today, we will bid goodbye to a remarkable Everest region. With tons of beautiful memories from the trek, we will board on the airplane. Enjoy the aerial views of the Everest region and the amazing Himalayas from the plane. You will see the beautiful views of the high mountains and tranquil valleys. We will land at the Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu. From there, Halesi Treks will escort you to your hotel. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.
today is the day when you’ll finally say goodbye to us. We will escort you to the airport depending on your flight schedule. We hope you had your best time with Halesi Treks. We will look forward to going to the other treks with you in the future. We can customize our Gokyo and Renjo La pass trek. Feel free to comment on our itinerary. Contact Us.
From Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flight may be delayed by few hours or even canceled due to bad weather condition. So, you should be prepared for such flight delays or cancellations. But we will do our best to avoid such conditions. In case of flight cancellation, we will try to get you on the flight for the next day. Getting an early flight for the next day may not be possible during the high season so, we can arrange a flight by helicopter as well but it will be an extra cost. If we have a group of 4- 5 people, we can charter a helicopter from Kathmandu – Lukla. It will be advisable to have extra days in Kathmandu before and after the trekking. We can arrange your cultural / adventure tours (such as sightseeing tours, rafting, jungle safari, with extra cost if the extra days are not used for the flight conditions to Lukla and back.
If the flight is delayed and canceled for several days which could disturb your onward journey, you are free to choose trekking in Annapurna, Langtang and other regions and we are Halesi Treks arrange the alternative trek.
All the accommodation as per the itinerary is included in the package cost. Halesi Treks have chosen the 2/3 star hotel in the cities for your comfort and safety. The hotels can be upgraded to more deluxe ones upon your request. While trekking in the Mountain, our guides will choose the best available lodge of the village from their past experience. As some villages have limited number of lodges, in a peak season like in Spring and Autumn. Comfortable two men tent with mattress and four seasons sleeping bag will be provided for the camping trek. Our crew will try to set the camp in a scenic place. All the hotel and camping accommodations are as per twin sharing basis unless you are of a different gender.
Nepal is such an easy place to get several vegetarian options so no worries if you are a vegetarian or non-vegetarian. You can enjoy typical Nepali food as well as continental, Italian, Indian and Tibetan. Freshly cooked and hygienic dinner and breakfast are served at the camp and lunch will be served on the way to the next destination which will be prepared by our own chef. Only breakfast is served in Kathmandu whilst farewell dinner on the eve of your international departure is served from our side. All the meals (B/L/D) are on full board basis during the trek.
An experienced and licensed Guide and necessary porters will assist you during the trek. In a group with more than 8 clients, 2 guides will be provided for the betterment in service. In a teahouse trek, generally, one porter is provided for every two clients who carry between 15 to 18 kg. However, on a camping journey, more porters are required. All the camping types of equipment such as kitchen, dining, dome and toilet tents, kitchen equipment, fuel, and all consumable goods have to be carried from Kathmandu which needs more manpower. All of our guides and porters are fully insured so you don't' have to worry about them in case of emergency. Our team believes that our customer care is the first priority.
Physical Fitness and Experience
Gokyo and Renjo La Trek is trek which is fit for those who have the ability to walk 5-7 hours of walking uphill and downhill in a day carrying the personal day pack. Some days are longer with 7- 8 hours of walking as well. Goyo and Renjo La Trek is altitude trek which demands physical, however having strong determination, positive vibe and average physical fitness can complete this trek. Doing some physical exercise a few weeks prior to the trip is better but technical skill is not required for this trek. If you are taking medicine for heart, lung or blood diseases, please kindly consult your doctor and inform to Halesi Treks.
This is a real adventure in high altitude so obtaining a travel insurance is always a good idea for your safety and is highly recommended too. Your travel insurance policy should cover helicopter evacuation and medical expenses in an emergency. There is not any Nepalese insurance company to sell travel insurance policy so you better buy a good one from home. There are some insurance policies which covers only in low altitude below 4000 mt. and some only in high altitude above 4000 mt. So before you purchase it, please double-check the policy what it covers and where are you going.
Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for Gokyo and Renjo La Trek Where normally days are sunny, the temperature is perfect, the sky is clear and Mountain remains crystal. This trek can be done in Monsoon (June to August ) but you should not expect the great weather and Mountain view. You can do it in Winter (December to February) if you are used to with extreme cold temperature.
Highway in Nepal is safe, however, sometimes transport can be halted due to landslide, strike or by political unrest. Add a cushion of a few extra days in your onward travel schedule, advised as a margin of safety for your international flight from Nepal. We, therefore, advise that you schedule at least an extra days cushion in your itinerary to avoid conflicts with international flights out of Nepal. In that case, Halesi Treks can arrange activities with your additional days in Kathmandu before your flight home.
Myself and 2 friends enjoyed an amazing 2 weeks trekking through Gokyo and the Renjo La pass with Niru as our guide and Prakesh and Purna as porters. I contacted a few companies when initially setting out to arrange the trip. Man Kumar at Halesi Treks was consistently helpful, keen to offer a range of options and advice, and together we were able to put together an itinerary that was ideally suited our interests and experience. Throughout the planning stage, Man Kumar always responded very quickly to queries.
It can feel slightly nerve-wracking organizing a trip like this from the other side of the world but from the moment we arrived in Kathmandu, Niru our guide did everything he could to set us at ease. On the trip itself, Niru consistently went above and beyond. We discussed plans each evening as a group. Niru’s extensive experience allowed him to suggest various options for us along the way, always taking our needs and experience into account. Whilst meeting other groups and guides along the way it was quite clear Niru went to more effort than he needed to ensure we had the best possible trip, also always ensuring we got the best possible service from lodge owners, knowing when to ask for the best rooms, etc. Niru tailored the trek to challenge us a little as we’d wanted whilst also offering sound advice on pacing along the way. His knowledge and experience of the Himalayas were as good as we could have hoped for. Lastly, we’re most grateful for Niru smoothing the path to get us on our Lukla flights in both directions with no major delays (none by Himalayan standards anyway). We met lots of people who had a much less pleasant experience getting in and out of the hills.
Having traveled with Halesi I now couldn’t recommend them highly enough for a trekking experience in Nepal. Man Kumar even came to meet us at the end of our trip to check that everything had gone as planned. It was quite clear that he takes real pride in offering the best possible service to his clients and I’d love to be able to do business with Halesi again in the future.
Many thanks to Man Kumar, Niru, Prakesh, and Purna for a spectacular 2-week trip!!!
Calum Matheson, United Kingdom