Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek - 12 Days

The Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek is one of the most spectacular treks in the Everest region. They take you to one of the Khumbu’s high mountain passes. Near Tibet, lies the Renjo La Mountain Pass (5360m). The majesty of the Everest area can be appreciated in its finest form.

Indulge yourself with this voyage in the Khumbu’s many characteristics. Throughout the trip, you can visit many ethnically rooted Sherpa villages and settlements. This is just as much a beautiful trek as it is rich in history.

This journey, away from the busy trails, offers a unique yet typical experience of the Everest region. Moving through the Sherpa ethnic group’s heartland into the enormously snow-capped mountain ranges, we enjoy the several pleasures of Sagarmatha National Park.

While passing suspension bridges, passing through tranquil terraced hillsides and villages of Sherpa, our Gokyo Renjo La pass Trek brings tourists deep into the Khumbu area and crosses high altitude Himalayan passes.

In the meantime, you will be witnessing the sheer scale of some of the highest mountains in the world like Mt. Everest (8,848 meters).

Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek is a short route trek particularly planned for those who only have limited holiday time but are committed to visiting Nepal’s less crowded trekking destination.

The best season for trekking Gokyo Renjo La pass trek, though, is March-May and September through November. You will thoroughly enjoy this trek if you are reasonably fit and fine, and have a sense of adventure.

There are many highlights in The Everest Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass Trek. You take a flight to Lukla to start the trek. You will appreciate the characteristics in the best way, making your way from one cultural village to the next.

We will have an option to visit Namche Bazaar and Thame’s popular mountain village. Other features like visiting Lake Gokyo and the Gokyo RI.

Highlights of Gokyo Renjo La Pass trek

  • Panoramic mountain views of Mount Everest (8848m), Cho-Oyu (8201m), Lhotse(8516m) and many others.
  • Less crowded region and trekking off-the-beaten-path on Everest.
  • Beautiful mountain flight towards Lukla.
  • In the heart of the Himalayas communicate with the mountain people.
  • Delightful communities of Sherpa, with their own lifestyle, history, and traditions.
  • Demanding routes and fun uphill walks.
  • See the huge Ngozumpa glacier, spectacular views of the Incredibly Gokyo Valley, a stunning view of the Khumbu region in Himalayan.
  • Trek across the stunning Sagarmatha National Park.

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Day 1
Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla & Trek to Phakding

Altitude: 2610m

Time: 3-4 hours

Difficulty: Easy

On the third day, we’ll take a flight from Kathmandu(TIA) to Lukla (2810 m). During the 30-minute long plane ride, you will be able to revel at the sight of magnificent hills, rivers, and mountains.

Serve a cheerful breakfast after arrival at Lukla airport and you’ll be introduced to your porter. Then we head further north towards Phakding (2620 m). It is a pleasant 3-hour journey through the Valley of Dudhkoshi.

We will switch from the airstrip to Chheplung (2700 m) towards the north. You will encounter Kusam Kangguru (6367 m) past the bridge, which is one of the hardest to conquer mountains ever. You will head towards the Phakding tribal village where you will stay overnight.

Day 2
Day 02: Phakding to Namche Bazar

Altitude: 3440m

Time: 6 hours

Difficulty: Moderate

Having left the village, you should move for your next spot; Namche Bazaar. You can walk through the Dudh Koshi river several times.

The feeling of passing the suspension bridge over the mountain is exciting. Experience the view from the settlement of Benkar over Mt. Thamserku- ‎6,608 m.

When the climb begins, you will reach Jorsale. Jorsale is a tiny Khumbu village that embraces you with vibrant prayer flags.

You can get your lunch here and take some rest here. This is also the Sagarmatha National Park point where you will test your permits.

Strolling from Jorasale you will hit Namche Bazaar, the Everest gateway. Rich in Tibetan artifacts, Namche is full of small and vibrant markets. Inside this ancient trading center, you will have a spectacular experience.

You are staying at Namche Bazaar. The large view from the hotel to Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam is truly breathtaking.

Day 3
Day 03: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazar

It’s really important that you get adapted to the altitude. It will increase the chance of sickness from altitude. Explore Namche Bazaar’s traditional villages and paths.

You need to get up early, have coffee, hike north. A small village (Khnude village) will be entered. If you’re fortunate, you get to hear the nearby monastery’s quiet Buddhist chanting.

You will get a magnificent view of the valley from this location. Another small village lies just 10 minutes east of Khunde town. Khumjung village is where you can get an initial glimpse of Ama Dablam, a sacred mountain.

Here you can relax, have lunch and head south to the Everest View Hotel. And you can see Everest from here as the name suggests.

Relax the evening with some hot tea and bread at Namche. You can get some cash and gears if you need them.

On that journey, you will find something later. Plus, do not forget to take a hot bath here for the rest of your trekking. You will hardly get any.

Day 4
Day 04: Namche Bazaar to Dole

Altitude: 4038m

Time: 6 hours

Difficulty: Easy-Moderate

After passing Namche, head to Dole, the area over 4000 meters above sea level. Your trek begins with steady ascents along Kyanjuma ridges. You will get the cool view of the mountain range and the hills that’s relaxing for your eyes.

You will then walk via the thick woodland, rich in colored Rhododendrons, Oak, Juniper, hanging mosses, lichens and many species of flora and fauna.

Afterward the paths go through the various settlements of Sherpas and Kharkas. You will also see the large pasturelands on which wild yaks and sheep graze.

The path also passes Tongba (3950 m) and Gyele (3960 m), before Dole. There are few lodges in these little settlements where you can take a little break.

Day 5
Day 05: Dole to Machhermo

Altitude: 4470m

Time: 5 hours

Difficulty: Easy-Moderate

When you march along with the raise the air is thinner than before. Therefore you need to be extra alert.

While you continue the walk you ascend the ranges of wildflowers juniper forests. You can come across waterfalls, narrow hills, and steep ridges. You will climb the Lambara and Luza heights.

The view of the Kantega and Thamserku peaks is truly admirable. The path then takes you well above the river and the sandy fields. You end up hitting Machhermo. Here is one of Renjo La Pass’s enticing spots as the enigmatic tales linked to ‘Yeti’ lie here.

When you have time, please visit the Himalayan Rescue Hospital. You can receive helpful details about AMS, its prevention and primary care.

Day 6
Day 06: Trek to Gokyo; after Lunch hike to Fifth Lake and back to Gokyo

Altitude: 4800m

Time: 5 hours

Difficulty: Moderate

You will move out towards Gokyo after an enjoyable breakfast at Machhermo. Gokyo has lakes and a small town. To enter the village of Gokyo you must walk on a steady upward.

This climb, with some rugged trails and gorgeous vistas along the way, is exciting. Along your way to Gokyo, you will also be able to see the beautiful Ngozumpa Glacier, Gokyo Lake I and a few monasteries.

Gokyo’s tiny village has the ancient establishment of Sherpa. Enjoy visiting this area and you’ll see some of the most spectacular landscapes and lakes.

You are also going to see the mountains like Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu and Everest standing high among them.

The valley stretches over the edge as the route goes side by side towards Pangram at 4,390m. Now we arrive in Gokyo after a marginally higher climb, for a night’s stay.

You will also visit and enjoy the magnetic Fifth Lake sight after lunch and take photographs. Stay overnight in the village of Gokyo.

Day 7
Day 07: Early morning hike to Gokyo Ri for sunrise

Altitude: 5357m

Time: 3-5 hours

Difficulty: Hard

It will be another daybreak for Gokyo to try. Today is also a significant day, as you reach the highest point of your voyage; Gokyo RI.

You are going to get up early and start hiking up to Gokyo RI. It will take between 2-3 hours to reach the top. Gokyo Ri is one of the world’s highest settlements.

On entering, Gokyo RI presents you with the finest Mahalangur Himalayan Range panorama. Everest, Cho-Oyu, Lhotse, Cholatse Makalu, the Gyachung Kang, and Tawache are other prominent landmarks you can see.

You should go hiking and discover places like those around you. From Scoundrel’s perspective, the north face of Mount Everest looks fine. The steep mountains and the Himalayas look impressive.

A sight of Cho Oyu Base Camp and Ngozumpa Glacier is another blissing element. The glacier is likewise Nepal’s biggest glacier.

The glacier looks like the perfect ice body because it flows gradually. Here’s the happiest time you can have. You will end up heading back to Gokyo for a night’s stay.

Day 8
Day 08: Cross the Renjo La pass <strong>(5435m)</strong>; Trek down to Lungden

Altitude: 4300m

Time: 7 hours

Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult

You will cross one of the highest mountain passes in the Everest area today. The Renjo La Pass is a nice place where you can get a breathtaking view of some of the world’s highest mountains.

You will have to go hiking on some steep slopes and difficult trails. The trip is exciting as we walk through rugged terrain into the northern valley. You will come across the rugged terrains that will give you an idea of the Tibetan Valley.

Your trip involves several grasslands and rugged mountains. Climb up steep trails until you reach Renjo La Pass. You can see majestic mountains and stunning valleys and mountain passes.

Climb downward alongside the Bhote Koshi Valley from Renjo La Pass through magnificent grasslands. Just a few hours of smooth hiking you reach Lunden. You will stay for the night in this little place.

Day 9
Day 09: Lungden to Thame and visit Thame Monastery

Altitude: 3800m

Time: 5 hours

Difficulty: Easy

You start your descent after breakfast. You’ll enjoy the breathtaking snow mountains on your route to Thame. You must then pass various villages, thick woods, and stone stairs.

While walking for 4-5 hours, you can at last reach Thame. There are a great many places to visit. Up 150 meters above is the ancient Thame monastery.

This tranquil monastery is home to many Laypeople and monks. Here people hold festivals such as the Mani Rimdu festival.

You get to observe Buddhist spiritual activities. You will witness Sherpa’s lovely culture too. You will love the breathtaking alpine views too.

Day 10
Day 10: Thame to Namche

Altitude: 3440m

Time: 4-5 hours

Difficulty: Moderate

You will go down the road to Namche Bazaar on this day. It is necessary to walk past ancient chortens and gompas. You will love to walk on the quiet trails.

Villages such as Thamo and Samde are your places of rest. The monastery of Thamo is called Khari Gompa.

You should go to this nunnery and meet up with the little monks. It is now time to visit the highest hydroelectric power station in the world on the route.

Since you will be back at Namche, this time you will enjoy it to the max. Must try the special, appetizing dishes made from butter and yak cheese. You can also buy beautiful souvenirs that include western exotic arts and crafts.

Day 11
Day 11: Namche to Lukla

Altitude: 2860m

Time: 6 hours

Difficulty: Easy

After breakfast with magnificent views of the mountains, we start heading down to Lukla. We travel down to the peaks for half an hour while experiencing the last glimpse of Mt. Everest and saying bye.

Today, before arriving in Lukla, you will pass six suspension bridges and visit numerous Sherpa settlements. We travel another 3 hours to Phakding after reaching the highest bridge and rest for lunch.

After 2.5 hours of hiking along the stunning trail through Sherpa villages, we arrived in Lukla. Time to spend the Last Himalayan Night in Lukla.

Day 12
Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu

Carry your belongings to the airport and drive off. You will hit Kathmandu today. Return to luxury, return to civilization and return to comfort. You will hit Kathmandu in 30 minutes after you catch an early flight. And now is the time to celebrate, open the champagne bottle.

Best time for Gokyo Renjo La Pass trek

If you are planning to trek through Gokyo Renjo La Pass then, Autumn and Spring are the perfect seasons to go trekking.

The autumn season lasts from September through November and the Spring season lasts from March through May. It’s best to visit nearly every area of Nepal this season.

During the Spring Season, a mild atmosphere is observed. The hills are to be lined with Rhododendron blossoms, orchid, etc. Autumn Season is Nepal’s loveliest season.

Even in the Mountains, the temperature is hot. For the best views across the mountains, these days should be better. In every part of the world, those seasons are great.

In the Himalayas winter season (December to January) is a bit colder. The days are warmer, though, and you will be seeing plenty of sunlight.

The precipitation is periodic. You can prefer the winter season if you want to ride in quiet trails and can cope with extremely cold weather.

From June to July Nepal experiences summer monsoon. Summer won’t be in your favor. Chances of canceling the flight could occur, and the trails would be slippery.

Difficulties in the Gokyo Renjo La Pass trek

Someone with good health and stamina will take this trek on. Besides some muddy tracks and steep terrain along the route, if you’re up for it, the whole trek is relatively mild and sustainable.

The path is well established but sometimes it is difficult to navigate the trails, particularly if there are fewer people on the trek due to heavy snowfall.

High-altitude sickness is another concern because the trek has a height of 5000 meters. To prevent altitude sickness, we have planned the itinerary in such a way that by adding two days of rest, you will become acclimated to the environment.

But if you are more likely to be suffering from altitude sickness, make sure to take medicine after consulting your doctor.

Until climbing to high altitudes you should also check with the locals. It can be useful because the environment can shift a trek’s trajectory at any time.

Food and Accommodation during Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek

Nepal has a wide range of foods and is simple to cater for. If you are a vegetarian/vegan, gluten-free, or dairy-free, if you let us know in advance, we can work around that.

Your breakfast is included in your stay at your Kathmandu hotel. You have to eat lunch and dinner.

You will have breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the trek. We may order traditional Nepalese, European, Italian, Tibetan and Indian food at teahouses for tea house treks. But as you trek higher the options get limited.

We will prepare the meals for you while camping. After our trek, you will have a traditional Nepali meal in Thamel for a celebration/pre-departure.

Both of our packages provide on-cost accommodation. Collection itinerary contains this lodging. We do provide you with a 2-3 Star hotel while in Kathmandu.

Our guides will choose the best accommodation for you to stay during the trek based on their knowledge as well as the availability of rooms. The twin-shared basis would be all housing. The shower and toilet will be shared at the peak.

You may need to share a room with a same-sex trekker from another party during the high trekking season.

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Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek