Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek

USD 1,450
  • Activities
    Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek
  • Max Elevation
    5,340m at Gokyo Ri & 5,345m at Renjo La Pass
  • Trip Duration
    16 Days
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate
  • Lodging
    Eco-lodges Trek
  • Meals
    full board on Trekking and BB plan on city
  • Transportation
    Private vehicle & flight
  • Communication
    Available
  • Group Size
    Minimum 2
  • Best Season
    Spring and Autumn
  • Per Day Walk
    Approx. 4 - 6

Trip Highlights for Gokyo Renjo La Pass :

  • Explore beautiful freshwater lake – Gokyo lake inside the amazing Gokyo Valley
  • Hike to Gokyo Ri 5340m for excellent views of Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt. Lhotse 8516 m, Mt. Makalu 8463m, Mt. Cho Oyu 8201m and other snow-topped mountains.
  • Experience the crossing of adventurous Renjo La Pass 5435m.
  • Extend the Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek itinerary to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar Trek or crossing of other high passes apart from Renjo La Pass.

Trip Introduction : 

Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition is an amazing opportunity for trekkers who want to explore the beauty of Gokyo Valley inside Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979.

The trek includes the crossing of adventurous Renjo La Pass 5435m and the magnificent view of Mt. Everest 8848 m, Mt. Lhotse 8516 m, Mt. Makalu 8463m, Mt. Cho Oyu 8201m and other snow-capped mountains from beautiful viewpoint Gokyo Ri 5340m.

Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla – the gateway to Everest and Khumbu Region. From Lukla, we begin to trek following the trail which descends for a while before climbing up onto a ridge, passing through Phakding we head towards Namche Bazaar – the Sherpa Capital. We take a day’s rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and exploring around Namche and to be physically fit for ascending towards more altitude.

We continue to follow the trail that leads to Thame. After resting a day at Thame the trail heads up through a number of villages offering the best views of landscapes and mountains towards Lungden. From Lungden we follow the trail towards Gokyo crossing the adventurous and challenging Renjo La Pass 5435m. At Gokyo, we make an early morning hike up to Gokyo Ri 5483m, from where we get the close views of Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt. Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Makalu 8481m, Mt.

Cho Oyu 8201m and other surrounding snow-topped peaks. After spending quality time at Gokyo we continue our trail towards Machhermo. From there the return journey is followed by the same route passing Namche Bazaar and towards Lukla. The wonderful experience of trekking at Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek ends with a scenic mountain flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu. 
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  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] & transfer to Hotel.

    Our airport arrival and departure representative will be at Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be transferred to the hotel and our staff will help you until check-in procedure ends at Hotel. Either you can have rest at Hotel or visit NGT’s office. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition Team. Today, we also manage a formal program to meet and introduce with our guide, where you can have a briefing from the guide about the full extent of information of Gokyo Renjola Pass Trek and other required essentials. 

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner. 

  • Day 02: Sightseeing at Kathmandu.

    Click here for detailed information about World’s Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Nepal.
    Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for day sightseeing. 

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: BB Plan 

  • Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla [2800m/9184ft] [45 min flight] & Trek from Lukla to Phakding [2640m/8659ft] [3 hrs trek]

    We take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, that takes around 35 minutes. From Lukla, our trek starts following a gentle climb through left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. The Dudh Kosi approaches as we pass along mani walls and arrive at a Ghat teahouse. The route continues along a small path with many climbs and descents following the left bank of Dudh Koshi to Phakding. 

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3440m/11283ft] [5-6 hrs trek]

    The trail from Phakding starts by crossing a stream and climbing up the terraced hill until we arrive at Bengar. We continue along the path with many ups and downs, we make a stop at the National Park Service where the park entrance fee is collected. After a short distance along the Bhote Koshi, we begin the steep ascent towards Namche Bazar. As the mountain path zigzags uphill, we emerge at a ridge top rest area that offers excellent views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m). The climb eases somewhat as the path goes along the pine forest to reach Namche Bazaar (3440m). 

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 05: Rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion around the places.

    Namche Bazaar has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization at the high altitude before heading off towards Thame. For the acclimatization, you walk up to Khunde Hospital which was set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or a one hour walk up to the Syangboche 3800m for an outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. There are also good views from the National Park Centre and Museum just above the town.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Thame [3830m/12562ft] [4-5 hrs trek]

    From Namche, the route turns west and the trail heads up the Bhote Koshi Valley, once a popular trading route into Tibet. Along the way we pass many prayer flags, Mani walls and carved stones, all indicative of the Tibetan Buddhist culture of this area. After descending to the Bhote Koshi the trail climbs steeply to Thame. Thame Gompa is situated above the village overlooking the valley and is the site for the spring celebrations of the Mani Rimdu festival. 

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 07: Rest at Thame for Acclimatization

    We take a day’s rest for acclimatization and exploration around Thame. Thame offers amazing views of the peaks Teng Kangpoche and Kwangde. To the north is the Nangpa La, the pass leading to Tibet. A walk over to the Thame Gompa, situated above the village can be a good option. We can also visit Khumbu Bijuli (Electricity) Power on the banks of Bhote Koshi. Khare Monastery is another point of attraction in Thame.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 08: Trek from Thame to Lungden [4380m/14266ft] [5-6 hrs walk]

    From Thame, we trek on a broad and easy to follow a trail that heads along banks of Bhote Khosi before crossing the river. Shortly, we reach the village of Marlung and in around one hour we reach the few teahouses at Lungden.  

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 09: Rest day at Lungden.

    We take a rest day at Lungen for acclimatization and exploration around Lungden before crossing the Renjo La Pass 5435m the next day. We can visit Nakpa valley which falls on the old trade route to Tibet. Besides, Lake Cho Relmo and Marlung are some places of attraction in Lungden.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 10: Trek from Lungden to Gokyo via Renjo La Pass [5435m/17826ft] [6-7 hrs walk]

    The trail follows a sharp uphill passing through a large sandy kharka. The trail continues to ascend towards the edge of the glacial lake, from where we start to climb the stone steps. Walking along the stone staircase we approach the adventurous and challenging Renjo La Pass  5435m. The view from the pass is one of the best in the entire Solu-Khumbu. The trail now descends around a rocky spur which can be icy. We follow the trail downhill entering a broad valley and towards Gokyo.  

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 11: Morning climb to Gokyo Ri [5483m/17984ft] & Exploring day at Gokyo.

    We make an early morning hike up to Gokyo Ri 5483m, from where we get the close views of Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt. Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Makalu 8481m, Mt. Cho Oyu 8201m and other surrounding snow-topped peaks. After spending quality time at Gokyo Ri, we descend down to Gokyo for exploration around the valley.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 12: Trek from Gokyo to Dole [4040m/13251ft] [5-6 Hrs Trek]

    It is a short walk to the village of Machermo following Dudh Koshi stream. There are yak pastures and a few human settlements. From here we can have an excellent view of Tawoche. While trekking from Machhermo to Dole we can enjoy the views of mountains, landscapes and river.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 13: Trek from Dole to Namche Bazaar [5-6 hrs trek]

    From Dole, we continue to descend following the trail that offers a great view of landscapes, settlements and mountains. During the trek, we can observe the local activities such as yak herding. After a few hours of walking through the glimmering up and down, we reach the Sherpa capital – Namche Bazaar.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 14: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla [5-6 hrs trek]

    The last day of your trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. The trek is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote- Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla for your overnight stay.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 15: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

    We take an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Enjoy the scenic mountain flight after the wonderful trekking experience with Nepal Guide Treks.

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

  • Day 16: Transfer to International Airport for Departure.

    Finally, back to own home after successfully accomplish Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek in Nepal with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition. Our representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.

What's included?
  • Airport Arrival and departure transfer
  • 3 nights stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan
  • Full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu including Private Vehicle, City Guide, and entry fees
  • Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu flight
  • All meals [B/F, Lunch & Dinner] During Trekking period
  • Tea House Lodges accommodation during Trekking
  • TIMS [Trekkers information Manual System] permit and Sagarmatha National Park fee
  • Highly experienced Trekking guide for the entire trek
  • Required Number of Porters
  • Staffs food, clothing salary & Insurance.
  • General First aid Kids
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinners in Kathmandu
  • All tax, vats and necessary paper works
What's not included?
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks
  • Rescue & Evacuation
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff

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Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek Difficulty
Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek is one another must to do and challenging trekking in the Khumbu Region. This trekking is different than the Mainstream Everest Region Trekking. This trekking is quite challenging due to its altitude. Besides altitude, the slippery snow filled trails, ice falls, crevasses, glaciers, snow storm and ice burst, unstable weather etc makes this trek pretty challenging.

Gokyo Renjo La Pass covers crossing Renjo La Pass (5338m) which is counted as one of the most challenging sections of this trekking. Crossing Renjo La Pass offers some of the most dazzling view points of the Everest.

Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek is the most pleasant trekking experience if you undertake it with proper preparation. One must be physically and mentally fit to go on this trek. An adequate collection of gears and equipment also plays a vital role to make this trip successful. Do not undertake this trek as a classic Everest Region trekking. It is much more challenging than them.

Best Season for Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek
Trekking and Hiking are the most popular leisure activities around the world. They can be great pursuit of happiness if they are secured and successful. Therefore, before undertaking these activities we must be very clear about when to go.

Hiking in Nepal can be done throughout the year. Autumn and spring are the best seasons to go on trekking in Nepal. Every season has something distinct. Autumn season lasts for September to November and Spring Season lasts for March to May. To visit almost all regions of Nepal these two seasons are ideal.

During Spring Season Nepal experiences moderate climate. The hills will be veiled with the blossoms of Rhododendron, orchid etc. Autumn Season is the loveliest season in Nepal. The temperature is warm even at the Mountains. The days will be clear which affords the best mountain views. These two seasons are perfect for every part of the country.

Winter season (December to January) is little colder at the Himalayas. The precipitation will be at the form snowfall. However, the days are still warmer with plenty of sunshine. The rainfall is occasional. If you like to travel in peaceful trails and can cope up with extreme cold weather, you can choose winter season.

Nepal experiences summer monsoon. We don’t recommend Summer Season (June to August) to you. However, this season can be the best time to visit the rain shadow areas like Mustang and Manang.

Preparation for Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek
Work one after proper planning and much preparation never fails. Trekking and Hiking is also such a event which requires a lot of preparations. These pursuits require a good level of physical fitness. Not only good physique helps you out, but also a mental strength is vital. If you have undertaken some smaller hikes earlier, trekking will be much easier for you. You need to be familiar with trekking and climbing gears. Besides that you need to be aware of basic climbing and mountaineering skills also depending upon the difficulty level. Cardio, yoga, jogging, running, swimming, etc. helps you to build up your physics. Stress Endurance Practice helps you to build up your mental capacity. Similarly, have plenty of hygienic foods including protein, carbohydrates and minerals. Here are some tips for preparing for any trekking/Climbing or Hiking in Nepal:

  • Go for a run or hike to hills where you have to do ascents and descents.
  • Once a week, do a long walk.
  • Swim and cycle.
  • You can also go up and down the stairs of a tall building.
  • Eat healthy food.
  • Keep on doing yoga. If you can, do more yoga related to breathing.

Altitude Sickness
Altitude Sickness is also known as Acute Mountain Sickness. It is a medical condition when our body could not adjust to the environment due to the low level of oxygen in the air. At high altitude, the level of the oxygen in the air is thin due to which our body can not adjust easily to the environment. Normally, it is more common above 2500 meter above the symptoms.

Common Symptoms: Headache, Nausea, Dizziness, Vomiting, Fatigue, Loss of Appetite, Trouble Sleeping etc.

Types of Altitude Sickness:
a. Acute Mountain Sickness: It is very common at high altitude and can cause vomiting, dizziness, nausea etc. overall, it is the mildest form of altitude sickness.

b. High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE): It is a very dangerous and life threatening conditions because fluid is built up in the lungs.

c. High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE): It is the most severe stage of Altitude Sickness because fluid is built up in the brain. It is life threatening one. The victim will be unable to walk, breathe and ultimately in Coma.

Treatment:
If you realize any other symptoms associated with Altitude Sickness other than Headache, just change your elevation. If the symptoms are severe, you need immediate medical attention. You need to consult with a physician. The best treatment of Altitude Sickness is to climb down as low as possible. If you are at a very high altitude, just climb below 4000m. If you have High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) , you might need a steroid called Dexamethasone. If you have High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE), you will need supplemental oxygen and other medications.

Prevention:
The best way to prevent Altitude Sickness is to have a lot of Acclimatization. That simply means climb high and sleep low. Here are some of the basic guidelines for preventing Altitude Sickness.

  • Do not climb hurriedly. Keep your pace steady.
  • Do have a lot of acclimatization.
  • Do not drink alcohol or do not smoke.
  • Drink plenty of fresh water.
  • Eat plenty of hygienic foods.
  • Use Diamox Pills 24 hrs prior to the climb.

Trekking Gears for Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek
For the safe, secure, and successful trekking experience, we need some gears and instruments. We also may require some technical trekking instruments depending upon the difficulty grade. Here we are going to discuss briefly about trekking gears and instruments for Nepal.

Packing: Duffle Bag (It is useful if you hire a porter, It must be waterproof, durable, and lockable), Rucksack Bag with Waterproof Cover (It is useful if you travel independently), Daypack

Clothings: Hiking Boots, Socks, Gloves, Hat, Scarf, Shell Pants, Light Weight Walking Pants, Fleece Jacket, Waterproof Jacket, Thermal Vest, T-shirts, Hiking Shorts etc.

Sleeping: Sleeping Bag, Pillow Case, and other Sleeping Accessories

Other Accessories: Trekking Poles, Water filters, Harness, Mosquito Repellent, Towel, and other luxury items.

Ten Essentials for Trekking
a. Navigation (Map/ Compass)
b. Sun Protection (Sunglass/Sun Screen)
c. Insulation( Extra Clothing)
d. Illumination (Headlamp/ Flashlight)
e. First Aid Supplies
f. Fire (Waterproof Matches/lighter/ Candle)
g. Repair Kits and tools
h. Nutrition (Extra Food)
i. Emergency Shelter (Tent/ Plastic Tube Tent/ Garbage supplies)
j. Extra Clothes

Meals
Most of the classic trekking destinations in Nepal have developed the basic infrastructures for tourism industry. There won’t be problem for your meal. In Kathamndu, Pokhara, Chitwan, and other major cities you will have a varieties of dishes including Indian, Continental, Chinese, Italian and other. Whereas, at remote areas where there are no or few tea house are located, our crew will prepare meal for you. There won’t be much varieties since the will have to carry the entire camping and kitchen instrument with themselves which is practically very difficult. But we strive hard to provide healthy food with added delicacy.
Our trekking packages include Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Accommodation
We offer you a three star accommodation while in Kathmandu. We will be staying at the available lodge or teahouse on the trek. Some of the trekking regions have adequate teahouse whereas some are very remote and we shall depend on Camping. You have to be ready to spend night under the tent for some days in some places. Otherwise, we shall provide you a comfortable stay at hotels with en suite bathroom and hot showers. The rooms will be single or twin sharing as per the availability.

Is Nepal Safe for Trekking?
No doubt, Nepal is safe. In fact, it is safer than any other countries of the world. Nepal is a country full of diversities. Nepali people are hospitable, kind, and cultured. Nepali people are also religious and spiritual by nature. Therefore, they understand the language of love and kindness better than other. For them, service to human is service to the God.

Tourism is the main stay of the Nepalese economy. Trekking is the best thing to do in Nepal. Nepal has so many trekking destinations which offer you the best memories of your life. But the trails in many different parts of Nepal are yet to be discovered. High Altitude, unpredictable weather conditions, strenuous trails, are not easy to handle. Snow storm and snow blast are the other challenges that may disturb you otherwise Trekking in Nepal is full of Surprises. It is a museum full of social, cultural, and natural riches.

As far as your safety concerned, Nepal is safe for trekking and hiking. The existing trekking trails are upgraded and they have become populous. The 10 years long armed revolution has also come to an end with peaceful politics. Along with the formulation of her new constitution, the socio economic development of Nepal has started to speed up. No more procession, rallies, strikes will disturb you.

On the other hand, the scars of devastating earthquake (2015 AD) are also being healed up along with the completion of reconstruction. You shouldn’t bother about your safety and security in Nepal. It is our responsibility to satisfy you. Putting Visit Nepal -2020 into considerations, Nepal has been working out day and night to make her safe, secure and worth visiting country in the globe.

Don’t let the opportunity go, come and visit Nepal in 2020.

Tips for Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek

  • Try not alone; always hire a professional local trekking Guide
  • Learn safety rules
  • Acclimatize and Acclimatize
  • Choose the right trail for your fitness
  • Carry local currency
  • Pace yourself, don’t travel under pressure
  • Wear the most comfortable dress help you to succeed
  • Select a Government Licensed Trekking Agency
  • Be familiar with the trails
  • Check the weather condition before you begin
  • Tell someone where you will be
  • Buy an Insurance Policy with the appropriate coverage
  • Pack ten Essentials

Final Say
Gokyo and Cho La Pass Trek is one of the must do trek of the Everest region. It is marvellous and captivating trek. The natural beauty of the region is pure and holistic. The trek will completely refreshes you. Above all it will be a lifetime memory for you to cherish. The difficulty level of this trek is little greater than any other trekking of the same region. The long everyday walks and high altitude are the common factors to make this trek difficult. However, if you have strong will power and firm dedication, the difficulty of the trek is not a problem at all.

If you have any other questions regarding this trek, please contact Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions

How to Get Nepal Visa?

Immigration Office at Kathmandu Airport Facilitating Tourist Visa on arrival.

Visa Fees:

Two Weeks – 30 USD

One Month (Four Weeks) – 50 USD

Three Month (90 Days) – 125 USD

For more info, please email at info@nepalguidetreks.com

Visa Extension Fees:

Tourist Visa Extension required a minimum of 15 days (USD 45)and USD 3 for each extra days.

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