Highlights

  • 35 minute Kathmandu to Lukla flight full of scenic views of the landscapes
  • Explore the unique and vibrant Sherpa tradition and culture
  • Trek inside the Sagarmatha National Park habitat of exotic animals like Musk deer, Himalayan giant Thar and Snow Leopard
  • Walk past rhododendron, oak and pine forests with an opportunity to see various exotic animals
  • Breathtaking views of mountains like Tawache, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, and Thamserku
  • Get the splendid views of Ngozumpa glacier, the longest glacier of the Himalayas
  • Get the enthralling panoramic view of Himalaya range from Renjo-La Pass
  • Hike up to Gokyo Ri to get an amazing sunrise view over the Himalayas
  • Visit Gokyo village and turquoise coloured lakes with major religious significance and awe-inspiring beauty

About Renjo La Pass with Gokyo Lake Trek

Renjo La Pass with Gokyo Lake Trek takes you to one of the high passes of the Everest region and lets you explore the pristine lakes of Gokyo. This trek will provide you with the opportunity to explore almost everything the Khumbu region has to offer you. During your Renjo La Pass and Gokyo Lake trekking adventure, you get the best view of snow-capped mountains, including Mt. Everest (8848m) and Mt. Lhotse (8516m) Mt, Makalu (8463m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m), Nuptse (7855m), Mt. Pumori (7145m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6856m), Mt. Thamserku (6723m) and more, while also exploring the Gokyo Lakes system which contains 5 blue-green lakes surrounded by the Himalayas. Renjo La Pass and Gokyo Ri are two of the best vantage points of the Khumbu region. Both will reward you with extraordinary views of countless snow-capped peaks, moraine valleys, glaciers, and the majestic Gokyo Lakes. The view of sunrise from Gokyo Ri is unforgettable. 

Unlike other Everest Base Camp trekking packages, Renjo La Pass with Gokyo Lake trail is less crowded. Sublime Trails has designed the package in such a way that you will enjoy the beauty of the Himalayas at its best. Our professional guides with years of experience and profound knowledge in the field will guide you throughout the journey. Apart from that, this trekking journey is also a wonderful opportunity to explore the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the Sherpa community, who have been residing in the high-altitude zone of the Himalayas with their unique culture and traditions. Walking from the rhododendron and oak forests along the Dudhkoshi River to the barren land covered in snow and pristine lakes surrounded by ice-capped mountains, you will experience the Khumbu region to the fullest. 

 

Route 

Renjo La Pass with Gokyo Trek starts from Lukla. You will trek towards Phakding and reach Namche the next day. You will stay at Namche as the acclimatization rest and resume trekking to Dole, Machhermo, and Gokyo. You will spend the next day at Gokyo as a part of your second acclimatization. You will then trek to Renjo La Pass and continue, returning along a different trail. You will trek to Lumde, Thame and finally to Namche. You then follow the previous trail to Lukla where the trek ends.

 

Difficulty

Renjo La Pass with Gokyo Lake Trek is considered to be strenuously difficult. Strenuous trek demands a high level of physical fitness. During the 10 days of the trek, you will walk for 6-7 hours a day on average. However, you have to walk for only about 3-4 hours on some days and 7-8 hours on the other days. Altitude sickness is one of the major risk factors during this trek so you need to be extra careful. You are recommended to do some Cardio exercises, hiking, Kayaking, etc a month prior to the trek. 

The trail varies from almost flat terrains to some steep ridges. You can cover long distances in the flat terrains where altitude gain is less. However, in steep hills, you can cover much less distance in a day. The trail gets tougher as you approach the pass. However, the trail to the Renjo La Pass is the easiest one as compared to the other passes of the Khumbu region. 
 

Weather and Temperature

Weather conditions in the Everest region vary with seasons. Autumn and Spring are the best seasons to take this trek, as the weather is nice and calm. Nights, mornings and evenings might be a bit cold and chilly but the temperature is bearable During the day, the weather is warm and the skies are clear, providing stunning mountain views.

During the winter the temperature decreases. There might even be snowfall and episodes of blizzards in high altitude regions. However, the mountain views still look amazing in winter. Summer is the least appropriate season, due to the monsoon climate. However, trekking is possible. The weather changes drastically during the day. Rainfall might occur anytime and temperature also fluctuates due to rainfall. You need to be extra careful while trekking as the trails might be muddy and slippery. 

 

Accommodation

During your days in Kathmandu, you are set up in 3-star hotels. During the trek, you will stay in the tea houses run by locals. These teahouses may lack luxury, but they provide basic services and they are a great way to experience the local culture. The rooms will be basic with a clean bed. You can get private rooms or in sharing basis. However, in peak seasons, you often have to share the room.
 

Food and Water

Hotels in Kathmandu provide you the breakfast in the morning, included in the package cost. You will manage lunch and dinner yourself. Feel free to try different cuisines and dishes available in the city. 

While trekking, tea houses along the way provide you with basic western foods and local food items such as Dal Bhat, eggs, rice, vegetables, pasta, noodles, etc. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided on the trek. As you trek higher, the options will be less due to the remoteness of the area. It is always better to carry extra snacks such as chocolates and energy bars etc with you. 

Tea houses let you fill the water bottles. Apart from that, you can refill your bottles with tap water and use purification pills. The tea houses also provide hot water but you need to pay an extra price for that. 

Itinerary

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You will arrive in Nepal and land at Tribhuvan International Airport. One of our Sublime Trail representatives will be there waiting for your with a Sublime Trail signboard with your name on it. You will then be taken to a hotel in Kathmandu where you will rest for a while, freshen up and spend the night. You can either go out for some fun activities or you can stay in your room.

You will have a 35 minutes flight to Lukla, during which you can see an amazing aerial view of Kathmandu Valley initially and of Mountains as you reach Lukla. Lukla is a town famous for its airport, also known as Tenzing Hillary Airport which stays at the height of 2860 meters. This place can feature some extreme weather shift. Upon reaching the airport, you will head towards Phakding. You will descend towards Dudh Koshi river to reach the village of Ghat then Phakding and stay overnight. 

Today you will reach Namche but you will also enter the region of Sagarmatha National Park, so you will need permits. After reaching Monjo, you will have your lunch. Today you will walk 6-7 hours and it will mostly be a steep ascent. Namche is a village famous for being a trade center. People from Khumbu region carry goods from here to their villages either carrying it themselves or making yaks carry it for them. Mountains you can see along the way are Kusum-Kanguru, Thamserku, Lhotse, Nuptse, etc.

After the altitude starts to increase from 3000 m, your body may start to show signs of altitude sickness. Since you spent yesterday’s night at Namche, you will spend yet another night here, giving your body some time to adjust with the increasing altitude and decreasing oxygen level. This is called acclimatization. You can have short hikes around the Khunde and Khumjung village, you can go to Everest View Hotel or headquarters of Sagarmatha National Park to see beautiful sunrise/sunset, explore the culture of people living in the region. You will return to Namche for your dinner and sleep.

You will reach Dole today. You will follow Cho Oyu Mountain and Cholatse on the right. Along the way, you will see beautiful Pine forests, monasteries and small Sherpa settlements. The view of mountains like Everest, Ama Dablam and Lhotse etc. will make your trip exciting. You will rest at a teahouse in Dole.

Dole to Machhermo is a simple trek which includes ascent for about 5 hours through gentle slopes. You will be in an elevation 300 meters higher than your previous station. You will walk through Oak and Pine forests to reach Machhermo. Some mountains you get to see during this trek are Taboche, Cholatse, Cho Oyu and Everest. You will have your dinner and stay at Machhermo.

After ascending a steady uphill for 5 hours you will reach Gokyo village. Gokyo village lies on the foot on Gokyo Ri, alongside Gokyo third lake. Along the way, you will have crossed first Gokyo lake, few monasteries and moraines of Ngozumpa Glacier. After reaching Gokyo, you can explore the village and the lakes. You can get beautiful sceneries of mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. Today you will stay in Gokyo village.

Your second acclimatization will be in Gokyo village. You can have some small hikes around the village. You can go hike up to Gokyo Fifth lake or go to the top of Gokyo Ri(5260 m). From Gokyo Ri, you can get an amazing view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. You can also stroll around the village exploring the culture of people living in the region.

Today is the day you will trek to one of the high passes of the Everest region. Your path will be a steep trail which then leads to a flat surface. After reaching the flat surface, you will climb a gentle uphill. Prayer flags you see on the distance are the markers of the Renjo La pass. Just Before reaching the pass, you will again climb a steep uphill. You can get the best views of mountains in that region like Makalu, Tengi Ragi Tau, the Rolwaling Range, and Gyachung Kang from the Renjo La Pass. You will descend towards Lungden stay and have dinner there.

Leaving Lumde, you will trek towards Thame. It is where Tenzing Norgay spent his childhood. You will first ascend a narrow valley, then cross Marulung and descend the trail of Tangga. This village also has a big monastery named Thame Monastery. Lying on the foot of Kongde Peak, this village preserves an ancient Sherpa culture. You will trek for almost 6 hours and stay at a teahouse here.

Walking through Rhododendron and Pine forest, you will return to Namche today. You will see Sherpa village and a valley along the way. You will get to Namche after few hours of moderate hiking which means no extreme ascending or descending. You will get to see the same scenery you saw when you first started your trek and walked through Namche. This will be the third day you will stay here.

Returning the same way you came, you will head towards Lukla. First, you will reach Phakding and have your lunch and continue your trek. You will have completed your trek to Gokyo village, lakes and Renjo La pass.

When you first arrived in Lukla, you didn’t have much time to explore around the town. This is an excellent opportunity to explore this town. This is the last day you will spend in the Khumbu region, so close to Everest and other mountains.

From Tenzing Hillary Airport, you will fly to Kathmandu. In this 35 minutes flight, you can get your last glimpse of the Himalayas and its beautiful villages. After reaching Kathmandu, you can go out for different activities, buy souvenirs or rest at your hotel. Sublime trails will organize a farewell dinner in a cultural restaurant where you can also watch local performers perform cultural dances.

Today you will fly back to your country. It is our pleasure to help you make your time in Nepal fun and worthy. You can contact us for more trekking adventures or any other activities you want to do in Nepal. Sublime Trails will always be there for you.

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What's included

  • Meals: 
    13 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 11 Dinners
  • Accommodation: 
    3-Star accommodation in Kathmandu for 2 days 
    Tea house accommodation along the way for 11 days
  • Transportation:   
    All land transportation with pickups and drops
    Domestic Flight to Lukla and back
  • Guides and Porters:
    One guide and assistant guide between 6 people 
    1 porter for two people (A porter can carry up to 30 kg)
  • Entry Fees and Permits:
    Sagarmatha National Park Entrance Fee
    TIMS Card
  • Miscellaneous: 
    Down jacket, a Sleeping bag which should be refunded to the company after the trip
    Necessary paperwork with the government of Nepal and Tax department
    All the necessary insurance for the guides and porters
    First Aid service in case of minor injuries
    Salary, food, and accommodation for guides and porters
  • Any meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects (We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to any reason
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, bottled or boiled water, hot shower, etc.)
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including mineral water
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Tipping for the Sublime crew

Availabilities

Start DateEnd DateDurationStatusPrice 
19 Jul, 202031 Jul, 202013 DaysAvailableUS$1150
26 Jul, 202007 Aug, 202013 DaysAvailableUS$1150

On our trip status section 'AVAILABLE' means the trip is guaranteed and available on the given price. If you book the trip through the direct booking section, you will receive a payment invoice instantly and receive a confirmation email within 24 hours.

Good to know

Can I take shower during the Renjo La Pass trek?

Yes, you can take a shower during the Everest Base Camp Trek. The tea houses you will be staying in will provide you with the facility. You can take a hot shower as well but you have to pay an extra price for that. The price gets expensive as the altitude increases.
 

How much weight can one porter carry?

On average, a porter can carry up to 30 kg. But you have to share the porter with another trekker, he will carry up to 15 kg luggage per person. If you have more than 15 kg, you can either carry the extra weight by yourself or pay an extra charge to hire the new porter. 
 

Can I use the internet during the trek?

Yes, you can use the internet most of the time during Everest Base Camp trek. The easiest way to access the internet is by using mobile data provided by Nepal Telecom and Ncell. It will be fast enough to make video calls, etc. However, the network might not be available in some remote places. You can also use Everest Trek internet access paying the extra charge.
 

How can I prevent altitude sickness?

Acclimatizing properly prevents you from altitude sickness. You should not rush to reach the destination, instead, you should walk slowly and steadily. Stay hydrated and avoid alcoholic beverages in high altitude regions. You should pay careful attention to signs of altitude sickness. In case of any symptoms, you should stop or descend too low altitude region, Take Diamox or equivalent medicine with you.  

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FAQs

Yes, you can take a shower during the Everest Base Camp Trek. The tea houses you will be staying in will provide you with the facility. You can take a hot shower as well but you have to pay an extra price for that. The price gets expensive as the altitude increases.

On average, a porter can carry up to 30 kg. But you have to share the porter with another trekker, he will carry up to 15 kg luggage per person. If you have more than 15 kg, you can either carry the extra weight by yourself or pay an extra charge to hire the new porter. 
 

Yes, you can use the internet most of the time during Everest Base Camp trek. The easiest way to access the internet is by using mobile data provided by Nepal Telecom and Ncell. It will be fast enough to make video calls, etc. However, the network might not be available in some remote places. You can also use Everest Trek internet access paying the extra charge.

Acclimatizing properly prevents you from altitude sickness. You should not rush to reach the destination, instead, you should walk slowly and steadily. Stay hydrated and avoid alcoholic beverages in high altitude regions. You should pay careful attention to signs of altitude sickness. In case of any symptoms, you should stop or descend too low altitude region, Take Diamox or equivalent medicine with you.  

Customer Reviews

  • Super guide Bk and Genuine Company Sublime Trails

    - Martina, Germany

    Bikram(BK) without a doubt is a great and friendly guide. He was really awesome and cool all the time we spent with him. He picked us from the airport and took us to the hotel. Then the following day we started our journey to Everest base camp under 15 days package. He never backed down to astonish me in every field. He was quite knowledgeable and well-reputed guide who told me every little detail that I was wondering about. The trek was full of excitement. The trails were quite mysterious but it was not a problem since BK was there to guide us. I was surprised by the landscapes, flora, and faunas and by the breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains. Not on Everest but other mountains like Ama Dabalam, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, and others were beautiful enough to please one's heart. But without BK I would not have completed the trek.

    So if you are looking for the trek in Nepal do not hesitate to contact Sublime Trails.

  • Perfect Escape into Everest region on Renjo la pass

    - Chaow M., Thailand

    So many things to say but no words to describe it. I think one has to just take this trip to understand the mysterious experience of trekking on this himalayan landscape. One thing I can assure you is, you will have very unique and fun experience while being so close to nature. I don't know about other companies but if you travel with Sublime Trails, you won't have to worry about anything except your mental preparedness and also you need to be physically prepared to do this type of trekking. Other than that, the views, the nature, the pure water, the sound of birds and river, the mountains everything is out of the world amazing.