Key Information

  • Destination:
    Nepal
  • Accommodation:
    3 Star Hotel + Tea House Lodge
  • Foods:
    Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Transportation:
    Private Vehicle + Domestic Flight
  • Min Person:
    2

About Renjo-La Pass with Gokyo Trek - 13 Days

Renjo-La Pass with Gokyo Trek takes you to one of the high passes of the Everest region and lets you explore the pristine word of Gokyo. This short Everest region trek will provide you with the opportunity to explore almost everything Khumbu region has to offer you. During your Renjo-La Pass and Gokyo trekking, you will get the best view of snow-capped mountains such as 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 explore the Gokyo Lake System which contains 5 beautiful lakes surrounded by the Himalayas. Renjo-La pass and Gokyo Ri are one of the best vantage points of the Khumbu region. It rewards you with the extraordinary view of all the snow-capped peaks of the region, moraine valleys, glaciers and Gokyo Lake System. The view of sunrise from Gokyo Ri is heartwarming. 

Unlike other Everest Base Camp trekking packages, Renjo- La Pass with Gokyo trekking 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. They have been residing in the extreme zone of the Himalayas with their unique culture and tradition. 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 be experiencing the Khumbu region to the fullest. 

 

RENJO-LA PASS WITH GOKYO TREK HIGHLIGHTS

  • A 35-minute scenic flight over the Himalayas from Kathmandu to Lukla and back
  • Trek inside the natural heritage site of Sagarmatha National Park
  • Explore the tradition and culture of Sherpa Community influenced by Tibetan Buddhism
  • 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 view of  sunrise over the Himalayas
  • Visit Gokyo village and turquoise coloured lakes with major religious significance and awe-inspiring beauty
 

What to Expect:

1. Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla

You will have to take a  plane flight to get to Lukla from Kathmandu to start your journey to Renjo-La Pass with Gokyo trek. It takes about 35 minutes to reach Lukla in normal condition. During the flight, you will get to enjoy the wonderful aerial view of the landscapes covered with lush forest, waterfall, river, urban, suburban and rural settlements. The snow-capped mountains look amazing from the sky. Your flight will be full of enthralling views. However, due to bad weather, the flight may get delayed. So we recommend you to get prepared for such situations.
 

2. Food and accommodation

During your Renjo-La pass and Gokyo trek, you will stay in tea houses run by the local Sherpas.  Due to the lack of road accesses, the tea houses may lack luxury. However, they will provide you with basic accommodation and food supply. Normally, foods such as soup, noodles, pasta, potatoes, vegetables, Dal Bhaat, fried rice, eggs etc are available in the teahouses. Apart from that, staying at teahouses is a wonderful opportunity to explore the lifestyle of Sherpas.

While in Kathmandu, you will be staying at the 3-starred hotel with breakfast and bed service. For lunch and dinner, you may explore various dishes available in Kathmandu. 
 

3. The Sherpas, tradition, and culture

Everest region trekking is one of the wonderful opportunities to explore Sherpa people there culture and tradition. Sherpas are famous all over the world for their bravery and mountaineering skill. Sherpa culture is heavily influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. As they live in high altitude, they are acclimatized to live in low oxygen level as well. During your 13 days of Renjo-La Pass with Gokyo trek, you will get plenty of time to explore more about them. As we have Sherpa assistants in our team as well, you can learn more about it from them. 
 

4. Sagarmatha National Park

Sagarmatha National Park starts from the end of the Monjo valley. Famous for the highest mountain in the world (Mt. Everest), this park contains many of the peaks with elevation more than 7000 m, glaciers, icefalls, lakes, moraine valleys etc. This snow world is also the home of many rare floras and faunas. Rare animals such as Snow Leopard, Lesser Panda, Himalayan Thar can be found here among the jungle of rhododendron, oak and pine. In the lower region of the Park, Sherpas reside there with their own culture and tradition. This park is the perfect place to explore nature and culture. 
 

6. Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri

Gokyo lake system is one of the highest freshwater lake systems. The turquoise blue water surrounded by giant snow-capped mountains is a mesmerizing view to behold. These lakes are also famous for their religious significance among Buddhist and Hindus of the country. 

Gokyo Ri is an exceptionally beautiful vantage point to have the spectacular view of Gokyo Lake System, Mountains of Khumbu region, moraine valleys and glaciers. Mountain peaks such as Everest, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Pumori, Makalu, Amadablam, Cholatse, Kwangde can be seen from Gokyo Ri. Apart from that, the sunrise view from Gokyo is one of the most beautiful things to experience in the Khumbu region.
 

7. Glorious views of Himalayas and Landscapes

The mesmerizing and glorious views of the Himalayas and landscapes is what makes the trip to Renjo-La and Gokyo an unforgettable experience. The aerial view of the snow-capped Himalayas and landscape covered in lush forests are worth experiencing. The trekking starts from Lukla. At the lower region, The landscapes are covered with rhododendron, oak and pine forests and the upper region with ice and snow. From Renjo-La Pass, and Gokyo Ri you will experience this amazing view of landscapes and lakes to the fullest. 
 

8. Renjo La Pass Trek

Renjo- La Pass is considered to be one of the easy Pass to trek among all 3 passes. However, it is no less rewarding. It provides you with the heavenly view of  Gokyo lake systems, and mountain peaks such as Cho Oyu (8201 m), Lhotse (8516 m), Ama Dablam (6812 m), Makalu (8481 m) and many other mountains of that range. However, the trail that leads to this beautiful pass is rocky and windy. The trail is an adventure in itself.
 

If you want to see Everest but you do not have enough time or can't walk for long days, we have  Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. The helicopter will land at different places to explore the Everest region.  

Renjo-La Pass with Gokyo Trek - 13 Days Itinerary & Map

DAY 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport
  • Picking you up at the airport
  • Get to the hotel where you will spend the night
  • Roam around the streets of Thamel
  • Prepare for the trek

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, it depends upon how much tired you are and how much time you have. Fun activities may include exploration of food and culture, live music performances, chilling on spas, bars, etc.

Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Expected Temperature: (3.1 - 27.2) °C
Elevation: 1345 m

 

DAY 02: Flight to Lukla and Trek to Phakding
  • Tour briefing and gathering
  • Flight to Lukla
  • Reach Lukla and trek to Phakding
  • Rest at a tea house in Phakding

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. This is where you will spend your first night in the lap of Himalayas.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Expected Temperature: (-1.7 - 19.6) °C
Elevation: 2610 m
Trek Duration: 3-4 hours approx.

[If the flight to Lukla gets delayed due to bad weather or other technical issues and you want to get there at your scheduled time, you can book a helicopter with an extra 500 USD per person]

Note: Kathmandu International Airport will remain closed until December 2019 due to maintenance. Therefore any flights to/from Lukla has to be performed from Manthali Airport, Ramechhap. We can help you book a bus/car to get to Manthali.

 

DAY 03: Trek to Namche Bazar
  • Trek towards Namche Bazar
  • Lunch at Monjo village
  • Walk steeper uphill trek
  • You get to see the view of Mt. Everest and adjacent mountains

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Expected Temperature: (-7.9 -  16) °C
Elevation: 3440 m
Trek Duration: 6-7 hours approx.

 

DAY 04: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar
  • Roam around the town, buys the stuff you want
  • Hike up to Everest view hotel, you may get a beautiful glimpse of sunrise and sunsets over mountains or rest and roam around
  • Rest during the afternoon at the guesthouse

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Expected Temperature: (-7.9 -  16) °C
Elevation: 3440 m

 

DAY 05: Trek to Dole
  • Walk through forests and hamlet of Kyangjuma
  • You will leave EBC Trek route and take left turn uphill trail towards Mongla Hill
  • Follow Cho Oyu Mountain on distant and Cholatse in the right-hand side
  • Trekking to  one of the oldest monasteries (Tengboche monastery)

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Expected Temperature: (- 13.9 - 14.6) °C
Elevation: 4200 m
Trek Duration: 7-8 hours approx.

 

DAY 06: Trek to Machhermo
  • Climb a gentle slope
  • Pass through oak and pine forests to reach Machhermo

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Expected temperature : (-15.9 - 12.1) °C
Elevation: 4470 m
Trek Duration:  4-5 hours approx.

 

DAY 07: Trek to Gokyo Village and lakes
  • Walk through the rocky trails to get to beautiful Gokyo village
  • Walk on the moraines of Ngozumpa Glacier
  • Enjoy the beautiful views of Mountains
  • Explore the Gokyo lakes and village

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Expected Temperature: (-17.1 - 12.5) °C
Elevation: 4790 m
Trek Duration:  4-5 hours approx.

 

DAY 08: Hike of Gokyo Ri, Trek to Fifth Lake as Part of the Acclimatization
  • Early Morning hike to Gokyo RI to have a mesmerizing panoramic view of the Himalayas
  • Trek to the fifth lake of Gokyo

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Excepted Temperature: (-17.1 - 12.5) °C
Elevation: 4790 m

 

DAY 09: Gokyo to  Renjo La Pass (5435 m) Lumde
  • Leave Gokyo and head towards Renjo La Pass
  • Walk steep, flat, gentle and again steep slopes
  • Reach Renjo La Pass, and get amazing views of Makalu, Tengi Ragi Tau, the Rolwaling Range, and Gyachung Kang
  • Descend and spend your night at Lungden (Lumde)

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Expected Temperature: (-14.6 - 14.5 ) °C
Elevation: 4368 m
Trek Duration: 6-7 hours approx.

 

DAY 10: Lumde to Thame
  • Leave Lungden (Lumde) crossing a narrow valley
  • Cross Marulung through Bhote Koshi river
  • Descend the trail to Tarngga and get to Thame
  • Explore Thame monastery
  • Rest and have dinner at Thame

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 Tarngga. 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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Expected Temperature: (-7.9 - 15.2) °C
Elevation: 3820 m
Trek Duration: 5-6 hours approx.

 

DAY 11: Thame to Namche Bazaar
  • Walk through Rhododendron and Pine forest
  • View traditional Sherpa villages
  • Walk along the valley with small villages
  • Get to Namche Bazaar after few hours of moderate hiking

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea house
Expected Temperature: (-7.9 -  16) °C
Elevation: 3440 m
Trek Duration: 5-6 hours approx. 

 

DAY 12: Namche to Lukla
  • Breakfast at Namche
  • Downhill trek to Phakding
  • Reach Lukla and visit the places around

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Expected Temperature: (-2.8- 18.7) °C
Elevation: 2860 m
Trek Duration: 7-8 hours approx.

 

DAY 13: Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Breakfast at Lukla
  • Fly to Kathmandu
  • Visit places in Kathmandu for activities like shopping, sightseeing, cultural exploration, etc.
  • Enjoy the farewell dinner

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.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Expected Temperature: (3.1 - 27.2) °C
Elevation: 1345 m

 
DAY 14: Departure

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.

Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

  • All the airport pick up and drops
  • Kathmandu hotel for 3 nights around 3-star category
  • Lodge accommodation, breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek
  • Flight fare from Kathmandu to Lukla and return to Kathmandu
  • Well experienced guide, assistant guide and porter for the trekking (One assistant guide between 6 people and 1 porter for two people Porter can carry up to 30 Kg)
  • Down jacket, a Sleeping bag which should be refunded to the company after trip completion 
  • National park entrance fees, TIMS card fee
  • Necessary paperwork with the government of Nepal and Tax department
  • All the necessary insurance for the guides and porters
  • All the necessary bus, car and jeep service for the trip
  • First Aid service in case of minor injuries
  • Salary, foods, and accommodation for guides and porters
  • Emergency evacuation assistance service (Helicopter/necessary transport and hospital cost should be paid by clients themselves or insurance company)
  • Any meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Entrance fee to monuments
  • 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 because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain or due to any reason other than the scheduled itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc.)
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including mineral water
  • All the chocolate and dessert items
  • Your Nepal entry visa fee
  • Tipping for the Sublime crew

Departure Dates

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20 Oct, 2019 - 01 Nov, 2019 Guaranteed $1150 USD
25 Oct, 2019 - 06 Nov, 2019 Guaranteed $1150 USD
30 Oct, 2019 - 11 Nov, 2019 Guaranteed $1150 USD

Renjo-La Pass with Gokyo Trek - 13 Days Reviews

Rated 5/5 based on 2 reviews

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.

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.

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