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.