Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek

Explore pleasing scenery of the beautiful landscapes, splashing blue lake, high mountain pass, enjoy mighty mountains from Gokyo Ri

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15 Days Kathmandu to Kathmandu

  • Max. Altitude: 5480 meters
  • Group Size: Min. 1 / Max. 12
  • Best Time: Feb to Jun, Sep to Dec
  • Daily walking Hour: Approx. 4-6
  • Accommodation: Local Lodge

Trip Grade: Trip Grade

Strenuous Plus Level

This grade includes climbing peaks and the demanding treks in remote areas. Participants having basic knowledge of use of crampons and ice axes.

Gokyo Renjo La Pass trek is one of the most classy, engrossing and far-from-the-mainstream trail treks, which stuns its trekkers with its enchanting features, exclusive routes and breathtaking aura. The trail to Gokyo Renjo La Pass gives you a fun-filled and complete experience of the Solukhumbu Himalayan Ranges with a fairly suitable and easy walk. The adventurous trek lets you view the pleasing scenery of the majestically beautiful Himalayan mountain landscapes, green valleys, terraces, splashing blue lake along with remarkable tradition and culture of the local people. This short route enables trekkers who have limited time to discover the most famous glories of Nepal. It is literally one of the most stunning treks in the world.

Gokyo Renjo La Pass trek, begins with an unforgettable scenic flight over the lush green forests and beautifully flowing rivers taking us towards Lukla airport which has one of the narrowest runways in the world. After our arrival at the Lukla airport, we start our climb walking past the delightful Sherpa villages in Phakding, leading us through the Khumbu Valley also known as the Sherpa land, Namche Bazaar (3,440 m), which is guarded by the mighty mountains from all sides. Set amongst an awe-inspiring high mountain scenery, Namche Bazaar is the gateway to any Everest Region trek and is a trading hub in the Khumbu Region. The trail continues up to two different routes; Renjo La pass or an alternative itinerary. The journey becomes more exciting as the trail gradually ascends and passes through patches of birch and rhododendron forests, where the elusive musk deer and Himalayan Tahr can also be seen sometimes. Walking past through small yak grazing settlements, we reach the Gokyo valley where you feel yourself overwhelmed by the beauty of the tranquil, sparkling, turquoise colored Gokyo Lake.

Gokyo Ri (5480 m) is an enticing attraction and one of the main highlights on our journey to Gokyo Renjo La Pass. It is a small day hike which offers us the best lookout for Mt. Everest (8848 m), rejoicing a panoramic view of other Himalayan giants including Makalu (8481 m), Cho Oyu (8201 m) and Lhotse (8516 m) to name a few. The Renjo La pass trail is what they say an “off the usual beaten track” and trekkers usually don’t take this path. That is what makes it so unique and exciting. A splendid view of Gokyo Lake on one side, the RermoPokhari Lake on the other side and a myriad of snowy peaks in the background provides the most incredible views to witness to its trekkers. From here, the trail descends alongside the opposite side of the bank of the Dudh Koshi River which is also called the “Milk River” as the splashing waters among the rocks makes the water seem white.

Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek commences in Kathmandu, visiting the historical monuments and world heritage sites. Kathmandu Valley, the capital city of Nepal, has incredible ancient stories carved in every historical sites and temples. A guided tour in Kathmandu on the second day gives you a chance to experience the Nepalese lifestyle, build you a taste for authentic Nepali spices and a chance to take back wonderful memories captured with your lens. Trekkers feel spiritually enlightened as they walk through the holiest temples and peaceful Buddhist Stupas. The colorful markets set up in these areas provide you with rare handicrafts that reflect the tradition and culture of Nepalese people. Early in the morning on the third day, you will be transferred to the domestic airport as you begin your Gokyo Renjo Lake Pass Trek.

Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek short itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1350m).
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing or rest and preparation for trek.
Day 03: Flight from KTM to Lukla (2860m) , trek to Phakding (2640m), 4 hrs trek.
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3445m), 5 to 6 hrs trek.  
Day 05: Acclimatization day At Namche Bazaar, hike to Everest view hotel.  
Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m), 5 to 6 hrs trek.  
Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dole (4,040m), 5 hrs trek.
Day 08: Trek from Dole to Macherma (4,480m), 5 hrs trek.
Day 09: Trek from Macherma to Gokyo Lake (4,750m), 5 hrs trek.
Day 10: Hiking to Gokyo Ri and back to Gokyo, 5 hrs return trip.
Day 11: Trek from Gokyo valley to Renjo la pass (5350m) then Lundhen (4380m), 6 to 7 hrs trek.
Day 12: Trek from Lundhen to Namche Bazaar (3445m), 6 to 7 hrs trek.
Day 13: Trek from Namche Bazaar to to Lukla(2860), 6 to 7 hrs trek.
Day 14: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, 35 minutes.
Day 15: Final departure.

Trip cost: Please write us and let us know how many of you are there in your group to do this trek then we will provide you all the necessary information with the cost details as per your group size.

Note: If above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.

Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek - Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1350 m).
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by one of our representatives. You will then be transferred to your hotel. Rest of the time will be on your own. In the evening, one of our team leaders will pick you up from your hotel and take you to a typical Nepali restaurant to enjoy a delicious dinner. You will then be briefed about trek to Gokyo Valley. Overnight at hotel. 

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing or rest and preparation for trek.
Breakfast at hotel. Your tour guide for the day will pick you up and he will brief you about today’s destinations. You will explore the historical monuments and world heritage sites including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and the holy Hindu temple, Pasupatinath. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Flight from KTM to Lukla (2860 m) | Trek to Phakding (2640 m) | 4 hrs trek.
We take a half an hour flight to Lukla over the beautiful green hills and sparkling rivers. The trail gradually descends passing above the large village of Chaunrikharaka (2680 m). The route continues through small villages, fields and forests following a wide well-constructed path. After we reach KusumDrargka, a large stream, the trail leads us to the Dudh Koshi River at Phakding. Overnight at guest house.

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3445 m) | 5 to 6 hrs trek. 
After an early morning breakfast, we head out from Phakding and the trail follows the western bank of Dudh Koshi passing through blue pine forests until it reaches the village of Benkar (2700 m). We climb up the trail crossing the eastern bank of the Dudh Koshi River which is followed by a gentle climb to the village of Chumoa. Between here and the next village of Monjo (2800 m), the trail drops steeply to cross the incredibly serene Monjo Khola. From Monjo, the trail crosses a small rock saddle and then descends abruptly to re-cross the Dudh Koshi River at Jorsale (2804 m). As the trail passes Jorsale, the path undulates up until the point of confluence with the Bhote Koshi River is reached. We know to enter the Khumbu region. Above the bridge, the trail zigzags up to 300 m along the steep spur between the two rivers through sparse forest. The next section of the trail is smoother and climbs are less steep, traversing above the Bhote Koshi River until we reach the famous junction, Namche Bazaar. Namcha Bazaar is a market town where every Saturday morning traders from lower altitude sell goods to Sherpas. Most of the trading gets over by mid-day and the traders return to their villages. Overnight at guest house.

Day 05: Acclimatization day At Namche Bazaar | Hike to Everest View Hotel. 
Popularly known as the ‘Gateway to Everest’, we will spend the day here at Namche Bazaar in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning air. We head for a short trek to the museum to celebrate the traditional customs of the Sherpa people as well as to learn and explore the abundant flora & fauna of the Khumbu Region. Most importantly, from here you will get a proper glimpse of Everest and the surrounding mountains at a far distance. We then hike up the Syangbuche airport and then to the Everest View Hotel where we get to witness the most amazing view of the mighty mountains. The views are followed by sightseeing at the Khumjung village (3800 m) which is the biggest settlement of Sherpa. Khumjung and it is one of the most beautiful villages in Everest area. The place has symmetrically laid out stone dwellings house where the families of many Sherpas live. Overnight at guest house.

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860 m) | 5 to 6 hrs trek. 
After an early morning breakfast, we start our most pleasant hike down to the river at Phunki Thanhka. We stop here to have our lunch alongside water driven prayer wheels. A steep but short climb takes us to the legendary Tengboche Monastery through the forests of blue pine, fir and black juniper. Overnight at guest house.

Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dole (4,040 m) | 5 hrs trek.
From Tengboche, we trek down to the Dudh Khosi River and the trail gradually ascents towards Dole, which lies just above the tree-line. Overnight at guest house.

Day 08: Trek from Dole to Macherma (4,480 m) | 5 hrs trek.
Breakfast at guest house. Today is a short day because of the need to maintain a safe rate of ascent. Gokyo appears to be within easy reach but a night at Macherma is essential. Overnight at guest house.

Day 09: Trek from Macherma to Gokyo Lake (4,750 m) | 5 hrs trek.
Another short climb leads us to the lunch spot in the Phanga Valley. We then climb through a steady afternoon's plod which leads us to the first of the Gokyo Lake to the camping area by the main lake. There are excellent views of Cho Oyu ahead with Taweche and Cholatse dominating the opposite side of the valley. Overnight at guest house.

Day 10: Hiking to Gokyo Ri and back to Gokyo | 5 hrs return trip.
Early in the morning today, we take a steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri (5480 m) which has an ample rewards to offer us. There are stunning views of the scattered Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayan giants such as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu (8481m), Cho-Oyu (8153m) and Gychung Kang (7922m). Those who explore the glacier and Gokyo peak take back unforgettable memories back with them. Overnight at guest house.

Day 11: Trek from Gokyo valley to Renjo la pass (5350 m) then Lundhen (4380 m) | 6 to 7 hrs trek.
After breakfast, we start our adventurous day trekking over Renjo Pass. We continue our trek to Lundhen (4380 m) and spend the night at a guest house there.

Day 12: Trek from Lundhen to Namche Bazaar (3445 m) | 6 to 7 hrs trek.
We start our day with a healthy breakfast and we continue walking down to Namche Bazaar. Since we are heading all the way down to Namche Bazaar (which is a beautiful and heavily equipped town with the modern facilities), we sense a new energy in our body. Overnight at hotel or guest house in Namche Bazaar.

Day 13: Trek from Namche Bazaar to to Lukla (2860 m) | 6 to 7 hrs trek.
This is our final day of trekking as we embark upon the town of Lukla. The overnight stay gives us time to explore the town as well as reflect upon the mountains you have recently visited for one last time before heading back to Kathmandu. Overnight at guest house.

Day 14: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu | 35 minutes.
After breakfast, we will walk for about 5 minutes to the airport and catch our flight back to Kathmandu. We take an early flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. Rest of the time will be on your own. In the evening, celebrate your accomplishment with one of our team leaders at a typical Nepali restaurant. Overnight at hotel.

Day 15: Final departure.
This will be your last day in Nepal. After a heavy and delicious breakfast, you will be escorted back to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight back home. We wish you have a safe and sound flight and we wish to see you again in the future.

Note: The above information is just a guide and standard pattern of what we provide. The trip can be tailored at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. On adventure trips of this type, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors are beyond our control and can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are needed the person in charge will make a decision what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. If a change does arise, we do everything we can to reduce its effect, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays

Service Includes

  • The entire airport picks up and drops
  • Standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Necessary flights from Kathmandu to Lukla return trips.
  • Everest National park fee with trekking permit
  • Tims card (trekking information management system card)
  • All meals (B/L/D) during the trekking period
  • Accommodation (Teahouse) during the trekking period
  • English speaking guide and highly experienced staffs
  • Staffs food, clothing, salary and their insurance
  • All necessary grounded transportation
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Welcome and fare well dinner in Kathmandu host by Ram Kumar.
  • Our service charges with VAT and Local / Government Taxes

Service Excludes

  • Sightseeing or any extra activities except the above program
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks
  • Rescue & Evacuation
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff

Trek FAQ

Some essential questions and answers for Gokyo Renjo la pass trek:

How can I book Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek?
Once you confirmed trip, we need photo copy of your passport and 20% down payment of the total price for advance flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process.

How can I enter in Nepal?
Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and none-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal.
There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa, and Varanasi.

Can I do Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek?
This trek is suitable for any walker looking for something adventure and challenging with stunning views of Mt. Everest region. It does not require that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. Although, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful and you need to be in good physical condition and able to walk for 5-6 hours daily.

When should I come for Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek?
Feb, March, April, May, June and September, October, and November December are the best seasons. However, July, August and Jan are also okay and trekking can be done.

Do I need to stay in Katmandu?
Kathmandu valley, one of the historical cities as well as the capital of Nepal, at least, you need to spend two nights in Kathmandu before and after your trip. In our program we are providing you the standard accommodation in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis.

Can I join with group?
Yes, you can join with group, we guarantees a series of fixed group departures dates for Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek. We can arrange small group trekking trip to suit your requirements. Please contact us for group departure dates.

Do I need to join with group?
It is not necessary that you need to follow our fixed group departures dates, because private trip departs every day upon your request which are best suited to couples, families and small groups of friends. We are happy to organize your holiday according by your selecting starting date.

Do you also offer Tailor-made Departures?
Yes, we do offer Tailor-made Departures, if our holiday packages are not perfect or the group departure dates are not convenient as per your travel plan.

What kind of equipment do I need to bring with me?
Gokyo Renjo La pass trek is an exciting and adventure trip. We trek up to 5480m walking through villages, green hills, and white snow path so you need to have right equipments with you. Click here to have more info  

What kind of meals I can have during the trip?
All Meals on full board basis will be provided during trekking. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (western, continental and Nepali meals are available in all places). Three meals a day will be provided.

Do I have pre-departure meeting?
Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel and our tour leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek Leader.

Can I charge camera batteries along the trek?
Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).

Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?
Definitely, our Airport Representative will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a play card of company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.

Travel Insurances

Travelling is an investment and we believe that an insurance makes your investment secure. It is a condition of joining any of our adventure trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medial issues or accidents (to include helicopter rescue, air ambulance, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we do not arrange or sell insurance.

A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up with us. We strongly recommend that you be careful while choosing a policy as some makes special exceptions for adventure travel. Before buying your insurance make sure your insurer is aware of our adventure itinerary that you are going to undertake and is agreeable to cover all activities being undertaken in the trip. Such as if you are planning trekking or climbing/expedition in Himalayas your insurance must cover emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue including medical expenses. For a group tours in urban areas, your insurance coverage of ambulance or helicopter rescue is not mandatory, however better to have with them too. Again, in Tibet trips there is no possibility of helicopter rescue, so no need to buy the air ambulance coverage in Tibet trips. Also, check your insurance policy firmly to even include trip cancellation, as all deposits paid are non-refundable.

Please kindly provide us your copy of insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip.


Acclimatization

Alpine Eco Trek is professionals at operating at high-altitude. Each trip we run has a realistic acclimatization programme. Our entire adventure trips are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. High altitude is not predictable sickness, so there is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. We can provide 'Gamow Bag' as a precautionary measure as per your request on renting basis. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude sickness, and our leaders, guides and staffs are well trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.

Check out "Altitude illness" by Dr Jim Duff

http://www.treksafe.com.au/medical/altitude_illness.htm


Food during the trip

Food on full board basis will be provided during the spent on trekking. Three meals (Sherpa, Nepalese and Tibetan, Continental, Italian and Indian dishes) a day will be served from the guesthouse/lodge menus. Every day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same guesthouse/lodge we spend the night. Lunch will be taken on the way to destination. Reception, farewell dinner with culture show will be provided during your stay in Kathmandu.


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Equipments & Packing List for Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek.

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Further Information
Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 36844 (Ram Kumar Adhikari).

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