Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass Trek

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Renjo La, Khumjung, Nepal
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Duration

11 Days 10 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

12 people

Languages

English, Nepali

About this tour

The Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass Trek is a popular and adventurous trekking route in the Everest region of Nepal. It offers a unique and less crowded alternative to the classic Everest Base Camp trek. This trek takes you through breathtaking landscapes, high mountain passes, and serene glacial lakes, providing an immersive experience in the heart of the Himalayas.

The journey begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a trek to the picturesque village of Monjo. From there, you continue to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Everest region. Acclimatization days in Namche Bazaar and Gokyo allow you to adjust to the high altitude and soak in the surrounding natural beauty.

One of the highlights of this trek is the ascent of Renjo La Pass, standing at an impressive altitude of 5,435 meters. Crossing this challenging pass rewards you with mesmerizing views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and other towering peaks. As you descend, you reach the tranquil Gokyo Valley, home to a series of stunning glacial lakes, including the famous Gokyo Lake.

Another highlight of the trek is the hike to Gokyo Ri, a vantage point that offers panoramic views of the Everest region, including the majestic Mount Everest itself. The sunrise view from Gokyo Ri is a truly unforgettable experience.

Essential Tips for a Successful Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass Trek

  • Ensure you have proper trekking gear and clothing suitable for various weather conditions.
  • Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water to combat the effects of high altitude.
  • Take rest and acclimatization days to allow your body to adjust to the altitude.
  • Follow a gradual ascent to minimize the risk of altitude sickness.
  • Hire an experienced guide or join a reputable trekking agency for guidance and support.
  • Carry necessary permits, including the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and TIMS Card.
  • Pack essential items such as a good-quality sleeping bag, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a first aid kit.
  • Respect local culture and traditions, and be mindful of your surroundings.
  • Stay on designated trails and follow instructions from your guide for a safe and enjoyable trek.
  • Maintain a slow and steady pace while trekking to conserve energy and prevent exhaustion.
  • Pack light and only carry essentials to minimize the weight on your back.
  • Carry extra cash in Nepalese rupees for unexpected expenses and tips.
  • Keep a positive mindset and enjoy the stunning landscapes and unique experiences along the trek.
  • Stay connected with your trekking group and communicate any discomfort or symptoms of altitude sickness to your guide.
  • Be environmentally conscious and follow the principles of Leave No Trace, preserving the natural beauty of the area.
  • Purchase travel insurance that covers high-altitude trekking and emergency medical evacuation.

Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass Trek Safety Considerations

  • Acclimatize properly by taking rest days at strategic points along the trek.
  • Follow the guidance and recommendations of your trekking guide or leader.
  • Carry a comprehensive first aid kit and necessary medications.
  • Walk at a steady pace, avoiding overexertion.
  • Be aware of signs and symptoms of altitude sickness, such as headaches, nausea, dizziness, and fatigue.
  • Descend immediately and seek medical assistance if altitude sickness symptoms worsen.
  • Dress in layers to adapt to changing weather conditions and maintain body temperature.
  • Wear proper trekking boots that provide good ankle support and traction.
  • Use trekking poles for stability and to reduce stress on joints during steep descents.
  • Follow safety protocols while crossing high passes and difficult terrains.
  • Stay on designated trails and avoid shortcuts to prevent accidents or getting lost.
  • Be cautious of yaks and other livestock on the trail and give them the right of way.
  • Avoid solo trekking and always trek with a companion or in a group.
  • Keep your belongings secure and be vigilant of your surroundings.
  • Follow local customs and respect the culture and traditions of the local communities.
  • Stay updated on weather conditions and be prepared for sudden changes.
  • Purchase travel insurance that covers high-altitude trekking and emergency evacuation.
  • Stay connected with your trekking agency or guide for any updates or emergencies.
  • In case of any emergency or severe illness, prioritize your safety and seek immediate professional help.
  • Be responsible for your own safety and the safety of others on the trek.

Abut Gokyo Lake

Gokyo Lakes, situated  in the heart of the Solu-Khumbu region of the Nepalese Himalayas Range. This lake provide us a breathtaking views and a fresh water supply for gokyo area. Comprising a series of six beautiful glacial lakes, Gokyo Lakes are popular for their stunning beauty and are often considered an alternative trekking destination to the more popular Everest Base Camp route. Surrounded by towering peaks, including Everest, Cho Oyu, the world’s sixth-highest mountain, the lakes offer a surreal reflection of the surrounding snowy landscapes. The trek to Gokyo Lakes takes adventurers through charming Sherpa villages, alpine meadows, and challenging mountain trails, providing an immersive experience of Himalayan culture and geography. Gokyo Ri, a nearby viewpoint, presents a panoramic spectacle of the lakes and the entire Everest region.

About Renjo La Pass

Renjo La Pass is a high mountain pass in the Everest area of the Nepalese Himalayas, standing really tall at 5,360 meters (17,585 feet). It’s a tough and amazing path that links the Gokyo Valley with the Thame Valley. People who love adventure and hiking can enjoy the beautiful views of the highest mountains along this unique route. The journey to Renjo La Pass is full of pretty mountain scenes, icy areas, and wide views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and other big mountains. The pass itself gives you a stunning view all around, making it a great spot for people who want to see the beauty of the Himalayas. Many hikers like this trail not just for its beauty but also for the proud feeling of making it through a high mountain pass in the middle of the Everest area. The Renjo La Pass trek is both tough and memorable, giving adventure lovers a fantastic experience.

Best Time For Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass Trek

The best time to undertake the Gokyo Lake with Renjo La Pass trek in the Everest region is during the per-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons. The ideal months for this trek are

  1. Spring (Pre-Monsoon): March to May
    • During spring, the weather is generally stable, and the temperatures are moderate.
    • The rhododendron flowers are in full bloom, adding vibrant colors to the landscapes.
    • Clear skies offer excellent visibility, providing breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.
  2. Autumn (Post-Monsoon): September to November
    • Autumn is another favorable time for the Gokyo Lake trek, with stable weather conditions.
    • The skies are clear, offering stunning views of the Himalayan peaks.
    • The temperatures are moderate during the day, making it comfortable for trekking.

During these months, the trails are relatively dry, and the risk of heavy rainfall or snowfall is lower, enhancing the overall trekking experience. It’s important to avoid the monsoon season (June to August) due to heavy rainfall, which can lead to slippery and muddy trails, as well as the winter season (December to February) when the temperatures are extremely cold, and the high passes may be snow-covered, making the trek challenging and risky.

Gokyo Lake With Renjo La Pass Trek Cost

The cost of the Gokyo Lake with Renjo La Pass Trek varies depending on several factors. In Generally it cost you USD 1200$ – USD 1600$ per Person, it includes expenses such as guide and porter services, accommodation, meals, permits, and transportation. Our agencies offer different packages, ranging from basic to more luxurious options, influencing the overall cost. The duration of the trek and the services included, such as guide and porter support Accomodation Choice, impact the final price. Additionally, trekkers should budget for travel insurance, international flights, tips, and personal expenses are additional.

Highlights

  • Breathtaking views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and other Himalayan peaks.
  • Trekking through the pristine Gokyo Valley, known for its glacial lakes and stunning landscapes.
  • Ascending and crossing the challenging Renjo La Pass, offering panoramic views of the Everest region.
  • Exploring the serene and turquoise Gokyo Lakes, including the famous Dudh Pokhari (Gokyo Lake).
  • Hiking to the summit of Gokyo Ri for spectacular sunrise views over the Everest region.
  • Immerse in the unique Sherpa culture and hospitality of the local communities along the trek.
  • Discovering remote and picturesque Sherpa villages like Dhole, Machhermo, and Lundeng.
  • Experiencing the thrill of flying into Lukla, known for its challenging mountain airstrip.
  • Opportunities for wildlife spotting, including Himalayan Thar, musk deer, and various bird species.
  • Challenging yourself with high-altitude trekking and overcoming the obstacles of the rugged terrain.
  • Immersing in the beauty of the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Included/Excluded

  • International and Domestic Airport Pick Up and Drop.
  • Kathmandu Lukla , Lukla Kathmandu Flight.
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner from the Teahouses menu during the treks.
  • Overnight Sleep at Standard tea house with basic facility during the treks.
  • Government licensed holder trekking guide including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance.
  • One porter for two person who carry only two trekking member’s bags, including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance.
  • If single trekker booked then guide will help you to carry some of your stuffs.
  • Equipment like sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, trekking poles, and Crampons will be provided (Returned after the trip is complete).
  • First aid kid box included and carry by guide.
  • Emergency helicopter rescue services provided, Pay By your Insurance or By Your Self.
  • All needed Trekking Permit and National park Entry fees.
  • All needed ground transportation mention on the itinerary.
  • Government Tax and Company service charge.
  • Personal expenses as like the Phone Bill, Camera Charging, Hot Shower, Wifi.
  • All kind of drinks as like Mineral Water, Tea, Coffee, Juice, Coke, Fanta, Beer and Bar Bills.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during your stay in city like Pokhara, Kathmandu.
  • Extra Nights’ Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara, in case if you return earlier from the Treks.
  • Tips to your Guide and Porter. (It is expected)
  • Travel insurance.

Itinerary

  • Take an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
  • Meet your trekking crew in Lukla and start the trek.
  • Trek through beautiful landscapes, crossing suspension bridges and passing through Phakding.
  • Continue the trek to Monjo, a small village near the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Overnight stay in Monjo.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • After breakfast, enter Sagarmatha National Park and begin the trek to Namche Bazaar.
  • Ascend gradually through the forested trail, enjoying stunning views of mountains and rivers.
  • Reach Namche Bazaar, the bustling trading hub of the Everest region.
  • Explore the town, visit local shops, and experience the Sherpa culture.
  • Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Spend a day in Namche for acclimatization.
  • Take a short hike to Everest View Hotel for panoramic mountain vistas.
  • Explore the town, visit the Sherpa Museum, and learn about the local culture.
  • Rest, relax, and allow your body to adjust to the altitude.
  • Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.
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  • Resume the trek from Namche Bazaar, following the trail to Dhole.
  • Trek through rhododendron and pine forests, enjoying scenic views along the way.
  • Pass through villages and witness the traditional lifestyle of the Sherpa people.
  • Overnight stay in Dhole.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.
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  • Continue the trek through the picturesque landscapes of the Khumbu region.
  • Trek alongside the Dudh Koshi River, passing through charming villages.
  • Arrive in Machhermo, a small settlement surrounded by stunning mountain views.
  • Overnight stay in Machhermo.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.
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  • Begin the trek to Gokyo, following the scenic trail alongside the Ngozumpa Glacier.
  • Pass by the stunning Gokyo Lakes, a series of turquoise glacial lakes.
  • Arrive in Gokyo, a beautiful valley nestled amidst towering peaks.
  • Enjoy the breathtaking views and serene atmosphere.
  • Overnight stay in Gokyo.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.
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  • Take a rest day in Gokyo for acclimatization.
  • Early morning, hike to Gokyo-Ri for a panoramic sunrise view of the Everest region.
  • Marvel at the spectacular views of Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, and other surrounding peaks.
  • Descend back to Gokyo and spend the rest of the day relaxing.
  • Overnight stay in Gokyo.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.
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  • Embark on a challenging trek, crossing the high-altitude Renjo La Pass.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Everest, Makalu, and Cho Oyu.
  • Descend to Lundeng, a small village surrounded by rugged landscapes.
  • Overnight stay in Lundeng.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.
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  • Resume the trek and descend through beautiful landscapes.
  • Pass through villages and enjoy the serene beauty of the Everest region.
  • Arrive in Namche Bazaar and relax for the night.
  • Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.
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  • Begin the final day of trekking, descending from Namche Bazaar to Lukla.
  • Pass through Phakding and enjoy the last views of the Everest region.
  • Reach Lukla and celebrate the successful completion of your trek.
  • Overnight stay in Lukla.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.
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  • Take an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Rest and relax or explore the vibrant city.
  • Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
  • Breakfast and Lunch at the teahouse.
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Durations

11 Days

Languages

English
Nepali

Frequently asked questions

There are basic medical facilities available in some villages along the trail. In case of a severe medical emergency, helicopters can be arranged for evacuation. It is recommended to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation and medical expenses.

The weather and temperature can vary during the trek. In general, the daytime temperatures in the lower altitudes range from 10-20°C (50-68°F), while in the higher altitudes, temperatures can drop to -10°C to -15°C (14°F to 5°F) or even lower at night. It is important to be prepared for changing weather conditions and pack accordingly.

ATM facilities are limited and generally not available beyond Namche Bazaar. It is advisable to carry enough cash (in Nepalese rupees) for the entire trek, including any additional expenses and emergency situations.

Yes, hiring a porter is a common practice on this trek. Porters can carry your heavy backpack, allowing you to trek with less weight and more comfort. Hiring a porter also supports the local economy and provides employment opportunities for the local community.

While it is not mandatory, hiring a guide for the Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass Trek is highly recommended. A guide will provide valuable assistance, navigate the trail, offer cultural insights, ensure your safety, and assist in case of any emergencies.

Accommodation during the trek is in teahouses or lodges along the trail. These basic yet comfortable accommodations offer private or shared rooms with twin beds, blankets, and simple toilet facilities. Please note that the higher you go, the more basic the facilities may become.

Yes, you need several permits for this trek, including the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) Card. Additionally, if you plan to cross Renjo La Pass, you will need an additional permit. Your trekking agency will assist you in obtaining these permits.

The Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass Trek is considered a moderately challenging trek. It involves daily hikes of 5-8 hours, including steep ascents and descents. The crossing of Renjo La Pass requires good physical fitness and previous trekking experience at high altitudes.

The best time to do this trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather, clear skies, and moderate temperatures, making it ideal for trekking in the Everest region.

Yes, acclimatization is essential during the trek. There are scheduled rest days in Namche Bazaar, Gokyo, and Lundeng to allow your body to adapt to the increasing altitude. It is important to listen to your body, stay hydrated, and follow the guidance of your trekking guide.

Tour's Location

Renjo La, Khumjung, Nepal

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