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Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek

Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek - 12 Days

Overview and Highlights

Key Information

Best Seasons

Sep to Dec/March to June

Group Size

+2

Duration

12 Days

Trek Difficulty

Moderate

Maximum Altitude

5357m-17575ft

Accommodation

Lodge/Teahouse

Meal

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Region

Everest

Country

Nepal

Activity

Trekking

Destination

Renjo La Pass

Trip Starts

Kathmandu

Trips Ends

Kathmandu

Highlights of Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek

  • Explore less-crowded trails for a unique trekking experience.
  • Witness breathtaking views of Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, Makalu, and more from this high pass.
  • Trek through diverse landscapes in this UNESCO World Heritage Site (Sagarmatha National Park).
  • Interact with Sherpa, Rai, and Tamang communities for a rich cultural experience.
  • Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri: Enjoy stunning vistas and turquoise lakes on this trek.
  • Trek close to the Tibet border and witness the massive Ngozumpa Glacier.
  • Visit an ancient monastery (Thame Monastery) and learn about the local spirituality.
  • Experience an alternative trek to Everest Base Camp, discovering hidden gems.

 

The Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek is a 12 Days adventure that takes you through off-beat routes in the Khumbu region, offering a less crowded and awe-inspiring experience in the lap of the Himalayas. This trek leads you through the pristine landscapes of the Sagarmatha National Park, known for its towering peaks and rugged beauty.

The highlight of Gokyo Renjo la pass trek is undoubtedly crossing the high pass known as Renjo La (5345 meters, 17,536ft) which provides breathtaking panoramic views of iconic peaks like Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam and sourounding peaks. This less-traveled path allows you to immerse yourself in the authentic local culture, interact with the Sherpa, Rai, and Tamang communities, and experience their warm hospitality.

Gokyo Renjo la trek begins with a scenic flight to Lukla, followed by a trek to Namche Bazaar and then further off the beaten path to Dole and Machhermo. You'll ascend to the beautiful Gokyo Lakes and summit Gokyo Ri for an incredible panoramic view. The trail then takes you to the Renjo La pass, near the Tibet border, providing a unique vantage point to witness the majestic Himalayas.

En route, you'll have the opportunity to visit Thame Monastery and witness the stunning Ngozumpa Glacier. Gokyo Lakes and Renjo La pass trek is a great alternative to the more popular Everest Base Camp trek, allowing you to explore the stunning landscapes and hidden gems of the Everest region while avoiding the crowds.

Overall, the Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek promises an unforgettable adventure through the lesser-traveled paths of the Everest region, providing an immersive experience in the heart of the Himalayas.

The Best Time For Gokyo and Renjo la pass trek

The best time to trek the Gokyo Renjo La Pass is between October and November, and between March and May. During these months, the weather is generally clear and the views are spectacular. However, it is always a good idea to check the weather forecast before embarking on any trek, as conditions can change quickly in the mountains.

What to Expect on the Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek

Gokyo Lakes and Renjo La pass trek that starts and ends in Kathmandu and takes approximately 12-14 days to complete. The trek takes you through dense forests, past glaciers and Gokyo lakes, Gokyo Ri and over high passes that offer stunning views of the surrounding peaks. Along the way, you will encounter a variety of cultures and communities, each with its own unique traditions and customs.

Preparing for the Trek

Gokyo and Renjo la pass trek is considered a strenuous trek and requires a good level of physical fitness. It is recommended that you start preparing for the trek several months in advance, by taking regular walks, doing strength and endurance training, and gradually building up your stamina. You should also familiarize yourself with the trekking equipment you will need, and make sure you have the necessary permits and visas.

Accommodations on the Trek

There are several options for accommodation on the Gokyo Renjo La Pass trek, including teahouses, lodges, and camping. Teahouses are the most popular option and offer basic but comfortable accommodation, as well as food and drink. Lodges are similar to teahouses but offer more amenities, such as hot showers and Wi-Fi. Camping is also an option, but requires a tent, sleeping bag, and cooking equipment, and is generally only recommended for experienced trekkers.

Conclusion

The Renjo La Pass trek is a challenging, but rewarding adventure and one that should be on every trekker's bucket list. With the right preparation and a little bit of courage, you can experience the beauty and majesty of the Nepalese Himalayas, and create memories that will last a lifetime. So what are you waiting for? Book your Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trekking today and start your journey to the top of the world!

Itinerary Expand All Close All

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to Kathmandu(1,400m-4593ft), the city of temples. Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Nepal, one of our staff will receive you there. He will lead you to the hotel in a private vehicle.

Today, we will brief you about your package—Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek. Additionally, we will introduce you to your trek guide who will be with you throughout your trail in this beautiful region of Khumbu.

Day 2 : Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2610m)

  • Fly to Lukla (2800m) and meet your guide and porter.
  • Begin your trek to Phakding (2610m), following the Dudh Koshi River.
  • Overnight in Phakding.

Day 3 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

  • Continue your journey to Namche Bazaar (3440m), the gateway to the Khumbu region.
  • Explore the local market and acclimate to the altitude.
  • Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 4 : Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar

  • Take a day to acclimate and explore Namche Bazaar, the hub of the Khumbu region.
  • Visit the Sherpa Museum and the headquarters of the Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Hike to the viewpoint at Syangboche and Hotel Everest View (3800m) for stunning views of Everest, Ama Dablam, and other peaks.
  • Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 5 : Namche Bazaar to Phortse Thanga (3650m)

  • Trek to Phortse Thanga (3,650), passing through forests of rhododendron and magnolia.
  • Enjoy the beautiful views of Thamserku, Kantega, and other peaks.
  • Overnight in Phortse Thanga.

Day 6 : Phortse Thanga to Machhermo (4470m)

  • Continue to Machhermo (4470m), where you'll enjoy panoramic views of Cho Oyu and the surrounding peaks.
  • Overnight in Machhermo.

Day 7 : Machhermo to Gokyo (4790m)

  • Hike to Gokyo (4790m), the base for the ascent of Gokyo Ri (5357m).
  • Explore the valley and the surrounding glaciers.
  • Overnight in Gokyo.

Day 8 : Ascent of Gokyo Ri (5357m)

  • Hike to Gokyo (4790m), the base for the ascent of Gokyo Ri (5357m).
  • Explore the valley and the surrounding glaciers.
  • Overnight in Gokyo.

Day 9 : Gokyo to Lumde (4650m) via Renjo La Pass (5345m)

  • Cross the Renjo La Pass (5345m), enjoying breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks.
  • Descend to Lumde (4700m) for the night.

Day 10 : Lumde to Namche Bazaar

  • Retrace your steps back to Namche Bazaar.
  • Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 11 : Namche Bazaar to Lukla

  • Return to Lukla, following the Dudh Koshi River.
  • Overnight in Lukla.

Day 12 : Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

  • Fly back to Kathmandu, marking the end of your Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek.

EBC Trek Trip Inclusion

  • All private Ground Transportation Including Airport Transfers.
  • 2 Nights’ 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast (on the arrival day and after the Trekking).
  • Domestic Flight Ticket (Ktm-Lukla, Luk-Ktm) / domestic airport Tax.
  • All accommodations in lodges/Tea Houses During the Treks.
  • Daily Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) and tea/coffee during the Trekking.
  • Snacks (Cookies) And Seasonal Fruits during trekking.
  • Sagarmatha national park entry permits & Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality fee.
  • A first aid kit will be Available.
  • Sleeping bag and Down jacket (provided upon request).
  • Northern Trekking Team Duffie bag. ( Refundable)
  • Trekking T-shirt, Trekking map.
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water.
  • An experienced helpful and friendly Guide, Food Drinks Accommodation, Transportation and staff Insurance.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and extra night accommation in Kathmandu 
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
  • Personal expenses laundry, telephone calls, snacks, camera, and mobile battery charging.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to Early arrival or late departure, or early return from the trek
  • stuff let us know the booking phase)
  • Health and travel Insurance.
  • porter to carry your bag during the trek ( one porter between two trekkers is recommended 
  • Personal trekking gear.
  • Tips for  staffs (it is expected)

Additional Information

Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek Cost

Understanding the Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek Cost

The cost of the Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek will depend on a variety of factors, including the length of the trek, the time of year, and the services you choose to include. On average, the cost of the trek can range from $1,200 to $1,500, though it may be higher or lower depending on your specific needs and preferences.

Some of the factors that can impact the cost of the trek include:

The length of the trek: The longer the trek, the more it will cost.

The time of year: Trekking during peak season (October to November and March to May) will typically be more expensive than trekking during the off-season.

The services included: The cost of the trek will increase if you choose to include additional services such as porter services, guide services, and meals.

It is important to note that the cost of the trek does not include personal expenses such as visas, travel insurance, and personal gear.

Planning Your Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek

Before embarking on the Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek, it is important to properly plan and prepare for the journey. This includes obtaining the necessary permits, arranging transportation, and ensuring that you have the proper gear and equipment. 

Obtaining Permits

The Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek requires a TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card and a Sagarmatha National Park Permit. These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or in the city of Namche Bazaar, which is the starting point of the trek.

Arranging Transportation

Transportation to the starting point of the trek can arrange Northern Trekking Team. The most common mode of transportation is a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a short trek to Namche Bazaar.

Gear and Equipment

It is important to have the proper gear and equipment for the Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek. This includes warm clothing, a good pair of hiking boots, a sleeping bag, a backpack, and necessary trekking equipment such as a trekking pole and a hydration system.

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Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek Difficulty

The Difficulty of the Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek

The Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek is considered a moderate to challenging trek, with a maximum altitude of 5,360 meters (17,585 feet) at the Renjo La Pass. The trek can take anywhere from 12 to 14 days to complete, depending on the route and the pace of the trekker.

Physical Preparation

Before embarking on the Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek, it is important to properly prepare physically. This includes building up endurance through regular exercise and acclimatizing to the high altitude.

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness can be a concern for trekkers on the Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek. To minimize the risk of altitude sickness, it is important to allow for adequate acclimatization by following a gradual ascent pattern and staying hydrated. Symptoms of altitude sickness include headache, dizziness, nausea, and shortness of breath. If you experience any symptoms, it is important to descend to a lower altitude and seek medical attention if necessary.

Tips for a Successful Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek

Hire a reputable guide: A knowledgeable and experienced guide can greatly enhance your trekking experience by providing valuable information, helping with navigation, and offering support when needed.

Take time to acclimatize: Give your body time to adjust to the high altitude by following a gradual ascent pattern and taking rest days if needed.

Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water to help prevent altitude sickness and maintain overall health.

Be flexible: Weather and other factors can affect the trek, so be prepared to adjust your itinerary if necessary.

Respect the environment: Leave no trace and follow the principles of responsible tourism by respecting the local environment and culture.

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