Gokyo Renjo Pass trek

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Gokyo Renjo Pass trek
At a Glance

    Gokyo Renjo Pass trek is one of the exciting trekking routes in the Everest region. This trek escapes the usual trekking trail. It follows the path of Renjo La pass to reach the Gokyo Lake.

    The Himalayan trail from Renjo La Pass to the Bhote Koshi valley is a historical trade route between Nepal and Tibet. The Renjo La Pass Trek explores the mountains and hikes the unique landscapes in the Himalayas. During good weather, Renjo La Pass trek exposes its sensational beauty.

    Gokyo Ri, 5330 meters is the best viewpoint in this trek. It offers extravagant displays of the Himalayan panorama of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, etc.

    The trek is a combination of cultural and ecological experience. Tibetan Sherpa culture and their warm hospitality add beauty to the trek.

    The trek is a complete bundle of panoramic views from Syanboche, Sherpa culture in Khumjung villages, old Buddhist monasteries of Thyangboche. Plus, Glaciers and lakes at Gokyo, high passes, and the peaceful valleys add a bonus to the trek.

    This is an alternate trek to the classic Everest Base Camp Trek on the lap of Mt. Everest.

    This is a 15 days trip in the most scenic landscapes. You can contact our team of Himalayan Joy Adventures to know more about the trip or to customize the trip. We will be happy to plan as per your preferences. Gokyo Renjo Pass Trek.

    Best time to trek

    Spring and Autumn are the best time to trek into Nepalese Himalayas.

    It is best to go for Gokyo Renjo Pass Trek in the months between October and November or between March and May. These months means neither rain nor too cold.

    You will collect the pleasantest memories during this time while opting for this trekking in the Everest region.

    During these months, the temperature and weather conditions remain quite stable. And the moderate temperature along the route makes the trek doable. And, you get to enjoy the undisturbed views of the mountains, landscapes, and the surrounding villages. It will be less risk and more fun while trekking in these seasons.

    Trekking difficulty

    The Gokyo Renjo Pass trek is a moderate grade trek. During the trek, you will face attitudinal variations starting from 2810 meters to 5360 meters.

    Anyone who is fit and healthy can go for the trek. The trek will be easy and more fruitful when you choose to trek during the peak months. The temperature and weather conditions during these months are suitable for you to trek.

    Previous experiences of trekking are bonuses to go for. However, it is not mandatory. Anyone with the extreme willingness and proper preparations can do it.

     With our team of expert guides and porters, you will have a much easy time on this trek. Do not hesitate to share your plans.


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    As you land in Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative from Himalayan Joy Adventures, will receive you. They will take you to your hotel in a private car or in a tourist bus.
    After checking in, you can take a cozy rest till afternoon when we will host a dinner for you. Or, you can go and visit around the streets of Thamel and Basantapur for relaxation. Overnight in Kathmandu.

      You may start the sightseeing right after a nice breakfast. You can visit the UNESCO world heritage sites. Some of them are Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Swayambhunath. Including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, etc.

        Maximum altitude: 2610 meters
        Flight duration: 45 minutes
        Trek duration: 3 hours.
        We will board on a short flight to Lukla (2810m), from the Tribhuvan International Airport. You will rejoice the sight of splendid hills, rivers, and mountains. On reaching Lukla airport, we will head north to Phakding. It is a hike through the Dudh Kosi valley.
        After an easy hike of about 3 hours, we will reach the beautiful tribal village of Phakding. Overnight at Phadking.

          Maximum altitude: 3480 meters
          Trek duration: 5-6 hours
          After breakfast in the morning, we will march towards Namche Bazaar, a Sherpa town in the Khumbu region.
          On the way, we cross the Dudh Koshi River many times on suspension bridges. We will see colorful Buddhist prayer flags dancing in the wind. The first part of the hike is a climb up to Jorsale. A two and a half hour ascent from Jorsale takes us to Namche, the gateway of Everest. Overnight in a finest hotel in Namche Bazar.

            Adaptation to harsh geography and high altitude is necessary while trekking to higher altitudes. This helps reduce the risk of altitude sickness or other illnesses.

            On this day, you will spend time exploring the town and adapting with the weather and climate there.The day is a one hour hike to the Everest View Hotel. You can see a breathtaking view of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and other peaks from there. En route, you get to stroll around the alleys of Khunde and Khumjung villages.

              Maximum altitude: 3810 meters
              Trek duration: 5-6 hours.
              It is now time to trek to Phortse village. Phortse is a 9.62 km walking route near Namche. A little climb to the top of Namche will show us a glorious view of Everest and Lhotse. Overnight at the beautiful Phortse village.

                Maximum altitude: 4040 meters
                Trek Duration: 2-3 hours
                From Phortse, we will ascend steeply up through the beautiful Rhododendron forests. From there, we trek to settlements of Tonga and Gayle (3,960m). Finally, after 2/3 hours walking, we will arrive at Dole. You can explore around Dole at the sunset time.
                Overnight at a teahouse in Dole.

                  Maximum altitude: 4480 meters
                  Trek duration: 4 hours 30 minutes.
                  Our trek begins after a breakfast at Dole. The hike is a steady climb along the valley. You will see juniper forests. There are beautiful summer settlements and pastures too. The views of tall silver mountains are superb. You will see Cho Oyu, Kantega and Thamserku. By noon, we will reach Machermo. You may explore the more of Machermo.
                  We will spend the night there.

                    Maximum altitude: 4,750 meters
                    Trek duration: 5 hours
                    After breakfast, we will continue the trail with views of the Himalayas. And the Khantega gorge along with the Ngozumpa glacier. Finally, we will reach Gokyo after a 5 hours walk. After lunch at Gokyo, a hike to Gokyo Ri (5463m) is amazing. From there you can see enchanting views of Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Makalu. A walk to the Fifth Lake will display more splendid views. The place is perfect for taking amazing pictures.
                    Overnight at Gokyo Village.

                      Maximum altitude: 3800 meters
                      Trek duration: 7 hours
                      We gently go uphill over a hard and steep trail. As we ascend to the top, we can see stunning panorama of mountains and Himalayas. Gokyo Ri is the best vantage point for best Everest views from a different perspective.
                      At the Renjo pass, we can see a great view of the Gokyo lakes on one side. The Rermo Pokhari lakes and a myriad of snowy peaks in the background complement the incredible atmosphere. Then we descend downhill watching Dudh Pokhari lakes.
                      The adventurous trek through the Renjo La pass takes you to stunning Gokyo valley and remote Bhote Koshi valley. You can rest at beautiful meadows for a while during the trek. We will walk along with yak caravans coming from Tibet and moving towards Lungdeng.
                      We will spend a night at Lungdeng.

                        Maximum altitude: 3800 meters
                        Trek duration: 4-5 hours
                        This day is about hiking to Thame. We will also visit the historic Thame monastery. Thame is a beautiful Sherpa village. There we can witness the lovely Sherpa culture.
                        We will spend a night at Thame.

                          Maximum altitude: 2835 meters
                          Trek duration: 4-5 hours
                          After a nice breakfast at Thame, we head to our destination for the day; Manju. Manju is a major village in Khumbu just before Namche. This is an easy day. The trek is a descend to Manju village via Namche Bazaar. You can spend time after lunch at Namche and slowly trek down to Manju.
                          Overnight at a guesthouse in Manju.

                            Trek duration: 4 hours
                            The walk is pretty easy and enjoyable. After hiking on the beautiful trail for about four hours, we will reach Lukla. This is your last day of the trip on the Himalayan foothills.
                            Overnight at Lukla with the excitement of returning to Kathmandu via early morning flight.


                              An early morning plane from Lukla will take you to Kathmandu. Choosing a seat on the right side is a bonus. You will have a good moment bidding a goodbye to the majestic mountains again. On reaching Kathmandu, we will get you back to your hotel.

                                The day has come to leave Nepal with remarkable memories of the trek. Our representatives will transfer you to TIA from where you’ll board a flight to your destination.

                                  Service Details

                                  What's Included
                                  • Airport picks up and drops by Private Vehicle.
                                  • 3 nights Hotel (3-5 stars) in Kathmandu in twin sharing basis on BB plan
                                  • One day sightseeing in Kathmandu
                                  • Full board meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) and Accommodation on twin sharing basis in the trek
                                  • English speaking guide
                                  • Porter (One porter for two people)
                                  • Insurance for Himalayan Joy Staff
                                  • Himalayan Joy Adventure T-Shirt and Duffel bag
                                  • TIMS and National Park Permit fees
                                  What's not Included
                                  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation (Most Required)
                                  • International airfare and airport departure tax 
                                  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 and Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
                                  • Cold drinks such as Mineral water, Cola, Beer etc.(Mineral water will cost per liter from Rs. 100 till Rs.500 and if you bring water purifying tablet is best idea cause you will help to save nature from not using plastic bottles and also its much cheaper then mineral water )
                                  • Bars bill such as Mars, Sneaker, Bounty chocolate etc
                                  • Personal trekking and climbing Equipment
                                  • Tips for trekking staffs and driver
                                  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in 'Price Includes' section.

                                  Useful Information

                                  Lukla flight delay notice

                                  Occasionally, flights to Lukla may face cancellations owing to unpredictable weather conditions. To address this, Himalayan Joy Adventure has devised a trek itinerary that incorporates an additional day at the end of the journey. If your flight experiences a cancellation lasting more than two days, we offer the option to charter a helicopter to and from Lukla. This ensures that you reach your scheduled destination or homeland without further delay. The associated cost for this supplementary service ranges from a minimum of $500 to a maximum of $4000 USD, which you can seek reimbursement for through your insurance.

                                  Departure Details and Itinerary

                                  Customize your departure dates and itinerary arrangements according to your preferences. Feel free to reach out to us for any inquiries regarding your tour departure date.


                                  Every day, the global challenge of environmental pollution persists, and Nepal is no exception. Our field staff is highly conscientious about environmental issues, and we actively promote awareness. We recommend to our guests the use of boiled water or water purification pills instead of purchasing bottled water. This choice not only helps in avoiding the use of plastic bottles, which take a considerable amount of time to decompose, but also contributes to minimizing waste.

                                  While trekking, consider ordering the same food items as a group to reduce fuel consumption. Furthermore, it is essential to note that making a campfire is strongly discouraged. We advocate for responsible travel practices, urging travelers to leave only footprints on the trail and ensure the removal of all non-biodegradable items brought along. Let's collectively work towards preserving the environment for future generations.

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