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.
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.
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.
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.
It is our second trek with Hymalaya Joy company and it was as perfect as the first one. We have been walking for 10 days from Lukla up to to Gokio lake and Renjo La pass , than back via Thame, Namche Bazar to Lukla. Everything was perfectly arranged, since the day of our arrival to Kathmandu and until our safe return home.. All the accommodations on the route and in Kathmandu were excellent. Our guide, Tika was extremely knowledgable and experienced. Most important : we felt very safe. We highly recommend this company to any one who is interested in trekking the Himalaya mountains or any other place in Nepal.
ECO-FRIENDLY: Every day the world is facing a big issue of environmental pollution and in Nepal as well. Our field staffs are quite conscious about environmental pollution at any time and we encourage to all. We would suggest to our guest to use boiled water or water purification pills than buying a bottle of water, it helps to avoid plastic bottles which can take a long time to disappear. During the trek, if possible you can order the same items food in a group which minimises the fuel used and to make a campfire is almost forbidden. We would encourage being a responsible traveller so, just leaving a footprint on the trail and bring out all non-biodegradable which you had.
FLIGHT DELAY IN LUKLA: Sometimes the flight may be cancelled due to the unpredictable weather in Luka so Himalayan Joy Adventure has created an itinerary for this trek with one day free/extra day at the end of the trek. In case your flight has been cancelled more than two days, we will charter a helicopter to and from Luka to ensure your flight on scheduled towards homeland or further destination. This extra service cost will be a minimum $500 to a maximum $4000 USD dollars which you can claim from your insurance.
MEDICAL FACILITY IN THE EVEREST REGION TREKKING ROUTE
Lukla - Government Health Post and Hospital (Pasang Lhamu Nicole Niquille Hospital)
Namche - Dental Clinic and Health post
Khunde - Hospital (Hillary Trust)
Pheriche - HRA Aid – Post Doctor