Gokyo Renjola pass Trek
Overview The Gokyo Renjola Pass Trek is a mesmerizing adventure that takes trekkers on a breathtaking journey through the Khumbu region of Nepal. This exhilarating trek is also a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and challenging mountain trails, offering an unforgettable experience for outdoor enthusiasts. Starting from the vibrant city of Kathmandu, trekkers also embark on a scenic flight to Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region. The trail leads through lush forests, picturesque Sherpa villages, and across suspension bridges over roaring rivers. As trekkers ascend, the landscape gradually transforms, revealing awe-inspiring views of snow-capped peaks, including the…
The Gokyo Renjola Pass Trek is a mesmerizing adventure that takes trekkers on a breathtaking journey through the Khumbu region of Nepal. This exhilarating trek is also a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and challenging mountain trails, offering an unforgettable experience for outdoor enthusiasts.
Starting from the vibrant city of Kathmandu, trekkers also embark on a scenic flight to Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region. The trail leads through lush forests, picturesque Sherpa villages, and across suspension bridges over roaring rivers. As trekkers ascend, the landscape gradually transforms, revealing awe-inspiring views of snow-capped peaks, including the mighty Everest.
One of the highlights of this trek is the Gokyo Valley, renowned for its pristine glacial lakes. The turquoise waters of the Gokyo Lakes, nestled amidst towering mountains, also create a surreal and captivating panorama that leaves trekkers spellbound. The trek offers ample opportunities to interact with the friendly Sherpa community, immersing in their unique culture and traditional way of life.
The ultimate challenge of the Gokyo Renjola Pass Trek awaits at the Renjo La Pass. The pass sits at an altitude of over 5,300 meters (17,500 feet) and rewards trekkers with jaw-dropping views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. Crossing the pass requires stamina, determination, and proper acclimatization, making it a gratifying achievement for those who conquer it.
Throughout the journey, trekkers will also be captivated by the majestic beauty of the Himalayas, the serene landscapes, and the surreal play of light and shadows on the mountains. Accommodation options along the trail range from cozy teahouses to basic lodges, providing a comfortable and warm respite after a day of trekking.
Conclusion and Summary
The Gokyo Renjola Pass Trek is a challenging yet immensely rewarding experience, allowing adventurers to connect with nature’s grandeur and immerse in the tranquility of the mountains. It is a journey of self-discovery, camaraderie, and a chance to witness the world’s highest peaks up close, creating memories that will last a lifetime. However, trekkers must well-prepare, physically fit, and equip it with the necessary gear to tackle this high-altitude adventure safely.
- Visit one of the high passes.
- Trek through challenging routes in the Khumbu region
- Explore the forests of Sagarmatha National Park
- Hike to the top of Gokyo Ri and see sunrise view
- Explore the homeland and picturesque villages of the Sherpa people
- See the beautiful view of snowy peaks like Everest, Cho Oyu, etc.
- Visiting the highest monastery in the world
- Experiencing alpine climate.
After you arrive in Kathmandu airport please check our company board outside the main gate there will be our airport representative you will meet with him and he will transferred to hotel by private vehicle and our representative will help you to check-in your hotel after that if time enough, representative will take you to our office for short briefing about the trip but if not enough time then give a short trip brief in hotel and request to pay the due balance for the trip. Overnight at Hotel
After breakfast, tour guide will take to you for full day sightseeing in historical monuments sightseeing places including swayambhunath known as monkey temple, Kathmandu durbar square & Patan durbar square then drive back to Hotel. Overnight at hotel
Early morning your trek guide will be meet you at your hotel and transfer you to airport by private vehicle for the Lukla flight. Kathmandu to Lukla you will fly on a twin-engine (tiny) aircraft. The views from the plane are amazing, providing dramatic views of terraced hills and the distant Himalayan giants. After landing in the village of Lukla (2840 m) you will meet the rest of your staff/porters that guide will hire them in Lukla for your whole trek. The trail drops steeply for bit then descends to Chheplung (2660 m) and Thado Khosi gaon there is suspension bridge that you have to cross after that you see the head of the valley Mt. Kusum Kanguru (6367 m). After bridge climbs bit to reach at Ghat (2590 m) on banks of the Dudh Koshi River just short visit at monastery then little easy walk then after climb again to reach at Phakding (2610m) Overnight at Teahouse.
Today, the trail we cross the Dudh Koshi river and climb gently the valley to Toktak (2760 m) and Benkar (2710 m) The trail keeps close to the river valley and is lined with beautiful blue pine and rhododendron forest that is very spectacular in the spring months, when the flowers are in bloom and also you will see the beautiful waterfall. We will see the snow-capped peak of Thamserku (6623 m) & Khumbi La (5765 m) at Benkar. We cross the Dudh Kosi River at Benkar. From here it is only a short walk to Monjo (2840 m). Just beyond the Monjo trek enters the Sagarmatha (Everest) national park where you need to check your permits. After checking the permits the trail steep rocky descend to large farm aftermath cross bridge at Dudh Kosi and follow the west banks. Just short distance up the river is Jorsale (2830m). The trail follows the river for a while, then re-crosses the Dudh Koshi along the river bank and after short ups and downs, makes a steep climb near the confluence of the two rivers (Bhote Koshi & Dush Koshi) then little climb and re-crosses bridge at Dudh Koshi after that the trail follows steeply ascent towards the Namche Bazaar(3440 m). One hour before arrive Namche Bazaar from where we may see the Mt. Everest (8848 m), Lhotse (8516 m) and Nuptse (7879m) first time in your life. Namache bazaar is gate way to khambu. Namche is the main trading village in the Khumbu region and holds a busy Saturday market. There is set a meeting place for the Hindu traders from the lowlands and the Tibetan yak caravans that have reached there by crossing the glaciated Nangpa La pass. Overnight at teahouse.
Acclimatization is most important before heading higher. Most off the trekker’s acclimatization at Namche on their trek schedule. Today you may excursion either Thame village or viewpoint as your wish but better to consult with your guide regarding the day trip earlier night. If you prefer to Thame it takes approximately 7/8 hours walking both way go and return to Namche. it is popular for visiting Thame monastery but most of the trekker’s choose the easy option just to go Viewpoint in the stand point of splendid view of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest (8848), Lhotse (8516m), Lhotse shar (8382m), Nuptse (7879m), peak- 38(7591m), Ama dablam (6856m), Thamserku (6623m), Kangtega (6783m), Kusum kangaru (6367), Cholaste (6335m), Tabuche peak (6495m), Khumbi La (5765m) and Kwangde Ri (6011m) etc. overnight at teahouse.
Today the trail at first slightly climb up for a while up to the Chor camp at Namche Bazzar then continue easy level walk to kyangjuma 3550m. Along the way from chor camp at Namche bazaar to kyangjuma you may enjoy incredible view of Mt. Everest (8848), Lhotse (8516m), Lhotse shar (8382m), Nuptse (7879m), peak- 38(7591m), Ama dablam (6856m), Thamserku (6623m), Kangtega (6783m), Kusum kangaru (6367), Cholaste (6335m), Tabuche peak (6495m), Khumbi La (5765m) and Kwangde Ri (6011m). From kyangjuma the trail follows for a while easy level walk through Rhododendron forest to sanasa .There is three way directions from where one way right hand side leads to the direct Everest base camp trek and another way up ward left hand side leads to the Gokyo valley trek. From here the trail steep climb up approximately one and half hour to reach at Mongla danda (3978m) where there are a few teahouse and a chorten so you may rest here for a while and enjoy magnificent view of Mt. Ama dablam including numerous mountains. The trail from Mongla danda descends in steep bends trail to Phortse thanga (3680m). From Phortse thanga you will meet two trails one higher route left hand side lead to Gokyo valley trek and lower trail right hand side lead to Phortse village. From after Phortse Thanga the trail climbs steeply through rhododendron and junipers forests then after small part level walks before to reach at Dole (4090m). Overnight at teahouse.
Today trek from Dole to Machhermo you will climb gradually along the side of the valley, where the small and thorny bushes give way to scrub juniper as the altitude increases. The trail passes many summer settlements, which are used when yaks are taken to these pastures to graze in the summer months. Ahead of you are excellent views of Cho Oyu (8201 m) while back down the valley are the peaks of Kantega (6783 m) and Thamserku (6623 m). You are walking through Lhabarma (4330 m), Luza (4340 m) and finally reach at Machhermo (4410 m) overnight at teahouse
Today trek from Machhermo to Gokyo the trail climbs a ridge for an excellent view both down valley to Kangtega and up towards to Cho-Oyu (8201 m). Beyond the ridge, the valley widens as the trail passes through Pangka at 4390 m then descends to the river bank before beginning the climb onto the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier. It is a steep climb up the moraine, switch backing alongside the stream to the first small lake Longponga (4650 m) where a family of Brahmin ducks has resided for many years. After first lake the trail now becomes almost level as it follows the valley past a second lake known as Taujung (4710 m) and continue trek to Gokyo Lake (4750 m). Overnight at Teahouse
Today day hike to north of Gokyo for vast distances with little gain in altitude. About 2 hours walking from Gokyo you reach at fourth lake known as Thonak Tsho (4840 m) and continue follow the trail leading up to the next lake fifth lake known as Ngozumpa Tso (4980 m). On the edge of the moraine to the east of the lake there is a small hill festooned with prayer flags from where you will see the beautiful views of Mt. Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Ngozumpa glacier, Everest, Nuptse Lhotse and Makalu etc. After enjoying with nature beauty then return all the downhill to Gokyo (4750 m). Overnight at teahouse
Today is quite long day to walk to Lungdhen over the Renjo La Pass (5360 m), After take a breakfast early in morning at Gokyo then we heading towards the lake back and climb up to the top of the Renjo La (5360 m). Today you enjoy the magnificent views of Mt. Cho Oyu (8201 m) Mt. Everest (8848), Lhotse (8516 m), Nuptse (7879 m), Makalu (8481 m), Cholaste (6335 m), Tabuche peak (6495 m) and Gychung Kang (7922 m) etc. After Top of renjo La trek continues down the west side of the pass, descending all the way down to Lungdhen at (4380 m), here is available basic teahouse facilities. Overnight at teahouse
Today is easy walk to Thame (3800 m). You are gradually descends to Marulung (4210 m) after that little walk then cross the bridge in Bhotekoshi river, continue trek through descends and ascends trail and reach at Taranga. After Taranga continue trek down hill to Thame (3800m). You can visit Thame monastery and look around. Overnight at teahouse
Today trek trail first descends to Bhote Koshi valley after that level and some gradually descends walk to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) After Namche the trail descend to Larja dobhan (confluence of two rivers) though the pine forests before you reach at Larja Dobhan you may get last opportunity to see Mt. Everest and Lhotse. After cross the bridge at Larja Dobhan the trail descends for while and then walk along the Dudh Koshi River. Re-cross the Dudh Koshi continue level walk to Jorsale. Beyond the Jorsale the trail leads a bit ascend after that re-crosses the suspension bridge then short steep climb to Monjo (2835m) overnight at teahouse.
From Monjo the trail leads descends for a while and cross Dudh kosi over the suspension bridge then short easy level walk to Benkar. After Benker the trail follows a bit up and down and level walk along the Dush kosi valley then after re-crossing the suspension bridge you reach at Phakding (2610m). Beyond Phakding the trail follows a short descends continue level walk for a while then short steep climb up passes several Buddhist setups at Ghat village. Aftermath short steep climb up to Thado kosi and a bit descends re-cross the small bridge then climb up a short distance after that finally you re-crosses last long suspension bridge of your trek. The trail after the long suspension bridge follows the up wards route as far as Chablung, then turns off towards Lukla. The broad trail at Chablung leading uphill to the left hand side climbs steadily past a few (bhattis) local inn and houses. From there the trail follows through scrub forest above the school and houses of Chaurikharka village then final climb up of your trek about half and hour reach lukla Tamang tole where a new settlement with houses and Bhattis then short distance walk to approach to Hotel close by Lukla airport. Overnight at teahouse.
In the morning, we take the tiny aircraft to flight from Lukla to Kathmandu which is very interesting scenery flight journey on the earth. After arrival in Kathmandu airport we drive you to hotel.
After breakfast, tour guide will take to you for full day sightseeing in historical monuments sightseeing places including Boudhanath (biggest Buddhist stupa), Pashupatinath temple (A biggest Hindu temple) & Bhaktapur durbar square then drive back to Hotel.
Today, you have leisure day for relax or shopping in Kathmandu so you can do your own activities by yourself or consult with company to arrange extra activities. Overnight at hotel
After breakfast, End of our services with departure transfer to the Kathmandu airport to board flight for your onward destination
1. Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
2. Licensed and trained trekking guides,
3. potters for carrying goods and supplies,
4. Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) basis during the trek
5. 3 Nights Accommodation in the 3/4/5 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed
& Breakfast) & Other Destination Based on Trekking Area.
6. All accommodation during the trek.
7. All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
8. Transportation to and from trail head.
9. All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
10. National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Insurance, and equipment for the staffs.
11. Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
12. Trekking staffs wages etc.
13. 1 hr. trekker massage after your trek.
14. Welcome and Fare well dinner in a Nepali Cultural Dance restaurant in Kathmandu.
15. Trekking Duffle Bag
16. Trekking Staff Insurance of $10,000 Per Person.
17. Trekking Map, T-shirt, and Trekking certificate.
18. Exclusive of Medical Kit Bag
19. All Government and local Taxes
20. International Flight ticket re-confirmation.
21. Meals will be Start when your Trek starts.
1. International Airfares,
2. Travel/Trekking Insurance,
3. Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and hand bag more than 5 kg in
4. Visa fees.
5. Airport Departure Taxes.
6. Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
7. Tips for The staffs.
8. Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
9. Meals during stay in the Kathmandu and Pokhara.
10. Domestic Ticket Etc.
11. Extra Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek lies in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal and is part of the Sagarmatha National Park. You need to cross over one of the high passes known as Renjo La on this trip.
The region is home to Sherpa, Rai, Gurung, and other ethnic communities. These people are living in harmony. They have friendly personalities with helpful nature.
People from these communities have opened tea houses and lodges on these routes. They offer you comfy and hygienic hospitality. They always are all smiles on their faces and are welcoming.
The Renjo La Pass is the highest destination on this trek that offers an incredible vista of the Everest range. This point also gives a great view of the Gokyo lakes with snowy peaks on the backdrop.
The pass was once a trade route to Tibet when Sherpa people walked through these routes to cross Nangpa La and reach Tibet. The Gokyo and Renjo La Pass Trek have been the best alternative for Everest Base Camp Trek.
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