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Gokyo and Renjo La Pass Trek

Duration 14 days
Max-Altitude 5,360m | 17,585ft
Transportation Flight
Grade Moderate
Accommodation 3 * category hotel in kathmandu and Teahouse During Trek
Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu and All meals during the trek
Best Season March, April, May, September, October, November
Communication Avialable
Group Size 2+

Renjo La Pass Trek is one of the best famous adventurous treks in the Everest Region  Trek, of Nepal. Trek to Renjo La passes for those trekkers who have limited time to discover the most beautiful challenging natural spots of Nepal.

15 days Renjo La pass trek itinerary help you to do this adventure trekking as much as possible make it wonderful Nepal holiday. Set among the breathtaking high mountain surroundings, the route goes through the Khumbu. Khumbu is the heartland of the Sherpa which is one of the major attractions of Renjo La pass trek. We can explore the lush valleys, high snow passes, Tibetan Sherpa culture and their warm hospitality on the way.

This trek can begin after clear the domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Then the trip leads you through the small Sherpa valley Phakding; then Namche Bazaar which is the main local market in this region. On the route of this trek, we can see wildflowers such as patches of birch and thick rhododendron forest it is a home for Khumbu wild animals.

During Renjo la pass trek, experience trek guide and helpful porter take you to Dole, Luza and Machhermo through small Yak- grazing settlements; we finally reach to the beautiful Gokyo Lake. We will have enough time to explore around monasteries and the upper valley beneath the huge of Cho Oyu.

Before departure this trek from Kathmandu, we need to check the list of trek equipment which helps us climb up to Gokyo Ri (5,360m) for the fantastic views of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Lhotse (5,816m), Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m) , Nuptse (7,855m), Mt. Pumori (7,145m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,856m), Mt. Thamserku (6,723m) and other mountain peaks.

Next day,  make the uphill trek and cross the Renjo La. From the top, there is a great view of the  Gokyo lakes on one side and the Remo Pokhari Lake on the other side. There are numerous snowy peaks in the background which provide us with an incredible atmosphere. This treks also undoubtedly combines our emotions and refresh our thoughts with its tranquil beauty.

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu valley Sightseeing and Trek preparation

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft)

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft):

Day 05: Namche Bazaar for Acclimatization (3,438m/11,280 ft):

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole (4200m)

Day 07: Trek from Dole to Machhermo (4470 m)

Day 08: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo (4790m)

Day 09: Rest day at Gokyo and Climb Gokyo Ri (5357m)

Day 10: Trek from Gokyo Renjo Pass  to Thame (3800m)

Day 11: Trekking from Thame to Namche Bazar

Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla(1350m)

Day 13: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 14: Departure Day

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu Airport(1,350m/4,428ft)
One of our representatives will be waiting for you outside the terminal gate holding your name then you will be transferred to the hotel.

Day 02: Full day of sightseeing of Kathmandu valley(1350)
After having breakfast at hotel in the morning, we take you for Full day sightseeing to World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley and your tour includes a tour of Patan Durbar Square, Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple and Bauddhanath Stupa.
Included Meals: Breakfast  

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft)4 hr
You will have early breakfast at hotel and drive to Kathmandu airport for the 35 minutes scenic flight to the small mountain airport at Lukla, after reaching, our guide will introduce with the porters, then start trekking following mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi river, it is easy trekking and takes about four hours to reach Phakding, check in to the lodge.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner  

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft)
After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek and continue trekking following the Dudh Koshi River and crossing it many times, we enter to the park in Jorsale where we will stop for lunch and again we continue the trekking, after few hours walking Namche Bazar will appears ahead as we travel along the path surrounded by pine forest, pass the plateau where the Saturday bazaar is held and enter the village, check into the lodge and overnight at Lodge.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 05: Namche Bazaar for Acclimatization ( 3,438m/11,280 ft)
The Namche Bazaar is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops, and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook and It is the best to place to spend a rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off towards Renjo La pass Trek and for the acclimatization, we can walk up to Khumjung village through Everest view hotel in Syangbuche from where we will be able to see the beautiful view of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest and return to Namche.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner 

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole (4200m) 5hr
After having breakfast at lodge, we continue trekking to Dole by following the same route to Base camp until Sanasa then trail ascends up to Mongla (4000m.) from where you will see panoramic views of various mountains, you trek steeply descend passing through Phortse Tenga and from there, the trail climbs steeply to Dole, through rhododendron and birch forest festooned with hanging mosses and lichens, check in to the lodge.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner  

Day 07: Trek from Dole to Machhermo (4470m)5hr
After having breakfast at lodge, we start trek and you will climb steadily 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 us are excellent views of Cho Oyu, while back down the valley are the peaks of Kantega and Thamserku.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner 

Day 08: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo(4790m)5hr
After having breakfast at lodge, we start trekking and today, we head for the lakes at Gokyo valley, we follow a very scenic path to Pangka and then descend slightly, following one of the melt-water Rivers which flow down the west side of the Ngozumpa Glacier, we climb a steep rocky inclined into the valley by the side of the glacier, passing the first of the holy lakes, we soon arrive at the second lake, crossing the path which heads across the glacier to Cho La (5420m.), the third lake is known as Dudh Pokhari will appear and on its eastern shore is the settlement of Gokyo, walking by the side of the lake, we will arrive at Gokyo.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner  

Day 09: Rest day at Gokyo and Climb Gokyo Ri(5357m)4hr
Gokyo is a trade center where the Sherpa people run lodges to provide the best services to the trekkers, and situated by the side of Ngozumpa glacier, the biggest glacier of Nepal. Today, we will walk around the lake and will climb the Gokyo Ri peak to have the sunrise views and excellent views of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner 

Day 10: Trek from Gokyo Renjo Pass Thame(5345m)7- 9hr
Early morning after breakfast, we will climb Renjo la pass, this is a truly amazing high pass in Everest region and is getting even more popular by the day, after about 3 hours, we gain the Renjo La where a dazzling vista awaits, The Everest itself, Lhotse, Cholatse, and Taboche can be seen gleaming in the sunshine, Views from Renjo La are much like that from Gokyo Ri with third Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Village beneath the gray smear of Ngozumpa Glacier. Continuing on from the past, the trail winds down a stone staircase, the presence of ice on the trail while descending down can make our descent a bit hazardous. Along the way, we see Relama Tsho and Renjo Lake. However, we walk down through a narrow valley clogged with giant boulders to Lumde where there is a support Lodge but it can be closed often, we have lunch there and trek down to Thame.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner  

Day 11: Trekking from Thame to Namche Bazaar(3,438m/11,280 ft) 4hr
After having breakfast at lodge, we continue our trekking following the flat route and descending to first resting place Thamo after heading towards to Namche bazaar, We climb down after crossing a bridge after which we eventually reach Same, The place offers breathtaking view, The path steeply descends down to Thamo village which hosts a monastery called Khari Gompa which is a nunnery being home to some nuns and monks, after passing through a check post, we come to the world’s highest hydroelectric power station built with Austrian help.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner 

Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (5 – 6hr) 2886m
Today is the last day of your trekking, too. The hike is really cool & easy, except for a few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote-Koshi River crossing it three times, the last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner  

Day 13: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu( 1hr  1350m)
Subject to all-clear weather which could sometimes go haywire in this part of the region, we will take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. The rest of your time is free to do your own things. You could maybe do some shopping to buy some souvenirs for the loved ones at home.
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 14: Final departure:
Our driver will take you to the international airport for your final departure to an onward destination.
Included Meals: Breakfast

Cost Included

  • Airport pickups and drops by private vehicle
  • 3-star Catagory  hotel  in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation  including Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner  during the trek
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • City tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trekking guide.
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation
  • Himalayan Sanctuary Adventure Duffel Bag
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excluded

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Entrance Fee for Sightseeing
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

 The Following information will give you some idea about what you need o bring for the trek as the backpack and the gear play vital role for the successful trip and we suggest you to have all the necessary gear for the trip and not to have unnecessary equipment/things that you will not be using for the trip and list of the gear you need for the trek are as Below:

1. Trekking equipment

  • Four seasons Sleeping bag 
  • Daypack for yourself
  • A down Jacket
  • Shade hat
  • Warm wool hat to cover your ears
  • A pair of lightweight warm gloves.
  • T-shirts 2- 3 pieces
  • Lightweight thermal tops.
  • Fleece jacket.
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
  • A pair’s nylon hiking shorts quick drying one
  • Underwear
  • Two pairs of lightweight long underwear.
  • Two pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts
  • Four pairs of liner warm socks
  • A pair of light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots.
  • A pair light trekking shoes for camp/lodges
  • A pair sandal (Optional)

2. Medicines and First Aid Kits

  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches.
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
  • Immodium or Pepto Bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
  • Diamox 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness.
  • 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as moleskin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc.

3. Miscellaneous but Important

  • Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  • Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
  • Sun’s cream with SPF 40 is recommended
  • Pocket knife.
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toiletry kit and be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.
  1. What kind of hotel and Accommodation on Renjo la pass trek ?
    We provide you 2-star Category standard hotel in Kathmandu and Lodge/Teahouse during the Trekking and the rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets, A few have electric lights and all have a spacious dining room-lounge on lodges during the trek, we will accommodate group in local lodge available each day. We send a porter ahead of us to book the required number of rooms for the group (rooms cannot be booked in advance in all places).
  2. What is the Facility of Electricity and battery charges on the trek  ?
    There are electricity available in some of the villages where you can recharges your camera batteries while on Ren jo la pass trek and there is solar power in some villages we trek through and you can recharge your batteries in those places as well if they have enough power and we suggest you to have spare batteries as well and you will have to pay some for recharging batteries. 
  3. What about the Meals and drinks on Ren jo la pass trek:
    The meals are included in our trek price and they are taken in lodges; we will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge where we stay overnights and our will guide will choose and stop for lunch on available place every day and we recommend you to bring water purification pills since you will have normal water for free, then you can have the normal water and use the medicine and drink however you have options of buying bottled water or boiled water in every place as well.
  4. What Luggage/Bag pack do i need on Ren jo la pass trek  ?
    Your main luggage will be carried by porters on the trek and you simply carry a day pack with a water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, and etc, during the trek, as small loads allow you for full enjoyment of the trek. A trek bag is ideal for your main luggage, plus a small lockable bag for travel clothes or anything that you do not need during trek which you can leave at the hotel’s locker room/safe deposit box in Kathmandu for free of charge. Weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15 Kg including your handbag; excess weight is chargeable at USD 1 or more which is extra on our tour cost.
  5. What about the Guide/Porter on the trek:
    Himalayan Sanctuary Adventure will provide trained trekking guide (handles the logistics and guides you and your team on the trek) and porters for the trek, A porter for each 2 trekkers and a porter carry about 20 Kg (10 Kg form each trekker) and if there are more than 10 people in the group then we will provide you additional guide for the group.
  6. What about the Group Size, guide and crew member: 
    We organize Everest Cho la pass Trek for single people to maximum 14 people at once or even if you have more than 14 people then we can split the group into two or more groups (according to the number of trekkers) however you all can walk together and stay at same guest house and there are only different guide, and there are 1 guide up to 10 people and 2 guides for 11-14 people and a porter for each 2 trekkers.  
  7. What is approximate Personal expenses During  the trek:
    Personal expenses depend largely on your habit and all the meals are included on our Renjo la pass trek, You only need money for table drinks (alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages), snacks while walking (some smaller shops are available along the trail in the areas), tips, souvenirs, hot shower (available in some places), and meals ( A meal cost 5-7USD in Kathmandu) for your Kathmandu stay, entrance fees ( approx: 25USD) while your tour in Kathmandu, if you do not drink alcohol and sopping then 12 – 15 USD per day should be enough for the hot drinks, shower and snacks on trek and Tips are appreciated by your support team after the trek.
  8. Gears available in Kathmandu:
    It’s not necessary to spend a lot of money buying equipment for the Renjola pass trek in your country as the majority of these gears can be bought at reasonable rates in Kathmandu.  
  9. A typical day on the trek:
    Each morning on our Renjo la pass trek, after packing your bags and having hot breakfast at the lodge, you set off on the day’s walk/hike/trek and after walking for 3-4 hours, you will stop for lunch at around midday. The afternoon’s walk is generally shorter and usually arrives at the destination in time for afternoon. The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village, doing a bit of washing or simply relaxing with a good book. 
  10. Insurance/Rescue/Evacuation:
    In case of a serious sickness or a casualty, while you are on Ren jo la pass trek (which we believe will not happen), we will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital to save your life (this has happened to us few times) and you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation/rescue, so, please make sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy before assigning for the trek or be prepared to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Ensure that you’ve insured yourself before doing the trip.
  11. Trip Extensions:
    Himalayan Sanctuary Adventure help to organize extensions both within Nepal and other neighboring countries like Bhutan and Tibet if you have time and want us to arrange your extensions tours, you may do water rafting or a jungle safari, Pokhara tour or Lumbini Tour in Nepal or Bhutan or Tibet.
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