Gokyo Lake and Renjo-la Pass Trek

Duration: 14 Days   |   Based on 1 Review
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Guest House + Tea house
  • Group Size: 1-10
  • Max Elevation: 5360m

The Gokyo Lakes over Renjo la pass are spectacularly beautiful. The panoramic view over the turquoise lakes with 8,000m-plus peaks in the background is a pretty unforgettable experience!

Gokyo Lake and Renjo-la pass Trekking is a most captivation world-famous trek in Khumbu region allowing you to fully explore the cultural heritage of legendary Sherpa people and natural wonders and challenges of Everest region trek.

The trail goes through Dudh Koshi river and passes several picturesque Sherpa villages including Namche Bazaar and Thame. Thame is where Sherpa people originated from and is home to Thame Monastery. The crossing of Renjo La pass (5,388m), one of the three highest Himalayan passes in Everest region, is a daring adventure feat itself. But you will be rewarded with a visit to the gorgeous Gokyo Lakes, beautiful view of longest Ngozumpa Glacier and dramatic mountain landscape unlike anywhere on earth. The view of Mountain and terrain from Renjola and Gokyo Ri are the most specctular than any where else.

You will also climb the Gokyo Ri (5315m) to get an up-close ad majestic views of Everest (8848m), Makalu (8468m), Lhotse (8416m), Cho Oyu (8201m). The view of the tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang is one of the most dramatic eyesight in the Khumbu region. If you are interested and having few days more to conquere Everest base camp then follow the Chola pass and trek to Lobuche and Gorekshep to ccomplete your dream trip.

Highlights

  • Scenic Mountain flights to and from Lukla
  • Visit Namche Bazaar and Thame monastery
  • Cross Renjola pass and Climb Gokyo Ri the best scenic view point
  • Enjoy splendid views of Gokyo Lakes and Ngozumpa glacier
  • Breathtaking views of Everest, Cho oyu, Makalu, Lhotse, Amadablam, Thamserku etc.
  • Experience Sherpa culture and cuisine

Outline Itinerary

Open All Days Close All Days
Day 01: Arrival and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu

upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, Our airport representative will meet you and coordinate transfer to Hotel. Rest of the time is free

  • BLD
  • Hotel

Morning fly to Lukla and begins the trek through the Tamang and Sherpa village. Lukla is mostly inhabited by Sherpa tribes. The trail goes gradually flat to Phakding. 

  • BLD
  • Guest House
  • 2620m

You are approaching to the Himalaya closely. Viewing all mountain and pine forest and following the yak take you to Namche Bazar. On the way you will have the first encounter of Mt. Everest, Amadablem, Themserku and many more

  • BLD
  • Guest House
  • 3440m

Optional hike to (Everest view hotel in Syangboche) or Khumjung Monastery This monastery is famous for Yeti Skull, Everest view Hotel, Hillary School and its surroundings. Over night at Guest house. 

  • BLD
  • Guest House
  • 3440m

Thame is the north direction of Namche. Thame is the world famous legendary Sherpa village. The village has ancient Monastery and offer Pooja daily for good health and success of the mountaineering and high pass trekking

  • BLD
  • Guest House
  • 3800m

We still have to follow the Trans Himalayan trade route to Tibet. The valley is most windy and tea house are not well build for the trekkers. We stay in the small tea house for our cold night and nest day long way up hill to Renjo-la. 

  • BLD
  • Tea House
  • 4380m

 Walking all the way uphill to Renjo-la top, amazing view of Ngozumpa-largest glacier in Nepal Himalaya and view from ridge above Gokyo Everest, Cho yuo, Makalu and Lhotse are visible at once. Probable the best panorama you can see from Renjo-la top. Trek to Gokyo lake and over night.

  • BLD
  • Tent

 Walk to Gokyo Ri (5316m)-Ngozumpa-largest glacier in Nepal Himalaya and view from ridge above Gokyo Everest, Cho yuo, Makalu and Lhotse are visible at once. The view of the tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang is one of the most dramatic in Khumbu region. Optional hike up to Cho Oyu base camp or fifth lake for mountain and glacier walk.

  • BLD
  • Tent

 As the path is descending and with facing the Thamserku and Kusun Khangkru Mountains, the valley, many herbs and sorbs vegetation are seen along the way feels more easy to breathe. Overnight at Guest house.

  • BLD
  • Guest House
  • 4200m

Even though heading down hill, lot of ups and downhill make tired very quickly than you thought. Phortse to Maha Danda will be the tough uphill for everybody. Visit Khumjung village, Hospital, Hillary School, Old Monastery where you can see the skull of Yeti. Trek 1.5 hrs to Lamche for overnight at Guest House.

  • BLD
  • Guest House
  • 3440m

The path is gradually down which will takes about 2hrs to Namche. Along the way you will see many mountain goats, birds, different kinds of flowers Mani wall and prayer flag. We are trekking down to Lukla to catch your nest day flight back to Kathmandu. Mostly flights leave in the morning for good visibility. Over night at Guest house. 

  • BLD
  • Guest House

Morning fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day is free, You may do your things

  • BLD
  • Hotel

Of course, your trip to Nepal won’t be completed without visiting the historical and cultural heritage sights of Nepal. So, we provide you the Guided sightseeing tour to Pashupati, Boudhanath, Monkey Temple. And free time. Evening, farewell dinner at Nepali typical restaurant with cultural show. 

  • BLD
  • Hotel
  • Breakfast

What's included

  • Sagarmatha National park Entry Permit.
  • Kathmandu- Lukla-Kathmandu regular flight ticket
  • Experienced English Speaking Sherpa Guide with equipment.
  • Two Night Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast twin sharing.
  • 11-night Guesthouse accommodation (twin sharing) in the Mountain with full board meals.
  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • All the food and lodging and salary of guide
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • Insurance of Nepalese Staff.
  • 1-Farewell dinner in Nepalese typical restaurant
  • All Gov't tax and VAT
  • Nepalese visa fee, Visa can be obtained on your upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Visa cost 25 USD, 40 USD, 100 USD for 15, 30 and 90 days respectively
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • 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 Tickets
  • 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)

Price & Dates

Trip Dates Availability Price  
25 Oct, 2020 - 07 Nov, 2020 Guaranteed 1255 USD
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Useful Info

Gokyo Lake and Renjola Pass Trek

This trip starts in Kathmandu on Day 1 at 5-8 pm. This allows time for group information.

Due to the demands of traveling at high altitudes, a Passenger Self Assessment Form is required for this trip. You will be trekking on hilly terrain, generally on well-defined paths, walking between 3-7 hours per day, on average about 5 hours a day. Altitude may exceed 5545 meters.

A Single Supplement to have your own room is available on this trip and is applicable only to nights spent in Kathmandu.

In case of weather conditions leading to cancellations or delays in flights, this trip will operate on an alternate itinerary. Please see Day 1 of the itinerary for more details.

You must bring an emergency fund of 500 USD in cash with you on this trip, which you may need to use in case of delayed or canceled flights.

We advise allowing a few extra days in Kathmandu at the end of your trip should your return flights from Lukla be delayed due to weather conditions.

The minimum age for this trip is 12 yrs at the time of travel.

Please note that while we try to assist all our clients in achieving their goals, there may be times your leader makes the decision to either delay or stop your ascent based on your medical conditions and AMS symptom.

Passport and Visa:

All the traveler should have a 6-month validity passport. Visa can obtain on your upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Visa cost 30 USD, 50 USD, 125 USD for 15, 30 and 90 days respectively.

Medical and health information:

All travelers need to be good physical health in order to participate in this trip. Before buying this trip please read the details itinerary carefully.

You should consult your doctor for up to date for your Medical travel information or any necessary vaccination before departure. We suggest you to bring your personal medical kid.

Accommodation while on the Gokyo Lake and Renjola Pass trekking:

Accommodation at the local lodge known as Guesthouse is simple but comfortable. Toilet and washing facility are shared. In the guesthouse, travelers are provided twin sharing room with twin beds, mattress, and pillow. In high season (March to May) and September to November) in places there are few numbers of guesthouse so sometime travelers may do dormitories. In some places, guest house depends on solar power. Remote regions, the guest house does not have a toilet and running water can mean just a hole in the ground. Hot shower facility is available in some guesthouse for a price but occasionally hot shower means a bucket of hot water which is enough to wash your body. Electricity and Wi-Fi are available in some place for an additional cost.
 

Transport:

By Land: Kathmandu International Airport is the only International airport in Nepal. Since April 2019 remain closed due to repairs runway. So we provide the transport to Ramechhap (Manthali) airport for your Lukla flight.

By Air: Ramechhap to Lukla flights are unusually delayed due to the poor weather condition. All travelers are suggested to have a few backup days in the end to catch your International flight. If the flights keep canceling then you have the option to take a charter Heli flight and that will cost about 500 USD per person in sharing basis. This also depends on the number of people. So make sure you have prepared your emergency fund just for in case. All the domestic flight has a strict weight limit. 10Kg of your baggage and 5Kg hand luggage are included in your tickets. Excess baggage will be charged at your own expenses.

Phone and Internet services:

Most of the hotel in Kathmandu offer free Wi-Fi with excellent connection. While trekking Wi-Fi may be available in the teahouse for a small cost. The higher you go the more use of Wi-Fi and the internet will cost and likely the shower the speed. Remember your room may not have the electrical outlet. You have to share in the dining hall for your recharge.

Safety: Nepal is safe to travel destination in the world. Just to be sure travelers are suggested to have their neck belt money wallet while traveling, for the safe keeping of your money, passport, and some valuable items. During your trip, you will have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure.

Altitude sickness: Altitude sickness is a hazard, including on the Annapurna, Langtang and Everest Base Camp treks and more. Please make sure you familiarize yourself with signs and symptoms before you leave and observe your own health during your trek.

Altitude sickness is a life-threatening fetal disease. Higher than 2,500m are at a risk of altitude sickness even though who are physically fit. It is important to be aware of these symptoms you may encounter.
Periods of sleeplessness, Occasional loss of appetite, Vivid, wild dreams at around 2,500-3,800m in altitude, Unexpected momentary shortness of breath day and night, Periodic breathing that wakes you occasionally, Blocked nose, Dry cough, Mild headache, and Vomiting …

If you are feeling nauseous, dizzy or experience other symptoms please share with your group and guide for the necessary evacuation.

Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is compulsory for our Gokyo Lake and Renjola PassTrek. Make confident your insurance covers you for your planned activities, including travel and trekking above 3000m if this is included on your itinerary, mountain rescue services, and helicopter evacuation costs.

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