Gokyo Lake and Renjo La Pass Trekking

    gokyo lake and renjola pass trekking
    Gokyo Lake and Renjo La Pass Trekking Highlights
    • Explore UNESCO World Heritage sights in Kathmandu valley with your professional guide 
    • Three star accommodation in Kathmandu and local tea houses in Trekking days 
    • Trekking with friendly, Helpful, experience guide and porter
    • About 35 minutes scenic and adventure flight to and from Lukla 
    • See stunning Himalayas views of Everest region  
    • Direct touch with typical peoples, their cultures and customs
    • Renjola Pass (5,345m), Gokyo Lake (4,790m), Climb Gokyo Ri (5,357m)

    A less crowded and scenic route, Gokyo LakeandRenjo La Pass trekking is for adventure lovers. We trek through remote areas of the Everest region via Namche and Thame. Stunning Mountain View from Renjo La top, Climb to Gokyo Ri and walk to Fifth Lake (Base camp of Chu Oyu) is the experience of high mountains and glaciers. Spend memorial time at high land with the view of mountains surrounding and fresh Lakes at high altitudes. Trek includes Big Sherpa villages, their cultures, scenic land escape, old monasteries, dense forest, and Panoramic of over 8000-meter mountains including Mount Everest 8,848).  Our 14 days itinerary includes Renjo-La and Gokyo Lake. Trek itinerary can include Chola Pass, Kongma La Pass, Everest Base Camp, and a climbing program over the mountain peaks of the Khumbu region.

    14 daysGokyo Lake and Renjo La Pass Trekking itinerary is including enough preparation time and sightseeing at the heritage sights of Kathmandu. Take a scenic 35 minutes flight to Lukla (Hillary Airport) on your third day. We wait a while until our porter tie-up your bags to carry. We then trek and reach Phakding village the same day. A guide from Nepal Highland Treks chooses the best available accommodation and arranges food. The next destination, Namche Bazaar is probably the biggest Sherpa town in the Everest Region. Numerous hotels, Guest houses, restaurants, bakeries, and trekking shops are here in service. One day of acclimatization at Namche and hiking to Everest view hotel help you to acclimatize your body in altitude. The next day, we leave the main trekking trail to Everest Base Camp and take another trail toward Thame village. Walking to Thame is via a good trail with some small tea houses on the way. Stay here in a local tea house. Most of the tea house owners here are Everest summiteers.  

    Way to Lungdhen village from Thame is an almost remote area of the region. As we walk and reach an altitude, the land starts to be less vegetation. There are only a few and basic tea houses at Lungdhen where we spend a night. It can be a hard and long day from here to reach Renjo La and to Gokyo Lake. The main day of exiting and reaching another world. Waking in between a big valley and the Himalayas. The trail is not seriously uphill all the time except at the beginning and near Renjo's top. A magnificent view of the Himalayas and Gokyo Valley from Renjo La will make you all tired of previous walking. We might find ice, and slippery land to get down Gokyo from the pass. Gokyo has several tea houses with very warm decorative restaurant dining able to get good food. The third lake of Gokyo called Dudh Kunda is the main and big lake around Gokyo village. We spend here another day exploring the fifth lake and climbing Gokyo Ri (5,357m). Gokyo Ri provides one of the best views of the Mountains and glaciers of the Everest region.

    Our trekking down to Lukla is from another way via Dole and Marchhemo village. Staying one night in between from Gokyo we reach Namche Bazar again. You will feel more crowded with trekkers over here. We have the option to trek a little further either to Manjo or to Phakding. After reaching at Lukla, take another 35 minutes flight to reach Kathmandu again. Throughout the entire trip, our friendly and experienced trekking guide gives you more information about local peoples, cultures, and mountains. You also have the option to trek within short days or make longer days trekking to get experience of trekking in the Everest region. Our expert team is always ready to provide you best itinerary as per your interest.     

    Gokyo Lake and Renjo La Pass Trekking Itinerary
    • Day 01:Arrival at TIA airport of Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel and Overnight 1350m
    • Day 02:Day in Kathmandu. Sightseeing and trip preparation. overnight at Hotel
    • Day 03:Fly to Lukla (2,860m) and trek to Phakding (2,652m) 3/4 hours. Overnight at tea house
    • Day 04:Trek Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,440m) 6/7 Hours. Overnight at tea house
    • Day 05:Acclimatization at Namche. Hike to Everest view hotel (3,880m) and back to Namche for overnight
    • Day 06:Trek Namche to Thame (3,800m) 5/6 hours. Overnight at tea house
    • Day 07:Trek Thame to Lungdhen (4,380m) 6/7 hours. Overnight at tea house
    • Day 08:Trek Lungdhen to Gokyo Lake (4,780m) 7/8 Hours via Renjo La Pass (5,360m). Overnight at tea house
    • Day 09:Climb Gokyo Ri (5,357m) and walking to Fifth Lake. Overnight at Tea house
    • Day 10:Trek Gokyo to Dole. (4,200m) 5/6 Hours. Overnight at tea house
    • Day 11:Trek back to Namche. Overnight at tea house
    • Day 12:Trek Namche to Lukla (2860m) 6/7 Hours. Overnight at tea house
    • Day 13:Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. Rest
    • Day 14:Departure and farewell friends
    • Day 01:Arrival at TIA airport of Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel and Overnight 1350m

      Representative from Nepal Highland Treks pick up you from International airport and transfer to Hotel. If you get time, we will discuss about your trip and check your trekking gears. Overnight at Hotel 

    • Day 02:Day in Kathmandu. Sightseeing and trip preparation. overnight at Hotel

      After your breakfast in Hotel, our tour guide will lead you to sightseeing at UNESCO heritage sites of Kathmandu valley. Bhaktapur Durbar Squire (Old King palace with arts and architecture), Bauddhanath Stupa (Biggest Buddhist Stupa) and Pashupatinath temple (A biggest Hindu temple). Come back to hotel and final preparation of your trekking 

    • Day 03:Fly to Lukla (2,860m) and trek to Phakding (2,652m) 3/4 hours. Overnight at tea house

      Early in the morning we drive to domestic airport for your flight to Lukla. It is early morning flight about 35 minutes. Scenic flight with tiny aircraft takes off you at Hillary airport (Lukla). Introduce with your porter. After managing your luggage, start walking toward Phakding. The trail follows the bank of the Dudhkoshi River. Easy and flat walking takes only around 4 hours 

    • Day 04:Trek Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,440m) 6/7 Hours. Overnight at tea house

      After your breakfast start trekking to Namche Bazar (Biggest town in Everest region). We pass big suspension bring at the beginning. Than our trail become slightly up hills. Route is passing through alpine forest along with Dudhkoshi River. We also pass Benkar village, Monjo village and jorsalle on the way. After having our lunch, we start tough up hills walking and reach Namche.

    • Day 05:Acclimatization at Namche. Hike to Everest view hotel (3,880m) and back to Namche for overnight

      It is acclimatization day and we take hiking tour around. Hike to Everest view hotel and Khumjung village. Visit local monasteries and Hillary school. It is pleasant day to have your lunch at Khumjung village with front view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Amadablam and others. Come back to Namche. Walking around in Namche get more refresh

    • Day 06:Trek Namche to Thame (3,800m) 5/6 hours. Overnight at tea house

      walk is very peaceful since le trekkers are in this section with excellent views of the mountains as it winds in and out of the forest on the side of the canyon. The village is notably the hometown of Apa Sherpa who has made it to the summit of Everest 21 times. There several tea houses for overnight

    • Day 07:Trek Thame to Lungdhen (4,380m) 6/7 hours. Overnight at tea house

      Right at the beginning of this stage awaits you a short warm-up ascent to the ancient chortern above Thame. Trekking path almost hide big mountains as we enter to valley in between big hills. There are only three villages without any good tea houses. It could be also hard walking at the ens of walk because of less vegetation. 

    • Day 08:Trek Lungdhen to Gokyo Lake (4,780m) 7/8 Hours via Renjo La Pass (5,360m). Overnight at tea house

      We start quite earlier today with our packed lunch and enough drinking water. First trail start with serious ascend and reach at flat land big valley. Plesand walk at flat land reach at near Chola. One another serious ascend through loose rock reach finally at top of the pass. see the incredible view of Ngozumba glacier, Mount Everest, Chho-yo, Tabuche Cholatse, Makalu, Amadablam, Thamserku many etc then down to Gokyo lake. 

    • Day 09:Climb Gokyo Ri (5,357m) and walking to Fifth Lake. Overnight at Tea house

      Early in the morning steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri at an elevation of 5,357m. You get stunning views of the super Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, including the giants Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and Gychung Kang. Come back to lodge and have warm breakfast. Day hiking up to fifth Lake, Base camp of Choyo. Back to Lodge and overnight 

    • Day 10:Trek Gokyo to Dole. (4,200m) 5/6 Hours. Overnight at tea house

      The same way back to Dole from Gokiyo Ri. Pleasant walk with panoramic views of Himalayas in between beautiful Sherpa villages of Khumbu. After another walking reach second Lake of Gokyo named Taboche Tsho than continue trekking reach at first Lake of Gokyo valley named Longpongo.

    • Day 11:Trek back to Namche. Overnight at tea house

      Same way trekking back to Namche. Pleasant walking with Himalayan views and villages. we also can trek little further today to make your trekking time shorter for net day. Option to reach either to Jorsalle or Phakding. 

    • Day 12:Trek Namche to Lukla (2860m) 6/7 Hours. Overnight at tea house

      Today is quite long walking down and flat land. It is same way back as we crossed Jorsalle, Manjo, Benkar, Phakding and other small villages on the way. From Jorsalle we cross area of Everest National park. Enjoy your walking with several suspension bring over Dhudhkoshi river 

    • Day 13:Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. Rest

      Fly early in the morning from Lukla to Kathmandu. You can view Scenic Mountain and green hills from tiny flight. Drive from Kathmandu domestic airport and check in hotel. Nepal Highland Treks invite you to have together dinner in typical Nepali cultural restaurant. Share your experience of Everest Base camp trekking 

    • Day 14:Departure and farewell friends

      It is normally to be at International airport 3 hours before your flight time. It only takes 20 minutes drive to reach Airport from Thamel. We manage transportation for your final departure 

    Cost Details
    • Airport picks up and drops arrangement
    • Accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast
    • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with Guide, transpiration and entrance fees  
    • Everest Trekking permit and TIMS card
    • Flight ticket of Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu
    • Accommodation in tea house on twin sharing during trekking (Room with attached bathrooms are provided in Llukla, Namche and in Phakding)  
    • Three times foods during trekking (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) including tea and coffee  
    • An English speaking trekking guide and supporter (2 peoples = 1 supporter) with their foods, accommodation, insurance, equipment
    • Emergency rescue management
    • First Aid kit
    • One evening dinner at authentic Nepali cultural restaurant
    • Government taxes and official service charge
    • Lunch and dinner while at Kathmandu
    • Bar bills, soft drinks including drinking water
    • Hot shower, battery charge and internet at local tea houses
    • Personal equipment, personal insurance, medical expenses, emergency rescue
    • Nepal entry visa (USD 30 per person for a month multiple visa, USD 100 per person for 3 months multiple visa) you can get on arrival visa.
    • International air fair  
    • Extra activities mentioned than in our itinerary and cost including
    • Tipping to staffs 
    Price & Availability

    You can have your own date, if our departure date is not suitable for you. You do not need a group to join for this trip. we provide you professional and responsible trekking team to make your trip successful with memorable.  

    Useful Information

    Accommodation in the trip

    Our package is including 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu. It is 3 star category hotels with breakfast and twin sharing. Accommodation in entire trekking is in local tea houses (Local guest house) on twin sharing. You will get rooms with inside toilet in Lukla, Phakding and in Namche. Rest of the overnights are room without toilet inside. All the tea houses are providing common toilets outside your room. Gokyo trekking region may have over flow of trekkers in peak season, in that situation, you may share common room with other trekkers. It may happen in Lungdhen, and in Gokyo.   

    Foods in the trip

    Kathmandu has choices of restaurants to choose for your Lunch and Dinner. Breakfast is including in the package that is provided by same hotel you are staying. During your trekking, same tea houses you are going to stay provide you breakfast and Dinner. Lunch is on the way at suitable place. All the foods during trekking is including in the packages. Hotel and restaurants provide you international standard foods in entire trekking route of Renjola Pass and Gokyo Lake Trekking. It is suggest choosing vegetarian foods. Meats are not fresh in the region since it should carried from out the of the region.

    Guide and Porter during Gokyo Lake Trek

    Your guide to the Trekking is from Kathmandu. He is the one who will be our regular guide more responsible, friendly, and helpful English speaking. You will meet him in Kathmandu before starting your trek. Porters are from Lukla airport. Usually there will be 1 porter for every two trekkers. He is able to carry total 20 kilogram from you. Both guide and porters are fully equipped, insured and package including their foods, accommodation on the way. Trekking guides are those who can communicate with you and local peoples and having enough knowledge of local places, peoples, their cultures, know the trekking route and having knowledge of high altitude sickness.

    Drinking Water during Trekking

    Drinking water is extra cost from package. During the trek it is available bottled mineral water, boiled water fill in your own bottle from every tea houses or can use even normal water from Tap. Bottled mineral water is available in every guest houses, shops in entire Trekking. As you hike high altitude, cost of bottled mineral water and boil filtered water increase. Water from local taps can be also used as drinking water by purification with purification tablet and filter it yourself. Most of the trekkers are drinking bottled mineral water and boiled filtered water. Trekkers are using local tap water rarely.  

    Equipment list for Gykio Lake and Renjo-La Trek 

    You do not need to bring whole equipments from your home country. Good trekking equipments with reasonable cost are available in Kathmandu. We can suggest you to buy those after we check it in hotel before starting of trekking. Representative from Nepal Highland Treks or your guide can provide you good suggestion. Our itinerary has enough time to be prepared with your proper equipment. 
    Clothing List
    Round cap to protect from sun during sunny day
    Warm head cover cap
    Muff to cover mouth from heavy wind and cold
    2 pairs warm inner thermal and inner trouser
    1 pair warm outer trouser
    1 pair warm wind proof warm outer trouser
    One pair light and warm jacket or sweeter
    One pair down jacket
    One pair wind proof jacket
    2 pairs light shocks
    2 pair warm shocks
    1 pair light shoe or sandal
    1 pair warm water proof trekking shoes 
    2 pairs light trouser or half paint for walking during day and hot temperature
    3 to 4 pairs of light t-shirt
    Warm glove
    Rain coat (cover body and backpack)
    20 litter polar bag for trekking, carrying yourself (Trekking bag pack)
    Duffel bag or big polar bag to hand over with your goods to our Porter *
    Down Sleeping bag with its Inner *     (* = Nepal Highland Treks provide in returnable based)

    Other accessories
    Head lamp with enough battery
    Camera and its battery
    Battery charger
    Trekking stick
    Phone and charger
    lip care
    Sun cream
    Toilet papers
    Hand wash lotion
    Thoth brush add paste
    Washing shop and bath shampoo
    Quick dry towel

    First Aid Kit Medicines

    In every trekking package, our guide will carry first aid kit box containing medicines of anti altitude, anti Diarrhea, pain relief, Antibiotic, anti cold, anti vomiting, anti headache, fever, bandages, handplast and anti septic lotion . If you are taking any regular medicine that is compulsory to bring yourself.

    Some Dos and Dont’s during Gokyo Trekking

    Trekking route of Everest Base Camp is unspoiled and exotic land which is sensitive. Treat the land and local peoples with care and respect.  Try your best to keep environment clean and show appreciation for culture and traditional religious beliefs.
    Make Everest Gokyo litter free: Do not through any litter; put it in dustbin fixed by national park or in local tea houses. Sanitary napkins and tampons should be wrapped properly and through it right place. Take batteries back to your home country for safe disposal or reuse.   
    Respect local cultures, custom and peoples: Route of Everest Gokyo Lake is combination of different cultural ethnic group of local peoples. Their culture, customs, living style and any function is typical and it is important for them. So respect all these while you are there. You can involve respectfully in those function.   
    Take your guide with you in every hiking and climbing: our guide will be always with your while trekking every days. You are trekking and hiking in remote areas with maximum altitude. Few days in the itinerary are as acclimatization day and hiking around for recovering stamina. Take your guide with you in all these activities. It is Himalaya and do not be more exited, take advice from guide to take any decision.  
    Do not through foods after order: Foods are all carried by helicopter or flight from Kathmandu. It takes a week time to reach all the foods in base camp site. It is not with any other transportation but carried by peoples or donkey.  It is important that you order only sufficient food which you can finish. Do not waste any foods in the region. Meet items are not fresh in Everest Gokyo Region. The land is out of scarifies any animals, and meets are all carried from out of region. This is the reason meets are not fresh.

    How to get Nepal Visa and its cost?

    Visa for Nepal is available on your arrival. 15 days Nepali visa is enough for your as your trip is only for 14 days including arrival departure days. USD 30 is the visa cost of 15 days. If you want to spend more than 15 days time, it is better to take a month visa which cost USD 50 per person. You only need your original passport and cash (any currency).      

    Package cost is based on 2 pax. If you are single trekkers of more than 2 pax a group, change package cost. Itinerary can be customized as per interest. You also can add Everest Base Camp in the itinerary through another high pass Cho La.       

    If you want to add more activities in Nepal along with your trekking, ask us to arrange. We are also trip organizer of Bhutan and Tibet if you are including any trips to those countries. 

    Gokyo Lake and Renjo-La pass trekking for single trekker

    Trekking to this region for single trekker can operate any date you want. As a single trekker, you are going to trek with only one staff who will be guide and porter too. But you have option to take separate guide and extra porter too. Cost mentioned in this page for single trekker is including only one staff. Single trekkers have more option to customize the plan on the way. Trip will be as per your current situation and your interest.    

    Acclimatization during Renjo-La pass and Gokyo Lake trekking 

    During this trek there is first day of acclimatization at Namche which is in the altitude of 3440 meteres. You will be hiking up to 3800 meters Everest view point Shyangboche and down to Namche for overnight. Next day hike again to Thame and overnight at 3800 meters altitude. After 3 overnights in this altitude, your body acclimatize well to pass Renjo-La (5360 meters) and overnight at Gokyo Lake (4780 meters). Another day stay at Gokyo Lake make you more resting time with the small hiking around.      

    Preparation of Gokyo Lake and Renjo La Pass Trekking

    This is high altitude trekking of Everest region. You have to cross more than five thousand meteres altitude and sleep at more than four thousand meters. So that it require physically fit. Regular walking habit before to start this trek is much helpful. It is also better to involve in short or long hiking before Gokyo Lake trekking plan. Physically fitness is much important for this trek. It is also important to prepare good trekking equipment for this trek. Our profesional guide can check your trekking equipment before flying to Lukla and if there is anything lack, can suggest to buy or take it in the rent.     

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