From Gokyo Ri
From Gokyo Ri

Gokyo Lake and Renjo La Pass Trekking - 14 Days


    • 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)

Less crowded and scenic route, Gokyo Lake and Renjo La pass trekking is for adventure lovers. We trek through remote area of Everest region via Thame. Stunning Mountain View from Renjo La top, Climb to Gokiyo Ri and walk to fifth Lake (Base camp of Chu Oyu) is experience of high mountains and glacier. Spend memorial time at high land with the view of mountains surrounding and fresh Lakes at high altitude. Trek includes Big Sherpa villages, their cultures, scenic land escape, old monasteries, dense forest, Panaromic of over 8000 miter 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 climbing program over mountain peaks of Khumbu region.

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

Way to Lungdhen village from Thame is almost remote area of the region. As we walk and reach at altitude, land start to be less vegetation. There are only few and basic tea houses at Lungdhen where we spend a night. It can be hard and long day from here to reach Renjo La and to Gokyo Lake. The main day of exited and reach at another world. Waking in between big valley and Himalayas. Trail is not seriously uphill all the time accept at the beginning and near at Renjo top. Magnificent view of Himalayas and Gokyo valley from Renjo La will make you all tiredness of previous walking. We might find ice, slippery land to get down Gokyo from the pass. Gokyo have several tea houses with very warm decorative restaurant dining able to get good foods. Third lake of Gokyo called Dudh Kunda is the main and big lake around Gokyo village. We spend here another days to explore up to fifth lake and climb Gokyo Ri (5,357m). Gokyo Ri provide one of the best view of Mountain and glacier of 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 at Namche Bazar again. You will feel more crowed of trekkers over here. We have option to trek little further either to Manjo or to Phakding. After reaching at Lukla, take another 35 minutes flight to reach Kathmandu again. The entire trip, our friendly and experience trekking guide give you more information about local peoples, cultures and mountains. You also have option to trek within short days or make longer days trekking to get experience of trekking in Everest region. Our expertise team is always ready to provide you best itinerary as per your interest.     

Outline 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

Cost Includes

    • 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

Cost Excludes

    • 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 

Important Note

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.     

Detail Itinerary

Day 1Arrival at TIA airport of Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel and Overnight 1350mRepresentative 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 2Day 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 3Fly to Lukla (2,860m) and trek to Phakding (2,652m) 3/4 hours. Overnight at tea houseEarly 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 4Trek 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 5Acclimatization 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 6Trek 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 7Trek 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 8Trek 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 9Climb 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 10Trek 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 11Trek 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 12Trek 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 13Fly 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 14Departure 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

Departure Dates

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 Info

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 lots 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 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
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 25 kilogram. 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 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
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 25 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 40 per person. You only need your original passport and cash (any currency).