Gokyo Renjola Pass Trek

Gokyo Renjola Pass Trek

TripGrade: Strenuous
Strenuous Trekking Grade is both moderate and difficult. Even in this grade, treks reach around 5000-5500 meters. You will have to walk generally for 6-7 hours each day. Strenuous treks require good physical condition and acclimatization. If some problems seem to appear, you have to walk down and take some hot drinks or soup ( + rest). You may be affected rapidly if you have high blood pressure, asthma, heart disease or complicated medical conditions. Advise is required from your doctor before starting these kinds of treks.

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Duration:

12 Days

Country:
Max Altitude:

Renjola pass 5480m

Group Size

Any

Trial Access:

Private vehicle, Flight from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu

Best Season:

March-May & Sept.-Nov.

Gokyo Renjola Pass Trek is an attractive yet challenging and adventurous trek destination of the Khumbu region. Trekking to Renjola Pass of the Gokyo Valley will fill your heart with utmost joy and excitement. Gokyo Lake is situated at an altitude of 4790m above the sea level formed in the Khumjung village Khumbu region. 

In order to experience the splendid view of other mountain ranges (Makalu, Cho Oyu, Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Mount Everest & many more snow-capped peaks), you will climb the Gokyo Ri. The duration to climb Gokyo Ri from Gokyo Lake will take around 4 to 5 hours.

To make your trip more exciting & interesting, Renjola Pass presents you with all the thrill. The adventurous trek offers you one of the most exciting and unforgettable trekking experiences.

Renjola Pass will satisfy the thirst of any adventure devout soul. The reason being - our trail offers some of the most magnificent views of nature in the form of glistening turquoise lakes, mighty snow-capped mountains, quaint forests and some rare Himalayan wildlife such as blue sheep, snow leopard, musk deer, etc.

Beside the natural beauty, you are bound to enjoy the peaceful hubs of the settlements of the Sherpa community, the villages including Namche, Machermo, Dole, Thame and much more.

The max altitude we are about to accent here is 5480 m high. Our route has an array of selection of lodging facilities in the form of teahouse, hotels, lodges, and tented camps to choose from.


Highlights of Gokyo Renjola Pass Trek

  • Local and cultural sightseeing, close interactions with locals.
  • Astonishing view of the majestic Everest, Makalu, and the Khumbu region.
  • Breathtaking trail with Juniper forests and Rhododendron trees.
  • Hike-up on the unadulterated earth.
  • Amazing view of majestic chains mountains including the Everest, Thamserku, Kantega, Kusum, Kangaru, Tawache peak, Mt. Kongde, etc
  • Panoramic view enveloping the surroundings.
  • Once in a lifetime views of the glistening ice fall as well as glacier.

Trip Outline

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival (1350m)
Day 02: Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding (2640m)
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 04: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 05: Trek to Luza via Dole (4400m
Day 06: Trek to Gokyo Lake via Machermo (4750m)
Day 07: Gokyo- Gokyo Peak- Gokyo
Day 08: Gokyo Ri- Renjo La Pass- Lungde (4400m)
Day 09: Trek to Namche
Day 10: Trek to Lukla
Day 11: Fly Back to Kathmandu & day free (sightseeing if necessary)
Day 12: Final departure

Starting Price

USD 1225 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Kathmandu Arrival (1350m)

Meals included: Breakfast & Welcome Dinner

On your arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu, you will be received by our representative from the Himalayan Trekkers and then, you will be transferred to the hotel. Our experienced trekking guide will meet you at the hotel in the evening to consult about the trip and clear your doubts & queries regarding the trek. Then, he will accompany you to the cultural program and welcome dinner. The cultural program will allow you to engage in friendly interactions with the locals and have a fun time. After dinner, overnight stay at hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 2

Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding (2640m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

You will have an early morning flight to Lukla then, head to Phakding which is an easy walk of around 3 hours. The trail offers amazing views which keep getting better as you move forward. However, the trail is quite easy compared to the other ones and offers ample glimpses of the smaller mountains and the interesting terrain. In the evening, you can relax and enjoy your time exploring the village Phakding.

Accommodation: Tea house/Lodges/Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min flight and 3 hrs hike

Day 3

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

This trail towards the Namche Bazaar comprises numerous suspension bridges along the Dudh Koshi River including the famed Hillary Suspension Bridge. The trail continues through a stunning pine forest that looks like a completely different part of the world. On your way to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park and Jorsale village, you can enjoy an amazing view of the glistening Mt. Thamserku, 6618m. The ascending trail moves through lush green forests and sturdy bridges and will take you to the merging point of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. Both rivers are astounding beauties of their own kind. From there, you will follow an ascending steep of 2 hours to get the first sight of the majestic Mt. Everest overlooking the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. The grandeur of the mighty Everest will surely mesmerize.

After reaching Chautara, you will again have to walk for about 1.5 hours to reach Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Mt. Everest and the main trading center of the land. It is in this place where all sorts of trekkers, climbers and adventure enthusiasts make a stop. Go on a food trip and enjoy the local delicacies of the land. You will halt your journey at Namche Bazaar for an overnight stay.

Accommodation: Hotel/Lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 4

Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (3440m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

On this day, you will spend the day acclimatizing as you will trek to a much higher altitude on an upcoming day. Your day will start with an early hike to Syanboche for the sunrise view. On your way back, you may also visit the hotel at the highest altitude. You may also follow the trail to Khumjung, where the locals believe that the scalp of a Yeti is well-preserved and later come back for lunch. If you do not wish to come back early you may visit the Hillary school and the local market near Namche for acclimatization and further exploration.

Accommodation: Hotel/Lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 3-4 hrs hike around

Day 5

Trek to Luza via Dole (4400m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, we will start our journey towards Luza via Dole. The walk will be of 6-7 hours and slowly, the trail will lead you upwards through the villages of Sherpas. Along the way, amidst the major settlements that you will come across, Phortse is the most prominent one. It is a small but extremely scenic Sherpa village. The trail you cover will mostly be stone-paved and the view and witness the magnificence of Kusum Kanguru, Amadablam and Mt. Everest can be seen throughout the trail. At the end of the day, you will finally make your halt at a Teahouse for the night.

Accommodation: Tea house/Lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs

Day 6

Trek to Gokyo Lake via Machermo (4750m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

You will start your day with a plate full of scrumptious breakfast and then your journey towards the Gokyo Lake will commence. This part of the trail stretches over 3-4 hours of walking and moves through dense colorful rhododendron forests and lush juniper bushes. On your trek, you will cross a village of Sheperd at Tongba (3950m) and arrive at Dole and then move to Luza. Soon you will also cross the scenic settlements at Lhabarma (4330m) and Luza (4340m) to Machermo. After a 3 hour walk, you will reach the mysterious village of Machermo which is famous for the story of a Yeti attacking a woman and also her 3 yaks. It is situated below the Ngozumpa glacier and has numerous panoramic as well as mystical offerings for the tourists.

After a brief halt at the village, you will descend towards the picturesque Gokyo Lake. On your journey, you will witness the beauty of the valley of Kantega and Cho Oyu and some magnificent peaks on the sideline. The true meaning of Cho Oyu in Tibetan is ‘Turquoise Goddess’ and it stands with pride on the China-Nepal border. However, you will follow the trail that will cross the village of Pangka (4390m) and move towards the renowned Nilibuk cave. You can spend some time exploring the cave and then follow a steep narrow path heading towards the beautiful lake of Longponga situated at 4650m. From that spot onwards you will follow an even trail to Taujun which is situated at 4710m and finally arrive at Gokyo. It will be a long walk yet cherishable walk.

Accommodation: Tea house/Lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 7

Trek to Gokyo Peak and back to Gokyo.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today’s trip will commence immediately after breakfast and will end with your return back to the camp in the late hours of the afternoon. Our teammates will carry packed lunch for the way. This trail will lead you to the Gokyo Ri Peak from where you can view the majestic charisma of Mt. Makalu and Everest. Sparkling turquoise lakes like the Thonakcho and Gokyo Lake surrounding the Khumbu region offer picture-perfect spots and solace to the trekkers. On this trail, you will come across Machermo, Ngozumpa glacier and numerous others. Ngozumpa is the longest glacier in this entire world. Also, the scenic beauty in and around Gokyo is tremendous; if you wish to witness the best of the natural charm of the region, you must climb to Gokyo Ri (5357m). Then, you will return the same way you came to the lodge/tea house for overnight stay.

Accommodation: Tea house/Lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 8

Gokyo Ri - Renjo La Pass - Lungden (4400m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

This day will be one of the most crucial days of the trek as, you will cross one of the highest passes in the Himalayas, the Renjola Pass (5480m). The narrow trail is not very easy to follow and therefore guarantees adventure and unforgettable experience on the journey. However, one must note that this trail needs a good amount of balance and patience. The trail offers a proper view of many snow-capped mountains including Makalu, Rolwaling range, Tingri, and Gyangchungkang with many others. You will start the day with an early breakfast and will begin your journey with the target to reach the top before sunrise because the journey in the early hours of the morning is easier than at noon. From the top, you can enjoy a scenic view comprising of lovely turquoise lakes and beautiful mountains. As the place is blessed with natural beauty, you will get to see many of nature’s wonderful creations. After a brief stop, you will gradually descend for lunch and after which, you will follow the trail that takes you to Lungden by mid-day.

Accommodation: Tea house/Lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs

Day 9

Trek to Namche Bazaar.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The descending trail to Namche is comparatively easier and will stretch over 8 hours. This trail offers splendid views of the entire region and will serve as the spot where you can again get tempted by the majestic high peaks of Khumbu for the last time on this trekking extravaganza. You will be making a brief stop for lunch on your halfway to Namche. At Namche, you can stop to look for souvenirs at the local market and visit the Sherpa Museum. 

Accommodation: Hotel/Lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs

Day 10

Trek to Lukla.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After a steady walk of 6 hours, you will reach your lodging facility near the Lukla Bridge. The trail that you will follow up to the Hillary suspension bridge will be a steep descend but after a brisk walk, you will find yourself walking on an almost even path to reach Lukla. The trail passes along the Dudh Koshi River and moves through a blazing Rhododendron forest that is vibrant as well as lively. You will find yourself ascending on the trail around the 3rd quarter of the walk.

 

Accommodation: Tea house/lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 6 hrs

Day 11

Fly Back to Kathmandu & day free.

Meals included: BB

You will fly back to Kathmandu leaving the Solukhumbu district. The flight duration is about 30 minutes. The Himalayan trekkers' will assist you to the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min flight

Day 12

Final departure.

After breakfast, check-out from the hotel to catch your scheduled flight to the Airport with a Himalayan trekkers' representative to assist you. We will be eager to hear your feedback and waiting for you for the next leisure/vacation.

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferable accommodation available. 

Generally, in cities like Kathmandu, Lukla, Phakding, and Namche Bazar, we arrange basic three-star facilities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra.

Although all the places might not have all the modern facilities, we will make sure to arrange safe and comfortable accommodation. In general, hygienic and safe tea houses/local lodges/ home-stays with all the basic facilities are arranged. But you can, if possible, personalize according to your preference. 

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B Accommodation within the cost that is evident.
For other meals in the city, you would have to pay separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place. 

In more remote areas, usually, there are not many options. But you can always find hygienic and well-prepared food. Moreover, almost all the meals during the trek are included in the cost. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available!

On top of that, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome and Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Please go through the detailed itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you travel to your heart’s content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • Airport / Hotel pick up & drop off service on a private tourist vehicle.
  • Twin-shared accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • All standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
  • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-shared basis.
  • Local licensed English-speaking trekking guide.
  • One porter for two guests.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
  • Everest National Park permits and Trekkers' Information Management System permit for trekking.
  • Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airports.
  • Farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural performances.
  • All Nepalese government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Official expenses.

Whats Not Included

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Includes section.


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

FAQ's

Is this trek suitable for solo travelers?

We arrange treks for an individual as well as group travelers. Even if you are a solo traveler, you will not be alone because a local guide and a porter will always accompany you throughout the trek.

Is there a chance of getting altitude sickness?

Altitude sickness is highly unlikely because the trek will be conducted gradually giving due consideration to acclimatization.

What vaccines should I get before visiting Nepal?

For any vaccination or medical requirements, we suggest you consult your personal doctor. There is no setlist of vaccinations required.

Is tap water in Nepal safe to drink?

Drinking tap water directly is not safe. We advise you to carry water purifying tabs or drink filtered and boiled water wherever possible. If you prefer drinking packaged mineral water, they are available in shops but on your own expenses. 

What language will the guide speak?

Our guides can speak fluent English. But if you prefer some other language, we can arrange for that too. You would have to pay a little extra for that.

How much cash do I need to carry?

All personal expenses except the quoted price are up to you. There are many ATMs and money exchange services if you happen to need one. You would need extra cash for meals in the city, tipping, snacks, drinks, hot showers, and other personal requirements.

Can I personalize the itinerary?

Yes you can change the itinerary by consulting with us.

How do I prepare my body for the trek?

This trek is a bit strenuous, so achieving a physically fit body by stamina building activities such as jogging, swimming, hiking, and so on would certainly be helpful.

What time of year is ideal for the trek?

The spring (March-May) and fall (Sept-Nov) seasons are the best due to no monsoon.

Is tipping common/necessary?

Tipping is up to you. If you are really satisfied with the service, we urge you to tip them.

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