Skip the main trekking trail to the Everest Base Camp and take a trail that offers some exclusive experiences of a lifetime. Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek is a peculiar trek that combines the beguiling features of mountains, glaciers, mountain passes, and glacial lakes in a single journey. With Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek, one can walk deep into the mountain valley and enjoy some splendid views of snow-clad mountains, traditional villages, terraced farmlands, alpine forests, and lakes with the cultural insights of people in the Everest region. So, are you ready to applaud the glory of Gokyo Lakes and Renjo la Pass? World Alpine Trek is all set to cater to you with its Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek.
The Khumbu region holds the pride of having four tallest mountains in the world, all in a single mountain range i.e., the Mahalangur range. And, the Gokyo Valley, is renowned for its emerald-colored azure lakes. So, the Gokyo Renjo La pass trek is a journey that allows you to relish the splendid views of beautiful Gokyo lakes in the backdrop of remarkable mountains i.e., Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho-Oyu, etc. with other towering mountains in the Mahalangur range. Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier, is another remarkable feature of this trek. Moreover, Gokyo Ri is regarded as the best viewpoint in the Everest region that offers panoramic views of mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Kusum Kanguru, etc.
The trek to Gokyo Lake and Renjo la Pass starts with a flight to Lukla, followed by a pleasant walk through the villages of Namche and Dole to Gokyo Valley. From Gokyo Valley, we head towards Renjo la pass, cross the pass and walk back to Lukla to catch a flight back to Kathmandu. The trail goes through alpine forests with diversified floras and faunas. The blend of the Tibetan Buddhist religion is quite visible on the way with the prayer flags, chortens, mani walls, and monasteries. People on the way are very traditional with their own unique traditions and lifestyle. If you think Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek fulfills your requirement, go for it. If not, check out our other packages to the Everest region of Nepal.
The first day marks your arrival day in Kathmandu. Clear all the visa requirements and customs clearance, if any, at the arrival section of the airport. As you come out, you will find a representative from World Alpine Treks waiting for you holding a board with your name. You will then be transferred to your hotel at Kathmandu. The representative will shortly inform you about the plans ahead.
The second day is a day tour just to warm up prior to your trekking journey. Kathmandu is a city enriched with artistic palaces, beautiful monuments, ancient temples, and other constructions of historical and cultural importance. No wonder the city has seven out of ten UNESCO-listed world heritage sites. Today, you will be guided to the UNESCO-listed heritage sites in Kathmandu. These heritages are perfect examples of the rich history, fine culture, and architectural treasures of Nepal. At first, you will be taken to Kathmandu Durbar Square. The art, crafts, and carvings in the palaces, temples, and other monuments of the durbar square are excellent. After that, you will be escorted to Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa respectively. (Inclusive of breakfast).
On the third day, you will be headed to the domestic terminal of Tribhuwan Airport for a flight to Lukla. The flight to Lukla in itself is an enriching experience where you will be able to enjoy some wonderful views of the mountains. As you land in Lukla, you will meet our other crew members at the airport. From Lukla, we walk down the trail along with hotels and lodges to Dudhkoshi River. We cross a long suspension bridge over the river and follow a path that takes us to Phakding. We stay at Phakding for the night. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
We wake up early and enjoy our breakfast. Then we follow our trail that goes through an undulating path up and down via traditional villages, fields, and rhododendron forests. We gradually ascend up and enter Sagarmatha National Park with magnificent views of Mt. Thamserku on sight. We pass villages like Jorsale and Monjo on the way to Namche. Namche Bazaar is an old but lively Sherpa village. It is a gateway to all the trekking routes to the Everest region. There are many vibrant shops, cyber cafes, restaurants, hotels, and lodges. Namche Bazaar never rests. It always gets a lot of visitors and is always crowded. We stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Namche for the night. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
The narrow street of Namche is always crowded. Do not get surprised if the yak bells and other horns wake you up. Today is a day set aside for acclimatization purposes. As we gain height, our body needs to be well adapted to the altitude change. Therefore, we have set aside an extra day in Namche. Today, we hike up to Everest View Hotel for close-up views of the mountains in the Everest region. From the hotel, we can enjoy some striking views of mountains like Kwangde, Thamserku, Kangtega, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, etc. We can visit a museum and a photo gallery on our way back to Namche from the Everest View Hotel. We stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Namche for the night. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
Leaving Namche, we walk along an easy path to Sangnasha. From here, we climb up steep along with the forests of rhododendron, pine, and juniper to Mong la. On the route, we pass many Kharkas (summer settlements) crowded with yak grazing in those vast pastures. From the pass, we descend down to Phorche Tanga where continue through our trail to Dole. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Dole. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
As we continue with the trail to Gokyo Valley, our trail ascends up steeply through the bushes of juniper to Lambara/ Luza and passes through many Kharkas on the way. We continue towards the valley above the river belt and cross the sandy trail to Macchemo. Macchemo is an interesting place because a Yeti incident was reported in this place. In 1974, it was reported that a Yeti killed three yaks and attacked a woman in this particular place. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Macchermo. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
From Macchermo, we climb up to a ridge that offers splendid views of Gokyo Valley and Mt. Cho-Oyu. From the ridge, we walk through a trail that widens up and passes through Pangka. From here, the trail descends down to a riverbank. No sooner, we climb on through the moraine of Ngozumpa glacier. The climb up the moraine is quite steep, but the first view of Gokyo Lakes is enough to get rid of all the hasty moments during our journey. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse in Gokyo Valley. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
From the Gokyo Valley, we hike up to Gokyo Ri for stunning views of mountains and serene emerald lakes in the valley. Gokyo Ri is often considered as one of the best viewpoints in the Everest region. As you hike up the Ri, you will be rewarded with panoramic views of the Mahalangur Himalayan range. The peaks of Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cholatse, and Mt. Tawache rising tall in a row looks amazing. Even the view of glaciers, icefalls, and groups of lakes in one shot is alluring. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse in Gokyo Valley. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
Moving ahead from the Gokyo Valley, we continue along our trail to Lunden. Today is an adventurous day as we will be crossing the Renjo La pass at the height of 5435 meters. The steep ascent up the pass and walk through the pass can be a bit difficult. The pass might be rocky and slippery; however, we cross the pass, enjoying some majestic views of mountains, glaciers, and valleys. After crossing the pass, we descend down to the village of Lunden. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse in Lunden. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
Leaving Lunden, we descend down to the village of Thame, enjoying the splendor of mountain peaks in the backdrop. We pass the forested area on the way to the village. Thame is an interesting village in that region, mostly inhabited by people of the Sherpa community. Upon arrival, we trek to Thame monastery and explore around the village areas. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse in Thame. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
Today, we descend down to Namche Bazaar via the same path that we had taken earlier. We descend down through the same path to Namche Bazaar. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Namche. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
We further descend down to Lukla via Phakding. We stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Lukla for the night. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
We take a return flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel room in Kathmandu. You can relax in your room for the rest of the day. (Inclusive of Breakfast).
After fourteen days of long journeys, today is a free day in Kathmandu. You have two options for the day – you can either explore some unexplored UNESCO-listed heritage sites around Kathmandu or go to the shopping malls for shopping. You can also collect some souvenirs for your family and friends back home. (Inclusive of Breakfast).
Before a few hours of your scheduled flight, you will be transferred to the international terminal of Tribhuwan International Airport. (Inclusive of Breakfast).