Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek

Trip Duration

15 Days

Trip Grade

Strenuous

Accommodation

Hotel/Lodge/Teahouse

Transportation

Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight

Group Size

02 Minimum

Best Season

Autumn & Spring

Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek Brief Insight

Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek Highlights

  1. Authentic culture of Sherpa,
  2. Majestic view of Mountains including Mount Everest,
  3. Sagarmatha National Park,
  4. Amazing view of Gokyo Lakes and Valleys,
  5. Passing through the beautiful ‘Renjo La Pass’

Trip Overview

Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek is an alternative trekking route in the Everest region which is one of the most underrated trekking routes of Nepal. It is the best option for people who prefer to take a less crowded trail. This trail is filled with adventure, incredible views, challenging hikes, wonderful landscapes, and beautiful valleys. The trek goes from the beautiful forest and Sagarmatha National Park which offers the varieties of flora and fauna. The trek offers the ancient Tibetan Sherpa culture which is unique in itself.

With the beauty and challenges of the trek, this trek is becoming popular every year. The trekking route offers spectacular views of gigantic peaks like Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho-Oyu. Gokyo Ri offers the picturesque view of neighboring mountains.

The Gokyo Renjo La trek requires a minimum of two weeks to be completed so you need to have a sound Physical fitness to tackle the challenges. Similarly, mental stability and calmness are required so that you don’t get afraid of any unexpected events.

The trail takes you through a wonderful landscape, lush vegetation and the diverse and authentic Sherpa culture of the Khumbu Region. We will be trekking through the forests full of pine trees and rhododendron trees. If you are lucky enough you can also see the rare species like Musk deer, Snow Leopard, Wild goats and many more.

The region is famous for the hardworking and friendly Sherpa people who are known for their wonderful mountaineering skills and the adaptation to the extreme climate. On the way, you can see the numbers of mani stones, monasteries and colorful prayer flags.

Best time for Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek

Trekking in Gokyo Renjo Pass is possible throughout the year, however, Autumn and Spring have the best weather for the best experience in the Khumbu region. Though you can also trek in pre-winter, trekking in summer is more difficult.

Spring

The season is one of the best seasons for this trekking. In Nepal spring falls from the months of March to May. you will have a moderate climate with a mesmerizing view of mountains and the colorful blooming of Rhododendron.

Autumn

Autumn is the best season for trekking in the Khumbu region. In this season, you will have a clear blue sky with majestic views of the mountains. Similarly, you will have a mild temperature just right for trekking.

 Summer

We don’t prefer trekking in Summer. Due to continuous rainfall and snowfall trekking can be very difficult. Similarly, due to fog, you won’t have a clear view of the mountains. But if you are trekking for some research on fauna and flora it is best for you.

Winter

Trekking in winter is a bit difficult due to extreme climate and heavy snowfall. Though you can trek in pre winter like December which is not too cold or not too hot.

Accommodation during  Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek

Accommodation depends upon your choice. On the trek, you can choose the accommodation of Tea house and Camping.

Tea house trekking

Tea houses trekking are more comfortable and cheaper. You will have more facilities. The Sherpa people mostly run the tea houses en routes. You can stay in the tea house which provides lodging and flooding with a hot shower, attached bathroom, WiFi and mostly homeliness. In this type of trekking, you will have warm hospitality and friendliness. Dormitories are also available in this trek for the trekkers with a limited budget which is like 3 to 4 $ per night with common toilets and bathrooms. Talking about cleanliness, you will get a clean room and surroundings.

Camping Trek

Camping trekking is more difficult and expensive than tea house trek. But spending the nights in tented camps is worth those difficulties. This type of trek is mostly common in restricted areas. This region doesn’t have enough facilities to accommodate large people so you can also do this type of trekking.

Food During  Gokyo Renjo La pass Trek Trek

Nepal is famous for its variety of cuisine and it is easy to cater to your needs. If you inform us earlier, you can get any food like vegetarian/vegan, gluten or lactose-free. In Kathmandu, the itinerary includes breakfast, but lunch and dinner must be covered on your own. On the trek, all the breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided. In the tea house trek, you can have any Nepali food, continental, Indian, Italian or Tibetan food. In Camp trek, we will prepare every meal for you. On the pre-departure day, we will have a traditional Nepali dinner in Thamel for the celebration of your successful achievement of the trek.

Talking about the water, it is not a big problem here. On the way, you can fill the water in the tea houses or you can buy a bottle but a higher altitude results in a higher cost of the water bottle. Therefore, taking your own water bottle is the best way to minimize water costs.

Fitness and experience

Gokyo Renjo La pass trek leads us to the high Himalayas, so your body needs to be physically and mentally fit. The trek is about 2 weeks in the Himalayan region of Nepal. You can do preparation for fitness by exercise, walking, jogging, and gyming a month before doing this trek. Therefore enough food, water and rest is needed during the trek. On average, one has to walk for 5 to 6 hours a day. This trekking can be done with an average level of fitness. The experienced trekkers find this trip easier though newbies can also do this trek with personal determination and positive attitude toward achieving success.

Acclimatization

Prepare acclimatization is required to avoid possible altitude sickness. Our trek has a prepared day for acclimatization. Similarly, walking slowly and taking proper rest help to overcome possible altitude sickness or acute mountain sickness.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu (1,300m)

Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla & trek to Phakding (2610m)

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3445m).

Day 04: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Trek to Dole (4150m)

Day 06: Trek to Machhermo (4470m).

Day 07: Machermo to Gokyo (4750m)

Day 08: Gokyo- rest day

Day 09: Hike to Gokyo Ri (5360m)

Day 10: Cross the Renjo La pass & trek down to Lungden (4350m).

Day 11: Trek down to Thame (3850m)

Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazar

Day 13: Trek to Lukla

Day 14: Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 15: Departure

What is included in Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek

  • Airport picks up and drops by private Car.
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu).
  • Airport taxes.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • Meals during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) and Tea or Coffee.
  • Guest House (Lodge) during the trek.
  • 2 nights in Kathmandu and provide breakfast.
  • License holder Guide.
  • Porter service during the trek (one porter for two Guest).
  • All Government and Local Taxes.
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS).
  • Guide and porter salary.
  • Guide & Porter insurance during the trekking.
  • Farewell dinner with Typical Nepali culture.

What is Excluded

  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • Lunch & dinner at Kathmandu.
  • Trekking gear.
  • International flights.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • personal expenses such as all Bar Bills Alcoholic or non Alcoholic Beverage drinks, phone and Laundry.
  • Hot Shower.
  • Tips for guide and porters.
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