Gokyo Lake & Renjo La Pass Trek

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Best Season: All Year Round

Max Altitude: 5360 m

Group Size: Min 2 Pax

Transport: Private Vehicle and Flight

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14 Days

Trip Overview

One of the most amazing treks in the Everest region is the Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass Trek. It leads to one of the Khumbu's high mountain passes. Renjo La Mountain Pass is located near Tibet. You can soak in the most refined version of the Everest region's beauty. With this trip, you can immerse yourself in the Khumbu's unique attractions.

On this trek, you'll get to see a lot of ethnic Sherpa villages and settlements. It is both a naturally beautiful and culturally rich. There are numerous highlights on the Gokyo Lake and Renjo La Pass.

The trek begins with a flight to Lukla. You may appreciate the characteristics in the greatest possible way as you travel from one ethnic community to the next. The remoteness of the villages here, the villagers' caravan-like passage down the mountain to do business in Namche and the massive glaciers all provide a new dimension to the conventional Everest Base Camp trek. The best time to go on this memorable journey is near the end of the monsoon season, when flowers blossom throughout Nagpala, giving trekkers the sensation of strolling across a teeming sea of flowers.

The Renjo-La Pass Trek begins with your arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport, followed by an incredible flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, with views of the Himalayas. The trail winds through steep terrain and beautiful Himalayan woods of juniper, rhododendron, fir and pine. The second day is when you arrive in Namche Bazaar, which is at a stunning location (3440m).  

Namche Bazaar is the last stop for cash and other necessities before continuing on. On the sixth and seventh days of your adventure, you will rest at Dole(4038m) and Machhermo (4470). On day 8, you will arrive at the lovely Gokyo (4480m). Gokyo is a wonderful area with a small village and numerous lakes. The next day, you'll explore Gokyo and Gokyo Ri (5357m), before heading to Renjo La pass (5435m) on day 10. On day 10, after crossing the Renjo La pass and sleeping in Lunden (4300), you'll go to Thame (3800) on day 11 before returning to Namche Bazaar on day 12. You'll be back in Lukla on day 13.

The Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek allows you to take in the beautiful scenery and perspectives of the Everest Himalayas. Every region has a strong Sherpa culture and tradition. You can wander around little stupas and chortens while walking under colorful prayer flags. Immerse yourself in the Khumbu's natural alpine woodlands.

The Sagarmatha National Park trail is a great place to walk. The contrast of the landscape is also very appealing. You'll be able to see a variety of beautiful plants because to the large degree of elevation change. On your trip up, you may witness rare species such as Musk Deer, Wild Mountain Goat, Lophophorus, Snow Leopard, Pheasants, Mountain Hawk and Snow Duck.

This journey is also less well-known and, as a result, less crowded than the traditional base camp hike. With our knowledgeable guides by your side, you can be sure you won't miss a single exciting surprise along the way.


Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu – transfer hotel – tour briefing
Day 02: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla then trek to Phakding
Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar
Day 04: Phakding / Namche Bazaar (3446 m.)
Day 05: Namche bazaar rest for acclimatization
Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole
Day 07: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo
Day 08: Acclimatization Day at Gokyo
Day 09: Trek from Gokyo to Maruleng via Renjo La Pass
Day 10: Trek from Maruleng to Thame
Day 11: Trek from Thame to Namche Bazaar
Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla
Day 13: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 14: Flight Lukla to Kathmandu


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

A Firante staff will greet you at the airport and transport you to the hotel. The rest of the afternoon is yours to do as you please. There will be a pre-trek briefing where you will be given instructions on how to get your kit bag, sleeping bag and down/fiberfill jacket. Following the briefing, we will go out to dinner, which will be a great opportunity for you to get to know your other group members.

Day 2: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla then trek to Phakding

Today, we'll board a domestic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. The flight is only 35 minutes long, yet it is packed with breathtaking mountain views. You'll meet up with your guide and porters when you arrive in Lukla, and then it's off to the trekking path! With the path to Phakding wide and clear, we'll start out gently with a 3- or 4-hour walk. We'll see charming teahouses, Buddhist gompas (monasteries), prayer wheels and massive stones with sacred mantras painted on them. We'll be in Phakding as soon as we cross the Dudh Koshi river.

Day 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar

We'll eat breakfast in Phakding before beginning the 5- to 6-hour walk to Namche Bazaar, the unofficial capital of Sherpa culture and Everest's gateway. Our trail leads us first through the Dudh Koshi River on a large suspension bridge, then through a lovely pine forest to Monjo, which is about two hours away. Two river bridges surround our way down the riverbank, one of which is the Hillary Suspension Bridge. It'll be a hard hike up the hill to our resting spot, but you'll be rewarded with your first look of Everest in all its grandeur in Namche Bazaar.

Day 4: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar

Because of the rising altitude, we'll need to stay an extra day in Namche to acclimate. You won't mind at all, though! You may either go for a 3-4 hour climb through the adjacent Sherpa settlements of Khumjung and Khunde to help us acclimate to the higher altitude, or you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the market.

Day 5: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole

Before hiking up a pleasant, simple track that overlooks the snow-capped peaks of Shanasa - the little village of Mong - we'll complete one final circle of Namche. On the left side of Mongla Hill, we'll ascend and then descend to Phortse Thanga, where we'll have lunch. We'll ascend the route through rhododendron-floral woodlands to a beautiful view of Cho Oyu. Dole, our halting spot, is a little village with a number of teahouses that used to be a yak pasture and it's a relatively easy afternoon walk to reach there.

Day 6: Trek from Dole to Machhermo

Today's hike is short and nice, allowing us to enjoy and appreciate it. We're trying to take it easy with our acclimatization so we don't overwork ourselves at this point. The day begins with a scenic ridge climb over Dole. We'll arrive at Luza after passing through yak meadows and tiny stone hut communities. We'll follow our way along a valley high above the river, passing sandy spurs and pastures lined by a chorten and prayer flags, to arrive in Machhermo by lunchtime, with enough time to pay visit to Himalayan Rescue Association.

Day 7: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo

We will climb over the ridge, to begin our day with breathtaking views of the valley to Kangtega as well as Cho Oyu's northern reaches. It's another short day of climbing, with steep routes making up for the lack of hours. We'll descend to the riverbank and then begin the trek through an ablation valley caused by melting ice to the Ngozumpa glacier's terminal moraine. We'll take a break to take in the scenery before continuing on to Gokyo, a village on the shore of the third lake.

Day 8: Acclimatization Day at Gokyo

We will stay in Gokyo for two nights to help with altitude acclimatization. If the weather permits, we will ascend Gokyo Ri, a hill that rises above the northern edge of Lake Dudh Pokhari. Large cairns and prayer flags mark the top. Also visible from the top is Gokyo's turquoise lake, which is located far below. For passionate trespassers, a trip to the fourth and fifth lakes is also recommended.

Day 9: Trek from Gokyo to Maruleng via Renjo La Pass

Today, we will begin our walk at dawn, crossing the Renjo La Pass on our way to Maruleng. It's a long hike, but it's necessary because there are no other options along our route! We will descend Gokyo Valley, moving away from the main trail and heading towards the pass. In approximately three hours, we'll reach the summit of Renjo La, where we'll be rewarded for our perseverance with breathtaking views of Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse and Taboche. After that, we will follow the Bhote Koshi's east bank to Maruleng.

Day 10: Trek from Maruleng to Thame

The trail from Maruleng to Thame follows a centuries-old trade route utilized by Tibetan traders. We'll descend to Taranga after crossing the Bhote Koshi from Maruleng. Our trail then continues along the Langmuche Khola River valley, eventually arriving in Thame. This sizable community is home to a well-known monastery as well as breathtaking views of various mountains.

Day 11: Trek from Thame to Namche Bazaar

Today, we'll pass through a checkpoint on our way to the world's highest hydroelectric power facility, which provides power to the majority of the upper Khumbu region. We'll pass via gompas, prayer flags, mani walls and chortens on our way to Namche Bazaar, where we'll rest for the night.

Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla

We travel to the Hillary Suspension Bridge after breakfast and then via numerous local settlements, one of which being Phakding. Our arrival in Lukla is followed by an evening in a good hotel and, as is customary, a celebration with your trekking companions: you've done it! You've done a physical achievement that only a few people can dream of thanks to superb collaboration and determination. It's your final night on the mountain.

Day 13: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

You'll take a short flight from Lukla to Kathmandu in the morning, where your tour begins and ends. After your journey across the Himalayas, you'll be transferred to your accommodation for some much-needed individual relaxation and reflection. In the evening, we'll gather for a farewell dinner at one of the city's best Nepalese restaurants, where we'll be happy to hear your thoughts on the trip. 

Day 14: Departure from Kathmandu

It's the last day of your trip to Nepal! Grab a bite to eat before heading to Kathmandu for some last-minute shopping. We'll make sure you get to Kathmandu International Airport in plenty of time for your return trip. We'll say our goodbyes and bid you farewell at this time, leaving you with pleasant memories and beautiful images to show your loved ones.

Cost Includes

  • Airport transfer pick up and drop
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast (Twin sharing)
  • Domestic airfare (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) 
  • Accommodation during the trek (Guest house)
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Experienced English speaking local trekking guide, assistant trekking guide and local porter(s) along with their flights, salary, lodging, food and insurance
  • Trekking permits and all necessary paperwork
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trek(with tea and coffee)
  • First aid Medical kit
  • All government and local taxes (including 13% VAT and 10 % service charge)
  • Transportation on private vehicle as agreed on the itinerary

Cost Excludes

  • Your Nepal entry visa fee
  • All kinds of beverages (soft/hard)
  • Travel insurance and emergency evacuation expenses
  • Extra baggage charges in domestic flights­­­­­­­­­­­­ 
  • All entrance fees during KTM sightseeing
  • Additional days accommodation expenses 
  • All personal expenses 
  • Tips for guides and porters


Firante Treks and Expedition Manages for best and comfortable accommodation and also provides you hygienic food. Standard (3 Star) are booked in the cities such as Kathmandu and Pokhara, whereas a tyical trek lodge will be booked on remote areas. 

Luxurious rooms from 5 Star hotels are also made avaiable on demand in the cities on additional cost but remote regionss dont have such facilities.

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