Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass Trek

Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass Trek
  • Trip Grade
  • Max Altitude
    5360 Meters
  • Group Size
    Min. 1 Pax 
  • Meals
  • Accommodation
  • Best Time
    March - May and Sept - Dec. 
Top Seller
All Inclusive Price: $1,450USD

Trip Overview

The Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass Trek is one of the most spectacular walks in the Himalayas of the Khumbu region. If you’re looking for the ultimate Everest experience but want to avoid the busier route, this trek makes the perfect match.

It combines just about everything — the majestic view of the Himalayas, high mountain pass, tranquil lakes, colorful Sherpa villages, ancient monasteries, and mesmerizing landscapes. It lets you immerse in the Khumbu region’s natural, cultural, and spiritual elements.

The Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass Trek does not take you to the Everest Base Camp. Instead, it unfolds the raw and remote beauty of the region.

Trudging through the Sherpa villages and yak pastures, this trek takes you to the Gokyo Valley, where you can stand next to the pristine Gokyo Lakes. Besides that, you’ll also get the opportunity to hike to the viewpoint of Gokyo Ri at 5,360 meters. From the top, you’ll get to relish the panorama of the Mahalangur Himal, including Everest, Cho-Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse, Cholatse, and Pumori.

Another highlight of this Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass Trek is crossing the mountain pass, Renjo La Pass, at 5,340 meters. Renjo La is one of three high passes in the Everest region. The steep uphill of this mountain pass is likely to test your endurance and physical fitness. However, the rewarding view from the top and the feeling of triumph is worth the effort!

Like most treks in the Everest region, the Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass Trek begins with an unforgettable flight to Lukla. Then, you’ll make your way from one Sherpa village to another, enjoying the best hallmarks. You’ll spend a couple of nights at Namche Bazaar, Khumbu’s Sherpa Capital, to acclimatize to the thin air.

On the acclimatization day, you’ll visit the Everest View Hotel, one of the world’s highest luxury hotels at 3,880 meters. After that, you’ll walk past several beautiful villages, including Dole, Lambara, Luza, and Machhermo, to reach the pristine valley of Gokyo. After relishing the sight of the Gokyo Lakes, you’ll hike to the famous Gokyo Ri at 5,360 meters to enjoy the panoramic sight of the Himalayas.

Consequently, you’ll cross the Renjo La Pass at 5,340 meters and descend to the remote valley of Lunden. On the next day, you’ll make your way to the beautiful village of Thame. Here, you’ll also have the opportunity to visit the ancient monastery of Thame and witness the spiritual side of the Everest region.

After that, you’ll head back to Namche Bazaar and then to Lukla. You’ll fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla to conclude your Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass Trek.

Highlights of Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass Trek

  • Chance to fly in and out of Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla — one of the world’s most extreme airports.
  • Explore the Sherpa capital of Khumbu — Namche Bazaar.
  • Visit the world’s highest-placed luxury hotel at Everest View Hotel.
  • Stand next to the pristine Gokyo Lakes and hike to Gokyo Ri.
  • Cross one of three high passes of Everest — Renjo La Pass
  • Visit the ancient monastery of Thame.
  • Relish the 360-degree view of the Mahalangur Himal, including Everest, Cho-Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse, Cholatse, and Pumori.
  • Trudge through the less-crowded trails of the Everest region.
  • Walk across the Ngozumpa Glacier, the Himalayas’ longest glacier.

Be a part of this incredible trekking journey with the Nepal Hiking Team. If you feel that this trek does not match your preference, you can choose alternate packages on Everest. You can go for the standard 16-Day Everest Base Camp Trek if you’re looking for a relatively easier adventure. However, if you’re willing to conquer the best of Everest, you can opt for the Everest High Passes Trek.


Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (KTM) Kathmandu

Day 02: Trip Brief and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft) Duration: 3 hours

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 6 hours

Day 05: Acclimatization day - Everest View Hotel – Return, 4-5 hours

Day 06: Namche to Dole (4200m/13776ft) Duration: 5- 6 hours

Day 07: Dole to Machhermo (4400m/14432ft) Duration: 4-5 hours

Day 08: Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4700m/15416ft) Duration: 4 -5 hours

Day 09: Hike to Gokyo RI (5360m/17880ft) Duration: 4-5 hours

Day 10: Trek to Lunden (4300m/14104 ft) via crossing Renjo la pass (5340m/17843 ft) Duration: 6-7 hours

Day 11: Trek to Thame (3800m/13464ft), Duration: 4-5 Hours

Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 4-5 Hours

Day 13: Trek back to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) Duration: 6-7 Hours

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 15: Free Day in Kathmandu

Day 16: Tour Ends/Farewell

Cost Includes

  • All ground transport in a private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Four nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu city tours, including all entry fees, tour guide and private transportation
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek. Private bathrooms with hot showers are provided at Phakding, Namche and Lukla
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla / Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag use while trekking
  • Duffle bag for trekking
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medicine kit
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
  • Personal Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
  • Soft drinks including water
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot showers during the trek except when in Phakding, Namche and Lukla
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • WiFi internet and phone call unless its free.
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Cost & Dates

  • Small Group Journey
  • Private Journey

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Rachel and MeganUSA

We had an unbelievable adventure completing the Mardi Himal Trek in January 2023. Our guide Rajendra (Raj), and porter Rajesh  were professional, fun, energetic, and knowledgeable about not only the trek we were on but about many others in the area.

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I'm so happy I went with Nepal Hiking Team. From the moment I arrived at the hotel, I knew I made the right choice. The hotel was in a great area. Bars, restaurants, clubs, shops were all within a 10 minute or less walk from the hotel.

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I completed the 14 day Annapurna Circuit early December 2022, thank you so much to Surya and Rabin, who both went out of their way to make this trip, that I'd been planning so long,and  memorable. They were always checking in with me during the hike

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Namaste! I highly recommend Nepal Hiking Team for your trekking adventure in the beautiful Himalayan Mountains of Nepal. This was my first trip to Nepal and additionally my first ever muli-day trek. Annapurna Base Camp Trek became a dream of mine about

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We completed the 15-day Manaslu Circuit trek with Nepal Hiking Team in late November 2022.

The scenery of the Manaslu region is stunning and far more beautiful than we had imagined. The weather was excellent!