When you think of a trek in the Everest region, the first one that pops into your mind is the Everest Base Camp, right? Well, for a change, let’s explore something different. We’ve got an exciting trekking package - the Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass Trek, which offers an entirely different experience and a breathtaking adventure through the heart of the Khumbu region in Nepal.
The journey is an alternate route to the famous Everest Base Camp Trek, with a focus on stunning mountain landscapes, turquoise glacial lakes, and a high-altitude pass. Our trek combines the stunning beauty of Gokyo Lakes with the challenge of crossing the Renjo La Pass, offering mesmerizing views of some of the world's highest peaks.
With our best service, we assure you that the Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass trek will be an experience of a lifetime. It is a great option for those looking for a less crowded, more off-the-beaten-path trekking experience.
- Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, one of the shortest runways in the world.
- Immerse yourself in the rich culture of the Sherpa people as you journey through traditional Sherpa villages, experiencing their warm hospitality and unique way of life.
- Delve into the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Indulge yourself in the local sherpa and Tibetan cuisines. Also, make acquaintances with local Sherpas.
- Marvel at the beauty of the Ngozumpa glacier, the largest glacier in the Nepal Himalayas.
- Explore the sacred Gokyo Lakes, a series of high-altitude freshwater lakes surrounded by towering peaks and glaciers.
- Soak in the stunning vistas of mountains such as Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Makalu as you climb the famous viewpoint- Gokyo Ri.
- Cross the challenging yet rewarding Renjo La Pass.
- Visit the ancient Buddhist monasteries in Thame Valley.
- Enjoy the peace and solitude of the Himalayas as you trek through remote and unspoiled landscapes, far from the crowds.
As you land at Tribhuvan International Airport, one of our staff will greet you with a "Nepal Hiking Team" signboard. You'll then be transferred to the hotel in Kathmandu. For the rest of the evening, you can either relax or explore on your own. Explore Kathmandu city on a sightseeing tour before embarking on a real adventure.
The journey initiates with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, where you will set foot on the trail for the first time. The first leg of the trek is relatively easy as you will make your way through beautiful forests to a small local village named Phakding. Exploring the Sagarmatha National Park, you will hike to the bustling town of Namche Bazaar. Here, you'll let your body acclimate to high altitude and hike up to Everest View Hotel.
After taking a day to acclimatize in Namche, you will continue your journey to the remote villages of Dole and Machhermo. As you reach the stunning Gokyo Lakes, you will take a day to explore and prepare for the next day's hike to the famous viewpoint, Gokyo Ri.
Now you'll ascend towards the Renjo La Pass, which is at 5360 m, and reach Lunden. You will now make your way to Thame and then to Namche Bazar. Retracing your steps along the way to Lukla, you will spend your final night here. Finally, you'll fly back to Kathmandu to bring your unforgettable journey in the Nepal Himalayas to a close. Before heading back home, you'll take a day to relax or explore Kathmandu.
Best Time to Hike
If you're seeking a breathtaking adventure in the heart of the Nepal Himalayas, then the Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek is the perfect opportunity for you. But the real question is when is the most suitable time to explore? The answer is simple: the Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November) seasons mark the perfect time for the trek.
The Autumn season is the peak trekking season in Nepal, and the Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek is no exception. The trek is bathed in the warm autumn sunshine, and mild temperatures make this the ideal time to embark on this adventure. Whereas during the spring season, the trek is transformed into a veritable garden of color as the rhododendrons and other wildflowers come into bloom, adding an extra burst of color to the already stunning landscape.
Trekking during the monsoon season is also possible and offers a chance to walk on the less crowded trails. However, poor weather conditions, limited services, and higher costs can affect your trekking experience during this time. We do not suggest you walk on this trail during the winter season. The weather conditions during this time are extreme, and the trails are slippery, making it a significant risk factor, especially while crossing the Renjo La Pass.
How Difficult Is The Trek?
Well, now let’s dive into how difficult the journey is:
Our Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek is a moderate journey with breathtaking views, rich cultural experiences, and a sense of accomplishment.
With long days of hiking, steep ascents, and descents, this trek requires good physical fitness and endurance. Reaching a maximum elevation of 5,360 meters at Renjo La Pass will put trekkers to the test.
Also, altitude sickness can occur as the trekkers ascend to higher altitudes. Therefore, we have prepared an itinerary that includes adequate acclimatization days to let your body adjust to high altitude and reduce the risk of illness. A highly experienced and certified guide will accompany you throughout the trek. In case of an emergency, they will arrange the evacuation process and coordinate appropriately with the teams in Kathmandu.
Join us and be a part of this incredible trekking journey to explore the Himalayas in Nepal. However, if you feel this trek does not match your preference, you can always choose alternate packages in the Everest region.
You can go for the 15-Day Everest Gokyo Lake Trek if you’re looking for a relatively easier adventure. You can enjoy the beautiful Gokyo lakes without having to pass the strenuous Renjo La Pass. Sounds easy, right?
Still, want more trekking options? We got one more for you. If you want to challenge yourself and walk on a more adventurous trail, look into the 19-Day Everest Chola Pass Trek. This trek package will take you to the Everest Base Camp by crossing one of the high passes in the Everest region, Cho La Pass.
Whichever itinerary you choose, it will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. If you wish to modify the itinerary, simply inform us of your preferences, and we will tailor it to your liking.