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    Want to explore the Everest Region but with a different perspective? Then this Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass trek is the thing for you. This journey offers an entirely different experience through the heart of the Khumbu Region.

    At a Glance

    • Destination
      Nepal
    • Durations
      14 days
    • Trip Difficulty
      Moderate
    • Activities
      Trekking
    • Accommodation
      Hotel/Guesthouse
    • Meals
      B.L.D
    • Max.altitude
      5360m.
    • Group Size
      Min. 1 Pax
    • Best Time
      March - May and Sept - Dec.

    Message Regarding flight to/from Lukla

    During the peak seasons for the Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass Trek (March to May and September to November), all the Lukla flights will be operated from the Manthali Airport due to congestion at Tribhuvan Airport.

    Trip Overview

    This journey focuses on mesmerizing mountain landscapes, glacial lakes, and a high-altitude pass. This also combines the stunning beauty of Gokyo Lakes with the challenge of crossing the Renjo La Pass, offering enthralling views of some of the world's highest peaks.

    The Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass Trek offers a journey through the less-traveled paths of the Everest region. Being off the mainstream trails, it provides a more exotic and less crowded experience. Moreover, the scenery along this route is arguably more stunning than that of the classic Everest Base Camp trek. The trek is situated in the Solukhumbu District of Nepal, within the boundaries of Sagarmatha National Park. A highlight of this adventure includes crossing one of the highest passes, known as Renjo La

    The region is home to the local people of Sherpas, and other ethnic communities. These people are living in harmony and have a friendly hospitable nature. People from these communities have opened guesthouses and lodges along these routes, offering comfortable and hygienic stays.

    The Renjo La Pass is the highest destination on this trek, offering an incredible view of the Everest range.

    From this viewpoint, you’ll get a great view of the Gokyo lakes with snowy peaks in the backdrop. This pass was once a trade route to Tibet where the Sherpas would walk across Nangpa La. You’ll also have a chance to view Mt Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Aba Dablam, and other snow-capped peaks of the region. Also, you might be able to witness some endangered species like red pandas, snow leopards, and many more.

    With the Nepal Hiking Team, we assure you that the Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass trek will be the experience of a lifetime. It is a great option for those looking for a less crowded, more off-beaten path trekking experience.

    Main Features of Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass Trek

    • Take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, one of the highest-altitude airports in the world.
    • Experience the rich culture of the Sherpas, their warm hospitality, and their unique way of life as you journey through traditional Sherpa villages.
    • Dwell in the wilderness inside the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    • Indulge yourself in the local sherpa and Tibetan cuisines and taste the traditional spices used by the ethnic people.
    • Get awe-struck at the beauty of the Ngozumpa glacier, the largest glacier in the Nepalese 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.
    • Walk across the challenging Renjo La Pass and feel the rewarding feeling of achievement.
    • Visit the ancient Buddhist monasteries in the Thame Valley.
    • Enjoy the peace and solitude of the Himalayas as you trek through remote and unspoiled landscapes, far from the crowds.

    Route Summary of Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass Trek

    As you land at the Tribhuvan International Airport, one of our representatives will greet you from the Nepal Hiking Team. You'll then be transferred to the hotel in Kathmandu and for the rest of the evening, you can either relax or explore on your own.

    Your journey will initiate with a flight from Kathmandu/Ramechhap to Lukla, where you’ll set foot on the trail for the first time. The first part of the trek is relatively easy as you will make your way through beautiful forests to a small village called Phakding. Exploring the Sagarmatha National Park, you will hike to the bustling town of Namche Bazaar. Here, you'll let your body acclimate to the high altitude and hike up to Everest View Hotel. You can also stroll around the village and visit the Sherpa Museum as well.

    After taking a day to acclimatize in Namche, you will continue your journey to the beautiful villages of Dole and Machhermo. As you reach the stunning Gokyo Lakes, you’ll 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 elevation, and reach Lunden. You’ll 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 there.

    Finally, you'll fly back to Kathmandu to bring your unforgettable journey in the Nepalese Himalayas to a close. Before heading back home, you'll take a day to relax or explore Kathmandu.

    If you also wish to go on this thrilling trek, then you can contact the Nepal Hiking Trek (NHT). We customize any treks as per your preference and have experienced guides to assist you in your journey.

    Itinerary

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    Cost Includes

    • All ground transportation in a private vehicle, including airport transfers
    • Two nights of accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu
    • Three daily meals accompanied by tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
    • Best available twin-sharing lodges for accommodation during the trek; private bathrooms with hot showers are provided at Phakding, Namche, and Lukla
    • Seasonal fruit snacks during the trek
    • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide; porters (one porter for every two people), including their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment; accident insurance for all staff
    • Round-trip flights between Kathmandu and Lukla, including departure taxes
    • Use of a down jacket and sleeping bag while trekking
    • A duffle bag for trekking
    • A trekking map and trip achievement certificate
    • A first-aid medicine kit
    • All required permits for the trek
    • Government taxes and office service charges

    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 and Date

    Start Dates refer to your arrival date in Nepal. End Dates correspond to your return date from Nepal.

    The Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass Trek set departure dates are tailored for the group joining option. If the -days Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass Trek departure dates don't fit your schedule, we can include alternative dates that better suit your needs.

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