Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trekking is one of the famous trekking trail in Everest region.
Mt. Everest is the highest peak in the world which is located at the elevation of 8,848m from the sea level. Located at and within the UNESCO heritage site, Sagarmatha National park, the mountain stands as a testimony to the spirit of the human race and their attempt to conquer nature’s challenge.
Named after Sir George Everest, the British surveyor General of India, Everest is known as Chomolungma in Tibet and Sagarmatha in Nepal. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa from New Zealand and Nepal respectively became the first to scale the highest peak in May 29, 1953.
Then onwards, several others were climbed and put the foot on the peak. Visitors spend several days to complete the Everest trail however, all of them may not have enough time and effort to make a base camp trip, we recommend them to make this cultural trail within 10 days at lower elevation.
Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trekking boasts of the most exotic sceneries, a blend of sherpa and Rai culture ( Sherpa is one of the rich ethnical group inhabit in this region where you can expore their culture, tradition, living style etc.) as we experience the tradition of Sherpa people in their homeland, visiting major monasteries of the region. The trail goes from Gokyo to Renjo La pass and return to Namche.
Day 1 Kathmandu to Lukla and walk to Phakding (2610m) – 4 hours walking
Wake up early in the morning, breakfast at hotel and drive to domestic airport and fly to Lukla ( 2815m), trek to Phakding (2610m). The trial takes you through Dudh (milk) Koshi river and pine forest. We pass small groups of donkeys and yaks carrying trading goods and trek gear along the trial. The allure of the mountain is hard to resist, but we must be patient, as it is very important to acclimatize slowly and thereby fully appreciate our time at high altitude. It is the journey of first step so that needs to go slowly. Overnight at tea house.
Day 2 Phakding to Namche (3440m) – 6 hours walking
The trial climbs up the Dudh Koshi Canyon, crossing from side to side passing the villages of Benkar and Chomou and through forests of blue pine, fir and juniper. Between 3600m and 4200m birch and rhododendron predominate. Solid villages with dry stone walls of the type and the Lake District can be seen running down from the high meadows. After registering the name of tourist at Jorsale, the trial undulates along the valley up to the confluence of Bhotekoshi and Dudh Koshi. This part of the trial is virtually sunless and notoriously cold and windy, the wind funneling down the gorges of both rivers. From this point, you begin the final step to Namche Bazaar.Along the trial, you can explore the Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse and Mt. Lhotse etc. Overnight rest at Namche bazaar.
Day 3 Namche rest
A rest day for acclimatization, which is situated in a sheltered horseshoe shaped basin high above the Bhote Koshi Gorge.Terraced houses cling to the hillside.It is as developed town where banking facilities also available.
Day 4 Namche to Phortche Thanga (3680m)[4 hrs]
Climb the hill to Khumjung and descend to the east of the village down the broad valley leading to the Dudh Koshi. The route then turns north goes steeply up offers spectacular views.
Day 5 Phortche Thanga to Dole (4200m) [4 hrs]
A short hiking for acclimation to the altitude. The train climbs steeply out of the valley through rhododendron forests which give way to fragrant stands of juniper and large conifers as the elevation increases. At the time of rhododendron blooming ( in spring) then area seems beautiful. The route passes a herders’ hut at Tongba (3950m) then arrive gently to Dole.
Day 6 Dole to Machhermo (4470m) [5 hrs]
The trial goes steeply through juniper forest to Luza (4360m). The trial then climbs along the side of the valley, high above the river, crossing sandy spurs to Machhermo.
Day 7 Machhermo to Gokyo(4790m) [4 hrs]
Beyond Machhermo the trial climbs a ridge for an excellent view both down the valley to Kantega and upwards Cho Oyu. The path slowly goes up and arrives at Panka then further climb to a large cave area known as Nilibuk. After having a lunch, the trial climbs steeply along a narrow crafted staitcase trial.
Day 8 Gokyo rest
The views around Gokyo are tremendous. To see best view, climb Gokyo Ri (5357m), small peak above the lake. Two hour climbing leads you to the peak for trenmedous views of Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse and Tawachee.
Day 9 Gokyo to Renjola pass (5345m) – Lunde (4300m) [8 hrs]– 5 hours walking
After breakfast at 07:30, the trek starts at around 08:00 to cross Renjola (5345m) on the otherside of the lake. After the pass, you will be dropped down with the help of rope and descend to Lunde. This beautiful alpine valley offers magnificient views of Everest and nearby mountain and the route was used for yak caravan all the way to Namche.
Day 10 Lunde – Thame (3840m) [3 hrs]– 5 hours walking
After breakfast, the trek starts and goes through amazing views of snow peaks. We may encounter with Tibetan traders along the way of picturesque of a rare lifestyle. A 150m above from Thami, a beautiful monastry can be visited and explore the home of Lama and lay people. And at the middle of the May each year, there will be a festival held called Mani Rimdu – spring celebration.
Day 11 Thame-Namche Bazaar (3445m) – 5 hours walking
After breakfast at 07:30, trek commences and descend down to Namche Bazaar.
Day 12 Namche bazaar to Lukla (2800m) – [7 hrs]
The steps will be retraced to Lukla, the ending point of trek, overnight rest and leaving the footprint.
Day 13 Lukla to Kathmandu
Morning after breakfast, walking a short onto the Lukla airstrip and fly to Kathmandu airport. And then transfer to Kathmandu hotel, overnight at hotel.
Day 14 Departure
Departure to your onward destination.
- Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight
- Accomodation and meals during the trek at tea houses
- Conservation permit and TIMS
- English Spoken Guide
- Necessary porters
- Domestic airport pick up & drop
- Staff allowance and their insurance
- Arrival pick up and departure transfer
- Three over night Kathmandu hotel
- Beverages & Bar bills
- Personal expenses
- Insurance in case of emergency ( Like helicopter rescue)
- Airport Taxes
- Tipping & other expenses like donation to any party
- Meals during the stay in Kathmandu
- Delay due to weather or loss due to the situation beyond our control
Trip Start From:
Trip End In:
Kathmandu- Namche- Thame - Gokyo - Renjo La - Lukla
Conservation, VMEP and TIMS
September to November and March to May