Trip Introduction: 16 Days Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trekking
16 Daya Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trekking takes you away from the mainstream trekking trail and provides you with exclusive experience of trekking in the less traveled, thus quaint, trekking destination in the Everest Region. You have the view of snowy mountains and its landscapes, terraces, lakes and valleys, unparallel culture and traditions as well as diverse biotic, flora and fauna of the Gokyo Valley. Joining 16 days Gokyo Renjo La Pass trekking you shall explore the delightful turquoise lakes protected by silver mountains, Gokyo village perched on the bank of one of those lakes, the marvelous view from one of the challenging passes in the region and get insight into the rich Sherpa culture and tradition.
The exploration of a unique blend of Nepalese Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism, culture, tradition and lifestyle of aboriginal Sherpa people are some of the other highlights of Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trekking beside the marvelous views and natural diversity. Beginning with the flight to Lukla and exploring the villages of Chauri kharka, Phakding and Namche Bazaar, trekkers stay for acclimatization in the historical trading hub of Namche. Exploration through the villages of Dole, Machhermo, Gokyo leads us to the Gokyo Ri, the peak with extraordinary scenery to witness.
Get yourself soaked in the mysterious and 360 degree panoramic view of mountains including Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Cho-Oyu (8201m), Makalu (8585m), Ama Dablam (6812m), Thame Peak and others besides the view of Ngozomba Glacier, the largest glacier in the Himalayas, and the unique Gokyo village among others. Climb to the challenging Renjo La Pass (5345m), another viewpoint in the trail which provides yet another surreal scenery of the Himalayas to the trekkers as a reward to their strenuous trekking in the region. In the trekking trail expect to have the glimpses of rare species such as Musk Deer, Wild Mountain goat, Snow Leopard, Lophophorous, Mountain Hawk and others. Locals believe in the existence of Yeti (you may hear several fairytales related to it) as well. You may witness it as well, you never know! You can enjoy the traditional Sherpa dance and experience traditional lifestyle through home-stay or interaction with the locals. After the exploration of the region we retrace our path and head for Thame, then trek to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.
Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trekking is full of diversity; from monasteries clad with prayer flags and scribbles to the suspension bridges, and from the majestic Himalayas to cultural heritage of local inhabitants, you get to experience many things in a single trek. Join the trekking team of Nepal Trekking Planner during the season of September to November and March to May for best trekking experience in the region. Experience the professional service and exceptional hospitality of our team and the feel the warmth of the ever-smiling locals. Discover yourself in this wonder-world in a hassle-free and entertaining trekking expedition in the mountains of Nepal.
- Trip departures are available every day of the year.
- This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip per your need, please contact us.
- This trip is available on both Fixed Departure and Private Group Basis.
- This trip can be booked privately if you’re traveling solo or with your family.
- Have a big group? We can accommodate all of your needs.
- We can help you make it fit your budget.
- We accept instant bookings and online payment
Climate and Weather
Himalayan climate can be unpredictable sometimes even in good best seasons, where April and May to first week of June will be the best time during spring times, when days are longer with enough sunlight hours.
Morning and nighttime as well in shade can be cold and much freezing temperatures around higher areas above 3,000 m.
Other months from September to November another great times for treks around Kanchenjunga base camp and other areas of Himalaya, when days are clear for views and to summit the top of the peak, although much colder months of autumn season with extreme cold during morning and night time, where sunlight is much shorter.
Best Seasons for Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trekking
16 Days Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trekking can be done nearly all months of the year. However, the best time is from March to May, in spring season, and from mid- September till December, months during autumn and pre-winter season.
March to May is lovely time with enough day lights and sunshine. When high hills with forest of tall trees and bush of rhododendron will be in full bloom with other wildflowers, make this trek more interesting and special.
Most days are clear from morning till late afternoon, can get cloudy sometimes with chance of snows around higher elevation, cold in the morning and nighttime (not adding extra wind-chill factors).
Mid-September to December during autumn/fall season where most days are crystal clear from morning till midafternoon but with short day lights, much colder and freezing temperatures in the morning and night as well in shades, away from sun lights (not adding extra wind-chill factors).
Some people might be interested to trek during low season of wet monsoon. Most days are cloudy that obstructs views of peaks, encountering less and few numbers of trekkers during rainy season of Mid June till Mid-September, but very lush and greens with enough moistures that supports with more oxygen to help acclimatization, days are longer with sunlight due to summer and monsoon season around Nepal and other Himalayan destinations much warmer than other seasons of spring and autumn.
Local Culture and Religion
Sherpa are the natives of Everest and other higher Himalayan region, the word “Sherpa” comes from Tibetan language. As East for Sher and Pa means people, where Sherpa migrated around high Himalaya of Nepal around Mid-East and Far Eastern Himalaya range from Eastern parts of Tibet.
Way back more than 400 years of history, the Sherpa normally are farmers and livestock herding like cows and yaks interwoven with strong Buddhism religion and fascinating cultures that you can witness walking around villages.
In every Sherpa villages, one can find a monastery, some are older of more than 500 years like the “monastery of Thame and Pangboche villages”, whereas the famous monastery of Thyangboche was much older which was destroyed by huge fire in 1991 and been built to its original shapes.
As you walk from a village to another, you will come across many prayer walls and religious monuments of Stupas (dome), with rows of spinning prayer wheels.
Sherpa men-folks were the earlier pioneers as mountain and trekking guides and still held the post till present.
Nepal Trekking Planner strongly advises and recommends all clients to purchase Travel as well Medical Insurance against unforeseen circumstances that might arise or occur during your Himalayan holidays, where Travel and Medical Insurance should obtain through World Nomads Travel Insurance for your upcoming holiday in Nepal Himalayan destinations.
Whilst all our hikes, trekking, tour programs with itineraries where accommodation are all set in respective Hotels/Lodge/Home Stay, Guest House and Resorts even camping in some remote area as per the set program itinerary. Some days could be longer or could be shorter depending upon the fitness of the clients, availability of vehicle on time, flight delay, cancellation, unfavorable bad weather and roads or trail condition. Nepal Trekking Planner request Clients on booking to acquire Travel and Medical Insurance is compulsory undertaking any tour and treks. It should include adequate protection for tour/treks duration to cover personal injury, death, medical expenses and repatriation expenses in any means of transportation on emergency evacuation such as helicopter rescue, air ambulance and adequate cover for baggage.
In this situation your selected and chosen tour destination may differ from the program itineraries. In rare cases we might even have to reroute or cancel the trips as per the political, riot, bad weather, broken road or trail condition and porter's situation and condition. The company has the right to cancel the trips due to unavoidable condition and beyond our control . In this case, please bear with us we will try our best to adjust the itinerary trips as best as possible for your convenience.
Altitude Sickness can affect anyone. At high altitude, the decrease in atmospheric pressure makes breathing difficult due to less oxygen. Mainly, it happens above 3300m (10,000ft). Signs and symptoms are as follows:
- Sleepy but can’t sleep.
- Loss of appetite.
Prevention for this is to dress warmly as per weather conditions, drink plenty of water, eat well, and walk slowly. It is a good idea to climb higher than you sleep. Keep hydrated and make sure you avoid alcohol.
Washing and Toilet facilities for the Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trekking
All guest houses offer hot showers, which can be a shower stall or a bucket of hot water. Please note that at high altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated for ecological reasons. Every lodge has some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water is frozen simply ask your guide to get warm bowl of water.
Toilets are mainly Asian style squat toilets. Toilets are outside of your room. You are in the mountains: Cleanliness will vary. You should not throw toilet paper in the toilet. Instead use rubbish bin that is kept inside the toilet room.