Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trekking-16 Days

Good to Know
  • Duration 16 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 5345.00m
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Group and Private
  • Activities Trekking, Historical and Cultural Excursion
  • Best Season March-June and Sept-Dec


  •  Adventure of a lifetime experience crossing high and scenic Renjo-la pass.
  •  Magnificent Gokyo valley and its emerald glacial lakes with marvelous views.
  •  The grand panorama of peaks from Gokyo Ri with the world’s four highest mountains.
  •  Traverse from the eastern to the western end of Khumbu Valley within the Everest region.
  •  Within lovely Sherpa farm villages enriched with impressive culture and customs

An advantage of booking trip with Trekking Planner Nepal.

  • .Private vehicles pick up and drop off passengers at all airports.
  • First-aid kit box.
  • Trekking Planner’s down jackets, t-shirt, and cap, if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (you should have insurance for emergency evacuation, which will be paid for by your travel insurance company).
  • We use an oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate, and we provide oxygen.
  • Sim cards are provided by our company for travelers, so there won’t be any networking issues.

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.

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.

Travel Insurance.

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.

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:

  • Headache/Dizziness.
  • Nausea/vomiting.
  • tiredness/fatigue.
  • 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.

Important Note

  •  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

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16 Days Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trekking provides standard Itinerary days where some day's walks can be shorter or longer as per your physical fitness, some designated overnight stops can change, due to available rooms and other facilities and etc…….

We will follow the itinerary if its needs to be changed in case of weather, landslides, and difficulties on walks requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decide to hold full authority for Trekking Planner Treks and Expeditions.

    Upon arrival you will be picked up at the international airport in Kathmandu and transferred to the hotel by our airport representative. Later on this evening you will be picked up from your hotel for a cultural dinner. Stay overnight at the hotel.
    Included accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (welcome Dinner)

      Today you have a full day guided sightseeing tour to the Buddhist and Hindu sights in Kathmandu, probably to Durbar Square, then visit "Swyambhunath" a Holy sight of Hinduism and Buddhism also known as "the monkey temple" as a large number of holy monkeys are living in the north-west part of the temple. Next, you will be taken to "Pashupatinath a sacred Hindu temple situated on the bank of the Bagmati River. You will then be driven to "Boddhanath Stupa" one of the biggest and oldest stupas in the world. Later in the afternoon there will be a pre-trip meeting with your trekking guide in your hotel. Our office representative will brief you regarding the trek as well as provide you the opportunity to ask any questions of the upcoming trip. Second overnight in Kathmandu.
      Included accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (Breakfast )

        Today an early morning transfer to the airport for 35min short but scenic fight to the Himalayan foothills where we begin our trek into the Everest region. The views from the plane are stunning, providing dramatic sights of terraced hills and the distant Himalayan giants. After landing at Lukla airport, we walk for 3 hours to the town of Phakding with few up and downs along the Dudh Koshi River. Stay overnight at the tea house in Phakding.
        Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

          Today after breakfast, we continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River, crossing this majestic river numerous times on exciting suspension bridges decorated with prayer flags. After entering Sagamartha National Park, from Larja Dobhan the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Everest region. Stay overnight at a tea house In Namche Bazaar.
          Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

            Today is a rest and acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Namche is a colorful village with many wonderful and interesting shops and vendors, fabulous food, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. An early hike above town, before the clouds move in, reward trekkers with a spectacular Himalayan sunrise and views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, the beautiful Ama Dablam and many more. On the way down, we can visit the Sherpa Museum that houses an exhibit on traditional Sherpa lifestyle and a fabulous photography display by a local Nepalese naturalist. Stay overnight at the tea house.
            Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

              You will climb the Khumjung hill and descend to the east of the village down the broad valley leading the Dudh Koshi from where the route turns to the north. There is a chorten on the ridge top at 3973m which descends from Khumbila (5761m).You will visit Mohang, the birth place of re-incarnate Lama of Rongbuk monastery of Tibet who introduced Buddhism in Khumbu region. The trail descends in a series of steep switchbacks down a sandy slope to the Dush Koshi. Stay over night at the tea house.
              Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                You will climb steeply out of the valley through rhododendron forests. The trail passes through many Kharkas-the summer settlements used to by Sherpas while bringing herds of yaks to graze. The route passes through the settlements of Tongba (3950m), Gyele (3960m). Stay over night at the tea house.
                Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                  From Dole the trail climbs steadily along the side of the valley, rhododendron forest giving way to scrub Juniper as altitude increases you will pass through many summer settlements, used when Yaks are taken to these pastures to graze in the summer months. Ahead of us are excellent views of Cho Oyu while backing down the valley is peaks of Kantiaga and Thamsherku. This is a short day trek and we arrive at Macherma(4410m),around lunch time.
                  Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                    Beyond Machhermo the trail climbs a ridge for an excellent view both down the valley to Kantega and up towards Cho-Oyu (8,153m). Beyond the ridge the valley widens as the trail passes through Pangram at 4,390m. The route descends to the river bank before beginning the climb up to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier. It is a steep climb on the moraine. Afterwards the trail levels out as it follows the valley past a second lake, known as Longponga at 4,690m, where you can find the Lama Foot prints then finally up a boulder-strewn path to Gokyo at 4,750m, on edge of the third lake. Gokyo a small settlement but slowly growing with about 6-8 lodges at present. Gokyo with its glacial lake and the surrounding high snowcapped mountain certainly makes this place one of the gem of Khumbu region. Stay overnight at the tea house.
                    Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                      Today an early morning your guide will take you to the Gokyo Ri (5463m/17923ft) for sunrise view. From here you will have chance to full part of Mt Everest and Cho-yu and lake in the valley and biggest glacier of the named Na-Jumpa glacier. Back to hotel for breakfast and after breakfast in the afternoon you will have chance explore up to the fifth lake passing another forth lake and enjoy the view. Stay overnight at the tea house.
                      Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                        The days walk is rewarding as the top exposes the view of Everest massif in the east, Rolwaling Himal in the west with other snowy peaks towards the north. We begin with a steep climb up to the Renjo-la pass (5345m) before descending to the settlement of Lungden (4380m). There is a chance we will meet Tibetan Traders descending from the Nangpa La pass that leads through the Himalayas from Tibet with their caravans of woolly yaks laden with goods. Stay overnight in Lungpden.
                        Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                          After breakfast today as we walk through a stunning landscape following an old Tibetan trade route to the village to Thame, the birthplace of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, the first man to summit Mt Everest along with Sir Hillary. In the afternoon explore around the Thame village and Monastery. Stay overnight in Thame.
                          Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                            Our trail today first descends to the river before hiking on the gradual and beautiful trail towards the village of Namche Bazaar where we stop for lunch. After lunch we descend even further to Monjo for overnight.
                            Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                              Re-track our steps along the east bank of the Dudh Kosi, we make our final ascent down to Lukla, arriving sometime in the afternoon, after ample time to relax and enjoy the feeling of a job well done. Stay overnight in Lukla.
                              Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                                Walking the short distance to the airport this morning catch the early flight back to Kathmandu as possible (if the weather permitting). On arrival you will transfer to hotel, the rest of the day has been left free to relax and shopping. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
                                Included accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (Breakfast )

                                  Today according to flight time transfers to the airport for your departure flight or join another activity with us.
                                  Included standard meals (Breakfast ) and Tea/Coffee

                                  Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.

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                                  What's Included
                                  • All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle.
                                  • Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant.
                                  • 03 night twin/double shearing accommodation with breakfast at 3 star category hotel in Kathmandu.
                                  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with privet vehicle (entrance fees)..
                                  • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax.
                                  • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card).
                                  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance.
                                  • 02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment.
                                  • We provide assistant guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance walking with group to support where necessary as per the group size.
                                  • Twin shearing best available lodge accommodation in the mountain during the trekking.
                                  • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
                                  • First add kid box.
                                  • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, Ti-shirt, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
                                  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
                                  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trekking(Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible.
                                  • All applicable government and local taxes as per the itinerary.
                                  What's Excluded
                                  •  Your Nepal Visa fees.
                                  •  All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu.
                                  •  Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
                                  •  All the entrance fees to visit monument in Kathmandu.
                                  •  Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation.
                                  •  In case of extra more nights accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary.
                                  •  Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc).
                                  •  The Tips to the trekking crews and drive.
                                  •  Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control.
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                                  Suggested Equipment List

                                  • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag that is to be returned after the trip).
                                  • Day pack.
                                  • Trekking shoes.
                                  • Sports shoes or sandals.
                                  • Sun Hat/cap.
                                  • Warm woolen cap.
                                  • Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket.
                                  • Waterproof Gore-Tex layer.
                                  • Pullover or warm sweeter.
                                  • Raincoat.
                                  • 4/5 pairs of good quality socks.
                                  • Hand gloves.
                                  • 2/3 pairs of trekking trousers.
                                  • 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.
                                  • 3/4 pairs of underwear (non cotton preferred).
                                  • Sun glasses.
                                  • Water bottle.
                                  • 4 season sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it. It is to be returned after the trip).
                                  • Flash or Torch light.
                                  • Camera and batteries.
                                  Client Reviews
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                                    Jiri - EBC-Cho La-Gokyo Valley-Renyo La-Lukla

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                                    Jiri - EBC-Cho La-Gokyo Valley-Renyo La-Lukla

                                    Words cannot express my joy in trekking and my gratitude to Dipak and his team.

                                    A great professional organization, Dipak is helpful with everything from purchasing equipment to testing for covid. Dipak is a wizard who guesses customers' whims before we think about them.

                                    Many thanks to Dhirendra Karki who was my guide. A great guide and a good man. Thanks gentlemen If the Himalayas, then only Trekking Planer :-)

                                    AmigukiPoland,Apr 10, 2022
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                                    Thank you for a wonderful trip to the Himalaya!

                                    I just got back from my 16 day package with Trekking Planner, doing a trek to Gokyo Valley and Renjo La Pass. Dipak and his team did everything to make this a great and super special trip for me, for which I am very thankful. The hotel and sightseeing tour in Kathmandu were very nice and a good start into my vacation. Despite general difficulties with the flights to Lukla, Trekking Planner managed to get me on a helicopter flight for a reasonable price so I could start my trek in time. My guide Suraj was wonderful - fun, knowledgable, and very responsible - and made my experience most memorable. He also paid a lot of attention to my wellbeing in the altitude and the agenda was well balanced so that we would not ascend too quickly. Thus, I felt great throughout the whole trek and enjoyed it very much. Thank you Trekking Planner, I will be back!

                                    LittleBear1702Germany,May 25, 2019
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