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The Gokyo and Renjo La Pass Trek is a mesmerizing adventure through the Everest region of Nepal, renowned for its stunning vistas, serene lakes, and thrilling mountain passes. Spanning across approximately 14 days, this trek offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and challenging trails that captivate trekkers seeking an unforgettable Himalayan experience.

Gokyo and Renjo La Pass Trek
Gokyo and Renjo La Pass Trek

Gokyo and Renjo La Pass Trek Highlights:

  • Scenic Flight to Lukla: The journey kicks off with a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, providing an aerial view of the Himalayas before landing on one of the world’s most adventurous airstrips.
  • Namche Bazaar: As the gateway to Everest, Namche Bazaar offers a vibrant atmosphere with colorful markets, charming tea houses, and the opportunity to learn about Sherpa culture and history at the Sherpa Museum.
  • Gokyo Lakes: Trekking towards Gokyo reveals a chain of glacial lakes reflecting the towering peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and others, presenting an awe-inspiring sight amidst the tranquil surroundings.
  • Gokyo Ri: A challenging but rewarding hike up Gokyo Ri provides panoramic views of the world’s highest peaks, showcasing a breathtaking panorama that includes the shimmering lakes below.
  • Renjo La Pass: Crossing the Renjo La Pass is an exhilarating feat, offering breathtaking views of Everest and surrounding peaks. The high altitude and stunning scenery make this a memorable part of the trek.
  • Cultural Encounters: Throughout the journey, encounters with local Sherpa communities offer insights into their unique way of life, traditions, and warm hospitality.

Gokyo and Renjo La Pass Trek Difficulty:

The trek is considered moderate to challenging due to its high altitude and several steep ascents and descents, particularly while crossing Renjo La Pass. Adequate acclimatization days and physical fitness are crucial for an enjoyable and safe experience.


  • Physical Conditioning: Preparing with cardio exercises and endurance training is recommended to cope with the trek’s demands.
  • Altitude Acclimatization: The itinerary includes strategic acclimatization days to minimize the risks of altitude-related illnesses.
  • Packing Essentials: Proper trekking gear, including sturdy boots, warm clothing, a good backpack, water purification tablets, and a sleeping bag suitable for cold temperatures, is essential.

Gokyo and Renjo La Pass Trek Difficulty and Considerations:

  • Altitude: The trek involves altitudes up to 5,360m at Renjo La Pass, requiring proper acclimatization and awareness of altitude sickness symptoms.
  • Terrain: Varied terrain includes steep ascents, descents, rocky paths, and occasional narrow trails.
  • Weather: Weather conditions can change rapidly; packing suitable gear for varying temperatures is essential.

Absolutely, let’s dive deeper into the detailed preparations for the Gokyo and Renjo La Pass Trek:

Physical Conditioning:

  1. Cardiovascular Endurance:
    • Training Routine: Engage in regular cardio exercises like hiking, running, cycling, or swimming at least 2-3 months before the trek. Aim for 3-5 sessions per week, gradually increasing intensity and duration.
  2. Strength and Flexibility:
    • Leg Strength: Focus on exercises that strengthen your legs, such as squats, lunges, and calf raises. This helps endure long uphill and downhill sections.
    • Core Strength: Strengthen your core with planks, crunches, and yoga to improve balance and stability on uneven terrains.

Altitude Acclimatization:

  1. Pre-Trek Acclimatization:
    • Stay in Kathmandu: Spend a few days in Kathmandu (1,400m) to acclimatize before flying to Lukla (2,860m).
    • Gradual Ascent: The trek itinerary is designed to allow gradual altitude gain, including acclimatization days in Namche Bazaar and Gokyo.

Packing Essentials:

  1. Clothing:
    • Layering System: Pack moisture-wicking base layers, insulating mid-layers, and a waterproof outer shell. Include warm gloves, a beanie, and a buff or scarf for added warmth.
    • Hiking Pants: Bring lightweight, quick-drying hiking pants and thermal leggings for colder days.
    • Footwear: High-quality, well-fitted trekking boots with ankle support are crucial. Break them in before the trek to avoid blisters.
  2. Equipment:
    • Backpack: Choose a comfortable, properly fitted backpack with a capacity of around 40-50 liters for carrying essentials.
    • Sleeping Bag: Carry a sleeping bag suitable for temperatures below freezing.
    • Trekking Poles: Consider trekking poles for stability and support, especially during steep ascents and descents.
    • Water Purification: Bring water purification tablets or a filtration system for safe drinking water.
  3. First-Aid Kit:
    • Medications: Include medications for altitude sickness, pain relief, stomach issues, blister treatment, and any personal prescriptions.

Mental Preparation:

  1. Mindset:
    • Awareness of Challenges: Acknowledge the physical and mental challenges of trekking at altitude, be prepared for unpredictable weather, and embrace the journey’s difficulties.
    • Patience and Adaptability: Maintain a positive attitude, stay patient, and be adaptable to changing conditions.

Health and Safety:

  1. Consultation and Insurance:
    • Medical Consultation: Consult a doctor for a thorough health check-up and advice on altitude-related issues.
    • Travel Insurance: Purchase comprehensive travel insurance covering high-altitude trekking, including emergency evacuation.
  2. Hydration and Nutrition:
    • Hydration: Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated at high altitudes, even if you don’t feel thirsty.
    • Nutrition: Carry high-energy snacks like nuts, dried fruits, energy bars, and chocolates for quick energy boosts.

Local Guide/Porter:

  1. Guide/Porter Consideration:
    • Local Support: Consider hiring a local guide or porter for safety, navigation, and cultural insights. They also help alleviate the burden of carrying heavy loads.

Permits and Documentation:

  1. Permits:
    • TIMS and Park Permit: Obtain the TIMS card and Sagarmatha National Park permit before commencing the trek.

Environmental Responsibility:

  1. Leave No Trace:
    • Responsible Trekking: Follow Leave No Trace principles to minimize environmental impact. Dispose of waste properly and respect local customs.

Final Checks:

  1. Equipment Inspection:
    • Gear Check: Ensure all gear, including clothing, equipment, and personal items, are in good condition and properly packed.
    • Weight Management: Keep your backpack weight manageable for comfortable trekking.

Thorough preparation involving physical training, mental readiness, proper gear selection, altitude acclimatization, and consideration of safety measures significantly enhances the likelihood of a successful and enjoyable Gokyo and Renjo La Pass Trek. Attention to detail and prior planning contribute to a safer and more fulfilling experience amidst the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Everest region.

The Gokyo and Renjo La Pass Trek offers a magnificent blend of natural beauty, cultural exploration, and physical challenge, making it an extraordinary journey that leaves trekkers in awe of the majestic Himalayas and the rich Sherpa culture. This trek promises an adventure of a lifetime for those seeking an immersive Himalayan experience. The Gokyo and Renjo La Pass Trek offers a diverse and awe-inspiring journey through the heart of the Everest region, presenting trekkers with breathtaking landscapes, cultural encounters, and the challenge of crossing high mountain passes. It’s an adventure that combines natural beauty, cultural immersion, and physical exertion, promising an unforgettable experience amidst the majestic Himalayas.

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  • Scenic Flight: Thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla offers stunning aerial views of the Himalayas.
  • Namche Bazaar: Bustling town with vibrant markets and a gateway to Everest, boasting Sherpa culture and the Sherpa Museum.
  • Gokyo Lakes: Turquoise lakes nestled amidst towering peaks like Everest, reflecting an ethereal beauty.
  • Gokyo Ri: Challenging ascent to Gokyo Ri for unparalleled panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, and Cho Oyu.
  • Renjo La Pass: Cross this exhilarating pass for breathtaking vistas of Everest and surrounding peaks.
  • Sherpa Villages: Encounters with Sherpa communities, offering insights into their unique culture and warm hospitality.
  • Varied Landscapes: Trekking through forests, valleys, and alpine landscapes with diverse flora and fauna.
  • Acclimatization Stops: Strategically placed rest days for altitude adjustment and exploration of charming villages.
  • Spectacular Sunrises: Magnificent sunrise views from vantage points like Gokyo Ri that leave a lasting impression.
  • Return Journey: Retracing steps through familiar trails with new perspectives and unforgettable memories.


  • Airport Pick up and Drop by Private Car (Not Taxi) upon arrival and departure
  • Hotel Accomodation (Shared Room for Minimum 2 Pax and Single Room for Private Trip) in Kathmandu & in Tea Houses as per Itinerary
  • All clean Standard Teahouses (Shared Room for Minimum 2 Pax and Single Room for Private Trip) in Lukla, Phakding, Namchebazzar, Dole, Machhermo, Gokyo, Thaknak, Dzongla, Lobuche & Ghorakshep as per Package booked
  • Overland transport from Kathmandu to Ramechap (both ways)
  • Flight Ticket from Ramechap to Lukla (both ways)
  • Meals 3 x a day as per mentioned in Itinerary
  • Company Duffle Bag
  • Seasonal Fruits during trekking
  • Professional Experienced Licensed English Speaking Guide
  • Porter (1 Porter for 2 People with maximum luggage 25 kgs)
  • Sagarmatha National Park Trekking Permit & Government Tax
  • Nepal Visa Online Application Service
  • Emergency Evacuation Management / Service by Horse or Helicopter
  • Farewell Dinner before Departure
  • Official Trekking Certificate from our Company
  • Flight ticket to Nepal
  • Tourist Visa On Arrival Fee --> 15 Days = USD 30, 30 Days = USD 50
  • Tips for Guide & Porter
  • Extra Accommodation which is caused by your early arrival or late departure other than the trek date, and if you are back to Kathmandu early from the trek due to any problem or rescue (other personal reasons).
  • Extra Airport transfer cost if you have to return back from Kathmandu/Ramechap airport to hotel again and again go to Lukla airport because of weather problem (flight cancellation)
  • Horse Rent / Helicopter Cost/Expenses for Emergency Evacuation or Personal Request
  • Personal Expenses for trekking such as mountain gear or equipments, shopping, wifi/nepal simcard, phone/battery charge, hot water/shower, extra personal meals, drinks (mineral water), snacks, laundry etc
  • Other Personal Expenses which are not included in the above facilities.


Day 01 : Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu (1,400 m) and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at a Hotel

Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu (1,400 m), you'll be greeted and transferred to your hotel. Take this day to relax and acclimate to the new surroundings. Overnight stay at a comfortable hotel, preparing for the adventurous journey ahead.

Day 02 : Fly to Lukla (2,840 m) from Kathmandu – 35 minutes or drive to Manthali – 5 to 6 hours and take – 20 minutes flight to Lukla, and then trek to Phakding (2,610 m), – 3 to 4 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Embark on a scenic 35-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840 m). Alternatively, a 5 to 6-hour drive to Manthali followed by a 20-minute flight to Lukla is an option. From Lukla, begin the trek to Phakding (2,610 m), a 3 to 4-hour hike through picturesque landscapes. Overnight stay at a cozy guesthouse.

Day 03 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) from Phakding – 5 to 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Today's trek takes you to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m), a journey lasting 5 to 6 hours. Enjoy the stunning views while ascending through trails adorned with rhododendron forests and charming Sherpa villages. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Namche Bazaar.

Day 04 : Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar. Hiking to Everest View Hotel (3,880 m) and back. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Take a well-deserved day to acclimate to the altitude in Namche Bazaar. Embark on a hike to Everest View Hotel (3,880 m) and relish breathtaking panoramic vistas of the Everest region. Return to Namche Bazaar for another comfortable night at the guesthouse.

Day 05 : Trek to Dole (4,200 m) from Namche Bazaar – 6 to 7 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

The trek to Dole (4,200 m) lasts approximately 6 to 7 hours. Traverse trails that offer magnificent views of snow-capped peaks and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the Himalayas. Rest and rejuvenate at a guesthouse in Dole.

Day 06 : Trek to Machherma (4,470 m) from Dole – 5 to 6 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Today's journey involves a 5 to 6-hour trek to Machherma (4,470 m). As you ascend higher, witness the changing landscapes and the serene beauty of the region. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Machherma.

Day 07 : Trek to Gokyo (4,800 m) from Machherma – 5 to 6 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Embark on a 5 to 6-hour trek to Gokyo (4,800 m), reaching this stunning location nestled near the Gokyo Lakes. Experience the serene ambiance of this high-altitude haven. Spend the night at a guesthouse in Gokyo.

Day 08 : Trek to Gokyo Ri (5,483 m) and Back to Gokyo – 5 to 6 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Today, trek to Gokyo Ri (5,483 m) for awe-inspiring panoramic views of the Himalayas. After soaking in the scenery, return to Gokyo for another night at the guesthouse.

Day 09 : Trek to Lunden (4,300 m) from Gokyo via crossing Renjo La Pass (5,340 m) – 7 to 8 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

A challenging day awaits as you trek to Lunden (4,300 m) via the Renjo La Pass (5,340 m). The 7 to 8-hour trek offers thrilling vistas and a sense of accomplishment. Relax at a guesthouse in Lunden.

Day 10 : Trek to Thame (3,800 m) from Lunden – 4 to 5 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Enjoy a 4 to 5-hour trek to Thame (3,800 m), a picturesque village adorned with Tibetan culture. Spend the night at a guesthouse in Thame.

Day 11 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) from Thame – 3 to 4 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Today's trek takes you back to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) in 3 to 4 hours. Enjoy the familiar trails and settle in for the night at a guesthouse.

Day 12 : Trek to Lukla (2,840 m) from Namche Bazaar – 5 to 6 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Trek for 5 to 6 hours from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,840 m), relishing the last glimpses of the majestic landscapes. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 13 : Fly to Kathmandu – 35 minutes or Manthali/Ramechhap – 20 minutes from Lukla (2,840 m) and same-day drive to Kathmandu – 5 to 6 hours. Overnight at a Hotel.

Fly back to Kathmandu or take a flight to Manthali/Ramechhap followed by a drive to Kathmandu. Spend your last night in Kathmandu at a comfortable hotel, reminiscing about the incredible journey.

Day 14 : Transfer to the international airport for your final departure.

Transfer to the international airport for your final departure, carrying unforgettable memories of the Everest region's beauty and adventure.


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