Gokyo lake and Renjo pass Trekking

Gokyo lake and Renjo pass Trekking

The classic walk has clear cut goal to see Mt Everest. Many people find the sights along the way rival the climatic views of the world’s highest mountains Solukhumbhu, the home of legendary sherpas. the northern part of solukhumbu area is encompassed in the Everest national park, which was established to protect the fragile environment of this alpine region. To the east of Everest national park is the Makalu Barun national park, a remote and wild stretch of mountain peaks and deep densely forested valleys. To the west is Rolwaling valley, a well protected microcosm of cultures and ecology. Beside Everest there are three other 8000m peaks Lhotse(8516m) Makalu(8463m), Choyo(8201m)and in addition numerous other peaks of lesser altitude but no less stunning. Add to this glacial lakes, rhododendron forests, native flora and fauna, traditional villages and ancient Buddhist monasteries, all go to make this region a spectacular destination.

Gokyo valley is located in the west part of Khumbu and it is far less developed and crowded than its better known neighbour to the east. In fact, Gokyo valley has one traditional permanent settlement.

Gokyo Lake (4800m/15748 feet) Renjo la pass (5360m/17585feet) trekking is no doubt one of the most spectacular mountain areas in Everest region. This trek starts at the Lukla (2828m/9278 feet) and follows the Dudh Koshi valley which climbs up to the Sherpa capital of Namche. The trail to Gokyo is a gradual ascent up the valley passes through the patches of birch and rhododendron forest where the indescribable musk deer can sometimes be seen. Through small yak-grazing settlements, we reach to Gokyo lakes. An excursion to the Gokyo fourth and fifth lakes would be an attraction in Gokyo Valley. The Ngozumpa Glacier is the largest in the Nepal Himalayas. The Gokyo Ri (5330m/17487 feet) is considered as the best view point in the Everest Region. The incredible sceneries including magnificent views of Everest (8848m), Makalu (8463m), Cho Oyo (8201m),Lhotse (8516m) , Gyachung Kang (7922m) and other mountains. Set among breath-taking high mountain surroundings, the route leads through the Khumbu the motherland of Sherpa. The Renjo-La pass (5360m/17585feet) trek is crossing from Gokyo valley or Lumden. Renjo la pass gives an alternative way to the Gokyo trek making a circuit. Renjo la pass provides a lifetime memory of panoramic views of the Everest and others Himalayan range. The Renjo-La Pass route is off the usual beaten track. At the pass, a great view of the Gokyo lakes on one side, the Rermo Pokhari lakes on the other side, and a numerous of snowy peaks are in the background, which provide as incredible atmosphere.

People and culture
Sherpas are main ethnic group who lives around in this region. This is their heart land and their influence is to be seen everywhere from their traditional dress to their distinctive houses and monasteries. There are also minorities of various other groups. Like Rai, Tamang, Braman and Chhetri.

Flora and Fauna
Up to 4000m you will find dense stands of forest including pine, oak and the spectacular flowering rhododendrons. In spring all the hills are riot of colours. There is a good chance of seeing wildlife, mostly of them are birds. If you are lucky, you may will see musk deer, barking deer and Himalayan Thar.

Trip Facts

Duration: 15 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Moderate

Trekking Destination:: Gokyo lake and Renjo pass Trekking

Group Size:: 01-07 pax

Highest Altitude on Trek:: 5360m

Transportation:: By private transport and by air

Type of Tour:: Teahouse

Seasons: All the year

Trip Cost :: $975

Day 1 : Arrival and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 2 : Fly out from Kathmandu to Lukla then trek to Phakding(2652m)3-4 hrs of trek

Day 3 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar ( 3446m) 6-7 hrs of trek

Day 4 : Acclimatization day, visit Buddhist monastery, museum and other surroundings.5-6hrs of trek

Day 5 : Namche Bazaar to Mongla(3970m) to Phortse Thanga- Dole(4038m) 4-5 hrs trek

Day 6 : Trek to Machhermo (4465m) 4-5 hrs of trek

Day 7 : Trek to Gokyo Lake (4720m) 5 hrs of trek

Day 8 : Rest day or Explore to Gokyori or trek to 5th lake and return back to Lukla. 6-7 hrs of trek

Day 9 : Gokyo lake to Lunden (4300m) via Renjo pass 6-7 hours walking

Day 10 : Lunden to Thami village (3800m) 6 hours walking

Day 11 : Thami village to Monjo or to Phakding (2652m) 6-7 hrs of trek

Day 12 : Trek back to Lukla (2827m)(Trekking: approx 3½ hours) 4 hrs of trek

Day 13 : Lukla to Kathmandu by air (1360m)

Day 14 : Free day in kathmandu or self visiting around the valley

Day 15 : Tour ends ( departure for onwards destination)

Click here to read detail day to day itinerary

Cost Include(s)

Cost Include(s)
A)Airport Pickup and Drop by private transport (International & Domestic flight)
B)3 night hotel in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast (Centrally located , Room with    attach bathroom and hot and cold shower)
C)11 nights 12 days trekking in lodges( Lodges are Simple but clean enough and has a hot and cold shower)
D)Everest National Park fee with TIMS card( Trekking management information system) we need one photograph each for permit.
E)One experience Trekking guide (trained by Ministry of tourism), one trekking  porter between every two person(our trekking porter will carry maximum 22-24 k.g.) and their meal/ accommodation/transportation/salary/insurance/equipments are included in price.
F)Domestic Airfare (Kathmandu to Lukla, Lukla to Kathmandu )
G)Domestic airport tax
H)Airfare for trekking guide
I)Trekking map for Everest Region
J)Sleeping bag  for trekking
K)First aid kit box
L)All the govt tax

Cost Exclude(s)

Package Price Excludes:
A)Personal bar bill, travel insurance/International airfare.
B)Items of personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, tips etc.
C)Nepal entry visa fee US$ 40 (duration 30 days from date of issue)- Available at Royal Nepalese Embassies and Royal Nepalese Consulates abroad or on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
D)Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley and All the entrance fees of temple in Kathmandu valley
E)All the meals during the trek Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner ( Allow US$ 275 Per person for trekking)
F)Tipping for trekking guide and trekking porter.
G)Hot shower during the trek and it cost US$3Per shower

 We will offer special rates for Tour Operater and Wholeseller.

Related Trips

Client Reviews

Hard Rock Treks & Expedition came highly recommended and lived up to our high expectations. The entire staff was very professional and strove to meet our needs. Our guide Birbahadur was a cheerful traveling companion who did everything he could to show us the best of the Everest Trek. Our safety and comfort was

Read Reviews Write a review

Quick Inquiry