Gokyo Renja La Pass Trekking is one of the most amazing treks of Khumbu Region that offers the trekkers so many things to do during their journey. What makes it quite distinct from other treks is Gokyo Ri, a peak that the trekkers climb during their visit to Gokyo.
Gokyo Valley is one of the most interesting places in the Khumbu Region as it is the home of numerous culturally and historically significant villages. The valley also has a very popular complex of lakes known as Gokyo Lakes, and the trek including the three high passes makes its way through Gokyo Valley.
Many trekkers make it a point to stay in the region for a longer duration, during their trek, and explore the settlements around Gokyo, the Gokyo lake complex, Gokyo Ri and so on.
Highlights of the Trek
Travel Style: Active
Physical Rating: Moderate
Service Level: Basic
Group Size: 2+
Max. Altitude: 5545m
Overview of Gokyo Renja La Pass Trek
Like most treks in the region, Gokyo Renja La Pass Trek starts from Lukla. From here, you make your way through Pakding and reach this amazing settlement of Namche Bazaar.
The journey from Lukla to Namche takes you through wonderful landscapes filled with beautiful spectacles of nature. You will come across sceneries with trees of rhododendron, pine, and juniper that are great to look at. The pleasing smell of the air, the sounds of the river, and the chirping of birds, the beautiful flowers, and greenery – by coming to this trek, you’re giving a treat all your senses.
Namche Bazaar is an amazing place with so many things to see and do. You can shop in the special market here, where you’ll find all the amenities required for trekking. You’ll find so many food options here that you’ll never miss home.
You‘ll also come across villages of Lumde, Dole, and Thame during your trek. These are great places to visit as they offer beautiful landscapes for you to cherish. One of the most exciting places you’ll come across during your trek is Gokyo village, which is sort of like a hub for trekking in Gokyo Valley.
The two main attractions of the Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek are Renja La, which is a high altitude pass, and Gokyo Ri, which is a miniature peak. Both of these places offer amazing views of mountains in the region which include Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori and so on. Gokyo Ri especially gives you the view of the entire valley. It’s a great experience standing on the top and taking a look around the place.
The following is the itinerary for Gokyo Renja La Pass Trek. As per your comfort level, you could make changes to the routine. You could add destinations to it, to make your trip further exciting, or you could shorten it by removing a few destinations.
Day 1 – Kathmandu (1400 m) to Lukla (2860 m) to Phakding (2610 m)
Day 2 – Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
Day 3 - Rest Day at Namche Bazaar
Day 4 – Namche Bazaar to Thame (3800 m)
Day 5 - Rest Day at Thamel
Day 6 - Thame to Lumde (4368 m)
Day 7 - Lumde to Renja La (5360 m) to Gokyo (4800 m)
Day 8 - Gokyo to Gokyo Ri (5357 m) to Dole (4120 m)
Day 9 – Dole to Namche Bazaar
Day 10 – Namche Bazaar to Lukla
Day 11 – Lukla to Kathmandu
√ Airport pick up and drop by private vehicles
√ Hotel stay in Kathmandu (2 nights)
√ Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu Airfare
√ Government license holder and the experienced Himalayas guide
√ Porter to carry your baggage (1 porter= 2 hikers )
√ Kathmandu-Lulka-Kathmandu guide Airfare
√ Full board meals during trekking period as mentioned in the itinerary
√ Basis tea house and lodge accommodation during trekking
√ All government and local taxes
√ TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System) and Permit for Restricted Area
√ Basic First Aid Kit
√ All company service charges and necessary paperwork
√ Rescue arrangement
√ Typical Nepali farewell dinner
√ Company T-shirt
√ Trekking map
√ Certificate of success
× Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
× Travel insurance for trekking
× Nepal entry visa and excess baggage charge
× Tips for Guide and porter (20% of your total spent is normally given as a tip for a guide and porter )
× Wifi, shower, camera and mobile charging cost
× Basic drinks (mineral water, Beer, cane juice, and Hot water )
× Personal shopping
× Things not mentioned in Cost includes a section
Notes:- Cost is prone to change in itinerary. So the cost will be recalculated if anything changes.
We are local experts i Nepal. We have a well-designed package and our field staffs are very professional. We have a 100% success rate Even you are a solo hiker. We have designed local food which prevents you from high altitude sickness. Once give us a chance then we will never let you down. We assure you that you can fully trust us and you get the things what you have paid for.
It is very easy to book the trip with us. At first, we need your Passport photocopy to book everything here for you. And once we got 20% of the total cost in advance through bank or Money transfer then we will confirm your trip with us. A flight detail is optional but you have to provide before 1 week of arrival to pick up.
You can get all kind of food. You have different choices but personally, I would like to say to eat that local food or our designated food because it prevents you from high altitude sickness.
It is hard to say that you will have altitude sickness or not because everyone’s body reacts to the altitude differently. In general, most of the trekkers have suffered from normal altitude problem during trek but if anyone highly suppers from altitude problem we manage Helicopter rescue. So be sure before starts trek that your insurance cover Helicopter rescue as well. Otherwise, you have to pay extra for a Helicopter rescue.
Yes! The Lukla airport is one of the dangerous airports in the world. The runway is tiny and built on a slope with a mountain at one end and a huge drop into a valley at the other..,
Yes! You can buy a SIM card (Ncell) in Kathmandu before starts trek but the 3G only really works the first and last couples of days of the trek. But you know you could buy wi-fi cards at tea houses which cost 3-6$ for 200mb and the signal is medium.