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Gokyo Lakes and Renjo La Pass Trek – 16 days

Trip Highlight

  • Sightseeing tour of historical, cultural & religious UNESCO Heritage sites around Kathmandu city.
  • People & cultures, religions & lifestyle of diverse ethnic groups.
  • Breathtaking panoramic views of sky scraping mountains from Renjo La pass which include world’s highest mountain Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu and Mt. Cho Oyu.
  • The ultimate challenge of crossing Renjo La Pass (5,340m) in the popular Everest region.

Trip Overview

Gokyo Lakes Renjo La Pass Trek is one of the most adventurous areas to trek on Everest Region which gives you the best spot to view the world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest. While trekking in Gokyo Lakes and Renjo La Pass of Nepal, you will relish the taste the natural beauty along with the thrill of adventure. Perfect combination for any explorer! Gokyo Renjo La Pass is quite impressive when it comes to being at a place so ideal to view world’s tallest Mount Everest and other beautiful high mountains: Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu. Gokyo Ri and a traverse of Renjo La Pass are indeed the best appeals of Gokyo Ri Renjo La Pass trek – 16 days. What’s even intriguing is that you can actually explore Tibetan valley right during Renjo La Pass Trek. These are the undeniably fascinating factors which make Renjo La Pass an outstanding area of Everest Region.

Icicles Adventure Treks offers you the best trekking service for Gokyo Lakes Renjo La Pass Trek in Nepal. This amazing trip will let you tour around distinctively significant places like Dudh Koshi Valley, Munzo until the iconic Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar (3,440m). Renjo La Pass Trekking is greatly famous for offering the best panoramic views of Nepal including Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Tawache, etc. The mysterious Machhermo, the cool Nagazumpa Glacier and the conventional lifestyle of Tibetan people of Thame people are worth-exploring. Being an entirely mountain adventure towards the ‘Roof of The World’, Tibet, Renjo La Pass Trekking offers you picturesque sights to capture into your camera, your heart and your mind, making it an incredible experience for a lifetime.

Anyone who’s excited to explore awe-inspiring high mountains of Everest Region or who’s looking forward to visit the best viewpoint of Everest Region as well as of Nepal can pursue to trek in Gokyo Lakes Renjo La Pass. Gokyo Lakes Renjo La Pass Trek gives you exclusive feeling of being at one of the best trekking destination of the entire world. Icicles Adventures Trek will be more than glad to assist you with everything you need like transportation service, accommodation, tour, food, necessary equipment and so on.

Price Includes

  • Four nights’ twin sharing accommodation with breakfast in deluxe Kathmandu Suite Home or similar hotel in Kathmandu
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu including temple/monument entry fees and private vehicle
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available teahouse/lodge accommodation (twin sharing ) during the trek (we provide rooms with private bathrooms and hot shower at Phakding, Namche and Lukla)
  • Staff– one professional, knowledgeable and friendly English speaking trekking leader along with assistant guide (6 trekkers : 1 assistant guide)  and porters (2 trekkers : 1 porter) including their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, transportation, and accidental insurance
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla– Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Duffle bag, sleeping bag, and down jacket for use during the trek
  • Icicles Adventure T – shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit
  • TIMS, National Park Permits
  • All government taxes & office service charge

Price Excludes

  • Nepal visa arrangement (more on Nepal Visa Information)
  • International airfares
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Added night/s accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, delayed departure, early return from mountain (due to any cause) than the programmed itinerary
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the programmed itinerary)
  • Alcoholic drinks and cold drinks
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, bar bills, laundry, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, extra porters, etc)
  • Personal equipment and clothing
  • Tips for guides and porters (tip is expected but not mandatory)

Gokyo Lakes and Renjo La Pass Trek – 16 days Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters)

Welcome to the mystifying lands of the Himalayan nation, Nepal! Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) which is the only International Airport located in the capital city of Kathmandu, a representative of Icicles Adventure Treks shall welcome you and then transfer you to your respective hotel rooms. There you can take some rest, showers and later go out to stroll around the famous touristic central of Thamel area where you can find all sorts of foreign and local entertainments. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 02: Trek preparation & city tour in Kathmandu

It’s your first morning in the lively historic capital city of Kathmandu and so we have scheduled a revitalizing sightseeing tour of the popular UNESCO World Heritage Tour around the Kathmandu valley. First and foremost, we head to the ancient religious site of Swayambhunath Temple (The Monkey Temple), Boudhanath stupa which truly is one of the most stunning places in Kathmandu where you have to visit at least once. Later on, we move to the sacred Hindu site of Pashupatinath where the masses of Hindu devotees can be seen praying. Last of all, we go to the lovely scintillating Kathmandu Durbar Square where tourists can explore the historic mysticism of Kathmandu. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Hotel – Included Meal: Breakfast

Day 03: Kathmandu Lukla - Phakding (2652m) 3 hrs

Get ready as we now leave the traffic zone of Kathmandu and head towards the eastern serenity of Nepal. After waking up and having our breakfast, we take on an early morning flight to Lukla which can often be called as the gateway to the Everest region where trekkers pursue their dreams of reaching the glorious Everest Base Camp. With just a 40-minute flight trip, on reaches the incredible hill airstrip of Lukla. Dramatically surrounded by lush verdant hills and local ethnic villages, we march away from Lukla and make a beeline towards another scenic village called Phakding. As we have reached the infamous airport of Lukla which is situated at a very high altitude, your body may not be able to cope with the sudden change in the environment so we are going to the nearest next village of Phakding which can help you get acclimatized adequately for your trek. Initially we are to descend down to Chauri Kharka and then again climb up to ultimately reach the Phakding village. Stay overnight at Phakding.

Accommodation: Local lodge – Included Meal: B, L, D – Walking time: 3 hrs.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m) 6 hrs

Gear up as we now have to trek upward to Namche Bazaar which can be a very arduous trek with memorable moments. So, after waking up, we tighten our laces and head straight up toward to Monjo village. As there will be several crossings over Dudh Koshi, we will be going up and down on a very notorious manner. Trekkers can see the sparkling view of the snowcapped Himalayan mountain of Mt. Thamserku which is more than six thousand meters tall. In this day, we cross several bridges through densely packed forest trails before reaching the entering point of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo village. Later on, from Monjo, we descend down all the way to Jorsale which is also the last village before reaching Namche Bazaar, hence we now have to make a final push to reach the scenic Namche Bazaar. From this instance, the trek gets more pleasing as trekkers can witness stunning natural scenery and cross the windy Hillary Suspension Bridge which can be a very memorable experience for the trekkers. Before reaching Namche Bazaar, you get to see several mountain vistas of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Kwangde and several others. Last of all, we reach the vibrant Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar. Stay overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Accommodation: Local lodge – Included Meal: B, L, D – Walking time: 6 hrs.

Day 05: Acclimatization day – Hike to Everest view hotel (3900m) 3-4 hrs

As scheduled today is one of the most important days of our entire trek as we are planned to spend this entire by taking short stroll of walks around and up Namche Bazaar. This is to help our bodies acclimatize properly and prepare you for the incoming journey which goes all the way up to the formidable base camp of Mt. Everest. Nevertheless, you should not spend your time by sleeping or staying indoors all day. Rather you must move your body at a moderate level and visit some popular sites around Namche Bazaar which includes the hike to the Everest View Hotel. Not just that but you can even visit Thame or Khunde as per your own desire. Even Namche Bazaar, itself is a very touristic place where you can find vast diversity of foreign influenced cafes, restaurants and lodges which offer great services like Free Wi-Fi, hot showers, charging area and bars. Stay overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Accommodation: Local lodge – Included Meal: B, L, D – Walking time: 3 – 4 hrs.

Day 06: Trek to Dole (4200m) 5 hrs

Waking up to the serene sounds of the Namche Bazaar, we shall have our breakfast and then move ahead with our trek towards the next destination of Dole which is a small local village on our trail to the Everest Base Camp. In the beginning the trail up to Kyangjuma is very easy going without much complications. Now we climb our way out of the valley into a forested trail of juniper and coniferous trees. The vegetation now becomes very sparse mainly due to the fact that the high elevation. Now you might be able see large herds of Kharkas coming through you as you try to avoid them. Generally, Sherpa people tend to bring their domesticated animals out here at high altitudes for grazing purposes. Today as we proceed further, our trail is supposed to pass through local villages of Tongba and Gyele village where few local lodges can be found. Moving on, we now reach Dole where the views of Khumbila and Tawache can be seen throughout the entire day. Stay overnight at Dole.

Accommodation: Local lodge – Included Meal: B, L, D – Walking time: 5 hrs.

Day 07:Trek to Machhermo (4400m) 5 hrs

After waking up, trekkers get to have their essential breakfast and afterward leave Dole to move onward towards our next destination of Machhermo village. As we walk past forested trekking trails, we go past through Lambara and Luza villages while enjoying the stunning natural setting all around the trail. With more steep hikes, trekkers make an attempt to reach Machhermo before dawn. Similarly, to yesterday, trekkers can see Kharkas grazing here and there during their onward hike to Machhermo. It is believed that in the year of 1974 AD, a Yeti managed to kill 3 yaks and injure a Sherpa woman before fleeing away. Hence, this place is very historically tied with the legends of Yeti. Stay overnight at Machhermo.

Accommodation: Local lodge – Included Meal: B, L, D – Walking time: 5 hrs.

Day 08: Trek to Gokyo Lake (4700m) 4 hrs

We climb a ridge for an excellent view both down the valley to Kantega and up towards Cho-Oyu (8201m). Beyond the ridge the valley widens as the trail passes through Pangka at (4390m) then descends to the riverbank before beginning of climb on to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa Glacier. It’s a steep climb up the moraine, switch backing alongside the stream to the first small Lake at (4650m), where a family of green Brainy ducks resides. The trail now becomes almost level at (4690m).

Accommodation: Local lodge – Included Meal: B, L, D – Walking time: 4 hrs.

Day 09: Hike to Gokyo RI (5360m) 4 hrs

Early wake up and climb up to the Gokyo-Ri, for panoramic view of Mahalangur Himalayan range, it takes approximately 2hrs climb to the top of the peak, providing a panoramic view of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse and Tawache & a great looking of Ngozumpa glacier a largest glacier in Nepal. Then decent to Gokyo and relax with your Lunch & hot tea.

Accommodation: Local lodge – Included Meal: B, L, D – Walking time: 4 hrs.

Day 10: Trek to Lungden (4300m) via Renjo La pass (5340m) 7 hrs

The crossing of the Renjo La Pass will be exciting and challenging as we descend into remote northern valley where access is restricted, and the landscape is progressively that of the Tibetan Valleys beyond the border. 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.

Accommodation: Local lodge – Included Meal: B, L, D – Walking time: 7 hrs.

Day 11: Trek to Thame (3800m) 4 hrs

After taking breakfast, we trek down to Thame more amazing snow peaks. We may meet Tibetan trader encampments along the way for pictures of a rare lifestyle. About 150 meters above Thame, there is a Thame Monastery, a picturesque monastery set among the many homes of monks and lay people. It’s perched on the side of a hill overlooking the valley. This is the site for the spring celebration of the Mani Rimdu festival, held about the middle of May each year.

Accommodation: Local lodge – Included Meal: B, L, D – Walking time: 4 hrs.

Day12: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 4 hrs

We continue our trekking following the flat and descending to first resting place Thame after heading towards to Namche Bazaar.

Accommodation: Local lodge – Included Meal: B, L, D – Walking time: 4 hrs.

Day13: Trek to Lukla (2800m) 7 hrs

The trek continues along the Dudh Koshi River to the small mountain airstrip at Lukla where you will catch your return flight to Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Local lodge – Included Meal: B, L, D – Walking time: 5 hrs.

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu

30-minutes amazing scenic fly back to Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Hotel – Included Meal: Breakfast

Day 15: Leisure Day

Leisure day in Kathmandu, in case of bad weather in the mountain.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 16: Final Departure

Today your Renjo La Pass Trek trip comes to an end. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Icicles Adventure Treks and Tour will take you to the airport for your flight back home. We are sure our service and the Himalayas hospitality has captivated you to come back again!

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Gokyo Lakes and Renjo La Pass Trek – 16 days Reviews

Hello Indira and Hari. Just a quick email to say you provided us with a great trip on our recent trek To Gokyo. The five of us couldn’t thin of anything that could have been improved – how good is that?! I have put a 5 star review on Trip Advisor – which is the very least you deserve……Well done – keep up the good work.


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Hello Indira and Hari. Just a quick email to say you provided us with a great trip on our recent trek To Gokyo. The five of us couldn't thin of anything that could have been improved - how good is that?! I have put a 5 star review on Trip Advisor - which is the very least you deserve......Well done - keep up the good work.Regards,

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