Bharal Adventure
Govt. Regd No: 152687 | Tourism Licence No: 2153

Gokyo Lakes Renjo Pass Trek

Best Price Guarantee
Price starting from $1,495
USD $ 1,445 per person

Share this tour

Duration
13 days
Max. Elevation
5360m
Group Size
Min 2
Level
MODERATE
Transportation
Plane & Private Transportation
Best Season
March to May and Sep to Dec
Accomodation
Hotel and Tea house
Meals
Breakfast in city & BLD during the trek
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route

Highlights

Overview

A string of turquoise lakes is the biggest glacier in Nepal. In addition, an astounding view of the mystic snow-capped mountains of Nepal makes Gokyo the most attractive valley in the Khumbu Region. It’s proposed as an alternative to the classical treks in the Khumbu region. So, Our Gokyo Lakes Renjo Pass trek has been specially designed for travelers seeking the experience of the magnificence of the Everest range. Under minimal physical and mental stress. Therefore, Gokyo Lake Trek is an amazing journey to the high altitude lakes of the Everest Region.

Appealing Sceneries 
The Valley encircles the grandiose mountain peaks accommodates six lakes. This includes Longpongo, Taboche Tsho, Dudh Pokhari, Thonak Tsho, and Ngozuma and the biggest glacier. Ngozumba which makes it one of the most irresistible sites amidst the great Himalayas. Apart from these biggest glaciers lakes with pure water presents the enthralling experience of the Himalayan beauty. In addition, Gokyo Lake trek offers the enchanting experience of the Himalayan Lakes and the surrounding civilization of the Sherpa community.

It is the tranquil lakes and majestic mountains that make Gokyo Valley irresistible. This also offers the opportunity of observing the Sherpa villages, cultural and religious practices. Diverse wildlife and plantation, museums and monasteries with prayer flags are fantastic. Especially, memorial grounds up close which adds up to the temptation of the trek. Book the amazing trekking in Nepal package in Everest region Trek with Bharal Adventure Pvt. Ltd. Hence, We are renown for the fantastic and impeccable hospitality while taking trekkers for the Gokyo Lake Trek.

Renjo Pass (5360m) will be your another achievement in the Everest Region. It is one of the most popular pass to do in the Everest region.

Trip Itinerary

A representative of Bharal Adventure escorts the guests to their hotel from the airport. A stroll along the streets of Thamel could be arranged for the afternoon. Dinner is hosted by the company where it aims to introduce the guests to authentic Nepali cuisine.

A 40-minute flight to Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla will be taken from Kathmandu airport after breakfast. Meeting with other crew members and preparation for the trek will begin here. To assist in acclimatization, a short hike from Lukla to Phakding will be set. A side trip to nearby monastery could also be organized

Hiking through the villages of Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo, and Jorsale, the team disembarks the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. After passing the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi Rivers, followed by a final steep ascent of about two hours, the team is rewarded with the first sight of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge from where it takes an hour and a half hike to reach Namche Bazaar.

This acclimatization day is spent with a day’s hike to Thame or Khunde. If not, exploration of Namche Bazaar itself could be arranged where the travelers will have a chance to discover and learn about the Sherpa culture, biodiversity of the Everest region and variety of things related to the first Everest ascenders. Also, a few hours’ side trip to Khumjung Valley could be arranged.

The trek from Namche Bazaar begins after breakfast. The trek traces the gradual trail with few ups and down overlooking the fascinating Himalayan views and goes down up to Kayangjuma until it reaches Sansa, the major trail junction to Gokyo Valley and Everest Base Camp. Now the ascent commences through Mong-La Pass (3,975m) gradually descending to Dudh Koshi Khola (3,250m) until the walled fields of Phrase get nearer to sight.

here, steady climb up through the scenic ridge above Dole and trail via Lhabarma takes the team through many summer settlements and the ancient hamlet of Luza (4,360m). Ascend from Luza traces the trail to Machhermo, the last settlement on the way up to Gokyo and also the place of first sighting of Yeti in 1974. The middle of the village serves as the conduit of a beautiful stream flowing down from Kyajo Ri and Phari Lapche mountains gradually draining into the Dudh Koshi.

The team hikes along a ridge Chorten through Pangka (4480m) to the terminal of Ngozamba Glacier towards Lake Longpongo on the bank of which is consigned the Lama footprints on a stone, passing through Taboche Tsho where by side of the third lake Gokyo Village is settled. A quick lunch and an amusing saunter along the third lake – Dudh Pokhari – could be arranged.

A trek to Gokyo Ri will be arranged on this day with the exciting prospect of visiting the other three mesmerizing lakes of the Gokyo Valley. Thonak Tsho and Ngozuma Tsho are the fourth and fifth lakes beyond which the base camp of Mt. Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang being in close proximity. The further exploration to the sixth lake shall depend upon the interest of the team and the availability of time.

After the early morning breakfast we start our trek of the day while some start it with the packed breakfast as well.It takes you like 3 hours to be at the top of Ranjo Pass which is one of the worlds highest pass located at an altitude of 5360 m. Everest,Cholatse,Tabuche and Lhotse are the major moiuntains that can be seen from the top of this pass. We will try our best to be at the top by the sunshine time.After being on the top it wil be steepiong down and we will stop for the lunch at Lumde to have our lunch of the day. After that we will continue to trek down.

We start our day with the breakfast with the flat route in the beginning and descending after that.We will be in Thamo where we will take a short rest  after  that we will be heading towards Namche bazaar.We will also be passing through the beautiful village named samdo and after passing a checkpost after this village we will see the worlds highest hydroelectric project made with the Austrian Aid.We will be having our lunch at Namche as it will just take 4 hours of hiking.

The steep downward trail is traced by wobbly legs tired from continuously battling the rocky terrain. The team follows the same trail as before. The team by now shall be warmed up and whatever sickness or sore throats they had been feeling shall pass by now. The final trek of the expedition ends after arriving at Lukla.

The flight back to Kathmandu arrives early giving the guest time for planning a short excursion in and around the city or spending the day taking respite in their comfortable hotel rooms. In the evening, the last supper of the expedition is hosted by Bharal Adventure to cherish the successful closing of the journey.

The journey of a lifetime along the Himalayas comes to an end on this day. The guests are accompanied to the airport by one of the representatives of Bharal Adventure approximately three hours before their scheduled flight takes off.

Not satisfied with this itinerary? Make your own.
Plan My Trip

Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Two Nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • An experienced, English/French/Chinese/German-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (10 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Bharal Adventure’s trekking bag/duffel bag and t-shirt is yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Certificate of Achievement by Bharal Adventure
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek after dinner 
  • All government and local taxes 

Doesn't Include

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot and cold drinks, shower, etc.)
  • Tips and gratuities for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Equipment List

EQUIPMENT & PACKING LIST FOR Gokyo Lakes Renjo Pass Trek  ( IMPORTANT NOTE )

This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Also understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. The weight limit for your luggage is 15 kg including your Hand Bags. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary. 

Important documents and items

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.

Head
  • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

Upper Body
  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable

Hands
  • 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)

Lower Body
  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of Hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric

Feet
  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, broken in)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Cotton socks (optional)
  • Gaiters (winter only), optional, low ankle high version

Sleeping
  • 1 sleeping bag
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Rucksack and Travel Bags
  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
  • 1 large duffel bag  
  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)

Medical
  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  • Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
  • Practical Items
  • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
  • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches if you do smoke 
  • 1 compass or GPS(optional)
  • 1 alarm clock/watch
  • 1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
  • large Ziplocs
  • 1 water bottles (1 liter each)
  • 1 small folding knife
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks

Toiletries
  • 1 medium-sized quick drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll

Frequently Asked Questions

The Gokyo Lakes and Renjo Pass trek is a scenic trek in the Everest region of Nepal that takes you to the pristine Gokyo Lakes and over the Renjo Pass, offering breathtaking views of the Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu mountain ranges.

The trek often begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From Lukla, trekkers head towards Namche Bazaar and then follow the trail leading to Gokyo Lakes and Renjo Pass.

Yes, trekkers need the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card for the Gokyo Lakes and Renjo Pass trek.

The turquoise Gokyo Lakes, the panoramic views from Gokyo Ri, and crossing the Renjo Pass are the major highlights. You also get stunning views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu.

The trek is moderately challenging and requires a good level of physical fitness. The altitude and daily trekking hours can be demanding, so prior trekking experience is beneficial.

Read more FAQs

Similar Tours

Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Region
Best Selling
Trekking and Hiking

Everest Base Camp Trek

Duration
15 days
Grading
MODERATE
from USD 1,595.00
USD 1,545 .00
Explore
(6 reviews)
Everest Base Camp Short Trek
Everest Region
Best Selling
Trekking and Hiking

Everest Base Camp Short Trek

Duration
12 days
Grading
MODERATE
from USD 1,295.00
USD 1,195 .00
Explore
(7 reviews)
Everest Mini Trek
Everest Region
Trending
Trekking and Hiking

Everest Mini Trek

Duration
7 days
Grading
MODERATE
from USD 1,195.00
USD 1,095 .00
Explore
(2 reviews)
Everest Gokyo Lake Trek
Everest Region
Popular
Trekking and Hiking

Everest Gokyo Lake Trek

Duration
12 days
Grading
MODERATE
from USD 1,295.00
USD 1,195 .00
Explore
(4 reviews)
Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trek 2024/25
Everest Region
Best Selling
Trekking and Hiking

Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trek 2024/25

Duration
17 days
Grading
MODERATE
from USD 1,499.00
USD 1,399 .00
Explore
(7 reviews)
10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Return By Heli
Everest Region
Most Popular
Trekking and Hiking

10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Return By Heli

Duration
10 days
Grading
MODERATE
from USD 3,995.00
USD 3,595 .00
Explore
(0 reviews)
Everest Base Camp Trek Via Jiri
Everest Region
Most Popular
Trekking and Hiking

Everest Base Camp Trek Via Jiri

Duration
21 days
Grading
MODERATE
from USD 1,995.00
USD 1,795 .00
Explore
(0 reviews)

Subscribe for seasonal discounts.

Sign up to stay updated with latest offers, recent events and more news.
Art representing various natural and cultutal heritages of Nepal