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Renjola Pass Trek - 12 Days

Trip Facts
  • Duration 12 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Group Size 2 to 15 Pax.
  • Max. Elevation 5360m / 17585ft.
  • Start/End Lukla / Lukla
  • Best Time Sep to Dec & Mar to May


  • Embark on Renjo La Pass and Gokyo Ri, standing at (5360m).
  • Open and thrilling viewpoints of the Everest range. As you gaze upon Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8463m), Cho Oyu (8201m), and Amadablam (6812m) and many more crystal-clear white-snow peaks. 
  • Observe the tremendous Gokyo lakes and Ngozumpa glacier.
  • Tailor a 12-day perfect itinerary from your arrival to departure.
  • Fly to Lukla where you will start and end your trek.
  • Acclimatize in Namche Bazaar; take day excursions to adjust the altitude.
  • Visit traditional villages and monasteries in Thame and Thamo.
  • Trek through Thame and Gokyo Valley, experiencing their unique beauties.
  • Explore the lifestyle and culture of the Sherpa people and their traditions.
  • You can encounter wild and domestic animals such as yaks, cows, sheep, mountain goats, deer, bears, snow leopards, blue sheep, red pandas, and various birds.
  • Expect to cross many suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River.
  • Walk through picturesque villages, each with its own unique charm.
  • Mind makeup should walk 6 to 7 hours every day.

Overview of Renjola Pass Trek via Gokyo Lake

Renjola Pass via Gokyo Lake Trek is a serene and less crowded alternative to the Everest Base Camp route. Standing proudly at 5360 meters, Renjola Pass offers an unmatched panoramic spectacle. Throughout the journey, indulge in breathtaking vistas of towering peaks, many surpassing the 8000-meter mark, such as Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8463m), and Cho Oyu (8201m).

Embark on a journey that reveals a tapestry of landscapes, from the vast expanse of Thame Valley to the tranquil Gokyo Valley, adorned with its countless lakes. Immerse yourself in the rich Sherpa lifestyle and cultural tapestry, and encounter the noble yaks that grace your path. This is an adventure like no other, promising an authentic wilderness experience that is truly unparalleled.

The adventure of the Gokyo Valley Renjola Pass Trek begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a trek to Phakding. The following day's journey takes you to Namche Bazaar, the bustling heart of the Everest region, offering accommodations and trekking necessities. It's an ideal resting point, providing opportunities to either hike to the Everest viewpoint or visit the Khumjung Khunde village, renowned for its hospital, school, and monastery rumored to house a mysterious YETI SKULL. At an altitude of 3440m, Namche aids in acclimatization for further ascents to 3860m. Spend your days exploring the vibrant Namche bazaar, soaking in its lively atmosphere.

Continuing the trek, you'll venture towards the ancient monastery before arriving at the picturesque town of Lunden, nestled at 4350 meters. The following day marks the pinnacle of the adventure with the thrilling ascent to Renjola Pass at 5360 meters, offering unparalleled vistas of Everest, Gokyo Lake, and a multitude of majestic peaks. Descending into the enchanting Gokyo Valley, the next morning brings an ascent of Gokyo Ri at 5360 meters, rewarding you with breathtaking panoramas of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, as well as the shimmering lakes and glistening glaciers below. Subsequently, trek through Machhermo, Dole, and back to the vibrant Namche Bazaar.

The journey concludes in Lukla, where you board a flight back to Kathmandu. This tentative 10-day itinerary includes region-specific pricing. Rest assured, the trip is meticulously organized with your safety and enjoyment as top priorities, featuring experienced mountaineering guides and resilient porters to accompany you every step of the way.

Renjo La Pass (5360m)

The Renjola Pass trek is a long day of walking, with no tea houses between Lunden and Gokyo Lake. Carry lunch and snacks. The hike to Lunden takes about 4 to 4.5 hours, offering an open viewpoint with views of snowy peaks and Gokyo Lake. Mt. Everest is prominently visible here. After another 2 to 2.5 hours of descent and gradual slopes, you reach a spectacular viewpoint. The trail is well-maintained but has steep sections. Passing through the pass, you'll easily reach Gokyo Valley.

Gokyo Lakes

Gokyo has many lakes; the third lake is so glorious and tremendous. You are staying overnight beside the lake. Many lodges are well-managed. It is made of white-snow mountains and glaciers. The first lake is tiny, the second is quite bigger, and the third is amazing. Fourth and fifth lakes are a bit far from your lodge; each lake is an hour apart. Visit all of them easily.

Gokyo Ri Viewpoint (5360m)

It is an open and splendid viewpoint in Everest region trekking, and we recommend that you visit early in the morning at sunrise. It takes from your lodge approximately 2 hours, steadily ascending uphill. You will see wow views of white snow crystal-clear mountains, including Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8463m), Cho Oyu (8201 m), and many more peaks. You will see the huge glacier of Ngozumpa, which is in front of lakes. Furthermore, you will get to the top, but you will enjoy it so much while you are there.

Thame Valley

The valley is serene and inviting, with yak shelters and lush pastures throughout. Thame and Thamo boast impressive monasteries—Thame with a male gompa and Thamo with a female gompa. You'll be treated to stunning views of white snow peaks, and this route leads to the Tibet border via Nangpa La Pass. While crossing into Tibet was once easier, now special permits are required.

Gokyo Valley

Gokyo Valley, nestled to the left of Mt. Everest, features the vast Ngozumpa Glacier and numerous stunning lakes. Gokyo Ri offers a magnificent panoramic view of white snow peaks. Along the way, you'll encounter charming spots like Machermo, Dole, and Mongla, eventually rejoining Namche Bazaar. It's truly a breathtakingly beautiful valley to explore.

Route of Renjola Pass via Gokyo Lake Trek

Renjola Pass Trekking starts Kathmandu to Lukla by flight, then same day trekking to Phakding, next day Namche bazaar, rest day in Namche bazaar, you should do a day excursion for acclimatization and Trek to Lunden, the next day, Renjola Pass Visit Gokyo Lake, Gorkyo Ri, then Machhermo Namche Bazaraar and Lukla, and fly back to Kathmandu. This is a 10-day itinerary, but you need to plan a minimum of 12 to 13 days.

What is the cost of Renjo La Pass Trek?

Renjo La Pass Trek via Gokyo Lake cost is $1100 per person, covering all expenses except hotel in Kathmandu. For the full package, including the Kathmandu Hotel, the cost is $1150 per person. Groups must have a minimum of two people; solo travellers may have a slightly higher rate. Feel free.

How About Lifestyle and Culture in the Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek?

The majority of people in the area are Sherpas, each with a unique cultural identity. They dress in traditional attire, speak their native languages, and deeply practice Buddhism. Sherpas adhere to their cultural traditions, evident in the numerous monasteries, tsortens, prayer wheels, prayer flags, stupas, and other Buddhist monuments. Walking clockwise is a practice to seek blessings from the divine in accordance with Sherpa beliefs.

Attractions: Mountains View from Renjola and Gokyo Ri (5360 m/17585 ft)

You will see those thrilling white-snow mountain views from the Renjo La Pass trek.

  1. Mt. Everest (8848m /29029 ft.)
  2. Lhotse (8516m /27940 ft.)
  3. Cho Oyu, (8201m / /26907 ft)
  4. Nupse Sar (7861m/ 25790 ft)
  5. Peak 38 (7590m / 24902 ft.)
  6. Ama Dablam (6812m/ 22350 ft.)
  7. Thamserku is (6608m / 21680ft.)
  8. Taboche Peak (6495m / 21310ft.)
  9. Cholatse Peak (6640m / 21785 ft).
  10. Kongde Peak is (6187m / 20299ft.)

Is there a well-managed lodging and food facility?

They have built well-managed lodges; there are many lodges in every camp, and they grow some organic vegetables and provide healthy meals and comfortable rooms with warm hospitality.

How about transportation to get to Lukla?

Kathmandu to Lukla is by flight only for 30 minutes, but in peak touristic season, as in the months of October, November, and April and May, they fly Ramechap to Lukla and Lukla to Ramechap due to the fact that lots of tourists want to visit the Everest region. Kathmandu airport is very busy with international and domestic airlines on the same runway. They get air traffic jams, and they can’t supply many tourists in the Everest region. Ramechap to Lukla is only a 15- to 18-minute flight, and they can supply as much as they get. Kathmandu to Ramechhap and returning, there are some sharing vehicles, or you can take a private car, jeep according to your group size. We manage it easily.

Accept flight; there is off-road riding. You should catch a local sharing jeep or take a private jeep to get near Lukla. It is a long drive. 

Do we need entry permits for the Gokyo Renjola Pass trek?

Yes, of course, you are visiting Sagarmathational Park. There is a big check post in Monjo village. Sagarmatha National Park Army and Khumbu Village Municipality should raise it accordingly.

  • Sagarmatha National Park Fee: Rs. 3000 
  • Khumbu Rural Municipality Fee: Rs. 2000/-
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System): Nrs. 2000/-

When is the best time to visit Renjola Pass Gokyo Trek?

The ideal times for the Renjola Pass via Gokyo Lakes trek are autumn (October to December) and spring (March to May). During these months, you'll experience clear visibility and pleasant temperatures, perfect for enjoying the crystal-clear views of white snow peaks.

While it's possible to trek during the monsoon season (June to August), the frequent rain and clouds can obstruct the views and disrupt your experience.

Winter (December to February) can also be challenging due to heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures. The pass may be covered in snow and ice, requiring good gear and physical fitness to navigate safely.

  • Autumn season: September, October, and November
  • Spring Season: March, April, and May
  • Monsoon Season: June, July, and August
  • Winter Season: December, January, and February

Carry Your Important Medications

Medicine is crucial, especially in remote mountain regions where healthcare facilities are scarce. It's vital to carry any necessary medication for pre-existing conditions. Prevention is better than cure, as there are no clinics or hospitals readily available along the trekking route. Even if there is a clinic, it may not have the specific medication you require. Therefore, I strongly advise you to bring your medication or purchase it in Kathmandu before the trek. Our company provides a basic first aid kit with items like headache and fever medication, but it's essential to have your specific medications on hand.



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Renjo La Pass Trek 12-day perfect itinerary as your arrival to departure. If you want a more or less-day trek, we customize accordingly to your requirements. Feel free.

A representative of Unique Nepal Adventure, I will pick you up at the airport on time with a private vehicle. It is a 20-minute drive from the airport to your hotel. You will have a refreshing, then the manager will brief you about the trip program and check your trekking gear. Then, you will have free time.

  • Standard Hotel
  • 20 Minute
  • 1300m / 4265ft.

You will fly early in the morning from Kathmandu to Lukla, and then the same day you will trek to Phakding. If you make an early flight, you will get to Phakding at lunchtime. It is 3 to 4 hours of walking. It is wonderful to walk because you are not ascending and descending; you are walking gradually and passing through many beautiful villages such as Chaurikharka, Thado Koshi, Ghat, etc. You will see a few white-snow mountains as well. Stay at a nice lodge in the beautiful and big village of Phakding.

  • Nice Lodge
  • 4/5 hrs. Walking
  • 2610m / 8563ft.

It is lovely walking; you should start every day after having your yummy breakfast around 7:30 to 8:00 a.m. Today is halfway before lunch, easy walking, then after lunch, adventure uphill. Phakding to Monjo Jorsalle easy trail, Monjo village has a main check post where you must issue a Sagarmatha National Park permit and a Rural Municipality permit. Then, take lunch in Jorsalle. After taking your lunch, you are crossing three suspension bridges—we called it the Hillary Bridge. Then, it would help if you ascended extremely uphill until Namche. It is approximately 2 hours uphill, and you will arrive at the capital city of the Khumbu region, called Namche Bazar. Stay overnight at a nice hotel here.

  • Nice Hotel
  • 6/7 hrs Walking
  • 3440m / 11287ft

Today is mainly a rest day, but we recommend a day excursion, a hike to the Everest View Hotel to see the splendid view of Mt. Everest (8848m) and many beautiful white snow peaks such as Amadablam, Thamserku, Lhotse, Kongde, and many more, or a visit to Khumjung village and Khunde village, where there is a high school and a hospital run by the Tenzing and Hillary Foundation. Khumjung village has an old monastery where it is putting Yeti Skull. It is an old village as well.

Then, back to NAMCHE BAZAR, take lunch, and you can have a lovely hot shower, hang around the huge town, visit the Mountain Backer Café, etc. They have many shopping options, such as mountain trekking gear, medical pharmacies, banks, and ATM facilities. Why we recommend staying two nights here is because of acclimatization to the altitude of the adventure. It helps so much. It will be a wonderful stay here.

  • Nice Hotel
  • 3/4 hrs. Walking
  • 3860m / 12660ft

Trekking to Thame village is beautiful; it is not too much ascending and descending. You are passing a nice village called Thamo and a nice female monastery. You will arrive at Thame at lunchtime and, after lunch, visit an old and historical monastery. It is near Thame village, only 15 minutes walking. Stay overnight at a nice lodge.

  • Nice Lodge
  • 4/5 hrs. Walking
  • 3820m / 12533ft.

Today trekking is such a joyful walk along the mountains and river bank valley. It is (5 to 6 hours) of walking and not too ascending. You are walking smoothly, and you can have lunch at Marlung village. After taking lunch, slop up to Lunden village. It is such a beautiful village with an open valley. It is the Nangpa Valley, which is the way to enter Tibet. You will stay at a nice lodge here.

  • Comfortable Lodge
  • 5/6 hrs. Walking
  • 4370m / 14338ft.

Today is doing the adventure high pass of Renjo La (5360 m). It is extremely ascending and, for some parts, smooth, gradual walking. There are not any tea house facilities on the way, which means there is not a lunch spot. The guide will manage to pack lunch and some dry foods.

Lunde to Renjo La top all the way ascending, some part easy gradual, some part extremely ascending, but open viewing of hills and mountains. It takes 4–5 hours to ascend, and the top-to-Gokyo Lake walk takes 2 hours to descend. You are staying overnight at a nice lodge in front of Gokyo Lake.

  • Comfortable Lodge
  • 7/8 hrs. Walking
  • 4760m / 15616ft

You must get up early in the morning to visit the Gokyo Ri (5360 m/17585 ft) viewpoint. It is extremely (2 hrs.) ascending, and you will see amazing views of Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8436m), Cho Oyu (8201 m), and many white snow peaks. You will see Gokyo lakes and glaciers.

Then, back to the lodge, have your breakfast, get ready, and trek downwards along the moraine valley of Machhermo or Dole (4200m). You will feel so much easier breathing while going downward. You will arrive easily and stay overnight at a nice lodge.

  • Nice Lodge
  • 6/7 hrs. Walking
  • 5360m / 17585ft

It is a nice walk, with the first one and a half hours descending till Phunge Thanka and another hour ascending to Mong La Top, where you can have a lovely lunch and watch mesmerizing views of Mt. Amadablam (6812m), Thamserku (6300m), Kangtenga, Taboche, the Everest Panorama, etc. Then, slow down, joining the Everest Base Camp highway in Kyanjoma, an easy way to Namche Bazar. It is less or more (5/6 hrs.) walking and staying overnight at a nice lodge in Namche Bazar.

  • Nice Hotel
  • 5/6 hrs. Walking
  • 3440m / 11287ft.

Today is my last day walking, mostly descending Namche Hill to the Hillary Bridge, then crossing many suspension bridges. You will pass many villages, such as Jorsalle, Monjo, Benkar, Phakding, Ghat, and Chaurikharka, before arriving in Lukla. You should have a nice lunch at Phakding village; it is more or less 4 hours of walking. After lunch, you should walk for 3 more hours. It is quite a long day, but the last day was easy walking as well. You will enjoy so much on your last day, walking through many villages and beautiful scenery.

It is your last night to have a yummy dinner with your trekking crew. Your helpers stay at Lukla, and you can share your happiness with them. Give tips to your guide and porters; if you like, have dinner and drinks with your trekking crew. It will be a wonderful memory.

  • Comfortable Lodge
  • 7 hrs. Walking
  • 2820m / 9253ft

You are flying to Kathmandu; it is a short flight that only takes 30 minutes. Your guide will manage everything; he will let you know your flight time, airport reporting time, airlines, etc. If they make an early flight, you will have some time to explore Kathmandu Valley. You will stay at a nice hotel in Kathmandu.

They occasionally fly from Ramechhap to Lukla and from Lukla to Ramechhap. If they make it from Ramechhap, you need to catch a Jeep or Toyota HiAce. It is driving almost (4/5 hrs.). If it happens, we will let you know.

  • Standard Hotel
  • 30 Minutes Flight
  • 1300m / 4265ft.

A representative of Unique Nepal Adventure will drop you off at the airport in a private vehicle. It is only 25 minutes to drive; you should report before 3 hours to your flight. We arrange it accordingly.

  • Final Departure
  • 25 Minute Drive
  • Back to Home

Cost Details

What's Included

  • Airport pickup and drop-off by private vehicle
  • Two nights in a Kathmandu hotel with breakfast
  • All meals during the trek (lunch, dinner, breakfast)
  • Accommodations in comfortable lodges
  • One English-speaking government-trained licence holder and a well-informed, experienced trekking guide.
  • One porter for two people to carry luggage
  • All expenses for guides and porters: meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation (buses or flights), etc.
  • Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu return flight tickets
  • Needed Permits as below-mentioned
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entrance fees
  • TIMS card fees (Trekking Information Management System)
  • Local Government of Khumbu Municipality entry fee.
  • Government and local area taxes, where applicable.
  • Snacks, cookies, and some nuts
  • Seasonal Fruits such as Apples, Bananas, etc.
  • First-aid kit bag.

What's Excluded

  • Nepalese entry visa fee You will obtain it at the airport and pay for it directly.
  • Travel insurance. Do the best you can for emergency rescue and medical treatment coverage.
  • Hot and Cold drinks such as tea, Coffee, Coke, Fanta, Mineral water, and any alcoholic drinks such as Beer, rum, whiskey, etc.
  • Snacks: Chocolate, biscuits, desserts, etc.
  • Hot water, a hot shower, a heater charge, a battery charge, phone calls, and laundry service
  • Emergency evacuation and medical equipment.
  • Hire equipment and other personal items (sleeping bag, down jacket, hiking boots, camera, toilet paper, etc.).
  • In the case of natural calamities, i.e., political unrest, cancellation of flights due to weather, landslides, etc., the extra charge will be borne by the travellers themselves.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Tips for guides and porters and personal expenses.

Good to Know

List of Trekking Gear for Renjo La Pass Gokyo Lake Trek

It is recommended to use trekking gear for high-altitude adventure trekking. You should prepare it properly to make your trip successful. If you don’t have something, you can buy or rent it in Kathmandu.


  • Headlights with extra batteries
  • Sun hat, insulating hat
  • Warm hat, Scarf-Beany


  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes


  • Hand sanitizer
  • Light gloves
  • Warm gloves
  • Windproof gloves

Clothing for Trekking

  • Warm enough Down Jacket
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Trekking T-shirts: Few pairs
  • A couple of Trekking paints
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Polypropylene underwear’s
  • Under long fleece
  • Breathable underwear
  • Thermal layer
  • Gore Text Windproof Jacket
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers

Clothing for City

  • You can pack any clothes that you prefer to wear in the city.


  • Trekking Boots
  • Sports shoes/Sandals
  • Thin and Thick Woolen socks
  • Trekking socks
  • Gaiter and crampons


  • Duffel bag
  • Day pack
  • Rucksack
  • Rain cover

Essential Gear

  • 2-liter water bottle
  • Water purification as tables, drops or stereo pen
  • Trekking pole
  • Swiss knife
  • Warm enough Sleeping bag around -15
  • Watch or Alarm clock
  • Cellphones and charging cables


  • Quick dry towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Biodegradable Shampoo and soap
  • Deodorants
  • Female hygiene products
  • Moisturizer
  • Dental floss
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror
  • Toilet paper

Personal Accessories

  • Money
  • Camera
  • Passport, photocopy
  • PP-size Photos

Extra items

  • Notebook and pen
  • Ear plugs
  • Energy/Protein bar
  • First aid kit

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