Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek - 15 Days

Trip Facts

  • Min. 1 Pax
  • Moderate
  • 5360 Meters
  • March - May & Sep - Dec
  • Breakfast in kathmandu, Full Board During Trek

Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek Highlights

  • Hiking through rugged yet beautiful trails to Gokyo Valley.
  • Explore turquoise blue Gokyo Lakes nestled in the Himalayas.
  • Ascend Gokyo Ri for commanding views of Gokyo Lakes, Ngozumpa Glacier and mountain views.
  • Enjoy the closest views of four highest (8000 m+ ) peaks: Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse and Makalu along with many more peaks from Gokyo Ri.
  • Cross the Renjo La Pass that borders the Gokyo Valley and Thame Valley.
  • Hike to Hotel Everest View for magnificent panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks.
  • Explore diverse flora and fauna of Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Experience the warm hospitality of Sherpa people.
  • Enjoy a spectacular flight to and from Lukla.


Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek 15 days takes you in the most beautiful Gokyo Valley surrounded by freshwater Gokyo Lakes in the abode of the Himalayas, and hiking to Renjo La Pass on the way back to Namche.

Gokyo Valley is one of the most beautiful spots in the Everest region with its rugged yet beautiful trails, glacial lakes, glacial rivers, mountain passes and scenic mountain views. Likewise, Renjo La Pass has witnessed the most stunning panoramic views of the Himalayan giants in the entire Everest region.

The best moment of this hike is to stand on the top of Gokyo Ri, the highest point in this trek that offers the perfect views of four 8,000 m+ peaks: Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse and Makalu. Beside mountain views, you’ll rejoice in the picturesque views of turquoise Gokyo Lakes, massive Ngozumpa Glacier and the beautiful landscape of Gokyo Valley.

From Gokyo, the route turns to face the other major attraction, Renjo La Pass, one of the major three passes in the Everest region. The undulating paths through icy trails and the top of the mountain pass with its impressive views of surrounding snow covered peaks make this challenging hike worthwhile.

It starts with a spectacular flight to Lukla then hiking in the Everest trail that runs along the Dudh Koshi River. The trail threads through the quaint Sherpa villages to the Gokyo Valley where hikers can revel in the delicious meals and comfortable stay at teahouses. It offers you an amazing opportunity to explore the cultural wonders of Sherpas which is deeply influenced by Tibetan Buddhism.

Plus, you’ll encounter diverse wildlife and vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park on the way that makes this hike stand out from the crowd. For all these reasons, Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek is worth planning around. Come and trek with us, we’ll take care of everything for you.


Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to Kathmandu, Nepal. Our airport representative will pick you up from Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to the hotel room. You can have a rest at the hotel. In the evening, you can visit our office for a pre trek briefing and official arrangements with our trek leader. Next, you can spend your remainder of the evening strolling around the streets of Thamel, sightseeing, shopping and many more.

Day 2
Guided Sightseeing around heritage sites of Kathmandu

Enjoy a free day in Kathmandu for sightseeing activities and trekking preparation. We embark on a tour around the major UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the beautiful Kathmandu valley.

We head out to Pashupatinath Temple in the morning. Located on the bank of sacred Bagmati river, this is one of the holiest shrines of Hindus, especially the Shiva devotees and the temple complex is filled with Shiva Lingas, monuments, temples and much more. Here, you’ll see the ascetic sadhus with their body covered in ashes, and the sites of the cremation ceremony on the river bank are worth watching.

A short distance away from Pashupatinath lies Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in Nepal, surrounded with prayer wheels and multi colored prayer flags. This iconic stupa is a sacred site for Tibetan Buddhism practitioners and has been able to preserve the Buddhist culture and traditions in its pure form.

In the midst of vibrant Kathmandu lies Kathmandu Durbar Square which used to be the royal palace and administrative center of Nepal during the medieval period. The square surrounds the temples, monuments, courtyards and museums, representing the finest architectural work of Nepal.

In the evening, we visit Swoyambhunath Stupa, also known as Monkey Temple which is the most important religious site for both Buddhist and Hindus. You’ll climb the stone staircase to the top, and enjoy the magnificent views of the stupa, and the beautiful Kathmandu valley.

Accommodation: Hotel at Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 3
Fly to Lukla (2,804 m) and Trek to Phakding (2,610 m)

Flight Duration: 25-35 minutes
Trek Duration: 3-4 hours

We have an early start with a scenic flight to Lukla. Lukla is a gateway to Everest region and houses the only one airstrip that has been serving thousands of travelers every year. Once at Lukla, our trek leader will make your acquaintance with porters who will carry your luggage bags on the entire trek.

Heading out of Lukla, our trek commences on a trail along the raging Dudh Koshi River on the side. Half an hour walking on the trail leads to Chheplung village where you’ll get the beautiful sights of Mt. Khumbila. After a short walk passing by Thado Koshi village, you’ll cross metal bridges and continue ascending towards the Ghat village where you come across a cluster of painted mani stones and prayer flags. Afterwards, you’ll take an easy hike for half an hour to reach Phakding.

Accommodation: Guesthouse at Phakding
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Note: Kathmandu to Lukla flight has been rerouted to nearby Manthali Airport, Ramechhap in peak season (March, April, May, October and November) due to congestion in Kathmandu airport. Manthali can be reached within a 5-6 hour drive from Kathmandu.

Day 4
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m)

Duration: 5-6 hours

Leaving the beautiful Phakding village, the trail rises gently up the raging river with the views of snow capped peaks in the distance. Upon arriving at Monjo, you’ll cross the suspension bridges and pass through the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a home to diverse wildlife and vegetation of the mountainous region.

We follow the river course, and continuing on the trail leads to the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi River. Here, you’ll cross the metal bridges and then begin the climb towards Namche Bazaar. Walking for the next hour leads to Namche, the historical trading and administrative center of the Everest region, surrounded by Himalayan giants on the sides. En route, you’ll enjoy the first views of magnificent Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse.

Accommodation: Guesthouse at Namche Bazaar
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 5
Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day

The popular Sherpa capital town Namche has an array of shops, cafes, pubs, lodges, hotels, banks and much more. It is an ideal acclimatization spot for trekkers before heading to the higher altitude regions.

We take an acclimatizing hike to Hotel Everest View, which is one of the highest placed hotels on the earth. From here, you can get the perfect panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Kusum Kangaru and Thamserku.

On the way, we pay a visit to Sagarmatha National Park Museum from where you’ll have commanding views of surrounding landscapes and snow covered peaks. In the museum, you can get to know about the customs and traditions of native Sherpas, history of Everest region and diverse biodiversity of the mountain ecosystem. Enjoy your evening in the beautiful Namche with delicious meals and cozy night stay.

Accommodation: Guesthouse at Namche Bazaar
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 6
Trek to Dole (4,200 m)

Duration: 5-6 hours

Continue up the Everest trail, you’ll arrive at crossroads at Sanasa. Here, the trail is divided into two routes that lead to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Valley respectively. Leaving the Everest trail, we turn west and follow the upward trail towards Gokyo Lakes. Continuing on, we pass by Mon La before arriving at Phortse where you can see the famed monastery and a local powerhouse.

From here, the trail rises through the rhododendron forests, passing by the villages of Tonga and Gyele on the way. As we go up, we’ll see yak pastures with herders settlements and pass by the beautiful waterfalls. A short walk from here takes us to Dole, a beautiful village offering the breathtaking views of Mt. Cho Oyu, Khumbila and Thamserku.

Accommodation: Guesthouse at Dole
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 7
Trek to Machherma (4,470 m)

Duration: 4-5 hours

Our trek starts with gaining altitude as you hike along the tundra like terrain. The sights of Mt. Cho Oyu on the way is truly spectacular. Continuing up the Gokyo valley, we pass yak herders settlement on the way. Afterwards, we arrive at Luza where you can see many seasonal yak herding huts of the locals.

From here, we climbed on the steep trail for an hour to reach Machherma. We’ll spend the rest of the day sightseeing around the village. Machhermo is a small village high up the valley surrounded with open meadows for grazing yaks. Here, the villagers of Khunde and Khumjung graze yaks in the summertime.

Accommodation: Guesthouse at Machherma
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 8
Trek to Gokyo (4,790 m)

Duration: 4-5 hours

Get ready for some exciting trek as you head towards Gokyo and the sights of turquoise Gokyo Lakes and mountains. We start the day with a steep climb on the ridge and descend gently across the river. Afterwards, the trail is narrow and covered with ice as we go further, and come across the confluence of Dudh Koshi River and a stream coming from the Ngozumpa Glacier.

Passing the metal bridges over the rivers, we’ll see the sights of the first lake, and walking along the rocky trail for an hour leads to the second lake followed by the sight of Gokyo village on the shore of Gokyo Lake.

Gokyo Lakes comprises the major six lakes nestled in the Himalayas, some of the highest altitude freshwater lakes in the world. Enjoy your evening exploring the surrounding views of snow covered peaks and tranquil lake.

Accommodation: Guesthouse at Gokyo
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 9
Trek to Gokyo Ri (5,483 m) and back to Gokyo

Duration: 5-6 hours

In the early morning, we hike up to Gokyo Ri (5,483 m), the highest elevation on the entire trek. This perfect vantage point offers the spectacular 360 views of Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Cholatse, Thamserku, Gyachen Kang and neighboring peaks. Apart from mountain views, you’ll behold the sights of picturesque Gokyo Valley with Gokyo Lakes and Ngozumpa Glacier, the longest glacier in Nepal. After enjoying the superb views from the top, we trek back to Gokyo.

Accommodation: Guesthouse at Gokyo
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 10
Trek to Lungden (4,300m) via crossing Renjo La Pass (5,340m)

Duration: 7 hours

Another adventurous and challenging hike in the Himalayas. Leaving Gokyo behind us, we head west following the upper trail towards Renjo La Pass. Snaking on its way, the trail rises up the pass, crossing a frozen stream on the way. It will take about four hours to reach the top marked with prayer flags and the views are truly breathtaking from there. You’ll rejoice in the closest views of the Himalayan giants all around from this vantage point.

Afterwards, we begin descending along the steep icy trail to the Thame valley. Soon, we pass by yak huts on the way, and come across the pristine Renjo Lakes. Continuing on the trail, we arrive at our next off point, Lungden where we spend a night there.

Accommodation: Guesthouse at Lungden
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 11
Trek to Thame (3,800m)

Duration: 4 hours

From Lungden, we turn south and hike down the valley to Thame. Along the journey, we cross a bridge over an icy stream and follow the trail along the Bhote Koshi River that leads to the villages of Marulung followed by Tarna. Then, you’ll pass by Nyimgmapa Kerok Gompa on the way, and start ascending a ridge. From the top, you’ll behold the sights of Thame village, and the trek comes to close upon reaching there.

We pay a visit to the Thame Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries in the Khumbu region. Every year, the locals celebrate two popular festivals, Mani Rimdu in May and Dumche in the summertime. Enjoy your evening time wandering around the villages with scenic mountain views.

Accommodation: Guesthouse at Thame
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 12
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m)

Duration: 4 hours.

Leaving Thame, the trail continues along the glacial stream, and takes you in its confluence with Bhote Koshi River. We cross the metal bridge and follow the trail; don’t miss an imposing rock painting of Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava on the way. Afterwards, the route continues above the Bhote Koshi River, passing Thamo village and its popular monastery.

Heading just beyond it, the trail goes through beautiful pine forests before arriving at Namche, where you’ll find awesome views all along the way. Enjoy your evening in the lively atmosphere of this mountain town.

Accommodation: Guesthouse at Namche Bazaar
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 13
Trek to Lukla (2,804 m)

Duration: 6 hours.

The last stretch of the trek as we return back to Lukla today. We follow the same trail that we hiked over a week ago, and pass by the quaint villages, swinging bridges, lush forests, monasteries, mani walls en route. Upon arriving in Lukla, you’ve some free time in the evening to explore around the village. Enjoy your evening celebrating the recent accomplishment with your teammates.

Accommodation: Guesthouse at Lukla
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 14
Fly back to Kathmandu

Flight duration: 20-35 minutes

The trek comes to close with a spectacular flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Enjoy the aerial views of the Himalayas during the flight. Upon arriving in Kathmandu airport, you’ll be transferred to your hotel. Get some showers and take a rest. In the evening, you have some leisure time to explore the bustling streets of Kathmandu and some heritage sites. Enjoy your farewell dinner in the evening.

Accommodation: Hotel at Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

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Day 15
Final departure

Finally, the Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass 15 days trek comes to an end today. Our airport representative will transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure. Namaste and have a safe journey. We hope to see you in the near future.

Meals: Breakfast included

Trip Includes / Excludes


  • All ground transport in a private vehicle (airport Pick up & Drop)
  • Three nights accommodation in Kathmandu hotel with breakfast
  • Kathmandu city tours, inclusive all entry fees, private transportation and highly experienced and informative tour guide
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla & Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Full board meal (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing room during the trek.
  • One very helpful, friendly and highly experienced Guide. Responsible Porter (2 trekkers:-1 porter) with their food, salary, accommodation, equipment and insurance
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee & TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Government taxes & office service charge
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag if needed (refundable after the trek)
  • Seasonal fresh fruits as dessert
  • Trekking map
  • First Aid Kit


  • International Flight Tickets
  • Nepal entry visa, upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu can be obtained easily ( for 30 days tourist visa $40, for 90 days $100) please bring 2 copies of passport size photo
  • Personal Travel Medical Insurance
  • Meals in Kathmandu ( Lunch & Dinner)
  • Hot shower, battery charging, Internet(WI-FI) unless its free during the trek
  • All kinds of hot and cold drinks such as tea/coffee/mineral water/coke/fanta etc and alcoholic beverage during trek
  • Your personal expenses
  • Tips for trekking staffs and drivers ( tips will be expected but not mandatory)

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Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek
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