The Renjo La Pass Trek is offered by Ammonite Adventure. Details on this Renjo La Pass Trek page are for information gathering only to better help plan your trip. The information may change without notice due to weather conditions, political unrest or any number of other reasons.

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$1550 per person
  • Trip Code: GOKLP15
  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Trip Level: Strenuous
  • Max Altitude: 5,483m / 17,988 ft
  • Starts at: Kathmandu
  • Ends at: Kathmandu
  • Best Season: February to June & September to December
  • 1st Day Arrival in Kathmandu
  • 2nd Day Sightseeing around Kathmandu and Pre-trip meeting
  • 3rd Day Fly to Lukla – Trek to Phakding
  • 4th Day Phakding – Namche Bazaar
  • 5th Day Acclimatization Day Namche Bazaar
  • 6th Day Namche Bazaar – Dole
  • 7th Day Dole – Machherma
  • 8th Day Machherma – Gokyo
  • 9th Day Gokyo – Gokyo Ri – Gokyo
  • 10th Day Gokyo – Renjo La Pass – Lunden
  • 11th Day Lunden – Thame
  • 12th Day Thame – Namche Bazaar
  • 13th Day Namche Bazaar – Lukla
  • 14th Day Morning Flight to Kathmandu
  • 15th Day Leisure day in Kathmandu

Included In Package

Not Included In Package

  • Flight tickets related to international travel.
  • Food during your stay in Kathmandu (except breakfasts).
  • Any kind of drinks (including bar tabs).
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Nepal visa fee and entry fee.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Tips to guide and porter.

Trek Description

The Gokyo – Renjo La Pass Trek is one of the best trekking to be a part of as it gives the chance to experience the diverse landscapes changing into pastures, ridges, narrow clefts, and steep climbing trails. Not only that, you can witness the sky high mountain peaks, snow-capped mountains and hills, the glaciers, and the best view from the view point Gokyo Ri.

The view of the highest mountain of the world Mt. Everest and the sister peaks like Cho Oyu, Lhotse and Makalu from Gokyo-Ri is world class and heavenly. The sights of Gokyo Valley has a collection of stoned houses and meadows on the shore of a great lake, Dudh Pokhari (Dudhpokhari) and the massive Ngozumpa glacier.

Renjo La Pass Trek Start

The 15 day trip begins at Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. The second morning at Kathmandu takes you to Lukla, the gateway to Everest through a scenic flight from the domestic airport. This is where the real adventure of your trip begins. The beautiful mountains, the rhododendron forests, the gushing sound of the rivers etc only helps you get through this tiring yet worthy trek through the Gokyo valley and one of the high passes Renjo-La Pass.

he beautiful sceneries from the whole trek almost knocks everyone off the knees. However, it is equally challenging. The mixture of both the challenges and the beauty therefore makes the whole trip worth it.

Itinerary – The Details

Day 1 – Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m / 4,593 ft)

Gokyo – Renjo La Pass Trek

An Ammonite Adventure representative will meet you at the Airport and take you to your hotel. Depending on the time of day you arrive, you can rest or explore the suburb of Thamel. The taxi to your hotel is covered in the package but an optional tip is not.

  • No Meals Included
  • Overnight in Hotel

Day 2 – Sightseeing around Kathmandu and Pre-trip Meeting

Gokyo – Renjo La Pass Trek

After breakfast (at your hotel included) you will be picked up by your tour guide. You will be taken to 3 must see attractions:

Pashupatinath Temple

Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world, located on the banks of the Bagmati River. Though you are not allowed to go inside the temple as it is strictly for Hindus only, you can clearly see the temple and the activities from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River. It is a square two-tiered pagoda temple built on a single-tier plinth which is famous all over the world.

Boudhanath Stupa

Boudhananath is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. It was built in the 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going round the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the Royal Residential Quarter of Bhupatindra Malla, famous five-storied temple of Nyatapola in Pagoda style Batsala temple, Bhairavnath temple, Duttatraya Temple, Pujari Muth and Palace of 55 windows.

The rest of your time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in Thamel area for trekking essentials.

  • Breakfast Included
  • Overnight in Hotel

Day 3 – Fly to Lukla – Trek to Phakding

Gokyo – Renjo La Pass Trek

An Ammonite Adventure representative will take you to the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35-minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla (2,804 m / 9,199 ft). On arrival at the airport, the guide will brief you and introduce our porters before you begin your trek towards Phakding (2,610 m / 8,562 ft).

After landing, you will have time to explore the village while the Sherpa crew sort and load the trekking equipment. You will start the trek with a descent towards the Dudh Kosi River where you join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaurikharka (2,713 m / 8,900 ft). The walking is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat (2,550 m / 8,366), it is a short walk to Phakding.

  • 35 Minute Flight / 3 Hours Trekking
  • Breakfast and Dinner Included
  • Overnight in a Guesthouse

Day 4 – Trek to Namche Bazaar

Gokyo – Renjo La Pass Trek

Today you continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing the majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering the Sagarmatha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views.

Namche Bazaar (considered the Gateway to Everest) is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchange services, internet cafes and bakeries. Namche is the biggest town along the Everest trail.

  • 5.5 Hours Trekking
  • All Meals Included
  • Overnight in Guesthouse

Day 5 – Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar

Gokyo – Renjo La Pass Trek

You will spend a day in Namche Bazaar in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning air. Taking a short trek to a museum that is celebrated for its exhibits of the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. You will also hike up the Syangboche Airport and the Everest View Hotel, one of the highest-placed hotels in the world. From this point, you can see rewarding views of the Himalayas including Mt Everest.

  • All Meals Included
  • Overnight in a Guesthouse

Day 6 – Namche Bazaar to Dhole

Gokyo – Renjo La Pass Trek

After breakfast, you start walking on the same route to the Everest Base Camp to a place called Sanasa. From there, the trail ascends towards Mongla (4,000m / 13,123 ft). Passing through the beautiful rhododendron forests, you then descend towards Phortse Tenga (3,795m / 12,450 ft)and steeply climb to reach Dhole (4,200m / 13,779 ft).

  • 6 Hours Trekking
  • All Meals Included
  • Overnight in a Guesthouse

Day 7 – Dhole to Machherm

Gokyo – Renjo La Pass Trek

The early morning you continue to climb along the sides of the beautiful valley and walk through small thorny bushes that takes us to the scrub juniper. As the altitude increases, you can see the summer settlement areas where during the summer time, yaks are taken to pastures for grazing. As you walk up these areas, you can witness the beautiful Cho Oyu Mountain.

  • 5 Hhours Trekking
  • All Meals Included
  • Overnight in a Guesthouse

Day 8 – Machherma to Gokyo

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The trek today takes you to one of the main destinations for this trek, Gokyo (4,790m / 15,715 ft). Following the scenic path to Pangka and descending slightly, you follow one of the meltwater rivers that flows down the west side of the Ngozumpa glacier.

The trail leads you to staircases and, at the top of the stairs you will see the first lake called Longponga (4,650m / 15,255). Following the trail through the valley brings you to Taujun Lake (4,710m / 15,452). After walking for some more, you will come to see the beautiful Gokyo . Gokyo is a collection of stone houses and walled pastures on the shores of a large lake known as Dudh Pokhari.

  • 5 Hours Trekking
  • All Meals Included
  • Overnight in a Guesthouse

Day 9 – Gokyo to Gokyo Ri back to Gokyo

Gokyo – Renjo La Pass Trek

Straight after breakfast you start steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri (5,483m / 17,998). There are ample rewards for those who attempt this trip. You get stunning views of the Gokyo Valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, including the giants; Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and Gychung Kang. You then make your way back to Gokyo for the night.

  • 5 Hours Trekking
  • All Meals Included
  • Overnight in a Guesthouse

Day 10 – Gokyo to Renjo La Pass then Lumde

Gokyo – Renjo La Pass Trek

Today is a longer day in terms of trekking distance. The early morning 3 hour trek takes you to a truly amazing high pass of Everest Region; Renjo-La Pass (5,340m / 17,519 ft). The views of Mount Everest, Cholatse and Taboche will be more than exhilarating. A further 4 hours will see you arrive at Lumde (4,300m / 14,107 ft).

  • 7 Hhours Trekking
  • All Meals Included
  • Overnight in a Guesthouse

Day 11 – Lumde to Thame

Gokyo – Renjo La Pass Trek

After breakfast, you head back to the trail which mostly descends down to the village of Thame (3,800m / 12,467 ft). While on the trail you will see amazing snow peaks no matter the time of year. About 150 meters above Thame, there is Thame Monastery, a picturesque monastery set among the many homes of monks and lay people. You should have time to explore if you wish.

Thame is a traditional Sherpa village that has escaped the crowds trekking to Everest and has one of the oldest monasteries in the region. The village is notably the hometown of Apa Sherpa who has made the summit of Everest an epic 21 times.

  • 4 Hours Trekking
  • All Meals Included
  • Overnight in a Guesthouse

Day 12 – Thame to Namche Bazaar

Gokyo – Renjo La Pass Trek

Leaving the high mountains behind, your descent takes you through the villages of Samde, Mende and Phurte before continuing on to Namche Bazaar. You arrive back to Namche in the afternoon.

  • 4 Hours Trekking
  • All Meals Included
  • Overnight in a Guesthouse

Day 13 – Namche Bazaar to Lukla

Gokyo – Renjo La Pass Trek

Todays trek to Lukla will take 6 hours but at least it’s basically all down hill. This time will give you the opportunity to reflect on the trek. You should have time still to explore Lukla if you wish. Watching the planes come and go from the Hillary-Tenzing airport is always a fun spectacle.

  • 6 Hours Trekking
  • All Meals Included
  • Overnight in a Guesthouse

Day 14 – Morning Flight to Kathmandu

Gokyo – Renjo La Pass Trek

Enjoying the last glimpse of the mountains you have just visited, the 35 minute scenic flight takes you back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, an Ammonite Adventure representative will meet you and take you back to your hotel.

  • 35 Minute Flight
  • Breakfast Included
  • Overnight in Hotel

Day 15 – Leisure day in Kathmandu

Gokyo – Renjo La Pass Trek

Today is yours to as you wish. If you are departing Nepal, an Ammonite Adventure representative will get you to the Airport in plenty of time.

Kanchenjunga Trek Level

Renjo La Pass Trek is considered Strenuous. A good level of cardiovascular fitness and some trekking experience is strongly advised.

In a scale of 1 to 10, the Renjo La Pass Trek is rated 8. You will spend a number of nights sleeping at altitudes above 4,000m / 13,000 ft so you must be willing and able to rough it as most creature comforts are back in Kathmandu.

Your safety and the safety of the support team safety of everyone on the trek is our highest concern and like all strenuous treks, the Renjo La Pass Trek is treated as an expedition.

Altitude Sickness

The term Altitude Sickness is used often but there are intact 3 types of Altitude Sickness. The most common is actually Acute Mountain Sickness – or AMS for short. AMS becomes a real threat when ascending at altitudes of roughly over 3,000m / 9,000 ft.

AMS comes into effect usually because a trekker or climber ascends too quickly. As the air become thinner, there is less oxygen available. Your lungs need time to adjust in order to carry much needed oxygen to the different parts of your body.

All Ammonite Adventure treks over 3,000m / 9,000 ft include rest days – known as acclimatization days. Read more about altitude sickness »

Accomodation

While on trek, all accommodation is included in the price. You will stay in either a guesthouse or a teahouse. Which one depends on the time of year you are trekking.

A Guesthouse is more like a low budget hotel room. You will likely have a shower and a western toilet (they will be shared with other trekkers). You may also have WiFi. A Teahouse is basically an extension of a family home (usually very basic, most likely no shower and a drop toilet.) In either case, the hospitality is always outstanding.

When a package includes nights in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan etc, the price includes a 3 star Hotel. 3 Stars in Nepal equates to 4 stars. You can, if you like, upgrade your accomodation to 5 Star (Nepali 5 star that is) which is a solid 4 star in most western countries.

Food

While on trek, all food is included in the price. The food is basic but extremely nutritious to keep you going. When a package includes nights in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan etc, the price includes breakfast as long as you have it at the Hotel.

Considerations

Adventure travel, very nature, involves an element of the unexpected. In remote and developing countries such as Nepal, do not expect standards you are used to at home. Remote areas are sometimes unpredictable and itineraries may be altered.

To get the most out of your adventure it is important that you are flexible, positive and eager to take on all the challenges that arise. If you are uncertain about your suitability for this trip we recommend that you speak with one of Ammonite Adventures Team Members.

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I did the trek with just me and my guide Santosh. He was a fantastic guide who was very easy to get along with and quickly became a friend - I would highly recommend him if you want to have a laugh along the way.

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