Everest Gokyo Lake Trek and Renjo La Pass - 11 Days

Renjo La Pass

A remarkable adventure to Gokyo Lake and Renjo La Pass takes you to Gokyo Ri, a popular viewpoint to savor panoramic views of mountains and Gokyo lakes. Everest Gokyo Lake Trek and Renjo la Pass is also regarded as one of the finest treks in the Himalayas.

Trek through the beautiful trail to Gokyo Valley, home to a series of beautiful turquoise lakes, Gokyo Lakes. Gokyo Lakes are the highest freshwater lake system in the world.

Cross Renjo La Pass at 5,345m, one of the highest mountains passes in the Everest region. Renjo La pass Trek will stun you with incredible Himalayan vista, views of glaciers, beautiful valleys, and spectacular landscape. Explore Sherpa villages, and enjoy their warm hospitality.

The views of Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Everest and Ngozumpa Glacier is the major highlight of this trek. En route to Gokyo Valley walk past lush rhododendron forests, high suspension bridges and discover ancient monasteries.

Everest Gokyo Lake Trek and Renjo La Pass Route

Adventure to Gokyo Valley and Renjo La pass starts with a flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. From Lukla, you will march towards Namche Bazaar, a popular tourist-hub and Sherpa town in the Everest Region.

You will spend two nights in Namche Bazaar. On the 4th day, trek to Dole, and continue trekking to Machhermo and Gokyo. On the 7th day you will reach Gokyo valley. The same day, hike to Gokyo Ri, a small peak and admire stunning views of the Khumbu region and towering mountains.

From Gokyo Ri, you can see four of the seven highest mountains in the world, including Everest. The next day, you will trek to Lumde crossing Renjo La pass and descend to Namche Bazaar and finally to Lukla. From Lukla, catch a flight to Kathmandu.

Everest Gokyo Lake Trek and Renjo La Pass Difficulty

Everest Gokyo Lake Trek features 9 days of trekking in the Everest Region and is a moderate to difficult trek. If you are in good health and have prior trekking experience, you can opt for this trek.

You will trek for an average of 3-4 hours per day. On a challenging day, you must walk for 7-8 hours through rough trails. The itinerary of Renjo La Pass trek entails two acclimatization days.

The highest elevation reached is 5,360m at Renjo La pass.

Everest Gokyo Lake Trek and Renjo La Pass Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1

Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840m/9,318ft)
Trek to Phakding (2,610m/8,563ft)
Duration: 35 minutes flight, 3-4 hours (8 km) trek

Day 2
Day 2

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft)
Walking distance: 5-6 hours (10.5 km) trek

Day 3
Day 3

At Namche Bazaar: 1st Acclimatization Day (3,440m/11,286ft)

Day 4
Day 4

Trek to Dole (4,038m/13,245ft)
Walking distance: 5-6 hours (11.5 km) trek

Day 5
Day 5

Trek to Macchermo (4,470m/14,665ft)
Walking distance: 3-4 hours (5.3 km) trek

Day 6
Day 6

Trek to Gokyo (4,790m/15,715ft)
Walking distance: 3-4 hours (7 km) trek

Day 7
Day 7

Gokyo Valley: 2nd Acclimatization Day
Gokyo Ri Climb (5,360m/17,585ft)
Walking distance: 3-4 hours (3.8 km) trek

Day 8
Day 8

Trek to Lumde (4,368m/14,328ft) via Renjo La pass (5,360m/17,585ft)
Walking distance: 7-8 hours (11.5 km) trek

Day 9
Day 9

Trek to Namche Bazar (3,440m/11,286ft)
Walking distance: 7-8 hours (18 km) trek

Day 10
Day 10

Trek to Lukla (2,840m/9,318ft)
Walking distance: 6-7 hours (18.5 km) trek

Day 11
Day 11

Fly Lukla to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft)
Duration: 35 minutes flight

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Everest Gokyo Lake Trek and Renjo La Pass

Trip Facts

  • Trekking & Hiking
  • Moderate to Difficult
  • 5,360m/17,585ft
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • 1-12

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