Gokyo Lake and Renjo La Pass Trek

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Nepal Pyramids Trekking & Climbing
Gokyo Lake and Renjo La Pass Trek
At a Glance
  • Duration16 Days
  • Difficulty Level Challenging
  • Places to Visit Gokyo Region - Everest
  • Max Altitude 5,480m/17,979ft.
  • Group Size 2-15
  • Starts Lukla
  • Ends Lukla
  • Activity Teahouse Trekking
  • Best Season Spring/Autumn

Gokyo Lake and Renjo La Pass Trek Highlights

This amazing trek is so remarkable in the sense that it offers abundant opportunities to travelers that are beyond human imagination.

  • The Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek offers a quieter and more remote experience. You'll often find yourself surrounded by the solitude of the pristine Himalayan wilderness
  • Being in the adventurous Lukla airport and trekking to the cultured village of Phakding is utterly significant.
  • Namche, the capital of the Khumbu region, and an excursion to Everest View Lodge for the first view of the world's highest peak and its neighboring mountain will simply add up to your anticipation.
  • There is a profound feeling of inspiration and admiration to find yourself in the secret valley of Khumjung, Dole, and Machchermo.
  • Explore the Hidden Gem of Gokyo Valley which is often less crowded making it a serene and picturesque location.
  • Listening to the account of the "Machchermo YETI INCIDENT" that occurred around 1974 is something not to be missed.
  • Finally Gokyo with a breathtaking view of turquoise blue glacial lake and the world’s 6th highest mountain Cho-Oyu at the backdrop is out of the ordinary.
  • Climb to Gokyo Ri presents you with a vast understanding of why this trip is so incomparable. The achievement of getting close to 18000 feet is something unimaginable.
  • Going over Renjo La Pass, one of the most beautiful pass in the region offering you the most baffling view of Everest and its neighboring mountains is hypnotic. The pass is a high point of the trek both in elevation and natural beauty.
  • Getting to the different valleys of Thame, the birthplace of Legends who are well connected with the Everest Climbing History and their legendary world records gives anyone much pride and pleasure.

Gokyo Lake and Renjo La Pass Trek Overview

Gokyo Lake and Renjo La Pass Trek take you into the sacred legendary valley of turquoise lakes and stunning mountain views. It is certainly one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the world heritage site of Sagarmatha National Park.

Gokyo is more of a sanctity for Hindus and Buddhists as a residing place for Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. Flying to Lukla and the walk into the legendary trail is undeniably an incredible journey.

Furthermore, it offers you outstanding mountain views together with a dazzling series of turquoise-blue freshwater high-elevation glacial lakes. Being at Gokyo Lake which is nestled and very well-fenced by the high mountain range is simply remarkable. One could hardly imagine the existence of such a divine setting at such elevation with such beauty.

About Gokyo Lake:

The Gokyo Lake is considered one of the most beautiful and scenic destinations in the Everest region. The main Gokyo Lake, also known as Dudh Pokhari, is the largest and most prominent lake among the series of lakes.

The main Gokyo Lake is situated at an altitude of approximately 4,750 meters (15,580 feet) above sea level. It is in the Gokyo Valley, which lies to the west of the Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in Nepal.

The lake covers an area of about 42.9 hectares (106 acres) and has a maximum depth of around 43 meters (141 feet). It is a freshwater lake that appears as a serene turquoise body of water surrounded by snow-capped mountains and towering peaks.

The Gokyo Lakes hold religious importance for both Hindus and Buddhists. They are considered sacred by the local Sherpa people, who believe that the lakes are the residing place of protective deities. Every year during the Janai Purnima festival, devotees visit the lakes to pay their respects and perform religious rituals.

Visiting the main Gokyo Lake and exploring the Gokyo Valley offers a unique and awe-inspiring experience. It gives you a great sense of comprehension of Nepal's natural beauty and mountainous landscapes.

Beautiful Renjo La Pass (5360 m/17,585 feet) 

The highlights of this trip are the gorgeous lakes, the climb to Gokyo-Ri, and the enchanting Renjo La Pass (5360 m/17,585 ft). All these offer you extravagant panoramic mountain views. Leaving behind the gorgeous Gokyo we gradually pace toward the different valleys ascending towards Renjo Pass. This 5360 m pass has a history of delivering one of the most beautiful views of Everest and its neighboring mountains.

Moreover, it’s without a doubt a great accomplishment to get to the top of this challenging pass. Besides, it provides you with awe-inspiring moments that are sure to be immensely significant in the coming years.

Renjo La Pass, a name that resonates with awe and adventure, summons travelers to experience the ethereal beauty of the Himalayas. Renjo La Pass stands as a testament to the raw magnificence of nature. Witness the soaring peaks touch the heavens and tranquil glaciers glisten under the golden rays of the sun.

Gokyo Lake and Renjo La Pass Trek Trip Summary:

The Gokyo Lake and Renjo La Pass Trek usually takes around 16 to 18 days to complete, including arrival and departure from Kathmandu.

The adventure begins with a thrilling flight to Lukla Airport. The trail passes through several Sherpa villages, allowing you to experience the unique culture, warm hospitality, and traditional lifestyle of the Sherpa people. 

Soon You will reach Namche Bazaar, a bustling Sherpa town and an important trading hub in the Everest region. Take a rest day here for acclimatization and explore the local markets and monasteries. Trekking through Namche and Khumjung, the valley inside the clouds we eventually walk the delightful gorge of Gokyo.

The view of the soaring ridges and royal snow mountains is away from the world. Gokyo Lake and Renjo La Pass trek is certainly yet another beautiful option to the regular and commercial Everest base camp trek.

Eventually, we cross the challenging Renjo La Pass (5,360 meters), which is known for its dramatic and rugged landscape.

Trek Difficulty:

The Gokyo Lake and Renjo La Pass Trek is considered a moderately difficult trek. It involves long days of walking, steep ascents and descents, and high altitude. We highly recommend the prior trekking experience and sound physical fitness for this trip.


To undertake this trek, you will need two permits:

  • The Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and
  • The Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit.

These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or in the Everest region itself. However, Nepal Pyramids organizes all essential permits and paperwork prior to your arrival in Kathmandu.

Best Time to Trek:

The best time to undertake the Gokyo Lake and Renjo La Pass Trek is during the Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) seasons. Spring and Autumn seasons deliver better weather conditions with clear skies and moderate temperatures.

The Gokyo Lake and Renjo La Pass Trek is certainly a thrilling adventure. It combines breathtaking natural beauty, cultural exploration, and the challenge of high-altitude trekking. It is an experience that will leave you with lasting memories of the Himalayas.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu (1,400 m/4,593 feet) Transfer to Hotel
  • Day 02:Drive to Manthali (Ramechhap) (474 m / 1,555 feet) and Overnight Stay
  • Day 03:Fly to Lukla (2,840 m/9,317 feet) and trek to Phakding (2,610 m/8,562 feet)
  • Day 04:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,450 m/11,318 feet) - The Capital City of Khumbu Region
  • Day 05:Acclimatization day at Namche /morning excursion.
  • Day 06:Trek to Dole (4200 m/13,779 feet)
  • Day 07:Trek to Machchermo (4470 m/14,665 feet) - The YETI INCIDENT place.
  • Day 09:Trek to Gokyo (4790 m/15,715 feet)
  • Day 10:Ascent to Gokyo Ri (5,480 m / 17,979 feet) and overnight stay in Gokyo
  • Day 11:CROSS RENJO LA PASS (5,360 m/17,585 feet) and Trek to Lungden (4,368 m/14,338 feet)
  • Day 12:Trek to Namche Bazaar @ 3,450 m / 11,318 feet
  • Day 13:Trek Back to the beautiful town of Lukla @ 2,840 m/9,317 feet
  • Day 14:Fly back to Kathmandu or Manthali Airport
  • Day 15:CONTINGENCY DAY in Kathmandu
  • Day 16:Departure Day - Transfer to International Airport

Gokyo Lake and Renjo La Pass Trek Detailed Itinerary

Once you arrive at the Kathmandu airport your Trekking Group Leader or the office representative will be there to greet you and transfer you to the hotel. Despite, the capital city of Nepal certainly being the busiest with hectic traffic it undoubtedly has a strong appeal with local splendor and vigorous activities around, where you can simply relax and take pleasure in the fun of driving through the unfamiliar roads.


  • Pick up from the international airport.
  • Transfer to the hotel.
  • Your Hotel is located at the heart of the Center City of Kathmandu in THAMEL 
  • Enjoy the Vibrant and Colorful gullies of Thamel, a tourist hub
  • Short preliminary briefing.
  • Arriving early gives you an opportunity to explore Kathmandu.
  • Welcome Dinner and get to know one another
  • Altitude: 1,400 m/4,593 feet
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals: Welcome Dinner
  • Distance: 6 km
  • Transport: Airport Pickup

Driving to Manthali in Ramechhap district, Nepal can be an adventurous journey that offers a glimpse of rural life and the scenic beauty of the Nepalese countryside. The road from Kathmandu to Manthali in Ramechhap is a mix of paved and unpaved sections. While some parts are well-maintained, others can be bumpy and rough, especially during the monsoon season. The condition of the roads can vary, and landslides are not uncommon in hilly areas. The drive takes you through picturesque landscapes, with terraced fields, lush forests, and traditional villages dotting the route. It's an opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of Nepal.


  • Breakfast at the Hotel.
  • Meet up at a time provided by your Team Leader.
  • Getting together for trek briefing.
  • Distribution of company's trek equipment.
  • Thrilling Drive to Ramechaap – 4 hours
  • Fabulous Lunch in one of the Highway Restaurants.
  • Overnight stay at Ramechaap – BASIC HOTEL FACILITY 
  • Altitude: 474 m / 1,555 feet
  • Accommodation: Basic Hotel
  • Walking Hour: 4 Hours DRIVE
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 132 km
  • Transport: PRIVATE VEHICLE

Depends on where you are flying from. If you are flying from Kathmandu it's a 35-minute flight to Lukla and if you are flying from Manthali airport it's only an 18/20 minute flight. Once in Lukla, we will spare some time to enjoy the fun of a thrilling landing and take off of the flights from this small airport. Shortly we will head out to Phakding. This 3/4 hour easy walk on the legendary trekking trail through the cultured Sherpa villages with its exceptional beauty and the view of stunning landscape, deep valley, and Dudh Koshi gorge is unique.


  • Flying in a twin-otter plane to a small Lukla airport at an elevation of 2840m
  • Beautiful walk through the series of stunning native settlement
  • The phenomenal sight of profound gorges, ancient farming terraces, and the scenic beauty at the backdrop is something special on the very first day.
  • Overnight stay at stunning Phakding, fabulous dinner and briefing by your leader along with a number of fascinating stories.
  • Altitude: 2,610 m/8,562 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 4/5 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 7 km

Today we will start early for Namche Bazaar, the capital and the Administrative Center of the Khumbu district. It’s more of a luxurious city in the middle of no way in the midst of remoteness and thin air. Despite long hours walk it’s far more than just trekking. Give time to adapt your body to thin air. It’s not a matter of proving your physical strength, it's more about taking pleasure with steady ascend.


  • Wake up in the serene environment of Phakding and Enjoy your morning Breakfast with a view.
  • 3 hours gentle walk through a series of pleasant villages to the last settlement of Jorsale for lunch
  • Today you will be crossing of 5 high suspension bridges is daring.
  • Going over the iconic High Suspension Bridge before the Namche climb is simply fascinating.
  • The scenic beauty and deep gorges of soaring cliffs at the backdrop are phenomenal.
  • Being at Namche, the dreamland is remarkable which is worth an effort.
  • Altitude: 3,450 m/11,318 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 6/7 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 9 km

Acclimatization is essential to ensure safety, comfort, and enjoyment when exploring high-altitude environments. It allows your body to adapt to the challenges of reduced oxygen levels, making your adventure in the mountains a more memorable and rewarding experience.


  • 1 and ½ hours amazing walk for acclimatization.
  • Walk to Syangbuche, one of the enchanting places in the region with the world’s highest airstrip.
  • Visiting Everest View Lodge with an incredible view and hot beverage.
  • The close view of the magnificent mountain, extensive green hills, the
  • Tibetan Buddhist culture and witnessing the territory of the yaks are charismatic
  • The first view of the world’s highest mountain (Mt. Everest)
  • Altitude: 3,450 m/11,318 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We skip the overcrowded traditional Everest base camp trial and enter into the most beautiful section of Gokyo Valley with the most amazing setting.


  • Fabulous walk to the ridge of Mong-La with stunning mountain views.
  • Deep drop to the Gokyo Gorge for lunch with chances to see musk deer
  • Enchanting walk to Dole through the forest of rhododendrons, pine, and maple.
  • Unlike many other settlements, this small settlement of Dole is exceptional for its kind
  • Altitude: 4200 m/13,779 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 6/7 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 11 km

Leaving Dole we walk into the wider version of the trail into the open valley with outstanding views of enormous mountains and deep valleys. This effortless walk into the Himalayan meadow is awe-inspiring. Machchermo, the place of the YETI incident is situated at the foot of Machchermo Peak and is another attraction.


  • Beautiful walk with the most beautiful landscape view.
  • Effortless short walk to Machchermo where the valley opens wide with its magnificence.
  • Listen to the Machchermo YETI INCIDENT that occurred around 1974.
  • Free afternoon for a small excursion or take it as leisure.
  • Altitude: 4470 m/14,665 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 4 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 6 km


In the Everest region, where altitudes soar to staggering heights, acclimatization is a crucial necessity. Acclimatization allows the body to gradually adapt to these diminishing oxygen levels, enabling a safe and successful journey.

Without proper acclimatization, trekkers and climbers risk falling prey to altitude sickness, a potentially life-threatening condition.

By allowing the body to adapt to the high altitude environment, acclimatization not only safeguards against altitude sickness but also enhances overall performance and well-being. Trekkers and climbers who are well-acclimatized experience less fatigue, improved sleep, and a heightened sense of alertness.

  • Altitude: 4470 m/14,665 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Away from the tree line area, gradual ascent is recommended. Today is another beautiful walk where mountains like Cholatse, Tabuch, and Cho-Oyu unfold before us with a series of turquoise blue lakes.


  • remarkable walk in the open valley of wide Himalayan meadow is peaceful
  • Walking up to the stunning 1st, 2nd, and 3rd lakes of Gokyo is remarkable.
  • Getting to Gokyo, a lovely settlement with the backdrop of the world’s sixth-highest mountain Cho-Oyu is significant.
  • Altitude: 4790 m/15,715 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 4 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 5.7 km

The ascent to Gokyo Ri is a breathtaking odyssey that begins before dawn, as we set out under a shelter of stary skies. 

The path winds its way up the mountainside, and as the first light of daybreak gently touches the towering peaks, the world below is bathed in a soft, ethereal glow. With each step, the air grows cold and dry, and the oxygen thinner, but the charm of the panoramic vista that awaits at the summit is an irresistible magnet. 

Upon reaching the top of Gokyo Ri, the rewards are boundless. The mighty Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and a constellation of other peaks reveal themselves in all their majestic splendor, as if to greet you personally. 

It's seriously a humbling moment. After this awe-inspiring ascent, we descend back to the town of Gokyo where the teahouses provide a warm haven where we will rest, enjoy hot meals, and relax. 

During the afternoon you may explore the lake or take an evening walk up to the ridge to view the NGOZUMPA GLACIER.


  • Altitude: 5,480 m / 17,979 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 4 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 2 km

Trekking from Gokyo over Renjo Pass and down to Lumde is an adventurous journey that takes you through some of the most spectacular high-altitude terrain in the Everest region. Departing from the picturesque village of Gokyo, with its stunning Gokyo Lakes, the trek ascends to Renjo Pass at an altitude of 5,360 meters.

Renjo Pass is known for its sweeping panoramic views of the Himalayan giants, including Everest, Cho Oyu, and Makalu. It's a challenging climb, but the breathtaking vistas make it a truly rewarding experience. After crossing the pass, we descend into a secluded valley, where the path meanders through rugged landscapes and showcases the dramatic beauty of the Himalayan wilderness.

As you continue the descent, you'll reach the serene village of Lumde, a tranquil and lesser-known destination in the region. Nestled at a lower elevation, Lumde offers trekkers a peaceful respite after the strenuous climb over Renjo Pass. The village is surrounded by pristine alpine meadows and provides a unique cultural experience, as it's not frequented by as many tourists as some other villages in the Everest region.

We will relax in the rustic teahouses, interact with the local Sherpa community, and relish the serenity of this hidden gem in the heart of the Himalayas.

  • Altitude: 5,360 m/17,585 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 7/8 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 9 km

The trek from Lumde to Namche Bazaar via Thame village is a captivating journey that provides a blend of natural beauty and cultural exploration. Departing from the peaceful village of Lumde, the trek first leads through pristine alpine meadows and small Sherpa settlements, offering us a serene and relatively untouched environment.

The trail soon ascends to the historic village of Thame, one of the oldest Sherpa villages in the Everest region. Thame is known for its ancient Gompa (monastery), which is an important pilgrimage site and holds centuries-old artifacts. The village also boasts breathtaking views of peaks like Thamserku, Kusum Kanguru, and Kongde Ri.

From Thame, the trail gradually descends into the Dudh Koshi River valley, where you'll eventually reach Namche Bazaar, the bustling hub of the Everest region.

  • Altitude: 3,450 m / 11,318 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 6/7 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 16 km

Retracing the trail from Namche Bazaar back to Lukla marks the concluding leg of our trek. It offers a chance to revisit the picturesque landscapes and vibrant culture of the region one last time.

Starting in Namche Bazaar, you'll descend along the familiar Dudh Koshi River valley, where the trail passes through rhododendron forests, suspension bridges, and the charming villages of Phakding and Monjo. 

The final stretch of the trail from Monjo to Lukla offers a mix of landscapes, from lush forests to terraced fields. Lukla, with its bustling markets and welcoming teahouses, serves as the gateway to the Everest region and is the place where your remarkable journey comes full circle.

Here, we will celebrate your trekking achievements, and prepare for our flight back to Kathmandu. The return journey not only allows trekkers to savor the beauty of the region once more but also provides a sense of closure, completing the loop and leaving you with lasting memories of the breathtaking Himalayas and the rich culture of the Sherpa people.

  • Altitude: 2,840 m/9,317 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 8 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 15 km

From Lukla airport, the final destination can be either Kathmandu or Manthali Airport, depending on the peak or off-season. Nonetheless, we will have a Sensational flight back. 

Flying out of Lukla Airport is a divine experience that captures the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas. As your small aircraft takes to the sky, you're immediately surrounded by a panoramic masterpiece of nature. Towering peaks, including the legendary Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam, seem to reach out and touch the heavens. 

The rugged landscapes, deep gorges, and remote villages pass beneath you like a living tapestry of Nepal's highlands. The thrill of the takeoff is matched only by the breathtaking scenery that unfolds before your eyes, leaving a permanent imprint of the Himalayan splendor on your soul. 

Flying out of Lukla is not just a departure; it's a final gift, a reminder of the unparalleled beauty that this region has to offer.

However, in the peak season time, all Lukla Flights are Diverted to Manthali Airport at Ramechhap District which is 132 km away from Kathmandu. If we fly to Manthali Airport transportation in a PRIVATE VEHICLE will be provided to transfer you to Kathmandu Hotel. 

This Drive from Manthali to Kathmandu will take 4/5 Hours approximately. 


  • Morning flight to Kathmandu or Manthali.
  • Scenic Drive to Kathmandu, if flights are diverted to Manthali Airport.
  • Explore the Capital City of Kathmandu as per your requirements.
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transport: Mountain Flight

Contingency days are essential when trekking in the Everest region due to the unpredictable and often harsh mountain weather. The Himalayas are known for their rapidly changing climate, and adverse conditions like heavy snowfall, high winds, or cloud cover can disrupt trekking schedules.

Contingency days provide a buffer, allowing trekkers to account for such weather-related delays and ensure a safer and more enjoyable experience. They offer the flexibility to adjust the itinerary, rest, or acclimatize as needed, reducing the risk of altitude sickness and unexpected challenges.

In a region where safety is paramount, these extra days provide a crucial safety net, ensuring that trekkers can navigate the high-altitude terrain with greater peace of mind.

OR we may use this Contingency day back in Kathmandu to explore the outskirts of the city or Shopping

  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast

Depending on your flight schedule airport transportation will be provided. in Nepal, your airport reporting time is usually 3 hours prior to your flight. Your leader will be there to assist you at the international airport.

  • Accommodation: Fly Back Home
  • Transport: Airport Drop
What's Included
  • PERMITS: All essential permits required from the Government and local authorities to legally trek in the region are procured.
  • PICKUP AND DROPS: Roundtrip airport pickup and drop-off facilities for both domestic and international flights are included in the trek package.
  • ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU: Three nights of hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at a three-star twin-sharing hotel on a bed and breakfast-basis.
  • WELCOME DINNER: A traditional Nepali-style welcome dinner at a local restaurant in Kathmandu.
  • SIGHTSEEING: A half-day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu's two most sacred UNESCO World Heritage sites with entrance fees paid.
  • TAXES: All applicable local and national government taxes are covered.
  • TRANSPORTATION: Roundtrip PRIVATE VEHICLE transportation between Kathmandu and the Manthali Airport for the flight to Lukla.
  • DOMESTIC FLIGHTS: Domestic flights TO and FROM LUKLA.
  • EQUIPMENT: Essential trekking gear such as sleeping bags, fleece liners, PrimaLoft jackets, rain ponchos, yak tracks, trekking poles, etc are provided.
  • LODGING: Local Tea-house accommodation on a twin-sharing basis – A single supplement is provided on request OVER MINIMAL COST, however, depends solely on the availability.
  • DRINKING WATER: Properly filtered and boiled water for drinking is provided each morning and evening. Trekkers are advised to carry reusable water bottles/bladder bags that can hold at least 3 liters.
  • GLORIOUS FOOD: All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with hot beverages are provided throughout the trek duration.
  • TREK LEADER AND ASSISTANT GUIDE: An experienced trek leader holding legitimate licensing leads the group, along with assistant guides based on group size. Groups of 3 or more are typically assigned at least 1 assistant guide.
  • PORTERS: The porter to trekker ratio is 1:2 - meaning 1 porter for every 2 trekkers. However, for groups larger than 4 trekkers, an additional porter is provided specifically to assist with hot water supply during the trek.
  • STAFF INSURANCE & ALLOWANCES: Insurance coverage, wages, and allowances for all trek staff are included.
  • SAFETY CONCERNS: Emergency equipment including oxygen cylinders and a comprehensive medical kit is available at all times during the trek.
  • COMPLIMENTARY TAKE AWAY: Trekkers receive a duffel bag, t-shirt, multi-functional headwear, baseball hat, trekking map, and completion certificate to take home.
What's Excluded
  • NEPAL VISA: A fee of $50 that is levied on a 30-day Nepali visa.
  • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE: The cost of all international flights.
  • PERSONAL EXPENSES: All personal expenses that may include Nepalese SIM card, internet, battery charging, hot shower, laundry, fizzy drinks, Alcohol, etc.
  • EMERGENCY: A medical examination of any kind, High Altitude Evacuation over any circumstances, Air Evacuation and Rescues.
  • DONATIONS: Donations of any kind.
  • STAFF TIPPING: Tipping is entirely a personal matter, however, it’s a trekking culture.
  • EXTRA NIGHTS: Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu on early arrival or Late departure.
  • SANCTIONS:  Permits or the letter of Authorization that is required for special Filming, big Drones, and Filming Cameras.
  • INSURANCE: All-inclusive Travel or medical insurance is a must.
  • EXTRA PORTER: Over request Extra Porter or Assistant is provided that may include the cost of $25 per day.
  • OPTIONAL TOURS: Optional tours and sightseeing or any activities during free time.
Essential Trip Information

The beauty of Renjo Pass:

As one embarks on their journey to Renjo La Pass, the surroundings gradually transform into a surreal landscape. Majestic mountains, covered in pristine white snow, proudly guard the secrets of this untamed wilderness. Each step forward reveals a panoramic vista that leaves the soul spellbound as if witnessing nature's masterpiece in all its splendor.

The path to Renjo La Pass winds through picturesque valleys, carpeted in vibrant shades of green, where wildflowers dance in the gentle breeze. The melody of gurgling streams echoes through the valley, harmonizing with the chorus of birds soaring above. The serenity of this untouched realm whispers tales of ancient cultures and the resilience of the human spirit.

Ascending higher, the true grandeur of Renjo La Pass begins to unfold. A dreamlike sense of isolation embraces the intrepid traveler, as the world below shrinks into insignificance. The ethereal silence is broken only by the rhythmic crunch of footsteps on the icy terrain, serving as a reminder of one's insignificance in the face of such immense beauty.

Upon reaching the summit of Renjo La Pass, a profound sense of accomplishment blends with a deep sense of humility. The panoramic view is a symphony of snow-capped peaks, stretching as far as the eye can see, transcending the boundaries of imagination. The sheer magnitude of nature's artistry humbles the human spirit, and at that moment, time seems to stand still.

Packing List for Gokyo Lake and Renjo La Pass Trek:

Packing for the Gokyo Lake and Renjo La Pass Trek is essential to ensure your safety, comfort, and overall enjoyment during the journey. Keep in mind that the packing list may vary depending on the season and personal preferences, but here is a comprehensive list of items to consider:


  • Take Away Synthetic Duffel Bag (Water Proof) 
  • Down Sleeping Bag (-21 c)
  • Silk Liner
  • PrimaLoft fill Windproof Jackets
  • Trekking Poles 
  • 2 Toilet Rolls each
  • Complementary Tshirt,
  • Complementary Neck Gaiter (Buff), 
  • Complementary Baseball Hat and Map
  • Oxygen (in case of Emergency)
  • Comprehensive Medical Kit with medication and First Aid Supplies

Your Packing List


  • Moisture-wicking base layers (long-sleeved tops and bottoms)
  • Insulating layers (fleece jacket, down jacket)
  • Waterproof and windproof outer shell jacket
  • Waterproof and breathable pants
  • Trekking pants
  • T-shirts and lightweight shirts
  • Warm hat and sun hat

Hands and Lower Body

  • Lightweight gloves and warm gloves
  • Thermal underwear
  • Underwear and sports bras
  • Hiking socks and liner socks
  • Gaiters (optional for snow or rain)


  • Sturdy and comfortable trekking boots
  • Camp shoes (e.g., sandals or sneakers)


  • Backpack (30-40 liters for the day, larger for porters)
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Reusable Water Bottles (2+ Liters) like Nalgene 
  • Rehydration Bladder (Camel Bag or Platypus) 
  • Water purification tablets or a water filter
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, hand sanitizer, wet wipes, etc.)
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen 50 + SPF
  • lip balm

Other Essentials. 

  • Personal identification
  • Photo Copies of Passport
  • Passport-sized photos
  • Copies of your Insurance
  • Airline Tickets
  • Cash (in Nepalese Rupees and US Dollars)
  • Travel wallet or pouch
  • Electronics (camera, power bank, charging cables)
  • Journal and pen

Optional Items: 

  • Binoculars
  • Books or playing cards
  • Earplugs (useful in teahouse accommodations)
  • Earpods
  • Energy snacks and Rehydration drinks
  • Hiker Pocket Knife 
  • Whistle and multi-tool

It's advisable to pack light and prioritize essential items.  The Gokyo Lake and Renjo La Pass Trek can be physically demanding and challenging due to high altitudes, so ensure that you are physically prepared and have the appropriate clothing and gear to stay safe and comfortable during the journey.

Gokyo Lake and Renjo La Pass Trek FAQs

  • Choosing Nepal Pyramids Trekking Company for your trekking and adventure needs in Nepal can be a great decision for several reasons. We are a locally owned and operated company with deep knowledge of the region. We have a team of experienced guides and staff who are well-versed in the culture, terrain, and trekking routes of Nepal.

    Safety is our top priority and we are known for our commitment to safety standards. We provide well-maintained equipment and have experienced guides who are trained in first aid and emergency procedures.

    Nepal Pyramids offer a range of trekking packages and we can tailor them to suit your preferences and fitness level. Whether you're a seasoned trekker or a beginner, we can create an itinerary that suits your needs.

    Nepal Pyramids is committed to sustainable and responsible tourism. We strongly focus on minimizing the environmental impact of all our treks and supporting local communities.

    While providing quality services, we also offer competitive pricing, making trekking in Nepal more accessible to a wide range of travelers.

    Our reviews and testimonials from previous clients can give you insights into our reputation and the experiences of those who have trekked with them.

  • The Everest High Passes Trek is a strenuous + trekking route in the region of Everest. It involves crossing any high mountain passes in the region. This high passes trek would either lead you to Everest Base Camp or Gokyo Valley or Both.

    This Trek may involve:

    • Going over 3 high passes Kongma La Pass (5,535m), Cho La Pass (5,420m), and Renjo La Pass (5,360m).
    • Or two passes Renjo La / Cho La or Cho La/ Renjo La OR Cho La/Kongma La or Kongma La/ Chola
    • Sometimes it may just include one high mountain Pass either Renjo La either Cho La or Kongma La
  • The length of the Trek depends on your choice of High Pass Trek if you are doing 3 High Passes, 2  High Passes, or just 1 High Pass. However, the duration of the Everest High Passes Trek can vary, but typically it takes around 16 to 21 days in total from your Arrival to Departure. This includes days in Kathmandu, Trekking, and acclimatization days.

  • The best time to do the Everest High Passes Trek is typically during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons. 

    Spring (Pre-Monsoon) Season (March to May):

    • Spring is considered the best time for trekking to Everest due to the pleasant weather and clear skies.
    • The temperatures are moderate, and the rhododendron flowers are in bloom, adding vibrant colors to the landscape.
    • However, the trekking trails can be crowded due to the Everest Expedition season.
    • But Renjo and Gokyo Valley can be a little quieter, making it a great time to enjoy the serenity of the region.

    Autumn (Post-Monsoon) Season (September to November):

    • Autumn is another excellent time to trek to Everest, and it's the most popular trekking season in the region.
    • The weather is stable with clear skies, providing stunning views of the mountains.
    • The temperatures are comfortable, and the trails are less muddy than during the monsoon season.
    • It's a peak trekking season, so expect more trekkers on the trails and in teahouses.

    While spring and autumn are the most favorable times to trek in the Everest region, the region can be visited during other seasons as well. However, the monsoon season (June to August) and winter (December to February) are less ideal due to heavy rainfall, poor visibility, and extreme cold, respectively.

  • Yes, the Everest High Passes Trek is undeniably challenging. It's intended for experienced trekkers seeking a demanding adventure. The high altitudes, including passes like Kongma La, Cho La, and Renjo La, present a genuine risk of altitude sickness, necessitating meticulous acclimatization.

    Technical skills, such as using crampons and ropes, may be required in steep and icy sections. The trek traverses remote, rugged terrain with limited facilities, making it vital for trekkers to be self-reliant and prepared for the unexpected. Long hiking days and strenuous climbs add to the difficulty, but for those up to the challenge, the rewards include breathtaking views and a profound sense of accomplishment.

  • Yes, you will need permits to undertake the Everest High Passes Trek.

    The required permits include

    • The Sagarmatha National Park entry permit and
    • The Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality permit. These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or through a registered trekking agency or in the Everest region itself.
  • Accommodation during the Everest High Passes Trek primarily consists of teahouses and basic lodges. In Few places, these accommodations are often rustic but provide essential amenities like a bed, blankets, and hot meals.

    However, in Everest Region Travelers have the luxury of cozy Teahouse Lodges with great amenities. While some teahouses offer private rooms with attached bathrooms. Facilities may be a little basic in a few places like the base camps of any passes.

    It's advisable to be prepared for basic comforts and varying levels of cleanliness, as the focus of our trek is more on the adventure and the stunning natural surroundings than luxurious lodging.

  • The risk of altitude sickness on the Everest High Passes Trek is notably high due to the extreme elevations involved. The trek crosses challenging passes, like Kongma La, Cho La, or Renjo La all exceeding 5,000 meters. Proper acclimatization is vital to mitigate this risk.

    Trekkers should allow time for their bodies to adjust to the altitude by ascending gradually and spending a couple of days in places over 3,500 m. It's essential to be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness, such as headaches, nausea, and shortness of breath, and to descend to lower altitudes if these symptoms become severe.

    While the trek offers breathtaking views and adventurous experiences, trekkers should be cautious and informed about altitude-related risks and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety.


  • The Everest High Passes Trek demands a high level of physical fitness due to its challenging terrain and high altitudes. Trekkers should be prepared for long and strenuous days of hiking. 

    You should have excellent cardiovascular endurance as you'll be walking for extended periods each day at high altitudes. Regular aerobic exercise like hiking, running, or cycling in the months leading up to the trek is highly recommended.

    Spending time at high elevations prior to the trek can help your body acclimatize more effectively. You should be mentally prepared for long days, variable weather conditions, and challenging terrain.

    While not mandatory, prior trekking experience, especially at high altitudes, can boost your confidence and preparedness. It's advisable to consult a healthcare professional before the trek, especially if you have any underlying health conditions.


  • While a guide is not strictly necessary for the Everest High Passes Trek, having one can greatly enhance the experience and safety of the journey.

    This challenging trek through the high-altitude terrain of the Everest region involves crossing multiple passes, navigating intricate trails, and dealing with unpredictable weather. A knowledgeable guide can provide valuable insights into the local culture, help with logistics, and, most importantly, ensure your safety by offering guidance in case of adverse conditions or emergencies.

    Whether you're an experienced trekker or a novice, having a guide can make the Everest High Passes Trek a more enjoyable and secure adventure.

  • There are no specific age restrictions for the Everest Three Passes Trek. However, due to the physical challenges and high altitudes involved, it is generally recommended for individuals above the age of 18 who are in good health and have prior trekking experience.

  • Some essential equipment and gear for the Everest Three Passes Trek include a good pair of trekking boots, warm clothing layers, a down jacket, a sleeping bag, trekking poles, a backpack, a hat, gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen, a water bottle, and a first aid kit. It is important to be well-prepared for varying weather conditions. However, Nepal Pyramids provides you with a Duffel Bag, Sleeping Bag, Warm Down Jacket, Rain Poncho, Yak Track (mini crampon), and Trekking poles. 

  • Yes, there are communication facilities available along the Everest trail, although they can be limited and may vary depending on the specific location and altitude. In most places including Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp, you have good coverage of both NTC (Nepal Tele-Communication) which is government-owned, and the NCELL which is private. This simply means you can use data where there is coverage to connect with your family and friends.

    However, not all places have these privileges so you need to rely on wireless Internet that is provided either by EVEREST LINK or AIRLINK. For this, you need to buy a recharge card with a passcode from any of these service providers and get connected. 

    For further details on using the internet recharge card, you need to ask the hotel reception from where you will be buying and they will give you all the necessary info on its usage and validity. 

  • Yes, you can charge your electronic devices such as cameras and phones at tea houses and lodges along the trail. However, electricity is limited in the higher-altitude regions, and charging facilities may be available for an ADDITIONAL FEE.

  • Yes, most tea houses and lodges along the Everest High Passes Trek offer a variety of vegetarian food options. You can expect to find meals like dal bhat (rice and lentils), vegetable curries, noodles, soups, and momos (dumplings). However, the options may be more limited at higher altitudes.

  • The Everest High Passes Trek is an extraordinary adventure that offers trekkers an opportunity to explore the iconic Everest region while crossing three high mountain passes. This challenging trek provides breathtaking panoramic views of some of the world's tallest peaks, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu, among others.

    The journey takes you through picturesque Sherpa villages, ancient monasteries, and the vibrant culture of the Khumbu region. Along the way, you'll encounter the stunning Gokyo Lakes, the tranquil Chhukung Valley, and the bustling Namche Bazaar.

    The Everest High Passes Trek is a true test of endurance and a bucket-list experience for adventure seekers, combining the natural beauty of the Himalayas with the rich cultural heritage of the Sherpa people.

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