Renjo La Pass Trek

Renjo La Pass Trek

attractions Attraction
Gokyo Ri Lake, Everest Views, Namche bazar, Renjo La Pass
nature Accomodation
timer Duration
11 Days
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Flight to and from Lukla
Group Size
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Renjo La Pass trek, a journey of moderate to strenuous difficulty leading you to the captivating Gokyo Valley in the Everest Region. Renowned for its unspoiled natural beauty featuring pristine lakes, glaciers, and majestic Himalayan peaks, the Gokyo Valley promises an unforgettable experience.

Starting from Lukla, a brief half-hour flight from Kathmandu, the trail unfolds through the Dudhkosi Valley, with Namche welcoming you on the second day of your trek. Progressing through the Gokyo Valley via Thame, a highlight awaits at the Thame Monastery, adding a captivating dimension to your journey.

The ultimate goal of the Renjo La Pass trek is to reach the summit of Gokyo Ri via Renjo La Pass, situated at an elevation of 5357m—the highest point on this route. From the vantage point of Gokyo Ri, be prepared to be awestruck by panoramic views of iconic peaks such as Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse (5816m), Mt. Makalu (8463m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m), Nuptse (7855m), Mt. Pumori (7145m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6856m), Mt. Thamserku (6723m), and more. The captivating sight of the Ngozumpa glacier and Gokyo lakes adds to the enchantment of the surroundings.

As the entire trek unfolds within the confines of Sagarmatha National Park, the chances of encountering endangered species like the Snow Leopard, Himalayan monal, blood pheasant, Himalayan Black Bear, Musk Deer, etc., are heightened. Immerse yourself in the unique culture and warm hospitality of the Sherpa people, further enhancing the allure of this trek.

Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition meticulously organizes regular trips to Renjo La Pass, ensuring a well-guided and enriching experience. Optimal seasons for the Renjo La Pass Trek are during Autumn (Sep-Nov) or Spring (March-May).

Renjola Pass Trek Highlights:

  • Tranquil Journey to Gokyo Ri and Gokyo Lakes:
  • Immerse in the serenity of a less-traveled route to Gokyo Ri and Gokyo Lakes.
  • Explore local and cultural wonders, with a focus on Tibetan Buddhist traditions and close interactions with Sherpa village residents.
  • Witness the astonishing beauty of Everest, Makalu, and the Khumbu region, complemented by the grandeur of the Ngozumpa Glacier.
  • Travel on an unforgettable adventure, crossing the Renjo La Pass at 5,345 meters.
  • Traverse a breathtaking trail adorned with Juniper forests and Rhododendron trees, hiking on the unspoiled earth.
  • Encounter amazing vistas of majestic mountain chains, including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), Cho Oyu (8,188m), Thamserku, Kantega, Kusum, Kangaru, Tawache peak, Mt. Kongde, and more.
  • Revel in panoramic views that envelop the surroundings, creating a mesmerizing experience.
  • Witness once-in-a-lifetime views of glistening ice falls and glaciers, adding to the awe-inspiring journey.

Trip Info for Renjola Pass Gokyo Lake Trek:

  • Trek Start:
    • Begins from Kathmandu to Lukla.
    • Requires obtaining necessary permits and TIMS card.
    • The trail gradually ascends through diverse landscapes.
  • Accommodation:
    • Teahouses/lodges along the route offer basic lodging.
    • Dormitory-style rooms or private rooms available.
    • Basic amenities like beds, blankets, and shared bathrooms.

  • Meals:
    • Teahouses provide meals: Dal Bhat (rice, lentil soup), noodles, rice dishes, etc.
    • Limited menu items, especially at higher altitudes.
    • Carrying some energy bars and snacks is recommended.

  • Typical Day:
    • Start early in the morning for better weather and views.
    • Trek for about 6-8 hours a day, with breaks in between.
    • Reach teahouse for the night, rest, and explore.

  • Communication:
    • Limited mobile network coverage, especially at higher altitudes.
    • Some teahouses offer Wi-Fi, but it might be slow and unreliable.

  • Electricity and Water:
    • Charging devices may come at an extra cost in teahouses.
    • Hot showers might be available for an additional fee.
    • Safe drinking water: carry purification methods or buy bottled water.

  • Tipping:
    • Tipping is a common practice to show appreciation for good service.
    • You can tip guides, porters, and teahouse staff if you're satisfied.

  • Trek Season:
    • Best seasons: Autumn (clear weather) and Spring (blooming rhododendrons).
    • Winter is colder but less crowded. Summer/Monsoon brings rain and more challenge.

Renjo La Pass Trek Difficulty :

  1. For Beginners:
    • Chola Pass Trek is not recommended for beginners.

  2. For Experienced Trekkers:
    • Experienced trekkers will find the Chola pass trek moderately challenging.
    • Familiarity with multi-day treks and altitude effects is beneficial.
    • Some sections might involve longer and more strenuous walks, especially at higher altitudes.
    • Flexibility and previous trekking experience will be advantageous.
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Mohan Subedi

Mohan Subedi is the founder of Hinepal Treks. He is a professional trek and adventure guide.

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