Gokyo & the Renjo La

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5.0 Based on 17 Reviews
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  • duration 17 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +12
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Soak up the scenery on less crowded trails in the Everest region
  • Cross the Renjo La (5400m) and climb Gokyo Ri for one of Nepal's best and broadest views of 8000m peaks
  • Walk alongside Ngozumba glacier, the longest glacier in the himalayas
  • Trek through Sherpa villages to the stunning turquoise Gokyo Lakes
The trip Gokyo & The Renjo La starts from and ends in Kathmandu. It is a trekking trip that takes 17 days taking you through Ghat, Machermo, Dole and 9 other destinations in Nepal. Gokyo & The Renjo La is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

A spectacular high altitude trek to the sublime Gokyo Lakes, with a crossing of the Renjo La into the Thame Valley offering unparalleled views of Mount Everest.. The perfect trek for those who wish to avoid the busier trails in the Everest region but still gain stunning views of Everest. Trekking slowly through Sherpa villages and yak pastures we emerge into the stunning Gokyo Valley with its beautiful lakes, and from where we ascend Gokyo Ri for one of the finest views of Everest and surrounding peaks including Cho Oyu in Tibet. From our remote high camp west of Gokyo we prepare for the highlight of the trek, the crossing of the Renjo La. The views of Everest are incredible as we weave our way to the top of the pass at 5400m, before our descent to Mirlung along a rarely trodden trail where we are unlikely to see other trekkers. Undeniably trekking at its best in the Everest region.
5 - Excellent
Based on 17 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 29 2019
5 - Excellent
“If you are at all hesitating about reserving your place on this trip, don't! It is breathtaking in every sense of the word. The trek is really well designed to give you the best chance to acclimatise and the guides will keep you to a sensible pace. I embarked on my trip with some trepidation but I strongly believe that with the right attitude and flexible approach it is achievable by most people. Our guide (Dilli) was first rate and the consummate professional, the camps were well equipped and comfortable and it goes without saying that the views are out of this world. 5 stars!”
  • Anonymous
  • On May 14 2019
5 - Excellent
“Our trek to Gokyo Lakes and Renjo La was made all the more special by the outstanding care and individual attention we were given by our trek leader, sherpa guides, cook and porters. The views on this trek are outstanding and the path to Gokyo is much quieter than the busy EBC trek. We were lucky to have a small group of like minded individuals who were also respectful and considerate travellers whilst possessing the most important ingredient - a sense of humour.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Dec 07 2018
5 - Excellent
“I just came back from the Gokyo & Renjo La trip. It was hard, it was cold and it was amazing. I enjoyed every minute of this very satisfying trip. The views were magnificent and photographs do not do it justice. It was extremely well organised and the cook (labeled by us as the Magician) made some wonderful food in some challenging places. I am 60 and completed it easily so strongly recommend this fantastic trip to anyone.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Nov 18 2018
5 - Excellent
“Thoroughly enjoyed everything about the trek. A wonderful way to experience the mountains and nature. And what a view!! At all times I felt safe and well cared for by all the Guides and staff. Food was fantastic, tents and beds comfy but do bring a sleeping mat. Sleeping bag and provided jacket were so warm and perfectly adequate. Do as much exercise raising your heartbeat as you can before hand, it will just make it more enjoyable when your there. Go as slow as you like, I did, and enjoyed the views. And bring a simple card or other game (not heavy) to enjoy with the staff in the evenings, they appreciate the interaction and its a lovely way to make a memorable trip.”
  • Day 1 : Join Kathmandu
  • Day 2 : Free day in Kathmandu or drive to Ramechap (approx 5 hours)
  • Day 3 : Fly to Lukla (2800m). Trek to Ghat (2530m). Walk approx 2 hours
  • Day 4 : To Monjo (2850m). Walk approx 4-5 hours
  • Day 5 : To Namche (3440m). Walk approx 4-5 hours
  • Day 6 : To Kyangjuma (3610m) Walk approx 3-4 hours
  • Day 7 : To Phortse Tenga (3600m). Walk approx 6 hours
  • Day 8 : To Dole (4000m). Walk approx 3 hours
  • Day 9 : To Machhermo (4410m). Walk approx 3 hours
  • Day 10 : To Gokyo (4759m). Walk approx 5-6 hours
  • Day 11 : Ascent of Gokyo Ri (5483m) or walk to Ngozumba Tsho. Walk approx 6-7 hours
  • Day 12 : Cross Renjo La (5400m) to Lungden. Walk approx. 7-8 hours
  • Day 13 : To Thame village. Walk approx 5 hours
  • Day 14 : To Monjo (2850m). Walk approx 5-6 hours.
  • Day 15 : To Lukla (2800m). Walk approx 2-3 hrs
  • Day 16 : Fly to Kathmandu or return via Ramechap
  • Day 17 : Trip concludes Kathmandu.
  • Airport transfers if arriving on day 1 and 17 or if you booked pre/post tour accommodation at the Radisson through World Expeditions
  • Good quality accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in a combination of our comfortable eco lodges and permanent campsites with off the ground camp beds, mattresses and pillows
  • 16 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 14 dinners including all meals on trek valued at US$650
  • Return flights to/from Lukla included
  • An extra 5kg luggage allowance on Lukla flight, total 20kg
  • Private transportation
  • Expert bilingual guide
  • Group medical kit
  • The use of a World Expeditions trek pack which includes a quality sleeping bag, sleeping bag liner, down or fibre fill jacket and insulated mat (valued at over US$500)
  • Souvenir World Expeditions kit bag
  • All park entrance fees and trekking permits
  • Porters to carry all personal and group equipment
  • Porter's insurance
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Bottled water, aerated & alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc.
  • International flights
  • Airport and departure taxes.
  • Travel Insurance
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Gokyo & the Renjo La tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 21 August 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 21 August 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Gokyo & the Renjo La tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Gokyo & the Renjo La tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this trip. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • A multitude of COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • This tour has obtained a COVID-19 CLEAN accreditation from Quality Tourism Australia.
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • How much should my backpack weigh?

    A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.  

  • Do I need a porter?

    The decision to hire a porter is up to you and usually based on your fitness level and/or budget. One porter can be shared between two people and can carry up to 25 kg. Many trekkers hire a porter to have a more comfortable trek.

  • Do I require a porter for carrying water?

    On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.

  • When should I arrive in Kathmandu before the tour?

    We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start day of the trek because the tour operators usually require one working day to arrange trekking permits. Arrive earlier if you want to explore Kathmandu on your own or acclimate to any time differences.

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.

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