Renjo La Pass Trek 15 Days
Looking for something different in the Everest region? Then join us on our adventurous 15 days Renjo La pass trek that crosses a high mountain pass and takes you to Gokyo Lakes. It is one of the underrated trekking packages in the Everest region that has no crowd, great mountain landscapes, and beautiful layovers.
The Renjo La pass trail crosses the high mountain pass called Renjo La, as the name of the package suggests. It is a remote trek in the Everest region that explores beautiful mountain villages, lush alpine forests, valleys, streams, lakes, and glaciers.
Apart from the pass, the Renjo La pass trek also has another major highlight, the Gokyo Lakes (4,700–5,000 m), which is why this package is also widely known as the Everest Gokyo Lake Renjo La pass trek. The fascinating Sherpa culture and heartwarming Himalayan landscapes come complimentary on this trek.
The less crowded trail via villages like Dole (4,200 m) and Machhermo (4,470 m) makes the Renjo La pass trek one of the best Everest trek packages. You will not be following the famous Everest trail visited by thousands of trekkers. This trek does not take you to EBC, instead lets you explore the largest glacier in Nepal, Ngozumpa Glacier, and the famous viewpoint, Gokyo Ri (5,357 m).
The Renjo La pass trekking has balanced adventurous and spiritual elements. When the thrilling landing at Lukla airport and the giant mountains overwhelm you, the friendly locals and their rich cultural heritage will calm you down.
The delicate chirping of the birds, the freshness of the mountains, and the soothing aroma of forests will help you unwind & relax your heart. The simple yet meaningful interactions with locals, their stories, and their lifestyle make the journey more interesting.
And how can we forget about all the mountains and peaks that become constant companions of travelers in the Everest region? To name some of the mountains you get to witness are Mt. Everest (8,849 m), Mt. Makalu (8,463 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,188 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,608 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Kangtega (6,782 m), etc.
Renjo La Pass Trek attractions
The wilderness of the Sagarmatha National Park
This trek explores the Sagarmatha National Park, a huge protected area of international interest. The national park begins from Monjo village onwards, and we have to register the national park permit at the police check post right outside Monjo village.
The Sagarmatha national park has numerous flora and fauna, including exotic species like Himalayan tahr, snow leopard, red panda, blue sheep, etc. The trail likewise is full of a range of forests, pastures, terraces, rivers, streams, waterfalls, moraines, glaciers, etc.
Trek through beautiful mountain villages
Some of the major villages on this trek are Namche Bazaar, Dole, Machhermo, Gokyo village, and Thame. Apart from these, you'll pass by many other small villages with fantastic views. Trekking through these villages will give you a chance to peek into the lifestyle and culture of the locals. You'll learn a lot about Sherpas especially and visit ancient monasteries on the way.
A less crowded adventurous trail
Not many people do Renjo la pass trek because of the strenuous trail and fewer facilities. Therefore, the trail is not crowded even in the peak trekking season. You get to enjoy the tranquility of the Everest region at its best and take your all time to admire the views without getting disturbed.
Amazing hikes during the acclimatization days in Namche Bazaar and Gokyo village
We have two acclimatization days in our itinerary. One in Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) and another in Gokyo village (4,750 m). In Namche Bazaar, you'll hike to the Hotel Everest View (3,962 m), a luxury accommodation provider that is known for the Mt. Everest view from all of its windows. Likewise, during the rest day in Gokyo village, we have a side excursion to Gokyo Ri (5,357 m), a vantage point. The mountain view from this point is extraordinary.
Gokyo Lakes & Renjo La pass
Gokyo Lake is the world's highest lake system comprising six lakes ranging from 4,700–5,000 m (15,400–16,400 ft) above sea level. Also designated as a Ramsar site, Gokyo Lakes has religious values and is considered holy by the locals. The Thonak Lake is the largest among all the Gokyo Lakes and the Dudh Pokhari Lake is the most significant one. The Gokyo village is located on the eastern shore of the Dudh Pokhari.
Everest region has three main high passes, and the Renjo La pass is considered the most approachable among all three. Its elevation is also the lowest among all three passes at 17,560 ft/5,360 m. The Renjo La pass connects the Gokyo valley to the least visited part of the Everest region Thame.
A native crew to support you during the trek
You get to trek with a native professional mountain guide and porters during the Renjo La pass trekking with us. At Outfitter Himalaya, we work closely with the locals of the Everest region and have the most friendly & reliable crew.
Our on-field team has numerous years of expertise in leading groups in the Himalayas and can handle any unseen circumstances calmly.
Extra nights in Kathmandu before starting and at the end of the trek
One of the things that make our Renjo La pass trekking package very special is the two full days in Kathmandu before and after the trek ends. You'll get ample time to prepare for the journey and rest, of course, after the end of the trek. We have a guided sightseeing tour on one of the days. You do not need to rush and have plenty of time to do all the things you want.