About Everest Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek - 15 Days
The Renjo La Pass Trek explores the mountains and hikes into the raw earth on well-known trails is a great way to get to know the unique landscapes in this wonderful Himalayan country of Nepal. When the snow melts & the sun begins to shine, the trek bluntly exposes its natural beauty in extravagant displays that could probably be seen nowhere else.
Trek with the Gokyo Renjo La Pass is one of the most thrilling trekking areas in the Everest region and one of the challenging trails to undertake in this area. This Renjo La route enables trekkers who have limited time to discover the most famous natural spots of Nepal. If you are looking for an adventure trek to set among breath-taking high mountain surroundings, the Renjo La is the best.
Everest Renjo La pass trek goes through the Khumbu heartlands of the Sherpa and offers an eye-catching Himalayan panorama of the whole Solu Khumbu region, including Mt. Everest (8848m) and Mt. Lhotse (8516m). Furthermore, you see the Mt. Makalu (8463m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m), Nuptse (7855m), Mt. Pumori (7145m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6856m), Mt. Thamserku (6723m) and other famous climbing mountain peaks of the Everest region. You also explore the Lush valleys, Tibetan Sherpa culture and their warm hospitality while exploring Gokyo valley.
Everest Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek starts with an exciting tour of the valley offering a glimpse of its world heritage sites and busy marketplaces. You have a short flight to Lukla in next morning, you then start the trek following a steep river valley to Namche Bazaar; the gateway of the Khumbu Region. You have a rest day in Namche and trek further goes north up Dudhkoshi valley to reach Gokyo lake. The Gokyo Peak (5480m) ascent is one of the tourist attractions of this trek. You automatically hold up & rest for some time to enjoy the unbelievable scenery including magnificent views of Everest (8848m), Makalu, Cho Oyu (8153m) and Lhotse (8511m).
You will get to witness the rich culture, heritage, and unique lifestyle of the people as you spend the night in numerous communities during the trek. The predominant populations who live in these settlements are Sherpa and Rai. They have their customs, language, clothing, and food. Thus, you will also be exposed to unique Himalayan cultures! You also get to explore Gokyo Valley, where you can experience breathtaking views of the Gokyo Lakes. Both Hindus and Buddhists consider these lakes to be sacred. Similarly, pilgrims visit Gokyo Lake during Janai Purnima to bathe in the holy lakes. A temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Vishnu may be seen on the lake's western shore.
The trekking trail runs off the usual beaten track. At the pass, with a great view of the Gokyo lakes on one side, the Rermo Pokhari lakes on the other side and numerous galaxies of snowy peaks in the background. The Renjo Trek offers an incredible atmosphere that stirs your emotions & invigorates your thoughts of the tranquil beauty that surrounds you. You trek down to Namche and to Lukla to complete the trek and finally take a return flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
Join Outfitter Nepal on your pass trek! Our itinerary is the best deal ever. Our 15-day Renjo La Pass Trek has been meticulously planned to provide the ideal blend of pleasure and adventure! With over two decades of Nepalese trekking experience, we've put our hearts and brains into putting together the best possible package! We promise a scheduled departure! Select your dates here, or contact us to create a package tailored to your exact needs. Anything will do as long as you are content! Your presence is awaited with great enthusiasm. If the set departure dates are not suitable for you then you may choose any date convenient for you for your departure on the trek and these types of departures are suitable for couples, families, charity and small groups of friends.
These are some of the reasons why Everest Renjo La Pass Trek is a must-visit!
The Adventurous Flight Experience to Lukla is Incomparable
This is the EXPERIENCE for you if you're searching for a huge adrenaline rush! Only a few people have the opportunity (or the bravery, to put it another way) to fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. The airport in Lukla is considered one of the most perilous in the world. To put things in perspective, some 20 or 30 planes land in Lukla every day during peak season and nearly all of the 30,000 trekkers who visit the area each year pass through Lukla.
It is riskier than a conventional commercial airport in terms of statistics, yet it is still relatively safe. Airlines have tightened their regulations for what constitutes acceptable flight conditions and limited the number of planes that can fly the route. Despite advancements in passenger safety, the trip to Lukla may still be a nerve-wracking experience! It's worth the work for the adrenaline rush!
Experience the Unique Hospitality of the Sherpa Culture
The Sherpas, like any Himalayan tribe, had honed their adaptation to the harsh, desolate landscape. They were farmers who made their living from the Himalayan pass commerce. As demonstrated by the various gompas and chortens, Buddhism has had a tremendous impact on their lives. You may learn more about Sherpa culture while on your trek to Renjo La Pass!
Sherpas are without a doubt the world's most well-known ethnic group. Sherpas have garnered notoriety for guiding thousands of adventure-seeking mountaineers to the summit of Mount Everest, one of the world's most perilous destinations. Get to know the Sherpa way of life while on your trek!
Explore the Wilderness in the UNESCO-enlisted World Heritage Site
The Great Himalayan Range, with its constantly beautiful snow-capped peaks, includes the world's highest peak, Mt. Sagarmatha (Everest), and extensive Sherpa communities. They all highlight the openness of the Sagarmatha National Park (SNP) to the outside world. The park was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1979, in recognition of the region's meticulously preserved natural heritage and the magnificent majesty of the high, geologically young mountains and glaciers.
Over 6000 Sherpas reside in over 20 communities on the property, which has been home to the Sherpa for over four centuries and continues to observe ancient cultural and religious rituals like animal hunting and slaughter limitations, as well as reverence for all living species.
Several endangered creatures, such as the snow leopard and red panda call the park their home! Other than Mount Everest, it has a spectacular landscape with gorgeous mountains, glaciers, deep valleys, and seven summits over 7,000 meters. SNP, a well-known Himalayan tourism destination, was founded in 1976 and has combined nature and culture from the beginning, with over 2,500 Sherpa residents.
Namche Bazaar and the Cultural Eccentricities
Namche is an ancient trading town famous for its yak cheese and butter. It is nestled on the incline of an arch-shaped mountain with panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks from all points in the valley. Despite its growth, Namche Bazaar has preserved its historical culture, traditions, and genuine kindness.
The Namche Bazaar is a hive of activity, with shops, restaurants, motels, ATMs, and bakeries. From bakeries to temples to museums, the Namche bazaar's tiny lane, which is shared by yaks, monks, Sherpa sellers, and locals, offers a new option around every corner.
Gokyo Valley and Gokyo Lake: A Sight worth Watching
Sagarmatha National Park features the gorgeous Gokyo valley located west of the famous Khumbu region of the Himalayas. During the summer, the tranquil valley is home to vast pastures for yaks to graze on, and the view of clear blue lakes is absolutely breathtaking.
The Gokyo valley is composed of small communities tucked in the Himalayas, the majority of which are tea houses that provide vital amenities to trekkers. Cho Oyu, one of the eight-thousanders, can be viewed from Gokyo to the north, along with a stunning panoramic view of the other eight-thousanders spanning from Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu. There are several gorgeous vistas all around the valley, but one can go to the summit of Gokyo Ri located at an elevation of 5,357 meters, for a panoramic view of the peaks and the pristine Gokyo lakes.
Hindus and Buddhists both revere the holy Gokyo lakes. These lakes also serve as a stopover for migratory birds during their biannual trans-Himalayan migration. Aside from that, Gokyo is known as the world's highest-altitude ice skating range and a Ramsar site.
Cross the Challenging Renjo La Pass
Renjo La pass, at 5345 meters / 17843 ft, is one of three Everest passes. It's a spectacular mountain pass that connects Gokyo Lakes and Nagpala, but it's quite solitary. As a trading route, this pass is much busier than other mountain passes. Tibetan merchants with their yak caravans can still be seen descending from Nangpa La pass. It is the only one of the three passes that do not involve crossing glaciers. Likewise, crossing the pass takes less time.
However, just because you don't have to cross the glacier doesn't mean Renjo La is easy to cross. Although it has its own set of problems, most people consider it to be a simple pass in comparison to the other two mountain passes. The Renjo La pass also provides one of the most beautiful views of the Everest massif and the Gokyo Lakes.