The Gokyo Valley and Renjo La Pass trek are one of the most thrilling, challenging, and worth experiencing treks in Nepal. First, the trek takes you to Gokyo Valley, one of the most beautiful Himalayan valleys. The valley is home to six beautiful lakes that are formed from the nearby glacial melt. Ngozumpa glacier, the longest glacier in Nepal, lies nearby Gokyo Valley. These lakes hold special religious significance to the local Sherpa people, who are mostly Buddhists.
The other highlight of the trek is the thrill of crossing the Renjo La Pass. The pass is one among the three high passes of the Everest Region with the other two being the KongMa La Pass (5,535 m) and the Cho La Pass (5,368 m). Crossing the Renjo La Pass is a difficult ordeal because the air is thin, the track is a beaten one and the weather changes abruptly at that altitude. However, we can easily cross the path with ample preparation and guidance on our part.
The third thrill of the trek is hiking up to the top of the Gokyo Ri mountain. This is the highest altitude point in our trek. The Gokyo Ri mountain almost stands vertically upwards from the Gokyo valley and its top provides a stunning view of the Gokyo Lake on one side and the Rermo Pokhari on the other side. You will also get a panoramic view of mountains like Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Pumori, etc. from the top of Gokyo Ri mountain. We will climb Gokyo Roi before crossing the Renjo La Pass.
Our trek starts with a short mountain flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Then we will trek along with beautiful forests, spiraling rivers, and thundering waterfalls of the Khumbu region and reach Namche Bazaar. We will venture deep into the Sagarmatha National Park after walking ahead from Namche Bazaar. This is the point where the most thrilling part of our trek starts, and we start looking forward to adventures in Gokyo Valley and the Renjo La Pass.
We will return back to Namche Bazaar after crossing the Renjo La Pass and then trek back to the airport town of Lukla. A short flight back from Lukla takes us to Kathmandu and our trek ends from here.