Everest High Passes

...we shouldn't finish without mentioning admiration for the endlessly busy Mr Lama. He like all World Expeditions staff we met, was very charming and knowledgable, this characteristic seems to be a requirement for employment with the company

anon. | Kentucky, USA
 
 

Gokyo & the Renjo La

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 (8201m) on the Tibetan border. 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.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Kathmandu
DAY 2 In Kathmandu, sightseeing Kathmandu Valley
DAYS 3/4 Fly to Lukla, commence trek through Sherpa villages
DAYS 5/6 Arrive Namche Bazaar, rest and acclimatise
DAYS 7/10 Slowly ascend via Khumjung, Dole and Machermo to the serene Gokyo Lakes
DAY 11 Ascend Gokyo Ri (5483m) to view Everest, Makalu, Lhotse and Cho Oyu, move to Renjo La high camp or return to Gokyo, dependent upon conditions
DAY 12 Cross the Renjo La
DAY 13 Trek to Thame
DAYS 14/15 Return trek to Lukla
DAY 16 Fly Lukla to Kathmandu
DAY 17 In Kathmandu, trip concludes

traveller reviews

The afterglow will last for years from the experience of a lifetime! Most memorable part was the view of Everest from Camp at 5,000m. Our Sherpa team did an amazing job and made the whole trip very enjoyable. Would love to trek with them all again! Would absolutely travel with World Expeditions again.

F. White Manly, NSW

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Trip Code: REN
Trip Grading: Moderate to Challenging
Duration:  17 days
Activities:  Trekking
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