Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes with 2 High Passes Trek - 18 Days

Good to Know
  • Duration 18 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Group Size 1-16
  • Max. Altitude 5415- 5545M.
  • Best Season March, April, May and September, October, November


  • Trek along with one of the popular passes of the Everest Region—Renjo La Pass.
  • Everest Renjo La Trek is 2840 m and its maximum altitude is 5,345 m
  • The Everest Trek is one of the most thrilling adventure treks for excitement-seekers.
  • Gokyo lakes altitude is 5,000 m above sea level.
  • Majestic view of Mountains and peaks
  • Cho La pass 5,367m above sea level.

Everest Renjo La Trek is the most preferred trekking destination in the region of Everest because of the breathtaking views it offers.  Our Everest Renjo La Trek combines the Everest Base Camp Trek along with one of the popular passes of the Everest Region—Renjo La Pass.  It is the full-package offer, and even includes a visit to the magical high alpine Gokyo Lake.  Besides having the wonderful opportunity to trek alongside the famous mountain peaks like Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and others, Everest Renjo-La Pass Trek provides the additional opportunity to pass across the Renjo La Pass and participate in a more thrilling adventure.

The total trekking duration of Everest Renjo-La Trek is 18 days. The best seasons for the Everest Renjo-La Trek are February to June, and September to November. During the spring, the flowers are blooming, and in the fall, the skies are clearer.  However, July and August are comparatively good for hiking but the fact is you may or may have good visibility due to cloud cover/rain. The nature of trekking grade is a bit strenuous. Tea house is preferred as an accommodation for Everest Renjo La Trek .If you are planning to trek in a group then you must know the group size is for the trek. The maximum and minimum numbers of people in a group is arranged with 120 only. The minimum altitude of Everest Renjo La Trek is 2840 m and its maximum altitude is 5,345 m. The flight mode is used as transportation from Kathmandu to Lukla. For the latest information or any queries you can contact our official website too.

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On the 1st day you will be transferred from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu to the hotel where we will brief you with the detailed itinerary. Overnight stay in a hotel.

    you can have either free day or do sightseeing yourself in Kathmandu Valley which includes several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Pashupatinath, and a Buddhist stupa in Boudhanath. We can also visit Swyambhunath, also known as Monkey Temple, built nearly 2000 years ago.  Finally, we can visit Patan, city of fine arts. In the afternoon, you will be meeting with your trekking guide and will check all the necessary things. Overnight stay at the hotel.

      After a 40 minute scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, you will trek to Phakding. Everest Base Camp trip begins at Lukla and follow Phakding, which takes approximately 3 – 4 hours. Along the way you can have a view of Mt Nupla (5885m) and Kusum Kangaru (6367m). Overnight in Phakding (2652 m).

        Starting from a slight rise to Jorsalle, the trail passes waterfalls and other cultural and natural attractions. During the day, you will be passing through the Sherpa villages viewing magnificent forests. Rhododendron trees, magnolias and giant firs provide a stunning backdrop to this part of the walk. En route you will be rewarded with their first glimpse of Kusum Kangru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m) Everest (8,848 m) and Nuptse (7879 m). (Weather permitting) a steep climb up the beautiful village of Namche Bazaar (3440m) which will produce more spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the second night of the trek. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

          Acclimatization is important before proceeding to a higher elevation. It is therefore recommended that you should take a short day's hike to Thame, Khunde, Khumjung or up to the Everest View Hotel so that we can see a clear view of Mount Everest. You can even relax and explore the culture of Sherpa in Namche. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

            Today, we will walk approximately 5 to 5 ½ hours to Thame, a villagesituated at the end of the Khumbu Valley.  We are surprised at the simplicity of the lives' of the people who live there, untouched by the effects of modernization. During the walk, we will pass a variety of Buddhist monuments, including prayer flags, Chhortens and carved Mani rocks. Overnight stay at a guest house.

              Today we will walk uphill about 4 to 5 and half hour to Lungden the path goes through many old Sherpa villages. During the walk we can see the rich biodiversity found in the region, as well as the unique Sherpa culture.  We might even share the road with Tibetan Yak Caravans, as villagers use the path as a trade route to and from Tibet.  Overnight stay at lodge Lungden.

                Today the hike will take approximately 6 hours to reach the Gokyo Lake, the intersection of Renjo La Pass (5415m). The path often follows steep up and downs along a ridge of sand. You will cross over an icy stream, and walk through around the spectacular rock formations. The view that you will have from the top is amazing along with the snowy peaks from 7000 to 8000, including Kala Patthar and many others.  Overnight stay at Gokyo Lake in Guesthouse.

                  The excursion to Gokyo Peak (or Gokyo Ri) begins early in the morning. The climb is quite steep for the first 30 minutes, and overall it takes about an hour to reach the top. From where you will have a magnificent view of the high peaks, from west to east are Cho (8153 m), Gyachung Kang (7922 m), Everest (8848 m), Lhotse (8501m) and Makalu. In addition, you can enjoy the magnificent views of the majestic Gokyo Lake from the top. Overnight stay in the Gokyo Lake in Guesthouse.

                    On the 10th day we will head towards Thangnak (4700m) from Gokyo Lake, crossing the Gokyo Glacier.  Overall, the route takes about an hour.  We can take your lunch on the way to our destination.  Thangnak is a gorgeous alpine village nestled high in the Himalayas. Overnight stay in Thangnak.

                      The Cho La pass is not itself difficult, but it is steep and involves a glacier traverse on the eastern side. We need to be careful as the trail is vertical and the rocks glazed by ice may cause trouble by making the trail slippery.  The trail from Phedi climbs through a ravine and a rocky trail. While trekking through the side of a frozen lake, we reach at the top of the pass decorated with prayer flags. The pyramidal Ama Dablam presides over a range of mountains on the south even as Cholatse soars to the west and Lobuche East and Baruntse rises sharply to our right. We need to pass through some crevasses before we reach Dzongla Village. The village provides great views of Cholatse, Ama Dablam, Lobuche mountains along with the Pheriche Village far below. 

                        his will be a very short trek so we have a lot time to relax and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us. We climb down from Dzongla and walk through a grassy trail while enjoying the view of Lobuche Peak. The trail curves through the wide river bed before reaching Lobuche. We can spend the rest of day taking a rest which will help us prepare for the next day’s long trek. Overnight in Lobuche. 

                          In the first section of trek we will start from Lobuche following the narrow space between the moraine of the glacier and the wall, then cross the tributary mountain glaciers to reach the dry lake bed known as Gorakshep. You will stop for lunch at the Gorakshep, then walk to the base camp of Everest and explore the area famous for the many climbing expeditions up to the Mount Everest. The Base Camp area provides an opportunity to experience the energy of the brave climbers of this famous mountain. After exploring the Everest Base Camp, we will be trek back to Gorakshep. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

                            We will leave early tomorrow morning on the 14th day and the weather is also bright and clear most of the time which helps when climbing Kala Patthar. Today is one of the highlights of the trip, You will be rewarded with viewing a 360 degrees panoramic view of Mount Everest and surrounding mountains. Being back to Gorak Shep, you will have breakfast which is followed by a gradual descent to Pheriche to rest for the night. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

                              We will walk along the hillside covered with Rhododendrons and junipers. If it is spring, you will be enchanted with pink and red rhododendron flowers around you. Before Tengboche the trail drops to Phunki Thanga, which passes through pine forests with an opportunity to see wildlife such as Mountain Goats, Snow Leopard and colorful pheasants. At last you will reach Namche for the night. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

                                Today, the trail descends steeply down before crossing the suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi river. From here, the trail becomes more flat. We pass forests of Rhododendron and Pine trees along with the view of the snow peaks in the distance before reaching Phakding. After taking lunch you will be continuing the trek to Lukla. The last night with this crew trek will be memorable. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

                                  On the last day you will be thanking the porters, who were a crucial part of the trek. From Lukla, we will take one-hour flight back to Kathmandu. If the flight is on schedule, it is likely to be back at the hotel before noon and you can have a good shower and rest in the afternoon. We'll have a celebratory dinner in Kathmandu.

                                    We will transport you to the airport.  Thanks for trekking with Adventure Himalayan Travels.  We look forward to seeing you again!

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                                      Route Map
                                      Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes with 2 High Passes Trek - 18 Days Map
                                      What's Included
                                      • 14 nights and 15 days of food ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) and accommodation during trek (local lodge)
                                      • Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu airfare
                                      • English speaking local expert guide, porters( porter carry maxmum 20 k.g and one porter between two person)
                                      • Sagarmatha National Park fees
                                      • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) fees
                                      • Pasang lamu Entrance fees
                                      • Three nights’ accommodation at three star hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast
                                      • Airport transfers and escort
                                      • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
                                      • Adventure Travels Duffle/Kit Bag.
                                      • Equipment clothing for porter & staffs
                                      • Equipment (sleeping bag, first aid kit, oximeter etc.)
                                      • Insurance for all staff & porters.
                                      • Trekking achievement certificate
                                      • Adventure Himalayan T-shirt
                                      • Nepal visa - Multiple Entry 30 days - USD 50  (Details in Visa Page)
                                      • International flight fare 
                                      • Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu
                                      • Hot Shower and electronic charging fees at guest houses during the trek
                                      • Alcoholic drinks, candies, etc.
                                      • Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary
                                      • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
                                      • Tips, any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason, table drinks, snacks while walking. 
                                      Dates and Prices
                                      Date PriceAvailability 
                                      Start DateStarts: MondayDec 11, 2023End DateEnds: ThursdayDec 28, 2023PricePriceUS$1575StatusStatusAvailable
                                      Start DateStarts: MondayDec 18, 2023End DateEnds: ThursdayJan 04, 2024PricePriceUS$1575StatusStatusAvailable
                                      Start DateStarts: MondayDec 25, 2023End DateEnds: ThursdayJan 11, 2024PricePriceUS$1575StatusStatusAvailable
                                      Client Reviews
                                      • Everest and Renjo La Trek - 21 Days


                                        “We have done hikes in the past but not at this high so it was a difficult selection but we did it successfully and suffering for few days. The trek was beautifully organized and great help from the guide and porters.”

                                        Châu Ngọc
                                        Châu NgọcIraq,Oct 10, 2018
                                      • Everest and Renjo La Trek - 21 Days


                                        “The trek was definitely an amazing experience I will never forget!! Especially the view from Renjo-la pass  was one of my highlights. In general I found the area around the mountain very beautiful! Also the Base Camp was nice to visit and the spirit there is quite impressive. Our Guide and porter were amazing! They were professional, knowledgeable and entertaining  too. The lodges and food on this trekking were wonderful too, definitely exceeded my expectations.  All in all the trek offers a lot of different landscapes and breathtaking views.Thank Adventure Himalayan Travels and Treks proved us good guide and porter”.

                                        AnonymoudUnited Kingdom,Apr 11, 2018

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