Gokyo lake and Ranjo la pass Trekking 

Gokyo lake and Ranjo la pass trek is one of the adventurous trekking trails in Everest Region. Renjo La pass Trek is especially designed for those who have got limited time to discover the most famous beauties of Nepal offering breath taking high mountain scenery through the Khumbu the Sherpa country. Everest Renjo la pass trekking route is off the usual beaten track. Renjo la pass trek is perfect for people who like to do trek go high pass but not tricky one.

We are rewarded with a fine view of the Gokyo Lake on side, the caravan-Style business, its distance, the biggest glaciers in the whole of the Khumbu region and imresseive views of Mt. Everest and Mt. Cho oyo are the specctular features in the this trek. Ranjo La pass trekking will show you diverse type of the sherpa in thame valley as well as in solukhumbu. The himalayas are the best seen on this trek as one traces the main route through the khumbu region from the sherpa town of Namche bazzar. Travelers get a close view of the world's greatest mountain . Crossing Renjo La pass trekking offers eye catching views of Everest Himalayan range, including of Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse (5816m), Mt. Maklau (8463m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m) , Nuptse (7855m), Mt. Pumori (7145m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6856m), Mt. Thamserku (6723m) and other mountain peaks.

Everest ranjo la pass trekking also offer cultural attractions as Gorgeous, multi-hued prayer flags, prayer wheels and intricately carved mani stones line every hilltop, rock wall and trail side, singing prayers for everyone's well-being, Sherpa dances as dhumje, music, Sherpa costume and their language. The trekkers can see Rhododendron and pine forests, rivers, Sherpa villages and Buddhist Monasteries in every stop along the trail from Lukla. 


Trip Duration      12 days trek
Max. Altitude: 5360m./17688ft.
Minimum Altitude: 2650m./8745 ft.
Grade: Hard
Activities: Trekking
Accommodation: Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, lunch , Dinner 
Transportation: Plane
Trek Departure: Every day throughout the week
Group Size: 2 person  to 14  persons (maximum)
Best season: March, April, May, Sep, Oct & Nov.
Available Time: All months
Per day hiking: 4 to 6 hours

Suggested Itinerary 

Day 1 : Kathamandu-Lukla- Ghat- Phakding ( 2650m./8745ft.) 3 hours walk
A magnificent 35 minute flight to Lukla (2800m./9240ft.)an exciting landing  on a steep mountain runway brings us to the start of our trek. We head up the Dudh Koshi Valley on a well-marked trail to our first stay at a lodge in Phakding.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Phakding-Manju-Joresalle-Namche Bazzar ( 3440m./11352ft.) 5 hours walk
We continue north following the Dudh Kosi river and on to Jorsale where we enter the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park. From here it is a short walk to the confluence of two rivers, the lmja Drangpa (Imja Khola) and the Nangpo Tsangpo (Bhote Kosi) followed by a steep climb (for about 2hrs.) to Namche Bazaar, the main town in the Khumbu region. Namche is a prosperous Sherpa town and an important trading centre. Stay there overnight at lodge.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3:  Rest day for Acclimatization in Namche Bazzar
Rest day and overnight. Namche Bazaar is tucked away between two ridges amongst the giant peaks of the Khumbu. Once named the 'Trekkers Mecca of Nepal’, Namche now boasts plenty of lodges and souvenir shops. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day, acclimatizing to the new altitude before heading off towards Everest Base Camp. Options for acclimatization walks include a visit to National park museum, Khumjung Village and Khumjung gompa which has a Yeti skull, and also the one hour walk up to the Everest Hotel (3850m./12705ft.) above Namche for the sunset view of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest. Stay at same Lodge.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 : Namche Bazar - Phortse Thanga( 3600m./11880ft.) 5 hours walk
Beautiful view of the Tengpoche monastery and the verdant Phortse plateau on east. Stunning vista of the Thamserku (6608 m) and Kang Taïga (6685 m) on south-east and the Laboche (6367 m) on north-east. Stay there overnight at lodge.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Phortse Thanga – Dole-Machhermo ( 4410m./14553 ft.) 5 hours walk
Rhododendrons forests give way to junipers and tall conifers. After Dole the landscape gets rocky first sights of the Cho Oyu (8153 m) can be viewed from here. Stay overnight at lodge .
You will be visited by HRA ( Himalayan rescue association) AID post where doctor give lecture about high altitude .
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Machhermo - Gokyo ( 4750m./15675ft.) 4 hours walk
We follow the immense frontal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier to the Gokyo lakes. Climbing up we will discover one by one those emerald drops lost into black rocks and snow. Stay overnight at lodge.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 : Gokyo Peak ascent ( 5357m./17678ft.) 3 hours climb
We ascent early morning to Gokyo peak . A breathtaking 360 º view with Lhotse, Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, four of the forteen 8000 m on earth, dominating the myriad lesser peaks. We stay at same lodge overnight.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 :  Gokyo- Rermo Pokhari ( 4800m./15840ft.) 8 hours walk
Trek to Rermo Pokhari  via Renjo Pass (5345m). Stay there overnight at lodge .
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Remro Pokhari-Thame ( 3800m./12540ft.) 5 hours walk
Trek to Thame via Dudh Pokhari. This day you walk down to below four thousand meters and better sleep in the night after high altitude. Stay overnight there at lodge .
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Thame-Namche bazzar ( 3440m./11352ft.) 3 hours walk
Trek to Namche via Thamo hydro center which is together build between eco him and Austrian government, Sir Edmand Hillary Nursery and finally you are in Namche. This is the Tibet trade route to bring Tibetan handicraft and sell at Khumbu village especially Friday market at Lukla and Saturday market at Namche bazzar. Stay overnight there at lodge.
Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Namche bazzar-Manju-Phakding- Lukla ( 2800m./9240ft.) 6 hours walk
From Namche Bazaar the trail descends steeply to the village of Jorsale. Passing the villages of Phakding and Choplung, we reach Chaunrikharka and the trail that leads up to the airport at Lukla. This is a long, but pleasant day of trekking and after  7 hours of walking you will be glad to reach the lodge in Lukla! This will be the final day of your trek and an opportunity to gather with your comrades, guides and porters to celebrate your achievement! Enjoy your last evening in the Khumbu region by relaxing at the lodge.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Lukla- Kathmandu ( 35 minutes ) flight
In the morning, we rise early for breakfast, then walk to the airport. Before boarding the flight to Katmandu, you say goodbye to the porters and also goodbye to the mountains. The plane rolls down the short runway, then soars across the Dudh Kosi River and makes its way back to Katmandu.
Meals included : Breakfast

Trek Ends


Sagarmatha National Park fee

You must obtain Sagarmatha national park fee to enter Ranjo la pass trekking. It is determined as the world heritage site by UNESCO. It’s main aim is to protect the wild life, flora and fauna in Everest region. We can find there himalayan tahr, ghoral, musk deer, pika (mouse hare), weasel, jackal, black bear, wolf, lynx and snow leopard. 193 species of birds including impeyan pheasant (Danphe), blood pheasant, red-billed chough, yellow-billed chough, snow cock, snow pigeon, Himalayan griffon and lammergeyer birds are found in this national park area.  As the vegetation, pine and hemlock forests at lower altitudes, while above 3,500 m, forests are dominated by silver fir, birch, rhododendron and juniper trees . Entrance fees are fixed for SAARC nationals - NPR 1,700 per person per entry, foreigners - NPR. 3,390 per person per entry. Trekkers can apply to obtain it in Nepal tourism board ( NTB) or government registered company as Nepal alternative treks or directly in entry point at Manju. You are required to bring your passport copy, one passport sized pictures and fee in cash. 

Local Government Tax

Local government tax is collecting at Lukla by Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality after local government is formed. You will have to pay NPR 2000.00 per person at Lukla directly. Passport copy is required to obtain. TIMS has been stopped to execute by local government. So, you don't need it. 

Trekking Clothing equipment

When you select your personal items, keep in mind the number of days you will be trekking, the time of year and the altitude. We advise our clients to bring these items:

- Lightweight walking boots "walked" them in prior to arrival in Nepal to avoid blisters. 
- Light weight pants, shorts
- At night -track top, pants 
-  T-shirts. 
- Long sleeve shirt, if susceptible to sunburn. 
- Sun hat - sunburn is severe at rarefied altitudes. 
- Thick outer wooden socks, thin inner cotton 
- Vaseline for feet and crutch.
- Water bottle - 2 liters.
- Sunglasses and strap 
- Small headlamp/flashlight /torch
- Personal medical supplies - do not forget ban - aids, elastic bandage 
- Sunscreen, sun bock, sun - tan lotion. 
- Small daypack - 25 liters. 
- Rain jacket - poncho style to cover backpack. 
- Small towels 
- Warm down fiber filled jacket ( You can get on rent at Thamel) 
- Sleeping bag to -15c with inner sheet ( You can get on rent at Thamel) 
- Thermal underwear, woolen shirts and thick sweaters. 
- A pair of gloves 
- Snow glasses and strap 

Travel insurance 

It is a condition of joining any of our trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medical issues or accidents (to include air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we don’t arrange or sell insurance. A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up with Nepal alternative Trekking. 

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What is Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) ?

Acute mountain sickness is an illness that can affect trekkers at high altitudes, usually above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters). If you follow precautious and our guide then you can avoid it. 

How do we know if I get AMS ?

Your symptoms will also depend on the speed of your climb and how hard you push (exert) yourself. Symptoms are as below:

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Rapid pulse (heart rate)
  • shortness of breath with exertion
  • Cannot walk in a straight line


  1. Rest, Rest , Rest
  2. Go down, down, down
  3. Diamox

Diamox may be given to help you breathe better. It can help reduce mild symptoms. This medicine can make you urinate more often. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids and avoid alcohol when taking this drug. This medication works best when taken before reaching a high altitude.

Prevention and pre-cautious 

Keys to preventing acute mountain sickness include:

  • Climb the mountain gradually and slowly
  • Stop for a day or two of rest for every 2,000 feet (600 meters) above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters)
  • Sleep at a lower altitude when possible
  • Learn how to recognize early symptoms of mountain sickness
  • Drink plenty of fluid – 3 liters per day
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Eat regular meals, high in carbohydrates
  • Sleep well
  • Be well equipped

First aid

Owing to a sudden change in climate, altitude and other factors, it is obvious that there could arise some alterations in your health. It would be hard to know all aspects of Nepal's health problems.You will be eating and drinking in various outlets. Diarrhea is a common illness that a tourist would be facing. So, it is recommended to drink purified water and eat in clean outlets. Drinking and eating precautions will surely help to take care of many health problems that could arise during the trip. Staying hydrated during the travel, trekking, tours is highly recommended too. If any problem should arise during the trip. Being on good health before leaving for a trip would help you to enjoy your trip to the fullest.Though Nepal alternative treks will be carrying first aid medical kid, you are also suggested to take personal basic first medicines for in case.


We will leave you free to choose hotel in Kathmandu as there will various choices. We will arrange twin share basis room in lodges during the trek. You will have provided shared washing room and toilet.


During our trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.) at lodges. There will be served breakfast, lunch and dinner three times along the route on your own choice from MENU .

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Gokyo Lake and Ranjo la pass  is hard  trek, Suitable for passionate walkers who have the ability to walk at least 5-6 hours a day with a light rucksack. As we will  get the highest elevation  Renjo La pass 5360 meter you are preferred an excellent health with average physical fitness, have a positive attitude and strong determination, we can accomplish the trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly is good idea to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Nepal alternative treks before booking the trek.


Thomas Fisher Sedona Arizona

As an American who has trekked and climbed often in the Himalayas nothing has compared to the service, kindness, professionalism and caring that I have always received from Tej and his company on many of my trips to Nepal.

You will find many companies offerring a similar package---- but the quality of what Tej offers has always made me return each time to use his services. Over the years, I have referred many of my friends to connect with Tej and they have always called me afterwards expressing their thanks and gratitude.

I wish all of those of you who choose to connect with Tej and his company to have the trip of a lifetime. I can say---- YOU WILL NEVER FORGET IT.

Peter Macfarquhar

It was my second trek through this company. Tej organized this trip very well too, Dhan treated me in very professional way and Strong porter. It was different in my last trip to upper mustang, Khumbila pass, Manaslu and now Ranjo La pass but no difference in arrangement. It was quiet along the pass and weather was perfect. There were no clouds at all for whole trekking. I think, I was very lucky and Tej recommended me in best time to trek. It is unforgettable moment for me. I already planned to trek again in Nepal. See you next year ! Thanks to all your team!




Thank you Tej and Nauser For ever ...


We did the Manaslu circuit and Tsum valley. ...

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