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Gokyo-Ranjo Pass Trek - 16 days

 Trip Info

Trip Code: DHA/GRT-16
Destination: : Nepal
Trekking Duration: 11 days
Trek Type : Teahouse Basis
Maximum Elevation : 5,483M.
Avg. hours of walk / day : 5-6 hours
Best Month of the Year : April, May, October and November
Hotel Accommodation : 4 nights, 3-star hotel, twin sharing BB basis
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Brief Introduction of Gokyo-Ranjo Pass Trek

Gokyo-Ranjo Pass Trek is one of the best among the Everest treks and the trek will take you to the less crowded area of Everest region however the trek is physically challenging as it includes climbing on Gokyo Ri (5,360m) and going over Ranjo La Pass (5,340m), therefore you need good level of fitness to participate and to complete the trek. While on the trek, you will be visiting several Sherpa villages and old Buddhist monasteries as well, which gives you very insight introduction of local cultures, traditions, and living lifeways, therefore the simplicity and hospitality of the Sherpa community are heartwarming. The views during the trekking period is fantastic and wordless, especially view of Mt. Everest and its sister mountains from the top of Gokyo Ri and Ranjo Pass is speechless, moreover the panoramic views of the mountains (i.e. Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Makalu, Mt Cho Oyu, Mt Amadablam, Kasum Kanguru, Thamserku peak and Kwangde peak, etc.)  from the distance, you can’t be described in words. The Gokyo Lake situated in the elevation of 4,790m is another attraction of the trek. Gokyo Lake has four other sister lakes in the surrounding area (Taujung Tsho, Thonak Tsho, Ngozumba Tsho, and Gyazumba Tsho), Tsho means lake in Sherpa/Tibetan language and all of these lakes will be frozen lake at least 3 months (Dec/Jan/Feb) of year.

Journey Outline  

This classical trek into the Everest region begins with a spectacular mountain flight to Lukla & continually trekking along the Dudh Kosi ("Milk River"). After crossing the Namche Bazar” Sherpa headquarters”, we will leave the main Everest trail and take the way to Everest view hotel and to another beautiful Sherpa village called Khumjung. After spending a night in Khumjung village, the next day after breakfast we start the early morning as it will be slightly longer day walk to Dole (6 hours), where we enter into the Gokyo valley area, this area is less crowded than main Everest trail/area. Next day, we will gradually make our ascent to Machhermo (4,470m) where we do hiking and acclimatization to the hills before getting into the Gokyo Lake and climbing the Gokyo Peak (5,360m). After successfully climbing Gokyo Peak, we cross through the Ranjo La Pass (5,340m), which is one of the breathtaking panoramic viewpoints for the world's highest mountains. And we will start to descent and trek to Thame, from where the world-class climbers come from. Then continue to Namche and Lukla, where our trek ends.


  • Mt. Everest & Sherpa Cultures
  • Stunning views of Mt. Cho-Oyu
  • RanjoPass (5,360m)
  • GokyoPeak (5,360m)
  • GokyoLake


Day 1

Arrival in KTM, Transfer to hotel, Trip briefing

After you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will have to go through custom formalities. Afterwards, you will be greeted by our representative who will be anxiously waiting for you with a placard displaying your name in his hand. You will be transferred to the 3-Star category hotel in a private vehicle. Once you get refreshed, you will get briefing regarding the itinerary and you will also be introduced with your crew members and other trekkers who are going to join you on the trip. Enjoy welcome dinner in the evening where you can taste authentic Nepali dinner. Stay overnight in a hotel.

Day 2

Necessary preparation & packing, Drive to Ramechhap, 5 hours (132km)

In the morning you will do the final packing and get ready for the trek, if you need to do any last-minute shopping, you will have time for that, after lunch in KTM, then we start our drive journey to Ramechapp for about 5hrs, 132km. In Ramechhap, we will stay over-night in a Freedom resort or in a similar standard resort near by airport and all meals will be provided.

Day 3

Fly to Lukla (2840m), Trek to Phakding (2,610m) - 3 hours / 7.8km

Early in the morning depending on our flight time we will move to airport, do the necessary check in process and fly for Lukla. We will follow one of the most scenic air routes in the world with panoramic views of glistening mountains to Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla. Lukla allows access to Everest Khumbu region. We will assemble the crew and take breakfast before start of Everest Mani Rimdu Festival Trek. Following the stone path through Ghat village, we will reach Phakding village. Visit local monastery. Stay overnight in Phakding.

Day 4

Trek to Namche (3440m) - 6 hours / 10.4km

Leaving Phakding, we will walk along Dudhkoshi River and enter the dense pine forest. We will cross suspension bridges and walk through dispersed houses of Zapute, Benkar and Chumoa to reach Monjo. Monjo allows an entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. We need to go through required national park formalities before we can enter the park. The park is rich in Himalayan herbs, plants, mammals and birds. We will descend to Hillary Bridge existing at the base of hill. After crossing the bridge, we will follow the escalating path towards Namche Bazaar. The path rewards us with views of Thamserku Mountain, Everest, Lhotse and other mountains and peaks. Stay overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 5

Trek to Khumjung (3840m) - 3 hours / 3.1km

Namche Bazaar acts as the major trade centre to conduct trade in between locals and neighbouring Tibetans. Namche is also popular as the capital of Sherpa land. It is wise to take rest at Namche on this day. For proper acclimatization with the changing altitude, we can arrange day hike to small Khumjungvillage. Visit the local monastery and observe the local lifestyle. Head office of National Park, Museum and monasteries are interesting places near Namche. We can get most of the modern facilities including hospital and post office at Namche. Stay overnight in Namche.

Day 6

Trek to Dole (4200m) - 5 hours / 9km

Being properly acclimatized, we will follow the scenic path with close-up views of mountains at the backdrop to reach pretty village of Sanasa. We will enjoy the views of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse,Thamserku and other peaks and mountains. Following the steep path, we will cross rhododendron forest to reach the view point of Mongla. After capturing the panoramic views of mountains from the view point, we will lower down toPhortseThanga. The trail escalates uphill from PhortseThanga to Dole. Stay overnight in Dole. 

Day 7

Trek to Machhermo (4470m) - 3/4 hours / 5.3km

Following the steep narrow trail escalating uphill, we will reach to the top of ridge. We will walk past Lhabarma(4220m) and reachLuza(4360m). Passing through scrub, we will climb along the side of valley to reach Machhermo(4410m). This area is known as the native land of mythical ape-man Yeti. Locals believe Yeti was seen for the first time in Machhermo in 1974. Few teahouses are available in Machhermo for accommodation. Stay overnight in Machhermo. 

Day 8

Day hikes and rest day (4470m)

This is a rest day. We will climb to the nearby ridge for the views of Cho Oyu, Kantega, Thamserku and other peaks and mountains. Visit Himalayan Rescue Association in the afternoon. Stay overnight inMachhermo. This is the last settlement that we will find before Gokyo. 

Day 9

Trek to Gokyo (4790m) - 5 hours / 9.8km

Leaving Machhermo, we will walk through Dudh Koshi Valley to Gokyo village. The trail leads us to Pangkavillage (4480m) that greets us with spectacular views of Everest, Thamserku, Nuptse and other peaks and mountains. We will walk through Nepal’s largest Ngozumpa Glacier rejoicing the pleasant views of Kantega Peak and Cho Oyu (8153m). Making our way through moraine and rock, we will get first view ofthree Gokyo Lakes including Longponga Lake, Taboche Tsho Lake and Dudh Pokhari La. We will descend to the Gokyo village for overnight stay. 

Day 10

Day trip to Gokyo Ri (5,360m) - 4 hours

We will take well-earned rest on this day. Visit to Gokyo Ri will be made in the afternoon. Gokyo Ri is one of the best view points in Everest which allows spectacular views of Everest and three other mountains that are over 8000m feet. Capture the image and return to Gokyo. 

Day 11

Cross over Renjo Pass (5,340m) & trek to Lungden (4,400m) - 7 hours / 8km

Leaving Gokyo, we will prepare ourselves for the difficult ascend to the top of Renjola pass. Renjola summit allows unobstructed views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cholatse, Makalu, Gyachung Kang, Tabuche and other peaks and mountains in Khumbu region. Lowering down from the summit, we will walk past yak kharkas and frozen lakes to Lungden. Stay overnight in Lungden.

Day 12

Trek to Namche (3440m) - 6 hours / 16.5km

After an early morning tea, we will follow DudhKoshi River to the south and enter Thame village. We will visit the local monastery in Thame. The pretty village of Thame is located below Syangboche Airstrip. Walking along the western part of Khumbu, we will reach Namche. Stay overnight in Thame. 

Day 13

Trek to Lukla (2840m) - 6 hours / 18.2km

From Namche, we will lower down to rhododendron forest and walk along Dudhkoshi River to Phakding. Walking past the walled road of Ghat, we will reach Lukla. Stay overnight in Lukla.

Day 14

Flight Lukla to Ramechhap; 5 hours drive to KTM (132km) and Celebration dinner

We will catch an early morning flight from Lukla to Ramechhap. As soon as we got off from the plane, we will start our drive to KTM, 5hours/132km, we might take a break in the middle for BF/Lunch depending on time. Once you reach KTM, hotel room check in and get ready to enjoy the celebration meal in the evening. Stay overnight in a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 15

City sight seen tours, free afternoon/evening for shopping etc; Emergency Day for Lukla flight

In the morning after breakfast, get ready for the guided city tours for about 3hours, enjoy the city and heritage sites of KTM valley. Afternoon and evening will be free time on your own, you can go for shopping for your love one, family members, friends etc. Due to the climate condition, delay of flight in Lukla is a common experience. Also, we might lag behind schedule due to unforeseen circumstances. Under such condition, we will catch flight from Lukla to Ramehhap/Kathmandu on this day, you will be transferred to the hotel. Spend the day as you like.

Day 16

Transfer to airport for onward flight or optional extension

GokyoRenjo La Pass Trek ends on this day. If you like, we can arrange for additional sightseeing tours or trekking. If not, we will transfer youto the Airport three hours before your scheduled flight. Safe journey. We hope to see you soon.
Start Date
End Date
Start Date
26th Oct 2024
End Date
10th Nov 2024
USD 1,935
REMARKS : If you have private team (+2 persons team), Plz contact our sales person for customized date and special group based discounted cost


  • Down jacket (450 grams down) - USD 2.5 per/day 
  • Sleeping bag (-20 degree rated) - USD 3 per/day 


  • Conservation/National park fees and all govt. taxes
  • All required trekking permits
  • 4 (four) nights 3 star hotel accommodation on twin sharing BB basis
  • Round trip (KTM – Lukla –KTM) domestic airfares with domestic airport taxes
  • All airport/hotel/airport transfers by private vehicles
  • An Experience Sherpa Trek Guide
  • Support Sherpa staffs
  • Required number of porters
  • Trek sleeping bag and Down Jacket (on rental basis)
  • Trek duffle bag to each trek member
  • All meals of high quality and hygienic (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • All hot drinks and beverages (tea, coffee, hot chocolate, treated drinking water etc.)
  • Trek First Aid Kit
  • Insurance of all local team members
  • Equipment for porters
  • Half-day world heritage sites tour with guide & private transport
  • Farewell celebration dinner


  • Medical/personal high risk insurance, (must cover emergency evacuation cost)
  • International departure taxes
  • International departure taxes
  • Major meals in Kathmandu
  • Cost of personal expenses i.e. telephone calls, laundry, Toiletry items etc.
  • Bottle water, boiled water, soft drinks, beers
  • Tips to the local staff

Fitness Requirements 

This kind of trek is challenging but doesn’t really require previous trekking and mountaineering experiences and also doesn’t require any technical experience. But if you have any previous experiences would be really helpful. Your fitness is crucial for this trek; therefore we strongly suggest preparing yourself in good physical condition.

You need to be trained at least for about 3 to 5 months to prepare yourself as a strong candidate. You can go to the fitness center every morning for about 1.5 hours, do hiking every weekend with increasing weights on your pack, manage some time for cycling for a couple of hours for 2 or 3 times a week. However, at the high altitude, there might be little symptoms of altitude illness like mild headache, fatigue, etc. but take it as normal and just drink enough water (4 – 5 liters) every day. On this trek, you need to be able to hike 4 – 8 hours over hilly terrain up to 5,500m of altitude with a daypack.

Value of Previous Experience

If you have any previous experiences of similar grade trek would be helpful, but if you don’t have is also not a really important matter of issue. This trek will introduce you to high altitude trekking in the Himalayas and also about the local cultures, traditions, and local people.

Even if you are around the age of 65 years, you can be a candidate for this trek.

Published on : February 06, 2024

From the first morning meeting, when Dawa Sherpa Lama (our trip organizer and guide) carefully advised us on what to pack and what to leave in hotel in Kathmandu while we were on our high altitude trek, to the hike from Lukla to Namche Bazaar to the Sherpa village of Thame, to Everest View Hotel and then up to Tengboche Monastery -- and finally back to the city for tourist sites and shopping, we were in the best of hands. We had fun, we felt adventurous and always safe and well accommodated at nice tea houses and lodges. Such an amazingly stunning country! All the special requests I had made for research for my book were met and then some. Our point guide Kami Dorjee Sherpa was not only a supportive trail leader but also a wonderful interpreter for interviews I did. Every day was well planned and geared especially to our trekking stregths and weakness -- Dawa was flexible and clever at addressing any issues and kept us on schedule. The guide to the World Heritage sites around Kathmandu was good, informative, the driver always close by and ready. And Mr. Dawa was very kind and very helpful the entire trip. I whole-heartedly endorse Dream Himalay Adventures.

We had a fabulous time, saw wondrous scenery,

Denise Doyen, California, USA

Published on : December 31, 2023

We’ve never been so well cared for! Dawa Sherpa is exceptional at what he does and his team including Kami as additional guide and Mantare Rai and Aiselu Rei, as amazing porters, were friendly and attentive, alert to our needs even before we realized what we needed. And a surprise anniversary cake high on the trail too and another birthday cake back in Kathmandu. Yes, I hit both milestones miles from home but Dawa didn’t let them slip by unnoticed.

Through sickness and fleeting ailments, the ready and sound advice, encouragement and support, laughter, kindness camaraderie of these amazing people we were able to complete our lofty goals in our mid-sixties. We didn’t give up and are proud of the accomplishment made possible by our new friends.

There can be no better company than Dream Himalaya Adventures and no better Sherpas than Dawa and Kami.

Jill and Scott Doying , Hawaii, United State

Published on : July 25, 2023

I had the amazing opportunity of trekking through Khumbu, Nepal over Renjo La towards Gokyo lake and back down through Namche Bazaar. This trip would have been impossible without the incredible support of the Dream Himalaya Adventures team. They handled all of the logistics and support throughout the trip so that our experience could be completely stress free. The amazing staff is so kind, friendly, and some of the best people that you'll have the opportunity of becoming acquainted with. I'll be going back soon with Dream Himalaya and I recommend you do the same!

Maicen Stuart , Vancouver, Canada

Published on : June 23, 2023

Dream Himalaya Adventures is a great service provider. We trekked along the Bhote Koshi towards Nangpa La. Then, crossed Renjo La and spent some time in Gokyo before heading south along the Dudhkoshi to Chumoa. Pema and Kami are extremely helpful, thoughtful, and reliable. They made our trek very comfortable. Our hosts at the guesthouses were kind and generous. Dawa and his team provided great service. I highly recommend Dream Himalaya Adventures.

Pasang Yangjee Sherpa , Vancouver, Canada

Published on : June 19, 2023

We took a slow pace trekking clockwise up and over the Renzo pass. It was a stunning journey: all of the guesthouses we stayed in were lovely (warm, clean, with delicious food), and our guides were so kind and caring! Pema and Kami were so fun to spend the trek with, flexible in our group's plans, and very thoughtful, helping us achieve all that we wanted to do. I hope to do another trek with Dream Himalaya Adventures in the future!

Declan Taylor , Vancouver, Canada

Published on : June 16, 2022

Dream Himalaya Adventures gave us an excellent service for our expedition to the Thame Valley. Everything was well-organised, we were looked after, and would recommend the agency. Thanks Dawa and Sherku

Thanks and hope all’s good with you and Sherku

Tom Livingstone

Tom Livingstone, Dahlia Cottage, Vicarage Lane, Upper Swarmore, SO32 2QT, Englang


16 days
Price 2024 : USD 1935 Price 2025 : USD 2100
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