Apr 11 - Apr 14, 2020 | Change

via Renjo La side trek (4 days)
Everest Region, Nepal

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Highlights: Gokyo and Renjo La Pass

Difficulty: strenuous
via Renjo La

The path via the Renjo La (5340 m) provides a more strenuous route from Gokyo back to Namche Bazaar via the barren and beautiful Bhote Valley, and the Sherpa Village of Thame. Ascending from Gokyo to the Renjo La provides jaw dropping views of Mt. Everest with Gokyo Lake below.

Weather Conditions in April

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April is the peak of the ‘Spring Season’, with more moderate temperatures and still relatively few days of precipitation. Clear mornings and cloudy afternoons are typical, with clouds clearing up just before or just after sunset. Trekkers should also be prepared for the occasional rain shower, especially towards the end of the month. At high altitudes occasional snow storms are possible.

At a glance
On average there are 6 days with precipitation in April. The highest point on the trek is Renjo La Pass at 5340 m. During April, expect high temperatures of around 4.4°C (40°F) and lows down to -11.6°C (11°F) at Renjo La Pass.

via Renjo La Side trek
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Sat Apr 11 (day 1)

Gokyo (4750 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.9°C (46°F) and lows of about -8.1°C (17°F) in April.

Gokyo

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Highlights: Gokyo, Gokyo 5th Lake, and Ngozumpa Tse
Difficulty: strenuous
Gokyo valley’s 5th Lake and the rocky outcropping between the 5th and 6th lakes known as Ngozumpa Tse is a great day hike option for those who want to spend an extra day in Gokyo. The challenging hike leads up into the remote and desolate upper Gokyo Valley. The view from Ngozumpa Tse is jaw-dropping.

Sun Apr 12 (day 2)

Renjo La Pass (5340 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.4°C (40°F) and lows of about -11.6°C (11°F) in April.

Renjo La Pass

Lungden (4380 m)

About 6-8 hours from Gokyo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.1°C (50°F) and lows of about -5.9°C (21°F) in April.

Lungden
Mon Apr 13 (day 3)

Thame (3820 m)

About 3 hours from Lungdhen
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.5°C (56°F) and lows of about -2.5°C (28°F) in April.

Thame

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

About 2-3 hours from Thame
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.8°C (60°F) and lows of about -0.2°C (32°F) in April.

Namche Bazaar
Tue Apr 14 (day 4)

by Robert (Canada) on Nov 25, 2019

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by David (United Kingdom) on Apr 14, 2019

Gokyo Valley Fifth Lake & Ngozumpa Tse led by Pema Futi Sherpa

Not many people seemed to have done this. It was a long twelve hour day with lots of soft snow / breaking through the crust on the way back in the afternoon which was slow and tiring. The views from the top were fantastic