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Everest Renjo La Pass Trek

Package Duration: 21 Days | Difficulty Grade: Strenuous

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Trip Overview of Everest Renjo La Pass Trek

Everest Renjo La Pass trek is most passed trekking routes in the Everest region of Khumbu Himalaya Nepal. Some of best adventure passes during the trek is Khongma-La Pass (5535m), Chola-La pass (5368m) and Renjo La pass (5338m). This Everest trek leads the High pass Renjo-La which on the way to Tibet Border Nag pa-la and Gokyo valley. It offers to see you ancient Sherpa settlements, Sherpa Cultures, and Buddhist religion. Everest Renjo la pass trekking is one of the natural walking’s and hiking trails in the Everest region compared to other passes Congmala and Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek. The trek is our endeavor to discover Everest region through several dazzling viewpoints and the ancient trails believed to be used by Sherpa’s of late fifteenth centuries. During the magnificent trek landscapes, imposing and prestigious peaks, tapering ridges and colorful villages contribute to turning this trek into an unforgettable experience for the trekker.

Everest Renjo La Pass trek begins with a dramatic scenic flight to Lukla, and the trek starts downhill to the Dudh Koshi River passing through many local villages en route. A steep climb up to the beautiful town of Namche Bazaar is full of striking views of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse face. Namche Bazaar is the gateway of the expedition’s route to the mighty Mt. Everest. The trek takes us through the lush vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park, with pine forests, rhododendron flowers, an abundance of wildlife and along this part of the trails friendly Sherpa people, warm hospitality picturesque village’s great variety of culture and traditions. The decline continues through Thame, Lungden following a narrow valley clogged with giant boulders to Renjo La pass. Sometimes, it is not passable without fixing rope, and crampon. So it is advisable to be equipped with minor climbing equipment such as ropes, Crampons, and Ice ax. A traverse onto the Renjo La to the solitary Bhote Koshi valley put you on the historical trade route between Nepal and Tibet.

While trekking, our route passes through peace, beautiful and small yak-grazing settlements through Gokyo Lake and gradual ascent up the valley through the patches of birch and rhododendron forest making a circuit of Tawache and Cholatse. The ultimate dare is the hike across Cho La Pass, which covers Everest Base Camp (EBC) area. During Cho La Pass trek there is some short and exciting ascent of Gokyo RI, Chukkung RI, Thangnak, and Dzonglha. The Gokyo RI is considered as the best viewpoint in the entire Everest Region. Heading Lobuche is an ideal point for some spectacular views of Ama Dablam and awe-inspiring sceneries.

Khongma La is beautiful pass from where we can enjoy the views of fabulous Mt. Thamserku, Mt Amadablam, Mt. Kongtega and other numerous mountains and icy Lakes. From base camp, we complete our trekking circuit by returning to Lukla down the central Khumbu Valley, including Tengboche, with its impressive monastery. This Everest Renjo La Pass trek is well-liked and admired selected trekking destinations for the walkers. The Everest Renjo La Pass trek provides delight in adventure and widens their experience towards the expedition beyond trekking in Nepal. The Renjo-La Pass trek combines strenuous daily hiking with gratifying cultural experiences. Along with this off-the-beaten-track trail, you have the opportunity and cross-cultural privilege to stay with Sherpa families.

Highlights of Everest Renjo La Pass Trek

Duration: 21 Days from Arrival to Departure.

Max. Altitude: 5545m (Kalapathar)

Trek Grade: Strenuous

Best Travel Time: February to May, September – November are the best seasons. Dec & January are Winter and cold can be snow on the trail, June, July & August are rainy time, trekking can be done but visibility can be poor due to rain.

Trip Snippets: 21 days, 4 night’s hotels, 16 nights Lodges, Breakfast in the city and All meals on trek are included

Departure Dates: We are able to offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November and December for a group of 1 to 12 people.

Equipment Rental: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however in Kathmandu there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment.

Your trek Backpack/duffle bag: Your baggage on the trek will be carried by our porters, the maximum weight per trekkers is 15 kg including your hand  carry , Other items not required on trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu.

Transportation: Car/Van in Kathmandu, Flight Kathmandu-Lula-Kathmandu

Activity: City tour, Trekking

Detailed Itinerary of Everest Renjo La Pass Trek

We will meet you at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to your hotel. When you have had your time to settle in and freshen up after your long fight, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have a meeting with your trekking guide and discuss the equipment needed for the trekking and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night we will have the same discussion in the next day morning after your breakfast.

The very next morning, after breakfast you will be taken for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit the center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath might make you feel calm and peace and visit Patan the city of fine arts and Durbar Square is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments. On the journey back to the hotel, you can explore the local areas, gullies, and lifestyle. After your dinner, you can perhaps take a leisurely stroll through the famous streets like Thamel and Durbarmarg.

Early morning we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla via mountain flight of about 40 minutes scenic flight. With clear weather, we get fantastic views of the mountains, including Everest as we enter the deep gorge of the Dudh Kosi valley. You begin your trek from Lukla following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Along the way, you will have a view of Mt Nupla (5885m) Kusum Kanguru (6367m) and Mount Kwongde Range. We then take an easy walk for about two hours to Phakding village. However, if interested in additional activities we can take a side trip to a nearby monastery.

From Phakding the trail follows the Dudh Koshi valley north, meandering through the pines, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo, the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. Beginning with a slight climb to Jhorsalle, the trail passes waterfalls and other culturally and naturally occurring items of interest. Villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of Rhododendron, Magnolia, and fir. A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche Bazaar (3440m) will afford you further spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the second night of the trek.

Accommodate your body to the high altitude of Namche as you have gained a much height previous day. Set in a natural amphitheater looking across to the jagged ridge of Kongdi RI (6187m), Namche Bazaar is one of the most attractive settlements in the Khumbu region. We will have a full day rest so that we won’t face any problem ahead. You have full day leisure for wonderful panoramic view or stroll around the market You can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, and Kwangde and so on.

The most exciting acclimatization trek Namche takes you along the Bhote Koshi to Thame. The trail enters a pretty forest of pines and rhododendrons. Pass ancient mud plastered Stupa at Phurte, and follow the path to Tesho. You’ll roll into Thamo and Thamo Gompa. At the end of the spur, the trail drops steeply to the Khumbu hydroelectric project plant and then turn to the Thame for night stay. Thame is at the end of Khumbu Valley and iconic value of Thame is its terrain the people which are untouched by the effects of modern civilization.

Ascending the trail to Tarngga, it’s gentle stroll from Thame. You’ll cross marulung (4200m) on the east bank of Bhote Koshi. The final descent to Lungden follows a narrow valley clogged with giant boulders. During the walking, you can observe varieties of plants and animals with unique Sherpa culture.

Today we can go for a visit to Napa Valley, which falls on the old trade route to Tibet. Hike to Darkyachhulung Peak. Visit Marlung sacred site of Warfield. Hike to Lake Cho Relmo, Back to stay in Lungden at a very simple guest house.

After crossing you will descend Renjo la pass where an eye-popping vista awaits. Crossing an iron bridge over a stream the trail levels out as it follows the valley past the first lake, known as Longpongo at 4690m, where we get chance to observe the Lama footprints on a stone. The second lake, Taboche Tsho mesmerizes us by the shimmering turquoise blue sheet of water sparkling in the sun. Little we reach the third lake, called Dudh Pokhari, linked by a surging stream to the previous one. Gokyo village stands by the third lake and Cho-Oyu Mountain. Above the lake provides panoramic views of Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse, and Tawache.

Spend a day in Gokyo strolling around the lakes and hiking up to some of the mountain viewpoints nearby. Start your trek in morning and get to steep climb of about 30min to reach the top with its traditional prayer flags. View the Ngozumpa glacier, the biggest glacier of Nepal. Definitely, we would not miss the chance to observe the fourth lake (Thonak Tsho) and fifth lake (Ngozuma Tsho). From where you will have a magnificent view of highest peaks, from the west to east are Cho you (8,153m), Gyachung Kang (7,922m), Everest ( 8848m), Lhotse (8,501m) and further way Makalu.

Trek down to Thangnak, enjoying the superb view of Gokyo Lake. We will cross Gokyo glacier, about 4 hours working down to Thangnak for the night stay.

The trek to the Cho La pass can be rather a difficult route. But on the way you will be able to experience the best part of your hiking; difficult but very worthy. In good weather you can cross the Cho La with no special equipments but warm clothing and an ice axe might provide added peace to mind. The path skirts around the ridge, staying mostly level. Stop overnight at the village of Dzongla.

The first step is a gentle stroll between snowy peaks that seem almost close enough to touch. The trail runs east past a series of ominous looking black boulders beneath the looking peak of Cholatse. You can turn around to see the Ama Dablam (6856m). About 4 and half hour slowly working takes you Lobuche (4910m). On the way, you can see Dughla Lake. Stark and rugged beauty create almost moonscape campsite at Lobuche a windswept collection of huts tucked in a narrow meadow between the glacier and the Lobuche peak. Tawoche and Nuptse are particularly spectacularly from Lobuche towering.

The first section of the trail from Lobuche follows the narrow gap between the glacial moraine and the mountain walls, past turn off to the Italian pyramid. Take time to detour to the edge of moraine to look over the Khumbu glacier. Along with a windy and rocky path with the wonderful view of Mt. Pumori, Nuptse, and other magnificent peaks, we reach Gorakshep. Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp with the new camp being further up the valley.

After lunch, our adventure continues towards Everest Base Camp. The trail passes through over rocky dunes and moraine and streams. The Base Camp area provides an opportunity to experience the freezing and harsh conditions that mountaineers brave to summit this famous mountain. We explore base camp and its surroundings glacier and return back to Gorakshep and back to Lobuche.

Continue downhill to Pheriche. Continue down moraine to Dughla and drop to the bridge over the gushing stream that flows out of the glacier. We will trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. Looking east of the Dingboche village, you’ll see the snowcapped mountains and summits of Island and Imja peak.

Walk down to Tengboche(3,867m), sits on a saddle at 3870m in a clearing surrounded by dwarf fires and rhododendrons, Kwongde (6187m) Tawache(6542m) Everest (8848m) Nuptse (7855m) Lhotse (8618m) Amadablam (6856m) Thamserku (6608m) providing an inspiring panorama of Himalayan giants. We visit the monastery at Tengboche, the largest in the Khumbu region. Tengboche is a small village with a famous monastery offering you splendid views of Mt. Amadablam, lush green hills and river views. Dense wildlife of some species of Pheasants, Himalayan Griffons, Musk deer and wild goat can be found abundance inside the rhododendron forest. from Tengboche the trail crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River trek onwards to the Kyanjuma the junction of the trinity ways to Gokyo Valley, Khumjung village, and Namche Bazaar. Evening explores a small surrounding area with magnificent scenery.

The descent from Namche to the Dudh Koshi can be the hardest stage of the entire trek. The trail descends over the ridge past rocky cliffs and scattered pines to the tiny village of Toktok. The trail drops steeply and runs level throughout the day. Enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village arrival in Lukla. You’ll have time to stroll around the local areas.

Saying a final goodbye to our porters, we will have a flight back to Kathmandu of an exciting one hour. (It can also be a spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla which makes the Lukla flight delayed and canceled.)

Today is a free day in Kathmandu valley. You are free to have some shopping and enjoy the local streets and the life of people. You can have a relaxing walk over the streets and view the normal living of Nepalese. Also, you can buy some memories and gifts back to your home. Full day leisure can be accompanied by some entertainment and sound time in the hotel.

With lots of gratitude to you, we will proudly drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home.

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Cost Includes & Excludes

Above the Himalaya Trekking have made every effort to keep our price as competitive as possible, by still providing an excelling service to our customer. We pay our porters and guide the legal wages agreed with the porters union, our trekking staffs are some of the best paid in Nepal which allow us to attract only the best guides and porters and we have same amount of Insurance for guide and porter which is more than Government fixed amount. All our price are net and there is no hidden cost everything is clear on cost includes and excludes this is the main reason all our customer are happy from our service. For up to date cost for the trip please contact us.

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with an expert tour guide and private vehicle
  • Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) and porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing, and medicine.
    Round Trip flight ticket for Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu.
  • Teahouse/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking
  • Daily Meals are chosen from the Menu   (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Sagarmatha National Park fees.
    Trekker’s information management system (TIMS) card fee.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Above the Himalaya duffel bag. ( If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us in our pre-meeting at our office)
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
  • Above the Himalaya Gifts (T-shirt for Gents & Pashmina shawl for Ladies, Trekking certificates)
  • Welcome/Farewell Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa upon arrival at the Airport.
  • International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in Price Includes section.
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Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration

    Trip Duration
    21 Days

  • Tri Destination

    Destination
    Nepal

  • Trip Group Size

    Group Size
    1-12

  • Accomodation in Trip

    Accomodation
    Hotel, Lodge & Tent

  • Altitude Icon

    Maximum Altitude
    Kalapathar (5545m)

  • Trip Difficulty

    Trip Difficulty
    Strenuous

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