Renjo La Pass Trek

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Overview of Renjo La Pass Trek

Renjo La Pass is the most popular trekking route in the Everest Khumbu Himalaya, Nepal region. One of the best adventure passes during the trek is the Khongma-La Pass (5535m). Chola-La pass (5368m) and Renjo La pass (5338m). This Everest trek leads the High pass Renjo-La on the way to Tibet Border Nag pa-la and Gokyo valley.

It offers the opportunity to see ancient Sherpa settlements, cultures, and the Buddhist religion. Therefore, Everest Renjo la Pass trekking is one of the Everest region’s natural walking and hiking trails.

Compared to other passes, Congmala and Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek. The trek is our endeavor to discover the Everest region through several dazzling viewpoints. The ancient trails are believed to have been used by Sherpa’s of the late fifteenth century. 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.

We will fly to Lukla to start the Renjo La Pass trek.

The Everest Renjo La Pass trek begins with a dramatic scenic flight to Lukla. 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  Renjo la pass trek takes us through Sagarmatha National Park’s lush vegetation, with rhododendron flowers and pine forests. Wildlife is abundant, and along this part of the trails, there are friendly Sherpa people—warm hospitality, picturesque villages, and a great variety of cultures 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 ropes and crampons. So it is advisable to be equipped with minor climbing equipment such as ropes, Crampons, and Ice axes. A traverse onto the Renjo La to the solitary Bhote Koshi valley puts you on the historical trade route between Nepal and Tibet.

While trekking, our route passes through peaceful, beautiful, and small yak-grazing settlements Through Gokyo Lake and a gradual ascent up the valley through the birch and rhododendron forest patches, making a circuit of Tawache and Cholatse.

The ultimate dare is the hike across Cho La Pass, which covers the Everest Base Camp (EBC) area. During the Cho La Pass trek, some short and exciting ascents of Gokyo RI, Chukkung RI, Thangnak, and Dzongla exist. The Gokyo RI is considered the best viewpoint in the entire Everest Region. Heading Lobuche is ideal for spectacular views of Ama Dablam and awe-inspiring sceneries.

Best view of Mt Thamserku and Amadablam

During the Renjo la Pass trek, we enjoy the views of fabulous Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Kongtega, and numerous other mountains and icy lakes. We completed our trekking circuit from base camp by returning to Lukla down the central Khumbu Valley, including Tengboche, which was impressive.

Therefore, This Everest Renjo La Pass trek is a well-liked and admired selected trekking destination. For the walkers, the trek provides delight in adventure. It widens their experience of 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.

Itinerary of Renjo La Pass Trek


Day 1: Flight from KTM to Lukla and trekking to Phakding (2,610m/8,563ft): walking hours: 3 hours

Early in the morning, we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla via a scenic mountain flight of about 40 minutes. 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 Renjo la pass trek from Lukla, following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. You will also view Mt Nupla (5885m), Kusum Kanguru (6367m), and Mount Kwongde Range.

We then take a leisurely walk for about two hours to Phakding village. However, if you are interested in additional activities, we can make a side trip to a nearby monastery.


Day 2: Phakding trekking to Namche Bazzar (3,440m/11,286ft): walking hours: 5-6 hours

From Phakding, the Renjo la Pass trek 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 town of Namche Bazaar (3440m) will afford you further spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the second night of the trek.


Day 3: Acclimatization day in Namche

Accommodate your body to the high altitude of Namche, as you have gained a lot of height the previous day. Set in a natural amphitheater looking across the jagged ridge of Kongdi RI (6187m), Namche Bazaar is one of the most attractive settlements in the Khumbu region.

You can hike nearby to acclimatize well for the Renjo la Pass trek. You have full-day leisure for a beautiful panoramic view or stroll around the market. You can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde, etc.


Day 4: Namche Bazaar trekking to Thame (3750m/12303ft): walking hours: 5-6 hours

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 the ancient mud-plastered Stupa at Phurte and follow the path to Tesho.

You’ll roll into Thamo and Thamo Gompa during our Renjo la Pass trek. At the end of the spur, the trail drops steeply to the Khumbu hydroelectric project plant and then turns to the Thame for a night stay.

Thame is at the end of Khumbu Valley, and the iconic value of Thame is its terrain, the people who are untouched by the effects of modern civilization.


Day 5: Thame to Lungden (4500m/14764ft): walking hours: 5-6 hours

Ascending the trail to Tarngga, it’s a gentle stroll from Thame. You’ll cross mauling (4200m) on the east bank of Bhote Koshi.

The final descent to Lungden follows a narrow valley clogged with giant boulders. During the Ren jo la pass trek, you can observe a variety of plants and animals with a unique Sherpa culture.


Day 6: Lungden – Renjola Pass (5415m/17766ft) – Gokyo Lake (4750m/15584ft): walking hours: 7-8 hours

During our Renjo la Pass trek today, 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 a chance to observe the Lama footprints on a stone.

The second lake, Taboche Tsho, mesmerizes us with the shimmering turquoise blue sheet of water sparkling in the sun. We reach the third lake, Dudh Pokhari, linked to the previous one by a surging stream.

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.


Day 7: Gokyo Lake explore around and Rest day

Spend a day in Gokyo, strolling around the lakes and hiking to some mountain viewpoints nearby. Start your trek in the morning and get to a steep climb of about 30 minutes to reach the top with its traditional prayer flags.

View the Ngozumpa Glacier, the biggest glacier in Nepal. We would not miss the chance to observe the fourth lake (Thonak Tsho) and the fifth lake (Ngozuma Tsho).

From where you will have a magnificent view of the highest peaks, from west to east, are Cho you (8,153m), Gyachung Kang (7,922m), Everest ( 8848m), Lhotse (8,501m), and further way Makalu.


Day 8: Hike to Gokyo-Ri 5360m and trek from Gokyo to Dhole 4120m/4-5 hours

We take an early morning hike to Gokyo Ri, where we observe the magnificent panorama of Mt. Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Makalu (8481m), Lhotse (8516m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Pumori (7161m), Ama Dablam (6856m), and the other Himalayas.

We descend through steep trails and trek along the Dudh Koshi River on the moraines of Ngozumpa Glacier until we reach Machhermo.

From Machhermo, Renjo la pass trek goes for a couple of hours to get to Dole. Overnight at a lodge in Dole.


Day 9: Trek from Dhole to Namche 3440m/5-6 hours

Today, the Renjo la pass trek is along rocky trails; we pass dense forests of rhododendrons till we reach Phortse Thanga. We then traveled to Mongla and then descended to Kyangjuma.

Following the rocky paths, we passed some monasteries and walked on stone steps through Mani walls on our way to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at a lodge in Namche Bazaar.


Day 10: Trek from Namche to Lukla 2840m/6-7 hours

On the last day of our Renjo la Pass trek, we cross several suspension bridges over the Bhote Koshi River to reach Lukla.

We exit Sagarmatha National Park in Jorsalle and pass the villages of Monjo and Bengkar to arrive in Phakding. From Phakding, we pass several small towns, painted Mani walls, and prayer wheels to reach Lukla. Overnight at a lodge in Lukla.


Day 11: Fly from Lukla to Ramechhap or Kathmandu 15/ 35 minutes

On our final day of the Renjo la Pass trek, we enjoyed the panorama of the Himalayas for the last time on our flight back to the capital from Lukla.

After we reach Kathmandu, you will have the day to yourself. You can shop for souvenirs or taste the local delicacies well.

( Note: in season time, the flights are from Lukla to Ramechhap and drive 4 hours to Kathmandu)

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Essential Information - Renjo La Pass Trek

Duration: 21 Days from Arrival to Departure.

Max. Altitude: 5545m (Kala Patthar)

Trek Grade: Strenuous

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

Trip Snippets: 21 days, four nights hotels, 16 nights Lodges, Breakfast in the city, and All meals on the trek are included.

Departure Dates: We can offer this trek on any dates during March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November, and December for a group of 2 to 16 people.

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

How to avoid Altitude sickness:  Our entire trek itinerary is designed to climb slowly to prevent altitude sickness. When we ascend above 2500 meters, our bodies must acclimate to the decreasing amount of oxygen available. The early symptoms are a headache, extreme fatigue, and loss of appetite.

The only cure for Acute Mountain Sickness is to descend. When we climb slowly, avoid alcohol during your trek, eat crab food, and drink ¾ liters of water daily, which will help you.

Your trek Backpack/duffle bag: Our porters will carry your baggage on the trek; the maximum weight per trekker is 15 kg, including your hand move; other items not required on a 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

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