Renjo-La Pass Trekking (North of Namche Bazzar), 14 Days
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Renjo-La Pass Trekking (North of Namche Bazzar), 14 Days

Days: 14 / Difficulty: 4 of 5 (Strenuous)

Renjo-La Pass Trekking is one of the underrated trekking routes in Nepal which offers the exploration of the remote but naturally rich areas of Khumbu region. Renjo-La Pass (5360m) is one of the three high passes of Everest region crossing which the pristine Gokyo lakes can be reached. Renjo-La Pass Trek is a strenuous trek yet fulfilling trek which rewards the trekkers with Sherpa culture and Himalayan landscape. 

Renjo-La Pass Trek starts with your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu followed by an astounding flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, featuring the mighty Himalayas. The trek features rocky trails along with lush Himalayan forests of juniper, rhododendron, fir, and pine. Renjo-La Pass Trek highlights the Sherpa villages of Namche, Thame, and Gokyo as it reaches the high pass of Renjo-La, which hosts an amazing view of the mountains, and the highest freshwater lake system called Gokyo Lakes. The trekkers will get to relish the alluring panorama of Everest (8848m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Lhotse (8516m), Ama Dablam, Makalu (8481m), and many other snow-capped mountains of Khumbu region throughout the trek. The trek also features Sagarmatha National Park which is home to diverse floras and faunas. Renjo-La Pass Trek also includes a hike up to the hotel operating at the highest altitude, Hotel Everest View. The trekkers will also get to learn about the Buddhist traditions from the Sherpa villages en route. The trek route comparatively has fewer crowds. Hence, it is the perfect trek for travelers who love to spend their time in solitary places.

Highlights of the Trek:  

  • The definitive Himalayan trek to the foot of Mt. Everest through breathless high alpine landscapes, 
  • visiting an ancient Buddhist Monasteries where Yeti Skull kept, 
  • spectacular touching the tops of some of the most famous mountains in the Himalaya, 
  • crossing over high suspension bridges, 
  • homeland of Sherpa people and their pictureaque villages along the trail, 
  • mirror the towering landscape all around, 
  • stunning view from Renjo-La Pass, 
  • smooth walking up and down through the dense Rhododendron and Pine forest, 
  • scenic mountain flight in and out of Lukla, meeting with local Sherpa people, 
  • passing several Buddhist monuments, well-maintained trails and confortable lodges, 
  • but the trekking routes here start higher and stay higher and high glacial Gokyo Lake.  

Swiss Family Treks and Expedition is one of the leading trekking organizers in the capital. We seek to fulfill all the possible expectations of our clients and provide them with unquestionable services. We assign an English speaking guide from the specific region for all our tours and trekking programs. We accommodate you in the best hotels/lodges in the place and make sure your stay is safe and comfortable. We acquire all permits and your flight tickets inside Nepal. We also provide different packages for trekking, sightseeing, and other adventurous activities in Nepal.

Important Notice for domestic flight to and from Lukla
Due to avoid air traffic congestion at Kathmandu Airport and for smooth flights operation, the Lukla flights shall be operated from Ramechhap (Manthali) Airport effective from Spring (April to May 31, 2024) and Autumn (October 1 to November 30, 2024)

In this matter, you need 1 buffer day to manage all transfer to and from Manthali Airport (OR we adjust the program on Day 2 that you will do the guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and later in the afternoon, transfer to Mulkot). We would like to suggest you for driving to Mulkot which is 3 hours driving away from Kathmandu and spend a night there at a hotel, then next morning an hour of driving brings you at Manthali Airport to catch the flights to Lukla. On return, you can fly to Manthali Airport and same day drive back to Kathmandu.

Fact of the Trek

Trek Region
Everest Region
Type of Trek
Trekking & Hiking
14 Days
Highest Elevation
5,360 m (17,585 ft)
Full board during the trek
4* Hotel in Kathmandu & lodges during the trek
Best Season
Autumn (Sep-Oct-Nov) & Spring (March-April-May)
Transportation by
Domestic Flight & Private Vehicle

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1338m

Our company representative picks you up at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, upon your arrival. You will then be transferred to a hotel in the capital. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley by private vehicle
Today, you will go on the full day guided sightseeing tour. You will head towards the Boudhanath Stupa, which is the largest Stupa of South Asia. You will then visit one of the holiest temples of Hindus, Pashupatinath Temple. From here, you will move towards the Swayambhunath Stupa, which is also popularly known as Monkey Temple. All of these monuments are the part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Overnight stay at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla 2840m/35 minutes & trek to Phakding 2610m/3-4 hours
Relishing the beautiful panoramic view of the Himalayas throughout the flight, we land at the Lukla Airport (2840m). After we land in Lukla, we trek for 3 to 4 hours downhill to Phakding through Cheplung village. Phakding hosts a stunning view of the sacred mountain, Khumbila (5761m). Overnight at a lodge in Phakding.

Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m/5-6 hours
We trek along Bhote Koshi River and enter Sagarmatha National Park by passing Monjo village. After entering the park, we trek through lush forests of rhododendron to reach the commercial hub of Khumbu region in Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is a picturesque Sherpa town with well-facilitated hotels, restaurants, pubs, and markets. Overnight at a lodge in Namche Bazaar.

Day 5: Acclimatization Day: Hike to Everest View hotel and down to Khumjung and Khunde village for visiting Monasteries
Today, we take a short hike on the outskirts of Namche Bazaar. We also take a short hike to the hotel operating at the highest altitude, Hotel Everest View (3962m), for a stunning panorama of the mighty Everest (8848m) and other peaks of Khumbu. We then trek down to Khumjung village, the biggest Sherpa village in Khumbu. We visit Khumjung Monastery and have a look at the skull of Yeti there. Later, we trek to Khunde village and explore an old monastery. After our exploration, we hike back to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at a lodge in Namche Bazaar.

Day 6: Trek from Namche to Thame 3800m/5-6 hours
Stumbling across many Chortens, stupas, and monasteries, we trek along Bhote Koshi River on our way to Thame. Relishing the superb panorama of the Himalayas, we run into some villages and monasteries before reaching Thame. Walking on the riverbed of Bhote Koshi and crossing the river several times, we arrive in Thame. Overnight at a lodge in Thame.

Day 7: Acclimatization Day - Hike to Sundar Peak 5361m
We acclimatize ourselves to high altitude. We take a short hike to Thame Dechen Chokhorling Monastery, an ancient monastery and continue hike to Sundar Peak which hosts splendid view of Mt. Everest (8848) and Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m). We then return back to Thame and explore the small Sherpa village of the "snow leopard" Apa Sherpa, who has scaled Mt Everest 21 times. Overnight at a lodge in Thame.

Day 8: Trek from Thame to Lumde 4368m/4-5 hours
Climbing the steep moraine, we continue our trek. We trek along the ancient route used by the traders to transfer goods across Tibet via Nangpa-La. Following Bhote Koshi River upstream, we reach several monasteries as we walk past small villages of Yilajung, Taranga, and Dinjung before reaching Lumde. Enjoying the Mountain View in the background, we reach Lumde. Overnight at a lodge in Lumde.

Day 9: Trek from Lumde to Gokyo 4790m/7-8 hours via Renjo-La Pass 5360m
The big day is here. We trek along steep trails and climb few glacial moraines to reach Renjo-La Pass which hosts absolutely mind-blowing view of Cho Oyu (8201m), Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Cholatse (6440m), Taboche (6367m), and other Himalayas along with the Gokyo Lakes and Ngozumpa Glacier, the longest glacier in the Himalayas. After relishing the stunning vista, we descend to the third Gokyo Lake behind which the small village of Gokyo is located. Overnight at a lodge in Gokyo.

Day 10: 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 then descend through steep trails and trek along Dudh Koshi River on the moraines of Ngozumpa Glacier till we reach Machhermo. From Machhermo, we trek for a couple of hours to reach Dhole. Overnight at a lodge in Dhole.

Day 11: Trek from Dhole to Namche 3440m/5-6 hours
Trekking along rocky trails, we pass dense forests of rhododendron till we reach Phortse Thanga. We then trek to Mongla and then descend till Kyangjuma. Following the rocky trails, we pass some monasteries and walk on stone steps through Mani walls on our way to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at a lodge in Namche Bazaar.

Day 12: Trek from Namche to Lukla 2840m/6-7 hours
On the last day of our trek, we cross several suspension bridges over 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 villages, painted Mani walls, and prayer wheels to reach Lukla. Overnight at a lodge in Lukla.

Day 13: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu 35 minutes
We enjoy 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 have a good time tasting the local delicacies. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 14: Final Departure from Kathmandu
Today is your last day in Kathmandu. We’ll drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours prior to your scheduled flight.

Important Notice for domestic flight to and from Lukla
Due to avoid air traffic congestion at Kathmandu Airport and for smooth flights operation, the Lukla flights shall be operated from Ramechhap (Manthali) Airport effective from Spring (April 1 to May 31, 2024) and Autumn (October 1 to November 30, 2024)

In this matter, you need 1 buffer day to manage all transfer to and from Manthali Airport (OR we adjust the program on Day 2 that you will do the guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and later in the afternoon, transfer to Mulkot). We would like to suggest you for driving to Mulkot which is 3 hours driving away from Kathmandu and spend a night there at a hotel, then next morning an hour of driving brings you at Manthali Airport to catch the flights to Lukla. On return, you can fly to Manthali Airport and same day drive back to Kathmandu.

Pricing for Group Size Basis: (Private Trip)
All inclusive Trek Price for individual/solo trekker; USD 2220
All inclusive Trek Price for 2 trekkers basis; USD 1810 per person
All inclusive Trek Price for 3 trekkers basis; USD 1775 per person
All inclusive Trek Price for 4 trekkers basis; USD 1695 per person 

Join with Us on a Renjo-La Pass Trekking North of Namche Bazzar Trek in 2024.

Customize Your Trek: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at

NOTE: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by clients themselves.

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* Dates can be flexible, please contact us for individual dates.

Our Trek Package Cost includes:
* Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private car/van.
* 3 nights deluxe accommodation in single/double/twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 4* Hotel Kathmandu Guest House in Kathmandu.
* Kathmandu City Tours as per above program, inclusive of all entry fees, tour guide, transportation.
* Domestic flight ticket cost from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu and airport tax.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot water/cold water filter during the trek.
* Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced helpful and friendly English speaking guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples and carry 25KG), their food & accommodation, salary, equipment & insurance.
* Down Sleeping Bag (Minus 30-40 Degree Celsius), Duffel Bag, Spikes, LifeStraw Water Filter for drinking water and trekking map.
* All transportation by private vehicle.
* Sagarmatha National Park permits.
* All necessary permits.
* First Aid Medical kit box.
* Office Service charge.
* All Government Tax.

Our Trek Package Cost doesn't include:
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fee.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, Internet, battery charging and hot shower.
* Personal Trekking Equipment like down jackets (can all be hired in KTM).
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...

                                              Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.

Renjo-La Pass Trekking (North of Namche Bazzar), 14 Days


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We are back from Nepal.
How was it? Incredible! Of course it was difficult, and we heard a lot of complaining, especially because of the cold. Everyone had their low points along the way, but we each had our highs too, and more than once all our spirits and bodies were high high on top of the world!

I've considered various ways of telling the story of our 11 day trek in the Everest region on the blog. I wrote a diary during the trek and have over 700 pictures (taken by myself, as well as Hamutal, Uri and Michal). I considered posting by theme, or by personal perspective, but alas, decided to go chronologically.
But before starting with day one, I decided to publish this highlights post, to give an overview flavor of where we've been, what we've seen and done and what we thought about it.

What surprised you most about Nepal?
Ofek: Jupkyu [a cross between cow and yak] and bridges like in fairy tales.
Uri: Me too, and I didn't think there would be a river.
Eyal: That there was donkeys and that the water falls so slow.
Ofek: That animals can walk on such steep and rocky paths.
Michal: So much water in Nepal!
Uri: That the chocolate milk was made with water.

What is fun about playing by the river?
Ofek: Jumping from rock to rock.
Michal: The challenge of having to judge the distance, whether you can jump or not...
Ofek: Climbing up big rocks that Michal can't climb.
Michal: I can dude.
Uri: Throwing rocks high, then platch! in the water.
Hamutal: peace and quiet and sun.

On the evening of day 2, what do you remember from today?
Ofek: I really enjoyed the walking and riding on the horse. I really didn't enjoy taking a shower.
Michal: The hardest part was the end of the steep uphill.
Ofek: I loved the bridges, it was as if we were in a fairytale.
Michal: I thought it was funny when we crossed the bridges and everyone had to hold their hat so it doesn't fly away.
Uri: The hardest part was the steep uphill when I was already very tired and I walked and walked and walked to get to the horse. It was cool when I was on the horse on the long long bridge.
Ofek: The views were really nice.
Eyal: I don't remember anything.
Hamutal: It was harder than I imagined. All day I gave children a hand and helped then up. Seeing snow-capped mountains is what I dreamed of.

What will you miss from Nepal once you are back home?
Ofek: Pemba Sherpa [the 16 year old son of our guide who carried Eyal].
Michal: All of us being together all day long.
Uri: Hira [the horse[ and Sunam Sherpa [our guide].
Eyal: My sleeping bag.

What is it that you miss most from home?
Michal: My bedroom and all my books and Winnie the pooh.
Ofek: Noam and Wii and my dubi.
Uri: Wii and the piano keyboard.
Eyal: All my toys.

On the last evening, how do you summarize our trek?
Ofek: It was hard but fun.
Michal: The difficult minutes were very difficult and the happy moments were very happy. Overall I think it was worth the effort, although it could have been a few days shorter.
Uri: I would do it again, but shorter.
Eyal: I don't know
Hamutal: It was much harder and more challenging than I imagined, mostly because of the cold. We reached our limits. I wouldn't recommend it to families with kids, but on the other hand I don't regret doing it ourselves.
Ofek: I liked the guides and the views.
Michal: Pemba, Sunam and Nima Taman were very nice and I liked Hira too.
Ofek: I would like to do it again, but when I'm older, like a teenager.

Ronen Zaidel Bar and Family
2 Adults and 4 Children (6Pax)

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