Days: 14 / Difficulty: 4 of 5 (Strenuous)
Renjo-La Pass Trekking is very special trekking because this trekking combines remoteness in north of Namche. Everest Renjo-La Pass Trek is a off the beaten track in the Everest Region to take you to a small pass at 5390 meters, where the views of the Everest Range are the best. One of well Adventure trekking in Everest Area of Nepal- Combined Treks, North of Namche and Renjo-La Pass to Tibet walk all the way up to Nangpa-La Pass via Thame for selling their home made stuffs and salt to trade. The most wonderful experience would be to explore this area during the end of monsoon season when flowers pop out in Nangpala, giving the trekkers the illusion that they are walking on textured carpet. The strong fragrances of flowers refresh the mind and feel heavenly to camp there and have a very sweet sleep at night. The caravan-style business, its remoteness, the one of the biggest glaciers in the whole of the Khumbu region and spectacular views of Mt. Everest and Mt. Cho Oyo are the spectacular features in this trek. The newly opened Renjo-La Pass crossing from Thame to Gokyo is a breathtakingly beautiful walk with mountains surrounding us. The Renjo-La Pass Trek and Gokyo Ri offers an alternative to the traditional Everest base camp trek. From Goyko Ri, more of Everest itself is visible than from Kala Pattar above Gorak Shep. The mountains are more spectacular, the Ngozumpa Glacier is the largest in the Nepal Himalaya and, from a ridge above Goyko, and four 8000-meter peaks (Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu) are visible. The view of the tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang (7922m) is one of the most dramatic panoramas in Khumbu. This trek is little less crowded then the base camp trek. It is less touristy area than the traditional route to Kalapathar and EBC. The day - hike to the Gokyo Ri - 5360m. During trek you to look down on the vast Ngozumpa Glacier and have the great panorama views of four of the world's ten highest peaks Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Makalu. Our return route to Namche Bazaar will be via Renjo-La Pass, a fantastic high pass. This trek is considered as classic trek and suitable for average people. If you are moderately fit and have a sense of adventure you will enjoy this trek. The program is designed to acclimatize you gradually and not to experience high altitude sickness. However you are requested to check your altitude fitness and the itinerary.
Fact of the Trek;
Trip Region: Everest Region
Types of Trip: Trekking and Hiking
Duration: 14 Days
Highest Elevation: 5360m
Mode of Trip: Lodge or Tea-house
Average Walking: 5-6 hours in a day
Trip Start/End: Kathmandu
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu and normal tea-houses/lodges during the trek
Best Season: Autumn (Sep-Oct-Nov) and Spring (March-April-May)
Transportation by: Domestic Flight and Private Vehicle
Culture Experience: Majority of Sherpa and their way of life
Major Himalayan Sights: Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7855m), Amadablam (6812m), Pumori (7165m), Lingtren 6749m, Khumbutse 6665m, Cho Oyu 8188m, Makalu 8463m, Khongde Himal (6200m), Thamserku (6430m) and the holy mountain Khumbila (5761m).
Highlights of the Trip: 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.
Renjo-La Pass Trek Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and you will be met at the airport by our representative who will be waiting with a Swiss Family Treks sign outside the terminal and transfer to Hotel by private car. Welcome drink and after you settle into the hotel there will be a group briefing with your tour leader. He will discuss the trek details and co-ordinate any last minute arrangements. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla 2840m & trek to Phakding 2610m/3-4 hours,
Early in the morning we drive to the Airport and fly to Luka. After 45 minutes spectacular flight we arrive in Lukla and have breakfast and then continue our short ascents and descents trail passing many Buddhist monuments and finally we will reach in Phakding which takes about 3 hours. We have lunch there. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m/5-6 hours,
In the morning after breakfast we start from the Lodge and we reach Monjo after 3 hours walk passing many suspension bridges with good view of Mt. Thamserku and we must stamp our permit and have lunch in Jorsalle. Then we start to climb steep up slowly passing the high suspension bridge over the Dudh Kosi River till reaching Namche Bazar which takes about 2 and half hours. In the evening time we got to visit the monastery of Namche village. We have a superb view of Khongde Himal, Thamserku and Kangaru Himal. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 4: Acclimatization Day, Hike to Everest View hotel and down to Khumjung and Khunde village for visiting Monasteries:
Today, we hike to Everest view hotel for a panoramic and spectacular view of the Solukhumbu mountains. It takes 2 hours to reach there and after 1 hour enjoying the superb view we climb down to Khumjung village to visit the monastery. It takes about 1 hour. We can see the Skull of the Yeti inside the Monastery. This is the biggest Sherpa village in the Khumbu region. Again we continue our trek to Khunde village which takes about 1 hour. We have lunch there and visit the old monastery and go back to Namche via Syangboche village. It takes about 1 and half hour. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 5: Trek from Namche to Thame 3800m/5-6 hours,
In the morning after breakfast, we continue our trek to Thamo passing many Chhortens and Stupas on the trail which takes about 3 hours. We will make lunch break here. There is a monastery and we can visit if you wish. After lunch, the trail continues gradually up until reaching Thame village. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 6: Acclimatization Day,
There is also beautiful monastery above the village. We follow the delightful trail high on the valley side and visit monastery. We also hike above the Gompa and return back to campsite. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 7: Trek from Thame to Lumde 4368m/4-5 hours,
In the morning after breakfast, we climb over the moraine and gentle stroll ascent following a route used for centuries by the traders who ferried salt and grains across the Nangpa-La into Tibet until Lumde which takes about 4 hours. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 8: Trek from Lumde to Gokyo 4790m/7-8 hours, via Renjo-La 5360m,
A long day starts early in the morning. The trail ascends until reaching Renjo-La from where an eye-popping vista awaits. We will see the rooftops of Gokyo glinting distantly on the shore of the lake beneath the grey shimmer of the Ngozummpa Glacier, and the sawtooth peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse and Tawache which takes about 4 hours. Then we descend downhill till Gokyo. It takes about 3 hours. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 9: Trek from Gokyo to Gokyo-Ri 5360m to Dole 4120m/4-5 hours,
Early in the morning you hike to Gokyo-Ri 5360m. The trail steep ascends until reaching Gokyo-Ri which takes about 2 and half hour. This is another super view point after Kala Pathar. You have an excellent view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, Pumori, Amadablam and other peaks. You have also an unobstructed view of Sunrise and sunset. After that you steeply climb down to the hotel. It takes about 1 and half hour and you have breakfast. Then you continue thedescent upstream of Dudh Kosi River till Machhermo which takes about 2 hours. You have lunch break here. After lunch, then the trail again descends until to reaching Dole. It takes about 2 and half hour. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 10: Trek from Dole to Namche 3440m/5-6 hours,
In the morning after breakfast, you walk descending till Phortse Thanga, it takes about 1 and half hour. Then the trail steepl ascends until reaching Mongla which takes about 1and half hour. Then you continue your trek keep gently descending till Kyangjuma. It takes about 1 and half hour. You have lunch here. After lunch, you continue passing the Stupa until Namche Bazaar which takes about 1 and half hour. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 11: Trek from Namche to Lukla 2840m/6-7 hours,
In the morning, you leave the Namche Bazar the trail descents through pine trees and cross the high suspension bridge over the Dudh Kosi River. Then the trail continues at the River side and you arrive in Jorsalle, it takes about 2 and half hours. You continue again your trek until Phakding with crossing several bridges . You have your lunch there. After lunch your trail continues until Lukla with passing up and down which takes about 2 hours. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 12: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
You fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu early in the morning which takes about 45 minutes. Then transfer to Hotel by private car. Refresh and relax. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 13: Buffer day in case of flight cancelled and free day for shopping in thamel. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 14: Final Departure from Kathmandu
Your trip will come to an end today after breakfast. Your leader will be on hand to advise and assist with your onward travel arrangements and transfer to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport by our private van around 3 hours before your flight schedule and flight back to your home/other travel destination.
Our Trek Package Cost includes;
* Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private car/van.
* 3 nights deluxe accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 3* hotel in Kathmandu.
* Domestic flight ticket cost from KTM-LUKLA-KTM and airport tax.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot water during the trek.
* Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples), their food & accommodation, salary, equipments & insurance.
* All transportation by private vehicle.
* Sagarmatha National Park permits.
* All necessary permits.
* 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 (if you want us to arrange your travel insurance, we would greatly be happy to assist).
* 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.
* Personal Trekking Equipments like sleeping bags, 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.