Total 17 days 5360m Trek days 12 Hard

Renjo La Pass trek

Sagarmatha National Park

RENJO LA PASS TREK

TREK HIGHLIGHTS

  • A great opportunity to visit what is considered one of the most beautiful spots in Solukhumbu Region, with one of the most spectacular views of Mount Everest from Gokyo Ri summit (5357m).
  • It is a loop trek, where we get to visit Thame on the way back after crossing Renjo La Pass. This other side of the National Park is less crowded walking along the BhoteKoshi Nadi river.
  • Explore Namche Bazar and surroundings.
  • Privileged views of Mount Cho Oyu (8201m) from Gokyo.
  • Best views of Everest Range, Ama Dablam, Thamerseku and many more from the Everest View Hotel on the way to Khumjung Village.
  • Sherpa Cooking class during the acclimatisation day in Namche Bazar optional.
  • Renjo La Pass it’s a challenging journey that requires a good fitness level of all our Nepal Trekkings.

ABOUT THE RENJO LA PASS TREK

Get inspired by the magic of the Sagarmatha Mountains through one of the most beautiful treks in the world. Some of the best views of the highest mountains in the world are in this trek: Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7861m), Makalu (8470M), Ama Dablam (6812m), Pumori (7161m), Thamerseku (6608m), Cho Oyu (8201m).

During the trek, we get to enjoy not only the astonishing views, but we get to explore, visit and experience the culture, traditions, religion and language of the Sherpa community. A great opportunity to learn from a very rich culture that has Tibetan roots.

The Renjo La Pass is the link that connects Gokyo Lakes and Thame Valley. This is a great option for those who want to see the best views of Everest Range from Gokyo Ri, but also they want to explore an extra challenging mountaineering terrain and get to know more areas in the Sagarmatha National Park.

Renjo La Pass is also one of the most beautiful passes that makes you feel in the land of a fairy tale. There are many other reasons why this trek Inspires every single person that visits, and we strongly recommend you to come and experience it with us, cause this will be one of those unforgettable experiences that you will store in your memory and your heart forever more.

During the acclimatization days, we organize different activities you can choose from, amongst them our Special Sherpa Cooking Class conducted by our family in Namche Bazar.

Check our Trip Schedule below this page for more details.

“For me, climbing is a form of exploration that inspires me to confront my own inner nature within nature. It’s a means of experiencing a state of consciousness where there are no distractions or expectations. This intuitive state of being is what allows me to experience moments of true freedom and harmony.”
Lynn Hill (1961. Rock climber considered one of the best female climbers in the world)>

What’s included:

  • Nepali Licenced Guide English fluent (from 4 persons an assistant guide will be added, from 10 persons 2 assistant guides will be added).
  • Porter (1 porter every 2 persons. Each porter will carry maximum 15Kg).
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System): this is the trekking permit.
  • National Park Entrance fee.
  • All domestic flights.
  • All airport pickups and drop offs.
  • High comfort Hotels before and after the trek with Breakfast included (4 nights in total).
  • A welcome dinner on the arrival day.
  • Accommodation during the trek in lodges/tea house.
  • Food during the trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Water* and cup of tea or coffee in every meal during the trek. (*Click here to know more)
  • Medical kit.
  • Staff insurance.
  • Taxes.
  • Optional Sherpa Cooking Class during the acclimatization day in Namche Bazar

What’s not included

  • International flights.
  • Visa. Check our page About Nepal for Visa information.
  • Insurance with mountain rescue and repatriation compulsory. In case of doubt, do not hesitate to ask us when booking your trip and we will be happy to help you find the best option for you.
  • Meals before and after the trekking adventure (except breakfasts and 1 welcome dinner included)
  • Alcohol, soft drinks and snacks
  • Necessary trek equipment and personal material. See our list of things to bring to a trek to have an idea of what you need.
  • Personal medicines
  • Hot shower during the trek (often available in lodges under cost)
  • Electronic devices battery recharge (often available in lodges under cost). It is advisable to carry a portable charger if you have electronic devices to be charged during the trek.

Best time to trek: spring and autumn (April, May until mid-June / October, November until mid-December). Check our page “When to visit Nepal and When to Trek”.

*NOTE: The airport of Lukla has a very variable weather and sometimes flights get delayed or canceled. Please, be prepared for potential delays and to remain in Lukla extra nights. It is advisable that clients allow extra days when booking their return international flight.

RENJO LA PASS TREK MAP

RENJO LA PASS TREK COST

01Day One: Arrival Kathmandu

Airport pick up and transfer to Hotel. There will be a welcome dinner with your guide. First taste of the wonderful local food.

02Day Two: Kathmandu

Exploring day in the city. You will be able to explore the city as well as make the last preparation for the trek. We will provide you with all information you need to explore the most emblematic places in Kathmandu. If you wish to have a Guided City Tour, do not hesitate to request this service when booking with us.

03Day Three: Fly from Kathmandu (1400m) to Lukla (2840m) and walk to Monjo (2835m) / Time: 5 to 6 hours

We will wake up very early (around 04:30am) to be at the airport first thing in the morning and take the domestic flight to Lukla (2800m), where the trek starts. Be prepared for a true adventure flying with a small aircraft with astonishing views of the Himalayas on the left of the aircraft, and the infinite hills covered by rice field terraces on the left. Once we land we start trekking. We will stop to recharge batteries and have some food in Phakding. Our last destination will be Monjo, the last village before entering the Sagarmatha National Park. On our arrival to Monjo, we will be able to explore the village and check the Monastery and the School, and have our first Sherpa dinner. This time we sleep in a high altitude mountain lodge! The adventure has just started...

04Day Four: Monjo to Namche Bazar (3440m) / Time: 4 to 5 hours

During this journey we will be able to have the first views of Mount Everest just before arriving to Namche Bazar. This will be a short day trek, around 3 to 4 hours. The last 2 hours we will face a steep terrain after crossing one of the highest suspension bridges of the region to arrive to Namche Bazar. We will have time to walk around the village, taste delicious sweet caprices at the German Bakery, enjoy the paintings and the handicraft around the village or play pool at the bar!

05Day Five: Namche Bazar acclimatization day. Khumjung (3780m) / Time: 4 to 5 hours

We will spend the day doing some treks and activities to explore the area and get immersed in the culture. A variety of options are available. Some of our favourite ones; trek to Everest View Hotel, astonishing trek with the best views of the range of Everest: Nuptse, Lhotse, Everest, Annapurna… Visit Khumjung, just at the bottom of Mount Khumbila (the sacred mountain). We see the Edmund Hillary Foundation School and come back through Yak farms. On our arrival back to Namche Bazar, we can enjoy a good movie or documentary at the coffee shop, or if you prefer, we have available a Sherpa Cooking Class* special for you!(*no costs incurred for any of the activities mentioned).

06Day Six: Namche Bazar to Dole (4110m) / Time: 6 to 7 hours

We will trek through the Rhododendron forests and see magic waterfalls on the way.

07Day Seven: Dole to Machermo (4470m) / Time: 4 to 5 hours

Walking along the Dudh River, now the panorama offers less vegetation, and more open spaces with big peaks on both sides. Easy and comfortable terrain for the day.

08Day Eight: Machermo acclimatization day

We will explore and hike to the surroundings, discover the seasonal flora and get to see new view points.

09Day Nine: Machermo to Gokyo(4790m) / Time: 5 to 6 hours

Welcome to Gokyo Paradise! After passing the first two lakes we arrive to the third one (Dudh Pokhari (Pokhari meanning Lake), where the Gokyo Village is. We will contemplate the enormous Ngozumba Glacier, and we will be able to see Mount Cho Oyu (8201m) to the north. Enjoying the panorama of the lake with a tasty tea whilst meeting the locals, and enjoying a wonderful Sherpa meal will be our great reward.

010Day Ten: Gokyo day – Ascension to Gokio Ri (5357m) / Time: 3 to 4 hours

We will not regret early morning wake up alarm. Hiking to the summit of Gokyo Ri and get to see the sunrise behind the Mount Everest is priceless. Is here where we get to see what is known as one of the best panorama of the Everest Range.

011Day Eleven: Gokyo to Lungdhen (4380m) via Renjo La Pass (5360m) / Time: 8 to 9 hours

Today we cross the Renjo La Pas. A great journey through a fairy tale land. After surrounding Dudh Lake through the right side, we start ascending through steep terrain. On arrival to Renjo La, we can say good bye to the east views (Everest Range) and say hello to the new views of the west side of Sagarmatha National Park. During the descend we will find small lakes with incredible turquoise colors and we will see again the green colours of the vegetation. We will stop in Lungdhen, where a great Sherpa meal will be our delightful reward.

012Day Twelve: Lungdhen to Thame (3820m) / Time: 5 to 6 hours

A gentle walk along the great Bhotekoshi Nadi river will take us to Thame village. One of a great importance in the region. Thame was one of the most affected villages of Sagarmatha National Park during the earthquake in April 2015, and was rebuilt with the help of alpinist and other organizations. The Gompa of the village is situated on the way up to Sunder Peak overseeing the village. It is next to Thame where the villagers have constructed an hidroelectric station to supply the villages of all the region.

013Day Thirteen: Thame to Namche Bazar / Time: 3 to 4 hours.

A short and easy trek will take us backto Namche Bazar. We will be able to rest, enjoy the local food, get to know the locals, enjoy a movie or a documentary in one of the coffee shops of Namche, visit the Namche Sherpa Museum...

014Day Fourteen: Namche Bazar to Lukla / Time: 6 to 7 hours

We will say good bye to Namche, not before a well deserved farewell in the German Bakery for the best coffee and the delicious sweet artisan biscuits. Lukla will be our last stop before taking the flight back to Kathmandu the next day.

015Day Fifteen: Lukla to Kathmandu

The flight will leave early in the morning*(see note above the map). And after landed in Kathmandu, our transport will drop you off at the Hotel in Kathmandu. The rest of the day is for you to rest and to enjoy the city! We will be available to do recommendations or help you in anything you need. If you wish, you can request a Guided Tour through the city if you haven't done it on the second day of your stay in Kathmandu.

016Day Sixteen: Kathmandu day

Last day to explore the city of Kathmandu or visit the surroundings (Bhaktapur, Nagarkot, Dhulikel and Namo Buddha...) and find special artisan crafts to take home as a memory of a Country that Inspired You.

017Day Seventeen: Transfer to the international Airport and end of our services unless arranged differently

We hope to see you again soon!

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*Our rates are established in US Dollar. The exchange rate CAD and € is from 03/02/2018 and is likely to be revised if there is a strong fluctuation. · The price is for a minimum of 4 people. Individual, 2 people or 3 people bookings can have an additional charge. Please check with us. · All accommodations are based on twin room. It is possible to request single room in Kathmandu or Pokhara under supplement. During the trek single room can be requested only if available. · Please, contact us and we will accommodate your needs.

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