Everest Renjo La Pass Trek

The Everest region is famous for its variation in the trekking route. Everest Renjo la pass trek is one of them. It is quite underrated the trekking routes of Nepal. We will go through remote but naturally rich trails in Khumbu regions.

Everest Renjo la pass trek is one of the less-visited areas of Mount Everest trial. Everest Renjo la pass trek is full of exciting, adventurous, and challenging moments. This trek offers you astounding views of valleys, Himalayas, glaciers, and many more. Renjo la pass is difficult to cross. It is close to the Tibet region. The main points are Mount Everest (8848m), Mount Makalu (8481m), Gokyo lake (5483), and so on.

This is a once in a lifetime experience. Be ready to explore this part of the country. You will be in the lap of the world’s tallest mountain. A mixture of Sherpa and Tibetan culture excites you. You want to understand more about these cultures. You will redefine the meaning of beauty from this place.

The journey will start from Kathmandu. This 14-day Renjo La pass trek will take to different valleys, villages, and many more. You will also pass through mountains, forests, glaciers and many more. You will land in one of the most dangerous airports in the world. Sagarmatha National Park only adds more beauty and excitement in this journey.

Highlights

  • The majestic view from mountain flight.
  • Walkthrough beautiful Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Astounding Gokyo lake and it’s surrounding.
  • Unique culture and lifestyle of Sherpas.
  • Unbelievable view of glaciers and icefall.
  • Tour of a cultural village; Khumjung and Namche.
  • Exclusive visit to Thame village.
  • Panoramic view of Mount Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8201m), Cho Oyo (8153m), and many more.

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Everest Renjo La Pass Trek

Best time to visit Everest Renjo la pass trek

This trek is possible in most of the seasons. The most popular season for this Everest Renjo la pass trek is September to December.

This season is most popular for any trekking route. Everest Renjo la pass trek is no exception. This region is most beautiful during this season. Snow-capped mountains all around you. The environment is clean and clear. You can view everything. The trails are full of trekkers. This is the peak of the season.

Another popular season is from March to May. This is the spring season. You will see Rhododendron everywhere. Beautiful greenery is everywhere. It is the time when winter has ended. As the sun rises temperature also increases. It is the most beautiful and peaceful season. You will calmness all around you. The sky is clear. The environment is clean.

Food and accommodation

There are few tea houses and guest houses throughout the trails. Food and accommodation are available in the same lodge or tea house.

Every trekking route has a certain number of tea houses and hotels in Nepal. Everest Renjo la pass trek also follows the same trend. Wifi and hot water facilities are available in most hotels and tea houses.

The menu serves local Nepalese food. You will taste the flavor of Sherpa food. Dal Bhat is a basic food item. Fried rice, pasta, eggs, chow chow, etc are also available. The lower region can provide varieties in food item but the upper region can’t. The upper region is raw and remote. The scenery from the hotel window makes you feel nostalgic in many ways.

There are only a few tea houses and hotels so you have to share rooms and toilets. You will get clean beds and bedsheets. Warm fuzzy blankets and a cozy fireplace make you warm. For drinks, you have tea, hot lemon, beers, and a few other drinks too.

Itinerary of Everest Renjo la pass trek

Day 01: Arrival and transfer to hotel

You will land here in Kathmandu valley. Kathmandu valley is also known as a city of temples. It is so beautiful to observe the diversity in caste, culture, and language.

Our representative will take you to your hotel room from the airport. Have a rest and make yourself comfortable. Either you can rest there and enjoy the city view from the window of the hotel or explore Kathmandu city.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing

After having breakfast, you will start your day. Today is the proper day for sightseeing. You had your proper rest yesterday. Today you will spend a full day exploring Kathmandu city. It is also necessary because you may have to buy trekking stuff for this Everest Renjo la pass trek.

There are various things in Kathmandu valley to explore. The temples, monasteries, culture, and many more. You should visit all UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu if possible. The main attraction here is Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath, and Syayambhunath. There are other cultural and historical monuments. Use this one day to your best.

Thamel is another famous tourist place. You can enjoy the nightlife of Thamel. There are various good restaurants, bars, and club you make your evening best. Before starting this Everest Renjo la pass trek, you must get the flavor of Kathmandu. You may have to buy some kind stuff for this trek, it is available in Thamel.

Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2860m) and hike to Phakding (2610m)

Trekking time: 3 to 4 hours

The early flight will take you to Lukla. Lukla airport is one of the most dangerous airports in the world. You will experience this thrill today. This will be your lifetime experience.

You better take the window seat on the flight. The beautiful scenery of mountains from the window will make you crazy. The duration of this flight is about 35 minutes. The landscape you see through this window is unexplainable.

You will not experience this landscape through flight only. You will start your hike from Lukla to Phakding. It will take you 3-4 hours. Walking through beautiful village and valley, you feel alive once again.

The trails are small. Phakding is north to Lukla. Throughout this hike, you will many tea houses and hotels. You will follow the trails through the bank of Dudh Koshi River. You will stay here tonight.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) from Phakding

Trekking time: 6 hours

Everest Renjo la pass trek will take you Namche Bazaar in its fourth day. Namche Bazaar is the gateway to the Everest region. It is a beautiful village. It is a well-celebrated village in this Khumbu region.

You will continue to trek along the bank of Dudh Koshi crossing the valley of TokTak (2760m) and Benker (2710m). We will continue your journey through pine and Rhododendron forest. You will also see a few waterfalls on this journey.

In this journey to Namche Bazaar, you will pass through many suspension bridges. You will pass through Buddhist prayer flags and reach Jorsale. Army checkpoint is in this place. You will receive a national park entry ticket here. Walking through trails, you will reach the junction of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi.

It will take you 3-4 hours from here to reach Namche Bazaar. It is about 241km north-east from Kathmandu. Namche Bazaar is in the lap of Khumbu Himal ranges. You will be staying here today.

Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar

This day is a key point in your journey of Everest Renjo la pass trek. Adjusting to this height and environment is an essential part of this journey. It reduces the risk of altitude sickness.

Today is a rest day. Your body needs to adjust to the new environment. You can take a short hike across the villages of Khunde and Khumjung. From these villages, you can see Mount Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and many more.

The soothing sound of Buddhist chanting is all over. It comes through the local monastery. Relax your evening roaming around this place. Talk to local Sherpa people. Their story and memories of Mount Everest and surrounding will surprise you. Visit the local market and have a good time. Today is your last stay in Namche Bazaar.

Day 06: Trek to Dole (4150m)

Trekking time: 5-6 hours

After having your breakfast, you will start the trek for today. It will take you 5 to 6 hours to Dole. This will be an exciting journey for you. You are now comfortable with the altitude.

The trails are easy and comfortable up to Kyangjuma. After reaching this point, the trails will follow the uphill. It will go through a large Rhododendron forest. This is spring season and you will explore these forests to your best. Today you will cross 4000m mark. Everest and Lhotse seem closer.

You will leave the classic Everest Base Camp route. There are some tea houses at Mohang. There is a beautiful camping spot near the river of Phortse Tanga. You will have your lunch here. You will see small villages and a few monasteries on this route.

Through the settlements of Tonga and Gele, you will reach Dole. You will stay here today.

Day 07: Hike to Machhermo (4470m)

Trekking time: 5 hours

Yesterday you walked through the Rhododendron forest. Today, you will walk through beautiful Oak and Pine forests. Today’s hike is smooth as well as a steep hill walk.

The trail climbs to Lhabarma 4220m and Luza 4360m. At this height, the air becomes thinner. Both oxygen levels and air pressure decrease and you may feel difficulty breathing. You have to walk to the bushes of the juniper.

You will see scattered settlements and pastured land throughout this journey. Waking along the valley and riverside, you will cross Machhermo 4470m. There is various camping place around Machhermo.

The astounding views of Mount Cho Oyo will make you happy. All these sceneries and the environment will make your journey enjoyable.

Day 08: Reach and explore Gokyo (4800m)

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Trekking time: 5 hours

Gokyo is one the main point of this entire Everest Renjo la pass trek. After having delicious breakfast you will head towards Gokyo valley.

There are various lakes in Gokyo valley. Gokyo valley is famous for its lake. Gokyo has a small town. The walk to Gokyo valley is quite difficult. You will head towards the beautiful path of Pangka.

You will start descending the trails after reaching Pangka. There are various ridges you would come across during this trek. This is a riverbank. Now you will start climbing the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier.

You will see a few monasteries in this trek. You will reach the first lake on this journey at 4650m. We will continue walking through the side of the glacier. You will soon reach the second lake. After crossing the glacier, you will reach the third lake known as Dudh Pokhari.

Walking by the side of this lake you will reach Gokyo. It is towards the eastern part of Dudh Pokhari. Gokyo is an ancient Sherpa settlement. You will see the most beautiful landscape from here. You will explore Gokyo and stay here tonight.

Day 09: Hike to Gokyo Ri (5357m) and Gokyo lake V

Trekking time: 4 to 5 hours

This is the most difficult trek in this journey of Everest Renjo la pass trek. Gokyo village to Gokyo Ri (5357m) is an exciting and adventurous journey altogether.

As soon as you reach Gokyo Ri, you will beautiful Mahalangur Himalayan range. You will climb uphill that too with rocky mountains. It will take you more than 2 hours to reach the peak of Gokyo Ri. The trail is full of hard rocks.

From the top, you will see Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse, and many more. It provides a majestic view of Ngozumpa glacier. It is the largest glacier in Nepal. You can also see Cho la pass.

It is an acclimatization day for you. You can use this time and trek to Gokyo V. You will also enjoy the beauty and tradition of this place.

Day 10: Hike to Lunden (4300m) via Renjo la pass (5435m)

Trekking time: 7 hours

You will have an early breakfast and start the journey again. Today is the actual day while you climb Renjo la pass, in this journey of Everest Renjo la pass.

It goes through a rough valley. The trail takes you to the northern side of this region. It feels like you are in the Tibetan landscape. There are some grassland and steep mountains.

You climb through steep hills to reach Renjo la pass. You can view beautiful Terrence and valleys. Once you reach here and enjoy the view, you will start descending. It leads you through the beautiful valleys along with Bhotekoshi valley.

Yaks are heading along your path with loads of good in their back. You will reach Lunden after few hours of downhill trek. You will stay here in a small town.

Day 11: Hike to Thame (3800m) from Lunden

Trekking time: 5 hours

You will continue to walk down towards Thame. It is beautiful scenery following you towards Thame.

You will meet various Tibet merchants throughout this journey. You will follow the narrow valley along the bank of Bhote Koshi. Thame is a small Sherpa settlement. It is the same place where Tenzing Norgay spent most of his childhood.

This small village has a few beautiful monasteries. It reflects ancient Sherpa culture and tradition.

Day 12: Hike to Namche Bazaar

Trekking time: 4 to 5 hours

Everest Renjo la pass trek is in its final phase. Now its time to hike towards Namche Bazaar. This trek back is beautiful.

There is no major uphill or downhill. It is quite an easy trek. You will climb downwards after crossing a few bridges. You will be in the Same in no time.

Have a hot shower here in Namche Bazaar. After a long journey like this, you deserve it. Enjoy this place. Roam around markets and have fun.

Day 13: Hike to Lukla

Trekking time: 6 to 7 hours

Click all the necessary photos. You will be in Kathmandu tomorrow. Have a proper rest. Today is the last day of your trekking.

Trek continuos through the bank of the Dudh Koshi river. You have to cross this river three times. Again you have to trek upwards. 45 to 50 minutes later you will reach Lukla. Relax and enjoy the moment.

Day 14: Back to Kathmandu

The end is here. Your flight will take you to Kathmandu. You will complete the trekking part of Everest Renjo la pass trek here.

If the weather is fine, you will take the first flight. You will see the various mountain ranges from this flight. Within 25-30 minutes you will be in Kathmandu. The views from this mountain flight are awesome.

Everest Renjo La Pass Trek

Frequently Asked Questions

How difficult is Everest Renjo la pass trek?

It is a moderate trek in nature. It is challenging too. Some parts of this trek are difficult. You have to walk 5 to 6 hours daily. If this is your first trek it may be difficult for you. It demands good physical fitness. But, if you are a regular trekker it should not difficult trek for you.

How costly is this trek?

The cost of Everest Renjo la pass trek depends on your spending habits. If you are willing to spend money then you will find reasons to do so.

Food and accommodation are not expensive. Your daily expenses can be between $20 to $25. Nepal is not an expensive country for tourists unless you want to experience some luxury.

Can I trek solo?

To some places, yes. But there are a few restricted places. You will have to trek in a group. A lot of people trek solo in Nepal. It depends on route to route.

Trekking solo has its own benefits. You can travel at your own speed. There is no need to adjust your schedule according to your group. But, you want to travel to restricted areas too. So it is better to travel win group.

What are the essential permits for this trek?

There is one permit essential for this Everest Renjo la pass trek. Another essential permit is the national park permit. You will enter through Sagarmatha National Park. It will cost you NPR 3000 per person and if you are SAARC national it will be NPR 1500 per person.

Another local permit is also essential for this trek. You will be passing through ward number 5 of Khumbu valley, so Khumbu Pasang Lahmu rural municipality charge USD 20 person

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