Renjo La The Renjo-La Pass trek combines strenuous daily hiking with extremely rewarding cultural experiences. Along this off-the-beaten-track trail you have the opportunity and cross-cultural privilege to stay with Sherpa families. The picturesque Renjo-La Pass itself lies at 5390 metres, and will afford you some of the best views of the Everest Range!

Price: US$ 830
Altitude: high
Trekking: strenuous
Duration: 10 days

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Overview

Overview

To make your journey exclusive, we take you to the little visited Renjo-La Pass, which lies at 5390 metres. Three of nine days trekking are completely off-the-beaten-track, and it is well worth the detour. Experience authentic Sherpa culture, relatively untouched by the hustle of tourism in the main circuit. We stay in Sherpa homes in Thamo and Phortse, both stunning villages. The route lies in the highest wildlife reserve in the world, the Sagarmatha National Park. It covers an area of 1,148 square kilometres of Himalayan ecological zone. The park altitudes range from 2,845 metres at Monjo to the top of the world at 8,848 metres.

 

Itinerary Outline

Day 1: Lukla - Monjo
Day 2: Monjo - Thamo
Day 3: Thamo - Thame
Day 4: Thame - Lungden
Day 5: The High Pass: Lungden - Renjo-La - Gokyo
Day 6: Gokyo Ri and Return
Day 7: Gokyo - Phortse
Day 8: Phortse - Namche Bazaar
Day 9: Namche - Phakding
Day 10: Phakding - Lukla

Itinerary

everest renjo-la pass trek

Day 1: Lukla - Monjo

After breakfast, we trek 2-3 hours to reach the village of Monjo.
Overnight at Monjo

Day 2: Monjo - Thamo

After breakfast we trek to Thamo via Namche Bazaar. The trek will be around 5 hours with stopover in Namche Bazaar.

Day 3: Thamo - Thame

This day is meant for acclimatization and hence we do not embark on any serious trekking. Instead we go to a slightly lower altitude of Thame, the birthplace of Tenzing Norgay, the first man on Everest. Spend time exploring the local monastery or simply relax.

Day 4: Thame - Lungden

Today we start our serious high altitude trekking. We walk for about 4 hours across a stunning landscape on an old trade route to Tibet in order to reach the village of Lungden.

Day 5: The High Pass: Lungden - Renjo-La - Gokyo

Early start is essential because it is a long day. It will take roughly 5 hours to reach the pass because the higher altitude will cause slower movement. After a brief rest to enjoy the stunning beauty of the Everest Range and take photographs, we start on a remarkably difficult downhill journey for about 3 hours to reach the village of Gokyo. Before you reach Gokyo you walk along the stunningly beautiful Dudh Kunda (milk lake)

Day 6: Gokyo Ri and Return

The foot of Gokyo Ri lies five minutes from the stream that feeds the Dudh Kunda. After two or three hours of slow moving you reach the summit to be rewarded with fantastic views of Mt. Everest’s (8848m) Northern flank, Makalu (8475m) further to the east, and Cho Oyu (8153m) towards the north. After your camera runs out of film/memory return back down to Gokyo.

Day 7: Gokyo - Phortse

It takes four to five hours of walking to reach the very beautiful village of Phortse. Here you will stay with a Sherpa family. More than 23 Everest summiteers live in Phortse, and you may meet a lot of them during your stay. The village is famous for its tolerance and conservation of wildlife, so sights of deer and pheasants is common here.

Day 8: Phortse - Namche Bazaar

We now start our return form the Everest Region to trek about 3 hours to reach Namche Bazaar through Khumjung, a lovely village with excellent bakeries and restaurants.

Day 9: Namche - Phakding

A very long day walk can also be made to Lukla, but it is recommended to take an extra day to get there.
From Namche, head to the end of the village and then immediately start to descend to the river. If going up was tough it is equally hard to get the footing and walk down hill. Head along the banks of the river and then further descend to Monjo for lunch.
It is interesting to watch others starting enthusiastically on the trek ahead as we head down to our campsite at Phakding. Overnight at Phakding

Day 10: Phakding - Lukla

From Phakding, it is a surprising hard uphill climb to Lukla, which should take about 3 hours. It is a delightful ending to the trip as one enters into this busy village of Lukla.

Dates & Prices

Included

The tour itinerary starts in Lukla, but we recommend at least two pre-trek days in Kathmandu for arrival and briefings and sufficient time after the tour for transfers.
The stated price includes the trek only; flights from/to Lukla will cost around $330. Any additional overnights, domestic flights, tour extensions and airport transfers can be booked with us. Send us a message and we arrange a customized full tour according to your wishes!

Included (during trek)

Excluded

  • Accommodation and meals
  • Ground transportation
  • Guide, porter and their insurances    
  • All permits
  • Personal insurance
  • Emergency evacuation cost
  • Personal mediaction
  • Personal expenses
  • Flights

Trip Extensions

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