Renjo La Pass Trek

Duration: 15 Days
At a Glance
  • Duration 15 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Start/End KTM/KTM
  • Group Size 1-12
  • Max. Altitude 5365

Highlights

  • Extra nights in Kathmandu before starting and at the end of the trek
  • Thrilling fight from Kathmandu to Lukla and vice versa
  • Explore the wilderness of the Sagarmatha National Park
  • Walk through beautiful mountain villages and get to see the lifestyle of the mountain people
  • A less crowded, adventurous trail
  • Enjoy side excursions during acclimatization days in Namche Bazaar and Gokyo village
  • Wind at the shores of Gokyo Lakes
  • Cross a high mountain pass, Renjo La
  • A native crew to support you during the trek
  • Enjoy stunning mountain views throughout the trek with diverse landscapes

Renjo La Pass Trek: 15 Days

Are you seeking a unique adventure in the Everest region? Embark on our thrilling Renjo La pass trek, a journey that traverses a high mountain pass and leads you to the breathtaking Gokyo Lakes.

The Renjo La Pass trek is one of the most underrated trekking packages in the Everest region. It offers no crowds, incredible mountain landscapes, and beautiful layovers.

The Renjo La pass trail crosses the high mountain pass called Renjo La, as the package's name suggests. It is a remote trek in the Everest region that explores beautiful mountain villages, lush alpine forests, valleys, streams, lakes, and glaciers. Apart from the pass, the Renjo La Pass trek has another major highlight, the Gokyo Lakes (4,700–5,000 m).

The fascinating Sherpa culture and heart-warming Himalayan landscapes come complimentary on this trek. Please note that you'll have the opportunity to interact with the Sherpa community, learn about their traditions, and visit ancient monasteries.

The less crowded trail via villages like Dole (4,200 m) and Machhermo (4,470 m) makes the Renjo La Pass trek one of the best Everest trek packages. You will not be following the famous Everest trail visited by thousands of trekkers.

This trek does not take you to EBC; it lets you explore the largest glacier in Nepal, Ngozumpa Glacier, and the famous viewpoint, Gokyo Ri (5,357 m).

The Renjo La Pass trekking has balanced adventurous and spiritual elements. When the thrilling landing at Lukla airport and the giant mountains overwhelm you, the friendly locals and their rich cultural heritage will calm you down.

The delicate chirping of the birds, the freshness of the mountains, and the soothing aroma of forests will help you unwind & relax your heart. The simple yet meaningful interactions with locals, their stories, and their lifestyle make the journey more enjoyable.

And how can we forget the majestic mountains and peaks that become constant companions of travelers in the Everest region? You'll witness the grandeur of Mt. Everest (8,849 m), Mt. Makalu (8,463 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,188 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,608 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Kangtega (6,782 m), and more.

The wilderness of the Sagarmatha National Park

This trek explores the Sagarmatha National Park, a vast protected area of international interest. Please note that we are committed to preserving the park's biodiversity and minimizing environmental impact.

The park begins from Monjo village onwards, and we must register the national park permit at the police check post outside Monjo village. The Sagarmatha National Park has numerous flora and fauna, including exotic species like Himalayan tahr, snow leopard, red panda, and blue sheep. Likewise, the trail comprises a range of forests, pastures, terraces, rivers, streams, waterfalls, moraines, glaciers, etc.

Trek through beautiful mountain villages

Some major villages on this trek are Namche Bazaar, Dole, Machhermo, Gokyo Village, and Thame. You'll also pass many other small villages with fantastic views.

Trekking through these villages will give you a chance to peek into the lifestyle and culture of the locals. You'll learn a lot about Sherpas, especially when you visit ancient monasteries on the way.

A less crowded, adventurous trail

Few people do the Renjo la Pass trek because of the strenuous trail and fewer facilities. Therefore, the trail is open even during peak trekking season.

You can enjoy the tranquility of the Everest region at its best and take your time admiring the views without being disturbed.

Amazing hikes during the acclimatization days in Namche Bazaar and Gokyo village

Our itinerary includes two acclimatization days: one in Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) and another in Gokyo village (4,750 m). In Namche Bazaar, you'll hike to the Hotel Everest View (3,962 m), a luxury accommodation provider known for the Mt. Everest view from all its windows.

Likewise, during the rest day in Gokyo village, we have a side excursion to Gokyo Ri (5,357 m), a vantage point. From this point of view, the mountain view is extraordinary.

Gokyo Lakes & Renjo La pass

Gokyo Lake is the world's highest lake system, comprising six lakes ranging from 4,700 to 5,000 m (15,400 to 16,400 ft) above sea level. Also designated as a Ramsar site, Gokyo Lakes has religious values and is considered holy by the locals.

The Thonak Lake is the largest of all the Gokyo Lakes, and the Dudh Pokhari Lake is the most significant. The Gokyo village is on the eastern shore of the Dudh Pokhari.

The Everest region has three main high passes, the Renjo La pass being the most approachable. Its elevation is also the lowest among all three passes, at 17,560 ft/5,360 m.

The Renjo La Pass connects the Gokyo Valley to Thamethe, the least visited part of the Everest region.

A native crew to support you during the trek

You get to trek with a native professional mountain guide, and porters during the Renjo La pass trekking with us. At Outfitter Himalaya, we work closely with the locals of the Everest region and have the most friendly & reliable crew.

Our on-field team has numerous years of expertise in leading groups in the Himalayas and can calmly handle unforeseen circumstances.

You'll Experience

View Grom Gokyo Ri

Itinerary

The Renjo La pass trek in Everest Region is a 15-day trek program and the 15-day Renjo La pass trek itinerary includes your arrival and departure days to and from Nepal, a cultural day tour In Kathmandu, and an extra day at the end of the trek as a buffer day. The buffer day is to use in case you need any extra day on the trek or if there is any delay or cancelation on our Lukla flight, which may happen sometimes due to unfavorable weather conditions.

The Everest Renjo La pass 15 days itinerary includes a trek to Gokyo Valley, Gokyo Lake, a hike to Gokyo Ri, and passing over the Renjo La and returning to Lukla to take a return flight to Kathmandu. This given itinerary is a standard guideline itinerary to offer you, however, if the given itinerary is not suitable for you, we can tailor and offer you an itinerary as per your requirement.

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To ensure a smooth airport-to-hotel commute, we will send our representatives to Tribhuvan International Airport to pick you up.

They will welcome you and escort you to the hotel. The remaining day is free, so explore Thamel and get plenty of rest to overcome your jet lag.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • Max. Altitude1345

We have a full day in Kathmandu and lots of fun activities ahead of us. Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby in the morning and take you to different historical sites around Kathmandu.

They will introduce you to Nepali culture and traditions.

Later in the day, you will meet the mountain guide and have a short trek briefing session. Learn about the trail and get your mind ready for all the hurdles.

We do the final packing in the duffle bags and end the day enjoying the lively ambiance of Thamel.

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  • AccommodationHotel
  • Max. Altitude1345

Our trek begins from Lukla. Depending upon the Lukla flight status, we will catch this flight from either Kathmandu or Manthali Airport. If flying from Manthali airport, we have to drive there early in the morning.

The Lukla flight is very scenic and thrilling. At Lukla, the porters will join our group.

We then trek to Phakding village. On the way, we can see Kusum Kanaru and Kongde Ri. The trail descends via Ghat village and crosses multiple suspension bridges.

Note: Lukla Flight Updates!

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude2610

Following the Dudh Koshi River, we ascend via pine and cedar forests. We will register the permits in the Monjo Checkpoint. The trail then passes by rhododendrons and magnolia forests.

We will walk past numerous villages and cross many bridges over Dudh Koshi. The final ascent to Namche Bazaar is steep and rugged.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude3440

Namche Bazaar is a big Sherpa town with many modern facilities and luxury lodges. It's a tourist hub of the Khumbu region. We spend a rest day here to acclimatize our bodies.

You will spend a day hiking at Hotel Everest View. The views of Mt. Thamserku and the hills on the way make the hike pleasant. Upon reaching Hotel Everest View, we can see gorgeous views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Nuptse.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude3440

From Namche Bazaar, the trail ascends to Kyangjuma. We will be following a different route, so the trail is open. From Kyangjuma, we will steeply climb through rhododendron forests and pass many summer settlement areas.

The trail passes by villages like Tongba and Gyele. On the way to Dole, we can see yak grazing pastures and mountains like Tawache, Khumbila, and many others.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude4200

Leaving Dole, we will hike to Lambara and Luza. Following a steep route, we will pass by juniper bushes and ascend to Macchermo village, crossing sandy spurs.

One of the exciting myths surrounding Machhermo is that in 1974, a Yeti killed three yaks and attacked a Sherpa woman.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude4410

The trail ascends to a ridge offering spectacular views of the valley down to Kantega and up towards Cho Oyu.

The trail then widens and passes by Pangka. From here, we descend to a riverbank and continue ascending, following the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier, the largest glacier in Nepal.

Further, we ascend on a steep trail up the moraine and walk along a stream. Passing by the first lake, we hike to Gokyo village.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude4790

Today, we will wake up early and ascend to Gokyo Ri, essential for acclimatization. The mountain panorama from Gokyo Ri is out of this world and worth all our challenging walks.

Mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse, Makalu, Tawache, and Gyachung Kang will line up before us. After the hike, we will visit several lakes and end the day.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude5365

One of the major highlights of this entire trek is the crossing of Renjo La pass. From Gokyo village, we descend into the wilderness of the northern valley.

Beyond the border, the landscape looks more like Tibet. Following a steep uphill route, we hike to the top of the pass to enjoy the stunning mountain scenery. The trail then descends to Thame.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude5335

Following a flat trail, we descend toward Namche Bazaar. The trail goes through lush forests and a few settlement areas.

The views on the way back are terrific. We will enjoy the walk.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude3440

From Namche Bazaar, we steeply descend and walk through dense forests.

The trail passes by many waterfalls and crosses numerous suspension bridges over Dudh Koshi village. Upon reaching Phakding village, we will ascend to Lukla.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude2840

We will take a flight as early as possible today. The flight back to Kathmandu is equally thrilling and scenic.

Our team will escort you to the hotel from the airport. The remaining day is leisure. You can rest and get a massage.

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  • AccommodationHotel
  • Max. Altitude1345

We have added an extra full day in Kathmandu before your departure. We suggest you visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square & Patan Durbar Square.

Do your shopping and enjoy your last day in Kathmandu to the fullest. In the evening, we will meet you during the farewell dinner.

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  • AccommodationHotel
  • Max. Altitude1345

It is time to fly back to your home. Our airport team will drop you at the international airport and bid you our last goodbyes. If you have any other requests, let our team know.

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Map & Altitude Graph

Renjo La Pass Trek map

Inclusions

  • Airport transfers
  • Four nights' Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Meals during the trek with hot tea/coffee for breakfast
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permits and TIMS permit
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees
  • Flight fare (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) with domestic airport tax
  • Tea house/Lodge Accommodation during the trek on twin-sharing
  • A guide and porters (1 porter for every two trekkers)
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service (which will be paid for by the travel insurance company)
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets, and duffel bag, if necessary, and returned after the trek.
  • Seasonal fruits after dinner while on the Trek
  • Trip completion certificate, if you need
  • T-shirt and trekking map
  • A farewell dinner
  • First Aid and oximeter
  • Official expenses and service charge

Exclusions

  • Nepal Entry visa fee
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Meals (Lunch and Dinner) while you are in Kathmandu
  • Your personnel expenses/shopping
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks
  • Entrance fee on Kathmandu tour (Approx Nrs 2600.00)
  • Sweet things like chocolate bars and bar bills
  • Hot shower, internet, telephone, and laundry
  • International airfare
  • Tips for the guide and staff
  • Anything not mentioned in the included section

Add-Ons & Options

Single Traveller Supplement

For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement cost of US $200.00 applies on group trek

Note: When booking your accommodation for this trip, please note that while we guarantee a single room for you in the city of Kathmandu, there may be limited availability of mountain lodges and you may need to share a room with a fellow trekker of the same gender during certain parts of the trek. We will do our best to ensure your comfort and privacy throughout your journey.

Group Departures

We at Outfitter Himalaya offers small group trek to Gokyo-Renjo La Pass Trek. Find the fixed dates below to join the group trip and book your most suitable date.

The size for the group trek would be from 1 person to 12 people. If you are more than 12, contact us for the discounts and booking process.

If the offered dates are not suitable for you, or want to have private trip, Proceed booking from the right bar on your own date.

Start DateEnd DatePriceStatus 
Start DateStarts: ThursdaySep 05, 2024End DateEnds: ThursdaySep 19, 2024PricePrice Per PersonUS$1300StatusAvailable
Start DateStarts: SundaySep 15, 2024End DateEnds: SundaySep 29, 2024PricePrice Per PersonUS$1300StatusAvailable
Start DateStarts: WednesdaySep 25, 2024End DateEnds: WednesdayOct 09, 2024PricePrice Per PersonUS$1300StatusAvailable

Essential Info

Renjo La Passes Trek Difficulty

The Renjo La pass trek route is steep and rugged. It's not a beginner-friendly trekking package; therefore, participants must be physically fit. Please note that participants should be able to walk for 6 to 9 hours daily and have good stamina and core strength to join the trek. The terrain is rough and rocky. You'll be walking on glacier moraines and glacial paths.

The Renjo La Pass trek route could be more resourceful than the other trails in the Khumbu region. Thus, the services along the way become minimal and expensive as the days pass. Please note that the accommodations during the trek are basic teahouses, which provide a unique experience of the local culture and lifestyle.

The Renjo La Pass trek is undoubtedly adventurous and beautiful but has many hurdles.

The trekking route may present challenges, but our expert mountain guide will be with you every step of the way. Your safety and comfort are our top priorities, and we ensure you have the support you need to make this journey.

Altitude sickness

The Renjo La Pass trek is a high-altitude journey. In seven days, you'll reach more than 5,000 meters in height. Starting the trek from Lukla at 2,860 meters, the trail gradually ascends to Renjo La pass at 5,360 meters.

We have two acclimatization days before your climb to the top of the pass. This will give you a good chance to acclimate your body and minimize the risks of altitude sickness.

The Renjo La Pass trek involves a risk of altitude sickness, but with proper precautions and a good itinerary, it is possible to avoid it. Our trek includes regular health check-ups, acclimatization days, and a well-trained guide to ensure safety.

Our Renjo La pass trek itinerary is the best, with ample rest days and no more than 500 meters ascending in one day.

Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek Preparation

You must do some things to prepare for the Renjo La Pass trek. First, you have to train your body and mind seriously.

You must be strong and walk 6 to 9 hours daily. Your stamina, core strength, and leg muscles must be vital for this trek.

Before the Renjo La Pass trek begins, you must exercise and engage in activities like swimming, cycling, hiking, and jogging.

Make sure to have four to six weeks at minimum in hand to prepare. If you are an experienced active trekker, join this trek with us immediately.

Please check that all the trekking gear gets used to your boots and train your mind to adjust to the minimum facilities available on the trail.

Extra nights in Kathmandu before starting and at the end of the trek

One thing that makes our Renjo La pass trekking package unique is the two full days in Kathmandu before and after the trek ends. You'll get ample time to prepare for the journey and rest.

We have a guided sightseeing tour on one of the days. You do not need to rush and have plenty of time to do everything you want.Fitness for Renjo La Pass Trek

A moderate fitness level is required for the Renjo La Pass Trek, along with good health and daily trekking/hiking between 3 to 6 hours. You reach an altitude of 5300m above sea level.

If you have health concerns, please consult your healthcare provider before booking the Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek.

Best Time for the Renjo La Pass Trek

The best times to go on the Gokyo-Renjo La Pass Trek are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to December).

These are the most preferred times for the trek as the weather generally remains stable. Likewise, the clear sky and pleasant climate make the journey joyful and the view outstanding.

Furthermore, the Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek is doable in the winter (December to February) if you can bear the cold.

Accommodations on Renjo La Pass Trek

You stay overnights at the teahouse/lodge on the Gokyo-Renjo La Pass Trek. The lodges/teahouses have made trekking easier and more comfortable these days.

The old-style houses, small rooms, and common washrooms may sound uncomfortable. However, they are clean and comfortable enough for nights of Remote Mountain trekking.

Meals on Renjo La Pass Trek

The menu offers good variations at a lower elevation of the Renjo La Pass Trek. You can find Dishes like momo, noodles, pasta, pizza, sandwiches, and pastries. As the elevation increases, the menu becomes limited and expensive.

Travel insurance for the Renjo La Pass Trek

You need a travel insurance policy when you come to Nepal for the Gokyo Renjo La Pass adventure. The Renjo La Pass trek is a high-mountain trek, and there is always a risk of sickness or injury.

You may need to be rescued or evacuated. If that happens, you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in the evacuation or rescue. So, be sure that your insurance policy covers these expenses.

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