Renjo La Pass trekking is a challenging trekking, need a pretty good enough preparation and good warm enough clothes with good rated sleeping bag and good trekking boots for Renjo La Pass trekking.
Trekking to Everest Renjo La Pass goes through Thamo (3,700 m) and Thame (3,900 m) are Sherpa villages. Renjo La Pass trekking is about 2-4 hours northwest of the Everest National Park headquarters. About 50 households are located at the settlement. The two settlements fall on the way to Renjo La Pass is very popular visit among tourists. A little off the main trekking trail, Thamo and Thame offer untouched Sherpa culture where people have maintained the traditional way of life.
Renjo La Pass Trekking in Everest is recently opened trekking route offers a taste of the local culture through home-stay accommodation. Cultural groups perform shows for tourists on request. In addition, the jungle near the settlement harbor endangered wildlife species, like musk deer and pheasants. The mainstay of local economy here is tourism. We can make short and long trekking itinerary for Renjo La Pass trekking as per your demand. This trekking area has good Trekkers lodge (Teahouse) facilities managed by Local Everest National park hotels / lodge management committees and eco-aware local people except for 2 nights before Renjo La Pass and tented camping trip also can be organized. Lodge management committees make good camping site to camp. Check Trekking itinerary to Renjo La pass and for customized trekking itinerary, map and trekking equipment list, request to team of trekking guide and tour leader.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400 m)
Upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport you will be greeted by our airport representative who will escort you to your hotel. You can take time to rest and recover from your flight.
Day 2: Kathmandu tour and trek preparation
Guided tour of World Heritage sites in Kathmandu take you to visit Swoyambhunath stupa, Boudhanath stupa, Pashupatinath temple and Kathmandu durbar square while we complete your trek permits and other preparations. In the evening we will have a detailed trek briefing and meeting with your trek guide and helpers.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Phakding (2610m)
Early morning you will be picked up by your guide to go to the Kathmandu airport, from where we will take the flight to Lukla, which will take us about 30 minutes. At Lukla we will meet our porters and start your trek to Phakding, it takes 3 hours walking on villages and Mani stone trail cross over suspension bridge.
Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3420m)
Trek 6 hours following the valley of the Dudh Kosi River and enters the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park, which was established in 1976 to protect an 1148 sq km area surrounding Mt Everest. Beyond the national park entrance station, the trail makes a steep rocky descent and crosses the Dhud Kosi River on a 120m-long suspension bridge towards Jorsale (2830m). After crossing this river a few times while climbing our way up the valley we will reach Namche Bazaar (3420m). Namche Bazaar is the main trading centre in this region and features numerous shops, lodges and restaurants.
Day 5: Namche Bazaar/Acclimatization (3440m)
It is easy to get to high too fast and succumb to altitude sickness. Today we will do the hike to Thame and back. Thame lies at an elevation of 3750m, near the foot of a large valley west of Namche Bazaar. The route passes the settlements of Phurte (3390m), Thamo (3440m) and Somde (3580m) before arriving in the Sherpa village of Thami (3750m). We will have good views of the snow peaks of Teng Kangpoche (6500m) and Kwangde (6187m) to the south. After our lunch we will return to Namche Bazaar for the night.
Day 6: Namche Bazaar to Phortse Thanga (3500m)
The trek today climbs the hill to Khumjung and descends to the valley of Dudh Koshi. The route to Goyko turns north, climbing above the more frequented route to Tengboche and Everest base camp. It climbs gently to a ridge top at 3973m. From here we descend in steep switchbacks down a sandy slope to the Dudh Kosi River. After crossing this river on a suspension bridge we arrive in Phortse Thanga
Day 7: Phortse Thanga to Dole (4090m)
To help with acclimatization the time spend trekking today is short. The trail first climbs steeply out of the valley through rhododendron forests that give way to fragrant stands of juniper and large conifers. This part of the trek is especially beautiful in spring when the rhododendrons are blooming. We pass a herders’ hut at Tongba (3950m) and then climb gently to Dole. From here the views of Khumbila and Tawachee are tremendous throughout the day, and it is possible to climb a ridge behind Dole for an even broader view up and down the valley.
Day 8: Dole to Machhermo (4410m)
The trail starts today by climbing steeply through scrub junipers to a single lodge at Lhabarma (4330m). We pass the small settlement of Luza (4340m) and continue to climb along the side of the valley, high above the river to Machhermo. It was here that a yeti supposedly killed three yaks and attacked a Sherpa woman. This is the most credible yeti incident ever reported, so be watchful as we visit this region.
Day 9: Machhermo to Gokyo (4750m)
Beyond Machhermo the trail climbs a ridge for an excellent view both down the valley to Kantega and upwards to Cho Oyu. Beyond the ridge the valley widens as the trail reaches the small village of Pangka (4390m). After passing Pangka the trail drops briefly, then climbs to a large cave known as Nilibuk. After Nilibuk we climb steeply along a narrow, newly crafted staircase trail. At the top the trail crosses a simple wooden bridge to the first small lake, Longponga, at 4650m. The trail then becomes almost level as it follows the valley past a second lake, known as Taujun, at 4710m and finally up a boulder strewn path to Gokyo. Gokyo is a collection of stone houses and walled pastures on the shores of a large lake known as Dudh Pokhari (4 hrs).
Day 10: Excursion to Gokyo Ri (5460 m)
The views around Gokyo are tremendous. For the best views we will climb Gokyo Ri (5357m) today. From here we will have a panoramic view of Cho Oyu, Gyanchung Kang, Everest, Lothse, Makalu, Cholatse and Tawachee. After we enjoyed the view we will return to Gokyo village for the night.
Day 11: Gokyo lake to Lungding (7 hrs).
From Gokyo we cross the Renjo La pass and descend into the Nangamla valley and the small village of Lungdeng located (4600 meters). This is the longest and one of the most challenging days of the trek as we cross a variety of challenging terrain on steep slopes.
Day 12: Trek to Thame village (5-6 hours).
We turn south and down valley towards Lukla for our return to Kathmandu. But there are Sherpa villages to be explored as we descend the gorge. We will spend the night at the village of Thame with its spectacular monastery.
Day 13: Trek to Namche (3780m, 6 hours).
We return to civilization and no doubt there will be earnest celebration of a challenging but satisfying expedition, the likes of which has been enjoyed by very few people.
Day 14: Namche to Phaking
We continue our descent back to Lukla, passing through Monjo where we can visit the stunning Buddhist monastery in the village.
Day 15: Phakding to Lukla (4 hrs).
It is a fairly easy walk to Lukla that is mostly downhill along the Dudh Kosi River, with a final climb to Lukla. In Lukla we will have time to reconfirm our flight tickets for the next day and explore the town where we will spend the night.
Day 16: Lukla to Kathmandu
The 35 minute flight will leave early in the morning from Lukla and bring us back to Kathmandu. There should be plenty of time for any final shopping, sightseeing or just relaxing after your trek.
Day 18: Kathmandu Airport.
Transfer to airport for departure flight from Nepal to onward destination. The trek program is – because of weather or unforeseen events – subject to change.