Renjo-La Pass trekking is very special trekking because this trekking combines remoteness in north of Namche and Renjo-La Pass.
Trekking is a off the beaten track in the Everest Region to take you to a small pass at 5390 meters, where the views of the Everest Range are the best. The most wonderful experience would be to explore this area during the end of monsoon season when flowers pop out in Nangpala, giving the trekkers the illusion that they are walking on textured carpet. The strong fragrances of flowers refresh the mind and feel heavenly to camp there and have a very sweet sleep at night. The caravan-style business, its remoteness, the one of the biggest glaciers in the whole of the Khumbu region and spectacular views of Mt. Everest and Mt. Cho Oyo are the spectacular features in this trek. The newly opened Renjo-La Pass crossing from Thame to Gokyo is a breathtakingly beautiful walk with mountains surrounding us. The Renjo-La Pass and Gokyo Ri
Trek offers an alternative to the traditional Everest base camp trek. From Goyko Ri, more of Everest itself is visible than from Kala Pattar above Gorak Shep. The mountains are more spectacular, the Ngozumpa Glacier is the largest in the Nepal Himalaya and, from a ridge above Goyko, and four 8000-meter peaks (Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu) are visible. The view of the tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang (7922m) is one of the most dramatic panoramas in Khumbu. This trek is little less crowded then the base camp trek. It is less touristy area than the traditional route to Kalapathar and EBC. The day – hike to the Gokyo Ri – 5360m. During trek you to look down on the vast Ngozumpa Glacier and have the great panorama views of four of the world’s ten highest peaks Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Makalu. Our return route to Namche Bazaar will be via Renjo-La Pass, a fantastic high pass. This trek is considered as classic trek and suitable for average people. If you are moderately fit and have a sense of adventure you will enjoy this trek. The program is designed to acclimatize you gradually and not to experience high altitude sickness. However you are requested to check your altitude fitness and the itinerary.
Duration: 11-14 Day Trek
Access: One hour flight to Lukla
Starting Altitude: 2840m or 9370 feet
Peak Altitude: 5360m or 17,690 feet
Optional Dayhikes: Various options.
Itinerary in detail
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Day 1: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla 2840m & trek to Phakding 2610m/3-4 hours,
After 45 minutes fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and have a breakfast and then continue our short ascents and descents trail passing many Buddhist monuments during the trail and finally we reach in Phakding which takes about 3 hours. We have lunch there. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 2: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m/5-6 hours,
In the morning after breakfast we start from Lodge and we will reach in Monjo after 3 hours walk passing many suspension bridges with good view of Mt. Thamserku and you must entry our permit and have a lunch in Jorsalle. Then we start to climb steep up slowly passing high suspension bridge over the Dudh Kosi River till reaching Namche Bazar which takes about 2 and half hour. In the evening time we go to visit the monastery of Namche village. We have a superb view of Khongde Himal, Thamserku and Kangaru Himal. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 3: Acclimatization Day, Hike to Everest View hotel and down to Khumjung and Khunde village for visiting Monasteries:
In this day, we should hike to Everest view hotel for panoramic and spectacular view of mountains. It takes 2 hours to reach in there and after 1 hour enjoy with the superb view mountains then we climb down to Khumjung village for the visit monastery. It takes about 1 hour. We can see Skull of Yeti inside the Monastery. This is the biggest Sherpa village in Khumbu region. Again we continue our trek to Khunde village which takes about 1 hour. We have a lunch there and visit the old monastery and back to our campsite in Namche via Syangboche village. It takes about 1 and half hour. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 4: Trek from Namche to Thame 3800m/5-6 hours,
In the morning after breakfast, we continue our trek to Thamo passing the many Chhortens and Stupa during the trail which takes about 3 hours. We will make lunch break here. There is a monastery and we can visit monastery. After lunch, the trail continues gradually up until reaching Thame village. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 5: Acclimatization Day,
There is also beautiful monastery above the village. We follow the delightful trail high on the valley side and visit monastery. We also hike above the Gompa and return back to campsite. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 6: Trek from Thame to Marulung 4210m/4-5 hours,
In the morning after breakfast, we climb over the moraine and gentle stroll ascent following a route used for centuries by the traders who ferried salt and grains across the Nangpa-La into Tibet until reaching Marulung which takes about 4 hours. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 7: Trek from Marulung to Yak Kharka 4672m/3-4 hours,
In this day, we start our high altitude trek through a stunning landscape on an old trade route to Tibet while and skip the trade route to Tibet. Then, we follow the right hand trail to ascent a stone staircase passing the small serene lake until reaching Yak Kharka which takes about 3 hours. We will have a lunch and stay overnight at lodge.
Day 8: Trek from yak Kharka to Gokyo 4790m/7-8 hours, via Renjo-La 5360m,
A long day starts early in the morning. The trail ascends until reaching Renjo-La from where an eye-popping vista awaits. We will see the rooftops of Gokyo glinting distantly on the shore of the lake beneath the grey smear of the Ngozummpa Glacier, and the sawtooth peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse and Tawache which takes about 4 hours. Then we descend downhill till Gokyo. It takes about 3 hours. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 9: Trek from Gokyo to Gokyo-Ri 5360m to Dole 4120m/4-5 hours,
Early in the morning you hike to Gokyo-Ri 5360m. The trail steep ascends until reaching Gokyo-Ri which takes about 2 and half hour. This is another super view point after Kala Pathar. You have an excellent view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, Pumori, Amadablam and other peaks. You have also unobstructed view of Sunrise and sunset. After that you steep climb down to hotel. It takes about 1 and half hour and you have breakfast. Then you continue descents upstream of Dudh Kosi River till Machhermo which takes about 2 hours. You have lunch break here. After lunch, then the trail again descends until to reaching Dole. It takes about 2 and half hour. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 10: Trek from Dole to Namche 3440m/5-6 hours,
In the morning after breakfast, you walk descending till Phortse Thanga and it takes about 1 and half hour. Then the trail steep ascends until reaching Mongla which takes about 1and half hour. Then you continue your trek keep gently descending till Kyangjuma. It takes about 1 and half hour. You have lunch here. After lunch, you continue passing the Stupa until Namche Bazaar which takes about 1 and half hour. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 11: Trek from Namche to Lukla 2840m/6-7 hours,
In the morning, you leave the Namche Bazar and trail descents through pine trees and cross the high suspension bridge over the Dudh Kosi River. Then your trail continues River side and you arrive in Jorsalle and it takes about 2 and half hours. You continue again your trek until to reach Phakding with crossing several bridges about 1 and half hours walk. You have your lunch there. After lunch your trail continues until Lukla with passing up and down which takes about 2 hours. Stay overnight at lodge.