Renjo la pass trek
Renjo la pass trek is an adventure trek route located at an altitude of 5,415m taking the tourists to the high mountain glacial lakes of Everest. There are several glacial lakes collectively known as Gokyo Lakes. Renjo la pass hikes is challenging and most demanding trek routes of Everest in terms of Himalayan scenery.
As from Renjo la summit, you can see Mount Makalu, Mount Lhotse, Mount Cho-Oyu and Mount Everest including several other snow-capped mountains located in a single line just in front of your eyes. Furthermore, Renjo la goes through delightful valleys, crystal clear blue and green pristine lakes, world’s biggest ice glacier called Ngozumpa glacier dominated by nearest mountains of Everest Himalaya range.
Holy pond Gokyo Lakes are worshiping by Hindu and Buddhists. Gokyo region and gokyo lakes are pilgrimage destination of Mountain sherpas with antique establishments of centuries years old. Renjo la pass trek can be done in any time (except winter) throughout the year.
Why people choose Renjo la pass trek?
Renjo la pass trek is perhaps most dramatic and picturesque scenery in the Nepalese Himalaya. You will have face to face the view of Mount Everest 8,8,48m / 28,933 ft. It is the most popular footsteps of great mountaineers Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. Renjo la pass trek goes through forests, hills and quaint villages.
In addition, Renjola hiking pass through intriguing tiny Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries. The trail offers comfortable accommodation run by local inhabitants. Renjo la pass trek includes all meals, road-head transport, services of English speaking local trekking guide and porters to carry the luggage. You will only need to carry a day-pack and you can walk at your own pace.
Renjo la pass trek highlights and Himalayan Sights
Abundant flora and fauna, Sagarmatha national park Museum in Namche Bazaar. Moreover, Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries, the broad summit renjo la, Amazing Mountain view of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Majestic Thamserku …etc.
Renjo la pass trek grades
Renjo la pass trek is suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. It does not require any previous trekking experience. If you are healthy and can walk about 5 hours daily, you can complete this trip. However, daily jogging or walking exercise is useful before you depart. Our program always includes rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. Along the routes, you can walk at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.
Renjo la pass trek covers
Lukla – Namche Bazzar – Syangeboche Hill – Tengboche monastery – Kalapatthar & ebc.
Best season to explore Renjo la pass trek
February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November and December.
Renjo la pass trek express outline itinerary
01 Day : Arrival in Kathmandu
02 Day : World heritage sites seeing. Trek preparation.
03 Day : Fly to Lukla (2886m/9,437 feet). Trek to Bengkar (2698m /8,822 feet.), 5 hours
04 Day : Trek to Sherpa Downtown (3440m/11,249 feet.), 6 hours
05 Day : Thame village (3820 m/ 12,491 feet), 4 hrs
06 Day : Thame to Lungdeng (4500m), 5 hrs
07 Day : Renjola Pass (5415m). Descend to Gokyo Lake (4790m), 6 hrs
08 Day : Discover gokyo glacier lakes
09 Day : Hike to Gokyo Ri (5483m). Descend to Machhermo, 6 hrs
10 Day : Descend to Namche Bazaar (3440 m/12,249 feet), 7:30 hours
11 Day : Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m/9,337 feet.), 8 hours
12 Day : Mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
13 Day : Final departure from Kathmandu.
Renjo la pass trek detail itinerary
Our Renjola pass trekking, 13-day itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the Gokyo lakes. The particular route is designed for world travelers to hike up to renjo la summit of the spectacular mountain but is restricted time-wise. For travelers who wish to reach renjo la in a more relaxed manner can try this itinerary however if this itinerary is not fit you than send us an inquiry for tailor-made itinerary.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu valley
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan. Our representative will give you brief information about Renjo la pass trek.
Day 02: World heritage site of Kathmandu valley sightseeing.
After breakfast the day will start to our guided trip to cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley; including visits to the pilgrimage sites of Hindus Pashupatinath temple, the world biggest Bouddhanath Stupa, visit Swoyambhunath Stupa also known as monkey temple and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with Hindu shrines, unique architectures and Kumari (living goddess) in central Kathmandu. Evening pre-trip discussion and introduce with our fellow trekking staff for your adventure trip.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2886m/9,437 ft). Trek to Bengkar (2698m /8,822 ft.), 5 hours
We take an early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, upon arrival at Lukla, we would be refreshed in one of the hotels and then start our trek to Phakding (2640 m). We trek following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi. During the journey, we pass several Sherpa villages such as Ghat, Phakding, Tok Tok and finally we reach Bengkar village.
Day 04: Trek to Sherpa downtown (3440m/11,249 ft.), 6 hours
The trail climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. We continue along the trail with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny village Monjo. We then come to the Sagarmatha National Park office where a park entrance fee is to pay. We follow a short walk along the riverbed of this valley where the major river meets each other.
Crossing over the Hillary bridge, the trek begins steep ascent to Namche Bazar. On the way, we would have excellent views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.). Surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, Namche Bazar (3440m) is a central hub of the area for food, trekking gears and other necessary goods.
Day 05: Trek to Thame village (3820 m/ 12,491 ft), 4 hrs
Today, we trek easy hiking to get Thame village. Thame is the end valley of Khumbu Valley and the iconic value of Thame is its terrain the people which are untouched by the effects of modern civilization. During the working, we will pass a large array of prayer flags, Chorten and the carved mani stones.
Day 06: Thame to Lungdeng (4500m), 5 hrs
Today, we will walk about 5:30 hrs to Lungden, mostly uphill, the trails pass by many old, walled Sherpa villages. During the walking, you can observe varieties of plants and animals with unique Sherpa culture. We can probably also share the trail with Tibetan Yak Canavans, a trading route to and from Namche to Tibet with the villagers. We will stay in the available guesthouse at Lungden.
Day 07: Renjola Pass (5415m). Descend to Gokyo Lake (4790m), 6 hrs
Trek to Renjola pass often follow steeply ups and down with sandy ridge. We cross the frozen stream and walking through dramatic rock, we will pass several yak kharkas and twin Renjo Lakes, the view from the top is incredible, you can have to study view of 7000 to 8000 meters peaks all around including Kalapathar, Tengboche Monastery, Chola glaciers and many more. Overnight stay at Gokyo.
Day 08: Discover gokyo glacier lakes
The excursion to the Gokyo peak usually starts early in the morning. The climb is quite steep first 30 minutes, it takes an hour to reach the top with its traditional prayer flags. From where you will have a magnificent view of highest peaks, from the west to east are Cho you (8,153m), Gyachung Kang (7,922m), Everest ( 8848m), Lhotse (8,501m) and further way Makalu, On the way to descent you can enjoy, superb view of Gokyo Lake.
Day 09: Hike to Gokyo Ri (5483m). Descend down to Machhermo, 6 hrs
Gokyo Ri looms above the village on the northern edge of the lake and we leave camp just after first light, following a steep path up the hillside. As we climb, the summits of Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu slowly come into sight and the view from the summit of Gokyo Ri itself, is one of the finest to be had in the Everest region – some say it is even better than that from Kala Patthar, return to Gokyo. After lunch, we have short trekking to the village of Machhermo.
Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m.), 5 hours
The trail gently descends to Dole and then starts descending steeply to Photse Tenga (3650m.) passing through rhododendron forests. Then the path immediately ascends steeply to Mongla Danda (4000m.) and gently descends up to Kyanjoma (3500m.) following small ups and down to Namche Bazaar.
Day 11: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m/9,337 ft.), 8 hours
We trek to Lukla with the same trail as we use on ascend. It is the last day of our trekking. Upon arrival at Lukla, we would get refreshed and take rest.
Day 12: Mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, we would be received by our representatives and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, go shopping or request us to discover Kathmandu as a guided trip on an additional cost.
Day 13: Final departure day
Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.
How much does Renjo la pass trek cost?
About Renjo la pass trek including Thame valley combine with Gokyo lakes trek price will vary according to group size. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and Tourist standard accommodation with the attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places.
AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
Renjola pass trek cost include:
- Kathmandu international airport picks up on your arrival in TIA by private vehicles.
- 3 nights Twin sharing home stay / hotel accommodation in Kathmandu valley
- Government license holder – Professional license holder Mountain Trekking Guide
- Domestic flight tickets Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round trip with applicable domestic airport taxes
- All land transfer by Private vehicle according to programs.
- 3 meals each day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trekking days
- Guest House accommodation during the trekking
- Required number of porters during the trek.(one porter = two guest basis) because our porter can carry maximum 25 kg of your bag pack.
- All land transfer by Private vehicle according to programs.
- Well paid salary, food, accommodation and insurances of Nepalese staffs.
- Sagarmatha National Park entrance permits and TIMS permits fees.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
- A special gift from our company.
Renjola pass trek cost exclude :
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
- Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize private Renjo la pass trek or trek to renjo la pass including Nangpa la and gokyo valley starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Freequently Asked Questions
Question: Is pick up service available in my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flight details then you should do a request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need experience for Renjo la pass trek?
Answer: Renjo la pass trek is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a lightweight day pack. For this trekking – yes, you need to have experience in high altitude – somehow about 3000M above sea level.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Renjo la pass trek?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with a comfortable mattress and blankets. However we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.
Question: What kind of food can I expect in express Renjo la pass trek?
Answer: All the guest houses/lodges in the trekking they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.
Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along Renjo la pass trek?
Answer: Guest house trekking all the lodges they have a shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take a bucket shower.
Question: How do I get drinking water on Renjo la pass trek?
Answer: During Renjo la pass trek route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in the campsite/along the way in the camping trekking.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
Answer: During the Renjo la pass trek, there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your own adapters!
Question: Is there any communication facilities on express Renjo la pass trek?
Answer: Renjo la pass trek route you can get telephone services as well as internet services.
Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city tours/city areas.
Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20 % advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Kathmandu.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on Renjo la pass trek?
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, our every porter carry a maximum of 25 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.
Question: How much distance do I walk each day?
Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.
Question: Do I need walking polls for Renjola pass trekking?
Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on trek.
Renjo la pass trek note:
The above itineraries are subject to change due to a condition beyond our control. This is a Guide line showing tentative camp night stops. The physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.
“What makes Renjo la pass trek special?”
Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others.