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Everest Renjo Walking holidays 20 Days

Renjo La Pass Trek is one of the prominent and challenging treks in the Everest Region since it offers a thrilling experience to the trekkers along with a spectacular mountain view. We can also have a panoramic view of Khumbu Himal and challenging Renjo La Pass and travel around the Tibetan valley from Thame side. The main attractions of the trek in the area include incredible Gokyo Ri and a traverse of Renjo La Pass. The distant view of the Bhote Koshi River and the Gokyo valley is quite fascinating.
The highland dwellers’, the Sherpas’ hospitality is the one that we can experience during the trek. The Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition leader will interpret the way of their life in the highlands. We climb through the rhododendron and conifer forest to the yak herders’ settlements nearby sacred lakes of Gokyo and Gokyo Ri (5350 m) to relish the majestic views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, and many more shining in the horizon. A cross onto the Renjo La to the vivid and lonely Bhote Koshi valley put us on the historical trade route between Nepal and Tibet. Even these days we can meet Tibetan traders while retracing our way back to Namche via the historical Himalayan settlement of Thame. They come to Namche Bazaar to make their business especially on the weekend market days.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu(1337m)
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu(1337m)
Day 03:Kathmandu-Lukla (flight) 2840m – Phakding (2610m) 2-3 hours
Day 04: Phakding – Namche (3440m) 4-5 hours
Day 05: Namche Rest/ Acclimatization (3440m)   Hiking Everest view hotel or khumjung village.
Day 06: Namche – Thame (3800m) 3-4 hours
Day 07: Thame to Lumde (4380m) 3-4 hours
Day 08: Lumde to Yak Kharka Camp (4970m) 3-4 hours
Day 09: Yak Kharka to Renjo La Pass (5360m) and Gokyo (4790m)  4-5 hours
Day 10: Gokyo Lake side Rest or hiking to Gokyo Ri (5360m)
Day 11: Gokyo to Thangnak (4700m) 3-4 hours
Day 12: Thangnak to Dzongla (4830m)  5-6 hours
Day 13: Dzongla to Gorak shep (5140m)4-5 hours
Day 14: Gorak Shep – Kala Patthar (5550m)- Pheriche (4240 m) 6-7 hours
Day 15: Pheriche to Sanasa (3,600m) 6-7 hours
Day 16: Sanasa- Namche Bazar – Phakding (2610m) 5-6 hours
Day 17: Phakding  to Lukla (2840m) 2-3 hours
Day 18: Lukla – Kathmandu  (2840m)  flight  35 minutes to Kathmandu
Day 19: Rest/Shopping in Kathmandu (1337m) Bhaktapur  Sightseeing 3-4 hours
Day 20 :Departure from Kathmandu(1337m)

Important Information:

Our Guest’s security is of dominant concern while traveling with Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition. Make sure that the trekking leader has the authority to adjust or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is found necessary due to unfavorable circumstances that may occur during the trek. However, the effort will be made to keep to the above planned itinerary. Unfavorable weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can force to bring the changes in the itinerary. The leader will try his/her best to ensure that the trip goes smoothly according to the plan, but please be ready to be flexible if necessary.

 

 

 

 

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu(1337m)

You are welcomed to Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal renowned for historical monuments, Hindu Temples, and Buddhist Stupas/Monasteries. We meet our guests at the Tribhuvan International Airport. A representative will be waiting with a Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition placard with our guests’ names displayed. After dropping luggage at the hotel, guests are taken for a short sightseeing tour. In the evening, guests are invited to a Welcome Dinner at a Nepali restaurant.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu(1337m)

A local guide will be available. According to your wishes, the guide will escort you for sightseeing. Sightseeing may include the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupati,  Boudhanath, Patan Durbar Square, and the Swoyambhunath areas.  Starting after breakfast, usually at 9.00am, the exploration of Kathmandu Valley can continue until 5.00pm. Lunch and dinner, you will be responsible for.

Day 03:Kathmandu-Lukla (flight) 2840m – Phakding (2610m) 2-3 hours

We are going to have exciting and adventurous flight from Kathmandu to Lukla today. We can compare this flight with the Moutain Flight. The flight is supposed to be exciting due to the climatic conditions; especially visibility and wind that affect our flight most may cause to delay.  In a little turboprop with the capacity of about 14 passengers, we fly in the altitude up to 3500 meters to Lukla. If the day is clear we are lucky to view in the north the ranges of snow peaks of the huge mountains bordering with Tibet. And to the south we can view the beautiful small villages and terraces of the fertile lands. After landing in Lukla, we walk downhill upto Chheplung then we walk uphill along the Dudhkoshi River to Phakding. Wooden and suspension bridges in the several points welcome us to cross the river. We stay in Phakding tonight. From today onwards, after the dinner or before we go to bed, the Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition trekking guide will take report and give briefing in every evening about the trek that we are going to make next day.

Day 04: Phakding – Namche (3440m) 4-5 hours

The path goes uphill and downhill to Namche Bazar. We reach Monjo, a village which is the entrance of the Sagarmatha National Park too. This point is very popular place so the trekkers don’t miss the chance to take some pictures over here. This is the point where our permit and TIMS cards are checked. Then we walk downhill to Dudh Khosi. We walk along the Dudh Koshi crossing wooden and suspension bridges in several points.  After we cross Larja Bridge over Dudh Koshi River, we can view the panoramic glance of Mt. Everest in about one and half an hour’s walk. We head to Namche Bazar, the very famous village in the Everest Region. We can hire horse if wish/need in this point. We have a camp here.

Day 05: Namche Rest/ Acclimatization (3440m)   Hiking Everest view hotel or khumjung village.

 Since we are in the Everest Region Trek, we can view the Mt Everest almost from everywhere. We rest in Namche Bazaar today especially for the acclimatization. The tribes living in Namche Bazzar are the Sherpas in majority. We can experience somehow the life style of Sherpas who has close culture with the Tibetan. We can visit to the museum about the Himalayan people. This is the place with army camp, health post, school, police check post, bakeries, internet cafes, disco theque,  bars, snooker, pool, foreign money exchanger etc. We can have a taste of local wine, alcohol, food etc. Number of shops and lodges welcome the tourists over here. Many trekkers stay here at least one or for several days for acclimatization. Especially the Friday and Saturday markets are very famous here.  People from far and near come to make their business. Various things (local and imported) are displayed for sale. Especially people from Khumbu area (upper Namche Bazzar) come for shopping here on those market days.

Day 06: Namche – Thame (3800m) 3-4 hours

Today we will have a pleasant walk to Thame through some pine forests and beautiful views of the peaks poking out from the clouds above. Thame is slightly off the main trail to Everest Base camp. Thame is about 1,000ft higher than Namche at 12,300ft which is great to spend another night at that altitude to help our bodies acclimatize.

This particular hike is a really beautiful one taking in the valley north-west of Namche through a few smaller dwellings and pine forests. There are some impressive mani-walls and scripted paintings on the cliff along the way. The hike into and upwards towards the Thame is again really rewarding with parts of the river frozen below and the mountains that engulf the village covered in snow. We cross through a gate and before long we are in Thame.

We can visit the monastery that is overlooking the village of Thame.  From here we enjoy vistas looking back to the vast mountain ranges ahead of us. The trail of Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha trek meets here in Thame. Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition trekking guide will take us to the Gompa for our visit.

 Day 07: Thame to Lumde (4380m) 3-4 hours

From Thame, the path mostly goes uphill and passes through many small and beautiful Sherpa villages. On the way, we can observe varieties of plants and animals, Sherpa culture and tradition, gompas and stupas, mani walls and paryers flags. We might come across Tibetan Yak Caravans trading to and forth Namche to Tibet. We spend the night at Lumde.

Day 08: Lumde to Yak Kharka Camp (4970m) 3-4 hours

The path from Lumde crosses a chorten on top of a ridge before it ascends and descends. On the way we will pass through some villages and walk through rhododendron forest before reaching the Yak Kharka Camp even today.  The camp is situated below the Renjo La at an altitude of about 4950m.we spend the night at Yak Kharka Camp, the camp in the yak pasture.

Day 09: Yak Kharka to Renjo La Pass (5360m) and Gokyo (4790m)  4-5 hours

Today we walk from Yak Kharka to Renjo Pass (5360m) and then to Gokyo (4790m). We will continue walking through a slippery trail up to the Renjo Pass which offers fantastic panoramic views of the surroundings with mountains showing off its graceful snow-clad peaks in all its glory. With Everest standing tall and mighty before us, we will be stunned form the full scale of nature’s beauty. This section offers stunning views of valleys including, Kalapather and famous monastery Tangboche. We will then proceed past the milky blue Gokyo lakes before reaching Gokyo. At night our accommodation will be in a lodge.

Day 10: Gokyo Lake side Rest or hiking to Gokyo Ri (5360m)

Today we have a rest here and explore the lakes around. If we wish Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition leadr will manage to lead us to the top of Gokyo Ri, which is a small hill almost with the same altitude of Renjo La pass. We start walking early in the morning to have stunning views of the upper Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas like- Everest standing tall and mighty amidst Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu (8463m), Cho-Oyu (8201m) and Gychung Kang (7922m) and many more. This will be one of the highlights of the trek and offers an outstanding classic point of Nepal Himalayan. After the incredible experience we will be return to Gokyo. The accommodation will be in the same lodge that we spend the night day before.

Day 11: Gokyo to Thangnak (4700m) 3-4 hours

We walk down to the Gokyo Lake below Gokyo and then cross the glacier. We walk through Yak pastures at Chhugyuma, on the eastern edge of the glacier and ascend slightly a deserted valley below the southern part of Cho-la until we reach Thangnak. On the way, we will not only be able to see the highest mountains, deepest Gorges, and beautiful landscape but also we can enjoy the festivals and culture of Buddhist ethnic groups and experience their way of living. The region is also the home of the Sherpas and a garden of Tibetan Buddhists with their many fascinating monasteries.

Day 12: Thangnak to Dzongla (4830m)  5-6 hours

 

The path leads us along the glaciers through yak pastures, rocky and barren fields; desert like areas today. The path in some places lies in the rock falling area and is quite steep and slippery too but we slowly climb to the summit of the South Cho-La Pass (5330m) which is known as (Chhugyuma La). The view of Amadablam and Cholatse is panoramic from the pass. We can see a flat glacier plateau with magnificent views to east and west.  We will descend the snow -covered glacier and into Dzongla. In some part of the route we may have to face crevasses. So the climbing rope and crampon are recommended. We spend the night in a lodge in Dzongla.

Day 13: Dzongla to Gorak shep (5140m)4-5 hours

 

After having lunch at Dzongla, we will start off our trek to Gorak shep. The trail from Dzongla rise and fall gently above the blue Tsola Lake and passes along the beautiful summit of Cholatse and Taboche and the small Chola Glacier. The trail contours a hill and ultimately descends into the valley and reaches the Sherpa settlement of Lobuche. As we proceed onwards, we will reach Gorak Shep. If time permits, we go to explore the Khumbu valley and give the glacier walk a try. We spend the night in Gorak Shep.
Day 14: Gorak Shep – Kala Patthar (5550m)- Pheriche (4240 m) 6-7 hours

Today is the day we walk to the highest point of our trip. We begin early in the morning to catch the spectacular views from Kala Patthar and witness the first light of day touch the peaks of the highest mountains, particularly, Mt. Everest. However, we need to be prepared for an early morning departure is spite of severe cold weather. Further, there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself. While climbing to Kala Patthar, we can have a break to catch breath at several outstanding view points from where we can snap great pictures. After several hours of ascent, we reach Kala Patthar. From kala Patthar, we rush up to the top of a rocky outcrop marked by cairns and prayer flags. Mind-blowing Himalayan panorama unfolds before our eyes as they wander from one mighty massif to another. On being back to Gorak Shep, we have breakfast and trek to Pheriche. In the beginning we walk the same path back upto Thukla that we walked previously. Then from Thukla we go downhill to Pheriche crossing Phulaji Kala. At Pheriche there is a clinic run by Tokyo Medical University. Telephone and internet service is available.

Day 15: Pheriche to Sanasa (3,600m) 6-7 hours

Just after start of our trek we walk through the path in a big plain area. We cross  a stream that emerges from the Chola Glacier and Khumba Glacier and named as Khumbu Khola (stream). Following the main Everest trail down the beautifully scenic valley, we pass through the villages of Orsho, Somare and reach Pangboche. We cross the bridge over Imja Khola and walk down to Deboche village and climb for an hour to Tengboche . We spend a short time at Tengboche monastery; observe its many prayer wheels. From Tengboche, a steep down to the first bridge over Dudh Koshi on our return trip at PhurkeTenga. Further, we pass the village of Tashinga and reach Sanasa. We spend the night at Sanasa.

Day 16: Sanasa- Namche Bazar – Phakding (2610m) 5-6 hours

The path to Namche Bazar goes flat in the beginning then hangs to the steep slope winding through several bends. We cross Kyangjuma on the way. We have enough time in Namche to shop and relax in a bakery that serves coffee and cakes, and provides Internet access. A steep descent from Namche Hill leads to the suspension bridge crossing the Dudh Kosi River near the confluence of the Dhudh Koshi and the Bhote Koshi Rivers. We lookout for wildlife such as mountain goats, snow leopards,and colourful pheasants while passing through the forest by the trail. We cross the Dudh Koshi River twice at separate locations before reaching Monjo. We are out of the Sagarmatha National Park  at Jorsalle with security check post. After exiting from its official entrance near Monjo and finally reach Phakding Village.Phakding  is a quieter place to stay than Namche where we stay overnight today and we will have a less strenuous walk back to Lukla tomorrow.

Day 17: Phakding  to Lukla (2840m) 2-3 hours

We walk downhill to Dudhkoshi River in the beginning then the path goes along the river almost for the whole trek today. We cross several wooden bridges over the small streams that finally go to Dudh Koshi. We cross Dudh Koshi River in every now and then through the suspension bridge. On the way we meet several mani walls, prayer wheels, prayer flags and stupas since we are trekking in the Buddhist area. From the place called Thado Koshigaon we can have the beautiful view of the peak called Kusum Khangkaru (6367m). Now, from Chauri Kharka the path goes uphill to Lukla. Since Lukla is a small city in the mountain region there is facility of bank too. A small hydro power station supplies electricity for the whole city here. Telephone, mobile and internet services are available here. Also bakery and café are here to enjoy western meals. Since our trekking is over today, we can have a party here. Every Thursday the local people around Lukla gather here for weekly fair for their marketing/business and get together.

Day 18: Lukla – Kathmandu  (2840m)  flight  35 minutes to Kathmandu

Today we wait for the plane to fly Kathmandu. Who knows, we will come back to this region again or not in our life. So we may have look around for the last view of the Everest region. The flight depends on the weather condition. Flight delay or cancellation for the day is common phenomenon in this region. So, we may have to pay extra charge US $ 250-350 for the plane charter so that we will not miss our flight to our home country from Kathmandu.

Day 19: Rest/Shopping in Kathmandu (1337m) Bhaktapur  Sightseeing 3-4 hours

This day is free too. If you wish, a sightseeing trip to the ancient temple/king’s seat of the world heritage site of incredible Bhaktapur can be arranged.  The tour lasts 4 hours, and will cost an additional upcharge. In the evening, a Farewell Dinner is given by Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition.

Day 20 :Departure from Kathmandu(1337m)

A Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition staff representative will take our valuable guests to the airport (3 hours prior to your flight) and bid goodbye. It will be not only goodbye, but also the welcome for next visit to Nepal.