Everest Renjo Pass Trek & EBC Trek

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Trip Overview


Everest Renjo-La pass trek is one of the most best trekking route for both of them. It already have been even Everest base camp and otheres who have not done.., This trek is leads the High pass Renjo-La . ., ) which is the between after the further up The Thame on way to Tibet Boarder Nag pa-la and Gokyo valley. This trek is ideal for those people who like to do trek go through high pass but not difficult one.

Till Namche as following classic route and after that you have to heading to Thame .., a which is beautiful village and the homeland of the famous Mt. Everest Submitter Appa Sherpa. Thame have a one of very oldest Monastery. Whole in Khumbu Region, which is very worth to visit on your trekking way. One day you could do hike up on way to the Tashi Leptsa. Pass and can back to Thame, from thame you could see nice view of other peaks.. as well as Cho Oyu, Next day could do over Night at Arya, after arrive there it is ideal to make acclimatization time one or two days for acclimatization., and these free day even you can use hike ..around , where very nice point for hiking.

Renjo-La Pass Trek: A Glimpse into Sherpa and Tibetan Nomad Lifestyles amidst Majestic Views

On a trekking way from Namche tto Thame / Arya.. you can have best opportunity to see sherpla life style.., and other thing is you could get opportunity to see Tibeten Nomads .., with their heavily loaded Yak Carevan.., After the one or two days Acclimatization.., you can start to crossing the Renjo -La which is little bit adventurous.., if not snow then it is not that much danger .. if the Much snow .. then it of course gives challenges.., some time it is not crossable without fixing rope..,, and crampon. So it is advisable to be equipped with minor climbing equipment.., such as some ropes, Crampons and Ice axe . The views from the Renjo-La is splendid.., Far down you cold see the Gokyo-valley with Gokyo lake - blue Torquise colour.. and around the some Lodges.., that looks like the painted by fine artist a beautiful magic art. If the weather is good.., You can have opportunity to see the close panoramic view… mt. Everest range ..very perfect., more Nice like from Gokyo and better then from Kalapattar. In summury .. the Renjo -La pass trek is one of best route in Khumbu trek Region.

Trip Highlights

  • Exploration of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.
  • One of the world’s highest-altitude airport
  • Most Dangerous Airport of Nepal: Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla
  • Thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (the starting point) with dramatic aerial views of the Himalayas
  • Sagarmatha National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Cross suspension bridges and beautiful small villages
  • Hidden Gokyo valley and Gokyo Lake
  • Less crowded, adventurous trek route to the stunning Gokyo Valley
  • Flight from the heart of Nepal, Kathmandu, which is the most urbanized place in the country, to one of the most rural parts of the country, Lukla.
  • Everest Base Camp (5,364m) and fantastic views from EBC
  • Amazing views from Gokyo Ri ((5,360m)
  • High-altitude flora, fauna, and climate
  • Trekking to some of the major trekking locations in Nepal.
  • Namche Bazaar, also known as the gateway to Everest, and a trading hub
  • Edmund Hillary funded school and hospital
  • Prayer wheels, mani stones, colorful flags, thrilling high-suspension bridges
  • Impressive view of Khumbu Ice Fall
  • World Highest Glacier in Nepal : Khumbu Glacier
  • Visit a monastery with the most significance.
  • Acclimatization at some of the most popular, culturally reflecting, and beautiful locations in the Khumbu region.
  • Everest Base Camp trek through several other trekking locations in the Khumbu region.
  • Kala Pathhar exploration.
  • Adventure of a lifetime experience crossing high and scenic Renjo-la pass.
  • Visit Thame monastery.
  • Come close to the Sherpa culture, traditions, religion, and lifestyle in the Himalayan region.
  • Get a 360 view of mountains like Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Island Peak, and more.
  • Experience the beauty of the natural aspects in the Khumbu region.
  • Find spiritual excellence during visits to holy monasteries in the place.
  • Learn about the history of the places in the Khumbu region, along with the significance of many aspects inside these places.


Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1400m) and Transfer to hotel.

After your arrival in the Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu, Friendship World Treks Team representative will be waiting for you with a Nepalese style greeting and pick you from there and drop you to your hotel in Thamel. You can take rest for a while enjoying the outside environment and explore the place where you are. You will stay in the Hotel at Kathmandu Thamel.

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trek preparation day

After breakfast, we will enjoy the full day sightseeing tour around the Kathmandu valley. we can enjoy the visit to the many historical and cultural sites listed in the UNESCO world heritage sites including the famous Hindu temple Pashupatinath temple, Krishna Mandir of Patan, Buddhist stupa Swyambhunath, Boudhnath and city old palace complex Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square which makes us feel calm and peace. Then on the way to our hotel, we can explore the local area, lifestyle. We can also explore and enjoy shopping in the Thamel tourist area. Later in the afternoon there will be a pre-trip meeting with your trekking guide in your hotel. Our office representative will brief you regarding the trek as well as provide you the opportunity to ask any questions of the upcoming trip.

We will stay in a hotel at Thamel Kathmandu.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu (1400m) to Lukla (2,800m) (35 minutes Flight) and Trek to Phakding (2,640m) (3-4 hours Trek)

Today is trip begging day; our Guide will come early in the morning to your hotel according to flight schedule. All the flights to Lukla operated in the morning due to favorable weather. We meet other crew at Lukla after a 35 minutes scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, then make final preparations 3 to 4 hours trek to the Phakding. From Lukla, the trail drops down through the forest above the Chaurikharka Village and walks towards the Ghat (2,530m) and further to the Phakding (2,640m) with several Buddhist rock paintings, Mane wall, and Chorten. Mostly, the trail goes along the bank of the Dudhkoshi River. Rest of the day you may wonder about Sherpa Village Phakding or hike up to the Monastery. Stay overnight at the tea house at Phakding.

Note: During the trekking peak season, there is no available direct flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back to Kathmandu due to the air traffic. Alternatively, you need to fly from Ramechhap to Lukla after a 132 km 4 to 5 hours drive.

Day 04: Trek from Phakding (2640m) to Namche Bazaar (3,430m) (5-6 hours Trek)

After having breakfast at Phakding, the trail goes along the Dudh Koshi River banks and arrives in Tok Tok and Banker after 2 hours walk. On the way, you have excellent views of Thamserku Peak, and Kusum Kanguru soars in the sky. After crossing the bridge the trail ascends to the small village Chomoa, with an agricultural project farm. The trail ascending continues to Monjo (2,840m), where one can see the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park Area (1,148 sq km, established in 1976). Now the trail goes down through the jungle before crossing the bridge at Jorsale (2,830m) and further one more bridge cross, you will get last fifth bridge on the confluence of Dudhkoshi and Bhotekoshi River, high above the water surface. Now, you climb to the Namche bazaar with the winding trail, in 45 minutes. Mountain Views like Mt. Everest (8,848m) and Nuptse (7,879m) can be seen first time on the trek. Then, the trail goes through the forest to the Mislung and in five minutes’ walk bring you the gate of will get of Namche Bazaar. If you are on Saturday, there is a weekly market every Saturday in Namche.

We are staying overnight in Namche Bazaar enjoying towering mountains and Sherpa heritage.

Day 05: Rest and Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar (3430m) and Visit Everest View Hotel (3,880m) & Khumjung Village (2-3 Hours. Hike)

Today is explored and rest day for the acclimatization before heading to Renjo La Pass. After having a late breakfast, we begin our day hike around Namche Bazaar and to the Khumjung Village through the Syangboche Airport and Everest View Hotel (3,880m). While ascending the ridge above the Namche Bazaar to the Khumjung taking 2 to 3 hours with excellent mountain views such as Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Kangtegha, Thamserku, Kusum Khanguru, Khongde, and Khumbi Yu La, etc. Then, the trail descends through the pine forest to the green rooftop houses beautiful Khumjung Village, for the view of the spectacular mountains, unique Sherpa culture, their live hood. Likewise, can be seen Hillary School, an ancient Monastery with a mysterious creature in the planet Yeti’s skull, and Khunde Hospital, and then return back to Namche through the Sir Edmund Hillary’s memorial Chhorten and yak farm. If would you like to explore more around, then you may visit the Sherpa Mountaineering Museum, Sagarmatha National Park Head Quarter (opens 10 to 4 PM every day except Saturday and public holiday) or hang around the Sherpa downtown.

Stay overnight at Tea House.

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar (3430m) to Thame (3800m) (4-5 hours Trek)

Today you are leaving Namche Bazaar and heading up the Thame Valley taking 4 to 5 hours. The Thame Valley is off route for most trekking groups and you are likely to find the paths relatively quiet. The trail from Namche leads west from the Gumba to around a ridge with the helipad in about 15 minutes and goes through the forest, and within 30 minutes, the descending trail from Syangboche ties in from above. Reach a large Stupa at Furte (3,400m), with tea shops, and two lodges, as well as a government-run tree nursery in 15 more minutes, 1 to 1 ½ hours from Namche. Continue to Samsing with two tea shops and then reach Tseso with an ancient-looking stupa and Lawudo Gomba ascend just out of Tesho, the second one with inviting stone steps, but stay left at the junction if you are on the way to Thamo (3,450m), reached in 20 minutes from Tshko, about an hour from Furte. Leaving Thamo, do not descend to the left of the river but climb past the monastery, at the end of the village. And ascend immediately to the Thame (3,800m) after crossing the bridge at Bhotekoshi about 1 ½ hour from Thamo via Samde (3,610m). The village houses are spread out, and you will camp in one of the fields surrounding the house of a Sherpa friend. In the afternoon you can visit the small Gomba situated on a rocky headland above the village.

Stay overnight Sherpa Land.

Day 07: Rest and Acclimatization at Thame; Explore birthplace of mountaineer pioneer Tenzing Norgay Sherpa , Visit the Monastery, Climb Sunder peak (5,360m)

For the rest and acclimatization we will walk around the Thame Gompa, a picturesque monastery set among the homes of lamas and laypeople. This monastery is located two hundred meters above the Thame Village on the southern slope of the Mountain under a very high rocky cliff with many auspicious shapes and marks mentioned in five different histories. This legendary monastery was built in the fourteenth century. Thame is the birthplace of mountaineer pioneer Tenzing Norgay Sherpa (1st climber of Mt. Everest 8,848m together with Sir Edmund Hillary in 29-May-1953. You may have a great chance to talk with Everest Hero, Mr. Appa Sherpa, and 26the Time Everest Summiter Mr. Kamirita Sherpa about his experience while climbing Mt. Everest twenty-one times. Likewise, you may climb the best viewpoint in the region Sunder peak 5,360m elevation, for amazing, mountains scenery Thame valleys, Tashi Lapsa pass.  We are staying overnight at Thame in a peaceful environment.

Day 08: Trek from Thame (3800m) to Marulung (4,150m) (5-6 hours Trek)

After the last day of acclimatization, your body recharge for the venture passes to the Renjo La. Today, we are heading north into the remote Nangpa Valley along with the Bhote Koshi River Bank to the Marulung (4,150m), the Tibetan traders coming through the Nangpa La Pass. Until 2005 this valley was off-limits to trekkers because it was the main access route to the pass linking Nepal and Tibet. From the decade, many Tibetan traders have traveled this route, bringing a variety of Chinese goods on the backs of their yaks to sell in Namche Bazaar. The trail upward to the Marulung is about 5 to 6 hours walk from Thame. We are staying overnight at Marulung Village in the lap of Mother Nature

Day 09: Trek from Marulung (4150m) to Gokyo (4,790m) via Renjo La Pass (5,360m) (7-8 Hours Trek)

Today is a big day crossing the Renjo La (5,360m) about 7 to 8 hours ascending. You leave your tea house following an early breakfast with some packed lunch, energy bars, and enough drinking water and climb into a wide curie making for the edge line ahead of you. The actual pass is only a small mark. When you come over the past, you are greeted with an unbelievable panorama looking out over the turquoise lakes at Gokyo (4,790m) and across Mt. Everest. You descend over a rough glacial slab and moraine towards your campsite in a secluded location on the western shore of Gokyo. This is the trek of a lifetime and an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful isolated Himalayan scenes. Stay overnight here.

Day 10: Rest and Exploration Day at Gokyo and Hike Gokyo Ri (5360m) (2-3 hours Hike)

After having spent days of trekking, your body will call for a rest day. And there is no better place to rest than Gokyo Ri. Gokyo Ri is the go-to rest and acclimatization place for a lot of trekkers visiting the Khumbu region. When here, you don’t only rest; you also get to explore the region and go through the beautiful and soothing views of mountains like Cho Oyu (8,153m), Gyangchung Kang (7,922m), Lhotse (8,501m), Makalu (8,463m), Cholatse (6,440 m), Taweche (6,542m), Kantega (6,685m), Thamserku (6,808m), Lobuche (6,145m) and Mt Everest (8,848m). Hundreds of other unnamed peaks fill the scene, whilst below us, the Ngozumba Glacier, the largest in Nepal, stretches through the valley. We have a great memory and stroll back an hour to Gokyo for breakfast then take a rest and relax all day.

You will spend the night, again, at the same tea house here.

Day 11: Trek from Gokyo (4790m) to Phortse (3840m) (.12.9km, 6 hours Trek)

After breakfast, you will return to Phorse Village/ Phortse Thanga taking the same path you took to Gokyo. The return trip will be much easier as you will be mostly descending. We will stop at Dole for lunch, and after resting for about an hour, we will descend to Phorse, passing by pine and rhododendron forests. The trek will be rather long and may take around six hours.

  • Overnight stay at a local lodge
  • Included standard meal (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

Day 12: Trek from Phortse (3840m) to Pheriche (4210m) (9.5km, 4-5 hours Trek)

This day covers an ascent from 3840 to 4350 meters in around 4 – 5 hours. Begin walking up hill on the right side of  Phortse past the helicopter landing pad (grass field) traversing your way up a steep gradient until you reach a slight junction at the top. Take the left trail that contours around the side of steep mountain slopes.  If you suffer from vertigo and are fearful of trails with steep drop offs then this way may frighten you. The trail begins to climb and drop around 50-100 meters at every turn with plenty of stairs and switchbacks. There is a particularly steep switchback  involving stairs however I can’t recall at what junction it’s located. After 1- 1 1/2 hours you will come to a junction where you can turn right down a hill to Tengboche or continue straight to Pangboche. Continue straight to Pangboche, another 20-30 minute walk. At this point you get amazing views of Ama Dablam, the Lhotse wall, and Mount Everest peaking up to the left of Lhotse. Pangboche is split up into upper & lower Pangboche, a sprawling high mountain town , with various lodges and restaurants as well as a famous Gompa. You enter upper Pangboche passing Everest Lodge &  the Gompa on your right. About 50 yards after the Gompa make a right passing Makalu Lodge on your left & you will come to a fork in the trail. Take a left to continue to Shomare & eventually Dingboche or straight to Lower Pangboche. There are two route options to Dingboche. We suggest the upper route going through upper Pangboche, as it passes Shomare & Orsho where you can stop for lunch. The lower route, passing through Lower Pangboche continues to Dingboche (2-3 hours) without passing a town or many facilities. Continue on the upper route passing several mani walls, yak grazing areas, Chorten’s, & a Gompa on the upper slope to your left. At this point the Lhotse Nuptse wall dominates the view. About 1 hour out of town you reach Shomare, which you can see from a distance, but appears to take “forever” to reach due to it being uphill, and if you have not had lunch yet, hunger taking over.  We stopped for lunch in Shomare before resuming our trek. After 30 minutes out of Shomare you come to a junction where you continue on the upper trail to Pheriche (if going on to Gorek Shep, Kala Pattar, & Everest Base Camp)

  • Overnight stay at Himalayan Hotel
  • Included standard meal (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

Day 13: Trek from Pheriche (4210m) to Lobuche (4930m) (6 hours Trek)

Today’s trek will last for about six hours. Initially, you will head out of Dingboche village towards a ridge with a monastery and continue through a grassland plateau enjoying breathtaking views of Tawoche, Cholatse mountains, and Pheriche village, nestled in the valley below. When we reach Thukla, we will stop briefly to witness a chaotic jumble of rocks. From Thukla, the path ascends through a rugged high-altitude region and passes by a memorial dedicated to fallen climbers. You will continue trekking until you arrive at Lobuche, which once served as a summer yak-grazing post.

  • Overnight stay at Mother Earth House
  • Included standard meal (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

Day 14: Trek from Lobuche (4930m) to Everest Base Camp (5364m) and Back to Gorak Shep (5185m) (6-8 hours Trek)

On this day, you will reach the Base reach Everest Base Camp summit. The journey begins by trekking through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier until you reach the picturesque Gorak Shep Village, nestled amidst snow-capped mountains. After reaching Gorak Shep, you will leave your belongings at Gorak Shep and head to Everest Base Camp (EBC).

At the EBC, you will be awed by the breathtaking views. You should capture the panoramic view with your camera. Most trekkers get emotionally overwhelmed by their success after reaching EBC. After enjoying the views from the EBC, you will return to Gorak Shep, witnessing the views of the world’s highest glacier – the Khumbu Glacier.

  • Overnight stay at Buddha Lodge
  • Included standard meal (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

Day 15: Hike to Kala Patthar (5,555m) viewpoint and Trek to Gorak Shep (5185m) to Pheriche (4,250m) (5 hours Trek)

At Gorak Shep, you will rise very early and hike to Kala Patthar, from where you will witness the sunrise over Mt. Everest and other surrounding peaks. The sight is truly awe-inspiring and unmatched by any other. After enjoying the views from Kala Patthar, you will trek back to Gorak Shep for breakfast. You will then rest for a while before continuing your journey to Pheriche, your destination for the day.

  • Overnight stay at Himalayan Hotel
  • Included standard meal (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

Day 16: Trek from Pheriche (4250m) to Namche Bazaar (3430m) (6-7 hours Trek)

Following a restful night’s sleep in Pheriche, you will rise early, enjoy a hearty breakfast, and commence your trek towards Namche Bazaar. The trail winds through vibrant rhododendron and juniper forests, crossing the Imja Khola bridge en route to Tengboche. After passing through Tengboche, you will trek through forests teeming with high-altitude wildlife such as musk deer, mountain goats, and, even snow leopards, finally arriving at Namche Bazaar.

  • Overnight stay at Sakura Guest House (room with attached bathroom)
  • Included standard meal (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

Day 17: Trek from Namche Bazaar (3430m) to Lukla (2800m) (6-7 hours Trek)

This is the last day trek, after a long walk, all the way down through the Dudh Koshi Valley get in Lukla by 6 to 7 hours walk. After leaving the Mislung at Namche Bazaar, the trail descends through the national Park forest to the confluence of Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi River, to cross the bridge. Then walk along the Dudh Koshi river bank through the Sherpa Village, to the Jorsale, Monjo, Phakding stop for lunch. This trail reminds us again to enjoy the lush green scenery and incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa villages until Lukla. If you are able to arrive Thursday on Lukla, have a chance to observe weekly markets with various commodities. The rest of the time, you may wander around the areas meanwhile guide will reconfirm your flight ticket for tomorrow. Enjoy the last dinner in the mountains and celebrate with your crew before heading back to stay overnight at the hotel.

  • Overnight stay at Comfort Inn (room with attached bathroom)
  • Included standard meal (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

Day 18: Fly from Lukla (2800m) to Manthali (474m) or Kathmandu (1400m) (20-40 minutes Flight)

At the end of your trek, you will depart from Lukla, your flight destination will either be Manthali or Kathmandu, contingent on the prevailing trekking season. Probably, you’ll take a 20-minute flight to Manthali, with a subsequent 5-hour drive to Kathmandu if your trek falls in March, April, May, September, October, or November. During other months – December, January, February, June, July, and August – you’ll fly directly to Kathmandu.

Usually, Lukla to Kathmandu flights operate in the morning due to the wind in the afternoon; sometimes the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather and other reason beyond our control. So, we would like to advise you to put on the list one castigation day fly back to Kathmandu. Anyway, we will fly back to Kathmandu according to our schedule and transfer to the hotel. Now, you have free time to relax after the long journey and catch your breath. Relax at your hotel the rest of the day.

Note: During the trekking peak season there is not direct flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, for this you need to 20 minutes flights to Ramechhap and transfer to Kathmandu by overland 132 km taking 4 to 5 hours, Like you have done last time Ramechhap to Lukla flight.

Day 19: Final Departure from Nepal

This is your last day in Nepal, and you can like to do last minutes shopping for souvenirs for your family and friends in the Thamel. We hand over your trekking permits, TIMS Card, and trip appreciation cards as a memory of the Nepal trip. Some of our assistants from Our Company will come to your hotel to transfer to the Tribhuvan International Airport according to your flight schedule, 2 to 3 hours before your flight for your departure flight to your onwards destination, taking with your life experience from the Himalaya.

Day 18: Lukla-Katmandu

Early morning, fly from Lukla to Katmandu on a twin Otter. Upon arrival, meet and transfer to the Hotel.

Price Includes

  • Domestic flight (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu) tickets and departure taxes
  • 15 nights accommodations in trek regions. Rooms with attached bathroom.
  • All standard meals during the trek
  • Experienced Nepal-government licensed English-speaking trek leader (1 assistant guide for 12 trekkers or more) and porter to help with trekkers’ luggage (1 porter for every two trekkers). The luggage limit per trekker is 9 kg.
  • Costs of guides and porters, their meals, drinks, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, flight, and necessary equipment
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fee
  • Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees.
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits every day
  • All government, local taxes, and official expenses
  • Rescue operation arrangements in case of health emergencies (funded by travel insurance)
  • Souvenirs (company’s T-shirt & cap)
  • Friendship World Trek achievement certificate after successful trek
  • Farewell dinner at the end of the trek

Price Excludes

  • International flight airfare
  • On-arrival visa fees at Tribhuvan International Airport- (Current cost USD 50 for 30-day stay)
  • Excess baggage charges on the trip (Limit is 9 kg per Person)
  • All accommodations and meals in Kathmandu, before and after the trek
  • Extra night accommodations in Kathmandu for any reason, such as early arrival, late departure, and early return from trekking.
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks, boiled/bottled water, hot (tea, coffee), cold and alcoholic drinks, hot shower, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee), extra porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation compulsory
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Additional costs due to delays beyond our control, such as landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc
  • All the costs and expenses not listed in “Cost includes” above are counted as excludes
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