Renjo La Pass Trek and EBC

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Best Season: All Year Round

Max Altitude: 5360 m

Group Size: Min 2 Pax

Transport: Private Vehicle and Flight

Trip Grade



21 Days

Trip Overview

The Renjo La Pass & Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most difficult and adventurous treks in the Khumbu region. This trip takes you across two high passes, Renjo La (5360m) and Cho La (5360m). You will be able to see magnificent scenery of the isolated valleys, majestic peaks, and stunning glaciers that surround the region from these passes. This trek is appealing not just because of the two high passes. You will pass through the most renowned trekking locations in this trek such as Everest Base Camp (5364m) and Kalapathar (5545m). 

While on this journey, you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the world's highest mountains as well as an insight into the Sherpa people's distinctive lifestyle and culture. Sherpa people are known as world-renowned mountaineers. The kind and welcoming behaviors of the locals also adds to the enjoyment of this journey. Renjo La Pass is a new trail that has already been ranked as one of the best places to visit. Renjo La Pass, Chola Pass, and Everest Base Camp are all part of a remarkable trek itinerary developed by our firm. 

The trek will begin from the Lukla airport and continues through Phakding, Namche bazar, Thame and Lungden before crossing the Renjo la pass to reach Gokyo Lake and then crossing another high pass, the Chola Pass, to reach Dzongla, Lobuche, Gorakshep and Everest Base Camp before descending to Gorakshep, Dingboche, Tengboche, Namche bazar and Lukla before flying back to Kathmandu. This trail will take trekkers past some breathtaking views of the Himalayan giants such as Mt. Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Amadablam, Pumori, Nuptse, and many other summits. Aside from the mountainous landscapes, trekkers will also have the opportunity to see the gorgeous sceneries of the Gokyo valley as well as a number of sacred lakes.

This trek is appropriate for anyone interested in crossing high passes and exploring the beauties of the Himalayas. This journey is most commonly done on a Lodge basis/Tea house (where you eat and sleep at a teahouse).


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Our office staff will meet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and transport you to your hotel. Our company's tour manager will visit your accommodation to give you a brief overview of the expedition. You will spend the night in a hotel in Thamel.

Day 2: Exploring Kathmandu

After breakfast, our tour guide will take you on a full-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu's historical monuments. Swayambhunath (monkey temple), Boudhanath, Patan durbar square, and Pashupatinath (largest Hindu temple) are among the sites. You will stay overnight at the same hotel.

Day 3: Kathmandu – Lukla via flight then trek to Phakding

Today we will fly to Lukla early in the morning and then trek to Phakding. The flight will provide good views of the eastern Himalayas with a panoramic view of around 200 kilometers. After the flight, we will take a walk among the green vegetation and plants of the Sherpa communities. We will stay at teahouse/lodge for the night.

Day 4: Trek from Phakding – Namche Bazaar

We will cross multiple bridges on the Dudhkoshi River via Jorsalle today. Then we will climb steeply up to Namche Bazaar with views of Everest along the way through pine forests and alpine flowers. After a difficult hike we will arrive in the touristy village of Namche Bazaar. There are food shops, bakeries, equipment shops, email service, money exchange and the Chrokang Museum in Namche Bazaar.  We will stay overnight at Namche Bazaar in lodge. 

Day 5: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar

We will use this day to rest our body to acclimatize to the surrounding as well as to explore around Namche bazaar. We will visit places like Khumjung and Thomo today. Then we will return back to the same lodge for the night.

Day 6: Trek from Namche Bazaar – Thame

After our breakfast, we will travel west down to the Bhote Koshi’s Thame valley. It is located at a critical crossroads on the former principal trade route from Tibet to China via the Nagpala Pass. We will stay at lodge in Thame for the night.

Day 7: Trek from Thame – Lungden

The journey from Thame to Gokyo is too long to complete in one day, most trekkers make an intermediate break in Lungden. The trek is very easy because the altitude is gradually gained and there are no particularly steep parts along the way. The landscape is unlike anything we've ever seen before. The trail ascends above the tree line, revealing large sections of dry and barren ground with distant white peaks.  It looks same like a desert. Lungden is only about various lodges, not a true settlement. Yet it is charming and a good starting point for climbing the Renjo La pass.

Day 8: Trek from Lungden – Gokyo Lake

Renjo La is a high pass which connects the Thame and Gokyo valleys. It also provides some of the most spectacular views in the Everest region. Lungden to Gokyo is regarded as one of the finest treks because we need to cross Renjo La Pass on the route. It offers magnificent views of the Rolwaling Himal and the Tibetan border. We can also see the entire Everest range from Gokyo. 

Day 9: Rest Day at Gokyo Lake

Today is the day to go and explore various places of Gokyo valley. Early in the morning, we will walk up to Gokyo ri (5357m) for 360-degree views of Everest and Makalu. We will then return to Gokyo late in the morning and explore the fifth lake and Nagjumba Glacier during day time.

Day 10: Trek from Gokyo Lake – Thangna

Today we will leave Gokyo and then continue down the same way to the third lake. We will head towards the east over the glacier and walk a short distance to reach Thangna.

Day 11: Trek from Thangna – Dzongla

This will be the most difficult day of the trek, starting early in the morning with a packed lunch and continuing uphill with stones and steep climbs to the pass. We will need to pass through ice and sometimes deep snow to reach Dzongla.

Day 12: Trek from Dzongla – Lobuche

We will trek towards southeast and northeast today. On the way, we can see Pheriche and Dhugla on the right-hand side while heading towards south. We also can see a good view of the surrounding mountains. After that, we will walk along the Khumbu valley to reach Lobuche.

Day 13: Trek from Lobuche – Gorakshep

Today we will walk along the Khumbu Glacier in the Khumbu Valley to reach our destination Gorakshep. We will also walk along the glacier as well as spend some time on the glacier while enhancing its beauty. It will be hard catching breathes today. We will stop a while at Everest Base Camp (EBC) before returning to Gorakshep for the night.

Day 14: Trek from Gorakshep – Kalapathar – Dingboche

Early in the morning, we will get up and hike up to Kalapathar to watch the sun rise. We will be able to watch the views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori and Khumbutse. We also will be able to see the stunning views of the Khumbu Glacier. After that we will return to the lodge and hike to Dingboche through Dhugla. We will stay for the night at Dingboche.

Day 15: Rest Day at Dingboche

Today will be our rest day as well as short hike at Dingboche after a continuous tough trek for several days. After our breakfast, we will begin the hike with only a daypack. We will gradually ascend towards Chhukung (4700m) and will face a difficult climb to Chhukung ri for 360-degree beautiful view of the Himalayas. After that we will descend to Dingboche for the night.

Day 16: Trek from Dingboche – Tengboche

Today on our way to trek, we will slow down to Diebuche via Panoche, leaving 360-degree views of the high Himalayan peaks behind and climb to Tengboche monastery. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site. There is a belief that we can go and visit there for our own self-purification. The first Gompa was established in 1916 but it was destroyed in 1934 by an earthquake. In 1989, disaster struck once more when the replacement structure was destroyed by fire. After visiting monastery, we will head towards tea house and stay there overnight.

Day 17: Trek from Tengboche – Namche Bazar

We can see an excellent view of Mt Everest in the early morning from Tengboche. Today, we will travel along the river from Tengboche to Namche, passing through pine and rhododendron trees. As we retrace our ways, we will be able to enjoy snowcapped mountains. We will stay at Namche Bazaar for the night in a Lodge.

Day 18: Trek from Namche Bazar – Lukla

Our trail to Lukla descends steeply, we must go with caution as our wobbly legs battle the rocky terrain. The route becomes more natural and level after passing the suspension bridges over the fast-flowing Dudhkoshi and its tributaries. After arriving in Lukla, we will stretch our tired legs and reminisce over the previous few weeks of our journey.

Day 19: Flight from Lukla – Kathmandu

After a hard mountain climb, we will catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. You will get transferred to your hotel after arriving at Kathmandu. 

Day 20: Exploration of Kathmandu

You will have a free day in Kathmandu today to relax or shop, so you can plan your own activities or confer with the company to organize extra activities.

Day 21: Final Departure

After breakfast, we will conclude our services with a transfer to the Kathmandu airport where you will join your journey to your home.

Cost Includes

  • Airport transfer pick up and drop
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast (Twin sharing)
  • Domestic airfare (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) 
  • Accommodation during the trek (Guest house)
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Experienced English speaking local trekking guide, assistant trekking guide and local porter(s) along with their flights, salary, lodging, food and insurance
  • Trekking permits and all necessary paperwork
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trek(with tea and coffee)
  • First aid Medical kit
  • All government and local taxes (including 13% VAT and 10 % service charge)
  • Transportation on private vehicle as agreed on the itinerary

Cost Excludes

  • Your Nepal entry visa fee
  • All kinds of beverages (soft/hard)
  • Travel insurance and emergency evacuation expenses
  • Extra baggage charges in domestic flights­­­­­­­­­­­­ 
  • All entrance fees during KTM sightseeing
  • Additional days accommodation expenses 
  • All personal expenses 
  • Tips for guides and porters


Firante Treks and Expedition Manages for best and comfortable accommodation and also provides you hygienic food. Standard (3 Star) are booked in the cities such as Kathmandu and Pokhara, whereas a tyical trek lodge will be booked on remote areas. 

Luxurious rooms from 5 Star hotels are also made avaiable on demand in the cities on additional cost but remote regionss dont have such facilities.

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