Everest Renjo La Pass Trek - 15 Days

A virgin trekking trail in Everest that covers the Gokyo valley and Renjo la pass
Everest Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek
What to see & doSpecific information about Everest Renjo La Pass Trek - 15 Days
  • Duration15 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Max Altitude 5360m
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Trip Style Lodge to Lodge Trek
  • Group Size 10
  • Transportation Private Vehicles and Flights
  • Best Season March, April, May and Sept, Oct, Nov

The Renjo La Pass Trek explores the mountains and hikes into the raw earth on well-known trails is a great way to get to know the unique landscapes in this wonderful Himalayan country of Nepal. When the snow melts & the sun begins to shine, the trek bluntly exposes its natural beauty in extravagant displays that could probably be seen nowhere else.

Trek with the Gokyo Renjo La Pass is one of the most thrilling trekking areas in the Everest region and one of the challenging trails to undertake in this area. This Renjo La route enables trekkers who have limited time to discover the most famous natural spots of Nepal. If you are looking for an adventure trek to set among breath-taking high mountain surroundings, the Renjo La is the best.

Everest Renjo La pass trek goes through the Khumbu heartlands of the Sherpa and offers an eye-catching Himalayan panorama of the whole Solu Khumbu region, including Mt. Everest (8848m) and Mt. Lhotse (8516m). Furthermore, you see the Mt. Makalu (8463m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m), Nuptse (7855m), Mt. Pumori (7145m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6856m), Mt. Thamserku (6723m) and other famous climbing mountain peaks of the Everest region. You also explore the Lush valleys, Tibetan Sherpa culture and their warm hospitality while exploring Gokyo valley.

Everest Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek starts with an exciting tour of the valley offering a glimpse of its world heritage sites and busy marketplaces. You have a short flight to Lukla in next morning, you then start the trek following a steep river valley to Namche Bazaar; the gateway of the Khumbu Region. You have a rest day in Namche and trek further goes north up Dudhkoshi valley to reach Gokyo lake. The Gokyo Peak (5480m) ascent is one of the tourist attractions of this trek. You automatically hold up & rest for some time to enjoy the unbelievable scenery including magnificent views of Everest (8848m), Makalu, Cho Oyu (8153m) and Lhotse (8511m).

You will get to witness the rich culture, heritage, and unique lifestyle of the people as you spend the night in numerous communities during the trek. The predominant populations who live in these settlements are Sherpa and Rai. They have their customs, language, clothing, and food. Thus, you will also be exposed to unique Himalayan cultures! You also get to explore Gokyo Valley, where you can experience breathtaking views of the Gokyo Lakes. Both Hindus and Buddhists consider these lakes to be sacred. Similarly, pilgrims visit Gokyo Lake during Janai Purnima to bathe in the holy lakes. A temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Vishnu may be seen on the lake's western shore.

The trekking trail runs off the usual beaten track. At the pass, with a great view of the Gokyo lakes on one side, the Rermo Pokhari lakes on the other side and numerous galaxies of snowy peaks in the background. The Renjo Trek offers an incredible atmosphere that stirs your emotions & invigorates your thoughts of the tranquil beauty that surrounds you. You trek down to Namche and to Lukla to complete the trek and finally take a return flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.

Join Outfitter Nepal on your pass trek! Our itinerary is the best deal ever. Our 15 days Renjo La Pass Trek has been meticulously planned to provide the ideal blend of pleasure and adventure! With over two decades of Nepalese trekking experience, we've put our hearts and brains into putting together the best possible package! We promise a scheduled departure! Select your dates here, or contact us to create a package tailored to your exact needs. Anything will do as long as you are content! Your presence is awaited with great enthusiasm. If the set departure dates are not suitable for you then you may choose any date convenient for you for your departure on the trek and these types of departures are suitable for couples, families, charity and small groups of friends.

Best Features of Everest Renjo La Pass Trek

  • Scenic mountain flight to and from Lukla.
  • Visit Namche and Khumjung Village.
  • Unforgettable views of Ice fall and Glacier.
  • View of Mt. Everest, Cho oyu, Nuptse, Amadablam and Thamserku.
  • Visit the Gokyo Lake and Ri.
  • Pass over the Renjo la.
  • Visit of Thame village.
  • Sightseeing tours of historical UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.

These are some of the reasons why Everest Renjo La Pass Trek is a must-visit!

The Adventurous Flight Experience to Lukla is Incomparable

This is the EXPERIENCE for you if you're searching for a huge adrenaline rush! Only a few people have the opportunity (or the bravery, to put it another way) to fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. The airport in Lukla is considered one of the most perilous in the world. To put things in perspective, some 20 or 30 planes land in Lukla every day during peak season and nearly all of the 30,000 trekkers who visit the area each year pass through Lukla.

It is riskier than a conventional commercial airport in terms of statistics, yet it is still relatively safe. Airlines have tightened their regulations for what constitutes acceptable flight conditions and limited the number of planes that can fly the route. Despite advancements in passenger safety, the trip to Lukla may still be a nerve-wracking experience! It's worth the work for the adrenaline rush!

Experience the Unique Hospitality of the Sherpa Culture

The Sherpas, like any Himalayan tribe, had honed their adaptation to the harsh, desolate landscape. They were farmers who made their living from the Himalayan pass commerce. As demonstrated by the various gompas and chortens, Buddhism has had a tremendous impact on their lives. You may learn more about Sherpa culture while on your trek to Renjo La Pass!

Sherpas are without a doubt the world's most well-known ethnic group. Sherpas have garnered notoriety for guiding thousands of adventure-seeking mountaineers to the summit of Mount Everest, one of the world's most perilous destinations. Get to know the Sherpa way of life while on your trek!

Explore the Wilderness in the UNESCO-enlisted World Heritage Site

The Great Himalayan Range, with its constantly beautiful snow-capped peaks, includes the world's highest peak, Mt. Sagarmatha (Everest), and extensive Sherpa communities. They all highlight the openness of the Sagarmatha National Park (SNP) to the outside world. The park was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1979, in recognition of the region's meticulously preserved natural heritage and the magnificent majesty of the high, geologically young mountains and glaciers.

Over 6000 Sherpas reside in over 20 communities on the property, which has been home to the Sherpa for over four centuries and continues to observe ancient cultural and religious rituals like animal hunting and slaughter limitations, as well as reverence for all living species.

Several endangered creatures, such as the snow leopard and red panda call the park their home! Other than Mount Everest, it has a spectacular landscape with gorgeous mountains, glaciers, deep valleys, and seven summits over 7,000 meters. SNP, a well-known Himalayan tourism destination, was founded in 1976 and has combined nature and culture from the beginning, with over 2,500 Sherpa residents.

Namche Bazaar and the Cultural Eccentricities

Namche is an ancient trading town famous for its yak cheese and butter. It is nestled on the incline of an arch-shaped mountain with panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks from all points in the valley. Despite its growth, Namche Bazaar has preserved its historical culture, traditions, and genuine kindness.

The Namche Bazaar is a hive of activity, with shops, restaurants, motels, ATMs, and bakeries. From bakeries to temples to museums, the Namche bazaar's tiny lane, which is shared by yaks, monks, Sherpa sellers, and locals, offers a new option around every corner.

Gokyo Valley and Gokyo Lake: A Sight worth Watching

Sagarmatha National Park features the gorgeous Gokyo valley located west of the famous Khumbu region of the Himalayas. During the summer, the tranquil valley is home to vast pastures for yaks to graze on, and the view of clear blue lakes is absolutely breathtaking.

The Gokyo valley is composed of small communities tucked in the Himalayas, the majority of which are tea houses that provide vital amenities to trekkers. Cho Oyu, one of the eight-thousanders, can be viewed from Gokyo to the north, along with a stunning panoramic view of the other eight-thousanders spanning from Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu. There are several gorgeous vistas all around the valley, but one can go to the summit of Gokyo Ri located at an elevation of 5,357 meters, for a panoramic view of the peaks and the pristine Gokyo lakes.

Hindus and Buddhists both revere the holy Gokyo lakes. These lakes also serve as a stopover for migratory birds during their biannual trans-Himalayan migration. Aside from that, Gokyo is known as the world's highest-altitude ice skating range and a Ramsar site.

Cross the Challenging Renjo La Pass

Renjo La pass, at 5345 meters / 17843 ft, is one of three Everest passes. It's a spectacular mountain pass that connects Gokyo Lakes and Nagpala, but it's quite solitary. As a trading route, this pass is much busier than other mountain passes. Tibetan merchants with their yak caravans can still be seen descending from Nangpa La pass. It is the only one of the three passes that do not involve crossing glaciers. Likewise, crossing the pass takes less time.

However, just because you don't have to cross the glacier doesn't mean Renjo La is easy to cross. Although it has its own set of problems, most people consider it to be a simple pass in comparison to the other two mountain passes. The Renjo La pass also provides one of the most beautiful views of the Everest massif and the Gokyo Lakes.

ItineraryTrip day to day detail itinerary

Arrive at Kathmandu airport and you will be met by our airport representative and transferred to hotel, evening free and overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429 ft
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

After having breakfast hotel, we take you for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley and your tour include tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple and Bauddhanath Stupa and will return to hotel and will have some free time to shop your trekking gear if you need.

  • Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429ft
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

You will have early breakfast at hotel and drive to Kathmandu airport for the 35 minutes scenic flight to the small mountain airport at Lukla, after reaching, our guide will introduce with the porters, then start trekking following mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi river, it is easy trekking and takes about four hour to reach at Phakding.

  • Max. Altitude: 2610m/8563ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 1260m/4133ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodgde
  • Walking Hours: 3-4 hours
  • Walking Distance: 8km/5mi

After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek and continue trekking following the Dudh Koshi River and crossing it many times.

We enter to the park in Jorsale where we will stop for lunch and again we continue the trekking, after few hours walking Namche Bazar will appears ahead as we travel along the path surrounded by pine forest, pass the plateau where the Saturday bazaar is held and enter the village.

  • Max. Altitude: 3440m/11286ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 830m/2723ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodgde
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 hours
  • Walking Distance: 10-12km/6.2-7.4mi

The Namche Bazaar is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook and It is best place to spend a rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off towards Renjo La pass Trek and for the acclimatization, we can walk up to Khhumjung village through Everest view hotel in Syangbuche from where we will be able to see the beautiful view of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest and return to Namche.

  • Max. Altitude: 3440m/11286ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 440m/1443ft
  • Elevation Loss: 440m/1443ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodgde
  • Walking Hours: 1.5-2 hours
  • Walking Distance: 3.5km/2.2mi

After having breakfast at lodge, we continue trekking to Dole by following the same route to Base camp until Sanasa then trail ascends up to Mongla (4000m.) from where, you will see panoramic views of various mountains, you trek steeply descend passing through Phortse Tenga and from there, the trail climbs steeply to Dole, through rhododendron and birch forest festooned with hanging mosses and lichens.

  • Max. Altitude: 4110m/13484ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 670m/2198 ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodgde
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours
  • Walking Distance: 11km/6.8mi

After having breakfast at lodge, we start trek and you will climb steadily along the side of the valley, where the small and thorny bushes give way to scrub juniper as the altitude increases, the trail passes many summer settlements, which are used when yaks are taken to these pastures to graze in the summer months, ahead of us are excellent views of Cho Oyu, while back down the valley are the peaks of Kantega and Thamserku.

  • Max. Altitude: 4470m/14665ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 360m/1181ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodgde
  • Walking Hours: 4-5 hours
  • Walking Distance: 8km/5mi

After having breakfast at lodge, we start trekking and today, we head for the lakes at Gokyo valley, we follow a very scenic path to Pangka and then descend slightly, following one of the melt-water Rivers which flow down the west side of the Ngozumpa Glacier, we climb a steep rocky inclined into the valley by the side of the glacier, passing the first of the holy lakes, we soon arrive at the second lake, crossing the path which heads across the glacier to Cho La (5420m.), the third lake is known as Dudh Pokhari will appear and on its eastern shore is the settlement of Gokyo, walking by the side of the lake, we will arrive at Gokyo.

  • Max. Altitude: 4790m/15715ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 320m/1049ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodgde
  • Walking Hours: 3-4 hours
  • Walking Distance: 7km/4.3mi

Gokyo is a trade centre where the Sherpa people run lodges to provide the best services to the trekkers, and situated by the side of Ngozumpa glacier, the biggest glacier of Nepal.

Today, we will walk around the lake and will climb the Gokyo Ri peak to have sunrise view and excellent views of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest.

  • Max. Altitude: 5360m/17585 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 570m/1864ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodgde
  • Walking Hours: 3-4 hours
  • Walking Distance: 3.5km/2.2mi

Early morning after breakfast, we will climb Renjo la pass, this is a truly amazing high pass in Everest region and is getting even more popular by the day, after about 3 hours, we gain the Renjo La where a dazzling vista awaits, The Everest itself, Lhotse, Cholatse and Taboche can be seen gleaming in the sunshine, Views from Renjo La are much like that from Gokyo Ri with third Gokyo Lake.

Gokyo Village beneath the gray smear of Ngozumpa Glacier. Continuing on from the pass, the trail winds down a stone staircase, the presence of ice on the trail while descending down can make our descent a bit hazardous. Along the way we see Relama Tsho and Renjo Lake. However, we walk down through a narrow valley clogged with giant boulders to Lumde where there is a support Lodge but it can be closed often, we have lunch there and trek down to Thame.

  • Max. Altitude: 5360m/17585ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 610m/200ft
  • Elevation Loss: 1560m/5118 ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodgde
  • Walking Hours: 7-8 hours
  • Walking Distance: 14km/8.7mi

After having breakfast at lodge, we continue our trekking following the flat route and descending to first resting place Thamo after heading towards to Namche bazaar, We climb down after crossing a bridge after which we eventually reach Samde, The place offers breathtaking view, The path steeply descends down to Thamo village which hosts a monastery called Khari Gompa which is a nunnery being home to some nuns and monks, after passing through a check post, we come to the world’s highest hydroelectric power station built with Austrian help.

  • Max. Altitude: 3440m/11286 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 1360m/4462 ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodgde
  • Walking Hours: 4-5 hours
  • Walking Distance: 10km/6.2mi

Today is the last day of your trekking, too. The hike is real cool & easy, except for a few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote-Koshi River crossing it three times, the last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla.

  • Max. Altitude: 2840m/9318 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 600m/1969ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodgde
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 hours
  • Walking Distance: 18km/11mi

Subject to an all clear weather which could sometimes go haywire in this part of the region, we will take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu.

The rest of your time is free to do your own things. You could maybe do some shopping to buy some souvenirs for the loved ones at home.

  • Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429ft
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 1490m1490ft
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

It's also spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla. You are just free to hang around in your hotel or maybe go out for a walk in thamel, a famous hub for tourists in Asia & throughout the world.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Our office reps will escort you to the airport for your final departure home. All of us at ‘Outfitter Nepal’ found it a pleasure coming to know you all of these weeks gone by. We are doubly sure you’ve enjoyed your vacation on these magnificent mountains & it was a pleasure taking care of you all the way.

If you want to take other tours in Nepal such as Chitwan Jungle Safari, Bardia Jungle Safari, Pokhara Tour or Lumbini tour then you can start from today and do let us know if you want to take any tour as we also arrange those tours.

  • Meals: Breakfast
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Cost DetailsGood to know before trip booking
What's Included
  • Airport transfers.
  • 4 night hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • A day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) on trek.
  • Accommodations in lodges on trek.
  • A guide & porters (1 porter for each 2 trekkers and a porter carry about 20-22 KG from 2 of you).
  • Paper works, National park entry permits, & TIMS permit.
  • Flight fare Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu with airport tax.
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets and duffle bag – if Necessary (return after the trek).
What's not Included
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu).
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Meals (lunch & dinner in Kathmandu).
  • Your personal expenses, drink water, hot and cold drinks & bar bills.
  • Laundry, telephone, hot shower & internet charge.
  • Entrances fees while visiting Kathmandu on second day.
  • Tips for the guide and porters.
  • Anything not mentioned in included section.
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Starts:WEDNESDAYJUL 24, 2024
Ends:WEDNESDAYAUG 07, 2024
PRICE (Per Person)US$1290
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PRICE (Per Person)US$1290
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  • Single persons are welcome to join the trek and single people have single room in Kathmandu and have to share room in the mountain lodge on trek cause of the less number of lodge and rooms available on remote mountain lodges.
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15 days Renjo La Pass Trek Itinerary

Your La Pass Trek starts with a short flight to Lukla, and a few hours trek on the same day to Phakding. The next day, you head out to Namche Bazaar. You also have an acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar the following night. From Namche, you trek until Dole, and from Dole, you head out to Machhermo the following days. After that, the next day, you trek until Gokyo from Machhermo. With a lot of trekking schedules on the itinerary, you have a rest day again at Gokyo. Roaming around the surroundings is the best way to acclimatize, hence, you can climb Gokyo Ri. The next day, you head out to climb the Renjo La Pass and descend towards Thame. From Thame, you head down to Namche Bazaar on the next day. From Namche Bazaar you descend to Lukla which ends your trekking. From Lukla, you head to Kathmandu via a flight.

15 days Renjo La Pass Trek Cost

The Trek Package for a group of 9-12 people costs around US$ 1200. Similarly, it will cost roughly US$ 1300 for a group of 2-5 individuals. If you are a solo trekker, it may be a little more expensive; though, you can complete your adventure for a total cost of US$ 1500. The cost package can be adjusted to match your preference. However, based on your scheduling changes, the total package price may increase or decrease!

These are the answers to queries frequently asked about the Renjo Trek!

How difficult is crossing the Everest Renjo La Pass?

The trek that involves crossing the Renjo La is rated to be moderately difficult. Thus, it is not as strenuous as many make it out to be! You don't require a prior long trekking experience, and there are no tough hiking sections on the route following the Renjo La Pass. However, you should be determined to finish the course and have a basic level of fitness. People of various ages, sizes, and forms have accomplished the route!

Even while you will feel this is the most demanding while hiking up Gokyo Ri's vertical trail, you will not experience it while traveling to such a strenuous level in Renjo La Pass. Some trekkers travel from Thame to cross the pass and complete the Everest Three Passes Trek. Based on our two decades of experience and guest feedback, Outfitter Nepal recommends crossing from the Gokyo side. Nature must always be respected, which means going steadily and slowly while taking enough breaks to get through the pass.

Why do people choose to trek in the Gokyo Renjo La Pass route?

The reason is quite simple actually! Renjo la trekking pass, one of the most famous high passes in the Everest region, is regarded as the easiest of the famous three high passes of Everest base camp with Gokyo and Thame valley trekking routes. Renjo La Pass is a tiny passageway that crosses the Himalayan range from Gokyo valley to Thame valley in Everest at the lowest altitude.

Do people get mountain sickness when trekking in the Everest Region, especially the Renjo La Pass?

When trekking in a high-altitude region, there's always the risk of getting altitude sickness. Therefore, you must plan ahead of time and allow plenty of time for acclimatization, especially if this is your first trip! You can drink as much water as possible or incorporate a lot of fluids into your diet.

How to take precautions for Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS) during the trek?

It's vital to plan ahead of time for a trek to Renjo La Pass to avoid altitude sickness. Adding as many acclimatization days to your schedule as feasible is the best safeguard you can take. This will assist you in adjusting to the higher altitude. Altitude sickness can be avoided by following safety precautions such as staying hydrated and eating well-balanced food regularly.

What is the best-case scenario in case the Lukla flight is delayed or cancelled?

We recommend adding two or three days to your journey to account for the risk of adverse weather. When the weather is poor, flights from Lukla to Kathmandu and vice versa are canceled. In such cases, the flight is automatically rescheduled for the next available day.

You can charter a helicopter to bring you to your destination on time, whether it's for the adventure or your return trip if you're on a tight timetable. The expense of the helicopter, on the other hand, will be your responsibility. Furthermore, if visibility is less than 1,500 meters, a helicopter cannot be operated.

When is the best time to go on an Everest Trek including Gokyo Renjo La Pass?

Trekking in Nepal is constantly a brilliant option because it is possible to do so at any time of year. The best seasons for incorporating Renjo La Pass on your trek are spring and autumn. Trekking then is more fun since the weather becomes more steady and pleasant. During these months, the weather is more consistent and moderate. The spring season lasts from March to May, while the autumn season lasts from October to November.

It is more difficult to trek during the monsoon season. Due to significant rainfall during the monsoon season, the path becomes muddy and dangerous. When moving, you must use caution. So, if you are a beginner, you must avoid hiking during the Monsoon. But, if you're a seasoned hiker, regardless of the season, you'll enjoy every obstacle.

Although it is possible to trek in the Everest region during the winter, most trekkers will avoid it owing to the freezing conditions. Winter is the best time to photograph the Himalayas. The trail is generally packed and you'll be tackling the region's most demanding trek, you won't meet as many other hikers. Likewise, throughout the winter, the Everest region is fully covered in snow. It will be difficult to stroll and pass through the paths as a result of this.

Are any permits required to cross the Everest Renjo La Pass?

As with other Everest region treks, a TIMS (US$ 10) and a Sagarmatha National Park permit (US$ 30) are required. At Outfitter Nepal, we assist you in acquiring these permits. If you're planning your trek yourself, you'll get your TIMS permission in Kathmandu and your Sagarmatha National Park permits in Monjo (a village checkpoint you'll pass through on the first day of your expedition).

What is the food and accommodation like, in the Everest region?

During the overall trek, we provide sanitary food and cozy accommodation. We oversee the meal schedule and supply you with local, sanitary cuisine along the trek. We advise you to try as many local foods as possible. Dal Bhat is a classic Nepali dish that provides a well-balanced diet with all of the essential nutrients. Similarly, Syakpa, a Sherpa dish, is a stew made with all local ingredients to help prevent altitude sickness. Similarly, things like noodles and a bakery are available!

Outfitter Nepal arranges for accommodation on the scheduled day before the trek begins, so you won't have to waste time seeking rooms along the way. Most teahouses provide pleasant lodgings with modern conveniences; but, in certain extremely remote locations where lodges and tea houses are sparse, it is preferable to stay in a shared room.

How to prepare for crossing the Everest Renjo La Pass?

It is physically tough to walk for more than two weeks. This strenuous expedition will require you to walk for an average of 6 hours per day. There are no other options; you can't give up in the middle because there aren't any. To cross the Renjo La Pass, you must be emotionally and physically prepared.

You'll need to prepare your body so you don't become tired quickly. To obtain a better understanding of yourself, you should do some smaller climbs or hikes before embarking on a big adventure.

It's also important to be mentally prepared for this journey. You'll be traveling through a territory with modest facilities. Good food and warm clothing are considered luxuries in this region. You will need to prepare and motivate yourself to acclimate to the rural lifestyle. Prepare for the worst-case scenario, but don't get too worked up about it. If one is not mentally prepared, the trek in the Everest region will become tougher.

What is the weather like in the Everest Region?

Keep in mind that the weather in the Himalayas, especially in the upper reaches of the trek, is notoriously fickle. Extreme cold, rain, and, in the worst-case scenario, snow may be encountered at the trek's higher elevations. Make sure you're ready to deal with unforeseen circumstances. In addition, even if you're trekking in the summer, we recommend taking extra clothing and weather protection to deal with unexpected weather.

Are there any ATM services on the trekking route?

Because the pass leads you to a remote location, there is no ATM on the journey. The Everest Region's final ATM is located in Namche. There are no ATMs available after Namche. Because the trek starts in Namche, make sure you have enough money to get there.

Is a guide needed to cross the Gokyo Renjo La Pass?

The best way to secure your safety on the trek region is to hire an expert guide. We always advise picking certified, licensed guides at Outfitter Nepal, and this package is no exception! A skilled guide will be familiar with the path as well as the local weather patterns, as well as how to react to them. A trained guide should also be familiar with first aid and the appropriate measures in the event of an emergency.

What are the essentials you must have during your trekking in the Everest Region?

These are the list of items you must carry with you when traveling to the Everest Region:

  • Trekking Boots
  • Sandals/Crocs
  • Few pairs of undergarments
  • High quality down jacket and pant
  • Thermal wears
  • T-shirts and trousers
  • Trekking pole
  • A pair of gloves
  • Woolen hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water purification tablets
  • Energy bars
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    Gokyo lakes and Renjo la pass trek

    This was my second time using Outfitter Nepal and while the other experience was good, this experience was better. We did a Gokyo lakes and Renjo La pass trek in the Everest region. I think the company was newer last time and now the entire procedure, from touchdown in Kathmandu to departure, seems even smoother. Its very nice being picked up at the airport and having the hotel in kathmandu pre-arranged. The hotel we stayed at has done some major upgrades and was very nice.

    They also arranged our Lukla flights. Our guide was Sudip, who I would really recommend. He was very friendly and just a nice person and enjoyable to trek with even though I was cranky the entire time with altitude malaise. He made sure to ask us how we were doing and was very cognizant of our needs.

    With respect to the pre-trip planning phase, the owners of Outfitter Nepal are generally quick to respond via email, which is very helpful when you're communicating with people on the other side of the world.

    I wouldn't hesitate to use Outfitter Nepal again, and would recommend them to friends as a reliable company (and would advise people to ask for Sudip!).

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