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Renjo La – Cho La Pass and Everest Base Camp Trek

Renjo La Chola Pass EBC Trek

The Renjo La, Chola Pass and Everest Base Camp Trek is a challenging trail that passes through rugged terrain, high altitude passes and remote villages. This trek begins and ends at Lukla, a small town with an airport that serves as the gateway to the Everest region. From Lukla, the trail heads north past traditional Sherpa villages, ancient Buddhist monasteries, lush forests, Gokyo glacial lakes and glaciers. On the way to Renjo La Pass and Cho La Pass, hikers will have the opportunity to enjoy breathtaking views of the mountains, including Mount Everest. Renjo La Pass is considered a challenging pass, reaching an altitude of 5,360 meters. Cho La Pass, on the other hand, is considered a moderately difficult pass, reaching an altitude of 5,420 meters.

The trek to the two passes is strenuous and requires good physical condition, but the panoramic views of the mountain ranges and glaciers are worth it. The trek usually takes 16 –19 days to complete. This trek is considered one of the most rewarding treks in Nepal as it gives trekkers the opportunity to explore the beautiful Himalayas, experience the unique Sherpa culture and also see the highest mountain in the world up close.

Renjo La and Cho La Pass Trek with Everest Base Camp 19 days is an ideal journey that will take you to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar via Renjo La and Cho La Pass. After Kala Patthar, you will trek downhill and pass through several villages including Dingboche and Tengboche on your way back to Lukla. From there you will take an early morning flight to Kathmandu.

Renjo La Cho La EBC Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport then transfer to hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek Preparation
Day 03: Kathmandu flight to Lukla then trek to Phakdhing (2610 m)
Day 04: Phakdhing trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
Day 05: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
Day 06: Namche Bazaa trek to Thame (3800 m)
Day 07: Thame trek Lungden (4300 m)
Day 08: Lungden trek to Gokyo Lake (4750 m) over the Renjo La Pass (5360 m)
Day 09: Hike to Gokyo Ri (5,357 m) then trek to Thangna/Dragnag (4,700 m)
Day 10: Thangna trek to Dzongla (4830 m) over the Cho La Pass (5420 m)
Day 11: Dzonglha trek o Lobuche (4910 m)
Day 12: Lobuche trek to Gorakshep (5140 m) then visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m)
Day 13: Gharak Shep trek Kalaptthar (5545 m) then Dingboche (4190 m)
Day 14: Dingboche trek Tengboche (3867 m)
Day 15: Tengboche trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
Day 16: Namche Bazaar trek to Lukla (2840 m)
Day 17: Lukla Fly to Kathmandu (1350 m)
Day 18: Reserve Day in Kathmandu
Day 19: Depart Kathmandu

Destination: Nepal
Trekking Region: Everest
Trek Start Point:  Lukla
Trek End Point: Lukla
Trekking Accommodation:  Teahouse / Camping
Trekking Grade: Hard
Best Season:  March – May / September-November
Max Elevation: 5545 m
Duration: 19 Days

The price of a private trek can fluctuate due to several factors, such as the trekking agency selected, the trek's duration, the group size, the level of services desired, and the preferred category of accommodation (deluxe, standard, or budget) in the city and during the trek, the choice between normal (simple) teahouses or the best available teahouses can also impact the overall price. Therefore, it is recommended that you click here: Price request form and fill in the required information and submit the same to get the exact price of your preferred trek and service.

PRICE INCLUDES:-

  • Airport pick up and airport drop by private transportation including before and after the trek
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast (2 and above participants get twin sharing room)
  • Historical monument city sightseeing with a tour guide
  • Historical monuments city sightseeing transportation by Non A/C Comfortable Vehicle
  • Kathmandu sightseeing/monument visits Entrance fees
  • Domestic air tickets from Kathmandu to Lukla, Lukla to Kathmandu for guests and guide
  • Trekking accommodation in normal Trekkers Lodge/Teahouse (2 and above participants get twin sharing room)
  • Three time meals a day during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner/Main course
  • Dessert (Fresh Fruits/Chocolate) after dinner on behalf of the company
  • One Experienced English-speaking, government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide and his food, accommodation, and salary
  • Porters from Lukla to carry your luggage while trekking (Two guests get one porter carrying a maximum of 25 kg of luggage)
  • Everest / Sagarmatha National park entry fee
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entry fee
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff (Trekking guide and Porters)
  • Nepal Government taxes and office service charge

PRICE EXCLUDES:-

  • Lunch and Dinner during the stay in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • International air tickets and airport taxes
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing
  • Wire Transfer charge or Credit card service charge as company rule
  • Alcoholic beverages, laundry, Telephone calls and all types of hot drinks in Trekking
  • Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water etc
  • Hot water, battery charge and hot shower charge during the trek (If need to pay)
  • Personal nature expenses and Tipping (Tips)
  • High risk medical / travel insurance and First aid kit
  • Expenses resulting from delays beyond our control in case of weather, flight cancellations, or natural calamities
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (if needed)
  • Any other things not mentioned

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport then transfer to hotel
Our Office representative will be in International Airport to pick up you and transfer to Hotel. Transfer to our office or our company trip manager come to your hotel to brief the trip and receive the rest of payment. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek Preparation
After breakfast, Kathmandu visits Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, and Boudhanath Stupa which are all World Heritage Sites. Durbar Square throws light on the life of the royals in ancient times. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most important pilgrimage places for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as Monkey Temple and Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. Late in the afternoon, we introduced you to your mountain/trek guide. overnight at Hotel

Day 03: Kathmandu flight to Lukla then trek to Phakdhing (2610 m)
Early morning fly to Lukla and walk to Phakding. It will be good flight views with about 200 km panoramic views of eastern Himalayas. After flight, walk along the Sherpa villages green vegetations and plants. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge

Day 04: Phakdhing trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
Crossing several bridges on Dudkosi River via Jorsalle and climb up to Namche Bazaar steep up with Everest views along the climb through the Pines forest and alpine flowers and arrived a touristy town Namche bazaar. It has Bakeries, Email service, Money exchange, equipment shops, Foods shops, SPCC office and Museum at Chrokang gives you good time. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge

Day 05: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
This day can use for rest or explore round like to Khumjung, Thomo, or Khunde village above Namche bazaar and back to Namche over night.

Day 06: Namche Bazaa trek to Thame (3800 m)
After breakfast we head west along the valley of the Bhote Koshi called Thame. It is situated at an important junction along the old primary trade route to and fro Tibet via the Nagpala Pass. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge

Day 07: Thame trek Lungden (4300 m)
The way from Thame to Gokyo is too long for one day, that's why trekkers usually have an intermediate stop at Lungden. The walk is quite easy as the altitude is gained gradually with no steep sections to speak of along the way. The scenery is quite different from anything we had seen so far. The trail goes above the tree line and the landscape is one of vast expanses of dry barren land with distant white peaks on the horizon, it is almost desert-like. Lungden is just a group of lodges, not a true village, but it is a convenient base to climb the Renjo La pass. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge

Day 08: Lungden trek to Gokyo Lake (4750 m) over the Renjo La Pass (5360 m)
Renjo La is the high pass that connects the Thame and Gokyo valleys and it certainly offers some of the best views in the Everest area. Lungden to Gokyo Crossing Renjo La on the way to Gokyo was one of the best Treks. You can view fantastic views west to the mountains of Rolwaling Himal and the Tibetan border and east to the entire Everest range. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge

Day 09: Hike to Gokyo Ri (5,357 m) then trek to Thangna/Dragnag (4,700 m)
Wake up early and hike up to Gokyo Ri (5,357 m) where you can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of Everest region including Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu. After enjoying the view from Gokyo Ri, hike back to Gokyo. After lunch, you will continue your trek along the Ngozumpa Glacier, crossing rocky terrain. We will reach Thangna, a small settlement at the foot of Cho La Pass. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge

Day 10: Thangna trek to Dzongla (4830m) over the Cho La Pass (5420 m)
This is the hard day on trek start early morning with pack lunch along the uphill and turn east with boulders and steep climbing up to pass. Pass always with ice, some time deep snow and then walk down to Dzongla. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge

Day 11: Dzonglha trek o Lobuche (4910 m)
Walk down southeast and turn to east north. From the trek Pheriche and Dhugla visible way south right hand side and good views of mountains surrounds. Walking along the Khumbu valley to Lobuche. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge

Day 12: Lobuche trek to Gorakshep (5140 m) then visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m)
Walking in the Khumbu valley alongside of Khumbu Glacier and after Gorakshep walking along the glacier or some time on glacier too. Hard catching breathes and spends some time at Everest Base Camp (EBC) then back to Gorakshep. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge

Day 13: Gharak Shep trek Kalaptthar (5545 m) then Dingboche (44190 m)
Wake up early morning and walk up to Kalapatter for Sun rise Views of Everest, Nupse, Lohtse, Pumori just above and Khumbutse and beautiful views of Khumbu Glaciar and back down to Lodge and walk down to Dingboche via Dhugla. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge

Day 14: Dingboche trek Tengboche (3867 m)
Leaving behind 360 views of high Himalayan ranges slow down to Diebuche via Pangboche and climb to Tengboche monastery one of the world Heritage site can be visit for self-purification. The original Gompa was built in 1916 but was destroyed by an earthquake in 1934. Disaster struck again, as the replacement building was burnt to the ground in 1989. The new monastery was finished in 1994 and has a library and cultural center plus a school, which educates about 30 young monks. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge

Day 15: Tengboche trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
Early morning good view of Mt Everest. From Tengboche, we pass through pine and rhododendron forests along the River towards Namche. We enjoy the mountains lurking in the back as we retrace our steps. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge

Day 16: Namche Bazaar trek to Lukla (2840 m)
The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk cautiously as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, the trail becomes more level and natural. After our arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge

Day 17: Lukla Fly to Kathmandu (1350 m)
We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu airport, transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 18: Reserve Day in Kathmandu
Lukla gets occasional flight delays during the main season. This may cause missing your international flights as well, so we recommend you to prepare accordingly. Lukla suffers from quick weather changes and that may affect inbound and outbound flights. We reserved this day for possible flight delays. If we have a timely flight on DAY 19, we can use this day for rest in Kathmandu. You can shop around local markets and walk around the city. Overnight at Hotel

Day 19: Depart Kathmandu
After breakfast, End of our services with departure transfer to the Kathmandu airport to board flight for your onward destination

Joining a group is available in the high trekking season. Please contact us to check availability.

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