Renjo Pass Trekking 14 Days

Renjo Pass Trekking

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16 November 2018 29 November 2018 US$ Available Book Now

Everest Renjo Pass Trekking in NepalRenjo pass trekking is an awe inspiring trek that lets you explore and discover the absorbing Everest Region. The Renjo Pass trail moves through the peaceful environment of Khumbu region allowing you to experience various sceneries changing into pastures, ridges, narrow clefts and steep climbing trail. The most desirable time for this unforgettable trek is at the tail end of the monsoon season, when flowers blooming throughout Nagpala give trekkers the illusion of walking across a textured, riotously colorful carpet. We go off the beaten path for 3 days, and it is worth every minute, where you experience authentic Sherpa Culture, relatively untouched by the hustle of tourism in the main circuit. The highlight of the trek is crossing the Renjo La Pass (5,360m) from where we witness the best view of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m), Nuptse (7,855m), Mt. Pumori (7,145m), Mt. Amadablam (6,856m), Mt. Thamserku and many other dazzling mountain peaks.

After your arrival in Nepal, we fly to Lukla, initial point of Renjo Pass trekking trail.

We take a 45 min thrilling mountain flight to Lukla and set on a trail to Namchhe Bazzar walking through the pine and rhododendron forests, crossing suspension bridge over the angry Dudh Koshi River and walk around the terraced potatoes and wheat field along the Phakding Village. The trek continues towards Thame climbing steeply out of natural depression through bush forests, juniper and huge conifers and reaches Lungden. We then trek towards the famous Gokyo Lake crossing over the mighty Renjo La Pass. Ascending to Gokyo Ri, we return our footsteps to Phortse Tenga. After reaching the Chorten at the rim we stop for the views of Mount Cho Oyu, Kangetega, Thamserku and others. The route passes through the settlement s of Phang (4480m), Machhermo (4410m), Luza (4360m), Lopharma (4330m), Dole (4084m), Gyele (3960m), Tongba (3950m) & Phortse Tenga (3400m). We return back to Lukla on the same path through Namche Bazzar and Phakding. Renjo La Pass Trekking ends in Lukla from where we return back to Kathmandu.

Trip Details

  • Itinerary
  • Detail Itinerary
  • Trip Info
  • Weather
  • Equipment
  • Useful Info

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,338m] Transfer to the Hotel.
Day 02: Mountain Flight to Lukla [2,810 m],Trek to Phakdaing [2,640 m].
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar [3,440 m].
Day 04: Rest day at Namche [3,440 m] side trip to Everest view point.
Day 05: Trek to Thame [3,800 m].
Day 06: Trek to Lungdung [4,500 m].
Day 07: Trek to Renjo Pass [5,417 m]. Gokyo [4,750 m].
Day 08: Trek to Ascent of Gokyo- Ri [5,357 m] and back To Gokyo [4,750 m].
Day 09: Trek to Phortse [3,860 m].
Day 10: Trek to Namche [3,440 m].
Day 11: Trek to Lukla [2,810 m].
Day 12: Fly Back to Kathmandu [1,338m].
Day 13: In Kathmandu [1,338m].
Day 14: Trip ends! Fly back home, taking with you the memory of a life time.

Detail itinerary for Renjo Pass Trekking

Day 01: Namaste Nepal [1330 m]: Once you land in Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu you will find a representative from Adventure Treks Nepal waiting outside the airport gate who will transfer you to the Hotel. A short briefing session will be conducted about the trek and if you have any queries or special plans please do let us know, we can help you to arrange that.

Day 02: Flight to Lukla [2,810 m] (2,652m), Trek to Phakding [2,652 m] - (B/L/D): We take an early morning flight into the Himalayas up to Lukla where we will meet our supporting crew members. The trail descends down to the suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi River followed by a gradual ascend around the terraced wheat and potatoes field and into the village of Phakding. Overnight stay in Phakding. Average trekking time is 03 to 04 hours.

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar [3,440 m] - (B/L/D): After breakfast we begin our trek deep into the Rhododendron and Pine forests and along the cultivated land. We cross the raging Dudh Kosh River twice on this day to enter the Sagarmatha National Park which is also listed in UNESCO world heritage site. We walk in the trail with mountain peaks like Nupla (5,885m), Kongde Ri (6,093m) and Thameserku (6,808m) majestically rising in the background. Namchhe Bazzar is the main trading point so you will see many yaks on your way carrying goods that will be transported to every part of Everest region.Overnight stay in Namchhe Bazzar. Average trekking time is 6 to 7 hours.

Day 04: Acclimatization day, day hike to Shyangboche [3,833 m] - (B/L/D): This is a rest day in Namchhe Bazzar for acclimatization. It is extremely important to have a extra day in Namchhe bazzar to adapt the changed climatic condition as the air pressure will be decreasing and you might find difficult to breathe. We will hike upto the Everest View Hotel in Shyangboche to catch the marvellous himalayan view of Mount Everest and Amadablam.Overnight stay in Namchhe Bazzar. Average trekking time is 2-3 hours.

Day 05: Namche Bazzar to Thame [3,820 m] - (B/L/D): We leave the famous Everest Base Camp trekking trail and turn left heading on the comparatively less trekked trail to Thame. The trail passes through the dense Rhododendron the end of the spur, the trail drops steeply to the Khumbu hydroelectric project plant and then turn to the Thame for night stay. Average trekking time is 5-6 hours.

Day 06: Thame to Lungdeng [4,500 m] - (B/L/D): We will continue on the path that is untouched by the modern civilization. The trek from Thame passes through the settlements of Taramga and Marulung where one can experience unique sherpa culture and warm hospitality of sherpa people along with the distinctive flora and fauna. Overnight stay In Lungdeng. Average trekking time is 5-6 hours.

Day 07: Lungden - Renjola Pass [5,415 m] - Gokyo Lake [4,790 m] - (B/L/D): This day is the main highlight of the trip. We will cross the fearsome Renjo La Pass (5,415m) where excellent treat to your eyes await. We descend down the Renjo La Pass crossing an iron bridge that takes you to the attractive Gokyo Lake. While we trek to Gokyo we will walk through many Yak Kharkas and get chance to observe the Lama footprints on a stone. Overnight stay at Gokyo Village. Average trekking time is 5-6 hours.

Day 08: Trek to Gokyo - Ri and back to Gokyo [4,750 m] - (B/L/D): We hike upto the famous gokyo Ri which provides sweeping view of Cho Oyu (8,153m), Gyachung Kang (7,922m), Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,501m).We then return back to Gokyo Valley on the same path we used earlier. Overnight stay in Gokyo Village.  Average trekking time is 6 to 7 hours.

Day 09: Trek to Phortse Tenga [3,860 m] - (B/L/D): From this day we begin to retrace our steps back and begin to descend. We descend down through the village of Machhermo where the last ever yeti activity was seen when it killed three yaks and attacked a Sherpa woman. The trail enters and exits many villages like Phang (4480m), Machhermo (4410m), Luza (4360m), Lopharma (4330m), Dole (4084m), Gyele (3960m) and Tongba (3950m). Towering Cho Oyu (8,201m), Clolatse (6335m), Khumbila (5765m) and Tawache (6542m) are always in the backround trekking along with us. Overnight stay in Phortse Tenga. Average trekking time is 6 to 7 hours.

Day 10: Trek to Namche [3,440 m] - (B/L/D): From Phortse Tenga we leave for Namchhe Bazzar after your breakfast. The trail descends through Phunki Tenga and Sanasa before entering into the Trade hub in Namchhe Bazzar. We can visit local shops for any mountain souvenir as there are many vendors in Namchhe Bazzar. We spend our third night in Namchhe Bazzar. Average trekking time is 4 to 5 hours.

Day 11: Trek to Lukla (2,652m) - (B/L/D): We begin our last day in the mountain on the same track to Lukla we trekked on earlier. We walk on a smooth trail to cross the Dudh Koshi River few times on this day and exit out of the Sagarmatha National Park. We climb out of the river valley to enter the village of Lukla for our last night in the Himalayas. Average trekking time is 6 hours.

Day 12: Fly Back to Kathmandu - (B): Our supporting crew member will be staying in Lukla so we fly back to Kathmandu as we say final Goodbye to our excellent team. After a 45 min picturesque flight you will be tranferred to the Hotel. This day can also be an additional day in mountain in case of any flight cancellation due to unfavourable weather conditions. The rest of the day is at Leisure.

Day 13: Free day in Kathmandu (1,330m) - (B): This is your last day in Kathmandu. This is a free day however you can visit different world heritage sites in Kathmandu such as ancient palaces of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan, Swyambhunath , Bouddhanath amd many other tourist attractions. Or you can walk down the streeths of Thamel for last minute shopping and good food. We are always ready to offer you some suggestions.

Day 14: Fly back home (1,330m) - (B): According to your flight, you will be dropped at the Tribhuwan International Airport by a representative from Adventure Treks Nepal.

Trip Cost Includes:

  • Arrival & Departure Transfers by private Car .
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Trekking Duffle Bag.
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during the Trekking.
  • Accommodation in simple Tea house (mountain lodge) while trekking.
  • Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu flight ticket with Airport Tax.
  • Trekking Porter with Insurance. (We Provide 01 Porter for 02 Pax).
  • Trekking Guide with insurance.
  • Everest Trekking Region map.
  • TIMS / National park /Conservation entry fees.
  • Government taxes.
  • Office services charge.

Trip Cost Excludes:

  • International Airfare.
  • Your travel insurance of any kind
  • Nepal entry Visa fee (US$ 40 for 30 days and US$ 25 for 15 days you should get visa open your arrival)
  • Drinks, Dessert, Juice, Mineral Water, Heater charge, Hot Shower during the Trekking and main meals in cities.
  • Tips for Guide, Porter and driver.

Weather information

We offer trekking in Nepal from mid-September to May. However within this period there are clear seasons in the weather. From early September the monsoon rains decrease. By mid-October through to December the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights and clear views. Daytime temperatures can reach 25-30 deg C at low altitude in October and nights can drop to below 0 deg C at higher altitudes.

Winter trekking, from December to February, offers cool to mild and clear days with often very cold nights. Daytime temperatures at low altitudes will be mild, around 20 deg C and at night may drop to 0 or as low as -10 deg C at the higher points. Occasionally winter storms can bring snow as low as 2500m.

In March the cold, dry winter season begins to give way to warmer, wetter spring conditions. Mornings are usually clear with cloud build-up occasionally bringing afternoon rainstorms. Daytime temperatures increase quickly in March, with temperatures of up to 30 deg C and mild nights at low altitudes. The increase in rainfall in the hills is more than compensated for by the spectacular displays of rhododendrons and other wildflowers at this time of year. Late spring conditions, as in April and May, are generally hot at low elevations and as the clouds build up to the next monsoon, daily afternoon rainstorms are common. This is a period that generally has clear weather at the higher altitudes and is traditionally a time when mountaineering expeditions commence their ascents.

The monsoon creates a rainy season in Nepal, which lasts from mid-June to mid-September. During this time the Nepal Himalaya is unsuitable for trekking, with the exception of a few remote valleys. We offer treks during this period in Low altitude Treks in the Nepal Himalaya, Tibet & India (Kulu, Ladakh).

The post-monsoon period: From early September the monsoon rain starts to decrease. By mid-October through to mid-December the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights and clear views. Daytime temperatures can reach 25-30 degrees Celsius at lower altitudes and decrease as you gain height. Over 3000 meters the daytime temperatures can vary as much as 10 to 20 degrees Celsius, and may be hotter or colder, depending on whether it is sunny or windy etc. At night at lower altitudes, temperatures do not normally drop much, although as you approach November it does get colder and the days shorter. Up high it can drop sharply at night, from 0 to minus 10 or 15 and more when camped on the ice or snow.

The pre-monsoon period:In March the cold, dry winter season begins to give way to warmer, wetter spring conditions. Mornings are usually clear with cloud build-up bringing occasional afternoon rainstorms. Views of the mountains in the middle of the day and afternoon may often be obscured. Daytime temperatures increase quickly in March with temperatures of up to 30 degrees Celsius and mild nights. At higher altitudes it is similar to the conditions of the post-monsoon period, however there is usually more snow, which has accumulated over the winter period. There are spectacular displays of rhododendrons and wildflowers at this time of year. Late spring conditions ie April and May, are generally hot at low elevations and as the clouds build up to the next monsoon, daily afternoon rainstorms are common.

List of Clothing Equipments & Personal Effects

  • Lightweight Trekking (walking) (Waterproof) boots and spare laces. If new one is being bought, “walk then in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.
  • A pair of track shoes for evening and walk around campsite.
  • Warm Jackets (Fiber fill or down) down should be adequate.
  • A rainproof jacket with hood or ponchos (Get guaranteed Waterproof)
  • Woolen shirts and thick sweaters.
  • A pair of lightweight/heavyweight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks.
  • Thermal underwear.
  • A tracksuit.
  • 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/skirts.
  • Few pairs of cotton T-shirts.
  • At least 1 lightweight long sleeved shirt is particularly to avoid sun born.
  • A woolen hat for morning and evening and Sun cap (Hat) during the day and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck..
  • A pair of gloves.
  • A pair of sandals to shower and campsite.
  • Few pair of thin and thick woolen socks.
  • Underwear: normal quantity and swimming costume.
  • Sleeping bags for night. (At least -20 Celsius)

Equipment and Accessories

  • Duffle bag or kit bag to carry gears while trekking. (We provide)
  • Daypack to carry personal day requirements. (25-30 Ltr) This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day
  • Water bottle.
  • Snow glasses and sunglasses.
  • 2-5 large plastic bags to separate clean and dirty clothes. Some small plastic bags for garbage.
  • Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can be by in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
  • Wallet or money belt with compartment for coins.
  • Headlamp or torch light with spare batteries and bulbs.Candles or lighter to burn toilet paper and to lit on.
  • Snow gaiters essential during winter and High Altitude trekking.
  • Walking poles. (If you like to have).
  • Camera with spare batteries and films
  • Reading materials, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional). Thermoses (optional)- an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photograph
  • First aid kit with enough Personal medicine.


    Physically prepare yourself:

    It is important that your body is adequately prepared for the physical challenges of trekking. It is thus important that you assess your own condition and train accordingly. In general, the fitter you are, the easier it will be for you to handle the rigors of the trek. A well-rounded training program would include strength training, aerobic cross training, and hiking (ideally at high altitude but not necessary).

Mentally prepare yourself

Mental preparation is often overlooked. You should always keep a positive state of mind, but not ignore the signals your body sends you. Your mental stamina will, without a doubt, make the most difficult parts of the trekachievable.

We will keep the packing list update asnew equipment becomes available. If you have reviews or suggestions please send us an email.

Trekking in Nepal need not be considered risky affair as far as your health is concerned. Nevertheless, preventive measures such as a through medical checkup and inoculations before you start trekking can save you from unexpected hazards. Since the remote places of Nepal are not supplied with necessities that are essential for modern medical facilities and as the rescue and evacuation are measured in days, it is imperative to make a comprehensive first aid box consisting of basic drugs and accessories as part of the paraphernalia for trekking. Modern dentistry is unknown in the hill of Nepal so it is advised to have a checkup before departure from home. Tooth fillings; sometimes loosen in cold temperatures and high altitudes, so it is recommended to have them checked. Travelers are requested to bring medicine prescribed by their doctor at home. Common medicine for stomach problems, headache, and malaria is available in Kathmandu. Medicine is usually not available in remote areas. So necessary medicine is advisable to carry with you. Before going to Nepal, it is advised to get injections against typhoid, meningitis and hepatitis.

OVERCOMING ALTITUDE PROBLEM: This is often known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), which is particularly a matter of important medical consideration while trekking in the Himalayas. Altitude Sickness means the effect of altitude on those who ascend too rapidly to elevations above 3000 meters. Early mountain sickness will manifest itself in headache, nausea, shortness of breath, fatigue; etc can be encountered as initials of the sickness. The major information source on prevention and treatment of the sickness is Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) and Adventure Treks Nepal (P). Ltd. is the confide life member of it. We assure every trekker that all our guides have followed the training conducted by HRA with the understated information.

CAUSE/FACTOR OF ALTITUDE SICKNESS
1. Less Oxygen
2. Low Pressure i.e. Barometric Pressure
3. Rapid Ascent
4. Possible Dehydration
5. Hypothermia TYPE OF ALTITUDE SICKNESS

  TYPES ALTITUDE SICKNESS
1. AMS - Acute Mountain Sickness
2. HAPE - High Altitude Pulmonary Edema
3. Hace - High Altitude Cerebral Edema

SYMPTOMS
1. (AMS) ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS
Mild symptom feels like hangover/not feeling good
a. Headache
b. Fatigue/Tiredness
c. Nausea
d. Shortness of breath
e. Loss of appetite
f. Sleep disturbance
g. Dizziness

2. (HAPE) HIGH ALTITUDE PULMONARY EDEMA (Water in lungs)
a. Increasing shortness of breath even at rest
b. Severe cough-dry/Productive
c. Very tired-Unusual fatigue while walking
d. High Pulse rate i.e. 110
e. Blueness of face, lips, finger nails that means inability to transport Oxygen into the blood

3. (HACE) HIGH ALTITUDE CEREBRAL EDEMA (Water in the head)
Severe symptoms of altitude sickness
a. Severe Headache
b. Vomiting
c. Walking like a drunk (Ataxia)
d. Mental confusion/Altered mental status
e. Irritable-Does not want to be bothered by other people
f. Unconsciousness or Coma
TEST - Tandem walking test, Heel to toe step fall off from the line.

DECISION MAKING
1. Find out the main problem i.e. at altitude. Assume all problems are Altitude Sickness unless proven otherwise.
2. If it is an altitude problem with mild symptoms, stay at the same altitude until the symptoms are completely gone. Take an Aspirin tablet, try to go up but listen to your body. If symptoms are worsening, go down.

PREVENTION
1. Acclimatization.
2. Do not make RAPID ASCENT; don't go too fast too high.
3. No alcohol, sleeping pills and smoking.
4. Drink more fluid 3-4ltrs a day… clean, boiled or treated water/tea/coffee/soup/juice etc.
5. Do not carry heavy packs.
6. Climb higher sleep lower.
7. Do not travel alone.

TREATMENT
1. DESCENT is the best medicine; do not wait for the Helicopter.
2. Medicine:
a. Oxygen.
b. Diamox…for AMS 125mg. Before dinner, for sleeping problem if feeling suffocated.
c. Nafedipine for HAPE
d. Steroids/Dexamethasone for HACE
3. Hyperbolic Bag - Gammow Bag
4. Golden Rules
a. Awareness of ALTITUDE SICKNESS
b. If you have mild symptoms, do not go higher. Take Aspirin.
c. If you have worsening symptoms, go down.
d. Do not leave your team member behind unattended, either trekker or porter.
5. IMPORTANT
a. Go up slowly.
b. Drink plenty of fluids (at least 3 liters per day)
c. Get all information about Altitude Sickness before your trekking tour that will make you confident to make your tour successful.

Our advice: Drink 3-4 ltr of water minimum a day, don't exhaust yourself so much and breathe deep and take rest more than usual.


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