Renjo La to Everest base camp trek is an adventurous journey through the high passes in Khumbu region. The trek begins from Lukla and you head to the Renjo La pass via Namche Bazaar. The route from Renjo La Pass cross over 5000 meters, covers Gokyo valley and Gokyo Ri that continually leads you through the technical Cho La Pass. Mt. Everest Base camp is the ultimate destination of this trek, which is a world class adventure for the trekkers.
The abundant Himalayan sceneries of the Everest region and the Sherpa cultural exploration makes Renjo La to Everest base camp trekking perfect for the trekkers around the world. The route of this trek goes through the core of the Himalayan route, where the mystery of alpine landscape, glaciers and Lakes entice you to the heaven of the world. The views of Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m), Mt. Thamserku (6623m), Mt. Nuptse (7816m) and others can be explored dramatically. As the trek includes various high passes and altitude climbing, physical fitness and acclimatization are essential. The trek offers further glorifying scenario, including the Tibetan Buddhist cultural heritages and religious lifestyle of the Sherpa people. Thame monastery, hidden Sherpa valley in the Gokyo, Tengbuche monastery on the descending route from Mt. Everest, Pangboche monastery and Namche Bazaar itself display the rich Tibetan Buddhist culture, cultural heritages and the remarkable Sherpa lifestyles in Khumbu region.
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Day 01Arrival day in Kathmandu Namaste and welcome to Nepal. Alpine Excursion Treks and expedition's representative welcome you warmly at the Tribhuwan International Airport and transfer to the hotel. You take rest and enjoy your meal in the evening. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02Sightseeing (shopping) day. After the breakfast, you set out for the sightseeing trip in the Kathmandu valley. Our expert tour guide shows you the UNESCO world heritage sites, which include Pashupatinath (the Hindu temple), Boudhanath (Buddhist stupa), Swayambhunath (Buddhist stupa and temple). Then, return back to the hotel. If you have to shopping, you have time to do. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03Flight to Lukla (2840m) and 3 hours trek to Phakding (2610m). 35 min fly/3 hrs walk We fly to Lukla early in the morning with the breathtaking views of the Everest Himalayan chain. In Lukla, we meet our further crew (if you required) and arranging the things, we proceed to Phakding, walking above the Dudh Koshi River and enjoying the valley views, potato fields and the forest. Overnight at lodge.
Day 04Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m). 5-6 hrs Today, we walk almost up and up to the Sherpa hub, known as Namche Bazaar. First we cross few suspension bridges and enter to the Sagarmatha National Park. The gradual uphill walk is exciting with the greenery views of the forest and we get the first glimpse of Mt. Everest. Reach to Namche Bazaar and take a rest. Overnight at lodge.
Day 05Rest and acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. As we are climbing in the alpine region, we need acclimatization to fit in the thin air region. After breakfast, we walk around Khumjung and Khunde. On your interest, we can walk up to the Everest View Hotel. Then we come back to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at lodge.
Day 06Trek to Thame (3800m). 4-5 hrs We have a gentle walk, but the rising altitude can be challenging enough. We pass various chhortens. As a first day excursion through the alpine altitude, we have only a few hours walk that helps you for acclimatization. Take a rest after reaching Thame. Overnight at lodge
Day 07Trek to Lungden (4380m). 6-7 hrs The more we walk higher, the fascinating scenery can be seen. Passing Tumla Kharka and Taranga, we reach to Marlung. Just a step ahead, there is our today's destination. Lungden is the base camp for the Renjo la pass, which is a wonderful place with beautiful surroundings. Overnight at lodge.
Day 08Trek to Gokyo over the Renjo La Pass (5360m). 8-9 hrs Among three high passes we do, Renjo La is the first we are going to deal. The wonderful views of Renjo Lake and the Relma Tso can be explored. Some of the exciting mountain views include Konngde view, alpine landscape, Makalu, Tengi Ragi Tau, Rolwaling Range and the stunning surroundings. Then we trek down to the Gokyo valley, beautifully resided beside a high Lake. Overnight at lodge.
Day 09Rest day (Climb up to Gokyo Ri (5357m). 5-6 hrs Early morning, we begin to hike towards the Gokyo Ri. It is an exciting viewpoint of the Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Lhotse and the vicinity peaks. The Ngozumba glacier adds more attraction on the trek, which is the longest glacier in the Khumbu region. We can enjoy climbing the Gokyo Peak and gradually retrace to the Gokyo valley and take a rest. Overnight at lodge.
Day 10Trek to Dragnag (4700m). 3-4 hrs We leave the Gokyo valley and head towards Dragnag after the breakfast. Enjoying the views of Makalu, Lhotse, Kusum Kanguru and the neighboring peaks, we head continually. We are on our next mission that is crossing the Cho La Pass, before that we take a rest at Dragnag. Overnight at lodge.
Day 11Trek to Cho La Pass (5368m) and descend to Zongla (4830m). 7-8 hrs Before the sun rises, we begin our grand excursion towards the Cho La Pass. It is challenging enough to deal with. The top of Cho La 5368 meters is a wonderful viewpoint of the peaks of the Khumbu region, including Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Lobuche peak and others. Crossing the Cho La Pass becomes highly challenging in winter due to the high snow fall. However, even in the normal season, there can be snow and the route becomes slippery and special attention should be paid along with using some basic climbing equipments. Then we climb down gradually to Dzongla. Overnight at lodge.
Day 12Trek to Labuche (4990m). 5-6 hrs The previous experience of passing two high passes, we find it easy to deal the gentle trekking trail though in the alpine altitude. With the physical fitness, we walk gradually From Dzongla to Labuche enjoying the views around, of the mountains and the glaciers. Thamserku, Kangtega and other peaks can be seen frequently. We reach to Labuche and take a rest. Overnight at lodge.
Day 13Trek to Gorakshep (5140m) 6/7 hours. The uphill trail becomes challenging with the increasing altitude. We pass the Italian Research center and cross the Lobuche Pass at 5110 meters and finally reach to Gorakshep. Overnight at lodge.
Day 14Early morning ascend to Kalapatthar (5550 meters) and return to Gorakshep. Early in the morning, we climb up to the Kalapatthar. From the trail, we can enjoy the views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse face, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Taboche, Cholatse, Lobuche East and Pumori on the near horizon. We have enough time to enjoy taking photographs of the golden sunrise and enjoy looking around. Then, we descend to Gorakshep. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 15Trek to Everest Base Camp (5300 meters) and return to Pheriche. 6-7 hrs We hike to the Everest Base Camp this morning through the new moraine route. On the way, we can see the fabulous views of Pumori, Nuptse and other stunning peaks. Everest view today is available only before reaching to Everest Base Camp. The trail is not that much technical, but the higher altitude makes it tough. Then, we descend to Gorakshep. After the lunch, we trek down to Pheriche. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 16Trek to Pangboche (3910m). 6-7 hrs (visit the oldest monastery of the Everest region). After having breakfast, we trek down to Pheriche and trek down further to Pangboche. Following the Imja Khola, we reach to Orsho, Somare and finally to Pangboche, the place, where the oldest monastery of the Khumbu region lies. The centuries old Pangboche Gompa is surrounded by various chhortens. Overnight at lodge.
Day 17Trek to Namche via Tengbuche monastery. 6-7 hrs From Pangboche, we trek down to Deboche and through the stone steps, we reach to Tengbuche, other widely renowned cultural spots of the Tibetan Buddhists. This is richly loaded by the spirituality. Via Phunki Tenga, we gradually descend to the Namche Bazaar. Overnight at lodge.
Day 18Trek to Phakding. 5-6 hrs Almost, the trail is just downhill. We begin after breakfast and finally, check out from the Sagarmatha National Park check point. Crossing various steel bridges, we finally reach to Phakding, which is comparatively a short walk. Overnight at lodge.
Day 19Trek to Lukla (2840m) 3/4 hours. We trek back to Lukla from Phakding. It’s a gentle walk through the easy trail. The view of the Dudh Koshi valley can be seen stunning. Arriving at Lukla, we bid farewell to the porters (if we have) and have a memorable evening. Overnight at lodge.
Day 20Fly back to Kathmandu Today, we fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu enjoying the Everest region snow covered peaks. From the airport, you will be transferred to hotel. Then you have a whole day to shower and rest. Overnight at lodge.
Day 21Shopping day (Sightseeing) day After the tiresome excursion, today you have your own day. It may be valuable to do shopping and buy souvenirs for your family members and your friends. Then you can have a relax time. Overnight at lodge.
Day 22Finale departure day The last day of the trip, the representative of the Alpine Excursion Treks and Expedition drops you to the airport. Thank you for joining us for your memorable trip. See you again.
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