What are the major attractions of Renjo-La Pass via Phaplu Trek?
Wonderful view of Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Makalu (8463m) Mt. Numbur (6958 m.) and various other mountains and peaks from different locations.
Witness the breath-taking the views of Mt. Cho Oyu, Makalu and the Ngozumba glacier from the Gokyo Ri.
Enjoy The rhododendron forest, delighting landscape and brilliant views of the valleys
Renjola Pass via Phaplu Trek is one of the popular treks in the Everest region of Nepal, having a different gateway. It shows the abundant trekking packages in this region. The trek is highly suitable for both aspects: to enjoy the ethnic culture in the lower altitude part and to enjoy the Everest high pass trekking, which is ultimately connected to the Gokyo valley and Gokyo Ri.
The beginning part of this trek is uniquely diverse than the usual trail that begins from Lukla. You pass various ethnic communities that are rich in traditional lifestyle and hospitality. The rhododendron forest, delighting landscape and brilliant views of the valleys can be seen superb. Once it enters into the Sagarmatha National Park, the scenery becomes more versatile and the Himalayan views begin to appear closer. The Sherpa valleys of Namche Bazaar and Khumjung are superb. Taking the clockwise route via Thame, it crosses the 5360 meters Renjo La high pass, which is a wonderful viewpoint of Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Makalu (8463m) Mt. Numbur (6958 m.) and various other mountains and peaks from different locations. The pass is not only challenging but also highly favorable to explore those Himalayan scenery from the closer distance. Gokyo valley is the final destination of this trek that lies beside the large blue lake. It is further rewarding with the witness of Mt. Cho Oyu, Makalu and the Ngozumba glacier from the Gokyo Ri. Phaplu to Renjola pass trek concludes in lukla after descending all the way via Namchebazaar.
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Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02 : Rest (documents preparation) day in Kathmandu
Day 03 : Flight to Phaplu (2469m) from Kathmandu
Day 04 : Trek to Bhotekharka (3100m) 6-7 hrs
Day 05 : Trek to Thulodhunga (1750m) 5-6 hrs
Day 06 : Rest and Local cultural observation day and others activities
Day 07 : Trek to Kharikhola (2040m) 6-7 hrs
Day 08 : Trek to Paiya (2730m) 6-7 hrs
Day 09 : Trek to Phakding (2610m) 5-6 hrs
Day 10 : Trek to Namche (3440m) 6-7 hrs
Day 11 : Rest and Acclimatization day in Namche
Day 12 : Trek to Thame (3800m) 5-6 hrs
Day 13 : Rest and acclimatization day in Thame (3800m)
Day 14 : Trek to Lungdhen (4380m) 6-7 hrs
Day 15 : Trek to Gokyo over the Renjo La Pass (5360m). 8-9 hrs
Day 16 : Rest day (Climb up to Gokyo Ri (5357m) and trek down to Machhermo (4470m). 5-6 hrs
Day 17 : Trek to Khumjung (3780m) 6-7 hrs
Day 18 : Trek to Phakding 6-7 hrs
Day 19 : Trek to Lukla 3-4 hrs
Day 20 : Fly back to Kathmandu and shoping
Day 21 : Final Departure
Note: Above trekking hours and distances are approximate, and absolutely for general idea only.
Immigration of Nepal offers visa on arrival to most of the foreign nationals except few countries. The fees structure are available based on the number of stay.
Visa Fee Structure for on arrival Visa:
15 Days – 25 USD
30 Days – 40 USD
90 Days – 100 USD
Detailed information on Visa Information for Nepal is available in official Website.
You can apply for visa online via official website of Department of Immigration
Everest Region Entry Fee and Permit Details:
Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Municipality Entry Fee at Lukla NPR 2000
Sagarmatha National Park Fee at Manjo NPR 3,390
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Day 01Arrival 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 02Rest (documents preparation) day in Kathmandu Today, you have to be prepared for the trip of the upcoming day, with the documentation work and shopping. If you are prepared for that, you can go for the half day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu that takes you to the UNESCO world heritage sites. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03Flight to Phaplu (2469m) from Kathmandu In the morning, we fly from Kathmandu to Phaplu. It’s a short flight that offers the breathtaking views of the snowy peaks, including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Numbur Himal and Dudhkunda peak. Landing at Phaplu, take the rest. Overnight at lodge.
Day 04Trek to Bhotekharka (3100m) 6-7 hrs After breakfast, with the breathtaking views of Mt. Numbur, we climb up through the pine forest, a very cool and dramatic forest also gives you very realistic natural sceneries. During the way we can see various kinds of flowers and many other plants. After climbing around 3 hours, we reach to Ratnange danda (3260 m.) which is very popular place for views. From the view tower of Ratnange Danda (3260 m.) we can see many mountains including Mt. Everest. After viewing natural sceneries we eat pack lunch then we move around 2 hours street way then trek down up to Bhotekharkharka (3100 m.) through the Rhododendron forest. Overnight at Tent.
Day 05Trek to Thulodhunga (1750m) 5-6 hrs Around 6.30 am we wake up with the beautiful sounds of various kinds of birds which are found in rhododendron forest of Bhotekharka (3100 m.). With very unique smell of flowers and the spectacular mountains views we drink tea and take breakfast at open garden. After breakfast we walk into the forest around 30 minutes where we can see more than 12 kind of rhododendron, more than 20 kinds of orchids and many other flowers and plants. Sometime we can also see the wild animals like deer, mosk deer, and wild birds. In a very dense forest somewhere we can also see the open land where domestic animals like Yaks, cows are kept. After then we trek down to lunch place around 2 hours. During the trek in between Bhotekharka and Thuldodhung our staffs will manage very hot lunch in open space. After lunch we trek down again around 3 hours and reach to Thulodhunga village. Overnight at Tent/lodge.
Day 06Rest and Local cultural observation day and others activities We have a rest and exploration day. We enjoy walking around the village and explore the lifestyle of the local people and their cultural pattern. Overnight at Tent/lodge.
Day 07Trek to Kharikhola (2040m) 6-7 hrs From Thulodhunga, we begin to trek to Kharikhola. From the way, we can get the picturesque scenery of Salleri. The monasteries of the village represent mystical touch with Tibetan Buddhism. Reaching to the next ridge, the views of Lukla, Nunthala valley can be explored. Then we trek down through the forest, pass the Nunthala village and continue trek down, cross the Dudhkoshi River and get up to Jubing. After a couple of hours walking up hill, we reach to Kharikhola. Kharikhola is a densely populated village of the Magar ethnic group. Overnight at Tent/lodge.
Day 08Trek to Paiya (2730m) 6-7 hrs After the breakfast, we begin today's trek via Bupsa. Then the trek goes through the Oak forest via khari Pass. The views become more spectacular. The trail becomes smooth and easy mountain trail. Gradually, we reach to Paiya, just one step to go to combine the trekkers from Lukla. Overnight at Tent/lodge.
Day 09Trek to Phakding (2610m) 5-6 hrs From Paiya, we begin to walk via Chheubash and walk further through the oak forest. Reaching Surke with a downhill climb, we climb up again enjoying the local sceneries and the sherpa dominated village. Passing the ChauriKharka, we reach to Phakding. Overnight at Tent/lodge.
Day 10Trek to Namche (3440m) 6-7 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 Tent/lodge.
Day 11Rest and Acclimatization day in Namche As we are climbing to 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 Tent/lodge.
Day 12Trek to Thame (3800m) 5-6 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 rest reaching Thame. Overnight at Tent/lodge.
Day 13Rest and acclimatization day in Thame (3800m) It's time to take an acclimatization rest. We begin to walk around after the breakfast. First we visit the Thame monastery, which is a place of interest to explore the Buddhism. Then we hike to the Sunder Peak and back to Thame. Overnight at Tent/lodge.
Day 14Trek to Lungdhen (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 (4380 m.) is the base camp for Renjo la pass, which is a wonderful place with beautiful surroundings. Overnight at Tent/lodge.
Day 15Trek 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 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 Tent/lodge.
Day 16Rest day (Climb up to Gokyo Ri (5357m) and trek down to Machhermo (4470m). 5-6 hrs Early morning, we begin to hike towards the Gokyo Ri (5357 m.). 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 Tent/lodge.
Day 17Trek to Khumjung (3780m) 6-7 hrs We make a long descend today. After breakfast, we begin to trek down via Luza and Dole. Continuing, we pass Phortse Thanga and passing the birth place of Lama Sange Dorje we reach to khumjung. It is a hugely populated Sherpa community, where several monasteries and chhortens lie. Overnight at Tent/lodge.
Day 18Trek to Phakding 6-7 hrs First, we gradually descend to the Namche Bazaar. Then we trek down almost through the downhill trail. 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 Tent/lodge.
Day 19Trek to Lukla 3-4 hrs 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 Tent/lodge.
Day 20Fly back to Kathmandu and shoping Today, we fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu enjoying the Everest region snow covered peaks. From the airport, you will be transferred to hotel. It may be valuable to do the shopping and buy souvenirs for your family members and your friends. Then you can have a relax time. Overnight at Tent/lodge.
Day 21Final Departure 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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