Renjo Pass /Everest Base Camp Trekking

One of the most exciting and challenging treks in Khumbu region, the trip explores Everest base camp, Cho La pass, and Renjo-la. Renjo Pass Everest Base Camp Trekking is a long trek for adventure lovers to the base of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world.

The trek is a mixture of adventure, culture, and natural beauty within 3 weeks. It explores Namche, Thame, and Lukla (home to Sherpas) and other places en-route with their own unique cultures. One can experience the lifestyle of different ethnicities with their feasts and festivals in Kathmandu as well.

The trek moves from green fields and yak pastures to the snow-capped Himalayan giants of Khumbu region. You can enjoy the landscape, beautiful flora and the imposing mountain peaks from the trail. The highlights of the trek are the beautiful valleys, passes, and peaks that include


– High passes like Cho-la pass (5368 m) and Renjo la pass (5360 m)

– Peaks like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Makalu and others.

– Gokyo valley with its frozen lakes, glaciers, and passes

– Everest base camp

– Sherpa settlements and monasteries in Tengboche and Dingboche

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu

One of our representatives will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. You will enjoy an authentic Nepali dinner and will stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding

We will take an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The 35 minutes long flight is exciting as we fly over tall buildings to fields and the mountains of Khumbu region. We land in Lukla airport, one of the most dangerous and exciting airports in the world.

From here, we walk across Dudh Koshi valley, crossing the river in suspension bridges to reach Ghat. After that we cross a ridge to finally reach Phakding. We stay here overnight.

Day 3: Phakding – Namche Bazaar

On this day too, we move along the Dudh Koshi valley the entire day. We cross the river several times on suspension bridges covered with prayer flags. After the last crossing, we make a steep climb before reaching Jorsale. We pass through pine forests with the splendid peaks in the background to reach Namche. We spend the night here.

Day 4: Namche Bazaar (Rest Day)

We rest in Namche, the last village in the region, to acclimatize to the increasing altitudes. There is a school, a hospital and Syangboche airstrip to visit here. It is a tourist hub with a number of hotels and shops to buy trekking gear. There are a few options to make a day’s hike to the nearby villages.

First, we hike to Khunde and from there move to Khumjung, the largest village in the area. This village at the foot of Khumbila peak is famous for its bakery and museum at the highest altitude in the world. After enjoying the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and others we return back to Namche.

Day 5: Namche – Thame

From Namche, we take the route to the west that leads to Thame. Travelling on a leveled trail we reach Bhote Koshi Valley. The prayer flags, Mani walls and carved stones in the trail are important to the Tibetan-Buddhists of the area.  From Bhote Koshi, the trail ascends steeply to Thame where we see Teng Kangpoche and Kwangde peaks. Thame Gompa is a famous site here, located above the village overlooking the valley. It is known for the spring celebration of the Mani Rimdu festival. We stay here overnight.

Day 6: Thame to Langdhen

From Thame, we take trails that are mostly uphill climbs to Langdhen. We pass through walled, Sherpa villages with their unique cultures. If we are lucky we also see some flora and fauna of the region. As we follow our route, we also meet yak caravans that trek along the trail leading to Langdhen. We spend the night here.

Day 7: Langdhen to Gokyo

On this day, we complete a long and difficult trek to Gokyo Lake via Renjo la pass. The trail makes steep ups and downs as we pass through sandy ridges. We walk past streams, rocks, yak pastures and the twin Renjo lakes. Along the way, we enjoy the magnificent views of Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Mount Everest, and others. After enjoying the great views from the top, we descend and then walk on leveled trail to reach Gokyo Lake. We stay here overnight.

Day 8: Gokyo (Rest day)

We stay around Gokyo on this day to acclimatize and explore the beautiful area. We make an early morning steep climb up to Gokyo RI at 5357m. We enjoy the spellbinding views of Ngozumpa glacier, Gokyo valley, and the Himalayan range in Khumbu region. We can spot Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest, Makalu, Cholatse, Tobuche, and other peaks in the region. After a tranquil experience, we return back to Gokyo to spend the night.

Day 9: Gokyo – Dragnag

From Gokyo, we walk past the second lakes and Ngozumpa glacier to finally reach Dragnag. We spend the night here.

Day 10: Dragnag – Cho La – Dzongla

This is a long and difficult day that requires an early start. Cho la pass is a highlight of the trip which is difficult due to the steep, icy trails and glacier traverse in the eastern side. We walk on rocky, steep and vertical trails that can be slippery. We climb through a ravine and rocky trail to finally reach Phedi. From here, we ascend to greater heights accompanied by enchanting views of the peaks.

After we pass through the side of a frozen lake, we reach the top of Cho la pass decorated with prayer flags. We get clear, spellbinding views of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Lobuche, Baruntse, and others from the top. After passing through some crevasses, we reach Dzongla with views of the peaks along with Pheriche village below. We spend the night here.

Day 11: Dzongla – Lobuche

The trek from Dzongla is a short, beautiful trail that leads to the beautiful village of Lobuche. We spend the night here and rest for the remainder of the trek.

Day 12: Lobuche – EBC – Gorakshep

From Lobuche, we walk through the lateral moraine of Khumbu glacier. After a while, we make an ascent to reach Thangma Riju from where we enjoy 360 degree panoramic views of the Khumbu peaks. We climb through Changri glacier where we get the first glimpse of Kala Patthar. We reach Gorakshep and enjoy the views of the Himalayan giants including the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest.

After enjoying lunch at such high altitude, we take an excursion to Everest base camp. We take the trail past Gorakshep Lake and through Indian army mountaineer memorials. We see the trekkers’ tents being set up for Everest expeditions; some of which are cozy enough to give us a sensation of a luxurious Everest Trek. Mount Everest is not visible from here. We return back to Gorakshep for the night.

Day 13: Gorakshep – Kalapathar- Dingboche

From Gorakshep, the trek to Kalapathar mostly constitutes of steep climbs and bends. Kalapathar is a thump in the Khumbu region with its summit at 5545m. From here, we can enjoy the sunrise view along with the peaks like Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kusum Kanggru, Thamserku and many others. We also explore lakes and icefalls in the area along with the intimidating views of Pumori and Everest right in front of us.

After the excursion, we trace our steps back to Gorakshep and then continue towards Lobuche. After crossing a river, we take the trail on the left leading to Dingboche. It is an easy descent to Dingboche where we spend the night.

Day 14: Dingboche – Chhukung RI – Dingboche

It is a rest day that we spend exploring the Dingboche area. After visiting the Dingboche monastery, we start out excursion to Chhukung village. From the village we make a steep climb to the Chhukung RI for the panoramic views of the surrounding peaks. We trace our steps back to Dingboche where we spend the night.

Day 15: Dingboche – Tengboche

From Dingboche, the route mostly makes steep descents crossing through various villages. After some time we reach Tengboche, one of the favorite destinations of this region. It is famous for the Tengboche monastery atop a hill which overlooks the valley. We get to witness majestic peaks like Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and others in the region. We stay here overnight.

Day 16: Tengboche – Namche Bazaar

From Tengboche, we pass through pine and rhododendron forests as well as waterfalls to finally reach Namche. Namche is a famous hub with lodges and shops where all the people in the route get to socialize with each other. We spend the night here.

Day 17: Namche Bazaar – Phakding

From Namche, there is a difficult descent through rocky cliffs to reach Dudh Koshi River. After crossing a suspension bridge, the trails levels and passes through lush green land to finally reach Phakding. We spend the night here.

Day 18: Phakding – Lukla

It is a short, easy walk to Lukla as we enjoy the sceneries in the crowded trails. We stay the night here.

Day 19: Lukla – Kathmandu

We take a flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla airport. It is considered to be one of the most dangerous airstrips in the world for the short runway and the presence of a cliff and hill just in front of it. We fly from over the mountains to the busy city of Kathmandu. We end our journey in Kathmandu.

Day 20: Leisure day and Farewell dinner

We have a leisure day for sightseeing around Kathmandu. We can visit the Durbar squares, temples and stupas of the city. We can also buy pashmina, thangka, statues as souvenirs. We finally entertain you with a farewell dinner in the evening.

FAQs on Trekking in Nepal

Nepal is a paradise filled with natural flora and fauna. From the plain lands of Terai to the high Himalayas, there is diversification and singularity in every aspect. This is what makes Nepal so unique.

Due to variation in the topography and altitudes, Nepal has been famously spotted as a diverse Trekking Region. Nepal offers normal trekking routes starting from 2000m (Dhampus Trek, Ghandruk Trek) to 5500m (Everest Base Camp). And I can tell you that every single trek has its own peculiarity and adventure.

You may have a lot of queries regarding trekking in Nepal. In this article, I have tried to answer some of them.

Is it safe to travel in Nepal?

After the devastating earthquake in 2015, every visitor has had this common question in mind. And the answer is yes, it is safe to travel in Nepal. You can come here and enjoy without any hesitation or second thoughts.

After the quake, numerous reconstruction activities have been done and many are even going on. So, you will be witnessing a different outlook of the country. If you are willing, you can even lend a hand financially or through volunteering for reconstruction in the remote areas.

How is the current political scenario in Nepal?

The political situation in Nepal is facing a transitional shift. Nepal is in the process of adopting a federal structure of governance form.  From the political view, there are not many obstacles as you might think.

How can I get a Nepal visa for arrival?

You can get your arrival visa at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Most of the people can obtain a visa on entry to Nepal. Some countries’ visa will need to be arranged prior traveling.

The price of visa depends on the number of days you will be staying. $25 is for 15 days from the date of issue, $40 for 30 days and $100 for 90 days tourist visa. You will need two passport size photos. Other documents are not required.

You can apply for an online visa through ( ).

Do you have any pickup facility from the airport on arrival and departure?

Yes, our company has a pick-up facility as a complementary policy. At your arrival, our agency airport representative will pick you up from the airport. You can recognize us at the spot easily through our company’s name card.

And when you complete your trip, we will drop you back.

What type of insurance should I get? How can I get it?

We advise you to get your general travel and medical insurance cover from your respective country. In Nepal, you should buy medical and mountain evacuation insurance for traveling. But, we don’t offer mountain rescue insurance here.

Who can go on the trips?

Our trips are designed for everyone who has a love for outdoor adventure and cultural experience. Of course, some trips may be a bit difficult for people who are physically unfit.

In such cases, you need to choose only those trips that suit you best. Please contact for prior management.

What if I am a solo traveler? Is there any supplementary service for singles?

Not a problem at all. Many of our customers are traveling single. You also have the option to join a small group or another solo traveler.

Even if you are a single traveling woman, you need not worry. You will not face any kind of awkwardness.

Yes. There is an extra charge for traveling alone. Please contact us to find out more.

Do I really need a trekking guide?

According to recent changes in policy, trekking guides are almost mandatory for trekking in Nepal for everyone. It is to ensure safety and protection of all visiting tourists.

Plus, the journey will be a lot more informative and memorable with guides. S/he will be your friend and company during the journey.

But if you are well experienced and have trekked before as well, you may not require one. But if you are with a guide, it will be easy for you to tackle any problems during the trek.

Do I need a porter?

This part completely depends on your choice. If you think you are able to carry backpacks on your own, you can avoid them. If not, it is better to hire one.

You can have double benefits as well. As porters may have knowledge about the trails and settlements, you may not even require a guide.

Do you have tailor-made trips?

Yes. If there is any specific place that you want to visit that is not on our itinerary or if you want to combine trips or do multiple treks, we can surely arrange that. Send us your ideas and we will work with you to put together a customized trip of a lifetime.

When is the best time to visit Nepal for trekking?

Spring and Autumn season can be considered as the best time for trekking in Nepal.

October to November is the most popular time for trekking in Nepal. As it is the post monsoon period, the climate is clear and the mountains have an amazing view.

After that, March to May is the second most popular time. This pre-monsoon time has warmer weather with good visibility.

Besides, short tea house treks can be done during the winter season as well. I suggest you guys not to make plans for treks during monsoon and winter as far as possible.

How difficult is trekking in Nepal?

Nepal is known worldwide for its adventurous and interesting trekking spots. You certainly need to keep in mind that the journey will be challenging.

The toughness of the trekking depends on its altitude, grade, and location. There are different gradings for trekking such as; easy, medium, challenging, and demanding. You can make your choice depending on these grades.

Regarding time, you will be trekking 5 to 7 hours per day for altitudes ranging from 3000m to 8848m. But again, it will depend on the type of trek.

So no need to be afraid! You will enjoy extreme wilderness untouched by modern development. You will be grateful for the thrill and adventure of exploring the exotic nature.

How long will be the trekking period?

The period of trekking will depend on its type and grades.

As I have already mentioned about the grading of trekking, the most challenging treks will be for more than 4 weeks. The easy type of trek completes in about 1-3 days whereas the moderate will take about a week. The days taken cannot be exactly calculated as it might depend on weather conditions and other emergencies.

How fit should I be for the trekking?

You should be mentally and physically prepared for the trekking. The success of trekking wholly depends on you. We suggest you choose the trekking routes that suit your fitness level. Obviously, shorter treks are easier than longer ones. The longer treks will require a better standard of fitness.

So, be in your best physical form. Believe in yourself and move on!

What are tea houses and camping trekking? Is it possible here?

Teahouse trekking and camping trekking are the two general types of trekking in Nepal.

Teahouse trekking is the most popular type of trekking in Nepal. It is available in the trekking regions of Annapurna, Everest, Langtang, and Manaslu.

In this type, you will get good accommodation and fooding with a variety of items in the menu including Nepali Dal Bhat.

Camping trekking means making a full camp, carrying everything for the whole trip and getting along for the destination. In this type, you will fully cater for camping. You (or porters or packed animals) will carry all the camping gears including food, tents, sleeping bags, medical kits, etc.

You will be pitching your camps wherever suitable. You will be accompanied by a guide, cooks, porters, and sometimes a packed animal.

As compared to the tea house trekking, camping trekking is a bit difficult.

What types of food will be served during the trekking?

All kinds of food, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food will be mostly available. But, I recommend you to eat vegetarian during the trekking period. It will be more hygienic and physically helpful.

About food standards in tea houses, the fruit and vegetables are hygienic and well soaked in iodine before cooking. Food will be simple and homely reflecting the Nepali culture. Continental and international cuisine can be also served (depending upon the places).

Most of the lodges serve boiled and filtered water, safe for drinking. If you want, you can buy bottled mineral water as well.

Will there be any telephone/internet facilities at higher altitudes?

Most of the villages along the popular trekking routes have good coverage of cell phone and internet.

The Wi-Fi service is slowly becoming popular. You can also find telephones for international calls. But, these extra services will cost you extra money.

What do I need to carry on the trek?

If you hire a porter, he will carry your luggage and belongings. A porter will carry up to 50 kg of load.

You should remember to carry a small day-sack, fleece jacket, waterproof clothes, warm hat, sunhat, sun-cream, water bottle, first aid kit and water purification kit. Besides, you can carry any other stuff you think is important.

What is AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness)? Can I suffer from AMS?

Altitude sickness is one of the major problems you may face during trekking in higher altitudes. It is also referred to as AMS. AMS is a kind of dizziness due to failure to adapt to the surrounding.

A severe headache, nose bleeding, rapid heartbeat, instant respiration, nausea, vomiting, coughing etc. are the common symptoms of AMS. Your lungs and brain will be the most affected during AMS. If you get any such indications, you have to be immediately moved to lower altitudes.

The chances of AMS cannot be predicted exactly. It sometimes depends on the surrounding and on your diet as well.

I recommend you to take proper advice and medication regarding AMS before you hit the road.

What happens in the case of emergency?

If you get in an emergency, we are ready to reach out and help you anyhow. Plus, our guides are properly trained to tackle such situations.

In the case of physical problems, the guides will help you out with their basic knowledge. If a serious emergency occurs, rescue operation by helicopter is available. Their expenses will be recovered from your insurance company.

Additionally, you have to be mentally and physically prepared for everything that might come on your way.

What currency should I bring?

We advise you to bring US dollars/British pounds/Euros to pay for your visa, trip cost, and other expenses. Almost all the major currencies are usually accepted. But, it is always better to travel with US dollars.

What essential documents/items do I need to bring along with me?

You must bring a valid passport, a copy of your travel insurance, cash, necessary tickets, emergency contact numbers of insurance and family members and the required medications you will/might need.

Are your staffs fully insured?

Yes! Our guides, cooks, Sherpas, and porters are fully equipped and insured as well. They are all experienced and have adequate knowledge about trekking. You will surely have a great time with them.

Can I extend the period of trek?

The itinerary that we provide you is a type of guideline and a standard pattern only. So, the schedule can be modified according to your time and requirements. We provide both types of trekking, tea house, and camping.

Please do contact or email us for the latest updated info.

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