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Everest Base Camp, Cho la and Renjo La Pass


Everest Khumbu Region


5,550 Meters






21 Days


Lukla - EBC - Cho la - Renjo la

Walking Hours

5-7 Hours a day


Hotel / Lodge / tea house


Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner during the trek


Kathmandu / Lukla / Kathmandu


Kathmandu / Kathmandu

Group Size

2-15 Person

Best Season

Feb, Mar, Apr, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
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Everest Renjo La and Cho La Pass Trekking is a very popular trekking destination for trekkers who want to adventure high passes in the World. It offers magnificent views of the highest mountains including Mt. Everest mountains. We will closely observe ancient Sherpa settlements, Sherpa Culture and Buddhist religion.  Everest is also home to such wild animals as musk deer, Himalayan Thar, and Nepal’s national bird Pheasant on the way. Renjo La and Cho La Pass Trekking begin with a dramatic scenic flight to Lukla and the trek starts downhill to the Dudh Koshi River passing through many local villages en route.

This trek will take us to the best viewpoint of Kala Patthar (5,545m) from where you can see more than 30 of the highest mountains along with Mt. Everest, Everest Base Camp, and the snowy glacier. In addition, you can also visit the Buddhist Monasteries, explore hidden Yeti legends, meet the friendly Sherpa people and observe rare Himalayan flora and fauna. This trek has breathtaking mountain scenery as it trails through sherpa’s villages, rhododendron forests, terraced fields, and summer pastures for yak grazing–before moving into the stark landscape of glaciers and ice. On the way, we get a chance to visit monasteries in the heart of Sherpa country, where you can observe the monk's daily prayers. You’ll also hike to the Khumbu glacier to visit the iconic Everest Base Camp, where climbers following the steps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay prepared for their summit attempts.

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Arrival at Kathmandu (1345 m)

Upon arrival meet and assist by Parikrama Treks representative. Transfer to hotel for rest. On the way, one can enjoy the view of the UNESCO world heritage site Pashupatinath Temple.

Sightseeing and Permits preparation

Today you will visit some of the best UNESCO heritage of Kathmandu. We will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, and Bauddhanath. In the meantime, the Parikrama Treks team will complete all the necessary paper works.

Flight to Lukla (30 min), Trek To Phakding (2652m / 3 hours)

Today we take an early flight to Hilltop destination Lukla. We will meet with our crew waiting for arrival at the airport. We start the trek with a walk to Cheplung village. From here we can get a small glimpse of the Mountain. Later we reach Phakding through green landscape and striking views of Kusum Kangaru.

Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m / 6 hours)

Today we start by heading to Jorsale Village. We will also get an entry to Sagarmatha National Park. On the trail, we will have a stunning journey with natural beauty. We walk past on old mani walls carved with prayers in the Tibetan language. With the strenuous climb, we will reach Namche Bazaar inhabited by Sherpa people.

Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar- Everest View Hotel- Namche

Today we will rest to get the body used to the higher elevation of above 3000 meters. We spend our day enjoying and exploring the picturesque Namche Bazaar. If interested we can also go for a hike to Syangboche airport located at 37000 meters. Later we can further hike to Everest View Hotel. We will have a spectacular view of Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse.

Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3860m / 5 hours)

Today we head on an easy trail leading to the Dudh Koshi Valley at Phungki Thanka. We will then proceed to make our way to the right coast of Dudh Koshi Valley. From here we will reach Tengboche Monastery located at the height of 3860m. The monastery is one of the biggest monasteries located in the higher elevation. From here we can see Mount Ama Dablam and Mount Everest and other mountains. 

Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m / 5 hours)

Today we voyage across the bridge suspended over the Imja Khola. Later we move down to Debouche from Tengboche and then ascend to a place called Pangboche. lying between abundant Mani stones. Then, we will climb up to a heavenly little Sherpa settlement called Dingboche. It is a popular “Summer Valley” that encompasses graceful views. From here we can see Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Island Peak.

Rest at Dingboche, Visit Nagerjun (5100m), and Return (6 Hours)

Today is another acclimatization day at Dingboche. We can also hike to Nagerjun. It lies above Dingboche on the edge of the Chhukung Valley. We get to e enjoy the panoramic views of Lobuche East 6119m, Lobuche West 6145m, Kangtega 6685m. We can also see Taboche Peak 6367m, Thamserku 6608m, and Ama Dablam (6856m). Later we return back to Dingboche.

Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m / 5 Hours)

Today we start our hike from Dhungla and ascending to a small trail above Pheriche Valley. We will reach Chupki Lhara with rock-strewn oblique trails. The path follows further down to the highest glacier in the world; Khumbu Glacier. The views like Khumbutse, Mahalangur, Lingtren, and Pumori from the moraine are amazing. On the way, you’ll also notice a line of stone memorials of  Sherpa and climbers.  They are in commemoration of people who lost their lives on Everest expeditions. Later we will climb through the glacier terminals to reach Lobuche. 

Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364m) and return to Gorekshep (5181m / 8 hours)

Today we will get to see the sight of the world’s highest glacier, the Khumbu Glacier. Walking for about 2-3 hours from Lobuche, we will get to Gorekshep. Further, we proceed to hike all the way to the  Everest Base Camp. After spending time at Everest Base Camp we return back to Gorakshep.

Hiking To Kalapattar (5545m) and Trek to Dzongla (4830m / 7 hrs)

Today we hike to the finest mountain viewpoint Kalapattarto enjoy the sunrise view. We will witness Mount Everest and the spectacular Himalayan ranges. Later we will trek back to Gorekshep for hot breakfast and then descend to Dzongla.

Trek to Dragnak/Thangna (4700m) Via Crossing Cho La Pass (5420m / 7 hours)

We begin the day by climbing to Cho-la crossing over and descending to Thangna. Cho La pass is one of the risky and most adventurous passes in the Everest region. Once we cross Cho La Pass we will descend down to Thangna.

Trek To Gokyo Lakes (4790m / 3 hours)

Today we will hike to Gokyo Lake crossing over Ngozumpa Glacier. It is one of the largest glaciers in the Himalayas with 36 Kilometers in Length). Gokyo village stands by the third lake and Cho-Oyu Mountain. It set an amazing spectacular sight at this juncture. After lunch, you may explore the Lake.

Hike To Gokyo RI (5360m / 5 hours)

Today's trail offers an interesting panoramic view of the Mahalangur Himalayan range. It takes approximately 2 hours to climb to the top of the peak.  We can see Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse, and Tawache. This day will also offer you a great view of the Ngozumpa glacier- the largest glacier in Nepal.

Trek to Lunden (4300m) Via Renjo La Pass (5340m /7 Hours)

Today we will cross the Renjo La Pass. It will be more exciting and challenging than the Cho La Pass.  Later we descend to a remote northern valley with resembles the Tibetan Valley. One might also meet Tibetan Traders descending from the Nangpa La pass.

Trek to Thame (3800m / 5 hours)

Today's trek starts we a descend to Thame with snow peaks all around.  We can also visit Thame Monastery which sets homes to many monks and Laypeople. It is on the side of a hill overlooking the valley. This is also the site for the spring celebration of the Mani Rimdu festival. It occurs in the middle of May each year.

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m / 5 hours)

Today we start with a flat and descend to Thamo for a first walk. From Thamo we head to Namche Bazaar with beautiful views of the valley and mountains. 

Trek Back to Lukla (2800m / 7 hours)

The trek continues along the Dudh Koshi River to the small mountain airstrip at Lukla. Here we will have a celebration with our crew for a successful trek.

Flight Back To Kathmandu

Today we catch a flight back To Kathmandu. We greet farewell to our crew and the mountains with a flight. We will have a scenic flight along with aerial views of the Mountains. Transfer to Hotel. 

Reserve Day in Kathmandu

We will have Reserve day in Kathmandu in case of Lukla flight did not take off.

Final Departure

Our representative will drop you for your next flight to another adventure

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What is Included

  • All land transfer, arrival and departure as per the itinerary.
  • Hotel accommodation with bed and breakfast on Twin sharing basis as per the itinerary.
  • Food during the trek 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in specified local lodges.
  • Tea and coffee (cup) three times daily on trek
  • A English speaking experienced & professional trekking guide (license holder)
  • Porters (1 porter carries the luggage up to 25 kgs of 2 participants during the trek).
  • City tours as mentioned in the itinerary with English speaking guide and all land transportation with private car/jeep/van.
  • All necessary trekking and climbing related permit including TIMS, National Park Entrance fee.
  • Insurance, proper warm clothing, shoes, sunglass and daily wages for guide and porter.

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What is Excluded

  • Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu
  • Personal gears and expenses of personal nature and Personal medical and travel insurance emergency evacuation.
  • Hard and any form of soft drinks, tea/coffee(pot size).
  • All confectionery and snacks, Charges for desserts including shower and boiled drinking water,Phone calls, Laundry and Alcoholic beverages etc.
  • Any airfare: Domestic International departure taxes and any excess baggage charges.
  • Tips and Gratitude for Guides and Porters according to customers.
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Equipment List

Equipment Checklist

Here’s a complete rundown of what to bring if you’re planning camping or tea-house trek in Nepal.  Proper preparation and equipment for the conditions will go a long way to ensuring you have a great trekking experience.  What follows is a pretty comprehensive list and will make sure you are covered in the coldest months of the year. If you have questions on what you might need just ask us and keep in mind that Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking gear at affordable prices.


  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.


  • Extra layers, gloves, wind breaker and poncho
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm with Sunscreen
  • Broad brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
  • Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
  • Water Bottles or Camel Back
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Favorite Snacks
  • Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Umbrella (works great in a light rain or to protect from the sun)
  • Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
  • Toilet Paper
  • Trekking Poles (optional)
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)


  • Moisture wicking long sleeve tee-shirts (2)
  • Moisture wicking tee-shirts (1)
  • Long underwear pants (2)
  • Underwear (5 to 7)
  • Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket
  • Long sleeve shirts (2)
  • Sweatshirt (optional)
  • Fleece Pants
  • Trekking Pants (2)
  • Shorts (optional)
  • Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood
  • Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Wide brimmed hat
  • Wool hat (Should cover ears) or Balaclava
  • Lightwight Gloves
  • Insulated Wool or Down Mittens
  • Gaiters (optional)


  • Hiking boots with ankle support
  • Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
  • Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
  • Hiking socks (10)
  • Sock Liners (optional)


  • Sleeping bag rated to -15° C/ 0° f
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Sleeping bag stuff sack


  • Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
  • Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
  • Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and day pack
  • Waterproof cover for daypack
  • Drybags in several sizes
  • Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes


  • Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;
  • Advil or Ibuprofen
  • Diamox (for altitude sickness)
  • Personal Prescriptions
  • Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
  • Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
  • Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
  • Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
  • Wet wipes
  • Panty Liners and Tampons
  • Face lotion
  • Hair brush
  • Hair ties
  • Hand warmers
  • Ear plugs for sleeping


  • Portable Solar Charger
  • Journal, pen and paper
  • Reading book
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your tea houses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

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