Trip Overview

Everest Renjo La Pass to Cho Oyu Base Camp is one of the most challenging Himalayan experiences in the Everest region. The Renjo La Pass 5360m combined with Cho Oyu 8201m base camp, the world’s sixth highest mountain is a challenging trek. There is time to explore the Upper Gokyo valley with one of the best uninterrupted views of Everest.

Initially, the trail follows the old trading route from Tibet which crosses the Nangpa La, during the season there will be many Yak caravans taking this route to trade in Namche Bazaar. The Renjo La was, upon its first crossing, called the Pass of the Snow Leopard, as the first people to cross that way were members of the 19502 Everest recon expedition team who followed the tracks of the snow leopard that had attacked their yaks the previous evening. When they arrived in Gokyo the locals never believed that it was possible to find a weakness in the water shed. The Japanese later changed the name to the Renzo La.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Trekking preparation and Kathmandu sightseeing
Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla trek to Phakding 2610m
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m
Day 05: Rest day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization
Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Thame 3820m
Day 07: Trek from Thame to Marlung 4210m
Day 08: Trek from Marlung to Sumna Phuk 4910m
Day 09: Trek from Sumna Phuk to Lunak 5070m
Day 10: Trek back from Lunak return to Sumna Phuk
Day 11: Trek from Sumna Phuk to Renjo La High Camp 5543m
Day 12: Trek from Renjo La High Camp to Gokyo 4800m via Renjo La 5360m
Day 13: Trek from Gokyo to the Upper Gokyo Valley or to the fifth lake
Day 14: Trek from Upper Gokyo Valley to Cho Oyu Base Camp 5600m
Day 15: Trek from Cho Oyu Base Camp to fourth Gokyo Lake 4800m
Day 16: Trek from Gokyo to Dole 4090m
Day 17: Trek from Dole to Namche Bazaar
Day 18: Trek from Namche to Lukla
Day 19: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu, Farewell dinner, BD, Hotel

An interesting addition is to cross the Cho La into the Everest valley and include Everest base Camp

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