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Renjo La and Cho La Pass Trek

Renjo La and Cho La Pass Trek

Overview

Trip Fact

Trip Name:

Renjo La & Cho La Pass Trek

Best Month:

Sep - Nov, Mar - May

Max Elevation:

5550 m

Walking hours Per Day:

5 - 9 Hours

Trip Duration:

16 Days

Trip Starts/Ends:

Kathmandu, Nepal

Trip Grade:

Moderate / Adventure

Meals:

BLD

Accommodation:

Hotel / Tea House

Group Size:

+2

Destination:

Everest Region, Nepal

Renjo La Pass and Cho La Pass trek are two popular and adventure passes to Everest Base Camp Trekking routes in the Khumbu region of Nepal, which offer trekkers breathtaking views of the Himalayan peak, stunning landscapes, and a chance to experience the unique Sherpa culture, religion, and lifestyle.

This Renjo La Pass and Cho La Pass to Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary are suitable for those trekkers who love and want to explore the remote Himalayan area in the Everest Region. These two passes are famous passes without any technical climbing experience but you'll walk along rocky paths, cross high passes, hike to the highest hiking points, and many more.

Renjo La and Chola Pass offers the perfect view of Mount Everest (8848 m), Lhotse (8516 m), Makalu (8481 m) Cho Oyu (8200 m), Amadablam, Pumori, Nuptse, and many others surroundings snow-capped mountains. Moreover, you can have a chance to visit famous places such as Gokyo Ri (5360 m), Kalapathar (5545 m), Gokyo Lakes, Ngozumpa glacier and Base Camp of Mount Everest.

Renjo La and Cho La Pass Trek highlights

  • Scenic Mountain flights in and out of Lukla
  • Reach the base camp of the tallest mountain in the world. 
  • Sagarmatha National Park- worthy of Nature, Culture, and Mountain views 
  • Sherpa Village and monasteries- unique culture and lifestyle
  • Namche Bazaar- gateway to Everest Base Camp
  • Popular two High Passes- Renjo- La (5465 m), Cho- La (5425 m) 
  • Wonderful View Point- Gokyo Ri (5360 m) and Kalapathar (5545 m)
  • Massif Glacier- Ngozumpa Glacier and Khumbu Glacier
  • Beautiful Valley - Gokyo Valley and Khumbu Valley
  • Beautiful Lake – Gokyo Lakes 

Renjo La and Chola Pass Trekking Route 

Renjo La and Cho La Pass Trekking to Everest Base Camp start from Lukla after a short flight from Kathmandu. After arrival, the trek will begin from Lukla to Phakding passing several villages such as Cheplung, Thadokosi and Ghat. From Phakding, you'll walk across some villages, cross high bridges, and reach Namche Bazaar. You will spend one extra day in Namche to acclimate your body at this altitude to further trekking destinations.

Then, you will be heading to Thame Valley, Lungdhen, and cross Renjo La Pass to get to Gokyo valley. Renjo-La Pass offers the 360 panoramic views of Mount Cho-oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cholatse, Tawache, and much more. It takes 3 days to reach the Gokyo Valley.

At Gokyo, you'll spend another day acclimatizing. There, you will observe the Gokyo lakes and save energy for setting off to cross Cho La Pass to get to Everest Base Camp. Then, you will short hike Drangnak by crossing the Ngozumpa glacier. From Drangnak, you will hike to Zongla through Cho-La pass. Chola Pass is another dramatic pass of the trip and you will feel achievement for the journey. 

Then, the hike will begin again from Zongla to Lobuche, then to Everest Base Camp. After exploring EBC, you'll return to Gorakshep and spend the night there. Then, you'll hike in the morning to Kala Patthar to catch the sunrise and the closest view of Mount Everest and other mountains.

Later, the route will be as follows- Lobuche, Pheriche, Tengboche, Namche Bazaar, and then Lukla. In Lukla, you'll catch a flight back to Kathmandu, where you'll end the wonderful and adventure trek in your life in Nepal.

The wonderful journey passes through the attractive Sherpa village, rivers, bridges, moraine, high altitude terrain, glacier, green and alpine forests with various species of flora and fauna. You can see some wildlife such as Musk Deer, Himalayan Thar, Deer, and Monkey and some birds along the Trekking trail. This trip will be fantastic and memorable with wonderful scenery with good accommodation and the best food in this remote Himalayan area in Nepal. 

Alternate Trekking Routes

If trekkers do not have enough time to complete the Renjo La and Cho La Pass Trek with Everest Base Camp, there are various alternative trekking routes and packages that you can choose from besides the Everest Base Camp with Renjo La and Cho La Pass Trek.

First, trekkers will reach Gokyo Lakes to cross Renjo La Pass and descend to Lukla to complete the Renjo La Pass Trek. Renjo La Pass is located between the Thame Valley and Gokyo Valley; it is a beautiful place to the west of Everest Base Camp. This trek provides stunning panoramic views of Everest, Cho Oyu and the surrounding landscape. This trek can be completed between 9 to 11 days.

Second, trekkers directly head to Gokyo Lakes, following a trail that passes through picturesque Sherpa villages, lush forests, and stunning landscapes in the Gokyo Valley. Gokyo Lakes Trek is a fantastic choice for trekkers looking to explore the Everest region's natural beauty, experience local culture, and be fascinated by the breathtaking mountain scenery. This journey can be completed between 9 to 11 days.

Third, hikers can cross the Cho La Pass after exploring the Gokyo Valley, this trek Cho La Pass Trek. The Cho La Pass is situated to the south-west of Everest Base Camp and connects the Gokyo Valley with the Khumbu Valley. This trek is considered more challenging than the Renjo La Pass route due to its icy and rocky terrain and steep ascent. The trekking package will highlight the beauty of the picturesque Gokyo Lakes and surrounding landscape. From the Cho La Pass, trekkers descend into the Khumbu Valley and eventually reach Everest Base Camp. This Trek can be completed between 11 to 14 days.

Regardless of the trekking package you opt for, rest assured that we are dedicated to organizing the trek and delivering top-tier service. Leveraging our extensive years in the travel agency, we guarantee you nothing short of outstanding assistance. Our team comprises expert and experienced trekking leaders and guides, well-versed in the details of trekking and mountain climbing. Their knowledge will cover the way for an unspoiled trekking experience, ensuring your journey is not only accomplished professionally but also enriched with memorable tales upon your return.

Similar Trekking Routes:

Everest Three Passes Trek and Island Peak Climbing

Everest Three High Passes Trek

Cho-La Pass and Everest Base Camp Trek

Renjo-La Pass and Gokyo Valley Trek

Renjo La and Cho La Pass Trek Altitude Profile

Itinerary Expand All Close All

High Pass Adventure Pvt. (L) Welcomes you to in Nepal, One of the company staff will be waiting outside the baggage hall of the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu. You have to look for the person carrying on A4 size paper with your and company name. This person will take to you hotel in Kathmandu from the airport. Check into hotel, rest and fresh up and ready for the meeting to your programs in our trekking office.

Food
Welcome Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

You will enjoy your breakfast in the hotel and get ready for the Kathmandu valley tour with experience tour guide. Our tour is of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley. You will be visiting Swoyambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, which are best and popular place 4 out of 7 UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kathmandu Valley. You will be visiting by comfortable privet vehicles before walk tour of these sites. There are interesting tour for full of fascinating insights in to Buddhism, Hinduism, ancient art and historical architecture, lifestyle, cultural of people of Kathmandu Valley. After this tour you will come to office and finalize your trekking clothing and gear.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
1350

Our trekking guide will be transferred to you the domestic terminal of the Tribhuvan International Airport by privet vehicles to depart for Lukla flight. You will board a flight and fly to Lukla with your trekking guide. You will be enjoying the scenic flight for about 35 minutes and land on Lukla airstrip (Tensing-Hillary Airport). You will meet your trekking porter and introduced. They are waiting to you in Lukla airport. Trek starts from Lukla after the Pasang Lhamo memorial Gate, through the Lukla town. Our trekking trail drops down to the Phakding or Toktok Village through the Chheplung, Thadokosi,Ghat Phakding and some where forest as well. From the trail, you will see wonderful Mountain View of Kusum Kangru and Kongde Peak.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
2700

From Phakding or Toktok Everest Base Camp trek goes continue north. There are a few uphill and downhill climb, through the forest of pine and Rhododendron, suspension bridges and local Sherpa village will follow and take to you Monjo. Monjo is the gate way of the Sagarmatha Natrtional Park to Everest Region Trek. Our trekking guide will manage the entrance fee of the Sagarmatha Notational Park.

From the Monju Gate, the trekking trail continues drops down to the bridge to cross the Dudh Koshi River and you will get the Jorsalle village.  Then, the trekking trail continues follow the north and cross another bridge of same river and following the river bank trail until large Dovan. There is very high bridge on this river, we have to cross and we will climb into forest of pine tree on lot of Zigzag trail until Namche Bazaar. Before get the Namche Bazaar we will see and enjoying first view of Mt Everest and other lots of mountains.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
3440

Namche Bazaar is the beautiful town, elevation is 3440m. We have to stay two nights for acclimatization for further altitude. During the day time, we have to hike up somewhere for acclimatization. There are two places for hike, one is the Thame village and another is Khumjung village. Your trekking guide decided to your plan for the hike up. After the breakfast you will visit either Thame Sherpa village or Khumjung Sherpa village. From the both side you will enjoying panoramic Mountain View, pine forest, Mani wall, Gompa (Buddhist monasteries) and Sherpa village. And remain to your time can spend visiting the National Park Head office and Museum or relax in hotel.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
3440

After Break-fast from Namche the trekking splits the popular Everest Base Camp route and goes north-west through the pine forest and small Sherpa village of Phorte, Thamo and Samde before reached at the Thame, Where you will staying the night.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
3800

The trekking trail leads north side from Thame to Lungdhen through few Sherpa Village and you will cross Bhote Kosi River before reached the camp. That day you will get some wonderful views of snow-capped peak through the Lungden Valley.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
4380

That day, we have to take early breakfast to cross your first of the two passes-Renjo La.  The trekking trail starts ascent until top of the Renjo La. You will feel hard day for hiking near before pass due to bit hard up. From Renjo La you will see Magnificent mountain Views include Mt. Everest (8848 m) Mt. Makalu (8456 m), Mt. Lhotse (8516 m) and Cho-You (8201 m). After pass you will descend to Gokyo Lake and Valley for the night.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
5360

Before breakfast (for sunrise View) or after breakfast you will climb Gokyo Ri for panoramic views of many mountains (same as Renjo-La top). From the top of the Gokyo Ri you will enjoy golden color 360 degree panoramic Mountain View. After enjoying the view, you will back down hotel for Breakfast or Lunch and continue trek to Dragnag through Ngozumpa Glacier (largest glacier in Nepal).

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
4700

That day also we have to take early breakfast to cross ours second of the two passes- Cho La pass.  The trekking trail starts up to reached top will require hard day for hiking.  You will stop on the top of Cho La for mountain views and trekking continues descend to Dzongla for the night.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
5368

That day is quite easy downhill and gentle up to reach Lobuche (main stop place to the Everest Base Camp Trek). From there you will follow main busy trekking trail with many trekkers to make your way to Gorakshep through Italian Pyramid side, beside khumbu glacier and terminal moraine. After lunch in Gorakshep you will enjoying view of Nuptse, Khumbutse, Changhtse, Pumori, and Lingtren mountain and you will continues hike to Everest Base Camp. You will spend few minute for enjoying your aim and take picture in Base Camp and get back to Gorakshep for the night.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
5180

From the base camp, Everest is not visible. So, you have to hike up to Kalapathar for best sunrise view of Mt. Everest and other mountains. It takes 2 hours to reach top of the kalapathar. Your trekking guide creates yours plan and tell to you about hike up. From the top, you will enjoy golden color 360 degree panoramic Mountain View. After enjoying the view, you will back down to Gorakshep and have a breakfast, packed your stuff and way back same way until Lobuche. From Lobuche the trails drop down to Dhukla and cross the glacial stream. There are two trails to come down to Dhingbuche and Pheriche. Our guide takes to you lower trail to Pheriche for the night.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
4240

You will have breakfast in Pheriche and you follow to continues trail back to Namche through Somare, Pangboche, Tengbuche,Phungi Tanga and Kyanjuma. These parts are also popular place for Everest Base Camp Trek.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
3440

After breakfast in Namche, you will continue downhill to large bridge and cross that  bridge of the Dudh Kosi River and you will following the  trail bank of this river until Phakding, where you did spend first night to this trek. You will stop Phakding for the lunch. After lunch you will walk ascend to Lukla for the night.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
2800

 After last Breakfast in Lukla of your Renjo La, Cho- La and Everest Base Camp trek, you will catch the morning flight to Kathmandu from the Lukla airport. Our private vehicle will be waiting at airport and your trekking guide manages this vehicle to transfer you to in hotel. That day you can explore around market in Kathmandu. We will take to you for a farewell dinner in Nepali culture kitchen.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

This is your last day of your trip in Nepal. One of our High Pass Adventure staff will take to you Kathmandu international Airport for your flight departure time. If you are looking to your extra trip in Nepal, High Pass Adventure help to you for your next trip and adventure activities in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India.

What Is Included ?

High Pass Adventure have working best guide and porter. We are providing an excellence service to our customer. All our costs are net and very clear on cost include-excludes. We have paid best salary to Trekking, Tour guide and porter which is more than government fixed amount. Our entire customers are satisfied from our service. For the more details please feel free to contact us.

  • Airport Pick up & drops, domestic / International by private vehicles 
  • 2 night's Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing
  • Flight Fair Kathmandu –Lukla- Kathmandu (Guest and Guide)
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) and one cup of tea with per meal
  • Accommodation on Tea-house during the trekking
  • An experience English Speaking trained, Government license Holder Guide
  • Necessary strong Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guest), the porter will Carry 20KG/ 25 KG
  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations
  • Sagarmatha National Park Fees
  • Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality Fees 
  • First Aid medical kit, Oxymeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude
  • Guide and porter salary, food, accommodation and insurance during the trek 
  • All organizational requirements
  • Tour Certificate, Company T-shirt as a Souvenir
  • Farewell Dinner with Typical Nepali Restaurant

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal visa fee and your International flights
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu 
  • Extra night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu 
  • Travel insurance and Mountain rescue service (covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation)
  • Personal expenses (phone, laundry, water, bar drinks, battery recharge, extra porters, hot shower etc.)
  • Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects
  • Tips to Trekking staff (Tips is expected)
  • Any other expenses that aren’t mentioned in the section above

Traveller Useful Information

How to reach Everest Region

Located in the northeastern part of Nepal and Protected by Sagarmatha national park, the Everest region can be reached in different ways direct flights to Lukla from Kathmandu, Jiri, or Phaphlu are among the most common ways due to the unavailability of direct road links. Taking the bus to Jiri takes a 4-5 days trek and 2-3 days for Phaplu to enter the region.  

About Lukla Flight 

Lukla is the small town and starting point of all trekking to the Everest region in Nepal. There is no direct road link to Lukla from Kathmandu due to which trekkers to Lukla either have to fly to the Tensing Hillary or Lukla airport or trek from Phaplu or Jiri. Many airlines operate regular flights from Kathmandu. 

The weight limit of the luggage bag is 12 kg and an extra cost is to be charged for the extra weight at the airport. We suggest you make less weight than 15 kg because Sometimes overload in a plane can cause you to replace the luggage on the next flight which could take more time. 

Please be responsive in taking a smaller aircraft for the flight to the highlands.  Sometimes, the weather could be bad and crucial resulting in delaying the flights to and from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu. Himalayan and Hilly Region weather can be changeable. But, we will try to make the best itinerary days possible. In case of flight delay and cancellation, you’ll need an extra few days before and after the trekking days from the itinerary. Because our trekking staff are experienced and professional in trekking as well as problem-solving so there are fewer chances of miss handling the situation.

Food and Accommodation in Renjo-La and Cho-La Pass Trek 

Due to the popularity of the Everest base camp trek, the accommodations in the Everest region are well managed with the availability of lots of accommodations and restaurants along the trekking trail. Therefore there will be less or no difficulty in finding the best accommodations in the region. The majority of the teahouses have the best quality service. Normally, lodges have private rooms (2 beds in one room) for customers with sharing an indoor bathroom but if you need a luxury lodge, they have luxury facilities and some places have to limit lodges.  Every different place has different quality of the lodges so, you can choose the best according to your budget.

Every lodge has a menu with nearly identical food items. We strongly suggest the traditional Nepali cuisine "Dal-Bhat" (boiled rice, vegetable, and lentil soup), however, you are free to choose from the menu. Most hotels grow fresh vegetables in their gardens and provide them to their guests. The cooks are essentially skilled, yet the meal may have a taste that differs from that of western cuisine. Because meat is scarce in the mountains, we advise you to try vegetarian recipes.

You can buy all types of drinks in every lodge but the prices go high as you go higher. You can drink normal water using purification tablets. We should avoid alcoholic drinks when we go higher.

Best Season for Renjo-la and Cho-La Pass Trek

Autumn trekking season (September to December) and spring trekking season (March to May) are the best trekking seasons for the Everest region. The weather is perfectly sunny and warm with wonderful mountainous views, clean air, and no rain and snow compared with another trekking season. 

If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature and culture, you can do this trip during the winter (January and February).  The temperature during winter could be a little chilly for some trekkers but visibility is good. But there is a considerable risk to doing the Everest region trek in the winter season due to the possibility of a lot of snow.  In the summer season (June to August) it rains heavily but it is the best time for nature lovers. Therefore, the best season for trekking in the Everest region trek depends on what kind of trekker you are. 

Everest Region Trekking Difficulty

“The most difficult roads lead to the most beautiful destinations.”

The difficulty level of the Everest Region is moderate and challenging. There is no road access and it is difficult to reach the beautiful area. The walking distances are 5 to 8 hours a day and there are many obstacles during the Everest region Trekking. Also, there are various trekking routes ranging from easy to challenging. Normally, Everest region trekking starts from Lukla (2820 m) and the highest altitude is Kalapathar (5545 m).

This destination is a bit challenging for those who do not have previous trekking experience and it entails strong physical and mental health and fitness. Everest Base Camp Trek, Gokyo Valley Trek, and Everest View Trekking routes are Moderate Level but Everest Three High Passes Trek, Climbing to Gokyo Ri, Kalathar and Nagarkhang are difficult to level treks. 

Booking for accommodations is very important for peak season as it is very crowdy during the season and it is necessary to prepare warm clothes. The monsoon is not an easy trek option here because the roads get slippery due to heavy rain. 

Overall, Tea-House, resting place, acclimatization day, slow walk, and short easy steps will be helping to you with your difficulty trekking to the Everest region 

Communication in the Everest Region

There is good mobile network service around the Everest base camp trekking area but not around Gokyo Valley and Chukkung Valley. The internet service is available in the whole of the Everest Region but teahouses and lodges provide the internet with some extra charges. In case of not have a Nepali sim card, our Nepali guide will help you contact your family and update the head office about the trek. 

Because traveling is a part of human life and tourism is as old as human civilization, we have been working to make travel more enjoyable. 

Acclimatization:

When traveling to higher elevations in the high Himalayan region, high altitude sickness is a regular problem. Although it develops fairly quickly, the symptoms can be avoided. If you have prior high-altitude trekking experience, it might be preferable, but if not, you should take precautions to avoid high-altitude sickness if you plan to walk over three thousand meters. In order to avoid altitude sickness while trekking in Nepal, you should walk carefully, drink enough water, abstain from alcohol, ascend higher, and sleep at low elevation. You should also spend two nights for every 500 meters over the elevation of 3500 meters. All of our trekking routes are adaptable and include days for acclimatization. Your health and safety come first so that you may complete the trek without incident. In case things worsen, we give you some essential medications to help with an emergency rescue. 

As a result, you must advise your Guide or Leader of your health status each day. Based on his reaction, he will decide whether or not to let you continue on your trip.

Tipping Information:

During your tour, trekking, and other activities in Nepal, the guide, porter, driver, and all other employees who work in the tourism industry expect tips. Tipping is how customers evaluate service providers, and service providers accept tips at the end of a journey. Travelers often tip 10% of their billable amount, but you can give more or less depending on the quality of the service. 

Therefore, it is crucial that the High Pass Adventure working team takes good care of you at all times while you are visiting Nepal, is inspired by exceptional service, and provides inspirational once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

 Trip Extension:

After finishing the walk, if you have extra time, you can engage in other activities or go on another quick trek in Nepal. Chitwan National Park and Bardiya National Park for jungle safari excursions are only two of our many short travel packages and adventure activities. You can go sightseeing in Pokhara, go trekking in Nagarkot or Dhampus, or go rafting for the day on the Trisuli River. 

Paragliding, kayaking, ultra light flight, bungee jumping, and mountain biking are examples of adventure sports. These are all optional add-on activities to your package that are not included in the price. If you choose to participate in these activities with us after your vacation, we will organize them at a fair price and give you a generous discount.

Trekking gear list:

Before departing, you must pack your trip necessities. We hope it would be too much for you to transport from your country to another, but some of the necessary equipment may be rented or purchased in Kathmandu's Thamel area. While trekking in Nepal, this basic gear is appropriate for all seasons, though it may vary depending on the season and length of the trekking routes you choose to take.

1) Requirement Documents for the trek: 

Passport and 4 passport size photos 

Travel insurance details (in case an emergency evacuation if needed)

Boarding passes for flights

Driver’s license (if needed)

Cash USD

Credit/Debit Card (Ensure you have $500 on your card in case an emergency helicopter evacuation is needed)

2) Logistics Things for the trek

Sleeping bag (Comfort rating -15 Celsius recommended)

Sleeping bag liner (Optional)

3) Footwear Things for the trek

Trekking boots: one pair  lightweight

Sandals for city and tea house footwear 

Shoes for the plane and tea houses (Optional)

Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp

Thin, lightweight inner socks

Thick, warm wool hiking socks

4) Clothing for Body

(Please make sure that you have non-cotton clothing for trekking)

Base-layer t-shirts (e.g. running t-shirts)

Fleece / Windproof jacket

Waterproof jacket

Down jacket for warmth

Travel clothes and City Wear

Underwear

Base-layer trousers (optional)

Waterproof trousers

Trekking trousers

Trekking shorts (Optional)

Gloves and wool hat

bandanna or scarf 

5) Health Requirements (Basic First Aid Kit)

First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea

Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular

Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu

6) Others Necessary Things

Sunglasses and Sun cream 

Towel

Book (reading and writing materials)

MP-3 /Music, headphones and ear plug (who know some people on group are snoring) as optional.

Travel wash

Hand sanitizer, wet wipes

A day bag: 35 liters

A duffel or rucksack with straps to go over your back (Max 12 kg of weight for porters to carry)

Dry Liner or Dry Bag

Water bottle/thermos/ camel bag: At least 2 L. Nalgen bottles best.

7) General Toiletries

Toilet papers/ tissue 

Contact lenses, Glasses (if needed)

1 medium sized quick drying towel

Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)

Multipurpose soaps (preferably biodegradable)

Nail clippers

Face and body moisturizer

Feminine hygiene products

Small mirror

On Personal Hygiene

Wet wipes (baby wipes)

Anti-bacterial hand wash

8) Others (Optional) Things 

Trekking Poles 

Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside your kit / duffel bag

Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, and scrabble. (for luxuries) 

Binoculars (for luxuries)

Trail Map/Guide book (if you are alone)

Getting There: Nepal 

Between China's Tibet Autonomous Region and India, Nepal is a landlocked Himalayan nation. It has eight of the top ten mountains in the world, including Mount Everest. There are numerous points from China and India where one can enter Nepal by land. Tourist visas for Nepal are available on arrival at all Indian and Chinese borders if you are traveling there by land. There are numerous foreign airlines providing nonstop connecting flights to Nepal if you're arriving by air. Nepal Airlines, Turkish Air, Thai Airways, Gulf Air, Qatar Air, Jet Airways, Air India, Biman Bangladesh, Lufthansa, Oman Air, Travel Dubai, Air Arabia, and Air China are a few of the well-known airlines that fly to Nepal. From China or India, one can also go overland. Please check your flight and get in touch with us before arriving in Nepal. At the airport in Nepal, you can easily obtain a on arrival visa.

Visa and passport information

Except for Indian passport holders, all foreign visitors to Nepal need a visa; however, you must have a passport with a six-month validity date in order to apply for a tourist visa. At the Tribhuvan International Airport and the Chinese-Indian border in Tibet, visas are available on arrival. To apply for a visa to enter Nepal, you must have a color photograph in PP size. Please click this link for more details about Visa Information. 

Money exchange rate and prices

If you're seeking for the best foreign exchange rates and locations in Nepal, you may easily exchange the majority of your foreign currency at a local bank or authorized money exchange facility in a well-known tourist destination. The Nepal Rastra Bank controls all exchange rates (Center Bank of Nepal). You can exchange small amounts of money at the hotel if you want to. Because our banks will not take dirty or old notes, kindly bring clean and fresh notes.

In order to avoid the time-consuming processes associated with cards and traveler's checks, Nepalese people typically prefer cash in hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, and other locations. You can use an ATM to get cash (in Nepali Rupees) if you have a credit or debit card. In the main tourist city, there are a number of ATM counters with 24-hour service. If you use a card, the maximum withdrawal amount is between 30,000 and 35,000 rupees at once, plus a processing fee of 500 rupees. 

You must convert your money in Kathmandu or Pokhara before the hike because the majority of trekking routes do not offer a facility for international currency exchange. Additionally, inquire about the amount of money required for a Himalayan trek from your trekking operator or guide.

Safety and security

When traveling in Nepal, safety and security are crucial issues to consider both on the way to in and out. We are here for you at all times, and we promise to provide the greatest service to all of our cherished clients. Our guides have extensive training in the field of trekking and broad understanding of first aid items. Because it rises more than 4000 m above sea level, it is essential for hiking in Nepal. Because health is crucial, if a trekker becomes ill from the high altitude, our knowledgeable guide discusses the necessary medications and decides to continue the trek while organizing the emergency rescue.

You must be cautious when hiking trails pass one other because they are not wide enough to do so. During the busiest trekking season, there are lots of porters, yaks, mules, and Jokpe along the trail. You must stay on the safe side if you encounter them on a bridge or in a confined space because otherwise they may force you over the edge.

Safe drinking water

For a healthy body while traveling and staying hydrated, clean water is essential. It will be the most effective method of completing the Himalayan journey. If not, getting sick and having diarrhea is simple. Almost everywhere during the Nepalese tea house trip, but not during the camping trek, sells bottled water. Unfortunately, bottled water is very pricey. 

Please bring good water bottles (for boiling water) and water purification tablets or water filter bottles since plastic bottles are detrimental for the environment. Reusable water bottles are a good idea because they help keep the mountain clean. If you are concerned about finding a typical water tap to fill up your bottles in the trekking region of Nepal, they are very simple to locate. It can be found in rivers, streams, and lodges.

Travel insurance and insurance policy

Nepal hiking tours: The difficulty levels of the Himalayas range from easy to tough. As a result of the Himalayan climate changing, there is a risk of high altitude and potential mishap. 

Trekking in the Nepalese Himalayas demands practical trekking abilities at high altitudes (above 4,000 meters), so travel insurance is essential. If an accident occurs during a trip and requires medical attention or evacuation, the cost of returning to a city and receiving treatment may be significant. Therefore, you must ensure that your insurance covers the price of an air ambulance, medical care, and any risks associated with travel, such as delayed flights and lost, stolen, damaged, or missing baggage. Your complete itinerary while visiting Nepal should be covered by your insurance policy. Make sure your insurance policy covers hikes higher than 5,500 meters. If not, you will be responsible for all unforeseen costs associated with your trek through Nepal. 

All trekkers must send a copy of their certificate from their comprehensive travel insurance policy to High Pass Adventure as part of the booking process for trekking and climbing in Nepal.

High altitude sickness information

Mountain sickness is another name for high altitude sickness. You must be aware of high altitude sickness symptoms since they arise rapidly if you hike or ascend to a higher elevation. Here are some details if you're curious as to why it occurs. The air pressure is the main cause of altitude sickness. Your body needs time to adapt to the shift in air pressure when you travel to higher elevations since the air pressure decreases and there is less oxygen present. According to doctors, If you are at sea level, it begins at 8,000 feet (2400 meters).

1) Types of High Altitude Sickness

There are three types of altitude sickness:

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS): It is very common and symptoms feel like a tiredness, dizzy, headache, thirsty, muscle aches, nausea 

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE): It is effect in the lungs, which can be very dangerous and hard to do life threatening

High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE): It is effective in the brain and most difficult to treat and you need to go to hospital attention the right way. 

2) Cause of High Altitude Sickness

Following are the causes of high altitude sickness:

Generally living near sea level and travel to a high elevation 

Had the sickness before

Climbing quickly

Not being acclimatized to the altitude

Drinking alcohol when you ascend 

Medical problems of heart, nervous or lungs 

3) Symptoms of High Altitude Sickness

These symptoms will appear depending on your speed to climb and how hard you push. Symptoms range from normal to serious. They can affect the nervous system, lungs, muscles, and heart.

Here are symptoms of High Altitude Sickness:

Difficulty sleeping

Dizziness 

Fatigue

Headache

Loss of appetite

Nausea or vomiting

Rapid Pulse (Heart Rate)

Short breath with action

Blue color of skin or gray soft skin 

Chest tightness or blocking

Confusion

Dry cough or coughing with blood

Cannot walk in a straight line 

4) Prevention for High Altitude Sickness

Important keys to preventing of High Altitude Sickness are:

Climb the mountain gradually. 

Stop every 2,000 feet (600 meters) of climb above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters) and one or two nights sleep there.

Sleep at a lower altitude when possible.

Make sure that you have the ability to quickly descend if needed.

Learn how to recognize early symptoms of mountain sickness.

If you plan on climbing quickly, or climbing to a high altitude, ask your provider about medicines that may help.

If you are at risk for a low red blood cell count (anemia), ask your provider if your planned trip is safe. Also ask if an iron supplement is right for you. Anemia lowers the amount of oxygen in your blood. This makes you more likely to have mountain sickness.

5) While climbing, you should follow these rules:

Drink plenty of water

Climb slowly.

Take it easy

Do not drink alcohol.

Eat regular meals that are high in carbohydrates.

Sleep lower elevation 

Take a medication (diomax) according to doctor

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