Everest 2 High Passes Trek Anticlockwise Highlights
Trekking the Cho La and Renjo La Pass in an anticlockwise direction offers a unique and exhilarating experience. It's a rewarding journey that offers a unique perspective of the Everest region, with its high mountain passes, pristine lakes, and rich Sherpa culture.
- Get ready for a Thrilling flight to Lukla, the world's most EXTREME AIRPORT.
- Explore the timeless Everest villages, a living tapestry of Sherpa culture, where every trail unveils a story, and every smile echoes the warmth of the Himalayas.
- Phortse Village is a pristine gem that captivates travelers with its terraced fields, and panoramic vistas, weaving a shade of beauty in the heart of the Himalayas.
- The trek takes you over two iconic high passes, Cho La Pass (5,420 meters) and Renjo La Pass (5,360 meters).
- These Dramatic Passes offer stunning panoramic views of the Everest region, with the opportunity to witness Mount Everest, Lhotse, and other prominent peaks up close.
- A place where dreams come true, Everest Base Camp is a monument to the human spirit and the breathtaking beauty of the tallest mountain in the world.
- Renjo La Pass provides exceptional vistas of the Himalayan range, allowing trekkers to witness some of the world's highest peaks and capture breathtaking photographs.
- Visit the enchanting Gokyo Lake surrounded by towering peaks including Cho-Oyu, the World's 6th Highest Mountain.
- Enjoy the Sherpa ambiance at Thame Village where ancient monasteries, terraced fields, and snow-capped peaks create a picturesque harmony amidst the grandeur of the Everest region.
- Experience the combination of rugged and demanding terrains, from rocky ascents to glacial moraines, providing a true high-mountain adventure.
- With the high vantage points of Kala-Patthar and Renjo La, trekkers can witness mesmerizing sunrises and sunsets that cast the mountains in golden hues.
Everest 2 High Passes Trek Anticlockwise Trip Overview:
Everest 2 High Passes Trek Anticlockwise concludes
- Cho La (5,420 m / 17,782 feet) and
- Renjo La (5360 m / 17,585 feet).
Everest 2 High Passes Trek Anticlockwise definitely has a great potential to deliver travelers one of the most rewarding trekking experiences. As it cruises into the tranquil alpine wilderness it certainly offers you that fascination of real trekking. This 19-day charming trek takes you to the most serene Everest environment and travels through the most stunning high passes that include Cho La (5,420 m / 17,782 feet) and Renjo La (5360 m / 17,585 feet).
This High Pass trek is basically designed for those who want to skip the regular Everest trail and instead do a diverse circuit away from the maddening crowd.
Going over Cho La (5,420 m / 17,782 feet):
After we are done with Everest Base Camp we retrace our trail back to Lobuche. Shortly from Lobuche we escape from the commercial maddening trail and advance into a different valley of Lobuche Peak. The view of soaring peaks Mt. Lobuche and Mt. Cholatse looks interestingly amazing from a different face.
Soon the trail progresses through more tranquil surroundings with so much to see around. We stay overnight in a small settlement of Dzongla which looks very peaceful in the middle of the valley completely fenced by mountains and high hills.
Leaving Dzongla we ascend the rugged alpine trail and eventually get to Cho La and the view from the top is magnificent. Going over Cho La, the glacial pass is indeed a remarkable experience. We descend into a valley that is very untouched by civilization and people. This is where everyone will undeniably find a true sense of peace. Gradually we get to yet another beautiful settlement of Dragnag where we stay overnight.
Going over Renjo La (5360 m / 17,585 feet):
Leaving Dragnag today we walk the most adventurous trail that is going over the Ngozumpa glacier. Walking the trail of the Ngozumpa glacier which is 36 kilometers (22 mi), and happens to be the longest glacier in the Himalayas is indeed an awesome experience.
However, cautiousness is to be followed while crossing the glacier. Shortly we reach Gokyo another gorgeous town situated at the side of Gokyo Turquoise Lake and at the foot of the highest Mt. Cho Oyu.
Staying overnight in Gokyo is heavenly, a paradise with a turquoise lake and blue mountains. Mount Cho Oyu (8,188 m / 26,864 feet), the gorgeous 6th highest mountain in the world dominates the entire Gokyo valley.
After spending a fabulous night at Gokyo the next morning we start early for Renjo La pass. Walking up to the Renjo La is earnestly thrilling and the view from the top is unbelievable. Renjo La gives you one of the finest views of Everest and its neighboring mountains.
Considered one of the most scenic passes in the region, Renjo La gives you the ultimate bliss. Being at the summit of Renjo La is very accomplished. You simply feel at the top of the world. Gradually we head down to another untouched valley and stay overnight at Lumde.
Everest 2 High Passes Trek Anticlockwise starts from the capital city of Kathmandu with an interesting tour of two world heritage sites. We then fly to Lukla, the most thrilling airport in the world. Shortly we enter the legendary historical valley of the Sherpas people.
We walk the undulating trails and after crossing several suspension bridges we get to the luxurious town of Namche Bazaar. Progressively we trek to the beautiful Sherpa villages of Phortse and Dingboche with an amazing view of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kangtega, Cholatse, Tabuche Peak, etc.
Ultimately, we reach the base of the world’s highest mountain EBC at 5,360m / 17,585 feet. After we are done with our ascent to prominent Kala Patthar at 5,545 m / 18,192 feet retrace our trail back to Lobuche.
Shortly we enter a different yet very majestic valley and stay overnight in Dzongla. Soon we cross the daring glacial Cho La Pass which is very thrilling. After Cho La, we stay overnight at Dragnak, an isolated settlement that is very hidden from the rest of the civilization.
The next morning we head out to GOKYO LAKE crossing the challenging Ngozumpa Glacier. This heavenly town of Gokyo is very fascinating. The views, the turquoise lake, and the serenity make Gokyo very special. The next morning we go over the Renjo La and head towards the village of Thame. The settlement where Sherpas first started their settlement while fleeing Tibet after crossing the Nangpa La Pass. We further walk to Namche Bazaar and then retrace our trail back to Lukla
Everest 2 High Passes Trek Anticlockwise takes you to the most peaceful and very untouched surroundings of Everest. It is certainly an ideal pick for anyone who really wants to experience Everest to its fullest.
Also, look for Everest 3 (Three) High Passes Trek anticlockwise.