Everest High Passes and Island Peak Trip Highlights
- 35 minutes flight to exceptional Lukla airport and walking into the deep valley of traditional Sherpa village is very peaceful and sincerely spectacular.
- Walk to Phakding, Namche Bazaar, the valley of Thame, and Lumde is one cherishing moment endowed with a spectacular panoramic mountains view.
- Going over the Renjo La pass that has to offer one of the most spectacular views of the panoramic mountain range along with the Ariel view of the lakes is indescribable. In one word, overall it's inconceivable.
- Gokyo with its turquoise blue lakes is exceptionally gorgeous and gives you an alternative to witness an entirely different face of the Everest region which is beyond belief.
- Crossing the Ngozumba Glacier, the largest glacier in the Himalayas has a novel magnificence that is always cherished by every single traveler who has dared to undertake it.
- Going over the icy Cho La Pass is distinct on its own.
- Being at Dzongla is utterly out of the world; it's more like being on a different planet with soaring peaks around and a small cozy town in the middle of nothing.
- After the successful ascent of Everest Base Camp, 5360 m, and Kala Patthar, 5545 m the trail now leads you to the different valleys offering you unique features in views and landscapes.
- Trek to Island Peak Base Camp is a different experience that offers you a handsome opportunity to walk through the outstanding valley of Imja.
- Camping food is what anyone would need in this situation.
- Midnight wake-up call and eventually summiting Island Peak with exquisite scenic beauty is a great accomplishment of a lifetime where you would realize why Eric Shipton named it Island Peak in 1951.
- Finally, we bid farewell to our island peak base camp crew and trace back to Lukla, flying in a small twin-otter plane back to Kathmandu is breathtaking leaving you with so much contentment and appreciation.
Everest High Passes and Island Peak conclude Renjo La Pass, Cho La Pass, and Island Peak:
Everest High Passes and Island Peak is unquestionably an ideal pick for true adventure seekers who are in quest of a genuine venture and looking for a challenging trek to unleash their outdoor curiosity. However, this 21-day expedition through 2 high passes, Renjo La Pass (5360 m/17,585 feet) and Cho La Pass (5,420 m/17,782 feet) was more of a secretive trek. It takes you deep into the untouched magnanimous lofty valleys that give anyone a genuine wilderness experience.
Furthermore, it delivers an off-the-beaten-track experience away from the substantial flooding of tourism like in the major trails of Everest. Going over these high-altitude passes is undeniably very challenging but very worthwhile with its exceptional beauty. Moreover, the accomplishment of being at the top of them is very appealing. It certainly gives anyone more of a chance to know, understand, believe, and trust themselves. Everest High Passes and Island Peak expedition transfers you to the interestingly challenging magnanimous high passes with the most splendid and unbelievable views.
Renjo La Pass 5,360 meters (17,560 feet)
The Renjo La Pass is a high mountain pass at an altitude of 5,360 meters (17,560 feet). It is one of the most popular trekking destinations and offers stunning views of Mount Everest and the surrounding mountains.
One of the main attractions of Renjo La Pass is the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding landscape. The pass offers stunning views of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu. The turquoise blue waters of the Gokyo Lakes can also be seen from the pass, adding to its beauty.
The Renjo La Pass is a popular destination for trekkers of all levels and offers a challenging but rewarding hiking experience. The views from the summit of Renjo La is simply breathtaking and make it a truly unforgettable experience. Overall, the beauty of Renjo La Pass lies not only in its stunning views but also in the adventure and cultural experiences that come along with the trek.
Here are some of the things that make the Renjo La Pass so beautiful:
- The panoramic mountain views of Mount Everest and its neighboring mountains
- The challenging but rewarding hiking experience
- The lush forests and snow-capped mountains
- The sunrise and sunset views
- The sense of accomplishment that comes from reaching the top of the pass
Gokyo Lake (4,790 meters /15,715 feet)
The settlement of Gokyo town is located at an elevation of (4,790 m/15,715 feet). The beauty of Gokyo Lake is truly breathtaking. The crystal-clear blue and green waters of the lakes contrast with the rugged terrain and snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas, creating a truly awe-inspiring landscape. The surrounding mountains reflect on the lakes, creating a stunning mirror effect that adds to the beauty of the area.
The Gokyo Lake is surrounded by pristine wilderness and alpine meadows, which are covered in colorful wildflowers during the spring and summer months. As you hike around the lakes, you'll be treated to stunning views of the surrounding mountains, including the massive Ngozumpa Glacier, which stretches for miles.
One of the most spectacular views in the area is from the top of Gokyo Ri, which offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. From the summit, you can see the six Gokyo Lakes, as well as the massive peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu.
In addition to the natural beauty of the area, the Gokyo Lakes are also home to several cultural treasures. The local Sherpa people have lived in the area for centuries and have built several monasteries and Chortens (Buddhist shrines) around the lakes. These cultural treasures add to the spiritual and cultural significance of the area, making it an even more special place to visit.
Cho La Pass (5,420 m/17,782 feet)
This high mountain pass connects the Gokyo Valley to the Everest Base Camp and offers a challenging but rewarding trekking experience for adventure seekers.
The Cho La Pass is at an elevation of 5,420 meters (17,782 feet) above sea level. It is one of the three main passes in the Khumbu region, the other two being Kongma La and Renjo La. The pass is located between the peaks of Cholatse and Lobuche East and is notorious for its steep ascent and descent, as well as its icy and rocky terrain.
Trekkers cross the pass and descend into the different valleys of Khumbu. This blue glacial pass is stunning on its own with its distinctive beauty. The trail gradually passes through the village of Dzongla before reaching the famous Everest Base Camp.
The trek to Cho La Pass offers stunning views of the Himalayan peaks. The view includes Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam, as well as the glacial lakes. However, it is a challenging trek that requires physical fitness and experience with high-altitude trekking. Trekkers must also be prepared for cold and unpredictable weather conditions, especially at higher elevations.
Certainly, the trek to Cho La Pass is thrilling and delivers an unforgettable experience.
Island Peak Expedition:
Island peak climbing offers anyone with exhilarating climbing experience with its challenges and breathtaking views from the summit. The Island Peak (6189 m / 20,305 feet)was named in 1951 by Eric Shipton, a distinguished British Mountaineer, and was renamed Imja Tse in 1983. Here the cook takes accountability for all the diverse meals. They are professionals and highly trained in hygiene, meal variety, and presentation. They are masters at preparing selections of food under less-than-ideal conditions.
Our accomplished climbing Sherpa will conduct a clinical course on required climbing skills and safety measures. Island Peak has always served as a preparation arena for mountaineers before scaling any high peaks. Our itinerary is so designed that we have enough time for healthier adaptation to the thin-air environment that exists in the Everest region. This acclimatization policy could eventually guarantee everyone a safe passage to where we are going. Though Everest High Passes and Island Peak are physically demanding its beauty cannot be denied.
To make your peak-climbing trouble-free we resource you with the entire facility of issuing permits, organizing equipment to finding reliable climbing Sherpas. Worrying is out of the question since we are here to craft your climbing dream experience.
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