Everest Two High Passes Trek Highlights
- Flying to the 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 Lungden is one cherishing moment endowed with a spectacular panoramic mountains view.
- The trail leads through pristine alpine meadows, tranquil lakes, and rugged terrain, offering a sense of true wilderness.
- Experience the untouched beauty of the Himalayas with breathtaking panoramic views.
- Going over the Renjo La Pass that has to offers 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.
- The pristine grandeur of Cho Oyu Mountain, the world's sixth-highest peak, captivates with its snow-clad majesty and serene aura in the heart of the Himalayas.
- Crossing the Gozumpa 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 Kalapathar, 5545 m the trail now leads you to the different valleys offering you unique features in views and landscapes.
- Eventually, we follow different valleys back to Lukla, with different landscape settings.
Everest Two High Passes Trip Overview
Everest Two High Passes Trek concludes:
Renjo La Pass (5360 m/17,585 feet) and
Cho La Pass (5,420 m/17,782 feet)
This 16-day expedition through Renjo La Pass (5360 m/17,585 ft) and Cho La Pass (5,420 m/17,782 ft) is certainly a very secretive trek. It is because it takes you into the valley absolutely off-the-beaten-track and unscratched, unlike the commercial regular trekking routes. The Everest Two High Passes Trek cruises through the magnanimous lofty valleys and unique highland settings. Furthermore, they are very pure and tranquil away from the substantial flooding of tourism like in the major trails of Everest.
Going over these daring two different high-altitude passes is undeniably very challenging but very worthwhile and delivers an exceptional view. Furthermore, the conquest of being at the top of these majestic passes is very appealing. However, it gives you more of a chance to know, understand, believe, and trust yourself.
Everest Two High Passes Trek Trip Details:
The Everest Two High Passes Trek certainly delivers a thrilling and challenging trekking experience. Renjo La and Cho La are two high mountain passes that are situated along the famous Everest Base Camp Trek route. This trek offers stunning views of the majestic Himalayan peaks, including Mount Everest, as well as an opportunity to explore the rich cultural heritage of the Sherpa people.
Everest Two High Passes Trek is intended for those who fancy taking up challenging ventures besides being at the base of the world’s highest base camp. The trip takes you further into the diverse hidden valleys, unlike the regular commercial Everest base camp trek. It is indeed very wise to escape the regular maddening route and take up detours with exceptional awe-inspiring views.
From Lukla to Namche Bazaar and Thame:
The journey begins with a thrilling flight to the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. From Lukla, trekkers make their way through picturesque Sherpa villages, lush forests, and suspension bridges, following the trail to Namche Bazaar, the bustling Sherpa town, and gateway to the Everest region. This section of the trek allows trekkers to acclimatize and soak in the local culture.
After acclimatizing in Namche Bazaar, we skip the regular trail and enter the Tibetan trading route of Thame. Thame has served as a chief junction for ages for the Tibetan traders who come all the way crossing over the daring Nangpa La Pass. The village offers you an exceptional view with the comprehension of local culture and the influence of Tibetan Buddhism.
Furthermore, Thame is a picturesque settlement that conveys tranquility and natural beauty. Surrounded by snow-capped peaks, lush valleys, and pristine alpine meadows, this charming village offers a serene retreat for adventurers and nature enthusiasts alike. Thame is not only renowned for its breathtaking landscapes but also for its rich cultural heritage.
The village is home to the warm and welcoming Sherpa community, renowned for its mountaineering expertise and humble way of life. Visitors to Thame have the opportunity to comprehend the unique Sherpa culture and explore ancient monasteries.
Thame certainly captures the essence of the Himalayas and leaves a permanent mark on the hearts of all who visit.
Going Over Renjo La Pass (5360 m/17,585 ft):
Leaving Thame we ascend further into the alpine settlement of Lumde, the base of Renjo La Pass. From Lumde, the ascent to Renjo La Pass begins. Renjo La Pass, standing at an elevation of 5,360 meters (17,585 feet), offers breathtaking panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and other stunning peaks. The pass is often adorned with colorful prayer flags, adding a spiritual touch to the experience.
Going over Renjo La Pass, one of the most beautiful High Pass that offers you an extensive view of Everest is sensational. Descending from Renjo La, trekkers continue their journey towards Gokyo Valley, a picturesque valley nestled beside the pristine Gokyo Lakes.
The turquoise lakes and the surrounding Himalayan panorama create a surreal atmosphere that leaves trekkers in awe. It is unquestionably away from the world experience being at GOKYO with ample beautiful turquoise lakes and glorious views.
Gokyo Ri, a nearby viewpoint, offers an exceptional view of the mountains, including four of the world's six highest peaks. These 4 world's highest peaks are Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho-Oyu.
Conquering the Cho La Pass (5,420 m/17,782 ft):
After the overnight stay at stunning Gokyo town, we head out for our second High Mountain Pass. We walk over to Ngozumpa Glacier, the longest glacier in the Himalayas, and get to the small yet marvelous settlement of Thangnak/Dragnak.
Anybody would experience the real adventure of going over the glacial Cho La pass that joins the legendary traditional trail to Everest base camp. The trek up to Cho La Pass is physically demanding and requires careful navigation through rocky terrain and potentially icy sections.
However, the effort is rewarded with awe-inspiring views of Ama Dablam and other peaks that dominate the surrounding landscape.
Towards Everest Base Camp:
Descending from Cho La Pass, trekkers join the main Everest Base Camp trail and continue towards the legendary village of Lobuche. The trail then takes trekkers to Gorak Shep, the last settlement before reaching Everest Base Camp. The final push leads to the Everest Base Camp, where trekkers can witness the expedition teams preparing for their summit attempts and enjoy the magnificent view of the Khumbu Icefall.
Eventually getting to Everest base camp gives you a real sense of attainment with deep contentment. All of these make Everest Two High Passes Trek one of the most interestingly remarkable treks.
After visiting Everest Base Camp, the trek retraces its steps back to Lobuche and descends to Dingboche and Tengboche, renowned for their ancient monasteries and serene surroundings. From Tengboche, the trail descends further to Namche Bazaar and eventually returns to Lukla, where the adventure concludes with a scenic flight back to Kathmandu.
The Renjo La and Cho La Pass Trek is a physically demanding journey that requires proper acclimatization and prior trekking experience. It is recommended to undertake this trek during the peak seasons of spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather and trail conditions are favorable.
This trek provides a unique opportunity to witness the grandeur of the Himalayas, experience the warm hospitality of the Sherpa people, and create lasting memories in one of the world's most stunning landscapes.
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