Two High Passes (Renjo La and Cho La Pass) With EBC(Everest Base Camp) Trek is one of the most challenging high altitude treks of Everest region in Nepal. This trekking includes Gokyo Valley, Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar after crossing two high passes.
This trek would be truly adventurous for those who want to do trek something in a challenging way. This trek begins in Lukla passing through Namche bazaar along mani stones, boulders carved with Buddhist inscriptions, Sagarmatha National Park up to Renjo La Pass. After crossing Renjo La Pass you will reach Gokyo Valley. Here you will explore Gokyo Lake and ascend to Gokyo-Ri at 5480m to view the Himalayan mountain views. Then, continue the trek to Thangna, also called Dragnag. Next day morning you will continue the trek and again cross another high mountain pass- Cho La and reach Dzonglha village and Lobuche. If you are lucky , you may see musk deer and pheasants along the trails.
From the top of Chola you will enjoy excellent panoramic views of the world’s great mountains such as Everest, Lhotse , Amadablam and Thamserku. From Lobuche we make early morning ascend and walk towards alpine meadows and summer yak pastures until you reach Everest Base Camp. After spending a couple of hours at Everest Base Camp we return to stay overnight at Gorakshep. Early wake up and hike to Kala Patthar, from where the view is straight towards Mt. Everest and the sunrise is truly wonderful.
Nepal has become the dream destinations for all the climbers of the world after Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay successfully climbed Mount Everest on 29 May, 1953. Thousands of climbers have made huge sacrifices – many with their lives in their own attempts to the summit.
This is a challenging trip and involves difficult trekking at high altitudes but the whole experience is simply awe-inspiring! After Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar you will retrace through the same route to Lukla and then fly back to Katmandu.
Arrive at the (TIA) Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be welcomed by Trek Himalayan representative and transferred to your hotel if you have booked Airport Pickup facility at the time of booking your trip. Otherwise our representative will meet you at the hotel. The rest of the afternoon is free until evening when you’ll enjoy a welcome drinks with your guide and introduce each other. Overnight in Kathmandu
Today our representative will work on all necessary permits and flight confirmation.
A very early morning wake up and transfer to the domestic airport to board a flight to Lukla. We take off to our destination on a 35 min scenic mountain flight to Lukla. If the weather is good, the views of the Himalayas from the plane can be enjoyed. After a cup of tea at local Lodge in Lukla our guide briefs on safety and introduction to our porters and begin the trek on the legendary “Everest Highway” which heads downwards through the alpine valley following the “Dudh Koshi” or milk river (named after its milky color from glacial silt). We reach Phakding after an approximately 3hrs walk and end our first-day trek there. Overnight at Phakding
Today you will walk for almost 7 hours mostly uphill through the alpine valleys. You will be crossing Dudh Koshi River a few times before you reach Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital of the Khumbu region. The walk starts to get a bit strenuous with an uphill ascent to Namche Bazaar. On a clear day, you get views of Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Kusum Kangru, Kwangde and Tawache on the way to Namche. Overnight at Namche Bazaar
Acclimatization is important before proceeding to higher altitudes. So, you will stay one more night at Namche bazaar so that you can properly acclimatize to the altitude. This is the first acclimatization day in Namche bazaar that everyone should have into their trekking itinerary. You can explore around and relax. Namche tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu has an abundance of lodges, tea shops, and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook. For the acclimatization, you walk up to Khunde Hospital which was set up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or above the Bhote Koshi river valley towards Thame ( 3810m) or Everest View Hotel which is situated above Namche for the outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, and Khumbu peaks. Overnight at Namche Bazaar
From Namche the route turns west and the trail is almost level as we head up through many prayer flags and mani stones, all indicative of the Tibetan Buddhist culture of this area. After descending to the
Bhote Kosi river valley, the trail climbs steeply to Thame. From here we can have a glimpse of good mountain views of Teng Kangpoche and Kwangde. To the north is the Nangpa La, the pass leading to Tibet. Thame Gompa is situated above the village overlooking the valley and is the site for the spring celebrations of the Mani Rimdu festival.
Today we start our serious high altitude trekking. We walk for about 4 hours through a stunning landscape on an old trade route to Tibet to the village of Lungden. This village has only one lodge where we spend overnight
The big day starts real early and it is a long day, as we have to walk about 5 hours to reach the pass, going slow because of the high altitude. After a brief stopover to enjoy the stunning beauty of the Everest Range and take photographs, we start on a remarkably difficult downhill journey for about 3 hours to reach the village of Gokyo walk along the stunning and beautiful Dudh Kunda.
Excursion & return to Gokyo. The foot of Gokyo Ri lies five minutes away from the stream the feeds the Gokyo Lake. After two to three hours walk you, reach the summit not to be disappointed for your effort
at all, as the views from here are well worth the effort you put in. Everest (8848m), showing more of it is northern flank than from Kalapatthar, with Makalu (8475m) further to the east and Cho Oyu (8153m) towards the north make a mesmerizing view to watch. Return to Gokyo Ri after spending a wonderful break at the summit.
From Gokyo the trail descends, looking at the views of the fine mountains and natural beauty, towards Thangna which is considered as the base of Cho – La Pass (5330m).
The trail from Lobuche follows a route, which is surrounded, by mountains. After a gradual climb you will reach Gorakshep which is also surrounded by mountains. You are now nestled high up amongst some of the tallest peaks in the world. Guide will take you along the undulating trail to this much – coveted place to Everest Base Camp. From here, you can observe the blue ice and the Khumbu icefall. This trekking will be an unforgettable experience in your lifetime. Head back to Gorekshep for overnight.
Early in the morning hike to Kalapattar (5545m) which is the most exciting part of the trip and take in panoramic views of Mt. Everest, the way of the South Col Khumbu, the icefall and glacier and Pumori as well. Return to Gorekshep, for Lunch. After lunch, we walk down to Lobuche for overnight.
At a fork in the trail, we keep to the left to reach upper Pangboche and visited Pangboche Monastery and Pangboche village. This village is more beautiful and is surrounded by large cedar trees.
We walk down to Thyangboche and then descend steeply to Phunki Tenka. Lunch is at Phunki Tenka and we then climb for Namche Bazaar where we reach in the evening. Overnight at lodge
From Namche Bazaar we descend to Phakding passing through many locations. It is much faster heading down although a little harder on the knees. We cross at least four suspension bridges again and finally we arrive at Phakding ending our trek for the day.
We pack up early and head for the airstrip to catch a flight back to Kathmandu Upon arrival in Kathmandu the rest of your day is free to do your own things. You could do some last minute shopping and packing, or send a few post cards home or even go down for a stroll to Thamel.
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