Everest Three Passes Trek is certainly the most beautiful trek, though very challenging especially designed for those with more time and fancy going further to assess their own adventure potential. This Everest High Passes trek is more of a secretive trek as it takes you off-the-beaten-track through the magnanimous lofty valleys which are very untouched. It is very serene away from the substantial flooding of tourism like in the major trails of Everest. This 19 days Everest High Passes Expedition through three stunning yet diverse high passes i.e. Renjo Pass (5360 m/17,585 ft), Chola pass (5,420 m/17,782 ft) and Kongmala pass (5535 m/18,159 ft) is an extraordinarily phenomenal experience. Going over these high altitude passes is undeniably very challenging but very worthwhile with its exceptional view. The views and the trekking experience that this trip has to deliver is a world away from reality. However, the conquest of being at the top of these High Passes is very appealing giving you more of a chance to know, understand, believe, and trust yourself. As you walk these valleys you would recall what must have been the experience for Eric Shipton and his team during their quest for Everest and Cho-Oyu in 1951 and 1952 when there was no privilege of luxury as we have now.
Everest High Passes Trek is unquestionably an ideal pick for a true adventure seeker who is in a quest for a genuine venture and looking for a challenging trek to unleash their outdoor curiosity. Getting close to the majestic mountain with its persuasive charm and elegance is simply phenomenal. Though considered as a very strenuous and challenging trek, however, Himalayan Dynasty offers an itinerary that is designed to create enough grounds for proper acclimatization. Our Everest three passes trek itinerary is basically constructed to make the High Passes Trek more pleasant than being exhausting and energy draining. For convenience, we can click the link for DETAIL ITINERARY for more information in detail.
Everest Three Passes:
Renjo-La (5,360 m/17,585 ft) :
Renjo-La is considered one of the most beautiful pass in the Everest Region that supplies travelers with the view that is magical. We start very early from Lumde to get to the summit of Renjo-La. An early start is basically to get to Gokyo on time or to skip the wind chill that usually starts after 9/10 am, or to get away with this enchanting 5 hours walk quicker. An early start is beneficial for slow-walking trekkers. The walk into the very untouched and less trodden valley above Lumde is indeed very charming. After 3 hours of regular ascent trail (not steep) we gradually get to the ridgeline that provides us with the Renjo view and the extraordinary vista of the landscape. Gradually we get to the boulder trail, after crossing of which we climb the vertical rugged gravely trail – cautiousness is to be taken for the rockfall. Once you reach the peak you would be stunned with the picture that it has to offer – its so dramatic and the setting is remarkable. The best view of Everest you would ever see, the picturesque view of Gokyo lake is incredibly scenic. Soon we decent down to the fabulous town of Gokyo for an overnight stay.
Cho-La (5,420 m/17,782 ft):
The glacial Cho-La pass is certainly a one of a kind and beautiful on its own. Once again we start early from Thangnak. Unlike the commercial congested Everest regular trail, the walk to Cho-La through the serene valley is yet another highlight. We climb a beautiful gradual ascent for 2 hours and descend to the Cho-La base camp where some trekkers set up a camp as their high camp. Soon we start climbing a vertical trail to get to the summit of the pass. Cho-La is a pass with glacial ice on top, which appears much like icing on top of the cake. Depending on the time of the year you are trekking this pass may require a simple crampon or yak-track to get away with severe fall. However, the walk on the Cho-La is unbelievable; soon we descend the rocky trail to get to the hidden town of Dzongla. Dzongla offers one of the most incredible views.
Kongma-La (5,535 m/18,159 ft)
Despite the fact that the Kongma-La pass is yet another most exquisite venture to undertake yet it is one of the less trodden passes. Trekkers hardly execute going over Kongma-La to get to Chhukhung or the other way round. The view and the adventure experience that this pass has to offer to the travelers is indeed unique and extraordinarily exceptional. You get very close to Lhotse, the 4th highest mountain in the world. Mount Lhotse stands very sturdy and tall that dominates the entire valley. However, there are places where cautiousness is to be taken owing to the narrow trail and cliff. After a long descend we enter into a different valley of Imja – the Imja valley leads you to the most popular 6000 m climbing peak, Island Peak.
“He who climbs upon the highest mountains laughs at all tragedies, real or imaginary.”