Everest Two Passes Trek 2024-2025

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Overview

  • Duration 16 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 5,545m
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu - Kathmandu
  • Trip Area Khumbu Region
  • Best Season Autumn & Spring

Highlights

  • Trek to the two highest passes in the Everest region: Renjo La Pass (5,345m) and Cho La Pass (5,420m).
  • Explore the Sherpa culture and lifestyle in the villages of Namche Bazaar, Thame, and Khumjung.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, and Ama Dablam.
  • Visit the famous Tengboche Monastery, one of the largest and oldest Buddhist monasteries in the region.
  • Trek through the Gokyo Valley and witness the serene and pristine turquoise lakes.
  • Experience the thrill of trekking to the base camp of Mount Everest and stand in awe of the world's highest mountain.
  • Walk through the rugged terrain of the Khumbu Glacier and admire the beauty of the icefalls.
  • Cross high suspension bridges over roaring rivers and hike through dense forests of rhododendron, pine, and fir trees.
  • Witness the vibrant culture and traditions of the Sherpa people and learn about their unique way of life.
  • Stay in tea houses and lodges along the trekking route and enjoy delicious local food and hospitality

The Everest Two Passes Trek is an exciting adventure that takes you through the popular Everest Base Camp Trek routes, and then on the way back treats you to thrilling routes of the two passes of the region. The Cho La Pass at an altitude of 5420 meters and the Renjo La Pass at an altitude of 5345 meters are the main attractions of this trek.

You will have the chance to see many different animals like Mountain Goats, Musk Deer, Pheasants, Lophophorus, Snow Ducks, Mountain Hawks, and even Snow Leopards if you're lucky! You will also enter the Sagarmatha National Park, which was established in the late 70s to conserve flora and fauna.

Once you trek towards Chola Pass after accomplishing the goal of Everest Base Camp, you will notice the difference between the two-pass trek and a normal trek to Everest Base Camp. The crowd of trekkers will be smaller, and you will enjoy the trek more. You will visit beautiful destinations like Gokyo, Dzongla, and Thame, and see a few monasteries on the trail.

The landscape of the passes is perfect, and the views from the top of both the passes and the grand view of the mountain range from the top of Gokyo Ri are no less than admiring the beauty of Gokyo Lake.

You will have the opportunity to see many giant mountains like Mt. Everest (8848m), the fourth-highest Lhotse (8516m), the fifth-highest Makalu (8485m), the sixth-highest Cho-Oyu (8210m), and other massive mountains. The number of mountains in between the wide range of towering mountains is unimaginable!

Also, Check Everest Base Camp Drive Trek In-Fly Out.

Reasons to Choose Himalayan Scenery Treks & Expedition for Two Passes

HST has completed over 1000 trekking expeditions around the nation. We have the best-experienced guides in the field. Along with that HST is going to help you in every step of your trip until and unless you happily complete your trip.

We have even been rated 5.0 stars on TripAdvisor which makes us your best choice as a trekking companion. We have several reasons to give you so that you won’t have to wander anywhere.

Also, Check 20 Reasons To Choose Himalayan Scenery Treks & Expedition.

Book the Two Passes Trek

Along with a feasible and affordable cost detailing you can choose Himalayan Scenery Treks & Expedition for conquering the Cho La and Renjo La passes. We will help you as your best travel friend so that you will always keep us at the top. Along with that with us as your trekking planner, no doubt that Mountains will always love you.

Itinerary

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On the first day of the Everest two passes trek, you will fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, which is the starting point of the trek. The Lukla flight is a scenic one as you will fly over the Himalayan range, providing you with an unforgettable view. You can either take a direct flight from Kathmandu or take a domestic flight from Manthali.

After you land at the Tenzing-Hillary airport in Lukla, you will start your trek toward Phakding. Phakding is a small village located at an altitude of 2,610 meters and is a popular stopover for trekkers. The trekking trail from Lukla to Phakding is a relatively easy walk, and it takes around 3-4 hours to reach Phakding.

The trail follows the Dudh Koshi River and offers beautiful views of the surrounding mountains.

The trekking trail from Phakding to Namche Bazaar is a steep uphill climb, and you will cross several suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River. The trail also offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, including Mount Everest. Once you reach Namche Bazaar, you will be greeted by the vibrant Sherpa culture and warm hospitality.

Before entering the Sagarmatha National Park, you will need to obtain permits from the Sagarmatha National Park office in Monjo. It is essential to carry valid ID proof while obtaining the permits. The Sagarmatha National Park is home to various flora and fauna, including the Himalayan black bear, snow leopard, and musk deer.

On the third day of the Everest, two passes trek, you will rest at Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the most popular tourist destination of the Everest Region and is a perfect place for acclimatization. Acclimatization is essential to prevent altitude sickness, which is a common problem among trekkers.

Namche Bazaar is a bustling town and offers various activities for trekkers. You can explore the town, visit the local markets and cafes, and experience the Sherpa culture. The town also offers a wide range of food options, including traditional Sherpa cuisine and Western food.

During the rest day at Namche Bazaar, you can go for a short hike to the nearby villages or trek to the Everest View Hotel to enjoy the stunning views of Mount Everest and other surrounding mountains. The Everest View Hotel is located at an altitude of 3,880 meters and is one of the highest-altitude hotels in the world.

On the fourth day of the Everest two passes trek, you will trek to Tengboche, which is one of the most scenic villages of the trek. The trekking time to Tengboche is around 6-7 hours, and the altitude gain is around 700 meters.

Along the way, you will pass through the beautiful forests of Rhododendron and encounter several Chortens. Chortens are Buddhist shrines that are commonly found along the trekking route.

Once you reach Tengboche, you will visit one of the oldest monasteries of the region, the Tengboche Monastery. The monastery is an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

You will spend the night at Tengboche a tea house nearby the monastery. The tea houses offer basic accommodation and food options, and it's a perfect way to experience the local lifestyle of the region.

The fifth day of the Everest two passes trek involves a trek to Dingboche, which is a popular stop for trekkers. The trek takes you through several Sherpa villages and the beautiful Imja Valley.

The trekking time to Dingboche is around 4 hours, and you will gain an altitude of around 400 meters. The maximum altitude on this day is 4410 m, so it's essential to take the necessary precautions to avoid altitude sickness.

Once you reach Dingboche, you will have a chance to acclimatize and explore the beautiful village. Dingboche is situated in a picturesque valley, surrounded by beautiful mountains.

On Day 6, travelers can take a short day trek to Chukung for acclimatization. This helps the body adapt to higher altitudes and reduces the risk of altitude sickness. Chukung offers stunning views of the surrounding mountain ranges, including Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu.

The village is located in the Imja Valley, surrounded by majestic peaks and glaciers. After a day of exploring and acclimatizing, trekkers can return to Dingboche to rest and prepare for the next day's trek. It's important to listen to your body and take the necessary time to adjust to the altitude for a safe and enjoyable trek.

On day 7, you will be heading to Lobuche, which will be one of the toughest days of your trek. You will ascend to a maximum altitude of 4940 m and the cold temperature can be challenging. During the trek, you will be rewarded with some of the most stunning views of Mt. Nuptse and Pumori.

As you approach Lobuche, you will notice that there are fewer accommodations and basic food facilities, so it's important to be prepared. Take your time to rest and acclimatize before embarking on the next day's journey.

Day 8 is an exciting day as it involves a trek to Gorakshep, which is the last stop before reaching the Everest Base Camp. The trail passes through the Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall, making it a challenging and thrilling journey. With a maximum altitude of 5, 545 meters, it is important to acclimatize well before attempting this trek.

Upon reaching Gorakshep, trekkers can take a well-deserved rest and prepare for the final leg of their journey to the Base Camp the following day. The stunning views of the Himalayas and the sense of accomplishment make it all worth it.

On day 9, start your trek to Dzonglha with breakfast at the teahouse in Gorakshep. Before that, don't miss the opportunity to watch the sunrise over the Himalayas from Kalapatthar. The trek from Gorakshep to Dzonglha is about 4 hours long, and the terrain can be challenging in some places.

Once you reach Dzonglha, take some time to rest and explore the beautiful landscape. Dzonglha is a small village surrounded by towering peaks and offers stunning views of the Himalayas.

On day 10, the trek to Cho La Pass starts early in the morning. The trek to the top of the pass is steep and challenging, but the stunning views of the mountains make it worthwhile. The Cho La Pass is located at an altitude of 5,420 meters and offers panoramic views of the Himalayas.

After reaching the top, the trek continues downhill towards Tagnag. Tagnag is a small village located at an altitude of 4,690 meters, and it takes around 7 hours to reach there. It is a perfect place to rest and acclimatize before continuing the trek.

On day 11 of the trek, we will hike for 2-3 hours from Tagnag to the mesmerizing Gokyo valley. As we make our way through the valley, we will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain ranges, including the Cho Oyu, Everest, and Lhotse peaks.

Once we reach Gokyo, we will be greeted by the stunning glacial lakes, including the Gokyo Lake, which is one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world. We will then have the rest of the day to relax and explore the serene surroundings of the Gokyo valley, and prepare for the trek ahead.

Day 12 is an exciting day as you will climb Gokyo Ri, which is a popular viewpoint to witness panoramic views of the Himalayas. From the top, you can see the highest mountain in the world - Mount Everest, and other peaks including Cho Oyu and Makalu. After descending from Gokyo Ri, you will begin trekking towards Renjo La pass. The pass is located at an altitude of 5300 meters and offers breathtaking views of the Ngozumpa glacier.

After crossing Renjo La, you will reach the beautiful Lungden Valley. The trek takes around 6-7 hours, and you will pass through various tea houses along the way. The valley is known for its unique landscapes, and you will get to witness a completely different side of the Himalayas. You can rest at one of the tea houses and enjoy a warm cup of tea while taking in the views of the surrounding mountains.

On day 13, trekkers make their way towards Thame Village, located in the Khumbu region. The village is situated at an altitude of 3800 meters and is famous for the Thame Monastery. The monastery is one of the oldest in the region and is home to many ancient Buddhist artifacts. Thame Village is also a Sherpa village, and visitors can learn about their unique culture and way of life.

The trek to Thame is a moderate one, and it takes about 4-5 hours to reach the village. Trekkers can also enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys along the way.

After an amazing journey, it's time to head back to Namche. This trek takes about 5-6 hours, but it's all downhill from here. Take in the beautiful scenery and enjoy the last moments of the trek. You'll be passing by the same trails that you took on the way up, but the experience will be different this time.

The trek from Namche to Lukla is the final leg of the Everest Two Passes Trek. The trail is mostly downhill, and it takes around 7-8 hours to complete. The route passes through forests, suspension bridges, and Sherpa villages. The view of the Dudh Koshi River and surrounding hills is breathtaking.

On the final day, you will take a scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. The flight takes about 30 minutes, offering a breathtaking view of the Himalayas. Once you arrive in Kathmandu, you will have time to rest and explore the city's cultural and historical landmarks. You can visit ancient temples and palaces, taste local delicacies, or shop for souvenirs to bring back home.

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Cost Details

Included

  • Airport Pick-up and Drop
  • Porter services
  • An Experienced Government Licensed Guide
  • One assistant guide for a group of more than 10 trekkers
  • Insurance for all staff
  • Entry Permit Fees: Khumbu Local Entry Fee, Sagarmatha National Park Permit, TIMS
  • Lukla Flight round trip
  • Domestic air tax
  • First Aid and pulse oximeter service
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner served during the trek
  • Sharing Room Lodge Accommodation during the trek
  • Trekking maps, Himalayan Scenery Hat, Staff, Duffle Bag

Excluded

  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee
  • Personal Expenses
  • Drinks/Extra food and Beverages
  • Single Supplement- $200
  • Tips for Guides and Porters

Useful Info

Best time for Everest 2 Passes Trekking

We will not lie to you but we are sad to say that you can properly succeed in this trekking only two times a year. You can go for this trekking in Spring which falls in March till May. Another beautiful time is Autumn from September to November. However, in November the cold time starts so the earlier the better.

You will never miss a spot if you make your vacation plan to Everest during these times. Just make sure to contact us when planning.

Also, Check the Best Time To Visit Everest Base Camp In 2023.

Preparation for Everest 2 Passes Trekking

The major question every trekker that we have been with asks us is “What do we need?” Well, here we will answer so that you don’t remain confused.

Fitness requirements

Running might be easy but not this trek. You better know this you need to carry around 10 to 12 pounds on your back and elevate. Sounds scary? We have the solution.

You should make your legs strong because every day you will be hiking for around 6 hours. Train like you can easily go up and down the hills on stairs or on normal trails.

The more the elevation less you will have oxygen to breathe. Train properly so that your muscles would not get fatigued during the elevation. However, you will be acclimatizing during your trip so that your body adapts to the weather.

You can start your training at least 3 months prior to the trip. But do not go too hard on yourself. If you have the right training and the right spirit then easily you can conquer the two passes.

Equipment requirements

You need to be ensured that you have got the following stuff with you when discovering this trekking:

  • The recommended items for you to wear are a Sun Cap, a Wool or Fleece Hat, Lightweight Synthetic Liner Gloves, and Waterproof Gloves.
  • Please provide options for short-sleeved shirts or T-shirts, lightweight tops or thermal coats, synthetic or fleece jackets, and a down-insulated jacket.
  • Please pack underwear, trekking pants, and woolen socks for the trip.
  • The following items should be with you: hand sanitizers, hand wash, wet tissues, toothpaste/toothbrush, bath soap, shampoo, moisturizers, laundry soap, garbage bags, sunscreen with -50 SPF, lip guard with -20/-50 SPF, zip-lock bags, and baby wipes or wet towels.
  • To go hiking or trekking, you'll need some essential gear. These include trekking poles, a head torch, sandals, lightweight hiking or trekking boots, a 45 to a 55-liter rucksack, a duffel bag, water bottles, a refillable pee bottle, a lightweight towel, an umbrella or raincoat, spare batteries, waterproof sacks, a power bank (solar recommended), a journal and pen, a book or board game, as well as some bars and snacks.
  • Here is a list of items that might be helpful in case of a medical emergency: Water Purification Tablets, Handy Plaster, Crack Bandage, Tincture, Iodine, Strepsils, Antibiotic, Paracetamol, Aspirin, Sinex, Anti-Diarrhea Capsule/Eldoper, Ibuprofens, Diamox, and Eye Drops.
  • Documents to carry: Valid Passport, Valid Visa, 4 PP Size Photo, Insurance Paper (Medical & Rescue) & Contact Address, Family/Company Contact Number & Address, Credit Card

If you miss anything don’t worry. We will escort you to the best places to find the right gear.

Altitude sickness prevention

You might love the mountains but the mountains might not do the same to you.

As you have to elevate to over 5000 meters and have to cover at least a 6-hour hike elevation, altitude sickness might easily strike you. The best way to prevent yourself from mountain sickness is to keep yourself hydrated and take enough rest and sleep.

You should make yourself so much more comfortable spending most of your time of rest sleeping and getting enough water.

On your trip, if you have altitude sickness then take a rest and lower your altitude. You can take a rest and elevate again next time.

Also, Check Alternatives to EBC Trek in the Everest Region.

 

FAQs

  • Q1. What are the passes for Mount Everest?

    There are several passing peaks and passes while going to Everest. The two famous are Two Passes and Three Passes treks. They include Kongma La (5,550m.), Cho La (5,420m.), and Renjo La (5,345m.).

  • The Khumbu Icefall is one of the hardest parts to get through Everest. It is a big, rough glacier that slides downhill very quickly. Gravity and its own heavy weight make it move even faster.

  • The South Col Route is the best and easiest way to climb Mount Everest. It will take you straight to the top and it is easy to follow.

  • 3 passes Everest is a trek that involves passing through the three highest passes in the Khumbu region - Kongma La Pass (5,535/18,159ft), Cho La Pass (5420m/17,782ft), and Renjo La Pass (5,340m/17,520ft) - in addition to reaching the Everest Base Camp.

  • The Two Passes Trek depends upon your training. The trails make the road challenging even without rainfall. When it rains, the roads become muddy and slippery.

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