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20-day Himalayan 3 passes trek to Renjo La, Cho La and Khongma La

Join Jyamchang, IFMGA-certified, on this 20-day marathon trek into the heart of the Himalayas, with passes including Renjo La, Cho La and Khongma La, experience the famously majestic mountain range.

Mountain RangeHimalaya
Duration20 days
Offer periodMar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov
Skill LevelAdvanced
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


Home to many of the world’s highest peaks, the Himalayas form the rooftop of the world. Come experience the wonders of the range as I lead you along three major passes.

Roll with the mountain range to discover some of Earth’s most breathtaking panoramas.

The Kongma La is the highest peak that we will reach at 5,535 meters (18,159ft), which offers stunning views of the Makalu mountain, known as the throne of the gods.

Cho La, at 5,380 meters (17,650ft) is an icy pass that includes the interesting glacier crossing of Ngozumpa, the longest in Nepal, before we reach the pass.

Renjo La, at 5,388 meters (17,513ft) is a recently found pass by experienced Sherpas. Here we will discover the best of high Himalayan culture. Here is one of the most thrilling and challenging areas to trek in the Everest region.

As we climb even higher, the views that accompany us increase in wonder, as we head for the Everest Base Camp. Survey the deep Dudh Koshi river valley blend with the lush vegetation of the Sagarmatha National Park, packed with floral and faunal biodiversity.

Experience authentic Sherpa culture in the villages that we encounter during our trek to the Everest Base Camp. The warm hospitality of the families is unrivalled. Visit the highland monasteries and walls engraved with Buddhist prayers, as the flutter of the colorful prayer flags mixes with the spiritual atmosphere.

We also reach the Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri, from where full panoramas of the Himalaya are possible, and when we ascend Kalapatter, we are able to witness whole views of Everest.

Due to the high level of difficulty involved in this trek, as well as the tiresome long lengths of time hiking, participants are required to be physically fit and mentally strong, as well as having previous hiking experience.

Reserve your place now among the mythical Himalayan mountains and challenge yourself to this 20-day marathon trek, including the 3 passes of Renjo La, Cho La ad Khongma La.

Meeting point

At the airport.




Day 1: Arrival

Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.

Day 2: Preparation

We will double check the climbing gear and go through the preparations.

Day 3: Phakding

Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,625m).

Day 4: Namche

Trek To Namche (3,440m).

Day 5: Acclimatise

Namche Bazer to acclimatise.

Day 6: Thame

Trek to Thame (3,820m).

Day 7: Lumde

Trek to Lumde (4,368m).

Day 8: Acclimatise

Acclimatise for further ascents.

Day 9: Renjo La

Trek to Gokiya Via Renjo La Pass (5,360m). Today is a long day.

Day 10: Thnangnak

Hike around Gokiya before we trek to Thnangnak (4,700m).

Day 11: Cho La

Via Cho La pass (5,420m). and Lobhuche lobuche (4,910m).

Day 12: Everest Base Camp

Trek to Grokshape and a day hike to the Everest Base Camp.

Day 13: Kalapather and Lobuche

Morning hike to Kalapather (5,355m).   Then a trek back to Lobuche.

Day 14: Khongma La

Reaching 5,447 meters on the Khongma La pass before going over to Chukung (4,700m).

Day 15: Pangboche

Pangboche and visit Lama Gheshyi.

Day 16: Namche

Trek to the town of Namche.

Day 17: Lukla

Trek to the town of Lukla.

Day 18: Kathmandu

We return to Kathmandu.

Day 19: Free day

Free day in Kathmandu.

Day 20: Departure day

Departure from Nepal.

About the guide

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I come from the East part of Nepal, between Makalu (8,470m) and Kangchenjunga (8,586m). I am IFMGA/UIAGM fully certified since 2009. I have 20+ experience of climbing in the Himalaya. I’ve climbed Mt Everest (7 times), Mt Cho Oyu in Tibet (2 times), Mt Ama Dablam (8 times), Baruntse (2 times), Island peak (15 times), Lobuche (10 times), Pokhalde (10 times), Mera peak (10 times), Mehera peak (5 times), Chulu far east (3 times), Mt Shishapangma until camp 3, Manaslu until 7200m, and Chulu West, Lhakpa ri and other another few more times.
I also have extensive experience of climbing in Europe: France, Italy, UK and Norway (where I work for three months during the summer as a glacier guide).
I'm also a technical mountain rescue coordinator for the 8000's.
It will be my pleasure to guide you through your journey whether for trekking, peak climbing or any mountaineering expedition. Get in touch and let's discuss about the purpose of your trip.

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