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.




Trip Duration

20 days

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People per Guide

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Offer Period

Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov

Type of Trip

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    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.

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      • Day 1Arrival

        Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.

      • Day 2Preparation

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

      • Day 3Phakding

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

      • Day 4Namche

        Trek To Namche (3,440m).

      • Day 5Acclimatise

        Namche Bazer to acclimatise.

      • Day 6Thame

        Trek to Thame (3,820m).

      • Day 7Lumde

        Trek to Lumde (4,368m).

      • Day 8Acclimatise

        Acclimatise for further ascents.

      • Day 9Renjo La

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

      • Day 10Thnangnak

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

      • Day 11Cho La

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

      • Day 12Everest Base Camp

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

      • Day 13Kalapather and Lobuche

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

      • Day 14Khongma La

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

      • Day 15Pangboche

        Pangboche and visit Lama Gheshyi.

      • Day 16Namche

        Trek to the town of Namche.

      • Day 17Lukla

        Trek to the town of Lukla.

      • Day 18Kathmandu

        We return to Kathmandu.

      • Day 19Free day

        Free day in Kathmandu.

      • Day 20Departure day

        Departure from Nepal.


      Other details

      Skill level required


      Fitness level required


      Meeting point

      At the airport.


      About the Guide


      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.




      What People are Saying about Jyamchang Bhote


      After a year and a half of planning, a new attempt was made on Ama Dablam. This time a third person joined the climbing party. Acclimatisation on Lobuche gave us a foretaste of what the numerous pitches on Ama Dablam\'s steep terminal slopes would feel like. Good weather conditions and a swift Alpine style climb to C1, C2 and finally the summit concluded this project. Thank you so much Jyamchang for guiding us up there! The timing of the climb (before Autumn\'s commercial expeditions), choice of porters and additional logistics were once again very professional.
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      Excellent guide, à la fois attentionné et motivant. Il a su s\'adapter à notre rythme tout en nous stimulant suffisamment pour qu\'on atteigne nos objectifs quotidiens. Il nous faisait un briefing journalier avec le programme du lendemain et ses difficultés éventuelles et une vérification de notre adaptation à l\'altitude (pouls, saturation en oxygène). Dès le premier jour, il a tout pris en charge tant du point de vue de l\'organisation des transports que des hôtels sans faux pas.
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      Siham et Noémie
      As some famous mountaineer once said about his Sherpa climbing partner, Jyamchang belongs to a new generation of Nepali guides who really love to climb. For them, mountaineering isn’t just about business. And that’s the reason why we got along very well whilst attempting the ascent of Ama Dablam in April 2017. We were lucky enough to be able to meet beforehand in Chamonix for a thorough check-up of the equipment and a briefing on the various logistics. I found him to be that kind of straight-to-the-point, smiling and organized person I was hoping to have as a guide and partner for an ambitious climb above 6000 meters, which I had only performed once before (on Island Peak). We met at the airport in Kathmandu and joined a good friend of mine and his trekking guide, who accompanied us during the acclimatization trip across the 3 passes and on to EBC. This gave us plenty of time to get our bodies accustomed to altitude. Jyamchang and I performed a daily health check-up to monitor the effects of altitude, a routine which I found to be very professional. We had agreed during our first Skype discussions that we were going to climb alpine style. That is minimum logistics, no fixed ropes etc. The idea of climbing a difficult mountain such as Ama Dablam without these facilitating artefacts strongly appealed to me, and I appreciated that Jyamchang pushed for this approach of the climb. This was not just pulling the client to the top of the mountain and then collecting the summit bonus. Unfortunately, due to poor weather conditions the day before summit day, we were unable to reach the summit. However, I found that Jyamchang’s attitude during the difficult descent with rapidly degrading weather conditions, and another party that we had to help descend, was again showing a professional and competent approach to the mountain environment. All in all, we had a great time in the beautiful surroundings of the Khumbu valley and may be climbing together again in a future expedition. I can strongly recommend Jyamchang for trekking and climbing elsewhere in the world (Jyamchang also guides in Norway). Martin, 32 - Belgium
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