The ultimate push on the Everest Three Passes trek departs snug Goyko in hopes of clearing the ultimate of the Three Excessive Passes; The Renjo La Move.
In all honesty, this move is the best of the lot, assuming that you’re following this information in an anti-clockwise path. Nevertheless, that is nonetheless a 5345M alpine move within the highest mountain vary on the planet, and finishing it’s nonetheless an extremely fulfilling expertise.
So what’s the reward? A wonderful decline again to Lukla, rapidly shedding all the hard-earned altitude you’ve collected over the previous two weeks!
In case you’re climbing this clockwise, then the Renjo La Move will likely be your first move, requiring 1000M + of elevation achieve in a single day. Whereas nonetheless potential, this will likely lead to an elevated danger of AMS.
This information picks up from the earlier put up: EVEREST THREE PASSES TREK DAY 13 – 15 CHO LA PASS
This information mustn’t substitute a correct map and must be a complement to particular person analysis and preparation efforts.
The map above will provide you with an thought of the overall path and topography of the world. Nevertheless, it’s important to have a bodily Everest Three Passes Trek map when planning to sort out the Renjo La move.
For the time being, my guides are the one sources of free content material accessible on-line for the Three Passes Trek. In case you’re in search of extra details about trekking in Sagarmatha Nationwide Park and for the Renjo La Move, then you would additionally get a duplicate of the Lonely Planet: Trekking within the Nepal Himalaya e-book which was very helpful for me.
TRAVEL INSURANCE FOR THE RENJO LA PASS TREK
For many trekkers seeking to sort out the Three Passes, journey insurance coverage is excessive on their listing of priorities. Nevertheless, most journey insurance coverage firms don’t cowl trekking at altitudes above 4000 meters.
I at all times buy journey insurance coverage from WorldNomads.com, since I consider that they’re the most effective for journey vacationers. It consists of cowl for abroad medical, evacuation, baggage and a spread of journey sports activities and actions, together with trekking in Nepal at excessive altitudes.
Three Passes: Impartial Trekking Information E-book
Since web connectivity is restricted within the Khumbu, I’ve written a complete trekking information to the Three Passes which you’ll obtain as an eBook to be used in your cell, pill, or e-reader.
I’ve at the moment received this eBook listed on Amazon at a reduced worth of lower than $6!
DAY 16: THE RENJO LA PASS
TREKKING TIME: 6 HOURS TO LUMDE
ALTITUDE: 550M ASCENT 650M DESCENT
RENJO LA ELEVATION: 5345M
SLEEPING ALTITUDE: 4350M
After climbing Gokyo Ri, and spending an elective day or two recovering in stunning Gokyo, it’s lastly time to sort out the ultimate move of the Three Excessive Passes trek; the Renjo La.
Gokyo to the Renjo La Move
Once more, keep in mind to depart early for the most effective probability of clear situations on the move. You may count on round three hours of trekking earlier than gaining the move.
Following the identical path to Gokyo Ri from Gokyo, stroll alongside Gokyo Lake, following the flank of Gokyo Ri earlier than climbing steeply to the bottom of a ridge wall.
The ultimate part is a winding push to the Renjo La move, which is steep and sometimes piled with snow. The trail is pretty clear, particularly when carved out of the snow by sherpas and different trekkers.
Views from the Renjo La
After gaining the move, you might be handled with an awe-inspiring panorama that stretches from Gokyo to the Ngozumpa Glacier to the large peaks of Nuptse, Lhotse, Cholatse, Makalu and naturally, Everest. The Cho La can be seen from the Renjo La move, serving as a humbling reminder of the huge, stunning, but unforgiving terrain traversed on the journey to this point.
The Descent to Lumde (Lungden)
After wiping away the tears of victory, it’s time to throw the rucksack again on and muster the power required to descend again to Lukla to finish the Three Excessive Passes Trek.
In fact, the huge distance that makes up this final part is often lined over 2-4 days. The excellent news is that a lot of the trekking from this level on is a mild decline. You’ll undoubtedly really feel revitalized by the change in slope, mixed with the advantages of more and more denser oxygen as you descend.
However first, you will have to descend down the sheer, icy route of the Renjo La. This part can get very slippery, so you probably have microspikes or crampons, now could be a good time to make use of them.
This path is simple to seek out, nevertheless once more, could be very slippery. Nice care must be taken to keep away from falling.
Quickly after, you’ll attain the Angladumba Tso, which is a small alpine lake under the move. From right here, you’ll really feel like a superhero as you cruise down the vast, rolling path to a different lake; Relama Tsho, earlier than turning into the Renjo Khola valley.
The ultimate part earlier than reaching Lumde is a steep descent down into the valley, switching forwards and backwards beside giant rocky outcrops.
There are a number of lodges in Lumde to select from, so take a decide. Alternatively, some trekkers select to hold on additional, even to Thame you probably have the power. Feeling contemporary and rejuvenized (maybe as a result of much-missed oxygen), we continued to the following village; Murulung. We stayed on the Riverside Lodge, whose very welcoming proprietor is the son of a sherpa man who had summitted Everest on a number of completely different events.
Day 17: Descending to Thame (or Namche)
TREKKING TIME: 3 HOURS TO THAME, 7 HOURS TO NAMCHE
ALTITUDE: 530M DESCENT TO THAME, 900M TO NAMCHE
SLEEPING ALTITUDE: 3800M (THAME), 3440M (NAMCHE)
The ultimate few days of the Everest Three Excessive Passes trek following the Renjo La Move traverse is an extended, looping descent to Lukla. Since this complete part is actually down-hill, you possibly can select your trekking itinerary freely with out a lot danger of AMS, relying in your power.
Persevering with down the Bhote Koshi Valley and into the Langmuche Khola valley, the monitor connects a number of small villages earlier than reaching Thame. Highlights embody Thambuteng and Thame Teng.
It’s potential to remain in most of those small villages. Nevertheless, most trekkers both select to spend an evening at Thame, or proceed on for just a few extra hours to Namche Bazaar like we did.
Day 18 – Returning to Lukla
In fact, this ultimate part will be damaged up into a number of days. Nevertheless, feeling contemporary, we determined to skip Thame, keep in Namche Bazaar, after which proceed all the way in which to Lukla on the ultimate day (18).
The descent from Thame to Namche could be very peaceable, and I’m certain that you’ll discover how delicate your senses are in a response to the extended deprivation of the sights and smells of vegetation and timber. The scent of forest flowers and pine needles beneath your boots is extremely rewarding and fulfilling, and it’s as if extra life returns to the monitor with each kilometer you descend.
You’ll have no hassle discovering the route again to Namche Bazaar, as villagers make the commute every day to go to the market and to conduct different essential enterprise within the unofficial capital of the Khumbu.
In case you stayed at Thame the day prior, then spending a ultimate night time in Namche is a superb choice. Alternatively, you possibly can proceed on the identical route again right down to Phakding and even Lukla that you simply got here up on day 2.
Day 19 (or 20) – Fly to Kathmandu
Arriving again in Lukla is an awesome expertise. After having been welcomed into the sherpa tradition and humble mindset and having handled your eyes to probably the most highly effective mountain peaks on the planet for practically 20 days, it’s simple to really feel a little bit bit emotional.
As you sit in stunning Lukla, maybe sipping on a sizzling espresso as you wait to your return flight, take the second to essentially recognize the place you might be and the place you have got been. The Three Passes trek was really one of the stunning and rewarding experiences of my life to this point, and one which I’m certain after having accomplished, you’ll share with me a deep sense of pleasure and admiration.
The reality is, as I end this information just a few months after leaving, I really feel an awesome urge to return to these mountains and to be aside of that straightforward, humbling life as soon as extra. So, as you are taking that ultimate sip, little question eager for the comforts to return, dare to push these ideas to the again of your thoughts one ultimate time, and really dwell these ultimate moments.
Extra Photographs from the Renjo La
I hope this information will likely be a helpful useful resource to your trekking adventures over the Renjo La on the Three Passes Trek. Listed below are some extra pictures from the previous couple of days to encourage your journey.
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That’s it for the Three Excessive Passes days 16-20 information together with the Renjo La move!
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