Renjo La, Cho-la and Kongma-la are three high altitude passes that lie in Khumbu Region of Nepal including the alpine pastures and Lakes of Gokyo or Milk Lake; the abode of Lord Shiva. One of our most challenging treks takes in three spectacular high passes in one of the most scenically stunning areas on the planet.
The three off the beaten trail passes include the Renjo La pass(5,340m), the often snow covered Cho-la pass(5420m) the challenging Kongma La(5,545m) pass, and through the remote Bhote Khosi valley. Himalayan giants like Mt. Everest, Cho-Oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Amadablam, Lobuche and other many more mountains can be gazed upon from vistas upon Kalapathar and Gokyo-Ri. After traversing over Renjo La pass, we take the trail to Lobuche, crossing Cho La pass and join the small village of Dzongla. After the ascent of Kala Patthar (5545 m) and the impressive up-close view of Everest, our return route passes through Kongma La (5535 m) or the Imja Tse valley. While descend from the high mountains, we stop in Tengboche, a major Buddhist monastery where we rest here and savor the incredible scenery. These views include Everest, Ama Dablam (6856m), Kantega (6809m), Kwangde (6194m), Nuptse (7879m), and Lhotse (8511m), to name but a few. We continue our journey back toward Namche Bazaar, and finally back to Lukla for our return flight to Kathmandu. This incredible journey is without question one of the most beautiful treks in the world. Although at times physically challenging, this is highly recommended for those looking to truly experience the magic of the Everest Khumbu region, while getting off the popular route.