Everest Two Pass Trekking is one of the popular routes for any travelers to explore the magnificent Everest Base Camp and the sacred Himalayas freshwater lakes while discovering the adventure of thrilling high elevation mountain passes. Two Pass Trekking is also known as Cho La Renjo La Pass trekking is amazing opportunity to add an adventure to walking in difficult terrain and glaciers and hard weather to complete the quest of exploring EBC and Gokyo Valley — few of the best places to see in Nepal or in the world.
Everest 2 Pass Trek follows the trails of classic Everest Base Camp until and then cross adventurous Cho La Pass to connect to the beautiful valley where the turquoise Gokyo Lake and awesome Gokyo Peak awaits. The stunning panorama of Himalayan range and Gokyo Lake is no doubt, one of the best images you will have (in camera or memory).
The trek continues ascending on narrow trails to reach the top of Renjo La Pass and observe the sight of Mt. Everest range and the lake, one more time, before descending to colorful village of Thame. If you are looking for more thrilling experience, then crossing Tashi Labsta Pass from Thame to Rolwaling Valley is another fantastic trail or Three Pass trekking instead.
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu : Picked Up from the airport and transfer to the HotelDrive: 30 minutes | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Welcome Dinner
Day 2Free Day in Kathmandu Optional: Join our free walking tours – starts at 10am – Walk to Monkey Temple – Visit National Museum – Kathmandu Durbar Square – finish before 4pm
Day 3Drive from Kathmandu to Ramechhap, flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2610m / 8563 ft.)Drive: 4hrs | Flight: 15 min | Walk: 3 - 4 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 4Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 5Rest and acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286 ft)Walk: 4 – 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 6Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3870m/12697 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 7Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4410m/14468 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 8Rest and Acclimatization Day: Visit Chukung Valley Walk: 4 – 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 9Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m/16109 ft)Walk: 4 – 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 10Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5120m/ 16798 ft): Side Trip to EBC (5364m / 17598 ft.) Walk: 7 – 8 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 11Sunrise Climb to Kala Patthar (5545m / 18192 ft.) and trek to Dzongla (4830m / 15846 ft)Walk: 7 – 8 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 12Cross Cho La Pass (5368m/ 17612 ft) and descend to Gokyo (4790m/15715 ft)Walk: 6 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 13Sunrise Climb to Gokyo Peak (5357m / 17575 ft) and Lake Exploration DayWalk: 6 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 14Cross Renjo La Pass (5360m / 17585 ft) and descend to Lungden (4368m/14330 ft)Walk: 7 – 8 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 15Trek from Lungden to Thame (3820m/12533 ft)Walk: 3 – 4 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 16Trek from Thame to Monjo (2835m/9301 ft)Walk: 6 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 17Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2840m/9318 ft)Walk: 4 – 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 18Morning Flight from Lukla to Ramechhap and drive to KathmanduFlight: 15 min. | Drive: 4 - 5 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: B, L, D
Day 19Free Day in Kathmandu (Contingency Day)Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 20Final Departure | Other Travel Plan
I first met Milan in Katmandu at the hostel I was staying at. I had no real travel plans, I just wanted to immerse myself in the local culture and get the best experience out of my trip. Milan was very helpful with that, he gave me very insightful explanations about life in Nepal, custom tailored my trip in the best way I could imagine, all while playing the guitar and being super friendly ! If you're looking for a trust worthy company that is more authentic than the big travel agencies, I strongly advise to check Archaic Nepal. I ended up visiting Chitwan National Park, Katmandu Valley and trekking all the way to Everest Base Camp. It was one of the best experience of my life. Nepal is awesome !!
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FREE WALKING TOUR: This is an optional walking adventure on the outskirts of Thamel area, which will surprisingly take you to popular Buddhist shrine – Monkey Temple (original name Swayambunath Stupa) and Kathmandu Durbar Square (House of Virgin Living Goddess) after a quick peek at the National Museum. It is around 6km walk, takes 1.5 hrs walk starting and ending from/to Thamel. It is a guided tour; however the entrance fees to these heritage sites must be pay by travelers themselves. [Monkey Temple – Rs 200, Kathmandu Durbar Square – Rs 1000, National Museum – Rs 150]. We start at 10am in the morning (after breakfast) and finish before 4pm (time can vary).
SAFETY CONCERN: Your safety is our top concern while organizing outdoor and adventure plans. Our leaders and crew members are experienced professionals who will make sure that the trip is safely in course. We truly understand the need of information flow and risk management to provide the best experience. Our trekking arrangement includes the proper clothing, supplies of equipment and gears, high altitude prevention measures and remedies to provide the carefree adventure in the Himalayas.
STANDARD TRIP: Standard itinerary and route plans are typically designed considering the necessary number of days to complete the trek for average fit travelers and level of altitude gain on the trek (and multiple other factors) which can be modified as per the interest, time, experience and budget plan of travelers. On the given adventure plan, we have included the most important items necessary for the trip and the cost for it and quoted to provide a general idea of the cost of the trip with minimum number of days required to complete the trip.
CUSTOMIZE TRIP: We can organize a trip to every style and provide our service as required by the travelers. There are few items like leader, permits etc, which are mandatory to provide from the agency whereas there are also several alternatives to design the trip as suited. Any customization of the standard itinerary will change the trip price accordingly. We always like to hear what you have to say. We are always happy to assist your valuable travel holidays in your manner with the best information that suits your way of traveling.
ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU
We need to have 4 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu (before and after the trip) for preparation, rest, and contingency. We provide twin sharing room at Hotel Nepalaya on BB Plan for your trip. If you choose to book your own accommodation in Kathmandu, 50 USD per person is discounted from trip price.
If you prefer to select your own accommodation, then you are free to do so and find a place suitable to your interest. Alternatively, you can suggest a name, and we shall book that place for you.
GROUP SIZE: All of our adventure trips are accompanied by specialized local leaders, guides, porters and assistant guides (as required) who will always ensure your safety and comfort at every part of the journey. We found that the group size of 8 is the optimal size to run these trips, however we can organize a trip plan for any group size upon the request.
Group of More than 8: We also have a good experience of handling big groups of volunteers, employees, students, and able to organize a trip plan upon request. Please kindly submit your group size information, and we will garnish a proper trip plan and price for you.
It is your travel plan; you can choose what you want to do, of course with a lot of information first. Feel free to submit and share your travel ideas, and we shall get back to you with more thoughts in no time.