Find your trekking - Everest Base Camp Two High Passes
Everest Base Camp and more, but not too much. During the Everest Two Passes you can cross the Renjo La Pass and the Cho La Pass. The Gokyo stretches out in front of you and you still have the fantastic views from Kala Patthar in prospect.
Everest Two Passes is just like the Three High Passes for those adventurers who want and can do a little more. More challenging than the classic trek to Everest Base Camp and more complete. Not only will you see the base camp of Mount Everest, but you will also cross two fantastic mountain passes and experience more diversity in nature and culture.
Explore fascinating Sherpa villages, visit Buddhist monasteries and experience the Himalayas after Everest Base Camp. Embark on an adventure with Bookatrekking.com and conquer the Everest Two Passes.
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What makes the Everest Base Camp Two High Passes Trek special?
Adding Two Passes to your Everest Base Camp Trek can make all the difference. It automatically takes you off the beaten track, it is more challenging and you get to experience more of Khumbu, the Everest Region. The views from the passes are unforgettable and on either side of them, a different world awaits you. On the Everest Base Camp Two High Passes Trek you get to trek more, see more and experience more.
Which are the Two High Passes?
The Two High Passes of which this trek is named after are Renjo la (5388 m) and Cho La (5380 m). These passes have taken people from one place to the other for the last centuries. Crossing these passes you can travel between Khumbu, the Everest Region, and Gokyo Valley.
Is the Everest Base Camp Two High Passes extra difficult?
Hiking or trekking in the Everest Region can be a challenge. The trek to Everest Base Camp is for most people, but adding the Two High Passes to the itinerary can make things a bit more challenging. The altitude of the Chola and Renjo La pass is higher than Everest Base Camp. It is important to take it as easy as you possibly can. Take rest whenever you can, so you won’t be suffering from altitude sickness. If you are wondering what it physically takes to go trekking in Nepal and what you can do to become the fittest version of yourself, check out this blog post.
What is the best trekking season for the Everest Base Camp Two High Passes Trek?
The Everest Region, along with the rest of Nepal has 4 distinct seasons. Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. The months from February to May, pre-monsoon, and from October to December, post-monsoon, are the most popular for trekking to Everest Base Camp and conquering the Two High Passes. What must be said, is that every trekking season offers its own excitement and atmosphere for hikers. You can read more about the most favorable trekking and hiking seasons in Nepal in this blog post.
What about the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and vice versa?
A 25-minute flight from Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) takes you to Tenzing-Hillary Airport (LUA), named after the famous pioneers Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. The airport is known to be one of the most dangerous airports in the world. That fact makes the flight particularly interesting. In the past flights were irregular and flight schedules were when the weather was rough, hard to count on. However, as more airlines are no offering flights on this exciting route, things have improved a lot compared to the days in the 90s and 00s.
Your flight tickets will be organized by your trekking company. To be sure about your itinerary, it is important to book as early as possible, as the flights are booked on a first-come-first-serve basis.
What permits do I need for trekking to Everest Base Camp and the Two High Passes?
For trekking the Everest Base Camp Two High Passes, you need the following permits:
TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System): This permit is important for every trekker wishing to trek in Nepal. This costs NRS 2000 per person. This equals about 17 USD or 15 EUR.
Alternatively, your trekking company arranges you a location permit in Lukla which costs around 20 USD.
Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit: For entering the Sagarmatha National Park, the park that is home to the Mount Everest Region, you need to obtain an entry permit. This permit costs 30 USD + government tax.
All permits are arranged by your trekking provider.
How safe is it to go trekking to go do the Everest Base Camp Two High Passes Trek?
Safety is of the utmost importance to us. That is why this is an area in which we simply do not compromise when it comes to keeping the cost of our hikes and trekkings low. Our trekking guides have been selected on the basis of their technical competence, proven safety performance, impeccable judgment, friendly attitude and ability to provide useful and expert instructions. They are also very professional and well trained in first aid and personal protection equipment. First aid kits are available on all guided treks and hikes to Everest Base Camp and over the Two High Passes.
What type of accommodation can I expect on the way to EBC and while crossing the Two High Passes?
When you are planning to do the Everest Base Camp Two High Passes, you are likely to stay in a hotel in Kathmandu and you would be spending the nights in teahouses along the trek. Regardless of where you stay in Nepal, do not expect a luxury show. Accommodation is relatively basic but is perfect for those who are resting their legs from hiking and trekking. Down below you can read more about staying in teahouses.
I read about Teahouses on the way to Everest Base Camp and the Two High Passes. What are they?
Tea houses are small hotels known as Bhatti. Them being small hotels, you can expect a certain level of comfort. Yes, you can, but just know that comfort is a relative concept. They are comfortable to the extent that you have a place to sleep and that you can enjoy home-cooked meals. That’s right, tea houses are run by local families who have opened their houses to trekkers passing by.
Because trekking in Nepal has become so popular in recent years, more and more tea houses have opened their doors and the concept has improved over the years. The more popular your route, the better the quality of your tea house is. If you are headed to Everest Region or the Annapurna Conservation area you can expect to see tea houses being of good quality. Quality meaning that you can expect flush toilets, hot showers and in some cases wireless internet. The use of these amenities is at an extra charge. On popular routes, it is even likely that you will stay in a building that has been built with the sole purpose of serving as a tea house. Read more about staying in teahouses here.
How do you select a reliable trekking operator for the Everest Base Camp Two High Passes?
The great thing about the internet is that you can find anything anywhere. The same goes for hiking and trekking providers. However, since there is so much on offer, it can be overwhelming to find a trekking operator of your liking. That is why Bookatrekking.com does the selection for you. We only join hands with the best hiking and trekking providers we can trust. You can rest assured that the trekking operators on Bookatrekking.com are reliable.