Top 5 High passes Trekking In Nepal
Tourism and trekking is one extremely popular activity and is becoming highly popular in Nepal among tourists and adventurers. Trekking through the Himalayas is Nepal’s key attraction, and is a life-changing experience for many travelers. The 5 high passes are especially popular among trekking trails.
There are a wide variety of trekking options ranging from short treks lasting for just 7-8 days to long trip which lasts for 24 days. You can also choose the difficulty of the trekking and undertake it as such. Because of this, each trek gives you a different experience and memories to last you a lifetime.
There are many trekking packages to choose from and choosing the right one for you can be quite difficult. There is also a difficulty with choosing the high passes to trek upon. It can overwhelm you and can make you indecisive. Even after choosing the perfect trekking place and packages, you still remain with the question of which travel agency to choose. And that’s where we come in for your convenience.
We here at Adventure Great Himalaya Treks & Expeditions provide you with the top 5 high passes trekking available.
Everest Three Passes Trek is a less-traveled and best high passes trek for those with experience. It is an ultimate and complete trek in Nepal because it covers most of the Everest region on its circular route. This links the Everest Base camp with Gokyo Lake trek.
Everest Three high passes trekking includes Kongma La Pass (5,535/18,159ft), Cho La Pass (5420m/17,782ft) and Renjo La Pass (5,340m/17,520ft)
This trek is also more challenging than the classic Everest Base Camp Treks because of this.
Everest Three Passes Trek spans for 20 days. In these 20 days, you get to experience the Sherpa villages with its unique settlements and lifestyle.
It also takes you through the Buddha Monasteries and the untouched beauty of Mount Everest and many other snow-capped peaks. It also provides you with a magnificent view of the mountains. These mountains are Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Ama Dablam, Mount Nuptse, Mount Thamserku and many more.
Best Time to Visit Everest Three Passes is generally in Autumn and Spring season. In these seasons the temperature becomes mild and the scenery is clear and beautiful. The vegetation also becomes lush and gives a great view of rhododendrons and other flowers in bloom.
It is a high-altitude trek which is dangerous and challenging. All the Passes are 5000m above the sea level. This means the oxygen becomes thinner as you go higher which causes health issues like altitude sickness. The physical toll it has on the body is also immense. Without proper training, this trek will be impossible to complete.
Thorong-La Pass is mountain pass elevating at 5,416 meters (17,769 ft) above sea level. It is a thrilling and popular trekking Pass in Annapurna Region. This pass is on the trail connecting Manang in the east to Mustang in the west. It is also the highest point in the Annapurna Circuit Trek.
Thorong-La pass provides you with a beautiful and stunning life-changing experience. Having a reputation as one of the classic and best trekking passes in the world, it welcomes thousands of tourists every year. It is an easier and less taxing alternative to another popular trekking option, Everest Base Camp.
Starting from Kathmandu, this trek usually spans for 13-18 days depending on the package you choose. From there it well on goes to a final altitude of Thorong La pass at the height of 5416m. The route varies between 160km – 230km depending on the option of the trek. This trekking route takes you along the foothills of mountains such as Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, Langtang Himal, Annapurna II and IV. It also gives you mesmerizing views of Annapurna III and Gangapurna, Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri.
While treading the Annapurna Circuit trek you also get the chance to visit the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki gorge. The Thorong-La Pass lets you experience the warm hospitality and culture of native people. It also passes through villages like Manang, Jomsom and the Muktinath region. This helps you to get you acquainted with the diverse Nepalese landscape and culture.
We provide two trekking packages that pass through the Thorong-La Pass:
Annapurna Circuit Trek – 13 Days
13 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek route follows an anti-clockwise route behind the 50km Annapurna massif. As we start gaining elevation, lowland Hindu community gradually gives way to the Tibetan group. The architecture & agriculture changes accordingly. The stunning Himalayan ranges including 8,000m+ peaks – Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges comes fully into view. It allows proper exploration of this delightful trekking area. The total length of round Annapurna trek varies from 160-230 km depending on the start and the finish line. This trek Start from Dharapani which drive 6, 7 hours by jeep or Bus from Kathmandu and fly from Jomsom to Pokhara.
The Annapurna Circuit Trek- 18 Days:
Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the popular trekking routes in the Annapurna region. This trek route rewards you with delightful mountain sceneries. You can rejoice charismatic views of silver-coated Himalayan peaks. The brilliant views of the gigantic Annapurna Massif. And likewise, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Gangapurna, and many others. The Annapurna Circuit Trek- 18 Days itinerary begins with a jeep drive from Kathmandu to Dharapani.
Larkya-la pass – Manaslu
Larkya La Pass is one of the longest passes in Nepal Himalaya situated at 5125 m above the sea level. It lies in between Dharamshala and Bhimtang. It is the highest point of the 17-day Manaslu circuit Trek.
This trekking pass is a recent trail which lets you see the snow-capped peaks on the Nepal-Tibet border. This trail goes around Mount Manaslu which is the 8th highest peak in the world. This trek is diverse and remote. This makes it perfect for those who want to experience the quiet beauty of nature with less crowd.
It takes you from the semi-tropic temperature to an alpine forested area. It takes you even further to ice-fields and glaciers of arctic terrain at Larkya-la. Manaslu is one of the few restricted areas of Nepal. This restriction is for the protection of the natural environment and culture. At least two trekkers are must and it is advisable to have a porter or a guide. It is also necessary to carry restricted area permits. As it is a violation of the law and illegal to trek in these areas without a permit.
We also provide trekking packages for Larkya-la pass which is also called Manaslu Circuit Trek at a good price.
Manaslu Circuit Trekking-17 Days:
Manaslu Circuit Trek-17 Days is a great combination adventure. This marvelous trek ends at famous and popular Annapurna Circuit Trekking. This marvelous journey starts with an overland drive on a nice highway. And then on the rough scenic road to reach at Soti-Khola after Arughat town, where this trek starts towards high Manaslu valley.
You will spend a day acclimatizing at Samagoan resting and visiting interesting Tibetan Buddhist culture villages. You can get a close view of Manaslu world 8th highest peak at 8,163 m. Our adventure continues over high Larkya-la pass to reach Dharapani around Manang area. And the Manaslu Circuit trek concludes with a drive back to Kathmandu
Kang-la pass – Dolpo
Lying at the remote area of Dolpo, Kang-la pass is 5,320 meters high altitude pass. It is in the northern corner of the Annapurna region. Kang-la is one of the most difficult and famous Himalayan passes.
The Nar Phu valley Kang la pass trekking was open in 2003 for the Trekkers; by King Mahendra. The Kang-la Pass passes through the magnificent Himalayan range of Annapurna. It also lets you experience the medieval Tibetan culture which has been far from civilization. You can explore the Gangapurna glacier and also visit Tilicho lake too.
It offers fantastic views of the Annapurna massif, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu Himal, the Dhaulagiri range and Tilicho peak. It is a hidden valley journey in the Manang and Mustang district.
The trek through Kang-la pass takes about 24 days. Dolpo is one of the few restricted areas of Nepal. This restriction is for the protection of the natural environment and culture. At least two trekkers are must and it is advisable to have a porter or a guide. It is also necessary to carry restricted area permits. As it is a violation of the law and a crime to trek in these areas without a permit.
We also provide a trekking package which passes through the trails of Kang-la Pass at a good offer:
Upper Dolpo Trekking is remote the wilderness area of Dolpo region which is fully isolated from the marks of modernization. The region has full of hidden mysteries of nature including ancient monasteries and Gompas. You can visit Shey Phoksundo Lake, Phoksundo National Park, Shey Gompa in the region. Trekking in Dolpo region is quite strenuous and challenging due to its geographical remoteness. Trekking to high passes like Kang La Pass at the altitude of 5375m, Jeng La Pass at 5110m and Shey La at 5000m. are very challenging to the trekkers
Ganja-La Pass trekking is one of the most challenging trekking routes in the Langtang Himalayan region of Nepal. It is popular for its diverse vegetation and cultural villages. The trek also lets you experience the unique Tamang culture and a chance to walk past the beautiful glaciers at a quite low altitude.
While it is a difficult pass, it will also be one of the most satisfying and memorable trekking journeys you will ever make. From the top of the pass, you can have mesmerizing views of the Langtang Lirung and other equally awesome Tibetan peaks. It includes an eight-thousander called Shisha Pangma.
In short, you can say that this trek comprises of the best of the Langtang region. But crossing the pass involves climbing through a very steep section through an avalanche-prone valley. It is physically taxing trek so proper training and preparation are advisable. You will require proper gears to complete this trek through this difficult pass.
We also provide a trekking package which passes through the trails of Ganja-la Pass at a good price:
Langtang Helambu Trek Via Ganja La Pass trek is popular trekking route in Langtang trekking region. It is a unique trek in the wilderness of the Langtang region. Langtang Ganja la pass trek offers an opportunity to explore Tibetan and Tamang Villages. It also lets you see the panoramic Himalayan views.
Crossing the Ganja La pass trekking requires the use of technical climbing equipment. So, trekkers must be skillful in the use of gear. Also, be ready to assist less well-equipped porter staff. Ganja La pass makes the trekking to Langtang one of the challenging treks of Nepal with weather conditions for which you have to be readily prepared.
These are some of the delightful high passes treks in Nepal and fall easily among the top 5 high passes in the country. However, high pass trekking requires a great deal of preparation as well. But these strenuous treks will reward you with some of the most stunning mountain views in the country.
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