When you go for high altitude trekking in Nepal, you also need to walk over high mountain passes in some of the adventures. From Everest to Annapurna and from Langtang to Manaslu, there are beautiful passes to cross while trekking. Also known as La, these passes are the challenges on the trekking adventures but certainly worthy ones to go for. Let’s take a look at the famous and beautiful passes that frequently see the trekkers trekking over. We are talking about top 5 beautiful mountain passes in Nepal.
Cho La in Everest
Cho La is a 5,420 meters high mountain pass in the Everest region. Trekkers traverse this pass while on the Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes. This is the trickiest of all 5 passes that we are talking about today. It lies high above and in between Gokyo valley and Lobuche. While trekking over this pass, the trekkers can enjoy a spectacular view of the mountains in the Everest region.
Renjo La in Khumbu
Renjo La is another beautiful pass along the trail in the Khumbu region of the Himalaya. The first of the Three High Passes Trek that also takes you to the Everest Base Camp, Renjo La lies above the beautiful Gokyo Valley. Although a spectacular vantage point to enjoy the view, this pass gets fewer trekkers unlike Cho La pass in the region. You can enjoy the view of the massive Himalayas and Gokyo valley with the lakes below.
Thorong La in Annapurna
While traversing the trail in the Annapurna Circuit Trek, you trek over this famous and beautiful pass called Thorong La. Situated 5,416 meters above the sea level, Thorong La lies in between two beautiful river valleys rising to mountainous surroundings. The river valleys of Marshyangdi and Kali Gandaki are divided by the pass. As the trekkers traverse the pass during their trekking around the Annapurna, they can certainly enjoy breathtaking views of the mountains in the surroundings.
Larke La in Manaslu
Another famous pass that you can trek over in Nepal is Larke La. This wonderful pass lies along the route of Manaslu Circuit Trek. Larke La is also a 5,000-meter pass that brings spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. The trekkers around Manaslu stay overnight at Dharamshala, which is also called Larke Phedi, to acclimatize and to rest. Trekking over the pass is an early morning challenge but it offers you the reward of the wonderful feeling of the walk up towards the top of the pass.
Lauri Binayak La in Langtang
When you go for the beautiful Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, you can trek over the Lauri Binayak La. This is also the shortest pass of all listed here. If you trek to Gosaikunda from Langtang valley and want the exit in Sundarijal, you will trek over this beautiful pass. We highly recommend you to do this if you ever plan to trek in the region. Trekking over the pass in addition to exploring the lake certainly gives you a wonderful adventure experience.
Now that you have known about top 5 beautiful mountain passes in Nepal, you can make a plan to trek over them. The trekking adventures that include these passes in the itinerary are popular trips in Nepal.
In addition to these passes, there are several other beautiful mountain passes in the trekking adventures in the Himalayas. While trekking to Upper Mustang, you will need to trek over a few passes. In fact, a high altitude trek almost feels weird without trekking over a pass.
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