High Passes Trekking Trails in the Nepalese Himalayas are the first choice of Adventure Trekkers. Trekkers should be physically fit to attempt these High Pass Trek Routes. There are numerous Adventure High Passes in Nepal, but some are very popular and attract hundreds of mountain excursionists from all around the world.
High Passes Trekking Routes are strenuous, which only experienced and well-acclimatized trekkers can make. If you are planning High Adventure Pass Trekking Trails in the Nepalese Himalayas, doing some Base Camp Treks Like the Everest Base Camp Trek previously is better.
There are some technical High Passes in some regions. It needs special gear to cross those Passes. In this post, we will discuss regular and Popular High-Pass trails. These Trails have lodges to stay in and food available. So you do not need a tent or food for these Treks.
Kongma La Pass (5,535m)
Kongma La pass
Kongma La Pass is one of Nepal's most Adventurous high passes. It is in the Everest Region and offers a phenomenal view of the Himalayas. You can see Nepal's 4th highest mountain, Makalu, from the Kongma La Pass Trail, not only the Everest Himalaya.
Trekkers are doing Kongma La Pass while on the Everest High Pass Trek. You may do only the Kongma La to get to Everest Base Camp if you do not have enough time for all three Passes in the Everest Region.
Kongma La Pass may take 8–9 hours from Chhukung to Lobuche, and there is no tea shop for a lunch break. So you need to take a packed lunch box with you for this pass. The Chhukung to Kongma La trail has top-notch climbing and then descends towards the Khumbu Glacier. After crossing the Khumbu glacier, you will reach Lobuche and stay overnight.
Kongma La Pass Trail does not open all the time during the year. It may close if there is heavy snowfall. October to November in the autumn and April to May in the spring are the best times for the Kongma La Pass Trek.
Cho La (5,420m) is a popular high pass.
One of the Everest Region's three major High Passes is the Cho La Pass. It has many trekkers compared to Kongma La and Renjo La. Cho La Pass connects Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Valley.
Cho La Pass Trail does not offer as many spectacular views as Kongma La and Renjo La, but it is the best trail to explore Everest Base Camp and the tranquil Gokyo Lakes. It also does not always open during the year because of the rocky and icy path. You may cross this pass from October to December and March to May.
Throng La (5,416m) - Nepal's Biggest High Pass
Throng La pass
Thorang La Pass is the most popular High Pass Trekking trail in Nepal. On this route, there are a couple hundred trekkers daily in the High Season.
Throng La Pass is on the Annapurna Circuit Trek, the around-Annapurna trip. You will start the journey from Kathmandu with a long drive on a public bus to Bhulbhule. Then start walking towards this hill, passing several traditional villages.
After passing Throng La, you will reach Muktinath, a famous Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage site. Kagbeni is another beautiful town and the gateway to the Upper Mustang.
Throng La Pass can make a half or complete Annapurna Circuit trek. You will fly out to Pokhara from Jomsom in half an hour and hike to Nayapul via Ghorepani in the full one. On this trekking trip, you can enjoy a natural hot bath in Tatopani Hot Spring while making the Throng La Pass trip.
Larke La (5,106m) - Beloved High Pass
Larke La pass
Larke La Pass is also pronounced as Larkya La Pass. It is in the Manaslu Circuit, which lies inside the Manaslu Conservation Area. Manaslu Circuit is an alternative adventure mountain trip to the Annapurna Circle. Many trekkers are attracted to this trail after the road construction on the Annapurna Trail.
The Manaslu Circuit Trek is restricted, so you need three different trekking permits. After passing Larkya La, you will reach the Annapurna Conservation Area, so you need an Annapurna permit, a Manaslu Conservation permit, and a special restricted area entry permit.
The trip starts from Kathmandu to Soti Khola by public bus. If you dislike using the public bus, you may take private transportation. You will reach Larke La in the eight-day walk, including one rest day in Samagaun from Soti Khola.
Descending from the Larke La Pass can be risky and slippery if there is ice, so you must have crampons on your Trekking boots. The best time to cross Larkya La is in the autumn and spring.
Renjo La (5,360m): The Best High Pass for Everest Himalayan View
Renjo La is the easiest of the three Everest Region High Passes. It offers picturesque 360° views of the Everest Himalayas and Mount Makalu from Renjo La. It has a clean trekking path but can sometimes be close to heavy snowfall.
It is easier to cross Renjo La from Gokyo than the Thame side. Thame is a beautiful Himalayan valley hidden in the Everest Region. You may visit one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries in Thame. Thame monastery is more than 500 years old and has a reincarnated monk.
Lauribina La (4,610m) - Easiest High Pass
Lauribina La trail
Lauribina La Pass is also known as the Gosaikunda Pass Trek. It is one of the easiest crosses in Nepal. Lauribina La Pass is in the Langtang region, the nearest Adventure Trek from Kathmandu. You may do this pass on the Langtang-Gosainkunda Trek or only the Gosainkunda trip.
The stunning views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and the Tibetan massifs are amazing from Lauribinayak before crossing the Lauribina La. You will drive to Dhunche to visit Lauribina La or Syabrubesi, and finish the trip in Sundarijal.
Besides the above-listed High Pass Trails, some other routes have fewer trekkers. Sele La and Miring La in Kanchenjunga, Mesokanto, and Kang La in Manang are other High Passes in Nepal.