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Everest Photos - Thame to Renjo La, with views of Tengi Ragi Tau, Menlungtse, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse, Taweche.

In 2008 I trekked from Rolwaling to Tashi Lapcha to Thame to Renjo La to Gokyo to Cho La to Gorak Shep and Kala Pattar, and Kongma La to Lukla

Thame To Renjo La 1 - Trail Towards Renjo La From Thangmoche Thame As we left Thangmoche, just over the ridge north of Thame, I looked at the trail leading towards the Renjo La pass.

Thame To Renjo La 1 - Trail Towards Renjo La From Thangmoche Thame

Thame To Renjo La 2 - Thangmoche Below Kongde (Kwangde) From Trail To Renjo La I turned around not long after leaving Thangmoche and saw the village in the early morning sun with the broad summit ridge of Kongde (Kwangde) above.

Thame To Renjo La 2 - Thangmoche Below Kongde (Kwangde) From Trail To Renjo La

Thame To Renjo La 3 Tengi Ragi Tau  West Face From North Of Thame The west face of Tengi Ragi Tau (6943m) was visible for a few minutes on the trail from Thame north to the first village of Marlung.

Thame To Renjo La 3 Tengi Ragi Tau West Face From North Of Thame

Thame To Renjo La 4 Taranga, Marlung, Mountains Near Nangpa La, Lungden The trail from Thangmoche, just across the ridge from Thame, was fairly easy, passing Taranga and taking 95 minutes to Marlung (4200m), and another 50 minutes to Lungden (4350m). From Lungden I looked up the valley towards the Nangpa La, with several 6000m peaks flanking the way.

Thame To Renjo La 4 Taranga, Marlung, Mountains Near Nangpa La, Lungden

Thame To Renjo La 5 Lungden To Relama Tsho Lake After lunch at Lungden, the trail ascended in 55 minutes to a big Rock on the ridge. The trail was then fairly easy, taking 40 minutes to Relama Tsho lake, where we camped for the night. The next day we started in the cold early morning air towards the Renjo La.

Thame To Renjo La 5 Lungden To Relama Tsho Lake

Thame To Renjo La 6 Kongde, Tengkangpoche, Panalotapa, Tengi Ragi Tau From Above Relama Tsho Forty minutes after leaving Relama Tsho, I turned around to view the mountain panorama stretching from Kongde (Kwangde) to Tengkangpoche to Panalotapa to Tengi Ragi Tau on the far right. Sticking up above the ridge is Karyolung (6515m) and Khatang (6853m), and just barely visible is the summit of Numbur (6959m).

Thame To Renjo La 6 Kongde, Tengkangpoche, Panalotapa, Tengi Ragi Tau From Above Relama Tsho

Thame To Renjo La 7 Rocky Path To The Renjo La From the Relama Tsho, we climbed in the cold early morning shadow along a rocky trail towards the Renjo La.

Thame To Renjo La 7 Rocky Path To The Renjo La

Thame To Renjo La 8 Prayer Flags Fly Above The Renjo La From the Relama Tsho, it took just 90 minutes to ascend to the prayer flags flying above the Renjo La (5345m), with snow-covered rock steps for the last 200m.

Thame To Renjo La 8 Prayer Flags Fly Above The Renjo La

Renjo La 1 Jerome Ryan, Chandraman, Dumbar, Climbing Sherpa Palden, Guide Gyan Tamang, Pasang Here is my crew on the Renjo La (5345m). In front is Jerome Ryan, cook Chandraman (his second time with me), porter Dumbar. In back is climbing Sherpa Palden (his third time with me), guide Gyan Tamang (his seventh time with me), and porter Pasang.

Renjo La 1 Jerome Ryan, Chandraman, Dumbar, Climbing Sherpa Palden, Guide Gyan Tamang, Pasang

Renjo La 2-1 View To West Tengi Ragi Tau, Drangnag Ri, Menlungtse From the Renjo La (5345m) there is very good view to the west above the lake, including Tengi Ragi Tau (6943m) on the left, many 6000m peaks, Drangnag Ri (6801m) just to the left of the pointy rock, and to the right of the pointy rock Drag Korob (6705m, Pangbuk) and the main summit of Menlungtse (6181m).

Renjo La 2-1 View To West Tengi Ragi Tau, Drangnag Ri, Menlungtse

Renjo La 2-2 Tengi Ragi Tau Tengi Ragi Tau (6943m) close up from Renjo La.

Renjo La 2-2 Tengi Ragi Tau

Renjo La 2-3 View To West Drangnag Ri Close Up Drangnag Ri (6801m) close up from Renjo La.

Renjo La 2-3 View To West Drangnag Ri Close Up

Renjo La 2-4 Drag Korob And Menlungtse Main East Summit The main east summit and steep east face of Menlungtse (6181m) is perfectly visible from the Renjo La (5345m). On the left of Menlungtse is Drag Korob (6705m, Pangbuk).

Renjo La 2-4 Drag Korob And Menlungtse Main East Summit

Renjo La 2-5 Menlungtse Main East Summit Menlungtse Main East Summit (6181m) close up from Renjo La.

Renjo La 2-5 Menlungtse Main East Summit

Renjo La 3 Gyachung Kang Close Up Gyachung Kang (7952m) close up from Renjo La.

Renjo La 3 Gyachung Kang Close Up

Renjo La 4-1 Gokyo, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse, Taweche From Renjo La (5345m) there is an excellent view to the east including Gokyo Ri on the far left, Gokyo and the Nguzumpa Glacier, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cholatse and Taweche. To the left of Everest is Changtse and poking its head above the ridge is Pumori. The v-shape break in the ridge below Lhotse is the Cho La.

Renjo La 4-1 Gokyo, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse, Taweche

Renjo La 4-2 Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse From Renjo La Everest North and Southwest Faces, Nuptse, the Lhotse West Face, and Lhotse Shar from Renjo La.

Renjo La 4-2 Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse From Renjo La

Renjo La 4-3 Everest North And Southwest Faces Close Up From Renjo La Everest North and Southwest Faces close up from Renjo La.

Renjo La 4-3 Everest North And Southwest Faces Close Up From Renjo La

Renjo La 4-4 Everest North And Southwest Faces Close Up From Renjo La Everest North and Southwest Faces even closer from Renjo La.

Renjo La 4-4 Everest North And Southwest Faces Close Up From Renjo La

Renjo La 4-5 Nuptse, Lhotse West Face, Lhotse Shar Close Up From Renjo La Nuptse South Face, Lhotse West Face, And Lhotse Shar From Renjo La.

Renjo La 4-5 Nuptse, Lhotse West Face, Lhotse Shar Close Up From Renjo La

Renjo La 4-6 Makalu West Face Close Up From Renjo La Makalu West Face Close Up From Renjo La.

Renjo La 4-6 Makalu West Face Close Up From Renjo La

Renjo La 4-7 Choilatse and Tawache Close Up From Renjo La Cholatse and Tawache Close Up From Renjo La.

Renjo La 4-7 Choilatse and Tawache Close Up From Renjo La

Renjo La 4-8 Gokyo, Gokyo Lake, Nguzumpa Glacier Close Up From Renjo La The trail from the Renjo La descends steeply, flattens out, descends again and then contours around Gokyo Ri, reaching Gokyo (4790m) in 80 minutes.

Renjo La 4-8 Gokyo, Gokyo Lake, Nguzumpa Glacier Close Up From Renjo La