Renjo La Pass
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The Perfect View of Mount Everest from Renjo La Pass
In a span of one week, my husband and I went from escaping the hot humidity of the Gulf of Thailand, to climbing through the thin chilly air up to Renjo La Pass that sits at 17,500 feet in the Everest Region of the Nepalese Himalaya. Since Mount Everest’s is as one might say, “a land in the clouds,” the weather is perpetually fickle and many visitors to Sagarmatha National Park won’t even get a glimpse of the peak through the thick and stormy clouds that crash into the mountain top and pour down it’s ridges. During our trek through Sagarmatha I wasn’t trying to fool anyone, I was desperate for a perfect view of the tallest mountain in the world and I was not going anywhere until I had one. Fortunately for me (or more for my husband), I didn’t have to shout my proclamations for too long; the view came at the top of our very first pass. Towards the final steps of our trek to the top of Renjo La, we could see that the weather was going to be gracious to us for the slightest moment. The vibrant prayer flags were blowing in the wind as the clouds parted around this section of the mountain range and she was in perfect panoramic view, Mount Everest. This was the only time we were able to have a perfect view of Mount Everest in a two week span and I will be forever grateful for this moment!
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