Thangna Altitude: 4,500 meters
Walking Hours: 4-5 hrs
Dzongla to Thagna is the 12th day of our Everest Cho La Pass Gokyo trek package is quite adventurous. The trail of the trek takes you through the diverse landscapes of the region including cliffs, meadows, valleys, hills, lakes etc. The trek starts with an early morning breakfast in the teahouse.
You can also observe the golden Himlayan sunrise overlooking the Cho Oyu and other snow-clad mountains. The trek section takes around 3-4 hours to complete and provides you with the best views of the entire region. After breakfast, we will continue along the trail to the destination of Thangna (4,700m).
Moreover, the snow-covered trail takes you alongside various challenging terrains before arriving at Thagna. The starting section of the trek moves on a flat rocky path. The trail then leads you through an arid valley, contrasting with the lower region trails with lush vegetation.
You will ascend along the route to arrive at Cho La Pass from this point of the trek. This route section is quite challenging as you will pass through demanding terrains. These routes require proper fitness and stamina for the trek. The trek trails are challenging even for pro trekkers who have hiked in the high altitude region before.
Since the trails can get quite slippery along the trail, you will require the use of crampons and other trekking gear. There are many slippery trails with rocky terrains and ice. We will then descend alongside the valley to arrive at Phedi village. In this village settlement of the region, you will get some rest.
After resting in the Phedi village settlement, you will continue your trek. From there, we’ll descend the trail to Thangna, passing the remote village settlement. The trail then descends to the beautiful terrain for around 6-7 hours. There are a few uphill terrains with some steep inclines.
You will get sweeping views of the entire region from the various viewpoints along the trail. There are mesmerizing glaciers, rivers, waterfalls, etc., along the route. After trekking for around 5-6 hours, you will finally arrive at Thangna.
After having some snacks and rest, you will get to explore the region. There are many teahouses and other settlements along with the settlement. You will also get to observe and explore the area and interact with the locals of the region. You can return to your teahouse in the evening and sleep overnight at the teahouse in Thagna.