Bhote Kosi Valley

  • Bhote Kosi Valley - Thamserku From Thame - © Copyright Flickr user StephanPeccini
  • Bhote Kosi Valley - prayer flags on Renjo La - © Copyright Flickr user Oliphant
  • Bhote Kosi Valley -  - © Copyright Flickr user blackwing_de
  • Bhote Kosi Valley - Thame valley - © Copyright Flickr user EverExplore
  • Bhote Kosi Valley - Namche From above - © Copyright Flickr user apurdam (Andrew)
  • Bhote Kosi Valley - Thame on EBC trek - © Copyright Flickr user auldhippo
  • Bhote Kosi Valley - west From Renjo La - © Copyright Flickr user Oliphant

Key information: Bhote Kosi Valley

    • The great Bhote Kosi valley runs west from Namche Bazaar. You can make a superb long acclimatization day circuit out to Thame (at 3,750m).
      • Longer expeditions can then head west across the Tesi Lapcha (painfully high at 5,755m) to the lovely and empty Rowaling Valley
        • This is a tough walk in high mountains, on which you will have to be self-sufficient and where altitude can cause real problems. Come prepared.
        • ANYONE GOT ANY GOOD PHOTOS? WE WOULD BE DELIGHTED TO POST THEM!

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating90
  • Beauty34
  • Natural interest16
  • Human interest8
  • Charisma33
  • Negative points1
  • Total rating90
  • Note: Neg: altitude

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Variable, up to multi-day
  • Maximum Altitude: Variable, from 3,420m
  • Level of Difficulty: Variable
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Bhote Kosi Valley - prayer flags on Renjo La - © Copyright Flickr user Oliphant

WALK SUMMARY

The great Bhote Kosi valley runs west from Namche Bazaar at 3,420m. Superb Himalayan scenery.

You can make a superb long (7hr+) acclimatization day walk circuit from Namche Bazaar to Thame (at 3,750m).

Longer expeditions can then head west across the Tesi Lapcha (painfully high at 5,755m) to the lovely and empty Rowaling Valley.

The Three Passes Trek swings in from Gokyo, over the 5,345m Renjo La and down south through this area and back to Thame and Namche Bazaar.

An outstanding walk would be to head north from Thame and cross into Gokyo over the Renjo La, and then on over the 5,420m Cho La to the Khumbu Glacier and thence on to Everest Base Camp. (This is the larger part of the Three Passes trek, but in reverse). Around 17 days from and back to Lukla.

Remember that the altitude can cause misery and even death. It will undoubtedly detract from your enjoyment, although most still think that a major walk here is a high point of their hiking lives. You don't HAVE to do this, and slightly lower-level treks can be more unsulliedly joyous. Allowing time for proper acclimatization is essential.


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Bhote Kosi Valley - Thame valley - ©Copyright Flickr user EverExplore

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Bhote Kosi Valley - Namche From above - ©Copyright Flickr user apurdam (Andrew)...
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