Trip Facts
  • Duration
    19 Days
  • Grade
    Moderate
  • Country
    Nepal
  • Arrival
    TIA, Kathmandu
  • Departure
    TIA, Kathmandu
  • Group Size
    2 - 15
  • Max Altitude
    2853m - 5380m
  • Meal
    Breakfast in Kathmandu / Full board in Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).

Everest High Passes Trek

This is famous treks, set amongst breathtaking high mountain scenery. Everest 3 High pass trek is one of Challenging and Strenuous trek. You will have opportunity of doing the best adventure passes during trek Khangma-La Pass (5535m) Chola-La pass (5368m) , Renjo La pass (5338m) and other high light such as Gokyo Ri, Kalapather and Everest Base Camp. Magnificent landscapes, imposing and prestigious peaks, tapering ridges and colorful villages contribute to turning this trek into an unforgettable experience.

From Kathmandu we fly to Lukla, and the adventure begins as we land at its tiny airstrip. We spend several days trekking through the homelands of the Sherpa people, among the most beautiful mountains. A day is spent at Namche Bazaar, the bustling market town in the heart of Sherpa country, and at Dinbuche a cluster of houses set among the high summer grazing pastures of the region. These rest days allow time to explore further and to acclimatize, an important factor in your enjoyment of the trek.

During the trip, you will meet friendly Sherpa people, picturesque villages great variety of culture and traditions, colorful festivals and monasteries. The flora and fauna are other ornaments of the Sagarmatha National Park. The three pass trekking is continuously rewarded with dramatic Himalayan scenes, including four of the world’s eight highest peaks; Cho Oyu (8,201m), Makalu (8,463m), Lhotse (8,516 m) and Everest (8,850m) and other mountains. You also have a chance to visit Kalapather (5550m, close view of Everest) and Everest base camp (5364m, Khumbu icefall). After exploring this imaging place, we cross over Chola-La pass (5368m) to go to Gokyo Valley. An excursion to the fourth and fifth lakes would be an extra attraction in Gokyo Valley from where the views are great. The Ngozumpa Glacier is the largest in the Nepal Himalayas. The Gokyo Ri (5330m/17487 feet) is considered as the best view point in the entire Everest Region. Renjo la pass provides a lifetime memory of panoramic views of the Everest and others Himalayan range. The Renjo-La Pass route is off the usual beaten track. At the pass, a great view of the Gokyo lakes on one side, the Rermo Pokhari lakes on the other side, and a numerous of snowy peaks are in the background, which provide as incredible atmosphere.

After nice view from the Renjo-La top, the trail descends following Thame valley. We then trek down by making our way back down to Lukla.

trip highlights

  • Scenic flight to and from Lukla
  • Explore Sherpa museum in Namche Bazar
  • Panoramic view from Syanbuche
  • Experiencing life as the “mountain people” live, in the heart of Himalaya
  • Visit Tyangboche Monastery
  • Remarkable views of Khumbu Ice fall
  • Climbing Kalapatthar at elevation of 5,555m
  • Spectacular Mt. views from Kalapatar
  • Cross the world famous pass Chola la( 5420m)
  • Visit the beautiful Gokyo lake from the Gokyo peak.

Your Safety is our concern

The safety and the well being of our groups are of paramount importance to us. All of our trips are led by qualified professional guides, who are well trained by our Government. Our job is to ensure your comfort and safety as we take you where you want to go, because your holiday is ours. In this regards, we work honestly and effectively to provide you the Himalayan experience that suits your interest. We encourage you to question us freely and contribute in the planning stages of your adventure.

Everest High Passes Trek glimpse

Itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer we will follow accordingly.

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  • Day 01

    Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters). There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel at 3 stars level, inclusive breakfast.

  • Day 02

    An early morning to Lukla from Kathmandu and trek to Phakding (2610mtrs / 8563ft). Flight 30 minutes and walking 3 hours. O/N at guest house. [B L D Plan].

  • Day 03

    Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m / 11286ft). walking 5:30 hours. O/N at guest house. [B L D Plan].

  • Day 04

    Acclimatization day at Namche Bazzar. walking 5 hours, O/N at guest house. [B L D Plan].

  • Day 05

    Trek to Tengboche (3860m / 12664ft). walking 5 hours. O/N at guest house. [B L D Plan].

  • Day 06

    Trek to Dingboche (4410m / 14468ft). walking 5:30 hours, O/N at guest house. [B L D Plan].

  • Day 07

    Acclimatization day at Dinbuche. walking 4:25 hours, O/N at guest house. [B L D Plan].

  • Day 08

    Dinbuche to Chhukung (4730m / 14322ft). 3 hours. Overnight at guest house. [B L D Plan].

  • Day 09

    Chhukung to Lobuje (4910m / 16108ft) via Kongmla pass (5525m / 16729ft) – Walking 8:30 hours. Overnight at guest house. [B L D Plan].

  • Day 10

    Trek to Everest Base Camp (5363m / 17595ft) and back to Gorekshep(5153m / 16906ft). walking 7:30 hours, O/N at guest house. [B L D Plan].

  • Day 11

    Hiking up Kalapathar(5545m / 18192ft) and overnight at Zongla (4710m / 15453ft). Walking 6 hours. O/N at guest house. [B L D Plan].

  • Day 12

    Trek to Thagna (4500m / 14764ft) via the Chola-la cross (5420m / 17782ft). Walking 7:30 hours, O/N at guest house. [B L D Plan].

  • Day 13

    Trek to Gokyo lakes (4790m / 15715ft). walking 4:30 hours, O/N at guest house. [B L D Plan].

  • Day 14

    Hiking upto Gokyo Ri (5483m / 1983ft) and trek down to Gokyo lakes (4,480m / 14,246ft) walking 7:30 hours, O/N at guest house. [B L D Plan].

  • Day 15

    Trek over Renjo Pass (5345m / 16184ft) and continue trek to Lundhen (4380m / 13262ft). Walking 7 hours, O/N at guest house. [B L D Plan].

  • Day 16

    Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m / 11286ft). walking 6:30 hours. O/N at guest house. [B L D Plan].

  • Day 17

    Trek down to Lukla (2804m / 8490ft) walking 6:30 hours, O/N at guest house. [B L D Plan].

  • Day 18

    An early morning flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla and transfer to the hotel at 3 stars level, inclusive breakfast. Flight time 30 minutes. O/N at hotel.

  • Day 19

    After breakfast, the trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.

  • 01 Day
    Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters) Hotel.

    There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel on BB plan.

  • 02 Day
    Kathmandu to Lukla by flight and trek to Phakding (2610m / 7903ft) - Flight to Lukla 30 minutes and walking 5:30 hours.

    Fly to Lukla, the trail descends, gradually passing above the large village of Chaunrikharaka (2680m) and on through small villages, fields and forests following a wide well constructed path. After Kusum Drargka, a large stream, the trail crosses the Dudh Kosi river at Phakding. Overnight at guest house.

  • 03 Day
    Phakding-Namche Bazaar (3440m / 11286ft) - walking 5:30 hours.

    From Phakding the trail follows the western bank of Dudh Kosi passing through forests of Blue Pine until it reaches the village of Benkar (2700m). From here the trail crosses to the eastern bank of the Dudh Kosi, and climbs gently to the village of Chumoa. Between here and the next village of Monjo (2800m) the trail drops steeply to cross Monjo Khola. From Monjo the trail crosses a small rock saddle and then descends abruptly to re-cross the Dudh Kosi at Jorsale (2804m). Beyond Jorsale the trail undulates up until the confluence with Bhote Kosi is reached. From here the Khumbu region begins. Above the bridge the trail zigzags up 300m of the steep spur between the two rivers through sparse forest. From the top of the spur, Mt. Everest can be seen rising above Nuptse-Lhotse wall. The next section of the trail climbs less steeply, traversing above the Bhote Kosi until Namche Bazaar is reached. Namcha Bazaar is a market town, where every Saturday morning traders from lower altitude sell goods to sherpas. Most of the trading is over by mid-day and the traders return to their villages. Overnight at guest house.

  • 04 Day
    Acclimatization day At Namche Bazzar - walking 5 hours.

    Known as the ‘Gateway to Everest’ we will spend today here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning air. A short trek to the museum celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people, as well as about flora & Fauna & its land, more importantly, from here you will get the proper glimpse of Everest and the surrounding mountains. And we hike up the Syanbuche airport, and Everest view hotel and sightseeing at the Khumjung village (3800m / 12,466ft), which is the biggest settlement of Sherpa. Khumjung is one of the most beautiful villages in Everest area. It’s symmetrically laid out stone dwellings house the families of many of our Sherpas. Overnight at guest house.

  • 05 Day
    Namche Bazaar to Thyangboche (3857m / 12,670 feet)- walking 5 hours. O/N at guest house.

    An enjoyable walk down to the river at Phunki Thanhka to lunch next to water driven prayer wheels. A steep but short climb takes us to Tengboche Monastery through forests of blue pine, fir and black juniper. Overnight at guest house.

  • 06 Day
    Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m / 14468ft) - walking 5:30 hours.

    Our trek continues to climb as we head to the altitude of 4310m taking our time so not to be affected by the thinning air. Overnight at guest house.

  • 07 Day
    Second acclimatization day in Dingboche (4410m / 14468ft) – walking 4:25 hours.

    Our second acclimatization day, the group will be taken to Nagarjun Hill (5050m / 15291ft). This point offers fantastic views of the fifth highest mountain Makalu (8463m / 25625ft). After appreciating the surrounding scenery we trek back to our camp in Dingboche, relaxing in the evening. Overnight at guest house.

  • 08 Day
    Dinbuche to Chhukung.

    Dinbuche to Chhukung (4730m / 14322ft) 3 hours. Overnight at guest house.

  • 09 Day
    Chhukung to Lobuje.

    Chhukung to Lobuje (4910m / 16108ft) via Kongmla pass (5525m / 16729ft) – walking 8:30 hours. Overnight at guest house.

  • 10 Day
    Lobuje to Everest Base Camp (5363m / 17595ft) and back to Gorak Shep (5153m / 16906ft) – walking 7:30 hours.

    Today we reach our goal by trekking to Everest Base Camp at an altitude of 5363m. After appreciating our efforts and photographing the achievement we return to Gorak Shep. Overnight at guest house.

  • 11 Day
    Hiking up Kalapathar(5545m/18192ft) and overnight at Zongla (4710m / 15453ft) - walking 6:30 hours.

    From our base at Gorak Shep we continue to climb this time hiking up Kalapathar. Leaving as early as possible to take advantage of the morning light, the panoramic views of Everest and the surrounding mountains, as we reach our destination of the Kalapathar viewpoint. Following this we descend to Zongla. Overnight at guest house.

  • 12 Day
    Zongla to Thagna (4500m / 14764ft) via the Chola-la cross (5420m / 17782ft) - walking 7:30 hours.

    We begin the day by climbing to Chola-la (5483m) crossing over and descending once more to Thagna (4500m). Overnight at guest house.

  • 13 Day
    Trek to Gokyo lakes (4790m / 15715ft) - walking 4:30 hours.

    Today takes the trek to our final destination, Gokyo (4790m). We will make this camp our base for 2 nights. Overnight at guest house.

  • 14 Day
    Hiking to Gokyo Ri and back to Gokyo - walking 4:30 hours.

    This day early in the morning we have steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri (5483m / 19083ft) ample rewards to one attempts this trip. There are stunning views of the supper Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, such as giants as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu (8481m), Cho-Oyu (8153m) and Gychung Kang (7922m) can be seen. Those who explore the glacier and Gokyo peak are rewarded.

  • 15 Day
    Trek over Renjo Pass.

    Trek over Renjo Pass (5345m / 16184ft) and continue trek to Lundhen (4380m / 13262ft). Walking 7 hours, O/N at guest house, FB plan.

  • 16 Day
    Trek to Namche Bazaar.

    Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m / 11286ft). walking 6:30 hours. O/N at guest house, FB plan.

  • 17 Day
    Trek down to Lukla.

    Trek down to Lukla (2804m / 8490ft) walking 6:30 hours, O/N at guest house, FB plan.

  • 18 Day
    Flight back to Kathmandu.

    An early morning Flight back to Kathmandu. Flying time 30 minutes. O/N at hotel, B & B plan.

  • 19 Day
    Departure.

    After breakfast, the trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.

Note of above trekking package plan:: B L D Plan = Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included. B L Plan = Breakfast and Lunch are included.

Trip FAQ

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  • How can I enter in Nepal?

    Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and non-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal.

    There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa, and Varanasi.

  • Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?

    Yes, our Airport Representative will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a play card of Unique Path trekking company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.

  • Do I have pre-departure meeting?

    Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel and our tour leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek Leader.

    While briefing, please bring Passport, 3 copies of Passport size photos, travel Insurance, writing pen and notepad.

  • What is our daily routine while in trekking?

    We wake-up call at 7 am an early morning. After a breakfast, we repack our duffel bag and leave it with our Sherpas.

    We are normally on the trail before 8 a.m. Trek at your own pace; all you need carry is a daypack and camera. Sherpa guides hike along to point out interesting flora, fauna and sights. Along the trail are spots to relax, purchase a snack or soda, use toilet facilities and shop for souvenirs.

    We will have lunch between 11:30 am to 12:30 afternoons. A typical day’s hike usually ends in the early afternoon about 3:30 pm to 4 pm. Time to read or nap before dinner.

    After dinner there is time to play cards, reflect on all the wondrous moments of your day and talk about tomorrow plan.

  • Is there any communication while we are on trekking?

    There are telephones service in all trekking routes and internet service in Everest, Annapurna and Langtang areas.

  • Can I re-charge camera batteries along the trek?

    Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).

client references

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TANIA HANEKOM

Dear Babu & Team Thank you for making our trip to Mt Everest Base Camp & Island Peak, a trip never to be forgotten… Your team surpassed all my expectations, your professional and personal attentiveness was remarkable! I will highly recommend Unique Path Trekking! I’LL BE BACK !!!! GROETE / KIND REGARDS

TANIA HANEKOMSouth Africa

Seasons & deals

February to May and September to November are the high seasons in Nepal. In this regards, we need to book hotel, purchase domestic flight tickets and arrange good guide and porter in advance. So we kindly request to confirm your trip an early as possible for the best deal and good trip management.

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Price for Everest High Passes Trek on full board basis USD 1575 per person

Short Description Mode Of The Packages: What Are Included In The Packages?

Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast at 3 stars level, Meals 3 times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking, Twin sharing comfortable private room in trekking, both ways domestic flight tickets from Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmamndu, all the ground transportation by tourist vehicles, an experienced trekking guide and all the necessary permits, please find in details below what are included and excluded at the price as follows:

Service includes in details

  • All the ground transportation by tourist vehicles.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast at 3 stars level (for two nights).
  • Meals 3 times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking for you. (Sample of trekking Menu).
  • Seasonal local fresh fruits as available.
  • Twin sharing comfortable private room during trekking.
  • Everest Trekking Map.
  • Both ways domestic flight tickets from Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu with airport tax.
  • First aid medical kit, Ox meter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • An experienced, knowledgeable, helpful and friendly English-speaking Government license holder trekking guide.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment’s, transportation, local tax for Guide.
  • Four season sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag (bag pack) and walking stick to use for trekking, if necessary.
  • Trip achievement appreciation certificate and Trekking Cap (Sample of Certificate and Trekking Cap)
  • All the necessary officially paper works and Everest national park entry permits.
  • Pasang Lamu rural municipality entry permit.
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System).
  • Emergency helicopter rescue arrangement which will be paid by your insurance company.
  • All our government taxes, vat, local tax, tourist service charges.

service excludes in details

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (costs roughly USD 10 to USD 15 per person per day)
  • All kinds of drinks in the mountain (hot, cold and alcoholic).
  • Your Personal equipment.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, excess baggage charges)
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section.

Want to customize above package?

Above package is based on standard full board. Beside standard full board package, we do offer budget package according by your desire. Price can be varied with a number of the participants, we kindly request to inquire for the latest pricing and up to date information.

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