Everest High Passes Trek
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Trip Facts

  • Max Altitude 2853m - 5380m
  • Grade Strenuous
  • Duration 18 Days
  • Group Size 1 - 15

Overview

Everest High Pass Trek is a famous trek, set amongst breathtaking high mountain scenery. Everest High pass trek is one of the Challenging and Strenuous treks. You will have the opportunity of doing the best adventure passes during the trek Khangma-La Pass (5535m) Chola-La pass (5368m), Renjo La pass (5338m), and other high lights 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 Everest High Pass hiking, you will meet friendly Sherpa people, picturesque villages, a great variety of cultures 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 the 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 the best viewpoint in the entire Everest Region. Renjo la pass provides a lifetime memory of panoramic views of Everest and other Himalayan ranges. 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 numerous snowy peaks are in the background, which provides an incredible atmosphere.

After a 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.

Highlights:

  • Flight to Lukla airfield
  • Experience Sherpa culture
  • Explore Sherpa Museum in Namche Bazar
  • Panoramic view from Syanbuche
  • Visit famous Tyangboche Monasteries
  • Grand mountain views from Kalapatar
  • Spectacular views of glacier
  • View the beautiful glacial lake view
  • Trek over 3 high passes

Itinerary

Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters) Hotel.

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

  • Max. Altitude
    1345m/4412ft
  • Accomodation
    3 stars level hotel
Day 02

Kathmandu to Lukla by flight and trek to Phakding

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.

  • Max. Altitude
    (2610mtrs/8563ft)
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 03

Phakding-Namche Bazaar

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 the 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 altitudes sell goods to sherpas. Most of the trading is over by mid-day and the traders return to their villages. Overnight at guest house.

  • Max. Altitude
    (3440m/11286ft)
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 04

Rest and acclimatization day.

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 & itis 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.

  • Max. Altitude
    (3440m/11286ft)
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 05

Namche to Debuche via Tyanbuche monastery. Walking 5 hours.

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 then we continue trek down to Debuche for overnight stay.

  • Max. Altitude
    3680m/12070ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 06

Deboche to Dingboche

Our trek continues to climb as we head to the altitude of 4410m taking our time so as not to be affected by the thinning air. 

  • Max. Altitude
    4410m/14464ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 07

Day hiking up to Chhukung ( 4710m/ 15448ft). Walking 4:25 hours.

The trail is gradually ascent to Chhukung.

  • Max. Altitude
    4710m/ 15448ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 08

Dinbuche to Lobuje via Kongmla pass (5525m/16729ft). Walking 8:30 hours.

Chhukung to Lobuje(4910m/16108ft) via Kongmla pass(5525m/16729ft) enjoining with amazing mountain scenery.

  • Max. Altitude
    4910m/16104ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 09

Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5363m/17590ft) and back to Gorekshep. Walking 7:30 hours.

We will trek to the highlight point of our trek today – Everest Base Camp. The walk to Everest Base Camp must be done through the slippery slopes of the Khumbu Glacier, therefore today’s part of the trek is slightly challenging. We will first reach the small village of Gorakshep, where the Everest Base Camp was once located before it was moved to the current spot.
The Everest Base Camp is at the distance of a short walk from Gorakshep. We will get a stunning view of the Khumbu Icefall and the surrounding mountains from Everest Base Camp. We will stay for some time at Everest Base Camp and return back to Gorak Shep for the overnight stay because there are no accommodation facilities at Everest Base Camp except for tents of climbers.

  • Max. Altitude
    5153m/16901ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house 
Day 10

Hiking up Kalapathar(5555m/18220ft) and trek to Zhongla. Walking 6 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.

  • Max. Altitude
    4710m/15448ft
  • Meal
      Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
     Hotel/Tea house
Day 11

Zhongla to Thagna(4500m) via the Chola-la cross(5420m/17777ft). Walking 7:30 hours.

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

  • Max. Altitude
    4500m/14760ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
     Hotel/Tea house  
Day 12

Thagna to Gokyo. Walking 3:30 hours,

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

  • Max. Altitude
    4790m/15711ft
  • Meal
     Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 13

Hiking up to Gokyo Ri (5483m/17985ft)

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 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.

  • Max. Altitude
    4790m/15711ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 14

Gokyo to Lundhen via Renjo la Pass (5345m/16184ft) . Walking 7 hours

Gokyo to Lundhen via Renjo la Pass (5345m/16184ft) and continue trek to Lundhen. 

  • Max. Altitude
    (4380m/13262ft)
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 15

Lundhen to Namche Bazaar walking 6:30 hours.

Today we trek to Namche Bazaar at an altitude of 3440m / 11286ft where you can explore the Sherpa Monastry and the local foods including the local culture of the place. Then overnight stay at a comfortable tea house or lodge.

  • Max. Altitude
    (3440m/11285ft)
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 16

Trek down to Lukla.

We trek down to Lukla at an altitude of 2804m / 8490ft. Similarly, today we will be walking about 6-7 hours on the journey. Then overnight at a suitable accommodation for the day.

  • Max. Altitude
    (2850m/9348ft)
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 17

Flight back to Kathmandu.

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

  • Max. Altitude
    1345m/4412ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Dinner
  • Accomodation
    3 stars level hotel
Day 18

Departure.

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

  • Meal
    Breakfast

Group Pricing

The trip cost will vary depending on the group size, please find Everest High Passes Trek rates below.

Group Size
(PAX)
1 2-3 4-5 6-7 8-9 10 +
Price (USD)
per person
1775 1475 1425 1375 1325 1275

Service Includes and Excludes

Service Included in this Trip

  • All the ground transportation by tourist vehicles. 
  • Hotel in Kathmandu, inclusive breakfast at 3 stars level (1 night- Before trekking and 1 night after trekking).
  • Meals 3 times a day( Breakfast, lunch and dinner) in trekking for you.
  • Seasonable Local fresh fruits after dinner.   
  • Twin sharing private comfortable room in trekking.
  • Everest trekking Map. 
  • Both ways domestic flight tickets from KTM/Lukla/KTM, inclusive taxes.
  • First aid medical kit, Ox meter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • Trip achievement certificate.  
  •  An experienced, knowledgeable, helpful and English-speaking trekking  guide.
  • Strong and friendly mountain porter to carry your trekking baggage. 
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment’s, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter.  
  • Four season sleeping bag and down jackets to use for trekking, if necessary. 
  • All necessary paper works and Everest national park entry permits. 
  • Pasang Lamu rural municipality entry permit. 
  • Emergency helicopter rescue arrangement which will be paid by your insurance company. 
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System). 
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  •  All our government taxes, vat, local tax, tourist service charges.

Service Excluded in this Trip

  • Extra accommodation and meals in Kathmandu (Except Farewell Dinner)
  • All kinds of drinks (Hot/cold & alcoholic) in trekking.
  • Personal equipment.
  •  Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, excess baggage charges).
  • Tips for trekking staffs and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section.

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The 20 days Everest High Passes Trek can be done throughout the year. However, giving your time on a quality 20 days trek requires one to choose the correct or best time to do the trek. Similarly, the best time for doing the 20 days Everest High Passes Trek is during the spring and autumn seasons. During this time of the year, the weather is pleasant and you can travel in clear visibility of the surroundings and enjoy the view. Furthermore, if you travel here during this time of the year then you can enjoy the biggest festivals of Nepal Dashain and Tihar as it is the festive season of the country. 

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Grade A: Easy *

Trekking is essentially day hiking and doesn’t require any special training. However, good physical condition, a love of walking, and a desire to enjoying the spectacular views of the mountains and encounter village life are essential. We offer a diverse range of easy treks. Categorizing a trek as easy means that no difficult climbing or ascents to high altitudes is involved. They take usually no more than a week and are suitable for anyone. Be assured that a loss of altitude in no way means a loss of interesting things to see and experience. While our more challenging treks get you closer to a small number of mountain ranges, lower altitude treks often provide better viewpoints from which to enjoy the colorful horizons of a whole series of ranges. The duration of a trek can be from 4 to 9 days with an average of 4 to 5 hours walking per day. The elevation of the trail will be between 800m/2624ft and 2800m/ 9240ft above sea level.

Grade B: Moderate **

These treks are suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. They are a combination of some longer and shorter walks and hill-walking experience is desirable. The duration is usually from 10 to 15 days. Following the up and down terrain of Nepal and walking to higher elevations contrasts these treks to those in the easy classification. However, you will be rewarded for your efforts with spectacular close-up views of glaciers and of the high Himalayas. Although the terrain is not difficult, some vigorous hiking experience is useful. There may be up to 6 hours a day on the trail and the elevation rises and falls from 800m/ 2624ft to 4000m/13210ft above sea level.

Grade C: Fairly Strenuous ***

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should except to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Grade D: Strenuous ****

These real adventure treks are both technical and highly strenuous. Excellent physical condition is essential and mountaineering experience is preferable. Following rough terrain, they involve steep ascents to high altitudes with the possibility of some rope climbing. Stamina is needed to complete one of these treks, as it can take from 20 to 28 days to reach the heart of the wildernesses that they transverse. Participants should except to trek above 5600m/18480ft