EVEREST HIGH PASS TREK

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  • DURATION22 Days
  • DIFFICULTY-LEVELStrenuous
  • GROUP SIZE1-14
  • MAX ALTITUDE5555

Highlights

  • Pass over the 3 high passes of the Everest region
  • Scenic mountain flight to and from Lukla
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery
  • Visit Namche and Khumjung Village
  • You have unforgettable views of Khumbu Icefall
  • View of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku, Khumbu Ice Fall
  • Pass over the Khumbu- La
  • Pass over the Cho La
  • Pass over the Renjo La
  • View from Gokyo Ri
  • Visit Gokyo Lake

Trip Overview

Everest high pass trek undoubtedly is an adventure trek in Nepal, and it crosses three world’s highest mountain passes, which are Kongma La pass (5,535 m), Cho Las Pass (5,345 m), and the Renjo La pass (5,345 m) and make a complete circuit to Lukla from Lukla.

The Everest high pass trek is a lifetime experience to have spectacular mountain vistas, distinct culture, glaciers, and glacier lakes, and more, which is unsurpassed any other trekking packages in Nepal or anywhere else in the world.

Everest three high pass trek is a thrilling adventure trek in the Khumbu region, and it is undoubtedly an epic journey as it takes you over some of the world’s highest mountain passes. We have designed the trek itinerary in such a way that you not only see and enjoy the dramatic views of majestic Himalayas but also cross the high mountain passes and equally explore the distinct lifestyles and culture of legendry Sherpa and so forth.

The three high passes trek in the Everest region winds not only around the high mountain passes but also extended to the Everest base camp, the lap of the world’s highest mountain. The three high passes trek also takes you all around the Gokyo valley, Gokyo Lake, and pass through numerous glacier moraines. 

You also have an opportunity to explore the ancient Buddhist monasteries, diverse floras, and faunas on the three high passes trek. You pass through a forest where sometimes you can spot some of the wildest and endangered birds and animals, which offer you an opportunity for photography.

Everest high pass Adventure Hike is the world’s great trail and you can have the jaw-dropping up close sceneries of some of the world’s highest Himalayas, that include Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Makalu (8,463 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,855 m), Mt. Amadablam (6,850 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,723 m), Mt. Kantega (6,685 m) and the other Himalayas located nearby in the Khumbu region.

We have a 22day itinerary to complete the Everest high pass trek with enough rest days that also include arrival and departure days to and from Nepal and a day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. The trekking starts after a short flight to Lukla. After landing at Lukla, you begin your actual trek through Phakding and then enter into Namche Bazaar, where you have a rest for one day for acclimatization.

The Everest high pass trek continues the next day to Tyangboche, where there are Nepal’s oldest Buddhist monastery and one of the best viewpoints to have spectacular views of Mt. Everest, alongside the scenery. The trek further continues to Dingboche, where you have another day for acclimatization, then trek over the Kong ma La pass and enter into Lobuche.

Everest High Pass Trek further continues to base camp via Gokekshep and hike to Kalapattar the next morning and retrace back to Zongla and pass over the Chola, subsequently trek down to Thangnak, enter into Gokyo valley, where you have an excursion around the Gokyo lake. The trek goes to Renjo la, and enter into Lunde, Thame and finally get down to Namche Bazaar and then to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.

Itinerary

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You arrive at Kathmandu airport and met & greeted by our airport representative and transfer you to hotel.

Your evening is free, and after you’ve refreshed, you can go for a stroll down the street to get familiar with the surroundings.

  • Hotel
  • 1345
  • Kathmandu

After having breakfast at the hotel, you go for a full-day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with a professional tour guide.

The Tour includes a visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple (Swayambhunath), Bauddhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple.

Our guide will drop you back at the hotel after the tour, and you will have time to go shopping for trekking gear if you need it.

  • Hotel
  • B
  • 1345
  • Kathmandu

You have early breakfast at the hotel and drive to the airport to take a short scenic flight to the small mountain airport at Lukla.

On reaching Lukla, our guide introduces the porters, then start today’s trek following the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. It is easy trekking that takes about 4 hours to reach Phakding.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 2600
  • Phakding

After having breakfast at the lodge, you start the trek by following the Dudh Koshi River and crossing it a few times and enter to the Sagarmatha National park in Jorsale, where you stop to have lunch.

You continue the trek after lunch to Namche Bazaar. After a few hours of walking, Namche Bazar appears ahead as you travel along the path surrounded by pine trees. Pass the plateau where the Saturday bazaar is held and enter the village.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 3440
  • Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazar is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Duch Koshi. The village is a central hub of the area for food, sundries, and climbing equipment.

For acclimatization, you walk up to Khumjung village through Everest view Hotel in Syangbuche, and you see the beautiful view of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest and many other giants during the hike. The Khumjung village is populated by the Sherpa community. And, there are old monastery and Hillary’s schools as well.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 3440
  • Namche Bazaar

After having breakfast at the lodge, the trek starts with the ridge and level mountain path that offers excellent panoramas of Thamserku, Kantega, and Kusum Kangaru. After walking a few hours on flat Zigzags, you descend to the river and arrive at Phunki Tenga, where you have lunch.

You then climb through the Rhododendron forest to the Tengboche, A view to see the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest and many other beautiful mountains, and you have a chance to visit the Tengboche Monastery in the evening.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 3867
  • Tyangbuche

The trek today starts with descending through the Rhododendron forest to the Imja Khola and cross an exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola.

You then walk passing by a long Mani stone wall to enter the village of Pangboche. The route continues through summer pastures to Dingboche village, where you stay overnight.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 6
  • Dingbuche

Today is the remarkable acclimatization day in Dingboche. You can have breathtaking views of the North face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse.

You have options to walk and climb some small hills for acclimatization.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 4260
  • Dingbuche

The trek today is pleasant walking just for 3 hours to Chhukum, and you can walk around the Chhukum valley. Then be prepared for the first pass of our trek, the Kongma la.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 4730
  • Chhukum

After having early breakfast at the lodge, the trek starts quite early in the morning as you have a long and tiring day. You head directly west out of Chukhung on a small, rocky trail and contour around many hillsides, usually not very steeply, until you reach the Pokalden Base Camp.

After a few other hills, you reach another Base Camp for Pokalden and a clear blue lake, which sits just below the pass. You climb the last half an hour on a trail which is good but looks impossibly built into the cliff-side and head to the Lobuche.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 4910
  • Lobuche

After breakfast at the lodge, the trek starts by following the rocky moraine path. You can view icy glacial pond and icebergs down below of Khumbu glacier. After the last rocky moraine dunes, a short downhill walk brings you to Gorakshep.

You check in to lodge and have lunch, and then, you start the trekking to the Everest Base camp for another 3 hours to reach EVEREST BASE CAMP.

WOW!!! Congratulation!!! Your Dream come true now, and after visiting sometime in the Base Camp, return to Gorekshep for an overnight stay.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 5364
  • Gorekshep

You climb the Kala Patthar (5545m.) in the morning and enjoy the view of the sunrise in the Himalayas including, Everest, Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more.

You then return to Kalapattar to have breakfast, and you trek to Zongla via Lobuche for about 4 hours.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 5545
  • Zongla

After early breakfast at the lodge, you start the trek early morning as you are going to cross the Cho La pass (5370m) today, a steep and somewhat difficult ascent of a rocky ridge for few hours.

You start by crossing a small glacial stream, then start climbing up the pass. You will be treated by views of Ama Dablam, Kantaiega, Thamserku, Taboche, Cholatse, Baruntse, Nangpai Gosain, Pasang Lhamo, and Numbur Himal from the top of the Cho La pass.

You then trek down to Thagnak to stay overnights.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 5370
  • Thangnak

The trek starts today by crossing the Ngozumpa Glacier on a sandy, shifting trail, the frozen lakes creaking below and beside you as you turn the way to the other side. Once back on the main trail to Gokyo, you have an hour's hike past the second lake to the lodge at Gokyo.

You have entered the grassy ablation valley running beside the Ngozumpa Glacier, and you have the first sight of Gokyo, a seasonal village and grazing area built beside the third and biggest lake. Gokyo has become something of a Himalayan resort without the crowd – at least in terms of the comfortable lodges with sunrooms, unbeatable views, excellent food, and warm stoves.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 4790
  • Gokyo

You climb the Gokyo Ri in the early morning to see the sunrise view and return to Gokyo and walk and excursion around the valley and the lake.

The Gokyo is a trade Centre where the Sherpa people run lodges to provide the best services to the trekkers.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 4790
  • Gokyo

The trek starts after early breakfast at the lodge to climb Renjo la pass. And, this is a nice high pass in the Everest region and is more popular these days.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 5345
  • Lunde

After having breakfast at the lodge, you start trek for today, and it is easy trekking down to Thame for few hours and overnight at Thame.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 3820
  • Thame

The trek starts after breakfast at the lodge, and you trek to reach Namche by following the flat and descending to the first resting place Thamo and heading towards Namche Bazaar.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 3440
  • Namche Bazaar

Today is the last day of the adventure high passes trek, and the trekking is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote - Koshi River. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes brings you to Lukla.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 3886
  • Lukla

After early breakfast at the lodge, you take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. You have free time/shopping/relax.

  • Hotel
  • B
  • 1345
  • Kathmandu

It's also a spare day to use in case of bad weather in Lukla, and you could not fly on the scheduled date and time, or we can organize you a day tour Bhaktapur and Patan if you want.

We can also remove this extra day from the tour itinerary if you do not want it so, contact us and consult about options available for the day. We will offer a farewell dinner in the evening.

  • Hotel
  • B
  • 1345
  • Kathmandu

You will be transferred to the international airport for your final departure to your loving home.

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What's Included

  • Airport transfers
  • Four nights’ hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu as per the itinerary
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Sagarmatha national park entry permits, TIMS permit, and rural municipality fees
  • Flight fare (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) with domestic airport tax
  • 17 nights accommodation in lodges/tea houses during the trek on twin sharing basis (dormitory-style sometimes)
  • A Trekking guide and porters (1 porter for every two trekkers and a porter will carry from 20-25 KG)
  • Salary, meals, accommodation, transportation, and Insurance for the guide and porters
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service, which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets, and duffle bag, If necessary (returned after the trek)

What's Excluded

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Meals (lunch and dinner) in Kathmandu
  • Your personal expenses/shopping
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Hot shower, telephone, internet, battery charges fees
  • International airfare to and from Nepal
  • Tips for the guide and staff

Check Available Dates

  • We have set a date to depart the Everest High passes trek. So, select your date and book the trekking.
  • If the preferred date is not listed, then contact us for the further process to book the trek on your date as the trekking is available on any date of the year.
  • We have listed the price for up to 14 people only so, if you are more than 14 people, then please contact us for the group price and process to book the trek.
  • The private trek is available on any date of the year, contact us for the booking.
  • The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.
Start DateEnd DateAvailabilityPrice 
Start Date06 Mar, 2021End Date27 Mar, 2021AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$1800
Start Date24 Mar, 2021End Date14 Apr, 2021AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$1800

Useful Information

Extra nights in Kathmandu before or after Everest high pass trek

The extra night’s hotel in Kathmandu for pre or post the trek is available at the US $55.00 per night with breakfast and airport transfers at the same hotel you stay on our package.

Let us know if you need any extra nights for pre or post the Everest High Pass Trek and want to plan any Extra tours and activities for your Extra days.

Electricity and Battery Charge facility on Everest high pass trek

There is electricity available in Kathmandu and in most of the villages of Everest High Passes Trek, where you can charge your camera/mobile batteries. However, we also suggest you have spare batteries to use in case of unavailability.

Guide and Crew for Everest High Pass Trek

We provide a tour guide for a day tour in Kathmandu on day 02 and a certified trekking guide for the whole trek who handles the logistics and guide you and your team on Everest high pass trek.

We provide a porter to carry your luggage, and there is one porter for every two members, and a porter carries about 20 - 22kg, which means 10- 11 KG from each trekker.

We also provide a Sherpa (assistant guide) when there are eight or more members in the group for Everest high pass trek.

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FAQs

Yes, You need to have some permits to do Everest High Pass Trek, which is Sagarmatha National park entry permits, TIMS (Trekkers information management system) permit, and a permit from Khumbu-Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality.

We apply and get all these permits for you once you book the Everest High Pass Trek with us.

The best seasons (time) to do Everest High Pass Trek are autumn (from mid-September till mid-December) and spring (from the beginning of March until the end of May). However, the trek is possible to do in June, January, and February.

We provide good 3-star hotel accommodations for the 4 nights in Kathmandu and simple lodge/teahouse accommodation for the rest of the 17 nights on Everest High Pass Trek. The rooms are basic, just a bed with a pillow, and blankets on the trek lodge/guest house. Please remember that some of them are very basic, and a sense of adventure is necessary.

  • Hotel in Kathmandu: Hotel Moonlight: 4 nights
  • Hotel on Trek Routes: Simple Mountain lodge: 17 nights

A hotel upgrade in Kathmandu is available. There are luxury 4- 5-star hotels available in Kathmandu so, let us know if you want to upgrade the hotels in Kathmandu.

A total of 55 meals (21 breakfast, 17 lunch, and 17 dinners) are provided on Everest High Pass Trek, and The meals are provided in lodges.  You have breakfast and dinner at the Lodges, where you stay overnights, and lunch at the lodge available along the trail.

You can find a wide variety of Nepali and Western meals on Everest High Passes Trail and drinks (coffee, tea, milk, soft drinks, and beer) as well. The drinks are not included in the Everest High Pass Trekking Package. So, you can buy them yourself on the available lodge/guest house.

We advise you to bring water purification pills/medicine while coming for the Everest High Pass Trek since you can have normal water for free. So, you can use medicine and drink, or you can buy bottled water or boiled/safe water to drink.

Yes, The domestic flights from Kathmandu to Lukla and from Lukla to Kathmandu included in the price and itinerary of our Everest high passes trek, and we book these flights for you once you book the trekking with us.

No, the International flight to arrive in Nepal and to return from Nepal not included in the price and itinerary of the Everest high pass trek. You need to book international flights yourself.

The twin otter airplanes are the only modes of transport to and from Lukla when you go for Everest High Pass Trek. Occasionally, the flights to and from Lukla may cancel due to unpredictable mountain weather conditions. We have kept one extra free day at the end of the trek to use in the case of a flight delay or cancellation.

If the flights canceled for two or more days, we charter a helicopter flight to ensure that you are on a scheduled flight to your home or other destination. The cost of this extra service is payable directly to our office in Kathmandu in US cash, or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards only). A receipt of payment will be provided to you, and you can claim from your insurance. The minimum cost is US $500 and a maximum of US $3500 depending on the number of people.

Or, if it seems the flight will cancel for many days as per the weather forecast, we also arrange an alternative trek that may be Annapurna circuit trekLangtang circuit trek, etc…

No, we provide a porter to carry your main luggage on Everest High Pass Trek. You simply carry a day bag pack with a water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, etc. as a small load allows full enjoyment of the trek.

Yes, You have to tip the staff of the Everest High passes Trekking. However, the tipping for all services provided on Everest high pass trek is always a matter of personal discretion. Please be aware that tipping is considered by many locals to be a part of the remuneration, and they may approach you for payment.

The recommended tip is the US $5 for the guide and the US $3 for the driver from each member of the group on day two,  and a total of US 150.00 from each member for the trekking part to divide to guide and porters (it depends on the size of the group you traveling so, our trek guide will give you a clearer idea when the trek comes to end).

You have to be physically fit with a strong-moderate level of fitness to do Everest high pass trek with daily walking/trekking between 3 to 9 hours on mountain trails. You better have previous trekking experience and need to be healthy with strong desire and stamina.

Yes, you need some extra money for your expenses on the Everest High pass trek, and the personal expenses depend largely on your habit. Most of the meals are included and provided on the trekking.

So, you only need some money for table drinks (alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverages), snacks, souvenirs, a hot shower, etc...If you do not drink alcohol & sopping, then about the US $12-15 per day per person should be enough for these expenses.

Yes, You need a travel insurance policy while coming to Everest high pass trek, as there is always a risk while doing high mountain trek, and In case of any kind of serious sickness or injury happen then, we need to do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital.

You are liable for all the expenses, that incurs in the evacuation/rescue. Please make sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy.

We wish that you won’t have AMS or any other sickness while on Everest high pass trek. However, there is always a risk of AMS (Altitude mountain sickness) while going on a high mountain trek in Nepal. Our guide provides you with information to avoid AMS. However, if in case you or any member of the group get AMS, then we do everything to bring you back safely.

The action against AMS depends on the situation and the place you get sick. As such, if someone gets AMS and still able to walk then, We take a day rest (while others continue the trek) with one of the porter/guides. We then see how the situation improves, and continue the trekking from the next day, if the situation is better.

Or, if there is not any improvement or even worse, we do not have other option rather than return the same trail as the descending is the only way to avoid AMS or if the situation is worse, and you neither can go up nor down, then we rescue/evacuate to bring you back to Kathmandu to visit a doctor. The cost of evacuation by helicopter is expensive in Nepal, and it is almost impossible to pay by the people so, we strongly suggest you buy an insurance policy that covers the evacuation in the worst situation.

Equipment plays a vital role in a comfortable and successful Everest high pass trek. So, you need to pack your trekking gear carefully with things that you need and not anything that you are not using on the trekking. We have given a list that you should not miss while you pack for Everest high pass trek.

General

  • Four seasons sleeping bag (we provide you one if required, which returned after the trek).
  • A duffel or Rucksack bag to keep all your gear, and this is carried by the porter
  • Daypack for yourself to keep your things such as a camera, water bottle, and things that you need for the day.
  • A small lockable bag to keep the extra stuff that you do not use on the trek, and this is kept at the hotel in Kathmandu
  • A down Jacket (we provide you one if you do not have, which returned after the trekking)
  • Shade hat
  • Warm wool hat to cover your ears
  • A pair of light-weight warm gloves
  • T-shirts 2-3 pieces
  • Light-weight thermal tops
  • A fleece jacket
  • Raincoat (if you are traveling in monsoon time)
  • A pair of quick-drying nylon hiking shorts
  • A pair of trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees, So they double as shorts
  • Four pairs of liner warm socks
  • A pair of light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots
  • A pair of light trekking shoes or sandals for camp/lodges
  • A water bottle
  • Head/torch Light
  • A medium-size towel
  • Walking poles (optional)

Medicines and First Aid Kits

  • We recommend consulting with your doctor for medication suggestions to take for these regions.

Miscellaneous but Important

  • Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies), and these extra photos are necessary to obtain the trekking permits
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
  • Lip balm at least SPF 20, 2 sticks
  • Sun cream with SPF 40
  • Pocket knife
  • Water purification Iodine tablets (optional)
  • Toiletry kit and be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, and soap