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 Everest region.
  • Scenic mountain flight to and from Lukla.
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery.
  • Visit Namche and Khumjung Village.
  • You have unforgettable views of Khumbu Ice fall.
  • View of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku, Khumbu Ice Fall.
  • Pass over the Khumbi- La.
  • Pass over the Cho la.
  • Pass over the Renjo la.
  • View from Gokyo Ri.
  • Visit of 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 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 with 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 3 high passes trek in Everest region is winds not only around the high mountain passes but also extended to the Everest base camp, the lap of the world’s highest mountain. It also takes you all around the Gokyo valley as well as the mountain glacial lake called Gokyo lake, passing through numerous glacier moraines also includes the Lower Khumbu region, where there is settlement of legendry Sherpas indigenous communities on the region who have distinct culture, language, rituals, lifestyles that make you possible to explore their uniqueness, enjoy their local dishes and delicacies.

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

Everest high pass is considered to be the world’s great trekking trail. you will have obviously the jaw dropping up close sceneries of some of the world’s highest Himalayas including of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), also, Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Makalu (8,463 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Pumari (7,161 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,855 m), Mt. Amadablam (6,850 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,723 m), Mt. Kantega (6,685 m) and other Himalayas located nearby in the Khumbu region.

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

Everest High Pass Trek further continue to base camp via Gokekshep and hike to Kalapattar next morning and retrace back to Zongla and pass over the Chola, subsequently trek down to Thannak, enter into Gokyo valley, where you have excursion around the Gokyo lake. The trek goes to Renjo la, and enter in to 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 hotel, you go for full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and the tour is escorted by a professional tour guide.

The Tour include visit of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple (Swayambhunath), and Bauddhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple.

Our guide will drop you back to hotel after tour and you will have time to go for shopping for trekking gears if you need.

  • Hotel
  • B
  • 1345
  • Kathmandu

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

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

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

After having breakfast at lodge, you start trek by following the Dudh Koshi River and crossing it 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 few hours 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 and food, sundrie and even mountain climbing equipment may be purchased here.

For the 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. Khumjung is densely populated by Sherpa community and there is an old monastery and Hillary’s schools as well, you visit them and return to Namche.

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

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

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

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

The trek today starts with descending through Rhododendron forest to the Imja Khola and cross 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 Dingbuche. 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 the 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 lodge, the trek starts quite early in the morning as you have quite 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 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, after visiting sometime in the Base Camp, return to Gorekshep for overnight stay.

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

You climb the Kala Patthar (5545m.) in the morning and enjoy the view of 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 lodge, you start 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 to views of Ama Dablam, Kantaiega, Thamserku, Taboche, Cholatse and Baruntse, and to Nangpai Gosain, Pasang Lhamo, Numbur 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 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 sun rooms, 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 lodge to climb Renjo la pass. This is a really nice high pass in Everest region and being more popular in these days.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Hotel
  • B
  • 1345
  • Kathmandu

It's also spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla and you could not fly on scheduled date and time, or we can organize you a day tour Bhaktapur Patan tour 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 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 (domestic and international).
  • 4 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 each 2 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 (retuned after the trek).

What's Excluded

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu).
  • Travel insurance (compulsory) that covers emergencies and evacuations.
  • 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 staffs.

Check Available Dates

  • We have set date to departure the Everest High passes trek. So, select your date and book the trek.
  • If preferred date is not listed then contact us for the further process to book the trek on your own date as the trek 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 further process to book the trek.
  • 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 Sep, 2020End Date27 Sep, 2020AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$1800
Start Date24 Sep, 2020End Date15 Oct, 2020AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$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 US $55.00 USD per night including 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 charges your camera/mobile batteries however, we also suggest you to have spare batteries to use in case of unavailability.

Guide and Crew for Everest High Pass Trek

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

We provide porter to carry your luggage and there is 1 porter for each 2 members and a porter carry about 20 - 22kg which means 10- 11 KG from each trekker.

We also provide a Sherpa (assistant guide) when there are 8 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 are Sagarmatha National park entry permits, TIMS (Trekkers information management system) permit and another entry permits 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 end of May). However, the trek is possible do to in June, January and February.

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

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

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.

The total of 55 meals (21 breakfast, 17 lunch and 17dinner) are provided on Everest High Pass Trek and The meals are taken in lodges, you have breakfast and dinner at the lodge 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 cost so you can buy them yourself on the available lodge/guest house.

We provide 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 simply buy bottled water or boiled/safe water to drink.

No, The domestic flights from Kathmandu to Lukla and from Lukla to Kathmandu are included in the price and itinerary of our Everest high pass trek and we book these flights for you once you book the trek with us.

No, the International flight to arrive Nepal and to return from Nepal are not included in the price and itinerary of our Everest high pass trek. You need to book the 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 be cancelled 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 are cancelled for 2 or more days, we charter a helicopter flight to ensure that you are on 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 from which you can claim from your insurance. The minimum cost will be US$500 and maximum US$3500 depending on the number of people.

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

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

Yes, however the tipping for all services provided on Everest high pass trek is always a matter of personal discretion, however please be aware that tipping is considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration and they may approach you for payment and there is no need to be intimidated by the request.

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

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

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

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

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

You will be entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in the evacuation/rescue, so, 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 risk of AMS (Altitude mountain sickness) while going on high mountain trek, so, we have to be careful about it.

Our guide will provide you information to avoid the AMS however if incase you or any member of group get AMS then we do everything to bring you back safely.

The action against AMS depends on the situation and the place people get sick as such if someone get AMS and still able to walk up then we take a day rest (while other continue the trek) with one of the porter/guide. We see how the situation will improve and we continue trek from next day if the situation gets better.

Or if there is not any improvement or even worse, we do not have other option rather return the same trail as descending down is only way to avoid AMS or if the situation gets really worse and you neither can go up nor down then we rescue/evacuate and bring you back to Kathmandu to visit 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 to buy insurance policy that covers the evacuation in the worst situation.

Equipment play vital role to have comfortable and successful Everest high pass trek. So, you need to pack your trekking gear carefully and pack things that you need and you should not have pack anything that you do not need on trek.

To help you to pack your gear for Everest high pass trek, we have given some list that you should not miss while you packing.

General

  • Four seasons sleeping bag (we provide you one if required and it to be returned after the trek).
  • Duffel or Rucksack bag to keep all your gear and this will be carried by the porter.
  • Daypack for yourself to keep your personal things such as camera, water, things that you need for the day and this is carried by you.
  • A small lockable bag to keep your extra stuff that you do not use on trek and this can be kept at the hotel in Kathmandu.
  • A down Jacket (we provide you one if you do not have and it is returned at the end of the trek).
  • 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 pairs 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 water proof hiking/trekking boots
  • A pair 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 to consult with your doctor for medication suggestions to take for these regions.

Miscellaneous but Important

  • Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies) - these extra passport 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 is recommended
  • 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, soap, etc.