Everest High Passes Trek

  • Trip Cost:US$ 1650 (P/P)
  • Duration:22 Days
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Max. Altitude:5545M
  • Grade:Strenuous

Meals: Full Board ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) on trek and breakfast on cities.

Transportation: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane

Accommodation: Hotel in cities and Lodge/tea house on trek

Why This Trip?

  • To pass over the Three high passes of Everest region.
  • To have sightseeing tours of historical UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.
  • To have scenic mountain flight to and from Lukla.
  • To visit Tengboche Monastery in the Region.
  • To visit Namche and Khumjung Village.
  • To have unforgettable views of Khumbu Ice fall.
  • To have view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku, Khumbu Ice Fall.
  • To have Himalayan including Mt. Everest view from Gokyo Ri.
  • To visit of Gokyo Lake and valley.

Escape Nepal offer trekking to the Everest High passes or Three passes in Everest Region, Nepal and the Everest high pass trekking undoubtedly is an adventure trek that involves of crossing three world’s highest mountain trekking 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 trek to Lukla from Lukla and the High passes Trek is lifetime adventure experience of having spectacular mountain vistas, distinct culture, glaciers, glacier lakes and more. The Everest High pass trekking is a thrilling adventure trekking in the Khumbu region and it is undoubtedly an epic journey over some of the world’s highest mountain passes, Everest high pass trekking is also popularly known as ‘Everest three-passes trekking’, We have designed this trekking package in such a way that you will not only be able 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 high passes trails winds not only around the high mountain passes but also extended to the Everest base camp, the lap of the world’s highest mountain, and equally takes you all around the Gokyo valley-- the mountain valley, as well as the mountain glacial lake called Gokyo, 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, making you possible to explore their uniqueness, enjoy their local dishes and delicacies. Similarly, you will also have an opportunity to explore around the ancient Buddhist monasteries, diverse floras and faunas as you pass through jungle where sometimes you will also spot some of the wildest and endangered birds and animals, which offer you amazing opportunity for photography.

Everest high pass is considered to be the world’s great trekking trail where 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.

Escape Nepal Holidays has designed 22day itinerary for the high pass trek with enough rest days and that also include your arrival and departure days to and from Nepal and a day sight seeing tour in Kathmandu, our real trekking will start after taking short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, After landing at Lukla, you will begin your actual trek through Phakding and then enter into Namche Bazaar, where you will have a rest for one day for acclimatization. Next day you will continue trekking to Tyangboche, where there is located of Nepal’s oldest Buddhist monastery and obviously one of the best view point for having spectacular views of Mt. Everest, alongside of the scenery hills you will continue trekking to Dingboche, where you will have acclimatization then Kong ma La pass, you will enter into Lobuche and via Gorakshep then reach at Everest base camp, having amazing views all around, you will retrace back to Zongla via Kala Patthar and pass over the Chola, subsequently trek down to Thannak, enter into Gokyo valley, where you will have excursion around the Gokyo lake, the glacial lake and then trek to Renjo la, and then enter in to Lunde, Thame and finally get down to Namche Bazaar and then at Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.

We do not have list of the dates to departure to high passes trek since only few adventurer trekkers would want to trek in this high  lands so, we organize private departure on any date that is perfect for you so, let us know when you want to take this adventure trek then we will arrnage every thing required for the trek.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01. Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters): transfer to hotel.
Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters): and you will be met & greeted by our airport representative who will be on standby to pick you up 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. Window shopping would be a good start to look around. Your first overnight in the valley of temples & cows. Probably the most in the world; however, these unusual sights are sometimes welcome & interesting, overnight at hotel (A)

Day 02.Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley & an orientation:
After having breakfast at hotel, we take you for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley; you will be escorted by a professional tour guide. Your tour will include Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple - Swayambhunath {note, there are real monkeys down here & they can be a pain in the neck, especially if you are munching something while climbing the steps to the temple; whatever your munching could vanish from your hands in seconds if you’re not careful. The best way to appease these monkeys is by buying some bananas from vendors just by the roadside to the temple & distribute them on your way up, they’d be happy & leave you alone}. Pashupatinath Temple and Bauddhanath Stupa. The Pashupatinath is a significant place of visit because this is a heritage site & is the most important religious site for Hindus in Nepal & India. Within the boundaries of this temple are cremation zones where the bodies of Nepalese, right from the pauper on the streets to the king of Nepal were cremated at this old temple. In the early evening we get back to our hotel & refresh after which your trek leader will meet the group & orient you on the whole program related to your trip. You will even have sufficient time to buy some trek gear if you need any in thamel area. Overnight at Hotel (A, B)

Day 03.Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m) and Trek to Phakding (2610m) - 3.5 hours:
Early in the morning, we drive to Kathmandu airport for the 35 minutes scenic flight to the small mountain airport at Lukla, after reaching at lukla our guide will introduce with the porters, then start today’s trekking following mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi, it is easy trekking and takes about 3 and half hour to reach at Phakding , Overnight at lodge. (A, B, L, D)

Day 04.Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) - 6 Hours:
After having breakfast at lodge, we will start our trekking and will our trekking following the Dudh Koshi River and crossing it few times and we enter to the Sagarmatha National park in Jorsale and we will stop there for lunch and again we continue the trekking to reach Namche Bazaar, after few hours walking Namche Bazar will 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. Namche Bazar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Duch koshi Koshi. The village is a central hub of the area and food, sundrie and even mountain climbing equipment may be purchased here, overnight at Lodge. (A, B, L, D).

Day 05.Rest day at Namche Bazaar (3440 m) for acclimatization:
Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off towards Tyangboche. For the acclimatization we walk up to Khhumjung village through Everest view Hotel in Syangbuche and you will see the beautiful view of the Himalayas including Mt.Everest and many other giants. Khhumjung is densely populated by Sherpa community and there is an old monastery and Hillary’s schools as well so, we will visit them and return to Namche, Overnight at Lodge. (A, B, L, D).

Day 06.Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867 m.) - 5 Hours:
After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trekking with the ridge and level mountain path that offers excellent panoramas of Thamserku, Kantega, and Kusum Kangaru, after walking few hours on flat Zigzags; we descend to the river and arrive at Phunki Tenga where will have short break for the lunch. Then we climb through Rhododendron forest to the Tengbuche, A view to see the Himalayas including Mt. Everest and many other beautiful mountain and we will visit the Tengbuche Monastery in the evening, Overnight at lodge. (A, B, L, D)

Day 07.Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260 m.)- 5 Hours:
After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trekking with descending through Rhododendron forest to the Imja Khola and cross exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola and walk passing by a long Mani stone wall to enter the village of Pangboche. Our route continues through summer pastures to Dingboche .Overnight at Lodge. (A, B, L, D)

Day 08.Rest day at Dingboche (4260 m.) for acclimatization:
Today is the remarkable acclimatization day. There are some breathtaking views of the North face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse . You have options of walking and climb some small hills surrounding for the acclimatization and overnight at lodge. (A, B, L, D).

Day 09.Trek from Dingboche to Chukum- 3 Hours:
After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trekking and it is pleasant walking/trekking just for 3 hours to Chukum and we will have walking around the Chukum Valley as well then we will have to be ready for our first pass Kongma la, Overnight at Lodge. (A, B, L, D).

Day 10.Trek from Ckukum- Kongma la passes-Lobuche- 8 hours:
After having breakfast and packing some packed lunch for the day, we start our trekking quite early in the morning as we will have quite long and tiring day, we head directly west out of Chukhung on a small, rocky trail and contour around many hillsides, usually not very steeply, until we reach the Pokalden Base Camp. After a few other hills, more steeps, we will reach another Base Camp for Pokalden and a clear blue lake which sits just below the pass. We 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, overnight at Lodge. (A, B, L, D).

Day 11.Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep (m.) -7 Hours:
After having breakfast at the lodge, we start our trekking following the rocky moraine path, 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, where we will stop for lunch and we leave all our stuff there at lodge as this is the last place where there are lodge available – then we start our Himalayan journey to the Everest Base camp for another 3 hours and reach EVEREST BASE CAMP- WOW!!! Congratulation!!! Your Dream come true now, after visiting sometime in the Base Camp, we return to Gorekshep, Overnight at Lodge. (A, B, L, D).

Day 12.Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and trek to Zongla- 5 Hours:
Early morning, we will climb the Kala Patthar (5545m.) and enjoy the view of sunrise in the Himalayas including Everest. we will have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more from the Kalapattar  then we return to Kalapattar to have breakfast and will continue our trekking to Zongla  for about 4 hours, overnight at Lodge. (A, B, L, D).

Day 13.Trek from Zongla to Thannak- 9 Hours:
After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trekking early morning as we are going cross the Cho La pass (5370m), a steep and somewhat difficult ascent of a rocky ridge a few hours. We start by crossing a small glacial stream, and then start climbing up the pass. From the top, we are treated to views of Ama Dablam, Kantaiega, Thamserku, Taboche, Cholatse and Baruntse, and to Nangpai Gosain, Pasang Lhamo, Numbur and on the Gokyo side. Once up on top of the glaciated pass, we trek across the snow, with Lobuche, West looming above us, to the summit and hang some Buddhist prayer flags to send prayers out across the Himalayas, it's a scramble back down the pass, a rocky, hilly trail across the valley, and a descent to the yak kharka of Tangnak, Overnight at Lodge. (A, B, L, D).

Day 14.Trek from Thannak to Gokyo- 4 Hours:
After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trekking in the morning by crossing the Ngozumpa Glacier on a sandy, shifting trail, the frozen lakes creaking below and beside us as we turn our way to the other side. Once back on the main trail to Gokyo, we have an hour's hike past the second lake to the lodge at Gokyo. In the Gokyo valley, the character of the trekking changes abruptly. The opaque powder-blue lakes are often on the verge of freezing over, and sometimes perform a Himalayan symphony of expanding and retracting ice. We have entered the grassy ablation valley running beside the Ngozumpa Glacier, and have our 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. It is a great base to explore from, and we have plenty of time for it, overnight at Lodge. ( A, B, L, D).

Day 15. Gokyo Ri and excursion around Gokyo valley & Lake:
We will climb the Gokyo Ri in the early morning to see the sunrise view and will return to Gokyo and walk and excursion around the Valley and the lake, Gokyo is a trade centre where the Sherpa people run lodges to provide the best services to the trekkers. Gokyo is situated by the side of Ngozumpa glacier, the biggest glacier of Nepal. Overnight at lodge, (A, B, L, D)

Day 16.Trek form Gokyo- Renjo Pass (5345m)- Lunde - 7 Hours:
Early morning after breakfast, we will start our trekking and climb Renjo la pass. This is a really nice high pass in Everest region and being more popular in these days. In last few years, this area is only possible in Camping/tented basis trek, which is now possible with lodge trek too. Overnight at Lodge. ( A, B, L, D).

Day 17.Trek from Lunde to Thame- 4 hours:
After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trekking and It is Easy trekking down to Thame for few hours and overnight at Thame and Visit thame and overnight at lodge.( A, B, L, D)

Day 18.Trek form Thame to Namche Bazaar- 4 Hours:
After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trekking and continue our trekking to Namche following the flat and descending to first resting place Thamo after heading towards to Namche bazaar, Overnight at Lodge. ( A, B, L, D)

Day 19.Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m.)- 6 Hours:
After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trekking and today is the last day of your trekking, The trekking is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote-Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla, Overnight at Lodge. (A, B, L, D)

Day 20. Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
We will take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu, Free time/shopping/Relax, Shopping- Overnight at hotel. ( A, B).

Day 21- Leisure day in Kathmandu.
It's also spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla and we could not fly on scheduled date and time, or we can organize you a day tour in or around Kathmandu, shopping tour etc if you want: or we can 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. And we will offer farewell dinner in the evening, overnight at hotel. (A, B)

Day 22.Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.
You will be transferred to the international airport for your final departure to your loving home. Escape Nepal has taken pleasure in serving you all of these weeks; you counted on us & we didn’t let you down because we know how hard you’ve worked to enjoy this holiday. Meeting you was an immense pleasure & we do hope you will remember us down the years with memories of the time you’ve spent in this amazing country that’s Nepal. A safe BON VOYAGE home…take care!!! ( B)

Accommodation, B- Breakfast, L- Lunch and D- Dinner

Cost Details

Cost Include

  • All the airport transfers.
  • Four nights’ hotel accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast as per the above itinerary on twin sharing basis.
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu as per the itinerary on day 02.
  • Your standard meals during the trek with hot tea/coffee in breakfast.
  • All necessary paper works, Sagarmatha national park entry permits,Monument entrance fees and TIMS permit.
  • Flight fare (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) with domestic airport tax.
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks on twin sharing basis (dormitory style sometimes).
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly 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).
  • All government taxes, VAT and service charge. 

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos and it cost you 40.00USD for the 30 days tourist visa to Nepal.
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory) that covers emergencies and evacuations.
  • Food (lunch and dinner) while you are in Kathmandu.
  • Your personal expenses/shopping.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
  • Sweet things like chocolate bars and bar bills.
  • Hot shower during the Trek.
  • International airfare.
  • Tips for the guide and staffs.

Trip Note

Flight delay to and from Lukla on the High Passes Trek : In some circumstances, we could face problems of internal flights to/from Lukla delayed by few hours or canceled for a day or more because of bad weather. This happens very rarely, but it could happen anyways, even in the best trekking season. You may also know how climate change is affecting our globe. Thus, we always recommend you to add supplement night/s in Kathmandu after your trek if possible (just in case). If everything runs smoothly, you can enjoy other activities like sightseeing, rafting, wildlife activities, or shopping as you wish in the additional days that may come about. However, if you want a heli-rescue in the state of flight cancellation to/from Lukla-we organize it. A helicopter charge can range from USD 3000 to 3500 and it can lift 4 persons per flight. 

Itinerary for the Everest high Passes Trek - The itinerary given for the tour standard itinerary for the high pass that we offerhowever if you have any special interests on this high pass trek or if the given itinerary is not suitable for you and if you would like to add or remove any places from the itinerary then we are flexible with itinerary and we offer you tailor made itineraries according to your time and desire.

Price For High Passes Trek  - The price given is per person on twin share basis for the Small group travel for fixed departure and we offer Group discounts for the booking of two or more than two person and group of 10 or more people will have maximum discounts with one person (tour leader) travel free in Nepal (land only) and if you even have maximum number of people even more than 10 people then contact us for the further discussion about the discounts and those want to travel in group and want to have private room ( where possible) on our holiday then that cost you extra single supplement cost, we have given the single supplement cost on our package however if you could not find it then please write us for the further information:

Trip extension after the Completion of the high pass trek  - If you have time and are interested take Chitwan Jungle Safari, Trisuli Rafting, Bardia Jungle Safari, Lumbini Tour, Pokhara Holiday , then you can start now…we are on vacation & this only happens once probably in a lifetime…enjoy it today because tomorrow never comes and please inform us for the arrangement for any of these extra tours.

 Essential Info

The electricity is available in most of our holidays and in the cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Palpa, Lumbini, Chitwan, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel and in some of the villages on our trekking holiday, hiking holiday, climbing holiday and home stay trekking where you can re-charge your mobile phone and camera batteries, not all in all places of our trekking so, we advise you to have spare batteries when you do the trekking, hiking, home stay and climbing holidays  and there is not electricity available on our camping adventure trekking holiday so, you need to have enough spare batteries when you do those trips.

 

We offer professional licensed tour guide on all our sightseeing holidays and there will be local nature guide in the Jungle tours, rafting guide for the river holidays and there will be trained trekking guide (handles the logistics and guide you and your team on the trek)  on our trekking holidays, hiking holiday and adventure holiday and a Sherpa when there are 10 or more members in the group and porters to carry your luggage and there will be 1 porter for 2 members and a porter will carry about 20kg means 10 KG from each trekker and we will provide licensed climbing guide for climbing holidays.

We offer porters to your main luggage on our trekking holiday, hiking holiday, some stay treks and adventure holidays, you simply carry a day pack with water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, etc. - a small load that allows full enjoyment of the trekking. A trek bag is ideal for your main luggage, plus a small lockable bag for travel clothes and anything that you do not need during trek which you can leave at hotel’s locker room/safe deposit box in Kathmandu for free of charge. Weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15 Kg; excess weight is chargeable at USD 1 or more per Kilo depending on sectors and a porter will carry up to 20 KG and there will be 1 porter for each 2 trekkers which mean 10 KG form each and if you will be planning for longer trek and need to bring much stuff then you might need extra porter as well.

When you have tours holidays in Nepal then the luggage is not a problem as our vehicle will drive from one place to other places.

 

Each morning after packing our bags and hot breakfast at campsite or lodge, we set off on the day’s trek and after walking for 3-4 hours, we stop for lunch at around midday at the camp or available lodge/restaurants which may take 1-2 hours for lunch and will start the trek again, The afternoon’s walk is generally shorter and we usually arrive at our destination in time for afternoon tea. The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village and surroundings, doing a bit of washing or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days, we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free. After dinner, the evening will often be spent playing cards and reliving the day’s adventures, before retiring for a well-earned sleep.

The Wonderful Environment of the Himalayas is also an extremely fragile one. Increasing population density and numbers of travelers threaten the very beauty of Nepal. At Escape Nepal, we are extremely conscious about the environment and aim to minimize our impact as much as possible. As deforestation is one of the greatest environmental threats we face in this region, we do not encourage camp fires and encourage use of kerosene for cooking as an alternative fuel to wood. We also discourage trekkers from using wood-fuelled hot showers in lodges along the way. Many lodges, however, now have solar hot showers, a far more eco-friendly alternative.

Garbage disposal is another major problem and some of the busier trails can, at times, appear strewn with litter for miles. Our staff members are well motivated towards eco-friendly practices. We carry out all our garbage, apart from that which can be safely and easily burnt at the campsite. Our aim is to help protect and preserve this beautiful environment for future generations of trekkers to enjoy and we advise the same to you to keep the garbage on proper site and take return those with you to homes which are Non- biodegradable.

We at Escape Nepal would like to requests the following things and to be a responsible tourist:

  • Leave only footprints and take only photographs.
  • Use designated routes, campsites and resting places to reduce trampling and other negative environmental impacts.
  • Respect local culture and traditions, use home stays, locally owned hotels/ lodges or campsites as much as possible to support the local livelihood.
  • Avoid/ minimize using firewood. Use common space for heating. Opt for alternatives to minimize deforestation.
  • Maintain cleanliness and hygiene. Use the litter box locally available. Carry back your own garbage while traveling through ecologically sensitive areas.
  • Encourage to place mobile toilets at a considerable distance from sources of water, river banks and springs while camping along the river sides.
  • Use the services of local guides and porters as much as possible to explore more about local environment and culture.
  • Money spent here will contribute directly to the local livelihood, women’s empowerment and environmental conservation.
  • Before you begin your journey we request you to abide by the above guidelines in order to safeguard the nature and culture of the area and be a responsible tourist.

You are required to have great physical fitness plus experience of High Mountain trekking and you need have strong desire and prepared to tackle difficult terrain in remote areas of Himalayas. These Trek holidays includes some high passes trek in Everest, Annapurna and Langtang region and some adventure trek holidays as well and some adventures like Bunjy Jumping, Paragliding etc...

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