Trekking and Walking

Everest High Passes Trek

Nepal

Everest High Passes Trek

Durtation: 20 Days

Price: US 1,799 All Inclusive

Everest High Passes Trek is a popular trekking route in the Himalayas among adventure lovers who strive to escape into the isolated Everest region.

This trek is all in one combination of major attractions of the Everest region and is for those adventure seekers wanting to experience trekking to the high Himalayas routing through isolated valleys, communities, terraced landscape.

This 20 days trip has everything one can ask for taking you all the way up to Everest Base Camp through three challenging high passes of the Khumbu region: Kogma La pass (5540 m), Cho La pass (5300 m) and Renjo La pass (4790m).

The grandest of all - Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar adds more challenges as well as excitement to this trek.

Beside hiking to this high rugged landscape of the High passes, you get to explore the culture & traditions of the Sherpas along with visiting several monasteries.

The trek starts from Lukla and goes up through Namche Bazar and goes to the base camp; this part is also included in the usual Everest Base Camp trek. However, the difference is made by the main attractions in this unique trek in Nepal - the three passes which are all more than 5000 m high.

Stunning views of some of the highest mountains: Mount Everest (8848 m), Mount Ama Dablam (6812 m), Mount Lhotse (8516 m), Mount Nuptse (7861 m), Mount Cholatse (6440 m) and Mount Makalu (8485) and the mesmerizing Khumbu glacier make the trek even more special.

After this extreme adventurous trek, the route leads back to Lukla for the scenic short flight back to Kathmandu. The trek allows travelers to explore the Everest region to the fullest. You get to experience and witness everything the Khumbu region has to offer.

Highlights of Everest High Passes Trek

  • Three high altitude passes of the Khumbu region
  • Reach the Everest Base Camp through a unique path unlike the usual one
  • Visit Buddhist monasteries and interact with local people
  • Learn about Sherpa culture
  • Diverse and rare flora and fauna of Sagarmatha National Park
  • Stunning mountain views and Khumbu glacier
  • Isolated and other-worldly trekking experience
  • Scenic Flight to/from Lukla
  • Get a glimpse of the entire Khumbu region
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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu

30 mins

1,350 m

A representative of Himalayan trekkers will receive you at the Tribhuvan International Airport. They will be holding a plate with your name on it or the companies name as per your correspondence with us. You will be transferred to the hotel and the trek guide will meet you in the evening for dinner. During the meal, you can discuss your queries (if any). He/she will brief you about some cultural issues and some other necessary things to consider during the trek.

Dinner

3 star hotel in KTM

Day 2

Sightseeing in Kathmandu & trek preparation

5-6 hrs

1,350 m

Early in the morning, the staff from Himalayan trekkers will meet you to collect your passport copy and photographs (if not sent via email) for the preparation of the Trekking permit and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card. After breakfast, you will be taken on a half-day sightseeing trip to the Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath temple, also referred to as the Monkey temple. Both are UNESCO world heritage sites. In the afternoon you have some free time. So, you can go around Thamel for some last-minute shopping of the things you might need for the trek.

Breakfast

3 star hotel in KTM

Day 3

Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding

30 min flight & 3 hrs hike

2,800 m

You will start early morning from the hotel, usually with packed breakfast from the hotel in Kathmandu. It is a 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Upon reaching Lukla you will start the trek towards Phakding. The walk is fairly easy with a view of some mountains. A couple of hours walk takes you to Phakding where we stay for tonight.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/Lodges

Day 4

Trek to Namche Bazaar

5-6 hrs

3,440 m

You will cross the Dudh-Kosi River and start the walk of the day. With occasional ups and down, you will reach the village of Monjo in a couple of hours. After completing the formalities at the gate of the Sagarmatha National Park’s office, you will walk ahead to the Jorsalle village. Another 4 hours walk from here and you will be in popular Namche Bazaar. The trail from Jorsalle to Namche has a nice view of the mountains such as Kwande peak; Kusum Kanguru & Mt. Everest. You can also see mountains such as Nuptse, Lhotse, and Taweche peak from some places.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Hotel/Guest house

Day 5

Rest day at Namche Bazaar

3 hrs

3,440 m

This is a free day so you can rest and acclimatize before you heading towards the higher altitude. Namche Bazar has a lot of things to see. Spending a pleasant day in this town of the Sherpas is not a very difficult thing to do.

You can enjoy a small hike around Namche by consulting with the guide. 

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Hotel/Guest house

Day 6

Trek to Thame

5-6 hrs

3,820 m

After breakfast, you will walk along the trail of Bhote Kosi River valley. As the trail goes ahead, you will see plenty of prayer flags and Mani (prayer stones) due to heavy the presence of Tibetan Buddhism in the area. You will walk past the villages such as Gonglha, Drama, and Thomde. Thomde has a monastery worth visiting. From here onwards you will walk on a steep downward path for a while and another steep climb of an hour to the village of Thame. This area gives a very nice view of the Everest region and is also famous for the Thame monastery where the festival called Mani Rimdu takes place.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ Lodges

Day 7

Hike to Sundar Peak & return to Thame

7-8 hrs

5,361 m

The trail passes through Thame Monastery towards Sundar Peak. Although the trail is quite a steep climb, the views are outstanding which make it easier. Today's hike is quite long but all the famous mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu. Mt. Cho Oyu and many snow-capped peaks over 6000 meters help to refill the energy. After a great time at Sundar Peak, we head back to Thame and stay there for the night.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ Lodges

Day 8

Trek to Lumde

4-5 hrs

4,368 m

After the wonderful two nights stay at Thame, we follow the trail that goes along with Bhote Koshi River towards Tibet border of Nangpa-La, from where most of the Tibetans enter Nepal for trade. The trail follows the high barren hills with overlooking great views of snow-capped peaks and the settlements of yak herders till  Murulung via Mingmo. From here, the trail is a steep climb till Lumde, where we stay overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ Lodges

Day 9

Trek to Gokyo via Renjola Pass

8-9 hrs

5,360 m

Today is a great day. The trail is a steep climb in glacial moraines to reach the top of Renjola Pass from where we can observe the mind-blowing view of Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and other Himalayans as well as Gokyo Lake and Ngozumba glacier. Ngozumba is the longest glacier in the Himalayans. With these stunning views, the trail descends to Gokyo for overnight stay.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ Lodges

Day 10

Morning hike to Gokyo Ri & trek to Thangnak

6-7 hrs

5,360 m

Today, early in the morning, we hike towards Gokyo Ri, one of the highlights of the trek. It takes about two hours to reach the wonderful top from where Mt. Cho Oyo, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse, Taweche and far as to Mt. Makalu towards east can be observed. After a marvelous leisure time, return back to Gokyo where we take lunch. With a short walk of a few hours, we reach to Dragnak, the base of Chugyuma or Cho-la pass, just above the village of Na situated at the foot of the Ngozumba glacier.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ Lodges

Day 11

Trek to Dzongla via Tsho-La Pass

6-7 hrs

5,368 m

The path climbs steadily towards Cho-la pass for few hours, then descends towards the small hidden valley at Dzong-la for the overnight stop. If there is snow, this route can be quite difficult. It will be up to the guide to decide whether it’s possible to proceed or retrace in another safe way.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ Lodges

Day 12

Trek to Loboche

3-4 hrs

4,940 m

After Dzong-la, the path diverts towards the northeast. The trek is gradual on the hard ground looking down at Pheriche village. It offers a beautiful view of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and Pokalde 5,741m, Kongma-Tse 5,820m and the great wall of Nuptse all to the north. Then reaching at the junction where the path from Pheriche joins above Thugla ridge with great views of Mt.Pumori and other peaks west of Everest, after the great scenic walk, close on this place you can see a number of memorial of the unfortunate climbers, who died in expeditions around the mountain of high Khumbu region, An hour with gradual walk raches to Lobuche, situated in the corner well hidden and sheltered from the wind. Lobuche has about 6-8 Lodges.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ Tented camp

Day 13

Trek to Gorak Shep to EBC & back to Gorak Shep

7-8 hrs

5,364 m

Today to the final destination at the foot of Mt. Everest, the first-hour walk is gradual up the valley at the end of the grassy field.  A short downhill reaches to Gorakshep located on the flat field below Kalapatthar 5,545m and Mt.Pumori 7,145m. Gorakshep has three teahouses.  Everest Base Camp is lively during the high expedition season. On reaching the foot of the world’s highest peak, after an enjoyable time walk back toGorakshep for the overnight stop

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ Lodges

Day 14

Hike to Kalapathar & trek to Lobuche

5-6 hrs

5,545 m

In the morning climb to Kalapatthar. On reaching the top ridge of Kalapatthar, a small rocky peak from the southwest ridge of Mt.Pumori, incredible views Mt. Everest between the peak of Nuptse and Lho-la and Lhotse with surrounding high snow-capped giants can be seen. After a good walk you reach Lobuche for the overnight stop.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ Lodges

Day 15

Trek to Chhukung via Kongma La Pass

6-7 hrs

5,535 m

After a great walk through two scenic high passes, the path leads to another place away from the main trekking area. The trek follows the upper moraine and towards the Khumbu glacier. The path zig-zags so has to be carefully trekked upon due to the dangers of fallen rocks sliding. Then, climbing steeply till Kogma-la Pass, the highest pass of this trip, the walk leads higher up followed by descending towards the glacial pond. The walk on the mostly rocks and moraine path leads to Chhukhung for the night.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ Lodges

Day 16

Trek to Tengboche

6-7 hrs

3,867 m

You will make a late start and head towards Pangboche village which is around 3 hours walking from Dingboche. After lunch here, you will move towards Thyangboche. Stroll around the monastery and observe the monks practicing Buddhism.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ Lodges

Day 17

Trek to Monjo

5-6 hrs

2,835 m

After breakfast, you will get down through a descending trail to the river and then climb up for an hour to reach Namche Bazaar. Another couple of hours of going down from Namche, you will reach the village of Monjo. You will have lunch here and explore the area. You can spend more time around Namche, have lunch there and then continue to Monjo for an overnight stay as well. Consult with your guide regarding your preference.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ Tented camp

Day 18

Trek back to starting point; Lukla

5-6 hrs

2,800 m

The last day of this great adventure is a nice walk to Lukla, enjoying the lush green scenery around. Apart from a few short uphills, the only long climb will be right before reaching Lukla which takes about an hour from the old big oak tree. On reaching Lukla, you can prepare for the last day dinner and party with Sherpa staff, porters and trekking members.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ lodges

Day 19

Fly back to Kathmandu

30 mins flight

1,350 m

The flight from Lukla may be delayed sometimes because of the weather. It is a short panoramic flight of 30 minutes. During the peak season, the weather is usually clear and the flight is on schedule.

Breakfast

3 star hotel in KTM

Day 20

Final departure

30 mins

The trek has come to an end and we hope you enjoyed it. You can extend your trip to some other destinations within Nepal, Tibet or Bhutan. You will be transferred to the airport on time by a Himalayan Trekkers representative.

Breakfast

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferred accommodation.

In general we arrange a 3-star hotel with all facilities in cities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra.

Although all places during your trek do not have all modern facilities (especially at higher altitudes), we ensure that it is arranged safely and comfortably. Mostly hygienic and safe tea houses / local lodges / home stays are arranged & please feel free to personalize according to your preference.

If your travel schedule includes camping or if you choose to experience it, a correct campsite will be determined in advance and everything will be taken care of. If required, we also provide equipment such as a tent, cookware, etc. Check the equipment lists and equipment lists for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B accommodation within the costs. Meals in the city must be paid separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place.

Remote areas don't have that many options, but hygienic and well-prepared food is always served. Moreover, most meals are included in the costs during your trek. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available! Moreover, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome of Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Follow the detailed route description or itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you to your heart's content.

Inclusion

Whats Included

  • All Arrival/Departure transfer as per itinerary
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • All accommodation, meals, tea/coffee, and snacks during trek
  • Guided heritage sightseeing in Kathmandu with all entrance fees
  • All Domestic flights and departure taxes as per itinerary
  • An experienced mountain guide and required number of Sherpa porters
  • All wages, allowances, insurance, medical and equipment for the support crew
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, Trekkers' Information Management System)
  • All Government taxes
  • All land transfer as per itinerary
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Welcome/Farewell Dinner with a cultural show as per itinerary
  • All taxes and office surcharges

Whats Not Included

  • Nepalese Visa fee
  • International airfare and departure taxes
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Any charges incurred because of change in the itinerary( Early arrival from the trek, late departure, cancellation of the trek in the middle, etc)
  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance
  • Portable Altitudes Chamber (PAC)
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, Tips, etc.
  • Any extra cost arising from bad weather, unfavorable circumstances( road blockage, landslide, flight delay, etc)
  • Rescue and evacuations
  • Any expenses not included in the 'Includes' section 

Gear List

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. 

A comprehensive list of gear for all activites is listed on our dedicated page of Complete Gear List For Trekking and Climbing

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