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Everest High Passes Trekking

Everest High Passes Trekking

Everest High Passes trekking is designed for those who intent on crossing high passes in the Everest region without any technical climbing. This trekking offers a wonderful experience by exploring natural beauty, geological magnificence and profound cross-cultural diversities of the area. The Sherpas of Upper Khumbu, the great valley below Mount Everest are considered to be sacred.

Everest High Passes trekking starts from Lukla after 45 minute mountain flight from Kathmandu. Then, we follow the classical trail passing through Dudh Koshi River, Sagarmatha National Park, colorful landscapes, rhododendron forest, Sherpa settlements, Gompas and monasteries until we reach Namche Bazaar where we spend two nights for acclimatization and exploration.

We continue our trek to Tengboche and finally we reach to Lobuche after crossing Kongma La pass. The Kongma La pass lies on the way to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar. After identifying the classic climbing routes to the summit of Everest we complete a spectacular traverse over the Cho La to the alpine pastures and lakes of Gokyo. From Gokyo RI we enjoy the outstanding views of Everest. A day excursion to the fourth and fifth lakes would be an extra attraction of the Gokyo Valley from where you will enjoy the great views. The Ngozumpa Glacier is considered the largest in the Nepal Himalayas.

After crossing Renjo La pass (5338m) we reach to Lungden and then Thame. Renjo La pass provides panoramic views of the Everest and other Himalayan mountain range. The Renjo-La Pass route is off the beaten track. From the Pass, a great view of the Gokyo lakes on one side, the Rermo Pokhari lakes on the other side, and numerous snowy peaks are seen in the background. In addition, en route you might also see the Himalayan thar, musk deer, danphe (Nepal's national bird), blood pheasant, Himalayan snow-cock, snow-pigeon and chukkar roaming around the mountain-sides. After Thame we will trek downhill to Lukla via Namche and take the flight back to Kathmandu.

November and December are the best times to do Everest High Passes trekking as the surrounding Himalayan peaks accentuated by clear, blue skies and you don't see other trekkers along the route like in the high season.Everest high passes trekking is only for the adventure enthusiasts not for the novice. But still those who have already had high altitude trekking in the Himalaya can also attempt it.

Everest High Passes Trekking Highlights
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing
  • Fly to the mountain airstrip to Lukla
  • Stunning views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama dablam, Makalu and Cho Oyu
  • Colourful Buddhist culture and encounter friendly Sherpa people
  • Visit the local market
  • Cross three popular high passes in the Everest region

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu & transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Pre-trip meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley. Overnight at hotel

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2650m, 3 hrs)

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m, 6hrs)

Day 05: Excursion to Everest View Hotel and return to Namche Bazaar

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3860m, 5 hrs)

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4410m, 5 hrs)

Day 08: Trek to Chhukung (4700m, 2 hrs)

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4910m, 6 hrs) via Kongma La pass (5335m)

Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5400m) and back to Gorekshep (5181m, 8 hrs)

Day 11: Hike to Kalapattar (5545m) - Gorekshep - Dzongla (4710 m, 7 hrs)

Day 12: Trek to Dragnak/Thangna via crossing Cho La pass (5370m, 7 hrs)

Day 13: Trek to Gokyo lake (4790m, 4 hrs)

Day 14: Hike to Gokyo RI and back to Gokyo Lake,

Day 15: Trek to Lungden (4300m) via crossing Renjo La pass (5340m, 7 hrs)

Day 16: Trek to Thame (3800m, 4 hrs)

Day 17: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m, 4 hrs)

Day 18: Trek to Lukla (2800m, 7 hrs)

Day 29: Fly back to Kathmandu (1310m)

Day 20: Final departure


Group available for 2017 season


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Cost Includes
  • Pick up & Drop to & from Airport by private Car/Van/Bus
  • 3 nights’ hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Day sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley by private car/van/bus with a city guide
  • Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park Entry Permit
  • TIMS Card (Trekking Information Management System)
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek
  • Accommodation at Lodges in Twin or Multi sharing basis on the trek
  • An English-speaking, government licensed trekking guide & porter (s)
  • Accommodation, meals, insurance, equipments, salary of guide and porter
  • Airfare Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu for a trekking guide including domestic airport tax
  • All applicable government taxes and service charges
  • Free use of Company's duffel bag
  • Group medical supplies (First Aid medical kit will be provided)

Cost Exclude(s)
  • Nepal Entry Visa
  • Food in Kathmandu such as lunch and dinner
  • All kind of drinks (mineral water, any cold drinks & alcoholic drinks) while on trek
  • Travel, medical & emergency rescue by helicopter (need to pay by your insurance)
  • Your international flight ticket and airport departure tax
  • Expenses of personal nature such as laundry, telephone, bar, tips, etc
  • Tips & Gratuities for trekking guide & porter (s)
23 April 2017 10 May 2017 Yes USD $1500 Book Now

Trip Facts

Trip Cost: $1770 per person

Country: Nepal

Trip Duration: 20 Days

Trip Grade: Challenging

Max Elevation: Everest Base Camp (5545 m)

Trek Style: Tea House/Lodge

Best season: Spring/Autumn

Group size: Min - 1 Max 30

Mode of Travel: Fly to / from Kathmandu

Start/End: Kathmandu

Per Day Walk: Approx. 5-6 hrs a day

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Client Reviews

Nepal Hiking Adventure

3 of us we had been Nepal for Trekking 5 years ago, I went on a 2 weeks trek around the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal... AMAZING! Bishnu was our fantastic guide and I look forward to organizing our next trek with him in the future. Thanks so much for an awesome trek!

Lou Camp ,Bristol, United Kingdom

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