Everest High Pass TrekEverest High Pass Trek

Everest High Pass Trek

  • Duration17 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
Trip Highlights
  •     Explore Sherpa museum in Namche Bazar
  •     Panoramic view from Gokyo Lake, Kalapathar.
  •     Tyangboche Monastery.
  •     Everest Base Camp.
  •     Renjo La, Cho La, Konma La Pass.

Everest high passes trek in the Everest region is a popular trekking among adventure lovers who like trekking in the Himalayas. This 20 days trip with 18 days trekking in the Everest region takes you to the base camp of the Everest along with the 3 high passes in the region. The trek starts from Lukla and goes up through Namche Bazar and goes to the base camp. This part is the normal Everest base camp trek. The main attractions in this challenging trek in Nepal are the 3 passes, Renjo la, Kongma la and Tsho La, which are all more than 5000 m high. Besides the adventure part on the trail the view of the mountains, the life style of the people and the feeling of walking in the highest region on earth are very special.

At Namche Bazaar, we deviate off the beaten track into the little-traveled Bhote Koshi Valley, over the Renjo La Pass to Gokyo Lakes. From Lobuche we will visit Everest Base Camp before returning to Gorek Shep and hiking to the top of Kala Pattar the following morning. These seldom-trekked detours allow us to make a unique linking from Namche Bazaar to the Gokyo Valley and on to Mount Everest Base Camp. All three high passes and both mountain summits offer superb views of the snow-capped giants of the Khumbu, including Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cholatse and Makalu. The unrivaled scenery and solitude of these dramatic mountain valleys are well worth the effort of this demanding trek.
The specific time to carry out the trekking is beginning of March to end of May and beginning of September to end of December. However, you can go over the details of trek in Nepal and even amend it to your desire or your vacation.

Trip Itinerary

    We will wake up early in the morning to take our flight to Lukla from Kathmandu Airport. If the weather will clear, we will get to see stunning views of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest (8,848 m). Upon reaching Lukla, we will begin trekking towards Phakding. We will ascend on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River and trek for around two hours to reach Phakding village.


       We will follow a trail to the Dudh Koshi valley in the north. Further, we will cross two small suspension bridge and reach Monjo. Monjo is the entrance of the Sagarmatha National park. From here, we will ascend to Jhorsalle passing through beautiful waterfalls, small villages, and lovely forest of rhododendron, fir, and magnolia. Then, ascending steeply will finally lead us to Namche Bazaar.


         Today is our first acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is one of the biggest village of this entire region, and also the main residential area of Sherpa's. The whole day is free, we can go on the short excursion to Everest View Hotel from where we can get amazing views of Everest and other surrounding mountains. We will also stroll around the market and have some quality time.


           We will trek to Thame today through a beautiful forest of rhododendrons and pines. Further, we will go through mud-covered stupa at Phurte, and reach Tesho. Then the trail drops steeply to the Khumbu hydroelectricity project plant and continues towards Thame.


             The trail will become more difficult as we will touch the alpine territory. We will ascend all the way up to the Marlung our ultimate destination for today, and as we gain altitude, we will see air getting thinner which makes our trek more adventurous. On the way, we will visit Kyaro Gumba and Taranga Temple.


              Today the trail is short but, still, we will reach at an altitude of 4,600 meters. On the way to Lungdeng, we will see the wonderful view of Ngozumba glacier. Further, we will ascend steeply along with the view of Kongde Peak and reach Lungdeng.


                 Today, we will trek to the first high pass of the trek,  Renjo La Pass ( 5,465 m). We will see beautiful views of Renjo Lake and Relama Tso. Upon reaching the top of the pass, we will see breathtaking views of the alpine landscape, Rolwaling Range, Makalu, and further, descend down to Gokyo valley. In the evening, we will visit Gokyo Lake and spend some time there.


                   Today is our rest day at Gokyo. We will stroll around the lake and go on the hike to nearby mountain viewpoints. We will spend the whole day relaxing so that we won't suffer from acute mountain sickness.


                     We will wake up early in the morning and go on a hike to Gokyo Ri. We will get to see gorgeous views of Ngozumpa glacier, the biggest glacier of Nepal along with Mt. Everest ( 8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,501 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,153 m).  We will also see Thonak Tsho (fourth lake) and Ngozuma Tsho (fifth lake). After that, we return back to Gokyo and begin our trek towards Thaknak and reach our campsite.


                       Today the trail will be a little challenging than other days. If the weather is stable we can cross Cho-la Pass (5,367 m) without any special gear. We will trek around the ridge and reach Dzongla where we are going to stay for a night.


                        We will begin trekking gradually between the huge snowy peaks. We will see Mt. Ama Dablam, (6,856 m) on our way to Lobuche. From here, we will trek on the narrow trail between the glacial moraine and the mountain walls. Further, the trail gets windier with the rocky path up to the Gorakshep. On the way, we will also see spectacular views of Khumbu glacier, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Nuptse, and other peaks.


                           We will wake up early in the morning and begin our journey towards Everest Base Camp. The trail includes rocky dunes, moraines, streams, and glacial paths. Upon reaching the base camp, we will see the panoramic view of Mt. Everest (8,848 m) along with other surrounding mountains. After spending some time at Everest Base Camp, we will return back to Lobuche.


                             We will ascend and enter a wide basin several with small frozen lakes. Further, the trail descends to Kongma La Pass and continues descending all the way down to the east of beautiful  Niyang Khola valley. We will see amazing views of Island Peak and Amphu Lapcha on the way to Chhukung. Upon reaching Chhukung, we will see climbers preparing to summit the Island Peak. We will stay overnight in the camp.


                               Today, we will descend the Imja Khola valley. The trail goes through Dingboche and descends further to Pangboche. We will see beautiful views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,501 m), Mt. Amadablam (6,856 m), and other mountains from the viewpoint. Upon reaching Tengboche, we will visit Tengboche monastery, the oldest and largest monastery of the Khumbu region.


                                 After having breakfast, we will begin descending and reach Namche Bazaar through a pine forest. From here, we continue descending all the way down to the Monjo. We will stay overnight in the lodge.


                                  We will begin trekking by crossing a suspension bridge. Further, we will trek through a dense forest of rhododendron and pine and reach Phakding. Trekking along the bank of Dudh Koshi River, we will reach Lukla. Upon reaching Lukla, we will have lunch and rest of the day is free to relax and explore the nearby areas.


                                     We will fly back to Kathmandu today after having morning tea. the flight will offer the last views of the Himalayas. Upon reaching Kathmandu, we will be taken to our hotel. The rest of the day is free for us to relax and explore the vibrant streets of Thamel.

                                    Cost Details
                                    Price Includes
                                    •  Airport picks up and Drop by private car.
                                    •  Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with private car.
                                    •  Three night’s standard accommodation in Two/Three Star Hotel in Kathmandu (Bed & Breakfast).
                                    •  Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
                                    •  All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
                                    •  Domestic airport pick up and drop by private car/van/ Flight ticket (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu). /Domestic airport tax.
                                    •  All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
                                    •  Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS).
                                    •  An experienced Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples sharing basic).
                                    •  Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
                                    •  Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter Rescue which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
                                    •  Sleeping bag and down jackets by Outshine Adventure.
                                    •  Farewell Dinner.
                                    •  All government taxes.
                                    Price Excludes
                                    •  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.
                                    •  Your Travel insurance.
                                    •  Food while you are in Kathmandu.
                                    •  Entrance fees while sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley.
                                    • ( Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
                                    •     Your Travel insurance (Compulsory).
                                    •     Food while you are in Kathmandu.
                                    •     Entrance fees while sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley.
                                    Travelers Review
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                                      VentasMexico,May 05, 2017
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                                      Un viaje que cambia tu manera de ver las cosas!

                                      Nepal nos parecio un lugar excepcional y mistico, con mucha enseñanza afortunadamente decidimos ir con Gokul y su equipo y la experiencia fue aun mejor, desde el principio hasta el final tanto acomodacion , platicas, guias todo estuvo perfecto, sin duda regresaria a hacer mas trekkings con ellos!

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