Everest High Pass Trek is the adventurous trek that combines the three high passes of the Everest region namely Kongma La Pass (5540m.), Chola Pass (5335m.), and newly explored Pass Renjo La Pass (5400m.). This trek is suitable for the ambitious trekkers who are interested on crossing high passes without the commitment of any technical climbing. This three high passes provides the most spectacular views of the towering mountains as well as the beautiful remote valleys. From these passes you can enjoy the eye-catching views of Everest 8848m (the highest mountain of the world), Cho Oyo (the world's sixth highest mountain), Makalu, Amadablam, Lhotse and many more. You also enjoy the view of the glaciers like Ngozumpa glacier, Khumbu glacier etc., and view of Gokyo valley and Gokyo Lake from the passes. In this trek you can also explore the culture and lifestyle of the Sherpa people, the major inhabitants of this region who are famous for mountaineering in the world.
The most adventurous three high passes trek of the Everest region begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, which is the junction for the Everest region trekking. From Lukla you start our trekking following the Dudh Koshi River valley. During the trek you pass through the lush forest of rhododendron and pine, Dudh Koshi valley, Sagarmatha national park, high passes, waterfalls, beautiful Sherpa villages like Phakding, Namche bazaar, Tengboche, etc. The green terraced farm, Himalayan view, beautiful waterfalls, swift flowing rivers, traditional villages of Sherpa people of this trekking region provides the lifetime memory to the trekkers. En route you can explore the UNESCO listed heritage site Sagarmatha national park where you can find various flora and fauna and wild life like snow leopard, red panda, Himalayan thar etc. The warm greeting and the friendly behavior of the Sherpa people in different villages will be unforgettable to the trekkers. The best time to go for the Everest view trek is from mid-March to May and September to Mid-December.
Cultural journey in the rich Buddhist ancient traditions, warm-friendly locals, traditional village, land of world's heritage, high alpine valley's in the shade of the giant peaks of 'Mt.Everest'.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu City Tour
Day 03: Katmandu to Lukla - Trek to Phakding (2700m.)
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters)
Day 05: Acclimatization in Namche (3440m.)
Day 06: Namche to Tengboche Monastery (3860m.)
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4350 m.)
Day 08: Dingboche to Chukkung (4700m.)
Day 09: Cross Kongma La (5500m.) to Khumbu Glacier Lobuche
Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365 m.) then back to Gorak Shep (5180m.)
Day 11: Hike to Kala pattar (5545m.) and trek to Zongla
Day 12: Cross Chola Pass and Trek to Thangnag (4800m.)
Day 13: Tangnag to Gokyo (4800m.)
Day 14: Rest day at Gokyo
Day 15: Cross Renjo La Pass (5400M.) Lunde
Day 16: Lunde to Thame
Day 17: Thame to Namche
Day 18: Namche to Lukla (2840m.)
Day 19: Flight to Kathmandu
Day 20: Leisure day in Kathmandu.
Day 21: Departure.
Although it can be customized by request to accommodate your specific needs. The above itinerary is only a guide line; it might change due to fluctuating weather conditions, availability of lodging and campsites, unforeseen political, trail and environmental or any other factors beyond our control. In this happen, your Nepal Hiking Adventure guide/leader will choose the best way to the final decision on the best alternative after consulting with the group.
At last if the itinerary will be not suitable for you please do let us know and will make a tailor-made on it. The itinerary will be very flexible from our side if clients want to change will be possible.
Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu You arrive in Kathmandu and you meet our representative in the airport who will take you to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02Kathmandu City Tour Today you visit different historical and cultural sites of the Kathmandu valley with our guide. In the morning after having breakfast you go visit Buddhist and Hindu temples Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, which reflect the local culture and tradition of Nepalese society. Then in the afternoon you visit Kathmandu Durbar square and Patan durbar square. In the evening you will return to the Hotel.
Day 03Katmandu to Lukla - Trek to Phakding (2700m.) In the morning you have a scenic flight of 30 - 35 minutes to Lukla (2800m.) from Kathmandu. During the flight you can see the snowcapped mountains and greenery field below. From Lukla we start our walk and head to Phakding passing through the forest and following Dudh Koshi River. In Phakding you can climb to the Gompa to see your first view of the high peaks. O/N at Phakding.
Day 04Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters) From Phakding the trail follows the Dudh Koshi River and reaches Zamphuti. From there we can see excellent views of Thamserku peak. Then the trail climbs to Chomoa, the site of an agricultural project, an interesting place to have a look around and gain an insight into the farming way of life of these people. From Chomoa, the trail again climbs to Monjo (2840m.) and enters the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park (1148sq km, established in 1976). Walking some distance uphill you will be at Jorsale (2830m.) and after a long climb with views of Mt. Everest peeking over the ridge of Nuptse (7879m.) the trail reaches the street of Namche Bazaar. Stay at Guest house- Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Namche Bazaar.
Day 05Acclimatization in Namche (3440m.) Today we take rest for the proper acclimatization with some excursion. We can hike to the Everest View Hotel, the ideal place to overview some of the outstanding mountains such as Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Lhotse etc. You can walk around the Khumjung valley, Hillary School and Khunde Hospital and then return back to Namche. In Namche Bazaar you can spend some time interacting with the fun-loving Sherpa and Rai people.
Day 06Namche to Tengboche Monastery (3860m.) This day we leave Namche bazaar and walk for some time along the ridge and then descend to Dudh Koshi River at Phunkithanka. Then after crossing the bridge we ascend in the steep path up to the Tengboche. On reaching Tengboche you will see the local monastery. Tengbohe have largest Monastery of Khumbu region. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 07Tengboche to Dingboche (4350 m.) From Tengboche the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of Mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. We take our time so we avoid getting affected by the altitude. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 08Dingboche to Chukkung (4700m.) Today you can enjoy another day for acclimatization with only two hours of walk. We will have trip to Chhukung valley via the Imja Khola valley. We get a marvelous view of the surrounding mountains, especially Lhotse’s massive south wall.
Day 09Cross Kongma La (5500m.) to Khumbu Glacier Lobuche This day is difficult as we cross Kongma La pass. At first we walk in the plain area in the valley and then ascend the steep path to the Kongma La pass amid the crags of this outlying ridge from nearby Nuptse. From the pass we descend steeply to the Khumbu Glacier. We cross the glacier and head to Lobuche.
Day 10Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365 m.) then back to Gorak Shep (5180m.) This is another big and difficult day walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5365meters, the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. There will likely be a team there about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. We return back to Gorak shep for the night. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 11Hike to Kala pattar (5545m.) and trek to Zongla This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. In the morning we climb Mt. Kala Patar, a small peak. From Kalapattar we can see the most magnificent mountain panorama of Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8848meters, towers directly ahead and other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. Then we walk to Zongla.
Day 12Cross Chola Pass and Trek to Thangnag (4800m.) This day we cross another high pass, Chola pass. We have to walk in the steep path over rock boulders. The the climbing is difficult, the views of the route ahead, and of the glacier itself, are breathtaking. From the pass we can see the stunning view of the surrounding mountains. Then we descend down in another side of the pass and trek to Thangnag for overnight stay.
Day 13Tangnag to Gokyo (4800m.) We walk along the glacier route until we reach first Lake of Gokyo. The trek is easier over flat path following Dudh Koshi River up to Gokyo. It is a windy valley and situated near the third lake. At Gokyo you are stunned by the natural beauty of Dudh Pokhari Lake.
Day 14Rest day at Gokyo This day we take rest and explore the Gokyo valley. 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 Ngozumba glacier, the biggest glacier of Nepal.
Day 15Cross Renjo La Pass (5400M.) Lunde This day early in the morning we cross the Renjo La pass. From the pass we can see the views of Everest, Lhotse and surrounding mountains. We also see the beautiful scenery of the Gokyo Lake and Gokyo village below the Ngozumba glacier. From the pass we descend down on a stone staircase to Lunde where we stay overnight.
Day 16Lunde to Thame This day we trek down to Thame, a sprawling village. From Thame we can see the stunning views of the mountains like Thamserku, Kantenga, Kusum Kangguru etc. here you can explore the village and visit monastery established around 300 years ago.
Day 17Thame to Namche Today, we begin our walking in the flat trail and then descending to Thamo. In Thamo you can visit the Khari Gompa where you find Nuns and monks. Then we head to Namche bazaar. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Day 18Namche to Lukla (2840m.) Finally we return to Lukla where the trek began, which will seem like a lifetime ago. Enjoying time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. Also giving you time to explore the town. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 19Flight to Kathmandu Enjoying your last glimpse of the mountains you have recently visited for one last time on the 35 minute Scenic flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu we are met and transferred back to our starting hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 20Leisure day in Kathmandu. It's also spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla.
Day 21Departure. The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.