Everest High Pass Trek

Everest High Pass Trek
  • Duration21 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max Altitude 5545 M
  • Group Size 20
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Kathmandu
Everest High Pass Trek Highlights
  • The awesome flight from Kathmandu unto Lukla.

  • One of the highest airports at Syangboche.

  • Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), as well as Mt. Makalu (8,463m).

  • Gokyo lake and valley

  • Stone house and meadows which is around Gokyo valley

  • Ngozumpa Glacier which is the longest glacier in the world.

  • The amazing panoramic view from Gokyo Ri

  • Two of the three most famous passes at the Everest region - Renjo La Pass and Cho La Pass

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.

Everest High Pass Trek Itinerary

Outline Itinerary
  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02:Kathmandu City Tour, and preparation for the trek
  • Day 03:Katmandu to Lukla(2840M) - Trek to Phakding (2610m.)
  • 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 (5540m.) to Khumbu Glacier Lobuche(4940M)
  • 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 (4750m.)
  • Day 14:Rest day at Gokyo
  • Day 15:Cross Renjo La Pass (5345M.) Lunde
  • Day 16:Lunde to Thame(3820 M)
  • Day 17:Thame to Namche(3440 M)
  • Day 18:Namche to Lukla (2840m.)
  • Day 19:Flight to Kathmandu
  • Day 20:Final Departure

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. 

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:1320 M
  • Time:30 min drive to Hotel

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.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Max Altitude:1320 M
  • Time:4 Hours city Tour

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. 

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:3440 M
  • Time:5-6 hours walk

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. 

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:3440 M
  • Time:2 hours hike

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. 

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:3860 M
  • Time:4-5 hours walk

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. 

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:4350 M
  • Time:5-6 hours walk

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. 

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner`
  • Max Altitude:4700 M
  • Time:5-6 hours walk

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.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:5540 M (Kongma La pass) 4940M(Lobuche)
  • Time:7-8 Hours Walk

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.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:(5365 m.), Gorak Shep (5180m.)
  • Time:6-7 hours walk

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.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:Kalapatter(5545 M),
  • Time:5-6 hours walk

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. 

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:5420 M(Chola Pass), 4800(Thagnag)
  • Time:6-7 hours walk

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. 

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:4750 M
  • Time:5 hours walk

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. 

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:4750 M
  • Time:Hike to Gokyo RI

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. 

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:Renjo la Pass(5345 M),
  • Time:7-8 hours walk

This day we trek down to Thame, a sprawling village. From Thame we can see stunning views of the mountains like Thamserku, Kantenga, Kusum Kangguru etc. here you can explore the village and visit a monastery established around 300 years ago.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:3820 M
  • Time:4-5 hours walk

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.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:3440 M
  • Time:5-6 hours walk

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. 

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:2840 M
  • Time:5-6 hours walk

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. 

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Max Altitude:1320 M
  • Time:30 min fly to kathamndu

The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.

  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Time:Drive to Airport
Cost Details
What is Included
  • Arrival & Departure Transport By private Car/Van/Bus.
  • Three meals a day during the Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Accommodation in Tea House during the Trekking.
  • Trekking Guide with Insurance
  • Trekking Porters if needed with Insurance
  • Flight ticket for guide Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu
  • Flight ticket for Clients Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu
  • First Aid kit.
  • Two nights' Accommodation in Kathmandu 2 Star level hotel with bed- and- breakfast basis, (If you like to have a standard Hotel accommodations please do let us know).
  • Kathmandu city and trekking maps.
  • Trekking permit (Conservation fee).
  • Tims card (Trekking information management system) as like a permit.
  • Free use Company's duffel bag.
  • Emergence of helicopter rescue (pay by your insurance)
  • Day sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley, car/van/bus and tour guide
  • All needed Government fee.
What is not Included
  • International Airfare.
  • Food in Kathmandu lunch and dinner.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 for 30 days and US$ 25 for 15 days you should get visa open your arrival)
  • Any kind of drinks.
  • Tips for Guide and Porters
  • Donation
  • Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone etc.

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Although it can be customized by request to accommodate your specific needs. The above itinerary is only a guideline; 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 to it. The itinerary will be very flexible from our side if clients want to change will be possible.

Good to Know

Best Time

Weather in the Himalayas is also tends to be varied at times, and the best trekking seasons are usually determined by the beginning of the summer monsoon. In order to avoid the wettest conditions, many hikers travel at the spring, which occurs from February to March.

This is the time of year when wildflowers are at the bloom and temperatures are at their most comfortable. Other trekkers could prefer to tackle the Everest Three Passes Trek during the autumn season, which is between September and November.

This is perhaps the best time for the year for crisp days and clear mountain views. Winter treks at  the Everest region are also possible, but snowfall accumulation at the mountain passes of Kongma La, Cho La, and Renjo La could render the going treacherous.

We also typically recommend against hiking at  the Everest Three Passes Trek during summer. If your schedule only allows you to visit Nepal during the summer or winter, Alpine Ramble Treks will be happy to arrange the customized itinerary to plan at the most rewarding adventure possible.

Food and Accommodations

Food

Trekking in the Himalayas is an amazing experience that could last a lifetime. We need a solid diet and hygienic foods to keep us strong and energized. We have to trek in the mountain, our body the good level of diet foods such as protein and carbohydrates to maintain the fitness for the trekking ahead.

At the tea houses, the menu has plenty of non-veg items mentioned but officially any of the meats are not in our list of recommendations because the meat in the mountain such as high areas is un hygienic  and healthy. However, we would like to persuade you to avoid taking meat, Alcoholic drinks, and smoking.’

Accommodations

Accommodations at the mountain are very simple at tea hoses. The rooms typically only 2- 3 single beds with nice and warm blankets, pillows, comfortable matrices which is attached bathrooms (not everywhere), and nice views. However, a singles private room will be provided at the trek without any extra cost for solo female trekkers.During the trek, we will also ensure and accommodate you to the best available tea houses with great views from the mountain and sceneries.

Route

This is one of the well known routes at the Everest region, which also includes two of the three famed high passes. The Everest high passes trek is for thrill and adventure lovers who like to see and enjoys the Himalayas.

Moreover, the snow capped mountains, you will also see the beautiful lakes, moraines, glaciers and awesome landscapes.

The scene is diversified but looks pretty well. The trail goes from one of the traveled routes of Khumbhu to the secluded and visited high passes. We also take this high altitude trek that is slow and steady as we absorb the loveliness of the big mountains in every step.

The journey begins from the scenic flight to Lukla (2850 m) which is flying in between the majestic Himalayas. From Lukla,we have to hike to Phakding (2650 m). On the second day, we will trek from Phakding to Namche through the Sagarmatha National Park.

You will also spending a full day at Namche acclimatization. At this you will have many options, like hiking to Khumjung, visiting Hillary school and seeing the Syanboche monastery. At Namche Bazaar (3440 m), you will also get several facilities that you can get in the cities. You also shop for gear for the trek and enjoy wide variety of cuisines and drinks.

From Namche, we have to go from the classic Everest Base Camp trek and later trek to Thame. Upon spending a night in Thame, you will also trek to Lungden. Now, you will cross the Renjo Las Pass (5360 m) and reach the Gokyo Lakes region.

You will also staying for a day in Gokyo Village for acclimatization. At the acclimatization day, you will also hike at the Gokyo Ri (5350 m) to catch the fantastic views of Chalotse, Everest and Taboche mountain ranges. The Gokyo region is also home to some of the breathtaking lakes.

After spending a day in Gokyo, we will leave for Thangnak. Later we head to Dzongla. On the way lies the second pass, the Chol La Pass (5420m). From Chol, you can see many high peaks that also includes Mount Nuptse (7861 m), Mount Pumori (7161 m) and Mount Lingtren (6749 m).

Through Dzongla, we go to Lobuche and rejoined the main Everest Base Trek. We later go to Gorakshep. Upon arriving there, we leave our belongings and move to Everest Base Camp.  After enjoying the views from Everest Base Camp , we return back to Gorakshep and wake up early at the following morning to hike at Kala Patthar (5555 m). From Kala Patthar, you will enjoy the dawn breaking at the Everest and other tall mountains- Mount Ama Dablam (6812 m), Mount Pumori (7161 m),  Mount Nuptse (7861 m), Mount Cho -Oyu (8201 m) and Mount Lhotse (8516 m).

Now from Kala Patthar, the descent also begins and we will returning to Pheriche for the night. Later we will be trekking through Pheriche to Namche and finally unto Lukla, where you will say goodbye to the amazing journey and return back to Kathmandu.

Difficulties

The Everest Three Passes Trek, or Everest High Pass Trek, also represents challenging hiking itinerary with a maximum elevation in excess of 5,000 meters. 

You’ll be walking for  around seven or eight hours each day, and the trail moves up  and down as it winds through countless side valleys and ascends to the trek’s mountain passes.

For these reasons, you should be in top health and physical fitness before embarking upon at this trek. Walking, running, and other forms at the cardiovascular exercise are great ways to prepare for the opportunity to visit the Three High Passes. An expert guide from Alpine Ramble Treks will also be assigned to watch and take care of you, monitor your progress and condition, and shepherd you safely all the way at the top of the world.

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