Everest High Pass Trekking

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Everest high pass trekking trail is long and more demanding than twenty-day Everest Base Camp Trek, as it crosses two high passes, the Renjo La pass (5,388m) and the Cho La pass (5,380m) and takes in the view point of Gokyo Ri (5,483m).  This westerly approach to Everest provides amazing vista of the world’s highest mountain and should be considered in particular, by the keen photographer or by those who want a tougher trek.

Our Everest adventure begins with a flight from Kathmandu to gate way of khumbu region Lukla.  From here, we trek to Namche Bazar the Sherpa capital, before breaking off the main Everest trail and heading west to Thame and onwards towards the remote Nangpa Valley, close to the border with Tibet. The Renjo La pass is a tough day, but we will be paid with a breathtaking views of Everest, as well and mountains to the east and Cho Oyu (the world’s sixth highest mountain) to the west. It is a gentle descent to peaceful Gokyo Lakes, where we will have a rest day, before climbing the famous view point of Gokyo Ri. Our route continues over the colossal Ngozumpa Glacier then climbs to the foot of the next high pass, the Chola pass. The crossing of the Chola pass involves walking up steep screen, which is frequently icy, to reach a small glacier at the top, before zig zagging down the other side. We regain the main Everest trail the following day and continue up to Kala Patar and base camp itself.  From base camp, we complete our trekking circuit by returning to Lukla down the main Khumbu Valley, via the many Sherpa villages, including Tengboche, with its impressive monastery.  Back in Kathmandu, we can simply relax at our hotel, which is situated away from the heat and hustle and bustle of downtown Kathmandu.

Itinerary Details

Everest  High Pass Trekking( 20 Nights/ 21 days) Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01. Kathmandu- 1340M (Arrival day and Transfer to hotel) – Hotel

Day 02. Fly to Lukla (2840M) & Trek to Phakding (2800M) – Approx.4 hrs-Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 03. Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440M) – Approx- 6 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 04. Trek to Syangboche, Rest/Acclimatization and Back to Namche Bazaar- 3 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 05. Trek to Tengboche (3860M) – Approx 4 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 06. Trek to Pheriche- Approx- 4 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 07. Trek to Lobuche (4930m)-4 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 08. Trek to Everest base camp (5400m) and back to Gorakshep (5170m) – 7/8 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 09. Trek to Kalapattar, 5545m & trek to Dzongla- 7/8 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 10. Trek over chola pass (5420m) trek to Dragnag-6/7 hrs – Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 11. Trek to Gokyo-3 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 12. Trek to Gokyo Peak and Back to Gokyo-4 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 13. Trek over Renjo La pass (5338m) & trek to Arye, 7/8hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 14. Trek to Glacier, 3 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 15. Trek to Thame, 6hrs – Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 16. Trek to Monju, 6 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 17. Trek to Lukla, 5 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 18. Fly to Kathmandu & Transfer to hotel, relax day after Long Trip- Hotel (B/B)

Day 19. Reserve day (Incase flight cancelled due to Bad weather)- Hotel (B/B)

Day 20. Departure to Airport and Back to Home. (B)

 B/B = Bed & Breakfast, B = Breakfast, B/L/D = Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Include Exclude

everest high pass trekking

Everest  High Pass trekking special price includes following services:

  • KTM International Airport Arrival & Departure Transfer by Private Comfortable Car/van/ Hiace
  • Total 4 Nights DELUXE Accommodations on B/B Plan Twin Sharing in Kathmandu at 3 star or 5 Star hotel
  • Round Trip( KATHMANDU-LUKLA- KATHMANDU) Flight fare for Guests & Guide with all taxes
  • Round Trip Land Transportation( Hotel- Domestic Airport- Hotel) by private Comfortable Car/Van/Hiace
  • 1 English Speaking experienced Sherpa Govt. Trained/Licensed Holder Guide for whole Trek
  • Porter (1 porter Between 2 Person basis, Max 30 KGS per Porter) for Whole Trek
  • Everest National Park Trek Permit, TIMS card & Any required permits or Official Documentation
  • Full Board basis Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner-  Self Lodges Menu Choice) as per above Itinerary
  • Selected Tea house Lodge/Guest house Accommodations in Twin Sharing during Trek( Shared Toilets/ bathroom)
  • Insurance, Daily Wages, Equipments and all meals & Lodges of Porters and Guide in Whole Trek
  • First Aid Kid Box( for Normal Treatment only)
  • Emergency helicopter rescue Evacuation Coordination Service (This is only in case of Emergency condition of guests, however all guests are responsible to pay helicopter Evacuation Charge- US$ 2000 per/Hour if necessary. So all our Valued guests are kindly advised to make sure that they have necessary travel Insurance which should cover heli Evacuation expenses in case needed)
  • Government taxes & Other Applicable Fees
  • Ending the trekking in Nepal with a dinner in Kathmandu

Everest High Pass trekking special price excludes following services:

  • International Airfare to and from your country
  • Nepal Visa fee: Nepal entry visa (US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency for 30 days you will also require 2 passport size photos.)
  • Departure Airport tax: NRS 1700( if it is not included in your tickets) at International Airport, KTM
  • Travel & Health Insurance- Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended)
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu – keep $ 5 to 10 for per meal in Tourist Restaurant
  • Any Alcoholic Drinks, Cold Drinks, Boiled & Mineral Water, Beverages, deserts Etc in Trek
  • Tips for Guide & Porter( Not mandatory but expected)
  • Hot Shower, Battery Charges( Available in Trek with Extra cost or Free in some lodges)
  • Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation or Delayed, Sick in Trek, and Helicopter rescue in Trek. Cost due to bad weather etc which is out of our control
  • Any Other Cost, which is not mentioned in Cost Includes Items as Above

Hotels in Kathmandu we use are( The best Selected One, Centrally Located & at Quiet environment)