Everest High Passes Trek

Everest High Passes Trek
Activity
Trekking
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Strenuous 
  • Max Altitude
    5545 Meters
  • Group Size
    Min. 2 Pax. 
  • Best Time
    April - May & Sept - Nov 
Featured Trip
All Inclusive Price: $1,950USD

Trip Overview

Experience the best of challenges on a journey that takes you across three of the high passes of the Everest region. Cross all the passes above 5000 meters, the Cho La, Renjo La, and Kongma La region and get the unmissable sights of Mt. Everest, Makalu, and the Cho Oyu. One of the most awaited trips, you will be walking on the icy trails and rocky terrains that genuinely test your tolerance. The Everest High Passes Trek takes you to the lesser-engaged trails of the Everest Base Camp.

The journey starts and ends from Kathmandu onto Lukla and vice versa. We head on to Lobuche via Kongma La, Dragnak via Cho La, and Lunden via the Renjo La is a challenging one. At every step of your journey, you will be surrounded by nature and the impressive views of the mountains, terrains, and wilderness. The trip will surely fulfill your thirst for living in local villages and getting a taste of the Sherpa culture and hospitality. We travel across the rocky ridges, alpine and glacial lands amongst the beautiful backdrops of the Everest region. As we explore the ethnic communities and their way of life, we also observe the valley’s art, culture, and prevalent religion (Buddhism).

The Everest High Passes Trek lives up to your expectations. We blend the true Everest essence with challenging adventures and rich culture in this tour. One of the best treks ranked worldwide; you will be seeing six of the tallest peaks of the world besides Everest. Additionally, when you are amidst the pristine Himalayan region surrounded by diverse forests and ecosystems, you will surely be mesmerized! The trekkers will witness the sunrise and sunsets over the Khumbu-Himalayan range as they ascend to different vantage points, the Gokyo Ri and Kala Patthar.

In our experience, Everest High Passes Trek is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The trip is well-known in the local communities of Nepal as it not only provides you the best time in the Everest settings but can be a part of the spiritual cleansing. We will be visiting monasteries, walls made upon stones, alleys decorated with prayer flags, the Lama shrines (chortens) that all add to our experience. The trek remains an ideal choice for adventurers looking to take over the challenges of a high mountain pass. In this three-week trek, we acclimatize more and in a safe manner. Hence, you can put your complete trust in our team of specialists in Nepal Hiking Team who will make your experience a safe and joyous one.

 

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (KTM) Kathmandu

Day 02: Preparation for trek and Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft) Duration: 3 hours

Day 04: Trek Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 6 hours

Day 05: Namche Bazar and Everest View Hotel

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) Duration: 5 hours

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) Duration: 5 hours

Day 08: Trek to Chhukung (4700m/15416 ft) Duration: 2 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 09: Hiking to Chhukung Ri (5540m/18171ft)

Day 10: Trek to Lobuche (4910m/16104 ft) via Kongma La pass (5335m/17498 ft) Duration: 7-8 hours

Day 11: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) & back to Gorekshep (5181m/16994ft) Duration: 8 hours

Day 12: Hiking to Kalapattar (5545m/18188 ft) - Gorekshep and trek to Dzongla (4830m/15840 ft) Duration: 7 hours

Day 13: Trek to Dragnak/Thangna (4700m/15415 ft) via crossing Cho La pass (5420m/17780 ft) Duration: 7 hrs

Day 14: Trek to Gokyo lakes (4790m/15710 ft) Duration: 2-3 hours

Day 15: Hiking to Gokyo RI (5483m/19083 ft)and back to Gokyo Lake, duration 3-4 hours

Day 16: Trek to Lunden (4300m/14104 ft) via crossing Renjo La pass (5340m/17843 ft) Duration: 7 hours

Day 17: Trek to Thame (3800m/13464ft) Duration: 4 hours

Day 18: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 4 hrs

Day 19: Trek to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) Duration: 7 hours

Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 21: Leisure day

Day 22: Farewell

Cost Includes

  • All ground transports in private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Four nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu city tours including all entry fees, tour guide and private vehicle
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek; we provide private bathrooms with hot shower at Phakding, Namche and Lukla
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla and Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Duffle bag for the trekking
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Government taxes & office service charge
 

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • Cold drinks Inc. coke, water, Fanta etc.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek except Phakding, Namche and Lukla
  • Personal trekking equipments
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Cost & Dates

  • Small Group Journey
  • Private Journey

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Reviews

Dave, United States I have one word to sum up my experience with Nepal Hiking Team: WOW! Just WOW! The front office at Nepal Hiking Team was excellent. Their timely updates and reasonable options they offered help me find the right trek. They were concerned that I have the best of the experiences from the very beginning. The moment I walked out of the airport, I knew I was in good hands the whole time. I was met by smiling Ganga- the founding manager himself! I was comfortably taken to the hotel. I spent the next day touring the city with NHT. When the trek started, I felt safer than ever.  I could see how my guide prioritized my safety at all times. So did my porter. They provided insight into the trek; stayed with us the whole time, shared funny stories, kept us upbeat, and ensured we were safe and happy.
Jaime, United States of America I did the Everest Base Camp tours with Nepal Hiking Team in October this year, and it was the most fantastic moment of my life! Prakash picked us up at the airport with marigold and silk scarves garlands, which was a very touching hospitable Nepali welcome. Then, as we were driven to the hotel, he explained our program to us about the Everest Base Camp. The sightseeing tour around Kathmandu Valley was very insightful as well. I had the valley tour before starting the trek to Everest's base camp. The heritage sights in Kathmandu and the durbar squares were excellent to look at. The valley of Kathmandu, or the city more like, was crowded with people, and the area around Thamel, where we had our hotel’s location as well, was filled with so many shops at every corner of the street and small temples, it was bizarre! Trek ten started with the flight to Lukla, and the trekking journey to Everest's base camp was beautiful! The many tiny villages and the settlements along the trail were different from the crowded Kathmandu and provided a drastic change in scenery from the city. The villages had the feeling of being so far away from all the busyness of the city, and the people seemed much calmer and peaceful there. The lifestyle of the people in those village areas was genuinely inspiring, and I enjoyed my time there a lot. The guesthouses and the tiny lodges that we were accommodated in were comfortable, and the people were hospitable. In fact, the higher we trekked, the more hospitable they were! Prakash then proceeded to guide us throughout the trekking journey, and the sceneries of the mountains and the villages were everything I had imagined it would be. The settlement at Namche was beautiful, and we had a look around the Art Gallery the Sherpa Culture Museum as well. The sights of the mountains were extraordinary! Nepal Hiking Team managed everything, and all of the transactions and the arrangements were made skillfully. The guide, Mr. Prakash Sapkota, was also beneficial. The head office staff were also available all the time to me, which was super convenient. I loved my vacation in Nepal, climbing the Everest Base Camp. Nepal Hiking Team did an outstanding and satisfactory job accompanying me in my journey. The trek was also done at a reasonable price, and I would recommend Nepal Hiking Team to people.
Hareth Alsaadi, Phillipines I went for Everest base camp trip by mid-Dec 2021. I was a little worried as I never went trekking in my entire life.. however, i did a lot of research and came across Nepal Hiking Team so I decided after much thought to go with them Initially, I was in contact with Ganga the CEO of the company... i was highly satisfied with his interaction and communication with me right from the beginning.. i had so many questions and concerns regarding the trip and he was able to guide me and answer me all my inquiries... the on-boarding process was smooth and easy.. when i arrived in Nepal I found everything ready starting from the person picking me up from the airport, the hotel, some equipment for the trek, full introductory meeting on what to expect from the journey, all ground transportation, and even before i left Nepal after the trek.. a PCR staff was provided and came to my hotel... As for my trekking guide Prakash. i am truly happy that i had him as my guide.. a very spectacular human being.. he was more than a guide.. he was a great companion as well.. he ensured that i was having a good time.. continuously shared his expertise of mountains, Sherpa people, and Nepalese culture.. he always went the extra mile to support me... even at days when it was tough for me to continue due to altitude sickness.. he encouraged me and inspired me not to give up on this lifetime journey.. he always puts health and safety first.. Despite all the challenges of Everest Base Camp trek.. but i am very glad i did it... and i did it with an excellent group of people.. Nepal Hiking Team.. i highly recommend them for anyone intends to go trekking in Nepal. Read this review on trip advisor (click here)
Peter, United States of America My friend and I recently spent 2 weeks in Nepal, guided by the Nepal Hiking Team. Our original trek was canceled by an international company,  and the Nepal Hiking Team stepped in flawlessly. Ganga answered all of our questions, had our safety as his top concern always, was flexible, and was gracious with his hospitality. From Kathmandu, Pokhara, to the various tea villages, all the way to ABC, our Nepal Hiking Team was phenomenal. Our guide Arjun and porter Prem were first class, helping us navigate and learn about the terrain, giving us sage advice, and also making sure we had a great time (thanks for the wine!). I felt truly connected with them and it was hard to leave! A massive thank you to the entire team. Let's summit one of those monsters together soon!
William Belue, USA Nepal Hiking was incredible starting with the airport pick up all the way to drop off at the end of the trip. I had a scenario in which the airline lost my luggage and NHT arrange for my boots to be delivered via helicopter. This alone speaks to the level of care they provide their clients. Our guide, Bal, was one of the most knowledgeable people I’ve had the opportunity to meet and his attention to detail truly made this experience for me. The accommodations, food, gear, etc all blew my expectations out of the water. If you are looking for a guided Nepal experience, please look no further. I met other trekkers along my journey who were paying more and receiving less. This trip was a surprise birthday present and I am already planning my next trip back. Read this review on TripAdvisor (Click Here)