Everest High Passes Trek

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

Trip Overview

Set on a thrilling journey of the Everest High Passes Trek and endure the ultimate Himalayan experience. This 22-day trek is an extension of the classic Everest Base Camp Trek. It takes you over three mountain passes above 5,000 meters — Kongma La Pass, Cho La Pass, and Renjo La Pass.

The Everest High Passes Trek offers a perfect blend of Himalayan landscapes and the local Sherpa culture. It combines remote villages, high valleys, snow-capped mountains, teahouse settlements, ancient monasteries, Himalayan passes, and icy glaciers.

Besides that, this trek takes you to three of the world’s highest viewpoints, including Kala Patthar, Gokyo Ri, and Chhukung Ri. From the summit of these viewpoints, you’ll enjoy the view of some of the world’s highest mountains, including Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Makalu.

The Everest High Passes Trek journey begins with an exhilarating flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Along the way, you’ll be walking past several Himalayan settlements, including Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and many more. You’ll also get to stay overnight at the beautiful Gokyo Valley and stand at the shore of the pristine Gokyo Lakes. Everest High Passes Trek also offers the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to stand at the foothills of the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest.

You’ll be surrounded by mountains, remote terrains, and wilderness at every trek step. Likewise, you’ll also taste the Sherpa culture and their royal hospitality on the trek.

Highlights of Everest High Passes Trek

  • Celebrate the success of reaching the Everest Base Camp, the world’s highest base camp.
  • Enjoy the marvelous glimpse of the Khumbu Glacier and surrounding mountains.
  • Begin your adventure with one of the most exhilarating flights to Lukla Airport.
  • Trek across three of the highest mountain passes over 5,000 meters — Kongma La Passes, Cho La Passes, and Renjo La Passes.
  • Hike to three of Nepal’s most famous viewpoints — Kala Patthar, Gokyo Ri, and Chhukung Ri.
  • Stop by the Tengboche Monastery — Khumbu’s oldest and most significant Buddhist monastery.
  • Relish the view of some of the world’s highest peaks, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Makalu, and many more

This three-week trek is one of the most challenging treks in the Everest region. Thus, it demands a high level of physical fitness. Since you’ll be crossing three high passes over 5,000 meters, you’re susceptible to high altitude sickness or acute mountain sickness on this trek. Hence, the expert guides and field staff of the Nepal Hiking Team will cater to your needs in the best way possible. You can put all your trust and confidence in our team of experts to ensure safety.

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

DaveUnited 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

Gavin LavelleUK

My father and I booked the Annapurna base camp trek with Nepal Hiking Team and we cannot commend them enough for everything they did for us. From landing in Kathmandu to leaving Nepal, NHT accommodated our every need going above and beyond to ensure

Charles LazaroUSA

This trip was amazing, from the planning stage to the trip itself! Ganga was very responsive to my questions leading up to the trip and helped me prepare properly. Bihm was our guide and from the moment I landed had everything well in hand. He and our

Alistair CUnited Kingdom

My wife and I did a private Everest Base Camp + Gokyo Lakes trek in April 2022. We were recommended Nepal Hiking Team by a friend and they were incredibly helpful from start to finish. They were very responsive when ever we had any questions before our

SamanthaUSA

The whole experience was very good, Bhim is an excellent guide and I would really recommend him to anyone who is looking for guide in the hiking trail and trekking journey. He is efficient, and he has a vast amount of knowledge regarding the journey,