Achieve the adventure of crossing three high passes in Everest region of Nepal at once. The Everest High Passes Trek lets you cross three high passes in Everest region namely Kongma La, Chola pass and Renjo La pass  in a single journey. It is a most exciting journey that offers you the best views of the mountains and glaciers. Walk along the icy trails of high passes and exhilarate yourself with the challenges that comes on your way. The rising altitude and the rocky terrain are the two main challenges you have to come by! As it is said, great experiences are collected through hard work and tolerance. The almighty Everest lying at 8,848 metres is not a joke. Standing high, it possess some high altitude passes that offers the best views of mountains and wild landscapes.

Everest High Passes Trek takes you along a less travelled route to Everest Base Camp and showers you with the mind blowing views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt.  Thamserku, Mt. Ama Dablam and may more. Enjoy the unique taste of nature and culture of Everest region as you walk along the remote landscapes with impressive views of mountains and vibrant villages. Everest High Pass trek is inclusive of Everest Base Camp trek, Hike to Kalapattar, adventure of crossing three high passes namely Kongma La Pass, Cho La pass and Renjo La pass and climb up to Gokyo RI to appreciate the glory of Gokyo lakes.

Nepal Hiking Team lets you endeavour the adventure of crossing three high passes of Nepal in a safe and rejoicing manner. Conquer the Everest Base Camp with the adventure of passing Kongma La, Chola pass and Renjo La pass. An interaction with the lifestyle and culture of people will you some insights about the mountainous people. The feeling of being in a serene environment with the azure glacier lakes in sight is a mystical moment.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) 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
  • Nepal Hiking Team T - shirt, 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
  • Day 01 : Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu

    You will be welcomed by our staff and transferred to your hotel. Our airport representative will explain the program upon arrival. Overnight at hotel

  • Day 02 : Preparation for trek and Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour

    Touring the World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley that includes: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Pasupatinath Temple. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.

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

    Early morning transfer to the airport for Lukla flight. The flight to Lukla is a lifetime experience in itself. The airfield is at high evaluation and the difference between the two ends of the runway is about an exceptional 60 meters only. Trek to Phakding with an arresting, green landscape with the view of Kusum Kangraru. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

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

    We follow the Dudh Koshi, ascending through Himalayan pine and cedar forests, to the celebrated village of Namche Bazaar. The village of Namche is a historic trading post where Nepalese and Tibetan traders exchange salt, dried meat and textiles.

    Besides being a splendid destination to shop for traditional crafts, Namche remains the central trading post in the Khumbu that attracts Himalayan and lowland merchants.

    You will spend two days at Namche for acclimatization, visit local markets and spend time with your team. On the hike we capture our first glimpses of Everest and neighboring peaks. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 05 : Namche Bazar and Everest View Hotel

    This day is especially sectioned for acclimatization. We will hike to Syangboche Airport (3700m), supposed to be the highest airport in the world, then continue climbing to Everest View Hotel for great panoramic views of the Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Tawache etc.

    On the way back, we visit Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included

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

    The uniform and easy trail leads us towards the view of Mount Everest, descending deep into the Dudh Koshi Valley at Pungki Thanka and from this point, it ascends the right flank of the Dudh Koshi valley to Tengboche Monastery (3860m).

    It is the spiritual center of the Khumbu. The climb is lengthy, but is more than adequately compensated by gorgeous views of Mount Amadablam and on a clear day, views of Mt. Everest and its surrounding peaks. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

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

    Descend through a beautiful forest, cross the Imja Khola and trek through the village of Pangboche (3900m); perhaps today is the most interesting trekking because you will not lose altitude like on other days and you will enjoy views of Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse & other peaks; the route continues through pastures to Dingboche, known as the 'summer valley'. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

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

    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)

    Hiking to Chhukung Ri (5540m/18171ft) and return Chhukung, duration 6 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

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

    We start at first light from Chhukung as we have to conquest highest pass of the trip today. We carry plenty of water and some snacks and a packed lunch as there is no tea shops on the way.

    We really enjoy the remoteness of the area and absolute nature!! We can select to go via any of the possible trails- either taking a climb over the hill northwest of Chhukung over the moraine of the Nuptse Glacier or we might walk back down the valley to Bibre and follow a high trail above the Niyang Khola. Just after some walk there are great views of Island peak valley and jagged ridge of Amphu Lapcha. Ascending along the east side of Niyang Khola valley, we turn west and walk through the sloppy stony trial.

    We enter a wide basin dotted with small frozen lakes. The trail rises over loose scree gaining the Kongma La after about five hours we leave Chhukung. Upon reaching the top, we seen cairn wrapped in prayer flags,-marks of the pass.

    Behind us is the landscape of icy lakes ahead down of which is the Khumbu Glacier. The final descent is the most difficult stage of the trek today, upon climbing the moraine on the far side, the trail turns north through Khumbu Glacier which takes us to Lobuche. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

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

    After a short climb through meadows, look down at the Khumbu glacier. Straight ahead is Kalapattar - the best vantage point to view the entire south face of Mt. Everest and the surrounding peaks. After a couple of hours we will get to Gorekshep, and continue our journey to the Everest base camp.

    There is not much elevation gain, but there are a lot of ups and downs and, combined with altitude, this can be an exhausting trek - but the journey is worth it. After approximately 3 hrs of hiking, you will arrive at the base camp and enjoy a magnificent view of the Khumbu glacier and icefall, where the Everest expeditions begin. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

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

    The day starts with a hike up to Kalapattar (5545m/18188ft), the best viewpoint to witness Mt. Everest and the spectacular Himalayan range. Then trek back to Gorekshep for hot breakfast and then descend to Dzongla. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

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

    We begin the day by climbing to Chola-la crossing over and descending once more to Thanga (4700m/15415ft). Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

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

    We trek to Gokyo Lake crossing over Ngozumpa Glacier (the large glacier in the Himalayan 36 Kilometers in Length). Gokyo village stands by the third lake and Cho-Oyu Mountain as a backdrop sets an amazing spectacular sight at this juncture. After lunch, you may explore around the Lake, Dudh Pokhari. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

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

    This day early in the morning we have steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri ample rewards to one attempts this trip. There are stunning views of the supper Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, such as giants as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu (8481m), Cho-Oyu (8153m) and Gychung Kang (7922m) can be seen. Those who explore the glacier and Gokyo peak are rewarded. This day we have for acclimatization and after noon back to the camp. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

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

    The crossing of the Renjo La Pass will be exciting and challenging as we descend into remote northern Valley where access is restricted, and the landscape is progressively that of the Tibetan Valleys beyond the border. There is a chance we will meet Tibetan Traders descending from the Nangpa La pass that leads through the Himalayas from Tibet with their caravans of woolly yaks laden with goods. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

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

    After taking breakfast, we trek down to Thame more amazing snow peaks. We may meet Tibetan trader encampments along the way for pictures of a rare lifestyle. About 150 meters above Thame, there is a Thame Monastery, a picturesque monastery set among the many homes of monks and lay people. It's perched on the side of a hill overlooking the valley. This is the site for the spring celebration of the Mani Rimdu festival, held about the middle of May each year. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

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

    We continue our trekking following the flat and descending to first resting place Thamo after heading towards to Namche bazaar. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

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

    The trek continues along the Dudh Kosi River to the small mountain airstrip at Lukla, where you will catch your return flight to Kathmandu. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 20 : Fly back to Kathmandu

    30-minutes amazing scenic fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.

  • Day 21 : Leisure day

    Spend the day in Kathmandu, to rest or to explore, as per your inclination. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.

  • Day 22 : Farewell

    Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight, a representative from the Nepal Hiking Team will take you to the airport. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing.

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