What Is Included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Himalayan Glacier’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Trip Introduction

Everest High Passes Trek takes us to the Everest Base Camp, Kalapatthar, Gokyo Lakes, Gokyo Ri and high mountain passes. More importantly, this route introduces trekkers to the remote and untouched Nangpa La Valley, the Sherpa village of Marlung and the monastery village of Thame. Moreover, trekkers tread on world famous routes while crossing three high passes Kongma La (5,535/18,159ft), Cho La (5420m/17,782ft) and Renjo La (5,340m/17,520ft).

Everest High Passes Trek is an ideal choice for a true adventure seeker looking for a challenging trek in the Everest region which also involves crossing high mountain passes. If we are looking to undertake a slightly less adventurous trek than this but which includes Gokyo lakes, Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp, then Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes – 18 Days would be best. 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m/4264 ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation
Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 40 minutes flight, 3 – 4 hours trek
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 5 – 6 hours
Day 05: Namche Bazaar: Rest and acclimatization
Day 06:  Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m/12,660 ft): 5 – 6 hours
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 5 – 6 hours
Day 08: Dingboche to Chhukung (4750m/15,580 ft): 3 – 4 hours
Day 09: Chhukung: Climb Chhukung Ri (5,546m) and trek back to Chhukung: 3 – 4 hours
Day 10: Cross to Kongma La pass (5535m/18,159ft), trek to Lobuche (4940m/16,210ft): 6 – 7 hours
Day 11: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17,594 ft): 6-7 hours
Day 12: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545 m/18,192 ft), then to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 8 – 9 hours
Day 13: Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m/15,850 ft): 3 – 4 hours
Day 14: Trek to Gokyo (4800m/15,580 ft) via Cho La pass (5368m/17,611 ft): 7 – 8 hours
Day 15: Rest day in Gokyo: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357m/17,575 ft), tour 4th and 5th Gokyo lakes: 3 – 4 hours
Day 16: Gokyo to Marlung (4210m/13,810 ft) via Renjo La Pass (5360m/17585 ft): 7 – 8 hours
Day 17: Marlung to Namche Bazaar: 5 – 6 hours
Day 18: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6 – 7 hours
Day 19: Lukla to Kathmandu: 40 minutes flight
Day 20: Final Departure

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Everest High Passes Trek is a difficult trek suitable for passionate walkers who have the ability to walk at least 5-6 hours a day with a light rucksack. In some days we might even need to walk 8 to 9 hours. Walking in higher altitude is more physically demanding than walking in the lower altitudes; however, if we are in excellent health with average physical fitness, positive attitude, self confidence and strong determination, we can accomplish the trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for a few months prior to the trip is a good idea as it will enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience is preferred but no technical skill is required. It is important that we consult with our doctor before booking this trek. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease should inform Himalayan Glacier before booking the trek.

Best Season

Autumn (Sept to November) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Everest High Passes Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views.

Trip Start Dates and Price

Check available trip start dates and price for Everest High Passes Trek. Please contact us for your customized departure date.

Additional Information

Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please contact us by email  extremehimalaya@gmail.com .
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