Everest High Pass Trekking description
Everest high pass trekking includes 3 various adventure passes such as Renjo La, Tso la and Kongma La. So, Adventure 3 passes trekking of Everest region or Everest high passes trekking is a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore the breathtaking imaginable landscapes. Nepal is a fascinating country and this trek gives you an insight into the Sherpa lifestyles and their culture. As a challenging trekking routes of Everest region, trekkers can have a spectacular mountain view while they are on the top of passes along the routes. They can also have a panoramic view of Khumbu Himalan range and challenging passes Renjo La , Chola and Kongma la Pass and explore the Tibetan valley from Thame side as well include astonishing Gokyo Ri and a traverse of Renjo La Pass. The remote view of the Bhote Koshi River and the Gokyo valley is quite alluring.
Enjoying the Sherpa hospitality, you will ascend through the rhododendron and conifer forest to the yak herders settlements of sacred lakes of Gokyo and Gokyo Ri (5350 m) to savor the majestic views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, and many more hovering in horizon. A traverse onto the Renjo La to the dramatic solitary Bhote Koshi valley put you on the historical trade route between Nepal and Tibet. An exploration towards the Nangpa Pass unveils unspoiled Himalayan scenery and the trickle of Tibetan refugees with their tragic plight. Expect to encounter Tibetan traders while retracing your way back to Namche Bazaar via the historical Buddhist monastery Tengboche.
Everest High Pass trekking highlights
Scenic flight to Lukla, abundant flora and fauna, Explore Sherpa Museum- Namche Bazaar, Panoramic views from Syangboche. Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries, Adventure Renjo la Pass, five pristine lakes in Gokyo valley, Adventure Tso La pass and Kongmala pass offers magnificent view, snow capped mountains and amazing landscapes, from the west to east are Cho you (8,153m), Gyachung Kang (7,922m), Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8,501m), The ultimate challenge of Chola pass (5420m), Kangmala pass (5535m), Renjo La pass with the alpine pasture, Best views of Khumbu ice falls and glaciers
Everest High Pass trek grading
Gokyo Ri Renjola Pass - Chola pass - kongmala pass trek is suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. It does not require you to be super fit or have any previous trekking/mountaineering experience. If you are healthy and can walk 5 to 6 hours daily, you can do this trekking. However, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful before you depart. Our program always include rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. On trek, you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.
Everest High Pass Trekking covers
Kathmandu - Lukla - Namche - Thyanbuche - Chhhukung valley - Kalapatar - Everest base camp.
Best season to explore everest high pass trekking routes
February, March, April, May, June, September, October , November and early December.
Everest High Passes trekking outline itinerary
- Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu, B/B Plan
- Day 02: Full Day Sightseeing in Kathmandu, B/B Plan
- Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m) and then to Phakding (2640m.), O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazzar (3440m.), O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 05: Acclimatization at Namche Bazzar , O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 06: Namche Bazzar to Thame (3820m)., O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 07: Thame to Lungdeng (4500m) 5 hrs, O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 08: Lungden – Renjola Pass (5415m) – Gokyo Lake (4790m) 6 hrs, O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 09: Gokyo Lake explore around, O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 10: Gokyo Lake to Thangnak: 4 hrs, O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 11: Cho-La crossing- Dzongla:(4800m) 7hrs, O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 12: Dzongla to Lobuche(4930) 4:30 hrs, O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 13: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,180m) 4 hrs, O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 14: Gorekshep to Everest Base Camp(5364m) and back to Lobuche(4930), O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 15: Lobuche to Khongma La Pass(5535m) to Chhukung (4700m) 8/9 hrs, O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 16: Tengboche to Namche: 5hrs, O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 17: Namche to Lukla 7 hrs, O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu and to transfer to hotel, B/B Plan
- Day 19: Final Departure
Note of the above itinerary
O/N = Over Night, B/B = Bed and Breakfast F/B (Full Board) = Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. And if you would like to stay more than 19 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari or Everest mountain flight, we are happy to follow your suggestion accordingly.
short description mode of packages
In our packages, we have included two nights 3 Star Category hotel in Kathmandu (capital of Nepal) and Pokhara Tourist Standard hotel level on BB plan, meals and accommodation in trekking, all the ground transportation as per itinerary, an experienced guide and porter and all the government taxes and necessary permits, please find in details what are included and excluded in the price as follows
Everest High Passes trekking detail
Arrival at Kathmandu (1350 m):
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan international airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu/Bhaktapur. After time to get refreshed, and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.
Full Day Sightseeing in Kathmandu:
Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2500 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts. Return to the hotel.
Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m) and then to Bengkar (2640m.) , 4 hours
We take early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2930 m.). Upon arrival at Lukla, we would be refreshed in one of the hotels and then start our trekking tours to Bengkar village via a famous sherpa inhibitants Phakding (2640 m.) village. We trek following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi. Nupla (5885m) can be seen in a stone throwing distance on the opposite bank. You might seen a beautiful waterfall on the way. In the late afternoon, we reach Bengkar village.
Bengkar to Namche Bazzar (3440m.) , 6 hours
Having breakfast at Phakding, we commence our trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.). The trail leads along the right bank of Dudh Koshi River. Thamserku is standing majestically skyward on the opposite bank. We then reach Bengar. The trail now climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. We continue along the trail with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny village Monjo. We then come to Sagarmatha National Park Service where a park entrance fee is to be deposited. We follow a short walk along the riverbed of this valley where the 2 major river meets together. Now we begin steep ascent to Namche Bazar, on the way, we would have excellent views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.). Surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, Namche Bazar (3440m) is a central hub of the area for food, trekking gears and other necessary goods.
Acclimatization at Namche Bazzar
We take rest at Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) for acclimatization. It is considered as an ideal place for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading towards Tyangboche. We go up to Khumjung monastery. It is a small settlement of Sherpa community. We enjoy the splendid view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde and so on from here. While returning to Namche, we would visit Sagarmatha National Park Museum, just above the Sherpa town.
Namche Bazzar to Thame (3820m), 5 hours
Today, we will trek about 5 to 5 and half hours to Thame, Thame is at the end of Khumbu Valley and iconic value of Thame is its terrain the people which are untouched by the effects of modern civilization. During the working we will past a large a large array of prayer flags, Chorten and the carved mani stones.
Thame to Lungdeng (4500m) 5 hrs
Today, we will walk about 5:30 hrs to Lungden, mostly up hill,, the trails pass by many old, walled Sherpa villages. During the walking you can observe varieties of plants and animals with unique Sherpa culture. We can probable also share the trail with Tibetan Yak Canavans, trading route to and from Namche to Tibet with the villagers. We will stay in available guesthouse at Lungden.
Lungden – Renjola Pass (5415m) – Gokyo Lake (4790m) , 6 hrs
Today, it takes about 6 hours to reach the Gokyo lake by crossing Renjo La pass (5415m), the trail often follow steeply ups and down with sandy ridge. We will crosses frozen stream, and walking through dramatic rock, we will past several yak kharkas and twin Renjo Lakes, the view from the top is incredible, you can have studding view of 7000 to 8000 meters peaks all around including Kalapathar, Tengboche Monastery, chola glaciers and many more. Overnight stay at Gokyo.
Gokyo Lake explore around
The excursion to the Gokyo peak usually starts early in the morning. The climb is quite steep first 30 minutes, it takes an hour to reach the top with its traditional prayer flags. From where you will have a magnificent view of highest peaks, from the west to east are Cho you (8,153m), Gyachung Kang (7,922m), Everest ( 8848m), Lhotse (8,501m) and further way Makalu, On the way to descent you can enjoy, superb view of Gokyo Lake .
Gokyo Lake to Thangnak: 4 hrs
We will cross Gokyo glacier and Dzomba glacier working down to Thangnak (4700m)
Cho-La crossing- Dzongla (4800m) 6 / 7hrs
The trek through Cho La Pass (5,330m) is a rather difficult route, requires some mountaineering experience and well equipped. We suggest bringing warm clothing and some extra food during the off season trekking. However, in the main season there are some guesthouses on the way. Actually, the pass is not difficult but it is steep and involves a glacier crossing. There are no technical problems and there is a trail in the rocks besides the icefall.
Dzongla to Lobuche (4930) 4:30 hrs
About four and half hour slowly working to Lobuche (4930m) on the way you can see Dughla Lake.
Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,180m) 4 hrs
The trail from Lobuche follows the grassy ablation valley with great views of Pumori then crosses tributary glaciers to reach the dry lake bed of Gorakshep. After having a lunch in Gorakshep, we then climb the 5545m Kala Patthar for incredible views of Everest and Everest base camp and back to Gorakchep
Gorekshep to Everest Base Camp(5364m) and back to Lobuche(4930)
Early morning we walk to Everest Base Camp, visit base camp area and descend down to Lobuche.
Lobuche to Khongma La Pass(5535m) to Chhukung (4700m) 8/9 hrs
Today we trek along the Khumbu glacier and cross it, it is longer day to arrive in destination after crossing the Khonmala Pass and arriive in Chhukung.
Chhukung to Tengboche: 7 hrs
From Chhukung we descend the valley of the Imja Khola, trek through the village of Dingboche with its stone walled potatoe fields, down alpine pastures through the kharkas of Tsura, Orsho and Shomare to the village of Pangboche, the highest year round settlement in the valley. The Pangboche Gompa (monastery) is the oldest in the Khumbu and once used to boast the skull and hand of a Yeti.
Tengboche to Namche: 5hrs
From Tengboche the trail drops sharply down to the Dudh Kosi and the village of Phunki, where we cross the river, and up toward Namche Bazaar, winding high above the river with views north towards Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse.
Namche to Lukla 7 hrs
Having breakfast in the teahouse at Namche Bazaar, we trek to Lukla. It is the last day of our trek. Lunch will be served on the way. Upon arrival at Lukla, we would get refreshed and take rest.
Fly to Kathmandu
Early in the morning pleasent fly to kathmandu 30 minutes with clear weather mountain view. Arrive in the Kathmandu Airport and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu or Bhaktapur with in BB Plan.
After breakfast, End of our services with departure transfer to the Kathmandu airport to board flight for your onward destination.
- Kathmandu International airport transfer by private cars / van / jeep
- 2 nights twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu / Bhaktapur with breakfast.
- Flights tickets KTM-Lukla-KTM round fare with local airport taxes
- Sightseeing transportation in Kathmandu by private vehicles.
- Twin sharing trekking accommodation in normal Trekkers lodge / Teahouse.
- 3 meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) each day during the trekking
- Government license holder experienced mountain trekking guide during the trekking
- All grounded transportation according to the itinerary packages
- Required no. of porters ( 2 Guest : 1 Porter basis and carry max: 24 kg)
- Sagarmatha National park entry and TIMS entry permits and their fees
- Insurance for Nepalese staff (Trekking guide and Porters).
- A special gift from our company.
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the stay in Kathmandu.
- Any kinds of battery charges and hot shower during the trekking.
- Personal trekking equipments and Clothing.
- Any drinks and bar bills and personal nature expenses.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and entrance fees and as well as TIPS for crew
- Any other things not mentioned.
We are experts for the operations trip at high-altitude. Every trip we run has a sound acclimatization program. We created this trekking itinerary to allow for gradual height gain spread over a number of days. There is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude, but for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent will produce minimal effects. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. For all trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters, our guides carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude illness; they are trained to track symptoms as well as administer medications but we recommend to you to carry medicine by yourself that is beneficial for you.
To be sufficiently protected in terms of insurance, you need specialized travel insurance for participation in hazardous activities. A travel insurance policy that covers emergency evacuation, trip injury, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment and expenses is strongly recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing. Our agency Gokyo Treks and Expedition can arrange for the appropriate policy based on your trekking.
Climate and Weather
The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalaya where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is late September to December, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good and days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.
This trekking is likely to have a wide range of temperatures depending on the altitude and the time of day. In the mountains up to 3,500m the nights will be cool, normally around 5 degree C, and during the day temperatures sometimes rise to 25 degree C. At higher altitudes temperatures range from about 15 degree C to -10 degree C.
We bring together a small group of likeminded people to give them a memorable and insightful travel experience with an invaluable opportunity to interact in a fun-filled environment. Our travel group generally comprises a maximum of 12 members. We need a minimum of 2 participants to run our fixed departure dates. For individualized trips, no minimum or maximum applies. If you would like to travel independently or with your friends, families and colleagues, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time frame for any number of people.
Gokyo Treks and Expedition promises you a rewarding trip with an experience that last you lifetime amidst natural and cultural beauties. Here you will find committed team member, world-class quality, personalized service, closest co-operation and great company. Our trekking crews have more than a decade of trek leadership experience. We ensure you get the ultimate holiday experience that exceeds your expectation. Quality service is what matters the most. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition are supremely confident to bring outstanding service throughout your trip without any unnecessary discomfort and hassle, it is 100 % guaranteed.
The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for treks and climbs in Nepal. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Any kinds of battery charges and hot shower during the trekking.
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
- Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
- T-shirts (2)
- Light and expedition weight thermal tops
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Lightweight gloves
- Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
- Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
- Fleece or wool pants
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
- Underwear (4)
- Hiking shorts (2)
- Lightweight cotton long pants
- Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
- Hiking boots with spare laces
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
- Gaiters (Optional)
- Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bags
- Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
- Thermarest sleeping pad (Only Camping Trek)
- Water bottles (2)
- Sleeping bag rated -10C. to -20C (Depending on trekking region)
- Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
- Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
- Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
- Books (Highly Recommended)
- Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
- Swiss Knife
Recommended Mountaineering Kit
In addition to the items mentioned above for trekking, the following is a list of the additional specialized items which are required for the trekking peaks.
- Ice axe, and ski poles (note - ice axes can be rented in Kathmandu)
- Climbing helmet
- Alpine climbing harness
- 2 x tape slings
- 2 x screwgate karabiners
- Descender/abseil device
- Plastic or leather mountaineering boots, with gaiters and crampons that have been tested for a good fit.
- Fleece trousers or silhouette
- Additional mits and gloves suitable for climbing
Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Yes !!! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.
Do I need Experience for Everest High Passes Trekking?
This trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 5 - 6 hours in a day, with a light weight rucksack.For such kind of everest high passes trekking tours - yes, you need to have basic hiking - walking experience 6-7 hours a day in high altitude - somehow about 4600M above sea level.
What kind of accommodation can I expect on Everest High Passes Trekking?
We provide you 3 star category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking there would be normal hotel accomidation which offers basic clean facilities with a mattress and blanket. We can also offer you sleeping bags if needed (which need to return after the trip) but it is always better idea to own sleeping equipment.
What kind of food can I expect in Everest High Passes Trekking ?
All the guest houses/lodges in the trekking they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to next place where you are going.
What opportunities will I have for shower along Everest High Passes Trekking?
Tea house trekking all the lodges they have shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying and during the camping trekking - we provide you hot water bucket then you will take bucket shower.
How do I get drinking water on Everest High Passes Trekking?
Normally in the trekking in nepal route there is all places hotel and shop as well in shop you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in camp site/along the way in the camping trekking.
Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
in camping trek there are few places where you can charge the battery paying charge but in tea house trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery we recommend to you bring extra pair for incase .Remember to bring your adapters! And we recommend you to take extra batteries.
Is there any communication facilities on Everest High Passes Trekking?
In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.
Can I use credit cards on Everest High Passes Trekking?
No, for the trekking you need to have cash beacuse credit cards works city area in nepal only.
When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?
Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
We prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of a trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival.
Who will carry my luggage in Trekking?
We provide porters they will carry your luggage.
Is there any communication while we are on Everest High Passes Trekking?
There are telephones in many villages along the popular trekking routes from which you can make international calls.
How much distance do I walk each day?
When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however you have to be prepared to walk 5-6 hours each day.
Do I need walking polls for Everest High Passes Trekking?
we recomend to take that it will be the helpful to you.
How much additional money do I need per day?
You can allocate US$ 08 - 10 for a lunch / dinner in kathamndu and it depends on your spending habits. US$7 to 10 US$ a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks in trekking.
Trek legally. If you trek independently, you are not allowed to take any staff by law. You need for this a Trekking Agency, the sole authorized to employ staff for foreign trekkers. Do not hire staff or "independent guides" through hotels, unless they have a Trekking Agent licence or offer this service through an affiliated Trekking Agent.
Rubbish management For the most proper disposal available, please make sure you take all of your trash, including bottles and cans from goods consumed in restaurants, to the nearest truck-accessible road.
Sanitation Note the pollution and lack of trash management in the villages on the treks - including trash-clogged rivers and mounds of discarded beer bottles. Nepal is struggling with its rapid Westernization and hasn't yet figured out how to dispose of its waste. Don't contribute to the problem any more than necessary!
After your trek you can give your clothes to the porters' clothing bank which is managed by the KEEP association . This bank is located in the Thamel neighborhood of Kathmandu and provides clothes to the trekking porters.