Everest High Passes Trekking

Everest High Passes Trekking is now considered to be one of the best journeys in the world, combining a strenuous trek with extremely rewarding cultural and ecological experiences. Kongma La Pass 5540m south west of Everest and straight above the Dingboche, Chola Pass 5420m situated west of Everest Base Camp, Lobuche and north east of Gokyo and the newly explored Pass Renjo La Pass 5400m South of Gokyo and northwest of Namche/Thame are the major three passes of Everest region. Kongma La is a beautiful pass, from where we can view the dramatic Mt. Thamserku, Mt Amadablam, and Mt. Kongtega and glacial Lakes just a few kilometers distant.

Cho La Pass has become a commonly used pass, because during peak season 40 to 50 people cross from Gokyo to Everest Base Camp and from base camp to Gokyo. The difficulty is similar to Kongma La Pass and Cho La Pass, on to the western side of pass, from the top (Gokyo Side) is a hard ascent for approx 200m.

Renjo La pass is much majestic than other passes, the north ridge and south ridge of Mt Everest is clearly displayed. You can shoot pictures from Renjo Pass of Gokyo village with a charming blue lake, huge glacier, Chola Pass in the Lap of Everest and Mt Makalu in one shot including numerous other mountains. After crossing the pass, we come across the amazing remote valley

Itinerary in Details

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu.
You are welcomed by hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to hotel. Our airport representative will explain briefly the program upon arrival.
Day 02: Trek preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing tour.
Sightseeing of world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Durbar square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Pasupatinath Temple.
Day 03:  Kathmandu Lukla (2827m) - Phakding (2652m) 3 hours.
Early morning transfer to airport for flight to Lukla. The flight into Lukla is a lifetime experience, in itself. The airfield is on an evaluation and the difference between the two ends of the runway is about 60 meters! When we get Lukla then have cup of coffee at Khumbu resort, (Remember this building we have to stay overnight for fly out to Kathmandu after finished our trip) After the nice hot drink our adventure starts along the Dudh Kosi River to the village of Phakding 2800m with green landscape & view of Kusum kangraru.
Day 04: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440m) 6 hours
After you finished your hot breakfast your guide will lead the trail continues north up the Dudh Kosi valley with brilliant views of Thamserku & Kusum kangraru to the Munzo, just beyond the Munzo you will see huge building of Sagarmatha National Park Entrance Gate, where trekking permits are checked and National Park fees collected, can get more information about the Everest region & National park Oh don't forget to observe the records of monthly visitor into the Khumbu region. Then trek down & cross the Jorsale Bridge, This is the last place to Namche Bazar so we recommended you to have lunch or some snacks! Make sure you have enough water for 3 more hours. The trail Continue along the Dudh Kosi River after two more brides begins the steep climb up to Namche Bazaar 3441m, the administrative center of the Sagarmatha National Park and the hub of Sherpa society. Remember to look out for glimpses of Mt. Everest from the trail to Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche bazaar – Hike to Everest view hotel (3900m) 3-4 hours.
This is a day for acclimatization. We will take you the Shyangbuche airport 3700m. it is suppose to height airport in the world. Then continue slightly climbing to Everest view hotel where you can observe including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Tawache & many more. After the brilliant view of those mountains, we trek down to Namche & we will take a Sherpa museum. There you can see the traditional custom of Sherpa peoples & Mt. Everest photo Gallery.
Day 06: Namche - Tengbouche (3860m) 5 hours
The trail leads flat & easy towards the view of Mt. Everest & other mountains up to Kyangjuma about 1-1.30 hours then have cup of tea and descends deep into the Dudh Kosi Valley at Pungki Thanka. The trail then ascends the right flank of the Dudh Kosi valley to Tengbouche at 3860m. The home of the famous Tengbouche Monastery, spiritual center of the Khumbu. The climb is long but, more than adequately compensated by views of Mt. Amadablam and on clear day's views of Mt. Everest and it surrounding peaks. Amadablam means "Mother's Charm Box" and is named after the little box that Sherpa women wear around their necks. It is also one of the most beautiful mountains in the Himalaya.

Day 07: Tengbouche - Dingboche (4410m) 5 hours
Descend through a beautiful forest then cross the Imia Khola and trek through the village of Pangboche. (3900m perhaps today is most interesting trekking because you will not lose altitude while trekking like other days & enjoying the view of Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse & other smaller peaks, will be just in front of those mountains & feel like been heaven, The route continues through summer pastures to Dingboche as know as summer valley 4,400 m.
Day 08: Trek to Chhukung 4700m. 2 and half hours.
Today, you have just short hike to Chhukung, the trail is easy today compared to other days, you can enjoy with magnificent views of island peak, Amadablam, peak 38 and as well as Lhotse.

Day 09: Today you can enjoy another acclimatization day.
This day we will have a day trip to Chhukung Ri 5546m The views from Chhukung is wonderful, also we can observe a fifth highest mountain Makalu. Then descend to Chhukung.

Day 10: Trek to Kongma La pass (approximately 9 hours 5535 m). Over night at Lobuche (4910m)
Day 11: Trek to Everest base camp( approximately 8 hours walk including Lobuche - Gorakshep- Base camp-Gorakshep 5400m) and back to Gorakshep.
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.
Day 12: Early morning hike to Kalapattar, (5545m) and trek back to Dzongla.
Day 13: Trek to Dragnak ( 4700m) coss over Chola pass 5420m 6 hours.
Day 14: Trek to Gokyo (approximately 3 hrs 4700m).
Day 15: The excursion to the Gokyo peak usually starts early in the morning.
The climb is quite steep it will take you 2-3 hrs. 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.

Day 16: Trek to Over Renjo pass (approximately 7 hours 5340m) overnight at Lunde 4300.
Day 17: Trek to Thame (approximately 5 hours 3800m)
After taking breakfast in the morning, 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 is the 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.
Day 18: Trek to Namche bazaar 4 hours 3441m.
Day 19: Trek down to Lukla 7 hours 2800m.
Day 20: Lukla - Kathmandu 1310m.
Day 21: Final Departure from Nepal to your onward destination. "Farewell"

Our Cost Included During Trip!

  • All Airport / hotel / pick up & drop by private car / van.
  • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at 3* category hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu city tours, inclusive of all entry fees, tour guide by pravite car / van.
  • Meals breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea & coffee during the trek.
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during in the mountain.
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, During Trek.
  • Porters (1 porter between 2 people), their food, accommodation, salary, equipments & insurance.
  • Round Trip Kathmandu - Lulka - Kathmandu inclusive domestic Departure Tax.
  • Down Jacket & Sleeping Bag during Everest High Passes Trekking
  • First Aid medical kit.
  • Sagarmatha National Park permits fee.
  • TIMS - Trekkers Information Management System.
  • Government taxes & Office Service charge.

Cost Not Included During The Trip!

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa , you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.).
  • All kind of cold drink like alcoholic and mineral water, Coke, Fanta, Juice etc...
  • Hot and cold shower during the mountain.
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver.
  • NOTE: Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.

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    Trip Highlight

    Kathmandu valley sightseeing, scenic flight to Lukla, explore sherpa museum, Buddhist monasteries, walking up Everest Base Camp, the ultimate challenge of crossing Chola pass, Kongma pass, Renjo La pass & Gokyo peak (5360m), best views of Icefalls and Ngozumpa Glaciers, high pristine lake, magnificent view of highest peaks including Cho you (8,153m), Gyachung Kang (7,922m), Everest ( 8848m), Lhotse (8,501m)& Makalu ( 8,481m)

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    Trip Facts

    Tour Code:
    NHT 06
    Max. Altitude:
    Trip Duration:
    21 days
    Trek Grade:
    Trekking + Tour
    Group Size:
    1 (minimum)
    Best Time:
    March- May, Sep - Nov.
    Per Day Hiking:
    5 to 6 hours
    Trip Cost:
    USD 1920.00 Per Person


    Our trek to Everest Base Camp with Balaram in October 2008 from Nepal Adventure Trek was brilliant, honestly it was a trip of a lifetime.
    Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

    Dear Ganga

    Thank you very much for made our trip to Everest Base Camp unforgettable experience. Our guide Arjun was great, he took care us whole trip and we felt like mother

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