Everest High Pass Trekking

Everest High Pass Trekking

Everest High Pass Trekking is another wonderful trekking opportunity or alternative in the region of Everest. Everest High Pass Trekking encompasses several important passes of the Khumbu region including Kangma La Pass, Renjo La Pass, Cho La Pass and also the the alpine pastures and lakes of Gokyo. Everest High Pass Trekking is important in the sense that you get to explore all the stunning Gokyo Valley and high altitude lakes of the region. Ama Dablam, Lobuche and many more mountains like Nuptse, Everest, Pumori are also visible along the way. As you pass the Renjo La Pass, visiting all the overpasses, you can explore Khumbu with an extra time and also Gokyo to explore the upper valley. This trip helps you to explore the stunning Gokyo Valley from different perspective. From West to East are Cho (8, Renjo port of the alpine grass, the top range of Kalapathar (5, of the sandy plain Gorakshep, the ultimate challenge of Cho La Pass (5420m), Kangma La Pass (5535m) 501m), magnificent views of the highest peaks, 153m), Lhotse (8, Everest (8,848 m), the best views of the Khumbu icefall and glacier, 922m), Gyachung Kang (7, 545 million), which provides the breathtaking view of the Himalayas.
The first part of Everest High Pass Trekking is the trek to Namche Bazaar, the commercial capital and largest city of the Khumbu region and then hikes the passes through Tengboche Monastery, which is one of the active monasteries in the Khumbu valley. Exploring the Sherpa Museum in Namche Bazaar will give the good insight to the visitors regarding the Sherpa and Tibetan culture.
The trekking duration is of 20 days and the trek grade is moderate. You can go for tea house as a designed accommodation. The maximum altitude is 5,545m where as its minimum altitude is 2840m. For the trek, it requires minimum and maximum up to 110 people in a group. For the latest information or any queries, you can contact on our official website.

Outline Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Flight to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2652m)
Day 04: Trek to Namche (3,440 m)
Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche
Day 06: Trek to Thame (3820)
Day 07: Trek to Lungdeng (4500m)
Day 08: Rest day and explore the surroundings
Day 9: Trek to Renjo La Pass (5415m) and to Gokyo Lake
Day 10: Explore around Gokyo Lake
Day 11: Trek to Thangnak
Day 12: Trek to Cho-La-Dzongla
Day 13: Trek to Lobuche Dzongla
Day 14: Trek to Gorakshep (5140 m)
Day 15: Trek to Everest Base Camp and back to Lobuche
Day 16: Trek to Kangma La Pass (5535m)
Day 17: Trek to Tengboche
Day 18: Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 19: Trek to Lukla
Day 20: Flight to Kathmandu

Day 01–Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu
Our team members will welcome you at the Airport and you will then be ushered to the Hotel. Our travel representatives will explain briefly about the travel itinerary upon Airport arrival. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
On the second day, you will be taken out for an excursion to some of the chief sites in and around Kathmandu. Visits include temples of Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath and Bauddhanath and Durbar squares of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. Most of these sites are enlisted by UNESCO in its World Heritage list and it will be a wonderful moment for the foreigners visiting the artistic monuments and temples spanning over a period of more than centuries.

Day 03: Flight to Luka, trek to Phakding (2652m) 3-4 hrs
After 40 minute of scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, you will trek to Phakding. Everest Base Camp Trek begins at Lukla and follows Phakding, which takes approximately 3 – 4 hours. Along the way, you can have a view of Mount Nupla (5885m), Kusum Kangaru (6367m) and the Cordillera de Monte Kwongde. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Phakding.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) 6 hrs
Starting from a slight rise to Jhorsalle, the trail passes waterfalls and other cultural and natural attractions. During the day, you will be passing through the Sherpa villages viewing magnificent forests. Rhododendron trees, magnolias and giant firs provide a stunning backdrop to this part of the walk. En route you will be rewarded with their first glimpse of Kusum Kangru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m) Everest (8,848 m) and Nuptse (7879 m). Weather permitting, a steep climb up the beautiful village of Namche Bazaar (3440m) which will produce more spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the second night of the walk. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche (3440m) 
Acclimatization is important before proceeding to a higher elevation. It is therefore recommended that you should take a short day’s hike to Thame, Khunde, Khumjung or up to the Everest View Hotel so that it provides a very near image of Mount Everest. You can even relax and explore the culture of Sherpa in Namche. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 06: Trek to Thame (3820m) 5-6 hrs
Today you will walk approximately for 5-6 hours before finally arriving at Thame from Namche. Thame is situated at the end of the Khumbu valley and the iconic value of Thame is the simplicity of people who are untouched by the effects of modern civilization. During the course of tour walk, you will visit the great and the variety of prayer flags, Chorten and Mani rocks that are carved from stones. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 07: Trek to Lungdeng (4500m) 5-6 hrs
Today you will walk for about 5 to 5 and half hours and reach Lungdeng, especially uphill, the path goes through many ancient people and walls of Sherpa. During the walk you can see varieties of plants and animals and the unique culture of the Sherpa. You may have to share the road with Tibetan Yak Caravans, the trade route to and from Namche to Tibet with the villagers. Overnight stay at guesthouse in Lungdeng.

Day 08: Rest day and explore the surroundings 
Today you can visit Nakpa Valley, which falls on the ancient trade route to Tibet. You will be hiking the Peak Darkyachhulung. You can also visit the sacred site of Marlung Warfield. Excursion to Lake Relmo Cho will give you pleasure and after that you will be back to Lungdeng. As today is the day allotted for rest and exploration of surroundings, you will fully utilize the break and also prepare for the trek that unfolds from the next day. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 9: Trek to Renjo La Pass (5415m) and to Gokyo Lake 6hrs
Today, the hike will take approximately 6 hours to reach the Gokyo Lake which is the intersection of Renjo La pass (5415m). The paths often follow steep ups and downs with a ridge of sand. You will cross an icy stream, and walk through the spectacular rock, makes several yak and Twin Lakes Kharkas Renjo. The view that you will see from the top is amazing along with the standing peaks from 7000 to 8000 Kala Patthar, put everything including the monastery of Tengboche , chola glaciers and many more. Overnight stay in a tented camp near Gokyo Lake.

Day 10: Explore around Gokyo Lake
The excursion to Gokyo Peak usually begins early in the morning on the 10th day. The climb is quite steep first 30 minutes, which will take almost an hour to get to the top with their traditional prayer flags. From the top of the Gokyo Peak you will have a magnificent view of the high peaks, from west to east –Cho (8153 m), Gyachung Kang (7922 m), Everest (8,848 m), Lhotse (8,501 m) and Mount Makalu. In addition, you can also enjoy the magnificent view of the Gokyo Lake. Overnight stay in a tented camp near Gokyo Lake.

Day 11: Trek to Thangnak (4700m) 4 hrs
On the 11th day you will head towards Thangnak (4700m) from Gokyo Lake crossing the Gokyo glacier which takes about 4 hours. Thangnak is one of the perfect destinations for trekking and you can take your lunch on the way to Thangnak. Overnight stay at a tented camp.

Day 12: Trek to Cho-La Pass (5330 m) 
The journey to Cho La Pass (5330 m) covers a very difficult route and requires some mountaineering experience as well as well equipped porters and guides. It is suggested to carry warm clothing and some extra food. The pass in itself is not difficult but what makes it difficult is the strong glacier which must be crossed on the way. It is for sure that you will not encounter any technical problem during the course of the trek. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 13: Trek to Lobuche Dzongla (4910m) 4 hrs
On the 13th day you will head to Lobuche Dzongla (4910m) from Cho- La. As you descend you will see the trail that leads gradually to Lobuche (4910m), taking around 4 hours. Meanwhile, you will see the Dughla Lake with beautiful scenery. Overnight stay at a tented camp.

Day 14: Trek to Gorak Shep (5140m) 
The trail from Lobuche follows the valley of grassy ablation with great views of Pumori then it crosses tributary glaciers to reach the dry lake bed Gorak Shep. After taking lunch at Gorak Shep, you will move forward at Kala Patthar (5545m) up which offers the incredible views of Everest and the Everest Base Camp. Then you will be back to the Gorak Shep. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 15: Trek to Everest Base Camp and back to Lobuche 
On the 15th day you will head to Everest Base Camp from Gorak Shep after taking breakfast. You will go for an early morning walk to Everest Base camp, visiting the base camp area and from there you will go down to Lobuche. The view of Mount Everest is stunning from the Base Camp and it remains one of the highlights of the trip. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 16: Trek to Kangma La Pass (5535m)
On the 16th day, you will trek to Kangma La Pass (5535m) from Everest Base Camp. On this particular day you have to wake up early in the morning without taking breakfast as you will be taking it on the La pass (5535m). Overnight stay at a tented camp.

Day 17: Trek to Tengboche (4900m)
The trek to Chhukung (4900m) will be the longer and more difficult one as you have to descend the valley of Imja Khola and have to trek through the village of Dingboche with the fields of potato stone walls, down through alpine pastures Kharkas Tsura, Shomare Orsho and the Pangboche village, the highest year round agreement in the valley. The Pangboche Gompa (monastery) is the oldest in the Khumbu and once boasted the skull and hand of a Yeti, (stolen in 1991) Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 18: Trek to Namche
From Tengboche, the trail descends steeply to the Dudh Koshi and the village of Phunki, where you will cross the river, and climb up to Namche Bazaar, winding high above the river and the dazzling views towards the North Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 19: Trek to Lukla
On the 19th day you will trek back to Lukla (2880m), which is a beautiful and easy walk and in addition it provides the view to Kusum Kangaru, blue pine along with Rhododendron forest of Namche. This is the last day of the trek in a bustling city so enjoy dinner with the team members. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 20: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
On the 20th day you will be back from Lukla to Kathmadu taking the flight. It’s all up to you whether you want to stay one more day or willing to return your own hometown. If you want to depart on this day then you will be transferred to the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu from where you will board a flight back to your home country.

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