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Everest High Pass Trek

Everest high pass trek

Overview

Highlights

  • Discover the tallest mountains on Earth – Mt.Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8511m), Cho Oyu (8153m) & Makalu
  • Stunning view from high passes Renjo la, Cho la, Kongma la Pass and Gokyo ridge.
  • Visit old Buddhist Thame monasteries, Tengboche Monastery and typical Khumjung village, sherpa life styles.

Everest High Passes Trek is also known as 3 pass trekking in Everest which is an ideal choice for a true adventure seeker looking for a challenging trek in Everest. Everest High Passes Trek takes us to the Renjo la pass (5338m), Gokyo valley, Cho la pass (5368m, kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp and Kongma la pass (5535m. This is famous treks, set among breathtaking high mountain scenery. Everest high pass trek is one of challenging and strenuous trek of Everest can be done within 3 weeks. You will have an opportunity of doing the best adventure trekking while you are discovering the trek routes. Not only this, but also the trail offers magnificent landscapes, imposing and prestigious peaks, high mountain ridges and typical village gives you an unforgettable experience.

Everest High Passes Trek

is continuously rewarded with dramatic Himalayan scenes, including four of the world’s 8 highest peaks; Cho Oyu (8,201m), Makalu (8,463m), Lhotse (8,516 m) and Everest (8,850m) and other mountains. Renjola and Gokyo Ri (5330m/17487 feet) is considered as the best view point in the entire Everest Region however Kalapather hill station (5550m), close view of Everest) and Everest base camp (5364m), Khumbu icefall). Gokyo valley with Ngozumpa Glacier is the largest glacier in the Nepal Himalayas. A trek to Renjo-La Pass route is off the usual beaten track which provide as incredible atmosphere.We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition agency intends to make your journey a memorable one for your life time. With a carefully designed package and a team of experienced manager, guide and porter, your journey with Gokyo Treks will be reliable and full of fun!

Itinerary

Everest High Passes Trek detail itinerary

Day 1Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). Transfer to Hotel.

Upon arrival at the airport, you would be received by our representative and then transfer to hotel

Day 2 Kathmandu to Lukla (2,860m/8,698.2ft) and then to Phakding (2650m/8,666ft.), 3 hours

We take early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m/9,437ft.).After breakfast we start our trek to Phakding (2640 m.). We trek following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi. Nupla (5885m/19,244ft) can be seen in a stone throwing distance on the opposite bank. In the late afternoon, we reach Phakding.

Day 3 Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,249ft.), 5 hours

Having breakfast at Phakding, we commence our trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.).The trail goes along the right bank of Dudh Koshi. Thamserku is standing majestically skyward on the opposite bank. We then reach Benkar. 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 follow a short walk along the riverbed of this V-shaped valley where the river forks Dudh Koshi to the right Bhote Koshi to the left. Now we begin steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. On the way, we would have excellent views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.).Surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, Namche Bazaar (3440m) is a central hub of the area for food, trekking gears and other necessary goods.

Day 4 Discovering day (Hike to Syangaboche view Point)

We take rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. It is considered as an ideal place for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading towards Thame. 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 Museum just above the town that exhibits Sherpa culture.

Day 5Namche Bazaar to Thame (3,820m/12,491ft), 4 hours

Having breakfast at Namche Bazaar, we trek to Thame. It takes about 5 and ½ hours normal walk to reach Thame from Namche Bazaar. The trail starts from the Namche Gompa and leads west past a large array of prayer flags, mani stones and chortens. The carved mani stones all the way to Thame are some of the most complex and picturesque in Khumbu.

Day 6 Trek from Thame to Lungdeng (4,500m/14,715ft), 4 hours

From Thame, we trek to Lungdeng which is situated at a distance of about 6 hours walk. En route, one can observe varieties of plants and animals, Sherpa culture and unique settlement of Sherpa people. Overnight stay at Lungdeng.

Day 7 Trek over Renjo la than descend to Gokyo (4,790m/15,663 ft.), 7 hrs.

The trail follows a sharp uphill passing through a large sandy kharka. The trail continues to ascend towards the edge of the glacial lake, from where we start to climb the stone steps. Walking along the stone staircase we approach the adventurous and challenging Renjo La Pass 5435m, however the view from the Renjo la is stunning. The trail now descends around a rocky spur which can be icy. We follow the trail downhill entering a broad valley and towards Gokyo. Overnight stay at Gokyo.

Day 8 Hike to Gokyo RI (5,483m/17,929ft) and back to Gokyo and trek to Thangnak (4,500m/14,715ft) 6 hrs

We hike to the Gokyo RI early in the morning through the steep rocky trail. Gokyo RI is the incredible viewpoint of the Everest region White Mountains: Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Lhotse and the vicinity peaks. Ngozumba glacier stretches to a long line around the Khumbu glacier. From this place, the views of the Gokyo Lakes and valleys can be seen clearly. It is also an acclimatizing hike that we can have a better journey through the technical high pass over the Cho La. Then we descend to the Gokyo valley. After the breakfast, we start to head further with the astounding views of Kusum Kanguru, Thamserku, Kangtega, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse and various others. Then we reach our campsite at Thaknak. Overnight at Guest house

Day 9 Cross Cho La pass (5,300m/17,331ft), trek to Dzongla (4,710m/15,402ft). 5 hrs.

Early in the morning before the sunlight, we start to trek to avoid the harsh weather. It is a steep climb up through the tough rocky trail. Cho La Pass at 5300 meters is another good viewpoint of the Everest and other high Himalayas. If there is a snow, we may have to use the ropes, crampons and climbing equipment. Then, we need to deal with the steep descent trail which we have to deal very attentively. With a gentle down, we reach to our campsite at Dzongla. Overnight at Guest house.

Day 10 Dzongla to Lobuche (4,910m/16.056ft). 3:30 hrs

Today, we have an easy walk to get Lobuche village. After crossing a technical high pass of the Everest, we walk further by observing the glacial panoramas including the brilliant view of Cholatse Mountain, Thamserku, Kangtega, Tawoche. As you are just on the top of Thogla hill, you can see a number of memorial of the unfortunate climbers, who died in Everest and other Mountain expeditions in Khumbu, Finally crossing a bridge, we reach Lobuche where we stay overnight at Guest house. If you are interested to walk little bit in the afternoon, hike to get Italian Pyramid or walk to the glacier for an hour

Day 11Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,540ft) via Gorekshep, 6 hours

Having breakfast at Lobuche, we trek to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep (5,140m/16,808ft.). It is the most rewarding section of the trek. Our trail winds up through rocky path and Khumbu glacier. The view of Nuptse, Lho-La and Khumbutse appear at a stone throwing distance. Visit Everest Base Camp and come back to Gorakshep.

Day 12Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,132ft.) and then to Lobuche village, 7 hours

Early morning, we get ready to climb Kala Patthar (5545m.) and enjoy the view of sunrise. We would see Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more from Kala Patthar. Than descend down to Lobuche village. Rest to reserve energy for next day adventure pass.

Day 13Lobuche to Chhukung via Kongma La (5,535m/18,099 ft). 8 hrs.

Today’s adventure journey begins after breakfast, we cross the Khumbu glacier and head to make a cross to the Kongma La which is known as adventure pass because of moving stones on pass. It is the highest among three high passes in the Khumbu region. The top of the Kongma La is at 5535 meters altitude. As you reach on top hill Kongma la pass, the views of whole Khumbu Himalayas including Mount Everest is breathtaking. From Kongma la we descend down to Chhukung, just below the glacier. Because of long day excursion, we stay overnight at Chhukung village. Chhukung is a gateway to discover Island peak climbing and Amphulapcha pass trekking

Day 14Trek to Tengboche (3,867m/12,645ft.), 6 hrs

We would visit the research center and trek to Tengboche monastery. During the trekking, one can enjoy descending through rhododendron forest. Tengboche is famous for the oldest Buddhist monastery. From the monastery, one can enjoy the splendid view of Ama Dablam, green hills and river.

Day 15Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11249ft), 5 hrs

It takes about four and half hours to reach Namche Bazaar from Tengboche. En route we will visit traditional villages like Khumjung and Khunde. We will be visiting monastery that has Yeti Scalp. Finally, we come to Namche Bazaar in the late afternoon

Day 16Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m/9,352ft.), 8 hrs

Having breakfast in the Guest house 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.

Day 17Lukla to Kathmandu

We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at TIA, we would be received by our representatives and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, we go for shopping.

Day 18 International airport transfer. Trip Finish!

Drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your onward destination.

Cost
Cost Include

  • Kathmandu international airport picks up on your arrival in TIA by private vehicles.
  • 2 nights Twin sharing home stay / hotel accommodation in Kathmandu valley
  • Government license holder – Professional license holder Mountain Trekking Guide
  • Domestic flight tickets Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round trip with applicable domestic airport taxes
  • All land transfer by Private vehicle according to programs.
  • 3 meals each day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trekking days
  • Guest House accommodation during the trekking
  • Required number of porters during the trek.(2 guest = 1 porter basis) because our porter can carry maximum 25 kg of your bag pack.
  • Well paid salary, food, accommodation and insurances of Nepalese staffs.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entries permits and TIMS permits and as well as their fees.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
  • A special gift from our company.

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above
Equipments

Equipment checklist

The following listed equipment is suggested and essential for Tea house trekking and camping trekking in the Nepal Himalaya. Make sure that below list as a guideline proposal. Some of the Trekking equipment can be hired or bought in the many adventure shops in Kathmandu.
The following basic equipment check lists should help you with your packing. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. At the start of the trek your packed trek bag should weigh not more than 33 pounds or 15 kg.

Head:

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection

Upper Body:

  • T-shirts (2)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket (optional)

Hands:

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body:

  • Underwear (4)
  • Hiking shorts (2)
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet:

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camping shoe or sandals
  • Gaiters

Accessories:

  • Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees
  • 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)
  • Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
  • Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Thermo rest sleeping pad
  • Water bottles (2)
  • Toiletries
  • Small wash towel

Booking

Note:

The above itineraries are subject to change due to condition beyond our control. This is a Guide line showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.

“What makes this trip special ?”

Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others.

Trip Price : USD 1575 Per Person

    1. Trip Duration: 17 Days
    2. Trip Grading: Moderate
    3. Max Altitude: 5,545m / 18,132ft
    4. Best Time: Oct -May
    5. Trip Mode: Guest House
    6. Group-Size: 2-12 People
    7. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus
    8. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Trek Hour: 6 Hrs
    10. Cancellation Fees: No Charge

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