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Everest High Pass Trek
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Everest High passes trekking is challenging and famous trekking trail in Everest region. Everest High passes Trekking will include crossing of the C La pass (5535m), Cho La pass (5420m), and Renjo La passes (5446m) can link the five major valleys in the Everest region. Everest High passes Trekking combined with ascents of Kala Patar (5545m) and Gokyo Peak (5350m), this is perhaps the ultimate Everest experience in Khumbu Himalaya range. For the Everest comfort trekking, From Katmandu you will fly to Lukla and follow the classic Everest trail through Namche Bazaar, Tyangboche and Dingboche to the Kongma La pass surrounded by dramatic views of Ama Dablam, Makalu and the Lhotse , Nuptse face.

From the Kongma La pass , you will descend to the Khumbu glacier and then ascend Kala Patar for breathtaking close-up views of Mount Everest and a sea of other Himalayan giants. You traverse the glaciated Cho La pass to Gokyo, where we explore the valley and climb Gokyo Ri to enjoy more excellent mountain views including another angle of Everest, and Cho Oyu on the Tibetan border to the north then bear west to scramble across the Renjo La, dramatically back-dropped by the Everest range, to enter the Bhote Kosi valley, where you walk along grazing pastures and a trading route used by yak trains from Tibet to Thame. It is a short day from Thame to Namche Bazaar, where you will re-trace your earlier steps to Lukla and then fly back to Katmandu.

Fact of the Trek

 

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Place Covers

Kongma La pass / Cho La pass / Renjo La passes with five valleys in Everest region

Group Size

Min.1, Max. 9

Min. altitude

2840 m

Max. altitude

5420m

Best Season

February to June and September to November

Transportation

Aero plane (Kathmandu/ Lukla/ Kathmandu)

Trek Duration

24 Days / 22 Days

Age Limit

17 to 65

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Option I: Kongma La , Cho La and Renjo La Pass

DETAILED ITIENRARY FOR OPTION I :

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. Welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, evening you'll meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) and it takes about 30 minutes. Trek from Lukla to Phakding (2640 m.) which takes approximately three hours. We take a stunning early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, 'Gateway to the Everest region,' perched above the Dudh Kosi or 'River of Milk' – so named because of the pale milky appearance of the glacier melt-water. We are now in the region of the legendary Sherpas and you will notice the difference in the faces of the people you meet here and those from the Kathmandu valley. After lunch we trek north down towards Phakding along a meandering trail which is lined with mani stone walls, made with hundreds of stone tablets and giant carved boulders, brilliantly decorated with brightly colored paints. The Buddhists believe these to be sacred and so as a sign of respect to the local culture we pass them in a clockwise direction. Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) which takes about five and half hours. We head onwards and upwards as the trail starts to rise through a forest of rhododendron, magnolia and giant fir-trees. Our target this evening is Namche Bazaar, a delightful mountain village and the Sherpa 'capital', but first we must ascend Namche Hill; walking at a gentle but steady pace we finally arrive at the town that is itself an important meeting and trading point for the local people. Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 04:
Rest at Namche Bazar for acclimatization and excursion around the places. We take a day to rest in Namche; we can explore the markets (which sell everything a trekker could require here!) or happily laze around in the sun. It is important to note that acclimatization is extremely important and that by using these acclimatization days correctly we greatly improve our chances of reaching our goal of Kalapatar, which lies at an altitude of 5545m Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Thangboche (3860m) which takes about five hours. You leave the village for a climb to the top of a ridge and level mountain path that offers an excellent panorama of Thamserku, Kantega, and Kusum Kangrib. To the right there is a steep cliff that drops down to the Dudh Kosi, faintly visible on the valley floor below. As you make your way around a branch ridge, Ama Dablam (6812m) Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7855m) and Tawoche (6501m) suddenly appear. After a gentle descent the mountain path ends; you will come to the fork leading to Gokyo. Now you descend past two tea houses and through the village of Trashinga.

Though you cannot see it, you can hear the Dudh Kosi and soon you descend to the river and arrive at C. It is a long climb to Tyangboche; the first half is especially steep. As you climb through the forested zone, the incline eases and a splendid view appears. Continue climbing the mountainside diagonally until you come to the stone gate built by lamas which marks your entry into Tyangboche (3867m). You may use the large plateau in front of the splendid monastery as your campsite. There are a lodge and hotel managed by the National Park Service. Tyangboche is an important lookout point on this course, and the sunset on Everest and Ama Dablam is especially beautiful. Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 06: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260 m.) which takes approximately five hours. You will probably be woken in the early hours, while it is still dark, by the sound of horns and cymbals as the monks have their first prayers of the day. You will have time to visit the monastery in the morning if you did not go yesterday. Then, leaving Thyangboche, your path descends through trees to Deboche where the small and atmospheric nunnery is well worth a visit. You pass further houses and 'mani' walls as the path continues along the river valley amongst the trees. After crossing a bridge over a picturesque gorge, the path gradually climbs, with

stunning views of Ama Dablam ahead. There are numerous fantastic photo opportunities in both directions, and frequent chortens and mani walls to pass, as height is gained to reach the village of Pangboche. This is a very picturesque village with stone walled fields and there is a very interesting monastery set in trees at the top of the village. This is probably the oldest monastery of the Khumbu region, possibility dating back as far as the first introduction of Buddhism into the Khumbu. There used to be a 'yeti' scalp and claw kept here but they were stolen some years ago. From Pangboche the path ascends above the village, the sparse landscape now reflecting the height.

You pass some yak herders' cottages and walled fields at Orsho before crossing a stream and making a final steep ascent to Dingboche. The village of Dingboche is set in a stunning position, surrounded by high peaks. In summer months they grow barley here – possibly the highest altitude in the world at which this crop is grown. For acclimatisation you need to spend two nights around the 4,000m level and Dingboche, lying in a sheltered spot above the Imja Khola is generally more attractive for this than Pheriche, another settlement situated on the other side of the ridge. Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 07: Rest day at Dingboche (4260 m.) for acclimatization. There are several opportunities for interesting acclimatisation walks in this region. It is possible to walk up the ridge behind the village to make an energetic ascent of Naga Dzong Ri. This is a steep but not technically difficult ascent to a summit at 5083 metres, from where there are stunning views of Makalu and Amphu Laptse. You can take in the small temple of Nagartsang Gompa on the way down – there is a nice sheltered terrace here from where you can enjoy the views.

You will descend in time for lunch in the village. In the afternoon you might care to walk across to the village of Pheriche to visit the Himalayan Rescue Association clinic – one of the doctors there often gives a talk about high altitude acclimatisation in the afternoon. If none of these appeal it is possible to walk up the valley to the yak grazing pastures at Chukhung (4,730m) – a 4-5 hour round trip. Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung (4755m). Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 09: Trek from Chhukung to Khangmala BC (5000m which takes about four hours. Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 10: Trek from Khangmala BC over Khangmala pass (5535) and further trek down to Lobuche (4930m). Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 11: Trek from Lobuche to Gorekshep (5180 m).Lunch at Gorakshep and continue trek. Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 12: Everest base camp and overnight at Gorakshep. Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 13: Gorakshep to early in the morning Kala pattar (5545m) for the best Himalayan views and sunrise in the Mt. Everest and other Himalayas. Breakfast at Gorakshep and continue trek to Lobuche (4930m) Lobuche to Dzongla (4800m). Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 14: Trek from Dzongla to Chola Pass and trek to Dragnag and it takes about six hours. Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 15: Trek from Dragnag to Gokyo Lake (4750 m) which takes three hours. Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 16: Gokyo lake to early in the morning Gokyo Ri (5350m) for Best Himalayan views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse , Cho Oyo, Amadalam , Thamserku, Makalu etc. and back to Gokyo lake. Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 17: Gokyo-renjo pass (5338m) and trek to Lungden which takes about six hours. Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 18: Trek from Lungden to Thame and it takes about four hours. Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 19: Trek from Thame to Monjo which takes about six hours. Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 20: Trek from Monjo to Lukla and it takes about five hours. Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 21: Trek from Namche Bazar to Lukla and it takes about six and half hours. The last day of your trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. The trek is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote-Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla for your overnight stay. Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 22: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla. The duration of this flight is 30 minutes. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu on breakfast basis.

Day 23: Rest day in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu on breakfast basis.

Day 24: Fly out from Kathmandu.

Option II: Everest High Passes trek via Tham
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DETAILED ITINERARY FOR OPTION II :

Day 01:
Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. Welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, evening you'll meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.

Day 02:
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) and it takes about 30 minutes. Trek from Lukla to Phakding (2640 m.) which takes approximately three hours. We take a stunning early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, 'Gateway to the Everest region,' perched above the Dudh Kosi or 'River of Milk' – so named because of the pale milky appearance of the glacier melt-water. We are now in the region of the legendary Sherpas and you will notice the difference in the faces of the people you meet here and those from the Kathmandu valley.

After lunch we trek north down towards Phakding along a meandering trail which is lined with mani stone walls, made with hundreds of stone tablets and giant carved boulders, brilliantly decorated with brightly colored paints. The Buddhists believe these to be sacred and so as a sign of respect to the local culture we pass them in a clockwise direction. Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) which takes about five and half hours. We head onwards and upwards as the trail starts to rise through a forest of rhododendron, magnolia and giant fir-trees. Our target this evening is Namche Bazaar, a delightful mountain village and the Sherpa 'capital', but first we must ascend Namche Hill; walking at a gentle but steady pace we finally arrive at the town that is itself an important meeting and trading point for the local people. Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 04:
Rest at Namche Bazar for acclimatization and excursion around the places. We take a day to rest in Namche; we can explore the markets (which sell everything a trekker could require here!) or happily laze around in the sun. It is important to note that acclimatization is extremely important and that by using these acclimatization days correctly we greatly improve our chances of reaching our goal of Kalapatar, which lies at an altitude of 5545m Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Thame (3820 m.) and it takes about four and half hours. From Namche the route turns west and the trail is almost level as you head up the Bhote Koshi Valley, once a popular trading route into Tibet. Along the way you pass many prayer flags, Mani walls and carved stones, all indicative of the Tibetan Buddhist culture of this area.

After descending to the Bhote Koshi the trail climbs steeply to Thame. From here, there are good views of the peaks of Teng Kangpoche and Kwangde and to the north is the Nangpa La, the pass leading to Tibet. Thame Gompa is situated above the village overlooking the valley and is the site for the spring celebrations of the Mani Rimdu festival. Stay overnight at tea house. Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 06: Trek from Thame to Tragnag – Lungden. Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 07: Cross Renjo La Pass (5435 m.) and trek to Gokyo (4750 m.). Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 08: Gokyo Ri excursion. Trek back to Gokyo. Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 09:
Trek from Gokyo to Thagna (Dragnag) 4700 m. Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 10: Cross Cho La Pass (5330 m.) and trek to Dzongla (4830 m.). Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 11: Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche (4920 m.). Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 12: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep – Everest Base Camp excursion and trek to Lobuche. Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 13:
Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Pattahar and to Lobuche. Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 14:
Trek from Lobuche to Kongma La Pass. Cross Kongma La and further trek to Chhukung. Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 15: Trek from Chhukung to Dingboche. Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 16: Trek from Dingboche to Tyangboche. Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 17: Trek from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar. The walk from Tyangboche is mostly downhill on the main busy trail with a few steep climbs for an hour from the bridge at Phungitenga, near to Shanasha. The walk to Namche is very scenic on a long winding path. En route you will visit traditional villages of Khumjung and Khunde. There is an opportunity to visit one of its monasteries, the only monastery that has a Yeti Scalp.

From Khumjung village another 30 minutes walk brings you to the village of Khunde, where you can visit the Khunde Hospital funded by Sir Edmund Hillary Trust. After Khunde, a scenic and pleasant walk brings you to Namche for overnight stay. Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 18: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phakding. Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 19: Trek from Phakding to Lukla. Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla. The duration of this flight is 30 minutes. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 21: Rest day in Kathmandu.

Day 22: Fly out from Kathmandu.

OUR TRIP PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  • Airport pick up and drop off services
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at 3 or 4 star category hotel on BB basis
  • Welcome dinner at Nepali cultural heritage restaurant in Kathmandu
  • A trekking guide
  • Porter/s (1 porter can carry up to 25kgs of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) during the trek
  • Entry Permit for Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • All land transportation (from hotel to airport & from airport to hotel)
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket if required
  • Rescue assistance
  • First aid kit
  • Insurance and equipment for the Nepali staff
  • Flight tickets from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Airport tax at Kathmandu domestic airport and Lukla airport
OUR TRIP PACKAGE EXCLUDES:
  • Personal nature expenses such as drinks, beverages, hot shower, batter recharge etc.
  • Tips
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Your travel insurance
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal visa fee
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