Explore the incredible Khumbu and Gokyo Valley

Everest High Passes Trek

The Everest High Passes Trek is a trek that takes you through the high mountain areas, which have passes climbing up to or over 5000 meters. Trekking in the Everest region of Nepal is an act of joy that is full of adventure and spirituality. If you are planning to trek in the high elevation slopes of Nepal, consider trekking to the Everest High Passes Trek. It will fascinate you with the incredible mountain panoramas, and a mix of culture and traditions followed by the legendary Sherpas. 

The trekking area of the Everest region became world-renowned as an audacious mountain to climb. This famed mountain is further beguiled for being the world’s highest point and the incredible landscapes that are truly awe-inspiring for the adventure geeks. 

Mount Everest stands as a common symbol of accomplishment. It represents human achievement and exploration, as well as all aspects of life: pleasure, pain, love, and death. The snow-capped peak has always beckoned adventurers to reach its summit from base camp, ever since Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay conquered the mountain in 1953. Today, trekkers from all over the world continue to answer the call of Everest by making their way across the rugged trails to the foot of Mount Everest and its glacial region. 

The Everest High Passes Trek could answer all the tales that had become an inspiration, while some may have counted the tragedies. There are many interesting tales that are built and stored in the incredible mountain setting of Everest. Rainbow valley is where the most mountain casualties can be discovered while many had unfulfilled dreams to pursue the expedition adventure. 

This trek takes you to the virgin Gokyo valley and some notable high-altitude mountain passes. You can explore the majestic Himalayan vistas and enjoy the authenticity that this high part of the world presents. If you are wondering about taking in the adventure on Everest, you can elongate the trek to the Gokyo valley while passing through three notable mountain passes in the region. This trek definitely will fascinate you, provide you with the ultimate thrill and reward you with adrenaline-inducing experiences, that too piously from the land of snow-capped Himalayas.

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Trip Facts

duration Duration 19 days
trip-difficulty Trip Difficulty ? Difficult
trip-difficulty Highest Point 5645 m.
trip-code Trip Code EHPT
trip-code Start Point Kathmandu
trip-start-point Trip End Point Kathmandu
trip-accomodation Accomodation As Mentioned
trip-meals Meals As mentioned
transportation Transportation As mentioned

Trip Highlights

  • Museums and Monasteries like Sherpa museum, Tengboche monastery, Rimishung monastery, etc.
  • Beautiful landscape that is not destroyed by the random road trails for vehicles.
  • The heroes of the Himalayas - Sherpa Lifestyle, Tibetan Buddhism experience.
  • Viewpoints like Kalapathar, Gokyo Ri, Everest view hotel, Renjo La top, and amazing Gokyo lakes.
  • Pristine Gokyo lakes, memorials and beautiful valleys.

Trip Overview

Fact Table

Trek

Everest High Passes Trek

Trek Type

Teahouse and Lodge Trek

Duration

19 Days

Highest Elevation

5644 m. at Kala Patthar

Start/Finish

Kathmandu

Difficulty

Strenuous

Total Trekking Distance

150 - 220 KM

Best Time to Trek

  • Spring (March, April, May)

  • Autumn (September, October, November)

Accommodation

Lodges

Average Trekking Per Day

6-7 Hours

Permits Required

  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit

  • National Park entry permit

Route: Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding - Namche Bazaar - Debuche - Dingboche - Chhukung - Lobuche - Gorakshep - Dzongla - Thannag - Gokyo - Lunde - Thame - Namche - Lukla - Kathmandu

 

Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp is located on the south side of Mt. Everest at an altitude of 5364 meters. It is also one of the important marks in the Everest region. The base features mountaineering activities, resembling the hub of the mountaineers before embarking on an expedition. It is a top-notch destination for trekking enthusiasts, and a place venerated in the adventure arena. 

Nestled between the mountains and the highest mountain in the world, Everest Base Camp (EBC) is not only a source of wonder for those who visit it but also attracts some of the greatest mountaineers on Earth. It is a humble collection of the Khumbu Himalayas with beautiful views.

On the south side, EBC has the mountain of Cho Oyu which is the sixth highest peak in the world. More importantly, though, is that it is not possible to see Everest from here, hiking up to the Kala Patthar allows you to see this incredible mountain. This makes it worth going up to the Kala Patthar viewpoint at least once during your trek. If you are planning to trek to the Everest Base Camp, then pick our Everest Base Camp Trek to have a delightful adventure experience. Also, if you want to visit Everest quicker, our Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour would make your trip shorter and to the point. Also, if you want to take a quick flight tour of the Khumbu region within an hour, our Everest Mountain Flight is the best option that brings a wonderful opportunity to make use of time while witnessing the majestic mountain panorama. The spring and Autumn are the best time to trek to the Everest Base Camp

Sherpa Culture and Lifestyle

Nepal is home to extraordinary ethnic and religious diversity. The country is split geographically into three regions: the fertile tundra of the northern hills, forests and tea plantations in the central mountains, and rice-growing plains in the south. But before you go rushing off to buy your plane ticket to trek in the Khumbu Himalayas, consider what it’s like for this exotic country’s Sherpas - their lifestyles and culture and traditions.

The trekking culture in Nepal is really interesting and you will find yourself learning a lot along the way. The villages are not sophisticated but the local Sherpas are happy to welcome tourists. They will be amazed by the fact that you come from where they have never been and they will share stories of how they were the first in their family to go to school and even how they were the first in their village to own a mobile phone. Mostly their lives depend on tourism and mountaineering activities. The local economy is pretty interesting because there are no roads into these villages so everything is carried on mules, horses or yaks. 

Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar is a rustic market town in the Khumbu region of Nepal, situated at an altitude of 3440 meters. It is also known as Gateway to the Everest region of Nepal. From here you can access not just some really amazing trails but also fantastic peaks, lakes, forests and glaciers. Namche Bazaar represents the gateway to the Sagarmatha National Park, within which lies some of the most fascinating and glorious sights in Nepal. It also has a rich cultural heritage related to Buddhist traditions and Sherpa culture. Thus, Namche is a perfect place for travellers to stop over, stock up on supplies and take a break from long treks around the region. During the Everest High Passes Trek, you will be acclimatizing at this place and exploring the amazing scenery in this sherpaland. There are several monasteries, museums and sherpa cultural settlements. 

For an acclimatization hike, you can go up to the Everest View Hotel. There you can enjoy the scenery and explore some incredible mountain panoramas. The mountain views of Pumori, Everest and several surrounding peaks. There are many other attractions to explore in this beautiful trekking area. 

Sagarmatha National Park

Sagarmatha National Park, located in the Himalayan mountains of eastern Nepal, is the highest altitude National Park in the world. It was established to protect the area's biodiversity, including snow leopards and other endangered species such as red pandas and wild cats. Sagarmatha National Park includes Mount Everest, the highest mountain in history.

Between two tundra zones is the buffer zone, which includes the temperate to rival zone and is home to a diverse range of plants and animals. Lower elevations of the park have rhododendron scrub, blue pine, and hemlock woods. At higher altitudes, alpine vegetation such as silver fir, juniper, and birch are typical. There are approximately 865 species in this region, 64 of which are unique, making it important globally. 

There are few animal species in this area because it is Himalayan in origin and frequently frigid. Thirty invertebrate species, eight reptile species, seven amphibian species, and one bird species are at risk of extinction in the area. In this region, 219 different bird species have been documented, including the crimson-faced snow cock. 

Three High Passes

It is a spectacular and challenging three-pass route that begins at the Kongma La Pass and leads to base camp. Your first visit will be Kongmo La, where you can admire all the lovely prayer flags, chortens, and a stunning vista of Makalu. Following Kala Patthar, you will arrive at the Cho La pass. The best view of Everest and Ama Dablam with clean air is found on this stretch of route, which is also the most challenging. The most accessible crossing, Renjo la Pass, offers a stunning view of Cho Oyu and Everest.

While Mount Everest may be seen from a number of vantage locations, Kalapthhar offers the most breathtaking and magnificent view. Enjoy the picturesque panoramic views of the mountains from Kala Patthar. The Everest Three Passes Trek, albeit similar to the high passes trek is one of the best trekking routes in the Everest region of Nepal. 

Gokyo Lakes

Located in the Khumjung Village Development Committee of the Solukhumbu district, the Gokyo Lakes are located in the northeastern portion of the Sagarmatha Zone. There are about 19 glacial lakes in the Gokyo Lakes, with Thonak Cho having the biggest area at 65.07 Ha.

Dudh Pokhari is the primary lake in Gokyo. It is sometimes referred to as Gokyo Cho. On the eastern side of Gokyo Cho the local village is located. Thonak Cho, Dudh Pokhari, Gyazumpa Cho, Tanjung Cho, and Ngojumba Cho are this lovely lake system's main lakes. 

The Gokyo Lake system is extremely pristine, undeveloped, and features a complete natural community. It's the ideal setting to witness the most beautiful gift of nature in the Himalayas of Nepal.

The altitude of the Gokyo Lakes is between 4700 and 5000 meters above sea level. These lakes include some of the highest freshwater lakes on earth. Dudh Pokhari, one of the beautiful places to visit, is located at the height of 4750 meters. The Gokyo Glacial Lakes system consists of a number of lakes. This region's lakes have significant hydrological value. It is due to the watershed’s good environmental sustainability. This lake's water comes from seepage, streams, and a number of other sources.

Best time to Trek

Nepal is a country known for its favourable climate and friendly people. This travel destination has something to offer every traveller, from rich cultural heritage to numerous mountain ranges and amazing landscapes. So if you are in the mood for some adventure, trekking in Nepal is one of the best ways to explore this part of the world while being surrounded by stunning scenery. But before packing your bags, make sure you have a general idea of the best time to trek in Nepal.

Nepal is famous for its landscapes, which include the Himalayas, high-altitude valleys, active volcanoes and glacial lakes. On the other hand, the trekking season in Nepal is defined by a very specific period of the year. So make sure you know when to go to Nepal and what trekking season to choose. By knowing this information, you can have a greater chance of enjoying your time in Nepal.

The best time to trek in the Everest region of Nepal is actually a matter of personal preference. First of all, it depends on your choice of destination and the number of days you want to spend trekking. If you want to discover Nepal by trekking in the Everest region, then you may want to consider travelling from March to mid-May as this is when the period between winter and summer begins. This period features pleasant weather and less rain, which means that you will have plenty of clear skies for admiring the views surrounding you. The days of the trek will be more pleasant than those of the sixth month, but you can still expect some rain.

Overall, spring and autumn are the most favourable to trek in the Everest region. This is when the trekking season begins and offers ideal weather conditions and pleasant sunshine. Also, these months are a good time to visit Nepal as it features wonderful scenic beauty and stunning landscapes.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu

The first day is the arrival in Nepal. Tribhuvan International Airport is the only international airport as of now, so, you will be arriving at the Airport and a representative from our company will be there to pick you up and assist you with the remaining process. 

Kathmandu is the capital and cultural city of Nepal. Beautiful architecture, medieval Durbar Squares and cultural shows around the streets are vibrant at their best. However, the hustle and bustle of this busy city are somewhat horrible, but if you truly want to explore the beauty of the mountains, the urban arrival is the cost.

duration 30 Min.
ascent 1350 M
trip-accomodation Nepali Ghar
trip-meals N/A
Day 02

Trek Preparation, Heritage Sites Visit

Preparing for the trek and getting to know more about the complete trekking trails and guides is a very exciting part of the day. Our representative will brief you on your arrangements, including permits and other transportation facilities. If you have any questions about the trek and want to know more about the places around the region, this is the day you ask. 

If the trek preparation is completed on time and you are off the hook with your arrangements, we’ll take you to visit some heritage sites around the city. Kathmandu is full of cultural and traditional attributes. The hospitable people around the alleys and streets are also an interesting part to see. 

Highly influenced by Hindu and Buddhist cultural values, this city boasts incredible chariot festivals and various events. If you are lucky enough, you may get a chance to witness some chariot festivals ongoing around the paved alleys of the Basantpur and Asan areas. Kathmandu Durbar Square, nearby Thamel is one of the major attractions of the day. 

duration 3-4 Hours
ascent 1350 M
trip-accomodation Nepali Ghar
trip-meals B
Day 03

Flight to Lukla, Trek to Phakding

Lukla flight is one of the most scenic flights in the world and getting there is an adventure in itself. Lukla lies on the slope of mountains and has a very short runway, making it one of the most dangerous airports in the world. But for the greatest adventure of a lifetime, Lukla airport is indeed an interesting part of the journey. 

Lukla is situated at 2860 m. in a small elevated plain, with a runway of about 500 m. Though it is termed dangerous, it is not that risky to fly to Lukla. With about 50 flights operating each day in peak trekking season, Lukla is one of the highly admired places in the Khumbu region of Nepal. 

It takes about 30-40 minutes of flight time to reach Lukla from Kathmandu. After reaching Lukla, you will freshen up and prepare for the trek. Lukla is officially the trek starting point of Everest Base Camp. 

The trail has some paved paths, and some muddy and rocky ways. Since you will be trekking mostly downhill, you won’t find it difficult to get yourself along. Also, the greenery around the trail is very astonishing. 

Alongside, the people and numerous small Sherpa settlements throughout the trail and interactions with the locals are interesting. You may also see the horses, donkeys and yaks carrying goods and supplies in this area. It is also a fascinating part of the Khumbu lifestyle in the remote settlement. 

The stopover for the day is Phakding village at an elevation of 2610 m/8562 feet. You will drop elevation this day. Since Phakding is at the lower elevation and Lukla at the high altitude, you will lose about 250 meters. The downstream trek via the banks of Dudhkoshi, passing through different Sherpa settlements is very astonishing. You will be staying at a lodge in Phakding village. 

duration 5-6 Hours
ascent 2610 M
trip-accomodation Lodge
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 04

Trek from Phakding to Namche

The trekking on this day is a very interesting one. Though it will be arduous with some uphill stair treks, you will get some beautiful views and insightful places along the trail. The scattered Sherpa settlement in different places throughout the trail is very attractive. 

You will be entering the Sagarmatha National Park, the highest protected area in the world, this day. A small check post is there. A cluster of trekkers can be seen hiking in the area. In the first half, you will trek to reach Monjo, where you will have a typical lunch while viewing the incredible mountain scenery. 

Hiking till Monjo is easier than the remaining part of the trek. After lunch at Monjo, you will be hiking towards Namche Bazaar. The rugged uphill walk from Monjo is strenuous and it starts to get difficult for some trekkers here. 

From Larchedovan, the uphill trek starts and it lasts for about 2-3 hours. Thrilling suspension bridges and the incredible scenery of rivers and valleys feels amazing. In the middle of the trail in the Larchedovan and Namche Bazaar segment, you will get the first glimpse of Mount Everest from Top Danda. 

You will reach Namche Bazaar after 5-6 hours of trekking from Phakding. The thrilling suspension bridges, large waterfall, incredible Namche Bazaar, Herds of Yak around feels very Himalayan. This day will be a little more difficult than the previous one as you will be gaining an elevation of about 830 m. 

There are various lodges and lodges in Namche Bazaar. The cafes, hotels, restaurants and coffee shops, and Sherpas around provides a typical privilege after a difficult trek in the Everest region. You can explore some bars and souvenir shops in Namche. You will be staying in Namche Bazaar today. 

duration 5-6 Hours
ascent 3440 M
trip-accomodation Lodge
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 05

Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar is the Sherpa Kingdom of Nepal. Authentic Sherpa settlement amidst the mountains is very interesting to explore. This day,  you will be acclimatizing in Namche. A few acclimatizations walks in the hills of Namche is a very fascinating part of the day.

Early in the morning, you will walk uphill to reach Everest View Hotel. It takes about two hours to reach there. The beautiful sunrise and stunning Everest in the distance is celestial. Attractive landscapes and the incredible hospitality of Sherpas at this Amadablam viewpoint, also known as Everest View Point is a must-visit place during your stay at Namche. From the Everest View Hotel, you can witness Everest, Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Kangtenga, Thamserku, Kongte, Tabuche and many other neighbouring peaks. 

After exploring the Everest view hotel, you will hike towards Khumjung village, after which the Everest region is named Khumbu. You will have lunch at Khunde and return back towards Namche. 

On the way, you will explore the Sagarmatha National Park Information Centre. Here you can get some information about the flora and fauna found in the national park area. Also, you can get some insights into the culture and traditions of the local people. After exploring the Information centre, you can visit the Sherpa Museum, where you can see the pictures and artefacts and information on the historical evolution of the Sherpa people and their contributions to making the extreme mountain adventure accessible. There is a Namche Monastery near the Bazaar area where you can explore Buddhist cultural practices. In the evening, you can visit the Helipad area, which is just above the Namche bazaar area.

duration 5-6 Hours
ascent 3440 M
trip-accomodation Lodge
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 06

Trek from Namche to Debuche

After two incredible nights in Namche Bazaar, you will be trekking towards Debuche. You will begin trekking early in the morning from Namche Bazaar and ascend a stair trail. After 15-20 minutes of hiking from Namche Bazaar, you will reach a flat trail. Trekking here is comparatively easier than other parts. Trekking while exploring the majestic mountain panorama in the ridgeline of Namche Bazaar would fascinate every trekker. 

After two hours of hiking from Namche Bazaar, you will reach Kyanjuma. Till here the trek is common for Gokyo and Everest Base Camp Trekkers. After this, the trail to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake separates. Throughout the trek, you will be witnessing mind-blowing views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Tham serpu, Amadablam and many other neighbouring peaks. 

The beautiful chortens and prayers flags hanging make a very spiritual ambience in the trail. From Kyajuma, you will trek downhill for about 45 minutes to reach Punki Tenga. This is the confluence of Imja Khola and Dudh Koshi river tributaries. The term ‘Tenga’ means confluence or junction in Sherpa language. So the place is named Punki Tenga. 

A little ahead, there is a check post of the Nepal Army where you will have to present your permits. After the check post, the uphill trek begins for about one and half hours to reach Tengboche Monastery. Tengboche is one of the most popular places for Everest Trekking and is popular for the monastery. It is also one of the biggest and oldest monasteries in the Khumbu region. From the back part of the Monastery, you can witness the incredible sunset and mountains. A little walk ahead of Tengboche, lies the Debuche. You will be staying in a Lodge in Debuche at night. 

duration 5-6 Hours
ascent 3860 M
trip-accomodation Lodge
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 07

Trek to Dingboche

You will begin trekking from Debuche towards Dingboche. You will reach a suspension bridge from where a mild uphill climb for about one hour will begin. The trekking trail is not so difficult and demanding. And it is rewarding as you will be exploring the beautiful Sherpa villages while witnessing the incredible mountain vistas. 

Pangboche boasts a Buddhist monastery. It is also one of the biggest and oldest monasteries of the Khumbu region. The exhilarating climb from Pangboche after crossing a river will take you to a beautiful vantage point. From the vantage point, you can explore the majestic mountain panorama stretched in the northern fringe of the hill. The exotic Mount Amadablam is spectacular from the vantage point. 

After a gentle ascent of about 40 minutes, you will reach Dingboche. You will be staying in Dingboche for the night. You can explore the beautiful Sherpa village and mountain panorama from Dingboche. It is also the rest point for the peak climbers and trekkers in this area. There are a few hotels and lodges that offer accommodation facilities. 

duration 5-6 Hours
ascent 4250 M
trip-accomodation Lodge
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 08

Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung

At 08:00 AM: After breakfast, you will start your trek towards Chukkung village. We will follow the upstream of Imja Khola. From Dingboche, you will be leaving the main trail that leads to the Everest case camp. The trek duration of today’s trek is 3-4 hours through the stone-walled fields and alpine landscape. The view along the trail is spectacular and there are some mountain panoramas of Khumbu region to explore. 

After reaching Chhukung you will go for the exploration of the area which will help us to acclimatize for our pass day. Overnight at local lodge.

duration 5-6 Hours
ascent 4730 M
trip-accomodation Lodge
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 09

Trek to Lobuche via Kong Ma La Pass

At 05:00 AM: Today you will be crossing the first pass of our high pass trek. The trail for the pass is strenuous and challenging. This is the highest pass on the high pass trek. You will be carrying enough water and snacks for the day as there are no tea shops or tea houses available on the trail. The crossing of the pass is difficult however the mountain panoramas are spectacular and other mountain vistas offer the joy of a lifetime. 

Experience the majestic views of Lhotse Shar, Imja Tse, Amadablam and other numerous peaks seen throughout the trail. A beautiful lake is seen from the pass before we head down towards the Lobuche village. Overnight at the teahouse.

duration 5-6 Hours
ascent 4950 M
trip-accomodation Lodge
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 10

Trek to Gorak Shep and EBC, return to Gorakshep

Early morning after breakfast at the lodge, you will begin your trekking of the day. This is the most fascinating day of the entire trek as you will be getting to the final destination, i.e. the base camp of Mount Everest. You will trek along the Khumbu glacier. The sedimentary rocks in the glacier make it difficult to trek in its rugged terrains, however, the mountain atmosphere and the zeal of getting to the base camp makes it the most exciting part of the trek. 

At a distance of about 500 meters from the main trail along the Khumbu Glacier, you can see the Pyramid research center. It is a scientific research center located at 5,050 m/16,568 ft. If you want to explore this Pyramid-shaped International Research Center, you can get there. 

After a continuous uphill and downhill trek for about 2-3 hours, you will reach Gorakshep. Gorak Shep is the destination of the day. After having lunch at Gorak Shep, you will again continue your trek along the Khumbu Glacier. After a short hike of about 2 hours, you will reach the wonderful Everest Base Camp. Along the trail, you can see the people getting prepared for their summit climb in the northern fringe if you are trekking in the Autumn time. 

Although you cannot see Mount Everest from the base camp, getting to it is very heavenly. The beautiful camps, esteemed mountaineers, and chortens and prayer flags make the atmosphere very adventurous and spiritual.

You can click photos, visit nearby places, get to the information centre or just interact with the mountaineers and other trekkers at the base camp. You will return to Gorak Shep in the evening for your stay. Staying in the Everest Base Camp requires a special permit and it is very expensive to obtain. So, you will have to return to Gorak Shep for your night stay. 

duration 5-6 Hours
ascent 5164 M
trip-accomodation Lodge
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 11

Hike to Kala Patthar, Trek to Dzongla

Early in the morning, you will hike to Kala Patthar at an elevation of 5,644.5 m/18,519 ft. It takes about 2 hours to hike to reach Kala Patthar from Gorak Shep. Kala Patthar is the best vantage point to witness Mount Everest and other mountains. The panoramic 360-degree views of the Himalayas in the Khumbu region are spectacular from this hill. 

Mount Everest starts to get visible after a hike of half an hour from Gorak Shep. Slowly the entire mountain atmosphere opens up from the top of the hill. It is also the best vantage point to witness some of the incredible mountains such as Mount Pumori, Amadablam, Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse, Nuptse, Lola, Changatse and many other neighbouring mountain peaks. 

From Lobuche, the trail to Gokyo Lakes Trek splits. Now,  you will switch your trail towards Dzongla village. 

Kala Patthar is also the best place to see the mind-blowing sunrise. You wouldn’t want to miss the amazing sunrise and Everest in the close sight range. After spending some time in Kalapatthar, you will return to Gorakshep. It takes about 45 minutes of a steep downhill hike to reach. 

After reaching Gorakshep, the turnaround trek begins. You will trek towards Pheriche from Gorakshep. The downhill trek of 3 hours will take you to Lobuche and a further trek of about 2-3 hours will take you to Dzongla. The trek today is mostly downhill. You will start to feel better as you will be descending to the lower elevation this day. You will stay in Dzongla. 

duration 5-6 Hours
descent 4830 M
trip-accomodation Lodge
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 12

Trek to Thannag via Cho La Pass

At 05:00 AM: Today is the second pass day and you start early with a gentle climb at first hours towards the Cho La Pass (5420m). The trail crosses the glacier which is marked by cairns. This is the most technical pass of our entire three pass trek. Though the pass is difficult and requires some technical skills to cross, the views along the barren trail have an incredible experience to offer. The significant elevation crossing is always difficult but the scenery is mindblowing of the whole other passes.

Once we reach Cho La Pass, the trail goes downward to Thannak. From Thannag the views of Cho Oyu mountain and other Tibetan mountain are seen. Overnight at Thannag Teahouse.

duration 5-6 Hours
descent 4700 M
trip-accomodation Lodge
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 13

Trek to Gokyo, Exploration of Gokyo Ri

At 07:30 AM: After breakfast, start oyur trek passing by the lakes at Gokyo which pours down to the western division of the Ngozumpa Glacier. You will go diagonally through the three outstanding lakes and traverse the third lake, Dudh Pokhari, and on the east bank, you can mark the community of Gokyo. Walking along the lake, you can view the splendid summits of Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang.

You will have lunch at Gokyo before start to climb Gokyo Ri (5360m) which lies above the village. The steep climb of about 3-4 hours to the top is quite strenuous, yet rewards with one of the best views of Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu and Lhotse. Spending some time at top, you will return back to Gokyo. Overnight stay in Gokyo.

duration 5-6 Hours
ascent 4800 M
trip-accomodation Lodge
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 14

Trek to Lunde via Renjo La Pass

At 05:00 AM: Today is the last pass day. Renjo La (5360m) is the most beautiful pass among all three passes. The views of the Rolwaling Himalayas and Khumbu Himalayas are seen at 360 degrees. You will start early in the morning and reach the pass before the strong winds and clouds start to build up.

The views of Ngozumpa glacier, upper Gokyo valley and the implausible peaks such as Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Cho-Oyu, and Gychung Kang are amazing from the pass. After the pass, then start to descend down words the Lunde village. Overnight stay in local lodge.

duration 5-6 Hours
descent 4370 M
trip-accomodation Lodge
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 15

Trek from Lungde to Namche

You will trek from Lungde village passing through Thame which is one of the highest numbers of Everest summits. By exploring the monastery and Buddhist culture you will move forward toward Namche Bazaar where you will stay overnight. Namche Bazzar is a popular stopover that offers a wide range of attractions in the Khumbu area.

duration 5-6 Hours
descent 3440 M
trip-accomodation Lodge
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 16

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla

This is the final day of trekking. Today, the trek is a little longer but not so difficult. After having breakfast at Namche Bazaar, you will trek towards Lukla. You will reach Jorsalle, Monjo and exit the checkpoint to reach Lukla. 

You will exit from the Sagarmatha National Park on this day. Some uphill and downhill hikes, some rocky and some stairs trek take you to the beautiful Lukla. You will begin to see the incredible greenery in the mountains this day as you will be getting back to the lower elevations. 

After exploring the mind-blowing Mount Everest and gathering the experiences of a lifetime, you will reach Lukla. You will stay in Lukla for the night and explore the nearby coffee shops, bars and clubs in the evening. 

duration 5-6 Hours
descent 2860 M
trip-accomodation Lodge
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 17

Fly back to Kathmandu

On this day, you will return back to the Kathmandu valley. A returning flight from Lukla will take you back to Kathmandu. You will reach Kathmandu in the daytime. In the evening, you can explore the nightlife in Kathmandu or try some Nepalese food. Our representative will meet you again to congratulate you on your incredible endeavours. 

duration 2-3 Hours
descent 1350 M
trip-accomodation Lodge
trip-meals B
Day 18

Leisure in Kathmandu

You will have full leisure in Kathmandu. If you are interested in a short nearby trip, you can visit Chandragiri hilltop by cable car. From there you can see the landscape view of the Kathmandu valley, the Himalayas in the north, and the hills around. As an alternate option, you can travel to try beloved street foods of Nepal such as Mo: mo and other authentic cultural food as well.

duration 2-3 Hours
ascent 1350 M
trip-accomodation Lodge
trip-meals B,D
Day 19

Departure

This will officially be the end of Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodges Trek. Looking after your departing time, we’ll escort you to the Airport for your flight transfer. You will depart to your destination with a lot of fun and adventure-filled memories and photographs that speak. 

trip-accomodation Lodge
trip-meals B

Trip Guide

The given information about the Everest High Passes Trek is in-depth, feel free to contact us 24/7 for any kind of assistance. We will be available on WhatsApp to assist you instantly. You can write an email if this trip doesn't fit your vacation schedule and requirements. We aim to offer the best possible travel experience to the customers. Depending on the needs of the visitors and the group size, we customize each vacation package. We will put together a bespoke itinerary just for your private group.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who lives in the Everest region?

    The Everest region is mostly inhabited by the Sherpa people. They are the major residents and mountain guides of the Everest region. The ethnic tribe is also a major role player in the expedition and mountaineering activities. 

  • How difficult is Everest High Passes trek?

    Everest High Passes trek is a moderately difficult trek in Nepal. The trekking to the Everest Base Camp is admired as it is one of the most iconic and fascinating trails in the world. Having good stamina and physical fitness helps a lot during trekking. However, it’s not mandatory that you have prior trekking experience. 

  • Is the Everest High Passes trek worth it?

    Yes, it is one of the most beautiful treks in the world. It takes you to the base of the highest point on earth. It is the ultimate destination for many mountaineers and trekking enthusiasts. It has been admired for its jaw-dropping beauty, cultural attractions and natural sceneries. 

  • Are showers and washing facilities available on EBC Trail?

    Yes, but it may incur extra charges. Since it is in a remote region, arrangements are pretty hard. So, the expenses are understandable. 

  • What to carry during Everest High Passes Trek?

    If you are planning to trek in the high mountains of Nepal, consider making your backpack light. It helps you a lot while trekking. Carry essential items and don't make your backpack too heavy. For trekking item recommendations, visit Nepal Trekking Gear Checklist

  • What is the best climb Mount Everest?

    The best time to climb Everest starts right after the beginning of April and lasts till May. It is considered one of the ideal periods to climb this legendary peak. For details, visit Best time to Climb Mount Everest

Services Includes

  • All arrival and departure at Kathmandu airport as mentioned.
  • Flight transfer between Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu as mentioned in the itinerary.

  • 3 star deluxe hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.

  • Luxury Lodge accommodation during the trek.

  • Daily breakfast throughout the trip.

  • Lunch and Dinner from trek start day to trek end day.

  • All necessary paperwork. (Required Permits)

  • An experienced and English/Hindi speaking licensed trekking guide.

  • Guide’s salary, food, accommodation and allowances.

  • Duffle bags to carry goods and trekking route maps – if necessary.

  • Farewell Nepali dinner on your last night in Kathmandu.

  • All government and local taxes.

  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by the traveller's

  • insurance company. (Insurance is highly recommended)

Services Excludes

  • Personal expenses.

  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee if there is Kathmandu sightseeing and additional stay.

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.

  • International flight ticket.

  • Travel health insurance. (highly recommended)

  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver.

  • Sweet things like dessert/chocolate.

  • Any alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

  • Hot water, shower/batteries charge/heater during the trek.

  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the including section.

  • Porter during the trek. (a porter can carry around 20/22 KG of baggage)

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