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Everest high pass trekking

Everest high pass trekking
Overview

Everest high pass trekking highlights

  • Discover the best Himalayan view in 360 deg angle from Renjo la, Klapatthar & Kongma la.
  • Best view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Cholatse, Cho oyu, Thamserku ..etc
  • Sherpa Buddhism, ancient monastery, Local sherpa and their life styles.

Everest high pass trekking is combining with three different challenging trekking specially designed for adventure trekkers. Everest High Passes trekking is a fantastic trekking, visiting all about three high passes of the Khumbu with extra time at Gokyo to explore the upper valley. Kalapatthar known as mountain black stone is a little peak and famous hill station to observe Mount Everest and many other tallest mountains of khumbu region. Along the trek to Everest base camp, you can see the tallest mountains, brilliant landscapes, the high mountain villages and Buddhist monasteries. It has great opportunity to experience the local sherpa hospitality. This trek explores the breath-taking Thame – Nagpa la valley to Gokyo valley. On our trekking route, we cross three high passes in the Everest region Renjo La Pass (5,340m/17,462 ft), Cho La Pass (5420m/17,723 ft) & Kongma La Pass (5,535/18,099 ft). Along the routes, you can walk at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting. This trek is possible with anti clockwise also. Everest high pass trek can be done anytime through out the year.

Itinerary

Everest high pass trekking detail itinerary

Our Everest high pass trek has a short, 16-day itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the base camp. The particular route is designed for globe trotters who wish to hike to the high passes mountain but are restricted time-wise. For travelers who wish to reach the Everest high pass trek in a more relaxed manner can try this itinerary however if this itinerary is not fit you than send us inquiry for tailor made itinerary.

Day 1 Arrived at Kathmandu valley

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.

Day 2World heritage site of Kathmandu valley sightseeing.

After breakfast the day will start to our guided trip to cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley; including visits to the pilgrimage sites of Hindus Pashupatinath temple, the world biggest Bouddhanath Stupa, visit Swoyambhunath Stupa also known as monkey temple and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with temple, unique architectures and Kumari (living goddess) in central Kathmandu . Evening pre-trip discussion and introduce with our fellow trekking staff for your adventure trip.

Day 3 Fly to Lukla. Trek to Bengkar (2698m /8,822 ft.), 5 hours

We take early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m/9,437 ft), upon arrival at Lukla, we would be refreshed in one of the hotels and then 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) can be seen in a stone throwing distance on the opposite bank. During the journey, we pass several Sherpa villages such as Ghat, Phakding, Tok Tok and finally we reach at Bengkar village.

Day 4 Trek to Namche Bazzar (3440m/11,249 ft.), 6 hours

The trail ascends through the koshi river 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 then come to Sagarmatha National Park office where a park entrance fee is to pay. We follow a short walk along the riverbed of this valley where the major river meets each other. Crossing over the Hillary bridge, trek begin steep ascent to Namche Bazar. On the way, we would have excellent views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.). Surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, Namche Bazar (3440m) is a central hub of the area for food, trekking gears and other necessary goods.

Day 5Trek to Thame village (3820 m/ 12,491 ft), 4 hrs

Today, we trek easy hiking to get Thame village. Thame is the end valley of Khumbu Valley and iconic value of Thame is its terrain the people which are untouched by the effects of modern civilization. During the working we will past a large a large array of prayer flags, Chorten and the carved mani stones.

Day 6Thame to Lungdeng (4500m), 5 hrs

Today, we will walk about 5:30 hrs to Lungden, mostly up hill, the trails pass by many old, walled Sherpa villages. During the walking you can observe varieties of plants and animals with unique Sherpa culture. We can probable also share the trail with Tibetan Yak Canavans, trading route to and from Namche to Tibet with the villagers. We will stay in available guesthouse at Lungden.

Day 7Renjola Pass (5415m). Descend to Gokyo Lake (4790m), 6 hrs

Trek to Renjola pass often follow steeply ups and down with sandy ridge. We cross the frozen stream, and walking through dramatic rock, we will past several yak kharkas and twin Renjo Lakes, the view from the top is incredible, you can have studding view of 7000 to 8000 meters peaks all around including Kalapathar, Tengboche Monastery, chola glaciers and many more. Overnight stay at Gokyo.

Day 8Discover gokyo glacier lakes

The excursion to the Gokyo peak usually starts early in the morning. The climb is quite steep first 30 minutes, it takes an hour 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 9Trek to Thagnak (4700m/15,369 ft), 4 hours

We cross Gokyo glacier and Dzomba glacier than descend down hill to get Thangnak. Thagnak offers nice lodges with modern facilities.

Day 10Cross Cho-La and descend down to Dzongla (4800m /15,696 ft), 7 hrs

The trek through Cho La Pass (5,330m) is a rather difficult route, requires some mountaineering experience and well equipped. We suggest bringing warm clothing and some extra food during the off season trekking. However, in the main season there are some guesthouses on the way. Actually, the pass is not difficult but it is steep and involves a glacier crossing. There are no technical problems and there is a trail in the rocks besides the ice fall.

Day 11Dzongla to Lobuche (4930m /16,121 ft) 4:30 hrs

About four and half hour slowly working to Lobuche on the way you can see Dughla Lake.

Day 12Trek to Gorakshep (5,180m/16,938 ft), 7 hrs

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. After having a lunch, we then climb the 5545m Kala Patthar for incredible view of Khumbu ice fall and Everest base camp. Return to Gorak shep for stay overnight.

Day 13Cross over Khongma La(5535m/17,445 ft). Descend to Chhukung (4700m), 9 hrs

Today we trek along the Khumbu glacier and cross it, it is longest day to arrive in destination after crossing the Khongmala Pass and arrive in Chhukung village.

Day 14Chhukung to Tengboche Monetary, 7 hrs

From Chhukung we descend the valley of the Imja Khola, trek through the village of Dingboche with its stone walled potatoe fields, down alpine pastures through the kharkas of Tsura, Orsho and Shomare to the village of Pangboche, the highest year round settlement in the valley. The Pangboche Gompa (monastery) is the oldest in the Khumbu and once used to boast the skull and hand of a Yeti.

Day 15Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m/12,249 ft) , 7:30 hours

Finally, trek descends from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m ) passing several villages. Sanasa and Lagusasa are the most famous one. You will catch the way descends from Gokyo valley. We trek further more twenty minutes to find lodge for lunch and a short pause. After Lunch at Sanasa, we hike up to Khumjung village where one can visit traditional villages landscapes. You might also visit Hillary Hospital located in Khunde. And in the mean time, we follow the trail to Monastery which offers Yeti Scalp. Finally, we come to Namche Bazaar in the late afternoon.

Day 16Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m/9,337 ft.), 8 hours

We trek to Lukla with teh same trail like we use on ascend. It is the last day of our trekking. Upon arrival at Lukla, we would get refreshed and take rest.

Day 17Mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.

We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, we would be received by our representatives and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, go for shopping or request us to discover Kathmandu as a guided trip on additional cost.

Day 18Final departure day

Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey!!!

Cost

How much does Everest high pass trekking cost?

Everest high pass standard trek cost here we have offered USD 1,650.00 is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. Single supplement cost will be extra USD 325.00. In this price, we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation at our home stay located near by Thamel and of course the trip price will vary according to group size. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add 3 star category hotel deluxe air conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and Tourist standard accommodation with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places, so let us know. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.

Cost Include:

  • Kathmandu international airport picks up on your arrival in TIA by private vehicles.
  • 3 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.(one porter = two guest basis) because our porter can carry maximum 25 kg of your bag pack.
  • All land transfer by Private vehicle according to programs.
  • 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
Group join

We can organize private trek to everest high pass trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

Trip Date

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Sept 10, 2017 – Sept 26, 2017

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USD 1,650

Sept 15, 2017 – Sept 31, 2017

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USD 1,650

Sept 20, 2017 – Oct 06, 2017

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USD 1,650

Sept 30, 2017 – Oct 16, 2017

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USD 1,650

Oct 05, 2017 – Oct 21, 2017

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USD 1,650

Oct 10, 2017 – Oct 26, 2017

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USD 1,650

Oct 15, 2017 – Nov 02, 2017

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USD 1,650

Oct 17, 2017 – Oct 03, 2017

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USD 1,650

Oct 20, 2017 – Nov 06, 2017

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USD 1,650

Oct 25, 2017 – Nov 11, 2017

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USD 1,650

Oct 30, 2017 – Nov 16, 2017

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USD 1,650

Nov 05, 2017 – Nov 21, 2017

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USD 1,650

Nov 10, 2017 – Nov 26, 2017

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USD 1,650

Nov 15, 2017 – Dec 02, 2017

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USD 1,650

Nov 20, 2017 – Dec 06, 2017

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USD 1,650

Nov 25, 2017 – Dec 11, 2017

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USD 1,650

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Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled

Limited – Only few space available

FAQ
Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.


Question: Do I need experience for Everest high pass trekking?

Answer: Actually for this kind of trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a light weight day pack. For this trekking – yes, you need to have experience in high altitude – somehow about 3000M above sea level.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Everest high pass budget trekking?

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with cozy bed with nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in Everest high pass express trek?

Answer: All the guest houses along the trek routes they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to next place where you are going.

Question: What opportunities will I have for shower along Everest high pass standard trekking?

Answer: Guest house trekking all the lodges they have shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take bucket shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water on Everest high pass special trekking?

Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in camp site/along the way in the camping trekking.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: During the Tea house trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend to you bring extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! And we recommend you to take extra batteries along with you.

Question: What should my insurance policy cover during everest trek?

Answer: Travel insurance is mandatory before joining any trips with us, and you need to get your travel insurance policy before joining your trips to Nepal. Your travel insurance must cover the helicopter rescue up to 6000m altitude. It comes handy during medical emergencies and contingency situations. It is recommended to get it from your home country. In case you haven’t bought travel insurance after arriving at Kathmandu; we can help you get one.

Question: How to prevent altitude sickness during Everest trekking adventure?

Answer: You should never walk too quickly too high ignoring your body symptoms. Proper altitude acclimatization is the best way to prevent the high-altitude sickness. Listen to your body, trek gradually enjoying the best of culture and nature while giving enough time for your body to adapt the changing atmosphere. Drink a lot of fluid & keep your body hydrated. If symptoms like headache, difficulty in breathing and other occurs then descend to lower altitude and taken to hospital. If condition worsened you will be airlifted to hospital in Kathmandu.

Question: What will happen if my scheduled flight in Ktm-Lukla-Ktm route gets delayed or cancelled?

Answer: Weather at Himalayas is uncertain which we cannot predict. Therefore, rate of fight delay and cancellation is high at Lukla. If this happens then you will be boarded on the flight tomorrow and you have to spend extra night at Lukla (if you are returning Ktm) at Ktm (if you are going Lukla). Helicopter rescue can also be used, that depends upon situation. So, we recommend you to allocate couple of extra days after your Everest trek, so that you will not miss your international flight back.

Question: What are alternates to flight from Kathmandu to Lukla?

Answer: The best recommended way to go for any Everest trek is to board a Kathmandu-Lukla 33 minutes scenic mountain flight. Another available option is to drive from Kathmandu to Phaplu (12 hours’ drive) and trek for a 2 days to reach Lukla. In present day, theer are also regular jeep service from Kathmandu to Salleri.

Question: Is there any communication facilities on Everest high pass trekking?

Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards works only in the bigger city tours / city areas.

Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of mis understanding. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of the trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Kathmandu.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on Everest high pass trekking?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, our each porter carry maximum 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guest (12.5 kg luggage of each guest) : 1 porter basis.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Do I need walking polls for Everest high pass trekking?

Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.

Question: Is Everest high pass trek is similar to Everest 3 pass trekking?

Answer: Yes ! of course.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch / dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks while you are on trek.

Note:

As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template what we provide you however the trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

“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. Not only this but also we give benefits the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced in costs and consumption.

Ingeborg Wolfsgruber

Everest high pass trekking with Nepali Friends

100% 5 star based on – 161 Based on TripAdvisor Reviews

We were a group of four (my wife, our daughter and her boyfriend) and we started on October 20th from Kathmandu , flying into Lukla and trekking for 16 days up Everest base camp and Kalapattar. This was our third time of trekking in Nepal , before we had been in Langtang/Gosainkund and in the Annapurna region up to ABC, and the Everest region is certainly the most spectacular one. But, obviously, it is also the most crowded one. Ammar had been a perfect guide for us, extremely helpful in choosing the proper lodges, getting our food ready in time, and just making life as easy and entertaining as possible. Although he is young, he has a lot of experience in these regions, and, what is very helpful, a lot of friends among the locals. This can be useful: for example the boss at the airport of Lukla is his friend. You might have heard of problems arising in Lukla when the weather is bad for several days and the planes cannot fly. Then tourists are getting nervous because they might miss their international flights. And here Ammar´s friend would be very helpful and find you a place on a plane for flying out. Furthermore, Ammar´s rates are quite decent, much cheaper than when you book with one of the large trekking organizations. And finally, he managed to choose three porters for us which were the best we had. They even came back several times, after they had reached the day’s destination, to help us with our own bags. I had never experienced that with other porters we had so far.
Don´t hesitate to ask further questions, I am happy to answer, and had a good time there. Best wishes, and namaste (as a training for Nepal ) – Ingeborg and Hannes from Austria

Trip Price : USD 1,650 Per Person

    1. Trip Duration: 17 Days
    2. Trip Grading: Moderate
    3. Max Altitude: 5,535m / 18,099 ft
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
    5. Group-Size: 2-40 People
    6. Best Time: Oct -May
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus

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