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Everest High Passes Trek

  • Price
  • All Inclusive
  • Trip Grade
  • Moderate to Strenuous
  • Max Elevation
  • 5554m
  • Best Time
  • Spring & Autumn
  • Activities
  • Trekking
  • Total Duration
  • 18 Days
  • Group Size
  • 2-12 people

This is one of the most challenging trek in the foothill of Everest Himalayas. Everest High pass trek combined with these 3 truly high passes known the world over as the Kongma La(5,535m), Cho La(5,420m) and Renjo La at(5,340m) with the ascents of Kala Patar(5545m) and Gokyo Peak(5350m) would be the biggest unbelievable  experience in life. Good physical fitness required for Mt. Everest high pass trekking because of challenging trekking pass in this route. March , April , September, October and November are best months to dare this high passes.  The trail passes through Sherpa traditional villages where Buddhist monasteries, prayer wheels and monuments can be observe. The variety of wildlife including musk deer, blue sheep, Himalayan thaar, barking deer, blood pheasant, Tibetan snow-cock, crimson-horned pheasant, and domesticated yaks will add another charm of the journey.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 : Arriving in Kathmandu (1300m)
Day 02 : Kathmandu sightseeing & getting prepared
Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2651m), 35 min flight & 4 hrs trek
Day 04 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3438m), max 6 hrs trek
Day 05 : Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
Day 06 : Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m), max 6 hrs trek
Day 07 : Tengboche to Dingboche (4360m), max 6 hrs trek
Day 08 : Dingboche to Chhukung (4750m), max 3 hrs trek
Day 09 : Chhukung to Lobuche (4940m) via crossing Kongma La pass (5535m), max 7 hrs trek
Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170m), visit Everest Base Camp (5364m), max 7 trek
Day 11: Hike up to Kalapattar (5545m) and trek to Dzongla (4830m), max 7 hrs trek
Day 12: Dzongla to Gokyo (4800m) via Cho La pass (5368m), max 8 hrs trek
Day 13: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357m), max 4 hrs
Day 14: Gokyo to Marlung (4210m) via Renjo La Pass (5360m), max 8 hrs trek
Day 15: Marlung to Namche Bazaar, max 6 hrs trek
Day 16: Namche Bazaar to Lukla, max 7 hrs
Day 17: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 18: Final Departure to sweet home
Day 01 :   Arriving in Kathmandu (1300m)

We will be waiting you at Kathmandu international airport holding a signboard with your full name so that you could recognize us so easily. When you come out, we will take private car to get 3*** hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. Shortly you will do check in and get refreshed. Our tour leader Dilip will explain you about the overall glimpse of our full 18 days tour then in evening we will have a fantastic welcome dinner together at one of the Nepalese famous kitchen which introduces you a very unique Nepalese cuisine.

Day 02 :  Kathmandu sightseeing & getting prepared

 This is the valley where flourished Buddhism and Hinduism together over the centuries. The ancient architectures of Buddhist monasteries and Hindu temples are just spectacular. As this is the capital city of Nepal, people live together  from different walk of life and ethnic communities. After a breakfast, we start our guiding tour to UNESCO world heritage site;Kathmandu Durbar square, Monkey temple and Bouddhanath stupa; the major Buddhist sites. Also if the time permits, we do Pashupatinath temple which is the biggest Hindu holy shrine in this Indian subcontinent. Somewhere on the way we will have our lunch at first class restaurant.

Day 03:  Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2651m), 35 min flight & 4 hrs trek

An early flight to Lukla and landing on a steep mountain runway brings us to the start of our trek at the village of Lukla. Once we reach there, you will have quick breakfast. Then we will proceed towards Phakding which is slightly downhill from Lukla, so it will be comparatively easier day in your trek.

Day 04 :  Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3438m), max 6 hrs trek

After breakfast in Phakding, we will continue our Three Pass trek crossing five suspension bridges over the Dudh Kosi river. We will register your permit number and group details at the National Park office in Monju, the entrance gate for Sagarmatha National Park. After crossing the Hilary suspension bridge we will ascend the trail to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the center of the Khumbu region where many small shops can be found.

Day 05 :  Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar

This is the first of the three scheduled rest days which will help us acclimatize to the high altitude. Since experts believe that it is better to stay active even during rest days for better trekking experience we are going to spend the day enjoying small hikes in and around Namche Bazaar. We hike up to Everest View Hotel to enjoy admirable views of the Himalayan vistas.

Day 06 :  Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m), max 6 hrs trek

The trail leads moderately flat with superb view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku, Khangtaiga. The trail continues wild lives spot of musk deer, colorful pheasant. Trail descend to Dudh Koshi river where few lodges and series of picturesque water driven prayer wheels. Cross suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi River a steep climb through pine and juniper forest, walk about 2 hours bring us to Tenboche. The famous  Monastery with the background of Ama Dablam, Nupte, Mt. Everest and many more peaks.

Day 07 :  Tengboche to Dingboche (4360m), max 6 hrs trek

Morning views of Everest and magnificent Ama-Dablam, walk leads downhill for few hours to the bridge over Imjatse River, after the bridge walking on open country where the tree lines disappears only for few sparse vegetation and juniper bushes, walking on the gentle uphill for a while to reach at Pangboche village at 3,900 meters, the last permanent village before Dingboche and beyond, from here a slow climb to Somara for lunch and continue walk on the nice terrain with last climb to Dingboche village.

Day 08 :   Dingboche to Chhukung (4750m), max 3 hrs trek

Today after breakfast, we walk  through Imja khola valley and sublime alpine landscapes, and some stone walled fields. On the trail we will also have spectacular mountain views of Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and Island Peak. Imja Tse has a splendid pyramid shape with its step rock and icy south face. Chhukung is a great place to explore the glacier and massive snow laden mountains all around the place. At the same day we hike up around.

Day 09 :   Chhukung to Lobuche (4940m) via crossing Kongma La pass (5535m), max 7 hrs trek

We begin today’s trek very early in the morning to reach the highest part of the entire trip which is Kongma La pass. We can either take a trail over a hill which is to the northwest of Chhukung over the Nuptse Glacier moraines or we can walk back to Bibre and trek on the trail above the Niyang Khola. The top of the pass is marked by cairns and Buddhist prayer flags. The final descent from the pass is the most difficult part of today’s journey. After climbing the moraine on the far side, the trail turns north through Khumbu Glacier which takes us to Lobuche.

Day 10:   Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170m), visit Everest Base Camp (5364m), max 7 trek

The trail follows windy and rocky path with crest of north ridge to Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, Nuptse, etc. Trail continues along side of Khumbu Glacier to Gorakshep. Check in to Hotel, Lunch and afternoon set out to visit world’s highest base camp Everest Base Camp. Base Camp has no view of Mt. Everest but fantastic view of Khumbu Ice fall and colorful camp site of Everest expedition during expedition season.

Day 11:  Hike up to Kalapattar (5545m) and trek to Dzongla (4830m), max 7 hrs trek

The day starts with a hike up to Kalapattar (5545m/18188ft), the best viewpoint to witness Mt. Everest and the spectacular Himalayan range. Then trek back to Gorekshep for hot breakfast and then descend to Dzongla.

Day 12:  Dzongla to Gokyo (4800m) via Cho La pass (5368m), max 8 hrs trek

A tough and exciting day, morning cross the second pass of this adventure over Tsho-la pass ( Chola), after an breakfast follow the path leading to a steep up and then cross the glacier on the eastern side. On reaching top of the pass at an altitude of 5,367m, sometimes it will be quite challenging to traverse (in snow conditions), from the top offers amazing views of mountains with Cholatse Glacier, from here descend carefully to Thangnak. After a short walk from Thangnak, we will be at the edge of Ngozumpa glacier. Then after from the other side of the glacier we can have the view of beautiful Gokyo Lake.

Day 13:  Climb Gokyo Ri (5357m), max 4 hrs

We climb Gokyo Ri today and enjoy views of the incredible mountain vista. We can also tour the fourth Gokyo Lake today which is only 3km north of the Gokyo Village. Next, continue trekking to the 5th lake. The view from ‘Scoundrel’s Viewpoint, located at the edge of the 5th lake, is astonishing. Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makulu mountains and the huge Ngozumba Glacier are ours to admire. We trek back to Gokyo and spend the night.

Day 14:   Gokyo to Marlung (4210m) via Renjo La Pass (5360m), max 8 hrs trek

Last pass of the adventure, starting early morning towards Renjo-la, walk follows at the end of Gokyo Lake, with marvelous views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse and Taboche, and then over Renjo La pass at 5,465m, one of the most difficult section of this adventure, on reaching the top with breathtaking panorama of Mt. Cho-Oyu and other high surrounding peaks. After a nice break walk follows to a frozen ponds beneath Renjo La pass, and then descend reaching a small settlement at Lungdeng which is near to Nangpa-la pass towards Tibet. Keep walking to reach Marlung village above Bhote Koshi River up streams.

Day 15:  Marlung to Namche Bazaar, max 6 hrs trek

After breakfast at Marlung we head towards Namche Bazaar crossing the Bhote Koshi river. We then follow a lush green trail through the valley of Langmuche Khola and our hike finally brings us to the small village of Phortse where there is Laudo monastery, which  is popular among the westerners for Buddhist study and  is also a well known meditation center. Then we reach to Namche Bazaar walking through some Gompas, colorful prayer flags.

Day 16:  Namche Bazaar to Lukla, max 7 hrs

Following the morning breakfast, we continue our trek to Lukla along the Dudh Koshi River. The trail goes steeply downward with rocky terrain. Even though, we are walking the same route, we feel completely different then the before. We pass through the rhododendron, pine and oaks forest and several snow covered peaks. Overnight at loges included all the three meals.

Day 17:  Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

After the breakfast, we will check in to Lukla airport and board the plane to Kathmandu. Flight is again depended on weather conditions so delay could happen! In Kathmandu, in the the evening,we  will host a farewell dinner at one of the finest restaurant.

Day 18:  Final Departure to sweet home

Today your Nepal stay is going end !  Majestic Himalaya representative will drop you off at the airport approximately 1 hour before your scheduled flight. We wish sweet journey  for your way back to home.

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  • All airport transfers
  • Boutique Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights with breakfast
  • City tour in Kathmandu covering 4 UNESCO heritage sites
  • Flights Kathmandu–Lukla–Kathmandu (Weight limit:10 kg main baggage and 5 kg hand per passenger/flight)
  • All airport taxes
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National Park permit and TIMS)
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food and lodging
  • Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) followed by a cup of Tea/Coffee during the trek
  • 5 Nights attached bathroom (Twin room) and remaining share toilet (twin Room)
  • Seasonal fruit deserts everyday after dinner
  • Supplementary snacks (cookies and energy bar)
  • Iodine/Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Oxymeter to update oxygen status into your body during the trek
  • All government and local taxes
  • Trekking equipment such as down filled sleeping bag, walking poles and duffel bag


  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Deserts (cakes, bakes, pies and pudding)
  • Additional Hot Drinks
  • Bottled drinks
  • Boiled water
  • Electronic device re-charge
  • Hot shower
  • Wi-Fi
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance
  • Tip

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