Everest High Pass Lodge Trek

  • Oct 26, 2019
  • Rajesh Thapaliya
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Seeing the highest peak in the world smiling at you from above with its sparkling white snow must have made its way in your bucket list at least once. If not, then add it now! The magnificent panoramic view of Mt. Everest is not a sight to miss out.

Cho La Pass
Cho La Pass

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One of the most challenging routes, the route for Everest High Pass Lodge Trek covers not only the breathtaking view at the top but also presents a chance to enjoy in the peaceful nature and rich culture of the Khumbu region- an adventure no less than actual peak climbing experience.

The beautiful gorges, rivers, and glaciers along with the peaceful nature of Sherpa villages will provide you with a sense of spiritual peace you have never felt before.

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Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m.)
  • Day 02: Kathmandu full day city tour.
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2840m.) and trek to Phakding (2610m.)3 hrs.
  • Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m.)6 hours.
  • Day 05: Explore day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization.
  • Day 06: Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3860m.)5 hrs.
  • Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m.)5 hours.
  • Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung (4730m.)3 hrs.
  • Day 09: Trek from Chhukung to Lobuche (4910m.) via Kongma la (5535m.)8-9 hrs.
  • Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5140m.) and hike to Everest Base Camp (5364m.) 8 hrs. in total.
  • Day 11: Hike to Kalapatthar (5545m.) and trek to Dzongla (4830m.)6 hrs.
  • Day 12: Trek from Dzongla to Thaknak (4700m) via Cho La Pass (5360m.)7 hrs.
  • Day 13: Trek from Thaknak to Gokyo valley (4790m.)3 hrs. And visit 5th lake (4990m.)5 hrs.
  • Day 14: Hike to Gokyo RI (5360m) and overnight at Gokyo.
  • Day 15: Trek from Gokyo (4790m.) to Marulung (4210m.) via Renjo la pass (5360m.)7 hrs.
  • Day 16: Trek from Marulung to Namche Bazaar (3440m.)6 hrs.
  • Day 17: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2840m.)6-7 hrs.
  • Day 18: Morning flight back to Kathmandu and have farewell dinner with the company.
  • Day 19: Leisure day and shopping.
  • Day 20: Departure to the international airport for your final flight.

Adventure Everest Trek

  1. Everest 3 Passes Trek
  2. Cho La Pass Trek
  3. Renjo La Pass Trek

Detailed Itinerary

Lukla Airport
Lukla Airport

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

  • Altitude: 1350m
  • Highlights: Visit the tourist hub of Nepal, Thamel.
  • Accommodation: Hotels
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

The first day of the journey, you will enjoy the busy streets of Kathmandu, experiencing the feeling of calm and chaotic at the same time. One of our representatives will greet you at the airport upon your arrival at the International airport and drive to your accommodation. On the evening you can enjoy your time in the tourist hub of Nepal, Thamel where you can shop for your trekking gears and equipment as well as exchange money.

Day 02: Kathmandu full day city tour.

  • Altitude: 1340m
  • Highlights: Visit the UNESCO world heritage sites
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

The second day, you will tour around the hustling and bustling streets of Kathmandu enriched with a rich history of culture and traditions. You can visit the holy Pashupatinath Temple, one of the most famous Hindu Temples devoted to Lord Shiva. Boudhanath Stupa, the largest Stupa in Nepal, which is also an acclaimed world heritage site can also be one of your destinations.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding

  • Altitude: 2840m (Lukla) & 2610m (Phakding)
  • Trekking Hours: 30 mins. Flight+ approximately 3 hrs.
  • Highlights: Experience the thrilling mountain flight to Lukla.
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Your third day you will enjoy the thrilling flight to reach Lukla enjoying the beautiful scenic view of hills and mountains from above and marvelling over the natural diversity of Nepal. From Lukla, you will walk down for about 3 hours along the gradual slope to reach the small village of Phakding. You will spend your night in one of the tea houses in Phakding.

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar

  • Altitude: 3440m
  • Trekking Hours: About 6 hours
  • Highlights: Enjoy your time in the ancient Namche Bazaar and the beautiful view of high mountains.
  • Accommodation: Tea Houses
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Your fourth day will begin with a trek uphill towards Namche Bazaar from Phakding enjoying the rugged paths and peaceful Nature. You will have to pass many suspension bridges along the way which connect the road across deep mountain gorges and rivers. Your final destination for the fourth day is the ancient Namche Bazaar holding the stories of Sherpas, rooting from centuries back. The beautiful Namche Bazaar with the curious mountain ranges peeking from behind the traditional houses will be the highlight of this day.

Day 05: Explore day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization.

  • Altitude: 3440m
  • Highlights: The beautiful shrines and the view of sunrise and sunset from Everest View Hotel
  • Accommodation: Tea Houses
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

You will give your body some time to acclimatize and get used to the altitude. Your day will start with the view of sunrise from the peaks of Khumbu Valley along with a cup of tea in the famous Everest View Hotel. You will hike around Namche Bazaar visiting the Sherpa museum along the way. View of peaks like Ama Dablam, Tawache, Kantega, Thamserku and Everest will greet you from above as you enjoy yourself in the beautiful city. If you please, you can also visit Khumjung Village, which is the biggest Sherpa village in the Everest Region and also visit the famous Hillary School.

Day 06: Trek from Namche to Tengboche

  • Altitude: 3860m
  • Trekking hours: Approximately 5 hrs.
  • Highlights: The beautiful view of the mountains along with the peaceful forest.
  • Accommodation: Tea Houses
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

From Namche, you will then start going down the winding paths towards the river beds enjoying the panoramic view of Ama Dablam, Everest, Thamserku, and other surrounding peaks. As you reach the river you will then start climbing upwards towards Tengboche enjoying the deep tropical forests with wild animals running around in their natural habitat. At Tengboche, you can enjoy the close-up view of Mt. Kantega (6783m) along with the famous Tengboche Monastery.

Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche

  • Altitude: 4410m
  • Trekking Hours: Approximately 5 hrs.
  • Highlights: View the beautiful Imja River and close up view of Ama Dablam
  • Accommodation: Tea Houses
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

The trek to Dingboche is exciting as you walk through the deep tropical forests and suspensions bridges overlooking the beautiful Imja River. Your walk across the valleys will be even more enjoyable as you visit the beautiful stupas with snow-white walls, mirroring the mountains. A close-up view of Ama Dablam can be viewed from Dingboche as you walk your way across from the small village of Pangboche.

Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung

  • Altitude: 4730m
  • Trekking Hours: Approximately 3 Hrs
  • Highlights: View of Ice Lake and a panoramic view of mountains
  • Accommodation: Tea Houses
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

This will be your acclimatization day so you will walk towards the neighbouring village to Dingboche i.e. Chhukung where you will rest. If you want, you can also visit Chhukung RI at the height of 5500m. The breathtaking view of ice Lake of Imja Tsho will greet you at the destination along with the view of Island Peak, Amphu Lapcha and Baruntse Base Camp.

Day 09: Trek from Chhukung to Lobuche (4910m.) via Kongma la (5535m.) 8-9 hrs.

  • Altitude: 4910m (Lobuche) & 5535m (Kongma La)
  • Trekking Hours: Approximately 8-9 Hours
  • Highlights: Stunning view of Tawache and Cholatse and trail filled with memorials for climbers
  • Accommodation: Tea Houses
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

After a small incline from Chhukung, you will reach the village of Dughla from where the stunning view of Tawache (6495m) and Cholatse (6440m) will greet you. As you pass the Kongma La pass further up the trail you will walk along the stretch of the Khumbu Glaciers. Along the trail, you will get to see the line of memorials made in remembrance of all the lost climbers and Sherpas and their brave souls. The trail moves downwards after that for a little while to finally reach Lobuche.

Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep and hike to Everest Base Camp

  • Altitude: 5140m (Gorakshep) & 5364m (Everest Base Camp)
  • Trekking Hours: Approximately 8 Hrs.
  • Highlights: First unobstructed view of Mt. Pumori, Mt. Everest, and its surrounding peaks.
  • Accommodation: Tea Houses
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

The trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep is strenuous. The trail is more steep and rough as you pass through the sides of the Khumbu glacier. After a gruelling trek upward you are greeted with the beautiful view of Pumori. Your trek here will be challenging since you will pass through moraines, rocky dunes, and small streams to finally reach Everest Base Camp where your view will be of Mt. Everest along with Mt. Nuptse and Kalapatthar. Your base for the night will be a small village in Gorakshep by the Khumbu Icefall.

Day 11: Hike to Kalapatthar and trek to Dzongla

  • Altitude: 5545 (Kalapatthar) &4830 (Dzongla)
  • Trekking Hours: Approximately 6 Hrs.
  • Highlights: Experience the 360 views of Mt. Everest and the stunning view of Cho La Lake
  • Accommodation: Tea Houses
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

For the trek to Kalapatthar, you will be walking through the snow-covered slope to reach the top of the mountain from where you can view the breathtaking unobstructed view of Mount Everest. The Himalayas of Khumbu Valley greets you from this point including Pumori, Lobuche, Nuptse, Lhotse, and others. After viewing the stunning mountain ranges you will then descend back to Gorakshep and walk down the steep path to finally reach Dzongla. Along the way to Dzongla, you will also get to view the glistening Cho La Lake.

Day 12: Trek from Dzongla to Thaknak via Cho La Pass

  • Altitude: 4700m (Thaknak) & 5360m (Cho La Pass)
  • Trekking Hours: Approximately 7 Hrs.
  • Highlights: Visit the top of Cho La Pass for a stunning view of mountains from above
  • Accommodation: Tea Houses
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

From Dzongla, you will walk up the steady incline towards Cho La Pass. The trek is tiring and hard but the view of stunning mountain peaks like Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Taboche and others will surely make your trip worthwhile. Passing along the steep glaciers you will finally reach your destination for the day Thaknak.

Day 13: Trek from Thaknak to Gokyo valley and visit 5th lake

  • Altitude: 4790m (Gokyo Valley) & 4990m (5th Lake)
  • Trekking Hours: 3 Hrs. + 5 Hrs.
  • Highlights: Spectacular view of frozen lakes along the way.
  • Accommodation: Lodges or Tea Houses
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Your trek for the day will start with the hike across the Ngozumpa glacier to view the mesmerizing ice lakes along with the stunning view of Cho Oyu. Along the main Gokyo trail, you will get to view the third and fourth lake. Here we will take a diversion to view the mesmerizing 5th lake and then travel back to Gokyo for rest.

Day 14: Hike to Gokyo RI and overnight at Gokyo.

  • Altitude: 5360m (Gokyo RI)
  • Highlights: View the stunning mountain range from Gokyo RI.
  • Accommodation: Tea Houses
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

You will spend your day trekking for a short while along the north side of Dudh Pokhari to reach Gokyo RI. From here you can enjoy the view of Lhotse, Makalu, Everest, Cho Oyu, Cholatse and Taboche.

Renjo La Pass
View from Renjo La

Day 15: Trek from Gokyo to Marulung via Renjo La Pass

  • Altitude: 4210m (Marulung) and 5360m (Renjo La Pass)
  • Trekking Hours: Approximately 7 Hrs.
  • Highlights: Mesmerizing view of mountains and Angladumba Tsho Lake
  • Accommodation: Teahouses
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

You will trek along the Gokyo Lake to reach Renjo La pass with a spectacular view of the Khumbu peaks like Mt. Everest. The path from the pass is made up of stone staircases so you will make your way down towards the Angladumba Tsho, a small lake by the base. Finally, your night will be spent on a small village of Marulung.

Day 16: Trek from Marulung to Namche bazaar

  • Altitude: 3440m
  • Trekking Hours: 6hrs
  • Highlights: Get to experience the natural diversity of the trail.
  • Accommodation: Tea Houses
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

From here the trip downwards gets easier. Following the rivers, valleys and small villages along the way you will walk downhill towards the beautiful Namche Bazaar where you will spend the night.

Day 17: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla

  • Altitude: 2840m
  • Trekking hours: 6-7 hours
  • Highlights: Walk along the lush green forest paths with the flora and fauna
  • Accommodation: Tea Houses
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

The path down from Namche Bazaar to Lukla is full of natural wonders. You will be winding your way down to Lukla along the lush tropical forest enjoying your time with the diverse flora and fauna.

Day 18: Morning flight back to Kathmandu and have farewell dinner with the company.

  • Altitude: 2840m
  • Highlights: Thrilling flight above the mountains.
  • Accommodation: Hotels
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Early morning, you will be taking your flight back to Kathmandu, saying your farewell to the steep mountain paths as it is the end of your journey on foot. You will be able to relive your memories with the thrilling flight back to Kathmandu.

Day 19: Leisure day and shopping.

  • Altitude: 1340m
  • Highlights: Rest day and exiting shopping trips
  • Accommodation: Hotels
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Once back in Kathmandu you can enjoy your rest day with small shopping trips on the streets of Kathmandu. You can buy beautiful artefacts and handmade goods to take back to your home as a souvenir and enjoy the rest of the day strolling around Kathmandu.

Day 20: Departure to the international airport for your final flight.

You will drive back to Tribhuvan International Airport where you will bid farewell and go along with your journey back to your home.

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Rajesh Thapaliya

Rajesh Thapaliya

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