Everest High Passes Trek

  • 20 Days
  • US$ 1499
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Accommodation: Lodge to lodge
  • Max. Altitude: 5535m.
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Trip Highlights

  • Kathmandu city heritage tour.

  • Scenic Mountain flight to Lukla.

  • Sherpa culture, lifestyle. and traditional villages.

  • Buddhist monasteries, stupas, and other monuments.

  • Beautiful valleys, rivers, glaciers, green hills.

  • Stunning Everest Himalayan range.

  • Top viewpoints like Tengboche, Kalapathar, Gokyo Ri, Everest view hotel, and Renjo La top.

  • Beautiful Gokyo lakes.

  • Wildlife and the vegetation.

  • Hidden valley Thame. 

Everest High Passes Trek is a highly adventurous excursion in the Everest region of Nepal. Crossing the challenging and technical high passes over 5000 meters, you can feel sublimity at the lap of Mt. Everest. Renjo La pass, Cho La pass and Khongma La pass are the three passes that also include a side trip to the Everest base camp and Gokyo Ri.

Everest three high passes trek begins from Lukla. Another option is to begin from Jiri and follow the trail used by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary. Passing the Dudh Koshi valleys, you reach to Monjo from where the entry of Sagarmatha National Park begins. Then you reach to the Namche Bazaar and take an exploration hiking to the Everest view hotel and Khumjung valley. If you are on Friday and Saturday at Namche, there will be the weekly market so you can visit this market too. This weekly market is dedicated to local supplies. The trek leads you through Tengbuche and Dingbuche to the lap of the world’s highest peak- Mt. Everest (8848m) after crossing the highest pass of the Everest- Khongma La Pass (5555m). Visiting Mt. Everest base camp, you descend to Dzongla and cross the technical Cho La pass (5367m) to reach the Gokyo valley, there you will see some beautiful lakes.  The views of Everest region peaks, including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Makalu and other can be explored. As the views seen from Gokyo Ri can be also seen from Renjo La (5340m). Not only the mountains, the old monasteries with re-incarnated lamas, Sherpa culture, but the lifestyle, flora and fauna are also the other attractions of Everest high pass trek. You directly head and cross the pass and descend all the way to Phakding and gradually reach Lukla.

Frolic Adventure is dedicated to lead you through the technical high passes of the Everest region and offer you the lifetime experience. Our itineraries can be customized, guides are professional and services are outstanding.

Outline Itinerary

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

Cost included

  • Airport picks up and drops by private car/van/bus.
  • 4 nights Accommodation in 2/3 star standard hotel including breakfast as per the above itinerary twin sharing basis.
  • Private car/van/bus for the cultural tour.
  • All ground and air transportations during the trip.
  • Your standard meals BLD during the trek with a cup of hot tea/coffee in breakfast
  • All necessary paper works, national park entry permits, TIMS card and monument entrance fees
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for the guide and porter.
  • An arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Frolic Adventure invites you farewell dinner on last night.
  • All government taxes (Gst) and Stationery expenses.

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan international airport  (Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos & 25 USD.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Lunch and dinner while you are in Kathmandu.
  • All entry fees for heritage sites.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Sweet things like dessert/chocolate.
  • Hot shower/batteries charge/heater during the trek.
  • International airfare.
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver. 
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.

Trip Map

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m.)On our first arrival at the Kathmandu Tribhuwan airport, we meet a representative from FrolicAdventure than he takes us to our hotel in Kathmandu with private transport and after our refreshment in a couple of hours, we meet a manager of the company for our trip meeting. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02Kathmandu full day city tour.Our Experienced tour guide meets us in our hotel with a private transport and takes us to four world heritage sites. we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath, and Bouddhanath today and our guide briefs about these areas, culture, religion, history, art and the architecture than we drive back to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 03Fly to Lukla(2840m.) and trek to Phakding (2610m.)3 hrs.After about a half an hour scenic mountain flight to Lukla, we have a short break here to have a cup of hot drink and prepare the trek. We trek only about 3 hours following the forest, mountain view, crossing suspension bridges, and the traditional villages, we reach Phakdaing. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 04Trek from phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m.)6 hours.Today the second day of our trek and it is bit long day takes about 6-7 hours including 2 hours climb. After walking about 3 and a half hours walking by crossing 3 suspension bridges on the same river, we reach Jorsalle where we stop for the lunch. after our lunch, we cross two bridges including the highest bridge. We ascend through the pine forest for 2 hours to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is one of the most beautiful town in the Everest region trek. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 05Explore day at Namche bazar for acclimatization.After this place, we go to the higher areas so we need to have an acclimatization day in here. We hike up to the Everest view hotel viewpoint passing the Syangboche airport. We see the scenic Everest massif including the world's highest mountain Everest and the most beautiful mountain Amadablam. we have some hot drinks in the Everest view hotel with superb view and hike back to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 06Trek from Namche to Tengbuche (3860m.)5 hrs.We trek on the mountain highway which made by an old local man to whom we can see along the trail. We pass some beautiful stupas with the same view of the mountain which we would have been seen from the Everest view hotel until the place called Kyangjuma. We reach Sanasa and the trail divides to Gokyo and the Everest base camp sides from here than we trek all the way to the river down to Phungkitenga. We have our lunch here than ascend to Tengboche through the rhododendron, pine and other forests. We visit the Tengboche monastery in Tengboche. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 07Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m.)5 hours.Today is an easy day of our trek with a stunning view. We trek to downhill to Deboche and walk on the flat trail inside the forest. Now we cross a bridge with the great view of the Amadablam mountain and ascend for a while until Pangboche and Somare village. Crossing Somare, we have an easy trail and we take to the right trail to Dingboche. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 08Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung(4730m.)3 hrs.We have one of the shortest days of our trek today. We only walk 3 hours on the easy trail with the view of Amadablam, Lhotse, Island peak and others. We follow to the Imja valley and arrive Chhukung. We hike a little bit higher for our acclimatization walk towards Chhukung Ri and come back to Chhukung. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 09Trek from Chhukung to Lobuche(4910m.) via kongma la (5535m.)8-9 hrs.Today we have the highest pass of our three passes trek. We steeply ascend about 4 hours to the top from where we see the stunning panoramic view of the mountains and the Khumbu glacier. after taking some pictures from the top and have our pack lunch, we start descending towards Lobuche. We cross the Khumbu glacier before reaching Lobuche. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 10Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5140m.) and hike to Everest Base Camp (5364m.)8 hrs. in total.We make the base camp of the highest mountain in the world today. We have an early breakfast and start early and trek to Gorakshep by passing glacier and Lobuche pass. It takes around 3 hours to Gorakshep and we have some quick lunch than the hike to the Everest base camp. After our celebration of the being at the base camp, and taking some photos, and hike back to Gorakshep. The hike from Gorakshep to Gorakshep takes about 4-5 hours. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 11Hike to Kalapatthar(5545m.) and trek to Dzongla (4830m.)6 hrs.We hike in the early morning to Kalapathar to see panoramic 360 degrees Everest mountain view and very close view of the Everest. Hike to the top of the Kalapathar takes about 2 hours. We take some shots from the top and hike back to the lodge. Here we have our breakfast and start our trek to Dzongla via Lobuche. We trek with the beautiful mountain view and Cholo lake. We may see some group of the yaks along the trail to Dzongla. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 12Trek from Dzongla to Thaknak (4700m) via Cho La Pass (5360m.)7 hrs. We trek with the flashlight after an early breakfast at the lodge here towards the Chola pass. The trail is rocky and falling the rocks after the sun heat. After crossing the rocky path, we walk on the sleepy icy trail just before the top. Here we take some photos and trek down with rocky path again. It takes about half an hour to cross the rocky path then we have nice, clear and the easy trail downhill until we reach Thangnak. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 13Trek from Thaknak to Gokyo valley (4790m.)3 hrs. and visit 5th lake(4990m.)5 hrs.Today we cross the biggest glacier of the Everest region after Thangnak to Gokyo. we trek about 3 hours to Gokyo. We have our lunch and hike to the fifth lake or 4th lake according to our time or just hanging around Gokyo by enjoying the view of the lake and mountains. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 14Hike to Gokyo RI (5360m) and overnight at Gokyo.Today we hike to Gokyo Ri which is the most beautiful views in the Everest region. We see the stunning mountain view all around us from the top after 2 hours of our hike. The bigger part of the Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho-Oyu high mountains above eight thousand meters can be seen with hundreds of the other mountain from the top of Gokyo Ri. We see the lakes, huge glacier and the Gokyo valley downwards from here and hike back to Gokyo. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 15Trek from Gokyo(4790m.) to Marulung(4210m.) via renjo la pass(5360m.)7 hrs.We start the earlier trek in the morning to cross the Renjola. Renjo La top has the similar view as from Gokyo Ri. It takes about 3 hours to be on the top. Renjola is one of the easiest pass among other high passes. After the pass, we trek down with the great view and pass one small lake. After a long downhill, we reach Marulung. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 16Trek from Marulung to Namche bazar(3440m.)6 hrs.We pass the hidden valley Thame after our few hour treks where is the oldest monastery of the Khumbu region. we may have quick visit the monastery and trek to Namche crossing the village Thamo. The trek to Namche is nice and quite. we may see some Nepali national birds along the trail to Namche. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 17Trek from Namche bazar to Lukla (2840m.)6-7 hrs.The trail to us today is usual that we have been passed a few days earlier. We trek downwards through the pine forest and cross the same five bridges before reaching Phakding. We stop for our lunch in Phakding than we trek another 3 hours to Lukla. We may visit the bars and the coffee shops where we celebrate our the last night of mountain stay. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 18morning flight back to Kathmandu and have farewell dinner with the company. This is the day that we come back to the city to the noisy place. We transfer to the hotel and be fresh. We have the farewell dinner with Frolic Adventure this evening. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 19Leisure day and shopping.We may have some other heritage tour or do souvenir shopping for the friends and family today and hang around Thamel. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 20Departure to international airport for your final flight.Frolic Adventure takes us to the international airport with a private transportation and says goodbye until our next visit.

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