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Everest High Pass Trek

  • Everest High Pass Trek


Everest High Pass Trek is suitable for adventure lovers because the trail is extremely challenging. More importantly, these itineraries introduce hikers to the remote and untouched Nangpa La Valley, the Sherpa village of Marlung and the monk village of Thame. Everest High pass Trek takes us to the Everest Base Camp, Kalapatthar, High Mountain pass, Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri. Furthermore, the route is extremely thrilling and includes complex passes, namely Kongma La (5,535/18,159ft), Cho La (5420m/17,782ft) and Renjo La (5,340m/17,520ft). The adventurous trekking in the Everest Three high passes requires good physical fitness and acclimatization.

Greatest period               

Mid Sept to mid Dec and March to May is the best period for the Everest High Passes Trek. The climate is fine and lukewarm with terrific views. But the nights are cold and can fall to icy level in higher altitude. Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) is also good for Everest High Passes Trek, the only problem is cold temperature. Trekking in monsoon (June, July) will be affected by rain. The hike paths are busy for the period of mid Sept to mid Dec and March to May. But in the duration of monsoon and winter the paths are not crowded and tourist can enjoy the most excellent views that nature has to present.

Summarize circuit

1st Day: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m/4264 ft)

The representative of Two Brothers Trek and Expeditions will heartily welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to hotel.You take rest and enjoy your meal in the evening. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu


2nd Day: Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation

After breakfast, we set out for the city sightseeing to the historical monuments. You will visit UNESCO world heritage sites, which include Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Darbar Squar, Bhaktapur Darbar Square, Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath and Pashupatinath. We will give you briefing about the trekking you begin from tomorrow at hotel. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu


3rd Day: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 40 minutes flight, 3 - 4 hours trek

The 40 minutes flight from Kathmandu takes us to Lukla, the gateway of the Everest region. After a short briefing and introduction, we head to Phakding, exploring the views of the surrounding. Overnight at Phakding


4th Day: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 5 - 6 hours

The trail goes along with the Dudh Koshi River with many suspension bridges. Exploring the typical Sherpa villages, we reach the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. After we pass another village, Jorsale we reach to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Namche Bazaar


5th Day: Namche Bazaar: Rest and acclimatization

On the fourth day we take rest in Namche Bazaar to get rid of altitude sickness. Since it is the acclimatization day, we can visit the local market and hike to Thame. We also get an opportunity to explore the culture and tradition of the Sherpa people. Overnight at lodge


6th Day:  Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m/12,660 ft): 5 - 6 hours

After breakfast, the trip begins through the wonderful hills and passes through the pine forest. You can enjoy the incredible view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and Mt. Thamserku. Crossing the Dudh Koshi River we reach Tengboche. Tangboche is the biggest Buddhist Monastery situated at 3,870 m altitude. Overnight at lodge in Tengboche


7th Day: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 5 - 6 hours

On the sixth day the trip begins through the hike to Pangboche village. On the way, you will see many chortens, mani walls and prayer wheels. Crossing the Imja Khola we reach Dingboche. Overnight at Dingboche


8th Day: Dingboche to Chhukung (4750m/15,580 ft): 3 - 4 hours

From Dingboche the trail ascends steeply along a rocky arid path to Chhukung. Chhukung is a beautiful village surrounded by the glaciers and Himalayas. The trek offers a wonderful view of Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Makalu and other peaks. Overnight at Chhukung


9th Day: Chhukung: Climb Chhukung Ri (5,546m) and trek back to Chhukung: 3 – 4 hours

From Chhukung we make our way along another steep rocky trail to Chhukung Ri at 5,546m. Chhukung Ri is located just above the Chhukung village. From the top, you can have the fantastic view of Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Island Peak and Thamseku. We descend back to Chhukung from Chhukung Ri. Overnight at Chhukung


10th Day: Cross to Kongma La pass (5535m/18,159ft), trek to Lobuche (4940m/16,210ft): 6 - 7 hours

We begin our trek early in the morning and cross 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 adorned with prayer flags and from east to west we have a breathtaking view of peaks and glaciers. After climbing the moraine on the far side, the trail turns north through Khumbu Glacier which takes us to Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche


11th Day: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17,594 ft): 6-7 hours

The trail to Gorak Shep from Lobuche passes through the Khumbu glacier. We walk steep up to get the top and continue though the rough rocky trail and reach Gorak Shep. After a rest, we hike further to the Everest Base Camp through the moraine route. You can enjoy the incredible view of Mt. Pumori, Mt. Nuptse and other mountains during the trek. Mt. Everest is visible only from the Everest Base Camp. Then, we descend back to Gorak Shep. Overnight at Lodge in Gorak Shep


12th Day: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545 m/18,192 ft), then to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 8 - 9 hours

We hike up to Kalapatthar early in the morning for the best sunrise view over the mountains. Kalapatthar is the best viewpoint for the Everest and other snow covered mountains. After having wonderful views of mountains, we return back to Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche


13th Day: Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m/15,850 ft): 3 - 4 hours

From Lobuche we trek downhill on a trail alongside the Khumbu Glacier. The trail passes through the stupas and tombstones. After walking for a while we begin to ascend. Crossing the Chola Tsho Lake and Chola Khola we reach Dzongla. Overnight at Dzongla


14th Day: Trek to Gokyo (4800m/15,580 ft) via Cho La pass (5368m/17,611 ft): 7 - 8 hours 

The ascent of the Cho La is very steep and not easy. At the top of the pass, we cross the icy sloping surface of the glacier. The top of the pass is marked by prayer flags and cairns. The trail becomes easier as we reach Tangnak. Leaving Thangnak the trail takes us along the eastern side of Gokyo Valley. Overnight at Gokyo Village


15th Day: Rest day in Gokyo: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357m/17,575 ft), tour 4th and 5th Gokyo lakes: 3 - 4 hours

The trail ascends to Gokyo Ri from where you can enjoy the magnificent views of the mountain panorama in the Khumbu region. We can also visit the fourth and fifth Gokyo Lake which lies north to Gokyo village. We trek back to Gokyo village and spent the night.


16th Day: Gokyo to Marlung (4210m/13,810 ft) via Renjo La Pass (5360m/17585 ft): 7 - 8 hours

Today, we trek early in the morning to complete our final pass, Renjo La at 5,345m. From the top the view of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Makalu are truly magnificent. We pass Rermo Lake and continue on down to Lungden to get to Marlung. Overnight at Marlung


17th Day: Marlung to Namche Bazaar: 5 - 6 hours

The trail descends to Thame along the old Tibetan Himalayan trade route following the Bhote Kosi River. From Thame the trail gradually descends to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Namche Bazaar


18th Day: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6 - 7 hours

From Namche Bazaar, we continue to trek down to Lukla, the last trekking day of the trip. Crossing the Phakding, Nurning and Sherpa villages we reach Lukla. Overnight at Lukla


19th Day: Lukla to Kathmandu: 40 minutes flight

In the early morning flight we fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla with the Everest scenarios. From the airport, we drive to the hotel and you can spend your rest of the time as you wish or can plan for some side trip.


20th Day: Final Departure      

Your beautiful journey to the country of Himalayas ends today. The representative of Two Brothers Trek and Expedition will drop you to the Tribhuvan International Airport before 3 hours of your scheduled flight and wishes to have a safe journey.

Trip Inclusion

What is included?

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Welcome and farewell dinners.
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the schedule.
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu).
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant     trek leader (5 trekkers: 1 assistant guide).
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

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