• Everest High Pass Trek

Everest High Pass Trek

 
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Overview

Trip facts

Duration: 22 Days

Activities: Trekking

Departure From: Kathmandu

Country: Nepal

Price: USD 2,150

Group size: Min 1-12 Min

 

Everest High Pass is a striving and escapade trekking that crosses three passes namely the Kogma La pass (5540 m), Cho La pass (5300 m) and Renjo La pass (4790 m) in the Khumbu Region. This trek connects all the main attractions of the Everest region and is arranged for those trekkers who have the enthusiasm to experience the trekking to this high Himalayas in the trail heads through isolated valleys, communities, terraces, hills and several other snowcapped peaks enclosed by memorable mountains. It also combines with the grandest Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar which adds more challenge to your trek.

This trekking commences from the scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From there, we will be trekking through several Sherpa village sideways on the trail viewing the mesmerizing mountainous views and then reach Namche Bazaar. We will spend rest of our time here acclimatizing and prepare ourselves for further trekking upwards to high altitude. From Namche Bazaar, we diverge off the beaten track following the Bhote Koshi valley through the Renjo La Pass to Gokyo Lake. Then we head to Lobuche, from where we reach to the Everest Base Camp and trek to the topmost of Kala Patthar and then to Gorakshep.

This three challenging high passes and mountain summits bids us the astonishing view of snowcapped Khumbu glacier in addition to Mount Everest (8848 m), Mount Ama Dablam (6812 m), Mount Lhotse (8516 m), Mount Nuptse (7861 m), Mount Cholatse (6440 m) and Mount Makalu (8485).

Beside mountains views, this trek covers almost all around the Everest region. Like trekking to this high craggy landscape of the High passes, you get to explore culture, traditions, and livelihood of the most inhabitants of this region, the Sherpa people.You also get to visit Buddhist monasteries and spot several rare wildlife animals including the musk deer, snow leopard, Himalayan Thar, pheasants and several other wild species on the trail. If lucky enough, you also might get to spot the mythical Yeti!

This trekking is somewhat moderate stimulating trek which necessitates an advanced level of physically and mentally trekking fitness. This challenging trek takes you to the whole circuit of the Everest Region, which makes the adventure more outstanding plus getting the glimpse of the entire Khumbu region.

This trekking can be carried out in spring from the month of March to May and in autumn from the month of September to December. However, if these months do not fit your vacation schedule or you would like to carry on some other month; we will definitely arrange and customize the itinerary according to your schedule. For further information or if you want to inquire more about this Everest High Pass trek, please simply contact or write to us.

Here we provide you the detailed itinerary for the Everest High Pass below:

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Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu

You will be welcomed by the representative of Accent Himalaya after your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport and drop you to the hotel. At noon, we will discuss our trip. You will be invited to dinner for Nepali food.

  A 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

  Welcome Dinner

  Airport Pickup and Hotel Transfer in a Private Car

Day 2 : Trek Preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour

Today we will be going to sightsee some sites of the Kathmandu valley. We visit some historical places like Basantapur, Patan and religious place like the Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, etc.

  A 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

  Breakfast and Dinner

  Sightsee Kathmandu in a Private Car

Day 3 : Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652 m & 8699 feet) Duration: 3 hours

We will take the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla with an awesome vision of the hills and peaks. After landing we will trek for Phakding with arresting view of the green landscape and amazing view of Kusum Kangraru.

  Tea House or Trekking Lodge

  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 : Trek Namche Bazaar (3440 m & 11283 feet) Duration: 6 hour

Our journey will start after breakfast following the River Dudh Khosi, ascending through the Himalayan pine forest and cedar forests, to the celebrated village of Namche  Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the historical treading point of Nepali Tibetan, exchanging salt dried meat textiles weapons etc.  

Namche Bazaar is the point of attraction for tourist because of the market of the traditional crafts. We will spend two days in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. We will visit and observe the views of the Namche Bazaar. On the hiking, we will capture our glimpses of Mount Everest and others.

  Tea House or Trekking Lodge

  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 : Namche Bazar and Everest View Hotel

Today we acclimatize the Namche Bazaar and we also hike to Syanboche Airport (3700 m), which is supposed to be the highest airport, and we continue to climb to Everest View Point Hotel. We can see the great panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Tawache etc. on the way back to Namche Bazaar, we will visit Sherpa culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallary.    

  Tea House or Trekking Lodge

  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 : Trek to Tengboche (3860 m & 12660 feet) Duration: 5 hours

We trek to the uniform and easy trail towards the view of Mount Everest, deep descending into the Dudh Khosi Valley at Pungki Thanka. From there we ascend the right flank of the Dudh Koshi Valley to Tengboche Monastery (3860 m). It is the spiritual center of the Khumbu’s. Then after our journey is much longer but the heart touching and refreshing views of Mt. Amadablam and Mt. Everest with surrounding peaks (on a clear day) makes the trip easy and romantic. 

  Tea House or Trekking Lodge

  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 : Trek to Dingboche (4410 m & 14464 feet) Duration: 5 hours

Descending through the beautiful forest, we will cross the Imja Khola and pass through the village of the Tengboche. Our adventure is going to be more interesting because you won’t lose altitude same as other days, enjoying the amazing views of the Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse, and other peaks. Finally, we will reach the Dingboche also known as the “summer valley“.    

  Tea House or Trekking Lodge

  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8: Trek to Chhukung (4700 m & 15416 feet) Duration: 2 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse

Today we will trek to Chhukung (4700 m,15416 ft) and stay there.

  Tea House or Trekking Lodge

  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9 : Hiking to Chhukung Ri (5540m/18171ft)

Today we will be hiking to Chhukung Ri (5540 m, 18171 ft) and again come back to Chhukung. And we stay in Chhukong at the guesthouse.

  Tea House or Trekking Lodge

  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 : Trek to Lobuche (4910 m & 16104 feet) via Kongma La pass (5335 m & 17498 feet) Duration: 7-8 hours

Our journey starts with the first light trekking from Chhukung as we have to conquest the highest pass of the trip today. Because there is no any tea shop or any stall we carry plenty of water, some snacks, and a packed lunch.

The remoteness and the absolute nature will be really enjoyed. We have an option to choose the possible way - either we walk back down to Bibre and follow the Niyang Khola or climb over to the northwest of Chhukung over the moraine of the Nuptse Glacier. After some walk, we can reward by great views of Island peak-valley and ridge of the Amphu Lapcha. Ascending the east side of Nyang Khola valley we turn west and walk through the sloppy stone trail

We will pass through a wide basin dotted with small frozen lakes. Upon reaching the top, we will able to see cairn wrapped in prayer flags, - marks of the pass. We will climb the moraine on the far side and our trail turns north through Khumbu Glacier which takes us to Lubuche.

  Tea House or Trekking Lodge

  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11 : Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364 m & 17594 feet) & back to Gorekshep (5181 m & 16994 feet) Duration: 8 hours

Our journey is for Kala Patthar - the best vantage point to view the entire south face of Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks. Around a couple of hours, we will get to Gorekshep, and continue our journey to the Everest base camp.

There is not much elevation gain but there are a lot of ups and downs and, combined with altitude that can be an exhausting trek but the journey is worth it. After approximately 3 hrs of hiking, we will reach the base camp and enjoy an attractive view of the Khumbu glacier and snowfall.

  Tea House or Trekking Lodge

  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12 : Hiking to Kala Patthar (5545 m & 18188 feet) - Gorekshep and trek to Dzongla (4830 m & 15840 feet) Duration: 7 hours

Today we start with hiking up to Kalapattar (5545 m, 18188 ft) which is the best viewpoint to witness Mt. Everest and the spectacular Himalayan range. Then we trek back to Gorekshep for hot breakfast and then descend to Dzongla.

  Tea House or Trekking Lodge

  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13 : Trek to Dragnak/Thangna (4700 m & 15415 feet) via crossing Cho La pass (5420 m & 17780 feet) Duration: 7 hrs

Our day starts by climbing to Chola-la crossing over and descending one more time to Thanga.

  Tea House or Trekking Lodge

  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14 : Trek to Gokyo Lakes (4790 m & 15710 feet) Duration: 2-3 hours

Today we will trek to Gokyo Lake crossing over Ngozumpa Glacier. Gokyo village stands by the third lake and Cho-Oyu Mountain as a backdrop sets an amazing spectacular sight at this juncture. After lunch, you may explore around the Lake Dudh Pokhari.

  Tea House of Trekking Lodge

  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 15 : Hiking to Gokyo Ri (5483 m & 19083 feet) and back to Gokyo Lake, Duration 3-4 hours

Early in the morning, we have a steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri ample rewards to one attempt this trip. There are stunning views of the amazing Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas (Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu  Cho-Oyu and Gychung Kang). Those who explore the glacier and Gokyo peak are highly rewarded with amazing views. This day we have for acclimatization and afternoon back to the camp.

  Tea House or Trekking Lodge

  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 16 : Trek to Lunden (4300 m & 14104 feet) via crossing Renjo La pass (5340 m & 17843 feet) Duration: 7 hours

The crossing of the Renjo La Pass will be exciting and challenging as we descend into remoteness northern Valley where access is restricted and the landscape is progressively that of the Tibetan Valleys beyond the border. There is a chance we will meet Tibetan Traders descending from the Nangpa La pass that leads through the Himalayas from Tibet with their caravans of woolly yaks laden with goods.

  Tea House or Trekking Lodge

  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 17 : Trek to Thame (3800 m & 13464 feet) Duration: 4 hours

Early in the morning, we take our breakfast and then trek down to Thame, much more amazing snow peaks. We might have a chance to meet Tibetan trader encampments along the way for pictures of a rare lifestyle. About 150 meters above Thame, there is a Thame Monastery, a picturesque monastery set among the many homes of monks and lay people. It's perched on the side of a hill overlooking the valley. This is the place for the celebration of the Mani Rimdu festival that is held in the middle of May each year.

  Tea House or Trekking Lodge

  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 18 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m & 11283 feet) Duration: 4 hrs

Today we are going trek following the flat, descending to rest place Thamo. Then after we will be heading towards to Namche Bazaar.

  Tea House or Trekking Lodge

  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 19 : Trek to Lukla (2800 m & 9184 feet) Duration: 7 hours

Our journey continues along the side of the Dudh Koshi River to the small mountain airstrip at Lukla, where we will be going to take our flight to Kathmandu. 

  Tea House or Trekking Lodge

  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu

We will come back to Kathmandu through flight with amazing memories of the entire journey. Our journey might be of 30 minutes.

  A 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

  Breakfast & Dinner

  Airport Pickup and Hotel Transfer in a Private Car

Day 21 : Leisure day

Spend the day in Kathmandu, to rest or to explore, as per your inclination.

  A 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

  Breakfast & Farewell Dinner

Day 22 : Final Departure and Farewell

Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight, a representative from the Accent Himalaya will take you to the airport. If you have more time, you can do some shopping or sightseeing.

  Breakfast

  Airport Drop Off in a Private Car

Includes and Excludes

What's Includes

  • Airport pick up, drop and all ground transports in private vehicle
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast at a 2 or 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Twin sharing lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu - Lukla, and Lukla - Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (if needed)
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee.
  • TIMS Fee (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • Farewell dinner
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Not Include in the cost

  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple entry tourist visa, good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos and cash for the Visa.)
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain other than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) other than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

Trip Note

 

Accommodation for Everest High Pass

Accent Himalaya manages its best to provide good food and comfortable accommodation. During your stay in Kathmandu, standard hotels (rated 2-3 stars) will be provided (for 4 nights). However, if you are willing to pay more, we can arrange some luxurious room from 4-5 star hotels.

But once you set out for Everest High Pass trek, normal lodges or Teahouse will be arranged where you get a normal bed and pillow. A few lodges have electric lights but others rely on candle lights or lanterns. Nevertheless, there will be a good provision of food. All the lodges are booked prior to your trekking but in some cases, they cannot be booked in advance. In such a case, you need to show willingness since it is an adventurous trekking and some facilities are limited to the high mountains.

Meals and Drinks for Everest High Pass

All the meals and breakfast required for you are included in our package. Dinner and breakfast will be served in the same lodge where you spend overnight and the team leader or guide will find you a good place for lunch on the way to your destination. We recommend you to carry water purification pills along with you as normal water will be provided free of cost. If you wish to drink bottled water, they are available in the shop and tea houses. However, bottled water and liquors are not included in the package.

Luggage/Backpack for Everest High Pass

During your trek, your main luggage will be carried by our porters and you will be carrying a small backpack with your water bottle, camera, tissue paper, towel, or other gears that you need to use frequently. The clothes and gears that you don’t need can be packed and left in the locker or safe deposit box in the hotel free of cost.

Normal weight limit at Nepal’s domestic airline is 15 kg including your hand carry and in case you exceed the limit, you need to pay the extra amount which is not included in our package.

Guide/Porter on Trek

Accent Himalaya provides you a very trained and experienced trekking guide who will handle all the logistics and other issues that may emerge during your trek. We have the best provision of very loyal and honest porters who will carry 20 kg from two tourists (10 kg each). If you are trekking in a bigger group (more than 10 people in a group), we will provide you an additional guide.

Group Size, Guide, and Crew Member

Accent Himalaya organizes Everest High Pass trek from a minimum of a single person to maximum of 12 people in a group at once. However, larger groups trek can be arranged by splitting the groups. One guide is provided for up to 6 trekkers and 2 guides are provided up to 16 trekkers. One porter is provided for 2 trekkers. The guide will be in the same hotel or lodge where you are accommodated but porter might be placed somewhere else during your trip.

Personal Expenses on Trek

A personal expense literally depends upon your personal habit; whether you are alcoholic or non-alcoholic, extravagant or thrifty and so on. Normally, the cost of the meal and accommodation during the trek are covered in our package and you will be liable to pay for table drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages), snacks while trekking, souvenirs, hot shower (available at some places) tips to the guide and porters, meals during your stay at Kathmandu (a normal meal costs $ 5-7 in Kathmandu) as well as the entrance fees during your city tour to different places in Kathmandu (approximately $ 25). Tips to the guide and porter are your personal choice. However, we advise you to give tip and allocate 5-10 percent of your total tour cost if you are satisfied with their service.

Gears Available in Kathmandu

All the necessary gears required for the trek are available in Kathmandu at a reasonable price or even you can hire them. Hence, you don’t have to spend a large amount of money for your trip preparation in your home country.

A Typical Day on Trek

On a usual day, you are required to walk for 4-6 hours every day. After having breakfast, you will set out for the day’s walk for 3-4 hours until midday and stop for lunch. After lunch, you continue to your destination. The after lunch walk is comparatively shorter and can reach the destination within next couple of hours. On some particular days, you will get to reach your destination at lunchtime and after that, you can take rest and enjoy the remaining hours. After reaching your destination of the day, you can relax, stretch your body, take a shower, read some books, roam around or even play cards in a group.

Our Greetings at Airport

We advise you to flow the information of your international flight details after you confirm your Everest High Pass Trekking with Accent Himalaya for our meeting and greetings. Right after you cross the Customs and check out of the terminal building, you will find our representative holding a placard with your name or the name of the company (Accent Himalaya) and drop you to your hotel in a private car. In case you have booked the hotel by yourself, we suggest you inform us in advance the name of the hotel you are about to stay so that our representative can drop you to your hotel and would be easier to meet with the team leader or the guide. 

Flight Delay at Kathmandu and Lukla

The Twin Otter Plane is the only mode of transportation to and from Lukla on this tour. Sometimes flights to and from Lukla may be canceled due to sudden changes in mountain weather. So, we have kept an additional day at the end of the tour on our trekking itinerary to use it in case of flight delayed or canceled.

So, if the flights cancel for 2 or more days, we will charter a helicopter to ensure you are on a scheduled flight to your home or other destination and the cost of this extra service is payable directly to our office at Kathmandu. If you have to use this service in US dollars or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards only), we will provide you the receipt of the payment with which you can claim the amount from your insurance company. The minimum cost for helicopter charter will be US $500 and the maximum US $3500 depending on the number of people in the flight.

Itinerary and Possible Changes to it

Our normal Itinerary includes 22 days for your trek which is the most usual and practical. In the package, the days of your arrival and departure and a day of city tour are also counted. In case you managed further schedule, you want to exclude those days for our service and just want us to help you with the trekking part, upon your request, we can rearrange and adjust the itinerary and let you know about the final cost for the trip.

Also, you can extend or shorten your trek if you feel it’s necessary with consulting our guide on the way to your destination. We recommend you to finish the trek within the last day mentioned in our package as many unforeseen circumstances may befall at any time.

Insurance/Rescue/Evacuation

Health, Safety, and Security of the clients are always our top most priority. So, In case of a serious sickness or any mishaps, while you are on Everest High Pass Trek (which we believe will not happen), we will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital to save your life and you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation/rescue. So, please make sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy before assigning for the trek or you have to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Please ensure that you’ve insured yourself before doing the trip and visit Nepal Travel insurance page for more info about it.

Booking and Payment

You are required to make 20% (non-refundable) payment in advance in order to confirm and book Everest High Pass trekking along with a photocopy of your passport and flight details (arrival detail, flight name, number and time) and the remaining 80% balance is due when you arrive in Nepal. You have an option of paying the advance by bank transfer or credit card. So, do let us know which modes of payment are convenient for you, then we will forward the details of payment. We accept Pay Pal.

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