Duration: 22 Days
Departure From: Kathmandu
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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Day 1 : Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
Day 2 : Trek Preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour
Day 3 : Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652 m & 8699 feet) Duration: 3 hours
Day 4 : Trek Namche Bazaar (3440 m & 11283 feet) Duration: 6 hour
Day 5 : Namche Bazar and Everest View Hotel
Day 6 : Trek to Tengboche (3860 m & 12660 feet) Duration: 5 hours
Day 7 : Trek to Dingboche (4410 m & 14464 feet) Duration: 5 hours
Day 8: Trek to Chhukung (4700 m & 15416 feet) Duration: 2 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse
Day 9 : Hiking to Chhukung Ri (5540m/18171ft)
Day 10 : Trek to Lobuche (4910 m & 16104 feet) via Kongma La pass (5335 m & 17498 feet) Duration: 7-8 hours
Day 11 : Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364 m & 17594 feet) & back to Gorekshep (5181 m & 16994 feet) Duration: 8 hours
Day 12 : Hiking to Kala Patthar (5545 m & 18188 feet) - Gorekshep and trek to Dzongla (4830 m & 15840 feet) Duration: 7 hours
Day 13 : Trek to Dragnak/Thangna (4700 m & 15415 feet) via crossing Cho La pass (5420 m & 17780 feet) Duration: 7 hrs
Day 14 : Trek to Gokyo Lakes (4790 m & 15710 feet) Duration: 2-3 hours
Day 15 : Hiking to Gokyo Ri (5483 m & 19083 feet) and back to Gokyo Lake, Duration 3-4 hours
Day 16 : Trek to Lunden (4300 m & 14104 feet) via crossing Renjo La pass (5340 m & 17843 feet) Duration: 7 hours
Day 17 : Trek to Thame (3800 m & 13464 feet) Duration: 4 hours
Day 18 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m & 11283 feet) Duration: 4 hrs
Day 19 : Trek to Lukla (2800 m & 9184 feet) Duration: 7 hours
Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 21 : Leisure day
Day 22 : Final Departure and Farewell
Includes and Excludes
- 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
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.
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.