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Everest High Pass Trekking is one of the most popular trekking journeys among trekkers. This trek offers you a technical and adventurous experience.The strenuous picturesque trekking and climbing trip of the Everest High Passes and peaks takes us the panorama of huge peaks, as we meander through the four valleys and high passes and peaks of the Everest region.The trail starts from roughly and then departs from Everest Base camp route and Gokyo route from Namche Bazar following the Bhote Koshi river valleys on its right until thame, another popular village of the region. Thame is popular for an old monastery. The Sherpa dominated region has many things to offer to the tourists.This adventure trekking and peak climbing trip fulfill the dream of every amateur climbers and serious trekkers, who have been seeking the thrill of adventure.

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Everest High Pass trek takes us through the many beautiful Himalayan valleys: Gokyo, Khumbu,lmja Tse, Gokyo Ri, Chola Pass, Everest Base Camp, Kalapathar, etc.Besides, the trek provides the thrill of adventure and widens their experience towards the peak climbing expedition beyond trekking in Nepal. Trekkers can have the stunning view of the mountains and a great experience, undoubtedly you will be left with memories to cherish for the rest of your life

TRIP HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Crossing Cho La Pass at 5,300m and Kongma La Pass at 5,535 meters.
  • Impressive views of Khumbu Icefall.
  • Visiting Tengboche Monastery.
  • Amazing viewpoint of Gokyo Ri.
  • Experience culture & lifestyle of Sherpa people.
  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu valley.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Arrive at Kathmadnu (1,300m).
  • Day 2 : Kathmandu valley Sightseeing & prepration for trekking. (1,300m).
  • Day 3 : Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800m) 30-35 minutes, trek to Phakding (2,610m) 3-4 hrs.
  • Day 4 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) 5/6 hrs.
  • Day 5 : Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar and visit Khumjung village (3,790m).
  • Day 6 : Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3,867m), 5/6 hrs.
  • Day 7 : Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,358m) 5/6 hrs.
  • Day 8 : Acclimatization day at Dingboche.
  • Day 9 : Dingboche to Chukkung (4,730m) explore around.
  • Day 10 : Chhuking via Kongma La (5,546m) to Lobuche (4,930m) 7/8 hrs.
  • Day 11 : Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,100 meters) walk 3 hrs.
  • Day 12 : Trek to Everest Base camp (5,364 m) 2/3 hrs then back to Gorak shep (5180 m).
  • Day 13 : Hike to Kala pattar (5,545m) and trek to Zongla (4,830m) 5/6 hrs.
  • Day 14 : Dzongla via Chola La (5,320m) to Tangnank (4,700m) 6/7 hrs.
  • Day 15 : Thangnak to Gokyo (4,790m) 2/3 hrs.
  • Day 16 : Rest day in Gokyo (4,790m)/ Explore day in Gokyo peak (5,350m) 2/3 hrs.
  • Day 17 : Gokyo via Renjo La (5,446m) Lunde.
  • Day 18 : Lunde to Thame (3,800m) 4/5 hrs.
  • Day 19 : Thame to Namche (3,430m) 3/4 hrs.
  • Day 20 : Namche to Lukla (2,800m) 6/7 hrs.
  • Day 21 : Fly back to Kathmandu (1,300m).
  • Day 22 : Transfer to Tribuwan international airport.

Day 1 : Arrive at Kathmadnu (1,300m).

After arrival at international airport, Our company representative's will welcome you and transfer to the hotel nearby Thamel. 
 
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Max. Altitude: 1300m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 2 : Kathmandu valley Sightseeing & prepration for trekking. (1,300m).

Today, After morning breakfast the day will start to our guided trip to cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley; the pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Pashupatinath, the world biggest Bouddhanath stupa and visit Swoyambhunath stupa also known as monkey temple.After exploring the surrounding areas we also visit Kathmandu Durbar square with unique architectures and kumari (living goddess). After sightseeing at the evening time pre-trip discussion and introduce with our fellow trekking staff for your adventure trip. 
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Max. Altitude: 1,300m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 : Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800m) 30-35 minutes, trek to Phakding (2,610m) 3-4 hrs.

Today, Early in the morning fly for Lukla airport. From Lukla we'll pass Chaurikharka village and make a descent towards the Ghat (2,530m). The trail follows the bank of the Dudhkoshi river. To assist acclimatization, this first day trek is for 3-4 hrs short distance. If you are still interested to do more activities they will have an opportunity to do side trip to monastery around in Phakding. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 3-4
  • Max. Altitude: 2,800m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) 5/6 hrs.

From Phakding the trail follows the Dudh Koshi river and reaches Zamphuti. From there we can see excellent views of Thamserku peak. Then the trail climbs to Chomoa, the site of an agricultural project, an interesting place to have a look around and gain an insight into the farming way of life of these people. From chomoa, the trail again climbs to Monjo (2,840m) and enters the Mt. Everest National park. Walking some distance uphill you will be at Jorsale (2830 m) and after a long climb with views of Mt. Everest peeking over the ridge of Nuptse (7,879m). The trail reaches the street of Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD basis.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 5-6
  • Max. Altitude: 3,440m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 : Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar and visit Khumjung village (3,790m).

Today, we take rest for the proper acclimatization with some excursion. We can hike to the Everest view hotel, the ideal place to overview some of the outstanding mountains such as Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Lhotse etc. You can walk around the Khumjung valley, Hillary school and Khunde hospital and then return back to Namche. In Namche Bazaar you can spend some time interacting with the fun-loving Sherpa and Rai peoples. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD basis.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Max. Altitude: 3,790m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 : Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3,867m), 5/6 hrs.

Today, we leave Namche bazaar and walk for some time along the ridge and then descend to Dudh Koshi river at Phunkithanka. Then after crossing the bridge we ascend in the steep path up to the Tengboche. After reaching Tengboche you will see the local Monastery. Tengboche have largest Monastery of Khumbu region.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 5-6
  • Max. Altitude: 3,867m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 : Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,358m) 5/6 hrs.

Today, From Tengboche the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongest thousands of Mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquiste views of Lhotse, Island peak and Ama-Dablam. We take our time so we avoid getting affected by the altitude. 
 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 5-6
  • Max. Altitude: 4,358m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8 : Acclimatization day at Dingboche.

On this day you may have full day rest or there are some places where you can go for a day hike; up to Chhukung (4,730m) for acclimatization (point of climbing famous Island peak) or climb up to Nagarjun peak about two hours offer view of Imjaste valley with Dingboche village and Mt. Makalu (8,463 m) Ama Dablam, Island peak etc. and back to Dingboche for overnight. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9 : Dingboche to Chukkung (4,730m) explore around.

Today, we can enjoy another day for acclimatization with only two hours of walk. We will have trip to Chhukung valley via the Imja Khola valley. We get a marvelous view of the surrounding mountains, especially Lhotse massive south wall.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Max. Altitude: 4,730m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10 : Chhuking via Kongma La (5,546m) to Lobuche (4,930m) 7/8 hrs.

This day is quit difficult as we cross Kongma La pass. At first we walk in the plain area in the valley and then ascend the steep path to the Kongma La pass amid the crags of this outlying ridge from nearby Nuptse. From the pass we descend steeply to the Khumbu Glacier. We cross the glacier and head to Lobuche. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 7-8
  • Max. Altitude: 5,546m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11 : Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,100 meters) walk 3 hrs.

Today, we leave Lobuche early morning, trekking up a rocky yak trail on the right side of the Khumbu Glacier towards Gorak shep, a walk of about three hours. The walk isn't difficult, but there are a few hills to crest, more memorials along the way, and you should feel the altitude. The last stretch of the trail snakes up and down glacial scree, and just before Gorak shep we get a view of Everest. Gorak shep, with Kala pattar just to the left is a welcome sight; the Himalayan Lodge has expanded , the rooms are lovely, the toilets are inside and the dinning room is always lively and warm.Food is even good, quite a feat at5180 meters, many days walk from the market.Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD basis.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 3
  • Max. Altitude: 5,100m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12 : Trek to Everest Base camp (5,364 m) 2/3 hrs then back to Gorak shep (5180 m).

This is another big and difficult day walk along the Khumbu glacier and up to Everest Base camp at 5365 meters, the closest you can get Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. There will likely be a team there about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu icefall from base camp is spectacular. We return back to Gorak shep fro the night. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 2-3
  • Max. Altitude: 5,364 m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13 : Hike to Kala pattar (5,545m) and trek to Zongla (4,830m) 5/6 hrs.

This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. In the morning we climb Mt. kala pattar, a small peak. From Kala pattar we can see the most magnificent mountain panorama of Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8,848 meters, towers directly ahead and other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. Then we forward for Zongla. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 5-6
  • Max. Altitude: 5,545m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 14 : Dzongla via Chola La (5,320m) to Tangnank (4,700m) 6/7 hrs.

This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek of the trek. In the morning we climb Mt. Kala pattar, a small peak. From Kala pattar we can see the most magnificant mountain panorama of Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8,848 meters, tower directly ahead and other giants, Nuptse, Pumori Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. Then we forward for Zongla.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 6-7
  • Max. Altitude: 5,320m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 15 : Thangnak to Gokyo (4,790m) 2/3 hrs.

Today, we walk along the glacier route until we reach first lake of Gokyo. The trek is easier over flat path following Dudh Koshi river up to Gokyo. It is a windy valley and situated near the third lake. At Gokyo you are stunned by the natural beauty of Dudh Pokhari Lake. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 2-3
  • Max. Altitude: 4,790m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 16 : Rest day in Gokyo (4,790m)/ Explore day in Gokyo peak (5,350m) 2/3 hrs.

Today, we take rest and explore the Gokyo valley. Gokyo is a trade centre where the sherpa people run lodges to provide the best services to the trekkers. Gokyo is situated by the side of Ngozumba glacier, the biggest glacier of Nepal. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 2-3
  • Max. Altitude: 5,350m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 17 : Gokyo via Renjo La (5,446m) Lunde.

Today, At early in the morning we cross the Renjo La pass. From the pass we can see the views of Everest, Lhotse and surrounding mountains. We also see the beautiful scenery of the Gokyo lake and Gokyo village below the Ngozumba glacier. From the pass we descend down on a stone staircase to Lunde where we stay overnight. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Max. Altitude: 5,446m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 18 : Lunde to Thame (3,800m) 4/5 hrs.

This day we trek down to Thame, a sprawling village. From thame we can see the stunning views of the mountains like Thameserku, Kantenga, Kusum Kangguru etc. here we can explore the village and visit monastery established around 300 years ago. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 4-5
  • Max. Altitude: 3,800m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 19 : Thame to Namche (3,430m) 3/4 hrs.

After morning breakfast we begin our walking in the flat trail and then descending to Thamo. In Thamo we can visit the Khari Gompa where you find Nuns and Monks. Then we head to Namche bazaar. 
 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 3-4
  • Max. Altitude: 3,430m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 20 : Namche to Lukla (2,800m) 6/7 hrs.

Today, finally we return to Lukla where the trek began, which will seem like a lifetime ago. Enjoying time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. Also giving you time to explore the town. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD basis.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 6-7
  • Max. Altitude: 2,800m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 21 : Fly back to Kathmandu (1,300m).

Today, Early morning enjoying your last glimpse of the mountians you have recently visited for one last time on the 35 minutes scenic flight. After arrival at Kathmandu airport you will transfer at hotel. 
 
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Max. Altitude: 1,300m
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 22 : Transfer to Tribuwan international airport.

Today, our company representative will drop you to the Kathmandu airport for your final departure for your home country or onward destination.
The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized as your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Customize My Trip

What's included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
  • 3 Nights twin sharing hotel accomodation in Kathmandu on BB Basis.
  • Full day Kathmandu sightseeing tour by private tourist vehicle
  • Professional English speaking tour guide for Kathmandu sightseeing
  • All standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner) during the trek
  • Best available lodge/Guesthouse accommodation during the trek
  • License holder english speaking trekking guide
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 Porter)
  • Food, accommodation, salary, Equipment, Medicine & Insurance for all staff
  • Everest National Park Necessary entry permit fees & traveler TIMS card.
  • Himalayan Excursion Nepal provide sleeping bag & duffel bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary pick up drop by toursit vehicle
  • All government & local taxes
  • Flight fare from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu,(15 kg luggage per person is allowed).

What's not included

  • International airfare & necessary airport taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fees at present USD 25 for 15 days, USD 40 for 30 days and USD 100 for three month. (bring accurate USD cash & two pp size photo).
  • Lunch & dinner in kathmandu & pokhara.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early from mountain or late departure.
  • Temple & monastries entry fees in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue & evacuation.
  • All personal & bar expenses in Kathmandu & during the trek.
  • Tips for trekking staff & driver (tipping is expected)
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc) and Any other expenses which are not mentioned above.
Everest High Pass trek is suitable for any kind of person who is moderately fit, no previous experience is required. To  condition yourself for the trek, some physical fitness programs such as walking, running, swimming and hiking are recommended before you embark on your journey. Any person suffering from a pre-existing medical condition or diseases must seek medical advice before considering any trek.
 
 
Yes, our company representative will be there to greet you. He will be displaying Himalayan  Excursion Nepal sign board outside the airpot terminal. You will be transferred to your hotel by our private vehicle.
 
Best season for trekking is usally March-April and October-November but
Everest High Pass trek can be done in February,June,April,May and December as well.
Weather in the mountains is very difficult to predict.At night it is generally cold and the days are generally warm.The temperature could be as high as 25 degree celsius to -20 degree celsius low.
During trek guesthouse does not facilitate with heater or air conditioner,But they have facility of hitting the dinning area by providing kerosene or metal heater. USD 2 to USD 5 per person would be applicable to use this service and this is payable directly to the guesthouse. 
Depending on nature of travel we provide different vehicle service.we provide tourist vehicles for sightseeing, city tours and airport pickups-drops. We book flight ticket through Tara Air, Goma Air and Nepal Airlines air for the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and vice versa.
There are landline telephone in some village along the trekking routes from which you can contact with your family and friends. some place there is also internet access which you can use by paying some charges.Also you can buy sim card for your cell phone by giving your xerox copy of your passport and PP size photo.
In the cities, off course yes but once you are outside of the cities, all you have to pay in cash. Also you have exchange the currency in Nepali rupees before you go outside the cities.
Generally, in kathmandu you can allocate USD 15-20 for lunch and dinner.During trekking USD 10 to 15 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water,chocolates,biscuits,pay for the hot shower and a few drinks.
Yes, charging facilities will be available in every guesthouse & lodges but sometime there maybe load shedding problem so its better to bring power bank or spare batteries.
There are many restaurant available in Kathmandu city where you can find any delight of your choice. But in trekking route most teahouses.On the menu you may find noodles soup,steam mo:mo,daal bhat, green salad, finger chips,eggs,potatoes, fresh vegetables. You can get tea,coffee,hot lemon,hot chocolate. Every day breakfast, lunch , dinner will be at a lodge.
Along your trek we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides,porters,accomodation and food.Please consult with your guide and he will update our office in Kathmandu and we can make the arrangments accordingly.
 
If you are in private or solo trip it would be possible as your itinerary is very flexible where as if you were in group then this group the option would be limited so please make sure you discuss with your group and guide and your guide will update us accordingly.
 
Lodges mostly serve the vegetarian meals so there is no problem at all for vegetarian. Also we always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid food poisoning. Non-veg meals at the high altitude is not safe for the stomach.
 
Hot water in bucket will be provided for shower and you have to pay for hot water.
 
Yes, they have received training from NATHM (Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management).They have also received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project).
Actually tipping is not compulsory, but small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters.The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvment with your guide.
 
Cancellation notice is required, minimum of 25 days prior to trip departure. If the reason is valid the trip shall then be termed as cancelled and the cancellation charge of 30% of the trip amount would be deducted from the advance paid.
Yes, there are a plenty of options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip.Click here
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Trip Info

Trip Code: HEN/TAH-01
Grade: Moderate grading info
Best Month of the Year : April - May & Sept - Nov
No. of Person : Minimum 2 Pax.
Hotel Accommodation : Hotel & Lodge
Trek Type : Tea house
Maximum Elevation : 5,545M.
Average hours of walking per day : 5-6 hours
Destination: : Nepal

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