Everest High pass Trek presents an exceptional chance to witness gigantic Himalayan ranges over 8000m including the highest Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu and the Ngozumpa Glacier– the largest glacier in the Nepal Himalayas. We will see the sights of Gokyo valley which has a collection of stoned houses and meadows on the shore of a great lake, Dudh Pokhari. Most importantly, we will cross the three high passes in the Everest Region.
Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be displaying our company signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Overnight at a hotel. No meals included.
After the pre-trip meeting and breakfast, the sightseeing trip will start at 8:30 am in the morning. We provide a private vehicle and professional tour guide. We visit Boudhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. After Boudhnath Stupa we visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. We also visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is a collection of pagoda and shikhara – style temples grouped around a fifty-five window palace of brick and wood. The attraction of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square are the Lion gate, the Golden gate, the Palace of fifty-five windows, art galleries, the Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla. The rest of your time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in Thamel area near your hotel. Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast included.
An early morning start takes us to the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35-minute scenic flight to Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla (2,804 m). On arrival at the airport, the guide will brief you and introduce our porters before we begin our trek towards Phakding (2,610 m).
After landing we have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sort and load our trekking equipment. Then we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Koshi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2,713 m). The walk is easy. After passing through the small village of Ghat (2,550 m), it is a short walk up to Phakding. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
There are many suspension bridges laden with prayer flag where Dudh Koshi River is following our way up to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the main trading center in khumbu region. It is also known as Gateway to Everest. There are many good facility hotels and restaurant along with proper pubs and cyber cafés. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
We will spend a day in Namche Bazaar in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning air. We will trek a short distance to a museum that is celebrated for its exhibits of the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. We will also hike up the Syangboche Airport and the Everest View Hotel, one of the highest-placed hotels in the world. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas including Mt Everest. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
The views of Khumbi La and Taboche are magnificent throughout the day. We should dress warmly because cold wind blows throughout the trail. In the middle of the trek, there are two trails which divides into lower and upper trail. To continue our journey, we take left. In Phorste Thanga there are few houses and lodges. After some hours of walking we reach our today’s destination Tengboche. It is inhabited by Sherpa’s where their main source of income comes from tourism. There is an important and largest Buddhist Monastery, Tengboche Monastery where Ama Dablan lies behind. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
After breakfast we start our trek towards Dingboche. Today’s trek covers 9.1Km and its easy trail with going downhill on a fairly wide path covered with beautiful rhododendron trees. After few hours of walk and crossing bridge over Imja River, it takes us to Pangboche. In the whole trek, we can see wide open areas where trekkers can view more beautiful landscapes. Walking trail above Pangboche, we get a magnificent view of Himalayas and Pangboche Monastery. We move ahead towards the Imja valley and finally we reach Dingboche. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Dingboche is a popular stop for trekkers and climbers headed to Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam or Imja Tse. It is a Sherpa village. According to the 2011 census, its population was around 200. There is also a helicopter landing pad with internet café (using satellite technology) and one of the world’s highest billiard parlors. One can see great view of many Himalayas from Nagarjung Hill which may take some hour of hike from Dingboche.Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Today, trail is mostly upwards and downwards. Along the trail, you can see several traditional farms and fences built from local stones. Then we pass through Imja Khola valley, Bibre (which is a yak herdsman place). After half an hour walk, we reach to Chhukung where we will have lunch and we move towards Chhukung Ri Peak which may take around 4-5 hours. For beginner’s, climbing Chhukung Ri is the best alternative because it’s not as much technically challenging as others. From the top we can see fantastic view of Ama Dablam and Amphu Labcha peaks. Then we return to Chhukung village for overnight. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Today we climb about 8 hours to reach the top of Kongma La pass. There are two trails for Kongma La pass; one is to the northwest of Chhukung over the Nuptse Glacier moraines and other one is back to Bibre and trek on the trail above the Niyang Khola. As there aren’t any hotels, shops and tea houses, we carry our own packed foods and water. In the top of Kongma La pass we can see beautiful Buddhist prayer flags. By turning north of Khumbu Glacier, we reach Lobuche. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included (packed lunch on this day).
Today the trail is of average level up to Gorak Shep. Before heading off to Everest Base Camp, we take lunch and rest at Gorak Shep which takes around 2 hours. If the weather is good, we will be able to see beautiful Himalaya’s all-round. Then we head towards Everest Base Camp. Everest Base Camp is the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment and also highest altitude that most will reach without a climbing permit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. The earthquake which occurred on 25th April 2015 caused some damage on the route of the Everest Base Camp. We return back to Gorak Shep for the night. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding day of the trek. Most of this day is spent climbing Mt. Kala Patthar at 5,555 m. From Mt. Kala Patthar one can see the superlative views of Everest. After spending some time in Kala Patthar we move downwards toward Lobuche. It is a small village surrounded by Rocky Mountains and Himalayas. There are mostly old ancient type of lodges but in recent years more facilitated lodges have been opened where some of them provide internet as well as oxygen serves. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
From Lobuche we start to walk downwards where after few hours, trail divides into two and we take right side for Dzongla. We can see stupa and tombstones in the distance. After that we trek upwards where we can see Chola Tsho Lake nearby. We continue to trek by crossing Chola Khola on a bridge before reaching Dzongla. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Today we have to start our trek before 4-5 am so we can cross Cho La pass before mid-day and re-assess the hike when the weather turns bad. Today the route maybe little difficult due to high altitude and steeply loose rock. Snow may cause some problem while crossing Cho La pass and rock fall can also be the problem although weather is good. As a result you can see magnificent view from the top of Cho La Pass then we will descend to our destination, Gokyo (4,790 m). We have to cross Khara, Pangka, and Ngozumpa glacier (which is the longest glacier in Nepal). We can see the beautiful view of Kantaga and big Mountain Cho-oyu. There are series of six lakes where third one is the Gokyo Lake. There is a small village near the Gokyo Lake where we will stay 2 nights as we will have sightseeing and hiking trip around Gokyo. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Early in the morning, we have a steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri at an elevation of 5,483 m. There are ample rewards for those who attempt this trip. You get stunning views of the super Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, including the giants; Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and Gychung Kang. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Today we start our trek in the morning. Our trek for today is long but on the normal trail. We can see amazing view of Mt. Everest from the top of the Renjo pass. Then we descend down to Lunden for our today’s final destination. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
We start our trek after breakfast. Today, the trail will mostly descend down to to Thame. While on the trail we can see amazing snow peaks. About 150 meters above Thame, there is a Thame Monastery, a picturesque monastery set among the many homes of monks and lay people. It resides on the side of a hill overlooking the valley. This is the site for the spring celebration of the Mani Rimdu festival, held about the middle of May each year. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Thame is a traditional Sherpa village that has escaped the crowds trekking to Everest and has one of the oldest monasteries in the region. The village is notably the hometown of Apa Sherpa who has made it to the summit of Everest 21 times! The walk itself is peaceful with excellent views of the mountains as it winds in and out of the forest on the side of the canyon. This day, we continue our journey walking down the hill from Thame. The trek will be easy and short and the final destination for the day and the trip will be at Namche Bazar. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Finally we return back to Lukla where the trek began, which will seem like ages ago. It will give you time to reflect on the trek also giving you time to explore the town. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Enjoying the last glimpse of the mountains we have recently visited, the 35 minutes scenic flight takes us back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, we are met and transferred back to our starting hotel. Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast included.
After exhausting climbing and trekking, this is a rest day for you. Get your body massaged, leisurely stroll around Thamel and buy souvenirs, visit Garden of Dreams for some relaxing time. This is also a spare day to use for flight back to Kathmandu in case there wasn’t a flight the day before due to bad weather. And, in the evening we will host farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances. Your guide(s) and an office staff will accompany you). Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast and farewell dinner included.
The trip concludes – our airport representative will drop you to Kathmandu’s Tribhuwan International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.