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Everest High Pass Trek

Trip Overview

Everest High Pass Trek is regarded as one of the most difficult, most challenging and most adventurous treks in the Everest Region of Nepal which includes 3 passes; Renjo La pass(5360m), Cho La(5420m) and Kongma La(5535m).  From Everest base camp trekking trail, the towering of Kalapattar and Gokyo valley along with its emerald lakes, Everest High Pass Trek covers almost all parts of Khumbu region along with the interaction with the local Sherpas and their culture, the beautifully diversified landscape and the untouched beauty Sagarmatha National Park, colorful villages makes a remarkable and unforgettable experience.

Flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, the adventure begins as we spend some days trekking through Sherpa villages and forested areas of blue pine. The diversified landscape and the untouched rural civilization of local inheritance offer to observe the Sherpa culture and their lifestyle. The route leads you to Thame Nagpa la valley to Gokyo valley and descending down to Tengboche Monastery to explore Buddhist culture. Lukla is the ending point of Everest High Pass trek from where we fly back to Kathmandu. Everest High Pass Trek is a tough trek so before commencing trek, one must be fully prepared physically and can be done anytime throughout the year. 


  • Mountain flight from/to Lukla.
  • Majestic views of Mountain ranges.
  • Three high passes
  • Gokyo valley and Gokyo Lake along with many other emerald lakes.
  • Sherpa culture and tradition
  • Tengboche Monastery.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1338m/ 4390 ft.)

Welcome to Nepal!!!! Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, meet and greet our representatives and a short description of your Everest High Pass Trek on the way to the Hotel. Check-in at Hotel. Roam around the streets of Kathmandu.

Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

Enjoy early morning Mountain flight to Lukla and observe the panoramic views of mountains including Mt. Everest. Upon arrival at Lukla, trek to Phakding. Following the trail that gradually descends to Cheplung Village and observing the view of Mt. Khumbila and again descends trail lead to Phakding. Roam around Phakding if you have time.

Overnight at Phakding.
Walking Time: 3 to 4 hours.

Head towards Namche Bazaar passing many uphills and downhills, crossing many suspension bridges and walking along Dudh Koshi river you will reach Monjo; the gateway of Sagarmatha National Park where you need to complete some documentation to enter and passing through the lush green forest of Blue Pine and Rhododendron trees will lead you to one of the most popular Sherpa Village of Khumbu Region: Namche Bazaar (3440m) “the gateway to Everest Base Camp”. Roam around Namche Bazaar in the evening.

Overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Walking Time: 5 to 6 hours.

Namche Bazaar is the first destination for acclimatization for your Everest High Pass Trek. Acclimatization is very important especially for trekkers as our body needs to adopt the change in climate and altitude. From Namche Bazaar, the altitude increases and for that we need acclimatization. Since this is your acclimatization day, short hike to Everest view hotel from where you can get close-up views of Mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Lhotse, etc. Explore the Sherpa Museum and roam around Namche Bazaar.

Overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Walking Time: 5 to 6 hours.

The trail ascends uphill passing through the lush forest of Blue Pine, Silver fir, Rhododendron trees and chance to observe wildlife including Himalayan Tahr, Blue sheep, Musk deer, and colorful pheasants lead to Sansa village from where you could get the amazing views of Himalayas. The steeper uphill trail leads to Tengboche (3860m), the biggest Buddhist monastery of Khumbu region Tengboche Monastery along with Mt. Ama Dablam as its background. Enjoy the close-up view of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Mt. Everest, etc. and explore Buddhist monasteries and culture.

Overnight at Tengboche.
Walking Time: 5 to 6 hours.

Observe Buddhist praying in the morning. The trail descends downhill passing Yak grazing village until we cross a wooden bridge of Imja Khola. The trail then ascends uphill towards Pangboche village and observes the mesmerizing views of Mt. Ama Dablam along with other peaks and furthermore of uphill trail through dusty and windy trail lead to Dingboche (4410m). As we have reached an altitude of 4000m, we might feel the effects of altitude sickness and drinking plenty of water is the best precaution you can ever take during your trek.

Overnight at Dingboche.
Walking Time: 5 to 6 hours.

From Dingboche, Trek to Chhukung valley not so far and difficult from Dingboche. Although the trail is steep and rough this could be a challenging hike to Chhukung Ri at an elevation of 5546m and observe the majestic views of Himalayan ranges including Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Taweche, Cholatse, and many other peaks. From Chhukung Ri, observe the beautiful Pheriche village. Return back to Chhukung (4730m) and roam around Chhukung village.

Overnight at Chhukung.
Walking Time: 4 to 5 hours.

From Lobuche, trek to Kongma La Pass the first high pass of Everest High Pass Trek at an elevation of 5535m. Following the narrow and steep route and crossing many hillsides lead to Pokalde base camp and few more of hillside walk leads to the crystal clear blue lake just below Kongma La Pass. Furthermore of walking through the rough and stony path leads to Kongma La Pass.

Overnight at Kongma La Pass.
Walking Time: 6 to 7 hours.

From Kongma La Pass, we have to start the trek early as we have to walk along and challenging way as the route is steep, rocky and unstable and the trail ascends uphill to Gorakshep (5181m). Take rest for some time and head towards Everest Base Camp at an elevation of 5364m. Observe the majestic and panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Mt Cho Oyu, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse and many other mountains below 8000m. Return back to Gorakshep.

Overnight at Gorakshep.
Walking time: 8 to 9 hours.

From Gorakshep, head early in order to observe the mesmerizing views of Sunrise over the Himalayas from Kalapatthar (5545m/ 18188 ft.) the highest altitude of our Everest High Pass Trek. Passing through the steep and rocky route straight uphill from Gorakshep lead to Kalapatthar. Spending some more time at Kalapatthar, we descend downhill to Gorakshep and again downhill to Dzongla (4830m).

Overnight at Dzongla.
Walking Time: 7 to 8 hours.

From Dzongla, head towards Cho La Pass at an elevation of 5420m which is the second pass of Everest High Pass Trek. Passing through the steep, rocky and unstable routes and many small glaciers on the way. This is going to be challenging as we have to climb a rock staircase to reach the bottom of Cho La glacier and as we trek across the snow leads to a deep open crack of glaciers just below the Pass. Panoramic views of the Himalayas including Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, etc. Passing the slippery, icy route leads you to a small village of Thangnak (4750m).

Overnight at Thangnak.
Walking Time: 7 to 8 hours.

Starting through the lateral moraine of Ngozumpa Glacier and descending downhill towards the east and slight uphill towards north passing the moraine, we pass Gokyo first lake Longpongo and second lake Taboche Tsho and Gokyo valley lies at the beyond third Gokyo Lake with an amazing background view of Ama Dablam and other peaks. Third Gokyo Lake Dudh Pokhari is considered as a holy place of both Buddhist and Hindus as you can observe the crystal clear water of Himalayas as well as explore the beautiful and magnificent views of Himalayan ranges. If you have time or if you want to explore more, hike to Gokyo fourth and fifth lakes and observe the panoramic views of Mountain ranges. Descend downhill to Gokyo valley and roam around Gokyo valley.

Overnight at Gokyo.
Walking Time: 6 to 7 hours.

Gokyo is famous for observing the panoramic views of Himalayan ranges as well as hike to Gokyo RI at an elevation of 5360m is another attraction of this Everest High Pass Trek. From the top of Gokyo RI, the majestic views of Himalayan ranges, as well as the six Gokyo lakes, can be observed. Return back to Gokyo and explore the culture and tradition of local people.

Overnight at Gokyo.
Walking Time: 4 to 5 hours.

Head to the west of Gokyo lakes towards Renjo La Pass at an elevation of 5360m. Steep uphill through sandy ridges and crossing a frozen stream, climbing the rocky route leads to the top of Renjo La Pass offering a dramatic and close view of Mt. Makalu and many other 8000m and 7000m peaks. Descending through the slippery and rocky icy trails and passing many small grasslands, further descend down to Lungden (4370m).

Overnight at Lungden.
Walking Time: 7 to 8 hours.

From Lunden, the trail descends downhill through grasslands, the village of Marlung offering a picturesque view of Dudh Koshi valley along with Himalayan ranges. Explore the route of Tibetan traders and their lifestyle en-route to Thame at an elevation of 3800m. Thame Monastery is the main attraction of Thame village which is the oldest monastery having cultural values of the Khumbu region.

Overnight at Thame.
Walking Time: 4 to 5 hours.

The trail descends downhill passing through beautiful Sherpa villages and icy streams. Using the route of Tibetan traders and exploring the beautiful villages and culture of Sherpa, we descend to Namche Bazaar, passing through a lush forest of Silver Fir, Blue Pine, and Rhododendron trees. Roam around the gumbas of Namche Bazaar and explore the culture and lifestyle of Sherpas.

Overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Walking Time: 5 to 6 hours.


From Namche bazaar, trek to Lukla descending downhill to Phakding through Monjo village: the gateway to Sagarmatha National Park. Again descending downhill to Dudh Koshi River and many suspension bridges, slight uphill leads to Phakding and from Phakding following the trail leads to Lukla which is the ending point of our Everest High Pass Trek.

Overnight at Lukla.
Walking Time: 6 to 7 hours.

Take an early morning flight to Kathmandu and enjoy the beautiful landscapes and Himalayan ranges from the flight including Mt. Everest. Upon arrival at Kathmandu, our representatives will drop you at your respective hotel. Rest day free and roam around the streets of Kathmandu in the evening.

Overnight at Kathmandu.

As this is a leisure day, get ready for Kathmandu sightseeing at the four UNESCO World Heritage sites. Kathmandu Durbar Square, one of the most culturally and historically rich palaces of Malla Kings, Pashupatinath; a holy place of Lord Shiva, Swayambhunath; an oldest and hillock Buddhist monastery and Boudhanath; the largest Buddhist stupa. Roam around the streets of Thamel in the evening.

Overnight at Kathmandu.

Free till departure. Our representatives will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours prior to departure to board your onward journey.

Thank you for choosing us for your journey to Everest High Pass Trek.

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