Everest High Passes Trek
For those people who are looking for a bit lengthier and more challenging adventure, Everest High Passes Trek will give them the desired trekking destination they are looking for. As implied by its name, this trek takes hikers over a difficult route through three high mountain passes, Renjo La Pass (5400m), Chola Pass (5420m), and Khangma-La Pass (5535m).
This high altitude trek will also take you to special places like Gokyo Valley, Gokyo Ri, Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar. Along the way, you will be amazed at the beauty and regal majesty of the famous Mt. Everest as well as other scenic mountains, glaciers and valleys with fascinating alpine flora and fauna. You will experience the unique hospitality of the famous Sherpa people as well. For this challenging trek, it is best to be strong, physically fit and have a high sense of adventure. Contact one of the local experts from Mountain World Treks for your safe, adventurous holiday trip to the Everest region in Nepal.
- Scenic flight to/from Lukla
- Three high passes
- Gokyo Lake
- Everest base Camp and Kalapattar
- 3 nights in Kathmandu
- 17 nights in the trek
- Guided adventurous Trek
- Maximum elevation 5545m.
At a glance
Diffculties and Safety
The Everest 3 High Pass Trek is an ideal choice for both nature lovers and adventurers. Accommodations along the way are in modest but clean tea houses which also have restaurants serving a choice of menus. The best time for this trek is March – April and September – November, but Mountain World Treks & Expeditions can arrange this trek at your request and time frame, with your holiday schedule in mind. Contact us for your once in a lifetime holiday in the Himalayas of Nepal.
Itinerary Details ( Click on the days to see the extended form. )
Arriving Kathmandu meets you at the airport, transfer you to the hotel free time explore Thamel.
After staff meeting, Trip brefing and with our professional tour guide we visit Around Kathmandu. Rest of the time you can use for travelling around Thamel and buying needed equipment and other necessaries.
After having a 35 minutes flight to lulkla you start your trek and following a gentle climb up the mountain side on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. One the way you will have a view of Kusum Kangaru, Mt Kwondge and you will pass a few tea houses and Mani walls.
Beginning with a slight climb to Jhorsalle, the trail passes a waterfall. All day, we pass villages interspersed with magnificent forest- rhododendron, giant firs and superb mountains views. A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche Bazaar (3440m).
Acclimatization is most important before proceeding to a higher elevation. It is therefore recommended that you take a short days hike to Thame, Khunde or Khumjung or relax and explore the sherpa culture of Namche.
Thame is at the end of Khumbu Valley and iconic value of Thame is its terrain the people which are untouched by the effects of modern civilization. During the working we will past a large a large array of prayer flags, Chorten and the carved mani stones.
Mostly up hill, the trails pass by many old, walled Sherpa villages. During the walking you can observe varieties of plants and animals with unique Sherpa culture. We can probable also share the trail with Tibetan Yak Canavans, trading en route to and from Namche to Tibet with the villagers. We will stay in simple lodge at Lungden.
Today we can go for visit at Nakpa Valley, which falls on the old trade route to Tibet. Hiking to Darkyachhulung Peak. Visiting Marlung sacred site of warfield. Hiking to Lake Cho Relmo, Back to stay in Lungden at very simple guest house.
Today the walking will be about 6 hours to reach the Gokyo lake by crossing Renjo La pass (5415m), the trail often follow steeply ups and down with sandy ridge. We will crosses frozen stream, and walking through dramatic rock, we will past several yak kharkas and twin Renjo Lakes, the view from the top is incredible, you can have studding view of 7000 to 8000 metes peaks all around including Kalapathar, Tengboche Monastery, chola glaciers and many more. Overnight at Gokyo lake.
The excursion to the Gokyo peak usually starts early in the morning. The climb is quite steep first 30 minutes, it will take you an hour to reach the top with its traditional prayer flags. From where you will have a magnificent view of highest peaks, from the west to east are Cho you (8,153m), Gyachung Kang (7,922m), Everest ( 8848m), Lhotse (8,501m) and further way Makalu, On the way to descent you can enjoy, superb view of Gokyo Lake.
we will cross Gokyo glacier, about 4 hour walking down to Thangnak. (4700m).
The trek through Cho La Pass (5,330m), while this is a rather difficult route, requires some mountaineering experience and well equipped. We suggest bringing warm clothing and some extra food. The pass is not difficult but it is steep and involves a glacier crossing. There are no technical problems and there is a trail in the rocks besides the icefall.
about 4 and half hour slowly working to Lobuche (4910m) on the way you can see Dughla Lake.
The trail from Lobuche follows the grassy ablation valley with great views of Pumori then crosses tributary glaciers to reach the dry lake bed of Gokrakchep. After having a lunch in Gorakshep, we then climb the 5545m Kala Patthar for incredible views of Everest and Everest base camp and back to Gorakchep.
Early morning we walk to Everest Base Camp, visit base camp area and work down to Lobuche.
longest and difficult past pass Khongma la than Chhukung (4900m) 8/9 hrs, today will be the longest and difficult day.
From Chhukung we descend the valley of the Imja Khola, trek through the village of Dingboche with its stone walled potatoe fields, down alpine pastures through the kharkas of Tsura, Orsho and Shomare to the village of Pangboche, the highest year round settlement in the valley. The Pangboche Gompa (monastery) is the oldest in the Khumbu and once used to boast the skull and hand of a Yeti, (stolen in 1991).
From Tengboche the trail drops sharply down to the Dudh Kosi and the village of Phunki, where we cross the river, and up toward Namche Bazaar, winding high above the river with views north towards Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse.
Even though is all downwards the impact of the slopes tend to have a huge effect on the knees and after trekking for so many days people start to get tired, a very good tip use trekking poles for this section it will help you. Once we reach Lukla it is time to party, last night at Himalaya.
After having your breakfast it is time to board your flight back to Kathmandu, upon arrival we will pick you up at the airport and take your back to your Hotel.
Above itinerary can be possible to customize if you want to. Let us know for trip extensions information.
Transfer to airport for onward journey!
- An English speaking guide.
- All domestic land and air transportation,
- All Accommodation.
- 3 meals a day while trekking.
- Porter (2 trekkers = 1 porter)
- Mountain World Treks t-shirt and trekking map.
- A comprehensive medical kit.
- All government and local taxes.
- Tourist attraction admission fees.
What's not included
- Flights To/From Nepal.
- Nepal visa and Travel insurance
- Bottled water.
- Meals while not on the trek.
- Personal expenses such as snacks, gear, drinks, laundry, wifi, etc.
- Tips for the guide, porters.
- Any services not mentioned in the itineraries.
- Any extra costs due to unforeseen circumstances.
This trip can be possible to customize as you want and you may extension your Nepal trip as well. Here are the few options what you may do.
1. Kathmandu sightseeing tour.
2. Chitwan jungle safari tour.
3. White water Rafting.
4. Everest Mountain flight.
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Accommodation & Food details
We will provide tourist standard accommodations in Kathmandu, and this is possible to upgrade on your interest. All the accommodation in the cities and trekking will provided on twin sharing basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost extra.
During this trek, we can enjoy Nepalese food called ‘Dal Bhat’ as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from the tea-houses or from a lodge menu where we spend the night whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. 3 meals will be provided during trekking but only breakfast will be available while in Kathmandu.
Best Time To Visit
Autumn (Sept to Nov) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons to do this trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature then taking this trip during winter (Dec- Feb) could also be an another great option.
However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests and there chance to get snow too. Trekking in the Summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug) will be affected by rain but the Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.
You are advised to consider the following equipment as essentials while packing. Please use this link as a guideline. Adjustments to the list can be managed according to our requirements, interests, duration of trip, and season of trip. We can find variety of these gears to hire or buy in Kathmandu. Majority of the gears which are in sale in Kathmandu are locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper) and some gears found here are imported from China and are obviously of better quality. We can find very high quality branded gears too in some famous stores in Kathmandu.