Everest High Passes Trek

Price $1799

USD 1667

Trip Duration

19 Days

Trip Grade

Moderate - Difficult

Highest Altitude

5,643 M


Tea house/Hotel/Lodge


Private Vechicle and Tourist Bus

Group Size

Minimum 2 persons

Best Season

March-May, Sept-Nov

Everest High Passes Trek Brief Insight

Everest High Passes Trek is a thrilling adventure where you trek through the famous Everest trails that offers the best landscape of the great peaks like Everest Trekking (8,848m) Lhotse (8,516m), Ama Dablam (6,812m), Makalu (8,516m) and some more.

It is an ideal trek for the true adventures who are seeking a challenging and thrilling trek. The route to the Everest Passes Trek includes the untouched Nangpa La Valley, the Sherpa village of Marlung and the monastery village of Thame.

This trek also offers you the opportunity to investigate the popular Sherpa village; Namche Bazaar and visit the old Buddhist religious communities, detect the neighborhood and uncommon natural life-like musk deer, Himalayan Monal or a snow panther and visit icefalls, lakes and ice sheets.

Everest Three Passes trek begins from Lukla and goes up through Namche Bazar and goes to the base camp. This part is the typical Everest Base Camp trek. Other than the experience part on the trail, the perspective of the mountains, the way of life of the general population and the sentiment strolling in the most elevated district on earth are extremely exceptional.

At Namche Bazaar, we deviate off the beaten track into the little-voyaged Bhote Koshi Valley, over the Renjo La Pass to Gokyo Lakes. From Lobuche, we will visit Everest Base Camp before coming back to Gorek Shep and climbing to the highest point of Kala Pattar the next morning.

These rarely trekked alternate routes enable us to make a remarkable connecting from Namche Bazaar to the Gokyo Valley and on to Mount Everest Base Camp.

Every one of the three high passes and both mountain summits offers eminent perspectives of the snow-capped monsters of the Khumbu, including Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cholatse and Makalu.

You will get to explore the cultural aspects of this trip that are simply amazing. It will give you deep insights into mountain traditions and how the mountain communities survive in these grinding zones yet reserving their warm smiles for visitors and great hospitality despite the biting cold.

Everest Marathon is also held in this region every year on 29th May. Everest Base Camp TrekEverest View TrekGokyo Lake TrekChola Pass Trek & Everest Helicopter Tour are the best selling packages in 2019 by MFN Group.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Activities: Our tour representative will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. You will then be transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle. You can roam around the Thamel area in your free time.

Accommodation: Hotel Holy Himalaya

Day 02: Kathmandu to Lukla flight and trek to Phakding

Difficulty: Easy. Flats and Downhill. A well-developed path.

Activities: An early morning breakfast and a private vehicle will drop you off at the airport for a 45-minute flight to Lukla. Enjoy the natural beauty and scenes from your flight. After reaching Lukla, we will hike towards Phakding through the banks of Dudh Koshi river where we will be spending the night.

Accommodation: Basic tea house

Day 03: Trek to Namche bazaar

Difficulty: Moderate. Easy uphill and downhill, a well-developed path.

Activities: Breakfast at the lodge and then we will ascend towards Namche Bazaar crossing the Dudh Koshi river many times on suspension bridges. The trail climbs steeply after reaching Sagarmatha National Park with breathtaking views. Then we reach Namche Bazaar which is also the gateway to Everest base camp. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Accommodation: Basic tea house

Day 04: Rest day at Namche Bazaar

Difficulty: Moderate/Flat and Uphill

Activities: This is the first day of acclimatization. Adjust your body well to the climate and the altitude. Go for short trekking to the Everest Viewpoint. Make sure you have your cameras ready to capture the exquisite view of Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7879m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Thamserku (6623m), etc. Explore Namche Bazaar and the Sherpa museum, Hillary School and Buddhist Monastery. Overnight and Dinner at the lodge.

Accommodation: Basic Tea House

Day 05: Trek to Thame

Difficulty: Moderate

Activities: The trekking trail from Namche takes you to an exciting adventure along the Bhote Koshi to Thame. Entering pretty forests of pines and rhododendrons, we will pass an ancient mud-plastered Stupa at Phurte, and follow the path to Tesho. You will then reach Thame and Thamo Gompa. The trail turns steep to the Khumbu hydroelectric project plant. We are now at Thame, the end of Khumbu Valley. Thame is lionized for its terrain which is untouched by the effects of modern civilization. It has beautiful housing and big monasteries. Overnight at Thame.

Accommodation: Basic tea house

Day 06: Trek to Marlung

Difficulty: Moderate, Down and Uphills

Activities: Breakfast at the lodge and we will ascend the trial to Taronga. It is an ambling walk from Thame. The presence of ice on the trail while ascending up can be a bit hazardous. Along the way, we see Relama Tsho and Renjo Lake. We walk through a narrow valley clogged with giant boulders to Lumde where there is a support lodge, but it is often closed. We will walk for almost an hour from Lumde to get to Marlung on the east bank of the Bhote Koshi River. Overnight at Marlung

Accommodation: Basic tea house

Day 07: Trek to Lungdeng

Difficulty: Moderate  

Activities: It is short day trek from Thame to Lungden takes about 4 hours in the direction of the  Nangpa La, the glaciated pass on Nepal Tibet border.

Accommodation: Basic tea house

Day 08: Trek to Renjo-La ( 5465m) to Gokyo Lake (4800m)

Difficulty: Hard

Activities: On our way to Renjo-La, we are rewarded with extravagant views of the Himalayan and Rolwaling ranges and others. You will get a chance to observe the Lama footprints on a stone after passing Longpongo at 4690m which is the first lake. You will be awestruck by the sparkling water dazzling in the sun once you get the sight of the second lake. Walking a bit further we will reach the third lake where Gokyo village stands by. From here, you will get to see a spectacular view of Mt. Cho-Oyu. Overnight at Gokyo.

Accommodation: Basic Tea House

Day 09: Unwind Day at Gokyo Lake.

Difficulty: Moderate/Gentle Uphill

Activities: Today we will take a rest at the Gokyo valley. Spend a day in Gokyo strolling around the lakes and hiking up to some of the mountain viewpoints nearby. Start your trek in the morning and get to steep climb of about 30min to reach the top with its traditional prayer flags. View the Ngozumpa glacier, the biggest glacier of Nepal. Definitely, we would not miss the chance to observe the fourth lake (Thonak Tsho) and fifth lake (Ngozuma Tsho). 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.

Accommodation: Basic tea house

Day 10: Climb to Gokyo RI and trek to Thaknak

Difficulty: Hard

Activities: Today we will climb Gokyo Ri, from where you will get the sight of the incredible panoramic view of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makalu. You will also get to see the grand view of six lakes from Gokyo Ri. After exploring for a while, we will trek further to Thaknak.  The feeling of being surrounded by panoramic mountains like Kusum Kanguru, Kangtega, Thamserku, K 43, Cholatse, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest, Pumori etc is surreal. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.

Accommodation: Basic Tea House

Day 11: Trek to Cho-la Pass to Dzongla

Difficulty: Strenuous

Activities: Today our destination for overnight in Dzongla. We will pass through a steep path and a glacier that traverse on the eastern side. The trail is vertical and the rocks are glassy by ice that makes the trail slippery and creates inconvenience for the trekkers. Therefore, be careful while walking. Climbing through the ravine and rocky trail from Phedi, we start gaining height. the view before us gets dreamlike. Rest of the way follows the side of a frozen lake, the top decorated with prayer flags and sights of Kyajo RI, Tengkangpoche, Numbur, Kangchung etc.l Ama Dablam leads the range of mountains on the south, Cholatse on the west and Lobuche East and Baruntse to our right. Passing through some crevasses, we reach Dzongla. Dinner and overnight at lodge.

Accommodation: Basic Tea House

Day 12: Trek to Lobuche

Difficulty:Moderate/Hard, Uphill

Activities: From Dongzola, we will ascend to Lobuche. Glancing at the dramatic panoramic view of the spectacular Mt. Cholatse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Lobuche peak throughout the trial,  we will pass Pheriche village. After a few hours of walking, we pass over high pasture land before we reach Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche.

Accommodation: Basic tea House

Day 13: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,357m) and come back to Gorakshep for overnight.

Difficulty: Moderate/Hard, Gentle Rocky Hill 

Activities: Breakfast at lodge and preparation for moving towards the Everest Basecamp. From Gorak Shep, the way follows slightly up till Everest base camp.  Make sure you’ve got your camera ready because you surely don’t want to miss taking pictures of the magnificent view of the Himalayas and your lifetime adventurous journey. We will stay at Gorakshep for overnight.

Accommodation: Basic Tea House

Day 14: Gorakshep - Kongma La - Chhukung

Difficulty: Moderate/Hard, Uphill and Downhill

Activities: Glancing at the majestic view of Mt. Cholatse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Lobuche peak throughout the trial and passing through Lobuche, we reach Kongma. It is an easy trek ascending and drops to Kongma La pass. The pass is marked by a crane mummy-wrapped in prayer flags marks. Descending to the east side of Niyang Khola valley, you will see great views across the valley to Island peak and jagged ridge of Amphu Lepcha (5845m) all the way night at Chukung. Overnight at Chhukung.

Accommodation: Basic Tea House

Day 15: Trek to Tengboche

Difficulty: Moderate

Activities: Descending the valley of the Imja Khola, we will trek through the village of Dingboche with its stone-walled potatoes fields, down alpine pastures through the Kharkas of Tsura, Orsho, and Shomare. We will then reach the village of Pangboche. You can get a sight of awe-inspiring views of distinctive peaks like Amadablam (6856m), standing proud of the massif containing Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8501m) and inspiring views of Himalayan giants from the viewpoint on the top of the hill. We will also visit the Buddhist Monastery at Tengboche, the largest in the Khumbu region. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.

Accommodation: Basic tea House

Day 16: Trek to Monjo

Difficulty: Moderate

Activities: Breakfast at the lodge and we will walk downhill to Monjo. We will pass from Tengboche monastery and Namche Bazaar on our route down from Dingboche. We have now reached Monjo.

Accommodation: Basic tea house

Day 17: Trek to Lukla

Difficulty: Moderate

Activities: Today is our last day of the trek. We will descend to Lukla after our breakfast at the Lodge. The trial becomes easier after we cross the suspension bridge following through the banks of Dukh Koshi river. Walk slowly under control as your legs will shake continuously while walking through the rocky terrain. We will walk through Sherpa villages, Buddhist monasteries decorated by colorful prayer flags around. Take some rest after reaching Lukla and get freshen up. This is the final night you will be spending in a mountainous region. Dinner and Overnight at the Lodge.

Accommodation: Basic Tea House

Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu (1,300m)

Activities: Today we will take a return 40 minutes flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. Enjoy the dramatic views of the hills and mountains from above while you’re in flight. After reaching the airport in Kathmandu, our private vehicle will transfer you to your hotel. Take rest or roam around the Thamel area for shopping in the evening. We have arranged a traditional Nepali farewell dinner for you. The dinner is followed by a cultural performance. Enjoy your last night at Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Hotel Holy Himalaya or same category

Day 19: Departure for your onwards journey

This is the day of your departure from Kathmandu. A private vehicle from the company will drop you off at the airport. Our tour operator will bid you goodbye in a traditional way. Safe flight!

What is included in Everest High Passes Trek

  • Pickup and drop at Airport
  • Hotel stay in Kathmandu  (2 nights) as per itinerary
  • Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking period
  • Air fair for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
  • Best available accommodations during the trek
  • A government license holder guide
  • Porter to carry your baggage (1 porter= 2 hikers)
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation and local tax for guides and porters
  • Ground Transportation Charge as per itinerary
  • TIMS card(Trekker’s Information Management System)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Entry Fees wherever required
  • Trekking maps
  • Trekking Permits needed for Restricted Area Trekking
  • All government taxes and service charges
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Farewell dinner prior to departure

What is Excluded

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee
  • International Airfare and Airport Departure Tax
  • Tips for trekking staffs
  • Drinks (hot/soft/cold) and liquors
  • Personal shopping and laundry, Personal trekking equipment, Gifts, and souvenirs
  • All items not listed in Cost included the section

Notes: Costs are prone to change in itinerary. So costs will be recalculated if the trekking days get modified.

Trip Map

Best Time For Everest High Passes Trek 

The particular time to complete Everest High pass trekking is the start of Spring (March to the end of May) and the start of Autumn (September to November). In any case, you can go over the points of interest of trek in Nepal and even change it according to your will or your vacation.

The sky remains crystal clear from dusk till dawn during the Spring and Autumn season. The rainy weather stops and thick sun-blocking clouds also fade away. This offers exceptionally spectacular views of the snow-capped mountains under the clear, deep blue sky.

Along with breathtaking views, the temperature is also exquisite with warm sunlight and the environment is not as cold as other months.

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