Everest High Pass Trekking
Everest High Pass Trekking is the perfect fit for the intrepid explorers who have the zeal of ultimate adventures in the Himalayas. Comprising of the three challenging and adventurous passes in the region, this trek takes you to the remote and beautiful villages, narrow ridges, hidden Sherpa culture and tradition, beautiful glacial lakes and rivers, monasteries and chortens, and diverse flora and fauna. Explore the Everest region in this trek with breathtaking views of the lofty mountains while ascending over strenuous passes of Renjo La (5,345m), Cho La (5,420m) and Kongma La (5,540m). By joining this Everest High Pass Trekking you shall traverse into some of the most surreal scenery in the entire Himalayan region manifested in the Gokyo region through the Gokyo Lakes and in the Everest region in the form of view from the iconic Kala Patthar.
Everest High Pass Trekking begins with the exploration of the ancient architecture of the medieval Kathmandu valley that opens up well preserved treasure to the visitors. The adventure to the Everest and the marvelous Gokyo region begins with the 35 minutes short and scenic flight to Lukla over the lush valleys, high hills and deep valleys, majestic mountains and vast landscapes. The trail is same as the classical route to the Everest base camp till the scenic village of Dingboche. We traverse along the trail decorated by rhododendron forest, monasteries and chortens, suspension bridges festooned with prayer flags, train of fellow trekkers, locals and animals, overlooked by the mountains that seem to rise above the skyline and the diversity of flora and fauna before branching off the main trail. We turn to Chhukung from the main trail for acclimatization in a bid to explore the Gokyo valley. The following day, we cross the first among the three passes, the most challenging Kongma La Pass (5540m) and reach Lobuche. Accomplishing the dream of Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar over the couple of days, we ascent the second challenge of this trek, the Cho La Pass (5,420m). The adventure continues as we explore the Gokyo valley and conquer the Renjo La Pass (5,345m) before trekking back to Lukla for ending the trek. Flight back to Kathmandu marks the end of this challenging adventure.
Everest High Pass Trekking is made for the experienced adventure seekers who have a taste for challenging experience in the Himalayan region with encounter of the glaciers, challenging landscape and serene environment. Get physically prepared and inculcate mental endurance to face the risk faced while crossing the glaciered crevasses of the passes. Join Trekking Planner Nepal for comfortable, carefully planned and safe trekking experience into the Himalayas. We make sure that you get the best possible experience in the magical region full of diversity, adventure, serene landscapes and view of the mountains including Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8481m), Cho Oyu (8201m) and others.
1st Day: Arrival in Kathmandu-(1350m/4430ft)-Hotel (D)
2nd Day: Full day in Kathmandu-Hotel (B/B)
3rd Day: Fly to Lukla (2828m/9279ft) 35min flight and Trek to Phakdhingn (2780m/9121ft) about 04 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
4th Day: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11287ft) about 05 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
5th Day: Rest day/Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar-Lodge(B/L/D)
6th Day: Trek to Tengbche (3850m/12632ft) 04-05 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
7th Day: Trek to Dingboche (4350m/14272ft) 4-5 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
8th Day: Rest/Acclimatization in Dingboche-Lodge(B/L/D)
9th Day: Trek to Chhukung (4730m/15518.37ft) about 04 hrs wlak-Lodge(B/L/D)
10th Day: Cross the Kongma La (5540m/18175.85ft) and trek to Lobuche (4910m/16108.92ft) about 07 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
11th Day: Trek to Gorakshep(5180m/16994.75ft) 3-4 hrs walk and day hike Everest Base Camp (5364m/17598.43ft) 2-3 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
12th Day: Trek to KalaPathar (5545m/18192.26ft) 2-3 hrs walk and Dzonglha (4830m/15846.46ft) 4-5 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
13th Day: Trek to Cho La (5420m/17782.15ft) about 04 hrs walk and to Thangnag (4700m/15419.95ft) about 03 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
14th Day: Trek to Gokyo (4750m/15583.99ft) 4-5 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
15th Day: Trek to Gokyo Ri (5463m/17923.23ft) about 03 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
16th Day: Trek to Renzo La (5345m/17536.09ft) and to Lungden (4380m/14370.08ft) about 07 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
17th Day: Trek to Thame (3800m/12467.19ft) about 04 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
18th Day: Trek to Monjo (2800m/9186.352ft) about 06 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
19th Day: Trek to Lukla (2828m/9279ft) about 05 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)
20th Day: Fly back to Kathmandu (1350m/4429.134ft) about 35 min flight-Hotel(B/L/D)
21st Day: Free/Leisure day in Kathmandu-Hotel(B)
22nd Day: Final Departure-(B)
B/B = Bed & Breakfast, B = Breakfast, B/L/D = Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
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We arrived in Kathmandu after having previously emailed Trekking planners to get an idea of itinerary and cost. The response was fast and very detailed so we went and visited Depak once we were in Nepal. His organisation was amazing and he booked us in and sorted everything within one day.
The price was very reasonable and included a guide, porter, all food, tea, accommodation, transfers, sleeping bags, poles and a duffel bag.
We could call trekking planners at anytime and they were so reliable and helpful, even at the airport Depak has organised someone who worked there to help us check in and get to the gate.
Along the trek we were provided with fruit and Depak had pre purchased and sent with us, the accomodation was always very good and we were even given hot towels after a day of walking!
The guide that Depak organised for us was very helpful, knowledgable and spoke fantastic English. He got us through the three passes very well and gave us good tips about taking diamox, walking slowly, covering our heats to prevent headaches and drinking lots of water. He never rushed us and always went at our pace.
Along the way our guide Puri Sherpa also helped other travellers climb over boulders and showed them the way, he even let a solo trekker join us for two days (which we were ok with) and helped him with booking accomodation and get across a pass.
He organised crampons for us and always helped us down tricky parts of the trek. He was also very knowledgable about the Himalayan range and could tell us all of the mountain names, height and if they have been summited.
Trekking planners also let us store all of our luggage in Kathmandu, helped us with accomodation bookings and booked all of our busses across Nepal. Depak even got up at 5am to meet us and walk us to the bus station!
Thank you so much trekking planners, you make our experience so comfortable, easy and wonderful.
Would highly recommend !
I recently completed the Everest High Pass Trek with Nepal Trekking Planners and it could not have been a more perfect experience. I highly recommend this company and they catered to every need.
First of the owner Dipak met me at the airport and brought me to my hotel. He even walked me up to the room to make sure it was okay. He was there the next day to introduce me to my guide for the Kathmandu city tour and then walked me to the welcome dinner. He was also there to take me to the airport, and meet me on the way back after finishing the trek. He explained that his priority is the service to his clients rather than having large numbers, and this was evident. He helped me book tickets to my next destination, and even took me to the right trekking stores in Kathmandu to make sure I had everything I needed. Truly an incredible guy.
As far as the trek I was a bit hesitant at first to do it alone (had a great guide, Khila and amazing porter Hare). For me it was the best decision that ever happened because I got to go my pace which ended up being quite quick. I watched as other large companies treated their groups almost like cattle and people had to wait in the cold for 30-45 minutes for everyone to catch up. The great thing about Trekking Planners is they cater the trek to any group size and are very flexible. During the trek I fell in love with Ama Dablam mountain, and my guide Khila allowed us to change the schedule so we could go to basecamp. Also along the way we were able to move around days and for me combine some things to make the days a bit longer since I completed things so quickly.
The ability of a company to cater to their clients and be so flexible is SO IMPORTANT on a trek. Everyone has a different trekking style and Trekking Planners teaches their guides to adjust the trek to 100% satisfy the clients. I had several people along the way say they wish they had known about Trekking Planners and I think there is no better sign than that. Accommodation and meals were always provided for in a timely fashion on the trek and it worked seamlessly.
The actual high pass trek is so incredible it is hard to describe without experiencing it yourself. The high passes can be challenging, but more rewarding for me than Everest Base Camp or any other part. The views are phenomenal for anyone up for a bit of adventure this is the trek for you. It allows you to get away from the crowds for a while, and to feel the beauty of the Himalayas.
We enjoyed a fantastic trip to Sagamartha thanks to our colourful, humorous and friendly guide Narayan and our hardworking, polite porter Shayam.
Narayan guided us through the exciting 3-passes trek. Each part of the trek was perfect. All the places that we stayed in were clean and provided good value for money eating options, especially when you consider the remote areas we stayed in. Our health and safety were always a concern of Narayan and we never felt in any danger of developing altitude sickness.
There are so many trekking companies in Kathmandu, so it is not easy to choose between them. However, based on this experience I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Narayan and Shayam to accompany you on a trek during your time in Nepal. Two great guys who provided an absolute top notch experience and service.