21 Days Everest High Pass Trekking

“Traverse from one scenic valley to another beautiful areas of Everest region”
Good to Know
  • Duration 21 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 5545.00m
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Private and Group
  • Activities Trekking, Historical and Cultural Excursion
  • Best Season March-June and Sept-November


  • Everest High Pass Trekking is a traverse from one scenic area to another beautiful valley.
  • Exceptional panorama of the Mid-Eastern Himalayan mountain range from each high three passes.
  • Enjoyable walk from a green forest of rhododendron and pine trees to barren windswept terrain.
  • Explore traditional villages enriched with ancient Buddhist heritage of impressive lively cultures.
  • Trek to Mt. Everest base camp and climb Kalapathar to the highest point of the adventure.
  • Crossing Everest three high passes Kongma-Cho-la and Renjo-La in the shade of towering peaks.


An advantage of booking a trip with Trekking Planner Nepal 

  • All airports pick up drop by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights).
  • First aid kit box.
  • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
  • Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.

Trip Introduction: 21 Days Everest High Pass Trekking

Everest High Pass Trekking is an adventure that takes you from one scenic area to another beautiful Khumbu valley. Covering almost all of the region of Khumbu and Everest areas, in the close shadow of towering snow peaks. The walks lead to breathtaking dramatic views of landscapes with snow-capped peaks throughout the trip. 

An adventure of a lifetime experience crossing over 5,000 meters of high ridges, and facing mind-blowing scenery on Everest's Three Passes. Everest High Pass Trekking, popularly known as Everest Three Passes Trek, walks leads from east to west around the Khumbu region. 

This a great opportunity to explore all the best areas of the Everest Region within a total duration of 17 nights and 18 days. From the starting and ending point at Lukla, the gateway town for various adventures around the high Khumbu valley.  

Everest High Passes Trek begins with moderate walks following the main busy trail through several lovely villages. Where every Sherpa settlement are lined with religious monument and prayer walls, making the trek more exciting and interesting.

After a few days' walks enter the Sagarmatha National Park, listed in World Heritage Sites since 1979. The park treasures exotic flora and fauna with the world’s famous peaks namely Mt. Everest

 Lhotse and Cho-Oyu. Includes Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Thamserku, and Kwangde with Kantega, as well countless lesser peaks. Which makes the Khumbu and Everest region one of the most sought Himalayan destinations for various adventures. 
Of all the Everest three passes trek, the Everest Cho-La pass is quite popular due to its prime location. Situated between beautiful Gokyo Lake andEverest Base Camp, Kongma-la and Renjo-La are seldom ventured due to their remoteness.

The Everest High Pass Trekking, from Lukla and entering Sagarmatha National Park continues heading uphill to the famous Namche Bazaar. Spending an extra day at Namche for an acclimatization walk then leads to scenic Tengboche, a beautiful spot with a majestic monastery.

Tengboche is located amidst lovely woodland-facing views of Mt. Everest and the series of peaks that surrounds this scenic place. From Tengboche on the high trail to Imjatse valley where Dingboche and Chukung settlements are located. A picturesque Imjatse valley surrounded by towering peaks of Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam facing grand views of Island Peak.

From Chukung our real adventure starts towards Everest Three Passes, after having two overnights in Dingboche for proper acclimatization. The first and the highest pass to cross Kongma-La 5,540 m/ 18, 175 feet, stands between Nuptse and Pokalde Peaks. 

A tough climb to the top and then a long descent to cross over the Khumbu glacier, then reaching Lobuche. After an overnight at Lobuche on the trail to the world’s highest Mt. Everest Base Camp, standing beneath towering peaks. Enjoy the arctic landscapes of ice and glaciers and then climb Kalapathar hill, the highest spot of the adventure. Spending an overnight at Gorakshep and completing the first phase of highlights, the adventure continues to cross Everest Cho-La Pass.

On crossing the high Cho-La Pass at 5, 420 m /17, 782 feet descend towards Gokyo valley. A beautiful country with emerald-colored lakes facing grand views of the world's 6th highest Mt. Cho-Oyu. At Gokyo climb on top Gokyo-Ri 5, 463 m / 17, 923 feet high, rewards superb panorama of the snow-mountain range. Includes views of the world's four highest peaks Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho-Oyu with Nepal’s longest Ngozumpa glaciers.

After a wonderful time around picturesque Gokyo valley and its simmering lakes, the adventure continues to cross the last Renjo-La pass.  A steep haul to the top with a grand vista of giant peaks that surrounds the Renjo-La Pass. Stand on top at 5, 345 m /17, 536 feet, feeling in great spirits, on completing all the major highlights. A long descent leads to a sleepy village at Thame and its old impressive monastery, the west end of Khumbu valley.

Finally completing all Everest High Three Passes crossing, an easy walk downhill to Lukla for the last overnight halt around Khumbu. The next morning a scenic flight brings you to Kathmandu, after a memorable experience and adventure on Everest High Pass Trekking.

Everest High Pass Trekking Difficulties.

Everest High Pass Trekking is not as difficult as one can imagine. The only tough and hard past is a steep climb for hours crossing the high passes. Before booking this trip, where all trekkers are aware of Himalayan rough terrain and high altitude. Taking a slow and steady pace makes the walk much easier, the only tough challenge walking in deep snow. But hardly happens sometimes, when all safety precautions are undertaken by your guides.

Where Does the Everest High Pass Trekking Start? What Should I Expect?

Most treks and other adventure starts and ends at Lukla town as well for Everest High Pass Trekking. Flying from Kathmandu to a lively town at Lukla, with an amazing short airstrip. The airport in Lukla is named Tenzing and Hillary, a tribute to legendary mountaineers who first conquered Mt. Everest in 1953. On this trek follow the trail to several lovely Sherpa villages adorned with impressive religious monuments called Mani. Visiting important monasteries en route along with dramatic views of snow-capped peaks. Staying in a nice lodge from standard to simple accommodations that serve excellent foods as per the menu.

The Best Seasons for Everest High Pass Trekking.

The best seasons are spring and autumn/fall, the main high times for trekking around the Himalayas. As well for Everest High Pass Trekking, spring starts from March till May, when most days are fine and clear. Having longer days with enough sun-light hours, but can get overcast in the late afternoon. Expect snowfall sometimes, especially around higher altitudes and passes, but the right time for the trek. Cold morning and late afternoon till night time. 

The next best time is autumn/fall, days are mostly clear for excellent views and walks. But with short days due to sun-light hours, much colder morning, late afternoon and night time. Can get snowed around higher areas, as well on high passes. But most days are fine for the trek, expect extra cold from the wind-chill factor.

Some adventurers and trekkers trek during the winter times of December and January to February. Most days are fine and clear with enough sun-shine, but shorter days and much cold with freezing temperatures. During morning and late afternoon till night time, can get snowfall sometime with extra wind-chill factor to experience.

Climate and Weather on Everest High Pass Trekking:

As per the season, most days are clear and fine for views and pleasant walks. However, can expect snow in higher areas and passes sometimes but with sunny days almost every day in good seasons. In spring minimum temperatures of minus 0° and a maximum of 20° Celsius not adding an extra wind-chill factor. During autumn the sun reaches in the late morning and sunsets by 5 p.m. making it much colder. Minimum temperatures of minimum from minus 5° to 10°  Celsius with a maximum of 15° to 20° Celsius. Around high altitudes above 3,000 m, the sun light is very bright with strong UV. Where all trekkers need enough sun-blocks, wearing sun hats to block the sun with UV.

Local Culture and Religion Everest High Pass Trekking:

The local culture and religion on Everest High Pass Trekking make it more interesting besides beautiful views of snow peaks. The native Sherpa of Khumbu are interwoven with strong Buddhism religions of age-old heritage cultures. On this trekking tour of famous and old monasteries on routes like Tengboche, Pangboche, and at Thame. Most village paths are adorned with religious monuments of Stupas, Mani Walls, and prayer wheels.

Outline itinerary for Everest High Pass Trekking

Day 01:    Arrival in Kathmandu 1, 350 m / 4, 430 feet and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02:     Full day in Kathmandu option for tour and trek preparations.
Day 03:    Fly to Lukla 2, 828 m / 9, 279 feet 35-minute flight and trek to Phakding 2, 780 m / 9, 121 feet- 04 hours.
Day 04:    Trek to Namche Bazaar 3, 440 m /11, 287 feet -06 hours.
Day 05:    Rest day for acclimatization in Namche Bazaar.
Day 06:    Trek to Tengboche 3, 850 m / 12, 632 feet -05 hours.
Day 07:    Trek to Dingboche 4, 350 m / 14, 272 feet -05 hours.
Day 08:    Rest Day for acclimatization in Dingboche.
Day 09:    Trek to Chukung 4, 730 m / 15, 518 feet-04 hours.
Day 10:    Cross Kongma-La 5, 540 m / 18, 175 feet, and trek to Lobuche 4, 910 m / 16, 109 feet approx. 08 hours.
Day 11:    Trek to Gorakshep 5, 180 m / 16, 995 feet -04 hours and hike to Everest Base Camp 5, 364 m/17, 600 feet -06 hours both ways.
Day 12:    Climb to Kalapathar 5, 545 m /18, 193 feet -03 hours and trek to Dzongla 4, 830 m / 15, 847 feet -05 hours.
Day 13:    Climb to Cho La 5, 420 m / 17, 782 feet-04 hours and descend to Thaknag 4, 700 m / 15, 420 feet- 03 hours.
Day 14:    Trek to Gokyo 4, 750 m / 15, 584 feet -04 hours.
Day 15:    Climb to Gokyo-Ri 5, 463 m / 17, 923 feet approx. 03 hours.
Day 16:    Climb and cross Renjo-La 5, 345 m / 17, 536 feet downhill to Lungden 4, 380 m / 14, 370 feet. Approx. 07 hours of trekking.
Day 17:    Trek to Thame 3, 800 m / 12, 467 feet Approx. 05 hours.
Day 18:    Trek to Monjo 2, 800 m / 9, 187 feet-06 hours.
Day 19:    Trek to Lukla 2, 828 m / 9, 279 feet-04 hours.
Day 20:    Fly back to Kathmandu 1, 350 m / 4, 430 feet approx. 35 min flight
Day 21:    Final Departure for homeward bound.

Important Note

  • Trip departures are available every day of the year.
  • This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip per your need, please contact us.
  • This trip is available on both Fixed Departure and Private Group Basis.
  • This trip can be booked privately if you’re traveling solo or with your family.
  • Have a big group? We can accommodate all of your needs.
  • We can help you make it fit your budget.
  • We accept instant bookings and online payment
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Everest High Pass Trek, provided with standard Itinerary days where some days walks can be shorter or longer as per your physical fitness, some designated overnight stops can change, due to available rooms and other facilities and etc…….

We will follow the itinerary if its need to be changes in case of weather, landslides and difficulties on walks requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decides holding full authority for Trekking Planner.

  • Accommodation3 Star Hotel
  • Mealswelcome Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1, 350 m / 4, 430 ft

On the first arrival at Kathmandu, Nepal’s international airport received by the company staff and guide, for a short drive to your hotels in the heart of the city. Briefing by the guide regarding the treks and other necessary information, after getting refreshed from the jet lag. Evening a welcome group dinner in a nice typical Nepalese restaurant, an introduction to Nepali foods with folk cultural program.  

Included accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel or similar)and standard meals (welcome Dinner)

  • Accommodation3 Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude/Time1, 350 m / 4, 430 ft

Today after breakfast you will be ready for day guided sightseeing tours to Swayambhunath stupa known as monkey temple; combination between Hinduism and Buddhism from when you will be able to see good view of Kathmandu valley. Drive to Patan Durbar square (city of living arts), Pashupatinath, one of the famous Hindus temple which is located near by the holy river Bagmati and then drive to Buddhanath stupa one of the biggest and oldest stupa in the world. And stay over night in Kathmandu.

Briefing: Later in the afternoon, the whole group is briefed about the trekking. We will be checking all the equipment for the trek. If something it’s not appropriate enough we can provide, rent or help to buy it here.

Once all the equipment is checked and we are sure you go up there well dressed, we have the well come dinner with the whole group.

Included accommodation on BB in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (Breakfast )

  • AccommodationLoge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time2780m/9121ft

An Early morning, as per your flight time you will be picked up one and half hour earlier from hotel for your transfer to domestic airport. After the necessary security formalities (keep your pen-knife-lighter-matches and other sharp cutting items including scissors and other knife in the bigger baggage not in hand bags) board in the smaller twin otter or similar plane for the sweeping panoramic flight of 35 minutes to Lukla 2800m. In Lukla you will have time to stroll around, while the guide sort and divide the load baggage to be carried by porters for your short trek of about 3-4 hrs to Phakding at 2652m. Lunch hour will depend upon the time of arrival at Lukla, either in Lukla or few hrs walks further down on route to Phakding. The walk is gradual and most of the way, with few ups from Tarhe khola, where you can have a superb view of Kusum-Kangru 6,369m crossing a short suspension bridge, from here after a short climb brings us to the Ghat village, another 01 hrs gradual walk brings you to Phakding village for the overnight stop near the bank of the Dudh-Kosi River.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationLoge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3440m/11287ft

A long day walks to Namche Bazaar, morning walk follows after a hearty breakfast on a pleasant trail. The route leads to cross a long bridge over Dudh Koshi River to Monjo village and then enter Sagarmatha National Park. The park is listed as a world heritage site, enriched with flora and fauna, capturing the world's highest peaks. 

From the park entrance a slow walk over the bridge to Jorsalle, for a possible lunch stop, before a big climb to Namche Bazaar. After lunch on a pleasant path then uphill, from the last bridge walk follows on winding up to Namche for overnight halt. Checking into a nice lovely hotel or resort with rooms facing views of Kongde peaks, Namche is a famous and popular spot for a rest day as well to support acclimatization.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationLodge/Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3440m/11287ft

Namche Bazaar, a large village almost a size of a town, where trekkers and local Sherpa can find various facilities from well stocked shops, stores with many good restaurants, bakeries as well banks. At Namche a day for acclimatization and short hike to view-point above Namche Bazaar for glorious views of Everest, Ama Dablam and range of peaks. Visit the nearby park museum with full information of the Khumbu region and cultures of Sherpa’s. For energetic people can hike up to Everest View Hotel for closer views of Everest and Ama Dablam.  Trek back to Namche for overnight. Stay overnight at Yeti Mountain Home.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationLodge/Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3850m/12632ft

From Namche an easy walk for first half till lunch, following a nice wide trail with few ups and down facing grand views of Everest, Ama Dablam with adjoining peaks, head down to a river Imjatse at Phungitenga, a small place and popular spot for lunch amidst forest surroundings. 

Having lunch, a long climb of few hours walking into dense forest of pines and rhododendron to Tengboche and the monastery. Located on a small plateau facing superb views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Kantega with Tharmasarku and Kongde peaks. 

After checking into a lodge, visit the monastery of great religious and cultural interest.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationLodge/Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time4350m/14272ft

Morning walk after breakfast, a pleasant downhill through forested path to the bridge, on leaving the tall tree lines for some days. A slow climb to Pangboche village, the gateway to Ama Dablam base camp, with majestic views of Mt. Ama Dablam. After a refreshing stop uphill to Somare village for lunch and then heading towards beautiful Imjatse valley at Dingboche for overnight stop.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationLodge/Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time4350m/14272ft

Dingboche located beneath North Face of Ama Dablam with views of Island Peak and Lhotse with range of peaks. At Dingboche another free day for acclimatization and short hike to the scenic hill for more spectacular views of surrounding peaks, overlooking Mt. Makalu in the east direction. Afternoon after lunch enjoy pleasant stroll around Dingboche a temporary settlement with many good lodges for travelers.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationLodge/Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time4730m/15518ft

Having an enjoyable rest with pleasant time in Dingboche a short day of few hours to Chukung. The last settlement east of Khumbu and Imjatse valley on route to Island Peak base camp, as well towards Kongma-La. 

On reaching Chukung check into a nice simple lodge, afternoon relax and preparation for the long walk next day. Crossing over the first Pass of Kongma-La to Lobuche. Interested people can climb to Chukung-Ri at above 5,546 m / 18, 195 feet high, offers fantastic panorama of surrounding high peaks.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationLodge/Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time5540m/18175ft

Adventure gets closer to our destination, morning leads to a short climb up on a ridge. Enjoy the morning glorious views of Imjatse valley encircled by snow peaks, as the walk follows a pleasant uphill. Then enter a gully full of rocky screes in between Nuptse and Pokalde Peaks, as climb starts to Kongma-La Pass. 

The highest pass of the adventure, the top is well hidden by close peaks of Mehara or Kongma. As well from Pokalde peak and Nuptse wall, the top is marked with stone cairn and Buddhist flags. After short rest downhill to Khumbu glacier, walking with care and then up to moraine dunes, then down to Lobuche. 

Lobuche, a small settlement located on a corner, houses many good lodges for overnight halt facing grand views of Nuptse and Lobuche peaks. 

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationLodge/Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time5364m/17600ft

From Lobuche, altitude gains gradually as walk follows up to a glacial moraine and above Khumbu glaciers, walk up and down to Gorakshep a small settlement on the trail to Everest base camp, located beneath Kalapathar Hill and Mt. Pumori.

After having a short rest, walk further east for few hours on rocky path and glaciated section to Everest base camp, situated close to massive Khumbu Ice-Fall and glaciers. Enjoy the dramatic scenery of giant peaks of Nuptse, Lhotse with range of mountains that surrounds the base camp, the view of Mt. Everest is enclose by adjoining peaks of Nuptse and Lola, only the tip of Everest can be seen from the base camp.

Having an enjoyable moment head back to Gorakshep for overnight after achieving one of the highlight of the adventure.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationLodge/Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time5545m/18193ft

Early morning an options for steep long climb of few hours reaching on top Kalapathar rocky hill, as it means a black rock the highest point on treks.

From Kalapathar enjoy breathtaking panorama of Mt. Everest and adjoining giant peaks that surrounds the top of Kalapathar. After a glorious morning views head downhill to Gorakshep for breakfast and carry on trekking back to Lobuche.  Walk continues following on gradual trail to Dzongla, as walk diverts from the main trail leading to a hidden corners. Reaching at Dzongla located at the base of Cho-La our second pass to cross next early morning. At Dzongla check into a nice simple lodge facing grand close views of Cholatse and Taboche peaks. 

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationLodge/Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time5420m/17782ft

The second high pass of the adventure to cross over high Cho-La, start early morning carrying packed lunch for the long day. Walk follows a steep up slope crossing over glacier to the east side, and then reach on top Cho-La.

In snow deep conditions, it will quite an arduous job to find the right track. From the top enjoy close views of Cholatse peaks with range of mountains then descend to Thagnak for overnight stop. A small isolated spot with few small lodges, located on the base of Cho-La Pass. As well close beneath Ngozumpa the longest glacier of Nepal and in whole Himalaya range.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationLodge/Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time5420m/17782ft

Morning walk leads to Gokyo Lake following a scenic trail to Na a place with isolated small tea house. As walk leads to the first lake and past second lakes. Finally reaching at third main lakes of Gokyo also called Dudh Pokhari or Gokyo Lake. 

Where all good lodges situated above the lake shore, on a beautiful setting at 4,800 meters high. After lunch short walk around enjoy views of Mt. Cho Oyo world’s 06th highest with Mt. Gyachung Khang reflects on the surface of serene Gokyo Lake.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationLodge/Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time5463m/17923ft

Morning a climb of few hours to reach our highest point of the adventure on top scenic Gokyo Ri at 5,357 m high offering tremendous panorama from 

Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Everest, Lhotse and of Mt. Makalu covering four world highest mountains at one glance with series of smaller peaks.

Enjoying the views head down to Gokyo, rest of the free at leisure for short walk and just relax and marvel the beautiful scenery. 

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationLodge/Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time5345m/17536ft

Our final and tough day of the adventure to cross over the last Renjo-La Pass, to complete all three passes. An early morning walk to the end of Gokyo Lake, climb steadily for few hours to the top of Renjo-La. From the high ridge of Renjo-La offers superb panorama of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse and Taboche with Makalu and Cho-Oyu.

After an enjoyable scenic views, route leads downhill to a small frozen ponds, and then continue walk down to Lungden for overnight stop. A small temporary settlement with few simple lodges to cater then needs of trekkers. Which is also on-route to Nangpa-La pass that leads to the border of Nepal and Tibet.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationLodge/Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3800m/12467ft

On completing all three high passes of Everest, morning walk leads on pleasant downhill to Marlung village. Walk continues reaching a sleepy and nice village of Thame located west of Namche Bazaar. At Thame with time to visit its old and interesting monastery believed to be of more than 500 years old history.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationLodge/Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time2800m/9187ft

Feeling good after completing all major highlights of the adventure, walk on easy trail to Namche Bazaar. The morning starts with short downhill to a bridge, then climb reaching back into green vegetation and tree lines. Following a pleasant winding trail to nice village at Thamo, and then few hours walks to Namche Bazaar for lunch. Afternoon an easy downhill to Dudh Koshi River valley. From the river bed walk to Jorsalle and then short climb to Sagarmatha National Park entrance and exit point. Then finally ending the day reaching Monjo for overnight halt.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationLodge/Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time2828m/9279ft

Our last walk of the adventure, leaving Monjo down to cross a bridge over Dudh Koshi River.

As walk follows on pleasant gradual trail to Phakding for short rest and continue trekking with last climb to Lukla for a final overnight stop around Khumbu and Everest area.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • Accommodation3 Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude/Time1350m/4430ft

Morning as per the flight time for Kathmandu, a short walk to Tenzing & Hillary airport in Lukla. After checking in and then board a small aircraft for a sweeping scenic flight to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu domestic terminal transfer back to your hotel with time for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.

Included accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (Breakfast )

  • MealsBreakfast

As per your flight schedule for connecting international flight back home or to next port of call. Our staff transfer you to the airport for final departure after a great wonderful adventure and experience on Everest High Pass Trekking.

Included standard meals (Breakfast ) and Tea/Coffee

Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.

What's Included
  • All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle.
  • Welcome dinner in an Authentic Restaurant.
  • Three-night twin/double shearing accommodation on BB in Kathmandu.
  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with privet vehicles (entrance fees are extra).
  • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax.
  • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card).
  • A high experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English-speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport, and insurance.
  • Two guests and one porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation, and equipment.
  • We provide assistance guiding his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport, and insurance walking with the group to support where necessary as per the group size.
  • Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking.
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
  • First aid kid box.
  • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
  • Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during trekking (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.
  • All applicable government and local taxes are as per the itinerary.
What's Excluded
  • Your Nepal Visa fees.
  • All the International airfare from and to Kathmandu.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation.
  • In case of extra nights accommodation, lunch and dinner in the city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of the itinerary.
  • Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottled water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc).
  • The Tips to the trekking crews and drive.
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather conditions, or any event out of our control.
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Essential Info

Suggested Equipment List

  • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag that is to be returned after the trip).
  • Day pack.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Sports shoes or sandals.
  • Sun Hat/cap.
  • Warm woolen cap.
  • Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket.
  • Waterproof Gore-Tex layer.
  • Pullover or warm sweeter.
  • Raincoat.
  • 4/5 pairs of good quality socks.
  • Hand gloves.
  • 2/3 pairs of trekking trousers.
  • 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.
  • 3/4 pairs of underwear (non-cotton preferred).
  • Sunglasses.
  • Water bottle.
  • 4-season sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it. It is to be returned after the trip).
  •  Flash or Torch light.
  • Camera and batteries.


Visiting Nepal one can obtain an entry visa from your home country at Nepalese Embassies and Consulates if not one can easily get a visa on arrival at Nepal International Airport in Kathmandu, or any port of entry.

Emergency Contact

For travel within Nepal Himalaya where all travelers and adventurer requires to fill out our company form with emergency contact to relatives and families or close friends, as well as keeping in close touch with Nepal Trekking Planner for immediate helps either for medical or unforeseen reasons.


On arrival picked and received by our attentive airport representative or guides and staff for a short transfer to your respective hotels in Kathmandu.

Accommodations and Food

Everest High Pass Trek, staying overnights in the best available local lodges. Foods from the menu serve famous Nepalese Dal-Bhat to Continental with some Chinese, Tibetan, and Indian foods. All meals are well cooked, hygienic, and freshly served in a dining tent with warm environment.

Drinking Water

On the lodge, treks use safe water boiled and filtered for drinking.


Where all travelers require sound good health to join on all treks and climb around Nepal Himalayas with healthy medical background and history.

Altitude Sickness

On these treks, not a big problem of catching AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) or high altitude symptoms, as walking takes you to slow gain in elevation where altitude gains at a gradual speed. In case of emergency, around Nepal Himalaya the quickest emergency evacuation by means of Helicopter services to bring the victims back to Kathmandu and for further treatments if required.

For emergency evacuation where all trekkers should be well insured with a good Insurance policy that covers all medical sides and the use of Helicopters or other means of transportation.

Travel Insurance

Where all travelers to Nepal Himalaya require Travel and Medical Insurance to cover unfortunate accidents and sickness covering Helicopter Service Rescue to safe places and the nearest hospitals.

Age Requirements

For the Everest High Pass trek, from 18 to 60 years will be allowed and this involves if one can get medical insurance from your home country.

National Park and Trekking Permits.

Trekking Permits will be obtained by Nepal Trekking Planner after collecting necessary documents from all members a month or at least a week ahead before trek departures including the Sagarmatha National Park entrance fee as well.

Getting Into Nepal

To reach Nepal one can reach by overland from India or Tibet, the main arrival from an international flight to reach Kathmandu and Nepal international airport.


At present nearly all villages and towns do have facilities for ISTD and STD or cell phones as well as Sat phones, where one can easily communicate with family or Trekking Planner in emergency situations.

SIM cards are available on showing your passport copies with a small charge as per your time in Nepal.


On paying full package of the trip, where you need some extra money for your own individual expenses to buy souvenirs or for extra entertainment on route treks like having extra snacks and drinks. 


Photography can be taken all around Nepal, where some public and private areas of Government, religious monuments and some old people might not allow photographs, where your guide will advise you on restricted places.


Tipping after getting satisfied with the service rendered by the helpful staff of the hotels, drivers including guides and porters where you feel like it deserves gratitude like tipping.

Tipping is highly expected by crew members of trekking and climbing expeditions as a tradition since tourism was introduced in Himalayan countries.

Washing and Toilet facilities on the trek

Washing or Laundry facilities are possible in Namche Bazaar only on a rest day. The other times it will be too cold for washing your clothes, and not enough time to dry also. But one can wash in warm water smaller items only. As you will be walking every day except for two free days in Namche and Dingboche. The toilet facilities from Lukla onwards till Tengboche and Dingboche are fine, having attached baths and toilets. But some higher areas like Lobuche, Gorakshep, Lungden, and Thame will have common baths and toilets. This is due to high altitude and cold terrain where plumbing can freeze for flushing. 

One can enjoy a hot shower and bathe nearly in all lodges on route trekking paying extra for using hot showers or bathing. 

Electricity for recharge, water on the trek

Electricity for recharging on treks is available in almost all lodges till Tengboche with hydropower electricity. The other higher places where lodges have their own solar power, which one can use to recharge electronic items. The price for using the gadgets differs from one place to another, charging per item on hour basis.

Safe drinking water is available in all places on route, best to fill your own water bottle from the lodge. Provides boiled and filtered water, for which one needs to pay extra per liter.

Bottled water is also available, but can be much more costly than normal boiled and cooled drinking water. We do not encourage bottled water due to the hazard of plastic bottles which creates extra garbage. Only buy if you are desperate or sick and not feeling at your best.

  • The only hard and difficult is climb on narrow uphill trail making it tough due to rise in altitude. Rest of the walk is on gradual short up and down trail, with few hour climb to Namche Bazaar. The next steep climb of two hours to Tengboche Monastery. Rest of the walk is pleasant, although leads you to high altitude terrain. The rest hard is climb of few hours to passes, besides Kalapathar Hill, taking slow and steady will overcome the difficulty.

  • Tents are not required on Everest High Pass Trekking, the whole trip staying overnights in nice cozy lodges. However, needs to carry pack lunch while crossing all three passes of long hour’s walks.

  • Yes, as long one is physically fit and able with sound health, it also depends upon the age-limit as well.

  • Spring from March to May and autumn / fall from September to November, are the best time. For Everest High Passes and other adventures around Nepal Himalayas.

  • Yes, it also depends upon minimum number of trekkers in the group as well with trip cost. To operate for single person the cost becomes slightly higher than minimum of 2-3 persons. But the departure is guaranteed for single person or with large group. 

  • In the warm comfort of a nice and cozy lodges on route trekking. From simple and basic to standard rooms.

  • Depending upon the areas of overnight stops, most lodge restaurants provides comprehensive food menu. From continental, Chinese, Indian, Italian Mexican to Nepali and Tibetan foods.

    For big group serving set meals to save time and fuel energy, of mixed varieties. 

  • Yes, it is best to have crampons crossing Kongma-la, Cho-La and Renjo-la might come across ice and snow path sometimes.

  • Depending upon your sickness and health problem. Our guide will appoint a good staff who can communicate to take you down to safe places. Where you can wait for the other group either in Namche or Thame. If not continue walk to Lukla and return back to Kathmandu earlier than the trekking schedule. There will be no refund for not completing the whole trek, the company will issue a letter. The reason of the condition, so that you can get some refund or reimbursement for your Travel or Medical Insurance.  

  • Depending the area and weather condition of trekking, some places can receives well and clear and few areas don’ts. Few places on route trekking have facilities of Sat-Phone in case of emergency.  

  • Most places on overnight stops do have electricity from hydro or solar power. Where you can get access to Wi-Fi as well to charge your electronic gadgets.

  • For smaller and minor cases our guide can handle with care, assuring you and accompanying to safe lower area. As for server situation and illness which needs immediate medical care? 

    The safest and fastest means of evacuation is by Helicopter service, where our guide will contact Trekking Planner. The head office will immediately organizes the Helicopter for rescue as respective place for quick evacuation. Flying back to Kathmandu and transfer the victim to a good hospital. Where all medical bills and extra expenses with Helicopter services should be taken care by your medical insurance company.

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