Everest High Passes Trek 

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Everest High Passes Trek is one of the most challenging trekking trails which fit only for the adventure lovers. This trek includes the two tourist destinations i.e. Everest Base Camp Trek and the Everest Three High Passes Trek including Kongma La Pass (5535 m), Cho La Pass (5368) and Renjo La Pass (5338 m). As the trek goes through the adventurous route, it offers the very thrilling experience that the trekkers have never been dreamed before.

Normally, the Everest High Passes Treks begin from Lukla like other trekking destinations those belong to the Everest region. After having a short flight to Lukla Airport, the trek starts along the Sagarmatha National Park and takes the trekkers to the Phakding Village where they stop their walks.

Next day, the Three High Passes Treks continue and take the trekkers at the Sherpa Highland, known as Namche Bazaar. It is the beautiful place with full of facilities where they can see the Everest Views. Similarly, the trekkers spend a day as acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar. So, they get the chance to explore the Bazaar and know the Sherpa’s customs and lifestyle very closely.

In the same way, the Everest High Passes Trekkers pass many Sherpa villages, discover the monasteries and reach at Chhukung from where they have a strenuous hike to Kongma La Pass at first. It offers the breathtaking sceneries of Glaciated Aamphu Lapcha Pass, Island Peaks and other towering mountains. Then the continuation of their trekking takes them at the Base Camp of the world’s tallest mountain i.e. Everest Base Camp where they immerse into the very closer views of towering peaks including Mt. Everest.

Kalapatthar hiking is another highlight of this trekking. It is the vantage point for looking the superb views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Makalu. The Cho La Pass is the most demanding trekking destination. It is a bit difficult Pass to cross. However, trekkers’ ascending takes them on top of it where they are welcomed by the awestruck views of Himalayan giants.

Gokyo Ri hiking also adds the further charm to the Everest Three Passes Trekking. Finally, Everest trekkers become able to cross the Renjo La Pass along the off the beaten path with enjoying the awe inspiring sceneries of mountains. At last, they descend down to Marlung and trek back to Lukla.

Everest high passes trekking itinerary is longer as well as the strenuous trail. Crossing the passes is not the easy job. However, Everest 3 high passes trek solo is possible, but the trekker needs to go through the Everest high passes trek map seriously. Having a glance at Everest High Passes lodge trek review would be beneficial before making a plan for the trek.

The autumn and spring are considered as the Everest High Passes Trekking Best Seasons. During these times, the day would be sunny and offers the excellent views.

Everest Three High Passes Treks is one of the demanding trekking trails. Rising Adventure customizes it in accordance with your desires. Please, feel free to contact us.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrives in Kathmandu and transfers to the hotel
  • Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla (35 min) and trek to Phakding (4 hours trek)
  • Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (6-7 hours trek)
  • Day 05: Rest at Namche Bazaar
  • Day 06: Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (5-6 hours trek)
  • Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (6-7 hours trek)
  • Day 08: Dingboche to Chhukung (3-4 hours trek)
  • Day 09: Rest at Chhukung
  • Day 10: Chhukung to Lobuche (6-7 hr walk) via Kongma La Pass (5535 m)
  • Day 11: Lobuche to Gorakshep (4 hours trek) to Everest Base Camp (5364 m/ 5-6 hours hike)
  • Day 12: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5555 m/ 3-4 hours hike) to Lobuche (3 hours trek)
  • Day 13: Lobuche to Dzongla (4-5 hours trek)
  • Day 14: Dzongla to Gokyo (7-8 hr walk) via Cho La Pass (5368 m) and Thangnak (4680 m)
  • Day 15: Rest at Gokyo and hike to Gokyo Ri (5360 m/4-5 hours hike)
  • Day 16: Gokyo to Marlung (7-8 hours trek) via Renjo La Pass (5360 m)
  • Day 17: Marlung to Namche Bazzar ( 5-6 hours trek)
  • Day 18: Namche to Lukla (7 hours trek)
  • Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu (35 min)
  • Day 20: Final departure from Kathmandu.
Detail Itinerary

Trip note

The prime duty of Rising Adventure P. Ltd. is to provide the safety and security. During the trip, some factors beyond our control may affect and cause to change our itinerary such as weather condition, transportation, health condition of our clients and other natural disasters. At this moment, our company gives full authority to our guides for deciding what to do or not to do concerning on the interest of our clients.

While talking about the flight, sometimes it may delay due to the weather condition or the technical problem especially to go to Lukla from Kathmandu. At this time, Rising Adventure can charter either Helicopter or Twin Otter as per the demand of our clients.

We can also customize this trip for a single too according to their requirements.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrives in Kathmandu and transfers to the hotel

    Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by the representative from Rising Adventure at the arrival gate and transferred to hotel.

    • Kathmandu
    • Breakfast
    • Hotel
    • 1350m/ 4429ft
  • Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

    This is your day for sightseeing. So, you are picked up by your tour guide from your hotel. Basically, Kathmandu Sightseeing involves the four UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu. They are Kathmandu Darbar Square, Swayabhunath Stupa, Boudhnath Stupa and the Pashupatinath Temple. However, we also organize other sightseeing tours nearby Kathmandu in accordance with your desires like Patan and Bhaktapur Darbar Squares those too are enlisted in UNESCO.

    In the evening, Rising Adventure will discuss about your trip and introduce our trekking guide as well as other members.

    • Kathmandu
    • Breakfast
    • Hotel
    • 1350m/ 4429ft
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla (35 min) and trek to Phakding (4 hours trek)

    In the early morning, you will have almost 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla which lies at about 2800 m in the Khumbu region of Eastern part of Nepal. While in the aeroplane you can have the great views of the mountains and river valleys. After the arrival at Lukla, our guide will introduce with the porter if you want to have or if your package includes.Then, your trek embarks on to Phkding at almost 2652 m. 

    • Phakding
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 2652 m
  • Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (6-7 hours trek)

    On this day, you will continue your trek for almost 7 hour until you won’t reach to the Namche bazaar which is taken as the Gateway to Everest. While trekking, you will go on through the breathtaking views such as blue pine forests, firs, junipers and other beautiful sceneries. 

    • Namche Bazaar
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 3440 m
  • Day 05: Rest at Namche Bazaar

    You will spend a day here in order to have rest as well as acclimatize. You can pass your day by exploring the local culture of Namche. You can also visit the museum which describes the traditional customs of the Sherpa and you have an opportunity to visit the highest hotel of the world names as Everest View Hotel. 

    • Namche Bazaar
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 3440 m
  • Day 06: Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (5-6 hours trek)

    Your trek will go ahead from Namche to Tengboche along the magnificent views of the varieties of mountains. After reaching in Tengboche, you can observe the lifestyle of local Sherpas as well as their monasteries.

    • Tengboche
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 3860 m
  • Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (6-7 hours trek)

    From Tengboche, you will trek down to Dibuche, crossing the exciting suspension bridge on the Imja River. After then, you will climb to Pangboche amongst thousands of mani stones and your trek will take you to the Dingbuche through its astonishing views of Lhotse, Island Peak and Ama Dablam.

    • Dingboche
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 4410 m
  • Day 08: Dingboche to Chhukung (3-4 hours trek)

    Your trail will go ahead through the Imja Khola valley. En route, you will see the stunning views of Mt. Lhotse and Ama Dablam. Then the continuation of your trekking will take you to Chhukung through the place known as Bibre.

    • Chhukung
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 4730 m
  • Day 09: Rest at Chhukung

    This is your another acclimatization day in Chhukung which offers the stunning views of Himalayas ranges including Island Peak. So, today you may go up to Chhukung Ri or Base Camp of Island Peak in order to grasp these views from closer.

    • Chhukung
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 4730 m
  • Day 10: Chhukung to Lobuche (6-7 hr walk) via Kongma La Pass (5535 m)

    Today you have two options to go to Kongma La Pass either by climbing over the hills or by returning to Bibre and take another route. Anyway, while going through the Bibre, you will retrace the way at first. After reaching there, you will ascend to Niyang Khola which offers the pleasant scenery of Amphu Lapcha as well as Island Peak. Finally, you will reach at Kongma La Pass where you encounter the prayer flags wrapped in cairn, marks of the pass and so on. You can also see the icy lakes as well as the Khumbu Glacier. Then the continuation of your descending will take you to Lobuche. But it is a lit bit hard to descend.

    Besides this route, you can go to Lobuche directly by not going to Kangma La Pass. However, the choice is yours.

    • Lobuche
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 4920 m
  • Day 11: Lobuche to Gorakshep (4 hours trek) to Everest Base Camp (5364 m/ 5-6 hours hike)

    This is the difficult and the most memorable day of this trek. You will walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5340 meter without using the mountaineering equipments. From the Base Camp, you can have the spectacular scenic beauty of the Khumbu Icefall as well as the mountains like Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori. After then you will return to Gorakh Shep for the night.

    • Gorakshep
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 5140 m
  • Day 12: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5555 m/ 3-4 hours hike) to Lobuche (3 hours trek)

    This is the toughest day of the trekking. Your trail will begin early in the morning for going to a hike to Kalapathar. So, you will ascend steeply to Kalapathar. After reaching there you will enjoy the incredible views o f the towering Himalayas such as the Mt. Everest, Nuptse, and Lhotse and so on. You will descend to Gorak Shep following the same route. After having breakfast, you will retrace the previous route to Lobuche.

    • Lobuche
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 4920 m
  • Day 13: Lobuche to Dzongla (4-5 hours trek)

    Today your trail may be shorter than other days. You will reach at Dzongla through the ascending and descending way. En route, you can see the wonderful sceneries of mountains as well as the Pheriche village. Finally, you will reach Dzongla by crossing the bridge. In Dzongla, there are few local houses only where you are going to spend a night.

    • Dzongla
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 4830 m
  • Day 14: Dzongla to Gokyo (7-8 hr walk) via Cho La Pass (5368 m) and Thangnak (4680 m)

    This is another toughest day of your trekking because you are going to walk along the rocky, slippery and icy trail. So, today your trail will start a little bit early while comparing to the previous trails. First of all you will reach to Cho la Pass at almost 5363m which offers you the stunning views of Cho La Lake and Mt. Cholatse. Then you will descend to Thangnak where you can see the Ngozumpa glacier, the second of Gokyo lakes and other mountains too. Eventually, you will reach at Gokyo.

    • Gokyo
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 4790 m
  • Day 15: Rest at Gokyo and hike to Gokyo Ri (5360 m/4-5 hours hike)

    This is another day for acclimatization. So, you will spend your whole day in exploring the Gokyo Valley. Besides, you will have a hike to Gokyo Ri. So, you will hike a very early in the morning. You will ascend to Gokyo Ri and reach within almost 3 hours. After reaching there, you will see the exotic views of the four highest peaks of Nepal out of seven such as Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu. As a result, you may find yourself very close to the Himalayas. After visiting there, you will come back to Gokyo Valley and have a breakfast. Then you will go back to Gokyo.

    • 4790 m
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 4790 m
  • Day 16: Gokyo to Marlung (7-8 hours trek) via Renjo La Pass (5360 m)

    Today your trail will go down at first and turn to Dudh Pokhari. From there, it takes almost 3 hours to reach at Renjo La Pass which offers the majestic views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cholatese and so on. Then you will descend to Marlung by passing Lumde. The place Marlung lies in the eastern part of Bhote Kosi River.

    • Marlung
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Marlung (4210 m
  • Day 17: Marlung to Namche Bazzar ( 5-6 hours trek)

    Your trail will go to Taranga along by crossing the Bhote Kosi River along the traditional route used by the Tibetan traders. Then you will continue your trekking to Namache Bazaar. On the way, you encounter many Gompas.

    • Namche Bazzar
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 3440 m
  • Day 18: Namche to Lukla (7 hours trek)

    Your trail will continue to Lukla passing Phakding following the previous route.

    • Lukla
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 2800 m
  • Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu (35 min)

    You will have a flight early in the morning to Kathmandu following the previous airways. After your arrival in Kathmandu, You will be transferred to the hotel. 

    • Kathmandu
    • Breakfast and Farewell Dinner
    • Hotel
    • 1350m/ 4429ft
  • Day 20: Final departure from Kathmandu.

    Today your trip in Nepal comes to an end and the representative from Rising Adventure will take you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight.

    • Breakfast

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley by private vehicle
  • Three night accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Domestic Flight tickets (Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu) and only 15 kg of luggage with hand bag is allowed to carry
  • English speaking , an experienced, friendly and knowledgeable trekking guide during the trek
  • Friendly and strong porter, one porter for two trekkers
  • Three times foods during the trekking period (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) according to your choice
  • Accommodation in mountain
  • All necessary paper works, permit (national park fee) and TIMS cards for trekking
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket if necessary
  • All the government taxes
  • Farewell dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional dance

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepal arrival visa fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Entrance fee at monument places in Kathmandu
  • Alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks
  • All your personal expenses
  • Hot shower, Battery charge and heater during the trekking
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Other expenses which are not mention in the trip "Cost Includes"

Useful info

Travel Insurance:

Travel Insurance is compulsory for joining Rising Adventure’s activities. We require your travel insurance must cover the emergency accidents (includes helicopter rescue and air ambulance) with medical expenses and others like cancellation, personal liable, loss of luggage and so on. It helps you to travel freely and confidently. Please be noted that we do not arrange and sell insurance.

Accommodation:

You will be stayed at 3-star hotel whenever you are in Kathmandu during your trip. While doing trekking in the Everest Region, you will be spent your nights at tea houses. If single rooms are available there in mountain, they will be provided and If not, it is needed to spend the nights with twin sharing basis.

Foods:

During your trip in Everest Region, you will be provided only breakfast by the hotel of Kathmandu wherever you stay. Rising Adventure also invites you to have either lunch or dinner in your arrival or farewell by managing the time. But during your trekking, you will be had breakfast and dinner on basis of menu of local tea houses or lodges wherever you spend your nights and your lunch will be provided on the way of your walking. You will taste Nepalese food in most of the places in trekking period; however, there are some tea houses which provide some international food like Chinese, Indian, Continental, Tibetan and so on.

Acclimatization:

The itineraries of Rising Adventure are designed with preventive method especially for AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). We know that AMS occurs while in higher elevation which may cause to kill. So, our company has been organizing the trips in any Himalayan region of Nepal with paying serious attention to AMS. Our pivotal priority always goes to Safety and Security. In addition, all the guides and porters of our company are the trainer of First-Aid. However, we always advices our clients to consult with doctor and be the fit and fine before planning to do any adventurous activities in the higher elevation area whether i.e. in Himalayan region or in hilly region.

Leader(s) & Staff Arrangement:

Rising Adventure has skillful, experienced as well as expert team who operate your trip. Besides, we have such trekking and tour guides who can speak foreign language very well. They are very frank and expertise in the field of culture, ecosystem, history, flora and fauna and so on who make your trip immemorial. In addition, we have many numbers of tour guides and each of them can speak different language very fluently.

At last all the guides of Rising Adventures including Rock climbing and Mountaineering guides have authentic license related to their field. It means they are expert trainers.

Porter Rights:

We believe on “behind every successful man there is a woman”. So, Rising Adventure is also the outcome of our hard worker staffs especially the porters. Rising Adventure wants to make you sure that all the porters of our company are strong physically, behave friendly and speak a lit bit English as well as carry your backpacks very safely. So, Rising Adventure also pays the serious attention towards them. We treat them as equally as our other staffs like guides and office staffs. We even do the insurance of porters while they engage in any types of adventurous activities and also rescue them by providing Helicopter on our own expense whenever they are in dangerous condition. In addition, we have mentioned some rules too in the favour of porters like the weight of one luggage should be up to 20 kg, one porter is only for two travelers and so on.

Health & Experience Requirements:

Trekking in Everest Region is not too risky. You will have almost 6 hours walking during the trek. So, it is better to have past experiences either of hiking or of short days trekking in the higher elevation because you need to walk more times in higher elevation while trekking in this area. However, it is not mandatory to have such experiences, but you need to be fit and fine physically as well as mentally and no any technical skills are required to trek in Everest Region. Anyway, Rising Adventure believes in that if anyone has the strong intention to do something, s/he will be successful definitely due to his/her courageous will. In addition, Rising Adventure strongly advises you to have the regular exercises like jogging, walking, running, etc even for some periods of time before going to trekking because we agree that such types of exercise also helps to do trekking very easily in the higher elevation. At last we advise you to consult with doctor before heading to do any kinds of adventure activities.

Safety and Security:

Safety and Security of the travelers are essential during the trip. It is more important in the adventure activities as trekking, rafting, Jungle Safari, Bungee and other activities. For example you may have valuable things like money, passport, tickets, etc. So, you can use money belt and neck wallet for securing those things.

Rising Adventure suggests you to be aware of safety and security and asks to tell if you face any problems during the trip. We try to manage the possible solutions.

Responsible Tourism:

Many people are directly or indirectly joined in tourism, which is a large industry in Nepal. Different tourist activities are adventurous and some are less adventurous. Rising Adventure is a fully responsible adventure activities organizing company in Nepal. We are government certified and linked with the various tourism institutions. We pay taxes to the government of our travel packages and actions that we arrange and annually renewed. We are always cautious for the clients’ troubles and try to respond to them as soon as possible.

Best Seasons:

Trekking in Everest Region is very best in autumn as well as in spring seasons. So, it is crowded in these both seasons. If anyone prefers to have trekking in less crowded time for enjoying much, s/he can plan for trekking in winter in this area, though, it is cold. Although, it is quite boring to trek in the higher elevation in summer and monsoon seasons due to rainy times, some rain lovers can make a plan to trek even in these seasons because it is also the distinctive experience and you may enjoy this trekking with wet.

Additional Information:

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