Everest High Passes Trek Package
Everest High Passes trekking is designed for the ultimate Everest trekking experience. The trail we follow to Everest Base Camp is more challenging and longer compare to our standard itinerary for Everest base camp trek. The itinerary is designed with 3 most popular high passes in Everest region and they are Renjo La (5,388m), Cho La (5,380m) and the Kongma La (5,535m). Not only this, we also climb three most popular walking peaks such as Gokyo Ri (5,483m), Kala Pattar (5,545m) and Chukkung Ri (5550m) to experience some of the most breathtaking superb mountain view on the planet.
Our adventure trekking holiday begins with a short flight from Kathmandu to the airstrip at Lukla. From here, we trek to Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital, before breaking off the main Everest trail and heading west to Thame and onwards towards the remote Nangpa Valley, close to the border with Tibet. The first of our three passes, the Renjo La, is a tough day, but your reward is stunning views of Everest, as well and mountains to the east and Cho Oyu (the world's sixth highest mountain) to the west. It is a leisurely descent to idyllic Gokyo Lakes, where we will have a rest day, before climbing the famous view point of Gokyo Ri, the first of our three peaks. We continue over the colossal Ngozumpa Glacier before climbing to the foot of the next high pass, the Cho La. The Cho La involves walking up steep scree, which is frequently icy, to reach a small glacier at the top, before zig zagging down the other side.
We regain the main Everest trail and continue up to Kala Pattar, our second peak and base camp itself. From base camp, we descend to the village of Lobjue, before heading east over the Kongma La to Chukkung. Here we trek our third peak; Chukkung Ri (5,550m). This is a lovely hill above the village, with fabulous views of the North Ridge of Ama Dablam, as well as Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and Cho Oyu. We complete the circuit by returning to Lukla down the main Everest trail, via the many Sherpa villages, including Thyangboche, with its impressive monastery. Back in Kathmandu, you can explore the city's many famous monasteries, shop in the Thamel district, or simply relax at our hotel, which is situated away from the heat and hustle and bustle of downtown Kathmandu.