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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.


    • TRIP FACTS:
      Trip Duration:
      20 Nights 21 Days
      Trekking destination: Everest High Passes Trekking
      Trip Grade: Moderate or Grade B (5 to 7 hours a day, altitude between 3000 to 5500m)
      Activities:
      Trekking and Cultural sightseeing tours in Kathmandu
      Best Seasons: Autumn (mid Sept to mid Dec) and Spring (March to May)
      Accommodations: 4 nights in Kathmandu and 16 nights in lodge/teahouse during trek
      Food in Trekking: In the Local Tea Houses, Lodges
      Transportation:
      Private vehicle in Kathmandu and Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu by Flight

    • DAY BY DAY ITINERARY:
    • DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN NEPAL.
      Upon your arrival you will be met at the airport and driven to your Hotel. You have a chance to rest and explore a bit of teeming Kathmandu.
    • DAY 02: Kathmandu.
      Today is designed to enjoy the sights and smells of Asia. We will visit historical and spiritual attractions; such as historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temples, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ and one of the largest stupas in the world, Buddha Nath. In the afternoon the group will meet, undergo an equipment check and review the upcoming adventure.
    • DAY 03: Kathmandu - Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft).
      Morning flight (40 min) to Lukla across beautiful, Nepalese mountain scenery. The trek starts from Lukla with a stroll to our lodging at Phakding. We will have descended to the Dudh Kosi River (2,530m/8,300ft) and followed the river to our accommodation. This easy day will assist with acclimatization; for the energetic a side trip to a monastery can be arranged. We will be sure to let the Yak trains pass safely. 3-4 hour
    • Day 4. Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,445m)- 7 to 8 hour s walking.
      Today there is a climb up to the trading town of Namche Bazaar however halfway up the hill we are rewarded with our first views of Everest and Lhotse. Namche is the largest town in the Khumbu and has superb views of Thamserku (6,648m), Kwangde (6,220m) and Khumbila (5,700m). Overnight Z amling Guest House.
    • Day 5. Day walk to Everest view point- 4 to 5 hour s walking.
      This is an essential acclimatising day to help your body adapt to the gain in altitude. Today we take a morning walk up above Namche to the Everest view point. On the way back we have lunch next to the interesting Sher pa Culture & Everest Mountaineering Museum which is well worth a visit. After lunch we return to the lodge and in the afternoon you can relax or explore amche. Overnight Zamling Guest House.
    • Day 6. Trek to Deboche (3,770m)- 7 hours walking.
      From Namche Bazaar the trail traverses high above the Dudh Khosi river through rhododendron forest with superb views up the valley to Everest and Ama Dablam. After crossing the bridge over the river at Phunki Tenga we start the climb through forest to Tengboche. The main monastery of the Khum bu is located here and is well worth visiting. Our lodge at Deboche is 20 min utes walk away from Tengboche. Overnight Rivendell Lodge.
    • Day 7. Trek to Pangboche (3,930m),
      Afternoon walk towards Ama Dablam BC. After a descent to the Imja Khola, we cross the river and climb gradually to the village of Pangboche. On arriving at the lodge you have an early lunch then start the walk towards Ama Dablam Base Camp. This is an opportunity to get off the main Everest Base Camp trail and explore a quieter area in the Khumbu below one of the most beautiful mountains in the world.
    • Day 8. Trek to Dingboche (4,410m)- 4 to 5 hours walking.
      From Pangboche we walk to Dingboche where we spend two nights to help with the acclimatisation process. Overnight Snowlion Lodge.
    • Day 9. Day walk to Chukhung- 5 to 6 hours walking.
      Today we go for walk towards Island Peak and have lunch at one of the teahouse lodges at Chukhung then walk back to Dingboche in the afternoon. This greatly helps your acclimatisation by following the golden rule of “climbing high and sleeping low”. Overnight Snowlion Lodge.
    • Day 10. Trek to Lobuche (4,931m)- 5 ˝ to 6 ˝ hours walking.
      From Dingboche the trail continues up the valley to wards the moraine of the Khumbu glacier and then across to Dughla. At Dughl a the trail goes directly up the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier before turning left just past the climber and Sherpa memorial. From the memorial the route descends a little and follows the western side of the valley to Lobuche. Tawache and Nuptse are particularly spectacular from Lobuche, towering almost two kilom etres directly above you. Overnight Motherland Lodge.
    • Day 11. Trek to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep (5,160m)- 7 to 9 hours walking.
      After an early start we follow the trail along the western side of the broad Khumbu valley. The conical peak of Pumori soon comes into view, it is on a lower ridge of this mountain that we will be going tomorrow for the Everest view point of KalaPatar. The trail makes a short descent to the sandy area at Gorakshep. It should take between 2 to 3 hours walking to get to Gorakshep from Lobuche. After a light lunch those in the group we would like to walk to Everest Base Camp will head off for the 5 to 6 hour return trek. The trail is mainly on rocky moraine before crossing over on to the glacier. There is a dramatic view of the infamous Khumbu icefall from the Base Camp. Overnight Buddha or Snowland Lodge depending on availability.
    • Day 12. Ascend Kala Patar (5,545m) and return to Lobuche- 7 hours walking.
      In the morning we climb up to the summit of Kala Patar, it is definitely worth it for the great views of Everest (you can not see Everest from Base Camp) plus the other Himalayan giants of Pumori, Changtse, Nuptse and Lhotse. After walking up Kala Patar we return to the teahouse at Gorakshep for lunch. We then start our descent and return to Lobuche in the afternoon. Overnight Motherland Lodge
    • Day 13. Trek to Dzongla (4830m)- 4 hours walking.
      From Lobuche we retrace the trail until branching off before Dughla and traversing around a spur above the Chola Tscho lake. Dzongla is a beautiful spot at the base of the Cho la pass with many yak pastures and surrounded by high mountains. On the other side of the valley are the impressive peaks of Tawoche and Cholatse with Ama Dablam visible at the end of the valley.
    • Day 14. Cross the Cho La (5,420m) and walk to Dragnag (4,700m)- 7 to 8 hours walking.
      The Cho La is a great way of combining a visit to the Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp. It is an enjoyable and scenic route without any serious technical difficulties although bad weather and poor conditions can make this a challenging route. During the day you circumnavigate Jobo Lhaptshan (6,440m) and Taboche (6,367m) once over the pass the trail descends to Dragnag. This is a true mountain experience with a scramble up to the pass and down the other side.
    • Day 15. Trek to Gokyo (4750m)- 4 hours walking.
      After crossing the Ngozumba Glacier we trek past the first lakes to the lodges at Gokyo.
    • Day 16. Day trek to Gokyo Ri (5,357m), back to Gokyo.
      An early start for the climb of Gokyo Ri (5357m), the view from the top is generally considered to be the best of the Everest range. You will be back at the lodge for a late breakfast. The rest of the day you can either relax or if you feeling energetic explore the valley following the Ngozumba Glacier towards Cho Oyu Base Camp passing numerous lakes.
    • Day 17. Renjo La (5345m) and trek to Langden in the Thame valley- 7 to 8 hours walking
      Today you walk up the Renjo La from where we can see Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and Makalu and then on the other side of the pass the Rolwaling peaks. The trail comes down past lakes and yak pastures to join the Thame valley, one of the main trading routes with Tibet over the Nangpa La.
    • Day 18. Return to Namche Bazaar (3,445m)- 5 to 6 hours walking.
      Today we follow the historical trading route used by generations of Tibetan traders to Namche Bazaar.
    • Day 19. Return to Lukla- 8 to 9 hours walking.
      From Namche we desend to the bridge and then onto Monjo where we continue the descent of the Dudh Khosi valley through the villages of Phakding, Ghat and Cheplung. At Chaurikharka we start ascending the final hill of the trek to reach Lukla. On getting to Numbur Lodge you can relax and enjoy your last evening with the Sherpa guides and wonderful porters.
    • Day 20. Fly to Kathmandu.
      If the weather is fine in Lukla then we will get an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. The rest of the day you are free to relax in Kathmandu or to go shopping, normally groups will meet up in the evening for a farewell meal.
    • Day 21. At leisure in Kathmandu. Overnight hotel.
    • Day 22. Fly back home.
      Transfer to Kathmandu airport for the flight back h ome. End of trip.
    • TRAVEL ROUTE IDEA:
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    • PREPARE FOR TREK
    • When to go for trek in Nepal:
      Trekking in Nepal is possible to do at any time of the year but it depends on where you are planning to trek. There is always somewhere to go and something to do in Nepal, whatever the weather

      Autumn season from September to November when the monsoon ends and days become crystal clear. This is the real feature of the autumn and winter months. The mornings and especially the evenings can feel particularly brisk, but in sunshine the conditions are ideal for trekking.

      Trekking during the winter Season from December to February is ideal for trekking at lower elevations, generally below 3000 meters because this season is noted for occasional snowfall at higher elevations. You must be careful planning trek with high passes for this period because the high passes and ridges are may be blocked with snow and footpaths impassable.

      Spring season is the pre-monsoon period that extends from March to end of the May when the days can become hazy, with the distance view obscured, and clouds are a common features if the afternoons and the both days and nights are getting warmer. The real treat in the Spring months are the flowers, especially the rhododendrons.

      ummer Season (June to August): Summer months really continue up to mid-September making travel wet and warm. These times are blessed for the keen botanist as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation. During this season, you can trek in the rain-shadow (places are out of reach of the rain clouds because of the high mountains) areas north of the Himalaya like Mustang and Dolpo.

    • EXPERIENCE AND FITNESS FOR TREK IN NEPAL
    • If you really want to enjoy tour trekking holiday in Nepal, get fit before the trek not on the trek. Arriving in Nepal out of shape having taken no exercise for months, possibly years, is asking for trouble. Nepal, like like in general, is full of ups and downs. Run walk, swim, bike, do circuits, whatever but exercise before you to. You don’t need to be marathon-fit, but you will enjoy it more if your legs have reasonable muscle tone.

    • CLOTHING AND BOOTS FOR TREK:
    • Clothing:
      For trekking in Nepal you don’t need a lot of specialist equipment, indeed, most porters wear little more than a cotton shirt and trousers. But for Westerners the choice is wider. Light cotton trousers or loose skirt o shorts, with a t-shits and a pair or running shoes or lightweight boots is the norm on most treks. In the morning and early evening this might be supplemented by a fleece sweater and pants, or perhaps a light down jacket or vest. It’s usually only on the higher treks or between November and January that wool shirts and thermal underwear become necessary. Unless it is overcast or windy, the day is usually warm, but the early mornings and the evenings can be very cold so, unless you want to retire early to your sleeping bag, take warm clothing, a down parka, gloves and wool hat.

      Boots:
      If you have favorite pair of comfortable walking boots, stick with them. If you are looking for a pair for first time, ask yourself the following: will I be going above the snowline, or on very rough and rocky terrain? A specialist retailer should be able to advise you on the most suitable boot once he know your plan. Normally fabric upper boots, although generally less durable or waterproof than leather boots, are ideal for most trekking.

    • TREKKING EQUIPMENTS:
    • You don't need special equipments to go to trek in the most of the regions of Nepal. A comfortable hiking boot, a sleeping bag and a few clothes as per the travelling season are the basic things you need. It is best to travel light. Please note that most of the equipments we need for trek in Nepal is possible to buy or hire in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

    • TREKKING PERMITS, NATIONAL PARK ENTRY FEE AND TIMS CARD:
    • Most of the treks in Nepal requires permits/ conservation area entry tickets. When you book your trek with us, all the necessary trekking permits will be arranged from our team.

    • RESCUE INSURANCE:
    • If you are coming for short and easy trek, you can travel with normal regular insurance but if you are planning for trekking in high passes/ remote area you must check if your insurance covers trekking activities and the conditions or not. It would be very costly to pay a helicopter rescue at 5000 meters.
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