Everest High Passes Trek

Trip Grade :
Demanding to Strenuous
Max-Altitude :
Duration :
20 Days
Destination :
Region :
Everest Region
Trekking Grade :
Demanding to Strenuous
Distance :
166km / 103 miles
Group Size :
Min. 2 to Max. 10 people
Nature of Trek :
Lodge to Lodge Trekking
Best Season :
March, April, May, June, September, October and November
Activity Per Day :
: About 5-6 hrs walking
Accomodation :
Hotel in Kathmandu, Lodge/ Tea House during the trek
Transportation :
Private Transportation [Kathmandu Airport-Kathmandu hotel-Kathmandu Airport], Flight [Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu]
Start/End Point :
Kathmandu / Kathmandu

Starting Price

$1990 per person


  • Ascend to pass, Kongma La [5535m/18160ft], Cho La [5420m], and Renjo La [5340 m], three of the highest passes of the Everest region and get astonishing sceneries from there.
  • Get best views from Everest Base Camp [5364 m], Kala Patthar [5545m]  and Gokyo Ri [5357 m]
  • Go around the Sherpa villages and explore Himalayan culture, tradition, and way of living.
  • Walk following well-marked trekking trails of Everest High passes covering both Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes trek in most of the places.
  • Excellent sceneries of four of the six tallest peaks of the world, including Everest [8848m] – the tallest peak, Mt Lhotse [8516m] – fourth tallest, Mt. Makalu [8485m] – fifth-tallest,  Mt. Cho Oyu [8188m] – sixth-tallest, Mt. Nuptse [7855m], Mt. Pumori [7161m], Mt. Changaste [7550m], Mt. Amadablam [6856m], Mt. Thamserku [6723m], Mt. Kantega[ 6685m], Mt. Kusum Khagaru [6367m], Mt. Kongde [6011m], Mt. Khumbila[5761m], Mt. Twache peak[6367m], Mt. Lingterin [6679m], Mt. Cholaste [6335m], Island peak [6179m], Honku south peak [6119m], Lobuche peak[6145m], Pokalde peak [5806m], and many more.
  • Explore Sagarmatha National Park, the highest elevated national park in the world.


Everest High Passes Trek is an altitude thrilling journey in the Everest – Khumbu region, Nepal that includes trekking on popular Everest trails while also discovering unique gems of the Everest region.

While trekking the Everest circuit, we cross three of the high passes of the Everest region viz. Kongma La, Cho La and Renjo La. The untouched villages and monasteries such as Marlung and Thame monastery will be introduced during this trek. We can say that this route takes in all the highlights of Khumbu such as cultural sites, amazing viewpoints, glaciers, and the iconic mountains in the world.

This journey will more than satisfy the ambitious trekker intent on crossing high passes without the commitment of any technical climbing. It will begin after a short flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. In the initial part of the trek, we follow the classic Everest Base Camp trek route till Dingboche. Taking right from Dingboche, we head towards Kongma La pass. Once we cross Kongma La, we descend to Lobuche and continue our trek to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar.

From Kala Patthar, we head back to Lobuche again and take the route of Dzongla, and the next day we cross Cho La and Thanngnak. Now the Gokyo valley is just 2 hours’ distance. Exploring Gokyo valley, Gokyo Lakes, and ascending to Gokyo Ri, we hike towards Renjo La pass, the easiest pass of the entire trek, and trek down to Lungden and Thame, before reaching Namche Bazaar, the largest Sherpa village of the entire Khumbu region. Trekking back to Lukla, we conclude our Everest High Passes Trek. Thus, If you are highly motivated and want to experience the absolute best of what the Everest region has to offer, then this is the trek for you.

Itinerary Overview

Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival [1,338 m/4,390 ft]

Day 2:  Flight to Lukla [2,860 m/9384 ft] and trek to Phakding [2,610 m/8,700 ft]

Day 3: Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3,440 m/11,283ft]

Day 4:  Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar [3,440 m/11,283ft]

Day 5:  Trek Namche Bazaar to Tengboche [3860m/12660ft]

Day 6:  Trek Tengboche to Dingboche [4,410m/14,464ft]

Day 7:  Acclimatization Day at [4410m/14464ft]

Day 8:  Trek Dingboche to [4730m/15514ft]

Day 9:  Trek Chhukung to [4910m/16105ft] via Kongma La Pass [5535m/18160ft]

Day 10: Trek Lobuche to Everest Base Camp [5364m/17594ft] via [5,181m/16,994ft] and Back to

Day 11:  Hike to Kala Patthar [5,545m/18,188ft], back to Lobuche and trek to [4,830 m /15,939ft]

Day 12:  Trek Dzongla to [4,750 m/15,580ft] via Cho La [5420 m/17,780 ft]

Day 13:  Trek Thangnak to Gokyo Valley [4,800 m/15,744ft]

Day 14:  An active Rest Day - Hike to Gokyo Ri [5360m/17586ft]

Day 15:  Trek Gokyo Valley to [4,500m / 14,764ft] via Renjo La [5360m/17580 ft]

Day 16:  Trek Lungden to Namche Bazaar [3,440 m/11,283ft]

Day 17:  Trek Namche Bazaar to Lukla [2,840 m/9,184 ft]

Day 18:  Fly back to Kathmandu [1,350m/4,429ft]

Day 19:  Leisure day at Kathmandu – Sightseeing and Preparation for the final Departure

Day 20:  Final Departure

Cost Includes


    • Private vehicle: Hotel and airport transfers
    • Domestic Flight: Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu

        Accommodation and Food

    • 3 nights' accommodation (twin sharing) in Kathmandu in hotel
    • 16 nights' accommodation (twin sharing) during the trek in the best available local lodge
    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner throughout  the trek
    • Seasonal fruits throughout  the trek
    • Breakfast in Kathmandu
    •  Farewell dinner in one of the cultural restaurants in Kathmandu


    • An English-speaking Trekking Guide including his/her accommodation, transportation, food, salary, transportation, and insurance
    • One assistant guide for every 6 trekkers including their accommodation, transportation, food, salary, transportation, and insurance
    • Porters (ratio of 1:2 clients) including their accommodation, transportation, food, salary, transportation, insurance

    Permits and Taxes

    • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit
    • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry Permit
    • All applicable taxes are to be paid to the Nepalese government


    • Complimentary four seasons down sleeping bag and down jacket provided for the duration of the trek
    • A Duffel bag (to keep personal belongings to be carried by porter), a down sleeping bag, and a down jacket hired for the duration of the trek
    • Complimentary Everest High Passes Trekking map, Altitude Adventure t-shirt, cap, and trip achievement certificate
    • First aid medicine box carried at all times by a guide

Cost Excludes

    • Personal Travel Insurance
    • International Airfare
    • Nepal Entry Visa Arrangement
    • Personal expenses
    • Hot showers during the trek except when in Phakding, Namche and Lukla
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Internet, and phone call unless it is free.
    • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

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