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.
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
Accommodation and Food
Permits and Taxes