Everest High pass trek is one of the most challenging, thrilling and appreciated trekking trail in the Everest region of Nepal. The trek is designed to satisfy all those adventure junkies who are keen on crossing high pass which are not associated to any technical climbing. the trek includes crossing of Knogma La pass(5535m), Cho La pass(5420m) and Renjo La pass(5446m) which is further linked with the five major valleys in the Everest region. The trek is combined with ascents of Kala Patthar(5545m) and Gokyo Peak(5350m) giving the ultimate adrenaline rushing Everest experience in the Khumbu region. Magical view of Everest along with many other peaks welcomes you in every nooks and corners of the trail. The climb to Chukking Ri(5546m), Kala Patthar(5545m), Everest Base Camp(5364m) and Gokyo Peak(5350m) are the part of Everest high pass trek and serve as the fabulous view point.
Our trek starts with a scenic Himalayan airstrip from Kathmandu to Lukla. From Lukla we will follow the classic Everest trail which lead us to Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche and ultimately to Kongma La pass which is surrounded by the surreal of Ama Dablam, Makalu, Lhotse and Nuptse. From Kongma La pass we will walk down to Khumbu glacier and then climb to Kala Patthar to witness the magical, miraculous and awe inspiring view of Everest along with other Himalayan grandeur. From here we traverse to the glaciated Cho La pass to Gokyo where we climb Gokyo Ri to enjoy the excellent Himalayan vista of Everest and Cho Oyu in the Tibetan border. From here we descend to west across the Renjo La pass with Everest in the backdrop. From here we will enter the Bhote Koshi valley where we will be walking along the alpine meadows to Thame. From Thame we will trek to Namche and then to Lukla where we will catch our flight back to Kathmandu.
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival
As soon as you land on the Tribhuwan International Airport our representative will pick you and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Today we will indulge ourselves in the surreal of Kathmandu valley. We will pay our visit to Bouddhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple and Bhaktapur Durbar square. In the evening we will meet in our office and conduct briefing on our Kanchanjunga trek by trekking guide.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding
Early in the morning we will drive to airport and board a flight to Lukla. After landing in Lukla we will start a downhill walk and make our way through Chaurikharka village and we further descend to Ghat(2530m). Following the bank of Dudhkoshi River we finally arrive to Phakding for overnight stay.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3430m); 5-6hours
Following the banks of Dudh Koshi River the trail takes us to Tok Tok. From here one can view the excellent vista of Thamserku peak. Further continuing the trail climbs to Monjoo (2840m) and then enters to Sagarmatha National Park. Walking some distance uphill you will arrive to Jhorsalle (2830m) and after this we will cross a bridge and witnessing the magical panorama of Everest and Nuptse we will ultimately arrive to Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar
After having breakfast we will do some sightseeing around Namche and then hike to Everest View Hotel for the outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru, Khongde and Khumbi yu La. later we will make our way to Khumjung valley where you can see Hillary school, ancient monastery with Yeti skull and Khunde hospital. After this we will retrace our path back to Namche bazaar for overnight stay.
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche(3867m); 5-6hours
After having breakfast we will continue the trek through the forest to Kenjoma where the trail joins from Khumjung. After passing the village of Sanasa the trail descends to Phunki Tenga(3250m). Then again the trail climbs steeply through the forest to Tenboche monastery. From here we will witness the stimulating Himalayan panorama of Kwangde, Tawachee, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantega and Thamserku.
Day 07: Trek to Pangboche (4040m)
Early in the morning we will explore Tengboche Monastery. Later we start a downhill walk through the alpine forest to the Sherpa village of Deboche. After leaving Deboche we will cross Imja Khola, from where the trail gradually climbs up offering outstanding panorama of Ama Dablam to the village of Pangboche.
Day 08: Trek to Dingboche (4360m); 4-5hours
The trail gradually goes high above Imja Khola and passing tea houses at Orsho just before crossing the river and old glacial moraine we will arrive to our lodge in Dingboche. Dingboche offers the spectacular view of Lhotse- Nuptse ridge along with many Himalayan peaks.
Day 09: Rest in Dingboche
Today we rest and allimatize in Dingboche. Dingboche is a small village surrounded by stone walls protecting barley and potatoes from cold winds. Situated in the lap of Tawache, Dingboche has many places in vicinity which worth a visit. We will take a short excursion up to Chukkung valley which offers the fantastic Himalayan vista of south face of Lhotse and Island peak along with others. Stay overnight in the lodge in Dingboche.
Day 10: Trek to Lobuche (4930m); 6-7hours
From Dingboche the trail gradually goes uphill to Duglha offering stunning view of Tawachee and Cholatse. From Duglha the trail goes towards Khumbu glacier for an hour and then turns to the village of Lobuche. Stay overnight in camp.
Day 11: Trek to Gorkshep (5140) and Everest Base Camp(5364m) and retrace the path back to Gorakshep
After having breakfast the trail gradually goes uphill through the side of Khumbu glacier to Gorakshep. The path to Gorakshep is rocky and windy but offers the spectacular view of Mt Pumori and Everest Base Camp. Following the Khumbu glacier the trek continues. The path here can be confusing, so it is better to follow the Sherpa. Each year the trail changes due to the movement of glaciers. The walk is quite tiring as it goes through rocky dunes, moraine and streams till you reach the Base Camp. Due to high altitude and thin air you too may face some breathing problem. After having a grand time here we will retrace our path back to Gorakshep for overnight stay.
Day 12: Trek to Kalapathar (5545m) and descend down to Dzongla (4850); 8-9 hours
Early in the morning we will hike to Kalapathar to witness a 360degree panorama of regal mountain peaks. This rocky peak with the altitude of 5545m gives the joy and sense of self-satisfaction which is beyond imagination. From here the Everest looks amazing and the panoramic view of Khumbu glacier seen in the south sweeps you up. After having our breakfast in Gorakshep, following Lobuche River we will trek downstream toward the Dzong La .
Day 13: Trek to Thangnak (4600m); 6-7hours
We will start early in the morning as we will be crossing the Cho La pass (5420m). Crossing the pass is quite a difficult task as we go through steeply ascending narrow trail passing large boulders and huge rock slabs. The top of the pass offers the spectacular vista of Baruntse and Ama Dablam along with many other snow capped Himalayan peaks. From here the trail descends down to Nymagawa valley, where we will have our lunch. Leaving valley behind us we will cross a rocky scree and boulders and go uphill for a while and then downhill on a easy trail to the huts and tea houses at Thangnak.
Day 14: Trek to Gokyo (4720m); 2-3hours
Leaving Thagnak behind us we will continue the walk enjoying the magnificent Himalayan vista. We will start crossing Ngozumba glacier and ascend through lateral moraine valley passing beautiful lakes with Siberian ducks swimming across to the village of Gokyo. It is an easy day and if you are comfortable with the altitude we can hike up to Gokyo Ri for the spectacular 360 degree Himalayan panorama of Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse and Makalu along with many others.
Day 15: Rest at Gokyo (4720m)
Those who have choosen to witness the morning views at Gokyo Ri should make an ascent to Gokyo peak while others can enjoy an optional walk to Gokyo valley for the spectacular natural scenery.
Day 16: Trek to Arya (4650m); 7-8hours
The trail goes towards north of Gokyo Lake and takes us to the open alpine pasture. Enjoying the spectacular view of Gokyo and other mountain peaks we will continue the climb towards Renjo La Pass (5420m). Finally reaching the top of the pass which is marked by prayer flags offers the magnificent view of Nangpa valley. After having our lunch here the trail descends town through open pastures to the small settlement of Arya. Stay overnight in lodge
Day 17: Trek to Thami (4289m); 4-5hours
Following the Bhote Koshi River we will trek down to Nangpa valley passing small settlements to the village of Marlung where we will stop for lunch. From Marlung the trek trek goes downhill to Thami via Taranga village. Thami is quite a popular Sherpa village which has given birth to many famous Everest summiteers including Appa Sherpa.
Day 18: Trek to Phakding (2652m); 6-7hours
Leaving Thami behind us the trail descends to cross the Bhote Koshi River on a suspension bridge. The trek continue through the village of Thamo and then to Namche bazaar where we will stop to have lunch. In the afternoon we will descend to a large suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi River and trek to Jhorsale and then back to Monjo. Continuing the trek through the forest of blue pine and rhododendron with amazing vista of Kusum Kangaru we will reach to our lodge in Phakding via Benkar.
Day 19: Trek to Lukla (2800m); 5-6hours
Enjoying the lush green scenery we will continue the downhill walk following the Dudh Koshi River to Lukla. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu
Early in the morning we will catch a scenic flight back to Kathmandu over the Himalayas. After having lunch we will have plenty of time for sightseeing and shopping.
Day 21: Free day in Kathmandu
Today we can enjoy either shopping or sightseeing or simply have rest.
Day 21: Farewell
You will be transferred to Tribhuwan International airport for your onward journey
Nepal is a developing country, Outside of major cities area electricity on trekking can be scares. You should have to pay 100-800 NRs per hour to charge goods on many lodges and also many tea-house treks, including in Annapurna base camp trek, Everest Base camp trek and many others treks also. Chargers often won't work on low power solar systems you find right up in the mountains so u can buy alternative bayonet light to electricity power plug converter, which will only works in low voltage is highlow. The standard Nepalese electrical outlet is a three-pronged triangle so bring three-pronged triangle chargers.
Nepal is a landlocked country which lies in Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Nepal has monsoonal climate having four main seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter.
Below is a general guide to conditions at different seasons:
January to March (winter): In this season temperature will decrease at often 0°C (32°F) at night, with extreme cold at high elevations. It is possible to trek in places like the Everest region during the winter but due to extreme cold weather and heavy snow fall it may be quite difficult than as usual.
April to June (summer): In these months it is quite warm and dry weather. There is an abundance of blooming flowers in the Himalayas at this time, with rhododendrons, in particular, adding a splash of color to the landscape. This season is the best time to undertake mountain expeditions.
June to September (Monsoon): There will be heavy monsoonal rainfall in this season. Rains are generally lighter in high Himalayan reasons. In this season the mountain ranges are not often visible due to the clouds.
October to December (autumn): These months are cool and clear which is due to the end of monsoon, there is little dust in the air so this is the best season to visit the hilly and mountainous regions.
Visa in Nepal can be acquired on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and also at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki border of Nepal - India and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also acquire at the nearest Nepal Embassy. For visa renewal purpose you can contact at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan at Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.
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In Nepal, “Namaste” or “Namaskar” is said to an older or high-status person with palms together, figure up. It is used to greet a person in place of goodbye or hello. There is no limitation how many times you say “Namaste” but, it is better if you say once per person, per day. If You want to say “Thank You” then you can say “Dhanyabaad /'ðɅnjɅbɑ:d/ (Dhan-ya-baad)”
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