Everest High Passes Trek - 19 Days

Trip Overview

This is famous treks, set amongst breathtaking high mountain scenery. Everest 3 High pass trek is one of Challenging and Strenuous trek. You will have opportunity of doing the best adventure passes during trek Khangma-La Pass (5535m) Chola-La pass (5368m) , Renjo La pass (5338m) and other high light such as Gokyo Ri, Kalapather and Everest Base Camp. Magnificent landscapes, imposing and prestigious peaks, tapering ridges and colorful villages contribute to turning this trek into an unforgettable experience.

From Kathmandu we fly to Lukla, and the adventure begins as we land at its tiny airstrip. We spend several days trekking through the homelands of the Sherpa people, among the most beautiful mountains. A day is spent at Namche Bazaar, the bustling market town in the heart of Sherpa country, and at Dinbuche a cluster of houses set among the high summer grazing pastures of the region. These rest days allow time to explore further and to acclimatize, an important factor in your enjoyment of the trek.

During the trip, you will meet friendly Sherpa people, picturesque villages great variety of culture and traditions, colorful festivals and monasteries. The flora and fauna are other ornaments of the Sagarmatha National Park. The three pass trekking is continuously rewarded with dramatic Himalayan scenes, including four of the world's eight highest peaks; Cho Oyu (8,201m), Makalu (8,463m), Lhotse (8,516 m) and Everest (8,850m) and other mountains. You also have a chance to visit Kalapather (5550m, close view of Everest) and Everest base camp (5364m, Khumbu icefall). After exploring this imaging place, we cross over Chola-La pass (5368m) to go to Gokyo Valley. An excursion to the fourth and fifth lakes would be an extra attraction in Gokyo Valley from where the views are great. The Ngozumpa Glacier is the largest in the Nepal Himalayas. The Gokyo Ri (5330m/17487 feet) is considered as the best view point in the entire Everest Region. Renjo la pass provides a lifetime memory of panoramic views of the Everest and others Himalayan range. The Renjo-La Pass route is off the usual beaten track. At the pass, a great view of the Gokyo lakes on one side, the Rermo Pokhari lakes on the other side, and a numerous of snowy peaks are in the background, which provide as incredible atmosphere.

After nice view from the Renjo-La top, the trail descends following Thame valley. We then trek down by making our way back down to Lukla.

Trip Facts

  • country Nepal
  • Destination Kalapathar - Everest Base Camp/Gokyo Ri
  • Duration 19 days
  • Activities Cultural tour/Trekking
  • Grade Moderate and Fairly Strenuous Learn
  • Best Season February to May & Sep to second week of the December
  • Group Size Min. 2 and Max 15
  • Altitude Min. 2853m/Max. 5550m
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu (Capital of Nepal)
  • Accommodation Two night’s hotel in Kathmandu at 3 to 4 stars level on BB plan, & mountain lodge( Tea-house ) in trekking.
  • Meals included Breakfast and welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu / Full board in Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
  • Transportation Flight from Kathmandu/ Lukla/ Kathmandu and by Car, Van, Hiace and bus in Kathmandu as per group size.

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  1. Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters). There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel on BB plan.
  2. An early morning to Lukla from Kathmandu and trek to Phakding. (2610mtrs/8563ft). Flight 30 minutes and walking 3 hours. O/N at guest house.
  3. Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft). walking 5:30 hours. O/N at guest house.
  4. Acclimatization day at Namche Bazzar. walking 5 hours, O/N at guest house.
  5. Trek to Tengboche(3860m/12664ft). walking 5 hours. O/N at guest house.
  6. Trek to Dingboche(4410m/14468ft). walking 5:30 hours, O/N at guest house.
  7. Acclimatization day at Dinbuche. walking 4:25 hours, O/N at guest house.
  8. Dinbuche to Chhukung( 4730m/14322ft). 3 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  9. Chhukung to Lobuje(4910m/16108ft) via Kongmla pass( 5525m/16729ft) - Walking 8:30 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  10. Trek to Everest Base Camp (5363m/17595ft) and back to Gorekshep(5153m/16906ft). walking 7:30 hours, O/N at guest house.
  11. Hiking up Kalapathar(5545m/18192ft) and overnight at Zongla (4710m/15453ft). Walking 6 hours. O/N at guest house.
  12. Trek to Thagna(4500m/14764ft) via the Chola-la cross(5420m/17782ft). Walking 7:30 hours, O/N at guest house.
  13. Trek to Gokyo lakes(4790m/15715ft). walking 4:30 hours, O/N at guest house.
  14. Hiking upto Gokyo Ri (5483m/1983ft) and trek down to Gokyo lakes((4,480m/14,246ft) walking 7:30 hours, O/N at guest house.
  15. Trek over Renjo Pass (5345m/16184ft) and continue trek to Lundhen (4380m/13262ft). Walking 7 hours, O/N at guest house.
  16. Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft). walking 6:30 hours. O/N at guest house.
  17. Trek down to Lukla (2804m/8490ft) walking 6:30 hours, O/N at guest house.
  18. An early morning flight back to Kathmandu. O/N at hotel, B & B plan
  19. After breakfast, the trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.

Note: Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. If you would like to stay more than 19 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari etc. Please, let us know, we will follow accordingly. Extend your trip (For the extension options, please click here).

  1. Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters). Hotel There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel on BB plan.
  2. Kathmandu to Lukla by flight and trek to Phakding (2610m/7903ft) - Flight to Lukla 30 minutes and walking 5:30 hours Fly to Lukla, the trail descends, gradually passing above the large village of Chaunrikharaka (2680m) and on through small villages, fields and forests following a wide well constructed path. After Kusum Drargka, a large stream, the trail crosses the Dudh Kosi river at Phakding. Overnight at guest house.
  3. Phakding-Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft) - walking 5:30 hours. From Phakding the trail follows the western bank of Dudh Kosi passing through forests of Blue Pine until it reaches the village of Benkar(2700m). From here the trail crosses to the eastern bank of the Dudh Kosi, and climbs gently to the village of Chumoa. Between here and the next village of Monjo (2800m) the trail drops steeply to cross Monjo Khola. From Monjo the trail crosses a small rock saddle and then descends abruptly to re-cross the Dudh Kosi at Jorsale (2804m). Beyond Jorsale the trail undulates up until the confluence with Bhote Kosi is reached. From here the Khumbu region begins. Above the bridge the trail zigzags up 300m of the steep spur between the two rivers through sparse forest. From the top of the spur, Mt. Everest can be seen rising above Nuptse-Lhotse wall. The next section of the trail climbs less steeply, traversing above the Bhote Kosi until Namche Bazaar is reached. Namcha Bazaar is a market town, where every Saturday morning traders from lower altitude sell goods to sherpas. Most of the trading is over by mid-day and the traders return to their villages. Overnight at guest house.
  4. Acclimatization day At Namche Bazzar- walking 5 hours. Known as the ‘Gateway to Everest’ we will spend today here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning air. A short trek to the museum celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people, as well as about flora & Fauna & its land, more importantly, from here you will get the proper glimpse of Everest and the surrounding mountains. And we hike up the Syanbuche airport, and Everest view hotel and sightseeing at the Khumjung village (3800m/12,466ft), which is the biggest settlement of Sherpa. Khumjung is one of the most beautiful villages in Everest area. It’s symmetrically laid out stone dwellings house the families of many of our Sherpas. Overnight at guest house.
  5. Namche Bazaar to Thyangboche (3857m/12,670 feet)- walking 5 hours. O/N at guest house. An enjoyable walk down to the river at Phunki Thanhka to lunch next to water driven prayer wheels. A steep but short climb takes us to Tengboche Monastery through forests of blue pine, fir and black juniper. Overnight at guest house.
  6. Tengboche to Dingboche(4410m/14468ft)- walking 5:30 hours Our trek continues to climb as we head to the altitude of 4310m taking our time so not to be affected by the thinning air. Overnight at guest house.
  7. Second acclimatization day in Dingboche (4410m/14468ft) –walking 4:25 hours Our second acclimatization day, the group will be taken to Nagarjun Hill(5050m/15291ft). This point offers fantastic views of the fifth highest mountain Makalu 8463m/25625ft. After appreciating the surrounding scenery we trek back to our camp in Dingboche, relaxing in the evening. Overnight at guest house.
  8. Dinbuche to Chhukung Dinbuche to Chhukung( 4730m/14322ft). 3 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  9. Chhukung to Lobuje Chhukung to Lobuje(4910m/16108ft) via Kongmla pass( 5525m/16729ft) - Walking 8:30 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  10. Lobuje to Everest Base Camp (5363m/17595ft) and back to Gorak Shep(5153m/16906ft). – walking 7:30 hours Today we reach our goal by trekking to Everest Base Camp at an altitude of 5363m. After appreciating our efforts and photographing the achievement we return to Gorak Shep. Overnight at guest house.
  11. Hiking up Kalapathar(5545m/18192ft) and overnight at Zongla (4710m/15453ft). Walking 6:30 hours From our base at Gorak Shep we continue to climb this time hiking up Kalapathar. Leaving as early as possible to take advantage of the morning light, the panoramic views of Everest and the surrounding mountains, as we reach our destination of the Kalapathar viewpoint. Following this we descend to Zongla. Overnight at guest house.
  12. Zongla to Thagna(4500m/14764ft) via the Chola-la cross(5420m/17782ft). Walking 7:30 hours We begin the day by climbing to Chola-la (5483m) crossing over and descending once more to Thagna (4500m). Overnight at guest house.
  13. Trek to Gokyo lakes (4790m/15715ft). Walking 4:30 hours Today takes the trek to our final destination, Gokyo (4790m). We will make this camp our base for 2 nights. Overnight at guest house.
  14. Hiking to Gokyo Ri and back to Gokyo. Walking 4:30 hours This day early in the morning we have steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri (5483m/19083ft) ample rewards to one attempts this trip. There are stunning views of the supper Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, such as giants as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu (8481m), Cho-Oyu (8153m) and Gychung Kang (7922m) can be seen. Those who explore the glacier and Gokyo peak are rewarded.
  15. Trek over Renjo Pass Trek over Renjo Pass (5345m/16184ft) and continue trek to Lundhen (4380m/13262ft). Walking 7 hours, O/N at guest house, FB plan
  16. Trek to Namche Bazaar Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft). walking 6:30 hours. O/N at guest house, FB plan
  17. Trek down to Lukla Trek down to Lukla (2804m/8490ft) walking 6:30 hours, O/N at guest house, FB plan
  18. Flight back to Kathmandu An early morning Flight back to Kathmandu. Flying time 30 minutes. O/N at hotel, B & B plan
  19. Departure After breakfast, the trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.

Note: Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. If you would like to stay more than 19 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari etc. Please, let us know, we will follow accordingly. Extend your trip (For the extension options, please click here).

Month Tour Start Tour End
September 03 Sep 14 Sep
September 06 Sep 17 Sep
September 13 Sep 25 Sep
September 20 Sep 01 Oct
September 27 Sep 08 Oct
October 02 Oct 13 Oct
October 08 Oct 19 Oct
October 15 Oct 26 Oct
October 22 Oct 02 Nov
October 29 Oct 09 Nov
November 01 Nov 12 Nov
November 08 Nov 19 Nov
November 15 Nov 26 Nov
November 26 Nov 07 Dec
December 03 Dec 14 Dec
December 10 Dec 21 Dec
December 17 Dec 28 Dec
December 25 Dec 05 Jan
Month Tour Start Tour End
February 06 Feb 17 Feb
February 09 Feb 20 Mar
February 15 Feb 26 Mar
February 22 Feb 04 Mar
March 01 Mar 12 Mar
March 06 Mar 17 Mar
March 14 Mar 25 Mar
March 19 Mar 30 Apr
March 22 Mar 02 Apr
March 28 Mar 08 Apr
April 02 Apr 13 Apr
April 05 Apr 16 Apr
April 12 Apr 23 Apr
April 19 Apr 30 May
April 26 Apr 07 May
April 30 Apr 11 May
May 03 May 14 May
May 10 May 21 May
May 17 May 28 May
May 24 May 04 Jun
June 04 Jun 15 Jun
June 08 Jun 19 Jun
June 14 Jun 25 Jun
June 21 Jun 02 Jul
July 03 Jul 14 Jul
July 09 Jul 20 Jul
September 03 Sept 14 Sept
September 06 Sept 17 Sept
September 13 Sept 24 Sept
September 20 Sept 01 Oct
September 27 Sept 08 Oct
October 02 Oct 13 Oct
October 08 Oct 19 Oct
October 15 Oct 26 Oct
October 22 Oct 02 Nov
October 29 Oct 09 Nov
November 01 Nov 12 Nov
November 08 Nov 19 Nov
November 15 Nov 26 Nov
November 26 Nov 07 Dec
December 03 Dec 14 Dec
December 10 Dec 21 Dec
December 17 Dec 28 Dec
December 25 Dec 04 Dec
Trekking Boot One Pairs
Thick Socks 4 Pairs
Light Socks 3 Pairs
Camp Shoes 1 Pair
Sandals 1 Pair
Sleeping Bag(4seasons) 1
Down Jacket 1
Daypack 1
Water Bottle 1
Sun Cream  
Sunglasses  
Flashlight Witd Spare Bulbs, Batteries, Lip Salve, Gaiters.  
Down Or Fiber Filled Waterproof Jacket And Trousers 1
Fleece Jacket Or Pullover 1
Warm Cotton Trousers 2 Pairs
Shirts And T-Shirts 4 Pieces
Lightweight Cotton Long Pants 3 Pairs
Long Under Wear 2 Pieces
Short Under Wear 4 Pieces
Sun Hat Or Scarf 1
Woolen Hat 1
Sunglasses 1
Lightweight Gloves 1
Rain Coat 1
Heavyweight Gloves Or Mittens Witd A Waterproof 1
Insect Repellent
Toilet Articles
Note Book & Pen
Toilet Roll
Laundry Soap
Pocket Knife
Towel
Sewing Kit
Plasters
Binoculars
Camera
Film
Cards And Personal Medical Kit
Short description Mode of the packages: What are included in the packages?

Welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu, Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast at 3 stars level, Meals3 times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking, Twin sharing comfortable and clean private room in trekking, both ways domestic flight tickets from KTM/Lukla/KTM, necessary permits, all the ground transportation by tourist vehicles, an experienced guide and porter and all the necessary permits, please find in details what is included and excluded in the cost as follows:

Service Includes in the Cost in Details:
  • All the ground transportation by tourist vehicles.
  • Welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu as per your desire.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast at 3 stars level ( for two nights).
  • Meals3 times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking for you.
  • Twin sharing comfortable and clean private room in trekking( for 16 nights).
  • Trip Map.
  • Both ways domestic flight tickets from KTM/Lukla/KTM with airport tax.
  • An experienced, knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and English-speaking trekking guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek (2 trekkers:1 porter).
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Four season sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag( bag pack) and walking stick to use for trekking, if necessary.
  • Duffel/kit bag( Gift from our company).
  • All necessary paper works and Everest national park entry permits.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System).
  • All our government taxes, vat, local tax, tourist service charges.
Service Excludes in the cost in details:
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (costs roughly USD 10 to USD 15 per person per day)- (Except welcome dinner).
  • All kinds of drinks in the mountain (hot, cold and alcoholic).
  • Entry fee while sightseeing in Kathmandu (USD 20 per person).
  • Personal equipment.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, excess baggage charges)
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.
For the most up to date latest pricing, please contact us

Note: Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. If you would like to stay more than 14 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari etc. Please, let us know, we will follow accordingly. Extend your trip (For the extension options, please click here).

Budget package available:

The cost for the budget package is USD 1000, per person, including ground transportation as per itinerary, two nights hotel in Kathmandu at 3 stats level inclusive breakfast, your domestic flight tickets Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu, permits, guide and porter.

what our clients say about us?

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Hello Babu,
Nice to hear from you again. Hope everything is going well in Nepal. We had a great time during our trek in the Everest Region. Everything was well organized and we were very happy with our guide Raj and our two porters, who were a lot of fun to hang out with and made the trip an unforgettable experience. Attached I am sending you a group-photo that was taken at Gokyo Ri. Ines Best regards from Austria.
Ines
Austria
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Hi Babu,
We had a fanastic time trekking to Everest Base Camp with Unique Path. Everything was so easy to organise in advance, with Babu replying promptly and efficiently to our emails. Our guide Sanu was excellent, he took care of our every need and was really well organised, and very well informed always providing us with interesting information about the local area and people. He spoke excellent English and was good company. The amazing scenery of the Himalaylas was matched by the quality of service that we received from Unique Path, thank you for making our trip special. Ryan & Kate, Edinburgh Please pass on our thanks to Sanu, Kind regards
Kate & Ryan
Ireland
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