Inside the Trek

Everest High Pass Trek is one of the most mesmerizing adventures you will ever embark on. Get ready to be awed by the various gigantic mountains of the Khumbu Region including Mount Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Nuptse (7861m), Ama Dablam (6812), and Pumori (7161m). Everest High Pass Trek is an exciting trek which goes through the three high passes Renjo La Pass (5360m), Cho La Pass (5350m), and Kongma La Pass (5535m) of Khumbu area while reaching the pristine Gokyo Lakes, Everest Base Camp, Kalapatthar, and several Sherpa settlements.

Everest High Pass Trek starts as you reach Lukla by flight from Kathmandu. You then reach the Gateway of Everest, Namche Bazaar, which marks the official start of your Everest High Pass Trek. As the trail ascends, you reach the first pass, Renjo La Pass (5360m), from where you get an astonishing view of Everest (8848m), Makalu (8481m), and Cho Oyu (8201m) among others. The trail then reaches the beautiful Gokyo Valley, home to the pristine Gokyo Lakes. You also cross Ngozumpa glacier, the largest glacier of Nepal, en route to the second high pass, Cho La Pass (5420m), from where you get an amazing view of Ama Dablam (6856m), Cholatse (6440m) and other Khumbu Mountains. The trek also reaches Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar which provide you with breath taking views of Everest (8848m). The trail then descends to the last but the highest pass, Kong Ma La Pass (5535), which offers a splendid view of the mountains as well. You then descend down through several Sherpa villages to reach Namche and then Lukla to finally be back in Kathmandu. The trek requires strenuous climbing as the paths are mostly icy and slippery; therefore it is important to be physically fit before considering Everest High Pass Trek.

We in Amble Himalaya Treks thrive to provide you the best services throughout your partnership with us. You can expect good accommodation, food and other amenities from our company on the trek. Our guides are one of the most knowledgeable and experienced ones in the field. It is our responsibility to make your trip safe and hassle free.

Trip Fact

Geography Mountain/ Forest/ Village/ Glaciers Level of Difficulty  Moderate
Duration of Trek 21 Days Max Altitude 5,535m
Religions Buddhism/Tibetan Ethnic People Sherpa
Accommodation Hotel/ Guesthouse/ Lodge Transportation Flight/ Tourist Bus/Private Vehicle
Region  Everest Group Size (2-10) Person

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival at Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 02 Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03 Kathmandu to Phakding (2652m)
Day 04 Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 05 Rest Day in Namche Bazaar
Day 06 Namche Bazaar to Thame (3800m)
Day 07 Thame to Marulung (4210m)
Day 08 Marulung to Lungden (4380m)
Day 09 Lungden- Renjo La Pass (5360m)- Gokyo (4800m)
Day 10 Hike to Gokyo Ri (5357m)
Day 11 Gokyo to Thangnak (4750m)
Day 12 Thagnak- Cho La Pass (5420m)- Dzongla (4830m)
Day 13 Dzongla to Lobuche (4940m)
Day 14 Lobuche to Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep (5170m)
Day 15 Gorakshep to Lobuche
Day 16 Lobuche- Kongma La Pass (5535m)- Chhukhung (4730m)
Day 17 Chhukung to Tengboche (3860m)
Day 18 Tengboche to Namche Bazaar
Day 19 Namche to Lukla
Day 20 Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 21 Departure from Kathmandu

Included on the Cost:

Domestic and international flights transfer.
3 Star hotel accommodation at Kathmandu on double/twin room sharing with Breakfast.
Guided tour of the city with all entry fees as per Itinerary.
Kathmandu- Lukla-Kathmandu Flight.
Accommodation in trekking at best available Teahouse/Lodge.
Daily breakfast.
Lunch and dinner on the trip (on deluxe tour only).
Amble Himalaya Treks provides duffel bag and Sleeping bag to use during the trek.
Experience professional trek guide, accredited by the Nepal government.
Trekking permits and local taxes for the Everest region.
Porters required to carry all personal gear; 1 porter per 2 trekkers (on deluxe tour only).
Group first Aid Kit.
Emergency Travel Evacuation assistance.
Insurance for all our staff.
Amble Himalaya Treks souvenirs on departure.
Trekking map for each trekker.
Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

Departure Date

This is the last day of your journey. Our team member will drop you at the airport to connect you with your flight.

Additional information

Trip TypeBudget, Deluxe, Guide Service
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Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1,350m)


As you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, our team will receive you and drive you to your hotel. You will be assisted to check in the hotel. Take your time to rest from the jet lag. Overnight at the hotel.
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Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu


The day will be spent touring the durbar squares of the three old cities of Kathmandu Valley—Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Enlisted in UNESCO’s world heritage sites, these durbar squares exhibit more than 100 years old culture, art, and architecture. You can also taste the local Newari food if you will. In the evening, you will be introduced to your team and will be briefed about the trek. Overnight at the hotel.
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Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla Flight and trek to Phakding (2652m)


We take an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla (2800m). The scenic flight allows you to have first glimpses of the mountains, hills, rivers, and scattered settlements that make up the landscape of Nepal. Upon reaching Lukla, we start our trek immediately as we head towards Phakding walking through the forests. Overnight in Phakding.
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Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)


From Phakding, we head to the Gateway of Everest, Namche Bazaar. Following the trails of Dudh Koshi River, we walk through pine forests and cross small suspension bridges to reach Monjo, the entry point of Sagarmatha National Park. Continuing the trek amid rhododendron forest and walking past waterfalls and small settlements, we reach Namche Bazaar, the trading hub of Khumbu Region. An amazing panorama of Everest (8848m) can be seen from this vibrant town. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
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Day 05: Rest Day in Namche Bazaar


For acclimatization, we spend one day in Namche Bazaar. We visit the Sherpa Museum where we can explore the Sherpa culture, tradition, history, and lifestyle utilities protected in their truest form. The visit will help you understand how the lives in the region were before tourism flourished in the vicinity. We also explore the market of Namche Bazaar and walk around the outskirts of the town. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
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Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Thame (3800m)


Leaving Namche Bazaar, we enter the quite rhododendron and pine forest and walk alongside Bhote Koshi River. We pass by many ancient monasteries like Phurte, Laudo Gompa, Thesho, and Mende. The trail continues uphill and upon crossing Bhote Koshi River, we reach the Khumbu Hydroelectric Project Plant in Thame. Thame house one of the oldest monasteries in the region and is yet untouched by woes of modernization. Overnight in Thame.
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Day 07: Thame to Marulung (4210m)


Still following Bhote Koshi River upstream, we walk past several monasteries adorned with prayer flags and prayer wheels. We cross the suspension bridges over several stream times, on our way to Marulung. The trekking starts to get difficult from here on due to thin air, so it is essential that we take slow and steady steps. Overnight in Marlung.
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Day 08: Marulung to Lungden (4380m)


It is a short day of the trek from Marulung to Lungden. We continue following Bhote Koshi River as we make a steep ascend amid a narrow valley with giant boulders. From Lungden, the view of Cho Oyu (8188m), Chamar (7287m), Kyajo Ri (6186m), and Thonak (5886m) looks stunning. Overnight in Lungden.
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Day 09: Lungden — Renjo La Pass (5360m) — Gokyo (4800m)


We climb on a steep and slippery trail uphill passing by Renjo Lake, Relama Tso, and Angladumba Tso to reach one of the three high passes—Renjo La Pass. From the top of Renjo La Pass, we will be greeted with the mesmerizing panorama of Everest (8848m), Makalu (8481m), Cho Oyu (8188m) and other snowy peaks of the region. Crossing the pass, we walk further on the steep trail to reach the beautiful Gokyo Lake. We enter Gokyo valley and stay the night relishing the mountainous surrounding.
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Day 10: Hike to Gokyo Ri (5357m)


Today, we hike up a steep path to Gokyo Ri (5360m). Gokyo Ri offers one of the finest views of Everest (8848m), Cho Oyu (8188m), Makalu (8481m), Lhotse (8516m) and other peaks of Khumbu region. We also get to see the ice giant Ngozumpa glacier, which is the largest glacier in Nepal. Gokyo Ri also offers a bird’s eye view of the largest freshwater lake system in Nepal, the Gokyo lakes. Later, we descend to Gokyo village and explore the vicinity. Overnight in Gokyo.
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Day 11: Gokyo to Thangnak (4750m)


We descend on a slippery trail as we walk through the icy moraines of Ngozumpa glacier. Enjoying the pristine Gokyo Lakes, we cross Ngozumpa glacier and reach Dragnag. We then climb uphill relishing the mesmerizing landscapes until we reach Thangnak. Overnight in Thangnak.
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Day 12: Thagnak- Cho La Pass (5420m)- Dzongla (4830m)


Today is one of the tough days as we cross the second high pass, Cho La Pass (5420m). We start by climbing uphill to Cho La Phedi, from where we walk on a difficult, icy trail which then turns into a steep and slippery path. After long hours of strenuous climbing, we climb up Cho La Pass from where we get an amazing view of the Khumbu Mountains. The downhill climb from Cho La Pass is equally challenging as the climb uphill. We put on our crampons as we walk down carefully, avoiding crevasses. A steady descend through the icy path, brings us to Dzongla for an overnight stay.
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Day 13: Dzongla to Lobuche (4940m)


We gently stroll down from Dzongla with a close view of Cholatse (6335m) and Taboche (6367m). We walk past a series of the boulder and reach Chola Tso (4590m), from where we start ascending again. We come across some tombstones and tea shops on our way to Lobuche. We ascend alongside Khumbu glacier with a close view of Lobuche Peak (6119) to reach Lobuche. Overnight in Lobuche.
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Day 14: Lobuche to Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep (5170m)


We take careful steps as we climb through the ridge of Lobuche and Khumbu glaciers. Walking on the glacial moraines, we get to enjoy the view of the Khumbu Mountains as well as glaciers that make up the landscape on our way to Gorakshep. We continue our trek from Gorakshep on the steep and icy trail to reach Everest Base Camp (5364m). We can witness a breath taking the view of the Khumbu Mountains spread over the skyline as we stand at the foot of the giant Everest (8848m). After spending some time in the base camp area, we walk down to Gorakshep, where we will stay for the night.
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Day 15: Gorakshep to Lobuche


From Gorakshep, we hike up to Kalapatthar (5550m), before dawn, to witness the majestic effect of sunrise upon the gigantic mountains. Kalapatthar is the highest altitude of our trek and is the best viewpoint to witness the glorious Everest (8848m). We spend some time in Kalapatthar, enjoying the view of mountains all around before descending to Gorakshep. We retrace our trail to Lobuche walking amid Lobuche and Khumbu glaciers once again.
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Day 16: Lobuche — Kongma La Pass (5535m) — Chhukhung (4730m)


Today we cross the last one of the three high passes, Kongma La Pass (5535m). We come across several frozen lakes as we trek on the rocky terrain that leads to Kongma La Pass. A strenuous climb to Kongma La Pass, the highest among the three high passes, fills the skyline with the majestic mountains of Khumbu region. We cross the pass and follow Niyang Khola downstream, and later walk alongside Imja Khola to reach Chhukhung. Overnight in Chhukhung.
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Day 17: Chhukung to Tengboche (3860m)


From Chukhung, we follow the trails of Imja Khola downstream to enter Imja Valley. We pass several Mani walls, monasteries, suspension bridges, and villages like Dingboche, Somare, Pangboche, and Deboche to reach Tengboche. Walking down the stone steps, we reach Tengboche Monastery, which is the most celebrated monastery of the Sherpas in the Khumbu region. The white washed monastery looks spectacular with the snowy mountains on the backdrop. Overnight in Tengboche.
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Day 18: Tengboche to Namche Bazaar


We continue following the trails of Imja Khola as we descend to Namche Bazaar. We reach the water driven prayer wheels of Phunke Tenga as we pass through several Sherpa settlements relishing the view of the mountains on the background. Walking through alpine forests and Mani walls, we reach the crowded town of Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
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Day 19: Namche to Lukla


We retrace our trail to Lukla walking alongside Bhote Koshi River. We leave the Khumbu landscape behind as we exit one village after another walking through the rhododendron and magnolia forest. Walking through several Mani walls, small gompas, and Sherpa settlements, we reach Lukla. Overnight in Lukla.
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Day 20: Lukla to Kathmandu


We take the flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. We get to enjoy the hills and the mountains one last time on this trip. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you are free to spend your time as you please. Overnight at the hotel.
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Day 21: Departure from Kathmandu


This is the last day of your journey. Our team member will drop you at the airport to connect you with your flight.

Included:

Domestic and international flights transfer.
3 Star hotel accommodation at Kathmandu on double/twin room sharing with Breakfast.
Guided tour of the city with all entry fees as per Itinerary.
Kathmandu- Lukla-Kathmandu Flight.
Accommodation in trekking at best available Teahouse/Lodge.
Daily breakfast.
Lunch and dinner on the trip (on deluxe tour only).
Amble Himalaya Treks provides duffel bag and Sleeping bag to use during the trek.
Experience professional trek guide, accredited by the Nepal government.
Trekking permits and local taxes for the Everest region.
Porters required to carry all personal gear; 1 porter per 2 trekkers (on deluxe tour only).
Group first Aid Kit.
Emergency Travel Evacuation assistance.
Insurance for all our staff.
Amble Himalaya Treks souvenirs on departure.
Trekking map for each trekker.
Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

Excluded

Lunch and dinner on the trip (on budget and guide service).
Personal travel insurance; medical and evacuation insurance.
Nepal entry visa fee US$60 for one month, US$ 30 for 15 days.
Personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water.
Tips for trekking guide & porters which is expected.
International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges.
Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc.

The Trekking Group

For Everest High Passes Trek, we will have 2-10 people on each group and there will be one Guide, and assistance guide per 4 trekkers and Sherpa porters for carrying luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) only on the Deluxe trek package. On budget trek package and Guide service includes trek guide only, if you need porter can request separately.

Accommodations 

Amble Himalaya use Woodapple Hotel and Spa or similar hotels in Kathmandu for your accommodation. During the trek we will be using the best available trekking lodges and teahouse with attached bathroom where available and common bathroom at higher villages. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 340.

Meals

Depending in your chosen package, Deluxe Trek package includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner where you can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Budget trek package only include Breakfast and Guide Service package includes no meals. Breakfast and dinner will be served at same lodge you will stay and hot lunch will be served along the way. Farewell dinner will be provided to all packages at Kathmandu on your return from Trek.

This is the last day of your journey. Our team member will drop you at the airport to connect you with your flight.



Well, it depends on fitness level. We recommend you to trek with an experienced guide if you’re trekking for the first time. Also, you must do regular exercise in daily life and take your time before attempting this trek. We also advise you to trek during peak season rather than in the off-peak seasons.

If you’re fully fit, you don’t need any specific training. If you are completely deskbound, then some cardiac training is recommended before trekking. You can try stair climbing or hill walking. You’ll be trekking uphill and downhill on rough paths for 8-12 days and 5 to 7 hours per day. Altitude may also make things much harder for you. So, you can enjoy your trek if you have a good level of fitness.

In terms of topography, no ropes and no ice picks are needed. You don’t have to climb any vertical climbing. However, the ground is not paved. So, it is going to be a rough, rocky, and gravel-strewn path. The trek involves long trails that go up and then down repeatedly. You should take caution if you have weak ankles. There can also be snow and ice in the trails depending upon the seasons. Hence, you should use caution or seek the expertise of a guide for a safe trek.

You must acquire permits such as Sagarmatha National Park Fee & TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card. You don’t have to worry about them. Your documents will be arranged from the official Nepal Tourism Board offices. You need to send us two passport-sized photos and scanned passport copies for the permits.

Well, it depends on your current travel insurance provider. Some insurance may not include mountainous trekking or mountain climbing. You should check with them to confirm that trekking if your policy covers the Everest High Pass Trek.

Some insurance may not cover you above certain altitudes as well. So, you need to confirm this with your insurance provider too. It’s our duty to let you know that a typical rescue costs $5,000 just for the helicopter alone. So, we recommend you to get your insurance coverage.


For airport pick up and drop off, and Kathmandu visit we use private vehicles of various categories such as cars, vans, micro, bus etc., depending on the size of the group. We take a domestic flight from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.

ATM and credit card facilities can be used in Kathmandu. During the trek itself, you need to have some cash with you as ATM services are not available in the remote villages, and payment is only acceptable in cash.

Sure. You can stay as long as you want. We feel a holiday should not be concluded until you feel content. As per your request, we can add some days to your trip with additional costs to cover guides, hotel, transportation, and other expenses.
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