Everest High Pass Trek

2nd Oct 2021
Photo of Everest High Pass Trek 1/1 by Parashu Ram Nepal
Everest High Pass Trek

Everest High Pass Trek offers a complete and ultimate trekking experience in the region covering the Everest region and Gokyo region as well. More difficult trek than the classical Everest base camp trek, this involves ascend and descend in more rough and rocky terrain and perfectly matches the intent of the trekkers who wish to experience the challenge of the region. Climb to the challenging passes above 5000m, such as Cho La Pass (5380m), Renjo La Pass (5388m) and Kongma La Pass (5535m) and smaller peaks such as Gokyo Ri makes this trekking trail a dream challenge to the daredevils. Besides these challenges, in Everest Three Passes Trek, trekkers also explore the marvelous landscape usually not explored; observe the unseen side of Sherpa lifestyle and culture besides all other elements found in the classical trekking expedition in the region.

This challenging Everest High Pass Trek begins after a short and scenic flight to Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region and trek to a popular stoppage place for trekkers in the area, the village of Phakding. Suspension bridges clad with colourful prayer flags, chortens, prayer wheels and stones, dense and colourful forest, a caravan of fellow trekkers and locals and the view of humongous mountains are common sights till we reach the colourful and vibrant Namche Bazaar. It is popular as the traditional market of inborn mountaineers, fascinating views of mountains and a perfect fit for acclimatization before proceeding for further adventure in the region. We branch off from the main trail to Everest Base Camp and head for Thame village and then to Nangpa valley under Everest Three Passes Trek. Accompanied by roaring Bhote Koshi River, we ascent up towards the Gokyo valley crossing over one of the passes , the Renjo La Pass (5388m) to reach the turquoise watered Gokyo Lakes and beautiful Gokyo village perched by one of the Gokyo lakes. Next will be the ascent to Gokyo Ri which provides a breathtaking view of the panoramic Himalayas including Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu and others besides the majestic Ngozompa Glacier, the largest glacier in Nepal. Everest Three Passes Trek further proceeds across the glacier and crosses another challenging Cho La Pass and head for iconic Kala Patthar and the ultimate destination of Everest Base Camp through Dzongla, Dughla Lobuche and other stoppages en route. After successful descent, we shall descent to Lobuche again and through the route from Marlung to Nangpa La and then to Thame, we rejoin the classical Everest Base Camp trail. Accompanied by Dudh Koshi River and looked over by the Himalayas we retrace our steps to Namche, Lukla and then to Kathmandu to complete the circuit of this trek.

Everest Three Passes Trek requires trekkers to have previous trekking experiences in a similar climate. Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and spring (March-May) are the best seasons for the trek in this trekking route. You have the chance to witness rare wildlife, wander in the strenuous terrain, and observe lively Sherpa culture and ancient monuments in this trek. We are ever-present to make your trek easier, comfortable and more memorable. If you enjoy the adventure, challenges and strenuous trekking in the Himalayas, go for Everest Three Passes Trek!

Suggested Itinerary:

Day 1 - Kathmandu Arrival (1,350m/4,429ft)

Day 2 - Flight to Lukla (2,840 m/9,184 ft) & Trek to Phakding (2,610 m/8,700 ft)

Day 3 - Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283ft)

Day 4 - Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283ft) | Acclimatization Day

Day 5 - Trek to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft)

Day 6 - Trek to Dingboche (4,410m/14,464ft)

Day 7 - An Acclimatization Day at Dingboche (4410m/14464ft)

Day 8 - Trek to Chhukung (4730m/15514ft)

Day 9 - Trek to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft) via Kongma La Pass (5535m/18160ft)

Day 10 - Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) via Gorakshep (5,181m/16,994ft)

Day 11 - Trek to Dzongla (4,830 m /15,939ft) via Kalapatthar (5,545m/18,188ft)

Day 12 - Trek to Thangnak (4,750 m/15,580ft) passing Cho La (5420 m/17,780 ft)

Day 13 - Trek to Gokyo (4,800 m/15,744ft)

Day 14 - An active Rest Day - Hike to Gokyo Ri (5360m/17586ft)

Day 15 - Trek to Marlung (4370m/14334 ft) via Renjo La (5360m/17580 ft)

Day 16 - Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283ft)

Day 17 - Trek to Lukla (2,840 m/9,184 ft)

Day 18 - Fly back to Kathmandu (1,350m/4,429ft)

Day 19 - Leisure day | Kathmandu Sightseeing

Day 20 - Departure