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Everest High Pass Trekking

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Trip Name:  

Everest High Pass Trekking

Grade:

 Strenuous

Duration: 

20 Days

Altitude: 

5,554 m

Activities:  Hiking, Sight seeing, Trekking
Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge and camping
Transport:  Bus/Jeep/Car/Plane/Helicopter
Best Season: September - December, and March-May

Everest High Pass Trekking is a great choice for those people who intend to cross Everest High Pass without any technical climbing experience. The trail offers a wonderful experience to explore the natural beauty, geological magnificence and profound cross-cultural diversities of the area. The trek experiences you with eye-catching views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse Ama Dablam, and Cho Oyu. Trekking route crosses the three popular high passes Renjo La (4,790 m), Cho La (5,300 m), Kongma La (5,528 m) in the Everest region. The trek also combines the majestic Everest Base Camp (5550m) and Kalapatthar that put in more challenges and more pleasure.

The Everest High Pass trek is pretty tough but definitely an incredible tour that is worth taking the effort. The trek begins from Lukla, heading west from the attractive Namche Bazar through splendid Gokyo Valley that goes near to the Tibetan border and some other hidden valley in the Himalayas. The lovely Sherpa villages of Marlung, monastery village of Thame as well as other remote areas on our way insert rejoice and encourage our trip.

 Best season for Everest High Pass Trek and Trek difficulties:

The Everest High Pass Trek is an ultimate selection for a true adventure seeker looking for a challenging trek in the Everest region of Nepal. The best trekking seasons for Everest High Pass Trek are autumn and spring. The region remains muddy and slippery in Monsoon and summer. The trekking route is challenging and thrilling. To complete the trail in a convenient manner we must manage to overcome our possible risk and trek difficulties. The Everest High Pass trek takes to the altitude of 5,530 meters at Kalapatthar, 5,480m at Gokyo-Ri and 5,380m at Everest Base Camp.

Itinenary
Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400 m):

We will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to the Hotel. We will offer you a welcome dinner at one of the typical Nepali Restaurant.

Day 2

Kathmandu sightseeing and trekking permits Preparations:

We will plan our trip in detail and guide you to complete your trekking route permits. You can visit World Heritage Sites inside Kathmandu Valley and stay overnight at a comfortable Lodge.

Day 3

Fly Lukla (2,860 m) and Trek to Phakding (2,690 m):30 min/ 4 hours

After 30 minutes of flight to Lukla, we will meet our complete trekking crew. Then, we will start our trek through hills downward and reach the small village of Phakding on the bank of beautiful Dudh Koshi River. We will stay overnight at the local Hotel.

Day 4

Trek to Namche (3,440 m): 5 hours

The stunning sight of Snow-capped peaks and beautiful river beneath us all over the way combines the bliss and takes us to the good-looking village, Namche Bazar. We will cross the suspension bridges which are connecting two mountains over rivers and gorges.

Day 5

Rest day at Namche Bazar:

We will collect and explore this mountain village more closely. One more fact about this place is that it is the homeland for bravery Sherpas. The people of this area are highly promoted by Tourism Industry. We will observe the dramatic view of sunrise and sunset over the panorama of the Khumbu peak.

Day 6

Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m): 5 hours

The trail passes through the beautiful valley, flowing river beneath us and then stepping down to Phunki Tenga River. After 5 hours of adventurous trek, we will reach Tengboche. The village is famous for its legendry monastery with a dazzling view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. We will stay overnight at a tea house.

Day 7

Trek to Dingboche (4,320 m): 5 hours.

We will pass several Mani walls, Chorten and small villages on the way to reach Dingboche. We will observe some snow-capped peaks in different angles and directions. After having a meal at Dingboche, you can have a short hike around the village and stay overnight at Sherpa Land.

Day 8

Trek to Chhukung (4,700 m): 3 hours.

Today, we will have a short walk to the valley to Chhukung. In a short time period, we will reach Yak herdsman's place called Bibre. There are huge glaciers and massive snowy mountains all around the places.

Day 9

Rest Day in Chhukung:

The rest day doesn’t mean to stay ideal. We will explore the great valley in close up. You can have a short hike to Island Peak Base Camp or to Chherkuri (5500m) for the great experience of mountain views.

Day 10

Trek to Kongma La (5,535 m) – Lobuche (4,940 m): 6 hours.

We will start early today to reach the Pass in time and make the journey down to the Khumbu Glacier which will take us to the Lobuche. Our trail ascends to the east side of Niyang Khola valley, and walk through the sloppy stony trial. Along the way gather some exciting moments of observing frozen lakes.

Day 11

Trek to Gorekshep (5,170 m) – Everest Base Camp (5,360 m): 8 hours.

A small incline will take us to Thangma Riju from where we climb steeply to the top through the Changri Glacier. At Gorekshep, we will be surrounded by snowy peak looming all around us. Then we restart our trek to the Everest Base Camp to experience the world’s highest mountain closely. We will return to Gorekshep to stay overnight there.

Day 12

Trek to Kalapatthar (5,545 m) - Lobuche.

We will start our trail early in the morning to catch the rare moments of sunlight shining on Mount Everest from Kala Patthar's viewpoint. We can see some huge peaks like Khumbutse, Changtse, Lingtren, and Nuptse as supplements. We will return back to Lobuche passing Gorekshep.

Day 13

Trek to Dzongla (4,830 m): 2-3 hours.

The short and quick trek passes the stream on the way to Dzongla. With great Mountain View all over the way and river alongside, we will reach Dzongla and stay overnight there.

Day 14

Trek to Chola La Pass (5,368 m) – Thangnak (4,670 m) – Gokyo (4,800 m): 8 hours.

Just stepping out of the hotel, we will be fascinated with the splendid view of Cholatse. The trip today will be a little bit thrilling and harder than earlier. We will pass through Chola Lake and Ama Dablam mountain range. We may have to progress quickly because of the risky ways with big winds. With shiny Mountain View, we will reach the Gokyo village crossing the edge of Ngozumpa glacier.

Day 15

Rest day at Gokyo village:

We will take a deep view of Gokyo Lake and visit Gokyo village. There are series of six lakes in the Gokyo region and we will explore them. We can observe Cho-Oyu base camp and Ngazumpa Glacier (the biggest Glacier of the world) from the northern part of Gokyo Lake.

Day 16

Trek to Renjo La Pass (5,360 m) – Marlung (4,210 m) 6-7 hours.

Today we will pass through the thrilling Renjo La Pass to reach the Marlung. There is no any place between Gokyo and Marlung so we have to concern it always during our trek.

Day 17

Trek to Namche Bazar (3,600 m): 6 hours.

Today we will follow the trail used by Tibetan traders in the ancient period. We will cross Bhote Koshi River and pass through the valley Langmuche to reach Thame village. Enjoying the beautiful scenery of Gompas and Monasteries, we will reach Namche Bazar and stay overnight there.

Day 18

Trek to Lukla (2,860 m): 8 hours.

Along the bank of the Dudh Koshi River, our trail goes through steeply downward with rocky terrain. We will pass through the Rhododendron, Pine, and Oak forests with a stunning view of snow-capped peaks all over the way to Lukla.

Day 19

Fly back to Kathmandu: 30 min.

We will fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla Airport by experiencing wonderful Himalayas Journey and Himalaya’s lives and cultures.

Day 20

Departure Day:

We will drop you to the TIA and pray for your wonderful journey.

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Lovely Service

5.0 rating
February 24, 2020

Nice hospitality. Good service from the arrival date in Kathmandu. Also, good service on trekking days by the guide. Very nice service and always take care of our group. Good food, beautiful view. I will go to Nepal again with Blue Lake Travel and Tours.

Adam Jones
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