Everest High Passes Trek

Everest High Pass Trek is counted as the challenging trek in Khumbu Everest region. The trek bestows an opportunity to traverse high passes- Kongma La (5,545m), Renjo La (5,340m) and Cho La (5,420m) and stuns you with the breathtaking views while going across the passes.

Plus, it will reward you with stunning views of Cho Oyu (8,201m), Everest (8,848m), Makalu (8,463m), Lhotse (8,516) and many other mountains. Apart from scenic beauty, you will also get the chance to see a variety of floras like pine, hemlock, fir, birch, juniper, as well as rhododendron woods.

We begin Everest High Pass Trek either from Lukla or Phaplu then continue walking through Sherpa villages like Manjo, Namche,a flourishing administrative and trading village; Thame, Renjo La pass, Gokyo Lake, Gokyo Ri, Thangnak/Dragnak, Cho La pass, Lobuche, Gorakshep, Everest base camp, Kalapathar and Kongma La pass to Chhukung, situated beneath a rock wall that connects Nuptse with Lhotse. The viewpoints like Gokyo Ri, Kalapathar, Chhukung Ri rewards you with awesome settings that remains in your memories forever.

In addition, this Everest Three Pass Trek will aid you walk around and get to know unique culture and tradition monasteries as well as pleasant settlements. The Sherpa groups settling in Khumbu region at the foot of the grand Mount Everest believe that peaks, plants as well as animals are blessings of god. The trek offers a splendid experience exploring around natural splendor and deep cross-cultural multiplicities. Exceptionally, the trek lets you perceive beautiful lakes like Renjo la, Gokyo III, IV, V lakes, Imja Lake and Kongma La Lake. The frozen glaciers like- Ngozuma, Khumbu, Imja and more will completely captivate you.

This Everest High Pass Trek designed by Musical Adventure Trekking rewards you with the tremendous natural settings that completely captivate you. You will also get the chance to know the unique culture while go around different monastery, Namche monastery, Thame monastery, Khumjung monastery as well as Tengboche monastery. The best time of the year for this trekking is autumn and spring.

Best Season To Do Everest High Passes Trek

Everest high passes trek is adventurous trek in the Himalayas, it should be done in good time on favorable weather. Nepal have four seasons in twelve month namely (autumn-winter-spring-summer). Two seasons (autumn and spring) are recommended for trekking in Himalayas, the weather will be perfect in the day period with good temperature in between (10-20) degree Celsius in alpine then progressively colder as we ascending higher up then rain and snow fall rarely happened. The breathless Mountain View will see in between steamy valley and blue sky. Different season gives you different trekking experience in mountain.

September to November is best time to conquer Everest high passes (Renjo La-Cho La-Kongma La), day will be clear in mild and sunshiny with magnificent mountain view. Hardy walk on the snow over the passes.

march to may is post winter in Nepal, it is blossoming period in mountain the forest look colorful because of blossoming of rhododendron, magnolia and cherry. The morning generally clear and haze and smoke will build up in the afternoon, probably rain in late afternoon. 90% chance to walk on the snow over the high passes.

20 Days Everest High Passes Trek Itinerary

Day 01:
Arrival at Kathmandu (1350m/4420ft)
Day 02:
Kathmandu valley Sightseeing
Day 03:
Fly to Lukla then trek to Phakding (2670m/8757ft & 5 hours trek): 9Km
Day 04:
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3450m/11316ft & 6 hours trek): 12Km
Day 05:
Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day
Day 06:
Namche Bazaar to Thame Village (3840m/12595ft & 6 hours trek): 11Km
Day 07:
Thame Village to Lunden (4640m/15220ft & 5 hours trek): 7Km
Day 08:
Trek over Renjo La Pass to Gokyo Lake (4730m/15514ft & 8 hours trek): 11Km
Day 09:
Day hike to Ngozumpa Tse (5560m/18236ft & 8 hours trek): 12Km
Day 10:
Ascend to Gokyo Ri then trek to Thagnak/Dragnak (4810m/15776ft & 6 hours trek): 9Km
Day 11:
Trek over Cho La Pass (5420m/17777ft) to Zhong La (4840m/15875ft & 8 hours trek): 11Km
Day 12:
Zhong-La to Lobuche (4910m/16104ft & 4 hours trek): 5Km
Day 13:
Lobuche – EBC (5364m/17563ft) - Gorak shep (5180m/16990ft & 8 hours Trek): 12Km
Day 14:
Ascend Kalapatthar then trek to Lobuche (4910m/16104ft & 6 hours trek): 9Km
Day 15:
Trek over Kongma La Pass to Chhukung (4780m/15973ft & 8 hours trek): 15Km
Day 16:
Day hike to Island base and Imja Lake (5200m/17056ft & 7 hours trek): 12Km
Day 17:
Chhukung to Namche Bazaar (3450m & 7 hours trek): 17Km
Day 18:
Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2860m/9380ft & 7 hours trek): 19Km
Day 19:
Fly to Kathmandu
Day 20:
Departure

23 Days Salleri to Everest High Passes Trek Itinerary

Day 01:
Arrival at Kathmandu (1350m/4420ft)
Day 02:
Kathmandu to Salleri/Phaplu (2440m/8003ft by 10 hours drive)
Day 03:
Salleri to Nunthala (2500m/8200ft & 6 hours trek): 19Km
Day 04:
Nunthala to Bupsa (2220m/6953ft & 6 hours trek): 12Km
Day 05:
Bupsa to Pakhe Pani (2670m/8757ft & 6 hours trek): 12Km
Day 06:
Pakhe Pani to Phakding (2670m/8757ft & 6 hours trek): 13Km
Day 07:
Phakding to Namche (3450m/11316ft & 6 hours trek): 12Km
Day 08:
Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
Day 09:
Namche Bazaar to Thame village (3840m/12595ft & 6 hours trek): 11Km
Day 10:
Thame village to Lunden (4640m/15192ft & 6 hours trek): 7Km
Day 11:
Trek over Renjo La Pass to Gokyo Lake (4730m/15514ft & 8 hours trek): 11Km
Day 12:
Day hike to Ngozumpa Tse (5560m/18236ft & 8 hours trek): 12Km
Day 13:
Climb to Gokyo Ri then trek to Thagnak[Dragnak] (4810m/15776ft & 6 hours trek): 9Km
Day 14:
Trek over Cho La Pass to Zhong La (4840m/15875ft & 8 hours trek): 11Km
Day 15:
Zhong-La to Lobuche (4910m/16104ft & 4 hours trek): 5Km
Day 16:
Lobuche – EBC (5364m/17563ft) - Gorak shep (5180m/16990ft & 8 hours Trek): 12Km
Day 17:
Ascend to Kala Patthar then trek to Lobuche (4910m/16104ft & 6 hours trek): 9Km
Day 18:
Trek over Kongma La Pass to Chhukung village (4780m/15973ft & 8 hours trek): 15Km
Day 19:
Explore Imja peak basecamp and Lake (5200m/17056ft & 7 hours trek): 12Km
Day 20:
Chhukung village to Namche Bazaar (3450m/11316ft & 7 hours trek): 14Km
Day 21:
Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2860m/9380ft & 6 hours trek): 19Km
Day 22:
35 minute flight to Kathmandu
Day 23:
Departure

Note: The above itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern, which we provide you. Trek itinerary can be modified according to your interest, time and requirements. The trip cost will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size so please kindly provides us your details for a customized program. For your information Lukla flights are notorious for being delayed to and fro Kathmandu by few hours or even cancelled for a day. Due to uncertain climate change that occurs often at Lukla, you are advised to have extra days for your stay in Nepal.

Day 01:Kathmandu arrival

Upon your arrival your trekking guide will come to receive you at Tribhuwan international airport. Your guide will be waiting you next to arrival gate with your name on play card.Then you will transfer to hotel at hub of Kathmandu by private transport with short brief about Kathmandu.

Overnight at hotel

Day 02:Half Day Kathmandu valley sightseeing

You will departure from hotel after breakfast, first we drive to Phasupatinath temple, one of the largest Hindu temple in Nepal and it more popular with western traveler cremate of death. A pashupatinath complex has very beautiful architectures on temple from back date 15 century. You will often see devotees are taking bath on holy Bagmati River across the main temple. After Pashupatinath temple, we will have short drive to Bouddhanath temple, a largest Buddhist stupa in the world with it mostly Buddhist culture. We will stop at any of beautiful restaurant where we can get great view of massive stupa from top to bottom with Buddhist disciples circling the stupa with praying wheel and Tibet beads on hand in additional prostrating as well. Now drive back to hotel and short-out the trekking bag-pack.

Overnight at hotel

Day 03:Kathmandu to Phaplu (2,440 m/8,003 Ft & 11hrs drive)

Your 11hrs journey begins early morning from North of Kathmandu from Chabel or Koteshower. First drive continuous on Kathmandu-Lhasa highway up to Dhulikhel then we turn right and drive on shortest high way connect to eastern Nepal. Drive often pass the village, tonw and bank of Sunkoshi River. After crossing Sunkoshi River at Ghurmi driving up and crossing couple of hill and mount with breathtaking view of eastern Himalayan ranges. Exceptional view of Himalayas will see from Patale then drive descend to administration of Solukhumbu “Salleri”

25 minute Fly

All the Nepalese airlines regularly operate flight to Phaplu on Monday and Wednesday. You will see grand view of northern Himalayan range along your Phaplu flight. We set our trail after lunch at Phaplu then trek to Chewang Phedi. From here we ascend through rhododendron forest with steep climbing up to Chewang Monastery. The monastery of Ringpoche in the middle of forest with spectacular view of lower valley of Salleri and Phaplu.

Overnight at Monastery guesthouse

Day 04:Salleri to Nunthala (2,500 m/8,200 Ft & 6hrs trek)

We begins first day of physically trek after delicious authentic and organic Sherpa breakfast at guesthouse, Trek gentle trail follow middle of village and thru cultivate landscapes till Chewang Phedi then traverse often pine forest and teashop to Ringmu village. Beautiful apple orchid and Sherpa culture will make your journey fantastic. The organic apple harvest in autumn, now trek uphill through forest to end of ridge, Taksindo. We have our lunch at Taksindu then visit Buddhist monastery then keeping descending throughout forest and grain farm to Nunthala with grand landscapes view.

Overnight at guesthouse

Day 05:Nunthala to Bupsa (2,220 m/7,153 Ft & 6hrs trek)

We begins our trek from Nunthala, a trading village in between lower section and upper section of Solukhumbu, the local mostly doing farming for living.Descending on paddies filed on the pebbly path and through forest to Dudh koshi (Milky River) which follow down from Gokyo Lake. We will pass the tea shop both side of suspension bridge local travelers spending night while walking up and down from home to market.Now ascending up with passing paddies field to Juving. After Lunch at Juving village, the trail continuously climbing up on sloppy hill in the bushes to ridge of Khari Khola. The largest village in Solukhumbu district with inhabitant by multi-ethnic group.

Overnight at guesthouse

Day 06:Bupsa to Pakhe Pani (2,720 m/1,190 Ft & 6hrs trek)

As usual we begins trek after breakfast at guesthouse, first we hike on the village then as soon as cross the stream, trail lead up with offering picturesque scenarios of Khari Khola village to Bupsa. The beautiful medieval monastery in the Bupsa village represented mystical touch with Buddhism. Now trek lead uphill with gradual and steep up through jungle with stopping at local tea shop to Kari La. First pass of trek then after lunch trek resume into the forest to Paiya at bottom of huge rocky mountain. There is a gentle path from Paiya to Chheubas then short climb on the cliff brings on the ridge and then short drop down to Pakhe Pani.

Overnight at guesthouse

Day 07:Pakhe Pani to Phakding (2,670 m/8,757 Ft & 5-6hrs trek)

You will see sunrise in Number himal from your room, as Kathmandu to Lukla flight operating an early morning, you will see close-up view of Dornier flight landing and take-off from Lukla. After breakfast trek descend to Surkhe on pebble path after crossing stream at Surkhe village ascending up on silence trail to Chaurikharka. From Chaurikharka the trail dramatically changing and it becoming busiest and crowed than we trekked a week ago. The trekker’s flying Kathmandu to Lukla are meeting at Chhupling and then taking same trail all the way to Everest base camp. The trail often ascend and descend along the Sherpa village with pass Tadokoshi, Ghat and Phakding.

Overnight at guesthouse

Day 08:Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,450 m/11,312 Ft &6-7hrs trek)

We onwards to Namche Bazar after hot breakfast at guesthouse, we often trek over suspension bridge, culture excursion at Sherpa villages at Banker, Chhumao, Manju. We will do our first permits check at Jorsalle and TIMS card check as well. Stunning water fall will see along the trail in autumn and entire rhododendron forest will be blossoming in spring. We are climbing uphill from Phakding to Namche, including 780 mtrs ascend in 6-7hrs with distance of 9-10 km. You will see very first view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam and beauty full valley.

Overnight at guesthouse

Day 09:Day hike to Tenzing-Hillary viewpoint (Ascending 600 mtrs & 5-6 hrs trek)

Today is first acclimatization day in your trek, we need to acclimatize and prepare for further days that’s why we planning to take you guys at height of 4,000 mtrs just right above Khunde village. we trek uphill from west of Namche village with pass some potatoes farm, superb view of Khumbu Himalayas and picturesque Namche village. Our trail passing Shyanboche airstrip and some tea shops, keep climbing up shrubs, yak farm to viewpoint. The viewpoint offers panoramic view of Khumbu Himalayas and deep valley from left Nuptse, Mt.Everest, Lhotse, Island peak, Baruntse peak, Ama Dablam, Khantaga, Thamerkuk, Kusumkangaroo, Kongde etc. Then trek descend to Kunde for lunch after that trek down on ridge to Namche.

Overnight at guesthouse

Day 10:Namche to Thame (3,840 m/12,595 Ft & 5-6hrs trek)

We are leaving Everest classical trail and taking west trail to Thame which used to be trading route between local and Tibetan trader. We often encounter Himalayan munal, wild goat, deer while trekking on here, you will see Himalayan nursery in this elevation, then pass Thamo village with colorful monastery. The gentle trail leads to Bhote Kishi River then short uphill takes you to Thame village, known as villager of Everest climber each man had been summit of Mount Everest. After that at afternoon walk to Thame monastery for acclimatization.

Overnight at guesthouse

Day 11:Thame to Lunden (4,450 m/14,596 Ft & 5-6hrs trek)

You will see amazing sunrise on snow peak with red and brown color then we begins trek with short ascend. Now we pass some houses and trek continuous on west bank of Bhote kkoshi River on yak pasture and meadow. We follow yak trail along the river and the valley is surrounded by snow-capped peaks. We have lunch break at Marlung then after crossing river over choose upper path which will take us to Lunden, lower path which goes along the river will take you Nagpa La pass, few years ago the Tibetan trader use this trail to do business with Khumbu people but not any now. 5 basic guesthouse with some teashop are available at Lunden, Lunden is seasonal business people stay for just for business, on off season descend to Thamo village. Afternoon walk further up nearly 300 mtrs above Lunden. Your guide will brief you about first pass, Renjo La Pass with difficulties and view from summit of Renjo La Pass, make sure your bag pack in the evening before you go to bed.

Overnight at guesthouse

Day 12:Lunden to Gokyo Lake (4,800 m/15,748 Ft) via Renjo La Pass (5,370 m/17,613 Ft & 8-9hrs trek)

Finally first pass come along your adventurous holiday in Himalaya, Renjo La Pass is easiest pass among other passes. You will begins trek after hot breakfast with pack lunch in bag pack and at least 2 ltrs of drinking water and energy bar which will best fuel passes. We like to advise you reach Renjo summit between 9-10 am that time is best time to see great view of Himalayas, because as valley steam up with sun heating vapor coming up and covering valley and mountains. Basically 4-5hrs to reach ridge of Renjo La, it depend on you trekking speeds as well, it might long or short as well. The trail goes easily switch-back uphill from hotel to first ridge, backdrop view will gives you extra energy. Then easy walk on alpine with pass few lakes. As you reach Renjo Lake, the path will change and walk on rocky, the steep-climbing up on stone stare up to ridge. The Renjo La, itself is view point, you will be out of happiness to see Himalayas including Cho Oyu, Pumari, Mount Everest, Nuptse, Makalu, Baruntse, Ama Dablam, Akram, Cholatse, Tobuche with longest Ngozumpa glcier and massive Gokyo valley. After taking beautiful photos trek descend to 3rd Gokyo lake where all the guesthouse are, Gokyo Lakes looks near but it takes minimum 2hrs and more.

Overnight at guesthouse

Day 13:Gokyo to Thaknag/Dragnak (4,750 m/15,580 Ft & 3hrs trek)

The view from Renjo La Pass and Gokyo Ri is same, you probably skip Gokyo Ri or if you still love to asecnd Gokyo Ri and claim your own record, our guide will lead you to summit of Gokyo peak then short trek through largest Himalayan glacier, glacier is breaking down and it makes lots of ice lake. While trekking on glacier you will hear rock moving sound inside the glacier and see long glacier with blue ice on bottom of Cho Oyo. By the time finishing to cross glacier you will arrive to Thaknak/Draknak, after lunch short trek on same trail of Cho La Pass for acclimatize. Tomorrow heading to Cho La Pass, need to pack your bag tonight

Overnight at guesthouse

Day 14:Thaknag to Zhong La (4,800 m/15,744 Ft) via Cho La (5,420 m/17,777 Ft) 8-9hrs trek

Probably the longest trekking pass with rocky paved on the trail, we leave from guesthouse after breakfast and with pack lunch. The trail gradually up along with ditch up to big rock, the towering snow peak makes your walk more enjoyable than though. A short descend to camp site now walking on rock to rock until you reach right bottom of black peak. Then from here trek on at rocky sloppy with extra taking care, in spring rocky often change in ice trail that’s way should cross Cho La before sun hit and melt it does not matter do from clock-wise or anti clock-wise. The summit offers panoramic mountain view of Rolwaling Himalayan range and some of the peaks around Gokyo valley. After short celebration at top, we short descend to Cho La Lake and trek continuous on glacier, snow, rocky with looking beautiful view of Mount Ama Dablam, Zhong La set at bottom of north face of Akram himal.

Overnight at lodge

Day 15:Zhong La to Lobuche (4.910 m/16,104 Ft & 3-4hrs trek)

Today is easiest and short trek day during out trek, the trail descend from Zhong La on meadow with great view of Pheriche valley and little gradual up bring at ridge. From here you will see Everest memorial in other side then get amazing view of Pumari, Mount Everest, Khumbutse, Nuptse then gentle walk to Lubuche. After lunch trek short climb to ridge, just right above Lobuche for acclimatization.

Overnight at lodge

Day 16:Lubuche to Gorakshep (5,180 m/16,990 Ft) then trek to Everest Base Camp (5,370 m/17,613 Ft)

Heading to historic base camp set by Hillary and Tenzing, first we trek to Gorakshep where spend overnight. The gentle trail with rocky pave take us to Gorakshep with looking 360 degree view of Khumbu Himalayas. Walking in the glacier and rock makes bit tire but the surrounding view will make you happy. We take room first at Gorakshep then keep luggage in the room, after lunch we hike to Everest Base Camp. Remarkable Everest base camp does not looks far from Gorakshep and not far in distance as well but because of altitude and rocky paved trail, it takes 4-6hrs for up and down, it depend on your walking speed as well. Huge Khumbu glacier spread from Khumbu icefall to Dugla, very small area of Khumbu glacier is Everest Base Camp. Everest base camp looks more colorful and beautiful in spring because of climbing season. It looks more silence in autumn people do not climb Everest and Nuptse in autumn. Obviously you will not see mountain Everest from Everest Base Camp but surrounding view of glacier and mountain make your entire day great. After spending time at world highest base camp trek to back to Gorakshep.

Overnight at guest house

Day 17:Gorakshep trek up to Kalapatthar (5,550 m/18,037 Ft) then trek descend to Lobuche

Early morning ascend to Kalapatthar,it takes 2hrs to climb 400 mtrs, Kalapatthar will provides close view of legendry mountain Everest and Khumbu icefall with massive Khumbu glacier. After huge photos of Everest, short drop to Gorakshep and retrace to Lobuche. Before reaching to Lobuche we go to visit Italian Pyramid.

Overnight at lodge

Day 18:Lobuche to Kongma La (5,545 m/18,187 Ft) then trek to Chhukung (4,730 m/15,518 Ft)

As soon as get bridge we leave from lodge because first part trail on Khumbu glacier is very difficult. The trail often change in season on the glacier because it keep melting and moving. After crossing glacier trail climb uphill on meadow then on rock to rock until summit of the Kongma La Pass. Kongma La Pass is one of the toughest pass among Everest high passes trek. Kongma La pass offers breathtaking view of Lhotse, Makalu, Baruntse, Island peak, Ama Dablam together with deep Imja valley. Now trek descend and pass beautiful kongma Lake, often see images of mountain into the lake, keep go downhill walking on yak meadow and Nuptse glacier to Chhukung.

Overnight at lodge

Day 19:Day trip to Imja Lake & Island Base Camp (5,100 m/16,700 Ft)

Today we are walking to Imja AkA Island base camp and Imja Tsho on north of Chukung. You will have short uphill to ridge of Lhotse glacier then gentle trail lead up to Ima Lake and base camp with looking gorgeous view of surrounding peak. We often see some climber are staying on tented camp at Island for preparing to climb Imja peak on next morning. The glacier lake is set with surface of 1.3km with depth of 90m and source of lake is glacier dropping from Baruntse mountain. After explore hidden and silence valley trek back to Chhukung, we probably do 7-8 km in 7-8hrs duration.

Overnight at lodge

Day 20:Chhukung to Tengboche (3,840 m/14,745 Ft & 5-6hrs trek)

Today our trail dropping down on yak meadow and Sherpa village with passing couple of local teashop at Dingboche, Orsho, Samare, Pangboche, Diboche and finally arrive at Tengoche. While trekking to Tyangboche, you will get great view of landscapes, Sherpa culture and towering Ama Dablam is just right in front of us. Tengboche monastery is largest monastery in Khumbu and found in 1916 by Tibetan lama, now it is look after by incarnation lama. There is daily ceremony in the morning and evening, you can go to attend evening ceremony at Tyangboche monastery.

Overnight at guesthouse

Day 21:Tenboche to Manju (2,910 m/9,512 Ft & 5hrs trek)

You will see burning sunrise on Mount Everest then trek begin descend through blooming rhododendron forest to Phungi Thanga as soon as cross Dudh koshi river ascend through Sherpa village with admiring view of nearby Himalayas and environments to Kyangjuma. Now gentle trail continuous to Namche after spending some time at Namche trek continue to Manju.

Overnight at guesthouse

Day 22:Manju to Lukla (2,860 m/9,380 Ft & 5-6 hrs trek)

We just retrace trail with crossing suspension bridge and passing Sherpa territory to Lukla. You can have a hot shower and then trek succeed celebration with your guide and porters.

Overnight at guesthouse

Day 23:Lukla to Kathmandu 35 minute flight

A 35 minute mountain flight will presents maximum view of Himalayas and landscapes of Nepal. You will go to airport with your guide according to your flight schedule. Your guide will fly back with you to Kathmandu, then transfer to hotel. Relax yourself if you looking any short of trek or tour for next few days contact to us without any hesitant.

Overnight at hotel

Day 24:Departure

Your Everest high passes trek comes to an end today with us. Continental breakfast serve at the hotel restaurant onward from 07:00 hours. Then have leisure time yourself, you will be transfer to airport approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight.

Cost Includes:

  • International and domestic airport pick-up and drop-off service
  • Kathmandu accommodation at Hotel Thamel Park as per itinerary on bed & breakfast plan
  • All the required ground transportation as mention in the Itinerary
  • Kathmandu valley guided tour with private transportation and inclusive entrance fees
  • Sagarmatha National Park fees
  • Trekking Information Management System
  • Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Local Tax
  • Experienced fluent English speaking licensed guide with salary, accommodation, food and Insurance
  • Experienced high altitude porter with salary, accommodation, food and Insurance
  • Three meals a day during trek in the mountain (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner with hot drinks)
  • Seasonal fresh fruits
  • Musical Adventure Trekking complimentary trekking equipment's like four seasonal sleeping bag, dawn Jacket and duffle bag(should be returned upon completing the trek
  • Flight/drive as per the itinerary
  • First aid medical kit, oximeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude
  • Normal lodge/guesthouse base accommodation during trek in the mountain
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepalese restaurant with live cultural dance
  • Normal lodge/guesthouse base accommodation during trek in the mountain

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal visa fees 15/30/90 Day in cost of U$D 25/40/100
  • Travel and medical insurance which should cover emergency helicopter rescue
  • Meals and extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses (battery charge, telephone call, laundry, hot shower, internet etc)
  • Bar and beverage bills
  • Gratitude (Tips) to guide and porters)

Everest High Passes Trek (Altitude Map)

Everest High Passes Trek Frequently Asked Questions

You can obtain Nepal visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos and print out online form from http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa.. You might to stay in queue for a while, if you want to stay away from line. You can obtain your Nepal visa from your home as well. Just contact to nearby Nepal embassy around your home town. Does matter weather take 15 days, 30 days or 90 days, it is a multiple visa there will different price for visa according to staying duration.
15 Days: 25 USD
25 Days: 40 USD
90 Days: 100 USD
Trek duration and walking pace is based on physical ability of travelers. We suggest and we prepared standard pattern itinerary for our clients, it works and fit for 90% of trekkers. Standard pattern itinerary advise to trek 4-7hrs each day. If possible keep at least 2days extra than as you plan your trek, because your Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight might be delay.
Normal, standard and deluxe accommodation are available with western style toilet along high passes trek. There is comfort hotel but not all places where we are spending nights up to Gorakshep via Renjo La Pass and Cho La Pass. The room is cozy, neat and clean with twin sharing bed and one complimentary blanket in room. That one blanket is not enough in that temperature that why should have to have -20 ºc sleeping bags with you, do not have your own sleeping bag then do not worrry we will arrange you four seasonal sleeping bag for your trek. As you doing trek in high altitude and cold,the dry yak dungs will keep burn in iron drunm to keep dining hall warm from 5pm to 8pm. We will give you open menu, you can select any meals from menu like Chinese, Indian, Mexican, Continental and Nepalese cuisine with cup of hot tea. Our experience guide know lot about the meals on the trek, please talk with him about foods along the trek.

What side trek can do on Everest high (Three) passes trek

The Everest high passes trek is complete single journey in Khumbu regions which provides best of the Khumbu region including culture, architecture, frozen glacier, turquoise lake and high altitude passes. So as your vacation permits can also add on few site trek which make your trek best of the best.

Nangpa La Pass (5806m)

Only accessing frontier of Tibet from Khumbu Nepal, the seasonal high altitude pass is quite popular till 2006 Nangpala shooting. This high altitude pass was popular for the trading between Tibetan merchant and local Sherpa even for the pilgrimage voyage. Nangpala pass is further north from Thame valley beyond the human settlement. There is branch trail above the Lunden village and pass the seasonal running lodge at Khusum. This alpine landscapes is popular for the yak pasturing. Above the little Khusum village basically trekkers' traverse into wilderness moraine which also surrounding by high snow-peaks. There are few common places along the moraine with good camping spot like Kanchung, Dzasampa. Before reaching to Kanchung proper glacier can see temporary stone house with piles of stone where Tibetan traders and refugee used spent night while crossing over the Nangpa La pass. After Kanchung the trail continues on the moraine and the huge glacier where constantly moving glacier on the ground. The trail then continues on side of the crevasses after that walking on fresh snow on huge flatten in between two high snowcapped mountains to the summit which is decorated by Buddhist flags on the traditional chhorten. On the pass have surprise scenery which hard to believe as well. Normally Nepal side always have hives of the snow and few meters below LOC does not have snow yet all can admire spectacular view of the roof of the world. North east of the trail from the Nangpa la leading to the Cho Oyu base camp which is ordinary route for the Cho Oyu expeditions. Alert to traveler should travel with guide because hard to find the path in the moraine, crevasse, glacier and the snow.

Ngozumpa Tse (5740m)

The highest vantage point on Everest high passes trek in the Khumbu region. Ngozumpa tse is complete black ridge at midst of the 6th & 5th Gokyo Lake at edge of the Ngozumpa glacier. The trail is pretty good up to 5th Gokyo Lake on the rugged-wilderness Gokyo valley at edge of the Ngozumpa glacier, the largest Himalayan glacier. We follow gentle up trail on the moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier with looking gorgeous view of the north face of Mount Everest and Cho Oyu, world 6th highest mountains. After pass the 5th Gokyo Lake, we climb on the black mountain with subsequent pebble trail then terminal trail is complete black rock which also unsustainable. It is ample wilderness mountainous terrain which also windy as well. Should do day trip with sufficient water, energy bar and meals. The summit of Ngozumpa Ri provides close view of massif mount Cho Oyu and ice-covered Himalayan glacier with picturesque view of turquoise 4 Gokyo Lake. Once taken superb photos trek back to Gokyo Lake and if time allow ascend to Gokyo Ri, catch glorious sunset on panoramic Himalayas.

Italian Pyramid (5050m)

The glass house pyramid situated east site of the Lobuche peak on Khumbu valley which also known Italian research center for the climate. It was established in 1987 by trouper Italian mountaineer for aiming to measure the height of the surrounding mountains and the mountainous climate. There are several compartment at the complex for accommodation for travelers, examination room, press room etc.

Imja Tsho (Lake) (5150m)

One of the fast growing glacier lake in the Himalayas till drained out the lake water in 2016. The lake is situated at Imja valley on base of the Island peak and also can reach after physical demanding Ama Lapcha Pass trek. Massif Ima Tsho source is Lhotse Shar glacier and Barutnse glacier. So it is day trip from Chhukung to Imja Lake which is approximately 8 km for round trip. The Island peak base camp day hike begins subsequently breakfast with pack lunch and the appropriate drinking water. We follow gentle up trail in the Imja valley, a rubble of the huge Himalayan glacier. Often chance to talk with island peak climber group and the adventurous trekkers heading down after concurred challenging Anphu Lapcha. Then pleasant walk on flatten path to the big rock where frequently see pre training for the Island peak expedition. Tented camp at Island base camp and the lake is separate by huge moraine like ridge. Once walked to that moraine point have spectacular view of the frozen Island glacier lake. Entire hike provides captivate Mountain View with wasteland landscapes.

Amadablam Base Camp (4600m)

The large Khumbu area contemplate the most beautiful Himalayan valley where have stunning high snow mountains with fascinating Sherpa culture. Mother neckless base camp is another famed side trek in Everest National park Nepal. Amadablam base camp can be add on any of the trek which leading to Gokyo valley, EBC, Island peak, Everest high passes trek, Everest view trek and Ama lapcha pass as well. ABC is beyond the Everest base camp highway in the peaceful terrace with having sound of the mountainous nature, branch trail leading up east bank of the Imja Khola from Pangboche village. After crossing rain-washed wooden bridge on glacier river mild climbing up on the herb shrubs where often spot Yak grazing with cute baby. Continuing hike with passing permanently local lodge to Ama Dablam base camp. ABC is colorful twice a year in April/May and October/November regularly sights colorful tented camp with acclimatized climbers. Possible to hike additional up than legendary Amadablam BC which also gentle up on the ridge with approaching superb Mountain views of Amadablam, Taboche, Lhotse, Nuptse, Kangtega Lobuche, Cholatse, Pumari, Mount Everest with boondocks valley. Better to climb up here before than noon can see blue sky with clear the Mountain.

Chhukung Ri (5550m)

Chhukung peak, mostly black rocky at end of the Lhotse shar in Imja valley. It is best side trek to view the world 5th highest mount Makalu. Do not be confused upper black rock is the Chhukung Ri but maximum hiker though lower one with Buddhist flag is the Chhukung Ri. Towards the Chhukung Ri commonly ascend up on the crumble and scree trail with having mesmerizing view of the numerous climbing peaks in Imja valley and attractive Mount Makalu. Should traverse with plenty of the drinking water and energy bar, the summit provides grand view of surrounding mountains and Lhotse glacier.

Kongde View hotel (4220m)

The high elevated luxury accommodation set at height of 4220 m above the sea level on the mountain. There are two amenity lodge with providing best view of 4 highest mountains above 8000 mtr namely Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu beside that can see Amadablam, Thamserkuk, Kusumkangaru, Khumbutse, Taboche, Island peak, Pumari, Kongde, kangtega etc. I have found traverse are interest to visit Kongde view but as costly expense (Room and food) at the ridge not daring to visit. There are 2 optional way to reach Hotel Kongde view which are from Thame and Tok Tok village. But can do day side trek only from Tok Tok village which takes around 11 hours in round trip. Musical adventure trekking conduct day tour to Kongde view from Tok tok. From Tok Tok huge climb-up (1500 m) throughout pristine forest of pine and rhododendron as well wild herb bushes. Food and drink are costly at the lavish hotel, should go with plenty of drinking's, energy bar and pack-lunch. Few trekker's traverse throughout this route which is very silence as well where supreme coincidental to sights wild animals and colorful Himalayan pheasant. Also can have picturesque view of the Namche bazaar and Monju from the viewpoint. We recommend trek over here on March/April where the Himalayan wilder flower are blooming. Entire trail is fairly small but still can see marked to the hotel while coming back should extra care because of the steeply down on crumble path and even windy also in late afternoon. Once arrived on Kongde hotel, any one will be happy with mesmerizing view of the surrounding mountains and deep Sherpa territory valley.

An adventurous challenging and tough Everest three passes trek aka Everest high passes trek need to do in right season, other than season there will be lots of snow over passes Renjo La, Cho La and Kongma La in winter that snow make the entire passes hard to trek over the passes and it will be extremely cold as well. We are experts, we had experienced over the year, among the 12 month best of the best is September/October/November then other than autumn, March/April/May is the second optional to do Everest high passes trek.
You will not be responsible to carry your luggage from Lukla – Renjo La Pass - Cho La Pass – Kongmala Pass - Lukla. The porters can carry load between 20kg to 25kg (sharing between two trekker's). You will be responsible to carry your day pack with the essential and personal things such as water, Camera, wind and waterproof jacket, sun lotion extra camera batteries.
Yes, you need to be fit to do Everest high passes trek, the trail leading over beautiful three passes which believed to be tough pass in Khumbu region. The best way to train yourself for Everest High Passes trek is to strap a pack on your back and go hiking as long as you can with your trekking boot. By doing so your feet and joints will become comfortable to the continuous walking you will face on the trek. Also be sure to hit the gym and run at lest a month.
The altitude sickness symptoms occurs above the trees line when cannot have sufficient oxygen into the thin air. The travelers most often suffer by altitude sickness when quick and rapidly ascend in stranger environment normally 2500 mtrs above the sea level. While travelling's with quick ascend high travelers slightly have these commons symptoms which called first level of altitude sickness like Headache, loss of appetite, hard to sleep, vomiting feeling, dizziness, ache in stomach and feeling tired while walking.
You should be up to date on routine vaccination where you are but the some of the health association WHO and CDC recommended get these vaccination before get into Nepal, like Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Typhoid, Japanese Encephalitis, Malaria and Rabies. These disease can be transmitted to stranger people from water, meal, sexual relationship with local, animal bites etc.
Yes and No, Yes there is ATM in Lukla and Namche but it is not worth to believe it. It often stops to work. If you carry any currency with you either $/€/¥/£ travel cheque, it will be exchange but less value than commercial city like Kathmandu. If you prefer to carry cards with you, there is swap machine along the trail but 5% charge will be applicant on top of the total amount.

Everest High Passes trek Equipment List

As soon as arrived at Kathmandu, separate stuffs for non-trekking-pack and trek bag. Non-trekking things stored at Kathmandu and get back after completed everest-high-passes-trek. Selected object will carry for during the trek. Everest three passes trek begins from either Salleri or Lukla then subsequent days ascending through villages. Lower section of trail below the Namche will be less windy and warmer after crossing 3500 m temperature will be dropped down. While crossing three high passes (renjo-chola-kangma), you need to pack proper wind resist jacket, pant and water proof trekking boot with light drying upper and lower body cloths. You can buy good deal trekking stuff in Kathmandu which is cheap quality as well but as matter of quality trekking gear should buy from genuine trademark shop likely North face, Black yak, Quechua, Marmot etc for long term use. Please kindly check trekking gear list below before final pack and board on the trip.

Accessories

Daypack up to 50 litre

Down jacket

4 Seasons sleeping bag

Sleeping bag liner

Water bottle

Trekking pole

Hand

1 Pair liner gloves thin wool or synthetic

1 Elevation water proof wristwatch

1 Nail cutter

1Pair wind/waterproof gloves

Upper Body – Head/Ears/Eyes

Sun head or Gulf cap

Sun glasses 100% UV protection with side shields and hard-sided storage in case

Headlamp or torch light with at least 1pair of extra battery

Ear muffs

Sun Lotions/Sun cream

Main Body

2 Cotton t-shirts

1 Synthetic t-shirt

2 Long sleeve polyester or synthetic lightweight for sunny days

1 Soft shell jacket water & wind resist

Inner cloths as required

Lower Body/Leg

1 Pair nylon hiking short paints should be quick drying type not cotton

1 Pair cotton paints(loose jeans/khakis)

1 Pair soft shell pants – synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable

1 Pair waterproof/windproof paint

2 Pair inner Thermal for day and night

Inner cloths as you needed

Feet

3 Pair of trekking socks

1 Pairs woollen socks wearing on evening

1 Pair light sport or shoes sneaker

Trekking boots

1 Pair of micro-spikes

1 Pair of gaiter

Medicines/First Aid

Ibuprofen for general aches and pains

Imodium or Pepto Bismo capsules for upset stomach or diarrheal

Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250 mg tablets for altitude sickness. Please talk to with trek leader before taking medicine.

1 Small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band aides

Anti-infection ointments, etc.

Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics for general use.

Medicines/First Aid

Ibuprofen for general aches and pains

Imodium or Pepto Bismo capsules for upset stomach or diarrheal

Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250 mg tablets for altitude sickness. Please talk to with trek leader before taking medicine.

1 Small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band aides

Anti-infection ointments, etc.

Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics for general use.

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Bardia National Park (3N/4D)
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Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (3N/4D)
Koshi Tapppu Wildlife Reaserve is one of the smallest wildlife reserve in Nepal lies in Terai region.

Trisuli River Rafting (1D)
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Hope you had a memorable trip with Musical Adventure Trekking!

Trip Facts

Activities: Trekking & Sightseeing

Maximum Height: 5,550 m/17,204 Ft

Duration: 19 Days or 22 Days

Transportation: Car/Van/Flight

Grade: Strenuous

Season: Spring/Autumn

Accommodation: Hotel/Lodge/Guesthouse

Meal: Full Board On Trek

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