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Everest High Passes Trek is an exhilarating adventure in the Himalayas of Nepal that includes trekking
on popular Everest trails while also discovering unique gems of the Khumbu region. On our trekking
adventure, we cross three high passes in the Everest region – Kongma La Pass (5,535/18,159ft), Cho La
Pass (5420m/17,782ft) and Renjo La Pass (5,340m/17,520ft) and set foot on the Everest base camp,
climb Kalapathhar and Gokyo Ri; and tour Gokyo Lakes. This route also introduces trekkers to the
remote and untouched Nangpa La Valley, the Sherpa village of Marlung and the monastery village of
Thame.

Everest High Passes Trek is an ideal choice for a true adventure seeker looking for a challenging trek in
the Everest region of Nepal which also involves crossing high mountain passes. If we are looking to
undertake a slightly less adventurous trek than this but which includes Gokyo lakes, Kala Patthar and
Everest Base Camp, then Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes - 18 Days would be best.

Itineraries

Day 1

Kathmandu

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m/4264 ft)

Day 2

Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation

Day 3

Phakding

Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 40 minutes flight; 8km, 3 - 4 hours trek

Day 4

Namche Bazaar

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 11km, 5 - 6 hours

Day 5

Namche Bazaar

Day 05: Namche Bazaar: Rest and acclimatization

Day 6

Tengboche

Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m/12,660 ft): 10km, 5 - 6 hours

Day 7

Dingboche

Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 9km, 5 - 6 hours

Day 8

Dingboche

Day 08: Dingboche: acclimatization and rest

Day 9

Chhukung & Chhukung Ri

Day 09: Dingboche to Chhukung (4750m/15,580 ft), climb Chhukung Ri (5,546m): 14km, 6 – 7 hours

Day 10

Lobuche via Kongma La pass

Day 10: Cross to Kongma La pass (5535m/18,159ft), trek to Lobuche (4940m/16,210ft): 10km, 6 - 7 hours

Day 11

Gorak Shep & Everest Base Camp

Day 11: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hours

Day 12

Kala Patthar

Day 12: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545 m/18,192 ft), then to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 7km, 8 - 9 hours

Day 13

Dzongla

Day 13: Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m/15,850 ft): 6km, 3 - 4 hours

Day 14

Gokyo

Day 14: Trek to Gokyo (4800m/15,580 ft) via Cho La pass (5368m/17,611 ft): 6km, 7 - 8 hours

Day 15

Climb Gokyo Ri

Day 15: Rest day in Gokyo: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357m/17,575 ft), tour 4th and 5th Gokyo lakes: 3 - 4 hours

Day 16

Marlung via Renjo La Pass

Day 16: Gokyo to Marlung (4210m/13,810 ft) via Renjo La Pass (5360m/17585 ft): 11km, 7 - 8 hours

Day 17

Namche Bazaar

Day 17: Marlung to Namche Bazaar: 15km, 5 - 6 hours

Day 18

Lukla

Day 18: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 19km, 6 - 7 hours

Day 19

Kathmandu

Day 19: Lukla to Kathmandu: 40 minutes flight

Day 20

Final Departure

Time to end this adventure!

Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
Teahouse accommodation during the trek
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
Welcome and farewell dinners
All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary

An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4
trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
Trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
All government and local taxes

Drinks, tips, snacks & little luxuries

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accommodations will be offered at3-star hotel in Kathmandu; and teahouses during the trek. All
accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an
additional USD 360. Himalayan Glacier will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are
readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find
them at higher elevations.

All meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided during the trek whereas breakfast will be served in Kathmandu. During our trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well as Tibetan, Indian and the more common continental cuisines. We have breakfast and dinner on guest houses where we spend the night and have lunch on the way. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners.

Everest High Passes Trek is a difficult trek suitable for passionate walkers who have the ability to walk at
least 5-6 hours a day with a light rucksack. In some days we might even need to walk 8 to 9 hours.
Walking in higher altitude is more physically demanding than walking in the lower altitudes; however, if we are in excellent health with average physical fitness, positive attitude, self confidence and strong determination, we can accomplish the trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for a few
months prior to the trip is a good idea as it will enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience
is preferred but no technical skill is required. It is important that we consult with our doctor before booking this trek. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease should inform us before booking the trek.

Autumn (Sept to November) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Everest High
Passes Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views.