- The trek presents the massive Himalayan ranges over 8000m including the highest Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, and the Ngozumpa Glacier– the largest glacier in the Nepal Himalayas.
- Kala Patthar (5,644m) is a remarkable landmark located above Gorakshep offering marvelous views of high peaks, after an exhilarating hike to base camp It is especially popular for a perfect vantage point for the finest close up vistas of Mt. Everest comprising other notable peaks, and Khumbu icefall in Everest Region.
- Visit Tengboche, a picturesque Sherpa settlement where well-known Tengboche monastery outlooks with Ama Dablam at its backdrop. It is a central point to the Everest and a perfect vantage point to witness majestic mountains.
- Everest Base Camp (5,545m) offer the extreme sense of being in the courtyard of Mount Everest (8,848m), the top of the world.
- Gokyo (4,750m) is renowned for turquoise Gokyo Lakes whereas Gokyo Ri (5357m) is a famous vantage point for mountains and peaks. Ngozumba Glacier and Gokyo Valley from Goyo Ri looks spectacular The vistas of the Himalayas comprising Mt. Everest from Gokyo Ri is outstanding.
- Trekking on a fully supported trip with a well-paced itinerary including plenty acclimatization days built in
- The spectacular flight between the snow-clad peaks and over lush green landscapes to Lukla is simply thrilling and phenomenal
- The beautiful vistas of sunset and sunrise over soaring peaks, glacier valley, lakes of Gokyo, and Gokyo valley are just spectacular from the top of high passes
- The warm hospitality and warmth of the Sherpa people, their exceptional culture and the homely atmosphere found in the Himalayan land
- Namche (3440m) is well known as the Gateway to Everest Region, which is also a well-settled Sherpa town settled by a majority of Sherpa people
- Exploration of Sagarmatha National Park (First National Park of Nepal) incorporating total territory of (1,148 km2/ 443 sq mi) which is also declared a World Heritage Site in 1979.
- The trails wind through the winging and exhilarating suspension bridges, observe the beautiful landscape views all around you and pass the pleasant and vibrant forest of rhododendron, during spring and blanketed forest of pine and birch trees.
- Come across Buddhist prayer monuments named Mani Wall with a religious inscription on rocks and boulders, a long row of prayer stone slabs with spinning bells.
‘Crossover world’s high passes in the shadow of massive Mt. Everest with unparalleled vistas’
Pondering about challenging trek to Everest Region? Everest High Passes Trek is an exhilarating option to surmount the high passes of Everest region an ideal choice for a true adventure seeker. It not only provides an extraordinary feeling for adventure but also gives an opportunity to explore the natural and cultural magnificence of the Himalayas.
Everest High Pass adventure destination is well-known for the superb views of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,156m), Mt. Lhotse (8,501m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,856m), Mt. Makalu (8,470m) and other snowy mountains in the Khumbu region.
The trek comprises trekking on popular Everest route while also exploring unrivaled gems of the Khumbu region. The adventure trek traverses two high mountain passes in the Everest region – Cho La Pass (5420m/17,782ft) and Renjo La Pass (5,340m/17,520ft) and sets foot on the Everest base camp, ascend Kala Patthar and Gokyo Ri; and visit Gokyo Lakes. Here what you can witness is the stunning shapes of clouds, blue azure sky, turquoise mountain lakes, and the serene atmosphere. It’s more than just beautiful.
This adventure trek traverses high mountain passes in the Khumbu Region and incorporates all the highlights of the Everest region. The trekking trails wind through the dense lush forest of alpine, bamboo and the rhododendron, narrow ridges, banks of the river, ever-flowing glacier river and glacier lakes, and magnificent villages. The feeling of getting away from it all is unparalleled and all the time is bounded by unforgettable massive peaks.
The rugged landscape of the high passes is inhabited by the famous high mountain people named “the Sherpas”.The trekker will get an opportunity to immerse into the culture and tradition of Sherpa people. The pious atmosphere of the monasteries, the vibrant prayer flags, the beautiful chortens, and Mani walls along the trail will enhance your spiritual feelings. Likewise, occasional sightings of endangered wildlife include the musk deer, Himalayan Thar, snow leopard, pheasants, and snow cocks make the trip a memorable experience for a lifetime.
The trekker needs to be physically fit and in good health to embark on this overwhelming trip to cross from one picturesque area to another scenic site of Khumbu valley with ever-present Mt. Everest.
Although the trek grade of Everest Passes Trek is strenuous you will definitely love the journey which set into motion from Lukla after you start to follow the Dudh Koshi Valley. The trek begins with a scenic flight to one of the most extreme airports in the world, Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla (2,827 meters). We follow the Dudh Koshi Valley to Namche Bazaar, the gateway of the Khumbu region, where we spend 2 nights for acclimatization and exploration.
Further, we continue trekking to places like Debuche, Pangboche, and Dingboche. We spend an extra night at Dingboche for acclimatization after having another extra day in Dingboche, Hike to the Nagarjuna Hill (5,050m/16,568ft) or Chhukung Village is organized to acclimatize the body.
After that, we move to the Lobuche, ascending slowly all along a plateau of yak herder shelters. After we reach Lobuche then we head up to Everest Base Camp. From here, we spend two days getting to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar. And descend down to the Lobuche and walk ahead to reach Dzongla On the way to Dzongla, we can have the view of Looming Awi peaks. Then we move towards Cho La pass (5,400m). We spend almost two days in Gokyo valley exploring and ascending Gokyo Ri. Now, we descend through the second pass, the Renjo La (5,092 m) from where we can get the outstanding views of Mt Everest from the top of this pass. Eventually, we trek back to Lukla and flights back to Kathmandu.
The most popular season to trek Everest High Passes is in spring (March-May) and autumn season (September-December). In these months the weather is cool and easy for walking long days. The sky is clear and offers the best shots of the highest mountain in the world.
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Note: below trekking hours, altitudes and distances are approximate, and absolutely for general idea only.
- Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1,302m/4,270ft)
Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International airport, our representative will be awaiting you to welcome with Nepal Sanctuary Treks placard. You will be then escorted and transfer to hotel. Further details and short preliminary briefing will be provided after transferring to the hotel. Stay overnight in Hotel.
- Day 02: Optional Kathmandu valley sightseeing and Trek preparation
Kathmandu is the cultural heart of Nepal and popularly known as “City of temples”. After having hearty breakfast, we will explore a vibrant and culturally rich Kathmandu valley. A guided cultural tour will be conducted inside the valley.
We will start off visiting Kathmandu Durbar Square, the traditional heart of Kathmandu and an architecturally extraordinary complex of ancient palaces, temples, courtyards and shrines. You are then taken to Swayambhunath (monkey temple) which is the magnificent ancient religious architecture and center faith of Hinduism and Buddhism. Its lofty white dome and dazzling golden spire are visible from far and wide. Upon arriving at the top, you can hear the Buddhist songs “om mani paddle hum” resound everywhere. The candles and the aromatic fragrance of incense that burns constantly create a serene vibe, and we can turn the enormous prayer wheels which encircle the stupa.
Next, is Buddhist shrine of Boudhanath, one of the largest stupas in the world as well as the sacred Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. You will observe the monk chant in the prayer hall while people lighting butter lamps and reciting mantras.
Further, we visit Pashupatinath temple, a Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva located on the bank of Bagmati River. You can see elaborately dressed holy men meditating outside the temple and pilgrims placing offerings at the shrines. You can also observe people performing the religious ritual and funeral pyres burn at open-air cremation.
After visiting fascinating cultural heritage sites, you will transfer back to Hotel. The evening can either be spent strolling the marketplaces in Kathmandu or resting at the hotel.
Visit Heritage sites i.e. Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath
- Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,840m/9,317ft), trek to Phakding (2,610m/8561 ft) - 4 to 5 hours walking
After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to the domestic airport for your 35 mins. Spectacular scenic flight to the mountain airstrip at Lukla. Lukla is Nepal’s busiest domestic airport and, for trekker’s intent on seeing Mt. Everest, flying here is an essential part of the adventure.
During flight, you get to see the world’s soaring mountains including Cho Oyu (8,153m), Lhotse (8,516m), Gauri Shankar (7,145m), Menlungtse (7,181m).
After an exhilarating landing at Lukla, you will meet the trekking crew and set off the hike to Phakding. We follow the ridge on the bank of milky Dudh Koshi River to the village of Phakding. Dudh Kosi, or Milk River, named for its chalky color that emerges from all the glaciers up above. You will follow this river the rest of the day, passing through picturesque hamlets filled with tea houses, suspension bridges, and shops, carved mani stones, prayer wheels, and packed animals.
After passing through the small villages like Chaurikharka and Ghat we arrive at the Phadking which is located right next to the Dudh Kosi River.
- Trek through the milky river (Dudhkoshi), originate from Everest Base camp Scenic flight by twin-otter plane to Lukla airport at the altitude of 2,840m.
- You can see the string of vibrant prayer flags wave in the wind as we pass along the trail. Prayer flags add a touching and spiritual element to the trails. It is said that the wind carries prayers and blows prayer flags to spread peace, strength, wisdom and compassion
- Along the way you can see several gompas, Tibetan scriptures carved into stone blocks along the trail.
- The snow-capped mountain like Kusumkang, Kongde offers a spectacular backdrop to the small town of Lukla..
- Traverse swing suspension bridge
- Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,445m/11,302 ft); 5 to 6 hours walking.
Leaving Phakding behind, we will start today’s trek by climbing up to the traditional town of Namche Bazar which is also known as ‘gateway to Everest ‘and the town of Sherpa ethnicity. Nestled in the Himalayas, Namche is considered as a centuries-old trading center between Nepal and Tibet.
After a hearty breakfast, we set out our trek following the trail continues north up the glacial waters of the Dudh Koshi River and through zigzag ascent through a forest of pine trees. Further, the trail is dominated by rolling terrain, traditional houses, and cultivated fields. We also cross suspension bridges by following crystal blue white water river Dudh Koshi.
About halfway up the hill, you can see the first glimpse of Mount Everest and Lhotse A few hours of walking will lead you to the Sherpa capital village of Namche Bazaar crossing path surrounded by pines.
Namche is the largest town in the Khumbu region, surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Dudh Koshi. It is a beautiful mountain village with plenty of teahouses, restaurants, cafés, bars, and shops, and even mountain climbing equipment can be purchased here.
In addition, you can see yaks roaming around the streets with magical sounds of their bells. You can enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Lhotse from the top of the hillside town.
- First glimpse of Mount Everest and Lhotse
- Stay at Namche Bazaar, a vibrant, diverse, historical, and a vibrant stopping point on the journey.
- Crossing of 4 high suspension bridges which is exhilarating when it’s windy.
- You can see yaks roam on the streets of Namche
- Scenic beauty, deep canyon and sky-high cliffs at the backdrop is phenomenal.
- Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche
Our first acclimatization day set off at Namche which is a vital site for letting our body adjust according to changing elevation. There is ample of things to do in and around. We can take a short walk above the town to see the backdrop of Everest. You can also view the beautiful scenery of the national park center and museum just above the town. We can see a huge statue of the legendary mountaineer, one of the pioneer man to step at Everest Summit, the man renowned as the great Sherpa of all time, Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. You can visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and get back to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon you can either relax or explore the Bazaar.
- Visit Sherpa Cultural Museum where you get information on history mountaineering, culture, and tradition, flora and fauna of the surrounding region
- Explore vibrant Namche Bazaar
- You can see yaks roam on the streets of Namche
- Day 06: Namche – Debuche (3,770m/12,368ft) 5 – 6hrs hike
We start today’s trek on an easy trail to Phunki Thanga. From here we climb towards Tengboche village which is home to the largest monastery in the Everest region. The monastery is located within the Sagarmatha National Park and provides panoramic views of the highest mountains on earth including Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, and Lhotse.
About 15 minutes’ walk from Tengboche we head downhill to Deboche for overnight.
- On the way, we passed many stupas and religious statues which are common here as many people are Hindu or Buddhist.
- There is a possibility that we may see Himalayan Thar, Musked Deer or pheasants in the forest
- Savor the magnificent panoramas of Thamserku, Kantega, and Kusum Kangaru along the trail
- Day 07: Debuche – Pangboche (3,875m/12,713ft) approx 2 – 3hrs hike
After having breakfast we start our today’s trek by crossing the Imja Khola before an easy ascend along a wide, open trail to the small village of Pangboche
We may take a slight detour to visit the Pangboche Gompa – the oldest monastery in the Khumbu, believed to be over 300 years old. Savor the superb vistas of Ama Dablam, peaks from the monastery.
- Traverse suspension bridge over the Imja Khola
- Explore monasteries in Pangboche- the 300 years old monastery
- Enjoy the spectacular views of mountains from Pangboche.
- Past beautiful Mani walls and observe a typical Sherpa settlement in Pangboche.
- Day 08: Pangboche – Dingboche (4,350m/12,304ft) 3 – 4hrs hike
Leaving Pangboche behind, the uphill trail continues to Dingboche with great views of Lhotse, Island Peak & Ama Dablam, and deep valley. Trekking in dry hills along the rock-strewn trails we gradually slide up crossing through the typical Sherpa villages. Along the way, we might be lucky enough to spot the musk deer, mountain goats, and different birds. Dingboche, situated at the foot of soaring Amadablam Mountain is another attraction, views of countless other neighboring mountains which are hidden from Namche view. This is also the gateway to Chukung Village and Island peak.
- Pass through beautiful Sherpa villages
- Enjoy the views of Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse & other peaks; the route continues through pastures to Dingboche, known as the ‘summer valley
- Explore the beautiful village with a range of fields enclosed by stone walls to shield barley, buckwheat, and potatoes from the cold wind and grazing animals
- View of island peak, Cholatse, Lhotse, Amadablam, Peak 48, Chabolo from Dingboche
- Pass through several Mani walls, prayer flags on the way.
- Encounter with animals like Musk deer pheasant Tibetan snow cock, yak, mountain goat, blue sheep
- Day 09: Acclimatization and hike day at Dingboche
The Everest Base Camp Trek has now gained the altitude above (4,000m/13,123 ft). Therefore, today we have one more acclimatization day. A morning excursion for acclimatization will be conducted after breakfast. Hike to the Nagarjuna Hill (5,050m/16,568ft) or Chhukung Village would be the best options. Chukkung valley leads to the Amphu Labtsa and the popular trekking peak of Imja Tse (Island Peak). After exploration, we will return back to Dingboche and after lunch, you would basically have free time for rest and relax. We will be staying overnight here
- Explore the beautiful village with a range of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat, and potatoes from the cold wind and grazing animals
- Hike to Nagarjuna Hill for magnificent views of Makalu, Lhotse, Chalotse, Taboche, Ama Dablam and view of Imjatse Valley with Dingboche village
- Day 10: Dingboche– Lobuche (4,910m/16,105ft) 5 – 6hrs hike
We rise up early to enjoy the sunrise before we head to Lobuche. After having early breakfast, we start trekking uphill gradually along a plateau of yak herder shelters. The trail offers superb views of mountains like Everest, Cholatse, Lobuche and Pumari spread out before us in a contrasting and spectacular landscape.
After two and half hours gradual walk, we will reach to Thugla nestled below the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We stop for lunch at Thugla. From Thugla, the trail goes directly up the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier before turning left just past the climber and Sherpa memorial. The memorial park is for all of the people that had lost their lives climbing Everest, some with inscriptions detailing their accomplishments, and others no more than a simple pile of rocks.
After we passed the memorial, we climb into yet another type of terrain. We were now away from the tree line area and into glacial moraine. We caught our first sight of Kala Patthar. The trail now descends slowly and flows to the western side until we reach to the valley of Lobuche. Stay overnight in teahouse of Lobuche.
- Spectacular view of snow-capped mountains like Everest, Cholatse, Lobuche, Pumari and several other peaks
- Past Sherpa memorial park at the top of Thugla pass
- The views of mountain peaks like Khumbutse, the Mahalangur Himal, Lingtren and the Pumori from the moraine are marvelous.
- Day 11: Lobuche – Gorak Shep (5,288m/17,349ft) 3hrs – Everest base camp (5,360m/17,585) 5 – 6hrs hike
Today is the main day as we summit Everest Base Camp (EBC). After breakfast, we prepare ourselves and walk along the rocky terrain alongside the Khumbu glacier to EBC. Leaving Lobuche, the trail to Gorak Shep is extraordinary through the rocky moraine undulating trail. After a light lunch at GorakSep, we continue to walk to Everest base camp. We trek across the rocks towards the several colorful prayer flags that mark the spot. Celebrations and screams fill the air as we reach the spot that marks where base camp is. Once you step at base camp you will be encircled with massive snowcapped mountains. Spectacular views of the notorious Khumbu icefall revealed in close proximity.
After spending remarkable time in the base camp we then descend back to GorakSep for overnight.
The sight of the Khumbu Icefall and the view of the Khumbutse and Lingtren mountains look heavenly.
- Day 12: GorakSep – Kalapathar (5,545m/18,192ft) 3 hrs hike – Lobuche (4,910m/16,105ft) 3 hrs hike
‘In the early morning, you will set off for Kala Patthar, the big hill located next to Gorak Shep. ‘Kala’ means black and ‘pathar’ rock, together with being ‘Kalapathar’ or Black rock. The hike to the summit of Kala Patthar, altitude 5,545 meters / 18,192 feet is tough but well rewarded. Kalapathar is a popular vantage point for panoramic vistas of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhostse, Pumori and several other peaks. The sunrise and sunset, the views are more vibrant. Kalapattar is one of the prime highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek.
After soaking up the captivating views from Kala Patthar, you will begin descending down to Lobuche where we rest our night there.
- Wonderful sunrise views of the Everest from Kalapathar
- Kalapathar offers the best views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Pumori and Ama Dablam along with the entire mountain views of Khumbu Himalayan range.
- Day 13: Lobuche – Dzongla (4,830m/15,846ft) 3 – 4hrs hike
After breakfast, we leave Lobuche behind and continue our trek walking flat trails and take a gradual ascend for half an hour that takes you to Dzongla.
- The trail offers the enthralling experience of the Himalayan alpine environment.
- Observe several beautiful sights of the peaks
- Trek takes you many lakes where the backdrop is just eye-catching.
- The view of Awi Peak is fascinating and overwhelming
- Day 14: Dzongla – Cho La (5,400m/17,716ft) – Thangnak (4,620m/15,157ft) 6 – 7hrs hike
Today will be an early start for our trek, the view in today’s trail will be magnificent as we enter that of Cho Oyu, the sixth highest peak in the world. Crossing the pass is a challenging task as the trail includes a steep scramble up rock boulders then a walk across the gentle ascending and finally, a snow-covered glacier that caps the pass. However, we descend steep boulder strewn slopes to the Gokyo valley below. From the top of Cho La pass you can see the spectacular view of Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Thamserku, Tarboche, Cholatse and Baruntse on the Khumbu side, and of Nangpai Gosain, Pasang Lhamo, Number and on the Gokyo side.
This is a valley of turquoise lakes and great glaciers. For the first (and steepest) part of the descent there are discernible paths that zigzag down the mountainside – slippery in the snow! The ground then levels out and the path all but disappears as we hop across a field of boulders.
Finally, we climb a gentle slope to the top, from where it’s all downhill, following a narrow river valley all the way to its base where we overnight at Thangnag, a small Sherpa settlement nestled beneath great rock walls, just a stone’s throw from the Ngozumba Glacier.
- You are likely to see yak, mountain goats
- The ascent of the Chola glacier is exciting and stunningly beautiful as we trek across the snow
- Magnificent views of Cho-yo Himal
- The Cho La Lake and Mt. Ama Dablam is beautifully seen over the ranges of mountains in the background
- Observe Ngozumpa Glacier; which is the longest glacier in Nepal
- Day 15: Thangang – Gokyo (4,800m/15,748ft) 3hrs hike
After breakfast, we start our trek through the lateral moraine of the Ngozumpa Glacier then descend into the glacier itself on its east side.
After hiking further north on a slightly exposed trail just inside the moraine, we traverse the glacier on a sandy, boulder-strewn trail.
We pass through first and second Gokyo lakes, Longpongo and second Taboche Tsho at 4740 m, a larger one where green Brainy ducks are often seen swimming in the freezing waters.
As we trek up the valley paralleling the Ngozumpa Glacier the immense lateral moraine separates us from the glacier. Gokyo village nestled by the third lake and Mt. Cho-Oyu as a backdrop sets an amazing great view at this juncture. The valley is situated by the side of Ngozumba glacier, the biggest glacier of Nepal.
- Trek to Gokyo Lake crossing over Ngozumpa Glacier
- Gokyo village stands by the third lake and Cho-Oyu Mountain as a backdrop sets marvelous and impressive sight.
- At Gokyo you are stunned by the natural beauty of Dudh Pokhari Lake.
- Day 16: Hike to Gokyo Ri (5,350m/17,552ft) 3 hrs hike
An early start is the best opportunity to get the best view so we wake up early in the morning to hike to Gokyo Ri for panoramic Himalayan views such as Mt. Everest (8,848m/29,028ft), Mt. Lhotse (8,516m/27,939ft), Mt. Makalu( 8,463m/27,765ft), Mt.Cho Oyu (8,201m/26,906ft), Mt. Kangchung (6,063m/19,881ft), Mt. Amadablam( 6,856m/22,493ft), Mt. Thamserku( 6,723m/22,057ft), Mt. Kantega (6,685m/21,932ft), Mt.Kusum Kangru (6,367m/20,889ft), Mt.Kongde (6,011m19,721ft), Mt.Taboche peak (6,367m20,889ft), Mt. Cholatse ( 6,335m/20,784ft). We will trek through Gokyo Lake and descend back to Gokyo for overnight.
- Spectacular vistas of Gokyo valley, immense Ngozumpa Glacier
- Incredible panoramic backdrops of the entire Khumbu Himalayas, such as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and Gychung Kang
- Day 17: Gokyo – Renjo La(5,092m/16,706ft) – Lungden (3,867m/12,687ft) 7 – 8hrs hike
Today’s trek will be a long and challenging one. Starting early we head west of Gokyo lake towards the Renjo La pass. The trail switchbacks very abruptly up a sandy ridge, traverse an often-frozen stream, and continues along finally skirting the dramatic rock face below the pass to the top, a climb of about four hours with Makalu looming ever larger on the horizon.
Views from the top of Renjo La are some of the best in all of the Himalayas, with a long and impressive panorama of 7000 and 8000-meter peaks all around, and as usual, colorful prayer flags to mark the pass.
After snapping plentiful pictures on top of the Renjo La, we begin the even steeper descent down large stone slab steps, often icy, to the lake below. Trekking poles and crampons would be always useful on descending down the slippery icy trails. Continuing past several small meadows, the twin Renjo Lakes and an old lake bed with intertwined streams sparkling in the sun, we finally descend steeply to the Thame valley to Lungden. Overnight in local lodge.
Today’s trek will be a long and challenging one. However, the crossing of Renjo La will be exciting descend into the remote northern valley where access is restricted and the landscape is progressively that of Tibetan valleys beyond. After a long trek, we will reach Langden.
- Many peaks can be seen from Renjo La Pass such as Everest, Lhotse Taboche sparkling due to the sun rays upon them.
- Renjo La offers beautiful vistas of the Everest region as well with the third Gokyo lake and the village.
- Day 18: Lungden to Namche Bazzar (3,445m/11,302ft) 7-8 hours hike
After breakfast, we take a descending slope and then again trek through a leveled path of grassy area to Thame. Soon after lunch, we take a descending trail all the way to Namche Bazar
- Tibetan border where people used to trade
- Tenzing Norbey Sherpa birthplace; who successfully summitted the Mount Everest with Edmund Hillary on 29 May 1953
- Pass through powerhouse and schools
- Day 19: Namche Bazar – Lukla (2,840m/9,317ft) 7 – 8hrs hike
With an early breakfast we start our trek by descending downhill to Lukla. We will trek along the Dudhkoshi River, pine forests, hamlets and crop field with the views of mountain like Kusum Kangru, Khumbila, Taboche and Thamserku etc.
When we reach Lukla, we check in at lodge and get some rest and stay overnight here.
- Trek along the Dudhkoshi River, pine forests and fields
- Backdrops of Kusum Kangru, Khumbila, Tawoche and Thamserku along the trail.
- Day 20: Lukla – Kathmandu (1,302m/4,270ft) 35mins flight
We will have an early breakfast and fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla airport. You will then be accompanied to your hotel and have time to take rest and relax after a long amazing trek. Stay overnight in a hotel.
· Exhilarating flight over forests, fields and villages with the Himalayas at the background
- Day 21: Leisure day in Kathmandu
It’s also spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla if we could not fly on scheduled date and time or we can organize you a guided day tour in or around Kathmandu. You can spend your leisure time by shopping souvenir for your beloved ones or simply relax after exhausting but momentous adventure.
- Day 22: Fly Back Home
It is time to fly back to home keeping all the terrifying experiences of Nepal in mind.
The representative from Nepal Sanctuary Treks will transfer you to TIA airport where you should check-in 3 hours prior to your scheduled flight. support
- Trekking through high passes of Everest circuit
- Climb to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar
- Climbing Gokyo Ri and Chhukung Ri peaks
- Ancient Buddhist monasteries, Sherpa villages, ancient trading routes
- Incredible views of peaks like Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Nuptse and Mt. Everest throughout the Everest high passes trek
- Everest is also known as Sagarmatha in Nepal and Chomolungma in Tibet; the Everest region is known locally as the Khumbu
- Home to three of the highest peaks in the world: Everest 8848m; Lhotse, 4th highest at 8516m; and Cho Oyu, 6th highest at 8201m
- The Sherpa people of the Khumbu are so closely associated with the trekking business that the name Sherpa is also given to a specific role on a trekking team
- Thrilling and scenic Himalayan flight to Tensing Hillary Airport at Lukla
- Rare wildlife habitat such as snow leopard, Himalayan bear, Himalayan goral, red panda, Himalayan Tahr and likely to encounter with blue sheep, yaks, Tibetan snow cocks , Lophophorous
- Mount Everest is the home of “black jumping spider”. It has been found at altitudes as high as 6700 meters above sea level.
- Major plants that are found including birch, juniper, blue pines, firs, bamboo, wild rose, rhododendron, and hemlock etc.
- Sherpa and Tibetan Buddhist culture are everywhere throughout the region.
- Airport transfers,
- Private transfer to/from a trek
- Internal flight Ktm-Lukla-Ktm
- Hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast,
- Teahouse Lodge with breakfast
- Trek Permits & National Park Fee,
- Staff insurance on the trek,
- Trek guide & porter/s
- Duffel bag
What's not Included
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and on trek (approx. US$ 20 per day)
- Personal equipment,
- Personal bills,
- International airfare
- Excess baggage beyond 15 kilos including day pack Visa fee: US$ 25 for 15 days and US$ 40 for 30 days multiple entries
- Insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects),
- Optional Kathmandu Sightseeing tour