Everest high pass trekking climbs three high passes of the Knogma la pass (5,535m), Cho La pass (5420m) and Renjo La pass (5446m), which is one of the extremely popular challenging crossings in the Himalayas, through five major heartlands of the Sherpa settlements valley in the Everest region. Additionally, the trek rejoins the classical route to visit Everest base camp, the ascents of Kalapatthar (5,545m) and Gokyo Peak (5350m) along with Khumbu Ice fall and Glacier. It is one of the highly demanding, the most challenging trip packages in the Everest region mostly known as three passes trekking. It offers unobstructed rewarding panoramic views of peaks. In Everest region trekking, it definitely has an ethnic community culture, particularly of the Sherpa, isolated ancient Buddhist monasteries and museum, breathtaking natural scenery, and adventure.
Trek starts at Lukla after 35 minutes spectacular flight from Kathmandu. Then, we continue our hiking from perspective Sherpa settlements. Trip becomes thrilling in Everest high pass trek even more attracted as a result of indigenous Sherpa, whose culture is like typically Tibetan, an innocent and heartwarming Sherpa greets us with smiling. Observing their villages, daily livelihood, traditional custom and dress makes an impressive journey througout the trek. Knowing the originality of this ethnic group in the Khumbu region and contribution in the mountaineering expedition realize something different than another.
An incredible spiritual place, Everest high pass trial offers many colorful monasteries, mountain Buddhist culture and monks, museum and photo gallery in Namche, Tengboche, Pangboche, Khumjung, Khunde, and Thame. Moreover, we will not miss a chance to explore the sculpture of Yati in Khumjung monastery. Then onward the trek goes on passing through the lush vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park, with pine forests, rhododendron flowers and an abundance of wildlife which help to make our journey most remarkable and rewarding.
The picturesque Everest high pass trek is a daunting trek leading to Gokyo Lake and over the Cho La making a circuit of Tawache and Cholatse. Ultimately trek across the Cho La pass, which covers both the Gokyo Lake and the Everest Base Camp. On the way to Cho La pass, there are some interesting ascents of Gokyo RI, Chukkung RI, Thangnak and DZonglha for fabulous viewpoints of the entire Everest region. Likewise, heading up to the trial is Kalapatthar (5,554m) – gives an opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking mountain vista. The Khongma La pass is a beautiful pass from where impressive views of Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Kongtega as well as many other numerous mountains and glacial lakes in front of your eyes. Renjo la pass (5388m) is a most thrilling adventure that provides magnificent views of the world’s highest mountains, Mt Everest (8848m), Makalu (8463m) Lhotse (8516 m) and Cho Oyo (8201 m).
To sum up, 19 days Everest high pass trekking itinerary takes us to cross three high passes in Everest region that are Renjo La pass (5435m), Cho La pass (5420m) and Kongma La pass (5535m). This trekking has natural grandeurs of the world’s high altitude places with astounding views of towering mountains. This package is introduced to those passionate adventure lovers who dare to dream of exploring the challenging life changing journey in the Himalayas.
Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m/4264 ft), then transfer to hotel
Day 2 : Kathmandu-Lukla (2840 m/9320 ft) 35 minutes flight- Phakding( 2652m/8,700 ft) ¾ hrs trek
Day 3 : Phakding- Namche Bazaar (3440 m/ 11280 ft): 5/6 hrs trek
Day 4 : Namche Bazaar: Rest Day
Day 5 : Namche – Tengboche (3860 m/12660 ft): 5/6 hrs
Day 6 : Tengboche – Dingboche (4360 m/ 14300 ft): 5/6 hrs
Day 7 : Dingboche – Chhukung (4750 m/15580 ft): ¾ hrs
Day 8 : Chhukung – Rest Day
Day 9 : Chhukung – Kongma La (5535 m/ 18159 ft) – Lobuche (4940 m/ 16210 ft): 6/7 hrs
Day 10 : Lobuche – Gorak Shep [5170 m/16,961ft] – Everest Base Camp [5364 m/17,594 ft] – Gorak Shep: 7- 8 hrs
Day 11 : Gorak Shep – Kala Patthar [5545 m/18,192 ft] – Lobuche [4940 m/16,207 ft]: 8 – 9 hrs
Day 12 : Lobuche – Dzongla [4830m/15,850 ft]: 3 – 4 hrs
Day 13 : Dzongla – ChoLa [5368m/17,611 ft] -Thangnak [4680m/15,350 ft] – Gokyo [4800m/15,580 ft]: 7 – 8 hrs
Day 14 : Rest day in Gokyo – Gokyo Ri [5357m/17,575 ft]: 3 – 4 hrs
Day 15 : Gokyo – Renjo La [5360m/17585 ft] – Marlung [4210m/13,810 ft]: 7 – 8 hrs
Day 16 : Marlung – Namche Bazzar: 5 – 6 hrs
Day 17 : Namche Bazzar – Lukla: 6 – 8 hrs
Day 18 : Lukla – Kathmandu: 35 min flight
Day 19 : Final Departure