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Everest High Pass Trek, Renjo La, Cho La, Everest Gokyo Trek
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Everest High Pass Trek

Challenging and Strenuous

Everest High Pass Trek

US$1800

per person

The main attraction of Everest Three Passes Trek are the three passes – Renjo La (5,446m), Cho La (5,420m) and Kongma La Pass (5,535m). Though it is a very strenuous trek, it guarantees the exhilarating experience of adventure, perseverance, and excitement. Furthermore, the view from the top is spectacular as one can get the closest possible views of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Cho-yu, and Makalu.

Everest area has its highlights that make trekkers develop different styles to explore its richness. Dropping all another classic trek, some adventurous hikers go through all the three deep and dangerous crevasses (passes) i.e. Everest High Pass Trek to finally view the highest peaks of the world. more challenging than the traditional Everest trek, it involves crossing the three passes, Kongma-La Pass (5535m) Cho-La Pass (5368m), Renjo La pass (5338m). The breathtaking sceneries, awe-inspiring snow-covered peaks, and playful village landscapes are experiences that can give you a lifetime of a beautiful memory.

Like every other Everest trek, it starts from a 35 min flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The 17 or longer days trek then introduces the Sagarmatha National Park that allows you to explore the diversity of floras and faunas of the forest inhabitants. The greenery of parks and colorful rhododendron forests, along with the sight of playful monkeys is not a scene that you get to view everywhere anytime. Trekker’s junction Namche Bazaar, a place for acclimatization, reminds you of the bustling Kathmandu city as it has places to see, shop and also eat.

Everest High Pass Trek Route

The Everest High Pass trek can start from either enjoy La pass or Kongma La pass, depending on the guides and trekkers’ interest. The Renjo La Pass has beautiful villages like Thame and Lungdhen. The difficulty ascending of the newly found and highest pass then requires a leisure descent to the Tranquil mountain lake Gokyo. Climbing the Gokyo Ri (5330m/17487 feet) for a magnificent view of mountains and glaciers like Ngozumpa, you reach the icy and most interesting Cho La Pass.

The trail also passes Everest Base Camp itself where the place Kala Patthar (5550m) gives you the enigmatic and closest view of Mt. Everest. Descending down the Chhukung Ri which is hidden under the Lhotse-Nuptse wall is a long hike to the Kongma La Pass. The long hike is then made more interesting when a famous monastery welcomes you at Tengboche. Down through the beautiful valley of Khumjung, Everest high pass trek ends back Lukla.

Though the long, strenuous hike is tiring and difficult, the service that the Sherpa people provide at the end of the day and their hospitability makes everything worthwhile.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft)
Day 2: Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu and trek to Phakding (2651m/8700ft) 8km, 3 hrs trek
Day 3: Phakding to Namche (3440m/11280ft) 11km, 6-7 hrs
Day 4: Namche Acclimatization day or exploration day
Day 5: Namche to Tengboche (3870m/12694ft) 10km, 5-6 hrs
Day 6: Tengboche to Dingboche (4360m/14300ft) 9km, 5-6 hrs
Day 7: Dingboche 2nd acclimatization day
Day 8: Dingboche to Chhukung (4750m/15,580 ft), 3 – 4 hours
Day 9: Chhukung: Climb Chhukung Ri (5,546m) and trek back to Chhukung, 3 – 4 hours
Day 10: Cross to Kongma La pass (5535m/18,159ft), Trek to Lobuche (4940m/16,210ft), 6 – 7 hours
Day 11: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17,594 ft), 6-7 hours
Day 12: Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545 m/18,192 ft), then to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft), 8 – 9 hours
Day 13: Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m/15,850 ft), 3 – 4 hours
Day 14: Trek to Gokyo (4800m/15,580 ft) via Cho La pass (5368m/17,611 ft), 7 – 8 hours
Day 15: Rest day in Gokyo: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357m/17,575 ft), tour 4th and 5th Gokyo lakes, 3 – 4 hours
Day 16: Gokyo to Marlung (4210m/13,810 ft) via Renjo La Pass (5360m/17585 ft), 7 – 8 hours
Day 17: Marlung to Namche Bazaar, 5 – 6 hours
Day 18: Trek down to Lukla
Day 19: Flight back to Kathmandu and sightseeing
Day 20: Departure day

19 Days
5,400 M+ Max. Altitude
  • Departure
    Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Difficulty Level
    Streneous
  • What to Bring
    Warm Jacket, Trouser, Big neck water bottle, trekking shoes and shocks, warm cap, Sun glasses, normal medicine, head lightr, light shoes,globes etc
  • Include
1

Kathmandu Arrival

Peregrine Treks representatives will receive you at the airport and transfer to hotel. The tour plan will be discussed and handed over to you.
2

Kathmandu To Lukla By Flight And Trek To Phakding

Early Morning flight will take you to Lukla Tenzing-Hillary Airport. The mountain flight journey would be a mesmerizing memory in itself. The close view of mountain range and hills of Khumbu region, as well as the rural Nepal, can be savoured from the flight. Once landed in Lukla the trekking starts after meeting the rest of the support crew. The day’s trekking would be up to the Phakding.
3

Trek To Namche

Phakding to Namche is relatively easy trekking time spanning just up to 3 hrs. The trail comprises of a suspension bridge with colourful prayer flags in it. The views of Mountains start to welcome you towards its lap. The highlight of this part of the trail would be the Tibetan wall paintings and the occasional views of Mountains.
4

Acclimatization Day In Namche

Early morning breakfast at the hotel and to Everest view Hotel. Everest Base Camp trekking requires strength and endurance as well as will power. The day’s rest will be taken in Namche in order to get prepared for the trek upwards. The acclimatization hiking will take place as you will be taken to world’s highest located hotel The Everest View Hotel after Breakfast. The panoramic views of mountains and the surrounding area from the hotel are splendid. It is highly recommended for the trekkers to go through the acclimatization hiking as it prepares your body and soul for the trekking.
5

Trek To Tengboche

The trekking trail from Namche to Tengboche consists of plain flat land trekking as well as steep uphill. The flat trail trekking provides the outstanding views of Mountains like Thamserku, Everest, Pumori, Lhotse and other Himalayan ranges. The trail on the banks of Dudhkoshi River and the rhododendron forests amazes you. The distant scenes of the majestic Himalayas would also mesmerize you and let you forget the hardship encountered till day. Once you have reached Tengboche the serenity prevails. The continuous prayers and smell of incense coming from the monastery would ignite your spiritual self.
6

Trek To Dingboche

The trekking trail is slight downhill and enters the small valley passing by Pangboche. The usual crossing of the river from suspension bridge and wooden bridges are there with the usual view of mountains up above you.
7

Rest Day In Dingboche

The acclimatization and Sherpa culture observation rest day is also allocated in Dingboche.
8

Dingboche To Chhukung (4750m/15,580 Ft): 3 - 4 Hours

Trekkers would like the views of Tawache, Amadablam, Chalotse and Nuptse-Lhotse. The trekking would then move towards Chhukung passing by stone walled fields and entering the glacier amidst the gigantic Himalayas and yak herders. Chukung is surrounded by the Himalayas and glaciers. The elongated hiking to the rocky place of Chhukung Ri also from Chhukung if time permits.
9

Chhukung: Climb Chhukung Ri (5,546m) And Trek Back To Chhukung: 3 – 4 Hours

The climbing of the Chhukung Ri would take place and it is better advised to cross Kong Ma La pass only after the visit of the Chhukung village and acclimatization via short hiking or roaming around Chhukung Valley.
10

Cross To Kongma La Pass (5535m/18,159ft), Trek To Lobuche (4940m/16,210ft): 6 - 7 Hours

The trekking from Chhukung to Kong Ma La would be the legendary experience for you further to reach Lobuche. The time frame would be around 6-7 hours and you will be walking in the highest part of the trip i.e. Kong Ma La Pass. Once you have crossed the Moraine then the Lobuche can be reached.
11

Lobuche To Gorak Shep (5170 M/16,961ft), Visit Everest Base Camp (5364 M/17,594 Ft): 6-7 Hours

The lateral moraine of the Khumbu region glacier provides the crest of the northern ridge of Everest. Our trail moves along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. The trail offers the stunning view of mountains as well.
12

Gorak Shep To Kala Patthar (5545 M/18,192 Ft), Then To Lobuche (4940 M/16,207 Ft): 8 - 9 Hours

The early morning hike to the sunrise destination of Kalapther then following We start our trek to Kala Patthar early in the morning in order to catch remarkable views of the first light of the sun shining on Mt. Everest but you have to get prepared from the altitude and passion for the trekking
13

Lobuche To Dzongla (4830m/15,850 Ft): 3 - 4 Hours

Lobuche to Dzongala trail creates an enchanting experience of the Himalayan alpine environment. The downhill trekking on a route alongside Khumbu Glacier from Lobuche to Dzongla passes by Chola La Lake. The view of Awi Peak is mesmerizing and awesome.
14

Trek To Gokyo (4800m/15,580 Ft) Via Cho La Pass (5368m/17,611 Ft): 7 - 8 Hours

As the trekking gain height, the Cho La Pass starts to be seen and the Ama Dablam looms on the south and Cholatse in the west. The climbing of the Chola can be very tricky around the crevasses. The summit of the pass is actually marked by flags. The scenery, however, is magnificent and breathtaking. The trail finally comes to Ngozumpa glacier the longest glacier among six lakes series.
15

Rest Day In Gokyo: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357m/17,575 Ft), Tour 4th And 5th Gokyo Lakes: 3 - 4 Hours

The climbing of the Gokyo Ri takes place towards the enchanting views of the mountains. The tour of the fourth lake could also be done in this day. The view from famous Scoundrel Viewpoint near to the fifth lake provides the astonishing views of the mountains.
Day 16
16

Gokyo To Marlung (4210m/13,810 Ft) Via Renjo La Pass (5360m/17585 Ft): 7 - 8 Hours

Trekkers will start the day early morning for the long trekking ahead. The trail moves along the Dudh Pokhari for a small period of time. The trail showcases the astounding scenery of the Rolwaling ranges and other Himalayan ranges. The walking would be very rocky and winds down over a loose screen to be in the south of Tsho lake. The trekking from Marlung on the east bank of the Bhote Koshi river would be the mesmerizing, strenuous and adventurous.
17

Marlung To Namche Bazaar: 5 - 6 Hours

The trekking descends from Marlung to Thame following the traditional trail used by Tibetan traders. The trekkers then cross the Bhote Koshi River and descend further to Taranga. Thame on a hillside will be gone gradually and pass by small Sherpa villages the voyage reaches the Namche Bazaar.
18

Trek Down To Lukla

This day you will descend to Lukla for return back to Kathmandu.
19

Flight Back To Kathmandu And Sightseeing

After 30 minutes flight from Lukla. The private vehicle will take you to the major heritage and architectural landmark of the Valley as well as UNESCO World Heritage Site listed places like Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath, Swyambunath and Pashupatinath.
20

Departure

Fly back to your country after amazing Everest Three high passes trek: Private vehicle will take you to airport for departure

Tour Location

Cost Includes:

  • Pick up and drop from International and Domestic Airport during this package with one official representative
  • Private tourist vehicles will be available as per itinerary
  • Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flight ticket
  • 3 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu at three-star hotel on twin sharing basis
  • All accommodation in best available lodges/tea houses/tent during trekking
  • Three times meal (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with tea/hot water/coffee) during trekking
  • Welcome or Farewell dinner (one time during Nepal trip)
  • An experienced and well trained English Speaking Guide and Porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Salary, Insurance, whole accommodation of trekking crew member
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • All entrance fees during trekking and sightseeing
  • Achievement Certificate, T-shirt, First Aid Kit, Trekking Map and seasonal fruits
  • All necessary paperwork, TIMS, Entrance fees, and applicable all permits
  • Departure information, visa extension procedure and international flight reconfirmation
  • Company service charge and all applicable government tax

Cost doesn’t include:

  • Visa Fee, International Air Fare and all other cost incurred before arrival in Nepal
  • Traveller’s Travel Insurance (Must cover Accidental, Medical and Search and Rescue)
  • Hotel accommodation, Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu because of an early arrival in Nepal or late departure from Nepal, early return from the mountain because of any reason than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Lunch and Dinner except Welcome or Farewell dinner provided by company in Kathmandu
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks with all personal expenses
  • Tipping for guides, porters, and drivers (tipping is not mandatory but highly expected)
  • Any other unseen expenses which are not mentioned in cost includes part