Trip Details
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Bus / Aeroplane
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
  • Group Size: 20
  • Max Elevation: 5535m
Highlights
  • Scenic Flight to Lukla
  • Lukla Airport and its serene surrounding
  • Magnificent walk via lush rhododendron and other alpine vegetations 
  • Sagarmatha National Park, the park located at the highest elevation of the world and also a UNESCO World Heritage site and its unique and endangered species of flora and fauna
  • Namche Bazar, its traditional Tibetan market, Sherpa Cultural Museum
  • Hotel Everest View and stunning view of Mt. Everest
  • The holy Tengboche monastery and its serene surrounding
  • Hospitable Sherpa people and their age-old civilization
  • Incredible sunrise and mountain views include Pumori, Makalu, Loa Tse, Nupse, Amadablam and Mt. Everest, the top of the world

Everest High Passes trek is well recognized as one of the most thrilling and adventurous trekking trails in the Everest or Khumbu region which always tends to please those keen adventure enthusiasts. This trekking lets you experience the most authentic flavor of the thrills of adventure triumphing over the three high passes in Everest region. Most significantly, Everest High Passes trek offers a stupendous experience of the exotic natural beauty, geographical magnificence, and profound cross-cultural exposure along with first-rated adventure and majestic mountain panorama.
This trek takes you to the most scenic region of Everest through three most scenic high passes; Renjo la pass, Kongma La and Chola Pass, which are considered to be the rewarding high, passes to the adventure enthusiasts.
The trek not only offers the thrills of adventure in the high passes but also provides a great opportunity to visit Kala Pathar, Gokyo Lakes, Gokyo Ri, Khumbu glacier and Ngozumpa glacier.
As most of the treks in the Everest region, Everest High passes trek commences after a short scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and the trail descend to Phakding and the trail ascends to beautiful tourist hub, Namche Bazar. Along the way trail, the trekkers will witness magnificent glaciers, sacred monasteries, settlement of sherpas, and Himalayan wildlife and plants. Basically, the high passes offer probably the best opportunity to witness mountain range closer.
.Since the Everest High Passes trek is considered to be a quite challenging adventure as they have to conquer three high passes, adventure enthusiasts require a sound level of walking fitness, and stamina to resist the unforeseen circumstances like weather extremes. But it doesn’t mean that you have to have the technicality to accomplish this trek successfully. This is the very trek that takes you to the circuit of the Everest region amongst breathtaking mountain views, serene lakes and beautiful landscapes with thrilling adventure. In addition, The Everest High Passes Trek caters an extraordinary thrilling experience of lifetime adventure and ultimately they will able to quench the thirst of real adventure in Himalaya.

Itinerary

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Day 01: Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel

On your arrival day, there is our representative holding a placard with your name and our company name (Magic Expedition. And then, you will be transferred to the hotel. It is around 30 mins drive from the airport to the hotel. There may some hassles like offering a taxi or hotel or something like that. Do go with them. And sometimes, in international flight, your luggage may be missing. Be very careful. We hope it will not disturb your trip.

After your arrival at the hotel, you will get refreshed and we will have a short orientation meeting regarding the trip. We will introduce a guide or trip leader. For this, be with 4 pieces of recent pp sized photographs, copy of passport and copy of travel insurance-Overnight in Hotel-

  • Dinner
  • 2* Hotel
  • kathmandu
  • 1400m

After breakfast, we can enjoy a free day on our own or participate in a sightseeing program organized by “Magic Expedition and Tour”. The tour is concentrated to introduced some climax of world heritage site of Kathmandu Valley such as Swoyambhunath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Temple. After accomplish the sightseeing we meet pre discussion related with trekking itinerary – Overnight in Hotel

  • B/F / Lunch / Dinner
  • 2* Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

Early morning flight to Lukla, 40-minute scenic flight. We will provide you breakfast in Lukla. Our Guide will arrange the baggage which is carried by the porter while you are eating the breakfast. Before reaching Phakding from Lukla we pass through Sherpa Village. On this first day of your trek we just walking 3 to 4 hours. After you arrive in Phakding you could explore Phakding village-Overnight in Lodge-

  • B/F / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Phakding
  • 2652m

Continue our Three Pass Trek after breakfast in Phakding crossing five suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River.We will register your permit number and group details at the National Park office in Monjo, the entrance gate for Sagarmatha National Park. we will ascend the path to Namche Bazaar when we crossed the Hilary Suspension bridge. Namche Bazaar is the main market area for the touris of the Khumbu region where a lot of small shops can be found-Overnight in Lodge-

  • B/F / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Namche Bazaar
  • 3440m

To adjust for high altitude we would suggest taking one day rest for acclimatization at Namche Bazaar. During this rest day, you have time to explore the shops in Namche Bazaar or hike to the Everest View Hotel for your first view of Mt. Everest and a dimension of major peaks in the region. If this is a Saturday, you can visit the colorful market of Namche where people shop, exchange and sell their goods. Also, you can visit the Sherpa Museum, where you will learn about the Sherpa culture and the history of mountaineering on Mt. Everest-Overnight in Lodge-

  • B/F / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Namche Bazaar
  • 3440m

After morning breakfast in Namche Bazaar continue our trekking route to Thame Village which is 3-4 hours walking duration to reach. Thame Village is the oldest village for Sherpa people which used to be led to be Tibetan Border. There is the charming Buddhist Monastery which is called Thame Gomba if you walk 150m above the Village – Overnight in Teahouses -

  • B/F / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Thame
  • 3800m

From Thame Village, the trekking path heads north to Thame Teng and on complete walking several small villages like Chanakpa, Taranga and Yak field reach to Marulung Village. The night is spent on a tea house in this village – Overnight in Teahouse -

  • B/F / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Marlung
  • 4137m

Trek through the isolated hillsides to reach Lungdeng where we will overnight at a basic mountain teahouse-Overnight in Lodge-

  • B/F / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Lungdeng
  • 4600m

Renjo La Passing might be difficult because of the altitude. Normally the weather is clear from March to May and from September to November when the prospects for favorable conditions are excellent. You can enjoy the magnificent view of Renjo La as well as other peaks as you reach the top of Renjo La. Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt Makalu 8463m, Mt Lhotse 8516m, and Mt Cho Oyo 8201m. Awareness is required during walking as the trail sharply descends to Gokyo-Overnight in Lodge-

  • B/F / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Gokyo Lake
  • 4800m

When you complete Renjo La Pass, you will enjoy a relaxing day at Gokyo. Rest or explore the lakes and enjoy the views of Mt. Everest and Cho-Oyu. You can also see the northern part of Cho-Oyu base camp and the biggest glacier in the world, Ngozumba Glacier-Overnight in Lodge-

  • B/F / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Gokyo Lake
  • 4800m

Early morning hike up to Gokyo Ri for a spectacular view of the sunrise. Here you will be rewarded with outstanding views of Mt. Everest and surrounding Himalayan scenery. Back to Gokyo for breakfast. Then trek to Dragnag passing by the second lake and an unforgettable walk across the Ngozumba Glacier-Overnight in Lodge-

  • B/F / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Thaknak
  • 4750m

This day is another long trekking day to make the Cho La Pass. After completing the pass, we descend to Dzonglha with outstanding views of Cholatse Peak (6,335m)-Overnight in Lodge-

  • B/F / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Dzongla
  • 4850m

After breakfast, we begin our trek along the hill of the Khumbu Glacier with the views of Kalapathar And Mt Pumori. The rocky trail to Gorak Shep offers views of Pumori, Everest Base Camp, and glaciers with beautiful mountain views-Overnight in Lodge-

  • B/F / Lunch / Breakfast
  • Tea House
  • Gorakshep
  • 5160m

Continue our trek towards the Everest Base Camp after breakfast at Gorakshep. The hike is fairly strenuous due to the high altitude and thin air. The trekking trails keep on passes up rocky ridge and streams before you reach Everest Base Camp and get the Opportunities for the taking Photos. Return to Gorak Shep, then continue trekking to Lobuche-Overnight in Lodge-

  • B/F / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Lobuche
  • 5357m

In Lobuche, we complete our morning breakfast and begin the trek walk 2 hours to overpass the Khumbu Glacier and continue to ascend to cross Kongma La Pass (5535m) Crossing the snow cover mountain and climbing up Kongma La is a difficult trek but as you reach there the views of the surrounding peaks ie worth to see it. Descend into the Imja Khola valley hiking from Chhukung to Dingboche with views of Ama Dablam (6,856 m)-Overnight in Lodge-

  • B/F / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Chhukung
  • 5535m

Easy walk downhill to a lower elevation. From Dingboche trek back to Tengboche village where the famous Tengboche Monastery is Located. Overnight stay at a teahouse situated beneath the tall, magnificent peak, Ama Dablam-Overnight in Lodge-

  • B/F / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Tengboche
  • 3867m

After finish breakfast from Tengboche Village we begin the trek to Phunkethanga Village and from there the trekking path leads to the rhododendron forest and by crossing the wooden bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, we climb to Sanasa. From Sanasa we descend to Namche Bazaar, then trek further down the valley to Monjo-Overnight in Lodge-

  • B/F / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Monjo
  • 2680m

We commence our trekking back to Lukla from Monjo village after breakfast enjoying green scenery and picturesque Sherpa villages. After arriving in Lukla you will have time to celebrate the completion of your trek-Overnight in Lodge-

  • B/F / Lunch / Dinner
  • Lukla
  • Lukla
  • 2800m

After an early morning flight to Kathmandu, our guide will transfer you to your hotel. You will have time to relax after the long journey, catch your breath, and rest at your hotel before completing your Himalayan adventure with us-Overnight in Hotel-

  • B/F / Lunch / Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

After breakfast, rest and relax or take time to catch up on last minute gift shopping for your family and friends. We will transfer you to Kathmandu International Airport for your departure to your next destination.

  • B/F
  • Non
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

What to Expect

  • Pickup and Drop from the Airport.
  • Three nights accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu city tours, inclusive tour guide, and private vehicle
  • During Trekking Three Times Food Break, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation during the whole trekking Itinerary.
  • 1 English Speaking Guide And 1 Porter during the whole trek
  • Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back to Kathmandu.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee
  • TIMS Cards- Trekkers Information Management System
  • During Stay in Kathmandu Lunch, Dinner, and entrance fee during sightseeing.
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Visa For Entering Nepal which can be available on arrival in Airport
  • Requested to carry Four copies of Passport size photo for visa and for trekking permit.)
  • Drinks Like hot, cold and alcoholic during trekking
  • Hot and cold showers during the trek
  • Personal shopping and laundry
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for Guide and Porter

Useful Info

The environment in the Everest region

The mountain of the Khumbu is so Large that they create their own local climate. As you climb through the hills, mixed deciduous forest and scattered rice terraces give way to pine forest, then rhododendrons, then scrub junipers, before finally, the only vegetation is low alpine shrubs and grasses. As you walk, scan the skies and the undergrowth for golden eagle and the spectacular Himalayan monal ( Damphe or impeyan pheasant ) with its regal, shimmering green blue and purple plumage.

In the forested area around Namche Bazaar, Thame, Phortse, and Tengboche keep your eye peeled for Himalayan tahr and musk deer often spotted beside trails early in the morning. You may also hear the strange, hoarse call of the muntjak, or barking deer. The predators of the Himalaya are rarely seen but they are out there – the Khumbu is home to both leopards and snow leopards.

When to trek:

It is theoretically possible to trek in the Khumbu year-round, but flights are frequently canceled in winter and during the monsoon because of the poor visibility at the luckla airport. The best weather is in autumn when the skies are clear and temperatures at higher altitudes are more bearable. However, the competition for the seat on planes and bed space in lodges can be intense. Spring is a calmer time to visit though cloud and rain become more frequent in the build-up to the monsoon. The most serious obstacle to trekking in winter is the cold. Days can be perfectly comfortable, but the mercury plummets as soon as the sun sinks behind the mountain. At some time during the season from October to march, there is certain to be a storm or two that will blanket the countryside with snow.

Permits and Regulation:

You must take two kinds of permit for regular trekking in the Everest region. One permit is for the Loyalty of  Sagarmatha National Park. We must take it from the Tourism Board of Nepal for the sector of regular trekking in the Everest region. Another permit is TIMS ( Travel Information Management System). That is to records all the trekker profiles by the tourism board of Nepal.

Gateways:

There are two ways for the trekking in Everest region. One way is directly fly from Kathmandu to The luckla and start your trek from Lukla. So when you fly from Lukla you can complete the Everest Base camp within 14 Days. And another way is to Take a bus to Kathmandu to Bandar and start trekking from the Jiri / Bandar. If you follow this route you can complete Everest Base Camp in 18 to 19 Days.

Supplies and Equipment :

If you have forgotten anything like cell batteries, sun-creams, film, memory cards, sleeping bags, down jacket, Trekking shoes, sun glasses, to bring you can buy or rent in Kathmandu and in Namche Bazaar. It will be cost depending on the quality you will buy or rent.

Tea house trekking:

Tea house trekking takes you to the mountain where you stay every overnight at guest house. Food and accommodations are provided according to your choice at the guest house.

Festivals In Solu Khumbu:

Along with the connection of Tibetan Buddhism and the Lunar Calendar of the Tibetan there is four major festivals in Solu Khumbu.

Tibetan New Year or Gyalpo Losar:

This festival is usually held in late February or early March which is celebrated with the masked dance performances at the end of the 12th month of the Tibetan Calendar.

Buddha Jayanti :

The festival falls normally in May on the full moon of the fourth Tibetan month. This Buddha Jayanti is also known as Saga Dawa and it is celebrates the birthday of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha with parades stupas and Gompas and the lighting of butter lamps at sacred sites.

Mani Rimdu :

This a famous Sherpa festival which is celebrated normally in October and November at the monasteries of Tengboche, at Thame in May and at Chiwang or near Phaplu at November or December. During the festival monks don elaborate mask and costumes and perform ritualistic chaam dances that symbolize the triumph of Buddhism over Bon. The ancient animistic religion of Tibet. At this festival sherpas from all over the khumbu flock to attend the spectacle and the final evening turns into the Sherpa equivalent of an all night rave.

Dumje :

This festival largly celebrate at Namche Bazaar, Pangboche, Khumjung and Thame for the birth of Guru Rinpoche who introduced Buddhism to Tibet.

Altitude sickness:

The more you ascend to higher altitude, the more oxygen will be less. Normally, no traveler will be suffered from altitude sickness below 4ooo m. high. But this is not the case always. Those who lack good stamina, physical fitness, those who drink a lot and smoke will likely to suffer altitude sickness.
Mild and common symptoms include headaches (also a symptom of dehydration), low appetite, and restless sleep. More moderate symptoms include vomiting, fatigue, and diarrhoea. Many compare altitude sickness to the sensations of having a hangover. Severe symptoms include blue lips and fingernails, severe difficulty breathing, poor coordination, fatigue, and drowsiness. To avoid altitude sickness, we recommend you to descend down to the lower altitude, hydrate sufficiently and maintain nutrition. In case you have these above mentioned symptoms, inform to our guide since he will be far more experienced than you.

Travel insurance:

It is required to have travel insurance that covers your rescue in case you have suffered any kind of sickness in high altitude including altitude sickness. We hope everything will be fine during the trekking days but sometimes unforeseen circumstances may occur. Many standards polices cover you for trekking to high altitudes, such as on the Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit Trek, but it is very important to check this before you go. Here is a list of insurance companies that we have collected information on (however it is your responsibility to confirm that the information on our website correct):
We recommend companies such as Insure and Go, Virgin Money, and The Post office, as they currently cover the altitudes of all our treks.
For more information please see our information section.

Carrying my stuffs when trekking:

We will employ our porters to carry up to 12kgs of weight for each trekker. This is included in the price of each trek. We provide 1 porter for 2 trekkers in accordance to the guidelines set out by the International Porter Protection Group. If you would like more weight to be carried, please let us know. In general, 12kg is more than sufficient. If you have unnecessary stuff that are not required during the trekking days in the mountain, you can leave at the hotel till you come back. They will store it safely.
Normally each porter will carry 2 peoples rucksacks and he will simply tie them together using rope (this does not harm any of the rucksacks). If you are trekking with a friend or loved one, and there is space in one rucksack for both your possessions, then please feel free to share the same rucksack but please ensure that it weighs less than 24kg.
It is helpful if you do not put things that you may need during the day in your large rucksack as you will not be walking with your porter at all times.

Can I drink the tap water:

We don’t recommend you to drink the tap water in the mountains since it is not safe. To help prevent contamination of the environment, we discourage tourists from drinking from plastic bottles especially when in the mountains. Non-plastic bottle options include:

  1. Drinking boiled water from teahouses.
  2. Drinking ginger and lemon tea to reduce the need for water consumption.
  3. Purifying tap/river water using a chloride pump, iodine, or chloride tablets. The taste of the tablets is not appetizing, so it is recommendable to use a dissolvable vitamin tablet to add flavor.

How old does a trekker have to be to go trekking:

  • All trekkers under 18 must be accompanied by a friend / family member who is over 18 years of age.

  • Moderate to strenuous treks: minimum age is 14

  • Easy treks: minimum age is 12-11

Supplies and Equipment:

If you have forgotten anything like cell batteries, sun-creams, film, memory cards, sleeping bags, down jacket, Trekking shoes, sunglasses, to bring you can buy or rent in Kathmandu and in Namche Bazaar. It will be costly depending on the quality you will buy or rent.

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