Everest High Passes Trek-20 Days
Everest an Mt. Nuptse from Kalapathar
On the way to Everest Base Camp
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Yearn to do something different adventure! Wish to view everything that the Khumbu offers than the Everest High Passes Trek is an authentic platform. The world famous superb trekking provides the opportunity to visit the Everest Base Camp, Kalapatthar, Gokyo Valley and its tranquil Lakes, the best view point of Gokyo Ri and more especially introduces a route to the remote and untouched Nangpa La Valley, the Sherpa village of Marlung, the monastery village of Thame as well through other major remote villages and valleys. Moreover, traversing through the classical route makes complete high-level circuit via world famous demanding passes Kongma La (5,535/18,159 ft.), Cho La (5420m/17,782 ft) and Renjo La (5,340m/17,520 ft).
We begin our Journey to the Everest High Passes Trek with a sightseeing day in Kathmandu which offers a brief exploration of the temples, shrines, bazaars and restaurants of Kathmandu. We take a stimulating mountain flight to Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla on the following day followed by trek up through the classic route to the Sagarmatha National Park playing with mighty Dudh Koshi river, colorful landscapes, Gompas and monasteries in the land enclosed by the soaring peaks. After reaching the summit of Kongma La, as we compose our way to the Everest Base Camp we marvel at the spectacle of Khumbu icefall cascading from the Western Cwm. Our trek to the view point of Kalapatthar is followed by the tough climb through Cho La that finally takes us to the cobalt-blue lakes at Gokyo. After enjoying awe inspiring views from the fifth lake and Gokyo Ri, we make our way to the next great pass, the Renjo La. Making a night in Marlung we follow a little of the route used for centuries by the Tibetan Traders via Nangpa La to get to Thame. Following the classical route, we drop down to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu leaving behind our foot prints in the shadow of the Everest.If we are a real adventurer looking for more of a challenging trek crossing some of the most famous high passes in the world, we definitely need to consider Himalayan Glacier's Everest High Passes Trek. If we are looking for trek slightly less adventurous than this involves suburb views of Gokyo Lakes along with Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar, "Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes-18 days" would be ideal for us! Himalayan Glacier's "Everest Base Camp-14 days" itinerary would be perfect for us if we are young, energetic, physically fit, and yearn to hike up to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar but will have a limited amount of time to trek. If we are a novice trekker and want some easier itinerary but want to visit the Everest Base Camp, Himalayan Glacier's 17-days Everest Base Camp itinerary would be best option.
Route maps are just representation of the trekking routes. This does not represent the exact geographical conditions.Click here for Everest High Passes Trek route map
Day to Day Itinerary
International Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m/4264 ft)
Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport (KTM) you will be greeted by a representative from Himalayan Glacier Trekking. After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) ...read more »»
- All airport/hotel transfers
- 4-star hotel in Kathmandu ( Hotel Shanker or similar standard) with breakfast
- Welcome and farewell dinner
- All accommodation and meals during the trek
- A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees
- Domestic flights and airport departure taxes
- An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Himalayan Glacier Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
- All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All government and local taxes
What's Not Included
- Nepal Visa fee (bring small denomination USD cash and two passport photographs)
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu(and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
- Tips for guides and porters
The Trekking Group
For the Everest High Passes Trek, there will be one leader, assistant leader (4 trekkers:1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters for luggage carrying (2 trekkers:1 porter). This arrangement ensures that any body in the group is sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned. Himalayan Glacier can run the Everest Base Camp trek for group of any size. But generally it will be better to have a maximum of twelve people, as we have found this to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if we would like to make a group booking for more than twelve people together, Himalayan Glacier can arrange this too.
Health & Experience Required
Everest High Passes Trek is a difficult trip suitable for passionate walkers who have ability to walk at least 4-7 hours a day with a light rucksack. In some days ...read more »»
All accommodations for Everest High Passes Trek are on twin sharing basis included in the trip cost and are chosen based on standard of hygiene, standard of service and food, location, etc. There are two styles of accommodations during the trip. We will spend three nights in a 4-star hotel, Hotel Shanker
or similar category hotel in Kathmandu and during trekking we will spend 16 nights in standard tea house or lodge or hotel in which there are unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses. Himalayan Glacier provide attached rooms as much as possible, however tea houses or lodges of some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities.
If we are a solo traveler, we will share a room with someone else of same sex of our group. If we prefer a single room, we may indicate our preference and get single rooms on request by paying single supplement USD 350. There are several places that do not allow single accommodations in the Everest Region. On paying single supplement, we will get single room in Kathmandu but it is possible only up to Namche Bazzar. Above Namchhe Bazzar single accommodation is not always feasible. However, Himalayan Glacier tries its best to provide single rooms in all places if possible.
During your Everest High Passes Trek, we can enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian.) ...read more »»
Himalayan Glacier's Everest High Passes Trek-20 days itinerary is planned with high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher altitude too fast causes a medical ...read more »»
Leader(s) & Staff Arrangements
The most significant thing that makes our Everest High Passes Trek successful, enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced, courteous and helpful trek leader and the crew members with ability of operating our days in the mountain smoothly. Our trek will be led by the ...read more »»
Equipments & Packing List
While packing for “Everest High Passes Trek”
certain gears are essential to be considered.
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Autumn (mid Sept to mid Dec) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Everest High Passes Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. But the nights are cold and can fall to freezing level in higher elevations. Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) is also good for Everest Base Camp Trek, only issue is cold (obviously). Trekking in Summer or Monsoon(June, July) will be affected by rain but Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist. The trekking routes are crowded during Spring and Autumn. But during Monsoon and Winter the routes are not packed and visitors could enjoy rather best of nature.
Trip Start Dates & Price
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