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Duration: 20 Days (16 days trekking)
Grade: Strenuous
Maximum Altitude: 5545m / 18,192ft
Average Walking / Day: 6 to 7 hours

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The Everest High Passes trek is an exciting and adventurous trek that takes you through the renowned passes of Kongma La (5,535m)  Cho-La (5,400m) and Renjo La (5,300m).  The Everest High Pass Trek is an ultimate trekking destination for individuals who dare to test their stamina and endurance to the limits. As part of this trek we visit Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar, Gokyo Valley, with its shimmering blue lakes and astounding view points of  Gokyo RI as well as other major and remote scattered sherpa villages and other valleys.

The trek begins upon arrival in Kathmandu, following which we board a mountain flight and head towards Lukla. Once into the region, the first week or so is spent slowly acclimatizing as you follow the main Everest Base Camp route through to Dingboche.  From Dingboche, whilst the majority of trekkers head north towards Everest Base Camp, you head east up the Chukkung valley towards Island Peak. It is possible to visit Island Peak’s Base Camp before you head over the first of the High Passes (the Kongma La). This will lead you into the Khumbu valley and ultimately up to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar. Although you will have already seen the summit of Everest, you get a really close view of it from the summit of Kala Patthar. On the descent from  Everest Base Camp area, you will cross another High Pass (the Cho La) before dipping down into the stunning Gokyo Lakes valley for a few days. From the Gokyo Ri, you will get excellent views of Everest’s summit (this time at sunset). The final High Pass is west of Gokyo and leads you onto the trade route used by the Tibetans transporting their merchandise from Tibet to Namche Bazaar. It’s a whole new world compared to what you have experienced so far!

Feb - Apr
Oct - Dec

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Maximum Altitude: 5545m
Total Trekking Time: 17 Days
Availability: Feb-Apr
                             Oct - Dec

Please note this trek is classed as STRENUOUS.
For any trek at this level, fitness is most important and you may have to improve yours before departure. Most Strenuous treks are equivalent to extended walking in mountainous terrain at home, but usually at significantly higher altitudes; climate and remoteness can also play a part. Walking days are usually between 6 to 8 hours although there may be some longer days for pass-crossing or similar. Previous trekking experience is desirable but not essential if you are confident of your physical condition.

A full kit list will be provided upon booking onto the trek.
What's Included:

  • All airport and hotel transfers.
  • Three nights’ accommodation in a star category hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu city tours including: all entry fees, tour guide and private vehicle.
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek; we provide private bathrooms with hot shower at Phakding, Namche and Lukla.
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek.
  • One highly experienced female/male guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff.
  • Round trip flight to/from Kathmandu inclusive domestic departure tax.
  • First aid medical kit.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee.
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please avail us with 2 passport size photos required for your permit).
  • All forms of Government taxes
  • Coaching & workshops during the trek, with an opportunity to chat 1-1 if there is an issue you want to explore

What's Not Included:

  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary).
  • Travel insurance (we will need to see evidence of helicopter evacuation insurance before the trek)
  • International airfare.
  • Personal Medicine.
  • Optional tours and activities during free time.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.).
  • Drinks, snacks and other personal expenses.
  • Hot shower during the trek.
  • Personal trekking equipments.
  • Tips  for trekking staff and drivers (optional)


Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuvan International airport (1345meters).
Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02 : Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation

Day 03 - Fly to Lukla (2,804m). Trek to Phakding (2,610m) - 3 hrs.
Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 04 - Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441m) - 5.5 hrs.
Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 05 - Namche Bazaar acclimatisation day.
Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 06 - Trek to Phorste Thanga (3,680m) - 5 hrs.
Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 07 - Trek to Machhermo (4,470m) - 5 hrs.
Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 08 - Trek to Gokyo (4,790m) - 5.5 hrs.

Day 09 - Trek to Gokyo Ri (5,483m) and back to Gokyo - 5 hrs.
Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 10 - Trek to Thangna (4,500m) - 4 hrs.
Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 11 - Cross Cho La pass (5,300m) then trek to Dzongla (4,710m) - 7 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 12 - Trek to Lobuche (4,910m ) - 4 hrs.
Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 13 - Trek to Gorak Shep (5,180m) then hike up to Kalapatthar (5,555m) back to Gorak Shep - 7 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 14 - Trek to the Everest Base Camp (5,365m) then back to Lobuche (4,910m) - 7 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 15 - Cross the Kongma La pass (5,535m) and trek to Chukkung (4,710m ) - 8 hrs.

Day 16 - Trek to Tengboche (3,860m) - 6 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 17 - Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441m) via Khumjung (3,780 m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 18 - Trek to Lukla (2,804m) - 5 hrs.
Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 19 - Morning flight back to Kathmandu.
Overnight at a hotel.

Day 20 - Leisure day and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
Overnight at a Kathmandu Hotel

Day 21 - Departure From Kathmandu

Please note: TREKS & TIARAS reserves the right to change the route and itinerary dependent upon the fitness of members,  safety reasons and weather conditions. Should we not be able to attempt the route then an alternative route will be offered.