Everest High Passes Trek

Trip Duration 17
Max Altitude 5555m at Kalapatthar
Group Size 2-30
Best Time for Visit Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec

Trip Overview


The Everest High Passes Trek is also an exhilarating and challenging adventure that takes you through the breathtaking landscapes of the Everest region in Nepal. The trek begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a small mountain airstrip nestled in the heart of the Himalayas. From Lukla, you also embark on a trek through picturesque Sherpa villages, lush rhododendron forests, and serene Buddhist monasteries, immersing yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the region. As you ascend higher into the mountains, you'll pass through three iconic high passes: Renjo La Pass, Cho La Pass, and Kongma La Pass. These passes also offer awe-inspiring panoramic views of towering snow-capped peaks, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makalu. Crossing these high passes requires endurance and determination, as you navigate steep and challenging terrains, but the sense of achievement upon reaching each pass is unparalleled.

Unveiling the Majestic Landscapes: Everest High Passes Trek and the Enchanting Gokyo Valley

Throughout the journey, you'll also encounter a diverse range of landscapes, from the stark beauty of the Khumbu Glacier to the turquoise waters of the Gokyo Lakes. The Gokyo Valley, with its pristine lakes and surrounding glaciers, provides a tranquil setting for acclimatization and exploration. Along the way, you'll also have the opportunity to visit Everest Base Camp, the starting point for climbers attempting to conquer the world's highest peak. Standing at the base of Mount Everest is an experience that few can fathom, and you'll gain a deep appreciation for the immense challenges and triumphs associated with mountaineering. The Everest High Passes Trek is physically demanding and requires a good level of fitness. The altitude can be challenging, so proper acclimatization and gradual ascent are crucial to ensuring your safety and enjoyment. It is recommended to embark on this trek with an experienced guide and support staff who can provide valuable insights, assistance, and help navigate the rugged terrain.

Conclusion and Summary

Overall, the Everest High Passes Trek is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that combines natural beauty, cultural immersion, and personal achievement. It allows you to witness the grandeur of the Himalayas up close, test your physical and mental limits, and create memories that will last a lifetime. It's an expedition that will leave you with a profound sense of awe and respect for the power and majesty of the world's highest mountains.

 Trip Highlight

  • Sightseeing tours of historical UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu
  • Exploring Namche and Khumjung Village
  • Unforgettable views of Khumbu Ice Fall
  • The most thrilling yet beautiful flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and vice-a-versa
  • One of the world’s highest airports at Syangboche
  • Cross three popular passes in the Everest region – Renjo La, Cho La, and Kongma La
  • Sherpa culture and lifestyles
  • World-famous monasteries and museums
  • Visiting Khumbu’s oldest and largest Tengboche Monastery
  • Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), and Mt. Makalu (8,463m)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites- Sagarmatha National Park
  • High altitude wildlife like musk deer, colorful peasants, snow leopard, and Himalayan tahr
  • Astounding panoramic view of the Himalayas from Kala Patthar
  • Highest glacier on Earth- Khumbu Glacier (4900m)
  • Explore the glacial lakes of the Gokyo Valley
  • Gokyo Valley and Gokyo Lakes
  • Stone houses and meadows around Gokyo Valley
  • Ngozumpa Glacier, the longest glacier in the world
  • Protected floras and faunas at Sagarmatha National Park
  • Astounding panoramic view from Gokyo Ri
  • Have an adventurous yet, challenging time while crossing these passes


We will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your hotel where we will brief you on your upcoming trek.  Feel free to explore the surrounding area today or catch up on your sleep before your early morning flight.

Trek Distance 6.2km / 3.8miles

Highest Altitude 2,850m / 9,350ft

Trek Duration 3 hours

The journey begins with a flight to Lukla. After reaching Lukla, we start the trek past Chaurikharka village to Phakding, where we halt for our first night in the Khumbu region. The crisp and comforting trek day also helps in acclimatization. In your spare time, you are free to explore places in and around Phakding.

Phakding is the starting point for most Everest treks, and it is full of shops, hotels, pools, and restaurants. Moreover, there are a few famous local monasteries here. Among them, you should not skip visiting Rimishung Monastery.

  • Overnight stay at Khumbu Travel Lodge (room with attached bathroom)
  • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

Trek Distance 7.4km / 4.6miles

Highest Altitude 3,440m / 11,285ft

Trek Duration 6 hours

A full day of trek starts from this day. We continue along the northern bank of the Dudh Koshi River, enjoying majestic views. The suspension bridges, embellished beautifully with prayer flags, add excitement to the hike.

After a few hours of the walk, we reach Monjo village, from where the Sagarmatha National Park begins. A challenging climb inside the dense Sagarmatha National Park forest will provide you with the first glimpses of Mt. Everest. Continuing forward through the woods and stone-paved path, you will finally reach Namche Bazaar. We will stay at Namche for the night.

  • Overnight stay at Sakura Guest House (room with attached bathroom)
  • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

We will spend one day acclimatizing at Namche Bazaar to adjust to the thinning air. However, we will not just be sitting idle today. You can wander through the alleys of Namche while adjusting to the altitude. There are several things that you can do on this day.

You can hike to Sagarmatha National Park and include a hike to Khumjung (3,790m). On the way to Khumjung, you can visit Hillary School and other old monasteries. People believe that Khumjung Monastery houses a yeti-scalp. You can also hike to Khunde. If you love Everest, you can get to Everest View Hotel to catch the stunning views of Everest. A must-not-miss place is the Syangboche Airport (3,780m), one of the highest airports in the world.

  • Overnight stay at Sakura Guest House (room with attached bathroom)
  • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

Trek Distance 6.8km / 4.2miles

Highest Altitude 3750m / 12,303ft

Trek Duration 6 hrs

Today’s trek will be short and comforting. After a good day acclimatizing, we hike to Thame, home to many famous Sherpa mountaineers- including Apa Sherpa. We walk past Thamo Gumba before reaching Thame.

The tranquil trek provides exceptional views of the Himalayas. As we walk past the ancient Sherpa villages, we get a chance to savor the beauty of the place. Thame is home to one of the oldest monasteries in the Everest region, known as Thame Dechen Chokhorling Monastery. We can explore Thame enjoying the panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains.

  • Overnight stay at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)


Tengboche village is home to Tengboche monastery, which boasts some of the most spectacular views of Everest and Lhotse! The route heads out across the Dudh Koshi River and through thick forests which gradually thin out as you cross the tree line.  As this is a Buddhist monastery there are stupas and mani (prayer) walls along the way.

There is an opportunity to attend prayers with the monks as well as take in the astounding views before retiring for the night in the village.

  • Max. Altitude: 3860m/12664ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 420m/1378ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours
  • Walking Distance: 9km/5.6mi


Trek Distance 8.2km / 5miles
Highest Altitude 4,500m / 14,764ft
Trek Duration 6 hrs

We head north to Lungden, passing through dry lands, rocky peaks, stone houses, and walls. The trail moves along the Bhote Koshi River. You might get to spot occasional yaks grazing on the meadows. The path to Lungden is gentle and comfortable. We move ahead through Marlung – a larger village in Thame Valley – to Lungden. We halt at Lungden a day before attempting the strenuous ascend to Renjo La Pass.

  • Overnight stay at the best possible lodge/hotel
  • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)


The trail is rugged and there are few trees on this windy trail between Tengboche and Dingboche villages.  With Ama Dablam towering above, the trail enters the Imja Valley where it descends to the Lobuche River before rising steeply up to Dingboche.

This lovely village has fields surrounded by stone walls to protect the high-altitude crops from grazing animals and the wind.  And quite a few lodges!

  • Max. Altitude: 4410m/14468ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 550m/1804ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours
  • Walking Distance: 11km/6.8mi


Trek Distance 9km / 5.6miles
Highest Altitude 5,446m / 17,867ft
Trek Duration 8 hrs

We climb a steep sandy ridge to reach the top of the Renjo La Pass (5,446m). The trail is moderately challenging as we cover a huge elevation. Once we reach the top, the view will compensate for the effort. You will get a fabulous view of peaks above 7000m – including Everest, Lhotse, Chalotse, and Taboche. Surrounded by the sparkling mountains and the fresh breeze of the mountain air, you will almost forget your climb. Walking for about 2 to 3 hours, you reach a small yet beautiful place, Gokyo Village, where we will spend our night.

  • Overnight stay at Thanka Inn
  • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)


Another acclimatization day to aid with the rise in altitude and once again we suggest you keep active!  What better way to spend the time than by hiking to a viewpoint at Nagarjune Hill (5,100m) – a round trip of around 4 to 5 hours.  The views are, naturally, worth the effort!  Periche Valley lies below and above lies Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Lobuche East and Lobuche West, among others

  • Max. Altitude: 4410m/14468ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 675m/2214ft
  • Elevation Loss: 675m/2214ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 2-3 hours
  • Walking Distance: 4Km/2.8mi


Trek Distance 1.5km / 0.9miles
Highest Altitude 5,400m / 17,814ft
Trek Duration 1 & ½ hrs

It is time to acclimatize for one more day. We explore the village of Gokyo as we acclimatize. Gokyo village is full of surprises and mysteries. We hike to Gokyo Ri (5,430m) to see excellent panoramic views of various mountains – including Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu. The scenery is unquestionably stunning. After lunch, we will take you to beautiful turquoise Gokyo lakes and glaciers. We are sure that you will remember the Gokyo region throughout your life.

  • Overnight stay at Thanka Inn
  • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)


It’s a long day for sure, but a memorable and adventurous one too.  The trail starts steeply to climb out of the valley to Dugla, located at the end of the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier then onto Chukpo Lari.  Here we find memorials to climbers who have died on Everest – placed here in memory with a panorama of beloved mountains on the Nepal-Tibet border.

Today we cross the challenging Kongma La Pass  (5, 545m) with views of many peaks such as Lobuche, Mehra, the south face of Nuptse, and many others which your guide will be happy to point out to you.  The high altitude crossing the pass is the reason we take acclimatization days beforehand.

  • Max. Altitude: 5535m/18159ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 805m/2641ft
  • Elevation Loss: 625m/2050ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 7-8 hours
  • Walking Distance: 11km/6.8mi

Trek Distance 3.7km / 2.3miles
Highest Altitude 4,790m / 15,584ft
Trek Duration 5 hrs

After a spectacular day walking around the Gokyo valley and witnessing the turquoise lakes surrounded by a blanket of snow-capped mountains, we move ahead to Thangnak. We walk past a few glaciers and through steep rock trails. Due to the land structure, vegetation is absent. The distinct difference in the landscape will probably surprise you. When you reach Thangnak, you will notice that Thangnak has only a few teahouses, but it serves as a perfect place to spend the night before facing the mighty Cho La Pass.

  • Overnight stay at Hotel Khumbi-la
  • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)


The trail from Lobuche rises slowly and over a period of 3 hours to Gorakshep.  After checking into the lodge at Gorakshep and having lunch, we set off to hike to Kala Patthar, otherwise known as the Everest viewpoint.

Although Everest Base Camp is a very popular destination – and one we will explore the following day – Kala Patthar gets you closer to Everest than you can ever be without actually climbing the great mountain!   Kala Patthar is a black rock (hence its name) with astounding views which are hard to comprehend until you are there.

After this spectacular adventure, return to Gorakshep for the night

  • Max. Altitude: 5364m/17598ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 424m/1394ft
  • Elevation Loss: 224m/735ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 8-9 hours
  • Walking Distance: 15km/9.3mi

Trek Distance 16km / 9.9miles
Highest Altitude 5420m / 17,783ft
Trek Duration 6-7 hrs

This day will prove to be one of the most intense days of the entire trek. We hike up a small valley where we witness the beauty of a rocky trail surrounded by spectacular mountains. After walking for a few hours, you get the view of Cho La Pass across a small moraine. Soon you will realize the intense steepness of the trail. The steep path is short, but the elevation makes it difficult to traverse. As you cross the Cho La Pass, you need to take proper care as this pass often gets snowy and icy. After walking for about an hour, you will reach Dzongla, where we will be staying for the night.

  • Overnight stay at Maison Sherpa Hotel
  • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)


On leaving Gorakshep in the early morning we hike along the Khumbu Glacier to Everest Base Camp. This iconic location is actually different from the one climbing expeditions use.  But we can see their colourful tents nearby –  but far enough away that trekkers do not disturb them in their arduous preparations.

Returning to Gorakshep for breakfast we then set out for Dzongla where we stay overnight.

  • Max. Altitude: 5550m/18208ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 368m/1266ft
  • Elevation Loss: 720m/3261ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 7-8 hours
  • Walking Distance: 14km/8.7mi

Trek Distance 8.3km / 5.2miles
Highest Altitude 4,910m / 16,175ft
Trek Duration 4 hrs

The journey from Dzongla to Lobuche offers you more stunning views. With no more glacier crossing and steep uphills, the path should be more pleasant. First, we follow the moraine and then hike down to Chola Lake, bidding farewell to Dongla.

We continue to follow the wave-like trails to Lobuche. As you move ahead, on one side, you can get glimpses of Everest Base Camp, and on the other side, you will see the Khumbu Glacier with the rubble of ice floating. The path gets appealing as we get close to the foothills of Mount Everest. You can also visit some famous bakeries at Lobuche. Lobuche also provides panoramic views of several snow peaks – including Mount Pumori (7,161m), Mount Lingtren (6,749m), and Mount Nuptse (7,861m). However, Everest hides behind Mount Lhotse.

  • Overnight stay at Mother Earth House Hotel
  • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)


Another early start as we head towards the Cho La Pass with its glacier and stunning views.  The trail starts off easy enough before a steady ascent.  But the views of Ama Dablam, among other mountains, rivers, and glaciers are simply at their best.  The terrain of loose rocks makes the going slow until you reach the start of the glacier.  Crampons are really required here (buy or rent in Thamel, Kathmandu before you start your trek).  In the distance that turquoise lake comes back into view.

Again the elevation increases as we climb up the pass.  At the top, under the fluttering prayer flags, take a bit of a rest and gather some great photos!

Coming down over the pass head for the village of Thagnak for lunch before crossing another glacier and onwards to Gokyo where we stay overnight.

  • Max. Altitude: 4665m/1530ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 165m/541ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 4-5 hours
  • Walking Distance: 9km/5.6mi

Trek Distance 15km / 9.32miles
Highest Altitude 5,364m / 17,598ft
Trek Duration 6-8 hours

This is the day you will ascend to Everest Base Camp. We will begin our walk to the Everest Base Camp from Lobuche early morning. You will pass through many glaciers, including the famous Khumbu Glacier. Beyond this glacier, you can see Khumbu Icefall (5,486m). Soon, you will be leaving Army Mountaineers Memorial behind and finally reach Gorak Shep. We leave our belongings at Gorak Shep and ascend to Everest Base Camp.

The final ascent to Everest Base Camp(5,364m) might be challenging due to the increasing altitude involving rocky dunes and moraine and accumulated glacial debris. As you find yourself surrounded by snow-capped mountains and Mount Everest standing right ahead, you might feel overwhelmed by its sparkling beauty. Reaching the Everest Base Camp is a dream come true for many. It is the closest you will get to Everest unless you want to climb it. After immersing ourselves fully in the beauty of the base camp, we walk back to Gorak Shep (5,185m), where we will be spending the night.

  • Overnight stay at Buddha Lodge
  • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)


We take another acclimatization day here at Gokyo – an opportunity to explore this village and the surrounding area.

Our journey is not complete without a hike to Kala Patthar(5,555m). Mount Everest hides behind Mount Lhotse, so climb to Kala Patthar to enjoy stunning views of Everest. We start early morning from Gorak Shep to reach Kala Patthar to view the sunrise on Everest and other high peaks. The views from Kala Patthar are other-worldly, providing a 360-degree view of the Himalayan giants. It is also the highest altitude of your trek.

After enjoying the views from Kala Patthar, we return to Gorak Shep and then further descend to Pheriche (4,250m). The trail to Pheriche should be enjoyable, with forest and meadows by the side.

  • Overnight stay at Himalayan Hotel
  • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)


  • Trek time: 7 to 8 hours
  •  Accommodation: Tea House

Heading off early we follow the peaks of Everest, Cholatse, Lhotse, and more down some stone steps and on through a narrow valley, passing Renjo Lake and walking alongside Dudh Pokhari (lake).

The trail over the Renjo La Pass takes in views of the third Gokyo Lake and Gokyo village along with Ngozumpa Glacier.  And of Mount Everest is there in all its glory!  The lakes of Relama Tsho and Renjo are seen on the way too as you make your way down to Marlung situated on the bank of the Bhote Koshi River.

Trek Distance 14.3km / 8.8miles
Highest Altitude 4,250m / 13,945ft
Trek Duration 6-7 hrs

Through the rhododendron forest, we hike from Pheriche to the hilltop village of Tengboche. The trail is relatively relaxed, with a steady downhill followed by a gentle uphill. We cross the beautiful bridge over Imja Khola on the way.

As you head into the juniper forests, you might spot high-altitude animals. With the views of vibrantly colored prayer flags and elegant stupas, the tip of Mount Everest, and the backside of Mount Lhotse, you will enjoy the whole experience on the way back to Namche.

  • Overnight stay at Sakura Guest House (room with attached bathroom)
  • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)


  • Trek time: 5 to 6 hours
  •  Accommodation: Tea House

Today the end of the trek is in sight, so enjoy the stunning views while you can.  Descend into Thame village and cross the Bhote Koshi River before heading on downwards and crossing a couple of bridges to reach Thame.  The village has its own gompa (monastery) situated on a hill above it.  The trail continues to descend until you reach Namche Bazaar.

Trek Distance 13.5km / 8.3miles
Highest Altitude 3,440m / 11,285ft
Trek Duration 6-7 hrs

Today will be your last day on the trail. First, we leave Namche for Phakding, through mostly downhill trails. You will be passing several small villages, narrow forests, and thrilling suspension bridges. You will pass a small village called Benkar before reaching Phakding. From Phakding, you will continue your trek to Toktok and then to Lukla, where you will be spending your last night in the trek region. You are free to enjoy the niceties Lukla offers.

  • Overnight stay at Comfort Inn (room with attached bathroom)
  • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

Flight Hours 40 Minutes

If everything goes according to the schedule today, we will be flying back to Kathmandu in the early morning after breakfast. The 40-minute flight back to Kathmandu will be a relaxing one. You might be overwhelmed with memories that you created during the trek. Your trek ends in Kathmandu. If you wish, we can arrange a Kathmandu city tour for you.

  • Included standard meal (Breakfast)

We will ensure you reach the airport on time for your onward flight.  If you are not leaving the country, do ask us about other adventures we can arrange for you

Departures & Availability

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

Price include

  • Pick up & drop off from airport to hotel and vice versa in a private vehicle.
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu). Tickets and airport taxes
  • Local transfers for your domestic flight x 2
  • 1 nights accommodation in a Kathmandu hotel (Norbulinka boutique hotel or similar)
  • Total 14 nights. Five nights at Lukla, Phakding, and Namche (3N), room with private attached bathroom, Nine nights standard room at Thame, Lungden, Gokyo (2N), Dzongla, Lobuche (2N), Gorak shep, Pheriche (twin sharing)
  • All standard meals (15 Breakfasts, 14 Lunches, and 14 Dinners) during the trek
  • Nepal Government licensed, experienced English Speaking Discovery World Trekking trek lead. For a group of 12 or more, we add an assistant guide. One porter for every two trekkers. Per trekker luggage weight limit is 9 kg.
  • Guide and porter costs, their meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, flight, and other necessary equipment costs
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fee
  • Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees.
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits every day
  • All government, local taxes, and official expenses
  • Rescue operations arrangement in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance)
  • Staff insurance and necessary ground transport for support staff
  • Souvenir – a company’s T-shirt & cap
  • Friendship World trek appreciation after the successful trek
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at the end of the trek

Price Excludes

  • International flight airfare
  • On-arrival Nepal entry visa fees at Tribhuwan International Airport
  • Excess luggage charges (per trekker luggage weight limit is 9kg)
  • All accommodations and meals in Kathmandu, before and after the journey
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure or early return from the trek.
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, hot (tea/coffee) and cold drinks, hot shower, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge, extra porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance, which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation in addition to medical treatment (compulsory)
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs caused by circumstances outside our control – including landslides, bad weather conditions, itinerary modification for safety, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc
  • All the costs and expenses not listed in “What is included in Everest High Passes Trek Package?” are counted as excludes

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Trip Information

Best time to go trekking in the Everest High Pass Trek

The motto reads, “Nepal for all seasons.” Trekking in Nepal is always a good idea because you can trek any time of year. Spring and autumn are, however, the best seasons for trekking in the Everest Region while also including the three passes! The weather has become more consistent and pleasant, making the travel more enjoyable. The weather is more stable and moderate in these months. Spring is from March, April and May, whereas autumn is from October to November.

If you trek during the monsoon season, it becomes tougher. The path becomes muddy and hazardous during the monsoon season due to heavy rainfall. You must take care when moving. Thus, if you are a newbie, it is better to avoid trekking during the Monsoon. If you’re a seasoned hiker, you’ll relish every challenge regardless of the season.

You can trek in the Everest region in the winter, but most trekkers will not choose to do so due to the intense cold. The greatest time to photograph the Himalayas is in the winter. The trail is usually crowded, however as you will be doing the most difficult trek in the region, you will not see as many fellow trekkers. Likewise, the Everest region is completely encased in snow during the winter. This will make walking and passing the paths tough.

Accommodation During the Everest High Pass Trek

We can also assist you in finding a high-end hotel and teahouse while staying within your budget. Luxury and premium hotels and lodges, as well as budget hotels and lodges, are available during the Everest trekking. The rooms offer amenities like as comfortable mattresses with cushions, electric blankets, hot and cold showers, free Wi-Fi, and more. The rooms are normally small yet comfortable, and they are usually shared by two people. A mattress, blanket, and pillow are among the items in the room. If you’re travelling alone, we can arrange for separate accommodations.

What to eat during trekking in the Everest High Pass ?

Your body will require enough carbohydrates and proteins because we’ll be trekking at high altitudes around the world’s tallest peak. The food we provide on this walk is simple and sanitary! We encourage people to eat local cuisine and delicacies since they are far more hygienic. It’s not preferable to have frozen foods that take days to get to the trails.

We handpick the best hotels, resorts, and restaurants, ensuring that the food is fresh, healthy, and delicious. We recommend Dal Bhat, a Nepalese cuisine that provides enough carbohydrates and protein for your body. You’ll get plenty of protein from the lentils, beans, and pulses soup. Syakpa, commonly known as Sherpa stew, is another favourite dish! Seasonal vegetables will also be served in the guest’s house, providing your body with essential nutrients.

You can sample other menu items including Momo (dumplings), locally grown Barley, Buckwheat, Millet, and Corn Roti (Bread), noodles, sandwiches, bakery products, tea, coffee, and more if you give them a chance. Buckwheat, millet, and barley are high-fiber grains that are also nutritionally dense. Noodles, spaghetti, macaroni, pizza, lasagna, various curry dishes, and fried rice are just a few examples of cuisines that may be prepared with minimal effort.

We propose liquids such as green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea, and garlic soup (which is a must) as well as fresh vegetable products at high heights. Even though non-vegetarian options, we will not recommend them because the meat in such facilities may not be as sanitary.

How difficult is it to cross the Everest High Passes?

This is one of the most difficult treks in the Khumbu region. You will cross three high passes of the region. The trail will include numerous ascends and descends through steep rugged paths. You will trek on glacier moraines and glacial paths. Therefore, good health and strong stamina are needed to go on the trekking journey.

The essentials to a successful trek, though, are average physical health and self-confidence. It’s a good idea to start exercising and running a few weeks before the trip to improve your strength and ability for this adventure. Your prior trekking experience can be beneficial.

If you have a history of medical concerns, you must contact your doctor before embarking on this expedition. Before scheduling this trek, anyone with pre-existing medical issues such as heart, lungs, or any other major ailment should inform your tour operators.

How fit do you have to be for trekking for crossing the Everest High Pass?

Walking for three weeks is physically demanding. This challenging three passes trek will need you to walk for approximately 6 hours per day on average. There is no other choice; you can’t give up in the middle since there are no other options. You have to be emotionally and physically prepared to perform this Everest area three high pass trek.

You’ll need to prepare your body so that you don’t become fatigued easily. You should prepare for this trek by doing smaller climbs or treks to get to know yourself better.

For this trek, it’s also crucial to be mentally strong. You’ll be travelling in an area where there are no facilities. Here, good meals and warm clothing are considered luxuries. To be able to adjust to the rural lifestyle, you will need to prepare and motivate yourself. Prepare for the worst-case scenario, but don’t overthink it. The difficulties of the trek in the Everest region will increase if one is not mentally prepared.

Trekking is delightful if you enjoy the journey without feeling rushed. If you love nature, she will love you back. So take in the scenery, enjoy your ride, and keep yourself motivated.

What should you do to prepare yourself for the high pass Trek?

We urge that you practice and prepare carefully for the trek before packing your bags and heading to the Himalayas. We recommend that you participate in cardio-related activities and take brief walks around your city.

Every day on this journey, you will gain approximately 300 to 700 meters in height. You’ll be walking from Lukla, at 2,840 meters, to Kala Patthar, at 5,643 meters. As a result, the risk of high altitude sickness is great on this trek. Make sure your body and mind can cope with the elevation change. If you’ve never hiked before, start with a less challenging lower-altitude journey before taking on this challenge.

Is Everest High Pass trek the right choice for you?

Keep in mind that the trekking itinerary is not a five-star vacation. This trek will take you over three high passes totaling over 5,000m. You’ll also reach a maximum elevation point of 5,643m. As a result, this trek necessitates both physical and mental fitness. As a result, this trek is best suited to experienced trekkers with prior Himalayan trekking expertise. If this is your first experience trekking in the Himalayas, we recommend starting with less difficult treks in the Everest or Annapurna regions.

The trek to the three passes is a 18 days trek that takes you into the Himalayas for 17 days. This expedition will require you to walk five to six hours every day on average. If you believe you have the stamina to take on this task, we’re convinced you’ll be able to do it.

Are there any alternative routes to the High Pass Trek?

There are various routes to choose from, but it is better to select one that gradually increases in elevation. Some clockwise routes from Namche to Thame take only five or six days to reach the first high pass. Unlike the counter-clockwise path, it takes at least 8-9 days to reach the Kongma La pass, the first high pass.

One of the biggest reasons affecting three passes Trek Difficulty is not choosing the right itinerary. It is assumed that these passes are above 5,000 meters in altitude. As a result, trekkers can use the alternate route from Namche, as indicated. The EBC trek leads to Dingboche. From there, you’ll follow the path to Kongma-la, the first pass. This is an excellent approach for avoiding altitude sickness and acclimatization.

How long is the duration of the Everest High Pass Trek?

You will have to walk for 6 hours on average every day for nearly three weeks, if not longer. Landslide-affected places, steep trails, and frightening terrains make up the itinerary. Climbs are challenging, and glaciers add to the difficulties of the trek. It’s dangerous to cross the glaciers. You’ll have to step on the ice, and the warm weather may cause the ice to break if you do it later in the day.

The most difficult aspect of the trek is the numerous uphill, which are quite arduous in comparison to other uphill treks. You may also have to climb boulders and landslide-prone regions. The trekking route passes across a few glaciers, which are difficult to cross due to their slippery nature. You will be forced to walk on diminishing ice. There is a possibility of cracking the ice if you traverse this glacier after 10 a.m.

One thing to keep in mind is that during the three passes trek, you will have to cross the glacier before reaching or crossing the Cho La Pass. This glacier takes around 40 minutes to cross and will be terrifying and tough since you will be walking across melting ice that is becoming thinner and thinner. To avert this, you must cross this glacier before 10 a.m. because the ice tends to melt as the sun rises.

Do you need any guide to do the High Pass Trek?

Hiring an experienced guide is the best way to ensure your safety on the trek region. At Friendship World Trek, we always encourage choosing qualified, licensed guides, and this list is no exception! A trained guide will be familiar with both the path and local weather patterns, as well as how to respond to them. In the event of an emergency, a skilled guide should also be conversant with first aid and the best procedures. We hope that this blog has given you some useful information that you can implement during your trekking in the Everest region.

A good guide can mean the difference between crossing the three passes and not crossing the three passes. And we can tell you that your trip to the Everest Region will be both comfortable and fun thanks to our experts at Friendship World Trek!

We, at Friendship World Trek, have a lot of experience leading treks in Nepal’s Himalayas. Our Everest Region Trek packages will take you on the most exciting experience of your life.

What is the weather condition in the Everest High Pass Trek?

Remember that the weather in the Himalayas, particularly in the upper stages of the trek, is typically unpredictable. In the upper elevations of the trek, you may be subjected to intense cold, rain, and, in the worst-case scenario, snow. Make sure you’re prepared to deal with unexpected events. Furthermore, even if you’re trekking during the summer, we recommend bringing extra clothing and weather protection to deal with such conditions.

During the peak season, the weather is mostly fine and very consistent. Even yet, the temperature lowers suddenly and unexpectedly at night. And temperatures below freezing can be extremely uncomfortable, so bring plenty of layers and warm inners gear when trekking in this area.

The weather can also cause a delay in the commencement of the trek. Taking a flight to Lukla is the only way to go to the Everest region in a short amount of time. Thus, the early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is frequently cancelled owing to inclement weather. The weather must be favourable for a plane to safely land at the Lukla airport. Hence, this airport is regarded as one of the most dangerous in the world. So, if you’re trekking in the Everest region, you should plan on taking a few extra days to cover your trek and make it go as smoothly as possible.

There’s also a good chance that an avalanche will occur, so you should be especially cautious. Thus, you must be careful while trekking in the Everest Region.

Are there any ATM services in the Everest Region?

The three passes journey does not include an ATM because it takes you to a secluded location. Namche has the last ATM service in the Everest Region. After Namche, there are no ATM terminals. Since the trek begins in Namche, make sure you bring adequate cash for the journey.

What is the basic stuff I should not forget during trekking in the Everest Region?

  • Trekking Boots
  • Sandals/Crocs
  • Few pairs of undergarments
  • High quality down jacket and pant
  • Thermal wears
  • T-shirts and trousers
  • Trekking pole
  • A pair of gloves
  • Woolen hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water purification tablets
  • Energy bars

What should I do to prevent AMS?

Our 18 days of Everest trekking to the Three High Pass gives your body enough time to adjust to the altitude. Doing everything slowly, walking at a moderate steady speed like a snail, and drinking plenty of liquids is the best way to avoid any difficulties.

The most common symptom of altitude sickness is a minor headache, but other symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) include exhaustion, dizziness and loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, difficulty walking, and rattling breath. Medications should be carried out if necessary!

Are any permits needed for the Everest Region Trek?

A TIMS (USD 10) permit and a Sagarmatha National Park permit (USD 30) are required, as they are for other Everest region treks. At Friendship World Trek, we will arrange all these permits for you. TIMS permit is taken in Kathmandu and your Sagarmatha National Park permits in Monjo (a village checkpoint you’ll pass through on the first day of your trip) if you’re organizing your trek yourself.

Why should you choose Friendship World Trek?

  • We understand our client’s expectations and have never failed to surpass them. On our Trip Advisor and Review pages, you can see what our prior customers have to say about us.
  • We only hire local trekking guides and porters in the Himalayan regions of Everest and other locations.
  • At Friendship World Trek, we put the safety and security of our customers first. We place a high value on customers’ happiness. Hence, we go to great lengths to ensure that our guests enjoy a memorable time in Nepal’s Himalayas.
  • Our Professional Local Trekking Guides are well-educated and multilingual, including English, which is widely spoken. The guides are government-licensed and highly trained, while the porters are physically fit owing to the high altitude. We take trekking in the Everest Region seriously while still making it entertaining!
  • We have guaranteed departure dates and we never cancel on you!

Everest High Passes Trek Route Map

Everest High Pass Trek


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