Everest High Pass Trek

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Outline Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu

Day 2 : Fly to Lukla and trek until Phakding (2610m)

Day 3 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 6 hrs

Day 4 : Rest day in Namche for acclimatization

Day 5 : Trek to Dole (4190m) 5 hrs

Day 6 : Trek to Machhermo (4470m) 5 hrs

Day 7 : Trek to Gokyo (4790m) 4 hrs

Day 8 : Trek to Gokyo Ri (5300m) 5 hrs

Day 9 : Cross Cho-La Pass

Day 10 : Trek to Lunde (4300m) 6 hrs

Day 11 : Trek to Thame (3800m) 5 hrs

Day 12 : Trek to Namche 4 hrs

Day 13 : Trek to Lukla 7 hrs

Day 14 : Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 15 : Departure to TIA, “Farewell"

Day 1 : Arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu

Great Nepal Representative welcomes you at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA)  and you will be transfer to the Hotel. Great Nepal Representative will explain briefly about the travel itinerary upon Airport arrival. Overnight stay at hotel


Day 2 : Fly to Lukla and trek until Phakding (2610m)

On the second morning, you will board a flight to the Lukla Airport, also commonly known as Tenzing-Hillary Airport. It is a wonderful mountain flight and the flight itself can be no less than an adventure as the airport is enlisted as the most dangerous airport in the world, given the location, altitude and topography. In less than 30 minutes, you will reach Lukla while enjoying the breathtaking views of the mountains during the flight. After landing at Lukla, you will take light breakfast and embark on the trek. In around 3 hours, you will reach Phakding village where you will be staying overnight at a guesthouse.


Day 3 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 6 hrs

On the third morning, our trek and will follow the trail along the Dudh Kosi River while ascending through Himalayan Pine and Deodar Cedar forests to the ultimate destination, that of popular village of Namche Bazaar. The village of Namche has remained a historic trading point for Nepalese and Tibetan traders who exchange salt, dried meat and other consumable and textile items. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Namche.


Day 4 : Rest day in Namche for acclimatization

The fourth day of the trek will be spent in Namche itself for acclimatization purpose. As the altitude will now increase significantly, a day for acclimatization is paramount and strictly advisable for prospective trekkers. One can spend the day in Lukla visiting the local Bazaar of Namche or visiting the nearby Sherpa villages. If you are not much tired and are ready for a few hours of trek, then you can go to Everest Hotel for great panoramic views of Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse and others. Located at an altitude of 3900m, Everest Hotel is the hotel that is situated at the highest altitude in the world. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.


Day 5 : Trek to Dole (4190m) 5 hrs

The trail is easy in the begging as you cross valleys along the rhododendron, juniper and large coniferous forests. During spring the forests are great to see as that is the time when rhododendrons bloom and the fragnance lingers on your nose for many days. You also see Sherpas bringing their herds of Yaks for grazing on the green pastures. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.


Day 6 : Trek to Machhermo (4470m) 5 hrs

The trail now becomes gradually difficult as the trekkers will have to negotiate thick forests, the increasing altitude and the lack of settlement areas. The trails continue to climb up along the side of the valley until it reaches Machhermo. It is also believed that the region of Machhermo is the home of Yeti, mythical snow man. It is believed that Yeti lives on snow and somewhere around the region of Everest. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.


Day 7 : Trek to Gokyo (4790m) 4 hrs

On the seventh day, you will be climbing just around 300 meters and reach Gokyo Valley. You come across several glacier lakes on our way before reaching the amazing Gokyo Valley. Gokyo is a sparsely populated settlement area in the Khumbu region, predominantly inhabited by the Sherpas. Gokyo mountain peak and Gokyo Lake are other attractions of Gokyo region. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.


Day 8 : Trek to Gokyo Ri (5300m) 5 hrs

On the 8th day, you can start your trek early in the morning so that you reach Gokyo Ri or the Gokyo Peak, enjoy the beauty from the peak and then return to Gokyo. Gokyo Ri is a beautiful mountain with an altitude of around 5300 meters and the view from the peak is nothing less than incredible. Views of Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse and Makalu are also possible from Gokyo peak. After observing the natutal beauty from Gokyo Ri, you can head to Gokyo and stay overnight at a guesthouse.


Day 9 : Cross Cho-La Pass

After a fascinating day in Gokyo, you come cross the much anticipated Cho-La Pass the next day. It is very important to cross the pass by 9-10 AM in the morning else the weather conditions will likely deteriorate hampering our journey. The trail can also be difficult due to snow and slippery way. Strong winds and the high altitude could also pose problems for the trekkers. However, once you reach the Chola Pass and cross it, you will probably forget all the difficulties that you endured during the trek as you will be dazzled by the view from the top. You will be at Dzongl overnight stay at a guesthouse.


Day 10 : Trek to Lunde (4300m) 6 hrs

The next day, you will attempt to cross one more pass, this time the Renjo-La Pass. This day too you start your trek early in the morning after having some breakfast. Like the Cho-La Pass, Renjo-La Pass, too, is beautiful and offers some great views of the mountains. You reach the pass in the afternoon and after spending some time there, you will be crossing the Renjo-Las Pass. Your destination for the day is Lunde you make your descent from Renjo-La Pass. Lunde is a beautiful small village in Khumbu. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.


Day 11 : Trek to Thame (3800m) 5 hrs

After taking breakfast in the morning, you resume your trek down to Thame with further mild trekking down the slope. You might as well meet Tibetan traders on your way. Thame is also known for the Buddhist monastery it has, also called as Thame Gompa. Many Sherpas from the Khumbu region visit this monastery for religious purpose. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.


Day 12 : Trek to Namche 4 hrs

Journery back to Namche is quite easy and comfortable as it traverses through several Sherpa settlement areas and villages. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Namche Bazzar.


Day 13 : Trek to Lukla 7 hrs

The trek continues further downhill as you reach Lukla after almost seven hours of trek. You will be staying in Lukla for the rest of the day and prepare yourself to board a flight back to Kathmandu the next day.


Day 14 : Fly back to Kathmandu

On the penultimate day of the tour package, you will board a flight back to Kathmandu while enjoining the 30-minutes of exhilarating mountain flight. The rest of the time in Kathmandu, you will be shopping and buying souvenirs to your loved ones. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.


Day 15 : Departure to TIA, “Farewell"

On the 15th day of the tour package, you will return to your country via the international Airport in Kathmandu.
 


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Trip Facts

  Trip Code : GN/ER-260
  Duration : 15
  Entry/Exit : Kathmandu
  Destinations : Renjo-la & Cho-La Trek
  Max. Elevation : 5548
  Transport : Fly In/ Out
  Best seasons : Spring/Autumn

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