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Everest High Pass Trek

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Duration: 15 Days

Group size: 2-16

Seasons: Spring/Autumn

Starting Point: Kathmandu

End Point: Kathmandu

Departure : Upon request

Mode of Travel : Fly in/Out

Max. Altitude : 5548M


Everest High Pass Trek (Renjo-La & Cho-La Trek)

Besides the presence of the world’s tallest peak, the Mount Everest, Everest region also has two great passes which are quite popular among the trekkers. Everest High Pass Trek is quite exciting and adventurous as the trail takes us to two important passes of the Everest Region—Renjo-La and Cho-La Pass. Everest High Pass Trek takes us through the less travelled terrain in the Everest region. As much as the Everest Base Camp Trek, Everest High Pass Trek is also equally popular among the tourists as they seek the opportunity to go through one of the famous passes in Nepal and of course the Khumbu or the Everest region. 

High Pass Trek to Renjo-La and Cho-La Pass is a relatively short trek as compared to other treks like the Everest Base Camp Trek or the Gokyo Lake Trek. The itinerary has been designed especially for those who do not have enough time for a longer trek and who want to explore as much of the Khumbu region in as less days as possible. Everest High Pass Trek certainly provides them with such opportunity.
Everest High Pass Trek has got two possible routes. One is via Renjo-La Pass and the other route is through the Gokyo Peak. The good aspect of going through Gokyo Valley is that it provides a wonderful chance to savor the natural beauty of the mountains. The magnificent views of Mount Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and Lhotse—all above 8000 meters of altitude—are possible from Gokyo. 

Itinerary outline

Day 01: Arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu (welcome dinner)

Day 02: Fly to Lukla and trek until Phakding (2610m) 

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 6 hrs 

Day 04: Rest day in Namche for acclimatization 

Day 05: Trek to Dole (4190m) 5 hrs 

Day 06: Trek to Machhermo (4470m) 5 hrs 

Day 07: Trek to Gokyo (4790m) 4 hrs 

Day 08: Trek to Gokyo Ri (5300m) 5 hrs

Day 09: Cross Cho-La Pass

Day 10: Trek to Lunde (4300m) 5 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"

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Day 01: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 02: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 03: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 04: 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 05: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 06: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 07: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 08: 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 09: 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.

Cost Include/Exclude

Costing includes:

  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from Airport both Domestic and International with  ( A/C or non A/C Vehicles) as per itinerary. 
  • Assistance at the International airport by Great Nepal representative while arriving and departing.
  • 2 Nights accommodations hotels in Kathmandu on B/B plan basis with twin sharing.
  • Local English-speaking Tour Guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu (if any).
  • Necessary staffs including experienced guides and porters during the trekking.
  • All trekking and camping equipments like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents, guest tents, etc.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) along with available accommodation at Hotel/ Lodge/ Guest Houses or tents for members and  staffs during trek and climbing in twin sharing basis.
  • Per person 20kg baggage allowance during trekking-up carrying by porter or Yak and 20kg baggage allowance while returning from Base Camp after climbing the Mountain.
  • Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee)and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Nepalese Government Royalty;
  • One Experienced, Trained, Government Licensed, Guide (Sherpa) per client.
  • All wages, equipments, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs in trekking and expedition.
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication also available for members
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and all trekking crew at base camp and above as required.
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during trekking period.
  • Emergency Oxygen mask and regulator provided on requirement of guest with appropriate charge
  • We provide Sherpa tents, food for climbing, and insurance
  • High altitude food for member and sherpa including drinks and cooking crew
  • Free assistance service for Cargo clearance and Duties.
  • Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Complete per-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services (if necessary)
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu before departure

Cost Excludes:

  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner)
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars or any other food consumed beyond the prescribed breakfast, lunch and dinner, etc.
  • Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkies-talkies or satellite phone And Internet expenses
  • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Camera/Video Fees or Trekking Gears
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government  regulations, etc that is beyond our control.
  • Transportation is not on disposal basis. It is strictly as per the itinerary. Any extra distance traveled will be charged extra.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Wallie-talkies & Filming permit (if special camera).
  • Personal climbing gears;
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Any other item not included in cost includes section
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary

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Health and Experience Requirements

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 we might even need to walk 8 to 9 hours. Walking in higher altitude is physically demanding than walking in the lower altitudes; however, if we are in excellent health with average physical fitness, positive attitude, self confidence and strong determination, we can accomplish the trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior of the trip is good idea to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. It is vital that we consult with our doctor before we decide and set up for the Everest Base camp trek. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease should inform GNTT before booking the trek.

Additional Information

Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please e-mail us or If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at: 00977-01-4252525

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Everest High Pass Trek

Facts of the Trip

Duration: 15 Days

Group size: 2-16

Seasons: Spring/Autumn

Starting Point: Kathmandu

End Point: Kathmandu

Departure : Upon request

Mode of Travel : Fly in/Out

Max. Altitude : 5548M

Trip Highlights

  • Stunning views of Mount Everest
  • Sherpa Culture
  • Kala Patthar
  • Gokyo Ri
  • Thyangboche Monastery
  • Climbing and Camping
  • Scenic Mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Sightseeing Kathmandu