Everest high pass trek is one of the most famous trek destination of Nepal where we experience astounding mountain views, get glimpses of the life of the world famous climbers (the Sherpas), enter Sagarmatha National Park, a world heritage site, and tour high altitude Buddhist monasteries before accomplishing our ultimate goal-reaching the base camp of the world's tallest mountain, Everest 8848 m above sea level.
Detailed travel Itinerary
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, I receive you with private vehicle and transfer to home stay in Kathmandu located near by Thamel. Then I will give you an information about further programs. As upon your request, we go to short walk around old city area.
All aspects of gear and conditions are discussed to make sure you're fully prepared for the trip. After lunch we explore this medieval capital city Kathmandu. Being a professional and licensed holder guide, I will take you for full day sightseeing such as Boudhanath stupa, also known as little Tibet. Then we visit Pasupatinath, holy temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, Hindu where cremation takes place by the holy river Bagmati. Later we visit Swayambhunath stupa known as monkey temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square the city of glory where you can explore living goddess. Rest of the time, you can prepare your trekking gears. And transfer to home stay.
Very early morning, I will come to pick you in your hotel, we drive together to domestic terminal hall. Check the flight and fly together to Lukla 2886m. The flight is adventures and can be flying between the big rocks and mountains; It’s a bit adventure but offers scenic mountain views. After landing, I will take you to the nice hotel, where you can have nice breakfast and meet up with your Sherpa porters for your luggage transfer to the Himalaya. After fixing everything, we move further to Bengkar village (2740 m.) where we can stay for overnights. During the day excursion, we pass several villages such as Kusum, Ghat, Phakding, Tok tok and on the right side, you will have amazing close up view of Kusum Kanguru and Thamserku. Leaving your all stuffs into your room, you might either hike about 60 meter up to Pine forest hill or walk further to Monju and descend to stay overnight which could be a great options to be acclimatize.
Having breakfast, we commence our trek along the right bank of Dudh Koshi River. Thamserku is standing majestically skyward on the opposite bank. The trail now climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the tiny village Monjo. We then come to Sagarmatha National Park entrance office. No worry to organize, I will check the entrance and paying all, we follow a short walk along the riverbed of this shaped valley where Dudh Koshi from the right valley and Bhote koshi from the left valley can be meet each other. We cross Hillary Bridge which is famous in this region, immediately we begin steep ascent to Namche Bazar (3440 M). On the way, we would have excellent first views of Mt.Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m.) and world’s most beautiful mountain Amadablam. Surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, Namche Bazar (3440m) is a central hub of the area for food, trekking gears and other necessary goods. Don't miss to explore Friday evening - Saturday markets of Namche bazar.
We take rest at Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) for acclimatization. It is considered as an ideal place for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading towards Tengboche Monastery. We go up to Khhumjung monastery. It is a small settlement of Sherpa community. We enjoy the splendid view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde and so on from here. While returning to Namche, we would visit Museum located at above on the hill station which exhibits Sherpa lifestyles..
Today, we will trek about 5 to 5:30 hours to Thame, Thame is at the end of Khumbu Valley and iconic value of Thame is its terrain the people which are untouched by the effects of modern civilization. During the trekking we pass a large array of prayer flags, Chorten and the carved mani stones..
Today, we will walk about 5:30 hrs to Lungden, mostly up hill,, the trails pass by many old, walled Sherpa villages. During the walking you can observe varieties of plants and animals with unique Sherpa culture. We can probable also share the trail with Tibetan Yak Canavans, trading route to and from Namche to Tibet with the villagers. We will stay in available guesthouse at Lungden.
The trail crossing Renjo La pass (5415m) often follow steeply ups and down with sandy ridge. We will crosses frozen stream, and walking through dramatic rock, we will past several yak kharkas and twin Renjo Lakes, the view from the top is incredible, you can have studding view of 7000 to 8000 meters peaks all around including Kalapathar, Tengboche Monastery, chola glaciers and many more. Overnight stay at Gokyo village.
The excursion to the Gokyo peak usually starts early in the morning. The climb is quite steep first 30 minutes, it takes an hour to reach the top with its traditional prayer flags. From where you will have a magnificent view of highest peaks, from the west to east are Cho you (8,153m), Gyachung Kang (7,922m), Everest ( 8848m), Lhotse (8,501m) and further way Makalu, On the way to descent you can enjoy, superb view of Gokyo Lake.
The trail goes down from Gokyo valley passing the second lake, about half trail between the first and second lakes we take the east moraine to Chola Pass (Chhugyuma) at 5,368m passing the village called Dragnak and hiking the steep up. The Chola Pass is not difficult but it is steep up and involves a glacier on the eastern side. As we arrive the at top we meet small frozen lake and trek goes gently down for short time and steep down crossing rocky stones to Dzonglha for overnight stay. I am flexible so if you are a bit tired and wnats to stay earlier, no problem. We can talk together and manage it.
We keep on trek along the moraine of the glacier; with the views of kala Patthar (5,545m) and Mt. Pumori (7,165m) we walk today high above the Cholatse Glacier Lake and rocky mountain a trail which is beautiful to walk. Mount Cholatse and Taboche are just standing in fort of you which is normal but important day, takes about 4: 30 hours maximum to reach Lobuche Village. After reaching her, leave your all stuffs here into your warm room and I will take you to the Italian pyramid, 45 minutes further for just hiking to acclimatize your body.
The trail from Lobuche follows the grassy ablation valley with great views of Pumori then crosses tributary glaciers to reach the dry lake bed of Gorakshep. After having a lunch in Gorakshep, we then climb the 5545m Kala Patthar for incredible views of Everest and Everest base camp and back to Gorakchep.
Early morning we walk to Everest Base Camp, visit base camp area and descend down to Lobuche..
After a great walk completing high scenic two passes, the path leads for another absolute wilderness away from the main trekking area, the trek follows the upper moraine and the towards the Khumbu glacier, on the zig-zag path walking carefully in case of fallen rocks slide, then climbing steeply towards the other side of the glacier near by the Nuptse Wall, walking slowly for the overnight Camp near by the Mehara Peak (Khongmatse) and Pokalde peak by the base of Kogma-la at 5,200m.
As soon as we cross Kongma-la 5,535m the leads towards the top of the pass of Kongma-la at 5,535 the highest pass of this trip, the walk leads higher up and then descending towards the glacial pond and the walk leads on the rocks and moraine path most of the way till Bibre after a hard day from here a leisure trek of few hours towards Dingboche with awesome views of the surrounding high snow capped peaks, on reaching Dingboche for lunch and for the overnight stop.
After a wonderful time here we follow the trek west side of the Imjatse Khola River valley offering excellent views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Nuptse-Lhotse wall, the paths are nice and wide, after few hours of good walk reaching at Pangboche village. From Pangboche trek heads downhill towards Imjatse River, after crossing the bridge a gradual walk brings you back to green vegetation and tree-lines, a short half hour climb reaches to Thyangboche for the overnight stop, a wonderful spot with views and Monastery.
Journey back to Namche and towards Monjo, the trail at Sanasa a junction where the path from Khumjung, Gokyo and to Namche joins, from here route follows on the main busy path, as the walk winds all the way to Namche Bazaar on reaching Namche Bazaar retrace the journey back Monjo for the overnight camp at Monjo, located just near the Sagarmatha National Park entrance and exit gate.
We walk downhill to Dudhkoshi River in the beginning then the path goes along the river almost for the whole trek today. We cross several wooden bridges over the small streams that finally go to Dudh Koshi. We cross Dudh Koshi River in every now and then through the suspension bridge. On the way we meet several mani walls, prayer wheels, prayer flags and stupas since we are trekking in the Buddhist area. We cross Phakding a beautiful village. From here we can see the spectacular view of Kongde Ri. The path goes flat and down after Phakting. From the place called Thado Koshigaon we can have the beautiful view of the peak called Kusum Khangkaru (6367m). Now, from Chauri Kharka the path goes uphill to Lukla. Since Lukla is a small city in the mountain region there is facility of bank too. A small hydro power station supplies electricity for the whole city here. Telephone, mobile and internet services are available here. Also bakery and café are here to enjoy western meals.
We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at TIA. We drive together until your hotel. As soon as you are in the hotel in Thamel, the rest of teh day, you might go for shopping or visiting to Garden of Dreams to have relax on yourself.
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