Everest High Pass Trek - 20 Days

  • Trip duration 20 Days
  • Trip GradeModerate to Streneous
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  • Trip cost US$ 1799 Group Discount
    No of people Price P.P
    2-5 Person 1719
    6-9 Person 1699
    +10 1599

Trip Information 

Everest High Pass trek is an advanced trek for those who have acclimatised the higher altitude as the route passes through the high altitude over 5,500 metres or 18,045 feet.

The route passes through three high mountain passes; Kongma La (5,535 metres or 18,159 feet), Cho La (5,420 metres or 17,782feet)  and Renjo La (5,340 metres or 17,520 feet). The summit of the high pass offers the magnificent views of Mount Everest (8,848 metres or 29,029 feet), Mount Lhotse (8,516 metres or 27,940 feet), Mount Cho Oyu (8,152 metres or 26,745 feet), Mount Ama Dablam (6,812 metres or 22,349 feet), Mount Makalu (8,463 metres or 27,766 feet), Mount Nuptse, Thamserku, Kantega Peak, Island Peak (6,189 metres or 20,305 feet), Lobuche Peak, Khumbutse Peak, Mount Pumori, Cholatse, Taboche, and Peak 38 among other mountains.

The versatility of this 20-day long circuit trek is that it connects the Everest Base Camp (5,364 metres or 17, 598 feet) with Kalapatthar (5,545 metres or 18,192 feet), Gokyo Lakes (4,700 metres or 15,400 feet) and Gokyo Ri (5,357 metres or 17,575 feet), the important points which offer the magnificent view of Himalayas.

The route of the Everest High Pass runs through diverse landscapes around Mount Everest exploring the oldest monasteries in Tyangboche and culturally important Sherpa villages such as Thame, Marlung and settlements in Nangpa La Valley which are among the major attractions in the Khumbu Region.

The Everest High Pass trek includes the visit to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites which includes Monkey temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and Kathmandu Durbar Square in Kathmandu and Sagarmatha National Park in the mountain region.

The vegetation found at the higher altitude in the region includes fir, juniper, birch and rhododendron, scrub and alpine plant communities while pine and hemlock forests are common at the lower altitude. The region is home for variants are home to various mammals such as red panda, snow leopard, musk deer, Himalayan tahr, marten, Himalayan mouse hare (pika) and over 118 species of bird including the Impeyan pheasant, snow cock, blood pheasant, red-billed cough and others.

Hotel / Accommodations

Three-night accommodation in a star hotel in Kathmandu and 15-night stay in the standard teahouse lodge in mountains during the trek. You may have to share a bed with a companion during the mountainous trip. But if you need, $ 250 can fetch you single supplement for the whole trip in the mountains.


You will be served with breakfast during your stay in Kathmandu. All other meals will be provided to you by Mount Fishtail Adventure Pvt Ltd which includes welcome dinner. We provide you with breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the journey. When you are on the mountain, you will be served with local food stuff such as Dal Bhat (gram soup and rice), noodles, Tibetan bread made of buckwheat, spaghettis, soup, salad, hot drinks.

Best time to travel

The best time to set out on Everest High Pass trek is either in Spring season (March to May) or in Autumn (September to November). It offers magnificent views in these two seasons.

The journey is also possible in other seasons despite having extremely cold weather, climate, and temperature which may not suit, and we do not guarantee the panoramic views.

Points to consider

The mountain flight to and from Kathmandu-Lukla may delay depending on the weather conditions. It is very likely to delay the flights from one to two hours to next day. In case if you miss the scheduled flight due to the weather conditions, you will have to wait or you may pay $600 for emergency helicopter lift.

So, it would be better if you keep a few days more in reserve to cope with such condition.

Depending on the time and situation concerning your safety and security your team leader may change the itinerary item.

We are liable to rescue you by lifting you on the helicopter. We charge you extra $600 per person for such emergency lift. Mount Fishtail Adventure provides you the bill that covers the rescue expenses. Later you may present the bill to claim the amount at your insurance company.

Trip Highlights

  • Mount Everest the highest peak in the world
  • Everest Base Camp (5364 meters)
  • Three highest passes in the Everest region Kongma La, Cho La and Renjo La
  • Scenic mountain flight to and from Kathmandu-Lukla
  • Rare Gurung and Sherpa cultures
  • Visit to Namche Bazar the highest town in Nepal
  • Oldest Buddhist monasteries in Tyangboche
  • Panoramic views of Gokyo Lakes, Gokyo Ri, fifth lakes and Thame village
  • Hiking on Khumbu Glacier
  • Visit to Kalapatthar (5545 meters) the highest point being
  • Living with the native Sherpa family

Outline itinerary

Day 01:Arrival to Kathmandu (1,345 metres or 4,413 feet)

Day 02:Kathmandu sight-seeing

Day 03:Flight to Lukla (2,840 metres or 8,137 feet) 3.5 hours trekking to Phakding

Day 04:6 hours trekking from Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,440 metres or 11,286 feet)

Day 05:Acclimation in Namche Bazar

Day 06:5-6 hours from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3,820 metres or 12,533 feet)

Day 07:Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,410 metres or 14,469 feet) 5-6 hours

Day 08:Acclimation at Dingboche

Day 09:Trek to Chhukung Ri, back to Chhukung 3.5 hours

Day 10:Cross to Kongma La pass (5535 metres or 18,159 feet) trek to Lobuche (4,910 metres or 16,109 feet), 6 - 7 hours

Day 11:Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep to EBC and back to Gorakshep (5,120 metres or 16,798 feet)

Day 12:Gorakshep - Kalapathhar - Gorakshep and trek to Lobuche (4,910 metres or 16,109 feet)

Day 13:Trek from Lobuche to Dzongla (4,830 metres or 15,847 feet)

Day 14:Cross Cho La Pass and trek to Gokyo (4,700 metres or 15,420 feet)

Day 15:Rest and excursion in and around Gokyo Valley

Day 16:Cross Renjo La Pass and trek to Marlung (4,700 metres or 15,420 feet)

Day 17:Trek from Marlung to Namche Bazar via Thame (3,840 metres or 12,598 feet)

Day 18:Trek from Namche Bazar to to Lukla (2,840 metres or 9,318 feet)

Day 19:Flight to Kathmandu

Day 20:Departure

Cost Includes

    • All Airport – Hotel – Airport transfer
    • 3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast
    • Guided full day Kathmandu Sightseeing by private vehicle
    • Full Board Meals Breakfast Lunch and Dinner during the trekking
    • Welcome and Farewell Dinner
    • Best suited teahouse accommodation during the trek
    • An experienced Government License holder Guide, Assistant Guide (5 trekkers : A.G) and porter to carry luggage (For two person) during the trek
    • All salary, insurance, equipments, transportation, meals and accommodation for the Nepalese crew members
    • All Government Paper works and Permits for the trekking (TIMS Card/ National Park)
    • Heritage entrance fees for sightseeing 
    • All grounded transportation and airfare during the trek
    • Comprehensive Medical Kit while trekking
    • All Government and Local Taxes

Cost Excludes

    • Nepal entry visa fee
    • Meals Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
    • International airfare and airport taxes
    • Items of personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, mineral waters, cold drinks, laundry bills, cigarettes, phone calls etc
    • Extra cost on shower, battery charge, extra porters during the trek
    • Personal travel and rescue insurance
    • Rescue charge if needed (we can arrange), any kind of unforeseen expenses etc
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Gratitude/Tips for the Crew

Detail Itinerary

Day 1Arrival to Kathmandu (1,345 metres or 4,413 feet) We receive you upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). Our vehicle takes you to the hotel in Thamel in 20- 30 minutes drive. After taking rest in hotel, we hold a meeting over dinner to plan your trip. Overnight stay in Kathmandu. Included Dinner

Day 2Kathmandu sight-seeing After breakfast, we go to visit the UNESCO Wold Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley. We visit Famous Hindu Temple, Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath Stupa that lies on the north eastern part of the Valley. The Swoyambhunath Temple also called the monkey temple locates on the hill in the western skirt of Kathmandu. The place offers an opportunity to study the whole city in bird’s view. Kathmandu Durbar Square, built during Malla Dynasty exhibits the finest wood carvings and arts. You get an opportunity to explore the typical Newari culture and cuisines. Overnight at hotel Included meal: Breakfast.

Day 3Flight to Lukla (2,840 metres or 8,137 feet) 3.5 hours trekking to Phakding In the early morning, we depart to Lukla from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). It is about 40-minutes flight from TIA to Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla. We set on the Everest Base Camp trekking after we take breakfast in a restaurant. We continue trekking until we arrive at Phakding (2610 metre), a small village. We stay here overnight. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Day 46 hours trekking from Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,440 metres or 11,286 feet) After breakfast, we trek along the trail alongside Dudh Koshi River and Bhote Koshi River. We enter the Sagarmatha National Park via the entrance gate at Manjo. After crossing a suspension bridge amid pine forest, we ascend the steep trail before we reach Namche Bazar. The Bazar is the biggest market in the region and the most important hub for traders, making available the Tibetan antique items as well as the equipment and accessories for trekkers. Overnight at hotel includes meals (B/L/D)

Day 5Acclimation in Namche Bazar The Bazar has decent offices, hotels, internet cafes and many other offices and trading concerns; ATMs, Banks, military base camp, museum. On this day, we hike up to Khumjung via Sangboche. The passage of Sangboche and Khumjung offers magnificent view of Himalayas; Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and others. Khumjung is also famous as the first climber of Everest Sir Edmond Hillary established a school here. Overnight stay in Namche Bazar. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Day 65-6 hours from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3,820 metres or 12,533 feet) After breakfast, we carry on trekking along the trail. At a point in Kyangiuma, the path divides; the left path leads to Gokyo Lake (4790 metres) while the right one leads to Everest first camp. We move along, crossing the suspension bridge, passing through the woods and keeping the view of mountains from time to time to reach Tyangboche. The place is famous for its oldest and one of the the biggest monasteries in Nepal. Moreover, the place offers marvellous view of mountains; Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. Overnight stay in Tyanboche Included all meals

Day 7Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,410 metres or 14,469 feet) 5-6 hours Hiking starts after breakfast in the morning. The trail passes through rhododendron woods until we arrive at Pangboche village. The trail offers the view of Mount Everest from time to time as we walk out the woods. We cross the Imza River and Lobuche River on this trail. Finally, we ascend to the Dingboche, a beautiful village from where we can view the mountains. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Day 8Acclimation at Dingboche On this day we halt for acclimation. But instead of staying idle, we explore the geographical features. In the locality, we can exercise the trial climbing up the hills to get the marvellous views of mountains; Cho Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse and three other highest Himalayas. In the northwest we can see the Lobuche and Lhotse peaks. As the village produce potatoes, buckwheat, barley and cabbages, we may explore the farms. The sight of rivers add colour in the environment. The overnight stay in the village.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Day 9Trek to Chhukung Ri, back to Chhukung 3.5 hours In the few hours, we incline the steep ascent on Chhukung Ri. The summit of the peak offers the splendid view as Ama Dablam and Amphu Labsa peaks reflects the morning sunlight. Here, we enjoy the breath taking moment before we descend the trail back to Chhukung. We take breakfast and rest for a while, before we explore the mountainous areas and rare settlements of Sherpas. Included all meals

Day 10Cross to Kongma La pass (5535 metres or 18,159 feet) trek to Lobuche (4,910 metres or 16,109 feet), 6 - 7 hoursEarly in the morning to reach the highest part of the entire trip which is Kongma La pass. We can either take a trail over a hill which is to the northwest of Chhukung over the Nuptse Glacier moraines or we can walk back to Bibre and trek on the trail above the Niyang Khola. The top of the pass is marked by cairns and Buddhist prayer flags. The final descent from the pass is the most difficult part of today’s journey. After climbing the moraine on the far side, the trail turns north through Khumbu Glacier which takes us to Lobuche.

Overnight stay at Lobuche.

Day 11Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep to EBC and back to Gorakshep (5,120 metres or 16,798 feet) After breakfast, we continue following the trail, keeping in view of Himalayas including Mount Everest, Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, Nuptse among other mountains. We ascend along the rocky trail to reach Thangma Riju, which offers panorama of the mountain range. Further, we walk along the trail on Khumbu Glacier and make a steep ascent to arrive at Gorakshep, the last teahouse at this high altitude. We take rest in a hotel here before we head for Everest Base Camp (5,365 metres or 17,600 feet). The rocky path divides into two, trail on the left heads for Kalapatthar while we follow the path on the right. We enjoy this enthralling trip to the base of the world’s Highest Peak Mount Everest. This is the time to realise the dream of keeping the closer connection with Mount Everest. This Everest First Camp (EBC) offers the splendid view of Mount Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori. Here, we enjoy the breathtaking moments before we return to Gorakshep. Overnight stay in Gorakshep. All meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Day 12Gorakshep - Kalapathhar - Gorakshep and trek to Lobuche (4,910 metres or 16,109 feet) In the early morning we prepare well for the journey to Kalapatthar in order to catch the glimpse of morning sunlight that illuminates the world’s highest peak. The biting winds are common in this altitude. As we advance on the steep ascent along the trail, for several hours we reach atop the Kalapatthar (5,545 metres or 18,192 feet). We get the marvellous view of Mount Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse, Everest, Pumori, Nuptse around us. We enjoy the breathtaking moments in Kalapatthar before we return to Gorakshep. We take rest before we head for Lobuche descending along the trail. Overnight stay in Lobuche. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Day 13Trek from Lobuche to Dzongla (4,830 metres or 15,847 feet) After breakfast, we advance along the descending path on Khumbu glacier. We enjoy the surroundings of Himalayas as we move ahead. Further walking ahead the path splits into two. The left path heads for Namche Bazar via Pheriche while the right one en routes for Dzongla destined for Cho La the second high pass. We follow this rocky trail amid moraines alongside Khumbu Glacier. We leave the sight of Lobuche Peak in a distant in the east as we approach the Awi Peak in the southwest. We continue the trail and cross a bridge over a rivulet before we arrive in Dzongla. Included all meals

Day 14Cross Cho La Pass and trek to Gokyo (4,700 metres or 15,420 feet) After breakfast we continue our journey along the trail that passes by a lake before we ascend to a height. As we advance ahead, we view Mount Ama Dablam and Cholatse in the southwest. The boulders, rocks and open cracks on the glacier makes more difficult to move along the steep ascent until we gain access to the Cho La Pass. This pass is also adorned with Buddhist prayer flags and the cairns. We halt here and experience the magnificent views of mountains in all directions before we head for Gokyo. The descending trail is easier but a bit longer. We cross Ngozumpa Glacier, which is the longest glacier in Nepal. As we advance further we view two of the lakes that comprise Gokyo lakes. We stay overnight on the edge of the lake. The settlement is called Gokyo. Overnight stay in Gokyo. Included all meals

Day 15Rest and excursion in and around Gokyo Valley In the early morning, we prepare to ascend Gokyo Ri (5,357 metres). In three hours we reach a view point that offers the panorama of mountain range. Four of the peaks are above 8,000 metres; Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu and other mountain ranges surround us from all direction. The view of glaciers are mesmerising, especially, Ngozumpa, the world’s largest glacier. We enjoy the view as sunlight radiating the peaks. After enjoying the breathtaking moment here we retrace to Gokyo. We take breakfast as we arrive back to the hotel. We explore the 4th and 5th lakes among the series of six lakes on this day. We reach out to the far end from where we get the view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Gyachung Kang including the world’s largest glacier. We retrace to the hotel in Gokyo and stay overnight. Included all meals

Day 16Cross Renjo La Pass and trek to Marlung (4,700 metres or 15,420 feet) In the early morning, we advance along the easier trail corresponging to Dudh Koshi River. We walk for about two and half hours before descending along the path to the Renjo La, the third pass. On the way we get the view of mountians that include Rolwaling ranges. As we gain access to the pass, we get the magnificent view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu and other mountain ranges including the 3rd Gokyo Lake and the oblique view of Gokyo village. After we experience the moment here in the pass we descend along an icy staircase and passby to arrive on the southern side of Angladumba Tsho Lake. Further we passby lakes Relama Tsho and Renjo to arrive at Marlung in the eastern bank of Bhote Koshi River. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Day 17Trek from Marlung to Namche Bazar via Thame (3,840 metres or 12,598 feet)In the morning, we head for Marlung village, a Sherpa village. Further we descend along the country path in the surroundings of green hills and Bhote Koshi River. We cross the suspension bridges over the river and descend farther to Namche Bazar. We make a stop here and stay overnight. Included all meals

Day 18Trek from Namche Bazar to to Lukla (2,840 metres or 9,318 feet) After breakfast we descend along the steep rocky path. We meander along the bank of Bhote koshi River as we cross suspension bridges several times. We make an exit from the Sagarmatha National park at Manjo. Here, we pass by several villages and farms. We head for Lukla following the trail via Phakding and Chaurikharka. We enjoy the view of Buddhist prayer flags, cairns and cemetery before we arrive at Lukla. We explore the markets in Lukla. Overnight stay in Lukla. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Day 19Flight to Kathmandu The early morning flight of about 40 minutes from Lukla to Kathmandu offers closer view of the mountains one more time. On our arrival in Kathmandu, we check in hotel, take rest and hanging around the city for the time being. We attend the farewell dinner with Mount Fishtail Adventure team. Included meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 20DepartureMount Fishtail Adventure arranges to send you to the airport three hours prior to the scheduled flight time. Included meal: Breakfast

Departure Note

The tour package price for an individual is fixed. However, The Mount Fishtail Adventure offer discounts for a group of 10 or more people. The large group is subjected to a maximum discount with the availability of free trip for one person. If you have more than 10 persons, please contact us info@mountfishtailadventure.com to learn more. You are free to call us at 00977-9851137429 (Viber or WhatsApp). Apart from the regular departure for the journey, there is also an option for the private groups to choose own dates best suited.

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