Everest 3 High Pass Trek

19 Days

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Our Everest High pass Trek starts in Kathmandu with a day tour of the valleys and its heritages. Then we take short flight to Lukla, A villages of sherpas then we follow the Duthkoshi Valley to Namche the Gate way of the Region. We will spend extra day in Namche for the acclimatization and visit the Everest View Hotel and Khumjung villages as well then continue our trek to our journey to Dingbuche. After having another extra day in Dingbuche, We first trek into a less traveled valley to Chukum, an unforgettable location with peaks all around. The first pass Kong ma La (5535 m, 18,159ft) is the highest, as we cross from Chukum and reach Lobuche and head up to Everest Base Camp. After visiting the base camp and climb the view point of Kalapattar, we forward to another pass of the cho la which takes us to the Gokyo Valley with mountain lakes alongside Nepals largest glacier, Ngozomba Glacier which cant compare with any place in the world. We climb Gokyo Ri for the views of high Himalayas and then we head The next pass, We enjoy this extraordinary atmosphere followed by a climb to the Renjo La Pass, and descending into the serene Thame Valley. The journey takes us through more picturesque Sherpa Villages before returning to Namche Bazaar and then our scheduled flight from Lukla. You will have time to explore more of Kathmandu mysteries and search for souvenirs and gifts before being escorted to the international airport for your return flight home.

Outfitter Nepals Everest High Passes Trek is a 22 days adventure trip in to the Everest Himalayas. We have set departures for the trek every week from Kathmandu and private treks that can be arranged any day to suit your needs and timeframe. Please view our selected departure dates first and if the set departure dates do not fit your needs, then we can arrange a date thats convenient for you. These departures are suitable for couples, families, charities and small groups of friends who want to take off straightaway. We look forward to guiding you into the world-renowned, unforgettable Everest Region for a once in a lifetime chance to see the most remarkable scenery on the planet!

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters). Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02 : Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley:

Day 03 : Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m) and Trek to Phakding (2610m) - 3.5 hours:

Day 04 : Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) - 6 Hours:

Day 05 : Today is a day for rest & chilling out at Namche Bazaar (3440m):

Day 06 : Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867 m.) - 5 Hours:

Day 07 : Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260 m.)- 5 Hours:

Day 08 : Rest day at Dingboche (4260 m.) for acclimatization:

Day 09 : Trek from Dingboche to Chukum- 2-3 Hours:

Day 10 : Trek from Ckukum- Kongma la passes-Lobuche- 8 hours:

Day 11 : Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep (m.) 6-7 Hours:

Day 12 : Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and trek to Zongla- 5 Hours:

Day 13 : Trek from Zongla to Thannak- 9 Hours:

Day 14 : Trek from Thannak to Gokyo- 4 Hours:

Day 15 : Rest day at Gokyo and excursion around Gokyo valley & Lake:

Day 16 : Trek form Gokyo Renjo Pass (5345m) Lunde - 7 Hours:

Day 17 : Trek from Lunde to Thame- 4 hours:

Day 18 : Trekking form Thame to Namche Bazaar- 4 Hours:

Day 19 : Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m.)- 6 Hours:

Day 20 : Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu:

Day 21 : This is absolutely your day in Kathmandu:

Day 22 : Transfer to the international airport for your final departure.

Everest 3 High Pass Trek Full Board  Package 

 02-10  pax     US$      1499      per person           
 11-15  pax     US$      1299      per person  


What is Included

  • Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with private car/van/bus.
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu in 2/3 star hotel including breakfast as per the itinerary on twin sharing basis.
  • Your standard meals during the trek with hot tea/coffee in breakfast .
  • All necessary paper works, National park entry permits, TIMS permit and monument entrance fees.
  • Domestic airport transfers /Flight ticket (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu)./ domestic airport tax.
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks on twin sharing basis.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide and porters (1 porter for 2 people).
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porters.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Outfitter Nepal's sleeping bag, down jackets, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps - if necessary.
  • Outfitter Nepal invites you Farewell Dinner on last night.
  • All government taxes and official expenses.

What is Not Included

  •  Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
  •  Your Travel insurance (Compulsory).
  •  Food while you are in Kathmandu.
  •  Your personal expenses.
  •  All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
  •  Sweet things like chocolate.
  •  Hot Shower / Batteries charge / Heater during the Trek.
  •  International airfare and airport departure tax.
  •  Tips for the guide and porter. (Tipping is Expected).
  •  Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.

  Arrival day in Kathmandu

Altitude: 1350m/4428ft n arrival at Kathmandu; we will greet you at the airport and transfer you to the traveller’s recommended Hotel Blue horizon or similar standard hotel. Later we meet and take you to our head office, brief you your upcoming Trek with us and introduce our trekking guide. Evening, we host welcome dinner at one of the finest local restaurant with music and ethnic dance. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing tour Altitude: 1350m/4428ft  Half day sightseeing and trek preparation  

After breakfast depart for a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the “City of Temples” to Visit Durbar Square (place of Palaces) with the Kasthamandap temple (Name of Kathmandu is derived of Kasthamandap), Kumari Ghar (Home of Living Goddess), Kal Bhairav, Hanuman Dhoka and Taleju Temple. Afterwards we will take you to visit Swoyambhunath Stupa, said to be one of the oldest Buddhist Stupa in the world, which is majestically set high on a hill overlooking Kathmandu Valley. After that continue tour to visit Patan (City of Fine Arts) including Patan Durbar Square, Krishna Temple, Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar), etc. Also visit the Tibetan Handicraft Centre where you can see the art of making carpets by the Tibetan refugees. Evening back to the hotel and overnight stay.

Day 03:Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding

40 minute Trans Himalayan flight  Altitude: Lukla at 2800m/9184ft & Phakding (2652m/8698ft) Distance of walking: Approx of 8 Km/3 to 4 hours

 As per flight time, our Guide will meet you in to your hotel and takes you to the domestic airport to fly in to Lukla. It is scenery flight about 35 minutes, once you get in to the Lukla, breakfast at the lodge and prepare luggagefor the Porters then walking starts through the stone paved trails towards Bhaisekharka. It is few up downs to get in to Phakding passing through plenty of prayer Rocks (Mani in local language). After getting in to the lodge at Phakding, fresh up and short walk to the village or hike up to the Gompa to get acclimatize. Stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 04: Trek to Namche  Altitude: 3440m/11283ft

Distance of walking: 10-12 Km/5-6 hours

 After hot breakfast at your lodge, the trail leads towards the suspension bridge and easy uphill to the Monju from where Sagarmath National Park begins. After short National Park formalities, drop down to the river, cross another suspension bridge and continue walk to the high Hilary Bridge at the bottom of the hill. After the bridge the trail leads uphill to the Namche Bazzar. On the way you will have great view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Kusum Khangru and more with beautiful valley. Stay overnight at the Lodge.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar-Acclimatize day

Altitude: 3440m  Acclimatization Day

 Today you explore the Museum, visit Khumjung village and Khongde village where you can enjoy the views of Mt. Everest and surroundings peaks with Sherpa culture. You can also visit Thame which is old Sherpa village as an option. Remaining of the day you can explore Namche Bazzar where you can use Internet, visit National Park head office, Muesuem and monastery as per your interest and time.  Stay overnight at Namche.

Day 06: Trek to Thame Altitude: 3800m Distance of walking- 3 to 4 hours

After breakfast at Namche, the trail leads to the old village called Thamo which is easy walk through the valley. Thamo is a small Sherpa village. After exploring the village, the trail leads continue to Thame. After lunch, rest a little while and explore the Sherpa village and its culture. There is small Hydro power where you can visit. Stay overnight at the Lodge.

Day 07: Trek to Lumde  Altitude: 4137m Distance of walking: 4 to 5 hours

 After breakfast at the lodge, an easy walk to Marlung through the Bhote Koshi River where you can have short break. Then the trail leads uphill to Lumde through the dry valley. It is an interesting walking with enjoying the views of the snow peaked mountains and the valley. Today you won’t see Sherpa village because Thame is the last village of the valley. Once you get in to the village, hike a bit higher than the place where lodge is located to get acclimatize. Stay overnight at the Lodge.

Day 08:  Trek to Gokya via Ranjo la Pass  Altitude at Ranjo la Pass: 5465m/17,929ft 

Altitude at Gokyo Lake: 4800m/ 15748ft Distance of walking: 7-8 hours

After breakfast the trail leads uphill for an hour and half and then easy walk for a while. At the end, there is hard climb to get to the top of the Renjo La from where you will have an awesome view of Mt. Everest with Mt.Nuptse with surrounding peaks. You will also see Gokyo lake which breathtaking views. From the top of the Renjo La the trail drops down to the Third Lake (Gokya lake) and get in to the lodge. After time to get rest at the lodge at Gokyo, short climb to the ridge from where you will explore the Glacier which is amazing looking with its small glacier lakes. Stay overnight at Gokyo lodge. 

Day 09:  Trek to Thaknak  Altitude: 4750m/15580ft   Distance of walking: 3 hours

This is an easy day but we suggest you to start early because you will have to walk through the Glacier which is the longest glacier of Nepal called Ngozumpa glacier. By the time of crossing this glacier you will hear many sounds of the rock falling in to the small glacier lake. There are many rocks on the way which has ice underneath. During the sunny day ice melts pretty fast so we should cross this glacier before the sun gets strong. Once you get in to the Thaknak, better to climb up to the small hill for acclimatize. Stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 10:Trek to Zungla via Chola  : 5367m/17604f tof walking: 6-7 hours

Today is the hardest day of the trip. Start your day just after the breakfast which is steep climbing for a while and the trail drops down to the bottom of the Chola. After that the trail leads you through the rock toward the top which is steep climbing. There are some Buddhist  prayer flags on the top of the pass which has great views of the mountains. There is icy part for a while and again the trail drops down through the huge rock and an easy walk at the end to get to the Zungla. Stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 11: Trek to Gorekshep  Altitude: 5,160m/16,929ft Distance of walking: 5-6 hours

After hot breakfast at the lodge, an easy downhill for a while and few up and down to the Lobuche. Then the trail leads toward Gorekshep through the rocky trail. On the way you will have great views of the Mt. Everest,Mt. Nuptse,Mt. Pumori and more. You will be able to see Khumbu Glacier on the way. After few up downs, you will reach at Gorekshep which is located at the bottom of Kalapatthar. Stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 12:Hike up to the Base Camp Altitude: 5,357m/17,575ft

Distance of walking: 6-7 hours

This is a day which will fulfil your dreams to visit the base camp of the highest peak in the earth. It is 3 hour walk through the ridge of the Khumbu glacier. You will enjoy the surrounding views of the glacier and mountains. There are Buddhist prayer flags which are the symbol of the Base Camp. During the climbing season there will be many tends with colourful looking around. After exploring around, trek down to the lodge and remaining of the day chill out at the lodge. Stay overnight.

Day 13: Hike up to Kalapatthar and trek to Lobuche  Altitude: Kalapathar at 5545m

Distance of walking: 6-7 hours

Today you will have to start your day without breakfast in the morning which is 2 hour hike up to the Kalapatthar, the greatest view point of the Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori , Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Thamerserku, Mera Peak and many more. After taking many photographs, trek down to the lodge at Gorekshep for breakfast and continue your walk down to Lobuche. Stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 14: Trek to Chukung via Kongma la pass Altitude: 4,730m/15,518ft Distance of walking: 6-7 hours

 After breakfast at the lodge, your day will start walking through Khumbu glacier towards east. After crossing the glacier and river the trail leads up to the pass which is the highest pass of this trip. There will be no tea shop and water resource so that you will have to carry few bottles of water to drink. After hard climb to the top, the trail drops steep down to the Chukung valley where your day ends. Stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 15:Trek to Tengboche  Altitude: 3,867m/12684ft of walking: 5-6 hours

Today is an easy day which is downhill through the valley. The trail continues leads down to the Dingboche then after the walking valley gets change through few Sherpa villages. After Pangboche village the trail drops down to the river and cross the bridge. After that the trail leads up to the Tengboche where the oldest Monastery situated on the top of the hill. Evening visit Monastery, see the Buddhist chanting ceremony and overnight at the lodge.

Day 16: Trek to Namche Altitude: 3440m/11,284ft Distance of walking- 4-5 hours

Today your day starts walking steep downhill through the Rhododendron forest. Once you get at the bottom of the hill, cross the bridge and steep climbing through the pine and Juniper forest to the Khumjung. After explore the village at Khumjung,Lunch and continue walk to the Namche Bazzar for overnight.

Day 17: Trek to Lukla Altitude: 2,800m/9,184ft  Distance of walking: 18-20 Km/6 to 7 hours

 After breakfast at the lodge, the trail drops downhill through the pine forest till to the bridge and continue walk to the Monju. Again some formalities had to be done at the check post of the National park at Monju then continue walk to the Phakding for the lunch. After that your last day of the trek continue to the Lukla. Stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 18: Fly to KathmanduAltitude: 1350m/4428ft 35minute Trans Himalayan flight

 Normally flights are always in the morning due to the weather. So guide will do all airport formalities by the time you can have a breakfast at the lodge. Your luggage will get in to the airport already with the help of our sherpas and porters. Once guide get news about your flight arrival at Lukla airport, will call you to watch how the small aircraft get lands in to the small airstrip. After quick photograph, get in to the airport and straight away get in to the plane to fly out to Kathmandu. Once you are at the airport at Kathmandu, guide will assist to get in to your hotel by private vehicle.

Day 19:Departure day Altitude: 1350m/4428ft Free day for shopping and departure

After breakfast in to your hotel, we will drop you at the airport to take your onward flight as per time. If you have late flight, you will have time to do last minute shopping if you deserve. Otherwise we will have to say you good bye.

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 Price includes following services:
  •  KTM International Airport Arrival & Departure Transfer by Private Comfortable Car/van/ Hiace
  • Total 4 Nights DELUXE Accommodations on B/B Plan Twin Sharing in Kathmandu at similar to 3 star hotel
  • Round Trip( KATHMANDU-LUKLA- KATHMANDU) Flight fare for Guests & Guide with all taxes
  • Round Trip Land Transportation( Hotel- Domestic Airport- Hotel) by private Comfortable Car/Van/Hiace
  • 1 English Speaking experienced Sherpa Govt. Trained/Licensed Holder Guide for whole Trek
  • Porter (1 porter Between 2 Person basis, Max 30 KGS per Porter) for Whole Trek
  • Everest National Park Trek Permit, TIMS card & Any required permits or Official Documentation
  • Full Board basis Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner- Self Lodges Menu Choice) as per above Itinerary
  • Selected Tea house Lodge/Guest house Accommodations in Twin Sharing during Trek( Shared Toilets/ bathroom)
  • Insurance, Daily Wages, Equipments and all meals & Lodges of Porters and Guide in Whole Trek
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu City on Day 02(Swayambu nath, Buddha nath Stupa, Kumari temple/durbar square & pasupati nath Temple by tour guide and car/driver( 5-6 hrs tour)
  • Entrance fees of all sightseeing Monuments/temples/stupas during sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • First Aid Kid Box( for Normal Treatment only)
  • sleeping bag,down jecket,water bottel,walking stick
  • Government taxes & Other Applicable Fees 
  • Complementary from Company (to our Valued Guests) 
  • Trip Certificate( for memory of Nepal trip)
  • Porter Carrying kid Bag- Trekking bag for Porter

What is not including:

Nepal Visa, in/out flight to Kathmandu

• Your meals at kathamndu, except provided dinner and breakfast

• Entire beverages, mineral water, beer etc. while on trek

• Travel insurance(Must includes Helicopter evacuation and trip cancellation)

• Personal nature expenses

• Tips

• Any extending trips

Trekking Equipment  

The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for treks and climbs in Nepal. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.

For Head
  1. Sun hat or scarf
  2. Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  3. Sunglasses with UV protection
  4. Upper Body
  5. T-shirts (2)
  6. Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  7. Fleece jacket or pullover
  8. Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  9. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  10. Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
For Hands
  1. Lightweight gloves
  2. Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
  3. Lower Body
  4. Underwear (4)
  5. Hiking shorts (2)
  6. Lightweight cotton long pants
  7. Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  8. Fleece or wool pants
  9. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
For Feet
  1. Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
  2. Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
  3. Hiking boots with spare laces
  4. Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  5. Gaiters (Optional)
  6. Accessories
  7. Sleeping bag rated -10C. to -20C (Depending on trekking region)
  8. Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  9. Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
  10. Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
  11. Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bags
  12. Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  13. Thermarest sleeping pad (Only Camping Trek)
  14. Water bottles (2)
  15. Toiletries
  16. Small wash towel
  17. Optional items
  18. Binoculars
  19. Books (Highly Recommended)
  20. Compass
  21. Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
  22. Swiss Knife 
Recommended Mountaineering Kit

In addition to the items mentioned above for trekking, the following is a list of the additional specialized items which are required for the trekking peaks.
Plastic or leather mountaineering boots, with gaiters and crampons that have been tested for a good fit.
Fleece trousers or silhouette
Additional mits and gloves suitable for climbing
Ice axe, and ski poles (note - ice axes can be rented in Kathmandu)
Climbing helmet
Alpine climbing harness.
2 x tape slings
2 x screwgate karabiners
Descender/abseil device

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Trip's Quick Facts

Duration: 19 Days
Accomodation: Tourist Guest house
Seasons : sep, oct, Nov and march, April, may
Type: Moderate/ Hard
Activities : Trekking, Hiking & Cultural plus religious Tour
No. of Pax : from 2 Person & above
Starts From : Lukla
Ends at : Lukla

Trip Highlights

  • Sightseeing tours of historical UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.
  • Scenic mountain flight to and from Lukla.
  • Visiting Tengboche Monastery.
  • Visiting Namche and Khumjung Village.
  • Unforgettable views of Khumbu Ice fall.
  • View of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku, Khumbu Ice Fall.
  • Trek to Everest Three High passes.
  • Pass over the Khumbi- La.
  • Pass over the Cho la.
  • Pass over the Renjo la.
  • View from Gokyo Ri.
  • Visit of Gokyo Lake.

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