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Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal

Everest High Passes Trekking


Everest high passes trekking includes Gokyo Lake, Chola, Everest Base Camp & Kalapathar trekking is one of the Nepal’s most famous treks to the Khumbu Mountains regions & Sherpa country. After a magnificent mountain flight to Lukla . Then, we follow the Dudh Kosi valley to Namche Bazaar. The trail to Gokyo is a gradual ascent up the valley passing through patches of birch and rhododendron forest where the elusive musk deer can sometimes be seen. Through small yak-grazing settlements we reach the Gokyo lakes where we climb the Gokyo Peak (5480m) and enjoy stunning summit mountain scenery including Everest, Makalu and Cho Oyo Mountains.

After the Cho La pass, we reach Dzongla. The views of Ama Dablam and Taweche are spectacular.  After the Zhongla ascent, we continue towards Gorak Shep and climb to Kala Pattar (5545m) from where we enjoy an impressive up-close view of Everest. Our return route passes through Tengboche, a magnificent location with a fascinating monastery, where we rest and savor the incredible scenery, including magnificent views of Everest, Ama Dablam (6856m), Kantega (6809m), Kwangde (6194m), Nuptse (7879m), Lhotse (8511m) etc.

Challenge yourself to the extreme and join us on this magical Everest experience.


Main attraction

Home land of Sherpa people, Buddhist cultural experiences, an ultimate dream for all adventurous people to see Everest, Famous mountaineering region, unforgettable panoramic views, well conserved vast bio-diversity.

Accessibility
Round trip from Lukla, trek start from and returns to Lukla and the flight takes about 35 minute.

The Route
Max. Altitude 5545 m. Kalapathar, need acclimatization day, about 5-6 hr. walk per day trail moderate to strenuous.

Best season
Oct. to Dec. and April to May.

Facility
Well-managed teahouse lodges.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu:

Flying to Kathmandu, Nepal on a clear day is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. As you fly, the panoramic view of snow-capped Himalayan Shangrilla ranges greets your sight. After the completion of Visa formalities, you have to come downstairs to collect Luggage and proceed to outside from terminal Building. Please look at your Printed Name and follow them. Meet our representative and then you will be transferred to hotel. You will be served free welcome drinks, tea or coffee or juice at the time of check in.
The Manager of Trekking will meet you in hotel and will brief about the trip. You should clear your dues before we proceed for the trip. You are free to relax or explore around the city in the very first day. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 02: Sight seeing Kathmandu
Guided Tour of Kathmandu City , Swayambhunath stupa and Patan old palace complex.overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Fly Kathmandu – Lukla and trek to Phakding ( 2850m)
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla where the trek starts. Initially the trail descends steadily along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River , passing Sherpa villages and Mani stones before reaching Phakding.we stay overnight stay at guesthouse.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar: (3,440m):
The trail ascends gradually towards Jorsalle, crossing suspension bridges over the Dudhkoshi River before arriving at the entrance gate of the national park. After crossing three more bridges, the trail ascends through the alpine and rhododendron forest. Here it is possible to see deer and wild birds on the way before the trail ends at Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 05: Trekking around Namche bazzar and Acclimatize day:
Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops. It is an ideal place to spend a day, acclimatizing to the new altitude before heading off towards Tengboche. To acclimatize, you visit Khunde Hospital set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or take a one hour walk up to the Everest View Hotel above Namche for the sunset view of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest. There are also good views from the National Park Centre and Museum just above the town. Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 06: Trek to Khumjung, (3790m)
To acclimatize smoothly, we just make a two hours walk to Khumjung, after a visit to the Sherpa culture + Everest conquest museum of Namche Bazaar . Khumjung is a very old Sherpa village, with two monasteries, where Sir Edmund Hillary, first climber of Mount Everest in 1953 with Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, established a school and a hospital (Kunde). Afternoon is the time for rest at camp or lodge . Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 07: Trek to Dole ( 4200m)
Facing us, Ama Dablam, 22,499 feet, one of the most beautiful peaks of the world, with Matter horn and Alpamayo (South America). Our footpath goes through the slopes climbing to Khumbila, and reaches our first pass, Mon La, 13,035 feet. Steep descends to Phortse Drangka. We leave the valley going to Everest trail; we are now in Gokyo valley. Just at the limit of the tree-line, we reach the mountain pasture of Dole, Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 08: Trek to Machermo, (4470 meters).
The footpath goes through small yak mountain pastures: Khele, Lhabarma, Luza. View on many small waterfalls. We take rest in the Camp at Machermo, facing Kyajo glacier. Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 09: Trek to Gokyo: (4790m).
Beyond Machhermo the trail climbs a ridge for an excellent view both down the valley to Kantega and up towards Cho-Oyu (8153m). Beyond the ridge the valley widens as the trail passes through Pangram at 4390m. We descend to the river bank before beginning the climb up to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier. It is a steep climb on the moraine. Afterwards, the trail levels out as it follows the valley past a second lake, known as Longponga at 4690m, then finally up a boulder-strewn path to Gokyo at 4,750m Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 10: Trekking around in Gokyo valley and rest day at Gokyo:
Leaving the camp at dawn, we will easily and slowly climb the path going up to Gokyo Peak , higher than Mont-Blanc. From the top, fantastic view on the immense Ngozumba glacier, and on 123 different peaks, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Makalu . We go back to the camp in the evening for rest. Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 11: Trek from Gokyo Lakes to Tangna, (4700m)
After a short descent to Longpongo lake, all our caravan go through the glacier of Ngozumpa, on the moraines which hide the ice. We will discover very nice small glaciar lakes. We take Lunch on the other bank of the glacier Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 12: Trekking Chola Pass-Dzongla: (5420m)
A wild stage, beginning by one hour and a half on the steep snowy footpath leading to Cho La pass. From the pass, superb view on Dzonglha valley and lake and on the impressive North faces of Jobo Lhaptshan, 21,128 feet. We Descent to Dzonglha, with a quite hard walk on the Cho La glacier. We take rest at camp in the evening Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 13: Trek to Lobuche: (4910m):
Continue along the moraine of the glacier, with views of Kalapathar and Pumori, before reaching Lobuche at (4910m) for your evening stay. This is the last stop before the climb to the base camp the next day. It is important to take the time to rest and acclimatize for this unforgettable day. Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 14: Trek to Gorakshep: (5140m)
To reach our next stop, Kala Pattar, we follow the Khumbu Glacier. The trail offers superb views of the surrounding mountains, especially where the path is forced to rise to cross a tributary glacier. We stop for lunch at our camping place or lodge at Gorak Shep. Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 15: Trek to Everest Base Camp-Lobuche: (5316m):
Everest Base Camp is the main camp for mountaineers attempting the mountain, situated at an elevation of 5252m. Trekkers feel understandably great satisfaction in reaching here as the Everest Base Camp is not only full of history but breathtakingly dramatic, perched at the foot of the infamous Khumbu icefall. Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 16: Trek to Pangbuche ( 3985m)
We trek down hill mostly this day. As we retrace our steps to Duglha and descend to Pheriche, we arrive at The Himalayan Rescue Association, a trekker’s aid post and it is a worthy place to visit. After lunch, we cross the Khumbu Khola on a wooden suspension bridge and follow the Imja Khola to the village of Pangboche . Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 17: Trek to Namche
Here is the oldest monastery in the region which contains what is said to be the scalp and bones of a Yeti, or abominable snowmanthe. Leaving mountains behind us, our descent takes us through Tengboche Monastery at elevation of 3860 meters before continuing back to the town of Namche Bazaar at 3441meters. We arrive back into Namche Bazaar in the afternoon Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 18: Trek to Phakding (2652m.)
Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phakding (2652m.) and it takes about four hours. The trails descend steeply for early one and half hours. After that, the path has small ups and down to Phakding through Monjo. Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 19: Trek to Lukla [2886m)
Trek from Phakding to Lukla [2886m] and it takes about three hours. Your final day’s trekking follows the Dudh Kosi back down to Lukla. The trail then continues back towards Lukla, where we will reconfirm our flight tickets for the next day and spend the night. This last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity for a farewell party with the sherpa guides and porters, where you can sample some Chhang (a kind of local alcohol), try Sherpa dancing and look back on a memorable trekking experience and staffs are expecting for precious Tips. Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 20: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu, You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu
Overnight stay at Hotel

Day 21: Sight seeing in kathmandu
After breakfast, our city guide reaches in Hotel with Vehicles, and then we drive to Bhaktapur Durbar Square . Bhaktapur is one of the oldest cities in Kathmandu valley. It is well known as Living Museum . Old brick paved enclave of old Royal palace, Nyathapola Temple , Datatriya temple, exquisite artwork offers a picture of the grandeur of medieval Nepal . And Pashupati nath temple.

Day 22: Kathmandu – departure
Transfer to international airport for your final departure. The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.

Cost Includes

  • All meals during trek (except for GAP trek)
  • Accommodation during trek (local lodge)
  • English speaking local expert guide, porters
  • Sagarmatha National park fees
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System fees
  • Accommodation at Tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast
  • Airport transfers and escort
  • Equipment clothing for porter & staffs
  • Insurance for all staff & porters.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal visa – Multiple Entrée 30 days – USD 40
  • International flight & all domestic Flight.
  • Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu
  • Meals during GAP trek, hot shower
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Tips, any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason, table drinks, snacks while walking
  • Personal insurance.

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