17-days Everest High Pass Trek

Duration: 19 Days   |   Based on 3 Reviews
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Very Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel And Guest House
  • Group Size: 1-10
  • Max Elevation: 5545m

17-days Everest high passes trekking is perhaps the most adventurous and challenging treks in Nepal. See if you can achieve the daring feat of crossing the three high Himalayan passes, Kongma La (5,535m), Cho La (5,380m) and Renjo La (5,388m). The trek covers all major places in Everest classical trekking in the Everest region including Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Monastery, Everest base camp and Gokyo Lake over Chola La pass and Sherpa village of Thame crossing Renjo-la pass.

Everest 3 pass trek starts after the scenic half an hour flight to Lukla. This flight is the most exciting one with the view of Panoramic Mountain and diverse landscapes. The first part of the trek allows you to pass through serene forests of birch and Juniper up the Bhote Koshi stream. You will have enough time to acclimatize in Namche whilst experiencing Sherpa culture, Customs, cuisine, and hospitality. You will be trekking through rough terrain, moraines, and glaciers once on higher altitude. Visiting Nuptse glacier near Kongma La pass, Gokyo Valley near Cho La pass and Ngozumpa Glacier in Renjo La pass will be a captivating and rewarding experience. The three passes provide spectacular views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu (8,481m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), Peak 38, Cholatse, Tobuche and Island Peak. Other attractions of this trek are an exploration of Gokyo Tsho, and Angladumba Tsho (4,500m) lakes and Gokyo Ri (5,300m) peak.

On your return route, you will visit 12-days Everest Base Camp (5,357m) and climb atop Kala Patthar to enjoy an up-close view of Everest, Nuptse, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Khumbu Glacier. You also visit 500-year-old Tengboche Monastery to see monks practice Buddhist meditation and attend daily prayers.

As you are trekking in high altitude terrain, you have to be physically fit and sometimes it required the basic knowledge of mountaineering. However, it depends on the trekking seasons and weather conditions. April to May and September to November are the best time for Everest High pass trekking. Global Adventure trekking provides you the best-skilled trek leader with good equipment. Our crews are well insured and familiar with high altitude. Take this most adventure activity in Nepal with us and reward yourself by conquering the world-famous Everest high pass trekking.


  • Cross the Everest three passes of Kongma La, Cho La & Renjo La
  • Hike to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar
  • Enjoy stunning views of Mt.Everest and its neighboring Mountain
  • Experience Sherpa culture and hospitality
  • Visit Gokyo Lakes, Angladumba Tsho, Ngozumpa Glacier
  • Sunrise view from Kala Patthar and Gokyo Ri over the Himalayan vista

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu
Day 02 Kathmandu Guided Sightseeing tour
Day 03 Kathmandu-Lukla and trek to Phakding 4hrs/2620m.
Day 04 Phakding-Namche Bazaar 5 hrs. /(3440m).
Day 05 Rest day in Namche for acclimatization
Day 06 Namche trek to Tengboche 5hrs.
Day 07 Tengboche trek to Dingboche 5hrs./ 4400m.
Day 08 Dingboche-Chhukung 2hrs./ 4500m.
Day 09 Chhukung to Kongma-la 5535m-Lobuche 4900m 9hrs.
Day 10 Lobuche-Gorekshep 3hrs. 5110m.-Optional hike to Everest base Camp
Day 11 Gorekshep-Kalapather 2hrs. 5545m.-Dzongla 4hrs.
Day 12 Dzongla-Chola pass (5416m) to Dragnag 4700m, 6hrs.
Day 13 Dragnak- Gokyo lake 4790m. 4hrs.
Day 14 Exploration day at Gokyo.
Day 15 Trek to Lungdeng (4380m) over a Ranjola pass (5345m). 7/8 hours
Day 16 Linden to Thame-Namche Bazar 7hrs.
Day 17 Namche to Lukla 6hrs.
Day 18 Lukla-Kathmandu
Day 19 Final Departure

What's included

  • Sagarmatha National park Entry Permit.
  • Kathmandu- Lukla-Kathmandu regular flight ticket
  • Kathmandu Guided Sightseeing tour
  • An Experienced English Speaking Sherpa Guide with equipment.
  • Three-Night Hotel in Kathmandu (tourist category Hotel) with breakfast
  • 15-Night Mountain accommodation with full board meals.
  • Airport picks up and drops off by private vehicle
  • All the food and lodging and salary of Sherpa Guide
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • Insurance of Nepalese Staff.
  • Farewell dinner in Nepalese typical restaurant.
  • Gov't tax and VAT and services changes
  • Nepalese visa fee, Visa can be obtained on your upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Visa cost 30 USD, 50 USD, 125 USD for 15, 30 and 90 days respectively
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • International flights Tickets
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s)
  • Sightseeing entry fee in Kathmandu (27 USD per person)

Useful Info

Important Note for Everest High Pass trekking

Medical and health information: All travelers need to be good physical health in order to participate in this trip. Before buying this trip please read the details itinerary carefully. You should consult your doctor for up to date for your Medical travel information or any necessary vaccination before departure. We suggest you bring your personal medical kid.

Accommodation while on the Everest high Pass Trekking: Accommodation at the local lodge known as Guesthouses are simple but comfortable. Toilet and washing facility are shared. In the guesthouse, travelers are provided twin sharing room with twin beds, mattress, and pillow. In high season (March to May) and September to November) in places there are few numbers of guesthouse so sometime travelers may do dormitories. In some places, guest house depends on solar power. Remote regions, the guest house does not have a toilet and running water can mean just a hole in the ground. Hot shower facility is available in some guesthouse for a price but occasionally hot shower means a bucket of hot water which is enough to wash your body. Electricity and Wi-Fi are available in someplace for an additional cost.

Transport: a) land: Kathmandu International Airport is the only International airport in Nepal. Since April 2019 will partly close due to repairs runway. So we provide the sharing transport to Ramechhap (Manthali) airport for your Lukla flight. However, construction should be completed before July 2019. From August the regular flight to Lukla will be started from Kathmandu. 

b) Air: Kathmandu to Lukla flights are often delayed due to the poor weather condition. All travelers are suggested to have a few backup days in the end to catch your International flight. If the flights keep canceling then you have the option to take a charter Heli flight and that will cost about 500 USD per person. This also depends on the number of people who want to have that. So make sure you have prepared your emergency fund just for incase. All the domestic flight has a strict weight limit. 10Kg of your baggage and 5Kg hand luggage are included in your tickets. Excess baggage will be charged at your own expenses.

Phone and Internet services: Most of the hotel in Kathmandu offers free Wi-Fi with excellent connection. While trekking Wi-Fi may be available in the teahouse for a small cost. The higher you go the more use of Wi-Fi and the internet will cost and likely the shower the speed. Remember your room may not have the electrical outlet. You have to share in the dining hall for your recharge.

Safety: Nepal is safe to travel destination in the world. Just to be sure travelers are suggested to have their neck belt money wallet while traveling, for the safe keeping of your money, passport, and some valuable items. During your trip, you will have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure.

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