Everest High Pass Trek

Trip CostUS$ 1550 (Per Person)
  • Duration 20 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Strenuous
  • Activity Trekking
  • Accomodation Hotel + Lodges
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Best Month:March - June & Sept - December
  • Group Size:01- 15People In Group
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Everest High pass trek is one of the classic challenging trekking routes in Khumbu region which takes us the most spectacular trekking passes of Kongma La (5,535m), Cho-La (5,400m), Renjo La (5,300m), along with the epic view of Cho Oyu (8,201m), Everest (8,848m), Makalu (8,463m), Lhotse (8,516) and many other surrounded peaks. Everest high pass trek has a great combine with the best and most popular trekking/ hiking routes of Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar, Gokyo Valley (the frozen lake) lakes and majestic views, walking through the remotest valley of Nangpa La, Marlung, Thame valley and beautiful Sherpa settlements along the way, Observing the land of historical Sherpa people and the most spectacular mountain scenery in the world and thrilling adventure in Himalaya. This trek is one the most impressive vistas for the travelers who will never forget this experience in a lifetime.

Everest high pass trek starts from Lukla with a scenic mountain flight from historic city Kathmandu; trail following Dudhkosi river valley passing through the Sherpa villages, lush forest, the Buddhist monastery and yak pasture along the way which can be done with our expert field staffs, the best adventure ever. Everest high pass trek can be done on the best season of September - November, and March- may, also it is blossoming period in mountain the lush forest look colorful blooming of rhododendron trees everywhere, the trek will be more pleasant with clear sky than we have a golden opportunity to explore the Himalayas, unique Sherpa culture, and tradition as well as centuries of an old monasteries during the trip.  

Making a successful trip with Alpine Ramble would be purred experience in your lifetime, we Alpine Ramble team would be much pleased to organize any of your great adventures according to your time and budget, we also customized itinerary as per wishes. Please inquire us about your trip to Himalaya.

Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu 1350m/4428ft.
  • Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing.
  • Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2835m/9324ft) 35 m, Phakding (2652m/8,700 ft) 3 / 4 hrs walk
  • Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,340m/11,280ft) 6 /7 hrs walk.
  • Day 05: Rest and acclimatization.
  • Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3,835m/12,835ft) 4/5 hrs walk.
  • Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4410m/ 4050 ft) 4/5 hrs walk.
  • Day 08: Trek to Chhukung (4740m/15570 ft): 3/ 4 hrs walk.
  • Day 09: Acclimatize day at Chhukung
  • Day 10: Trek to Kongma La (5345m/18430t), then to Lobuche (4950m/16222 ft) 7/8 hrs walk.
  • Day 11: Trek to Gorak Shep (5,180m/16,970ft),trek to Everest base Camp (5,364m/17,594ft), Gorak Shep 8/9 hrs walk.
  • Day 12: Trek to Dzongla (4840m/15,860 ft.) 4/5 hrs walk.
  • Day 13: Trek to ChoLa (5368m/17,611ft), Thangnak (4680m/15,350 ft.), Gokyo (4800m/15,580 ft.): 8/9 hrs walk. hrs
  • Day 14: Acclimatization in Gokyo and hike to Gokyo Ri (5357m/17,575 ft) 2/3 hrs walk.
  • Day 15: Trek to Renjo La (5360m/17580 ft.), Marlung (4210m/13,815 ft) 8/9 hrs walk.
  • Day 16: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280ft) 5/6hrs walk.
  • Day 17: Trek to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) 7/8 hrs
  • Day 18: Fly Lukla/Kathmandu 35minutes.

Detail Itineraries

  • Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu 1350m/4428ft. Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, you’ll be received by our official representative then transfer to hotel, overnight at hotel.
  • Day 02:Kathmandu valley sightseeing. Today is a day to explore the beautiful Kathmandu valley. Our tour guide will take you to the beautiful places of Kathmandu valley for sightseeing. Where you will be visiting UNESCO world heritage sites: Pashupatinath Temple, Bauddhanath Stupa, and Bhaktapur Durbar-square, Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 03:Flight to Lukla (2835m/9324ft) 35 m, Phakding (2652m/8,700 ft) 3 / 4 hrs walkAfter having our breakfast at the hotel, we will take a short drive to the domestic terminal Airport for the flight to Lukla. Flight itself will be exciting because we are flying to Everest Region the world’s highest area, its 35 minutes mountain flight Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla, after landing at Lukla we will meet our rest of the staff for this trip who will be walking along entire the trip with us to make a pleasant and easy hike to the team. Our beautiful journey starts after the hot cup of tea at Lukla, in the beginning, we walk 20 minutes down hills to small Sherpa villages and walk gradually up to Ghat then we have another 2 hours easy and pleasant hike to Phakding, where we stay overnight at teahouse.
    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 04:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,340m/11,280ft) 6 /7 hrs walk.Our journey will start from Phakding after having our morning breakfast at Hotel, our journey to Namche is quite a long day for today, and we will be following the Dudh Koshi River up to valley crossing few beautiful suspension bridges and waterfalls walking through the historical Sherpa villages of Manjo (An entry point of Sagarmatha National park) and Jhorsalle (Lunch Camp), we will be walking continually up to Namche after Lunch at Jhorsalle village, it will be 2 hours walking through pine forest before we reach Namche we will enjoy seeing the highest mountain in the world (Everest) if not clouded by the time, after walking 20 minutes from this point finally we will reach to entry point of main town of Khumbu region Namche, overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 05:Rest and acclimatization.Today we will ascend into the thin air towards twin villages Khumjung and Khunde, this day will be most charming Sherpa villages in Khumbu region. Once you reach Everest View Lodge this Lodge built by Japanese people, you will be able to see the majestic landscape and it will be more appreciate the spectacular view of the Himalayas including two mountains above eight thousand meters high Mt.Evereat, Lots and othersTaubuche, Cholatse, Thamserku, Kwangde, Khandala and the gorgeous Ama Dablam. Then we will continue descending to Khumjung and we get good chance to visit the Hillary School in Khumjung, and 500 years old a monastery where "Yeti skull" has put since 1995. While we are descending to Namche after visiting these places here, we see the big yak farm on the way down to Namche, In Namche, we will visit the Sherpa Museum and traditional custom of Sherpa as well as mountain photo gallery, Overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 06:Trek to Tengboche (3,835m/12,835ft) 4/5 hrs walk. Today our pleasant hike starts after having our breakfast at Hotel in Namche with beautiful Namche view, after few steps up then we walk on flat level for 1 hours and we descend to PhunkeThata and stop for the lunch and we start to climb up to Tengboche, it’s an absolutely amazing to observe the mountains view of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama-Dablam, this evening, we will visit Tengbuche monastery which is one of the largest and popular monasteries of Khumbu region, Overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 07:Trek to Dingboche (4410m/ 4050 ft) 4/5 hrs walk.Today our journey head off towards the upper the alpine valley route passing through the breathtaking mountain villages of Sherpa, the trails will be following again the ridge bank of Dudkosi River, as we hike upper valley of Khumbu region we get breathtaking mountains view of surrounding snowcapped and legendary scenery. Reaching the Dingbuche village we get the spectacular view of many walls, stupas, yak pasture and outstanding snowcapped of Lhotse, Ama- Dablam, Island peak, and many other peaks. Dingboche it’s a place that surrounded by Himalaya Mountains, overnight stay at a lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 08:Trek to Chhukung (4740m/15570 ft): 3/ 4 hrs walk.Our short walk to Chukung will be much more pleasant crossing the water stream and prayer many walls along the Dudkosi River. Today’s short hike to Chukung is easy, we will be enjoying the magnificent mountain views of Ama-Dalam and Island peak also will be able to see the great Everest and Lhotse view. As we reaching Chukung we will take our lunch and put the luggage in our room then we might head off to Chhukung – Ri if you are interested. Chukung is a great spot to observe the spectacular and admirable Himalayas views of Lhotse, Island Pea, Thamserku, Amalapcha and Ama Dablam. Then we descend to Chhukung have some hot meals, overnight at Lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 09: Acclimatize day at ChhukungToday we are having our exploration and rest day at Chhukung village for a well cross to Kongma La Pass (5345 m). We will stay here while maintaining our physical structures and well prepared the food for the quite challenging hike tomorrow, it’s a place where we have some options to explore and acclimatize to adopt our buddy become much stronger in a way we might visit some places like Base of Ama-dam and ice lake etc, and come to our lodge and make sure about well prepared for the tomorrow, overnight at lodge included

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 10: Trek to Kongma La (5345m/18430t), then to Lobuche (4950m/16222 ft) 7/8 hrs walk.Today our exciting hike takes us through the rocky and desert areas with breathtaking views, the first steps will be quite challenging while climbing the uphills but its outstanding views to explore the numerous mountains. Our journey will be continually upper valley to Kongma La, as we reaching the top of Kongmaa La, we will be enjoying in seeing the magnificent mountains views of Everest region, Khumbu glacier which is world’s deepest glacier and the landscape, after the few minutes rest and photography on the top then we walk through the rocky path on the downhills to Labuche, which is about 4 hours walk and stay at Labuch overnight at Lobuche.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 11:Trek to Gorak Shep (5,180m/16,970ft),trek to Everest base Camp (5,364m/17,594ft), Gorak Shep 8/9 hrs walk.Today is our surprise day which we have been waiting for long time to reach world’ highest base camp, its very exciting day that to make me stand at Everest base camp, we will be head off after our breakfast at hotel and trail leads us through the moraine of the Khumbu glacier along the source of Dudkosi River, the views itself amazing no words to express how beautiful it is, about Nepal and fascinating mountain views. We can feel like touch every mountain from any angles of these areas. Our hiking goes up to the sharp trails to the top of Khumbu glacier, we could see the spectacular snowcapped and popular Kalapathar peak from our way to Gorkshep. As we reach Gorak Shep, we will be taking our hot meals and resting for a little bit and start continually hike further to Base camp after checking our luggage in our room at the hotel. Our walk go through the rocky trails and moraine trails over the top of Khumbu glacier, about 2 hours walk to Basecamp it’s a great time to celebrate and share our achievement each other, what can be more this this achievement in our life it’s a point where people want to come across, after few minutes spending the time we head back to Gorak Shep. Though the same path and stay overnight at Lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 12:Trek to Dzongla (4840m/15,860 ft.) 4/5 hrs walk.Today we will walk down to Dzongla on the right bank of Dudkosi River. Walking on the difference valley it becomes very peaceful and mind-blowing views around. It’s a stunning viewpoint that we could enjoy while walking on this path. We will see some beautiful icy lakes in this valley which makes us more enjoyable, Overnight at Lodge

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 13:Trek to ChoLa (5368m/17,611ft), Thangnak (4680m/15,350 ft.), Gokyo (4800m/15,580 ft.): 8/9 hrs walk. hrs.
    Today we will take our early breakfast at the hotel and get ready to walk for a long day with the picturesque sight of Cholatse. At the first steps, we climb latterly up on the moraines and streaming little lakes. As we hike further the elevation will be increased more. It’s a day again we have really beautiful scenery and mind-blowing views which make more worthy of the dedication and the motivation to carry on. After few hours climbing then we reach Cho La, The views are outstanding and breathtaking from the top. After having a while rest and photography together then we start to descend to the Ngozumpa Glacier; which is well known as the longest glacier of Nepal, continually walk further then we reach Thangnak and another 2/3 hours walk to Gokyo on the glacier and rocky path and we finally reach Gokyo which is a beautiful place village where we could see a breathtaking lake, we will be stayed ad hotel in Gokyo and Overnight stay at lodge seeing a beautiful lake from our lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 14:Acclimatization in Gokyo and hike to Gokyo Ri (5357m/17,575 ft) 2/3 hrs walk.Today we have a rest day after doing a pleasant hike to the Gokyo Ri and to enjoy the mesmerizing view of the Everest region, it’s a brilliant viewpoint to explore the whole Everest region. we will be seeing the beautiful lakes and spectacular mountains view including Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and many other fascinating peaks. After enjoying the stunning view of Everest region we go back to Gokyo and stay overnight at Lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 15:Trek to Renjo La (5360m/17580 ft.), Marlung (4210m/13,815 ft) 8/9 hrs walk.Our final highest cross takes us through the beautiful valley of Gokyo and Renjo. We will start after breakfast at the lodge, our walk will go up to Renjo La, and it takes us to get about 3/4 hours to reach Renjo La. The view is amazing from here, as we reach the top of Renjo Lawe will see the many breathtaking peaks like Everest, Lhotse Taboche and other sensational views of the Everest region. after some time on the top, we start the walk down hills and the trails lead us narrower and clogged with gain boulders to Lumde where we a get a hotel to buy the things. After short walk then we will reach Marlung, Overnight stay at the lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 16: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280ft) 5/6hrs walk.Today we follow the downhills to reach the Namche Bazaar, it’s a way that has been used for the trade to Tibet for the traders, the trail will be continually lead us through the valley of Same, Thame and Namche.overnight stay at Namche.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 17:Trek to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) 7/8 hrsToday we leave Namche bazaar from here the trail descends steeply downward along the Dud Kosi River and alpine forest so we need to walk slowly and being under control. We will cross the double bridges. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries the trail becomes more level and natural in the lowland area. We feel completely different views as we walking on downhills. We snap a mixture of open plains, rhododendron and pine forests, and in the distance snow covered peaks. We walk through the many walls and monastery on the way, impressive faith in Buddhism and culture of prayer stones and prayers flag while we walk through the villages and as we reach Lukla we have the final night in the mountain, so may enjoy here shopping or exploring this village, overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 18:Fly Lukla/Kathmandu 35minutes.Today we have the scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Kathmandu, then the short drive to a hotel. Then take a rest or shopping for family and friends. We have a farewell dinner at Thamel, overnight at hotels

Cost Includes

  • International and domestic Airport pick-up and drop by car.
  •  Three meals a day (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner with hot drinks) during the trek in Himalaya.
  • A highly experienced and knowledgeable English speaking guide.
  •  All Food, Accommodation, Insurance, and transportation for porter and guide.
  • Sagarmatha national park permit.
  • TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • 2 Nights tourist 3-star hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis including breakfast and bed (BB)
  • Trekking equipment such as Sleeping bag, down jacket etc. on return basic
  •  Exclusives First aids box.
  •  Trekking lodge (Tea House) throughout the trek.
  •  Assistant guide group size more than 4 people in a group.
  •  Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu both way flight ticket
  •  Farewell Dinner at typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance
  •  Porter service, 1 for 2 trekkers
  • All the government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
  • Extra drinks as alcoholic & non-alcoholic
  • Surplus luggage charges for domestic airport
  • Additional cost by out of management control due to the landscape, weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes and physical condition etc.
  • Personal expense such as snacks, laundry, telephone, wife, hot shower etc.
  • Travel insurance 
  • Tips for guide and porter

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Clients Reviews

  • Sam Wolfe
    Sam Wolfe
    United States Published: Monday, November 6, 2017

    Trip of a lifetime


    I have just returned from an amazing 21-day trek in Nepal. A friend and I trekked the 3 Passes, along with side trips to Khunde, Chukung Ri, Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar, Gokyo Ri and Gokyo Lakes. Months before the trip I had been in close contact with Dil Bahadur…Continue

  • Myresh murpi
    Myresh murpi
    Australia Published: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    Pemba Gurung is a very professional trekking guide he helped us everything very well!


    Tika Rai  is a very professional trekking guide he helped us everything very well! He has many years of experience for trekking and touring in Nepal, great communication skills and speaks excellent English. He took good care of me when I was sick; made sure I was safe and comfortable…Continue

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Trip Note

Personal Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is compulsory for all the Clients undertaking any activities. It will be provided adequate protection tour to cover personal injury, death, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue, and any kind of illness will be cover in the insurance package. Alpine Ramble strongly recommends you to buy an insurance package through a reliable insurance company in your city or country.

Health and Fitness requirement

Everest High Pass Trek is a challenging trekking destination of Everest region. It’s a popular trekking route for travelers who love to enjoy and explore the Himalayas and beautiful landscape on this planet. This trek basically starts from low land to high land as you are hiking in these areas than you have to be fit yourself. We mainly concern your physical fitness to complete the journey without any hassle.  Every day trek prefers about 4/5 hours in daylight. As you hiking up to the high altitude than you have to prepare by physically and mentality to be succeeding the trip, our provision is making your trip reliable and remarkable without any problems in every step to step with your wealth health. Our first priority is your safety and security entire the trip. you Should convenience yourself to take some pre-training course of the trek that would be easy, considering some physical exercise like jogging, running, climb stair-case, cycling, swimming and hitting gym etc.

Accommodation during the Trek

Accommodation in Kathmandu, you would be staying in best hotel basically on 3 stars, in twin-sharing basis. But Accommodations in trekking is simple and comfortable beds room with sharing a room, if you are single you get single bedroom as well with hygienic food, The Menu for food and accommodation have fixed by local management community.

Passport and Visa

Every client must have a veiled passport from return date with at 6-month prior validity in Nepalese consulate in your country or immigration office Tribhuvan airport in Kathmandu.

Meals and Drinking Water

In popular trekking areas like Annapurna, Everest, Langtang, and Manaslu have the menu system with different ethnic cuisines foods as well as western meals on the Menu; you could pick up any kinds of the meal as you like to have. But some places provide you typical Nepali meals which are different types of international meals. These are prepared by the local supplement. Every tourist Lodge has well-trained cook basically attention for clean, hygienic, fresh and nice testy foods. you even take hot chocolates; the variety of loaves of bread, the variety of drinks, and every lodge have safe drinking water or minerals bottles of water you could buy. If you buy water purification tablet from Kathmandu you can take water from a tap and purify by yourself this will be cheaper and help to control the plastic pollution as well.

Trekking Equipment

What you should carry before your departure on your trip.
a. Daypack up to 40 liters, Down Jacket, Seasons sleeping bag
b. Sun head or Gulf cap, Sunglasses, Headlamp or torchlight
c. Ear-muffs, Sun Lotions /Sun cream.
d. 1Pair liner gloves thin wool or synthetic.
e. 2Cotton t-shirts, 1Synthetic t-shirt. 
f. 2Long sleeve polyester or synthetic lightweight for sunny days. 
g. Zipper provides addition venting options which are good for changing temperatures. 
h. 1Soft shell jacket water & wind resist. 
i. 1Women swimming dress bathing in Hot spring. 
g. Inner cloths as you need

Lower Body-Legs. 
a. 1Pair nylon hiking short paints, 1Pair cotton paints.
b. 1Pair soft shell pants – synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.

a. 2Pair of loner socks, synthetic, 1Pairs woolen socks wearing on the evening and 1Pair light sports shoe.

b. Imodium or Pepto Bismo capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea. 
c. Diamox for altitude sickness. A guide will help you to take it.
d. 1Small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as moleskin, bands, Anti-infection ointments, etc. First Aid Kits. 
e. Alpine Ramble will provide you more medical for the trip.


The Everest High Pass Treks embrace the entire Everest region. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as we do. This area provides you blooming spectacular views of Himalayas and the trails along the lower valleys usually weave through fields. And reaching the upper valley seeing wild animals and excellent Mountain View,

Best Season

Best season is in spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) these months are the best time for this trip. The weather will be sunny and warm with outstanding scenery view. If you wish to avoid crowds this trip during in winter (Dec., Jan. and Feb.) could also be the best options.

Hotels in Kathmandu

Alpine Ramble will provide you standard level categories hotel services with breakfast. We also book the hotel according to your choices. Please let us know if you have any plans as per your choices to book the hotels like 5 stars categories: Hyatt Regency, Yak &Yeti, De’l Annapurna, The Everest Hotel, The Malla hotel, and any kind of hotels, we will be glad to assist according to your plans. 

Trip Start Dates and Cost

Alpine Ramble Treks Pvt.Ltd would like to customize your trip itinerary according to your time and budget. Please feel free to Contact us for your customized departure date. For more detail please email us info@alpineramble.com

Responsible for Tourism

Our experience field staffs/team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favor of the local culture and environment. We would like to follow the important role following the rules. 
a. please respect the local people and their laws, custom and their beliefs
b. please always ask your guides for permission before doing something in the local community. 
c. please support the keep environment clean, wherever you would travel and dispose of rubbish
d. please help the local community to encourage positive sides of tourism as long as possible.