Everest High Passes Trek

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 20 days
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 12+ years old
  • max group size 12
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Discover unique gems of the Khumbu region while trekking on Everest sidetrails
  • Cross three high passes in the Everest region: Kongma La, Cho La & Renjo La
  • Visit the remote and untouched Nangpa La Valley
  • Climb Kala Patthar and Gokyo Ri while touring the six Gokyo Lakes
Treks in the Everest region are one of the most popular in the world. However, it also makes it a crowded affair. On this 20-day Everest High Passes trek, take an exhilarating adventure in the Himalayas that not only includes popular Everest trails but also lets you discover unique gems of the Khumbu region.

On our trekking adventure, we cross three high passes in the region: Kongma La Pass (5,535 m/18,159 ft), Cho La Pass (5,420 m/17,782 ft) and Renjo La Pass (5,340 m/17,520 ft). We will also reach the Everest Base Camp, climb Kala Patthar and Gokyo Ri as well as tour the six Gokyo Lakes. This route also introduces trekkers to the remote and untouched Nangpa La Valley, the Sherpa village of Marlung and the monastery village of Thame.

Everest High Passes Trek is an ideal choice for true adventure seekers looking for a challenging trek in the Everest region of Nepal.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT HIMALAYAN GLACIER ADVENTURE AND TRAVEL COMPANY
5 - Excellent
Based on 23 reviews
  • Jaffar
  • On Oct 12 2017
5 - Excellent
Jaffar's review for another Himalayan Glacier Adventure and Travel Company tour
“Recently on Sept 17th to 29th 2017 we went to trekking at Mount Everest Base Camp, we had a wonderful 13 days trekking. It was a great experience with the help of the guide Suresh and dil. They both are great gentleman. The porter was so friendly. I missed those days . Thanks for great service.”
  • Rachel
  • From USA
  • On Apr 25 2021
5 - Excellent
Rachel's review for another Himalayan Glacier Adventure and Travel Company tour
“Four of us planned for the Everest base camp hike and we ended up choosing Himalayan Glacier to be our mountain guide. We had memories that will always remain close to our hearts. Comfortable night stays and lovely food all over and undoubtedly Shanker, the most charming, knowledgeable and funny guy ever. We will definitely book another trip in the Himalayas with you guys!”
  • Margit
  • From USA
  • On Apr 10 2021
5 - Excellent
Margit's review for another Himalayan Glacier Adventure and Travel Company tour
“I wanted to tick off Everest Base Camp Trek from my bucket list before my 32th birthday. And I did it just a day before I turned 32. Really thankful to Himalayan Glacier for arranging a birthday cake even in the mountains. Couldn't thank you guys enough. I will be coming back soon.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation
  • Day 3: Fly to Lukla; trek to Phakding
  • Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar: 11km
  • Day 5: Namche Bazaar: Rest and acclimatization
  • Day 6: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche: 10km
  • Day 7: Tengboche to Dingboche : 9km
  • Day 8: Dingboche: Acclimatization and rest
  • Day 9: Dingboche to Chhukung; climb Chhukung Ri: 14km
  • Day 10: Cross to Kongma La pass; trek to Lobuche: 10km
  • Day 11: Lobuche to Gorak Shep; visit Everest Base Camp: 13km
  • Day 12: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar to Lobuche: 7 km
  • Day 13: Lobuche to Dzongla: 6km
  • Day 14: Trek to Gokyo via Cho La pass: 6 km
  • Day 15: Rest day in Gokyo; climb Gokyo Ri
  • Day 16: Gokyo to Marlung via Renjo La Pass: 11 km
  • Day 17: Marlung to Namche Bazaar: 15 km
  • Day 18: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 19 km
  • Day 19: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Day 20: End of the tour
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 19 breakfasts, 16 lunches and 18 dinners
  • Airport pickups and drop-offs in a private vehicle
  • 4-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees to sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after the trek)
  • Himalayan Glacier’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • porter
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • International flights
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night's accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from the mountains (due to any reason other than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
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CANCELLATION

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.

Other Practical InformationPAYMENT A deposit of 30% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 60 days prior departure. For any bookings within 60 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking. TRAVEL INSURANCE It is a mandatory requirement for joining any of Himalayan Glacier’s trips that you possess all necessary and valid travel insurance that covers unanticipated comprehensive expenses such as medical issues, accidents, rescue & evacuation or other unseen natural calamities, including repatriation costs. Learn more about insurance coverage for different activities and the prominent insurance companies before you plan your trip. VISA Acquiring required visa(s) is the sole responsibility for every individual traveler before planning your Everest High Passes Trek as visa requirements may vary depending on the nationality of an individual traveler. For most nations, there is a visa on arrival provision in Nepal’s International Airport. However, we recommend that you check with your local consulates which represent the country you will be traveling to, as a part of this program as well as find more details about passport and visa requirements in Nepal. IS THIS TRIP RIGHT FOR YOU? ⚫ The trip involves a 20-day trek to Everest High Passes trek at an altitude of 18,193ft (5,545m). So, one needs to be in excellent fitness and sound health conditions for doing this trip. First time trekkers may require to do certain exercises and short day hikes prior doing this trek. Here is everything we need to know about this trek: Everest High Passes Trek FAQs - ⚫ The weather is very unpredictable up in the Himalayas, which can lead to delayed or canceled flights to or from Lukla, before or after our trip.So, it is always advisable that you have a few spare days considering the bad weather. ⚫ The teahouses in the mountains are the trekking lodges that we will be sleeping for the nights. They are very simple with only basic facilities, unless we don’t book for a luxury trip that provides more-than-basic lodges at all available places. Access to charging ports may incur an extra cost if we need to charge any of our electronic devices, and Wi-Fi may not be available at all locations or may be available and may cost extra. ⚫ Packing for this trip totally depends on the season we will be trekking. See the complete packing list here: Complete Everest Base Camp Trek Packing List - Himalayan Glacier. ⚫ On this trekking route and at the teahouses, we will encounter many other hikers or trekking groups. If you are seeking for a quieter trail with less travelers and wish to spend more time trekking through local communities rather than walking on more established routes, check our Langtang, Gosaikunda&Helambu Trek, Khopra Ridge Community Trek, or Nar Phu Valley Trek. COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES We operate this trekking trip by containing the following COVID-19 safety protocols: ⚫ This trip abides to all the updated safety guidelines for travelers, as issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the local authorities. ⚫ The tour will be operated by adopting COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardized protocols. ⚫ A group will be limited to not more than 6 trekkers, for now, with concerns about COVID-19 safety for all travelers. ⚫ We have prioritized hygiene protocols on the entire trip encouraging travelers to mask up, wash hands regularly, sanitize and practice physical distancing as much as possible. FOR SOLO TRAVELERS We do not guarantee to provide a twin-sharing room for solo travelers as it may not always be available. However, we will try to accommodate you in one, unless you don’t request for either a single room, wherever feasible. A single supplementary charge may be applicable if you are traveling solo and you are the only person in the group. If you have opted for twin-sharing room during the booking process but the option is not available, we will get back to you after you complete booking your trip. COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES We operate this trekking trip by containing the following COVID-19 safety protocols: ⚫ This trip abides to all the updated safety guidelines for travelers, as issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the local authorities. ⚫ Solo or small group tours will be operated by adopting COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardized protocols. ⚫ To keep our visitors safe on this tour, we have implemented several COVID-19 distancing measures. ⚫ We have prioritized hygiene protocols on the entire trip encouraging travelers to mask up, wash hands regularly, sanitize and practice physical distancing as much as possible.
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • How does it work with a porter?

    Generally, the porter will pick up the baggage in the morning and drop it at the hotel in the evening. You will not always be walking with your porter or have access to your bag during the day, while trekking. 

  • Is a visa on arrival available?

    Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.

     

  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    In response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. Please check the government travel pages and advisories of your home country and the official website of the Nepal Tourism board here.

  • What happens if someone gets altitude sickness, does the rest of the group continue on?

    It depends on the situation. Sometimes, altitude sickness can be treated and the trekker may wish to continue. If not, the rest of the group can continue on if they want and the sick person can descend.

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