Everest High Pass Trek
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Everest High Pass Trek

Are you ready to embark on a journey that will test your limits and reward you with breathtaking views and unforgettable memories? If you're seeking the thrill of a lifetime, look no further than our Everest High Pass Trek package!  Don't miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to explore the world's highest mountain range. Make your dreams a reality and create stories that will last a lifetime.

Trip Duration:

17 days

Trekking area:

Everest Region

Cost of trekking:

1600

Group Size:

2-16

Maximum altitude:

5164

Best Season:

March to May/ September to November

Transportation:

by private vehicle and on plane

Trekking grade:

good

Trek Start from:

Lukla

Trek End at:

Lukla

Mode of Trek:

challenging

Overview of Everest High Pass Trek

Everest High pass trek is one of the most challenging, thrilling and appreciated trekking trail in the Everest region of Nepal. Everest High Pass trek is designed to satisfy all those adventure junkies who are keen on crossing high pass which are not associated to any technical climbing. the trek includes crossing of Knogma La pass(5535m), Cho La pass(5420m) and Renjo La pass(5446m) which is further linked with the five major valleys in the Everest region. Everest High Pass trek is combined with ascents of Kala Patthar(5545m) and Gokyo Peak(5350m) giving the ultimate adrenaline rushing Everest experience in the Khumbu region. Magical view of Everest along with many other peaks welcomes you in every nooks and corners of the trail.  The climb to Chukking Ri(5546m), Kala Patthar(5545m), Everest Base Camp(5364m) and Gokyo Peak(5350m) are the part of Everest high pass trek and serve as the fabulous view point.

Everest High Pass Trek starts with a scenic Himalayan airstrip from Kathmandu to Lukla.  From Lukla we will follow the classic Everest trail which lead us to Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche and ultimately to Kongma La pass which is surrounded by the surreal of Ama Dablam, Makalu, Lhotse and Nuptse. From Kongma La pass we will walk down to Khumbu glacier and then climb to Kala Patthar to witness the magical, miraculous and awe inspiring view of Everest along with other Himalayan grandeur. From here we traverse to the glaciated Cho La pass to Gokyo where we climb Gokyo Ri to enjoy the excellent Himalayan vista of Everest and Cho Oyu in the Tibetan border. Continuing further we descend to west across the Renjo La pass with Everest in the backdrop. After that we will enter the Bhote Koshi valley where we will be walking along the alpine meadows to Thame. From Thame we will trek to Namche and then to Lukla where we will catch our flight back to Kathmandu.

Trekking Highlights:

Three High Mountain Passes: This trek takes you across three high mountain passes - Kongma La, Cho La, and Renjo La, each offering stunning panoramas of the Everest region.

Remote and Untouched Landscapes: Explore remote, pristine landscapes, and get a glimpse of traditional Sherpa villages, monasteries, and the local way of life.

 Iconic Everest Base Camp: Visit the iconic Everest Base Camp, the starting point for many successful Everest expeditions, and feel the presence of legends who conquered the world's highest peak.

 Photography Paradise: Capture jaw-dropping views of towering peaks, hanging glaciers, and the turquoise Gokyo Lakes that will leave your friends and family in awe.

Challenging Adventure: Test your trekking skills with challenging terrain, high-altitude hiking, and thrilling descents that will push you to your limits.

 Experienced Guide and Porter: Our seasoned guides and porters are your dependable companions throughout the journey, ensuring your safety, comfort, and a seamless experience.

This unforgettable trek is not just about conquering the Everest region; it's about embracing the spirit of adventure, making new friends, and connecting with the Himalayas in a profound way.

Don't miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to explore the world's highest mountain range. Make your dreams a reality and create stories that will last a lifetime.

FLYING TO LUKLA – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Flying to Lukla.

The most adventures journey of the world has an adventurous gateway. Almost all of the treks in Everest Region begin with an exciting flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing-Hillary airport Lukla. The flight is short, scenic, exciting and adventurous. On the other hand this short flight takes your breath out, flying out from the TIA it directly lands on a small airstrip over an isolated mountain valley tucked in between the mountains of Khumbu region also known as world’s most dangerous airport in just 40 minutes approx.

Since, there is no road transportation; the Flight to Lukla is the sole vehicle approach to Everest Region. The market here can be possible only by Flight or several days of walking. Thus, Lukla Airport is a hub for all the local people and trekkers in the Everest Region.

Tenzing-Hillary Airport Lukla

Tenzing-Hillary Airport Lukla or Lukla Airport stands at an altitude of 2845m above the sea level. The Route to Lukla airport from Kathmandu is short but it is often it is interrupted by unpredictable weather conditions which causes delay and flight cancellation. The flight to Lukla offers you with most amazing view of the mountains and picturesque landscapes of Everest Region passing over interconnected mountain ranges of Nepal.

History of Tenzing-Hillary Airport Lukla

The Tenzing Hillary Airport was called Lukla Airport until 2008. The airport was meant to be built in the flat farmlands but the villagers refused to give their lands and thus, the airport was built at its current position in 1964 under the supervision of Edmund Hillary. Hillary bought the land from local Sherpa’s for US$2,650 and involved them in building the facilities. Because Hillary was unhappy with the runway's soil resistance, and he made a solution was to buy local liquor for the Sherpa’s and asked them to perform a foot-stomping dance to flatten the land that served as the runway. The runway was not paved until 2001.  The airport was renamed as Tenzing-Hillary Airport in January 2008 in the honor of Sherpa Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary to mark their efforts in the construction of airport and celebrate their victory of being the first people to successfully climb Mt.Everest.

Is the flight to Lukla Safe?

Having had a reputation of being the most dangerous airport in this could be injustice to say the flight to Lukla is completely safe. The Lukla airport is said the world’s most dangerous airport because of its difficult topography and small airstrips. However, it is one of the busiest domestic airports of Nepal and flying there is pretty safe. The aviation officials and airlines of Nepal have become stricter on the acceptable flight conditions and regulations for aircraft making the journey to Lukla. The airlines and officials have been more concise regarding passenger safety and safely landing of the aircrafts.

During peak tourist seasons about 20 or 30 aircraft land in Lukla every day and almost all of the trekkers who visit the Everest Region annually fly into Lukla. Due to the difficulties of successfully landing at the airport, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal sets high standards, for which only experienced pilots, who completed at least 100 short-takeoff-and-landing (STOL) missions, have over one year of STOL experience in Nepal and completed ten missions into Lukla with a certified instructor pilot, are allowed to land at the airport.

Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd has been organizing Everest Trekking since its starting. Each year several trekking groups trek to Everest Region from our company and we highly focus on giving either first or second flight to our guests. The first or second flight to Lukla is more stable, safer and has better visibility. For this, we request our customer to send their deposits and information as early as possible.

Planning for Delays at Lukla

Lukla Airport is situated on a wonderful valley surrounded by high mountains. Landing and taking off from Lukla is considered to be difficult and technical. Therefore, Lukla is considered as the most dangerous airstrips in the world.

We request our customers to schedule some extra days at the end of the trip; this gives you flexibility with your trekking itinerary in case of any weather delays. It will be better if you have at least three extra days other than your trek schedule.

Twin Otter and Dornier planes are the primary mode of transport to and from the airstrip at Lukla. This service is fairly dependable. However, if flight to and from Lukla are cancelled in case of bad weather conditions in Everest region, we can help you charter a helicopter upon your request to ensure you are on schedule for your trip and international flight connections. The helicopter charge is to be paid by the passengers themselves and can be reimbursed from their travel insurance later. The helicopter charges USD 2,500 to USD 3,000 per helicopter. The helicopter can carry up to 4 to 6 passengers at a time and the cost can be shared among the passengers. The company can help by providing necessary documents required to claim the amount from insurance company. 

The payment for helicopter must be paid at time of service by participant. US dollars cash or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards, and American Express) are accepted for helicopter transport. Any card payment requires a 4% bank fee, which goes directly to the bank.

The helicopter can fly if the visibility is 1500m or greater, while the twin otter and Dornier planes can fly if the visibility is 5000m or greater, as per Nepal’s Civil Aviation rules. If the weather is extreme and the visibility is lesser than 1,500m helicopters cannot be operated. In such case we will reschedule your flight for next day depending on the availability. If this situation keeps on getting repeated for many days then we will provide you with the alternative trek options.

What About Luggage Delays at Lukla?

Luggage Delays in Lukla are very rare .However it is not impossible and your luggage can be shifted to another flight or delayed by the airline. We suggest you to keep all your valuables and important things that you might need on an urgent basis like medicines or any other things to keep in your hand carry. Although, luggage misplaced or delays by the airlines are out of our control we will try our best to get your gears on the trial.
 

What about Helicopters to Lukla?

The helicopter can fly if the visibility is 1500m or greater, while the twin otter and Dornier planes can fly if the visibility is 5000m or greater, as per Nepal’s Civil Aviation rules. If the weather is extreme and the visibility is lesser than 1,500m helicopters cannot be operated.

We can help you charter a helicopter upon your request to ensure you are on schedule for your trip and international flight connections. The helicopter charge is to be paid by the passengers themselves and can be reimbursed from their travel insurance later.

How Much Does the Lukla Helicopter Cost?

The helicopter charges USD 2,500 to USD 3,000 per helicopter. The helicopter can carry up to 4 to 6 passengers at a time and the cost can be shared among the passengers. The company can help by providing necessary documents required to claim the amount from insurance company. 

The payment for helicopter must be paid at time of service by participant. US dollars cash or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards, and American Express) are accepted for helicopter transport. Any card payment requires a 4% bank fee, which goes directly to the bank.

What are the options to get back to Kathmandu when the Lukla flights are canceled?


Since, flight delays are very common in Lukla the best idea is to have some extra days and wait for the flight. However, you can also look for the following options as well.

Trekking from Jiri

One option to get back to Kathmandu if the flight gets delayed is to trek back via Jiri. The trek via Jiri is the original route used by Sir Edmund Hillary in his Everest Expedition and it was the only gate way to this region until the Tenzing Hillary Airport was built. You can reach to Kathmandu after trekking about 5 days and a long bus ride.

Hike out to Salleri

After trekking about two days from Lukla you will reach Salleri from here you can to get a jeep to Kathmandu. After a long drive of about 10 to 12 hours you will reach to Kathmandu.

Helicopter to Paphlu

Phaplu isan airstrip lower in the valley close to Salleri. If helicopters are limited in availability they may only be available to shuttle guests to Phaplu. You can also get a jeep from Phaplu. It takes about 2-3 days to reach to Phaplu from Lukla.

Helicopter to Surkhe

It takes about an hour or half from Lukla to reach Surkhe. It is a small village below Lukla where helicopters sometimes land as the visibility is better.

Will Travel Insurance Cover Flight Delays to Lukla?
Make sure your travel insurance covers “trip interruption” that is a result of a rescheduled or canceled flight and will reimburse you for missed international connections or extra travel expenses. Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd can help you to provide the necessary documents for your insurance company to make a claim. It is better to see exactly what your policy covers before you arrive in Nepal.

Why Travel to Lukla with Actual Adventure

With Several years of experience of organizing Everest Trekking we can assure the following things while travelling with us.

We book the flights immediately after getting your deposits and passport copies. We prioritize on giving the early flights to our customers as far as possible. Since there is less chance of getting flight delay on the first or second flights to Lukla. We make sure the flights are booked before your arrival.

As an established Travel Agency we have higher priority than independent trekkers or independent guides when it comes to rebooking if your flight is delayed or canceled.

We provide pick-up and drop facilitates and take care of our customers need during their stay in Nepal with us. So you will not need to worry about anything while you are travelling with us. We work on providing a better travel experience to our valuable customers. 

 

Book your place now and secure your spot on the Everest High Pass Trek. Contact us today to embark on this epic adventure. Let's make it happen together! 

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Join us for a trek that will redefine your limits and leave you with a profound sense of accomplishment. The Himalayas are calling, and your adventure awaits!

Everest High Pass Trek Itinerary
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Your adventure begins with a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a small town in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The flight to Lukla is a highlight in itself, offering breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks, including Mount Everest. The flight takes approximately 30 minutes, during which you'll soar above the rolling hills and gradually approach the mountainous terrain.

Arrival at Lukla

Upon landing at Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla (2860 meters above sea level), you'll be greeted by the crisp mountain air and the dramatic landscape of the Everest region. 

 Trek to Phakding:

After landing in Lukla, your trekking adventure officially begins. You'll meet your trekking guide and, depending on your arrival time, may have a brief stop in Lukla for refreshments or to prepare your gear. Ensure that you have your permits and documents ready, as this is a checkpoint for entering the Sagarmatha National Park.

The trail descends gently as you leave Lukla, offering your first taste of the stunning mountain scenery. You'll also encounter numerous mani stones, chortens, and prayer flags that are an integral part of the region's Buddhist culture.

You'll walk alongside the Dudh Koshi River, with several suspension bridges to cross, adding an exciting element to your trek. These bridges swing gently as you cross, providing a taste of the adventure to come.

Arrival in Phakding:

After approximately 4-5 hours of trekking, you'll arrive at the picturesque village of Phakding (2610 meters), your destination for the day.

Dinner and Overnight stay in Phakding:

Upon reaching Phakding, you can relax, enjoy a warm meal, and immerse yourself in the serene mountain atmosphere. This first day's trek is relatively easy, designed to help you acclimatize gradually to the increasing altitude. It's a perfect start to your Everest Base Camp trek.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
2860

Early Start:
You'll start your day with an early breakfast in Phakding and prepare your gear for the day's trek. The trail from Phakding to Namche Bazaar takes approximately 5-6 hours, so it's essential to start early to make the most of your time.

Trek to Namche Bazaar:
The trail ascends gradually along the Dudh Koshi River, crossing it several times via suspension bridges. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to glimpse the snow-capped peaks in the distance.

Lunch in Jorsale Village:
After a few hours of trekking, you'll reach the village of Jorsale (2740 meters). It's a common resting point where trekkers often stop for lunch. Here, you'll need to show your trekking permits as you enter the Sagarmatha National Park, which is a protected area.

Challenging Ascent:
The trail becomes steeper as you continue your journey beyond Jorsale. You'll need to cross the Hillary Suspension Bridge, an iconic landmark named after Sir Edmund Hillary. As you cross, you'll be greeted by prayer flags fluttering in the wind.

The 'Gateway' to Namche:
The final and most challenging stretch of the day's trek takes you to Namche Bazaar. The trail continues to ascend, and you'll gradually gain altitude.

Arrival in Namche Bazaar:
Namche Bazaar (3440 meters) is the largest village in the Khumbu region and serves as the central hub for trekkers and climbers. The village is a vibrant and lively place, with a bustling market, numerous teahouses, restaurants, and shops. 

Acclimatization:
Since you've gained significant altitude, we will stay at Namche one more days.

Dinner and Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar:
You'll stay overnight in one of the tea houses or lodges in Namche Bazaar. These accommodations offer a cozy atmosphere and a warm dining area, where you can enjoy a hearty meal and share stories with fellow trekkers.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
3440

Leisurely Morning:
You'll start the day with a leisurely breakfast in your tea house or lodge in Namche Bazaar. Enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding mountains, including Kongde Ri and Thamserku, right from the village.

Exploration of Namche:

After breakfast, you have the whole day to explore the vibrant and bustling village of Namche Bazaar. There are several activities and places to visit, including:

Sherpa Culture Museum:

Visit the Sherpa Culture Museum to gain insight into the culture, history, and traditions of the Sherpa people.

Khunde Hospital:

If you're interested in medical facilities in the region, you can take a short walk to the nearby Khunde Hospital, founded by Sir Edmund Hillary.

Everest View Point:

Hike up to the Everest View Point, a short trek from Namche that offers stunning panoramic views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and other peaks. This provides a taste of the breathtaking scenery you'll encounter on your journey.

Namche Bazaar Market:

Explore the local market, where you can shop for souvenirs, trekking gear, and local handicrafts. It's also a great place to interact with the friendly Sherpa people.


Acclimatization Hike:

To further assist in your acclimatization, you can take a short hike to a higher altitude during the day. One common acclimatization hike is to visit the small villages of Khumjung and Khunde.  You can also visit the Khumjung Monastery and see the famous "Yeti" scalp.

Rest and Hydration:

Throughout the day, it's essential to stay well-hydrated. Drink plenty of fluids, such as herbal teas, hot water, or the local Sherpa salt-butter tea known as "Sherpa tea." Rest and relax to allow your body to adjust to the altitude.

Dinner and Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar:

In the evening, you can return to your tea house or lodge and enjoy a warm, hearty meal. As the night falls, it's important to get a good night's sleep to prepare for the next day's trek. 

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
3440

Early Start:
Start your day early in Namche Bazaar with a nourishing breakfast to fuel your body for the trek ahead. It's important to start early to maximize daylight hours.

Departure from Namche:
Leaving Namche Bazaar, you'll follow the trail that leads north, offering you views of Kongde Ri and other nearby peaks. The trail initially descends to the Dudh Koshi River, which you'll cross via a suspension bridge.

Ascent to Tengboche:
After crossing the river, the trail begins to ascend gradually, leading you to the sacred village of Tengboche (3860 meters). Here, you'll find the famous Tengboche Monastery, one of the most important monasteries in the Khumbu region. 

Descending to Deboche:
From Tengboche, the trail descends through rhododendron and pine forests to the village of Deboche (3820 meters). You'll pass by charming lodges and tea houses, where you can rest and have a warm meal.
Continuing your journey, you'll gradually ascend again, entering the picturesque Imja Valley. 

 Arrival in Pangboche:
After several hours of trekking, you'll arrive in the beautiful village of Pangboche (3985 meters). Pangboche is known for its serene atmosphere and offers excellent views of the surrounding peaks.

Overnight Stay:
You'll spend the night in one of the local tea houses or lodges in Pangboche. These accommodations are cozy and welcoming, offering basic amenities and hearty meals to replenish your energy after the day's challenging trek.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge

Early Morning Start:
Begin your day with an early morning breakfast in Pangboche. It's essential to fuel up as you'll be embarking on a long and challenging trek to Chhukung.

Departure from Pangboche:
Leaving Pangboche, you'll continue your trek in a northerly direction, following the Imja River. The trail initially descends to the river, which you'll cross on a suspension bridge.

Ascent to Upper Pangboche:
After crossing the river, the trail starts to ascend gradually. As you make your way up, you'll enjoy spectacular views of Ama Dablam and the surrounding Himalayan peaks.

Scenic Walk to Somare:
The trail then takes you through a juniper and rhododendron forest as you make your way towards the village of Somare. You'll have opportunities to spot wildlife in this pristine environment.

Lunch Break:
Upon reaching Somare, you can stop for lunch at one of the teahouses or lodges. It's a great opportunity to rest and refuel before continuing the trek.

Final Ascent to Chhukung:
After lunch, you'll continue your ascent towards Chhukung. The trail can be steep and challenging, but the rewarding views of the surrounding peaks are well worth the effort. You'll approach the tree line and enter the barren alpine landscape as you get closer to Chhukung.

Arrival in Chhukung:
You'll arrive in Chhukung (about 4,730 meters), a small and remote village nestled in the heart of the mountains. The village offers magnificent views of Island Peak, Lhotse, and Nuptse.

Overnight Stay:
You'll spend the night in one of the teahouses or lodges in Chhukung. The accommodations here are basic but comfortable, and you can enjoy a warm meal and a cozy atmosphere.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
3985

Early Start:
Begin your day very early in Chhukung with a hearty breakfast. It's crucial to start before dawn to maximize your time on the pass and to avoid any potential afternoon weather changes that might make the crossing more difficult.

Departure from Chhukung:
Leaving Chhukung, you'll start your journey towards Kongma La Pass. The path takes you through a rocky and barren landscape, and you'll gradually ascend as you make your way towards the pass.

Kongma La Pass Ascent:
The ascent to Kongma La Pass is challenging and steep. You'll climb scree slopes, making your way up to the pass. Along the way, enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, including Makalu and Ama Dablam.

Kongma La Pass (5171 m):
Once you reach Kongma La Pass, you'll be rewarded with some of the most spectacular mountain vistas in the Everest region. Take a moment to savor the 360-degree views of the Himalayan giants, including Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and more.

Descent to Lobuche:
After spending some time at the pass and capturing memories with your camera, you'll begin the descent towards Lobuche. The descent can be challenging, as the trail is steep and rocky. Trekking poles can be very helpful on this section.

Lobuche (4940 m):
You'll arrive in Lobuche, a small settlement situated in a glacial valley. The village is surrounded by stunning peaks and is a common stopover for trekkers en route to Everest Base Camp. Your accommodations for the night will be in a local teahouse or lodge.

Dinner and Overnight stay in Lobuche:
Once you've settled in Lobuche, it's important to rest and recover after the strenuous day. Hydrate, enjoy a hot meal, and take time to acclimatize.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
5171

Morning Departure:
Begin your day in Lobuche with an early morning start, savoring a hearty breakfast. You'll need to dress warmly, as the high altitude and early morning temperatures can be quite chilly.

Departure from Lobuche:
The trail from Lobuche to Gorakshep begins with a gradual ascent through the rocky moraine of the Khumbu Glacier.

Arrival in Gorakshep:
After approximately 2-3 hours of trekking, you'll reach Gorakshep (5164 meters). This will be your base for both your trek to Everest Base Camp and your overnight stay after the visit.

Short Break in Gorakshep:
Upon arrival in Gorakshep, you can have a rest and enjoy lunch at one of the teahouses. It's a good idea to hydrate and have a meal to ensure you have the energy for your visit to Everest Base Camp.

Trek to Everest Base Camp:
After a short break, you'll embark on the 2-3 hour trek to Everest Base Camp (5364 meters). The trail leads you across the rocky and glacial terrain of the Khumbu Glacier. You'll pass by massive ice formations and enjoy stunning views of the Khumbu Icefall, a breathtaking sight.

Arrival at Everest Base Camp:
Reaching Everest Base Camp is a momentous occasion. You'll have the opportunity to take in the incredible surroundings and witness the climbers' preparations for their ascent to the summit. On a clear day, the views of the Everest massif are awe-inspiring. Don't forget to capture photos to commemorate your achievement.

Return to Gorakshep:
After your visit to Everest Base Camp, you'll retrace your steps back to Gorakshep, which should take about 2 hours. This is where you'll spend the night.

Rest and Recovery in Gorakshep:
Upon your return to Gorakshep, it's essential to rest and recover. You can savor a warm meal and enjoy the camaraderie of other trekkers who have also completed the journey. The night at Gorakshep offers a sense of accomplishment and an opportunity to reflect on your adventure so far.

 

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
5364

Pre-Dawn Start

 The day begins with a pre-dawn start. Dress warmly in layers, as it can be extremely cold in the early morning at high altitudes. Ensure you have a headlamp or flashlight to light your way in the dark.

Hike to Kala Patthar:

The hike to Kala Patthar (5,644 meters) from Gorakshep is relatively short but steep, taking approximately 1-2 hours to ascend. The trail is rocky and challenging, but your efforts will be richly rewarded. As you reach the summit, you'll be treated to one of the most incredible views in the world, with the first rays of the sun illuminating Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and countless other peaks.

Explore Surrounding Peaks:

After taking in the sunrise view from Kala Patthar, explore the surrounding area and take more photos. You'll have a 360-degree panorama of the entire Everest region, and on a clear day, the sight is simply unforgettable.

Descent to Gorakshep:

Descend from Kala Patthar to Gorakshep, which should take around 1 hour. Once back in Gorakshep, you can enjoy a well-deserved breakfast or brunch.

Return to Lobuche:

After reenergizing in Gorakshep, begin your descent towards Lobuche. The trail retraces your steps from the previous day, taking you through the rocky moraine and along the Khumbu Glacier. The trek from Gorakshep to Lobuche typically takes 4-5 hours.

Overnight Stay in Lobuche:

Upon your return to Lobuche, you can relax, recharge, and celebrate the amazing sunrise experience you had on Kala Patthar. You'll spend the night in one of the local teahouses or lodges, with well-earned rest.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
5644

Morning Start:
Begin your day in Lobuche with a good breakfast and prepare for another day of trekking. The trek from Lobuche to Dzongla typically takes around 4-5 hours.

Departure from Lobuche:
Leaving Lobuche, you'll follow the well-trodden path towards Dzongla. The route takes you through a stark and barren landscape with beautiful views of the surrounding peaks.

Traverse the Khumbu Glacier:
As you make your way across the Khumbu Glacier, you'll notice the glacial moraine and rocky terrain. Trekking poles can be useful for stability in this type of terrain.

Ascend to a High Point:
The trail involves an ascent to a higher point along the way, gradually taking you to Dzongla's elevation of 4830 meters. The views from this vantage point are stunning, with the peaks of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, and Tawache dominating the skyline.

Arrival in Dzongla:
After a few hours of trekking, you'll arrive in the picturesque village of Dzongla. You'll find teahouses and lodges where you can rest for the night.

Rest and Recovery:
Upon arrival in Dzongla, take some time to rest and recover. Hydrate well and enjoy a warm meal in one of the local teahouses. The cozy atmosphere of these lodges provides a welcome respite after a day of trekking.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
4830

Early Morning Start:

Begin your day with an early start in Dzongla. Make sure you're well-prepared with warm clothing, as the high-altitude temperatures can be quite chilly, especially in the morning.

Departure from Dzongla:

Leaving Dzongla, you'll follow the trail that leads towards Cho La Pass. The initial part of the trail involves a gradual ascent.

Ascend to Cho La Pass:

As you continue upward, you'll soon encounter the challenging ascent to Cho La Pass. The climb becomes steeper as you approach the pass, and the terrain becomes rocky and icy, especially in colder months. Be cautious and take your time, as safety is paramount.

Cho La Pass (5420 m):

Reaching Cho La Pass is an incredible achievement. You'll be surrounded by towering peaks and majestic glaciers. The pass provides a 360-degree view of the Himalayas and offers a sense of accomplishment that's hard to put into words.

Descent to Thangnak:

Descending from Cho La Pass can be equally challenging. The trail is steep and rocky as you make your way down to the village of Thangnak (4,700 meters). Care and caution are crucial on the descent.

Arrival in Thangnak:

Once you arrive in Thangnak, you'll be greeted by a more serene and quieter atmosphere compared to the pass. The village is located in a glacial valley, surrounded by breathtaking mountain scenery. Teahouses and lodges in Thangnak offer a warm and welcoming environment.

Rest and Recovery:

Take some time to rest, recover, and enjoy a warm meal in one of the local teahouses. After a challenging day on the trail, you'll appreciate the comfort and hospitality of these lodges.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
4930

 Morning Departure:
Start your day with an early morning breakfast in Thangnak. Ensure you have enough warm clothing as the temperatures can be quite cool, even during the daytime, at this high altitude.

Departure from Thangnak:
Leaving Thangnak, you'll follow the well-marked trail that heads towards Gokyo. The initial part of the trail involves a gentle ascent, and you'll cross a few small streams on the way.

Views of Ngozumpa Glacier:
As you continue your trek, you'll be treated to panoramic views of the Ngozumpa Glacier, one of the largest glaciers in the Himalayas. The glacier stretches for miles and creates a dramatic backdrop for your hike.

Arrival in Gokyo:
After approximately 4-5 hours of trekking, you'll arrive in the picturesque village of Gokyo (4,750 meters). The village is situated on the banks of the beautiful Gokyo Lakes and is surrounded by towering peaks, including Gokyo Ri. The village offers teahouses and lodges for your overnight stay.

Dinner and Overnight stay in Gokyo:
Upon arrival in Gokyo, take some time to rest and recover from the day's trek. The village's serene atmosphere and the sound of the lakes create a tranquil environment. Enjoy a warm meal in one of the local teahouses and savor the feeling of being surrounded by the high mountains.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
4750

 Early Morning Start:
Your day begins with an early morning start in Gokyo. The clear morning air and mild temperatures are perfect for your adventure. Be sure to dress in layers to stay warm, especially at higher altitudes.

Ascent to Gokyo Ri (5,357 meters):
The climb to Gokyo Ri is a challenging but incredibly rewarding one. The trail is steep and rocky, taking you to an elevation of 5,357 meters. You'll gain altitude quickly, but the panoramic views from the summit are absolutely worth the effort. From Gokyo Ri, you'll be treated to unparalleled vistas of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and more. The Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in the Himalayas, and the Gokyo Lakes glisten below.

Descent to Gokyo:
After taking your time to soak in the awe-inspiring views and capture photographs, descend back to Gokyo. The descent usually takes less time than the ascent.

Visit the Gokyo Lakes (4,700 meters):
In the afternoon, explore the serene Gokyo Lakes, situated at a lower elevation than Gokyo Ri. These pristine lakes are known for their crystal-clear waters and mirror-like reflections of the surrounding peaks. Take a leisurely stroll around the lakes and embrace the tranquility of the area.

Dinner and Overnight stay in Gokyo:
Spend the remainder of your acclimatization day in Gokyo by resting, rehydrating, and reveling in the peaceful atmosphere of the village. Engage with fellow trekkers, share stories of your adventure, and perhaps spend a relaxing evening by the fireside in one of the cozy teahouses.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
4750

Early Morning Start:
Start your day early in Gokyo, savoring breakfast before beginning your trek. It's crucial to begin early to maximize daylight hours for the challenging pass crossing.

Departure from Gokyo:
Leaving Gokyo, you'll follow the trail leading towards Renjo La Pass. The initial part of the trail involves a gentle ascent along the Dudh Pokhari (Gokyo Lake). Enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

Ascent to Renjo La Pass:
As you ascend higher, the terrain becomes more rugged, and the climb becomes steeper. The trail to Renjo La Pass is rocky and challenging, but the sweeping views are utterly worth the effort. The pass offers a unique perspective on the Himalayan landscape.

Renjo La Pass (5,345 m):
Reaching Renjo La Pass is an exhilarating achievement. You'll be surrounded by towering peaks and breathtaking glaciers. Take your time to soak in the stunning panoramic views, which extend all the way to the Rolwaling Range.

Descent to Lungdeng:
The descent from Renjo La Pass to Lungdeng is equally challenging. The trail is steep and rocky, so exercise caution while making your way down. Trekking poles can be very helpful in maintaining balance and stability.

Arrival in Lungdeng:
After a long and challenging day, you'll arrive in Lungdeng (4,200 meters), a small and remote village nestled amidst the mountains. The village offers basic teahouses and lodges for your overnight stay.

Dinner and Overnight stay in Lungdeng:
Upon arrival in Lungdeng, take time to rest and recover from the strenuous trek. Hydrate well and enjoy a warm meal in one of the local teahouses. The cozy atmosphere of these lodges is a welcome respite after a challenging day on the trail.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
5345

Morning Start:
Begin your day with an early morning start in Lungdeng. Fuel up with a hearty breakfast, as the trek to Thame typically takes around 4-5 hours.

Departure from Lungdeng:
Leaving Lungdeng, you'll follow the trail that heads towards Thame. The initial part of the trail may involve a gradual descent.

Enjoy the Scenic Route:
As you make your way along the trail, you'll be treated to serene and scenic views of the surrounding landscapes. The hike takes you through alpine terrain, past herding areas, and offers glimpses of local flora and fauna.

Arrival in Thame:
After a few hours of trekking, you'll arrive in Thame (3,800 meters), a picturesque Sherpa village with a rich cultural heritage. Thame is well-known for its monasteries, traditional architecture, and as the hometown of many legendary Sherpa climbers.

Cultural Exploration:
You can explore the historic Thame Monastery, which is a focal point of the village and plays an important role in the religious and cultural life of the Sherpa community.

Rest and Recovery:
Upon arrival in Thame, take some time to rest and recover from the trek. Enjoy a warm meal in one of the local teahouses and soak in the ambiance of the village.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
3800

Morning Start:
Begin your day with an early morning start in Thame. Enjoy a hearty breakfast before setting out on the trail.

 Departure from Thame:
Leaving Thame, you'll follow the familiar trail that leads to Namche Bazaar. As you descend, you'll pass through a mix of landscapes, including open pastures, dense forests, and river valleys.

Revisiting Familiar Sights:
While retracing your steps, take the time to revisit and appreciate the beautiful sights you encountered during your initial journey to Thame. 

Arrival in Namche Bazaar:
After approximately 5-6 hours of trekking, you'll arrive back in Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters), a lively town and a hub for trekkers in the Everest region.

Dinner and Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar:
Upon arrival in Namche, take time to rest and recharge in one of the town's teahouses. Namche Bazaar offers a range of amenities, including bakeries, shops, and cafes where you can relax, share stories with fellow trekkers, and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere.

 

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
3440

Your journey takes you from Namche Bazaar back to Lukla, where you'll conclude your trek through the Everest region. While the trail may be familiar, the return journey provides new angles and experiences.

Early Morning Start:

Begin your day with an early morning start in Namche Bazaar. Have a good breakfast to fuel your long trek back to Lukla, which typically takes 7-8 hours.

Departure from Namche Bazaar:

Leaving Namche, you'll follow the trail that descends through forests and past open meadows.

Passing Through Villages:

As you trek down, you'll pass through several Sherpa villages, including Phakding and Chheplung. These villages provide insights into the local culture and way of life.

Crossing Suspension Bridges:

Your journey will also involve crossing the iconic suspension bridges that span the Dudh Kosi River. These bridges are exhilarating and offer stunning views of the river below.

Arrival in Lukla:

After a long day of trekking, you'll arrive back in Lukla (2,860 meters), where you began your Everest Base Camp adventure. Lukla is the gateway to the region and a hub for trekkers and climbers.

Rest and Celebration:

Upon your return to Lukla, take time to rest and celebrate your successful trek. You can enjoy a meal in one of the town's restaurants, and perhaps share stories and experiences with fellow trekkers.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
2860

On this day, you'll depart from Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu, the vibrant capital city of Nepal. After your return from the remote and rugged landscapes of the Everest region, Kathmandu offers a stark contrast with its rich culture, history, and bustling streets. You have the option to explore the city or depart based on your schedule.

Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu:
You'll start your day in Lukla, where you'll board a short and scenic flight back to Kathmandu. The flight takes approximately 30 minutes and offers spectacular views of the Himalayas before landing in the Kathmandu Valley.

Arrival in Kathmandu:
Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu (1,345 meters), you'll be greeted by the bustling atmosphere of the city. After the tranquility of the mountains, the city's energy can be quite a change.

Accommodation:
Check into your accommodation in Kathmandu. Whether you've arranged for a hotel or guesthouse, take some time to freshen up and unwind.

Explore the City (Optional):
If you have some spare time and energy, you can explore the city of Kathmandu. The city is known for its rich culture, historic sites, and vibrant street life. Some popular places to visit include:

Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple):

Visit this iconic stupa that offers panoramic views of the city.


Boudhanath Stupa:

Explore the largest stupa in Nepal and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Durbar Square:

Wander around the historic Durbar Square in Kathmandu or the neighboring cities of Patan and Bhaktapur.
Thamel:

The bustling district of Thamel is known for its shops, restaurants, and vibrant nightlife. It's a great place for souvenir shopping and experiencing the city's street culture.


Enjoy Nepali Cuisine:
Kathmandu offers a wide range of dining options. Savor authentic Nepali cuisine, which includes dishes like momo (dumplings), dal bhat (lentil rice), and various types of curries. You can also try international cuisine if you prefer a different flavor.

Rest and Reflection:
After a day of exploring or relaxing, take time to reflect on your incredible journey through the Everest region and the memories you've created.

Departure (Optional):
Depending on your travel arrangements, you may choose to depart from Kathmandu on this day or extend your stay in Nepal to explore more of the country. If you have additional time, consider visiting other cultural and natural attractions, such as the temples of the Kathmandu Valley, the jungles of Chitwan National Park, or the serene lakes of Pokhara.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1345

Everest High Pass Trek Include / Exclude

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick-up/drop in a private luxurious vehicle. 
  • 5-star category hotel accommodation and breakfast in Kathmandu. 
  • Accommodation at Yeti Mountain Home at Phakding, Namche and Lukla.
  • Best available lodges above Namche.
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Seasonal fresh fruits during the trek.
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 people) with their food, accommodation, salary and equipment and insurance. (Single porter on request)
  • Domestic Airfare Kathmandu–Lukla/Lukla-Kathmandu.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag, Duffle bag for trekking (to be returned after trek). 
  • Actual Adventure T - Shirt and trip achievement certificate as a souvenir from Actual Adventure. 
  • First aid medicine kit (Carried by the team leader).
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee.
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Government taxes & office service charge.

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
  • Personal Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa Fee.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot showers during the trek except when in Phakding, Namche and Lukla
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Wi-Fi internet and phone call unless it’s free.
  • Tips to guide.
Altitude Graph
Additional Information

Some Related Information

Stay Safe

  • Altitude Sickness: The main and common risk while trekking above about 2500m is Altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. The available amount of oxygen to sustain mental and physical alertness decreases with altitude. Available oxygen drops as the air density itself, the number of molecules (of both oxygen and nitrogen) per given volume, drops as altitude increases. So don’t ignore, if you have any symptoms then descending to a lower altitude is the only option.
  • Water: Have some means to purify water, iodine or a fine ceramic filter are the best options. The streams should be considered polluted and whilst bottled water is often available, the disposal of plastic bottles is a problem.

Electricity in Nepal

Nepal is a developing country, Outside of major cities area electricity on trekking can be scares. You should have to pay 100-800 NRs per hour to charge goods on many lodges and also many tea-house treks, including in Annapurna base camp trek, Everest Base camp trek and many others treks also. Chargers often won't work on low power solar systems you find right up in the mountains so u can buy alternative bayonet light to electricity power plug converter, which will only works in low voltage is highlow. The standard Nepalese electrical outlet is a three-pronged triangle so bring three-pronged triangle chargers.

Nepal Climate information

Nepal is a landlocked country which lies in Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Nepal has monsoonal climate having four main seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter.

Below is a general guide to conditions at different seasons:
January to March (winter): In this season temperature will decrease at often 0°C (32°F) at night, with extreme cold at high elevations. It is possible to trek in places like the Everest region during the winter but due to extreme cold weather and heavy snow fall it may be quite difficult than as usual.
April to June (summer): In these months it is quite warm and dry weather. There is an abundance of blooming flowers in the Himalayas at this time, with rhododendrons, in particular, adding a splash of color to the landscape. This season is the best time to undertake mountain expeditions.
June to September (Monsoon): There will be heavy monsoonal rainfall in this season. Rains are generally lighter in high Himalayan reasons. In this season the mountain ranges are not often visible due to the clouds.
October to December (autumn): These months are cool and clear which is due to the end of monsoon, there is little dust in the air so this is the best season to visit the hilly and mountainous regions.

 

Respect to Local Peoples

In Nepal, “Namaste” or “Namaskar” is said to an older or high-status person with palms together, figure up. It is used to greet a person in place of goodbye or hello. There is no limitation how many times you say “Namaste” but, it is better if you say once per person, per day. If You want to say “Thank You” then you can say “Dhanyabaad /'ðɅnjɅbɑ:d/ (Dhan-ya-baad)” 

Nepal Visas information

 

Visa in Nepal can be acquired on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and also at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki border of Nepal - India and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also acquire at the nearest Nepal Embassy. For visa renewal purpose you can contact at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan at Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.

Visa Facility         Duration       Fee
Multiple entry       15 days          US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry       30 days          US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry       90 days          US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

What types of clothes, gear and climbing equipments requires for Everest High Pass Trek?

The Everest High Pass Trek is a challenging and adventurous trek in the Everest region of Nepal that involves crossing several high mountain passes. To undertake this trek safely and comfortably, you'll need a variety of clothing, gear, and climbing equipment. Here's a list of essential items:

Clothing:

Base Layers: Moisture-wicking and thermal base layers to keep you warm and dry.
Insulating Layers: Fleece jackets or down jackets to provide insulation in colder temperatures.
Outer Shell: A waterproof and windproof jacket and pants to protect against the elements.
Trekking Pants: Lightweight, comfortable pants that are durable and moisture-wicking.
Trekking Shirts: Long-sleeve and short-sleeve shirts for layering.
Gloves: Insulated, waterproof gloves and glove liners.
Headwear: Warm hat, sun hat, and neck gaiter or balaclava.
Footwear: Sturdy, waterproof hiking boots and warm socks. Make sure your boots are broken in before the trek.
Gaiters: To keep snow and debris out of your boots.
Underwear: Moisture-wicking and comfortable underwear.
Sleepwear: Lightweight, warm sleepwear for cold nights in teahouses.
Swimwear: You may want swimwear for hot springs along the trek.


Gear:

Backpack: A comfortable, well-fitting backpack with capacity for your gear.
Sleeping Bag: A cold-weather sleeping bag suitable for high-altitude camping.
Trekking Poles: To assist with balance and reduce the impact on your knees.
Water Filtration: A water purification system, such as a portable water filter or water purification tablets.
Headlamp: With spare batteries for night treks and teahouse stays.
Sunglasses: UV-protective sunglasses with side shields.
Duffel Bag: For porters to carry your gear between teahouses.
Climbing Helmet: Required for certain passes like the Cho La Pass.
Crampons: For better traction on icy terrain.
Ice Axe: Needed for more technical passes and climbs.
Climbing Harness: Necessary for some technical sections.
Carabiners and Ropes: If you plan on crossing more technical sections.


Miscellaneous Items:

First Aid Kit: Including high-altitude medications and personal medications.
Toiletries: Including toilet paper, wet wipes, and hand sanitizer.
Trekking Maps and Compass/GPS: To navigate the trail.
Sunscreen and Lip Balm: For sun protection at high altitudes.
Power Bank: To charge your electronics in teahouses with limited electricity.
Trekking Permits: Ensure you have the necessary permits and documentation.
Camera and Binoculars: For capturing the stunning scenery and wildlife.
Cash: There are limited ATMs along the trek, so carry enough cash.

Can a helicopter reach Everest Peak?

While it's true that helicopters have reached the vicinity of Everest's majestic peak, landing on the summit remains a dream unfulfilled. Why, you ask? The answer lies in the awe-inspiring but unpredictable nature of Everest's weather, making it a challenging endeavor for helicopter landings. The recent government notice adds a fascinating twist to the story: helicopters are now permitted to fly from Pheriche with a full passenger load.

But here's the exciting part: if you dare to venture further, to the very edge of Gorakshep, you must embark on this thrilling journey with only one fellow explorer by your side. Imagine the breathtaking vistas, the thrill of flying so close to the world's tallest peak, and the camaraderie of this exclusive aerial adventure. It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Everest like never before.

FAQs

The Everest High Pass Trek is an exhilarating and adventurous journey to Everest Base Camp, encompassing all three high mountain passes: Kongma La Pass, Chola Pass, and Renjo La Pass.

The most challenging aspect of the Everest High Pass Trek, which includes Kongma La Pass, Chola Pass, and Renjo La Pass, is undoubtedly the rigorous high-altitude terrain and the arduous ascents and descents these passes entail. These passes, with their steep inclines and rocky, icy conditions, demand physical endurance, stamina, and a strong mindset. Moreover, trekking at such high altitudes presents the constant risk of altitude sickness, making acclimatization crucial. Overall, conquering these high passes is an exceptional feat for adventurous trekkers, but it requires careful preparation and perseverance in the face of demanding mountain landscapes.

 

Your journey to conquer the Everest High Pass Trek is a truly customized experience, with costs varying based on your choice of trekking agencies, desired amenities, and the duration of your adventure. We're thrilled to offer an all-inclusive 17-day Everest High Pass Trek package that's not only comprehensive but also incredible value at just $1600. Your adventure begins in Kathmandu, taking you through every remarkable site along the route, leaving you with no "what ifs" or missed experiences. It's your opportunity to embark on a life-changing journey through the Himalayas without any regrets, all at an unbeatable price. Seize the adventure of a lifetime today.

The best months for the Everest High Pass Trek are generally considered to be October and November in the autumn season and April and May in the spring season. During these months, the weather is typically stable, offering clear skies, moderate temperatures, and excellent visibility, making it ideal for trekking through the high mountain passes. The trails are usually at their best condition, with less risk of snow blocking the passes. These months also provide an opportunity to witness the beautiful rhododendron blooms in spring and the colorful autumn foliage. However, it's essential to be aware of the specific conditions and make necessary preparations for high-altitude trekking.

There are two primary routes to the summit of Mount Everest. The southern route, known as the South Col route, is the most popular and widely used route, with climbers ascending from the Nepalese side, typically starting their journey from Everest Base Camp. The northern route, also called the North Col route, begins from the Tibetan side, with climbers setting off from the base camp on the Tibetan Plateau. Each route offers its own unique challenges and experiences, with the southern route being more frequented due to easier access and logistical support, while the northern route often appeals to climbers looking for a less crowded and more challenging ascent.

Mount Everest was initially known as "Peak 15" during the Great Trigonometric Survey of India, a large-scale mapping project in the 19th century. The surveyors assigned numerical designations to peaks they observed based on their location and order of discovery. In the case of Everest, it was the 15th peak they identified in the Himalayas. Later, it was named after Sir George Everest, a British surveyor general of India, and officially recognized as Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, in 1865. The name honors Sir George Everest, even though he himself preferred local names for geographical features, and the mountain is known by different names in various local languages, such as "Sagarmatha" in Nepali and "Chomolungma" in Tibetan.

The southern route from Nepal is generally considered the easiest route to the summit of Mount Everest. It offers a more gradual ascent, better logistical support, and a lower risk of avalanches compared to the northern route from Tibet.

For the Everest High Pass Trek, you typically need the following permits:

Sagarmatha National Park Permit: This permit is essential for trekking within the national park, where most of the trek takes place.

Khumbu Rural Municipality Entry Permit: This permit is required to access specific areas within the Khumbu region.

Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Card: Although not always mandatory, it may be required to track trekkers and ensure their safety.

Ensure to check the latest permit requirements with the local authorities before your trek.

 

While trekking through the Everest region, the altitude steadily rises as you ascend from Lukla. This ascent to the high mountain passes can present challenges related to altitude sickness, as the oxygen levels decrease. To combat this, it's essential to stay well-hydrated, maintain a steady and measured pace, and always consult your guide if you experience any difficulties. With these precautions, you can make your journey safer and more enjoyable, allowing you to savor the stunning landscapes and the thrill of adventure.

There is no strict age limit for trekking to Everest Base Camp through high passes, but the trek is physically demanding and acclimatization is crucial due to high altitudes. Most trekking agencies recommend a minimum age of 16-18 and a good level of fitness. Older individuals should consult with their doctors and consider their fitness and health status. It's vital to be well-prepared for the challenging terrain and altitude.

Commercial airliners typically do not fly directly over Mount Everest. The peak of Mount Everest reaches an altitude of 29,032 feet (8,849 meters), and most commercial aircraft fly at altitudes well below this height. Additionally, the Himalayan region presents complex and unpredictable weather patterns and turbulence, making it challenging for routine air travel over the mountain. Aircraft that do fly in the vicinity of Everest often maintain a safe distance and follow established flight paths to avoid the challenging mountainous terrain and associated weather hazards.

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octavian.vreto

Romania

28th Aug, 2022

Everest high pass trek EBC is an amazing experience and the guys from AA were very helpful and kind. They genuinely wanted to make sure we had a good and comfortable (given the available resources) time. They always keep you engaged and offer to help even if it's not within their responsiblity.   Regards  octavian.vreto CGS Romania vreto.octavian@gmail.com octavian.vreto CGS Romania


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 RYOHEI SHIMIZU

Japan

28th Aug, 2022

Everest Base Camp trek -Feb 2017   Even though the clouds were covering some part of Mt. Everest when I arrived Kara-patar, the trek to go there was special for me. Beautiful snowy peaks, sound of Yak bells in the wind, “Namaste!”, never changing but tasty Dal-bhat, and maybe the coldness and headache on the higher ground should never get out from my memory whole my life. I used Actual Adventure as the travel agency to get air ticket for Lukla. And I really appreciate their helpfulness! I would like to come back some day!  RYOHEI SHIMIZU Address : 4-12-1 Sakurada, Kuki, Saitama Japan  RYOHEI SHIMIZU Address : 4-12-1 Sakurada, Kuki, Saitama Japan


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