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Everest High Pass Trek 17 Days

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Group Size:02 - 14 pax

Arrival on:Kathmandu, Nepal

Grade:Difficult

Transportation: car/bus/Plane

Destination:Everest High Passes.

Elevation:5,545 m

Duration:17 days

Accomodation:3 star Hotel for KTM & Nice Lodge for Trek.

Meal:Full board while on trekking as itinerary.

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Trip Highlights:

Beautiful Mountain Scenic flight to Lukla, Sherpa Home town, Monasteries, Amazing view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, Gechungkang, Pasang Lhamu Peak, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku, Pumori, Kangtega, Kusum Kangkaru, Kongde, Khumbiyula, Tabutse, Akramtse, Cholatse, Island Peak (Imjatse), Lingtring, Kambutse, Chengtse (Tibetan side mountain), Chupalu, Peak 38, Kangteri, Papchermo, Langbutse, Views of Khumbu Icefall, Sherpa villages, Tengboche Monastery, Everest Base Camp, Kalapathar.

Introduction:

Everest High Pass Trek 17 Days, This is the ultimate Everest circuit, start from Lukla following way to Everest Basecamp until Dingboche then Chukung, Crossing Kongma la pass which is situated 5535m to Lobuche and Everest Base Camp, continuing to cross the Chola Pass 5420m to Gokyo Valley then Crossing the Renjo La pass 5345m to Thame and Namche Bazaar. One of the true adventures trek in Everest region and connect with three valleys like, Imja Valley, Khumbu Valley and Gokyo Valley. Crossing this three passes is not so technically difficult, but all these three passes are over 5000m altitude, acclimatization is essential. That’s why Eco Tourism Adventure doing with two days acclimatizes before crossing 5000m. 

If good weather or no snow falls before week this valley, we can cross all pass without rope and axes but Eco Tourism Adventure Pvt. Ltd. Always take the rope and axes with the guide for incase, we are highly recommending one pair of poles and Microspikes or Yaktrax for safety. Anyway warm clothes with Gore-Tex and wind stopper jacket. Please follow our trekking checklist.

 Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1330 m
Day 02: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding 2610m. 3 hours trek
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m. 5 - 6 hours
Day 04: Acclimatization day.
Day 05:  Trek to Tengboche 3860m. 5 - 6 hours
Day 06: Trek to Dingboche 4,410 m. 5 - 6 hours
Day 07: Dingboche to Chhukung 4750m, climb Chhukung Ri 5546m. 6 – 7 hours
Day 08: Cross to Kongma La pass 5535m, trek to Lobuche 4910M.  8 - 9 hours
Day 09: Lobuche to Gorak Shep 5140 m, visit Everest Base Camp 5350m.  6-7 hours
Day 10: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar 5545m, then to Dzongla 4830m. 6 - 7 hours
Day 11: Trek to Gokyo 4800m, via Cho La pass 5353m. 7 - 8 hours
Day 12: Trek to Lungden 4210m, via Renjo La Pass 5360m. 7 - 8 hours
Day 13: Trek to Namche Bazaar. 5 - 6 hours
Day 14: Trek to Lukla.  6 - 7 hours
Day 15: Extra Day
Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu: 30 minutes flight
Day 17: Back Home

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Accommodation for this trip: 

Eco Tourism Adventure Pvt. Ltd provides two kinds of accommodation during Everest High Pass Trek 17 Days. At Kathmandu, we provide three star hotel rooms with breakfast twin sharing base. During the trek, we provide nice lodge or guest house room with common toilet and bath twin sharing base. If you need a Single room we will charge extra $145 (Kathmandu and trek) but high season not so easy to get single room on the way to high passes trek.

Food: 

Everest High Pass Trek 17 Days, Eco Tourism Adventure Pvt. Ltd provides different kind of food like Nepali, Continental and Indian with one cup of tea and coffee. We provide welcome dinner Nepali cousin with Nepali culture dance and farewell dinner at K2 steak house (best steak in Kathmandu). Breakfast Kathmandu hotel provide a lot of items you can choose yourself and other guest house you can choose one items in the menu with cup of tea and coffee. 

Physical Requirements:

Eco Tourism Adventure Pvt. Ltd, Everest High Pass Trek 17 Days is difficult trek basically hikers have to hike per day 6 to 7 hours with daypack except some days are longer hour than 8 to 9. High altitude hike anyway need energy and experience, we have two days acclimatization day Namche and Chukung that absolutely help for your altitude fitness, have a positive attitude, self-confidence and physically powerful determination, we can achieve the trek successfully. If Around month jogging regularly before this trip is a great idea to improve our power and performance. Past hiking experience would be a great advantage and glacier hiking skill is required for this trip. Before booking this trip it is a great idea to consult with your doctor and if you have any disease better inform us. 

Best Time to Travel:

We have two best seasons in the year like autumn and spring, Autumn best month is mid September to mid December and spring best month is mid February to May this two seasons are the best seasons for this trek because of the weather is fine and warm with perfect views but the nights are chilly and can drop to freezing level in higher altitude. Winter season is also good for Everest High Passes Trek the only problem is cold and lot of snow. Trekking in summer season will be affected by rain but the summer trek could. The trekking routes are not crowded like a spring and autumn.

(B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

Day: 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,330m
Arrival at the Airport in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from Eco Tourism Adventure Pvt. Ltd. will take your hotel. Today the trek leader will check our equipment(s) to make sure for one last time to get us ready for our adventure. This step will also ensure that if any equipment is found faulty we have the rest of the day to fix it or find equipment that works. After checking in the evening there will be a welcome dinner in a Nepali Restaurant where we will be able to enjoy authentic Nepali cuisine. Hotel Overnight. Included meal: (D)

Day:  02: Fly to Lukla 2,880m, trek to Phakding 2,610m, 35 min fly, trek 3 hours.
Early morning after breakfast, we will drive to the airport for flying Lukla. After a great 35 minute scenic flight, we reach Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla.  At Lukla, we meet our boys and after tea break, porter bag arrangements, we start our trek to Phakding via Sherpa villages Cheplung, Thadokoshi and Ghat. We only have a short hike today, however, if interested in more hike, we can take a side trip to a Gumela monastery. Lodge Overnight. Included meals (B, L, D)

Day: 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m. 5-6 hours
after breakfast trek to Namche Bazaar via Jamphute, Toktok, Banker, Manju, Jorsalle and Toop Danda. After hiking for around hour latter the glossy Mt. Thamserku 6,608m on right side and also smoothness the peacefulness of fir pine and juniper forests all the way through our journey, hiking until we reach the entrance gate of Sagarmatha National Park after Manju Sherpa village then officially enter world heritage site after check in our permit, inside park 20 minute from entrance gate we can have lunch break because of no teahouse until Namche except for small fruit and juice shop at Top Danda,  If not cloudy a quick look of first Mt. Everest behind of the Lhotse and Nuptse ridge from Top Danda, after Everest will get to Namche around one and half hour later getaway to Everest and Sherpa Capital. Today we cross five suspension bridges, the last one also known as the Hillary Bridge. Lodge Overnight. Included meals (B, L, D)

Day: 04: Namche Bazaar 3,440 m.  Acclimatization Day
Acclimatization day must increase altitude overnight same place (climb high sleep low). We can hike Everest View Hotel which is situated at 3880m high altitude from sea level if you are not enough to hike can go further to Khumjung village which is called green valley where we can visit the Edmund Hillary School with the statue and Khumjung Monastery with inside we can see yeti skull then back to Namche visit market and bakery café. Lodge Overnight.  Included meals (B, L, D)

Day: 05: Trek to Tengboche 3,870m.  5- 6 hours
after breakfast, trek to Tengboche via Kyangjoma, Sanasa, Lausyasa and Phungi Tenga. It is an Easy hike from Namche Bazaar to Phunki Tenga; we have a lunch break at Phungi Tenga because of no tea house on the way until Tengboche. After lunch two and half hour hike we will reach to Tengboche famous Monastery with the fantastic panoramic view including Ama Dablam, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtega, Khumbi La (secret mountain of Khumbu valley) and Thamserku. The Tengboche monastery opens always if a request to monk but if want to attend everyday ritual (Puja) have to be there 3 pm. Lodge Overnight.. Included meals (B, L, D)

Day: 06: Trek to Dingboche 4,410m. 5-6 hours
after breakfast, trek to Dingboche via Debuche, Milingo, Pangboche, Somare and Orsyo. Today we have a great chance to visit the monastery in the morning for taking bless from the Lama for safe and success trek as wish and enjoying capture some morning picture of the monastery with Everest and another mountain panorama. Today we increase 600m altitude from Tengboche, about trails easier than previous day definitely having a lunch break on the way or directly to Dingboche as your wish. Lodge Overnight. Included meals (B, L, D)

Day 07: Dingboche to Chhukung 4750m, climb Chhukung Ri 5546m. 6 – 7 hours
after breakfast, we start trek to Chukung for purpose of Kongma la pass, after getting there check-in room then have some food before a hike to Chukung Ri. This hiking to Chukung Ri is great warm up for Kongma La pass. Lodge Overnight. Included meals (B, L, D)

Day 08: Cross to Kongma La pass 5535m, trek to Lobuche 4910M.  8 - 9 hours
after early breakfast, trek to Lobuche via Nuptse Glacier, Kongma La, Khumbu Glacier. Today we start to hike early in the morning because of don’t miss a chance to see great view of Makalu and hide a strong wind of Kongma La pass, before crossing pass will pass beautiful lakes, after crossing pass will cross khumbu glacier one of the biggest in khumbu valley, today better to take pack, lunch enough water to drink and power par or portions bar. Lodge Overnight. Included meals (B, L, D)

Day: 09: Trek to Ghorakshep 5140, Everest Base camp 5350m and return to Ghorakshep. 7-8 hours.
after early breakfast, we start with an easy then cross to Lobuche Pass, after pass we cross moraine to get Gorakshep, Gorakshep is our highest overnight lodge which is situated at 5140m from sea level, check-in room get ready for Everest Base Camp after getting some food then back to Gorakshep get some rest if you have some energy left or interested to take capture of Everest sun set picture don’t miss this chance, if perfect weather you have to hike around hour up hill on the way to Kalapather then you can capture fantastic sun set picture from there. Lodge Overnight. Included meals (B, L, D)

Day 10: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar 5545m, then to Dzongla 4830m. 6 - 7 hours
Today we have to start early in the morning to Kalapather Viewpoint, if you want to see sunrise early otherwise we can start after breakfast then hike to Dzongla for Chola Pass, don’t miss the great chance to capture one of the best panoramic pictures in the world from Kalapather. Lodge Overnight. Included meals (B, L, D)

Day 11: Trek to Gokyo 4800m, via Cho La pass 5353m. 7 - 8 hours
after early breakfast, trek to Gokyo via Chola Pass, Thagnak, Nakjumba Glacier. Today we start to hike early in the morning because of don’t miss a chance to see great view of Lobuche Peak and hide a strong wind of Chola pass, before crossing pass will pass rocky steep and big ice block, after crossing pass will cross icy slop and moraine and Nakjumba Glacier one of the biggest in Gokyo valley, today also better to take pack lunch, enough water to drink and power par or portions bar.  Lodge Overnight. Included meals (B, L, D)

Day 12: Trek to Lungden 4210m, via Renjo La Pass 5360m. 6 - 7 hours
after early breakfast, trek to Lungden via Renjo Pass, Glacier lakes. Today we start to hike early in the morning because of don’t miss a chance to see great view of Everest with great Panorama and hide a strong wind of Renjo La pass, before crossing pass will pass rocky steep, after crossing pass will descend beautiful  stone step if no snow and beautiful Glacier lake, today also better to take pack, lunch enough water to drink and power par or portions bar. Lodge Overnight.  Lodge Overnight. Included meals (B, L, D)

Day: 13: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3440m. 5-6 hours.
After early breakfast trek to Namche Bazaar via Maralung, Thame Teng, Thame, Thamo. Today we following trading route of Nepal and Tibet through Nangpa La Pass before but now a day’s totally closed by china government, we are passing by one of the beautiful Sherpa village of Thame in this village born famous climber in the world like Tenjing Norgay Sherpa, Ang Rita Sherpa, Appa Sherpa. Lodge Overnight. Included meals (B, L, D)

Day: 14:  Trek to Lukla 6-7 hours
after early breakfast trek to Lukla via Toop Dada, Jorsalle, Manju, Banker, Toktok, Jamphute, Phakding, Ghat, Thado Koshi, and Cheplung. We took two to get here from Lukla but on the way back taking one because of we are not having altitude issue for descending. Lodge Overnight. Included meals (B, L, D)
 

Day: 14:  Extra Day

Extra day we can use on trek or incase whether change of Lukla. Lodge Overnight. Included meals (B, L, D)

Day: 16: Fly to Kathmandu
early morning get a flight back to Kathmandu then we have many options to do at Kathmandu, sightseeing, shopping, massage, buying some souvenir and more. We can provide vehicle and guide. Hotel Overnight. Included meals (B, D)

Day: 17: Airport Departure.  Included meals (B)

Cost Includes

  • All airports pick up and transfer.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at Kathmandu. 
  • Kathmandu City Tours as per above program, inclusive of all entry fees, tour guide, transport.
  • Basic guest house, food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with one cup of Tea and coffee during the trek.
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at three star hotel in Kathmandu as per as program.
  • Guide, porter (1 porter between 2 people), food, accommodation, salary, equipments, insurance.
  • Flight to Luka and from Lukla.
  • Group First Aid medical kit.
  • Sagarmatha National Park permits.
  • Khumbu trekking Permit.
  • Eco Tourism Adventure print porter bag for client.
  • Government taxes.
  • Office Service charge.

Cost Excludes

  • Any food in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
  • Drinks (coke, water and alcohol) shower, internet, battery charge during the trek.
  • Cargo for to Lukla and from Lukla if more load airline facility.
  • Travel insurance
  • International air fare to and from Nepal.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Single room $145
  • Porter extra load more than 13kg per kilo $7.
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips for staffs.

Important documents and items

  • Ø Valid passport,
  • Ø Two extra passport size pictures.
  • Ø Cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport.
  • Ø Bank cards (for withdraw money at Nepal).

Clothing

  • Ø Trekking boots and spare laces.
  • Ø Hat (worm), buff or scarf and gloves.
  • Ø Waterproof set, poncho or umbrella.
  • Ø Hiking shoes, sandals or thongs (flip-flops).
  • Ø Wool blend socks (for snow), cool-max socks (for warmer weather), underwire
  • Ø Sunhat with strap and wide brim
  • Ø Fleece jacket
  • Ø Wind stopper
  • Ø Quick drying t-shirt(two or three)        

Equipment

  • Ø Backpack and day pack.
  • Ø Sleeping bag and liner.
  • Ø Map.
  • Ø Water bottle or bladder.
  • Ø Lead head torch.

 Miscellaneous Items

  • Ø Toiletries (in travel size bottles with screw on lid)
  • Ø Quick drying towel.
  • Ø Toilet paper and cigarette lighter.
  • Ø Laundry shop.
  • Ø Sunscreen (SPF 30plus) and lip balm.
  • Ø Polarizing sunglass and hard case.
  • Ø Water purification tablets.
  • Ø Personal Medical Kit.
  • Ø Blister kit (if you doing trek first time).
  • Ø Insect repellent (for lower altitude). 
  • Ø Locks for bag.
  • Ø Stuff sack and Ziploc bag.
  • Ø Gaffer/duct tape for repair.

For treks above 4200m

  • Ø Thermal underwear and down jacket.
  • Ø Gaiters.
  • Ø Micro spikes or Yakrrax (for winter and high pass). 

Optional Equipment

  • Ø Camera, memory card and battery charger or spare batteries.
  • Ø GPS unit.
  • Ø Smartphone or tablet/kindle, books and charger.
  • Ø Small duffle bag (to leave behind Kathmandu).
  • Ø Back cover.
  • Ø Trekking poles.
  • Ø Antibacterial gel or sanitizer.
  • Ø Pocket knife. 

Medical

  • Ø Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
  • Ø Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • Ø Blister repair tape.
  • Ø Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Ø Pain killers pills.
  • Ø Anti cough or anti cold medicine.
  • Ø Altitude sickness pills: Acetylzolamide.
  • Ø For Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin. Note: Don't bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  • Ø Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.

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