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High Passes of Everest Trek | 20 Days

From $2199


At a Glance:
Tour Code: HPET020
Style: Treks of Great Himalaya Trail
Maximum Altitude: 5,550m
Transport: Air+Overland
Duration: 20 Days
Start in: Kathmandu |Airport
End in: Kathmandu |Airport
Price: US$ 2199 per person
Best Season: March-May, Sept-Oct
Trip Description

High Passes of Everest is superb new trekking holiday which makes a complete high-level circuit of all the major valleys of the Khumbu. This trek includes three high passes (Renjo La (5,388m/17,513ft), Cho La (5,380m/17,650ft) and Kongma La (5,535m/18,159ft) which link the valleys of Thame, Gokyo, Khumbu and Chukung. In each of these valleys we have the option to make an ascent of a walk-up peak for classic views of Everest and other Himalayan giants. Visiting the major sights of the Everest trail, villages and valleys which are off the beaten track, this trek goes way beyond the normal experience of an Everest base camp trek. For those who like a challenge and those who just have to see everything, this trek really does have it all. Come and explore with us High Passes of Everest Trek.

Outline Itinerary
  • Day 1: Join Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing
  • Day 3: Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding
  • Day 4: Phakding - Namche Bazaar
  • Day 5: Acclimatization day/explore around Thamo or Synboche
  • Day 6: Trek to the Sherpa settlement of Thame (3820m)
  • Day 7: Trek to Lumde
  • Day 8: Crossing the Renjo La (5340m) & Descend to Gokyo (4790m)
  • Day 9: Morning ascend Gokyo Ri - Ngozumpa Glacier -Dragnag (4700m)
  • Day 10: Cross the Cho La (5420m) and trek to Dzongla (4830m)
  • Day 11: Trek to Gorak Shep (5140m)
  • Day 12: Trek to Everest Base Camp and Back
  • Day 13: Early Morning ascend Kala Pattar and trek down to Lobuche
  • Day 14: Start early morning to Cross the Kongma La (5400m) & trek to Chukung (4730m)
  • Day 15: Trek down through Dingboche, Pangboche to Deboche (3700m)
  • Day 16: Trek down to Tyangboche, Namche to Jorsale
  • Day 17: Trek to Lukla
  • Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu/Hotel
  • Day 19: Day at leisure also spare day in case of flight cancel
  • Day 20: Transfer to Airport for return flight back home
Highlights of the tour:
  • Trek via high passes to Everest Base Camp
  • A high level circuit trek of the Khumbu Himalaya
  • Trekking over Renjo La Pass, Cho La Pass and Kongma La Pass
  • Magnificent Himalayan sceneries of four of the world's eight highest peaks
  • Unique Sherpa culture and generous hospitalities of the people living in this region 
What's Included:
  • Kathmandu Airport transfers.
  • 3 meals during trek.
  • An experienced  insured and equipped English speaking Guide.
  • Guided sightseeing and entry fee in Kathmandu.
  • Internal flights and land transport involved in the itinerary.
  • Flights of guide.
  • 3-4* accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Teahouse accommodation  twin sharing basic.
  • Tims permit.
  • Insured and equipped porter as on IPPG rules.
  • Ascents of Kala Patar (5545m) .
  • Crossing the high passes Renjo La (5340m), Cho La (5420m) & Kongma La (5400m).
  • Acclimatize day  to explore in Namche and Thame.
What's Not Included:
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Nepalese Visa.
  • Tips for Guide and other trek staff.
  • Lunch & Dinner in the city.
  • Additional costs due to illness, rescue.
  • Additional cost due to force majeure, changes of flight and itinerary.
  • Personal drinks and Bar Bill.
Dates & Price:

The Following dates and prices are LAND ONLY itinerary joining in Kathmandu. Please make your own flight arrangements. If you need some help to arrange an international flight, we can suggest you some agents who are specialized on ticketing.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE - No surcharge guarantee whether you are booking for this year or the next, we have undertaken to guarantee that all of our Land Only prices will not change once you have booked your holiday.

DATE WITH FESTIVAL & EVENTS - recommended If you are planning your holiday and want to have once in a life time experience then chose the date that combined with events or festivals. It will enhance an experience of life time in your holiday.

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    Saturday 24 June 2023 Thursday 13 July 2023 US$ 250 US$ 2199
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    Saturday 10 June 2023 Thursday 29 June 2023 US$ 250 US$ 2199
    Sunday 04 June 2023 Friday 23 June 2023 US$ 250 US$ 2199

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    If you do not want to join a group then you can also make this a private trip with your friends and family one at your own schedule. Considering this, Trekking Team Group organizes private journeys as well. Please choose your own departure date.


Day 1: Join Kathmandu

Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. A traditional warm welcome by our airport representative. Short briefing about the package in the hotel. Typical welcome dinner in the evening.

  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Meals:D

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing

Your first day begins with breakfast at your Hotel.  You will be taken for sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley to explore the vibrant city after breakfast at your hotel. Drive to famous Buddhist Stupa Swayambunath, also known as Monkey temple, on the hill of Kathmandu Valley where you can see stunning view of mountains and Kathmandu valley. This temple attracts Buddhists and tourists from around the world. Swayambhunath Stupa is the most ancient and enigmatic of all the holy shrines in Kathmandu valley. Its lofty white dome and glittering golden spire are visible from far and wide. Next is Pashupatinath, the temple of Lord Shiva. This is probably the most famous temple for Hindu in Indian Sub-continent. There is crematorium beside the temple where dead bodies are burnt to ashes. After exploring Pashupatinath you will visit fascinating sights of Patan Durbar Square, one of the most glorious examples of traditional Nepalese architecture, full of centuries old temples and palaces. 

  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Meals:B L D
  • Time:6-7Hrs

Day 3: Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding

You will take stunning flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. You will meet with the trekking crew upon arrival. Following a short tea break you will trek northwards up to the valley of Dudhkoshi. Descend from the small plateau into the forested valley. The trek is very easy and short today. However, the difference in altitude, in comparison with Kathmandu, can make you feel a bit difficult. After lunch you trek north towards Phakding. The trail crosses several streams and you finally reach to Phakding (2650m). You will spend your first night in this settlement from where you will have tantalizing views. 

  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Meals:B L D
  • Distance:12km
  • Time:5Hrs
  • Ascent:100m

Day 4: Phakding - Namche Bazaar

Hike to Namche Bazaar through farmland and settlements. You will follow the Dudh Kosi northwards. This day's walk takes you through magnificent forests of rhododendron, giant fir and magnolia trees. You will cross the west fork of the river, the Bhote Kosi, and start the steep climb to Namche Bazaar. Namche is the largest Sherpa village which is called as Gateway to Mount Everest. Namche is a prosperous Sherpa village and an important trading center as well. Locals from various villages gather during the weekly bazaar and sell fresh foodstuffs.

  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Meals:B L D
  • Descent: 200m
  • Distance:16
  • Time:7-8 hrs
  • Ascent:700m

Day 5: Acclimatization day/explore around Thamo or Synboche

  1. You will take rest in Namcha and explore the village Thamo or Synboche. Make yourself fit, physically and mentally, for the further journey. This day is for acclimatisation. We suggest you to stay active even in the rest day so that it will help you for the trekking. 
  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Meals:B L D
  • Descent: 300m
  • Distance:6 km
  • Time:3-4 hrs
  • Ascent:300m

Day 6: Trek to the Sherpa settlement of Thame (3820m)

You will start your trek from Namcha Bazar to Thame after breakfast. It is the settlement of Sherpas where most of the famous climbers and mountaineers were born. Thame is the largest village in the valley and it is better known as the home of Tenzing Norgay, the first Sherpa to scale Mount Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953. Appa Sherpa, the man who holds the record for climbing Mount Everest most of the times (21), was also born here. You will meet Sherpa and try to know about them, their culture and traditional mores. You will spend time at the village of Thame with its spectacular Monastery.

  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Meals:B L D
  • Distance:10km
  • Time:4-5 Hrs
  • Ascent:100m

Day 7: Trek to Lumde

From the Sherpa village of Thame, you will trek to Lumde. On the way you will see the spectacular view of Himalaya. You can enjoy and capture the beautiful scene or moment by the camera for the life time memory. Overnight at Lumde.

  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Meals:B L D
  • Descent: 200m
  • Distance:12 km
  • Time:6-7 hrs
  • Ascent:1000m

Day 8: Crossing the Renjo La (5340m) & Descend to Gokyo (4790m)

Crossing the Ranjo la pass will be exciting and challenging. Descend steep slope at first into a remote northern valley where the landscape is progressively that of the Tibetan Valleys beyond the border. There is a chance to meet Tibetan traders descending from the Nangpa La pass. This is an ancient trading route that leads through the Himalayas from Tibet. Renjo la pass is very popular and challenging trekking trail in the Everest region. Descend to Gokyo. 

  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Meals:B L D
  • Descent: 600m
  • Distance:6km
  • Time:5-6 Hrs
  • Ascent:600m

Day 9: Morning ascend Gokyo Ri - Ngozumpa Glacier -Dragnag (4700m)

Early in the morning after breakfast ascend to Gokyo Ri. It is a peak in the Khumbu region. It is located on the western side of the Ngozumpa glacier, which is the largest glacier in Nepal and reputed to be the largest in the whole Himalayas. You will explore the classic view of Everest, cross the Nogozumpa glacier to reach Dragnag.

  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Meals:B L D
  • Descent: 90m
  • Distance:14 km
  • Time:6-7 hrs

Day 10: Cross the Cho La (5420m) and trek to Dzongla (4830m)

Your day begins with the breakfast in the morning. You will start trekking early today to take advantage of the stable early morning weather pattern that prevails in the Himalayas. Depending on the snow conditions, it will take you approximately two hours to reach the saddle of the pass. Cho La is a summit pass located 5,420 meters above sea level in the Solukhumbu District in northeastern Nepal. It connects the village of Dzongla to the east and the village of Thagnak to the west. After visiting Cho la pass and its spectacular view, you will trek to Dzongla.

  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Meals:B L D
  • Descent: 720m
  • Distance:13 km
  • Time:5-6 hrs
  • Ascent:720m

Day 11: Trek to Gorak Shep (5140m)

Today you will trek over rocky moraine towards the settlement of Gorak Shep. Gorakshep is a frozen lakebed covered with sand in Nepal. It lies in a dry lake bed of the same name. There is no vegetation in Gorak Shep, The land is not suitable for any kind of cultivation. So it is named Gorak Shep which means ‘Dead Raven’. From Gorak Shep, most tours go for day excursions to Kala Pattar and Everest Base Camp.

  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Meals:B L D
  • Distance:100m
  • Time:3-4 hrs
  • Ascent:300m

Day 12: Trek to Everest Base Camp and Back

Everest Base Camp is reach within about 3 hours from Gorak Shep. Camping there requires a special permission. Therefore most of the trekkers only go for a day trip to the camp. From here you can explore the highest Mt.Everest and view of spectacular himalayas with taking beautiful picture.

  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Meals:B L D
  • Descent: 300m
  • Distance:6 km
  • Time:5 hrs
  • Ascent:300m

Day 13: Early Morning ascend Kala Pattar and trek down to Lobuche

Your condition will be checked today before you move on. If the condition is found good then hike to Kala Patthar. Enjoy an early morning hike to an excellent viewpoint of the Everest region, with panoramic vistas of the front of Mt. Everest and Pumori. Kala Patthar is a notable landmark located on the south ridge of Pumori. After ascending Kala Patthar you will decent down to Lobuche and prepare for your next journey

  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Meals:B L D
  • Descent: 1400m
  • Distance:12 km
  • Time:6-7 hrs
  • Ascent:200m

Day 14: Start early morning to Cross the Kongma La (5400m) & trek to Chukung (4730m)

You start the day very early as the day is long. The trail is challenging off the beaten trekking trail in the Everest region. The day offers you outstanding view of Mount Everest, Cho-oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Amadablam, Lobuche and many others. Among the three high passes of the Everest trek, Kongma La pass is one of the most picturesque areas. After crossing the pass, trek to Chukung which located in Sagarmatha National Park area.

  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Meals:B L D
  • Descent: 700m
  • Distance:10km
  • Time:5-6 Hrs
  • Ascent:480m

Day 15: Trek down through Dingboche, Pangboche to Deboche (3700m)

Dingboche is a village in the Khumbu region of north eastern Nepal in the Chukkung Valley. Dingboche is a relatively large village in Khumbu, located between Pangboche and Chukhung. It is above the tree line, so lacks the greenery of the villages below. Then you will visit Pangboche to Deboche.

  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Meals:B L D
  • Descent: 1000m
  • Distance:12km
  • Time:6-7 Hrs

Day 16: Trek down to Tyangboche, Namche to Jorsale

Tyangboche is a village in Khumjung in the Khumbu region of northeastern Nepal, located at 3,867 metres. There is an important Buddhist monastery, Tengboche Monastery, which is the largest gumba in the Khumbu region. You will trek down to Tyangboche and then Namcha to Jorsale.

  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Meals:B L D
  • Descent: 500m
  • Distance:10km
  • Time:5-6 Hrs

Day 17: Trek to Lukla

Hike down a steep trail to the Dudh Kosi and trek down. You’ll have a long and leisurely trek back to Lukla. Celebrate your trek at a local tea house and gaze back at the jagged peaks of the mountains you’ve just climbed. Bid adieu tonight to your trekking crew.

  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Meals:B L D
  • Descent: 500m
  • Distance:12km
  • Time:5-6 hrs

Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu/Hotel

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu, enjoy panoramic mountain views. Spend the rest of the day sightseeing, exploring, shopping or just relaxing in Kathmandu’s numerous cafés and roof-top restaurants before spending the evening celebrating your achievements!  

  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Meals:B
  • Time:45 min

Day 19: Day at leisure also spare day in case of flight cancel

It’s a leisure time in Kathmandu, where the rest of the day is free for shopping, sightseeing or relaxing. This is an extra day in case of bad weather. Free time to explore Kathmandu before transferring to the airport for flight back.

  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Meals:B

Day 20: Transfer to Airport for return flight back home

Your final day in Kathmandu is a free day. You do as you like. Many people take the time for shopping others enjoy exploring the cultural sites of the city. Our local guide can advise you on the best shops in the area. Farewells! Our airport representative will travel with you to the airport. 

  • Meals:B
Lucka R
Czech Republic

Oct 25 2022

First or any-time in Nepal? Go Trekking Team Group!

As a "first time to Nepal group" we did a research about trekking groups etc. before flight and finally chose TTG on recommendation of our friend. After our landing in Kathmandu we just knew that everything will be alright, cause these guys from TTG rocks! They covered everything, truly everything, from the very first pick up at the airport with a bunch of stuning flower necklases, over whole trek up there to a final good bye :). Our guide, Birman (no Beerman! More like NObeeratallman), did a stunning job and after a few hours we felt like 6 friends on the trip rather than 5 tourists and all knowing guide. We did some interesting sightseeing in Kathmandu and at the end of the day moved towards the mountains. In Lukla we got accompanied by 2 local porters, really calm, friendy and quiet (till we played cards against them) guys and trek was finally on! We did Renjo La trek with these guys in absolutely stunning weather.

In following part I will try my best to answer your silent questions, ok?
Do you want to know everything about Yetti? Go with TTG!
Do you want to learn at least basics (no chance, sorry :) ) about all the gods and their reincarnations? Go with TTG!
Do you want to try to live as native and collect Yak s@*t into forehead carried basket? Go with TTG!
Do you want to play card games like a master after two weeks? Go TTG!
Do you want to try the best local MOMO dumplings and dal bhat (by your bare left hand)? Go TTG!
and finally...
Do you want to experience the himalayas with respect for native people and nature?
Then pick Trekking team group and enjoy!
Guys, many thanks for your support and work,
greetings from the Czech Republic

Dan S
United States Minor Outlying Islands

Nov 06 2017

I've been trekking twice before to Nepal when I was much younger and didn't use a guide or porter back then. This time I did, and was lucky to have Birman as guide and Foure as porter. From beginning to end this was an excellent experience. Bir took good care of my friend and I, always finding a room at the lodges for us despite this being peak fall season. Bir made sure we ate well, had enough blankets, and were safe on the trail. Despite lots of competition for flights, we had no trouble arriving and leaving Lukla on the days intended. I had some trouble with the lack of oxygen on one day going over Cho La pass, and Bir made sure we stopped to rest--and breathe--as needed.
I liked the company's policy about responsible tourism and was happy not ordering bottled water. Bir used his steripen to purify every bottle of tap water and my friend and I never had any tummy trouble.
Shree was very helpful before and after the trek, and proved an excellent manager.
I would highly recommend Trekking Team Group to anyone going to Nepal.

By Jonas

Aug 21 2016

From start to finish an excellent trip, well organized and delivered by TTG. Their staffs are friendly and had everything in order. Shree was my contact in the office who organized the trip, I was kept well informed and any questions were answered quickly. Our guide on the trek was Lakpa who looked after us well on the trip and everything went off without a hitch. All in all a great experience, if you love mountainous regions this trek is worth undertaking and as long as you take it steady it is not a particularly difficult trek. I would recommend Trekking Team Group if you do decide to depart for Nepal. Although there is evidence of the recent earthquake (more so in Kathmandu) this should not put you off in the slightest.

By Nicholas
United States of America

Mar 11 2016

If professional, personalized service with a local flavor is a high priority, Arjun from TTG is the trekking company for you. Our trip started a year before we set foot in Nepal, searching for a good, reputable trekking company to handle all of the logistics of our trek. Our group of 5 friends had decided to tackle the challenging Everest High Pass Trek which, rather than following the main trail from Lukla up to Everest Base Camp (EBC) and back, follows a circuitous route off the beaten track to reach EBC. In the process, trekkers climb through three high passes (the Renjo la, Cho la and the Khongma la) with each topping out well over 17,000ft. Needless to say, finding a trustworthy company was a high priority for us.

After reading guidebooks and searching through countless websites, we had narrowed our search down to a handful of companies. E-mail exchanges and phone conversations were next … and after skyping with Shree, our decision was made. Trekking Tem Group offered favorable rates, experienced guides and porters, and the luxury of a private trek (which ensured the flexibility to change our trek as needed). We were not disappointed. Shree and his staff capably handled all of the logistics, from our arrival in Kathmandu to our departure 21 days later. Our guide, Arjun Rana, was tremendous … always cheerful, always helpful, he and our porters made the trip the experience of a lifetime. When a snowstorm closed the Cho la the day before we were supposed to cross, Arjun smoothly altered our itinerary without missing a beat and we still made EBC and Kala Pattar. He was an exceptional guide and, I think I can safely speak for all of five of us, a good friend.

We had a fantastic experience and I would recommend Trekking Team Group to anyone considering trekking in Nepal.

By Jayson S

Feb 15 2016

“An amazing trek with Trekking Team Group”

After such an incredible previous experience trekking with my wife and Trekking Team Group in 2011 it was an easy decision to engage the professional team once again for a 19-day High Passes of Everest trek for a mate and I. As we had booked our trek post the heartbreaking earthquakes we were somewhat concerned about the extent of the devastation, us being a burden on the Nepalese people and of course our own safety. Thankfully our concerns were allayed. Yes, there was significant damage to many buildings on our trekking route but these are being repaired – the sound of hammers clinking continues from sunrise to sundown. The Nepalese people are getting on with their daily lives – the mountain people are very resilient. And, importantly, the Nepalese people are extremely happy to have tourists returning to the trails – many rely on the tourism industry to make a living.

In terms of safety, we couldn’t have been in safer hands with our knowledgeable guide Arjun, attentive porter Yokumar and the Trekking Team Group support crew back in Kathmandu. Given the impact of the earthquakes on the region and the reduced level of traffic on our selected route the team spent time each day chatting to the locals about the paths ahead and the possibility of accommodation – so we knew roughly what to expect and ensured our safe journey. For those aspects of the route the team considered unsafe we altered our trek and took an alternative route. The team truly regards safety as their paramount principle.

My mate and I had an amazing trek spending time with the beautiful Nepalese people, absorbing the breathtaking mountainous scenery, walking the tranquil forests and valleys and of course breaking ourselves over and over again as we made our way up the mountains… but it is so worth it.

If you are hesitant in travelling to Nepal post the earthquakes please for your own sanity and for the good of the Nepalese people please do make the journey. Like us you will not regret it. I also would highly recommend you engage Trekking Team Group to plan and guide your trek – they are knowledgeable, trustworthy and will ensure a safe, once in a lifetime experience.

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This is ADVENTURE travel, and many of the trip destinations in this site are remote areas, within under developed countries, where events are less predictable than is usually the case in. The unexpected is the norm in these areas and, despite painstaking planning and organization, our adventure trips can never be taken for granted like regular trips. Many of the places that we visit do not have the same quality of emergency health and safety services that you are used to in the developed world. Internal flights can be canceled, road transport is generally uncomfortable and unreliable, and hotels often do not approach the standards of the West.


IF YOU ARE NOT PREPARED FOR THIS, YOU SHOULD NOT TRAVEL WITH US. This unpredictability also means that the itineraries that we put forward for each of our trips should be seen as statements of intent, rather than as contractual obligations. A variety of factors, including weather, transport difficulties and political instability, might dictate that we change any itinerary. The trip leader will make any changes that are necessary, after consultation with the group. Only rarely will such changes be significant, and we will always do everything within our powers to minimize the effects of the enforced changes. We cannot be held responsible for the results of changes or delays, irrespective of how they are caused.

What makes this trip different ?

Trekking Team Group is the major supporter of Ambe Foundation, an apolitical and not-for-profit organisation. We contribute our support for the development of some community schools in remote villages in Nuwakot district. We have been supporting Gramin Devi School and Khumbeshwori School, both community-based educational institutions, through donation, sponsorship and partnership in various projects. 


Trekking Team Group donates one percentage of its total business profits to the foundation on yearly basis. The donated amount supports the ongoing maintenance of Gramin Devi School and Khumbeshwori School in Nuwakot.


One of the major activities of Ambe Foundation is the children sponsorship programme. It is conducted in full collaboration with Trekking Team Group.

Partnership (Volunteering Program)

The Ambe Volunteer Programme, organised by Ambe Foundation and Trekking Team Group, aims to mobilise teams of experts and interested individuals effectively for education, health and community development in Nuwakot district.

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