Everest High Passes Trek

20 Days 19 Night
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Everest High Passes Trek

Everest High Passes trek is well recognized as one of the most thrilling and adventurous trekking trails in the Everest or Khumbu region which always tends to please those keen adventure enthusiasts. This trekking lets you experience the real flavor of the thrills of triumphing the high passes in the Himalayan kingdom. Most significantly; this trek offers an enduring experience of the exotic natural beauty, geographical magnificence, and profound cross-cultural exposure.
This trek takes you to the most scenic region of Everest through three most scenic high passes; Renjo la pass, Kongma La and Chola Pass, which are considered to be the rewarding high, passes to the adventure enthusiasts.
The trek not only offers the thrills of adventure in the high passes but also provides a great opportunity to visit Kala Pathar, Gokyo Lakes, Gokyo Ri, Khumbu glacier and Ngozumpa glacier.
As most of the treks in Everest region, Everest High passes trek commences after a short scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and the trail descend to Phakding and the trail ascends to beautiful tourist hub, Namche Bazar. Along the way trail, the trekkers will witness magnificent glaciers, sacred monasteries, settlement of sherpas, and Himalayan wildlife and plants. Basically, the high passes offer probably the best opportunity to witness mountain range closer.
.Since The Everest High Passes trek is considered to be a quite challenging adventure as they have to conquer three high passes, adventure enthusiasts require a sound level of walking fitness, and stamina to resist the unforeseen circumstances like weather extremes. But it doesn’t mean that you have to have the technicality to accomplish this trek successfully. This is the very trek which takes you to the circuit of Everest region amongst breathtaking mountain views, serene lakes and beautiful landscapes with thrilling adventure. In addition, The Everest High Passes Trek caters an extraordinary thrilling experience of lifetime adventure and ultimately they will able to quench the thirst of real adventure in Himalaya.


  • 20 Days
  • 5465 m
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Autumn and Spring
  • Lukla
  • Lukla

Different travelers have different minds; it means different perspectives on travel. Accordingly, considering such different preferences for travelling according to their budget and time frame, this trip program also can be customized.

Environment in the Everest region

The mountain of the Khumbu are so Large that they create their own local climate. As you climb through the hills, mixed deciduous forest and scattered rice terraces give way to pine forest, then rhododendrons, then scrub junipers, before finally, the only vegetation is low alpine shrubs and grasses. As you walk , scan the skies and the under growth for golden eagle and the spectacular Himalayan monal ( Damphe or impeyan pheasant ) with its regal, shimmering green blue and purple plumage.

In the forested area around Namche Bazaar, Thame, Phortse, and tengboche, keep your eye peeled for Himalayan tahr and musk deer often spotted beside trails early in the morning. You may also hear the strange, hoarse call of the muntjak, or barking deer. The predators of the Himalaya are rarely seen but they are out there – the khumbu is home to both leopards and snow leopards.

When to trek ?

It is theoretically possible to trek in the Khumbu year round, but flights are frequently cancelled in winter and during the monsoon because of the poor visibility at the luckla airport. The best weather is in autumn when the skies are clear and temperature at higher altitude are more bearable. How ever the competition for the seat on planes and bed space in lodges can be intense. Spring is a calmer time to visit though cloud and rain become more frequent in the build up to the monsoon.The most serious obstacle to trekking in winter is the cold. Days can be perfectly comfortable,but the mercury plumments as soon as the sun sinks behind the mountain. At some time during the season from October to march there is certain to be a storm or two that will blanket the country side with snow.

Permits and Regulation

You must take two kinds of permint for regular trekking in Everest region. One  permit is for Loyalty of  Sagarmatha National Park . We must take it from Tourism board of Nepal for the sector of regular trekking in everest region. Another permit is TIMS ( Travel Information Management System). That is to records all the trekker profile by the tourism board of Nepal.


There are two ways for the trekking in everest region. One way is directly fly from Kathmandu to The luckla and start your trek from Lukla. So When you fly from Lukla you can complete Everest Base camp  with in 14 Days. And other way is Take a bus to Kathmandu to Bandar and start trekking from the jiri / Bandar. If you follow this route you can complete Everest Base Camp in 18 to 19 Days.

Supplies and Equipment :

If you forgotten any thing like cell batteries, sun-creams, film, memory cards, sleeping bags, down jacket, Trekking shoes, sun glasses, to bring you can buy or rent in Kathmandu and in Namche Bazaar. It will be cost depending on the quality you will buy or rent.

Tea house trekking?

Tea house trekking takes you to the mountain where you stay every overnight at guest house. Food and accommodations are provided according to your choice at the guest house.

Festivals In Solu Khumbu.

Along with the connection of Tibetan Buddhism and the Lunar Calender of the Tibetan there are four major festival in Solu Khumbu.

  1. Tibetan New Year or Gyalpo Losar : This festival is usually held in the late februray or early March which is celebrated with the masked dance performances at the end of the 12th month of the Tibetan Calender.
  2. Buddha Jayanti : The festival falls normally in May on the full moon of the fourth Tibetan month. This Buddha jayanti is also known as Saga Dawa and it is celebrates the birthday of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha with parades stupas and Gompas and the lighting of butter lamps at sacred sites.
  3. Mani Rimdu : This a famous Sherpa festival which is celebrated normally in October and November at the monasteries of tengboche , at Thame in May and at Chiwang or near Phaplu at November or December. During the festival monks don elaborate mask and costumes and perform ritualistic chaam dances that symbolize the triumph of Buddhism over Bon. The ancient animistic religion of Tibet. At this festival sherpas from all over the khumbu flock to attend the spectacle and the final evening turns into the Sherpa equivalent of an all night rave.
  4. Dumje : This festival largly celebrate at Namche Bazaar, Pangboche, Khumjung and Thame for the birth of Guru Rinpoche who introduced Buddhism to Tibet.

Altitude sickness?
The more you ascend to higher altitude, the more oxygen will be less. Normally, no traveler will be suffered from altitude sickness below 4ooo m. high. But this is not the case always. Those who lack good stamina, physical fitness, those who drink a lot and smoke will likely to suffer altitude sickness.
Mild and common symptoms include headaches (also a symptom of dehydration), low appetite, and restless sleep. More moderate symptoms include vomiting, fatigue, and diarrhoea. Many compare altitude sickness to the sensations of having a hangover. Severe symptoms include blue lips and fingernails, severe difficulty breathing, poor coordination, fatigue, and drowsiness. To avoid altitude sickness, we recommend you to descend down to the lower altitude, hydrate sufficiently and maintain nutrition. In case you have these above mentioned symptoms, inform to our guide since he will be far more experienced than you.

Travel insurance?

It is required to have travel insurance that covers your rescue in case you are suffered any kind of sickness in high altitude including altitude sickness. We hope everything will be fine during the trekking days but sometimes unforeseen circumstances may occur.Many standard polices cover you for trekking to high altituides, such as on the Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit Trek, but it is very important to check this before you go. Here is a list of insurance companies that we have collected information on (however it is your responsibility to confirm that the information on our website correct):
We recommend companies such as Insure and Go, Virgin Money, and The Post office, as they currently cover the altitudes of all our treks.
For more information please see our information section.

Carrying my stuffs when trekking?

We will employ our porters to carry up to 12kgs of weight for each trekker. This is included in the price of each trek. We provide 1 porter for 2 trekkers in accordance to the guidelines set out by the International Porter Protection Group. If you would like more weight to be carried, please let us know. In general 12kg is more than sufficient. If you have unnecessary stuffs that are not required during the trekking days in the mountain, you can leave at the hotel till you come back. They will store it safely.
Normally each porter will carry 2 peoples rucksacks and he will simply tie them together using rope (this does not harm any of the rucksacks). If you are trekking with a friend or loved one, and there is space in one rucksack for both your possessions, then please feel free to share the same rucksack but please ensure that it weighs less than 24kg.
It is helpful if you do not put things that you may need during the day in your large rucksack as you will not be walking with your porter at all times.

Can I drink the tap water?

We don’t recommend you to drink the tap water in the mountains since it is not safe. To help prevent contamination of the environment, we discourage tourists from drinking from plastic bottles especially when in the mountains. Non-plastic bottle options include:

1) Drinking boiled water from teahouses.
2) Drinking ginger and lemon tea to reduce the need for water consumption.
3) Purifying tap/river water using a chloride pump, iodine, or chloride tablets. The taste of the tablets is not appetising, so it is recommendable to use a dissolvable vitamin tablet to add flavour.

How old does a trekker have to be to go trekking?

All trekkers under 18 must be accompanied by a friend / family member who is over 18 years of age.
Moderate to strenuous treks: minimum age is 14
Easy treks: minimum age is 12-11

Supplies and Equipment :

If you forgotten any thing like cell batteries, sun-creams, film, memory cards, sleeping bags, down jacket, Trekking shoes, sun glasses, to bring you can buy or rent in Kathmandu and in Namche Bazaar. It will be cost depending on the quality you will buy or rent.

What To Take During Trek ?

Please note That the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and from lukla to Kathmandu gets delayed due to the weather condition and may even be cancelled for one, two, or more days . Such condition can be arise in every season. Hence, in such cases, you must be prepared and must be flexible for long waits both at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or end of the trek or even both! We do our best to avoid such delays, and fix you on next flight. Still, we suggest you to be prepared for possible delays/cancellation, and if possible to come with some extra more days (1-2 days) at the end of the trip to accommodate such delays. We also organise heli rescue in such conditions, if it’s available and upon request by our clients. The helicopter charges around USD 4000 and it can lift 3 persons per flight. If everything runs smoothly and if you are interest, you can also enjoy other activities like sightseeing, rafting, wildlife activities, shopping, etc during your remaining days.

What to Take During Trekking?



Trekking Boot: one PairDown  or Fiber filled water and windproof jacket and trouser: 1
Socks: 4, Light socks : 3, Sandle: 1Fleece Jacket / Pullover: 1

Other Equipment

Warm cotton trousers: 2
Down Jacket: 1Shirt and T-shirts: 4
Day Pack at Least 25 kgLightweight cotton long  trouser :3
Water Bottle 1Long underwear: 2,  Short underwear: 4
Sun Cream 1Sun hat / Scarft/ Woolen hat :1
Sun Glass 1Lightweight gloves: 1, Raincoat:1
TowelHeavyweight glove or mitten with a waterproof: 1
Flashlight with spare bulbs, batteries, lip salve, gaiters.


Laundry soapNoteBook and Pen
Pocket KnifeToilet articles
Sewing Kit, Camera, Film, Cards and Personal Medical Kit.Toilet Roll

In case, the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your ahead travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip: such a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other regions. If you are not interested in the alternative trip and would rather wait for the trip, you are welcome to wait in Kathmandu for as many days as it takes to get a flight to Lukla. However, please note that there will be no refund, if you lose your time waiting at the airport and do not take an alternative tour or you only do short trek later due to time limitation. If the cancellation happens before the trip, we will provide you accommodation and lunch in a guesthouse in Kathmandu. In case of the flight delay/cancelation after finishing of the trek, you will be responsible for all your expenses. Please also note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transport, flight, etc) included in the package that you would not use later.

Important Note :

Your safety is of more important concern while traveling with Magic Expedition. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is consider in a specified way due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure necessitate travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that if Weather conditions, the health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.




Day 1:Arrival in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel

This the very first day that you step in Nepal for the trip. You will be received by our representative in the airport. Our representative will be at the arrival holding placard with your and our  company name (Magic Expedition. And then, you will be transferred to the hotel. It is around 30 mins drive from the airport to the hotel. There may some hassles like offering taxi or hotel or something like that. Do go with them. And sometimes, in international flight, your luggage may be missing. Be very careful. We hope it will not disturb your trip.

After your arrival to the hotel, you will get refreshed and we will have a short orientation meeting regarding the trip. We will introduce guide or trip leader. For this, be with   4 pieces of recent pp sized photographs, copy of passport and copy of travel insurance-Overnight in Hotel-


Day 2:Free day in Kathmandu & trek preparation (1,300m)

After breakfast, we can enjoy a free day on our own or participate in a sightseeing program organized by “Magic Expedition”. The sightseeing program is focused on to introduce some highlights and UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu such as Durbar square, Swoyambhunath, Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath. After some hours sightseeing,Evening pre-trip discussion and introduction with our trekking staff for your adventure trip-Overnight in Hotel-


Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2,800m) & trek to Phakding (2,652m), 3-4 hrs walk

Early morning flight to Lukla, 40 minute scenic flight. We will provide you breakfast in Lukla. While you are eating breakfast our guide will divide the baggage to be carried by the porters. From Lukla we will pass through Sherpa villages before reach Phakding. This is the first day of your trek; we will hike only 3 to 4 hours. After you arrive in Phakding you could explore Phakding village-Overnight in Lodge-


Day 4:Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m), 6-7 hrs walk

After breakfast in Phakding, we will continue our Three Pass trek crossing five suspension bridges over the Dudh Kosi river. We will register your permit number and group details at the National Park office in Monjo, the entrance gate for Sagarmatha National Park. After crossing the Hilary suspension bridge we will ascend the trail to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the center of the Khumbu region where many small shops can be found-Overnight in Lodge-


Day 5:Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar

“Magic Expedition” suggests one day for acclimatization to adjust for high altitude. You will have a full day at your leisure to explore the shops in Namche Bazaar or hike to the Everest View Hotel for your first view of Mt. Everest and a panorama of major peaks in the region. If this is a Saturday, you can visit the colorful market of Namche where people shop, exchange and sell their goods. Also you can visit the Sherpa Museum, where you will learn about the Sherpa culture and the history of mountaineering on Mt. Everest-Overnight in Lodge-


Day 6:Trek to Thame, (3800m), 3 to 4 hours

At Namche Bazaar we separate from the traditional Everest Base Camp route and walk 3-4 hours to Thame village. Situated along the route which historically led to the Tibetan border, Thame is the oldest village of the Sherpa people. About 150m above the town is the Thame Gompa, a charming Buddhist monastery-Overnight in Lodge-


Day 7:Trek to Marlung, (4137m), 4 to 5 hours

From Thame the trail heads north to Thame Teng and on through several small villages such as Chanakpa, Taranga, crossing through yak fields to reach Marulung village where we will spend the night at a mountain teahouse-Overnight in Lodge-


Day 8:Trek to Lungdeng (4600m), 3 to 4 hours

Trek through the isolated hillsides to reach Lungdeng where we will overnight at a basic mountain teahouse-Overnight in Lodge-


Day 9:Trek to Renjo- La (5465m) to Gokyo Lake (4800m)

Crossing Renjo La is a difficult day due to the altitude. Normally the weather is clear from March to May and from September to November when the prospects for favorable conditions are excellent. Enjoy outstanding views from the top of Renjo La including breathtaking views of the world’s highest peaks, Mt. Everest 8848m, Makalu 8463m, Lhotse 8516m and Cho Oyo 8201m. Careful walking is required as the trail sharply descends to Gokyo-Overnight in Lodge-


Day 10:Relax Day at Gokyo

After crossing Renjo La, you will spend a relaxing day at Gokyo. Rest or explore the lakes and enjoy the views of Mt. Everest and Cho-Oyu. You can also see the northern part of Cho-Oyu base camp and the biggest glacier in the world, Ngozumba Glacier-Overnight in Lodge-


Day 11: Hike to Gokyo RI (5,330m), and trek to Thaknak (4750m), 7-8 hrs

Early morning hike up to Gokyo Ri for a spectacular view of the sunrise. Here you will be rewarded with outstanding views of Mt. Everest and surrounding Himalayan scenery. Back to Gokyo for breakfast. Then trek to Dragnag passing by the second lake and an unforgettable walk across the Ngozumba Glacier-Overnight in Lodge-


Day 12:Trek to Cho-la Pass (5367m) to Dzongla (4,850m), 5-6 hrs walk

Another long day of trekking to cross the Cho La pass. Many trekkers cross Cho La; the pass is not difficult, but it is steep and involves a glacier crossing on the eastern side. After completing the pass, we descend to Dzonglha with outstanding views of Cholatse Peak (6,335m)-Overnight in Lodge-


Day 13:Trek to Gorakshep (5,160m), 5-6 hrs walk

We continue our trek along the moraine of the Khumbu glacier with views of Kalapathar and Pumori. The rocky trail to Gorak Shep offers views of Pumori, Everest Base Camp, and glaciers with beautiful mountain views-Overnight in Lodge-


Day 14:Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,357m) and return to Lobuche for overnight. 6 to 7 hrs

After breakfast at Gorak Shep we will continue our trek towards the Everest Base Camp with views of the famous Khumbu Icefall. The hike is fairly strenuous due to the high altitude and thin air. The walk passes over rocky dunes and streams until you reach Base Camp where outstanding photo opportunities are plentiful. Return to Gorak Shep, then continue trekking to Lobuche-Overnight in Lodge-


Day 15:Lobuche - Kongma La (5,535m) - Chhukung (4,730m): 8-10 hrs

After breakfast in Lobuche, we begin the trek by crossing the Khumbu Glacier (2 hours) and then climb the canyon to ascend Kongma La (5,535m). The glacier crossing and ascent up Kongma La is a difficult trek, but well worth the views of the surrounding peaks once reaching the summit. Descend into the Imja Khola valley hiking from Chhukung to Dingboche with views of Ama Dablam (6,856 m)-Overnight in Lodge-


Day 16:Trek to Tyangboche (3,867m), 4-5 hrs walk

Easy walk downhill to a lower elevation. After the bridge, our route follows the stream towards Pangboche village and further down the valley to Tengboche where the famous Tengboche Monastery is located. Overnight stay at a teahouse situated beneath the tall, magnificent peak, Ama Dablam-Overnight in Lodge-


Day 17:Trek to Monjo ((2680M), 5-6 hrs walk

After breakfast, we trek downhill to Phunkethanga a small settlement with a couple of teahouses. From here the trail leads through the rhododendron forest, and after crossing the local wooden bridge over the Dudh Koshi river, we climb to Sanasa. From Sanasa we descend to Namche Bazaar, then trek further down the valley to Monjo-Overnight in Lodge-


Day 18:Trek to Lukla (2,800m), 6-7 hrs walk

After breakfast in Monjo, we trek back to Lukla enjoying the pleasant green scenery and passing through picturesque Sherpa villages. Finally, the trail leads you back to Lukla. After arriving in Lukla you will have time to celebrate the completion of your trek-Overnight in Lodge-


Day 19:Fly back to Kathmandu (1,300m)

After an early morning flight to Kathmandu, our guide will transfer you to your hotel. You will have time to relax after the long journey, catch your breath, and rest at your hotel before completing your Himalayan adventure with us-Overnight in Hotel-


Day 20: Final Departure from Kathmandu or onward for next destination

After breakfast, rest and relax or take time to catch up on last minute gift shopping for your family and friends. We will transfer you to Kathmandu International Airport for your departure to your next destination.

Different travelers have different minds; it means different perspectives on travelling. Accordingly, considering such different preferences of travelling according to their budget and time frame, this trip program also can be customized. 

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by private car / van
  • Three nights accommodation with breakfast at hotel in Kathmandu.
  •  Kathmandu city tours, inclusive tour guide and private car / van
  • Full board meals with tea or coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  •  Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
  •  One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance
  • Round trip flight to/from Kathmandu inclusive domestic departure tax
  • First aid medical kit
  •  Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee
  •  TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System
  • Government taxes & office service charge
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa– you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • Drinks (cold and alcoholic)
  • Hot and cold showers during the trek
  • Personal shopping and laundry
  • Personal trekking equipments
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)


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