We will follow the itinerary if its need to be changes in case of weather, landslides and difficulties on walks requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decides holding full authority for Trekking Planner.
On the first arrival at Kathmandu, Nepal’s international airport received by the company staff and guide, for a short drive to your hotels in the heart of the city. Briefing by the guide regarding the treks and other necessary information, after getting refreshed from the jet lag. Evening a welcome group dinner in a nice typical Nepalese restaurant, an introduction to Nepali foods with folk cultural program.
Today after breakfast you will be ready for day guided sightseeing tours to Swayambhunath stupa known as monkey temple; combination between Hinduism and Buddhism from when you will be able to see good view of Kathmandu valley. Drive to Patan Durbar square (city of living arts), Pashupatinath, one of the famous Hindus temple which is located near by the holy river Bagmati and then drive to Buddhanath stupa one of the biggest and oldest stupa in the world. And stay over night in Kathmandu.
Briefing: Later in the afternoon, the whole group is briefed about the trekking. We will be checking all the equipment for the trek. If something it’s not appropriate enough we can provide, rent or help to buy it here.
Once all the equipment is checked and we are sure you go up there well dressed, we have the well come dinner with the whole group.
An Early morning, as per your flight time you will be picked up one and half hour earlier from hotel for your transfer to domestic airport. After the necessary security formalities (keep your pen-knife-lighter-matches and other sharp cutting items including scissors and other knife in the bigger baggage not in hand bags) board in the smaller twin otter or similar plane for the sweeping panoramic flight of 35 minutes to Lukla 2800m. In Lukla you will have time to stroll around, while the guide sort and divide the load baggage to be carried by porters for your short trek of about 3-4 hrs to Phakding at 2652m. Lunch hour will depend upon the time of arrival at Lukla, either in Lukla or few hrs walks further down on route to Phakding. The walk is gradual and most of the way, with few ups from Tarhe khola, where you can have a superb view of Kusum-Kangru 6,369m crossing a short suspension bridge, from here after a short climb brings us to the Ghat village, another 01 hrs gradual walk brings you to Phakding village for the overnight stop near the bank of the Dudh-Kosi River.
A long day walks to Namche Bazaar, morning walk follows after a hearty breakfast on a pleasant trail. The route leads to cross a long bridge over Dudh Koshi River to Monjo village and then enter Sagarmatha National Park. The park is listed as a world heritage site, enriched with flora and fauna, capturing the world's highest peaks.
From the park entrance a slow walk over the bridge to Jorsalle, for a possible lunch stop, before a big climb to Namche Bazaar. After lunch on a pleasant path then uphill, from the last bridge walk follows on winding up to Namche for overnight halt. Checking into a nice lovely hotel or resort with rooms facing views of Kongde peaks, Namche is a famous and popular spot for a rest day as well to support acclimatization.
Namche Bazaar, a large village almost a size of a town, where trekkers and local Sherpa can find various facilities from well stocked shops, stores with many good restaurants, bakeries as well banks. At Namche a day for acclimatization and short hike to view-point above Namche Bazaar for glorious views of Everest, Ama Dablam and range of peaks. Visit the nearby park museum with full information of the Khumbu region and cultures of Sherpa’s. For energetic people can hike up to Everest View Hotel for closer views of Everest and Ama Dablam. Trek back to Namche for overnight. Stay overnight at Yeti Mountain Home.
From Namche an easy walk for first half till lunch, following a nice wide trail with few ups and down facing grand views of Everest, Ama Dablam with adjoining peaks, head down to a river Imjatse at Phungitenga, a small place and popular spot for lunch amidst forest surroundings.
Having lunch, a long climb of few hours walking into dense forest of pines and rhododendron to Tengboche and the monastery. Located on a small plateau facing superb views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Kantega with Tharmasarku and Kongde peaks.
After checking into a lodge, visit the monastery of great religious and cultural interest.
Morning walk after breakfast, a pleasant downhill through forested path to the bridge, on leaving the tall tree lines for some days. A slow climb to Pangboche village, the gateway to Ama Dablam base camp, with majestic views of Mt. Ama Dablam. After a refreshing stop uphill to Somare village for lunch and then heading towards beautiful Imjatse valley at Dingboche for overnight stop.
Dingboche located beneath North Face of Ama Dablam with views of Island Peak and Lhotse with range of peaks. At Dingboche another free day for acclimatization and short hike to the scenic hill for more spectacular views of surrounding peaks, overlooking Mt. Makalu in the east direction. Afternoon after lunch enjoy pleasant stroll around Dingboche a temporary settlement with many good lodges for travelers.
Having an enjoyable rest with pleasant time in Dingboche a short day of few hours to Chukung. The last settlement east of Khumbu and Imjatse valley on route to Island Peak base camp, as well towards Kongma-La.
On reaching Chukung check into a nice simple lodge, afternoon relax and preparation for the long walk next day. Crossing over the first Pass of Kongma-La to Lobuche. Interested people can climb to Chukung-Ri at above 5,546 m / 18, 195 feet high, offers fantastic panorama of surrounding high peaks.
Adventure gets closer to our destination, morning leads to a short climb up on a ridge. Enjoy the morning glorious views of Imjatse valley encircled by snow peaks, as the walk follows a pleasant uphill. Then enter a gully full of rocky screes in between Nuptse and Pokalde Peaks, as climb starts to Kongma-La Pass.
The highest pass of the adventure, the top is well hidden by close peaks of Mehara or Kongma. As well from Pokalde peak and Nuptse wall, the top is marked with stone cairn and Buddhist flags. After short rest downhill to Khumbu glacier, walking with care and then up to moraine dunes, then down to Lobuche.
Lobuche, a small settlement located on a corner, houses many good lodges for overnight halt facing grand views of Nuptse and Lobuche peaks.
From Lobuche, altitude gains gradually as walk follows up to a glacial moraine and above Khumbu glaciers, walk up and down to Gorakshep a small settlement on the trail to Everest base camp, located beneath Kalapathar Hill and Mt. Pumori.
After having a short rest, walk further east for few hours on rocky path and glaciated section to Everest base camp, situated close to massive Khumbu Ice-Fall and glaciers. Enjoy the dramatic scenery of giant peaks of Nuptse, Lhotse with range of mountains that surrounds the base camp, the view of Mt. Everest is enclose by adjoining peaks of Nuptse and Lola, only the tip of Everest can be seen from the base camp.
Having an enjoyable moment head back to Gorakshep for overnight after achieving one of the highlight of the adventure.
Early morning an options for steep long climb of few hours reaching on top Kalapathar rocky hill, as it means a black rock the highest point on treks.
From Kalapathar enjoy breathtaking panorama of Mt. Everest and adjoining giant peaks that surrounds the top of Kalapathar. After a glorious morning views head downhill to Gorakshep for breakfast and carry on trekking back to Lobuche. Walk continues following on gradual trail to Dzongla, as walk diverts from the main trail leading to a hidden corners. Reaching at Dzongla located at the base of Cho-La our second pass to cross next early morning. At Dzongla check into a nice simple lodge facing grand close views of Cholatse and Taboche peaks.
The second high pass of the adventure to cross over high Cho-La, start early morning carrying packed lunch for the long day. Walk follows a steep up slope crossing over glacier to the east side, and then reach on top Cho-La.
In snow deep conditions, it will quite an arduous job to find the right track. From the top enjoy close views of Cholatse peaks with range of mountains then descend to Thagnak for overnight stop. A small isolated spot with few small lodges, located on the base of Cho-La Pass. As well close beneath Ngozumpa the longest glacier of Nepal and in whole Himalaya range.
Morning walk leads to Gokyo Lake following a scenic trail to Na a place with isolated small tea house. As walk leads to the first lake and past second lakes. Finally reaching at third main lakes of Gokyo also called Dudh Pokhari or Gokyo Lake.
Where all good lodges situated above the lake shore, on a beautiful setting at 4,800 meters high. After lunch short walk around enjoy views of Mt. Cho Oyo world’s 06th highest with Mt. Gyachung Khang reflects on the surface of serene Gokyo Lake.
Morning a climb of few hours to reach our highest point of the adventure on top scenic Gokyo Ri at 5,357 m high offering tremendous panorama from
Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Everest, Lhotse and of Mt. Makalu covering four world highest mountains at one glance with series of smaller peaks.
Enjoying the views head down to Gokyo, rest of the free at leisure for short walk and just relax and marvel the beautiful scenery.
Our final and tough day of the adventure to cross over the last Renjo-La Pass, to complete all three passes. An early morning walk to the end of Gokyo Lake, climb steadily for few hours to the top of Renjo-La. From the high ridge of Renjo-La offers superb panorama of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse and Taboche with Makalu and Cho-Oyu.
After an enjoyable scenic views, route leads downhill to a small frozen ponds, and then continue walk down to Lungden for overnight stop. A small temporary settlement with few simple lodges to cater then needs of trekkers. Which is also on-route to Nangpa-La pass that leads to the border of Nepal and Tibet.
On completing all three high passes of Everest, morning walk leads on pleasant downhill to Marlung village. Walk continues reaching a sleepy and nice village of Thame located west of Namche Bazaar. At Thame with time to visit its old and interesting monastery believed to be of more than 500 years old history.
Feeling good after completing all major highlights of the adventure, walk on easy trail to Namche Bazaar. The morning starts with short downhill to a bridge, then climb reaching back into green vegetation and tree lines. Following a pleasant winding trail to nice village at Thamo, and then few hours walks to Namche Bazaar for lunch. Afternoon an easy downhill to Dudh Koshi River valley. From the river bed walk to Jorsalle and then short climb to Sagarmatha National Park entrance and exit point. Then finally ending the day reaching Monjo for overnight halt.
Our last walk of the adventure, leaving Monjo down to cross a bridge over Dudh Koshi River.
As walk follows on pleasant gradual trail to Phakding for short rest and continue trekking with last climb to Lukla for a final overnight stop around Khumbu and Everest area.
Morning as per the flight time for Kathmandu, a short walk to Tenzing & Hillary airport in Lukla. After checking in and then board a small aircraft for a sweeping scenic flight to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu domestic terminal transfer back to your hotel with time for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.
A day reserved for contingency in case of flight delay which can occur at Lukla or in the beginning due to bad weather conditions even in best time of the year, this day where one can enjoy joining in sightseeing tour for few hours or at leisure for individual activities.
As per your flight schedule for connecting international flight back home or to next port of call. Our staff transfer you to the airport for final departure after a great wonderful adventure and experience on Everest High Pass Trekking.
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We enjoyed a fantastic trip to Sagamartha thanks to our colourful, humorous and friendly guide Narayan and our hardworking, polite porter Shayam. Narayan guided us through the exciting 3-passes trek. Each part of the trek was perfect. All the places that we stayed in were clean and provided good value for money eating options, especially when you consider the remote areas we stayed in. Our health and safety were always a concern of Narayan and we never felt in any danger of developing altitude sickness. There are so many trekking companies in Kathmandu, so it is not easy to choose between them. However, based on this experience I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Narayan and Shayam to accompany you on a trek during your time in Nepal. Two great guys who provided an absolute top notch experience and service.
I recently completed the Everest High Pass Trek with Nepal Trekking Planners and it could not have been a more perfect experience. I highly recommend this company and they catered to every need. First of the owner Dipak met me at the airport and brought me to my hotel. He even walked me up to the room to make sure it was okay. He was there the next day to introduce me to my guide for the Kathmandu city tour and then walked me to the welcome dinner. He was also there to take me to the airport, and meet me on the way back after finishing the trek. He explained that his priority is the service to his clients rather than having large numbers, and this was evident. He helped me book tickets to my next destination, and even took me to the right trekking stores in Kathmandu to make sure I had everything I needed. Truly an incredible guy. As far as the trek I was a bit hesitant at first to do it alone (had a great guide, Khila and amazing porter Hare). For me it was the best decision that ever happened because I got to go my pace which ended up being quite quick. I watched as other large companies treated their groups almost like cattle and people had to wait in the cold for 30-45 minutes for everyone to catch up. The great thing about Trekking Planners is they cater the trek to any group size and are very flexible. During the trek I fell in love with Ama Dablam mountain, and my guide Khila allowed us to change the schedule so we could go to basecamp. Also along the way we were able to move around days and for me combine some things to make the days a bit longer since I completed things so quickly. The ability of a company to cater to their clients and be so flexible is SO IMPORTANT on a trek. Everyone has a different trekking style and Trekking Planners teaches their guides to adjust the trek to 100% satisfy the clients. I had several people along the way say they wish they had known about Trekking Planners and I think there is no better sign than that. Accommodation and meals were always provided for in a timely fashion on the trek and it worked seamlessly. The actual high pass trek is so incredible it is hard to describe without experiencing it yourself. The high passes can be challenging, but more rewarding for me than Everest Base Camp or any other part. The views are phenomenal for anyone up for a bit of adventure this is the trek for you. It allows you to get away from the crowds for a while, and to feel the beauty of the Himalayas. Visited March 2017
We arrived in Kathmandu after having previously emailed Trekking planners to get an idea of itinerary and cost. The response was fast and very detailed so we went and visited Deepak once we were in Nepal. His organization was amazing and he booked us in and sorted everything within one day. The price was very reasonable and included a guide, porter, all food, tea, accommodation, transfers, sleeping bags, poles and a duffel bag. We could call trekking planners at anytime and they were so reliable and helpful, even at the airport Deepak has organized someone who worked there to help us check in and get to the gate. Along the trek we were provided with fruit and Deepak had pre purchased and sent with us, the accommodation was always very good and we were even given hot towels after a day of walking! The guide that Deepak organized for us was very helpful, knowledgeable and spoke fantastic English. He got us through the three passes very well and gave us good tips about taking Diamox, walking slowly, covering our heats to prevent headaches and drinking lots of water. He never rushed us and always went at our pace. Along the way our guide Puri Sherpa also helped other travelers climb over boulders and showed them the way, he even let a solo trekker join us for two days (which we were ok with) and helped him with booking accommodation and get across a pass. He organized crampons for us and always helped us down tricky parts of the trek. He was also very knowledgeable about the Himalayan range and could tell us all of the mountain names, height and if they have been summited. Trekking planners also let us store all of our luggage in Kathmandu, helped us with accommodation bookings and booked all of our busses across Nepal. Deepak even got up at 5am to meet us and walk us to the bus station! Thank you so much trekking planners, you make our experience so comfortable, easy and wonderful. Would highly recommend !
We had a great trek with Trekking Planner and with our guide Suman. From the moment we got picked up by our guide from the airport to the moment we left Nepal (3 weeks after we finished our trek) we felt like we had constant support from trekking planner. Dipak (team leader) was very helpful and made the whole process very smooth and easy through his (and his teams) hard work. Obviously a Nepalese run guiding company is going to be different from a western guiding company but for a locally run operation is was fantastic! We ended up doing a modified version of the three passes loop (making it a few days shorter and missing the first pass because of illness) which they accommodated well including changing flights last minute. Our guide Suman did a very good job and we would recommend him. He spoke great English and was very kind and helped us easily get through every potential obstacle that came up. My partner has food allergies and he would communicate those with the kitchen to modified dishes to ensure she was provided with food she could safely eat. Suman, though being young, was very confident and capable and we felt very safe in his hands. He knew the trail and surrounding area very well (including every peak and elevation) and what he was talking about! We decided to do this trek guided because it was our first time visiting and trekking in Nepal and we were unsure what to expect including safety and logistics of trekking in Nepal. It provided us with the confidence to travel in Nepal and complete other treks unguided ( which is more our preferred style of travel) We look back fondly on our trip with Trekking Planner and would recommend them to anyone who wants a stress free trekking holiday! Thank you to the whole Trekking Planner team :)
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The only hard and difficult is climb on narrow uphill trail making it tough due to rise in altitude. Rest of the walk is on gradual short up and down trail, with few hour climb to Namche Bazaar. The next steep climb of two hours to Tengboche Monastery. Rest of the walk is pleasant, although leads you to high altitude terrain. The rest hard is climb of few hours to passes, besides Kalapathar Hill, taking slow and steady will overcome the difficulty.
Tents are not required on Everest High Pass Trekking, the whole trip staying overnights in nice cozy lodges. However, needs to carry pack lunch while crossing all three passes of long hour’s walks.
Yes, as long one is physically fit and able with sound health, it also depends upon the age-limit as well.
Spring from March to May and autumn / fall from September to November, are the best time. For Everest High Passes and other adventures around Nepal Himalayas.
Yes, it also depends upon minimum number of trekkers in the group as well with trip cost. To operate for single person the cost becomes slightly higher than minimum of 2-3 persons. But the departure is guaranteed for single person or with large group.
In the warm comfort of a nice and cozy lodges on route trekking. From simple and basic to standard rooms.
Depending upon the areas of overnight stops, most lodge restaurants provides comprehensive food menu. From continental, Chinese, Indian, Italian Mexican to Nepali and Tibetan foods.
For big group serving set meals to save time and fuel energy, of mixed varieties.
Yes, it is best to have crampons crossing Kongma-la, Cho-La and Renjo-la might come across ice and snow path sometimes.
Depending upon your sickness and health problem. Our guide will appoint a good staff who can communicate to take you down to safe places. Where you can wait for the other group either in Namche or Thame. If not continue walk to Lukla and return back to Kathmandu earlier than the trekking schedule. There will be no refund for not completing the whole trek, the company will issue a letter. The reason of the condition, so that you can get some refund or reimbursement for your Travel or Medical Insurance.
Depending the area and weather condition of trekking, some places can receives well and clear and few areas don’ts. Few places on route trekking have facilities of Sat-Phone in case of emergency.
Most places on overnight stops do have electricity from hydro or solar power. Where you can get access to Wi-Fi as well to charge your electronic gadgets.
For smaller and minor cases our guide can handle with care, assuring you and accompanying to safe lower area. As for server situation and illness which needs immediate medical care?
The safest and fastest means of evacuation is by Helicopter service, where our guide will contact Trekking Planner. The head office will immediately organizes the Helicopter for rescue as respective place for quick evacuation. Flying back to Kathmandu and transfer the victim to a good hospital. Where all medical bills and extra expenses with Helicopter services should be taken care by your medical insurance company.