Everest High Passes trekking - 21 Days

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Everest High Passes Trek takes us to the Everest Base Camp, Kalapatthar, Gokyo Valley and its tranquil Lakes, Gokyo Ri for amazing views of the landscape. More importantly, this route introduces trekkers to the remote and untouched Nangpa La Valley, the Sherpa village of Marlung and the monastery village of Thame. Moreover, trekkers tread on world famous routes while crossing three high  passes Kongma La (5,535/18,159 ft), Cho La (5330m/17,782ft) and Renjo La(5,445m/17,520ft).

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Everest High passes Trekking is challenging and famous trekking trail in Everest region with most scenically stunning areas. Everest High passes Trekking will include crossing of the Kongma La pass (5535m), Cho La pass (5330m), and Renjo La passes (5445m) linking the five major valleys in the Everest region. This is the ultimate high-altitude trek, in the world’s most spectacular mountain terrain. It’s undoubtedly tough – but the scenery provides more than ample rewards. This trekking is combined with the ascents of Kalapatthar (5545m) and Gokyo Ri (5357 m.), it is perhaps the ultimate Everest experience in Khumbu Himalaya range. Think of this not just as a trek but more as one of the finest mountain journeys you are ever likely to undertake in your lifetime.

From Katmandu you will fly to Lukla and follow the classic Everest trail through Namche Bazaar, Tyangboche and Dingboche to the Kongma La pass surrounded by dramatic views of Ama Dablam, Makalu and the Lhotse, Nuptse face. From the Kongma La pass, you will descend to the Khumbu glacier and then ascend Kalapatthar for breathtaking close-up views of Mt. Everest. You traverse the glaciated Cho La pass to Gokyo, where we explore the valley and climb Gokyo Ri to enjoy more excellent mountain views including another angle of Mt. Everest, and Cho Oyu on the Tibetan border to the north then bear west to scramble across the Renjo La, dramatically back-dropped by the Everest range, to enter the Bhote Kosi valley, where you walk along grazing pastures and a trading route used by yak trains from Tibet to Thame. It is a short day from Thame to Namche Bazaar, where you will re-trace your earlier steps to Lukla and then fly back to Katmandu

Day 01: Transfer to airport for Kathmandu / Lukla flight (45 minute flight). Arrive Lukla and start trek to Phakding (2610 m.) – approx. 2 to 3 hrs walk.
Early in the morning, we will be escorted to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu Airport for an early morning flight to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), a gateway destination from where our trek begins. After an adventurous 45 minutes flight above the breathtaking green and white mountains, we reach the Ten zing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. This is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating in a dramatic landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains peaks. Upon arrival at Lukla, we meet our other crew members and after some packing and arrangements, we start our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla until we reach Phakding. To assist in acclimatization, we only have a short hike today. However, if interested in additional activities we can take a side trip to a nearby monastery. Overnight in lodge in Phakding.

Day 02: Phakding / Namche Bazaar (3446 m.) – approx. 5 to 6 hrs walk.
Today’s our trek starts in the morning after breakfast. The walk today is pleasant with few short uphill and downhill with multiple crossings over Dudh Koshi River and magnificent view of Mt. Thamserku (6,608m/21,675ft) from the Benkar village. We cross more bridges and reach entrance of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo, where our trekking permits are checked in order to keep record of trekkers and local trekking staffs as well. A descend and a gradual walk brings us to Jorsale, the last village until Namche Bazaar. The walk is enjoyable through the river bed and we reach Hillary Suspension Bridge. Now, as we climb up hill towards Namche Bazzar, closer and magnificent sight of Kwangde Peak, its sister peaks, Kusum Kangaru, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache, and many other fabulous mountains will be viewed closely. We stop at Chautara to admire the view. Finally, we reach the colorful village of Namche Bazzar, the main gateway of Khumbu region. Overnight in Namche Bazzar.

Day 03: Rest/ acclimatization in Namche Bazaar.
Today we will take a rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. Health experts always recommend us to stay active and moving during the rest days instead of being idle. We either spend the day taking a day hike to Thame or visiting Khunde or relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar itself. Namche Bazzar is the main centre of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery and a colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. If we trek a few hundred vertical feet during the day, it will help us to properly acclimatize. Our guides will take us to the Tourist Visitor Center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National Park where we can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plant and animal life of the Everest region. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 04: Namche Bazaar / Tyangboche (3867 m.) – approx. 4 to 5 hrs walk.
Upon breakfast in Namche, we set out towards Tyangboche, enjoying superb view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku. Our trek follows more or less smooth trail with few ups and downs which will not bother us as the magnificent view of the Himalayas keeps our company all through the journey. Along the way, we can spot wildlife musk deer, a herd of Himalayan Thar and multicolored pheasants. The trail goes gradually down up to Kayangjuma. The path eventually reaches Sansa, which is the major trail junction to Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp. The track then follows through the pine forests and after we cross the prayer flags festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, we reach Phunki Thenga, a small settlement with a couple of teahouses and a small army post amidst the alpine woods. After having a relaxed lunch at Phunki Thenga, we gear up for a slightly tougher climb through the pine forests before we reach Tyangboche. Tyangboche is a great place for close up views of Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Nuptse, and Mt Everest, and it has the biggest Buddhist Monastery of the Khumbu region. We pay our visit to the monastery the same day at around 3 pm to witness the ceremony in the principal and popular monastery of Everest region. Overnight stay at a lodge at Tyangboche.

Day 05: Tyangboche / Dingboche (4343 m.) – approx. 4 to 5 hrs walk.
Early morning fabled scenic beauty of Tyangboche takes our breath away. The mountain panorama includes ranges of Kangtega, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Taboche, Kwangde, Tengboche, Lhotse and Nuptse. After snapping pictures, we start the day journey through the trial that follows through Imja Khola upstream. Descending rapidly from the Tyangboche meadow to the river bank, the track traverses a deep forest of birch and rhododendron with magnificent views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. As we reach Deboche, a charming place amidst the woods. Upon reaching at this juncture, we pay our visit to Buddhist nunnery. Upon climbing up we come across few Chortens. Upon reaching Pangboche we are amazed at the dramatic views. We further might visit Upper Pangboche to best view the mountains. The trail eventually climbs to Shomare. We notice decrease in tree line after Pangboche and upon reaching Shomare the terrain changes dramatically to rolling arid stretch and an alpine terrain with patches of scrub and isolated pastures. As we reach Orsho the pyramidal peak of Pumori emerges above the mountains ahead. We finally reach cold and windy settlement of Dingboche overlooked by Chortens and prayer flags finally for the night’s rest. Overnight at tea house lodge in Dingboche.

Day 06: Dingboche / Chhukung (4730 m) – approx. 2 to 3 hrs walk.
The walk is pleasant as we leave Dingboche through stone walled fields and alpine landscape. We take the trial from Dingboche through Imja Khola valley to land raven by glacier moraines amidst towering formidable mountains. We walk leisurely as our schedule for today is only 3 – 4 hours trek. While walking through the valley, Lhotse towers on our left and Ama Dablam on our right. After walking about 3 km, we reach at yak herdman’s place called Bibre. Straight ahead, beyond a terminal moraine wall, soars the Island peak (Imja Tse), a most popular trekking peak. The pyramidal Imja Tse looks awesome with its step rock and-icy south face. The trail ahead is intersected by icy streams. We reach Chhukung in about half an hour from Bibre. There are glaciers and massive snowy mountains all around the place. We might choose to hike to the rocky knoll of Chhukung Ri which offers stunning views of Lhotse, Island Peak, Ama Dablam, Makalu and several others including Baruntse. Overnight at Chhukung.

Day 07: Chhukung / Cross Kongma La pass (5535 m) and trek to Lobuche (4930m) – approx. 8 to 9 hrs walk.
This morning, we start at first light from Chhukung as we have to conquest highest pass of the trip today. We carry plenty of water and some snacks and a packed lunch as there is no tea shops on the way. We really enjoy the remoteness of the area and absolute nature!! We can select to go via any of the possible trails – either taking a climb over the hill northwest of Chhukung over the moraine of The Nuptse Glacier or we might walk back down the valley to Bibre and follow a high trail above the Niyang Khola. Just after some walk there are great views of Island peak valley and jagged ridge of Amphu Lapcha. Ascending along the east side of Niyang Khola valley, we turn west and walk through the sloppy stony trial. We enter a wide basin dotted with small frozen lakes. The trail rises over loose screen gaining the Kongma La after about five hours we leave Chhukung. Upon reaching the top, we encounter with cairn wrapped in prayer flags, marks of the pass. Behind us is the landscape of icy lakes ahead down of which is the Khumbu Glacier. The final descent is the most difficult stage of the trek today. Upon climbing the moraine on the far side, the trail turns north through Khumbu Glacier which takes us to Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche.

Day 08: Rest/ acclimatization in Lobuche.
Today, we will take our second rest after Namche for acclimatization at Lobuche and view the remoteness of the area. Overnight at Lobuche.

Day 09: Lobuche / Everest Base Camp / Gorak Shep (5140 m.) – approx. 7 to 8 hrs walk.
The trail to Gorak Shep goes ahead through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We pass through the pyramid sign post. Ahead on the trail we see crest of north ridge of Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, etc. A small ascent would take us to Thangma Riju from where we perceive 360 degree vista of snowy mountains. Climbing steeply up to the top through the torrent of Changri Glacier, we catch our first glimpse of Kala Patthar, a grey-green knoll beneath the Mt. Pumori. As we reach Gorak Shep, we will find snow-capped mountains looming all around us including the top of the world – Mt. Everest. After a brief lunch and rest, we take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake. Continuing straight ahead, we come through the Indian army mountaineers’ memorials. Mountaineer’s tents stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray surroundings (especially in the Spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori are the mountains we can view from the base camp. Everest actually is not visible from here. By now we have met the ultimate objective of our trip. Overnight at normal tea house lodge at Gorak shep.

Day 10: Excursion to Kalapatthar (5545 m.) return to Gorak shep – approx. 4 to 5 hrs walk.
Today is the climax of our trip. We start early in the morning to catch the dramatic views from Kala Patthar witnessing the first light of day shining on Mt. Everest. However, we need to get prepared for an early morning, dark and cold temperature (-10 to -14 C) departure beforehand. Further, there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself emerging between the west shoulder crest and Nuptse. During the ascent to Kala Patthar we can pause to catch our breath at several outstanding view points to snap pictures. After several hours of ascent, we will be Kala Patthar. From this juncture, we scramble to climb the rocky outcrop near to the summit marked by cairns and prayer flags. As we reach the top, we sit on the Kala Patthar where our eyes rook taking in the unbelievable Himalayan Panorama, wandering from one mighty massif to another. Overnight at Gorak shep.

Day 11: Gorak Shep / Lobuche (4930m) – approx. 2 to 3 hrs walk.
Moving from Gorak Shep, we descend down to reach Lobuche which will take about 2 to 3 hours. Trek today is very short compared to previous or next days walk. Overnight stay at normal tea house lodge at Lobuche.

Day 12: Lobuche / Dzongla (4830 m.) – approx. 3 to 4 hrs walk.
The path to Dzongla branches off from the main trail some distance from Lobuche. After crossing a stream we come through a fork and later curving round to the wide gravelly river bed of the stream. As it flows southwestward, the trail runs across it and climbs the ridge ahead. From the grassy ridge ahead, as the trail runs across to southeast from where we can see soaring heights of Ama Dablam and Kangtega-Thamserku while Taboche looms prominently ahead. Pheriche village is visible down in the distance. We will also have visibility of mound in Chukpi Lhara and its memorials and the lodges of Dugla. As the ridge veers northward, the vast Chola Lake spreads below Mt. Cholatse. The lake stays with us over a long stretch until we descend to a wide basin. The trail climbs up a spur and descends steeply to another broad basin. After an hour walk transverse from the basin and shortly after crossing a wobbly bridge, we reach Dzongla. We spend the night in one of the local lodges at Dzongla (only very basic lodges are available at Dzongla).

Day 13: Cross Cho-La pass (5330 m.) descend to Thagnag Kharka (5025 m.) – approx 7 to 8 hrs walk.
Early morning as we get out of lodge, we will be greeted by the mesmerizing sight of Cholatse looming over. Today is going to be one of the toughest days of our trip. The walk begins as we transverse through a spur extending westward from Dzongla. The path descends to a basin across which meanders a murmuring stream crusted with ice at places. In about an hour, we reach the top of the basin readying for the triumph on Cho-La. As we gain height, the view back gets increasingly more captivating; the Cho-La Lake begins to appear and the Ama Dablam in its pyramidal incarnation presides over a range of mountains on the south as Cholatse soars on the west. Climbing the incline is not easy; it is steep, but made worse by boulders over some of which we will have to scramble. We need to be alert as rocks can be glazed by ice. The final climb to the Cho-La can be a little tricky as the trail curves round the bergschrund. Upon reaching the top, we see prayer flags, strung across cairns, flapping in the strong wind. Scenery of majestic peaks in all directions is breathtaking. Although long, the path leading down to Thangnak can be easily made out from the pass because it is just decent but can be hazardous if rocks are glazed by ice, a bit of cautiousness is needed. We reach Thangnak, a rather more substantial hamlet with a small village. Overnight at Thagnag Kharka.

Day 14: Thagnag Kharka / Gokyo (4790 m) – approx 3 hrs walk.
Stepping out of the Thagnag Kharka, we are greeted by fabulous mountain views. The trail brings us to the Ngozumpa glacier edge after short walk, which is longest glacier in Nepal. Reaching the other side of the glacier, we get view of the second of the Gokyo lakes on the series of six lakes. A short distance away is the third Gokyo Lake. On the edge of this lake stands the Gokyo Village where we finally give rest to our tired body. Overnight at Gokyo.

Day 15: Excursion to Gokyo Ri (5357 m.) and back to Gokyo – approx 5 hrs walk.
Rest day in Gokyo Valley is an exceptional opportunity. This acclimatization day is grasped as an opportunity to climb Gokyo Ri to enjoy the scene from the best viewpoint of Everest Region. Or, as we know Gokyo is not only popular for its grand view from Gokyo Peak but also for the six lakes which it hosts, definitely we would not miss the chance to observe the fourth lake (Thonak Tsho) and fifth lake (Ngozuma Tsho). About 3 km north of Gokyo is the fourth lake with its high cliffs and peaks rising above it. The trail continues to fifth lake and we get mesmerized by the shimmering turquoise blue sheet of water. If interested, we climb on a hill at the edge of the Lakes to get astounding views of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makulu. We can see a lot more from here – the spot is called Scoundrel’s Viewpoint. Beyond the fifth Lakes is the Cho Oyu Base Camp. Scenery here is breathtaking with Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang seeming just a stone’s throw away. Northern part of the fifth lake provides fabulous views of Cho-Oyu Base Camp and biggest glacier of the world- the Ngazumpa Glacier. Moved by the charm, we may even try to go sixth lake too but depends upon our own interest and time. Back to Gokyo village. Overnight at Gokyo.

Day 16: Cross the Renjo La (5345 m) and trek to Langden in the Thame valley – approx 7 to 8 hrs walk.
We need to start at dawn today as we have to trace our trail up to Langden after conquest of Renjo La. Down from the Gokyo Valley, we leave the main trail and turn to Renjo La trail by Dudh Pokhari. After about 3 hours, we gain the Renjo La where a dazzling vista awaits. The Everest itself, Lhotse, Cholatse and Taboche can be seen shining in the sun. Views from Renjo La are much like that from Gokyo Ri with third Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Village beneath the gray smear of Ngozumpa Glacier. Continuing on from the pass, the trail winds down a stone staircase and then scramble over loose screen to reach the south bank of a small lake, Angladumba Tsho. Presence of ice on the trial while descending down can make our descend a bit hazardous. Along the way we see Relama Tsho and Renjo Lake. However, we walk down through narrow valley clogged with giant boulders to Lumde where there is a support Lodge but it can be closed often. We walk almost for an hour from Lumde to get to Marlung on the east bank of the Bhote Kosi. Overnight at Langden.

Day 17: Langden / Thame (3820 m)- approx 4 hrs walk.
Today we descend down, where we explore the valley and enjoy more excellent mountain views including another angle of Mt. Everest, and Cho Oyu on the Tibetan border to the north, dramatically back-dropped by the Everest range, to enter the Bhote Kosi valley, where we walk along grazing pastures and a trading route used by yak trains from Tibet to Thame. Overnight stay at Thame.

Day 18: Thame / Namche Bazaar (3446m) – approx 4 to 5 hrs walk.
It is a short day from Thame to Namche Bazaar taking about 4 to 5 hours walk. We snap a mixture of open plains, rhododendron and pine forests, and in the distance snow covered peaks. We walk through the Sherpa villages’ noticing impressive faith in Buddhism and culture of prayer stones and prayers flag while we walk through the villages. Overnight at lodge at Namche Bazaar.

Day 19: Namche / Phakding (2610 m) – approx 3 to 4 hrs walk.
The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk slowly and under control as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries the trail becomes more level and natural. By today we start to get warmed up by the light breeze. Any remaining sore throats and colds will be gone by today as we pass through this charming mountain air. Although we are travelling the same route down, we feel completely different views.

Day 20: Phakding / Lukla (2840 m) – approx 3 to 4 hrs walk.
After 3 to 4 hours walk we will reach Lukla. Upon arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. We experience the culmination of a fantastic trek on a happy note with everyone back safe and sound with smile on faces! Overnight at Lukla.

Day 21: Fly back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, meet and transfer to hotel..
Flights to Kathmandu are usually scheduled for morning because wind can create problem to fly the aircraft in the afternoon. But sometime the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather and other unprecedented reasons that are beyond our control. We fly back to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu we have the rest of the day off to rest or do some souvenir shopping. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Note: It is possible to combine with some other activities such as white water rafting and wildlife safari. The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday.

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i) Everest Base Camp

For foreign travelers, Everest Base Camp has become one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal, offering the chance to gaze on the magnificent north face of the world’s highest peak Mount Everest. Famous for its amazing mountain peaks and the loyalty and friendliness of its inhabitants Sherpa, the Everest Region is one of the most famous destinations for tourists in Nepal. While several routes through the mountains are difficult, there are plenty of places to rest and enjoy meal along the way. Trekking is possible the whole year round in this area. The best time to trek is from the beginning of March to May and from September to November. The winter is very cold and snow may make it difficult to travel higher than Tengboche, and lodges may be closed above this altitude. Summers, are wet and the spectacular peaks are often lost in the clouds. April and early May is a good time to view the hedgerows and trees stuffed into bloom, with Rhododendron, in particular, adding a spectacular spray of color to the landscape.
Everest Base Camp is a term that is used to describe two base camps which are on opposite sides of Mount Everest. South Base Camp is in Nepal side with an altitude of 5,364 m. and North Base Camp is in Tibet side at 5,150 m. These camps are basic campsites on Mount Everest that are used by mountain climbers during their ascent and descent.

Route to Everest Base Camp
Lukla – Phakding – Namche Bazaar – Tyangboche – Dingboche – Lobuche – Everest Base Camp – Gorakshep – Kalapather – Pheriche – Phortse –Namche – Phakding – Lukla
From Kathmandu we fly to Lukla, and the adventure begins as we land at its small runway. We can spend several days trekking through the homelands of the Sherpa people, among the most attractive mountains in Nepal. A day is spent at Namche Bazaar, the bustle market town in the heart of Sherpa country, and at Pheriche a bunch of houses set among the high summer grazing pasture of the region. The rest days allow time to explore further and to adjust, an important factor in your enjoyment of the trekking. Those who fully acclimatize may trek to the Everest Base Camp but without hesitation, the highlight for most will be the admiration inspiring views which unfold from the summit of Kala Pattar – the disordered ice sculptures of the Khumbu Glacier, Nuptse and south-west face of Everest itself. Not forgetting, the personal sense of achievement that many experience at the end of this trek, when it is all over and we fly back to Kathmandu.

Views from EBC/Kalapathar
From EBC you can observe refreshing spectacular view of numerous dangling mountains including Everest and typical Sherpa land with typical house and landscape. Therefore, Everest Base Camp Trek is taken as the best and most popular trekking routes in Nepal as well as in the world. From Kala Pathar we can view the most wonderful sunrise views on the Mt. Everest. Scenery and conversing of the Snow River, avalanche and white dazzling snowcapped peaks including Mt. Everest from the top of Kalapathar will enchant you and take you to the world of frantically making your journey a memorable one in your whole life. If you have ever longed to set eyes on the highest Himalayan peaks and rugged perfect glaciers around you, the views from Kalapathar will stay with you forever. We have the best view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lotse, Mt. Changtse, Khumbu Glacier, Ama Dablam and south-west face of Everest will be seen from the top of Kalapathar.

Mt. Everest (Top of the World)
Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world. Its height is 8,848 meters. Its alternate names are Sagarmatha, Qomolangma, and Chomolungma. Mt. Everest lies on the border of Nepal and China, with half of the mountain lying on each side of the borders. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay first climbed Mt. Everest in 1953, with Hillary taking the photograph of Tenzing Norgay in the summit.
There are several bodies still lying on the upper portions of the mountain above the South Col on the Nepal side and the North East Ridge on the Tibetan side. There are 2 main routes, Southeast and Northeast, for climbing the Mt. Everest. Southeast is most frequently used route because it is generally considered safer and with easier access. Ascent via the southeast ridge begins with a trek to Base Camp at 5,380 meters on the south side of Everest in Nepal. Expedition members usually fly to Lukla (2,860 m.) from Kathmandu and pass through Namche Bazar. Climbers then hike to Everest Base Camp, which usually takes 6 to 8 days, allowing for proper altitude adjustment in order to prevent altitude sickness. Climbing accessories and supplies are carried by yaks, dzopkyos (yak hybrids) and human porters to Everest Base Camp on Khumbu Glacier. In recent years, mountain climbers and explorers have been paying attention on Mt. Everest. It has become many brave people’s dreams to demonstrate their courage and skills by climbing onto the world’s highest peak. The weather is comparatively mild and steady with less rain or snow early March to late May, and again so from early September to late October. These are the two best seasons for tourists and mountain climbers.

Does Yeti Still Exist?
Yeti is an ape-like cryptic taller than an average human that is said to inhabit the Himalayan region of Nepal and Tibet. While the greater scientific community largely discounts claims of the Yeti or abominable snowman`s existence, the extent of myth, legends, and accounts of Yeti abound across the Himalaya along the Tibetan border. Many people trust that Yeti is actually the Himalayan Brown Bear, which stands upright and walk like a human. Others recommend that Yeti is really the large Langur Monkey that can be found at higher altitudes. Some say that Yetis are really the holy men from Tibet or India living mendicant lives naked in the snow and are mistaken as wild forest men. Skepticism and speculation aside, there have been many reported finding by locals and climbers alike, and there is a strong history surrounding their existence.

Tales surrounding the yeti abound in villages across the Great Himalaya Trail. Some Sherpa even tell tales of wars with Yeti when they first came down from the mountains to stay in Nepal. They are often referred to as wild forest dwellers and occasionally as demon, plague villagers by stealing or destroying their crops. Paintings and depiction of yetis can be found in different monasteries, and the Khumjung monastery in Everest region is in possession of what lamas believe to be the scalp of a yeti.

Tengboche Monastery
Tengboche Monastery also known as Dawa Choling Gompa, is in the Tengboche village in Khumjung in the Khumbu Region of Eastern Nepal. It is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery of the Sherpa community situated at 3,867 m. The monastery is the largest Gompa in the Khumbu region of Nepal. It was built in 1916 by Lama Guru with strong links to its mother monastery known as Rongbuk Monastery located in Tibet. It was destroyed by an earthquake in 1934 and was consequently rebuilt. In 1989, it was destroyed again by a fire and then rebuilt with the help of volunteers and international support.

Tengboche is famous because of its spectacular and distinctive location. It lies on the main route to the Everest Base Camp of Mt. Everest and offers the first clear views of the highest mountain in the world. Tengboche became famous to the world after Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzin Norgay Sherpa made the first ascent of Mt. Everest in 1953. A lot has been changed since those days when Tengboche was remote and inaccessible. Today more than 30,000 people come ever year to enjoy the beauty of Tengboche and splendor of the mountains.
From Tengboche there are spectacular views of some of the world’s highest mountains including Nuptse (7,855m), Ama Dablam (6,812m), Lhotse (8,516m), Kantega (6,779m), Tamserku (6,623m) and as well as the many others that form one of the most inspiring ranges of snow mountains anywhere. The ice walls of these mountains control the landscape and avalanches can normally be heard rumbling high up the glaciers.

About Hotel/Lodges/Teahouse
There are sufficient hotels, lodges and teahouses in the Everest Region of Eastern Nepal. In tea house meal and accommodation are provided. You can have Nepali and Western food choosing from Menu. Telephone and Internet facilities are available in each destination. Tea house or hotel / lodge are comfortable, clean and healthy food and accommodation is provided in Local Mountain Lodge and hotel. Tea Houses are like hotels, with showers, western food, and private rooms, bathroom, toilet, etc. The accommodation in the Everest region is very basic and it is not possible to reserve a bedroom in advance. In some lodges you will be able to have your own room, but in others you will be sharing a room with other trekkers. Bathrooms are shared with few hot showers and far between and where they are available you will usually have to pay for the benefit. Your guide will help you to arrange the place to stay when you arrive in each place.

Chhola ~ Pass
Cho La is a summit pass located 5,420 m. in the Solukhumbu District in northeastern Nepal. It connects the village of Dzongla (4830 m) to the east and the village of Thagnak (4700 m) to the west. The pass is on Gokyo trail, one of the popular and challenging trekking trails in Khumbu Everest Region in Nepal. To the West the trail continues to the Gokyo Lake crossing Ngozumpa glacier on the way. To the East the trail joins Everest Base Camp trek. The pass can be physically demanding and may require crampons on the top of a slippery glacier. The boundary of the glacier is unstable.

Renjo La Pass
To the west of Gokyo the spectacular Renjo La Pass provides a rarely used crossing to the Bhote Koshi valley above Thame. By this a return to Namche could be made in 2 very long and demanding days;thus creating a challenging circuit. Explore Rejo La Pass, Everest Panorama veiws , along the Pass and Gokyo Ri Top are wonder, inspiring, encounter highland Sherpa people’s daily life and their distinctive cultural hospitality. Probably it is one of the world’s most famous destination visit. Renjo La Pass trekking is total mountain adventure journey to roof of the world, opportunity for outstanding photographic and many chaos encounter of typical culture in the highlands. Among of them Renjo La Pass trekking takes you to visit popular places like – Namche Bazar, Gokyo Lake (4700m).

Sherpani Col
During Shrepani Col Trekking you will have wonderful views of the mountains such as Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu-I, Makalu-II, Jannu, Everest, Ama Dablam, Baruntse, Pumori and Thamserku. It involves technical climbing and takes you to an altitude of approximately 6200 m. as well as a glacier crossing. This is a truly daring expedition passing through a remote and wild region of the Himalayas with superb views of Himalayan ranges.

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Mera Peak Climbing provide an opportunity to trek and Climbing in Nepal,

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Island Peak Climbing Trek – 13 days

Island Peak is one of trekking peak that provide excellent views of Mt. Everest,

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Mt. Everest Gokyo Trekking – 12 days

Less frequented than the E.B.C route the trek provides some tremendous high,

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Fixed Departure

Jan 05 – 22
Feb 07 – 24
Mar 10 – 17
Apr 06 – 23
May 10 – 27
Jun 03 – 20
July 03 – 20
Aug 25
Sept 12 – 26
Oct 02 – 19
Nov 05 – 22
Dec 09 – 24

Trip Facts

  • Group Size:Mini 2 – Max -25 pax
  • Best Season:Mar -May, Oct - Dec
  • Trip Code:NT-N2128
  • Duration:21 Days Treking
  • Maximum Altitude: 5545m
  • Region:Everest Region
  • Start:Kathmandu
  • End:Kathmandu
  • Trekking Type:Tea house / Camping
  • If you wish to discuss any aspect of Everest High Passes trekking – 21 Days or your suitability of other trips, please contact us by:
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Kathmandu, Nepal.

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