High Pass Trekking in the Everest region of Nepal offers a challenging and scenic experience, crossing high mountain passes with views of Mount Everest. It requires physical fitness and proper guidance, but offers a unique cultural and historical immersion.
The High Pass Trekking in the Everest region of Nepal with Safe Holiday Adventure Pvt. Ltd is an unforgettable experience. This trek takes trekkers across three high passes: Kongma La Pass (5,535m), Cho La Pass (5,380m), and Renjo La Pass (5,345m). Safe Holiday Adventure Pvt. Ltd provides expert guidance and top-notch services to make the trek a safe and enjoyable experience.
The trek provides a unique opportunity to explore the stunning scenery of the Khumbu region and visit several historic Buddhist monasteries and Sherpa villages. The journey begins from Lukla and takes you through Namche Bazaar, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep, and finally to the base camp of Mount Everest.
The high passes offer panoramic views of the Himalayan range, including Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Lhotse. The trek is physically challenging, but the reward is an experience that will last a lifetime. Safe Holiday Adventure Pvt. Ltd provides experienced guides to ensure that even less experienced trekkers can complete the trek successfully.
This trek can be completed in 12 to 17 days, depending on the itinerary. It is best suited for experienced trekkers with a good level of fitness. With Safe Holiday Adventure Pvt. Ltd, you can be assured of a safe and memorable trekking experience in the breathtaking Everest region of Nepal.
Guided High pass trek vs Solo High Pass Trek:
A guided High Pass Trek in the Everest region of Nepal and a solo trek have their own advantages and disadvantages.
A guided trek offers many benefits, including a knowledgeable guide who can provide information about the local culture and history, assist with navigation, and ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience. The guide can also provide support in case of a medical emergency, and help to organize the logistics of the trek. A guided trek also provides a social aspect as trekkers can share their experiences with others and make new friends.
On the other hand, a solo trek offers greater freedom and independence, allowing trekkers to set their own pace and make their own decisions. It also provides an opportunity for personal growth and self-discovery. However, a solo trek can be challenging as trekkers need to be self-sufficient and well-prepared for all eventualities, including navigation, first aid, and carrying all their own gear.
Ultimately, the choice between a guided or solo trek will depend on individual preferences and abilities. Trekkers should consider their own level of experience, fitness, and self-sufficiency before making a decision. A guided trek is recommended for first-time trekkers or those with limited experience, while a solo trek is more suitable for experienced trekkers who are comfortable with self-sufficient trekking.
Best time of the year for High Pass Trekking:
The Everest three High Pass Trek is possible to do all year round, but for a less challenging experience, it is best to trek during Autumn (September to November) and Spring (March to May).
Autumn is a popular time for trekkers, offering good weather conditions and temperatures that are neither too hot nor too cold. It’s also a festive season in Nepal, providing the opportunity to participate in major festivals.
Spring is a beautiful time to trek, with the environment becoming green and blooming with flowers. The weather conditions and temperatures in the Everest region are also favorable, with clearer mountain views and fresh air. While there may be some light rain in late May, the views the next morning can be stunning.
It is recommended to avoid the monsoon season (July-August) and winter (December-February), as rain and snow can make the trails slippery and the passes more challenging to cross.
Everest High Pass Trekking Difficulty:
The Everest High Pass Trek is considered a challenging trek due to the high altitude, rough terrain, and unpredictable weather conditions. It requires a good level of physical fitness and mental preparation, as well as proper acclimatization and adequate gear. The trek involves crossing high mountain passes at elevations over 5,000 meters and can be physically demanding, with long days of hiking and steep inclines. However, with proper planning and preparation, the trek can be a rewarding and unforgettable experience.
Weather, Temperature and safety during High pass trek in Everest:
The weather during the High Pass Trek in the Everest region of Nepal can vary greatly depending on the altitude and the time of year. During the best trekking months of March to May and September to November, the weather is mild and clear with warm days and cool nights. However, at higher altitudes, the temperature can drop below freezing even during the day, especially at night. It is important to pack warm clothing and gear, especially for the high passes.
Safety is a major concern while trekking in the Everest region, especially while crossing high passes. Trekkers should be well-prepared physically and mentally for the challenges of the trek. Hiring a reputable trekking company, such as Safe Holiday Adventure Pvt. Ltd, can greatly enhance the safety of the trek as they provide experienced guides and support staff. Additionally, it’s important to carry proper equipment, such as a good quality sleeping bag and trekking poles, and to be adequately insured for high altitude trekking.
In case of any medical emergency, it is advisable to carry a comprehensive medical kit and inform your trekking company about any pre-existing medical conditions. It is also important to follow the instructions of the trekking guide and to acclimatize properly to minimize the risk of altitude sickness. By taking the necessary precautions, trekkers can have a safe and enjoyable experience while trekking over the high passes in the Everest region.
How to prevent altitude sickness(AMS) on Everest High Pass trekking:
To prevent altitude sickness on Everest High Pass trekking, follow these steps:
By following these tips and closely monitoring your body, you can prevent altitude sickness and enjoy a safe and successful Everest High Pass Trek.
Wifi, battery charge, Hot shower, Meals and Accommodation during high pass Everest trek:
During the High Pass Trek in the Everest region of Nepal, WIFI and battery charging facilities are limited, particularly in the remote high altitude areas. Most teahouses along the trekking route have limited charging facilities for electronic devices, but it is recommended to carry a portable power bank for backup.
Hot showers are available at some of the teahouses along the trekking route, but they are often not reliable and can be expensive. It is best to be prepared for basic facilities and to bring personal hygiene items such as wet wipes or a camping towel.
Meals during the trek are typically basic and consist of local food such as dal bhat (lentil soup and rice), soup, noodles, potatoes, and vegetables. Teahouses along the trekking route serve simple meals, and trekkers can choose from a variety of options.
Accommodation during the trek is in basic teahouses or lodges. The rooms are typically shared with two or more trekkers and have simple facilities, such as a bed, blanket, and pillow. Some teahouses also provide electricity for a fee. Trekkers should be prepared for basic facilities and bring their own sleeping gear, such as a sleeping bag, to ensure a comfortable stay.
It is important to note that the facilities and services during the trek can vary greatly and may not always meet Western standards. Trekkers should have realistic expectations and be prepared for a unique and challenging experience while trekking in the remote and high altitude regions of the Everest region.
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DAY 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport (1350m).
We welcome you at the airport with our local traditions. we will be there with private transport to pick you up at your hotel as we have rules and trying our best to give a safe and secure service. Once you get your visa in the airport then you step out from the building to see your name as we mention to you our airport representative will be there with your name then he will drop you to your hotel by private transport, it is only a 30-minute drive. Overnight in Kathmandu hotel.
DAY 02: City tour in Kathmandu.
As per the itinerary, we talked about we will provide you a private tour with one experienced guide who will give you details information about the art, history, and culture of local people and the origination of Kathmandu valley. There are so many temples, Gompa and other local areas which are not inclusive to go within one day tour this is why we choose main 4 places to visit which are listed in UNESCO world heritage sites and really interesting to see the locals and their worshiping way. You going to visit Pashupatinath temple, Swyambhunath Stupa (monkey temple), Bauddha Stupa, and Kathmandu durbar square. After the city tour, you will also get drop service at your hotel. Overnight again in the same hotel in Kathmandu.
DAY 03: Early Flight to Lukla (2,840 m) and walk to Phakding (2,650 m) – 04 hrs.
Flight to Lukla is a unique flight in general because you are flying through the valley and it is a very small airstrip which is only 575 meters and located at the bottom of massif mountains. It is a 30-minute flight to Lukla then we manage our porters, languages, and day bag pack at the tea house in Lukla then we begin to walk to the west-north side of Lukla towards Phakding. We follow the wide green valley and Dudh Koshi river till Phakding. The first day we only walk easy 3 hours through Sherpa house, the tea house, and the farming field of potatoes and vegetables. When we walk towards Phakding about 1 hour decent we will reach a small Sherpa village called Chheplung than continue trails go to Thado Koshi similarly and cross the suspension bridge and you are already at Ghar which is a small lovely Sherpa settlement area than walking up to the ridge of Ghat and walk another 30 minute beyond the river than the first walking day of your trip is over. Spent your night in a lodge.
DAY 04: Trek from Phakding village to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 06 hrs.
On day 04, you’ll embark on a challenging yet rewarding trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar. The first three to four hours of the journey are gradual and meander along the Dudh Koshi River and across several suspension bridges. After about three hours, you’ll reach a checkpoint to show your permit. A short walk later, you’ll stop for lunch at Jorsalle, the last place to eat before reaching Namche Bazaar. The last two hours of the trek are steep, but you’ll be rewarded with stunning views of Thamserku, Mount Everest, Kushum Khagaru, and more. Don’t miss the first view of Everest from Durbin Danda before arriving in Namche Bazaar, a Sherpa residency area known for its many lodges, hotels, banks, bakery, ATM, Gompa, pub, and view of Kongde mountain. You’ll spend the night in a lodge in Namche.
DAY 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
Spend a day acclimatizing to the higher altitude in Namche Bazaar, a popular Sherpa residency known for its lodges, hotels, banks, bakery, ATM, Gompa, pub and views of Kongde mountain. Explore the area and hike to the nearby museum for scenic views. Overnight stay in Namche lodge.
DAY 06: Trek to Tengboche 3,867 m – 05hrs.
The trail from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche is a steep climb, but offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. You will be able to admire the beauty of the surrounding peaks such as Thamserku, Mt. Everest, Kushum khagaru, and others. It takes approximately 5 hours to complete the trek, and you will spend the night in Tengboche.
DAY 07: Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m – 05hrs.
The trail from Tengboche to Dingboche takes you through lush forest, across several bridges and up the valley of the Imja Khola. The trek is steep in some places but the scenic beauty of the surrounding mountains, including the mighty Ama Dablam, compensates for the effort. You will also pass by several chortens (stupas) along the way. At Dingboche, you’ll spend the night in a local lodge, surrounded by stunning mountain views and peaceful, serene atmosphere.
DAY 08: Trek to Bibre 4,430 m- 3hrs
Today’s trek is relatively easy, with a gradual ascent through picturesque valleys surrounded by towering peaks. You will cross several small streams and enjoy the peaceful scenery as you make your way towards Bibre. Along the way, you will come across several chortens (stupas) and colorful prayer flags, offering a peaceful and spiritual atmosphere. Once you arrive in Bibre, you will have the chance to explore the small village and interact with the friendly locals. The views from Bibre are breathtaking, with the surrounding peaks providing a stunning backdrop to the day. Get a good night’s rest in Bibre as you prepare for the next part of your journey.
DAY 09: Cross Kongma-la 5,535 m and trek to Lobuche 4,930 m – 08 hrs.
Today’s trek is a challenging one as we will be crossing Kongma-la Pass at 5,535 meters. It is a strenuous hike, but the stunning views along the way will make it worth it. The trail is rocky and steep, and we will encounter snow-covered areas in some parts. It will take us about 8 hours to reach our destination, Lobuche, at 4,930 meters. The trek from Kongma-la to Lobuche will offer panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, including the majestic Mount Pumori. Overnight stay in Lobuche.
DAY 10: Trek to Gorakshep 5,180 m – Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and return to Gorakshep – 06 hrs.
The trek from Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp is a 6-hour journey. You will pass through rocky terrain and cross streams before reaching the base camp located at 5,364 m. From Gorakshep, you will be able to see the Khumbu Glacier and the stunning views of surrounding peaks such as Pumori and Lingtren. After visiting the base camp, return back to Gorakshep for an overnight stay.
DAY 11: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m and trek to Dzongla 4, 850 m – 06 hrs.
Today, you’ll hike to Kalapatthar, which is a peak that provides panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers. After reaching Kalapatthar, you’ll then trek down to Dzongla, a small village situated at 4,850 meters above sea level. The total duration of the hike and trek will be around 6 hours.
DAY 12: Trek to Tsho-la 5,380 m and trek to Gokyo 4,750 m – 06 hrs.
Trek from Dzongla to Tsho-la (5,380 m) and then to Gokyo (4,750 m) – 06 hrs. Enjoy the scenic mountain views and cross the Tsho-la pass, which offers panoramic views of the surrounding peaks. Descend from Tsho-la to reach the settlement of Gokyo, where you can stay overnight and explore the area.
DAY 13: Trek to Renjo-la 5,388 m and trek to Marlung village 4,137 m – 06 hrs.
The trek involves ascending Renjo-la pass and then descending to Marlung, a traditional Sherpa village. Enjoy the breathtaking views of surrounding mountain ranges while crossing the pass. After the tiring trek, take a rest in the comfortable lodges of Marlung village.
DAY 14: Trek to Thamo 3,550 m – 05 hrs
Trek from Marlung to Thamo village, with an altitude of 3,550 m. This journey will take approximately 5 hours, as you make your way through the picturesque landscape. Keep a steady pace and enjoy the scenic views along the way.
DAY 15: Trek to Phakding(2660m) – 05 hrs
The trek from Thamo to Phakding is a journey that takes around 5 hours to complete. The trail takes you through picturesque landscapes, with lush green forests and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. The trail is well-defined and follows the banks of the Dudh Koshi River, crossing over several suspension bridges along the way. The first part of the trail is gentle, but it becomes steeper as you approach Phakding, descending through a dense forest of tall pine trees and rocky paths. The journey is full of scenic beauty and is a great opportunity to experience the rich cultural and natural heritage of the region.
DAY 16: Trek to Lukla – 03 hrs
The trail from Phakding to Lukla (2,840 m) is about 4 hours long and goes through a scenic route surrounded by beautiful mountain landscapes, vibrant green hills and traditional Sherpa villages. The trail follows the Dudh Koshi river and passes over several suspension bridges before reaching Lukla, a bustling town that serves as the gateway to the Everest region. The journey offers picturesque views of the lush green forests, and scenic waterfalls, and the chance to witness the local lifestyle of the people who reside in the area.
DAY 17: Fly to Kathmandu.
Yes, early morning flights are available from Lukla to Kathmandu. It is recommended to book your flight in advance as early morning flights are in high demand. Some airlines operating these flights include Yeti Airlines, Nepal Airlines, and Tara Air. The flight time is about 30 minutes.
Day 18: Departure day
Thank you for choosing Safe Holiday Adventure for your trip in Nepal. We’re glad to hear that you had a wonderful time with us. It was our pleasure to provide airport drop-off services for you. We hope you had a safe journey back home. We look forward to welcoming you back for another adventure trip in the future. Thank you for choosing Safe Holiday Adventure.
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What is High Pass Trekking in the Everest region of Nepal?
High Pass Trekking is a challenging trek in the Everest region of Nepal that involves crossing high mountain passes, such as Kongma La, Cho La, and Renjo La.
How long does the High Pass Trek take?
The length of the trek can vary depending on the itinerary, but most treks take around 15-20 days.
What is the best time to trek?
The best time to trek is during the dry months of March to May and September to November.
What are the physical requirements for the trek?
The trek requires a good level of physical fitness, as it involves long days of hiking at high altitudes.
Is it necessary to hire a guide for the trek?
While it is possible to trek independently, it is recommended to hire a guide for the High Pass Trek, especially for those with limited experience.
What is the cost of the trek?
The cost of the trek depends on the itinerary, group size, and the level of service required.
What is the accommodation like during the trek?
Accommodation during the trek is in basic teahouses or lodges.
What should I pack for the trek?
Essential items to pack include warm clothing, a good quality sleeping bag, a first-aid kit, and a water purification system.
How do I acclimatize to the high altitude?
Proper acclimatization is important to minimize the risk of altitude sickness. It involves ascending slowly, taking rest days, and drinking plenty of water.
What is the food like during the trek?
The food during the trek is typically basic and consists of local food such as dal bhat (lentil soup and rice), soup, noodles, potatoes, and vegetables.
What is the altitude of the trek and is it safe?
The altitude of the trek can reach over 5,000 meters, and while the trek is considered safe, it is important to be aware of the risks associated with high altitude trekking.
What kind of medical assistance is available during the trek?
Basic medical assistance is available at some teahouses along the trekking route, but it is recommended to carry a comprehensive first-aid kit.
Can I bring my camera and other electronics during the trek?
Yes, but it is important to keep in mind that facilities for charging electronics are limited, especially in the remote areas.
What is the impact of trekking on the local environment and community?
It is important to minimize the impact of trekking on the local environment and community. This can be achieved by following Leave No Trace principles, using eco-friendly products, and supporting local businesses.