Everest High Passes

...we shouldn't finish without mentioning admiration for the endlessly busy Mr Lama. He like all World Expeditions staff we met, was very charming and knowledgable, this characteristic seems to be a requirement for employment with the company

anon. | Kentucky, USA
 
 

Everest High Passes

This challenging trek will more than satisfy the ambitious trekker intent on crossing high passes without the commitment of any technical climbing. Heading towards Everest we cross the Kongma La to Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar. After taking in the classic climbing routes to the summit of Everest we complete a spectacular traverse over the Cho La to the alpine pastures and lakes of Gokyo. From Gokyo Ri we gain further outstanding views of Everest before heading over the Renjo La with views into Tibet, to the wild upper Bhote Kosi. This trek traverses the entire Everest region and provides all the highlights you would expect with a mixture of local villages and Sherpa culture. Our nights are spent in a combination of wilderness camps and our exclusive private eco campsites, as well as handpicked eco lodges. If you are highly motivated and want to experience the absolute best of what the Everest region has to offer, then this is the trek for you.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Kathmandu
DAY 2 In Kathmandu, sightseeing
DAYS 3/4 Fly to Lukla, commence trek through Sherpa villages
DAYS 5/6 Arrive Namche Bazaar, rest and acclimatise, optional walk to Khumjung
DAYS 7/9 To Dingboche via Thyangboche Monastery, rest day
DAY 10 To base of Kongma La
DAY 11 Cross Kongma La (5500m) to Khumbu Glacier & Lobuche
DAYS 12/13 Climb Kala Pattar (5545m) to gain uninterrupted views of Everest & trek to Everest Base Camp
DAY 14 To Dzongla
DAY 15 Cross Cho La (5420m) to Thagnak
DAY 16 Gokyo Lakes
DAY 17 Ascend Gokyo Ri (5483m) to view Everest, Makalu, Lhotse and Cho Oyu & to base of Renjo La
DAY 18 Cross Renjo La (5400m) to explore upper Bhote Kosi Valley & trek Taranga
DAY 19 Trek to Namche
DAY 20 Trek to Lukla
DAY 21 Fly Lukla to Kathmandu
DAY 22 In Kathmandu, trip concludes

traveller reviews

What an amazing adventure, with both physical and mental challenges in abundance! The advice and support received from our Sherpa Rinzin and his team was outstanding - although it took some getting used to until you realised that this was a long expedition style adventure and needed that level of support to get everyone through safely. Thanks so much to the porters and kitchen staff who carried so much gear (all the way) and worked tirelessly to make our stay in this remote environment so comfortable. Gotta love that cup of tea first thing each morning! Aside from the physical fitness required, the inter-personal relationships in a large group (15) also requires some work (and patience). Thanks to everyone in our group for contributing to a wonderful positive experience. If you are thinking about doing this trip, LOCK IT IN! and enjoy the spectacular scenery, great company and overwhelming support from World Ex...

G. Jones Bathurst, NSW

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Trip Code: EHP
Trip Grading: Challenging
Duration:  22 days
Activities:  Trekking
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Next Trip:  20 September 2017
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price: $2,920.00 USD

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Meals valued at: $900 USD
Internal flights valued at: $352 USD
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