Alpine Explore Nepal
Himalayan of Nepal

Everest with High Pass Trekking

jomsom muktinathEverest and Gokyo lakes is one of Nepal 's most famous treks, set amongst breath-taking high mountain scenery, through the Khumbu - Sherpa country. After a magnificent mountain flight to Lukla we follow the Dudh Koshi valley to Namche Bazaar. The trekking trail to Gokyo is a gradual ascent up the valley passing through patches of birch and rhododendron forest where the elusive musk deer can sometimes be seen.

We cross the Renjo pass (5345 m) to reach the Gokyo lakes where we climb Gokyo Peak (5480 m) and enjoy one of Nepal most beautiful mountain sceneries including Everest, Makalu and Cho Oyo. From this point we take the trail to Lobuche, crossing Cho La pass (5420 m) and join the small village of Dzongla.
After the ascent of Kala Patthar (5545 m) and the impressive up-close view of Everest, our return route passes through Kongma La (5535 m) or the Imja Tse valley. While going down, we stop in Tengboche, a magnificent location with a fascinating monastery. We rest here and savor the incredible scenery, including magnificent views of Everest, Ama Dablam (6856m), Kantega (6809m), Kwangde (6194m), Nuptse (7879m), and Lhotse (8511m), to name but a few.

Trek difficulty  * * *, Maximum altitude: 5545 m

Everest and Gokyo lakes passes route details itinerary.


everest high passes trekDay 01: Kathmandu. Airport - hotel transfer.

Day 02: Kathmandu. Day at leisure.

Day 03: Kathmandu - Lukla (2800 m)
by plane then trek to Phakding (2600 m) in 3h . Great sight of the Kusum Kangru (6369 m).

Day 04: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440 m),
Sherpa capital of the region, in 6 h. Climb up on the right bank of the Dudh Koshi, surrounded by summits rising above 6000 m.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar - Thame (3800 m)
in 4 h. Namche Bazaar visit in the morning. Many of the typical mani walls and prayer wheels are spread on the trail to Thame.

Day 06: Thame - Marulung (4200 m)
in 4 h. Visit of the picturesque Thame monastery. Walk on the Bhote Koshi bank, the track is highly frequented by yak caravans coming down from Tibet and heading to the Namche market.

Day 07: Marulung - Rermo Pokhari (4875 m)
in 4 h. Slope gently up through grassy areas. Camp beside the lake.

Day 08: Rermo Pokhari - Renjo Pass (5345 m)
Gokyo (4750 m) in 5 h. Magnificent panorama from the pass : Tengi Ragi Tau, Rolwaling Himal and the small Rermo Pokhari lake on west and Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and the Gokyo lakes on east. Camp beside the lake.

Day 09: Gokyo Peak (5480 m) ascent.

Day 10: Gokyo - Nyimagawa (5050 m)
In 5 h. crossing through moraines of the terminal spit of Ngojumpa glacier. From Thagna, climb up through gentle and grassy slopes to the foot of the Cho La.

Day 11: Nyimagawa - Cho La Pass (5420 m)
Dzongla (4840 m) in 5 h. The steep trail goes through blocks of rocks. After the pass, we shortly cross an easy segment of the glacier then descend towards Dzongla.

Day 12: Dzongla - Lobuche (4920 m)
Gorak Shep (5100 m) in 6 h. Easy descent on mountainside to Lobuche, then climb up through moraines towards Gorak Shep.

Day 13: Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar (5545 m) - Lobuche.

Day 14: Lobuche - Kongma La (5535 m)
Camp at 5200 m in 5 h. After the pass we can enjoy splendid altitude lakes and a stunning belvedere of the Ama Dablam. Option to establish a lower camp site at 4750 m.

Day 15: Camp at 5200 m - Dingboche (4410 m) in 5 h.

Day 14: Lobuche- Dingboche (4410 m) in 5 h .

Day 15: Excursion in the Imja vqlley in 4 h.
Climb up to Chukung village (4730 m) through the Imja valley.

Day 16: Dingboche - Tengboche (3870 m) in 5h.

Day 17: Tengboche-Namche Bazaar (3440m) in 5h

Day 18: Namche Bazaar - Lukla (2800 m)
in 6 h. Numerous ascents and descents through the forest, among rocky cliffs and sheer drops overlooking the river.

Day 19: Lukla - Kathmandu by plane.

Day 20: Kathmandu. Day at leisure. Safety day for your international flight.

Day 21: Kathmandu. Hotel - airport transfer.

 The following information will allow you to better plan your budget for tours or treks. A range of costs is given. These costs are dependant on:
  • The mix of Touring and/or general Trekking,
  • The remoteness of the areas visited,
  • The number of guides or porters required,
  • The standard of accommodation required (if there is a choice), 
  • The type of ground transport used,
  • The length of your visit, and
  • The size of your group.

Depending on group size the costs of treks and tours range from:
1 to 3 pax     US$ 88 to 163  P/p per night.
4 to 8 pax     US$ 78 to 148  P/p per night
9 to 14 pax.  US$ 75 to 135 P/p per night.
15 to 20 and above US$ 60 to 110 P/p per night
Single supplement US$ 40 to 70 per night.

Note: The itinerary and cost for Peak climbing, Mountaineering, Tibet, Bhutan and India tours and trek are conditional apply.

Notwithstanding the costs shown above, we can tailor tours to suit almost any budget. Feel free to email us for more information.
Note: One tour leader will be free of cost for tours with 15 or more paying guests only. 

Children's bellow three years is free if sharing with their parents. And need to pay if they are participating on the trekking, and above three to nine year children half of the price.

Cost Includes: Accommodation in 3 to 4 star hotels in the cites as your choice, basic accommodation in a lodge or tea house or camping (depending on your itinerary and choice) during treks, guides and porters on treks, all land transfers by private vehicle, 3 meals a day on treks, all jungle safaris, all sightseeing tours as per itinerary and all necessary entry fees, permits and airport transfers.
Cost Excludes: Personal expenses, domestic air tickets, airport tax, drinks (soft drink, mineral water and alcoholic beverages and hot-shower on the trek), personal insurance, and extra cost due to natural calamities or accidents outside of our control.

Remarks: The cost of the trip determines with the services included during the trip so that it might be varies with the services, hotel and transfer of your wish.

Please note that our guides speak the following English languages and if required we will provide your language spiking guide on extra cost.

Note: Please contact for more information and prices


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Alpine Explore Nepal
P.O. Box: 4546, Kathmandu, Nepal
+977 1 4700714 / 4700175 / 4701974
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18 April 2000

This was my third trek in Nepal, having visited the Annapurna Region in 1995 and with Bharat and Dave in the beautiful and wildlife-filled Langstang Valley in1998. Bharat's company "Explore Alpine Adventure"....
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