Expedition Overview

Facts of the trip

  • Destination
  • Arrival On
  • Departure From
  • Accommodation
    Hotel and Tea House Lodge
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Best Time
    October-December, February- May
  • Transportation
    Private Van, Domestic flight

Trekking in the region known as the “Top of the World,” home to Everest (Sagarmatha in Nepali), is a popular destination for trekkers, explorers, and climbers. This area is renowned for its challenging high pass treks, including Kongma La (5535m), Cho La (5368m), and Renjo La (5360m), which offer breathtaking panoramic views of the world’s highest mountains and high-altitude trekking experiences. Along the trek, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich culture of the Sherpa people, visit their villages, and explore ancient monasteries.

Trekking in this region can range from as short as 5 days to month-long expeditions. Among the most popular treks are the Everest Base Camp, Kalapathar, and Gokyo Lake routes. These treks not only offer fabulous scenery but also provide insights into the vibrant social life of Sherpa villages.

However, it’s essential to note that trekking in the Everest high pass region is demanding and requires a high level of physical fitness and hiking experience. The trail offers stunning vistas of Everest (8848m), Cho Oyu (8152m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8463m), and Ama Dablam (6456m). Along the way, you’ll pass through renowned Sherpa villages like Namche Bazaar, the Tengboche Buddhist Monastery, Khunde, and Khumjung. This area is home to a mix of ethnic groups, including Brahman, Chhetri, Magar, and Tamang in the lowlands, and the Sherpa people in the highlands of the Solukhumbu Everest region.

Overall, trekking in the Everest high pass region offers an unforgettable adventure for those with the physical stamina and a sense of adventure to explore this extraordinary part of the world.


Trip Highlights:


  • Aerial view of mountains and diverse landscapes during a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
  • A wonderful walk through Sagarmatha National Park and spot endangered flora and fauna
  • Visit the ancient monastery in Thame village.
  • Cross three famous highest passes of the Everest region; Renjo La Pass (5,360m), Cho La Pass (5,420m), and Kongma La Pass (5,535m)
  • Opportunity to ascend Gokyo Ri and enjoy the stunning view of Gokyo lake, Gokyo valley, and surrounding mountains.
  • Explore the Thonak Tsho (Fourth lake) and Ngozumpa Tsho (Fifth lake)
  • Witness the majestic sunrise view over the towering massif peaks from Kala Patthar (5,550m)
  • Enjoy the jaw-dropping views of lofty Himalayan peaks like Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam from Kongmo La Pass
  • Explore the remote Nangpa La Valley, the Sherpa villages of Thame and Marlung


Welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu (1,400m). After time to get refreshed, evening you will meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu and after meal briefing about your trip. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Accommodation
    3 Star Standard
  • Duration
    30 Min
  • Meals
  • Altitude

Today, morning we will ready after your breakfast to head on for our relaxing guided day trip to world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and visit the highlights of Kathmandu and the surrounding areas. We take you to visit the pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Pashupatinath, one of the most important shrine of Shiva temples on the subcontinent which is place of thousand of devotees, Saddhus (holy men/Baba), and can be seen the cremating body most of the times in the holy riverbank of Bagmati. Hundreds of monkeys are giggling with you and take a time to exploring surrounding area and visit Bouddhanath stupa an another pilgrimage centre which is most popular and important place for Buddhist. You can explore with rounding prayer wheel and flattering colorful flag with melodious chanting noise. After your lunch at Bouddha visit Swoyambhunath stupa also known as monkey temple covering wide range of area with highest point of Kathmandu valley and enjoy the 360 degrees of valley view. After exploring the surrounding areas visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square which is old royal palace of Kathmandu and can be seen lot of temple, architectures and Kumari (living goddess) and walk in a freak street and late afternoon back to hotel and evening briefing about your trip, what is your responsibility, what to do and does not in the trek? Introduce with our fellow trekking staff and chances to ask remaining question and simply relax at the hotel. Overnight at hotel.

  •  Accommodation: Hotel
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 1400m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Early morning fly to Lukla (2800m). Trek to Phakding around 3 hrs easy walk. Overnight at Tea house lodge.

Early wake-up today because this is an exciting day.  First part is pretty easy.  It is a high altitude way so slow and steady walking will work best.  You can see Mount Everest (Chomolungma) from the new style bridge crossing at Dudh Koshi . Keep walking up to Nauje (Namche Bazaar).  We will have nice hot snacks in Nauje which has many Sherpa shops, lodges, and restaurants.  Nauje (Sherpa name for Namche Bazaar) is a fun place for both Sherpas and trekkers to enjoy. Overnight at Tea house lodge.

  •  Accommodation: Tea house / Lodge
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 3440m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Acclimatization day which gives us time for a sightseeing tour or an excursion towards the village of Thame or Khumjung, which has fantastic view of Mt. Thamserku (6608 m), Ama-Dablam (6856 m), Mt. Lhotse (8510m), Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Nuptse (7861m), Island Peak (6189m), Mt. Tobuche (6367m), Mt. Kongde (6187 m) and Mt. Kusum Kanguru (6367 m).. Overnight at tea house lodge.

  •  Accommodation: Tea house / Lodge
  •  Hours: 5
  •  Altitude: 3440m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This day consists of walking about 5 hrs starting with sunshine great views of the Everest, Lhoste, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. There is a steep descent towards a bridge over the Dudh Kosi at (3250m), which is deepest valley after Namche and before Base Camp. Then we will be climbing up a zigzagging path through rhododendron bushes. Some superb mountain view towards Tengboche, famous for its legendary largest monastery in Khumbu. Overnight at tea house lodge.

  •  Accommodation: Tea house / Lodge
  •  Hours: 5
  •  Altitude: 3870m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Walking around 5 hrs with an easy descent through woods towards a suspension bridge over the Imja Khola river, then a steady climb up to Pheriche via Pangboche (3930m) that houses the most ancient monastery in the region and continue to Dingboche. Overnight at tea house lodge.

  •  Accommodation: Tea house / Lodge
  •  Hours: 5
  •  Altitude: 4389m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day hike to Nangkartshang Ri (5070m). It offers great views of Lhotse, Island Peak, Kali Himal, Amadablam. Overnight at tea house lodge.

  •  Accommodation: Tea house / Lodge
  •  Hours: 4
  •  Altitude: 5070m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We are going to start the trek very early morning. We will cross the highest part of the entire trip which is Kongma La pass. It takes 8-9 hours walk via Kongma La pass (5535m.) from top of Kongma La pass you can see spectacular view and  the trail turns north through Khumbu Glacier which takes us to Lobuche. Overnight at tea house lodge.

Note: We can keep optional trek plan visa Dingboche – to lobuche.

  •  Accommodation: Tea house / Lodge
  •  Hours: 8
  •  Altitude: 4910m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Walking in the Khumbu valley alongside of Khumbu Glacier and after Ghorakshep walking either along or on the glacier.  It is difficult to breathe here due to high altitude and we spend some time at EBC than back to Ghorakshep. Overnight at tea house lodge.

  •  Accommodation: Tea house / Lodge
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 5190m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Wake up early in the morning and walk up to Kalapatthar for sunrise view of Everest, Nupse, Lohtse, Pumori just above and Khumbutse and beautiful views of Khumbu glacier and back down to lodge and walk down to Dzonglha via Lobuche. Overnight at tea house lodge.

  •  Accommodation: Tea house / Lodge
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 4830m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This is quite long walk about 8 hours where we start early morning with packed lunch and trek uphill and turn east with boulders and steep climbing upto pass. Pass is always with ice, sometimes with deep snow and then walk down to Thangnak. Overnight at tea house lodge.

  •  Accommodation: Tea house / Lodge
  •  Hours: 8
  •  Altitude: 4700m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Just 2 hours walking distance over the glacier will take us to Gokyo and we can explore around Gokyo Valley. Overnight at tea house lodge.

  •  Accommodation: Tea house / Lodge
  •  Hours: 2
  •  Altitude: 4790m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Walking about 3 hours to explore around. Wake up early morning to hike up Gokyo ri (5483m) for 360 degrees view that includes Mt. Everest and Mt. Makalu. Late morning we will be back to Gokyo. Rest in the afternoon. Overnight at tea house lodge.

  •  Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge
  •  Hours: 3
  •  Altitude: 4790m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early morning after breakfast, first part is quite easy before we start climbing to Renjo la pass (5360m). We can see amazing view from the pass including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse and Taboche. After the pass the trail winds down a stone staircase, the presence of ice on the trail while descending down can make our descent a bit hazardous, we pass through Relama Tsho and Renjo Lake. We will stop at Marlung (4210m). Overnight at tea house lodge.

  •  Accommodation: Tea house / Lodge
  •  Hours: 7
  •  Altitude: 3440m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Walking about 5 hours. After breakfast we descend down to the Thame through the beautiful valley. After lunch we continue trek to Namche. Overnight at tea house lodge

  •  Accommodation: Tea house / Lodge
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 3440m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Trek back to Lukla. We will finish our great journey at about 6 hours from the highest mountain. Overnight at tea house lodge.

  •  Accommodation: Tea house / Lodge
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 1400m
  •   Meals: Breakfast

Early morning fly back to Kathmandu. Free day for shopping. Overnight at hotel.

  •  Accommodation: Hotel
  •  Hours: 1
  •  Altitude: 1400m
  •   Meals: Breakfast


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Cost Details

What's Included
  • Arrival and Departure: Airport - Hotel transfer – Airport (Pick Up and Drop)
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu (3 nights in 2-3 star level tourist standard hotel with breakfast included, other possibilities on demand)
  • Welcome Dinner: One Welcome Dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staffs.
  • Sightseeing tour with an experienced local guide
  • All land transfer as per given itinerary
  • Sagarmatha National Park Conservation entry permit fees
  • Accommodation during the trek: Teahouses (twin rooms)
  • Meals (3 meals / B.L.D) while on the trek (possible to choose the opiton including only breakfast and order lunch and dinner individually from the teahouse menu)
  • Experienced English speaking guide / tour leader, experienced local helpers
  • Map: Trekking map.
  • Program according to the itinerary
  • Wages, food, accommodation, equipment, insurance and other facilities for staff members
  • Comprehensive Medical kit for members and staff.
  • Government tax and Company service charges
  • Air Fare: International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  • Nepal entry Visa fee: Nepali Visa fee $50 USD per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days is $100 USD).
  • Insurance: Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, Helicopter medical & emergency evacuation. *Mandatory
  • Entrance fees for monasteries, temples, world heritage sites.
  • Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking /
  • Extra night in Kathmandu: Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking
  • Personal Expenses: Telephone Calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers, and any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu).
  • Personal Equipment: Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears.
  • Toiletries: Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
  • Filming: Special Filming, Drone permit fee and Photography charges (if and when applicable).
  • Extra: Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tips to guides, restaurants, hotel lobby, porters and trekking staff. (Tipping is expected.)

What to Expect


We will be staying at 2/3 star hotel in Kathmandu, and in tea-houses during the trek. All rooms are on twin-shared basis. Single bedroom will be arranged on request and will cost additional. Fourteen Summits will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, tea-houses at some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and in trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher altitude.


All meals will be provided during trekking (On demand, we can arrange only breakfast during the trek and trekkers can order lunch and dinner individually from the tea-house menu). In Kathmandu, breakfast will be available. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners taking place for guests. While on trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the tea-houses/lodges where we spend the night and lunch on our way to next destination. Authentic Nepalese, Tibetan, continental meals and Indian cuisine are common choices in the menu.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements:

Everest High Passes trek is a moderate trek. Travelers who can walk up to 5-6 hours a day on an uphill and downhill trail will consider this trip fulfilling and enjoyable. It is a good idea to prepare for the trek by jogging and exercising regularly at least for a month prior to the start. Trekking to the Everest High Passes should be relatively moderate for those who have experience in walking/trekking in high altitudes. Determination, good physical health, positive attitude and average physical fitness are good preconditions for a successful accomplishment of the trek. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Fourteen Summits before booking the trek.

Best Time to Travel:

The best time for trekking to Everest High Passes Trek is during spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). The temperature is moderate and guarantees amazing views throughout the trip.

Equipment List

Fourteen Summit has compiled a list of necessary equipment, personal medical supplies and symptoms of medical condition likely to face during trekking / peak climbing. Also, please do understand that items listed below should be considered as an essential summary.
We highly recommend you to be familiar with all of your equipment and basic understanding of medical Conditions related to high elevation.

Your document to travel to Nepal:
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport)
Dollars in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines

Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F
Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottles
Small wash towel
Rain coat

Personal Clothing items
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection

Upper Body:
Weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket (optional)

Lightweight gloves
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body:
Hiking shorts
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Personal Hygiene:
Personal hygiene supplies;
Two tubes lip sun cream, at least 1 large tube regular sun cream (min. factor 30), some after-sun lotion in case you do get a sunburn
One toothpaste/brush set;
One hand sanitizer gel
1 (fast drying) synthetic towel

Medical Supplies:
Personal prescription medications; Please let your leader know about any medical issues before the climb.
Small personal first-aid kit; (Simple and Light): first-aid tape, plasters (Band-Aids),alcohol-free wipes for cuts, personal medications, etc. (The leaders will have more extensive first-aid kits)
One skin blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills (Imodium) (one regular package)
Anti-headache medication (Aspirin or Ibuprofen) (one regular package)
One small bottle cough and/or cold medicine.
One course antibiotics for chest infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One course antibiotics for stomach infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One small bottle anti-altitude sickness medication: Diamox (Acetylzolamide), available locally, for more about this medication, please contact us or your doctor
One small bottle of water purification tablets (needs to contain silver-ions AND chlorine) or a water filter or UV sterilizer.
Extra prescription glasses/contact lens. Contact lens wearers, please bring glasses in case of emergency.

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