Everest High Pass Trek with EBC- 18 Days

Trip Facts
  • Duration:18 Days
  • Difficulty Level: Strenuous
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Max. Altitude: 5560 Meters
  • Start at: Kathmandu
  • End at: Kathmandu
  • Group Size: 1 - 8
  • Best Season: Spring - Autumn


  • Cross the two high mountain passes, Cho La and Renjo La in the Everest region.
  • Hiking through the Beautiful villages, colorful festivals, and Monasteries.
  • Amazing view of the Himalayas including the world's highest mountain.
  • Explore the tranquil Gokyo lake and glacier.
  • Experience the breathtaking mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.

Everest High Pass Trek Overview

The Everest high pass trek is one of the most thrilling adventures around the Everest region of Nepal. The trekking itinerary included most of the popular destinations such as Everest base camp, Gokyo lakes, Kalapather, and Gokyo.

The wonders of Gokyo lakes, the world’s highest mountain base camp, and Kalapather, have all made the entire trip more fascinating. Since this trek is only intended for physically fit and experienced hikers, it is rated as challenging and complicated, making it more thrilling for people who enjoy taking on difficulties.

The journey for Everest high pass trek starts with the breathtaking flight to the land of Sherpa. Then after starts our hiking on Spectacular landscapes, around majestic lakes and mountains vista that ensured the charm of the trip.

Everest high passes trek is a strongly challenging adventure, which demands enough trekking experience, being physically fit, and good health conditions. This trek begins with experiencing the homelands of the friendly Sherpa people and their colorful culture, and the way they work out with daily chores, picturesque villages, and monasteries that represent popular Nepal culture in the Himalayas.

After a day is spent at Namche Bazaar, the bustling market town in the heart of Sherpa country, and at Dingboche a cluster of houses set among the high summer grazing pastures of the region, rest days are allowed to explore further and to acclimatize, an important factor in your enjoyment of the trek.

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A Green Society Adventure representative will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu) shortly after your arrival and drive you to the helot in a private tourist vehicle. You can rest, and then we can talk about the trip and get prepared. We can join in a welcome dinner in a Nepalese restaurant in the evening.

  • Max. Altitude:1320m/4329ft
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Welcome Dinner

Our adventure begins today with a thrilling flight over the White Mountains and a range of lush greenery. It will take us 30 minutes to get to Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla, Nepal. Here in Lukla we can meet the rest of our crew and start our trek to Phakding. Along the way, we walk through a pine forest, magnolia trees, and rhododendrons. After walking through a variety of tiny villages with prayer wheels, flags, Mani stones, tea cafes, and shops we will eventually reach Phakding.

  • Max. Altitude:2800m/9184ft
  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We started our trek to Namche Bazaar shortly after breakfast. The trail follows the Dudh Koshi river, and we must cross its suspension bridge several times. The scenic view of the snow-capped Mountains Kushum kangaroo (6369m), and Thamserku (6623m) is mesmerizing. After our lunch break, we continue walking on a gradual trail along the river's edge and cross the well-known high suspension bridge. From there, the trail becomes more challenging and involves a sheep climb to Namche. After taking a break at Chautara to admire the beautiful view of Mt. Everest we continue our ascent to Namche Bazaar, the main trading center of Khumbu.

  • Max. Altitude:3440m/11284ft
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Namche Bazaar is the trading hub of the Khumbu region, today we hike higher to proper adaptation to the high and new altitude and explore Namche. Namche is a prosperous village situated in a large protected hollow with an amazing scenic view of the Khumbu Himalayans. After having our breakfast, we can hike to the Everest viewpoint and the beautiful village of Khumjung or visit Sagarmatha national park headquarters visitor center, where you can get more information about the Khumbu region and Sherpa people. It’s also the perfect place for the panoramic view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, one of the beautiful mountains Amadablam, and so on. There is plenty of places such as internet café, shopping center, bakeries, and restaurant to spend your time. You can also even enjoy the colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. Overnight in lodge

  • Max. Altitude:3440m/11284ft
  • Accommodation:Hotel

Today we begin our trek from Namche Bazaar to Thyangboche with a beautiful view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku as well some other beautiful mountains. Our trek was on a smoother and wider trail with few ups and downs. Along the way, we can see wildlife Musk deer, a herd of Himalayan Thar, and multicolored pheasants. From Kayangjuma to Phunki Thanga, the trail gently descends through pine and rhododendron forests. Here we will take a break for lunch before continuing our trek to Thyangboche. After we cross the prayer flags festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, the trail becomes more challenging. The 2 hour’s ascent will take us to Thyangboche, one of the well-known places in the region from where we can see the close-up views of Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Nuptse, and Mt Everest. After resting with a cup of tea we pay our visit to the monastery to witness the puja ceremony in the principal and popular monastery of the Everest region.

  • Max. Altitude:3790m12694ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today the five hundred meters gradual climb will bring you to the small Sherpa town of Dingboche. The beginning of the trek goes on a down and flat trail inside the shadow of a pine forest. We pass through several Chortens and Mani walls before arriving at the beautiful town of Pangboche. And we continue our hike on a gradual trail to Somera where we can take a break for lunch, from here the view of the most beautiful mountain Ama Dablam is simply breathtaking. After Lunch, we continued ascent towards Dingboche alongside the river.

  • Max. Altitude:4410m/14464ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Today the pathway ascends steeply out of Dingboche past a Chorten and climbs the valley gradually to Dugla. We’ll take a glance at beautiful tiny flowers carpeting the land. The altitude is getting higher, you may feel shortness of breath, plenty of rest with the spectacular views of the mountain will make our trip easy and enjoyable. The path follows the end of the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, soon after crossing the Khumbu Khola bridge, today we will reach the destination Thukla. After a short rest, we will have lunch and hike higher to acclimatize our bodies. Overnight in Thukla.

  • Max. Altitude:4620m/15154ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we start our hike to the next destination Lobuche. The first part of our trek to Chukpo Lari (Memorial wall), is more challenging on a steep climb. This is a beautiful place for a scenic view, yet a heart-touching place where there is a memorial in honor of the climbers who died during Everest and other Mountain expeditions. We will continue our trek through the more gradual and smoother trail all the way to Lobuche, a small place with few teahouses. This afternoon we will hike to Khumbu Glacier, and stay active with a great view of Nuptse and Pumori. Overnight in Lobuche.

  • Max. Altitude:4930m/16172ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is the challenging yet significant day of our adventure! Every adventure seeker's dream destination, Everest base camp will be our today destination. Actively we wake up early in the morning and start hiking for the long, glorious day. After about 4 hours of slow and steady walk over the dry and rocky path, we will be in Gorekshep, the last settlement of the trip to EBC. After lunch, we continue our hike to Everest base camp which is a tough climb at high altitudes and over the rocky moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. Along the way to EBC, we can see the aesthetic view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, etc. Take some photos of memorial days with the background of the great Khumbu ice fall and trek back to Gorakshep.

  • Max. Altitude:5364m/17593ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hiking to Kala Patthar – Viewpoint, 2-Hour, and Trek to Dzonglha (4830m/15442ft), 5-Hour.

Waking up early in the morning and hiking up to one of the most tremendous viewpoints, Kala Pather, is another significant day of the adventure. Two hours of breathtaking ascends to Kalapather give you an opportunity to see the perfect view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Pumori, and Amadablam as well well as other stunning mountain views. Catching the panoramic view in our Camera with unforgettable memories in our hearts, we descend to Gorekshep. After having breakfast at Gorekshep we continue our trek to Dzonghla.

  • Max. Altitude:5560m/18236ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

an early morning breakfast, we start our trek to Cho- la pass, which is another challenging day of our trek. After a 4-hour slow and steady hike, we will reach the top of Cho-la mountain pass, from where we can see the scenic view of the Himalayas. After catching a breath and taking some photos on top, we start our hike down to Thangna before starting heavy winds.

  • Max. Altitude:5365m/ 17598ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we hike to the Gokyo through the long Glacier. On the way to our destination, we can enjoy the scenic mountain view including Mt. Cho-Oyu (8188m). After four hour's walk, we will be in Gokyo where the big, beautiful lake welcomes us. Overnight in a teahouse.

  • Max. Altitude:4790m/15711ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

An hour before sunrise, we start our hike to Gokyo RI, from where we can see the panoramic view of the Mountains including Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and beautiful Gokyo valley and Lake. Today is an easy day, after this hike, we will back to the tea house eat breakfast and we can take a rest. After lunch, we can wander around Gokyo Lake and prepare for the next day.

  • Max. Altitude:5360m/17580ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we started our trek earlier, after breakfast we are heading to Renjo pass. This is the last challenging day of our adventure. After about three hours continue the hike on the rocky mountain we will reach the top of the Renjo pass. From the top of the Renjo La, we can see the mesmerizing view of the mountains and beautiful Gokyo lake. We can take a short rest and enjoy the breathtaking mountain vista and trek down to Lumde. Overnight in Lumde.

  • Max. Altitude:5350m/17548ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we continue to our destinations to Namche following a traditional route for centuries by Tibetan traders. The trail continues downhill, and we reach Thame after crossing the bridge. Trek through the small village of Sherpa gradually downhill will take us to the Namche Bazar.

  • Max. Altitude:3440m/11284ft
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we hike back to Phakding. After three hour's walk, we reach the beautiful town of Jorshalay, where we can make a lunch break and continue our trek to Phakding on the up and down the trail.

  • Max. Altitude:2655m/8708ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is our last day of the trek, hiking down on lower latitudes is easier and more enjoyable. Most of the track today is wide and gradual. The final ascent of about 45 minutes from Chheplung takes us to Lukla, where we stretch our fatigued legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. This last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity to spend some relaxing moments with the whole crew as the porters will not accompany us to Kathmandu. Overnight at Lukla.

  • Max. Altitude:2800 m / 9184 ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After a long memorial journey in Mountains, today we fly back to Kathmandu. We can rest and relax at the hotel. In the afternoon you can spend your time on last-minute shopping or explore sights you’ve missed. We end our Adventure with a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu. The next day you will drop you at Airport or help to plan your next trip.

  • Max. Altitude:1320m/4329ft
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Farewell Dinner
Cost Details
  • Free airport - hotel - airport pick up and drop off as per itinerary in private vehicle
  • Two-night 3-star hotel in Kathmandu on twin-sharing basic with breakfast.
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla– Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Full board meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Teahouse or Lodges accommodation during the trek.
  • Seasonal fresh fruits as dessert every evening after dinner during the trek.  
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • All salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, drinks, and accommodation for the guide and porter. 
  • Assistance guide for the group of 4 or above. 
  • Trekking equipment: such as a Down jacket, and sleeping bag (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Green Society Adventure's complimentary free T-shirt, route map, and duffle bag (if needed)
  • All necessary paperwork and National Park permits and TIMS
  • Khumbu-Pasang community entry fee. 
  • Farewell dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional performances. 
  • A comprehensive medical kit/ First-aid kit and oximeter to measure your oxygen and pulse level during the trek. 
  • All government and local taxes
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All bar bills along the trek.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc
  • Tips for guides and porters.
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Useful Information

The difficulty level of the Everest High Pass Trek

If you have previous trekking experience and can carry a weight of 5 to 6 kilograms, you can go for the Everest high pass trek under ideal conditions. You can get ready for this mountain adventure if you're in good physical shape and don't have any significant ailments. A month before the trip starts, you should start exercising and going for an hour each day of light hiking. Your training makes it easier to complete the trip. Your journey to the Everest High Pass will be worthwhile and possibly unforgettable.

How to Prepare for Everest High Pass Trek

On this Everest high pass trek, you will have to walk up and down on an uneven trail at a high altitude with your 5-6 kilos load day backpack. So, start building yourself to make your trip to the mountains easier. A month before the trip starting date, plan for 4-5 days of training a week. Exercise is crucial for this journey because the oxygen level is lower at higher altitudes and your lungs can't deliver enough to your body. The more you exercise and hike with some load your legs and muscles get stronger.

Altitude Sickness

Keep in mind, that will be trekking to the world’s prominence Mount land, and must cross two high passes, the height level is over 5000 meters. At each height, you pick up the oxygen level is gotten low. Less oxygen within the climate may make trouble a bit for breathing. Quick walking without appropriate rest and acclimatization increases the chances of AMS or elevation affliction. To acclimatize your body to thin air, you wish to walk gradually and relentlessly with a bounty of rest and keep your body hydrated. For brief information about altitude sickness click on the link.

Drinking Water

While trekking to the Everest high pass, it's crucial to consume enough filtered and maintain body dihydride levels. During the trek, one should drink 3-4 liters of water every day.

On this trek buying bottled water is expensive ($1 to $5) and water bottles add up to the thrashing problem in mountains, so we strongly advise bringing a reusable water bottle with you. You can fill the water bottle in lodges and can use an inbuilt filtration system like Life Straw or Steripen. You can also use water purification tablets to treat the water.


It is critical to maintain your health and safety while trekking on this challenging Everest high pass to complete the trip. We always suggest you walk slowly and steadily with plenty of rest. We highly recommend making insurance for the insured a comprehensive expense that might gain due to medical issues or accidents. We do not offer or sell travel insurance, however, if you need advice, just let us know.

  • The Everest high pass trek is strenuous due to the two high passes (5365m/17598ft and 1350m/17548ft) that must be crossed. It is recommended for those who enjoy the high pass adventure, are physically fit, and have good health, and patience. Physical exercise is recommended at least one month before starting the trip as it takes place at a high altitude.

  • Yes, it is highly recommended to have early experience as well as a strong circulatory system and enough physical strength to complete the Everest high pass trek safely and enjoyably.

  • You can keep your belongings at our office or store it at your hotel (generally the hotels in Kathmandu have storage services).

  • Well, our trek leader will bring a first aid kit with basic medications as well as an Oximeter and thermometer. However, it is recommended that you bring additional medicine with you as well.

  • Yes, you are welcome to choose your own departure date that works best for you, even if it is different from our published date. We will be happy to help you to organize the trip as per your suit.

  • On average, we walk 5 hours a day and in higher elevations (over 4400m/14430ft) we normally walk 3 hours a day. But during the day of the high passes we have to walk 8-10 hours. 

  • Yes, we can help you to exchange your currency. It’s very easy.

  • On most of the areas in this trek, clean and comfortable guests house, and lodges are provided. Some places such as Lukla and Namcha rooms with attached bathrooms can be available.

  • Continentals’ menus are generally available on this trek. As well you can get traditional Nepali Dal-Bhat and some Sherpa dishes (Sherpa Stew, Tsampa porridge).

    • Hike (Ascend) slowly.
    • Avoid Tobacco and Alcohol
    • Take a rest and take a deep breath.
    • Drink plenty of water and fluids and stay hydrated.
    • Walk on high and sleep at a low altitude.
    • Take Diamox or Tylenol.
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