Everest High Passes Trek is one of the demanding and challenging treks in the Everest Region. Trek on the popular Everest trail and cross three high passes- Renjo La Pass (5,465m), Cho La Pass (5,420m) and Kongma La Pass (5,535m).
Explore Namche Bazaar, Nangpa La Valley, Marlung, Thame village, and Gokyo Lakes. Walk through lush rhododendron forests, explore Sherpa villages and indulge in the local lifestyle. En-route to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Valley, share the trail with yaks and legions of trekkers.
Everest High Passes Trek will test your endurance and determination but reward you with stunning views and unforgettable memories to cherish for a lifetime.
Watch sunrise or sunset over the mighty Everest from Kala Patthar. You will climb Gokyo Ri and marvel at the spectacular views it has to offer. Renjo La Pass Trek is a bit challenging trek as you will climb up to an altitude of 5,465m. The views from the top of Renjo La Pass is comparable to the stunning views from Kala Patthar.
Everest High Passes Trek is an opportunity to climb three high passes in the Everest Region in just 15 days. The adventure begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu, like every other trek in Everest region.
Everest High Passes Trek Route
Trek to Phakding and spend 2 nights at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. Take short acclimatization hikes from Namche Bazaar.
Continue your journey to Thame, Lumde, and on the sixth day reach Gokyo via Renjo La Pass. En-route to Renjo La Pass enjoy stunning views of the mountains and Rolwaling ranges. Next, you will hike to Gokyo Ri. This day will reward you with some incredible views of the Himalayas.
Trek to Dzongla via Chola La. The climb is not easy as you will have to walk around crevasses. At the top of the pass, you will be greeted with prayer flags and some cairns. Further, you will trek to Lobuche and Gorak Shep and continue to the legendary Everest Base Camp.
On the eleventh day, you will hike to Kala Patthar. Get awed by the jaw-dropping views of Everest and other peaks. Cross Kongma La pass and descend to Namche Bazaar.
The next day, you will retrace your steps back to Lukla and stay overnight. And finally, you will catch a flight to Kathmandu.
Everest High Passes Trek Difficulty
Everest High Passes Trek is moderate to difficult trek, suitable for experienced trekkers.
On a normal day, the trek lasts for 3-4 hours. The longest day on the day trail is when you trek to Chukkung via Kongma La Pass. It will take you around 8-9 hours.
The highest elevation of the trek is 5550m at Kala Patthar. Everest high Passes Trek is a challenging trek, recommended for experienced trekkers.
If you are looking for other easy treks in Everest region, we have Everest Base Camp Trek and Everest Panorama trek with Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek.
Everest High Passes Trek Itinerary
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840m/9,318ft)
Trek to Phakding (2,610m/8,563ft)
Duration: 35 minutes flight, 3-4 hours (8 km) trek
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft)
Walking distance: 5-6 hours (10.5 km) trek
At Namche Bazaar: 1st Acclimatization Day (3,440m/11,286ft)
Trek to Thame (3,820m/12,530ft)
Walking distance: 4-5 hours (8.5 km) trek
Trek to Lumde (4,368m/14,328ft)
Walking distance: 4-5 hours (9.5 km) trek
Trek to Gokyo (4,790m/15,715ft) via Renjo La Pass (5,360m/17,585ft)
Walking distance: 8-9 hours (11.5 km) trek
Hike Gokyo Ri Climb (5,360m/17,585ft), Trek to Thaknak (4,680m/15,351ft)
Walking distance: 6-7 hours (8 km) trek
Trek to Dzongla (4,840m/15,876ft) via Chola La Pass (5,420m/17,778ft)
Walking distance: 6-7 hours (6 km) trek
Trek to Lobuche (4,910m/16,109ft)
Walking distance: 3-4 hours (8 km) trek
Trek to Gorak Shep (5,140m/16,864ft)
Visit to Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft)
Walking distance: 7-8 hours (12 km) trek
Hike to Kala Patthar (5,550m/18,209ft) – Trek to Lobuche (4,910m/16,109ft)
Walking distance: 4-5 hours (7 km) trek
Trek to Chukkung (4,730m/15,515ft) via Kongma La Pass (5,535m/18,159ft)
Walking distance: 8-9 hours (11 km) trek
Trek to Namche (3,440m/11,286ft)
Walking distance: 7-8 hours (22 km) trek
Trek to Lukla (2,840m/9,318ft)
Walking distance: 6-7 hours (18.5 km) trek
Fly Lukla to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,593ft)
Duration: 35 minutes flight