Everest High Passes Trek – Nepal

Why trek with Kamzang Journeys in the Everest region of Nepal?

Kim, Lhakpa and the Kamzang Journeys staff have 15+ years of trekking experience in the Everest (Solu Khumbu) region. Kim first trekked in the Everest region in the 90s, later teaching English in the Everest region. Lhakpa (Khumbu Adventures) comes from Thame, his wife Doma’s family is from Pangboche, and their relatives own many of the lodges in the Khumbu. We have MANY Sherpa friends in the region, so local support and goodwill throughout the Khumbu, invaluable on a trek! Our staff all come from the Solu region, along the Jiri to Lukla trail, now coined the Hillary & Norgay Everest Trek.

Kamzang Journeys has perhaps THE safest acclimatization schedule in the Khumbu, and both Sherpa and Western guides, along with our experienced staff, all of whom ONLY trek with Kamzang Journey. Our Everest High Passes trek focuses on cultural experiences and local shopping as well as the Himalayan peaks, and we enjoy visiting private Sherpa houses for a cup of ‘chang’ or salt butter tea! Lhakpa + Kim are experienced photographers, and are happy to share tips for photographing in the region. We carry a full medical kit along with oxygen (and sometimes a PAC bag), Kim has extensive medical background and we have a nearly perfect record of mountain safety.

Our Kamzang trekking in the Everest region style means we carry a private heater for cold lodges, a library of books on Everest and the Khumbu region, hot water bottles for your sleeping bag and a colorful caravan of yaks with Sherpa yak drivers to carry your bags (and enhance your photos). Choose from the extensive lodge menus for all meals, which are accompanied by snacks, a candy jar, chocolate, biscuits and other deserts and a choice of herbal teas, hot drinks & freshly brewed coffee. Our water is filtered using the best western gravity filter.

Our Everest High Passes Trek (often called Everest Three Passes Trek) in Nepal is a challenging, ‘best of the Everest region’ trek through some of the most spectacular landscapes in the Nepal Himalaya with guides who spend all their time in the Himalaya. Our Everest trek is a window into traditional Sherpa villages and ‘gompas’ (monasteries), their mountain Buddhist culture and their sacred peaks and valley. Not only peaks, the Everest region is an incredibly spiritual place, and we have the chance to visit its many colorful gompas, and chat with the monks of Pangboche, Namche, Khumjung, Khunde, Thame and Lawudo Gompa.

Some of the highlights of our Everest High Passes trek | The Chhukhung Valley and the Himalayan views (including Makalu) from Chhukhung Ri, trekking to Ama Dablam Base Camp, trekking to Everest Base Camp and its otherworldly ice pinnacles, climbing Kala Pattar for incredible Everest views, the turquoise Gokyo lakes with the colorful prayer flags fluttering at the top of Gokyo Ri, the Himalayan panorama from the top of the Renjo La, descending into the traditionally Sherpa Thame valley, where the Tibetans pass through on their way from Tibet to Namche Bazaar. Throughout, we are surrounded by spectacular 8000 meter peak panoramas and hosted by welcoming Sherpas in their wonderful lodges …

November and December are the perfect times to trek in the Everest region, the Himalayan peaks accentuated by clear, blue skies without the hoards of trekkers of the peak months. Wildlife such as the Himalayan thar, musk deer, danphe (Nepal’s national bird), blood pheasant, Himalayan snow-cock, snow-pigeon and chukkar roam the mountain sides.

Mountain views don’t get any better than trekking in the Khumbu region.
Join us for this unforgettable trek through Nepal’s spectacular Everest region!

Day 1 - Wednesday, 8 November 2017 - Arrive Kathmandu
Day 2 - Kathmandu | Optional World Heritage Sightseeing
Day 3 - Fly Lukla. Trek Monjo
Day 4 - Trek Namche Bazaar
Day 5 - Namche Bazaar (day hike Khunde & Khumjung)
Day 6 - Namche Bazaar
Day 7 - Trek Phortse
Day 8 - Trek Pangboche
Day 9 - Pangboche (day hike Amadablam Base Camp)
Day 10 - Trek Dingboche
Day 11 - Trek Chhukhung
Day 12 - Chhukhung (climb Chhukhung Ri)
Day 13 - Trek Lobuche (optional Kongma La pass)
Day 14 - Trek Gorak Shep (climb Kala Pattar)
Day 15 - Trek Lobuche (day hike Everest Base Camp)
Day 16 - Trek Dzongla
Day 17 - Trek Tangnak (cross Cho La pass)
Day 18 - Trek Gokyo
Day 19 - Gokyo (climb Gokyo Ri)
Day 20 - Trek Lungden (cross Renjo La pass)
Day 21 - Trek Thame
Day 22 - Trek Namche (option Lawudo Gompa)
Day 23 - Trek Lukla
Day 24 - Fly Kathmandu
Day 25 - Saturday, 2 December 2017 - Depart

2017 Dates
8 Nov - 2 Dec
25 days

2017 Trek Price
$3580

Helicopter Options
Helicopter from Namche or elsewhere available. Price dependent on number of passengers

Includes

Kathmandu Guest House
Sherpa Lodges
Lukla flights & departure taxes
Airport pick-ups & drops
Sagarmatha National Park Permit
TIMS card
Kamzang Lodge-style Trekking:
Kamzang Journeys menus at the lodges, a variety of teas (including herbal), French Press organic Nepali coffee, variety of hot drinks, snacks, chocolate & desserts, filtered drinking water, hot water bottles at night, gas heater in dining room, double rooms at lodges, extensive medical kit, satellite & mobile phone, oxygen (PAC) bag, library of Everest books, yaks for portering gear, Sherpa & Western guides and our great, attentive staff.
Safety & Health Precautions

Thuraya satellite phone
Helicopter evacuation services (excuding cost of evacuation)
Oxygen saturation monitoring system
PAC bag (portable oxygen chamber)
Full medical kit & stretcher
Kayadyn filtered water
Safe, sanitary, delicious & plentiful food and drinks

Excludes
International flights
Nepal Visa
Travel or travel medical insurance
Helicopter Rescue Service Cost
Helicopter Shuttle Service to or from Lukla if flights are delayed or cancelled
Meals in Kathmandu (while not on trek)
Equipment rental
Boiled drinking water
Alcohol & soft drinks
Showers
Laundry
Tipping & other items of a personal nature
Tips & Extra Cash
Allow approx $250-$300 for meals (while not on trek), drinks (on trek) and tips. We recommend $200 per trekker thrown into the tips pool for the crew.