HIGH PASSES TO EVEREST

An extraordinary trek that introduces the least talked about Rolwaling valley, a region of immense beauty sidelined by the popularity of Khumbu. The serene glacial lakes in close proximity to Everest, the unmatched view from Kala Patthar and the three high passes to cross. They all add up to high adventure!

From Rolwaling to Everest Base Camp, via the high passes of Tashi Lapsa, Renjo and Cho La.

This trek takes you to the high reaches of the Everest region, through a lesser-known valley of Rolwaling, but nevertheless a breathtakingly beautiful landscape in authentic Sherpa land.
Before we reach the glacial valleys and head towards the pristine peaks, our trek goes along the Tama Koshi Valley, passing through Brahman, Chettri and Tamang villages. We reach Simigaon, the gateway to Rolwaling Valley. We are then only a few kilometers from the Tibetan border, in Buddhist surroundings, under the benevolent gaze of Gauri Shanker (7,146m). As we progress, the landscape seems to stretch vertically, growing ever taller.
The approach to Mount Everest takes us near the turquoise lakes of Gokyo, from where we catch a spectacular view of the summits. The giants of the planet are gathered here: Cho Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse, Everest, Cholaste and Tawachee. We then climb up towards Kala Patthar (5, 545m) for even better views as this brings us closer to this ice-wall amphitheater and is a famous viewpoint. Our eyes dazzled by the glitter of the silvery Himalayas, we then descend through the valley of Solu Khumbu to reach Lukla.

HIGHLIGHTS
- The atmosphere of very high mountains
- The less-visited Rolwaling Valley
- A high trail with 3 passes over 5000m (Tashi Laptse (5,755m), Renjo La (5,350 m), Cho La 5,355m) for experienced trekkers
- The Gokyo Lakes and the view of Everest from Gokyo Ri and Kala Patthar


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Itinerary

  • Level of Trek: Very Difficult
  • Best Period: April - October
  • Duration: 25 Days
  • Number of walking days: 20
  • Highest Altitude: 5755 Meters
  • Flights: Lukla - Kathmandu
  • Accomodation: Hotel in Kathmandu & Lodge/Camp during trek

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Day

Airport pick-up, transfer to hotel.
- Accommodation: Hotel

From Kathmandu, we drive all the way to Dolakha (1,330m) through Charikot; then follow the trail to Gonger. We then start the trek to reach the first campsite.
- Descent: - 200m
- Duration of hike: 2hr
- Accommodation: Lodge

The going is a bit tough today as you negotiate a long climb and hike up a steep path before reaching Simigaon. We come across a number of Sherpa and Tamang villages amidst a landscape of waterfalls and millet fields.
- Ascent: + 770m
- Descent: - 80m
- Duration of hike: 6hr
- Accommodation: Lodge

From Simigaon, the path goes up and then descends to finally reach Kyalche. It’s a long hike.
- Ascent: + 1340m
- Duration of hike: 7hr
- Accommodation: Lodge

Between Kyalche and Beding there are nice views of Gauri Shanker. We set up camp near Beding.
- Ascent: + 250m
- Duration of hike: 5hr
- Accommodation: Lodge

Easy and short day from Beding to Na during which there are more views of the mountains.
- Ascent: + 500m
- Duration of hike: 3hr
- Accommodation: Lodge or camp

Spend the day acclimatizing
- Accommodation: Lodge

Easy day as you spend it mostly walking by the lake.
- Ascent: + 200m
- Duration of hike: 4hr
- Accommodation: Bivouac under tent

This is going to be a short day, but a difficult hike as you tackle the Trukarding Glacier (4,980m). We head in the direction of the pass, climbing up the moraines of the glacier.
- Ascent: +350m
- Duration of hike: 4hr
- Accommodation: Bivouac under tent

This is a relatively difficult day on the glacier of Trukarding (4,980m), but especially for the porters. We will use a rope to reach the foot of the Tashi Lapsa Pass. Overnight at Ngole Phedi.
- Ascent: + 400m
- Duration of hike: 4hr
- Accommodation: Bivouac under tent

We cross the Tashi Laptse Pass and descend to Thengmo. The going is tough but the day is a beautiful day with an outstanding view of the Khumbu region.
- Ascent: + 1225m
- Descent: - 1520m
- Duration of hike: 7hr
- Accommodation: Bivouac under tent

This is a short hike to Thame where you spend some time at the ancient Thame Monastery.
- Ascent: +400m
- Duration of hike: 5hr
- Accommodation: Lodge

A day of rest
- Accommodation: Lodge

Another hard day as you climb up the Bhote Koshi valley to reach Langden.
- Ascent: +900m
- Duration of hike: 4 ½ hr
- Accommodation: Lodge

We make a steep climb to Renjo La, a 5,350m pass to go from the Bhote Kosi Valley to Gokyo. After the Renjo Pass, we walk downhill for 1 ½ hours to arrive at the village of Gokyo. Stunning views of all the peaks of the Everest region greet us, along the Ngozumpa Glacier and the Gokyo Lakes. This is a long hike.
- Ascent: +700m
- Duration of hike: 8 to 9hr
- Accommodation: Lodge

After climbing the small summit above Gokyo Lake, we are rewarded with the most beautiful panoramic view of Cho Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse, Everest, Cholaste and Tawachee. We then go down to Nha where we spend the night.
- Ascent: + 500m
- Descent: - 500m
- Duration of hike: 5h
- Accommodation: Lodge

After descending to TajungTsho we cross the moraine of the Ngozumpo Glacier and arrive at Thangnak. There’s a gradual climb up to the pass; followed by a gradual descent to Dzonglha.
- Ascent: + 500m
- Descent: - 500m
- Duration of hike: 6hr
- Accommodation: Lodge

From Dzonglha we move on to Lobuche enjoying superb views of Nuptse, Pumori, Lobuche Peak and Langtren.
- Ascent: + 100m
- Duration of hike: 2 to 3hr
- Accommodation: Lodge

We head out early in the morning to enjoy the view. Walking along the Khumbu glacier, we climb to GorakShep which is quite easily done. Then it becomes steeper towards Kala Patthar. We are now in the heart of a huge amphitheater surrounded by the highest and legendary peaks of the world.
- Ascent: + 700m
- Descent: - 700m
- Duration of hike: 7hr
- Accommodation: Lodge

From Lobuche to Pheriche is a gradual descent.
- Descent: - 1,355m
- Duration of hike: 6hr
- Accommodation: Lodge

Leaving Pheriche, we descend through Pangboche where we come across one of the oldest gompas of Nepal . We walk through the forest and villages and then descend to Tengboche, the spiritual heart of Khumbu. We pay a visit to the famous monastery, which is magnificent with the background completely dominated by the sight of Ama Dablam. We then go down a steep path to the village of Phunke Tenka. The final bit of the hike involves a gradual climb up to Namche Bazar.
-  Ascent: + 100m
- Descent: + 850m
- Duration of hike: 6hr
- Accommodation: Lodge

Leaving Namche behind, we descend to the village of Monjo. Then, we cross the Gumila forest and finally arrive at Lukla.
- Descent: - 600m
- Duration of hike: 7hr
- Accommodation: Hotel

We catch the morning flight to Kathmandu. On clear days, we get to enjoy superb panoramic views of the Himalayas. Transfer to the hotel.
- Accommodation: Hotel

Free day in Kathmandu
- Accommodation: Same hotel

Transfer to TIA (Kathmandu Airport) for your return flight.
End of our services.

What's included

- Minibus with the Staffs and Materials till Gonger & Airport Transfers
- 3 Nights in Hotel Tibet or Similar on BB Basis
- Trek on Full Board in Lodges / Camps / Homestay according to program
- Camping Collectif materials for 10 days (tents and Kitchen Stuffs)
- Trekking Staff: 1 Sherpa from 4 pax, 2 from 8 pax, 1 Porter for 2 pax till Lukla (Carry 13 Kg / Person)
- English Speaking Guide for trekking
- Camping Staffs ( Gonger to Thame): Extra porters for Camping Materials / Cook from 4 pax)
- Trekking Permits TIMS, GCAP, national Parc Sagarmatha
- Special Permit of Gaurishankar (1 Week)
- Fixed rope for the passes and equipments for staffs
- Insurance for staffs
- Flight Lukla - Kathmandu (159 $)

What's not included

- Visit and fooding in Kathmandu except Breakfast
- Insurance documents needed
- Cargo for extra luggage access (more than 15 Kg / Person)
- Visa Nepal ($50 + photo)
- Pourboires, dépenses personnelles et équipement, boissons, douches chaudes, rechargement de batteries durant le trek etc.
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