Everest Two Passes Trek – 17 Days
Everest two passes trek 17 days Renjo la pass (5,435 m) and Chola pass (5,420 m) is a dashing destination for trekkers who have an enormous desire for adventurous trek crossing through the highest passes in the world. Beside, distinct view of enormous Mount Everest with other numerous of skyrocketing peaks and hiking to Everest Base Camp makes this two passes trek more incredible.
Our 17 days package of Everest two passes trekking begins with a flight to Lukla. After that our trek starts towards Namche bazaar passing Phakding and Monjo along catching attractive views of high mountains, we cross high passes and Gokyo valley too. From there steeping Everest base camp trekking route, the trial takes towards the viewpoint of Kalapathar to sight 360° vista throughout the high Himalayas. Rhododendron and pine forests, suspension bridge, Sherpa settlements, glacial valleys, Buddhist Monasteries (oldest Khumbu region monastery in Tengboche) and Namche Bazaar (Himalayan region town featuring all modern facilities) are additional highlights of this two passes trekking.
Day 1: Arrival day
Today first day of our trip, our organization agents will be there to pick you up at Tribhuwan International Airport. You will be heartily welcomed and shifted towards tourist standard hotel. We additionally plan for meeting at our office to discuss regarding our trek.
Day 2: Lukla (2,840 m) and Phakding (2,652 m)
Early morning, our private vehicle drops you at Tribhuvan International Airport to make our flight towards Lukla (gateway of Khumbu region). After (30 to 35 minute) spectacular flight over the tall Himalayas, we finally land on Tenzing Hillary Airport along catching our crew members there, we engage in arrangements to develop our trek forward. After leaving Lukla, we walk nearly for four hours to reach Phakding for stay overnight.
Day 3: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)
Aiming our destination, we trigger our trek forward and move towards Monjo (Sagarmatha National Park gateway) crossing several settlements and few suspension bridges. After steeping Sagarmatha National Park, guide deals with fundamental National stop customs at entrance point while at that hour, you can enjoy tea house throughout. Continuing trek by catching vertical drop down the slope offers a couple of suspension bridges and finally, the trail leads uphill towards Namche Bazaar to spend a night there.
Day 4: Acclimatization day
Normally, we start to experience different climate and temperature from this point of elevation so before steeping additional height acclimatization is very essential and this day, we don’t develop our trek forward but we stay active. We plan to visit nearby settlement Khumjung or hike towards old Sherpa village Thame and Namche Bazaar offers National park head office, monasteries, museum and internet cafes for your leisure hours.
Day 5: Thame (3,844 m)
Leaving the main trial of Everest base camp trek, we head northeast towards Tibet and flat trail drops to Phurte crossing Gongla joined by various religious communities. Passing Phurte, we climb up towards Thamo viewing high mountains and after exploring Thamo town for certain time we ascend the trial along crossing a suspension bridge over Bhote Koshi River to reach Thame. For remaining hours, we explore Thame village and stay overnight there.
Day 6: Lumde (4,380 m)
This day our trial takes through the south bank of Bhote Koshi River to climb up passing few suspension bridges, authentic settlements, short and long mini walls, religious communities, Monasteries, and domains of yaks in the way to reach Marulung. From there, we follow north bank of Bhote Koshi River and walk uphill to step Lumde through the dry valley. We spend this night at the lodge in Lumde.
Day 7: Renjo La (5,388 m) and Gokyo (4,791 m)
Today, we hike for nine to ten hours leaving Lumde along towards base of Renjo la pass following the beautiful path and deserted valley. After that walking through quite difficult and tricky path viewing tall mountains including Mount Everest, we cross first pass (Renjo la pass) of our trip to reach Gokyo Lake. After steeping our destination, we stay overnight at lodge in Gokyo.
Day 8: Gokyo RI and Dragnak (4,700 m)
Today, we ascend the first peak of our trip (fine views of the world). From the top, we can get the stunning view of Mount Everest and many other high stunning peaks. After that, we move forward towards the top to explore Gokyo RI by crossing three to four-hour zig-zag trials on the way. From there, we set off the trial and head far side of the glacier to camp at Dragnak to spend our night.
Day 9: Chola pass (5,368 m) and Dzongla (4,830 m)
Today is the day to hike for long hours so we start our trek early morning to ensure that we cross the Chola pass and descend Dzongla in good time. Gradually, ascending alongside the river up a small valley to step sandy rigid line gives a great view of high mountains and Chola pass. Moving forward through the grassy path, we reach the base of pass along after that using crampons and rope on the difficult way, we cross high pass to step Dgongla for stay overnight.
Day 10: Gokarshep (5,160 m)
After crossing amazing high passes, we target to step Kalapathar (5,545 m) highest elevation point of our trip and move forward leaving Dzongla early morning but this day following the west bank of Khumbu glacier, we start walking upward till Lobuche pass. After crossing this pass, we meet junction point of two glaciers of Khumbu region along we walk through across this glacier to meet Gokershep for overnight.
Day 11: Everest Base Camp (5,380 m)
Early morning catching the rigid of Khumbu glacier, we walk aiming to step Everest base camp and finally after stepping there we will be offered by the best greed of colorful Buddhist praying flags and 360° vista from high elevation with many high snowy mountains around. We spent some hours exploring eye-catching views and walk back down towards Gokarshep. Leisure time will be spent by exploring Gokarshep and night will be spent there at Lodge.
Day 12: Kalapathar (5,545 m) and Lobuche (4,910 m)
Early morning, we walk up to reach Kalapathar viewpoint before sunrise to sight stunning and magnificent color changing the view of Kalapathar by first sunrays of the day along that we enjoy uncountable eye-catching sceneries around tall mountains before heading down towards Gokarshep and continuous walk from Gokarshep takes to Lobuche for an overnight stay.
Day 13: Tengboche (3,837 m)
Today, we head towards Tengboche leaving Lobuche early morning following Everest trail down to the scenic valley. We pass many famous and well-known settlements including Pangboche at the base of Amadablam along we view many huge mountains and cross numerous of rivers to step Tengboche. We explore Tengboche monastery (Khumbu region old monastery) on our remaining time and get a lodge for overnight.
Day 14: Monjo (2,835 m)
From Tengboche, a steep descent takes through bird-filled rhododendron forest towards Dudh Koshi River at Phunki Dingma. From here, we climb up the opposite bank passing several praying stones, fluttering flags and mini walls along continuing trail leads towards Namche Bazaar. Spending some hours on Namche Bazaar, we sweep down the steep descent to step village of Monjo to stay overnight.
Day 15: Lukla (2,840 m)
This is last walking day of our trip. Our developed trial now passes numerous teahouses and crosses rivers before climbing up the hillside to reach Phakding. From there after developing 3 to 4 hours walk, crossing through pleasing pine and rhododendron forest, we reach our aimed destination Lukla to stay overnight there.
Day 16: Kathmandu (1,300 m)
This day we leave the Himalayas so all the Airport formalities and porters are managed by the guide and mostly flight schedule is planned in morning hours so we catch our morning scenic flight over the Himalayas towards Kathmandu for 30 to 35 minutes. Our vehicle will be awaiting your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport to transfer you towards the fine standard hotel. In evening hour, we offer welcome dinner in Nepalese local restaurant where you can enjoy cultural dance and music with great Nepali food items.
Day 17: Departure day
Last day focusing your flight time, you can go shopping to collect gifts for friends and family members. We help you with your necessary arrangements along our private vehicle will be there to transfer you to the airport focusing departure time. Our well-wishers and representatives will be there with greetings to wish your safe journey and steps ahead.
- Warm Clothes, windproof jackets, thermal wear, warm socks, scarf and woolen cap.
- Proper hiking boots, running comfortable shoes and a pair of flip-flops.
- T-shirts and hiking shorts
- Backpack and backpack cover (against rain and dust)
- Head torch, or small torch, plus spare batteries.
- A small light weight and quick drying towel.
- Water bottle and water purification tables
- Water purification tables or a water filter
- Sleeping bag and silk liner
- Some Diamox pills against potential altitude sickness (if going beyond 4,000 m elevations)
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All visitors are required to arrange a visa in order to enter Nepal. A Nepalese visa can be easily obtained upon arrival on arrival in Kathmandu at the airport or Nepalese embassy abroad. But nationals from Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Liberia cannot secure the Nepalese Visa upon arrival. The Visa can also be secured at entry point at Nepalese borders. A valid passport for at least six months, recent digital photo (size: 1.5" x 1.5") will be required and you can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or up on arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Nepalese visas cost USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days till date.
Some of the required official documents are your valid passport, 4 extra passport sized photographs (for trekking permits), travel insurance, airline tickets and luggage tags. Visas can be obtained upon entry into Nepal.
Weather in the mountains is pretty difficult to predict. Nights are generally cooler and days are warm. Months of winter (January and February) are bit colder but the days can be quite beautiful and warm if the sun is out. It snows during the month of January, February and December in Himalayan areas.
Best time to travel
Nepal offers diversified geographical regions and so as the climatic condition differs from the Himalayas to the plains. The climate varies as per the season. Nepal generally offers 4 seasons amongst which autumn and spring are the two most favorable ones for visiting Nepal. It is always wise to know about the weather and climatic condition of the place you visit. The best time to travel really depends on your destination, activities and season of travel. Our destination specialists will recommend certain travel times after learning more about your preferences. The favorable months for trekking and climbing are usually September – November, and February – April. The monsoon season is June – August.
Even though the physical fitness plays an important role in trekking you don’t have to be super athletes or a marathon runner to trek in Nepal. Many people of good fitness for their age can complete the trek. You can prepare yourself before hand by doing some yoga which will prepare you in your breathing as you will be going to the higher altitude. Running or hiking to hills, going for a long walk will also help you. And if you live in urban area running in the stairs of a tall building will also work better in keeping you fit for trekking. All though these preparations aren’t strictly compulsory, you can do well even when the preparations you do aren’t rigorous like that of some ultra-athletic person. Do these things in moderate pace for two months or even less. And you are set to complete any trekking to Nepal.
Doing the insurance while trekking is Nepal is not compulsory but will surely help you a lot if you do one, as it covers any comprehensive expenses possible to acquire due to medical issues or accidents. Your travel insurance must protect air ambulance, treatment charge, rescue and evacuation, product cancellation and refundable charges, flight delay and cancellations. We suggest you to bring you travel insurance certificate or send us scan copy and it must be issued from your home land. We do not arrange or sell insurance so you can find your local travel insurance for this.
Vaccination for Nepal
All travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities) For traveling to Nepal; we recommend you to take a vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies etc, it is not really must but recommended.
While you chose which trip you wanted to go with, contact us to our head office Thamel Marg, Kathmandu Nepal by email or phone, email is more easy and clear options, as soon as we get your email or call we will process for your booking. We need 20% booking amount to confirm your booking, the payment can be made through the Bank transfer, Credit card payment (Master/Visa card) or through online money transfers also Money Gram, Western Unions or others. After we get the 20% amount we will confirm your booking and you will get the official booking and payment receipt. The final balance for the tour will be paid upon arrival in Kathmandu.
- Do proper research about the company that you are planning to trek with and make sure they are legally registered travel agency.
- You should be well acquainted about the travel health and travel insurance before travelling.
- Have idea about the climate, geography, temperature and environment of Nepal before starting your trip.
- Using credit cards instead of cash is a wiser idea.
- Majority of the Nepalese people are nicer but there are few scammers you will come meet on your way and need to avoid them, for example ‘holy men’ who will try to plant a tika (a red paste denoting a blessing) on your forehead demanding a payment for it on streets.
- Be careful while buying the medicinal herbs as some may be illegal for you t take home and also be aware of duplicate products.
- Never get yourself involve in doing drugs, trafficking and sexual relations with children as there is a strict rules for these cases and might get yourself into a big problem.
- Take copies of your passport, visa, air ticket and trekking permits and keep them separately from the originals.
- Prepare yourself for altitude sickness and be familiar with its symptoms so that you can follow the guidelines for safe acclimatization.
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