The high passes of the Everest The high passes of the Everest
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  • Just next to Tibet, this trekking that requires a very good physical condition, takes some unused paths.

    By this original itinerary, we first go up to the beautiful Gokyo lakes and the Gokyo Ri peak (5360 m), from where the view on the Cho Yu, the Cholatse, the Everest or even the Ama Dablam peaks is unbelievable. Then we take the Renjo pass (5493 m), access door to the mineral valley of Ladze Sumna that we will climb up to the Nangpa La (5716 m), highest point of our trek, from where the view on the Cho Oyu, the immense Tibetan plateau, is exceptional...

    The Nangpa La is an altitude pass dividing the Nepal and the Tibet. Located at the bottom of the Cho Yu (8153 m), one of the most impressive peak of the Himalayas, it has been for long the main point of commercial trade between Khumbu (Everest area) and the Tibetan plateau.

    After more than 40 years of borders’ closure, the exchanges have started again recently : the Sherpas bring their Dzos to the Tibetan plateau, from where they bring back their yaks. Same as the Tibetan who slope down their plateau with their great yaks caravans loaded with « made in China » manufactured products that they sale to the daily market in Namche Bazar, the capital of Khumbu,

    An hyperbaric chamber is systematically provided for this itinerary, in case of high altitude sickness.

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    > Land transfers and transports planed in the program including the filghts Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu
    > The assistance of a local staff: guide, cook, (and cook helpers for large groups), porters
    > The carrying of the individual and collective material : porters, carrying the collective and individual camping and cooking material
    > Lodging : hotel** in Kathamndu, lodge in Namche Bazaar & Lukla, in camping during the trekking
    > Meals : full board except the meals in Kathmandu

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    > International flights
    > International airport taxes
    > Meals in Kathmandu
    > Admission fees for the visits of temples, monuments, monasteries and museums
    > Visa fees
    > Repatriation assistance
    > Drinks and personal expenses
    > Tips

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Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Welcome at the airport and transfer to the hotel located in the area of Thamel (city center). Night at the hotel

Day 2 : Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding (2800 m) [2/3 H of walk]
Flight for Lukla (2800 m), with the guide, where we meet the staff of porters and cooks. Few hours of walk along the Dudh Kosi river to Phakding village (2800 m). Camping.

Day 3 : Phakding - Namche Bazar (3440 m) [5 H of walk]
We go up the Dudh Kosi river by a path. Few steep sections in the forest, before reaching the village of Namche Bazar (3445 m). Night in a lodge.

Day 4 : Namche Bazar (3440 m) [to 5 H of walk (optional)]
Essential day of acclimatisation in Namche :. Optional walk: we go up to Khumjung village at 3900 m. Night in a lodge

Day 5 : Namche Bazar - Thyangboche (3867 m) [5 H of walk]
Balcony path that slightly goes down to the river. We cross it at Phunki village (3250 m), then steep ascent in direction of the monastery of Thyangboche (3867 m). Night in a camp.

Day 6 : Thyangboche - Pangboche (3985 m) [4 H of walk]
Slope down through a rhododendrons forest and we go through Imja Khola. We get to Pangboche village and its monastery (3985 m). Night in a camp.

Day 7 : Pangboche - Thare (3950 m) [4 H of walk]
Ascent to Phortse, village perched at the crossing of the Dudh Kosi and the Imja Hola, then to Thare village (3950 m). Night in a camp.

Day 8 : Thare - Gokyo lake (4750 m) [5/6 H walk]
Ascent of the Dudh Kosi valley, through mountain pastures and few villages. Walking along the last moraine of Ngozumba glacier, we reach the Gokyo lakes. Overnight camp.

Day 9 : Gokyo lakes (4750 m) - Gokyo Ri (5480 m) - Drangnak (4800 m) [5/6 H of walk]
Early (and optional), 2/3 H walk up to the Gokyo Peak (5300 m). We leave the first lake, the Dudh Pokhari, by zigzagging paths. After lunch, short stage to Dragnak (2 H). Overnight camp.

Day 10 : Gokyo - Renji Pokkhari (4800m) [7 H of walk]
Gradual ascent to the Renjo Pass (5493 m). Slope down through the Ladze Sumna valley. Camping in the mountain pastures and at the Renji Pokkhari lake.

Day 11 : Renji Pokkhari - Thokchumba (4500 m) [4 H of walk]
We reach the shore of the Bhotse Kosi to Thochumba (4500m). Camping.

Day 12 : Thokchumba - Lunag (4800 m) [5 H de marche]
We continue the ascent of the valley. Half way, we reach the base of the last glacier’ spur of ice. Camping at Lunag (4800 m). Camping.

Day 13 : Lunag - Nangpa La base camp (5300 m) [4 H of walk]
The ascent continues : we’re in the heart of a high mountain universe, and walk on the glacier to the Nangpa La base camp (5300 m). Camping.

Day 14 : Base camp - Nangpa La (5716 m) - Base camp (5300 m) [7 H of walk]
We walk on the ice, then on the moraine The Cho Oyu suddenly appears and finally, the pass. There, in front of you, just a stone’s throw from here, here is Tibet... Return to the base camp. Camping.

Day 15 : Nangpa La base camp - Bakuche (4500 m) [6 H of walk]
Return by the same itinerary in this large bare valley. Night at Bakuche (4500 m). Camping.

Day 16 : Bakuche - Thame (3800 m) [6 H of walk]
Slope down along the river. We go through Marlung, and spend the night in Thame (3800 m). Camping.

Day 17 : Thame an dits surroundings
Day of exploration in direction of Trashi Labsa. (Buffer day in case of problems in the Nangpa La valley). Visit of Thame gompa. Camping in Thame, typical Sherpa village.

Day 18 : Thame - Namche Bazar (3440 m) [4 H of walk]
We walk on the way back to the Sherpa capital. Night in a lodge and a well-deserved hot shower !

Day 19 : Namche Bazar - Lukla (2800 m) [6/7 H of walk]
Long slope down along the Dudh Kosi to Lukla. Night in a lodge.

Day 20 : Lukla - Kathmandu
Flight to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. Free afternoon. Night at the hotel.

Day 21 : Kathmandu
Free day in Kathmandu. Night at the hotel. Extra charge for a guided visit.

Day 22 : International flight
Transfer to the international airport. End of our services.

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