The High Passes of the Everest

Nepal - Your tailor-made trip

22 days - from 1675€

Day 1

A first taste of Nepal
After going through immigration, collecting your luggage and passing through customs, you will head towards the exit of the terminal where you will see people waiting for you. Among them will be your driver who will meet you and accompany you to the hotel.
The ancient city of Kathmandu was built by the daughter of Emperor Ashoka in the third century. Kathmandu has been the capital of several dynasties like Licchavis, Guptas, Shahs and Mallas still represented by plenty of palalces palaces and many Hindu temples and statues. The rest of the day is free for you to immerse yourself in the city's history. Possibility to go to Thamel, the biggest touristic and commercial hub of Nepal.
Day 2

In the himalayan sky

Altitude gain & loss : + 300 m | Estimated hiking time : 3h30

You leave your hotel early to reach the airport where you take a domestic flight to Lukla.

Here is where the adventure begin. Hordes of porters, cooks, guides, horses and yaks load and unload food in very heavy bundles. In the midst of this fervor and bustle, start gently with a few hours of walking along the Dudh Kosi river to arrive at the village of Phakding (2610 m).

Day 3

The capital of Khumbu
Altitude gain & loss : + 700 m / - 60 m | Estimated hiking time : 4h30

You hike along the Dudh Kosi river on an excellent path where you can see your first glimpses of the high summits of Khumbu. You come accross some steep sections in the forest and traditional hamlets and terraced fields before reaching the town of Namche Bazar (3445m), capital of Khumbu located at the crossroads of several valleys. Many Tibetans cross the border with caravans of yaks laden with Chinese tea, clothes, salt, to sell their products at the weekly market.
Day 4

Acclimatization day
After a good night's sleep, enjoy the Sherpa Capital and do your final shopping for your expedition. This day is very important for your Trek, in order to adapt well to the altitude. Share a famous Tibetan salted butter tea with your Sherpa team. You will discover during your Trek a more meditative and solitary Sherpa world. For those who wish, you can walk to Sengboche or Thamo.
Day 5

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

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

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

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

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

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

4 h of walk
We reach the shore of the Bhotse Kosi to Thochumba (4500m). Camping.
Day 12

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

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

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

6 h of walk
Return by the same itinerary in this large bare valley. Night at Bakuche (4500 m). Camping.
Day 16

6 h of walk
Slope down along the river. We go through Marlung, and spend the night in Thame (3800 m). Camping.
Day 17

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

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

6/7 h of walk
Long slope down along the Dudh Kosi to Lukla. Night in a lodge.
Day 20

Flight to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. Free afternoon. Night at the hotel.
Day 21

Free day in Kathmandu. Night at the hotel. Extra charge for a guided visit.
Day 22

Transfer to the international airport. End of our services.
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