Everest High Passes and Island Peak

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Everest High Passes and Island Peak
At a Glance
  • Duration23 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous ++
  • Places to Visit Everest Region
  • Max Altitude 6,189m/20,305ft
  • Group Size 2-15
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Kathmandu
  • Activity Trekking/Peak Climbing
  • Best Season Spring/Autumn

Everest High Passes and Island Peak Trip Highlights

  • 35 minutes flight to exceptional Lukla airport and walking into the deep valley of traditional Sherpa village is very peaceful and sincerely spectacular.
  • Walk to Phakding, Namche Bazaar, the valley of Thame, and Lumde is one cherishing moment endowed with a spectacular panoramic mountains view.
  • Going over the Renjo La pass that has to offer one of the most spectacular views of the panoramic mountain range along with the Ariel view of the lakes is indescribable. In one word, overall it's inconceivable.
  • Gokyo with its turquoise blue lakes is exceptionally gorgeous and gives you an alternative to witness an entirely different face of the Everest region which is beyond belief.
  • Crossing the Ngozumba Glacier, the largest glacier in the Himalayas has a novel magnificence that is always cherished by every single traveler who has dared to undertake it.
  • Going over the icy Cho La Pass is distinct on its own.
  • Being at Dzongla is utterly out of the world; it's more like being on a different planet with soaring peaks around and a small cozy town in the middle of nothing.
  • After the successful ascent of Everest Base Camp, 5360 m, and Kala Patthar, 5545 m the trail now leads you to the different valleys offering you unique features in views and landscapes.
  • Trek to Island Peak Base Camp is a different experience that offers you a handsome opportunity to walk through the outstanding valley of Imja.
  • Camping food is what anyone would need in this situation.
  • Midnight wake-up call and eventually summiting Island Peak with exquisite scenic beauty is a great accomplishment of a lifetime where you would realize why Eric Shipton named it Island Peak in 1951.
  • Finally, we bid farewell to our island peak base camp crew and trace back to Lukla, flying in a small twin-otter plane back to Kathmandu is breathtaking leaving you with so much contentment and appreciation.

Everest High Passes and Island Peak conclude Renjo La Pass, Cho La Pass, and Island Peak:

Everest High Passes and Island Peak is unquestionably an ideal pick for true adventure seekers who are in quest of a genuine venture and looking for a challenging trek to unleash their outdoor curiosity. However, this 21-day expedition through 2 high passes, Renjo La Pass (5360 m/17,585 feet) and Cho La Pass (5,420 m/17,782 feet) was more of a secretive trek. It takes you deep into the untouched magnanimous lofty valleys that give anyone a genuine wilderness experience.

Furthermore, it delivers an off-the-beaten-track experience away from the substantial flooding of tourism like in the major trails of Everest. Going over these high-altitude passes is undeniably very challenging but very worthwhile with its exceptional beauty. Moreover, the accomplishment of being at the top of them is very appealing. It certainly gives anyone more of a chance to know, understand, believe, and trust themselves. Everest High Passes and Island Peak expedition transfers you to the interestingly challenging magnanimous high passes with the most splendid and unbelievable views.

Renjo La Pass 5,360 meters (17,560 feet)

The Renjo La Pass is a high mountain pass at an altitude of 5,360 meters (17,560 feet). It is one of the most popular trekking destinations and offers stunning views of Mount Everest and the surrounding mountains.

One of the main attractions of Renjo La Pass is the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding landscape. The pass offers stunning views of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu. The turquoise blue waters of the Gokyo Lakes can also be seen from the pass, adding to its beauty.

The Renjo La Pass is a popular destination for trekkers of all levels and offers a challenging but rewarding hiking experience. The views from the summit of Renjo La is simply breathtaking and make it a truly unforgettable experience. Overall, the beauty of Renjo La Pass lies not only in its stunning views but also in the adventure and cultural experiences that come along with the trek.

Here are some of the things that make the Renjo La Pass so beautiful:

  • The panoramic mountain views of Mount Everest and its neighboring mountains
  • The challenging but rewarding hiking experience
  • The lush forests and snow-capped mountains
  • The sunrise and sunset views
  • The sense of accomplishment that comes from reaching the top of the pass

Gokyo Lake (4,790 meters /15,715 feet)

The settlement of Gokyo town is located at an elevation of (4,790 m/15,715 feet). The beauty of Gokyo Lake is truly breathtaking. The crystal-clear blue and green waters of the lakes contrast with the rugged terrain and snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas, creating a truly awe-inspiring landscape. The surrounding mountains reflect on the lakes, creating a stunning mirror effect that adds to the beauty of the area.

The Gokyo Lake is surrounded by pristine wilderness and alpine meadows, which are covered in colorful wildflowers during the spring and summer months. As you hike around the lakes, you'll be treated to stunning views of the surrounding mountains, including the massive Ngozumpa Glacier, which stretches for miles.

One of the most spectacular views in the area is from the top of Gokyo Ri, which offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. From the summit, you can see the six Gokyo Lakes, as well as the massive peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu.

In addition to the natural beauty of the area, the Gokyo Lakes are also home to several cultural treasures. The local Sherpa people have lived in the area for centuries and have built several monasteries and Chortens (Buddhist shrines) around the lakes. These cultural treasures add to the spiritual and cultural significance of the area, making it an even more special place to visit.

Cho La Pass (5,420 m/17,782 feet)

This high mountain pass connects the Gokyo Valley to the Everest Base Camp and offers a challenging but rewarding trekking experience for adventure seekers.

The Cho La Pass is at an elevation of 5,420 meters (17,782 feet) above sea level. It is one of the three main passes in the Khumbu region, the other two being Kongma La and Renjo La. The pass is located between the peaks of Cholatse and Lobuche East and is notorious for its steep ascent and descent, as well as its icy and rocky terrain.

Trekkers cross the pass and descend into the different valleys of Khumbu. This blue glacial pass is stunning on its own with its distinctive beauty. The trail gradually passes through the village of Dzongla before reaching the famous Everest Base Camp.

The trek to Cho La Pass offers stunning views of the Himalayan peaks. The view includes Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam, as well as the glacial lakes. However, it is a challenging trek that requires physical fitness and experience with high-altitude trekking. Trekkers must also be prepared for cold and unpredictable weather conditions, especially at higher elevations.

Certainly, the trek to Cho La Pass is thrilling and delivers an unforgettable experience.

Island Peak Expedition: 

Island peak climbing offers anyone with exhilarating climbing experience with its challenges and breathtaking views from the summit. The Island Peak (6189 m / 20,305 feet)was named in 1951 by Eric Shipton, a distinguished British Mountaineer, and was renamed Imja Tse in 1983. Here the cook takes accountability for all the diverse meals. They are professionals and highly trained in hygiene, meal variety, and presentation. They are masters at preparing selections of food under less-than-ideal conditions.

Our accomplished climbing Sherpa will conduct a clinical course on required climbing skills and safety measures. Island Peak has always served as a preparation arena for mountaineers before scaling any high peaks. Our itinerary is so designed that we have enough time for healthier adaptation to the thin-air environment that exists in the Everest region. This acclimatization policy could eventually guarantee everyone a safe passage to where we are going. Though Everest High Passes and Island Peak are physically demanding its beauty cannot be denied.

To make your peak-climbing trouble-free we resource you with the entire facility of issuing permits, organizing equipment to finding reliable climbing Sherpas. Worrying is out of the question since we are here to craft your climbing dream experience.

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Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrive at the Kathmandu Airport (1,400 m/4,593 feet) and Transfer to the Hotel
  • Day 02:Trek Briefing, Drive to Manthali (Ramechhap) (474 m / 1,555 feet) and Overnight Stay
  • Day 03:Fly to Lukla (2,840 m/9,317 feet) and trek to Phakding (2,610 m/8,562 feet)
  • Day 4-05:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,450 m/11,318 feet) + REST DAY - ACCLIMATIZATION
  • Day 06:Trek to Thame Village (3,820 m/12,532 feet)
  • Day 7-08:Trek to Lumde (4,368 m/14,338 feet) + REST DAY - ACCLIMATIZATION
  • Day 09:Trek to Gokyo (4,790 m/15,715 feet) via Renjo La Pass (5,360 m/17,585 feet)
  • Day 10:Trek to Dragnag or Thangnak (4,700 m/15,419 feet)
  • Day 11:Trek to Dzongla (4,830 m/15,846 feet) via Cho La Pass (5,420 m/17,782 feet)
  • Day 12:Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m/16,108 feet)
  • Day 13:Trek to Gorak Shep (5,164 m /16,942 feet) and trek to Everest base camp.
  • Day 14:Morning excursion to Kala Patthar (5,545 m/18,192 feet) Trek to Dingboche (4,350 m/14,271 feet)
  • Day 15:Trek to Island Peak Base camp (5,200 m/17,060 feet)
  • Day 16:Rest Day + Clinical course by the Climbing Sherpa.
  • Day 17:Mid night wake up and set off for Summit (6,189 m/20,305 ft)
  • Day 18:CONTINGENCY day in case of any weather circumstances.
  • Day 19:Trek to Pangboche (3,930 m/12,893 feet)
  • Day 20:Trek Back to Namche Bazaar - Back to Civilization
  • Day 21:Trek back to the town of Lukla
  • Day 22:Mountain Flight to Kathmandu OR MANTHALI AIRPORT
  • Day 23:Departure Day - Transfer to international Airport

Everest High Passes and Island Peak Detailed Itinerary

Once you arrive at the Kathmandu airport your group leader will be there with the Nepal Pyramids board to greet you and transfer you to the hotel. Despite, the capital city of Nepal certainly being the busiest with hectic traffic it undoubtedly has a strong appeal with local splendor and vigorous activities around, where you can simply relax and take pleasure in the fun of driving through the unfamiliar roads.


  • Pick up from the international airport.
  • Transfer to the hotel by your Group Leader.
  • Short preliminary briefing.
  • Arriving early gives you an opportunity to explore Kathmandu.
  • Welcome dinner and getting to know each other.
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals: Welcome Dinner
  • Transport: Airport Pickup

Driving to Manthali in Ramechhap district, Nepal can be an adventurous journey that offers a glimpse of rural life and the scenic beauty of the Nepalese countryside. The road from Kathmandu to Manthali in Ramechhap is a mix of paved and unpaved sections. While some parts are well-maintained, others can be bumpy and rough, especially during the monsoon season. The condition of the roads can vary, and landslides are not uncommon in hilly areas. The drive takes you through picturesque landscapes, with terraced fields, lush forests, and traditional villages dotting the route. It's an opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of Nepal.


  • Breakfast at the Hotel.
  • Meet up at a time provided by your Team Leader.
  • Getting together for trek briefing.
  • Distribution of company's trek equipment.
  • Thrilling Drive to Ramechaap – 4 hours
  • Fabulous Lunch in one of the Highway Restaurants.
  • Overnight stay at Ramechaap – BASIC HOTEL FACILITY 
  • Altitude: 474 m / 1,555 feet
  • Accommodation: Basic Hotel
  • Walking Hour: 4 Hours Drive
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 132km
  • Transport: Private Vehicle

We will take the earliest morning flight to Lukla. Shortly we will start our trek entering into the buffer zone of Sagarmatha National Park. Our adventure begins with our first-day hike to the village of Phakding. This 3/4 hour easy walk on the legendary trekking trail through the cultured Sherpa villages with its exceptional beauty and the view of stunning landscape, deep valley, and Dudh Koshi gorge is unique.


  • Thrilling flight in a twin-otter plane to a small Lukla airport at an elevation of 2840m
  • Beautiful walk through the series of stunning native settlement
  • The phenomenal sight of profound gorges, ancient farming terraces, and the scenic beauty at the backdrop is something special on the very first day.
  • Overnight stay at stunning Phakding, fabulous dinner and briefing by your leader along with a number of fascinating stories.
  • Altitude: 2,610 m/8,562 feet
  • Accommodation: Local Tea House
  • Walking Hour: 4/5 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 7km

Today we will start early for Namche Bazaar, the capital and the Administrative Center of the Khumbu district. It’s more of a luxurious city in the middle of no way in the midst of remoteness and thin air. Despite long hours walk it’s far more than just trekking. Give time to adapt your body to thin air. It’s not a matter of proving your physical strength, it's more about taking pleasure with steady ascend.


  • Wake up to the fresh serene environment of Phakding.
  • 3 hours gentle walk through a series of pleasant villages to the last settlement of Jorsale for lunch
  • Crossing of 5 high suspension bridges is daring.
  • The scenic beauty and deep gorges of soaring cliffs at the backdrop is phenomenal.
  • Being at Namche, the dream land is remarkable which is worth an effort.


  • 1 and ½ hours of amazing walk for acclimatization.
  • Walk to Syangbuche, one of the enchanting places in the region with the world’s highest airstrip.
  • Visiting Everest View Lodge with incredible views and hot beverages.
  • The close view of the magnificent mountain, extensive green hills, the Tibetan Buddhist culture and the territory of the yaks is charismatic
  • The first view of the world’s highest mountain (Mt. Everest)
  • Altitude: 3,450 m/11,318 feet)
  • Accommodation: Local Tea House
  • Walking Hour: 6 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 9km

Today we will leave the crowded Everest route and follow the amazing Bhote-Koshi valley to the exceptionally sensational village of Thame, the ancient salt trading route between Tibet and Nepal. A moderate 4 ½ hour walk will get us to the village of Thame which is said to be the home of inherent climbers from Tenzing Norgay Sherpa (the first Everest summiteer) to Appa Sherpa (who holds the Guinness Book of World Records). This exquisite hidden valley is indeed very enchanting.


  • 5 hours of easy walk
  • Getting to Thame, the home village of Tenzin Norgay Sherpa.
  • Afternoon visit to ancient Thame Dechen Chokhorling Monastery.
  • Altitude: 3,820 m/12,532 feet
  • Accommodation: Local Tea House
  • Walking Hour: 4.5 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 8.5km

A gradual ascent following the Bhotekoshi River through the ancient salt trade route will eventually take you to the very small settlement of ‘Lumde’ The Base of Renjo La. Since you are getting more into an alpine area, a slow ascent is recommended. This unfamiliar and very untouched hidden valley is charismatic and you will have a rest day to explore more of it.


  • Remarkable walk to the untouched valley of Lumde.
  • Being above the tree line and seeing very few people gives you the Thrill of being at altitude.
  • We can admire the traditional architecture while walking through the less-traveled villages.


  • Approximately 3 hours of total walk for acclimatization, getting yourself prepared for the next big day.
  • Amazing view of different mountains
  • Seeing the Yaks graze around you in the wilderness is awesome.
  • Free afternoon
  • Evening brief from your Leader.
  • Altitude: 4,368 m/14,338 feet
  • Accommodation: Local Tea House
  • Walking Hour: 5/6 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 10.5km

We wake up pretty early this morning for a challenging 5-hour climb to the top of Renjo Lha “ A stunning pass from where one can see three 8000+ mountains including Mt. Everest and its neighboring peaks” Followed by 3 hours downhill to Gokyo. After the accomplishment, the view of sparkling sacred lakes along with the Great view of Cho-Oyu is more than enough to spend a night at miraculous Gokyo.


  • Early wake up early for the most incredible Renjo Pass.
  • The Thrill of being in the wilderness and at altitude can be experienced in the Hard 5 hours uphill and 3 hours of steep downhill with very few people around.
  • Spectacular view of mountains along with the Ngozumpa glacier (the longest glacier in the Himalayas) and Gokyo Lake from the top of Renjo La.
  • Pack lunch ( Normally eaten at the top of Renjo La)
  • Explore Gokyo Lake in the afternoon and enjoy the lake view with a hot drink.
  • Free afternoon
  • Altitude: 4,790 m/15,715 feet
  • Accommodation: Local Tea House
  • Walking Hour: 8/10 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 9.5km

Easy 3 hours walk through the Ngozumpa Glacier, the longest glacier in the Himalayas to Dragnak, the base of our second pass Cho La. Dragnak, a small settlement is very secluded but very lively.


  • It’s a thrilling experience to get across the Ngozumba glacier with the sounds of ice cracking, river flowing and rocks rolling in the glacier.
  • View of small glacial lakes around.
  • Good view of Mt Cho Oyu from the glacier.
  • Be cautious in the rock fall zone.
  • Free afternoon
  • Altitude: 4,700 m/15,419 feet
  • Accommodation: Local Tea House
  • Walking Hour: 3/4 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 4km

Another early wake up for a challenging 5-hour climb to the top of Chola Pass, the exquisite glacial pass. Today you would walk into yet another very untouched alpine valley with a mysterious landscape setting. After the accomplishment, we have 3 hours of technical descent through the rock face trail to Dzongla. Dzongla with an unbelievable view of Cholatse at the backdrop is sensational.


  • Early wake up for another incredible Chola Pass.
  • Scrambling skills will be required for the glacier moraine to get over and below the pass.
  • Close-up mountain view all around.
  • The walk across the icy glacier is sensational.
  • Basic crampons are recommended for the pass.
  • Great view of Amadablam, Cholatse, and many more mountains on the way down.
  • Altitude: 4,830 m/15,846 feet
  • Accommodation: Local Tea House
  • Walking Hour: 8/9 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 8km

It’s time to get back into the bustling zone of the regular Everest base camp trail. An easy enchanting 3 hours walk with the most intriguing panoramic view is overwhelming.


  • Amazing view of Nuptse, Pumori, Amadablam, Cholatse, and many others along the way.
  • Back into the main route to Everest base camp.
  • Free afternoon.
  • Altitude: 4,910 m/16,108 feet
  • Accommodation: Local Tea House
  • Walking Hour: 4 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 6.5km

Leaving Lobuche this 3 hours walk to Gorak Shep is out of the ordinary through the rocky moraine undulating trail. Gorak Shep, the spectacular village is surrounded by Pumori (7145 m), Lingtren (6697 m), Nuptse (7745 m), and of course Everest (8848 m).


  • Spectacular view of the Khumbu icefall with soaring mountain
  • Trek to the fascinating Everest base camp after lunch
  • The view of the base camp and the blue ice pinnacles of the icefall is astonishing
  • Challenging but very rewarding walk to the fro from the base camp
  • Altitude: 5,189 m/17,024 feet
  • Accommodation: Local Tea House
  • Walking Hour: 8/9 Hours in Total
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 12km in Total

Now is the time for an epic climb to Kala Patthar, the point to value your dream and the sensational Himalayan vistas all around. The climb is challenging but the view from the top surpasses the wildest imagination. After making historic success to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar, we will descend down to Dingboche at least 1000m below.


  • Phenomenal sunrise view from Kala Patthar.
  • A very rewarding moment being at 5545 m with an exceptional panoramic mountain view.
  • Overnight at Dingboche, which is way tranquil being away from all the hardship and the thin air.
  • Much relaxed after descending 1,000 m of elevation.
  • Altitude: 4,350 m/14,271 feet
  • Accommodation: Local Tea House
  • Walking Hour: 8 Hours in Total
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 14.5km in Total

We set our early this morning after breakfast for Island Peak base camp through the epic trail along the Imja River. We walk along the ridges of moraines and beautiful valleys with the view of deep gorges and soaring Lhotse at the backdrop. Beautiful accommodation at the tented camp.


  1. Moderate walk to Chukhung through Imja Valley
  2. Get to see wild sea buckthorn growing all around.
  3. Pleasant walk into the Imja Valley with grandiose views.
  4. It’s quite amazing to see all the lively activities at the Base Camp.
  • Altitude: 5,200 m/17,060 feet
  • Accommodation: CAMPING
  • Walking Hour: 5 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today it’s more of a relaxed day with morning breakfast in a tented dining hall in the enchanting land setting of Island Peak Base Camp. Later after breakfast, we gear up for your clinical course, a pre-climbing training that will be conducted by our professional climbing guide. The course basically includes the proper use of equipment, safety measures, etc. Early dinner as you will be starting around midnight for the summit.


  • Waking up in an isolated yet very lively island peak base camp is remarkable.
  • Have a fun time with all the climbing techniques and clinical courses conducted by your climbing leader.
  • Free afternoon to explore the tented town of Island Peak
  • Early dinner as the wakeup call is set around midnight for the Island peak summit.
  • Accommodation: TENTS
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Everyone will be waking up at midnight and soon after we are done with our quick breakfast we set out into the darkness into the unfamiliar path with our headlamps. It’s marvelous to see the line of lights following the mountain trail that goes high up into the horizon literally seems like touching the night sky. We ascend with a very gradual pace through the vertical rocky gully that eventually lands us at Crampon Point where we fix our climbing equipment and set off into the icy trail with crevasses for the Island Peak summit.


  • Waking up early and walking in darkness following the lights and feet of others is very adventurous.
  • Challenging walk into the rocky gullies with no established trail is daring.
  • Going over a few open Crevasses is something very exciting.
  • At the summit, great sense of accomplishment with a grandiose unbelievable panoramic view.
  • Celebration with a cake prepared by our cook out of limited or no resources.
  • Altitude: 6,189 m/20,305 ft
  • Accommodation: TENT
  • Walking Hour: 10/12 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

This is a contingency day for the Island Peak summit in case of cancellation out of any circumstances particularly bad weather.

    With a great feeling of accomplishment, we will stroll our way down to the beautiful Sherpa settlement of Pangboche. Start breathing normally again since you are in a tree-line area.


    • A moderate day
    • Back in the tree line
    • Getting back to normal away from the thin air after a long time is wonderful.
    • Altitude: 3,930 m/12,893 fee
    • Accommodation: Local Tea House
    • Walking Hour: 5/6 Hours
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    We retrace our steps back to Namche getting ourselves back to the tree line area where you would realize your breathing getting back to normal. It’s pretty wonderful looking back on our effort to the incredible Island Peak from the Tyengbuche ridge. Visiting the Tyengbuche monastery and walking to Namche on a fresh route makes anyone cheerful about their accomplishment.


    • Effortless walk to Tyengbuche monastery, the most active monastery in the Everest region.
    • Visit to the monastery and lighting the butter lamp is an incredible experience
    • Witness the untold history and the activities of Tyengbuche
    • Give yourself a break at Namche either with drinks or buying souvenirs.
    • Accommodation: Local Tea House
    • Walking Hour: 6/7 Hours
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Distance: 12.5km

    Being it a last night fun activities follow with dancing, eating, drinking, and tipping.

    • Accommodation: Local Tea House
    • Walking Hour: 8 Hours
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Distance: 16km

    From Lukla airport, the final destination can be either Kathmandu or Manthali Airport, depending on the peak or off-season. Nonetheless, we will have a Sensational flight back. 

    Flying out of Lukla Airport is a divine experience that captures the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas. As your small aircraft takes to the sky, you're immediately surrounded by a panoramic masterpiece of nature. Towering peaks, including the legendary Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam, seem to reach out and touch the heavens. 

    The rugged landscapes, deep gorges, and remote villages pass beneath you like a living tapestry of Nepal's highlands. The thrill of the takeoff is matched only by the breathtaking scenery that unfolds before your eyes, leaving a permanent imprint of the Himalayan splendor on your soul. 

    Flying out of Lukla is not just a departure; it's a final gift, a reminder of the unparalleled beauty that this region has to offer.

    However, in the peak season time, all Lukla Flights are Diverted to Manthali Airport at Ramechhap District which is 132 km away from Kathmandu. If we fly to Manthali Airport transportation in a PRIVATE VEHICLE will be provided to transfer you to Kathmandu Hotel. 

    This Drive from Manthali to Kathmandu will take 4/5 Hours approximately. 


    • Morning flight to Kathmandu or Manthali.
    • Scenic Drive to Kathmandu, if flights are diverted to Manthali Airport.
    • Explore the Capital City of Kathmandu as per your requirements.
    • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Transport: Mountain Flight

    Depending on your flight schedule airport transportation will be provided. Your leader will be there to send you off home.

      Everest High Passes and Island Peak Detail Itinerary:

      Please keep in mind that the provided Everest High Passes and Island Peak Detail itinerary serves as a general guideline only. While we make every effort to follow this plan, trekking in the Himalayas can be influenced by varied factors like weather, trail conditions, and the health and acclimatization of the group. Our experienced guides prioritize your safety and will make necessary adjustments as needed. This might involve changes in the daily schedule or rest days for better acclimatization. Your trekking experience is our top priority, and we're committed to providing you with the best adventure while ensuring your well-being. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility.

      Flight Delay/Cancellation in Kathmandu and Lukla:

      The unpredictability of Flights flying to and from Lukla Airport, the gateway to Mount Everest, and the world’s most electrifying airport is pretty evident from its history of delays and cancellations. Diverse factors lead to the situation of cancellation including the weather, technical issues, poor visibility, etc. In such conditions, Nepal Pyramids will charter a helicopter to make certain that you don’t miss your trip or your international flight. But again under these circumstances, the possibility of flying a helicopter depends on the Nepal Civil Aviation flying rules.

      Travelers are to pay the cost of the chartered helicopter which is payable through cash, traveler’s cheques, or credit cards (Visa and Master Cards only). Travelers will be provided with a receipt upon payment so that they may claim the amount from their travel insurance. The cost per person is governed by the number of people taking this facility.

      However, it is always very wise to have an extra day in your hand in case of bad weather, delays, or flight cancellations. Though in such cases, we always come up with a possible alternative depending on the situation, however, an extra day always cushions for any such uncertainty that truly redeems you from all the international flight hassles.

      What's Included
      • PERMITS: Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, Pasang Lhamu Municipality Permit.
      • CLIMBING PERMITS: Island Peak Expedition Permit that is issued by NMA.
      • PICKUP AND DROPS: Airport pickup and drop facilities on both Domestic and International flights are included.
      • ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU: Three-star twin bed-sharing hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on a Bed / Breakfast basis.
      • WELCOME DINNER: Welcome dinner in a typical traditional Nepali restaurant.
      • SIGHTSEEING: Half-day guided city sightseeing to two most sacred World Heritage Sites with a paid entrance fee.
      • TAXES: All Government and Local tax.
      • DOMESTIC FLIGHTS: Domestic flights from Kathmandu / Lukla and Lukla / Kathmandu.
      • EQUIPMENT: Fundamental trekking gear like a sleeping bag with fleece liners, Primaloft jacket, Rain Poncho, Yak-Track, Trekking Poles, etc.
      • CLIMBING EQUIPMENT: All climbing equipment including climbing boots.
      • LODGING: Local Tea-house accommodation on a twin-sharing basis – A single supplement is provided on request OVER MINIMAL COST, however, depends solely on the availability.
      • DRINKING WATER: Properly boiled hot water for drinking is provided every evening and morning – so it’s wise to have bottles equivalent to 3 liters or bottles along with a Rehydration Bag (camel bag).
      • GLORIOUS FOOD: Meals (Lunch, dinner, breakfast with hot beverages) during the trek.
      • CAMPING: Two-member tents facility and kitchen crew at Island Peak base camp with hot meals.
      • TREK LEADER: An accomplished Trekking Group Leader (Legitimate Guiding License Holder) and assistant guide.
      • CLIMBING GUIDE: Highly qualified CLIMBING SHERPA and his climbing Allowance
      • STAFF INSURANCE & ALLOWANCES: All Ground Staff and their Allowances + their insurance.
      • SAFETY CONCERNS: Oxygen cylinders and an all-inclusive comprehensive medical kit on all trips + Satellite phone.
      • COMPLIMENTARY TAKE AWAY: Take away the Nepal Pyramids duffel bag, T-shirt, Buff (multi-functional head-wear), and trekking Map.


      What's Excluded
      • NEPAL VISA: A fee of $50 that is levied on a 30-day Nepali visa.
      • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE: The cost of all international flights.
      • PERSONAL EXPENSES: All personal expenses that may include Nepalese SIM card, internet, battery charging, hot shower, laundry, fizzy drinks, Alcohol, etc.
      • EMERGENCY: A medical examination of any kind, High Altitude Evacuation over any circumstances, Air Evacuation and Rescues.
      • DONATIONS: Donations of any kind.
      • STAFF TIPPING: Tipping is entirely a personal matter, however, it’s a trekking culture.
      • EXTRA NIGHTS: Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu on early arrival or Late departure.
      • SANCTIONS: Permits or the letter of Authorization that is required for special Filming, big Drones, and Filming Cameras.
      • INSURANCE: All-inclusive Travel or medical insurance is a must.
      • EXTRA PORTER: Over request Extra Porter or Assistant is provided that may include the cost of $25 per day.
      • OPTIONAL TOURS: Optional tours and sightseeing or any activities during free time.


      Everest High Passes and Island Peak FAQs

      • The Everest High Passes and Island Peak trip is an adventurous journey that combines trekking through high mountain passes in the Everest region with climbing Island Peak, a popular trekking peak.

      • Everest High Passes and Island Peak typically include crossing three high passes: Kongma La Pass, Cho La Pass, and Renjo La Pass, each providing stunning mountain views and unique experiences.

        However, this trip only involves Renjo La and Cho La with EBC and eventually Island Peak.

      • Island peak 6189 m / 20,305 feet with Renjo Pass and Chola Pass is no doubt an Alpine PD+ grade expedition which is physically challenging and demanding. However, it’s not something unattainable; anyone with reasonable health can accomplish the goal. All we need is a proper acclimatization strategy, besides, the Nepal Pyramids itinerary for Island Peak Climbing with high passes is so designed that anyone can benefit with ample time for acclimatization which matters most in the environment with less oxygen. Anybody with sensible fitness can join but anyone with personal ailments, ankle problem, heart, lung, or knee problems need to seek the consent of your doctor which is mandatory before you sign up for this trip. 

        Little homework in regards to knowing what you are doing and physical preparation is MUST. 

      • Nepal Pyramids provides you with a very warm sleeping bag with fleece liner and wind-stopper duvet jackets with attached hoods. We also provide you with a Nepal Pyramids duffel bag to fit all your gear in, a plastic bag to separate your clean clothes from the dirty ones.

        To make it hassle-free and less expensive we provide all the climbing gear including two two-member sharing tents, ropes, boots, crampons, ice-axe, etc.


      • It is always very tricky to predict the weather in the mountains and anyone flying high to these high-altitude airports must be aware of the fact that the delays and cancellations are common episodes. Besides, our airport has one single airstrip for both international and domestic the probability of delays is high. In a similar way, anyone flying Lukla must be prepared to take these circumstances with patience. However, it’s not a daily story. And it’s always very wise to have a contingency day in Kathmandu to cushion any cancellation situation. 

        Though listed as a Dangerous Airport in the world the pleasure of flying to Lukla is an experience of a lifetime that is not to be missed. 

        In fact, what’s the point of living a life in fear?

      • For Island peak climbing you would require:

        • National Park permit,
        • Pasang Lhamu Municipality Permit and
        • Island Peak The Climbing permits issued by NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association).
        • Furthermore, $20 additional permit if you are trekking from Jiri however,

        NOTE: Nepal Pyramids takes all the hassle of obtaining the permit prior to your arrival in Kathmandu. 

      • The best time is usually in the pre-monsoon (spring) season from March to May and the post-monsoon (autumn) season from September to November.

      • While prior climbing experience is beneficial, it's not mandatory. However, some basic mountaineering skills and physical fitness are essential.

      • Accommodation varies, from comfortable lodges and tea houses in the lower regions to camping at higher altitudes, especially during the Island Peak climb.

      • The trip is considered challenging due to the high-altitude trekking, technical aspects of Island Peak, and crossing the high passes.

      • Safety is our foremost concern when it comes to any extreme trips like this. We prioritize the well-being of our climbers above all else. Our experienced guides and support staff are meticulously trained to ensure that every aspect of the expedition, from equipment checks to acclimatization schedules, is designed to minimize risks. We follow strict safety protocols and continuously monitor weather conditions and the physical condition of our trekkers. Island Peak may be an adventure, but the safety and security of our participants are non-negotiable, ensuring that your climb is not only thrilling but also a secure and memorable experience.

      • Preparation for Island Peak climbing is a must, it's essential to start early and follow a comprehensive plan. With the right physical conditioning, technical skills, equipment, and a reputable guide, you can embark on this challenging adventure with confidence.

        • Start your training well in advance. Aim for cardiovascular fitness, strength training, and endurance exercises to prepare for the demanding trek and climb.
        • Choose an experienced guide or expedition operator with a good safety record. They will handle logistics, safety, and support throughout the climb.
        • Mentally prepare for the challenge. Island Peak climbing can be physically and mentally demanding. A positive attitude and determination are key.
        • Consider doing some high-altitude training climbs or trekking to build experience and confidence before attempting Island Peak.
        • Pay close attention to your guide's instructions and obey their advice on safety and climbing techniques.


      • Highlights include crossing high mountain passes, stunning vistas of Everest and neighboring peaks, Sherpa culture, and the challenging yet rewarding experience of summiting Island Peak.

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      • Team of Local Experts
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        Our team of local experts is the driving force behind our success. With their passion, experience, and commitment, our team of local experts ensures that we all are not just participants but integral contributors to the growth and well-being of the community we serve.

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        Safety is our Prior Concern

        Safety is our foremost concern at our Travel company. We prioritize the well-being of our adventurers above all else. We provide top-notch equipment and conduct rigorous safety checks to ensure every trek is as secure as it is adventurous.

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