Everest High Passes and Peaks

  • Duration: 23 Days


  • Difficulty LevelStrenuous Plus
  • Trip ModeCamping and Tea House
  • Best TimeSept -Dec / March - May
  • Max Altitude6,189 m

Climb Island peak with high passes trekking in Everest: thrilling adventure through the Himalayan valleys

Rare 100% Success summit rate on Island peak climbing in spring 2017. Similarly 51 out of 62 trekkers climbed in boo in 2016.  Similarly 90% summit success on 2017, 2018 and 2019.

If you are looking for a complete high passes trek to peak climbing adventure in Himalaya. The obvious answer is to join the Everest high passes and peaks which include the climb of Island. It explores 4 valleys, crosses 2 high passes and climbs 3 peaks all in one exciting adventure. This strenuous and picturesque trip fulfils the dream of every amateur climbers and serious trekkers to experience the thrill of adventure to extend their experience to actual peak climbing beyond simply trekking in Himalaya. For this challenging trip, you will need to have a good standard of fitness, stamina and some prior trekking experience.

Rinjo, Chola pass and Gokyo, EBC, Kalapathar, Island peak

We check the gear before we take an exciting flight to Lukla to begin our adventure journey. We explore and ascend a number of remote high passes and peaks to view some of the most incredible, awesome mountain vistas beyond imagination in the Everest region. We trek the less trodden Thame and Gokyo valley trails to the popular Khumbu valley and then Island Peak valley. You will witness truly unforgettable Himalayan vistas from each of these vantage points like Rinjo La, Gokyo Ri, Cho La, Kalapathar and Island Peak.

We also explore the Everest Base Camp the ultimate goal of so many trekkers before the Island Peak. We organise the climbing training course at Island peak base camp before the summit push. Obviously a comprehensive training on various aspects of climbing techniques carried out by our expert climbing Sherpa. Thus to ensure that you are completely knowledgeable and therefore safe to climb. Your historical climb to the Island peak will be rewarded with one of the best panoramic summit views in the Himalayas. You feel so close to Lhotse, Nuptse, Baruntse, Ama Dablam and Makalu, that you could almost touch them - a truly magical experience!

Everest High passes trek with Island peak climbing: all climbing gear provided

To ensure that you have a hassle free adventure. We provide all the personal and group climbing gear including the La sportiva climbing boots. We stay in tented camping whilst on the climbing and at tea house while trekking. Thus our Everest high passes peaks trip gives you the experience of both tea house accommodation and camping in one trip.

Everest High passes and Island peak itinerary:

Detail day to day trip itinerary of Everest high passes and peaks with climbing to the Island peak and two high high passes of Rinjo and Chola with Gokyo Ri and Kalapathar at its best vantage points.

  • 1 Day
    Arrive in Kathmandu / Nepali dinner with ethnic cultural program.
    • Hotel
    • Breakfast
    • 1340 m
    • Airport pick up

    • Mountain Monarch representative welcome you at Airport and transfer to the hotel.
    • Please do check the Mountain Monarch clip board on arrival.
    • Arrival pre trip information.
    • Traditional Nepali dinner with cultural show in the evening.

  • 2 Day
    Cultural tour to Boudhnath and Pashupatinath / Trip preparation.
    • Hotel
    • Tour @ 9 am
    • Breakfast
    • 1340 m
    • Hiace
    • Tour & Trek Preparation

    • After breakfast half day guided city tour to the two World Heritage sites Bhaudanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Hindu temple.
    • Late Afternoon your trek briefing and trip gear distribution.
    • Sorting out all the permit and gear for the climbing.

  • 3 Day
    Fly to Lukla and start trekking trip.
    • Teahouse
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 2650 m
    • Plane
    • Flight and Trek starts

    • Morning transfer to domestic Airport for 35 minutes exciting mountain flight to Lukla and meet the crew.
    • Meet the trek crew at Lukla 
    • Responsible trek with one porter to each trekker.
    • Easy 3 hours trek to Phakding for first night in mountain.

  • 4-5 Day
    Trek to Namche / Acclimatization rest day.
    • Tea Houase
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 3440 m
    • Trek and Acclimation hike

    • We enter into the Sagarmatha National Park World Heritage site with spectacular high mountain views including the majestic Mt. Everest. Following morning after breakfast will take you acclimatization hike to Everest view Hotel and afternoon is your own explore more around or take leisure time hang out in Market as you wish.
    • Approx 6 hrs trek to Namche.

  • 6 Day
    Trek to Thame, less trodden route in Everest region.
    • Tea House
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 3810 m
    • Avoid Crowd

    • We trek opposite direction of Everest Base Camp following West Bhotekoshi river valley towards Nyangpala Pass a gateway of Tibet-Nepal trading route. This valley has high profile of mountaineers and has set records on climbing sector since first ascent to Mt. Everest by Late Tenzing Norgay to Appa Sherpa who climbed Everest 22 times.
    • Approx 4 – 5 hrs trek.

  • 7-8 Day
    Trek to Lungden, Acclimatization rest day.
    • Tea house
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 4360 m
    • Remote Route & Acclimation hike

    • It is half day trek from Thame to Lungden takes about 4 hours on the direction of Nangpa-La glaciated pass on Nepal Tibet border.
    • Approx 4 hrs trek.
    • Rest and acclimatization.
    • We will take a rest for acclimatization hike above the camp as far to climb 600 meters higher than camp make sure to proper adjustment in Altitude.

  • 9 Day
    Trek to Gokyo via Rinjo pass.
    • Tea house
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 4790 m
    • Cross the Rinjo pass @ 5360 m
    • Approx 08 hrs trekking to Gokyo crossing the Rinjo pass.
    • We start walking before the light comes in the valley to reach Rinjo Pass on time. Initial walk and last part of the pass has steep climbing. The views from the pass is incredible Majestic Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu many more gigantic Himalayan peaks and Cho- Oyu above the lakes in very closed view. We will descend 600meters down to Gokyo lake at 4,700m.
  • 10 Day
    Hike to Gokyo Ri and trek to Thangnak via on the Ngozumpa Glacier
    • Tea house
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 4700 m
    • Crossing the Ngozumpa glacier

    • Around 4 hrs trek to Thangnak and 4 hrs hike to Gokyo Ri
    • We start ascent of Gokyo Ri early in the morning average 4 hours walk to the top one of the best panoramic view point. Today we cross the glacier sections on the way to Thangnak however for the over night stay at teahouse before the choala pass. 

  • 11-12 Day
    Cross the challenging Chola pass: enjoy the superb beauty of Nature.
    • Tea house
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 4830 m
    • Cross the Chola pass @ 5420 m

    • We start hiking premature morning to avoid unforeseen situations occurs during the mid day walk. Frozen condition has more advantages of stability so there are fewer chances of fallen loose rocks before pass. After the Pass there are no hazardous sections to come across.
    • After a cozy breakfast with exposes a dramatic panorama of the spectacular snow capped peaks we traverse high pastureland before we reach Labuche, Lunch and camp at same place.

  • 13 Day
    Trekking to Gorak Shep (5,140 m) and trek to Everest base camp Kala Pathar
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 5140 m
    • Step on Everest base camp @ 5365 m

    • Approx walking of 7 – 8 hrs.
    • Kalapathar - the best and closest vantage point on Earth to see the Mt, Everest.
    • We walk West side of Khumbu Glacier and pass the moraine on the way to Gorak Shep. After the light lunch we continue for Legendary Everest Base Exploration. Today’s walk would be strenuous due to EBC excursion and high altitude.

  • 14 Day
    Morning hike to Kalapathar ( 5,545m) and trek down to Dingbuche.
    • Tea House
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 4410
    • Climb Kalapathar 5545 m

    • Hiking around 8 – 9 hrs.
    • Kala Pathar: the best vantage point to see the Everest on earth.
    • Morning excursion to Kalapathar (5,545m) walk approx 5 hrs and trek back to Dingbuche walk approx 4 hrs. Early morning we Ascent Kalapathar with help of flashlight. The trail is difficult to follow in dark although catches rewarding views from the summit of Kalapathar. After sufficient shots of dramatic mountains we decent down to lodge and take breakfast before continuing to Dingbuche.

  • 15-16 Day
    Trek to Island peak base camp/ Rest and climbing clinic course.
    • Tented Camping
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 4970 m
    • Climbing clinic at base camp

    • From Dingbuche we follow the glacial river and open arid valley to the Island peak Base camp and pass on the way the last settlement Chhukung village. We continue towards base camp with slow and steady pace alongside of glacier and finally reach Base camp near south slopes of the Island Peak. Tent would be fixed by the time you reach there and guide escort you to the tent. Our company chef prepares food for staff and members as long you stay at base camp.
    • CLIMBING CLINIC @ base camp of ISLAND PEAK
    • Today we take breakfast leisurely and prepare for climbing clinic. Climbing guide displays all the required climbing equipment and brief you about technical aspects and demonstrate it properly. All the climbing members should obtain basic knowledge of climbing gears to cope with difficult situation on submit day. Climbing guide always eager to assist you unless and until you are confident on uses of climbing gears.

  • 17-18 Day
    Island peak climbing period / Sensational Himalayan vistas from top.
    • Tented Camping
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 4970
    • Climbing Summit period

    • Early morning start walking with the help of flashlight; the track leads rugged flat path few hundred meters northeast beyond the base camp before steep climb of hillside. As we climb up hill through rocky slopes entering steep narrow gully with difficult rock steps until emerge on the right side of ridge. We follow the ridgeline and come into the exposed area next to the summit glacier. We rope up all members to traverse icy glacier and cross several crevasse. Ultimately we reach bottom of south summit ridge and use fixed rope and Jummer (ascender) onwards climbing 45degree ice slope and sharp submit ridge to the top. Without delaying on summit we descend down to base camp for night stay.
    • CLIMBING SPARE DAY – It is important to keep spare day in case of bad weather or any problem occurred before the summit day there would be at least an option to the top. This is an optional day in case of not used as appropriate manner can use exploration the area or simply relaxed on the way down.

  • 19-21 Day
    Trekking down to Lukla via Thyanboche and Namche Bazzar
    • Tea house
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 2850 m
    • Descending to Lukla

    • Trek to Pangbuche we retrace down the Imja Valley and pass the first teahouses at Chukhung. We stop at Dingboche for lunch, a charming Sherpa village close to where the Imja Valley joins the main Everest trail, before continuing to Pangbuche.
    • Trek to Namche Bazar descend down to the bottom of river valley with relaxed walk exploring the famous Tyangbuche Monastery. We cross the long suspension bridge over Dudhkoshi river again and stop for refreshment drinks before hit the uphill of Kyenjuma village afterwards trail becomes level almost to Namche.
    • Namche to Lukla walk would be challenging due to long way downhill and distance coverage. Nonetheless beautiful mountain views and fresh greeneries adds energies to continue as far to reach the campsite. Lukla is our last night camp up in the mountain and celebration night with crew to keep all memories more alive.

  • 22 Day
    Fly to Kathmandu and free day
    • Hotel
    • Breakfast
    • 1340 m
    • Plane
    • Flight and free day

    • We fly back to Kathmandu and stay at hotel

  • 23 Day
    Trip ends / Airport transfer.
    • Breakfast
    • Car
    • Airport transfer

    • Everest high passes and peaks trip ends.
    • We will try to have your Island peak climbing certificates ready before you have flight back home.
    • Airport drop as per your flight details.

Trip Inclusion

  • Customise airport arrival and departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
  • Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin share bed- and- breakfast basis as per the itinerary.
  • Welcome Nepali dinner as listed in the itinerary.
  • Half day guided city tour with world heritage entrance fees as listed in itinerary.
  • Full board open menu meals from Teahouase while staying at teaouse on trek
  • Freshly cooked full board meals prepared by our cook while climbing
  • Properly boiled drinking water, tea and coffee while on whole trip.
  • Accommodation in Tea house while trekking and tented camp while climbing duration
  • Responsible trekking of 1 Trekker: 1 Porter.
  • All Domestic flights and airport tax as listed in the itinerary.
  • Island peak climbing permit of US$ 250 only per person and royalty fees as per the Nepal government rule
  • Special climbing clinic course at base camp of Imjatse Island peak.
  • Environment friendly Solar system power back up at base camp while camping and climbing.
  • All camping equipment while on Island peak summit 2 person member tent, Exped down filled mattress for extra comfort, dinning tent, kitchen tent, staff / porter tent, toilet tent with commode, dining table with backrest chair etc.
  • Mountain Monarch Trip Gears - sleeping bag, fleece inner liner, down jacket, rain poncho etc for the use during the trip. Some Rolls of Toilet Paper and garbage plastic bag.
  • All personal and group CLIMBING GEAR PROVIDED: La - sportiva climbing boot, Black diamond harness, zoomer, ixe axe, helmet, carebine, ropes etc.
  • Professional and experienced Trek Leader and climbing Guide trained in Wilderness First Aid.
  • Safety Back up: Suppementary Oxygen cylinder or Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) / Gamow Bag (A life saving device in case of Acute Mountain Sickness) along with the comprehensive First Aid Kit.
  • Professional & experienced Trek Leader with his support crew including porters with proper insunce coverage and requried gears.
  • Very experinced climbing guide and cook at Island peak base camp.
  • Complementary Mountain Monarch T-shirts, trek duffle bag and trek map
  • VDC or trekking permit and Everest National park entry permit
  • Nepal entry Visa fees, Your travel insurance of any kind.
  • International Airfare and Airport Tax.
  • All Drinks and main meals in cities.
  • Tips and Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephome, beverage drinks etc.

Cost and Dates

High Passes and Peaks trip departure dates for 2021

Climbing the Island peak with high passes traverse trekking over Renjo and Chola and hike to the Gokyo ri and Kalapathar for proper acclimation. Join the confirmed group departure dates trip to high passes and peaks at affordable cost for the year 2021

Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice 
20 Mar, 202111 Apr, 2021AvailableUS$2750

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