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: Truly a Thrilling Adventure

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 fulfills 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.

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

We check the gear before we take an exciting flight to Lukla to begin our adventure journey. We explore and ascend some 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.

Renjo, Chola Pass, Gokyo, EBC, Kalapathar, and Island Peak

We also explore the Everest Base Camp the ultimate goal of so many trekkers before the Island Peak. We organize the climbing training course at Island peak base camp before the summit push. Obviously, 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 a 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 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 welcomes you at Airport and transfer to the hotel.
    • Please do check the Mountain Monarch clipboard 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 permits 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 the first night in the 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 in the opposite direction of Everest Base Camp following West Bhotekoshi river valley towards Nyangpala Pass a gateway of the Tibet-Nepal trading route. This valley has a high profile of mountaineers and has set records in the climbing sector since the 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 that takes about 4 hours in the direction of the Nangpa-La glaciated pass on the Nepal Tibet border.
    • Approx 4 hrs trek.
    • Rest and acclimatization.
    • We will take a rest for an acclimatization hike above the camp as far as to climb 600 meters higher than camp make sure to proper adjustments 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. The initial walk and last part of the pass have steep climbing. The views from the passes are incredible Majestic Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu many more gigantic Himalayan peaks and Cho- Oyu above the lakes in very close view. We will descend 600meters down to Gokyo lake at 4,700 m.
  • 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 the ascent of Gokyo Ri early in the morning average 4 hours walk to the top one of the best panoramic viewpoints. Today we cross the glacier sections on the way to Thangnak however for the overnight stay at the teahouse before the Chola 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 prematurely morning to avoid unforeseen situations that occur during the mid-day walk. The frozen condition has more advantages of stability so there are fewer chances of fallen loose rocks before the 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 pasture land before we reach Labuche, Lunch, and camp at the 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 Mt, Everest.
    • We walk the 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 the EBC excursion and high altitude.

  • 14 Day
    Morning hike to Kalapathar ( 5,545 m) 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 (5,545 m) walk approx 5 hrs and trek back to Dingboche walk approx 4 hrs. Early morning we Ascent Kalapathar with help of a flashlight. The trail is difficult to follow in the 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 Dingboche.

  • 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 Dingboche, we follow the glacial river and open arid valley to the Island peak Base camp and pass on the way to the last settlement Chhukung village. We continue towards base camp with a slow and steady pace alongside glaciers and finally reach Base camp near the south slopes of the Island Peak. The tent would be fixed by the time you reach there and the guide escorts you to the tent. Our company chef prepares food for staff and members as long as you stay at the base camp.
    • CLIMBING CLINIC @ base camp of ISLAND PEAK
    • Today we take breakfast leisurely and prepare for the climbing clinic. The climbing guide displays all the required climbing equipment and brief you about technical aspects and demonstrates it properly. All the climbing members should obtain a basic knowledge of climbing gears to cope with the difficult situations on submit day. The climbing guide always eager to assist you unless and until you are confident in the use 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 a flashlight; the track leads a rugged flat path a few hundred meters northeast beyond the base camp before a steep climb of the hillside. As we climb uphill through rocky slopes entering a steep narrow gully with difficult rock steps until emerge on the right side of the ridge. We follow the ridge and come into the exposed area next to the summit glacier. We rope up all members to traverse the icy glacier and cross several crevasses. Ultimately we reach the bottom of the south summit ridge and use fixed rope and Jumer (ascender) onwards climbing a 45-degree ice slope and sharp summit ridge to the top. Without delaying on the summit we descend to base camp for a night stay.
    • CLIMBING SPARE DAY – It is important to keep a 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 in an appropriate manner can use the exploration of the area or simply relax 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 Bazzar descends to the bottom of the river valley with a relaxed walk exploring the famous Tyangbuche Monastery. We cross the long suspension bridge over the 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 the long way downhill and distance coverage. Nonetheless, beautiful mountain views and fresh greeneries add energies to continue as far as to reach the campsite. Lukla is our last night camp up in the mountain and celebration night with the 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 a 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 your flight back home.
    • Airport drop as per your flight details.

Trip Inclusion

  • Customize 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 the itinerary.
  • Full board open menu meals from Teahouse while staying at teahouse on the trek
  • Freshly cooked full board meals prepared by our cook while climbing
  • Properly boiled drinking water, tea, and coffee while on the whole trip.
  • Accommodation in Tea house while trekking and tented camp while the 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 the 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, dining 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 use during the trip. Some Rolls of Toilet Paper and garbage plastic bags.
  • All personal and group CLIMBING GEAR PROVIDED: La - Sportiva climbing boot, Black diamond harness, Jumar, ice axe, helmet, Carabiner, ropes, etc.
  • Professional and experienced Trek Leader and climbing Guide trained in Wilderness First Aid.
  • Safety Back up: Supplementary 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 insurance coverage and required gears.
  • Very experienced climbing guideand cook at Island peak base camp.
  • Complimentary Mountain Monarch T-shirts, Trek Duffle bag along with 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 the hot water shower, battery charge, telephone call, beverage drinks

Cost and Dates

High Passes and Peaks trip dates

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 an affordable cost for the year 2021and 2022

Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice 
18 Sep, 202110 Oct, 2021AvailableUS$2690
25 Sep, 202117 Oct, 2021AvailableUS$2690

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