Everest Transverse

The world’s most famous Everest Transverse Trek via the remote Nangpa Valley and overnight in the Everest Base Camp; cross little use demanding Renjo La (5,340m/17,520ft) and Cho la (5,420m/17,782ft) climb both Gokyo Ri (5357m/19,216ft) and Kala Pattar (5,545m/18,192ft) for magnificent close-up views of Mt. Everest (8,848m/29,028ft), Pumori (7,145m/23,441ft), Ama Dablam (6942m/22776ft), Nuptse (7879m/25,850ft), Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu (8201m/26,906ft) and many other towering peaks. The Everest Transverse trek travels to the remotest parts of the Khumbu Himal and visits all the main valleys of the region. You can explore fascinating Sherpa villages and visit the Buddhist monasteries.After sightseeing in ancient of Kathmandu you fly up to the mountain airstrip at Lukla and head north along the well-worn trail, which follows the mighty Dudh Kosi River to Namche Bazaar. This sizeable Sherpa village is situated at the heart of the Khumbu and all the principal valleys of the region converge here. Most parties continue to follow well-trodden paths, but you leave the crowds behind and head up the remote Nangpa valley to Marulung; only recently opened to trekkers, this valley was off-limits for many years owing to its proximity to the sensitive Tibetan border. Its unspoilt authentic Sherpa villages offer a unique insight into how the area would have been when Hillary first walked these paths fifty years ago. Your route now takes you across the Renjo La (5,340m/17,520ft) to the cobalt-blue lakes at Gokyo. From your campsite by the lakes you can trek to the farthest reaches of the valley for close range views of Cho Oyu (8201m/26,906ft) and Gyachung Kang (7,922m/25,991ft). You can also make the ascent of Gokyo Ri (5357m/19,216ft) for a unique panoramic view of the Everest massif.

Your trek continues across the Cho La (5,420m/17,782ft) a classic pass which links Gokyo with the Khumbu Glacier and the small settlement of Lubuche. You ascent Kala Pattar (5,545m/18,192ft)for the best views of Everest ;followed by a tough trek along the Khumbu Glacier to Everest Base camp for overnight, and here at the foot of the mountain you can marvel at the spectacle of the great Khumbu icefall cascading from the ramparts of the West ridge. With a sense of achievement and a little remorse, it will be time to head back to Lukla, from where you can catch a flight back to Kathmandu.


Day to Day Itinerary for Everest Transverse

Day 01 Kathmandu
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, Kumar Adventure  will officially greet and meet you at Airport & transfer you to Hotel. You will have leisure time, followed by an evening welcome dinner at a typical Nepalese Restaurant. Overnight in Kathmandu (1,000m/3,280ft).
Day 02 Kathmandu Sightseeing
Full –day Sightseeing  includes Kathmandu Durbar Square, Syambunath Stupa, Pashupati Nath Temple – Hindu Temple & Buddha Nath – The biggest Buddha Stupa in ancient Kathmandu). Afternoon pre-trip discussion of the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu (1,000m/3,280ft).
Day 03 Katmandu-Lukla-Phakding: 35 min flight; 3-4 hours trek
Early morning flight by small twin otter to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft). After final preparations, the trekking starts passing Chaurikharka village, and makes a descent towards the Dudhkosi Ghat (2,530m/8,300ft). The trail follows the precise bank of the Dudhkosi River until camp at Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft) is reached. This first day is short for acclimatization reasons.
Day 04 Phakding-Namche Bazaar: 5-6 hours
The trail crosses Dudhkoshi River through a long suspension bridge then trail leads you crossing side by side along the river to Hilary’s Suspension Bridge. The trail further climbs from here to Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft)
Day 05 Namche Bazaar: Rest
This is the first of the two specific “acclimatization” days. You can spend the day taking a day walk hike to Thame, by visiting Khunde or by relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar; the main centre in the Khumbu region and has shops, restaurants, a bakery, hotel with hot showers and electric power. There is a colorful market each Saturday.
Day 06 Namche Bazaar – Thami: 4-5 hours
You leave Namche Bazaar and head up the Thami valley .This valley is ‘off route’ for most trekking groups and you are likely to find the paths relatively quiet. The village houses are very spread out and your camp in one of the fields surrounding the house of a Sherpa friend. In the afternoon you can visit the small gompa situated on a rocky promontory above the village. Overnight in Thami (3800m).
Day 07 Thame- Marulung: 5-6 hours
You head north into the remote Nangpa Valley. Until 2005 this valley was off limits to trekkers because it was a main access route to the Nangpa La, a high pass linking Nepal with Tibet. For hundreds of years, many Tibetan traders have traveled this route, bringing a variety of Chinese goods on the backs of their yaks to sell in Namche Bazaar. Overnight in village of Marulung (4,150m/13,615ft).
Day 08-11 Marulung – Renjo pass – Gokyo – Gokyo Ri- Gokyo
You continue trekking up the remote Nangpa Valley to your camp at the pastures of Chule, situated at the snout of the Nangpai Glacier. At the farthest reaches of the valley lies the superb Nangpai Gosum (7,352m/24,121ft) and on the western side of the Nangpa La the spectacular peak of Jobo Lapsang (6,668m/21,877ft) rises up. You should be able to reach an altitude of over 5,000m (16,404ft) at the collection of sherpherds huts at Lunag (5,090m/16,699ft) before returning to our camp. You descend down the Nanga Valley for some distance before beginning the steep climb up to the small lake of Renjo Tsho, effectively the high camp for the crossing of the pass.
A big day over the Renjo La (5,340m/17,520ft) you leave your camp following an early breakfast and climb into a wide corrie making for the ridge line ahead of you. The actual pass is only a small notch and the final section involves some very easy scrambling. When you come over the pass you are greeted with a fantastic panorama looking out over the turquoise lakes at Gokyo and across the Everest massif. You descend over rough glacial slabs and moraine to you campsite in a secluded location on the western shore of Gokyo’s main lake, away from the lodges and other trekkers. You can have this trek in a lifetime opportunity to enjoy the beautiful isolated Himalayan scenes by exploring around or climbing Gokyo Ri (5357m/19,216ft).
Day 12-13 Gokyo – Thangna – Chola high camp – Dzongkha: 6-7 hours
Trail supports the same way and crossing the Ngojumba glacier where we will reach Thangna of few teahouses. You will continue to Chola Base camp (4,920m/16,142ft) for overnight. Next day follows with continue walking across the moraine, the trail makes a steep ascent to the top of the snow covered Chola la (5,420m/17,782ft). From the top, you can enjoy excellent panoramic views of the surrounding mountains of Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Mt. Everest. After the pass, the trail descends steeply towards the Dzongkha (4,850m/15,912ft) passing through pine forests.
Day 14 Dzongkha- Lubuche: 5-6 hours
From Dzongkha, the trail levels and then makes a gradual climb up and down to the small Sherpa settlement of Lubuche (4,930). This is a small village situated nearby the stream. The sunset on Nuptse is a memorable sight. Overnight in Lobuje (4,930m/16,175ft)
Day 15 Lubuche-Gorak Shep: 2-4 hours
The trail continues climb to Gorak Shep. It takes a couple of hours walking up to Kala Pattar (Black Rock) 5,545m/18,192ft; this small peak offers the best views of Mt. Everest, Pumori and Ama Dablam without climbing. Overnight in Gorak Shep (5,160m/16,929ft).
Day 16 Gorak Shep – Everest Base Camp: 3-4 hours
This day leads you to the Base Camp of Everest walking through rocky and glacial trails where climbers gather for summiting Everest. You have a free afternoon at Everest Base Camp. This will provide an opportunity to trek to the foot of the Khumbu icefall or perhaps chat with some of the climbing teams here. Overnight in Base Camp of Everest (5,357m/17,575ft).
Day 17 Everest Base Camp – Pheriche: 6-7 hours
After an early breakfast you head back down to Pheriche. From Everest Base Camp you retrace you route and continue descending to the small collection of buildings at Dugla (4,620m/15,158ft). You continue down the broad valley to Pheriche. Overnight in Pheriche (4,240m/13,911ft).
Day 18 Pheriche-Tengboche: 5-6 hours
The trail makes a gradual descent through scrub junipers and around Mani stones as it follows the hillside. The trail passes many Mani walls in deep rhododendron forests where crossing after the Imja khola, the trail climbs many carved Mani stones to Pangboche. Pangboche Gompa is the oldest in Khumbu; a visit will be well worth. Walk down to the valley from where the trail is shallower through alpine meadows. Followed by climb gradually up to Tengboche (3,870m/12,697ft) where the biggest monastery lies in the whole of Khumbu.
Day 19 Tengboche to Namche Bazaar: 5-6 hours Walk down from the rear of monastery and continue down until you reach Phunki Tenga. Climb up gradually through a forest. Once you are out of the forest, you will be walking along a ridge from where you can see down on your left some of the deepest gorges of Nepal. In spring, the rhododendrons will look superb making the valley even more beautiful. Reach Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft), for overnight.
Day 20 Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6-7 hours
Trek back to Lukla along the same trail, although it always looks different coming from the opposite direction on arrival in Lukla you will have time to relax and celebrate the completion of your trek. You can have a good time with two local alcoholic beverages ‘Chang’ or ‘Rakshi.’ Feel free to dance with your crewmembers in the Sherpa way.
Day 21 Lukla- Kathmandu
Early morning fly to Kathmandu .Transfer to your hotel; the day at leisure to rest, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any sights you missed during your first day in Kathmandu and evening celebration dinner together. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 22 Extend your holiday or back to home
After this amazing trek if you are more interest for other activities like safari, rafting, cycling or more trekking in other areas; HG Trekking can organize as your desire. If you decide to leave Nepal we will transfer to airport for your onward destination.
Kumar Adventure Trekking.  Please note that your trek leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Our every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, however as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions, the health of member can all contribute to changes the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary. Your leader will accompany you on all scheduled activities.  During your trip you will have free time to pursue you own interests.  Your trek leader will assist you with information Kumar Adventure  itinerary Kumar Adventure  makes no representation about the safety of the activity.  Please use your own good judgment when choosing optional activities in your own free time.


Our Everest Transverse Trek itinerary is planned with a high degree of minimization of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to kill. The higher the altitude the less oxygen there is in the air. While crossing Renjo La(5,340m/17,520ft) & Cho La(5,420m/17,782ft) are the challenging section of your trek and require days of acclimatization, hence your trek itinerary is gradually ascending getting up these height where you expect 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Your body needs many days to adapt to this, so for a safe trek it absolutely essential to allow for sufficient time for acclimatization. Sensible planning is therefore required to minimize the risk of AMS.

We advise specially the guest(s) with known heart or lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before traveling. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorder are symptoms of AMS.

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