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Nangpala High Pass Trek - 18 Days

Nangpa La Pass (5,710m.) trek has a unique experience and stories route between the Sherpa and the Tibetan people. Nagpa La Pass is one of the most challenging routes of the Everest region. This route provides a lifeline between the Sherpa people of Nepal and Tibet. The trek begins to challenging Nangpa La pass, situated at 2,815m, is a popular place for visitors to the Himalayas near Mountain. From Lukla, where airport lies, of Namche Bazzar (3440m), climbers trek upward to the Sherpa village following the valley of the Dudh Koshi river. Climbers allow a day of rest for acclimatization.

Namche Bazaar is located within the Khumbu area at 3,440 metres, at its low point. And continuing the trek, we leave the North of Namche trail to Thami, at Bhote Koshi Valley. Then we trek towards Nangpa La, which explores the upper, reaches of the Valley before making an audacious crossing of a little known high pass. It leads to the Gokyo valley over Ranjo-La Pass and to Gokyo Ri via Gokyo. From Gokyo you cross Nagozumda Glacier. The Himalayas looms largest around the great 8,000-meter peak massifs of Cho Oyo, Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu and other peaks all along. The remote valleys beneath these peaks are threaded by ancient trails. Including the trail through Nangpa La between Namche Bazar and Tibet are known to Tibetan monks and traders. Therefore, this trek offers challenging hiking in the high altitude which provides an opportunity to explore some of the least visited valleys, villages and seasonal pastures of the local residents. Alpine Trav Treks and Expeditions are always ready to manage your treks as per your interests and requirements.


All Trekking offers and plans given in the itinerary are for all interested visitors who prefer full package. We offer the itinerary of the destinations as per your choice. You are always free to choose any itinerary and the staff depending on your financial condition. As per your interest and requirement, we have options for any partial visit too.

(The Trip cost varies depending on the group size, total number of days and services you require. If you are interested, please feel free to contact Us.)

Group Discount: Available

Day 1
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our representative.

Day 2
Day 02: After breakfast we sightseeing tour of Kathmandu.

valley cultural, historical, religious and (world heritage) sites. During the course, we visit the famous Pashupatinath temple of Lord Shiva situated at the holy bank of River Bagmati where we will also observe the Hindu cremation ritual. We then proceed to the Boudhanath stupa, a major pilgrimage centre for the Buddhist faith which also is the largest of its kind in the world. We then have a short break for lunch followed by a visit to Swoyambhunath stupa also known as the Monkey Temple from where we can have a bird’s eye view of whole of Kathmandu valley. Following this we then proceed for a visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square, the oldest royal palace of Kathmandu and a UNESCO world heritage site.

Day 3
Day 03: Kathmandu - Lukla (2815m), - Phakding (2652m.) 3 hrs. Overnight at guest house

After a very early start, and an early take off from Kathmandu Domestic Airport, a 35 minute flight is all it takes to propel us into the Everest region of Nepal. The landing at Lukla (2815m.) is spectacular and on arrival we are greeted by our sirdar and trekking crew who organise the luggage and hustle us off for tea. After a leisurely lunch we start the trek in earnest, setting off for a gentle walk to Phakding (2815m.) a further 3 hours to the north. The trail leads through Lukla, past hotels, shops and airline offices to the edge of the Lukla plateau where the trail drops to meet the intersection of the Jiri trail at Chablung. From here the trail follows the Dudh Kosi north through the village of Ghat and then finally to Phakding where we spend the night.

Day 4
Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3440m), 6 hrs. Overnight at guest house

We will ascend slowly towards the route to Everest base camp. Advancing at a slow pace ensures proper Acclimatization. We cross the river to walk through tracts of blue pine and rhododendrons forest that is very spectacular during the spring months when the flowers are at their full bloom. We will cross the Dudh Koshi River at Benkar and enjoy great views of the snow peaks of Kusum Kangaru and Thamserku. After Monjo the trek will be a little strenuous as it involves steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. From here it is a short walk to the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park where our permits are checked before we descend quite steeply to Jorsalle. The trek continuous up stream on a flat terrain on the confluence of the Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi Rivers. After crossing a large suspension bridge high above the River, we c limb steeply to the village of Namche Bazaar. A slow and steady pace is recommended on this section of the climb and we are encouraged to make the most of the fantastic photographic opportunity as the peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Tawache come into view. The effects of high altitude will slow down our pace a little, so we encourage you to advance slowly. Upon our arrival in Namche the rest of the day is at leisure or if you would like you can explore this Sherpa capital on your own.

Day 5
Day 05: leisure (acclimization) in Namche Bazaar. Overnight at guest house

We will rest a full day at Namche Bazar allowing our bodies to acclimatize to the altitude of 3440m. In the morning there is an option of walking up to the Everest View Hotel (3800m.) while returning for lunch.

Day 6
Day 06: Namche – Thame (3800m), 4hrs. Overnight at guest house

The trek from Namche bazaar to Thame takes about 4 hours. From Namche the route turns into west and the trail is almost level as we head up the Bhote Koshi valley, once a popular trading route into Tibet. Along the walk we pass many prayer flags, Mani walls and carved stones, all indicative of the Tibetan Buddhist culture of this area. After descending to the Bhote Koshi, the trail climbs steeply to Thame. From here there are good views of the peaks of the Teng Kangpoche and Kawangde and to the north is the Nangpa La, the pass leading to Tibet.

Day 7
Day 07: Thame – Lungdeng 6-7 hrs. Overnight at guest house

From Thame, the trek to Lungdeng takes 6-7 hours. The route follows the Bhote Koshi valley and en route one can observe varieties of plants and animals, Sherpa culture and unique settlements of Sherpa people.

Day 8
Day 08: Lungdeng –Sumna (4815m), 3 hrs. Overnight at tented camp

We are now in the quite Thame valley from here on we may well see many Tibetan traders with herds of yaks carrying goods from Tibet or heading to and from Nangpa La. From Arye, the trail is easy for a while which gradually climbs up to a large flat area where the valley splits and is a good place for lunch. After lunch the trail continuous to climb gradually at first and then it crosses a landslide area. We then descend towards Sumna and set up our camp for tonight, just below the Sumna glacier.

Day 9
Day 09: Sumna – Kangchung (5250m),  5 hrs. Tented camp

Today we take a path that is most probably hardly walked over by the normal tourists visiting the Everest region. This is a short walking day up to the valley to Lunag (5070m) and Kangchung (5250m) which is situated at the base of Nangpai Gotoya. We camp at Kangchung for 2 nights.

Day 10
Day 10: Day hike to Nangpa La (5710m), Rest day.

This is a long and rather difficult walk as we walk towards the Tibetan border. Leaving very early we descend onto the rocky glacial moraine of the Nangpa glacier. Ahead of us, we can see the pass in the far distance but to get there we must cross from one side of the magnificent glacier to the other. Walking on the glacier is amazing and we must take care as the crevasses surround us. The trail changes from year to year but is marked by yak dung from the hundreds of Tibetan traders who bring their yaks across the pass regularly. We pass through Dzasampa (5400m), a small campsite actually on the glacier where the trading Tibetan camp with their yaks. The trail continuous to zig zag up and down and back across to the ride side of the glacier again for the final steeper climb up on to the ice and snow. We eventually come to the top of the glacier from where it is an easier 45 min walk to the very top. Finally we will spot the prayer flags which mark the top of the Nangpa La and the border between Tibet and Nepal. The views from here are worth all the effort of the climb. Ahead, we can look down and across onto the barren Tibetan plateau and to our right stands Mt. Cho Oyu as other peaks and glacier surrounds us. The marker post at the top is the border between Nepal and Tibet. We return to Kangchung the same route.

Day 11
Day 11: Trek back to Arye (4910m), 5 hrs, tented camp

We follow the same route back to Arye. If lucky we can follow the caravan of Tibetan traders together and get to know the difficulty they have to face to make a trade in Namche Bazar. This route is also often used by the Tibetan refugees who flee Tibet to go to India.

Day 12
Day 12: Arye – Renjo La Base camp (4900m), Tented camp

Renjo La base camp is often called as Yak Kharka Camp. This place is situated below the Renjo la pass in an altitude around. Today’s trek is short and easy one as we need the energy to cross the Renjo La pass the next day.

Day 13
Day 13: Renjo La Base Camp – Gokyo (4790m). Overnight at guest house

The big day starts really early as we have to walk about 4 hours to reach the pass, going slow because of the high altitude. After a brief stopover at the Renjo La pass to enjoy the stunning beauty of Everest range and take photographs, we start on the difficult downhill journey for about 3 hours to reach the village of Gokyo, by walking along the stunningly beautiful Dudh kund (milky lake)

Day 14
Day 14: Gokyo - Gokyo-Ri (5360m). Dhole 4120m. 5-6 hours.Overnight at guest house 

We take an early morning hike to Gokyo Ri where we observe the magnificent panorama of Mt. Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Makalu (8481m), Lhotse (8516m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Pumori (7161m), Ama Dablam (6856m), and the other Himalayas. We then descend through steep trails and trek along Dudh Koshi River on the moraines of Ngozumpa Glacier till we reach Machhermo. From Machhermo, we trek for a couple of hours to reach Dhole. Overnight in Dhole.

Day 15
Day 15: Dhole - Namche (3440m.), 5-30 hrs. Overnight at guest house

Trekking along rocky trails, we pass dense forests of rhododendron till we reach Phortse Thanga. We then trek to Mongla and then descend till Kyangjuma. Following the rocky trails, we pass some monasteries and walk on stone steps through Mani walls on our way to Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 16
Day 16: Namche - Lukla (2840m), 6- 7 hrs. Overnight at guest house

On the last day of our trek, we cross several suspension bridges over Bhote Koshi River to reach Lukla. We exit Sagarmatha National Park in Jorsalle and pass the villages of Monjo and Bengkar to arrive in Phakding. From Phakding, we pass several small villages, painted Mani walls, and prayer wheels to reach Lukla. Overnight in Lukla.

Day 17
Day 17: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu 35 minutes,  and transfer to Hotel.

Day 18
Day 18 : Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination.

You will finally leave Nepal after a significant visit around the Everest Via Gokyo region. Our representatives will drop you off at the airport and bid you farewell.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle as per group size.
  • 3Night’s Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley with private vehicle and cultural guide.
  • Domestic flight Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu.
  • All your standard Meals and best available guest house and camping accommodation during the trek.
  • An Experienced English – speaking trekking guide and 4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide.
  • Porters to carry luggage for 2 trekkers: 1 porter including their salary, insurance, food and lodging.
  • First Aid kit and general equipment for Porter during the trip.
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS), and Sagarmatha - National Park Area entry permits.
  • Down Jacket, duffel-kit bag and sleeping bag by AlpineTrav Treks. Are to be returned after trip completion.
  • Farewell dinner second last day of departure.

Cost Excludes

  • Meals at Kathmandu.
  • Your international airfare.
  • Nepal visa
  • Personal expenses.
  • Landry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters.
  • Mineral water Bottle or boiled water, shower etc.
  • Your Travel Insurance.
  • Rescue & Evacuation.
  • Tips for trekking staffs.

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Recommended Gear Lists:

Packing essential gear before trekking is a must in any situation. These gears can protect you from the harsh conditions you may face during the trek.
Woolen caps, hats
Hiking boots
Trekking socks
Trekking trousers
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Fleece jackets
Down jackets
Cotton T-shirts
Lightweight gloves
Woolen caps, hats
Sleeping bag
First-aid kit
Toilet papers
Body lotions
Sanitary napkins, tampons
Cotton towel
Hand sanitizers

The Trip cost varies depending on the group size, total number of days and services you require. If you are interested, please feel free to contact us.)

Group Discount: Available

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Trip Facts

  • 18 Days
  • Spring/Autumn
  • 5710 meter
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • 4 people
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