Crossing Khumbu Pass


Trip Facts


Duration : 43 days

Difficulty Level : 5

Group Size : 2 to 12

Maximum Altitude : 5850m

This crossing of the 8 passes of Khumbu is magical. It is the longest and highest trek in the heart of Khumbu Everest Valley. 8 passes are to pass, Tesi Lapsa, Nangpa La, Renjo Paas, Chola Pass, Kongma La, AmphuLapsa, Mera La to end with Zatrav La.

This trek is difficult and requires a good knowledge of crampon, descent on a fixed rope, etc. In counterpart, you will not be disappointed by this immersion in altitude close to the mythical summits of more than 8000 m. Starting with the Tashi Lapsa allows both good acclimatizations to the altitude and on the other hand to avoid the crowd in Lukla and on the stretch from Lukla – Namche Bazar.

But we can also start with Lukla and Zatraw La which facilitates the passage of the Amphulapsa Pass. We can do this crossing in both directions. You will also go to Nangpa The pass Tibetans cross between Tibet and Nepal to get to the “Tibetan market” of Namche Bazar.

Personal technical equipment for Nangpa La and crossing Amphulapsa

  • sling
  • 2 carabiners
  • 1 ice ax for Amphulapsa
  • descender and jumar for Amphulapsa
  • helmet for Amphulapsa
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The 8 passes of Khumbu

  • Duration 43 days
  • Level 5/5
  • Alti max 5850 m
  • Periods April-May and mid-September to November

Trip Itinerary

The 8 passes of Khumbu night altitude duration
1 arrival kathmandu
2 free Kathmandu
3 Piguti 920
4 suri dobhan 1050
5 jagat Manthali 1000 3 – 4 h
6 Simigaon 1980 5h
7 gyalche khraka 2750 6h
8 beding 3690 5h
9 beding rest -acclimation) 3690
10 n / A 4180 4h
11 dzabua Yalung 4650 4h
12 high camp 4800 7h
13 high camp 2 5000 7h
14 Camp Tesi Phedi 5650 8h
15 tashi lapsa 5750 m – Ngole 5100 10am
16 Thame 3820 4h
17 Thame rest 3820
18 Arya 4300 5h
19 Lonak 5000 5h
20 base camp Nangpa La 5200 4h
21 Nangpa The 5750 Lonak 5000 7-8am
22 Arya 4300 4h
23 Renjo Pass 5400 -Gokyo 4800 7h
24 Gokyo Peak – Gokyo 4800 4h
25 Dragnag 4700 3h
26 Chola Pass 5400 – Dzongla 4830 6h
27 Lobuche 4900 5h
28 Lobuche rest or Kala patar 4900
29 Kongma The 5300- Chhukhung 4750 7h
30 Amphulapsa foot 5100 6h
31 Amphulapasa 5850- Panch Pokhari    5000 10am
32 Chamlang 5100 5h
33 Kongme Dingma 5000 5h
34 Mera La-5300 Kharé 5100 6h
35 Tangnag 4350 3h
36 Tangnag Rest 4350
37 Kothe 4150 4h
38 Mosom Kharka 3700 4h
39 Thuli Kharka 4300 5h
40 Zatrwal The 4600- Lukla 2850 7h
41 leaving Kathmandu
42 1 day in Kathmandu
43 Departure

Service Includes

  • 4 nights in Kathmandu hotel with breakfast
  • 1 Sirdar and his help
  • The team of porters
  • Carrier equipment
  • Food during the trek (3 meals a day)
  • Entrance fee in Khumbu Park
  • The lodges
  • For the Nangpa La part besides the tents, and the kitchen
  • Ropes for Nangpa La and Amphulapsa
  • Insurance for the Nepalese team
  • Kathmandu Lukla plane to go
  • Lukla Kathmandu plane back
  • Hotel-airport transportation back and forth
  • End of trek pot taken together

Service Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal Insurance, Repatriation Assistance
  • Hot showers in the lodges (about 2 Euros)
  • Airport taxes and visas
  • Telephone, alcoholic drinks, mineral water, soda and hot water in the lodges
  • Gratuities to the optional Nepalese team
  • The return flight Paris-Kathmandu
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