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Everest Three Passes Trek - 17 Days

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Everest Three Passes Trek
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Trip Highlights of Everest Three Passes Trek:

  • High alpine valleys and forest, high snowcapped peaks.
  • Rich valleys, traditional Sherpa villages.
  • On the base of Mt. Everest.
  • Scenic mountain flight to and from Lukla.
  • Tengboche Monastery
  • Explore Sagarmatha National Park, world’s highest national park.
  • Adventurous hiking in world famous trail.
  • 3 High altitude passes (Kongma La (5535m), Chola(5380m), Renjo La pass(5388m)) 
  • Enjoy the view of the Mount Everest from Kala Patthar.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Everest 3 High Passes Trek gives you an overall Everest trekking experience. You get to cross three high passes– KongmaLaCho La and Renjo La– alongwith opportunity to visit Everest base camp.  Ascending towards Gokyo Ri and Kala Patthar gives us breath taking panoramic views of Everest and other surrounding peaks. This Everest Three Pass Trek is considered to be a challenging trek and is preferred by adventure lovers who want to have it all.

Everest three passes trek adventure starts as we board a scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek towards Namche Bazar, the home of Sherpas. After acclimatizing at Namche for two nights we follow the popular Everest trail through Tengboche, Dingboche and rest for another day at Chukkung before crossing first high pass of Kongma La at an altitude of 5535m. Then we will be stepping at Everest base campvia Lobuche and Gorakshep followed bya hike upto Kalapathhar for panoramic views of snow capped mountains including Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Amadablam and other neighboring peaks. We continue the Everest three pass Trek via Dzongla before crossing the next pass of Cho La that finally takes us to pristine glacial lakes of Gokyo. We then hike up to Gokyo ri for great panoramic views and make our way towards the final pass of Renjo La. Spending a night at Marlung, we descend towards Namche Bazar, Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.

Everest Three High Passes Trek can be joined by any adventure lover who possess a good level of physical fitness and the ability to cross three high altitude. In order to avoid rainfall and for clear views the best periods to undertake this trek are from mid April to May and from mid September to mid November. Join ourEverest Three Passes Trek with Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage for creating some memorable moments that you would cherish in years to come.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m/4264 ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu – Lukla [2840 m/9320] – Phakding [2,652m/8,700ft]: 40 minutes flight, 3 – 4 hrs trek

Day 03: Phakding – Namche Bazaar [3440 m/11,280 ft]: 5 – 6 hrs trek

Day 04: Namche Bazaar: Rest day

Day 05: Namche Bazaar – Tengboche [3860 m/12,660 ft]: 5 – 6 hrs

Day 06: Tengboche – Dingboche [4360m/14,300 ft]: 5 – 6 hrs

Day 07: Dingboche – Chhukung [4750m/15,580 ft]: 3 – 4 hrs

Day 08: Chhukung – Kongma La [5535m/18,159ft] – Lobuche [4940m/16,210ft]: 6 – 7 hrs

Day 09: Lobuche – Gorak Shep [5170 m/16,961ft] – Everest Base Camp [5364 m/17,594 ft] – Gorak Shep: 8 – 9 hrs

Day 10: Gorak Shep – Kala Patthar [5545 m/18,192 ft] – Dzongla [4830m/15,850 ft]: 6- 7 hrs

Day 11: Dzongla – ChoLa [5368m/17,611 ft] -Thangnak Gokyo [4800m/15,580 ft]  : 8-9 hrs

Day 12: Rest day in Gokyo – Gokyo Ri [5357m/17,575 ft]: 4-5 hrs

Day 13: Gokyo – Renjo La [5360m/17585 ft] – Marlung [4210m/13,810 ft]: 7 – 8 hrs

Day 14: Marlung – Namche Bazzar: 5 – 6 hrs

Day 15: Namche Bazzar – Lukla: 6 – 8 hrs

Day 16: Lukla – Kathmandu: 40 min flight

Day 17: Farewell Day

Physical Conditions and Experience Requirements

17 Days of Everest three  pass Trekking is considered as moderate. If you jog or perform morning walks regularly then it would not be any problem for you to walk on the trail. However, it is highly recommended that you should start doing mild exercises one month prior to your trekking date. This would help in creating best Himalayan walking holiday experience. Having said that, it should be noted Technical Skill are not needed. The major hurdle is an altitude. Therefore, person having past medical history of lung, heart and blood diseases are extremely advised to consult your doctor before embarking on this journey.

Additional Information

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Note:

We  try to depart on the scheduled itinerary, we cannot promise to guarantee fixed departure only in case of flight cancellation, delays. we request you to plan out extra few days in case the weather does not stay in our favor.  Since your safety is our uttermost priority, we also request you to follow your team leaders and your guides’ since they are trained and experienced in this particular area. We can arrange to occupy your day with adventures and exploration activities to utilize the day.

Weather condition in the Himalayas is also subject to change which can be an obstruction during your travels. Since obstacles are unpredictable, Nepal Adventure pilgrimage Treks & Expedition facilitates our customers to arrange helicopter service if needed (at extra cost). We can arrange helicopter service during the time of flight delays/ cancellation and during personal preferences.  Since helicopters can fly in arduous circumstances compared to airplanes.

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters).

Up on arrival at airport we will welcome you and transfer to you hotel.Evening welcome dinner with Nepali cultural dance show.Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2
Fly to Lukla (2804 meters) trek to Phakding (2610 meters) 3 hours.

Wake up morning then heading to Airport for the 35 minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla at 2804meters. After landing we have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sorts and loads our trekking equipment. Then we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Koshi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2713m). The walking is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat (2550m) it is a short walk to Phakding. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 3
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters) 5.30 hours.

We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Koshi, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar known as the Gateway to Everest is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchanges, internet cafes and bakeries. Namche is one of the biggest villages along the whole Everest trail. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 4
Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day.

Relaxing day in Namche Bazaar.We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air, as well as a short trek where a museum is celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. Today we hike up the Syangboche Airport around Everest View Hotel. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas with stunning sunrise and sunset over the panorama of Khumbu peaks. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 5
Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860 meters) 5 hours.

Today we trek to Tengboche from Namche Bazaar.The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Koshi with magnificent views of the mountains. We trek to an altitude of 3860 meters. On reaching Tengboche you will see the local monastery. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or morning depending on how the day's trekking went. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 6
Trek to Dingboche (4350 meters) 5.30 hours.

Wake up early in the moning then having breakfast then trek to Dingboche.From Tengboche the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. We take our time so we avoid getting affected by the altitude. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 7
Trek to Chhukung (4710 meters) 330 hours.

Today you can enjoy another day for acclimatization. We will have a trip to Chhukung valley via the Imja Khola valley to get a marvelous view of the surrounding mountains, especially Lhotse’s massive south wall, in the evening Overnight Chhukung at Guesthouse.

Day 8
Chhukung - Kongma La (5,535m/18,154ft) - Lobuche (4,940m/16,204ft): 9-10 hrs

We start at first light from Chhukung, as we have to conquest highest pass of the trip today. We carry plenty of water and some snacks and a packed lunch as there is no Lodges on the way. We really enjoy the remoteness of the area and absolute nature. We can select to go via any of the possible trails- either taking a climb over the hill northwest of Chhukung over the moraine of the Nuptse Glacier or we might walk back down the valley to Bibre and follow a high trail above the Niyang Khola. Just after some walk there are great views of Island peak valley and jagged ridge of Amphu Lapcha. Ascending along the east side of Niyang Khola valley, we turn west and walk through the sloppy stony trial. We enter a wide basin dotted with small frozen lakes. The trail rises over loose scree gaining the Kongma La after about five hours we leave Chhukung. Upon reaching the top, we seen cairn wrapped in prayer flags,-marks of the pass. Behind us is the landscape of icy lakes ahead down of which is the Khumbu Glacier. The final descent is the most difficult stage of the trek today, upon climbing the moraine on the far side, the trail turns north through Khumbu Glacier which takes us to Lobuche.

Day 9
Lobuche-Gorak Shep (5,160m/17,000ft)-Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,594ft): Gorak Shep :15km, 8-10 hrs

The trail follows windy and rocky path with crest of north ridge to Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, Nuptse, etc. Trail continues along side of Khumbu Glacier to Gorakshep. Check in to Hotel, Lunch and afternoon set out to visit world’s highest base camp Everest Base Camp. Base Camp has no view of Mt. Everest but fantastic view of Khumbu Icefall and colorful camp site of Everest expedition during expedition season

Day 10
Gorak Shep - Kala Pathar (5,545m/18,192 ft) - Dzonglha (4,830m/15,850ft): 15km, 8-10 hrs

The trail climbs 2/3 hrs. up to Kala Patthar (5545 m/18192 ft) early in the morning to see first day sun light from top of the world (Mt. Everest) This is milestone of the trek to inspect panoramic view with the fantastic sunrise over Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nupte, Mt. Ama Dablam and many more After accomplish Kala Patthar, trek down to Gorakshep and retrace down to Lobuche. After Lunch, the path to Dzonglha branches off from the main trail some distance from Lobuche. After crossing a stream we come through a fork and later curving round to the wide gravelly river bed of the stream as it flows southwestward, the trail runs across it and climbs the ridge ahead. From the grassy ridge ahead, as the trail runs across to southeast from where we can see soaring heights of Ama Dablam and Kangtega-Thamserku while Tawache looms prominently ahead. Pheriche village is also visible down in the valley floor. As the ridge veers northward, the vast Cho La Lake spreads below Mt. Cholatse . The lake stays with us over a long stretch until we descend to a wide basin. The trail climbs up a spur and descends steeply to another broad basin. After an hour walk transverse from the basin and shortly after crossing a wobbly bridge, we reach Dzonglha.

Day 11
Dzonglha - Cho La (5420m/17,778ft) - Thangnak (4,680m/15,350ft) - Gokyo (4,800m/15,580ft): 9-10 hrs

Early morning as we get out of our lodge we are greeted by the mesmerizing sight of Cholatse looming over. Today is going to be one of the toughest days of our trip. The walk begins as we transverse through a spur extending westward from Dzongla. The path descends to a basin across which meanders a murmuring stream crusted with ice at places. In about an hour, we reach the top of the basin readying for the triumph on ChoLa. As we gain height, the view back gets increasingly more captivating; the Cho La Lake begins to appear and the Ama Dablam in its pyramidal incarnation presides over a range of mountains on the south as Cholatse soars on the west. Climbing the incline is not easy; it is steep, but made worse by boulders over some of which we will have to scramble. We need to be alert as rocks can be glazed by ice. The final climb to the ChoLa can be a little tricky as the trail curves round the bergschrund. Upon reaching the top, we see prayer flags, strung across cairns, flapping in the strong wind. Scenery of majestic peaks in all directions is breathtaking. Although long, the path leading down to Thangnak can be easily made out from the pass because it is just decent but can be hazardous if rocks are glazed by ice, a bit of cautiousness is needed. We reach Thangnak, a rather more substantial hamlet with a small village. Stepping out of the settlement, we are greeted by fabulous mountain views. The trail brings us to the Ngozumpa glacier edge after short walk, which is longest glacier in Nepal. Reaching the other side of the glacier, we get view of the second of the Gokyo lakes on the series of six lakes. A short distance away is the third Gokyo Lake. On the edge of this lake stands the Gokyo Village where we finally give rest to our tired body.

Day 12
Rest and explore Gokyo Ri

The views in the Gokyo region are tremendous. For the best view, climb Gokyo Ri (5350 m) the small peak above the lake. The peak of 5350m is sometime called Kala Pathar (not to be confused with the Kala Pathar above Gorakshep, though the view is similar) It is a two- hours climb to the top of the peak, providing a panoramic view of Cho Oyu, Gyanchung King, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse, Tawache and many more. Those with more time and energy can make a trip up the valley to another lake, marked with the name Ngazumpa on the maps, or even beyond to a fifth lake. There are several small peaks in this in this region that offer vantage points for the surrounding peaks and views of the Nangpa La, the old trade route into Tibet.

Day 13
Gokyo - Renjo La (5345m/17532ft) - Marlung (4,210m/13,810ft): 8-9 hrs

We need to start at dawn today as we have to trace our trail up to Marlung (4210m), after conquest of Renjo La (5345m). as there is no alternative to Marlung for overnight today. The path climbs gently up the flank of Gokyo Ri and then zigzags precariously up a finger of gray scree above the northwest corner of the lake. We proceed early down from the Gokyo Valley, We leave the main trail and turn to Renjo La trail by Dudh Pokhari. After about 3 hours, we gain the Renjo La where a dazzling vista awaits. The Everest itself, Lhotse, Cholatse and Taboche can be seen shining in the sun. Views from Renjo La are much like that from Gokyo Ri with third Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Village beneath the gray smear of Ngozumpa Glacier. Continuing on from the pass, the trail winds down a stone staircases and then scramble over loose scree to reach the south bank of a small lake, Angladumba Tsho. Presence of ice on the trail while descending down can make our descend a bit hazardous. Along the way we see Relama Tsho and Renjo Lake. However, we walk down through narrow valley clogged with giant boulders to Lumde where there is a support Lodge but it can be closed often. We walk almost for an hour from Lumden (4350m) to get to Marlung on the east bank of the Bhote Kosi.

Day 14
Marlung - Namche Bazzar (3,440 m/11,280 ft): 8-9 hours

The descent from Marulung to Thame follows a traditional route used for centuries by the Tibetan traders. Down from the Marulung we cross the Bhote Kosi and descend to Taranga. The trail then goes through the valley of Langmuche Khola. This stream drains down from Dig Tsho, the glacial lake that burst its banks in 1985, causing devastating floods along the Dudh Kosi Valley to moraine to Thame. Thame has a sprawling village with a few lodges and stunning mountains like Thamserku, Katenga, Kusum Kangguru, etc. Overlooking Thame is its famous Gompa situated some the fields, on a hill to the west. Established some 325 years ago, the Gompa has three big images of Chenresig (Avalokiteswara), Guru Rimpoche, Buddha Sakyamuni. Colorful Mani Rimdu festival featuring colorful mask dances is held in this Gompa in May. We climb down after crossing a bridge after then eventually reach Samde. The place offer breathtaking views. The path steeply descends down to Thamo village which hosts a monastery called Khari Goma which is a nunnery being home to some nuns and monks. After passing through a check post, we come to the world`s highest hydroelectric power station built on Austrian help. The project provides electricity to most parts of upper Khumbu. We reach small village of Phurte where there is Laudo monastery which is run by Kopan monastery of Bouddhanath in Kathmandu and is popular among the westerners for Buddhist study and meditation center. We eventually reach Namche again through some Gompas, colorful prayer flags, Mani walls and Chortens.

Day 15
Trek to Lukla (2804 meters) 6 hours.

Having breakfast then heading to Lukla where the trek began, which will seem like a lifetime ago; enjoying time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part and also giving you time to explore the town. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 16
Morning flight back to Kathmandu.

Enjoying your last glimpse of the mountains you have recently visited for one last time on the 35 minute scenic flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, we will transfer you hotel. Relaxing and buy souvenir. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 17
farewell friend

The journey within the mountains of Nepal comes to an end today!We will transfer you airport as per your flight time.

Trip Includes:

  • Airport pick up and drop by a private vehicle
  • 2 Nights twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at (3* Hotel) with breakfast Welcome dinner or farewell dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance
  • Trekking permits, National Park entrance fee and TIMS (Trekkers Security Card) permits
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets and departure tax
  • Accommodations on a trek (Lodge/ Tea house)
  • 5 Hot showers (Attached bathroom) on a trek
  • All breakfast and 1 special dinners in Kathmandu
  • Three meals (Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast) a day during the trek
  • Purified drinking water (Medicated proof & safe)
  • Fresh fruits after every dinner (During the trek)
  • Licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
  • A porter (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
  • Insurance of Guide and Porters
  • All required local tax and Gov tax
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (Rental basis)
  • Official Trekking T- Shirt, Official duffel bag &Trekking Route Map (As a souvenir) Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage certificate (after completion the trek)
  • First Aid Service (Basic)
  • Excludes

Excludes

  • Nepal visa fee: Nepal entry visa : US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency for 30 days
  • International Airfare
  • Entrance fee during the sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Travel & Health Insurance – Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended)
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Any alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, boiled & mineral water, beverages etc during the trek.
  • Tips for trekking & other employed staffs.
  • Hot shower, battery charges (available in trek with extra cost or free in some lodges).
  • Any other cost, which is not mentioned in cost includes items as above

Price From USD$1,600/person
1,600
Total $ 1,600 USD

Trip Facts

  • All ground transportation & Domestic Flight
  • 2-10
  • 5445Meters
  • We will be staying at 3 *** Hotel in Kathmandu, and Normal Hotel during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meal during the Everest Three pass trek
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Moderate
  • Nepal
  • During spring season (March to May) and autumn season (September to November).