Everest 3 Passes Trekking

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Activities: Trekking, Passes, Hiking and Sightseeing

Trip Duration: 19N | 20 D

Max Elevation: 5545m

Group Size: Min 2 pax

Trip Route : Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding – Namche Bazaar – Thame – Lumde –  Renjo La — Gokyo – Thaknak –  Chola – Gorakshep –  Base Camp –  Kalapatthar – Lobuche – Kongma La – Chukung – Tengboche – Namche Bazaar – Lukla – Kathmandu.

 

Everest 3 passes trek

Everest trekking is one of the most extraordinary adventures in the World- the trek path to the lap of Mount Everest located at the eastern half on Nepal.  The another highlight of this region is Sherpa settlement  that has made Everest Region the most vibrant and colorful.

Khumbu region ranges from 3000m elevation to 8848m at top of Mt Everest. Everest 3 passes is one of the most authentic adventure treks in Everest facilitating the crossing of 3 different high passes which are not counted on the standard Everest trail, Renjo La (5,388m), Cho La (5,380m) and Kongma La (5,535m).

Highlights of Trip:

  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley & Patan, Living goddess of Nepal – Kumari of Patan
  • Local lifestyle and culture
  • Beautiful buddhist monasteris that has carried great historical and cultural importance
  • Spectacular sceneries and landscape
  • Trek through the heart of Sherpa community
  • Breathtaking views of the Everest region
  • Gentle spirit of the Sherpa people
  • Course of Dudh Koshi river Trail.
  • Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Mt. Thamserku
  • Kala Pathar-the perfect view point of Everest, Tengboche monastery
  • The Gokyo Lakes and the Gokyo Ri from where 360 degree of Himalayan Panorama is seen.
  • Three major high passes KongmaLa pass, Cho La pass , Renjo La pass.
  • Views of Khumbu glacier and ice fall together with Sagarmatha National Park
  • Green terraced farm different waterfalls, swift flowing rivers, and traditional villages
  • Beautiful rhododendron and pine forest, numerous ethnic settlements

Detailed Itinerary

 

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal. At our arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, Himalayan Namobuddha Travel and Treks’ representative will be there to welcome you. The representative will help you to check in our hotel rooms. In the hotel, you will be briefed about our activities during the trip. In the evening you will be welcomed with a dinner in one of the typical Nepali restaurant with cultural programs. Overnight at Kathmandu.

 

Day 02: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley & Patan

After breakfast in the hotel, we do sightseeing around Kathmandu City. We start our day trip from Thamel; this is the famous tourist street of Kathmandu city. You can shop our needy equipments, then to the famous historical place Kathmandu Durbar Square along with tour of local market and local lifestyle of Nepal. And then we will be visiting Patan Durbar Square and living goddess of Nepal – KUMARI of Patan. Overnight at Kathmandu.

 

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (30 min) and trek to Phakding (3-4 hrs)

Early morning, we drive to airport as per flight departure time to take our flight to Lukla(2800m). After all formalities and preparation, we start walking the stone paved trial towards Bhaisekharka until we reach Phakding. To assist acclimatization we would have a short hike. Overnight in Phakding.

 

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (5-6 hrs)

This day the trial leads towards the suspension bridge and easy uphill to the Monjo from where Sagarmatha National Park begins after leaving Phakding. After small formalities at National Park, Our trail leads uphill Namche Bazaar crossing another suspension bridge. It takes about 1.5 hrs walking to reach Namche Bazaar, a Gateway to Mt. Everest. Overnight in Namche.

 

Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar

All over the day we will explore the Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest and a busy bustling market. From Thame / Khunde we can enjoy views of Mt. Everest and other Peaks with Sherpa Culture. We will hike to Khumjung village and come back to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Namche.
Day 06: Trek from Namche to Thame (3-4 hrs)
After breakfast at Namche, the trail leads to the old village called Thamo which is easy walk through the valley. Thamo is a small Sherpa village. After exploring the village, the trail leads continue with exploration of Sherpa village and its culture to Thame . There is small Hydro power where you can visit. Stay overnight at the Thame.

Day 07: Trek from Thame to Lumde (4-5 hrs)

After breakfast, an easy walk to Marlung through the Bhote Koshi river where you can have short break. Then the trail leads uphill to Lumde through the dry valley. It is an interesting walking with enjoying the views of the snow peaked mountains and the valley. Today you won’t see Sherpa village because Thame is the last village of the valley. Once you get in to the village, hike a bit higher than the place where lodge is located to get acclimatize. Overnight at Lumde.

Day 08: Trek to from Gokya via Ranjo la Pass (7-8 hrs)

After breakfast the trail leads uphill for an hour and half and then easy walk for a while. At the end, there is hard climb to get to the top of the Renjo La from where you will have an awesome view of Mt. Everest with Mt.Nuptse with surrounding peaks. You will also see Gokyo lake which breathtaking views. From the top of the Renjo La the trail drops down to the Third Lake (Gokya lake) and get in to the lodge. After time to get rest at the lodge at Gokyo, short climb to the ridge from where you will explore the Glacier which is amazing looking with its small glacier lakes. Overnight at Gokyo. 

Day 09: Trek from Gokyo to Thaknak (3-4 hrs)

Today we start early because you will have to walk through the Glacier which is the longest glacier of Nepal called Ngozumpa glacier. By the time of crossing this glacier you will hear many sounds of the rock falling in to the small glacier lake. There are many rocks on the way which has ice underneath. During the sunny day ice melts pretty fast so we should cross this glacier before the sun gets strong. Once you get in to the Thaknak, better to climb up to the small hill for acclimatize. Overnight at the Thanknak.

Day 10: Trek from Thanknak to Zungla via Chola pass (6-7 hrs)

After the breakfast the trail leads steep climbing for a while and the trail drops down to the bottom of the Chola. After that the trail leads you through the rock toward the top which is steep climbing. There are some Buddhist  prayer flags on the top of the pass which has great views of the mountains. There is icy part for a while and again the trail drops down through the huge rock and an easy walk at the end to get to the Zungla. Stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 11: Trek from Zungla to Gorekshep (5-6 hrs)

Today the trail goes an easy downhill for a while and few up and down to the Lobuche. Then the trail leads toward Gorekshep through the rocky trail. On the way you will have great views of the Mt. Everest,Mt. Nuptse,Mt. Pumori and more. You will be able to see Khumbu Glacier on the way. After few up downs, you will reach at Gorekshep which is located at the bottom of Kalapatthar. Overnight at the Gorekshep.

Day 12: Hike up to the Base Camp (6-7 hrs)

This is a day which will fulfil our dreams to visit the base camp of the highest peak in the earth. It is 3 hour walk through the ridge of the Khumbu glacier. You will enjoy the surrounding views of the glacier and mountains. There are Buddhist prayer flags which are the symbol of the Base Camp. During the climbing season there will be many tends with colourful looking around. After exploring around, trek down to the lodge and remaining of the day chill out at the lodge. Stay overnight.

Day 13: Hike up to Kalapatthar and trek to Lobuche (6-7 hrs)

Today in the morning we will start hiking without breakfast which is 2 hour up to the Kalapatthar, the greatest view point of the Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori , Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Thamerserku, Mera Peak and many more. After taking many photographs, trek down to the lodge at Gorekshep for breakfast and continue our walk down to Lobuche. Overnight at the Lobuche.

Day 14: Trek from Lobuche to Chukung via Kongma la pass (6-7 hrs)

After breakfast at the lodge, our day will start walking through Khumbu glacier towards east. After crossing the glacier and river the trail leads up to the pass which is the highest pass of this trip. There will be no tea shop and water resource so that you will have to carry few bottles of water to drink. After hard climb to the top, the trail drops steep down to the Chukung valley where our day ends. Overnight at the Chukung.

Day 15: Trek from Chukung to Tengboche (5-6 hrs)

Today  the trail continues leads down to the Dingboche then after the walking valley gets change through few Sherpa villages. After Pangboche village the trail drops down to the river and cross the bridge. After that the trail leads up to the Tengboche where the oldest Monastery situated on the top of the hill. Evening visit Monastery, see the Buddhist chanting ceremony. Overnight at the Tengboche.

Day 16: Trek from Chukung  to Namche (4-5 hrs)

Today our day starts walking steep downhill through the Rhododendron forest. Once you get at the bottom of the hill, cross the bridge and steep climbing through the pine and Juniper forest to the Khumjung. After explore the village at Khumjung,Lunch and continue walk to the Namche Bazzar. Overnight at Namche.

Day 17: Trek from Namche to Lukla (6-7 hrs) 

This day the trial drops steep down, as we walk continually we will reach the fast flowing Dudh Koshi River and crosses the suspension bridge. We walk the same routes but we will have different ultimate feeling in easy and natural walks. Overnight at Lukla.

 

Day 18: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (30 min)

This day after breakfast we will take a flight from Lukla airport to Kathmandu. As we reach Kathmandu and finish all our airport formalities, you will be transfer in the hotel. At free time you can relax or walk around to buy some gifts for our friends or loved one from Nepal. Overnight at Kathmandu.

 

Day 19:  Free day in Kathmandu

This day you will have free day on our own. You can go for shopping for your family/ friends or go for optional tours or just relax . Overnight at Kathmandu.

 

Day 20: Departure from Kathmandu

 Today is our departure day. Himalayan Namobuddha’s representative will drop you to Airport 3 hours before scheduled flight. It’s time to bid Nepal farewell visit and appreciate your visit to our country Nepal. Hopefully we shall meet again.                                                       

 

*Note: Above itinerary can be customized at our request to accommodate our specific requirements. Please let us know whether you would like to make shorter or longer or any other further changes in above itinerary. We will provide you details accordingly.

 

Cost Includes

Airport drop + Pick up by private transportation.
Standard Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
Welcome dinner in typical cultural restaurant in Kathmandu.
Private transportation during sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Local tour guide during sightseeing and his salary, meal, transportation etc.
Full board meal during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Local License holder trekking guide during the trek and his salary, accommodation, food, transportation, insurance etc.
All necessary ground transportation during the trek.
All necessary trekking permit and paper works.
Domestic flight from Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu
Domestic flight of crew member
Guided trekking map.
First aid kit.

 

Cost Excludes

Entrance fees for sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Meals in Kathmandu which are not mentioned above.
All personal expenses such as bar bills, beverage, snacks etc.
Extra shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc. during the trek
Personal clothing and gears.
Tips to guide (Expected but not mandatory)
Cost raised by cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control.
Emergency Evacuation /Helicopter rescue (to be covered by your insurance company)
Services which are not mentioned above.

 

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