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Everest Three Passes Trekking

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Difficulty: Difficult
Max Altitude: 5545m
Duration: 20 days
Cost: $1660
Season: Spring/Autumn
Walking: 4-8hrs a day
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Everest three passes trekking is the best renowned adventure in the world. Nepal, a country full of natural beauty also offers many toughest journeys on earth where Everest three passes is the best example. If you want to spend your holiday on the top of the world and you’re not afraid of getting some dirt and dust on your clothes, get the great fusion of unparalleled mountainous scenery along with the challenging high-altitude with ragged trails in the extraordinary Everest adventure three passes. It is entirely the best in the Everest region. Everest three passes trek is the perfect choice for nature lovers and even more so for adventure seekers. It’s an ultimate mountain journey designed for them, seeking the highest level of thrills in the Everest.

Throughout the trip, four tallest mountains can be observed which are Mt Everest (8848m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Makalu (8481m) and Lhotse (8516m). In this trekking adventure, we cross three highest passes in the Everest region i.e. Renjo La (5360m), Cho La (5420m) and Kongma La (5535m). Gokyo Lake and Kala Patthar, Namche bazaar, green valleys full of rhododendron and alpine trees, Sherpa villages are the central attractions of this trekking.

For safe and enjoyable Everest adventure completion, NATURE LOVERS allows enough rest day for acclimatization en route before heading to higher elevation. Everest three passes adventure offers high lush valleys of the Khumbu region with time to explore villages and monasteries and to experience the warm hospitality of the Sherpa people. So, prepare yourself to taste all the delightful moments and adrenaline thrills in the Everest three passes.

Highlights

  • A complete journey deep in the nature
  • Four highest mountains and three tallest passes at once to conquer
  • Follow the classic and popular Everest trails

Everest Three Passes Trekking Itinerary

**BLD denotes Breakfast Lunch Dinner**

Day 01: Kathmandu arrival and hotel transfer, D, Hotel

Welcome to the country of living goddess and the land of Himalayas. As usual, you will be received by our staffs in the airport and transferred to the hotel. We will get to know each other in the evening over the welcoming dinner.

Day 02: Preparation day in Kathmandu, B, Hotel

We separate this day for the preparation of the entire journey. You will be informed of all the trekking plans and the packing lists, what you can expect and how it can be more interesting. This day can be important to most of the people before beginning the journey. Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu is optional when if intended, you can visit a number of world heritage listed places.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2860m and trek to Phakding 2610m 3hrs, BLD, Teahouse

After early morning breakfast, we will get to the airport to have a scenic flight to the most adventurous airport in the lap of the Himalayas, LUKLA. This short flight is so breathtaking that you feel you are already on the destination but “NO”, the journey has just begun. There are the beverages waiting for you when you touch down so that you can talk about how the short flight has blown your mind. As in all games, first steps are easy so we trek slowly towards Phakding village. Well, the journey to find yourself begins now.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3440m 5hrs, BLD, Teahouse

This day we will enter the World Heritage listed ‘Sagarmatha National Park’. The walk follows the DUDH KOSHI River upstream and crossing several bridges time and again we will climb to the last town in the region called Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization, BLD, Teahouse

Chilling day to enjoy the wonderful views of different mountain ranges. We will take a short uphill walk to the NATIONAL PARK HEADQUARTER which is our magnificent viewpoint for Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kangtega, Kwangde, Khumbila, Mt. Everest and Lhotse. More excursions can be done upon request.

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche 3860m 5hrs, BLD, Teahouse

We know you cannot wait to go further closer to the Mount Everest. What about taking the blessings from the HIGH LAMA (priest) for the successful journey ahead! We can do it after arriving in Tengboche monastery where the holy priest is residing.

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche 4410m 5hrs, BLD, Teahouse

Stone steps lead down through rhododendron and pine forests and after crossing a bridge, we will leave the tree lines behind to reach an exposed area for the SUPERB VIEWS of Mount Ama Dablam from up close.

Day 08: Rest and acclimatize in Dingboche, BLD, Teahouse

OPT TO HIKE to Chukhung or Nagarzhang Peak in this acclimatizing day. As the altitude gains rapidly from here onward, we’d like you to take it slow and enjoyable. Dingboche is one of the main highlights of our entire journey from where the mountain views are just extraordinary.

Day 09: Trek to Chukhung 4750m 4hrs, BLD, Teahouse

A short walking day to Chukhung heading east to the last settlement of Khumbu region at Imja Tse valley rim with mindblowing sceneries of surrounding high snowcapped peaks. You will see the Mt Makalu at your east. In the afternoon, you are free and so OPT TO hike to Chukhung Ri (5546m) for enjoying super views of the mountains over the valley. Back to Chukhung for the night.

Day 10: Trek to Kongma La 5535m and to Lobuche 4940m 7hrs, BLD, Teahouse

A BIG DAY! We start early this morning to reach the highest pass of the entire journey, Kongma La pass. Traverse the pass enclosed between the great Nuptse wall, Mehra (5820m) and Pokalde (5806m) peaks, after a vigorous climb heading towards Khumbu glacier and moraine. We walk carefully on the path of a short steep climb to the terminal debris of Khumbu Glacier to reach at Lobuche for overnight stop in the comfort of a cozy lodge after a tough full day walk.

Day 11: Trek to Gorakshep 5170m and to Everest Base Camp 5364m 6hrs, BLD, Teahouse

It’s not an easy day again but remember we are getting to our dream land today. Few hours walk to get to the Everest base camp and see the world’s wonder with our own eyes. 2hrs of strenuous walk will take us to Gorakshep and couple of hrs walk over moraines to Everest base camp, the main highlight of our journey. If you’re not photogenic, then it’s time to be. J And this achievement has to be celebrated once getting back to Gorakshep.

Day 12: Trek to Kala Patthar 5545m and to Dzongla 4830m 6hrs, BLD, Teahouse

The highest point of the adventure and also the best Everest viewpoint, Kala Patthar is just 2hrs on a steep climb. It’s a black rocky ridge offering awesome panoramas of surrounding high peaks with Mt Everest at stone throw distance towards east. After an incredible lifetime moment, we will head back to Gorakshep and continue downhill trek to arrive at the base of Cho La pass, Dzongla for the overnight stop. 

Day 13: Cho La pass 5420m and trek to Thangnak 4700m 7hrs, BLD, Teahouse

Another Big Day! We will cross the Cho La Pass early morning after an early breakfast.
Even though it’s quite challenging to traverse (mostly in snow conditions), from the top it offers awesome views of giant mountains and Cholatse glacier. Descend carefully to the isolated Thangnak for the overnight stop after a hard and steady climb over the second pass of this adventure. 

Day 14: Trek to Gokyo 4750m and climb to Gokyo Ri 5357m 6hrs, BLD, Teahouse

Ok, it’s time to move slowly towards Gokyo lake following a scenic trail first then climbing a rocky path into the valley passing first lake, second lake reaching the third lake known as Dudh Pokhari, the bank of where is the summer settlements of Gokyo. After lunch, you’re free and can choose to hike to Gokyo Ri. Gokyo Ri offers breathtaking panoramas of world’s highest peaks from Mt Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang (7952m), Mt Everest, Lhotse (8516m), Cholatse (6440m), Taboche (6542m) and to the east, Mt Makalu. 

Day 15: Rest at Gokyo lake, BLD, Teahouse

Obviously it’s the resting day before we embark on the rest of the adventurous journey. An optional excursion can be done to Gokyo 5th lake, a 5hrs of round trip. The walk will lead to the complete wilderness through glaciers and moraines towards the base of Cho Oyu (world’s 6th highest mountain straddling the border between Nepal and Tibet). On reaching the 5th lake, enjoy the grand views of Mt. Everest, Changtse (7543m) and towering ice wall of Cho Oyu. Return back to Gokyo for the night stop.

Day 16: Renjo La 5360m and descend to Marlung 4210m 7hrs, BLD, Teahouse

Yes it’s the 3rd and last high pass of this awesome adventure. As soon as the day breaks, the walk continues until the end of Gokyo Lake and to cross Renjo La pass, one of the most difficult sections of this adventure. Of course reaching the top is again the blessing from heaven, so beautiful and mesmerizing. After a pleasant break, we continue through the frozen ponds beneath Renjo La pass and then a long descend to a small settlement, Lungdeng which is close to Nangpa La pass towards Tibet. Walk goes a bit further to reach Marlung village above Bhote Koshi River upstream.

Day 17: Trek to Namche 6hrs, BLD, Teahouse

After all, the tougher days have come to an end and it’s the beginning of new journey. The walking will get easier from here forth. Passing through the scattered Sheppard’s huts and yak grazing pasture, the path leads to Thame. After reaching outskirt of Thame village, we will walk gradually to Thamo, a village with hydropower of Namche and other Khumbu villages and in no time you will get back into green woodland of tall pines and rhododendron trees. Overnight in Namche.

Day 18: Trek to Phakding 5hrs, BLD, Teahouse

Retrace the journey back to Monjo near the Sagarmatha National Park entrance and exit. From here, crossing the longest bridge of the region, you will get to Phakding village. Enjoying the lush greenery and the sceneries around, you will get ultimately to Lukla for the last overnight in the Khumbu region. It’s time to bid farewell to your local guides and porters.

Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu, B, Hotel

Flight starts early morning, transfer to Tenzing and Hillary air terminal at Lukla airport on boarding the plane a sweeping flight of 35 minutes brings you back in Kathmandu and then transfer to respective hotels with rest of the day free at leisure. Farewell dinner will be served in the night time with music and dance.

Day 20: International departure, B, Flight

Your last day in amazing Nepal. It’s the hardest during departing time, we understand that but every good thing has to come to an end sooner or later. Keeping stones in the heart, our staff will drop you off in the airport to say the last goodbye.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up, drop and other transfers
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis including bed and breakfast (BB)
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu both way flight
  • Guided Kathmandu sightseeing and all entrance fees
  • Teahouse lodge during the trek with full board meals as Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Tea / coffee and seasonal fruits time to time
  • Clean drinking water everyday (hot or cold)
  • 4 nights attached bathroom during trek (3 nights at Namche and 1 night at Lukla)
  • Hot shower everyday
  • Fully licensed, qualified English speaking trekking guide (leader) and assistant Sherpa as per the group
  • Porter service, 1 for 2 trekkers
  • Satellite phone for emergency use only
  • One oxygen cylinder and regulator in case of emergency use only
  • All the staff's expenses including flight, salary, food, accommodation, equipment and insurance
  • Sagarmatha National Park fee
  • TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • Everest Region Trekking permit and other paperworks
  • Optional supply if necessary; sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bags (to be returned after)
  • Trekking route maps
  • Company T-shirt and certificate of appreciation 
  • First Aid Medical Kit
  • All the government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal visa fee and international flight
  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
  • Travel and emergency rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses and beverages of any kinds
  • Gratuities to the staffs (mandatory)

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