Everest Three Passes Trekking

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Everest Three Passes Trekking

Everest Three Passes Trekking is challenging and arduous trek designed for adventure lovers which encompasses 3 different high passes – Khangma-La Pass (5535m), Chola-La pass (5368m) and Renjo La pass (5338m) which are not counted on the standard Everest trail. The highlights of this trek takes you to the Everest Base Camp, authentic Sherpa culture, highland monasteries, sacred maniwalls, Sagarmatha National Park, Kalapattar for whole view of Everest, glacial walk over Khumbu Glacier, beautiful Gokyo lakes and Gokyo Ri. It is popular for its spectacular sceneries of surrounding mountains and the risk involved while crossing the glacieted crevasses. Everest Three Passes Trek begins after a short and scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.

At start trail follows the path along the Dudh Koshi river. Crossing Phakding village and through Sagarmatha National Park we reach all the way to Namche Bazaar. From Namche we head towards Tengboche, a sacred spot at high altitude offering panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. We take downhill path through forest of Rhododendron to Dingboche and then to Chhukung following Kongma La Pass(5540m) from where we descend steeply Khumbu Glacier to reach Lobuche. We can see magnificent mountain surrounding us from the pass.

We ascend through glacier to Gorakshep and further to Everest Base Camp. Then we trek back to Gorakshep and head to Kalapathar for excellent views of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Pumori, Khumbu Glacier and many other mountains. After staying overnight at Dzonglha we trek to Cho La pass. At the top of pass we cross the icy sloping surface of the glacier and reach to Thangnag. Now the path is across Ngozumpa glacier, largest in the Nepal Himalayas, taking us to Gokyo valley and then to Gokyo Ri from where 360 degree of Himalayan Panorama is seen. Aftre a great time we continue to Renzo La Pass(5345m). The Renjo la crossing is a tough but you get rewarded with stunning view of parades of Himalayan giants including Mt. Everest with pristine Gokyo lakes at single frame.

Afterwards we descend to Lungden and trek to Thame, Monjo and finally to Lukla. Everest High Pass Trek sweetens your trek with colors all around; you will meet friendly Sherpa people, picturesque villages and nice variety of culture and traditions that cannot be found anywhere else through Everest 3 high passes trek. Though tough the scenery is a reward of lifetime experience.

Brief Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur city
Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m) 2-3 hours
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazzar (3440m) 5-6 hours
Day 05: Acclimatize at Namche
Day 06: Namche Bazzar to Thame(3750m) 5-6 hours
Day 07: Thame to Lungden(4500m) 5-6 hours
Day 08: Lungden – Renjola Pass (5415m) – Gokyo Lake (4750m) walking hours: 7-8 hours
Day 09: Gokyo Lake exploration
Day 10: Trekking down to Thangnak (4700m) walking hours: 5 hours
Day 11: Thangnak to Dzongla(4735m) 5-6 hours
Day 12: Dzongla to Lobuche (4910m) walking hours: 3-4 hours
Day 13: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m), trekking to Everest Base camp (5364m) back to Gorakshep (5170m) 6-8 hours
Day 14: Gorakshep to Kalapatthat (5545m) and back to Lobuche (4940m) 5-6 hours
Day 15: Lobuche to – Khongma La Pass (5535m) – Chukung (4900m) 7-8 hours
Day 16: Chhukung to Tengboche (3867m) walking hours: 5-6 hours
Day 17: Tengboche to Namche (3440m) 4-5 hours
Day 18: Namche Bazaar trekking back to Lukla (2850m) 6 hours
Day 19: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 20: Transfer to the airport for the final departure

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with Bed and breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder Guide and Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early
  • Return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Emergency expenses like rescues, emergency medical treatment.
  • Personal insurance charges.
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

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Trip Facts

Destination : Nepal

Duration : 20 Days

Price : 1600 USD

Difficulty Level : Moderate

Minimum Altitude : 1300m

Maximum Altitude : 5550m

Group Size : 2-20 People

Permits : sagarmatha national park permit, Tims card

Activities : Trekking, Hiking & Sightseeing

Transportation : Flight, Car & Jeep

Best Season : march, April,may, September, October & November

Accommodation : 3-4 star hotel in kathmandu, Normal hotel in Trekking

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