Everest Three High Pass Trek is the most adventurous trekking package in the Khumbu region of Nepal. It is eventually suitable trek for the adventure lovers and who are physically fit for the high altitude trekking. Three high pass of the Everest, Renjo La (5360m), Cho La (5420m) and Kongma La (5535m) offer thrilling sensation that you feel it like a peak climbing. You acclimatization and adventure passion are very much important for the trek.
Climbing over the Dudh koshi valley and through the beautiful forest of the Sagarmatha National Park, you reach to Namche bazaar, a bustling market place of the Khumbu region. it is a Sherpa town where Sherpa community lies and also the monasteries and Chhortens on its side villages. With a day’s rest, you trek to the Tengbuche Monastery and feel the spiritual prosperity. As the trek reaches to Dingbuche, the trek splits to Chhukung and cross the Kongma La pass to reach Lobuche. Including the EBC and Kalapatthar, it heads to the Cho La pass and descend to the astounding Gokyo valley. The Himalayan peaks as Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Makalu and the surrounding peaks can be seen wonderful. The last high pass Renjola is there a day trip and crossing it, you trek down to Lunden, then continually to the Namche Bazaar and Lukla to conclude the trek.
Spring and Autumn are the best trekking seasons that the weather will be clear and they are less snow season. You can contact Spiritual Excursion P. Ltd to organize the Everest high passes trek with a customized itinerary.
Day 01:Kathmandu arrival (1300m).
Day 02:Kathmandu sightseeing and trip preparation (1300m).
Day 03:Fly to Lukla (35 min) and trek to Phakding (2652m). 3-4 hrs walk.
Day 04:Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m). 6-7 hrs walk.
Day 05:Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
Day 06:Namche Bazaar to Tengbuche (3867m). 5-6 hrs walk.
Day 07:Tengbuche to Dingbuche (4358m). 5-6 hrs walk.
Day 08:Acclimatization day.
Day 09:Dingboche to Lobuche (4828m) via Kongma la pass (5535m). 6-7 hrs
Day 10:Lobuche to Gorakshep-EBC (5365m) -Gorakshep (5160m). 7-8 hrs walk.
Day 11:Hike to Kalapatthar (5555m) then trek to Dzongla (4710m). 6-7 hrs walk.
Day 12:Dzongla to Gokyo (4800m) via Cho La pass (5368m): 7 - 8 hours
Day 13:Rest day in Gokyo: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357m), tour 4th and 5th Gokyo lakes: 3 - 4 hours
Day 14:Gokyo to Marlung (4210m) via Renjo La Pass (5360m):7 - 8 hours
Day 15:Marlung to Namche Bazaar (3440m): 6 - 7 hours
Day 16:Namche Bazzar to Lukla (2652m). 7-8 hrs walk
Day 17:Fly back to Kathmandu (1300m). 35 min fly.
Day 18:Rest day at Kathmandu
Day 01Kathmandu arrival (1300m).After landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu from your designated destinations, you will be received by a representative of the travel company at the arrival gate who will then transfer you to you allotted hotels. If the time persists, you can either visit the city or relax at the hotel to overcome your jet lag. O/N at Hotel
Day 02Kathmandu sightseeing and trip preparation (1300m).The Kathmandu sightseeing trip will begin in the morning. After breakfast, you will be taken towards Kathmandu Durbar (Palace) Square, one of the heritage sites where you can view many historical and cultural monuments. Later, you will visit another heritage site known as Pashupatinath Temple. This is a sacred Hindu Temple of Lord Shiva named which is always crowded by Hindu pilgrims. After lunch, visit to Buddhist pilgrimage Swoyambhunath (famous by the name of Monkey temple among tourists) will be carried forward. Likewise, Boudhanath Shrine will be covered by the evening. After concluding the sightseeing,there will be seminar for you to attend to discuss about the upcoming trekking plans. O/N at Hotel
Day 03Fly to Lukla (35 min) and trek to Phakding (2652m). 3-4 hrs walk.Ideally, we will arrive in Lukla between 7 – 9 am, so that you can have breakfast and start walking mostly down hill for a relaxed walk on your first day. The total hike should take 3-5 hours, depending on if you will travel to Phakding or Monjo. If you go to Phakding (2,650m/8,694ft) it will be about 3 hours walking and if you are going to Monjo (2,850m/9,350ft) it will take approximately 5 hours. If we are going to Monjo, we will have lunch in Phakding and then continue onto Monjo, arriving in the afternoon. When you arrive, you will check into your room and spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing and starting the acclimatization process. Make sure you keep well hydrated; drinking 3 to 4 liters of water a day is essential all the way through the trek. 9km/ 5.6 miles to Phakding or Monjo will be 13km/ 8.8 miles
Day 04Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m). 6-7 hrs walk.For the first couple of hours you will get to cross some of the famous suspension bridges, while gradually moving up-hill towards the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park, the official entrance to the Everest Region. You continue down hill on for a short time before it levels out to flat ground on mixed terrain. The trail then follows the river to the final high suspension bridge before you begin the long ‘Namche Hill’, which can take 2 hours, to reach the Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar. The total for today’s trekking is usually 6 hours long with plenty of breaks and rest along the way. From Phakding to Namche is 11.3 km/ 7.02 miles
Day 05Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.Today is one of our acclimatization trek days. As you trek up behind Namche Bazaar, the trail is quite steep and you can feel the lack of oxygen while you ascend 460m/1,509ft to Shangbouche Airport, then cross the runway and head another 100m/ 328ft up to Shangbouche Hill at 3,900m/ 12,795ft. We will enjoy the stunning views and relax for 30-45 minutes before returning back to Namche. This trek is an essential part of the acclimatization process and usually takes approximately 4 hours. 3km/ 1.8 miles
Day 06Namche Bazaar to Tengbuche (3867m). 5-6 hrs walk.Today we will hike towards Tengbouche, at 3,900m/ 12,795ft. After ascending out of Namche, the first 2 hours are relaxed walking, traversing the left hand side of the valley, high above the valley floor. The trail then descends down toward the river for our lunch stop. From here it will take 2 – 3 hours to hike up the long hill to the town of Tengbouche. This is a gradual but long ascent and the total time will be 5/6 hours of hiking today. 12km/ 7.5 miles
Day 07Tengbuche to Dingbuche (4358m). 5-6 hrs walk.From Tengbouche, we will travel to Dingbouche, at 4,400m/ 14,436ft. The trail starts down-hill and continues very gradually up and down hills before crossing the river and gradually head up hill towards Pangbouche for lunch (Pangbouche was one of the villages on the trail that suffered most from the recent earthquakes), which usually takes 2-3 hours. From there it is a gradual up-hill trek towards the Imja Valley looking towards Island Peak and an hour later arriving in Dingbouche. The total trekking time today will be 5 to 6 hours. 12km/ 7.5 miles
Day 08Acclimatization day.Today, we spend another night in Dingbouche to further the acclimatization process. From here we will aim to reach the height of 4,900m/ 16,076ft, gaining 500m/1,640ft, in this acclimatization trek which should take approximately 3 hours. We will enjoy the views and rest for about 30-45 min. at the high point before dropping back down for lunch and an afternoon of relaxing. 3km/ 1.86 miles and 500m/ 1,640ft of ascent and descent.
Day 09Dingboche to Lobuche (4828m) via Kongma la pass (5535m). 6-7 hrsFrom Dingbouche we will head to Lobuche, at 4828m. We begin today’s trek very early in the morning to reach the highest part of the entire trip which is Kongma La pass. We can either take a trail over a hill which is to the northwest of Chhukung over the Nuptse Glacier moraines or we can walk to Bibre and trek on the trail above the Niyang Khola. The top of the pass is marked by cairns and Buddhist prayer flags. The final descent from the pass is the most difficult part of today’s journey. After climbing the moraine on the far side, the trail turns north through Khumbu Glacier which takes us to Lobuche. 11km/6.2 miles. Note:Trekking through Kongma La is optional. If we do not want to tackle the strenuous Kongma La pass today and want to go directly to Lobuche from Dingboche, we can do that too.
Day 10Lobuche to Gorakshep-EBC (5365m) -Gorakshep (5160m). 7-8 hrs walk.Today we travel from Lobuche to Gorak Shep at 5,160m. Today’s trek is very beautiful and unique, crossing a lot of loose rock and Glacier moraine. The up and down trail into GorakShep takes approximately 3 hours. We will have lunch here before continuing an additional 3 hours to reach Everest Base Camp, where we will spend some time enjoying the Base Camp of the World’s highest mountain! The hike back to Gorak Shep is an another 2 hours, bringing this long day to end after a total of 7 or 8 hours of hiking. Today is very challenging day for most people. 10km/ 6.2 miles
Day 11Hike to Kalapatthar (5555m) then trek to Dzongla (4710m). 6-7 hrs walk.Today, early morning we hike to Kalapatthar to see the sunrise above the Everest. After the sunrise view from Gorekshep, we trek downhill on a trail alongside the Khumbu Glacier. Our trail splits into two and we choose the trail on our right. On the way we can better admire the view of the looming Awi Peak. We pass through a stupa and tombstones in the distance. After walking for a while we begin to ascend. During the ascent, we see Chola Tsho Lake nearby. We continue further and pass another lake which is lot smaller than the Chola Tsho Lake. We cross the Chola Khola on a bridge before reaching Dzongla. Overnight in Dzongla. 12km/7.5 miles.
Day 12Dzongla to Gokyo (4800m) via Cho La pass (5368m): 7 - 8 hours As we gain height, the Cho La Lake begins to appear and the Ama Dablam presides over a range of mountains on the south and 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. The final climb to the Cho La can be a little tricky as the trail curves round a crevasse. The top of the pass is marked by prayer flags and cairns. Scenery of majestic peaks on all directions is breathtaking. Although long, the path leading down to Thangnak is not difficult. Our trail brings us to the edge of the Ngozumpa glacier, which is the longest glacier in Nepal. Reaching the other side of the glacier, we see the second Gokyo Lake 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 spend the night. 12.5km/9 miles.
Day 13Rest day in Gokyo: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357m), tour 4th and 5th Gokyo lakes: 3 - 4 hoursWe climb Gokyo Ri today and enjoy views of the incredible mountain vista. We can also tour the fourth Gokyo Lake today which is only 3km north of the Gokyo Village. Next, continue trekking to the 5th lake. The view from ‘Scoundrel's Viewpoint’, located at the edge of the 5th lake, is astonishing. Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makulu mountains and the huge Ngozumba Glacier are ours to admire. We trek back to Gokyo and spend the night
Day 14Gokyo to Marlung (4210m) via Renjo La Pass (5360m):7 - 8 hoursWe start the day early in the morning to complete the long day’s trek ahead. Our trail moves alongside Dudh Pokhari (lake) for a while. We walk for around two hours before descending towards the Renjo La pass. On the way we are rewarded with extravagant views of the Himalayan and Rolwaling ranges and others. Views from the Renjo La pass are much like that from Gokyo Ri with the third Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Village beneath the gray smear of the Ngozumpa Glacier. We also get outstanding views of Mt. Everest from the top of the pass. Continuing on from the pass, our trail winds down a stone staircase and then moves over a loose scree to reach the south bank of Angladumba Tsho Lake. The prescence of ice on the trail while descending down can make our descent a bit hazardous. Along the way we see Relama Tsho and Renjo Lake. We walk down a narrow valley clogged with giant boulders to Lumde where there is a support lodge, but it is often closed. We walk almost for an hour from Lumde to get to Marlung on the east bank of the Bhote Koshi River. 11km/ 7miles.
Day 15Marlung to Namche Bazaar (3440m): 6 - 7 hoursThe descent from Marulung to Thame follows a traditional route used for centuries by the Tibetan traders. We cross the Bhote Koshi River and descend to Taranga. The trail continues to descend and we cross two
bridges before reaching Thame. Overlooking Thame is its famous Gompa situated on a hill to the west. From here, we descend gradually on a trail that passes through a few small villages before reaching Namche Bazaar which is probably the biggest town in the Everest region. 15km/9 miles.
Day 16Namche Bazzar to Lukla (2652m). 7-8 hrs walkThis another long day and can be one of the hardest as your body is tired after the trek. You start the day going back down Namche Hill and then the long stretch back to Lukla. You will pass Phakding before starting the last up hill section into Lukla where we will sleep for one more night. Today’s trek can take 7 to 8 hours. 21km/ 13 miles
Day 17Fly back to Kathmandu (1300m). 35 min fly.Today your legs get a break as you only have to trek to Lukla Airport and fly back to Kathmandu, which is only about 10 minutes walking! O/N at Hotel
Day 18Rest day at Kathmandu If you wish to extend the trekking days or if needed for extra acclimatization or this day can be used as a buffer day for the domestic flights. If everything well, it can be used as a rest day in Kathmandu.
Day 19Departure.Today we departure you to the International terminal by our representative approximately three hours before as per your flight schedule. Have a happy and safe journey!!!!
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