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Everest Three High Passes Trek - 18 Days

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS
Great moment while crossing three well known passes in the Everest locale – Renjo La Pass (5464 meters), Cho La Pass (5420 meters), Kongma La Pass (5535 meters)
Get change to explore the 5 glaciers lakes of the Gokyo valley
You will have the bold yet, testing time while crossing these passes
Along with the experience, get a nearby knowledge into the life of the Himalayan Sherpa individuals
Catch the best perspectives on Mt. Everest from Kala Patthar (5545 meters)


The Three Passes Trek to Everest Base Camp is the most completed trek in Nepal as it covers most of the Everest region on its circular route. The trek is more challenging than the classic Everest Base Camp Trek and its other variations as it involves traversing the three high passes that lend the trek its name Kongma-La pass, Cho La pass and Renjo La pass- each over 5,000 m. These passes together form an excellent trekking package having fun, excitement, adventure and challenge it’s a great opportunity to witness the Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar too, on doing Everest Three Passes Trek. The Trek begins in the popular starting point of Lukla. From Lukla, we trek upward to the Namche Bazaar, following the valley of the Dudh Koshi River.


Outline Itinerary (Everest Three High Passes Trek)
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our representative.
Day 02 : Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
Day 03 : Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla 35 minutes, and start trek to Phakding (2,652m), 3 hrs.
Day 04 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m), 6 hrs. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 05 : Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization.
Day 06 : Namche Bazaar to Tangboche (4,038m), 5 hrs. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 07 : Tangbche to Dingboche (4,410m), 5 hrs. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 08 : Dingoche to Chhukhung (4,730m), 3/30 hrs. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 09 : Chhukhung to Lobuche. (4,940m), 6 – 7 hrs. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 10 : Lobuche to GorakShep (5,160m), 3 hrs. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 11 : GorakShep to Kala Patar – Dzonglha (4,830m), 4/30 hrs. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 12 : Dzonglha to Gokyo (9,4790m) via Chu – la pass (5,330m), 6 – 7 hrs. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 13 : Gokyovio Renjola Pass lungden (4,650m) (Trekking: approx 8 hours)
Day 14 : Lungden – Thamo (4,289m), 5 hrs. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 15 : Thamo to Manjo (2,800), 6 – 7 hrs. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 16 : Manjo to Lukla (2,815m), 5 hrs. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 17 : Fly to Kathmandu from Lukla. 35 minutes, and transfer to hotel.
Day 18 : Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination.


Itinerary can be make increase or decrease according to yours holidays in Nepal.
After this amazing Everest Three High Passes Trek if you are interested for other activities like Jungle Safari, Rafting, or more hiking in other region’s we can organize as yours desire.


NOTE : All Trekking offers and plans given in the itinerary are for all interested visitors who prefer full package. We offer the itinerary of the destinations as per your choice. You are always free to choose any itinerary and the staff depending on your financial condition. As per your interest and requirement, we have options for any partial visit too.

GROUP TRIPS

Start Date End Date Status Cost
Guaranteed From € 1650

Day 1
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our representative.

After arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by the representative of AlpineTrav Treks & Expedition. The AlpineTrav representative will arrange your transfer & brief about pre-trip discussion meeting on the way to your hotel.

Day 2
Day 02 : Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

Full day sightseeing in the famous places of Kathmandu including Bodhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square etc. Most of these places are listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. We will do arrangement of an experience tour guide and private vehicle for the tour.

Day 3
Day 03 : Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla 35 minutes, and start trek to Phakding (2,652m), 3 hrs.

In the early morning we take the spectacular flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2827m), flying parallel to giant Himalayan Mountains bordering Nepal and China (Tibet). The flight time is about 40 minutes and we land at an airstrip built by Sir Edmund Hillary and the Sherpas in the mid-1960s. After landing we have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sort and load our trekking equipment. In the afternoon we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Kosi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2713m) at Thalsharoa (2680m). The walking is easy and after passing through the many small village like, chheplung, Thadokoshi goon, Nurning ,chhuthaea, Dukdingma(2492m), it is a short walk to Phakding.

Day 4
Day 04 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m), 6 hrs. Overnight at Lodge.

From Phakding we cross the river and head up the valley, following porters from the south that is ferrying supplies to Namche Bazaar. The trail keeps close to the river valley and is lined with beautiful blue pine and rhododendron forest that is very spectacular in the spring months, when the flowers are in bloom. We cross the Dudh Kosi River at Benkar, where there are tantalizing glimpses of the snow-capped peaks of KusumKanguru (6369m) and Thamserku (6623m). From here it is only a short walk to Monjo (2835m), where we arrive in time for lunch. In the afternoon the walking is a little tougher and includes the steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. From Monjo it is a short walk to the entrance of the national park, before we cross the Dudh Kosi River to Jorsale (2805m). The trek continues upstream on generally flat terrain, crossing back to the right bank to the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and Dudh Kosi Rivers, where we start the steep climb to Namche Bazaar. After crossing a large and stable suspension bridge high above the river, we slowly ascend at a steady pace. There are some fantastic photographic opportunities from the top, as the peaks of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Taweche. Come into view for the first time.

Day 5
Day 05 : Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization.

The last Population had counted nationwide in AD. 2011, Namche has households: 480& population: 1,540.We remain at Namche Bazaar for a second night to allow for proper acclimatisation to the altitude. Namche is a prosperous village situated in a large protected hollow. It gained its importance during the period when Tibetan salt was traded for the lowland grains of Nepal. Today a limited amount of trade still exists at Namche and Tibetans are often seen in the village trading rugs and Chinese-made goods, clothing, salt and dried meat. It is recommended that you take the opportunity to see both the sunrise and sunset views from the national park headquarters above the village. The stunning vista includes a superb panorama of the Khumbu peaks and great views of Everest. After breakfast, a variety of options exists. Perhaps a walk towards Thami (3810m) above the beautiful BhoteKhola River Valley or a visit to the national park headquarters to see the interesting displays of Sherpa lifestyle and culture. There is also a mountaineering display and information on the park’s flora and fauna. Your guides are one hand to offer advice and escort you on walks.

Day 6
Day 06 : Namche Bazaar to Tangboche (4,038m), 5 hrs. Overnight at Lodge.

Walk flat ascend through Kyangjuma. From there we descend till Phunki Tenga. we ascend steeply at first and then contour high above the valley, enjoying excellent views of Thamserku and AmaDablam (6856m) from the top. About an hour’s walk from PhaunkiTenga, We are now trekking beyond the tree line. We are now at higher altitudes and it is important to take notice of our trek leader’s advice and recommendations regarding rest and fluid intake.

Day 7
Day 07 : Tangbche to Dingboche (4,410m), 5 hrs. Overnight at Lodge.

At frist, 15 minutes descend to the deboche. Genteelly, ascend flat along the ImajaKhola river band. After cross the suspension bridge need to ascend to the pangboche. Our route follows the trail high above the ImjaKhola, passing the tea houses at Orsho, before again crossing the ImjaKhola and old glacial moraines to our lodge in the settlement of Dingboche. Here we find a beautiful patchwork of small fields enclosed by stone walls protecting the crops of barley and potatoes from the cold winds. The scenery is once again spectacular and although Everest has disappeared behind the Lhotse-Nuptse Ridge, the huge peaks that tower above the eastern end of the valley are ample compensation. We are now almost completely above the tree-line. In clear conditions, look out for spectacular sunsets here and on AmaDablam, the south face of Lhotse to the north, and also Island Peak in the centre of the valley.

Day 8
Day 08 : Dingoche to Chhukhung (4,730m), 3/30 hrs. Overnight at Lodge.

The trail follow the valley side, rocky path till the chhukhung.

Day 9
Day 09 : Chhukhung to Lobuche (4,940m), 6 - 7 hrs. Overnight at Lodge.

After breakfast at the lodge, After hard climb to the top. Your day will start walking through Chukung valley. There will be no tea shop and water resource so that you will have to carry few bottles of water to drink.Which is the highest pass of this trip. After cross the pass, glacier and river’s trail will leads to Khumbu glacier towards. The trail gently ascend to the where your day ends.

Day 10
Day 10 : Lobuche to GorakShep (5,160m), 3 hrs. Overnight at Lodge.

(Trekking: approximately 3 hours to Gorakshep, 5 hours round trip to Everest Base Camp) As the trek to GorakShep is relatively short, we have the opportunity for a leisurely breakfast before beginning the day’s walk From Lobuche. We follow the broad valley that runs parallel to Khumbu Glacier. A gradual ascent enables us to build the slow, steady rhythm required when walking at high altitude. When we reach the moraines of ChangriShar Glacier, we make a series of small ascents and descents over a rocky trail lined with cairns that leads eventually to the surprising glacial sands of GorakShep (5140m) – reached after about three hours of walking. After a quick bite we gear up accordingly to head off towards the Everest Base Camp. The trek to the base camp can be achieved in around three hours and if trekking in the popular climbing period of March to May, we will almost certainly encounter yaks and porters supplying food and equipment to expeditions here. From Everest Base Camp we do not get views of Mount Everest, but we are able to see the notorious Everest Ice Fall that flows from the Western side, which is regarded as technically the hardest and most dangerous section of the mountain. The return journey from the Base Camp to GorakShep takes the same amount of time. We have an early dinner so that we are able to get up early the next day for awe-inspiring views of the Himalayan giants from Kala Patar.

Day 11
Day 11 : GorakShep to Kala Patar - Dzonglha (4,830m). 4/30 hrs. Overnight at Lodge.

We wake up early the next day for the trek to Kala Patar (5545m) to experience sensational sunrise views from this amazing vantage point. From the lodge the ascent is quite steep, so start very slowly and try to ascend at a steady rhythmic pace. Kala Patar is the rocky hilltop below Pumori. It is a tough walk because of the altitude, but the view from the top surpasses the wildest imagination. It will probably take a one hour and a half to reach the summit from GorakShep. Although lower viewpoints can provide views that are almost as good.Pumori(7165m), Nuptse(7861m), Lhotse(8414m), Lhotse Shar(8393m), AmaDablam(6856m), and Mt. Everest(8848m) the highest mountain in the world, surround us. About three kilometres away and some 200 metres below, the area of the Everest Base Camp can be seen in a bowl at the bottom of the Khumbu Ice Fall. For many trekkers, reaching Kala Patar is a very emotional experience and it is worthwhile spending as long as you wish in order to savors this special moment. The descent back down to GorakShep is easy and once back at the lodge we have a quick drink and head off to the rooms to pack our kit bags whilst breakfast is being prepared. After breakfast we set off to Lobuche then Dzonglha.

Day 12
Day 12 : Dzonglha to Gokyo(94790m) via Chu-la pass (5,330m). 6 - 7 hrs. Overnight at Lodge.

The day begins very early in order to reach the top of the pass in the best possible conditions. Lead the way gently descend to leisyasa(4860m).Keeping to the left of the main glacierafter this ascend to the top. There are a number of cairns lining the route to the snowfield and, while the trail is well-defined, it does involve a little scrambling. Once on the snowfield the angle eases off and we soon reach the top of the pass (5420m).where the views are spectacular and include Baruntse (7220m) and AmaDablam, as well as a sea of lesser peaks. Do not wander around the snowfield as there are crevasses and we may need to rope up for the pass crossing! The descent from the pass is steep and care should be taken as we follow the narrow rocky trail down to the Nymagawa Valley, After lunch we cross rocky scree and boulders and ascend the short distance to a small saddle that leads downhill all the way on an easy trail to the huts and tea houses at Thangnak then a head for Gokyo through Gyazumba Glacier.

Day 13
Day 13 : Gokyovio Renjola Pass lungden (4,650m), (Trekking: approx 8 hours)

We have an early start as we have a long day ahead of us. The trail skirts around north of Gokyo Lake and then climbs up though scree slope as we reach a highland pasture. Looking back, we enjoy excellent views of Gokyo and the mountains in the background. We continue to climb on screen and also boulder hop towards Renjo Pass (5420m). We finally reach the top of the pass, which is marked by prayer flags, from where we can have a look into NangpaValleyand, looking back, we have views of Everest and Makalu. From the pass descending is tricky as we have to walk on screeand loose rocks (ropes are fixed in icy conditions to facilitate the descent). After a while we reach a glacial lake from where the valley opens up. We continue to head down the valley through open pastures for some time before bearing right to reach the small settlement of Arya.

Day 14
Day 14 : Lungden - Thamo (4,289m). 5 hrs. Overnight at Lodge.

We have a late start and descend all the way, following the Bhote KosiRiver downstream. We walk down Nangpa Valley, passing through small settlements to finally reach the village of Marlung, where we stop for lunch. From Marlung the trail continues to descend and undulate passing through the village of Taranga to reach Thami.

Day 15
Day 15 : Thamo to Manjo (2,800), 6 - 7 hrs. Overnight at Lodge.

After breakfast we leave Thamo and descend to cross the BhoteKhola on a sturdy suspension bridge. There are some impressive Buddhist rock paintings in the area and, from here and on the cliffs above and below, Himalayan tahrs are often seen. Our route continues through the village of Thamo and back to Namche Bazaar where we take a welcome break for lunch. In the afternoon we descend steeply down to the large suspension bridge over the DudhKosi River. We follow the trail through Jorsale and back to Monjo, where we take lunch. In the afternoon it is a short walk via Benkar through blue pine and rhododendron forest, with great views of KusumKangaru, back to our lodge in Phakding.

Day 16
Day 16 : Manjo to Lukla (2,815m), 5 hrs. Overnight at Lodge.

Day is last day of trekking, where it is only a short walk on the valley before making the final climb up to the airstrip at Lukla.

Day 17
Day 17 : Fly to Kathmandu from Lukla 35 minutes, and transfer to hotel.

We rise early in the morning to be ready for the arrival of our aircraft for the flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu we are met and transferred back to the hotel.

Day 18
Day 18 : Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination.

Our airport representative will shift you to the airport from the hotel for your way back to home country.

SERVICES: PROVIDED BY COMPANY

  • Airport picks up and drops off, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation at Green Boutique Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu by private AC vehicles as per group size
  • Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu Flight (inclusive with airport tax)
  • Fluent English Speaking and well clarifying Mountain Guide
  • Assistant guide in need if the group size exceeds more than 4 persons
  • Well experienced and equipped trekking porters
  • Guesthouse/Lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Food during the trek (full board with tea/coffee and seasonal fresh fruits)
  • Guide, assistant guide and porters’ insurance
  • Trekking permit and National park fee
  • First Aid kits for the staffs and the groups
  • Farewell dinner during the last day of departure

SERVICES: NOT PROVIDED BY COMPANY (Personal)

  • International airfares and Nepal travel visa
  • Your personal entrance fees for Kathmandu sightseeing
  • Bar and beverage bills
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Helicopter rescue
  • Staff tips

Everest Three Passes Trek – 18 Days: (Accommodation: Hotel/Lodge)

(All rates are in Euro)

PRICING FOR GROUP SIZE BASIS:
⇒ All inclusive Trek Cost for 4 Person basis : EUR 1650 per person
⇒ All inclusive Trek Cost for 5-8 Person basis : EUR 1600 per person
⇒ All inclusive Trek Cost for 9-12 Person basis : EUR 1550 per person


NOTE : We would kindly like you to know that we try our best to follow up the set programs as given all above but at times, because of some local trails or weather conditions may compel us to have a slight changes in necessities. Similarly, the itinerary may also vary slightly subjected to our trekkers’ acclimatization rates. We always prefer the secure and precious life of yours along with the best of the best adventures.

ADDITIONAL TRIP EXTENSION OPTION:

The trip can be extend based on your holiday duration in Nepal. Special Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Mountain Flight might be your best choice before or after the trip. As well as following programs also can be extend as additional trips from Kathmandu.


NOTE : We would kindly like you to know that we try our best to follow up the set programs as given all above but at times, because of some local trails or weather conditions may compel us to have a slight changes in necessities. Similarly, the itinerary may also vary slightly subjected to our trekkers’ acclimatization rates. We always prefer the secure and precious life of yours along with the best of the best adventures.

RECOMMENDED GEAR LISTS:
CLOTHING:
Warm jacket (down jacket, if possible)
Water and windproof jacket (alternatively bring a poncho or umbrella)
Long sleeved synthetic fleece (windproof material, if possible)
Thermal underwear
Hat or Cap, pair of gloves and scarf
Comfortable hiking trousers (loose fitting)
Shorts and trousers, or skirt
2 pairs of warm wool-blend socks
2 pairs of running socks or liner socks
Proper hiking boots
Running shoes and flip-flops
2-3 t-shirts
Underwear
Light and expedition weight thermal bottom
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Sun Glasses


During winter season, additional clothing’s may include:
The outer jacket should be warm, down jacket is highly recommended during winter season
Bring a pair of warm winter trousers, in addition to the hiking trousers
Bring at least one windproof layer of clothes, helping to reduce any chill factor influence.
Snow gaiters


TREKKING GEARS:
Pair of polarizing sun-glasses (to be comfortable and to avoid potential snow-blindness)
Backpack and backpack cover (against rain and dust)
Map of the trekking route,
Head torch, or small torch, plus spare batteries
Sleeping bag and silk liner
Miscellaneous


TOILETRIES:
A small light weight and quick drying towel
Bar of soap
Sunscreen (SPF +20)
Earplugs
Insect repellants (for lower elevations)
First aid kid
Water purification tables or a water filter
Some Diamox pills against potential altitude sickness (if going beyond 4,000 m elevations)
Toilet paper


OPTIONAL ITEMS:
Camera, battery etc
Books/magazines
Trekking poles
GPS unit
Padlocks for guest house rooms and bags
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottles (2 bottles recommended)
Sewing/repair kit
Pocket knife
Dairy or notebook plus pencil/pen


NOTE :  We would kindly like you to know that we try our best to follow up the set programs as given all above but at times, because of some local trails or weather conditions may compel us to have a slight changes in necessities.  Similarly, the itinerary may also vary slightly subjected to our trekkers’ acclimatization rates. We always prefer the secure and precious life of yours along with the best of the best adventures.

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Trip Facts

  • 18 days
  • Moderate/Difficult
  • 2815 - 5545 Meter
  • September - November & February – May
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Flight
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