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Everest 3 High Passes Trek

Trip Overview

The three pass trek in Nepal offers the ultimate and complete trekking experience in the Everest region.  It is a purely a challenging trekking adventure in Nepal. Obviously it crosses 3 high passes linking the four distinct valleys of Bhotekoshi, Gokyo, Khumbu and Imja tse. Crossing the rugged high passes of Renjo la (5388 m), Cho La (5380 m) and Kongma La (5535 m) with climbing of the three peaks of Gokyo Ri (5483 m), Kalapathar (5545m) and Chukung (5550 m) along with the hike to Everest base camp makes this 3 pass trek  unforgettable trekking experience in Nepal.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu Airport(1360m)

Day 2 : Flight to Lukla(2840m) and trek to Phakding(2,652m) – 4 Hrs Trek

Day 3 : Trek to Namche Bazar(3,440m) – 6 Hrs Trek

Day 4 : Acclimatization Day

Day 5 : Trek to Tengboche(3,860m) – 6 Hrs Trek

Day 6 : Trek to Dingboche(4,360m) – 6 Hrs Trek

Day 7 : Trek Chhukung(4,750m) – 4 Hrs Trek

Day 8 : Rest Day

Day 9 : Trek to Lobuche(4,940m) via Kongma La Pass(5,535m) – 7 Hrs Trek

Day10 : Trek to Everest Base camp(5,364) – Gorakshep(5,170m) – 9 Hrs Trek

Day11 : Trek to Lobuche(4,940m) via Kalapather(5,545m) – 9 Hrs Trek

Day12 : Trek to Dzongla(4,830m) – 4 Hrs Trek

Day13 : Trek to Gokyo(4,800m) via Chola pass(5,368m) – 8 Hrs Trek

Day14 : Rest Day

Day15 : Trek to Marlung(4,210m) via Renjo La(5,360m) – 8 Hrs Trek

Day16 : Trek to Namche Bazar(3600m) – 6 Hrs Trek

Day17 : Trek to Lukla – 8 Hrs Trek

Day18 : Fly Back to Kathmandu

Day19 : Departure Day

 

Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu Airport(1360m)

After your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport  Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by our office representative and transferred to the hotel.

Day 2 : Flight to Lukla(2840m) and trek to Phakding(2,652m) – 4 Hrs Trek

A  scenic flight to Lukla then we head up the Dudh Kosi Valley on a well-marked trail.

Day 3 : Trek to Namche Bazar(3,440m) – 6 Hrs Trek

After breakfast at Phakding, we set out for the mountain junction town of Namche; we cross and re-cross the river on high airy suspension bridges.We then take a steep hike to Namche. 

Day 4 : Acclimatization Day

To acclimatize, you visit Khunde Hospital set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or take a one hour walk up to the Everest View Hotel above Namche for the sunset view of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest. We then go to Khumjung where we visit a school established by Hillary. 

Day 5 : Trek to Tengboche(3,860m) – 6 Hrs Trek

 we start our trek towards Tengboche enjoying superb view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku. The trail goes gradually down up to Kyangjuma. After having a relaxed lunch at Phunki Tenga,we have a little tough climb steep up through the pine forests while before we reach Tengboche. 

Day 6 : Trek to Dingboche(4,360m) – 6 Hrs Trek

We choose the upper trail for better views to visit Pangboche village and its ancient Monastery. We enjoy lunch with fantastic close-up views of Ama-Dablam. In the afternoon, go north to Pheriche or take the eastward trail beneath the towering north face of Ama Dablam. we descend into the river and begin the last and steepest climb of the day up to Dingboche. 

Day 7 : Trek Chhukung(4,750m) – 4 Hrs Trek

The trek goes through Imja khola valley and sublime alpine landscapes, and some stone walled fields. On the trail we will also have spectacular mountain views of Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and Island Peak.  

Day 8 : Rest Day

Today we will do a day trip to Nagarjun hillock.  From Nagarjun we have a great views of Lobuche east, Lobuche west, Lobuche peak, Thamserku, Kangtega and Amadablam. We then descend back to Chhukung. 

Day 9 : Trek to Lobuche(4,940m) via Kongma La Pass(5,535m) – 7 Hrs Trek


Just after some walk we see  great views of Island peak valley and jagged ridge of Amphu Lapcha. Behind us is the landscape of icy lakes ahead down of which is the Khumbu Glacier. The final descent is the toughest stage of the trek today, upon climbing the moraine on the far side, the trail turns north through Khumbu Glacier which culminates at Lobuche. 

Day10 : Trek to Everest Base camp(5,364) – Gorakshep(5,170m) – 9 Hrs Trek

Today we climb through meadows and moraine stones steps to reach Gorakshep, by either climbing to Kalapathar or continue heading to Everest base camp. From  Kalapathar, we get to see the entire south face of Mt. Everest and well known peaks nearby; this also includes great sights of the skyline of the Tibet plateau. 

Day11 : Trek to Lobuche(4,940m) via Kalapather(5,545m) – 9 Hrs Trek

Today  we trek to get remarkable views of the sunshine gleaming on the face of Everest from Kalapathar. On reaching the peak of Kalapathar, we will have unbelievable views of the mountains that you will see only once in your lifetime.  We return back to the Lobuche.

Day12 : Trek to Dzongla(4,830m) – 4 Hrs Trek

Chola Lake spreaded below Mt Cholaste is a view to observe on our route. The lakes will give us a fresh view. Then after an hour walk we reach Dzongla.  

Day13 : Trek to Gokyo(4,800m) via Chola pass(5,368m) – 8 Hrs Trek

The trip today is little harder than earlier.  we can have the enchanting view of the Chola Lake and the Ama Dablam which appears over a range of mountains in the south and Cholaste soars on the west. 

Day14 : Rest Day

On the day, we will take rest on the Gokyo village and have the view of enchanting sites of Gokyo village. If the day is favorable then we can climb Gokyo Ri and enjoy the view of clear Everest Region.

Day15 : Trek to Marlung(4,210m) via Renjo La(5,360m) – 8 Hrs Trek

We will turn to Renjo-La trial by Dudh Pokhari. After a walk of about 3 hours we can reach to Renjo-La where we can see highest peak in the world Mt.Everest (8,848m), Mt Lhotse (8,516m), Mt. Cholaste (6,440m) and Mt. Tabuche (6,542m) smiling at us.

Day16 : Trek to Namche Bazar(3600m) – 6 Hrs Trek

 we can see some eye-catching view of some mountains namely Thamserku, Katenga, Kusum Kangguru, etc. We can also see a monastery called Khari Goma you can find Laudo monastery. 

Day17 : Trek to Lukla – 8 Hrs Trek

 We  trek to Lukla along the Dudh Koshi River. The trail goes steeply downward with rocky terrain. We pass through the rhododendron, pine and oaks forest and several snow covered peaks. 

Day18 : Fly Back to Kathmandu

We take a scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu about forty five minutes. And then transfer to your hotel for the refreshment.

Day19 : Departure Day

Today, we drop you to the international airport to flight back to your home.

Equipment List

  • Waterproof jacket.
  • Waterproof trousers.
  • Fleece jacket.
  • Down jacket.
  • Fleece/sweater
  • Light-weight fleece or wool vests.
  • Long or short-sleeved shirt.
  • Warm hiking trousers.
  • Underwear.
  • Warm hat 
  • Wide rimmed sun hat.
  • 2 – 3 pairs good quality walking socks.
  • Warm gloves or mitts.
  • Large rucksack or Duffel bag.
  • Rucksack liner or thick bin bag.
  • Day sack. 
  • Dark sunglasses.
  • High factor sun-cream.
  • Lip balm preferably with sun bloc.
  • Ear plugs. 
  • Head torch/torch and spare batteries.
  • 1 liter 2 water bottle.
  • Water purification kit. 
  • Toiletries.
  • Small hand towel. 
  • Toilet paper.

Useful Info

This trek  can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at mountainsunvalley@gmail.com

FAQ

1. What preparations should I make before trekking?
It is always a good idea to involve yourself in doing physical exercises before trekking. Not that you have to be all athletic and muscular to trek. An average level of physical fitness will make the journey less stressful.

2.Is drinking water easily available?
Availability of drinking water is not the problem. The problem is the cost of it at higher altitude. As you gain height, the price of water rises up to 2-3$ per liter.

An alternative way of getting drinking water is by having your water bottles filled in tea houses. Tea houses will provide you boiled water for about 1$ per liter. They are completely safe for drinking.

3.What kind of food is available during trekking?
Food is not of any concern while trekking. You will get all kinds of cuisines. For breakfast, tea houses will provide you with eggs cooked in your preferred style along with pan cakes, bread butter, roti, and so on.
Various other dishes like pizza, pasta, momo, chowmein and many more are also available. The most preferred dish is Dal Bhaat. It is a typical Nepali meal. Rice is served with vegetable curry, lentils, tomato chutney and meat curry. 

4. What are the risks associated with trekking?
Trekking is an extreme sport and does come with a lot of risks. Some unavoidable risks are avalanche, heavy rainfall, earthquake, landslide and other such natural calamities.

You might fall and injure yourself or catch some viral flue. The deadliest risk of trekking is AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness. This sickness occurs when a great altitude is gained and the body fails to adjust to the changing pressures associated with it. Anyone can fall a victim of the sickness and if not treated in time, it can be fatal.

5. Do I need a guide/porter to trek?
There is no such hard and fast rule that you must have one. But it is highly advisable to travel with them. Some of the treks cannot be trekked without a guide most of them are the restricted ones.

A guide is someone who will help you with navigations. He will also have a better idea about the places to live in and eat at can negotiated prices for you.

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Duration 19 days
Transportation Flight/Bus/Jeep
Group Size +2
Difficulty Difficult
Max Elevation 5,554m/18,192ft
Accomodation Tea House
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