Everest Three High Passes Trekking - 22 Days

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  • TRIP ID: SSNP206
  • TRIP NAME: Everest Three High Passes Trekking
  • DURATION: 22 Days
  • TRIP TYPE: Trekking in Nepal
  • TRIP DESTINATION: Everest Base Camp, Kalapatthar, Gokyo Valley and its tranquil lakes, Gokyo Ri
  • TRIP ROUTE: Kathmandu - Lukla - Gokyo - Everest Base Camp, Chola Pass
  • BEST SEASON: March, April, May, Sept, Oct, Nov
  • GROUP SIZE: Min 2 Pax
  • TRIP GRADE: Demanding.

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Everest Three High Passes Trekking

This incredible trek in the Everest region is not just a thrilling trip, but also a picturesque trek. Everest 3-High Passes Trek takes us to the Everest Base Camp, Kalapatthar,

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Everest Three High Passes Trekking

This incredible trek in the Everest region is not just a thrilling trip, but also a picturesque trek. Everest 3-High Passes Trek takes us to the Everest Base Camp, Kalapatthar, Gokyo Valley and its tranquil lakes, Gokyo Ri, for amazing views of the landscape. More importantly, this route introduces trekkers to the remote and untouched Nangpa La Valley, the Sherpa village of Marlung and the monastery village of Thame. Moreover, trekkers tread on world famous routes while crossing Three High Passes covering Cho La pass (5368m), Kongma La pass (5535m) and Renjo La Pass (5360m), including Everest Base Camp (5364) and Kalapatthar (5555m).


We begin our journey to the Everest High Passes Trek with a sightseeing day in Kathmandu, which offers a brief exploration of the temples, shrines, bazaars and restaurants of Kathmandu. We take a breathtaking mountain flight to Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla on the following day, followed by the trek up through the classic route to the Sagarmatha National Park playing with mighty the Dudhkoshi River, colourful landscapes, Gompas and monasteries in the land enclosed by soaring peaks. After reaching the summit of Kongma La, as we compose our way to the Everest Base Camp, we marvel at the spectacle of Khumbu icefall cascading from the Western Cwm. Our trek to the viewpoint of Kalapatthar is followed by the tough climb through Cho La that finally takes us to the cobalt-blue lakes at Gokyo. After enjoying awe-inspiring views from the fifth lake and Gokyo Ri, we make our way to the next great pass, the Renjo La. Stopping for a night in Marlung, we follow a little of the route used for centuries by the Tibetan traders via Nangpa La to get to Thame. Following the historic route, we drop down to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu, leaving behind our footprints in the shadow of the Everest.

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Brief Itinerary

Day1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Overnight in hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing & trek preparation

Day 3: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) 30 min &Trek to Phakding (2652m). 3hrs
Overnight at Lodge in Phakding.

Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 6hrs

Day 5: Acclimatisation, trek to Everest view hotel Shyangboche (3880m) 4hrs
Overnight at mountain lodge in Namche Bazar.

Day 6: Namche Bazar to Tengboche (3860m) 5hrs

Overnight at mountain lodge in Tengboche.

Day 7: Trek Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m) 5hrs
Overnight at mountain lodge in Dingboche.

Day 8: Acclimatisation, in Dingboche (4410m), Optional hike to Chhukhung (4730m)
Overnight at Lodge in Dingboche.

Day 9: Trek Dingboche to Chhukung (4750m): 3 - 4 hours

Day 10: Chhukung to Kongma La pass (5535m), trek to Lobuche (4950m): 6 - 7 hrs

Day 11: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m), Hike to Everest Base Camp (5364 m): 6-7 hrs

Day 12: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545 m), then back to Lobuche (4940 m): 8 - 9 hrs

Day 13: Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m): 3 - 4 hrs

Day 14: Trek Dzongla to Gokyo  via Cho La pass (5368m): 6 - 7 hrs

Day 15: Thangnak (4750m) to Gokyo (4800m): 3-4hrs
Day 16: Rest day in Gokyo: optional  Climb to Gokyo Ri (5357m), or hike to 4th and 5th Gokyo lakes: 3 - 4 hrs
Day 17: Gokyo to  Marulung (4210m) or Lumde (4368) via Renjo La Pass (5360m):7 - 8 hrs
Day 18: Marlung to Namche Bazaar:5 - 6 hrs


Day 19: Namche Bazaar – Lukla (2840m): 6 - 7 hrs, 19km
Overnight at Lodge in Lukla.
 
Day 20: Fly back Lukla to Kathmandu (1310m) 30 min flight
 
Day 21: Free/Leisure day in Kathmandu
Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
 
Day 22:Departure
You will be transferred to the international airport according to your flight schedule by private vehicle.

Trip Hightlights

  • Includes Three High Passes covering Cho La Pass (5368m), Kongma La Pass (5535m), Renjo La Pass (5360m), apart from Everest Base Camp (5364) and Kalapatthar (5555)
  • Extreme physical challenge in remote Himalayan wilderness
  • Khumbu Glacier, home to Mount Everest Base Camp and the icefalls
  • The worlds largest Ngozumba Glacier near Gokyo
  • Sparkling Gokyo Valley, the Gokyo Lakes and the Gokyo Ri that offers a 360- degree view of the Himalayan Panorama
  • The perfectly blended views of deep Dudhkoshi (River of milk) River Valley with the lush vegetation, diverse flora and fauna of the Sagarmatha National Park
  • Authentic Sherpa culture in the mountainous villages,  warm hospitality of the families of inborn mountaineers
  • The highland monasteries, the sacred Mani walls engraved with Buddhist prayers, colourful prayer flags portraying spirituality, the memorials, Chortens and every aspect that demonstrates Himalayan Tantric Buddhism
  • Climb Chhukung Ri (5,546m) for a fantastic view of the valley, Ama Dablam and Amphu Labcha peaks
  • Climbing the Kalapatthar (5555m) for an unforgettable and breathtaking view of the sunrise on those snow-capped mountains from the summit of Kalapatthar

Day1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arrival at in Kathmandu International airport, meet and transfer to the hotel. In the evening, you have the option to be escorted & stroll around Thamel and north part of the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Ashan, Indrachook & local tourist market of Kathmandu valley. You will be served by welcome dinner in the evening with a typical Nepali cultural program in Kathmandu.
Overnight in hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing & trek preparation
Today you will be able to do the half-day excursion and half-day trek preparation. After breakfast start tour covering Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swambhunath Stupa, which are listed on the UNESCO world heritage sites. Kathmandu Durbar Square area holds the palaces of the medieval Kings who ruled over the Kathmandu Kingdom. Kathmandu Durbar Square reveals Nepalese art, craft and architecture of an ancient period. The architecture is typical of the Malla dynasty, which ruled over Nepal from the 12th to 18th century. Then we visit world’s oldest Buddhist pilgrimage site and tourist destination Swambhunath Stupa. Swayambhu meaning the "the self-existent" is popular among the foreigners as Monkey Temple with a large number of monkey population. After sightseeing, we will have a discussion session where we discuss our trek plan and preparation in the afternoon. If you need trekking gears utilise this time to buy some gears & clothes at local tourist market in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) 30 min &Trek to Phakding (2652m). 3hrs
Early in the morning transfer to domestic airport to board a scenic mountain flight to Lukla (2840m) and which will take about 30 minutes. The flight to Lukla will be one of the lifetime spectacular experiences. Upon arrival at Lukla start trekking until we reach to Phakding passing through beautiful Chaurikharka village on the left-hand side, which will take about 3 hours. Further the trail traverses Chheplung (2660m), Thado Koshigaon (2580m) from where you can see the glimpse of Mt. Kusum Khangkaru (6367m), Nuring (2492m) and reach to Phakding. The trail to Phakding lets you discover the green landscape with a scenic view of local villages, green farmlands in the lower Everest region of Nepal and reach to beautiful hamlet Phakding. Because of being the first day of trekking we do not walk a lot and stay at Phakding village.
Overnight at Lodge in Phakding.

Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 6hrs
After breakfast start trekking through a beautiful pine forest that leads us along the bank of Dudh Koshi River and Hillary Suspension Bridge to reach to the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park and Monjo Village. After crossing the Phakding village don’t miss the opportunity of the first view of the Mt. Kongde Ri (6186m) on your right-hand side. The further trail with some up and down, we reach the Bengkar village on the corner of the River and Monjo village on the left view of the River. Monju village is the border of the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park, one of the UNESCO world heritage site in Nepal. At the check Post, we stop, make entry and show the paperwork to the authorities and continue the trekking via Jorsalle village (2740m), Large Dovan (2830m) and cross the one of the highest bridge in the Everest region over the Dudhkosi River. Then follow the up steep trail about one hour and reach to Chautara, the first viewpoint of the Everest. Trekking further about an hour steep up, you reach to the Namche Bazar, the capital of Sherpa people. Namche Bazar is one of the trading points for Sherpa people. It is also an ideal market for tourist to purchase traditional local made crafts.

Day 5: Acclimatisation, trek to Everest view hotel Shyangboche (3880m) 4hrs
Today is the day for rest to adjust the high altitude climate. The principle is a trek in high and overnight in lower levitation. In the morning we take the excellent opportunity to explore the Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery, from where you can also explore the spectacular mountain views including Mt. Everest, Kongde, Kusum Kangru, Thamserku, Aama Dablam, Lhotse and Nuptse. Start hiking to Everest view hotel passing through Syangboche Airport (3700m), which is said, the airport situated at the highest altitude in the world. We climb further to reach Mt. Everest View Hotel for great panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Aama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and much more. Then we escorted through the Khumjung village and interact with local people, observe the culture tradition and living style of Sherpa people living in Everest region of Nepal. You have the option to visit the Khumjung High School and interact with teachers and student. Then descend back to Namche Bazar.
Overnight at mountain lodge in Namche Bazar.

Day 6: Namche Bazar to Tengboche (3860m) 5hrs

Trek from Namche Bazar to Tengboche, along the way it offers the majestic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and Thamserku. The trail passes through Kayangjuma, Sansa, Phunki Thenga then cross the Bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. After crossing the River, the trail is steep up ascend about 500m, and we reach on the hilltop called the Tengboche village. Tengboche is an extraordinary place and on the top of the village, it has the biggest Buddhist monastery 4000m altitudes, called Tengboche Monastery. Tangbuche monastery is one of the biggest monasteries in the Everest region of Nepal. The structure of monastery for the first time was built I in 19 23 AD. In 1934, it was destroyed by an earthquake and rebuilt. It was destroyed by fire again in 1989 and reconstructed with the help of volunteers and the provision of foreign aid. Tengboche is a beautiful place for scenic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kangtega, Kusum Khangkaru and Kongde Ri on the South.
Overnight at mountain lodge in Tengboche.

Day 7: Trek Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m) 5hrs
Early in the morning if you are interested in visiting the Tengboche monastery for pray and observe the ceremony.  Try to be there before 7:30 am, to see the monks praying, and you can also involve there for pray. After breakfast trek from Tengboche to Dingboche, also known as Summer Valley, which will take approximately 5 hours. At first, we trek via Debuche, cross bridge over Imja Khola and trek along the beautiful green fields, protected lands & the village of Pangboche (3900m). The trail is step up for an entire day to reach to Dingboche. The village of Somare (4010m) and Orsho are on the way and offer the excellent view of Mt. Aama Dablam. We descend to the river and follow the up steep trail to reach the Dingboche via north face of the Pheriche village. Trekking about 3 hours from Pangboche we reach to the Dingboche village.
Overnight at mountain lodge in Dingboche.

Day 8: Acclimatisation, in Dingboche (4410m), Optional hike to Chhukhung (4730m)
Again it is necessary to take the day rest and acclimatise before go higher altitude; we spend our rest day in Dingboche. Enjoy the leisurely breakfast with a spectacular sunrise view over the mountain and admiring Aama Dablam to the South, Mt. Lhotse and numerous other peaks. We hike to Chhukhung, which takes about 3-4 hours to explore the spectacular mountain. We can see the three out of six highest mountain in the world from the viewpoint, which includes Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Makalu (8485m) and Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m). You will also see the peak of Cho Latse (6440m) and Taboche (6542m) to the west. Then we back to Dingboche & rest in the evening.
Overnight at Lodge in Dingboche.

Day 9: Trek Dingboche to Chhukung (4750m): 3 - 4 hours

Day 10: Chhukung to Kongma La pass (5535m), trek to Lobuche (4950m): 6 - 7 hrs

Day 11: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m), Hike to Everest Base Camp (5364 m): 6-7 hrs

Day 12: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545 m), then back to Lobuche (4940 m): 8 - 9 hrs

Day 13: Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m): 3 - 4 hrs

Day 14: Trek Dzongla to Gokyo  via Cho La pass (5368m): 6 - 7 hrs

Day 15: Thangnak (4750m) to Gokyo (4800m): 3-4hrs
Day 16: Rest day in Gokyo: optional  Climb to Gokyo Ri (5357m), or hike to 4th and 5th Gokyo lakes: 3 - 4 hrs
Day 17: Gokyo to  Marulung (4210m) or Lumde (4368) via Renjo La Pass (5360m):7 - 8 hrs
Day 18: Marlung to Namche Bazaar:5 - 6 hrs


Day 19: Namche Bazaar – Lukla (2840m): 6 - 7 hrs, 19km
The trail descends steeply downward crossing the suspension bridges over the wild Dudh Koshi river. Even though you are travelling the same route down, you will see completely different views. The trail to Lukla goes up and down but at this low altitude this won’t be a problem anymore.
Overnight at Lodge in Lukla.
 
Day 20: Fly back Lukla to Kathmandu (1310m) 30 min flight
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu, which will take around 30 minutes. if you are lucky you will get a last glimpse of the amazing scenic mountain scenery in Khumbu. In case of bad weather flight cancellations may occur. Therefor you will have a spare day in Kathmandu tomorrow. Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport transfer to hotel and enjoy the comfort of your hotel in the afternoon or do some more sightseeing in the city.
 
Day 21: Free/Leisure day in Kathmandu
Free day in Nepal’s capital. There are some amazing temples and sights that you can visit: Pashupathinath Temple, the great stupa of Bodhnath, the old royal city of Patan, and many more. If you wish to do sightseeing with a guide and driver we can arrange this for you (extra cost can be paid on the the spot).
Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
 
Day 22:Departure
You will be transferred to the international airport according to your flight schedule by private vehicle.

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