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From Kathmandu: Everest High Passes 20-Day Trek

1. From Kathmandu: Everest High Passes 20-Day Trek

Trek through incredible landscapes while you soak in fantastic ancient cultures and unsurpassed views of snow-capped mountains on the "Everest High Passes 20-Day Trek," also known as "The Everest Circuit Trek." Visit Lower Khumbu, the three highest passes in the Khumbu region — namely, Renjo La, Cho La, and Kongma La — and Everest Base Camp. Marvel at the landscapes that stretch as far as the eye can see on an extended trekking tour that will challenge you at times, but also provide you with a memorable and unique experience in the Himalayas.  Itinerary: Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu. Meet at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Day 2: Trek preparation day in Kathmandu. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu. Day 3: Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding. 40-minute flight followed by a 3-hour hike. Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters/11,285 feet). 6-hour hike. Day 5: Hike to Khumjung Village. 4–6 hours hiking. Day 6: Trek to Thame. 4-hour hike. Day 7: Trek to Lungdeng, 5–6 hours hiking. Day 8: Trek to Gokyo (4,790 m/15,715 ft) via Renjo La Pass (5,360 m/17,585 ft) 6–7 hours hiking. Day 9: Trek to 5th Lake and back to Gokyo. 4–5 hours hiking. Day 10: Trek to Gokyo Ri (5,360 m/17,585 ft) and trek to Dragnag (4,700 m/15,420 ft) 7–8 hours hiking. Day 11: Trek to Dzongla (4,830 m/15,845 ft) via Cho La Pass (5,420 m/17,780 ft). 6–7 hours hiking. Day 12: Trek to Lobuche. 3–4 hours hiking. Day 13: Trek to Gorakshep (5,140 m/16,860 ft). Visit to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,598 ft). 6–8 hours hiking. Day 14: Trek to Kala Pattar (5,550 m/18,210 ft). Down to Lobuche (4,910 m/16,110 ft). 5–6 hours hiking. Day 15: Trek to Dingboche (4,410 m/14,470 ft) via Kongma-La Pass (5,535 m/18,160 ft). 7–8 hours hiking. Day 16: Trek back to Tengboche (3,860 m/12,665 ft). Visit Tengboche Monastery. 4–5 hours hiking. Day 17: Trek back to Jorsalle (2,740 m/8,990 ft) 5–6 hours hiking.Day 18: Trek back to Lukla. 5–6 hours hiking. Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu. 45-minute flight. Day 20: Transfer to the international airport.

Everest Three High Passes Trek: 17-Day Guided 3 Passes Trek

2. Everest Three High Passes Trek: 17-Day Guided 3 Passes Trek

Everest Three High Passes Trek is an adventure and ideal trekking route in the Everest region. Challenge your endurance and perseverance against the lofty high altitude Himalayan passes of the Everest region. Embark on the arduous journey of the Khumbu Circuit Trail. Experience the mini mountaineering adventure while trekking in Nepal. Are you an adventure freak? Do you crave adrenaline rush and wilderness thrill in your life? If yes, try Everest Three Pass Trek in Nepal. Cross three iconic high-altitude passes and reach the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest. Trekking to Everest Base Camp is the most famous trekking trip. However, it doesn’t include most of the attractions of Khumbu. However, Everest Three High Passes Trekking offers the overall experience of mountains, Sherpa village, lakes, and glaciers. Outline Itinerary of Everest Three High Passes Trek Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel Day 02: Fly to Lukla 2,820m and trek to Phakding village 2,640 m – 04 hrs. Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 06 hrs. Day 04: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization Day 05: Trek to Thame 3,880m – 04 hours Day 06: Trek to Marlung 4,137 m – 04 hours Day 07: Trek to Lungden 4,600 m – 04 hours. Day 08: Trek and cross over Renjo- La 5,465 m to reach Gokyo 4,800 m – 07 hrs. Day 09: Hike to Gokyo Ri at 5,330 m and trek to Thangnag at 4,750 m. Day 10: Cross Cho-la (Tshso-la) 5,367m to Dzongla 4,850 m – 07 hrs Day 11: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m – 05 hrs. Day 12: Trek to Gorakshep 5,170 m, Everest Base Camp 5, 364 m – 06 hrs. Day 13: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m trek to Lobuche – 04 hrs Day 14: Cross Kongma La 5,535 m to Dingboche 4, 330m – 08 hrs Day 15: Trek to Tengboche 3,867 m – 05 hrs Day 16: Trek to Monjo 2,880 m through Namche Bazaar – 06hrs Day 17: Trek back to Lukla for the last overnight in the Khumbu area – 04 hrs walk. Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Day 19: International departure for homeward bound

Everest Three high Passes Trek: A Journey of Majestic Peaks

3. Everest Three high Passes Trek: A Journey of Majestic Peaks

Are you ready for the ultimate adventure in the Himalayas? Look no further than the Everest Three Passes Trek, an epic journey that takes you through the heart of the Khumbu region, offering panoramic views of the world's highest peaks and the challenge of crossing three formidable mountain passes. Lace up your boots, prepare your backpack, and get ready for an experience of a lifetime. In this article, we will guide you through the full descriptive package of the Everest Three Passes Trek, providing you with all the information you need to embark on this extraordinary journey. Trek Itinerary Day 1: Lukla to Phakding Day 2: Phakding to Namche Bazaar Day 3: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar Day 4: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche Day 5: Tengboche to Dingboche Day 6: Acclimatization day in Dingboche Day 7: Dingboche to Lobuche Day 8: Lobuche to Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp Day 9: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar and Lobuche Day 10: Lobuche to Dzongla Day 11: Dzongla to Cho La Pass and Thangnak Day 12: Thangnak to Gokyo Day 13: Acclimatization day in Gokyo Day 14: Gokyo to Renjo La Pass and Marlung Day 15: Marlung to Namche Bazaar Day 16: Namche Bazaar to Lukla Scenic Highlights and Challenges Panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and other peaks Crossing high mountain passes: Kongma La, Cho La, and Renjo La Experiencing the Khumbu region's unique Sherpa culture Navigating steep ascents, descents, and rocky terrain Accommodation and Meals Tea houses and lodges along the trek Local cuisine and dining options Weather and Best Time to Trek Understanding the seasons and climate variations Ideal time for Everest Three Passes Trek Safety Tips and Precautions Hiring a qualified guide and porter Staying hydrated and acclimatizing properly Recognizing and managing symptoms of altitude sickness Carrying a comprehensive first aid kit Trekking Permits and Regulations Required permits and fees Complying with local rules and regulations

From Kathmandu: 16-Day Mount Everest 3 Passes Trek

4. From Kathmandu: 16-Day Mount Everest 3 Passes Trek

This is the ultimate Everest Circuit Trek meant for only the truly adventurous as this trail takes us from Thame to Gokyo over Renjo La pass (5345m) and Gokyo to EBC over Cho La pass (5420m). The trip begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the trailhead for Everest trek in the Khumbu Valley. From here, we trek to Namche Bazar, the Sherpa capital, before breaking off the main Everest trail and heading west to Thame and onwards towards the remote Nangpa Valley, close to the border with Tibet. Crossing through 5345m Renjo La is a tough day, but at the end of the day we are rewarded with breathtaking views of Everest, as well and mountains to the east and Cho Oyu to the west. Through a leisurely walk downhill we reach the serene beauty of Gokyo Lakes, where we will have a rest day, before climbing the famous view point of Gokyo Ri (5360m/17586ft) from where the mountain panorama is stunning: from distant Kusum Kanguru, Thamserku, Kyashar and Kantega in the southeast to the prominent Taboche and Cholatse as you turn eastward, to Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest, Changtse and Pumori. Our route continues over the colossal Ngozumpa Glacier then climbs to the foot of the next high pass, the Cho La. The crossing of the Cho La involves walking up steep screen, which is frequently icy, to reach a small glacier at the top, before zig zagging down the other side. We regain the main Everest trail the following day and continue up to Kala Patar and Everest Base Camp. From base camp, we complete our trekking circuit by returning to Lukla down the main Khumbu Valley passing by the many Sherpa villages of Khumbu Valley. Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m/4264 ft) Day 02: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 40 minutes flight; 3 - 4 hours trek Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 5 - 6 hours trek Day 04: Namche Bazaar: Rest and acclimatization Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m/12,660 ft): 5 - 6 hours trek Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft) 5 - 6 hours trek Day 07: Dingboche to Chhukung (4750m/15,580 ft), climb Chhukung Ri (5,546m): 6 – 7 hours trek Day 8: Cross to Kongma La pass (5535m/18,159ft Day 9: Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m/15,850 ft): 3 - 4 hours trek Day 10: Trek to Gokyo (4800m/15,580 ft) via Cho La pass (5368m/17,611 ft): 7 - 8 hours trek Day 11: Rest day in Gokyo: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357m/17,575 ft), tour 4th and 5th Gokyo lakes: 3 - 4 hours trek Day 12: Gokyo to Marlung (4210m/13,810 ft) via Renjo La Pass (5360m/17585 ft): 7 - 8 hours trek Day 13: Marlung to Namche Bazaar: 5 - 6 hours trek Day 14: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6 - 7 hours trek Day 15: Lukla to Kathmandu: 40 minutes flight Day 16: Final Departure- Home Sweet Home

Epic Adventure: 15 Days of Trekking to Everest Base Camp

5. Epic Adventure: 15 Days of Trekking to Everest Base Camp

DAY 1 : ARRIVAL You will be welcomed warmly and taken to the hotel comfortably by our team in a private vehicle. After arriving at the hotel, we will explain about the trek shortly then, you will enjoy a hearty dinner with Nepal’s kick in it and rest for the night. DAY 2 : KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING On this day, be ready to have your mind blown by the diversity and harmonical peace that Kathmandu has to offer. Along with that, you will also visit around and see as many Unesco world heritage sites as possible. Besides all these, the rich Newari culture and warm, hospitable people around will have you feeling warm and welcomed. DAY 3 : LUKLA/PHAKDING (2656 M) After collecting sights around Kathmandu, we leave for Tribhuvan International airport after breakfast and catch a flight to Lukla for the actual start of the Everest base camp trek. On arriving at Lukla after 30 to 35 minutes, the adventure begins. With a motive to guide us out of Lukla, you will first hike to the Pasang Lhamu Memorial Gate, from where the path of the trek goes down to the beautiful village of Phakkding along with other gorgeous Sherpa villages like Thalsharoa, Chheplung, Thado Koshi Gaon, and Chhuthawa. We are going to be pleased with a magical view of the Kusum Kangru and Dudh Koshi rivers. After walking for about 4 hours, Phakding welcomes us. DAY 4 : TREK TO NAMCHE (3450M) After an early morning breakfast, the trekking continues through a dense forest of pine and a few suspension bridges. We will also enjoy the sight of Toktok, Bengkar, and Chhamuwa, leading us to Monjo. From Monjo, you enter Sagarmatha National park after all the requirements are met. The trek begins to climb down from here steeply, and you will eventually be crossing the Dudh Koshi river by bridge. Then we arrive at Larja Dovan, followed by Larja bridge, walking the trail of the lower river bank and forest. Crossing the Larja bridge, the majestic view of Mt.Everest smiles at us. From here, to reach Mislung the rocky path crosses forests and hills. An easy walk from Mislung takes us to Namche. Upon arriving at Namche, you can either stroll around and explore Namche or rest at a teahouse. DAY 5 : ACCLIMATIZATION This day will be spent focusing on ways to prevent us from possible mountain sickness. Instead of sitting dully, we will be hiking for the entire day through Khunde, Khumjung, and back to Namche. You will get a view of Khunde, Namche, Ama Dablam, and Pachermo Peak from the Hillary Memorial viewpoint. On our way here, the trail offers a splendid view of Thamserku peaks before arriving at Khunde Tsamkhang, which is a stunning Buddhist temple which is located above Khunde village. We will explore Khunde and continue moving towards Khumjung, the Khumbu region’s largest village. Along with the Mani wall and Khumjung monastery, the village also has Hillary school, a school built by Sir Edmund Hillary. The night after the hike will be spent at Namche Bazar. DAY 6 : TREK TO TENGBOCHE (3870 M) After breakfast walking past Phunki Thanga through the village with the largest and most astonishing monastery in the Everest region climbing down, we reach Sagarmatha National park. From here, you will experience the most beautiful view of snow-capped mountains like Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Lhotse, and Nuptse. After these magical views, you arrive at Tengboche, from where we should be able to witness a Buddhist ceremony if you arrive on time. To relieve all the stress from the trek, accommodation will be arranged at a teahouse in Tengboche. DAY 7 : TREK TO DINGBOCHE (4410 M) On this day of Everest base camp trek, we will get sight of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam after trekking downhill through a beautiful rhododendron forest along with birch and conifers trees. Then you will move towards Pangboche, passing the Imja river by climbing down until Debuche. After reaching Pangboche, we continue to move forward, admiring the view of the Himalayas and Pangboche monastery. From here, in order to arrive in Dingboche, you will cross the beautiful Lobuche river and ascend for a while. Overnight stay in a teahouse at Dingboche. DAY 8 : ACCLIMATIZATION To tackle the possible sickness that The Everest base camp trek has, acclimatization is a must. For the day, we will be involved in actively walking around beautiful and small villages with terrific lands of farms, and fields of barley, buckwheat, and potatoes as it helps in acclimatization. Observing and admiring views of Mt.Makalu, Lhotse, Cholatse, Tawache, Ama Dablam, and others, you will also be part of the hike to Nagarjun hill. After a very pleasant and active day, the night will be spent in a teahouse at Dingboche. DAY 9 : TREK TO LOBUCHE (4940 M) After breakfast, you will move towards Lobuche. We will slowly climb up as the trail elevates higher and higher from here. Through boulder-strewn slopes that take you to Chupki Lhara climbing terminal moraine of Khumbu glacier, give you the thrill of adventure. On moving further up for a while from Khumbu glacier, the Everest base camp trek’s another destination for the day, Lobuche, is reached. Teahouse will be arranged for an overnight stay. DAY 10 : TREK TO GORAKSHEP (5170 M/EVEREST BASE CAMP (5364 M) Cherishing the glorious view of Mt. Everest along with other snow-capped peaks like Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, Nuptse, etc., we march towards Gorkashep after warm breakfast in the morning. Firstly you trek accompanied by moraine of Khumbu glacier. Before moving further through beautiful streams, and rocky paths along with other mountains that finally get us closer to Everest itself, you will devour lunch at Gorakshep. From this location, Nuptse, Khumbutse, and Pumori mountains will also come into our sight. The night will be spent in a teahouse at Gorakshep DAY 11 : KALAPATTHAR (5545 M)/PHERICHE (4288 M) The trek starts early in the morning to catch the golden sunrise with a climb up for several hours and to get us to Kalapatthar. The highlight of this particular day is the sunrise from Kalapatthar that strikes on Mount Everest and gives a golden reflection. On climbing down, you will be blessed with breathtaking views of other mountains like Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Taboche, Cholatse, and Lobuche. At Kalapatthar, you will enjoy a delicious breakfast and then move back to Gorakshep, then resume trekking to Pheriche through a rocky route. We will stop here and stay at a teahouse. DAY 12 : TREK TO NAMCHE After having breakfast in the morning, we will first leave for Tengboche by climbing down for a bit. You will again be back at Sagarmatha National Park, surrounded by majestic snowcapped mountains all the way to Namche. The accommodation for the night at Namche will be arranged in a teahouse. DAY 13 : TREK TO LUKLA We will get back to the place where the Everest base camp trek started, which is Lukla. Walking our way back to Pheding through divine Dudhkoshi, you will reach Lukla. Our trail has a suspension bridge of Thado Koshi river and small but vivid Sherpa villages. You will spend your last night on the lap of mountains in a teahouse. DAY 14 : KATHMANDU From Lukla airport, we take our flight back to Kathmandu. Since the whole day will be ahead of us after arriving at the capital, it is up to you to either take a stroll around the city or just rest in the hotel. DAY 15 : DEPARTURE Your flight will be scheduled for this day, and our staff will monitor and look after all the necessary requirements and see you off at the Tribhuvan International airport.

Everest Base Camp Trek with Gokyo Lakes - 16-Day Adventure

6. Everest Base Camp Trek with Gokyo Lakes - 16-Day Adventure

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative will warmly welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. Take the rest of the day to relax and explore the vibrant streets of Kathmandu at your own pace. Day 2: Flight to Lukla, Trek to Phakding (2,652m) Take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and begin your trek. Descend towards the Dudh Koshi River, until you reach Phakding. Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) Continue along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River, crossing thrilling suspension bridges. Ascend through pine forests and arrive at Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Everest region. Enjoy panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, and other peaks. Day 4: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar Spend a day in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize to the altitude. Explore the vibrant market, visit the Sherpa Museum. Day 5: Trek to Phortse Thanga (3,680m) Leave Namche Bazaar behind as you trek towards Phortse Thanga. Enjoy the serene beauty of rhododendron forests, encounter friendly locals, and soak in the peaceful atmosphere of this charming Sherpa settlement. Day 6: Trek to Machhermo (4,470m) Continue your journey, ascending through beautiful landscapes to reach Machhermo. Be captivated by the views of Cho Oyu, the world's sixth-highest mountain. Day 7: Trek to Gokyo (4,800m) Reach the magnificent Gokyo Lakes, a collection of turquoise glacial lakes surrounded by towering peaks. Day 8: Rest Day in Gokyo - Hike to Gokyo Ri (5,357m) Take a well-deserved rest day in Gokyo. Optionally, embark on a challenging hike to Gokyo Ri for breathtaking panoramic views of Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and other surrounding peaks. Day 9: Trek to Thagnak (4,700m) Bid farewell to the Gokyo Lakes as you make your way to Thagnak. Traverse the Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in the Himalayas. Day 10: Cross Cho La Pass (5,420m), Trek to Dzongla (4,830m) Today, conquer the challenging Cho La Pass, a high mountain pass that rewards you with incredible views of Ama Dablam and other peaks. Descend to Dzongla. Day 11: Trek to Lobuche (4,910m) Resume your trek towards Everest Base Camp. Trek through the rocky terrain of the Khumbu region and reach Lobuche Day 12: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364m), Return to Gorak Shep (5,164m) The highlight of your trek awaits as you reach the iconic Everest Base Camp. Stand at the foot of the world's tallest peak and soak in the indescribable sense of achievement. Return to Gorak Shep for a well-deserved rest. Day 13: Hike to Kala Patthar (5,545m), Trek to Pheriche (4,371m) Wake up early and hike to Kala Patthar for a breathtaking sunrise view over Everest, Lhotse, and other Himalayan giants. Descend to Pheriche Day 14: Trek to Namche Bazaar Retrace your steps as you descend through Pangboche and Tengboche to reach Namche Bazaar. Day 15: Trek to Lukla Continue your descent, Arrive in Lukla and reminisce about your adventure-filled journey in the Everest region. Day 16: Flight to Kathmandu

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