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19 Day Everest Three High Passes Trek

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What You'll Do
  • Tibetain Monastries
  • Namche Bazzar
  • Gokyo Lake and koyo ri
  • Cola La pass/ Renjo la pass and Kumbla la pass
  • Everest Base Camp
  • Kalapatthar
Everest three passes trek lies in the most popular trekking region of Khumbu Nepal and for good reason; it offers some of the most spectacular scenery in the country and hence has become one of the most sought after adventure trips in the world.
What to Expect
Day 1: Arrival day. (1,300m/4,264 ft) 

Up on arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International airport; we will provide a pickup service and assist you to the hotel. We meet you later on the day or early the following to allow you to settle in where we will take you to our head office to brief you in your upcoming adventureTrek. Overnight stay in kathmandu.

Day 2: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft) 

After breakfast, you will begin our city tour which includes visits to Kathmandu’s most popular sites of interest such as Bouddha Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey temple) and Kathmandu Durbar Square. After finishing the city tour we meet again to check the provisions for the trip such as your clothing and trekking equipment; sleeping bag, down jacket and trekking boots. In the meantime you can ask questions regarding your adventure of a lifetime trip. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft) 

As per flight time, our guide will meet you at your hotel and takes you to the domestic airport to fly in to Lukla. It is a scenic flight of about 35 minutes, once you get in to the Lukla, breakfast at the lodge will be taken and your luggage will be prepared by our porters. Your adventure now starts. The walking begins through the stone paved trails towards Bhaisekharka. The start of the journey has few up downs on the way to Phakding. You will pass through plenty of prayer Rocks (Mani in local language). After getting in to the lodge at Phakding, you can freshen up and take it easy but short walk to the village or hike up to the Gompa will help you to get acclimatized. Stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazzar. (3440m/11,283ft) 

After hot breakfast at your lodge, the trail leads towards the suspension bridge and an easy uphill to Monju from where Sagarmath National Park begins. After short National Park formalities, drop down to the river, cross another suspension bridge and continue walking to the high Hilary Bridge at the bottom of the hill. After the bridge the trail leads uphill to the Namche Bazzar. The trail begins on a fairly steep grade and then evens out further ahead. You will feel the first effects of altitude and it is recommended to not walk too quickly.  On the way you will have great views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Kusum Khangru and more. Stay overnight at the Lodge.

Day 5: Explore day 

This is a mandatory acclimatization day that allows your body to adjust to the effects of altitude. Instead of staying in the lodge, we recommend you to walk which allows the body to adjust to the rarified air more quickly. Today you’ll explore the Museum, visit Khumjung and Khongde village where you can enjoy the views of Mt. Everest and surroundings peaks. You can also visit Thame which is an old Sherpa village as an option. For the remainder of the day you can explore Namche Bazzar where you can use Internet, visit National Park head office, Museum and monastery or enjoy a coffee and visit the bakery as per your interest and time.  Stay overnight at Namche.

Day 6: Trek to Thame (3,800m/12,467ft) 

After breakfast at Namche, the trail leads to the old village called Thamo which is an easy walk through the valley. Thamo is a small Sherpa village. After exploring the village, the trail leads to Thame. After lunch, rest a little and explore the Sherpa village and its culture. There is small Hydro power plant where you can visit. Stay overnight at the Lodge.

Day 7: Trek to Lungde (4,380m/14,370ft) 

After breakfast at the lodge, an easy walk to Marlung through the Bhote Koshi River where you can have short break. Then the trail leads uphill to Lumde through the dry valley. It provides interesting walking where you can enjoy the views of the snow peaked mountains and the valley. Today you won’t see Sherpa villages because Thame is the last village in the valley. Once you get in to the village, we recommend hiking above the lodge to get acclimatized. Stay overnight at the Lodge.

Day 8: Trek to Gokya via Renjo la (4,790m/15,715ft) 

After breakfast the trail leads uphill for an hour and half and then easy walking for a while. At the end, there is hard climb to get to the top of the Renjo La from where you will have an awesome view of Mt. Everest with Mt.Nuptse with surrounding peaks. You will also see Gokyo lake which has breathtaking views. From the top of the Renjo La the trail drops down to the Third Lake (Gokya lake) and then it’s a short walkto the lodge. After time to rest at the lodge, it’s a short climb to the ridge from where you will explore the Ngozumpa glacier which is amazing looking with its small glacier lakes. Stay overnight at Gokyo lodge. 

Day 9: Trek to Thangnag (4,700m/15,419ft) 

This is an easy day but we suggest you to start early because you will have to walk through the Ngozumpa glacier which is the longest glacier in Nepal. While crossing this glacier you will hear many sounds of rocks falling into the small glacier lake. There are many rocks on the way which have ice underneath. During the sunny day ice melts pretty fast so we should cross this glacier before the sun gets strong. Once you get in to the Thaknak, we suggest climbing up to the small hill to help your body acclimatize. Stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 10: Trek to Dughla via Chola pass (4,620m/15,157ft) 

Today is the hardest day of the trip. After eating breakfast, the trail climbs steeply, following a small stream and then the trail drops down to the bottom of the Chola. After that, the trail climbs very steeply and leads you through a rocky section toward the top. The top of the pass, which has some prayer flags, offers mind blowing views of the Gokyo Valley and it will remain with you for a lifetime. The decent off the pass is icy for a while and then it’s a steep, rocky and icy walk into Zungla. Stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 11: Trek to Gorak Shep (5,140m/16,863ft) 

After a hot breakfast at the lodge, it’s an easy downhill for a while and then a few ups and downs to Lobuche. Then the trail leads toward Gorekshep through the rocky trail. On the way you will have great views of the Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse,Mt. Pumori and more. You will be able to see Khumbu Glacier on the way. After few up downs, you will reach Gorekshep which is located at the bottom of Kalapatthar. Stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 12: Visit Everest Base camp (5,364m/17,598ft) 

This is the day which will fulfill your dreams to visit the base camp of the highest peak in the Earth. It is a 3 hour walk through the ridge of the Khumbu glacier. You will enjoy the surrounding views of the glacier and mountains. There are Buddhist prayer flags which are the symbol of the Base Camp. During the climbing season there will be an array of tents and a hive of activity as mountaineering parties prepare to summit Everest. After exploring the area, trek down to the lodge and relax for the remainder of the day at the lodge. Stay overnight.

Day 13: Hike to Kalapatthar and Trek to Lobuche (4,910m/16,108ft) 

Today you will have to start your day without breakfast in the morning which is a 2 hour hike up to Kalapatthar; the greatest view point of Mt. Everest, Nuptse,  Pumori , Amadablam,  Thamerserku, Mera Peak and many more. After taking photographs, trek down to the lodge at Gorekshep for breakfast and continue your walk down to Lobuche. Stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 14: Trek to Chukung (4,730m/15,510ft) 

After breakfast at the lodge, your day will start walking through Khumbu glacier towards east. After crossing the glacier and river the trail leads up to the pass which is the highest pass of this trip. There will be no tea shop and water resource so that you will have to carry a few bottles of water to drink. After a hard climb to the top, the trail drops steeply down to the Chukung valley where your day ends. Stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 15: Trek to Tengboche (3,860m/12,664ft) 

Today is an easy day which is downhill through the valley. The trail continues down to  Dingboche, passing through few Sherpa villages along the way. After Pangboche village the trail drops down to the river and crosses the bridge. After that the trail leads up to  Tengboche where  one of Nepal’s most important monasteries lies sitting on a hill surrounded by massive peaks.  An evening visit monastery is possible where you can see a Buddhist ceremony taking place. Stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 16: Trek to Namche Bazzar (3440m/11,283ft) 

Today your day starts walking steeply downhill through a Rhododendron forest. Once you get to the bottom of the hill, cross the bridge and climb steeply through pine and Juniper forest to Khumjung. After exploring the village at Khumjung, lunch will be held and continue walking to Namche Bazzar to stay overnight.

Day 17: Trek to Lukla (2,840m/9,317ft) 

After breakfast at the lodge, the trail drops downhill through the pine forest till to the bridge and continue walk to the Monju. Again some formalities had to be done at the check post of the National park at Monju then continue walk to the Phakding for the lunch. After that your last day of the trek continue to the Lukla. Stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft) 

Normally, flights are always in the morning due to the weather. Your guide will do all airport formalities by the time you have had breakfast at the lodge and fly out to Kathmandu.

Day 19: Departure day. 

Today is the last day of the trip with us.
What's Included
  • 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu guided city tour
  • Tims and National park permits
  • Flight tickets to Lukla and return
  • Airport transfer
  • Airport tax
  • English speaking guide
  • One porter (Sherpa) from Lukla
  • Three times meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)
  • Accommodation (mountain lodge) during the trek
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket, duffel bag if required
  • Water purified drops
  • Local tax
What's Not Included
  • Nepal Arrival visa
  • Insurance
  • All kinds of drinks/ tea/coffee/mineral water/coke, beer etc
  • Snacks/battery charging/phone calls/Hot shower
Meeting Point

Kathmandu Airport or as per your convenient (0nly in Kathmandu) (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
Due to unpredictable weather conditions in the Himalayas there may be unforeseen schedule changes with domestic flights to Lukla and from Lukla. The flights may be delayed for several hours or pushed back by a day or more, depending on the circumstances. Although this is rare, it can happen even during the best trekking seasons. As you know, high altitude weather conditions can be difficult to predict. Therefore, we strongly suggest that you plan for this by allowing for an extra day or two in Nepal after your trek, if possible. This will help ensure that you have some flexibility with regard to your trek. On the other hand, if everything goes according to plan, you will have time to enjoy other activities such as rafting, wildlife viewing, shopping, or just relaxing after your adventure.
*Another option (in case of flight delay/cancellation) is to take a helicopter to/from Lukla. If you choose to go this route, we can arrange everything upon request.

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