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Everest Three Passes Trek

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Duration

18 Days

Max. Elevation

5550Mm

Group size

Min 2-Pax

Level
DIFFICULT
Transportation
All ground transportation & domestic flight as per itinerary
Best Season
March to May, September to December
Accomodation
3* hotel in Kathmandu and tea house/lodge during the trek
Meals
Breakfast in Kathmandu & All meals during the trek
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
KTM - Lukla - Namche - Dingbuche - EBC - Namche - Lukla - KTM

Highlights

    • Sherpa valleys in the Khumbu region
    • Alpine flora and fauna
    • Everest region peaks and Lakes
    • Ngozumba glacier
    • Himalayan views including Mt. Everest (8848m)
    • Monasteries and Chhortens

The Everest region is home to amazing mountainous landscapes and sceneries. It provides trekkers with a wide variety of trekking destinations. Normally people tend to choose a lighter and easier way to explore this region. But for those who regard themselves as an extreme trekker this region provides options for those thrill-seekers. Among which The Three Passes Trek is one of the ideal treks. Suggested by the name itself the route consists of three major passes above 5000 m above sea level, namely Kong Ma La 5535m, Cho La 5420m, and Renjo La 5345m. Except for these passes, there are several points which are higher than the 5000 Meter, among which Kalapathhar is the highest with the elevation of 5550 m. As most of the trail is in the alpine zone, only the people with strong willpower and endurance can complete this trek. With this much of difficulty, the trek is blessed with magnificent views of the tall snowcapped mountains of the region. Everest 8850, Lhotse 8516, Makalu 8481, Cho Oyu 8188, Ama Dablam 6812m,  Thamserku 6623 are among the major peaks. Besides, the glaciers and the glacial lakes make this trek even more tempting. The longest Himalayan glacier Ngozumpa and the Khumbu glacier are the major glaciers in this region. There is also an abundance of water bodies in this region in the form of lakes, ponds, and streams. Gokyo Lake system is the major attraction whereas several smaller lakes do exist elevating above 5000 m. Some of them are even frozen throughout the year. The melting of ice and glaciers serves as an origin point for major rivers like Dudh Koshi, Bhote Koshi, and Imja Khola. Trees and plants are much of a rare encounter during this trek except for the regions below 4 thousand meters in elevation. Blue Sheep and some smaller rodents are most likely to be seen whereas Snow Leopards, Bears and wolves are nowhere to be seen. But different kinds of birds including different types of pheasants can be seen during the trek. The weather is mostly chill and sunny with clouds moving frequently. During the winter the region is mostly covered in the snow. These conditions make this region as a trekking paradise.

The itinerary for this trek is fairly long extending up to 21 days, but there are instances of people completing this trek in 15 days. But for the concern of health hazards, we have managed the trekking itinerary with adequate acclimatization days. Because we believe that with the right kind of preparation and motivation, anyone is going to be able to complete this trek with little to less difficulty. Here in Vertex Holiday, we encourage people to achieve something previously thought unachievable. So if you are seeking a trip of a lifetime and don’t mind spending a couple of weeks in the mountains, we will be pleased to arrange your trip.

Trip Itinerary

Day

1

Namaste and welcome to Nepal. As you arrive Kathmandu, Vertex Holiday’s airport representative will assist the hotel. After getting refreshed, our guide will provide insights about the trek. In the evening, there will be a typical Nepali dinner with cultural program.

Overnight at hotel


Day

2

Early in the morning fly to Lukla enjoying the picturesque Everest region Himalayas. Landing at Lukla, You will meet the rest of the crew who accompany us during the trekking. Then the trek starts smoothly through the easy trail and you can see the tiny settlements along with their potato fields. Crossing the steel bridge over Dudh Koshi River, we reach Phakding.

Overnight at lodge.


Day

3

After the delicious breakfast, we begin our trek, which is ascending high. Crossing bridges, we reach to the entry gate of Sagarmatha National Park at Jorsalle. Now the trail is steep high. We walk continually till we reach the horse-shoe shaped Namche Bazaar, which is one of the busiest settlements in the Everest region.

Overnight at lodge/tea house.

Day

4

Today is an acclimatization and exploration day. So, we explore this amazing village along with its neighboring parts as Khumjung and Everest view hotel. There are almost all the facilities and markets of all the goods. Basic facilities are available as health post/hospital, school, trade centers, and others. Hillary school is located there. The exploration hiking is also wonderful to understand the Sherpa culture and traditions, spirituality and hospitality. Back to lodge and rest.

Overnight at lodge/tea house.

Day

5

Beginning the trek from Namche Bazaar, we head towards the Tengboche monastery, following the River and walking through the oak, rhododendron and birch forest. You have a chance to see wild animals as wild goats, blue sheep, and others. The dazzling Himalayan views accompany us throughout the trail. We have lunch at Phunki Tenga, which lies beside the River. Gradually, we walk to Tengboche and explore the area.

Overnight at lodge/tea house.

Day

6

Mornings are normally chilling in the mountainous region. Having a warm breakfast, we begin our trek from Tengboche. The morning bells can be heard. Lamas and monks perform their rituals in the morning. The monastery is perhaps the highly located monastery in Nepal. On the lunch stop of Pangboche, we can again visit the oldest monastery of Everest. It takes a couple of hours to reach Dingboche from here. The views of Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Kwangde, Thamserku and others are brilliant. Reach to Dingboche and rest.

Overnight at lodge/tea house.


Day

7

Acclimatization day excursion and climb up Narsyang top (4967 m) walking (4 hrs up and 2 hrs down) stay overnight at the same lodge in Dingboche.

Day

8

We set out for the hiking to Chhukung valley. It is the last village the climbers stay who go climbing the Island peak. The trail is fine and the surrounding is dotted with potatoes and barley fields.

Overnight at lodge/tea house.

Day

9

We start at first light from Chhukung, as we have to conquest the highest pass of the trip today. We carry plenty of water and some snacks and a packed lunch as there are no Lodges on the way. We really enjoy the remoteness of the area and absolute nature. Just after some walk, there are 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 most difficult stage of the trek.

Overnight at lodge/tea house.

Day

10

Today we head for Gorakshep which is the highest place we will sleep. for lunch, we reach Gorakshep, where we also put our baggage. Carrying a day pack, we begin to ascend to the Everest base camp through the rocky trail that is prevailed with moraines. At the climbing seasons, Everest base camp remains full of tents, where climbers stay and do climbing practices. Taking sufficient snaps, we descend to Gorakshep and rest. 

Overnight at lodge/tea house.

Day

11

Getting up early, we hike up to Kalapatthar. For the breathtaking sunrise view over the snowy peaks, Kalapatthar is the best viewpoint. Also the awesome panoramas of Makalu, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse and Cho Oyu can be seen. Then we trek down to Gorakshep, have breakfast/lunch and trek down to Dzonglha. It’s a long walk, but superb excursion. 

Overnight at lodge/tea house.

Day

12

After breakfast early in the morning, we walk through the steep climbing route. Today is going to be one of the toughest days of our trip. The walk begins as we transverse through a spur extending westward from Dzongla. Most of the time, Cho La pass remains snowy. From the top, you can explore the views of Ama Dablam, Cholatse and others.

Overnight at lodge/tea house.

Day

13

It is an exploration day. After having breakfast, we ascend to the Gokyo Ri. Or we hike to the 4th and 5th Lake. The views of Everest, Cho-Oyu, Gyachung, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makulu can be explored from the Gokyo top. The longest glacier in Nepal, Ngozumba glacier can be seen from there. Exploring the natural wonders, we trek down to the Gokyo valley and rest.

Overnight at lodge/tea house.

Day

14

The path climbs gently up the flank of Gokyo Ri and then zigzags precariously up a finger of the gray screen above the northwest corner of the lake. We proceed early for a walk down from the Gokyo Valley, we leave the main trail and turn to Renjo La trail by Dudh Pokhari. After about 3 hours, we gain the Renjo La where a dazzling vista awaits. The Everest itself, Lhotse, Cholatse, and Taboche can be seen shining in the sun. Views from Renjo La are much like that from Gokyo Ri with third Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Village beneath the gray smear of Ngozumpa Glacier. We walk almost for an hour from Lumden (4350m) to get to Marlung on the east bank of the Bhote Kosi.

Overnight at lodge/tea house.

Day

15

Down from the Marulung we cross the Bhote Kosi and descend to Taranga. The trail then goes through the valley of Langmuche Khola. This stream drains down from Dig Tsho, the glacial lake that burst its banks in 1985, causing devastating floods along the Dudh Kosi Valley to moraine to Thame. Thame has a sprawling village with a few lodges and stunning mountains like Thamserku, Katenga, Kusum Kangguru, etc. Overlooking Thame is its famous Gompa situated some the fields, on a hill to the west. Established some 325 years ago, the Gompa has three big images of Chenresig (Avalokiteswara), Guru Rimpoche, Buddha Sakyamuni. Colorful Mani Rimdu festival featuring colorful mask dances is held in this Gompa in May. We climb down after crossing a bridge after then eventually reach Samde. The place offers breathtaking views. The path steeply descends down to Thamo village which hosts a monastery called Khari Goma which is a nunnery being home to some nuns and monks. We eventually reach Namche again through some Gompas, colorful prayer flags, Mani walls, and Chortens.

Overnight at lodge/tea house.

Day

16

This is the last trekking day. We have breakfast and begin the excursion through the steep trail from Namche Bazaar. Checking out from the national park counter, we reach Monju and head further crossing the suspension bridges. Passing Phakding, the normal route begins. We gradually reach our concluding point at Lukla. We celebrate our successful trek with all the team members. It is the last day of the trek for our crew.

Overnight at lodge/tea house.

Day

17

It’s time to bid farewell to this Himalayan town and fly back to Kathmandu. The Himalayan peaks that became familiar to us can be explored for the last time if the weather is clear. Landing in Kathmandu, you transfer to the hotel and take a rest.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day

18

Having a good memory with Vertex Holiday our representative drops you at the airport for your final departure.

Inclusions

    • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
    • Two-night accommodation in Kathmandu(Twin sharing basis) Three-star hotel with BB plan
    • Two-way airfare for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
    • Airport pick up and drop  off for Lukla flight by private vehicle
    • All meal during the trek time in the mountain (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
    • Accommodation during the trek  with Twin sharing basis
    • An experienced, English speaking, knowledgeable, skillful and helpful government license holder trekking guide and porter to carry your luggage(max:-25kg) including their all kind of cost i.e. Transportation, salary, insurance, equipment, meals, and accommodation
    • All kind of necessary paperwork for your trip (TIMS card and permit – please bring 3 PP size photos)
    • Government taxes and office service charges
    • Nepalese visa fee
    • International airfare
    • Personal travel insurance
    • All kind of drinks, snacks and personal ordered food during trekking time
    • All kind of personal expenses
    • Hot shower during the trekking if needed to pay
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Rescue charge (if needed)
    • Tips for trekking staff

Complimentary

    • Comprehensive medical kit 
    • Duffle bag for Trekking 
    • Snack of seasonal fruit during the trek

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