3 Passes Everest Trek

Gokyo And Gokyo Lake With Cholatse And Taweche

Trek with high passes is another classic and ultimate trek in Nepal.Trekking in Everest region is itself an amazing journey to the land of the highest peak in the world Mt. Everest 8848m.The Everest region is popularly known in the world for its glorious and highest mountain Mount Everest 8848m.This trek takes us through the three beautiful Himalayan valleys: Gokyo, Khumbu, Imja Tse, Gokyo Ri, Chola Pass, Everest Base Camp, Kalapathar, etc. No doubt, one can fulfill his/her dream of trekking and climbing to the highest place on earth in this trek. Besides, the trek provides thrill of adventure and widens their experience towards the peak climbing expedition beyond trekking in Nepal. One can have the stunning view of the mountains like- Lhotse, Nuptse, Baruntse, Ama Dablam and Makalu. Experience culture and wilderness adventure in this trek. Trails passing through amazing glaciers, passes and beautiful majestic views and cultural experience add much more pleasure and amazing journey through this trek.

Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

On arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu we will be there to greet you and escort you to the hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.

 

Day 02: Trip Preparation Day & sightseeing

Today after breakfast our tour guide will be guiding you to the world UNESCO heritage sites such as Swyambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar square for half day and get ready for your adventure. Overnight in Kathmandu.

 

Included meals:Breakfast

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) then trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek

After breakfast, we will be taken to the domestic terminal of TIA for an early morning flight to Lukla. After flying above the breathtaking green and white mountains, we reach Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. We begin our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla until we reach Phakding. To assist in acclimatization, we only have a short hike today. Overnight in Phakding.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft): 5-6 hours

After breakfast, we walk through beautiful pine forests and then along Dudh Koshi River ending our nature-filled journey at Namche Bazaar. After walking for almost over an hour, we come across the beautiful view of  Mt. Thamserku (6,608m) We continue walking until we reach the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park, Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading centre of this region. On this day we cross five suspension bridges, the last one also known as the Hillary Bridge due to it being the highest. It is an uphill walk from Hillary Bridge to Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 05: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): Acclimatization Day

This is the day set aside for acclimatization. But we will be doing some activity rather than staying idle.There are a few options set aside for this day. We can either stroll around Namche’s quaint villages or come in contact with the Sherpa people and their rich culture, or we can hike up to the Everest View Hotel and enjoy an up-close view of the mighty Everest. While in the Namche village or upon returning from the hike to the Everest View Hotel, trekkers may also visit the local museum containing exhibits displaying the area’s native flora and fauna as well as the history of the Mount Everest region.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Thame (3736m/12255 ft): 5 – 6 hours

Our trail heads west along the valley of the Bhote Koshi River. The views of the Himalayas including Kongde Ri (6187 m), Khumbi Yul La (5765 m), Kusum Kanguru (6,373 m) are fantastic. The first village we pass through is Phortse where a nursery was established by Sir Edmund Hillary’s Himalayan Trust. After descending to the river, we cross a bridge before making a steep climb to Thame, situated at an important juncture along the old primary trade route to and from Tibet via the Nangpa La (pass). Overnight in Thame.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 07: Thame to Lumde (4368 m/14328 ft): 3- 4 hours

After breakfast we visit Thame Gompa which is a 350-year-old monastery beautifully located in the cliffs above Thame. After spending some time here we continue our trek to Lumde. The trail climbs gently over the moraine and continues our ascent to Lumde. We follow the route used for centuries by the Himalayan traders who ferried salt and grains across the Nangpa-La pass into Tibet. Overnight in Lumde.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 08: Lumde: acclimatization day

This is the second day set aside for us to acclimatize to the high altitude thus preventing any symptoms of AMS(Acute Mountain Sickness). Taking the time to acclimatize today should help us with the next day’s climb over the Renjo La pass. We can spend this day resting and hiking. There are many spots in the area that guarantee amazing views of the surrounding and of course the Himalayan vista. Overnight in Lumde.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 09: Lumde to Gokyo via Renjo La Pass (5360m/17585 ft): 7 – 8 hours

Today  after breakfast we cross the first of the three passes, Renjo-La. It is a tough climb but the view from the top makes the climb worthwhile. As we trek further we see prayer flags that signal the pass. The view from the top of the pass is spectacular. We see Gokyo Lakes, Ngozummpa Glacier, Everest, Lhotse and other Himalayas. From here we descend to Gokyo. Overnight in Gokyo.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 10: Acclimatization Day in Gokyo Valley: Hike to Gokyo Ri (5,330 m/17,483 ft)

This is an another amazing rest day at the high altitudes for our trip .If the weather is good, we climb Gokyo Ri today instead of the next day and enjoy amazing mountain vistas from the best viewpoint of the Everest Region. Climbing Gokyo Ri is obviously strenuous as it is steep and takes about 3 to 4 hours to reach the top. But the sight of the Gokyo village located at the edge of the third lake overlooked by Cholatse and the broad Nogzumpa Glacier is spectacular. At Gokyo Ri we are surrounded by more than 10 mighty Himalayas. The sight of sunrays kissing Everest which towers over all the surrounding peaks is astounding. However, if the weather is not fit for climbing, we visit the fourth and fifth Gokyo lakes. We can also climb on a hill, also called Scoundrel’s Viewpoint, at the edge of the lakes to get astounding views of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makulu. Overnight in Gokyo.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 11: Gokyo to Thaknak (4750 m/15,580 ft): 5-6 hours

If the weather was not good for climbing Gokyo Ri the previous day, we then do so today. After breakfast, we climb out of the Gokyo village to a ridge then trek through the Ngazumpa Glacier to the mountain on the other side. Next, traverse along the edge of that mountain and then meander into Thaknak. It will be a short hike today with an afternoon of rest which will prepare us for long hiking days and elevation gain to come. Overnight in Thaknak.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 12: Thaknak to Cho La pass (5367 m/17,604 ft) to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 8-10 hours

After breakfast we begin our adventure with the toughest days of the trip. The Cho La pass is not itself difficult, but it is steep and involves a glacier traverse on the eastern side. We need to be careful as the trail is vertical and the rocks glazed by ice may cause trouble by making the trail slippery.  The trail from Phedi climbs through a ravine and a rocky trail. While trekking through the side of a frozen lake, we reach at the top of the pass which is decorated with prayer flags. The pyramidal Ama Dablam presides over a range of mountains on the south even as Cholatse soars to the west and Lobuche East and Baruntse rises sharply to our right. We need to pass through some crevasses before we reach Dzongla, another beautiful place with a complete view of Mt. Cholatse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Lobuche Peak and the Pheriche Village far below. We climb down from Dzongla and walk through a grassy trail while enjoying the view of Lobuche Peak. The trail curves through the wide river bed before reaching Lobuche. Overnight in Lobuche.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 13: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17,594 ft): 6-7 hours

Today after breakfast We take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the  Gorak Shep village Continuing straight ahead on the rocky sharp stones, The walk is strenuous due to thin air in the high altitude. We pass through rocky dunes, moraine and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, we see tents of mountaineers that stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray surroundings (especially in the spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori are the mountains we can view from the base camp. We then get back to Gorak Shep for a good night’s rest. Overnight in Gorak Shep.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 14: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545m/18,192ft] and back to Lobuche (4940m/16,207ft): 7-8 hours

We prepare for an early morning departure, amid pre-dawn darkness and cold temperatures (-10 to -14 C). Plus, there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself. But it is upon reaching Kala Patthar that we get to see 360 degree up-close and formidable views of Mt. Everest. We take pictures, enjoy the magnificent mountain panorama, and then return back to Lobuche for a good night’s rest. Overnight in Lobuche.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 15: Lobuche to Kongma La (5,535m/18,159ft) to Chhukung (4,730m/15,518ft): 6-7 hours

After breakfast, we trek via Khumbu Glacier to Kongma La Base Camp (5,000 m/16,404 ft). The ascent to Kongma La pass is the most difficult part of our trek today. In the Kongma La, we see cairns wrapped in prayer flags to mark the pass. Then we descend gradually to Imja Khola valley, followed by another descent to Chhukung, a small summer settlement. After reaching Chhukung we will also check our equipment in order to get ready for our ultimate climb. Overnight in Chhukung

Note: If we do not want to undertake the Kongma La pass, we can follow another route via Dingboche to Chhukung instead.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 16: Chukkung  to Pangboche (3,985m/13,074ft) 5-6 hours

Today’s walk will be a much easier as we descend to the lower altitudes. Following the same route back through the wide valley of Khumbu Khola, we pass through the beautiful Sherpa villages Orsho and Shomare. We can also take a different trail to visit the Gompa in Upper Pangboche, which is believed to be the oldest in the Khumbu region or take the regular trail to reach Pangboche. Pangboche is a scenic village surrounded by Everest to its north, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kangtaiga to the east, the Kongde range to the south and the Imja Tse River flowing through the wide fertile valley.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 17: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar: 4-5 hours

From Pangboche we retrace our steps down to the Imja Khola and up through the forest to Tengboche. If interested, we can also visit nuns at the Tengboche monastery. After lunch at Tengboche, we continue through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. After crossing the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, our trail follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests before reaching Sansa. We keep a lookout for wildlife such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc., while passing through the forest. After passing a chorten, we reach the army camp at Namche Bazaar.  Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 18: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6-7 hours

Today after breakfast We descend on a steep trail so it is important that we walk cautiously as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, the trail becomes more level. After reaching Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. Overnight in Lukla.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 19: Fly to Kathmandu

We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If we want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, we may do that today. A night of celebration !!!!!!!!!!

Included meals:Breakfast Dinner

Day 20: Final departure

Time to say good bye and see you again, we will escort you to the airport 3 hours before your flight. Namaste and see you again!!!!!!!!

Included meals:Breakfast

 

 

Trekking region: Everest
Accommodation: – Tea house
Maximum altitude: 5545m
Mode of Travel: Flight (Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu)
Himalayan sights: Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori and more.
Trek Grade: – Strenuous
Trek Duration: 20 Days

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