Everest Three Passes Trekking 19 Days
Everest Three Passes Trekking is the ultimate trek and complete package for those looking for the hardest way to trek the Everest Region. However, with the right actual planning and psychological determination, it can really be a highly adventurous experience in which you really get away from the crowds and completely immerse yourself in the mountains. Everest Three Passes Trekking includes three passes of the Everest region that are: “Kongma La (5,535/18,159 ft), Cho La (5,420m/17,782ft), and Renjo La (5,340m/17,520ft)” these passes are also the challenging highlights of this trek. The three peaks Kalapathar (5,545 m), Gokyo Ri (5,483 m), and Chukung (5,550 m), and hiking to Everest base camp make these three passes trek most enduring and adventurous trekking destination.
19 days trip begins with an amazing flight to Lukla (the main entrance gate of the Everest three passes trek). This trek goes through several picturesque villages and fine valleys where you will get an opportunity to come closer with locals. You will learn about their unique lifestyle, practice, and culture in this extreme region. Settlements like Phakding, Chhukung, Tengboche, Dingboche, Namche Bazaar are part of this trek. Crossing these villages will likewise pass numerous mani walls, suspension bridges, gompas, petition wheels, flags, monasteries. This trek doesn't limit itself to mountain views and passes. Gokyo Lakes are also a part of this adventurous trek, these frozen lakes add a special feeling to an amazing experience of high passes trekking. Witnessing these lakes from a distance and crossing by their sides makes this trip more eventful.
Everest Three Passes Trekking is the most happening and challenging trek in Nepal. With ordinary trekking, one can become tired of exploring so many wonderful things in a single trek. Thus, in case you are an adventurous person who can take all of the challenges and beautiful things of this trek, this is the journey that you are missing out on. Exploring the lifestyle of the local Sherpa people and enjoying the beautiful view of the Everest region is as exciting as it sounds.
Everest Three Passes Trekking 19 Days Outline Itinerary
|Day 01:||Arrive in Kathmandu - Altitude: 1,400 m|
|Day 02:||Guided Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley|
|Day 03:||Fly to Lukla - Altitude: 2,804 m and Trek to Phakding - Altitude: 2,610 m | Trek: 3 hours|
|Day 04:||Namche Bazaar - Altitude: 3,441 m | Trek: 5.5 hours|
|Day 05:||Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day|
|Day 06:||Thame - Altitude: 3800 m/12540 ft | Trek: 5/6 hours|
|Day 07:||Lumde - Altitude: 4380 m/14455 ft. | Trek: 5/6 hours|
|Day 08:||Gokyo (4,790 m) via Renjo-la Pass - Altitude: 5360 m/17685 ft. | Trek: 6/7 hours|
|Day 09:||Thangna - Altitude: 4,500 m | Trek: 4 hours|
|Day 10:||Cross Cho La pass (5,300 m) and Trek to Dzongla (4,710 m) | Trek: 7 hours|
|Day 11:||Gokarshep - Altitude: 5,140 m m | Trek: 4-5 hours|
|Day 12:||Everest Base Camp (5357m/17678 ft), back to Gorakshep | Gorakshep: 5140 m/16960 ft | Trek: 6/7 hrs|
|Day 13:||Kalapatthar (5550 m/18315 ft) , trek back to Lobuche (4910 m/16203 ft) | Trek: 5/6 hrs|
|Day 14:||Chhukung (4750 m/15675 ft) via Kongma-la pass(5535 m/18265 ft.) | Trek: 6/7 hrs|
|Day 15:||Tengboche - Altitude: 3,860m | Trek: 4/5 hrs|
|Day 16:||Namche - Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft | Trek: 4/5 hrs|
|Day 17:||Lukla - Altitude: 2840/ 9372 ft | Trek: 4/5 hrs|
|Day 18:||Fly to Kathmandu - Altitude: 1350/4428 ft | Flight: 30 minutes|
|Day 19:||Departure Transfer - Altitude: 1350/4428 ft|
Everest Three Passes Trekking 19 Days Detail Itinerary Expand All
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu - Altitude: 1,400 m
Today the first day of our trip, we send our organization agents to pick you up at Tribhuwan International Airport. You will be warmly welcomed with greetings and shifted towards tourist standard inn. We additionally plan a gathering at our office for instructions and regards for a trek. Today we host welcome dinner in appreciated Nepalese local restaurant, where you can enjoy cultural dance and music with great Nepali food.
Day 02: Guided Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu valley itself is able to capture major attractive cultural and historical sites. Today we step forward for sightseeing some historical spots; Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) which are on UNESCO World Heritage Site. After spending some hours to inspect these spots, we return back for finalizing our trekking equipment, which is required during our trek. On the second day, we spend our night at the same hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla - Altitude: 2,804 m and Trek to Phakding - Altitude: 2,610 m | Trek: 3 hours
Today is the first day to be ready for our walk. We will be shifted towards Tribhuwan International Airport by our private comfort vehicle to load up an early morning flight towards Lukla. (30 to 35 minutes) flight over high white Himalayas will finally land at Tenzing Hillary Airport, Lukla. After stepping Lukla, we meet with our crew members and start our quick bag packing and arrangements to develop our walk forward. Walking 4 hours through the downhill and flat trail leaving Lukla reaches Phakding for stay overnight.
Day 04: Namche Bazaar - Altitude: 3,441 m | Trek: 5.5 hours
Today we aim to step Namche Bazaar before leaving Phakding. Triggering our trek forward, we move towards Monjo (Sagarmatha National Park stop) crossing several settlements and few suspension bridges. On achieving Sagarmatha National Park, guide deals with fundamental National stop customs at the entrance while you can enjoy tea houses and shops there. Starting trek through the vertical drop down the slope will offer a couple of suspension bridges and this trail leads uphill towards Namche Bazaar to spend a night there.
Day 05: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day
As we are on the height above 3,400 m, acclimatization is very important before stepping additional elevation so we don’t develop our trek but stay active and we plan to visit nearby village Khumjung or hike up to Sherpa settlement on Thame. Leisure time can be utilized by visiting the National park head office, Museum or monasteries throughout Namche Bazaar. We spend this night at the same lodge in Namche Bazaar.
Day 06: Thame - Altitude: 3800 m/12540 ft | Trek: 5/6 hours
Sixth-day early morning leaving traditional Everest base camp route, clockwise flat trail drops to Phurte crossing Gongla joined by various religious communities and chortens. Passing Thesebu River, we climb up towards Thamo and after exploring Thamo town there we ascend the trail along crossing the suspension bridge over Bhote Koshi River to reach Thame. For remaining hours, we explore Thame village and stay overnight there.
Day 07: Lumde - Altitude: 4380 m/14455 ft. | Trek: 5/6 hours
Leaving Thame, our trail follows the south bank of Bhote Koshi River along we climb up Marulung passing few suspension bridges, little settlements, short and long mini walls, religious communities, Monasteries and Mane in the way. On crossing a bridge of Marulung, we follow north bank of Bhote Koshi River and start to walk towards uphill to Lumde through the dry valley. We spend this night at lodge in Lumde.
Day 08: Gokyo (4,790 m) via Renjo-la Pass - Altitude: 5360 m/17685 ft. | Trek: 6/7 hours
Today, our trail takes us to the principal goal of the trek Renjo La (5,360 m). Walk is quite difficult and the way is very tricky. Walking upward about one and a half hours, we reach the base of Renjo La pass and walk comes to be comparatively easy. From here we develop our step forward to cross out the first tough pass of our trip along with move continuously towards Gokyo Lake. We walk up to the rigid to enjoy the amazing view of the largest Glaciers of Himalayas and stay overnight there after stepping Gokyo.
Day 09: Thangna - Altitude: 4,500 m | Trek: 4 hours
Quitting lake behind, we start our trek early morning because the sunny days melt the ice and make the trial more slippery and difficult to walk so we need to cross Ngozumba glacier (largest glacier of Himalayas) before the sun grows stronger. After passing huge glacier following its bank we slightly descend towards Dragnag along after stepping our aimed destination we sight nearby hills and spent our overnight there.
Day 10: Cross Cho La pass (5,300 m) and Trek to Dzongla (4,710 m) | Trek: 7 hours
Today we step second aimed destination point of your trek, Chola Pass (5,420 m). Walking through the vertical trail along a little stream crossing Chola Phedi, trail drops us down to the base of Chola pass along walking with little struggle and tricky steps through lofty rough trial takes us to the highest point of Chola pass. Flattering praying flags, wonderful view of Gokyo valley are really breathtaking offers from the top along after some moment, we descend following the icy and rocky trail which takes us to Dzongla and further descends to Dughla for overnight.
Day 11: Gokarshep - Altitude: 5,140 m m | Trek: 4-5 hours
Spitting Dughla, we begin our easy downhill walk until we meet traditional Everest base camp route and crossing Thokla pass, we keep on ascending towards Lobuche. Following the west bank of Khumbu glacier, we start walking upward till Lobuche pass. After crossing this pass, we meet the junction point of two glaciers and converges to Khumbu Glacier along we walkthrough across this glacier to meet our aimed destination Gokershep for overnight.
Day 12: Everest Base Camp (5357m/17678 ft), back to Gorakshep | Gorakshep: 5140 m/16960 ft | Trek: 6/7 hrs
Today we head towards Everest base camp leaving trail to Kalapathar. Catching the rigid of Khumbu glacier, we hike towards base camp and after stepping there we will be offered by best greed of colorful Buddhist prayer flags and 360° view from height with many high snowy mountains. We spent some hours exploring the views and areas there and walk back down towards Gokarshep. Leisure time will be wasted by exploring Gokarshep and we spent our twelfth night there in Gokarshep.
Day 13: Kalapatthar (5550 m/18315 ft) , trek back to Lobuche (4910 m/16203 ft) | Trek: 5/6 hrs
Though our aimed destination is Lobuche, early morning we walk up for two hours towards Kalapathar view point before sunrise to catch the stunning color changing view of Kalapathar by first sunrays of the day along that we enjoy many eye catching views of tall mountains before heading down towards Gokarshep and continuously we walk from Gokarshep to reach Lobuche for overnight stay.
Day 14: Chhukung (4750 m/15675 ft) via Kongma-la pass(5535 m/18265 ft.) | Trek: 6/7 hrs
Today leaving Lobuche crossing the icy trail through Khumbu glacier, we develop our walk towards highest pass (Kong ma la pass – 5,535 m). Being trial slippery and icy, it is tough to climb Kong ma la pass along there are crises of water resources too. After enjoying view from the top, we step down to the junction of Everest three pass trail and Island peak trek trial along form there we head towards Island peak trail crossing Nuptse glacier to step Chukung. We spend this night at lodge in Chukung.
Day 15: Tengboche - Altitude: 3,860m | Trek: 4/5 hrs
Today leaving Island peak trial behind, we walk downhill to meet Everest three pass trekking trail again. Continuing the trail through Imja Khola, we cross many suspension bridges, flat trials, small Sherpa settlements and pleasing forests to step Dengboche and after short walk quitting Dengboche, we reach Tengboche for stay overnight.
Day 16: Namche - Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft | Trek: 4/5 hrs
A steep descend from Tengboche passing through pleasing pine and rhododendron forest will takes us to the bottom of the hill to cross a suspension bridge that offers Phunke Tenga. From here, we develop our trek upward through Juniper forest to reach Khumjung and we explore the village before continuing trek from here. Certain walk from this village gives Namche Bazaar to spent night.
Day 17: Lukla - Altitude: 2840/ 9372 ft | Trek: 4/5 hrs
This is our last day of walk to Lukla. Starting our trek downhill towards the junction point of Dudh Koshi River and Bhote Koshi River along crossing the bridge, Monjo is steeped. As before, after handling the formulations and considerations on a checkpoint, we move forward by passing numerous suspension bridges and pleasing forests to step Phakding. From Phakding 3 to 4 hours walk offers Lukla.
Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu - Altitude: 1350/4428 ft | Flight: 30 minutes
This comes to be the moment for leaving the Himalayas. All the Airport formalities and porters are managed by the guide. Especially flight schedules is planned in morning hours so we catch our morning scenic flight over the Himalayas towards Kathmandu for 30 to 35 minutes. Our private luxurious vehicle will be awaiting your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport to transfer you towards the fine standard hotel.
Day 19: Departure Transfer - Altitude: 1350/4428 ft
Last day managing your time, you can go out shopping to collect gifts for friends and family members. We help you with your necessary arrangements along our private vehicle will be there to transfers you to the airport focusing departure hour. Well-wishers and representatives will be there with greetings to wish your safe steps ahead.
- Ground Transportation: Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private vehicle.
- Accommodation in Kathmandu: 3 Nights' twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in a Bed and Breakfast basis.
- Accommodation during Trek: 15 Nights' basic guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms. [Few nights in the attached bathroom in available places]
- Meals: 3 Meals per day during the trek (BLD: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner. Each meal consist of one course of the meal)
- Guide: Nepal Government licensed English-speaking trekking guide.
- Porter: The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Permit: Everest National Park permits and Khumbu permit for trekking.
- Domestic Airfare: Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airports.
- Souvenir: Duffle Bag, Trekking T-shirt, Trekking Maps
- Equipment: Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket during Trek (upon request)
- Food, accommodation, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
- Exclusive medical kit bag carried by trekking guide
- All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
- Official expenses
What's Not Included ?
- Your personal expenses for mineral water, soft beverages, confectionaries, laundries, phone calls, hot drinking water, bbar bills showers etc.
- Internet facility, battery chargers, multi plugs etc.
- Extra baggage excess while flying to Lukla.
- Medical expenses and trip cancellation.
- Any other extended trips and accommodation.
- Tips of ga guides, porters and driver as a token of appreciation.
- Any other expenses or charges that are not mentioned in “cost includes” list.
- Nepal arrival visa
PASSPORT AND VISA:
All the foreign nationals (except Indian nationals) are required to display Visa while entering Nepal. Nepalese Visa can be obtained either at the Nepalese Embassy of the respective country or can be obtained during your arrival at the International Airport in Kathmandu or from Nepal’s border entry point in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border and Kodari on the Nepal-China border.
Certain nationals are requested to arrange Visa prior to arrival in Nepal. The listed countries are- Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Liberia and cannot secure Nepalese Visa on arrival.
VISA FACILITY DURATION FEES
Multiple Entry 15 Days US$ 75 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple Entry 30 Days US$ 90 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple Entry 90 Days US$ 150 or equivalent convertible currency
You can also download the VISA form and fill it up. Please go through the link as below: http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa
MONEY & CREDIT CARD INFO
Most of the credit card, master and visa card is blocked from your card provider. It may be because of a security reason. It, sometimes, may bring you in a problematic situation that you can't get money from ATMs. To find yourself free from this problem, you can call your card provider before you travel to Nepal and inform there that you are traveling to Nepal. Ensure them to give the authorization for the payment. In Nepal, 3.5 % service charge is applicable as per Nepal Bank rules, on top of your payable amount for the trek cost. So, we suggest you bring some cash in USD just in case your card doesn’t work. Likewise, be sure you have brought some small amount for your daily expenses as well as for those items which are not included in our cost. If you want to exchange money, we provide you with the facility to change your money. Or, you can take help from Money Changers in Thamel.
While traveling to Nepal, you are requested to have travel insurance that should cover any comprehensive expenses possible to acquire due to medical issues or accidents. Especially, your travel insurance must protect air ambulance, treatment charges, rescue and evacuation, product cancellation and refundable charges, flight delay, and cancellations.
Traveling in the Himalayas is full of adventurous; hence it is wise to choose a proper insurance policy. While choosing your insurance policy, make sure that it will protect all such unforeseen expenses. You must ensure that the policy you do take provides an adequate level of protection, well familiar with your itinerary and covers you for the activities involved. You must carry proof of insurance (e.g. your insurance certificate) with you on the holiday or send us a scanned copy and it must be issued from your homeland.
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Please, kindly note, this given reference of the insurance company above is only a recommendation, which based on the recommendation of our previous travelers. You could review their update insurance policy by contacting them directly.
VACCINATION FOR NEPAL
Travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or the health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities). For traveling to Nepal, we recommend you to take vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies, etc. However, it is not mandatory but recommended.
ALTITUDE SICKNESS (ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS)
Altitude sickness, also known as AMS (acute mountain sickness), is caused by a lack of oxygen at high altitudes (normally above 3,000m). It occurs as the result of our bodies’ inability to adapt to a sudden increase in altitude. If given time, our bodies will adjust and a gradual ascent will decrease the possibility of altitude sickness.
PREVENTION OF AMS: Go slowly, drink a lot of water, and pay attention to the sensations of your body. If symptoms occur you have climbed too far for the day. Rest at the same altitude will give you time to acclimatize and usually relieve mild symptoms.
MILD SYMPTOMS: Headache, nausea, loss of appetite, and mild shortness of breath with minimal exertion, difficulty sleeping, dizziness or lightheadedness, mild weakness, fatigue, a general unwell feeling.
SERIOUS SYMPTOMS: The inability to recover from shortness of breath with rest, severe persistent headache, low urine output, vomiting, confusion, delirium, loss of coordination. These require immediate descent as acclimatization will not take place at the same altitude.
The key is to trek slowly, carry a light pack and just take it easy. Allow your body the time it needs to acclimatize.
Upon your arrival at TIA International Airport, our company's representatives are stationed to pick you up. They will be holding your name sign along with the company's name in it. Our office representative will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu.
Everest Three Passes Trekking 19 Days Departure dates and price
The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.
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