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Everest 3 High Passes Trek

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Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu (1300 meters)

Stop At: Tribhuvan International Airport, Ring Rd, काठमाडौँ 44600, Nepal
On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from our office will greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. You’ll have rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu
Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing with trek preparation

Stop At: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
is one of three royal palace squares in the Kathmandu Valley. This site was the royal residence until the 19th century where important ceremonies, such as the coronation of the Nepalese monarch use to take place. The two-hectare palace complex is divided into two main courtyards, and was initially constructed in the 16th century, although subsequent additions were made in the Shah dynasty in the 18th century and by the Rana rulers in the 19th century.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Swayambhunath Temple, Swayamhu Circle Road, Kathmandu 44620 Nepal
Swoyambhunath Temple: This Buddhist Stupa, said to be 2000 years old is a perfect architecture of gilded spire and white washed dome located under thousands of fluttering prayer flags. From the spire, four faces of Buddha stare out across the valley in the cardinal directions. The entire structure is symbolic. The white dome represents the earth, the nose like shape below the piercing eyes is actually the nepali number ‘one’ signifying unity, and above is a third eye signifying the insight of the Buddha, while the 13 tiered beehive like structure at the top symbolizes the 13 stages that human being has to pass through to achieve nirvana. The base is ringed by prayer wheels which pilgrims circuiting the stupa spin each one as they pass by.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pashupatinath Temple, Pashupati Nath Road, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath, a pagoda style Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is considered to be the powerhouse of Hindu spiritual power in religious terms. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, the temple is 6 kms from Kathmandu city and just a few hundred meters from the end of the runway at Tribhuwan International Airport. Non-Hindus are not allowed to enter the main temple, but you can view the temple from the east bank of River Bagmati. Pashupatinath is the centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of Shivaratri which falls in the month of February/March. Behind the temples are the cremation grounds.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Boudhanath Stupa, Boudh Boudha, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
Boudhanath Stupa: Listed in the UNESCO World Heritage list, this enormous stupa where thousands of pilgrims gather daily to make a ritual circumnavigation of the dome, beneath the watchful eyes of the Buddha, which gaze out from the gilded central tower. This is one of the few places in the world where Tibetan Buddhist culture is accessible and unfetered, and the lanes around the stupa are crammed with monasteries and the surrounding is a paraphernalia for Buddhist life.

Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2,800m); Trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft ~3-4hrs);40minutes flight; 8km,3-4 hours trek

Stop At: Phakding 56000, Nepal
We fly to the mountain airstrip of Lukla (2,800m), and set off on the first short leg of our trek, heading northwards up the valley of the DudhKosi. We descend from the small plateau, down into the forested valley. The trail offers some tantalising views before reaching the small settlement of Phakding (2,652m), where we spend our first night.

Overnight: Lodge in Phakding

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Lodge in Phakding

Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche (3,438m/11,280ft) 11km, 5-6 hrs

Stop At: Main Street, Namche Bazaar 56002 Nepal
From Phakding, we cross and re-cross the river on high suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set-up in order to protect and preserve the fragile mountain environment. You then take a steep hike to Namche. If the weather is clear, you get the first glimpse of Mt Everest. Namche is the main trading village in the Khumbu and has a busy Saturday market, a meeting place for the Hindu traders from the lowlands and the Tibetan yak caravans that have crossed the glaciated Nangpa La.

Overnight: Lodge in Namche

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Lodge in Namche

Day 5: Rest day in Namche (3,440m/11,284ft)

Stop At: Main Street, Namche Bazaar 56002 Nepal
Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops. It is an ideal place to spend a day, acclimatizing to the new altitude before heading off towards Tengboche. To acclimatize, you can do a strenuous day walk to a higher altitude, coming back down to Namche for sleep.

Overnight: Lodge in Namche

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Lodge in Namche

Day 6: Trek to to Tengboche (3860m/12,660 ft): 10km, 5 - 6 hours

Stop At: Tengboche Gompa, Sagarmatha, Tengboche 56002 Nepal
After breakfast we start our trek further to Tengboche. Tengboche is famous for its celebrated monastery, the largest in the Khumbu where lots of visitors come for traditional yoga and meditations. From Tengboche we can see nice views of Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Nuptse and Mount Ama dablam.

Overnight: Lodge in Tengboche

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Lodge in Tengboche

Day 7: Trek to to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 9km, 5 - 6 hours

Stop At: Dingboche Village, Dingboche - Chhukhung Path 7, Dingboche 56000, Nepal
We descend through the forest to Devoche and a little further on we cross the rushing ImjaKhola, whose valley we now follow. Climbing steadily the trail enters Pangboche, at 3,900m, the highest permanent settlement in this valley. Ascending the valley we have lunch at Shomore, after which we leave the trees behind and cross a wooden bridge at the confluence of the Khumbu and Imja Kholas, A short steep climb brings us to Dingboche, at 4,530m, a summer settlement where great peaks surround us.

Overnight: Lodge in Dingboche

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Lodge in Dingboche

Day 8: Rest day in Dingboche for acclimatization

Stop At: Dingboche Village, Dingboche - Chhukhung Path 7, Dingboche 56000, Nepal
Rest days are for acclimatization of body to high altitude. So we take short walks around and enjoy the views.

Overnight: Lodge in Dingboche

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Lodge in Dingboche

Day 9: Trek to Chhukung (4750m/15,580 ft), climb Chhukung Ri (5,546m): 14km, 6 – 7 hours

Stop At: Dingboche Village, Dingboche - Chhukhung Path 7, Dingboche 56000, Nepal
Our trail passes through stone-walled fields and Imja Khola valley before entering glacier moraines amidst towering Himalayas. The trail continues to Bibre which is a yak herdsman place. From here, directly across the valley is the fantastic Ama Dablam and the Amphu Labsa mountains. The trail ahead is intersected by icy streams. We continue our walk for around half an hour and reach Chhukung. After lunch, we begin our trek towards Chhukung Ri. The climb to Chhukung Ri involves some easy scrambling near the summit. From the top, we can look directly across the valley for a fantastic view of Ama Dablam and Amphu Labcha peaks. We descend back to Chhukung

Overnight: Lodge in Chhukung

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Lodge in Chhukung

Day 10: Cross Kongma La pass (5535m/18,159ft), trek to Lobuche (4940m/16,210ft): 10km, 6 - 7 hours

Stop At: Lobuche, Khumjung 56000, Nepal
We begin today’s trek very early in the morning to reach the highest part of the entire trip which is Kongma La pass. We can either take a trail over a hill which is to the northwest of Chhukung over the Nuptse Glacier moraines or we can walk back to Bibre and trek on the trail above the Niyang Khola. The top of the pass is marked by cairns and Buddhist prayer flags. The final descent from the pass is the most difficult part of today’s journey. After climbing the moraine on the far side, the trail turns north through Khumbu Glacier which takes us to Lobuche.

Overnight in Lobuche

Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Lodge in Lobuche

Day 11: Trek to to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hours

Stop At: Gorak Shep, Khumjung 56000, Nepal
About three hours beyond Lobuche we reach GorakShep (5,220m/17,126ft), the site of the 1953 expedition's base camp. Contouring along the valley side, the trail leads on to the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and becomes quite vague, weaving between mounds of rubble. After about 3 hours we will eventually reach base camp near the foot of the Khumbu Icefall. For those visiting base camp in the spring, it is a chance to meet teams making an ascent of the mountain. Base Camp is actually spread over quite a wide area and we will spend some time wandering through it and getting a sense of what it must be like to be camped here for two whole months, whilst attempting the mountain.

Overnight: Lodge in Gorakshep

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Lodge in Gorakshep

Day 12: Trek to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 7km, 8 - 9 hours

Stop At: Kala Pattar, 44600 Nepal
Today we will make an ascent of Kala Pattar (5,545m/18,188ft) and organise ourselves for the trip to base camp the following day. It is highly recommended to make an afternoon and evening ascent of Kala Pattar for hopefully a sunset view of Everest. The climb takes between 2 and 3 hours and can be hard work, but the effort is rewarded by the classic view of Everest and the Khumbu Icefall, as well as Lhotse, Nuptse, and Pumori immediately above. We retrace our steps to Lobuche.

Overnight: Lodge in Lobuche

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Lodge in Lobuche

Day 13: Trek to Dzongla (4830m/15,850 ft): 6km, 3 - 4 hours

Stop At: Lobuche, Khumjung 56000, Nepal
From Lobuche we trek downhill on a trail alongside the Khumbu Glacier. Our trail splits into two and we choose the trail on our right. On the way we can better admire the view of the looming Awi Peak. We pass through a stupa and tombstones in the distance. After walking for a while we begin to ascend. During the ascent, we see Chola Tsho Lake nearby. We continue further and pass another lake which is lot smaller than the Chola Tsho Lake. We cross the Chola Khola on a bridge before reaching Dzongla.

Overnight: Lodge in Dzongla

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Lodge in Dzongla

Day 14: Trek to Gokyo (4800m/15,580 ft) via Cho La pass (5368m/17,611 ft): 6km, 7 - 8 hours

Stop At: Gokyo Lakes, Sagarmatha National Park 44600 Nepal
As we gain height, the Cho La Lake begins to appear and the Ama Dablam presides over a range of mountains on the south and Cholatse soars on the west. Climbing the incline is not easy; it is steep, but made worse by boulders over some of which we will have to scramble. The final climb to the Cho La can be a little tricky as the trail curves round a crevasse. The top of the pass is marked by prayer flags and cairns. Scenery of majestic peaks on all directions is breathtaking. Although long, the path leading down to Thangnak is not difficult. Our trail brings us to the edge of the Ngozumpa glacier, which is the longest glacier in Nepal. Reaching the other side of the glacier, we see the second Gokyo Lake on the series of six lakes. A short distance away is the third Gokyo Lake. On the edge of this lake stands the Gokyo Village where we spend the night.

Overnight: Lodge in Gokyo

Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Lodge in Gokyo

Day 15: Rest day in Gokyo: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357m/17,575 ft), tour 4th and 5th Gokyo lakes: 3 - 4 hours

Stop At: Gokyo Lakes, Sagarmatha National Park 44600 Nepal
We climb Gokyo Ri today and enjoy views of the incredible mountain vista. We can also tour the fourth Gokyo Lake today which is only 3km north of the Gokyo Village. Next, continue trekking to the 5th lake. The view from ‘Scoundrel's Viewpoint’, located at the edge of the 5th lake, is astonishing. Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makulu mountains and the huge Ngozumba Glacier are ours to admire. We trek back to Gokyo.

Overnight: Lodge in Gokyo

Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Lodge in Gokyo

Day 16: Gokyo to Marlung (4210m/13,810 ft) via Renjo La Pass (5360m/17585 ft): 11km, 7 - 8 hours

Stop At: Gokyo Lakes, Sagarmatha National Park 44600 Nepal
We start the day early in the morning to complete the long day’s trek ahead. Our trail moves alongside Dudh Pokhari (lake) for a while. We walk for around two hours before descending towards the Renjo La pass. On the way we are rewarded with extravagant views of the Himalayan and Rolwaling ranges and others. Views from the Renjo La pass are much like that from Gokyo Ri with the third Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Village beneath the gray smear of the Ngozumpa Glacier. We also get outstanding views of Mt. Everest from the top of the pass. Continuing on from the pass, our trail winds down a stone staircase and then moves over a loose scree to reach the south bank of Angladumba Tsho Lake. The prescence of ice on the trail while descending down can make our descent a bit hazardous. Along the way we see Relama Tsho and Renjo Lake. We walk down a narrow valley clogged with giant boulders to Lumde where there is a support lodge, but it is often closed. We walk almost for an hour from Lumde to get to Marlung on the east bank of the Bhote Koshi River.

Overnight: Lodge in Marlung

Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Lodge in Marlung

Day 17: Marlung to Namche Bazaar: 15km, 5 - 6 hours

Stop At: Main Street, Namche Bazaar 56002 Nepal
The descent from Marulung to Thame follows a traditional route used for centuries by the Tibetan traders. We cross the Bhote Koshi River and descend to Taranga. The trail continues to descend and we cross two bridges before reaching Thame. Overlooking Thame is its famous Gompa situated on a hill to the west. From here, we descend gradually on a trail that passes through a few small villages before reaching Namche Bazaar which is probably the biggest town in the Everest region.

Overnight: Lodge in Namche

Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Lodge in Namche

Day 18: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m/9,186ft): 19km, 6 - 7 hours

Stop At: Main Street, Namche Bazaar 56002 Nepal
Your final day's trekking follows the DudhKoshi back down to Lukla. This last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity for a farewell party with the Sherpa guides and porters, where you can sample some chang (home made wine), try Sherpa dancing and look back on a memorable trekking experience.

Overnight: Lodge in Lukla

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Lodge in Lukla

Day 19: Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu (40 minutes flight)

Stop At: Thamel, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
In the early morning you take off from Lukla airstrip for a spectacular mountain flight back to Kathmandu. After being met at the domestic airport terminal and transferred to your hotel, the rest of the day is free for you to explore this wonderful city; shopping for souvenirs, trying out the various restaurants in Thamel or simply relaxing.

You spend the last evening in Kathmandu in a farewell dinner together sharing photos recalling the excitements of trip and exchanging emails enjoying the cultural dance program in one of the traditional Nepalese restaurant.

Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 20: Airport Transfer

Stop At: Tribhuvan International Airport, Ring Rd, काठमाडौँ 44600, Nepal
Today after breakfast you are in leisure on your own. You will be escorted to airport for your flight home at your flight time.

Meals: Breakfast
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick you from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

Airports

  • Tribhuvan Airport, Kathmandu Nepal
Duration
20 days
Inclusions
  • 19x Breakfast
  • 17x Dinner
  • 16x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 19 nights
  • All ground transportation in private vehicles.
  • 19 nights twin sharing accommodation
  • Airfare for guest and guide from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu and airport departure taxes
  • An English speaking Licensed Tour Guide for Day 2
  • An English speaking Licensed and well experienced trekking guide and porter (1 Porter:2 Guests)
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • Sagarmatha National Park permit,TIMS permit and Local Government Tax for trekking.
  • Medical Kit will be carried by Trekking Guide
  • All Government and Local Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Entry/Admission - Phakding
  • Entry/Admission - Namche Bazaar
  • Entry/Admission - Tengboche Gompa
  • Entry/Admission - Dingboche Village
  • Entry/Admission - Lobuche
  • Entry/Admission - Gorak Shep
  • Entry/Admission - Kala Pattar
  • Entry/Admission - Gokyo Lakes
  • Entry/Admission - Thamel
Exclusions
  • Monument entry fee in Kathmandu
  • Meals in Kathmandu not mentioned in itinerary
  • Tips, drinks, personal expenses and excess baggage charges
  • Entry/Admission - Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Entry/Admission - Swayambhunath Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Pashupatinath Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Boudhanath Stupa
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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