Three Great Passes of Everest

GRADE

Tough

TRIP DURATION

15 days

BEST SEASON

March to May & September to November

GROUP SIZE

From single person

TRIP NOTES

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CUSTOMIZE TRIP

On Request

Trip Highlights

Monastery visit, superb mountain views including Everest, picturesque Sherpa settlements, excursion of Gokyo Peak (5357m), Gokyo Lake (4750m), Kala Pattar (5545m) & Everest Base camp (5310m),  View of Khumbu Glacier, and most attraction of this trip through great Rengo Pass (5435), Cho la pass (5420m) and Kongma La (5535m),friendly Sherpa people and many more .....

Trip Overview

This spectacular trek will more than satisfy the ambitious trekker intent on crossing high passes without the commitment to any technical climbing. The trek offers an enduring experience of natural beauty, geological magnificence and profound cross-cultural discovery. The Sherpa residents of Khumbu, the great valley below Mount Everest, believe that all things - mountains, plants and animals are sacred.

We start this trek from Lukla after 45 minute mountain flight. In the three great passes of Everest ; we trek through Namche; passes are Renjo La (5,435m), Cho La (5,380m) and the Kongma La (5,535m). You will also ascend three walking peaks; Gokyo Ri (5,357m) and Kala Patthar (5,545m) offer superb views of Everest, Chukhung Ri is posdsioble to add in the trip, and whilst Chukhung Ri (5,550m) is a not so popular summit, tucked under the imposing Lhotse-Nuptse wall. This westerly approach to Everest is more aesthetic than walking up the main Everest trail, provides amazing vistas of the world's highest mountain and might be considered in particular, by the keen photographer or by those who would like a more challenging experience.

Clients carry daypack only and walk at their own pace. The walking hour will be about 7-8 hr a day; walking houres will be also at your walking speed.

  • Day 01  Fly Lukla & trek to Phakding (2640m) (L, D)
  • Day 02  Trek to Namche (3440m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 03  Trek to Thame ((3800m) "Acclimatization day trek" (B, L, D)
  • Day 04  Leisure day for the extra acclimatization or at your desire spend the day at most beautiful place (B,L,D)
  • Day 05  Trek to Lungden (4,380m)(B,L,D)
  • Day 06  Trek to Gokyo (4750m) via Renjo pass (5435)  (B, L, D)
  • Day 07  Trek to Gokyo Ri (5357m) and trek to Thangna (4,500m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 08  Trek to Donglha.(4840m) via Cho La pass (5420m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 09  Trek to Gorakshep (5140m) via Lobuche (4910m; sunset trip to Kala Patthar (5545m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 10  Trek to Everest Base Camp (5310m) and trek to Lobuche (4910m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 11  Cross Kongma La (5,535m) to Chukhung (4,530m) (B,L,D)
  • Day 12  Trek to Tengboche (3,860m) (B,L,D)
  • Day 13  Trek to Namche (3440m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 14  Trek to Lukla (2840m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 15  Fly to Kathandu (B)

YOU MAY CAN BOOK EXTRA SERVICE WITH US IN REASONABLE PRICE ; BEFORE AND AFTER TREK:

Before Trekking:

  • Day 00  Arrival and transfer to hotel/welcome dinner. (D)

After Trekking:

  • Day 00  Day at leisure/ Farewell dinner /Hotel (B, D)
  • Day 00  Drive to Airport for Return flight (B)
Note: The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday. Similarly hotel can be upgraded or degraded depend on your budget.
Includes
  • Domestic airport drop and pickup service
  • Kathmandu to Lukla, Lukla to Kathmandu flight ticket
  • Trekking conservation permit
  • Trekking Register Certificate
  • Equipped and insured trekking porter (one porter in between 2 person)
  • Experienced and first aid trained license holder trekking guide
  • Tea House accommodation during the trek in double occupancy
  • All meals during the trek (B=breakfast, L=Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • Sleeping bag (only if require)
  • Government taxes and service charges
Excludes
  • Drinks and Bar Bill (beverage) in the tea house trek
  • Helicopter evacuation/rescue in case of emergency
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal use trekking equipment
  • Tipping to guide and porter

 Day 01 Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding

Altitude: 2640M
Trek Length: 3 Hours
Meal: Lunch, Dinner
 
We take an early morning flight to Lukla, where all Everest treks begin. As we start our Trekking from
there after 1 hour ascends we gradually descend towards the village of Phakding with a glimpse of
Mt.Khumbila. Overnight at Phakding.
 
Day 02 Trek to Namche Bazar
Altitude: 3440M
Trek Length: 6 hours
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
We start our trek after breakfast as we slowly and gradually ascend through the pine forests. We
cross Dudh Koshi River as we pass the Monjo village as we enter the Everest national park region.
Then after crossing a suspension bridge, we pass Jorsale village and walk alongside of the Dudh Koshi
and Bhote Koshi rivers. We ascend on a steep trail and reach Namche Bazar which is probably the
biggest town in the Everest region. Overnight at Namche.
 
Day 03 Trek to Thame
Altitude: 3800M
Trek Length: 5 HOURS
 
After breakfast at Namche, the trail leads to the old village called Thamo which is easy walk through
the valley. We will walk across a small Sherpa village Thamo. After exploring the village, the trail leads
continue to Thame. After lunch, rest a little while we explore the Sherpa village and its culture. There
is small Hydro power where we can visit. Overnight at Thame.
 
Day 04 Acclimatization Day - Thame
Altitude: 3438M
 
As we enter the high altitude region, we have a free day at the Village of Thame. At this day we will
prepare ourselves for the days to come. Thame is a beautiful town located at the foothills of the
Everest Mountain ranges. We can hike-up to Sagarmatha National Park and enjoy the sunrise over
the Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde. The typical
Sherpa culture and different monasteries resemble the spirituality of Thame. Overnight at Thame.
 
Day 05 Trek to Lungden
Altitude: 4380M
Trek Length: 5 Hours
 
After staying at Thame, we move towards the village of Lungden. Lungden is 5 hours of walk from
Thame. In this day we will have to walk across the river banks. Lungden is the last point before Renjo
La Pass. Lungden is a quite isolated village. Overnight at Lungden.
 
Day 06 Trek to Gokyo Via Renzo La Pass
Altitude: 4750M (Gokyo)/5435M (Renzo)
Trek Length: 8 Hours
 
We wake up early morning about 4:30 am as we will go pass the Renzo La Pass. We need to cross the
Renzo La pass before it gets warm. As the rise in temperature will cause the snow to melt which will
create further difficulty. Today will be a difficult day but a memorable one as we cross one of the
three high passes to reach the beautiful Gokyo valley. Gokyo also resembled as the third lake offers
breath taking views.
 
Day 07 Early morning trek to Gokyo Peak and trek to Thangna
Altitude: 5357M/4500M
Trek Length: 8 Hours
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Early in the morning, we have a steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri at an elevation of 5,357 m. As
we ascend, the views become even more fantastic and we can see four of the seven highest peaks of
Nepal, Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu. We descend our trial as we trek to the foot of Cho La
pass. Overnight at Thangna.
 
Day 08 Trek to Dzongla via Cho La Pass
Altitude: Chola ( 5420m)/Dzongla (4840m)
Trek Length: 8 Hours
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Early in the morning, we have a steep climb up crossing over at an altitude of 5,420 m. Ama Dablam
directs over a range of as we can see Lobuche East and Baruntse rising sharply to our right. We need
to pass through some crevasses before we reach Dzongla Village. Overnight at Dzongla.
 
Day 09 Trek Back to Gorak Shep Via Lobuche
Altitude: 5365M/5180M
Trek Length: 8 Hours
 
A long and tiring day yet the most memorable one. We walk alongside the Khumbu glacier. The today
we will go towards the destination which leads the climbers towards the base of mighty Everest. We
cross the village of Lobuche to finally reach Gorakshep, a final point with tea houses before the Base
camp. Todays walk will be a bit long and tiring but the views along the way will keep us Motivated. As
we reach Gorakshep at after noon, we will go towards the Kalapatthar for sunset view. Kalapatthar
offers the fascinating view, Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8,848 m, towers directly ahead
and the other peaks such as Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and the whole of Mighty Himalaya will
come close in front of your eyes. We will walk back to Gorak Shep after the sunset. Overnight at
Gorak Shep.
 
Day 10 Trek to Everest Base Camp and Trek Back to Lobuche
Altitude: Everest Base Camp (5310M)/Lobuche (4200M)
Trek Length: 8 Hours
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
The Difficult day but the most memorable, an early Morning trek will take us to the base of Everest,
the highest point on the planet at 8,848 m. We make a quick descent to Gorakshep and then trek
down to Lobuche. On the way back to Lobuche we will witness peaks such as Nuptse, Pumori,
Chagatse, Lhotse. Overnight at Lobuche.
 
Day 11 Trek to Chukhung via Kongma La pass
Altitude: Kongma La (5535M)/Chukhung (4530M)
Trek Length: 8 Hours
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
After breakfast at the lodge, we 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 few bottles of water to drink.
After hard climb to the top, we will descend towards Chukhung valley where our day ends. Overnight
at Chukhung.
 
Day 12 Trek to Tengboche
Altitude: 3860M
Trek Length: 6 Hours
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
A relatively easy day downhill through the valley, today the trail continues leads down to Dingbuche
then after the walking across the we will get chance to walk across different villages. After
Pangboche village the trail drops down to the river and cross the bridge. As we will finally walk across
the trail leads that up to the Tengboche where the oldest Monastery situated on the top of the hill.
We will visit the Monastery at the evening to see the Buddhist chanting ceremony.

Day 13 Trek to Namche Bazar
Altitude: 3440M
Trek Length: 7 Hours
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
We follow the mostly trail descending towards the town of Namche Bazar and trek through
Rhododendron forest. Namche Bazar being one of the high altitude town you can always enjoy the
views and the surrounding around and in the town. Overnight at Namche.
 
Day 14 Trek to Lukla
Altitude: 2860M
Trek Length: 7 Hours
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
We finally bid our good bye’s to the Everest area as it is the last day of our trek. We enjoy and
celebrate our achievements that we have achieved during the journey as we descend towards the
village of Lukla. Overnight at Lukla.
 
Day 15 Fly to Kathmandu
Altitude: 1400M
 
We say good bye to the village town of Lukla as we fly back to Kathmandu where our staff will
transfer you back to the hotel of Kathmandu.
Gokyo Ri trek is highly adjustable trek, we can manage rest day at Gokyo and manage for side trips at fifth
lake at near to Cho Oyu Base Camp.
(NOTE: Since this information is a standard representation of what we provide, the above trip schedule can
be customized as per your request and requirements.)

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