Duration

20 days

Activities

  • Trekking in Nepal

Accomodation

 

  •  3*star hotel in Kathmandu normal lodge in the mountain.

 

Meals

  •  Kathmandu hotel with B/B plan and during the trekking all meals are your choice (b.l.d).

special offer

from $2300 USD
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Trip highlights

  • Adventure trekking
  • Everest base camp
  • three pass trek

Overview

Everest Three High Passes Trekking, a great adventure that leads you to experience high altitude traverse to enter from one scenic valley to another within the shade and harmony of high mountains with breathtaking scenery to enjoy.
Everest Three High Passes Trekking, an adventurous and challenging in snow condition this will be the toughest walks, where our expert guides will take care and great precaution.
An adventure for strong and expert trekkers and adventurers who have done immense high altitude walks in Himalayan countries and knows the areas when tough days are ahead, but any interested trekkers can also join in this awesome adventure, as our itinerary days are much flexible with rooms for acclimatization and rest.
Everest Three High Passes Trekking offers superb views of Mt. Everest (8,848m / 29, 028ft) Lhotse (8,516 m-24,940 ft), Nuptse (7,855m-25,772 ft) and Lho - La or Khumbutse peak (6,036 m - 19,992ft) Mt. Lingtren (6,749 m / 22,142 ft) Chnagtse ( 7,583 m / 25,230 ft) Mt. Pumori (7,161 m / 25,772 ft)  Ama Dablam ( 6,812 m / 22,480 ft) Kangtenga (6,782 m / 22, 380 ft) Tharmarserku ( 6,623 m / 21, 855 ft) Kwangde (6,011 m / 19,837 ft) Kusum Khanguru (6,373 m / 21,030 ft) holy peak of Khumbi-la (5,761 m / 19,012 ft) and as far towards world’s 5th highest Mt. Makalu (8,463 m / 27, 766 ft) with trekking peaks Island Peak / Imjatse (6,160 m / 20,328ft) Lobuche Peak (6,119 m / 20,192 ft) Pokhalde ( 5,806 m / 19,159 ft) and many other smaller unnamed peaks with world 6th highest Cho-Oyu 8,201 m high. 

Itinerary

On reaching Kathmandu via various respective airlines, walk to airport terminal exit, here our guide and staff receives you with a warm greeting and then transfer into car or coach (depending upon group size) for short drive into the heart of Kathmandu city.

Morning activities start after breakfast, where our city guide will accompany you to interesting World Heritage Sites in our wonderful sightseeing tour, which helps you to gain knowledge regarding local culture and traditional life of Nepalese people as it was for many past centuries. Tour leads around Kathmandu Durbar Square teemed with local life around historical sites and monuments, then heading due west at Swayambhunath Stupa (popularly known as Monkey Temple where large numbers of monkeys found around). One of the oldest monuments of Nepal dates back more than 2,500 years old overlooking views of Kathmandu valley and the city from this hillock Buddhist Chaitya or Stupa.           

After lunch in a local restaurant as the tour continues to holy Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath towards the east of the city, one of the holiest Hindu sites, where the great festival takes place in the month of February known as Shiva Ratri.  From here visit Bouddhanath huge Stupa, a Buddhist Landmark the area also known as 'Little Tibet' due to strong Tibetan influence in religion-culture and traditional way of life. Our marvelous tour completes and then back into your hotel, afternoon free at leisure with preparation for the trek to Everest Three High Passes Trekking next early morning.  

Morning transfer to the domestic airport as per your flight time for a short panoramic flight to land at Lukla, getting into a smaller aircraft (Twin Otter or Dornier) with 30 minutes on air with great views of Himalayan peaks includes Mt. Everest. On reaching at Lukla on its unique airstrip known as Tenzing - Hillary airport, from here a slow start with few hours of walks downhill passing many Sherpa farm villages and well-tended crops and vegetable fields and terraces with views of Kwangde and Kusum Kanguru peaks. After 3-4 hours on the first day walks reaching our overnight stop in a nice lodge at Phakding, transfer into your rooms with the sound of the glacial Dudh Kosi River nearby.  

Today a long day to reach Namche Bazaar, starting with the gradual walk following the river upstream and crossing few bridges to reach Sagarmatha National Park entrance near Monjo village.
Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepalese and Sherpa call Chomolungma in both languages means 'Great Mother' from here a pleasant walk on the river bed and then climb for few hours into a forested trail with views of snow-capped peaks, as the walk reaches you at exciting town and village at Namche Bazaar.

A rest and a free day at Namche Bazaar for proper and necessary acclimatization at this great height of above 3,440 m high before heading higher ground, at Namche spend the day with a scenic hike around and browsing the streets and shops, Namche holds a colorful and busy Saturday Market every week.

From Namche walk leads on a gradual scenic winding path with downhill to Imjatse River to reach at Phunge-Tenga for lunch, an afternoon with an uphill climb into tall rhododendron, pines, fir forest with grand views of snowcapped peaks. After few hours of scenic and strenuous climb reaching Thyangboche Monastery area, here enjoy the marvelous views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga, Tharmarserku, Kwangde with magnificent Mt. Amadablam, the afternoon with time to visit its interesting monastery and observe monks and priest on prayer. 

Morning walk leads to pleasant downhill for an hour to a bridge, where tree lines stop for short juniper and rhododendron bushes known as azalea facing a dramatic change in landscapes. Heading higher up to the last permanent village at Pangboche, from here onwards are temporary settlements to cater to the needs of trekkers at Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep areas. As the trek progress reaching Somare and then on a windswept country to reach a bridge following the Imjatse River, with the last climb to enter into beautiful Imjatse valley surrounded with famous peaks Amadablam-Lhotse with views of Island peaks towards the east. The last leg of the day brings you at Dingboche, a summer settlement with barley and buckwheat field within its patch of stone walls to keep the animals off from grazing

At Dingboche with leisure morning after breakfast walk towards Chhukung heading further east of Imjatse Valley with grand views of Island Peak, Ama Dablam, and Lhotse with other adjoining peaks. The walk is gradual with some short ups and down crossing few smaller icy streams to reach at summer pasture country at Chhukung with few good lodges for overnight stops. Located at the end of Imjatse Valley with close views of Island Peak-Nuptse-Lhotse and Lhotse Shar includes views of Makalu towards the east. At Chhukung rest with a hike to Chhukung Ri of above 5,000 m high with grand views, rest of the afternoon preparing for the next day early morning adventure to Lobuche crossing the first high pass over Kongma-La.

From Chhukung starting very early morning to cross the first pass of the adventure over Kongma-la, our route diverts towards north beneath the towering peak of Lhotse and Nuptse. 
The climb leads uphill over moraine to reach Kongma-la and the peak Kongma or Mehra, after a rest in between cross over Kongma-La pass at 5,535 m / 18,159 ft near Nuptse, Merara, and Pokalde peaks. After a hard climb descends to Khumbu glacier and with last steep climb to reach at Lobuche for an overnight stop.

Today walk leads to our main highlight of the adventure at Everest Base Camp, walk carries on for few hours with a short steep climb in between over glacier and moraine, reaching at Gorakshep, beneath the lofty peak of Pumori and Kalapathar. 
The walk continues towards Everest Base Camp over moraine and ice to reach base camp, here enjoy the view of tumbling and notorious Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers.
After a marvelous and exciting time with the adventure of a lifetime experience retrace the journey back to Gorakshep for an overnight stop.

Morning a steep uphill hike to reach on top of Kalapathar at 5,545 meters, the highest point of the adventure with fabulous and unique views of mountains includes Mt. Everest at its closest.
After a great thrill with sweeping views descend back to Gorakshep and continue to walk above Thugla, to reach the base of Cho-la pass at Dzongla for an overnight stop.

A tough and exciting day, morning to cross our second pass of the adventure over Cho-la pass (Tshola), following a path which leads to a steep up and then crossing the glacier on the eastern side. Finally on reaching at the top of the pass with an altitude of above 5,367 m high, with views of mountains and of Cholatse Glacier, and then descend carefully to Thangnak for an overnight stop after a hard climb over Cho-la pass, Thangnak at 4,750m a small isolated place with few Lodges.

After a tough climb and descend from Cho-la pass, this morning an easy with a gradual walk as the route follows to Gokyo Lake beneath Ngozumba glacier to reach the first lake.
From here walk leads to a climb by the side of a glacier, passing another second lake and reaching at a third lake known as Dudh Pokhari or Gokyo Lake, which is a summer settlement offering fantastic views of Mt. Cho Oyo and Gyachung Kang that reflects on emerald green waters of Gokyo Lake. Afternoon relaxes with a short walk around the lake. 

The last and final pass of our adventure, starting early morning towards Renjo-la, the walk follows the end of Gokyo Lake, with marvelous views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse, and Taboche, and then over Renjo La pass at 5,360 m / 17,585 ft, one of the most difficult section of this adventure, on reaching the top with a breathtaking panorama of Mt. Cho-Oyu and other high surrounding peaks.
After a nice rest stop walk follows to frozen ponds beneath Renjo La pass, and then descend reaching a small settlement at Lungdhen for an overnight stop, located on route Nangpa-la pass trail to Tibet. From Lungdhen walk leads further downhill past a few cattle and Yak herder temporary shelters and the reach at a small place in Marlung village close to Thame for an overnight stop. Marlung and Thame village located at the western end of Khumbu of the Everest region, which is just 5-6 hours walk to Namche Bazaar. 

After feeling tired of finishing all three great high passes of Khumbu and Everest, morning a gradual walk downhill to Marlung village, and continue to walk to a sleepy and quiet village at Thame located west of Namche Bazaar.  At Thame with time to visit its old and interesting monastery believed to be of more than 500 years old.

After Thame losing much altitude makes you feel much stronger and fresh, as morning walk leads back to Namche Bazaar and then further descend back to National Park entrance at Monjo for an overnight stop before Lukla.

Our last day walk of the great adventure, starting on the gentle trail crossing a long bridge to reach Phakding, and then on the way to Lukla with few ups and downhill with last and final climb of an hour to reach at Lukla for last overnight stop in Khumbu and Everest region.

Morning as per our flight time transfer to Lukla air terminal and then board in the small plane for an exciting half hour flight to reach the hustle and bustle of city life in Kathmandu.
Rest of the day free and relax your body and muscles from the great adventure on Everest Three High passes Trekking.  

Reserve this day as spare or contingency in case of flight delay and cancellation at Lukla, which might happen sometimes due to unfavorable bad weather which is quite normal with the Himalayan weather pattern.
With a day in Kathmandu, relax and enjoy individual activities or join in for another sightseeing tour.

Last day in amazing Nepal the country of Himalaya wonders, depart from the hotel as per your international flight for homeward bound or to your next destination country, our staff transfer you bidding with a farewell.

Activities:
Trekking in Nepal
Grading:
4
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Route Map

Includes & Excludes

  • Airport pick up and drop off by a private vehicle
  • 3 Nights hotel in Kathmandu at 3-star category hotel with breakfast in twin sharing basis
  • Kathmandu Valley sightseeing (Private vehicle and a tour guide)
  • Flight (Kathmandu-Lukla and Lukla-Kathmandu)
  • Sagarmatha National Park fee and Pasang Lhamu Village entrance fees.
  • An experienced English-speaking guide and his all expenses including his insurance
  • Porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers) including their all expenses including their insurance
  • Food in full board during the trekking with 3 compliment teas and teahouse accommodation
  • Complimentary sleeping bags and down jackets
  • Trekking route map
  • First aid kit
  • All the governmental taxes and service charges
    • International airfare
    • Travel insurance
    • Nepal visa fees
    • Personal expenses (Wifi, bar bills, laundries, hot shower during the trekking, gadget charging fees- US$ 1- US$
    • 5 per gadget, mobile recharge etc)
    • Extra nights accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival from the trek due to unforeseen circumstances
    • Extra luggage charges (Only 15 kgs- 10kgs+5kgs are included if more you need to pay US$ 2 per kilogram)
    • Emergency evacuation (our company will help to arrange the evacuation if needed)
    • Tipping
    • Anything does not mention in the inclusion list

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