Everest Three Pass Trekking

Everest Three Pass Trekking

Everest Three Pass Trekking

covers the three of the mighty passes of Everest region. Everest 3-High Pass Trek is considered to be one of the most challenging treks in the Khumbu region. Three mighty passes we cross during this trek are namely: Kongma La (5535m), Cho La (5420m), and Renjo La (5340m). Besides those three high passes, we will discover many other things in Khumbu region including the best viewpoints of Kalapatthar and Gokyo Ri, beautiful Gokyo valley with its serene lakes, cultural Sherpa villagesof Marlung and Thame, and of course the stunning mountain views.

We begin this rewarding Everest Three Pass Trekking with the scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. As we land on the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla, we head to Phakding and then to Namche. We follow the classic route to Sagarmatha National Park through Dudh Koshi River and the pass through various gompas and monasteries. The sprawling villages will showcase the wonderful Sherpa culture and lifestyle. After crossing all three passes, we get back to Lukla marking the end of our trek. You will have a great time trekking with World Sight Journey Team. We warmly welcome you here.

Outlined Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu Valley and Pre-trip Preparation

Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla (2860m) Flight and trek to Phakding (2610m) – 4 Hours

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3441m) – 5 Hours

Day 05: Acclimatization at Namche

Day 06: Trek from Namche to Tyangboche (3840m) – 6 Hours

Day 07: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4360m)– 6 Hours

Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Chukung (4750m)–4 Hours

Day 09: Rest Day at Chukung

Day 10: Trek from Chukung to Kongma La (5535m) and then to Lobuche (4940m) – 7 Hours

Day 11: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m) to EBC (5364m) and back to Gorakshep – 9 Hours

Day 12: Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar (5545m) to Lobuche – 9 Hours

Day 13: Trek from Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m) – 4 Hours

Day 14: Trek from Dzongla to Chola (5368m) to Thangnag (4680m) to Gokyo (4800m) – 8 Hours

Day 15: Exploration Day in Gokyo and hike to Gokyo Ri (5357m) – 4 Hours

Day 16: Trek from Gokyo to Renjo La (5360m) to Marlung (4210m) – 8 Hours

Day 17: Trek from Marlung to Namche

Day 18: Trek from Namche to Lukla

Day 19: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 20: Final Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

The representatives from World Sight Journeys will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival. We then transfer you to the hotel for the overnight stay.

Day 02: Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu Valley and Pre-trip Preparation

Today, we spend the whole for the sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley. You will have the full day guided sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley covering the major cultural attractions which have also been cited as The World Heritage Cultural Sites. After having breakfast in the morning, we visit Pashupatinath, which is considered the holiest temple of Lord Shiva.  We then head to Bauddhanath, which is also known as Little Tibet and also is one of the oldest and largest Buddhist Monastery in the world. Following the Bauddhanath Monastery, we visit Swayambhunath, the Monkey Temple, which is equally revered by Hindus and Buddhists.   Swayambhunath is an ancient religious complex atop a hill in the west of Kathmandu. After exploring the Swayambhunath Stupa, we drive to Kathmandu (Basantpur) Durbar Square. If time allows, you can explore the city. Finally, you will have dinner at hotel and stay there overnight.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla (2860m) Flight and trek to Phakding (2610m) – 4 Hours

We get transferred to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu Domestic Airport this morning to catch our scheduled morning flight to Lukla. After 30 minute long adventurous flight above the breathtaking scenario of Himalayas, we land on the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. Lukla is going to be the starting point of our trek. We meet our porters and other crew members and start trekking towards Phadking, which takes around three hours. We stay overnight at a local guesthouse.

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3441m) – 5 Hours

We walk through the beautiful forest of pine today. And our walk leads us along the Dudhkoshi River bank through many suspension bridges. We will be crossing Hillary Suspension bridge which is one of the famous suspension bridges in that region. We will have enough opportunity to witness the wonderful views of Mount Thamserku (6618m) during the walk. Passing through the settlements of Benkar and Monjo, we eventually arrive at the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park. We still have a last village of Jorsale before reaching Namche. Following the trail ascending through the forests and bridges and overlooking the beautiful views of Mount Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse, we continue our journey towards Namche. Namche is the gateway to Mount Everest and is also the main trading center of the region. We check into the guesthouse and stay there overnight.

Day 05: Acclimatization at Namche

Today is going to be a rest day at Namche. But, as our Health Experts suggest, we need to stay active and moving during the rest days instead of being idle. Hence, we either take a day hike to Thame or visit Khunde for purpose of proper acclimatization. We can even stay at Namche and explore the Bazaar itself. You can visit the Tourist Visitor Center near the Headquarter of Sagarmatha National Park where you can observe an assortment of things which are related to the First Everest Climbers and Sherpa Culture. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 06: Trek from Namche to Tyangboche (3840m) – 6 Hours

We continue trekking along the rushing glacial waters of Dudh Koshi, which eventually brings us to Tyangboche. You can visit the local monastery and can also get the opportunity to observe the prayer ceremony either in the morning or evening. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 07: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4360m) – 6 Hours

From Tyangboche, we drop to Debuche and then cross another exciting suspension bridge on Imja Khola. We the climb to Pangboche among thousands of Mani stones. Trekking further for about a couple of hours, we reach Dingboche. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Chukung (4750m) – 4 Hours

We will spend another day of acclimatization at Dingboche. We make a short hike to Chhukung through Imja Khola valley to remain active today. From Imja Khola, you can witness the splendid views of surrounding mountains especially Lhotse. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 09: Rest Day at Chukung

As per the recommendation of trekking experts, we must acclimatize at Chukung as we are going to cross Kongma La pass. The view from Chukung and further up the valley on the moraines towards Island Peak is tremendous. We also get opportunity to climb the Chukung Ri or climb the Island Base Camp.

Day 10: Trek from Chukung to Kongma La (5535m) and then to Lobuche (4940m) – 7 Hours

From Chukung, we move on carrying plenty of water and some snacks and packed lunch as there are no teashops available en route. For sure, you will enjoy the remoteness of the area and beautiful nature. The panoramic views of Amphu Lapcha, Kongma La, Island Peak Valley, and so on will allure you. We eventually reach Lobuche where we stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 11: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m) to EBC (5364m) and back to Gorakshep – 9 Hours

Today is going to be another big and difficult day trek along the Khumbu Glacier and up to the Everest Base Camp. You can get the closest view of Mount Everest from Khumbu Glacier and EBC. After spending little time at EBC, we track back to Gorakshep, where we stay overnight.

Day 12: Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar (5545m) to Lobuche – 9 Hours

Actually, this day is going to be one of the most difficult yet rewarding treks. We make an early start to reach the best viewpoint of Kalapatthar. You can get the amazing mountain panorama from this viewpoint. After enjoying the amazing views from Kalapatthar, we return back to Lobuche. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 13: Trek from Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m) – 4 Hours

Today is going to be very short trek relatively. From some distance from Lobuche, our trail to Dzongla branches off. We can enjoy the magnificent views of Thamserku, Ama Dablam and Kangtenga on the way ahead. We eventually reach Dzongla where we stay overnight at a guesthouse.

 

Day 14: Trek from Dzongla to Chola (5368m) to Thangnag (4680m) to Gokyo (4800m) – 8 Hours

The mesmerizing views of Cholaste will make you feel so refreshing in the morning. After the breakfast, our trek traverses through a spur extending westward from Dzongla. Crossing the challenging uphill climb through snow and ice, we cross Cho La pass and then trek continually downhill until we reach Thagnak. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 15: Exploration Day in Gokyo and hike to Gokyo Ri (5357m) – 4 Hours

Today, we hike up to Gokyo Ri for our ultimate goal to see the wonderful views of Himalayas including Mount Everest. If the weather is fine, you can spend few hours at the top of Gokyo Ri. We then descend back to Gokyo where we stay overnight.

Day 16: Trek from Gokyo to Renjo La (5360m) to Marlung (4210m) – 8 Hours

Today, we need to start down as we have to trace our trail up to Marlung after crossing Renjo La Pass. Leaving the main trail, we turn to Renjo La trail by Dudh Pokhari. We descend down to Marlung after crossing the Renjo La and stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 17: Trek from Marlung to Namche

From Marlung, we descend down to Thame following a traditional route used for centuries by Tibetan traders. After crossing the Bhote Koshi River, we descend to Tarang. We then pass through the valley of Lamjung Khola and we eventually reach Namche where we stay overnight at a guesthouse.

 

Day 18: Trek from Namche to Lukla

From Namche, we return back to Lukla. With this, we mark end of our trekking. We stay overnight at guesthouse.

 

Day 19: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

We get the scheduled morning flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. The flight is going to be very scenic and adventurous. On arriving Kathmandu, you can take your time to go for your last minute shopping or you can choose to explore the city even more. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.

 

Day 20: Final Departure

Today, you take the returning flight to your hometown. Our representatives will assist you to reach the airport. You return to your home with an unforgettable travel experience in Nepal.