Everest Three Passes Trek

Everest Three Passes TrekEverest Three Pass Trek or 3 passes Treks lies in Khumbu Region of Nepal with the alpine pastures and Lakes of Gokyo or Milk Lake the abode of Lord Shiva. It is a challenging trek taking in three spectacular high passes in one of the most scenically stunning areas. This is the ultimate high-altitude trek, in the world’s most spectacular mountain terrain. It’s undoubtedly tough – but the scenery provides more than ample rewards. Think of this not just as a trek but more as one of the finest mountain journeys you are ever likely to undertake in your lifetime.  It is justifiably popular, but takes you over three little-trekked passes – the Renjo La (5,345m), Cho-la (5,330m) and the Kongma La (5,535m), and through the remote Bhote Khosi valley. It provides fantastic views of well-known 7,000 and 8,000m peaks. We have the superb classic objectives of ascending the summits of Kala Pattar for unrivalled views of Mount Everest, and Gokyo Ri, offering panoramic views of Cho Oyo, Mount Everest, Cholatse and many more Himalayan giants. We also cross the challenging and often snow-covered Cho La pass, which links these valleys. While you are in this trek, you can see the outstanding and majestic views of Mt. Everest, Cho-Oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Amadablam, Lobuche and other many more mountains from Kalapathar and Gokyo-Ri top. . From this point we take the trail to Lobuche, crossing Cho La pass (5,330 m) and join the small village of Dzongla. After the ascent of Kalapatthar (5,545 m) and the impressive up-close view of Everest, our return route passes through Kongma La (5,535 m) or the Imja Tse valley. While going down, we stop in Tengboche, a magnificent location with a fascinating monastery. We rest here and savor the incredible scenery, including magnificent views of Everest, Ama Dablam (6,856m), Kantega (6,809m), Kwangde (6.194m), Nuptse (7,879m) and Lhotse (8,511m), to name but a few.

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Name of Trek:

Everest Three Passes Trek (Renjo la, Cho la and Kongma la Pass)

Location:

Khumbu Region

Trekking Grade:

Moderate to Strenuous

Activities:

Tour and Trekking

Minimum Altitude:

2,640m

Maximum Altitude:

5,545m

Season:

Spring and Autumn

Accommodation:

Lodge Trek

Transportation:

Land Transportation and domestic airline

Trek duration:

21 Days (17 days for Trek)

Trekking Starting Point:

Lukla

Trekking Ending Point:

Lukla

Walking hour per day:

5 to 7 hours

Group Size:

4 to 10 peoples

Video of Everest Three Passes Trek

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1300m). Arrive at Kathmandu where we are met and transferred to our hotel. In the evening we will conduct a briefing session.

Day 02: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley on a Private vehicle

  • SWAYAMBHUNATH STUPA also known as the monkey temple, is climbed by a long set of steps and has great views of Kathmandu.
  • BOUDHANATH STUPA has many traditional Gompas hung with strings of multi-coloured prayer flags; it attracts many Sherpas and Tibetans for the circumambulations of the stupa (koras).
  • PASHUPATINATH TEMPLE is a Hindu temple with burning Ghats on the banks of the Bagmati River

Day 03: By Domestic Plane: KATHMANDU – LUKLA (2850m). Trek to PHAKDING (2650m, 3hrs)
Your day begins early as you head for Kathmandu airport to catch to Lukla flight. Assuming the flight departs without much delay, you will have fine weather with stunning views of Himalayan peaks. The trail leaves Lukla through a Kani or gateway. Soon you are walking down gently descending trails, past rolling farmlands that extends over what seems to be a wide promontory overlooking the canyon of the Dudh Koshi River. The snow peak at the head of the valley is Kumbila (5,716m), the mountain sacred to the Sherpas. On the way to Phakding, you will notice a huge boulder printed with Tibetan religious mantras (mostly; Om Mani Padme Hum). About 3 hours walk, you will be in Phakding.

Day 04: PHAKDING – NAMCHE BAZAAR (3450m, 5hrs).
We continue north following the Dudh Koshi river and on to Jorsale where we enter the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park. From here it is a short walk to the confluence of two rivers, the lmja Drangpa (Imja Khola) and the Nangpo Tsangpo (Bhote Koshi) followed by a steep climb (for about 2hrs.) to Namche Bazaar, the main town in the Khumbu region. Namche is a prosperous Sherpa town and an important trading center with a weekly Saturday market. Distance: 10.5km/6.5miles approximately 5 hours walks.

Day 05: Acclimatization day in NAMCHE.
This is your day for acclimatization and rest. Acclimatizing here is particularly important for the onward trek, when you begin gaining altitude quickly.

  • Hike to Syangboche (3,760m, 3hrs) the Everest view point

Day 06: NAMCHE – THAME (3820m)
This day is meant for acclimatization and hence we do not embark on any serious trekking. Instead we go to a slightly lower altitude of Thame, the birthplace of Tenzing Norgay, the first man on Everest. We conduct some sightseeing of the monastery there and generally rest.

Day 07: MARLUNG – LUNGDEN (4300m)
We take our breakfast and head to Lungden. The terrain from Thame to Marlung is alpine zone and there is very less vegetation. We enjoy the peace and relative solitude of this little trekked valley. After about an hour, we walk parallel to the village of Yellajung on the other side of the Bhote Koshi. We pass by the Tarngga village enjoying superb views of Kongde Ri as we look down the trail. A further 45 minutes or so on a gradually rising trail brings us to Marlung. After Marlung, we walk for about an hour and then climb a small rasing hill. Upon crossing the water stream we trek 2 to 3 hours to reach Lungden

Day 08: LUNGDEN – RENJO-LA PASS (5,340m). Trek to GOKYO LAKE (4750m).
The big day starts real early and it is a long day, as we have to walk about 5 hours to reach the pass, going slow because of the high altitude. After a brief stopover to enjoy the stunning beauty of the Everest Range and take photographs, we start on a remarkably difficult downhill journey for about 3 hours to reach the village of Gokyo walk along the stunning and beautiful Dudh Kunda (Milk Lake).  

Day 09: Hike to GOKYO RI (5483m).
After two to three hours "huff and puff" you reach the summit not to be disappointed for your effort at all, as the views from here are well worth the effort you put in. Everest (8,848m), showing more of its northern flank than from Kalapathar, with Makalu (8,481m) further to the east and Cho Oyu (8,201m) towards the north make a mesmerizing view to watch. Return back to Gokyo Ri after spending a wonderful break at the summit. 

Day 10: GOKYO – THAKNAK (4750m, 3hrs)
Today, we are on the trail to Thaknak. Thaknak is also sometimes pronounced as Dragnag. We climb out of Gokyo village to a ridge. Then, we take the route through the Ngozumpa Glacier to the mountain on the other side. Continuing further and traversing along the edge of that mountain, we descend down to Thaknak. On the trek, we enjoy the magnificent views of Cho Oyu, Gokyo Ri, and other high Himalayas.

Day 11: THAKNAK – CHO LA (5,330m). Trek to DZONGLA (4830m, 6hrs)
Today, we trek to the Cho La Pass. Cho La pass is also another show up of this trip. Today is going to be one of the toughest days. The pass is not itself difficult but it is steep and involves a glacier traverse on the eastern side. We need to be careful as the trail is vertical and the rocks glazed by ice add trouble to the trekkers making the trail slippery. Our trail climbs through a ravine and a rocky trail. So, we climb up continuously up from Phedi. We trek through the side of a frozen lake while we come to the top of the pass decorated with prayer flags. We need to pass through some crevasses before we reach Dzongla, another beautiful place with a complete view of Mt. Cholatse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Lobuche peak and the Pheriche village far below.

Day 12: DZONGLA – GORAKSHEP (5,160m)
After a breakfast at Dzongla, we head to Gorakshep. It is easy downhill for a while and few up and down till Lobuche. Onwards, the trail is though rocky trail with a great view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori and many more. The interesting part of this today is you are walking by the moraine of Khumbu icefall till Gorakshep.

Day 13: Hike to KALAPATHAR (5,545m). Overnight at GORAKSHEP (5,160m)
We start early in the morning to catch the dramatic views from Kalapathar witnessing the first light of day shining on Mt. Everest. Familiar the most famous peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse to the east and Mt. Everest between the west shoulder crest and Nuptse. After 2 hours of ascent, we will be Kalppathar. From this juncture, we scramble to climb the rocky outcrop near to the summit marked by cairns and prayer flags. As we reach the top, we sit on the Kalapathar where our eyes rook taking in the unbelievable Himalayan Panorama, wandering from one mighty massif to another.

Day 14: Hike to EVEREST BASE CAMP (5,364m). Trek to LOBUCHE (4940m, 5hrs)
After a light lunch we will set off to walk to Everest Base Camp which is approximately 4 to 5 hour return trek back to Gorakshep. After crossing the sandy flat at Gorakshep the trail climbs onto the lateral moraine of the Khumbu glacier and ascends the side of the glacier for two hours before finally descending onto rocky glacial moraine. The trail then winds up and down and through fascinating ice sera’s to Everest Base Camp where there are fantastic close up views of the Khumbu ice fall. After a short stop we will retrace our trail back to Gorakshep. On being back to Gorakshep and continue to walk to Lobuche of 2 hours walking.

Day 15: LOBUCHE – KONGMA LA PASS (5,535m). Trek to CHHUKUNG (4730m)
After breakfast at the lodge, your day 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, the trail drops steep down to the Chukung valley where your day ends. Stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 16: CHHUKUNG – TENGBOCHE (3865m)
Chhukung is also the starting point for the Island Peak Climbing. Now we are getting closer to the Himalayan civilization of the Khumbu Region. The Imja Khola joins the Dudh Koshi River a little above the Pangboche Village. There is a famous monastery at Pangboche believed to have been the oldest in the Khumbu region. From Pangboche, we descend down the alpine desert and back into greenery of pine forests. The path leads to a steep uphill climb into Tengboche. We pay our visit to the famous Tengboche Monastery.

Day 17: TENGBOCHE – NAMCHE BAZAR (3440m)
From Tenboche, we make a steep descent and the trail leads us back along the Dudh Kosi River. We keep a lookout for wild life such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants while passing through the forest by the trail. After passing a Chorten, we reach the army camp at of Namche Bazaar where we want to take a long last look back to Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche. The final steep climb traverses the hill side taking us to Namche Bazaar. We take a nice hot shower and have very relaxed sleep in our room in Namche Bazaar

Day 18: NAMCHE – LUKLA
The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk slowly and under control as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi River and its tributaries the trail becomes more level and natural. Upon arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. We experience the culmination of a fantastic trek on a happy note with everyone back safe and sound with smile on faces.

Day 19: By plane: LUKLA – KATHMANDU & transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu
The early morning flight drops us at Kathmandu. We can take a rest and relax throughout the day at our hotel.

Day 20: Free day in Kathmandu for self-visit and shopping

Day 21: Transfer to International airport for departure

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Above mentioned Trip cost are the fixed cost for Autumn for Everest Three Passes Trek 2018. The cost mentioned in the tables are the cost from 4 to 10 peoples in a group. The date for the trekking flexible upon your request. A group booking of 10 or more people is subjected to a maximum discount with the availability of free trip to one person. If your group is much larger please contact us to discuss about the price. 

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Cost Includes

Cost Non-Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop on private vehicle
  • 4 nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at Twin sharing rooms on BB plan
  • One day full sightseeing in Kathmandu including all entrance and monument fees.
  • Plane fare: Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Food and standard accommodation on lodge that included room, breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entrance fees and TIMS card
  • English Speaking mountain Guide, Assistant Guide and Porters
  • Accidental and medical Insurance of Nepalese staffs
  • Agency service charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation and lost luggage
  • Expenses of personal nature such as aerated drinks, beverage, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
  • Tips and bonuses

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CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK
Chitwan National Park is a popular destination for visitors wanting to have a good experience of the region’s wildlife which covers 932 sq. km. in the flat lowland region of southern Nepal. It is one of the most important sub-tropical parks of Nepal with endangered Royal Bengal tiger, Greater One-horned rhinoceros, Gangetic dolphin (Platanista gangetica), Wild Asian elephant, Gaur, Golden Monitor lizard, Gharial crocodile and many more. It has 6 premier jungle resorts scattered inside its boundaries. The falling rhino (less than 200) and tiger (less than 30) populations in the present park region, focused attention on the Chitwan region and in 1963 the southern two-thirds of the park were declared rhino sanctuary. Since 1963 wildlife populations and ecosystems have been rebounding. In 1973 Chitwan became Nepal's first National Park. The relatively pristine state of the modern park and its unique ecosystems prompted UNESCO to declare the park a World Heritage site in 1984.

KOSHI TAPPU WILDLIFE RESERVE
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve lies on the flood plains of the Koshi River. The rectangular - shaped Reserve is contained within the east and west embankments of the Koshi Barrage. Established in 1976, Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is 175 square kilometers of wildlife refuge and wetlands habitat. It is located in Eastern Nepal and can be accessed from the Mehendra Highway. The reserve is also home to the water buffalo, deer, nilgai, mugger crocodile, Ganges River Dolphin (also called the Gangetic Dolphin), and over 280 species of birds. In additional to wildlife, the Reserve also protects a substantial part of the Sapta Koshi, (a tributary of the Ganges River) flood plain. In 1987, it was declared a Ramsar site.

WHITE WATER RAFTING
Nepal is blessed with some of the wildest and most spectacular rivers in the world. It’s a wonderful way to experience Nepal’s natural and ethic-cultural heritage. The combination of beautiful mountain scenery, exhilarating white water rapids, warm water and fascinating cultural opportunities make Nepal one of the premier places to go White water rafting.  Rivers here are regarded as goddess, which are included in a number of Hindu and Buddhist religious rituals. Many can be witnessed during a rafting adventure. Adjoining slopes often harbor dense vegetation and interesting wildlife with many species of fish. Rafting in Nepal is a thrill of running white water rapids combining many outdoor adventures into one holiday. The best time for rafting in Nepal is usually March to June and September to early December

      1. Trishuli River (Rafting trip for 1 to 3 Days)
      2. Seti River (Rafting trip 2 Days)
      3. Bhote Koshi River (Rafting trip for 2 Days)
      4. Kali Gandaki River (Rafting trip for 3 Days)
      5. Marshyadi River (Rafting / Kayaking trip for 4 Days)
      6. Sun Koshi River (Rafting trip for 7 to 9 Days)
      7. Arun River (Rafting adventure for 9 Days)
      8. Karnali River (Whitewater Rafting trip for 10 Days)
      9. Tamur River (Rafting adventure for 10 Days)

 
ROCK CLIMBING
Rock climbing is a sport in which participants climb up or across natural rock formations or man-made rock walls. The goal is to reach the summit of a formation or the endpoint of a pre-defined route. Rock climbing is similar to scrambling (another activity involving the scaling of hills and similar formations), but climbing is generally differentiated because of the use of hands to support the climber's weight as well as to provide balance. Rock climbing is a physically and mentally demanding sport, one that often tests a climber's strength, endurance, agility, and balance along with his or her mental control. It can be a dangerous sport and knowledge of proper climbing techniques and usage of specialized climbing equipment is crucial for the safe completion of routes. Because of the wide range and variety of rock formations around the world, rock climbing has been separated into several different styles and sub-disciplines that are described below.

MOUNTAIN FLIGHT
We recommend a mountain flight for travelers that want to be in the camera range of the highest peaks in the world. . In just a short time, you will be experiencing the Himalayas at such close range it will seem as though you could reach out and touch them. You will have a panoramic encounter with the highest majestic Mountains on earth. Cruising this close to the awe-inspiring massifs of rock and ice is a cut-of-this-world experience. You can enjoy a seemingly endless chain of snowcapped peaks as you fly above clouds, over glaciers and lakes, rivers and gorges from window. The clear, non-tinted window offers a great opportunity to experience and photograph the aerial view of the many mountains along with the Kathmandu valley.