Everest Base Camp-Three Passes
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The Everest Base Camp Three Passes has proven to be a trekker’s most challenging circuit due to its variation than that of the Classic Everest Base Camp and the Everest Base Camp 14 days. It is famous for its circuit that leads the climbers to a circular route covering most of the Everest Region. Trekkers by this trek wander around the three high passes, namely; Renjo La, Cho La and Kongma La – each over 5,000 m. These passes are the world’s most extreme passes situated at the world’s highest points. Giving the Reward of CLUB HOUSE OF 8,000M wouldn’t be wrong as it provides the spectacular view of some of the World’s Highest Peak like the Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu and hundreds of other snow-capped himalayan peaks. The trek varies from the other treks as you deviate west towards Thame and the remote Nangpa Valley from Namche, encountering the first majestic pass; Renjo La. You can not afford to miss the magnificent view of the Everest as you head towards the peaceful valley of the lakes; Gokyo. Walking further through a fairly steep and icy trail, you route towards the next pass; Cho La. We guarantee the view of the small glacier at the top will leave you speechless with the beauty that the nature offers. We then descend following the main base camp trek towards the Kala Patthar and then to Lobuche. Surrounded by the beautiful mountains, you can only rejoice and forget all the stress you face in your daily life. Continuing the path we then reach the third pass; Kongma La towards the east. The whole circuit leaves you stunned everytime you move on. There is no single walk where you will be left not astonished. Wowing is all you do throughout.
- Explore the Legendary destination of Nepal-Kathmandu, City of Temple
- Enjoy the Breathtaking landscape of Himalaya through the Flight from to Lukla and touched down to world’s unique Airport
- Trek through Enchanting Sherpa high country and unspoilt Buddhist monasteries
- Crossing through majestic and extremely 3 challenging passes- CHO LA PASS, RENJO LA PASS AND KONGMA LA PASS with Magnificent views of Gokyo lake and Everest with many more mountains around
- Acclimatise safety on a well-paced trek
- 4-8 hours treks in a day and relaxing night at local tea house with all amenities( subject to availability)
Things to Know
- 16 Days trek to reach the altitude above 5,500m is challenging itself. You need to be well prepared physically and mentally.
- Everest trek is commenced on flight to Lukla. Recently, the flight has been diverted to Manthali airport from Kathmandu Airport. Hence, we will be departing hotel in Kathmandu at early morning 2 Am to reach Manthali Airport to board flight to Lukla in Day 2.
- Any Delays or Cancellation of the flight occurs due to weather or any unwanted situation will be arranged with alternative trekking itinerary. Please visit Alternative Itinerary section.
- Trek leaders are given complete authority to handle the group and run the program smoothly. Hence, all the paper works are to be completed prior to trek in Kathmandu in presence of trek leader and the participant will be legally binded with our operation rules.
- Insurance is compulsory for all our trek and tours programs.
- All the safety measures are implemented in proper orders and with regular updates to clients
- Emergency Rescue team are standby 24/7 during the trek. Evacuation will be implemented anytime studying the case completely.
- Descending from altitude will be our first priority to stop AMS from getting worst. Hence, Trek support team are always ready to descend with client if required.
Our representative welcomes you at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu with the company logo displayed on handheld signage board outside the Airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your hotels on our private vehicle.
Note: Pre-trip meeting will be held at our office or at your hotel on the same day. In this meeting, you are requested to bring your passport, 3 passport-sized photographs and a readable copy of your travel insurance, transcript in English language. Also, most importantly, you must sign a legally binding trip form, and a non–liability disclaimer. In this meeting, you are also requested to ask any questions regarding your trip and other information’s that are in doubts. Also, in this meeting, we discuss about different aspect of trips, information about country, culture norms and values, money matter, eating and dining.
Today we will meet in restaurant for the group meeting talking in regards to our upcoming trip to Everest Base Camp three passes. Breakfast will be served. After meeting we will make our final packing for the trip and depart for Ramechap. As you are well aware regarding the flight service to Lukla has been moved to Ramechap airport, we need to drive there from Kathmandu. Mid- afternoon we will leave hotel in our private vechicle. Reaching upon Ramechap, Dinner is served and we spent overnight in hotel.
Today we have a very early morning flight to Lukla which is scheduled at 6.30AM. Our representative will fetch you from hotel to transfer you to the airport.15 minutes flight in 15-18 seated aircraft is a scenic flight to lukla with life time experience flights. Upon arrival in Lukla, your trekking leader will arrange a catch-up meeting with trekking support team who shall be waiting to welcome you at Gateway of Everest. Depending on ETA- we will have breakfast/lunch with team member during the catch up meeting. Gear up now, and we will start our Journey following the trail via pine and cedar wood forest with the flow if Milk white- Dudh Koshi River along the trail. The first village of Trek- Chaurikharka will show you the beauties of Village life in Nepal. Making a slight decent will reach GHAT village (2,503m) where will walk through the first suspension bridge of Trekking route over the Dudh khosi river. Phakding will be our rest stop for the Night. Dinner time will be around 6- 7om and we shall be wrapping off by 8 pm to start an early day for tomorrow.
Rise and shine as the breakfast is set for you at the tea house. In order to meet the set destinations each day, we will always be focused to eat right and start off in time. As we start our day, we trail along the banks of Dudh Khosi river, crossing 5 suspension bridges build at different heights. After having crossed all 5 bridges and witnessing the flow of those rivers like never before, we enter Tok Tok, a village at the height of 2,760 m. You will see how beautiful the Thamserku Peak at height 6,608 m looks from this very point. As we move on, we take an easy walk through the area rich in pine trees with the views of the snow capped peaks getting more appealing to the eyes as if they were just a painting. We also get to enjoy the view of the waterfalls and yaks loaded with goods of trekkers heading to same direction. We then reach the Monjo Village at 2,835 m which will be our Lunch point. After lunch, we walk through a little tough trail to reach Namche. In middle, we cross through Sagarmatha National Park check point where the trek support team will handle all the necessary procedure to provide you all the permits to proceed our journey with no issues. Crossing the Entrance of Sagarmatha National Park and fifth highest bridge- we reach Namche Bazar ( the last market in this region and largest Sherpa village of country) which is situated in a steep hill which trails via Jorsale at 2,740m and Larjadhoban at 2,830m.
Namche Bazar being situated at a high altitude works as the acclimatization stop for trekkers to avoid altitude sickness. Breakfast is served in tea house and we start hike uphill from namche to reach Khumjung at the altitude of 3780m. On the way to Khumjung you can enjoy the scenic view of Mt Lhotse, Makalu and Glacier from Island peak. Our first stop will be Hillary memorial view point where the statues of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa (first conquer of Everest) is sculpted. Following the trail again, we stop to watch the first view of Everest from Everest View Hotel which is located at the altitude of 3880m. Descending from this point we will stop at Khumjung for lunch. Following the easy trail, we return back to namche through Syangboche Airport where you can see you helicopters are used to transport daily need goods by locals. Reaching upon namche we will have early dinner and get to bed early to wake up early next day.
Today we hike to Tengboche with easy starting trail. This trail is flat rocky trail and crossing every corner trail of mountains, you will be amazed by scenic view of snow capped mountains. If you miss first view of Everest in your acclimatization day, don’t worry- this trail has best chance to cover up for you if weather is clear. Enjoy the magnificent view of Mt Ama Dablam all the way to Tengboche. We stop for lunch in PHUNGI TENGA enjoying the view. After lunch we start a steep climb to reach Tengboche. We will be targeting to reach Tengboche within 4pm. After 4pm, the oldest monastery of region-TENGBOCHE MONASTERY is opened for visit. Dinner is served at around 6pm. Overnight in Tenboche.
Breakfast and we are set for another day to reach Dingboche. We start hike downhill via pine forest to Debuche(3,820m), crossing another suspension bridge over raving IMJA River. Reaching over ORSHO(4,190m) we stop for lunch. We take rest here for 1 hour as the hike is going to be tough from this point. Steep climb for 1 and ½ hour is tough one. Remember, we are at the height of 4,200m and there are very less vegetation in this region. Oxygen flow will be weak from this part. Let your group leader know if there is any problem with your respiration or mild headache. Reaching upon Dingboche, we relax in tea house that night.
Dingboche will be our second acclimatization point. We will be resting off little and hike around the area. Advancing forward wouldn’t be a bad idea but apart from continuing our journey, we are also here to observe the scenic beauty in a deeper and different way. Hence, we will hike all the way to the flag pole situated at the height of 5,083 m. This point here would be the best point as it provides you with the panoramic view of the mountains like the Island Peak (6,189m), AmaDablam (6,856m), Taboche (6,367m), Cholatse (6,335m) and Lobuche (6,119m). After having refreshed by the view, we head back towards the teahouse. We have lunch and rest for the day as we will be spending the night over at Dingboche.
As we advance from Dingboche, be prepared for a walk of a lifetime. We call it a pleasure walk as the hike offers nothing but a pleasant walk. High alpine terrains along with stone walled fields and of course the scenic beauty of the himalayas watching over you makes the walk easier as we trail along the Imja Khola.Overnight at Chhukhung.
Gear up for the challenging day of the trek. We head towards the first pass of the trek- Kongma La pass. As referenced before this trek is one of it sort and is somewhat more difficult than that of the others. We will be required to carry required food and water as there are no lodges or tea house throughout the trail. Just a reminder, reaching Lobuche crossing the Kongma La Pass is not easy but the consequence as you trail along the route is better than any other trek. We elevate 4-5 hours to reach the top of the pass which is covered by praying flags. Nevertheless the view of the mountains around you will definitely leave you speechless as we reach the top. However, descending down is also as difficult as you moved up. The trail during snow season happen to make climbers even more exhausted, but it would also make them proud of the achievement. Descending for almost the same amount of time or even more,we reach Lobuche, our stop for the night.
We trek today to the highest part of Earth- Everest Base Camp. We trail along a route of narrow tracks, rocky dunes, streams and moraine towards Gorakshep Lake. The more we advance the more we are surrounded by the mountains. Though the trail to Gorakshep is not steep, the narrow tracks may make it little tough but more exciting as we walk from 4,900 m to 5,300 m. The hike from Lobuche to Gorakshep is a short distance of 4.5 km which takes approximately 2 hours. Gorakshep will be the stop for our lunch. The trek from Gorakshep towards Everest Base Camp is 3.4 km to cover in 2 and half hours. However, the trail condition is satisfactory but it might require extra effort and time. En-route to Everest Base Camp, fascinate yourself with the prayer flags hovering in air making a welcome note to Camp Zone.
During the trekking season, we will notice the camp being occupied by many groups who settle there for the day and prepare themselves to proceed the following day for Expedition. We take some time around the Everest Base Camp to enjoy our victory in reaching our destination and head back to Gorakshep, which will be our night stop point. During our time at the base camp, if we are lucky, we may also encounter avalanches on another side of Khumbu glacier; one of the biggest glaciers in the world.
No pain, no gain is what we keep in mind as we hike to Kalapatthar. The hike upto Kalapatthar may be a tough walk of 8 hours, but the aftermath upon reaching the location would make you forget the pain. It is normally said, that the altitude of Kalapatthar is 5,550 m, however, it is located in little higher altitude. Make sure you are well acclimatized as the walk up there is tiring. The attraction of Kalpatthar is the sunrise and the best view of the forehead in the sky; EVEREST!!! So, make sure you are layered well and have not forgotten your head lamps as we start our hike at 5:00 AM. The ascent up the peak is demanding, especially as it gets very cold (-20c or lower), windy and sometimes snowy. As you reach the top, you reward yourself with the irresistible views of Mt. Everest (8,848m). Himalayan giants such as Nuptse (7,861m), Pumori (7,165m), Chagatse, Lhotse (8,414m) adding up and countless others loom all around us. We then descend towards the Gorakshep for breakfast and head towards Dzongla.
We begin our trek early morning. Our trek starts with gentle walk downhill and gradually climbs up reaching upon Base of the Pass. We start this trek early to avoid the striking wind. The tricky curve of Cho la makes the trek more challenging. Reaching the Top of Pass will fascinate you with several high Himalayan peaks. Due to melting snow, you need to be careful focus of rocks as the rising sun makes the route difficult. We cross second pass of the trek and reach Dragnag where we spend the night.
Today’s trek will be mostly over the glaciers. Throughout the trail we get the crystal clear view of blue ice and we reach the first lake of Valley- Longpongo Lake. From this point we see the beautiful Cho Oyu within the reach of arm flex. Advance through the trail and we reach second lake of valley- The Taboche Tso- 4,790m. We then reach to Ngozumba Glacier passing the third lake- Gokyo Lake watching Himalayan ducks swimming in the lake. The day comes to end with the best 360 panoramic view of Everest from these glaciers and spend the night in Gokyo.
Today we head towards our final pass of Trek- Renjo La Pass, the hardest among other passes. The walk through this route is strenuous for sure, but the stunning landscape throughout the route leaves you feeling relaxed. We start our trek with gentle climb towards Gokyo lake. We follow the trail watching the mesmerizing view of Gokyo valley which will lead to the steep uphill towards the Renjo la pass. The trail through the pass will descend towards Lungden Village, our final destination for the day. As being the only village in the region, you will be facilitated with basic requirements and simple lodges that the locals can offer there.
Today we descend downhill to Namche. In the way back to Namche, we visit the oldest monastery of the Khumbu region- TENGBOCHE MONASTERY. Locals state that this monastery was founded by Lam Sange Dorgee who came from Tibet’s Rongphu Monastery. We take a short break here, interact with Monks and light a butter lamp. We then continue our trek back to Namche and spend a night there.
Heading back won’t be easy, as leaving back all the good and soul enlightening memories would be little disheartening for few. The point where we started our trek will be our end point now. Make yourself light with enchanting views of open plains, peaks and rhododendron valley and rest at Phakding for the night.
Today is our last day in Everest. We trek towards Lukla from Phakding downhill but the route is a relaxing one with slow ascend. Enjoy every moment with beautiful nature here en-route. Making our last approach to LUKLA, grab some chilled beer in cold weather to celebrate this long yet never fading memorable journey.
Today we take a flight back to Ramechap (Manthali) Airport. Our flight timing will depend on the weather condition. Reaching upon Ramechap, you will be transferred to Kathmandu on private vehicle. Farewell dinner is organised by us where we get together and make a moment to remember all our journey in Everest.
It wouldn’t be easy to bid you a farewell, but as it is said, we part to meet again. We will be bidding you a goodbye with a heavy heart, hoping that you would choose us again to create memories of a lifetime for the next trip.
- Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle( International Arrival and Departure/ Lukla Arrival and Departure)
- 3-star hotel accommodation at Kathmandu in European Plan
- Teahouse accommodation during the trek with all amenities( Subject to availability)
- All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
- Domestic flights (Manthali- Lukla -Manthali)
- An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader
- 1 Trek leader per group of 12 members, 1 Assistant guide for 4 trekkers (total 4 assistant guide in group) and porters
- Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
- Travel Adventure Nepal logo’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
- All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (PARK PERMIT,TIMS),
- First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitudeAll government and local taxes
- Dinner at arrival day and departure day as part of welcome and farewell program.
- Nepalese visa fee
- Excess baggage charge(s)
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from trek than the scheduled itinerary
- Only specified meals as according to your itinerary are inclusive
- International flight fares
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
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