- Destination: Nepal
- Activities: Trekking
- Trip Grade: Moderate
- Departure from: Kathmandu,Nepal
- Arrival on: kathmandu,Nepal
- Max Attitude: 5545 Meters
- Group size: 1-12 people
- Best Seasons: Jan - May & Sept - Dec
The Everest Three High Pass is one of the most exciting and serene trips in the Everest region of the culturally and geographically diverse country, Nepal. The trip covers Chola-La 5,420m, Renjo la 5446m and Kongma La (5,535m) pass. The Everest Three High Pass gives a view of more than eight thousand snowcapped mountains in the exceptional Everest Khumbu area.
The trek begins from the fascinating villages in Namche Bazar and eventually the challenging Everest Base Camp which is wuite a view of the thick layered milky landscape. The trip gives a view of the remarkable high standing snow covered Mt Everest (8,848m), Cho-Oyu (8,201m), Makalu (8,463m) and Lhotse (8,516m) among thousands of mountains. The closest view of the Mt. Everest is in the Kalapatthar view point. The trip then lands to the Gokyo Ri, and the Gokyo Lake after crossing the passes. The Everest Three High Pass is challenging yet gives a worthwhile view of the massive and serene peaks.
The properly drafted itinerary and services offered by Asian Alpine Treks and Expedition promises safety along with an exceptional time for the fervent troupers who want to board on a jovial expedition towards the captivating, enthralling and challenging Everest Three High Pass.
Day 01 : Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
You will be welcomed by our staff and transferred to your hotel. Our airport representative will explain the program upon arrival. Overnight at hotel
Day 02 : Preparation for trek and Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour
Touring the World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley that includes: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Pasupatinath Temple. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Day 03 : Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft) Duration: 3 hours
Early morning transfer to the airport for Lukla flight. The flight to Lukla is a lifetime experience in itself. The airfield is at high evaluation and the difference between the two ends of the runway is about an exceptional 60 meters only. Trek to Phakding with an arresting, green landscape with the view of Kusum Kangraru. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 04 : Trek Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 6 hours
We follow the Dudh Koshi, ascending through Himalayan pine and cedar forests, to the celebrated village of Namche Bazaar. The village of Namche is a historic trading post where Nepalese and Tibetan traders exchange salt, dried meat and textiles.
Besides being a splendid destination to shop for traditional crafts, Namche remains the central trading post in the Khumbu that attracts Himalayan and lowland merchants.
You will spend two days at Namche for acclimatization, visit local markets and spend time with your team. On the hike we capture our first glimpses of Everest and neighboring peaks. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 05 : Namche Bazar and Everest View Hotel
This day is especially sectioned for acclimatization. We will hike to Syangboche Airport (3700m), supposed to be the highest airport in the world, then continue climbing to Everest View Hotel for great panoramic views of the Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Tawache etc.
On the way back, we visit Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Day 06 : Trek to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) Duration: 5 hours
The uniform and easy trail leads us towards the view of Mount Everest, descending deep into the Dudh Koshi Valley at Pungki Thanka and from this point, it ascends the right flank of the Dudh Koshi valley to Tengboche Monastery (3860m).
It is the spiritual center of the Khumbu. The climb is lengthy, but is more than adequately compensated by gorgeous views of Mount Amadablam and on a clear day, views of Mt. Everest and its surrounding peaks. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 07 : Trek to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) Duration: 5 hours
Descend through a beautiful forest, cross the Imja Khola and trek through the village of Pangboche (3900m); perhaps today is the most interesting trekking because you will not lose altitude like on other days and you will enjoy views of Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse & other peaks; the route continues through pastures to Dingboche, known as the ‘summer valley’. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 08 : Trek to Chhukung (4700m/15416 ft) Duration: 2 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Trek to Chhukung (4700m/15416 ft) Duration: 2 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 09 : Hiking to Chhukung Ri (5540m/18171ft)
Hiking to Chhukung Ri (5540m/18171ft) and return Chhukung, duration 6 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 10 : Trek to Lobuche (4910m/16104 ft) via Kongma La pass (5335m/17498 ft) Duration: 7-8 hours
We start at first light from Chhukung as we have to conquest highest pass of the trip today. We carry plenty of water and some snacks and a packed lunch as there is no tea shops on the way.
We really enjoy the remoteness of the area and absolute nature!! We can select to go via any of the possible trails- either taking a climb over the hill northwest of Chhukung over the moraine of the Nuptse Glacier or we might walk back down the valley to Bibre and follow a high trail above the Niyang Khola. Just after some walk there are great views of Island peak valley and jagged ridge of Amphu Lapcha. Ascending along the east side of Niyang Khola valley, we turn west and walk through the sloppy stony trial.
We enter a wide basin dotted with small frozen lakes. The trail rises over loose scree gaining the Kongma La after about five hours we leave Chhukung. Upon reaching the top, we seen cairn wrapped in prayer flags,-marks of the pass.
Behind us is the landscape of icy lakes ahead down of which is the Khumbu Glacier. The final descent is the most difficult stage of the trek today, upon climbing the moraine on the far side, the trail turns north through Khumbu Glacier which takes us to Lobuche. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 11 : Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) & back to Gorekshep (5181m/16994ft) Duration: 8 hours
After a short climb through meadows, look down at the Khumbu glacier. Straight ahead is Kalapattar – the best vantage point to view the entire south face of Mt. Everest and the surrounding peaks. After a couple of hours we will get to Gorekshep, and continue our journey to the Everest base camp.
There is not much elevation gain, but there are a lot of ups and downs and, combined with altitude, this can be an exhausting trek – but the journey is worth it. After approximately 3 hrs of hiking, you will arrive at the base camp and enjoy a magnificent view of the Khumbu glacier and icefall, where the Everest expeditions begin. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 12 : Hiking to Kalapattar (5545m/18188 ft) – Gorekshep and trek to Dzongla (4830m/15840 ft) Duration: 7 hours
The day starts with a hike up to Kalapattar (5545m/18188ft), the best viewpoint to witness Mt. Everest and the spectacular Himalayan range. Then trek back to Gorekshep for hot breakfast and then descend to Dzongla. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 13 : Trek to Dragnak/Thangna (4700m/15415 ft) via crossing Cho La pass (5420m/17780 ft) Duration: 7 hrs
We begin the day by climbing to Chola-la crossing over and descending once more to Thanga (4700m/15415ft). Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 14 : Trek to Gokyo lakes (4790m/15710 ft) Duration: 2-3 hours
We trek to Gokyo Lake crossing over Ngozumpa Glacier (the large glacier in the Himalayan 36 Kilometers in Length). Gokyo village stands by the third lake and Cho-Oyu Mountain as a backdrop sets an amazing spectacular sight at this juncture. After lunch, you may explore around the Lake, Dudh Pokhari. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 15 : Hiking to Gokyo RI (5483m/19083 ft)and back to Gokyo Lake, duration 3-4 hours
This day early in the morning we have steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri ample rewards to one attempts this trip. There are stunning views of the supper Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, such as giants as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu (8481m), Cho-Oyu (8153m) and Gychung Kang (7922m) can be seen. Those who explore the glacier and Gokyo peak are rewarded. This day we have for acclimatization and after noon back to the camp. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 16 : Trek to Lunden (4300m/14104 ft) via crossing Renjo La pass (5340m/17843 ft) Duration: 7 hours
The crossing of the Renjo La Pass will be exciting and challenging as we descend into remote northern Valley where access is restricted, and the landscape is progressively that of the Tibetan Valleys beyond the border. There is a chance we will meet Tibetan Traders descending from the Nangpa La pass that leads through the Himalayas from Tibet with their caravans of woolly yaks laden with goods. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 17 : Trek to Thame (3800m/13464ft) Duration: 4 hours
After taking breakfast, we trek down to Thame more amazing snow peaks. We may meet Tibetan trader encampments along the way for pictures of a rare lifestyle. About 150 meters above Thame, there is a Thame Monastery, a picturesque monastery set among the many homes of monks and lay people. It’s perched on the side of a hill overlooking the valley. This is the site for the spring celebration of the Mani Rimdu festival, held about the middle of May each year. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 18 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 4 hrs
We continue our trekking following the flat and descending to first resting place Thamo after heading towards to Namche bazaar. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 19 : Trek to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) Duration: 7 hours
The trek continues along the Dudh Kosi River to the small mountain airstrip at Lukla, where you will catch your return flight to Kathmandu. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 20 : Fly back to Kathmandu
30-minutes amazing scenic fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Day 21 : Leisure day
Spend the day in Kathmandu, to rest or to explore, as per your inclination. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Day 22 : Farewell
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