Everest Three Pass Trek – 21 Days

21 Days

Trip Overview

A moderately strenuous one, the Everest Three Pass Trek is situated in the Everest Region of Nepal. The three high passes in the area are the Renjola pass (5365), Chola pass (5420m) and Kongmala Pass (5535m). This trekking trail gives a chance to pass through all these passes with mind boggling views of the snow capped peaks like the Cho-Oyu (8201m), Makalu (8463m), Ama Dablam (6812m). Proper acclimatization however is absolutely mandatory as this trail passes through very high altitudes. The added attractions of this trek are the chance to mix up with the Sherpa people residing in the Khumbu region and the exquisite viewpoints in the way. This is a must do for adventure and thrill seekers.

 

This trek commences with a beautiful flight to Lukla followed by a trek to the Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar provides excellent lodging facilities and is full of warm welcoming people. This is followed by another trek to Lungdhen via the Thame Village. The next step is the Renjola Pass situated at a height of 5365 m which offers spectacular 360 degree view of mountains all around. A descend down to the Gokyo Lake is equally rewarding. A sunrise view from the viewpoint of Gokyo Ri is highly recommended as it offers enchanting views of the Mt. Everest and other peaks beyond it along with glaciers and the Gokyo Lake. The next step is an ascend up to the challenging Chola pass (5420m) and up to the Everest Base Camp. Further trek is done to the Kalapathar, mountain of black rock.

 

The next trek is carried out to the third pass, the Kongmala Pass (5535m) which is another trek totally worth the time. From Kongmala Pass, trekkers descend into the beautiful Chhukung Valley from which a route is followed to the Namche Bazaar and back to Lukla. This brings an end to the trek with beautiful scenic experiences and warm welcoming inhabitants.

 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day and transfer to Hotel and pre-departure meeting afternoon 3:00pm Nepali time.
Day 02.Kathkmandu to Lukla Phakding(2610m) 3 hrs.
Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazar(3440m).6 to 7 hrs.
Day 04: Acclimatize Day. Walk up to Panorama view point and back to Namche bazaar.
Day 05: Namche Bazar to Thame(3800m) 4 to 5 hrs.
Day 06: Thame to Lumde(4380m) 4 to 5 hrs.
Day 07: Lumde to Renjola Pass(5365m) and Gokyo(4790m) 6 to 7 hrs.
Day 08: Gokyo: Early morning to Gokyo ri and back to Gokyo.
Day 09: Gokyo to Thangnak(4700m) 3 to 4 hrs.
Day 10: Thangnak to Chola Pass (5420m) and Zhongla(4830m).7 to 8 hrs.
Day 11: Zhongla to Labuche (4910m) 3 to 4 hrs.
Day 12: Labuche to Gorakshep and Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep(5170m)8 to 9 hrs.
Day 13: Early morning Kalattar and trek to Labuche(4910m)5 to 6 hrs.
Day 14: Labuche to Khongmala Pass(5535m) and Chukung (4730m)8 to 9 hrs.
Day 15: Chukung to Imza Lake and trek to Dingboche(4410m)4 to 5 hrs.
Day 16: Dingboche to Tyangboche(3860m)4 to 5 hrs.
Day 17: Tyangboche to Namche Bazar(3440m)5 hrs.
Day 18: Namch Bazar to Lukla(2810m)7 hrs.
Day 19: Lukla to Kathmandu by air 35 to 45 minutes and drive to Hotel 30 minutes.
Day 20: Free Day.
Day 21: Final Departure Day.

Cost Include

Trekking Style: Camping and Teahouse Trek.

Maximum Altigude:5545m(Kalapattar).

Best Season: Sep,Oct,Nov and March,April,May.

Group Size: 2 Minimum/8 Maximum.

Price includes:
Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
# Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.
# Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with expert tour guide and private vehicle
# Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) and porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, medicine.
# City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
# Round Trip flight ticket for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.
# Tea house/Lodges accommodation during the trekking
# Sagarmatha National Park fees.
Trekker’s information management system (TIMS) card fee.
# Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
# Welcome/Farewell Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
# All necessary papers, admin charges and government taxes

Cost not Include

# Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport.
# International Airfare/Airport tax.
# Foods during the trekking and in Kathmandu lunch and dinner.
# Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
# Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
# Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
# Personal trekking gear
# Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
# Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section

Equipment List

TREKKING SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT UP TO 5,500m.

1 pair strong mountain /hiking boots
1 Sleeping bag(comfortable to -15C)
1 Medium/Large rucksack/backpack
1 Down Jacket/all weather Anorak
1 Light water & windproof jacket
1 Pair waterproof gaiters/ overtrouser
1 or 2 1-litre water bottles.
1 Inner sleeping sheet.
1 Torch/Flashlight and spare bastteries.
2 Long sleeve cotton shirts
1 Medium sized towel
1 Washing kit:Inlude personal toiletries,Talcum power
Moleskin for blisters
Toilet paper
Bio degradable soap/shampoo
Any personal medication
1 Pair shorts.
1 Fleece/warm sweater
1 Pair sports shoes/sandals
2 Pair lightweight trousers
1 Sweatshirt/light sweater
2 T-shirts
1 Small day pack
2 Pairs light socks
3 Pairs heavy wool socks
1 cotton Headscarf/bandanna
1 Warm hat/Gloves(waterproof)
1Sunglasses and sunhat
1 Money belt
Underwear(including thermals)
3/4 Plastic bags for wrapping clothes
Water purification tablets/solution(Preferably Iodine)
Sun-block(30-50 SPF)

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    21 Days
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  • Best Time

    spring
  • Group Size

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