Everest Three Pass Trek

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Everest Three Pass Trek, one of the most adventurous as well as challenging trekking in Nepal. We assure that our Everest Three Pass Trek will one the most memorable and remarkable experience in your life. You will experience four of the eight highest peaks in Nepal: Makalu Mountain (8463m), Cho Oyu (8201 m), Lhotse (8516 m), and the highest peak Mt. Everest (8848 m).  Since this trek is one of challenging and offers some of four highest peaks, one needs to physically strong to complete this trek. Some of the other major attractions we will be experiencing  Kongma–La Pass, Chola-La Pass, Renjo La Pass and other various attractive places Gokyo Ri, Kala Patthar, Namche Bazaar and some of Sherpa Village like Marling and Thame.

Three Pass Trek starts from Lukla (2828 m) and follows our course to Namche Bazaar via Phadking. Namche Bazaar is the gateway to High Himalayan Region. You can visit one of the oldest monasteries in Khumbu region of Thame.The Thame monastery is one of the oldest in the Khumbu region and is famous for the annual Mani Rimdu festival. You will have a glance at the lifestyle of various Sherpa village in all Everest regions.

The best feature Everest three Pass trek is that even though the three pass will be difficult and challenging and tiresome, but at the end of the day you will be rewarded with ample scenery and beautiful and historic places that will be a life changing.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Kathmandu Trek Preparation.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Lukla (by flight) and trek to Phakding.
Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar.
Day 5: Namche Bazaar to Thame.
Day 6 Thame Rest day.
Day 7: Thame to Lumde.
Day 8: Lumde to Gokyo.
Day 9: Gokyo rest day.
Day 10: Gokyo to Dzongla.
Day 11: Dzongla to Lobuche.
Day 12: Lobuche to Gorakshep and hike Everest Base Camp.
Day 13: Gorakshep via Kala Patthar to Lobuche.
Day 14: Lobuche via Kongmala to Chhukung.
Day 15: Chhukungrest Day.
Day 16: Chhukung to Pangboche.
Day 17: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar.
Day 18: Namche Bazaar to Lukla.
Day 19: Lukla to Kathmandu.
Day 20: Final Departure

Itinerary Detail

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu International airport, our employee Good Day Nepal Excursion will greet you and you will be transferred to the Hotel where you will be staying. We will provide you with detail briefing about the trip and necessary things that you will need during the journey.

Day 2: Kathmandu Trek Preparation.
On this day we go for the sightseeing of Kathmandu and surrounding valleys that includes Lalitpur and Bhaktapur. What’s so impressive about these valleys is that there are some landmarks that are listed on the list of World Heritage Sites. These valleys are full of ancient Durbar Square that was built ages ago. The sacred Hindu temple Pashupati Nath, the famous Swayambhu Nath also known as Monkey Temple are some the landmarks. In afternoon we organize a pre-discussion and give a chance to ask questions about any upcoming events you may find confusing.

Day 3: Kathmandu to Lukla (by flight) and trek to Phakding.
We will be ready to go to domestic airport terminal after eating our breakfast. Then we will head to Lukla through aerial route. After 35 minutes of flying through beautiful skies above green as well as the White Mountains, we reach our first destination Tenzing-Hilary airport at Lukla. This airport is renamed after Sir Edmund Hilary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay. Short after we will start our adventurous trek to Phakding. Around walking for almost 4 hours we will reach our destination; Phakding. We will stay overnight here.

Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar.
We start our trek first thing in the morning. After a few walks around the uphill and downhill the Dudh Koshi River, we reach Benkar Village. You will enjoy a magnificent view of Mt. Thamserku (6608 m). A few more bridges until we reach a small village called Monjo and we reach the Sagarmatha National Park. Here every trekkers permit and park ticket are checked and all details on whole crew along with trekkers will be recorded. We reach our destination Namche Bazaar after crossing Hilary Suspension Bridge through the river bed. Namche Bazaar is also known as the gateway of Khumbu region. We make ourselves available for splendid mountains like Kwangdae Peak and its sister peaks Kusum Kangaru, Mt Everest, Lhotse etc. We will stay overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 5: Namche Bazaar to Thame.
We need to make ourselves mentally as well as physically strong. After eating breakfast, we will commence our trekking to Thame. After walking short uphill we will walk towards Phorte. On the way, we will enjoy a panoramic view of KongdeRi at our left and rocky Khumbu Yu La at our right and leave Kusum Kangru. After Crossing the bridge of Bhote Koshi and half an hour walk will take to our destination. Our journey will be around 4-5 hours at most. We will stay overnight at Thame. Thame is quite popular since many trekkers who want to reach the top of World Mt. Everest is gathered here.

Day 6 Thame Rest day.
You can ask your Guide for any activities.

Day 7: Thame to Lumde.
we start walking after breakfast. A short walk Thame will get us to alpine zone terrain. The terrain is quite silent and little solitude due to lack of vegetation. But there is a beauty to that. About an hour and a half walk, we will reach Yellajung village that resides across the Bhote Koshi. About an hour of walk and we will reach Marlung. Then about 2 hours of walk and we reach our destination, Lumde. We will stay overnight at Lumde.

Day 8: Lumde to Gokyo.
We start after having breakfast in the morning.A short walk to the top of Renjo La pass, we enjoy the magnificent views of Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Tobuche and other peaks. We will walk through Ngozumpa glacier and easy walking lead us to our destination Gokyo.

Day 9: Gokyo rest day.
After a difficult but adventurous week, we will rest the rest of the day at Gokyo. To make our stay more interesting, we can go hiking to GokyoRi. Since GokyoRi has beautiful views like Renjo Pass. We can enjoy the best views of Everest Region from GokyoRi.  Some of the interesting places we can go are the six lakes that Gokyo hosts. The fourth lake ThonakTsho and the fifth lake NgozumaTsho are the most popular one and we would not miss those lakes. We can also go to Mt Gokyo (5560 m). We stay overnight at Gokyo.

Day 10: Gokyo to Dzongla.
We start first thing in the morning. This will be a good day since we will trek to Cho La Pass but also one the difficult days. This route is quite difficult so extreme caution must be taken in order to make through the slippery trail. We will climb up to reach Phedi and a few more hours walk will get us to Dzongla. Of course, we need to pass through some crevasses, frozen lake. All those hard times will fade away by the beautiful view of Cholatse Mt.  Lobuche Peak and others. We stay overnight at Dzongla.

Day 11: Dzongla to Lobuche.
Our next destination is Lobuche. We will get a beautiful view of Lobuche Peak on our way to Lobuche. After climbing down from Dzongla, we pass through the ridge. A little walk through the river bed and we are in Lobuche. We stay overnight at Lobuche.

Day 12: Lobuche to Gorakshep and hike Everest Base Camp.
This is one of the shows up of the trek. We will pass through Khumbu Glacier. Along the way, we will enjoy beautiful white Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingter, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Mahalangur and north ridge of Mt. Everest. Climbing through Changri Glacier, we will have our first glance of Kala Patthar, grey-green knoll which resides right below Mt. Pumori. A sunset view is more beautiful than sunrise if we were to see it from Kala Patthar. A short walk and we reach Gorakshep. We have our lunch, rest for a while and head towards our next destination Everest Base Camp. We will continue our course straight till we reach Everest Base Camp. From there we can see one of the dangerous routes that pass through Khumbu icefall. After short hours we return back to Gorakshep and stay overnight there.

Day 13: Gorakshep via Kala Patthar to Lobuche.
We start early in the morning since we don’t want to miss that magnificent sunrise view from Kala Patthar. Mt. Everest looks so close from Patthar, and when those shiny rays of suns hit that white peak, you wouldn’t want to blink an eye. That is what we are trying to achieve. We will have our lunch and rest for some time in Kala Patthar. We can also enjoy the other Himalayas on our way back to Lobuche. We stay overnight at Lobuche.

Day 14: Lobuche via Kongmala to Chhukung.
We start after having breakfast early in the morning. We may have a fantastic view of the sunrise on Nuptse. Passing through Khumbu glacier and climbing up, we reach KongmaLa. Later we can have little time to have fun at Italian Research Center which looks like a pyramid. We can enjoy our walk seeing frozen lakes, watching beautiful white capped mountain shine. Then we turn to pass a rocky trail and pass through Amphu Lacha Pass. We will reach our destination Chhukung after walking a while.

Day 15: Chhukung
rest Day.
If needed activities: After having such adventurous and dangerous experience, we will rest a day a Chhukung and will go hiking to some of the best places that we can find in Chhukung. Chhukung village lies on the left side of lmja Khola. The most interesting thing about lmja Khola is that lmja Khola is a tribute to Dudh Koshi River and drains directly from Mt. Everest. We will enjoy a fantastic view of lmja Khola. Another interesting thing about Chhukung is ChukkungRi peak. It is similar to Kala Patthar and Chhukung summit has astounding views of ImjaTse (Island Peak), Makalu, and the Lhotse in the Khumbu region. We stay the night at Chhukung.

Day 16: Chhukung to Pangboche.
We start walking after having breakfast in the morning. Since Chhukung is the starting point for Island Peak climbing, we will enjoy various upper Himalaya civilizations in Khumbu. After a short walk and passing Dudh Koshi River, we reach our destination Pangboche. We stay overnight at Pangboche.

Day 17: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar.
After a little trip in Pangboche visiting various famous places of Pangboche like a famous monastery in Pangboche, we will descend to Tengboche. First, we need to pass the alpine desert of Khumbu region and also pine forests. After climbing a steep uphill we reach Tengboche village.  While staying in Tengboche we won’t miss visiting Tengboche monastery. Now we descend to steep downhill and after passing Chorten and final steep downhill, we reach our destination Namche Bazaar. We stay overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 18: Namche Bazaar to Lukla.
We start in the morning. Since the trail has descended steeply downward, we have to walk slowly and carefully. After a little walk and passing Suspension bridge of Dudh Koshi River, the trail becomes leveler. During the way, we pass Buddhism villages and then we reach our destination to Lukla. We stay overnight at Lukla.

Day 19: Lukla to Kathmandu.
After having a wonderful time, it is our last day of the trip. We fly back to Kathmandu after a very difficult Himalaya journey. After reaching Kathmandu we bid farewell to each other. If you want to explore or go shopping then you can explore since we have much to explore in Kathmandu.

Day 20: Final Departure
And here comes to the end today. The cooperative and friendly staffs of Good Day Nepal Excursion will drop us to the Tribhuvan International Airport 3hours before the scheduled flight. Now, we have lots of memory of Annapurna Sanctuary trek which will surely compel us to come next time.

Include/Exclude

Cost Inclusive:

  • All airport transfers.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • City tour in Kathmandu covering 4 UNESCO heritage sites.
  • Flights Kathmandu–Lukla–Kathmandu.
  • All airport taxes.
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National Park permit and TIMS).
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food, and lodging.
  • Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) followed by a cup of Tea/Coffee during the trek.
  • All mountain accommodation. with independent bathroom and remaining Soft, comfortable, twin sharing a private room with shared toilet).
  • Iodine/Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water.
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Souvenir; Everest Base Camp Route map printed Polo Shirt.

Cost-Exclusive:

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Desserts (cakes, bakes, pies, and pudding).
  • Additional Hot Drinks.
  • Bottled drinks.
  • Boiled water.
  • Electronic device re-charge.
  • Hot shower.
  • Wi-Fi.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance.
  • Tips for trekking staff.
Equipment List

Upper Body

  •        2-Light weight thermal tops- long sleeve (medium weight merino or equivalent)
  •       3-T shirts or cool-max trekking shirts
  •       1- pullover or jacket (Merino, Polartec power stretch, soft shell, 100 weight fleece)
  •       1-200 weight fleece jacket or prima loft jacket
  •       1-Waterproof shell jacket with hood (lightweight, breathable)
  •        1-Down parka with hood

Lower Body

  •        2-Thermal bottoms (merino or Polartec power dry)
  •        1-Fleece or Polartec power stretch pants
  •       1-Light weight hiking trousers
  •       1-Heavy weight hiking trousers (windproof soft shell for warmth at higher altitude)
  •       1-Hiking shorts (optional)
  •       Waterproof shell pants (lightweight, breathable)
  •       *Under Garments

Feet

  •       4- Warm Trekking socks (wool)
  •       *4- Lightweight Cotton Trekking socks
  •       2-Thick wool socks to wear at night in lodges
  •       *Gore-tex waterproof hiking boots- (you should buy at home and break them in before you come)
  •       *Spare laces for hiking boots
  •       Snow Gaiters (optional)
  •       Camp shoes/sandals (Crocs are ideal)

Hands

  • 1-Lightweight gloves-Polypro
  • 1-Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
  • 1 pair expedition shell gloves

Head

  •         Warm beanie hat
  •        Tubular Headwear (buff)
  •         Sun hat or cap (cap and buff all fit under your hood)
  •        Polarized Sunglasses with UV protection

Accessories:

  • 1-Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • 2-Water bottle or camel bag, 1-liter (one with an insulated cover is recommended)
  • large duffle bag (and a lock as the porters will carry this)
  • Stuff sacks, dry bags, garbage bags etc (to organize and waterproof your things inside the duffle bag)
  • Trekking pole set
  • Sleeping bag (- 30’C)
  • Headlamp and spare batteries

Personal First Aid kit (we suggest the following items):

  •         *Personal medication
  •         Broad spectrum antibiotics (e.g. Ciprofloxacin)
  •        Diarrhea stopper (e.g. Immodium)
  •        Rehydration Salt sachets
  •        Medication for giardiasis (e.g. Tinidazole)
  •        *Blister kit (tiny roll of 3M medical tape/breathable surgical tape)
  •        Antiseptic (iodine or alcohol wipes for cleaning wounds)
  •       *Sterile non-stick absorbent dressing/gauze (for more serious wounds)
  •        *Antibiotic cream (sample size)
  •       10 ibuprofen tablets (anti-inflammatory; pain relief)
  •       4 antihistamine tablets (for bites, allergic reactions; e.g. Benadryl)
  •        throat lozenges
  •        Small Swiss Army knife (which has knife, scissors, and tweezers)
  •        Small whistle
  •        Diamox (consult your doctor about this)

Toiletries/Hygiene:

  • Toothbrush & *paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Toilet paper
  • Lightweight towel and *soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • *Face and body moisturizer (the low humidity at high altitude dries the skin)
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • *Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  •  Wet wipes/ baby wipes (in case there is no warm water for a wash)
  • Antibacterial hand gel
  • Sunscreen (with a high UV factor needed for high altitude )
  • Sunblock Lip Balm (kept in a pocket and regularly applied)

Extras/Luxuries:

  • *Lightweight reading material
  • Trail Map/Guidebook
  • Journal & Pen
  •  *Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
  •  Small pillow
  • Thermarest (optional – in case the mattress in the lodge is inadequate)
  •  *Earplugs (in case group member snores)
  • Personal treats and snacks
  •  *Zip-lock bags for snacks so you can divide each day
  •  A bag to leave these in Kathmandu (very cheap in Kathmandu)
  • Shoulder bag or small backpack for exploring around town (optional)
  • *Music player
  • *Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Town clothes and shoes
  • *Swimming costume (for Kathmandu)
  • Tips for your Sherpa guide and porter
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Trip Highlights

  • Discountonly for group %
  • Trip Grade
  • Price USD Ask me
  • Duration20 days
  • Starting PointLukla
  • Ending PointLukla
  • TransportationPrivate vehicle or Bus and Fly.
  • Activitiestrekking
  • Trek StyleTrekking
  • Max. Altitude5,364m EBC & 5,545m Kalapathar
  • Best SeasonFebruary-May/September-December

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