Everest Three Passes Trek-19 Days

Cost from : US$1990.00 2 Pax All-in
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  • Destination: Nepal
  • Grade: Strenuous
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel + Lodge
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Min Pax: 2 Pax
  • Trip Style:Trekking
  • Meals:ฺBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner During Trek
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Everest Three passes trek is a combine of Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Valley and the Nangpa La Valley, the Sherpa village of Marlung and the monastery village of Thame. For this route you will cross three famous passes Kongma La (5,535), Cho La (5420m) and Renjo La (5,340m) and includes three peak climb Chhukung Ri (5,546m), Kala Patthar (5,545m) and Gokyo Ri (5,357m). It is one of the most challenging routes in the Everest region along the Everest base camp trekking. 

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic and exciting flight to Lukla
  • Superb views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu and Cho Oyu 
  • Highest Mountain of Mt.Everest and other mountains more than 8000m out of 10.
  • Cultural Sight see of Sherpa
  • Tribal Groups of People, Culture, and Lifestyle
  • Survey around the world heritage site of the Sagarmatha National Park
  • Explore the highest Buddhist monasteries in the world
  • Scenic journey to the enticing Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri
  • The massive Ngozumpa Glacier and the Gokyo valley from Gokyo Ri.
  • Discover three high passes in the Everest region - Kongma La Pass (5,535/18,159ft), Cho La Pass (5420m/17,782ft) and Renjo La Pass (5,340m/17,520ft)
  • Cultural sight was seen Nangpa La Valley, the Sherpa village ultralow Marlung and the monastery village of Thame

Outline itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350 m)

Day 02:Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651 m/40 minutes flight; 8 km) 3 - 4 hours trek

Day 03:Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438 m/11 km) 5 - 6 hours

Day 04:Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)

Day 05:Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860 m/10 km) 5 - 6 hours

Day 06:Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/9 km) 5 - 6 hours

Day 07:Dingboche to Chhukung (4750 m), climb Chhukung Ri (5,546 m/14 km) 6 – 7 hours

Day 08:Cross to Kongma La pass (5535 m), trek to Lobuche (4940 m/10 km) 6 - 7 hours

Day 09:Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m), visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m/13 km) 6-7 hours

Day 10:Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545 m), then to Dzongla (4,830 m) 8 - 9 hours

Day 11:Zongla to Thanak (4,750 m) via Cho La pass (5368 m) 5 - 6 hours

Day 12:Thaknak to Gokyo (4,800 m) via Ngozumpa glacier 4 - 5 hours

Day 13:Rest day in Gokyo: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357m) tour 4th and 5th Gokyo lakes 3 - 4 hours

Day 14:Gokyo to Marlung (4,210 m) via Renjo La Pass (5,360 m/11 km) 7 - 8 hours

Day 15:Marlung to Namche Bazaar 15 km, 5 - 6 hours

Day 16:Namche Bazaar to Lukla 19km, 6 - 7 hours

Day 17:Lukla to Kathmandu 40 minutes flight

Day 18:Reserve Day for Contingency

Day 19:Final Departure

Cost includes:

    • Three nights hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
    • Welcome and farewell dinners
    • Transportation pickup and drop airport
    • Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during trek
    • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight and airport departure taxes
    • An experienced English-speaking and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and lodging
    • All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS card, and local trekking permit)
    • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes:

    • Nepal Visa fee
    • Drinking water during trek and beverage such as tea, coffee, coke, Pepsi, liquor etc.
    • Meals
    • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
    • Expenses of charge batteries and hot water for shower on the mountain
    • Excess baggage charges
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Lukla because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
    • Tips for guides and porters
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.)

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350 m)

    Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Thai Nepal Travels. After picking up your luggage and look for our representative with a Thai Nepal Travels display board at the arrival gate. After that, you will be transferred to Hotel. After check-in, you can take a rest, hang around in the city - it all depends on your interests and condition. In the evening we will organize a "Welcome Dinner" at an excellent traditional Nepalese Restaurant where you will enjoy Nepalese cultural programs as well as a fine meal.

    Including meal: Dinner

  • Day 2
    Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651 m/40 minutes flight; 8 km) 3 - 4 hours trek

    After breakfast, we take about 40 minutes flight to Lukla (2,800m), in the Khumbu region of Eastern Nepal. We will reach the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. Today we only have a short hike by start our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla until we reach Phakding.We stay overnight at Phakding.

    Including meal: Breakfast

  • Day 3
    Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438 m/11 km) 5 - 6 hours

    We are walking through a Rhododendron and beautiful pine forest. We come to the check post and entrance to Sagarmatha Nation Park. We pass through the last village of Jorsale (Thumbug; 2830m) the last settlement before Namche Bazaar a gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading Centre of this region. We stay overnight in Namche Bazaar.

    Including meal: -

  • Day 4
    Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)

    Namche Bazaar is the main center of the Everest (Khumbu) region. Our guides will take us to the Tourist Visitor Center near the headquarters of the Sagarmatha National Park where we can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plant and animal life of the Everest region. We also take an interesting side trip up to Khumjung, surrounded by the snowy peaks of Kongde and Thamserku and the sacred peak Khumbila, hosts a well-known monastery that houses a yeti scalp. After having lunch and spending some time in Khumjung, we walk back down to Namche Bazaar and overnight in Namche Bazaar.

    Including meal: -

  • Day 5
    Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860 m/10 km) 5 - 6 hours

    Today we start our trek towards Tengboche follows on the gradual trail with few ups and downs overlooking a magnificent view of the great Himalaya. The trail goes gradually down up to Kayangjuma. The path eventually reaches Sansa, which is the major trail junction to Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp. The track then follows through the pine forests and after we cross the prayer-flag festooned bridge over Dudh Koshi River. Upon crossing the river, we reach Phunki Thenga, a small settlement with a couple of teahouses and a small army post amidst the alpine woods. Then we then have a tough little climb that goes steeply up through the pine forests until we reach Tengboche and overnight here.

    Including meal: -

  • Day 6
    Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/9 km) 5 - 6 hours

    After breakfast, we go north to Pheriche or take the eastward trail beneath the towering north face of Ama Dablam. From here on wards, the walk is fairly moderate as we enter the Imja Valley. The valley ahead will begin to open up as we approach the confluence of the Lobuche River. Then after the confluence, we descend into the river and begin the last and steepest climb of the day up to Dingboche then we are overnight in Dingboche.

    Including meal: -

  • Day 7
    Dingboche to Chhukung (4750 m), climb Chhukung Ri (5,546 m/14 km) 6 – 7 hours

    The trail passes through Imja Khola valley and continues to Bibre. We continue our walk for around half an hour and reach Chhukung. After lunch, we begin our trek towards Chhukung Ri. The climb to Chhukung Ri involves some easy scrambling near the summit. From the top, we can look directly across the valley for a fantastic view of Ama Dablam and Amphu Labcha peaks. We descend back to Chhukung and stay overnight here.

    Including meal: -

  • Day 8
    Cross to Kongma La pass (5535 m), trek to Lobuche (4940 m/10 km) 6 - 7 hours

    We leave Chhukung early morning highest part of Kongma La. We can either take a trail over a hill which is to the northwest of Chhukung over the Nuptse Glacier moraines. The top of the pass is marked by cairns and Buddhist prayer flags. The final descent from the pass is the most difficult part of today’s journey. After climbing the moraine on the far side, the trail turns north through Khumbu Glacier which takes us to Lobuche. We are overnight at Lobuche.

    Including meal: -

  • Day 9
    Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m), visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m/13 km) 6-7 hours

    The trail to Gorak Shep we pass through the pyramid sign post. Gorak Shep was the base camp for the 1952 Swiss expedition to Everest. A small ascent would take us to Thangma Riju from where we perceive a 360-degree vista of the snowy mountains. As we reach Gorak Shep, we will be surrounded by snow-capped mountains looming all around us including the top of the world we take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake. Continuing straight ahead, we come through the Indian army mountaineers' memorials. As we reach Everest Base Camp Mountaineers’ tents stand out in bright colors against all the dull Gray surroundings after that return back to Gorak Shep for an overnight.

    Including meal: -

  • Day 10
    Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545 m), then to Dzongla (4,830 m) 8 - 9 hours

    We start early at dawn to catch the dramatic views from Kala Patthar witnessing the first light of day shining on Mt. Everest. During the ascent to Kala Patthar, we can pause to catch our breath at several outstanding from here, we scramble to climb the rocky outcrop near to the summit marked by cairns and prayer flags as we reach the top. On returning to Gorak Shep, we have breakfast and descend down to Dzongla. We walk downhill the tail splits into two ways we chose the trail on our right. We walk through a stupa and tombstones in the distance. We cross the Chola Khola on a bridge before reaching Dzongla. The village provides great views Ama Dablam, Lobuche Mountains and we are overnight in Dzongla.

    Including meal: -

  • Day 11
    Zongla to Thanak (4,750 m) via Cho La pass (5368 m) 5 - 6 hours

    Today is the one difficult day of trekking. The Cho La pass. The final climb to the Cho La can be a little tricky as the trail curves around a crevasse. We are traverse along the edge of that mountain and then meander into Thaknak. Take the rest and overnight in Thaknak.

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  • Day 12
    Thaknak to Gokyo (4,800 m) via Ngozumpa glacier 4 - 5 hours

    Today we cross the Ngozmpa glacier. From Thaknak village we walk to the edge of the Ngozumpa glacier, which is the longest glacier in Nepal. Reaching the other side of the glacier a short distance away is the third Gokyo Lake. On the edge of this lake stands the Gokyo village we are overnight at Gokyo.

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  • Day 13
    Rest day in Gokyo: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357m) tour 4th and 5th Gokyo lakes 3 - 4 hours

    This is the day of exploring the areas. We wake up early morning to Climbing to the top of Gokyo Ri is demanding as it is steep and takes about 2 to 3 hours to reach the top for 360 views including Everest and Makalu. Then we walk 3 km north of Gokyo to reach the fourth lake also called Thonak Tsho. Then continue to the 5th lake, also called Ngozumba Tsho. Then back to Gokyo and overnight in Gokyo.

    Including meal: -

  • Day 14
    Gokyo to Marlung (4,210 m) via Renjo La Pass (5,360 m/11 km) 7 - 8 hours

    After breakfast we leave Gokyo early morning we walk around two hours to reach Renjo La. Continuing on from the pass to reach the south bank of Angladumba Tsho Lake. Along the way, we see Relama Tsho and Renjo Lake. We walk down a narrow valley clogged with giant boulders to Lumde and we walk around one hour but from Lumde to Marlung on the east bank of the Bhote Koshi River. We are overnight at Marlung.

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  • Day 15
    Marlung to Namche Bazaar 15 km, 5 - 6 hours

    Today our trail descent from Marulung pass Thame follows a traditional route used for centuries by the Tibetan traders. Thame is its famous Gompa situated on a hill to the west. From here, we descend gradually on a trail that passes through a few small villages before reaching Namche Bazaar We reach the army camp at Namche Bazaar. On reaching our lodge, we take a nice hot shower and have a very relaxed sleep in our room in Namche Bazaar.

    Including meal: -

  • Day 16
    Namche Bazaar to Lukla 19km, 6 - 7 hours

    In the morning, walk down to Lukla providing unforgettable views of the terraced landscape and river valleys below, as well as up-close perspectives of some of the world's highest mountains followed by a trip to Lukla an overnight at Lukla.

    Including meal: -

  • Day 17
    Lukla to Kathmandu 40 minutes flight

    In the morning, take a spectacular 40-minute flight from Lukla to Kathmandu and we will transfer to the Hotel. We can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If we want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, we may do today. We will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our journey and overnight in Kathmandu.

    Including meal: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 18
    Reserve Day for Contingency

    There is no guarantee that we will have favorable weather on our planned day for the Lukla flight. Therefore, this day is set aside as a contingency in case we are unable to fly in or fly out from Lukla on the desired day due to bad weather conditions or any other unanticipated reason. However, if the trip goes smoothly, this day will be for the rest day or hang around in the city - it all depends on your interests and condition.

    Including meal: Breakfast

  • Day 19
    Final Departure

    Our 19 Days Three passes trek (Kongma La, Cho La, and Renjo La) comes to an end today. A representative from Thai Nepal Travels will take you to the airport approximately 2 hours before the scheduled flight. We hope you have enjoyed the tour with us, and we are sure you will be back making another trip somewhere with Thai Nepal Travels again.

    Including meal: Breakfast

Trip Map

Trip Note

Important Note: 
Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with THAI NEPAL TOURS. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, the health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

For the person who cannot continue trek until the end of trekking, or come back early of trekking in case of any reason he/she please notes that there will be no refund. If the cancellation happens before the trip, we will provide you accommodation in a guesthouse in Kathmandu. In case of the flight delay/cancellation after finishing of the trek, you will be responsible for all your expenses. Please also note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transport, flight, etc.) included in the package that you would not use later.

Please note that often the Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight gets delayed by a few hours or may even be canceled for one, two, or more days due to unfavorable weather conditions. Such conditions may arise even in the best seasons. Hence, in such cases, you must be prepared for long waits either at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or end of the trek or even both! We will do our best to avoid such delays, and arrange the next flight for you. We suggest you be prepared for possible delays/cancellations, and if possible to come with some extra buffer days (1-2 days) at the end of the trip to accommodate such delays. If everything runs smoothly and you still have a few days of your buffer days left then you may even engage yourself in optional activities which can be arranged by Thai Nepal tours upon request. The optional activities may include visiting places/landmarks of your choice, adventure sports, shopping, etc.

In case the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of the trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip such as a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other region. If you are not interested in the alternative trip and would rather wait for your original preferred trip, you are welcome to wait in Kathmandu for as many days as it takes to get a flight to Lukla. However, please note that there will be no refund if you lose time waiting at the airport and do not take an alternative tour or you only do a short trek later due to time limitation. If the cancellation happens before the trip, we will provide you accommodation in a guesthouse in Kathmandu. In case of the flight delay/cancellation after finishing of the trek, you will be responsible for all your expenses. Please also note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transport, flight, etc.) included in the package that you would not use later

 

Accommodations

We will be providing you at Hotel Marshyangdi or equivalent in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on the twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional.

Meals

During the trek, you can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from the tea-houses or from a lodge menu where we spend the night whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available while in Kathmandu. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests.

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