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Everest 3 High Pass Trekking

Everest 3 High Pass Trek

Everest 3 High pass Trekking.
"Challenging Trekking in Everest Region. Corssing 3 high pass, Renjo La pass, Cho La pass and the Kongma La pass"
3 High pass trek in Everest Region Nepal is an ultimate trekking that will take you through the famous three passes of Everest, namely the Renjo La pass, the Cho La pass and the Kongma La pass. It is a trek with unparalled alpine beauty and without doubt the grandest mountain scenery on the world. The highlights of the trek include the Sherpa village of Khumjung, the pristine Gokyo lake, the breathtaking scenery from the all these passes and the visit to Everest base camp. Unlike other treks in Everest region, this trek makes a loop, hence no tracing back of the route. The good thing about this Everest Three high pass trek is despite having to cross three passes, you do not require any technical climbing and any person with good fitness and previous trekking experience can complete the trek successfully.

Trekking Highlights

Time for Nepal Total : 21 Days
Trekking duration: 18 days
Starting : Lukla
Ending : Lukla
Grade : Mediam/hard
Mode of trek : Tea house/camping
Maximum Altitude : 5545m.
Group size : 1+
Cost: $

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrivals in Kathmandu Airport receipt and transfer to Hotel O/N Hotel.
Day 02: Early morning fly to Lukla (45minute) 2810m and common trek to Phakding O/N Lodge (2-3 hours)
Day 03: Trek to Namche bazaar (3440m) O/N Lodge (5-6 hours)
Day 04: Acclimatization day at Namche (explore Syangboche Airport/Everest view hotel/Khumjung and Khunde village, O/N Namche (5-6 hours)
Day 05: Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860m) O/N Lodge (4-5 hours)
Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4410m) O/N Lodge (5-6 hours)
Day 07: Trek to Chhukhung (4730m) O/N Lodge (3-4 hours)
Day 08: Acclimatization day at Chhukhuing (Explore Imja valley O/N Lodge.
Day 09: Cross Khogmala-Pass (5535m) to Labuche (4910m) O/N Lodge (7-9 hours) Suggest to take pack lunch today because not any tea house along the way till Labuche,
Day 10: Trek to Gorak-shep (5180m) (2-3 hours) After getGorak-shep have lunch and walk toEverest Base camp (5364m) and back to Gorak-shep O/N Lodge. (8-9 hours)
Day 11: After breakfast walk up to Kalapathar (5545m) to Everest view and back to Gorakshep and trek back to Labuche O/N Lodge (7-8 hours)
Day 12: Trek to Zhonglha (4830m) (3-4 hours) O/N Lodge
Day 13: cross Cho-La pass (5368m) Overnight Thangna.
Day 14: Trek to Gokyo (4790m) O/N Lodge (2-3 hours)
Day 15: Rest day. Explore the gokyo valley.
Day 16: Last pass Ranjo-Pass (5360m) is another last spectacular view point where from exploreonce overnight Marlung
Day 17: Marlung to Namche
Day 18: Namche to Lukla
Day 19: Fly to Kathmandu receipt in Airport and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 20: Transfer to Airport for final departure.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrivals in Kathmandu Airport receipt and transfer to hotel O/N Hotel
After arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be welcomed by the representative of Adventure Great Himalaya and you will be shifted to your hotel. The employees in the hotel will manage your accommodation and check in. In the evening, a welcome dinner will be organized in the hotel.
Day 02: Early morning fly to Lukla (45minute) 2810m and common trek to Phakding O/N Lodge (2-3 hours)
After arriving at Lukla (2780m) early in the morning, entrance to Everest Base Camp, porters will lend a hand to carry your trekking equipments. After that, you will get to observe beautiful Sherpa settlement Choplung. The path goes on by the side of the Dudh Koshi valley before ascending to Ghat ((2530m) Trail climbs tenderly once more about an hour to final destination Phakding where we spend a night. 
Day 03: Trek to Namche bazaar (3440m) O/N Lodge (5-6 hours)
Today, from Phakding, on the way we can have a vista of a striking pine forest, all along Dudh Koshi River crossing several suspension bridges through Sherpa villages Benkar, Chimoa, Monjo and Jorsole. National Park permit check spot with the calm view of Mt. Thamserku (6618 m). The path continues throughout the Dudh Koshi riverbed to the meeting point of Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi Rivers. Now, the path climbs steadily crossing high Tenzing- Hilary suspension bridge. On the way, stimulating glimpse of Mt. Everest right up next Nuptse- Lhotse edge will be spotted. Mounting for 3 hours, the magnificent pine forest will end reaching a prosperous trading and administrative village Namche Bazaar. We stay this night in hotel.
Day 04: Acclimatization day at Namche, O/N Namche (5-6 hours)
According to Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and health experts acclimatization is very much essential when trekking Therefore, today we have a day rest. On the other hand, there is a day tour where one can visit Sagarmatha (Everest) National park on the small hill where we can look at a range of things related to the first Everest climbers, Sherpa culture and gain knowledge about the various plants and animal life of the Everest region. After that we can take entertaining acclimatization side trip to large traditional Sherpa village Khumjung with the view of Thamserku, Khaantaiga, Ama Dablam, Mt, Everest and many more. In the evening, we return back to Namche Bazaar for overnight.
Day 05: Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860m) O/N Lodge (4-5 hours)
From Namche Bazaar, we move down through the community from Khumjung and may be take some break for a coffee and cake at the local bakery before moving toward the main track to Everest at Shanasa. Generally, seen on the high ground above the path, we can glance for Danphe Pheasant and Himalayan Thar. We keep on moving to Trashinga and then go down precipitously to cross the Dudh Kosi at Phunkitenga (3250m), where we take lunch. In the daylight, it is a extensive and vertical climb through pine, fir, black juniper and rhododendron forest towards Tengboche Monastery. Moreover, we can experience immense views of the peaks Kantega, Ama Dablam and of course mount Everest. So, we stay here for a night.
Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4410m) O/N Lodge (5-6 hours)
When the sunrise we visit the monastery before sliding down through forest of birch, fir, juniper and rhododendron to the nunnery at Debuche. The marching at the moment involves only steady climbs, but due to the altitude we require to speed ourselves gradually all the way through the day. After passing the Imja Khola, the path heads to the village of Pangboche, where can have our lunch seeing the beautiful peak of Ama Dablam. In the afternoon our route is to climb through unwrapped alpine hillsides before another time we cross the Imja Khola and reach to our lodge, in the settlement of Dingboche.
Day 07: Trek to Chhukung (4730m) O/N Lodge (3-4 hours)
We then walk towards the Chhukung Valley which is located unswervingly beneath an incredible rock wall that links Nuptse with Lhotse. From here, you will also have glorious views of Amadablam (6856 m.), almost certainly, the most photographed mountain in Nepal.
Day 08: Acclimatization day at Chhukung (Explore Imja valley O/N Lodge)
We today have the next rest day for acclimatization one more time in Chhukung which is recommended before setting off for the pass. The spectacle from Chhukung and up on top of the valley on the moraines towards Island Peak (6189 m) are outstanding. We take grasp of this occasion to ascend to the Island Peak base camp (4970 m) along the Lhotse glacier, passing the puffy water of Imja Lake. The great south face of Lhotse peaks above to the north, while Amphu Lapcha a (5845 m pass) and the gigantic fluted ice walls that take over the horizon to the south. To the southwest, the eastern face, of Ama Dablam provides an unusual view of this pictorial peak.
Day 09: Cross Kogmala-Pass (5535m) to Lobuche (4910m) O/N Lodge (7-9 hours)
Starting from Chhukung we have to take-over highest pass of the trip today. Since there are no Lodges on the way, we carry a lot of water and some snacks and a readymade food. We in fact get pleasure from the inaccessibility of facilities in the area and absolute nature. We can decide on to go via any of the probable 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. Take packed lunch today because not any tea house along the way till Lobuche. Overnight in Lobuche
Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep (5180m) (2-3 hours) to Everest Base camp (5364m) and back to Gorakshep O/N Lodge. (8-9 hours)
We, today have to pass through windy and rocky peak of north crest to Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, Nuptse, etc. We travel on alongside of Khumbu Glacier to Gorakshep. We have our lunch and in the afternoon, we get started to visit world’s highest base camp Everest Base Camp. The base Camp does not let us to have a look Mt. Everest but far-fetched view of Khumbu icefall. We trek back to Gorakshep for overnight.
Day 11: After breakfast walk up to Kalapathar (5545m) to Everest view and back to Gorakshep and trek back to Lobuche O/N Lodge (7-8 hours)
We, today have to pass through windy and rocky peak of north crest to Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, Nuptse, etc. We travel on alongside of Khumbu Glacier to Gorakshep. We have our lunch and in the afternoon, we get started to visit world’s highest base camp Everest Base Camp. The base Camp does not let us to have a look Mt. Everest but far-fetched view of Khumbu icefall. We trek back to Lobuche for overnight.
Day 12: Trek to Zhonglha (4830m) (3-4 hours) O/N Lodge
Today, we will have a short trek compared to other day. The path will lead us to Dzonglha which branches off from the core path some space from Lobuche. After crossing a stream we approach through a branch and later twisting round to the wide gruff river bed of the flow, the track runs crossways and climbs the edge to the front. From the greeny ridge in front, we can see towering heights of Ama Dablam and Kangtega-Thamserku while Tawache looms outstandingly ahead. Pheriche village is also noticeable down in the valley floor. As the ridge changes direction northward, the vast Cho La Lake spreads below Mt. Cholatse. The lake flows with us over a long extend until we move down to a wide basin. The trail climbs up descends steeply to another broad basin. After walking for half an hour we cross a unsteady bridge and we reach Dzonglha. We will be staying at Dzonglha for a night.
Day 13: Cross Cho-La pass (5368m) Overnight Thangna
The trek today is one of the challenging trips; this embarks on as we incline through a spur widened westward from Dzongla. The lane slides downhill to a basin transversely which strolls a whispering stream coated with ice. We reach the top of the basin in an hour readying for the accomplishment on ChoLa. The higher we reach the view back gets ever more enchanting. The Cho La Lake comes into sight and the Ama Dablam in its pyramidal personification heads over a range of mountains on the south as Cholatse soars on the west. Mountaineering the incline is not easy; it is steep, but made worse by boulders over some of which we will have to scramble. The last climb to the ChoLa can be a little risky as the trail curves round. Upon getting to the top, we see prayer flags, hung across cairns, flapping in the strong wind. Landscape of majestic peaks in all directions is hallucinating. A bit of cautiousness is needed now when passing through Thangzak if rocks are glazed by ice. We arrive at Thangnak, a rather large small village.
Day 14: Trek to Gokyo (4790m) O/N Lodge (2-3 hours)
Today, e make the acquaintance of wonderful mountain views when stepping back from the settlement. The path brings us to the Ngozumpa glacier edge after short walk, which is longest glacier in Nepal. Arriving at the other side of the glacier, we get to sight the second Gokyo Lake on the series of six lakes. On the edge of this lake stands the Gokyo Village where we as a final spot today let our body relax for overnight.
Day 15: Rest day. Explore the Gokyo valley
To mark the popular and excellent view, we go up to Gokyo Ri (5350 m), the small crest above the lake. The peak of 5350m is also called Kala Pathar. We should not be confused with the Kala Pathar above Gorakshep, though the view is similar. After the two hours climb we can see a panoramic view of Cho Oyu, Gyanchung King, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse, Tawache and many more. In addition, there are numerous small peaks in this in this region that proffers vantage points for the nearby peaks and views of the Nangpa La, the old trade route into Tibet. 
Day 16: Renjo-La Pass (5360m) O/N Lodge (7-8 hours)
To reach Marlung (4210m) after visiting of Renjo La (5345m), we have need of marching earlier. The path climbs soothingly up the edge of Gokyo Ri and then meanders hazardously up a finger of gray scree above the northwest corner of the lake. We precede early down from the Gokyo Valley; we depart from the main trail and turn to Renjo La trail by Dudh Pokhari. We reach to the Renjo La after about three hours where a incredible panorama lie ahead. The Everest itself, Lhotse, Cholatse and Taboche can be seen glittering in the sun. Charismatic image of ice on the trail while descending down can make our way down a bit risky. Alongside the way, we see Relama Tsho and Renjo Lake. We walk more or less for an hour from Lumden (4350m) to get to Marlung on the east bank of the Bhote Kosi. Overnight in Marlung
Day 17: Trek to Namche O/N Lodge (3-4 hours)
We use a traditional route used for centuries by the Tibetan traders for walking down from Marlung to Namche Bazaar. Moving downhill from the Marulung we come cross the Bhote Kosi and the direction again drops to Taranga. The track then goes through the valley of Langmuche Khola. We trek down after crossing a bridge after then finally reach Samde. The place offer magnificent views. The lane steeply descends down to Thamo village which has a monastery called Khari Goma. Then, we reach small village of Phurte where there is Laudo monastery. We, eventually reach Namche again through some Gompas, colorful prayer flags, Mani walls and Chortens for the overnight.
Day 18: Trek back to Lukla O/N Lodge (3-4 hours)
Today, after we have our breakfast, we return back over the main track down to Dudh Koshi retracing to Phakding. Following the track we reach to Lukla scaling different Sherpa villages crossing a suspension bridge above Thado Koshi. For about 45 minutes, we climb to accomplish the entire trek and we reconfirm flight ticket and see off to local porters.
Day 19: Fly to Kathmandu receipt in Airport and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu
After travelling for 35 minutes, we fly Back to Kathmandu, in the morning and move back to the hotel. Rest of the day you can relax or go for sightseeing around the Kathmandu city.
Day 20: Transfer to Airport for final departure
Today you depart from this magnificent Himalayan country in Nepal. Expect to see you again.

Note: Some time flights from Kathmandu to Lukla /Kathmandu can be delayed or canceled for a day due to bad weather. It is very rarely, it can be happening even best season. So Adventure Great Himalaya Treks always suggest you to have added one more night in Kathmandu. if your trip goes to smoothly then, you might have some Kathmandu city tour and shopping souvenir.


Cost include on:

  • Pick up from Airport and Transfer to the hotel. by private car/van/Bus.
  • Hotel In Kathmandu: Two night's standard Hotel in Kathmandu. the hotel is clean, private bathroom, 24 hours hot shower, free Wi-Fii, and located main tourist city center.
  • Your meals: Your stander meals (19 Breakfast,17 Lunch and 17 Dinner) during the trekking.
  • Trekking permit.
  • All necessary paper works.
  • Domestic airport pick up and drop transport.
  • Domestic Flight Ticket ( Kahtmandu to Lukla / Kahtmandu/ domestic airport Tax.
  • Accommodation in Trekking; All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • 'Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
  • Trekking Guide and Porter : An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 clients). And Their well paid Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter. (Guide flight Katmandu / Lukla/ Katmandu).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.
  • Service charge.
  • Drop to airport by car/van/Bus.

Cost does not include on:

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Katmandu).
  • International air fair
  • 2 Photo for Nepal Visa.
  • Your personal Travel insurance.
  • Your food in Kathmandu . also all meal in case early return from trek than your trekking schedule.
  • Extra night hotel accomodation in Kathmandu also in case arrive early from trek than your schedule or late departure.
  • Your personal expenses. Phone call, laundry service, extra porter, battery recharge etc.
  • All bar bills like coke, beer, bottle of water, hot water, hot shower etc.
  • Tips for the guide and porter.

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How this trip makes responsible ?

Adventure Great Himalaya works closely with the AGH Social Foundation. www.aghsocialwork.org  and is one of the main benefactors of the foundation; we give support to the Foundation in many different way, Our  10% income directly goes to this organization.

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