Activities: Trekking and Hiking
Trip Duration: 22 Days
Trip Grade: Strenuous
Altitude Maximum: 5545m/ 18192ft
Accommodation: 3 star level hotel in Kathmandu and Tea houses during the trek
Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
Transportation: Domestic flight and private vehicles
Group Size: 01 -16 people
Best Time: Spring & Autumn Season
Attractions: Sherpa Culture, Mountain Views, Everest, Birds, Animals
3 Passes trek is one of the strenuous trekking routes in Everest region. Three passes trek fulfills the dream of every amateur climbers and serious trekkers, who have been seeking the thrill of adventure. This route is popular among the adventure seekers around the globe and leads you to experience the Everest mountain range.
The three passes trek includes Kongma La pass (5535m), Cho La pass (5420m) and Renjo-la pass (5545m). These three passes are the passes which we have to cross during our trek so it is called three passes trek. During trek you will encounter with the natural and cultural beauty of the Everest region. Three passes trek offer magnificent views of Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Ama Dablam and many more.
Three passes trek start with an exhilarating mountain flight to Lukla, then we continue our trekking through Namche, Tyangboche and Dingboche to the Kongma La pass surrounded Himalayan giants. From the Kongma La pass, you will descend to the Khumbu glacier and then ascend Kala Pathar for dazzling view of Mount Everest. Then you will cross the glaciated Cho La pass to Gokyo valley, where we can explore the valley and climb Gokyo Ri to enjoy more excellent views of western snowcaps including another angle of Everest.
After that, we will scramble ahead to cross third pass Renjo-la pass near to the Tibetan border to the north. After accomplishing the third pass we will re-trace back to Lukla and then fly back to Katmandu. Although you have to cross the high passes above 5000 m, you do not require any technical climbing skills. Anyone with sound fitness and good health can complete the trek.
Day 01: Welcome to Nepal.
upon your arrival at Nepal our representative welcome you and assists to transfer in your hotel. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu (1,350m).
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley city tours and preparation for upcoming trek.
Day 03: Flight from KTM – Lukla (2860m).
Trek to Phakding (2652m) about 4 and half hour working. After having a 35 minutes flight to lukla you start your trek and following a gentle climb up the mountain side on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. One the way you will have a view of Kusum Kangaru, Mt Kwondge and you will pass a few tea houses and Mani walls. Overnight in Phakding.
Day 04: Phakding to Namche (3,440m)
Beginning with a slight climb to Jhorsalle, the trail passes a waterfall. All day, we pass villages interspersed with magnificent forest- rhododendron, magniolia trees and giant firs. And on the way to walking you will be rewarded (weather permitting) your first glimpse of Kusum Kanggru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m) Everest (8848m) and Nuptse (7879 m). A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche Bazaar (3440m).
Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche.
Acclimatization is most important before proceeding to a higher elevation. It is therefore recommended that you take a short days hike to Thame, Khunde or Khumjung or relax and explore the sherpa culture of Namche.
Day 06: Namche Bazzar to Thame (3820m).
Today we will trek about 5 to 5 and half hours to Thame, Thame is at the end of Khumbu Valley and iconic value of Thame is its terrain the people which are untouched by the effects of modern civilization. During the working we will past a large a large array of prayer flags, Chorten and the carved mani stones.
Day 07: Thame to Lungdeng (4500m).
Today we will walk about 5 to 5 and half hour to Lungden, mostly up hill,, the trails pass by many old, walled Sherpa villages. During the walking you can observe varieties of plants and animals with unique Sherpa culture. We can probable also share the trail with Tibetan Yak Canavans, trading en route to and from Namche to Tibet with the villagers. We will stay in simple lodge at Lungden.
Day 08: Rest day and explore around.
Today we can go for visit at Nakpa Valley, which falls on the old trade route to Tibet. Hiking to Darkyachhulung Peak. Visiting Marlung sacred site of warfield. Hiking to Lake Cho Relmo, Back to stay in Lungden at very simple guest house.
Day 09: Lungden – Renjola Pass (5415m) – Gokyo Lake.
Today the walking will be about 6 hours to reach the Gokyo lake by crossing Renjo La pass (5415m), the trail often follow steeply ups and down with sandy ridge. We will crosses frozen stream, and walking through dramatic rock, we will past several yak kharkas and twin Renjo Lakes, the view from the top is incredible, you can have studding view of 7000 to 8000 metes peaks all around including Kalapathar, Tengboche Monastery, chola glaciers and many more. Overnight at Gokyo lake.
Day 10: Gokyo Lake explore around.
The excursion to the Gokyo peak usually starts early in the morning. The climb is quite steep first 30 minutes, it will take you an hour to reach the top with its traditional prayer flags. From where you will have a magnificent view of highest peaks, from the west to east are Cho you (8,153m), Gyachung Kang (7,922m), Everest ( 8848m), Lhotse (8,501m) and further way Makalu, On the way to descent you can enjoy, superb view of Gokyo Lake.
Day 11: Gokyo Lake to Thangnak:
We will cross Gokyo glacier, about 4 hour working down to Thangnak. (4700m).
Day 12: Cho-La crossing- Dzongla:
The trek through Cho La Pass (5,330m), while this is a rather difficult route, requires some mountaineering experience and well equipped. We suggest bringing warm clothing and some extra food. The pass is not difficult but it is steep and involves a glacier crossing. There are no technical problems and there is a trail in the rocks besides the icefall.
Day 13: Dzongla to Lobuche: about 4 and half hour slowly working to Lobuche (4910m) on the way you can see Dughla Lake.
Day 14: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,140m)
The trail from Lobuche follows the grassy ablation valley with great views of Pumori then crosses tributary glaciers to reach the dry lake bed of Gokrakchep. After having a lunch in Gorakshep, we then climb the 5545m Kala Patthar for incredible views of Everest and Everest base camp and back to Gorakchep.
Day 15: Gorekshep to Everest Base Camp and back to Lobuche
Early morning we walk to Everest Base Camp, visit base camp area and work down to Lobuche.
Day 16: Lobuche to - Khongma La Pass (5535m) – Chhukung (4900m) 8/9 hrs
Today will be the longest and difficult day.
Day 17: Chhukung to Tengboche:
From Chhukung we descend the valley of the Imja Khola, trek through the village of Dingboche with its stone walled potatoe fields, down alpine pastures through the kharkas of Tsura, Orsho and Shomare to the village of Pangboche, the highest year round settlement in the valley. The Pangboche Gompa (monastery) is the oldest in the Khumbu and once used to boast the skull and hand of a Yeti, (stolen in 1991)
Day 18: Tengboche to Namche:
From Tengboche the trail drops sharply down to the Dudh Kosi and the village of Phunki, where we cross the river, and up toward Namche Bazaar, winding high above the river with views north towards Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse
Day 19: Trek to Lukla.
Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 21: Free day in Kathmandu
You can continue little sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
Day 22: Final Day
After this amazing trek if you are interested for other activities like Safari, Rafting, Biking Tours, Peak climbing or more trekking in other region we can organize as your desire. If you decide to leave Nepal we will transfer to airport for your onward destination.
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