Everest Three Pass Trek
The trekking in Everest region is found to be the most challenging trek in Nepal because of its high altitude. This tempting region is a home for varieties of flora and fauna.Juniper, pine, firs, bamboo, birch, rhododendron are found in the lower forest region. The entire national park looks colorful with different species of plants that bloom after the rainy season in June. The best time to trek this region is from October to November and from March to May, when the weather stays at its best unleashing the wild flowers mostly rhododendrons. This region is also a terrain for many animals; they are capable of being adjusted in the chilled climate. Snow leopard, Musk deer, Himalayan black bear, mountain fix, wild yak are among the major wild animals found around the National park. Along with the plants and animals this region has numerous species of birds and reptiles. There is no doubt that this region will be a fulfilled adventurous journey for you. The towering snowcapped mountains and the spectacular scenes will make the journey worth the hard walks and trails to complete this trail it takes at least 19 days but some time it can be extend few more days if they deserve rest days in some places.
What is included?
Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
Good hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
Teahouse accommodation during the trek
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
soul himalaya trek bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
All government and local taxes
What is not included?
Personal equipment for trekking
Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
Emergency Rescue evacuation
Tipping (Tips) for guide & porter
Bar & Beverage bills
DAY 1: Arrival in Kathmandu Altitude: 1, 350m.
After the arrival of you’re at Tribhuwan International Airport, our customer receiving member will greet with attractive preparations and will drive you up to the booked hotel from the means of your comfort. If your arrival is accurate as planned then, we will also take you to well-hygienic restaurant along with opportunity to take a short glimpse over the taste of foods, entertaining dances, etc. of different ethnic castes of Nepal and if the arrival is late then we may do this in next day. Next day morning, you will be taken to the head office and you will be told about your trekking routes, activities, destinations and their time periods briefly. Then, we will introduce you to your trekking guide.
DAY 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation: 1350m.
Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks include the World Heritage Sites: the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddha Nath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. In the afternoon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. Himalayan Glacier Trekking briefs us regarding our trek as well as provides us opportunity to ask any questions we may have regarding our upcoming adventure
Day 3: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding: 35minute Lukla: 2800m & Phakding: 2610m 4 to 5 hours
According to the scheduled flight time, the guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the airport. The flight provides awesome views of different mountains. After you reach to Lukla, we will have a local or your desired dinner in the lodge. Today’s trek starts through the stone paved trails towards Bhaisekharka. After getting in to the lodge at Phakding, you can fresh up or either hike to the Gompa.
Day 4: Trek to Namche: 3440m 5-6 hours
After an early breakfast, we will start our trek to Namche. The trail leads towards the suspension bridge and easy uphill to the Monju from where Sagarmatha National Park begins. After short National Park formalities, we will drop down to the river, cross another suspension bridge and continue walk to the high Hilary Bridge at the foundation of the hill. On the way you will have great view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Kusum Khangru and more with beautiful valley. We will stay overnight at a local Lodge.
Day 5: Namche Bazaar: 3440m Acclimatization Day
Today is an acclimatization day. As your body might have never experienced such a high altitude, your body must need some time to cope with the environment. But, you will get everything you need to spend a day at the Namche Bazaar. You can visit an old Sherpa village named Thamo to view their culture and tradition from a closer viewpoint. Remaining of the day you can explore Namche Bazzar where you can use Internet, visit National Park head office, Muesuem and monastery as per your interest and time.
Day 6: Trek to Thame: 3440m 3 to 4 hours
After breakfast at Namche, the trail leads to the old village called Thamo which is easy walk through the valley. After exploring the village, the trail leads continue to Thame. After lunch, we will rest a little while and explore the Sherpa village and its culture. There is small Hydro power where you can visit .
Day 7: Trek to Lumde: 4137m 4 to 5 hours
After an early breakfast, we will continue our trek to Lumde. The trail leads uphill to Lumde through the dry valley. It is an interesting walk with the enjoying views of the snow peaked mountains and the valley. Today you won’t see Sherpa village because Thame is the last village of the valley.
Day 8: Trek to Gokyo via Ranjo la: 5465m 7-8 hours
Today, we will trek to Gokyo via Ranjo la after breakfast. The trail leads uphill for an hour and half and then easy walks for a while. At the end, there is hard climb to get to the top of the Renjo La from where you will have a splendid view of Mt. Everest with Mt.Nuptse and surrounding peaks. You will also see Gokyo Lake with breathtaking views. From the top of the Renjo La, the trail drops down to the Third Lake (Gokya Lake) and get in to the lodge.
Day 9: Trek to Thaknak: 4750m 3 hours
Today, we will have a short trek but despites, we will start earlier because we will have to walk through the longest glacier of the country called Ngozumpa glacier. There are many rocks on the way which has ice underneath. During the sunny day ice melts pretty fast so we should cross this glacier before the sun gets strong. Once you get in to the Thaknak, it would be better to climb up to the small hill for acclimatization.
Day 10: Trek to Zungla via Chola pass: 5367m 6-7 hours
Today can be said as the hardest day of the trek because it consists of steep climbing too. We will start our trek just after the breakfast. Then, the trail drops down to the bottom of the Chola. After that the trail leads you through the rock toward the top which is steep climbing. There are some Buddhist prayer flags on the top of the pass which has great views of the mountains.
Day 11: Trek to Gorekshep: 5,100m 5-6 hours
After having our breakfast, we will continue our trek as Gorakshep as our destination of the day through the rocky trail. On the way you will have great views of the Mt. Everest,Mt. Nuptse,Mt. Pumori and more. You will be able to see Khumbu Glacier on the way. After few up and downs, we will reach Gorakshep.
Day 12: Hike up to the Base Camp: 5,364m 6-7 hours
Today, we will hike up to the Everest Base Camp. This is a day which will fulfil your dreams to visit the base camp of the highest peak in the earth. The day trek might take about 6-7 hours with respect to the weather. You will be able to enjoy the surrounding views of the glacier and mountains. During the climbing season there will be many tents which make colorful looking around.
Day 13: Hike up to Kalapatthar: 5550m and trek to Lobuche: 4445m 6-7 hours
Today, we will start our day trek before breakfast. The trek might take about 2 hours up to kalapatthar(5550m),which is considered to be the greatest view point of the Everest region from which you can get splendid views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori , Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Thamerserku, Mera Peak and many more. After taking many photographs, we will trek down to the lodge at Gorekshep for breakfast and continue your walk down to Lobuche.
Day 14: Trek to Chukung : 4,730m via Kongma la pass :5535m 6-7 hours
Today, after having an early breakfast, we will start our day walking through the Khumbhu glacier towards east. After crossing the glacier and river the trail leads up to the pass which is the highest pass of this trip. After hard climb to the top, the trail drops steep down to the Chukung valley where our day ends.
Day 15: Trek to Tengboche: 3,860m 5-6 hours
Today is an easy day which is downhill through the valley. The trail continues leads down to the Dingboche then after the walking valley gets change through few Sherpa villages. After Pangboche village the trail drops down to the river and cross the bridge. Then, the trail leads up to the Tengboche where the oldest Monastery situated on the top of the hill.
Day 16: Trek to Namche: 3440m4-5 hours
Today your day starts walking steep downhill through the Rhododendron woodland. Once we get at the bottom of the hill, we will cross the bridge and steep climbing through the pine and Juniper forest to the Khumjung. After exploring the village at Khumjung, we will have Lunch and continue our walk to the Namche Bazzar.
Day 17: Trek to Lukla: 2,800m 6 to 7 hours
Today is, in fact, the last day of our trek. After fulfilling some formalities at the check-post of the National park at Monju, we will continue out walk to the Phakding for lunch. After that our last day of the trek continue to the Lukla
Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu: 1350m35minute
Today, we will have an early flight to Kathmandu. We might probably have a morning flight. Once you are at the airport at Kathmandu, guide will assist to get in to your hotel by private vehicle.
After reaching the capital, you can visit the heritage sites of the valley, go for shopping for your relatives or just have some rest for your body.
Day 19: Departure Day: 1350m
Our office representatives will escort you to the airport for your connecting flight home. It’s been wonderful meeting you & knowing you all of these weeks. We are sure you’ve had the vacation of a lifetime & we hope you will pass on your experiences to the generations to come. We will remember you & also hope you will remember us in the days ahead. Take care!!! You can place any of your complaints, recommendations or suggestions regarding any matterReply