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Everest 3 Pass Trek
20 Days
Everest 3 Pass Trek

This is one of the most auhtentic trek of Nepal. This is off the beaten trail where you cross 3 different high passes, Renjo La (5,388m)Cho La (5,380m) and Kongma La (5,535m).

You will enjoy the spectacular beauty of Himalaya. The continuous trekking/hiking on the mountains can be tiresome. After the long day of trek, the hospitality and service offered by the local inhabitants (Sherpa) can make your night pleasant.  Kala Patthar (5,545m) will present you with the most fantastic panorama of surrounding Eight-Thousandeers (Pumori, Nuptse and Lhotse) and a close up of Mt. Everest.

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Itinerary

Day 1 | Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu airport, transfer to hotel. At hotel, you’ll be served with welcome drink and will start briefing about your programs and collect necessary documents for permit for the trekking.
Overnight Hotel (Please specify which category hotel do you prefer)

Day 2 | Kathmandu – Lukla (2850m) – Phakding (2,660 m)
We make an early start to take a spectacular, short mountain flight to Lukla, the start point for our trek. Once we get there in Lukla, we’ll spend a few minutes sorting out bags etc before setting off for Phakding. It’s gently downhill on pitched stone trails through low rhododendron forest, small ‘garden’ farms and old and new hamlets to the banks of the foaming Dudh Koshi River.
Overnight in lodge
3hrs walk

Day 3 | Phakding – Namche (3440 m)
After breakfast at lodge, we trek to Namche following with the left bank of DudhKoshi River. Walking along a path with many ups and downs, crossing a stream you pass by a small village located at 2840 m gaining with 230 m from Phakding named Monjo. After crossing a high, winding path, you descend to the riverbed and reach a V-shaped valley. The river forks here: the right stream is the DudhKoshi and the left is the BhoteKoshi that leads to Nangpa La. Crossing another suspension bridge and walking a short distance alongside the BhoteKoshi, you ascend to Tup Dhara where you will get the first view of Mount Everest. From here, you ascend gradually up to Namche Bazaar.
Overnight in lodge
7hrs walk

Day 4 | Namche
Acclimatization Day! Your guide will take you to a couple of wonderful viewpoints to see the ‘rockstars’ of the mountain world spread out before you: Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest, Ama Dablam... they ring the deep valley sides in a magnificent arena. You should also be able to see the trails to Everest. If you’re feeling energised we’ll continue on to the delightful villages of Kumjung and Kunde with their health post and school both started by the Sir Edmund Hilary Fund.
Overnight in lodge
5-6hrs walk

Day 5 | Namche – Thame (3820 m)
After breakfast at Namche, begin your walk to Thame, which should take approximately 5 hours walk. You will pass through a beautiful pine forest and typical Sherpa homes.
This trail forms part of the entry route to Tibet, which passes at Nanga La, near the 8,012-metre peak of Cho Oyu, first climbed in 1954. It is also the historical route that the Sherpa’s migrated from eastern Tibet 800 years ago.
A lunch stop is made at Thamo. It’s also the home to Ang Rita Sherpa, who holds the record for scaling Mt Everest ten times without oxygen.
After lunch you ascend gradually up to reach Thame.
Overnight in lodge
4hrs walk
Day 6 | Sundur Peak (4830 m)
Acclimatization Day! After breakfast at lodge, take a half-hour walk up to Thame Monastery. This monastery is located in the Khumbu region, 200 metres above the village. The monastery was built in the 14th century.
From the monastery, you trek back to the lodge, arriving in time for lunch.
After lunch you can also visit the home of two famous Sherpa’s One Tenzing Norgay and Appa Sherpa who has now climbed Mount Everest 20 times. Thame is one of greatest village of SoluKhumbu where many young High altitude climbing Sherpa’s have climbed Mount Everest at least 6 to 18 times ... Very beautiful village with very humble Everest summiteers ...
Overnight in lodge
6hrs walk

Day 7 | Thame – Marulung – Langden (4450 m)
Regular ascent from the left bank of Bhote Khosi, in pastures dotted with small villages occupied in spring and summer. According to the legend, Taranga village is supposed to be the village of yeti!
Lunch at Marulung. Above Marulung, vegetation and houses are scarce. Passing through Arye, last inhabited village of the valley, you leave towards the direction of Nangpa La (5716 m), too far to be reached during the day. The pass is open to caravans of yaks led by Tibetan merchants to trade in the Khumbu. Magnificent panorama view of the Cho Oyu and many peaks between 6000 and 7000 meters. Reach the village of Langden.
Overnight in lodge
6-7hrs walk

Day 8 |Langden (4450 m) – Renjo Pass (5365 m) – Gokyo (4750 m)
As we hike further to the top of Renjo La, we get the outstanding views of the surrounding. The Everest itself, Lhotse, Cholatse and Taboche can be seen shining in the sun. Views from Renjo La are much like that from Gokyo Ri with third Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Village beneath the gray smear of Ngozumpa Glacier. We walk further to Gokyo through the glacier. An easy walking down brings us to Gokyo.
Overnight in lodge
4hrs walk

Day 9 | Gokyo – Dragnag (4700 m)
Short day. We take the path that will lead us to the foot of Cho La. Cross the Ngozumpa glacier. Overnight in the hamlet of Dragnag, located at the foot of Cho La, we cross the next
morning.
Overnight in lodge
2hrs 15mins walk
NB: In order to save you physically, we suggest you not to climb Gokyo Ri. View from Renjo Pass is equivalent. However, a nice walk is to head to the circus that Cho Oyu lies north of Gokyo. Four hours round trip, for a total of six hours to go Dragnag.

Day 10 | Dragnag – Cho La (5420 m) – Dzongla (4840 m)
Today, we trek to the Cho La Pass. Cho La pass is also another show up of this trip. The pass is not itself difficult but it is steep and involves a glacier traverse on the eastern side. We need to be careful as the trail is vertical and the rocks glazed by ice add trouble to the trekkers making the trail slippery. Our trail climbs through a ravine and a rocky trail. So, we climb up continuously up from Phedi. We trek through the side of a frozen lake while we come to the top of the pass decorated with prayer flags. We need to pass through some crevasses before we reach Dzongla, another beautiful place with a complete view of Mt. Cholatse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Lobuche peak and the Pheriche village far below.
Overnight in lodge
6hrs 30mins walk

Day 11 | Dzongla – Lobuche (4910 m) – Gorakshep (5140 m)
Today we walk along the Khumbu Glacier till Lobuche where lunch is provided. We move progressively towards Gorakshep. Magnificent views of the north face of Jobo Lhaptshan, the Nuptse, Pumori, Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam...
Overnight in lodge
5hrs walk

Day 12 | Gorakshep – Everest Base Camp (5357 m) – Gorakshep (5140 m)
Today, 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. Only upon reaching the Everest Base Camp do we really appreciate the Everest climbers who brave the hazardous route through the Khumbu icefall. Mountaineer's tents stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray surroundings (especially in the Spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori are the mountains we can view from the base camp. Everest actually is not visible from here. By now we have met the ultimate objective of our trip. Return to Gorakshep.
Overnight in lodge
6hrs walk

Day 13 |Gorakshep – Kala Pattar (5650 m) – Lobuche (5140 m)
We start early in the morning to catch the dramatic views from Kala Patthar witnessing the first light of day shining on Mt. Everest. Further, there is always the potential of chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself emerging between the west shoulder crest and Nuptse. During the ascent to Kala Patthar we can pause to catch our breath at several outstanding view points to snap pictures. After several hours of ascent, we will reach Kala Patthar. From this juncture, we scramble to climb the rocky outcrop near to the summit marked by cairns and prayer flags. As we reach the top, we sit on the Kala Patthar where our eyes rook taking in the unbelievable Himalayan Panorama, wandering from one mighty massif to another. We take as many pictures as we can and take the in view with our mind's eye to last lifetime. Return to Gorakshep, then Lobuche.
Overnight in lodge
6hrs walk

Day 14 | Lobuche (4910 m) – Kongma La (5535 m) – Chukung (4730 m)
From Lobuche, we pass through Khumbu Glacier. Climbing up we reach Kongma La. There is a Pyramid shaped Italian Research Centre at just over 5,000m. We enjoy the views of the wide basin dotted with frozen lakes. Again we enjoy the marvellous views of Cholatse, Pokalde, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu and Ama Dablam. Then we turn and walk through the stony trail. While descending down the Niyang Khola valley, we enjoy the great views of Amphu Lapcha Pass and Island Peak. Trekking further we get to Chukkung.
Overnight in lodge
8hrs walk

Day 15 | Chukung (4730 m) – Tengboche (3860 m)
Chhukung is also the starting point for the Island Peak Climbing. Now we are getting closer to the Himalayan civilization of the Khumbu Region. The Imja Khola joins the Dudh Koshi River a little above the Pangboche Village. There is a famous monastery at Pangboche believed to have been the oldest in the Khumbu region. From Pangboche, we descend down the alpine desert and back into greenery of pine forests. The path leads to a steep uphill climb into Tengboche. We pay our visit to the famous Tengboche Monastery.
Overnight in lodge
4hrs 30 mins walk

Day 16 | Tengboche – Namche Bazar (3440 m)
From Tengboche, we make a steep descent and the trail leads us back along the Dudh Kosi River. We keep a lookout for wild life such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc., while passing through the forest by the trail. After passing a Chorten, we reach the army camp at of Namche Bazaar where we want to take a long last look back to Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche. The final steep climb traverses the hill side taking us to Namche Bazaar.
Overnight in lodge
5hrs walk

Day 17 | Namche – Phakding – Lukla (2800 m)
The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk slowly and under control as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries the trail becomes more level and natural. By today we start to get warmed up by the light breeze. Any remaining sore throats and colds will be gone by today as we pass through this charming mountain air. Although we are travelling the same route down, we feel completely different views. We walk through the Sherpa villages' noticing impressive faith in Buddhism and culture of prayer stones and prayers flag while we walk through the villages. Upon arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks.
Overnight in lodge
7-8hrs walk

Day 18 | Flight Lukla – Kathmandu
We fly back to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. The early morning flight drops us at Kathmandu. We can rest and relax throughout the day at our hotel. If we get interested to take some gifts home from Nepal, we can visit to some nearby shops or venture out in Thamel for typical Nepalese goods.
Overnight Hotel

Day 19 | Kathmandu
Free day!
If flight does not take off on Day 18, Day 19 can be used to get back to Kathmandu, with the view to not miss the international flight.
Overnight Hotel

Day 20 | Kathmandu...
Final departure depending upon your flight schedule.

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