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Everest Three Passes Trekking

Everest Three Passes Trekking

Everest Three Passes Trekking

Everest three passes trekking is one of very special and more challenging trekking route in Nepal and also the most popular, recommended and demanded trekking trails in the Everest region. The most trek with unparalleled alpine beauty and without doubt the grandest mountain scenery on the world. Everest 3 passes trekking with 3 most remote passes of the Everest region gives you an opportunity to explore with the entire overlook of Khumbu and Everest Himalayan range. Everest three passes trek is demanding and more challenge but beyond this, the amazing magnificent, you will have from each passes dazzling and wonderful explored.

While on the trek, you are rewarded with the highest Himalayan peaks of the world. You will see the Roof of the world- Mt. Everest with several angles, from Renjo-la and Gokyo Ri you can see panoramic view of full part of the Everest and from the Kala Pathar you will see very close view. Other above 7000m peaks can be seen on this trekking are Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Pumori, Amadablam and other 15 different high Himalayan peaks. Among of them, Cho Oyu, Lhotse & Makalu are the higher peaks above 8000m.

Having to cross three passes, you do not need any technical climbing requirement, anyone can do if you have good and strong health for Acclimatization condition and previous trekking experience can complete the trek successfully.

Everest Three Passes Trekking / 21 Days - Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu (1300m)

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2610m) 3-4 hrs

Day 04: Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 5-6 hrs

Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar

Day 06: Trek Namche Bazaar to Thame (3800m) 4-5 hrs

Day 07: Trek Thame to Lungdeng (4600m), 6-7 hrs

Day 08: Trek Lungdeng to Renjo- La (5465m) to Gokyo Lake (4800m) 8-9 hrs

Day 09: Enjoying and relax day at Gokyo(4800m)

Day 10: Hike to Gokyo RI (5330m), and trek to Thangnak (4750m), 7-8 hrs

Day 11: Trek Thangnak to Cho-la Pass (5367m) to Dzongla (4,850m) 5-6 hrs

Day 12: Trek Dzongla to Gorakshep (5,160m) 5-6 hrs walk

Day 13: Trek Gorakshep to EBC (5,357m) and return to Gorakshep for overnight, 5-6 hrs

Day 14: Hiking Gorekshep to Kalapattar (5545m) to Gorekshep to Lobuche (4910m) 6-7 hrs

Day 15: Trek Lobuche to Kongma La (5535m) to Chhukung (4730m) 8-9 hrs

Day 16: Trek Chhukung to Tyangboche (3,867m) 4-5 hrs

Day 17: Trek Tyangboche to Monjo ((2680m) 5-6 hrs

Day 18: Trek Manjo to Lukla (2800m) 4-5 hrs

Day 19: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu - 30 min.

Day 20: Leisure day in Kathmandu

Day 21: Farewell Friend (Final departure to your onward destination)

Everest Three Passes Trekking / 21 Days - Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu (1300m)
Namaste & welcome to Mountain Guide Trek of Nepal. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by a representative from Mountain guide Treks (MGT). After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a Mountain Guide Treks and Expedition with Group leader's name display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to Hotel. After check in, if time allows, you will visit MGT office to meet your trekking leader as well as other participants and for final preparation for the trip. It all depends upon your arrival time. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
The day after breakfast we will start sightseeing tour with our professional tour guide to the several of most historical and spiritual Place in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered the World Heritage historic Sites such as Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddha Nath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. After come back from the tour there will be a pre-trip discussion with our trek leader and other team members. Mountain Guide Trek will brief you regarding your trek as well as we may have an opportunity to discuss any difficulties regarding our upcoming adventure. Rest of the time you could use for travelling around the Thamel and shopping of needed equipments and other necessaries. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2610m) 3-4 hrs.
Early morning transfer to airport for Lukla flight. The flight into Lukla is a lifetime experience in itself. The airfield is at high evaluation and the difference between the two ends of the runway is about 60 meters! Trek to Phakding with green landscape & view of Kusum Kangraru. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 04: Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 5-6 hrs.
We follow the Dudh Kosi, ascending through Himalayan pine and Doedar cedar forests, to the celebrated village of Namche Bazaar. The village of Namche is a historic trading post where Nepalese and Tibetan traders exchange salt, dried meat and textiles. Besides being a superb place to shop for traditional crafts, Namche remains the central trading post in the Khumbu, attracting Himalayan and lowland merchants. You will spend two days in Namche for acclimatization, visit local markets and spend time with your team. On the hike we capture our first glimpses of Everest and neighboring peaks. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
We do required a acclimatization day at this altitude to adopt high altitude before heading up to high elevation so today will be our first acclimatization day in this trek. You will have full day leisure or visit Everest View Point hotel for wonderful panoramic view or take a short hike to Syngboche village or stroll around the market as per your wish. If this is a Saturday; one can see the lively & colorful market of Namche as Saturday used to be a typical days for peoples for shopping, exchanging and sailing their goods. Also you can visit Sherpa Museum as well a great place to learn Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering and stroll back to hotel. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 06: Trek Namche Bazaar to Thame (3800m) 4-5 hrs
After Namche, we separate from the classical route of Everest Base Camp and walk into the left corner onward Thame Village. It is the oldest village of Sherpa's, used to be a trade route to Tibet/China. About 150m above the town there is the Thame Gompa, a picturesque monastery set amongst the many homes of Lamas and lay people. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 07: Trek Thame to Lungdeng (4600m), 6-7 hrs
From Thame the trail heads north to Thame Teng and on through several small villages such as Chanakpa, Taranga, crossing through the yak field to reach Marlung village and walk approx 4 hours at deserted hill side to reach Lungdeng. This has a great view of Ngazumpa glacier, the biggest glacier of the world. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 08: Trek Lungdeng to Renjo- La (5465m) to Gokyo Lake (4800m) 8-9 hrs
This day is a more challenging day! Crossing the Renjo La will be one of the more difficult days of the trip due to the altitude and its nature of walking. Typically the weather is clear at spring from March to May and from Sep to Nov thus the prospects for favorable conditions are excellent. Upon on reaching to the top of Renjola, the views are really amazing outstanding. Walking onward to Gokyo involves a glacier walk for sometimes where carefully waking required, and then the entire walking to Gokyo is easy for walking down. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 09: Enjoying and relax day at Gokyo(4800m)
After the Renjo-la, you would love to have this relax day at Gokyo. You may just rest at Gokyo or have chance to explore up to the fifth lake passing another forth lake and enjoy the view. This is great place and an opportunity to view full part of Mt. Everest and Cho-Oyu. You can see the Northern part of Cho-Oyu base camp and biggest glacier of the world Ngazumpa glacier; and stroll back to hotel. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 10: Hike to Gokyo RI (5330m), and trek to Thangnak (4750m), 7-8 hrs
Early in this morning we hike up to Gokyo Ri (5496 m) for superb views of the entire mountain chain from the Nangpa La to Makalu and beyond, including four of the World's highest peaks - Cho Oyu (8168 m), Everest (8848 m), Lhotse (8526 m) and Makalu (8496 m), this will be unforgettable life time memories and enjoy around the top. It takes about 2 hours to get to the top and an hour to get back to Gokyo for breakfast. We trek down to Thangnak for the overnight passing through the second lake and walk on the glacier. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 11: Trek Thangnak to Cho-la Pass (5367m) to Dzongla (4,850m) 5-6 hrs
The day is one of the tiff days to cross the Cho-la because of the high pass. The pass is not difficult but it is steep and involves a glacier cross on the eastern side. After crossing the Cho-la we reach at Dzongla for overnight. Enjoy the fantastic view around the high above. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 12: Trek Dzongla to Gorakshep (5,160m) 5-6 hrs walk 
We continue our trek along the moraine of the glacier, with views of Kalapathar and Pumori. You have good chances for the best view of Mt. Nuptse a front of you walking next to the Gorekshep. The trail up to the Gorakshep is rocky and windy but it offers the good view of Pumori and there are beautiful views of the Everest Base camp and glacier with beautiful Mountain View. We enjoy the night at Gorakshep the higher elevation. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 13: Trek Gorakshep to EBC (5,357m) and return to Gorakshep for overnight, 5-6 hrs
After the breakfast at Gorekshep we ready for our adventure to the targeted destination and we continue our trek towards the Everest Base Camp and to the Khumbu Ice-fall. The walk is quite strenuous due to the high altitude and thin air, the walk passes through over rocky dunes and moraine and streams till you reach the base camp. Everest Base Camp is more people with commotion during the high expedition season. After a grand time here, retrace the journey back to Gorekshep. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 14: Hiking Gorekshep to Kalapattar (5545m) to Gorekshep to Lobuche (4910m) 6-7 hrs
Early morning our journey continue climb to the top the famous viewpoint Kalapatthar (5545m). After reaching the top, you will feel happy as you achieve the moment that you been dreaming, since the beginning of the journey. Kalapathar is a small rocky peak on the southwest ridge of Mt. Pumori and the view from here is beyond imagination as the Everest looks amazing. You can also see the Everest Base camp down below on the moraine of Khumbu glacier and lot of picturesque scenery. After enjoying the panoramic views stroll back to Gorakshep for the breakfast and go down to Lobuche. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 15: Trek Lobuche to Kongma La (5535m) to Chhukung (4730m) 8-9 hrs
After breakfast trekking via Khumbu Glacier to Kongma La Base Camp (5,000m) continues downhill to Kongma pass- this climb is difficult part of our trek today. After reach to the Kongma La, we see cairn wrapped in prayer flags,-marks of the pass. Then we move down a regular walks up the Imja Khola valley to Chhukung. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 16: Trek Chhukung to Tyangboche (3,867m) 4-5 hrs
The walk today will be easy heading downhill to a lower elevation via Dingboche, the walk is pleasant and all the way to Tyangboche. After the bridge our route descends following the stream towards Pangboche village, and further down to Tyangboche. Tyangboche is one of the most beautiful place in the Himalaya the first thing that comes to your eye is the big Monastery, then the large field with campsites and tea houses, lodges beneath the towering majestic beautiful peak Ama Dablam. Overnight at guesthouse inclusive of full board meal

Day 17: Trek Tyangboche to Monjo (2680m) 5-6 hrs
After breakfast treks down to Phunkethanga a small settlement with couple of tea houses. From here the trail leads downhill through the forested path with great memories and after crossing the local wooden bridge over the Dudh Koshi river trek onwards to steep climb to Sanasa to Namche Bazaar and trek further down to Monjo. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 18: Trek Manjo to Lukla (2800m) 4-5 hrs
Last day of this great trek will be one of the good walk to Lukla, you can walk at your own special normal speed, leisurely and enjoying the lush green scenery around. Apart from few short uphill the only long climb will be just before Lukla which will take approx 45 minutes from a place called Chop lung or from the old big oak tree on reaching Lukla, prepare for the last day great dinner and a party with the fellow Sherpa crew, porters and trekking members for memorable trip. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 19: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu - 30 min.
If the weather is good, early in the morning you fly back to Kathmandu after your long mountain journey. After 30 min you will be arrive at domestic airport at Kathmandu. We will send private Car/van/bus to pick up you to the hotel than you can rest and relax throughout the day in the hotel if you don't have any necessities things to do. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Day 20: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Today is your leisure day, if interested you could buy some gifts from Nepal for your friends and relatives, you will visit some nearby shops or venture at Thamel for typical Nepalese goods which can be assisted by our guides or you can do it yourself too. If enthralled to explore some other areas of Kathmandu you could take some more time to do that today! Remember, we will be hosting a fantastic celebration "Farewell dinner" at traditional Nepalese restaurant with Mountain Guide Trek staffs for successful completion of the Everest 3 passes trek-Renjo La, Cho La & Kongma La Trek! (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Day 21: Farewell Friend (Final departure to your onward destination)
Today is last day in Nepal for this trip; you are saying good bye to the mountains as journey in Nepal comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight a representative from Mountain Guide Treks will take you to the airport.

(Useful Info: - 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 bad weather conditions. Such conditions may happen even in the best seasons. Therefore, in such cases, you must be prepared for long waits both at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or end of the trek or even both! We do our extreme to avoid such delays, and fix you on next flight. Still, we suggest you to be prepared for possible delays/cancellation, and if possible to come with some extra buffer days (1-2 days) at the end of the trip to accommodate such delays. We also organize Heli rescue in such conditions, if it's available and upon request by our clients. In case, the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip: such a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other regions. If you are not interested in the alternative trip and would rather wait for the trip, you are welcome to wait in Kathmandu for as many days as it takes to get a flight to Lukla).

Cost Include

  • Airport pick up drop service
  • All land transportation as per itinerary
  • One day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with license holder tour guide
  • 4 night's hotel accommodation at Kathmandu in deluxe hotel on BB basis
  • Guest house/tented accommodation according to given itinerary (sharing in 2 bed room) and 3 meals (Breakfast, lunch, Dinner) during the trek
  • Domestic air ticket (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu)
  • Domestic airport Tax
  • "Farewell dinner" before a day your departure from Nepal.
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
  • Down jacket, for seasonal sleeping bag, Mountain Guide treks & Expedition kit bag/duffel bag,  trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entree visa: you can get a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by Paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • International airfare
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, water bottle, hot shower during the trekking etc.)
  • Personal trekking equipments & clothing
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fee
  • Tips for guides and porters

Note:- Cost includes and exclude section may give you better idea on how the trip is organized. Once you let us know the number of interested traveler and departure date we would get back to you with actual cost for the trip.

Equipment

The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for Everest Three Passes Trekking Nepal. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list; rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we are feel necessary for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.

Head

  • Light or warm fleece hat.
  • Watch with light & alarm
  • Sun hat and scrap
  • Sunglasses

Upper Body

  • T-shirts (4)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or sweater
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
  • Body lotion/Anti-sunlight cream

Hands

  • Playing cards
  • Lightweight gloves (water/wind proof)
  • Trail map and guide book
  • Heavy weight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body

  • Underwear (4)
  • Hiking shorts (4)
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks (4-pairs)
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4-pairs)
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Accessories

  • Sleeping bag
  • Money belt
  • Head touch and batteries
  • Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
  • Water bottle
  • Toiletries
  • Small wash towel

Optional Items

  • Swiss Knife
  • Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
  • Trekking map
  • Books (Highly Recommended)
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & extra batteries
  • Binoculars
  • Reading books
  • Journal & pen
  • Photo's of home/family
  • Energy/protein bars (optional)
  • Walkman

Note: If the above schedule does not meet your requirements, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

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Note: If the above departures dates are not matched for you may request own your suitable date!

Our Grand Discount Offer For 2015/2017

  • 04 to 06 people in a group, there will be 10% discount in total cost.
  • 07 to 09 people in a group, there will be 15% discount in total cost.
  • 10 to 19 people in a group, there will be 15% discount in total cost and 1 group leader free of cost.
  • 20 & above people in a group, there will be special discount in total cost and + + member free of cost.
  • Winter Special Offer: If you travel in winter time (Dec / Jan / Feb), there will be 10% discount in total cost.
  • Summer Special Offer: If you travel in summer time (June / July / August), there will be 10% discount in total cost.
  • Early Booking Special Offer: If you Book a Trip before 6 months from the trip departure, there will be 10% discount in total cost.

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