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Everest Three Pass Trekking

Everest Three Pass Trekking

     Everest Three Pass Trekking  Exciting walks and traverse over with mind-blowing experience Within high green hills covered with tall rhododendron-magnolia and pines tree-lined walk from cooler alpine hills covered within serene woodland to the arctic zone of ice and glaciers Explore around traditional Sherpa villages with colorful Buddhism religion and lively culture scenic flights to and from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu with the array of mountain range view.

     Everest Three Pass Trekking is an adventure of great thrill and excitement crossing over one of the world’s highest passes and ridges in between massive giant peaks of Khumbu Himal in the shadow of towering Mt. Everest. With various options of adventures on high Everest and scenic Khumbu region where trekkers mostly walk to Everest base camp and visit beautiful Gokyo Lakes, on this journey where you will have the opportunity to trek nearly all around Everest areas with the best scenic viewpoints and venturing into hidden corners, where very few adventurer and trekkers seldom dare. Everest Three Passes trekking leads you to far-flung pockets within remote areas of Khumbu and Everest region in complete bliss and isolation in the harmony of pure natural surroundings away from the human settlement and mass flow of trekkers within the world of your own for some days.

   Everest Three pass trekking is a great way to enjoy your time in Nepal Himalaya for more than two-week durations which leads you to spectacular mountain views within colorful cultural villages of High Landers of Everest the hardy and friendly Sherpa intact with strong Buddhism religion and old heritage traditional life. Starting with the scenic flight to land at a small airstrip at Lukla town where the walk begins heading past nice and interesting villages of Ghat-Phakding-Monjo towards famous and colorful Namche Bazaar the main hub of Khumbu Sherpa people. After Namche heading higher with daily views of snowcapped mountains and into the green woodland of tall rhododendron and pine trees to reach beautiful Thyangboche and its impressive monastery, and then leaving the green vegetation and tree lines heading into the dry and arid country where our real adventure starts. With rest days and acclimatization and then getting ready to cross the first high Kongma-la to reach Everest base camp and climb of scenic and highest Kalapathar offering the breath-taking panorama of mountains with Mt. Everest at nearest.

      From Everest Base Camp Trek heading towards Gokyo on crossing second high Cho-la pass to reach at scenic Gokyo valley and its serene glacial lakes, with time here to marvel the beautiful scenery and mountain views where walk leads to cross the last pass of the adventure over Renjo-la to reach a quaint Thame village. On completing all Everest Three passes heading back to Lukla for the panoramic flight to Kathmandu with overwhelming experience and adventure on Everest Three Passes Trekking.

Outline   Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,345 m and then transfer to respective Hotels
Day 02: Fly to Lukla 2,830 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m – 04 hrs.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 06 hrs.
Day 04: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and local excursion.
Day 05: Trek to Thyangboche Monastery 3,867 m – 05 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m – 05hrs.
Day 07: Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization with the short scenic excursion.
Day 08: Trek to Chhukung 4,730 m – 04 hrs.
Day 09: Trek and cross Khomgma-La 5,535 m to reach at Lobuche 4,930 m – 08 hrs.
Day10: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and return to Gorakshep 5,180 m- 06 hrs.
Day 11: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m trek to Dzongla 4,830 m – 05 hrs.
Day 12: Cross over Cho-La pass Cho-La 5,368 to reach at Thagnag 4,700 m – 07 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Gokyo Lake 4,800 m – 04 hrs with the afternoon free to relax.
Day 14: cross over Renjo-La pass Renjo-la 5,360 m to Lungdhen 4,380 m- 06 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Thame village 3,880 m – 05 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Monjo 2,840 m via Namche Bazaar – 06 hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Lukla and transfer to respective lodges -04 hrs.
Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu and then transfer to your hotels.
Day 19: International departure for homeward bound or to respective country

Details Itinerary

Day 01:  Arrive in Kathmandu 1,345 m and then transfer to respective Hotels

     On reaching Kathmandu via respective airlines well received by company guides and staff for a short drive in the hub of Kathmandu city where your hotels are located.After checking into your lovely rooms getting refreshed join in at the Hotel lobby for a group briefing regarding treks and other useful information to make your stay in Nepal enjoyable and pleasant. The evening includes a group welcome dinner in nice Nepalese restaurants with cultural programs as entertainment with the dinner.

Day 02:       Fly to Lukla 2,830 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs.
      Starting early morning transfer to domestic airport for a short and scenic flight to Lukla, taking a smaller aircraft (Twin Otter or Dornier) during 30 minutes on air with an amazing panorama of Himalayan series of peaks with Mt. Everest, as the plane lands on its unique uphill runways reaching at Tenzing & Hillary airport in Lukla. From here a slow start with few hours of walks downhill past many Sherpa farm villages with well-tended crops and vegetable fields and terraces with occasional views of snowcapped peaks of Kwangde and Kusum Khanguru, and then reaching our first overnight stop of the trek at Phakding in the comfort of a nice and cozy lodge located by the raging Dudh Kosi River.  
Day 03:      Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs. 
         Today with a long uphill walk to reach at famous Namche Bazaar, starting with the gradual walk following Dudh Kosi River upstream crossing few bridges to reach Sagarmatha National Park entrance near Monjo village. Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepalese, while Sherpa calls Chomolungma (of Tibetan origin) in both languages, means 'Great Mother', from here a pleasant walk on river bed then climb for few hours into the forested trail with views of snowcapped peaks, as this scenic walk reaches you at exciting Namche Bazaar.

Day 04: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and local excursion.
         A rest day at Namche Bazaar for necessary acclimatization, before heading higher area an ideal spot for the free day at this height above 3,440 m high. In Namche spend the day with the scenic hike to viewpoints on top Namche facing Mt. Everest-Amadablam and other range of peaks, afternoon explore the streets and shops, Namche holds a colorful and busy Saturday Market once a week.

Day 05:  Trek to Thyangboche Monastery 3,867 m – 05 hrs. 
          From Namche walk leads on a gradual scenic path with downhill to Imjatse River at Phung-Tenga for lunch, afternoon uphill climb into rhododendron, pines, fir forest with grand views of snowcapped peaks. After few hours of climb reaching Thyangboche Monastery, enjoy marvelous views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga, Thamserku, Kwande with magnificent Amadablam, the afternoon with time to visit its interesting monastery and observe monks and priests on prayer.

Day 06:   Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m - 05hrs.

          Morning on the downhill for an hour towards Imjatse River, after crossing a bridge walking into an open country where tree lines stop for few short juniper and rhododendron bushes, uphill for a while to reach at Pangboche village at 3,900 meters. This is the last permanent village before Dingboche and beyond, from here a slow climb to Somara for lunch and continue to walk with the climb to Dingboche village for the overnight stop, located within scenic Imjatse valley with excellent views of Ama Dablam and Island Peak.

Day 07:   Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion.
             A rest day for proper acclimatization here is a short hike up to Nagarjuna hills for better views of surrounding peaks with Mt. Makalu towards the east adjoining.

Day 08:  Trek to Chhukung 4,730 m - 04 hrs. 
            From Dingboche and easy walk to Chukung located above 4,760 m high, a small settlement within Imjatse valley offers incredible views of Island Peak, Lhotse Shar, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Amadablam. Chukung is situated at the end of Imjatse valley on route Island Peak climb.

Day 09:  Crossover Kongma-La 5,535 m and trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 08 hrs.
            Starting early morning to cross over the first high Kongma-La pass walks leads past Chhukung to reach at Bible in between Dingboche and Chhukung. From here heading into a gully close to Nuptse peak our route leads to seldom ventured areas by trekkers on the off-beaten trail' walking over rocks and moraine with the climb on top Kongma-la with its close peak with the same name also known as Mehra near Pokalde peaks. After a good rest on top 5,535 m / 18,159 ft high, where walk leads downhill to Khumbu glacier and over moraine with last final climb to Lobuche for the overnight stop in the comfort of several nice lodges with views of Nuptse and Lobuche peaks.

Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5364 m and return to Gorakshep 5,180 m - 06 hrs.

         Today our adventure takes you to Everest Base Camp our main goal and highlight of the trip walking for few hours with the short steep climb in between glacier and moraine, then reaching Gorakshep, beneath the lofty peak of Pumori and Kalapathar rocky hill. The walk continues towards Everest base camp, at base camp enjoy views of massive Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers, after an exciting time with the experience of a lifetime retrace the journey back to Gorakshep for the overnight stop.

Day 11: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m trek to Dzongla 4,830 m - 05 hrs.
          Early morning climb on top Kalapathar at above 5,545 m, the highest point of the adventure with magnificent views of mountains includes Mt. Everest at close distance, after a great time on top descend back to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue to walk to Lobuche, and then downhill to Dzongla a small place with few lodges, where next early morning climb leads to Cho-la pass on route Gokyo.

Day 12:   Crossover Cho- La and trek to Thagnag 4,700 m - 07 hrs. 
         Another exciting day to cross over the second high pass, with early morning climb towards Tsho-la pass or Chola, following a steep path and then crossing a glacier to reach the top of the pass at 5,367 m high, the climb can be quite tough and challenging in snow conditions, Tsho-la pass provides views of Cholatse Glacier, after a nice morning with tough climb and rest, then descend to Thagnak also called Dragnak for the overnight stop.

Day 13:   Trek to Gokyo Lake 4,950 m - 04 hrs.

           Today a short walk to Gokyo Lake walk leads close to Ngozumba glacier and then reaching at the first lake, walking further towards the second lake and then at a third lake known as Gokyo Lake (also called Dudh Pokhari) considered as holy pond by both Hindu and Buddhist, Gokyo an early summer grazing place for Yaks and wild animals with grand views of Mt. Cho Oyo and Gyachung Kang, afternoon free to relax or take a short walk around the lake.

Day 14: Trek and cross over Renjo-La pass Renjo-la 5,360 m to Lungdhen 4,380 m - 06 hr
        Heading towards our last final high pass of the adventure over Renjo-la, the morning starts following the end of Gokyo Lake, with views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse, and Taboche peaks, and then it leads to a strenuous climb to reach on top Renjo La pass at above 5,465 m / 17,929 ft high, at the top with the fabulous panorama of Mt. Cho-Oyu and other high peaks. After a refreshing rest then descend to reach a frozen pond below Renjo La pass, and with more downhill to Lungdhen for the overnight stop, situated on route Nangpa-la pass which leads to Tibet border.

Day 15:   Trek to Thame 3,880 m - 06 hrs.
        After a great climb and traverse of all three major high passes of Everest within the high Khumbu area, morning walk on the downhill to Marlung village and then to Thame village for the overnight stop. Thame a remote village located west at the end of Khumbu areas of Everest region, here few trekkers seldom visit Thame, only on taking the route of Renjo-la or crossing Tashi-Labtsa which is a high pass that separates Rolwaling valley and Khumbu area, while in Thame visit Thame monastery, one of the most important and oldest Gompas of more than 500 years old. 

Day 16:  Trek to Monjo 2,860 m via Namche Bazaar - 06 hrs. 
        The morning starts with a short descend to Bhote Kosi River and then climb to a ridge, where a pleasant walk leads to Thamo village, from here into cool forested areas of pines-firs and rhododendron trees, then slowly walk leads at Namche Bazaar. From Namche continue the afternoon walk downhill to Dudh Kosi River to reach Monjo village for the overnight stop before Lukla.

Day 17: Trek to Lukla and transfer to respective lodges after more than06 hrs walks.
      Our last day walk of the great adventure, the morning starts with a long descend to reach Phakding. From Phakding a few hours to Lukla with last climb for an hour to reach Lukla for last overnight stop around Khumbu and Everest region. 

Day 18: From Lukla Fly to Kathmandu 1,345 m and get transferred to respective hotels.
       After a wonderful experience around high mountains and hills, transfer to Lukla airport for the scenic flight back to Kathmandu, on reaching Kathmandu after an awesome scenic short flight with great experience and adventure on Everest Three Passes trekking, transfer to your hotels with an afternoon free at leisure or last day shopping souvenirs and handicrafts.

Day 19: International Departure for Homeward Bound.
      Last day in Nepal in the country of high Himalayan mountains with fascinating culture, after a memorable experience and adventure on Everest Three Passes trekking, as per your international flight time our staff transfers you to the airport for the flight homeward bound or to your next port of call and respective countries.

PACKAGE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING SERVICE

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu  with breakfast as per the program
  • Internal flight Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu for guest and guide inclusive with all taxes and transfers
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, well English speaking trained, government  license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodations  and insurance
  • All necessary trekking permits: Sagarmatha National Park and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) fee.
  • A strong, helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people )
  • Comprehensive medical kits and basic first aid (carried by your guide)
  • All government and local taxes
  • Farewell dinner

PACKAGE EXCLUDES THE FOLLOWING SERVICE

  • Nepal entry  visa
  • International airfare
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Bar and beverage bills
  • Personal expenses (phone call, laundry, bottle or boiled water etc.)
  • Tips for guides and   porters 

Physically  condition & experience requirements
        For physically fit person of all ages with sound health who have done moderate to strenuous walk and activity before or at present. This type of treks involves long ups and downs and the length of walking will be from 5 - 7 hours every day with rest and break in between.  The whole trip goes from a week to two weeks or more in the high altitude. This trip is for well experience people who have done previous long high hills or mountainous trekking in and around Himalaya or other mountainous areas on rough terrains, this trip involves walking in snow and ice conditions sometimes and encountering high of over 4,000 meters passes, as for moderate people can join on this type of trips as long they are super physically fit and a mind with positive and determinations. Past hiking experience is a must but no technical skill is required for this trip .participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung and blood diseases should inform well plan trekking before booking the trek . we also recommend that you consult your doctors before the trip.

Accommodations  on the trek

      In Kathmandu, we use the deluxe hotel to ensure a comfortable stay and a relaxed environment before and after your adventure. All breakfasts are included at the hotel in Kathmandu. Rooms are generally twin share - depending on group size and room availability, the triple share may be offered to your request. A single supplement room is available at an additional cost. And on request single supplement will be charged US$200.well plan trekking will arrange clean and comfortable rooms with attached washrooms; however, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities .also  note that single rooms are available in the trekking regions at the lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.

Meals  during the trek

        In the city, only breakfast is included in the trip itinerary. While on the trek, we provide good quality food in sufficient quantities from Tea Houses/Mt. lodges. We provide all meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and tea & coffee) from the teahouse menu during the trekking period. Various meals including noodles items, soups, bread, rice item, curries, spaghetti, pizza, egg items, potatoes item, pasta, the fresh vegetable so overall you have a different choice of food on the trek.

Drinking-Water

      Staying hydrated is important when undertaking any physical activity but particularly so at the altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at least 3-4 liters per person per day. We strongly encourage you not to buy bottled water on the trek as this contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution in Nepal’s trekking areas.
      All tea houses will provide cold water free of charge if requested. Although this should not be drunk untreated, we recommend that you bring a reusable bottle with a wide opening (Nalgene or similar) with you and use a SteriPEN to treat it with. A SteriPEN is a handheld UV water purifier – small, lightweight, and battery-powered so easy to pack for a trek. In Nepal’s trekking regions most of the bottled water isn’t strictly ‘mineral water’ anyway but is UV treated, so it’s exactly the same technology. It’s quick to use, far more effective than purification tablets, and the water is ready immediately. It’s fine to use a SteriPEN on non-boiled water so long as it isn’t cloudy or full of sediment (which is uncommon in these regions).

TRAVEL & MEDICAL & TRAVEL INSURANCE 

     Before you book any of our trips we strongly suggest that you buy medical and travel insurance to make you stay and while traveling in Nepal Himalaya or neighboring countries, which will help and support you, in case medical and travel problems arise and situations beyond companies control. If such a situation arises with emergency evacuation, where your medical bills on using transportations services by Helicopter or other means of which you can directly claim from your insurance, which is to be paid by you or by your insurance company on the spot.

    Where Well Plan Treks will obtain a strong letter of the incidents that occurred so that you can claim from your insurance agents. In case of mishaps and accidents or severe illness, we will contact your insurance company if it is okay to use Heli or other immediate life-saving processes and transportation to the nearest medical post and hospitals, where your insurance company will directly pay related expenses accordingly as per situations and conditions of the victims. For all trips with us, we need your contact address as well as your next to kin, family members, close relatives, or friends in case of emergency purposes.

Climate and Weather
     The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalayan foothills, where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is late September to May, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good, the days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.

     Everest Base Camp trek is likely to have a wide range of temperatures depending on the altitude and the time of day. In the mountains up to 3,500m  the nights will be cool, normally around 5 degrees C, and during the day temperatures sometimes rise to 25 degrees C. At higher altitudes temperatures range from about 20 degrees C to -15 degrees C.

 

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT LIST

This list is a guide to help you pack for your trip. 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 feel necessary for your comfort and convenience .we also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.

Head

  • A warm hat that covers your ears
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Headlamp with extra batteries

Upper body

  • T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or sweater
  • Fleece wind –stopper jacket
  • Waterproof shell jacket
  • Down vest and /or jacket (optional)Hands
  • Lightweight gloves (water /windproof)
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower body

  • Underwear
  • Hiking trousers
  • Fleece or woolen trousers
  • Lightweight thermal bottoms
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric )shell pants Feet
  • Thin lightweight inner socks
  • Heavy poly or wool socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and sandals)

Sleeping

  • Sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C de 14 degrees F)
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)Toiletries
  • Toothbrush /paste
  • Multi-purpose soap
  • Nail clippers
  • Deodorants
  • Medium-sized quick-drying towel
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Small mirror
  • Female hygiene products

Personal hygiene

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue/toilet roll
  • Antibacterial hand wash

Medical

  • Small, personal first-aid kit (simple and light)
  • A cough and /or cold medicine
  • Anti –altitude sickness pills; Diamox or acetazolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic

Extras /luxuries

  • Reading book
  • Trail map /guidebook
  • Journal and pen
  • Travel game(chess, backgammon, playing cards etc)
  • Modest swimsuit
  • Binoculars
  • Camera

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