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Everest Three Passes Trek

$2299
Group size: 2 - 12 Max-Altitude: 5545m
Destination: Nepal Fitness level: Strenuous Plus
Arrival on: Spring (March-April-May) & Autumn (Sep-Oct-Nov) Departure from: Kathmandu
Meals: Meals during the trek and breakfast in Kathmandu
Accommodation: 3-Star hotel in Kathmandu and Tea/Guest houses during the trek

Trip Introduction

We, Blue Mountain Travels and Tours offers you an adventure travel to Everest Three High Passes Trek to be found in Khumbu region The Everest three passes and peak trip is a physically demanding trekking adventure which crosses 3 high passes linking the four distinct valleys of Bhotekoshi, Gokyo, Khumbu and Imja tse. Crossing the rugged high passes of Renjo la (5388 m), Cho La (5380 m) and Kongma La (5535 m) with climbing of the three peaks of Gokyo Ri (5483 m), Kalapathar (5545m) and Chukung (5550 m) and the hike to Everest Base Camp makes this 3 pass trek the incomparable and unforgettable trekking experience in Nepal. The route also introduces trekkers to the remote and untouched Nangpa La Valley, the Sherpa village of Marlung and the monastery village of Thame.

The Three Passes Trek to Everest Base Camp is possibly the complete trek in Nepal as it covers most of the Everest region on its circular route.

Included in the Cost

  • Airport transfers on both domestic and international flight
  • Standard hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin with breakfast.
  • Open and choice full board meals while on Everest three passes trekking.
  • Properly boiled drinking water while on trek
  • Responsible trekking having 01 porter to each trekkers
  • Accommodation at tea-house or lodge on twin share private room.
  • Welcome dinner with cultural program as listed in the itinerary.
  • Half day guided city tour with world heritage entrance permit.
  • All Domestic flights and airport tax as listed in the itinerary.
  • Free use of quality trekking gear – sleeping bag, fleece liner, down jacket, rain poncho, snow gaiters etc. as required while on trek.
  • Professional trekking group leader trained in Wilderness First Aid.
  • Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) / Gamow Bag or OXYGEN with comprehensive First Aid Kit.
  • Assistant trek guides porters with their salary, wages, transportation, insurance and required trek gears.
  • Three passes and peaks trek map.
  • Complementary trek duffle bag and Mountain Monarch T-shirts.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers.
  • TIMS trekking permit, Everest national park entry fees for the three passes and peaks trip
  • VAT, all government taxes and service charges.

Outline Itinerary

DAY 01:
Arrive in Kathmandu
DAY 02:
Kathmandu City Sightseeing
DAY 03:
Fly to Lukla (2800m) and trek to Phakding (2850) to start the Everest 3 pass trek
DAY 04:
Trek to Namche (3440m)
DAY 05:
Acclimatization rest day
DAY 06:
Trek to Thame
DAY 07:
Trek to Lungden
DAY 08:
Exploration day at Lungden
DAY 09:
Trek to Gokyo
DAY 10:
Exploration to Gokyo Ri
DAY 11:
Trek to Thangna
DAY 12:
Trek to Zhongla via Chola pass
DAY 13:
Trek to Lobuche (4930m)
DAY 14:
Trek to Gorak Shep and explore Everest base camp (5545m)
DAY 15:
Climb Kalapathar and trek to Lobuche
DAY 16:
Trek to Chukung crossing the Kongmala
DAY 17:
Climb the Chukung ri and explore the valley
DAY 18:
Trek down to Pangboche
DAY 19:
Trek back to Namche
DAY 20:
Trek back to Lukla
DAY 21:
Fly to Kathmandu after the Everest 3 passes and peaks trip
DAY 22:
Rest and exploration day in Kathmandu
DAY 23:
Leaving Kathmandu

Accommodations

A Tea House is the combination of guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. Private rooms are available in most Tea Houses, except for high altitudes ones where it will be just dormitories. The lodges are fairly basic. The rooms are spare with twin beds and very little additional furniture. Blankets are generally provided. There is a large dining room-cum-lounge, warmed by the bukhara stove (an iron cylinder, fitted with a chimney duct, in which a log fire is lighted. There is normally no electric lighting in the rooms unless the village has hydroelectric power. The dining room usually has solar lighting.
Most teahouses now also have electricity for charging small appliances – mobile phones and cameras – and there may be a small charge for this.

Meals

Eating is a big part of Holiday. Travelling with Blue Mountain Travels and Tours, you experience the vast array of wonderful food Nepalese, Chinese, Continental, Italian and several local cuisines. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included in the package. Your guide will suggest delicious, hygienic and each place special food during your trip. Mountain restaurant owner prefer not to order many dishes and waste food as they would like to cater more trekkers with limited food before run off stuck. Its a week or more days hard work to porters and caravans to bring food to these places. During this trek you will usually have breakfast and dinner at the same Lodge, lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants en-route.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

You will be walking for 6-8 hours per day or longer on very high altitude with tough daily ascend and descend of around 500-1000m. Strenuous treks also involve remote, wild environment with extreme weather at times and availability of only few facility, perhaps for extended periods. You will also be trekking on minor trails and difficult terrain including snow or scrambling sections and are therefore required to have high level of physical fitness along with optimal level of experience and positive attitude.

Best Time to Travel

Spring (March-May) and Autumn (October-November) are the best seasons to do this trek. The monsoon season (June – early September) has less predictable weather, but some trekkers still choose this time as it aligns better with their vacation schedule. Winter season (December – February) gets quite cold, and snow may block the passes, but often offers clear skies.

Additional Information

Please read the checklist section of this trip notes for additional details of what you need to bring for the trek on this trip. You will need to bring a comfortable medium sized day pack to carry the things that you will need during the day. This should have a waist strap or (better) a padded waist belt. The weather is subject to change in high altitude so layered clothing is recommended throughout the year.

DAY 01:
Arrive in Kathmandu

Blue Mountain Travels representative receives you at airport and transfer to the hotel.
Trek briefing and trek pack distribution.
Traditional Nepali dinner with cultural show in the evening.

DAY 02:
Kathmandu City Sightseeing

Half day guided city tour World Heritage sites Boudhanath stupa and Pashupatinath Hindu temple.
Trek preparation in the afternoon / evening free for last minute gear shopping

DAY 03:
Fly to Lukla (2800m) and trek to Phakding (2850) to start the Everest 3 pass trek

Early morning 40 minutes flight to Lukla
3 hours picturesque trek to Phakding for first night sleeping in mountain.
Follow Dudhkoshi River valley and encounter with trekkers/ mules and Zopkyos and Buddhist monuments along the trail.

DAY 04:
Trek to Namche (3440m)

Enter into the Sagarmatha National Park, World Heritage site with spectacular high mountain views including the majestic Mt. Everest.

DAY 05:
Acclimatization rest day

Morning acclimatization hike to Everest view hotel
Afternoon explore Sherpa Museum and explore the local market of Namche Bazar.

DAY 06:
Trek to Thame

Trek clockwise direction of Everest Base Camp following the West Bhotekoshi river valley towards Nyangpala Pass a gateway of Tibet-Nepal traditional way.
These valleys has high profile of mountaineers and have set records on climbing histories since first ascent to Mt. Everest by Late Tenzing Norgay to Appa Sherpa who climbed Everest 21 times.

DAY 07:
Trek to Lungden

It is short day trek from Thame to Lungden, takes about 4 hours in the direction of the Nangpa La, the glaciated pass on Nepal Tibet border.

DAY 08:
Exploration day at Lungden

Second acclimatization day hike to the surrounding Hills, climb high for proper adjustment in Altitude.

DAY 09:
Trek to Gokyo

Start early to reach Rinjola on top on time for great view.
The views from the pass is incredible Majestic Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu the fifth highest mountain in the world, close view of many more gigantic Himalayan peaks and Cho- Oyu above 8000m.
Descend all the way into Gokyo at an elevation 4800 meter.

DAY 10:
Exploration to Gokyo Ri

We start steady ascent of Gokyo Ri early in the morning. Average 4 hours walk to the top Nepal’s best panoramic view point.

DAY 11:
Trek to Thangna

Today we cross the glacier sections on the way to Thangna. Distance of camp is not very long so we can make it by lunch time thus afternoon is free to explore the wilderness.

DAY 12:
Trek to Zhongla via Chola pass

We start walking early morning to avoid unforeseen situations during the mid day.
Frozen condition has more advantages of stability so there are fewer chances of fallen loose rocks before pass.
After the Pass there are no hazardous sections to come across.

DAY 13:
Trek to Lobuche (4930m)

After a cozy breakfast with exposes a dramatic panorama of the spectacular snow capped peaks we traverse high pastureland before we reach Lobuche.
We reach Lobuche normally by lunch time.

DAY 14:
Trek to Gorak Shep and explore Everest base camp (5545m)

Walk Westside of Khumbu Glacier and pass the moraine on the way to Gorak Shep.
Light lunch at Gorakshep to continue for Legendry Everest Base Exploration.
Strenuous day due to EBC excursion and high altitude.

DAY 15:
Climb Kalapathar and trek to Lobuche

Early morning Ascent Kalapathar with help of flashlight. The trail is difficult to follow in dark but gets rewarding views from the summit of Kalapathar.
After sufficient shots of dramatic mountains we decent down to lodge and take breakfast before continuing to Lobuche.

DAY 16:
Trek to Chukung crossing the Kongmala

The route leads for another absolute wilderness away from the main trekking area, the trek follows the upper moraine. We walk carefully to climb and cross the glacier and reach near by the Nuptse wall.
Steady climb toward the Kongmala pass 5535 meter the highest pass on our trip, the walk leads higher up and then descending towards the glacier pong and the walk leads to the Chukung village.

DAY 17:
Climb the Chukung ri and explore the valley

Chhukung ri 5550 meter is being open from year 2015 for the free trekking peak which used to be a NMA peak required climbing permits to scale it.  Don’t require any specific climbing gear and skills to summit this trekking peak.
The view of Mt. Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, Baruntse, Amadablam, Cholaste, Thamerku, Kantega and Tawache peak is simply breathtaking.

DAY 18:
Trek down to Pangboche

Descend the windy trail to Pangboche passing the beautiful village Dingboche set on the Imjatse valley. After late lunch there will be still spare time to explore the oldest monastery in Khumbu valley.

DAY 19:
Trek back to Namche

There can be a tendency to rush as everyone long been waiting to proper hot showers however can’t prevent to visit Tengboche Monastery awesomely setting on the lap of snowy peaks.
After Monastery visit we walk down to bottom of riverside then continue towards Namche uphill initially to level the elevation.

DAY 20:
Trek back to Lukla

Trek back to Lukla to end the Everest 3 passes and 3 peaks trek. We retrace trail back to Lukla with full of memories of Himalayan Journey’s and last night dine with Mountain Monarch staff who accompanied on your trek.

DAY 21:
Fly to Kathmandu after the Everest 3 passes and peaks trip

Possibly in morning we fly back Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. There will be ample time in hand choices is yours.

DAY 22:
Rest and exploration day in Kathmandu

Lots of interesting thing to see in Kathmandu valley, the Royal Palace, Durbar Squares, Swayambhunath (the monkey temple), Patan and an ancient city Bhakatpur etc.

Explore down town to shop for souvenirs, getting your photos or slides processed and trying out the various restaurants in Thamel.

DAY 23:
Leaving Kathmandu

Transfer to the airport to fly back home with exhilarating Everest three pass trek experiences with us.

Dates and Cost

The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.

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Included in the Cost

  • Airport transfers on both domestic and international flight
  • Standard hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin with breakfast.
  • Open and choice full board meals while on Everest three passes trekking.
  • Properly boiled drinking water while on trek
  • Responsible trekking having 01 porter to each trekkers
  • Accommodation at tea-house or lodge on twin share private room.
  • Welcome dinner with cultural program as listed in the itinerary.
  • Half day guided city tour with world heritage entrance permit.
  • All Domestic flights and airport tax as listed in the itinerary.
  • Free use of quality trekking gear – sleeping bag, fleece liner, down jacket, rain poncho, snow gaiters etc. as required while on trek.
  • Professional trekking group leader trained in Wilderness First Aid.
  • Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) / Gamow Bag or OXYGEN with comprehensive First Aid Kit.
  • Assistant trek guides porters with their salary, wages, transportation, insurance and required trek gears.
  • Three passes and peaks trek map.
  • Complementary trek duffle bag and Mountain Monarch T-shirts.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers.
  • TIMS trekking permit, Everest national park entry fees for the three passes and peaks trip
  • VAT, all government taxes and service charges.

Not Included in the Cost

  • Nepal entry Visa fees, Your travel insurance of any kind.
  • International Airfare.
  • All Drinks and main meals in cities.
  • Tips and Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battering charge, telephone and beverage drinks etc.

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