Khumbu region is considered as one of the well-known areas for trekking in the world. Thousands of visitors pay their visit annually in this marvelous region. The inhabitants of the region are the legendary Sherpas. These hardy people have carved an existence since time immemorial from the frozen landscape. Deep in the Himalaya, in a quiet remote valley, are the magnificent azure blue Gokyo Lakes. The series of glacial lakes are set in beautiful high altitude wilderness dominated by the great peaks of Cho Oyu, (8153m.) and Gyachungkang (7922m.) Everest three pass trek offers the view of four highest mountain in the world. Theses valleys provides stunning views of many Himalayan giants. This high altitude trek explores the heart of the Sherpa homeland, visiting Namche Bazaar,and Tyangboche before ascending to our destination.
Duration – 19 Days in Nepal
Activity – Trekking
Country – Nepal
Arrive On – Kathmandu, Nepal
Departure from – Kathmandu, Nepal
Max-Altitude – (5545mtrs)
Transportation – Private vehicles and domestic flights
Trip grade – Strenuous
Area – Everest region
Day 01 : Arrival to Kathmandu (1380mtrs)
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu (TIA), our representative from Adventure Team will be there to pick you up. You will be transfer to hotel in half an hour drive with private vehicle. We discuss about our trip and you have time for refreshment. In the evening we are together again for welcome dinner in typical nepalese restaurant with cultural program.
Day 02 : Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu (1380mtrs)
After breakfast, your tour guide will pick you up for half day sightseeing in Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath Stupa. You will have your lunch in the restaurant with the view of Stupa then you back to hotel. You will meet your trek leader and discuss about the trek and do last minutes arrangements.
Day 03 : Fly to, Lukla trek to Phakding (2660mtrs) 3-4 hours
Early morning wake up and transfer to domestic airport with pack breakfast or after breakfast, depends on your flight schedule. Then you will experiment the flight to the real himalaya with the view of Gaurisankar, Shisapangba including Mount Everest in your half an hour flight. When you arrive in Lukla you will meet rest of our trekking crew and manage to arrangements of your back pack and begin our trek to Phakding. You will enjoy the trek downhill till Thadokoshi with the view of Khumbi-hyula and the snow capped mountain Kusum kangaroo. The trek will continue to Phakding through Ghat with the view of monastery and some mane walls.
Day 04 : Trek to Namchebazaar (3440mtrs) 5-6 hours
The day begin with crossing the river Dudhkoshi and head to the Benker through Tok Tok with gradual walking. We slightly climb up till Monjo where the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park is. We cross the river again and again to go to Namchebazaar via Hillary bridge. Till Hillary bridge the trail goes gradually up and down then it goes step up till Namchebazaar. If the weather permits, we can see the view of Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse on the way. Namchebazaar is the transit point for different trek in Everest region and the big market place of Sherpa community as well as Tibetan.
Day 05 : Acclimatization Day (3440mtrs) 3-4 hours
The day begin with spectacular view of Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Amadablam and many more mountains of himalaya. After breakfast we head up to Khumjung village and monastery via Everest view lodge which is located in the altitude of 3900mtrs and it’s really useful for acclimatization. We visit the place where the Yeti skull is still exist. We back to Namchebazaar through the Khumjung secondary school whose founder is Sir Edmund Hillary himself and Syangbochen where the highest air strip located on.
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3867mtrs) 5-6 hours
The day begin on the flat trail with the view of Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Amadablam, Mount Thamserku, Mount Kongde and so on. From Kyangjuma the trail goes descent to the Dhudhkoshi river and ascent to Tengboche through beautiful Rhododendron forest. On the way we will see one more beautiful snow capped mountain Kangtega. We visit monastery, which is the biggest monastery in khumbu region.Internet cafe and bakery cafe are also the attractions of tengboche.
Day 07 : Trek to Dingboche (4410mtrs) 5-6 hours
After breakfast, trail descends down from Tengboche, through the rhododendron forest to Debuche and crossing a bridge over the raging Imja Khola (River). The trail for Dingbuche follows the climbing route of Island peak and the face of Amphu Laptsa. The trail goes down to the river again and climbing up to Dingboche with boundry of stone walls and the view of famous trekking peak called Island peak. It is gateway to Chhukung and farther beyond for the most challenging traverses towards Makalu area and Hinko Valley.
Day 08 : Trek to chhukung(4750mtrs) 2-3hours
We will be not in hurry today so we can have late breakfast and start trek to chhukung.The trail goes gradually up to chhukung.
Day 09 : Trek to Labuche(4,930mtrs) via Kongma-La 7-8 hours
After your complete acclimatization, the trail heading up until the highest pass of the three passes trek, offering stunning views of Tabuche and Cholatse including Lhotse, Amadablam and other peaks. The trail goes step down through Nuptse Glacier for an hour before reaching the village of Labuche. In this stage the effects of the altitude will be kicking in and you can expect colder nights.
Day 10 : Trek to Gorakshep (5,180mtrs) – 3 hours & Everest Base Camp (5,364m) 2-3 hours
After breakfast the trek continues gently climb and sometime direct ascent to nearby glacier. The trail goes to Gorakshep is rocky and windy but it offers the good view of Mt. Pumori and there are beautiful views of the Everest Base camp and glacier with scenic view. After lunch, we ready for our adventure to the targeted destination and we continues our trek towards the Everest Base Camp and to the Khumbu Ice-fall, the path from here can be misleading, follow the lead Sherpa, every year the trail changes due to the movements of the glacier, 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. If you are during the high expedition season have fell like city. It takes 2-3 hours to get to base camp and after a grand time here go back over the journey to Gorakshep.
Day 11 : Trek to Kalapatthar (5,545mtrs) -2 hours & Trek to Zongla,5-6 hours
Early in the morning climb up 2 hours on our pace to Kalapatthar for 360 degree view of the mountain peaks. When reaching the top, you will feel joyful as you achieve the moment that you have been dreaming, since the planning of your journey. A small rocky peak “Kalapatthar” offer you beyond imagination as the Everest looks amazing, the panoramic view from this spot is something to cherish, and you feel it’s worthy to hard climb up here and to feel at the top of the world, and you can see Khumbu glacier, Everest Base camp down below on the moraine of Khumbu glacier and many mountains scenery; Pumari (7,145m), Lingtren (6,695m), Khumbutse (6,623m), Changtse (7,550m), Nupse (7879m), Everest itself etc. After breakfast in Gorakshep we trek further to Zongla.
Day 12 :Trek to Thagna via Cho-La pass(5420mtrs) 7-8hours
Early in the morning after breakfast we ascend slightly along the valley towards Chola pass. The Chola pass is most of the time covered with blue ice giving you a chill feeling. Here you can also enjoy the panoramic view of various mountains. From here, the trail descends steeply down to Thagna. It is about 7 hours trek.
Day 13 : Trek to Gokyo(4720mtrs) 2-3hours
Today is short walk to Gokyo through the Ngozumpa glacier. This is the longest glacier in Himalaya. After glacier we reach at Gokyo which is situated near by gokyo lake as known as Dudh pokhari. In the afternoon we can explore the lake and Gokyo valley.
Day 14: Free day in Gokyo
Early morning climb Gokyo Ri (5364mtrs) it will take about two and half hours to ascend and an hour to descend. Free afternoon Stay overnight at the same guest house in Gokyo.
Day 15: Trek to Marulung (4300mtrs) 7-8 hours
Early morning we heading for Renjo La pass (5340mtrs)it will take about 3hours to get on top and walking then trail goes steep descend to Marulung (4300mtrs) . After (3-4hours) descend we will get Marulung stay overnight at guest house.
Day 16: Trek to Thame (3820mtrs) 4-5hours
We will get thame by lunch time today it will take just about (4 hrs) and in the afternoon explore the very popular monastery and Thame valley where we can see traditional Sherpa people living. Stay overnight at guesthouse.
Day 17: Trek to Monjo (2840mtrs) 6-7 hours
The trail goes all the way down to the Bhotekoshi river and gradually up and down to the Thamo village. After Thamo the trail goes almost flat to Namchebazaar. The trail goes down to the Hillary bridge and gradually up and down to the Monjo where we leave the National park, overnight at Monjo.
Day 16 : Trek to Lukla (2,800mtrs) 5-6 hours
Today is the last day of the trek. The trail goes gradully up and down. We will remind again enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village until Lukla. You’ll have time to wonder around the areas and guide will re-confirm your flight ticket and enjoy the last celebrate dinner with your crew.
Day 17 : Fly back to Kathmandu
Normally, the flight for Kathmandu is morning due to the wind in afternoon; sometime the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather and other reason beyond our control. Anyway we will fly back to Kathmandu and drive to Hotel, there you relax after long journey and take back your breath and rest at your hotel rest of the day.
Day 18 : Leisure day in Kathmandu
After the long trek you need a day for relax and refreshment. You can go formassage and buy souvenirs etc. We meet in the evening for farewell dinner.
Day 19 : Departure
We will transfer you to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination. You must leave hotel 3 hours earlier than your scheduled flight time.