This trek which takes in Everest, 3 High Pass Trek is considered to be one of the most difficult treks in the Everest Region. It is a wonderful opportunity to cross three high passes, Kongma La Pass (5,535m/18159ft), Cho La Pass (5,330m/17486ft), Renjo La Pass (5,345m/17536ft). On this trek, you will be passing through vintage points with extraordinary views of the 8000m peaks including Mt Everest, the world’s tallest peak.
Other features of this trek are the visit to Thame, one of the oldest Sherpa villages in the region, home of an ancient monastery and the childhood home of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa (the first to summit Mt Everest along with Edmund Hillary). Other highlights of this trek are the picturesque Gokyo Lakes, Gokyo Ri and Kala Pattar viewpoints. The viewpoint from Kala Patar 5545m allows a classic view of the Everest range including 4 of the world’s 8000m+ peaks. This magnificent trek will bring you to the starting point of summit attempts and in spring you can even view the hustle and bustle of the climbing expeditions preparing for summit attempts.
During this trek, you will enjoy crystal clear view of The Himalayan range including Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori among others.
This is not an easy trek but if you have courage, persistence, and endurance then you can accomplish this strenuous trek
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft)
Day 2: Full day Sightseeing Tour Kathmandu
Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2860m/9383ft, 45mins) and trek to Monjo (2,840m / 9,315ft) 4 hrs
Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft) 8hrs
Day 5: Acclimatization day.
Day 6: Trek to Tengboche (2hrs exploring) trek to Debuche (3,820m/12,529ft) 5hrs
Day 7: Trek to Dingboche (4,410m / 14,465ft) 5-6 hrs
Day 8: Acclimatization day
Day 9: Trek to Chhukung and Chhukung Ri (4,730m / 15,514ft) 4-6 hrs
Day 10: Trek over Kongma La Pass (5,535m/18159ft) and trek to Lobuche (4,910m/16,104ft) 6-7 hrs
Day 11: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17598ft) then trek to Gorak Shep (5,140m/16,859ft) 8hrs
Day 12: Ascend Kala Pathar (5,554m/18221ft) and trek to Zongla (4,830m/15,842ft) 8hrs
Day 13: Trek over Cho La Pass (5,330m/17486ft) and trek to Thangnak (4,700m / 15,416ft) 7-8 hrs
Day 14: Trek to Gokyo (4,790m / 15,711ft) 2 hrs
Day 15: Exploration day, Explore 5th Lake and Gokyo Ri (5,360m/17585ft)
Day 16: Trek over Renjo La Pass (5,345m/17536ft) and trek to Ledgen (4,560m/14,956ft) 7-8 hrs
Day 17: Trek to Thame (visit a Monastery) (3,820m/12,592ft) 5 hrs
Day 18: Trek to Monjo (2,840m/9,315ft) 6hrs
Day 19: Trek to Lukla (2,840m/9,315ft) 4hrs
Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu (45mins)
Day 21: Depart to your own destination
Welcome to the land of Himalaya at 1350m. You will be warmly welcomed by the mountains and our company representative will be standing with your name card at the arrival terminal with a beautiful smile. You will be escorted to your hotel and will be provided with all the detailed information about your program. If your arrival is late in the evening then there is always tomorrow to provide you with information about your tour.
Today you will be going for sightseeing around the world heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Durbar square, Bouddhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple. Overnight stay at hotel.
Then you will be transfer from hotel to the domestic terminal for the flight of Lukla (2,840m). After you reach Lukla your trail will lead to the sightseeing of amazing mountains like Gauri Shankar (7,135m), Melungtse (7,181m) and Numbur (6959m). The walking is easy today but physically you will need to adjust to the altitude that you are visiting so you will be staying overnight at Monjo.
After breakfast your trek gets started for the Namche Bazar passing through the pines and rhododendron trees. The Dudh koshi river will be beside you till you cross the suspension bridge and start your ascent to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is located in between the two great valleys Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi. It’s a gate way to reach the world highest mountain Mt Everest. The amazing view from Namche is popular and one of the reasons for our acclimatization day. Overnight in Namche.
You may think its waste of your day to rest in Namche but that’s not the reason we want you to be adjusted to the high altitude and grab the opportunity to explore the local market, villages like Thamo or Syangboche to get the scenic view of Everest. Overnight in Namche.
Today you will be passing through the Dudh Kosi Bridge. Then climb toward Tangboche, which provides you eye pleasing views of Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Taboche. Tyangboche,has it’s own meaning due to the it’s monastery, it contains the largest Monastery in Khumbu. You can experience the monastery and museum. After that you will walk toward Debuche. Overnight in Debuche.
Passing through the pine trees and crossing the small bridge will become a common sight. You will see amazing views of Ama Dablam on way to Dingboche. You have the chance to visit the home of an ancient monastery at Pangboche. Listen to legendary stories of the Yeti as told by the locals. You will spend your night at Dingboche.
We have an acclimatization day today. You can choose whether you would prefer to spend day in your bed or if you like to explore the Imaj Khola valley with a walk to Nagarjun Ri. Overnight in Dingboche.
Let me remind you are already at the altitude 4,730m so the mountains have already surrounded you. You will be experiencing the Lhotse Mountain which is the 4th highest mountain in the world. Similarly you can experience the mountains like Ama Dablam, Island Peak and Thamserku.
Your first pass Kongma La at 5,535m is waiting for you today. After your breakfast you have the meeting with the pass. On your way to Lobuche you can see prayer flags and views from east to west. Khumbu glacier is one of the charms of this trek and you can experience that today. Overnight at Lobuche.
The trail keeps on heading northwards after the Khumbu Glacier towards Gorakshep and then toward Everest Base Camp. Pomo Ri will be beside once you reach Gorak Shep and on your right is Nuptse. Gorak Shep (5,140m) is the spot for your lunch. Return to Gorak Shep overnight.
Today is the day to get incredible eye pleasing scenery and capture great photos with your camera. On your way to Zongla Everest will be watching you. From Kala Pathar’s summit (5,554m) you can get the one of the best panoramic views: Ama Dablam, Makalu, Nuptse, Lhotse and other many mountains. You will be passing back through Lobuche and arrive at the Zongla village overnight.
Today you will cross the Cho La (5,330m/17486ft) pass where you will have eye pleasing views. Most, of the time Cho La Pass is covered with snow. On the way you will experience plenty of small snow covered glaciers. You will stay for the night at Thangnak.
You will be heading to the eastern side of the Gokyo Valley and over the Nagjumba Glacier. You will be climbing down to Gokyo Lake beside which is the small village where you will be staying overnight night.
After breakfast your day is packed for the exploration of Gokyo and Gokyo Ri. Today you will experience views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu. You will also get stunning views of Khumbila and Taboche. Overnight in Gokyo.
Renjo La pass 5,345m is the last pass of the trek and you will accomplish all the 3 high passes after you pass this Renjo la pass. Today on your eastern side Everest, Gyachung Kang, Lhotse, Makalu and the Gokyo lakes will be watching you and on your western side Tengi Ragi Tau, Rolwaling Himal and the small Rermo Pokhari Lake will be watching you.
Your trek will be much easier as you will be walking the old paths of Himalyas. Thame one of the oldest Sherpa villages in the Everest region is waiting for your welcome. Thame is the childhood home of the legendary late Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. Overnight we will stay at Thame.
Today as are walking to catch the amazing views of Kusum Kanguru (6,367m). On our way we will be passing through the Koshi river. Overnight at Monjo.
After breakfast we will be walking toward Lukla. On the way we will be passing through the Dude Koshi. Finally we reach at Lukla and you can stretch your legs and get some relaxing time.
You will be flying back to Kathmandu if the weather is favorable. The weather of Lukla may change at any time. It’s a free day you can rest at the hotel or walk down to the Thamel to buy some souvenirs.
Sadly your most memorable journey ends today. A Great Nepal representative will escort you to the airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you have plenty of time to think about your recent adventure and to plan your next wonderful adventure in Nepal.