|Package name||Everest 3 High Pass Trek|
|Max. elevation||5545 m|
|Transportation||<div><br></div><div><span style="color: rgb(33, 37, 41); font-family: Poppins, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">All ground transportation by private tourist vehicle and domestic flight as per the itinerary.</span><br></div>|
|Accomodation||3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu and the best available Guesthouses during the trek.|
|Cost||USD 1,785 per person|
|Day||Itinerary||Altitude in Meter & Feet||Trekking / Walking|
|1||Arrive at Kathmandu||1,400 m / 4,600 ft||30m Drive|
|2||Sightseeing Tour of the Kathmandu valley||1,400 m / 4,600 ft||4-5 hr Drive|
|3||Fly to Lukla (2,860m / 9,383 ft) and trek to Phakding||2,610 m / 8,562 ft||30m flight, 3-4 hr Trek|
|4||Trek to Namche Bazar||3,441 m / 11,290 ft||5-6 hr Trek|
|5||Acclimatization and Rest day- Namche Bazar||3,441 m / 11,290 ft|
|6||Trek to Tengboche||3,870m / 12,697 ft||4-5 hr Trek|
|7||Trek to Dingboche||4,360 m / 14,305 ft||5-6 hr Trek|
|8||Acctlamatazion & rest day at Dingboche||4,360 m / 14,305 ft|
|9||Trek to Chukhung||4,730 m / 15,518 ft||4-5 hr Trek|
|10||Acctlamazatazion & rest day at Chukhung||4,730 m / 15,518 ft|
|11||Trek to Lobuche via Kongma La pass (5,535 m /18,160 ft)||4,940 m / 16,208 ft||7-8 hr Trek|
|13||Trek / Climb to Kalapattar (5,545m / 18,192 ft) then trek down to Lobuche||4,940 m / 16,208 ft||4-5 hr Trek|
|14||Trek to Dzonglha||4850m / 15912 ft||3-4 hr Trek|
|15||Trek to Gokyo via Cho La pass (5,367m/17,609 ft)||4,800m / 15,749ft||7-8 hr Trek|
|16||visit Gokyo Ri, and Rest at Gokyo||5,357m / 17,576ft||3-4 hr Trek|
|17||Trek to Marlung via Renjo La pass (5,360m / 17,585 ft)||4160m / 13648 ft||6-7 hr Trek|
|18||Trek to Namche Bazaar||3,441 m / 11,290 ft||4-5 hr Trek|
|19||Trek to Lukla||2,860m / 9,383 ft||5-6 hr Trek|
|20||Fly to Kathmandu||1,400 m / 4,600 ft||30m flight, 30m Drive|
|21||Departure day||30m Drive|
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative from Namaste Nepal Trekking & Research Hub will pick you up from the airport. He will be displaying a NNTR sideboard outside the airport terminal. Transfer to the selected hotel. In the afternoon the pre-trip meeting will be held at our office. During this meeting we will introduce your trek and or tour leader/guide, so please make sure that you ask all the questions and concerns. For the meeting please make sure you bring your passport,2 copies of passport size photos, and your travel insurance policy copy (if you haven’t sent it by email before). And sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.
After breakfast, your sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley will start. You will have a professional tour guide with private vehicle. Today you will visit following cultural wonders of Kathmandu valley -
Swambhunath Stupa/Monkey temple -
Is an ancient religious architecture atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, Swayambhunath is among the oldest religious sites in Nepal. The Swayambhunath consists of a stupa and a variety of shrines and temples. A Tibetan monastery, museum and library are more recent additions. And we can see the 360-degree view of Kathmandu valley. This will be a good way to start your day with
Pashupatinath Temple -
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most important and significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world. Located on the bank of the holy Bagmati River near the airport. The major temple is strictly for Hindus only even though you are not allowed to go inside the main temple you can clearly see the temple and the activities from the other bank of the river.
Boudhanath Stupa -
Another UNESCO World Heritage site; Boudhanath another holiest sites of Kathmandu valley. It was built in the 5th century with pairs of eyes on all 4 directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings.
Patan durbar square -
City of Fine Arts Patan; The ancient royal palace of Patan faces on to magnificent Durbar Square. This concentrated mass of temples is perhaps the most visually stunning display of Newari architecture to be seen in Nepal. The historic monument which describes the oldest architecture of Nepal is Patan durbar square, Temple construction in the square went into overdrive during the Malla period (14th to 18th centuries)
Kathmandu Durbar Square -
After finished sightseeing in Patan on the way to your hotel, our driver will drop you to Kathmandu Durbar Square (only if you are staying at Thamel) from where you can walk back to Thamel through a narrow and oldest open street market of Asan. In Kathmandu durbar square you can see following -
Your adventure began here, flight from Kathmandu to Lukla only takes about 30 minutes, and you'll enjoy Nepal's iconic mountain views throughout. This flight is one of the closest mountain flight you can do in Nepal. Touch down on the narrow mountaintop runway, and your Trekking to dream EBC begins.
After your whirlwind arrival, head out on a half-day trek. You'll follow a riverside trail downhill through the Dudh Koshi Valley, passing farms, stone villages, and snow-topped mountains toward your first overnight in Phakding.
From Phakding, the route crisscrosses the pine-flanked Dudh Koshi (Milky River) river on a steel cable suspension bridge. Keep an eye out for yaks and other local wildlife that amble along the same route.
From there, the trekking path leads into Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO-listed nature reserve that is home to snow leopards and red pandas. After passing a checkpoint in Monjo to register your trekking permits, you'll begin a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. If the weather is clear, you may just catch a glimpse of Mount Everest in the distance.
After a strenuous uphill hike, you'll arrive for your overnight stop with time to shop for souvenirs or any extra gear you may need. Namche, the main trading village in the Khumbu region, is the historic meeting point for Hindu traders from the lowlands and Tibetan yak caravans. It remains a global melting-pot (and now even boasts an Irish pub!).
After yesterday's significant gain in altitude, you'll take today off to relax and acclimatize.
The tourist Capital and the biggest settlement in the Khumbu region - Namche Bazzar, well facilitated with ATMs, Internet cafes, restaurants, bakeries and lots of branded and local shops selling the daily needs. Although its rest day for acclimatization, we walk up to Khumjung village through Everest view Hotel and see beautiful views of the Himalayas including Mount Everest, Khumjung village is a brimming little town which is beautifully filled by the Sherpa community. Walking through the Sherpa village will be a unique experience to understand the real lifestyle of Sherpa people.
From Namche, the trail follows the valley, high above the Dudh Koshi River. After the acclimatization day up in Namche, you'll be ready to hit the road to Everest base camp again. As you leave Namche, you'll catch an outstanding glimpse of the Himalaya, marking the world's highest elevations.
You'll continue along the trail. There are numerous tea shops along the way, so you can stop for a cup of Nepali chiya with the view of Ama Doblom.
Finally, you'll make a steep descent over the river along yet another suspension bridge. The village of Phunki Tenga where we will stop for another mountain lunch. Load up on carbs over lunch as you enjoy the scenery. From there, you'll face another steep climb. The shady path zigzags through rhododendron forests and high-altitude vistas—keep your eyes peeled for the region's colourful mountain bird species. Finally, you'll arrive at Tengboche, home to a legendary Buddhist monastery, the largest in the Khumbu.
After having morning tea with the sunrise view over the Everest Massive, you'll now descend steeply through thick forest. You'll cross over the Imja Khola River, part of the Dudh Khosi river. From there, you'll arrive at the village of Pangboche, which is situated directly opposite Ama Dablam, one of the region's landmark summits. Because of the village's unique location, you'll be able to admire stunning and immersive views of the mountain. You'll also be able to see a gompa, or Tibetan monastery, along with sacred Buddhist mani walls.
After another few hours of trekking, you'll arrive at Dingboche, where you'll be spending the night.
After a strenuous few days of continuous climbing, your body is likely ready for a rest. Luckily, you'll have the whole day in Dingboche to relax and up for an acclimatization hike.
Head up to higher elevations along upper Dingboche, where you'll find a more traditional feel than the lower, trekker-oriented part of town, which is mostly made up of guesthouses and tea lodges. If you're up for a small day hike, you can head to an old Buddhist hermitage, known as Nangar Dzong. There's also a peak along the ridgeline called Dolma Ri which you can easily reach on foot. There, you'll find strings of bright prayer flags and a scenic viewpoint.
Today It’s an easy day! After the guesthouses on the top of Dingbuche village, the trail continues between the hills towards the herding area of Yaks. The view of the Island peak, Ama Dablam, and surrounding is truly breathtaking. The hidden geography of Chukhung village lies around 3 hours walk from Dingboche. until you are on the top of the Chukung ridge it stays hidden.
It’s time for another rest and gets your body Acclimatize before we head to the Kongma La pass.
On this day you can head up to the higher elevations towards the chukhung Ri or chukhung Tse. From here you can remark the stunning views of Nuptse(7,861m /25,790), Everest(8,848.86m / 29,031), Lhotse (8,516m / 27,940 ft), Island Peak (6189m / 20,305 ft), Ama Dablam (6,814m / 22,355 ft), Taboche (6501m / 21328 ft), and many more. Just above the top of chukhung there is a memorable of Jerzy Kukuczka, a polish mountaineer who fell in arms of death while attempting Lhotse from a new route.
After taking a good rest and acclimatization you should be ready for the highest pass you would be traversing through in this journey. The trail to Kongma La Pass goes along the west of Nuptse Glassier. After crossing the stream the trail goes through the long climb up the grassy ridge. It’s mostly climbing today. After some ascents and descents, you will come across the beautiful glacial lakes. The pass is close by just above the ridge covered in prayer flags and spirituality at the altitude of 5535m.
It’s the highest among the all the passes in Everest reason. After the long and challenging walk, the views heavenly from the top. You can admire more than 20 different peaks including Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, etc.
After spending some time on the top of Kongma La pass we will head right towards the North. In a while, you will come across the massive and popular Khumbu Glaciar. It will take you about 2 hours of tiring across the glacier and the village of Lobuche is waiting for you.
After breakfast, we start our trek to Base Camp. Following a rocky moraine path, we see an icy glacial pond and icebergs down below of Khumbu glacier. After the last rocky moraine dunes, a short downhill trek brings us to Gorak Shep, a dry, sandy lakebed that sports an ominous moniker (the name means "Graveyard of Crows.") It's simple.
But you're not stopping yet. Continue on, climbing along the Khumbu Glacier at a slow but steady pace in your bid to reach Everest Base Camp. Finally, after a long day at high altitudes, the payoff arrives. Stop to take photos and relax in the world-famous threshold for all summit expeditions. After some time to admire your surroundings and wander around the camps with the climbers by the help of your guide you'll make your way back down to Gorak Shep, where you'll spend the night.
It’s time to catch the most beautiful view of the entire trek. The views from the top of Kala phatter is something to cherish for the rest of your life. You will aim to get there for sunrise view over the Everest. From Gorakshep Its up, up and up you go, until you see prayer flags and stunning views. After spending some time you will head back to Gorak Shep for breakfast and walk to the Lobuche. It’s an easy downhill walk to Lobuche, we will be saying goodbye to Everest base camp part.
From Lobuche, the trail to Dzongla moves downhill keeping the Khumbu Glassier on the right. The trail is mostly downhill with a few ascends along the way. The peak of Ama Dablam is visible on the south-east and the peak of Tabuche and Choltase keep company on the left. We will eventually cross the Cholatse Lake and move straightforward. Crossing the stream of Cholatse Khola, the village of Dzongla can be reached in a few minutes of gradual ascends.
Leaving the mesmerizing village of Dzongla is almost heartbreaking. It was being an incredibly photogenic spot with the closest view of Cholatse and Lobuche.
As we climb higher, the Chola Lake began to appear and the Cholatse give beautiful look from the west. At the same time, Ama Dablam will be saying hello from the south. The route continues to climb staying close to the rock wall. Depending on the weather, Crampons are advised tools as you will have to cross the glassier. You need to take great care here; as it can get dangerously icy. The pass is marked by prayer flags and spiritual cairns at the altitude of 5420m. From here you can take a close look of the majestic mountain peaks surrounding and glaciers. Trekking down to Thangnak is not very difficult. You will challenge ahead is Ngozumpa Glassier. This ice mass is the longest glacier in the Himalayas. The walking is tough and never-ending but the views come alongside will make you forget about it. You will cross few ponds/Lakes laying on the glassier. Continue gently up to the third lake the small settlement of Gokyo rests in tranquillity.
We start early today to Gokyo Ri (5,357m / 17,576 ft) which lies above the village. The steep climb of about four hours to the top is quite strenuous and takes about 3 to 4 hours, yet rewards with one of the best Mountain View spot in the Everest region. The scenery of Gokyo village, Nogzumpa Glacier, We can observe 4 of the 14 tallest mountain peaks of the world: Mt. Everest(8,848.86m / 29,031) Mt. Lhotse(8,516m / 27,940 ft), Mt. Makalu(8,463m / 27,766 ft), and Cho Oyu(8,188m / 26,864 ft) with a face-to-face distance. Is Magnificent! We then head back towards the valley to our lodge for breakfast. After that, we'll be sightseeing around the valley a bit and spend the rest of the day immersing ourselves in the beauty of the Himalayas. And enjoy the highest bakery of the planet with the coffee shot.
We take early breakfast today to go ahead for the final pass of the trek. Our trek goes through alongside the Gokyo Lake. After crossing the stream ahead of Gokyo Lake we will start climbing towards the Renjo Pass. The view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu follows your sight as you carry on ahead. Again at the top of the ridge, you will be welcomed by prayer flags and cretins with incredible views. That’s a Renjola Pass at the altitude of 5,360m / 17,585 ft. one of the most beautiful passes of the Himalayas. From here you can have the finest look over the Rolwaling Range, Ngozumpa Glassier, and many other mountains. You will carry on ahead down south after the pass. Marlung is about 3:30 hours from the pass.
From Marlung, the trail is easy and mostly downhill with little ascends. The trail mostly moves along the Bhote Koshi river with a view of Shar and Nup Straight Ahead. Soon we will reach the village of Thame. From here we will trek through the village of Samde, Thamo and Phurte with the peaks of Thyangmoche, Lhov, Sar and Nup can be seen in the south-west, while the Thamserku, Kusur Kangru and Kyanshar fill the south-est.
Today marks your final day of trekking. The route follows the Dudhi Koshi River all the way back down to Lukla, where you'll spend your last night in the mountains. It's time for a farewell party - sample some regional chang (home-brewed rice beer) and learn some Sherpa dance steps. You have a successful trek to celebrate.
On your last morning in the mountains, you'll wake up early to catch a morning flight back to Kathmandu. The rest of the day is at your disposal. If you didn't get a chance to see the city's main sights, you'll have a chance to now. You also might want to unwind with a massage or spa treatment in Thamel. Otherwise, you have the entire capital at your fingertips for sightseeing before you depart tomorrow.
Your adventure to Nepal comes to the end today! It’s time to say goodbye to Nepal until the Next Time! Enjoy your last moments in Kathmandu, a city stroll, and-or souvenir shopping. NNTR representative will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the airport for your return flight home. On the way to your home, you have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful land of the mystic Himalayas.
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