Mar-April-May / Oct-Nov-Dec
USD 1700 (2 pax+)
It is one of the most difficult trekking route in Nepal. It goes through three different high passes as it name suggest it. Khumbu region of Nepal is one of the finest places to visit with many trekking routes. It has whole network of trekking routes. Different passes connect different trekking routes of the region. Kongma La pass,Chola Pass and Renjo-la pass are three iconic passes that connects four different valleys of the region. These passes are 5535 m, 5380 m, 5388m high respectively. This trekking route provides view of four 8000 meter peaks, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Makalu. It also provide view of other mountains like AmaDablam, Pumori, Nuptse, Island Peak and many more. Other attractions of the trip are Gokyo Ri, Fifith Lake in Gokyo Valley, view from Kalaphattar and Everest Base Camp.
Highlights of the trip
Khumbu region of Nepal is one of the finest places to visit with many trekking routes. It has whole network of trekking routes. Different passes connect different trekking routes of the region. Kongma La pass,Chola Pass and Renjo-la pass are three iconic passes that connects four different valleys of the region. These passes are 5560 m, 5420 m, 5360m high respectively.This trail is consider as one of the most difficult and strenuous trekking route in Nepal. This trekking trail requires the guidance of experienced guide to make it safely.
This trekking route provides view of four 8000 meter peaks, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Makalu. It also provide view of other mountains like AmaDablam, Pumori, Nuptse, Island Peak and many more. Other attractions of the trip are Gokyo Ri, Fifith Lake in Gokyo Valley, view from Kalaphattar and Everest Base Camp. The fast flowing river, dense green forest at lower altitude, rugged and barren landscape at higher altitude combined with high mountains, lakes, valleys gives anyone experience of lifetime.
Another aspect of this region is its rich culture and lifestyle of local. Majority of people are Buddhists and lifestyle is highly influenced by it. Age old monasteries and their rituals can be amusing to foreigners. The settlements around the region are completed different from outer world. The friendly and hospitable nature of local is always welcoming factor for foreigner.
Arrival in Kathmandu and pick up and transfer to hotel by office representative. Hang around Thamel on availability of time. Acquire and prepare necessary gear for the trip.
Early morning, we will take a jeep ride to Ramechhap about 5 hours. As in touristic season Kathmandu airport be busy of Lukla flights . Reach Ramechhap airport we then board flight to Luka which takes approximately 15 minutes. Reach Lukla . We meet our supporting staff Potters . After taking breakfast, we will then start our journey heading to Phakding. It’s an easy downhill walk of 3 hours. On busy season, we will meet many trekkers. The trail is busy with people, mules and zopkyos.
The trail runs alongside Dudh Koshi River crossing through pine and oak forest. We need to cross this river several times. We will be entering Sagarmatha National Parks on this day. We will get first glimpse of ‘Mount Everest’ on this day. The monuments alongside path reminds of its Buddhist influence.
Acclimatization is an important part of any trip to altitude. It helps body to adjust and rejuvenate to the environment. Namche Bazaar is interesting place to take rest. It is known as Sherpa Capital. Sherpa is an ethnic community of people who are well known for being good at mountaineering. You can see culture and lifestyle of local here. You can visit museum to understand Sherpa community. You can explore local market. Modern amenities like ATM, Internet Café, Shops, restaurants, bakery etc. are available to enjoy.
We will do clockwise rotation of the trip. We will follow Dudhkoshi River and head to Nyangpala pass. It is a traditional trade route between Nepal and Tibet. Thame is one of the iconic village of the region because it produced very significant people in mountaineering history. Late Tenzing Norgay Sherpa who was first summiteer of Mount Everest was from Thame. There are multiple mountaineering personalities like 28th times Everest climbing record holder Kami Rita Sherpa too from this particular village.
It will be short trek today. As we go in higher altitude, the pace and distance of the trek will be shorter. We will head to the common route to Nyangpala pass. As we proceed further, the scenery becomes more beautiful.
We will cross first pass of three passes today. It will be long trek of 8 hours. It best to start early to get best view from the top of pass. Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu and many more mountains can be viewed. After crossing the pass, we will descend to Gokyo village with is located in the bank of beautiful Gokyo lake.
Early morning we take a visit to Gokyo Ri which is at 5350m. The view point provides amazing view of the surrounding mountains of Mt. Everest and other snow clad peaks. Rest day enjoy on own. Overnight at
Today our trail descends to Thangnak (also called Dragnag). Crossing Ngozumpa glacier. Its challenging of ice melting and slippery trail. After crossing glacier, we then reach small settlement of Thagnak for overnight.
We will start early morning to Cross Cho La Pass. It is long walk and have difficult terrain. It best to cross the pass as early as possible to use stable condition of frozen terrain which is unpredictable in day time.
As we head to Lobuche, we will reach borderline grassy high land and rough terrain slopes. The trail mixes with the trail of classic Everest Base Camp trek after that. It is a lunch camp which takes just 4 hours.
It will be very long day walk. Everest Base Camp (EBC) gives amazing view of nearby mountains including Mt. Everest. But only part of Everest can be seen from Base Camp. Amazing view of Khumbu icefall, Khumbu glacier, Mt. Nuptse, Pumori, Khumbutse makes the trip memorable. We return to again to GorakShep and stay overnight.
Kala Patthar is highest point in whole trip. It is recommended to start early for sunrise view. From the top of Kala patthar, we can view 360 degree view of mountain range. Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, and Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Pumori, and many more can be viewed from the top. We will trek back to Lobuche and stay overnight.
It is our final Pass is Kongma la Pass. The lead leaves normal trekking route and goes through complete wilderness. It is highest pass among three. It is gradual but tiring ascent to top. We will descend to small village of Chhukung where we will stay overnight.
We will descend to Namche Bazaar straight . En route we can visit to Tengboche monastery. This is the oldest monastery record in highest altitude. Crossing famous Hillary suspension bridge we back then to Namche after 7-8 hours. Rest and overnight.
We will trace back to same route as climbing to Namche. We will stay overnight.
Fly from Lukla to Ramechhap then drive back to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel . Rest . Evening farewell, dinner with cultural dance will be arranged to celebrate the trip. Overnight.
Journey with us end here. Office representative will drop you to International airport for final departure as per schedule requirement.
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Mar-April-May / Oct-Nov-Dec
USD 1700 (2 pax+)