“full of thrills and excitement throughout this trip, from traditional villages, green hills, pristine forest, amazing landscapes and high mountains with panoramic views of world’s highest Mt. Everest at 8,848 m, an adrenaline adventure crossing world’s highest passes in the heart of high Khumbu / Everest region, super views from Kalapathar and Gokyo Ri, visiting the Everest Base Camp and to picturesque Gokyo lake, visiting villages and monasteries enrich with old culture, customs are the main attraction and highlights of this trek and the warm hospitality of the highlanders The Sherpa of Himalaya”
Three Passes Trekking is challenging, daunting and equally mesmerizing. The word Everest has become synonymous to adventurous arena. Trexmount Ventures has designed this Three Passes Trekking of Everest region for adventure trip in the Himalaya. This trek is an epitome of wilderness walking holiday in Nepal. Visitors will hike through three high passes of Kong Ma la, Cho la and Renjo la. These are three daunting passes of Khumbu region located between four different valley. The Chhukung Valley, Lobuche Valley, Gokyo Valley and Thame Valley are shinning ornaments of the trip. The detour can be best termed as the Khumbu Circuit Trekking in Nepal as well.
You need to be physically well fit to go through these challenging passes. However you will be blessed and gets relief of tiredness by heavenly scenery of mountains, villages and Himalayan landscape. The Three passes trekking journey starts with the flight to world’s most extreme Lukla Airport. Following the famous Everest base camp trekking trail route will brings you to reach the Namche Bazzar. After usual acclimatization breaks and journey through Tengboche and Dingboche, you will reach the Chhukung Valley. The first pass to cover is the Kong Ma La. The trail is narrow and challenging some times. Visitors should heed the instructions of trekking guide who are well trained and used to deal the situation.
Three Passes Trekking continues and gets into Lobuche Valley (Khumbu Valley) after the Kong Ma La Pass. We will cross famous Khumbu Glaciers to reach Lobuche. We will head higher to go to Everest Base Camp and Kalapather. These are some of the High Lights of Trip. Kalapather is a magnificent view point to see 360 degree view of Khumbu region and high Himalaya including lovely view of Mount Everest and Khumbu Glaciers. The returning journey will brings to Dzongla and to process for 2nd pass of the trip. Cho la pass is a well known beauty pass to go over. It is technically harder than other two passes. You will be blessed with splendid view of Gokyo valley after the pass. We will hike to another beauty to get top of Gokyo ri.
You will amaze with panoramic view of High Himalaya that looks so hypnotizing. Three Blue turquoise Lakes in Gokyo valley offers relaxing environment. The view of Nagzompa glaciers is creating a sounding beauty of nature. The Renjo la Pass is considered as the most ideal place for the panoramic view of mountains all around. You will trek through the steep descending to reach Thame. This is one of the best places to explore the Sherpa village and Buddhist monastery before heading to Namche. We will make our returning journey to reach Lukla. This Three Passes trekking is real adventurous journey in the Himalaya, Quench your soul the thirst of thrill and challenges in the gorgeous Himalayan. Our experience team of Trexmount Ventures will help in every section to enjoy your holiday much more.
Our representative will come to the airport for transfer to the Hotel. After some refreshment in the hotel, Our Tour leader will conduct a pre departure meeting in the Hotel or at our office. The meeting will covers trip related information & the collecting your Documents (passport copy, 2 passport size photos, Travel insurance copy).
Breakfast, free day for trek preparation. You can do your own activities OR, you can do sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with visiting fascinating world heritage and cultural sites. There are few places that are worth to visit such as Hindus holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Durbar Squire ( One is in Kathmandu, in patan and also in Bhaktapur), Museum, monasteries, old historical Palaces and Gardens. Note: this tour is optional so you can visit with place of your interest & pay locally. (Meals: B)
Early morning depart from the hotel for the flight to Lukla on reaching Kathmandu domestic airport board in a small plane Dornier or Twin Otter, flight offers great views array of snow capped peaks with Mt. Everest as the plane touches down after 30 minutes of scenic flight to Lukla, a unique airstrip with a runway with uphill slope, Lukla airport at present named after legendry climber Tenzing & Hillary Airport. After spending some time here with meeting porter, We start the hiking to Phakding for overnight stop, the trek passes several villages and farm lands with great scenery of hills and valleys then finally reaching at Phakding village located by the Dudh Kosi (river). (Meals:B,L,D)
We follow the valley in the beginning and heads uphill at above 3,440 meters high at Namche Bazaar, starting the morning with crossing few suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi river, and then reaching at an entrance gate of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo. After checking the Park & Trekking tickets and permits, further walk leads on the bank of the river, then after the last high bridge an uphill walk for few hours all the way to Namche Bazaar, here we will have two nights in this large prosperous trading town –village as well the main centre and capital of Khumbu area with facilities of ATMs, Cyber cafes, stores, shops, restaurants, banks and fresh bakery with busy colorful interesting Saturday market. (Meals:B,L,D)
An ideal and perfect place for rest day for acclimatization, We start after the breakfast to visit National park museum with great range of information about mountaineering, flora – fauna, Sherpa culture and religions, this scenic spot offers a grand panorama of high snow capped mountains including Mt. Everest and stunning Ama Dablam. We do hike further to syangboche and Everest View Hotel for another beautiful view spot of the surrounding mountains above old Syangboche air strip. and return back to Namche in the afternoon. (Meals:B,L,D)
After a good rest and acclimatization in namche, We start hiking along a gradual winding wider nice path, maintained by old Sherpa man since last 2 decades doing it voluntarily for goodwill to mankind with small funds and donation from the trekkers passing on this route. We will be walking through conifer and rhododendron woodland, with the striking views of Ama Dablam, the walk further offers striking views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku and Kwangde peak, then the path descends towards Imjatse river at Phunge Tenga, After a short rest here, we start ascending through a nice serene forest to reach at Tengboche Monastery which has a well renown Buddhist Monastery and biggest in the region. This is a scenic spot with awesome views of Ama Dablam, Kangtenga, Thamserku, Kwangde, Mt. Everest and many more. You can visit inside the monastery premises while the monks are praying and see the function every day. The head lama (Rinpoche) of the monastery resides here and many believers take blessing from the high lama priest for better success and safe Journey. (Meals:B,L,D)
We start after the breakfast and descend to Imjatse river passing a small place of Debuche, walking into beautiful birch-rhododendron and pines forest, on reaching the strong steel bridge where the tree lines vanish for smaller juniper and rhododendron bushes, after the bridge a gentle climb to reach at Pangboche which is a great permanent village, beyond are settlement with lodges to serve the trekkers. The trail leads slowly through exposed landscapes with excellent view of Ama Dablam at close distance, and then stopping for lunch break at Shomare popular spot for lunch and short break, after lunch on the gentle uphill to reach at Dingboche located in the wonderful Imjatse valley. (Meals:B,L,D)
A pleasant and scenic place for another acclimatize day at Dingboche, which is very important before heading higher. Today, once again we start after the breakfast and hike to Nagarjun hills (4820m) above Dingboche offers great views of surrounding snow capped peaks with North Face of Ama Dablam soars high above Imjatse valley, views of Island / Imjatse peak and as far to world 5th highest Mt. Makalu towards further east behind Peak 29. Enjoy the afternoon relaxing or take a walk around the village. (Meals:B,L,D)
Today, It is going to be a very long and great adventure. We will be heading towards a small place at Bibre with an gentle ascend. We have challenging ascending after here towards complete isolation in pure wilderness over rocky moraine in the gully between great Nuptse Wall and Pokdale peak and beneath the massive Khongma Tse, Mehara Peak
and then slowly heading over Kongma-la and descend towards Khumbu glacier for a short while and lastly reaching at Lobuche for overnight in the cozy lodge after thrilling long trekking day. (Meals:B,L,D)
This is going to be Highlighted day as we will be heading into most waited Everest Base Camp. We again start with gentle climb to Glass Pyramid house, a metrological station funded and run by Nepalese and Italian scientists, from this spot a small steep climb reaching at Khumbu glacier, we hike further through over moraine of rocks and small icy streams to reach at Gorakshep with views of Mt. Pumori, Lingtrin, Khumbutse and Mt. Everest and get ready for next venture to reach Everest Base Camp which will make dreams comes true of this adventure. We hike continue toward Everest Base Camp along the moraine and ice, on reaching at Everest Base Camp after a tiring but exciting walk, enjoy the break overlooking tip of Everest with tumbling Khumbu ice falls close to base camp, around high season for expeditions, this place will be like a Jambore with many colorful camps and busy. After a great moment feeling high return journey back to Gorakshep. (Meals:B,L,D)
Getting up early morning, trek and climb on a steep uphill to Kalapatthar for stunning panorama view of Mt. Everest with array of surroundings peaks, this will be the highest point of this great adventure at 5, 545 m, after a thrilling and breathe taking scenery, downhill walk to Gorakshep and then continue the return journey all the way near Thugla and then walk on the path to next adventure to Tsho-la pass with an overnight stop at Dzongla at the base of the pass. (Meals:B,L,D)
Starting again early morning with a slow climb over the rocky area, at first crossing small icy frozen streams and reaching higher with few breaks in between reaching at Tsho-la after 3-4 hours of vigorous climb, the top marked with prayer flags and pile of stones with awesome scenery of surrounding high peaks of Nirekha, Cholatse, Tawache, from here a steep descend brings you at a small place of Dragnag for overnight halt after a great, thrilling adventure over the 2nd pass of this great journey. (Meals:B,L,D)
Today a short of few hours walk to picturesque Gokyo Lake with lazy morning, trek into an ablation valley reaching the first lake and after a while heading to a second lake, and then finally at Gokyo third lake also known as Dudh Pokhari.
From the bank of the lake stands Gokyo village at 4,790 meters, use to be a summer settlement of Khumbu area before the trekking started, on reaching Gokyo for lunch and overnight stop, with afternoon free to acclimatize, or a short walk around, from this spot offers fabulous views of sixth world’s highest Mt. Cho Oyo and Gyachung Kang reflecting on this turquoise emerald Gokyo Lake. (Meals:B,L,D)
We start in the morning hiking to Gokyo Ri at 5,357 m, a steep climb to the top with awesome panorama views of world’s highest mountains from Mt. Cho Oyo 8,201 m straddling the border with Tibet along with Gyachung Kang,
Mt. Everest 8,848, Mt. Lhotse 8,516 m, Cholatse, Taweche and Mt. Makalu at 8,463 m. We have magnificent view of Gokyo lakes and Glaciers. After a great time at the top Gokyo Ri, we descend in a steep downhill to Gokyo Lake, afternoon rest and preparation for the final high pass Renjo-la of this adventure. (Meals:B,L,D)
Starting earlier morning with steep uphill for few hours to get into the Top of Renjo-la. This is less trekking area and at present the path has improved than before, however in snow condition can take time and can lead to vigorous walk.
Finally reaching the top at 5,388 meters Renjo-la with fantastic views of snow capped peaks that surround this scenic top, after enjoying the break with the views, a long descend passing small glacial ponds on route and finally a small settlement with few lodges at Lungdeng, offering great scenery located near the route towards Nangpa-la pass that goes to Tibet. (Meals:B,L,D)
After a great successfully journey traverse of all three High Passes of Khumbu Khongma-la 5,535 m, Cho-la 5,380 m & Renjo-la 5,388 meters. We start on the downhill path most of the way to Thame passing several smaller villages of Marlung, Thyangmoche and Hungmo reaching at sleepy Thame village home of late Tenzing Sherpa and present world record holder Apa Sherpa who have climbed Everest 20 times. We continue our journey to Namche Bazaar and over night in a nice Lodge. (Meals:B,L,D)
Our final day of trekking returns us to the town of Lukla from where you have begun hiking. The overnight stay gives you time to explore the town as well as reflect upon the mountains before heading back to Kathmandu. (Meals:B,L,D)
The flights at Lukla operate from early morning to Kathmandu, sometimes the flight times are delayed due to unfavorable and bad weather, as per the flight time board in a small Dornier or Twin Otter plane for the scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching Katmandu domestic terminal Trexmount Ventures staff transfers you back to respective hotels. (Meals: B)
This day is reserved in case of a flight delay in Lukla due to unfavorable weather conditions. You can do your own activities OR, you can do sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with visiting fascinating world heritage and cultural sites. There are few places that are worth to visit such as Hindus holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Durbar Squire ( One is in Kathmandu, in patan and also in Bhaktapur), Museum, monasteries, old historical Palaces and Gardens. Note: this tour is optional so you can visit with place of your interest & pay locally. Farewell Dinner in the Evening. (Meals: B,D)
Breakfast, We will transfer to Tribhuvan International airport for departing from Nepal. (Meals:B)
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I personally just want to express my sincere gratitude to you and your trekking team for supporting our Everest Base Camp Tour between 23/10 – 7/11/19. We are absolutely amaze, grateful for the support, efforts and friendliness from Ishwor, Ram and Babu during the hardship of reaching the camp. I am convinced that I finally succeeded because of their permanent physical and mental support. I love your country, the mountains, atmosphere and people, and will never forget it. Please pass on my sincere thanks and regards to all of them. I wish you and your team continued success in the Nepal Himalaya. Kindest Regards on behalf of the touring team Herbert Schauer