Did you know that in Everest Three Passes Trek does not mean that you can go only to the Everest Base Camp?. But there are several other routes in the region that you can combine with the Everest Base Camp with stunning views?
Yes, trekking to the world’s highest mountain, Everest, region is much more than just trekking to the base camp. There is no doubt that Everest Base Camp is unarguably one of the world’s best trekking trips but there are several amazing trekking routes in the Everest region that can be combined with Everest Base Camp using three high passes Cho La, Renjo La, and Kongma La.
Everest Three passes trek, one of such most amazing combination trips is to cross three high adventurous passes, Renjo La, Cho La to reach Everest Base Camp and we go over Kongma La towards Chukkung valley. This trip takes you to some of the amazing viewpoints on earth including Gokyo Ri and Kalapatthar.
Everest 3 high pass trek using simple tea house trekking is an incredible adventure of a lifetime. Trekking in the high altitude of the Everest region and reaching eventually to the Everest Base Camp crossing three high passes is certainly very adventurous but the experience you go through is an indescribable spectacular view of high Himalayan peaks including the Everest like a different world.
Join Earthbound Expeditions for this adventurous Everest Three passes trek trip of the life and experience the thrill of the high Himalayan trekking adventure.
In Kathmandu - Transfer to hotel. Alt. 1,350m / 4,428ft.
After breakfast in the morning we take you for the Kathmandu sightseeing tour. We are going to do the UNESCO CULTURAL HERITAGE TOUR today which includes: Swoyambhunath - The oldest Buddhist Stupa in Kathmandu Valley, a beautiful abode for lots of monkeys thus also known as Monkey Temple, is also a perfect vantage point to see Kathmandu valley. Pashupatinath- A holy pilgrimage for Hindus and Hindu Crematorium, watch as the Hindu dead bodies are cremated in the most unique way in the world; we come across men with ash rubbed body, matted locks and dreaded look which is typical look of a Hindu Holy Men known as Sadhus. Boudhanath- the biggest Buddhist temple in the world; a site for Tibetan Buddhism where we can visit monasteries, watch the Holy Monks busy in their chanting ritual going around the temple. Patan Durbar Square- A Medieval Royal Palace area which is also known as the city of fine arts, we can see the finest example of metal and stone carving back to 14th century and also the amazing Nepali Architecture.
We have our breakfast early in the morning and drive to the airport to take a flight to Lukla, the gateway to Everest Region accompanied by your trekking guide. We fly by a Twin Otter aircraft which is the most renowned mountain flight corporation in the world. Once on the flight we can enjoy the stunning beauty of the rugged foothills that give way to the snowline of the majestic Himalaya. A lot of the world\'s highest mountains including Kanchenjunga III, Lhotse IV and Makalu V and many other snow capped mountains. After enjoying the adventurous flight for about 45 minutes, we land in Lukla, an exceptionally beautiful mountain town in the Everest Region where we meet our porters and prepare for the walk of the day to Phakding, another mountain town. The descending walk leads us along the Dudh Koshi River and to Phakding village and to Monjo.
The early start of the trek of the day takes you on mostly flat and gradual uphill trail along the Dudh Koshi River up to Hilary suspension bridge. From this point your first steep uphill walk on the Everest trail starts which takes you to an extraordinarily beautiful town of Namche, famously known as Namche Bazaar. On the way to Namche you can enjoy the view of some the Himalayan peaks including Thamserku, Tabuche, Cholatsem, Khumbila – Sacred Mountain which protects the Khumbu region and many other mountains. Get yourself immersed in the beauty of local Sherpa and Buddhist culture, take pictures of yaks, take in the spirituality from the prayer flags along the trail and many more just reach the destination for today to enjoy the more majestic view of Kongde, Kusum Kangri and Thamserku.
A stopover day in Namche for acclimatization. Hike to Everest view point for about two hours uphill and enjoy the view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Amadablam and many other Himalayan peaks. Hike down to Namche and spend rest of the day exploring Namche Bazaar enjoying the local atmosphere.
Trek to Thame (3845meters), overnight at tea house.
Trek to Marlung (4135meters), overnight at Tea house.
Trek to Lungden (4600meters), overnight at Tea house.
Trek to Renjo La Base Camp (4890meters), overnight at Tea house.
Trek to Gokyo (4775meters) after crossing Renjo La Pass (5388meters), overnight at Tea house.
Rest till the afternoon at Gokyo and climb to Gokyo RI (hillock) - 5420meters for sunset view on Mt. Everest), overnight at Tea house.
Trek to Thangnak (4695meters), overnight at Tea house.
Trek to Dzong La (4840meters) after crossing Cho La Pass (5380meters), overnight at Tea house.
Trek to Lobuche (4925meters), overnight at Tea house.
Trek to Everest Base Camp (5300meters) and back to Gorakhshep (5165meters),
Climb to Kala Patthar (5545meters – the best view of Mt. Everest) and descend to Lobuche, overnight at Tea house.
After breakfast trekking via Khumbu Glacier to Kongma La Base Camp (5,000m/16,404ft) continues ascending to Kongma pass (5,535m/18,159ft) then descending a gradual walks up the Imja Khola valley to Chhukung a small summer settlement. Overnight in Chhukung (4,730m/15,518ft) where you make final preparation for climbing.
The trail makes a gradual descent through scrub junipers and around Mani stones as it follows the hillside. The trail passes many Mani walls in deep rhododendron forests where crossing after the Imja khola, the trail climbs many carved Mani stones to Pangboche. Pangboche Gompa is the oldest in Khumbu; a visit will be well worth. Walk down to the valley from where the trail is shallower through alpine meadows. Followed by climb gradually up to Tengboche (3,870m/12,697ft) where the biggest monastery lies in the whole of Khumbu.
Walk down from the rear of monastery and continue down until you reach Phunki Tenga. Climb up gradually through a forest. Once you are out of the forest, you will be walking along a ridge from where you can see down on your left some of the deepest gorges of Nepal. In spring, the rhododendrons will look superb making the valley even more beautiful. Reach Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft), for overnight.
Trek back to Lukla along the same trail, although it always looks different coming from the opposite direction on arrival in Lukla you will have time to relax and celebrate the completion of your trek. You can have a good time with two local alcoholic beverages \'Chang\' or \'Rakshi.\' Feel free to dance with your crewmembers in the Sherpa way.
Early morning fly to Kathmandu .Transfer to your hotel; the day at leisure to rest, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any sights you missed during your first day in Kathmandu and evening celebration dinner together. Overnight in Kathmandu.
After this amazing trek if you are more interest for other activities like safari, rafting, cycling or more trekking in other areas; If you decide to leave Nepal we will transfer to airport for your onward destination.