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Everest 3 High Pass Trek

Do you have what it takes to climb a peak above 6000 meters? Are you seeking adventure ? Are you willing to become a peak climber ? Do you want to challenge yourself? If the answer is yes 3 pass trek with Island peak is for you. The trek is entirely in the Khumbu region and begins from Lukla. You will begin the trek making your way through sherpa villages witnessing culture and religion. Beautiful monasteries and the Sherpa communities make way for you to the heart of the mountains.

You will witness some high mountains including the Everest, Makalu and Lhotse from different vantage points. You will cross 3 highest man walkable passes namely Renjo La, Cho La and Kongma La which are as well one of the best vantage points. Furthermore, you will ascend to 2 of the peaks and that of Gokyo Ri and Khumbila, the peaks which requires no climbing permits. 2 weeks of adventure, crossing passes and climbing peaks finally would prepare you for the ultimate goal of this trek and that is climbing to the Summit of Imja Tse aka The Island Peak (6189 m).

Island peak is also known as the beginners peak and as well a practice ground for the climbers for Everest. It may be beginners peak but it requires ropes, crampons, axes and a climbing sherpa to reach the peak. After 2 days of hardship of sleeping in the tents and climbing with the help of Sherpa you will finally be able to witness Kantega, Ama Dablam, Kongde, Khatang, Parchamo, Numbur, Taboche and many others. Book your 3 pass trek with Island peak today for utter adventure !

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu

You could be already in Kathmandu or you may be arriving on this very day and whatever it is we welcome you to Nepal! Thank you for choosing Everest three pass trek with budget trekking. On this first day we transfer you to your hotel/hostel. You will not do much except observing the ambiance around you and get acquainted with the country. Meal Plan N/A

Day 2
Trek preparation and shopping

This is an important day because today is the day when you will meet with your guide. The guide or one of our team members will brief you about the trek about more or less everything you need to know. After briefing we would thoroughly go through the trekking gear that we have. Furthermore, if there is anything that is not according to the trekking standard we will do last minute shopping of the trekking gears. On the other hand one of our backend office staff will get busy preparing required permits and logistics. Meal plan - N/A

Day 3
Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (200m descend – 50m descend)

After taking an early morning flight to the most adventurous airports in the world of Lukla we walk just for warmup. We trek for only 200 meters descent and 50 meters of ascent in around 2 and half hours. If weather permits you will get the glimpse of mountains right from the airport. You will hear and see Dudh koshi roaring down from different places. Overnight in Phakding. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 4
Phakding – Namche bazaar (1000m ascent – 100m descend)

This is one of the most difficult sections of the trek. Within around 6 - 7 hours we cover 1000 meters in ascent and 100 meters in descent. You will come across beautiful villages in between and small yet amazing waterfalls. On this very day you will see the first glimpse of Mt. Thamserku. In between Phakding and Namche is Monjo, from where we enter in the Sagarmatha national park. Right before monjo you may enjoy a notable forest of pine, fir and Rhododendron. Beyond Jorsale and from the confluence of Dudh koshi and Bhote Koshi is the most difficult 2 hours of trek on this day. Overnight in Namche. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 5
Rest Day

Despite a day off, we take side trips to Khumjung and on the way we as well stop by at Syangboche. On this day we hike to Syangboche airport; one of the high altitude, non commercial air strip. We also take the opportunity to visit Khunde and Khumjung where we see the school built by Sir. Edmund Hillary and a monastery that claims to home yeti’s scalp. We get back to Namche and rest and enjoy the view. Overnight in Namche. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 6
Namche to Thame, (3800m)

Namche to Thame takes around 3-4 hours but within these hours it breaches the maximum elevation per day. Immediately after leaving Namche we enter a pleasant forest with pheasant, the national bird of Nepal. You would walk a beautiful village of Phurte. Even with an easy stroll it takes not more than 4 hours. Overnight in Thame. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 7
Trek to Lungden, (4137m)

Thame to Lungden as well takes about 4 to 5 hours of trek. The primary climb is to the hilltop and the monastery of Thame, from where the views of Thame village and glimpse of Namche towards the south is beautiful. Looking at the mountains and the Renjo La towards the north we walk up the isolated trails to Lungden. Reaching Lungden there is nothing to do except to gaze around to the stunning and snow capped mountains in the Khumbu region. Overnight in Lungden. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 8
Trek to Renjo- La (17,929ft / 5465m) to Gokyo Lake (4800m)

Today we are looking at whole day walk and one of the most difficult in Everest three pass trek. The time may vary from 8 hours to 10 hours depending upon your pace, health and fitness. However, the trek is gradual not not too difficult until Renjo Tsho and from here onwards and until Relma Tsho the trail is steep and difficult. The final 400 meters meters from Relma is the most difficult and vertical walk through moraine of loose rock. The view of Everest, Cho Oyu and other highest peak dominating the landscape is beyond beautiful. The view of Gokyo valley and Dudh Kunda at the bottom of mountains and Ngozumpa glacier is breathtaking. From the top we descend down through rugged trail to Gokyo Lake. Overnight in Gokyo. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 9
Relax Day at Gokyo Lake (5th lake)

After Days of strenuous hike it is uttermost important for us to call it a day and embrace the striking, turquoise lakes. Although it is a rest day and we will not do rapid hikes or treks on the day but will surely stroll around and see all the lakes in the periphery. We have our breakfast, lunch and dinner in Gokyo itself and enjoy the awe – inspiring views of the saw toothed mountains.

Day 10
Hike to Gokyo RI (5,330m/17,483ft), and trek to Thangnak (4750m/15580ft), 6-7 hrs walk

The hike to Gokyo Ri could take anywhere from 1 and half hour to 3 hours. This mountain is well famed for its stretched views of the mountains. Sunset over Everest and Makalu is priceless and well appreciated. After spending brief moment on the top of the peak we head down the rugged path, along the trails of Ngozumpa glacier. We walk around over 2 hours on trail marked by stone cairns to a couple of stone houses which is Thaknak. Overnight in Thaknak. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 11
Trek to Cho-la Pass (5367m/17604ft) to Dzongla (4,850m/15908ft), 7 - 9 hrs walk

After Renjo La this is another difficult day in Everest three pass trek. The day starts with sheer ascend on the slopes and loose boulders but the view of Ama Dablam right in front and the Ngozumpa on the back. Phari Lapche and Kyajo RI as well looks very astonishing. The trail to Dzongla from Cho La pass is equally challenging, you will walk down looking at the broken face of Cho La glacier. After almost knee wrecking downhill walk, you will enjoy easy stroll in between beautiful peaks which seems like in the grasp of our palms, with the striking view of Ama Dablam, far down the valley. Overnight in Dzongla

Day 12
Dzongla – Gorakshep

The first 1 and half hours of descent takes us to Thukla and further an hour of walk takes us to Lobuche. Cholatse steals the show in the first half of trek, whereas you would get the first glimpse of Nuptse and Lhotse which is prominent as well as captivating. The walk from Lobuche to Gorakshep takes around 1 and half to 2 hours for fit and fast whereas it could take 3 hours with normal pace and fatigue. From Lobuche the track is easy, clear and pleasant. Later, the trail twists, turns, climbs and goes past Kangri Glacier to Gorak Shep. Overnight in Gorak Shep. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 13
Gorakshep – Kalapatthar/Ebc – Gorakshep (Ascent 650m, descent 385m)

Initially trek follows the narrow gap between glacier moraine and the mountain. We make a very small but difficult climb on moraine with the first sighting to Gorakshep. We cannot visit both Kalapathar and Everest base camp on the same day which is why we do it in 2 days time. It is recommended to visit Kala Patthar on this day. Many people prefer Kala Patthar in the morning but it is not recommended due to the ruined views from sunrise behind the Everest. Overnight in Gorak Shep. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 14
Trek to kala or base camp and back to Lobuche: 5- 7 hrs

Depending on prior day’s destination we will head to either base camp or Kala Patthar. After spending brief moment in one of the either destinations we trace back on the same trail to Lobuche. Overnight in Lobuche. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 15
Lobuche - Kongma La (5,535m/18,159ft) - Chhukung (4,730m/15,518ft): 8-9 hrs

We start early and by the first sunlight in the morning to make it to the other side by the end of the day. The climb immediately gets sheer and strenuous from the very first moment and on the edge of a moraine until we reach to the top. Before hiking up the pass we walk on Khumbu glacier. On the top of the Kongma La you will enter a flat surface with icy patches of lake and frozen ridges. From Kongma La to Chukung is equally grinding downhill but the view of Island peak and ridge of Amphu Lapcha will sweep you off your feet. It is a must take break at Chukung for two reason; one because of long day trek and 2nd for the reason that Chukung is a beautiful village surrounded from ridges and glaciers from all sides.Overnight in Chhukung. Meal plan B.L,D.

Day 16
Chukung - Chukung Ri - Dingboche (5 - 7 hours)

Rather than descending straight to our destination we would do a short diversion by climbing to famous Chukung Ri. This mountain which requires no permit is around 5500 meters tall and is one of the best viewpoints. The climb would not take over 3-4 hours and on the top awaits the views of beautiful mountains and more prominently of the Makalu. After spending sometime on the top we head towards Dingboche. Overnight in Dingboche. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 17
Dingboche - Namche

From here we begin to descend and the trail is a little less demanding and mostly downhill. With the beautiful views of Taboche, Cholatse, Amphu Lapcha and unrecognizable north view of Ama Dablam, we stroll forward to our final destination. We catch more breath than on the trails of higher ground and the view of the mountains behind is more beautiful than ever. We call it a night Namche and enjoy the available amenities in abundance. Overnight in Namche. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 18
Namche – Lukla (Ascent 950m, descend 250m)

Although we start early and it is all descend from Namche to lukla, it is claimed to be the hardest downhill in the entire Everest base camp route. The remorseless incline makes it difficult on the knees but there is always an option to slow down the pace and stroll easy. It’s a flat trail from Benkar to Phakding and further to Lukla and not too bad on the knees. Overnight in Lukla. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 19
Lukla – Kathmandu

We board an early morning flight on the world’s most adventurous before the weather is wrecked. With the views of the beautiful peaks on our right we head towards Kathmandu.

What Is Included

  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • Two nights in a budget accommodation with breakfast
  • Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during trek
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight and airport taxes
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • Trekking Map
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

What Is Not Included

  • Nepal Visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, day backpacks, t-shirt, and trekking map
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

Overview

You will witness some high mountains including the Everest, Makalu and Lhotse from different vantage points. You will cross 3 highest man walkable passes namely Renjo La, Cho La and Kongma La which are as well one of the best vantage points. Furthermore, you will ascend to 2 of the peaks and that of Gokyo Ri and Khumbila, the peaks which requires no climbing permits. 2 weeks of adventure, crossing passes and climbing peaks finally would prepare you for the ultimate goal of this trek and that is climbing to the Summit of Imja Tse aka The Island Peak (6189 m).

Island peak is also known as the beginners peak and as well a practice ground for the climbers for Everest. It may be beginners peak but it requires ropes, crampons, axes and a climbing sherpa to reach the peak. After 2 days of hardship of sleeping in the tents and climbing with the help of Sherpa you will finally be able to witness Kantega, Ama Dablam, Kongde, Khatang, Parchamo, Numbur, Taboche and many others. Book your 3 pass trek with Island peak today for utter adventure !

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