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EVEREST PASSES TREK

TRIP INTRODUCTION

Everest base camp trek is one of the typical treks which is an admired destination for trekkers in Nepal since the decade of 1950s. Everest passes trek provide us the opportunities of having our life on all the Kongmala Chola Renjola Everest 3 passes trek in just one trek for all. Specially this Everest passes trek starts from Lukla and follows the Dudh Kosi valley and climbs up to the gate-way of Everest Namche Bazar (3440m) a sherpa’s territory. The trail, passes along blooming forests of Rhododendron, magnolia, giant firs, across high mountain passes, remote valleys, villages and monasteries.

This trek is suitable to those who do not have much time to spend in Nepal but have a desire to see Mt. Everest from close quarters and experience Kongmala Chola Renjola Everest 3 passes trek first hand. The trip starts with the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Tengboche. After visiting the Tengboche Monastery and expereincing the soaring Everest passes trek we get back to Kathmandu on the flight from Lukla. The spectacular scenery is unrivaled and the Sherpa communities make the trekkers feel welcome to their homes. Alpine flowers, stunning Buddhist monasteries and high mountain passes are the highlights of this trek.

The trail goes by a high traverse path to achieve the Thyangboche monastery stands at the elevation of 3867m. The monastery is structurally located on a ridge crest with superior views of the mighty Everest. The vista in the morning from the courtyard of Thyangboche is enormously mesmerizing and eye-catching. After the path goes ahead to the Imja Khola and enters into the villages of Pangboche and Pheriche before forthcoming to the Khumbu Glacier. The Everest passes trek route goes behind the glacier, to Lobuche, a vantage point for impressive surveillance of the Ama Dablam, Taweche, Lhotse and other peaks. Trekkers too have an opportunity to soar Kala Pattar (5550m) where an awesome image of the Himalayan giants precisely makes your minds with wheezing speculate. Alternatively, the come back route can be arranged through the Chola Pass, Gokyo, Renjo Pass, and Thame trail offers the pleasure adventurous psyche with more magnificent mountain views, verdant forested valleys, and possibilities to experience Nepalese tradition and culture.

DETAILED ITINERARY:

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Meeting at airport on arrival by our staff and transfer to the hotel. Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, lies in a broad valley at the edge of the Himalayan Range. Its art and architecture are an interesting blend of Hindu and Buddhist influences.  Overnight hotel.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2840m) & Trek to Phakding (2600 m / 4 hours)
Morning the spectacular mountain flight to the tiny airstrip at Lukla. Here we will meet with our porters and commence the trek with a short walk to Phakding.  Overnight Lodge/teahouse.

Day 03: Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m / 5 hours)
A flat walk along the Dudh Kosi river and we climb steeply climb to Namche Bazaar (3,440m).  The most important Sherpa town and a former trading center with Tibet.  Overnight Lodge/teahouse.

Day 04: Namche Bazaar acclimatisation day
Today is an acclimatization day. Namche Bazaar is well worth exploring, with its Buddhist monastery and distant views of Everest. For better acclimatization it is recommended that you walk to the Syangboche or to one of the nearby villages such as Khunde, or Thamo. Overnight Lodge/teahouse.

Day 05: Trek Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3880 m / 6 hours)
After rest day we set off trekking again. Within an hour the towering summit of Ama Dablam appears to the east, while glimpses of Everest lure us onwards. The gentle trail crosses the Dudh Kosi river at Phuki Tenga where we start the long climb up to Tengboche. Overnight Lodge/teahouse.

Day 06: Trek Tengboche to Dingboche (4260 m / 5 hours)
We descend to the Dudh Kosi river through rhododendron forests. If you are trekking in the spring you may see the rhododendron forests in bloom. We continue to Pangboche village where the monastery once held a possible yeti scalp, apparently stolen a few years back.You soon find yourself above the tree line you will pass a few tea shops and yak herders before you reach Dingboche a beautiful patchwork of fields enclosed by stone walls. Overnight Lodge/teahouse.

Day 07: Trek Dingboche to Chhukung (4730 m / 4 hours)
The trail gradually ascends up to the Chhukung. On the way, you can see summer huts made especially for keeping the lives stocks in summer time. Along this, you enjoy the beautiful mountain views in and around the valley. Overnight Lodge/teahouse.

Day 08: Trek Chhukung  to Kongma La BC (5000 m)
The trail ascends the valley gently towards, we can look directly across the valley to the fantastic snow and ice formations on Ama Dablam and the Amphu Lapcha. We turn away from the main valley and head off up a side valley towards the Kongma La BC. As we ascend the scenery becomes increasingly spectacular as the ridge of Nuptse appears above us. We can see the glaciers of Kongmatse ahead and the rocky peak of Pokalde is to our left. Overnight Lodge/teahouse.

Day 09: Trek Cross Kongma La Pass (5535 m) – Trek to Lobuche (4940 m)
We have to carry plenty of water and some snacks and a packed lunch as there is no Lodges on the way. We will enjoy the remoteness of the area and absolute nature. We can select to go via any of the possible trails – either taking a climb over the hill northwest of Chhukung over the moraine of the Nuptse Glacier or we might walk back down the valley to Bibre and follow a high trail above the Niyang Khola. Just after some walk there are great views of Island peak valley and jagged ridge of Amphu Lapcha. Ascending along the east side of Niyang Khola valley, we turn west and walk through the sloppy stony trial. We enter a wide basin dotted with small frozen lakes. Upon reaching the top, we see cairn wrapped in prayer flags, marks of the pass. Behind us is the landscape of icy lakes ahead down of which is the Khumbu Glacier. The final descent is the most difficult stage of the trek today, upon climbing the moraine on the far side, the trail turns north through Khumbu Glacier which takes us to Lobuche. Overnight Lodge/teahouse.

Day 10: Trek Lobuche  to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep (5160 m)
You will ascend gently to begin with today through lovely pasture lands; then follow the rocky moraine path with views of the Khumbu Glacier.  Gorakshep is on a flat field below Kala Pattar (5545m) and Mt. Pumori (7145m).  Continue 2 – 3 hours walk, to the Everest Base Camp & back to Gorakshep for overnight stay Lodge/teahouse.

Day 11: Trek Gorakshep to Kala Pattar (5545 m) – Dzongla (4710 m)
Sunrise from the top of Kala Pattar is quite spectacular, it is a hard climb of one or two hours but you can see the West face of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and more. Then trek back to Gorakshep for hot breakfast and then descend to Dzongla. Overnight Lodge/teahouse.

Day 12: Trek Dzongla to  Chola Pass (5428 m) – Dragnag (4500 m)
We begin the day by climbing to Chola-la crossing over and descending once more to Thanga. Overnight Lodge/teahouse.

Day 13: Trek Dragnag to Gokyo (4790 m)
Today takes the trek to our final destination, Gokyo. Overnight Lodge/teahouse.

Day 14: Hike to Gokyo ri (5420m) / Stay Gokyo
Early in the morning we have steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri. There are stunning views of the supper Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, such as giants as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu (8481m), Cho-Oyu (8153m) and Gychung Kang (7922m) can be seen. Overnight Lodge/teahouse.

Day 15: Trek Gokyo to Renjo La Pass (5338m) – Lungden
After early breakfast we prepare with well equipment as down jacket, gloves, boot, hat, sunglass, gaiter and crampons with stick. Start our trek with crews and ascending to Renjo La passes on rocky and snow covered trail with long glacier walk. It is steep uphill up to Renjo la, where from we can see the best view of Himalayan scenery including Mt. Everest and Gokyo valley. Descend few hours to Lunden Village. It has a small settlement and specially Yak farming places and here we have a few basic teahouses where we can have a basic sharing room and basic Nepalese typical food. Overnight Lodge/teahouse.

Day 16: Trek Lungden to Thame
Today we head towards the northern part following the Dudh Koshi River up to Thame valley. During the trek can be seen most scenic view of surrounding mountain and Himalayan wildlife. Overnight Lodge/teahouse.

Day 17: Trek Thame to Monzo
We will visit the Laudo monastery 15 minutes above Mende. The main temple is only 40 years old and was used until recently as a meditation school for western buddhist students. It has a remarkable meditation room built beneath a huge rock, where people go on retreat for 3 years / 3 months / 3days. The friendly caretaker will be more than happy to serve butter tea and explain a little about the monastery. Retrace along the same route to Phurte and from here take the lower trail to Namche. After three hours of easy walking we arrive at Namche Bazar for lunch. The rest of the descent to Monjo will be along the same route as on the way up. Overnight Lodge/teahouse.

Day 18: Trek Monzo to Lukla
The return trek to Lukla follows a slightly different route so as to avoid walking through Phakding again. Keeping to a trail high above, on the other side of the Dudh Kosi, we visit the old Gumila monastery before descending down to the main trail. After a short lunch break at Thada Kosi, at the base of the Kusum Kangru Himal we continue for a further two hours or so before we reach Lukla. Overnight Lodge/teahouse.

Day 19: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu
Fly to Kathmandu Weather-permitting, we fly from the tiny mountain airstrip back to Kathmandu, with a last chance to glimpse the mighty snowcapped Himalaya in the distance. Overnight Hotel.

Day 20: In Kathmandu
Free in Kathmandu A chance to do some shopping, explore at leisure or merely relax by the hotel. Overnight Hotel.

Day 21: Depart Kathmandu
Transfer to airport to board the flight for onward journey.

 

Grade: Moderately Strenuous Max-Altitude: Lodge/teahouse
Trek Region: N/A Starts in/ Ends in: Lukla/Lukla
Trek Duration: 21 days (18 days trek) Type of trek: Lodge/teahouse
Best Season: March to May and September to November

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