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Everest Three Passes Trek

Trip code 134
Package name Everest Three Passes Trek
Duration 17
Max. elevation 5555 m
Level Moderate
Transportation Private Transportation/Flight 
Accomodation 3 *** Hotel in Kathmandu
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route Lukla -Everest Base Camp Trek -Gokyo Lake -Namache -Lukla
Cost USD 2,090 per person

Highlights

Overview

'If you're seeking the ultimate Everest experience, Everest three passes trek in Nepal is the route to take. This remarkable adventure offers an immersive journey to the Everest region, blending stunning mountain vistas and rich Sherpa culture into one comprehensive adventure. As three-pass trek is a very demanding venture, a faint heart will not survive this trek. You have to be well-prepared for this challenging yet rewarding journey."

Everest region has long been a playground for trekkers and climbers who wish to enjoy breathtaking Himalayan mountain panoramas, test themselves, and learn about the Sherpas closely. And our Everest three passes trek 2023/2024 departure lets you explore the best of this region. There is no such thing as a perfect itinerary. However, joining the three-pass trek with us will let you explore the most notable spots in the Everest region, including Everest base camp.

Everest region, also known as the Khumbu region, has many trekking options available. And among them, the Everest three passes trek stands out as the ultimate adventure. This challenging trek involves crossing three mountain passes over 5,000 meters, each offering outstanding scenery and unparalleled views of some of the world's highest mountains, including Mt. Everest (8,849 m/29,032 ft).

The trek route connects Bhotekoshi, Gokyo, Khumbu, and Imja Tse valleys via the three passes. With three passes, you will be exploring the iconic Namche Bazaar, picturesque Chhukung village, stunning Gokyo Lakes, and the base of Mount Everest. Our acclimatization hikes will take you to beautiful viewpoints such as Everest Hotel View, Chhukung Ri, Gokyo Ri, and Kala Patthar.

Likewise, you will be exploring ancient monasteries and diverse flora & fauna along the Everest three pass trekking route. The lower part of the trail winds through lush valleys and alpine forests. While the upper part of the trail is all dry, barren, and rocky, including glacial moraines, frozen streams, and glaciers. The climatic difference of the Everest three pass trails presents diverse landscapes.

The first pass, Renjo La, is situated at an elevation of 5,360 meters (17,585 ft) and offers breathtaking views of Gokyo Lakes (4,700 m-5,000 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,188 m/26,864 ft), and Mt. Makalu (8,481 m/27,825 ft). The second pass, Cho La, at 5,420 meters (17,782 ft), provides stunning vistas of Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m/22,349 ft), Mt. Cholatse (6,440 m/21,130 ft), and Lobuche Peak (6,145 m/20,161 ft).

Finally, the highest and most challenging pass, Kongma La, at 5,535 meters (18,176 ft), rewards with stunning views of the Khumbu Glacier, Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m/25,791 ft), and Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m/27,940 ft). Other than this, you will be enjoying a jaw-dropping panorama of numerous other mountains throughout the Everest three passes trekking.

Everest three passes trek 17 days is an adventure of a lifetime, combining the thrill of high altitude trek with chance to immerse oneself in the unique culture and hospitality of the Sherpa community. With the right preparation, mindset, and our expert team's support, the Everest high passes trekking becomes an unforgettable experience that will stay with you for a lifetime.


Who can do the 3 pass trek? 

Any experienced trekker seeking the ultimate and complete high-altitude trekking adventure in the Everest region can do this trek. Everest's three-pass trek route is strenuous and packed with natural wonders. With the perfect balance of adventure, cultural experience, and tourist infrastructure, you will get to enjoy the serenity and offbeat trail on this trek.

The 3 pass trek does not require any climbing skills but demands high levels of fitness and acclimatization. So, if you can walk for 6 hours a day minimum with a light day pack and can adjust to limited modern facilities, you can do the Everest three passes trek with us.

If you have any queries regarding the Everest three passes trek cost, feel free to contact npilgrimage@gmail.com or  +977-9851267334


Kathmandu Lukla flight

Kathmandu Lukla flights are mostly on time during peak trekking seasons - spring and autumn. However, due to the high traffic at Kathmandu airport in the peak season, the flight to Lukla usually shifts to Ramechhap airport.

From Kathmandu, it takes 4 to 5 hours of car ride to reach Ramechhap airport. So, to catch the morning flights, you have to leave your hotel around 1:00 AM - 2:00 AM. Our guide and driver will make sure you have a smooth airport transfer.

Three passes trek vs Everest base camp trek

The Everest three passes trek is much more demanding than Everest's base camp trek. The three passes trek is recommended for experienced trekkers, whereas the EBC trek is suitable for beginner trekkers too. Comparatively, the three passes trek is long & tough.

 During the Everest three passes trekking, you will be exploring many undisturbed parts of the Everest region, crossing high mountain passes, and trek through glaciers. However, the Everest base camp trek follows a very well-established route. Both these treks are quite famous for the experience and challenge they offer.

Three passes trek vs Annapurna circuit trek

The three passes trek & the Annapurna circuit trek traverses two very different trekking regions in Nepal. The 3 passes route explores the eastern Himalayas, whereas the Annapurna circuit explores the western Himalayas. Both treks are demanding and long.

 If you wish to trek in the famous Everest region and learn about Sherpa culture then the three pass trek is recommended. However, if you wish to cross the popular Thorong La pass and learn about Gurung and Magar communities, then go for the Annapurna circuit trek.

Three passes trek without a guide

Without a guide, you cannot do the Everest three passes trek 17 days. From both a legal and safety point of view, doing this challenging trek alone is not a good idea. From 1st April 2023, the Nepal government has banned trekking alone in the Himalayas. It means you have to hire a licensed guide or a local travel company like us to obtain the necessary permits for the trek.

 If you desire to do the three passes trekking alone, then our private trek service will be perfect for you. You can customize three passes trek itinerary and departure date at your convenience. The private trek will let you trek alone with a guide and a porter. You can have your pace and freedom during the trek without compromising safety.


Three passes trek distance

The three passes trek distance covers approximately 160-170 kilometers (100-105 miles), depending on the route taken. Our Everest three passes trek itinerary is 17 days long that is customizable too. You will begin the trek from Lukla at 2,846 meters (9,337 ft) and ascend above 5,000 meters (16,404 ft) multiple times. Kala Patthar is the highest point of this trek, situated at 5,545 meters (18,192 ft).


High passes trek Nepal itinerary

Everest three passes trek begins with a thrilling 35 minutes flight to Lukla (2,846 m/9,337 ft). On the same day, you will descend to Phakding village (2,610 m/8,563 ft) to spend the night. From here, the trail goes to Monjo, where you will register the permit and continue trekking through Sagarmatha National Park to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,290 ft). The trail from Lukla to Namche Bazaar goes through lush forests of rhododendrons and crosses the Dudh Kosi river via suspension bridges numerous times.

Following the mainstream trail, pass by Tengboche (3,860 m/12,660 ft) and Dingboche villages (4,410 m/14,470 ft) to Chhukung village (4,730 m/15,518 ft). Cross the first pass, Kongma La (5,540 m/18,176 ft), and trek to Everest base camp (5,364 m/17,598 ft) via Lobuche (4,940 m/16,210 ft) and Gorak Shep (5,164 m/16,942 ft).

After exploring Kala Patthar's viewpoint (5,545 m/18,192 ft), the trail crosses Cho La pass (5,420 m/17,782 ft) and enters the Gokyo valley. Spending a couple of nights in Gokyo village (4,750 m/15,584 ft), you'll cross the last past Renjo La (5,360 m/17,585 ft) and trek back to Lukla via Marlung (4,210 m/13,810 ft) and Namche Bazaar.


Alternative trekking packages

We have a wide selection of treks in Nepal that fits beginner to experienced trekkers. Likewise, we also have some of the best tour and climbing packages. These are some of the popular trekking packages in Nepal - Annapurna base camp trek, Langtang valley trek, Mardi Himal trek,  and Gokyo Lake trek.

If you want to go offbeat, we highly suggest these packages- Manaslu circuit trek, Makalu base camp trek, Kanchenjunga circuit trek, and Nar Phu valley trek. You can contact us any time for further support.


Everest three passes trek permits

Everest three passes trek requires a Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance permit and a Sagarmatha National Park Entry permit. We have includ ed both permit fees in our Everest three passes trek cost.

Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance permit cost: Nrs 2000 per person

Sagarmatha National Park Entry permit cost: Nrs 3000 per person


Everest three passes trek difficulty & altitude sickness

The Everest three passes is a challenging and adventurous trek, with three high mountain passes that are above 5,300 meters. This trek is considered one of the most difficult routes in the Everest region. The terrain of the three passes trek is rugged and demanding, with varying landscapes that make the trek even more challenging.

You will be walking approximately 6 hours each day through steep, sloppy, and rough paths, as well as snowy terrain, which can be quite taxing on the body. However, the rewards are unparalleled, and the experience is truly a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

With high altitudes, there is a risk of altitude sickness during the 3 passes trek. As our Everest three passes trek itinerary has ample rest days, you will be able to avoid altitude sickness with certain additional precautions. Keep yourself hydrated and listen to your body. Have plenty of fluids on a daily basis.

Despite the challenges, the Everest three passes trek 17 days is a highly rewarding and unforgettable experience, taking you through some of the most stunning and remote landscapes in the world. The breathtaking views of the Himalayan ranges, the pristine glaciers, and the authentic Sherpa culture make this trek an adventure of a lifetime.


Best time to do Everest three passes trekking

The best time to do three passes trekking is during spring and fall (autumn). The spring months, which include March, April, and May, and the post-monsoon period- October, November, and December, are the ideal times for trekking in the Everest region. During these seasons, the weather is at its best, and you can enjoy clearer views of the mountains. The temperature ranges from 10°C-15°C in spring and around 5°C-10°C in the fall.

Everest three passes trekking during the winter and monsoon seasons is not recommended due to challenging weather conditions. During the winter, from December to February, the temperature drops significantly. It can get extremely cold, with the temperature ranging from -10°C to 5°C. The trail gets covered with snow, and crossing high mountain passes is extremely risky and challenging. However, the skies are clear, and the mountain views are breathtaking.

On the other hand, during the monsoon, from June to August, there is a high risk of landslides, and the trails become muddy, making it difficult to trek. Moreover, the weather during this time can be unpredictable, with heavy rainfall and low visibility. The temperature during this time ranges from 15°C-25°C.


Accommodation & Meals during the 3 passes trek

The three passes trek is challenging, but the good news is that you don't have to worry about carrying heavy camping gear with you. Lodge accommodation is available throughout the trek, allowing you to rest in comfortable and cozy lodges after a long day of trekking.

The lodges along the three passes trekking route are typically basic but comfortable, offering a range of accommodation options to suit your needs and budget. The lodges offer shared rooms with twin beds or single rooms with attached bathrooms, depending on your preference.

However, during peak trekking seasons, you may have to share a room with other trekkers due to limited availability. The lodges provide blankets and pillows, but we suggest bringing a sleeping bag for extra warmth and comfort.

In terms of meals, the lodges provide warm and delicious food to fuel your trekking adventure. You can expect a range of dishes, including traditional Nepali cuisine, pasta, rice, and soup. Vegetarian options are also available in most lodges. Breakfast typically includes porridge, eggs, toast, and tea or coffee, while lunch and dinner consist of a variety of dishes, including dal bhat, thukpa, momo, etc.

Pack energy bars, chocolates, and snacks to keep you energized during the treks. Likewise boiled drinking water is available in all lodges. You can use a water purification tablet to double-purify the water.


Travel insurance

When planning your Everest three passes trek in Nepal, you have to purchase travel insurance. Travel insurance provides coverage for unforeseen events, such as medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and lost or stolen items. It can be a lifesaver in case of emergencies, especially when trekking in remote and high-altitude areas like the Everest region.

One of the main reasons why travel insurance is crucial for the three passes trek is due to the risks associated with high-altitude trekking. The trek involves ascending to altitudes above 5000 meters, where the risks of altitude sickness and other medical emergencies increase significantly.

If you were to fall ill or get injured during the trek, travel insurance would cover the costs of medical treatment, helicopter evacuations, and emergency transportation to the nearest medical facility. At a minimum, your travel insurance should cover emergency air evacuation and medical bills.


Passport & Visa

You will need a valid passport that remains valid for at least six months beyond your intended stay in Nepal. Make sure your passport has blank visa pages for the visa stamp. Carry a photocopy of your passport and your original passport with you at all times.

You can get an on-arrival visa at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu or any land border crossing. Tourists can also obtain visas from Nepalese embassies or consulates before traveling to Nepal. The fees for visas vary depending on the duration of stay and the type of visa you require.


Visa fees for tourists are as follows:

 ● 15-day multiple-entry visa: USD 30

● 30-day multiple-entry visa: USD 50

● 90-day multiple-entry visa: USD 125

*Note: Visa regulations and requirements change often, so make sure to check the latest visa update before you travel.


Money Exchange

If you are planning to travel to Nepal, you will need to exchange your currency for Nepalese Rupees to pay for goods and services during your trip. You can exchange foreign currency at banks, money changers, or authorized foreign exchange dealers in Nepal. Banks and exchange offices are usually open from Sunday to Friday, and some may also be open on Saturdays.


ATMs: ATMs are widely available in major cities in Nepal. They accept most international debit and credit cards. However, it is recommended to carry some cash as backup, especially if you are traveling to remote areas where ATMs may not be available.


● Credit Cards: Credit cards are accepted at restaurants, hotels, and shops in Kathmandu and other major cities in Nepal. However, always have some cash as a backup. You may not be able to use the card in small eateries and shops.


● Traveler's Cheques: Traveler's cheques are not widely accepted in Nepal, and it can be difficult to cash them. Carry cash or use your debit or credit cards for transactions.


Our Everest three passes trek refund policy

Thank you for considering our travel company for your Everest three passes trek. We are dedicated to offering our clients a secure, enjoyable, and unforgettable trekking experience. Our pricing for the Everest three-pass trek includes all necessary permits, transportation, accommodation, meals, and the assistance of an experienced guide and porter.


We understand that unforeseen circumstances can occur which may hinder you from commencing or completing the trek. In such cases, our refund policy is as follows:

Cancellation by the Client:

If you need to cancel your trek for any reason, please inform us at the earliest. We will refund your deposit amount, after deducting any non-recoverable expenses incurred by our company, such as permit fees, transportation costs, or advance payment to lodges.

●  Cancellation 60 days or more before the trek start date: 90% of the total trip cost will be refunded.

●  Cancellation between 30 and 59 days before the trek start date: 50% of the total trip cost will be refunded.

●  Cancellation less than 30 days before the trek start date: No refund will be provided.

Cancellation by our Company:

In the unlikely event that we have to cancel your three passes trek due to unforeseen circumstances such as natural disasters, political instability, or other events beyond our control, we will offer you alternative trekking options or a complete refund of the trip cost paid to our company.

Unused Services:

"If you're seeking the ultimate Everest experience, the three passes trek in Nepal is the route to take. This remarkable trek offers an immersive journey in the Everest region, blending stunning mountain vistas and rich Sherpa culture into one comprehensive adventure. As three passes trek is a very demanding venture, a faint heart will not survive this trek. You have to be well-prepared for this challenging yet rewarding journey."

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters).

Accommodation:3 Stars Hotel in Kathmandu 

Meals: Null

When you arrive at the Tribhuvan international airport terminal, our airport team will be there waiting to greet you. They'll assist you with your luggage and take you to your hotel. Once you've had some time to rest, we'll schedule a meeting with the core team members at our Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage office. Here, we'll introduce you to your trek leader and go over any final preparations needed for your upcoming journey. With the evening free, feel free to explore the lively streets of Thamel and pick up any last-minute items you may need.

Day 2 : Fly to Lukla (2804 meters) trek to Phakding (2610 meters) 3 hours.

Wake up morning then heading to Airport for the 35 minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla at 2804meters. After landing we have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sorts and loads our trekking equipment. Then we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Koshi River where we join the main trail toNamche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2713m). The walking is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat (2550m) it is a short walk to Phakding. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 3 : Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,290 ft)

We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Koshi, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar known as the Gateway to Everest is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchanges, internet cafes and bakeries. Namche is one of the biggest villages along the whole Everest trail. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 4 : Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar: hike to Syangboche Airstrip (3,748 m/12,297 ft) and Everest View Hotel (3,962 m/13,000 ft)

Relaxing day in Namche Bazaar.We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air, as well as a short trek where a museum is celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. Today we hike up the Syangboche Airport around Everest View Hotel. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas with stunning sunrise and sunset over the panorama of Khumbu peaks. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 5 : Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche Monastery (3,860 m/12,660 ft)

Relaxing day in Namche Bazaar.We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air, as well as a short trek where a museum is celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. Today we hike up the Syangboche Airport around Everest View Hotel. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas with stunning sunrise and sunset over the panorama of Khumbu peaks. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 6 : Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410 m/14,470 ft)

Wake up early in the moning then having breakfast then trek to Dingboche.From Tengboche the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. We take our time so we avoid getting affected by the altitude. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 7 : Trek to Chhukung (4710 meters) 3:30 hours.

Today you can enjoy another day for acclimatization. We will have a trip to Chhukung valley via the Imja Khola valley to get a marvelous view of the surrounding mountains, especially Lhotse’s massive south wall, in the evening Overnight Chhukung at Guesthouse.

Day 8 : Chhukung - Kongma La (5,535m/18,154ft) - Lobuche (4,940m/16,204ft): 9-10 hrs

We start at first light from Chhukung, as we have to conquest highest pass of the trip today. We carry plenty of water and some snacks and a packed lunch as there is no Lodges on the way. We really 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. The trail rises over loose scree gaining the Kongma La after about five hours we leave Chhukung. Upon reaching the top, we seen 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.

Day 9 : Lobuche-Gorak Shep (5,160m/17,000ft)-Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,594ft): Gorak Shep :15km, 8-10 hrs

The trail follows windy and rocky path with crest of north ridge to Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, Nuptse, etc. Trail continues along side of Khumbu Glacier to Gorakshep. Check in to Hotel, Lunch and afternoon set out to visit world’s highest base camp Everest Base Camp. Base Camp has no view of Mt. Everest but fantastic view of Khumbu Icefall and colorful camp site of Everest expedition during expedition season

Day 10 : Gorak Shep - Kala Pathar (5,545m/18,192 ft) - Dzonglha (4,830m/15,850ft): 15km, 8-10 hrs

The trail climbs 2/3 hrs. up to Kala Patthar (5545 m/18192 ft) early in the morning to see first day sun light from top of the world (Mt. Everest) This is milestone of the trek to inspect panoramic view with the fantastic sunrise over Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nupte, Mt. Ama Dablam and many more After accomplish Kala Patthar, trek down to Gorakshep and retrace down to Lobuche. After Lunch, the path to Dzonglha branches off from the main trail some distance from Lobuche. After crossing a stream we come through a fork and later curving round to the wide gravelly river bed of the stream as it flows southwestward, the trail runs across it and climbs the ridge ahead. From the grassy ridge ahead, as the trail runs across to southeast from where we can see soaring heights of Ama Dablam and Kangtega-Thamserku while Tawache looms prominently ahead. Pheriche village is also visible down in the valley floor. As the ridge veers northward, the vast Cho La Lake spreads below Mt. Cholatse . The lake stays with us over a long stretch until we descend to a wide basin. The trail climbs up a spur and descends steeply to another broad basin. After an hour walk transverse from the basin and shortly after crossing a wobbly bridge, we reach Dzonglha.

Day 11 : Dzonglha - Cho La (5420m/17,778ft) - Thangnak (4,680m/15,350ft) - Gokyo (4,800m/15,580ft): 9-10 hrs

we are greeted by the mesmerizing sight of Cholatse looming over. Today is going to be one of the toughest days of our trip. The walk begins as we transverse through a spur extending westward from Dzongla. The path descends to a basin across which meanders a murmuring stream crusted with ice at places. In about an hour, we reach the top of the basin readying for the triumph on ChoLa. As we gain height, the view back gets increasingly more captivating; the Cho La Lake begins to appear and the Ama Dablam in its pyramidal incarnation presides over a range of mountains on the south as Cholatse soars on the west. Climbing the incline is not easy; itwe are greeted by the mesmerizing sight of Cholatse looming over. Today is going to be one of the toughest days of our trip. The walk begins as we transverse through a spur extending westward from Dzongla. The path descends to a basin across which meanders a murmuring stream crusted with ice at places. In about an hour, we reach the top of the basin readying for the triumph on ChoLa. As we gain height, the view back gets increasingly more captivating; the Cho La Lake begins to appear and the Ama Dablam in its pyramidal incarnation presides over a range of mountains on the south as Cholatse soars on the west. Climbing the incline is not easy; it is steep, but made worse by boulders over some of which we will have to scramble. We need to be alert as rocks can be glazed by ice. The final climb to the ChoLa can be a little tricky as the trail curves round the bergschrund. Upon reaching the top, we see prayer flags, strung across cairns, flapping in the strong wind. Scenery of majestic peaks in all directions is breathtaking. Although long, the path leading down to Thangnak can be easily made out from the pass because it is just decent but can be hazardous if rocks are glazed by ice, a bit of cautiousness is needed. We reach Thangnak, a rather more substantial hamlet with a small village. Stepping out of the settlement, we are greeted by fabulous mountain views. The trail brings us to the Ngozumpa glacier edge after short walk, which is longest glacier in Nepal. Reaching the other side of the glacier, we get view of the second of the Gokyo lakes on the series of six lakes. A short distance away is the third Gokyo Lake. On the edge of this lake stands the Gokyo Village where we finally give rest to our tired body.

Day 12 : Rest and explore Gokyo Ri

The views in the Gokyo region are tremendous. For the best view, climb Gokyo Ri (5350 m) the small peak above the lake. The peak of 5350m is sometime called Kala Pathar (not to be confused with the Kala Pathar above Gorakshep, though the view is similar) It is a two- hours climb to the top of the peak, providing a panoramic view of Cho Oyu, Gyanchung King, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse, Tawache and many more. Those with more time and energy can make a trip up the valley to another lake, marked with the name Ngazumpa on the maps, or even beyond to a fifth lake. There are several small peaks in this in this region that offer vantage points for the surrounding peaks and views of the Nangpa La, the old trade route into Tibet.

Day 13 : Gokyo - Renjo La (5345m/17532ft) - Marlung (4,210m/13,810ft): 8-9 hrs

We need to start at dawn today as we have to trace our trail up to Marlung (4210m), after conquest of Renjo La (5345m). as there is no alternative to Marlung for overnight today. The path climbs gently up the flank of Gokyo Ri and then zigzags precariously up a finger of gray scree above the northwest corner of the lake. We proceed early down from the Gokyo Valley, We leave the main trail and turn to Renjo La trail by Dudh Pokhari. After about 3 hours, we gain the Renjo La where a dazzling vista awaits. The Everest itself, Lhotse, Cholatse and Taboche can be seen shining in the sun. Views from Renjo La are much like that from Gokyo Ri with third Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Village beneath the gray smear of Ngozumpa Glacier. Continuing on from the pass, the trail winds down a stone staircases and then scramble over loose scree to reach the south bank of a small lake, Angladumba Tsho. Presence of ice on the trail while descending down can make our descend a bit hazardous. Along the way we see Relama Tsho and Renjo Lake. However, we walk down through narrow valley clogged with giant boulders to Lumde where there is a support Lodge but it can be closed often. We walk almost for an hour from Lumden (4350m) to get to Marlung on the east bank of the Bhote Kosi.

Day 14 : Marlung - Namche Bazzar (3,440 m/11,280 ft): 8-9 hours

The descent from Marulung to Thame follows a traditional route used for centuries by the Tibetan traders. Down from the Marulung we cross the Bhote Kosi and descend to Taranga. The trail then goes through the valley of Langmuche Khola. This stream drains down from Dig Tsho, the glacial lake that burst its banks in 1985, causing devastating floods along the Dudh Kosi Valley to moraine to Thame. Thame has a sprawling village with a few lodges and stunning mountains like Thamserku, Katenga, Kusum Kangguru, etc. Overlooking Thame is its famous Gompa situated some the fields, on a hill to the west. Established some 325 years ago, the Gompa has three big images of Chenresig (Avalokiteswara), Guru Rimpoche, Buddha Sakyamuni. Colorful Mani Rimdu festival featuring colorful mask dances is held in this Gompa in May. We climb down after crossing a bridge after then eventually reach Samde. The place offer breathtaking views. The path steeply descends down to Thamo village which hosts a monastery called Khari Goma which is a nunnery being home to some nuns and monks. After passing through a check post, we come to the world`s highest hydroelectric power station built on Austrian help. The project provides electricity to most parts of upper Khumbu. We reach small village of Phurte where there is Laudo monastery which is run by Kopan monastery of Bouddhanath in Kathmandu and is popular among the westerners for Buddhist study and meditation center. We eventually reach Namche again through some Gompas, colorful prayer flags, Mani walls and Chortens.

Day 15 : Trek Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,846 m/9,337 ft) 6-7 hours.

Having breakfast then heading to Lukla where the trek began, which will seem like a lifetime ago; enjoying time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part and also giving you time to explore the town. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 16 : Morning flight back to Kathmandu (1,400 m/4,600 ft( from Lukla airport & farewell dinner in the late evening

Duration: 35 minutes flight

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast & farewell dinner

As our unforgettable journey to Everest Base Camp comes to an end, we bid farewell to the majestic mountains and take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. The flight offers one last chance to soak in the breathtaking views of the Himalayas from above. 

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, our team will escort you to your hotel, where you'll have a full leisure day to unwind and explore the city. In the evening, we'll meet for a farewell dinner and celebrate the monumental achievement of reaching Everest Base Camp. 

Day 17 : Fly Back To Home

Our airport team will assist with your check-out and take care of your luggage to ensure a smooth departure. Whether you're headed home or continuing your travels elsewhere, we'll make sure you leave Nepal feeling well taken care of and with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Inclusions

What is included?

What isn't included?

Complimentary

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