Enjoy this 16 day trek crosses 3 High Passes over 5000m such as Kongma La Pass (5535m), Cho La Pass (5380m), and Renjo La Pass (5388m). Throughout this entire trip, you will have breathtaking mountain views of several Himalayas such as Mount Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and several other snow-capped Himalayan peaks. This is a kind of strenuous trek where you will trek over 5000 meters above the sea level. You will trek through great scenic places, verdant hills, wooded forests and picturesque valleys.
The below itinerary of 3 High passes trek in Everest Region, we have mentioned only the number of days for trekking, you will need to have extra few days in Kathmandu case of flight cancellation to Lukla and some other excursion in Kathmandu valley.
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You will wake up early in the morning to catch a flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. It is about 30 minutes of flight to Lukla (2610m). We begin our trek from Namche to Phakding through DudhKoshiRiver. This route is smooth and we cross by the little village of Ghat (2550m before arriving to Phakding. Overnight at Phakding.
This day start with a gentle walk to Monjo (beautiful Sherpa village); now we enter Sagarmatha National Park where you will need to show our TIMS and issue national park permit) at the Monjo office. Now, the trek to Namche Bazar starts with steep ascend from where you will be able to see Mount Everest and Lhotse for the first time. Reach at Namche Bazar, overnight at tea house.
It is important to stay and walk little bit around Namche Bazaar to get acclimatized. Hike around Namche, stroll around the bazaar. Overnight at hotel.
This day starts with gentle climb up and descend to DudhKoshi at an altitude of 3550m before trekking up to Teagboche. Tengboche (Thyangboche) lies at an altitude of 3870m above the sea level, you can enjoy the views of Mount Everest, Thamserkhu, Amadablam. You will also spot the Tibetan Monastery where you can enter and listen to the monks chanting their mantras.
You will trek through wooded jungles and cross through the ImjaKhola Valley. You will have even more stunning mountain views as you are approaching close to the high Himalayas. Trek through the Pangboche Monastery and climb up to Dingboche at an altitude of 4360m. From Dingboche, you will see spectacular views of Mount Amadablam and Island Peak. Overnight at guest house
This day, you will have short trek to Chhukhung, you will be heading another part of the Khumbu region, Chhukung offers stunning views of Mount Makalu, Island Peak, Peak 30 and other snow-capped mountains. Overnight at guest house
This day, we will cross one of the first 3 high passes, Kongma La Pass. We trek above the Pheriche and Dingbche valleys, near the ridge of Pokhalde Peak before crossing the Kongma La Pass. It is quite long and exhausting day but you will the most amazing views of the several peaks including entire Khumbu Valley.
This is another strenuous day as you will trek about 8 hours in a day. You will trek through Khumbu Glacier; visit Everest Base Camp (EBC) and back to Gorakhshep. From EBC, you will have spectacular views of Mt, Pumori, Khumbutse, Changtse, Khumbu Ice fall but not the Mount Everest.
Early in the morning, before sun rises, hike up to Kalapatthar that offers stunning views of Mount Everest. You can have 360 degree views of the highest peaks of the world. After observing several highest mountains, back to Gorakhseph and continue descend to Lobuche. The same day, continue to Dzong La. Overnight at Guest house
This day, we begin with a little walk up toward to Cho La pass. The route crosses the glacier that is marked by cairns. When we arrive Cho La Pass, the route descends to Thangnak then we continue passing by the lakes at Gokyo. Overnight at Gokyo
Early in the morning, hike Gokyori which takes about 2 hours for breathtaking sunrise view of Mt. Everest and other surrounding mountains. You will have the best views of mountains from here.
This day, we skip the main path and cross Renjo La Pass via DudhPokhari (lake), after trekking for about 3 hours, we reach Renjo La, from where you will have again amazing panorama view of the mountains. The Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse and Taboche mountains can be seen glowing in the sun. Along the way, you will see RelamaTsho and Renjo Lakes, then we reach Lungden (4350m). Overnight at Guest hosue
You will trek down to Thamel today, while going down you will cross the BhoteKoshiriver and descend to Taranga and trek to Thame village. Overnight at guest house
This day, you will trek besides the river and crossing the bridge you will walk up through rhododendron forest and reach to Namche Bazar. Overnight at guest house
Trek down to Lukla from Namche via the same route we trekked up. Overnight at Lukla
Your adventure ends here. Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. Allow few extra days for sightseeing the Kathmandu valley or drive to Chitwan for Jungle Safari and relax.
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