|Transportaion||Pickup/Drop & sightseeing by private vehicle, Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu by domestic flight|
|Accomodations||Hotel in Kathmandu, Tea house/Lodge/Tended camp during trek|
|Best Seasons||Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)|
|Meals||Welcome and Farewell dinner at Kathmandu, All meals during trek(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)|
The Everest Three Passes trek offers you the most mesmerizing views of the lofty Himalayan Range. This itinerary covers all the destinations like Gokyo Lake, Everest Base Camp and all three passes in this package. This Everest Three Passes Trek is best for those trekkers who want Everest trekking through adventurous trail Everest Three Pass trekking will be the best option for them. The major attractions of this trek are the Renjo, Chola and Kongma La passes. We also visit the highlight most popular place of this trek the ‘Everest Base Camp’.
This Three Passes trekking goes via several Sherpa villages, which is the best opportunity to observe the authentic life style of mountain people. Like other trekking of Everest region this trekking also trek starts with the fight from Kathmandu to the Lukla Airport, the gate-way of Everest Namche Bazar (3440m) a Sherpa territory. Namche Bazzar is the main centre of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery and many more. This is the very good place for acclimatization. From Namche Bazaar it takes the path to Thame village and Lungdhen. The next morning of their arrival in Lungdhen they move to cross first pass Renjola. Crossing Renjola they down to beautiful mountain lake Gokyo. That night they sleep in the mountain lodge nearby Gokyo Lake. Next morning first of all our trekking guide takes them for climbing Gokyo Ri. Another days we takes us to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep, the flat field below Kala Patthar, 5,545 metres (18,192 ft) and Mt. Pumori. Alternatively, the comeback route can be arranged through the Chola Pass and Thame trail offers the pleasure adventurous psyche with more marvelous view of lofty High Himalayans exploring the Nepalese culture and tradition of Khumbu Region.
Day 01: Arrival, transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Day 03: Kathmandu - Lukla [2,800 m/9,184 ft] - Phakding (2,652 m/8,700 ft): 3-4 hrs
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
Day 06: Trek to Thame, (3800m), 3-4 hrs
Day 07: Trek to Marlung, (4137m), 4-5 hrs
Day 08: Trek to Lungdeng (4600m), 3-4 hrs
Day 09: Trek to Renjo- La (17,929ft / 5465m) to Gokyo Lake (4800m) \
Day 10: Relax Day at Gokyo Lake
Day 11: Hike to Gokyo RI (5,330m/17,483ft), and trek to Thangnag (4750m/15580ft), 6-7 hrs walk
Day 12: Trek to Cho-la Pass (5367m/17604ft) to Dzongla (4,850m/15908ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Day 13: Trek to Loubuche [4940 m/16,207 ft]: 4-5 hrs
Day 14: Trek to Gorakshep (5,160m/16,929ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Day 15: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,357m/17,575ft) and return to Lobuche for overnight. 6 to 7 hrs
Day 16: Lobuche - Kongma La (5,535m/18,159ft) - Chhukung (4,730m/15,518ft): 6-7 hrs
Day 17: Trek to Tyangboche (3,867m/12684ft), 4-5 hrs walk
Day 18: Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3,570m/11,710ft): 5-6 hrs
Day 19: Namche Bazaar-Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft): 6-8 hrs
Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Day 21: Departure from Kathmandu
· Airport pickup/drop.
· 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu(Hotel Bliss International or similar catagory) with Breakfast.
· Welcome and farewell dinner.
· Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu with a tour guide by private car/jeep.
· Round trips flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu and airport departure taxes.
· Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during trek with all meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
· 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.
· All necessary paper work and permits.
· All government and local taxes.
· Nepal visa fee.
· International Airfare.
· Excess baggage charges.
· Entrance fee during the sightseeing in Kathmandu.
· Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and during Trek.
· Lunch and Dinner at Kathmandu.
· 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.
Equipment Check List
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Lightweight cotton long pants/ Hiking shorts
- Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
- Thin, lightweight inner socks
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks
- Hiking boots with spare laces
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
- Down vest and/or jacket *
- Lightweight gloves
- Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F *
- Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
- Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
- Basic First Aid Kit
- Large plastic bags
- for keeping items dry inside trek bag
- Trekking Poles *
- Water bottles
- Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
Toiletries (it’s up to your comfort lable):
- 1 medium sized quick drying towel
- Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
- Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
- Nail clippers
- Face and body moisturizer
- Feminine hygiene products
- Small mirror
Personal Hygiene (it’s up to your comfort lable):
- Wet wipes (baby wipes)
- Tissue /toilet roll
- Anti bacterial hands wash
- Diamox (Drugs for altitude sickness if incase)
- Water purified pills
Extras/Luxuries (it’s up to your comfort lable)
- Binoculars (optional)
- Reading book
- Journal & Pen
- Pencils and small notebooks
- Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature then taking this trip during winter (Dec., Jan. and Feb.) could also be an option. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests. Trekking in the Summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug.) will be affected by rain but the Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.