Detail Itinerary Everest Three Pass Trekking
Day 01: Arrival and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu
After arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be brought to your hotel in around twenty minutes. When you have had your time to settle in and freshen up after your long fight.
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
Today you explore around Kathmandu valley which includes visit around historical and spiritual attractions; including Durbar Square, Bouddhanath; one of the largest stupas in Nepal, Swayambhunath; top on the hill in the city knows as the Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath; Hindus holy place. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla to Phakding (2652m) (Trekking: approx 3 hours)
Taking the incredible picturesque flight early in the morning from Kathmandu to Lukla (2827m), for 40 minutes, one can experience nearer to enormous mountains adjoining Nepal and China (Tibet). After taking off, our Sherpa crews carry our trekking equipment. In the afternoon, we start our walk by moving downwards to the Dudh Kosi River and catch the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2713m). The walking is unproblematic and after passing through the small village of Ghat(2550m) it is a short walk to Phakding.
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3446m) (Trekking: approx 7 hours)
From Phakding we cross the river and ascent the valley. The track is nearer to the river valley and is in a series with attractive blue pine and rhododendron forest that is very fabulous when flowers blossom in the spring months. After crossing the Dudh Kosi River at Benkar we can glimpse on enticing snow-capped peaks of Kusum Kanguru (6369m) and Thamserku (6623m). From here it is only a short walk to Monjo (2835m),. In the hours of daylight the walking is a little problematic and includes the vertical inclination to Namche Bazaar. From Monjo it is a short march to the doorway of the national park, prior to crossing the Dudh Kosi River to Jorsale (2805m). The trek goes on upstream on generally flat terrain, crossing back to the right bank to the meeting point of the Bhote Kosi and Dudh Kosi Rivers. After passing a large and stable suspension bridge far above the river, we gradually mount at a steady pace. There are some incredible picturesque prospects as the peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Taweche (6542m) are visible.
Day 05: Namche Bazaar (3446m) (Acclimatization Day)
We wander around Namche Bazaar for a next night for becoming accustomed to the height. Namche is an affluent village situated in a large protected hollow. From the national park headquarters above the village, one can take the opportunity to witness both the sunrise and sunset views. The dazzling panorama includes splendid scenery of the Khumbu peaks and great views of Everest. After breakfast, we can either walk towards Thami (3810m) above the stunning Bhote Khola River Valley or choose for going to the national park headquarters to observe the out of the ordinary displays of Sherpa lifestyle and culture. There is also a mountaineering display and information on the park’s flora and fauna.
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Thyangboche (3875m)
From Namche Bazaar, we walk towards the park headquarters and go on up to high above the Dudh Kosi River. Higher than Namche the path to Thyangboche turns out to be visible with the monastery located below the summit of Everest and encircled by other Himalayan peaks. Also, one can spot local flora and fauna including the beautiful Danfe pheasant, often seen among the birch and silver fir forest between Shanasa and Trashinga, and Himalayan tahr, on the high ground above the trail. After arriving at the reforestation nursery at Trashinga, the track slopes down steeply until we come across the Dudh Kosi River at Phunkitenga (3250m). After lunch, in the afternoon we go up, initially steeply, through pine, fir, black juniper and rhododendron forests towards Thyangboche. The monastery and our lodge are sited in a fine-looking grazing land surrounded by immense Himalayan peaks in a beyond doubt serene and tranquil environment. The most prominent peaks seen from here are Kantega, Ama Dablam and, for sure, Mt. Everest.
Day 07: Thyangboche to Dingboche (4360m)
From Thyangboche we gradually go up high above the Imja Khola and get further on of the tea houses at Orsho before crossing the river and old glacial moraines on our track to our hotel in the community of Dingboche. The landscape is impressive while Everest here is hidden behind the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge; the giant peaks that rise above the eastern ending of the valley.
Day 08: Dingboche (4360m) (Rest and Acclimatisation Day)
Indeed, Dingboche is a striking assortment of small fields surrounded by stone walls shielding the crops of barley and potatoes from the chilly winds. It is occupied mainly through the monsoon months, when big numbers of yaks are made to graze in the valley meadow. At the back of the lodge, the enormous rock looks of Taweche look as if we are moving towards the heaven. Chukkung is another sensible option. The sights are unbelievable in this valley; the soaring south face of Lhotse to the north, Island Peak in the core of the valley and the fluted ice walls of nameless peaks is lined up in the southern end of the valley.
Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m)
Today, from Dingboche, in the morning we come up the small point at the back the village above Pheriche Valley. At the top, Taweche and Cholatse (6440m) strikes us with its image which seems to slope frontward from across the valley in the west. To the north, Lobuche Peak (6119m) and the snowfields of Cho La is prominent. The walking is now by and large flat on wide-open fields, but make sure that you are well hydrated. Then, we cross the Khumbu Khola at Dughla (4620m) and take a light lunch at the foot of the huge terminal moraines of Khumbu Glacier. The fantastic view of Pumori (7145m) and, across the border in Tibet, Changtse (7550m), are seen at the top of the valley at the same time Everest disappears behind the gigantic walls of Nuptse and Lhotse.
Day 10: Lobuche - Gorakshep (5160m) - Everest Base Camp
Fairly short Gorakshep trek, gives an occasion for a comforting breakfast before starting the day’s walk. From Lobuche we trek to the broad valley that is parallel to Khumbu Glacier. A steady way up permits us to build the slow, steady pace necessary when walking at high height. When we arrive at the moraines of Changri Nup Glacier, we make a sequence of small up and down walking over a unsteady track lined with cairns that shows the way ultimately to the unexpected glacial sands of Gorak Shep (5160m). And then, we consequently, head off towards the Everest Base Camp.
Day 11: Gorak Shep to Dzongla (4850m)
We trek to Kala Patar (5545m) early in the morning to observe awe-inspiring crack of dawn views from this amazing vantage point. From the hotel the way up is pretty steep, so start very leisurely and try to go up at a slower speed. Kala Patar is the rocky peak below Pumori. It is a hard-hitting walk because of the elevation, but the observation from the top is beyond our imagination. We set off for Lobuche, where we stop for lunch after returning back to lodge and have our breakfast. We then, tag along the Lobuche Khola downstream where, after a while, we take a path to the right heading off towards Dzongla.
Day 12: Dzongla to Chola Pass to Thangnak (4600m)
From Dzongla, to reach the peak of the pass in the best reasonable conditions, we will have to begin walking early in the morning. From camp we go up abruptly on a narrow path passing large rock chunks and on the left we can see the main glacier. Once the track of snowfield, the situation becomes easy, we soon get to the top of the pass (5420m), where the views are amazing and include Baruntse (7220m) and Ama Dablam, as well as a sea of lesser peaks. As there are crevasses which seem to be dangerous, we do not stroll around the snowfield. The decline from the pass is vertical and care should be taken as we follow the slender rocky path down to the Nymagawa Valley. After lunch, we cross rocky chunks and come up the short expanse to a small saddle that leads simply to the huts and tea houses at Thangnak.
Day 13: Thangnak to Gokyo Lake (4720m)
From Gokyo Lake we go towards the Ngozumba Glacier where the sights are amazing and we can take pleasure from different views of the Gokyo Valley as Cho Oyu and adjacent mountains bordering Tibet also become visible to the right. The trail then reaches the second lake of Gokyo, where we can observe Brahminy ducks bathing in pairs and nourishing on algae. It takes another 45 minutes to reach the settlement of Gokyo where we spend the night.
Day 14: Rest day at Gokyo Lake (4720m)
Today, we have a rest day. Those who desire for the morning views at Gokyo Ri will have to wake up early for an ascent of Gokyo Peak (5360m), whereas others can have a belatedly breakfast and maybe take an optional walk up the Gokyo Valley to enjoy extra glorious scenery.
Day 15: Gokyo to Renjola Pass lungden (4650m)
As we have a long day to walk today we have an early beginning. The path goes round to the north of Gokyo Lake and then goes up. Turning to our backside, we can view exceptional views of Gokyo and the mountains in the background. We keep on moving and also see boulder hop towards Renjo Pass (5420m). We now, reach the peak of the pass, which is noticeable by prayer flags, from where we can have a look into Nangpa Valleyand and on our backside we have views of Everest and Makalu. From the pass sliding down is difficult as we have to walk on loose rocks. After a while, we arrive at a glacial lake from where the valley opens up. We carry on to head down the valley through open pastures for a moment before bearing right to reach the small community of Arya.
Day 16: Lungden - Thame (4289m)
We have a late start and move down all the way, following the Bhote Kosi River downstream. We walk down Nangpa Valley, passing through small settlements to finally reach the village of Marlung, where we stop for lunch. From Marlung the trail continues to descend and undulate passing through the village of Taranga to reach Thami.
Day 17: Thame to Manjo (2800)
We head off from Thame and move down to cross the Bhote Khola on a well-built suspension bridge. There are some exciting Buddhist rock painting in the area and, from here and on the rock face above and below, Himalayan tahrs are often seen. Our direction continues through the village of Thamo and back to Namche Bazaar where we take a greeting break for lunch. In the afternoon we move down steeply to the large suspension bridge over the Dudhkoshi River. We walk through Jorsale and back to Monjo, where we take lunch. In the afternoon it is a short walk passing through Benkar through blue pine and rhododendron forest, with great views of Kusum Kangaru and we return back to our lodge in Phakding.
Day 18: Manjo to Lukla (2827m)
This is the last day of trekking, where we make the final climb up to the airstrip at Lukla after a short walk on the valley.
Day 19: Lukla to Kathmandu by air (1360m)
We wake up early in the morning to be all set for the arrival of our airplane for the flight back to Kathmandu. On onset in Kathmandu we are transferred back to our hotel.