Three High Passes Trekking in Everest Region- 20 days

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Duration: 20 Days
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous
  • Trip Type: Trekking and Hiking
  • Max Altitude: 5545
  • Min Pax: 2
  • Trip Style: Lodge to Lodge Trek
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Accommodation: Lodge to lodge
  • Max. Altitude: 5545
  • Best Time : Spring and Autumn
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Trekking to the Everest region is more than just an adventure.  It is an effort to achieve a success over oneself, not only that but also a pilgrimage to the Sherpa domination and supremacy of Buddhism. Everest Trekking takes the adventurers over to the lushness of natural beauty and provides challenge to stamina of the trekkers and exploration of cultural and biodiversity along with cultural and traditional heritages and legacies. Trekking in Everest region is the second most popular in stylish trekking after the Annapurna region; Everest region has traditional but beautiful  places, challenging passes, natural sanctuary, rocky scenery and thriving valleys where most trekkers follow the trail from Lukla to Namche Bazaar and take various routes from Namche Bazaar the gateway of Mt. Everest. There is still few trekkers take the traditional Hilary route from the striking hill town of Jiri, another unique and richly diverse route for both the nature and the culture.

One of the most popular hub in the entire Everest region is, might be Namche Bazaar (3440m), famous for Sherpa traditions and one of the best appropriate places for acclimatization for almost all the trekkers in the region.  Ther trekkers and climbers usually spend at least days in Namche, the gateway of Everest regions and an unofficial capital of Khumbu region.

Everest Base Camp Trek always attracts the trekkers from all around the world partly due to the magnetic attraction by the tallest Mountain the Mt Everest. This route takes along the Dudh Koshi (Milk River) through the dense and lush forests into the conserved area of Sagarmatha National Park at Jorsale and ascends up to Namche Bazaar. Depending on the time, we explore the nearby settlement of Khumjung and Khunde before we move further up the trail through the wildlife-rich pine forest and views of the dazzling Ama Dablam (6828m) to the settlements of Tengboche (with large monastery and famed Mani Rimdu festival), Pangboche (has oldest Gompa in Khumbu region). Half way through to the next camp from Tengbuche the path splits into two different routes, the valley of Pheriche (4250m) and the valley of Dingboche   but both provide routes to the Everest Base Camp by rejoining the trail at Lobuche again.  From Labuche the path takes trekkers to the grassy edge of glacier’s lateral moraine to Gorakshep (5180m) where we have lunch and leave our luggage at the lodge and continue to Everest Base camp and after spending time in Everest Base camp we return back to Gorakshep in the evening. Today early morning   we hike to Kala Patthar (5545m) which gives us a chance for a marvellous and incredible panoramic view of Everest (8850m), Lhotse (8516m), Pumori (7165m) besides thesed other neighbouring peaks and Khumbu Glaciers.

Everest Trekking also has another trekking trail that takes trekkers through the beautiful Gokyo Lakes and challenging Cho La Pass (5420m). Trekkers can chose different routes to explore the region. Couple of days’ trek from Gorakshep or trek through different trails that parts from Namche Bazaar. Challenging and slippery paths but awesome passes including the Renjo La Pass and Cho La Pass, the biggest glacier in the region (Ngozumba Glacier), settlements of Dragnag, Dzongla and Dughla are the parts and parcels of the trail to the mainstream trekking trail in the Everest Region.

One of the other nearby trails in the Everest Trekking takes you to the Imja Tse or Island Peak (8189m). Traversing to the right from the settlement of Dingboche trekkers move past Bibre village and Chukung, having glaciers on the either side of the trail, along the rocky trails trekkers reach to the base camp of the Island peak.

Trekking in the Everest region has another trail in the mid-hill region for the trekkers preferring the lush vegetation of hills and yet gets equal sense of excitement as being close to the Himalayas. The dense forests full of rhododendron flower which is the national flower of Nepal, and other biotic life, terraced fields, glimpse of the mountains, valley, passes, monasteries and gompas, traditional markets are all enchanting for the trekkers. As a result, once you done this Trek you may want to return to do the other treks in the region or even to climb the peaks in the future.

This three High Passes Trek to accomplish the achievement of trekking on one of the most legendary and sought after trekking expedition to the Everest Base Camp, Gokyo valley, Kalapatthar and the pristine lakes and glaciers in the Gokyo and Everest region Explore the wilderness of the surrounding areas of the trekking trail, ancient monasteries and gompas, culturally rich villages, remote and adventurous terrains, formidable and challenging high passes including the Cho La (5368m), Kongma La (5535m) and Renjo La (5360m) passes, the diverse floral vegetation and faunal presence, occasional glimpses from the wildlife species to the trekkers and splendid views of the many mountains above eight thousand meters. One of the difficult trekking experiences, this adventure never disappoints the trekkers. Everest High Passes trek begins with the Kathmandu valley tour in the vibrant Kathmandu valley, the city of Temples and shrines where Hinduism and Buddhism display cultural harmony. We shall visit the Pashupatinath Temple, the Buddhist shrines of Boudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa (called the “Monkey Temple”) and the well preserved Patan and Kathmandu Durbar Squares. We take a picturesque flight to Lukla, the Tenzing-Hillary Airport on the next day, followed by the walk on the classic trekking route accompanied by the torrential Dudh Koshi River, lush valleys, landscape that seems to change every day, monasteries, gompas, prayer wheels and fluttering prayer flags that radiate the Buddhist faith, lofty peaks standing proud since time unknown and the seldom vertiginous suspension bridges en-route. After the achievement over the Kongma La pass, we head on towards the Everest Base Camp, one of the attractions of the Everest High Pass Trek. The glittering and majestic Khumbu icefall and hike to witness the breathtaking view of the world’s tallest Mountain from Kalapatthar shall follow the trekking to the cobalt-blue lakes at Gokyo. We take on the might of Gokyo peak and head over to conquer the formidable Renjo La pass to reach the settlement at Marlung. Further along the classical trekking trail we reach the lively and popular Sherpa town of Namche Bazzar and then to another Sherpa settlement of Lukla from where we shall fly back to Kathmandu. The ancient trading routes, medieval aged cultural ensembles, breathtaking views from the Gokyo Ri and Fifth lake are the other highlights of this trek.

The three High Passes trek requires the trekkers to be a real adventurer with previous trekking experience, positive attitude and mental strength along with above average physical fitness. Ability to adapt to the remote environment, steep and rough terrains and an average of 6-8 hours of walk shall be the requirement of this trek. An adventure worth experiencing, this trek fills your heart with immense pride and pleasure you might have never felt before.

 

Day to day itinerary:

  • Day 01:Arrival at TIA Kathmandu (1350m) & Transfer to the Hotel:
  • Day 02:Kathmandu City tour:
  • Day 03:Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2850 m) & trek to Phakding (2600m, 40 minutes flight, 3 hrs walk):
  • Day 04:Trek to Namche Bazzar. (3440 m 5/6 hrs):
  • Day 05:Acclimatization or Rest Day at Namche Bazaar(3440m):
  • Day 06:Trek to Tengboche (3860m) (5/6 hrs):
  • Day 07:Trek to Dingboche. 4410m (5/6 hrs):
  • Day 08:Trek to Chhukung(4750m, 5/6 hrs):
  • Day 09:Trek to Lobuche (4940 m) via KongmaLa Pass (5535 m 6/7 hrs):
  • Day 10:Hike from Lobuche to Gorakshep. 5170m (4/5 hrs) and trek to EBC:
  • Day 11:Early morning Trek to Kalapatthar (5545m) for sunrise view then trek down to Lobuche (4940m, 5/6 hrs):
  • Day 12:Trek to Dzongla (4830m,5/6 hrs):
  • Day 13:Trek to Gokyo (4800m) via ChoLa Pass (5368 m, 6/7 hrs):
  • Day 14:Rest Day. Hike up to Gokyo Ri (5357 m, 3/4 hrs):
  • Day 15:Trek to Marlung (4210m) via RenjoLa Pass (5360 m, 7/8 hrs):
  • Day 16:Trek to Namche Bazzar (3440m, 5/6 hrs):
  • Day 17:Trek to Lukla (2840m, 6/7 hrs):
  • Day 18:Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel:
  • Day 19:Kathmandu Rest
  • Day 20:Final Departure

Trip Map

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival at TIA Kathmandu (1350m) & Transfer to the Hotel:You’ll be met by one of our representative at the Tribhuwan International Airport after you have completed the formalities for immigration on your arrival at the airport and then you will be assisted and accompanied to transfer to the hotel you are staying in. Once checked in at the hotel you may wish to relax at the hotel and depending on the time you want stroll around the streets nearby hotel, in Kathmandu, the heritage in the royal Durbar square with temples, monuments, arts and architectures. Stay in hotel in Kathmandu included bed and breakfast (B&B).
  • Day 2Kathmandu City tour:Today you shall be going for a guided tour of Kathmandu Valley. The attractions of today’s sightseeing shall include the sacred pilgrimage of Pashupatinath Temple located at the bank of holy River Bagmati among many other temples. Other important heritages are Swayambhunath Stupa (climbing over the countless steps you shall reach to a large complex with the main stupa and other whitewashed stupas, the view of Kathmandu valley and prayer flags colouring the area), Boudanath Stupa with striking eyes of the Buddha, reciting of Buddhist mantras and other cultural symbols. We then head for the architectural excellence in Patan/Kathmandu Durbar Squares. The ancient royal palace, temples, statues within, museum and historical taps, the Patan & Kathmandu Durbar Squares are exhibit outstanding architectural excellence. After exploring the major historical and cultural heritages, we return to the hotel. Stay overnight in hotel in Kathmandu included B & B.
  • Day 3Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2850 m) & trek to Phakding (2600m, 40 minutes flight, 3 hrs walk):Today we shall start the trekking in the adventurous Khumbu and equally enthralling Gokyo region as we head on for Lukla, the gateway to Everest region. In a short and scenic flight over the green hills, meandering rivers that weaves the valleys and view of the Himalayas from very close, makes the 30 minutes flight an entertaining. After landing in the Tenzing-Hillary Airport, we shall move ahead for an initial trek in the Everest region. The trail takes us out of the valley after a short climb and then descends to the village of Chheplung village past the Mani walls and to another village of Thado Koshigaon. In this traditional trade route to Tibet, trekkers shall cross the wobbly bridges over small streams and have view of Kusum Kangaru peaks to the east. Walking along the paved trails in the region, trekkers reach to Ghat village. In one of the most beautiful sections of the trail, today we have some unique settlement before reaching on to Phakding. Stay overnight in Phakding included Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (BBLD.
  • Day 4Trek to Namche Bazzar. (3440 m 5/6 hrs):Today we shall head to Namche Bazaar the unofficial capital of Khumbu region. The trail from Pkakding, crossing over the suspension bridges and passing by the teahouses, small hamlets, waterfall and the first view point of Kongde Ri Peak, the trail turns around to the Benkar village. After crossing another suspension bridge, we shall reach Monjo, the village before Sagarmatha National Park where our trekking and other permits are checked by the authorities, we trek though Jorsale village and further on to reach the high suspension bridge called Hillary Bridge after which the trail turns steep until Namche. Crossing the convergence of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi at Larja Dobhan, we embark on a steep trail till Namche with the view of Everest and other peaks. Through the dense forest dotted with rhododendron trees, unique villages and their trades as well as other unique heritages, we reach to Namhe Bazaar which is tucked on the hill with semicircular shape. Stay overnight in Namche Bazaar, included Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (BBLD).
  • Day 5Acclimatization or Rest Day at Namche Bazaar(3440m):Today we shall have a rest day in this buzzing town in Khumbu region. The ancient trading hub during the trade with Tibet, Namche is also suitable for acclimatization before heading on to the higher altitudes. There are few options for the day trips in the surrounding areas, so as to help in the process of acclimatization. Hike to the Everest View Hotel, a hotel founded by Japanese national that provides marvellous views of the mighty Everest and other peaks including the beautiful Ama Dablam. Another option for day hiking is the walk to the villages of Khumjung and Khunde where the monastery in Khumjung claims to have the skull of Yeti. Near Khunde we have the hospital built by the Hillary Foundation. These unique villages provide good acclimatization for the tourists. For the trekkers preferring longer hike, Thame village is perfect fit. Namche Bazaar, itself has many things to explore. The Sherpa Museum provides information on history of mountaineering, culture and tradition, flora and fauna of the surrounding region and others to the visitors. Explore the Saturday market where locals and traders either exchange or buy and sell goods of their needs. Explore the rich Namche village and return back to the hotel. Stay overnight in Namche Bazaar, included Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (BBLD)
  • Day 6Trek to Tengboche (3860m) (5/6 hrs):After having day acclimatization in Namche Bazaar, we shall ahead to higher altitudes, trekkers now pass through the pine and oak forest, past the chortens and monasteries to reach the junction trail where trails to Gokyo and Everest Bas Camp meet. In a trail twisting and turning in the hills of eastern Nepal, we trek straight ahead to small settlements of Sansa and Kenjoma past the view points of Everest, Ama Dablam, Khotse Shar, Kang Taiga peaks. The dense forest continues as we keep moving accompanied by the mighty Dudh Koshi River. Ahead in the route we have stone stairs that leads us to the riverbed of Dudh Koshi River before crossing a suspension bridge to reach Phunke Tenga marked by the water-driven prayer wheels. The trail ahead of this settlement is rather steep until we reach to the culturally significant village of Tengboche. Home to the ancient monastery with high statue of Buddha and the relaxing chants of the Lamas. Tengboche is famous for the celebration of Mani Rimdu festival, the marvellous scenery with the panoramic view of Himalayas and the rhododendron forest which contrasts the white and glittering peaks and the unique cultural values of the locals. After exploring the surrounding, the monastery and village return to the hotel for stay. Stay overnight in Tengboche, included Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (BBLD).
  • Day 7Trek to Dingboche. 4410m (5/6 hrs):With the Mani walls to the left, we shall leave the beautiful surrounding of Tengboche and start our journey to Dingboche. In this beautiful trek, we walk along a rocky trail as the trail goes down to small settlement of Deboche and climb on to Somare through another prominent village of Pangboche which has some of the oldest monasteries of the region. Crossing the glacial streams and after trekking on rather flat trail, you shall trek straight along the trail accompanied by the Imja River and leave the trail leading to Pheriche. The trek continues in the northern direction past few chortens, increasingly alpine landscape and vegetation and appearance of mountains in close up fashion and glacier moraines more prominent. After around 6 hours of trek, we reached to the village of Dingboche. This village is Sherpa dominated and the upper limit of permanent settlement in the region where lower village is buzzing with foreign guests and the upper region has local Sherpa dwelling, rock walls and yak enclosure. Above the village is a monastery which is the summer meditation place Lamas. Stay overnight in Dingboche, included Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (BBLD)
  • Day 8Trek to Chhukung(4750m, 5/6 hrs):Today we shall be going for the trek to the seasonal herding village of Chhukung after few hours of trekking upstream the torrential Imja River. Overlooked by several beautiful and lofty peaks including Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Island Peak, Peak 38 and others, this settlement also acts as the base for climbers going for ascent to Chhukung Ri and Island Peak mountains. Today the trekkers have the option of either going for climb to the Chhukung Ri Peak (5550m) to get marvellous view of the Himalayas, especially the giant Makalu Peak. Another option is exploration of the valley, traversing through the glacial moraines formed by the glaciers as you head towards the Island Peak Base Camp. Trekkers may also go for hike to the Nuptse face. The glacial lakes with turquoise blue water contrasting with black rocked mountains covered by glittering white snow makes the scenery truly outstanding. Stay overnight in Chhukung, included Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (BBLD).
  • Day 9Trek to Lobuche (4940 m) via KongmaLa Pass (5535 m 6/7 hrs):From the natural amphitheatre of Chhukung formed by scores of mountain peaks, we trek for the vicinity of Everest Base Camp. The trekking starts with the descent from Chhukung past another small seasonal settlement of Bibre and further on to the culturally rich Dingboche village. This section of trek to Lobuche is a bit of challenging as we have to cross the majestic Khumbu Glacier and ascent over the Kongma La Pass. Trekking on the rocky trail we traverse along the hillside, which are not very steep for the trekkers in this region, and reach to the base camp of Pokalde Peak. Further ahead in the trail the uphill walk continues as we reach the Kongma La Galcier and across it to another base camp of the Pokalde peak. The ascent to the highest pass of our entire trekking trail, Kongma La Pass (5535m) provides us the opportunity to have view of the marvellous Himalayas, vast landscape and glaciers. We shall descent from the pass to reach the High camp and then cross the glacier to reach Lobuche. The sound of glacier crushing the rocks under its huge force is sort of terrific experience when you are walking on the seemingly still glacier. Stay overnight in Lobuche, included Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (BBLD).
  • Day 10Hike from Lobuche to Gorakshep. 5170m (4/5 hrs) and trek to EBC:The trek becomes more laborious from today onwards as we move into the altitude with more chances of altitude sickness. We shall start early from Lobuche on a rocky trail and in the lateral moraine formed by the surrounding glaciers we trek about 3 hours before reaching the Gorakshep. En-route, we encounter some hills, the ascent to which is difficult due to the higher altitude and the sections with loose stones deposited out of the glaciers makes us to take extra care during the walk. Just before reaching Gorakshep, we get the view of Everest. There are sections in the trail sandwiched by the glaciers and the view of the infamous Icefall, glaciers and surrounding peaks makes the trek entertaining. After reaching Gorakshep and taking a much needed rest and lunch, we shall head for the ultimate destination which is the Everest Base Camp. The trek to Everest Base Camp is on a glacial ridge and later on the glacier itself which is groaning due to the crushing of rocks by the heavy weight of ice. Through the spots with some memorials we reach the Everest Base Camp. Dotted with tents equipments in the peak climbing season, this spot doesn’t however give view of the Mount Everest. After capturing the iconic moments in base camp we trek back down to Gorakshep. Stay overnight in Gorakshep, included Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (BBLD).
  • Day 11Early morning Trek to Kalapatthar (5545m) for sunrise view then trek down to Lobuche (4940m, 5/6 hrs):For getting the close-up view of the mighty Everest, we shall ascent to the iconic view point, Kalapatthar. Starting the trek to Kalapatthar before the day breaks, we trek through the twisting, steep and rocky trail accompanied by some wind. Trekking for couple of hours in a slower fashion, we arrive at a place with Tibetan prayer flags decorating the summit of this hill dwarfed by the high Himalayas. The sight of sun painting the summit of world’s highest peak gradually; starting with the silhouette of mountains the orb of sun slowly and spreads light over the White Mountains and then rapidly to the rest parts of the earth. Witness the summits of Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori besides the tallest Everest in a breathtaking scene. After lunch, trekkers start with their descent to the camp at Lobuche before entering into the vicinity of Gokyo valley. Stay overnight in Lobuche, included Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (BBLD).
  • Day 12Trek to Dzongla (4830m,5/6 hrs):We can either descent from Lobuche and reach to Dughla after which the trail turns right towards Dzongla past the Chola Lake and couple of summer grazing lands. The trek from Lobuche starts with ups and downs along the path, past the memorials at Chukpi Lari built for the climbers who lost their life while on an expedition to ascent Everest. After reaching the Dughla, a place with few tea shops and beautiful scenery overlooking the Pheriche and Khumbu valley besides the panoramic scene of the mountains, we turn right towards the Dzongla. From here we shall have a short but steep climb followed by a downhill walk before crossing the valley where the Tanboche Peak Base Camp is set. On crossing a small glacial stream followed by another steep climb, we reach to the destination for today which is the Dzongla. The sight of Cholatse Peak from Dzongla is marvellous sight to watch. Stay overnight in Dzongla, included Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (BBLD).
  • Day 13Trek to Gokyo (4800m) via ChoLa Pass (5368 m, 6/7 hrs):Today we shall cross another challenging pass in our trek in a day when trekkers are going to face quite strenuous trail. In this section of the trek we shall start early and the trek begins with a gentle hike around the ridge and then traverses in a relatively flat plateau for sometime before crossing over a small glacial stream. The climb starts becoming strenuous as we trek through massive rock wall and uphill walk through rocky staircase to reach a small plateau. With the view of beautiful Ama Dablam, we move further ahead in our bid to climb over the pass. Trekking through the rock outcropping and section with rock and snow we reach to the summit of the pass, past the often slippery trail. From the top of the summit, you shall have the view of peaks such as West Lobuche, Ama Dablam, Kantega, Thamserku, Taboche, Cholatse and Baruntse as well as Numbur, Pasang Lhamu Peaks in the Gokyo region. We descent from this glacial pass decorated with prayer flags, we descend through a steep section of the pass that is followed by rocky and hilly trail across the valley. Further ahead is the long and steep downhill walk to the yak grazing land of Thangnak. Further ahead in the trail we trek across the Ngozumba glacier, the longest glacier in the Nepalese Himalayas, and turn towards the Gokyo village. Past the breathtakingly beautiful glacial lakes we trek to reach the seasonal village of Gokyo. Stay overnight in Gokyo, included Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (BBLD).
  • Day 14Rest Day. Hike up to Gokyo Ri (5357 m, 3/4 hrs):After a long and strenuous trek the previous day, we shall today have a rest day which shall help us to further adapt ourselves in the further sections of the trail. In this rest day, we shall hike up to the beautiful Gokyo Ri. The hike up to the summit of the peak begins as we pass through the inlets of the glacial lakes after which the trail goes twisting and turning. Trekkers generally hike up to the summit with several stops in between for dual purposes: the trek has to be gradual and you need to catch breath too often due to the altitude and the trekkers also stop for taking magnificent pictures of the surroundings. In the final section of the climb to the peak, the trail is dotted with rock cairns and the top of the peak are decorated with prayer flags. On favourable weather, the view from the summit of Gokyo Ri is a dream come true for everyone: the majestic and rubble-covered Ngozumpa Glacier lies through the valley below, the peaks of Cho Oyu is seen nearby while the other peaks including the Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Gyachung Kang and many others stretch over the horizon. The tallest Everest is seen bewilderingly tall from the peak and the landscape is so vast that you cannot help but be mesmerized and triumphant. After getting immersed in the magic of the moments, we trek down to Gokyo village slowly and gradually. Stay overnight in Gokyo, included Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (BBLD).
  • Day 15Trek to Marlung (4210m) via RenjoLa Pass (5360 m, 7/8 hrs):We have another challenging day before descending to the Namche Bazaar. From the settlement of Gokyo village we now head on for the Renjo La Pass. In a trail that twists and turns past the third lake of Gokyo or the Dudh Pokhari, we climb towards the pass through the steep trail, across the frozen streams and along the rough section to reach the top via rocky face below the pass. The top of Renjo-La pass provides marvellous view of the magnificent mountains including the Makalu Peak and panoramic views of the several peaks rising above 7000 and 8000 meters extending all over the horizon gets the trekkers forget the tenderness they had undergone during the trek. From the summit of the pass decorated with prayer flags and cairns (which mark the summit of the pass) we descent down towards Marlung. The trail immediately becomes steeper as you start down from the pass. Use trekking poles to relive stress from your ankles and legs and make a gradual progress to the stone steps past glacial Lake of Angladumba. You shall also pass through several yak graze lands, couple of other glacial lakes including the twin Renjo Lakes and again make a steep descent to the Thame valley. Join the trail accompanied by the perennial Bhote Koshi River ahead of the Khusum village and reach to the village of Lungde, a small and seasonal hamlet in the valley. We make further progress in the journey from this village with pleasant scenery of the Himalayas and lush surrounding and call it a day at the village of Marlung. Stay overnight in another traditional Sherpa village of Marlung, included Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (BBLD).
  • Day 16Trek to Namche Bazzar (3440m, 5/6 hrs):With Namche Bazaar as the destination we start our trekking today from the beautiful Marlung village. The trail along perpetual Bhote Koshi River shall continue today as we pass through several old and traditional Sherpa villages walled so as to protect itself from the outside intervention from animals and humans, cross glacial streams, and marvel at the view of the Himalayas overlooking the trail from far away, en-route we may explore the ancient gompas including the Kyaro Gompa near Hungmo village and Thumal Goth across the Chhunjungma River, and explore the culturally rich villages of Thame and Thamo. After exploring the monastery of Thame, among the few that celebrates Dhunche festival in the summer, we descend to Namche through several Sherpa villages, electricity powerhouse, chortens, monasteries and prayer flags. You may also share the trail with the caravan of trekkers, porters, locals and their animals including Yak before you reach to Namche village. Khumbila mountain, the sacred mountain in the region grace the trekkers with its presence as trekkers pass through the cave and lands where the revered personality of Tibetan Buddhism, Guru Rimpoche meditated during his journey to Tibet ages ago. Stay overnight in Namche Bazaar, included Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (BBLD).
  • Day 17Trek to Lukla (2840m, 6/7 hrs):Today we shall be into the lower region of the Everest region as the journey from the most famous village of Namche village continues to the gateway of the region, the village of Lukla. The trek from Namche starts with a steep trek down to the Bhote Koshi River past the view of Everest and after crossing over the high suspension bridge at Larja Dobhan we exit the premise of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo trekking through the village of Jorsale. Through the forest adorned with rhododendron and oak, over the suspension bridges and past the natural amusements of waterfall, we continue our descent in a gradual fashion. Make a short visit to the 500 year old gompa and marvel at the sight of Kongde Ri Peak before reaching Phakding, feel the religious ambience in the prayer wheels and Mani walls, and view the beautiful Kusum Kangaru Peak before passing through the villages of Nurnign and Chheplung. Take the way to Lukla as you ascent through small settlements and stone walls to reach the destination for today, the village of Lukla. Explore the beautiful village and prepare to exit the marvellous Khumbu region as the trek into the region comes to the end. Stay overnight in Lukla, included Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (BBLD).
  • Day 18Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel:Get your bags packed and ready as we are ready to leave Lukla as early as possible for the cultural and historical capital city of Kathmandu. In an early flight of around 35 minutes, we fly over the beautiful and lush hills and valleys, perennial rivers and vast landscape, and with the close up view of the humongous Himalayas to reach the final destination in our trekking journey. After you land in the domestic terminal of the airport, you shall be transferred to the hotel for rest. Take proper and much needed rest in the hotel and prepare for the journey to onward destination by packing your bags. Stay overnight in Kathmandu included bed and breakfast.
  • Day 19Kathmandu RestToday you shall have a free day in Kathmandu. Make the best out of the day and further explore this historical city of Kathmandu and its heritages of historical, cultural and natural prominence. You may either go for circumambulation around the Boudhanath or Swayambhunath stupas, or strolling around in the ancient complex of the Pashupatinath Temple. Saunter around in the paved streets of street markets in Ason or go for souvenir shopping in the streets of Thamel, you shall have the feeling of enjoyment, relaxation and uniqueness. Take any other activities if you have booked any with us. After exploring the rich medieval cities of Kathmandu valley and prepare for your departure to the onward destination. Stay overnight in Kathmandu included Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (BBLD).
  • Day 20Final DepartureAfter the challenging and exciting adventure in the Everest region you are ready for yor onward journey and you will be assisted to transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

Cost Include

  • Airport transfer pick up and drop
  • Domestic airfare (Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu)
  • Lodging and fooding during the trek en-route
  • An English speaking trekking guide and porter/s along with their salary, lodging, fooding and insurance
  • Trekking permit, TIMS, permit for national park and any necessary paperworks
  • Trekking Map(if required)
  • All government and local taxes
  • Transportation on private vehicle as agreed prior to trekking commence

 

Cost Exclude

  • Your Nepal entry visa fee
  • Travel insurance and emergency evacuation expenses if required
  • Additional days accommodation expenses (either due to early or late arrival, late departure, early return from mountain due to any reason except as per schedule
  • All personal expenses (including the gears and clothing taken on hire by the participant, phone calls, battery charge, shower, etc)
  • All drinks
  • Tips for guides and porters (it is not mandatory but expected)
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