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Trekking Three Passes to Everest Base Camp Expedition, Nepal

£2,550 per person. Secure your spot with a £350 deposit. Flight prices not included in cost.

The three passes trek to Everest Base Camp is challenging and exciting. The trails are far more remote than the main trail which leads straight to Everest Base Camp. You will cross the Renjo La pass, Cho La Pass and the Kongma La Pass. These passes are not on the standard Everest trail, so you hike secluded from the masses. During this exclusive trek you can optional climb three peaks as well; Gokyo Ri (5483 meters), Kala Patar (5540 meters) and Chukung Ri (5550 meters). The passes and peaks offer breath-taking views of Everest and the entire Khumbu mountain range.

The adventure begins with the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From Luka Airport it is a short walk to Phakding. A good start for you to acclimate to the high mountainous air. From here on you hike towards Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital. In Namche you will take a resting day for further acclimatizing. An optional day hike is possible to the Everest View hotel.

From Namche Bazaar you walk the trail into the remote Nangpa Valley towards Thame. The tough climb towards the Renjo La pass is long and steep, but very rewarding. The wide panoramic views are stunning. From this pass you can see Everest and Cho Oyu. The descent to the idyllic Gokyo Lakes is quite leisurely. At the Gokyo Lakes you can enjoy a resting day or climb to the high peak of Gokyo Ri (5483 meters) for another stunning view of the mountains.

After Gokyo you continue the trek over a glacier and climb towards the Cho La Pass. After this pass you will enter the main trail to Everest Base Camp.
From Gorakshep you will make a day hike to the base camp on the Khumbu Glacier. After this highlight you will immediately be treated with another one. It is an easy climb to Kala Patar peak. From this viewpoint the Khumbu mountains are very close. You can almost touch Pumori Mountain. After this viewpoint your descent to Lobuche before heading over the Kongma La pass to Chukung. Here you can optional climb another peak; Chukung Ri (5560 meters). This a pleasant hill above the village of Chukung with views of the Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu.

From Chukung you will return to Lukla, passing beautiful Sherpa villages and the impressive Thyangboche monastery.

A flight back to Kathmandu ends this three-pass adventure.

Adventure itinerary

  1. Day 1 Arrive in Nepal – Welcome meal and packing for your adventure
  2. Day 2 Flight Kathmandu to Lukla (0,5 hrs.) and trek to Phakding (2640 m – 3 hrs.)
  3. Day 3 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m – 5 hrs.)
  4. Day 4 Resting day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. Optional day hike to the Everest View hotel
  5. Day 5 Trek to Thame (4200 m – 4 hrs.)
  6. Day 6 Trek to Lungdhen (4380 m – 6 hrs.)
  7. Day 7 Cross over Renjo La pass (5344 m) to Gokyo Lakes (4800 m – 9 hrs.)
  8. Day 8 Resting day or optional climb to Gokyo Ri (5483 m)
  9. Day 9 Trek to Thangnang (4750 m – 3 hrs.)
  10. Day 10 Cross over Cho La pass (5367 m) to Lobuche (4930 m – 7 hrs.)
  11. Day 11 Trek to Gorakshep (5170 m – 5 hrs.)
  12. Day 12 Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364 m), overnight in Gorakshep (5170 m – 6 hrs.)
  13. Day 13 Trek to Kala Patar (5554 m) and overnight in Lobuche (4930 m – 6 hrs.)
  14. Day 14 Cross over Kongma La pass (5535 m) to Chukung (4720 m – 7 hrs.)
  15. Day 15 Climb Chukung Ri (5550 m) and trek to Dingboche (4290 m – 6 hrs.)
  16. Day 16 Trek to Namche Bazaar via Thyangboche Monastery (3440 m – 6 hrs.)
  17. Day 17 Trek to Lukla (2800 m – 5 hrs.)
  18. Day 18 Flight Lukla to Kathmandu (flight 0,5 hr.) – Trekkers party
  19. Day 19 Buffer day for acclimation during trek, or flight delay (Sightseeing KTM)
  20. Day 20 Flight back to the UK

Trip includes excludes

Includes

  • Airport transfer for domestic flight
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • National Park Entrance permit and TIMS (Trekkers Security Card) permit
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets
  • All accommodation during trek (Lodge/ Guest House)
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Purified drinking water (medicated proof and safe)
  • UK Mountain leader / Medic
  • Porters (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
  • Insurance of Guide and Porter
  • All required local and government taxes
  • Trekking route map
  • First aid Service
  • Oximeter – To determine your normal oxygen range

Excludes

  • Nepal arrival visa (USD25 for 15 days and USD40 for 30 days in cash)
  • International Flights to Kathmandu
  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses like all kinds of drinks including mineral water, and alcoholic and soft beverages
  • Extra hot showers, Wi-Fi, battery charging while on a trek
  • Your travel insurance that covers Helicopter evacuation
  • Any other extended trips and accommodation
  • Tipping (As an appreciation) to staff

Airport and arrival details
Arrival and Departure airport – Tribhuvan Airport (KTM) Before booking flights, please talk to us about the transfer times 
Accommodation
Traditional Guesthouses & Camping accommodation, let us know your preferred sleeping arrangements at your point of booking 

  • If your guide feels that it is unsafe to climb to the summit due to weather, we will make an earlier descent down the valley instead. 
  • Please be aware that the itinerary, activities and hotels are subject to change. These changes can happen with little notice due to availability, poor weather, seasonal changes, or other circumstances beyond our control. From time to time we may also make changes to your itinerary to try out new ideas and keep things fresh.

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