The best route is fairly new, via three high passes: Kongma La- 5350m, Cho La- 5,380m. Renjo La- 5,380m. & Gokyo lake If 3 Passes are not challenging enough.
you do to side-trip 3 peaks: Gokyo Ri – 5,483m. Kala Pattar – 5,545m. Chukkung Ri – 5,550m. Pokalde Peak -5806m.
Everest Three Pass Trek is one of the tough treks provided by High Altitude Sherpa. Everest Three Pass Trek covers the complete package of trekking to Everest Region, which is one of the most demanded trekking in Nepal. This exciting trek begins right from the scenic flight to Lukla. After spending a couple of nights at Namche for acclimation purpose, we head to the trail towards the Thame and Lungden close the Tibet border. We reach Renjo La, the top of the Renjo La from where you will have an awesome view of Mt. Everest with Mt. Nuptse with surrounding peaks. You will also see Gokyo Lake which breathtaking views. From the top of the Renjo La the trail drops down to the Third Lake (Gokyo Lake) and get in to the lodge. Evening short climb to the ridge from where you will explore the Glacier which is amazing looking with its small glacier lakes.
Climb Gokyo Ri for panoramic view. We will hike Ngonumpa glacier before crossing the Chola Pass. We then reach Khumbu valley trekking route and hike to Kalapathar. We explore the Everest Base Camp which will provide us with a fascinating view of Mount Everest. Our trek then follows the trails to Chukung from Lobuche crossing the Kongmala Pass which is the final pass in the trek. Then for the amazing view of peaks like Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse and Makalu, we hike to the top of Chukung Ri.
High Altitude Sherpa can organize your all-inclusive 16 days teahouse trek. The trek will fill you with pride and feel of an achievement. Finally, we trek down to Lukla via Thyangboche monastery which is the biggest monastery in Khumbu region.
BEST SESSION TO VISIT NEPAL
Autumn Session: September – November
The autumn months of mid-September, October and November are known for being Nepal’s mountaineering and the best time to go trekking. The monsoon rains have cleared the sky with outstanding the views are often remarkable. The valleys are still green and the weather is trifling so trekking is far more pleasurable at this time.
Winter Session : December – February
Winter season is usually snowfall at higher elevations in Himalayas. Though it gets colder in night, often it offers the clear day / blue sky and comparatively less trekkers on the trail. Winter Treks like Ghorepani pun hill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Everest base camp, Annapurna Panorama, Annapurna Sanctuary, Everest base and Langtang reason treks are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.
Spring Session: March – May
Spring is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. Weather is mostly perfect and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season.
Summer Session: June – August
Though summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around upper and lower Mustang, lower and upper Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas. Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest, Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in summer season.
Team Composition in Trek
There will be one English speaking high altitude experience trek leader. There will be one assistant guide if required. Guide have inclusive knowledge of wilderness medical training. this arrangement ensure that if anybody in the group get sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned for the rest of the group. Porters for luggage carrying: two trekkers: one porters. It is depend number of porter where and how long you doing trek and Depending on the nature of the travel.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
This is a moderate trek suitable for trekkers who have the skill to walk at least 5-7 hours a day with a light bag. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks earlier to the trip to improve our strength and stability. Past hiking Experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes. You are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude. Self-confidence and strong determination best way to complete this trek successfully.
|Day 1||Kathmandu to Lukla (Flight) to Phakding||2651 m||lodge|
|Day 2||Phakding to Namche Bazaar||3440 m||lodge|
|Day 3||Acclimatization day- hike to everest view poin hotel||3700 m||lodge|
|Day 4||Namche Bazaar to Tengboche||3956 m||lodge|
|Day 5||Tengboche to Dingboche||4440 m||lodge|
|Day 6||Acclimatization day||4900 m||lodge|
|Day 7||Dingboche to Lobuche via Khong Ma La Pass(5350m)||4900 m||lodge|
|Day 8||Lobuche to Gorakshep||5368 m||lodge|
|Day 9||Gorakshep to Lobuche (Morning trip to Kalapatthar)||5545 m||lodge|
|Day 10||Lobuche to Dzongla||4830 m||lodge|
|Day 11||Dzongla to Gokyo via Chola Pass (5330m)||4800 m||lodge|
|Day 12||Acclimatization Day- Hike to Gokyo RI||5367 m||lodge|
|Day 13||Gokyo Valley to Lumde/Marlung via Renjo La Pass (5380m)||4210 m||lodge|
|Day 14||Lumde/Marlung to Namche Bazaar||3440 m||lodge|
|Day 15||Namche Bazaar to Lukla||2860 m||lodge|
|Day 16||Lukla to Kathmandu (Flight)||1300 m||40 m|
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m) in airport:
High altitude Sherpa Trekking Company Airport Representative will meet you outside the Terminal Hall. Transfer to hotel brief you about tomorrow’s activities and collect your needed documents for our official needs. introduce with your trekking guide check the requirements and briefing about the Everest Three pass trek each day program. O/N at hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trip preparation.
having breakfast you explore in Kathmandu.World Heritage Sites including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath) which is one of the largest stupas in the world. O/N at hotel.
We rest for most of the day and unpack. We visit your hotel in the afternoon. Our trek leaders will check our trekking equipment to make sure that they are in good condition for our coming journey. We also get introduced to fellow participants, and discuss our trip. O/N at hotel.
Day 03: Kathmandu fly to Lukla treks to Phakding (35 minute flight): 3-4 hours.
trekAs per flight time, Guide will meet you at your hotel and takes you to the domestic airport to fly 35 minuts to Lukla. once you get in to the Lukla, breakfast at the lodge and prepare luggage for the Porters then walking starts, It is few up downs to get in to Phakding passing through plenty of prayer Rocks (Mani in local language). After getting in to the lodge at Phakding, fresh up and short walk to the village . O/N at hotel.
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazzar (3500m): 6-7 hours.
From phakding the trail leads towards the suspension bridge and easy uphill to the Monju from where Sagarmatha National Park begins. After short National Park formalities, drop down to the river, cross another suspension bridge and continue walk to the high Hilary Bridge at the bottom of the hill. After the bridge the trail leads uphill to the Namche Bazzar. On the way you will have great view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Kusum Khangru and more with beautiful valley. Stay overnight at the Lodge. O/N at hotel.
Day 05: Namche Bazaar-Acclimatize day-to Adjust your body with height.
Today you explore the Museum, visit Khumjung village and Kongde village where you can enjoy the views of Mt. Everest and surroundings peaks with Sherpa culture. You can also visit Thame which is old Sherpa village as an option. Remaining of the day you can explore Namche Bazzar where you can use Internet, visit National Park head office, Museum and monastery as per your interest and time. O/N at hotel.
Day 06: Namche to Thame (3800m): 3 – 4 hours.
From Namche, trail leads to the old village called Thamo which is easy walk through the valley. Thamo is a small Sherpa village. After exploring the village, the trail leads continue to Thame. After lunch, rest a little while and explore the Sherpa village and its culture. O/N at hotel.
Day 07: Thame to Lumde (4137m): 4 – 5 hours.
After breakfast at the lodge, an easy walks to Marlung through the Bhote Koshi River where you can have short break. Then the trail leads uphill to Lumde through the dry valley. It is an interesting walking with enjoying the views of the snow peaked mountains and the valley. Today you won’t see Sherpa village because Thame is the last village of the valley. Once you get in to the village, hike a bit higher than the place where lodge is located to get acclimatize. O/N at hotel.
Day 08: Lumde to Gokyo (4800m): 8 hours. via Renjo La Pass (5380m).
After breakfast the trail leads uphill for an hour half and then easy walks for a while. At the end, there is hard climb to get to the top of the Renjo La from where you will have an awesome view of Mt. Everest with Mt. Nuptse with surrounding peaks. You will also see Gokyo Lake which breathtaking views. From the top of the Renjo La the trail drops down to the Third Lake (Gokyo Lake) and get in to the lodge. Evening short climb to the ridge from where you will explore the Glacier which is amazing looking with its small glacier lake. O/N at hotel.
Day 09: Rest day in Gokyo 4800m.
The top most attention of our Everest 3 High Passes Trek is adjusting to the high altitude environment to avoid Altitude sickness at its best. As the trek to Renjo La is tiresome, you are going to love this rest day. But, we can still hike to first, second and third lake in order to delight the enchanting views of nature if you are energetic. Mt. Everest and Cho-Oyu will be right in front of you and you can view full part of these high mountains. The views of Northern part of Cho-Oyu base camp and Ngazumpa glacier looks cool from here.
If you are willing to get more views similar to this, this excursion, Everest three high pass can be extended further and we will walk to fourth and fifth lake that are taken as extra attractions in Gokyo Valley from where you get to rejoice incredible views. O/N at hotel.
Day 10: Gokyo to Thangnak (4750m): 3 hours.
This is an easy day but we suggest you to start early because you will have to walk through the Glacier which is the longest glacier of Nepal called Ngozumpa glacier. By the time of crossing this glacier you will hear many sounds of the rock falling in to the small glacier lake. There are many rocks on the way which has ice underneath. During the sunny day ice melts pretty fast so we should cross this glacier before the sun gets strong. Once you get in to the Thaknak, better to climb up to the small hill for acclimatize. O/N at hotel.
Day 11: Thangnak to Dzongla via Chola Pass (5367m) to lobuche (4900m): 7-8 hours.
Today is the hardest day of the trip. Start your day just after the breakfast which is steep climbing for a while and the trail drops down to the bottom of the Chola. After that the trail leads you through the rock toward the top which is steep climbing. There are some Buddhist prayer flags on the top of the pass which has great views of the mountains. There is icy part for a while and again the trail drops down through the huge rock and an easy walk at the end to get to the Zungla. from jungla an easy downhill for a while and few up and down to the Lobuche. After refreshment, look around Everest glacier. O/N at hotel.
Day 12: Dzongla to Gorakshep (5,160m): 5-6 hours.
Then the trail leads toward Gorekshep through the rocky trail. On the way you will have great views of the Mt. Everest,Mt. Nuptse,Mt. Pumori and more. You will be able to see Khumbu Glacier on the way. After few up downs, you will reach at Gorekshep which is located at the bottom of Kalapatthar. After reaching Gorekshap you can hike to Everest Base camp back to hotel. O/N at hotel.
Day 13: Hike up to Kalapatthar (5545m) and trek to Lobuche : 6-7 hours.
Today you will have to start your day without breakfast in the morning which is 2 hour hike up to the Kalapatthar, the greatest view point of the Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori , Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Thamerserku, Mera Peak and many more. After taking many photographs, trek down to the lodge at Gorekshep for breakfast and continue your walk down to Lobuche. O/N at hotel.
Day 14: Labuche to Chhukung (4760m) via Kongma la pass (5350m): 6-7 hours.
After breakfast at the lodge, your day will start walking through Khumbu glacier towards east. After crossing the glacier and river the trail leads up to the pass which is the highest pass of this trip. There will be no tea shop and water resource so that you will have to carry few bottles of water to drink. After hard climb to the top, the trail drops steep down to the Chukung valley where your day ends. O/N at hotel.
Day 15: Chhukung to Tengboche (3,867m): 5-6 hours.
Today is an easy day which is downhill through the valley. The trail continues leads down to the Dingboche then after the walking valley gets change through few Sherpa villages. After Pangboche village the trail drops down to the river and cross the bridge. After that the trail leads up to the Tengboche where the oldest Monastery situated on the top of the hill. Evening visit Monastery, see the Buddhist chanting ceremony. O/N at hotel
Day 16: Tengbuche to Namche (3440m): 4-5 hours.
Today your day starts walking steep downhill through the Rhododendron forest. Once you get at the bottom of the hill, cross the bridge and steep climbing through the pine and Juniper forest to the Khumjung. After explore the village at Khumjung,Lunch and continue walk to the Namche Bazzar. O/N at hotel.
Day 17: Namche to Lukla (2,800m): 6-7 hours.
After Breakfast the trail drops downhill through the pine forest till to the bridge and continue walk to the Monju. Again some rules had to be done at the check post of the National park at Monju then continue walk to the Phakding at lunch time. After you all way treks back to Lukla. O/N at hotel.
Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu (1350m, 35 minute):
We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If we want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, Our guides can help you with both souvenir shopping or sightseeing. Overnight in Kathmandu. O/N at hotel.
Day 19: Final Departure to your own destinations:
Generally 3 hours before your flight time to get Kathmandu airport is needed in Nepal.
1. Sun hat or scarf
2. Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
3. sunglasses with UV protection
5. Light and expedition weight thermal tops
6. Fleece jacket or pullover
7. Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
8. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
9: Down jacket [you can rent in Kathmandu]- necessary
10: Lightweight gloves
11: Heavy weight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
12: Fleece liner gloves
13: Underwear ( minimum 4 and according to length of your trip)
14: Hiking shorts ( minimum 2 and according to length of your trip)
15: Lightweight cotton long pants
16: Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
17: Fleece or wool pants
18: Gore-tex jacket
19; Gore-tex jacket trouser
20: thin, lightweight inner socks (minimum 3 and according to length of your trip)
21: Thick, warm wool hiking socks (minimum 3 and according to length of your trip)
22: Hiking boots with spare laces
23: Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
24: Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F [Can rent in Kathmandu]
25: Headlamp and batteries
26: Basic First Aid Kit
27: Daypack (approximately
28: Water bottles (2)
29: Small wash towel
30: Swise knife
31: Leap gurd 30spf
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If you are Going Trekking and Climbing in Nepal, you Should Carry the Complete Medic kit.
First Aid Kit:
1. Povidone-iodine cream-1 tube.
– Antiseptic cream.
2. Cotton- 1 roll.
–For dressing wounds.
3. Dressing gauze –5 pcs.
– For dressing.
4. Crepe bandage –2.
– Sprains and strains,also great as a sling for arm fractures.
5. Band- aid –10.
6. Dressing tape -1.
– Great not just for dressing but falsifier mild soft tissue injuries especially in the knee and ankles.
7. Moleskin second skin-1 packet:
– Great for treating chaffing and blisters.
Finger Pulse Oximeter:
1. Normal arterial oxygen is approximately 75 to 100 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg).
2. Values fewer than 60 mm Hg usually indicate the need for supplemental oxygen.
3. Normal pulse oximeter readings usually range from 95 to 100 percent.
4. Values under 90 percent are considered low.
8. Paracetamole 500 mg- 20 tablets:
– For mild headaches.
9. Ibuprofen 400mg -10 taplets:
– To relieve moderate to severe pain.
10.Throat lozenges -20:
– For cough and sore throat. Given the cold dry mountain air,it is a good idea it have one in your mouth even without any discomfort.
11.Decongestant -10 tablets:
– For nausea congestion. Non-drowsy kinds like pseudo ephedrine recommended.
12. Antihistamine -10 tablets:
– For allergies.
13. Antiemetic -10 –tablets:
– To control the vomit and nausea.
14. Azithromycin 500mg – 10 tablet:
– For bacterial diarrhea.
15. Omeprazole 200mg -10 tablets:
– For minor gastric upsets and acidity.
16. Tinidazole 200 mg-3 taplats(500mg-12 tablets):
– For giardia and amoebic diarrhea.
17. Acetazolamide 250 mg –20 tablets:
– For helping with acclimataization and treating mild AMS.
18. Dexamethasone 400mg-10 tablets:
– To be used only under expert supervision to treat AMS.
19. Nifedipine 60mg- 10 tablets:
– To be use only under expert supervision to treat HAPE.
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