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Thamel, Kathmandu Nepal

Everest Three Pass Trek – 18 Days

18 Days

Trekking in the Himalayas is an adventurous and special experience that appeals to the heart and soul of hikers. Kalapathar Trek is combination of Mt Everest Base Camp and popular view point Kalapathar. The Kalapathar Trek Trail crosses the heart of the Himalayas along the river bank, the Sherpa villages, the incredible mountain scenery, rarely the fauna and flora. The unique culture of the Sherpas, the Buddhist Centennial Monastery, Chorten, Maniwall, with many yaks adds charm as they walk at the foot of the gigantic Himalayas. Often you have to cross the suspension bridge over the raging River which makes this trek sweet and comfortable.

Everest base camps refers to two base camps on opposite sides of Mount Everest. South Base Camp is in Nepal at an altitude of 5,364 metres, while North Base Camp is in Tibet at 5,150 metres. Each of the trekking and backpacking enthusiasts aspires to reach Everest Base Camp (5,364 m) and admire the snow-capped peaks. At the heart of the formidable Himalayas is the highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest aka Sagarmatha in Nepalese, that is, accompanied by other renowned mountain peaks such as Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,855m) and many more. The desire to reach the fantasy that encompasses the 360º perspectives of these attractive snowy peaks attracts thousands of visitors, hikers and mountaineers to the Khumbu region throughout the year.

Trip Highlights:
1. Combinations of travel to the Base camp of Everest and Kalapathar
2. Mountains scenery including top of the world Mt. Everest
3. Meander in the complex and servile Sherpa's Culture, Heritage and lifestyle
4. Mount Everest Base Camp (5,360m), Khumbu Icefall and Glacier View
5. View of Mount Everest (8,484 m) from the closest distance to Kalapathar (5,550 m)
6. Explore the star-studded markets of Namche, a vibrant and elegant city in the heart of the Himalayas
7. Stroll through the splendour and elegance of Tengboche Monastery
8. Just taking a stroll and buying nick nacks in and around Thamel city of Kathmandu

Accommodation: lodge, Teahouse
Location: Everest
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Trip Duration: 18 Days
Trip Level: High
Max Altitude: 5545m
Suitable for: Adult
season Sept.to Dec. & Feb. to Apr.

Kathmandu - Lukla - Namche Bazaar - Phortse thanga - Gokyo - Gokyo Ri - Thagnag Kharka - Chola-Pass - Lobuche - Everest Base Camp - Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar - Pheriche - Namche Bazaar - Lukla - Kathmandu.

The price includes the following services::

• The price Includes the following services:
• Airport pick-up and drop off service by with Private vehicle.
• Standard twin-Share accommodation in three star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast three night
• Accommodation in Lodge (Tea house) during the trek in generally twin- share and occasionally dormitory- style rooms.
• All meals (breakfast, lunch, diner) during the trek.
• Trekking guide/s.
• Porters (one porter carries 25kg of luddage) - each two-person one porter.
• Sleeping bags, trekking sticks if required.
• TIMS and Sagarmatha National Park entry Permit.
• Airfare for from Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu round trip.
• Insurance and equipment for trekking staffs.
• One farewell dinner with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on last night.


The price does not includes the following services::

The price does not Includes the following
• Personal expenses.
• Drinks, beverages, hot shower, charging mobile, wi-fi.
• Travel insurance.
• Tips for guide.
• Lunch dinner at Kathmandu.


Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu (1400m) and Transfer to hotel.

(TIA) in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our representative then who will drive you to the hotel. After check-in, you can rest and refresh yourself for the time being. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant, where you can enjoy authentic Nepalese cuisine. Overnight in Kathmandu.


Day 2: Kathmandu fly to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding (2640m) – 5 hours trek.

During the 40-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (9186 feet), we take an advantage of one of the most beautiful air routes in the world, which culminates on a hill surrounded by high peaks. In Lukla, the starting point of our hike, we meet the other crew members and begin to prepare our belongings and make arrangements with them. From Lukla, we start trekking. After an hour of progressive descent, we will be in a village Cheplung from where we can see the Mountain Khumbila (18900 feet), a sacred mountain that has never been climbed. From Cheplung, we descend gradually to Phakding and spend the night over there.


Day 3: Phakding (2640m) to Namche Bazaar – 5 hours trek. Day03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) – 6 hours trek.

Walking through a beautiful pine forest, we follow the path towards north of the Benkar Valley. Then we cross the Dudh Koshi River and continue to Chumoa towards Monjo, the entrance to Everest National Park. After crossing a suspension bridge, we crossed the village of Jorsale and lead through the rivers Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi. A steep climb takes us to the heart of Sherpa Village: Namche Bazaar. An hour interspace to Namche Bazaar, weather permitting, we can see the view of the Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse. We will spend the night at Namche Bazaar.


Day 4: A day rest at Namche Bazaar for Acclimitization.

There are many things to do in Namche Bazaar where we can spend a day acclimatizing here. Namche Bazaar is the main center of the Khumbu area and includes government offices, ATMs, cybercafés, local shops, restaurants and a colorful market. Our guides can take us to discover the true charm of the Namche Bazaar. Hiking at Sagarmatha National Park rewards with a view of the sunrise as well as view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kongde etc. If we are interested in a day hike, we will walk to the village of Khumjung (12401 feet), a beautiful village with a Sherpa colony. While exploring Namche Bazar, we observe the traditional Sherpa life, Khumjung Hillary School, and enjoy the flora and fauna found at this altitude. We will spend the night at Namche Bazaar.


Day 5: Namche Bazaar to Phortse thanga (3680m) – 5 hours.

We climb Khumjung Hill and descend to the east of the village through the wide valley that leads to Dudh Koshi from where the road turns to the north. There are two trails and our guide will choose the best option to follow. There is a chorten at the top of the ridge at 3973 m that descends from the Mt. Khumbila (5761 m). We visit Mohang, the birthplace of the reincarnated lama of the Tibetan monastery in Rongbuk, who allegedly introduced Buddhism to the Khumbu region of Nepal. The trail descends on a series of steep slopes on a sandy slope to Dudh Koshi. We will spend the night in Phortse Tanga, near the river.


Day 6: Phortse thanga to Machhermo (4470m) – 6 hours.

From Phortse Thanga, it's a difficult climb to Machhermo. Than we walk along a path of rhododendrons forest and crossed a waterfall before reaching the village of Tongba. We continue our hike up and through the villages of Dole, Labarma and Luza before arriving at Machhermo. There is a Chhorten just before the village of Luza. Throughout today's trip, we will walk along the Dudh Koshi River. Night in Machhermo.


Day 7: Machhermo to Gokyo (4800m) – 5 hours.

Today we start climbing a ridge for an excellent view of the Kangtaiga Valley and Cho Oyu (8153 m). Then, we will go down to the edge of the river before climbing the moraine terminal of the Ngazumpa glacier by a steep path. Crossing an iron bridge over a stream, the trail rises as you follow the valley and pass the first lake, called Longpongo, at 4690m. At this point, we have the opportunity to observe the footsteps of a lama on a stone. Seeing the second lake, Taboche Tsho, we will be hypnotized by the shining sheet of turquoise blue water that shines in the sun. Shortly before the second lake, we reached the third lake, both connected by an updraft. The village of Gokyo is located next to the third lake and Cho-Oyu Mountain as a backdrop and offers amazing spectacular views. After lunch, we explore the third lake, Dudh Pokhari. Night in Gokyo.


Day 8: A day rest day at Gokyo for acclimatization – 6hours trek.

oday is the rest day in Gokyo and excursion in and around the Gokyo Valley. Gokyo is a trade center where Sherpa runs lodges to provide the best services for hikers. Gokyo is located next to the Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in Nepal. That day, you can detour to Fifth Lake through Forth Lake. Night in Gokyo.


Day 9: Gokyo to Gokyo Ri (5480m) and trek back to Thagnag kharka (4750m) – 5 hours trek.

Today we from Gokyo to Gokyo Ri [5340m] and return to Thagnag kharka [4650m] through the Gokyo Village which takes approximately 5 and a half hours. Gokyo Ri looms above the village on the northern edge of the lake and you leave camp just after first light, following a steep path up the hillside. As you climb, the peaks of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu appear slowly and the view from the top of Gokyo Ri is one of the most beautiful in the Everest region. Some say it is even better than Kala Patthar. After lunch, we walk to the village of Thagnag Kharka, located on the edge of the Ngozumpa glacier. Night in Thagnag kharka.


Day 10: Thagnag Kharka to Chola-Pass (5367m) to Dzongla (4850m) – 7 hours trek.

Today we Trek from Thangna to Dzongla (4843m.) via Chola pass (5420m.) which it takes about 7 hours. Now you ascend slightly along the valley towards Chola pass. The trail you pass through is covered with rocks. Most of the time the Chola pass is covered with blue ice giving you a chill and cold vibe. Here you can also enjoy the panoramic view of various mountains. From here, the trail descends steeply down for an hour and then slightly descends all the way to Dzongla. Overnight in Dzongla.


Day 11: Dzongla to Lobuche (4930m) – 4 hours trek.

It will be a very short walk today, so we have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us. We descend from Dzongla and walk along a grass path while admiring the view of the Lobuche peak. The trail crosses the wide river bank before reaching Lobuche. We can spend the rest of the day resting, which will help us prepare for the next day's trip. Night in Lobuche.


Day 12: Lobuche to Gorak she/p (5180m), visit to Everest Base Camp (5365m)- 7 hours trek.

Today after early morning breakfast, the trail descends and ascends gently and contours around the west side of the Lobuche Khola, providing excellent views of Ama Dablam, the Nuptse-Lhotse wall and Everest before arriving at Gorak Shep. The trail coming from Pheriche meets at the Lobuche Khola (Lobuche Stream). Yet again trek from Gorak Shep to Everest base camp (5337 m) and back to Gorak Shep, which lasts approximately 5 hours. During the trek to Everest Base Camp, you will pass a path that winds through ice pinnacles and crevasses of the Khumbu glacier. In the spring, you can meet the members of the expedition team at Everest Base Camp. On the way back, you can take a higher route to get a spectacular view of the Khumbu Icefall and numerous mountains. Afterwards we return back to Gorak Shep to spend the night.


Day 13: Gorak Shep to Kala patthar (5545m) and decent to Pheriche (4243m) – 7 hours trek.

After breakfast in the early morning, we climb to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and enjoy the view of sunrise. From Kala Patthar you can have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more. Then we head toward the Pheriche to spend the night. You can see the mountain Yaks in Pheriche. Yaks are normally regarded as the porters in this area. The town of Pheriche is known as windy town. Night in Pheriche.


Day 14: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3440m) – 6 hours trek.

We walk on the hillside covered with rhododendrons and junipers. After crossing the scalloped bridge that carries the prayer flag on the Dudh Koshi River, our trail runs through the Dudh Koshi Gorge and descends quickly through the pine forests. In the forest, there are colorful pheasants and mountain goats. The road finally reaches Sansa from where we can admire the views of the Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse mountains. We also walk along winding roads and a forest before arriving at the Namche Bazaar. We will spend the night in the Namche bazaar.


Day 15: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2860m) – 7 hours trek.

A four hour walk today descending steeply for the first half then on to Phakding, where you will have the lunch. This is your final day trekking; it will take you around 3 hours to Lukla. This evening you will have a farewell ceremony with your guides and porters where you will be able to sample some Chang and try some Sherpa dancing. Overnight in Lukla.


Day 16: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1400m) and transfer to hotel.

We fly early back to Kathmandu after our long trek. Once we land in Kathmandu, we can take a hard long break. If you want to explore other parts of Kathmandu, you can do it today. Overnight in Kathmandu.


Day 17: Free day at Kathmandu.

We keep today free for optional tours like the street food course to taste nepali street food or wander the streets searching for souvenirs, or just appreciating the local music scene in the evening, or visiting some real nice restaurants or a great massage centre too. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the success of our trip. Overnight in Kathmandu.


Day 18: Departure to home.

The Everest Base Camp trek concludes today – our airport representative will drop you to Tribhuwan International Airport few hours before your scheduled flight.