Everest 3 passes trek Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m).

Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley and trek preparation day.

Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2,860m) trek to Phakding (2,640m), 35 min flight, 4 hrs trek.

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,445m), 5 to 6 hrs trek.

Day 05: Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar.

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazzar to Thame (3,850m), 5 to 6 hrs trek.

Day 07: Trek from Thame to Marulung (4,210m), 5 to 6 hrs trek.

Day 08: Trek from Marlung to Lungden (4,380m), 5 to 6 hrs trek.

Day 09: Trek from Lungden to Renjo La pass (5,360m) to Gokyo (4,800m), 5 to 6 hours trek.

Day 10: Rest day at Gokyo, hike to Gokyo Ri (5,357m), 4 hrs trip.

Day 11: Trek from Gokyo to Thaknak (4,750m), 5 to 6 hrs trek.

Day 12: Trek from Thaknak to Cho La to Dzongla (4,830m), 7 to 8 hrs, trek.

Day 13: Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche 4,900m), 4 to 5 hrs trek.

Day 14: Trek Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170m) to EBC (5,364m) and back to Gorak Shep, 9 hrs trek.

Day 15: Hike to Kala Patthar (5,545m) then to Lobuche (4,900m), 6 to 8 hrs trek.

Day 16: Trek from Lobuche to Kongma La (5,535m) to Chhukung (4,730m), 6 to 7 hrs trek.

Day 17: Trek from Chhukung to Tengboche (3,860m), 5 to 6 hrs trek.

Day 18: Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazzar, 5 to 6 hrs trek.

Day 19: Trek from Namche Bazzar to Lukla, 6 to 7 hrs trek.

Day 20: flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, 35 minutes.

Day 21: Final departure. 

  • Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m):

    Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by one of our team leaders and transfer to hotel. Rest of the time will be on your own. In the evening, join a welcome dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant host by Ram Kumar and team, enjoy the meal with live couture show and have a great conversation and short brief about your great trek to Everest three passes. Overnight at hotel.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/guest house
    • Place: Kathmandu
    • Altitude: 1,350m
  • Day 02 Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley and trek preparation day:

    Upon your request we can organize half day sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. Visiting the historical places with a tour guide will be worthwhile. The major visiting places are Kathmandu Durbar square, Monkey temple, pashupati Nath temple, Buddhanath stupa and Bhaktapur durbar square. Afternoon will be spent doing some shopping and packing for the trip. Overnight at hotel.  

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/guest house
    • Place: Kathmandu valley
    • Altitude: 1,350m
  • Day 03 Flight to Lukla (2,860m) trek to Phakding (2,640m), 35 min flight, 4 hrs trek:

    We have early breakfast at hotel and transfer to airport for an early morning flight to Lukla (2,860), a gateway destination from where our trek begins. After an adventurous 35minute flight above the breathtaking green and white mountains, we reach the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. This is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating in a dramatic landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains peaks. Upon arrival at Lukla, we meet our other crew members and after some packing and arrangements, we start our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla until we reach Phakding. To assist in acclimatization, we only have a short hike today. However, if interested in additional activities we can take a side trip to a nearby monastery. Overnight at guest house in Phakding.  

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/guest house
    • Place: Lukla,Phakding
    • Altitude: 2,860m,2,640m
  • Day 04 Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,445m), 5 to 6 hrs trek:

    We start our trek after a hot and warm breakfast at hotel, today‚Äôs walk is pleasant with few short uphill and downhill with multiple crossings over Dudh Koshi River and magnificent view of Mt. Thamserku (6,608m) from the Benkar village. We cross more bridges and reach entrance of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo, where our trekking permits are checked in order to keep record of trekkers and local trekking staffs as well. A descend and a gradual walk brings us to Jorsale, the last village until Namche Bazaar. The walk is enjoyable through the river bed and we reach Hillary Suspension Bridge. Now, as we climb up hill towards Namche Bazzar, closer and magnificent sight of Kwangde Peak, its sister peaks, Kusum Kangaru, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache, and many other fabulous mountains will be viewed closely. We stop at Chautara to admire the view. Finally, we reach the colorful village of Namche Bazzar, the main gateway of Khumbu region. Overnight at hotel in Namche bazaar. 

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/guest house
    • Place: Namche Bazaar
    • Altitude: 3,445m
  • Day 05 Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar:

    We have two days rest in this trek, and today is the first of Scheduled acclimatization days. We recommend you to stay active and moving during the rest days instead of being idle. Hike to Everest view hotel will be a good idea to explore the lofty Himalayas including Mt. Everest. On the way back from this hike we can stop at the tourist visitor Center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National park where we can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plant and animal life of the Everest region. Namche Bazzar is the main trading centre of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has bank, ATMs, government offices, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery and a colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. Overnight at hotel in Namche bazaar.  

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/guest house
    • Place: Namche Bazaar
    • Altitude: 3,445m
  • Day 06 Trek from Namche Bazzar to Thame (3,850m), 5 to 6 hrs trek:

    Breakfast at hotel, we come out of Namche Bazaar east past the monastery and begin with a short uphill trek. On the left we have the Kongde Ri (6,187 m) and the river that flows down into a ravine. On the right is the rocky Khumbi Yul La (5,765 m) and behind us is clearly visible on Kusum Kanguru (6,373 m). After an hour walking mostly downhill into the forest, the trip continues, at this juncture, the steep rise up about 50m in altitude to reach a ridge around it. The river bed becomes closer and wider. We reach the village of Phorte and then the small town of Samde along the stretch halfway up a slight slope leading to the bridge over the Bhote Koshi (3,650 m). Cross it and about a half hour climb brings us to Thame. Overnight at guest house in Thame. 

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/guest house
    • Place: Thame
    • Altitude: 3,850m
  • Day 07 Trek from Thame to Marulung (4,210m), 5 to 6 hrs trek:

    If the sky is clear, we will see the beautiful peaks that guard the village to the west. We take our breakfast and head for the next destination towards Marlung. The terrain from Thame to Marlung is alpine zone and there is very less vegetation. We enjoy the peace and relative solitude of this little trekked valley. We next bend around the village of Tangmote. After about an hour, we walk parallel to the village of Yellajung on the other side of the Bhote Koshi. We pass by the Tarngga village enjoying superb views of Kongde Ri as we look down the trail. A further 45 minutes or so on a gradually rising trail brings us to Marlung. Overnight at guest house in Marulung. 

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/guest house
    • Place: Marulung
    • Altitude: 4,210m
  • Day 08 Trek from Marlung to Lungden (4,380m), 5 to 6 hrs trek:

    It is a short walk today from Marlung to Lungden. After Marlung, we walk for about an hour and then climb a small rasing hill. Upon crossing the water stream we trek 2 to 3 hours to reach Lungdeng. Overnight at guest house in Lungden. 

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/guest house
    • Place: Lungden
    • Altitude: 4,380m
  • Day 09 Trek from Lungden to Renjo La pass (5,360m) to Gokyo (4,800m), 5 to 6 hours trek:

    As we hike further to the top of Renjo La, we get the outstanding views of the surrounding. The Everest itself, Lhotse, Cholatse and Taboche can be seen shining in the sun. Views from Renjo La are much like that from Gokyo Ri with third Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Village beneath the gray smear of Ngozumpa Glacier. We walk further to Gokyo through the glacier. An easy walking down brings us to Gokyo. Overnight at guest house in Gokyo. 

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/guest house
    • Place: Renjo La pass,Gokyo
    • Altitude: 5,360m,4,800m
  • Day 10 Rest day at Gokyo, hike to Gokyo Ri (5,357m), 4 hrs trip:

    Today we rest and acclimatize at Gokyo while explore the fifth lake passing another forth lake. At this juncture, we enjoy the great views of Mt. Everest and Cho-Oyu. If the weather is good, we grasp the opportunity to climb Gokyo Ri today instead of next day to enjoy the scene from the best viewpoint of Everest Region. Moreover, Gokyo is not only popular for its grand view from Gokyo Peak but also for the six lakes which it hosts. Definitely we would not miss the chance to observe the fourth (Thonak Tsho) and fifth lakes (Ngozuma Tsho). If interested, we climb on a hill at the edge of the Lakes to get astounding views of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makalu. Hiking up to Gokyo Ri rewards breathtaking views of sunrise over the Himalayas. Upon exploring the Gokyo Ri area, we get back to the camp for rest. We enjoy the feeling of being surrounded by panoramic mountains like Kusum Kanguru, Thamserku, K 43, Kangtega, Taboche, Cholatse, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest, Changtse, and Pumori. Overnight at Guest house in Gokyo. 

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/guest house
    • Place: Gokyo
    • Altitude: 5,357m
  • Day 11 Trek from Gokyo to Thaknak (4,750m), 5 to 6 hrs trek:

    Today, we are on the trail to Thaknak. Thaknak is also sometimes pronounced as Dragnag. We climb out of Gokyo village to a ridge. Then, we take the route through the Ngozumpa Glacier to the mountain on the other side. Continuing further and traversing along the edge of that mountain, we descend down to Thaknak. On the trek, we enjoy the magnificent views of Cho Oyu, Gokyo Ri, and other high Himalayas. Overnight at guest house in Thaknak. 

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/guest house
    • Place: Thaknak
    • Altitude: 4,750m
  • Day 12 Trek from Thaknak to Cho La to Dzongla (4,830m), 7 to 8 hrs, trek:

    Today, we trek to the Cho La Pass. ChoLa pass is also another highlight of this trip. Today is going to be one of the toughest days. The pass is not itself difficult but it is steep and involves a glacier traverse on the eastern side. We need to be careful as the trail is vertical and the rocks glazed by ice add trouble to the trekkers making the trail slippery. Our trail climbs through a ravine and a rocky trail. So, we climb up continuously up from Phedi. We trek through the side of a frozen lake while we come to the top of the pass decorated with prayer flags. We need to pass through some crevasses before we reach Dzongla, another beautiful place with a complete view of Mt. Cholatse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Lobuche peak and the Pheriche village far below. Overnight at guest house in Dzongla. 

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/guest house
    • Place: Cho La to Dzongla
    • Altitude: 4,830m
  • Day 13 Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche 4,900m), 4 to 5 hrs trek:

    Today, we head for Lobuche. We climb down from Dzongla. Upon crossing a bridge, we transverse through grassy trail, enjoying the view of Lobuche Peak we stretch up eventually through a ridge. The mountains of Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Thamserku and Taboche are seen looming prominently. Curving round through the wide gravelly river bed, we reach Lobuche. Overnight at guest house in Lobuche. 

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/guest house
    • Place: Lobuche
    • Altitude: 4,900m
  • Day 14 Trek Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170m) to EBC (5,364m) and back to Gorak Shep, 9 hrs trek:

    The trail to Gorak Shep goes ahead through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We pass through the pyramid sign post. Ahead on the trail we see crest of north ridge of Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, etc. A small ascent would take us to Thangma Riju from where we perceive 360 degree vista of snowy mountains. Climbing steeply up to the top through the torrent of Changri Glacier, we catch our first glimpse of Kala Patthar, a grey-green knoll beneath the Mt. Pumori. As we reach Gorak Shep, we will find snow-capped mountains looming all around us including the top of the world - Mt. Everest. After a brief lunch and rest, we take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake. Continuing straight ahead, we come through the Indian army mountaineers' memorials. Only upon reaching the Everest Base Camp do we really appreciate the Everest climbers who brave the hazardous route through the Khumbu icefall. Mountaineer's tents stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray surroundings (especially in the spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori are the mountains we can view from the base camp. Everest actually is not visible from here. Back to Gorak Shep for Overnight stay. 

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/guest house
    • Place: Gorak Shep to EBC
    • Altitude: 5,170m,5,364m
  • Day 15 Hike to Kala Patthar (5,545m) then to Lobuche (4,900m), 6 to 8 hrs trek:

    We start early in the morning to catch the dramatic views from Kala Patthar witnessing the first light of day shining on Mt. Everest. However, we need to get prepared for an early morning, dark and cold temperature (-10 to -14 C) departure beforehand. Further, there is always the potential of chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself emerging between the west shoulder crest and Nuptse. During the ascent to Kala Patthar we can pause to catch our breath at several outstanding view points to snap pictures. After several hours of ascent, we will be Kala Patthar. From this juncture, we scramble to climb the rocky outcrop near to the summit marked by cairns and prayer flags. As we reach the top, we sit on the Kala Patthar where our eyes rook taking in the unbelievable Himalayan Panorama, wandering from one mighty massif to another. We take as many pictures as we can and take the in view with our mind's eye to last lifetime. Trek back to Gorak Shep, have a breakfast and trek down to Lobuche. Overnight at Guest house in Lobuche. 

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/guest house
    • Place: Kala Patthar to Lobuche
    • Altitude: 5,545m,4,900m
  • Day 16 Trek from Lobuche to Kongma La (5,535m) to Chhukung (4,730m), 6 to 7 hrs trek:

    From Lobuche, we pass through Khumbu Glacier. Climbing up we reach Kongma La. There is a Pyramid shaped Italian Research Centre at just over 5,000m. We enjoy the views of the wide basin dotted with frozen lakes. Again we enjoy the marvelous views of Cholatse, Pokalde, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu and Ama Dablam. Then we turn and walk through the stony trail. While descending down the Niyang Khola valley, we enjoy the great views of Amphu Lapcha Pass and Island Peak. Trekking further we get to Chukkung. Overnight at guest house in Chukkung. 

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/guest house
    • Place: Kongma La to Chhukung
    • Altitude: 5,535m,4,730m
  • Day 17 Trek from Chhukung to Tengboche (3,860m), 5 to 6 hrs trek:

    Chhukung is also the starting point for the Island Peak Climbing. Now we are getting closer to the Himalayan civilization of the Khumbu Region. The Imja Khola joins the Dudh Koshi River a little above the Pangboche Village. There is a famous monastery at Pangboche believed to have been the oldest in the Khumbu region. From Pangboche, we descend down the alpine desert and back into greenery of pine forests. The path leads to a steep uphill climb into Tengboche. We pay our visit to the famous Tengboche Monastery. Overnight at guest house in Tengboche. 

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/guest house
    • Place: Tengboche
    • Altitude: 3,860m
  • Day 18 Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazzar, 5 to 6 hrs trek:

    From Tenboche, we make a steep descent and the trail leads us back along the Dudh Kosi River. We keep a lookout for wild life such as mountain goats also known as Himalayan Thar, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc., while passing through the forest by the trail. After passing a Chorten, we reach the army camp at of Namche Bazaar where we want to take a long last look back to Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche. The final steep climb traverses the hill side taking us to Namche Bazaar. We take a nice hot shower and have very relaxed sleep in our cozy room in Namche Bazaar. 

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/guest house
    • Place: Namche Bazzar
  • Day 19 Trek from Namche Bazzar to Lukla, 6 to 7 hrs trek:

    The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk slowly and under control as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries the trail becomes more level and natural. By today we start to get warmed up by the light breeze. Any remaining sore throats and colds will be gone by today as we pass through this charming mountain air. Although we are travelling the same route down, we feel completely different views. We snap a mixture of open plains, rhododendron and pine forests, and in the distance snow covered peaks. We walk through the Sherpa villages' noticing impressive faith in Buddhism and culture of prayer stones and prayers flag while we walk through the villages. Upon arrival in Lukla, check in to a comfortable hotel for a cozy stay. Overnight at hotel or guest house.  

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/guest house
    • Place: Lukla
  • Day 20 flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, 35 minutes:

    After breakfast, we take a scenic flight to Kathmandu, enjoy the last minute views of the high Himalayan ranges including top of the world. The early morning flight to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel, rest of the time will be rest and relax. In the evening, join a fare well dinner and celebrate your great trek to Everest three passes with one of our team leaders and your trekking crew. Overnight at hotel. 

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/guest house
    • Place: Kathmandu
  • Day 21 Final departure:

    After breakfast, normally we drop you to international airport for your flight back to home. If your flight is in the afternoon or evening then we will make you busy doing some sightseeing or last minute shopping. Final transfer to airport is included even it is in the mid night.