Everest Base Camp Trek with three Passes trek: per person $2200
|Group size||1-15 people|
|Arrival on:||Kathmandu, Nepal|
|Meals:||Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek|
|Accommodation:||3* Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu and Teahouses during the Trek|
|Max-Altitude:||5546 m / 18,194 ft|
|Departure From:||Kathmandu, Nepal|
|Best Time to Travel||Spring-March to May
Autumn – September to November
|Transportation||Flight & Private Vehicle|
It is one of the most authentic adventure treks in Everest facilitating the crossing of 3 different high passes which are not counted on the standard Everest Trail, Renjo-La (5,388m/17,513 ft), Cho La (5,380m/17,650 ft) and Kongma La (5,535m/18,159 ft). You Go through this passes and end up going to the Everest Base Camp and the Kalapatthar; Chhukung Ri is the Highest elevation that you will conquered 5,546m.
Three major passes which can be an experience of your life time. The kongma la pass is the highest among them. Cho La pass is an icy and interesting glacier crossing of Ngozumpa before the pass, whereas, Renjo La pass is recently found by an experienced sherpas. This is a fusion of adventure and ethnic Himalayan culture at its best.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and trip preparation (1,300m/4,264ft)
Day 02 : Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m) and trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700 ft): 8km, 3-4 hrs trek
Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,284 ft): 11km, 5-6 hrs
Day 04: Acclimatization Day – Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft)
Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 10km, 5-6 hrs
Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360m/14,300ft): 9km, 5-6 hrs
Day 07: Dingboche to Chhukung (4,750m/15,580ft); Hike
Day 08: Accmatize Day at Chhukung; Chhukung Ri (5,556m) 6-7 hrs
Day 09: Chhukung to Kongmma La pass (5535m/18,159 ft), Trek to Lobuche (4940m/ 16,210 ft): 13km, 6-7 hrs
Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170m/17,594 ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5364m/17,594 ft): 6-7 hrs
Day 11: Gorak Shep to Kala patthar (5545m/18,192 ft), then to Lobuche (4940m/16,207 ft): 7km, 8-9 hrs
Day 12: Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m/15,850 ft):6km, 3-3 hrs
Day 13: Dzongla to Gokyo (4800m/15,580 ft) via Cho La Pass (5368m/17,611 ft) :6km, 7-8 hrs
Day 14: Rest Day in Gokyo: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357m/17,575 ft), tour 4th and 5th Gokyo lakes: 3-4 hrs
Day 15: Gokyo to Marlung (4210m/13,810 ft) via Renjo La Pass (5360m/17,585 ft): 11km, 7-8 hrs
Day 16: Marlung to Namche Bazaar: 15km, 5-6 hrs
Day 17: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 19km, 6-7 hrs
Day 18: Lukla to Kathmandu: 30 mins fly
Day 19: Departure or extend for extra activities…
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|Day 01:||Kathmandu Arrival and Trip Preparation (1,300m/4,264ft)
After arriving in TIA; our hospitable representative from Caravana Himalaya will welcome you with garlands and drive you to hotel.
|Day 02:||Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m) and trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700 ft): 8km, 3-4 hrs trek
After Breakfast/early breakfast/Packed Breakfast; we have 40 min flight to lukla (gateway to Everest);
We can enjoy the shining mountains, After landing in lukla we meet our other crews and get ready to trek by managing our backpacks. We start our trek with gradual descent. Within an hour we reach cheplung village from where we see glimpse of virgin mountain Mt.Khumbila (5762m/18900ft). then after we gradually descent until we reach phakding and
Overnight at guest house.
|Day 03:||Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,284 ft): 11km, 5-6 hrs:
After Breakfast we start our trek to NamcheBazar, which is one of the biggest Bazar or market in this area. We trek through beautiful pine forest, follow the path crossing rivers like Dudhkoshi, Bhotekoshi, many suspension bridge (most Important- Hilary Bridge- The first View of Everest from the Bridge) and enjoying the wildlife of forest such as ghoral, musk deer, Himalayan Thar, Blue sheep etc
Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
|Day 04:||Acclimatization Day – Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft):
Today, we have lots of things to do and explore around Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the main center and the Biggest Bazaar in the Everest region. Here we have all the facilities like ATMs, Money exchange, Internet Cafes, shops, restaurants, bars, Live music and variety of markets. If Interested one can hike to another beautiful Sherpa village Khumjung Village (3780m/12401 ft) and also visit world’s highest 5* Hotel ‘Hotel Everest View’. From here we can have clear view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam and many other peaks and mountains.
|Day 05:||Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 10km, 5-6 hrs:
After Breakfast, today we trek to Tengboche, ‘Tengboche’ means the feet of the Lord. Tengboche Monastry is the Largest Monastery in Khumbu Region. We descend the first half upto the Dudh Koshi River and then start climbing upward to have our lunch and to Tengboche.
On the trail we encounter beautiful river, flora & Fauna and also enjoy stunning mountains like Everest, Ama Dablam and so on.
Overnight at Tengboche.
|Day 06:||Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360m/14,300ft): 9km, 5-6 hrs:
After Breakfast, we trek through lust rhododendron Forest descending & ascending, we also enjoy the mountain view and picturesque Mt. Ama Dablam. We pass by Pangboche and upper Pangboche. And we climb for dingboche on the way we have our lunch at Horso or else at upper pangboche. Walking upto the dingboche we witness beautiful fields, enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, potato, buckwheat from the grazing animals and speedy wind.
Overnight at Dingboche.
|Day 07:||Dingboche to Chhukung (4,750m/15,580ft);
After Breakfast we head towards chhukung; today we have the slow and easy way to the chhukung. When we arrive to chhukung we will have our lunch there and then we hike upto chhukung-Ri for the Acclimatization as well as for the stunning Sunset, from there the we can see other mountains like Mt. Ama Dablam & Amphu Laphsa changing their colours along with the sunset as well as there we will have the view of Mt. Makalu(8,481m)
Back to Chhukung
Dinner & Overnight at Hotel.
|Day 08:||Chhukung Acclimatization Day
A second night at Chhukung is trongly recommended before setting off for the pass. You
|Day 09:||Chhukung to Lobuche (4940m/ 16,210 ft) via Kongma La Pass (5535m/18,159 ft) 7-8 hrs
Today we have to cross a Kongma La Pass so we must start our trek early, if possible before at first light from chhukung. It’s a hard trek which will take 4-5 hrs to reach top of this highest pass of our trip. A cairn, Mummy-wrapped in prayer flags, marks the pass. Now descent to lobuche is another difficult part of trek. Its again 4-5 hrs downhills with stunning surrounding views but the route is dangerous. So better eyes on route.
Dinner & Overnight at Lobuche.
|Day 10:||Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m/16,961 ft), explore EBC (5364m/17,594ft) 6-7 hrs.
Today is the day for which we have been walking/ Trekking Hard for several days. We trek upto Gorakshep and have lunch there and then to Everest Base camp (E.B.C). The is not very difficult while due to the thin air& High altitude it might be challenging. As we reach E.B.C. we can see small bright colour tents the huge mountains. We can see Nuptse, Khumbutse & Pumori standing tall, while the view of Everest is visible on the way to the E.B.C. The air is thin so we descend down to Gorakshep and overnight.
Sunset view is more delightful then sunrise from Kalapatthar. It’s a hard day trek today to E.B.C. so, it will be very challenging to visit Kalapatthar. So upon your demand we can go for incredible sunset from kalapatthar.
Dinner & Overnight at Gorakshep.
|Day 11:||Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Lobuche 6-7 hrs.
This morning we wake up early (at around 4 o’ clock) to see sunrise from kalapatthar. The temperature will be freezing cold reaching from -10 to -20’C. we can see sun’s 1st ray stretching the Top of the World, Everest. From the Top of Kalapatthar we can have 360′ degree view of Himalayas. We can enjoy the view and photos and keep praying flags in the name of your loved ones we have passed.
Dinner & Overnight at Lobuche.
|Day 12:||Lobuche to Dzongla (4,830m/15,850ft) 4-5hrs.
Today is comparatively short trek to Dzongla, which gives us time to prepare for next difficult day to cross pass. This is the only route which links Khumbu & Gokyo over the 5420m pass, and the only accommodation is at Dzongla & Tagnag, which lies opposite sides of Dzongla
Dinner & Overnight at Hotel.
|Day 13:||Dzongla to Gokyo (4800m/15,580ft) via Cho La Pass (5420m) 7-8 hrs
We start early from Dzongla to beat the clouds to the pass; as we see breathtaking surrounding views from the top. The first stage is a gentle stroll between snow peaks then seem almost close enough to touch. We can see Ama Dablam(6856m) perfectly framed as we turned while ascending to top. Top of Cho la pass is marked by a Tangle of Prayer flags at the edge of the glacier. It is easy walk on the Tagnag(4700m). The landscape gets greener & then temperature warmer as we descend & within 3-4 yrs we will reach Gokyo Valley.
Dinner & Overnight at Gokyo Valley.
|Day 14:||Rest Day at Gokyo Valley/Explore surrounding.
We rest here for a day and stroll around the valley. Here, we can explore many places if we have energy, or else hike one best place & Rest/Relax our legs. We can hike up to Gokyo Ri (5360m) from where we can see magnificent Panaromic Views of Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse, Taboche and many other peaks also Ngozumpa Glacier; the biggest glacier of the world. Gokyo is a tiny dot on the side of the moraine, & the Dudh Pokharai is a gaint green puddle which looks beautiful.
|Day 15:||Gokyo to Marlung (4210m/13,810ft) Via Renjo La Pass (5360m/17,585ft) 7-8 hrs
We start our day early as we have to go by mother pass Renjo La (5360m). the path climbs gently up, then zigzags along the Dudhpokhari. After 4 hours we reach to top from where we can see beautiful scenary of surroundings and high Himalayas Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse & Taboche e.t.c and if the skies are clear, we can see roof tops of Gokyo glinting distantly on the shore of the lake. After some hours of descend we pass by lungden (4350m) and finally to Marlung on the east bank of the Bhote Koshi.
Dinner and Overnight at Marlung.
|Day 16:||Marlung to Namche Bazaar 5-6 hrs
We descent from Marlung and follows a route used for century by traders to trade salt into Tibet. We pass by thame, Tarngga village where we can explore surrounding & Gomba, within a hour will reach Namche Bazaaar, and relax after very tired trek.
Dinner & Overnight at Namche Bazaar.
|Day 17:||Namche Bazaar to lukla (2,800m/9,186ft): 19km, 6-7 hrs:
Today After Breakfast , we trek down to Lukla passing river Dudh Koshi, And passing through the Hillary Bridge where we will have our last view of Everest. Then down hill upto Phakding, Lunch will be served on Phakding. Then we climb upto lukla
|Day 18:||Fly to Kathmandu; and Extra activities in Kathmandu:
Early morning after breakfast we take our flight to Kathmandu,
We will arrive Kathmandu; the whole day is free while you can spend some time around Kathmandu valley.
Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
|Day 19:||Departure or extend for extra activities…
After Breakfast, if your flight home is late for the evening, still you can spend last moment shopping at Thamel. And then drive up to International Airport.
· Airport pick-up and Drop in a private vehicle.
· 3 star Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast basis.
· Teahouse accommodation during the trek including Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
· Welcome & farewell Dinner (with cultural Dance show).
· Kathmandu full day city sightseeing with Guide and private Vehicle.
· All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
· Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu)
· An experienced, English-Speaking Guide or different language Speaking Guide as per the demand of the clients; government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
· Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
· Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation.
· All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (national park permit, TIMS)
· Medical Kit (carried by your trek leader)
· All government and local taxes.
· Nepal Visa on arrival at Kathmandu airport USD 25.00 per person for 15 Days.
· Airfare for International Flights.
· Entrances of Sightseeing Spots on Kathmandu.
· Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu.
· Extra personal expenses like telephone bills, Laundry service, Drinks, Tips to Guides/Driver/porters etc
· Other Expenses not mentioned above.