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Three Passes Trek With Everest Base Camp

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Everest Region
20+ booked
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Duration
19 days
Highest Elevation
5,545m / 18,192ft
Ages
0 yrs
Season
Spring/Autumn

Tour Overview

The Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek with the Three Passes is a challenging and exhilarating adventure that takes you through some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world. The journey begins in Lukla, Nepal, where you'll fly into the Tenzing-Hillary Airport, famously known as one of the most dangerous airports in the world. From there, you'll trek through picturesque Sherpa villages, lush forests, and across high mountain passes, immersing yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the region.

The highlight of the EBC trek with the Three Passes is, of course, the Everest Base Camp itself. Located at an altitude of 5,364 meters (17,598 feet), it offers awe-inspiring views of the mighty Everest and its surrounding peaks. Standing at the base camp, you'll feel a sense of achievement and admiration for the brave climbers who have scaled the world's highest peak. It's an incredible experience to witness the sheer magnitude and beauty of the Himalayas up close.

The Three Passes—Renjo La Pass, Cho La Pass, and Kongma La Pass—are the major challenges of this trek. These high-altitude passes offer stunning panoramic views but require physical fitness and acclimatization. Crossing each pass is a test of endurance and determination, as you navigate through rocky terrains and snow-covered trails. The feeling of accomplishment upon conquering each pass is indescribable, making the trek all the more rewarding. With every step, you'll be surrounded by magnificent snow-capped peaks,

Tour Highlights

  • Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region
  • Trekking through Sherpa villages and experiencing their unique culture
  • Breathtaking views of Everest and surrounding peaks from Everest Base Camp
  • Crossing three high-altitude passes: Renjo La Pass, Cho La Pass, and Kongma La Pass
  • Challenging and rewarding trekking experience
  • Immersion in the stunning Himalayan landscapes
  • Glacial lakes and picturesque valleys
  • Sense of accomplishment upon conquering each pass
  • Close encounters with the world's highest mountains
  • Rich cultural heritage of the region

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive In Kathmandu (1400m) And Transfer To The Hotel
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be greeted with a warm Nepali welcome and transferred to your comfortable hotel. You'll have the opportunity to rest and recover from your journey, soak in the vibrant atmosphere of the city, and prepare for the adventure ahead.
Day 2: Fly From Kathmandu/Ramechhap To Lukla (2840m) & Trek To Phakding (2800m)
After a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, you'll start your trek to Phakding. The scenic journey offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas and introduces you to the stunning landscapes of the Everest region.
Day 3: Trek From Phakding To Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
Today's trek takes you to Namche Bazaar, the bustling heart of the Khumbu region. You'll traverse beautiful forests, cross suspension bridges, and enjoy your first glimpse of the towering Everest peaks.
Day 4: Acclimatization Day At Namche Bazaar, Hike To Khumjung Valley
Take a well-deserved break in Namche Bazaar, allowing your body to acclimatize to the high altitude. You'll embark on a hike to Khumjung Valley, where you can explore the local culture and enjoy panoramic mountain views.
Day 5: Trek From Namche Bazaar To Thame (3,820m)
Your trek continues as you head to Thame, a charming village known for its cultural richness. Along the way, you'll pass picturesque landscapes and perhaps catch a glimpse of the Himalayan wildlife.
Day 6: Trek From Thame To Murlung (4,210m)
As you trek to Murlung, you'll gradually gain altitude while immersing yourself in the pristine beauty of the Himalayan wilderness. This remote part of the trek offers a sense of solitude and serenity.
Day 7: Trek From Murlung To Gokyo (4,790m) Via Renjo La Pass (5,340m)
Prepare for a challenging but rewarding day as you cross Renjo La Pass. The panoramic views from the pass are awe-inspiring, and you'll descend to Gokyo, a serene lakeside village nestled in the high Himalayas.
Day 8: Acclimatization Day, Hike From Gokyo To Gokyo Ri (5,300m) And Back To The Gokyo
Today is a rest day with an optional hike to Gokyo Ri. The breathtaking sunrise views from this vantage point are worth the effort. You'll have time to relax and enjoy the tranquility of Gokyo.
Day 9: Trek From Gokyo To Thagnak (4,750m)
Your journey continues as you trek to Thagnak, surrounded by towering peaks. The stark beauty of the terrain and the pristine glacial lakes make this a memorable leg of your adventure.
Day 10: Trek From Thagnak To Zungla (4,620m) Via Cho La Pass (5,330m)
Crossing Cho La Pass is an exhilarating experience. The pass provides stunning views and takes you to Zungla, a remote and rugged location that offers a true taste of the Himalayan wilderness.
Day 11: Trek From Zungla To Gorakshep (5,140m)
Today's trek leads you to Gorakshep, the last stop before Everest Base Camp. You'll be surrounded by iconic peaks, and anticipation for reaching Everest Base Camp will be at its peak.
Day 13: Trek From Lobuche To Chhukung (4,730m) Via Kongma La Pass (5,535m)
Trek from Lobuche to Chhukung (4,730m) via Kongma la Pass (5,535m) Prepare for another challenging pass as you cross Kongma La. The views from this pass are nothing short of spectacular, and you'll make your way to Chhukung, a remote and peaceful village.
Day 14: Trek From Chhukung To Pangboche (3,930m)
Today's trek takes you to Pangboche, known for its ancient monasteries and cultural significance. You'll experience the unique blend of natural beauty and rich heritage in this charming village.
Day 15: Trek From Pangboche To Namche Bazaar
You'll retrace your steps as you descend from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar, enjoying the opportunity to revisit familiar terrain and savor the vibrant atmosphere of Namche.
Day 16: Trek From Namche Bazaar To Lukla
Your trek concludes as you make your way back to Lukla, reflecting on the incredible journey you've undertaken. You'll celebrate your accomplishments with your fellow trekkers in Lukla.
Day 17: Fly From Lukla To Kathmandu & Transfer To The Hotel
A short and scenic flight takes you back to Kathmandu, where you'll have a well-deserved rest in the comfort of your hotel, reminiscing about your epic adventure in the Himalayas.
Day 18: Sightseeing Around Kathmandu Valley
Explore the rich cultural heritage of Kathmandu Valley with visits to historic temples, ancient palaces, and vibrant markets. Immerse yourself in the captivating charm of this vibrant city.
Day 19: Final Departure From Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
Bid farewell to Nepal, taking with you cherished memories of your Everest expedition. As you depart from the Tribhuvan International Airport, you'll carry the spirit of adventure and the beauty of the Himalayas in your heart.

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