Lukla-Thame-Renjo La/Goko-Tsola La/Everest-Khongma La
Max Altitude :
High pass/Trek/ explore Himalaya flora and Fauna/ Adventures.
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Trip Route :
Kathmandu, Lukla, Thame, Gokyo, Everest Base camp, and Kathmandu
Best Season :
Feb to May/Sept to Nov
The most famous trek route in the world and the once in a lifetime experience for stunning beauty of the nature and the magnificent close-up views of the 1st highest Mount Everest, Lhotse stands at 8516m, making it the fourth highest mountain in the world. Similarly Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Lobuche, Kangteka, Ice Land peak, Thamserku, Amadablam, Twache, Khumbutse, Lingtren, Kongde Ri, are the main attractive snow mountains of this region. These mountains lead through Sherpa villages, forests of fir and rhododendron and across high suspension bridges. The exciting trek to the Lukla begins with a 31 minutes mountain flight to the Lukla from Kathmandu.
Strenuous trek of the 2nd day leads you to colorful, bustling market of the Namche bazaar with traders from surrounding villages and as far as Tibet, and our ultimate destination Tengboche offers you the sensational views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. Climbing above the tree line to cross alpine pastures and glacial moraine you eventually reach Base Camp, high on the Khumbu Glacier. The highlight of this trek includes the 360 degree vista of awe-inspiring mountains. The personal sense of achievement that many experience at the end of their trek is the memory unforgettable. Spending additional day in Tengboche, we retrace our route and fly back to Kathmandu.
According to legendary history of Kirat, there were 16 Kirat brothers called Shorha Khambu, they were ruled over this land and used to bring their Sheep to grazing and hunting of deers around these Khumbu valley before Sherpa come from Riu Kharta valley of Tibet. Thus the word of Khumbu was changed from Shorha Khambu to Solukhumbu. It has been 300 years since Sherpa People came from Tibet to this place and habited into this valley. Before knowing the Mt. Everest or Nepali Name Sagarmatha, Mt. Everest had local name by Kirant and Sherpa used to call ''Chomolungma'' Baburam Acharya (1888–1971) was a Nepalese historian and literary scholar who coined the name Sagarmatha for the mountain better known as Mount Everest or Chomolungma. It was 1841 when an obscure peak in the Himalayas was recognized as the tallest mountain in the world by a British survey team led by Sir George Everest, and whom Mount Everest was named after in 1865. Today, climbers from across the world attempt to scale its mighty face.
Views from Everest Base Camp
Vibrant and colorful centre hub in the Himalayan region :Namche Bazaar
Everest Base Camp and magnificent views of the Mt. Everest
Staying in mountain tea houses
Sherpa villages and gompas
Incredible mountain flight in and out of Lukla
Views of Island Peak, Lhotse, Ama Damlam
The vibrant, colorful, chaotic city of Kathmandu
Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1334m/4376ft)
Today is your arrival day in Kathmandu from your home. We welcome to you a small Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal. Our Company representatives will receive you at Tribhuwan International Airport, and drop you to your hotel with some important brief for the further preparation of three pass trek. [Overnight at Kathmandu]
Day 2 : Explore in Kathmandu
Today we will tour in Kathmandu valley's cultural heritage site, which are enlisted by UNESCO world heritage site in 1979. The Buddhist and Hindu monument of medieval period of creations are worth seeing to know about Nepal. [Overnight in Kathmandu]
Day 3 : Kathmandu to fly Lukla and trek to Pkhading 30minute (2,610m/8,563ft) 3hrs
We fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (Tenzing-Hillary Airport) at early morning, 30 minutes scenic flight then Trek to the Phakding. [Overnight at Phakding]
Day 4 : Pkhading to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,290ft) 6hrs
After our breakfast we trek to NamcheBazar following Dudhkosi River with narrow valley via, Manjo and Sagarmatha National park check post with processing of official documents as rules of National Park authority and have lunch at Jorshalle. We cross over suspension bridge. We will gently climb up through Pine forest some point of half way up to the rest place you may see a glimpse of Mt. Everest. We continue walking about 1:30 hrs and arrive at NamcheBazar. [Overnight at NamcheBazar]
Day 5 : Rest day at Namche Bazaar
Today is rest day at Namche; an enjoying time as well as taking hike purpose to support acclimatization, where Namche has perfect height for hike around to Everest view point for scenery of Everest –Nuptse-Lhotse and Amadablam with range of smaller peaks. It is important to visit museum of great interest that provides you with much information of Khumbu valley Sherpa, landscapes, flora and fauna with history of mountaineering around Khumbu area. In the afternoon we explore around streets of Namche bazaar. [Overnight at NamcheBazar]
Day 6 : Namche Bazaar to Theme (3,800m/12467ft) 6hr
Leaving the Namche Bazaar to the west we pass across the forest of rhododendron, pine and juniper. The region is home to many wild animals and medicinal herbs. We pass the Gonglha and Phurte villages where Yak and Chauri, are seen grazing on either side of our route. Nextly we pass Kyajo River and then we arrive at Thamo having settlements of Sherpa people. The highlights of the trek include magnificent views of Kongderi peak, Teng Kangpoche peak, to the west. The experience of being so close to such awesome mountains, its purity and spirituality is something you will never forget. The friendly Sherpa people with their unique religion and culture are another attraction of this trip. You will have many opportunities to meet, interact and befriend them. You can try their salty butter tea in tea houses or indulge in sipping a glass of Chang, homemade raw beer. Brightly-colored prayer flags fluttering in the breeze and beautifully-carved Mani stones are the common sights along the trail and hillside.
From Thamo we take gentle up path and take a straight flat trail till Bhotekoshi before climbing up for 200m to Thame. A long walk till Thame is worth for the spectacular views of all surrounding Himalayas. On the west we see Teng Kangpoche, Panayo, Pigphera and some part of Tashi Lapcha and to the east Tamserphu (68080m), Kang Tega (6779m), Charpate himal, and Kusum Kangguru (6369m). Three hundred years old Tibetan Gumpa is situated at Thame at the bottom of the huge mountain. It is the third most important Gumpa of the Everest region after Tengboche and Khumjung Gumpas.
Day 7 : Theme to Lungdeng (4,470m/14,665ft) 4hrs
The easy trek including two or more crossing of the Bhotekoshi itself range along the River passing the Sherpa village, taking the glimpse of lifestyle of Sherpa people and their culture we reach the Lungdeng. The dry landscapes are encountered on the way. The trek is awarded with the beautiful views of the high peaks on the Tibetan side. And if we wished to travel to the northwest, Tibetan people with yaks lodged with supplies are found heading to Namche Bazaar to sell their goods. Thame is situated at an important junction along the old trade route to and from Tibet via the Nangpa La Pass.
Day 8 : Rest Day
Lungdeng is only one way to the Tibet border Nangpai La, where Tibetan used to bring by Yaks caring Himalayan salts and Tibetan local productions to sell at Namche Bazaar. Today we explore along valley on the way to Tibet border side, with Blue Sheep, Yak grazing around peaceful land for acclimatize. [Overnight at Lungdeng]
Day 9 : Lungdeng to Gokyo(4750m/15583ft) 8-9hrs
From Lungdeng we follow the ascended trail and we come across the beautiful Renjo La. We leave the Renjo lake on our right and again climb up a comparatively difficult trails enjoying the attractive views of the Dargkya peak to reach the Renjo pass (5435m/17831ft).The high-altitude trail leads across the 3 or 4 glaciers accompanied with the spectacular scene of the Mt. Everest, Mt Cho-Oyu and Renjo range before arriving at Gokyo lake, with its festival of beautiful turquoise lakes and moonscape like glaciers. Gokyo is the typical high altitude seasonal settlements used by the Sherpa to raise livestock and grow barley and potatoes. From here we’ll have gorgeous views of Cholatse, Tawboche, Kangtega, and Thamserku. A variety of day hikes are possible on this rest day for acclimatization with the beautiful views of Everest from Gokyo Ri. [Overnight at Gokyo]
Day 10 : Explore day at Gokyo
Today is explore day, So we will climb to the Gokyo Ri (5360m/17585ft), which is located to the west from Gokyo Lake, standing like sustaining horse for someone waiting to climb. It will take approximately 3 hrs slowly to the top, may bring you breathtaking panorama views such as first highest Peak Mt. Everest (8,848m/29028ft), fifth highest peak Mt. Makalu (8463m/ 27766ft) and tranquil Gokyo lake. We also hike to the fourth and fifth Lakes. The 4th lake is located 3 km north of Gokyo, which has remarkable high cliffs and Himalaya peaks rising above it. We continue to walk till 5th lake. Certain climb will take you to guarantee the remarkable views of 6th highest peak Cho Oyu(8201m / 26906ft) , Gyachung Kang, 1st highest peak MT. Everest (8848m / 29028ft), 4th highest peak Lhotse (8516m / 27940ft), Nuptse and 5th highest peak Mt. Makalu. Nevertheless, the spot is called Scoundrel's viewpoint one of the best view point. Alongside if you hike northern part of 5th lake we can see the base camp of Cho Oyu and Ngazumpa Glacier, the biggest glacier in the world and then walk back to Gokyo. [Overnight at Gokyo]
Day 11 : Gokyo to Thgna (4900m/16076ft) 5hrs
As we set on our trek on this day, a beautiful lake at height 4580m welcomes our trip and then a straight trail on the frozen Ngozumpa glacier, the largest in Nepal, which is really exciting and lifetime experience. Now we are trekking almost at 4500m above the sea level. The journey sounds exciting itself despite some difficulty which might be encountered as a result of the cold climate. [Overnight at Thgna]
Day 12 : Thgna to Dznglha (4843m/15889ft) 8hrs
550m difficult accend from the Thagna brings you right in front of the Cho la. The trail then follows the difficult but exciting steep up path which leads over the Cho la pass (5420m). We follow next the trail lapped in the snow capped mountains and the straight and descending path. On this walk we enjoy the views of Lobuche (6145m), Awi peak (5054m), and Chola col (5690m). Dzanghla is a high altitude pasture directly beneath the striking north wall of Cholatse. To the west of Dzanghla, the large, still lake reflects the beauty and peace of the region. [Overnight at Dznglha]
Day 13 : Dznglha to Gorakshep (5288m/17349ft) 5hrs
We hike a trail through the moraine of Khumbu, high above Tsholo Lake and rejoin the main Everest trail. It requires 2 and half hours of hiking along the rocky fields and glacial fragments at the edge of the Khumbu Glacier. The next stop; Gorakhshep arrives after the high pass over the Khumbu glacier and the frozen snow peak are the frequent seen all along the path. Gorakshep is nestled under the snow-coned summit of Pumori (7145m/23,442 ft) and the sheer west face of Nuptse (7896m/25,850 ft). If you choose to attempt the hike up to Kala Patar and Base camp(5420m, 3-4 hours round trip), you will be rewarded with the best view of Mt. Everest. [Overnight at Gorakshep]
Day 14 : Explore day Everest base camp and Kalapattar
Today we hike to Everest base camp(5380m/17650ft) it will take 4 hours with beautiful views of Mt. Pumori(7145m/23,441ft), Lingtren(6697m/21912ft), Khumbutse(6640m/21,874ft)
Day 15 : Gorakshep to Lobuche (4940m/16207ft) 3hrs
The 3 hours descent down to the Lobuche is worth along the rocky fields and glacial fragments at the edge of the Khumbu Glacier and the spectacular views of the snow capped mountains on all sides. Relatively easy trails along the edge of Khumbu Glacier with its intriguing 15-meter-high of ice, a feature unique to Himalayan glaciers, offers you the view of Nuptse, Lingtren, Khumbutse, Pumari and Lobuche. A small hike to Kalapattar provides you the best views of Mt. Everest.
Day 16 : Lobuche to Chhunkung (4730m/15518ft) 8-9hrs
After crossing the Khumbu glacier, we take a difficult climb till Kongma La(5535m/18159ft).The highlights of the trek are the spectacular views of Mt. Everest- highest peak of the world, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, and Chhukung peaks. The trail now takes you down to Chhukung providing you the stunning beauty of the Imja glacier. [Overnight at Chhukung]
Day 17 : Chhungkung to Pangboche (3985m/13074ft) 5hrs
Gentle descend begins today’s trek along Imja River on the northern side. The close up views of Amadablam (6856m/22493ft), Thamsherku (6,808m/28,241ft), Tawboche (6,542m/21,463ft), and Chholatse (6440m/21128ft) doesn’t make you feel the tiredness of the day walk till you arrive at the flat Dinboche. The place is facilitated with the helicopter rescue to the weak trekker and the trail leads ones. Crossing the Lhobuche River a slight descend to the Pangboche offers you the beautiful views of the high Himalayas and the occasionally seen Musk deer, Pheasant Danfe, and Yak. A stop at the beautiful Sherpa village gives you a chance to have a glimpse at the lifestyle and culture of the local people. [Overnight at Pangboche]
Day 18 : Pangboche to Namche Bazer (3420m/11220ft) 7hrs
A short walk of two and half hours to Tengboche encounters the large rock extending till the Imja River at the welcome gate of the Pangboche where the deceased souls of the Khaling people are believed to rest after the death. Dingboche a beautiful Sherpa village is the next in our destination and the Tengboche where we can visit a nunnery a Nyingma-pa institution. Five minutes ahead of the nunnery are small watersheds in the middle of the rectangular stone and a stone grinder. This holds the high religious importance for the Kirat Bahing people. Kirat people worshipped the place in respect of their deceased forefathers. A short walk arrives at the Tengboche which is the main highlight of the trek for close up stunning views of the roof of the world Mt. Everest and Amadablam and views down three valleys. It’s probably the best location on the whole trip Tengboche that hosts a famous festival Manirimdu during the month of November. Tengboche Monastery-the spiritual center of the Khumbu, a training center for new monks. The area is considered holy. Nothing can be hunted or killed. Tengboche has the high scenic treasures like AmaDablam and Mount Everest in the background that impresses all visitors.
The trail follows along the Dhudh Koshi traversing across the pine forest. A gentle ascent after crossing the Dudhkoshi arrives at the Namche Bazaar along with enjoying the wild animals like Jharal (mountain goat ), Musk deer, and Danfe. [Overnight at Namche Bazaar]
Day 19 : Namche Bazaar to Phakding (2652m/8700ft) 5hrs
Return back to the Phapding takes a gentle descent. Heading through Pine and cedar woods along the Dudh Kosi we will encounter yak caravans carrying trekking and equipment and supplies towards base camp. These wonderful beasts creating mobile roadblocks, or virtual avalanches on downhill stretches, are a feature of all treks in the Everest region. It is also possible to see musk deer, Himalayan Tahar and Picka, if you sit quietly on the River banks. [Overnight at Phakding]
Day 20 : Phakding to Lukla (2800m/9186ft) 3hrs
As we return on the same route we get one more chance to observe the magnificent views of the some highest peaks of the world, a life time experience. You get the jungle views, mountain bear, and Red panda. Lukla is one of the flight destinations where there is air travel facility. You can even reserve the Helicopter. You get the best facility of hotel. Kongde Ri in northwest is one of the best views from here. [Overnight at Lukla]
Day 21 : Lukla to fly Kathmandu (1334m/4376ft) 30 minute
After a grand experience on high Khumbu valley with wonderful adventure we get ready to fly back to Kathmandu, morning walk to Tenzing-Hillary air terminal where short spectacular flight brings you into city life of Kathmandu with transfer back to your hotel. In your leisure time you may do shopping for your friends and families, beside that if you want to explore world heritage site of Kathmandu, our company provides services which cost extra that will be chargeable for these programs. As mentioned above, our company will drop you at airport for your return to home, with further planning of re visit of Nepal for next activities.
Day 22 : Departure to Home
We head to airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. Our journey and services in Nepal ends from today for this trip, Visit Nepal Treks and Expedition Pvt.Ltd representative will drop you to Airport for your best memorable glance of Himalayan. Meanwhile, if you have some negative experiences that knowingly and unknowingly, we request to you remove it from your mind before leaving Nepal and carry beautiful memories with hope of your good life and prosperity with hope that you have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal
Welcome & welfare dinner, Airport pickup and drops.
Domestic two way flight tickets Kathmandu-Lukla/Lukla-Kathmandu.
Kathmandu (hotel 3 star category).
Accommodation in the trekking (basic lodge, tea houses).
All meals (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner) indicated by the itinerary during trek.
All taxes. National Park fee & Permits, Comprehensive medical kit/Duffel/trekking bags.
Gov. License holder best experienced English speaking licensed guide
Porter service (two trekker's one Porter) Excess baggage 15 kg luggage allowance.
Guide, Sherpa & Porter salary, equipment, food and teahouse.
Insurance for Guide, Porter and field staffs.
What's not included
Drinks, tip and expenses of personal nature
Extra expenses due to nature and unforeseen events
Hot and cold Drinks.
Nepal Visa fee
All foods and beverages other than on the itinerary.
Personal Expenses (Laundry Service, Phone Calls, Battery Charge, Bar bills, Hot Shower Boiled water etc.)
Tips for guide, Sherpa, Porters and driver.
Good to Know
Note: If you want more activities such as Tour or special explore of World cultural heritage site of Kathmandu valley, Chitwan and birth place of Lumbni let us know by our email email@example.com before your trekking start or after complete your trekking if you have extra time utilization in Nepal. Important Note:
Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Visit Nepal Treks and Expedition Pvt.Ltd. Please note that our leader and Guide have the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The Leader and Guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required of the conditions. And we highly recommend to all clients to have travel insurance. Additional Information
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