Everest Three High Passes Trekking - 19 Days Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m).

    Upon on your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport we will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. After an opportunity to rest and refresh, we will meet you in the evening to brief you about your trip. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Day 2 Fly to Lukla (2,800m) & trek to Phakding (2,652m), 3-4 hrs walk.

    Early morning flight to Lukla, a 40 minute scenic flight. We will provide you breakfast in Lukla. While you are eating breakfast our guide will divide the baggage to be carried by the porters. From Lukla we will pass through Sherpa villages before reach Phakding. This is the first day of your trek; we will hike only 3 to 4 hours. After you arrive in Phakding you could explore Phakding village. Overnight at Phakding.

  • Day 3 Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m), 6-7 hrs walk.

    After breakfast in Phakding, we will continue our Three Pass trek crossing five suspension bridges over the Dudh Kosi river. We will register your permit number and group details at the National Park office in Monjo, the entrance gate for Sagarmatha National Park. After crossing the Hilary suspension bridge we will ascend the trail to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the center of the Khumbu region where many small shops can be found. Overnight at Namche.

  • Day 4 Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.

    Green Valley Nepal Treks suggests one day for acclimatization to adjust for high altitude. You will have a full day at your leisure to explore the shops in Namche Bazaar or hike to the Everest View Hotel for your first view of Mt. Everest and a panorama of major peaks in the region. If this is a Saturday, you can visit the colorful market of Namche where people shop, exchange and sell their goods. Also you can visit the Sherpa Museum, where you will learn about the Sherpa culture and the history of mountaineering on Mt. Everest. Back to the hotel for overnight.

  • Day 5 Trek to Thame, (3,800m), 3 to 4 hours.

    At Namche Bazaar we separate from the traditional Everest Base Camp route and walk 3-4 hours to Thame village. Situated along the route which historically led to the Tibetan border, Thame is the oldest village of the Sherpa people. About 150m above the town is the Thame Gompa, a charming Buddhist monastery. Overnight at Thame.

  • Day 6 Trek to Marlung, (4,137m), 4 to 5 hours.

    From Thame the trail heads north to Thame Teng and on through several small villages such as Chanakpa, Taranga, crossing through yak fields to reach Marulung village where we will spend the night at a mountain teahouse.

  • Day 7 Trek to Lungdeng (4,600m), 3 to 4 hours.

    Trek through the isolated hillsides to reach Lungdeng where we will overnight at a basic mountain teahouse.

  • Day 8 Trek to Renjo- La (5,465m) to Gokyo Lake (4,800m).

    Crossing Renjo La is a difficult day due to the altitude. Normally the weather is clear from March to May and from September to November when the prospects for favorable conditions are excellent. Enjoy outstanding views from the top of Renjo La including breathtaking views of the world’s highest peaks, Mt. Everest 8,848m, Makalu 8,463m, Lhotse 8,516m and Cho Oyo 8,201m. Careful walking is required as the trail sharply descends to Gokyo. Overnight at Gokyo.

  • Day 9 Relax Day at Gokyo.

    After crossing Renjo La, you will spend a relaxing day at Gokyo. Rest or explore the lakes and enjoy the views of Mt. Everest and Cho-Oyu. You can also see the northern part of Cho-Oyu base camp and the biggest glacier in the world, Ngozumba Glacier. Back to the hotel for overnight.

  • Day 10 Hike to Gokyo RI (5,330m), and trek to Thaknak (4,750m), 7-8 hrs.

    Early morning hike up to Gokyo Ri for a spectacular view of the sunrise. Here you will be rewarded with outstanding views of Mt. Everest and surrounding Himalayan scenery. Back to Gokyo for breakfast. Then trek to Dragnag passing by the second lake and an unforgettable walk across the Ngozumba Glacier. Overnight in Dragnag.

  • Day 11 Trek to Cho-la Pass (5,367m) to Dzongla (4,850m), 5-6 hrs walk.

    Another long day of trekking to cross the Cho La pass. Many trekkers cross Cho La; the pass is not difficult, but it is steep and involves a glacier crossing on the eastern side. After completing the pass, we descend to Dzonglha with outstanding views of Cholatse Peak (6,335m). Overnight in Dzonglha.

  • Day 12 Trek to Gorakshep (5,160m), 5-6 hrs walk.

    We continue our trek along the moraine of the Khumbu glacier with views of Kalapathar and Pumori. The rocky trail to Gorak Shep offers views of Pumori, Everest Base Camp, and glaciers with beautiful mountain views. We enjoy the night at Gorak Shep.

  • Day 13 Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,357m) and return to Lobuche for overnight. 6 to 7 hrs.

    After breakfast at Gorak Shep we will continue our trek towards the Everest Base Camp with views of the famous Khumbu Icefall. The hike is fairly strenuous due to the high altitude and thin air. The walk passes over rocky dunes and streams until you reach Base Camp where outstanding photo opportunities are plentiful. Return to Gorak Shep, then continue trekking to Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche.

  • Day 14 Lobuche - Kongma La (5,535m) - Chhukung (4,730m): 8-10 hrs.

    After breakfast in Lobuche, we begin the trek by crossing the Khumbu Glacier (2 hours) and then climb the canyon to ascend Kongma La (5,535m). The glacier crossing and ascent up Kongma La is a difficult trek, but well worth the views of the surrounding peaks once reaching the summit. Descend into the Imja Khola valley hiking from Chhukung to Dingboche with views of Ama Dablam (6,856 m). Overnight at Dingboche.

  • Day 15 Trek to Tyangboche (3,867m), 4-5 hrs walk.

    Easy walk downhill to a lower elevation. After the bridge, our route follows the stream towards Pangboche village and further down the valley to Tengboche where the famous Tengboche Monastery is located. Overnight stay at a teahouse situated beneath the tall, magnificent peak, Ama Dablam.

  • Day 16 Trek to Monjo ((2,680M), 5-6 hrs walk.

    After breakfast, we trek downhill to Phunkethanga a small settlement with a couple of teahouses. From here the trail leads through the rhododendron forest, and after crossing the local wooden bridge over the Dudh Koshi river, we climb to Sanasa. From Sanasa we descend to Namche Bazaar, then trek further down the valley to Monjo for an overnight stay.

  • Day 17 Trek to Lukla (2,800m), 6-7 hrs walk.

    After breakfast in Monjo, we trek back to Lukla enjoying the pleasant green scenery and passing through picturesque Sherpa villages. Finally, the trail leads you back to Lukla. After arriving in Lukla you will have time to celebrate the completion of your trek.

  • Day 18 Fly back to Kathmandu (1,300m).

    After an early morning flight to Kathmandu, our guide will transfer you to your hotel. You will have time to relax after the long journey, catch your breath, and rest at your hotel before completing your Himalayan adventure with us.

  • Day 19 Final Departure from Kathmandu or onward for next destination.

    After breakfast, rest and relax or take time to catch up on last minute gift shopping for your family and friends. We will transfer you to Kathmandu International Airport for your departure to your next destination.