Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative from Namaste Nepal Trekking & Research Hub will pick you up from the airport. He will be displaying a NNTR sideboard outside the airport terminal. Transfer to the selected hotel. In the afternoon the pre-trip meeting will be held at our office. During this meeting we will introduce your trek and or tour leader/guide, so please make sure that you ask all the questions and concerns. For the meeting please make sure you bring passport,2 copies passport size photos and your travel insurance policy copy (if you haven’t sent by email before). And sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.
After breakfast, your sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley will start. You will have a professional tour guide with private vehicle. Today you will visit following cultural wonders of Kathmandu valley -
Swambhunath Stupa/Monkey temple -
Is an ancient religious architecture atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, Swayambhunath is among the oldest religious sites in Nepal. The Swayambhunath consists of a stupa and a variety of shrines and temples. A Tibetan monastery, museum and library are more recent additions. And we can see the 360-degree view of Kathmandu valley. This will be a good way to start your day with
Pashupatinath Temple -
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most important and significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world. Located on the bank of the holy Bagmati River near the airport. The major temple is strictly for Hindus only even though you are not allowed to go inside the main temple you can clearly see the temple and the activities from the other bank of the river.
Boudhanath Stupa -
Another UNESCO World Heritage site; Boudhanath another holiest sites of Kathmandu valley. It was built in the 5th century with pairs of eyes on all 4 directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings.
Patan durbar square -
City of Fine Arts Patan; The ancient royal palace of Patan faces on to magnificent Durbar Square. This concentrated mass of temples is perhaps the most visually stunning display of Newari architecture to be seen in Nepal. The historic monument which describes the oldest architecture of Nepal is Patan durbar square, Temple construction in the square went into overdrive during the Malla period (14th to 18th centuries)
Kathmandu Durbar Square -
After finished sightseeing in Patan on the way to your hotel, our driver will drop you to Kathmandu Durbar Square (only if you are staying at Thamel) from where you can walk back to Thamel through a narrow and oldest open street market of Asan. In Kathmandu durbar square you can see following -
Your adventure began here, flight from Kathmandu to Lukla only takes about 40 minutes, and you'll enjoy Nepal's iconic mountain views throughout. This flight is one of the closest mountain flight you can do in Nepal. Touch down on the narrow mountaintop runway, and your Trekking to dream EBC begins.
After your whirlwind arrival, head out on a half-day trek. You'll follow a riverside trail downhill through the Dudh Koshi Valley, passing farms, stone villages, and snow-topped mountains toward your first overnight in Phakding.
From Phakding, the route crisscrosses the pine-flanked Dudh Koshi (Milky River) river on a steel cable suspension bridge. Keep an eye out for yaks and other local wildlife that amble along the same route.
From there, the trekking path leads into Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO-listed nature reserve that is home to snow leopards and red pandas. After passing a checkpoint in Monjo to register your trekking permits, you'll begin a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. If the weather is clear, you may just catch a glimpse of Mount Everest in the distance.
After a strenuous uphill hike, you'll arrive for your overnight stop with time to shop for souvenirs or any extra gear you may need. Namche, the main trading village in the Khumbu region, is the historic meeting point for Hindu traders from the lowlands and Tibetan yak caravans. It remains a global melting-pot (and now even boasts an Irish pub!).
After yesterday's significant gain in altitude, you'll take today off to relax and acclimatize.
The tourist Capital and the biggest settlement in the Khumbu region - Namche Bazzar, well facilitated with ATMs, Internet cafes, restaurants, bakeries and lots of branded and local shops selling the daily needs. Although its rest day for acclimatization, we walk up to Khumjung village through Everest view Hotel and see beautiful views of the Himalayas including Mount Everest, Khumjung village is a brimming little town which is beautifully filled by the Sherpa community. Walking through the Sherpa village will be a unique experience to understand the real lifestyle of Sherpa people.
From Namche, the trail follows the valley, high above the Dudh Koshi River. After the acclimatization day up in Namche, you'll be ready to hit the road to Everest base camp again. As you leave Namche, you'll catch an outstanding glimpse of the Himalaya, marking the world's highest elevations.
You'll continue along the trail. There are numerous tea shops along the way, so you can stop for a cup of Nepali chiya with the view of Ama Doblom.
Finally, you'll make a steep descent over the river along yet another suspension bridge. The village of Phunki Tenga where we will stop for another mountain lunch. Load up on carbs over lunch as you enjoy the scenery. From there, you'll face another steep climb. The shady path zigzags through rhododendron forests and high-altitude vistas—keep your eyes peeled for the region's colourful mountain bird species. Finally, you'll arrive at Tengboche, home to a legendary Buddhist monastery, the largest in the Khumbu.
After having morning tea with the sunrise view over the Everest Massive, you'll now descend steeply through thick forest. You'll cross over the Imja Khola River, part of the Dudh Khosi river. From there, you'll arrive at the village of Pangboche, which is situated directly opposite Ama Dablam, one of the region's landmark summits. Because of the village's unique location, you'll be able to admire stunning and immersive views of the mountain. You'll also be able to see a gompa, or Tibetan monastery, along with sacred Buddhist mani walls.
After another few hours of trekking, you'll arrive at Dingboche, where you'll be spending the night.
After a strenuous few days of continuous climbing, your body is likely ready for a rest. Luckily, you'll have the whole day in Dingboche to relax and up for an acclimatization hike.
Head up to higher elevations along upper Dingboche, where you'll find a more traditional feel than the lower, trekker-oriented part of town, which is mostly made up of guesthouses and tea lodges. If you're up for a small day hike, you can head to an old Buddhist hermitage, known as Nangar Dzong. There's also a peak along the ridgeline called Dolma Ri which you can easily reach on foot. There, you'll find strings of bright prayer flags and a scenic viewpoint.
Today It’s an easy day! After the guesthouses on the top of Dingbuche village, the trail continues between the hills towards the herding area of Yaks. The view if Island peak, Ama Dablam and surrounding is truly breathtaking. The hidden geography of Chukhung village lies around 3 hours walk from Dingboche. until you are on the top of the Chukung ridge it stays hidden.
It’s time for another rest and gets your body Acclimatize before we head to the Kongma La pass.
On this day you can head up to the higher elevations towards the chukhung Ri or chukhung Tse. From here you can remark the stunning views of Nuptse(7861m), Everest(8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Island Peak (6189m), Ama Dablam (6814m), Taboche (6501m), and many more. Just above the top of chukhung there is memorable of Jerzy Kukuczka, a polish mountaineer who fell in arms of death while attempting Lhotse from a new route.
After taking a good rest and acclimatization you should be ready for the highest pass you would be traversing through in this journey. The trail to Kongma La Pass goes along the west of Nuptse Glassier. After crossing the stream the trail goes through the long climb up the grassy ridge. It’s mostly climbing today. After some ascents and descents, you will come across the beautiful glacial lakes. The pass is close by just above the ridge covered in prayer flags and spirituality at the altitude of 5535m.
It’s the highest among the all the passes in Everest reason. After the long and challenging walk, the views heavenly from the top. You can admire more than 20 different peaks including Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, etc.
After spending some time on the top of Kongma La pass we will head right towards the North. In a while, you will come across the massive and popular Khumbu Glaciar. It will take you about 2 hours of tiring across the glacier and the village of Lobuche is waiting for you.
After breakfast, we start our trek to Base Camp. Following a rocky moraine path, we see an icy glacial pond and icebergs down below of Khumbu glacier. After the last rocky moraine dunes, a short downhill trek brings us to Gorak Shep, a dry, sandy lakebed that sports an ominous moniker (the name means "Graveyard of Crows.") It's simple.
But you're not stopping yet. Continue on, climbing along the Khumbu Glacier at a slow but steady pace in your bid to reach Everest Base Camp. Finally, after a long day at high altitudes, the payoff arrives. Stop to take photos and relax in the world-famous threshold for all summit expeditions. After some time to admire your surroundings and wander around the camps with the climbers by the help of your guide you'll make your way back down to Gorak Shep, where you'll spend the night.
It’s time to catch the most beautiful view of the entire trek. The views from the top of Kala phatter is something to cherish for the rest of your life. You will aim to get there for sunrise view over the Everest. From Gorakshep Its up, up and up you go, until you see prayer flags and stunning views. After spending some time you will head back to Gorak Shep for breakfast and walk to the Lobuche. It’s an easy downhill walk to Lobuche, we will be saying goodbye to Everest base camp part.
From Lobuche, the trail to Dzongla moves downhill keeping the Khumbu Glassier on the right. The trail is mostly downhill with a few ascends along the way. The peak of Ama Dablam is visible on the south-east and the peak of Tabuche and Choltase keep company on the left. We will eventually cross the Cholatse Lake and move straightforward. Crossing the stream of Cholatse Khola, the village of Dzongla can be reached in a few minutes of gradual ascends.
Leaving the mesmerizing village of Dzongla is almost heartbreaking. It was being an incredibly photogenic spot with the closest view of Cholatse and Lobuche.
As we climb higher, the Chola Lake began to appear and the Cholatse give beautiful look from the west. At the same time, Ama Dablam will be saying hello from the south. The route continues to climb staying close to the rock wall. Depending on the weather, Crampons are advised tools as you will have to cross the glassier. You need to take great care here; as it can get dangerously icy. The pass is marked by prayer flags and spiritual cairns at the altitude of 5420m. From here you can take a close look of the majestic mountain peaks surrounding and glaciers. Trekking down to Thangnak is not very difficult. You will challenge ahead is Ngozumpa Glassier. This ice mass is the longest glacier in the Himalayas. The walking is tough and never-ending but the views come alongside will make you forget about it. You will cross few ponds/Lakes laying on the glassier. Continue gently up to the third lake the small settlement of Gokyo rests in tranquillity.
We start early today to Gokyo Ri (5360m) which lies above the village. The steep climb of about four hours to the top is quite strenuous and takes about 3 to 4 hours, yet rewards with one of the best Mountain View spot in Everest region. The scenery of Gokyo village, Nogzumpa Glacier, We can observe 4 of the 14 tallest mountain peaks of the world: Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu with a face to face distance. Is Magnificent! We then head back towards the valley to our lodge for breakfast. After that we'll be sightseeing around the valley a bit and spend the rest of the day immersing ourselves into the beauty of the Himalayas. And enjoy the highest bakery of the planet with the coffee shot.
We take early breakfast today to go-ahead for the final pass of the trek. Our trek goes through alongside the Gokyo Lake. After crossing the stream ahead of the Gokyo Lake we will start climbing towards the Renjo Pass. The view of Mt Everest, Lhotse and Makalu follow your sight as you carry on ahead. Again at the top of the ridge, you will be welcomed by prayer flags and cretins with incredible views. That’s a Renjola Pass at the altitude of 5340m. one of the most beautiful passes of the Himalayas. From here you can have the finest look over the Rolwaling Range, Ngozumpa Glassier and many other mountains. You will carry on ahead down south after the pass. Marlung is about 3:30 hours from the pass.
From Marlung, the trail is easy and mostly downhill with little ascends. The trail mostly moves along the Bhote Koshi river with a view of Shar and Nup Straight Ahead. Soon we will reach the village of Thame. From here we will trek through the village of Samde, Thamo and Phurte with the peaks of Thyangmoche, Lhov, Sar and Nup can be seen in the south-west, while the Thamserku, Kusur Kangru and Kyanshar fill the south-est.
Today marks your final day of trekking. The route follows the Dudhi Koshi River all the way back down to Lukla, where you'll spend your last night in the mountains. It's time for a farewell party - sample some regional chang (home-brewed rice beer) and learn some Sherpa dance steps. You have a successful trek to celebrate.
On your last morning in the mountains, you'll wake up early to catch a morning flight back to Kathmandu. The rest of the day is at your disposal. If you didn't get a chance to see the city's main sights, you'll have a chance to now. You also might want to unwind with a massage or spa treatment in Thamel. Otherwise, you have the entire capital at your fingertips for sightseeing before you depart tomorrow.
Your adventure to Nepal comes to the end today! It’s time to say goodbye to Nepal until the Next Time! Enjoy your last moments in Kathmandu, a city stroll, and-or souvenir shopping. NNTR representative will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the airport for your return flight home. On the way to your home, you have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful land of the mystic Himalayas.
For this trek, you will be staying in 3-star category hotels in Kathmandu and the best available teahouses during the trek. Nowadays in the lower elevation of Everest's reason is providing the room with attach bathrooms; we will try our best! However, teahouses in some places only have shared toilet and washing facilities. There is nothing like falling asleep after a long day on the trails to a panoramic display of mountains outside your bedroom window. On the inside, the accommodation is simple, yet clean, cosy, and functional. The rooms usually include single sized beds with comfortable sheets, pillows, and blankets. All the Accommodation for your trek and tour is twin sharing basis. If you wish to get a single supplement it will be available in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and lower elevation of the trekking area but it might be difficult to get them in higher elevations in peak seasons.
Normally Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September, October, November) are the best months for High altitude treks in Nepal. The air, freshly washed by the monsoon rain, is crystal clear, stunning mountains scenery, and the weather is still comfortably warm. Although many trekking trips into the lower altitude can be taken during winter and monsoon too, but the cold can be bitter and dangerous at the high altitude, trekking trails above 4000 meters is usually blocked by the heavy snowfall. And the trails can be slippery due to the monsoon rain, Nepal’s famous Juka (leeches) are an un-pleasant feature of the wet season, but with the care, trekking can still be possible and there are certainly fewer trekkers on the trail.
During this trip, you can enjoy traditional Nepali food, most common “Dhal Bhat” as well as many types of International (Indian, Chinese, Italian, Continental, Tibetan, etc) foods. Breakfast and Dinner we will take wherever we stay and the Lunch we will take on the way to our Destinations. A farewell dinner will be served during your stay in Kathmandu. Your all breakfasts (15 breakfasts), 13 lunches, and 14 dinners with seasonable fruits during the trek are included in this package.
Your safety is our first priority. To make your dream adventure come true and successful there will be 1 professional trekking leader/g1uide, 1 assistance trekking guide (1 assistance trekking guide for every 7 trekkers), and support staff / Sherpa porters (1 support staff for every 2 trekkers). These arrangements will make sure that if anybody on the group gets any issue (emergency return, Altitude sickness, physical damage, sickness, etc) in the middle of the trek and can’t continue rest of the group can still go ahead as planned as to the destinations.
Yes, we will organize the support staff to carry your backpack. Every single trekking package on our website includes a 1 support staff for every 2 trekkers. He can carry max 25 kg for 2 trekkers. Trekking in The Himalayas is challenging and even very harder if you are carrying your backpack by yourself. It will be much easier and enjoyable if you take support staff to carry your backpack. You can only worry about your day pack with you and enjoy every single moment of your Himalayan day with stunning scenery.
Everest 3 High Pass trekking trails have mineral water bottles available in every single guest house. They also have boiled water or filtered water everywhere along the trekking trails. Some villages also have water purification filterer systems such as Katadyn, Kent, or similar. You can also use normal water after prepared with water purification
Anything can happen anytime during the trek. All of our group leaders, guides, and assistance guides are trained for first aid, High altitude risk Management, and are prepared to deal with the most common problems or injuries you may get on a trek. Apart from that in the case of any emergency or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), your guide will let us know immediately. Namaste Nepal Trekking & Research Hub will be there for you to assist your Rescue if needed. In few places in this trek Like Machharmo, Namche Bazaar, Dingboche. There are health posts which have been serving by foreign doctors and local professionals. We will help you to get there to get treatment and get back to the capital. NNTR trekking team is ready to ensure your safety anytime during the trek even to carry you down to a safer place.
This package, you will find that most of the things are included. However, we suggest you estimate $ 10 to $15 per person per day as your miscellaneous expenses. The following are the major expenses they are extra on top of the package price. Lunches and Dinners in Kathmandu and or before start the trek: Except the welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu, your lunch and dinners are not included, from the day you start the trek everything will be included, check your quote to see which meals are included. Drinking-Water: drinking water for your entire trip is not included in our package. We are an Eco-friendly Trekking Company, we encourage you to keep mountains safe from garbage and use the reusable bottles and water purification tablets. Other Drunks: Every meal included in the itinerary comes with a cup of tea or coffee, Apart from that any of your hot/cold drinks will be your own. Overweight backpack: NNTR provides 1 support staff for every 2 trekkers, if one of your backpacks weighs more than 15 kg, you will need to pay a bit extra to compensate your porter or get another porter. Tips for your guide and support staff: Optional extra expenses on your guesthouses: Nowadays most of the famous trekking trails of Nepal have got the internet and electricity asses, it is normal for guesthouses to charge extra for wifi and battery charging, most of the guesthouse offers hot showers (or hot buckets), you will have to pay extra for the shower too.
Yes, you need to get a good travel and rescue insurance. Your safety is our major concern, we strongly recommend you to buy comprehensive travel insurance for trekking in Nepal. Your policy should cover your trek, tour, and the extra time you are going to spend in Nepal including helicopter evacuation. Trekking in Nepal can be really dangerous, especially in high altitudes. If you get any emergency we will be able to act fast when you have a good insurance policy. It’s easy to request fast for emergency assistance.
Yes, they have medicine for altitude sickness. It called Acetazolamide. It’s well known by its trade name Diamox. It’s used for prevention and the treatment of altitude sickness. As it is a prescription medicine, we are unable to provide this herein Nepal. Please talk with your doctor before you leave home. During the trek, there is some local medicine as well be available to prevent yourself from altitude sickness. Ginger Lemon Honey Tea, Garlic Soup, and Hot water are the one we believe the local medicine which can help you to avoid altitude sickness. The best medicine is to acclimatize your body and climb slow. If there any symptoms stop climbing and descend immediately. Please read our full Faq for more details about the Altitude Mountain Sickness.
We know unexpected things happen at unexpected times. If some unfortunate happens and you need to change your plans you can simply write us an email or message us. If you give us enough time we will try our best to assist your unfortunate. We can normally postpone your trip and apply your advance payment for any time in the future. The fund transfer process from Nepal to another country takes a long time because we need to prepare all the documents and take permission from the Central Bank of Nepal. That’s the main reason we encourage all of you to Postpone the trip and use the credit in the future. If you need to cancel your trip completely, we, unfortunately, are unable to give you a full refund. You will be charged by 30% of the package price as a cancellation charge.
Yes, most of the guesthouses in this Everest 3 High Pass Trek below the Dingboche have Electricity, Hot Shower, and Wifi. For the electricity, some village has Micro-Hydro station which produces enough electricity for them, above the Dingboche village, most of the guesthouses have a solar panel for the electricity. It might be difficult some time to charge your phone or the camera in case of the bad weather. Batter to have some good backup with you. For the hot shower, every guesthouse has solar Panels and the gas tankless water heater. And for the wifi, every single guesthouse is connected with Everest-Link, you can buy a various data plan and enjoy your free time with your loved once.
Trekking in the land of the mystical Himalaya is a big deal for many people around the globe. Choosing the right company and the right guide is also the big challenge you put your complete trust in a Stanger Guide for your biggest adventure. It’s not the decision to be taken lightly. We have been there and understand how important it is to have a professional and best trekking Leader or Guide for your Adventure in Nepal. We are very careful for that your guide needs to speak good English, Knowledgeable, very experienced in the field, friendly and good discussion maker. All of our group leaders and guides are highly experienced, professional, and have been selected based on their technical proficiency proven safety recodes, good judgment, patience, and awesome personalities. They easily acclimate themselves to the high altitudes with nil difficulty this is why they can provide batter services without becoming a casualty themselves. All of our guides have had many kinds of different trainings to be a professional Guide. Among them some of they are: • Trekking Guide Tanning • Tour Guide Training • First-Aid Training • Mountaineering training • High Altitude Risk Management Training • Bird Watching Training
The altitude of 3 passes are Kongma La pass (5,535m/18160ft), Cho La pass, (5,420m/17780ft) and Renjo La pass 5,340m/17520ft).
It will be ideal to take Crampons if you are trekking in the early winter, winter, and early summertime. In the Kongma La, Chola, and Renjo La pass area the trails are mostly covered with ice and snow. In the winter trail from above 4000 meters are normally covered with snow. The Crampons can be very useful in this part of the trek.
Highest Point of This Trek is Kalaphatter(5545m/18190feet) other higest points above 500 meters are: Gokyo Ri (5360m/17585ft), Everest Base Camp(5365m/17600ft), Chola pass(5367m/17610ft), Kongma La pass (5,535m/18160ft) Renjo La pass 5,340m/18175ft),and Gorakshep(5180m/16995ft).
Yes, you heard right! This trek is one of the hardest treks we can do in Everest's reason. Yes, you need to be a super athlete or a very experienced trekker to tackle it. That said, but with good care and taking enough time you and normal people can do it in our experience. You need to make sure you can handle 5 to 7 hours of rolling in the mountain every day for 2 to 3 weeks. We took all ages and shapes on this trail and everyone were having a great time.
The complete 3 high passes trek can be done in between 17 to 21 days. It depends on how you personally deal with an altitude, acclimatization, and how many side trips you take. We recommend you to take some extra days with you. We want you to visit all the great places and appreciate the reason once you are there.
Anything can happen anytime during the trek. If you need to leave your trek on the middle of the trail we will provide maximum effort to make sure your safe return to Kathmandu. And we will assist with your travel arrangements for your home. you have to know that we will not be able to refund any money to you.
Yes, it’s our job – Leave it to us! every trekker who wants to trek in Everest reason of Nepal needs to get 3 different permits. 1) TIMS Card, 2) Sagarmatha National Park Permit and, 3) Khumbu Pasang Lhamu rural municipality entrance card. All of them will cost 60 us dollars for foreigners, 38 us dollars for SAARC Nationality and 70 us dollars for the free individual trekkers.