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EBC + Three High Pass Trek

EBC + Three High Pass Trek

Itinerary EBC + Three High Pass 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m/4264 ft)

Upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, our tour/trekking leader will pick us up from the airport and make arrangement for the transfer to hotel. We can have a rest in the hotel and in the evening we will be joining for the welcome dinner where we can will tasting the authentic Nepalese food. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu: valley sightseeing and share the trek information.

Once we finish breakfast we will escorted by the tour leader as mentioned below sightseeing point:  Kathmandu Durbar Square and Bauddha Nath. In the evening we will be joining for the brief meeting about our trek and get to know our team leader (trek guide).

Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 40 minutes’ flight; 8km, 3 – 4 hours’ trek

In the early in morning, right after breakfast you we will be transfred to the domestic terminal. Via Twin Otter airplane we will be landing to Lukla airport during the flight we be seeing amazing views of the mountains. As, a warm up for the group today will have a short trek to Phakding immediately after landing.

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 11km, 5 – 6 hours

On our forth day in Nepal after breakfast our trek on uphill and downhill trails will being. On the way we will be  crossings over Dudh Koshi River and a amazing view of Mt. Thamserku (21,675ft).  We will trek through Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo, where trekkers permits are checked is surrounded by the green forest. Tonight we will be staying overnight at Namche Bazzar gate way to the Everest base camp.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar: Rest and acclimatization

This is the first rest day which are planned to help us adjust to the high altitude. We will spend the day on short climbs in and around Namche Bazaar because experts agree that staying active even on rest days would improve your trekking experience. We make the ascent to Everest View Hotel to take in the magnificent views of the Himalayan panorama. We visit the Hillary School and Khumjung Monastery (which has a yeti scalp!) en route back to Namche. Our guide can also take us to the Sagarmatha National Park’s Tourist Visitor Center, where we can see a variety of exhibits about the first Everest climbers, Sherpa culture, and learn about it. Spend the night at Namche Bazaar.

Day 06:  Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m/12,660 ft): 10km, 5 – 6 hours

We start our hike to Phunki Thanga today on a simple trail. The largest monastery in the Everest region is located in Tengboche hamlet, which we will reach by ascending from here. With panoramic views of the highest mountains on earth, including Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, and Lhotse, the monastery is situated within the Sagarmatha National Park. We try to get to the monastery by three in the afternoon, and we might even get to see a Buddhist ritual. Tengboche, spend the night at Tengboche.

Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 9km, 5 – 6 hours

Our journey today starts with a descent through verdant, birch, conifer, and rhododendron-filled woodlands. Mounts Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam provide us with companionship as we hike on. The lovely path descends to Debuche, crosses the Imja River, and leads to Pangboche. We gain a clearer perspective of the Himalayas and Pangboche Monastery while traversing the top Pangboche routes. We continue further, heading for the Imja Valley, the Lobuche River, and finally the ascent to Dingboche. The village is a stunning windswept community that is guarded by chortens and prayer flags. Spend the night at Dingboche.

Day 08: Dingboche: acclimatization and rest

For hikers and climbers en route to Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, or Imja Tse, Dingboche is a wellliked rest stop. The charming village has so many fields protected by stone walls where barley, buckwheat, and potatoes are cultivated to safeguard them from grazing animals and the chilly wind. For acclimatization, we stay at Dingboche for a day. For spectacular views of Makalu, Lhotse, Chalotse, Tawache, Ama Dablam, and other himalayas, we trek to Nagarjun Hill for the day.Spend the night at Dingboche.

Day 09: Dingboche to Chhukung (4750m/15,580 ft), climb Chhukung Ri (5,546m): 14km, 6 – 7 hours

Before reaching glacier moraines encircled by the majestic Himalayas, our trail trek through villages with stone walls and the Imja Khola valley. The trail continues to Bibre, a location for yak herders. From here, the magnificent Ama Dablam and the Amphu Labsa mountains can be seen straight over the valley. There are cold streams that cross the trail up ahead. After around 30 minutes of walking, we arrive in Chhukung. We set out on our walk to Chhukung Ri after lunch. Near th ascent to Chhukung Ri, there is some simple scrambling. From the topwe have a stunning view of Ama Dablam and Amphu Labcha peaks directly across the valley. To spend the night, we return to Chhukung.

Day 10: Cross to Kongma La pass (5535m/18,159ft), trek to Lobuche (4940m/16,210ft): 10km, 6 – 7 hours

To achieve Kongma La pass, the highest elevation on the entire journey, we start our trek for today quite early in the morning. We have 2 alternatives: either we walk back to Bibre and hike on the trail above the Niyang Khola, which is northwest of Chhukung, or we take a trail across a hill that crosses over the moraines of the Nuptse Glacier. Buddhist prayer flags and cairns mark the top of the pass. The most tough portion of today’s adventure is the last descent from the pass. The trail goes north through Khumbu Glacier and leads us to Lobuche after crossing the far side’s ridge.Stay the night at Lobuche.

Note: It’s not required to go via Kongma La. We have the option of bypassing the challenging Kongma La pass today and traveling straight from Chhukung to Lobuche.

Day 11: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hours

The Khumbu Glacier’s lateral glacier is where our trail travels. Ahead on the trail, we can see Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, Nuptse, and other summits in addition to the top of Everest’s north ridge. We climb a little distance to reach Thangma Riju. We soak in the magnificent sights of the Himalayas from here. We hike up a difficult trail till we reach Changri Glacier’s summit. As we arrive Gorak Shep, the Himalayas encircle us. After a brief period of relaxation, we proceed to Everest Base Camp. Before arriving at the base camp of Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, we travel over stony dunes, moraines, and streams. We can see the Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori mountains from here. As we make our way back to Gorak Shep, we spend night at Gorak Shep.

Day 12: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545 m/18,192 ft), then to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 7km, 8 – 9 hours

Early in the morning is when we begin our hike to Kala Patthar so that we can witness the magnificent sunrise over Mount Everest. However, we must be ready to walk in the dark and chilly weather (the temperature varies according to the season). In addition, the possibility of freezing winds, which are typical, is always present. The iconic peaks of Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse, Everest, and Nuptse tower over us as we continue our walk. We shall reach the summit of Kala Patthar following a number of hours of ascent. From Kalapathar, you can see Mount Everest and other Himalayan peaks up close and personal. After taking in the breathtaking Himalayan scenery, we continue on to Lobuche, where we spend the night.

Since the journey to Everest Base Camp is longer than the hike to Kala Patthar, those participants who will visit it today will eat breakfast soon. After arriving back in Gorak Shep, both groups will have a lunch.

Day 13: Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m/15,850 ft): 6km, 3 – 4 hours

We descend a path that runs along to the Khumbu Glacier from Lobuche. We take the trail on our right when our trail splits in two. We can enjoy the beauty of the high Awi Peak more thoroughly on the way. We get beyond a stupa and distant grave stones. We start to climb after a time of walk. We can see Chola Tsho Lake close as we ascend. As we go on, we pass another lake that is somewhat smaller than Chola Tsho Lake. Before getting to Dzongla, we take a bridge over the Chola Khola. Sleep in Dzongla.

Day 14: Trek to Gokyo (4800m/15,580 ft) via Cho La pass (5368m/17,611 ft): 6km, 7 – 8 hours

The Cho La Lake begins to appear as we approach, the Ama Dablam dominates over a range of mountains to the south, and Cholatse peaks to the west. The hill is steep, but it is made more difficult by rocks, some of which we will have to struggle over. Due to the trail’s rolling turn around a crevasse, the last ascent to the Cho La can be a little challenging. Prayer flags and hill mark the top of the pass. It is magnificent to see the magnificent peaks in all directions. The path leading to Thangnak is lengthy but not tough. We reach the Ngozumpa glacier’s edge via our trek, which is the longest glacier in Nepal. On the series of six lakes, the second Gokyo Lake is visible on one side of the glacier. The third Gokyo Lake is just a short distance away. The Gokyo Village, where we spend the night, it is situated on the side of this lake.

Day 15: Rest day in Gokyo: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357m/17,575 ft), tour 4th and 5th Gokyo lakes: 3 – 4 hours

Today, we ascend Gokyo Ri and take in the gorgeous mountain panorama. Since it’s only three km to the north of Gokyo Village, we can also explore the fourth Gokyo Lake today. Continue your hike after that to the fifth lake. At the edge of the fifth lake, at “Scoundrel’s Viewpoint,” there is an amazing view. We can observe the Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makulu mountains as well as the massive Ngozumba Glacier. Our journey back to Gokyo includes a night’s stay.

Day 16: Gokyo to Marlung (4210m/13,810 ft) via Renjo La Pass (5360m/17585 ft): 11km, 7 – 8 hours

We get an early start in order to finish the day’s longer trek. For a while, our trail follows Dudh Pokhari (lake). Before making our way down towards the Renjo La pass, we hike for almost two hours. We are rewarded along on the way with magnificent glimpses of the Rolwaling and Himalayan mountains, among others. The third Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Village can be seen below the gray spread of the Ngozumpa Glacier in views from the Renjo La pass that are very similar to those from Gokyo Ri. The top of the pass offers stunning views of Mt. Everest as well. In order to get to the southern side of Angladumba Tsho, our trail continues below the pass and descends a stone stairway before crossing a patch of rough trail.Our descent could be slightly risky because of the presence of ice on the track. Relama Tsho and Renjo Lake are visible on the way. The support lodge at Lumde is accessible by a winding valley choked with enormous stones, although it is frequently closed. From Lumde, we go over an hour by foot to Marlung, which is located on the Bhote Koshi River’s eastern portion. Stay the night in Marlung.

Day 17: Marlung to Namche Bazaar: 15km, 5 – 6 hours

The path that leads from Marulung to Thame is a road that Tibetan traders have historically traveled. We move down to Taranga after crossing the Bhote Koshi River. Before we get in Thame, the trail continues to descend, and we cross two bridges. Thame’s legendary Gompa is built on a hill to the west and overlooks the town. In order to get to Namche Bazaar, which is likely the biggest town in the Everest region, we gradually descend from here on a trail that walks through a few small villages. In Namche Bazaar, spend the night.

Day 18: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 19km, 6 – 7 hours

We move back to continue our trek. We cross a number of bridges over the swiftly flowing Dudh Koshi River and its tributaries as we continue our trip. The trail is now more level and undeveloped. We enjoy walking on open plains, through pine and rhododendron forests, and enjoying in distant sights of the mountain peaks while on our hike. As we walk through Sherpa communities, we are struck by their exemplary dedication to Buddhism and the religious practice of prayer flags and stones. We stretch our heavy legs after arriving at Lukla and reflect about the previous two weeks’ adventures. Our incredible trek to the mountain’s highest passes comes to an end today. Spend the night at Lukla.

Day 19: Lukla to Kathmandu: 40 minutes flight

All through safety reasons, the flights to Kathmandu are very often booked for the morning. We have the rest of the day free to spend ourself as we wish after arriving at the capital city. In our hotel room, we could relax or go shopping for gifts for our loved ones.

There will be a farewell meal in the evening to celebrate the end of your successful trip to the mountains. Spend the night in Kathmandu.

Day 20: Final Departure

Today signifies the conclusion of our absolutely amazing trip in the Everest region, which included visits to the base camp of Mount Everest and high passes.
Three hours prior to our departure time, a representative of the company will meet you from your hotel and transfer you to the airport.