Gokyo Valley & Base Camp Trek Via Everest 3 Passes-19 Days



Trip overview
Primary Activity: Heritage tour, thrilling flight, walking in mountain trail and cross exciting passes
Duration : 19 Days Trip Code : HNCEP019
Trip Grade : Moderate to fairly challenging Max-Altitude : 5550 m/18315 ft.
Meals : FB during trek Accomodation : Hotel/Mountain lodge
Group Size : Min:2, Max: 10+ Transportation flight/private car
Trip Start : Kathmandu Trip End : Kathmandu
Route : Lukla-Namche-Thame-Renjola-Gokyo-Chola-EBC-Kongma-la-Namche-Lukla
Departure Dates
Best Season : Spring (March, April, May, early June) & Autumn (September, October, November, early December)
Trip Notes / Guideline on Itinerary: Price offered is full inclusive and it is quoted in USD. Trip will only starts when you will arrive to Kathmandu International Airport. The given itinerary is just a standard itinerary and could be customized on request.

Description


Gokyo, Kalapatthar High Passes Trek  is the ultimate trekking experience of superb destination over 5000 meters including Renjo-la pass, Cho-la, Kongma-la, Gokyo-Ri, Kalapatthar, Chukung Ri, and Everest Base camp.

Everest three pass trek is immensely superb itinerary experiencing a complete trekking in the Everest region. This trek begins with an electrifying flight to the airport at Lukla. The trek takes a clockwise turning towards Thame after Namche acclimatization. On the way, experience the culture, tradition and lifestyle of highland Sherpas, monastic life, and the ancient trading route. Leaving the villages, cross Renjo-la Pass viewing the manifesting scenario of snowcapped mountains and glaciers is a fusion of adventure and ethnic Himalaya culture. The major attraction of this trip is passes. Walk on icy and glaciers while passing the Cho-la pass crossing Ngozumpa. The landscapes including the Himalayan panorama gradually comes closer and becomes more wonderful as you trek to Everest base camp. Then, rush walk in the ridge of Kalapatthar will brings the overwhelming view of 360 degree Himalayan panorama. Next, awaiting is highest and exciting pass that takes you to interesting valley of Chukking, The Kongma-la Pass.

In addition, if you wish to explore Everest region in short days, then then you could join our Everest Base Camp Trek-16 Days which also offer an opportunity to enjoy its natural beauties, enhance cultural experiences. If you want to add day/s climbing experience while trekking in High Passes EBC Trek, you may join our Island Peak.

If you are not satisfied with this itinerary or if you want to customize this package in your timeline or budget, then you could contact us, or email to info@hikingnepal.com 

  • Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Dinner)
  • Day 02 Cultural tour in Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Breakfast)
  • Day 03 Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (Altitude: 2840/ 9372 ft. Phakding: 2610 m/ 8613 ft. Flight: 30 minutes Trek: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 04 Trek to Namche (Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 05 Rest day for acclimatization (Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 06 Trek to Thame (Altitude: 3800 m/12540 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 07 Trek to Lumde (Altitude: 4380 m/14455 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 08 Trek to Gokyo via Renjo-la Pass (5360 m) (Altitude: Renjo-la Pass: 5360 m/17685 ft. Gokyo: 4790 m/15805 ft. Trek: 6/7 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 09 Gokyo Valley: Acclimatization Day - Optional Hike to 5th Lake: 6-7 hours (Altitude: 5000 m/33000 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 10 Trek to Tragnang (Altitude: 4700 m/15510 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 11 Trek to Dzongla via Chola Pass (Altitude: Cho-la pass: 5330 m/17589 ft. Dzongla: 4830 m/15939 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 12 Trek to Gorakshep, hike to Kalapatthar (Altitude: Kalapatthar: 5550 m/18315 ft. Gorakshep: 5140 m/16960 ft. Trek: 6/7 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 13 Trek to Everest Base Camp, trek back to Lobuche (Altitude: EBC: 5357m/17678 ft. Lobuche: 4910 m/16203 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 14 Trek to Chhukung via Kongma-la pass (Altitude: Kongma-la: 5535 m/18265 ft. Chhukung: 4750 m/15675 ft. Trek: 6/7 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 15 Trek to Tengboche (Altitude: 3860 m/12738 ft. Trek: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 16 Trek to Namche (Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 17 Trek to Lukla (Altitude: 2840/ 9372 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 18 Fly to Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Flight: 30 minutes Meal: B/D)
  • Day 19 Departure (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: B)

Trip Photos and Videos


Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Dinner)

On your arrival in Kathmandu International Airport, one of our representative will pick up you and escort you to the hotel as well as help you to check-in at hotel. After your refreshment, you will be briefed about the next day trip. In the evening, we, the Hiking Nepal will offer you a welcome dinner introducing Nepalese cuisine and culture.


Day 02 Cultural tour in Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Breakfast)

After your delightful breakfast, you will be introduced with guide and takes you to UNESCO Heritages sites of the valley where you will observe living heritage of Medieval Nepal - Witness the biggest Hindu temple of Nepal, Pashupatinath and capture the sacred moments of Hindu death ritual at Aryaghat in Pashupatinath. Stroll the lively streets of Kathmandu Old Market Asan to Kathmandu Durbar Square and visit the home of The Living Goddess Kumari, Nepalese style of Architecture as well as astonishing wooden carving. A short drive from Kathmandu Durbar Square will take you to a hill top stupa called as “Swyambhu” meaning “self -emerge” and belief that the hill emerged impulsively from the great lake that once covered Kathmandu valley.


Day 03 Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (Altitude: 2840/ 9372 ft. Phakding: 2610 m/ 8613 ft. Flight: 30 minutes Trek: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD)

On a clear bright morning, you will fly over the snowcapped mountains to one of the most electrifying high altitude airports, Lukla at an altitude 2900 m. Your guides and porters will accompany you here for the trek. Hence, the trekking adventure kicks off. Beginning the trek, you will slide down almost 500 meters to Dudh Koshi River. Then, the trek winds along the trial beside the River towards Phakding. Passing several mani-walls and boulders engraved with Buddhist prayers, you will arrive at Phakding where you will spend your first night of your trek.


Day 04 Trek to Namche (Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

The trek chases the northern trial up the Dudh Kosi valley to Monjo. At Monjo the trek officially enters Sagarmatha National Park where you have to issue Sagarmatha National Park Permit Card. Continuing the trial along the steep uphill climb while savoring the first glimpse of Everest, you will arrive at the hub of Sherpa- Namche Bazaar.


Day 05 Rest day for acclimatization (Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft. Meal: BLD)

It is a day to acclimatize you with higher elevation. On this day, you can go for a short hike to Khumjung, a beautiful settlement of Hospitable Sherpas. OR, you can roam around the Namche that offers Internet Cafes, restaurants, ATMs, and colorful markets. Even, you can enjoy the traditional living of mountain dwellers that is getting complimentary by the awe-inspiring surrounding and high altitude flora/fauna.


Day 06 Trek to Thame (Altitude: 3800 m/12540 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Today, you will hike up following the oldet trading routes of Tibet, Nepal and India toward Thame, traditional Sherpa village. You will walk on a slightly slope trail crossing a beautiful village Thamo and visiting Khare Gompa. The trail carries beautiful Gompa, Chortains and even it is the land of famous climbers- Tenzing Norkey (first climber to summit Mt. Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary) Apa Sherpa, who climb Mt. Everest for 21 times. Just entering to the village, you can observe an oldest Gompa of Khumbu valley where the festival Mani Rimdhu is held.


Day 07 Trek to Lumde (Altitude: 4380 m/14455 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Just after your breakfast, you will headed uphill following the Bhote Koshi River towards Marlung. It will be your stopover for Lunch. The trail displays the snowcapped mountains including Mt. Kapsale (5583 m), Khumbi Yul Lha (5761 m), Phuletate (5597 m), Teningbo (5893 m) and many more. Now onwards, you will rarely saw the Sherpa houses, as settlements of Khumbu valley lasts at Thame. You can see some yak caravans coming down from the Tibet heading to the Lumde where you will stay overnight.