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Trekking in NepalEverest RegionEverest Three High Passes Trekking

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu.
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by a staff / representative from Ang Rita Trek & Expedition as you come out at the airport after the  immigration formalities. You will be transferred to a hotel. A briefing of the trekking trip will be arranged at a convenient time.

Day 02:  Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding (2,652m.): 3 - 4 hrs.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport for an early morning flight to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), a gateway for Everest. After an adventurous 35 minute flight with spectacular views of breathtaking Himalalays, we land at Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. Upon arrival at Lukla, the trekking guide will arrange the loads for the porters to carry and commence the trek. We take easy walk to Phakding for three hours and spend the night there to help acclimatize. You can make a small side trips in Phakding if you are not so tired and the time permits.

Day 03:  Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440 m): 5 - 6 hrs
We walk through beautiful pine forest passing Dhudhkosi River crossing several suspension bridges. We Walk through the busy trail and view the tantalizing glimpses of Kusum Kangru (6,369 m ),  Everest (8,848 m.) and Nuptse (7,879 m ). Arrive at Namche Bazar (3,440 m ). a gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading centre of this region.

Day 04:  Acclimatization Day at  Namche Bazaar
A pleasant day can be spent exploring the village, talking to the Sherpas and marveling at the incredible scenery. You can make a side trip to Thame, another Sherpa town north – west of Namche for acclimatization. Another option could be a day hike to Khumjung and Everest View Hotel for a good view of Everest.

Day 05:  Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (3,870m) - 5 - 6 hrs walk.
It is a steep one hour walk to Synagboche. The trail descends gradually to Phunki Thanga and then climbs steeply at first and then gradually ascends through forest and mani stones to Tengboche ( 3870m. ).The views of the Himalayas including Kwangde (6,187m.), Everest (8,848m.), Nuptse ( 7,879m.), Lhotse, Tawache, Amadablam are magnificent from here. You will visit famous Tengboche monastery.

Day 06:  Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410 m): 5 - 6 hrs
We pass through the forest of birches, conifers & rhododendrons with possible sights of snow pigeons, golden eagles, goshawks in the trail. The route climbs past some magnificently carved mani stones to Pangboche. The views of Amadablam appear magnificent. We enter into Imja valley passing through beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls leaving behind alpine meadows to Dingboche.

Day 07: Dingboche – Chhukung ( 4730m. ): 4 – 5 hrs.
Leaving behind the stone walled fields and meadows, the trail follows Imja Khola valley. As we gradually hike Lhotse towers on our left and Amadablam on our right. As we arrive at Bibre, we see the popular Island Peak ( Imja Tse ) the destination for novice climbers to experience climbing on the high Himalayas and acclimatization climbing trips for Everest climbing mountaineers soars high. We hike up the moraine and arrive at Chhukung

Day 08: Rest day in Chukung
We use the day for acclimatization making side trips to Island peak base camp or the climbing on Chukung Ri for acclimatization.

Day 09: Chukung – Kongma La (5535m.) – Lobuche (4930m.): 6 – 7 hrs.
We will retrace to Bibre and follow the trail above Niyang Khola. We gradually ascend Niyang Khola Valley walking on the sloppy stony trail which leads to a wide basin with small frozen lakes. We further ascend hiking on loose scree to Kongma La. We descend towards north and walk along the moraine to Khumbu Galcier to arrive Lobuche. The descend is the more difficult part of crossing the pass. There is no human settlement until we get to the main Everest trekking trail after we leave Chukhung.

Day 10:  Lobuche - Gorak Shep (5170 m) - Everest Base Camp (5364 m) - Gorak Shep:  8 - 9 hrs.
The trail to Gorak Shep goes ahead through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier with the views of. Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, etc. As we reach Gorak Shep, we will find snow-capped mountains looming all around us including Mt. Everest. We further move towards Everest Base Camp and finally we see tents pitched in the vast area  of glaciers for Everest and Lhotse expedition members and the dangerous Khumbu icefall, the killer of hundreds of mountaineers. Although Everest is not visible from here, it is the destination for the trekkers of the world to put their steps and make a memorable moment of their life. We return to Gorakhshep for night stop over.

Day 11:  Gorak Shep -  Kala Patthar (5560m.)  - Lobuche:  8 - 9 hrs
Today is the day of our ultimate destination. We start our hiking early in the morning with the target to reach Kalapatthar for sunrise to witness the first day light shining on Everest and gradually making yellowish glittering mighty massive. Walking at dark with cold temperature and chilly wind,  gasp and slow steps will be paid off as we reach Kalapatthar for the breathtaking panorama of Himalayas and the bet and closest views of Pumori, Chnagtse, Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse, Amadablam etc. We marvel at from one awesome massive to another taking life memorable pictures and leave before the chilly strong wind hit us. We retrace to Gorakhshep and then to Lobuche

Day 12: Lobuche – Zhongla ( 4830m. : 4 – 5 hrs.
We follow the bank of a stream and then gradually ascend to a ridge for fantastic views of Lhotse, Nuptse, Island peak, Amadablam, Makalu. We make contour passing meadows and arrive at Zhongla.

Day 13: Zhongla – Cho La Pass – Dragnag ( 5685m. ): 6 – 7 hrs.
Today is the most difficult day in the entire trek. We gradually ascend along the Kharkas and steeply climb through the glaciers and arrive at Cho La pass. We enjoy the breathtaking views of the Himalayas from the pass and steeply descend thorough the boulder-strewn scree slopes passing through kharkas and arrive at Dragnag.

Day 14: Dragnag – Gokyo ( 4780m. ): 4 – 5 hrs.
We cross glacier and arrive at middle lake. We further pass through Kharkas ( yak grazing land ) and arrive at Gokyo,  an old yak herders village,  with the snowy mountains completing the backdrop reflecting into the turquoise waters. The entire area is blessed with abounding natural beauty of shimmering Lakes.

Day 15: Gokyo Ri ( 5483m. ) – Gokyo
Early in the morning we steeply climb up for 3 to 4 hours and reach the top of to Gokyo Ri, the best view point in Everest region. The views of the sun rays gradually shedding light on Everest and the breathtaking panorama of the Himalalays including Kusum Kanguru, Thamserku, K 43, Kangtega, Taboche, Cholatse, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, and Pumori prove the best vantage point in Khumbu region. We spend the rest of the day exploring around Gokyo.

Day 16: Gokyo – Renjo Pass (5340m.) – Marlung ( 4210m.): 6 – 7 hrs.
We leave the main trail from Gokyo Valley and follow the trail by Dudh Pokhari towards Renjo La gradually ascend to gain the pass. The  amazing views of Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse and whole Gokyo Valley greet us at the pass. The trail winds down a stone staircase and then loose scree with the sights of a few lakes. We follow narrow valley clogged with giant boulders to Lungden and then to Marlung.

Day 17: Marlung – Namche (3440m.): 5 -6 hrs.
We follow the trade route followed by Tibetan traders who cross Nagpa La pass to come to Namche to trade their goods. We cross Bhote Kosi and descend through Dudh Kosi valley to Thame. The trail passes through small Sherpa villages and descend to Namche.

Day 18:  Namche Bazaar-Lukla (2,800m): 6 - 8 hrs.
The trail descends steeply downward. We walk slowly through rocky terrain. We cross suspension bridges over Dhudh Koshi River for server times pass through rhododendron and pine forest, Sherpa villages and arrive at Lukla.

Day 19:  Lukla – Kathmandu.
We fly back to Kathmandu. You can rest and relax throughout the day at the hotel after a long mountain journey. We take you for a farewell dinner at one of the finest typical Nepali restaurant with traditional Nepali culture program.

Day 20: Free day in Kathmandu.
You are free for your personal activities such as buying souvenir for your nears and dears or any other adventure tours.

Day 21: Airport transfer for your onward journeys.
We transfer you to the airport for you to fly home.

Note: Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu flight may be delayed by few hours or even cancelled due to bad weather condition. You should be prepared for such flight delays or cancellations. We will do our best to avoid such conditions. In case of flight cancellation, we will try to get you on the flight for the next day. Getting early flight for the next day may be not possible during the high season. We can arrange flight by helicopter as well with extra cost. If we have a group of 4- 5 people, we can charter helicopter for you to fly from Kathmandu -  Lukla or vice versa.  It will be advisable to have extra days in Kathmandu before and after the trekking. Ang Rita Trek & Expedition can arrange you cultural / adventure tours ( such as sightseeing tours, rafting, jungle safari, ) with extra cost  if  the extra days are not used for the flight conditions to Lukla and back. If the flight is delayed and cancelled for several days which could disturb your onward journey, you are free to choose trekking in Annapurna, Langtang and other regions and  Ang Rita Trek & Expedition will arrange the alternative trek for you as soon as possible.

Trekking Group Size

We organize trekking in Everest three passes for any number of people. If the group consists of more than 16 pax, we will split the group and arrange accordingly. We will assign one trek leader, one assistant leader for the group of four pax and porters ( one porter between two members ) to carry members luggage. This arrangement ensures that the group can still go ahead as scheduled itinerary despite any member gets sick on the way in the trekking.  

Experience and Health Requirements

Everest base camp trekking is considered a moderate trek suitable for those who can hike for 6 – 8 hours a day. Obviously hiking in the high altitude will not be so easy rather physically more demanding, however our itinerary is scheduled for the proper acclimatization while gradually gaining the altitude in the trekking. It will be advisable to have some walking and hiking or other outdoor activities for more than two weeks which will contribute to comfortable accomplishment in reaching Everest base camp. No technical skills or use of crampons are required for this trekking. It is highly recommended for the trekkers to consult with the doctors before coming for this trekking. Trekkers who have asthma, allergy or any other diseases related to hurt, lungs should take more precaution for this trekking.

Travel Insurance

Trekkers need to have traveling insurance which covers the comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and medical treatment costs). Insurance companies in Nepal do not provide travelling insurance for the foreigners and the trekkers need to get the travelling insurance from one of the international insurance companies. Ang Rita Trek will have accident insurance for the trekking staff.

Accommodations

Accommodation in Kathmandu will be arranged on twin sharing basis on BB plan except the extra cost for the single supplement (depending on the room availability ) according to the choice of the standard of the hotels before and after the trekking. Accommodation during the trekking will be arranged at standard teahouses/ lodges with unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses on twin sharing basis. The trekkers will have to share washing and toilet facilities. If a trekkers is  a solo traveler, he/she will have to share a room with the trekker of same sex. Ang Rita Trek can arrange rooms with attached bathroom in some places in the trekking with extra cost for the separate groups. For this kind of arrangement, the request should be made at least four months prior to the trip date.  

Meals

Trekkers are provided three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during Everest base camp trekking. They can enjoy wide variety of food from typical Nepali food, Sherpa food, Tibetan food to  all types of international cuisine (Continental, Italian, and Indian.). Unlike other trekking companies, Ang Rita Trek allow trekkers to choose the food from the menu at the hotel / lodges in the trek. When the group is too big for the hotels/ lodges to provide individual dishes, set menu will be arranged in most places. We use the lodges / hotels which serve hygienic, nutritious and good food for the  trekkers for them to get enough energy for the hiking.

Acclimatization

Any trekker can get altitude sickness while trekking in the high altitude despite strong physically fitness. What is important is giving enough time for the proper acclimatization for the trekking. Ang Rita Trek has planned the itinerary with gradual altitude gain giving enough time for acclimatization for the trekkers. Hiking slowly specially in the high altitude help prevent AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness).  If anyone feels dizzy, suffer palpitation or severe headaches and loss of appetite, he / she will be moved to the lower altitude immediately or arrange the helicopter rescue in the severe case of AMS. Khunde clinic (above Namche ) and the clinic run by Himalayan Rescue Association in Pheriche provide treatment for any health problems including AMS.

Equipment and Packing List

A variety of clothing is necessary for the Everest three passes trek. While choosing the equipment trekkers need give emphasis on two simple aspects: Lightweight and Functional. The items should be lightweight, dependable, and adaptable to a variety of extreme weather conditions. The quality of the trekking equipment you choose has a lot to do with how warm, dry, and safe you will remain. For this reason you have to be critical of quality and the proper fit of clothing. Weight limit ( 15 kg including the hand carry ) for the flight to Lukla is another aspect to consider

Clothing:

-    T – shirts
-    Hiking shorts
-    Undergarments
-    Full sleeves shirts
-    Long light weight cotton pants
-    Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
-    Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants.
-    Insulated pants / nylon windbreaker
-    Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
-    Fleece jacket or pullover
-    Waterproof shell jacket
-    Down jacket
-    Light warm fleece hat / woolen hat
-    Sun hat
-    Lightweight gloves.
-    Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal).

Foot Wear

-    Hiking boots
-    Light and comfortable camp shoes
-    Thin, lightweight inner socks.
-    Thick, warm wool hiking socks

Accessories:

-    Down Sleeping bag
-    Trekking bag / Duffle bag ( to carry for the porter )
-    Day pack ( to carry with the trekkers to put the things required during the day time )
-    Large plastic bags ( to keep items dry inside the trekking bag )
-    Water bottle
-    Head lamp with spare bulb and batteries
-    Trekking poles
-    Personal medicine box
-    Sunglasses with UV protection.
-    Books, dairy, pen, walkman  and any other game instruments

Toiletries and Personal Hygiene:

-    Quick drying small towel
-    Toothbrush / paste
-    Soap
-    Face and body moisturizer
-    Sun block for lips
-    Tissues / toilet rolls
-    Wet wipes
-    Feminine hygiene products
-    Anti bacterial hands wash

Trek Leader(s) and Staff

Most of the leaders who lead Everest three passes trek through Ang Rita Trek are the Sherpas from Khumbu region. Their in-depth knowledge about Sherpa culture, custom, the geological surroundings as well as their professionalism, sincerity, and their hospitality make your dream to stand on the foot of the Everest a enjoyable, memorable event in your life. Although our Sherpa trek leaders are not highly educated, they are well experienced, professionally trained and posses good leadership skills to operate the trip smoothly. Their smiling faces, loving and caring attitude will make your even a hard walking day a pleasant one. All trekking staff of Ang Rita Trek are locally employed and have the adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, history and the safety measures in running the trips.  Their attitude and the efforts will be always concentrated on the less impact of the trekkers to the local culture, custom, nature and the eco system.

Porter Care

Ang Rita Trek is firmly believes that roles of porters are significant in arranging the trip smoothly and successfully. We are strongly committed to the porters rights. We make sure that they are well paid and have the proper clothing, foot ware and shelter. We are aware that no porter should be asked to carry a load that is too heavy for their physical abilities and the weight limit should be adjusted for altitude, weather and trail condition. We request our members not to have more than 15 kg weight of luggage to give to the porters. Porters who become sick while in the trekking are treated with high priority just like the other trekking staff or the members. If needed helicopter is sent and rescued in case of sever condition of sickness or accident. All porters are insured for sickness and accident.

Season

The best seasons for trekking to Everest – Three Passes are Spring ( April – May ) and Autumn ( Mid Sept. – mid Nov. ).  Trekking in Autumn season is noted for clear weather and excellent views of silvery mountains against blue sky. It gets colder and the high passes may be covered with snow and ice after mid November. Early spring season will not be favorable as the snow and ice will make the trail and high passes quite difficult to cross. Late spring is also recommended for this trek.

Departures Cost
April 12, 2016-May 2, 2016 US $ 1850. For one pax US $ 1520. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 1500.p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
April 24, 2016-May 14, 2016 US $ 1850. For one pax US $ 1520. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 1500.p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
May 1, 2016-May 21, 2016 US $ 1850. For one pax US $ 1520. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 1500.p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
September 18, 2016-October 8, 2016 US $ 1850. For one pax US $ 1520. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 1500.p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
September 20, 2016-October 14, 2016 US $ 1850. For one pax US $ 1520. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 1500.p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
October 26, 2016-November 14, 2016 US $ 1850. For one pax US $ 1520. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 1500.p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
October 14, 2016-November 3, 2016 US $ 1850. For one pax US $ 1520. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 1500.p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
October 22, 2016-November 11, 2016 US $ 1850. For one pax US $ 1520. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 1500.p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
October 28, 2016-November 17, 2016 US $ 1850. For one pax US $ 1520. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 1500.p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
November 8 , 2016-November 28, 2016 US $ 1850. For one pax US $ 1520. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 1500.p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
November 12, 2016-December 3, 2016 US $ 1850. For one pax US $ 1520. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 1500.p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
Cost Includes
  1. International and domestic airport arrivals and departures
  2. Accommodation at tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan
  3. Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight fare including airport tax
  4. All necessary paperwork for permit ( national park entrance, TIMS card )
  5. Accommodation at the hotels / lodges in the trekking trail
  6. All meals ( breakfast, lunch and dinner ) in the trekking
  7. An experienced English speaking trek leader ( trekking guide ) and assistant trekking guide ( 4 trekking members ), and porters ( one porter between two trekkers ) to carry luggage including their meals, accommodation, wages, equipment and accident insurance.
  8. First aid medical kit
  9. All government and local taxes
  10. Farewell dinner

Cost Excludes
  1. International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  2. Nepal visa fee
  3. Excess baggage charges for the domestic flight
  4. Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  5. Travel and rescue insurance for trekking members
  6. Any additional expenses due to domestic flight delay or cancellation
  7. Any other expenses of personal nature ( phone calls, laundry, bar bills battery recharge, hot shower and boiled water in the trekking ).
  8. Gratuity for the trekking staffs

Trip Price

USD 1520 Per Person*

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Trip facts

  • Trip Area:: Everest Region
  • Maximum Altitude:: 5550m.
  • Trip Duration:: 21 Days
  • Difficulty Level:: Strenuous
  • Best Time:: Mid March – May, Mid Sept. – November
  • Trip Mode:: Lodge Trek
  • Trip Highlights:: A Challenging adventure crossing over the highest passes Kongma La, Cho La and Renjo La in Everest region with breathtaking views of Mt. Everest including panoramic views of Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Nupte, Makalu, Amadablam and more. Hiking in remote areas on less crowded trail observing tranquil nature in the Himalayas.

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