[f=transparent]is a short trek and best one for short holiday trekkers in Everest Region. Mt. Everest and that is the reason why the Everest short trek is so popular. Everest View Trekking has a number of stunning attractions; not least of these is being able to say you have visited the place of the highest mountain in the world. Everest Short Trek is the spectacular scenery and the outgoing Sherpa people of the Solu (down to the Lukla) and Khumbu (up to the Lukla) region where Mt. Everest and its attendant other many peaks are and Sunrise view from the Sherpa village Khumjung and top of monastery Tengboche Monastery viewing Mt. Everest many snow peaks above the Khumbu glacier and amazing landscape.
[f=transparent]is recommended as one of the momentous sites to visit in your lifetime in short time.[f=transparent]Everest short trek[f=transparent]is the well-known settlement of the welcoming Sherpa people, colorful festivals and the Buddhist monasteries with colorful pray flags. Everest region is known as Khumbu and it has been bounded in the Sagarmatha National Park, the world heritage site. Sagarmatha is the Nepalese name of Mount Everest 8848mtrs, the top of the world. The famous climbers are the dwellers of Khumbu region. Many expedition teams can be observed during this trial period of April and May heading higher with an aim to be on the top of the world.
[f=transparent]Everest View Trek – 8 days Day to Day Itinerary
[f=transparent]Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,338 m)
[f=transparent]Peregrine Treks welcomes you to the nation of Himalayas as you make your landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), which is the only international airport, located in the capital of Nepal. Our airport representative shall be waiting for you at the airport arrival terminal to pick properly welcome and greet you while showing you the generosity of Nepalese affection towards their guest like you. Now you shall be escorted to a private transport vehicle, which is destined to take you to your respective hotel rooms. Inside your rooms, you can sooth your jet-lagged muscles and later go outside to have a look around at the touristic places near your hotel. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.
[f=transparent]You need to wake up early today as we have scheduled an early morning flight to Lukla far away from Kathmandu. Those who are bored with polluted city areas should be thrilled with their upcoming flight to the lovely dust free naturally conserved Khumbu region of eastern Nepal. The flight is bound to take around 40 minute to reach Lukla, as it is 138 km away from Kathmandu in the northeast direction. Picturesque mountain views welcome trekkers even before landing in Lukla, alongside that you can witness stunning scenario of lush green hills and torrential river flowing below you. With each passing minute trekkers get closer and closer to the naturally blessed Khumbu region. Now as soon as you land at the Lukla Airport, our trekking guide to give you your first trekking experience in eastern Nepal now guides you. In the starting phase of your trek today, you first descend down to a place called Chaurikharka and later ascend up towards Phakding village. We have planned this short trek while considering the fact that you have just reached at a high altitude of 2,800 meters above sea level. Thus, your body might need some time to get adjusted to the surrounding environment. Stay overnight at Phakding.
[f=transparent]Overnight in a local lodge. Walking time 3 -4 hrs, Included Meals: B, L, D
[f=transparent]Our adventure has still many phases left for us to enchant upon, hence you shall now wake up with the great feeling of being near the Himalayan Mountains. After waking up, you shall be served with mouth-watering breakfast, which needs to fill your tummy to the fullest in order to make sure that you can complete the entire trek without getting weak during your trek. Continuing our endeavor, we now ascend further while enjoying the mesmerizing scenic view of Mt. Thamserku after reaching Benkar village. Trekkers have to cross the milky white Dudh Koshi River several times through high suspension bridges where strong wind blows through during the afternoon. Going through we now arrive at Monjo village and Jorsale, which is also the entry point to enter into the Sagarmatha National Park. Here the relevant officers after whom you continue walking in the direction of Namche Bazaar check your trekking permits. Before reaching Namche Bazaar, we are to take some rest at Chautara from where trekkers can enjoy all encompassing view of the snowcapped mountains, which are worth remembering. Lastly, we reach the crescent shaped bustling town of Namche Bazaar where are to stay for the night and have our dinner. Stay overnight at Namche Bazaar.
[f=transparent]Overnight in a local lodge. Walking time 5-6 hrs, Included Meals: B, L, D
[f=transparent]Day 04: Namche Bazzar - Syangboche-Everest View Hotel
[f=transparent]The freezing night ends with the glowing rays of sunlight hitting this scenic town called Namche Bazaar. So, as you wake up and have your breakfast as usual, just remember that today is the most important day of our entire trek as we plan to head for the Everest View Hotel, which is situated at very high elevation of 3,962 meter for which it has been named as the “Highest Hotel in the world”. Due to its location, trekkers can enjoy the crystal clear panoramic view of the Himalayan Mountains including the most popular Mt. Everest. The Everest View Hotel is Japanese build deluxe hotel, which offers trekkers a chance to enjoy their food while being able to see the highest mountain of the world, Mt. Everest without any disruptions. Not only that but the short hike to Everest View Hotel lets trekker see Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse and many others to if they want to. Other side trip includes visiting Hillary School or the monastery, which previously used to have the scalp of a Yeti. Later we again descend down to Namche Bazaar and enjoy visiting some of its popular cafes and restaurants before returning back to your lodge for the night. Stay overnight at Namche Bazaar.
[f=transparent]Walking time 4 – 5 hrs, Included Meals: B, L, D
[f=transparent]Day 05: Namche- Lukla
[f=transparent]Well we hope you enjoyed viewing the soaring summit of Mt. Everest as we now have to head down all the way to Lukla today. After finishing our breakfast, we shall pack our bags and tighten our shoelaces to continue our trek, which goes downward to the lower hill areas of Lukla from Namche Bazaar. Keeping our easy pace walk we again cross several high suspension bridges, you may remember walking by the trail as you previously been there few days ago. Continuing on, we now cross the Hillary Bridge and other several bridges, which can be seen copiously festooned with Buddhist prayer flags all over. Now as the altitude decreases and the amount of oxygen molecules starts increasing so you may feel the air getting denser and denser. Similarly, the temperature also starts to rise higher than at Namche bazaar as trekkers try to approach Lukla which is located far below Namche Bazaar. Trekkers can encounter many stupas and monasteries, mani walls along their route down to Lukla and can start hearing the sound of rushing Dudh Koshi River flowing strenuously below. We pass through several forested trails with rhododendron and pine trees covering large areas while seeing some of the last glances of the snowcapped mountains. As you reach Lukla, you take rest inside a local lodge and spend your remaining time by enjoying the local dishes before going to sleep. Stay overnight at Lukla.
[f=transparent]Overnight in a local lodge. Walking time 6 -7 hrs, Included Meals: B, L, D
[f=transparent]Day 06: Fly back to Kathmandu
[f=transparent]As scheduled, today we have an early morning flight back to Kathmandu, which can take us over some of the most beautiful hills and valleys. After flying for about 40 minutes, you shall be transferred to your hotel rooms by a representative of Icicles Adventure. While inside your room, you can rest and stay relaxed or may go out for some souvenir shopping in the Thamel area. Last of all, you shall return back to your hotel room and start packing up all your things for your departure flight tomorrow. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.
[f=transparent]Overnight in hotel. Included Meals: B
[f=transparent]Hope you enjoyed your sleep yesterday because today as per our prior itinerary you are to go on a very educating sightseeing tour of the famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites which are scattered all over the Kathmandu valley. So, as you finish your breakfast, you along with your other trek mates shall start the tour by visiting the revered Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath, which has gained worldwide attention due to its immense size. Then after we go to the sacred Hindu temple called Pashupatinath, which according to its believers is one of the most important Hindu temples in the world for its ties with the divine Lord Shiva. Similarly, we visit The Monkey Temple or aka Swayambhunath Temple located at the top of hill which offers full 360-degree view of the entire city. To conclude our trip, we also take a side tour to the magnificent Kathmandu Durbar Square where historical items define the past legends of Kathmandu. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.
[f=transparent]Accommodation: Hotel – Included Meal: B
[f=transparent]Day 08: Final Departure
[f=transparent]Today is the day when you depart from Nepal and travel back to your home nation. Hence, a representative delegate of Peregrine Treks shall escort and transfer you to the International Airport 3 hours prior to your flight time. Hoping that we were able to help you get the trip of your dream and give you the best trekking experience that we could, we shall bid you farewell. We wish you a safe and sound flight back home.
[f=transparent]The[f=transparent]Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek[f=transparent]could be considered the 'purest' and most authentic trek in the region as it follows the same trails that the early pioneers in the 1950s would have used. Instead of taking the short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the Jiri variation starts with a 7-hour long bus ride to the town of Jiri where the trek begins. [f=transparent]
[f=transparent]Before the famous Sir Edmund Hillary and his associates built the Lukla airport, reaching what is now considered the starting point for most Everest treks involved hiking for a week through the countryside of the Solu Khumbu region. From Lukla, the trek follows the[f=transparent]classic Everest Base Camp Trek[f=transparent]through the towns of Phadking, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Pheriche and Gorak Shep before reaching Everest Base Camp situated on the south side of the mountain. [f=transparent]
[f=transparent]The trek is popular among individuals looking for an extended stay in the Himalayan countryside and a greater exposure to the real-life workings of the Sherpa people and their culture, untainted by the more popular tourist route that will be encountered later on the trek. The Jiri variation is also the only alternative to taking the nerve-racking flight into Lukla – not a flight for the easily unsettled! [f=transparent]
[f=transparent]Highlights of the trek include the first week spent chiefly in the Solu Khumbu region among pristine terraced farmlands, forests and the beautiful Dudh Koshi River. Most of the Sherpa people live in this region so expect to encounter the friendly hospitality of the locals while you learn about their culture and customs as you slowly acclimatize to the high altitude. [f=transparent]
[f=transparent]Past Lukla you will be greeted with breathtaking views of[f=transparent]Everest[f=transparent]and the surrounding peaks as you make your way up the Khumbu Valley towards base camp. Mingle with some potential summiteers at base camp before ascending Kala Patthar, the iconic viewpoint of the region.
[f=transparent]Outline Itinerary [f=transparent]Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft) [f=transparent]Day 2: Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation [f=transparent]Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Salleri (2,390m/7,841ft): 8-9 hours [f=transparent]Day 4: Salleri to Nunthala (2,220m/7,280 ft): 6 -7 hours [f=transparent]Day 5: Nunthala to Bupsa (2,360m/7,740 ft): 5-6 hours [f=transparent]Day 6: Bupsa to Chaurikharka (2,650m/8,694ft) [f=transparent]Day 7: Chaurikharka to Monjo (2,840m/9,315ft): 4 - 5 hours [f=transparent]Day 8: Monjo to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 3 - 4 hours [f=transparent]Day 9: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft) [f=transparent]Day 10: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 10km, 5 - 6 hours [f=transparent]Day 11: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 9km, 5 - 6 hours [f=transparent]Day 12: Dingboche: acclimatization [f=transparent]Day 13: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 7km, 5-6 hours [f=transparent]Day 14: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hours [f=transparent]Day 15: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Pherice (4,288m/14,070ft): 16km, 7-8 hours [f=transparent]Day 16: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft): 20km, 6 - 7 hours [f=transparent]Day 17: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m/9,186ft): 19km, 6 - 7 hours [f=transparent]Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu [f=transparent]Day 19: Final departure
[f=transparent]Detail Itinerary of Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek [f=transparent]Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft) [f=transparent]After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Peregrine Treks will pick us up from the airport and take us to our hotel. In the afternoon, we may take a rest or visit Peregrine Treks' office. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Peregrine Treks. For dinner, you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine, which will introduce you to the country's food culture. Overnight in Kathmandu. [f=transparent]Included meals: Dinner
[f=transparent]Day 2: Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation [f=transparent]After breakfast, we begin our tour of four amazing UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These include the architecturally rich Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the interesting 'Monkey Temple' (Swyambhunath), and the Bauddha Nath Stupa, which is one of the largest stupas in the world. After completing our tour late in the afternoon, we drive to Peregrine Treks' office for a brief meeting about our trek and get to know our team leader (guide) and fellow travelers. [f=transparent]Included meals: Breakfast
[f=transparent]Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Salleri (2,390m/7,841ft): 8-9 hours [f=transparent]We begin our drive to Salleri after breakfast. Our drive will be on the Madhya-Pahadi Highway and across the Sun Koshi River. We pass through beautiful riversides, jungles and villages. We continue to Okhaldhunga and begin to notice a change in the climate and landscape. The views of Numpur Himal and Everest are ours to admire. We continue our drive higher up and reach Salleri. Overnight in Salleri. [f=transparent]Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
[f=transparent]Day 4: Salleri to Nunthala (2,220m/7,280 ft): 6 -7 hours [f=transparent]We begin our trek after breakfast and pass Ringmo Village from where we begin ascending on a steep trail until Namche Bazaar. The trail passes through some great ruins before reaching Nunthala, which is a located at a lower elevation than Salleri. Roughly, we ascend 600m and descend 800 m. Overnight in Nunthala. [f=transparent]Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
[f=transparent]Day 5: Nunthala to Bupsa (2,360m/7,740 ft): 5-6 hours [f=transparent]We begin our trek after breakfast and descend for the most part of the trek. We cross a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River and climb up for a little over an hour. The trail passes through Khari Khola village and the scenery starts to get more picturesque. We trek through a beautiful rhododendron forest before reaching Bupsa. Overnight in Bupsa. [f=transparent]Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
[f=transparent]Day 6: Bupsa to Chaurikharka (2,650m/8,694ft) [f=transparent]We begin our trek after breakfast. The trail climbs up a ridge. We walk on the ridge and climb another ridge. Next, we cross a deep gorge with a great view of a waterfall and begin ascending to Chaurikharka. It is a wonderful small village with fields of barley, wheat and a few green vegetables. The village also houses a Buddhist monastery. Overnight in Chaurikhara. [f=transparent]Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
[f=transparent]Day 7: Chaurikharka to Monjo (2,840m/9,315ft): 4 - 5 hours [f=transparent]We trek for some time and cross a bridge over the Chheplung Khola (stream). We continue our trek on a trail alongside the Dudh Koshi River. On our way to Monjo, we also pass through a few villages, rhododendron and magnolia forests and Buddhist monasteries. We also cross Dudh Koshi River and its tributaries several times before reaching Monjo. Overnight in Monjo. [f=transparent]Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
[f=transparent]Day 8: Monjo to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 3 - 4 hours [f=transparent]We walk a little further from Monjo and enter the Sagarmatha National Park. We continue walking on the trail alongside the Dudh Koshi River and pass a chorten on the way before reaching Namche Bazaar. The traditional Sherpa village is one of the busiest villages in the Khumbu region with government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, and a colorful market. Overnight in Namche Bazaar. [f=transparent]Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
[f=transparent]Day 9: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft) [f=transparent]Our guide(s) can take us to explore the real charm of Namche Bazaar today. Hiking to Sagarmatha National Park rewards trekkers with a sunrise view and the views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on. We can also enjoy a day hike to Khumjung village (12,401ft), which is a beautiful Sherpa village. In exploring Namche Bazar, we observe traditional Sherpa life, Khumjung Hillary School and enjoy flora and fauna found at such altitude. Overnight in Namche Bazaar. [f=transparent]Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
[f=transparent]Day 10: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 10km, 5 - 6 hours [f=transparent]This segment of the trek includes the famous descent to the Dudh Koshi River and the equally popular ascent along the rhododendron forests to Tengboche. While descending to Dudh Kish River, we enjoy the views of mountain tops like Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on. Upon reaching Tengboche, we visit Tengboche monastery-the largest monastery in the region and soak in the views of Everest, Ama Dablam and other peaks. Overnight in Tengboche. [f=transparent]Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
[f=transparent]Day 11: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 9km, 5 - 6 hours [f=transparent]We decent and trek through forests filled with a variety of lush trees – birch, conifers and rhododendrons. This journey again rewards us with tremendous views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. The picturesque trail dips down to Devuche, crosses the Imja River and takes us to Pangboche. The upper Pangboche trails reward us with a more pristine view of the Himalayas and the Pangboche Monastery. The trek moves ahead towards the Imja Valley, Lobuche River and ultimately begins climbing up to Dingboche. At Dingboche, we see a beautiful array of fields enclosed by stonewalls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Overnight at Dingboche. [f=transparent]Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
[f=transparent]Day 12: Dingboche: acclimatization [f=transparent]Dingboche is a popular stop for trekkers and climbers headed to Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam or Imja Tse. The village is beautiful with an array of fields enclosed by stonewalls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold wind and grazing animals. We spend a day at Dingboche for acclimatization. We take day hikes to either Nagarjun Hill or Chukkhung Valley for great views of Makalu, Lhotse, Chalotse, Tawache and Ama Dablam. [f=transparent]Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
[f=transparent]Day 13: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 7km, 5-6 hours [f=transparent]We start the day with a gradual climb to Duglha at the end of the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. From here, we climb up a steep trail to Chupki Lhara, where we find an array of stones with prayer flags used as memorials to Scott Fischer (American mountaineer) and 10-time Everest submitter Babu Chiri Sherpa (Nepali mountain guide) who perished on a mission to climb Everest. Next, we continue to the Khumbu Glacier moraine and find ourselves facing several great peaks - Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. The trail then eases off as we follow the valley to Lobuche. Overnight in Lobuche. [f=transparent]Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
[f=transparent]Day 14: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hours [f=transparent]We take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake. Continuing straight ahead, we come across the Indian army mountaineers' memorials. The path from here can be misleading; hence, it is important that we follow our lead Sherpa diligently. The walk is strenuous due to thin air in the high altitude. We pass through rocky dunes, moraine and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, we see tents of mountaineers that stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray surroundings (especially in the spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori are the mountains we can view from the base camp. We get back to Gorak Shep for a good night's rest. Overnight in Gorak Shep. [f=transparent]However, the sunset view from Kala Patthar is more admirable than the sunrise view, so it is recommended that we visit Kala Patthar today during sunset. As the setting sun's rays strike the snow-capped mountains, the resulting scenery is incredible. Therefore, for those trekkers who wish to continue to Kala Patthar today instead of the next day please inform your guide and he/she will coordinate accordingly. [f=transparent]Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
[f=transparent]Day 15: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Pherice (4,288m/14,070ft): 16km, 7-8 hours [f=transparent]We prepare for an early morning departure, amid pre-dawn darkness and cold temperatures (-10 to -14 C). Plus, there is always the potential for chilly winds, which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself. But, it is upon reaching Kala Patthar that we get to see 360-degree up-close and formidable views of Mt. Everest. We take pictures, enjoy the magnificent mountain panorama, and then return back to Pheriche for a good night's rest. [f=transparent]Those participants who will visit Everest Base Camp today will have an early breakfast to start early as Everest base camp hike takes longer than the hike at Kala Patthar. After returning to Gorak Shep, both the groups will have lunch together; afternoon time is taken to descend down to Pheriche for a good night's rest. [f=transparent]Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
[f=transparent]Day 16: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft): 20km, 6 - 7 hours [f=transparent]We trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. After crossing the prayer-flag festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, our trail follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through pine forests. In the forest, we may come across colorful pheasants and mountain goats. The path eventually reaches Sansa from where we can enjoy views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse mountains. We also pass winding trails then through a forest before reaching Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar. [f=transparent]Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
[f=transparent]Day 17: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m/9,186ft): 19km, 6 - 7 hours [f=transparent]The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk cautiously as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, the trail becomes more level and natural. After our arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. Overnight in Lukla. [f=transparent]Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
[f=transparent]Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu [f=transparent]We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If we want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, we may do that today. Our guides can help you with both souvenirs shopping or sightseeing. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our journey. Overnight in Kathmandu. [f=transparent]Included meals: Breakfast
[f=transparent]Day 19: Final departure [f=transparent]Your adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but trade emails with your travel companions and organize your photos. A representative from Peregrine Treks will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home, you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal. [f=transparent]Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
[f=transparent]Important Note [f=transparent]Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Peregrine Treks. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
[f=transparent]Please note that often the Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight gets delayed by a few hours or may even be canceled for one, two, or more days due to unfavorable weather conditions. Such conditions may arise even in the best seasons. Hence, in such cases, you must be prepared for long waits either at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or end of the trek or even both! We will do our best to avoid such delays, and arrange the next flight for you. We also organize Helicopter rescue in such conditions, if it is available and upon request by our clients. The helicopter charges around USD 3500 and it can lift 4-5 persons per flight. Still, we suggest you to be prepared for possible delays/cancellations, and if possible to come with some extra buffer days (1-2 days) at the end of the trip to accommodate such delays. If everything runs smoothly and you still have a few days of your buffer days left then you may even engage yourself in optional activities, which can be arranged by Peregrine Treks upon request. The optional activities may include visiting places/landmarks of your choice, adventure sports, shopping, etc.
[f=transparent]In case the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip such as a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other region. If you are not interested in the alternative trip and would rather wait for your original preferred trip, you are welcome to wait in Kathmandu for as many days as it takes to get a flight to Lukla. However, please note that there will be no refund, if you lose time waiting at the airport and do not take an alternative tour or you only do a short trek later due to time limitation. If the cancellation happens before the trip, we will provide you accommodation and lunch in a guesthouse in Kathmandu. In case of the flight delay/cancellation after finishing of the trek, you will be responsible for all your expenses. Please also note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transport, flight, etc.) included in the package that you would not use later.
[f=transparent]Overview [f=transparent]The Everest[f=transparent]Three Passes trek[f=transparent]is the ultimate tour of the Everest region. This route takes in all the highlights—both in terms of mountain views and local culture—and combines them into a complete experience of the Everest region.
[f=transparent]Highlights [f=transparent] • Trek a circuit around the entire Everest region [f=transparent] • Amazing views of the highest mountains in the world [f=transparent] • Cross three challenging 5000m passes: Renjo La, Cho La and Kongma La [f=transparent] • Leave the crowds of the Everest Base Camp trek behind
[f=transparent]The[f=transparent]Everest Region[f=transparent]is one of Nepal's top trekking destinations, and the Everest[f=transparent]Three Passes Trek[f=transparent]is its ultimate trekking adventure, crossing three passes over 5,000m, each offering amazing scenery and views. This trek was ranked the number 2 on Peregrine Treks' list of the best treks in Nepal.
[f=transparent]Getting there & away [f=transparent]The typical starting point of the Everest Three Passes Trek is the mountain airport of Lukla, a 30-minute spectacular flight from Kathmandu.
[f=transparent]If you have some more time, there are a couple of alternative trailheads that add a number of trekking days in the Lower Khumbu: The small airport of Phaplu (adds about 4 days of trekking) and the trailhead at the end of the road in Jiri (adds about 7 days). [f=transparent]
[f=transparent]Permits & regulations [f=transparent]As with other treks in the Everest region, you'll needs a TIMS ($10 USD) permit and a Sagarmatha National Park permit ($34 USD). Peregrine Treks will arrange these for you. If you're arranging your trek yourself, you'll need to pick up your TIMS permit in Kathmandu, and your Sagarmatha National Park permit in Monjo (a village checkpost you'll pass through on the first day of your trek).
[f=transparent]Best Season [f=transparent]Spring (March-May) and Autumn (October-November) are the best seasons to do this trek. The monsoon season (June - early September) has less predictable weather, but some trekkers still choose this time as it aligns better with their vacation schedule. Winter season (December - February) gets quite cold, and snow may block the passes, but often offers clear skies. [f=transparent]
[f=transparent]Difficulty [f=transparent]The three passes trek is rated “Challenging”. It is a very serious adventure given its high pass crossings. It is more challenging than its sibling treks Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes, but not quite as challenging as trekking peaks such as Island Peak and Mera Peak.
[f=transparent]Accommodation & meals [f=transparent]The Everest Region has excellent infrastructure for trekkers. The teahouses (lodges) are of relatively high quality and they serve good meals, especially in Namche Bazar which you'll pass on the way up and down. [f=transparent]
[f=transparent]Variations [f=transparent]Generally, it's best to complete the Three Passes trek counter-clockwise. It is possible to go clockwise, as well, but not recommended due to the steep altitude gain of crossing the Renjo La, first. From Gokyo, you can also add an extra day to visit the remote Gokyo Lakes farther up the glacial valley.
[f=transparent]Brief Itinerary [f=transparent]Day 1: Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft) [f=transparent]Day 2: Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu and trek to Phakding (2651m/8700ft) 8km, 3 hrs trek [f=transparent]Day 3: Phakding to Namche (3440m/11280ft) 11km, 6-7 hrs [f=transparent]Day 4: Namche Acclimatization day or exploration day [f=transparent]Day 5: Namche to Tengboche (3870m/12694ft) 10km, 5-6 hrs [f=transparent]Day 6: Tengboche to Dingboche (4360m/14300ft) 9km, 5-6 hrs [f=transparent]Day 7: Dingboche to Chhukung (4750m/15,580 ft), 3 – 4 hours [f=transparent]Day 8: Chhukung: Climb Chhukung Ri (5,546m) and trek back to Chhukung, 3 – 4 hours [f=transparent]Day 9: Cross to Kongma La pass (5535m/18,159ft), trek to Lobuche (4940m/16,210ft), 6 – 7 hours [f=transparent]Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17,594 ft), 6-7 hours [f=transparent]Day 11: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545 m/18,192 ft), then to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft), 8 – 9 hours [f=transparent]Day 12: Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m/15,850 ft),3 – 4 hours [f=transparent]Day 13: Trek to Gokyo (4800m/15,580 ft) via Cho La pass (5368m/17,611 ft), 7 – 8 hours [f=transparent]Day 14: Rest day in Gokyo: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357m/17,575 ft), tour 4th and 5th Gokyo lakes, 3 – 4 hours [f=transparent]Day 15: Gokyo to Marlung (4210m/13,810 ft) via Renjo La Pass (5360m/17585 ft), 7 – 8 hours [f=transparent]Day 16: Marlung to Namche Bazaar, 5 – 6 hours [f=transparent]Day 17: Trek down to Lukla [f=transparent]Day 18: Flight back to Kathmandu [f=transparent]Day 19: Full day Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing [f=transparent]Day 20: Departure day