- Booking Type Instant Booking
- duration 17 days
- tour type Private
- age requirement 15+ years old
- max group size 15
- Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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- Trek to Everest Base Camp, Kalapatthar, Gokyo and Gokyo Lake
- Challenge yourself by crossing three highmountain passes
- See the most stunning views of the Himalayas in the entire region
- Experience mountain glaciers, turquoise alpine lakes, a mountainview sunrise and more
Experience the colorful landscapes, encounter ancient highland monasteries nestled in lofty peaks, and catch a glimpse of typical Sherpa culture. Summit Kongma La Pass and witness the dramatic view of Khumbu Icefall cascading down. Snap a photo at the famous Everest Base Camp and enjoy the views of Everest from Kalapattar’s viewpoint at 5545m.
This Everest Base Camp 3 passes trek is designed only for experienced trekkers who can endure extreme alpine conditions and high altitude.
Day 1: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2664m)
Day 2: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 3: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar
Day 4: Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3800m)
Day 5: Trek to Dingboche (4400m)
Day 6: Trek to Chukung (4733m)
Day 7: Rest and acclimatization day before Kongma-La Pass
Day 8: Kongma-La Pass (5530 m) and trek to Lobuche (4945m)
Day 9: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5325m) via Gorekshep (5185m)
Day 10: Kalapatthar sunrise (5545m) and trek to Dzongla (4800m)
Day 11: Cross Chola Pass (5430m) trek to Dragnag (4710m)
Day 12: Trek to Gokyo Lake (4750m) and explore
Day 13: Sunrise hike to Gokyo Ri (5357m) and full day in Gokyo
Day 14: Renjo La pass (5365m) trek down to Lungden (4375m)
Day 15: Trek to Namche via Thame Village (3440m)
Day 16: Trek back to Lukla (2800m)
Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu. Evening farewell.
- Pick up and drop off service on request and pre-trip meeting
- Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flight ticket with airport transfer
- Local guest house accommodation as per plan on the trek
- Necessary trekking permits (TIMS, National Park Entry ticket, Khumbu Pasang Lhamu GP. ticket ) and applicable government taxes
- Experienced, reliable, English-speaking guide
- All meals while on the trek and farewell dinner in Kathmandu with culture show
- Emergency support first aid kit, oxygen and oxymeter
- Use of Nepal Footprint sleeping bag, walking pole, down jacket, and a duffel bag (to be returned after the trek)
- Free luggage storage in Kathmandu if needed
- Porter hire
- Upgrade lodge in Namche
- Nepal visa
- Hotel and meals in Kathmandu except where stated in the itinerary
- Travel insurance
- Personal/extra expenses (hot/cold drinks, mineral water, laundry, telephone, internet, hot shower etc)
- Porter hire (available as an add on)
- Tips for guide
- International airfare
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
How much money do I need to bring with me?
Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.
How much should my backpack weigh?
A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.
- Do I need a porter?
Do I require a porter for carrying water?
On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.
When should I arrive in Kathmandu before the tour?
We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start day of the trek because the tour operators usually require one working day to arrange trekking permits. Arrive earlier if you want to explore Kathmandu on your own or acclimate to any time differences.