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Everest Three Pass Trek - 23 Days

Everest Three High Pass, Everest Region, Nepal.

The Everest Three Pass Trek is like a complete curry in itself as it encapsulates the best and of course the most daring ventures one could ever have imagined in the Everest region. In other words, this trip truly epitomizes the Everest trekking, which is well known among the adventure penchants for its rigorous walks, daunting elevations, freezing temperatures and yes, a tantalizing combo of astoundingly tall mountains and captivating lakes! Not to forget, the Everest region also happens to be the home of the mountain prodigies, the Sherpas, who every now and then are seen prowling on the toughest terrains of the region, with ridiculous ease. They have been the guiding stars for all the mountain aspirants, who pour in from every nook and corner of the world, just to experience and witness the majesty of the Himalayas herein.   

Blending the creams of the Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Treks, this nerve- racking yet fantabulous trip literally loops around the Khumbu region, catapulting us to the world’s three highest mountain passes viz. Renjo La (5360m), Cho La (5350m) and Kongma La (5535m). Not just that, the side trips and excursions to Gokyo Ri (5357m), Kala Patthar (5550m), Chhukung Ri (5550m) etc. are indeed so very pulsating. Look at those altitudinal figures; nothing scales below 5000m….isn’t that sensational?? If you are one of those tough flesh and bones, who has been incessantly fantasizing to conquer the Everest region, this is the trip for you; if you can make it, bravo, you are indeed mettlesome!!

Like most of the popular trips to the Everest region, the Everest Three Pass Trek begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a short trek to Phakding on the very day. In the days ahead, we pass by the hullabaloo of Namche Bazaar, an administrative hub of Khumbu. An extra day here not only aids us in acclimatization but also familiarizes us to the life patterns of the Sherpas. With bated breaths but elevated spirits, our prudent Everest march continues as we walk across the high passes, enjoying the superb mountainous vistas. Just to make sure that you don’t lambasted by the AMS (acute mountain sickness), we have integrated plenty of acclimatization days, coupled with some rejuvenating excursions (mentioned above). Our professional Sherpa guide knows exactly when to move ahead and when not. So, with him by your side, your journey is as safe as heaven. That’s one thing, you will have to have a good level of fitness to march in tandem with your Sherpa companion. Truly, the Everest Three Pass Trek isn’t for the light hearted trekkers; it is for those maverick adventurers who refuse to back down!

On good weather conditions, the passes can be crossed without the use of ice hammers/axes, crampons and ropes. But with the presence of snow, there is always a threat hovering in the distant horizon. Chilly winds are like to hit your ribs hard. So you have to be on your toes all the time. In a nutshell, the Everest Three Pass Trek offers you a 360 degree trekking experience, provided that you have the guts to withstand altitudinal hurdles and tantrums of the notorious weather. After all, if you go out in search of honey, you cannot refuse to be stung by bees!!!  

 

OUTLINE ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)

Day 02: Kathmandu city sightseeing (1400m)

Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m/45min); trek from Lukla to Phakding (2610/3-4hrs)

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/5-6 hrs)

Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Thame (3800m/4-5 hrs)

Day 07: Trek from Thame to Marulung (4210m/5 - 6 hrs)

Day 08:  Trek from Marlung to Lungden (4720m/2 - 3 hrs)

Day 09: Trek from Lungden to Gokyo via Renjo La Pass (5360m/6-7 hrs)

Day 10: Excursion day at Gokyo; ascent to the Gokyo Ri (5357m/5-6 hrs)

Day 11: Extra day at Gokyo for rest or short enticing hikes (4-5 hrs of hiking)

Day 12: Trek from Gokyo to Tangna (4700m/4-5 hrs)

Day 13: Trek from Tangna to Lobuche (4910m) via Cho La Pass (5350m/6-7 hrs)

Day 14: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5140m)/ Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp (5364 m) /Everest Base Camp to Gorakshep ( total trekking hours : 9 - 10 hrs)

Day 15: Trek from Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5550m) to Lobuche (8 - 9 hrs)

Day 16: Trek from Lobuche to Chhukung via Kongma La (5,535m/ 6 - 7 hrs)

Day 17: Early morning ascent to Chhhukung Ri (5550m); trek to Dingboche (4410m/6-7 hrs)

Day 18: Trek from Dingboche to Tengboche (3860m/3-4 hrs)

Day 19: Trek from Tengboche to Monjo (2835m/5-6 hrs)

Day 20: Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2840m/4 – 5 hrs)

Day 21: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (1400m/45min)

Day 22: A free day in Kathmandu

Day 23: Final departure

                                                                                                                    

 

  Important  Snippets  

The itinerary prescribed above is the standard template of the trip plan offered by Marron Treks which can be readily customized to match the guests’ preferences. However, the guests are expected to understand that the execution of the trip plan might be circumvented by an array of uncontrollable factors like bad weather, political turmoil, strikes, blockades and other unforeseen contingencies. Besides, the domestic flights in Nepal could be subjected to delays or cancellations owing to adverse weather conditions or technical glitches. It is worth mentioning that the flights cannot be operated in the condition where the visibility is less than 1600 meters. Under such abnormal circumstances, the trip plans might undergo slight or sharp alterations, taking into consideration, the best interest of the clients. Wherever the changes are made, Marron Treks cannot be held responsible for the consequences. Nevertheless, we shall endeavor our level best to make sure that the trip is carried out with respect to the original trip specifics.


Tribhuwan Int'l Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, you need to accomplish your entry/visa formalities. You will then be received by a representative from Marron Treks and transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. Welcome drinks will be served at the hotel. Unless you are badly longing for some rest, we can have a quick pre-trip meeting. You may then spend the remaining time resting or as you please. In the evening, you can stroll around the vicinity of your hotel just to get the feel of this wonderful hyperactive capital city of Nepal. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu; breakfast included.
 

 

Day 02: Kathmandu city sightseeing (1400m)Pashupatinath Temple, the most revered Hindu shrine located in Kathmandu, Nepal.

After a succulent breakfast at your hotel, you will meet our city guide. Hop in to our private car and head off for a guided tour to the renowned historical and cultural landmarks of Kathmandu. You will be visiting the sites like - Pashupatinath Temple (the most revered Hindu shrine), Kathmandu (Basantapur) Durbar Square and the Boudhanath (the Maha Stupa). All these sites have been listed in the UNESCO world cultural heritage list.  This entertaining and informative tour winds up at about 3:00 to 4:p.m. You will then be drive back to the hotel or you could actually head on for shopping some trekking goodies. Most of the items are available here on rent and our guide can help you identify the genuine rental outlets. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu; breakfast included.

 

Phakding, a settlement in the Dudh Kosi river valley of Everest region, Nepal.Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m/45min); trek from Lukla to Phakding (2610m/3-4 hrs)

We gobble up an early breakfast and drive on a comfy car to the domestic wing of the Tribhuwan airport, where a flight to Lukla awaits us. Admiring the tantalizing mountains on board, we land at the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. We half for a while at Lukla to meet the rest of our crew members. After some packing and arrangements, the trek begins through the beautiful and prosperous village of Lukla. Upon arrival at Lukla, we meet our other crew members and after some packing and arrangements, we start our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla until we reach Phakding. This short hike today is not only a prelude to the kind of trek we will be pursuing in the days ahead, but also aids us in acclimatization. If you are not already worn out with today’s walk, a subtle hike to a monastery in the vicinity of Phakding could be another good option to get accustomed to the thinning air. Overnight at teahouse in Phakding; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

 

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/5-6 hrs)Namche Bazaar, an administrative hub of the Solukhumbu district in Nepal.

The trail leads us along the Dudh Koshi River, through the pine forests and many suspension bridges, including the very famous, Hillary Suspension Bridge. The route then ascends straight up beyond a waterfall, from where we get a breathtaking view of Mt. Thamserku (6618 m). Advancing further, we come to a check post which also happens to be the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park. As we continue our ascent through the forests and bridges, we approach the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi Rivers. Trudging up further for about 2 hours brings us to Chautari (resting place), wherefrom we can relish the splendid sight of the Mt. Everest, almost belittling the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. Passing through one last settlement, the Jorsale village, we ultimately reach Namche Bazaar in about 2 hours. Namche Bazaar is the administrative center of the Khumbu region and is also the gateway to the Mount Everest. Overnight at teahouse in Namche Bazaar; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

 

The Sherpa Museum is located at Namche Bazaar in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal.Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar

This extra day at Namche Bazaar has been set aside to get acclimatized for the steeper climbs in the days ahead. So, just to ensure that we get accustomed to the thinning air, we can spend the day exploring the market at Namche Bazaar which reflects the Sherpa culture and their way of life. Namche bazaar houses all the government offices and has all the modern amenities like- internet cafes, restaurants, ATMs etc. Apart from the luscious towering mountains, the Everest region is also characterized by ancient gompas. Visiting the Sherpa Museum and Namche Gompa would be a wonderful retreat. About 3-4 hrs of gentle hiking today would provide us a good acclimatization. Overnight at teahouse in Namche Bazaar; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

 

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Thame (3800m/4-5 hrs)Thame, a settlement at the end of Khumbu valley in the Everest region of Nepal.

After that rejuvenating extra day at the hotspot of Khumbu region, it’s now time to get going. The trail stretches ahead from the Namche Gompa and traverses west, passing by an enticing array of mani stones, fluttering prayer flags and chortens. We follow the trail, witnessing all these uniquely carved mani stones all the way to Thame, a settlement at the end of the Khumbu valley. The people here still seem to be untouched by modern civilization. Overnight at teahouse in Thame; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
 

 

Marlung, a settlement in the Everest region of Nepal with scarce vegetation.Day 07: Trek from Thame to Marulung (4210m/5 - 6 hrs)

We have our breakfast, relishing the views of the surrounding peaks (provided that the weather is clear) that hood up tantalizingly towards the west. Journey from Thame to Marlung mostly constitutes an alpine trek along the terra firma that sans vegetation. However, the time we spend on this insolated Himalayan region is actually a welcome diversion from the cacophony of the cities we live in. Trailing ahead, we pass by the village of Tangmote and then Yellajung. Our trek continues, this time enjoying the jaw-dropping view of Kongde Ri, as we pass by yet another settlement of Tarnga across the western side of the Bhote Koshi River. By and by, getting accustomed to the uphill route, we eventually arrive at Marlung. Overnight at teahouse in Marulung; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

 

Day 08:  Trek from Marulung to Lungden (4720m/ 2 - 3 hrs)Lungden, a settlement in Everest region of Nepal.

Our trek today is short and easy. Considering the fact that we will be crossing the Renjo La tomorrow, we want to make sure that we are well rested and acclimatized at the same time. The route to Lungden takes us along the east bank of the Bhote Koshi River. The climbs are not that bothering, although you have to walk up a small hill on the way. Lungden is a quiet village with just a handful of teahouses. Overnight at teahouse in Lungden; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
 

 

Renjo La (5360m), one of the most popular and daunting passes in the Everest region of Nepal.Day 09: Trek from Lungden to Gokyo via Renjo La Pass (5360m/6-7 hrs)

The first out of the three important missions begins today. After an energizing breakfast, we gear up for mission#1- the Renjo La. From Lungden, our ascent begins, following a narrow valley clogged with giant boulders. The trail now transforms into a dirt track and takes us up to the southern bank of a beautiful serene lake- Angladumba Tsho. We can halt here for some time to capture the magnificence of this tranquil lake. From here, the trail elevates in the form of stone steps and it is actually a painstaking climb to the top of the Renjo La.  We can take a well deserved sojourn here, beholding the jaw-dropping view of the mighty Everest, standing tall and handsome as ever. Not just that, the black pearl or the Kala Patthar, the famed Tengboche monastery and Cho La glacier also appear stunningly beautiful. At the pass, it’s actually not surprising to be taken aback witnessing the natural splendor on a full scale. We would obviously want to stay here capturing the fascinating milieu forever, but we can’t! It’s not just the pass that happens to be the catch of the day. Knowing that “Gokyo” is your final destination for today, you will surely have goose bumps all over you, contemplating about this wonderful village, embellished with a chain of turquoise blue lakes. So, we head on for a steep descent from the Renjo La, passing by the Yak meadows and twin lakes of Renjo, until we arrive at Gokyo. We have an extra day at Gokyo tomorrow, so, some wonderful excursions are definitely on the cards. Overnight at teahouse in Gokyo; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

 

Day 10: Excursion day at Gokyo; ascent to the Gokyo Ri (5357m/5-6 hrs)Gokyo Ri, an exclusive vantage point in the Everest region of Nepal offering you the jaw-dropping views of Cho Oyu, Everest, Cholatse, Makalu, Tawoche and also the Ngozumpa Glacier.

The Gokyo Ri is often reckoned as the “Kala Patthar of Gokyo” in terms of its fame. This imposing stony monticule, located at the north of the Dudh Pokhari is an exclusive vantage point that offers jaw-dropping panorama of the Everest milieu. Reaching the summit necessitates a two hours’ nerve racking climb. But once you are at the top, holy guacamole!!…..you will be spellbound to witness all the bigwigs of the Everest region, viz. Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cholatse and of course, the mightiest of them all-the Mt. Everest,  as intimidating and immortal as ever. While the village appears like a tiny dot on the moraine, the massive “Dudh Pokhari “ lake radiates its turquoise blue spectrum, almost putting you in some kind of hypnotic trance. After this indulgence in the grandeur of Gokyo, we meticulously descend the ridge and walk back to our teahouse. Overnight at teahouse in Gokyo; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
 

 

Scoundrel's View Point, a vantage point in the Everest region of Nepal offering marvelous views of Mt. Everest & Mt. Makalu.Day 11: Extra day at Gokyo for rest or short enticing hikes (4-5 hrs of hiking)

We know that you are one of those tough flesh and bones, not ready to be bogged down by the ascents, twists and turns of the Everest region, but considering the fact that the trip is lengthy and humans are not machines, we’ve set aside this extra day at Gokyo. You can rest or gallivant around the village. We bet that an additional day in this mesmerizing milieu will not make you feel retracted. We’ve already accomplished the toughest mission at Gokyo, i.e. conquering the ridge. So what are in store for us now are some subtle hikes. Walking north of the village will take us to the string of other lakes along the moraine of the Ngozumpa Glacier. You will be on a slightly higher ground, which should not bother you much but to be honest, the tracks along the moraine seem really confusing. The village is surrounded by a pool of six sacred lakes, which happen to the perennial source of the rivers we have been following all the way since Lukla. On the edge of the moraine, there is a very trivial looking hummock known as the Scoundrel’s View Point (5000m), which offers marvelous view of Everest and Makalu. 4- 5 hours of relatively mild hike should wrap up the day for us. Overnight at teahouse in Gokyo; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

 

Day 12: Trek from Gokyo to Tangna (4700m/4-5 hrs)Ngozumpa Glacier, Everest region, Nepal.

The two days of rejuvenating excursions at the fascinating vicinity of Gokyo, we now advance to accomplish one of the most desired ventures of this trip, crossing the very famed Cho La Pass. But for that we have to first get to Tangna. We head on for about 3-4 hours’ walk towards the south-east from Gokyo across the Ngozumpa Glacier. Since our tomorrow’s trek constitutes a long walk coupled with crossing the Cho La, we limit today’s walk up to Tangna. Overnight at teahouse in Tangna; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
 

 

Cho La is a mountain pass scaling 5350m in the Everest region of Nepal.Day 13: Trek from Tangna to Lobuche (4910m) via Cho La Pass (5350m/6-7 hrs)

With high spirits we begin our mission#2, the “Cho La Pass”. The high elevated trail could make any one breathless. On conducive weather conditions you don’t have to be specially equipped to cross the pass, but yes, warm clothes are imponderable. Most often than not, the pass seems to be covered with snow, so mountaineering gears and equipments like ice-axe and ice-hammer are necessary. The pass is not suitable for heavily loaded yaks or porters. From the top of the pass, our trail skirts around the ridge and then drops to the village of Dzongla. By now we will already have walked about 5 hours. A downhill walk for another 2 hours will eventually bring us to Lobuche. Overnight at teahouse in Lobuche; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
 

 

Day 14: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5140m)/ Gorakshep to Everest The Everest Base Camp, one of the most iconic trekking destinations in the Everest region of Nepal.Base Camp (5364 m)/Everest Base Camp to Gorakshep ( total trekking hours : 9 - 10 hrs)

All geared up, we trail along the lateral moraine of Khumbu glacier. Passing through a pyramid signpost, the apexes of north ridge of Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Nuptse etc greet our eyes. We continue the uphill trudge to Thangma Riju, from where we can again enjoy the seemingly 3D view of the surrounding mountains. Pursuing the steep ascent further through the torrent of Changri glacier, we can behold Kala Patthar- a grayish monticule overlooked by Mt. Pumori. Once in Gorakshep, we almost seem to be hemmed by the snow clad mountains. Here we take a sojourn and have our lunch. We then enthusiastically resume our trek, trailing towards the Everest Base Camp. Bidding farewell to the dry lake bed of Gorakshep, we advance further and come across the Indian Army Mountaineers’ Memorial. Once at the Everest Base Camp, we can see the mountaineers’ tents scattered like colorful gems against the usually grey backdrop. Being at the base camp, we can actually sense the oddities withstood by the mountaineers on their way to the summit. Indulging ourselves at the base camp for some time, we make our way back to Gorakshep for overnight halt. Overnight at teahouse in Gorakshep; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

 

Kala Patthar, meaning 'black rock' in Nepali and Hindi, is a notable landmark located on the south ridge of Mt. Pumori in the Nepalese Himalayas.Day 15: Trek from Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5550m) to Lobuche (8 - 9 hrs)

Get ready for the ecstasy! Despite the predawn darkness, piercing chilly wind and dripping mercury levels (-10 to -14 deg cel), we set off to Kala Patthar as it happens to be the vantage point of relishing the captivating view of Mt. Everest and several other peaks. As we make our meticulous ascent to Kala Patthar, we see the mountains like Lingtren, Khumbutse and Changtse, hooding up gradually to reveal their majesty. We can’t help panting, so we need to stop at different points to catch our breath and at same time click anything that tempts us. After trudging up for several hours, we eventually reach Kala Patthar. Amidst the fluttering prayer flags, you will literally be flabbergasted to witness the grandeur of one massif after another. Spend some time here, let the panorama be embossed in your mental memorandum!! We then make our way back to Gorak Shep for breakfast. In the afternoon, we have our lunch and then descend down to Lobuche, where we halt overnight. Overnight at teahouse in Lobuche; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

 

Day 16: Trek from Lobuche to Chhukung via Kongma La (5,535m /6 - 7 hrs)Kongma La Pass (5535m) is one of the most challenging mountain passes in the Everest region of Nepal.

The fire and ice experience continues as we gear up for mission#3, the Kongma La. From Lobuche, the trail climbs steeply along the edge of the Khumbu Glacier. We make a meticulous ascent up a precarious scree slope until we arrive at a cairn, literally mummy wrapped in prayer flags; yes, this brings us to the top of the intimidating Kongma La. The views from the top are absolutely unique; icy lakes and snowy ridges poised ahead of us, while a scary looking landscape tumbling down to the Khumbu Glacier behind us! There is also a pyramid shaped Italian Research Centre at just over 5,000m. Cholatse, Pokalde, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu and Ama Dablam, all greet us with their apparent immortality. After this momentary indulgence at the zenith of the pass, our descent begins along the loose scree slope. The downhill march continues, this time along the east side of the Niyang River Valley, relishing the stunning views Amphu Lapcha Pass and Island Peak. Thus we finally arrive at Chhukung. Overnight at teahouse in Chhukung; breakfast, lunch and dinner included. 
 

 

Chhukung Ri (5550 m) is a rocky peak, similar to Kala Patthar, above the village of Chhukung in the Everest region of Nepal.Day 17: Early morning ascent to Chhukung Ri (5550m); trek to Dingboche (4410m/6-7 hrs)

This is going to be another adventure packed day. We are gradually approaching the end of our trek, so we want to finish off things with a blast! We are at Chhukung, so ascending one of the most famed ridges here should definitely be on the cards. Although the ascent to Chhukung Ri is a tough ask that necessitates a stiff climb of about 2-3 hours, the panorama that unfolds once you are at the top, is simply irresistible. The ache in the bones will instantly be alleviated once you witness the mammoth snow-clad giants like Ama Dablam (6814m), Makalu (8463m) and Baruntsa (7220m) from the apex of the ridge. After this tiring yet enticing mission, we gradually descend to Dingboche, which should be a lot easier compared to what we experienced when making the ascent. Overnight at teahouse in Dingboche; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

 

Day 18: Trek from Dingboche to Tengboche (3860m/3-4 hrs)Tengboche is a village in the Khumbu region of northeastern Nepal, located at 3,860m.

From Dingboche, the trail drops down the valley of Orsho and then follows the west bank of Imja River to Shomare and further to Pangboche. There is an old Gompa here worth visiting, which is just about 20 minutes’ hike from Pangboche. After visiting the Gompa we retrace our steps down to Imja river and then make a gentle ascend through the forest to finally arrive at Tengboche. Overnight at teahouse in Tengboche; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
 

 

 

Monjo, a beautiful and tranquil settlement in the Everest region of Nepal.Day 19: Trek from Tengboche to Monjo (2835m/5-6 hrs)

The trek begins with a steep descent of about 500 m through the rhododendron bushes and fir trees. We then cross the bridge over Dudhkoshi River and pass through the villages of Tashinga and Sansa until we arrive at the settlement of Kyangjuma. Continuing our happy way back, we trail along the curvy and steep maze to Namche Bazaar. If you are lucky enough, you might just be able to spot some wild lives like mountain goats, snow leopards and colorful pheasants on the way. From Namche, we take a steep downhill route and cross another suspension bridge over the Dudhkoshi River. Before arriving at Monjo, we need to cross the Dudhkoshi River at more point. Eventually, we exit the Sagarmatha National Park and arrive at the tranquil vicinity of Monjo village. Overnight at teahouse in Monjo; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

 

Day 20: Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2840m/4 – 5 hrs)Lukla, a town in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal, which happens to be the starting point of most of the treks in the Everest region.

Probably, the last long walk in the trip, but mind you, it’s not strenuous at all! The route is occasioned by trivial ascents and descents but most of the part is flat. It’s almost like rewinding back your journey. We walk through the open plains, rhododendron and pine forests and Sherpa villages. Crossing the Dudhkoshi river through suspension bridges at three different points, we push ourselves for the last 45 minutes’ ascent from Chheplung. Yes, we are now at Lukla! Thus, with tired legs but contented eyes, our trek eventually winds up. Let’s relax and celebrate this accomplishment with the entire crew members! Overnight at teahouse in Lukla; breakfast, lunch and dinner included. 

 

Kathmandu, the busy and flamboyant capital city of Nepal.Day 21: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (1400m/45min)

Ambulating on the lap of super mountains for almost two weeks and cuddling some sweet and sour memories, we take a flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. Upon arrival at KTM, check in to the hotel for overnight stay. You can refresh and relax to do away the fatigue. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu; breakfast included.


 


 

Day 22: A free day in KathmanduThamel, a popular spot for souvenir shopping in Kathmandu, Nepal.

This is a free day in Kathmandu to fulfill anything that you missed out spotting in this energetic capital of Nepal. You can indulge yourself in shopping or strolling around some of the cultural and historical landmarks of Kathmandu. Thamel is your hot spot for shopping where you can haul all the souvenirs representing Nepal and its culture. May be that in addition to your interesting trip anecdotes, you would also want to take back some stuff for your friends and relatives. In the evening, a farewell dinner with a range of traditional Nepali cuisines will be hosted by Marron Treks. Enjoy the dinner, pack/prepare yourself for a flight back home and have a beauty sleep. Overnight in hotel in Kathmandu; breakfast  and dinner included.
 

 

Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. Day 23: Final departure

You feel like Nepal is your second home, don’t you? Well, time to get back to your first home now. You came in as a visitor, but you are going back as a friend. Our representative will escort you to the airport 3 hours prior to the flight schedule. Goodbyes are not forever, goodbyes are not the end, they simply mean we will miss you, till we meet again! Have a safe flight back home and we look forward to being your adventure companion in Nepal again!

You can always extend your trip to try out some of our other adventurous packages like Bungy Jumping, Mountain Biking, Jungle Safari, White Water Rafting, Golfing & Paragliding etc. Please let us know about your desire for trip extension, so that we can make the necessary arrangements.

 

  Important  Snippets  

The itinerary prescribed above is the standard template of the trip plan offered by Marron Treks which can be readily customized to match the guests’ preferences. However, the guests are expected to understand that the execution of the trip plan might be circumvented by an array of uncontrollable factors like bad weather, political turmoil, strikes, blockades and other unforeseen contingencies. Besides, the domestic flights in Nepal could be subjected to delays or cancellations owing to adverse weather conditions or technical glitches. It is worth mentioning that the flights cannot be operated in the condition where the visibility is less than 1600 meters. Under such abnormal circumstances, the trip plans might undergo slight or sharp alterations, taking into consideration, the best interest of the clients. Wherever the changes are made, Marron Treks cannot be held responsible for the consequences. Nevertheless, we shall endeavor our level best to make sure that the trip is carried out with respect to the original trip specifics.


Accommodation:

While you are in Kathmandu, we opt to accommodate you in 3 star or 5 star hotels like Hotel Royal Singhi (3 star), Hotel Manaslu (3 star), Radisson (5 star), Yak & Yeti (5 star) or similar.

During the trek, you will be accommodated in a Tea House/ Lodge or Trekking Inn. Most of these lodges and teahouses cater good services and are equipped with modern amenities. We will endeavor to provide you the best accommodation available along the route so that you get a good night’s rest in a hygienic milieu.

 

Meals:

We arrange the best quality food during the trek as we are concerned about the health of the trekkers as well as the staff members. Basically, we opt for locally available food in the Everest Region so that you could a real sense of the culture, living patterns, simultaneously promoting the locally available resources of organic food and beverages. Other than, a wide range of Continental, Chinese, Italian and Indian cuisines like Pizza, Spaghetti, French Fries, Soups, Breads etc are also available for your retreat.

 

Porter and Staff Care:

We ensure that all the porters and other staffs going to high altitude conditions are provided with adequate clothing and equipments. They are the backbones of a trek.

 

Best Months:

The month of January-June & September-December are considered to be best months for Everest Three Pass Trek.

 

Any Experience Required?

For Everest Three Pass Trek no former experience required. Physical fitness is the only key to accomplish this trek.

 

Our Guides:

Guides play a very active role during the trek. Marron Treks has experienced and helpful treking guides who make your trip enjoyable as well as productive. Our guides are literate, multilingual speakers, environment conscious and well acquainted to culture, language, location and every single detail pertaining to the Everest Region . This would help our trekkers make the most of their trip.

 

Travel Insurance:

It is advised that you arrange your travel insurance before leaving your homeland. The main thing is to make sure that your insurance covers you for both medical and evacuation costs. In some places it is not necessary but it would be better if you have the travel insurance with you all the time. That would make your trip safe and hassle free.

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Starting Price: USD XXXX (On request) on twin sharing accommodation basis.

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Cost Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop services.
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city.
  • Applicable domestic airfare as per the itinerary.
  • Entrance and monumental fees during the sightseeing in Kathmandu as prescribed in the itinerary.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on “BB” basis as per itinerary.
  • All ground transportation costs in accordance to the itinerary.
  • All trekking accommodation costs on full board (B, L, D) basis as per the itinerary. The accommodation will be in the guesthouses/ lodges/ teahouses on twin sharing basis but occasionally in the common dormitory (esp. during peak tourist seasons).
  • Four seasonal sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion) duffel bag, t-shirt and Cap (provided as complimentary gears).
  • A comprehensive medical kit (will be carried by the trekking guide).
  • Salary to guide and porters for the trekking period.
  • Personal insurance for crew members.
  • All applicable tourist fees, conservation fees, "special permit" fees & TIMS fees necessary for trekking.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Farewell dinner with live Nepalese cultural program.

 

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare and departure taxes.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Lunch & dinner expenses incurred before or after the trekking period.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (to be covered by the client's travel insurance).
  • Nepal entry visa fee – Visa can be obtained upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days costs US $ 25 or equivalent foreign currency, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days costs US $40 and $ 100 respectively. You will need a valid passport and 2 copies of your recent PP sized photos).
  • Tips to the guide, porter, driver, hotel and tea-house staff (Tipping is expected).
  • Bar bills, alcoholic drinks & beverages.
  • Excess baggage charges (luggage allowance for domestic airlines in Nepal is 20 kgs.).
  • Personal insurance and other expenses of personal nature (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower etc.).
  • Cost of personal trekking gears and equipments (kindly refer to our equipment lists: http://www.marrontreks.com/itineraries/227-26/everest-three-pass-trek-23-days.html#equipment-list ).
  • Cost incurred due to the addition of extra days or change in the real course of the itinerary because of bad weather conditions, political turmoil or any other unforeseen contingencies like (but not limited to) natural calamities, accidents, illness, thefts, damages etc.
  • Garbage deposit fees (refundable).
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the 'Cost Includes' section above.

TREKKING GEARS & EQUIPMENTS

Needless to say that kitting and stuffing yourself out for a trek is almost a herculean task which keeps you mulling and often gets you overwhelmed. But at the mercy of the renting outlets sprouting in every visible corner in Kathmandu, preparing for trekking in Nepal these days is almost tantamount to equipping yourself for a weekend backpacking trip. Most of the heavy and expensive items are easily available on rent, so you don’t actually have to travel Nepal with a cartload of gears. We have endeavored to formulate a categorical checklist that gives you a tentative idea regarding the gears and accessories mandatory for you during the trek. The list could vary depending upon the kind of trek you pursue, the terrain, weather conditions and time of the year. For instance, you don’t need the camp-trek equipments when you are on a tea-house trek. This listing below simply serves as a guideline and you can always have your own checklist. It is always preferable to pack light and the key to this is to carry the gears and accessories that have multidimensional uses.

 

  • CLOTHING (Core & Lower body)

Water-proof (breathable fabric) jacket, Poncho or Umbrella

Hard shell pants (breathable fabric- 1 set), preferably that zips from top and bottom which can be worn over boots without getting undressed, in case of abrupt weather changes

Fleece jacket or Pullover

Fleece windcheater jacket

Down jacket or a Down vest

T-shirts (2 – 3) and Long-sleeved shirts with collars ( 2- 3 pairs)

Nylon (cotton ought to be strictly avoided) hiking shorts ( 2- 3 pairs)

Hiking trousers- one that is detachable from the knees so that the it can be folded up as shorts ( 2- 3 pairs)

Thermal underwear as well as synthetic underwear (3 -4 each – avoid cotton)

Synthetic sport brassieres for women (2 pairs- avoid cotton)

 

  • Head/Eyes & Hand Gears

Sun hat/cap

Woolen hat or Balaclava

Sunglasses/Goggles (preferably the one with 100% UV protection)

Liner, Synthetic or Thin wool gloves (1 -2 pair)

Warm gloves (designed to the shield the sub-zero temperatures)- 1 pair

 

  • Footwear

Trekking boots (1 pair) and spare laces

Running shoes, Sandals or Thongs (flip-flops)- 1 pair each

Hiking gaiters (1 pair) to do away the rocks, dusts and moist feet

Liner socks- preferably synthetic (3 – 4 pairs)

Heavy or wool blend socks (3 – 4 pairs)

 

  • Equipments

Backpack/Rucksack

Duffle bag (will be provided by Marron Treks as a complimentary gear and you needn't return it )

Pack cover (to protect your gears from getting wet)

Day sack/Nylon stuff sack

Sleeping Bag/ Silk liner (will be provided by Marron Treks but should be returned after the trip)

Water bottle

Good head torch along with spare batteries and bulbs

Maps, compass and a guide book

Trekking poles

 

  • Miscellaneous Bits

The items below could seem trivial, but if you don’t have them, you might just find

 yourself sticky and stinky, which isn’t actually good for you!


Toiletries

Quick-drying camp towel

Detergent powder/bar

Toilet paper

Sunscreen Lotion (SPF 20+) & Lip balm

Pocket knife

Sewing/Repair Kit (for tent & mattress)

Emergency kit including a whistle, waterproof match/lighter

Padlocks for bags and lodge rooms

Stuff sacks

Earplugs

Candlesticks

 

  • Medicaments

It is important that you can include the medicines prescribed by your doctor. Below is just the generic list of medications. We advice you to always consult your travel doctor as you might be resistant or allergic to some medicines 


Anesthetics (Ibuprofen/Aspirin)

Broad spectrum antibiotics tablets

Metronidazole and Antacids (for diarrohea /indigestion)

Broad spectrum ointments (Neosporin/ Clotrimazole/Gentamicin)

Antiseptic liquids (Dettol/Savlon)

Assorted band-aids

Small gauge pad

Roll of adhesive tape

Iodine tablets

 

  • Optional Carry

Nothing hard and fast about carrying the items in this list as they are not the basics. Yet, though not all, if you still manage to squeeze in some of these items on your carry, you will not regret as they might just come handy during the trek


Camera, memory card and battery charger

GPS unit Altimeters

Binoculars

Pee bottle for men (leak proof/wide mouth) & Pee funnel for women

Books and magazines

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