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Everest 3 Pass – Gokyo Trek 21 days

  • Cho La Pass

  • In Thugla

    View to Mt. Sholatse


Trip Overview

Duration: 21 days
Maximum altitude: 5‘555 m
Trek Grade: Moderate to strenuous
Average walking time per day: 4 - 6 hours
Accommodation: Guesthouse
Best season: February, March, April, May, October, November

The Everest 3 Pass – Gokyo Trek is one of the most beautiful and versatile in the Everest area.

Among the highlights of this trek in the Everest region, the 3 Passes Trek include the Sherpa culture, Tengpoche Monastery, Everest Base Camp, the Khumbu Glacier, the climb of Kala Patthar from where we have a magnificent view to Mount Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Cho Oyu and the largest glacier in Himalaya the Ngozumpa. It is possible to see animals like the Musk Deer, the Leopard, Jackal, Mountain Tahrs and many different Birds, such as, for example, the Pheasant.

On the way to Gokyo Ri 5'480 m we pass the beautiful Lake of Gokyo and we are able to enjoy the great view of Everest, Makalu and Cho Oyu. From the Cho La Pass 5'420 m, we able to see Mt. Lhotse, Nuptse Mt., Mt. Pumori, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Cholatse, Iceland Peak and many more.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu City Tour 

Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding 2‘610 m

Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazar 3‘440 m

Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazar

Day 06: Namche Bazar – Tengboche 3‘860 m

Day 07: Tengboche - Dingboche 4‘410 m

Day 08: Acclimatization day in Dingboche

Day 09: Dingboche – Chhokung 4'730 m

Day 10: Chhokung – Kongma La Pass – Lobuche – ca. 9 hours

Day 11: Lobuche – Everest Base Camp 5‘300 m - Lobuche 4'920 m

Day 12: Lobuche – Kala Patthar - Zongla 4‘830 m

Day 13: Zongla – Chola Pass – Dragnag 4‘700 m

Day 14: Dragnag – Gokyo Lake 4‘720 m

Day 15: Rest day at Gokyo Lake

Day 16: Gokyo – Renjola Pass 5'300 m - Lungden 4‘650 m

Day 17: Lungden – Thame 3'820 m

Day 18: Thame – Phakding 2'610 m

Day 19: Phakding – Lukla 2‘840 m

Day 20: Lukla – Kathmandu

Day 21: Departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu City Tour
Enjoy the historical cultural sites of Kathmandu including UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pashupatinath (sacred Hindu temples), Boudhanath (Buddhist shrine) Swayembhunath (monkey temple), etc.

Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding 2‘610 m
The flight to Lukla takes about 30 minutes and offers a wonderful view of the mountains, forests and river valleys. After landing in Lukla, we begin our trek to Phakding. The path takes you through the beautiful landscapes.

Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazar 3‘440 m
We walk along the Dudh Kosi river valley and through pine, spruce and rhododendron forests. In Monjo we enter the Sagarmatha National Park. The first look to the Mount Everest - the view of the huge mountains is impressive.

Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazar
Today we let our body time to adjust to the high altitude. This is very important; altitude sickness can be life-threatening. Stroll through Namche, which seems to be a huge bazaar and enjoy the mountain panorama and the Sherpa culture or visit the Sherpa museum.

Day 06: Namche Bazar – Tengboche 3‘860 m
After about 30 minutes uphill walk, we have a great view of the mountains and the Dudh Kosi valley. 2 hours later we reach Sanasa, it is the crossroads which leads either to Gokyo Khumjung valley or to Tengboche, there is also excellent view of the surrounding mountains. Later we cross a suspension bridge that crosses the Dudh Kosi River. We continue uphill until we arrive in Tengboche. 

Day 07: Tengboche - Dingboche 4‘410 m
On the way to Dingboche we walk through beautiful and varied landscapes. The panoramic views, pastures and often deserted huts are an unforgettable experience.

Day 08: Acclimatization day in Dingboche
This is our second rest day. Hike for example, to Dingboche Monastery or Chhukung village. Enjoy the spectacular panorama of Mount Everest, Amadablan, Lhotse, Tawache, Nuptse, Kwangde etc.

Day 09: Dingboche – Chhokung 4'730 m
On the short walk up we have a stunning view of the Amadablam and Island Peak. In the afternoon we have the option to visit the Island Peak Base Camp.

Day 10: Chhokung – Kongma La Pass – Lobuche – c.a. 9 hours
A long day awaits us. We cross the first of the 3 passes. From Kongma La 5'535 m we have a different and not less impressive view to the Mountains. It is possible to take a shorter route through the valley.

Day 11: Lobuche – Everest Base Camp - Lobuche 4'910 m
After we left Lobuche we follow the trail wich winds its way along the Khumbu glacier. To cross the Lobuche glacier it takes about 1 ½ hours. Over boulders and scree we reach Gorakshep. Then, accompanied by the beautiful mountain panorama we climb on to Everest Base Camp, the place where expeditions to the highest mountain in the world to start. An unforgettable experience.

Because of the high altitude we stay in Lobuche and not in Gorakshep.

Day 12: Lobuche – Kala Patthar - Zongla 4‘830 m
Early in the morning our ascent to Kala Patthar 5'555 m starts. The scenery is fantastic. It is a hard way, but the view from above, exceed the wildest expectations. In the midst of the great creaking glaciers - the classical view of Mt. Everest. Afterwards we walk to Zongla.

Day 13: Zongla – Chola Pass – Dragnak 4‘700 m
From the camp, it goes on a narrow path of rocks, then on the left side the glacier comes into view. We now finally march on the snow field and we arrive soon on the pass at 5'420 m. A magnificent view of Ama Dablam and Baruntse 7‘220 m awaits us. Since it may have a few glacier crevasses, we avoid exploring. From the pass there is a steep downhill to the valley of Nymagawa. After our lunch we again passing boulders and soon we reach the Teahouses and huts of Dragnak.

Day 14: Dragnak – Gokyo Lake 4‘720 m
After around 2 ½ hours walk we arrive in Gokyo Lake. We have enought time to walk to the 5th lake and back. It offers us a fantastic view to Mount Everest.

Day 15: Rest day at the Gokyo Lake
After breakfast we climb to the top of Gokyo Ri 5'483 m - a small hill above the lake, the view of the Gokyo region is enormous. It is a 2 hour climb and offers a view of the Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse and Tawache.

Day 16: Gokyo – Renjola Pass - Lungden 4‘650 m
Today a long day awaits us. We continue in a northerly direction up to the Renjola pass 5'420 m. It is worth to have a glance behind us. Once on the pass we have magnificent view of the valley Nangpa, Everest and Makalu. Because of the debris, the way down is a little harder. After a while we reach the lake glacier. The valley widens and we descend on open grassland. Soon we reach the small village of Arya and Lungden.

Day 17: Lungden – Thame 3'820 m
On our way further down, we follow the Bhote Kosi River. We walk through the valley and pass small villages like Nangpa, Marlung, later Taranga and finally Thame.

Day 18: Thame – Phakding 2'610 m
We cross the Bhote Khola via a suspension bridge and passing painted Buddhist rock. In this region it is possible to see Himalayan Tahrs. We continue through Thamo and back to Namche Bazar where we have a lunch before continuing down the Dudh Koshi River. We leave Jorsale and Monjo behind us and walk through pine and rhododendron forests and reach Phakding.

Day 19: Phakding– Lukla 2‘840 m
Our last stage awaits us.

Day 20: Lukla – Kathmandu
Early in the morning we go to the small airport in Lukla. We have enough time to enjoy the rest of the day in Kathmandu.

Day 21: Departure

Includes & Excludes

Includes and Excludes

In Services included:
National Park permit
TIMS card (Trekkers Information Management System)
Accommodation during the trek
Breakfast whilst Trekking with B & B Program
3 meals during the trek with the Package Program
English speaking, experienced and trained guide
Number of porter according to the group size (15 kg of luggage per Trekker)
First aid kit and insurance for the team
Transport to the trekking spot (incl. domestic flight)
Airport pick up and drop off

Not included:
Hotels *
Any kind of drinks
International flights
Personal expenses
Personal Insurance and medication
Nepal entry visa
Tipping for guide and porter
German speaking guide or group leader (On request)

* Accommodations are only included whilst Trekking. For Hotel reservations we are pleased to support you.