Everest Adventure Trekking is the most adventure tea house trekking in Everest. No any technical climbing experience is required for adventure trekking to Everest. A good physical fitness and previous trekking experience is nice for Everest adventure holidays. This is tea house lodge to lodge based trekking and good trekking equipment is required for trek to Everest Adventure. For Everest trekking for cost, itinerary, climate and equipment, write to local trekking leader.
Everest Adventure trekking is the most difficult trek in the Everest region which has 3 high passes trekking to Everest. For adventure seekers and authenticity, this three passes trek is an ultimate trek in Everest that will take you throughout the famous three passes of Everest, namely the Renjo La pass(5388m), the Cho La pass (5380m)and the Kongma La pass(5535m). It is a trek with unparallel alpine beauty and without doubt the grandest mountain scenery on the world. The highlights of the trek include the Sherpa villages, the pristine Gokyo Lake, the breathtaking scenery from the all these passes and the visit to Everest base camp. Unlike other treks in Everest region, this 3 passes trek makes a loop, hence no tracing back of the route. Therefore this 3 passes Nepal adventure trekking is known as Everest Circuit trekking. The good thing about three passes trek is despite having to cross three passes, we do not require any technical climbing and any person with good fitness and previous trekking experience can complete the trek successfully.
Tea houses are available everywhere, aside from long sections over the 3 passes. Very few internet cafes are available up that high. In the last few years organized groups have started following a route that the lonely planet guide book calls the 3 passes route. As this route now gets a steady stream of visitors, the facilities have developed to a point where more trekkers can consider tackling this longer, tougher and more adventurous way of seeing Everest base camp.
This trek is also called 3 passes trekking in Everest that suggests this route crosses three of the high passes which separate the valleys surrounding Everest –as these passes are high (5340m, 5420m,5535m), the route is not to be under –estimated and should only be attempt by those who don’t mind putting in some long days.
The 3 high pass trek takes in some of the most exciting and picturesque scenery in the Himalaya. The landscapes is varied and spectacular, the lodging and tracks range from the time worn paths of Everest, to the isolated and less frequented Renjo La pass region.
The trekking is continuously rewarded with dramatic Himalaya scenes including four of the world’s eight highest peaks: Cho Oyu(8201m), Makalu(8460m), Lhotse(8510m) and Everest(8848m).On a trek, time spent admiring breathtaking mountain vistas are complemented by visits to Sherpa villages, homes and monasteries offering you an insight into the quiet but culturally vibrant Sherpa way of life.
Hence, the 3 high passes Everest trek in Nepal is the ultimate trekking experience for them who wish to visit Everest Base Camp. The trekking route is longer and more challenging than Everest base camp trek as it crosses three high passes that are not on the standard Everest trekking trail. We also climb three walking peaks –Gokyo Ri (5483m) and Kalapattar (5545m) offer superb views of Everest whilst Chukkung Ri(5550m) is a lesser known summit tucked under the imposing Lhotse-Nuptse wall.
The 3 High Passes Everest Trek is suitable for fit walkers with previous trekking experience. If you are a regular weekend hill walker, you could consider the Everest 3 passes trek.
Day 1: Kathmandu -Phakding via Lukla.
Take 45 minutes the dramatic mountain flight to Lukla and a short 4 hours trek to Phakding.
Day 2: Phakding –Namche bazzar trekking.
Follow the Dudh Kosi River upstream before making the short but steep climb to the Sherpa capital of Namche bazzar. It is 6 hours trekking via Banker, Monjo and Jorsalle villages.
Day 3: Namche bazzar acclimatize.
Spend a day in and around Namche for acclimatization – there are numerous good options for hiking to Everest view hotel and Khumjung village.
Day 4: Namche bazzar to Thame
Trek 5 hours, follow the Bhote Koshi River on a high trail passing the villages of Phurte and Thamo to a junction with the Thame Khola and the Sherpa settlement of Thame.
Day 5: Thame Rest day.
Acclimatize around Thame. There are numerous options in this beautiful, unspoilt valley.
Day 6: Thame –Lungden
Continue trek up the main valley of the Bhote Koshi to the village of Lungden.
Day 7: Acclimatize at Lungden.
Acclimatization day around Lungden –whilst some people skip this day I would not recommend it due to the danger of ascending too fast. In such beautiful valley, why rush it.
Day 8: Lungden –Gokyo Lake via Renjo La pass cross.
An early start for a long but spectacular day crossing the Renjo la(5340m). Descend to the lakeside settlement of Gokyo (4790m).
Day 9: Gokyo Lake and climb Gokyo RI.
Utilize today either climb up Gokyo Ri for more amazing Everest Views or walk to the fifth lake.
Day 10: Gokyo –Dragnnag.
Spend the morning exploring around Gokyo and then in the afternoon cross the Ngozumpa Glacier to reach Dragnag (4700m).
Day 11: Drangnag –Dzong La (4830m)
Cross the Cho La (5420m) and descend to Dzongla (4830m). This is the longest day trek for 8/9 hours on snow walking.
Day 12: Dzongla –GorakShep (5140m)
Trek rejoins the main Everest Base camp track at Lobuche. Continue trek up on the Everest valley to reach GorakShep (5140m)
Day 13: Trek Everest Base Camp.
Walk to Everest Base Camp and return to spend the night in GorakShep. Go and back it takes 6 hours.
Day 14: Gorakshep –Lubuche.
Climb up Kalapattar (5500m) early in the morning. Afterwards descend to Lobuche having lunch at Gorakshep.
Day 15: Lobuche –Dingboche crossing Kongma La (5400m).
A long day to ascend and cross the Kongma La, descend to Dingboche (4360m)
Day 16: Dingboche –Tyangboche Monastery.
Trek down to Thyangboche monastery for 5 hours..
Day 17: Tengboche –Monjo.
Descend via Namche Bazzar to the village of Monjo for 6/7 hours.
Day 18: Monjo –Lukla.
Trek 4/5 hours to Lukla and make sure to reconfirm your ticket for next day flight to Kathmandu.
Day 19: Lukla –Kathmandu.
Fly back to Kathmandu. Free in day in the afternoon.
Day 20: Kathmandu.
Extra day in Kathmandu in case of flight delay, since Kathmandu/ Lukla/Kathmandu flight is weather dependent flight.