03 High Passes Of Everest, is strenuous & demanding trek goes over three high passes of Everest region. It's more than anything for the ambitious trekker, who target to cross high passes without the compulsion to any technical climbing. Heading towards Everest base camp through Sherpa land and famous Tengbouche Monastery, we will cross Kongma La, the first pass that offers close up views of Nuptse and Lhotse wall. After capturing classic climbing route to the summit of Mt. Everest in our camera from Khumbu glacier to Kalapattar. We compete for a spectacular traverse over Cho La (next pass) we enter the alpine pastures and lakes of Gokyo to the west, dominated by the great peaks of Cho-Oyu and Gyanchungkang. From Gokyo RI, we gain further outstanding views of Everest before heading over the Renjo La (third pass) to the wild upper Bhote Kosi. Renjo la is virtually less-trekked and offers an alternative route to Namche and Lukla via Thame. This trek is for experienced trekker, who has experience of high altitude trekking and fit.
Trip: Ex. Kathmandu
Trip length: 23 days
Trek length: 19 days
Access: by flight from Kathmandu
Trek-style: camping with full porterage
Staff: Group leader, cook & appropriate local staff
Maximum altitude: 5540 m (Kalapattar)
Maximum altitude (halt): 4900 m approx.
Best season: End April to May and October
Arrive at the airport in Kathmandu. Loben Expeditions representative will meet you outside the customs and immigration area and transfer you to your hotel. The afternoon is free to relax, recover from jet lag, or explore on your own.
Kathmandu sightseeing (check detail IN and around Kathmandu). Evening preparation for trek & trek briefing by group leader.
From Kathmandu, you will take a scenic flight to Lukla airstrip (2,850 m), the most popular gateway to Everest. From Lukla, trek to Phakding. Overnight at lodge.
Trek to Namche Bazaar, the headquarters of the area. Overnight at lodge.
Day hike to Syangbouche (3900 m) for breathtaking all-round views of the Himalayan giants. After you have had your fill of the snow peaks, hike on to the Sherpa countryside villages of Khumjung and Khunde.
Gokyo RI is stiff 1 and half hour climb; the panorama of Himalayas stretches with blend of glaciers and grass, rock, snow and ice. Sunsets are unforgettable from here. After breakfast at our camp and rest for some while, we will walk towards 4th and 5th lakes. These points offer more extensive view of Everest than from both Gokyo RI and Kalapattar
Loben Expeditions representative will meet you at schedule time to transfer you to the airport for onward flight.
Loben Expeditions trips are designed for flexible, energetic people who like to be active and have a spirit of adventure and a positive attitude. We rate this trip as an “Challenging” You should be an experienced hiker in good physical condition. Most days are spent at altitudes above 4000 m (the highest elevation on trek is the hike to the Kalapattar at 5548 m), and our hikes will be between five and six hours & longer some day with walk on steep slopes, screes & moraines.
Porters or pack animals carry most of the gear and camp supplies, leaving you free to hike with only a light day pack. Even so, trekking at high altitudes is strenuous. Exercise at high altitude compounds the physiologic stress. In addition, high altitude may create discomfort and symptoms of illness that you do not experience while exercising at lower elevations, such as shortness of breath, restlessness or sleeplessness at night, and headaches. You need to be in excellent health and top physical condition to enjoy such an experience, with adequate cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, and excellent balance. No technical climbing or other special abilities are required.
Group size: Minimum 04, maximum 16
(A team of above 4 people can request own dates)