Nov 16 - Dec 12, 2018  unconfirmed

This trip has been proposed but will not be confirmed with the guide until a payment has been made.

Three Passes & Everest Base Camp Overland Start, via Pikey Peak, via Lower Gokyo Valley Loop, via Ama Dablam Base Camp to Dingboche, via Chukhung Ri Climb, Fifth Lake & Ngozumpa Tse, and Thame-Khumjung Alternate Route (27 days)
Everest Region, Nepal

Difficulty: strenuous

Public trek | 1 interested and 0 confirmed trekkers

Three Passes & Everest Base Camp Overland Start, via Pikey Peak, via Lower Gokyo Valley Loop, via Ama Dablam Base Camp to Dingboche, via Chukhung Ri Climb, Fifth Lake & Ngozumpa Tse, and Thame-Khumjung Alternate Route
$1,003 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only

Price drops to $571 if 1 interested trekker joins this trek

Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$30.01 /day per person for guide
+ $30 per person for guide's insurance
+ $85 per person for guide's transport
+ $77 per person for permits

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Included Services
  • Permits Sagarmatha National Park Entry, Local Everest Region Tax, and TIMS Card
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
  • Guide's Transport
Optional Services (Porter...)
  • Porter Each porter may carry no more than 20 kg (44 lb). One porter is usually enough for 2 people's gear. Government required insurance covers the porter in case of an accident while on the trip.
    $20 per day per porter

    + $30 per porter for porter's insurance

  • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Booking the flight with the trek insures that the guide will be able to be on the same flight in addition transport to/from the airport from your hotel is included.
    $180 per person

    + $15 per person for service/transport fee

  • Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu Booking the flight with the trek insures that the guide will be able to be on the same flight in addition transport to/from the airport from your hotel is included.
    $180 per person

    + $15 per person for service/transport fee

Currently 1 Trekker
1 interested and 0 confirmed trekkers
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stacey (new zealand)


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stacey (new zealand)
itinerary creator

Kia Ora, I'm a 47 yo woman from New Zealand. I work as a counsellor/psychotherapist. As well as being in the mountains, I enjoy running, gardening, yoga, and spending time with friends and my dog. Ive trekked in Nepal and Ladakh previously, and have done lots of hiking in New Zealand also. I'm possibly a faster than average walker (?), and appreciate the flexibility to walk at our own varying paces when appropriate. I really enjoy taking side/day trips while trekking, getting off the beaten track where possible, and avoiding the busiest tourist times and places where possible also. :)

A grand tour of the Everest Region, this trek explores four valleys of the Khumbu region and climbs over three passes in excess of 5000 m. If you want to feel like you’ve covered the Everest Region, then this trek is for you. If trekking the passes east to west then the Kongma La Pass is the first pass encountered. It probably the least traversed of the classic three passes in the Khumbu region, the path to the Kongma La (5535 m) offers a spectacular but strenuous route between Chukhung and Lobuche. While in Chukhung, you may wish to spend an additional day and climb Chukhung Ri for a panorama of the Chukhung Valley, or hike to the alpine lake of Imja Tsho. After a visit to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar the next pass to the west is the Cho La. The Cho La, is most popular of the three passes in the Khumbu region providing stunning vistas along the high route between Everest Basecamp and the Gokyo Valley. With its series of lakes, the Gokyo Valley is probably one of the most beautiful valleys in the Khumbu Region, while the view from Gokyo Ri rivals any of the trekking viewpoints in the Khumbu, including a more complete – if a bit further away – view of Mt Everest than any of the other trekking viewpoints. The most western of the three passes is the Renjo La the path via the Renjo La (5340 m) provides a more strenuous route from Gokyo back to Namche Bazaar via the barren and beautiful Bhote Valley, and the Sherpa Village of Thame. The ascent to the Renjo La from Gokyo provides jaw dropping views of Mt. Everest with Gokyo Lake below.

Side trip via Chukhung Ri Climb: The climb to the 5550 m (18,209 ft) summit of Chukhung Ri is a tough lung busting struggle, but the reward is a panoramic view of Makalu, Island Peak, Ama Dablam, and the glacial lake of Imja Tsho. This should only be attempted if you feel well acclimatized at Chukhung.

Side trip Fifth Lake & Ngozumpa Tse: Gokyo valley’s 5th Lake and the rocky outcropping between the 5th and 6th lakes known as Ngozumpa Tse is a great day hike option for those who want to spend an extra day in Gokyo. The challenging hike leads up into the remote and desolate upper Gokyo Valley. The view from Ngozumpa Tse is jaw-dropping.

Side trip Thame-Khumjung Alternate Route: If you’d like to experience a different village on your return you can stay in Khumjung rather than Namche Bazaar. While you won’t find the shopping, bars, restaurants, and other amenities of Namache Bazaar, Khumjung located about two hours above, does have beautiful views of Ama Dablam and a quieter laid back vibe since it is bypassed by most trekkers.

Side trip via Pikey Peak: Sir Edmund Hillary is said to have declared Pikey Peak is favorite trekking view point in Nepal. On a clear day it is possible to see as far as Dhaulagiri to the west and Kanchenjunga to the East.

Side trip via Lower Gokyo Valley Loop: Explore the lower Gokyo Valley, following the east side of the valley up to Nha and returning down the west side of the Valley via Dole, before crossing back to the east side at Phortse and returning to Pangboche.

Side trip Overland Start: With roads being extended further into the region there are now a few options for those who want to trek in rather than fly. Starting from Dhap allows you to take in the famed views of Pikey Peak on the trek in before joining the main trail at Junbesi. For the traditionalist, with bus service now extending to Bhandar the classic Jiri start can now be reduced by a day. Starting from Bhandar allows you to follow the route of early climbing expeditions into the Khumbu. While not that high by Himalayan standards, the trekking routes into the Khumbu are surprisingly strenuous. Since the path cuts across the valleys that descend from the high Himalayas, there is a lot of up and down climbing as you climb out of one valley and descend down to a river only to climb out the other side. This area sees far fewer trekkers than the trails above Lukla, but still has a pretty good lodge infrastructure.

Side trip via Ama Dablam Base Camp to Dingboche: If you itching to get off the trekking highway up to Everest Base Camp a day detour off to the much less visited Ama Dablam Base Camp may be just what your looking for. This off the beaten path side trip take you right up to the base of one of the Khumbu regions most beautiful mountains. Along the way, you’ll get views of Everest as you pass by yak shelters and walls constructed by Sherpa herdsmen.

Weather Conditions in November

Early November, along with late October, are the most popular times to trek in Nepal. Temperatures get cooler in November, but the skies get clearer and the chance of rain or snow interrupting your trek gets lower. At high altitudes, trekkers are rewarded with good views throughout the day.

At a glance
On average there are 1 day with precipitation in November. The highest point on the trek is Kala Patthar at 5643 m. During November, expect high temperatures of around -1.5°C (29°F) and lows down to -17.5°C (1°F) at Kala Patthar.

Three Passes & Everest Base Camp Overland Start, via Pikey Peak, via Lower Gokyo Valley Loop, via Ama Dablam Base Camp to Dingboche, via Chukhung Ri Climb, Fifth Lake & Ngozumpa Tse, and Thame-Khumjung Alternate Route
(Elevation Profile)

Itinerary
(27 days / 26 nights )
created by stacey (new zealand)

Fri Nov 16 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.4°C (76°F) and lows of about 8.4°C (47°F) in November.

Kathmandu
Public bus from Kathmandu to Dhap Bazaar (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $10.00
Travel time: about 12 hours
Bus leaves very early in the morning.
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Private vehicle from Kathmandu to Dhap Bazaar (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $375.00
Travel time: about 7 hours

Shared vehicle from Kathmandu to Dhap Bazaar (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $20.00
Travel time: about 10 hours
You will need to leave Kathmandu very early in the morning.
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Dhap Bazaar (2932 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.8°C (59°F) and lows of about -1.2°C (30°F) in November.

Jhapre (2921 m)

If you arrive by public transportation you may need to hike in the dark by headlamp to reach Jhapre the same day.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.9°C (59°F) and lows of about -1.1°C (30°F) in November.

Sat Nov 17 (day 2)

Pikey Peak Base Camp (3640 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.6°C (51°F) and lows of about -5.4°C (22°F) in November.

Sun Nov 18 (day 3)

Pikey Peak (4065 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.0°C (46°F) and lows of about -8.0°C (18°F) in November.

Pikey Peak

Lamjura La (3530 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.2°C (52°F) and lows of about -4.8°C (23°F) in November.

Junbesi (2700 m)

About 6 to 7 hours from Sete
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.2°C (61°F) and lows of about 0.2°C (32°F) in November.

Junbesi
Mon Nov 19 (day 4)

Salung (2953 m)

About 2 hours from Junbesi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.7°C (58°F) and lows of about -1.3°C (30°F) in November.

Ringmu (2805 m)

About 1.5-2 hours from Salung or about 3.5-4 hours from Junbesi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.6°C (60°F) and lows of about -0.4°C (31°F) in November.

Ringmu

Taksindu La (3071 m)

About 1 hour from Ringmu or about 4.5-5 hours from Junbesi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.0°C (57°F) and lows of about -2.0°C (28°F) in November.

Taksindu (2930 m)

About 15-20 min from the Taksindu La or about 5-5.5 hours form Junbesi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.8°C (59°F) and lows of about -1.2°C (30°F) in November.

Nunthala (Manidingma) (2194 m)

About 1-1.5 hours from Taksindu or about 6-7 hours from Junbesi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.2°C (67°F) and lows of about 3.2°C (38°F) in November.

Tue Nov 20 (day 5)

Jubing (1676 m)

About 2-3 hours from Nunthala
Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.3°C (72°F) and lows of about 6.3°C (43°F) in November.

Kharikola (2072 m)

About 2 hours from Jubing or about 4-4.5 hours from Nunthala
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.0°C (68°F) and lows of about 4.0°C (39°F) in November.

Bupsa (2350 m)

About 1-1.5 hours from Kharikola
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.3°C (65°F) and lows of about 2.3°C (36°F) in November.

Bupsa
Wed Nov 21 (day 6)

Chaurikharka (2600 m)

About 7 hours from Bupsa or about 8 hours from Kharikola
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.8°C (62°F) and lows of about 0.8°C (33°F) in November.

Cheplung (2660 m)

About 30 min from Chaurikarka
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.4°C (62°F) and lows of about 0.4°C (33°F) in November.

Phakding (2860 m)

About 1.5-2 hours from Cheplung
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.2°C (59°F) and lows of about -0.8°C (31°F) in November.

Phakding
Thu Nov 22 (day 7)

Monjo (2835 m)

About 2.5 hours from Phakding
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.4°C (60°F) and lows of about -0.6°C (31°F) in November.

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

About 2.5 hours from Monjo or about 5 hours from Phakding
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.8°C (53°F) and lows of about -4.2°C (24°F) in November.

Namche Bazaar
Fri Nov 23 (day 8)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.8°C (53°F) and lows of about -4.2°C (24°F) in November.

Sat Nov 24 (day 9)

Tengboche (3870 m)

About 4-5 hours from Namche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.2°C (49°F) and lows of about -6.8°C (20°F) in November.

Tengboche
Sun Nov 25 (day 10)

Pangboche (3930 m)

About 2 hours from Tengboche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.8°C (48°F) and lows of about -7.2°C (19°F) in November.

Pangboche

Phortse (3840 m)

about 1-2 hours from Pangboche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.4°C (49°F) and lows of about -6.6°C (20°F) in November.

Phortse

Thare (4390 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.1°C (43°F) and lows of about -9.9°C (14°F) in November.

Nha (4440 m)

About 3-4 hours from Phortse
Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.8°C (42°F) and lows of about -10.2°C (14°F) in November.

Mon Nov 26 (day 11)

Machhermo (4400 m)

About 30 min from Nha
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.0°C (43°F) and lows of about -10.0°C (14°F) in November.

Machhermo

Dole (4090 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.9°C (46°F) and lows of about -8.1°C (17°F) in November.

Dole

Phortse Thanga (3650 m)

About 2-3 hours from Machhermo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.5°C (51°F) and lows of about -5.5°C (22°F) in November.

Phortse (3840 m)

About 30 min from Phortse Thanga
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.4°C (49°F) and lows of about -6.6°C (20°F) in November.

Phortse

Pangboche (3930 m)

About 2-3 hours from Phortse
Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.8°C (48°F) and lows of about -7.2°C (19°F) in November.

Pangboche
Tue Nov 27 (day 12)

Ama Dablam Base Camp (4600 m)

about 3 hours up from Pangboche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.8°C (41°F) and lows of about -11.2°C (12°F) in November.

Ama Dablam Base Camp

Pangboche (3930 m)

About 1-1.5 hours back down from Ama Dablam Base Camp
Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.8°C (48°F) and lows of about -7.2°C (19°F) in November.

Pangboche

Dingboche (4410 m)

About 3 hours from Pangboche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.9°C (43°F) and lows of about -10.1°C (14°F) in November.

Dingboche
Wed Nov 28 (day 13)

Dingboche (4410 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.9°C (43°F) and lows of about -10.1°C (14°F) in November.

Thu Nov 29 (day 14)

Chukhung (4730 m)

About 3 hours from Dingboche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.0°C (39°F) and lows of about -12.0°C (10°F) in November.

Chukhung
Fri Nov 30 (day 15)

Imja Tsho (Lake) (5010 m)

Acclimatization hike to the Glacial lake of Imja Tsho about 3-5 hours round trip from Chukhung other destinations can also be requested tat the desecration of the group and guide. Island Peak Base Camp can be reached on the same day hike adding about 2-3 hours round trip to the hike.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 2.3°C (36°F) and lows of about -13.7°C (7°F) in November.

Imja Tsho (Lake)

Chukhung (4730 m)

While technically it is possible to go to both Chukhung Ri and Imja Tsho in a day with one in the morning and the other in the afternoon it is highly recommended if you wish to go to both to add an extra night between the two day hikes in Chukhung, or to choose to go to one or the other.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.0°C (39°F) and lows of about -12.0°C (10°F) in November.

Chukhung
Sat Dec 1 (day 16)

Chukhung Ri (5550 m)

About 3-4 hours up and 1-2 hours back down to Chukhung
Expect typical high termperatures of about -4.9°C (23°F) and lows of about -20.9°C (-6°F) in December.

Chukhung Ri

Chukhung (4730 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 0.0°C (32°F) and lows of about -16.0°C (3°F) in December.

Chukhung
Sun Dec 2 (day 17)

Kongma La Pass (5535 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about -4.8°C (23°F) and lows of about -20.8°C (-5°F) in December.

Kongma La Pass

Lobuche (4940 m)

About 6-9 hours from Chukhung via the Kongma La
Expect typical high termperatures of about -1.2°C (30°F) and lows of about -17.2°C (1°F) in December.

Mon Dec 3 (day 18)

Gorak Shep (5164 m)

About 2-3 hours from Lobuche
Expect typical high termperatures of about -2.6°C (27°F) and lows of about -18.6°C (-1°F) in December.

Gorak Shep

Everest Base Camp (5380 m)

About 3 hours from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about -3.9°C (25°F) and lows of about -19.9°C (-4°F) in December.

Everest Base Camp

Gorak Shep (5164 m)

About 2-3 hours from Everest Base Camp
Expect typical high termperatures of about -2.6°C (27°F) and lows of about -18.6°C (-1°F) in December.

Gorak Shep
Tue Dec 4 (day 19)

Kala Patthar (5643 m)

About 1-2 hours to climb Kala Patthar from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about -5.5°C (22°F) and lows of about -21.5°C (-7°F) in December.

Kala Patthar

Dzongla (4800 m)

About 5-6 hours from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about -0.4°C (31°F) and lows of about -16.4°C (2°F) in December.

Dzongla
Wed Dec 5 (day 20)

Cho La Pass (5420 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about -4.1°C (25°F) and lows of about -20.1°C (-4°F) in December.

Cho La Pass

Dragnag (4800 m)

About 5-6 hours from Dzongla via the Cho La
Expect typical high termperatures of about -0.4°C (31°F) and lows of about -16.4°C (2°F) in December.

Dragnag

Gokyo (4750 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about -0.1°C (32°F) and lows of about -16.1°C (3°F) in December.

Gokyo
Thu Dec 6 (day 21)

Gokyo (4750 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about -0.1°C (32°F) and lows of about -16.1°C (3°F) in December.

Fri Dec 7 (day 22)

Gokyo 5th Lake (5000 m)

About 4-5 hours from Gokyo
Expect typical high termperatures of about -1.6°C (29°F) and lows of about -17.6°C (0°F) in December.

Gokyo 5th Lake

Ngozumpa Tse (5553 m)

About 1 hour ascent from 5th Lake
Expect typical high termperatures of about -4.9°C (23°F) and lows of about -20.9°C (-6°F) in December.

Ngozumpa Tse

Gokyo (4750 m)

About 3-4 hour return from 5th Lake
Expect typical high termperatures of about -0.1°C (32°F) and lows of about -16.1°C (3°F) in December.

Gokyo
Sat Dec 8 (day 23)

Renjo La Pass (5340 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about -3.6°C (26°F) and lows of about -19.6°C (-3°F) in December.

Renjo La Pass

Lungden (4380 m)

About 6-8 hours from Gokyo via the Renjo La Pass.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 2.1°C (36°F) and lows of about -13.9°C (7°F) in December.

Lungden

Thame (3820 m)

About 3 hours from Lungdhen
Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.5°C (42°F) and lows of about -10.5°C (13°F) in December.

Thame
Sun Dec 9 (day 24)

Thame (3820 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.5°C (42°F) and lows of about -10.5°C (13°F) in December.

Mon Dec 10 (day 25)

Khumjung (3790 m)

About 5-6 hours from Thame
Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.7°C (42°F) and lows of about -10.3°C (13°F) in December.

Tue Dec 11 (day 26)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

About 1.5-2 hours from Khumjung
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.8°C (46°F) and lows of about -8.2°C (17°F) in December.

Namche Bazaar

Lukla (2860 m)

About 5-7 hours from Namche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.2°C (52°F) and lows of about -4.8°C (23°F) in December.

Lukla
Wed Dec 12 (day 27)
Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $180.00
Travel time: 30 minutes

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.4°C (69°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in December.

Kathmandu